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THE ROCK ISLAND AJRGUS, THURSDAY, FERRUARY 6, lfe90.
THE DAILY ARGUS
JOMW W yOTTKH.
TouiaoAY, February 8. 18U0.
Frequently itibacrlbera mlM their paper for
ome cana or other, and on g' Ing to the office
And It cloid. To obviata thu difficulty arrange
ronu bars been mute to learn extra coplea of
the Dai i t Aasua each evening at Thomaa' drag
torn, where eubacrlbera who fall to receive their
paper can Mcare a copy.
Tukkk are four members of the Uni
ted Stales senate who can never be can
dldatee for the presidency of this repub
lic under the constltuiion because af
alien blrtb. Senator Jones, of Nevada,
was bora in Hertfordshire. England;
General McMillan, f Michigan, in Ham
ilton, Ontario; Senator Beck, of Ken
tucky, in Dumfordsbire. Scotland, and
Sonator Puco. of Florida. In London,
England. While it Is exceptional rather
than otherwise that a senator was born In
the state be represents, sectional tinea
have been closely observed. Of the
northern senators only two were born in
the south Senator Cullom, of Illinois,
in Kentucky, and Senator Hawley, of
Connecticut, in North Carolina. Not one
southern senator Is of northern origin.
Ir Senator Ingslla bad offered some
solution of the race problem question in
the senate the other day, his speech
would hsve been more favorably re
ceived. Though realizing Its gravity and
even, apparently, exaggerating its dan
gers, he made no suggestion as to how to
deal with the question. Starting in a
calm and statesmanlike manner, be cre
ated the impression that he inter tied to
treat the subject with the solemnity and
Importance it dtserved. He avowed his
purpose to be calm and candid, but this
temper did not last long He gravitated
to political ranting, and his speech
Quickly assumed all the essential features
of an assault upon the south and Its peo
ple. He had collected numerous ab'
stracta from obscure southern papers
mainly ill advised and foolish, and these
he read. They were fragmentary, and
did not represent the sentiment of the
white people of that section.
The in. mx. RaMpnn.
The latest dispatches from Washington
indicate a cessation of the pandemonium
which reigned in the bouse el represen
tativea fell last week, caused by the arbl
trary and unprecedented rulings of Czar
Reed, the speaker. It is apparent that
the republicans, at least some of them,
realize that they have gone too far and
brought themselves and party into disre
pute. as far as parliamentary tactics arc
concerned. It is therefore likely that the
republican majority will at lesst adopt
rules of some kind before they proceed
The republicans have established two
precedents, however, which will menace
and haunt them in future congresses,
when the democrats shall have control
By their action they have decided that
the speaker may decltre a quorum to be
present when no quorum is votiDg. and
that the speaker may refute to entertain
any motions, or cvon allow the minority
members the floor on the pretext that be
auspects their motive is obstruction. If
the majority can override the rights of
the minority, democrats can do it as well
But the danger of this policy, this
usurpation of constitutional rights, is
very great The New York Stirr says it
becomes an Interesting question as what
would be the result If the republicans
continued this hnll-dozmg methods.
"The Blair educational bill and the
direct tax bill, involving about fSO.OHO,
000 and $1 (HHi.ihi i resp ctively, are the
first objecta in eight That makes 40,
O0O.CO0 to start with. -Claims are pend
ing before the different committees
amounting to more than 200 (WHI .000.
An agreement among the majority, un
oontrolled by any rules or possibility of
dilatory motions on the part of the minor
Ity. will make it easy for a mutual log
rolling arrangement between members to
get anything through they desire or are
Interested in Here Is a chance for at
leas' 150.000.000 more As for relying
on any repressive action on the part of
the senate, that Is a false hope. It lias
passed Into an axiom for the last four or
five years, that the senate will pass any
thing, if only one individual senator can
be interested in It and claim senatorial
INVITATION TO LOTTERIES.
North Hahntn (live-Thrm Km itRi-ninnt
In Mtart BsMWMaa Tlici e.
Hisim AftfK. N I) . Pkw tl Tlw lull per
mitting lottery eimiaiiiii- to otxjrutf in thin
state pmHrd iIm wiiut lt evmiiiig by a ma
turity of "J to It in wild that th bill will
havr ii largi ninjonrr in tin- hon- iilno.
Ooveruor Miller hn- uuri' unr.-d In-d.'Ur
ruination to veto the hill, hut it b sunt that
the rjieamr Ims nough friend- In both
houses to pass It ovr hi- ..' Tin-obHrt
uf the bill ar itate'l fob-, rauing
needed revenue lo antes) tin. UU agninat
the great losee which oeew from untitling
large sum t.. Ibe lotteries of ntliiir states,
and the lunldirv up at - .v.ut and reliable
homo institution- It n known now that the
Louisiana lottery eompHny will establmh
in the stat underfill' name of the North
llaUotn Iittery i-oinpunv
CwpISi IteeH'a Kllllnr.
HELENA. Mont , r'eb I Speaker itwd'x
ruling in the national house gave the cue
Veetenlsy t" 1. 1. tenant Governor Rlckanln
id the state MMiute, and be broke the dead
lock for a time A motion was made to con
sider two billH from the Republican house,
and two Democrat demanded the yens and
oars. They were ordered, the liemocrats
not voting. Ki'-hanN then declared the
motion carried, counting the two Democrats
In who called for the veus and nays, to make
a quorum This a startler for the
Democrat but as soon as the senate ad
journed they all lef; the eitr. and think a
ergeant-at-arm will have some trouble
serving notice on them
The J are Hrlberjr :aer.
Chicaoo, Feb. Arguments in the
Cranio jury bribing case were to have
been made today before Judge Water
man, but were posponed until Monday.
Foater, Johnny William's attorney, could
not any whether his client would be on
hand or not.
"in. i i Kxalaataa.
London. Feb. 8. A colliery explosion
In Monmouthshire this morning impris
oned three hundred men several boura.
Two hundred were rescued, but the fate
o' the others la very doubtful.
Humanity is ready enough to lend a
hand, but It is usually empty.
THE CODE OF RULES
"Filibuster" Dropped from the
REED'S NEW DEPARTURE RATIFIED
Radlral hange In the Procedure of the
House The Kepublleana In Canons
Adopt them All, aWd the Democrats
Ask for Further Time Pension Bills
Made Privileged Wood's Patent Ballot-Bos
I'.n-m. H. In Congress A Ouy
Washixoto City, Feb. A The Repub
lican caucus in tbe house yesterday after
noon wa cm ll-1 to order soon after the house
adjourned by Henderson of Illinois, the per
manent chairman MoKluley, as tbe repre
sentative of the committee on rules, was
recognised and proceeded while he read the
new code prepared by the Republican mem
bsrs of the committee to explain what
changes hud been agreed to and their various
moaning MeKlnley was assisted in ex
plaining by Cannon. As each rule was read
It was explain. . I and afterward debated and
amended or adopted.
Radical Changes Inder.-ml.
The first change of importance i hat was
passed on was tbe new rule allowing the
speaker to determine what are dilatory mo
tions, and giving him authority to lugtiore
them when nut da.
Tbe new rules making 1U0 members a
quorum tn committee of tbf whole, and au
thorising the speaker to count members
present, but not voting, in order to make up
a quorum, were also adopted. The last
mentioned rule provides that the clerk,
under the direction of the speaker, shall
note the names of members present and not
voting and hand the list to the speaker to be
read. This is probably the most radical
ohango provided for in the new code. By
adopting it th" Republican members sustain
Sjieak.'i tteed's rulings during the r.x-eut
contest over the Smith-Jackson election
Other lNiorlant Modification.
The other important changes in the new
rul.-s adopt.-,! by the caucus were those pro
viding for three calendars of business, to be
known as the "Union." the "Private," and
the "House" calendars: providing that tbe
house shall not make new legislation on ap
propriation bills; closing debate in commit
tee of tbe whole; abolishiug as privileged
motions to take a recess or adjourn over to
a set date; allowing but one motion toad
Journ to be entertained when any proposi
tion is under consideration; tbe restoration
of the morning hour, and the taking up of
house bills amended by tbe senate, immedi
ately upon their return to the house.
The Morning Hour.
Respecting the morning hour, it is pro
vided that it shall last for sixtv minutes.
and shall be devoted to the consideration of
bills reported by committees. If, at the
close of the hour, the matter U still undis
posed of, a motion to go into committee of
the whole on a certain measure may be
made. To this an amendment in the shape
of a substitute of another bill may he made,
and should tins ! Ids', the morning hour
will continue until the subject is concluded.
Concerning the rule providing against
new legislation on appropriation bills, It
was explained the caucus that the com
mittee of the house having charge of appro
priation bills will be allowed, under the rules,
to report legislation at my tim to a limited
Bills for Reference.
Another section of the rules reported to
the caucus and agreed to, provides that bills
be laid on the clerk's desk for reference by
the speaker. This do?s away with bill day,
and if this section Is adopted in the house,
the titles of bills introduced will not be read
to the house, but they will be sent to the
public printer after the speaker has written
the name of the appropriate committee on
Penilon Bills Privileged.
There was considerable debate on a propo
sition submitted by Atkinson of Pennsylva
nia to amend the proposed rules by making
pension bills matters of privilege. The dis
cussion waxed hot on this, but Atkin- ,n
finally carried his point.
The various changes were not, however,
adopted without considerable discussion,
some of the subject matter being objected to
as entirely too radical.
While there was not that unanimity that
prevailed at the caucus which first consid
ered tbe rules, the code, us a whole, was ac
cepted without much dissent. The caucus
met at 1 p m and remained in session until
a few minutes after 7 o'clock last evening
Considered by the Democrats.
A Democratic caucus was held last night
in the house. The new code of rules was the
single topic of discussion Carlisle read each
iule in turn, and following the example of
McKiiilev at the Republican caucus, ex
plained the new features There was little
diascussion. It was agreed that Carlisle
should ask the Republicans for more time to
delitsrat" on the proposed changes The
caucus then, at H.'IO adjourned.
THAT WOOD BALLOT-BOX.
The flimss- oninilttee Hears Further Tes
timony Alton! lite Forgery.
W ASHINi.TOK CITY. Kb I. The house
c iinmittee Investigating the Ohio ballot box
f irgery continued the inquiry yesterday. Ex
Oovernor Foraker, ernes-examined Oov
eruor Campbell, who said he hail com
meucid to l.sjk for Wood at the time that
the latter was otienly traveling between Cin
cinnati and Columbus He hail charged
Foraker with being an infamous scoundrel
Is- i. use the latter had charged him iCamp
lielli with corrupt practices when he (Fora
ker) didn't kuow what he was talking about.
The governor said thut Haddou told him
that he tHaddon) was forced to testify to
s ing a p r resembling the forgery or
gel out of the Republican party.
Mrs R J Wood, wife of the forger, said
that Haddon told her that b-r husband had
done nothing w'ong. and would be taken
care of whether Foraker was elected or not.
Mhe said she wrote to flovernor Foraker
to tell him that nil the letter- and telegram
to Wood were at his disposal Ex-Governor
Foraker h-re -aid that he never received that
letter. R .Is-rt J. Wood, son of the forger,
showed the stock hook of the Rullot-Box
company. There was no congressman's
name on it. The committee then adjourned
for the day.
( .ingress In Hrlef.
Wahiiim ton Crrr, Feb tt After the
transaction of morning business in the sen
ate yesterday a resolution was offered au
thorizing the renting of rooms outeide the
Capitol for ctsimmittee ust. After debate it
was referred. Blair than addressed tbe sen
ate tn adv. cacy of his educational bill. A
resolution was presented from the foreign
affairs committee, simply congratulating the
Brazilian pis. pic upon the adoption of a re
publican form of government. There is no
lormai recognition in the resolution The
tenate Mien h dd a secret session, after which
it adjourned. One of tbe bills introduced
makes the rate of pension for anchylosis of
tbe hip joint WI per month.
The house held a short session, doing noth
ing except the approval of the journal,
which was done in tbo usual manner since
trouble began, the Democrats refusing to go
on record and a quorum being counted by
Infernal Machine In the Capitol.
Wahhinoton Crrr, Feb 6. Lieut Jones,
of the Capitol police force, yesterday dis
covered a tin box hidden in one of the spit
toons in tb. rotunda of tbe Capitol contain
ing explosive substance. The box was about
the site of a silver dollar in circumference. an
inch deep and tilled with a powder that
looked a little like sawdust or sulphur pow
der, together with little chunks of a sub
itance looking like saltpetre. A teat showed
tha' the powder was explosive. The cap
tain thinks It was a railway torpedo that
some one threw away.
Call 'Km Piatt and Miller.
Washinoton Crrr, Feb. 8. On each of
the gleaming brass andirons that form one
of the many decorations in Viie President
Morton's sumptuous room at the Capitol
hangs a cast-oft iron shoe. On evidently
bsd bem worn by a lively trotter, v iule the
other protected the hoof of a pt.tietrt mule.
They were placed there for got d luck, and
about the senate end of the CapiMthey have
been named respectively Thorn: s C. Piatt
and Warner Miller, because ther Is always
tire between them.
A Court of Patent Appe lis.
w asm i no r ' City, Feb. 6. --The house
oomraittee on the Judiciary has ordered a
favorable report on the Culbenon bill for
the creation of a court of patent appeals.
The bill provides for five judges at salaries
of $7,500 each. The court is to bi a court of
final appeal and is designed to relieve the
United States supreme court of the patent
rases that under the present law a e appealed
Sympathy from the Bliie-Juekets.
Washixotoh City, Feb. 6. The follow
ing telegram was yesterday rece ved at the
nary department, dated Toulon, France,
Feb. from Admiral Walker, ir command
of tbe squadron of evolution: "I- ave beard
with deepest grief of sad calai tity which
has befallen you. Myself, office) s and men
send heartfelt sympathy."
Public Building Bills
Washington City, Jan. t rhe house
committee on public buildings at d grounds
yesterday authorized favorubl reports
tin the bills introduced in the house
making appropriations for the e 'action of
public buildings at Lansing, Mi h. ; Oales
burg, Ills ; Ashland, Wis., and Cedar Rap
MURDER IN A CHURCH.
A Blot Precipitated by a Very Personal
Sermon Two Men Km. d.
Charlotte, N. C, Feb. 6. During ser
vices in a Virginia country church about
thirty miles from Sparta, N. C, la ;t Sunday,
the Rev. Joarph M. Strooke, i tiring the
course of his remarks, said:
There is a man in this congreg ition, who
la so mean ami unfaithful to his v ife that it
is a wonder Ood does not rain dot "n fire and
brimstone upon his head and cons- lme him."
The preacher point -1 his tii.g r towards
Thomas Coleman, who occupied a seat near
the pulpit, and as he did so that ndivj.lual
Jumped to his feet to inquire if he parson
meant to be personal in his ren arks. No
sooner was Coleman on bis feet tl an half a
dozen deacons were up demandii g that he
sit down. Everything was in an uproar and
an attempt was made to eject Coleman.
Coleman's Desperate Fig it.
Coleman resisted, and. seizing a stick of
wood lying near the stove, he began to
wield it hard and fast, knocking four men
to tbe floor, and fatally wounding Jeremiah
Ferguson. One man wrenched the club from
Coleman and dealt him a fearful b ow across
the bead, killing him. The man th n walked
out of the church, and has not ecu seen
The riot lasted six minutes, and was par
ticipated in by many of the eonjTegation,
who used clubs as wea uis. The ki led were'
Thomas Celeman and Jeremiah 'erguson.
The injured were Edward Qawaoi Rob rt
Edwards and John Peehy.
BIG FLOODS IN OREGON.
Portland Inundated and Much Property
Ruined Fatal Avalanrhfs.
Portland. Ore., Feh. Ii The unprece
dented mild weather which has -uvvaile 1
for the la-t two week- all ever this section of
country ha caused a -udden thaw in the
mountains along the Williamet e river,
which empties into the Columbia Jast above
the city. Tuesday and the day hef. re warm
rains fell and early yesterday moi ning the
Williamette w-as transformed into a roaring
torrent. Before daylight the Columbia be
gan to rise rapidly, and now the water is
three feet deep on First street and t lousands
of dollars worth of damage lias ban done.
The entire imputation of the floodet district
have moved to higher ground. Ne.vs is re
ceived of gr.'ar sntr. i ing in the in ning re
Heavv snowstorms south ! S-nrtle are
reusing great damagu to railways litsd tele
graphs. Ms Men Killed by an A Milan, he
Spokane Falls. Wash., Feb fi The
town of Burke, Idaho, ia the Co- ui d'Alene
mining district, has lieeu nearly d -stroved
by disastrous avalanche. Hull of he baaV
ness bouses are in ruins, and the terror
stricken inhabitants have fled to tl.e towns
of Oem and Wallace. f aring a reiie ition of
the disaster The disaster euoai'iwi Tues
day afternoon and yesterday morning, when
a tremendous mass of snow swept dosn upon
the town from the west side of the narrow
gulch in which it i- situated Tue dnv an
avalanche swept down usm I arding
bouse connected with the Custer mil e. The
boarding house was full of miner 4. six of
whom were killed. The others had . narrow
escape, and a nuuoier were injur Ml
f'hejitimenal Haiti -Mnrm
San Francisco, Feb. e. A Jispat -b from
from Jacksonville. ( Ire., says: A pi enome-iialrain-titorm
has prevailed in south, ru Ore
gon since Friday which, in connection u itb the
melting of the snow 'ia the mountains, has
caused the greatest Hood known si ice the
iun try was settled The damage to south
ern Oregon cannot tie estimated as y it, for
postal communication is so uncerta n that
ouly surmises can tie made of tbe ra ages of
the water on tbe hue of th naw is trib
utaries of the Rgue river
Knrted by a Hnow-Nlide.
NEW York, Feb ft A special o Tbe
World from Hec a, Mont., says Lyoi City,
a mining camp which lies at the I aso of
Lyon mountain, w-as completely buried by
a snow-slide Sunday morning Two miners
were killed and a large amount of pi merry
destroyed. The slide was three-quai ters of
a mile wide
A Flood In the St. Lawrence.
Montreal, Feb. ft It is reported here
that the flood in the St Lawrence rivr has
risen so high that there is six feet of water
in the streets of La Prairie, and -erious
floods throughout that section are antici
pated. Combine In Kdged Tools.
Pittmbcro, Pa., Feb 0 Represen atives
of all of the edged tool manufacturers of the
United States met in this city yester lay in
secret session. Enough of the prone tdings
were learned, however, to warran the
statement that one of the closest cm ibina
tions in existence has been formed The
capital represented exceeds f.ri.000,000 The
organisation will do business unde- tbe
name of the American Axe company, in I is
in the hands of a board of directors which
has power to transact ail business bearing
upon the manufacture and sale of edged
Destructive Fire In Brooklyn.
BROOKLYN, Feb. The American Mat
ting company's building on Spencer street
was burned about midnight last night with
a large stock of material and manufai tured
goods. The loss is estimated at t'JOO.OOX . Six
firemen were injured. The fire was t very
fierce one, owing to the inflammable r ature
of tbe stork, and tbe building, a four story
structure 200 feet square, was destroys 1 in a
remarkably short time. The flamej s iread
to surrounding dwellings, and a large num
ber of families were compelled to flee
l o-t His Men of Her Crew.
Boston, Feb. . The ship Josephine, from
New York for Dantzic with oil, was distbled
by heavy seas Jan. 24. Five men were
washed overboard, and one fell from t! e Jib
boom. The vessel was abandoned Ja i. DO
In a sinking condition, ("apt. Putt and
even men the survivors, were taken olf by
tbe steamer Tbaneinore, from London, hub
arrived here yesterday.
Doing a General Arson Business.
Newark, N. J., Feb. tt. Morris Foldiaan,
Isaac Meisuer, and Simon Armies, pre prie
tors of a tobacco store, were arrested yes
terday for arson, and confessed that hey
bad set fire to taeir store to get tl.000 ii a ur
ea ee money. They also confessed ha ring
committed similar crimes in other cities
TRUSTED A RASCAL.
Express Company Robbed by
a Wily Villain.
HE GETS AWAY WITH THE BOODLE.
A Matter of S35.00O That the Pacific
Express Is Looking for The Culprit
One of the Guaranteed Sort How He
Accomplished His Big Steal Ho as to
Gain Time to Fly Awmy An Unfor
St. Lor is. Mo., Feb. 6 The Pacific Expres
company has been robbed again, and this time
35,000 and a trusted clerk ara gone. Last
Saturday the City National bank of Dallas,
Tex. , consigned t-50,000 to the Commercial
bank of St. Louis. The money was in two
packages. One contained $35,000 in currency
and the other 1 15,000 in gold, in a small bag.
Tbe packages were handed to F. A. Walton,
the money clerk of the expreas company at
Dallas, who Issued a receipt for the packages
said to contain jl'iO.OOO, put the $35,000 in his
pocket and made out a way bill for the $15,
000 in gold. Two hours later Walton
gathered alibis portable cfTcc an i started
for the India u territory.
The si:.. ' iot There.
The $15,000 in gold reached the Commer
cial bank Monday, and, after waltiug two
days for the 3.i,0u0 to turn up, the bank
made complaint to L. A. Fuller, superin
tendent of the express company. Mr. Fuller
began an investigation, and the first discov
ery he made was that Walton had left Dal
las hurriedly Sunday morning. Last night
the following telegram was received from
the company's agent at Dallas:
Walton has stolen the$ltri,nu) billed to the
Commercial National bank at St. Louis. He
was witti the American at Ionia, Mich., for
five year-and cam.- to us last October from
tbe Wei Is-Fa-p . Ills father lives at St. Joe,
V... He -tarted for the Indian territory; have
sent dele. Ursa alter him.
How Walton Got Away.
Snis-rintendent Fuller said last niirht:
"Walton succeisle.l in getting a good start
by a pretty smart trick. When the money
was turned over to him he issu .i a receipt
and made out I way-bill for $tI,000 a copy
of which he tis.k in the letter-book. Then
be destroyed the waybill for $50,000 and
made out one for $15,000 and sent on the
gold. The Dallas boot show that $50,000 has
been shipped to St. Louis, and no suspiciou
was created until the bank entered com
plaint. Walton is Utt years of age, red
haired, and smooth faced. We have tele
graphed all points on the Missouri, Kansas
and Texas and Missouri Pacific, and, as I be
lie vi he intends to roach Canada, we hope
to get him. A good reward will be paid
for him. He was under a bond of $2,00)
by one of the euaranty companies. "
Iteen Itolilied Several Times Before.
The Pacific Express company has been for
tea years a chronic sufferer from raids of
robbers. Five years ago Prentice Tiller, a
clerk employed by the company here. walked
awav OM Sunday night with a valise con
tniiiine $96,008 of the funds of the Pacific
company He tried to reach Canada, but
after a hot chase was arrested in Milwau
kee, where a landlord opened the valise and
found it Med with money. Tiller received
ten years In the penitentiary.
Three years ago Fred Wittrock, alias Jim
Cumminsrs, Frank Haight and John Weaver
jumped a Pacific Express car at the Union
depot, Ismnd Kxpreas Messenger Fothering
ham, and robbed the safe of $110,000. These
men were arrested iu Chicago and about
TONY SCHOOTK'S DESPAIR
His Wile Thrashes Him anil He Commits
Cleveland. O., Feb. 6. Mrs. Tony
Schooi.k. of Scranton avenue, this city,
told her husband ycs enlay morning that she
was going out callinc. Tony objected and a
fight ensued. Mrs. Bobootk was victorious,
and she proceeded to make her call. Alter
she had cone Tony saturated a tied with coal
I tire to it and got in. He was fatally
burned an t the house badly damaged
Hrisiu Calaaai ary.
CnOAOO, Feb 6 Yesterday the jury in
tlie case of John Bogaa Vs, the C. B. and
brought in a nio.li I v. rdict. Mrs. Hogan
was killed by a train on that road some
weeks aco The jury decided that the road
wa- i I lame, and brought in a verdict for
$1 damages' The jadfp set the verdict
prompt Iv u-i I. iind si nt the jury home with
something to think about. The railway
claimed that Mrs Hogan crossed the track
inside the yard in-trad of going to the reg
ular erosatag Ii -he bad done tbe latter she
would not have lss-ii killed. The verdict
wa- a "compromise "
Win' l.ow.-r Itates on Corn.
I'm. A.e., Feb. ii Three members of the
Nebraska Isiard of railroad and warehouse
commissioners were in conference in this
city yesterday wuh the representatives of
railways engag.sl in traffic from Nebraska
points, trying to secure a reduction of the
freight clung-, on corn The conference
will lie continued, although the railway men
say they don't si- how lower rates will help
the fanners, who are burning their corn for
fuel, as it is cheaper than corn. If lower
rates are given it will stimulate shipments
and put down prices in the cost.
Meeting of Stove Manufacturers.
Clll. AOo, Feb ii Yesterday's suasion of
the National Asxiciation of Stove Manufac
turers was devoted to the reading of reports
of special coinuutt.s and President Bar
bour's address. A report favoring the adop
tion of tbe Torry bankruptcy bill was
adopted l're-ident Kurlmur in bis addrew
urged the delegates to use all their influence
to defeat the hill now before congress call
ing for an increase I duly on mica
W in. low -I. I iii Advanced.
MtMOraUk, Ma . Feb A Members of
the Am. ricn N m.low Glass Importers' asso
ciation, including representatives of every
glass importing llrui in country, met here
yesterday and advanced the price of window
glass 5 per cent, for the next five days, at the
end of w hich time the new price list will be
iisued, and there will tie an advance of 10
I on t Men Badly Burned.
Wilkehbarre, Pa., Feb. A By an explo
lion of gas m the PettiiKine shaft at Kings
tan yesterday Arthur Evans, Richard
U'Hrien. John Thomas and Cornelius Cars,
repair men, were badly burned. Tbey are
at a hospital here, and will probably re
:over. Keeetion to the Jurists.
New York, Feb. A The Bar association
M this city held a reception last night in
honor of the visiting supreme court justices.
Many eminent men in and out of the legal
profession were present. The justices left
lor Washington City this morning.
Navajos Resent a Killing.
DURAKOO, Colo., Feb. A. The Navajo
Indians In Ssn Juan county, New Mexico,
are hatTassing the settlers on account of the
recent killing of an Ind.au About 500
warriors are off tbe reservation and tbe set
tlers are greatly alarmed.
Milau Plays a Big Oame.
Monaco, Feb. A Milan, the ex-king of
Spain, lost MytH francs yesterday at the
Two Boys Drowned While Hkatlng.
WoRi KsTER. Mass , Feb. A Peter Oiblin,
aged I, und Kddie ( am, aged 7. broke through
the iue on lapliumY pond while skating yes
terday and were drowned.
Fatal Kaploaion of a atlll.
Lima. O., Feb. 6. By the explosion of an
oil still in the Standard works at this place
yesterday, Patrick Ryan was killed and five
Salisbary Hustling t Africa.
A.-Lord Salisbury has ar
gyjoriin n occupation by England
of the Makololo and Shire district, of south
LABOR IN GERMANY
Emperor Wilhelm's Views on
an Important Subject.
A.N EXHAUSTIVE INQUIRY ORDERED
The State to Take Charge of the Matter
la the Interests of Kmptoj rlw and Em
ployedA Little Hobnob at Bismarck's
House Russian Intrigue Against Fer
dinand Some Cosslp from Kngland
Minister Lincoln's Son Foreign Mis
cellany. Bcrli.v. Feb. A. The emperor has issued
an order to the minister of commerce direct
ing him to take immediate steps towards the
extension of workingmen's insurance and to
institute an exhaustive inquiry into the trade
laws affecting factory labor. However val
uable, the emperor says, the present meas
ures for improving tbe iiosition of working
men may be, they are by no means equal to
the task he has undertaken of bettering their
Wants an International Talk.
The emperor, in a rescript to Bismarck,
says he desires that the ambassietors of
France, England, Belgium and Switzerland
shall be officially asked whether their gov
ernments are disposed to come to an interna
tional agreement with Germany with a view
to meeting the needs and wishes of work
men as revealed in the recent strikes and
labor disputes. When the principle of the
emperor's proposal is accepted Bismarck is
to invite all the nations interested to attend
a labor conference.
The State's Duty to Labor.
The emperor affirms that It is the duty of
the state to so regulate tbe duration and the
nature of labor as to insure the health, the
morality and the supply of all the economic
wants cf the work ingmen, and to preserve
their claims to equality before the law. For
the promotion of peace lietween workingmen
and their employers legal measures must be
taken toward the establishment of regula
tions empowering workingmen to appoint
delegates enjoying their confidence to repre
sent them in the settlement of affairs, these
delegates safeguarding the interests of the
workingmen, whom they represent, in all
negotiations with their employers or with
the government. Such a system would ena
ble the workingmen to express their wishes
and grievances peaceably and freely, and
would give tbe authorities of the states an
opportunity to inform themselves in a very
direct way of the condition of tbo working
people, thus keeping in touch with all their
actiMties, sentiments, nnd impulses.
The Troubles al Hie Mines.
Referring to the state of things in the
mines the emperor says that, owing to his
anxiety for the welfare of the men, he wishes
to see the mines developed into model estab
lishments, and desires that aaafeaama shall be
taken to that end. The council of state will
meet to consider the preliminary quetbms
involved in carrying out these ideas. Ex
perts will bs . alied to testify before it, and
the emperor himself will preside. The em
peror reserves to himself t ho right to ap
point the experts who are to report to the
council of state on labor questions. Baron
Stulm will tie one of them.
GRACIOUS EMPEROR WILHELM.
He Smokes a ripe with nismarck and
Talks Labor Keform.
Berlin. Feb. A. The kaiser was the guest
of Prince Bismarck last evening at a din
ner given e-H'Cially iu the emperor's honor.
The emperor gave his arm to Princess Bis
marck, ami led her to the dining ball, where
he sat at her left ami opposite the chancel
lor, w it h whom he conversed affably. The
emperor several times took w iue with the
chancellor and the princess. After the din
ner Prince Bismarck remained seated, at the
emperor's request, and the two smoked pipes
and indulged in general conversation.
Incidents of the Hobnob.
The iaiei-s are filled with incidents of the
dinner After dinner the company separ
ated into three groups. Around the em.
peror were Primv and Princes.- Bismarck.
Tbe emperor nnd the chancellor talking
freely, while the deputies present listened.
Dfetemperor expressed his resolve to pro
mote legi-latiou for the lienefit of the work
ing classes and to advance their interests,
and also expressed his intention to appoint a
commission to investigate their condition
and their ueeds. He spoke of the colonies,
and expressed regret that Germany did not
possess the countless millions of nmnev and
vast fleets of vessels that constituted the
strength of England.
Ilnke of Cambridge's s
London. Feb. '. 1: is regarded as certain
that a bill to legitimize the three sons of the
duke of Cambridge by bis morganatic mar
riage will come up iu parliament, and club
men nre offering odds that it will pass.
This will U. viewed in the light of a graceful
compliment to the commander-in-chief of
her majesty's forces on the occasion of his
retirement from the exalted position which
he has held so long. 7'he old fellow was the
terror of the officers, ow ing to his whunisi
calities nnd pighendtslness, and they are not
orry for his retirement. if parliament
legitimizes his sons they will lieco ne nomi
nally princes of t he blood. The duke mar
ried an actress and was a devoted and faith
ful husband to her.
Always Are of Kussian Origin.
Sofia. Feb 6 Maj. Panitza and the three
other military officers, who were arrested
here a few days ago. were arraigned for ex
amination yesterday. The inquiry disclosed
the fact that the plot w ith w Inch they were
connected to assassinate Prince Ferdinand
and proclaims regency, was of Russian or
igin, and instigated bv M Hitrove, the
Russian minister at Bucharest As a result
nf these revelations four civ diaus connected
w ith the conspiracy were arrested.
Lltlle "Abe" Lincoln.
London, Feb. 0. Young Abraham Lin
coln is not dying of pyemia as reported. Uis
sondition is no worse than it has been for a
month, and there is uot immediate danger
of death. The only cause for alarm is that
the improvement in his condition is so slow
as to be scarcely perceptible. Two of the most
listinguished surgeons in England now visit
the boy three times daily, aud they charge
that his treatment in Puns was the worst
kind of botch work.
An Overdue Steamer.
London, Feb A The British steamer
MlcGarel from Belize is overdue and much
in x let y lor her safety is felt. She was
Broken on Jan. 12, at which time she had a
A Joke on liattenberg.
London, Feb. . An irreverent Joke has
twen played on several of the leading Loudon
tallies, The Morning Post, society's organ,
Saving boon among the victims. A few days
igo some of the papers printed affecting
appeals to "H. B." to return to his afflicted
relatives, promising that if he displayed a
contrite disposition "all would yet b. well."
The notices being signed "V R." the allusion
to Henry of Battenbcrg and his imperial
mother-in-law was too transparent to escape
attention long, and the advertisements were
hastily "killed after they had afforded con
siderable amusement Battenbcrg is tbo
husband of Princess Beatrice.
Oermany'a Reply to Russia.
Berlin, Feb. A Russia having deter
mined to build a new arseual at Libau to
cost $8,000,000, Germany "replies by a deter
mination to build an arsenal at Danzig, in
west Prussia, near the Russian border, as
tbe one Kiel is too far weat to serve as a
check on any movement the Russians might
make from Libau.
Cretan Christians Frenzied.
Athens. Feb. 6. Advices from Crete state
that the Christians have arisen in a frenzy
of desperation and are attacking the Turks,
many of whom are being murdered daily.
Turkish families are flocking to tbe towns,
and it is feared that a general revolt of
Christians t Imminent.
A transaction in hearts playing the
Latest Styles and the most
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Will Save you Monev, Time and Latxr,
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any lady iao opciuU; them.
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For the Best, and Solid
Bear and w.ilf shooting has len first-class
all winte r in Austria aud Hungary.
John Plankington, the hick Milwaukee
Millionaire, is reported to be improving rap
idly. The trouble at the Volunteer mine at Pal
mer. Mich., has quieted down, and the fears
of a riot have aliated.
Tin- men killed by the railway accident at
Peoria, Ids. . have been dug out of tbe
wreck, all liadly mangled.
The farmers of Greensville county, Va. .
are destitute and on the verge of starvation.
They have appealed lor heip
R H Laughlin. a Sioux Falls, S. D.,
builder, went iusane at 8treat.r. Ills, of la
grippe, and died Wednesday.
A mass meeting of colored men at Birm
ingham, Ala, Tuesday indorsed Uutler'k bill
for the deportation of negroes to Air lea.
Thre men. Frank Chapman. Fred Young
and James Berry, were drowned while boat
iup at Marine City. Mich.. Tuesday night.
Rear Admiral Stephen B. Qusckeuboss.
United States navy iretiredi. died at his
lu:ne in Washington Tuesday niht, aged 67.
Tbe city school lioar.i of Fort Dodge, Ia,
has decided to hoist the national ensign
daily oa each of the public school buildings
The hawk of lyot.;.l & Fisher at Abilene,
hlhn , wlm li tailed some time iio.J owes
MOO.OOU ana lias a-s is .t s::r.. 7,i-. 'ifipraised
All unknown msn ... .- I iu front of an
elevated tram ice New N,.rk, Wednesday,
stid was Entail in:, sd in light of a crowd
of people waitiuj ui Has station
S. i-ial business h. u-es at Belle Plaine.
la. w.re destroyed by lire originatieg
anaraig oil aad wast 3, Wednesday The losses
roach abort 118,000; Iasai aaim, $S,Wi
The Virginia legislature Wedaeeday adopt
I eaaaimoasly resotationa of syaipatarv for
Secretary Tracy ia Ira afliictiaa The resolution-
will he transmitted to Mr. Tracy.
State Senator .t..lm K Revl.urn has heen
..mutated by the RapabtinUM f the Fourth
Pennsylvania cOBgreaaaoaial district to sac
Bead the lat C.iireseenan William D
"Princess" l.uey. n t-aaocitha old irl baby,
weifchinn '-' noaads 1 sansee, and only four
teoa kacbea hfgfc, died at flaHliiaaa, Md.,
Wislnesday. She had Ixx-n on exhibition at
a dime museum
"Uncle Rufus" Hatch, of New York, was
in CliicaR.i We.ines lay and said that Chi-
sago wfll gat tka World's fair or there will
ba none. He says New York has no site,
and don't want it, anyhow.
Thomas George, Motor of the Episcopal
chureh at Connersville, lnd , has lioen dis
missed l.v Bishop Knickcrli. eker as a fraud,
having never 11111 ordained He was serv
ing the parish very acceptably.
At East Saginaw, Mii h , Wednesday Tom
Harry, late K. of I. leader, said that his
vx insure" had wrecked the knights When
he reaigaed he said the order had Si.i0.000
aaaaabara Now there are but 40,000.
Governor Thayer, of Nebraska, has writ
ten to Qaairaaaa Iff IT arte 1. of tb-faouse
ways and mean.- committee, protesting
against am re lactioa ol the tariff 011 sugar,
n Ik hall of the Nelii aska sugar industry.
A Drunken Mail Carrier' Freak.
Pn11.AHKi.eBlA. Fe'i 6 John McGetU
gaa, a letter carrier, became intoxi
cated Monday night, and instead of
delivering his pouch full of letters,
t.ok them home and threw them iuto the
stove. His landlady rescued most of them,
but some were destroyed. McOettigan wes
committed to jail yesturdav ha default of
lire 1 with the Bay State i. A. R.
Boston, Feb 6. The annual encampment
of the Massachusetts Graud Array of the Re
public began here yesterday. Gen. Alger,
commander-in-chief, addressed the comrades
in advocacy of the passage of the dependent
To Puniah Briber and Bribed.
Providence, R. L, Feb. 0 In tbe house
of representatives yesterday a bill was in
troduced increasing the penalty for bribery,
and including the taker as well as the
This powder never varies. A marvel of parity,
strength and wholeaomness. Mors economic
than tbe ordinary kinds, and cannot be sold lo
competition with the multitude of low test, short
weight alnm or pr phosphate powders . Sold cnly
in can. Royal Baaixe Powdkh Co., M Wall
St., N. T.
attractive prices combined make
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Confectionery, Cigars and Toys,
Doll Buggies, Boys' Express Wagons. Base Balls and Bats, Rubber Balls, etc.
Also s full line of
-SCHOOL BOOKS AND SCHOOL SUPPLIES
Writing Psper. Tablets, Ink. Slate, Lead and Slate Pencil. Etc.
STOVES AND RANGES
IMPERIAL ALADDIN RANGE for Sbft Coal.
ALADDIN VENTILATOR for Hard Coal
The latest design of the long series of ALADDIN Stoyes. This Is beautiful iu
its ornamentation, novel in many of its features-is bound to be a good seller Be
sure and examine this stove aud learn its good points for after seeing it you will
ouy no other.
I have of course a supply of the celebrated ROUND OAKS This has been
diREX lhat "Lbeil? CoPied 88 far RS lhe? d"re unacrupuloua parties, but
don 1 be deceived -buy the Round Oak-made by P. D. Beckwitb. I 8m the soV
agent for above goods as well as other desirable goods, Hardware etc
JOHN T. NOFTSKER,
Cor. Third avenue and Twentieth St., Rock Island
Our establishment is getting too small for our rapidly
growing business and we hare decided to
give up our
to gain room, and will commence on Wednesday. Nov.
20th to sell out our entire stock of
BLANKETS and LAPROBES
at and below cost. This is not a sham sale but a bona
tide Bale, as we will not carry any more Blank
ets in the future. For particulars
see local page.
The Pioneer Clothier, Hatter and Gent's Furnisher,
115 and 117 West Second St., DAVENPORT, I A.
A. j. SMITH & SON,
TILES and GRATES.
A. J. SMITH & SON,
125 and 127 Weat Third Street, Opp. Masonic Temple, DAVENPORT.
trade a great snccesB at the
No. 1623 Second Avenue.
Avenue, Dealer in-