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THE HOCK ISLAND ARGUS, TUESDAY, MAY 20, 1S9Q.
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nne. Rock Island, 111.
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Anonymont commnnieatlons not noticed.
Correspondence solicited from erery township
la Rock Island county.
Tcksdat, Mat 20, 1890.
Jcst about the time the good Dr
Truesdale, of this city, appeared before
the republican love feast in Chicago re
cently at the solicitation of "Boss" Wells.
and stifled his conscience long enough to
aay that it was inadvisable to swap
" Dosses" when crossing a stream. Con
pressman Gest Was making his appoint
menu for members of the pension exam
ining board. But a reciprocal spirit did
not exist in the breast of the congressman
and lie did not give Lis friend Truesdale
a place on the board, as he should have
. done. There was method in one of his
appointments, however. It will bo re
membered that Dr. J. II. Sale, of Moline,
wax a candidate for deputy internal rev
enue collector, but Uest would not rec
ommend him. He then offered biro
the gaugtrsbip. but this Sale indignantly
refused. To placate the disappointed
Molineite, Gest put him on the pension
board, by which means be hopes to se
cure the support of Sale and his friends
Under the heading, "How We are
Taxed," the Chicago Herald of Saturday
prints the following novel epistle, which
was sent to Congressman Mills:
Alkdo. 111., May 8 -lion. It. Q.Mills
Deer Sin: I have iist red yure speech
in anser tu Mr. Mckinley on the tarif n I
think you didn t du ful iustice tu the bill
I am a farmer's wife'n I bav tu make
the living, fur John ise a lazy cues'n
dont help much. We (like the neighbors
have a morgige on our place'n I was
bout riipcuraged about payin till I red
the Mckinley bill, n then I braced up,
Now: that bill not only puts a duty on
ctbbige but on straw 'n dandelyon, acorns
d taters n woolen rags 'n teasles. Mr,
Gest ise our congressman'n his constit
uenta tell me thet just as enure as the
tann bill is passed, we poor farmers ken
git rich faster'n Carnegy. Alger or any
u them fellers. .Now, yure bill did nm
hev no duty on woolen rags the Mc
Kiuley bill duz 'n right tbar is where Mc-
kiney lays it all over yu. Yu see us
poor farmers baviol had mutch else but
rags fur some time, and when this bill ise
a law we'll begin to. realize on our rsgs
right away n we won I hev tu compete
with the pauper raas uv trip. We are
agoio to put the moat uv our land in cali-
bidge n teasles this year 'n s:e if we can't
hist that morgiee. Me 'n the childurn is
sgoin tn put in our odd time a diegin
dandvlycn 'n eatherin' acorns, and by the
help uv the Mckinley bill we expect to
pay our (lets n tril a oririu fur Lisy June,
I bev rote tu Mr. Gest fur a lot uv teasle
sede, lu: be hain't sent 'em yi'; I wish if
yu 8e him yu waod tell Lira tu hurry up,
fur it about time to plant. Please give
give my best respects tu McKinley 'n tell
him tu go it while he is young 'n if he
kepes on duin' as much fur us farmers as
be has dun we'll vote fur him fur Presi
dent next time. Tell Mr. Keed tu keep
right on a countin'quorums just as mutch
as he durn pleases, and not tu mind the
democrats a mite. Yours truly
P. S. Please giv my luv to Harrison
'n kiss baby McKee fur me 'n Lisy Jane.
Aa latrrMtlat Expprlaent.
Herman Neese, who has charge of the
dump boat at the foot of Seventeenth
street, is of an experimental disposition.
He is by trade a ship carpenter,
and has worked more or less on the wa
ter most of bis life. Now since the com
mencemeut of Mitchell & Linde's arte
sian well there is an extraordinary flow of
water from the moulh of the sewer con
stantly. Having discovered this Mr.
Neess determined to investigate Us force.
He put in a dam several feet below the
.mouth, then placed a flume to carry the
water from the sewer outlet to the dam,
and eive it a fall which be thinks
amounts to at least a foot and a half. He
has made an under shot water wheel, on
which be will test the power afforded
b? the fall.
Latent by W ire.
LAWYER REYNOLDS FATALLY SHOT.
New Yore, May 20. Lawyer Clinton
O. Reynolds died in the Chamber street
hospital this morning from the result of
a pistol shot wound received in his office
at the hands of Alphonso J. Stephenson.
TRAIN'S tJLOBK TROTTING FEAT.
CniCAUO, May 20. George Francis
Train, the Globe trotter, will hold a brief
reception today in the Northwestern de
pot, leaving then for St. Paul.
THE STRIKING WAITERS BOYCOTT.
Chicago. May 20. The striking wsit
era are working passengers on the incom
ing trains and endeavoring to steer them
away from the hotels having non-union
men for waiters.
BILLINGS PLEADS H!S CASE.
(be Alleged Klxyer of Attorney Klngalry
Before the Mupt-enie Court.
Des Moines, la.. May 20. The unusual
spectacle of a convicted murderer, under
sentence of life Imprixonineiit, pleading
his own case before the supreme court of
the state was witnessed here yesterday
afternoon. The convict In quwtion is M.
G. Billing, once one of the best known
attorneys in the state, who.it is alleged,
in December, 1S87, shot and killed County
Attorney Kingsley at Waverly for alleged
intimacy with Ids (Billing) wife. Billing
has been twice tried, convicted and sen
tenced to life imprisonment, and this is
the second time that the supreme court
has been called upon to sit iu judgment
upon hiit appeal.
Jury and Judge Disagreed.
The grounds for reversal, eleven in num
ber, were prepared by Billings himself in
his prison cell, the chief being the state
ment from the bench of Judt;o Ney, who
presided over the last trial of the case. to the
effect that if he (the judcre) were the jury
trying the case he would return a verdict
of not guilty upon the evidence introduced.
Judge Ney also said after the verdict had
been rendered that he mi((h ; have set the
verdict aside if an appeal had been taken.
Billings was brought in Monday by the
sheriff from Annmosa penitentiary and
made a strong plea in his own behalf.
eal Against the Strike Idem.
Hoboeen, N. J., May 20. The Order of
Railway Conductors, at its twenty-flrst
annual convention in Rochester last week,
repealed the "noD-strike" clau&e in thecon
stitution. There was i atruggle over the
question, and the result haa proved a split
in the order. Moses Taylor division of
this city, made up of conductors .on the
Lackawanna road, has held u special
meeting, and voted unanimously to sur
render its chatter. Other eastern divis
ions have decided to take the same step
as soon as their delegates return with their
BY BONDS OP STEEL
It Is Proposed to Unite Two
PAN-AMEBJCAU RAILWAY IDEA.
Presented to Congress by the President
and Secretary Blaine The Supreme
Conrt Knocks the Props from Under
State Aati-Dressed Beef Laws A Black
Eye for the Saint All Serene tn. the
House Again National Capital Notes.
Washington Citt, May 20. The presi-
ient sent to the "senate and house yester-
flay a copy of a letter of the secretary of
state transmitting the proposition adopt
ed by th Pan-American congress for an
international railway. The letter of the
secretary submit the plan for a prelimi
nary survey of the railway, and says that
no more important recommendation was
made by the Pan-American congress. He
oommends the enterprise to congress with
full confidence that prompt action will be
taken in the promotion thereof. Full in
formation accompanies the letter.
What Has Been Accompllnhed.
Mr. Blaine says that under the generous
and progressive policy of President Diaz
the railways of Mexico have been extend
ed southward as well as northward and
toward the two oceans. The development
of the Argentine system has been equally
rapid. Lines of track now reach from
Buenos Ayre9 to the northern cities of
that republic, and nearly to the Bolivian
boundary. Chili has a profitable system
of railroads from the mountains to the
Pacific ocean, and the completion of the
tunnel that is now beine pierced through
the Cordilleras will bring Valparaiso
within two clays of travel Buenos Ay res.
Inthe other republics similar euterprise
has been shown.
Advantages of the Scheme.
Kach has its local lines of railways, and
to connect them all and furnish the peo
ple of the southern continent the means of
convenient and comfortable intercourse
with their neighbors north of the isthmus
is an undertaking worthy the encourage
ment and co-operation of this government.
In no other way could the government and
the people of the United States contrib
ute so much to the development and
prosperity of our sister republics, and at
the same time to the expansion of our own
commerce. It is proposed that a survey
to ascertain the best and most economical
routes be made under the direction of an
intematiouiil commission, and that the
expense be shared by the several nations of
the hemisphere, in proportion to their re
spective populations. The share of the
United States is estimated to be fiVi.OOO.
The President Indorsement.
In his letter of transmissal the president
says: Public attention has been chiefly at
tracted to t he subject of improved water
communication between the ports of the
United States and those of Central and
South America. The creation of new and
impro-ed steamship lines undoubtedly
furnishes t"he readiest means of developing
an increased trade with the Latin Ameri
can nation. But it should not be for
gotten that it is possible td-trav-el
by land from Washington to the
southermost capital of South America.and
the opening of railroad communication
with these friendly states will give to
them and to ns facilities for intercourse
and the exchange of trade that are of spe
cial value. The work contemplated is vast
but entirely practicable. I do not
hesitate to recommend that Congress
make the very moderate appropriation for
surveys suggested by the conference. "
PROCEEDINGS IN CONGRESS.
Tlaing TT the Census Kmployes The
lirevze in the Honse Blows Over.
Washington Citt, May 'JO. The presi
dent sent to the senate yesterday a letter
of the secretary of state favorably pre
senting the Pan-American proposition for
an international railway. Hale intro
duced a bill prohibiting census employes
from accepting money or fees from any
person outside the government. Dolph
spoke in favor of the indom silver bill.
Mitchell talked for free coinage. A brief
executfs session was held, and then the
Wilson made a personal statement in
the house regarding the assertions of
Campbell, reiterating that Campbell had
told an untruth regarding what he (Wil
son) had said about wages of glass work
ers. He then asked Bayne if he indorsed
Campbell's charges. Bayne said he had
intended no reflection upon either Bynum
or Wilson, but felt sure there was some
mistake, as he had known Campbell long
and well. Wilson then said he had noth
ing further to say and the matter was
dropped. The tariff bill then came
up in committee of the whole and
an amendment putting on the free list sil
ver ores containing lead was rejected. Sev
eral amendments offered by McKinley
were adopted, among them one postpon
ing for sixty days after approval of the
bill the changes in the internal tax on to
bacco products. Pending a vote on an
amendment restoring the present rate of
duty on wool and woolens the house ad
journed. Senator-Elect Carlisle.
Washington- City, May 20. Senator
elect Carlisle appeared in the house yes
terday for the first time since he left the
city to attend the funeral of the lute Sen
ator Beck. He said to a representative of
the United Press thut he would prormbly
take his seut in the senate on Thursday.
His credentials have not yet been received,
but will probably reach Washington to
day or to-morrow. Carlisle does not wish
to leave the house earlier than Thursday,
as he wisiies to vote on the tariff bill.
DRESSED BEEF CASE DECIDED.
The Minnesota Law Declared To Be l'n
eonstltntional. Washington City, May 20. The su
preme court Monday decided a cose in which
the Minnesota law was involved requiring
the slaughter of cattle intended to be sold as
beef in that state, to take place at the
place of sale after inspection on the hoof
by state inspectors. Henry . Barber sold
some Chicago dressed beef in defiance of
the state law in Ramsey county, Minne
sota, was found guilty before a justice of
the peace, appealed his case to a higher
court, and had the justice's decision re
versed, and then the state appealed to the
One Ground of the Decision.
One of the grounds of the supreme
court's decision may have something to do
with such cases if they come up, in the
event that congress passes the proposed
law to evade the "original packages" de
cision. The aforesaid ground is that the
law makes a discrimination against th
products of other states, and in favor of
those of Minnesota. As to the police
power of the state to proteot its citizens
against unwholesome foods, the court says
it cannot assume, in the absence of proof,
that the people of one state may not rely
upon those of other states to properly in
spect food products, and that the practical
declaration of tha Minnesota law that food
products used in all parts of the country,
Bhall not be sold in Minnesota under the
the same terms, is inadmissible.
Decided Against the Saints.
Washington City, May 20. The su
preme court yesterday decided the case of
the Church of the Latter Day Saints, af
firming the decision of the lower court.
This case involved the constitutionality of
the law Under which the property of the
Mormon church was confiscated. The su
preme court confirmed the decision of the
lower court affirming the constitutional
ity of the law. The chief justice rendered
dissenting opinion, which was signed
also by Justices Field and Lamar.
Will Investigate at Chicago.
.. Washington City, May 26. The sub
committee ofthe senate and. house
committes on immigration, vhich spent
some time in New York and Boston in-
vestigating the immigration question,
have decided to go to Chicago and make
an investigation of the subject there. It
will leave Washington on Saturday or
Monday and will probably spend some
time In Chicago.
The Senate Serfesnt-at-Arms.
Washington City, May 20.--Charles B.
Reade, deputy sergeant-at-arms of the
senate, who announced on Saturday that
he would withdraw from the contest for
the position in favor of Valen' ine, has re
considered his determinatio i and an
nounces again bis candidacy for the posi
tion. Col. Wm. Bailey, of Philadelphia, is
also a candidate.
The Naval Appropriation BIIL
Washington City, May 30. The senate
committee on appropriations ynsterday re
ported the naval appropriation bill. The
bill as it passed the house appropriates
t22,i60,5S4. The senate comm ttee makes
changes involving an aggregate increase of
489,150, making the total of the bill $23,
650,186. A Chicago "Lawyereas" Admitted.
Washington City, May 20. Kate Kane,
of Chicago, was yesterday, on motion of
Col. Robert G. Ingersoll, admitted to
practice before the supreme ciatl of the
THE CAMPBELL IS COMING.
Bynnm and Wilson May Now "Say It to
Pittsburg, May 20. James Campbell
left Sunday evening for Washington City
so that he may be at hand to defend him
self against attack on him personally.
have nothing to say about Saturday's
scenes in the house," said he. '! do not
like to say anything about B num. as it
would sound too much like baggadocio.
It would not lie in good tast') for me to
add anything to his humiliatio i. I do not
nor will I retract one single thing I have
said in reference to Messrs. tynum and
Certificates of (.ood Reputation.
Mr. Campbell carried away with him
letters from several persons of local and
national prominence certifying to his rep
utation. He will usethese at Washington
if necessary to do so. One of them from
the general master workrmn of the
Knights of Iahor, T. V. Powderly, says
that Mr. Campbell is a staui ch protec
tionists, whose record is with jut a blem
ish. WOULDN'T BELIEVE CALLIGHAN.
Towderly's Nemesis Loses II is Case for
Pittshi'HG, May 20. A spec aj to The
Times from Greensburg, Pa., says: The
Callighan conspiracy case agaj tst Genera
Master Workmen Powderly, John R.
Byrne and Peter Wise was called in the
criminal court yesterday. Callighan tea,
tilied that the three had conspired against
him to defeat him in his renomination to
the legislature. Mr. Powder !y testified
that he had never in any way attempted
to injure Callighan. The jury after being
out a few minutes rendered a verdict of
not guilty, the county to pay tl e costs.
KICKED HIMSELF TO DATH.
An Alabama Convict Annihilates His
Birmingham, Ala., May 20. Bob Craw
ford, a white convict, serving ten years,
sentenced at Pratt Mills fjr burglary,
blew himself to atoms with a k ig of dyna
mite Sunday. He had become despondent
arid went into the powder bouse, sot on
the keg and gave it a vigorous kick- The
explosion was terrific. Blood and pieces
of flesh were scattered all over t he room.
Eight thousand colliers at Piiaen, Bohe
mia, have struck.
The thirteenth annual meet mg of the
Woman's Baptist Home Miss on society
was opened Monday at Chicago
The First National bank of Port An
gelus, Wash., has been authorized to com
mence business. Capital, SoO.OoO.
The lady whom Editor O'Brien, the Irish
agitator, is going to marry is the daughter
of a Russian Jew.
Ex-Senator Charles W. Jonw., of Flor
ida, was adjudged insane Monc ay at De
troit, and committed to St. Joseph's re
treat. The water is receding from the sub
merged lands along the Missis-uppi river
and planting is being pushed with pros
pects of even a better crop than before.
At New York Monday Rosanna Rosita,
wife of an Italian dock laborer, stabbed
and mortally wounded Gillarde L'Gindue,
a boarder, who attempted to assault her.
Burlington (la.) city council has given
up the prohibition fight and passed an or
dinance to license "original package" sa
loons at $90 per month.
Dr. Henry Meyers was held in $2,000
bonds Monday at Chicago for appearance
in the Cook county criminal court on a
charge of attempting to swindl s an insur
It is now reported from Richmond that
Longstreet will attend the Lee monument
ceremonies. All music sung that day will
be Confederate. The -same is true of all
flags used in decoration.
Revenue agents in North Carolina Sun
day raided the illicit whisky region and
captured five distillery plant, with 150
gallons of whisky and 8,1)00 of beer. The
moonshiners got away.
W. S. Main, assignee of the St. Croix
Land and Lumber compauy, hits sued ex
Senator Sabin, of Minnesota, charging
fraud in the titles to some land sold, said
to be worth $1,000,000.
Ed St eers was celebrating his marriage
Saturday night at Staff ordsbury, Ky., and
went to a grocery to buy some cigars.
While there he was shot dead by a man
named Adams, who escaped. Cause of
Robert Anderson, Clara Birch, and Otto
Kamin were sentence at Chicago for one.
two, and five years, respect! vi ly, in the
penitentiary for luring young girls to a
house of ill-repute. One of the girls was
Kamin 's own sister.
Lndie Danielson and Alexandra1 Harri
son, boys aged 12 and 17 years l-espective-ly,
are under arrest at Manchester, N. H.,
charged with torturing Charles Howe, a
10-year-old companion, in an atraJous man
A miner named Evans, employed in the
ill-fated Ashley mine at Wilkesliarre, Pa.,
says that thesofficlals were warn -id a week
before the disaster that there were signs of
the impending fall of rock visible ia the
mine. Evans refused to work in the mine,
and thus saved his life.
The waiters of the Palmer house, Chi
cago, who belong to the Culinary Alli
ance, were all discharged Monday about
half the force. At the Comme xial hotel
they all struck; the Auditorium man
agers are apparently staving of a strike
until they can get new men, and at the
Tremont things are hanging on t he ragged
dge.-os it were. The Grand Pacific has
Boards of Health In Conference.
Nashville, Tenn., May 20. The na
tional conference of state boards of health
was held in this city yesterday, President
J. M. McCormack.of Kentucky, presiding,
and delegates present from nes rly every
tate in the Union. A number of important
papers hearing on the health of tha country
were discussed. A resolution wts adopted
urging co-operation of all state boards of
health, whenever yellow fever breaks out
in the work of confining the plague to the
Hlanghtered by the Freat b.
Paris, May 20. The Temps hue advices
from tha French possessions of Senegal
which report the capture of Eegon and
Onosebongon by the French forces. A
heavy engagement was fought at the
latter place on April 25. the ene my being
completely routed, with a loss of 1,900, all
killed, while but fifteen Frenchmen were
killed and seventy-two wounded.
"DTJTrFTOTX PAP T W
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It Will Be Used to Meet Insn
THE COMMONS AWAKE ALL BIGHT.
And the Liberals Go Borne fn Crest
Wrath Gladstone Drops a Kemark
That Brings Liberal Editors Down on
Him Stanley Bothered by Museum
Men Miscellaneous Foreign Notes.
Lokdos, May 20. The house of com
mons sat until 4 a. m. to-day in committee
on the budget bill. All the clauses were
carried by free application of closure. The
peremptory shutting off of debate angered
the Liberals and Nationalists and occa
sioned a number of scenes. It is believed
that the present week will be a critical one
in parliament. The government intends
to force business through as rapidly
as possible, by the aid of a liberal use of
the power of closure. The Nationalists
will make as strong an opposition to the
government's whisky tax measure as they
are allowed to under the rules. The
ground of their objection is that Ireland
would, under the bill, be forced to pay the
largest tax in the kingdom, while deriv
ing the least benefit from the proceeds.
(Gladstone's Words Condemned.
Gladst one hasgotteu himself into trouble
by a remark he made in reply to a request
from the leaders of the movement to ap
peal to Russia to adopt more civilized
measures in SiWria. The remark at
tempted to draw a parallel K'tween the
Russian atrocities and the killing of a
tenant at Mitchellstown. Ireland The
killing was done while police were
attempting to quell a riot, and at the
time caused great excitement and indig
nation among Liberals and Irishmen.
Even the Pall Mall Gazette, however, crit
icises the (i. O. M. and says that his refer
ence to Mitchellstown, has no weight with
men like Stepmak, the noted Russion agi
tator, who is unable to see what more we
want in free England than we have Already
The Standard (Conservative) savs it can
not find language to adequately express
its disgust at t he par.illel drawn by Mr.
Gladstone. What can lie thought, it asks,
of a man who is trying to persuade his
countrymen that a confused street riot
can lie classed with the deliberate flogging
of naked women, and kindred lirlaritie.
"It shocks one's moral sense" continues
The Standard, "to find that a party leader
has reached a state of rancor where truth,
decency aud self-resp?ct are obliterated."
The Lilieral Telegraph also denounces
Gladstone's statement and The St. James
Gazette (Torv) says that the ex-premier
shows himself "an unst ripped ami battered
adventurer, sticking at nothing."
THE DIME MUSEUM MAN.
He Is After r.lorT Stanley with Great
London, May "JO. Stanley is suffering
from the annoyance to which all men of
great prominence have to submit, in the
matter of relic hunters and curiosity seek
ers. There is a brisk competition among
managers of exhibitions and museums in
the effort to gain possession of some of the
effects telonging to the African expedi
tion. Stanley has received no less thau
forty applications from wax works pro
prietors, etc., for the old suit in which he
was clothed when first reached by Eu
ropeans. Indeed some enterprising man
agers, among them a New Yorker, even
sent agents to Zanzibar. Their efforts
have all been ill vain, however, as the ex
plorer donated whatever he would spare
to the Stanley exhibition under his patron
age in Ixndou. Stanley's officers and
companions have lieun subjected to simi
lar solicitations, though, of course, in les
Throe Liners on an Ocean Rao.
London, May 30. The Anchor 11ns
steamer City of Rome sailed from Queens
town at 12:30 p. m. Sunday for New York.
The Guion steamer Alaska, Capt. Mur
ray, sailed at 1:3) p. m., and the Cunard
steamer Aurania, Capt. Dutton, at 2 p.
m. All went ahead at full steam directly
after they cleared Queeustown harbor.
There is heavy betting on the result of the
The 1 nfortunate Eugenie.
London, May 20. News comes from
Weishaden that the ex-Empress Eugenie,
who is living there in strict retirement un
der the name of Countess de Pierrefond,
is suffering terribly from rheumatism,
which does not yield to the effects of the
waters, nor to skillful medical treatment.
The once Iteautiful Eugenie, who has re
cently passed her Wth birthday, is com
pletely wrecked in body aud spirits.
Wales I'nvells a Cordon Statue.
IxiMMiN, May 20. The Prince of Wales
officiated, yesterday in his usual graceful
manner on such occasions at the unveiling
of the statue of Gen. Gordon at Chatham.
His brief address was eulogistic of the dash
ing "Christian soldier" and skillfully avoid
ed too close reference to the closing circum
stances of the hero's career, which do no
credit to England, and which Englishmen
do not like to dwell upon.
The Danger Ahead in Europe.
Pakis, May 20. In an interview with
the journalist lies Soux Sunday Prince
Bismarck said that the danger ahead lay
iu the sentiment of French anger over the
loss of the provinces. Supposing that
France and Russia should succeed in
crushing Germany, who would lie the
gainer? Russia would certainly then de
vour France. Germany is the bulwark of
western Europe against Russian invasiuu,
Hugo's Grandson in IHtllrulty.
PAWS, May 29. George S. Hugo, a grand
son of the Met, Victor Hugo, aud sou of
Alphouse Duuclu, the novelist, bus been
taken to the police station for creating a
disturbance near the Grand hotel. His
debts are so alarming thut a family coun
cil is called to fix his future fate.
Not Much front In Africa.
BERLIN, May 20. The German East
African company has published its AO
counts, showing a yearly loss of $150,000.
The entire realizable assets amount to
The Itrltish Tall Tower.
Lovikjx, Muy 20. St. John's Wood has
been selected as the site for the tower pro
jected by Sir Edward Wutkin and associ
ates, which is to exceed the fc.iUel tower
Charities and Corrections.
Baltimore, May 20. The principal pa
per read in the conference of charities and
corrections yesterday was the report of
the committee on state boards of Charities
by the Rev. F. H. Wines, of Springfield,
Ills. The report was adopted and it was
ordered that 5,000 copies of it be printed
for distribution. Ou motion of Mr. El
more, of Wisconsin, a resolution was
passed inviting all those states that have
not boards of charity to appoint them at
The Women Stepped Out.
Edgertox, Kiin., May 20. At the elec
tion held to fill the vacancies caused by
by the resignations of the lady city ofh'
cials, the following officers were elected
Mayor W. G. Scott. Police judge M. L.
Carson. Couucilmen W. H. Kelly, Will
Dye. T. S. Greer, M. Crisler, P. Doran.
Only one ticket was in the field, the la-
lies being completely ignored. The men
elected are mostly husbands of the retir
ing officials, thus keeping the places in the
Why Ho Wanted to Die.
Caiko, May 20. James R. McClure, for
ten years assistant ticket agent of the Illi
nois Central company here, who tried to
commit suicide Friday, is said to have
committed a forgery, and that it was this
that caused him to make the attempt upon
his life. The amount of the bogus paper
if only 1900, being two notes bearing the
name of N. Cantwell, baggage master of
the Illinois Central,
Lively Debate in the Presby
PEELUDE TO THE EETISION TALK.
The Report on Methods or Changing the
Constitution Recommitted Dr. Rob- ,
rts' Plea for the Right of Alteration
A Vigorous Objection to Reins; Tied
Vp by the Men of Old Time Freed
men's Missions and Education.
Saratoga X. V., May 20. -The Presby
terian general assembly returned to its
work Monday with renewed vigor. The
first thing attended to was the report on
missions among the freedmen, which was
very encouraging. There are cow 245
churches, 78 schools, 117 colored preacher.,
and 133 colored teachers, and the receipts
last year were, $176,325, against $134, 4S0
the year before. Addresses ou the work
were made by several of the members of
the assembly, among them some colored
ministers, who made characteristic speech
es, which evoked laughter and Applause.
The unfinished husinos then came up, lie
ing the report of the committee on method
of changing the constitution.
fcpoke for the Right to Change.
The feature of the discussion was a vig
orous speech by Rev. W. H. KoK-rts, of
Cincinnati, Mated clerk of the assembly
and chairman of the committee making
the report, lie said the proposed revision
did not enter into the report at all, but
was the result of repeated conference and
legal action, adding that he or any other
toinmissioner could have his private opin
ion, but that authoritative interpretations
tould only ba given by the general assem
hly as the supreme court. He argued that
the general assembly had full power to
make any changes it desired. The past
generation, he said, had no right to bind
band and foot the present, and if they do
he was in favor of what is called "revolu
tion" on this subject.
Motion to Recommit the Report.
Dr. Kempshall, of Xew Jersey, then Of
fered a resolution recommitting the report
to the committee whicn was to be en
larged by the addition of seven more mem
bers. Dr. Kempshall explained that the
object of the resolution was to save the
valuable time of the asscmhlv and not to
shut off the voices of those who wished to
speak to the pending question. He added,
however, that in prolonged debate it was
just possible that little personalities might
crop out and disturb the jieace and har
mony of the assembly. The chairman of
the committee had not lieen consulted
with regard to the resolution to recommit,
but he had no doubt it met with his ap
proval. Dr. llerrirk Johnson Object.
Dr. Herrick Johnson, of Chicago,
thought it was a remarkable circum
stance that the chairman of the commit
tee had not !een consulted. He was op
posed to the motion. The assembly was
as liable to le launched into an endless
discussion on the return of the committee
as it was now. He had a few remarks to
make on the subject and he thought there
were others who wanted a chance at it too.
Dr. Pal ton, of Princeton college, sec
onded Dr. Kempshnll's resolution in bo-
half of peace, harmony ami brotht-rly love
"for that reason only" he added with
Is for the Church of the Future.
Dr. Roberts then again obtained the
floor and said during a vigorous speech:
"We want freedom in the details of church
administration. See to it brethren that
you maintain this heritage that has been
given to you from your fathers. We are
told that the report is revolutionary, I
deny the fact. Its recommendations are
not without precedent. What the com
mittee has done is simply to recommend
you to not overthrow the adopting act. J
am neither of the old school nor the now.
I am for the church of the future. All
private opinion should be relegated where
it belongs to the catacomlts of the past.
Let us enact a rule that will stnnd for the
good of this grand old church."
Western Men Want To lie Heard.
Judge Henry B. Sayler, of Iudiana,
moved that the committee lie instructed
by the assembly us to the nature of the
report it shall return, so as to facilitate
debate; also that consideration of Dr.
Kempshall's resolution tie postponed until
the second order for this afternoon, when,
after debate, the vote might be taken. The
object in view was that all parts of the
country might lie heard on the subject.
Discussion had been confined to members
from the east. There were some good men
in the west, and they proposed to be heard
on this subject.
Dr. Van Dyke, of Philadelphia, claimed
that no influence had tieen umsI to pre
vent western commissioners from lieing
heard. Where was the ground for Judge
Judge Sayler The ground is in the
Judge Sayler's motion was defeated by
a yea and nay vote. Dr. Kempshall's res
olution was t hen adopted by an almost
Report u F.duration.
The rest of the day was devoted to the
report of the board of education. The
board has had a prosperous year, its re
ceipts lieing S3.10.1, an increase of over
f4,0U0. There are over iCCt candidates un
der its care, of whom 110 are negroes. The
board has a jiermanent fund of f-Tl.owo,
with an annual income of (4.151. Rev.
Dr. D. W. Poor, secretary, made a stirring
speech urging the churches to give much
more mouey, and do a great deal more
work in encouraging young men to enter
the ministry. Xbe giving of assistance to
any students not recommended by aud un
der the care of some presbytery he dis
countenanced. A unrulier of sjieeches
were made on the report. The point which
elicited most discussion, however, was
over the reception of ministers from other
denominations which did not. maiutain as
high an educational standard for its
clergymen as the Presbyterians. Over 100
of these ministers were received last year.
The vote was not reached before adjourn
ment. Died ou His May to Assembly.
Vtica, X. Y., May 20. Rev. James
Lamb, of Cadillac, Mich., died here of
heart disease yesterday, aged 53. He was
on his way to the general Presbyterian as
sembly at Saratoga. Mr. Lamb had been
pastor of Bethany church here seven years
before goiug to Cadillac
Score on the Diamond Field.
CHICAGO, May 20. The base ball scores
made yesterday were as follows: League:
At Philadelphia Cinuinnati 9, Philadel
phia 0; batteries Rhinos and Harrington,
Smith and Clements. At Boston Boston
2, Chicago 7; batteries Clarkson and
Hardie, Hutchison and Kittredge. At
Jr'ew York Xew York 5, Cleveland 4; bat
teries Welch and Murphy, Beatin ant
Zimmer, At Brooklyn Brooklyn 18, Pitts
burg 2; batteries Caruthers and Duly,
Schrr.idt and Wils n.
Brotherhood: At Philadelphia Phila
delphia 16; Pittsburg 8; batteries Cun
ningham and Milligan, Galvin and Car
roll. At Boston Boston 14, Cleveland 8;
batteries Daly and Kelly; Grulier and
Sutclitle, At Xew York New York 12,
Buffalo lit - batteries Oday and Ewing,
Haddock and Mack. At Brooklyn Brook
lyn 6, Chicago 0; butteries Weyhing and
Kislow, Baldwiu ami Boyle,
American: At Rochester Rochester 6,
St. Louis 1; at Philadelphia Atlethic 11,
Louisville 8; at Syracuse rain; at Brook
lyn wet grounds'.
Western: At Dos Moines Sioux City
0, Des Moines 5; at Minneapolis Umaha
2, Minneapolis 14.
For the last week or two there has been
gnat mortal it y among the bucket-shops of
the country. The last one to go under
was the Public Grain and Stock exchange,
of Xew York. It "laid down" Monday,
but the proprietors think, they can re
OF THE SPRING SEASON, 1890,
EVER OFFERED IN THE TRI-C1TIES,
A.X POPULAR PRICES,
la always to be found at
Robt, Krause's Clothing Emporium,
115 and 117 West Second Street, DAVENPORT. IA.
The Ingrate Wallarr Captuml.
Xew YoKK, May :M. Iuspector Hyrnes
has reoeived word of the arrrst in Havana
of young KoIktI Wallace who ran .-.way-two
weeks ajfo with 4;.t" belonging to
his relative, John H. Wallace, the pub
lisher of "Wallace's Monthly." A requis
ition will be obtained and detectives sent
on for the fugitive.
No Evidence Aint Musfirovr.
New YoKK, May 30. Thus. B. Miisjirove.
of the I'nion League ilub. who was ar
rested on the charge of sending obseene
mail matter to August ua t;. l;i-.ij;i. has
been discharged by Ju.lo? Gorman on the
ground that there was no evidence against
the accused. ?
Ohicaoo. Vay 19
Followlne sre the quntAtitin on tlietiourl
of trade to-ilny: Wl.eat No 2 May oix-ne.1
W'4-, dosed Wc: June, ojieiie.l and tinned
a4-: July, opened and rlowd K Corn
No. Z lak, opened and clcw-d ::i,r
June. )ned SI-ijC, close I July, opened
Mnr, cl.-wl h Oats No. - May. ojienM
and closed TSi : June, oienx1 : tic, closed
36c; July, opened 26c, close J i'.'c. Pork
June, opened and closed fcl2.li); July,
opened Jl -,2a, closed $ 2.2Tl. Utrd-Juue.
(ene 1 fS.t2H. closed $.6J2o
Live sioc-k-I'nion Ftock janis rices were
quoted as follows- i -- MarJttl ojx'Ued
aitive, with prices .V lower: light pradt
$'!.W4.2I: rousb packing, fs." 5,74.20; mixed
lots, f4.lliia4.3i heavy picking mil i-hi pi
lots. F4.U5 4.211
t'attie Steadier; beeves. "..' 4. IV oows
and mixed. i;3ji3 ') s o kers i.a feiil r.
t2.0j4.0. Sheep-S-nm;; native i:oitt .ns.
f4.036 T.'; w. sterns, $.mol, V2 . mi tii -h ep.
iYodu.-e: Butter -finest cr. .unery. ;.'es . Irt
per lb: finest di.iry. I2ii4e; jw ki.ir Mork.
Ekits -Slrii tly freh,llc jut .oz. Poul
try C'lrckens, Pahk- per lb: sp-ins lik-ken.
:.0U&.'.iiu per doe. turkeys, lylt- ht lb.
ducks, lliihl c; g ese $4 ifi.im per ,Ui7.. i'ota
toeaon track - INimuiou and lux-ii..Ji (:Ve per
lu; r"ecrle-e.40 i4."c per hit; Kcau'.v of Hei.ron.
4li47c iei bu; lliiri.ank, a.'.Vi er hu. III.
noia wuet potatoes, uood to choice, JArm! T.i
per hbi. Apples -fair to rbo'cc, S'S.UiiiH.u per
New Yohk. May 1M.
Wheat No. 2 red winter. l.tov4c caxh: do
one, KL4t.: do jui- 87SHt. turn-No. S
mixed cash, 4H-V" ao June. 41V: do July.
41Ho. ,Oata Vuiet, but steady; No. 2 mixed
cahtt, 85c; do May, -!Fc: do June. i3ic;
do July, SSI.. Hye Dull aud nominal. Bar-loy-Noiui
I. Pork-Dull; mess, 14. 014.25.
Lsrd-gujet: J. une, pi.:t, July,
Live Htock: Cattle-Market ruled active at
a small advance fr m Friday's pricea; poor
est to beat Me rs, f4.2"i.-.:5.HI per 1H1 A- bulie
aud dry cows, : t OiV Sheep and lambs
Market firm and b,- ier I-Mcne ; sheep,
$3.fl2Vti Sperlui 1 s: laui s. $:.5 , ..-,!. H,vn
M .rket auxtdy; live hots, $4 3liL our :tt
Bay Upland prairie. t 5011.00
Hjy Tlmoinj tSoat 10.00.
Oats SO 80
Coal Hon lie
Cord Wood$3 K&J4.I0.
Thii powder never Tartea. A marvel of pnritr
trangjh and wboiesomaen. More economics'
than the ordinary kinds, and cannot be aold in
competition wits the multitude of low lest, short
weight slum or prphosphsts powders. SoldtmlZ
a ms. Botal Baku Powsxa Co., lu vv'aJj
THK LARGEST ASSORTMENT
Tailor Made Clothing
-SCHOOL BOOKS AND SCHOOL SUPPLIES
No. 326 Brady Street, Davenport,
HAS A CHOICE SELECTION OF
iood, delivered to all part th three cities free of chsrpe.
UTIG SIDEWALK TILE.
WORK AND MATERIAL GUARANTEED.
lfllce iu H a her' Wood office, on Third avenue
bi iaeeu 1 wenty-m-cond nd Twenty third
E. B. STEVENS,
IT. C. HOPPE,
No. 1808 Second avenue.
lias opened his New and Spacious
No. 1C20 to 1C26 Third avenue,
where he would be pleased to see his friends.
Wr-All kinds of drinks si well aa Is and Porter, snd the well known drink -M.if . .. .
onlypl.ee in the city wh. e Jon can ret it. Boast Beer Lance ever, J., from 10 to U. '
Proprietor of Brad j Street
All kiads of CUT F
ine largest In lowa PtVKMPuBT. IOWA-
No. 229 Twentieth Street, next to Conrad Schneider's grocery. Rock Island.
. for fine fitting
BOOTS AND SHOES,
Made la the latest style. Also repairing done with neatness snd dUpstch.
Avenue, Dealer in-
Cigars and Toys,
Toe most delirious in the tri-rit:e. made from pure rrt-iiu
snd flavored with all the popular flavor. In any qa.titity to
oit. Special attention paid to rupplyins picnics, private
parties, tsxials, etc.
Rock Island, III.
LOWERS rmwt.fcrl. n. h.j