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TALKING IT OVER-.
Comments on the New Orleans
Grand Jury Report.
OPINION AT THE NATIONAL CAPITAL
The Attempt to F.ene Slob Law Depre
cated, but the Outcome of tbe Case Ex
pected To neneflcial The Important
Question at Issue with Italy Detec
tive 0'Malle.T Retorts on Ilia Enemies
Italian Consul Corte DlssatlUed
The Eminent Editor Expresses a Var
iety of Views.
Washington Citv, May ".Tbe report
of tbe New Orleans grand ju ry upon tbe
work of the mob at tbe parish prison
there last March led to considerable dis
cession here yesterday. Attorney General
Miller declined absolutely to express any
0 pinion about it or to discuss It in any ot
1 ts features. Mr. Blaine was absent at
X ew York, and consequently could not be
een, though it is doubtful if he would
have said anything if he had been herer
The findings of the grand jury excited no
furprise, for tome such conclusion in the
ease was expected. At tbe state depart
ment the attempt on the part of the jury
to excuse tbe infraction of law by off
setting it with the alleged attempts at
jury fixing, is deprecated, but there is a
well-defined opinion that oa tbe whole the
outcome of the esse will bo beneficial in
)ts effects upon the turbulent foreign ele
ments iu the United States, inasmuch as
it will make clear to them the fact that
they cannot rely npori treaties to escape
responsibility to the great public fort lien
Nationality of the Victims.
Tbe report, it is believed, differs in the
matter of the nationality of the victims
from the report of District Attorney
Grant, now in the hands of the attorney
general. The grand jury found that eight
were naturalized citizens, and that one
Lad declare1, his intention to become nat
uralized, while tbe district attorney, it is
believed, found that one of the victims
was an Italian, bnt an escaped convict,
and that another's nationality was so
doubtful as to make it unsafe to hazard
an opinion. So ut its worst, the Itali in
complaint will be narrowed down to two
persons and oue of them an escaped con
vict. Was the Treaty Violated?
This narrows Italy's demand for indem
nity. The I'niteil States has no naturali
zation treaty with Italy. The fast named
nation has invariably, through comity,
recognized our naturalized citizens as tree
from ainenabHity to their native govern
ment. When the case of tbee two vic
tims is considered the question will im
mediately ri.-e, were the treaty stipula
tions with Italy broken? Unless it ap
pears clearly that the treaty has been
Violated the Italiau cae falls to the
ground, and the leading diplomatic min is
of the state department maintain that
this fact caunot be made to appear.
SOME NEWSPAPER COMMENT.
Extracts from the Editorials of Promi
New Ycr.K. May 7. The World, refer
ring to the Xew Orleans grand jury re
port on the slaughter. of the Italians, says:
"The grand jury of Xew Orleans has
reached a mat lame and impotent con
clusion in failing to find any indictments
for the mob-murders of March 14, because
"the act seemed to involve the entire peo
ple of the parish, so profuse is their sym
pathy and extended their connections
with the affair.'' Grand juries are not
called upon to consider sympathies, but
acts. The inciters and leaders of the mob
are known, and test cases should have
been presented and tried. It is Rudini's
turn to in-Iulge in the smile und shoulder
Iiloc:.'-uiltines of the Stub.
The Kxpres says: "Again. t this pre
sentment all Christendom will cry out.
2o specious reasoning about the
atrocities of the Mafia can take away tbe
blood guiltiness of the mob which tore
those Italian-Americans from their cells
to kill them. One crime does not justify
another. Nor will the grand jurors who
were sworn to do their duty, but have
clearly failed in it by adding their crime
of perjuring themselves, lessen the iniq
uity. New Orleans was dis
graced when the assassins of Chief Hr-n-nessey
tvtre riot convicted. She was dis
graced when the mob became murderers,
and is now disgraced again by her grand
jury's marvelous blindness."
Takes the New Orleans View.
The Herald adopts the Xew Orleans
view; says you cannot indict a whole peo
ple, and generally justifies the work of
March 74. The Times is in the same boat,
and mildly indorses the grand jury and
the mob. The Continent credits the pub
lic opinion of a civilized and enlightened
community wit 11 the massacre, and has
nothing to say against it.
The Crescent City Editors.
Xew Orleans, May 7. The report of
the grand jury Tuesday, is, of course, the
general topic of conversation here, and is
approved by all classes of good citizens.
The States says that "no grand jury could
devise a way to "indict the people." The
Times-Democrat t horoughly indorses the
report, and says it is approved by not only
the people of Xew Orleans, but the whole
people of t:e country. The Ticayune is
the one note cf discord in tbe aeon of
praise for the mob' work, and it says:
"The grand jury could not find tbe guilty
parties. That is plain enough. Any in
sinuation that the "entire people" of the
city and parish are responsible ought not
to proceed from the grand jury, which
was acting under oath."
A Rhode Island Opinion.
PnoviDEXt K, R. I., May 7. The Journal
says in regard to the recent findings of tbe
grand jury iu the Xew Orleans lynching
matter that it seems to have found a ver
dict against nil the parties except those
engaged in the lynching. Nevertheless it
is true that as a civilized nation the United
States is bouad 10' give redress in cases of
violence inflicted by its citizens upon those
of a foreign country, and that it is a ser
ious defect in our system that it has nu
authority to proceed by forms of law and
06 ly by special action of congress. This
vreakness in the laws should be remedied
before there is a more serious difficulty,
which may arise at any time. .
Two I'hlladelphla Editors.
Philadelphia, Pa., May 7. The Press
ays: "The grand jury files a profuse
apology for tbe breach of tbe law and it
makes na attempt to vindicate the ad
ministration of justice. It practically ad
raits that in Xew Orleans the orderly
administration ot the law has become
Tbe Enquirer says: "The report of the
grand jury of Xew Orleans fully justifies
the pronounced position taken by this
paper on tbe so-called massacre. Wisely
they have decided to ignore the lynching.
It was not a crime. It was the just pun
ishment for crime.
What It Was There for.
Jacksonville, Fla., May 7. The Times
Union, speaking ot the presentment of
the grand jury at Xew Orleans, says: "It
is evident that the jury had no other ob
ject in view than to justify the action of
the citizens. After using many thousands
of words for this purpose, a very few
would suffice to state the only fact in
which the world is interested, namely,
that the jury declined to make any indict
ments." A riea for Judge Lynch.
Springfield, Mass., May 7. The Re
publican says in reference to the Xew Or
leans graud jury report: "The report of
the Xew Orleans grand jury, which is an
ex parte plea in behalf of the lynchers, is
In all its aspects a discouraging docu
ment. The only reference to be drawn
from this failure to indict is that the mob
spirit, tbe 'higher law' doctrine, is still
supreme iu Xew Orleans and not the law
A Charleston Taper's Comment.
CHARLESTON", S. C, May 7. In a review
of the report of the Xew Orleaus grand
jury The Xews ami Courier says: "The
report of the grand jury is very long, but
vague, indefinite and inconclusive.' Ad
mitting the truth of the charge that there
was a chronic demoralization of the ad
ministration of justice in the parish of
Xew Orleans, there was no justification
of the massacre."
DETECTIVE O'MALLEY'S STATEMENT.
lie Says the Iroecn)lon Was a "llare
Xew Orleans, Iia., May 7. Detective
O'Malley has made a long statement
about the Italiau tr oubles. He says his
success as a detective caused the city de
tectives and the private detectives to be
jealous of him long ago. They wers so
bitter against him that when Hennessey
was trying the case of the men who am
bushed the Matrangas oa'Mty C, 13A, and
found that O'Malley was ou the same
case, Hennesy dropped the matter aud
the I'rovenzanos were convicted by evi
dence found by O'Malley. Then Hennes
sey secured anew trial nnd got the I'ro
venzanos acquitted. After Henuessey
was assassinated the men arrested were
tuoe. who had testified against the Pro
venzanos. Defied the "Committee of Fifty."
O'Malley first offered his services to the
city, but they were rejected, and then the
Matrangas wanted to ensure bim. He at
first refused to take their case, but having
received a letter from the "Committee of
Fifty," demanding that he keep out of the
case, he became angry aud took the Ma
trauma side of the case and became satis
fied of their innocence. O'Malley gives.'a
long review of the evidence, and says the
prosecution was a bare-faced conspiracy
and a disgrace to civilization. He gives
many instances of the way he has been
and is still watched and persecuted.
Naturally lie Is Not Saji.fled.
The Italian consul in this city, M. Pas
puale Corte, is not satisfied with the con
clusions arrived at by the grand jury. He
said to a reporter yesterday: "I had taken
pains to bring before thoe gentlemen all
the documents, papers, and information
iu my possession relative to the men im
plicated in the Henessey murder. I now
find that the grand jury has not used my
information as I have given it to them,
and much that I did say was only partially
made u-e of. I will send a copy of the re
port and an account of my actions to the
home government very shortly."
LEGISLATION IN ILLINOIS.
Summary cf the Transactions of the
.P2:ingfieli, I!K, May 7. In the sen
ate yesterday, after the introduction of a
few bills, the bill to license an 1 regulate
banks was advanced to third reading. The
bill for the incorporation, etc., of savings
banks was made special order for Wednes
day next. A bill was introduced making
the minimum saloon license fS'JO per year.
Each house held a very short session.
Killed a Church Hill.
The house defeated the bill authorizing
the general bodies of religious denomina
tions to organize corporations with per
petual succession in order to hold prop
erty. There were only seven votes in its
favor. The bid allowing coal miners to
employ a check-weighmau, not an em
ploye of tbe mine, was passed. The bill
punishing keepers of improper resorts for
permitting unmarried females under 18
to stay at their houses was passed. In a
brief speech Green, on behalf of the mem
bers, presented to Speaker Crafts a por
trait of himself.
The Base Ball Aggregations.
CHICAGO, May 7. Scores recorded yester
day by the National league of base ball
experts were as follows: At Boston
Xew York 6. Boston 13; at Brooklyn
Philadelphia 5, Brooklyn 15; at Chicago
Cleveland 4, Chicago 12; at Cincinnati
Pittsburg t, Cincinnati 10.
Association: At Boston Cincinnati 1,
Boston fi; at Philadelphia Columbus 7,
Athletic ; at Washington City St. Louis
4, Washington 3; nt Baltimore Louis
ville 7, Baltimore 6 twelve innings.
Western: At Minneapolis Omaha 2,
Minneapolis I;. at Sioux City Denver 7,
Sioux City 5; at Milwaukee Lincoln 10,
Milwaukee 5; at St. Paul Kansas City 11,
St. Paul 10
Strayed Into Forbidden Patlia.
Chattanooga, Tenn., May 7. Rev. J.
5. Pennington, a Baptist clergyman, who
has filled pulpits of prominence in tbe
churches of many cities, was yesterday
found guilty of lewdness after a two days'
trial at Cleveland, Tenn., the jury being
out but an Jiour. He stoutly protests his
innocence. The woman in tne case, Miss
Shoular, is well conLected in middle Ten
nessee. The Suicide of Lord Douglas.
London, May 7. The coroner's inquest
into the case of Lotd James Edward
S hoi to Douglas, brother of the marquis of
Queensberry, who, after returning from
Ireland, committed suicide at a hotel,
was held luesday. The jury found a
verdict of temporary insanity.
Kebeker Goes to Indiana.
Washikgtos Citt, May 7. United
States Treasurer N'ebeker left this city
yesterday for Indiana. He will be absent
two weeks, engaged in settling up his
WHEAT ALL EIGHT.
Harm Done by the
Sharp Cold Snap.
I LOW NEWS SAID TO BE GOOD NEWS.
The Belief General That the Northwest
ern Fields Have Escaped Injury, and
Instead Been Benefited Dakota Farm
ers Talking of S3 W heat Effect of the
Blizzard on Garden Truck and Fruit
Damage Reported from Many Locali
ties Decidedly M'iutry Weather.
St. Paul, Minn., May 7. A great deal
cf apprehension is felt as to tbe results of
tie sharp frost of Tuesday night on the
growing crops. Reports are coming very
slowly from northwestern points, so slow
ly that the elevator men here report it as
a favorable omen. Had any damage been
w rought the fact would have been hastily
a inounced. The greatest fear was felt for
the park region of Minnesota, stretching
fiomSL Cloud to the Red river valley,
b it reports from Detroit and Park Rapids
si y the growing wheat never looked bet
t.r. Grand Forks, Casselton, Jamestown
and Devil's Lake report no damage to
wheat, and the belief is general that an
escape has been made in the finest wheat
country included in the frost line. The
blade was not suflicieutly advanced to be
harmed and will be benefited rather than
Greatest Danger to the Crop.
Through Southern Minnesota and South
Dakota the frost was too light to injure
anything bnt flax, which must be re
pi inted in several localities. The greatest
iisnger to the wheat crop at present is
fr.m drought. The steady winds of the
past few days have carried off the moist
ure and dried cut the upper soil, where
th) wheat has yet but light root. An
other week without rain will cause con
siderable anxiety, but rain withiu that
til le will place the crop in security for
ths present, with every prospect of an ex
traordinary yield. The acreage is still
latger than was given in the last report,
and is being increased. Dakota farmers
ta k European war, and wheat at (2 a
bushel, and are seeding wherever possible.
The Situation in Kansas.
TopEKA, Kan., May 7. The agricultural
department issued a report yesterday
which says that the condition of winter
wh?at in tbe eastern half of the state is
a btve the average at this date. In some
c ojnlies correspondents report the pres
ents of chinch bug and Hessian fly.
Th eggs and larva? of tbe Hessian fly
are found in the early sown wheat, and
are doing seme damage. In the western
hal: of the state there is but little com
pla nt of the Hessian fly. In some cen
tral and many western couaties, however,
a considerable percentage ot urea was
planted to wheat without plowing or cul
tivation of any kind, and is in bad condi
tion. THE WORK OF JACK FROST.
It Is Very VisiWle in the Gardens and
Milvavkef, Wis., 7. Reports from
the state regarding the heavy frost of
Mot day night are meagre, but ell agree
that general damage was done only to
garcen truck. Fruits were not sufficient
ly advanced to be affected, and there is no
other crop in the state at this season that
coul 1 be injured.
ClSTr.ALlA, Ills., May 7. A heavy
frost occurred in this region Tuesday
nighr, nipping berry blooms aud early
vegetables, but it is too early to correctly
estimate the damage. The quantity of
berries is reduced abaut a third. Dam
age to peaches au 1 other fruits is un
known. I'lacrs Where Ice Formed.
AVMKN", Iils., May 7. A heavy aul
damaging frost visited this section Tues
day tight, and ice was formed nearly one
fourth of an inch thick.
K ii:k wood. Ills., May 7. Ice tbe thick
ness of heavy paf er formed here Tuesday
night. All kinds of fruit is greatly dam
aged. FA1RBIT.Y, Ills.. May 7. The heavy frost
which visited this section the past two
nights has done considerable damage to
repetition. Ice formed one-eighth of an
ich tl ick Tnesday night.
Monti CELLO, Ills., May 7. Therj was
a blighting frost in Piatt county and
throughout central Illinois, killing fruit
at a fi-ar'ul rate and greatly injuring the
gardens. Ice froze one-half inch thick in
places. The peach crop is greatly iu
jured. Killing Ifost in Delaware.
Lewes, Del., May 7. The frost of
Tuesd ty night in this vicinity was very
severe on fruits and vegetables. Early
strawberries are probably killed. Apples,
pears, cherries, and plums are supposed
to be ladly damaged, and the few peaches
still r-maining are doubtless injured.
Early potato, .beans, and some other
vegetables are-much cut.
Snow Storm in Pennsylvania.
PonsviLLE, Pa., May 7. A snowstorm
set in tarly Wednesday morning and con
tinued for several hours. During the
past few days the weather has been
except oually cold fur this season of the
Tragedy at a Concert Hall.
Xew YuliK, May 7. In the Excelsior
Concern hall, on the Bowery, Tuesday
night, .i mau who is known as William
shot and instantly killed Laura Ida Bre
voort, n singer who had just left the stage,
and then killed himself. The man's name
is supposed to be Wilbur, but no cause is
known for the crime. Both tbe murderer
and his victim were about 30 years old.
Missing and a Defaulter.
Atlanta, Ga., May 7. Col. Dorsett,
who elo ed with Mrs. Massey from Doug'
lasville, is a defaulter. There is no bank
in Douglasville, and money was deposit
ed witb Dorsett on this account. It is
estimatt d that nearly fcW.OfO of this trust
money i.i in his possession. His where
abouts is unknown.
- Another Bridge at St. Louis.
St. Louis, Ma, May, 7. An important
deal has just been closed which guaran
tees to S-, Louis the building of a third
bridge at ross the Mississippi river. The
Dew bridge will be built at a point about
five milei south of the Eads bridge.
Explosion In a Coal Pit. .
Bebu, May 7. A disastrous explosion
occurred in the Serlo coal pit at Saar
brucken, Rhenish, Prussia. Eight per
sons wen- killed outright and seven others
were seriouslr injured.
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r rrri t onKwinn. UMinimaUon. .. .'25
Worm. Worm Kever. Worm Colic . .-2.J
Crying Celir, or Teething of Infants .i
Harrhpa. of Children or Adults .-2.
5 llvurntrrr, tirlplug. billon. Colic-.. .-2i
tf holera M otbaa, Vomiting
7 Cough. Coiil, Bronchitis $.
S Neuralgia. Toothache. J-aocarhe i.'S
tt Headaches. Sick Headache, Vertigo .i
JW liyopepsia. Bilious stomach .Z$
11 Suppressed cr Painful Periods, ."il
i alien, too Frofuse 1'eriods -&H
I .'I Croup. Comrh. Difficult rovathfnft
II alt Khenm. Krysiielas. Krupiions. .'.5
! IthenmatiMii. hneumatic Pains....
Iti I-ever an. I Ague, Chills Jlalaria....
17 IMIe, UlindorlsleedlaK .HO
19 Catarrh, Influenza, Cold In the Head ..0 ,
"20 hooping Cough. Violent Coughs. ..t i
tl l.rneral Debiliiv .luytical Weakness .." I
'it Kidney Disease .SO j
Nervous Debility . 1.00
SO I Hilary enkiie. Wetting Bed. .50 !
3i Diseases of thelIearl,PalplUtUon l.OU
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Successor to Adamson & Ruick,
Shop Nineteenth St., bt.
General Jobbing and Repairing promptly done.
83gT8econd Hand Machinery bought, sold and repaired.
INCORPORATED UNDER THE THE STATU LAW.
Roek Island Savings Bank,
BOCK ISLAND, ILL.,
Open daily from 9 a. m. to 4 p. m., and Sztnrda; evenings from 7 to 8 o'clock. ;
Five per cent interest paid oa Deposits. Monev loaned on Personal,1 Col
lateral, or Real Estate Security
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Jacksos HraeT, Solicitors.
t9 Will besrin business Julj S, 1890. and will ocenpy banking rood with Mitchell & Ljr.Ua
nnlU new bank is completed.
What CoDstitutes a Tailor-Made Suit?
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Th:i i why clotbinc men try to pa off ih-ir coods as tailnr made, when in
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ROGERS THE TAILOR,
314 BRADY ST., DAVENPORT, IA.,
his th-?,lar; tftork of mitinc? and psntms in the three cities and is making t'uerrf np at pVJ:i
price?, and j:ivii.giitit:!ttion every time. Fit and stY guaranteed, baits made to vv.ir
measure $"-J and up. Pants made to your measure to and up.
ROGERS THE TAILOR.
See the Stylish Display
SPRING MILLINERY GOODS.
The finest ever shiwn in the City, at
MISS C. HAAS'.
Successor to Miss Petersen, No. 17-23 second avenue. Hock I'.ard
The ver j latest styles in patterns, hats, bonnets, ribbons, laces and fancy goods.
rand Openiug of
(Mo ay) Joe Huber's Garden,
SATURDAY EVENING, MAY 2d.
Blencr's Bund will furnish the music. Cjme one, csrne ail.
ARRIVING NOW. J
W c arc opening tne most complete line of Hardware apectaltics ever cOartd la Back
Island beside onr regular s'oek of staple and bunders Hardware
and Mechanics' tools.
Poeket, Table 2 Kitchen Cutlery,
Nails, Steel Goods, Tinware, Stoves, Etc. '
SPICIALTIBS-Clinuucook. and Kangca, -Florida" and Wllber Hot Watet Heater
nodd Steam Bollera, Pasteur Gem Proof Filters, Economy Furnaces, Tim I
a4 Sheet Irom work, Plnmblng. Coppersmithlng acd steam Fittta;.
BAKER & HOUSMAN,
1823'Second avenue, Rock Island.
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Wrought and Cast Iron and Lead Pip,
Hose, Packing, Sewer and Drain Tile.
Steam and Gas Fixtures.
-Best work at fair prices. Estimates f urnUbed
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