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TILE ABGUb. TUESDAY. -APttiL i4. 1891.
HUS10X GOES OUT.
A Ntw Man Appointed United
E. H. EEBIKEK THE OSE SELECTED.
Waat Virginia May Feasibly Lomi Her
Wrtrt Taa Monry Wester State
Which Are Behind with the Garera
meat Ct. plaola lead Praetor
Would Like tha Scaatorshlp Tha
P resident Starts oa HI Western Torn
Tha Flag oa tha Capitol Badiul Still
Welting Blaine' Reply.
WasmsoTOJ CITY, April 14 Feb. 24 J.
K. Huston, Cnited State treasurer, wrote
President Harrison tendering his resigna
tion. The note gives do reason, bat ac
knowledges "my deep sense of gratitude
to yon for toe kindness received at your
bands." Tbe president's reply is dated
April 13, and says: "I have delayed action
upon year letter of Feb. 24, tendering
yoar resignation of tbe office of treasurer
,V-h United States, for reasons known
to you.. I now yield to yoar request to be
relieved from the duties ot your office,
and accept your resignation to take effect
upon the appoint cum t and qualification
ef yonr aticcessor. I regret that your per
sonal affairs compel you to this step and
beg to assure yo;i of my Mncere and con
tinued regard and best wishes."
Anpofatment of K. H. Nebeker.
Mr. E. 11. Xebeker of Indiana,
who, it was understood, wou'd
succeed Huston as treasurer, called
at the White House yesterday morning.
Notwithstanding the fact that the presi
dent was extremely busy closing up mat
ters that required disposition before he
left tbe capital and consulting with bis
cabinet officers, he spared time to speak
to Mr. Xebeker for a few minutes. The
result of the interview was the appoint
ment yesterday afternoon of Mr. Xebeker
to the position of treasurer of the Cnited
States, to succeed Huston, whose resigna
tion will take effect upon tbe qualifica
tion of his successor. Mr. Xebeker left
for Indiana on the 3:3) p. m. train. It
will be about ten days before Mr. Xebeker
qualifies. He will have to give a bond ot
130,000 upon taking the oath of office,
and when he is confirmed by the fen.nte he
will have to fcive a new bond for a. like
amount. Vhen he assumes charge of the
office all the money in the United States
treasury will have to be counted.
REFUNDING THE DIRECT TAX.
An Important Matter for West Virginia
Other states in I bt.
Was-HIXGTOx City, April 14. Governor
Fleming and ex-Governor Wilson, of
West Virginia, were at the department of
justice yesterday and made an tpjKict
inent with Solicitor General Taft for aa
argument as to whether West Virginia
can legally be paid her share of the direct
tax. The bearing will take place in
about three weeks and the collateral
questions involved are of vastly more im
portance than ttte direct question at issue.
First Comptroller Mathews has held up
tbe payment to tue state or est ir
ginia of ber share of the direct tax, on the
ground that tbe state of Virginia, at the
time that West Virginia became asta'o,
owed the United States and still owes tbe
United States more than (1,550,00 on Iq
dian trust bonds.
The History of the Mattrr.
When West Virginia became a state,
she agreed to pay her share of the indebt
edness of Virginia, both state and na
tional. Whea the direct tax was Jevie.1,
West Virginia paid her share out of the
state treasury. The state of Virginia
paid her share by government agents col
lecting it from individual-, and by t;ie
terms of the direct tax law, which pro
vides that the tax paid by in-livi luals
cannot lie withheld by the genera'. irovrrn
ment fur the tbt due from a s'.nt?, is
thereforecntitled to a refund of theHmuut
collected. But in the c.ise of We-t Vir
ginia, whose direct tax was pail by the
state, her share has been held up for ber
part of the original Virgiuia State debt
to tbe general government.
Ilae a Hearing on the State Ieht.
The qnestion In all its phases is likely
to again be brought to public no
tic wbn Governors Fleming aud Wil
son make their arguments to show that
the government has no power to withhold
West Virginia's share of tue direct tax
for a debt owed by old Virginia. Tbe de
cision on the matter will nave by infer
ence an important bearing as to West Vir
ginia's share of indebtedness to Virginia
oa the state debt, which has been a sub
ject of dispute, and has figured in tha
politics of the Old Dominion for many
years, giving rise to their fie adjuster par
ty, the IMddleberger act and other laws.
Withheld from Western Stales.
First Comptroller A, C. Matthews, of
the treasury department, bas recommend
ed to Secretary Foster that tbe following
amounts be withheld from tbe amounts
doe western states named below on ac
count of the direct tax: Illinois, 17,W)f;
Michigan, t.5.633; Minnesota, t.3-!L, and
Wisconsin, t5,2'H. Tbe amounts are
charged on the books of the department
as against the states named for arms, etc.,
overdrawn by them under section 1.001,
revised statutes, prior to Feb. 12, 1SS7.
Looking for More of the Same.
Other indebtedness of states to the gen
eral government may be found on the
books of tbe treasury, and other depart
ments are being examined very Cftrefully
In order to discover any balance the
states may owe the general government.
Ia tbe cases specified it may be found that
tbe amounts cannot be legally held as an
offset to the governmeut refund of the
direct tkx" to the states, but tbe amounts
named will be held until the question can
be legally determined.
Death of Gen. Splnola.
WAsniKOTOJf City, April 14 Repre
sentative Spinola, of Xew York, who had
been ill for some weeks, but whose re
. tnarkable vitality was expected yesterdny
to pull him through, died this morning
"OLD GLORY" OVER THE CAPITOL.
A Mighty Bagged Old Emblem Flatters
Over the West Front.
' "Wabhikbtos Citt, April 14. Xot until
' Srgeant-at-Arms Valentine, of the sen
ate, bad been in office for several montLs
was the national flag displayed upon the
national Capitol at any other time thau
when the senate or bouse of representa
tives was In session. Convening of either
bouse of congress was the signal for fals
ing the flag over its wing ot tbe Capttoi,
and the moment an adjournment w. a
taken tbe flag was lowered. For years
Tisltors to Washington City bad et la
mented upon the fact that theCap:tol
was one public building where the Amer
ican flag cauld not be seen. Valent ne
agreed with a good many thousands of
other people that the national Capitol vas
tbe proper place for the national fag
Has Flattered Itself to Rasa,
With the help of the joint comn it
tee on tbe library be finally succeeded in i
having a flag pole erected over the wsst
front of tbe building and since then the
American flag bas fluttered there day a id
night, bat it is cot a sight calculated to
awaken any feelings ot pride orsatisfic
tion in tbe American citizens who visit
tbe capital. Tbe flag was originally so
small that it was liable to escape not ce
unless attention was called to it, and it is
now so torn by wind and storm that uo
patriotic cit:z?n can look at it witht ut
feeling ashamed that such a rag should be
displayed in such a place.
The President Off oa Bis Journey.
Washington Citt, April 14. President
Harrison left this city on his southern
and western trip last night at 12:10. Other
members of the party V ho will live for
tbe next thirty days in the sumptuously
fitted Pullman cars that comprise -.be
presidential train are Mrs. Harrison, Mrs.
Dimmick, Mrs. McKee. Mr. and Mrs. R is
sell Harrison: Secretary Rusk, who rill
go as for as El Paso, Tex.: Postmaster
General Wanamaker; Daniel M. Rais
dell, marshal of the District of Columbia;
E F. Tibbett, executive clerk; George W.
Boyd, assistant general passenger agent
of the Pennsylvania railroad, who will
have charge of the party during' tbe en
tire trip, Mrs. Boyd, and reprvsentati .-es
of tbe press.
Secretary Proctor on the Senatorial)..
Washington Citt, April 14. Secretary
Proctor yesterday ,at the request of a noni-b.-r
of newspaper men, declared himself
as to the Vermont senatorship. He sjiid:
"Should tbe position in due time be r
fered to me with the besrty approval add
gwd will cf the people of the state. I
sboul l scarcely feel at liberty to decl.ne
the honor aud the opportunity to sc-ve
those w ho have so many times shown tl eir
confidenca iu me." He further said t it
be had no immediate intention of resin
in j the secretaryship.
Itlaine Bas Nat Replirtl to Kn1ini.
Washington Citt, April 14. -it can be
stated officially that Secretary Blaine I as
not yet replied to Premier Rudini list
note, either by cablegranior by letter. It
is understood that Secretary Iilaiua is
awaiting the result cf the iuveslieal on
now ia progT' by the United States i.is
tr.ct attorney before he will frame his re
ply. This report has not 3-et been re
ceived at tUe department of justice.
The New Treasury Architect.
Washington Citt, Apnl 14 Secret try
Foster yester-Jay appointed Mr. W. J. 3d
brooke, of Chicago, supervising archit ?ct
of the treasitry. Mr. Edbrooke is a promi
prorninerit architect of Chicago, who vas
formerly commissioner of public build
ings ol that ciry.
Rear Admiral Shnfeldt Very III.
Washington Citt, April 14. The con
dition ot K-ar Admiral Shufeldt last
night was critical. At 10 o'clock he v.-as
flelirious, and the gravest apprehensions
are feit by bis friends for his recovery.
WELL DONE, RACHEL WALKER.
A I'lncky Rr.glish Girl Who I'sed a Pi-tol
Justly and with Precision.
Port J Er.vis, X. Y., April J A On Sat
urday night about 12 o'clock, a young
Euglish woman named Rachel Wall.er,
employed as a waitress in Dunn's restau
rant, started for home. A short distaac:
from the restaurant she was followed by
a railroader named O'Xeill and two c m
panion, who attempted to assault 1 er.
She resisted and returned to the
restaurant, procured a pistol 1 nd
started back. She was aaiu ac
costed in an indecent niauuer by
O'Neill, when she fired the pi-tol at h m,
th- ball striking birn in the foreheid.
O'Neill's companions lleJ. The girl Vas
arrested nm O'Neill m-nt to' tha liospral.
The girl bear a iroou character.
Ix-atli of the Author of "Kit."
Xew Youn. April 14. Clifton W. Tay
leure, newspaper writer, dramatist iind
theatrical manager, was found dead in
bed Sunday ut the home of bis brother in
Brooklyn, wbere he has lived fora moctli.
Mr. Tajleure was 55 years old. In the
war be was the editor of a newspaper in
Richmond, Va. He also served in the
Confederate army and gained tbe rani of
colonel. La;er he wrot'j the play "Kit;
'J'he Arkauai Traveler," and sold it to
luimeime Losses of Indian Cattle.
Denveb, Colo., April 14 The recjnt
snow storms in the Southern Vte age icy
were attended by a frightful loss of ca tie
and horses belonging to the Mowacbes
and Capoles. It is estimated that ft lly
2j,000 head were frozeu to death. Stow
fell to a depth of four feet. It is reported
that the Apaches, who own vast herds of
sheep and torses in Xew Mexico, hive
lost their entire herds. The storm in the
Apache country was unprecedented.
five Persons Drowned at St. Louis.
St. Lons, Mo., April 14 Shortly be
fore noon yesterday, five young men 1 nd
boys of a party of twelve crossing the
Mississippi ' river in a skiff from the f xit
ot Spruce street to Pittsburg dyke were
drowned in the eddy, which was very
strong at the latter place. The lis- ot
drowned is as follows: Joliu Bourge, Jr.,
ased 20; John McMahon. aged 2.'; Adam
Brust, aged If; Jack O'Connor, aged 2
aud Robert Guion, aged 2i
Doesn't Look Like Peace.
London, April 14. The report that the
kaiser bas given up bis bunting pro
gramme, which had been fully determined
upon and places ami dates arranged, in
order to visit tbe fortresses of Alsace
Lorraine, is not regarded as a sign of
peace. It is said the kaiser desires to
inspect for himself the copdition of Ger
many's frontier defenses in tbe direction
A Gourd at Barnaul's Tomb. .
Bridgeport, Conn., April 14. The
family of the late P. T. Barnum, becoming
alarmed by rumors that bis body w to
be stolen,, have engaged several stalvart
men to guard tbe tomb. Tbe guard -vill
be kept on some time. . .-
Death of Blabop Cilmour.
St. Aiiodstixk, Fla.. April 14. Bis lop
Gilmonr, of Cleveland, 'died here ast
eveuing after a week's illness,
; Abandoned Koch's Lymph.
Berlin, April 14. Bonn univeristy has
abandoned the use of Korh's and Lieb
T0 CONTROL SUGiffi.
. - '..:f
A Combination of Refiners Get
ting in Shape.
THE PEOFTTS XOT LAE3E EJOUGH.
A Boycott To Be Pot on All Foreign
Prod act, and German Beet ebgar To
Be Taken Special Care Of A Scheme
That Will Bring Aboat a Rise in tha
Price Described by a Heavy Dealer
Western Mea Not In It.
Xew York, April 14 Reports bve
been current for some days on the sugar
market at tbe foot of Wall street that a
combination had been formed between tbe
su gar trost,all tbe eastern refineries aud tbe
Wholesale Grocers' association to acqui-e
complete control of tbe sugar trade. It
is known that negotiations have been
pending between the independent refiners,
the sugar trast, and the wholesale deal
ers to handle all the sugar refined in this
country and to boycott the refined sugars
of foieign countries.
Ilartuonising with the Trust.
So far the deal bas resulted only in an J
association of refiners. It is stated now
that Claus Spreckels, E. C. Knight, Har
rison Sc Frazer and all the independent
sugar refiners have entered into an agree
ment with the trust to work in harmony
with its manager', and to produce on'.y
their pro rat.i share of the entire produc
tion, which will be limited to the sales
made in auvance by tbe wholesale gro
cers. A Dealer Explains.
One of the largest sugar dealers in the
city said in reference to this agreement:
"The refiners are now making a profit of
only 1-15 cent per pound on the sugar ban
died by them. They are restricted to this
profit because at cent per pound be
tween the cist of refined and tbe selliug
price, foreiga beet sugar would come to
the market in such quantities as to pre
vent the placing of the product of the
Menaced by German Sugar.
To-day telegrams have been received
asking for quotations on German beet
sugar, and tuat article, favored as it is by
a high bounty to the producer from the
German government, is looming up
promptly as a menace to tbe refining bus
iness here. Of this German granulated
susar 10,CO0 bags of 224 pounds each hav?
arrived at New Orleans, and twenty-five
bas of 224 pounds each, aud twenty-five
ctsks cf l.tM) pouuds each have arrived at
Will Fight Foreign Sugar.
"There wili be no nttempt to boycott it,
however, but the individual refiners and
tbe trust acting together wili take what
ever steps thy deem necessary to prevent
it or any ether foreign refined
sugar fiadug a market here. The
deal made is one similar to
that formed in tho tobacco trade. The
Western association of wholesale grocers
is not in it, bat the wholesale grocers of
the Middle states, and Eastern states
bare joined with the refiners to an extent
so as to become exclusive acents of their
CANADIAN RAILWAY PRIVILEGES.
tTindom's Restrictive Regulations and
Their Effect on Through TrafHc '
Washington Citt, April 14 Shortly
before Secretary Windom's death he had
prepared regulations designed to restrict
tbe present freedom of railway transpor
tation by the Canadian railroads into tbe
United States. It was claimed that the
present regulations discriminated unfa
vorably against the American roads, inas
much as the Canadian roads were not
subject to the provisions of the interstate
commerce law and could thereby maite
lower rates than the American roads.
The effect of such regulations, bad th-v
been put in force, would be to stop ail
Canadian freights nt the frontier and
compel them to pass the customs, which
would greatly embarrass and cripple ths
through trado cf tbs Canadian lines.
I ostcr to Reopen the yiirstit.n.
It is said that the draft ot the regula
tions hIso provided for the withdrawal of
the officers stationed at ancouver, Mon
treal, and other points to certify
aud seal goods in bond for tran
sit to the United Slates. Secre
ta'ry Foster has been looking into
tbe matter and has decided to rcc pen the
case as to the privileges now accorded cn
this side to tbe Canadian railroads. The
whole question may, perhaps, be made a
part of Ulaitie's negotiation with the Can
adian commissioners when, on the presi
dent's return, they are again invited to
submit their propositions for reciprocal
trade between the two countries.
Poor Shooting at a Robber.
XTACK, X. Y., April 14. A daring rob
bery was committed in Haverstraw Sun
day night. The thief entered the jewelry
store of E. P. Vandenburg through the
front door, and in doing so started the
burglar alarm. He rushed in and carried
off over t5X worth of silver watches. The
proprietor appeared on .the scene just as
the burglar was making a hasty retrea.,
but not one of the shots fired at tbe re
treating robber touched him, and he got
Will shut Off the Money.
Landing, Mich., April 14. The liou-e
will try the experiment of starving the
board of control of the state school at
Coldwater into discharging Superintend
enc Xewkirk. Yesterday when tbe sen
ate sent over the bill appropriating $75,000
for the use of the school the bouse, by a
large majority, voted to lay it on the ta
ble, and will leave it there unless the
board uccedes to its wishes.
Legislation in Wisconsin.
Madison, Wis., April 14. The senate
last night concurred in tbe bouse bill pro
viding that tbe treasurer, attorney gen
ernal and secretary of state shall select
banks in which state funds may be depos
ited. 1 be bouse concurred in the senate
bill permitting tbe Wisconsin Central to
enter Milwaukee through a tunnel. It
looks as though the solons would not get
through before May 1.
Fell Into a Hole and Died.
Cincinnati, April 14. The body of Rev.
Father Gordon, a Roman Catholic priest of
Xewport, Ky., was found lying in an ex
cavation near a sidewalk iu this city at an
early hour yesterday. It is supposed that
the priest fell into the bole while walking
iu the darkness, and his death was due to
, . : .1 : '
x ne oeaa ooay 01 mattes lass was
found undera railroad culvert at Xew
Hampton, Iowa. The cause ot his death
is not known." , . ' , ,
A -W0M'S D1K0VBBT
Another wonderful ' discovery baa
been made, and that, too by a lady in
this country. Disease fastened its
clutches upon ber and for seven years sbe
withstood itsseverests tests, but ber vital
organs were undermined and death
seemed imminent. For three months she
coughed incessantly and could not sleep.
She bought of us a bottle or Dr. King
New Discovery for consumption and was
so much relieved on taking tbe first dose
that she slept all night, and with one
bottle bas been miraculously cured. Her
name is Mrs. Luther Lntz." Thus write
W. C. Hamrick 4 Co., of Shelby. N. C.
Get a free bottle at Hartz & Bahnsen's
OCLS 1HTAL, PASS, 1373.
from which tbe excess of
oil bas been removed. Is
and it is Soluble,
are used ia its preparation. It has
liiorc than three times the strength of
Cocoa mixed with Starch, Arrowroot
or Sugar, and is therefore fr.r more
economical, costing ttss than o:; cent
a cup. It is delicious, nourishing,
strengthening, easily digested,
and admirably adapted for invalids
us wcii as for persons in health.
Sold by Orocers everywhere.
W. BAKER & CO., Dorchester, Mass.
1 r. iKxrnKBYs'srECD-ics ar sci?nttllcdiT and
c&jvfnlly n?iared iive.Tlntion ; u.l f.r many
yean In private practice writ h socoenjusd forover
Uiinj years ued by tfcertjle. Every tingle Spe
cific a !mk'1a1 cure fur tbe dixeae named.
ThK Kpecltlcs cure without draining, pnnr
ing or reducing tbe system, aud ar In fact aud
ueedtbe sovereign renediesot'theWerld.
rr mix rip ii. xos. ernes. rainr.
l evers, Ci:?tlin. Inflammatirn .. a.
Worms. t'..rm hever. wrni oUc. .
ryiits Celic, rlwaiingof Intuits .-i.J
Diarrhea, of C hlldren or Adults.... .2 5
DyeeaterT. ortptng. lulsvr Colic ..
J holer .M arbns. Vomiting ..!
oacbs, C'ol.t, bmuchitln .
Nenralgia. Toothache. Faceache
ileadacaes, S) k Headache, ertigo ."..
ypeBia. Blll'ius Stomach .-i-i
t-npnreesed or Painfal Periods. .
Wane, uo Profuse lrlod tH
reap. Couirh. I'ifllcnlt En-athtn? ...
fait It aeam. Eryslla, f.ruptions. .t. J
Kheamativm, Kaeutnattc 1'alcs J.
1'ever and Acae. Chillis. lialarta AO
I'iles, Ullnd or tleedlue .50
Catarrh, Influent. t Id intbeH-ead .50
Wboapinc t'ongb. Violent Conpk. .50
;rneral i-btlily .1 hyslcal Weaiiiesi .50
1 rlnary Weakness. Vsettlne Bod. ..V
Sold by Drtvplets. or sent postpaid on receipt
ef price. Dr. Hcmfhriys' Maxcau (1 pane)
richly hottnd In cloth and ifold, mailed tree.
HUMPHREYS' MEDICINE CO,
Cor. William and John Streets, New Tore.
SPECI Fl OS.
BEST AND CHEAPEST
jaTThe only Paint House in the city.
R. M. WALL..
1612 Third Avenue.
tJ ..jit". NtrToan. all drin and
1 T J loMof power, in .Miner
1 va s rauMMl by youthtnl error,
jAr or ecire use of Ubavo.
It d to old atr and insanity. NtHVC KEKU
Lake t-, Chicaa. SI r hex. pMpaid, 6 (or
Tot le in Bock Hland by llartz A Bahnpen.
Third rem"' nrd T-ent'cth 'wt
innummiiran or ftimiimnts. nun n'n
A . , With th1 wftnl"rTnl remcUT,
jf( V T t tiv cure lor V. ,-ak 3It-morv.
ikfj a V1 l,n ot lirain 1'owir. Smhtiy
1 7V r ; .1 VniixOnnn. Lot Manhood.
CHAS. W. TERBURT, Manager.
Successor to Adamson & Buick,
Shop Nineteenth St., b-t.
General Jobbing and Repairing promptly done.
JSgTSecond Hand Machinery bought, sold and repaired.
A. J. SMITH & SON,
DRAPERY, GRILLE WORK
A. J. SMITH & SON,
125 s.c i 127 West Third Street. Opp. Masonic Temple, DAVElPORT-
INCORPORATED CXDER THIS TE5 STATS LAW.
Roek Island Savings ;Bank,
E00K ISLAND, ILL.,
Open ii'-j troa 9 a, m. to 4 p. si., and Sstnrday evenings from 7 to 8 o'clock.
Five per cent interest paid on Deposits. Money loaned oa Personal, Col
lateral, or Real Estate Security
E. P. RKTX0LDS. Pres. ? a DSSKSIASH, Vice-Pres. J. M. BUPOHD, Csstter.
DIBICTORS: - -
P. L. Mitchell. S P. Reynolds, ?. C. Dcckmann. John CrnbaneS. C. P. Lynde,
J. J. Reimers, L. Simon. S. W. Harst, J. M. Baford.
Jackbos & HrssT, Solicitors.
IT"W!'.1 becin bnslnes Jn'y 8, 1590, and will occupy banking room with Mitchell A Lynde
Qsiil new bank completed.
Proprietor of ihe Erady Street
AH kinds of Cnt Flowers cocstaatly on band.
Green f?one Flower Store
Oi:e bSo k corthof Central Park.ths largrtrt in Ia. tf'Jl Brady Street, Davenport, Iowa.
Firstclae Graining and Paper Hanging.
P. Box 672
Tc are opening too most complete line of Hardware specialties ever offared la Beck
Island beside onr reg-alar s'ock of staple and builders' Hardwsj
and Mechanics' tsole.
Pocket, Table Kitchen Cutlery,
Nau.8, Steel Goods, Tinwabe, Stoves, Eto.
STSCIAXTIES Climax Cooks and Bangei, "Florida' and Wlloer Hot Water Beatcns
florada Steam Boilers, Pactenr Germ Proof Filters, Economy Fanacea, TUi
sad Sheet Iron work. Plumbing, Coppe remitting and Steam Fitting,
BAKER & HOUSMAN,
1623 Second avenue, Rock Island.
PLUMBER, STEAUi '
A1ID GAS mil
AJTD CKaLXB Ut .
Wrought and Cast Iron and Lead Pipe
Hose, Packing, Sewer and Drain Tile.
Steam and Gas Fixtures.
0Beit work at fair prices. Estimates furnished.
Office and shop 219 lSth St. Telephone 1162.
Rock Island, 111.
Rock Island, 111
First and Second Avenue,
Shop Fourth Ave. bet. 31st and 23d Sts.