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THE HOCK ISLAND ARGUB, TUESDAY, JANUARY 7, 1890.
THK DAILY AKGU8
JOHN W POTTER.
Tdihoat. Jahuary 7. 1890
SI!)K TALK
II M. ni..u-. In fhr ..... I That the
Ofllrlal K. t oi l n,. HhlW
Inptirtant Matter ant onnrnl'
At the opening of la4 niht'a council
meeting the mayor announced hia cho cc
of park commissioners under (he ordi
nance eatxhlifthing the aamu, and evinced
hla wisdom in the selection of Mr. Win
Jackson for I'nion square, and Mr. Fred
J. Hodgee for Franklin fijuarr, hoth of
whom were confirmed y iiaanimoiiM
ote.
Aid. Howard broueht up the matter of
printing the apecial assosament ordi
nancea. He had learned from the cily
attorney that it whs unnecessary to pub
lish the ordinnncea. He moved, there
fore, that such ordinaneeVbe not pubs
lisbed In the future.
Aid. Hchncll thought it waa little
enough for the council to do to let the
public know what it waa doing The
council waa in duty hound lo give those
whom it asrved the full and official out
line of its proceedings. The outaide
world bai a right to know what waa be
ing done.
City Attorney Hans waa called upon
and he cited a supreme court opinion,
holding that It waa unneceaaary to pub
lish ordinances except where there ie an
appropriation of money or a penalty at
tached. Aid. Edwards favored (be printing of
the ordinances and of giving the public
aa much of an idea of what was being
done in the. council cliamlx-r as it was
possible to do. He thought money ex
pended In publishing the procee lings w is
wisely apent.
Aid. Buncher seconded Aid. Howard's
motion and spoke in opposition to print
ing the ordinances
Aid. Corken moved as a sibsiitute
that the ordinances he printed as hereto
fore. The proceedings, or Bny part
thereof, were published for the good of
the people, and not the council. He
thought everything should be made as
public aa possible and did not believe in
concealing anything.
When the motion was preaented, Aid.
Runcber. Knox and SrhnK-iler were found
to be the only aldermen recording their
votea against the publication of the
apecial aaaeasment and all other ordin
ances, Aid. Howard voting against his
own motion.
Aid. Scbroeder offered a resolution that
the Citizens' Improvement association be
allowed the use of the council chamber
for its aessions, and Aid. E Iwartls took
the occasion to speak very complimen
tary of the association and its work and
to move the adoption of the resolution
by a rising vote, and every alderman was
promptly on bis feet. The intent of the
resolution ia to bring the council and
association nearer together in theirefforts
which are ao identical.
Aid. Edwards introduced the viaduct
reaolution accompanied by the plans,
etc.. which appear in the official pro
ceedinga. and moved Its adoption.
Aid. S diner spoke with much empha-
sla of the way the railroads bad neglected
to comply with the council's orders as to
the gates at Twenty-fourth atreet, and
held that further delay on the pait of the
roads should not be tolerated by the
council He wan heartily in favor of the
viaduct.
Aid. Larkin favored the resolution of
course, and be hoped the council meant
business He apoku of the neglect of the
roads to erect the gates as per the coun
cil's action, and hoped that not only
would this resolution be enforced, but
that In the meantime the gates be pushed.
Aid. Hampton and Hchroeder apoke in
favor of the project.
Aid. Edwards movd that the resolu
tion hi' carried by a rising vote which
carried unanimously and as Mr. Edwards
aat down be voiced a popular aentiment
when he remarked "In the meantime
preaa the galea."
When the matter of fixing the charges
of the Kock Island & Milan Street Car
company for the use of the Rock river
bridges, waa under dicuaion. Aid.
Corken brought up the importance of
having the cars on the Milan road run
earlier in the morning and later at night
for the accommodation of workingmcn,
anil when the first subject was disposed
of, hia motion that the company be re
quested to run its cars aa early as r! a. m
and aa late a- 7 p. m . waa adopted.
The ordinance for the p ivlng of Twen
tieth street from Ninth to Eighteenth
avenue with material yet to lie decided
upon, waa referred to the atreet and al
ley committee, but the expected ordi
nance for the paving of Moline avenue
waa not presented a very weak remon
strance, on which a great deal of energy
had evidently been expended was on
hand, but the aldermen who saw it re
served their opinions.
The notices of the Moline &. Rock Isl
and and Moline Central railroads were
properly referred.
Aid. Hcbnell's motion that the mayor
appoint a committee to adopt measures
for the sale of the waterworks is likely to
create some Interest, but the vote of the
people at the last municipal election fc
vored the sale of the works.
Mayor McConochic read a message
which advanced sonw excellent ideas, in
cluding the favoring of improved Are
department facilities, the making of the
Rock nver bridges free, the special as
sessment system in all permanent im
provements, the enforcement of the
Twenty-fourth street gate resolution and
commending the Improvement asso
ciation and advocating closer alliance
between itand the council. The message
will be printed In full hereafter.
Uncle Remus has wisely declared that
"mule don t kick cordin to no rule," and
"that colds have no systematic way of
taking hold of a person." The only safe
cure, when tbey do, is a bottle of Dr.
Bull's Cough Syrup
Distress after eating, heartburn, sick
heauacnu and indigestion are cured by
Hood's Baraaparivu. n also creates a
good appetite.
SILVER SECURITY.
Banker Knox's Scheme for the
National Banks.
OIBOULATION BASED ON BULLION.
Norel l'u for Lost anil I'nreuVemeil Notes
Illinois Farmers SJSW .. Hill Itefore the
Senate l'ropoietl Amendments for the
Inter state Law The Stains of Cnba
Incite- Call to Writ a Kesolntlon The
Tariff Hearing Congress at Work.
Washington Crrr, Jan. 7. John Jay
Knox, president of the National Hank of the
Republic, New York, has prejiared a bill
which will be introduced in congress within
the nest few days to provide for the use of
silver bullion as a basis for national bank
circulation. A telegram from New York
says that Mr. Kimx said yesterday in ex
planation of his hill : '-The bill provides for
the issue of bank circulation in amount not
exc-edin ?; m cent, of the capital of each
hank. Seventy per cent, of the circulation
ia to be secured by the deposit of United
States bonds at par, or of silver bullion at
the market price. The retnnining 30 per
cent. Is to lie secured by a safety fund on de
posit with the treasurer. This safety fund
la to tie ieuil by crediting to the fund
$l,500,00i of lost or unredeemed national
hank not.- iimi th' same amount of lost or
unredeeiwsl t inted States notes. The fund
is to lie further increaned by the semi
annual tax of half of 1 per cent, upon cir
culation. ' and I'nreriecnaecl Notes.
It is e-.tmmt.-4 that the lost and unre
deemed national Istnk notes amount to at
least I per s'iif every twelve years. These
loat notes do not belong to the iwinks that la
mn.l them, nor to the government, but to
their lnt owners, and cannot of course t
restored to them. No other use can so prop
erly be made of them as to appropriate the
amount for creating a safety fund for the
redemption of insolvent national bank notes
that may not otherwise be provided for. The
appropriation, however, would not be nec-
easary if serious objections are made to it.
. The Tax on Circulation.
"The tax on circulation, which amounted
hiring MM to tl.410.XM, is abundant for
rreatlng and maintaining a fund for the rs
lemption Of per cent, of all the issues of
all the national banks. The comptroller in
his r.-v.i t for found that if $100 of cir
culation had been issued during the first
twenty years of the national (tanking svstem
upon $70 of security, the total loas from the
notes of insolvent lianks could have been
paid from the assets of the banks His re
port for 1) shows that during the last
twenty-five years the total circulation of in
solwnt Imnks amounts to but $15.01)0,000.
Thirty per cent of this amount would he but
$4,.Y),0m for twenty-five years. The amount
of insolvent bank notes each vear on the
average was $flmi,o00, 30 per cent, of which
would be $KU.um.
TroHts I'lenty Itlg F.nnngh.
Ijist year's tax on circulation was nearly
eight times the amount of safety fund re
quired. If the amount of circulation is in
creased to $300,000,000, the tax will be $8,000,
000. The profit on circulation under this
proportion would not be large, but it would
be sufficient to induce manv if not all of the
smaller national banks, which depend upon
an issue of circulation for their profits, to
deposit silver bullion with the treasurer of
the I nited States and take out circulation
Mr. Knox estimates that at the end of the
next twenty years, or at the date of the pay
ment of the 4 percent, bonds in H0T, a safety
fund would have accumulated of at least
$26,000,000. This would give banks which
nave confidence in the future value of silver
an opportunity to invest in that metal.
TALKED OF SUGAR AND SILK.
Both Industries Cnpahle of ltelng Devel
oped In till- Country.
Washington City, Jan. 7. Silk and
sugar were the subjects discussed before the
ways and mean- committee vesterdav. The
gentlemen heard were generally in favor of
a high duty on silk, both raw and manu
factured, but F. W. Cheney, of South Man
Chester. Conn., was satisfied with that prc
vnled in the satiate bill 111 per cent, reduc
tion Mr. Walker who has charge of the
silk ipic-tion in tie-agricultural department,
said that silk worms could l profitably
raised in this country, but until the in
dustry was developed a hih protective duty
Would lie necessary.
Opinions as to Nugnr.
The sugar tariff showed a difference of
opinion, ex-Governor Wnrmoth and all the
other witnesses from Louisanna desiring a
protective duty, while I'etors of Kansas
though he wanted a high duty on silk, pre
ferred 10 have sugar lot MOM He wanted.
however, the same protection to the sorghum
industry a-was given to the steel industry
Keei -ii.. -i' i- i di-.-u d by Mr. t ixnurd, of
(Jrand Island. Neb. , and Prof. Wiley, of the
agricultural l'irtiiieiit. gave bis views
and both were positive that with protection
it could l successfully products! in this
country lYofessnr Wiley said there was no
posHiiuutv or failure n tie- industry was
protected so as to induce the farmers to
raise the licet and the capitalists to put up
tie In. loru-s Jlr. I iximrd said it would
save this country $Io0,ii,isi annually, and
cost t:sm.ii,u ii to put up the plant to carry
on the business so as to supply the country
with home-made sugar.
CONGRESS IN SESSION AGAIN.
Neither House Iiirlined to lie Heavy
Itiislness.
Washington City, Jan 7 - The senate
m vi-sterda after the holiday recess, and
a numlsT of measures were introduced.
Kansas sent in two patttfOOJB, one advocating
Chicago and the other St Iiui-, as the site
for the world's fair. A resolution was in-trislu'-cd
and sent to the foreign relations'
committee, d'-claring that the transfer of
the w .lit o-nl or financial control of Cuba to
any European tsiwer by Spain would be
contrary to the interests of the ('nited
States and was to I- discountenanced The
bill increasing the pay of census super
visors to fl.imu per year was tiassed, as waa
the bill increasing the pension of totally
helpless veterans to $7-J per month. After
a secret session the senate tfcljourued.
The chaplain of the house referred in his
prayer to the illness of Judge Kelley, of
Pennsylvania. The spanker was authorized
to administer the oath to Representative
Itandall, of Pennsylvania, at the tatter's
home. State wen then colled for introduc
tion of bills, after which the bouse adjourned
Keeping a .Jealous Eye I pun Cuba.
Washington City, Jan. 7. The resolu
tion on Cuban affairs introjluend tn the sen
ate yesterday by Cell ants forth the fact that
the lionded debt of the island of Cuba is held
by Garrnan bankers; that they control the
financial and polltiasU policy of the island;
that, aa neither Cuba nor Spain would be
able to cpay this money, an alliance oetwisie
the German empire and Spain would be tin
natural result, ami d I iring that in th
sense of the senate anything done in th
island of Cuba tending to transfer the linnn
cial and political control of the island to any
huropeun power is contrary to the best inter
est s of the I'liif-l Stale, an I must lie dis-
cou ntenaneed.
THE INTER-STATE COMMERCE LAW.
Amendments anil New Provision Uee-
ommendcil ly the Commission.
W AHin.NiiToN City, Jan. 7. The inter
state commission iu their third annual re
port, submitted to congress yesterday, after
summarizing the work of the commission for
the past year and discussing and reviewing
a number of questions and disputes which
have been settled by the commission, suggest
the following amendments to the inter-state
commerce law:
An amendment to the first section ao as to
correct some ambiguities of language and
make more definite and certain the transpor
tation, both inter-state anil international, in
tended to be subject to the provisions of t In
act.
An amendment to the third section relat
ing to the routing aiyl interchange of traffic.
between carriers, so as to better provide for
through traffic at through rati over con
necting lines.
An amendment to the twenty -second sec
tion, allowing the free transisirt ition of per
sons injured in railroad accident I and of the
families of railroad employes.
Several new provisions were r. commended
as follows:
A prohibition of the nyment of commis
sions by one railroad company- to ticket
agents of another company fir pass -nger
transportation.
The abolition of ticket brokt rage by re
quiring ticket sellers to be dul authorized
by a railroad company, which assumes re
sponsibility for Its acts.
The requirement that milet ge shall be
paid for cars used belonging to irivate com-
jinnies or individuals.
The extension of the law to n ake it apply
to common-carriers by water routes.
Nominated to the He,
Washington City, Jan. 7. The president
yesterday sent the follow ing nominations to
the senate, among others: Cnit-d States at
torneys Theodore F. Shcpnrd, for the east
ern district of Michigan; Maun -e D. O'Con
nell, for the northern district oi Iowa. Post
masters: Iowa George O. Pt nham, Man
chester; John E. Duncan, Ames; Ed
ward A. Wood, Avoea; ft-jvrd A.
Smith, Lake City; John L. Or lbb, Colum
bus Junction; Marshall W. He Tick. Monti-
cello. Michigan Frank McE rov, Mar ne
City; William Humphrey, Adi inn. Dwight
arren; Three Oaks; Warden K. Chapelt,
Corunna: Townsend A. Elv, Alma. Wis
consinJohn R. Decker, Colin ibus; Robert
A. Scott, l-aCrosse.
Bytnim After Col. Dn lley.
W ashinoton City, Jan. 7. n the house
yesterday Bynum of Indiana o fered a reso
lution, which was referred to t M committee
on rules, for the appointment of a sjiecial
committee of five members to investigate
certain charges made against the United
States district attorney for th i district of
Indiana, Chambers, and his predecessor.
me enarges consist in the n c -e sun-
firiWsioil Of testimonV rr ceele.l f rr i Im rwn. I
eurementofan indictment aguinst W. W.
Pud ley in connection with the "blocks ol
five" letter.
Want to Borrow from l"i cle Sam.
Washington City, Jan. 7.-Senator Cul
lom yesterday introduced a bill which would
protstbly be immensely populai among farm
ers. The proposed legislation comes from
the Coles county Pomona grange, loeatisi in
Illinois, and is as follow s:
That the secretary of the tiv curv l- and
is hereby authorized to limn t. the farmer
of the United States out of any money in the
treasury not otherwise appropi int. si at " per
cent per annum and secure th - payment of
the same by mortgage on the li nds
Re-F.ntry of Imported "hisky.
Washington City, Jan. 7 - Applications
for the re-entry of w bi-ky sent ibrond are so
frequent at the New York cast, m house that
the collector has a-kislt1 rydepart
inent to lay down some ga, n-ral rule by
which he can be guided. Assist nit Secretary
Tichenor instructs him to s rmit re-entry
rmly when he is conviucisl th t th.-whisk v
was exported in go.sl faith, and not for
the purpose of re-importing tin same.
Secretary YVIndom "tir ppcrt."
Washington City, Jan. :.---Secretary
Windom is confined to the house with an
attack of influenza.
NATIVE AFRICANS WILL FIGHT.
Filmland and Fortugnl l.lki ly to Have
Their Hands Full.
Lisbon, Jan. 7. Advices f om southern
Africa indicate that the attit ide of the na
tives is so hostile to al! Kuro can intrusion
that England and Portugal, in tead of fight
ing each other over duluou questions of
territorial rights, may find it needful to
combine in order to maintain any footing
there at all. It is stated t tat the Chiefs
Tobengula and Gugenhemo hav. mustered be
tween them 50,000 well armed u id thoroughly
trained warriors, besides lou.noo less formi
dable troops. These leaders will make a
desperate struggle to maintain the frtssiom
Of their country
Said to he an I Utile I urn.
London, Jan. 7. The con csnindent of
the Times at Lisbon telegraphs that another
note from Iird Salisbury was delivered to
the Portuguese governmen yesterday,
which i- boHasaad to threaten in immediate
rapture of diplomatic relation, unless satis
faction is at once given for he action of
ScrM Pinto. The cabinet sal immisbately
after the receipt of the note, and charged
Senhor Comes with the duty of sending a
reply at once.
Heavy Failure at si. .onl.
St. Lons, Jan. 7. The Lee Peming
wholesale grocery company fa led yi-sterday
with liabilities estimated at JM-i-'.OOU and
assets $i)0,iKSl The failure is due to slow
collections and nn attempt to arry on a big
business on a small capital. T ie chief credi
tors are located in New York, Chicago and
St Louis.
Disposition of Farlalaii Beggars.
Paris, Jan. 7 A section of -.he municipal
council, after consideration of the best
means to rid tho city of the nuisance of
beggars, has nd vised that th- government
establish agricultural col on us in different
parte of Franc- to which me idicante may
be sent and made to work for I heir own sup
port. Montana Democrats Svlec Senators.
Heuina, Mont, Jan. 7. Th i Democratic
legislature mot iu joint conve ition at noon
yesterday, but, as horetofor , without a
quorum, M out of members icing present.
They took a Imllot in each hoi so, voting for
the caucus nominees, Clark and Maginnis,
and then adjourned for the ihv .
Myers and (illmore Mutched.
Chicago, Jan 7. Billy Myer theStreator,
PL, lightweight, who fought J ick McAuliffe
to a draw and has never lieen whipisnl, has
been matched t.. meet Harry Hilmore iu an
eight-round contest on Jan. 15 it Battery D.
Myer has twice defeated (nine each time
in one round. The affair is u ider direction
of Parson Davies, for whom Jtto Kioto is
acting.
fiotham I ndertakers Very Busy.
Nbw York, Jan. 7. -The si dden increase
in the death rate of the city wiii made mani
fest to the undertakers on Saturday and
Sunday by the fact that mos of them had
more business on hand than they had facili
ties to handle. The demani for tears,-,
Sunday was ho much greater tl an the supply
that many funerals were dela ed for hours.
The Mackey Strike Over.
Txrre Haute, hid., Jan. '.Yesterday
morning at 7 o'clock the st ikers on the
Mackey railroads here went t work in ac
cordance with the settlemen' agreed upon
Sunilay night, and the seven lays' freight
blockade was raised There is a great desire
to learn the exact particulars of the agree
ment, but they are refused by sith sides.
A Toung Virginia Mil
Huntington, W. Va., Jan
Church, a 17-year-old boy li
fattier near this place, is charg
oning the entire family by pi
on rate" in the dread. One lit)
and four others of the family i
be dying. The young murdi
his crime to a frieud and then
Chicago Furniture House I
Chicago, Jan. 7. Frank A
yesterday appointed receiver f
K. Deimel & Bros., extensive n
of parlor furniture, in Isiudi
The total liabilities probably
000, while the assets at the ma
crennt.
7. Edward
'ing with bis
m1 with p.. is
ittlng "rough
Ie girl is dead
re believed to
rer confessed
led.
n Trouble.
Heimer was
r the tlrm of
lauufacturers
of tioo.ooo.
exceed $i00,
t liberal esti-
mate cannot exceed $u!50,00 1
reach $2000,000.
nid may not
ly 111.
Congressman
rst Maryland
residence of a
street. Com
ight from the
severe cold in
A Congressman Serlou
Baltimore, Md., Jan. 7.
Charles H. Uibson, of the F
district, is seriously ill at the
friend at ttSt North Calvert
ing up on the boat on Friday i
eastern shore he contracted a
the head, which ranldlv ex
ended to his
lungs and developed pneumoni
a.
BRAVELY RESCUED.
Five Lives Saved by Two He
roic Coal Miners.
PERILOUS HUSH THBOUGH FLAMES
The Imprisoned Men Bronght to the Sur
face I'nhnrt and Their Kescuers Given a
Hearty Ovation Ten Men Injured by
the Kxploslon of a Naptha Still A Loco
motive Makes a Bloody Record Ban
ning a Few Miles Other Disasters.
Wilkesbarkk, Pa, Jan. 7. At the Not
tingham mine in Plymouth, where the dis
astrous cave-in occurred last week, a terrible
accident was averted last evening. About
seven o'clock a terrific explosion of gas took
place. There had been a heavy fall of coal,
and this forced the gas toward the shaft,
but on its way it was ignited by the naked
lamps of the miners and exploded. The
brattice work and timber (taught fire at once
and burned fiercely. Five men were caught
betweeu the cave-in and the fire, aud all
manner of exit cut oft. The report spread
that the men were dead, and in a few
minutes hundreds of men, women, and
children gathered at the mouth of the slope
waiting to see the dead bodies hoisted out.
The wives and children of the imprisoned
men became frenzied, and their grief was
terrible to behold.
Took Their I.Ives In Their Hands.
About half an hour after the fire broke
out, John 1). Humphreys and John Richards
were lowered into the mine. When they
reached tho fire they heard shouts on the
other side. Putting their hands before their
faoes they rushed through the fire and
dragged the five imprisoned men out, one by
one, uninjured. When they reached the
anxious crowd above the rescued men and
heroos were received with shouts of welcome.
Thomas Richards, who was in another part
Of the mine, was severely burned by the ex
PlOSlOn
am I it is feared he cannot recover.
Fears of a Flood Next.
Part of the workings of this mine are lo
cated under the Susquehanna river, and the
miners state tliat water is oozing through
near where the cave-in occurred last week.
They fear the river may break into the mine.
Many mines would be drowned out beyond
hope of reclaiming them, and ojierations
rould have to lie suspended.
EXPLOSION IN A REFINERY.
Ten Men Injured hy the Bursting of a
Naptha Still.
Liha, O. , Jan. 7. Yesterday afternoon one
of the large stills of the naptha works at the
Standard Solar refinery exploded. The
shock shook all the houses in the southern
part of tho city. A number of men w ho
were working near were severely injured.
The oil caught fire. The men employed in
other parts of the works came to the rescue
and tbe work of removing the injured was
immediately commenced.
Ten Men Serlnnsly Hnrt.
Tbe injured were as follows: William
Culver, foreman, liad gash in head and face
burned-. Peter Devine, right leg broken
badly bruised and burned; J. F. Dreman,
face and hands burned badly ; Walter Kvans,
burned about the arms; J. L. (latter, burned
about the body; L. K Heller, slightly
bruised and burned; Charlra I.aiidkamin.-r.
thrown into a tank of water an 1 nearly
drowned; William Murphy, slightly burned
and bruised; John Sullivan, burned about
the body; Frank White, slightly bruised
about arms and body.
The wounded are receiving the Iwst of
care. Tbe fire was extinguished without any
great loss of property.
AN UNLUCKY MAIL TRAIN.
It Kills Four Men In a Short Run on the
Pennsj Ivanla.
Johnstown, Pa., Jan. 7. The mail train
west bound, Pennsylvania railroad, last night
killed two men at Tyrone, one of them being
the train despatches The other has not been
identified. They were walking on the track
when struck. At Ben's Creek, about twelve
miles east of here, tho train also struck and
instantly killed two men, supiKisct to be
Hungarians in the employ of tbe Pennsyl
vania railroad. Two miles farther down the
road from here the train struck an omnibus
which runs K t ween Johnstown and Morrell
ville and almost killed a woman.
Fatal Wreck of a Wrecking Train.
TtociiESTEK, N. Y., Jan. 7 A special to
The Post Kx press from Corning, N. Y.. says:
Ihursday niKht a wreck occurred on the
Falbrook railway atN iles valley, near Wells
Iwro, Pa. Sunday night the hist wrecking
train returning to sj eiisboro went through
the iron bridge over the creek north of Wells
boro. The engine crossed safely, but the
wrecking car wont down, (.rant Milliken
and Daniel Howard were killed Several
others of the wrecking crew were seriously
injured.
Rrakeman Fatally Injured.
Haoerstown, Md., Jan. 7. There was an
accident on the Shenandoah Yallev railroad
near here yesterday afternoon. A freight
train ran into an open switch and struck a
bowlder. The engine and several cars were
smashed. Harvey Gardner, the engineer.
Alvey Funk, fireman, and Charles Mullins
brakcnion, were injured, the latter falally.
A Workman Burned tn Heath.
Manistee, Mich., Jan. 7. The explosion
of a kerosene lamp yesterday morning caused
the total loss of the Filertown Manufactur
ing company s factory in this city, and the
sacrifice of the life of an unfortunate em
ploye named William Chambers, w-ho was
burned to death, liss on factory $40, OOu;
insurance, piHJBM
The Ohio Legislature.
Columbi s, (., Jan. 7 The legislature
convened yesterilay and after listening
to the governor message. adjourned.
The Democratic caucus nomine for
ais-nker, etc., were elected. The Dem
ocrats caucus for nomination of Tinted
States senator will take place Thursdny at
7:M0 p. m
The Cretans Rout the Turk.
London, Jan. 7. Advices from Crete re
port that anot her encounter lias taken place
between tho insurgouts and the Turkish
troops, the latter being routed with con
siderable loss of life. The ammunition of
the troops was nlinudonisl, and fell into the
hands of the enemy.
New York Legislative am uses.
ALBANT, N. Y., Jan. 7. The Republican
members of tbe legislature last night in
caucus nominated Husted for sMker, and
and the IVmocrats W. P. Sheeban, of
Buffalo.
Rookwalter Is Not Running.
Columbub, O., Jan. 7. John. W. Book
waiter has written a letter withdrawing;
from the candidacy for United States sen
ate. He takes the ground that no millionaire
should be chosen.
91 The Status of 1'aruell.
Nkw York, Jan. 7. A special to The
World from London says: With all that is
said and printed about tbe Paruell scandal
case, the facts in tbe case known are very
few. Until he is beard, Parnell will continue
in all respects hia public work, just as be has
of late years endeavored to fulfill it. His
colleagues will require from him neither ex
planations nor expositions of anything that
affects him iiersonally.
seem to he Somewhat Prejudiced.
New Orleans, La., Jan 7. Capt. H. C.
Hart lei;, adjutant-general of the U. A. H
for this department, resigned yesterday
rather than sign tbe charter of a colored
Urand Army post lately formed here. More
resignations are expected; indeed it looks
very much as though all the white Grand
Army posts would go to pieces iu couse
ipience of the negro question.
Bayard's Daughter to Wed a Count.
WiLxisoTOw. DeL, Jan. 7. The engage
ment is reported of Miss Ellen Bayard,
youngest daughter of ex-Secretary Bayard,
to Count Leweuhaupt, formerly aa attache
of tbe Swedish legation at Washington.
UNCERTAIN ALICE.
That St. Louis "Heiress" Not
To Be Suppressed.
ALICE JAOKMAN BOBS UP AGAIN.
She Disappears and Reappears and Tails
a Fairy Story Desperation of a Kansas
Youth of lo Whose Girl Went Back on
Him A Sheriff Puts the Bicycle to a
Novel Use Postponed the Wedding In
definitely. St. Louis, Jan 7. Little Alice Jackman,
the alleged heiress her fortune is about
$3,000 and not $'J0,000 will achieve a na
tional reputation if she keeps on as she hat
begun. Some time ago, it will be remem
bered, she was abducted from the front of
the residence of Mrs. Broutbers in this city
and spirited away to near Chicago. The
case was one of fight for custody and later
came up in court, when tho girl selected as
her guardian Mr. Albert Spink and went
with him to his home. There she remained
until Sunday night when she disappeared
again and could not be found until she pre
sented herself at the home of her guardian
at 1 i p. in. drenched to the skin by rain,
which was falling heavily, bareheaded,
shoes unbuttoned and in a pitiable plight
generally.
The Story She Tells.
Her story is that while going to the
grocery last evening she was seized by two
men, bustled into a covered wagon, which
was standing in an alley, and driven to the
house of Mrs. Brouthers in the southern part
of the city. Here she was put into the same
room she occupied when she was there be
fore, and was told to go to bed. She did not
retire, however, but when everything was
still in the house she stole downstairs,
escaped by the back door, and ran through
the rain to the home of Spink. She says one
of the persons who put her in the wagon was
t harles Brouthers.
It Doesn't II. .1.1 Water.
Her story is disproved bv the facts. Mrs
Brouthers denies it, and witnesses were pres
ent at Brouther's house Sunday night when
Miss Jackman claims to have been taken
there, and they deny the story. Just where
the girl was during the first part of the night.
or what her motive could be for telling such
a sensational yarn, has not been developed.
She is bright for her years, and old and pre
cocious enough to enjoy a sensation.
HIS GIRL WENT BACK ON HIM.
A Fifteen-Year-old Wnuld-Be Suicide Se
verely Wound Himself.
Atchison, Kan., Jan. ".Louis Kurth,
the 15-year-old son of John B. Kurth, a
prominent citizen, attempted suicide yester
day because his sweetheart, a lass of 13, had
given him the "mitten. " The lad was very
deliberate about it. He went in a restau
rant shortly before 11 o'clock, and when the
hour struck pulled a pistol and coolly shot
himself in the left breast just over tbe
heart. He staggered about the floor after
the shot, flourishing tbe weapon in a
tragic manner and calling for chloroform
that he might die jieaceably. He was after
ward taken to the home of his parents. His
condition is critical. He insists that life has
no longer any joys for him. The girl who is
the cause of the boy's distress is Nellie H.
Bertenshaw, the daughter of Charles H.
Bertensnaw, the storekeeper of tbe Missouri
Pacific. On Saturday tbe young couple had
a quarrel, and oa Sunday the youth saw the
girl with another fellow and he resolved to
die.
CHASED WITH A WHEEL.
A Wankeslia Sheriff Develops a Maw Cae
for the Bicycle.
Wai kesha. Wis., Jan. T. A week ago
Josie Ellis, who has been employed at Gil
bert's restaurant here, w as arrested on a
charge of having stolon a watch, and was
placed in jail to await her hearing. At tbe
jail the prisoner was allowed to go about the
house as she liked, and took her meals with
the sheriffs family. Sunday noon, how
ever, she declined to go to her
meal, and another prisoner having
the run of the building was di
rected to report if she attempted to leave.
Word came that the woman bail departed
Tbe sheriff mounted his bicycle and gave
chase. The girl dodged from place to place,
through streets and alleys and old buildings,
and eliulisl her pursuer for half an hour or
more, but he finally overhauled her On her
return to jail it was found that she had on
six dresses and duplicated underclothing suf
ficient to make up a fair-sized warilrobe.
Old bat Not a Fool.
Montreal.. Jan. T. Forty guests assem
bled at the archbishop's cathedral yesterday
morning to witness the marriage of the
youngest daughter of C. Benussleil, M. P., a
pretty girl of IS, to V. t'haput, the rich flour
merchant. To years of nge. After waiting
two hours the bridegroom tailed kO turn up,
and tbe marriage was pistponed. Chaput
says he is old enough to lie the girl's grand
father, and upon second thought he made up
his mind not to make an old tool of himself.
Lannrlied wilh the President's Itlesslng.
Bath, Me , Jan. 7. Tbe ship Happahan
nock was launched at Sewall's yards yester
day. As an outcome of I 'resident Harrisou '
visit here in August, Mr. S-wall received a
handsomely frtinusl portrait of the presi
dent with the following autographic inscrip
tion: "May every voyage of the ship Rappa
hannock lie prosjMToiis.
. Signed. -Benjamin Harrisos."
Making Fun of l.a (irlppe.
ST. IETERSBrRo, Jan. 7 More fancy
halls than ever have lieen given here since
the epidemic began. At a hall given last
night one of tho ladiis personated influenza,
calling herself Miss Grippe. Her dress was
a map of Eurojie with the infected districts
marked on it.
Commanded
London. Jan.
tory obituaries
has just died at
ured in public
the Guard at lukerman.
7. The papers contain lauda
iii Viscount Templeton, who
San Remo. He has not fig
life for nearly a ireneration.
but the British
he con i ma n I- i
the Alma.
people could not forget that
the guards at lukerman and
STIRRED UP THE HOME RULERS.
A Protestant Dublin Alderman Makes an
('successful Break.
London, Jan. 7. At the regular meeting
of tbe Dublin corporation yesterday a Pro
testant alderman introduced a resolution in
viting the queen to pay a visit to Dublin.
Immediately half a dozen Nationalists were
on their feet seeking the recognition of the
chair that they might denounce the resolu
tion and its author, and it was some
minutes before order was sufficiently
restored to enable the observance of
parlimentary usage. Several vehement
speeches were made against the resolution
and a vote was finally taken with the result
of rejecting the motion by an over whelming
majority. The grounds upon which the
resolution was rejected were declared to be
that the Irish detested the preseut govern
ment and would not stultify themselves by
the indorsement of a sycophantic invitation
to one whose presence in Dublin in the ex
isting circumstances would be most un
welcome. The Association Managers.
Rochester, N. V , Jan. 7 The American
association was in session here yesterday,
St. Louis, Louisville, Philadelphia, Toledo,
and Syracuse being represented. The seven
clubs thus far selected for the American as
sociation are: 8t Louis, Louisville, Athletic,
Syracuse, Rochester, Columbus and Toledo.
The eighth club will probably be Washing
ton, Newark or Brooklyn. As soon as the
association got to work Syracuse was ad
mitted. Baltimore applied for membership
on condition that the association be com
posed of twelve clubs. The meeting than
elected Gen. Henry Brink er vice president of
the board of directors, aud selected board of
arbitration and committees. It was de
cided to have but eight clubs next season
and the share of visiting clubs of gates
receipts was changed from 20 to 40 par cent.
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ABBREVIATED TELEGRAMS.
William T. Haker was elected president of
the Chicago Uard of trade at the annual
election held Mondav.
Kditor William ( 1'Brien, during his incar
ceration in various Irish prisons, has written
a semi-iolitical novel, which will shortly be
published.
The latest and earl i.- 1 paaaage of the
straits of Mackinaw ever known was made
Sunday by th - Steamer srco!a. The straits
were clear of ice.
The directors of the LofjfevfBe and Nash
ville oompaay Monday declared a semi
annual dividend of 'A per cvnt. in stock on
the st.,,-k of that coniany.
Owing to the prostration by la grippe of
several incinlers of the choir of the Church
of the Sacred Heart, at Trenton, N. J., it
was im)ossible to celebrate hi-h mass Sun
day. Miss Letitia. Al Inch, niece of Senator
Stewart, of Nevada, is diligently studying
at the national capital for her debut on tho
stage, which takes place at a matinee Thurs
day afternoon.
Tho Nebraska grand lodge of Masons at
its recent session adopted a by-law providing
for the expulsion from the order of saloon
keepers, and three have been recently ex
pelled at Lincoln.
Judge David J. Brewer w as sworn in as
associate justice of the Cnited States supreme
court at Washington City at noon Monday.
The court-room was filled with sectators
during the ceremony.
Collector of Customs D. J. Camriau. of
Detroit, whose term does not expire until
Dec. 1 this year, has sent on his resignation
without being asked for it. Major Hopkins
will prohably succeed to the orticc.
Two not4 burglars, Thomas Conw ay and
Mike Patterson, escac.l from the county
prison at Wilkesbarro. Pa., Monday morn
ing by cutting through the ceiling of the
cell and then breaking through the roof.
James Hortncr, who robbed Riley county,
Kansas, of 50.lXa and skippi-d to Canada,
has written a letter admitting his guilt, say
ing that be spent the money in spis ulntii n
and that he w a incited to run away by his
wife.
Farmer Enos Stanton, living near Judd s
Corners, not far from Corunna, Mich., was
forced into a fisht last Friday by Alexander
Coffee. Stanton struck Coffee w ith a club
and the latter cot in his buggy and went
home. He died Snturdas- from t ho effects
of the blow and Stanton is in jail, with ptib
lic symathy entirely on his side.
A novel feature of a contested election
case lief ore congress occurs in that of Smith
vs. Jackson from the Fourth West Virginia
district The contestant alleges that in the
returns of Pleasant county the clerk wrote
Jackson's vote as "eight hundred and twe."
which the canvassing hoard interpreted as
instead of BU as Smith claims. Jankson
only has three majority on the face of the
returns.
Coffee Will I'ndmbly Advanre.
Baltimore, Md., Jan. 7. A prominent
coffee dealer m Halt imore claims to have a
dispatch f rom Brazil stat ing tht th9 new
government has increased the export duty on
coffee Irom 11 to 15 per cent.
THE MARKETS.
Chicago, Jan. 8.
On the board of trade to-day quotations
ranged as follows: Wheat No. 2 January,
opened TSc, closed lc; February, opened
. closed 7S4o; May, opened closed
8-'k-4c. Corn No. 2 January, opened SW-fc,
closed o; February, opened -94-$-, closed'
c May, opened .d?jc, closed 81H-jc. Oat
No. 2 January, opened and closed 'Xc;
February, opened -, rlosea -Hc. Pork
January, opeued and closed $Jt; Febru
ary, opened and dosed $M.HU; May, opened
aud closed Ma, lrd January, opened and
closed J".::-.
Live stuck Th fo' lowing- were the quota
tions at the I'uiou stock yards: Hogs-Market
opened ruth t taay; later now active and firm:
prices unchanged: light grades. tfUMfjfaj
rough packing. 3.50&3.ri5; mixed lota, f8.sjJQ
8.75; heavy packing and shipping lota, $8.A0a
3. an.
Produce: Butter Fancy Elgin creamery, 2
a27c V ; finest dairy, lla2Uc; pu king stock.
7atc. Eggs Strictly fresh, 17mc v dos.;
Ice house. H ..! Live poultry Hens, 7iaijc
V turkeys, tX10, ducks, M&10; ireese, i.'in&
0.00 1 doz. Potatoes Beauty of Hebron, 38a
40c V hu. on track; common and mixed lots, 20
3c. Apples (rood to fancy. $1.2&2.S0 bbl.
Cranberries Wisconsin. $8.ts.75 per box.
New York.
New York, Jan. a.
Wheat--No. 2 red winter, 87c cash; do Jan
uary, MB,;; do February, so; do May.
MBSgc. Corn No. 2 mixed, 40c cash; do Jan
uary. WVe; do February, auajc; do May, 3tio.
Oats hull hut steady; No. 2 mixed. 2KUe
cash: do January. 2He; do February, jc; do
March, 27Tc. Rye Dull. Barley-Nominal.
Pork Dull; uiess, fjMjitfJMI for Inspected.
Lard Dull; January, $0.13: February
6.1b.
Live Stock: Cattle-Trading fairly active;
native steers, $3.865.15 y iuu itB; 0jte,rj jd.-iy
4.50-, bulls and cows, ti.UU33.75. Sheep and
Lambs - Sheep, firm; f4.23QiS.20 V i(JU lbs; lambs,
easier $5.50jfl.75. Hogs-Steady; nominal
range, f i.v .u..i V 100 Bs.
BOCK ISLAND.
Bay Upland prairie, t7.05ia$8.00
Hay Ttmouij $o 6' r $8.00.
Hay-Wild. Mamm oo
Straw- 4.0004.60.
Rye 3c.
Ctom-ld2oa30c , New 21c&8c
Oats 8tc
PotUes-13x3Lic . -
Onions 85c.
Turnips).
ooai-soft no : aaid M.oo
Cora Wood Oak, $4JH ; Hickory, f $4 50
NEW GOODS
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ALADDIN VENTILATOR for Hard Coal.
The latest design of the long series of ALADDIN Stoyes. This is beautiful in
its ornamentation, novel in many of its features is bound to be a good seller Be
sure and examine this stove and learn its good points for after seeing it you will
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I have of course a supply of the celebrated ROUND OAKS. This has been
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don t be dcceived-buy tbe Round Oak-made by P. D. Beckwith. I am the sole
agent for above goods as well as other desirable goods, Hardware, etc
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Cor. Third avenue and Twentieth St., Rock Island
TIME
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Years, to spend more than a small portion of it in
reading advertisements. We simply name a
few articles that are worth thinking about.
ALBUMS, LAMPS,
Work Baskets,
Sideboards, Book Cases,
Fancy Oak and Rattan Rockers,
Parlor Suits, Bedroom Suits,
Ladies' Parlor Desks, Silverware,
Ornamental Slocks, Center Tables,
any of these things make a suitable Holiday Gift.
The C.F. Adams' Home-Furnishing House
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