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ROCK" ISLAND ARGUS.
VOL XLTTT HO 101
BOC3 ISLASD, ILLm FRIDAY, FEBHT7AEY 15, W35.
PXUC3 TXZXSS3 CZ3T3.
Financial Legislation Asked for
by the President.
GOLD BOND BILL QUICKLY KILLED.
Kot A Monro To lie Brad the Third Tikm,
the Yoto Acalut It Being 167 to 1'iO
for It Bccd Has a Scheme That Fail
to Materializs Wester Republican
Against the Kill Popnlists Issue an Ad
dress to Their Party Adherents.
Washington, Feb. li The third at
tempt of the administration at this ses
sion to secure legislation looking to the
relief of the treasury failed in the house
yesterday. First, the Carlisle bill for the
reform of tho currency system went
down; next, the bill for the Issue of toOO,-
IXJ,X of geld bonds, and the retirement
of the legal tenders recommended in the
president's special message, was defeated
last Thursday by a majority of 5:7, and
yesterday the house by a majority even
larger (IT) refused to order to a third
reading the resolution in which it was
proposed to authorize the issue of 163,000,
000 of 3 per cent, gold bonds to substitute
for tho 4 per cent, thirty year coin bonds
old by Secretary Carlisle nnder the con
tract with the Ruthschild-Morgan bond
Interesting and Lively Debate.
Tho action of tho bouse was the cul
mination of tho exciting events which
have occurred since the president sent his
special mcssago to congress which result
ed in tho report from the ways and means
committee of the resolution to authorize
the issue of the gold bonds. A special or
der was brought in as soon as the house
met in the morning to bring the resolu
tion to a vote at 0 o'clock last evening.
The debate upon the resolution, which
lasted over five hours, was of an interest
ing and at times lively character, but
there was nothing near said. All the old
straw was threshed over. The adminis
tration should be impeached for making
a privato contract, wus one of the claims
modo by opponents of the resolution and
was the most sensational part of tho de
bute. Spoke Agninst Go'd Bond.
Tho gnllerits were ackttl and there
was much confusion on tho flmir, hut tho
Interest centered in the course which the
Republicans would pursue, it being con
ceded that the fate of the resolution rest
ed with them. There was much m.inceu
vering among the lenders. The Repub
licans wot of the Alleghenies, led by
Hopkins and Canuon of Illinois started
off with impetuous speeches against a
gold bond that would discriminate against
the bonds already issued. Reed and his
eastern friends sought in private confer
once to rally nil to unihnl action. -Heed
Hail main, flw. '
Ills plan was to allow the resolution to
go to a third reading and then move to
recommit it with Instructions to report
back a bill similar to that which he of
feted as a substitute for the gold bond bill
l:it week, providing for 3 per cent, "coin"
bonds. For a tiino it seemed possible that
this arrangement would lie agreed to, but
after a stirring speech by Hepburn of Iowa
tho middle and western Republicans
broke away, determined to defeat the
third reading of the resolution, lest by
somo chance it might carry if it passed
this parliamentary stupe. The eastern
Republicans then decided to support It.
The speeches of Wilson, Reed, Hopkins,
and Bryan wore the features of the debate.
How the Vote Was INtlded.
Analysis of the vote shows that 89 Dcm-rcn-tH
and 31 Republicans in all)
vote! in favor rf the resolution, and 'M
Democrats, ti! Republicans and 7 i'opu-li-U
I lt7 In all') aga.nst. The yea vote was
us follows on a mot .on that the bill be
read the thi-d tin e: Adams of Pennsyl
vania. Aldrich, Ap-lcy, linbcoik, Bald
win, Barnes, Barlholdt, Rarwig, B.-ck-ner,
lieltzi.oov. r. Berry, Breckinridge,
Brickner, ii:o-iu Itynum, Cadmus,
Campbell. Ciruth, Caichings, Causey,
Chlckering, Clancy, Clark of Alabama,
Cobb of Missouri, Coombs, Cooper of
Florida, Cooper of Indiana, Cornish, Co
vert, Crain, Curtis of New YorK, Daniels,
Davey, IViorest, Dmgley, Diaper, Dunn,
Durborow, Knglish of California, Erd
man, Everett, Fielder, Formr.n, Geary,
Ueisseuhainer, liillet of New York, (iillet
of .Massachusetts, tioldzier, Uorman,
(irahaiu, Ctvshnm, Grillin of Michigan,
lirout, Haines, Hall of Min
nesota, Hammond, Hnjvs, Har
rison, Hendrix, Henry, Kr.bbs,
Ijipham. Ixfever, LocVwood. Lynch,
Martin of Indiana, Marvin of New York,
MeCrvary of Kentucky, McGann. Mo
Kaig, Meyer. Montgomery, Morse,
Mutehler, D'Xeill of Mass.ichus.-tts,
O'Neill of Missouri, Page, Paschal, Pat
terson, Payne, Pearson, Pendleton of
West Virginia, Pigott, Powers, Price,
QulKg. Kay. Reed, Roilly, Reyburn,
Kit-hards of Ohio, Robinson cf Pennsyl
vania, Russell of Connecticut, Ryan,
frM-hcrmcrhorn, Sickles, Sorg, S perry,
Springer, Steveus, Charles V. Stone,
William A. Stone, Stone of Kentucky,
Storcr, Strauss, Tarsney, Tracer. Turner
of Goorjra, Turpin, t'pdegraff. Wads
worth, Wanger, Warner, Washington,
Wells, Wilson of West Virginia, Wise,
W olverton, Wccmcr, Wright t,tal iau
and Manlv Vigor, Nervous De
bility, 1 aralysis, or Palsy, Or
ganic Weaknrss and wasting
Drains upon the system, rerart
ing in dullness of niental Facul
ties, Impaired Memorv. Low
Spirits, llamaror Irritable Tem
per, fear of impending calamity,
mrnU of both body and mind
remit from penucinas secret
Kartkvs. often indulged in by
s Tonrur. thn-och ignorance oif
their minoos cotisroueners. To
reach, re-rlaun and restore such
- a LWk - 1. n
pines, is tne aim of an asnws-
auon ot meoicai genuemen wno
have nrenored a book, written in
plain bat chaste language, treating of tho
Harare, svmptoins and curabibrv, Lv bnma
treatment, of such diseases. The World's
Pisnensarv Mi:eal As)atii. Proprietors
-t the lnvaivis' Htei and Surgical institute,
Buffalo, N. Y.. wtlLon receipt of this notice,
with 10 cents (in stamp for postage) mail,
sealed in plain envekasa copy of this useful
, book. It should be read by every young
. parent and fnanban ia the land.
POPULISM ISSUES AN ADDRESS.
Members of Congress Bead Greeting to
Members of tho People's Party.
Wasmsgtox, Feb. 15 As a equal, per
haps, of the vote in the house on the bond
resolution, the Populistie members of
congress last night issaed the following
ad (ires "To the People's Party:"
"Greetings: As early as 13650 a con
spiracy was entered into between the gold
gamblers of Europe and America to ac
complish the following ends: To fasten
upon the people of the United States the
burdens of perpetual debt; to destroy the
greenbacks, which had brought us safely
through the perils of war; to strike down
silver as a money metal; to deny to the
people the use of federal paper and silver
the two independent sources of money
supply guaranteed by the constitution; to
fasten upon the country the single gold
standard of Great Britain, and to dele
gate to thousands of backing corpora
tions, organized for private gain, the sov
ereign control for all time over the issue
and volume of all supplemental paper
"Thus they doubled the demands for
gold; forced upon the country an appreci
ating money standard, entailing an in
definite period of falling prices; robbed
enterprise of its just prouts; condemned
labor to idleness, and confiscated the prop
erty of debtors. For nearly thirty years
these conspirators have kept the people
quarreling over less important matters,
while they have pursued with unrelenting
teal their one central purpose. At tha
present moment every device of treachery,
every resource of statecraft, and every
sr'.iHco known to the secret cabals of the
in: national gold ring are being made
use of to deal a final death blow to the
prosperity of the country and its financial
and commercial independence.
"They seek to accomplish their fell pur
poses before the blow can be averted
through the ballot. Their plans have
been long matured and theirline of action
U fully chosen. They address themselves
to the one subject the money question
in all of its breadth and magnitude. This
brings the country face to face with a
perilous issue which coils for immediate
and uuited action on the part of the peo
ple. Every behest of patriotism requires
that we shall at once meet the issue and
accept the challenge so defiantly offered.
To falter now is to invite disastrous fail
ure. We earnestly urge the Populists
throughout the country to concentrate
their entire force and energy upon the tre
mendous contention presented and thus
meet the enemy upon his chosen line of
"invite the aid and co-operation of all
persons who favor the I in mediate free
coinage of silver at the ratio of lrj-to-L
the issue of all paper money by the gen
eral government, without the intervention
of banks of issue, aud who are opposed to
the issue of interest bearing government
bonds in time of peace. In a word to ex
fend the hand of fellowship to all who
agree with you upon the money question,
which is certain ly tho might iae. and moss
fundamental controversy evolved during
the present century."
The above is signed by Lafo Pence, O.
M. Kern, T. J. Hudson. William Baker,
W. A. McKcigan, William V. Allen, John
Davis, W. A. Harris, Jerry Simpson, John
C. Bell, James H. Kyle, IL E. Boen. II.
K. Tnubeneck, J. Ii. Turner, and J. B.
Preventing Collision at Sea.
Washington. Feb. 15. The vice presi
dent has received a communication from
the secretary of stato in response to a sen
ate resolution concerning the interna
tional agreement to prevent collisions at
sea. The secretary states that France,
Germany, the Netherlands, Portugal,
Sweden, Spain and Russia have promised
to promulgate the regulations and Japjn
has already promulgated them. Great
Britain, Austria and Italy express a do
sire to postpone action until a later day.
The Income Tax Case Again.
Washington. Feb. 15. The case of John
G. Moore, tho New York broker who in
stituted suit against the commissioner of
internal revenue to test the constitution
ality of the income tax law, came upon
an appeal before the District court of ap
peals. The points discussed in the hear
ing were mainly' reiterations of those
raised in the equity court several weeks
a .fin. Ex-Senator Edmunds, of Vermont,
made the argument for Moore. The court
took tho case under advisement.
NO MEXICO-GUATEMALA WAR.
Tho Two Cotatrie Arrive at a Basle of
Agreement Without a right.
CITY of Mexico, Feb. 1.1 The Guate
mala question is at last amicably settled
up n an equitable basis between the two
republics. The boundary between the
two countries will be definitely deter
mined upon and a war indemnity is a freed
to by Gautenial i, who will also pay dam
ages for Mexican property destroyei
Guatemala s official acceptance ot Mexi
co's conditions will arrive here next week
and will bo immediately published. This
wiil permanently terminate the famousjem
broglio between Mexico and Guatemala.
Physicisaa Not Expert Witnesses.
SpRINGriELD, Ills., Feb. 15. An im
portant test case as to whether physicians
should bo allowed higher fees as expert
witnesses than other witnesses was ap
pealed to appellate court from Sangamon
circuit court where Dr. John) X. Dixon, a
prominent physician of SpringSeld, was
fined Its and costs by Judge Creigfaton
for refusing to testify as to injuries re
ceived by Mrs. Olive PurJy in a damage
suit against the city of Springfield, unless
be was paid f IV for expert testimony.
Co. Jones Gets a Kew Paper.
St. Louis, Feb. 15, The Post Dispatch
announces that Colonel Charles U. Jones,
recently editor of the New York World
and formerly holding the same position
upon the St. Louis Republic, having pur
chased an interest in The Post Dispatch
from Joseph Pulitaer, will in future be
editor and manager of the paper.
Xew Term rollee t
Xiw York. Feb. lis-Avery D. An"
drews has been appointed police commis
sioner by Mayor Strong.
Parks' Teg is a great blood purifier
and cleanser. A pleasant herb drink
which mores the bowels without pain,
ffripin? or discomfort. Sold bv Harts
CLAIM OF AX ALIBI
The Sheet Anchor of Harry
BUT VERT FOOS PROGRESS . MADE,
Itefcnst Occupying Considerable Time to
Prove Things tho Prosecution Is Ready
to Admit One Witness Who Did tho
Accused Harm and Another Who Flatly
Contradicts Blixt The Jury Examines
the Clothing of the Murdered Woman.
Minneapolis, Feb. 15.-r-The defense in
the Hay ward trial is out at last, and it is
an alibi. So said John Day Smith in his
opening to the jury. This is to be backed
up by the impeachment of ' the testimony
for the state in certain particulars. But
if the defense cannot do better than it did
on tho first day it will make a poor show.
Nearly tho whole afternoon was spent in
the examination of a number of police of
ficers, who sworo that there were pointed
shoe tracks and buggy wheel marks at tho
scene of tho tragedy. There was nothing
especially significant shown in that, for
tho oflicers had twe buggies at the scene
and tho doctor bad driven one. Yet the
defense made much of it, and showed that
the tracks at one point were where the
huggy tracks turned over them, Erwin
wishing to infer that some one had stood
and talked with soma one in the buggy,
and had then walked behind it.
Saw Pointed Mioe Tracks in the Road.
Then tho alibi theory was begun and
forty minutes were spent in question,
ingthe usher at the the Grand Opera
House over a point which the state will
admit that Harry was at the theatre
with Miss Bartclson the night of the
murder. Sergeant Gctcbel swore that he
aw pointed shoe tracks in the rood near
the place where the body was found; that
they apparently left the road and went
into the grass at a point near where the
body was, and then were merged with
other tracks in the center of the road.
About lifty feet beyond was where a very
light wheeled buggy had turned about,
and where it turned there were other
tracks, looking as if there had been some
Begins on the Alibi Claimed.
He also saw a buggy on Portia id ave
nue and Lako street, a mile and a halt
away from the lake, earlier in the e veninr
and heard some one speak in an excited
voice but he could not swear that it was
ooosman's rig nor that it was a woman
who was in the bugy. Lincoln Bean, R.
A. Plumrrer and John Fay, police officers,
corroborated tho first part of Getchel's
story, but said they did not think much
of the tracks at tho time. Then came the
alibi when Merrill Bartlett, head usher
at the Grand Opera House, stated that he
saw Harry and Miss Bartclson come to
the theater at about 8: 15 o'clock. Nye did
not cross-examine to any extent.
Contradict Clans A. Ullxt.
Edward W. Murphy stated that he was
at the Grand Opera House the night of
Dec. u and saw Hayward there with Miss
Bartelsjn. He saw them go out when the
play was over. Hayward appeared to take
pains to have himself seen and recog
nized. Ole Thorson said he lived at the
house where Blixt said he culled the night
of the murder and stated that there was
a light burn ing there all night, and no
one colled or knocked that night. The
other witnesses were John Walsh, tho
morgue keeper who prepared Miss Gink's
body lor burial, and Terence Connelly,
an undertaker, who had custody of ber
clothing. These grewsomo relics were
examined by the jury in the hunt for
Did the Accused Man Harm.
The witness Murphy actually did Hay
ward harm, for the prosecution has shown
that Harry Hayward took extraordinary
measures to secure tho appearance of an
alibi. His plans in this regard were as
perfect as it was possible to make them,
so the prosecution says, and Murphy's
testimony was corroborative of the asser
tion. FAILED TO SUSTAIN HIS CHARGES.
The ladictinent of Dr. Flower at Peoria
Palls to the Ground.
Peoria, Ills., Feb. 15 At tho fall
term of the circuit court the grand jury
returned a true bill against Dr. K. C.
Flower on the charge of swindling
Dewitt C. Chapman out of a large amount
of property. Tho- indictment was found
on the unsupported testimony of Chap
man, with tho understanding that addi
tional evidence should bo forthcoming at
the next sitting. The evidence was lie
fore the present grand jury, but It was
deemed insufficient and the case was
ignored. The indictment now pending
will be nolle prossed by the state's attor
Tho Wlsconsla Legtslatare.
Madison, Feb. 15. The fight over the
Altamonte bill was the special order of
business in the assembly. Two factions
in Superior are fighting over the matter.
One represented by Senator Mills is
asrainst the project and had succeeded in
getting through the senate a memorial
against the passage of the bilL The me
morial was defeated in the house t to 8f.
The committee on claims reported favora
bly the bill to establish a home for the
feeble minded. Procbnow's A. R. U. bills
were killed without a struggle. The sen
ate held a brief session, three bills of mi
nor importance passed and one killed be
ing the sum total of the work accom
plished. Associated Press OfnceiK.
rHTr w;r Fh IT, The hoard of direct
' ors of the Associated Press met and elect
ed the following officers: President. Vic
tor F. Lawson. Chicago Record and News;
first vice president, Horace White, New
lork Evening Post; second vice presi
dent. John R. McLean, Cincinnati En
quirer; general manager and secretary,
Melville E. Stone; assistant general man
ager and assistant secretary, Charles &
Sam Bosh's Vsrtias Is Dead.
Decattb, Ilia, Feb. 15. Mrs. William
H. Vest died yesterday at her home in
Mount Zion township of Injuries received
when she was assaulted by the negro Sam
Bush. June 1, 3. He was caught by
farmers, put in jail and lynched in irons
uf the court house.
M'BRIDE . GAVE OUT MONEY.
Tore Charges Made la the ratted Mine
CoLCMBCS, O., Feb. 14. A sensation
was sprung in. the meeting of the United
Mine Worker! ot America. Mark Wild,
district organiser of the American Rail
way union under Mr. Debs, being granted
the floor, stated that when the union last
E2C-rniLIIEST M liKIDR.
summer was attempting to stop tho run
ning of trains on the Hocking Valley
road John McBride, at that time presi
dent of the United Mine workers, gave
him ttViO to induce a settlement of the
strike of the railroad men on that road.
Mr. McBrido was not present when this
statement was made, but upon coming
into the convention said he did give Wild
the money as a charitable donation from
some of the coal operators, the strike on
the road having been previously over
come by the railroad company. Mr. Mc
Brido said: "None of the money came
from the railroad company." A commit
tee was appointed by the miners' conven
tion to investigate and report upon the
subject in controversy between ild and
Adams' charges against the National
Mine Workers officials were not sustained.
Tho vote was 103 to 14. Fifteen did not
NOT SUCCESSFUL AT LAW.
Decisions Against the Brooklyn Trolley
tttrlkers by tho Attorney General.
Brooklyn, Feb. 15 Tho striking trol
ley line uien are having less success at
law than they had with their strike. First
they tried to have President Lewis pun
ished for carrying mail signs on cars that
had no mail on board, and failed. Then
they got the aldermen to resolve tho for
feit of all tho company's franchises and
the mayor vetoed that and now the news
comes from Albany that tho attorney
general has denied the application made
by the strikers for permission to bring an
action for the forfeiture of the charter of
the company, on the ground that it was
violating the ten-hour law.
Tho attorney general holds that if the
ten-hour labor law has been violated it
was by the officers of the company and
not by the corporation itself, in conclu
sion the attorney general says: "While it
appears trom the statements made to me
l.y tho applicants for a hearing that the
laws of the state and the city ordinances
may have been violated by individuals, I
am satislicd from a consideration of the
facts presented by the petitioners that
they are not sullicientto Justify the bring
ing of nn aeti in to annul tho charter of
the corporation." "
L pun the application to havo President
Lewis of the Brooklyn Height railroad,
and President Norton, of the Atlantic Av
enue Railroad companies, removed from
their positions Ix-c.uho of allege! viola
tions of the labor law, tho attorney gen
eral holds that tlr o ienso must bj prov
en by legal tvidenci before action can be
taken, which proof l ai not yet been pre
sented to him. "If," ha savs, "it shall
appear from the investigations now or
hereafter to Ise made that it can be estab
lished by competent proof that tho presi
dents of companies hiive broken the law
by exacting excessive hours of labortroin
their employes the coses will receive fur
uit Against Willmm T Brien.
London, Feb. 15 The trial has ended
in London of a suit by solicitor against
Mr. William O'Brien, the well
known Irish member ot parliament, to
recover a balance of 107 which the plain
tiff claims is due him for expenses in
curred by him while acting on Mr.
O Brien s side in the latter s famous suit
against Lord Salisbury. Correspondence
produced ut the trial contained a letter
from Mr. O'Brien in which ho said that
his action against Lord Salisbury was
token on tho advice ot Mr. Hcaly, and
upon Mrs. Parnell's promise that the
costs should be paid out of the party
funds. Mr. O'Briens communication
also said that he regretu-d that the Paris
fund of fhe Irish party was not available
for that purpose.
Verdict was given in favor of the plain
tiff. Have j on ever noticed how jour
system seems to crave special assist-
once in the spring? Just the help re.
uired is given by Hood s barsapirilla.
a mam of tartar tikis i-oworr. Bifbsst of
all is leavening strengths efsst raited Bala
W. T. J
OvtnmttU Fod fesort.
EoTsti kllM rowan Co.. lOt Wall St
20 Per Cent
Discount on Any
Suit or Overcoat in
The House. None
The Blue Front.
The Right Thing
In the Right Place
GREAT ALTERATION IS.
THE CONTRACT will be let this week for our coming improvements. Until
work is commenced you will find it to your interest, your best interest, to look over
your wants in the way of a
SUIT, OVERCOAT, HAT,
CAP, OR FURNISHINGS.
50, 33 k and 25 For Cent M on Every Parcto.
SUITS ADO OVEBCO&TS
Former values $25. $22 and $20
all mast now be closed out.
PRICES AND VALUES TALK!
TAKES YOUR CHOICE.
Can we do or say moie we leave it to you rely upon your own individual judg
ment come look them over examine the values you will be astonished that such
prices can te placed upon well made Tailor garments They are simplv unprecedented
values. Every stitch in the house at GREATLY REDUCED PRICES.
MORRIS LEVI, General
IS JUST WHAT THIS
SHT S H973
Must be feen to be appreciated
all formerly $18, $16 and $15.
THE LAST OF THE GREAT CUT.
TAKES TOUR CHOICE.
- SECONDandBRADY STs.DAVENPORT. IOWA
You can't miss it
SUITS HDD OVEilssOAK
Come see tbem than tell at your
honest opinion. You hare aeen
them for $14. $18 and f 12, bnt
TAKES YOUR CHOICE.