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TiiE AKOUS, THBUKSDAi. JANUARY 5, 1893.
Will produce One Hun
dred cubic inches of leav-
erring gas, and will raise one third more biscuit
than the same quantity of any other baking
powder, and will make them lighter, sweeter,
purer and more wholesome. See U. S
Report on Baking Powders p. 13.
State Legislatures Putting Their
Houses in Order.
ILLINOIS SCLOSS READY TOR WORK.
Democratic Officials on Deck In Both
Chambers Republicans a Little Ahead
in Kansas Mrs. Lease "ot Ambitious
ot the Toga Colorado Statesmen Sur
prise Themselves by Organizing With
out a Fight Nebraska Uemalns Uncer
tain Montana Politics Mild as Milk
Sprixc FIELD, Ills., Jan. 5. With a Dem
cratic majority in both houses the Illinois
general assembly organized yesterday. The
strength of the parties is as follows: Senate
Democrats, 2!1; Republicans. 23. House
Democrats, 78; Kepublicans, 75. lieuten
ant Governor Ray called the senate to order
at noon, and prayer was offered by Rev.
Preston Wood. A resolution was offered
naming the temporary oflicers chosen at
the Democratic caucus Tuesday night, and
the nsual substitute followed, naming those
chosen by the other side. It was lost 1:7 to
23. The first resolution was adopted by
the same vote. There being no justice of
the supreme court handy Circuit Judge
Fouke, of Fayette, performed the duty of
swearing in the members. Committees to
wait on the governor and house were ap
pointed and adjournment for the day fol
lowed. Transactions in the House,
Secretary of State Pearson called the
house to order at the same hour and Rev
J. W. Hawkins offered prayer. The roll
showed the presence of 151 members. The
election of temporary speaker was the first
thing in order and Warder and Johnson,
the respective Republican and Democratic
caucus nominees, were duly nominated,
Johnson, of course, winning the honor.
He made a speech in which he urged the
members to legislate with an eye single to
the best interests of the state. The other
Damocratic caucus nominees were then
elected as temporary officers and a creden
tials committee was appointed. The com
mittee soon reported the credentials nil
right, and Judge Fouke swore in the
Permanent Oflicers Klected.
Election of permaner.s oflicers then came
np and Clayton K. Crafts was elected
speaker. Hisspeech on assuming the office
was brief. He said that as during the elec
tion the Republicans had been denounced
for dereliction it was Democracy's duty to
flo better. Following is a list of the other
Officers: ' Clerk, Robert W. Ross, of Fay
ette; first assistant, W. E. Handy.of Cham
paign; second assistant, W. B. Morris, of
Pope; third assistant, James E. Vail, Mc
Donough. Doorkeeper. Edgar S. Browne,
of La Salle; first assistant, John Sum
mers, of Cook; second, John McDarragh,
of Rock Island; third; D. W. Ryan, of
Kankakee. Postmistress, Miss Mollie Mc
Cabe; assistant postmistress, Katherine
Gallagher, of Sangamon. A resolution
providing for the canvass of the state vote
was adopted and the house adjourned.
NO SENATE FOR MRS. LEASE.
She Withdraws with Thauks to All Her
Friends The Legislator.
Tor-EKA, Kan., Jan. 5. Mrs. Mary E.
Lease has put an end to the candidacy for
the United States senate which her admir
ing friend's and the newspapers have
brought upon her. She has written a letter
to Chairman Bredenthal, of the People's
party state central committee.ia which she
says that she is complimented by the many
assurances of support, and by the fact that
hers is the first woman's name ever put
forward for such an office, although she
has never announced herself. She is not
willing "to divide our forces" and therefore
will not permit her name to be used. "The
person elected should be a middle-of-the-road
Wilson Holds She Winning Tote.
James Wilon, the independent Repul
lican member-elect of the legislature from
Meade county, may hold the power in or
ganizing the house. The supreme court
yesterday decided two of the legislative
contest cases against the Popnlists and set
the further hearing of the other two cases
for today. If, by any chance whatever,
the two cases to be heard today should le
decided for the Populists that party would
profit nothing whatever thereby. As it
now appears the house will stand: Repub
lican, 04; Populist, 5M; Democrats, 3. This
is providing, Rosenthal, a Democrat, is
given his seat, and that Wilson of Meade
rotes with the Republicans.
UNEXPECTED AGAIN HAPPENS.
Colorado Kolons Organise Oaietly Denia
ls cratic Senate, Kettiblican House.
Denver, Jiin. 5. The ninth general as
sembly of Colorado convened at noon yes
terday and, contrary to expectation, organ
ized in both houses without friction. In
the senate the usual experience of choosing
a presideut pro tem. by acclamation was
witnessed. Senator Cussamera I tarda,
Democrat, the oldest senator in point of
service, was named for that position by
Senator MeKiuley, Democrat, the nomina
tion being seconded by Smith, Populist,
and on motiou of Senator Felker, Repub
lican, the choice was made by acclamation.
Adjournment was then taken for the day.
A Populist Scheme Spoiled.
The house lost no time getting down to a
tent of strength and the fact that two Re
publicans had absented themselves from
Kepublicans voted solidly. However, ana
John R. Wallingford was chosen chief
clerk by a vo' e of 33 to 32 for J. T. Smith.
I'latt Wicks 'vas made temporary tpeaker
by the same vote. For permanent speaker
K. L. Wooten was named by the Demo
crats and Elias M. Amnions by the Re
publicans. The latter was chosen by the
party vote 33 to 32. .Before the vote was
annouoced f r a temporary clerk Brown
low moved that all claiming seats be
allowed to vo e on the temporary organiza
tion. This would have permitted three
Populists and one Republican to vote and
?ive the Populists control, but Willetts,
the Democrat c clerk of the hist house, who
called the net. house to order, refused to
entertain the inotiou. After the selection
of a few mi'.ior oflicers the house ad
journed. A SENATORIAL FIGHT POSTPONED.
But Probability of a Democrat ic-Fopulist
Combine in Nebraska.
Lincoln, Jan. 5. The Democrats and
Populists finished dividing up the house
offices yester lay and then took recess.
At 3:30 p. m. ic lonvened again, when the
speaker ruled that all business was out of
I order until th ; canvass of votes was made,
j The house then adjourned for the day.
J This action postpones the inaugural of
Governor-elect Crounse and throws the
senatorial fight over until next week.
Deadlock in the Senate.
The senate 1; deadlocked on the election
of a president pro tem, having elected a
Republican for secretarv. There seems to
! be no question that the Democrats and
Independents of the house will combine on
i the election of senator, but the same par
ties in the seni.te seem to be divided. Pad-
dock stock coasequently drops a peg and
! Major's stock idvances. Majors is the Re
publican lieutenant governor. Crounse,
governor-elect, is growing us a senatorial
I candidate. Congressman Bryan, Demo
j crat, seems to be in the lead, however, be
! ing a favorite .vith the Independents.
CLEVELAfD NOT INTERFERING.
Dan Lauiont denies One Report and Ad
New Your, Jan. r. The question was
asked Daniel I.amont: ''VL;;t founda
tion is there fur the published report that
Mr. Cleveland is interfering in the sena
torial contests- in various state legislatures
and endeavoring to dictate the election of
his owe friends?" -It is time," answered
Colonel Lamoi it, "that the friends of Mr.
Cleveland took some notice of this false
hood. I can state authoritatively that Mr.
Cleveland has not dictated, interfered or
even suggested the election of any one in
the states in which there are Democratic
legislatures and where contests are being
Will Not Forget Hi s Friends.
Colonel Lam ont was asked if he would
tell Cleveland's attitude toward those who
might be looked upon as having been anti
Cleveland mei. He shook his head at
first, and then was asked as to the truth
of the story afl Mt in political circles to this
effect- A pro! linent anti-Cleveland Demo
crat from up the state called upon Colonel
Lamont and asked him about the treat
ment those men who had opposed Mr.
Cleveland would receive to which Colonel
Lamont replied that he did not care to
speak about that matter, but that he could
say Mr. Cleveland would certainly not for
get the men who were in favor of him.
"That is true," 3aid he, "I said it and it re
presents Mr. Cleveland's position."
The Stockbridge-Luce Contest.
Lansing, Mi :h., Jan. 5. The senatorial
fight is growing warmer as the time for
the caucus di vs near. An agreement is
being circulated by the anti-Stockbridge
men, which now has twenty-seven signa
tures, in whi:h an open caucus, is de
manded. The Stockbridge men are talk
ing very confidently, but refuse to give out
any figures. 1 he Luce adherents give the
following figures: Luce, 30; Hubbell, 11;
Hartsuff, 5; Kamsdell, 2; Spaulding, 1;
Burrows, 2; Gardner. 1; making a total of
52. The remaining 35 votes are not con
ceded to Stock bridge, as they include sev
eral candidates who have not been men
tioned as yet.
Feculiaf Contest in Wyoming.
Cheyenne. Jan. 5. A peculiar contest
will come up in tlie state senate over the
seat of J. X. Tisdale, a hold-over senator
from Johnson county. Mr. Tisdale is a
cattle man ai d was in the raiding party
that went into Johnson county last spring
to kill rustlers and he has been since that
time particularly obnoxious to the people
of that section and they threatened that if
Mr. Tisdale came back there pending the
trial they wo tld kill him. Assuming a
vacancy the rustlers elected Robert Foot.-,
whose votes the canvassing board refused
to count, on the ground of no vacancy.
Foote will cont est.
The Situation in California.
Sacramento. Jan. 5. Xew complica
tions in the senatorial fight arise every day.
Yesterday was made noteworthy by the
withdrawal of Jeremiah Lynch, which
leaves the Demt cratic field clear for Stephen
White. White is now confronted with
mutiny in his t wn ranks, two assemblymen
refusing to sigi. the caucus roll. To secure
a majority the Democrats have issued a
secret call for a caucus this evening on the
senatorship. 1 hey need three votes. An
attempt will lie made to unseat H. B. Mil
ler, of the Ftrty-ninth (Alameda), and
James McGowj.n, of the Forty-fourth (San
The New Eagland Label comervnee. m
session at Bos' on Tuesday, adopted a res
olution pledging themselves to buy no
boots or shoes that do not bear upon them
the blue label of the boot and shoemakers
Law and Order Goes Down Be
fore a Mob.
A CLIMAX REACHED IN THE CONTES I
Fifty-Seven Corpses Proclaim That
Lawlessness Is the Monarch in
Another Bloody Fight at Bakersville and
Three Condemned Men Brutally Put to
Death Eleven of the Sheriff's Posse
Fall Victims to the SheritTs Idea That
He Ought to Do His Dnty Twenty-two
' of the Mob TBIte the Dust What Will
the "Great State" of North Caro
Marion, X. C, Jan. . Another desper
ate battle has taken place between Sheriff
Moomaws' deputies and the mob of lynch
ers at Bakerville, Mitchell county, this
state. Calvin Swipes and the Whitsons
have been lynched, but the vengeance of
the mob cost at least thirty-two more
lives. The names of those of the sheriff's
posse who are known to have been killed
are: Tom Beckner, Tom Hale, George
HallifieM, Elmer Johnson, Robert Jones,
Wallace Laws, Xathan Pannell, William
Ueed, Dan Ritchie, Philip Sams, James
Killed of Judge Lynch' Men.
Those ot the mob known to have been
slain are: Theodore Bailiff, Thomas Black,
George Brady, Will Butler, Ilageriy Byrd,
Phil Crowder, Henry Gancey, Thomas
Hat field, Charlesllenry, Abraham Jackson,
Jim Xance, Ben Xorton, John
Osborne, William Osborne, Charles
Patrick, Wil.iam Terry, Jack Thillips,
Alex Sams, George Thomas, Owen Thoma-s,
Brave Sheriff Moomaws Response.
The jail is a frame building and was gar
isoned by seventy-five men whom brave
and faithful Sheriff Moomaws had depu
tized. After the assault Tuesday morn
ing the lynchers gathered in town to the
number of f00, determined to lynch the
condemned men. At 4 o'clock Tuesday
afternoon a formal demand was made up
on Sheriff Moomaws for Swipes and the
two Whitsons by a messenger from the
mob, who approached the jail under a flag
of truce. To this the garrison responded:
"We will Cie first." Then they knew there
would be a fi;ht. The defenders of law
took posiliciis armed with Winchesters
and awaited the onslaught. At sundown
the mob appeared in front of the jail.
Warned by the SlicriiT.
"Halt, or I'll give the order to fire," rang
out Slit riff Moomaws' voice. Xo attention
was paid to the warning. 'Fire!'' rang out
the order, and seventy-five rifles poured a
direct and flanking hail of bullets into the
determined lynchers. They wavered a mo
ment as a score of them went down, but
with the steadiness of veterans closed up
their ranks and rushed forward again un
der the leadership of a gigantic mountain
eer, who urged them forward with the old
"rebel yell." Again the rifles of the be
sieged rang out, and this time they were
answered by a concentrated fire from the
mob. The aim was deadly. Every window
on the exposed sides of the I uildiu occu
pied by the deienders was shot out, and a
dozen men fell wouuded or killed.
The Jail Carried by Storm.
With a rush the mob was under the
walls of the jail and with another rush in
side the building. There was a short strug
gle. What were seventy-five men against
500? A few revolver fchots, 100 clublied
rifles and all was over. The deputies, with
their leader. Sheriff Moomaw, mortally
wounded, were in the hands of the mob,
and every one of them was looking down
the muzzles of at least three Winchesters,
There was no hope in further resistance,
and the fate of the three murderers was
IS CIVILIZATION A FAILURE?
A Scene of Savagery Ensues Men Mad
With Thirst for Blood.
A minute did net elapse before the pri
soners were in the hands of the mob. Half
dead with fear the culprits were dragged
out into the open air, where ropes were
placed around their necks with 100 men,
mad with the thirst for blood, at the end
of each. The wretches were dragged over
the ice-covered rocks to a piece of wood
land half a mile away. Behind them fol
lowed the remainder of the mob, firing at
the prostrate forms at every step. The
victims were undoubtedly dead before they
had been dragged twenty yards, and it
was the mere semblance of human forms
that were strung up when the woods were
reached. Then the mob returned to look
after the dead and wounded.
The Gallant Sheriff Mortally Hurt.
Thirty wounded were found, besides the
dead, some of them fatally, among these
being gallant Sheriff Moomaw, who was
shot twice through the chest and three
times through the abdomen. The mob is
still under arms. If troops are summoned
every moonshiner for miles around will
assemble to repulse them, as these people
have little respect for anything but local
law and will resent any outside attempt
to force them into submission. As far as
they are concerned the case is closed, as
both the sheriff's posse and the mob are
regarded as having done their duty in dy
ing with their boots on for their princi
ples. Mnimiasi' Friends in the Field.
Later. A courier has just arrived who
states thut the mob, instead of dispersing,
as was expected, reiuai ued u pon the grou nd.
The scattered handful of the sheriff's posse
also remained underarms, aud was rapid!
re-enforced. All through yesterday morn
ing the posse continued to receive ac
cessions to its ranks, and Ly
noon the party numbered about
800 to 6(0 men. Feeling ran high and
after a few speeches the posse resolved to
avenge Sheriff Moomaw's death. Another
buttle took place shortly after noon in
which at least twenty-five more men weie
killed. What will lie the result no one
here can tell, but troops are expected.
Piano Manufacturers Combine.
Xew Youk, Jan. 5. Under the laws of
Xew Jersey a powerful combination of
piano manufacturers has been formed. Its
home office will be in Jersey City. The
corporation is the result of a union between
William Stein way and Freeborn G. Smith
Both gentlemen are millionaires and lead
ers ill the manufacture of pianos. With a
few other capitalists they have organized a
close corporation, with a capital stock of
The pope has decided that the feast of
the virgin of Guadalupe, Mexico's patron
saint, shall be observed as a general feast
A bill has been introduced in the Xew
York state senate, providing that in Xew
York city the wages of day laborers em
ployed by th city shall not be less than t2
a day, and i f other employes not less than
25 cents per hour. Preference shall be
given to citizens of that state on such
Henry Cooper, a colored man, said to be
102 years old.died at the home of his son-in-law
eight miles northeast of Oklahoma
Ernest Hart and II. Mitchell have con
fesed the m rder of X. J. Sanchez, July
20 last, at Albuquerque, X, M., for which
they are now under arrest. Robbery was
Vassar college claims that none of its
graduates has ever been in the divorce
Walter Gaynor, the Chicago tough, who
created such a scene on a C. and E. I.
suburban train by robbing a couple of
policemen, has been fined f 100.
Farmer Garber, who lives near Fort
Scott, Kas., learning that his wife and
Charles Kirby loved each other, told Kirbv
to give him a horse and take the woman.
Kirby accepted and now the neighbors are
raising a row about the matter.
IMwattl Crouch, a citizen of Hutsonville,
II!s., 77 years old, walked from that place
to Marshall, Ills., a distance of 24 miles, in
a little over six hours, and he was so little
fatigued that he wanted to walk back the
It is said that the failure of Kirkwood,
Miller & Co., at Veoria, is likely to be much
worse than firsD reported, and that credit
ore w ill be lucky to get o0 cents on the dol
lar. Andrew J. O'Connor and David W. Car
raker, bei.vt both holdover members of the
Illinois 1,'gislatuve. are ineligible to the of
tict of presidential electors, to which they
have lieen elected. Jf there was only two
majority for Cleveland in the electoral col
lege ll.-trrisou would tie next president.
Tlie czar has given orders that relief
works lie started in the distressed districts
forthwith for the benefit of these suffering
from the effects ot the famine.
The princinal Italian ship builders and
ship owners have resolved to register their
vessels under foreign 11 is; at Rome, in or
der to escape the ruinous imposts levied
on Italian ve ssels.
15. and H. lier-ec, of Malvern, Ark.
have tailed; liabilities cVio.OOO, assets un
known. The output of silver of Aspen (Col.)
minos for 1S2 reached i.ll.l(iG ounces, as
against S,H,'.Ks) ounces for the year I.U.
Charles E. Hardin, an Adams express
messenger who was taken iu custody by
Wei Is- l-'ari'o express detectives, under sus
picion i f hav;i. stolen a package ci'iuain
ing fc5.0M, L is f.led Mt:t agr.inst the Ad
ams and WWls-Furgo Express companies
for .'"i.OOO damages for false imprisonment.
Casey .May Sueeee l Himself.
Bism ai:i K, X. I)., Jan. 5. The Populists
and Republicans iiave lhH-u en;ajei ia a
row ever sine? thi penin;i ' the legisla
ture, and it was only by p.l;;-al finesse
that the inaugural ten-monies occurred in
public yesterday. The Popu "list state offi-
i-ers quietly Jissemol.lat the house of Gov
ernor Shortbridge Tuesday and were sworn
in by Chief Justice Bartho'.emew. TLis
the Republicans said was a breach of faith,
so the Populist oilicials attended the cere
monies yesterday. The effect of all this
has been to solidify the Republicans audit
is believed that Senator Casey will suc
Cleveland Returns Thanks for a Souvenir.
Denver, Jan 5. Just before Christmas
the Greystone club, ;the aristocratic Demo
cratic organization of Denver, had a letter
of congratulation to President Cleveland
engraved on a heavy silver plate and for
warded to that gentleman. The surface f
the plate was satin finished and the en
graving was a bright deep cut. The plate
was enclosed in a morocco case. Yester
day Senator McKinley received a graceful
letter from Mr. Cleveland thanking the
club for its beautiful souvenir.
Duvis I'nanimonsly Nominated.
St. Pai l, Jan. 5. The Republicans met
in caucus at the state capitol last evening
and unanimously renominated Cusbmnn
K. Davis for United States senator. The
total vote cast, including that of Senator
Dedon. Allinnrp wa thm msM
a majority of the whole legislatures the ex
pected combine between Democrats, Popu
lists and disgruntled Republicans wiil not
be able to accomplish anything. Senator
Davis appeared and made a short speech
thanking his constituents for the honor
Jeffefies Was Mis Avers' Murderer.
Sacbamento, Cal., Jan. 5. Xight Fore
man Starkey, of the railroad yard here,
made confession yesterday in which he ad
mits that Engineer George Jefferies two
months ago made a proposition to him and
a third party to go out to Brighton and
kill Miss E. O. Ayers, the operator there,
to whom Jefferies was united in a bigamous
marriage. The three went ont, but Starkey
backed out. Jefferies is in jail here.
Rev. Heininper Found Guilty.
Cleveland, Jan. 5. The court of the
Evangelical association reached a verdict
Tuesday in the case of Rev. M. Heininger,
of Elkhart, Ind. It is learned that he is
pronounced guilty under six specifications,
the charge not being proven under the sev-
enin. ine cnarges were falsehood and
Rock Island Strike Declared Off.
CHICAGO, Jan. 5. At a conference yester
day between the strike committee of the
Rock Island operators and A. L. Thurs
ton, past grand chief of the O. It. T., it
was decided to declare the strike off at 10
o'clock this morning.
The Petrified Man Getting Plenty.
Salt Lake, Utah, Jan. 5. A petrified
man was dug up in the western part of tbe
city Monday. The figure is perfect and
was found fonr feet below the surface. Its
weight is about 700 pounds.
The Father Improving;.
Mother Have you heard how Mr.
Epanker is this morning?
Small Son Oh, he's all right. He's geth
tin well fast.
"Who told you?"
"Then how do you know?"
"His little boys has begun to hear w'e
1'ieir mother calls." Good Xews.
Hew York Legislature.
AXBAsr, Jan. 4 The state legislature
convened yesterday and Governor Flower's
I uiesaKH v.us reau. euizer, lam many
j man,-, was elected speaker. Adjourned foi
f e lust
All of our warm goods must move out the
next 30 days. This includes all of our fine
Id order to ixake them move lively we have marked them
down to bottom prices. Come early before t&e eizea are
Wrigrht & Oreer) await
1704 SECOND AVENUE
314 BRADY STREET,
The Fatx and Wintir Gooda are now in. LAVENPOfiT,
Remember we sre showing the Jargeet seJ most vufM
assortment of DtiiESTio and Imported goods in the tliife
cities. Suits madw to your measure from20 to $40; Tron
s-rs made to your measure $5 to $12
You wish, a piece of Diamond Jewelry,
You wish a Wa ten,
You wish, a Clock,
You wish, a Fine Pin,
You wish, a pair of Far Kings,
"Ycu wish something in Polid Silver,
You wish a pair of Opera Glasses,
You wish a pair of Geld Spectacles,
You wish anythirg in cur lice
You can surely find it at
Cor. Tnird and Brady Sts., Davenport, Iowa.
BEDROOM S UITS,
Never before heard of prices,
At G. O. HUCKSTAEDT'S,
1809 and 1811 Second Avenue.
1 U W. Second Street. DAYENP0R1. lOWL