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VOL. TT.TTT. CO. 59
BOC2 I8LAHD, ILL, FBIDAT, DECE2E3 23. 1W4.
More of the Proceedings of
the State Convention.
Appropriations for the State
Another Rebellion in South
THE LEXOW INQUIRY.
Williams Makes Further Ad
Miscellaneous News of the
Day by Wire.
SrRisr.FiF.LK. Doc. 28. The State
Jeacliers association this morning
npni.intccl a committee on the Na
tional Kdiicational association and on
normal schools and on educational
progress. Resolutions were adopted
for the enactment of a law by the
next legislature for the establishment
of a kindergarten department in the
public schools, and f 100 appropriated
for collecting the material for the
hi-torv of public education in Illi
On the Itrlnk of Bebellloa Again.
r Montevideo, Uruguay, Dec. 2S.
Rio Janero is reported in a state of
panic. Troops refuse to leave for
the south to h"ht the rebels, l'resi
dent Moraes has discovered that the
army is devoted to ex-President Peix-
oto, and the principal officers refuse
to assume command in the field
against the rctals in Rio Grande, Do
Sul. The whole countrv seems on
the brink of a rebellion again,
More than 200 officers have been ar
rested, and it is rumored that subor
dinate leaders will attempt to re
lease them. l'resiuent Moraes is
afraid to nrrest Pcisoto lest he pre
cipitate a conflict.
The Irxnw lareatlgatloa.
New York, Doc. 28. Before the
Hexow committee. Inspector Wil
liams admitted that be received fo.
00 or more from a stock broker,, as
the result of dealings in stocks on
which he put op no margin. Th
broker is connected with the whis-
kv company in which Williams is ac
cused of bavins an interest. He also
recfived an album, valued at $-.',500,
from admiring friends.
To Jail for Contempt.
Chicago. Dec. 2H. William Ran
guth, secretarv, and Henry Blettner,
vice president of the Atlas Loan
company, were sent to jail by Judge
I'avnc today under the contempt pro-
ccedings, for having released the
trust deed after the receiver was ap
pointed for the concern.
Report of Another Lost ttteamer.
Glasgow, Dec. 28. The steamer
Anchoria reports having overhauled
the steamer Sarnia with a rudder
broken, and towed her two days, but
the severe weather coming on, was
obliged to abandon her 130 miles
west of Tary Island.
Another of thoee Imwnic Tragedies.
Mii.I.inotos, Mich., Dec. 28.
Mathew Palmer today killed his wife
That Vnfortunate ErMMon.
Washington, Dec. 38. The preparation
of the torpedo boat Ericsson for another
trial trip has been again delayed by an
accident. The costings for the new cyl
Indira to replace tbuee destroyed in the
lost triul trip Imvo turned out to be de
fective and nuothor set will have to be
mode, involving severnl weeks delay.
Nicaragua Canal Bilk
WASHINGTON, Dec. 28. Morn berg of the
Democratic steering committee of the sen'
ate do not hesitate to stute that the Nic
aragua canal bill will not go through at
the present session, but that in plain or it
thum will be passed a strong declaration
in favor of the construction of the canal
und government control of It.
Mat a Candidate for He-Election,
CuiCAiio, Dec. St. Mayor Hopkins ro
turned from his trip to the east and an
nounred sunn after his arrival in Chicago
that he would not be a candidate for re
flection. His reasons for declining to be
a catididato are that he does not desire
the olllce fur another term, and if he did
the condition of his health would pre
clude the possibility of his making a cam
Fatal Careleanaeae with a Knife.
NEVADA, Mo., Dec. 28. Holla Cramp,
aged 18, while carelessly handling
knifi-, struck Jesse Nfff, aged IS, in the
left side near the heart, and he Is in a
hopelcsa condition. Cramp was placed
under 1,000 bonds.
Baa Over by a Switch Engine.
Caiko, Ills., Dec. K8. Robert Wilkin
liR, 10 years old, a yard clerk In the em
ploy of th Illinois Central railroad at
Mound::, ten miles north of here, was run
over and instantly killed by a switch :n
Hood's Sarsaprilla. actimr.thronp-h
the blood, reaches every part of the
system, and in this way positively
CORROBORATIVE OF THE WORST.
Ureal atlons Adopted by the Comsloners at
Brooks County, Ga.
Quitman, Dec 28. The latest develop
ment of the race troubles in this county is
the following official statement of the
disturbance issued by the board of county
commissioners or Brooks county:
Whereas, Several murders have re
cently been perpetrated in our county,
and three negroes shot down without
provocation, as far 03 we can ascertain.
ond other innocent negro men and wom
en were abused and submitted to name
less indignities: therefore, ho it
Kesolved, 1. That wo deplore and
roost severely condemn the spirit of law
lessly that seems to pervade our county.
n. j at we ieel that these crimes have
left a blot on the fair name of our county.
o. mat we call upon law-abiding citi-
gens to put down these crimes, and we ao-
peal to the courts to see that these crim
inals are brought to trial and justice
meted out to them.
'4. That the report iriven in the At
lanta Constitution of Dec. 25 is .entirely
wrong, and calculated to do our county
inestimable damage; that there has never
neon any race riot in our county; that the
negroes have never been under arms, and
that the whole trouble has been cansed by
about twenty-five white men. not ovr
four of whom lived in Brooks county;
that wo invite and uppcal for a fair inves
tigation of the facts from the papers."
SITUATION AT HONOLULU.
"lVople of Hawaii" for IJllnokalanJ and
Not for Dole.
Victoria, B. C, Dec 24 A well in
formed man who has recently arrived
from Honolulu says that the position of
the annexer government is not a soft one
just now. "Republican simplicity" in
the governing body is -unfavorably com
pared with the royal open-handedness
and there Is discontent even among those
in power, some of whom were in the
queen's service and the moment they see
a prospect of a change will desert to hi r.
Others who sea that they can make noth
ing will stand by the present system. A
majority of the natives favor the queen
and arc jealous of foreign interference.
A very strong feeling still exists against
annexation to the United States and even
members of the American league are not
all favorable. However rauuh may be
said of the election it was all one-sided, as
a majority of the people would not take
tlte oath of ullegianoe. Money is scarce, as
the operation of the Mckinley hill has al
most destroyed the sugar industry. und the
w ilson bill only benefits the United States
sugar trust to the disadvantage of Hawaii
an sugar growers, whom annexation would
not benefit II because it would make it Im
possible to employ cheap oriental labor.
CULLOM GOES FENCE MENDING.
llopefot That Illinois Will bend Him Back
to the Senate.
WASHINGTON, Dec 28. Senator Cul-
lum has left for Illinois. Hcjuakes no se
cret of the fact that h s trip is for the pur
pose of looking after his re-election to the
senate. He expects to remain away at
least until after the Republican mem
bers hold their caucus for the selection of
a senator, but probably will not delay
his return until the election, as he confi
dently expect.? the caucus to decide the
matter. The legislature meets on the 9th
of January, and the senator expects the
caucus to lie held soon after that date.
There are 125 Republican members in
the legislature in joint session, and 63 arc
necessary to a choice. Culloin says that
he foels very hopeful of securing this vote.
but is not disposed to allow himself to dis
cuss the outlook at great length. He says
that ut the present time ex-Representative
Mason appears to be the only serious can
didate, as Davis has assured him that he
(Davis) is not in the race.
Hasn't Georgia Had Enough?
AtTGCSTA, Ga.. Dec 28. Immediately
after the news of the death of Murray be
came generally - circulated the talk of
lynching the negro Wiggins, who did the
shooting, was revived. Murray died nt
noon. At night a large armed 'force was
put in the jail. The Richmond Hussars,
reinforced and ready for duty, are under
arms at tin armory. Their burets are
saddled and bribled and all is in readiness
to move at a moment's notice. There arc-
fears of a conflict, for the authorities
swear they will give their lives in de
fense of the l'iw.
Some Comfort for Our Inciter.
WASHINGTON, Dec 28. Information has
reached the department of agriculture
through the department of state in a dis
patch dated Dec from Ambassador
Runyon at Berlin that the local authori
ties at Heilbrcnn, Vurtemburg, (ior
many, hove removed the prohibition
placed on the sale of American canned
beet This leaves the prohibition on cat-
tic uud fresh meats at that port.
Case Against Lavlgn. Oisaiuwed.
XEW OULEANS, Dec 28 The cases
against George Lavigne and his seconds
and others connected with the contest
given on the night of Dec. 13 in the Audi
torium club, in which ttowen was Kined.
were dismissed. The party is composed
of Referee Duffy, George Lavigne, Gvorgc
Considine, Iilly McCarthy, Billy laytou,
Albert SpiUfadden and Sum Lick.
little Lad Was Found Dead.
Ansa, Ills., Dec 28. The 2-yoar-old
son of C. F. Lifer, a farmer living in the
northwestern part of Union county, wan
dered from homo and Was lost in the
woods. A large party of neighbors searched
for the child all that night and all next
day. Late in the afternoon the dead body
of the little fellow was found over a mile
from his home.
Bobber Make a Good Hank
Hqua, O., Dec 28. Robbers entered
the residence of Henry Fecker while the
family was absent and secured between
$4,000 and i,0ou in cash.
Poeta to be Pitied.
Pity the poets who get stock la their effort to
make words rnjme. rancy a naa oancog tor a
j-hjme for the word Pellets." If It were on If
in tbe singular-Pellet" he Bight praise the
Pellet" and bid jou emell it, tell It, yell it, teli
it and what not. But "Pellet." is bard f aia'cb.
At least Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Peilete are tee-
le as a core for billons sttecks. Indigestion.
coostlpattoa and sick beaeache. They are pre
ventive as well as curative. Partly larger this
ostaru seeai. They work wonders.
ACCORDING TO CARROLL D. WRIGHT.
From the Labor Commissioner's Point of
View the Country Seems to Have Nearly
Got There His Finn to Block the Wheels
or the Revolution Jiow Coins On The
Debs Strike Epochal Ite Influence on
New York, Dec. 28. The most Im
portant and interesting paper read before
the American Economic association was
one by Carroll D. Wright, national lobe ,
commissioner, in which he gave his view
of the meaning of the strike at Chicago
last summer and called it an "epochal
event" In part fhe paper said: "The
great strike which occurred at Chicago
'n June and July last and which was in
reality a combination of strike and boy
cott, was an epochal event because it em
phasized certain principles which are now
recognized as essential in the govern
ment management and operation of rail
roads. It was also epochal for other rea.
sons. It demonstrated to the satisfaction
of the public at large the right and tLd
power of the federal government to send
troops into a state for tho purpose of pro
tecting federal Interests, whether that
protection was or was not asked for by
the state government. It has emphasized
the power of tho federal government to
protect its great interests in the transpor
tation of mails.
How the Strike Affected tbe Court.
."It is further epochal in its measure and
Influence because it has shown the power
of. the courts in the expansion of the
privilege of injunction, which was a twin
power to that of mandamus; it has shown
that the civil courts have asserted the
right to define what - is crime under cer
tain circumstances, to execute their own
views Dy legal processus, to interpret their
own acts and to impose a sentence. It is
epoch-making, again, ' because it has
crystolizcd public sentiment upon a ques
tion which has often bean argued, that re
lating to the quasi-public character of
Indicative of a Revolution.
"The chief l-cason, however, to my mind
why the Chicago strike is an epoch-mak
ing event lies In the fart that it consti
tutes a suliordinate element in the revolu
tion which is quietly taking place in this
country." The writer then emphatically
declared his antagonism to state socialism
and "compulsory arbitration," and de
clared that "neither tho federal nor state
government can, nor ought to lie allowed.
as a rule, to regulate rates o wages or
prices of commodities." Th:i ho pro
ceeded: "A otwithstaniung tiieso pro
fessions I am ready to re-examino the-re
propositions to which I am opposed, find
If expedient to apply some of tslie feature
involved in each of them. Let us. there
fore, consider In what respect tihe Chicago
strike becomes a subordinate element in a
revolution which is now going en.
The Socialistic Commerce Lav.
"In 187 the congress at the demand of
the shippers of the country, and in their
interest, as it was supposed, made the
declaration that nil charges maSe for any
service rendered or to be rendeivd in the'
transportation of passengers and property
on interstate railroads, or in iiotinection
therewith, or for tho receiving, 'Jetivering,
storage, or handling of such property,
should be reasonable and just, and every
unjust and unreasonable eharjre for such
Service was prohibited and duel red un
lawful. This declaration has be some to
all intents and purposes a part of t he con
stitution of the United States, bet nil so it
has been sustained by the courts.
Calls It CompolMry Arbitrator? Too.
''But this declaration was emph: itically
state socialism, it was emphaticull y com
pulsory arbitration, it was cmphat ically a
law regulating the prices of comnsodities
through the price of services. It was the
old principle by which states ran ulatod
pikes and tolls, but here carried inxo a new
form with new machinery. It wp proper
ly sustained by the court. Wi-jit is tho
consequence of this as another step in the
silent revolution which is taking place?
There is now pending in congnet a meas
ure which is state socialism pure and
simple. I refer to the pooling bill now
pending in the senate. I cite it only to
show the second phase of tho silent revo
lution to which I referred. This pending
legislation is demanded at the instance of
the shippers and the railroads of the coun-
trt( and its passage is being aided by a
powerful lobby in their sorviee."
COMFORT FOR THOMAS MORGAN.
The Socialistic Wedge as Good a Driven
' When the first bill to regulate com
merce was passed the great and powerful
wedge of stute socialism was driven one
quarter of its length into the timber of
conservative government, of that govern
ment which means democracy. The pend
ing bill the moment it becomes a law will
drive tho wedge three-quarters of its
length into the timber. There will thou
lie needed but one more blow to drive tho
wedge home, and that blow will come at
the instance of business and not of lalxir
entire government control of all the
railroads of tho country instead of partial
control under the laws now existing or
"This blow will be struck in the most
seductive way. It. will come through a
demand that the government shall take
charge of the roads, not purchose them
shall tuke charge of the roods, and out of
the proceeds of the transportation busi
ness guarantee to the existing stockhold
ers of the roads a small but reasonable
rate of dividend. Under such a seductive
movement the stockholders themselves,
conservative men, men in this hall now,
will vote for tbe striking of the blow. All
this, as I have said, will be at the demand
and in the -interest of the railroads and
of tbe shippers and not of the labor In
volved in carrying on the work of trans
portation. "Will the railroads now consistently de
mand snd keep their lobby employed to
eecure the extension of the same principles
to labor and thus give their employees
status of semi-public service, and owns aeta
ta prevent or reduce the number of strikes
on all the interstate roads, and, logfcallr
on aU roaasr i can now answer wny It is
that the Chicago strike Is epochal in its
influence as a subordinate phase of a silent
revolution a revolution probably in tbe
interest of the pnblio welfare It is be
cause the events of that strike logically
demand that another declaration of law
and of the principles of the federal govern
ment shall oe made: a declaration that
all wages paid as Well as charged for any
service rendered in the transportation of
property, passengers, etc., shall be reasona
ble and just.
A declaration Of this character, backed
by the machinery of tho government to
carry it into effect, would give to railroad
employes the status of public servants.
The machinery accompanying such a de
claration should be modeled on the inter
state commerce act. It should be provided
that some authority be established for the
regulation of wage contracts on railroads.
not for a compulsory adjustment, as now
provided for the adjustment of freight
rates; so that there would be little In
ducement under it on the part of railroads
to pay unjust and unreasonable wages and
on the part of employes to qnit work
when they were just and reasonable.
'X think I recognize the distinction
which you of the Kconoiwlc association
would make between government adjust
ment of freight rat and like adjustment
of wage rates, amfully agree that while
government can flx the compensation of
its own employe it cannot and ought
not to attempt arbitrarily to flx that of
the employes of railroads; but I recognize
that it is the right and duty of govern
ment to prevent the interruption of inter
state commerce and the obstruction of the
mails, and that in the exereiso of this
right it ought to have a voice in making
the terms and adjusting the conditions of
tho employment of tbe employes engaged
in such service."
Maw lark Financial.
Xaw York, Dec ST.
Money on call easy at 1: per cent. Prime
mercantile pier S-tt&i1 per cent. Sterling
exchange firm, with actual bosineae in
bankers' hills at IHSMftfSSV for demand and
48TH348el4 for sixty. days; posted rates 4W
44 and MH2M; commercial bills
Silver certificate .Wj bid; no sales; bar sil
ver Ssftj. Mexican dollars 50.
United States government bonds S' regular.
11TH: &'e conpons 1174; ' n-gnlnr 1 1--: 4'
coupons l: S" regular VT; Pacini tie of
Chicago Grain and Prodaea.
OniCAOo, Dee. ST.
Following were the quotations on the Board
of Trade today: Wheat llecember. opened
64c closed msWc: May, opened 5sUc closed
5?!sc; July, opened SMe, dueod fcS'io. Cora
December. oiened e)ew cloned 4. Janu
ary, oiwned 4c, cloned 4--nc: Alav, opened
4sgc, closed 4SJ4C Uuts December, opened
3ttc, closed 2Mc; January, opened 2wc,
clotted Stth; May, opened o-n. cktsed ,1140.
Pork January, opened fll.iij. closed tlli;
May. opened I1T. closed fll.iti. Lard
January, opened S0.T7S, closed .&.
Produce: Butter Extra creamerv, SV pw
lb; extra dairy, 3Ur; packing stock, loiillc
Eges Fresh Ktock, Sic per doz, lo-tsoff. Live
poultry Chickens, 6H7c per lb: turkeys.
Jat.sc: ducks, !(&;: (roe. $.".! mi.ilJ per
doz. 1'otatoes Burbanks. 43t-V)c per bu:
Bcbrous, 4vWc; early rose. :iii,4Su. Sw-et
potatoes 1 UinoUi, l.ar.-,l.Su. tranlierries
t:npe Cod. fai- to ch ice, s.iiliaa.ii ir bbl;
fancy. fti.ttW.7j. Honey White clover. 1- b
sections nt-w stock, k;;;rj;4c; broken ctiinu.
))&l:!c; dark comb, poor iiackaes, 8c; strained
C'alilornia, &'tk; per Ik.
Chicago ajre Stock-
I Chicauo. Dec. 27.
live stock Ibices at the l uion Mock Yards
tu.i'W : Hogs Estimated
receipts tar tbe day,
4.SII1; tales ranged at
S -HaX pigi, firtiUM UJ.-LI. 4.i44J!'i
rough packing. 93.U.Vir)4.ivi mixed, and 9 tJiata
4.7tl heavy packing and tiiiippiug lot.
Cattle Kereipts fo tbe day ,H. o nota
tions ranged at t5.o(4.Ji cboicsto extra bhif
ping steers. 1.40ift."." food to choice do.,
.i.;ili'.4.-i"' lair to go ld. 1 common t-
medium, do.. SlSoi.-lu butchers' steers. MJ
fa.MHtockert, 2.SI.14' foeJer 81.3117 1
cows. S-.:.yJ.X heifer. fl.fri&LS) bulls,
luAi.W Texaa fteeni, tiTiS l.Si western raider
aud w.50 veal calves.
Sheep Estimated receipts for the day,
sales ranged at W HP't.1.43 westerns,
tl.7j.iXW) Texana, Il.40it3.lD natives, aud aiii
&4.i iambs. ;
Chicago, DecaB. Wheat, steady. Dec t:
May Cora, esalr. Pee. 5HC May 4CV,
Oats, easy, Dec 2 "4 c Fork biitber, Jan.
tll.424 1 ard. higher. Ban. tV7T- B b, blib r,
Jan. $5.70. f
Chicago, Dee. S. Boss, receipts 16.000:
firm. Cattle receipts, T.OOO-, KftlS kisser. Sheep
receipts 8,000; 5810c blither.
Mew York Money Cloning.
New York, Dec. B. Money on call, at
1H percent; prime mercantile paper, SfcOlK.
Tfcw I saal atnrsteta.
Cora- new. 40943c
Hay Timothy. $11 W: nV f-.a&fU;
wila,s&3;iongb VawVIT; baled. .
FPCIT AKn VEGETABLES.
Ucoon 30c per bo.
Buter Fair to choice 18cWc:eream.-ry. tic,
- Egce Fresh. 90 i.
Poultry Chickens, Gftsc: turkeys, Sc
Cattle Butchers rav for corn fel eteer
3fc(ft4tte: cowe and keif era. S!att: calves
Spring lamb, IHOBc a noun'.
Coal -80ft. 10c
Wood Sa.au per cord.
TEE SMALLER, THE BETTER
a you can only
small pill will do
you as much
good. Dr. Pierce's
are smaller than
any others, sugar-
coated, easier to
take and earner in
the war tbev act
vet tbev really do von more eood.
Their refined and concentrated vegetable)
extracts act upon the liver in a natural
way that lasts. They have a peculiar
strengthening effect on the intestines. They
Sot only relieve, bat permanently rare.
In every liver, stmiach, and bowel disor
der Constipation, .Biliousness, Indigestion,
Windy Eructations. " Kisiiics of Pood," Sick
or Bilious Hi mime. Sour rWimacb they're
guaranteed to givw satisfaction, or your
money is returned.
FiHiCE - CURE
Overcoats at same price?. Children's Suits and
Overcoats worth $4.00, 5.00, 6.00 and 7.00, all
kerchiefs Lower than
Om Last Call loi me Year
Will appeal to the pocket book more forcibly than ever. The weather de
mands warmer garments; we give you the opportunity to get them at ridic
ulously low prices knocking competirors' prices endways.
All formeily sold at $12,
$15, $18 and $20, all will be
placed on sale Saturday,
Dec. 29 at this uniform
price, comprising the latest
styles in all the best fabrics
Do right and buy now. This is the greatest advantage to buy a Suit or
Overcoat ever brought to your notice, just in the season when comfort
Every Other Garment in Our House Goes at
a Great Reduction.
Gloves, buck lined or un-lined
We can only add come, look for yourselves,
is our loss is your gain.
KOllnllS LEVI, GenetvlIXuiager.
Too Uany Suits!
Men's Suits, positively
$20, go for
First served. Come everybody
SECOND-dBRADY STs.DAVENPORT. iova
we have been
worth $15, $16,
All formerly sold at $1 2, $1 5.
$16 and $18. all must be sold
out; now is the time. Chin
chillas, Meltons, Kerseys.
Beavers, Fur Beavers,
Friezes, Cheviots, also in
cluding the Ulster Style.
Fleeced Lined Qdfhar
Underwear - - OxJ'C
we save you money, what