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Pnbllt hed Daily and Weekly at IffM Second Ave
nae, Kock Inland, 111.
J. W. Potter. -
Tanas-Daily, AOc per month; Weekly, 3.00
per annum.
All commnnlcallona of a critical or srjrnmenta
tlre character, political or religious, tnuxt bare
real name at' ached for publication No inch arti
tlcles will be printed over octiliona signature.
AnoayiBOna cornmniileation not not'eeri.
Correspondence solicited from every township
! Kock inland county.
Wednesday, June 18. 1890.
Tor United State Senator Johh M. Palm
For HUta Tienrer Knwano B. Wii-so.
ForBuut. of I'nblic Inatrurtion.. ..HlT Raab.
For Trustee Illinois ("". w oraham
Untvenity, "Ra'anD D. Mokuak!
Thr delegates appointed to the con
gressional convention at the county con
ventions of Mercer and Schuyler Mon
day were instructed to vote for Hon. W.
H. Gest. Republican postmasters ap
pear to con rol the g. o. p. in this dis
trict, surely.
During the eleven years from 1871 to
1882 steel rails in torn country, owing to
tbe high tariff, ranged in price from f 45
to 105 per ton . The railroads built of
this expensive material have been forced
to charge excessive freights in order to
pay interest on the thus inflated invest
ment; and hence the farmer has been
docked in tbe price of his products an
amount equal to the excef sive freights.
Romok bath ft that the end is not yet
in tbe republican legislative imbrog
lio, and that Messrs. Crawford and Col
lins are not absolutely sure of the nomi
nation for senator and representative, re
spectively. The feeling over the action
of the republican county convention is
such that sure defeat is threatened, and
there Is talk of averting it by picking np
two representative men in place of Craw
ford and Collins and have them nominat
ed by the senatorial convention, which
meets at Cambridge on July first. The
call shows both counties in the district
entitled to an equal number of delegates.
and the scheme is to secure one or two
recalcitrants in tbe Rock Island county
'delegation, and tbey, acting in coopera
tion with the delegates from Henry coon-
ty, would bold tbe balance of power.. In
palliation for bolting tbe instruction of
the county convention, tbe excuse will be
offered that such disloyalty is permissible
under tbe circumstances, and that any
delegate so acting will serve as a bene
factor of the g. o. p. in this district.
Jaha M. Thaaapnaa the Tariff.
John M. Thompson, master of the Il
linois State Grange, in a recent utterance.
made the following reference to farmers'
organizations and tbe tariff question:
"We claim fmm statistics that we fur
nish nearly seven-eighths of tbe com'
roerce of our state, and pay 79 and a f rac
tion of 1 per cent near enough to call it
80 per cent of tbe taxes of our state. As
a nation, we farmers furnish three fourths
of our export trade. If these are facts, is
not this great industry entitled to have
something to say in party politics and
state matters.
Then again, farmers in these organiza
tions and out of tbem have been studying
toe tana question and seyen out of ten
nave become dissatisfied, and do not re
gard tbe new schedule with much favor
Tbe ways and means committee seem to
believe tbey can pacify the farmer by
putting a tariff on wheat, corn, oats, bar
ley, beans and cabbage. Now, any far
mer of ordinary sense or intelligence
should know this is a humbug, and will
not raise tbe price of his products one
cent, nor would $5 per bushel on corn
help him a particle. If tbev are honest
in trying to help us, why don't tbey vote
us a bonus on these products as tbey do
on sugars? That would be a sure thing
and get rid of a little more of the sur
plus. Tbe world s surplus of agricullur
al products makes tbe price, and that
price is fixed by a British board of trade
and our "home market price" is tbe price
they fix, minus tbe borne commissions
and the freight to Liverpool. If this is
ao wbat odds does it make tn our class
whether we feed the consumer in Spring'
field, Pennsylvania or Europe? In our
farmers' institute here tbe other day, tbey
voted regardless of party that the tariff
must be lowered. The court house was
crowded, and onlylwo republicans voted
against catting it down, and they were
the only ones who voted against it.
The City National bank of Brownwood,
Tex., capital $75,000, has lieen authorized
to begin bumnewi.
John Ij. Sullivan left New York Tues
day for Mississippi to stand trial for his
little scrap with Kilrain.
It is stated that a mistake made in en
grassing the New York anti-bribery bill
makes the measure invalid.
Building laborers, numbering 3,000 in
Boston, Sonierville and Cambridge, Mass.,
have struck for an advanre in wages.
Tbe tannery of tbe Cincinnati Oak
Leather company, at Cincinnati, was
burned Monday night' Loss, 950,000.
Alary Anderson, the noted American
actreas, wax married at London, England,
Tuesday to Mr. Antonio Navarro, of New
Professor A. C. McLaughlin, of Ann Ar
bor university, Tuesday married Mist
Louise Angell, daughter of the president
of the college.
Tbe anniversary of the battle of Bun
ker Hill was generally observed in htm
ton and vicinity Tuesday with about the
usual programme.
Tbe ceiling of a school room at Oollub,
Prussia, fell Tuesday killing five children
and injuring A large number of others,
many of them seriously.
Mrs. IT. S. Grant, Jr., has just sold for
470, (MM) a house and lot in West Seventy
third street, ; New York, for which she
paid t-'0,0" two years ago.
The pension oflice at .Chicago ia out of
money, and the pensioners will have to
wait until the appropriation in the urgent
deficiency bill is available.
The National Millers' association began
its annual convention at Minneapolis
Tuesday with &00 delegates present. Its
business will be of a technical character,
The Chicago Herald prints a table show
ing that tbe cont of transporting a ton of
freight one mile on western roads has
fallen since IWi from 0.756 cent to 0.609
cent. '
The members of Rev. S. A. George's
church (Presbyterian), at Mansfield, O,
charge him with hugging andkissing his
fair parishioners, and possibly something
Mrs. W. A. Fitch, of Omaha, sued the
Illinois Daily Courier, of Jacksonville,
for libel, laying damages at $10,000. The
paper printed the -erroneous statement
that she had been arrested for debt The
jury awarded her 1 cent.
The Junior Order of American Mechan
im in convention at Chicago, celebrated
Tuesday the anniversary of the battle of
Bunker Hill by hoisting a flag on the Lake
Front park and parading the streets.
5tiWhousand were in line. ,m . ..
The Senate Riddles the House
Silver. Measure.
A Bill That Will Test the Trnth of Grvsh
am's Law Woleott Make a Fierce At
tack on the President Big- Majority for
the Silver Men-a-Honae Working on A im
propriation Bills A Heavy Requisition
for Pension Clerks Shorter Hoars for
Postofllce Employes.
Washinotos City, June 18. The senate
yesterday put itself on record with regard
to the silver question in a way that leaves
no room for doubt as to the views of a
large majority of its members. Begin
ning the debate with the house bill before
It, there is room to wonder why any notice
was taken of that measure, and why it
was not kicked bodily ont of the chamber;
for the amendments adopted left nothing
by which the bill could be recognized.
"Free coinage" was the war cry, and free
ooinage with all that it implies, be it good
or ill, was what carried the day. Wolcott
of Colorado made the principal speech,
and he protested against the intimation
that the mea who own the silver mines
had any sordid object in view in insisting
on free coinage.
An Attack on the President.
But the portion of Wolcott's speech that
was listened to with the closest attention
and loudly applauded was a vigorous at
tack on the president. He criticised the
unfriendly attitude of the administration
on the silver question, and said that when
Harrison was nominated his record was
searched in vain for any noteworthy act
or saying. The Latin sentence stat magni
nominis umbra be stands the shadow of
a mighty name applied to him. The Re
publican leaders of tbe west had secured
the succena of the ticket, aud their awak
ening had been rather rude. He ventured
tbe opinion that if the president's position
on silver had been announced before tbe
election, not a state west of the Missouri
river would have' given him a Republican
majority. An open foe was to be pre
ferred to a secret eueiuy.
The Senate Begins Voting at
Wolcott having concluded, the finance
committee's amendments to the house
bill were taken up to be voted upon. The
proposition to strike out the provision
making the treasury notes issned for the
purchase of silver a legal tender was re
jected 14 to 50. The amendment tostrike
out the bullion redemption clause was
agreed to 57 to 7 the nays being Chand
ler, Frye, Hale, Hiscock, Hoar, Morrill
and Sherman. The pisposition to strike
out the section for free coinage when the
price of silver was f 1 for 371 grains pure
silver was rejected 16 to 4ri. 1 he amend
ment to limit tbe act to ten years was re
jected 4 to tU the yeas lieing Chandler,
Edmunds, Morrill and Sherman.
The Free Coinage Amendment.
Plumb submitted tbe following amend
ment as a tmuKtitate for the first sectiouof
the house bill: "That from and after the
date of tbe passage of this act the unit of
varue in the United States shall lie tbe
dollar, and the same may be coined of
412.5 grains of standard silver, or of &.b
grains of standard gold, and the said coins
shall be legal tender for all debts, public
or private; that thereafter any owner of
silver or gold bullion may dexit the
same at any mint of tbe United States to
be formed into standard dollars or Iwrs
for his benefit and without charge; but it
shall be lauful to refuse any deposit of
leHH value than (100 or oiy bullion so base
as to tie unsuitable for the operation of the
Adopted Nearly Two to One.
The above was adopted by the followiug
vote; Yeas Bate, Berry, Blair, Blodgett,
Butler, Call, Cameron, Carlisle, Cockrell,
Coke, Colquitt, Daniel, Eustis, George,
Gibson, Gorman, Harris, Hearst, Ingalls,
Jones (Ark.), Jones (Nev.), Kcnna, Mau-
derson, Mitchell, Moody, Morgan, Pad
dock, Payne, Plumb, Power, Pugh, lian
aoni, Reagan, Sanders, Squire, Stewart,
Teller, Turpie, Vauce, Vest, Voorhees,
Walthall, Wolcott i:t
Nays Aldrich, Allen, Allison, Casey,
Chandler, Cnlloin, Ilawes, Edmunds,
Evarts, Frye, Gray, Hale, Hawley, His
cock, Hoar, McPbersuu, Morrill, Pierce,
Sawyer, Sherman, Sjwxmer, Stockbridge,
Washburn, Wilson of Maryland S4.
The following pairs were announced:
Dixon and Hampton, Dolph and Brown,
Stanford and Wilson of Iowa, Higgins
and Pettigrew, McMillan and Blackburn,
Pasco and Far well, tjuay and Faulkner.
Edmunds Washes His Hands.
During the discussion a substitute was
offered by Reagan for three of the sections
of the lull, providing denominations of
certificates to be issued, etc, Edmund:
took occasion to disclaim all responsibil
ity for tbe pending measure, and said he
was willing to deliver the management of
the finances of the country to the Demo
cratic party for the time being. During a
sharp debate which followed Edmunds
said that the Democratic party, which
was now without resH)nsilility, was en
deavoring to lead tbe Republicans astray
as they had done in 1S77 or 1878 when, by
appeals to the worst instincts and uuhap
piest solicitudes of the people of t he United
States, they had passed through the Dem
ocratic house of representatives a free
coinage bilL
Cleveland's Remark Indorsed.
He spoke of Cleveland as brave enough
to tell his Democratic supjtorters "that
Chat sort of delusion could not be carried
into practice." He said further that dur
ing the four years of the Cleveland admin
iatration the Democratic party (for a won
der) had remained quint. This statement
was denied by Reagan and Vest, and al
lusion was made to the anti-administration
silver sjmech made in the senate by
the late Mr. Beck at the beginning of tbe
Cleveland administration.
Plumb spoke of Edmunds' speech as the
same sort of jeremiad which the senate
had beard from him in 1878, when the sil
ver coinage bill was passed.
Putting on the Finishing Touches.
Reagan's amendment was adopted, and
Teller offered an amendment declaring
the silver certificates to be issued a legal
tender. Teller's amendment was opposed
by Blair, Gray, and Evarts, and defended
by Morgan and DanieL It was modified at
the suggestion of Eustis, by adding the
words "and all silver certificates already
issued." and as so modified it was agreed
to yeas, 84; nays, 22.
Plumb moved to insert an additional
action providing that owners of bullion
deposited for coinage shall have the option
to receive coin and such bullion shall be
subsequently coined. Agreed to without
at fused to Bar Foreign Bullion.
The bill was then reported to the senate,
and all the amendments agreed to in the
committee of the whole were agreed to in
the senate yeas 40, nays 26.
Chandler moved to insert the following
amendment: "No gold or silver bullion
ehalfbe received by the treasury depart
ment under this act except such as shall
be shown to be the product of the mines
within the United States." Teller moved
to lay the amendment on the table.
Agreed to yeas 42, nays 25. The bill was
then passed yeas 42, nays 2ii the vote be
ing practically the same . as the one by
which the fre coinage amendment was
adopted, Blair voting uay and Carlisle and
Gibson not voting, while Pasco and
Pierce were added to tbe yea vote. So
ended the chapter on the silver question in
tbe senate. '
Synopsis of the Transactions In tbe House
nd Senate.
Washington City, June 18. After
some routine business yesterday the senate
resumed consideration of the house silver
bill, and when the voting was concluded
there was nothing of that measure left,
the amendments adopted making it an
out and ont free coinage bill, declaring
412.5 grains of silver and 25.8 er-nins of
gold, each, one dollar; providing t int any
silver bullion owner no matter w lere the
bullion was producen may take it to the
miut and receive for every 413 S grains
either silver dollars or certificates, i he may
select, which dollars or certi Scales shall
be full legal tender. This bill pa ed by
a vote of yeas, 42; nays, 25. The Wyo
ming statehood bill was then taken npand
made unfinished business, and the senate
The house completed consideration of
the sundry civil bill iu committee and re
ported it to the house, where the amend
ment making a specific appropriation for
soldiers' back pay was stricken o it, and
the bill passed. Then going agi in into
committee the Indian appropriation was
taken up, and was still pending w hen the
committee rose, and the house, afi er pass
ing a few unimportant measuies, ad
Eight Honrs for Postofnee Cl-rka.
Washington Citt, June 18. Tie house
committee on postofficesandpostroadshas
authorized a favorable report on the bill
introduced in the house by Ketxham to
limit the hours of work of clerks f nd em
ployes in first, second, andthird-cl tss post
offices. The bill was amended by striking
ont the third-class offices, and as passed
by tbe committee it provides that hereafter
eight consecutive hours' labor si all con
stitute a day's work for clerks and em
ployes in all first and second clai post
offices whose salaries do not exced $1,400
per annum. If any clerk or em ploye is
employed a greater number of b urs per
day than eight, he 6hall lie paid extra for
the same in proportion to his salni-y.
More Pension Clerks Wantd.
Washington Citt, June 1& the sec
retary of the treasury has sent to 1 he sen
ate a letter of the secretary' of the interior
transmitting a request of the com nission-
er of pensions for an additional appropri
ation for a clerical force. The commis
sioner asks for 413 clerks, copyisis, sten
ographers, messengers, etc., at a total cost
of $575,000 annually. These changes, he
says, are made necessary by the ad litlonal
work in prospect resulting from the en
actment of the recent pension legislation.
Perilous Work Vndertahen to Recover
the Bodies,
Di'nbab, Pa., June IS. Mine Inspectors
Blick, of the Pittsburg district, and
Evans, of Johnstown, arrived here early
yesterday. They went into the M thoning
mines with a view to cutting thr Migh to
the scene of the explosion. Every man
was carefully examined by the of icial in
spectors Itefore he was allowed to join the
party, it is a desperate case, and desper
ate methods are being employed 1 1 get at
the entombed miners in the quid est pos
sible way.
No Hope nt Saving Life.
The talent and skill of the entire region
is now directing the efforts at peni t rating
the burning pit from the nearest point in
the Mahoning mines, and arranging to
drive the fire from its present set by a
huge fan now being erected at the mouth
of the Fergnson works. The men in the
Mahoning works were at 10 o'clix k last
night almrit seventy-five fevt from what
is considered the shortest way into the ill-
fated mine. The inspectors have no hope
of finding ihe unfortunates alive.
Amount of Coal Mined and What It Cost
in Human Life.
WlkKE-iBAKKE, Pa., June IS. Vine In
spector Williams, of the Third an hracite
inspection district, has just completed a
table of the operations of the coi. 1 mines
for the last twenty years. During that
time there' were 110,350,715 t ns of
coal mined. The smallest . out pat was
in 171, when 3,ilnO,mJ tons were
mined, and the largest in lsss, when
8,64,403 tons were taken from th a earth.
There were l,2o4 men killed in tie many
disasters during the twenty years, the
largest nunilter killed at one time being
in 1H4, W. The smallest number of tons
of coal mined fur each life lost w;ts 91,055
tons in !$. The largest number of days
worked any year was 2:13 in ls.
He Defended the .Tesnits.
ClSclVNATI, O., June IS. At t ie cele
bration of the gulden jubilee of St.
Xavier's college at the Grand Opera house
the address of theevening was by t he Mr.
William .1. Onahan, of Chicago. It was a
defense of the Jesuits .against vari his ac
cusations, especially against the charge
that they were aliens in the United States
and had not the love of country in their
Scores on the Ball Field.
CllirA(K), June IS. Vesterday's b sc ball
scores were as follows: League: At Bos
ton (first game) Bo: ton 2, New York 4;
batteries (iet win and Bennett, Welch
nd Buckley; (second game) New York
3. Boston 4: batteries Rusie and Buckley,
Clarkson and Bennett. At Brooklyn
Brooklyn 6, Philadelphia 4; batteries
Gleason and Clements, Iovett and Bush
ong. At Cincinnati Cincinnati 3, Chi
cagoO; batteries Hutchison and Ki: I ridge.
R hi lies and Harrington. At Pittsburg
No game non-arrival of Cleveland.
Brotherhood: At New York Philadel
phia 7, New York 6; batteries Km fe and
Ewing, Sanders and Milligan. At Boston
(First game) Boston 12, Brooklyn 5; bat
teriesDaly and Kelly, eyhing and Sow-
dern and Kingslow; (second game) Boaton
22, Brooklyn 4: lotteries Kilroy a id Kel
ly, Van Halt re n and Cook. At Pi .tsburg
Pittsburg 14, Bufialo 6; batteries Mor
ris and Carroll, Haddock and Mai-k. At
Chicago Chicago 4, Cleveland 1; batteries
King and Farrell, Bakely and SuU liffe.
The attendance was: League, 8,083;
lirotherhood, 11,570.
Western: At Minneapolis St. Paul fi,
Minneapolis 12; at Des Moines Milwau
kee 5, lies Moines 7; at Sioux Citv Den
ver 1, Sioux City 14; at Omaha Kansas
City C, Omaha 4.
An Item of Interest to Jay fiould.
Chicago, June 18. The supreme coun
cil of the federated Railway Employes.
which included the Brotherhood of Con
ductors, and brakemen, firemen and
switchmen s associations, which wati in sua
sion at tbe Grand Pacific hotel Mom lay and
yesterday, adjourned yesterday. Tkeir s
sions were secret. It is known, howe er.fhat
they endorsed the recently organized
Brotherhood of Telegraphers, and it is un
derstood that the latter will be at mitted
to the federation at their next meeting in
Wales Has Ideas of His Own.
London, June 18. The Prince of Wales
has written a letter to a committee of gen
tlemen who have favorably considered tbe
idea of holding an international exhibi
tion in London, expressing with foi-ce and
directness his views on the subject. It
would be highly inexiiedient, the prince
writes, to hold an exhibition of at inter
national character in London ' at at y time
before l'.MiO. While such exhibits ns are
eminently desirable for obvious rtasons,
he lielieves they are divested of n uch of
their importance by too frequent occur
rence. '
England and Germany in Africa.
Berlin, June 18. A special issue of The
Reichsanzeiger gives the details of the
agreement between Germany ami Eng
land in regard to Africa. German) redes
Somililand and Vitu to 'Englaml, and
England cedes Heligoland to Germany.
Fire at Milwaukee.
Milwaukee, June 18. The stock of the
Phusnix Suspender company, coiner of
West Water and Cly bourn streets, .was
damaged by fire last night to the extent
of $4,500; fully insured. Damage tc build
ing $500; also insured.
A Competitor for Our Cotton Glowers.
London, June 18. A special dinpatc i fro m
Alexandria says a movement is on :'oot to
export Egyptian cotton to Massach u setts.
An agent of the promoters of the icheme
is already on his way to perfect the letails
of the plan.
rhe Minnesota Alliance Attacks
the Supreme Court.
rhe Court Charged with Shielding As
sassins and Murderers and Various Other
Transgresslons The World's fair Loca
fon nn Issue in Vermont Polities Ef
fort in Maine to Organise a License
Fart)- Churchmen Moving; in Wiscon
sinPolitical Notes.
St. Paul, Minn., June 18. The politi
cal sensation in Minnesota is the pronun-
ciamenta issued vesterday by the state
Farmers' Alliance, which is in the field as
an independent political factor. This
declaration includes a violent attack upon
the integrity of the supreme court as fol
Very recently a United States judge
invaded a sovereign Btate, accompanied by
an assassin who murdered a citizen of
that state. The supreme court stepped in
and rescued the assassin, declaring that
in such cases the laws of the state against
murder was of no avail. Tha state of New
York condemned a murderer to death ac
cording to a law enacted by the legisla
ture, a judge of the supreme court of the
Cnited states reached out his hand and
took that criminal, tha murderer, under
protection, and declaring that
state could uot punish its own murderers
except by permission and the manner pre
scribed ny the federal court.
Home Other Indict menta.
"The state of Minnesota created a rail
road commission to staud between the
people and the roads to prevent the latter
from exacting extortionate rates. These
roads are the creation of the state and
hold their charters from the state, yet
this same supreme court has decided that
these creations are greater than their cre
ators, that a part is greater than the
whole, that a state which made the roads
has no power to regulate or govern them
antil they get permission from the auto
rrat tribunal of the American republic.
In the case of the law prohibiting the sale
of the dressed leef which your legislature
passed to protect the public health, this
same court has enacted the role of the
It Lectured the Legislature.
"It has in t nis case descended to admin
ister a lecture to your legislature, charg
ing them with insincerity and lying in
that they jnstitied the law on th$ ground
of protect iug the public health, when in
reality the object of the law was some
thing else. The Dred Scott decision ren
dered the name of- Taney infamous for
the reason that it made slavery national
and compelled freemen to become slave
catchers. These judges aspire to even
greater sublimity of infamy, because their
decisions contemplate the enslavement of
the whole American people." .
Vermont Farmers M ho Wanted to Show
Dairy .Products in Gotham.
Monttfi.if.r, Vt., June IS. A peculiar
issue is stirring up the political waters in
the Second congressional district in this
state. General Grout is t he congressional
incumbent, and his renomination is lieing
fought on the issue of dairy products. The
general voted for Washington City, and
then Chicago as the site of the World's
fair. This was a disappointment to Ver
mont farmers, who expected to make a
fine exhibition of butter if the fair hail
gone to New York. However Gen. Grout
st ill retains a strong hold on tbe district,
esm-ially the northern counties. Many
friends of ( governor Dillingham support
him beeanse they think that two years
hence he will surely retire, and then the
governor can succeed him.
The Churchmen in Wisconsin.
Milwat kee, Wis., June IS. The action
of the Welsh Presbyterian convention,
which met here last week, in denouncing
the supreme eouit of the state for decid
ing as unconstitutional the reading of
the Bible in the public schoo)s,aiid indors
ing the lVnnctt law, is looked upon in po
litical circles as of considerable im
portance. In a few days them will lie a
joint conference of representatives of the
Presbyterian, Baptist, Episcopal and other
denominations, when similar action will
he taken, and a campaign committee ap
pointed to prepare for the coming elec
tion. -
A License Campaign for Maine.
Bangor, Me., June 18. The dissatis
faction among the Democrats owing to the
refusal of t he Democratic state conven
tion to adopt a license plank in its plat
form has culminated in a movement to
call a state convention and nominate a
candidate for governor. It is said that a
unmbcr of Democrat and Republicans
are in the movement to start the ball roll
ing for a license campaign, and it is
thought the movement will be pushed and
the convention held in this city July 15.
The Trouble nt Cedar Keya, Fin.
Cedar Keys, Fla.. June ia The elec
tion of a mayor in place of the bulldozer
Cottrell takes place next Tuesday. Every
thing is quiet here at present, but trouble
is feared on election day. The Cottrell
men have nominated J. O. Andrews, and
the anti Cottrell men E. J. LuttrelL
Cottrell is believed to he at Suwanee, forty
miles from here.
Political Combine in Ohio.
Cincinnati, O., June 18. The state ex
ecutive committee of the Union Labor
party calls upon all adherents of the party
and upon Knights of I-abor assemblies.
Farmers' Alliances, Grangers' Wheels,
trades unions, ami other bodies advocat
ing i political reform to send delegates to
a maw convention to lie held at Columbus,
July 4.
Called a State Convention.
CoLI'MM's, O., June 18. The Demo
cratic state central committee, at a meet
ing here last evening, fixed Springfield as
the place and Aug. 'M and 27 as the time
for holding the state convention. Charles
W. Baker, of Cincinnati, was chosen as
temporary chairman, and D. S. Fisher, of
Kenton, temporary secretary.
The Tiegro Pugilist Gives Some Calliorn-
nlnns a Surprise.
San Fp.ancisco, June 18. Peter Jack
son had a lively set-to Monday against
odds, and won the battle. With some
friends the Australian had gone to a road
house for a walk and was sitting in the
barroom chatting when a 'bus load of pie
nickers drove up. Among them was a
brewery man, Herman Helmick. Ilel
mick was in ugly humor and began to get
insulting to the colored man, whom he did
not know. Jackson remarked that he did
not want any trouble.
Pet Lets Go His Right.
This aggravated Helmick, who made a
pass at him, with tbe result that Helmick
doubled up on the sanded floor, Peter's right
hand taking him in the eye. It was a big
surprise to the bully. A dozen of Helmick 's
friends at once sailed into Jackson, and
about the liveliest fight ever seen took
place. Peter's arms shot out like driving
rods, and men went to tbe floor right and
left. Tbe fight was transferred from- the
bar-room to the porch, and the way was
strewn with the prostrate forms of Peter's
adversaries. They went down, got np,
and went down again liefore him.
The Whole Crowd Cleaned Out.
Meanwhile the wives and daughters,
Cousins, and aunts of tbe besiegers were
shouting for help at the top of their lungs
as they saw their loved ones inspect the
porch floor and ground between the horse
trough and the buildings. ' Jackson, how
ever, now t hat his blood was up, deter
mined to put the whole crowd to flight.
This he succeeded in doing, and the van
quished crawled with more haste than
grace into the 'bus, and went down the
road full speed. -
In the Mad Race for Many
Brings Seven Enumerators to Grief
Some Reprehensible Method Alleged
Against Minneapolis United States
Marshals Swoop Down on Men Cred
ited with False Counting Chicago, St,
Louis, Atchison, and Other Places Hust
ling for Population.
St. Pafl, Minn., June 18. The intense
rivalry between the Twin Cities as to
which shall show up the largest in Rob
ert P. Porter's computation of tbe census
returns, culminated last night in the ar
rest of seven of the men who have been
engaged in the counting of noses in Min
neapolis. They are charged with making
false returns to swell the population of
the Mill City to a size in keeping with its
ambition. The charges are made by C.
E. Mar v id, president of the St. Paul In
dustrial union; Capt. Henry A. Castle.and
William Pitt Murray, and are backed by
affidavits and other proof that are thought
to constitute good ground for the action.
Heating the Hushes for People.
It. had been charged several days ago
that Supervisor Davenport was illegally
enumerating people in Minneapolis, and
that the general methods used by him and
his subordinates were objectionable. Dis
patches had been received from Duluth
that Minneapolis'1 emissaries had been
within twenty-five miles of that city look
ing up names for the rolls. Inquiry was
said to have been made at every house for
members of tbe family who had ever made
Minneapolis their home. Several families
who hail removed from Minneapolis with
in tbe last nine months were traced up
and their names, ages, and occupations
carefully recorded.
Even Counted in the Cattle.
At one of the houses the enumerator
stated that he was in the government serv
ice, but for all extra work, such as his trip
out of tbe city, he received pay from local
associations. There were reports, also.
that the enumerators had been induced to
take the names of dogs and horses, as was
done five years ago in both cities, the own
er s surname being affixed and the occupa
tion, age, and nationality in such case lie
ing put down with impressive detail.
Messrs. Marvin, Castle, and Murray made
a personal investigation of the work of the
enumerators in Minneapolis, and, satisfy
ing themselves that there was underhand
work going on, proceeded to Washington
City and registered a formal pretest with
superintendent Porter.
Gobbled the Crooked Counters.
They produced their proofs of fraud and
Superintendent Porter at once dispatched
Sjiecial Agent Mason, of the census
bureau., to Minneapolis to watch the
enumerators' methods. Last night United
States Marshall Daggett and agent Mason
proceedisl to Minneapolis and arrested
Orrin Plumber, lien jam in Aaron, Ed
Jones, diaries Rnapp, lionis Heganon
and W. J. Wood. The prisoners mere
brought to St. .Paul and arraigned before
United States Commissioner McCafferty,
all pleading not guilty. They were re
leased on bonds of tstut each to appear for
examination on Friday. The arrests and
the charged of fraud have crested intense
excitement, and it is not inmrobable that
a recount will be ordered.
9t. Louis, Atchison, Kansas, and Other
Places Protest.
St. IiOOS, June IS. The trouble over
tbe census has resulted in an order from
Washington City to keep the enumerators
at work until the count is finished. Of
the 2SS enumerators.only 100 have finished
their count, and as the work should have
been finished Saturday night this neglect
has again excited the city. The papers
claim t fiat the city ought to show ."kki.oiO
inhabitants, tint the census will not show
much over 4O0,uil.
WanNhe 1 on n Recounted.
Atchison, Kan., .lune IS. Telegrams
were seut to Senator Ingalls yesterday
morning asking him to secure from Gen.
Porter, supel inlelident of tbe census, au
order for the re-enumeration of Atchison,
to include certain additions that by or
dinance adopted in February belong to
the city, but which Suervisor Bnrch gave
to the township enumerators to count.
There are more than 2,() inhabitants in
these suburtts. They are thickly settled
and adjoin the town, and are as much
a part of the city as the original to wn
Lots of 'tin Raising a Row.
CniCAOo, June 18. The papers of this
city are raising a row with the enumera
tion, fearing that the I .ooO.uki claimed will
not lie shown in the census. Supervisor
Gilliert says all will lie enumerated before
the work is turned over to Mr. Porter.
Birmingham, Ala., Charleston, S. C. and
many other places are raising hades over
alleged carelessness of the enumerators.
Close Race ia Which the Leader Gvts
There by a Neck.
New Yokk, June 18. The Coney Island
Jockey club grounds at Sheepshead Bay
were jammed wit h people yesterday, the
attraction lieing the seventh Suburlian
handicap. It is estimated that 35,000 were
present. The starters were Salvator, C na
si us,' Taral, Jenny, Strideaway, Firenzi,
Rareland, Hamilton, Prince Royal, Long
street, and Montague.' The flag dropped
at the second trial, and the horses got
away, with Cassius in front, which place
he held until clohe to he wire, when Sal
vator, who had been gaining inch by inch,
got his head iu front on the last jump, and
won by a neck, Teuny a length and a half
liehind Caasius, the others strung out.
Tbe time was 2:06' 4-5.
Had No Faith In Himself.
Augcbta, Me., June 18. Guy Turner,
who last Jauuary st tempted suicide by
shooting, while insane regarding his ac
counts as ctty trea urer, died Tuesday.
His wound had healed, hut he died from
brain trouble and starvation. He had lat
terly refused to eat, and for the past two
weeks took an occasional glaas of water.
Turner had a crazy idea that be was a de
faulter, though an examination showed
bis books to be honestly kept.
John L.s Last Chance with Pet.
New York, July 18. The California
Athletic club has telegraphed R. K. Fox
that the offer of a (30,000 purse for a
match between Sullivan and Jackson will
be open until July 1. : Jackson is anxious
to leave for Australia, If there are no pros
(cts of Sullivans agreeing to meet him.
Many Deaths from Cholera.
MADKin, June 18. Deaths from cholera
have occurred at Alhaido Castello, Car
es jente, and Jativa. Four deaths occurred
at Malaga yesterday. - .
A loiec Month.
From Keokuk, Ia., Democrat.
August, 1887. was a noted month. It
gave extreme beat and extreme cold, the
results of which were disastrous to the
public health. Cases of colic, cholera
morbus and diarrhoea were abundant and
there were numerous calls at the drug
stores for Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera
and Diarrhoea Remedy. Druggists of
this city tell ns that this remedy has been
more frequently called for during the
past month than any other preparation,
and that it has proven a panacea for the
very worst cases. Chamberlain's Colic,
Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy is a mer
itorious medicinal preparation for all
summer complaints for which it is recoa
mended, and grows in popularity In this
city and vicinity. The sales are increase
ing rapidly and wonderful cures are re
ported, bold by Hartz & Bahnsen.
Is always to be found at
Robt. Rrause's Clothing Emporium,
115 and 117 West Second Street, 'DAVENPORT, IA.
4 " . . '
Second Ave.
trjtrtnt lor m Plira Slrikx.
Lomkn, June 18 The probability of a
police strike increases, and the authorities
at Srotland Yard, feriug the worst, are
quietly organizing a rwserve force. Hun
dreds of recruits have already leen sworn
in, and are receiving a dt-jjree of instruc
tions iu the duties of a policeman that will
enable them to make a creditable showing
in the event of a (tenors! revolt or he old
A Royal lHa,olatairnt.
Lonpos, June 18. The duchess if Fife
Princess Louise of Wales) was delivered of
a still-born male chi.J Monday. It is
probable that the child will be buried
with royal honors, as a member of the
family of tbe Prince c Wales.
Fffsrt of Reducing Railway Fares.
LonixiN, June 16. The reduction of the
rates of fare on the aiate railways of
Austria has bad the tffectto iuoroase the
number of passengers three fold, and the
facilities of the various lines are greatly
Cmcaoo, Jane 17.
Following are tbe quotations on the board
of tmle to-day: Wheat No. S July, tipt-ned
(tie, closed (4r; September, op.-nej Sfio,
closed C7c; I wi-mbcr, oMiid fCu, "
SSVmC Corn-No. i July, opened 3tir. dosed
34Sc; August, opened 4sr, closed .4-; Ser
Uuuber, opened S4c ckwed X'yc. Data No.
1 Jane, opened , closed aosc; July,
opened Sslc, closed a1!.-. August, opened
Skci, closed 4o. Pork-July, ajiened $ CM,
chwed tliHI, August, opened and closed tlS.75;
September, oiiened and iosed . Lard
July, opened and closed Sft-HTt
Live stock Union ttirk yards prices were
qnoted as follows: Hogs Market oianed
ac tive and prices V lower light gradea,
HAM. rough r a.: king, a&TiTt; mixed lota,
ss.7u.Vl.Ki; heavy packing and shipping lots.
Produce: Butter-Finest creameries, 13
per lb: fiuest d .iries, hiuttlc: packing,
stock, 4SKft.Sc Kgga -Strictly feesh, UuIStfcc
per doc Itiultry Chickens, "fl-ssc per lb.;
turkeys, Tc: ducks, nsc: gnesa. f 4.UU&S.W per
dos. i'otatoea On tr-k common and mixed.
StO-Tic per bu; Peerless, 40$43c; Hurbanks,
MiCbSuc; sweet potatoes, f3.5U44.73 per bbl.
Apples t4.u45.UU per bbl. Strawberries ; 5c
New Tork.
Nrw York. June 17.
Wheat No. --8 red winter, taFfo cash; do
July, Wet do August. lsc; do September,
Itc. tVrn-No. t mixed. 41e -cash; do
July, 41gc; do August. 4$c. Oats-Dull;
2 No. mixed, 34Vo rash: do Jane, :;
do; July. ac It ye and barley-Nominal.
Pork-IHill; mesa, 117S j.14. . Latd-ijniet;
July, t.14: August, I. 21.
Livestock: Cattle Ktnaly, hut no trading
in Leevea; dressed beef, dull; i.at iva ri.I-h, 614
a"H V f-beep ami Umhs-Aiarkct t trail y
at unchaogal price : sheep, t-'UG.tiiy 100
s; lambs, &.7.Vp7.;,n,. Hogs .Market firmer;
live hogs, i.Ui&4.4 t liO s. '
Hay Upland prairie. f 5ftl 1 00
aiy-TiDMUiy .7.6U& 9.W.
Bay Wild, S10 0U.
Own S5e.
Ot r 1 Wood (3 J4.( 0.
Absolutely Pure.
This powder never varies. A marvel of Wit
Straugta and wholesomneaa. Mora economics
than the ordinary kinds, and cannot be sold ii.
compeatioa wita tbe amlUUde ot low teL hJ
weight alum or prpUoepnata powders. tioUiZul
as mm, BoTAJb Baaia Powdsm Co., lja JpiQ
8t M. T.
Tailor lade Clothing
-2011 Fourth
toves and "f inwar.e,
Tin, Copper and Sheet Iron Work. .
Dealer in
Choice Family Groceries
Cor. Third avenue and Twenty-first St , R.i-k hlan.l
pat n.gi eo""tetrk GroCerie th" ' ' ' """est li'in g prices. A share of pubh.
Domestic, Key West and Imported Cigars.
WBfli Trade a specialty.
AU kinds of
Painting, Graining, Paper Hanging and Kalsomining.
SaTAll work warranted and done to order on ahort notice.
8hop No. 310 Seventeenth street, bet. 3d and 4th avenne.
0". "W. joStes-
Dealer in Mew and
Second Hand Goods
., . , , o evkrt
e Digues price paid for pootU of w kin
' "
Haa opened his New and Spacious
No. 1620 to 1626 Third avenue,
where he would be pleased to see his friends.
o7keUklAUrkiS''at''' rtri"k "Half and any tbe
- P " Clty waa yo can et it. Roast Betf Lunce every da t n.ui 10 to 13.
No. 229 Twentieth Street, net to Conrad Schneider's grocery, Rock Island.
for fine fitting
Hadeiatlw Uteat style. Also repairing done with neatness andfdiepatca.
J -'mm
Avenue, Dealer in-
Cigars and Toys,
The most cclictoa in the tri-citics. maoV from pi.n r. iv.
anil flavored with all the popular flavors. In suf qu .u t..
suit. pccial ail-titioa paid to ruplvinv picnu, ir 'c
parties, wicialv, etc.
wa lnd
or bay anything.
No. 1614 Second Avenue.

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