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ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. VOL.XLV. HO. 41. BOCK ISLAHD. ILL. SATURDAY. DECEQXTi 5. 1CS3. P&IC3 TXZSCS CZ2T3. TO CULL CONGRESS. McKinley to Convene the Fifty-fifth, March 15. IS PRACTICALLY ADMITTED. Grand Jury erjChicago Bucket Telegraph Officials Narrowlyte Escape Indictment.-. Washington, Dec. 5. There is practically no Jonger any doubt of the intention of President McKinley to convene the Fifty-fif -h congress in extra sessraaj early next spring. There are several arrival of confid ants of the president-elect direct from Canten who bring the very pos itive announcement of the call of a special session to convene a few days after the 4th of March. This decis ion has been reached after a confer ence with Dingley, chairman of the of the house committee on ways and means. Dingley has been trusted with the privilege of making the de cision known at the proper time. Senator Thurston, of Nebraska, prac tically admits the truth of this, and savs the call will be for about March 15. He declares this course will be pursued repardless of the re sults of the senatorial elections this winter. - Wtatsrn Union OflHolaU Charged. Chicago, Dec. 5. The grand jury has voted indictments against five Western Union telegraph officials in this city on the charge of aiding and abetting bucket shop keepers. This afternoon the grand jury appeared before Judge Hutchinson and said it had voted an indictment against the corporation officers, but the state's attorney had refused to drw it up. Assistant State's Attorney Lynch said he could find no law covering the case. Ton might as well trv to convict a railroad for hauling stolen goods. Judge Hut chinson said Lynch had much exper ience in drawing indictments, and if he believed the conviction could not be secured in this esse he was proba bly correct. He advised the grand iurv to reconsider its action. The iurr according! v returned t3 its room and followed the court's in struotions. Not Draaralt. Dirk, Bat as Bad. Guthrie, Ok.. Dec. 5. It turns ont that the outlaw killed yesterday was not Dynamite Dick, but Black Craig, one of the most notorious highway men in the west, who operated for years in the Indian Territory, Ar kansas, New Mexico and Colorado, having robbed hundreds of travelers and held up dozens of trains, and killed as many men. IlllooUaas Boa McKinley. Canton, Ohio, Dei. 5 Congress men Hopkins and Fobs, of Illinois, called on Maj. McKinley today on their way to Washington. The president-elect engaged most of the time today with Charles U. Dawes, of Chicago, who remained the guest of the family during the night. Dawes left for Washington this afternoon. Tear for a Schooner. Cobourg, Ont., Dec. 5. The schooner. Pic ton, coal ladi n, from Oiwego for this port, has been out since Wednesday. It is feared she foundered in Wednesday's gale. She carried a crew of seven. Escaping Gas Cantos Doatb. Boston, Dec. 6. Escaping gas in two houses in the Boxbury district caused the death of three persons by asDbfxiatlon. Four others are likely to die. Iabamaa Me'a Dead. Newark. Ohio, Deo. 5. Mrs. A. F. Gleisner, formerly of La Salle, 111 , hot and instantlv killed her iofant child this morning and then probably fatally shot himself. Jem R. Follows Bortously III. New York. Deo. 6. Col. John B Fellows, the well known politician lies at the point ot death in this city of gastritis. Water Coatlaaaa to Rom o. Chiooewa Fallf, Deo. 5 The water fell 37 inches yesterday and rose 11 last night. It is stationary today. Yon can't be w 11 if your blood is impure, bat yon may have pnreblool and good health by taking Hood's Sarsaparills. Dr. Kay's Renovator is perfectly ate, mild and yet certain in effect. So oenta. DUN'S REVIEW OF BUSINESS. Redaction la the Failure Record aa Es pecially Important Feature. New York. Dec 5. R. G. Dun Sc Co.' weekly review of trade says: . The classified failures for November show a gratifying reduction compared with October, and are especially important as show Ins that the peculiar dis turbance during the presidential cam paign which swelled failures $36,000, 000 in August and September did not prevent quick return to a monthly ag gregate scarcely greater than that of May. Defaulted liabilities in eleven months have been S198.73S.459, against (118,544.202 last year, the increase be ing only J14,00Q,eO-outside of those two nnsat; and this remaining increase only 10 per cent, was also in part e to the alarm during the campaign. decline of failures to about 40 per cent, of the September aggregate gives stronger ground for the confi dence so generally expressed. Ground for confidence is also found in the abandonment of two of the largest com binations by which the iron industry has been retarded, and the possibility that two others will be abandoned. Wool manufacturing is waiting, and while more concerns are at work the new demand improves but little with more favorable weather. Speculative sales of wool continue large. In the cotton manufacture there Is little change, though goods are selling bet ter, but with many added works pro duction exceeds present demand. Wheat rose to the close last week, but gradually reacted, and broke sharply on Friday, closing 2 lower for the week. Failures for the week have been 879 in the United States, against 324 last year, and in Canada bo, against 52 last year. MICHIGAN MEN AT CANTON. They Go to Urge General Alger for the Portfolio of War. Canton. O., Dec. 5. Colonel Hooker, of Detroit: President Angell, of Michi gan university, Ann Arbor; F. J. O'Brien, of Grand Itapida; M. S. Brew er, of Fontiac; Byron M. McCutcheon, of Grand Rapids; G. M. Hopkins, of Saginaw; J. S. Kidd, of Ionia county; Colonel H. M. Duffield. of Detroit; President Ba brock, of the Michigan club, Detroit; Hon. George Splading, ex-secretary of state; A. J. Connant, Hon. A. T. Bliss, of Saginaw, and Hon. Samuel Stevenson, of Menominee, con stituted a Michigan party which ar rived here shortly after 1 o'clock yes terday afternoon. They drove direct to Major McKinley's residence, where conference was held. The party re turned last night. A member of the party said in so many words that they were here In an endeavor to advance the chances of General Alger for the war portfolio. Representative S. M, Stephenson, of Michigan, was also here, but not as a momber of this party. He merely stopped over on his way to Washing ton, as did also Representative John A. T. Hull, of Des Moines, la. La Fayette Young, editor of the Iowa Daily Capitol, of Des Moines, la., and Mr. G. M. Reynolds, president of Des Moines National bank, made a social call during the afternoon. RECEPTION TO MRS. SHERIDAN. CnveUing of a Tainting Showing "Little 1'hil" on His Memorable Hide. Philadelphia, Dec. 5. Mrs Philip H. Sheridan, widow of the illustrious gen eral, was accorded a notable reception at the Hotel Lafayette last night, inci dental to the unveiling of John Mul- vaney's picture of " Little Phil" mak ing his famous ride. During the recep tion Mrs. Sheridan, her son Phillip H. Sheridan, Jr., and her father. General Rucker, stood in front of the veiled picture. Near at hand was Governor Hastings, his wife and his entire uni formed staff; ex-Governor and Mrs. Pattison, and other prominent Penn sylvaninns. At 8:40 p. m., to the accompaniment of music, the son of the dead warrior drew the cord which released the flags from the rainting. and as the work came into view it was greeted with tumultuous applause. The canvas is 11 hy 0 foet. and the dusty road from vVinchestrr occupies the center, with picture of Sheridan on horseback the commanding feature. Met to Arrauge a Lumber Combine. Savannah. Ca.. Dec. 5. Fifteen large mill owners of the west arived here yesterday on a tour of inspection of the south in compan- with members of the Southern Fine company. In the party are Hugh Bellis. a London capitalist O. H. Ingram, his son Charles Ingram, J. T. Barber and H. H. Havden, of Eau Claire. Wis.; W. J. Toung. of Clinton la., and others. The object of the visit is to pave the way. if possible, for combine between the lumber mill own crs of this section and those of the west and northwest. Explains a Mysterious Death. Cincinnati. Dec. 5. The mystery of the killing of Thomas Joy last Monday nigm nas been explained by a confes sion from James Welton, a park rtollce man. He confessed to the coroner that he and Joy met at Muldoon's saloon on the sidewalk, and that both had been drinking. They became involved In a scuffle over a revolver, when It was acldentally discharged. This confes sion removes suspicion from Muldoon and Farrell. w-ho have been arested charged with murder. Norfolk Cat OAT from the World. Norfolk, Vs., Dec 5. Norfolk was cut off from the outside world by the severe blizzard which struck this vicin ity on Wednesday evening. Transpor tation was delayed in every way from one to nine hours. There are at least -.. telegraph poles down along the Norfolk and Western railroad, between this city and Suffolk, a distance of only twenty miles. No Ohio Maa la the Cabinet. New York. Dec. 5. Congressman Charles S. Grosvenor. of Ohio. Is In the city. In an interview he said: -I do not think- Mr. Hanna or any other Ohioan will be in the cabinet. I do not think we will have any tariff legislation this session," TAKING HER TIME. Venezuela Not in a Hurry Over, the Guiana Case. -- HOT A V0ED IROH EES, 80 FAS, Aa to Whether 01aeys Efforts la Her Be half Are Satisfactory Aadrado Ca Route to Washing-toa from Caracas, Oat That Is All That Is Known Possibility That She May Want a Chaago la the Boandary Agreement. Washington, Dec. 5. Minister And- rade, of Venezuela, will sail from La Guayara. the seaport of Caracas, on the 10th Inst., arriving at New York about the 17th and coming direct to Washington to present in person to Ol ney the position of the Venezuelan au thorities bo far as determined at pres ent on the British-Venezuela settle ment. James J. Storrow. who accom panied him, is expected to return at the same time. They went to Caracas for the special purpose of laying before President Crespo and his associates a copy of the Olney-Salisbury agreement. Their eany return is a great surprise. Since their departure little has come from Venezuela further than a gen eral statement that tne outlook was promising for an accei-tance of the agreement and treaty. Now that they have determinf-d to return at thin early day without awaiting the assembling of the Venezuelan congress it is felt that their meeting with President Crej po has developed some definite line of action on the part of Venezuela. Venexuela May Want a Change. So far as can be learned at the state department the nature of the informa tion which Senor Andrade will bring has not been anticipated by advice to the department. The only information available is the brief cablegram an nouncing his early return. This was sent from Caracas on Thursday. From the circumstances attending the mis sion of Andrade and Storrow It is felt that their return means either one of two things, viz: A satisfactory under standing, of else a desire on the part of the Venezuelan authorities to secure some change in the terms of the agree ment. Silence Canoes Much Conjeetnre. The complete silence of the Vene zuelan officials up to the present time has been a matter of considerable sur prise and conjecture among officials here. The newspapers of Caracas and Maracaibo, the two principal cities. have been received here, but no men' tlon is made of the arbitration agree ment, although they date for about a week after the public announcement of the -terms of the agreement. Ap- pari ntly the only topic of discussion In Venezuela at this time Is the election of a president, to succeed General Cres po, who Is ineligible under the consti tution for re-election. It had been ex pected?- that speedy , action would be taken to have the Venezuela congress pa?s upon the agreement. COMPLICATION THAT HAS ARISEN. Venezuela Congress May Not Art Before February, la All Probability. On this, however, a complication has arisen. The regular session opens Feb. 20, so that a delay until then made it unlikely that the entire question could be closed up before Secretary Olney'a administration of the Hate department closed. This led to the belief among officials here that President Crespo would call a special session of con gress, but this developed another com plication. The constitution of Vene zuela provides that a notice of thirty days shall be given as to any extra ses sion. At best, therefore, congress could not be got together until about the middle of January. Thus far no word has been received that an extra session will be called. In any event any action by the Venezuelan congress will have to be within a few weeks of Mr. OIney's retirement. The distance be tween Washington and Caracas and the lack of facilities for ready comma nication impose further restrictions on closing up the settlement. Aside from the action of the Vene zuelan congress on the agreement as a whole it is believed that the return of Senor Andrade will make clear the position of all parties as to the fifty year clause, which is the essential fea ture of the settlement. Schoniburgk be gan projecting his lines in July. 1841, so that if the terriotry within this line is to be treated as "occupied" the oc cupancy dates back fifty-five years. and is five years more than thearbitra tion agreement requires In order to constitute lawful possession. From the British standpoint this fifty-year clause ismostfavorableto them.and it has been feared that Venezuela would take ex ception to it as affording a pretext for the acceptance of the Sschomburgk line as final; Issued a Fraud Order. Washington. Dec.S. Postmaster Gen eral Wilson yesterday isued a fraud or der against the Western Letter Brok erase company, of 27 Twenty-fourth place. Chicago. The concern claims to possess a host of compromising medical letters and in lieu of the demanded tee threatens to deliver the letters to schem ing blackmailers, "hands that have no mercy and will stoop to almost every crime on the calendar. Japan Has Coal Oil of Her Own. Washington. Dec. 6. Consul General Mclvor at Kanagawa, Japan, has sent renort to the state department showing the increase In the production of kerosene oil In Japan. This Increase was from 1.172.77 gallons in 18 to ,OM,46s gallons in 14. OSsrlal Cantmsa la Oregon Salem, Dec 5. The official canvass of the vote of Oregon in tne late presidential election shows that 87,348 Totes were cast, divided as follows: McKinley, 48.711; Brran. 4U.739-. Palmer. 97V; Levering, 1; McKinley's plurality. 1,972. Cot. FeUows Critically 111. New York, Deo 5. Last night Colonel Fellows, the noted Democratic politician, was In a critical conait.on. iwo pnysi- dans remained with him all evening. Bis ailment is gasttlUa, MONETARY CONFERENCE CALL. OflV-bU Invitation to Basiness Mea to Oo to Indianapolis J mm. IS. Indianapolis. Dec. S. The executive committee In charge of the arrange- menfs for the currency reform conven tion to meet in this city on Jan. 12, has agreed upon the following firm of call for a monetary convention of bus iness men: "The representatives of the boards of trade, chambers of commerce and sim ilar commercial bodies of the cities of Chicago. St. I.ou!s, Cincinnati. Milwau kee. .Minneapolis. St. Paul. Louisville. Columbus. Cleveland, Toledo. Grand Kapldj and Indianapolis, in conference asembled at the city of Indianapolis on the 1st day of December, is, after due deliberation do hereby call a non partisan convention to meet at the city cf Indianapolis on the 12th day of Jan uary, 1897. to be composed of represen tative business men chosen from boards of trade, chamber of commerce, com mercial clubs or other similar commer cial bodies in cities of 8.000 or more In habitants, according to the census of 1890 the liasis of representation to be as tabulated and according to the pop ulation of such cities for the purpose of considering and suggesting such leg islation as miry in their Judgment be necessary to place the currency sys tem of the country upon a 8"und and permanent liasis." The balance of the call Is an argument justifying the pro p-sed a tlon by the business men. rarweil Would lio to the Beast. Chicago. Doc. 5. The Tlmes-Heral this morning says that Charles B. Far- well, of this city, is a candidate fur United Siatts senator from litinUs. ABBREVIATED TELEGRAMS. Daniel Howell, forman of the Zlnk Woolen mill at Columbus Grove, O.. was caught In the machinery and ground to pieces before the machinery could be stopped. Advices received from Lilieria an nounce that the president of that re public. Joseph James Chessman, died on Nov. 11. , Colonel Mapleson's Imperial Opera company has disbanded at Boston as a result of the strike of the orchestra fur back salaries. Director Skiff, of the Field Columbian Museum. Chicago, has made his report for the year ended ctober laft. The receipts for the period have bef n I1S8. 66: disbursements, ST56.990, leaving a balance of 11.776. Obituary: At Taris, George N. Curtis. Mrs. Nathan Franko. of New York. At Brooklyn. Fitzjamcs Stranhan, SS. At Areola, Ills.. Ir. L. A. Lade. SS. At Flkhorn. Wis.. Christian Casselman. . At Greenlmrg. Ind.. Aquilla I'.ariden. 84. At rVatterwof1. 8. D.. Klihu Gran ger, formerly a Chicago nldi-niuin. PI. Green B. CraWtree. who killed Dr. Isaac N. CoftVe. preld-nt of the Illi nois board of pharmacy at Cairo, has been indicted for manslaughter. Kurds are reported to have destroyed the villages of Mainouri.t-1'l-Ax.z In Armenia and masac red the Inhabitants. Stories are afloat In Chicago po litical circles to the t-fT.it thut Chief Badenoch will l ho.itned for the nfltcc of postmaster in the event of Ilising becoming a mayoralty candidate. The will of G?orgr Bliss, of Canton, Tex, makes bequests of tlSo.ooo to number of Institutions. Yale college gets tiO.000. A torpedo boat claimed to lie capable of destroying any sa coast toa-ndexpite the efforts of an entire navy has lieen constructed at Baltimore. The builder declines to state for whom it was b.illt- Dr. Thomas Powell, of Columbia. Mo.. claims to be able to inoculate the hu man system so as to render It Im pervious to germ diseases. The battleship Texas, which has been undergoing repairs in New York. Is aid to be comparatively worthless in its present condition. Hanna Leaves far Waahingtoa. Cleveland. Dec. 5. Chairman M. A. Hanna. accompanied by National Com- riitteeman Henry C. Payne, left Cleve land yesterday for Washington. Han na stated that he would probably re main in Washington alxiul a week. Steamer As rou ad ut Mackinaw. Mackinaw City. Mich, Dec. 6. The steamer Fay went hard aground at Scott's point at S o'clock yseterday morning during the thick snow storm. She It in a bad position. f aiiot aj Joins the Prophets. New York, Dec. 5. A World special from Madrid fays that Premier Canovas has assured the queen that President Cleveland's message will in nowise be unfavorable o Sua in. To Curs a CuM la Van Day Take laxative Bromo Quinine Tab lets. All drujrzists refunJ the money if it fails to cure. 25 eenU For Faoamoafea Dr. J. C. 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