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UK AJKiUS, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 181K5.
Highest of all in Leavening Pow er. Latest U. S. Gov't Report
BAISIXG THE WIND
Ways and Means Has a Hard
Task on Hand.
DEFICIENCY IN REVENUE TO EE MET
(tome Sirtiil;it ion hh to How the Cotmiiit
trv V. ill M,; t If 3J-i h Furor Thx
, lug nnr ;.ml tin- Dull I'rfifMiHril by
A li Ii r I Wil-ou l Krpurtnl to
ll.iv! SuiU llivtz t Iiuliimu ?lak-
-sniM;T;, Srpt . i-'-Y -This wink will
we t lir lL'-imii;i i.f tin- work of puttint;
into slmpr the t.n!T lull to be reported by
the t'imiiiitltt on w:iys mid means, lr
some time, naturally, progress will appar
ently be slow. The report of the hearings
which hi 1.1 tiie attention of the committee
until Weilne.-.l.-iy of last week have not yet
all been prinre.l, an 1 the committee is still
receivuitj written arguments fr-.nu htsoiis
wIk) l.uleil to secure an enijaemt'iit to ap
pear ;u person. The committee is cou-frontt-.l
with a serious financial situation.
It is ailm.tteil that in some way at least
ti, n.'J :0 of additional annua! revenue
must be provided to meet the ordinary cur
rent X) eases of the K"vfriiiiietit and un
less t lie sinking fund law is suspeuded or
repeal, d the deficit will amount to over
Vt ill Ituild on the Chicago Platform.
How this is to be done is the question
which the corn'iiitti-e must show by its
.works. One of the leading members of
the commirtee was asked if the pleas be
fore the committee of manufacturers and
producers for the reduction of the present
duty upon certain specified articles would
influence its net ion in the preparation of
the b:.i. "They will not," was the an
swer, "1 believe the bill will embrace a
general scheme of reduced duties, the
changes to be made with no reference to
the persons or iu:erests affected." and
Chairman Wilson has been quoted as sav
ing, in luirin .t;y with the above expres
Biou: "1 lie tariff bill w hicli the ways and
means committee will report wiil fulfil!
in every res; cct the declarations of the na
tional I);-miKralic platlorm on the sub
More Tax on smiles aiilumlie.
The memtxr referred to was further
asked if the committee would adopt the
untwi st iou i;f Daviil A. Wells to increase
the .iiterual revenue taxes. "We must
have more money from some source," he
atiswertd, "and I do not know of any bet
ter way to ra:se it than by that scheme."
The s'K'iiker represents a d. strict in
which the internal revenue laws are :en
erally supposed to lie recmled oppres
eive and unjust, and the question wa.- put:
"Will your people approve your support
of such a chance?"
"IU'Iieve tiiey will." wis the lespntise.
'I'euple always upprove a public o'licer
or lecislator who boldly does what he !
licves to be r:uht."
lroo- m Inty onHugnr.
A prominent if ember of the house, not
on the ways and mean committee, but
whose position :ves his expressions much
weight, discus-inn tiie probable action of
the committee said: "Why shouldn't a
mud. duty !e laid on suij.ir? It would
provide fifteen or twenty millions of addi
tional revenue without seriously affectim?
the treat body of consumers, aud would
enable the sui;ar planters of Louisiana, for
whom 1 have much sympathy, to continue
in business. Two or t lire? items of that
kind :p. the bill would i; far toward solv
ing the (p-stion of covering the deficiency
in revenues. 1 have no authority to speak
for any one in that matter, but I believe
this will be done."
Not Heady lf-efore December.
representative Wilson declined to set a
date for tiie iutioductiou of the bill, but
intimn'e 1 t hat in his opinion it would not
be ready by Nov. 1. A mouth later is be
lieved to be near the time when it may be
expec ed. An impression prevails that the
1st of January, 1:3, will be agreed upon
by the eomtuitf.ee as the date for putting
the law into effect.
aud no ap-
ERET2 RAISES A QUESTION.
But the House Shows a Uetuurkable Lack
WasIUMJToX, Sept. 'Si The house was
amused by a question of privilege raised
by llretz, Democrat, of Indiana. It
was in reward to the fourth assistant post
master general declining to change post
masters in a little villuge in his district.
Some time ano he had had occasion to
recommend the change. He had filed
charges apiiust the incumbent, anil had
filed letters in support of those charges.
That recommendation and those letters
seemed to have become lost in the mar
velous rules and modification of regula
tions of the post office department. UretJ!
then scr.t to the clerk's desk nt.d had read
one of die letter on which he based his
charges. It was from the postmaster and
addressed to the chairman of the Repub
lican central committee of the county.
It whs couched in broken German-English.
In It he said that hereafter he would
vote the straight Republican ticket, lie
was sorry that he had not done so the last
time. This sentence was reuuived by the
Republicans with laugnter and applause.
Continuing, ilretz said that time and
again he had applied to the fourth assist
ant postmaster general to make the
change, but hi request was refused.
Laughter. On the iUiti of this month he
bad received a letter from the postmaster
which he had filed, on which he had based
supplemental charges with the fourth as
sistant postmaster general. He asked to
have the letter read.
Burrows remarked that the story was a
very interesting one, but he could hardly
ee bow it presented a question cf priv
ilege. "Oh," suggested Cannon in mock seri
ousness; "it may be a case of impeach
Bretz thought that the reading of the
letter would show what bis Question of
pfivuege was. like tne other u was writ
ten in broken Kugl sli and in reading it
Clerk I lough In ling gave it full justice. It
was a letter from iue postmaster to Bret,
appealing to him that lie might retuiu the
office. The post mister c'eclared that he
was a Democrat, at d went on to say: "I
will make you a pit sent of J15 if you will
let me keep the olJi -e. 1 si.ust make you
It present of tins ;-ii'i.. 1 hope you will
keep this li tter as s.tictly private between
me and you." Laughter. J
On this letter. 1 i'.ietz. he iiad filed a
charge of bribery. lie had personally
called the attention of the four! u assistant
postmaster general io the fact and had
asked for a change, i'e hail, been refused.
Ijiutiter.J The i :;ly excise tii.it had
been ie." hi'U for I he refusal was that Le
had received i great t number of changes
in his district than any other member of
congress iu the United States. Laughter.
He did not see v. hy he should be held up
in s?orn because he had done that.
Laughter He aai!ed himself of this
opportunity to vindicate himself. The
responsibility of retaining in oilier such
men did not rest on his shoulders, but on
the shoulders of the fourth assistaut post
He then offered a resolution for the ap
pointment of a co:m littee of three mem
bers to investigate t le reason why Robert
A. Maxwell, fourth assistant postmaster
general, had cot made the change re
quested. The spealer said that this was
not a privileged resolution. Then Bretz
asked unanimous co lseut for its considera
tion, but t this Traeey, Democrat, of New
York, objected and the incident ended.
SOME RAILWA LEGISLATION.
A Kill Intended to Improve the Interstate
Washington. Sept. ij. Representative
Fatterson, of Tennessee, has introduced in
the house a bill to amend the interstate
commerce law. The first section of the
bill is intended to ob-'iate the construction
which the courts have placed on the words
'"the same line" as they appear in the
present law Tr.e ci urts have held that
where several rai'roa Is connect, constitut
ing one line for the tiansactiou of business,
any less number forming in part the same
line may charge w thout violating the
law a greater rate tlian is charged over
the entire liu'e. This ruling the commit
tee believed would be practically nuga
tory of the law.
Iu section J t lie bill omits the word
"pool" because of its indefinite meanii:.:,
and substitutes for it the words 'any con
tract, agreement or '.rraiigeuiei)l" which
are considered mor comprehensive ami
definite. It further provides that railway
companies may male "contracts, agree
ments or arrangements" for npport ionins
ar-iong themselves -.heir tnil'.ic or their
gross or net eaniiu.gs on the conditions
presented, and it is expressly provided
that the same shall tema;n lawful only so
long as the approval of the commission
shall continue. When the
withdraws its npprc val the
express terms, cea-sts o exist.
peal is valid.
The opponents of this measure say that
not only does it mak 3 pooling legal but
legalizes railway wrecking aud stock
speculation by authon.ina not only agree
ments for the division and the apportion
ment of net and gross earnings among the
carriers themselves, but that the carriers
may also divide at.d apportion these
"among others" not carriers. Under t hese
provisions stockholders will be as much at
the mercy of railroad l.auagers as will the
public. The Standarc. Oil company, the
"dressed beef con bine" and other
monopolies can obtain rebates by contract
enforceable in the c urts instead of by
stealth and con ealnieut. as heretofore.
Doings iu Congress Summarized.
Washington, Sept. 2.1. Stewart intro
duced in the senate a resolution declaring
the independence of the co-ordinate de
partments of the government, aud an
nounced that he would speak on it today.
The resolution is aimed at the alleged
pressure of theexecuti ve on the legislative
department. Turpie ( pposed the cloture
resolution. He opposed obstruction also,
and said a middle ground could be fount!.
Dubois and Call also opposed it and it was
referred to the rules ct mmittee on Piatt's
motion. Then aj executive session was
held an the senate adjeurned.
I'.retz of Indiana iu fie house wanted an
inquiry into why the fourth assistaut
postmaster general faded to "bounce" the
Republican postmaster at a village iu
Bretz's distric. which "bounce" had been
repeatedly requested by Href., but Tracy
of New York objectec. to consideration.
The bill to remit the penalties for delay in
the construction of the Vesuvius und the
printing bill were deba ed without action.
Hi-y Kecommrntled an 41en.
W.s!i;ni;ton. Sept. "1. The appoint
menit of James .1. Ya i Alen, of Rhode
Island, for ambassador to Italy, was
recommended by ex-tioveriior Henry, the
member of the Democr it ic national com
mittee for Rhode Island; the two Demo
cratic congressmen from That stare. Lap
ham and Page; the delegates from that
state to the last Democ-atic natioual con
vention; the Rhode Island Democratic
state committee; Hon David S. Baker,
Jr., the Democratic candidate for gover
nor in IS1.!-, and the other candidates of
that party in the last state election; and
also by United States Senator Aldrich and
other citizens of Rhode Island.
Selected a Logan Rat tie Design.
Washington, Sept. 2.1. The Logans
statue commission has decided definitely
on the model of the statue as designed and
submitted by Mr. Franklin Simmons, the
sculptor. The statue is to be placed iu
the Iowa Circle, and jut ging by the de
sign will be the har.dtomest equestrian
statue in the city.
Gorernmet Money for Ind inn Schools.
Washington, Sept. VS. In the report
of the Indian commissioner the statement
of funds for sectarian schools for Indians
is as follows: Roman Catholic, $36.1.145;
Presbyterian .Jl.900; Lutheran tl5.150:
Congregational S.K0: Friends $10 020
Unitarian f.1,400; Episiopal $7,020; Men
rOXSPIBED TO KILL
So Well That Five Corpses Are
Awful the Result.
DEVILISH DEED AT SAN FEAXCISC0,
The C mm e Laid at the loor of I'ulon
Sailors and Three of Them Arrested
Attempt to ltlow I'p a Non I'nion Board
ing House with Dynamite Wife Mur
derer Slain While Ked-fflamled Other
San Francisco, Sept. 23. A terrible ex
plosion, supposed to have been that of a
dynamite bo:ub, occurred at the non
union sailors' boarding house and saloon
of Mr. and Mrs. John Curtin, located on
Main street between Folsom and Harri
son. The sidewalk in front of Curtin's
boarding house, where the explosion oc
curred, was torn to pieces and the build
ings on either f ide of Curtin's house were
badly shattered. Six men who were
standing near the spot where the explo
sion occurred were buried in the debri,
two being killed, three mortally wounded
and one s -riously injured, i he scene after
the explosion was appalling in the ex
treme. One n an had his face blown off,
another his legs, and all of them were
completely stripped of their clothing and
covered with blood, smoke and cinders.
Names of the Deviltry Vietims.
Kven ihe firemen in the engine house
next door were daunted at the sight aud
wa'ted for the patrol wagon, wh.le the
wounded men with shattered limbs and
torn face- screamed and writhed in their
agony on the bloody ground. George
Holmes, a stevedore, aud Brick McGinnis,
a non-union sailor, were instantly killed
and their bodies were removed to the
morgue. William T. M. Kenzie was badly
burned all over the body. Kdwanl Mur
phy and Charles IScrnard were terribly
lacerated from l.e d to foot. All three
were fatally injured. John Curtin, Jr.,
son of the proprietor of the Ixiording
house, was badly burned and bruised. All
were hastily removed to the receiving
hospital. None of them, except young
Curtin, regained consciousness after their
arrival there. Young Curtin stated to a
United l'ress reporter that he believed the
explosion to be the outcome of trouble be
tween his father and union sailors.
Testimony of John Curtiuaud liis Mother.
"They threw the bomb," said Curtin, "I
s iw it near the door. There was a valise
and something wrapped in a blanket. I
saw the tlash and " At this point iu
the conversation the young man lost con
sciousness. When he came to he con
tinued: 'I was standing outside, but didn't
see who left the valise and blanket there.
My father knows. I do not know what
happened after that blinding flash." Mrs.
Curtin, in an interview, said: "These men
who did this came here last Thursday
night after some men. I wouldn't tell
them where they were. They came again
and finally 1 had one of the same men ar
rested who has just been arrested."
Three of the Wounded Dead.
Shortly after the bodies had been re
moved from the scene of the explosion
three tiniou sailor, John Tyrrell, James
Woods !nl T retiee Tracy, were arrested
on suspicion of having caused the explo
sion and were hurried off to jail. Tyrrell
was identified by Mis. Curtin as the man
who said to her a few di!s before: "Your
days are numbered; we'll fix you," or
words to that etTect. McKenzie, Murphy
and liernard havedied at the rect iving hos
pital and John Curtin, Jr., is in a critical
c mditiou and sutTerimi terrible agony.
RETRIBUTION WAS AT HAND.
A Dastard Wife Murderer Killed Almost
in the Ai t.
I'ETosKET, Mich., Sept. 21. Abe Wil
sey, of Kegomie, was married seven years
ago, but never lived happily with his
wife. They kept a bearding house, but
three weeks ago separated. Wilsey leav
ing his wife to run the house. Here
turned, however, and called his wife into
a room and tried to persuade her to live
with him again. She refused positively,
and Wilsey drew a revolver. A- she fled
shrieking from the room he fired four
shots, all taking etTect. One grazed the
head, one entered the arm at the elbow,
a third took effect in the side and the last
passed through the right leg.
Henry Sik. a boarder, rushed into the
room aud claims that Wilsey pointed his
revolver at him. Wilsey had previously
threatened Sik's life. Sik dodged behind
the door and reaching his arm around,
fired four shots. When help arrived Wil
sey lay on his face in a pool of blood. One
bull had gone clean through his body and
another bad struck him squarely iu the
forehead. The woman said Wilsey had
shot himself, but Sik frankly admitted
that he fired the fatal shots, lie has not
yet been arrested. The woman cannot
BOMB THROWING IN SPAIN.
known manner the supposed miscreants
escaped and where tiny a ve nov is not
known. It is said a man by the name of
Lou Williams had carried food to them,
but on close inquiry nothing could be
found that would implicate Lim. The
search was kept up all day, but nothing
was developed. The excitement in this
city is intense. Crowds can be seen on the
streets day and night discussing the mil
der. Little Ethel Wratten, the 12-year-old
daughter wnom the robbers failed to kill,
is dead aud was buried by the side of the
other members of the family.
ROBBERS GET VERY SHORT THRIFT.
One Killed and the Other Mortally
Wounded by Students.
Yalpakaiso, Ind., Sept. 2.1. Two robbers
were caught in the act of cracking the safe
at the normal school. When discovered
they dropped their work and ran and were
pursued into the open country by the mar
shal and a posse of students. They were
overtaken ami shot, one, Frank Hobinson,
falling dead in his tracks and the other,
Ciaire .Moody. 1-emg badly wounded. The
latler is too badly wounded to talk much,
but says I N partner is from Yersailles,
In 1.. w hile I.e. himse lf is from Kalamazoo,
Mx Men Aasaiilt a Young tiirl.
St i:avi.n. Pa., Sept. W. Nellie Haml
aieil, agid lo years, was assaulted by six
men while returning from a picnic and
dragged into a shoemaker's shop w here
she was outraged and injured so seriously
that her cotmitioii is critical. S nie one
saw the assault ami the criminals were
caught in the act. They are: Joim O'Neill,
Joe Lew is, James Sullivan, I'atrii k Herty,
Hiram layers ami Frank S. rvino. They
were committed to jail and bail was re
fused for them.
An Anarchist at Barcelona Tries to Kill
Bahceloxa, Sept. ii. While a review of
troops was taking place here aud Captain
General Martit-cs Campos was with his
staff in their places watching the troops go
past, a large crowd being present, a bomb
was thrown from the crowd. It struck
near General Campos, exploded, but hurt
no one. A few seconds later another bomb
was thrown and exploded almost under
General Campos' horse.
It shattered the legs of the horse,
wounded the general in the thigh and also
wounded General Castellvi, chief of staff,
but neither seriously. A soldier of the
civic guard, how ever, was killed and five
Dthers were probably fatally hurt. Gen
eral Campos had his wounds dressed and
with his staff completed the leview. The
bomb-thrower was arrested.
WRATTEN MURDERERS ESCAPE.
They Are Found in a Thicket, but Get
Away Ethel Wratten Dead.
Washington, Ind., Sept. 25. There was
intense excitement here when news was re
ceived that the miscreants who murdered
the Wratten family were surrounded in a
thicket ten miles east of the scene of the
murder. They were located by a neighbor
who saw a man taking food into the
thicket and in a very little time hundreds
were on their way to the place. Had they
been captured a lynchiug would prob
ably have occurred, although the gov
ernor was telegraphed for help to avert
such a disgrace, it being the intention to
burn the murderers at the stake. -
Bat all who went on the hunt have re
turned to the city without their prisoners.
Nor did they dispose of them, because
thev SSSosed of themselves. In some an-
ManUed Itobbers at liica;o.
Clin Acii), Sept. J.Y At tiie corner of
Taj lor and Sherman st reels "his city is a
saloon kept by John Creuo-r. Two masked
men entered it, held up tne barkeeper and
another man and tm-u to bed tne saloon
of ail the money in sight, including that
belong ng lottiose pres. lit, and escaped.
They m.t about .71 uicHnlmg two
Dunk in Mtuiieso a UobiM-cl.
Cai;i.1on, Minn., Sept. Lo A bold rob
bery was committed by two men who en
tered t he rlton county bank and held
up the assistant cashier, w ho w.s alone.
The men were dressed as woodsmen. One
covered the cashier w it h a gun and the
otiier secured about 7o iu silver but over
looked a large roll ot bills.
that Third Train KoMmt t'uiiht.
St. Lolls, Sept. ii. A dispatch from
Caseyville, Ills., announces the capture of
Train Kobber Jo iepii Hardin at that place
after a desperate resistance. He was
wounded in the robbery and came to this
city, had his wounds dressed and then dis
appeared until hisoiprure as above stated.
Those Lake Pirates still at Liberty.
Sr. LiNAi E, Mich., Sept. ".". The steam
er North Star has returned to this port
after a five days' ci u se in pursuit of the
post office robber-. Th.- robbers were not
found, though their yacht was, aban
doned. The lau 1 hunt tor the robbers is
zst ill in progress.
HE undersigned firm has just opened a
Retail Department on their spacious Third
Floor where" they carry a large and com
plete stock of Blankets and Comforters
Anybody intending to purchase anything in
the above mentioned line will do well in
calling on us.
Klug, Hasler, Schwentser.
DRY GOODS COMPANY,
217, 217J W. Second St., DAVENPORT, iowj
JAHNS & BERTLESEN
15 1 g lour MeiT Flold s Meeting.
Mattoon, 111., Sept. 25. The six con
federated orders of the Big Four railroad
held a secret meeting here. The call
stated that important business would be
transacted. It is generally understood
that the meeting, which was largely at
tended by prominent brotherhood men,
was for the purpose of deciding the fate of
the Iii Four system, and it is rumored
that a strike was decided upou. It is im
possible to learn the result ot the vote that
was taken last. week.
Some Hank Statistics.
Washington, Sept. 25. Statistics com
piled from official data show that from
January to September this year .100 state
and private banks in the United States
failed and that 72 have resumed business.
In the same time 155 national banks failed,
70 of which have resumed.
Milwaukee Koad Will Not Keduce Wages.
Milwaukee, Sept. 25. It is learned from
good authority that the question of s re
duction iu salaries of operatives iu the em
ploy of the Chicago, Milwaukee and St.
Paul railroad has beeu definitely decided
iu the negative. Didn't care to precipitate
An Ashland Bank Iteopeni.
Ashland, Wis., Sept. 21. The First Na
tional bank of Ashland, - which suspended
July 31, opened its doors aud resumed
business this morn ids;.
Af;8 Da ma Mofiltt
In Danger of Consumption
"I was sick and discouraged when I railed
en the village doctor. He intimated I had con
sumption and would not live long. I decided to
take Hood's Barsapartlla and I am now well sod
hearty." SIiss Dajia Moffitt, Box 73, Ash
more, IU. Ba sure to get Hood's.
Hood's Pills act easily, yet promptly tad
tlectively, on the liyer and bowels. 25c.
Black Hawk -
Vnder the maiagement of
C'HAS. T. KISDT.
Attractions every evening and Sunday after
noon. Band Concerts. Wednesdays, Friday and Sno
dayg. Elegant meal at ail hoars at 35c, 50c and c
Order by Telephone No. 1320.
y -nr - n-
Peoria Cook and Ranges,
Tinware And Housk Furnishing Goods.
1612 SECOND AVENUE.
ROCK ISLAND. ILL
Always Keep Step with the Times.
We have taken advantage of the war now raging
amoDg the Etching Publishers, and will sell
Fifty Remarque Proof Etchings
At 25c Each, on Saturday, Sept. 2.
THIS IS FOR OXE DAY ONLY. We also havr
Borne new and tasty mculdiugs suitable for framing
them at a very low price. Do not fail to keep step with
your neighbors, and come and secure one of tLesr
pictures on Sa nrday.
Geo. H. Kingsbury
FAIR AND ART SI ORE.
GREAT ADVANCE SALE
Fall and Winter Cloaks
Note the following prices.
Jackets, regular price $30 00.
" 7 00
Sale price $21 Ou
" ' 5 95
No such opportunity has ever been presented to
shopping public as this Great Advance Sale of Fall
114 West Second Strfet. DAVENP6RT, IUWA
We have everything that is new and nohbv in the
line of MILLINERY.