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The Caustic Kansan Replies to
on those ques-
had hn alwrctt from the
HIS FAIR OS THE CL0TU2E ETJLE,
. iewa on tbe Election BUI
HI triilca Characteristically Scored
Klalne X-fotUion with Krazil Iie
antt in a Kcciprocity Treat; The Ici
Idcnt rrt)tlim the Feature, Thereof
Stewart Itrnp. m Free Coinage
KMcr. Knt Rland Take It in Uand. '
1 . .
Ab.M..No10 cur. Feb. 6.-InXai:s
took occasion revteriiay in tue M-u:e tori.-m
to a question of j-ronal privilege and put
uimseu oa nerd with rermc-i to tha
election bill an the cloture rule, at the
nie u:i.e iv.u a tarast at thaie wto
Have crucial liU art ion
lie aui.'l that he
v-nwun i ine scna:- iunn,j the rw-t two
weeks, in which interval ac tion h.1 heea taken
n the cloture ami on the f 1-ctious tilL Kis atti
tude on Una these question ha.1 been tne sub
ject of comment ami ensure aci of aaiira-iver-i.n.
On tin- cUy of h j, departure. aJt-r .-oa-aultatioa
with Sir. Alison, on whom he had
lxn arrnjit. .nv i to haa in eterv hour of need,
he had K ft with Mr. Casey vwuo had charge of
the pairs of aNnts) a nota aying: "I
obonld rot an.-t the prr.potd change of the
rulea, and nhnuM vote f.r a motion to pi-ced
to the consideration of any other than the
lections tii'.hr.ndi am paired acfrdin(.-!y with
Senator Allwon. who i& at i ny to vote to
fcxake a quorum."
'n. Abide the C'ntnre.
He had been oppose 1 he said. ur.a'tera Uiy op
posed, to the adoptk n of th? cloture, for many
reasons, iufiic.,eut aud bttuf'actory to tum.--lf.
There were those present who kcew that,
many roontus a$m, while xvuiyinjr the chair in
the aWn e of the vice president, he resisted
many uie.-i.t importunity acd iniiEV stren
coos 8oLcitatk.es to co-operate in their direc
tion by method which he thr a believed and
Bow believed were revolutionary and subversive
of the fundamental principles of constitutional
government. He had not seen any ion to
change or modify his convictions.
Objections to the Election Itill.
He was now and always had been in favor of
just and impartial election law, directed
like against force and fraud, non partisan and
applicable cc,a:Jly to all parts of the nation.
The meajcire under consideration, however,
diil not, in xuaoy cf its tuiis. reteive the sanc
tion of his jutlrmnt. It appeared to him vo be
r iBibmm, comrli'-atod. otisrnre in raany of its
provisions, and difficult of application. It sub
ordinated the judiciary to pohtieal control, and
opened the treasury to indefinite expenditures,
without requisite supervision, and in vki!&tjon
in his jnrtf.Tnoct) of the spirit, if not the letter,
of the provision of the constitution that de
clared that no money should be drawn out of
the treasury except in consequence of appro
priations made by law.
Always Keen Heady to Discus It.
In order t ?uard afraicst the enactment of
Tii-h a mi'.-.s;:ro into lw. in his absem-e, and
without am- rulmt nts whi'-h he reparded as es
sential to j-revei.t danpprs not k-ss distinct
than those v.-kk-h it was inteinii-d t t ehriate.be
ha1 r served the right to vote 'in bis absence)
with those E. j.ublicans who fovored the con-
deration :ht-r impr.rtant ma.nres unless
tVwo mivJi:',i ar( r.s wore made. He h.-vl no ar-ran'-n?f-T,t,
r.ur.v-mer.t. or nnderstndinK. ex
preiw or impiifsl. dirwt or indirect, remote or
mtinirent, to have his vote counted arainst
tV paKSiuro of the eorton iil and in that
tatement he wa convinced that he would be
confirmed and cfrroloratd by the senator
from Iowa. He was as ready now as he had al
ways been to i roceed with its consideration
nd(with modification which he had always
fclieved eHsentiai) to support it to tne end.
Defend His Kepabliranisni.
He had been a Republican since the party
waa born, and bad voted '"without variableness
or shallow of turnir.t;" for every republican
randidate. Durin? that pf-riod he bad never
spoused a cause which be lielieved to i wrong
lwnse it was popular, and never rRfused to
dvocnte a causo whs-h he believed to lie ritfht
because it was unpopular. He bad recently ex
pressed no opinion oa political, social, or eco
nomic questions wbK-h he had notions enter
tained, and to which he had not given lreqnent
ttcrance in the senate chamber and elsewhere.
. Whack at Hit Critics.
It was related that the street of Jerusalem
lad lieen kept cleaa by every maa sweenin
b-for! his own door, and he commended to the
nelf cocstirnted fnurdians of the conscience of
their S'-intes foctd of the senate cham
ber) that htytbouW oIisto a more frajral,
prud'Tit and it nardd hnslndry of their dnp
proliation. Those leaders who had conducted
the DHt powerful political organisation known
in American hist-iry to the moet stupendous
nd overwhelming disaster received in its an
als. miijht well pardon th who were dis
posed to doubt the infailibility of their judg
Bjent. A Little I.es Prescript ion, Tle.e.
If they were w'e they would be a lirtJe less
trosrriptive, and more tolerant of differences
of opinion amonir their associaVs on ciuentions
of opinion on whih differen might be al-Vm-ed.eepeciAHy
amoni those whoe devotion
to bnman hlH-rty had never boen qnwtionel
and whose ristan-y and fortitade had been
exposed to tests as severe at lea,t as any which
they had ever kr.own
Allison deemed it due to himself to say that
on every occasion when be had the opportn
ity he had stated distinctly that he had no
pair with Mr. IngaHs on votes respecting the
RECIPROCITY WITH BRAZIL.
An Important Proclamation Inel hy
Washington Citt. Feb. 6 President
Harrison late yesterday afternoon issued a
formal proclamation announcing a reci
procity agreement with Brazil nnder the
tew tariff law. The president in his proc
lamation recites the law under which the
treaty was made, which enumerates su
gars, molasses, coffee, and hides as arti
cles which the United States will admit
free of duty if South American countries
will reciprocate, and then says:
Whereas, The envoy extraordinary and min
ister plentpotentiary of Brazil at Washington
City has oomm traicated to the secretary of
state the fact that in doe reciprocity for and
consideration of the admission into the United
Htates of America free of all duty of the arti
cles enumerated in section 3 of said act, the
government of Brazil has, by legal enactment,
authorized the admission from and after April,
11, into all the established ports of entry of
Brazil, free of duty, whether national, state, or
muni"iial, of the articles or merchandise
named in the following schedule, provided that
the same be the product and manufacture of
the United States of America.
The Mew Brazilian Free I.Ut.
Schedule of article to be admitted duty free:
Wheat, wheat flour, corn or maiee, and the
manufactures thereof, including corn meal and
tarch; rye, rye flour; buckwheat, buckwheat
flour and larley, potatoes, beans and peas, hay
nd oats; pork, salted, including pickled pork,
nd bacon, except hams; fish, salted, dried or
pickled; cotton seed oil; coal, anthracite and
bituminous; resin, tar, pitch and turpentine;
gricnltnral tools, implements, and machinery,
including stationary and portable engines, and
all machinery for manufacturing and indus
trial purposes, except sewing machines; in
struments and hooks for the arht and sciences;
railway constrnctina material and equipment.
Juty Redooed 25 Per Out.
Artidod of American manufacture admitted
into Brazil at a reducod rate of doty of 25 per
coat.: Lard and substitutes thereof, bacon
ham, butter and obeese, canned and preserved
Bloats, fijh, fruita, and vegetables; manu
facture of outturn, faalnding cotton dotMagi
maanfacrares of term and steel, siagle or mixed,
not tneraded hi the foregoing free schedule;
leather and the manufactures thereof, exeept
boots and shoes; lumber, timber an the maaa
farrarca of wood, including cooperage, furni
ture of all kinds, wagons, carta and carriages;
manufactures of rubber.
Kow, therefore, be it known that, I. Benjamin
Harrison, president of the United States of
America, bare caused the aWe stated modifl
cationa of the tariff law of Brazil to be made
public for the benefit of the citiaens of the
United State of America.
We Are the Favored Nation.
The correspondence which led up to this
reciprocal agreement opened with a com
munication from Secretary Blaine to the
Brazilian minister on the 3d of November
last. The reductions of duty and free list
in this treaty are confined in the case of
Brazil to the United States, and no Euro
pean cation will obtain the s-arae conces
sions from Brazil But the United States
is at liUirty to make aitniUr treaties with
liny South American country, whether it
competes with Brazil in tha character of
its produce or not.
RIPPED UP" MR. OWEN BY.
A Silver Pool Witness Gives Him a Rad
Washington- Citt, Feb. 6. Representa
tives Perkins and Ketcha:n were before
the silver pool committee yesterday, but
only reiterated their previous statements
that they had not speculated in silver and
knew nothing of any pool. J. L. Cun
ningham, of Atlantic City, to whom
Owenby had referred as having told him
(Owenby) the names of congressmen in
terested in silver speculation, declared
Owenby 's statements untrue in every par
ticular. Owenby wanted Cunningham to
put up ina-gins for him onoJ.UK) ounces of
silver, but Cunningham declined. Owen
by had offered "jawbone' security and
was only a "vocal capitalist. Owenby
owed witness money, but it was borrowed
Makes New Yorkers Laugh.
Owenby was not known as a reliable
man, and business men in New York who
knew him were laughing to think that he
could "work" the ceuntry. lie was not
noted for veracity Witness was not con
nected in any way with attempts to in
fluence legislation, and knew no one who
was. He had no knowledge of the exist
ence of a silver pool or of the connection,
therewith of any congressman. A tele
gram was read stating that Cashier
Donald, of the Hnnover bank. New York,
was en route to this city, and the com
A Sapor-Coated Pill for the Cxr.
M'AbHisuTox Cut, Feb. 6. The follow
ing is a resolution agreed upon by the
house committee on foreign affairs yester
day as a substitute for the one introduced
by Cuaimings: That the members of the
bouse of representatives of the United
States have heard with profound sorrow
the reports of the sufferings of the .Tews
in Itus-ia: and this sorrow is intensified
by the fact thst such occurrences should
happen in a country which is and has long
been the friend of the United States, and
which emancipated millions of its Deonle
from serfdom, and which defended help
less Christians in the East from persecu
tion for their religion; and we earnestly
hop- that the humane in ! eulightcued
spirit then so strikingly shown by his im
perial majesty will now be manifest.! in
checking and mitigating the severe meas
ures directed against men of the Jewish
The Congressional Summary.
Washington- CiTr, Feb. 6. In the sen
ateyesterday Iugalls, replying to criticisms
upon his action as to the cloture rule and
the elections bill.said he was opposed to the
rule but net to the bill, if amended to suit
him, and was ready at any time to take it
up and consider it. He scored his critics,
and charged them with . leading the Re
publican party to defeat. The pension ap
propriation bill, with all amendments, was
passed, and the eight-hour bill reported.
The si-Kate then after an executive session
aiijourned. The pension bill appropriates
The houe, alter asreeing to meet at 11
o'clock d:irit!g the remainder of the ses
sion, went into committee of the whole on
the Miiidry civ.i bill, but without action
That Free Coinage "Rider."
Washisgtox CITT, Feb. 6. Stewart
was advised to refrain from offering his
free coinage "rider" as an amendment to
the pension bill in the senate yesterday,
his advisors holding that it would injure
the prospects of free coinage to try to get
ge; it through on a pension bill. He ac
cepted the advice. But Bland offered a
similar amendment in the house to the
sundry civil bill. A point of order was
m.tde azainst it, which was pending at ad
journment. The Kirht-Hour BilL
Washington Citt. Feb. 6 When the
senate took np the eight-hour bill yester
day Blair stated the facU to the effect
that, notwithstanding a law making
eight hours a day's work in the govern
ment employ, men hail been required to
work from one to three or four hoars ad
ditional for a day. It had tx-en estimated
that it would require $1,200,000 to pay
these claims, but his own opinion was
that it would require a larger amount.
Roger on the Elect. on Cave.
Washington- Citt, Feb. 6 In the house
yesterday Boothman of Ohio reported a
resolution fur the printing of a digest of
the election cases decided hy the Fifty
first congress. Roger-, opposed the adop
tion o t tie resolution, and said that any
centieman who in tne future should refer
to the cases as law. equity, or precedent
ought to be put in the penitentiary for the
rest of his existence 7 he resolotion was
Not Holman's Daughter, of Courne.
Washington City, Feb. 6. The story
from Tacoma, Wash., of a female black
mailer who claimed to be a daughter of
Representative liolman, of iuuiana, is
printed here. Judge Holman has but two
daughters, both of whom are in this city.
Mr. Holman says that he has no relatives
in Washington, and is at a loss to tinder
stand bow the woman mentioned can have
any letters indicating relationship to him.
Breed That Are Admitted Duty Free.
Washington- Citt, Feb. 6 The treas
ury has published in circular form a list
of recognized breeds of firm animals,
their breeds, where bred, record look of
breed, etc., furnished by the secretary of
agriculture. Animals imported for breed
ing purposes, whose breed is in the list,
are admitted duty free under the law.
John Spry, one of Chicago's pioneer
lumbermen, died Thursday night at bis
home, 481 West Monroe street, aged 63.
Four weeks ago Mr. Spry was taken with
acre re cold, which developed into paea
STOItY OF A WATCH.
It Sets Two Prominent Citizens
A RELIC OF THE WAS HTVOLVED.
Sensation:)! Arrest of a Prominent Cleve
land Man at the Instance of an Kqually
Prominnt Michigan Citiien Aa Office
and the Love of a Woman Also Said t
Have a Hearing on the Matter The
Statements of lloth Parties to the Difll
cnlty Cleveland, Feu. 6. Professor Elroy M.
Avery, PL. D., author, educator, promi
inent Rep il-Hcan, a hndy man with his
fists upou occasion and one of the two
leading candidates for postmaster of this
city, was yecterday arrested for grand
larceny on a warrant sworn out by Heury
C. Spaulding, a prominent merchant of
Dundee, Mich. The warrant was issued
by Justice Bauder, and Avery at once gave
bail on being taken into custody to ap
pear for a hearing on Saturday. The ar
title allege! to have been stolen is named
in the complaint as a gold watch of the
value of $i"0.
The am t of one of the bishops of this
city on a like charge would not have
caused a much greater sensation, as
Avery has stood very high in business and
social circl.es. Spaulliag will not talk
much about the matter, but last night he
explained i hat in 1So5 he and Avery were
both memlers of the same regin:ent in
the army; that he bought the watch of a
rebel for a greenback consideration, with
full consenr of the rebel, which was not al
ways deemed essential in those times; that
Avery and companion came to Spauld
ing's tent one evening, called him out,
threw him down, and took the watch
from his pocket.
Been Long Time Thinking.
Spanlding says he made complaint tc
his captain, who advised doing nothing
till after they were mastered out, which
would be in a few months. After their
discharge he demanded the watch at
Monroe, Mich., and was knocked down
for his pa ns. Two years later he met
Avery on a military excursion and again
demanded t he watch, but Avery drew his
sword and Threatened to cut Spaulding's
head off. A fter thinking the matter over
for twenty-t! fee years longer he con
cluded to cone to Cleveland and prosecute
the case. But he says the fact that Avery
is a candidate for postmaster "has noth
ing to do with the case."
Prefessor Avery's Side of the Case.
Professor Avery's story is as follows: In
April, 1SA5, Avery was sergeant major
and Spauldiag a sergeant of the Eleventh
Michigan c.walry, commanded by Col.
Brown, thee engaged in the pursuit of
Jefferson D.tvis. At Athens, Ga., the
troops appropriated a large amount of per
sonal property, including two horses and
a very valuable gold watch belonging to
P. H. Pond, the superintendent of a cot
ton mill.' Pond came into camp next day,
proved to tbn satisfaction of CoL Brown
that he was from the north and loyal, and
received an ( rder for the restitution of his
property. The carrying out of the or
der was intr jsted to Sergt. Maj. Avery.
panlrlicg Had the Property.
The horses were found in Spauiding's
posses-ion, and he also owned up to the
gold watch, which he reluctantly re
turned to Pond. The latter sold the horses
on the s-pot, and, fearing the watch would
be taken aw; y from him by the some
what law less soldiers before be could get
home, he askfd Avery to keep it for him
until the trouble was over. The colonel
consenting, te took Avery"saddress,which
would be Monroe, Mich. Shortly after
their return home Spau'din met Avery
on the street one day and demanded tbe
watch. A sharp altercation ensued, which
ended in pa ihi:cg being knocked down
and por.nded, for which Avery was fined
$ 1 by a leuieut magistrate. Avery wrote
to Pond, but receiving no reply, kept the
watch, which he subsequently lost in a
plowed field, and it was not recovered un
til the works were ruined.
Pond Makes His Appearance.
Avery was then paying attention to a
Miss Tilden, to whose charms Spaulding
was perhaps r ot indifferent, and taeir en
gagement had been announced. At this
juncture Mr. Pond unexpectedly turned
tap in quest of his watch. Somebody had
written to hint that Avery's story of losing
the watch was a "fake," as it had been
seen at a watchmaker's, where it had been
left for repair. The same story had also
been conveyed to Miss Tilden. and she de
elared the m itch off. Avery got Pond,
Miss Tilden, and the damaged watch to
gether, proved the integrity of his repre
sentations and got tbe girl. In this he
was helped along by the discovery that
Miss Tilden and Mr. Pond were second
It Pttixles Their Friend.
Spaulding comes of a family that has
been eminent in Michigan politics and
b isiaess affai-s, and has a good busi ness
'anding of his own. That two men of
pr-Ki'.inence in their respective localities,
and with good reputations at stake, should
differ so radically in their versions of a
simple affair is a puzzle that those who
know them both find it difficult to un
ravel. The fact that Sp3uldiug delayed
prosecution for twenty five years, and
then brought it only when Avery was a
candidate for an important position,
prejudices the case of tne Michigan man
here. Avery's friends do no: hesitate to
say that all there is to the case is that
Avery eot the girl snd licked Spaulding.
and that the iatter is simply exploiting a
long nursed grudge.
Lansing, Mi;h., Feb. 6. The legislative
committee eenr, to investigate the Jackson
state pi is m management has returned
from the institution. The con: mittee be
lieve that the board ha- exceeded its
powers and s loul i be brought up stand
ing. It is likely that the la governing
tbe prison and its loard trill be amended
and the latte cen-ured. The Soldiers'
Home committee asked for the appoint
ment of a special committee to
investigate the manner in which
the funds of ths home have been expend
ed. The request will be granted. The
Kalamazoo asylum committee will visit
the asylum to investigate cases of ill
treatment charged np against the insti
tution. Dixon and McCarthy Didn't right.
Lono Islam.' Citt, L. I., Feb. 6. On
account of warrants being issued for the
arrest of Dixon and McCarthy the fight
which was to have came off last night
between those t'vopuiiinW was iude finite
We have just rvceived the fir6t shipment or oar new etock of
FOR THE EARLY-
Spring season of 1891.
fc-We invitd everybody to call and examine then.
The Pioneer Clothier and Hatter,
115 and 117 West Second Street, DAVhNPORT. IA.
( Pocket Cut'ery,
We hare Table Cutler?.
( Kitchen Cutler
, :n til i
Feither Darters, )
We have 1 Carpet Sweepers. C 00 Efcd
(C-rpet Stretcher. ,U"moow
Snow Shovels for Snow.
Coal Shovels for Coal.
Dirt Shovels for Politicians.
Many u?efnl articles for the house that are saiubla for Xmaa present.
Full line of mechanics' tooli :tnd builders' hardware.
1823 Second, avenue
CARSE & OO.S'
Always Wear "TiToll.
For years we have made a spicialtt of selling the best Shoes made at Lowest possible
prices. A trial wttl convince you.
1622 Second Avenue-
J LI IS THE NAME OF that S2l
flat Cires CATARRH, HAY-FEVER, COLO In
tie HEAD, SORE THROAT, GAMER,
enom SL0O. pint Eotls.
For Sale by leading Druggists.
raXPAKSD ORI BT
Klbci tab & Erc:cfci2l Rezsfy Co.
. a JACKSON ST.. CMtCAOO. IU
i HIS PAPER
Sswarara Jnwaauanf Bi
BUI J foutbl TO
no i 'jto f-
Kswarara Aavnunf Bca&to 10 tirnue
Choice Family Groceries
0r. Third eaie and Twenty-first St. Rock Ia'anJ.
A flrat-cliM utock of Urocerie tail will be nil at lowwt Brief pricaa. A aWe of pakliC
Xaaaf actarer of an triad of
BOOTS AND SHOES
Gat.' riii Shoe a opaciaUy. Ropoirt&f too fteaUyoaa
A W of y oar purpim roapottftay UaOed. . ,.
1818 Seoosd Areas. Rok Uaad. Dl.