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VOL XLIH 170 183 BOCK ISLAITD, ILL. WEDHESDAY, 1IAT 22. 1835. FBXG2 IXZBS3 CZ3I3. t t. BIG POSSIBILITIES Hanging on the Edge of the In come Tax Decision. MUCH WORK FOB THE CL AIM AGENTS Provided Thoaa Who Fiid IaeonM Tax la Wr Times Wonld 14k tn bin CUlu far Ta.tr lrl Grandchildren Var. gaas Comments on Ih. Deciaion Effect a the National Income aa Viewed ay Vanlfamrand Ota.rs. VTashisgtox, May 2i The income tzx decision its effect upon the revenues and the probabilities of an extra session of congress to provide means for supply ing the deficit are the chief subjects of discussion in official and political circles. Senator Morgan said the decision leaves the taxing powers of the government in a state of wreca. "It will requlra a long time for us to gather up the fragments. Principle taxation which were con sidered well "settled are torn up by this decision." "How will the qnastion come up in the scnatef" y "In connection with Ulb question of re 'finding the STi.OJO already collected, and lao refund of. cotton, whisky, beer and tobacco taxes. All those taxes are a much direct taxes as the tax on personal ty and as unconstitutional, according to resteiday's decision of the supremo court." "What can cngres9 dot "Of course," replied Morgan, ''congress will have to accept the decision, but an amendment to the constitution is always 4 possible." Opens Vp a Big; Line of Kcfnndt. Of course the t.,-U collected oi the in come tax this year will ba refunded, but is Morgan hints the decision may reach back to tho war income tax indeed, as Morgan and mar. others hold, it does. If ihat tax is to bo refunded it means that :be treasury will have to pay t35U,0U),00O back to the people, for that was, approxi mately, the sum collected from Incomes during the war. These who are sroing to make claims, however, need not expect to handle the money. Uncle Sam is notori ously slow pay in matters of this kind. He will haggle and dicker until the orig inal claimants have sold their claims to brokers and then object to paying the brokers on the ground thnt they are "money sharks I' vide French spoliation claim 4. Effect on Unrlo Snnis Income Senator Faulkner said that he thought there was no danger of an extra session and no earthly chance for one. He added: "Kven with this loss of income there is a comfortable condition of the treasury- It hf.s today W. 000,103 surplus in addition to the gold reserve, and I tin sure that will bo sufficient to last until the meeting nf coneress. The country will not suffer so much from a lack of legislation as it would from a session of congress." representative UpdegrafT said: "The tax was not an unpopular one in the west. However, I think the court did well to declare th t whoio act void after It had been devitalized by the first, judgment. I see no necessity for an extra session of congress now." Neither Kstra ?flou Nor Bnnd Iaa. Membt-rs of the administration who arc undoubtedly fully acquainted with the president's views and purposes state j unhesitatingly that on extra session of J coiigri-ss is Out nf the question. Nor is there the least likelihood of another bond Issue. The treasury now has a balance of over $IS2,UOU,000 which is available for all purposes, nnd this amount is more likely to be increased than diminished during the next few months. It Is argued that the approaching fruit canning sea son is certaiu to make a largely increased demand for sugar, which, owing to the small supply on hand, must be imported. The revenues from this source are confi dently expect' d to rench several millions, and this added to the largo amounts which will very soon begin to come in from renewed liquor licenses will largely augment the revenues, even should the customs nor me-t present expectations. Lrk)" Euiplo) Will Its Pnnished. No uneasiness is felt at the internal rev enue bureau as to the danger of the con tents ol income tax returns being divulged by employes. Should. however.any employe be detected in making public any informa tion he may have obtained while in gov ernment employ no time or expense would be spared In bringing him to justice. SEW IOBK WORLD CUABGES. tr. Salmoa Keplir. to Statnanta Made la a fee ham Uraat Paper. Washington. May Dr. Salmon, chief of the bureau of animal industry, raid concerning recent charges made by the New York World: "If I have been working In the interest of the packers all these years that I have been at the heed of this bureau, those gentlemen have beer; very slow to appreciate my tfforts. They opposed me when eradicating pleuro pneumonia; they tried to prevent the adoption of regulations guarding against Texas fever; tuey declared that the in spection and tagging of export cattle was absurd and impracticable; they tried to make it appear that a microscopic inspec tion of pork was impossiuie wunout ue laying the operations of the abattoirs. "They claim that the Investigational to the existence of a beef trust is an un justifiable damage to their business and the have latelv comnlained to the tarv that I am prejudiced against theru and do not treat them fairly. It they are now convinced that I am, after all, their best friend it will be good evidence that the millennium has at last been reached. statements discrediting our inspection mar. however, cause incalculable dam num to our foreimi trade which would affect the entire country, and they may even break down our domestic inspection. which is yet in its infancy and in which every consumer is vitally interested. "The principal efforts' of this bureau have been directed to the establishment of an Inspection service which would be ai substantial benefit to our p . This is entirely, independent of tf trichina lnspccUon,. "- -witlidra vrs" oi 11 eon . , sumption the many carcassei affected ; ' with such diseases as tubercuIWa. acti Mmvoosia. blood txdsonlng- veWOtutia, bog cholera, etc,' which are both repug nant and dangerous to the consumer. During the last year 16.71-3 carcasses were condemned and tanked on account of such diseases. The trichina inspection is not a part of the domestic meat inspec tion and the carcasses have not yet been condemned and tanked, because Secretary Morton has not felt certain of his author ity to do this. "As the department is scolded by the commission men and packers for injuring their business with its investigations, and by The World on the ground that it is favoring the packers, the people will probably conclude that it really occupies the conservative middle ground and is conducting its business without fear or favor. If, however. The World's publica tion has the effect of increasing the in terest and knowledge of the American people concerning meat inspection, and ol bringing them to realize that thtir sup port is needed to secure its perfection no one will be more pleased than will Secre tary Morton and myself." Fires a Lot of Ta Collectors. Washington, May 22. Commissioner Miller, of the internal revenue bureau, has sent the following message to all col lectors of customs: Dispense with the services of all persons employed under al lowances made for the Income tax work at the cloe of business on the Sfith lust,, reporting at ence the numocr discon tinued and salary and expense allowed to each. Seattle Ban Suspend. Washington. May Sri. Mr. K-.kels, the Tomptroller of the currency, received a telegram stating that the Merchants' Xi tional bank of Seattle, Wash., had sus pended. JThe bank's capital was tiJO.noA HAD ANOTHER SHARP DEBATE. Preibylerians Oet Into a Cnntrorcnv Aboat Union Seminary. FlTTsF.rnc. May a;. The "storm ccn V'r" at New York made itself felt in the atmosphere of the Presbyterian general assembly at Pittsburg again. The winds of debate had only just cleared the eccle siastical sky of the clouds of assembly cot. t nil ot seminaries when another cloud from Xew York loomed lip In sight. But it was only a passing thunder cloud an 1 was dissipated with only three puff of wind, one of which was furnished by Fi ler Sterry himself acting as the mouth piece of members ot the New York pres bytery's delegation. The question to the fore was the re-olec tion of certain men who are connected with Union seminary to the position of members of the board of home missions. Apparently them was considerable oppo sition, but it failed to develop enough courage to stand up and be counted. 'I'iio responsibility and credit for the action of the assembly In rejecting the proposal of the New York delegate are generally given to Dr. John Hall, who reached Pittsburg yesterday morning. His attention was called to the report that Union men were to bo turned down, and he set about nega tiving such proposals. Another matter which promised to bring out opposition was the erection ot a but ling for the use of the mission boards in w York at a cost of f ,7o0,0 0. But even the opposition ot Elder McDougall, of Cincinnati, failed to make itself ef fective. Most of the sessions of the day were devoted to the missionary and be nevolent interests of the denomination. ILLINOIS WEATHER-CROP REPORT. Coder the Circumstances Cora and Pota toes Are Favored. Chicago, May 22. The Illinois weath er-crop bulletin says:. The continuation ot cool cloudy weather, after the severe freeso of the first of last week, with sharp frosts on the 17th and 0th, has rather been an advantage to the corn and potatoes which were cut down by the frost, and gives them an opportunity to reappear which high temperatures would not do. The damage having been fol lowed by a week of unfavorable growing weather warmth and sunshine are now needed to cause more vigorous growth and to germinate sown seed. The outlook for a large fruit crop in most southern counties is still promising. but central and northern counties will scarcely recover from the freeze Corn, potatoes and gardens, where permanent ly injured, can yet be replanted with suf ficient time in the season still before the farmer to make a good crop if no later disaster develop. The principal wheat growing counties (southeasl) report wheat badly damaged by drought, chinch bngs and the Hesian fiy. and many fields are being plowed for corn. One matter that came up w as an over ture as to the use ot "individual" com munion cups. By a standing vote, with very few in the negative, the churches were urged not to muke the change con templated. The regulation of Young Peo ple's Societies of Christian Endeavor was relegated to the sessions oi tne inaiviaual churches. Chkeago t eed the Toboggan. Chicago, May VS. The toboggan the Philadelphia club brought along was used by the Colts wit h great effect in yes terday's game. Following are the League scores at base ball: At Chicago Phila delphia 15, Chicago S; at Pittsburg Washington 7. Pittsburg 1 : at Cleveland Brooklyn 7. Cleveland 13; at Cincinnati Boston 7, Cincinnati 1U; at St. Louis New York It. fct. Lous 1; at Louisville Baltimore 8, Louisville 7. Mrs. Smith aa lajarrd Woman. - DcixTfl, May VS. Mrs. Samuel 0, Smith, of Detroit, who was brought hern on a charge ot forgery made by Mrs. Mary Cameron, also of Detroit, and who was victimised of J,W0 and then twice at tempted suicide, was discharged by Judge Davtison in the municipal police court. The bank cfiicials declare that Mrs. Smith was not the woman who got the cash and this established her innocence completely. maw. A. coeaplota. 30IT, May 1 Dispatches from Michigan sd eclaxe that the. de- lion of grapes. Strawberries,, and ten- ItfgpM in many sections by Monday night's feiBtt atnil f hjit thai .lama rru fcsh f . rmar. 1 anlfruit growers has been enormous. Hood's Sarsaparilla gives great bodily, nerve, mental and digestive strength, simply because it purifies. J vitalizes and enriches the blood. CAREER WAS BRIEF Recently Proclaimed President of Cuba Killed. - I0SE MABTI GOES DOWH IN BATTLE. Report That Conn and Estrada, Two Other lasargent Leader. Are Either Iead or Wounded Heavy Blow So the Cuban Casta Struck Coder the Direction of CoL soleedo, the Spanish Uffioer Lately Killed by Floridaa Advieej. Havana, May 23 An engagement dis astrous to the rebels was fought in east ern Cuba in which Jose Marti, who was proclaimed president ot the revolution ary party, was killed and his body pos itively identified. Ceneral Salcedo, re ceived positive information that a band of insurgents under the. command of the well-known leaders, Jose Marti, Maximo Gomez, Masso and Barrero, had taken up a line of march to pass the river Cauto in the direction of Victoria de las Tunas with the design of marching upon Puerto Principe. Colonel Salcedo, confident of the accuracy of his information, de spatched Colonel Sandoval with a de tachment of troops to march in pursuit of the rebel band. Colonel Sandoval found the enemy encamped at a point between Uijas and Boca de Dosrios on the right Bide of the Contramacste river, a small tributary to the Canto. The strip of land between the two rivers is high, thus making a strong position. Woo the Flint with a Chare. Nevertheless Colonel Sandoval attacked the camp and found bis troops harassed by a scattering 11 ro of single shots from covert. The light lasted for an hour in this manner, at the end of which time the Spanish troops advanced and took the enemy's position, dividing the insurgent force on the narrow strip of land by their advance and compelling tbo rebels to Uy. The Spanish troops hotly pursued and came upon the bod; of Jose Marti, which was later positively identified. Of the rebels, twenty were killed and many of their number were wSjn(ed and left in the camp when they tooH jlight. Important Correspondence Captured. The Spaniards took some correspondence of the rebel leaders, among which are some important papers. ' The arms and horses of the insurgents were also takeu. Tift; Spaniards lost livo killed and seven wounded in the engagement. The insur gent prisonors who wore taken say Gomes and Kstrada are either dead or wounded. The political effect of this event is die ouraging to the cause of the insurgents. A few days ago Cuban advices sent to Floridn asserted that Colonel Salcrdo had been killed by the rebels. As ho directed ihe fight described above these advices seem to be inaccurate. HORRIBLE CRIME IN MISSOURI. two Yoaoff Girls Murdered by aa Un known One Hotly Recovered. ST. Joseph, May 22. Several days nso Ada and May Wolfenberger, aged 16 ami 10 years resjiectively, daughters of the proprietor of the Midway hotel at Ore gon, mysteriously disappeared. Fisher men using a seine in the Missouri river nerfr here have brought up the body of Ado. The arms of the girl were pinioned behind her and her. legs were bound to gether with a strong cord. There was other evidence of foul play. The body apparently had been in the water three days or more. Further drag ging of the river failed to reveal the body of Mav, but the search will be continutd. Complete mystery surrounds the case. It is supposed the girls were enticed away from home and murdered after first be ing ravished. The Veterans Called Her "Comrade." QriNCT, Ills., May 22. Mrs. Emma Lippincott, matron ot the Illinois Soldiers home, is dead. She was the widow of Genera! Charles E. Lippin cott, eight years auditor ot state and first superintendent of the soldiers home. General Lippincott was killed in a run away five months after his incumbency. and his widow has c inducted the hospital at the home ever since and was loved by every soldier. She was called "comrado by all veterans. She was years old. Convention of R .11 war Trainmen. Galesbukg, Ills., May Si. The conven tion of the Brotherhood ot Railway Train men listened to speeches from Grand Mas ter Frank Sargent and Grand Secretary F. W. Arnold, of the Brotherhood of Lo comotive Firemen, urging a closer federa tion of railroad labor organizations. Ihe matter of Grand Master Wiiklnson'sresig natlon raised a spirited debate, and action was again postponed. He desired to with draw his resignation, but was not permit ted to do so. Italaney Maintains Hie Ianocer.ee. KaU CI.AIUK, Wis., May 2 Tho pro ceedings begun ag .inst James G. Du- laney. mayor of it:ce Lake, by Ctshi-r Thompson, nf the I'hippewa Valley bank here, have rppsrently come to a full stop. The bank olhcials apparently came to the belief that there hod been some misunder standing. Dulauey remains here and stoutly maintains his Innocence. Lawler an tho aide ot tho ttmad Army. GEE EX BAT, Y.'la., May 22. Conimandr er-in-Chief Lawler, of the G A. II , said last night: "I can safely say that there will be no Grand Army posts at the dedi cation ot the Confederate monument in Chicago Memorial Day. I have not cared to rusn into print on this matter, but I amVkt the side of the Grand Army on this question H V AlloaW If tea Method lieoe rally. WsCrrft-'Mich., May AS. The Bay county1 jbia jury, which has been in ses sion lifee since March II. has concluded its laV X It returned in all fiTty-eight insUoaav Es, and handed in a general re ar ling alleged extravagant expen- vouniy lunasaria mono aieuiuua I or A To the eounrv offices. Insane Man Uufi Hinrair. Mouse, Ills.. May 22. J. II. Erriekson, years old, banged himself at night In his father's barn in South Moune town ship while insane. The budy was diaC-iV etvd next morning. 4 Absolutely Pure. A cream of tartar taking powder. Highest of sll In leavening streaeth. Latttt Crittd 8tale Vrtmmut Food Eeport. Rovsl. suira rowBEt Co.. ins Wall SL. St. T. 7 Per Cent Loans GoYerieit Bonds. The follqwinjr is a partial list of completed gilt-edged first mortgage loans on hand, 1 which we offer for sale, sub ject to previous selections, for their face and accrued interest, These loans have been . carefully selected by us, and are first-class in every recpect. They are all 7 pek cent net to the inves tor. We have many other loan 9 to offer, if these are not in amounts to suit the investor: fair Cans Value of Statritv. $4,800 2,560 3,000 2,500 2,800 4.000 1,000 3.000 2,500 3.400 4.800 90C 1.500 2,100 1,500 3,560 1.000 Per amount. Vxt. Ttmt. 12,200 7 5 yrs 800 7 5 yrs 500 7 6 yrs 900 7 h yrs 200 7 b yrs 2,000 7 5 yrs 300 7 5 yrs 1,000 7 5 yrs 875 7 5 yrs 1,500 7 5 yrs 2,000 7 5 yrs 400 7 5 yrs P00 7 5 yrs 440 7 5 vrs 600 7 5 yrs 1,200 7 5 yrs 2.0 7 ; 5 yrs The securities we offer are especially adapted for the investment of savings and trust frnds, as our personal attention to all the details of the loan, from its d.tte to its maturity, relieves the hold er from all annoyance except to present his coupon to us for collection. For further information call at the of fice of JACKSON & HURST, Masonic Temple. GEO. Ft BOTH, san. Lean Department. Bennett's Glove Store BASE BALL SUPPLIES. X z M D O O 02 w C3 3 12 C w Z o o w 33 g c xt a -a p. 4a0 r a D 73 a 2 02 G!oves M . Leggings CaO is THE When new Clothes are so cheap, and so good, and so stylish, don't go 'round as if you were a parlor sofa instead of a human being, and an intelligent one. Last summer's suit may do this season, but we doubt it out cf style at least. What! afraid of the price? Afraid of $7.42 for a good business suit, a suit that the other fellows will ask you $12 to SI 5 for and no better. This is your last chance at this special suit sale at $7.42. BIG STORE. We Make a Specialty of BIG VALUES AND- LOW PRICES We show the largest s ock of Mattings in the tri-cities, which we are closing at sac rifice prices. Don't Miss It. You miss it if you miss seeing us before buying. Hie IM Furniture I Carpet Co., S24. 32C, 328 I5ra.lv St DAVENPORT LONDON. gasfcTslaiairTlt Don't Wear Fringe On your Trousers and Sleeves Sustain Home industry On Tap everywhere. Only Union labor employed. The Rock Island Brewing Company, success ors to George' Wagner's Atlantic Brewery, I. Huber's City Brewery and Raible & Stengel's Rock Island Brewery, as well as Julius Junge's .Bottling Works, has one of the most complete Brewing establishments including Bottling de partment in the country. The product is the very best Beer is bottled at the brewery and delivered to any part of the tri-cities, and may be ordered direct from the head offices on Mo line avenue by Telephone. See our New And Latest Suits. Our purpose in advertising is to let everybody who buys clothing chat is all mankind here about know that our suitings are in, and ths finest ever displayed In the city. . You rc respectfully invited to call and see the latest in patterns and styles. . j Call and leave your order. j J. B. 7JMT.T P.- Star Block, opposite Harper Hoezz BLUE FRONT. Call for Rock Island Brewing Co. Beer. - '