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ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, THURSDAY, FERBUARY 20, 1890.
THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHW W POTTtN.
Thcw ay, Fkbrcart 20, 18H0.
Frsqnsmly subscribers miss taelr peper for
"rns csas, or other, and on f tuf to rh, orllcs
Hurt u oio"j'l. To o viat dlm:aity arranga
rnni hav heen mad to lev e trm copies of
ti lUl v Aer saeti pT-nlng t Thomas' drag
tors, whsrs sabscrlber wuo fsl, to rscelrs their
te st csp scnr e co y.
Fararrl' taatitatee and I' r.
.loans, Feh 15 The A rocs and some
f its correspondents are much Rrteved
beexQw the Farmers' Institute at t late
session in Kck Island, did tint devote all
iu Attention to a certain sui. ec you con
ider of utmost importance. I quite
agree that tar. ft it a subject of irupor
tan re to farmer not only, but to all the
people. I bold it consideration at
tbeae institutes ineipedient and improp
er. Ineicedient. becauae people hold
widely different views, and we must in all
charity believe them to be hone t in thoee
opinion. Improper, because the utj-ci
ia so interwoven into party politics that
tbe discussion Inevitably becomes parti
san, and so offensive to those of tbe op
poaite view. Tbe paper read before tbe
inaiitute at Milan, and printed In the
Abgcs, i an illustration If 'his be a
sample of a "calm, dispassin ate discus
Ion" by "independent thinkers," the
state board of agriculture ha done wiaely
la "tabooing tbe subject."
A Farmers' institute 1 a place where
tilter of the soil meet together to be in
structed In tbeir avocation. It is sup
ported in part, at lead, at the public ex
pense on the theory that the prosperity
of agriculture is tbe prosperity of the na
tion. To make it an adjunct to any po
litical party would at once destroy it
usefulness, and would also be a misap
propriation of tbe public fund deserving
tiie severest censure- J. 0. Osborjtb.
The strongest, and In fact the only
valid objection Mr Osborne raises against
the discussion of economic measures at
Farmers' institutes, we think, i that of
the appropriation of fund by the state
board of agriculture. Of course tbe in
tention of tbe board is undoubtedly to
educate the agriculturalists in their par
ticular calling, and make them more ef
ficient and successful. A deviation
from thii understanding might be deemed
a perversion of the real objects of tbe in
atltute meetings, but we can see no barm
in doing so. There is no extra expense
attached to the meeting it a little tariff
talk is Indulged in. Is there? The appro
priation for holding Fanners' institutes is
a nominal sum when contrasted with
other state expenditures, anyway, and
the farmers themselves help to indirectly
pay for the privilege. The? can dis -us
what they choose, and it is certainly due
to themselves that tbev inquire into those
questions which most vitally affect tbem
Mr Osborne says that it la inexpedient
for the farm ra to discuss the tariff and
legislation sffrcting tbem, "because peo
ple bold widely different views," and Im
proper "because the subject is so lnter
woven into party politics that the dis
cussion evidently becomes partisan "
Here are two theoretical absurd! ilea, sure
ly, with which Mr. Osborne ren
dera his position indefensible. If people
were all of one mi; d whst would be tbe
us of entering into a discussion Not
any of tbe papers read at these institutes
asset with unanimous approval. A dif
ference of opinion alwavs crops out and
the controversy tends to elucidate the
subject considerably-. That's what wotlld
result If the tariff question was properly
considered, and, the "widely different
viewa" would no doubt undergo a pro
era of central it ation In consequence
And we can conctlvs of no better time
for the farmers to discuss this vital ques
tion than right la their institutes, where
they meet In a friendly and neighborly
way, unprejudiced bv the rancor and
feeling of an acrimonious political cam
paign ABBREVIATED TELEGRAMS.
Baa ball at Mt Aususune, Flu. . Wadnes
awf hi'-aco 7 3t Augustine 6.
A dog went mad at Minneapolis. Wednes
day, and hefore ha was killed bit fifteen or
At Albany Wednesday morninn th, New
York a-aemoly adopted the conference re
port on :he World's fair bill.
Armour at Co., of Chicago, are said to
have pun-baaed SuO acres of salt mine land
ear W ui-aaw. N Y , paying 10 an acre.
The sr-ecoes which Senator Bisir has
made on his educational biii till sixty-seven
pmgm of The Congressional K.-ord thus far
It la alleged that the negruss at Rocky
Mount, ! C , incensed at the opposition of
tbe whites to their exodus mcvument, are
burning tiuilding by wholesale.
Mr Harrv Hall, wife of a prominent St.
Louis liquor dealer, poisoned herself and
bet' Wednesday night The child is dead
and tbe mother not expected to live Do
ttiest n sMatar
John Wylie, who was accused by Dick
Rawsa. the Birmingham?. Ala., wife mur
derer, of coe ; lastly in the crime, was liis-obarge-l
Wednesday, no one believing the
yarn Hawss told.
Half a block of buildings at South Am
boT, H J., wore burned Wednesday . Loss,
7.uun insurance, fSS.OOU A four-story
business block at New Orleans was burned
Involving a loss of 1150,000.
Joseph Bigger, prominent a the Irish
Home Rule ranks of lb British parliamtit,
died Wednesday in London, of heart disease.
Ha was present In the house Tuesday night,
apparently in tierlect health
While a throng stoop around an open
grave in Calvary cemetery, Sew York city,
Tuesdav, an men were lowering the coffin,
toe grave suddenly eavwi in, c-urvlng four
men and coffin down N" ibewj bur
Samuel Beli, the n in-law of Mrs Ran
dall, who was so niy-un ueiv shot at a
prayer meeting in her own noun at Lu ban
on, Lid.. Monday night, baa iwen arrested a
tbe miscreant who tired the shot He shot at
Mr Randall a few wsska ago Mrs Ran
dall m still alive.
Two lit t is buy of w and 7 years who were
"rivals" for th- a&Vetion of a littl gtrl of
the earns age tnught with clul for tlisaT
swssttieart Sunday at Bueton, Mass. One of
taetn got a heavy blow on the head which
so snrag-d him t bat be draw a knife and
staubml bis antagonist probablv fatally.
Oaerles F Vail, of Ht. Louis, Is in Jail on
a cbarg" of murdering his wile in order to
gat her It's Insurance, of which there M gao,
iiO gliuoO of it being aocident insurance
He killed bis wit, aa he says, try accident,
the other day, and now tboas who know him
remsmtasr a number of times when bis ac
tions indicated that be wanted her to die "by
Won the Wlng-anot Championship.
Lata rxrrx I ml, Feb. 90 George T
Beck, of Indianapolia, yesterday won the
American field championship wing-shot cup,
defeating Fred Erb, of this city, who won
tit cup from J. W Budd, of Iowa. The
birds were sprung from five ground trap at
thirty yards, London Oun club rules govern
ing. Beck mads a total of 49 to Ert 46. 1m
mediately after the contest Erb challenged
Beck for another match for the Cup.
KM Circles of Carroll countv Mis-
aourl. won a 988 sewing machine by pro
ducing twelve ears of corn that weighed
eighteen pounds eleven ounces.
The Civil Service Commission
on the Defense.
SOME SHARP REMAKK8 EXOHANQED
The Editor T lass some n- Has Ptw
varteateri and Ho Does Koovevelt An
Inquiry Ordered Into the Complaint of
Western Farmers Th later-State
Commission to In vest Igate Won ring
the Compound Lard Makers Tioubled
senators Official Kews Items.
Washington Citt, Feb. 30. The investi
gation of tbe civil service commission by
the select committee of the house on reform
of tbe civil service opened at the ( 'apitol last
night. Civil Service Commissioners Lyman,
Thompson and Roosevelt were present Mr.
Lyman was t bo first witness sv With ref
erence to the charges against (.jipbell, his
brother-in-law, be said Campbell bad been
pr niot. -i without examination because none
was required at that time in the case of
those working directly un.tsa the commia
asosssra Examination was 'required now.
Mr. Campbell bad been reprimanded for
taking a copy of the question so l asked
Candida tea, which was a serious oreach of
discipline. The questions asked candidates
were fitted to ascertain their fitness for tbe
positions they aspired to.
Hatton Says There's a Lie Out.
Frank Hatton. editor of The Washi ngton
Post, who was present, said he expected to
prove that -oine of the statements made by
Mr. Lvman were untrue, and in order to
prove this he wanted some gentlemen who
were not pnsent sworn. It was agreed,
however, to allow Commissioner Roosevelt
to ns sworn. He said be bad first heard of
tbe Campbell affair th rough a newspaper In
ltS Commissioner Tbompsou and himself
bad investigated tbe matter, and had de
cided that th-y had no reason or right to re
verse the decision of the previous commis
sion. sir Roosevelt said he was totally igno
rant of the cbarg-a against the present oom
midon. and would like to be enlightened
about them. The cbalrmain said, as he un
derstood it, there were no charges of wrong
doing except that of retaining in office an
Bnosrvrll Baa the Same Opinion.
Quite a tiff followed between Mr. Roose
velt and Hatton In regard to some of tbe
editorial that have appeared in Tbe Wash
ington Poet Mr. Roosevelt demanded to
know whether Mr. Hatton bad any evidence
to substantiate tbe charges reflecting against
tbe present commission and said that these
charg- were unqualified falsehoods.
Mr. Hatton said that be bad several
charges to prefer again t tbe present commis
sion. It had not only violated tbe spirit,
but the letter of the civil service law. Mr
Lyman had been informed of these charges,
but no action bad bean taken by the com
mission. Commissioner Thompson was sworn, and
eorrohoratsd the statement of Mr. Roosevelt
meaning the charges against Campbell.
The committee, at the ooucluion of Mr.
Camprajil's testimony, adjourned subject to
the call of the chairman.
THE GEAT AMERICAN HOC
Bis Adiposs Tisane the anhjert of An
other I no ril.it I.. 1.
WsasriSOTOK i rrv. Fob iO Tbe enemies
and friends of 'compound" lard were pres
ent in force before tbe bouse agricultural
oommitt-e vest-rday. debating the necessi
ty of taxing sn I re.-aiating tbe sale of that
product. W M KimieUL of Boston, said that
many of the producer had agreed to meet
the public demand and brand their product
"compound lard," but as many engaged in
its manufacture refused to do this the ns
esssitv of legislation remained Mr. Curtis,
of Fairbank St Co., Chicago, wanted to
question Kimball, but was nt permitted to.
Re thereupon said be could show that Kim
ball's state ments had no foundation in fact
Big ProAta for Lard
Alexander Wedderburn, of Virelnla.
strong! v urged legislation. He presented a
number of granger petitions, declaring that
while tbe manufacturers of compound lard
got 17,000.000 for the product ta-.t year, the
farmers only got gS rtOO UO' for their con
tribution to tbe elements of the "lani,"
ihowlng. said Wedderburn. that the manu
facturers got AOuO.duO profit Sevci-a.
others -poke rn fav,,r of regulation, and
then that side was closed.
Other Side of the Case.
George H Wnbstwr, of Armour & Co.,
Chicago, then took the floor He said that
compound lard eras not an adulteration;
there was nothing unhealthy or harmful in
It The Industry deserved encouragement
from tbe government, because many thou
sand persons wore supported by it, and be
cause the product was h-althful and econom
ical t ' the consumer The lani packed by
Armour At Co was branded and labeled in a
manner tliat left no doubt as to its quality.
Tbe people did not desire tbe proposed legis
lation Toe compound lard Industry bene
fited the people by furnishing them with an
economical food product. In consequence of
this kind ot legislation tbe sales of all Amer
ican lard had fallen off in Europe. In
France particularly the falling off had been
noticeable Som pure American lard had
been seated, in France and taxed at tbe rate
of t cent a pound, on the ground that it con
tained cotton sssd oil, when, in fact, it con
The Boa vs. Bis Crosse.
Henry C Burtcber. represeatlng tbe
Sou' hern Cotton Seed Oil company, made a
statement in which be said that tbe purpose
of the Conger bill seemed to be to destroy
tbe compound lard industry It was clear
that the purpose of the bill was to benefit tbe
bog raising industry at the expense of an
other Th bill, should it become a law,
would also tend to injure the cntti n seed
raising industry There was no question
that reflued is it ton seed oil contained, noth
ing deleterious to health.
Tbe committee then adjourned until next
FREIGHT RATES IN THE WEST.
An Iuveatie-erlon To Be Made by the Hen
ate (did me roe ommitto.
Wabkinotos Crrr, Feb. S. Cullom re
ported to the senate yesterday a resolution
from the oomtueroe committee, which was
agreed to. reciting the ail- gat ions that ex
o salve freight rates prevent the farmers of
tbe west from marketing tbeir corn, etc.,
directing tbe oonuulttee to make an investi
gation to ascertain whether the inter-state
law has anything to do with tbe trouble
Blair, from the pension committee, report
ad a bill to pension army nurses, who are
self-dependent, at Sis per month. Bill ware
introduced to make good losses of post mas
ts rs prior to and since March 17, lt07,
oa used by theft or fire, the postmaster not
to blame. Pasco addressed toe
te in explanation of the murder of
Deputy United States Marshal Saunders
in Florida, Bills were pasasd appropriating
glOO.OOO each for public buildings at Fort
Dodgs. Ia. , and Lanamg. Mian. A b m es
tablishing a customs district in the two Dav
kotaa was passed. Blair then enntmued hat
speech, but suspended it while a secret ses
sion was bald, when the senate adj our ed.
A bill was passsd In the bouse dividing tbe
two Dakota into judicial districts, aa was
one conferring brevet rank on officers for
gallant service in Indian campaign since
1867 The house in committee thou adopted
tbe bill to appoint an assistant war secretary
and reported it to tbe bouse. Going Into
committee again tbe Oklahoma bill was de
bated without action, and after setting apart
days for eulogies on deceased members the
Th.- Frelsjht Bats Inqalry.
Senator Cnllom says that the proposed In
vestigation by his committee will not be
till after the report of the interstate
commission, which is to be made
under tbe resolution introduced in the sen
ate, has been received. Tbe senator thinks
that tbe chief trouble with tbe prior of corn
is that there is too much corn, but if there is
any way by which legislation can improve
the situation be thinks the interstate corn-mere.-
c mmisuou will find it out and rec
ommend it to the senate, lo all probability
the interstate commission will go west with
in a week or ten days and h ld sessions at
Omaha. Lincoln, Hioux City Kau-asW'itv,
and other western pointa
THE WALLS HAVE -'aPA.
flenators Troubled Over the Way Secret
gesalon Talk Is Pnbl shed.
WashinqTor Citt, Feb. !. In the se
cret session of the senate yasserday after
noon the question of the sjcrt.-y of the se
cret sessions was debated at some length.
Tuesday Senator Dolph called the attention
of tbe serutte to the fact that ertam news
papers published most elaborate reports of
the proceedings of the senate in secret ses
sion, and that tbe press assocta ion covered
very fullv each evening all tbe business
transacted behind closed door, during the
afternoon He was in favot of a sweep
ing investigation The natter was
postponed until yesterda". when It
was again discussed. Atentlon was
called to the fact that in spite of
be special injunction of seer cy placed on
tbe proceedings of Tuesday tli newspapers
yesterday morning contained the usual full
and accurate reporca As the nature would
not place the blame on each other, the possi
bility that reporters obtained access to the
galleries durint thesret setsion was dis
csjsaed. as was also the iosubiiity that the
employes of the st-nat - leaked. It was pro
pyl, among other things, tl st th. entire
senate wing of the Capitol be -Ured of all
but senators and employes dur ng the secret
The Woman Siirrragi
Washixoton Citt, Feb -jo -
at first lis-
Suffrage convent ion yesterday
tened to tbe reading of state n
Attitude of This Association '
ical Parties" was then discusser
Pickler, of South Dakota,
wo ;ien should have a hand in
ment of all public institut
speeches were made by Mrs. F;
Rev. Olympia Brown, of Wis
Blake and Mr. Root, of Michig
vTant a Federal Elretle
Washimhtox Crrr, Feb n
were beard yesterday by the h
ay, of Ohio;
set of a fed
tee on elections of president, v
and representatives, on rhe sub.
era! election law. Fourth At
and F H Theet lof Alahami
l) urjfed tbe
kt, All tbe
i ment with
ne essity of such a law, as di 1
and B. F M.-Cue, of Virgiu
speakers illustrated their arg
instances of election mnnipulati
Nominsted and on Mr ned.
WaSHIvoton CITT. Feb. 80 --Among tbe
nominations sent to the senate by the presi
dent yesterday were the fo'losing: Levi K.
Pond, p-nsion scent at Milwiukee; Fred
Bal'oock, receiver of public tn mevs at Des
Moines. Supervisors of censis: Illinois
Oscar F Avery, Fourth dtstric . Wisconsin
James L Lin terinnn. Fifth district The
senate confirmed U. J Smith, ( ostmastsr at
Oone to Vlatl Ptttsbt rg.
Washixotos Crrr. FeL ao -The presi
dent left tbe city at 12 o'clock ye sterday over
the Baltimore and Ohio railro-td for Pitts
burg. Pa Congressmen Bayne an I Dal sell.
Professor Langley. Mr Enoci Pratt, and
Mr. Andrew Carnegie accompsr led the pres
ident Nstlonsl Bank for the B outers.
Washikoto Citt. Feb. -30 -The First
Nationa. bank of Fort Pierre. S D.. capital
Ai.uuo. was yesterday authorised to begin
ALL GET OFF BUT ONE.
The Apparent Kssalt In the Chicago Jar
Chicago, Feb at -Tbe Cronii jury brib
ers' trial had few natures of m erest yester
day. It look now, however, si though th
net result will be conviction of one man
O'Donnail unless the inlormen are givm a
term in tiw pan Testimony was offered
against divauaugh. consisting of a state
ment he made to the prosecuti ig attorney
when the bribwrv was first discovered.
W anted the Hare to Have l air Play.
In this statement he said in afJbsl that his
only interest m the matter wa- to try and
prevent some uiau prsjuJioeu aganst the
Irish race from getting on the jury in tbe
Cronin trial. To tbut end he h id made in
quiries aa to the viewa of Hoaglaid. a v so ice
man, and a a result of those eiquines had
reported to the counsel for thedolense in the
Cronin trial that Hoagland anas all right.
Kavanaugh atiid be believed tbe in the Cro
nin case the Irish nation was oi trial He
had Inquired a bout anot bar vun reman, and
reported him all right also
Testimony Againat O'Do melt.
Ed H oe-iaud then testified thrt O'Donueil
told him that be should get on tie jurv and
get "the boys" off as light as p asdbie, and
that if he did so there was 11,00 for him.
This closed the state's case, and wunsel for
the defense moved that both de endanta be
acquitted ot the ground of lack of evidence
against tbem. The judge grantee the motion
aa to Kavanaugh, but overruled it as to
LOOKS LIKE ANOTHER "rAKE."
Failure to Identify the Mt.
monda" st Chicago.
CBICAUO. Feb KU. John fa
was arrested in St. Iuia for a
plicity in tbe murder of Dr C
brought back to Chicago last nig
ht and sub-
tuit tea to the test of identities
office of Chief of Police Marsh,
un and F: ank ScanUn dec late
voice and gestures of the prison el
1st to tb'ste of the man who call
doctor and drove him to bis
neither could positively identify
thought the prisoner a much old
th BJ in tbe
1 that tbe
d for the
u m Both
r man than
tbe one who drove tbe famous v
Chief Marab has secured s score o
from a St.
of Kedy's handwriting, taken
Louis hotel regMstor. which he
aernble sassafy the handwriting ol
ical -Hlruouds' on the lease for
street flat, and the receipt book
Revell & Co.
of A. H.
BERRY R SULGROVE DYING.
The Veteran Indiana Journal
lensly III of fn. union:
IKDIAXAFiiUH. In l, Feb U0 -Sulgrove,
tbe well-known veters
art of this city, m dying of pneui
has been continuously in tbe pi
this city since 1830, for many y
managing editor of The Journal,
past fifteen y-ars upon the staff ol
He was an intimate friend of Go
ver P. Morton, and went with hin
but tor the
in 1874. his letters from the Coatl
ing a very interesting feature of
nal for a long time
ier of M i
MABorrrrx. Mich., Feb. 90-
Douald was convicted of tbe mur
lie Bevwridgs yesterday, and at
tenosd tor Ufa He displayed nt
His crime was the attempted kill
persons near Matchwood, Onion ag
in DscembT last Mrs Bevsridge
Mrs Red patch badly wounded.
ng of fivs
Bevsridge slightly hurt. His d
somnambulism Ha claimed tt
at be was
asleep when hs did tbe killing
Oat rafted hy a Ksarro.
KFoxvtllk. Tsnn , Fst HO Ti
srnooti Jake Staples, a negro, wl
working for a farmer named Ri
near Helakeli Station, twelve mi!,
this city, took advantage of tbe
absence and attacked Mrs Lewis
inaJ manner After a desperate st
fiend accomplished his purpose. S
but was pursued by infuriated
women. He was captured and w
s north of
n a crim
hi i bly-Lathe
bly be lynched.
Cannot Convict, ths Conda
Ckicabo, Fap. . Yesterday
during tbe proceedings in the Tw
Cloohe-Bisford case, the crew of
Island freight tram on trial for t
seven persons in a railroad collis
ant State's Attorney Elliott annoi
he would enter a nolle prosequi in
against Conductor Charles L Bui
was convinced there eras not
against him sufficient to con run
Ord, as bs
Of a Love-Maddened Swain at
WOOING k MAID WITH ABTILLEEY.
Stsrtllng Proeeedina In the Court ol
t'upid The Lover Kasage a Couple ol
8lx-tsbooters to Plead Bis Cause A
vYthl shot That Hurt Nobody Freaks
Which Indicate a Krai a Badly OH ol
Cricaoo, Feb 30 The Herald has tb
following: For some days past one of the
most exclusive neip hi orhoods on the north
side hs beau busily discussing under its
breath the escapades of a well-known young
man whose laultless attire and generally
pleasing manners have rendered him one of
the most popular young fellosrs of his set.
The course ol true love "did ne'er run
smooth." mid to this wisdom of tbe old saw
no oue is more willing to subecribe thau th
hero of tlr- brief, and morn or leas strange,
tale. Th ' hero" of the story is the son ol
a wealthy ciliseu. Tbe young man is 2u
y,-ars old, and om- of his father's tenant id
a pretty young woman tor whom 'he y m.
has deve.opcd "one grand pission " The
naun s oi the parti s to this romance ait
"Ai" Gallery and Miss Lissie Frank.
Didn't Run smooth l.
To the pro ie la lions of love made bv tb
young man Miss Frank cow Id return but one
reply she did not love him. His relatives
heard of bU infatuation and an attempt to
lead him out of his difficulty resulted in a
quarrel, ending with his angry departure
from his fHtber's housa He straightway
proceeded to the house of tbe hard-hearted
damsel (who it should be insntioued keeps
furnished nxims) und, renting a i ooui, pro
ceeded to lay tegs to the heart of Mist
Lizzie at clos rungs. But it was no go.
Miss Frank took his room rent with uuiailing
regularity, but her heart, it wasut his'n.
Finally he got temporarily tired and left.
taking, so Miss Frauk complained to the
police, a pocketbook of hers containing $3H.
She was advised io swear out a warrant tor
him, which she di 1.
B ent Booing with a Bowltser.
Tuesday morning Gallery, having heard
that the warrant was out for his arrest,
started out to hnve one more interview with
the fair object of his pasaion. and, in order
that be might discuss the subject with pro
priety and ivcoming dignity, placed in his
pocket a large revolver. Mounting the step?
ot Miss Frank's house, he rang the bell, and
the door wa promptly opened by tbe lady
herself, who in a jaunty dusting cap and
large apron, looked more charmingly domes
tic and beantiiul than ever. Pointing the
revolver at tbe affrighted girl. Gallery said:
"Go back Into tbe parlor, and go quick."
Frightened nearly out of her senses. Miss
Frank obeved the summons, and the young
man followed closely behind bar, carrying
the revolver in his hand.
The Oun Hroaght Into Action
A violent scene followed Gallery renew
ing his vows of affection and urging her to
reconsider her determination Bhe had but
one answer to mak him, and although it
had become threadbare by frequent repeti
tion she gave it to hum again she did not
love him and would not marry him. She
turned to loave the room and as she did so
Gallery fired Whether be fired directly at
ber or only to fruhten her Miss Frank could
not stat If it was meant for her Gallery's
aim was n markably bad, for the bullet
crashed through the floor into the kitchen
beneath, fri; tit -n.ug the cook. The (hot at
tracted an officer's attention and he collared
young Gallery, "bo admitted firing But
after a short conference be was advised to
Goes on the War-Path Agaia.
But the youiiu man was not in a mood for
going home, n 1 alter tbe guardian of th
peace bad disappeared he turned into a little
court at the side of the bouse aud tried to
make his way back again throu.h the rear
door; but it wa- locki-d. and, after vainly
tugging and ; nshing tor a time, he took his
departure But he was by no means through
yet That sen.e evening he came tramping
down Cb; stnut st i eet, this time with two
large revolvers -just double tbe armament
he had po sesseo in tbe morning Ths door
was opened by Miss Frank's waiting maid,
aa.l, without giving her a word, tbe young
man Serosal fieroeh Into the ball, a revolver
in each haul
BTIId lor His Sweetheart's Gars.
"Where i si, T Wl ere is suet If I find
her HI kill ber." he shouted, as be went from
room to r. s ,m in search of the object of his
love. But sii was not there She had heard
his voles , and. surmising from its tones and
from her morning experasnoe that it meant
trouble for herself, had had for safety and
the outer air She managed to gam the rear
basement door unobserved, aud made her es
cape. For a long time she w and, red about,
afraid to re'.um to ber home She flnaliv
did so. to find ber violent adorer gone In
an interview y. sterday she says she doeant
know whst she will do snout the matter.
The warrant on the charge of steeling has
not been served, and there seems no doubt
that young Gallery has lost nis mental equi
poise Ton der Ahe ttulng Base Ball Clubs.
Slue x c ity Ia , Feb Uu The proprietor
of the Sioux City franchise in tbe Western
Base Ball ass -elation yesterday received from
President Cast der Ahe, of tbe 8t. Louts
Browns, an cater of $7,5 .0 for tbe club and
franchise. This is the second offer Von der
Ahe has made recently. The Sioux City
club, as it has been mails up for tbe season,
is one of tiie strongest in the Western asso
.iation, but it is already $5,lU0 short, and
unless that sum Is promptly subscribed by
tbe citizens Von del Abe's offer may lie ac
cepted The President at Pittsburg.
PlTTsBl HO, Feb ill - President Harrison
and party arrived iu tbe city at 11 o'clock
last night. A committee from tbe Duquesue
club n.et th- presidential party at Braddock,
where the tram stopped half an hour to al
low the party to inspect Carnegie's Edgar
Thomson Steel works. Upon the arrival in
this city tiie presidential party was escorted
to the Duquo-ne club. The president retired
immediately on his arrival.
"''HOSE DEVILI-H HATFlELDS.
Thoy Fall In an Attempt at Wholesale
Folsoalag The risndlsh Plot.
Fnvrt.Lt, Kv , Feb 80. After ths ex
ecution of Eldaon Mounts Monday tbe offl
oers discovered a plot which, if successful,
would have resulted in ths escape of ths
prisons! and the probable death of a num
ber of tbe guards of the JalL Through ths
confession of the jail cook the discovery wa
mads. The Hatflalds had paid the cook $900
to place a drug in the food of the jail guards
the night before tbe execution. The cook
was told that the drug given her wa mere
ly to make tbe guards go to sleep
Triad It ea ths Cat.
She became suspicious, and concluded tc
try the effects of the preparation on the jail
oat The result wee tbe death of the animal
in horrible agony 8 be then became manned,
and determined not to put the poison into
the food. Hue did not communicate her in
tentions, how-over, to the outlaws, and they
gathered near the jail to await the signal
which would indicate that tbe guards war
sick within. Had this wholesale attempt al
murder been successful, not only the prison,
are In the prison would have been killed from
the effects of the poisou, but also the sheriff's
family and posse. Tbe drug was found to be
strychnine. 1 be oook was immediately ar
rested. Ths Flsnds Flee to the !H on a tains.
All the outlaw gang have fled tc Ujo moan
tains of West Virginia, where tt is sort
death for the officers to follow them. All
tbe lawless persons responsible for this out
rageous affair are from West Virginia Tbe
sheriff is having the necessary papers ar
ranged to secure requisitions for the would
be murderers, and every effort will be made
to bring them to justice Should they bs
brought bank here during the present in
tense excitement every one of them would be
instantly mobbed, as the people are erased
LET IOWA KEJ01CE.
Her Solons Have at Last Quit
THE DEMOCRATS GET THE SPEAKER
Other Disputed Points Conceded Largely
to the Kef mIh .. n,- A Compromise
Thst Finally Puts the Legislature In
Condition for Business A Hitch In the
Democrat ic Programme in Ohio Two
Kicking Senators Indiana Prohibi
tionists in Council.
Dm Moines, la., Feb. 30. Yesterday the
Iowa house of representatives succeeded tn
breaking tbe deadlock with which they have
been wrestling for tbe paat four weeks. Last
night at 7:30 John T. Hamilton, Democrat,
from Linn county, was elected seaker The
terms of compromise are as follows:
1. The Democrats to have the speaker an t
second aasistan i ,erk.
. The Republicans to have speaker pro tern,,
chief clerk, i i-st assist n' c erk, i ngrossing
clerk, enroling clerk, file clerk, bill clerk, aa
alstaut post mlsi resa, sergeant -at-arm-, door
keeper, six a siaut disi keepers, two janitors.
S K b side to have one paper folder and
4. Republicans to have fret choscc 4 stand
ins - omuiiuees ,ud to choose tlvs csramittees;
Democrats to hnve second choice an ! to choose
one committee; the remaining committees to
be ch en alternately. Republicans having first
h-Hi e the parti s choosing said committees to
have a uiajorit) of one upon each committee,
lncluii' g di.irman: either pirty to have the
right to name i he chairman and membership
of all com i it tc s chosen by it.
6, The investigating and special eommitte -s
to be equally divided unless otherwise agreed.
A. The same i ommittees to have clerks as In
the Twenty-secoud general assembly.
7. The divls on of the committees to be
made b a committee composed of seven mem
bers of each party lo be choeen by th re
spective . aucusea.
When the noiis atovoiw I in evening ses
sion the first tius.nc was the intrisiuction
of a resolution by Luke, providing for the
election of otflcjrs aa . . -si upon as follows:
Speaker, John T. Hamilton, of Linn; chief
clerk. H S Wilcox, oi Polk; first assistant
clerk. J. A. Sbelton ; second assistant clerk,
W. H. Robb; engrossing clerk, Olive Cinger,
enrolling clerk, Lucy Parsons; bill clerk,
Kitty Jordan, assistant postmistress, Grace
L Martin; sergeant-at-arms S. P Vano;
doorkeeper, William Sheldon. and
other officers. During the roll-call for
the electiou of speaker, Austin, the first Re
publican upon the roil, uaslou lly applauded
as he called out "Hamilton " All Republic
ans who were paired asked that the pairs be
declared off, whi.-h was granted, and as a
result Mr. Hamiltou received 98 votes. Tbe
result when announced whs loudly cheered.
Kellra of the Former Deadlock.
Mr. Young then said that as two members
of the present house were in the famous
deadlock of 1S74 Messrs. Cbantry and John
son, of Dubuque he moved that they be
designated a committee to escort the speak-er-eiect
to the chair. This motion was well
received hy the bouse, and in a few minutes
Speaker -elect Hamilton appeared In the cen
tral aisle flanked by tlte gentlemen desig
nated. Hi? appearance was tho signal for
further uproarious appl tuse, which increased
until the foot of the stairs leading to tbe
speaker's desk was reached. There the party
was met by Temporary Chair rutin Hotch
kisa At this point the assembly burst into
a fit of cheering. Republicans joining with
tt ilson for Speaker Pro Tens.
Tbe oath was administered, tbe new speak
er made a brief and appropriate address
(which was loudly cheered), and then the roll
was called for the election of sp-aker pro
tern. , and during Its progress the scenes en
acted during the election of Mr. Hamilton
were repeated, the Republicans applauding
tbe Democrats as t hey voted for Wilson.
When Mi W lsou's name wa caiied he
asked Id be ex -used from voting, but in a
Tew well e bos -ti words presented to the
speaker an etony gavel The roll call
showed every vote as having been cast for
Business Benna at Last.
A Msmtkat of resolutions of an unimpor
tant ci.araiter were presented, tbe only one
of sign i n iic being a concurrent resolution
askine the senate to meet the house In joint
oonvention to-day at 2 p m. to count the
vote tor governor, and to appoint a commit
tee of five on Inauguration. The probability
is that Thursday of next week will be se
lected as the day tor inducting Governor
Boies into aaVns The house then a,ijourued
for the day. a D -mocrat possessing the gavel
for the first time In many years
A Gerrymander tn Danger.
CoLVUBt's, 0 , Feb. st The ledisrrtcting
measure decided upon at the Democratic
caucus wa.- introduced in the house veoter
day, but serious obstacles have arisen which
may defeat it or i-ompe! its amendment in
important features Senator Brown, of
Cincinnati, in ui interview yesterday, said
he would sawae vote lor the bid until his po
litical orotiiTcn atrree to repeal the Owen
Sunday law. and Senator Soncrant. of San
dusky, wid not vote for It becau-e it leaves
his city and Toledo in the same district One
Democratic opponent will defeat the meas
ure The President and the Clnh.
Washington Citt. Feb 30 lu a letter
written by the president to Hon J M
Thurstou. president of the Republican Club
league. Mr Harrison expresses his mgret
that it wil! be mi- tUe for him lo accept
the invitation to attend the na iunal con
vention at Nash vi. ie March 4. He declares
tbe league an important factor iu political
work, esiiecially as it interests young men in
public affairs. Such organizations, he aavs,
are wholesome and desirable, not only from
a partisan, but a public standpoint.
nsttcnnn Not a Prophet.
MlLWAlKKE, Wis , Feb JO E litor Wat
terson tiesieged by rep- irters and politi
cians resterdav. w ho for a prediction
foi lsvt- Mr. V atterson wanot prophesy
ing. He said, however, that Cleveland and
HUT were out ot the way of tiie lightning
Palmer, Aids tt and Campbell were possibil
ities But it was evident that be had not
made up his min i as to who was tbe coming
man: or if be bad be was not in the humor
to unbosom himself.
Indianapolis, Feb. ao. -The Prohibition
ists who have gathered hare for their state
convention held a mas meeting last night,
which was eddressed by Mrs Clara Huff
man. ( Missouri. Tbe convention met this
morning with a large representation from
all over the sta'e.
The Kaiser a Mud. n of Labor.
Lonix i.v. Feb HO Tbs Telegraph' Berlin
correspondent says that the emperor has
studied the labor queatiou for tbe past eight
een months As soon a he was convinced
that European peaoe was assured be began
to consult experts in every class in order to
collect data. It is unlikely that America or
Russia will be Invited to tbe conferee os.
The Wisconsin Editors.
Jaksvi! ik. Wia, Feb. 20. Over RS)
Wisconsin publishers and editors ssers pres
ent yesterday morning when tbe State Press
association was called to order in tbe com
modious quarters of the Business Man's asso
ciation. The wives of many of the newspa
per men were also in attendance. Among
the speakers were Governor Hoard, George
W. Peck, and Opie Raad. the latter of whom
kept the audience in a roar. T be principal
address was delivered by James W. Scott, of
The Chicago Herald on "Why the Country
Newspaper Man Suooeeds in the City." Mr.
Scott s address was frequently obesnsL
A Cornell Collage Prank.
Ithaca, N Y . Feb. J. The president of
Cornell' freshman class was kidnapped by
a party of sophomores Tuesday evening. and
hi present whereabout have not been dis
covered by his classmates. The sophomores
some time ago arranged to bold their an
nual c.ass banquet at Auburn next Friday
night It leak-d out Tuesday that the fresh
men would bold their banquet at Ithaca on
tbe same evening. In order to miihai laaa
th freshman the sophomores determined to
capture their presiding officer, and hide htm
away until after the bsmaqetlng night.
Latest Styles and the most
Out OS FOLDING KAM t
Will 8ave you Money. Time and Labor.
RtsHY llousansarsa snoi lu Hays o.m;
i.y lady isu oprtale them.
For Sals By
TKLBPtKr-'K NO. 106.
1 1 M T-ROVF DI
C A R S E oc C
Ladies' $2.00 Kid Button Shoe called the
Its the best Shoe for the money in the city.
1622 SECOZLNTID AVB3STUE,
A MARYLAND OOU9LE TRAGEDY.
Thomas Lee Scalds and Cuta His Wife
Fatally and Then Suicides.
Htattsv;ixe, Md.. Feb 0. Thomas Lee
assaulted mul fatal! v injn;'..i his arUs yi-s-terduy
afternoon -it B1raSMatsTg, anii then
committ'! sine ile Th-i contile had been
living apart for the past two months Lee
wieot to where bis wife was etiip o ed yes
terday afternoon smd b"souu;ht I er to re
turn to lii-.u. She ret use-1. wherctinon Lee
pu ked up a BMofts)Usaa water and soa.d
ed her baiLy Th n he a-lied her throat
with a knife, mfl cting what will probably
prove fatal injuries. Immediately after
ward Lee cut bis own throat from ear to ear
The t i, low MeCrea and tirseu.
Soi-THAaipTo.v. Feb . Mrs. MoCrea
Ot eeu an her husband arrived bare yester
day, on tbe Latin To passenger on the
steamer tliey admitted their marriage, end
tbey occupied th same state-room on ths '
voyage acr.ma Green says he will make a I
statement whsri he gets tune to oonsidar the J
Political Riots lu Germany.
Bkrxik. Feb. A florce riot broke out
in Breslau yesterday. Many were wounded
and arrested by tbe police. At Muelheitu. In
Saxony, crowds of people provoked a tumult
during an election apeccu L"nlan were
called and many people were wounded. One
y.-ung girl was dangerously crushed
An lows Town Hsdly Seorched.
I-'bEPEM'tiv.K Ia., Feb Ju. The village
ol Aurora, ten miles northeast of here, was
almost entirely wiped out by lire Monday
nUbt The postofflce. five stores, a black
smith shop, a l ulcher shop and numerous
dwellings wnre consume. 1 Loss not esti
mated: Insurance light.
Chicago. Fsb. .
Hoard of trade quotation:; to-day ranged a
follows: Wheat No. I Febrna'v. oiwned
and dosed TSfc: Ma opened rf6c. closed
rrSs-; July, opsaed TBAc. ulosed :H'. Corn
So. Februarv . opened sc. i kssid ;
May, opened ic. closed )e; July, oj-ened
Sic, closed 81ic OsU- No. February ,
opened and closed lv&c: May. opened -Tajjc'
closed l'4 Jul., opened snd closed x'le
Pork -February, oivned .' rTi,. close f 6TV,.
Msroh. opsned and closed f.Tu. May. opened
HO.iW. closed W.irTH. Lard-February, opunet
$6 7(1. olosed t-' -v
Live stock TU following were the quota
tions at the Union stock yards: Hogs Market
opened active; lirlce Ac hlghsr: light trades.
$o.afr4.UV rough packing, $3 T i tsj, mixed
iota, $8.nifr. u hi-av parking and shipping
Cattle -Strong: bet-res. ft. s
iiA.r. bulk. $8.ta4.n cows and mixed. BUN I
jAUl; stoc kers and reeders. $i.tfi a.5u. Sh ep
-Steady; native a.uttona, S4.fltij6.(0. oorn-t.-d
wtsiema, 49i) Kaw.
Froiluoa: Butter Fancy Elgin, it STiac:
fine craameries, a.-iaic; dairies, finest, freeh!
iM-i-; packing stock. sftSc. Eggs-Strictly
tesh. 19?tli per dos.: ioe house stoo-. .
tressed poultry Chicken-. T,J3c per lb.;
in key-, inl lie per lb: duoks. ic per lb.'
eese. o 7c per I a Potatoes -Peerless. aJt35c
'.s-r bu ; Keaiity of Hebron. brJii.' psr bu.;
iturbanks. ik. A-i- r bu. Illinois sweet po
tatoes, goo-1 to l-uci, si '.jci.in. Apples -
..odt.i tauey S.il.v3.si p-r t.bL Crauber-
,es tVtaoorulii beli and cberries, fX-Jn ast
Has Y .aa. Fsb. lu
Wheat Ne. -i red winter, Bte cash: ,i,,
darch. S"o; do May. SVc: do July. 84V;:
do August. f4c Corn N . I mixed. 3P4
ash; o March. dBase. ,: A rii .
May. :tclac. Oats -Quiet; No. .mixed 1T1 (c
aahand Febru ry; do Mar h. .rtic do April
iTc Kye Dull Bar le, - Nominal. Pork
steady, with fair demand: mess. -10.T4S.il..'..
for new Lanl-Qniet Kebruarv. fcu 14
ilar. h i0.16; Ma . EukV
Live Utock Catlle -Msrkst tuod;itely firm:
rdlnaty I g.s. I s eers. t-i.4.) aj imi ib;
Lulls stTitiHU, fancy do. fat oxen
-i . .(tl i SLsepand Lau.be -Fir i, for goisi
tiA.k. sheep, i .vs si at fc 1 : lambs. ..iJ
aA Hogs Dull nd ueirly nominal. Uve
. ks, choice, m.so p Ml a,,., nondn.il rang,
I 1 "I&4.5U. '
Usy-Cpland prairie, $7 SO.
Hay Tfiastay n orQ$8 ae
Hay-Wild, S3 0034 uj.
ford WoM$3 B C$4 1 0
Tola powder never varies. A Barrel of parity
iscsrth sad wboleaomness Mnr. -..i-!.'
tbsn Lbs ordinary ktno and cannot bs sold tn
SsgegSS wita was ssamtads at low awjTawart
weight alu or pr pboaptiat. powders Sold
tosssas. sWTaL Baaiae Posrota Co.. 10 Wafl
Bt., B. T.
attractive prices combined make
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2011 Fourth Avenue. Dealer in
Confectionery, Cigars and Toys,
Doll Buggies. Boys' Express Wagons. Base Balls and Bats. Rubber Balls, etc.
Also s full Use of
SCHOOL B0OK8 AND SCHOOL SUPPLIES
Writinjt Paper. Tablets, Ink, Slstes, Lssd and Slate Pencils. Btc
STOVES AND RaNGES
IMPERIAL ALADDIN RANGE for Soft Coal
ALADDIN VENTILATOR for Bard Coal.
The latest design of the long aeries of ALADDIN Stovee. This Is beautiful in
U ornamentation, novel in many of its featurea-i bOm!r Be
I hare of course a supply of the celebrated ROUND OAKS This has bees
so popular that it is being copied as far a they dare oy unscrupulous par," U
JOHN T. NOFTSKER,
Cor. Third avenue and Twentieth St , Rook Island
Our efitabliahmnnt i getting too small for our rapidly
growling buHinnsa and we have decided to
give up our
to gain room, and will commence on Wednesday. Nov.
20th to sell out our entire stock of
BLANKETS and UPROBES
at aud below cost. 'I his is not a sham-sale but a bona
tide sale, as we will not carry any more Blat.k
ets in the future. For particulars
see local page.
The Pioneer Clothier, Batter and Gent's Furnisher,
115 and 117 West Second St, DAVENPORT. I A.
A. J. SMITH & SON,
TILES and GRATES.
A. J. SMITH & SON,
1M and Iff Wast Third Street, Opp. Masonic Tample, DAVRNP0RT
trade a great success at the
1623 Second Avenue.