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VOL XUL CO. 42. BOCK ISLAHD. TUESDAY. DECEBBEE5. 1893. 10 G Don't Forget Tnis is for You. After the Late Struggle Mem bers Return Looking Fresh. Do you want to save 20 cents on every Dol lar s worth of Suits and Overcoats? We nve you a discount of 20 per cent, on a suit or over coat, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. 1-5 Off. 1-5 Off. 1-5 Off. This is about 40 per cent less than any Clothier will sell 'em. Think of it, 20 per cent discount in December, the largest and best stock to select from. SAX&RJCE, fiOCKlSLMDjIU ft I i! ! Opening of "Kriss Kringle's Grotto" This Week. Christmas is Close at Hand. IN COXGRESS. COSES GAtORE IN THE SENATE. A das trine Friend, of Senators Testify Their Eoteena be Coverlnc 1 heir Df.k With Fragrant Flower. The I'resident Message "Received anil Read Many Spectators Present la the House la Wit neM the Scenes and Opening Incident. Wasiiisctox. Dec. 5. Tbe first senate session of the pifty-third congress con vened at high noon pursuant to the consti tutional provisions. "The inaudible and noiseless foot of time" had apparently tripped sightly through tbe lives cf sen ators during the brief vacation period nud brighter facts greeted one another than when thirty odd days ago, tired and show ing signs of a parliamentary strupgle un- rquallcd in the history of the government. the representatives ot the state left the national capital. All traces cf that mem orable battle seemed effaced and the greet- in;: amongst senators bore the evidence pf warm fraternal friendship and personal regard. ' Chances Made In tlie Chamber. The chamber presented a handsome ap pearance arrare I in its winter apparel. A Brussels carpet, pleasing to the eye and soft to the touch, had supplanted the light waite curt llurrows. urltton, the sncce or of the late Mr. Chipmanof D. troit was sworn in, and following this various it portn ot bureau officers were taken from the speaker's table aud formally laid bj fore ths house. At 1.33 the coiuiiiittec ap- tvtintml itv t.lu ltrtiitu. wh.Ml (inwn th isle and faced Wilson, the chairniau, ami announced that they bad discharged their duty, and that the president had said that he would immediately communicate a message in writing. At IdB n. m. Mr. Pruden, tliB White House executive clerk, appeared with tbo president's message and Speaker Crisp im mediately laid it before the house. Cleric Kerr read it in a clear voice. The galleries remained silent aud the members, lcauing forward in their chairs, listened attentive ly to Mr. Cleveland's views as they fell from the lips of the clerk of the house. TO SUCCOR VESSELS IN DISTRESS. Schema Frnpotsd by the LlfchthouM Board In IU Report. WASHINGTON, Dec. 6. The lighthouse board iu its annual report just made pub lie gives interesting information respect hii; telephonic communication between ligbt he use ships aud the shore. The ob ject is to more effectually bticcor vessels ia distress. It is proposed ns an experi ment to first connect Mnnomoy Point L'ghthouse.Mass., with Pollock Hip light! sh.p, which are some four miles apart. Having done this the board proposes a cable between Sandy Hook light ship and the Hook Deacon ou Mainly Hook, whirls aae eight miles npart. And this i-ouid bj followed inter by lading a cable fiont aii kr.ty Head lighthouse, Nantucket island, to .autuckct New South hhoais light- straight out TO HELP DEPEND. New Counsel Will Appear in the Coughlin Trial. A. S. TRl'DS TO MANAGE IT. torwrels we have lw planning anil arrang ing for this festive occasion. No time or money lias t-n saved, but the arrangements Lave lieen tiia.Je ilb a lavish hand in order to make this lining one of tho most attractive and enjoyable i easions of the year. In mnkingvour arrange ment the children in particular have been given special attention, and wo hereby extend a most In-art r invitation to our little friends to eonic illi "their mother ami visit -Kri Kringle's (irotto." Decorations. Th.. entire store ba In-en elaborately decorated f .r this occasion, and now present a bower of In-autv, fresh from the artist's hands. I Our Greeting is-Christmas Bargains. 3 Th.vnre many they are desirable ther are r.liabfe. There is a time to buy it now. J lie re is a place to buy it' at tho Boston Store. Lycti a very little money will do wonder in purchasing present for your friends. Come to Our Opening. Von will be plotMaotly surprised; surprised at the splendid assortment; snrprised at the superior itialilics; surprised at the low prices. We have new novelties in nice, but inexpensive goode. We have nicer and more expensive goods. ranirin-r in priee us high as vou eare to go t'Oli LITTLK AXDIii(..01,l) AND YOL'MJ, PKKSEXTS KOU KVKKYliODY. No one is so old, no one is so young, but what lilting and pleasing gifts may be found in abun dance. The virtue in values: the beauty in well chosen goods; the owcr in low prices make of store the best place todo J'our Christmas shipping. Books, Books, Books! Hook by all the popular authors. Work by Puluer, Lew Wallace, Dickens. Neott, Shake speare, Hawthorne, Longfellow. E. P. Roe, Drutn tuond. Holmes. Lyall, Cooper, Mark Twain, Pres. eott, Rosa M. Cary and Many others. Books of novels, historical, children's story Imoks, Christ ina cards, and lilULKS OK ALL KINDS. into the Atlantic ocean This light ship is the n-.o-t distant from oar coast front any in the services and is on the track of all the coasting vessels go ing outside of Nantucket and vessels iug to and from Ku rope, it is an exceed ingly important post and telephonic torn iLUnicatiuu with the shore would be of immense value to commerce. One hu:i dred and flity tLousand dollars will be asked to start the svstem. china mattiua whicii covehe floorjLg lUlr,T lujle9 on'tu and uunng (lie rrceui cxiraorarxiary session. J UigU.y pol:sned desks anu:t:airs awaitcU senatorial use, while til ' happy ownei-s of sixteen smiling little-faces sit on the steps of each side of t he Tics president's ris tram eager to carry out tho wishes of i li : senator. Ob some of the desks were floral designs, and flowers whose fragrance sweetened the atmosphere and lent au ad ditional charm to tne scene. l: mniihc red n ith fragrant Flowers. On the desk of the vice president reposed a basket of roses while a handsome floral horse shoe awaited S&nator Voohees, the gift, of admiring Iudiaua friends, who also remembered his colleague, senator 'i'ur- pie. liunchtsof roses ly ou the desk of ivu.'itor Uj'.pU and the duug'ity champiou cf the white uietitl. Sei ator Sienart, was the recipient ef a bisket of Mareclial Ned roses. seuators Harris, Berry, Proctor, llniisbrough aud others were fuvcrvd wiih !l weis. lu thf galaries a large crowd had gathered to witness the opening of the session aud the bright colors in the Lid us' town aud bonnets were the more conspicuous because of the somber housed Lackjrojnd. As the massive clock over the main eutrauce announced the biur of 12 o'clock, the bliud chapla-n was led up to the vice ptesidenl's disk nud after an eloquent prayer,while all senators preseut iu i lie chamber remained standing. Vice l'rwideut Stevenson called the senate to order. Business Opens. At the sojgesi iou cf Sherman the roll of the senate was tailed and fifty-six sen ators responded., 'the usual resolutions notifying the house of representatives of the meeting of the senate and the resolu tion for a committee of two senators to join a sfnTuur committee of the house to wait upon the president cf the United States and inform him that congress had assembled and was ready to receive any communication be may desire to make, were offered and agreed to. The chair man appointed McPuersuu and blieruiau as the committee ou the part of the sen ate. After a resolution had been adopted that the hour of dully meeting of the sen ate shall be 1- o'clock m.. oa vhe motion of Harris, a reces- at 12:10 was taken for one hour to enable the committee to wait ou the president. Heard tlie Message Head. At the expiration of the recess at 1:10 p. m. the senile resumed us session antlii message from the house of representatives informed the senate that a quorum of the house was prseat aud of ti;e appointment of a committee to join a similar commit tee of t.i.e senate previously appoiuted to wait upou the president. Then another recess ot twenty mioutes was taken upou the motion of llatris. Promptly at 10 senate resumed i'.s session, nud McPher son of the coiuniiilec to wait upou the president, appeared ut t he bar cf the sen1 ate aud announced that the presi dent would immediately conimuni cate with the liouse m writing. Secretary Pruden at once stepped forward aud delivered the message, and it was laid before the Semite by the vice president, who directed its reading. Toys, Toys, Toys! Iron, wood, tin and rubber toy of cverv de scription: Dolls, game, banks, steam engines, drnins, horn, blocks, trunks,- wagons, sleds, skates and hundred of other, for which space fail us to mention. Art novelties, basket, metal goods, china, p!ush jmmmIs! music, silverware, jewelry, linen sets, ta Lle covers, tc, etc. - - HARNED, PURSEL & VON MAUR, DAVENPORT, I A. Leaders and Promoters of Low Prices. MEETING OF THE HOUSE. The Galleries Crowded to Overflowing with Spectators. The encirciins galirries of the house, except those reserved for the president aud diplomatic corps, which looked i I g.ooiuy aim Taenia, neio ui.eu iu uver '4 llowiui: wit a eaiter aud expectant persons j when Sieaker Crisp, digoilled and stat rj lr. ascended the rostrum at high noon anu riiiiru ..in i,uun eviuh w iuc r'ilty-lirst congress to order. Fully three hundred members were iu .taeir seats. Conspicuous uikiu the floor were the two vacant chairs of Representative O'Neill of Pennsylvania, the father of the house, aud hi colleague, Lilly, the representative nt large from the Keystoue state. Their desks were draped iu iihick aud covered with floral tributes. Among tlie distinguished visitors ou the floor when the house convened was ex Postmustcr General Don M. Dickiusou, of MichiKan."" Kev. Bajtbrrta bis invocation, reft r.td feelingly totoe drath of "Father" O'Neill aud Mr. Lilly. According to the rule at. the, upeninr of the session the speaker then directed the clerk to call the roll in order to' officially ascertain the i presence of a quorum. i he roll call ' sliowe I '.'10 members present. j Urcsvruor, of tluio, then escorted IL S. I uuuuy, oi vuio, eiecieu w sueeeeu mic mie lienresenianvB cuocus, iu uin uh oi llbe louse and the speaker with np i lifted bund auutiuiatered the oath of oflive t-1 ; to him. The formal resoiexious necessary 4 to set the wheels of the legislative machine W : in order were adopted, tbe first by isayers, H notify ing the senate that quorum was P ; present in the bouse and tbu it was ready R ; to proceed to busiue&s, and tbe secoud bj H I Wilson for the appointment of a comaiit U tee of three to joia ak committee of the H ' senate aud inform ts- rrsp ident that con- ax i i . ....i- ', ircve swiwtv Mnmuj wiiiiimiir ! extUin Le had to uiuke. - I The ckr aHNMte4 Wilsfim, Oothr What is a "Line" of Cailr.i? WasiuxgToS, Dec 5. The most import ant1 subject discussed in the report of the interstate commerce commission is that referring to ino quest iou: "What is a line" of railway? The courts have de cided that a "line" is one railway, while the commissioner has decided uuiformily that a line" is the whole route over rhich goods are billed from poiut oi shipment to ullimute destination. The commissioner asks congress to decide this point ana mak.es a number ul other re com luendnlions. SNOWSLIDES TAKE SIX LIVES. One Whole I'amily of Five Tenons Killed or Fatally Hnru BlTTE. Mont., Dec. 5. Hecla, Mon, a email mining camp fifty miles southwest of this city, was the scene of two suow slide wilhiu the last two days, w hich re- suited iu the instant death cf six persoue, two others being fatally hart. ud manv more or less fatally hurt. The first slide that came down tbe mountain side de molished two cabins, killing William Sparks and Robert Kask, miners, and Chinese cook. . .. jext nigut another immense suae a short distance from tho first avalanche fell, burying nml crushing three houses. One ot these was occupied bv Nicholas Uergman, his wife and three children, all of whom were asleep at the time. Uerg Uiaii and two children, aged 12 and 10, were killed. Mrs. l'ergnmn and her babe were rescued alive, bat cannot live. Flisailfisal Due to Mrs. Lease. Olathe, Kas., Dec. 5. Warfare that has been goiugou among the bead officers of thedeaf and dumb institution oi this city for two months, has r suited in tbe dis charge by the board cf charities cf Stew ard T. L. Dixon and his wife, tbe matron. Judge. Dixon denounces Mi's. Lease iu connection with his dismiss d and in au Intel view said he would soon "'exrose her doings." "When I get through exposing her," he vehemently declared, "uo political party will claim her." Dixon is high ia tLe councils of the Populist party. Kansas leotlc Are la. Waut. TcTECA, Kas., Dec. 5. As a lesult of the recent cold weather and storms people living oa the piairies iu Wichita, Ia!:e ami Ureeley counties ure apealiug lor aid with which to buy fuel. At many of the railroad stations there was little coal for sale aud this has been bought, by mer chants and people in the towns, while many families liviug on the bleak plains will freeze unless help is secured at once. If the snow storm continues railroad trallic will be blocked ntid ia that event treat suffering will follow. French Ministry Dec'arcs Its Fnliry. l'AKiS, Dec. 5. The declaration of the policy cf the uew ministry was read iu the chamber of deputies and iu the sen ate. The declaration says that France, never more strongly demanded the main tenance of order and the defense of princi ples which the trench revolution gave as the basis of modem society; namely, in dividual liberty and the rights of prop erty. 1 he declaration of policy says the government will oppose socialist doc trines. Train liobltera Failed. PEDFlEtD, b. D , Dec. 5 An attempt was made Suturday night to hold up the westbound train ou the Chicago aud Northwestern totd at a small station thirty miles east of the Missouri. In the struggle between the train orew and rob bers two robliers were knocked senseless with lanterns by the crew aud one of them pushed from the platform of the moving tram. 1 he robbers are thought to be local residents. No arrest have been made yet. The rrnmtnent Chicago Criminal Lawyer Will V Ills Legal Knowledge in Itehalf cf the rrianner. Accord ins to the I'rose enlion Tlie Chance the State Holds Out Cor a Confession Trial of Mayor Har rison's Slayer Again l'ostpoued. CniCACO, Dec. 5. It has come to the knowledge of the state that A. S. Trude is practically in charge of Dan Coughlin' defense, nnd that every move made on be- Itnlf of the prisoner has been done at the suggestion or by direction of that promi nent attorney. Mr. Trude lias not ap peared openly in the rase as yet, but it is said that when the hearing reaches the stage where the evidence is to bs pre sented he will take his seat at the table ot counsel for the defense. It is known to the state, so it is said, that the different moves of the defense ever since Coughlin's return from Ji.liet prisou were made only after the plans l.ad been submitted to Mr. Trude and approved by him. His valuable counsel h is hceu sought at every point, and great hones have been fostered in the breasts of Coughlin's frietrls because of the understand,:!;; that Mr. Trude would help the defcii?. Coiiutlttn Star Cor.tess. Coughlin ool-s not enjoy the isolated nasi' ion in which lie finds himscif. con demned to bear alone iu this trial tne mv- f ul consequences of Vr. Cream's murder. cougtiiiu may nialoe up his mind at any moment to accept the terms the state is teady and willing to offer liini ireedum for the truth. There is a chance tLat he may. He is not nearly so hopeful now as he was during the lirst trial. Three years m the penitentiary has almost broken his spirit, and his extierience in the stoneyard at Joliet imbued hitu with so great a hor ror of piisou that he sj'i.l to a reporter recently that he won id rather be hangi than sent back to Joliet, and he added: "If 1 knew nnv story that could buy by lib erty Id only bu too glad to tell it." Defense in Sore atraits. The defense not Pan Coughliu alone, but those, also, whose association with the crime is felt rather than known has des perate need just now of such a man. The fabric of conspiracy, lyiug, .perjury and murder that houstd them from the public gazs is going to pieces fast aud may cjiue tumbling down about their ears like a house of cards at any moment. Money tor the Defense. Where the money rtquired to pay tka great expense of the ileiense in this trial came from was a puzzle to the prosecution until &u investigation was set ou foot which discovered the source of revenue. In the last trial the "camps" of the Clan na-(lael which remained loyal to the anti Crouiu faction voluntarily assessed themselves to pay the cost of defending men who had ouly killed "spv," which they did not regard mur der. Now, however, tbe coutrol of the Clan-na-Gael has passed absolutely from the hands of the murder eud of the orgau izatjon. Besides that, a number of tho leading Irishmen of Chicago, men w hose names have never been mentioned in connection with the factional rights of the clan, nave tabeu the matter up am have declared that no money raised to aid the Irish iu Ireland shall be applied to the. defense of Coughliu. It is said that funds for the defense in the present triil came from local politicians of loth par ties. MORE TIME FOR PRENDERGAST. The Trial of Mayor Harrison's Assassin l'ostpoued Again. CHICAGO, Dec. 5. Patrick Engcne Pren dergast will not be placed on trial for tho assassination of Mayor Harrisou tiytil Wednesday morning. The case was called before Judge lirentaao iu the criminal court, but both State's Attorney Kern aud Attorney Kssex, one of Prenrtei gast s law. yers, announced that they still had sohio preliminaries to arrange tuat would hastcu tne case when it came to trial and asked for a continuance till Wednesday. 'There will be uo delays auer that time, will there? asked Judge Ilreu tano. "I think not," said the state's attorney nud Mr. ivscx announced, the same oniu ion. - Prendergsst was not brought into court. H is presence was not necessary to a con t inuaice of the case. Neither wt ri auv o Prendergast's relat ives or friends preseh nor auy of the relatives of the murdered mayor. A good many people tried to get into the dingy courtroom to get a glimp-e of the prisoner, but the corridors were so do cly guarded by policemen an 1 UiiliTs that uo oue who did not hp.ve actual bus ness inside was admitted. ThcVViisonT-vr:-- Hous3 The Interview Vi- Hawaii Piscrec..- Mount Vernon. Iowa, Mercy of the ru BaBaaaaBswewssassesaiB ' Revenue Cutter Saib San Francisco.- WismvnTox. D. C Pee, generally believed io Octal t here that' the Wilson tariff c. will pass the hoose witk UK sition. It meets with; th t; f all member of the lower f the national law-maldBjt tr . Lehigh strikers More Hopeful. New Yoi:K. Dec. 4. The Lehigh strik ers are showing more hopeful faces and express the belief that the daily occur reuce of accidents and the destruction of engines through the inexperience of the Lehigh's present hands will cause a back down on the part of the cotupauy. The fight grows daily more bitter aud it look as though it would spread to the Jersey Central auu other roaas. -Receiver E. Ellery Anderson has left New Xork for the west to make a towr of inspection of the Vaioo Pacific system. 1 The Ilawatlaa aaers.'V Washington, V. C. Deev ; the senate today. Senator Ca: troduccd a resolution eailirT J the president for copies pijs tructions to Minuter wiu.s t tuiral Irwin touching Hawt ; . resolution went over m tne.aw- Senator Morgan. . , '' Hornbtewer Mm Vtmttmmtmt, Washisgtoh, d. c, Dec. 6. J dent Cleveland today re-nonw Horn blower for justice of ti-t" prcme court of the United Ilornblowcr's nomination was r ted bv the senate at its last sec " Uiscredtt the IsAaeeiaw. ;.--. i . Washington, D. C. Dec. cials connected with the "str" partmcnt discredit tne' .t.' with Minister Willis : to I brought over by the Kliekitai. -' ) Bltler. Pa.. Dec 6Un.C ler and her daugnter, : Utsa . Martin, were . murdered at ( home here this morning. C Whitmore who is suspected 'il, crime, has escaped. , .. ' San Fkancisco, Dec 6 TIj en ue cntter Carwin sailed todzY it is tielievea carries tnstrnetiw Minister Willis t Tkopol'; destination is s secret. ' --Ji'. Mount Veraoa, Iowa, Cedar Bapids, Dec .--Tis of Mount Vernon is banting; r reportea tne town wUI;t plctely destroyed. been solicited. Outside I.roken iu hy the Snow. Chicago, Dec. 5. The rcof of the Manu. factures building on the fair grounds has broken in several places by the weight of the snow. General Manager Graham gave orders to have all exhibits on the west side of the building transferred to another sec tion. "it will lie cheaper," said Mr. Gra ham, ":o let the avalanches of snow crash through tne glass roof than to employ workmen to beep tne roof clear. The snow has fallen from the center ridge of the roof aud lies piled up at the western edge, about teu feet deep. It would re quire several thousand dollars to keep tbe rout five duriug ti e winter. There will be no danger from the avalanches aud the only cost will be iu puttiug iu the glas ou the roof. "Had Jimmy" Coauortoa Dead. CHICAGO, Dec. 5. James W. Connorton, a Chicago character bo was well known under the sobriquet of "Bad Jimmy," died at his home, 143 Seminary avenue, of consumption. Couuorton's most cele brated exploit was the killing of "Doc" Haggarty, a gambler, in Lansing & Mc Ganxle's saloon ou Clark street Sept. SpJ, 18SM. La Grippe Frevaleat in Colorado. Df.kveb, Dec. 5. La grippe Las again visited Colorado, Denver aud many other towns throughout the state are suffering severely from the disease. Typhoid fever and typhoid pneumonia is reported at Cripple Creek aud other mining camps. ! At Cripple Creek tbe number of deaths "per day Is reported at Ave to six. . Another Jorac i Chicago, Dec. 5. Juror T the Coughlin trial was excnUi ,- morning;. " -. -' . T'irtima of MeiphJas riaaaV V Edie, Pa.. Dec. 5. Edward CasT j. I bi3 two children and pot a .ballet ,t own brain. The victims were a I gitl, aged 0 and 8. Cady Was a, g lienil and seemed to labor nndar 1 pressiuu that bis family air-" would become hopelessly insane i. to live. - r-'' : ' The Navy Beats. Mm nt;, ASSAPol.ts. Dec. &. In the aanr ' navy football game here" Use-1 beat tbe soldiers to 4. - Nt. made in the first half, bat reached a coal in the second, wt Point could ole ueta louchdawa. New Turk Marti em Flieliesi giso Stsa, N. Dee. S. John Delflso, the Italian barber. cessfully electrocuted ia tbe atats here for the murder of Caroline lirnoklvn eleven month ago, , ; -. Abe Moore, colored, wfc t t record for himself aplittiam 1 -with his head, tried Aba t,i , often and fractured ais more.