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I i E AiiCilj 5, T U.EISI3 A X. ' J ANUAUY 24,
Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov'tReport.
TO FIGHT CHOLERA.
The House Passes a Measure of
larig gyne). Open windows. Liet In light,
kir, sun. Kesolve to live and I will guar
antee tha you will not only not pass over
the river, but be in better health than for
a score of years."
Indiana Returns Missing.
Washington-, Jan. '.M. When the sen
ate adjourned yesterday the messengers
bearing the returns from five states had
not appeared at the Capitol. They are
Georgia, Indiana, Montana, Oregon and
In Your Senate and House.
Washij gtov, Jan. 24. Chandler in the
senate yet-tenl ay defended the anti-ontion
Wrecker Harper c.resh- ( till in the matter of iU tax feature which
A SYNOPSIS OF ITS PEOVISIONS.
Probability That the Senate Will Insist on
Its Own Kill A Challenge from Chand
ler Poctors Alter Their Diagnosis of
Mr. lilalne'a Ailment Citizen Train's
Telegram The President Declines to
mm Likely .to Go on the Supreme Bench
Capital City Notes.
Washington-, Jan. 24. The quarantine
bill which passed the house yesterday,
though it in its general purport similar to
the senate measure on the same subject,
will have to pass the scrutiny of the latter
body. The senate bill still rests upon the
ipeaker's table, and if it could have been
taken up and amended in conformity with
the house bill, it could have been sent
immediately to conference. As it is the
bouse bill goes to the senate with no more
privilege than that enjoyed by any other
legislation originating in the other house.
Ships Must Have Health Hills.
The bill, as it passed the house, requires
all vessels clearing for the United States to
obtain from the consular vice consul at the
port of departure a bill of health. The
president is authorized to detail a medical
officer to serve in the office of the consul at
any foreign port for the purpose of furnish
ing information and giving the bills of
health. The marine hospital service shall
co-operate with state and municipal boards
of health in the enforcement of the rules of
such boards and the regulations pre
scribed by the secretary of the treasury to
prevent the introduction of contagions and
infectious diseases into the United States
from foreign countries and from one state
into another. But nothing shall be con
strued to warrant a federal officer in relax
ing state rules.
What the Senate Will Do Next.
On the arrival of an infected vessel at
any port not provided with proper facili
ties for treatment the secretary of the treas- J
urj uiiiv remuuu me vessel to me nearest
national or other quarantine. Senator
Chandler said that as soon as it was prac
ticable after the bill came over to the sen
ate he would call it up. He thought the
bill would lie amended so as to conform
to the provisions of the bill as it passed the
senate, and after adding the $l,O0,0K ap
propriation f"r carrying it into effect it
would be sent back. "Do you think," he
added, "that the house will dare not to take
DECLINES TO PARDON HARPER.
has been vigorously attacked. Republic
ans and D smocrats alike declaring that a
tax except for revenue was unconstitution
al. It wan agreed to vote on the bill Tue
3ay next. The Cherokee outlet bill was
then disci ssed without important action
The house held a boisterous session over
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I tjumiviLiiic win, me ugiii ueiug iieiweeu
the "state's rights" men and "the national
itss." The bill is a sort of compromise as to
that issue and was finally passed. The
! balance of the day was devoted to the sun-
flry civil bill.
Swamped With World's Fair Petitions.
Washington-, Jan. 24. The petition
clerk of the house document room is liter
ally swamped with many thousands of pe
titions frtui all sections of the country
praying that congress enact legislation for
the opening of the World's Columbian ex
position cn Sunday. The Congressional
Record of Saturday contained thirteen
columns o the titles of such petitions sent
in by societies, associations and individ
uals. iWhite House Quarantine Removed.
Washington-, Jan. 24. The White
nouse quarantine has been practically re
moved. Little Martena Harrison has en
tirely recovered from her illness and the
health offi er yesterday took from the en
trance to i he private part of the mansion
the cards v.-arning persons that scarlet fe
ver existed within, the four weeks' limit
for their d splay having expired.
The National Banks Respond.
Washington, Jan. 24. All national
banks have responded to the call of the
comptroller of the currency for the condi
tion of each bank at the close of business
on Dec. 9. last. The reports show that the
aggregate of resources of all national banks
President Harrison Says the Bank Wrecker
Must Serve His Time.
Washington, Jan. 24. Kdwin U
narper, bank wrecker ex-president of the
Fidelity National bank of Cincinnati, and
convict in the Ohio penitentiary, has been
denied a pardon by President Harrison.
Harper was convicted and sentenced
Dec. 1:2, 1S-S7, to ten years imprisonment
in the Ohio penitentiary at Columbus.
Prominent men from Ohio wrote
letters to the attorney general and the
president asking that he be pardoned or
that his sentence be commuted to prevent
Ills death in prison. Favorable action was
expected at a time when Harper was dan
No Interference Necessary.
His condition i mproved, however, and at
the instance of Attorney General Miller .i
medical examination of bis case was made.
The result of the inspection and what
President Harrison thought of it is em
bodied in the following written ou the bark
of Harper's application for executive clem
ency: "The recent examination by sur
geons selected by the attorney general
shows that the prisoner is less dangerously
ick than appeared from previous reports.
His term expires in April, I understand,
and in view of these facts I do not think
any interference by me is necessary."
THINKS GRESHAM WILL GO IN.
Teller Says the Judge Will Be Either In
the Cabinet or Supreme Conrt.
Washington, Jan. 24. Senator Teller,
of Colorado, who is a member of the ju
diciary committee, is quoted as saying ap- I from custody,
parently on inside information: "It is my
opinion that if Judge Gresham does not go
into Mr. Cleveland's cabinet he will, be
fore many months, be on the supreme
bench here. Mr. Cleveland will have three
places on that bench to fill soon. Blatch
lord and Field will retire soon on account
of age. We will by special act doubtless
retire Justice Lamar early in the next ses
sion of congress. Everybody knows that
J ustice Lamar is incapacitated by ill health.
He has reached the. ago for retirement, but
has not been In the service ten years, as
required by law. Iiamar is old and poor,
and we are going to pension him by retir
ing him by special act of congress. If
Gresham is not in the cabinet he will, I
suspect, take Lamar's place."
Washington, Jan. 24. The senate in
executive session yesterday confirmed:
United States consuls Kounseville Wild
man, of Llaho, at Bremen; Adolph G.
ftuder, of Iowa, at Singapore; John J.
Piatt, of Ohio, at Dublin.
DIDN'T DECIDE IT THAT WAY.
The Dulutli Judge anil the Chinese Ex
St. Pal i , Jan. 24. The dispatch sent
east from Duluth on Wednesday last that
Judge Edg-rton, of the United States dis
trict court, had decided the Chinese exclu
sion act i neonstitutional is wholly in
correct. United States Commissioner
Carey, of I'uluth, had found Ah Yuk, a
Chinese laiiiidryman, to be a subject of
the Chine-empire. He ordered him im
prisoned ir the county jail for thirty days
and then to lie deported under the Chin-se
exclusion act. Ah Yuk was brought be
fore Judge Edgerton on a writ of habeas
corpus. Tlie sole and only question pre
sented to the court was whether the cir
cuit court commissioner exceeded his
authority x nderthe law when he sentenced
the petitior er to be confined at hard labor
for thirty days.
Pith of the Court's Finding.
The cour- finds as follows: "The peti
tioner could be arrested, and upon a sum
mary examination before the circuit court
commissioner could upon the finding and
sentence of that officer be deported, but
this does not necessarily determine that the
circuit court commissioner could thus
summarily sentence the petitioner to hard
labor. If the commissioner had sentenced
the petitior er to be deported only his sen
tence would not be disturbed; but I think
he exceeded his authority under the law
when he sentenced him to hard labor, and
as that is t jo charge upon which the writ
issued the prisoner must be discharged
CHANGED THE DIAGNOSIS.
Mr. Blaine's Illness Due to Arterial De
generation Ills Couditiou.
Washington, Jan. 24. Mr. Blaine's
doctors have changed their diagnosis and
now attribute his illness to arterial degen
eration. Dr. Johnsou visited Mr. Blaine
at 6 o'clock last evening. On leaving the
house he said he considered the patient
just a trifle, stronger than Sunday, but
this was almost imperceptible. Mr.
Blaine, he said, rested well during the
day and from indications he did not look
for any change during the night and
would not return unless summoned. The
-doctor was asked if be considered Mr.
'Blaine's condition ' improved. He re
plied that be' did not, and that he was
'still very feeble.
Citisen Train Sends His Ad vine.
A telegram has been received from "Cit-
leen" George Francis Train giving Mr.
Blaine some characteristic advice. It is
as follows, addressed to "Citizen James G.
Blaine.1 "You are better because abstain
ing from food. Live as I do. Fast.
Take possession of yourself fas In au!d
AUDACIOUS TEXAS ROBBERS.
They Don't Permit Observers to Get Away
Incident at Greenville.
Greenville, Tex., Jan. 24. Sunday
morning very early while W. T. Ward was
passing the First National bank building
he noticed n man in the doorway and the
door open I ehind him. He heard voices in
side and smpected robbery, but passed on,
intending t ) give an alarm. When a few
steps away one of the robbers called to him
to stop, to which he paid no heed. At an
other comn and to stop Ward drew a six
shooter and turned on the man, who was
following liim. Ashe turned the robber
fired and ran. A pal of rohlier So. 1 fired
at Ward, wiunding him in the left thijrh.
Ward then fired on the robbers six times.
Ward Severely Wonnded.
Whether any of his shots took effect is
not known. Ward fell in the street un
conscious. When citizens reached the
scene of tht shooting it was found that
Ward had 1 een shot in three place. The
wounds are not necessarily fatal. When
the bank wi s examined it was found that
the safe door had been blown to atoms and
110,000 in silver stacked at the cast door of
the building, but $150,'KX) in gold and cur
rency in t'ie steel chest was not reached.
The roblers were frightened away and
only ebtnin-tl about $1,000. They left their,
tools, electr c batteries, etc., behind, "
The v eather We May Expect.
WASniNo-ON.Jan. JW.-The following are the
weather inc ioatiuus for twenty-four, houra
from 8 p. nu yesterday: For Indiauaand Uli.
now Fair weather; warmer during -;to-'aTi
colder tonig- if. southerly winds. For Mich jan
Snow: warmer touay; colder tonight:' wind!
shifting to southeasterly. For Wiscont'.n
Snow in northern portion; warmer du'loii
today; colder tonight; wiu.ia shifting to south
easterly. For Iowa Snow; colder; southerly
shifting to torthwistuhv winds.
GROWS IN HORROR.
The Terrible Coal Oil Disaster
DEATH ROLL MAT BEACH F0ETT.
Twenty-One Are Already Numbered and
for Sixteen There Is no Hope L,lst of
Later Deaths and of Those Who Cannot
Live Burials of Several of the Victims
The Coroner Hard at Work, but no
Alton, Ills., Jan. 24. It is quite certain
that before the end of the week the death
list due to Saturday's explosion will in
clude at liast thirty-five names. The phy
sicians ay that all of those seriously
burned will probably die. The full out
burst of sorrow is just beginning to be
manifested, as the people realize at the
graves of the loved relatives and friends
the awful significance of their bereave
ment. Five more deaths were announced
yesterday as follows: Assessor J. X. Mur
ray, Upper Alton; Charles Halter, Alfn
Junction; Ihomas Houlihan, East St.
Louis; Henry Weigant, Wann, and W t
iam Edwards, Alton. The total is now
Sixteen Whose Doom Is Sealed.
Victims of the Wann explosion not yet
dead, but sure to die: James Herman, Jr.
(boy), Alton; William Kichardson and Da
vid Kichardson, Alton Junction; Herman
Esteke and (ieorge Staples (boy), Alton;
John Fretz, Kdwardsviile Crossing; A. K.
Frazier, tramp; Hamilton Valentine, Al
ton Junction; Otto Hagaman, Alton, boy;
John Burks, Fostersburg; John Henry,
Jr., John Philbrick, and son' of Charles
Herman, Wann; Thomas Williams, Upper
Alton; J. W. Montgomery, Atlanta, Ills.:
Ueorge KololT, Upper Alton.
lSurials of the Dead.
Coroner Kinder was busy with two juries
impanelled and as fast as verdicts were
rendered the Ixxlies were turned over for
burial. The remains of H. A. Cornelius
were sent to his home in Iowa, and those
of Ed Maupin to his home at St. Charles
and the body of William Shattuck, the
other Shurtleff student, were shipped last
evening to Chesterfield. The long proces
sion of funerals was begun yesterday
morning, the remains of Henry Penning,
John Lock, Edward Miller, Willie Mc
Carthy and Charles Utt being laid to rest
in the local cemeteries. A number of
those whose injuries were at first reported
slight are developing alarming features,
resulting from lack of prompt media. I
treatment when all the doctors were busy
with the more severely stricken.
Sio Responsibility Fixed Vet.
Coroner Kinder has so far held fifteen
inquests and, with his two juries, is worn
out with the arduous work. The verdicts
in all the ca?es are practically the same,
purely perfunctory and attributing the
cause of death simply to the explosion of
oil tanks at Wann. The man Gatten, jo
is directly charged by his fellow employes
with having left the switch open, has con-o
back aud denies the responsibility of lue
Another Person Missing.
It is said that a man named Dumas is
missing. His family has not seen him
since Saturday and fears that, he was "t
Wann. The opinion still, prevails that
other bodies might be found as a result of
an organized search of the country around
Wann, but no such effort has yet been
made. It now appears certain that mauy
of the victims v ho still survive inhaled the
flames which surrounded them and in con
sequence will die. Their calls for water
are constant and pitiful in the extreme.
Slixli iilH All Arrnunlril For.
Col. Willis Brown, of the Western Mil
itary academy, formerly Wynian insti
tute, denies an authorized statement to the
effect that a number of students of the
academy were injured and that several
were yet to be heard from. He states that
at the time of the accident and explosion
not one of the students was within three
miles of the scene hihI that all were safe
and sound at the school.
NOTES FROM THE LEGISLATURES.
The Illinois Snluiis Senatorial Fights in
Wisconsin and F.lsewhere.
Springfield, Ills., Jan. 24. The senate
yesterday did nothing of importance; no
quorum present. In the house a petition
from the acting mayor of Carbondale was
presented, protest ing against an open Sun
day at the World's fair. Bills introduced: to
regulate street car fares; requiring a booth
for each fifty voters under kt he Australian
ballot law; referring licenses to sell liquor
to the citizens of each community; to pro
hibit cigarettes; to permanently locate the
state fair at Bloomington; to provide at
torneys to defend indigent persons where
penalty is death or penitentiary: to require
vestibules in street cars for drivers, etc;
for uniformity of public school text books.
Rragg Gains a Vote.
Mamsox, Wis., Jan. 24. General Bragg
gained one vote from Mitchell in last
night's Democratic senatorial caucus. AU
the ballots taken resulted: Mitchell, 30;
Bragg, Sit; Kuight, 19.
Notes of Other Senatorial Fights.
Kansas Democrats held a caucus, bal
loted eighteen times mid failed to agree;
Martin led. Republicans caucused and
chose J. W. Ady as candidate for senate.
Populists unseated another Republican.
Mitchell, of Reno, Populist, who was given
Lux's (Itep.) seat, refused to accept it,
North Dakota Democrats and Popn
lists united ou Muir aiid cast SfH votes.
There is talk of them uniting on Judge
iwcuonnell, in hop? of getting some Re
Wyoming An attempt to unseat three
Republicans so that Democrats would be
independent of Populists failed. Popu
lists "couldn't see it." They will now try
to unseat Tisdale by impeachment because
he was one of the cattlemen who raided
Nothing definite, was done in Nebraska
Death of the Oldest Pensioner.
Philadelphia, Jan. 24.' Mrs. Catarine
Sharp, widow of John G. Sharp, a hero of
the war of 1812, died here Sunday. Mrs.
Sharp was born Feb. 5, 1778, and was.there
fore, withm two weeks of being 115 years
Old. sue was said to be lite oldest pen
sioner on the rolls of the United Status
government. Mrs. fcharp died at the resi
dence of her daughter, Mrs. Mary Smith
who is 4 years old.
Another Doubting Brother. '' r i
New Yoke., Jan. 24 The Rev! '.' Dr.
Flenry Van Dyke, pastor of the Brick
Presbyterian church at Fifth avenue and
Thirty-seventh street, told his congrega
tion Sunday that if the theory of the origin
of the Scriptures was to be set up as a test
of his orthodoxy he would be driven from
the Presbyterian church.
John W. O'Brien, who had been in the
employ of the Illinois Central for forty
years, is dead at Highland . Park, a Chi
Obituary: At Boston, , Flora Walsh
(Mrs. Charles II. Hoyt), the actress, aged
23. At St. Joseph, Mo., Thomas J. Bry
ant, of the Bryant & Stratton business col
lege. At New Orleans, Editor L. Placide
Cauouge, aged 71. At Warren, Ills., J. P.
Kerlin, aged 55. At Springfield, Ills., Mrs.
Mary Pi Hawley. At Philadelphia, Cath
arine Sharpe, agee 115.
Chauncey M. Depew has presented the
Vale gymnasium with a picture of the
old Vale fence, by Howland, of New York.
Washington rumor says that Mgr. Sa
tolli will receive a cordinal's red hat be
fore long and that he will be succeeded as
apostolic delegate by either Archbishop
Ireland or Bishop Keane.
Nearly 2,000 conversions in one day at
Des Mohies resulted from B. Fay Mill's
meetings. More than 1,000 Sunday school
children were among the number.
Sixty persons have been frozen to death
in Russian Poland in the last week. One
day the thermometer fell to 61 degrees be
M. Cucinello, manager of the bank of
Naples, has been arrested at Rome for em
btzzling 2,000,000 lire.
Two giris were killed at a grade crossing
near Elmira, N. Y. A sleighing party of
six were struck by an express train, four
Genuine leprosy has been diagnosed in
the case of a Chinaman at Napoleon, O.
Ex-Governor Thomas M. Waller, of Con
necticut, will deliver the address to the
graduating class of the Yale law school on
June 27, this year.
They are going to have a fight at Ijjra-
fnie, Wyo., between a bull dog of blue
blood and a mountain wild cat for a purse
of The bettiug is in favor of the bull
Michael White, who three years asrolived
near Hagerman, O., disappeared aud was
never found. A few days ago a convict in
the Ohio penitentiary confessed to having
murdered White and told where his re
mains could be found, and thev were so
The patents on the telephone transmitter
and receiver, and also that upon the gen
eral idea of transmitting sound by electric
ity, will expire within twelve monhs.
when, it is stated, the telephone field will
be free to a half dozen or more patents, and
it is expected tnat the tolls will ranidlv
decline in everv state.
It is stated a New York that England
proposes in the event of the Prince of
ales visiting the Columbian fair sending
her entire channel squadron to the Colum
bian naval review.
Annie Williams, 19 vears old. has the
honor of being probably the first female
stowaway that ever came to American
shores. She arrived at New York from
Antwerp the other day.
Will Filit the Se:iin ii'm Vniou.
San Kkani !.--.. Jaa. 21. Withiu the
last few weeks non-union men at iMints ou
Puget Sound, this port ami at linn Dieo
have been eit her forcibly t:tkt-n from ves
sels or severely beaten. This was the re
sult of the ret'u iiil of shipping men to raise
the wages ot the men. Now shipping
owners and masters have taken steps in
the war inaugurated by the Coast Sea
men's union that will either seriously crip
ple that organization or entirely destroy it.
Thirty of them have not only signed agree
ment but have raised a fund to fight the
union aud will establish an office in this
city where non-union men will be shipped.
A Wile Arrested for Murder.
Red Oak, la., Jan. 24. Mrs. Nettie
Grace, wife of the hotel keeper at Elliott,
who was found dead in his bed on the
morning of Jan. 11, was arrested yesterday
on a charge of murder. The warrant was
sworn out by a brother of Grace, The ar
rest was made at the home of Mrs. Grace's
Altgeld Much Itetter.
Springfield, Ills., Jan. 24. Govemoi
Altgeld was much better yesterday and
last night decided to go to Asheville, N. C,
to remain until he recovers his health.
Governor Altgeld will be accompanied by
Mrs. Altgeld, State Treasurer Ramsey, a
physician and a nurse.
Like a Good Conandrnm
is life, because ever body most give it np! Bnt
yoa needn't be in a hurry about it I Life is
worth the living! To prolong it, is worth your
untiring effort '. Don't give up without calling to
jour rescne that grand old family medicine Dr.
Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery. Many a
worn out, exhausted body has it made over good
-snew! It strengthens, builds up, invigorates,
assisting nature, and not violatirg it. Cans liver
disease, indigestion, and all blood-taints and hu
mors. Sure and lasting benefit guaranteed, or
money refunded. A'l druggists.
The daily arous delivered at your
doorevt rr evening tor lic per week.
WAN1KD A COMPETENT COOK APPLY
at Mrs. Stuart Harper's, Aiken street.
South Iiork Island.
WANTED AQ.IOD STRONG ABLE BODIFD
girl for general housework. Apply 32
Brady street, Davenport.
LOST AT WATCH T( W ER SLIDE A SHAWL
pendant. Finder will be saitably rt warded
by returning property to Argus office.
FOEND A PAIR OF EYEG A SEa AT THE
corner of 2nd avenue and 17th street; owner
can have the same by calling at this office and
pajing charges for adv.
W 'ANTED ACT1VK, INTELLIGENT GEN
tlemen of ! rze acquaintance to represent
the SAFETY FUND. Handsome income. Ad
dress, with references, Manager, 447 Rookery.
XA& MEDICINE FAILED TO CURE YOU ?
Sib SANGER'S ELECTRIC. BELT
matorrhea. Night Erai
Bioiis, Shrunken rartt,
n.xsi ronfuurm of ideaSa
Han tm or. fA Dywprpsfa. Lam Pact, Khenmatlsm,
vi rlnAv Jr.iW sxrui iim.i.-i .mn'aint.and tlie mariT
t-vimrviuU- lug from Bccrvt babit in youth or pa-
positive V3ureinthieictricfee.t. Ithaacured
thousand ererr yrar tUt all known niMlcin and
other treatment hv failM. MKMVlS fc A fct F-tt
ii tvr Kkif Krvi u win. ri KK thene trouble.
tLKTincm-wnicn iamrve furreth element iiiae
tans Hrnlnwt tmm thn sivctum suid to Pure IT MUST
BE KEPl.ACKIfc, OrSanden fclertri Belt isaoora-
Vltfte memciu bnttry, same as use a uj ui lorrmoss
phriloians throuKtmut the world, ri" tb i genuine
Foothinp currents which at once penetrate the entire
body, and (n ahore weukneHwa the current is ant direct
to ue parts aueccfd, mrtamiycausnBntn""7Kiow
inir wArmth and riiiMi!iAnir everv onraiu so that decid-
xt benefit arc ernnripneed f mm the first week nee.
We-rhunadd apoauive strength to the system without
weakening the stomach by prisonous tfnipa. Our belt
an ayg-ieiitc advice will cure evtry cnse or money ra
ftindee. We warrant our belts to give the true currents
f aWtrtrifV. rhirh mn ba felt Immediate! mmn
ehanraisr, or wo forfeit $5,000. v guarantee our
mtrit imnroved FlectHc husnenaoTT to ENLARGE
WIRClCfcK.N OB UNDEVELOPED ORGAN R or
bo pay. Every young, middle-aged and old maa rHf
rmw snr w pm iHFw.rirn raaipairi
J tmadea Elect rio Coi 1W La Soil St., CHICAGO,
DRIFFILL & GLEI1
IN THE CITY.
Under Harper I-W
314 BRADY STREET,
The Fall and Wintib Goods are lcw hi. DAVIS?-
Dm..vl.. -1 - 1 i,
aeeortment of Dcmestio and sirciEj cttde in
cities. Suits nude to jcur mi Etnie Ik m Jit to -,
eers made to your meas uie f 5 to $ 12.
You wish a piece cf Diamond Jewelry,
You wish a Watcb,
You wish a Clock,
You wish a Fine Pin,
Yoti wiBh a pair of Ear Sings,
You wish eomething in Folid ik-r.
You wish a pair of Opera Glasses.
You wish a pair of Geld Spectacles,
Yon wish arj-lhirg in cur J5ne
You can surelv f nd it at
Cor. Tnird and; Brady Sts., Davenport, k
u -Bedroom Suits-
Never before heard of prices,
At G. O. HUCKSTAEDT'S,
1809 and 1811 Second Ave:
- HALF PRICE
' 14 W. Second Street. OAVcKPOBi.iDWL