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TAB AKGUS, 9ATUKDAY FEiiKUAKg la, 1892.
Highest 6f ill in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report.
L LLXCOLiYS HOXOR;
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Republicans Observe the War;
President's Natal Day. I
MANY BANQUETS IN HIS MEMOBY.
Cnllom Addrmei the- Chicago Marquette
Club, MeKinley Talks at Columbnt,
Burrow at ltrooklyn, foble at Phila
delphia and ltutler at Ronton Noble
Omit to Mention lilnine and Butler
Changes Hi Views on Silver Coal
Creek, Tenn., Strikers Also Celebrate
11 ill Scon pi n k Se York Delegates.
Chicago. F-b. 1.1. Five hundred guests j
and members of the Marquette club par- i
ticipated in the club's annual banquet at ;
the Auditorium last nialit in honor of '
Lincoln's birthday. Mayor Washbume
on bfhalf of the club delivered tlie address
of welcome. Senator Shelby M. Cullom
responded to the toast "Abraham Lin-,
coin, aim niaue ine principal sjjeecn ot
the evening. Other toasts were: "The j
Mission o( America," the Hon. Henry 1).
Estabrook; "The World's Columbian Ex
position." the Hon. Benjamin Butter
worth; -Our Party," Congressman Jona
than P. Polliver, of Iowa: "The Marquette
Club," the Hon. John S. Bunnell.
An Interesting Fact.
President Harrison, who fired the first
gun ofthe last campaign at the club s
banquet of 1SS8, sent a letter of refrret. It
Is Interesting to note that ever since the
Marquette club was organized in Feb.
18, each yearly banquet has been graced
ty the presence of some one of those whose
names are frequently mentioned in con
nection with the presidency. Impromptu
addresses were made by Congressman
Charles A. Boutelle, of Maine; Director
Genfral Davis, of the World's fair; Major
Moses P. Handy, ex-Seaator Far wall and
Senator Cnllom Speech.
In responding to the toat "Abraham
Lincoln" Senator Cullom said: "I knew
Abraham Lincoln well. I saw him for the
first time in Tazewell county, in this state,
when he was engaged in the defense of a
man charged with murder. My father
was his friend and admirer and accom
panied him in his canvass of Tazewell.
Then a boy, I attended one of his meetings
and heard him speak. I knew Lincoln in
all the walks of life. I knew him as a pri
vate citizen, ns a lawyer, as a politician,
and as the great leader of the Republican
party. Lincoln was not a scholar in the
common acceptation cf that phrase; but
be knew many things and knew many of
them well. He had a profound knowled;
of the works of some of the great writers
of Knglish literature? lie was a student
of Shakespeare and of Buru."
Managed Both Men and Kvents.
Referring to Lincoln's political princi
ples the speaker spoke.nf his elevation to
the presidency, and said: "Hut he w;ts
equal to the task, and tliU fact soon !m
came apparent to the people. He felt' his
way. He did not attempt often to compel
public sentiment to turn in this or that
direction, but he cautiously anil shrewdly
managed lwith men and events. So
matters went on until, in the fullness of
time, this man of the people, this tender
hearted but strong and determined man,
truck the manacles from the limbs of
4,000,000 of human beings. This work was
finished, but Lincoln did not live to see it
finished. He did not live to see the Union
restored. He did not live to see the f reed
men clothed with citizenship and dignified
-,by the elective franchise.
Boasted the Drmorrnry,
In conclusion the speaker poured hot
hot into the Democracy. He dwelt upon
the advantages of a protective tariff and
denounced the oppression of the blacks
Lincoln had freed, and declared there
"must be an honest vote and a fair count
In the South," nnd then, amid applause,
lie sat down.
WISE EULOGIZES LINCOLN.
An Ex-Con federate at a Republican Ban
tiiet Burrows' Kemarks.
BnooKLYV, Feb. 13. The annual din
ner of the Union League club in memory
of Abraham Lincoln was given at the
club house last night. President Francis
II. Wilson presided. Seated at the guest's
table with him were Hon. W. P. Hep
burn, of Iowa, and Hon. J. C. Burrows,
of Michiican. Hon. John F. Wise, of Vir
ginia, spoke of "Abraham Lincoln." He
said: "Above all others Lincoln will be
remembered for all time to come, by friend
and foe alike, as the great and almost lone
ly helmsman of the Union in the hour of
Its peril, who steered by the unfailing
light of a single constellation; who never
veered a point, aud who was always guard
ed by his self-made chart, 'with malice
toward none and charity for all.'"
Burrows on Majority Kule.
Representative Burrows spoke of the
necessity of the protection of the rule of
the majority and charged the South with
topping at no crime that would assist in
the overthrow of popular government. He
also charged that the Michigan Democrats
in the legislature, after giving their
word that no advantage would be taken of
the absence of Republicans at the state
convention, violated their word and during
that absence unseated two Republicans in
order to make a success of the "Michigan
OBSERVED IN OHIO.
MeKinley Eulogises the Martyr President
and the Buckeye State.
COLUMBUS, Feb. 13. The Ohio State
League of Republican clubs closed its an
nual convention last evening with a ban
quet in celebration of Tincoln's birthday
In which they were joiued by a number of
prominent Republicans of the state. Near
ly lour hundred sat down at the banquet
tables, which were spread iu Wirthwciu's
ball. Depew, Clarkson and Fassett were
to have lieen present, but they did not ht
teud. Depew was to have spoken to the
toast, "Abraham Lincoln." In his ab
sence the toast was drunk iu silence,stand-ing.
McKinley Makes the Principal Speech.
Th? hall was appropriately decorated
and r. large oil painting of Lincoln was
a fetture of the ilecorations. Governor
McK nley responded to the toast "Ohio,"
making the principal address of the even
ing. He reierred to the character of the
men who settled Ohio and said that it was
a "haven of the free'' since 17sT. The stale
confronted 2ti,UtX) soldiers to the war of
1M2, Although only 19,752 votes were cast
for governor in that year. He paid a
glowing tribute to the martyr president
ami s Hike of the Ohio men who hail been
rioted for supporting Lincoln in the cabi
iuet and in congress during the rebellion.
OOio's Influence In the Rebellion.
In the senate during thai war were
Wade and Sherman, at thu vt tier end of
the Ctpitol v cits Scheuvk, Crai dcid, Sliel-
luhar'ci Asl.iy and others. In the cabi
net w.-re Cha.-ie. Stanton and Dennison.
In L'h.cavo iu lson, when Lincoln lacked
but a vote and a half cf the nomination I).
I). K. Carter, an Ohio delegate, rose and
gave him four votes. S lid the governor:
"Sim-f other state mijiit have done it;
some other state doubtless would have
done it; but the fact remains that Ohio
did it "
FORGOT TO MENTION ELAINE.
A Noticeable Oinision that Secretary
Pull APKLPHI A, Feb. 13. The anni
versary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln
was v ry universally observed in this city
by the various Republican organizations.
The two most prominent observances
were t lose of the young Republicans and
the Pennsylvania club. At the latter club
among the distinguished guests was At
tormy General Miller, who made the prin
cipal speech. At the Young Republican
club Secretary Noble was present togethe
with representatives Ilentli-r-on, of Iowa,
and Hopkins, of Illinois. A letter from
Senator Sherman said that the twogre.it
issues :"or isya were protection and honest
A Notable Omission.
Seen tary Noble's speech was a review ot
the wo k of the department. He eulo
g.zed i hem all except the state depart
ment, to which he made no n ference, not
did he mention the name of 151 diie. lie
aid that President Harrison had re
deemer, every pledge made on the hust
ings. Butler 0ioted to Free Silver.
Bosdn, Feb. 13. The Butler club ot
this cit'.' observed the birthday of Abra
ham L ncoln with a banouet last evenimr.
Gathered around the banquet table were
N. A. Plimpton, president of the club;
General B. F. Butler; Chales A. Dana, o!
the New York Sun; General D. K. Sickles:
Governor Robie, of Maine; and Corporal
James Tanner. General Butler was the
first spi aker. After leaving his tribute to
themenoryof Lincoln, he spoke on free
silver coinage. He declared himself as
decided y opposed to such a scheme and
said thiit although his change of faith in
the matter would likely ciiue a storm
about li s ears, he did not propose to let it
disturb him in the !erv-t.
PLANNING A SCARE.
A Chicago Speculator's Scheme
to List Gold.
Celebrated at Coal Creek. Tenn.
Chatiao.io, Feb. 13. Perhaps the
most remarkable celebration of Lincoln's
birthday in the country occurred at Coal
Creek.ii the mountains of Ka-t Tennes
see, where a garrison of guards is standing
between free and convict miners. A larg.
crowd was iu attendance and rel
hot speeches were made by the
labor leaders, line of them, Ingra
ham, sai 1: "The eyes of the world are
upon you, and if a citizen of Coal Cre.-k
lies hi life in the struggle the army ot
Tennessee will be exterminated." Tlie
wires ha .e l en cut, and a fight is look, i
for by the garrison."
f ItilHjtleted at ilcllllonico'rt.
New uI:k. Feb. 13. The sixth annual
dinner of the Republican club was held
at Del rin ui ico's Inst night in honor of Uie
memory of Abraham Lincoln. Prominent
men froi i all parts of the country were
present. Letters of regret were received
from President Harrison, Secretari 'S
Blaine and Noble and others. Speeches
were made by Senators 1'latt and Hiscock,
Elihu Kr ot and others.
GENERAL POLITICAL NEWS.
Gov. Hill Seems to Have a "Cinch" on
the New York Convention.
A l.n AX 'if, Feb. 15. Almost a quarter ot
the 1-JS assembly districts of the state have
elected their delegates to the Washing
ton's birthday Democratic convention in
Albany. The delegates in many cases
have bcei. instructed by the conventions
that selected them and they stand 69 for
Hill and 8 anti-Hill. Without consider
ing New York or Brooklyn Senator Hill
will have a majority of the convention.
Not Likely to Trouble Sherman.
Com MILS, Feb. 13 The Harshbarger
joint resolution, calling on Senator Brice
to take s ich steps as deemed necessary
with reference to the charges of corruption
in connect ion with the recent election of
Senator Sherman, was disposed of in the
house by l eference to a committee of one
with leave to report at any time. The
committer is the author of the motion and
he will either smother the resolution or
load it for other game than intended by
One Hundred Ueiuoerats on the List.
Washington, Feb. 13 --The Democrat
ic member? of the house who are obtain
ing signatures to a petition to the com
mittee on rules requesting that an early
day be set for the consideration of the
free coinage bill reported by the commit
tee on co nage, weights and measures,
have obtai led more than a hundred names
of Democratic representatives.
Chief J istice Fuller-. Wife Arrives.
Xl-:w TrnK, Feb. 13 Among the pas
sengers of the German steamer Sai.le,
aJrived ye errlay from Bremen, were ti e
wife and daughter of Chief Justice
Fuller. Tl e chief justice went down 1 1 e
bay in the United States revenue cutter
ami met th 111.
WANTS IT SOLD ON WALL STREET.
A Move That May Create a Very Lively
Market for a Time Proposition that
the Yellow Metal Be Put I'p for Bulls
and Bears to Manipulate Prediction
That It Will Go to 130 The Bland Bill
a Factor in the Plan Outside View or
the Project. "''
CHICAGO, Feb. 18. 'Our' house will ap'
ply tomorrow to the New York Stock Kx
cbange 'listing committee, to list gold
bullion," said Francis J. Kennett last
night. -'It was through the efforts largely
of Kennett, Hopkins & Co. that silver
bullion was 'listed.' When we first pro
posed it the idea was pooh-poohinl and was
opposed for a year. Silver bullion, how
ever, was 'listed' and ha been speculated
in ever since, sometimes on a very large
"What would be the effect f trie 'list ing'
gold bullion by the New York Stock Ex
change?" he was asked.
Predicts a Premium on ;oKl.
'"I think that gold would sell ,-it a pre
mium the instant it was ii-it.-r on the
New York exchange."
"What sort of a reply Jo ou anticipate
from your application to the 'iMiiiif com
mittee!'" "The committe will probably refuse the
application. Wall street will probably
pooh-pooh it as it did the first effort to
list silver. But I am firmly convinced that
gold bullion will be a speculative com
modity on the Stock Exchange before the
year is out, and that there will be a premi
um bid for it. If the Bland silver bill,
which has been favorably reported to the
house by the committee, ia parsed, go!J
will beat 130.
("animal k Approves the Idea.
"I have been talking over our wire,"con
tinued Mr. Kennett, "with my partner
and with Addison Canimaek over the gold
prospect and they both avree with me.
Mr. Cammack has lieen particularly cor
rect in his predictions on silver. When
the bill ordering the monthly purchase of
4.5o0,0o0 ounces of silver was passed he
predicted that it would not have the effect
of maintaining silver, but that the price
would drop in spite of the bill. Silver
bullion sold, a few days ago, at Ml cents
per ounce the lowest price ever ml
and the price today touched 90. The gold
parity is I'JS per ounce."
Thinks a "Srare" Is Imminent.
"There is going to be a scare over gold.
It is half on now. Ever bo!y knows that
this government cannot uo on loading up
with silver bullion, which is continually
declining in value, and still pay gold on
demand. The withdrawal of ioo'.Oi ,000
gold now by a clique from the United
States treasu-y would put gold bullion to
a premium tomorrow. It would so weaken
Uie government reserve that every other
holder of a government promise to pay
would demand gold, and tfie government
could not pay all. That scramble would
put gold to a premium.
HOW OTHER MEN VIEW IT.
General Opinion That the Move Would
Have No Immediate KuVct.
Relative to Keimett's proposition Sena
tor Cullom said last night: "I think such
an act would not have any immediate ef
fect upon the linanci.il or other interests
of the country. Wall street cannot con
trol the markets of the world, ami if it is
intended to influence silver legislation it
will lx aliortive, for I think we will i:ot
have any silver legislation this winter."
A Stock Jobbing Scheme.
Ex-Senator Farwell said: "1 think the
listing of gold bullion will not have any
present effect. Such a proceeding might,
in the future, have the cliect of contract
ing the circulating medium; but I consid
er that a remote probability. The ulterior
object is doubtless a political or stockjob
bing scheme. It cannot ! done w ith profit
to the general business world, and might
Ilepends on the B'.anit Kill.
E. (i. Kicth said: "I think it will have
no immediate effect. The only thing that
would make gold a pr-niium would be tho
conviction in the public mind that silver
was to be the standard instead of gold.
If the eoiiviciion was sure that we will
have free coinage it would stimulate spt c
nlation in gold. The fact that a majority
of the congressional committee favor the
free coinage of silver does not necessarih
commit the country to free coinage."
Likely to Uemornlize Trices.
The application of Kennett, Hopkinsand
Co., will undoubtedly be made, Mr. Ken
nett, the senior nember, declares, today.
The prospect is that the "listing commit
tee" will promptly deny the application,
but it is considered quite likely that the
application will create a sensation in Wi.il
street, and that it may demoralize prices.
Kept by the National In I on.
CHICAGO, Feb. 13. Central Union hall
was packed "from pit to dome" last night
ou the occasion of the fifth public cele
bration of Lincoln's natal day by Linco'u
Council of the National Union, the growing
mutual insurance association. Tho prin
cipal speech of the evening was by I)-.
Emil Hirsch and it was au eloquent eulogy
of the iuartvr president. The hail was
profusely decorated with the national
flag, which emblem is a feature of ad
gatherings of the National Union.
Will Hear Labor Itepretentalives.
Washington-, Feb. 13 The house com
mittee on immigration, in conference yes
terday w ith Chandler, of the senate com
mittee on immigration, agreed to hold a
joint committee meeting to hear the repre
sentatives of labor organizations, duly ac
credited, on the feubject of immigration.
The joint meeting will save much time in
obtaining information. The hearing will
commence on Friday, the 19th inst., when
Mr. Butler, representing Grand Master
Workman Powderly, will be heard.
Synopsis of Uoue Proceedings.
Washington-, Feb. .13. The house yes
terday adopted a resolution to print ti.OOO
copies of the president's Chilian message.
The West "Point appropriation with the
amount cut down fiKi.OOO was passed.
Bills for the relief of Aquilla Jones, of
Indianapolis, and Louisa O. L-jvell were
Cleveland Becliue a Good Offer.
NkwYokk, Feb. 13. -The Herald ays
the presidency of the New York Life In
surance company was offered to ex-President
Cleveland, but he declined the position.
Business failures for the United States
for the past week were 235.
Clubs for the re-election of President
Diaz are being formed throughout Mexico.
The Democratic state committee of Wis
consin will meet Feb. 24 to fix a day for
the state convention.
A negro who attempted to assault a
white girl in Roanoke was taken from offi
cers by a mob and hanged.
The question whether a wife murderer
can inherit his wife's property is now on
trial in the Kansas courts.
Famine prevails among the 1,500,000 in
habitants of the districts of Bijapur, Bol
gaum and Dhahrwar, in India.
The Russian government has added 60,
CHX),K) roubles to its already large appro
priations to the relief of the starving
Members of the Grand Army of the Re
public are contributing for a statue of
General W.' T. Sherman to be erected in
The dead '.odies of two Americans have
been found in an adobe hut near El Paso.
The murder is thought by some to have
been committed by renegade Indians.
The Mauchiisetts Grand Army of the
Republic, by a unanimous vote, has in-dor-ed
the ifenf-ral order of Commander-in-
Ciiief Palmer protesting against the use of
Confederate flags on any occasion.
A combination of railways in the Pennsyl
vania coal regions is said to have created
a monopoly iu ihe anthracite coal output,
w hich amounts to 40.om.000 tons per an
num, aud put it iu the power of one man
to fix the price of that sort of fuel.
In what is known as Great Russia the
inhabitants are dying by hundreds from
typhus fever, and the supplies which ar
rive for the famishing people can not lie
distributed for lack of horses, these ani
mals having been nearly all used for food.
William Coulter, of Sault Ste. Marie,
who killed his father and later confessed
at a religious meeting, says the case is a
matter between him aud God and that his
soul is in heaven and he cares not what
becomes of his body. He is doubt less, in
sane. A shaditw hand appears daily on a pane
of glass in the bay window of the house
occupied by I. O. Johnson, a shoemaker
of Ottawa, Kas. On the day that the
hand appeared Mrs. Johnson's sister
started from-Piqua, 111., for a week's visit
in Chicago and has not returned nor been
heard from since.
Mrs. Florence Ethel Osborne, of London,
v as examined before a Bow street police
court iu London and formally committed
fortrial on a charge of larceny and perjury.
Her faithful hushand sat by the side of
the dock during the examination and held
his wife's hand. She was a pitiable object,
grief -stricken during the whole trial.
Carl Peterson, a traveling man at Chi
cago, says that he can swear that Helen
Potts-Harris, for whose death by mor
phine Carlyle W. Harris was recently at
New York sentenced to death, was a mor
phine eater, a fact, if it is a fact, that has
au important, bearing on Harris' guilt, as
the dose he gave her was not sufficient to
kill anv oue accustomed to the use of the
Flank Movement on the Phjllovera.
Bkuuv, Fell. 13. In several districts of
the wine-producing provinces of the Rhine
the cultivation of the vine has been
abandoned ou account of the difficulty of
coping with the phylloxera, and the
owners of the land are raising tobacco and
grain instead. There is a theory that after
a year or two of such use of the land vines
can be again raised without incurring the
ravages of the worm.
Porter to Iteturn to Italy.
Indian atoms, Feb. 33. Minister Portit
arrived Thursday nilit from the south.
It is s.,id Mr. Porter will soon start f x
his Italian post of duty. It is expected
that the Italian government will hon:y
accredit a minister to Washington and
Minister Porter will then hasten abroad.
He Would not talk himself.
The I'our-and-a-llalf Per Cents.
Washington, Feb. 13 The 4;' percent.
bonds are gradually being redeemed by the
treasury department.the amount redeemed
up to yesterday aggregating $-J3,2(J5,15ti,
leaving hut vi.'-SaVViO outstanding. Orig
inally there were ."), 0o0,oo0 of these bonds
but aliout JJo.tKHi.ow have !cen continued
at 2 per cent.
Missouri Kepuhlican League.
SKrAl.IA.Mo.,Feb. 13. The league of Re
publican chilis met in convention hero
yesterdav. About tX delegates were pres
ent. Matt G. Reynolds, of St. Louis, was
We've heard of a woman
who said she'd walk five miles
to get a bottle of Dr. Pierce's
Favorite Prescription if she
couldn't get it without. That
woman had tried it. And it's
a medicine which makes itself
.felt in toning up the system
and correcting irresrularities aa
soon as its use is begun.
Go to your drug store, pay
a dollar, get a bottle and try
it try a second, a third if
necessary. Before the third
one's been taken you'll know
that there's a remedy to help
you. Then you'll keep on
and a cure '11 come.
But if you shouldn't feel the
help, should be disappointed
in the results you'll find a
guarantee printed on the bottle-wrapper
that'll get your
money back for you.
How many women are there
who'd rather have the money
than health? And "Favorite
Prescription" produces health.
Wonder is that there's a
woman willing to suffer when
there's a guaranteed remedy
in the nearest druor store-
Dr. Pierce's Pellets regulate
the Stomach, Liver and Bow
els. Mild and effective.
Woodyatt's Music House
No. 1804 Second Avenue.
WOODYATT & WOODYATT.
This firm have the exclusive sale for t Ma county of
Fi&iro eirjcl Orreirs,
WEBER, STU YVES ANT, DECKEli BROS., WHEELOCf
iliSTJJi i , AINU UAiUt & UU.'S FIAA0S,
And the ESTEY, WESTERN COTTAGE andFiR.
RAND & VOTEY ORGANS.
fcV A full line l?o of small Musical merchandise. We hsve in our i-mj !cj a f . y.
THE MOLTNE WAGON,
The Moiine Wagon Co,
Manufacturers ol FARM, SPRING AUD FREIGHT IMS
A full ard complete lire ef Platform and otter Sptirp Wf crr,. eerie:-, j s.-sjnc tttht;
eciern iraae. ci superior oikirtr,f lilt tr.uln ii-b. louelrtUu 1: . Lv. Ittton
application Pee the MOUSE WAGt N bifcre punka-: p
TKCORPOKATSD UKDEB THK STATU
Roek Island Savings Bank,
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.,
Open dally from 9 a. m. to 4 p. m.. Mid Saturday evenings from 7 to S o't ri.
Five percent Interest paid on Deposits Money loar.ed on Persca., f
lateral, or Real Estate Security
I. P. RSYNOLDS. Pres. P C. DHNKMAXN, Tice-Prea. 1. U. Br- HD. C?fi
P. L. Mitchell. B P. Reynolds. P. C. Denkmann. John Crahsneh. H i' ' -
Phil Mitch'. H, L. Simon. K. W. Hart. J. M. Baord.
. Jacisou A HcT, Solicitors.
3PBesan business July 8, 18f0, and occejvr tronthcast ccrr.crcf yi!ir I:j'n
B. F. DeGEAR,
Contractor and Builder,
Office and Shop Corner Seventeenth St . . T?fwlc IslaJld
inHHoKntli inn... V-rk. A
WA11 kinds of carpenter work a specialty. Plans and estimates for a'.; kicls cf iiW-Xf
rarn'.sfcea on application. .
Great Clearing Sale . .
CLOAKS AND MILLINERY.
WE MUST HAVE ROOM
At once for extensive alterations in our store.
gain it have decided to offer our ENTIRE
STOCK of Cloaks and Millinery at
All goods marked in plain figures at prices tint vi!
make a great saving to purchasers who buy now.
114 West Second Street, Davenport.