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VOL. XLV. HO. 66 BOCK IBLAHD. TT.I... THURSDAY, JAHUAHT 7. 1697. TAKES ASHORT REST. Illinois Legislature Adjourns Until Monday. AFTER CANVASSING THE VOTE. A Few Election Contests In cidentally Heard. The News From Washington Events of the Day. SpringtieM, 111., Jan. 7. Two con tested election cases were laid be fore the house; those of L. A. Kirby against R. B. English in the Forty seventh district, and J. W. Bach, rack against Henry Andrews and V. H. Vovey in the Tenth district. In the senate the election contest of Berry, republican, against Mani fold, democrat, now occupying the seat from the Twenty-eighth district, was referred to the committee on elections. The senate proceeded to joint ses sion for the purpose of canvassing the vote of the late election, the members going ts the house. The senate and house in joint ses sion canvassed the result of the late election of state officers and ad journed till Monday when the inau guration will take place. Hefor tha Way Bad Mean Committer. Washington, Jan 7. The first speaker before the ways and means committee on the schedule on woolen manufactures, was S. N. D. North, of Boston, secretary of the National Wool Manufacturers1 association. He said the association asked for moderate protection which would enable thm to open their mills, but not an excessive duty and promi nence. Plncrae'a Motions. Lansing. Mich., Jan. 7 The legis lature in joint session this afternoon listened to the address of the incom ing Gov. PiLgree. He recommended the abolishment of party conven tions, which he asserted had become the medium of the trickster, for bri bery and fraud, and advocated that instead a direct vote through the Australian ballot system in nom inating candidates be taken. What AUUon Ban to Bay. Washington, Jan. 7 Senator Al lison arrived today from Canton. He says his conference with McKinley yesterday was of a confidential char acter and therefore he is not at lib erty to discuss it. Ho would say, however, that he would not be in Mo Kinley's cabinet. Two II n ha Suspend. Preston, Minn.. Jan. 7. -The Bank of Canton at Canton and the Citizens1 Bank o f Lamesboro, owned by Field, Kelsey & Co., have suspended. Orjan In Chicago. Chicago, Jan. 7. W. J. Bryan ar rived today. He will speak this evening at the banquet of the Bryan league in honor of Andrew Jackson day. .lawalera Fall. New York, Jan. 7. J. H. John ston company, jewelers, have failed. The liabilities are 219, 000, the as sets $201,030. Telricraph Hrlcfa. Professor It. A. Morley resigned the presidency of the Northern Illinois col lege at Fulton ami the board of UuaUies electeil Professor J. E. Bit linger to suc ceed him. Andy" Ryan, a horseman in No. 4 Enpine company. Kansas City, has) keen suspended from the Kansas City fire de partment because he was to thick with the Blue Cut thugs. Hon. Hoke Smith, ex-secretary Of the Interior, has left for Washington. SJBMTC he will be the guest ly special invita tion at the annual dinner to he tendered the memlers of the cabinet by Presi dent Cleveland this evening. The Madrid Epoca publishes a formal" denial that the government has any in tention of superseding General Weyler tu captain general of Cuba. Tlic Heliotrope. The heliotrope is an emblem of devo tion. This idea was probably suggested by the curious habit presented by this flower of turning its face toward the sun. Mconj'8 poetical lines about the sunflower turning on her god where he sets the same look that she turned when lie rose is not founded on fact. The sun flower is not a heliotrope aud docs not turn to face the smi. Old School rnlitmrsa. "Undo Simon, what is lud fa.-bicned politeness?'' "It is a way people ucd to have of askings man about his health and then listening until be got through reply ing. ' 'Chicago Record. CASE OF THE MEADOWCROFTS. Reasons Why Governor Altgeld Commuted Their Prison Sentence. Chicago, Jan. ". The latest case of executive clemency In this state was that of the Meadowcrcft brothers, bankers, who were convicted In the ccurt here of receiving deposits right up to the hour of failure. In commut ing their sentence to sixty days in jail Governor Altgeld says he acts on the advice of the trial Judge and states at torney. The Judge says he did not rec ommend clemency. His letter to the governor says: It was shown at the trial that at the time of death of the father of de fendants the bank was insolvent." He further says: "No moral turpitude In the sense as usually applied to criminal cases was shown at the trial, nor was It shown that the defendants used the funds of the bank in illegitimate specu lation, of for anj- purpose outside the scope of legitimate banking, or that they flagrantly abused their trust." The governor says that when the two young men took the bank they supposed it to be perfectly solvent, but at the expira tion of three and one-half months it was discovered that much of the paper which the bank held, and which had been taken In by the father of defend ants, had become practically worthless. ALLISON DECLINES A PORTFOLIO. Ills Conference with Major McKinley Re sults That Way, II Is Saiil. Cleveland. Jan. 7. Senator Allison has for the third time declined the proffer of an Ohio born president to accept a position in his cabinet. This is the position that President-el ct McKinley flnds himself in, as the result of his visit to Canton and his conference with Senator Allison "yesterday. The inter view with Major McKinley lasted from 10:30 until 1:15, when th gentlemen sat down to luncheon together. Allis. n ex pressed his fullest rympathy with and good wishes for the incoming admin istration, and expressed his desire to do all he could to promote its welfare. He was decisive in the statement, how ever, that he could not, with the new senatorial term beginning with the ad ministration, give up his place in the senate for an administrative e.fllce. In explaining his regret at not being able to accept a cabinet portfolio Alli son gave the president-elect the heart iest assurances of his e-o-operation in the senate. The decision of Senator Al lison to remain outside of the new ad ministration is undoubtedly mu-.-h of a disappointment to Major McKinley. It is said that the last thing Major Mc Kinley did before leaving Canton yes terday was to wire a reeiuest to Sher man to come to Ohio for consultation. I-'ree Silveriles Organize. Lincoln. Neb., Jan. 7. Nebraska free silver nun of all parties held a conven tion here yesterday and organized a state league. Judge C. It. Scott, of Omaha, was elected president, and James Stockham, of Custer county, secretary. There v.as a very general attendance of delegates chosen to rep resent the variems counties, and mem bers of the legislature took more Inter est in the convention than in legislative proceedings. W. J. Bryan addressed the meeting briefly, saying it was bet ter to have run and lost than never to have run at all. Western ltasc Hall Association. Burlington, la., aJn. 7. At a meet ing of representative's eif the Western Base Ball association yesterday it was decided to admit F. G. Palmer, owner of St. Joe's franchise, to the association. Each club is required to deposit by Feb. 1 a fortfeit of $r0ti to play the season out and to stay within the $!00 salary limit; not to farm or loan players, and to in corporate under the laws of the state by Feb. 1 under penalty of forfeiting the depeisit and losing the franchise. Here's Another oeil Man to Hang. Nevada, Mont . Jan. 7. Charles Pow ell. a territory outlaw, and who was with Bill DooHn in many of his raids. has been captured at Eldorado Springs, twenty miles east. after a fight with offi cers Powell was at his mother's home. He was heavily armeel, and although Surrounded in the house fired five times at the officers, who returned the fire. He finally surrenderee! and will be taken back to Oklahoma. None of thi bullets took effect. Hand of I'orgcrs Arrested. Chicago, Jan. 7. Five men who. It Is alleged, composed a band of forgers, were arested here last night, charged with having licenced a number of prom inent citizens by means of forged checks. Two of the men confessed, and their confession shows that the for geries wil run anywhere between $10,000 and HMML Rramhle flaa Money to Hum. St. Paul. Jan. 7. A Sleepy Eye, Minn., special to The Plispatch says: Grant Bramble, who invented and patented a wonderful rotary engine, has trans ferred the right to manufacture and sell the engines to Henry Fram is Allen, representing the Allen syndicate of England. f,.r SS,tSt,SSa, This sale is for only the United States England. Ger many. France and Europe having been previously sold for over $4,000,000. The inventor yets controls the engine for Mexico and the Canadian provinces. The inventor has just been elected as an alderman of the village here. Hammomt Case Was Suicide. Chicago. Jan. 7 Inspector Hunt and Captain Fyte. of the police department. Deputy Sheriff Pease and Assistant State's Attorney Pearson have satisfied themselves that J..hn Leinen, the sa loon keeper who was found dead in his house on the outskirts of West Ham mend New Year's Day, committed sui cide. Suspected of a Murder. Metroplis, Ills.. Jan. 7. A tramp giv ft his name as Otto A. Welder is un- e arrest here, suspected of being Max Fry. wanted at Peoria for killing Frank Boyle and for whose arrest there is a rtward of $500 offered. The imparities in the blood which cause scrofulous eruptions are thoroughly eradicated by Hood's Sarsaparilia. CALL'S LOUD CALL. Senate. Informed of Atrocity by the Spaniards, AGREES WITH FLORIDA'S SENATOR. ! Adopts His Resolution Asking for the Facts Regarding Americans Confined In Spanish Prisons -Letter from an t"n named rroniinent American" Tells of Corin's Death by Methods Most Savage -Boose Passes the Lond Postal Bill. Washington. Jan. 7. The speech of Call on Cuba yesterday served as the medium for making public a letter giv ing a graphic description of the Caban as forties at Havana and the sur roundings at the American citizens im prisoned there. The circumstances surrounding the letter attracted marked interest to it, as Call said it came from a public man of high stand ing in the I'nited States who would shortly occupy a place in the legislative branch of the government. The letter dealt with the imediate present, and described a visit made by the writer and General I.ee to Cabanas fortress only seven days agii on the morping of Dec. 20. It told of the pitiful condition Of the prisoners, including Julio Pan Bra illy and a young man who was the companion of Charles Govin. the Amer ican newspaper correspondent killed in Cuba. The recital of these prisoners was given in full. Story Told in the Letter. The writer said he visit- d the fortress in company with Consul General Bee. Access to the fortress was secured with difficulty, it Vicing open to outsM- rs only on Wednesdays, and then after twenty-four hours' notice. The writer said that he and General Bee were es corteel within the prison, where eight or ten prisoners, some of them Americans, were brought out. In a circle about them was arrangf-fl lf Spanish sol diers, heavily armed. One of the pris oners was a man who had been with Charles Govin at the time of his capture-. The prisoner stated that the Spaniards tied him and Govin together. Govin attempted to show his I'nited Stat'-s citizenship pap rs and his cre dentials as an American newspaper correspondent, but the Sparish com mander struck these from his hand and turned Gavin over tei the cavalry, while the other prison-r wts sent to the Cabanas fortress. Allegt-d Manner oftiiivin's BJnaSJBjh The writ- rs';tt--d also that from other reliable sources it was estahli.-hod that Govin sui s.-iu. r.tiy hi'd boast t!-d to c tree and cttopped to pie- es. Juii- Sar guilly was another of the BrlsoaeiS SI n during this visit to the fortrc.-is. Thi writer gescrfbed him as an old mar whose hair Saul turned gray, and whi appeared to be over 60 years old. San guilly told a pathetic story to the visi tors as to Use injustice of his trial and conviction, and begg'd that the I'nited States Investigate the case with a view of establishing that he was p: ..s. cut-d for what he might have done, and not what he had dine. Stained i:h American Blood. Call declared that these prisons were stained with the blood of Am gtegei citizens. It needed but an inves.lg.itl -n to unmask the extern of the bu aery, he said. The senator asserted that a nation which failed to protect Its citi-ze-nts justly geaeswi the execration of the civilized world. He spoke of the reports that the powers of Eum would coerce the I'nited States. What effect, he asked, would such a concert of European nations have, when SSJC sympathy of mankind and the senti ment of the Christian world was with the struggling patriots of Cuba. It would be a futile Intervention, even if attempted, f ir no statesman of Eur ; could successfully appeal to She masses of the people to strike at those engaged in a struggle for independence and liberty. Declines to Plead Tor Mrs. Mavhrirk. When Call had concluded the senate passed his resolution calling for in formal!. -n relating to American citizens held in Spanish prisons. During the day the senate passed BMaae bills amend ing the laws relating to timber culture aim auinoriiing Drove ts to active or retired officers of the army or navy. The joint resolution reqtu sting the Brit ish government to pardon Mrs. Fl ren Uaybrick was indefinitely postponed. The bill exempting settlors on public lands from paying the original govt rn n.ent price fixed on the lands was de bated. Pettier and Darter so aking in its favor, but a final vote was not reached. During his speech Pettigrew read the platforms of the political par ties favorable to free homestead". "Whi h platform do- s the senator like the liest?" asked Chandler. "I must say that I lik" th Demo cratic platform much the best." re sponded Petiigrew. "The New Kngland senators do not seem to be able to stand on any platform.'' he added. During the day an executive session was held. torn bill passks thi: hoif. Tote Is 144 to lO.". Important Provision of the Measure. vvashington. Jan. ..The Loajfl bill SB amend the law relating to s-rond class mail was passed by the house yes terday after two days of debate by a vote of 144 to 105. The opposition to the bill made a strong fight against it. The statements made on the floor as to its effect in certain particulars were very conflicting. The most important pro vision or the bill denies the serial pub lications admission to the mails at on cent, per pound rates. It Is as follows- 'That nothing herein contained shall be so contrued as to admit to the sec or.J class rate publications purporting to tie issued periodically and t - sub-ori... r. but which are merely bat k or reprints of books, whether they . issued com pi- te or in parts: whether they b bound or unbound; whether tney lie sold by subscription or oih rwia-. or whether they purport to be premiums or su;e 1 - ments. or parts or regulr.r newspapers cr periodicals.'' The bill alsi denies to r-v spares the "sarnpl? sjSjfsfjT nriyiUgv and the pri vilege enjoyed by newsdealers or re turning unsold publications at the sec ond class rate. The only i ther Im portant change in the present law pro vides that publishers whose publica tions are admitted as second class mat ter shall be required before depositing such mail matter in the posp-fflc to separate the same Into Vnitcd States mail sacks or bundles by states, cities, towns and counties, as the postmaster general shall direct. A resolution was adopted calling on the departments for statements as to why a former house resolution request ing Information on the administration of the civil service law had not been answered. WOOt SCHEDl LK TALKED OVER. Jndge Lawrence and Theo. .Tost Ice Present the Views of the Trade. Washington. Jan. 7. Th wool schedule furnished the text for the speakers before the ways and means committee yesterday. Judge William Lawrence, of Ohio, the president of the National Wool Growers' association. and Theodore Justice, a Philadelphia wool dealer, consumed most of the time. The recommendations of the grower were for a rate of 12 cents on unwashed wools, 24 cents on washed and 3C cents on scoured, the Australian unwashed to be classed as washed, and all rates to be atlvanced one-half cent a year for six year?. Justice presented a great array of statistics to show the ruin of the wool business by the Wilson law. He enm batted the rates demanded by the grow ers as too high, and stated that the de crease in the prices of goods to con sumers under the Wilson law was equivalent to tne reduction in ir.r tann. The manufacturers of woole ns v ill have their inning today. Sherman for Secretary of State. Washington. Jr.n. 7. Gossip connect ing Senator Sherman's nnme with the secretaryship of state under the Mc Kinley administration took a fresh start at the Capitol yesterday. It is understood that Bhermasi has rec- ived an invitation to visit Major McKinley nt his home ami that hs will lea IS for Ohio within the next few- days. There is little doubt that the senator will on this vi-lt lie formally t--ndor- d the state portfolio, and the impression shew the senate is very tdrcng that he will ac cept. New Bank for Illinois. Washington. Jan. 7. Th- comptroller cf the currency has given authority for the organization of the Ham National bank, cf Mount Vernon. Ills. Capital. MM, CHASE REPLIES TO ACCUSATIONS. Seems That llir t'sw I. One of lllnYrcnrn of Opinion, .tiler All. Chicago. Jan. 7. S'.nu- l B. Chare, cx-county recorder, wi.. s In-.-ks have been made the subj it at SBBBSS In vestigation. BSSBSa lorwardwith n denial of the charges pi - f ru d ag.iln.-t him by Expert Accountant Marchan.l and County Attorn- y BBSS. BBS say groat Injustice has I n don- him. In the first place, he declare ha Is en-l'l d un der the law to the $3,100 sa'.T i h.irged by him for acting as tUBJSShSBS SftMSa In which capacity Prcsid nt BBamSy anil County Attorney lies claim no salary is dne. The $14.ti00 item for supplies, he says, should not bS chnrsred t- his ac count, as supplies have r I ways been furnished his preileces or- b..- the coun ty free of charge. As SB She ttM due employes. Chase says that ! Is a debt of Oaaft county, not of the PS '--r. and the I214.100 Item collect- d by the press bureau he denies having had anything to do u ith. He says: "As und r former reorders this work was given to a man in the office. I'nder me William M kssK did the work, and hired his mvn assistant, I believe he received $30 a week for it. whieh In four years would amount to llft.ooo, instead of t?,000." County Attorn- y lies, in his reiiort of Chase's indebtedness to Cook county. Includes the BSBBSSM salary item of li.'.0"0. The ex-employes regard this as an admis sion upon the part of the county that they have a claim upon th county for their money. Pr--sid nt II iB . n--t look at the matetr in that light, how ever. Banks Itcdurc lutrrt-st. De-tr-iit. Jan. 7. The rumors which have- beea prevalent for some time that the banks of this city STSSSli r-duce the Interests on deosits li-'causrt of tha Idle capital In trust was verified yester day afternoon when the Preston Na tional bank reduced its rate on bank and bankers' money from .t to 1 per cent., and on certificates of deposit from 4 to 3 per cent. Old c -rtiflcate-s will be renewed nt r,U pi r r nt. The other banks in the city will follow suit bcrcre tha. end of the ivt To Cars a CnM In nt. Day Take laxative Bromo Qninine Tab lets. All druggists refund the money if it fails to care. 26 cents Te. Hi true: Foley's Honey an-1 Tar is the best couoh medicine. Sold by M. F. Hahnsen. POWDER Absolutely Pure. Cl?bri- d it iu?ret .owninc ttreacli aiad LratltMuiai A ar Ih- f od mit alom ind ill !om jf ::.. r-'..'ac c- mm on to the chc&p brendj. D Boys' and Children's Overcoats and Ulsters Ages 2' years up, worth $4 and $S, to sell the entire line we have put one price on the lot Your choice of any Overcoat in the lot for If Interested Call You know when advertised. THE Your Money's Worth On every purchase at the Davenport Furniture Carpet Co. It Pays Vo trade where the aaYortinent Is the best. it foj be. ai To trade where the designs are the latest. It Pays To trade where the quality is guaranteed. It Pays To trade where prices are the lorn est. It Pays To trade at the DaTenport Furniture & Carpet Co., 34. S.'. Hi Brady St. DAVENPORT ONT let your Boys go to school half frozen; there's no use of it The fol lowing price will tell the rest: at Once. we have a spec ill sa'e LONDON The Winners IN DOLLY BROS. VOTING CONTEST First Prize Miss Mamie M-:nan. 2704 Eighth nvrnifl .112 votes. S25 rash. Second Prize Miss Li I lie Streckfus, Twenty third street, 64 votes. $15 cash. Third Prizt Mrs. J. Cunningham, 24.) Eighth avenuo, 47 votes, S5 cash. Fourth Prize Miss Arties Twomey, 233 Fifth-and-a-half avrnuo, 42 votes, vj shoes. Fifth Prize Mrs. EMa .Shiffer, 529 Fifteenth street, 32 votes, S3. 50 shoes. Sixth Prize Miss Lillic Tonn, South Rock Isl and, 26 votrs, S--50 shoes. Seventh Prize Mrs. Ellen Callahan, 730 Elev enth street, 26 votes, S2.50 shoes. Eighth Prize Miss Agn Nalb. Twelfth street and Seventh avrnur, 24 votes, $2 shoes. Ninth Prize Miss Tillie Vogcl, 1136 Third avc nue, 24 votes, S2 shoes. Tenth Prize- Miss Emma Rdirkrr, South II iht . 23 votes, Si slippers. Eleventh Prize -Miss ,w Millr-r, iyi:-; Third avenue, 21 votes, Si slippers. Twelfth P rizc- Miss May;:i Pend'-r. Twenty- lirst street, :t votes, Si slippers. Thirteenth Prize Mrs. V. E. Davis, 541 Forty fifth street, 21 vot'-s, $1 slippers. Fourteenth Prize Miss Lizzi-Orr. Hillsdale, 20 votes. Si slippers. Fifteenth Priz' Mrs. Emii Schadt, Barstow. 18 votes, Si slippers. DOLLY BROS. 307 Twentieth St $2.69 it's facts and just a