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Rock Island Daily A
VOL, XL. NO. b8.
KOCK ISLAND, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 31, 1891.
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ENJOY HEALTH WEALTH AND PROSPER
ITY, AND TRADE WITH
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Wishes you one and all
A Happy New Year.
SAVE THE FORESTS.
A Plea for Less Wasting of Our
MEMORIAL BEAD TO THE PRESIDENT
I'rginic the Withdrawal of Large Tracts
or sWstern onJnl Land Work of
the American Forestry Association
No Change In the Chilian Situation and
Very Little Sfnn Henry Clay as Speak'
er or the House Hia Political Leader
ship Capital City Items.
Washington. Deo. 31. -The American
Foresty association held a morning session
at the department of agriculture yesterday
and heard the reports of several commit-t.-cs,
and then elected the following officers
for the ensuing year: President, William
Alvord, San Francisco, C'al.; vice presi-
lents George W. Minier. Minier, Ills.: C.
L. Watrons, Des Moines, la.: Professor W.
J. Heal, I.ansing, Mich.: H. ('. Putnam.
Kail t'laire. Wis.; ex-Senator Kdnmnds.
and a number of other jremlemen; treas
urer, Henry M. Fisher, M. 1)., 317 South
Twelfth street, Philadelphia: correspond-
I ,g secretary, hdward A. Bowers, 1,429
New Vork avenue, Washington.
Went to See the President.
After turning the question of location of
next meeting over to the executive com
mittee, Minneapolis having made the most
urgent plea for the meeting, the associa
tion drew up a memorial to the president.
which they presented in a foody. The
memorial endorses 1 he. president's course
ft to forest reservations, and urges the
importance of these reservations and a ska
fie president to make further with-
Objects of the Assorlnt ion.
The memorial coin inues as follows: "Es-
jiecially do we w ish to minimize the de
struction of forest areas by fires and the
wasteful and erroneous methods of forest
ue now prevalent. If it is once under
stood that by these rescrvat ions neither
the bona fide settlement of agricultural
land nor the right of prospecting for and
the opening of mines is to be interfered
with, and that the demands for w-ood ma
terial are to be satisfied in a legal, equita
ble, and suitable manner, while at the
same time keeping up supplies by protect
ing them from lire and waste, and by se
curing "their reproduction, it is la-lieved
that all bona fide opjosit ion will cease, and
t he boon which such reserves promise will
be welcome by all -isons intersted in the
steady and prosperous development of the
Other Withdrawals Suggested.
"As the first step to be taken is the set
ting aside of such wooded areas, your
memorialists again appear before you to
urge the withdrawal of further and other
tracts pending their establishment by
your proclamation as wrmanent forest res
ervations. After such investigation as
our means afford we feel able to recom
mend the following briefly designated
tracts as proper to lie withdrawn uuderthe
act of March 3. 11: The Turtle moun
tain reserve in N'orth Dakota: the Iost
Park reserve in Colorado; the Crater lake
reserve ill Oregon; the San Bernandino
reserve in California. The accompanying '
papers more fully describe the areas, and I
set forth the grounds upon which we make
1 hese rccommendai i ns.
Favors a New Rnroan.
'In pursuance of our previous expres
sion of opinion t hat a strong and efficient
administration of these reservations is an
ihsolute necessity, we respectfully submit
the enclosed draft of a bill to lie intro
duced in the Fifty-second congress and re
quest your approval of it. At the same
t inie this association does not believe that
the la-st results in forest preservation and
management can la obtained by partial
reservation, but after mature dciilwration
desires to again record it firm belief that
only by the withdrawal of all public tim
ber land unfit for agriculture and a com
plete and independent bureau for its
management can the question of forest
preservation Vie solved."
THE WORRY OVER CHILI.
Very Little New I nformation Itrit ish In
fluence for Peace.
Washington, Dec. 31. The Chilianmin
ister called at the state department yes
terday, but missed Secretary Hlaine, who
was at the Sherman wedding. There was
little regarding the Chilian situation
yesterday. It is la-lieved that SenorMontt
will have an interview with Secretary
Hlaine today. There was a dearth of in
formation about the departments relative
to Chili. Messages have la-en received
from Valparaiso to the effect that Presi
dent Montt has not yet been able to satis
factorily arrange his cabinet, and no one
has lieen appointed yet. The Chilian gov
ernment has la-en informed by W. R.
Grace, of New York. Lend of the house
with large interests in that country, that
the United States will send an ultimatum,
but tins cannot be confirmed, nor, if true,
can th date of its dispatch lie given.
jKngllsh Diplomacy at Work.
The'news from Valparaiso confirms the
view IJieretofore expressed in thee dis
patches that British influences are de
cidedly averse to permitting the relations
of the United State and Chili to become
ruptured and a conflict ..to occur. The
British minister in Valparaiso Tuesday
called upon the Chilian minister of foreign
affairs and urged a conciliatory course of
action. What was the resnlt, of course, is
not known, but judging from the temper
of Valparaiso utterances it is not believed
that the Chilian minister promised any
concessions to his British visitor. May lie
with a new minister the outlook maybe
more -ieacef u 1.
A PAPER ON
HI Occupation of the Chair I1
Him Oft-1 lie Floor.
I n't Keep
Washington, Dec. $. The morning
session of the American Historical associa
tion, devoted to American history, was
held in the Xational museum. "Henry
Clay, the First Political Speaker of the
House," was the title of the paper read by
Miss Mary Parker Follet, of the Harvard
annex. Miss Follet said the decided polit
ical character of Henry Clays rule was
very striking. The result was to greatly
increase the speaker's "parliamentary
powers. Clay's leadership was also as
serted by his activity as an individual
1 member. In voting he demanded and ob
tained the full force of a member's vote.
His Straggle Vrrih Monroe.
. Xo other speaker, moreover, has ever
exercised his right to speak in committee
of the whole so freely as Henry Clay.
The precedent established the tradition
that a party putting a leader in the chair
does not deprive itself of his services on
the floor. Miss Follett said that to Clay
more than to anyone else was due the war
of 1813. During Mom-tie's administration
there w.ta a close struggle la-tween the
speaker and president for supremacy.
But Clay's practical success shows that in
any such contest t he seaker has the
greater chance to win.
Capt. Meredith's Daughter F.lopee.
Washington, Dec. 31. Miss Mary
Meredith, second daughter of Captain
Mereditb.of the bureau of printing and en
graving, and Edward Xiles. a young law
student of this city eloped to Baltimore
and were quietly married Deo. 17. The
facts were carefully guarded by the family
until Tuesday. Mr. and Mrs. Meredith ob
jected to the marriage nil account of the
tender age of their daughter.but they have
forgiven the young couple mid will receive
tiiim next Saturday on their return home.
Has Handshaking Domn Pine.
Washington, Dec. 31. The president
held a public reception yesterday after
noon, and in half an hour he shook handa
with 1,357 people, according to the tally
kept by a doorkeeper. The crowd included
tWexeursionists from Xew York and Boston
mostly schoolteachers; another excursion,
party from Xew Y'ork, numliering 3.V), and
members of the scientific, literary, and
historical associations now in session here.
Two More ICeriproeity Treaties.
Washington, Dec. 31. Reciprocity ai
ratigoinents were signed yesterday by Seo
rotary Blaine with the ministers of Guab
einala. anil Salvador for their respective'
countries. The arrangement withGuate
inula requires the approval of the congress
of that country, but it is expected that th
arrangement wit h Salvador will go int4
opcrat ion Feb. 1 next.
Lowest Kalauce in Many Years.
Washington. Dec. 31. The treasury
foilance yesterday was the lowest in many
years, lieing il,:4J.344. Of this 13,736,674
whs in subsidiary coin, l S,17(I.S40in na
Conal bank depositories, and $310,230 in
minor coin. X'nder the old form of debt
statements the balance would be about
Secretary Klkins at Washington.
Washington, Dec. 31. Secretary Klkins,
accompanied by his wife and daughter,
reached Washington at nil early hont
yesterday morning. They attended th
Three Eminent Invalids Improving.
Washington, Dee. .!. Speaker Crisp
and Senator lVoetor were better yesterday.
Representative Mills goo outdoors each
day, and is rapidly gaining strength.
REPUBLICANS WILL BOLT.
Hut the Democrats Will Organize the
New York Senate Anlinu.
BfKKALO, Deo. 31. A special to The
Xew sirom Albany says: Leading Ropub
lieaiis. anil especially the counsel for the
Republican senatorial contestants, an
nounce that if the Democrats attempt to
organize the senate the Republicans will
lsilt, thus preventing a quorum, and that
they intend to put themselves outkide the
reach of the sergeant -at-arms and stay
away if it takes all winter.
Searching the Constitution.
In view of this fact the constitution
hunters are at work to see if they cannot
find a precedent In enable the Democrats
to go alidad regardless of the Republican
senators. It. is generally la-lieved that
Senator Kdw-irds, the independent Repub
lican. will lnilt any such scheme as this.and
will remain with tliy Democrats to give
them a quorum. The Democrats count
Unn F.dwards in this emergency, but they
will organize in any event.
Made It Lasy for Collins.
Senator Collins, of Troy, was in Albany
yesterday morning ami when asked if he
intended to contest the scat of Derby, re
plied emphatically; "Vis. I am going to
make a contest as soon o can get at it in
the senate. The court of appeals has paved
a way by its decision in my case for a con
tst. You cn say I will I the next sena
tor from the Rensselaer district, and I am
not guiugto let go now w hen things have
Ih-oii made so easy for me." Mr. Collins id
confident that the senate will seat him.
Democrat Issue an Address.
The Democratic state committee yester
day issued an address to the people of the
Mate in w hich, after declaring that the
jmrty now has the legislature without
doubt and claiming that the court of ap
peals has vindicated Governor Hill and the
jwirty. it promises an ruumerat ion of the
inhabitants of the state and a legislative
anil congressional ap)Kirtioiimcnt as the
chief work of the legislature.
SHE TRIFLED WITH MARRIAGE,
And Finds That in One Respect It Is a
ST. IxniP. Dec. 31. Judge Witbrow
gave his decision Tuesday in the divorce
case of Sarah G. Harrow vs. Constantino
C. Harrow, the young couple from Xew
York, who were married on a banter, and
who now wish to lie separated. Judge
"Withrow rules that the marriage cannot
lie dissolved, and that the parties must re
main man and wife. Mrs. Harrow is
handsome young lady, 17 years old, and i
the daughter of Judge Gaskell. of Lock
port, X. Y. This is the case where the
young woman married Harrow because he
challenged her to do so to prove that h
had not married one of his rivals. The
marriage was never consummated, and
noiti want to get tree now.
Was Whisky, Not Religion.
MlLWAVKkK, Deo. 31. The riot on the
Stockbridge Indian agency proves not. to
have la-en very serious in its nature. Ac
cording to advices received here four of the
ringleaders have been placed under arrest.
and all is quiet now. The trouble was not
religious. The Indians gave Rev. Mr.
Haeg a severe lien ting, wrecked a school
house, and raised "Cain" generally because
jiaeg nan connscaien: some whisky,
fire In a Hosiery Mill.
PiULAiiKLr-HiA, Dec. 31. Fire Tuesday
night in the hosiery mill of Samuel West.
in German town, caused a loss of 10U,000;
partly ihsured DalsalJ's hosiery mill ad-
loiDinng was damaged 10.m.
PRINCE VON MICHAE-S' SCHEME.
He Thought There Was a Million In Ah
due ante Helen Uould.
New York, Dec. 31. A man signing
himself "Prince Von Michaels" some timt
ago wrote a letter to John F. Bassford, a
general insurance agent in this city, ask
ing that gentleman to assist him in a
scheme to alxliut Helen Gould Ja)
Gould's daughter. The plan outlined bj
Michaels was to induce the young woman,
on some pretext or other, to enter a cat
near her father's home, on Fifth avenue,
when Von Michaels and a companion
were to follow her and draw down th
blinds and have the driver take them td
Jersey City, where a train w as to be taken
for the west.
Was Negotiating Through the Cook.
Mr. Bassford remembered the man a
one he had at one time befriended, and
attempted to find the wherealKiuts of the
fellow. In a few days another lettet
came to Mr. Bassford saying that Von
Michaels had sent a letter to Miss Gould
through the medium of the cook at the
Gould residence, and asking Bassford to
get acquainted with some of the Gould
servants and find out what hours MJsa
Gould! would be likely to be out walking.
The letter concluded: "Help me of
this and there is a million in it for both
And of Course It Is Kept Ouiet.
Mr. Bassford. now thoroughly alarmed,
took the letters to police headquarter
where he subsequently tv ;t George Gould
to w hom he fully explained the circum
stances. The latter said that his sistet
had received a letter from the "Prince,''
but declined to have the man arrested, as
he thought it would bring on publicity
w hich might induce others to follow in the
same line. Mr. Bassford is very much
worried about the matter, as he fears thai
should Von Michaels succeed in doing
any injury to Miss Gould he might be tin
pleasantly implicated in the matter. The
police, however, could do nothing without
the sanction of the Goulds.
DONE BY A BROKEN RAIL.
Seven Persons Sevtfely Wounded on the
, Tennessee Hallway.
M.ikkistovtn, Tenn.. Dee. 31. A broken
rail in the East Tennessee. Virginia and
Geoi gi.VrtiifWay 'track,- four miles west of
Bristol, yesterday morning wrecked the
westlmund passenger train Xo. 5 and
lilt-hod two coaches. Those hurt, are:
Mrs. Rev. F. M. Farm. Midway. Tenn..
left leg bruised, teeth ..knocked "out. and e
nose mashed: Miss Sadie Farra, Midway,
i enn., gasn above left eye; Miss Nellie St.
lolm. t hilhowie. a., gash back of the
ar anl crushed in the cheek: ex-Congress
man R. R. Butler. Mountain City. Tenn..
gash in top of head and hurt in "back; A.
j.. Kite, Home, tia.. gash m forehead and
rushed hip; B. G. McDowell. Bristol.
Tenn., knee mashed and cut by glass: '
Berry Weil, Baltimore, Md.. side "injured.
BARBARIANS IN KANSAS.
They Tour Coal Oil on a Yictim and Set
Her on Fire.
Ati iitsoN, Kas.. ln-c. HI. About 2o'clock
Tuesday morning two masked men en
tered the residence of Mis. Jonathan
Davis, n widow- living hi the extreme
western part of Atchison county, and com
pelled her at the siint of revolvers to sign
a nutnlier of checks amounting to $000.
1 hey then poured coal oil on her clothing
and set it on fire. With great presence of
mind Mrs. Davis grahlicd a quilt, w'rapped
it around her and extinguished the flames.
There is no clue to the perpetrators of the
The Houds Are Valid.
Watkrloo. la.. Doc. 31. An important
railroad decision favoring the Chicago, St.
Paul and Kansas City road was filed
here yesterday. In lsst the Wisconsin,
Iowa and XebrasVn road was built, this
county voting a r a-r cent, tax to aid its
construction, the county agreeing to give
Mock for aid. J,ater the road was sold to
he Chicago, St. Paul and Kansas City
and the county ignored. Local capitalists
Iniiight the tax receipts and brought suit
asking that the transfer of stock to the
St. Paul road la-declared fraudulent and
such stock transferred to them or that the
they la- awarded JMi.tUHl, the amount of aid
extended, represented by the tax receipts.
Both petitions were denied and the cloud
on the roads bond's is removed.
Those Chicago t.irl"s Coming Home.
Xkw YoKK, Dec. 3. The two girls,
Alice Parker and Dora Van Schoick, who
ran away from Chicago on Dec. 21, and
who were arrested at Xo. 115 Waverly
place, this city, were taken liack to Chi
cago Tuesday night by Alice's fat her, A. F.
1'arker. Superintendent Jenkins, of the
Gerry society, was favorably impressed
with the girl s claims that bevond running
away from home they had done nothing
wrong. Both girls are stage struck and
declare they will run away again as soon
as they get a chance.-