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CAUCUS OX SHYER.
Democrats in Congress Talk
the Matter Over.
IEEE COIHEES.HAVE THE MAJORITY
Bat the Cancui Reachea N Decision ud
Adjourns After Long Debate Gen.
Iyrenfarth, the Rainmaker, Report
the Success of Ills Experiment The
Scheme of Practical Value A Senate
Committee Agree on a Farorable Re
port as to Popular Election of Sen
WABniXGTox, Feb. 26. The unusual in
terest manifested in the silver question as
party issue was evidenced last night by
the large attendance of Democratic mem
bers of the house who attended the caucus.
Of the 236 Democratic members of the
lower house fully 150 were present. The
Democratic senators had also been invited
to attend, but Senator Butler, of South
Carolina, was the single representative ol
his party colleagues. The caucus wa
called to order at 8 o'clock by Holman, and
after the call had been read Bland submit
ted a substitute resolution providing that
the Democratic members on rules be in
structed to bring in a resolution setting
part a time not laterhan March 25 for th
continuous consideration of the Bland free
coinage bill, until final action.
The Object of the Caucns.
The call for the caucus stated that It wsi
for the purpose of considering two resolu
tions stating that the Democratic mem
ber were in favor of the continued use ol
gold and silver as money, and were op
posed to any legislation which would drive
cither metal out of circulation, and that
the Democratic members, with due con
sideration for the general business of the
country, deeir.ed it their duty to defer any
definite action on the subject of free coin
age until after the elections of 1813. Harter
of Ohio immediately raised a point of
order again-1 Bland's resolution on the
ground that only the resolutions to dis
cuss which the caucus was called could be
Barter Overruled and Another Point.
Holman overruled Harter's point of o
der, holding that anything connected with
the silver question was admissable. War
ner of New York then raised another point
of order against the Bland resolution. He
held that it was not germane to the pur
pose for which the cantms was called. The
discussion then took the form of a genera)
debate on the silver question, the good ol
the party being the burden of the larger
amber of speeches made. Bland indulg
ed in some criticism of Harter's course in
endeavoring to Btdetrack the free coinage
bill, and urged the adoption of his resolu.
tion of instruction to the committee on
Holman Want to Rear Argument.
Holman expressed a desire to hear de
bate on the point of order, and Bland was
recognized after the caucus had decided
to limit the time of speakers to five min
utes each. Bland contended that his reso
lution was perfectly proper and should be
put to a fair vote. The members were
there, he said, to do what the majority
thought to be best for the party, and he
hoped the resolution would be adopted.
The point of order was overruled, and no
appeal was taken from the decision.
Pierce of Tennessee made a strong appeal
from a political standpoint in favor of the
Talked for Two Hours.
The debate ran on for two hours. Fowler
contended that New Jersey would be safer
for the Democracy with a free coinage
plank in the platform. Williams of Massa
chusetts led the assault on the Bland res
olution declaring that action of the kind
proposed meant disaster to the Democracy,
and Wilcox of Connecticut, Herbert of
Alabama, McKinney of New Hampshire
and Knglish of New Jersey support 1
Adjourned "Without Action.
Finally Gates of Alabama obtained recog
nition, and said that it was obvious that
the free coinage men were in the majority,
bat that no results could be had because
the antis would not be bound by caucus
action. He therefore moved that the caucus
adjourn. The question was put, and
Pierce of Tennessee, Bland's principal lieu
tenant in the coinage committee, called
for the yeas and nays, but almost immedi
ately withdrew it. A standing ballot was
then taken, and the caucus adjourned sine
die by s vote of 80 to 55, many free coinage
men voting for adjournment.
Vjrrenfurth's Report Declare Them to
Have Been Successful.
Washington. Feb. 26. In compliance
with a resolution of the senate Secretary
Bask yesterday sent to that body the re
port of General R. G. Dyrenf urth on the
artificial rainfall experiments which he con
ducted in the arid region as a special agent of
the department of agriculture. The report
is voluminous and is profusely Illustrated
with photographs. It treats of the sub
ject from the beginning, outlining the his
tory, origin aud the theories of the arti
ficial rainfall idea, and gives a detailed ac
count of the various experiments which
were conducted by the department.
Bay They Were Successful.
In addition to the reports of the chiefs of
ie several experimental parties the report
contains a statement from Eugene Fair
child, a member of the party, in which he
The expedition has completed its work for
the season and the question is asked: "Have
the exuerlments been successful?" As a mem-,
bar of the expedition I am convinced that the
experiments have been entirely succtnful,anI,
furthermore, that the scheme is practicable;
toe cost being very small as compared with
the bbnefit gained. A tax of a few cents an
acre would cover the expense of operations
extending over the entire dry season.
Endorsed by a Spectator.
. Opinions given by spectators are also
lic)uda4 in the report. One of these, Dr.
vvnnnim Taylor, a correspondent oi tne
British museum and the Smithsonian in
I Co; siiler the experiments highly successful,
and sincerely hope that further experiments
may be tried iu this region Sai. Diego.
( en. Dyrenf urth's Conclusion.
Gen. Dyrenfurtb concludes that the ex
per'.im uts have demonstrated that it is pos
sible t induce rain, even under unfavora
ble cor ditions, and not difficult at all un
der fa orable ones. The experiments bo
far ha e been successful to an encouraging
Proceedings In Senate and House.
WASJiyGTOK, Feb. 26. Manderson pre
sided :n the senate yesterday. Claggett,
the Ida io contestant, was given two hours
to present his claims. A debate on reci
procity took place between Vest and-HalL
An Illinois G. A. R. post petitioned against
free silver and one in Colorado in favor of
further pensions. The Dubois-Claggett
sontest took up the balance of the session.
Speaker Crisp presided in the house. A
number of bills were introduced, and then
the Crai -Stewart contest came up, and
Brown of Indiana (Dem.) made a speech
that soon left the merits of the case and
material zed into an attack on the Repub
lican party. The case was still pending
when tin house adjourned.
Klectlon of Seuator by the Peoplq.
Washivgtox, Feb. 28. The sub-committee
of the senate committee on priv
ileges and elections, to which was referred
the seven il propositions to amend the con
stitution so as to provide for electing
United States senators by direct vote of
the people, have agreed to a substitute
which provides for their election that
way, vacancies by resignations or other
wise to be filled by the state executive un
til the nejrt election of members of the
house of r-presentatives.when the vacancy
shall lie filled by the popular vote, the gov
ernor's appointment being only tempo
rary. Most Trat "Old Cilory" with Respect.
WASHINGTON', Feb. 26 The house ju
diciary committee yesterday ordered a
favorable report on the bill to prevent
desecratioi, of the United States flog. The
bill provides that any person or persons
who shall use the national flag, either by
printing, pointing or otherwise any adver
tisement f r public display or gain, shall
be guilty of a misdemeanor and on convic
tion thereof in the district court of the
United States shall be fined in any sum
not exceed ng $50 or imprisonment not
less than thirty days or more at the discre
tion of the court.
Secretary Nnbl-to Testify.
Washing ton, Feb. 26.-Secretry Noble
has received a notification front the ser-geant-at-amis
of the house to appear today
as a witness before the special committee
appointed to investigate the pension bu
reau. ROBERTS WAS VERY MUCH ALIVE.
But His CofHn wa Ready and a Hearse
was on Hand.
Elmira, N. Y., Feb. 26. A telegram
was receive 1 in this city Tuesday an
nouncing the sudden death iu Brooklyn
of William Roberts, who has conducted a
dyeing aud cleaning establishment in
Elmira for ever thirty years. It was also
stated that the remains would arrive here
on a late train Tuesday night. Mrs.
Roberts accordingly summoned an under
taker and crape was hung on the door of
the family re-tidence and on the residence
of her son-in-law and a son in Canadaigua.
A lot was purchased in the cemetery and
the sexton was directed to dig the grave.
Can Rend His Own Obituaries.
The afternoon papers con tained eulogis
tic commecaries and Mrs. Roberts
bought material for mourning costumes.
Shortly before the arrival of the train the
undertaker went to the station with a
hearse, and "he wife, with a number of
relatives, was also there to meet the re
mains. Whet the train arrived the first
person to alight was Roberts. The whole
party at once made for him, and the wife,
in a hysterical fit, threw her arms around
him and suiuted; "Are you dead?"
Roberts says that the first thought that
struck him v as that the whole city had
gone crazy. There was a mistake in that
telegram, but whether by accident or in
tention is not k nown.
GOULD WROTE FIVE MILLIONS.
The Wall Street Wizard Ha a Spell ol
New York, Feb. 26. People are telling
a story up-to wo about Jay Gould and the
absent-minded facility with which he signs
his name and writes the figures standing
for large amout ts from mere force of habit.
A few days ago, so it is related, Cornelius
I Yanderbilt was in Washington, and was
1 invited by Joht Chamberlin to subscribe
for some of the 1 Hinds being floated in the
interest of his b: g hotel to be opened May
1 at Old Point Comfort. Mr. Vanderbilt
readily consent d, and wrote "$5,000" in
the blank space on the list. Soon after
this Mr. Gould dropped into Chamber,
lin's place, and was likewise politely re
quested to Fubsoribe. To show his good
will the money monarch affixed his signa
ture and penned some figures opposite.
Chambf rlln Electrified.
After Mr. Gould had gone Mr. Chamber
lin was electrified to find that the amount
of the last subscription was "$5,000,000."
There it was as plain as daylight, a figure
five and six ciphers. As the total amonnt
of the fund is only (1,000,000 Mr. Chamber
lin arrived at the conclusion that the
magnate's pen had slipped in making
three extra ciphers. The subscription was
shown to Mr. Vanderbilt and he said the
evident mistake ought to be rectified right
sway. Mr. Gould was hunted up and was
quite ready to re luce the amount of his
subscription by just $4,995,000.
Ian LMainl Seriously Ilk
NEW York, Feb. 26 It is reported by
the Cherry Valley Gazette that Colonel
Dan Lamont is at -he home of his father
iu McGrawville, N. Y., suffering from
nervous prostration. His attending phy
sicians say that Mit. Lemont's condition is
GB0VER AND DAVID.
Prepared for Ex-President
A POLITICAL WISEACEE'S SCHEME.
The May Convention in New Tork To Be
Abandoned. While the Cleveland Men
Hustle for Vote Elsewhere A Brill
iant Piece of Work Spoiled by Those It
Wa Constructed for The People's Par
ty Address Springer Repudiates an In
terview. New York, Feb. 2a A special from
Washington to The Mail and Express says:
It is hinted here, on the authority of west
ern Democrats, that Grover Cleveland has
a surprise in store for the anti-Hill men
In New York. The visit of the ex-president
to Michigan was full of conferences
with leading Democrats, and the general
opinion of men who talked to C.'eveland
was that he should refrain from appearing
ss a "bolter." Basing his action on this ad
vice it is now claimed that Cleveland will
very soon inform his late secretary of the
treasury that he does not wish him to pro
ceed with the May convention.
Prefers Not To Be a Bolter.
He will tell him that he does not care to
go to Chicago as a "bolter" or "kicker,"
and precipitate a Cleveland-Hill fight at
the beginning of the convention, aud per
haps sustain defeat at the start. In place
of such a performance he prefers to let the
Hill convention stand, and let the other
states send Cleveland delegates to Chicago.
Mr. Cleveland has been advised that the
effect of the solid Hill delegation from
New York, such as already selected, will
not hurt his cause before that convention
half so much as a contest in. which he ap
pears as a "bolter" from the regular party.
Can Win Without New York.
The convention will be thoroughly cog
nizant of the character of the Hill delega
tion, and with an overwhelming number
of delegates from other states he can win
without New York. Therefore Cleveland
will call off his May convention and go to
work for delegates from other states, but
at the same time keep up the anti-Hill
movement in New York to show that the
opposition to the senator has not languish
ed or died.
Cleveland Not In Control.
E. Ellery Anderson, to whom the dis
patch was shown, stated that as Cleveland
had not been consulted in the first place,
aud as he was not directing the opposition
to the snap convention of the Hill men, he
has nothing to say whether the May con
vention shall be held or not. Anderson
said that he had not heard from Cleveland
directly or indirectly on the subject, and
that as far as he is concerned it is not in
Cleveland's power to call him off.
Fairchild Talks the Same Way.
Ex-Secretary of the Treasury Charles E.
Fairchild, who is one of the men prominent
in the movement in opposition to the Hill
convention, said he had received no re
quest from Cleveland to discontinue the
work of organizing the element in the
Democratic party which is dissatisfied. He
said that Cleveland has not expressed hini-
Lself on the subject of the May convention
and will not express himself, as it would
be improper for him to take an active
part one' way or tne other. Whea asked
if it is in Cleveland's power to stop the op
position . movement and prevent the hold
ing of -a convention, Fairchild said that
affairs have" progressed too far for any one
to call a halt.
THE PEOPLE'S PARTY ADDRESS.
They Call on Voters to Rally to the New
St. Louis, Feb. 26. The national com
mittee of the People's party, acting with
the committee appointed by Wednesday
night's mass meeting, have issued an ad
dress calling on the voters of the country
to support the demands of the plat
form adopted, and asking such as
do support them to meet March
26 and ratify the platform and organize to
send delegates to the national convention
July 4. The basis of representation is four
delegates from each congreisional district,
and eight delegates from each state at
large, making the total number 1,776.
I.cicutioii of the Convention.
The call is signed by H. E. Taubeneck,
chairman, and Robert Schilling, secretary.
The convention was located at Omaha.
The committee wanted the winning city to
guarantee $50,000 for expenses, but no one
would do that. Omaha offered to give the
Nebraska vote to the ticket.
Springer IiKClaiius that Hill Talk.
Washington, Feb. 26. Representative
Springer says the statement attributed to
him on the congressional train from Chi
cago that he was in favor of Hill's nomina
tion, and that when Senator Palmer was
out of the way Illinois would support the
New York senator was not made by him.
Illinois, he said, will present Senator Pal
mer's name as a candidate for president
and he will receive the full vote of the
delegation. This vote. Springer said, will
be given not as a compliment but for the
purpose of securing Palmer's nomination.
Anything Significant in ThisT
Washington, Feb. 26. Senator Hill re
turned to Washington yesterday, and re
sumed his Beat in the senate after some
weeks absence. One of the first of his as
sociates to greet him was Senator Wolcott,
of Colorado, who warmly congratulated
him upon the result of the Albany conven
tion. Census of Chicago's t'neni ployed.
Chicago, Feb. 26. A census of the un
employed workmen now in the city will
probably be taken in the near future with
a view of discouraging the influx from
other cities and countries. It is believed
that there are at present 80,000 unemployed
men in the city who have been attracted
here by the World's fair.
A Mistrial in the Curtis Case.
Sak Francisco, Feb. 26. The jury in
the Curtis murder trial has disagreed. It
stood ten for conviction and two for ac
quittal. This fact was a surprise, as the
people generally sympathize with Curtis
and expected most of the jury to be for ac
quittal. Green Bay' Roman Catholie Bishop.
La Crosse, Feb. 26. The Rt. Rev. James
Schwvbach was formally installed yester
day as bishop of the Roman Catholic dio
cese of Green Bay amid all the grandeur
and solemnity of this ceremony in that
The Canadian Parliament.
Ottawa, OnL, Feb. 26. Parliament
opened yesterday with the government's
majority increased from twenty-nine to
forty -three as the result of the recent by-leotions.
THE LAST .TODBNET.
Mr. Janes Taylor, af Tsylor Ridge
..Passes AwaylLast Kvenlnc Other
Mrs. James Tsylor died at her home
near Taylor Ridge at 7:80 last evening t
sfter a lingering illness. 8m was born
in Pommerset county N. J., March 13,
1817, her maiden name being Rscbeal
VanCamp, and when 10 years of age w sb
taken by her parents to Hamilton county,
Ohio, where she was married Sept. 20,
1840, to James Taylor, being Mr. Tay
lor's second wife. The couple came to
Rock Island county in 1842, and they
have since been numbered among the
pioneers of this section, the deceased lady
being much beloved by all who knew her
and throughout the lower end of the
county her acquaintance was extensive.
She leaves with her husband the following
children: J. P.- Taylor, of Dubuque;
S. C. and J. C. Taylor, of Taylor
Ridge and Mrs. Horace Flower.of Huron ,
The funeral will be held at Taylor Ridge
at 1 o'clock tomorrow afternoon when the
body will be brought to Rock Island for
interment at Chippianock cemetery.
. Mrs. Dora Reimers, wife of Henry
Reimers. died at her home, 1809 Thirty
first street, at 1:30 o'clock yesterday af
ternoon of heart failure, aged 27 years.
Sirs. Reimers was apparently in good
bea'th at dinner time, but shortly after
was taken with a fainting spell and could
not be revived. She was born ' in Ger
many and had resided ,in this country
about six years. She was the mother of
foar children, who, together with her hus
band, survive her. The funeral occurs
from the late home at 2 o'clock Sunday
There was a bead end collision on the
C, R. I. & P. near Uiica.Ill., early this
morning, between No. 15, the passenger
train due here at 5:15 a. m., and an east
bound extra freignt. The passenger
train was pulled by engine 317 in charge
of Engineer Murphy and Conductor
Dedrick, and the freight by engine 455
with Engineer Davis at the throttle and in
charge of Conductor Cleaveland. Both
engines were badly damaged and - Engi
neer Murphy is said to have received
slight injuries. All trains were
delayed some today on account of the
Ben. Catton.lheC.R I.& P.brakeman
on the west end, who was rnn down on
Wednesdav night by an engine in the
yards at West Liberty, died there yester
day morning of his injuries.
Division Supt. C. L. Eing, of the C,
R. I. & P., was in the city yesterday on
Advertised. List N a..
Letter not delivered at Rock Island postoffice
Feb. an. tNW:
Barnes John F MargrafTfna
Clark John or Dowel Holine Mr and HnJB
Cantons C Tieiktrk Jesse
Crosby Jame 4 Stephen Joseph
Ditrman Chafes Sclirtver Wm H Capt
iGreenWMRev Smith Milton C
HapumanCS Van ifedol William
Hompbrey Charles W Wal'h James A
Johnson 'alvin William Kate Miss
Maxwell Ben E Winkler Hannah Miss
Cornells A gust
, HOWARD WELLS. P. .
Philosophers say that affairs should al
ways be conducted with a view to the
great st eood of the greatest number.
Dr Bull's Cough Syrup has demonsrated
itself to be of the greatest coed to the
greatest number of sufferers.
- So many have been cured of rheumatism
by Hood's Sursaparilla that we urge all
who Buffer from the disease to try this
Erause's Headache Capsules are more
pleasant and convenient to take than
powders, wafers, elixirs, etc.
The people at the World's
Dispensary of Buffalo, N. Y.,
have a stock-taking time once
a year and what do you think
they do ? Count the number
of - bottles that've been re
turned by the men and women
who say that Dr. Pierce's
Golden Medical Discovery or
Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescrip
tion didn't do what they said
it would do.
And how many do you
think they have to count.
One in ten? Not one in five
Here are two remedies
one the Golden Medical Dis
covery, for regulating and in
vigorating the liver and purify
ing the blood; the other, the
hope of weakly womanhood,
and they've been sold for
years, sold by the million bot
tles; sold under a positive
guarantee, and not one in five
hundred can say :
It was not the medicine for
And is there any reason
why you should be the one?
And supposing you are what
do you lose? Absolutely
Woodyatt's Music Ho
No. 1804 Second Avenue.
WOODYATT & WOODYATT.
This firm nave the exclusive sale for thls'county of the
IPietnos and Organs,
WEBER, 8TU YVES ANT, DECKER BROS., WHEEL0CK
ESTEY, AND CAMP & CO.'S PIANOS,
And the ESTEY, WESTERN COTTAGE and' FAR
RAND & VOTEY ORGANS.
kVA full line also of small Musical merrhaiidise. We have In onr em.!oT rM-r)w p-.
A Word witli lo
Have you tried
Our Great . .
....... si - - - . .
Seamless Calf Shoe?
Thousands have done so. A
trial will convince you that for
ta, Fit, Comfort aii iralty,
It has no equal.
CARSE & CO.,
1622 Second Ave.
B. F. DeGEAR,
Contractor and Builder.
Office and Shop Comer SeYenteenth 8U T? nrk Island
and Seventh A-nmn AVUCiv
VA11 kinds of carpenter work a specialty. Plana and eetlmatea for all Hod of tni'-
fnnUBbea on application. -
fireat Clearing Sale . .
CLOAKS AND MILLINERY.
WE MUST HAVE ROOM
At once for extensive alterations in our store. 0
gain it have decided to offer our ENTIRE
STOCK of Cloaks and Millinery at
All goods marked in plain figures at prices that wiM
make a great saving to purchasers who buy now .
114 West Second Stree Davenport