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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, THURSDAY, MARCH G, 1890.
THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W POTTER,
AX NOUS I EM CUTS
At th reqneit of nnj friend I hereby n
oounr myelf c indtdet for the office of
TownMilp Oolleetor, intjrft to tbe decision of the
Demorraitc clty-towothtp eonTen'ton.
C. H 'nun
To tAt Voter, of Rock Idand;
I earth? rmpretfii ly announce myee f
eanlldiite for the offire of Townahlp ( ollrtor.
If elected I shall distribute the entire Income of
tbe offl . Its actual expeaiee, wblch I niren
teewlll not exceed , n ong the following
pebllc lostlMkkmc; M. L'ike's hoapltal fSBO; In
netrlel Bone H80: La lee- R. lief eociety end
liidn-trteie.ho.il 00. end the balance toward
tbe new Young Um' Cbrlstiai ee elation
bnlldlnf. Faaes Nadli a.
Tfce R.eanlieesi -pi . ...
The National Democrat no able and
eirpreasivp drmo.-rattc weekly journal
puhlnhril at the national capital con
tains, id He lail uo. an repose of th
republican conspiracy to secure control
of tlir nril hMse end the electoral col
ieire of 1802 HgefMM of tbe wishes
of the people The Democrat prints ta
bles showing what the republican pr
pone to accomplish. Tbelr scbime ia to
make the nominal unit of populvi in for
district 190 000, and expend the out
hoi, at of re pres. ntativea to 849 tntmbrri
Tbl4 would make the elect oral college
conaiat of 488 member, 3! 9 being neces
sary to a choice. They count upon 114
votes m assured being thoae of all tbe
northern states cicept New York, New
Jersey, Connecticut and Indians,. Tbe
southern states and New Je-sey and Con
necticut are conceded to the democrats.
New York and Indiana are eel down a
By, Using the unit of congrcssion il
representation at 190 000 tbe republicans
cipect to make a net gain of at leas'. flN
t. en members of the electoral college. If
this scheme is carried through, the only
states which will be compelled to redis
trict prior to the next election will be
Massachusetts. New York, Pennsylvania
and Indiana All of them, cicpt In
diana, have republican legislatures. If
any of these states fail to reilis'rirt in
time, they will be required to elect all
tbeir members no one ticket.
If tbe republicans carry out this pro
ject, they will be able to elect a preai-
dent in 1892 without I he vote or New
Y rk, proylded they can carry . liber In
disna or West Virginia
"To carry through thi plan." say the
National Democrat, "an unscrupulous
reneirrnde Englishman has been placed
at the bead of the census, and prepara
tions arc making to rush tbe census re
turns together so tbat the total popola
tion of the country can he figured up as
early aa August, and the apportionment
bill can be pushed through before, the
first day of September next "
Tbe republicans are determined to
bold on to power if tbey can. and will rc
sort to any methods, however desperate
tbat will enable them to do so. It it for
this reason that Bully Tom Reed was
elected speaker or the house, and It is for
the same reason that tbe rules w. re
adopted which throttle the minority In
the bouae, and make the speaker an ab
However, tbe calculations of scheming
politicians frequently come to naught.
Notwithstanding tbe conspi ary wblch
Quay, Dudley, Reed A "'o arc engineer
ing, we believe tbe democrats will elect
the president In 1892.
SI. Timr.l, tl.f pi line iniiiialor uf
Fran e. wii! tun.ler bis reaignatl. u to Creel
dint I n I,
There was a i it'.rn' an -storm at Cai ro,
Ilia . V .ne-wiav The nvur i -till sioWly
ns Kg then
John I l, 'ter. the well-kn .wn Oiioagu
broker nrriv.-.l t ihutcitt We newlay troro
Hew set tv UL
Chimp. i b.i'l herrlit real auow -torui o
the wliiii i tv .-.Iti.'Minv The an.w feii to
tbe depth of i t or eitit Inches
Sevoi. emplovo of h ahoe factor at Wol
aenfek. susotiv. iwt their lives by the burn
ing ot igej hailkiiwg 'V i Innedsr
The Went ,1 r v pea bytcry Mt-1 at Cam
dan, N J wMeWsgevj in favi.r ..t revision
os tl . 1 . i . -.ut .u.i .fvwtoo f e Mi
M Lseasf gwMgfcsaf of L Z L Iter, at
n time tt OMaRg l in. .n liant - ig j to
mnr: i. VV Du ll., k Wnbuigt.ju City
Hur j-'ov and AgwMgt iMFOkeMI x Isltod
by Violenr avjoerstorlsw which have prac
liv-alU -1,1,1.1 I iana travel In every
The rul tM.1 bOM an I sjsn iii.niufaeturnrr
taald a maotiu at AxiuD V.iitaedny ard
grnaJ t. an advr.U'e in pi io- of ubuct "
It l e. I b.it I .in Uai unU KuriaaJ
wi.l com. 'lUiUcate with the Amu: tun guv
erumnnt m opixjaition to tbu McKiulay ua
tonu attnntaitration bill.
The trotting stallion Aomr, lorruerly
owned t.v J L Rose, of Cuulornia, was
old at N'w York vTsrlasaiM io Chlein
tiros, of Milwaukee, for iX.VXl
ITothlns hai so fur l, . ti d n- i ii tuu stu
dent at Kuluiiint".., Miohv, who tl ISwMI two
profr. ai.ri to sucb an unpleasant m irch r
iwutlv 'I h" cite I- mi... -i ..n-,1.!. i h'iou.
Ueurge Kraucia Tr.i ari he.J m Chicgo
Wdueday eu route t.. Taoorua. from
which place be is to start uu March 17 to
ruake the tour of the world in sixty days
Albert A Voadnl; w no inn ljen on trial
at Paw Pw, Mich . for shooting at hit
brother Dr Martin Km. lie I: and severely
wonnding him, wai actiuitted tVednecday
One mun was killed mi l another fatally
injure I at Pittsburg VI eduesduy morning
by the ezploaaon of several gjtlrk. of frozen
dynamite that they were attempting to
White citurans of Texas Fort Reno coun
ty ran District Cleak Ferguson and bis dep
uty, Davis, both colored, out of tbe county
uco tune ago Tbey sued for 800,000 and
the whites involved have compromised for
Senator Brown, of Cincinnati, declares
tbat if the Deraooratf In the Ohio legislature
do not agree to repeal tbe Owen Sunday clos
ing law he will resign, which would embar
rass tli paasairo of the law redlstricting the
state for congressman,
A bill atrthorizlug the payment to the
state of Pennsylvania of nearly ga.ftOd.OOO for
property destroyed by the rebels during the
war la before tbe house eoinmitr on war
oiaima. If such a bill should pas
it would open the way for about
009 in such claims, so It is estimate I
that at this season tbe blood it filled with
impurities, tbe accumulation of months of
cloae confinement id poorly ventilated
tores, workshops and tenements All
these Imparities and every trace of scrof
ula, salt rbeum, or other disease may bo
expelled by taking Hood's Sarsaparills,
tbe rest blood purifier ever produced. It
is tbe only medicine of which "100 doses
one dollar" Is true.
Decided Upon by the Repub
lican Club Convention.
THE MEETING ADJ0UFNS 8IUE DIE.
Admlnialrnrloii Heartily In.lorseil and
Current Queetinne Prnnounrrd I'pon
Thurston aal Humpheeye !: -. I. . t .1
A Vialt to the (iovernnr- Itiddefard,
Me., Plstnrbeit by Nat.irnlUatlon
Coateat Rhode felantl I)-niirracy
4iovernnr 1 . n . ,in at the Fanners'
N A-Hvit.i.K Tenn., Mareh r President
Thurston rallrsl tho Repubbcan club cm
vuntion to onlor nlnhout II a m yesterday,
and l.Hk-l nut on an array of empty seats,
not more than half of tla d -legates having
appeared at tlml Imur The weather was
disagreeable, and the delegates apparently
were dlsiuclin.-l to face the cold rain which
was falling. Alter prayer a number of tel
egrams and lett -re were ra,l, on letter be
ing 1 1 . mi IVssMssjl Harrison, in which he
regrets hia in ibility to attend, approve the
c ub organ; ition a wholesoni- aud d -sira
l e. an. I .'...-. n f.ll... ' 1'le. party to
which you belong has uev.-i suffered by an
liileliigunt diseiusioii uf il hi-t ry and Its
principles, and 1 am mire y.n .nvanii'.iton
will i-outinutf t furnish couraeoue and
well appoint! champion w herever the
Usee of debate are opened."
Thev Vialt the ioerm.r.
After tbe creileutials committee had re
ported that all the delegate word duly enti
tled to snau. it was announced that the con
vention had received an invitation t.) v -
the governor and business was suso'iided
by a rem-a an I. BSSeded by a hand, the Asas
gate lile.1 sat of tho ball and through the
rain to the slat home, whore tbe governor
bold a reeepti..n and heartily welcomed bi-
I'.epiit bean t i-iton
tc. i ,.ri on the Platforui.
When t l.e . 1'iiveution reasa-miile.i the coin
uiittee on ret-olutious anuounced its readi
ness to rupoit. Tbe report, which n
adopted, cougiatiilatea President Harrison
upou bis emiuently arise, loyal aud courage
oui administration, and rejoices in tho res
toration of dignity, vigor and stataemausriip
to the conduct ot foreign affair-.
Th Tariff Plauk.
Ou the subject of tbe tariff it auys: Wc
deuiau l tbe matntenanoe o' tbe American
syatem of protection to American indu-try
and labor, the policy that ban been identified
with evry period of our national pro-ip'r-
I'y. But we pledge our support to a thor
ough aud equitable revision of tbe tariff, so
aa to alapt the protection it affords to
changed busioe-a conditions; and we arraign
tho Democratic party for tbe manner in
which for vent s It has prevented tho accom
plishment , f tins purpo-e."
Aa to ill. Labor Queatlon-
"IVi recognize the dignity of labor and the
necessity of proper lejialali u to protect its
intexoi- Wo shall unswervingly oppose
any attempt to lessen the fi u.tr ot toil, or to
plaos honeat workmen in oiua-tiiion with
pauper- nd onvicts, domestic or foreign.
The rigid enfoD'eiu nt by this admim-a ra
tion Of the aium labor nomract law com
mands our aoprobatiou. The r. qu -t of
wage work for reasonable hours ot Latsr
demands, aud should rciuv) , I. 41-, ut.vc con
Spcaki r Reed's Ruling-.
Continuing, the platform heart uy SSI i SMS
the rulings of Speaker Rjed iu the house of
representatives, decUres lor coucution of
the masses, and favors federal a-aistance to
that end; demands full protect i. 11 for Re
publican voter- 111 1 lie south, prote-t - ugau.-t
aeattng in coogress any one, no matter of
wblch parly, uultse hia election is untainted,
and sudors -s the present action of congress
in carrying out this policy; favors the gen
ral prov MlotiS u tbe interstate commerce
ecs; condeuinscombineaaud trusts, approves
of ilberal and equitable pension laws and tbe
lloeral policy 01 tho admiuiatratlon lugiviug
Union SSjSjSMSI preference in sppointmcnts,
end approvaa of the action of K publican
Stat legislature ui behaU of bnl'ot rSjaeej,
An Aniei. .neiit That Wa Tallied.
An amendment tbat created the only
breec during the two days' session and was
finally tabled on the ground that it was al
ready covered was offered bv Isaac Revel, of
Washington, and Is aa follows: "And we de
mand that our represeutat. voa in congress
redeem everv pledge made to the people at
Chicago In bv repealing the internal
revenue law-, by passing tbe Blair clucu
tlonal bill, and completely restoring silver
to tbe currency of tbe country, and by th
liberal us onmg of every federal soldier '
i loalng Transactions.
Cincinnati was chosen as the local 1. m of the
next couventi iu Hon. John M Thurston,
of Nebraska, was elected president; A. P.
Humphrey., of New York, secretary, and
Hon. Pbinuo-s Lounsberry, of Conneeti ut,
treaaur r Afi.-r passing r solution thank
ing tbe presa and citizens of Nashville lor
tauir kind treatment, tbe convention ad
journed slue die at 7 o'clock p. m.
A QUESTION OF NATURALIZATION
Whleh Will somewhat Mix the CM Elec
tion of H hide ford. tie.
ElltDZruv.B, Me, March 6 Yesterday
afternoon an order was introduced in tbe
board of aldermen tobave stricken from the
voting list SOI names of voters whose nat
uralisation papers were procured iu tbe
Blddeford or Unco muucipalcurt U-cuuseof
arecent ruling by Judge Webb. J m L'nited
States d.itnct court, declaring tbat tbe
Blddeford municipal court has no right to
naturalise aliens. Home are those whose
names are Included in tbe bat of candidates
for ward offices at tbe city election
They Uold tbe Balance of Power.
The Republican aldermen voted in faoi
of th order, but tbe Democratic mnj irlry
defeated Its jossage. Tbe votes of these 'ou
men will be challenged at tbe election on
Monday next, and an appeal made to the
United States suprotne court The matter
creates great excitement here Tbe balance
of power lies in tbe list ot voters whose
names were submitted to tbe board of alder
Gov. Merrlam Addressee tl.e Farmers.
St Facx. Minn., March Q. Governor
Merriam addressed tbe Farmers' Alliance yes
terday, taking ground for tariff reform
tbat puts I uu at issue with tbe Republican
party Th Donnelly movement for imme
diate election of officers was defeated, whiob
means the defeat of Donnelly for president
A platform was adopted which fiorcely as
sails tbe railroads . demands a law to pro
id for tbe election of United States seua
atora by tbe people; that the national
government own and operate all rail
roads; absolute prohibition of intox
icating liquor for both state and nation; re
peal of tho tariff laws; regulation of rail
road freight rates so tbat a company's earn
ings shall not exceed 5 per cent, interest over
th actual expanses under economical man
agement, lm law regulating taxation and
mortgage and . M -re: regulation of ,.li sag
pjrations by tne atat .
A VIGOROUS CAMPAIGN.
Indiana Tariff- Reformers Prepare for
Lurries: and Careful Work.
India APOLrs, March 0. When the Tariff
Reform convention was called to order y es
ter tiny morning President Brown announced
tbat tbe most Important business of tne day
would be tbe devising of ways nnd means
for carrying on tbe work of tbe league. Tbe
report of tbe executive committee showed
t during tbe year every congressional
district bad been organised Of the ninety
two counties in tbe state all but two or three
bare been thoroughly organised, and aev
enty -live nave town. hip leagues, subordinate
to the county leagues. A report in favor of
tbe collection of statistics regarding tbe ef
fect of the tariff upou tbe farmers was
adopted, and tlie executive committee was
ordered to carry out the work on tbo line
-. no of the Uuestioo Asked.
Here are a few questions taken at random
from the list- How many merino sheep iu
your county f State tbe average number of
wool slie-p owned by each maul How many
wo den in. iniitnct. u n.s, have you now, or
aincj .Ian 1, 1'.; Are they ail in opera
tion; if so, tii ir mil eapecrtyf it not running,
when did tle-v i --, and why' How many
manufacturing establishment hare you f
If running, are they runnin ; at full .ca
parity ' If OkMeA, wl.en and hy did the
close! How many i ll men in vour fount yf
K possible, give us an exact stt teiueut of the
real estate mortgages outstaL ding and tbe
amount due on Hsvjgrl li your county is 111
debt, give tbe amount ot the indebtedness.
What is the average daily wages of the la -borers
in your county ;
Don't Seem to Like P rter.
With relerence to the statis ics of mort
gage one of the delegates said tbat tbe man
placed in charge of the census I ureau was a
renegade Kngliahniuii and a r uiical protec
t.ouist, w ho would liaw riguree gathered in
toe interest of tie- K -publa-an arty. In or
der to carry out this brauch 01 the work so
as to insure satisfactory result t, an expert
in figures w ill laj employed it each county
to go through the re.ords and tabulate all
matt ts r. l itnig to mortgage indebtedness
and tbe numler 01 foreclosures taken within
the period for which the data a desired.
Man for Kalina Mousy.
Th) pin 11 lor resskag money finally adopted
was to asse each i-ounty on 1 lavsis of 3
c uts for each vote cast for Cleveland iu
lv, the picsu'iiption ling ihat all such
voters are tariff reformers. On tins basis
tiio av urn;.. il b aisj.it Ju t . ibo ouuty,
or a total Of Sjh SBt f ia.4.aj
F. Igai X lo ovii, ot Indianapolis, was
I i e i.en . Thomas J H idson, of In-
diaiiaalis, se ieiarv, and John P. Frenzel,
of indiaiiap. lis, treasurer. Th. s.uv eut Ion
then adjoin lie i -uu die.
Mit.le en Sjgajaetva I'm est.
ASNP .l l, Md . March o.--The h .use
yesterday afternoon hud voted a tie ou the
passage ot a measure creating veral trusts
lor the management of estates and sc-Voral
gentlemen interest .ol iii the bill 'vbo were on
the floor, immediately began "I ustling" for
sejges among the luemhers "hero was a
good deal of ex.'itenieul, w hen I uallr Laird
of Montgomery sprang to tbe st ace iu front
of tho -eakei a desk an 1 made a short, but
rery robust speech 111 condemn ition of tbe
tactics of the outsider-, declann ; that their
actiou was an outrage, against w hich be sol
emnly protested. Be was loudlj applauded,
aud the hustlers left the hall
Rhode Island P. in... 1 icy.
foOwlMJKB, K. i.. March 6 At theii
state convention y.-stt-rday the Democrats
selected the following ticket: Governor,
John W. Davis, o' l' .w tucket; lieutenuut
governor, WiUi iui P C Wardwtll, of Bris
tol; secretary of stat-, E D. Mcuiness, of
Providence; attorney general, Z O Slocum
(renominated); state treasurer, J ihn G. Per
rr, of Kingstown The plattor n dec-lares
for electoral reform; couuemus the trusts;
advocates tariff retorin; declares that Presi
dent Harrison has carried ou a wholesale
tiailic In public offices, and d. man I- re
vision of the sMte constitution.
Tbe Trenton, N. J., Kleetion Frauds.
Trenton, N J., March tt The senate
committee yesterday tinisbe 1 the recount of
the Hudson couuty bal lot cast in tbe sena
tonal election on the contest of W. H
tstuhr against the present sei ator, Ed
ward F. McDonald. The offfci il returns
show that Mr. McDonald recti el ta,M
votes and iStubr lb,.'iO-.'. The rsCOSXSt gave
M. D 1 nald -J4.T4:i, which includes 1.744 "jok
ers,"or fraudulent v.,te-, and Stuhr lt),8iei If
tbe comm ttee throw out tbo precincts
whare frau 1 was detected it wil still give
Mi D SksU a majority of
11e Iow a I . . .
DEs Moines. Ia., March 6. B
of the legislature met in joiut c
yesterday, and put tho final tou
election of Allison for senator. 1
h on the
delated w ithout action tbe resolnt
congress to put binding twine raw
on th free list In the house a bill
duced provtdu.g tor reapportioi
legislative pUip as It fixes til
repres -niatiou at 18,500, with lot)
in the house. Another lull introdu
LT.T04 tbe ratio and a bouse of Ul
1 ratio ot
mem 1 vi
JACK " LINCOLN IS DE sD
Miuiatrr I in... In sun Cloae- tits Ittiet
Lllr After tour Montha of uf erlng.
London. M .1. b ", --After more ban four
months oi snff. ring, heroically lorne, tbe
end bos at last come to Abraham LkMOkl
only child of Minister Robert T Lincoln
Tbe brave boy was unconscious an 1 hardly
alive all yesterday morning and a 11 a. ni
be breathed bis last. His death 1 due to
Stood poisoning arising trom a tiai gnant
carbuncle on 'be left si i. of hia boiy bolo
thearmi.it lie I, a I si.l.untto.! without a
iiiui mur to a uozen or more pamf 1 1 opera
tions, some of them of great danger. Tbe
liest aurgical skill of England had a-en em
ployed for many w.ek- in :li vain at'empt
to save his life. He was IT years old One
of tbe lirst nie-sii. . - t sympathy received
bv Mr. and Mrs Lmc.du was from Queen
Victoria, and since the death such messages
have beu pouring in from all 1 arts of
.America and England
Preparation for the I mien 1.
Tbe boy's body win t preserved without
embalming A funeral service will be held
at tbe residence of Minister Lincoln ou Fri
day at w hit h no one w ill be present but in
timate friends and the members ot tbe
American legation. After the ser -ic tbe
body will be deposited in tbe cataci mb at
ensal Ureen and ultimately interred in the
fami y tomb at Springfield, Ills. Mr. Lin
coln is desirous that the greatest j.riracy
and simplicity in conducting tbe uneral
sbeil he observed Both Mr. and Mi a Lin
coln are Lear.ng up bravely.
Hadessd is short ss.ooo.
JgrrtKBON CtTT, March 6 It is flic la I -ly
stated now that Treasurer Noland s Just
:iS.0.J0 into the state of Missouri His bonds
men ..iv good tor the money.
Mimilck Declared Sane.
Pitt iBi-rq, Pu , Marsh n. WiUian Miu
nick. a i-iti.n of Braddock, Pa.,re;eutly
confine 1 in DtageaaYI asylum tor iusaae un
der eery peenaVar circumstances, wss yes
terday brought before Judge Wbite u com
mon pises court under habeas corpt s pro
ceedings lor examination as to his san ty by
the court. A large uumber of witness, to
gether with the a. -..use J. testified. 1 be ef
fort to establish Mr. Minnick's insanit was
a failure, and he was discharged froci cus
tody. Ho is tbe man w ho was sent xi the
asylum on tho grouud of insane vsaiou iy, an
account of tb ' case having ijoeu pul.lisl.ed in
these dispatches of Fob. UT.
r,e Wasn't Taking Small l,an (e.
L .flsviLLK, March 6 It Is known t!iat
tbe money tak.-n by William H. Pops, the
emliezzlmg ban teller, waa in $oou and
tl.maj bills The bank has th number and
hopes to be able to trace tbe robber by t hem.
It is not know 11 positively wbicb way Is has
gone. His m tn 1 and father ue a most
pro-it rate. I by grief.
Tbey I 'i Hanker for Corn Muel..
London. March tt. Mora funds are meded
to insure tbe holding of tbe proposed ex 1 U
tion of maize and it products at Edlnbt rgb
in May next. The lord provost anc 81r
Thomas Clark are active in its behalf but
tbe class for wboat benefit it is intended doe
not display any great desire tc. see it cot re to
.i.l. of Fine Trotting Stoek.
New York, March C The Califo-nia
trotting stock of J. L. Rose was sold at .mo
tion at the Aiiici ica 1 institute yester.lay.
Alcazar, tJHfyf, by tsultan. dam Minueb ilia.
was bo light by Lhleiu Bros., of MilwuUsee,
for $i',,i00; Harvester, by Sultan, dam Har
vest QHgegii VMlaon & Healy, S3.0.X): 00-
doo, o- Stambine, dam Evax; F. G. lab
cock 'J4,1'0. Thor. by Alcazar, dam Lady
Mackny: O M. Fogg, of Nashville, Te 111 ,
Hia Kow in the Transvaal.
London, March 0 Advices from the
Transvaal state that a serious riot has oc
curred at Johannesburg President K"u-
ger ntte.npt.nl to deliver a speed, but 'ras
prevented by the crowd, who organiser a
mass-meeting, denounced the Transvaal s jv-
ernment, and tore the flags irom tbe gov
Ingenious Operation in the Line
RELIEF FOR WHOLESALE GROCERS.
The Hurden to Probably .. on the Pa
tient Public A Project to Enable the
Wholesalers to Make Money, and Out
of . . Kquallze " Is a
Word That Will Coat Somrl.mly About
7. OOO.OOO a Year.
New York, March b. A combination in
kbs sugar trade, greater and more wide
spread in its ramifications than tbe sugar
trust itself, has leen practically consum
mated and its plans will soon la? officially
announced. The object sought is to equal
ize the price at which tugar is sold to retail
ers, with the effect of making the price to
eou-umers uniform in ech locality. .Sugar
is sold by the wholesale dealer to a retailer
on time at ju-t the refinery price. A die
count below the refln ry price is made for
cash The cost of handling to the whole
saler is about 1 SO a barrel in New York to
t "Ji n l arrel delivered.
tirtting Tired of the Load.
The average w holesaler has carried this
burden as loni as he cares to bear it. Per
haps one roas .11 m by he has borne it so long
is that several roSeerfes S8 dirj-ctly to re
tailers at See saaa low figures. Further
more su ?ar fmiiislies aUut :!' X'r cent, of a
wind, sale grceer"l trade, and it would be im
SOSBiMs for lumtostop dealing in it and
keep Ids CVStotaers There has b.-en much
cutting in the pries of sugar among both
whol.-ai.-rs and retailers. One result has
keen lh.it the public is usually able to buy
suar by the pound cheaper than the whole
saler can get it by tbe 1.0 0-barrel consiwn
ineiit at the r finery
SSrS Clot a l.lttle Plan.
Tbe subj-sft ws considered lor mouths by
the Wholesale Grocers' National association,
and finally ref-i red to a committee of tbe
strongest men in tbe trade, with powers to
devise and exe. ute a plan for meeting the
difficulty. This committee has perfected a
plan which tbey believe will accomplish
their object without working injustice or
hardship to the refiner, tbe retailer or tho
consumer. It is as lollows: The lowest daily
quotation from the refineries, shall be the
minimum price at which suar shall be sold
by wholesalers (in the combination
to retail dealers This minimum price
shall be telegraphed daily from New
York to each of the 490 cities
In the country knowu as distributing points,
where the rate will vary according to the
ruling rat. s. end the rate telegraphed to
each city will b figured ou the basia of cur
rent fie ..lit larisTs and must be the actual
minimum rats tot that day iu the place
named. Tbe refiners will at the end of each
month make a rebate of of a cut a pound
on all su ;ar sold llSSius tue month to dealers
who have not undersold the olHcial price.
Mr. Imbuoch F.xplaina Matter.
F W. ImUisch. of Milwaukee, who has
eeen toe. lOat active man in carrying out
the plans ot the committee, said yesterday
Each refinery will telegraph to the head
quarters of gee association in this city daily
the price at wh.ch it will sell sugar that day.
The lowest quotation thus receive.! will be
made the latsis of computing the minimum
price for each of the distributing points, and
that quotation will be the ruling price for
twenty-tout hours. Such a system w ill do
away with a big item of expense which each
ronu ry now assumes in distributing its own
quotations, then-finer receiving a benefit
in that way which will more than offset any
annoyance in the way of additional book
keeping win. h tl.e new arrans. m nr mil
Small Margin, but Enough.
"The mai t n of -4 of a ceut a pound pr.
tided as a rebate will pi vu large enough,
probeblv. (or the loss of it would make it
unpr. titable for one dealer to shave anoth
er's prices for th sake of makinc a trade.
It bin nnts to .1 c nts a lrrel. which means
a reduction ... that much of our prest-ut loss
of $1.3.1 t.. '. 011 rcery barrel handled.
In n'.lior words, tlos arrangement provides
that whotesal- dealers shall n..t sell for less
than 7. is nts a barrel above tbe refiu.T's Ret
lion ajajeSj eejejee We Eat.
"The consuuipti. 11 ot siiktar in this country
amounts b 1 IflJ elu,Sil pounds per capita per
year, which b) aa bmeess of about thirty
pouii !- Em aece individual within twelve
years. England us s proportionately about
as much 11s are do aiid-ugar is cheaper there
than here, but in ti-i manv. Italy, and France
the ron-iiuipf ion is s. arcely more than half
a mu li r cupita I tried last year to get
information SMI Sheek to base an intimate
of tee proportion Ol sugar consumed as a
luxury in 1 his ci untry, but uu reliable data
could I- obtained. I Iv-lieve, however, It
amounts t,, lu-ly one-half the entire sjpply."
Effect on Cnaamera.
Tbe treat question for the public, ot
course, is, bow th? combination will effect
teat resell grico of eesjsr. Members of two
or thr.-e of the larc,.t w holesale grocery
hous s 111 town fftesa nsked this question yes
ter lav said tnat undoubtedly it would have
a tendei to equalize tbe retail price, but
Seeded thai whet muy I termed the stand
ard retail pries of sugar would be raised.
Tbey adm.tt.sl that tbe arrangement would
probably make it impossible for retail gro
cers to offer trgains in sugnr, as is now
often done The retail price will be af
fected, as n w. by any cbange in refiners'
Tl.e PeMta Paya the Ereight.
The ffirt resaaisM, kowewer, m spite of
tbeae opeai : that by the trms of this
combinatK.ii the pi lee of sugar to the retail
ers of the .unity is to te rais.-d 75 cents per
barrel, an I there if 110 doubt this 75 cents or
Jj" cent a DV&d w Hi come Irom tbe pockets
of tbe . on mmer This means, at the pre
ent rate of consumptive, that the people of
this nuititiy must ay f 7,ij,iiu0 more a
year ii.at. Mm s,,-.,i tnej eofuunns now costs
I .11. a la l ultlng on Style.
AloMicELLo Ills., March tl - Pier two
hours Tuesday night the moon waa sur
rounded by four bright lights on a direct
line running trom uortb to south. There
was a very bright line crossing the moon,
and surrounding this were two great circles,
one rutiulni; diagonally through tbe other.
The beautuu! sight was witnessed by many
A Ctilrago Printing tlrui I nils
I'HICAOO. March tl It R Donnelly ft
Hons, one of the oldest printing and pub
lishing VSMa'MS SB sfcs city, failed yesterday
afternoon. Liabilities about (100,000 The
total assets, if placed in the sheriff's bands
will hardly reach W,0QV.
A Boycott That Make I - Smile
Rio DC Janeiro, March tl Leagues have
been formed BSaOBg the merchants of Rio de
Janeiro, Babia, Para. Santos, and P rnam
buco witb. tea obtact of boycotting British
goods iu favor ot Am. r can products.
Hase Kali Matters.
Clzvelamd. O . Murcb B. The League
base ball magnate worked all day trying to
show tbe Indianapolis club what a nice thing
it would be for tbe latter to withdraw and
permit the formation of an eight-club . ag
gregation of base ball talent. But Indianap
olis couldn't aee it. Still it is believed tbat
tbe end of the meeting will see tbe number
of cl ibs reduced to eight. The schedule didn't
suit, and it was sent back for modification.
Detroit has exhausted every means of get
ting into the League, and has now made an
offer to go into the Brotherhood. Late last
Brush, of tbo Indtanaio!is club, said his club
would sell out for gsWl0uO or t'.'j "OJ
Mlnueaota Creamery Company.
MixxLAPOLis. Minn., March u The rep
reseutativps of some twenty of tb larger
oreaniei ies of the state met here and organ
ised the Minnesota Creamery company. Tb
entire product of the creameries will be
shipped here, inspected and graded, making
this city the center of the state dai ry inter
ests The company's objects are to improv
tits quality of tb product, remove hurtful
competition and so obtain better prices.
Business will commence April L
THE SILVER ISSUE.
House and Senate Committees
Differ in Opinion.
A. SPLIT ON THE QUESTION LIKELY.
Teat Votes in tbe House toiumittee Fa
vor the VTbadesal Hilt Stains of the
Mailer at PHfcsettl Pan-Americans Fall
to Agree t.ii ilie Moat Important Point
Dlaciissr.l ICslrar.ta from the Hons
and senate Debates Featherstone
Seated Taulbee's Critical Condition.
Wamimvltun City, March. 6 The sen
ate and bouse are likely to split on tbe
Wiudom silver bill' and the substitute
therefore thnt bas been favorably reported
from the finance committee. The bouse
committee on banking and currency bad an
interesting session yesterday at which the
Wiudom 1MB was dicusael. A b?st vote
was bad, by which it w as developed that
Wiudom has a majority of at least two in
tho committee, in favor of his plan. Bland
brought out this fact by moving to strike
out tbe lli -1 si- in, u of the Windom bill and
ins-.-rting for it the first section of the bill as
reported iu the seuute. The effect of this
would have I een to sV i.-at the main portion
of Windom's till, which pro ides For the de
posit of bullion and the. issuance of certificates
at the market price ot silver.
Two Majority lor Wiudom.
Tbe vote on Bland's motion w.is '.yeas
and ?nas Hy a vote Of W to a a BSOtSM of
Bland to strike out the limitation ot tbe
purchase of the treasury to domestic pro
ducts was also defeated. Muchler attempt--.1
to limit the purchase under the bill to
(4,400,000 worth per month, but this was
lost by the same vote reveread, With the
senate committee pracucaliy uuuiiimous iu
opposition to Win long's policy an 1 a major
ity of the bouse committee in favor of it,
tbe outlOsk is good for a spirited contro
versy ou tbe silver question.
The Senate All the Other Wtv.
In tbe senate tbo bill will not be takeu up
until after the McKinlcy administrative
bill is dispos-.sd of. It is hoped to get tuis
measure before the senate immediately alter
the debate is ended uu tue pending Blair bilL
Tbe silver bill was reported from the tiuauce
committe by Senator Jones, and be Is to
have charge of its consideration in the sen
ate. Jones thinks uiiie-teulbsot the senators
are in favor of the bill, and ho would seem
justified in this a-.- - rt.on by tbe fact that tbe
eastern memb. rs on the finance committee,
as well as those from tbe west, gave it their
support. The only men who voted against
it in tbe committee Were Sherman and Mc
Phersou. bherman Hue a liilt of His Own.
The reasou of Shermau's oppositiou to the
bill was that he had one of his own which
tbe committee voted down. Sherman's prop
osition differed froea that framed by the
committee mainly iu the lact that it pro
vided for the purchase of silver bullion to the
value ot H .mi. ho a month and the Issu
ance of coin c "itiflcates receivable for cus
toms, taxes and public debts, and w hen so
received to be reissue 1. lie has given uotict,
tbat w hen tbe bill OSSMS up 111 the senate be
will move an amenuuieut to restrict the
purchase of t.ulliou to H, 000,000 worth in
stead of f 4, 500,i 00 worth, as now provtdsi.l
THE DEBATES IN CONGRESS.
Interesting leatureaof the Talk In Both
WAfcHioT..N City, March I liuuk of
Tennessee made the most spirited sjieech in
behalf of Featherstone in tbe debite in
tbe house .-sterd.iy. In thi course of bis
remarks he said "Let no man bold a seat
on ibis floor who was returns 1 by tbe
means of Winchester rifle clubs and fraud
ulent ballot Uites " H was in tavog of a
national election law, and be tbougbt the
government ought to b strong enough to
protects the colored people at tbe south, the
white people at tbe north, and its etUesBI at
home and abroad. This great govenasssnl
protected its citizens everywhere nnsil af
lloutelle'e Little Joke.
After the vote on tbe resolution de -lanng
Featherstone not eutitlel to the seat.
Springer moved to recommit the eas w itb
instructions to send a subcommittee to Ar
kansas to investigate tbe election in the dis
puted district. Boutede of Maine suggc-td
tbe propriety of a provision tbat the sub
committee be permitted to return to Wash
ington alive Sprmjei's SBOtjaa was de
feated 13S to WO
Barbour on the K.duvatloci Hill.
The debate ill the senate on the educaUou
bill was begun by Barbour of Virginia He
said tbat both political parties in his state
had put the bill into their platform- The
people of Virginia bad done as much for Die
sake of education in the last fifteen years as
the p .U- of any other state. Tbey had
expended about gdM.tJUU.OOU for that purpose
and bad given to ,oY. to sderetn the col
ored Illiterates which the general govern
ment had put upon them, not only as citi
zens, but as sovereigns. He expressed sur
prise at the lack of interest in tho rubject
taken by tbe seuate. and was astonished at
the opposition of the southern senators to
tbe bill. He had no constitutional doubts
on tbe subject of this bill, as be did not be
long to the bair-splittiug class of constitu
Plninb Thinks It a Dying Issue.
Plumb spoke in opposition to th 1 bill, say
ing tbat it was clear to him that the people
of the south did not want this mouey, and it
was certain that if money was bestowed
where it was not wanted it would not
be wisely expended. Within two years, if
tbe bill went over, every southern state
would say they did not treat, it. The bill, if
passed, wou.d be tbe beginning of the con
trol of the educational system of the coun
try by the general government, and, ulti
mately, tlie demoraliiti'..n of the great
body of liie people on the subj-ct of com
IT WORRIES THE SENATORS
No 1 wo of Then Agreed on What Iu lu
with tbe Preaa Gang.
Washington Citt. March 0 Tbe senate
in secret session yesterday afternoon dis
cussed further Dolph's resolution for the in
carceration for contempt of the senate of the
newspaper men who refused to disclose the
source of the executive sessiou news. The
debate turned entirely upou the constitu
tional question at issue, some ot the senators
holding tout the senators had no right to im
prison tbe newspaper men for refusing to
disclose professional secrets. Dolph quoted
Uberally from tbe debate on the imprison
ment of White and Ramsdell in 1878 for re
fusing to disclose tbe source whence tbey ob
tained a copy of a treaty with Great Hrtt
ain, then under oonslderation.
Got Tlrd of th Debate.
Evarts mad a long speech and Edmunds
and George also spoke ou the constitutional
obase of the au is'.ion. It became evident
ef-jre the seuate doors had been . for
ha) fan hour that tbe debate could not be
concluded yesterday, and on after another
th senators slipped away until, when th
senate adjourned, not more than a dozen
were in their seats. Of those who spoke, a
senator said last evening tnat no two agreed.
THE PAN-AMERICAN CONGRESS.
Two Beporta on tbe Principal lasur, and
Washington City, March C Tbo com
mittee on customs union of the Pan-Amer
ican congress Las presented majority and
minority reports on the subject for widen
the congri ss was principally convened cus
toms union. The majority says tbat tbe es
tablishment of a customs union, ns gen
erally understood, would require not only a
partial sacrifice of tbe national sov
ereignty of tbe American nations, but
more radical changes in tbeir respective
constitutions than tbey are willing to accept
Ihe majority therefore deems the adoption
of e customs union impracticable They
propose to recommend, however, to such of
tbe governments as may desire partial re
ciprocity to make commercial treaties with
one or mors of tbe American countries un
der such a basis may be accented in each
CAR SI 5c
Ladies' $2.00 Kid Button 8boe called the
"ItB the best Shoe for the money in the city.
1622 SsECOILSriD -A.VE-2STXJE.
case. The minority rea.rt recommends the
rejection of the whole subject
Transactions in t'oi.gres.
Washington Cut, March A. -Stockbridge
of Michigan presented in the senate yester
day a petition said to have UOtt.OOU uames on
it, against the enactment of any Hon lay law
by congress, or any law favoring any re
ligious belief . The bill appropriating 1100,
000 for a public building at Lafaye te. In 1 ,
was passe I. An attempt to pa-s a bill in
creasing the pension of the widow of Maj.
ten. Warren developed the fact that no
quorum was pres-ut, and a call of tlie senate
consumed the time to g p. m , when the edu
cational bill wa NSSMM I. B.u bour advocat
ing and Pitiuil. opKjMii An executive ses
sion was tlieti held, and theeeSMtS adjourned.
The house occupied tbe entire day dispos
ing of the Feathertone-C'ate contest, the
former twing seated by a vote of 145 to 135.
Ou a resolution d-cl.-iring that Featherstone
waa uot eutil !ed to the seat, Hill of Illinois
voted with the Democrats. Featherstoue
was then swu in and the house adjourned.
Pension for an Illinois 9uiolde.
Washington Citt, March b Assistant
Secretary Bussey has reverse! the actiou of
the pension office, and has directed that a
pension of $30 per month, dated from May
s'i. 1830, be issued to Mrs. A -i .... J. Morton,
the widow of Lieut Col. Charles U. Mor
ton, of tho Eighty-fourth lliiiicis regiment
Tbe pensiou was granted ou the ground tbat
CoL Morton, who committed suicide at his
residence in Quincy, Ills., May 31, 1S40, was
insane at tbe time, and that his insanity was
the result of privations and sufferings in
curred In the service. Col. Morton was in
Libby prison seven months.
Down on tbe Conger Lard BUI.
Washington City, March 6. At the heat ing
yesterday of the agricultural committee
of the house on the Conger bill, wbicb pro
hibits the manufacture of "compound lard,"
a letter from the president of the Farmers'
alliance, of Georgia, was read, in which it
was stated tbat thj bill would ruin the cot
ton seed oil industry. This industry, it was
stated, enabled cotton raisers to pay for the
picking bv selling the oil. Representatives
Stewart, of Georgia, and Wheelor, of Ala
bama, both made arguments against the hill
on tbe same grounds.
More Lands for Settlers.
Washington City, March A About
40X1. 000 acres of land will some time in tbe
future be opened lor settlemont in tho Chip
pewa country of Minnesota The president
has approvud tbe recent purchase of tbe
land by a com mission. Boosaeri must not
be too treah, however a- Secretary Noble
ha issu d a notice to tha csTeot that they
must keep off until the prcsi i cut opens the
country tor settlement by proclamation.
The iand is not yet surveyed.
May Hegln .National Hanking.
Washington City, March A -The follow
ing banks w ere vestei day autnoriz d to com
mence he lee SI Tue Lincoln Nation il bank,
of Washington City, capital gSOJ.OOO; tee
City National bank, of Wichita Falls, Tex.,
capital gW,O0U; the National B.uik of Pen
dleton. Ore . capital 1100,000
Floral lougraiulatlous t..r Allison.
Washington City. March 0 Two very
I. an. Is, ine floral tribute were sent to Sena
tor Alluou .-st r lay b. the ssnpi y s of the
-euate One 1-a-kct coin;, s. . lot reess and
violets, exquisitely arranged, was fu ly t nr
feel long The flowers Uecrated Allison's
dkesg for some tune
CattCAOO, March 5.
Quotations on th- board ot trade t..-.ia
Mere ssSsTesee, Weee No 2 March opened
Tsv. closed TTt : Max . t,a'i,r 1 7is. . closed
TIN: July, opened .;, , dosed ;ti4c. ( mu
No - March, opened sn I closed "i ; May.
opened SV. 1 kissd Bsfge; July, open d JtM ,
. losed O.I No 2 March opened and
cloaed S.'ic. May, ngllSSUli and clo-ed 21H" :
July, opene t SHJaC, eloesi Be. l'ork March.
ojned Jfteu. cloaed ; ii.TTH; May. o; ened
;1 iTV,. closed SW.8S; July, opt-uvd SIolm.
cl sed10. .5 bird - March, opened and closed
I ive stoc . The following weie the quota
tions at tne I : ion st.s k ratals: Bags Market
opened m ,!erately active; light grades, J3.sb
4 iii. tough nafVlae;, s3.t-04i3.s ; mixed lots.
t.XSMUI.nu. Luavy pac ing shipping lot. $S.9n
.H MT-v fettle Meiket ope ed unev nly,
Signer, closing W. ager, beeves. $ .4 g5. e
c.ws, t.&'&.K bulk. 126.96.36.199V stockc-rs
and feeders. S2. 0a3.6".. t-hees. Market firm,
muttons, ft. ufi.V laaio-. gSjfB ICS,
Produce: Butter -Fan. F.lgm, fbi-Kiarc.
fine creameries, 2 (2.1 ; uairi. -s, hnest. ti-esh.
ltkSJc: pac.lng stock. 4 fc Eggs. -Strictl
fresh, Uc per doi. Dressed poultry Chickens.
fH'tlOc per lb: turkeys, lollc per lb; ducks,
UiiU'Vic; gee e ,Vloc per lb Potatoes
Peer ess. :t :..'. per bu: Beauty of Hebron. 3sa
Jc per but Burbanks, 4043c per bu. Illinois
sweet potatoes, goo I to fancy, $3.255. l.'a. Ap
ples (iood t fancy. $& 0(48.7., per bbl. Cranberries-
Wisconsin bell and cherries. f8.3si.
New roas, March 5
Wheal No i I .1 winter. Wlc cash; do
.la. . du June. mA., 'Io July, 8.jt4c. CVtrn
-No : nine. I. 0i caah, do Male h. itc; do
April. Mgc oats Steady; No mixed, 3sc
. asli. d.. Vfdi . 27V4 Rvc -Nominal. Baile
Sesaiee1 Pork Steady; mess, HOLTsfll.lO
for new. Lud guiet. March, 6.2!f; May
(Mi; June, tlta
Live Stock: Cattle -Firmer and at an ad
vance equal to 10. r 100 lbs; common to fan-y
steers, $.0UA1.'X 100 fts; g. od do. lists)
s.T'i; bulls and dry cows, 1 ejsHW sheep
aud Lambs Sheep barely steady, lambs a
shade Hrn.er: akesfk $5.0 y :o. Tt.s:
yeariinii luin'rf. e.ia,7.;.i Hoy Nominal
seise ;ji"ii j' if uc t,s.
Hay L'platid prairie, $7 60.
Hjt Tlmotny $0 i $6 SO.
Hay-Wild. 3 0aa4 0J.
Cord Wooo$8 6 .tf$4 0
Don't fret about what vour reputation
will be after death. Tombstones are
ma UVWW. w.E. "wxr.
A marvel of parity.
aireugui ww wwiwwikw. aver ecoc
than the ordinary klnus, and cannot be i
ramptaii'.a wna uie aaiuuieo or low test, snort
weight slum or prphospaate powders Soldonly
a sens. Botal Bakucs Powdsh Co., 106 Wafi
oi., , a.
Confectionery, Cigars and Toys,
Doll Buggies, Boys' Express Wagons, Base Balls and Bsts, Rubber Balls, etc
Also a fall line of
SCHOOL BOOKS AND SCHOOL SUPPLIES
Writing Paper, Tablets, Ink, Klates, Lead and Slate Pencils, Etc.
STOVES AND RANGES
IMPERIAL ALADDIN RANGE for Soft Coal.
ALADDIN VENTILATOR for Hard Coal.
The latest design of the long series of ALADDIN Stoves. This is beauliful in
Ms ornamentation, novel in many of its features is bound to be a good seller. Bt
Bure and examine thiB stove aud learn its good poiuts for after seeing it vou will
buy no other.
I have of course a supply of the celebrated ROUND OAKS. This has lieec
bo popular that it is being copied ub far hb they dare oy unscrupulous parties but
don't be deceived buy the Round Oak made by P. D. Beck with. I am the ' s
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 have der ided 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. 1 his is not a sham sale but a bona
fide sale, 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.
New and fully equipped New furnishings throughout. W Ml compete
with any. Sfnd for circulars.
Tuition: Pour months. $25; Sii ironths, 35; Nine months. $50
Addres V. W. FENN. Rock Inlaid, Lis.
Has opened his New and Spacious
-SAMPLE ROOM -
No. 1620 to 1(526 Third avenun,
whtre he would De pleased to see his friends
ffSJSSr w ind romr- the we" known drink d
SEIVERS & ANDERSON,
Contractors and Builders,
ALL KINDS OF OA RPKNTER WORK DONE
SJST General Jobbing done on sh irt notice an t satisfaction guaranteed.
Office and Shop 1412 Fourth avenue, ROOK ISLAND. ILL
tyC'Icaning aud repairing done neatly
A. J. SMITH & SON.
TILES and GRATES.
A. J. SMITH 6c SON,
125 and 127 Wert Third Street, Opp. Masonic Temple, DAVENPORT.
Avenue, Dealer in-
Buford'a Block, Second ave , Rock Island.