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THE ABGUS, FRIDAY. FJEBKPAHY 2. 1891.
McConnel! Springs a Surprise
otj the Senate.
A GEM OF ORNAMENTAL OEATORY.
Making a Dry Subject Interesting by a
Little Flight on the Spread Eagle A
Silver Man Who Wants No Free Coin
age Decision of the Inter-State Coin
nierce Commission Reed and Springer
Fxcliauge Compliments New Depart
ure in House Sessions Official Notes.
Washington Crrr. Feb. 20. Bather
late, but ho got there. This remark applies
to Senator McConnell, who blossomed out
into itu orator yesterday. Heretofore his
remarks had been of the most practical
character, and no one supposed that the
divine gift of oratorial brilliance Wiis one
he could call from the gray matter of his
brain, or that he could sling ornan ental
Unite 1 States in a style that 'vould
''hump'' the tall Sycamore of the W ibash
to equal in his palmiest days. Iiuthe
could all the time. He j ust didn't want
lo. He had been desirous of speak ng in
favor of the bill which authorizes the
government to take possesion of the
1'acilic railway, and he is one of the "left,"
ami his seat wili know him no more after
March 4 If he was to speak it must be
iwu. So he spoke, nud the senators
pricked up their ears and listened.
A Itis.Tob on His Hands.
Mil. PnESlPKNT: Standing hero ia thU
rtiamlior. in and around which so many mom
ones cluster: standing in the presence the
senators of this great government men who,
for weal or woo. control the destinies of this
nation a stranger representative, from an in
fant state; standing not only in your pii-sonce
hut in the presence ot JUWMI weary, p itieut.
anil forliearing penle-I am deeply impressed
with the magnitude of the task I assume. For
more than half a century the voice of patriots,
whose names a grateful country will ever hold
in reverential remembrance, were rainsd in
this chamber in notes of warning, while link
sifter link was being forged to the chain which
finally held in bondage four millions of p-joplo.
' Slavery and Senatorial Conrtesy.
Deprecating han.ls and voices were raised In
admonition to silence the temerity of those
t.od like humanitarians lest senatorial co utesv
should be violated, lest the property rights of
snmo individual should be disturbed. Year
after year, M-twion after session, senators sat
in this chamber and allowed the slimy cobra
cl slavery to extend it fatal coils ovi r one
state aftr another of this fair republic until
nltoen of the sisterhood made the very name
of freedom and Uberty in these United States
n on. anu a siianie m every quarter of fie civ
Some Remark Almni p,u. n.
Proceeding, he referred to the statement
maue on tne senate floor that the fran
chises for the Union and Central I'actic
roaus were given to poor men, and shu
Judging bv the bill
- - - '' ' v t c 4ll
gress asking an extension of time in which tc
pay their just debt to the government, they
iui jet,, air. i-resment, tr you shoul 1 con
clude to take a. trin tn Knn tV...i. r i .i--
the liberty to advise you to do, after congress
nuj.mi ua ui aiarcn, you will arrive at tho Oak
land pier early in tho morning, and stepping
aboard the miwprfnl bm.t ... ,
out in the harbor where the morning l.reezo
..m w j our ucugiiiea nostrils th j fra-
gr.'uice of orange blossoms from the orchards
iii the south.
Just "Pipe Oft" Nob mil.
As you stand in rapture and in awe, admir
iU4 the beautiful panorama which is passi ig be
fore you, your gaze will be attracted to the ori
ental magnificence and splendor of the effect of
the rising sun upon the abodes of humble but
virtuous poverty on Nob Hill. It will repay
you, Mr. President, later in the day to tike a
' loser look at those modest residences. There
yon will see the effect of careful investm nt of
government funds; yon will admire the beau'
tifn! granite brought from the hanks and braes
of bonmo Scotland, the lovely marble from the
quarries of Italy.
A Desirable Sort of Poverty.
Yon will return to your hotel. Mr. Pres
ident, much impressed with the majesty "of
Poverty, and perhaps may wish that von. too
were poor. Oo visit the shores of the Pac flc or
the watering places of the Atlantic; inquire
who are tho owners of tho more than regal
palace you see there, and you will be told they
!olong to some one of the poor fellows wl.o are
partners with the United States government
in the L me n and Central Pacific roads, while
every wave that whispers to ita fellows or
langhing flings its spray high np on the rocky
V Vvv-, ' , ""rmur ot tne forbearance
and gullibility of the American people."
A Silver Miner Who Wants No Fre- Sil
Washington City. Feb. 20. -At th9 sil
ver hearings yesterday opposition to the
free coinage idea came from an unusual
source. W. II. Beck, of Montana, engaged
in the mining business, said the present
law was better for the miner than free
coinage, as it withdrew from the market
54,000,000 ounces of silver a year and locked
it up in the treasury. Beck read an ab
stract from a letter from ex-Governor
White, of Montana, stating that ths senti
ment west was changing, and the people
were not looking for any further silver
legislation this session, and did not want
One Provision Suggested.
Absolute free coinage they think, said
Beck, will be detrimental to their inter
ests. He did not think that free coinage
alone could raise the price of silver bull
ion to its coin value. He asked that a
provision be put in the bill so as to allow
a person receiving money from the treas
ury the right to demand either silver or
gold, so that in case either metal should
go to a premium the receiver would not
ba forced to take depreciated money.
Two Sessions in One Day.
Washington City, Feb. 20 The bouse
took a recess yesterday until 8 p. m. to
hold a night session on the immigration
bill. The session broke the record. It
was practically two sessions in one day for
the first time in history. The journal
was read and approved, action that par
liamentary authorities consider irreg liar,
and the question of legality may be
raised. It will not hurt anything, how
ever, as nothing was done.
RATES ON WHEAT AND FLOUR.
A Decision of the Interstate Commerce
Commission Hade Public
Washington City, Feb. 20. The inter-,
state commerce commission yester
day made public an opinion in
which is announced the decision
in the case of the Kauffniann Mill
ing company, of St. Louis, Mo., against
the Missouri Pacific Railway company
And nineteen other railroad companies.
The rate on flour from points in Missouri
and Kansas to points in Texas Ls 5 cants
mgner than the rate on wheat transported
between the same points.
The Difference Not Unlawful. -
The comnlnint claimed that rutin nn
wheat and flour should beeauaL The
fommission decides that under the ccudi
tions existing in the territory in question a
rata of5ceut8 less per 100 pounds on
wheat than on flour is not unlawful, but
that a differential exceed fug 5 cents per
100 poundV works unjust discrimination
and is unlawful. The decision only ap
plies to the present situation in the ter
ritory in question and isjiot intended to
lay down a permanent rule for tba future,
nor to apply elsewhere.
The Congressional Summary.
Washington City, Feb. 80. In the sen
ate yesterday IngalU, in a brief address,
tendered hi resignation as president pro
tern, of the senate, to take effect on the
election of his successor. The credentials
of Vance as senator from North Carolina
for the term beginning March 4 next were
filed. Several bills of an unimportant na
ture were passed, after which the Indian
depre iations bill wasdiscussed and passed.
The Nicaragua canal bill was made the
unfinished business. At 6 p. m. the sen
The house, after consuming three hours
in the disposition of a claim bill, went
into committee of the whole on the post
office appropriation bilL Without dis
posing of the bill the bouse, at 6 p. m.,
took a recess until 8 o'clock last night,
the night session to be for the consid
eration of the immigration bill. Little
progress was made on the bill at the night
The Retort Acrlmonions.
Washington City. Feb. 20. In the
house yesterday Spriuger moved the refer
ence of a claim bill, and later wanted to
speak to the motion. Speaker Reed said
be was in doubt whether he bad the floor.
Springer retorted that K?ed was always
m doubt when a Democrat's rights were
The Speaker That is a gratuitous re
mark of the gentleman from Illinois, and
is one he will never have an opportunity
to reply to from the same position Lau"h
Springer It U true, nevertheless.
Pension for Admiral Porter's Widow.
Washington City. Feb. 20. McPherson
introduced a bill in the senate yesterday
(which was referred to the committee on
pensions) giving a pension of $2,500 a year
-"' vi Auniirai i orter.
COMING STREETER'S WAY.
Only Eight Illinois Republicans Refuse
to Go Into the Coalition Camp.
SrrtlNGFlELD, Ills., Feb. 20.-Bills were
introduced in the senate yesterday: For
iree ujxi-oooks in the public schools to be
loaned, or sold at whilesale nrice- m
pel owners of land to keep streams run
ning through the same clear of drift. Bills
to prohibit the truck-store system and es
tablish weekly pay days; to make eight
Lours a legal day's work and to make la
bor day a le-zal hnlidav .... i.i
considered by the labor committee. A
uumoeroiuag petitions, some of them
very long, were presented in the bouse.
They ask the hoisting daily on all public
schools of the national ensign.
Coming Round to Streeter.
The deal between the Republicans and
F. M. 13. A. men looks like it might suc
ceed, "if you only give it time." Yester
day the F. M. B. A. men had a conference
with Streeter and he gave them bis plat
form. He said he stood thus: Tariff on
luxuries as much as possible; a graduated
income tax to reach fabulous incomes
which escape taxation; free coinage of
silver or increased issue of greenbacks,
the silver to be of American production-anti-alien
law; the freedom of the ballot
everywhere, but the Lodge bill too radi
calwhere states do not secure free ballot
the government has the right to do so.
Ills Action ma Senator.
Streeter also said: "If I am elected
United States senator I pledge that I will
bean independent and will never enter
the caucus of either the Republicans or
Democrats. But on issues not germane
to the great agricultural party of this
state, if elected United States senator I
will, in consideration of the 10) votes given
us by the Republicans, vote with them
where I conscientiously can. On issues
which do not pertain to the interests of
the great agricultural people I will vote
with our friends. To do otherwise would
be ungrateful." This satislied the other
two F. M. B. A. men.
Results of the Ilallotlng.
The first ballot in joint session gave
Streeter 88 votes: Oglesby, 14; Philip Syd
ney Post, 1 Talbot. The next ballot was
the same, but on the next Reed aud Tal
bot, Republicans, went to Streeter. Not
withstanding some changes, the next bal
lot gave Streeter an increase of one vote,
and be had 94. The next ballot showed
no change, but on the next Streeter got
5, Hamer voting for him. There was no
change in the next ballot, but on the next
the 116th from the beginning Streeter
had 95. The session then adjourned. Pal
mer goLlOl every time. The Republicans
f till standing out and voting for Oglesby
were Senators Bacon, Crawford of Cook,
fcvans; Representative Chott, Ericson.
Hutchings, Lense and Stoker.
The Michigan Legislature.
Lansing, Mich., Feb. 20. -Bills were in
troduced in the house yesterday making
nn appropriation for a display at the
World's fair nnd creating a commission
to arrange it; increasing the special tax
on gross premiums of life insurance com
panies from 3 to 3 per cent.; providing for
the care of veterans of the war at the Sol
diers' home. Bills were introduced in the
senate: Compelling the purchase of dairy
and farm products direct from the farm
by the state institutions; increasing the
special tax on iron ore to 20 cents and on
copper ore to $5 per ton; joint resolution
limiting introduction of bills to the first
thirty days of the session, and red is trie t
ing the legislative districts.
Wisconsin Assembly Notes.
Madison, Wis., Feb. 20. The only im
portant business of the legislature yester
day was the passage of a joint resolution
opposing the unlimited coin ige of silver.
The assembly child labor bill, forbidding
the employment of children under 13 years
in factories, was amended by making the
age 14, and the bill was passed to its third
reading. The Prohibitionists were refused
the use of the chamber for a meeting.
The War In Chili Over.
London, Feb. 30. Advices from Chili,
byway of Buenos Ayrea, represent the
war as over, and that the negotiations be
tween Balmaceda and the insurgents are
making satisfactory progress. The insur
gent forces were recruited by a multitude
of working men who escaped from Val
paraiso and made their way to the rebel
- Powderly Cancels His Engagements.
ToPEKA, Kan., Feb. 20. Powderly left
for Scranton, Pa.. Tuesday afternoon,
having cancelled las western engagements.
It is now claimed that Senator-Elect
Kyle, of South Dakota, is not a citii n of
Shannon's flour mill at Butler, Mo.,
was burned Wednesday. Loss, 35,000;
insurance, f 13,000.
Work, on the World's fair site in Jack
son park, Chicago, was resumed Thurs.
day. The mob was not visible.
Mrs. McCormick died Tuesdav at Green
Point, L. L, aged 104 years. Within an
hour of her death she was walking about,
cheerful and well.
Professor Alexander Winchell, of the
Michigan university, a geologist of world
wide reputation, died at Ann Arbor,
The lower house of the Kansas legisla
ture has reconsidered its action in defeat
ing the woman suffrage bill, and has
passed the measure.
The Grand Opera bouse at Rochester,
K Y., was burned early Thursday. The
Windsor hotel, adjoining, was slightly
damaged. Loss, $75,000.
Dr. Henry Wade Rogers was Tbnrsday
formally inaugurated as president of the
Northwestern university at Evanston,
Ills., to succeed the late President Cum
The following national banks have been
authorized to commence business: Ohio
National Bank of Washington, at Wash
ington City, capital $200,000; Berlin Na
tional bauk, at Berlin, N. H., capital
The American Loan nnd Trust com
pany, of New York, which got into finan
cial trouble Wednesday, will probably re
sume business within a week. The com
pany has lost 500.000, b If its capital It
will be reorganized.
James W. Connorton. "Rad Jimmy," of
Chicago, who killed "Doc Haggerty
who was also "b:nP some time ago In a
saloon light, was acquitted Thursday on
the ground of self-defense.
The prisoners in the Fort Dodge, la.,
jail, had removed all the locks from the
cell doors, and were just about ready to
make a break for liberty, when the sheriff
"got onto" them and blocked their game.
Miss Fanning.a Providence, R. I., younir
woman, says that she has been cured of
paralysis by wearing around her waist a
package of clay from the grave of Mar
garet Hourmeois at Montreal. Margaret
was the founder of the Sisters of Notre
A waiter in a Richmond. Va., hotel hud
a few words with John 1 Sullivan
Wednesday, and when John started to "do
the moke up." the latter threw the con
tents of a coffee-pot into bis face. Before
John could recover the waiter bad vam
osed. Lynched an Indian.
Meridian, Miss., Feb. 20. Ben Pierce,
a farmer of Battlefield, Miss., was brutally
rc -red a few days ago by John Bull,
an Indian. Bull entered Pierce's house
and cut bis throat from ear tit ear.
Wednesday night neighbors took Bull
from the county j-til aud banged him to a
Kelly Goes with the Association.
PoucnKEEPSiE, N. Y., Feb. 20. Mike
Kelly and Arthur Irwin came into town
late Wednesday and met Brouthers an J
William Daly, and after a brief confer
ence signed them both for theBustou Asso
ciation club. Brouthers for first base and
Daly for pitcher.
Ooiug to Sea In a Tub.
Gloucester, Mass., Feb. 23. Capt. Will
iam A. Andrews has contracted with a
local firm to build a dory fifteen feet in
length over all, in which he proposes to
again attempt to cross the Atlantic ocean.
He will start June 27 if the boat is in
Fell Heir to S7.000,000.
Leaven wukth, Kan., Feb. 20. Fred
erickTheis, a farmer living in the Salt
creek valley, has left for California in re
sponse to a telegram announcing the
death of his unmarried brother, who left
him an estate valued at $7,000,000.
President Knon Dead.
New York, Feb. 20. H. K. Enos, the
president of the Missouri, Kansas aud
Texas railway, died yesterdiy morning
of pneumonia at his residence, 20 West
Struck a Rich Silver Mine.
Nelson. B. C, Feb. 20. One of the rich
ese silver mines in America has been
trnck in the Toad mountain district near
here. The ore assays as high as $10,000
The Weather We May KxpeeU
Washington Citt. Feb. 9.-Ttae following
are the weather indications for thirty-six hours
from 8 p. m. yesterday: For lows, Know;
southerly winds, becoming variable; colder
Saturday. For Indiana and Illinois-Rain or
now: slightly warmer; southerly winds. For
Lower Michigan Kain or snow Friday; warm
er; southeasterly winds. For Upper Michigan
Rain or snow Friday: slightly warmer;
southerly winds. For Wisconsin Rain or
snow; slightly warmer; southerly winds.
Ciiicacio. Feb. 19.
The quotations on the board of tradn to-day
were an follows: Wheat -Xo. 2 February,
opened Wc, rlumd ftVc; May. opened BTe,
cloned 87c; July, oiiened ui.?4C, closed fcic
Corn No. 3 February, opened Cltc, closed
Sc; Way, opened any, closed 5Tlc; July,
opened b.'HK'. cloeed Mc Oats No. z May.
opened 4oc, closed 4fijjc; June, opened and
closed 4lc; July, opened CVo, closed
Pork February, opened closed $!.;
March, opened $9.3S. closed $.); May, opened
$9,9 85, closed $.:. Lard-March, oierel
H.57V4. closed 15.65.
Lire stock Following were the prions at
the Union Stock yards: Hogs-Market opened
active and Arm, prices 5c higher; light grades,
$3.40(33.65; rough packing. $4.403.'LaO; mixed.
$&45&3.50; heavy packing and shipping lots.
$a363.75; pigs. $3.653.40.
Cattle Stackers and feeders. f2.4iHJt3.81
cows and bulla. $2-8U,3 50; calves, t2.SUM.Ool
Sheep Trade active; i.Sx&.M, Umbs, Jiiia
Prodnne: Bnttur Vmni amwbm an & v., .
dairies, finest fresh, 2.4334c; packing stock, li
OUc. Eggs Fresh candled. ISo per dos.
uiussiu pouitry-sjmcaeas; bsc per lb; docks
lftal&v tnrknn. M13i.. ao- - -
White Boss, 8ata per bv; Bed Boss, to;
uovruu, oo i ; , reeriess, bassuc; Bur bans,
WlSc. Sweet potatoes minoia, $3.0043 5)
V uw. Apples sjoonng, Kk.4LUU pr DO;
eating, KlMtfiOO; Michigan choice, $3.7534.00.
Nor York, Feb. 19.
Wheat No. I red winter. Si ll?, cash; do
February, tLWH; do March, $1.096; do May,
$LU5ft. Horn Nn. S mivaH KILO. K. .1- d-i.
ruary, 63c; do March, Ec. Oata-VuW; No.
t mixed cash, 63c4 do February, 63c: do
.utrcu, m xvyo nominal, naiiey Nomi
nal. Pork Dull; mesa. tlQ.5urrf.il ar. ur
Livestock: Cattle MarVet Sen, ii a
ins? in baavaa: dnaMd haaf .
aides, fiasco V Sheep Very limited basi-
i.i i a e avi . t .
-.i-m-,, mi m ji mu ks nogs
Nominally steady; hra hogs, fa jotfe a
The pcodIc at the World's
Dispensary of Buffalo, N. Y.,
have a stock-taking time once
a year and what do you think
they do? Count the number
of bottles that've been re
turned by the men and women
who say that Dr. Pierce's
Golden Medical Discovery or
Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescrip
tion didn't do what they said
it would do.
And how many do you
think they have to count.
One in ten ? Not one in five
Here arc two remedies
one the Golden Medical Dis
covery, for regulating and in
vigorating the liver and purify
ing the blood; the other, the
hope of weakly womanhood,
and they've been sold for
years, sold by the million bot
tles; sold under a positive
jritcirmitcc, and not one in five
hundred can say :
It was not the medicine for
And is there any reason
why you should be the one?
And supposing vou arc what
lose ? Absolutely
carefully prefiared prenerliMlona ; iwd for macr
rear hi private prat-lice with nO'-reM.od former
htrty years uned by the people. Erery alOKle Hpe
Clfle Is a unerlal rare for the dtatesM; named.
Theae Kiwlllm cure without druitKlntr. pvrr
Ina or redwing the svntetn. and are lu f.-u-t and
deed the eeverelgB rr aardiraertheW arid.
Uht or fRnrirAL aoa. rrntn. mrr.
I revera,! "UitMifion, mnammsflon...
IrylBK Co lie, or Teething-of Infants ,t
Harrbea. of Children or Adult ...
. r m n, v firm r ever, v orm V . MM . .
II radar bra. Kirk Headache. Vertigo ,t:
It) Itvapepaia, ill'iu Ktomarh .i'
1 1 fnobrraaed or Painful Periods,
i w a ilea, uw rroruae i-erino
1 3 C reep. Coturu, Iilmrnlt Hreathtnir ...
14 (alt Hbraaa, fcrral prlaa. Eruptions.
JO It beaaiallaai. Hheumatk- Palna....
In Fever and A car. Chills, alalarla....
17 l'tlea. Blind or Hleedlne
1f f'atarrh, InnDeoaa.CoM In the Head
'2 O U'kalaa t'mmab. Violent Couirh.
24 General lebilll .I'nysical Weakneas ,S
37 Kidney IHaeaae .77. HO
S P'"tii I'eainiy l.lia
30 I rlaary eakneaa. Wettlnsped.
S Diseases of thellrart.I'alpliaUoa 1.00
Rold by Thrngplata. or sent poatpald on Terelpt
Cf price, I) R. iiirapHaeTS' Min iu (144 pavna)
rlcnly hnand In cloth and iroid. msU-d free.
HTTMPHfiETS' MEDICINE CO.,
Cor. William and John Streets, Mew York.
ft lTieoeery. Orlplog, Hlllm Colic... .-i!
h Cholera 1M erbaa. Vomiting .U-
7 ('(ha. Cold, bronrhitta
N Biearalirlai. Toothache. kar-h
Ladies wearing AA, A, B, C, can be fitted at reduced rates.
Ladies Pebble Goat Shoe in A, B, C, D, E, EE, at a great sacrifice.
Misses' and Childrens' Shoes at a great reduction.
T "" " " " "
THE MOLINE WAGON.
Manufacturers ol FARM, SPRING and FREIGHT WAGOHS
A foil 'and complete Use of PLATFORM sad other Fprlaf Waroos, epeclsly dpte4 to taa
Western trade. of apenor workasatmkip as4 fta.!i. Il)mMrtu-4 nice list f ree oa
appUcatioa. See the MOUSB WAGON before parchaaiac.
MOVING SALE !
left in which ts dispose of their
CARSE & CO.,
" DAVIS & CO, ,
Steam Fitters. ;
pt rtock of
Pip, Brass Goods, Packing,
Hose, Fire Brick. Etc
Soto Arrets for
DEAN STEAM PUMPS and
SIGHT FEED LUBRICA10RS.
We fitractee erery oee perfect, sr4 m-i!l aeed Cl pa,
Tea.y day trial, to rrepoas.frie paruea.
Safety netting DoHert and Coatractora for
faraiing and Ujicf Water, and
1711 Frarr Arx.,
Rock Ialaad. Ciaoii.
Teiota lltA. Beoideeec Telrpaoa J00.
G-oods received by
CA.LL AXD XXAVrXE.
large stock of-
1622 Second Avenue.