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THE AliGuS, FKID.VX, lElJltUAllY 3, 1893.
Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report.
HITTGETS A REPLY
The President Tackles the Cana
dian Railway Problem.
AS BELATED TO FOREIGN IMPOSTS.
A Short Message Which Reaches the Con
clusion That the Dominion Roads Have
an Advantage That They Shouldn't
Howell K. Jackson, a Democrat, amed
to Succeed' 'i.amar CleTeWid Alleged
To Be rushing the Repeal of the Sher
man Sllrer Law National Capital Mis
WASHINGTON, Feb. a President Harri
son yesterday sent to congress his reply to
the resolution of Representative Hitt relat
ing to the regulations governing the trans
portation of Imported merchandise from
One port of the United States to another
ver Canadian territory. The resolution
sks whether or not the interests of the
United States do not requre that cars car
rying such merchandise while in Canndian
territory should be in the custody and un
der the surveillance of an inspector of the
United States customs department, the
expense thereof to be paid by the carrier
transporting the merchandise.
l"io.Treaty Obligation in the Case.
" It should lie known, he says, before new
legislation is proposed, whether we are
under any obligation from article i."9 of the
treaty of Washington. The attorney gen
eral has given the opinion that article 29
lias been abrogated, and the presideut says
that the questions suggested in the resolu
tion are wholly within the power of con
gress regardlrss of the said article. If in
force, that article does not affect the ques
tion. "It would beno infraction either of
the letter or of the spirit of the treaty if we
should stop, unload and can-fully inspect
every vehicle arriving at our bonier with
ench merchandise. Nor, on the other hand,
would Canada violate her obligations un
der the treaty by a like treatment of mer
chandise imported through the port of New
York on its arrival in Canada."
One Practice Not Authorized.
He quotes the law governing the ship
ment of gooda over Canadian soil to United
States ports and that governing nierchan- j l eeed
dise imported into this country from any
"contiguous" foreign country and then
states that the practice of transporting from
por 8 in the Dominion of Canada mer
chandise under seal from Japan and China, I
we oniy examination required in crossing
our border bc.nj an inspection of the seals,
and ays that this is not authorized by
law, as China and Japan are not "contig
uous countries. The practice makes
Canadian ports favon-d ports of entry for
merchandise, but the detentions under the
tystem are less than when the goods are
tanded at a United States port.
Another Question Considered.
Of the transportation of merchandise !
from one port in the United States over
Canadian territory to aiiollitr part of the
United States he says that such traffic is
authorized by law, but the intent of the
law that such merchandise, be delivered at
a "port" of the United States i not carried
out, as the sealed cars are delivered at
place not "ports" and turned over to the
consignee without an oflicer being preseut
t the time of delivery to said consignee.
The president says that the question is, are
the regulations such as to provide proper
safeguards against frauds, or are they such
s to make fraud easy to those who have
the disposition to commit it ?"
The Inspection Not Adequate.
to pursue the practices as to cut rates and
favored rates that we condemn and punish
if practiced by our own railroads. I regret
that circumstancts prevented an earlier ex
amination by me of these questions, but
submit now these views in the hope that
they may lead to a revision of the laws
upon a safer and juster basis. I transmit
herewith the correspondence betweeu the
secretary of the tieasury and the attorney
general upon some phases of this question."
Proceedings in Congress Briefed.
Washington, Feb. 3. Most of yester
day's session of the senate was a secret one,
spent considering the new extradition
treaties with Fruice and Sweden, and
some talk about Hawaii. The French
treaty was ratifiei. Chandler's Hawaiian
resolution was ref ;rred to the foreign rela
tions committee. The District appropria
tion bill was passed.
In the house Hatch tried to have the
anti-optima bill referred to conference,
but a point of on! jr was made that the
amendments must first be considered iu
committee of the whole, and the speaker
deferred decision. The sundry civil bill
was debated, but not disposed of.
NAMED LAVAR'S SUCCESSOR.
Howell K. Jarkton to Take the Vacant
Suprene Court Seat.
WAemxoTOX. Feb. 3. The president
yesterday named Howell E. Jackson, of
Tennessee, to fill the place on the supreme
court bench made vacant by the death of
L. Q. C. Lamar. The appointment was an
agreeable surprise to the Democrats here
who had expected President Harrison to
name a Kepublic in to succeed the late
Justice Lamar. Nevertheless the appoint
ment is generally commended and the
senate will prob ibly confirm it, Justice
Jackson having b en formerly a member of
that body and accordingly entitled to the
senatorial courtesy which is always ob
served in such eases. A telegram from
Nashville says that Judge Jackson will ac
cept. Record of the New Justice,
nowell K. Jackson is a native of Paris,
Tenn., and was lwrn April 8, 1832. He
was graduated from the Lebanon law
school in 185S, a d began the practice of
law at Jackson. He was elected to the
legislature as a state credit man in 1880,
and at the re-gnl ir session of the legisla
ture was elected to tne state senate to
J. K B;iiley, who filled
out the unexpired term of An
drew Johnson. He served in the
senate until 186, when Cleveland ap
pointed him United States circuit judge
for the Sixth district. He has been an
WILL NEED AN EXTRA SESSION
To l'a a Sherman Law Repeal
Through the Senate.
Washington, lb. 3. Developments
growing out of Dickinson's visit here indi
cate some hot wor in the senate over the
silver question. 1 he pointed message he
brought from Cleveland in favor of the re
peal of the present law has resulted in a
canvass of t he senate, both of this congress
and next. Tne co iclusion reached is that
the only way repe; .1 of tho silver law can be
had is by calling aa extra ser.sion especiall
for that purpose. Cleveland's determina
tion to repeal this law is absolute, and he
is so impressed wi ,h its importance that he
will spare no pnper means to secure the
object he aims at. That is the talk here.
A -Slumming They M ill Go.
Washington. Vb. 8. The committee
on immigration h is decided to enter upon
a thorough inves igatibn of the slums of
great cities, with a view to learning not
The president says that the inspection as the of tItf. of thoRe from
their plnns in relation to their
Bow performed is "not adequate protection
against the surreptitions introduction into
the cars, -while on foreign territory, of
dutiable articles. It will be seen by the
letter of the secretary of the treasury that
grain, the product of the United States, is
now largely transported in American
vessels to Canadian lake ports, and after
being there placed in elevators is sent out
in cars sealed by agents of the treasury. I
abroad, their plnns in
former homes, etc They will confine
their investigations, at the beginning at
least, to Philadelphia, Chicago, New
York, Baltimore and San Francisco.
Balford's Oimmluion Signed.
WASHINGTON, Fjd. 3. The president has
signed th commission of Mr. Elijah W,
Halford na a maior and navm&ster in tha
uo not. unu any staiuie autnonzing inis . army, but as has been already stated, Mr.
practice." Halford will not qualify for his new office
rniuri nir.Ne rn tup rvrrnnvc until March 3,iu order that he may serve the
CONCLUSIONS OFTHE EXECUTIVE, j prpsjjent jn hispn sent responsible capacity
The Business Should be Placed on a Merc . until the end of hi term.
Just Basis. I
The conclusions he has reached, the
president says, are that article 29 has been Be Is After the Fople Who
abrogated: that even if it were in force Netro Smith.
there is no law to enforce it; that when in Austin, Tex., 1'eb. 3. Governor Hogg
GOV. HOGG C N THE WARPATH.
force it (imposed no obligation ou the
United Status to use the concessions as to
transit made by Canada and no limitation
upon the powers of the United States in
dealing with merchandise imported for the
use of our citizens through Canadian ports,
r passing from one place in the United
States to another through Canada upon
the arrival of such merchandise at our bor
der; that, therefore, treaty or no treaty,
the question of sealing cars containing
such merchandise and the treatment of
such sealed cars when they cross our bor-
last evening issued instructions to the
sheriff of Lamar county to arrest every
person connected with the burning of the
negro Smith at Paris, Tex. Governor
Hogg says that he does not intend to let
such a display of barbarism pass unpun
ished in Texas; thi.t he sympathises deeply
with the bereaved parents, but he as gov
ernor of Texas pro loses to enforce the law
without respect 3 persons. He declares
that the law would have dealt swiftly with
Smith, and uo grievance can sanction such
diabolical actions as the burning of this
leris, and always has been, one to be!negra AU pers" " implicated, the gov
... . r .7 . , pmnr avs miiwt. h nrrestul lie their nnnr
settled by our laws according to our con
venience and -our interests as we may see
them. . , .
The Statutes Should Be Revised.
He further concludes that the present
practice regarding merchandise from China
and Japan is not authorized, nor is the
practice regarding "port to port" merchan
dise, and that such practice is inconsistent
with the safety of the revenue. He con
cludes! "The statutes relating to the trans
portation of merchandise between the
United States and the British possessiona
should be the subject of revision. The
treasury regulations have .given to these
laws a construction and a scope that I do
not think was contemplated by congress.
A policy adapted to the new conditions
growing in part out of the construction of
the Canadian Pacific railroad should be de
clared and the business placed upon a ba
sis more just to our people and to our
Sbeuld Treat AH Roads Alike.
"If we continue the policy of supervising
rates and requiring that they be equal and
reasonable upon the railroads of the United
State we caxnot in fairness at the same
time give these unusual facilities for com
petition to Canadian roads that are free
eruor says, must bi arrested, be their num
ber ten or 1(1,000.
Discredit Hogg's Sincerity.
The talk is, ho vever, that if the gov
ernor really cared to interfere he could
have done so by s curing such instructions
irom Governor Fish back, of Arkansas, as
would have prevented Smith's delivery by
the Arkansas officers to the citizens' posse,
as he was without warrant of extradition
or other process of law; or with the early
notice even preceding Smith's capture
given through the press of the fate that
awaited him, he could have massed a
force on the grotiLd and have prevented
the elaborate pre Mirations and deliberate
execution, if not B-xsured him to the hands
of the Uir.
HEAD BLOWN OFF.
Frightful Boiler Explosion
THESE DEAD AND TWELVE INJURED
One of the Number Completely Decapi
tated Sad Scenes at the Hospital Two
Men Fatally and Seven Badly Burned in
a Coal Mine KxploKlon Train Swept Off
the Track by a Snowslide, But No One
Killed Other Mishaps.
Vicksburg, Miss., Feb. 3. Another ter
rible boiler explosion the second within a
month occurred here yesterday and filled
community with hoiror. The large
boiler of the Planter's Compress company He was born near Dover in 1813.
By a cj iision between a passenger and
freight wain on the Fort Wayne road at
Loudonville, JO., three passengers were
The heirs of the late Colonel C. Clay
King, of Johnson county. Mo., think they
have a good claim on the Auditorium
hotel site at Chicago aud other Windy
City real estate valued in the aggregate at
$45,000,000. The Chicago real eatate expert
says the claim is absurd.
An effort is being made to obtain a pen
sion of $50 a month for the widow of Dr.
Kane, the Arctic explorer.
Alabama will grant a pension of $500 a
year to the widow of Jefferson Davis.
Circus men are taking steps to form a
Joseph P. Comegys, ex-chief justice of
Delaware, died at his residence in Dover.
exploded with terrific force, wrecking the
building and shaking the city like an
earthquake. Three men were instantly
killed and twelve injured.
Roll of Dead and Wounded.
The dead are: James Calder, engineer;
Joseph Finicki, pressman, head blown off;
William Clifton, fireman, skull crushed.
The injured are as follows: George Phil
lips, Burrell Franklin, Gloster Bruin,
Moses Mitchell, Henry Campbell, William
Bradley, Nathan Woods, Benjamin Brown,
William Brocken, Thomas Robinson,
James Edger and William Miller.
Piteous Scenes at the Hospital.
The noise of the explosion attracted hun
dreds of the people to the scene who went
to work rescuing the dead and wounded.
As fast as the victims were taken from the
debris they were carried to the hospital,
where they r cived prompt medical atten
tion. The tsc lies at the hospital and
morgue weie pathetic in the extreme.
Women could not ba restrained, and threw
themselves ou the bleeding bodies of their
TRAIN STRUGK SY A SNOWSLIDE.
Seven Passengers Cut, Itrulsed, and Oth
Denveu, Feb. H. The westbound Den
ver and Kio Grande train on the Durango
line was struck by a snowslide Wednesday
niyht near Toltec aud wrecked. A coach,
sleeper, and the caboose rolled down on
their sides 150 feet. The following passen
gers were slightly injured: William Hughes,
Ft. Manviile, feet injured aud cut with
glass; Mrs. C. D. Andrews, Durango, head
bruised; Miss Andrews, her daughter, feet
injured; J. K. Foley, shoulder sprained and
knee bruised; Mm J. Foley, Durango,
head bruised; porter of the sleeping car
l'ilgrim, leg cut (wide gash); GeorgeStout,
braeman, back and hip hurt. No one
was seriously injured.
TWO OF THE SCORCHED WILL DIE.
Coldest Month in Ten Tears.
Des Moines, la., Feb. a. January, 1W3,
was tne coldest m jntb in ten years in Iowa.
February opened with the coldest and
most disagreeable day of the winter. It
snowed in southeastern Iowa, the heaviest
fail being ten mc ties at Keokuk. In other
sections high 1nds drifted the snow
enough to impede railway traveL The
maximum temperature here yesterday was
14 below sera
Coal Mine fix-
Nine Men Burned iu a
Wu.KEsBAKKE, Pa , Feb. 3. An explo
sion occurred in Conyngham shaft yester
day. Nine men were severely burned and
two of them will die. The injured are:
Thomas Douliin, Edward Ward, M. Ram
sey, Samuel Fauselt. P. Mohan, Thomas
Kcen.ui, and Wiliiuiu Johnson. Two oth
ers, John Morgan and James Hopkins, are
fat. illy burned and they cannot recover. It
is said the accident was iii;e to leaving one
of the main doors o en iu a gangway road.
This caused an accumulation of gas, which
became iguiied from the uaked lamps in
the huts ot the miners.
Ex-Governor R. M. Bishop, of Ohio, is
dangerously ill at the home of his son at
Mortality statistics of New York state
for 1892 show a rate.;of 30.78 deaths per 1,000
Since the Cape diamond fields were dis
covered in 1867. 50,000,000 carats of stones,
valued at $350,000,000, have been exported.
These would load up two big coal trains.
Cleveland says that the "repeal of the
Sherman silver bill is the great necessity of
The Freeman's Journal in Ireland and
prominent Irishmen iu America are not in
sympathy with the recent proclamation of
Gannon and Sutton, of the Irish National
Land league in America, declaring that
Gladstone's home rule bill is a fraud.
The Mercer county (X. J.) grand jury
recommends the whipping post for the das
tards who whip their wives.
The Missouri legislature stands pat and
refuses to indorse Vest's vote on the anti
John Bradley, II. W. Shively and "Bill,"
otherwise unknown, all miners of Aspen,
Colo., were killed by a snow slide iu the
Eighteen coal miners were killed and fif
teen wounded by an explosion of fire-damp
iu a pit at Recklinghausen, Westphalia.
Another Kconoiulte Leader Sick.
PlTTSBUliO, Feb. 3. JohnS. Duss, senior
trustee of the Economite society, is con
fined to bis bed where he has been nearly a
week suffering from a paralytic stroke. He
lost the use of the right side of his body
and is yet but slowly recovering. He is
now able to sit up, and in speaking regard
ing the changes to be made in the society
he said all contemplated changes had been
made ana the future of the society would
lie devoted to manufacturing rather than
Not Ashamed of Their Savagery.
Pap.19, Tex., Feb. & Everything is quiet
here. All who participated in the horrible
torture of the negro Smith boldly proclaim
the part they took in the affair, and say
that they have no fear of arrest. The ashes
of the funeral pyre were rake 1 over yester
day, aud many persons carried away but
tons, bones, etc., as relics of tlie affair.
SENT HIM TO JOIN DEMPSEY.
A Pittsburg Jury finds Beatty Guilty or
PirrsBl'Ui:, Ftb. a A verdict of "guilty
as indicted" was rendered yesterday in the
j case of Itobert J. Beatty, charged with
I complicity in the poisoning at Homestead.
t jtmii nine uituubr.24 ironi me lime me
jury retired until they reported their ver-
i : . . l 1 1 " i i i
Caticht i a Prairie Fire. "' "en me vcruict was ren-
AKIMN. Colo., Feb. S.-On Tuesday a 1 ."f J;'"-
. .. , .. ., , looked very much worried, the very no-
prame tire red two. t,ve to mne miles ticeabie chiHWS in hi countenance Indicat-
nortn ol Akrn, oesiiny.ng .i large portion ing his great disapiKiintmeut.
of the range. Mr. Ili.niea.
range. -Mr. lli.nieii, a newcomer,
50 years old, was driving a team wheu the
fire overlook him. The horses lay down in
the fin" and wer fearfully burned. Had
Mr.lloldcn nuiiiined iu the wagun he might
have eMcaped uuliurt, but bis clothing was
almost burned Ironi his body and his eyes
and face are so K-idiy burned that fears are
entertained thst his tight mav ie lost.
Disregarded the lied LiliU
Lincoln, Neb., Feb. 3. A disastrous col
lision between the Burlington and Mis
souri eastlx.und flyer and a freight train
on the Kansas City and Omaha occurred
east of Fairmont Tuesday. Kiiineer Chas.
A. Green and Fireman John McCrory, of
the flyer, were severely scalded by steam.
Green diel as a result of his injuries.
engineer of the fn'ight disregarded the red
light of the semaphore.
Woman and Baby Fatally Burned.
Chicaoo, Feb. J. Mrs. Anna Burgeson
and her 22-monclis-old daughter were fa-
Keducing the Output of Tanglefoot.
Chicauo, Feb. 3. A reduction of 7,000
gallons daily in the quantity of spirits man
ufactured in the Calumet, Riverside and
Schufeldt distilleries has lieen made. This
is in addition to the reduction of 3,000
gallons made a few days ago, and brings
the total daily output to about 25,000 gal
lons. At Peoria one distillery has been
shut down and the output of the others
Puneral ot I'hoeion v Howard.
DAXVILLE, Ills., Feb. 3 The funeral of
the late Colonel "Phociou" Howard will be
held Sunday afternoon from the residence.
! It will be under ti e ausnices of ICenesnw
The ' post, G. A. K. At a meeting of the news-
There tt stay.
Karl is a bright boy with a tea-sina uncle-
tally burned by the explosion of a lamp last . fhe other morning the uncle took him by
paper men of Danville yesterday action
was taken regarding the death of the vet
evening. Mrs. Burgeson attempted to fill
a lighted lamp. The oil caught fire from
the wick as the oil was poured out and ex
ploded, throwing the burning oil over Mrs.
Burgeson and her dautihter. Mrs. Bu rue-
son died soon after.
"I guess I'll take this ear down to the
iffice with me," he said.
"You can't do it," said Karl; "it's boned
ux." Detroit Free Press.
Cremated in a Trunk Factory.
Coi.ltMBl-s, O., Feb. 3. Stahlman &
Starr's trunk factory burned yesterday.
Forewoman Barnett jumped from the third
floor and was only slightly hurt, while
Mattie Hamilton, aged 17, would not jump
and was burned to death.
Striking at the Plnkertons.
Madlsom, Wis., Feb 3. A bill was intro
duced in the house yesterday prohibiting
the employment of Pinkerton guards in
any strike or other troubles. Bills intro
duced: Making fifteen years' insanity
ground for divorce; permitting corpora
tions to issue new stock as dividends to the
value of increased cash investments; to ex
empt homestead improvements from taxa
tion until title to homestead is acquired;
to build Mcadamized roads at the expense
of the county and state half and half; to
tax express companies 3 per cent of their
gross earnings. The senate tabled a me
morial favoring the passage of the anti
option bill. Both houses adopted Blaine
Will Sue Kx-Audltor Pavey.
Spkingfield. 111., Feb. a A suit will
be filed by Attorney General Moloney in
the circuit court of this county against ex
Auditor Pavey and his bondsmen asking
for an accounting of the receipts aud ex
penditures of the insurance department
during General Pavey's official term.
The attorney general will also get out a
warrant directing the sheriff to find the
Jaek Detnpsey to Fight Again.
Portland, Ore., Feb. 8. Jack Dempeey,
ex-middle-weight champion, has decided to
enter the ring again. He has signed articles
to meet Billy Keogh, recently of Nevada,
late this mouth. Keogh agrees to stop
Dempsey in four rouuds. The fight will
come off before the Pastime Athletic club.
Winner takes 66 per cent of the gate re
ceipts, the remaining 83 going to the loser.
New Orleans and Keturn.
From Feb 6 to 12 'h? C. R. I. & P
will reli ticket tn Mew Orleans at r&teof
f 25 5 for rout d trio. Gord to return
up to March 7. F. II . Plcmmbr,
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Want to make any realestat loans
Wai t to sell or irsde for anything
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AND ROOMER AT
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South Rock Island
VI at Mrs. Staart Harper's, Aiken
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ITT ANT D AGENTS TO ELI. OUR CHOICE
If and hardy Nursery Stock. We have many
special varietlFS, both in (raits s-a ornamen' als,
to offer, which are contr died only by ns. We
i ..tnH . a 1 w QTilt. na at nna
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teima. and aeenre cboce ot territory. Hay
tt rote era, Nanerrmea,iuxiiesierl n. I.
Driffill & Glenn
Keeps the finest line of
IN THE CITY.
DRIFFILL & GLEIM
Under Harper Hous
314 BRADY STREET,
The Fat.l and Winter Goods are now in. DAVENPOBT
KemeruDer we are showing the largeBt and tcoet variri
assortment of Domestic and Imported goods in tli? tr
eaties. Suits made to your measure from $20 to $10; Tros
ers made to your meafcuie $5 to $12.
You wish a piece cf Diamond Je'At liv,
You wish a Watch,
You wish a Clock,
You wish a Fine Pin,
You wish a pair of Ear Kings,
Ycu wish something in Solid Silver,
You wish a pair of Opera Glasses,
You wish a pair of Geld Spectacles,
You wish asythii g in cur line
You can surely find it at
Cor. Third and Brady Sts., Davenport, Ion
Never before heard of prices,
At G. O. HUCKSTAEDT'S,
1809 and 1811 Second Avenue.
- HALF PRICE
' 14 W. Second Street. DAYEMP0R1.10WA