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I II K AUG18, TUESDAY, M A.KCH 8, 189U.
Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report '
Significant Incident in the Brit
rOETHICATIONS AT ESQUIMAULT.
lom Member Want to Know Why They
Are Not Completed Secretary Foster
Kate Lark IMe at "Cheshire Cheese"
The Kaiser and Alexander Exchange
Defiances International and Social
Aspect or the Hethcrlng-ton-Roblnson
Affair at Yokohama Foreign Miscel
lany. LoXDOX, March 8. In the house of mm
mons yesterday, on a motion to ko tdfm
ommittee on supply, Northcote took )Kb
ion to move that the house of common
urge upon the government the necessity rfl
Immediate steps to complete the
harbor of protection at Esqui
mault, British Columbia, which is
the station for the British fleet in the
north Pacific. Northcote argued that the
route from Great Britain to Asia by way
of the Canadian Pacific route would not
be secure unless steps should be taken to
make Esquimault harbor safe for the pro
tection of commerce.
Created Quite a Sensation.
Rear Admiral Edward Field, Conserve,
tlve, supported the motion, urging tbatt
the defense of British and Canadian inter
ests imperatively required that the gov
ernment push to a completion the work at
Esquimault. The motion created a de
cided sensation in the house of commons
owing to the excitement on the Behring
ea issue. It is believed that the object in
putting forward the motion was to get the
sense of the house as to how far the gov
ernment would be supported in a firm at
titude as to the seal fisheries.
Caraila Too Closeflsted.
Secretary f jr War Stanhope, replying to
the motion of Northcote, said he regretted
that the fortification of Esquimault wag
not yet completed, and the more so for
the reason that this made it an exception
to other foreign stations whose fortifica
tions, with the single exception of Esqui
mault, have been brought to completion.
The delay had been due to the reluctance
of Canada to stand a fair share of the cost.
Under the circumstances the government
would be unable to acceDt the motion
After a brief debate Northcote withdrew
motion in deference to the wishes nf
the government as expressed by the secre
tary for war.
Approved by a Liberal.
Redmond said in the debate that the de.
tense of Esquimault was of more impor
tance to England than to Canada, and that
England's action had not been generous
toward the Canadians in insisting that
they should stand a share of the burden in
excess of what they thought to be fair.
Colonel Thomas Waring, Conservative,
ridiculed the statement of Redmond and
defended the government. Osborne Mor
gan, Literal, said that in behalf of the op
position he desired to approve the extreme
ly fair attitude of the government.
SECRETARY FOSTER IN LONDON.
He Visits a Historical Resort and "Ad
mires" Lark Pie.
Loniox, March 8. Secretary Foster vis
ited on Satnrday evening the famous re
port for wits of the past and present cent
ury Known as the "Cheshire Cheese." The
secretary was received just as every visitor
ts received, without any special attention.
He was shown, however, into the seat
which the great Dr. Johnson used to oc-
npy, and had a chance to meditate, while
. levonring the celebrated lark pie, on the
-asociations connected with the place.
Had an Excellent Appetite.
The secretary, notwithstanding his deli
ate condition, showed due appreciation of
the lark pie, and ordered a second portion.
hia caused some of his friends to remark
. hat Dr. Johnson's chair had given him
:r. Johnson's appetite. The secretary re-
- " mc uenuire cneese.
-Vhether he partook of ale or not with his
. ie the friends who were with him refused
Takes a Look Aroand London.
On Sunday Secretary Foster drove
round to Dlaces made famous hv mumn.
.es of Dickens, looked in at St. Paul's
arch during the services, and visited
averal other city churches. He went as
ir in an easterly direction an the East In
ia docks, and later in the day explored
ae Seven Dials. He said that he was im
ressed with the general air of prosperity
.id cleanliness. Secretary Foster looks
tuch improved since his arrival He
mflnes his wanderings tn the Havlitrht
id bas seen nothing of the shadows of
THE CASE OF HETHERINGTON.
'tis Slaughter of Robinson IT T...
LONDON, March 8. A dispatch from
' okohamasays that a serious division of
sling has arisen between the English and
merican colonies relative to the shooting
.' George Gower Robinson, the English
. inker, by Lieutenant J. H. Hetherington,
the United States navy. The shooting
is done without warning. Hetherington
w Robinson in a carriage with a friend
.d deliberately shot him. Under the ex
ing treaties with Japan European cou li
es and the United States have extra ter-
orial jurisdiction over criminals belong
r to their respective nationalities. This
"isdiction Japan has for some time la
ved to abolish, but without success, as
-eigncra claim that they are not yet suf
iently convinced that Japanese justice
.. Utted for dealing with civilized people.
Leads to Htraiaed Relations.
The case has already led to very strained
ations between English and Americar.
:iety In Japan, and some of the leading
. .glish have given the cut direct to their
ueriuan acquaintances, especially of the
cial elasa. Hetherington' friends are
.-.tiklng efforts 4o secure evidence which
will plac e htm ngnt in toe eyes ot we xor
eign element, and give reasons for his ac
quittal t tat both the Americans and Enz
lish will regard as satisfactory. They hope
to prove that the circumstances under
which Li mtennnt Hetherington took the
life of the alleged seducer of his wife
would have justified any husband in act
ing as he did.
Ths Japs Are on the Watch.
On the other hand, Robinson's ante-
mortem xtatement denying that he had
been guilty of any wrong, and asserting
that he had only flirted with Mrs. Hether
ington, has many believers, and will, it is
claimed, fa ll strongly against Hethering
ton on h s trial. The case is a most em
barrassing one for the consular court. It
is all the more embarrassing because the
Japanese will watch it narrowly as a
specimen -of foreign justice, which they
are now losing no opportunity to criticise.
The Japanese are deeply aggrieved because
America and England have not consented
to accept Japanese jurisdiction for their
Albjects, aad they will, therefore, be de
lighted to be able to point to an alleged
failure of justice.
TWO DEFIANT EMPERORS.
What the I mperor of Russia Remarked
of the Kmperor of Germany.
LOXDON, March 8. A St. Petersburg
dispatch to 1 he Standard relates this story
as an echo of Emperor William's famous
Brandenburg speech. After the emperor
sat down at the close of his address, a
guest said to him jokingly that he appar
ently had forgotten that Russia was al
ways behind nim. The emperor retorted,
"Ich werde Russland eersWuben." "I
will pulverize Russia." Shuvaloff upon
hearing this remark made close inquiries
concerning it and then communicated the
details of the scene and the dialogue in
question to M. De Giers, who related them
to the czar.
"Put lp l our Inkes," Says Alex.
At a court reception four or five evenings
ago the czar is said to have addressed
General Von Schweinitz rather abruptly
with the word v. "Tell your emperor that
when he wants to begin pulverizing us we
will throw haLf a million soldiers over his
frontier with the greatest pleasure."
General Von Schweinitz has com
municated this message, it is said, to the
Emperor WMUm. Rumor of William's
sympathy witb the Pcies has rendered
the czar especially bitter against him
The LO-erals Were Jolly.
London, March 8. According to pre-ar-rangement
Red mond gravely inquired of
Balfour in the h -rase yesterday whether it
was true,, as reKrted, that the govern
ment had decided to dissolve parliament
at once in view of the outcome of the
county elections. The Liberals and Na
tionalists screamed with laughter, while
Balfour leaned back and tilted his hat
down over his eyi s, his face the picture of
disgust. He did not deign to notice Red
Hot So Funny as It Looked.
Berlin, March i The spectacle of two
well dressed youi g men dilligently scrub
bing and cleaning the statue of the Vir
gin in the market place while a motley
crowd of townspeople jeered at the perspir
ing youthB, was wit aessed yesterday at Su hi.
The young men were students who, while
on a lark the nigt t before, had thought
nothing so apropos as to daub the marble
figure of the Virgin with tar. They were
detected, which explains the incident.
MORRISON TALKS POLITICS-
He Does Mot Favor Palmer on Account of
the Senator's Age.
Chicago, March 8. Colonel Morrison,
of the interstate commerce commission,
was in the city yet.terc".ay and the inter
viewer got hold of him. He was asked
what he thought of Palmer as a presiden
tial candidate. "I would be insincere," he
replied, "if I said I favored him.
In the first pla?e his age rules
him out. In the second place,
if he were elected th- probabilities are in
favor of the choice of a Republican sena
tor to succeed him. The Democrats need
a senator nearly as tiuch as they do the
There Are Other Reasons.
He continued with a smile: "There are
many other reasons w hich I don't propose
to discuss. One is thut I would rather be
president myself." He had voted for the
Democracy for forty-five years, and "If
General Palmer were nominated I'd sup
port him as cordially as any other man.
But you're assuming that Palmer's nomi
nation is a possibility."
Hill or a Western Man.
When asked about the situation in New
York the colonel said: "I can't talk in
telligently about it. Hill, I believe, will
be a strong condldate before the conven
tion. There is some talk of a western
man. If a western man is nominated it
will be because his Democratic record and
service afford a better guarantee than
thoseof his eastern com;etitor. I think the
nomination will not be made on sectional
Opposed to Such Monopolies.
Washington, March 6. Mrs. Charlotte
Smith, editress of The Workingwoman
and representing the Woman's Industrial
league, has failed in her endeavors to se
cure a hearing before the house committee
on agriculture, where she hoped to be per
mitted to offer an amendment to the pure
food bill which would prohibit the manu
facture of adulterated or injurious cosmet
ics, face powders, or undents. Her ob
jective point was the establishments Mes
dames Yale and Ruppert, and other man
ufacturers, requiring the n to tell the con
tents of their cosmet ics on labels.
"Young Sam Clay's" Bad It res.
LEXINGTON, Ky., Marcl 8.- Young Soni
Clay, son of Sam Clay, Jr., attempted
suicide at his brother's ho ne here, by tak
ing six grains of morphine Sunday night.
An hour later he admit: ed to his father
that he had taken it and an emetic was
given. The young man was kept walking
until yesterday morning, when he was
pronounced out of danger.
A Keeley Graduate's Suicidal
THREE FURIOUS ATTEMPTS TO DIE.
He First Shoots Hlmnelf Through the
Breast and Later Repents of His Act
Next Makes Two Desperate Efforts to
Throw Himself from a Fourth Story
Window, Tearing the Bandages Oft His
Wound and Frantically Fighting His
Chicago, March 8. Farmer L. Williams
patentee of a process for making cordage
twine out of paper, attempted to kill him
self by shooting last evening at 2,017 Wa
bash avenue. Williams and his wife came
here from Beloit, Wis., a few months ago.
They occupied rooms on the fourth floor
of Mrs. Brewer's boarding house on Wa
bash avenue. Since Williams was gradu
ated from Dr. Keeley's Institution at
Dwight four weeks ago he has acted
traugely at times, but he waa cured of
the liquor habit. While sitting at the
table last evening with his wife, eating
dinner, he suddenly drew a revolver from
his pocket and pushed it against his left
Barely Missed His Heart.
The ball drilled a hole about an inch be
low the heart, penetrating the lower lolie
of the lung. He then walked across the
room and, raising the window, threw tlie
pistol into the street. Dr. C L. Hatfiald,
of 137 Twenty-sixth street, was called, and
when he arrived Williams expressed a de
sire that he n.ight live. He was sorry for
wnat he hart done and seemed rational.
Dr. Parke wss called in to assist Dr. Hat
field and they dressed the wound. After
Dr. Parke had let the house Williams
suddenly became ' furious and tore the
bandages from the wound.
Fought the Doctor Like a Madman.
He fought Dr. Hatfield like a niad
man and succeeded in getting to one of t he
windows. He threw up the window be
fore Dr. Ha'field could overpower him.
and for several minutes the two men
struggled for supremacy. Dr. Hatfield
was almost exhausted when Williams.
who had suffered greatly from loss of
blood, gave up the fight. During this
time Mrs. Williams and her 5-year-old
daughter were in the room, bnt the wife
was too much overcome by the shock to
render any assistance.
TEARS OPEN HIS WOUND AGAIN.
A Horrible Scene in the Presence of
After Williams had been calmed he
again expressed a wish that the physician
might save his life. The wound was
dressed again and the patient was induced
to lie down. Mrs. Williama sat at ber
husband's bedside trying to soothe him,
when he was once more seized with a de
sire to hurl himself from the window. He
sprang from the bed and tore open the
wonnd afresh. Dr. Hatfield, ' who was
still weak from the first encounter, waa
unable to cope with Williams.
The Frensy of a 3fanlac
Blood streamed in a torrent from she
wound, and in 'his Ireniy Williams tore
his underclothing into shreds. Ha struck
Dr. Hatfield a terrific blow in the face,
which staggered him. There was a fierce"
glare in Williams' eyes, and he acted like
a man in the violent ward of an insane
asylum. Thrusting Dr. Hatfield aside, he
bounded across the room to the same win
dow which he had tried to leap from in the
first struggle. Mrs. Williams ran shriek
ing from the room.
Help in the Nick of Time.
Williams had raised the window and
was half way out when two men paesing
the house heard his cries of "Mnrderl" The
men rushed up-stairs and assisted Dr.
Hatfield, who was clinging to the insane
man's legs. The doctor says that if help
had not arrived just when it did he would
have been obliged to release his hold on
Williams. Police took charge of him then,
and he was bonnd and taken to the hos
pital, where it is believed he will die.
An Interesting Georgia Tragedy. '
Columbus. Ga, March 8. Dr. M. W.
Peek of Chattahooche county, is in jail
charged with the murder of M. A. Thomas,
a neighbor. The men quarreled on Tuesday
of last week about a fence which separated
their properties. Thomas finally started
toward the doctor with an open knife, but
Peek was too quick for him, drew a pistol
and shot him in the right side. While
awaiting the arrival of the physicians Dr.
Peek gave Thomas medical attendance.
When Thomas was removed to his home,
he refused the aid of other physicians that
had been summoned, expressing more con
fidence in the skill of his assailant.
Thomas, however, was mortally wounded
and died Sunday.
Death of a Representative.
Washington, March 8. Hon. John W.
Kendall, representative in congress of the
Tenth Kentucky district, lied at his resi
dence in this city at 9:25 last night from
tne enect or two strokes of apoplexy re
ceived yesterday morning. Sunday night
when Mr. Kendall retired he felt in good
condition, but about midnight he awnke
and complained of feeling ill. He at-
temptea to sit up in bed, but fell back un
conscious, and remained in that condition
until ms death.
Harrison Considering the Seal Question.
Washington, March a The president
has taken the Behring sea question in
hand and yesterday morning, in the en
forced absence of Secretary Blaine on
account of sickness, hed an extended in
terview with the Hos. J. W. Foster, who
has the matter in charge in the state de
partment. Lord Salisbury's refusal to re
new the modus Vivendi leaves the ques-
iou in uispuie wnere they were prior to
The loira Senatorial Scandal.
Des Moines. Ia., March 8. The grand
jury of Taylor county has returned crimi
nal indictments against H. M. Belvel
doorkeeper of the senate, and E. Houck,
editor of The Southwest Iowa Democrat
published at Bedford. Belvel, who writes
letters for weekly papers, wrote and The
Democrat published a severe attack upon
Senator Fine, whose home is at Bedford.
Scudder Assaults His Doctor.
Chicago, March 8. Dr. Scudder sup
plied another sensation yesterday, and if
he is not insane, he is doing a fine niece
of acting. Dr. Noble, his physician, went
into his cell to see him and was ordered
out with great violence and threats of
assault. The doctor went and later It was
found that Scudder had a heavy tumbler
concealed in his cell.
The comedian, Aaron H. Woodhull,
nd his company will appear at Harper's
theatre tonight in his latest success,
"Uncle Hiram." The play is a spsrk
ling New England ccmedy, -Simple but in
teresting in plot, besides having all the
elements of popularity, and is diversified
wim geod singing and dancing. Humor
crops out everywhere in it. The role f
Hiram Homespun Introduces an excellent
Vermont farmer on the stage. He is
good, and does not overdo the part of a
country jay, but acts the farmer enough
to bring down the house everytime he
make a misstep. Mr. Woodhull has en
deavored to create a new character in the
stage farmer and has succeeded. Uncle
Hiram, while shrewd and possessing the
good and manly qualities ef Uncle Josh
in "The Old Homestead," is more of "the
jy" and consequently creates more fun
He has all sorts of tricks played upen
him, and every time Woodhull speaks the
audience yell. He is admirably sup
per ted by the commediene and protean
artist Miss Griswold, a handsome and
talented girl, who captures the house at
once with her numerous specialties, Ger
man warbling, etc., etc.
J. J. Dewling and Sadie Hasson, with
their big company of celebrities, will be
the attraction at Harper's next Fr iday
night, presenting their evergreen success,
"Nobody's Claim," a play of western life.
prenounccd by the press of all leading
cities as being the most perfect of its
kind ever produced. "Nobody's Claim"
will be mounted in gorgeous style, a car
load of special scenery being carried for
that purpose. By way of a surprise the
magnificent acting horse, "Carlos," will
be seen in some very surprising feats.
The attraction at the Burtis opera
bouse Thursday evening will be a popu.
lar success and a strong play written by
Henry C. DeMille, and entitled "The
Danger Signal, "with the handsome and
accomplished young actress, Miss Rosa
bel Morrison, as the star. Miss Morrison
is well known to our theatre goers. She
has appeared here in Lewis Morrison's
grand production of "Faust," as the
Marguerite, and those who saw her will
not soon forget how excellently she
played the part. The "Danger Signal"
was written expressly for Miss Morrison,
and in the part of Rose Eartin this artiste
has achieved a great success, and by all
who have witnessed her performance it
is conceded to be one of the best on the
The "Danger Signal" is full of comedy,
dramticcenic and mechanical situa
tions. The plot and action of the play
are laid in the Rocky mountains and de
pict the hardships in the winter time of
the .western railroad men. The play, the
star and the author are all purely Amer
' - Iowa's Republican Delegates.
Dls Morras, la., March a The Repub
licans of Wapello, Taylor, Marshall, Iowa,
Cedar and Howard counties, have chosen
strong Harrison delegations to the state
convention. Madison county delegates
are instructed to favor Blaine. Keokuk is
for Blaine first and Harrison second; Adams
sends a Blaine and Harrison delegation
and Appanoose is first for Blaine. - The
indications are that Harrison will have a
clear majority of the state convention
which meets here March IT.
Meeting of Kachinery Trades.
Pittsbuho, March 8. A convention of
delegates from all the machinery trades
met in this city yesterday to form a na
tional organisation. The pattern makers,
molders, machinists, boiler makers, black
smiths, brass workers and steam fitters
were represented. The new organization
will be known as the National Federation
of Machinery Constructors. The conven
tion represents about 25.000 workmen.
WHAT AN ASS AM It"
The ass thought himself as fine look
ing as his neighbor, the horse, until he,
one day, saw himself in the looking
glass, when he said "What an ass am 1!
Are there not scores of people who
cannot see themselves as others see
them? They have bad blood, pim
ples, blotches, eruptions, and other kin
dred disfigurements. All these annoy
in things could be entirely eradicated,
and the skin restored to "lily white
ness," if that world-famed remedy. Dr.
Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery,
were given a fair trial.
It cures all humors, from the ordi
nary blotch, pimple or eruption to the
worst scrofula, or the most inveterate
blood-taints, no matter what their na
ture, or whether they be inherited or
acquired. The "Golden Medical Dis
covery" is the only blood - purifier
guaranteed to do just what it is rec
ommended to. or money refunded.
World's Dispensabt Mdicix As-
sociatiox, Proprietor, No. 663 llaia
Street, Buffalo, TS. T.
This firm have the exclusive sale for thlscounty of th
Iietrjos etrjd Organs,
WEBER, 8TU YVES ANT, DECKER BROS., WHEEL0CK.
ESTEY, AND GAMP & CO.'S PIANOS,
And the ESTEY, WESTERN COTTAGE and FAR
RAND & VOTEY ORGANS.
tdVA f nil line also of f mall Musical merchandise. We have in onr employ a fim-eM ftaas Tom
OUR NEW . .
IS ARRIVING DAILY.
In a few days
We will have a
Grand Spring Opening
WATCH for it.
CARSE & CO.,
R. Q. Hudson.
All kinds of Carpentering
Shop cor. First ave aid
THE BEE HIVE,
Is showing the largest and
most complete line of
Cloaks and Millinery ever
shown in the tri-cities.
Ladies needing anything in
their line should not fail to
call and inspect their
Willow Crown Sailor Hat
1622 Second Ave.
M. J. Parkxb.
promptly attended to. Estimates
T J .3
Seventeenth et. Rock Island.
goods and prices
Second Street, Davenport.