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TH2 AltUUtt. TUESDAY, MARCH, 3. Ib91.
NO TIME TO TALK
Long Debates Not in Order in
"PUSH THINGS" IS THE WATCHWOBIX
riamb, However, Finds Time to Comb
Somebody Hair the Wrong Way A
Re a in of the Day' Rnnlnesii Appro
priations I trine Rapidly Agreed Fpon
Final Pannage of the Mall Subsidy
Tho Civil (Service Commlmlon In
dorsed In a Report Increase of the
Washington City, March a -One of the
Crt things tl.e senate tackled yesterday
whs the mail subsidy bill as passed by the
houe. Vest expressed himself opposed to
all manner of subsidies, and stated his ob
jections to t hem. The subsidy did not ap
ply merely to ve-sels to be built hereafter.
The Red Star line, with four American
built ships running from Philadelphia,
would receive a large subsidy without ex
pending a single dollar even for repairs;
and the Pncific Mail company would re
ceive $600,KK) a year without any farther
expenditure, hese companies were al
ready making money without any aid
from the treasury. But, at the risk of ap
p?aring inconsistent, he was willing (if it
would terminate the matter and prevent
bringing worse), to agree to the house
The Rill Brought to a Vote.
Morrill moved that the senate concur in
the action of the house, and Cameron, re
ply to Vest, said that so far as the Red
Star line of steamer was concerned it had
been doing business at a loss. The ques
tion being on Morrill's motion to concur,
Cockrell, Harris, and Reagan stated their
intention to vote against it, and Vest
stated his intention to vote for it, because
otherwise it was certain that the confer
ence report wonld make a worse bilL
After voting down half a dozen amend
ments offered by Vest, McPherson, and
Morgan (for free ships, reduction of sub
sidy, etc ), the vote was taken on Morrill's
motion ' to concur in the house amend
ment for postal subsidies. It was agreed
to yeas, 37; nays, 33 sendiug the bill to
How the Senators Were Recorded.
The vote in detail was as follows: Yeas
Aldrich, Allen, Blair, Carey, Carlisle,
. Casey, Chandler. Cullom, Davis, Dawes,
Dixon, Edmunds, Evarts, Farwell, Ilaw
ley, Hiscock, Hoar, Ingalls, Jones of Ne
vada. McConnell, McMillan, Manderson,
Morgan, Morrill, Pierce, Push, Sanders.
Fawyer, Sherman, Shoup, pronr, Stan
ford, Stewart, Stock bridge, Warren, V a- h
burn, Wilson 37.
Nays Bate, berry, Blackburn, Butler,
Call, Cameron, Coke, Colquitt. Daniel,
Faulkner, Frye, Georce, Gorman, Gray,
Hale, Hampton, Harris, Jones of Arkan
sas, Kenna, Mitchell, McCoy, Pasco,
Payne. Pettigrew, Plumb, Ransom, Rea
gan, Teller. Tnrpie, Vance, Vest, Wal
The French Spoliation Claims.
The general deficiency bill was reported
to the senate with a number of amend
ments, the most interesting of which was
the addition to the bill of the French spo
lia'lon claims, carrying an appropriation
of $l.4,09., with a proviso that in case of
bankruptcy of the original sufferers tue
awards shall be made on behalf of the
next of kin instead of the assignees. An
other amendment was Plumb's providing
for the transfer without examination to
' the classified departmental service of the
clerical force of the census office.
Plumb Talks Oat in Meeting.
While the proposition in the agricul
tural bill as to the use of untaxed spirits
in the manufacture of sorghum sugar was
under discussion Plumb made a bitter at
tack upon Morrill, who bad spoken
against it. He asserted that when the
tariff bill was before the senate a bounty
of 2 cents a pound was put upon maple su
gar as a matter personal to Morrill, and
on the statement made by members of the
finance committee that it would help to
re elect him to the senate from Vermont
And it had been kept in the bill be
cause the other senator from Vermont
(Edmunds) had threatened, in writing,
that if it was not kept in he would vot
against the tariff bill. He (Plumb) did
not like tosay these things, but they were
facta. The whole tariff machinery of the
government had revolved around the
point of 2 cents o pound on maple sugar.
The time would come when the finance
committee and all the people who stood
by interests of that kind, would be over
thrown. Morrill Replies and Plnmb Reiterates.
Morrill professed (ironically) to be very
much alarmed at Plumb's threat that,
young as he (Morrill) was, he was so soon
to be overthrown. Laughter. He (Mor
rill) had leen an early and constant advo
cate of the production of sugar from sor
ghum. The senator from Kansas was a
free lanre, and did not wish to be associ
ated with any party, except by himself.
Plumb repented, so that it might go into
permanent history, that Republican sena
tors had leen solicited as a matter personal
to the senator from Vermont, who was
absent sick, to vote for the bounty on ma
ple sugar because it would hi-lp him to be
re-elected, and he (Plumb) had voted for
it, with Hie distinct understanding that it
ihould le rejected in conference. Laugh
ter. When it did get in conference, the
Yankee came to the front, in the proposi
tion of the senator's colleague (Edmunds)
in writing, which was now in the pocket
of a senator, that, if that bounty on maple
sugar was not continued, he would be
paired against the tariff bill. That was
the way that Vermont "came it over" the
people of the United States on the sugar
Had to Propitiate Sampson.
Morrill, while not knowing what had
occurred when he was absent from the
senate, asserted that he had never asked a
man in Vermout to vote for idm; and yet
bis election was unanimous, so far as the
Republican members of the legislature
Plumb said that the senator from Illi
nois (meaning Cullom) had got in his
pocket the letter from Edmunds. That
senator had threatened to vote against
the tariff conference report unless the
bounty on maple sugar was kept in. If
Bampson had put his hands upon the
pillars of the temple tbey would have had
to come down, aud therefore Sampson had
been propitiated. Laughter.
Increase of the Public. Debt.
Washington Citt, March 3. The treas
ury department pulic debt statement
Issued yesterday shows an increase in the
public debt o $2,904,750 daring the
past month at tVbruary. The surplus in
the treasury is trt.3.413,777, or a decrease
during the past month of about $6,500,000.
Government receipts during February
past aggregated $29 filt.318,' or about fl,
250,000 less than in February, 1890. mss
THE CIVIL SERVICE LAW.
Report of the House Commltte
System Folly Indorsed.
Washington Citt. March 3 Lehlbach,
from the house commute on t he reform
in the civil service, submitted to the
house yesterday the report of the commit
tee upon the workings of the civil service
law. The investigation, the report says,
discloses that the public service has been
greatly benefitted since the appointment
of the civil j-ervice commission, and the
law on the whole well executed. One ob
jection to the present law is that the per
son who is appointed to a position .ifter
having passed an examination can ba dis
charged by a superior officer without
cause, and the committee feels that a rem
edy should be proposed, aud recommend
that the civil service law be remodeled in
order that the duties of the civil service
commisioner and the appointing officers
shall b clearly defined. .
Some Improvements Suggested.
Accompanying the report is a bill which
the committee recommend do pass, re
modeling the present civil sert ice law .
The law abolishes the civil service com
mission and creates the civil service office.
It provides for the appointment of one
commissioner, who shall be responsible
for the execution of the law. It provides
further that any appointing officer, after a
certification is maue, which shall not con
sist of more than three names those of
persons standing highest on the list
shall be compelled to select and appoint
one of this number. This he 11 not b
allowed to retuse to do, save upva presen
tation of his reasons in writing and the
formal approval o; the couunis-iouer. 1c
necessitates giving thirty days' notice to
persons selected lor removal, aud gives
i.nem tue right to demand a written
statement giving the reasons for theirdis
charge The Board of Examiners.
The bill also provides tor the appoint
ment of two tieputy commissioners, one to
be chief examiner and of different politics
from thecommissioner.ami theother secro
tary of the office. The bill separates all
examiners trom any persons serving in
the various departments of the govern
ment and creates a general board of ex
aminers who shall take charge of all ex
aminations. Local boards of examiners
will simply a.-ume nominal charge oi the
examination of applicants and will have
nothing to do with the tormulation of pa
pers or their marking and grading when
an examination is concluded. Under the
existing law it has been found that iwr
sons doing mechanical work Ciiu ie sub
jected to examination, and this is pre
vented in the bill offered.
Departmental Kxauiination Opposed.
la conclusion tue report sajs initi lut
committee feel satisfied that the examina
tions under the present system are being
conducted in a fair aud impartial manner,
aiid the departmental examinations, such
as have !een advocated by several bills in
troduced in the house and referred to the
committee, would lead to the pernicious
spoils system of ior.ner years. The recent
investigation lias shown that appoint
ments to positions in the public service by
depart mental examination will require
political or persoual influence rather than
merit on the part of tne applicant, and
will teud to degrade and cripple depart
mental work. It is the judgment of the
committee that any law which revives in
fluence, political or otherwise, as an at
tribute to appointments in fne public
service of the country should le ve
hemently opposed, and that no system
other than that in vogue at the present
time can furnish a safeguard against the
spirit of favoritism.
WHAT WAS DONE IN CONGRESS.
Another Long and Itusy Day fur Roth
Houites Rills Dipoed Of.
Washington Citt, March 3. In the
senate yesterday the bouse amendment to
the tonnage subsidy b'.ll was passed. The
bill now goes to the president. Mander
son was elected president pro tem
pore of the senate, succeeding Ingalls.
The credentials of James H. Kyle as sena
tor from South Dakota and of John B.
Gordon as senator from Georgia were
placed on file. The house bill correcting
the tariff law so as not to interfere with
the treaty of reciprocity with the
Hawaiian islands, and house joint resolu
tion appropriating $1,000,000 for the im
provement of the Mississippi river, to be
immediately available, were passed. The
postoffice appropriation bill whs
pa-sei with an amendment appro
priating $1,250,000 for the transporta
tion of foreign mails. The agricultural
appropriation bill was parsed with amend
ments. At 6 p. m. the senate took a recess
until 8 p. m. When the senate axaiu as
sembled the general deficiency bill was
completed in committee, but final
action postponed. It carries items
to pay the widows of Chief Jus
tice Waite and Justice Miller each one
year's salary, but the proposition to give
house employes a month's extra pay was
struck out. The house amendment to the
live stock inspection bill was agreed to, as
was the conference report on the bill to
give employes of the government printing
office 20 per cent, additional pny for night
work. The rest of the session was devoted
to eulogies on the late Representative
Phelan, of Tennessee, and at 1:55 a. m,
the senate adjourned.
In the house senate bill granting a pen
sion of $2,500 a year to the widow of Ad
miral Porter was passed. The conference
report on the copyright bill was reported.
An agreement was arrived at on all ex
cept the provision that the home copy
right shall not prevent the importation of
like articles from abroad. A furthercon
ference was ordered, and the house took a
recess until 8:30 p. m. At the night ses
sion the rules were suspended,
and the senate bill for the inspection
of live stock and its products was passed.
The conference report on tiie bill provi.l
ing for the publishing of 100.000 copies of
Secretary Rusk's report on diseases of
the horse was adopted. After partial ac
tion on several bills the coufereuce report
on the bill aut horizing the secretary of the
treasury to suspeud for one year the pro
visions of the act requiring steamers ply
ing on the lakes and inland waters to
cary life-carrying projectiles was agreed
to, and the house took recess at 1 a. in. to
10 a. in.
A Pertinent Inquiry Suggested.
Washington Citt, March 3. The com
mittee on contingent expenses reported
favorably to the senate yesterday a reso
lution instructing the finance committee
to inquire into the effect of the Mc Kin ley
tariff law on prices. The resolution went
over for future action. '
THE LATEST TRUST
Great Combination of Farmers
in Four States.
PERPETUAL CORNER IN PRODUCTS.
Scheme by Which the Supply of Grain
and Live Stock Can Be Limited at Will
and Prices Fixed by the Alliance The
Whisky Trust Taken as a Model-
Iowa Rjsiness Men Make War on
tanners' Stores by the Boycott Plan
A BenefiVent Combine.
Topeka, Kan., March 3 A new Alli
ance movement contemplates the forma
tion of a htge grain and livestock trust.
including Xebraska, Kansas, Missouri
and Iowa. Frank McGrath, president of
the tanners' Alliance, says that the proj
ect is one of the results of the failure of
the Alliance legislatures to pass certain
bills. Dist rict Alliance are leing formed
iu every co igression-il 'di-trict and provi
sions lieing made for building cold storage
and grain depots. The district Alliances
will be made up of sub-Alliances. Ia this
way a con-tmit communication from indi
vidual members of the Alliance is to be
had. "We will know how many cattle
each individual member of the Alliance
ha on hand," said Mr. Mi Grath, "and he
can hold them without selling for need of
reedy cah '
The Alliance the Only Buyer.
"A recor 1 of these facts will be kept. No
individual niemlier will sell his grain to
option turn or brokers, but when he is
obliged to sell, the grain will be taken by
the AlHwe The same thing will follow
with cattlf . We will have agents in Kan
sas City, Chicago and St. Louis who will
keep the ristrict Alliance posted as to
tli' marke- and the deman 1. Upon this
information the deman 1 will be supplied.
an l no nv-vre. at a fixed price determined
by the All ance. Xo option wheat will be
on the market. 1 here will be no specu
lating on grain before harvest. The four
states in this trust will practically con
trol the wheat and cattle markets of the
Modeled After the Whisky Trust.
"The crm mission each day will wire
farmers to send in a certain amount of
wheat or cattle, as the case may be, call
ing on the ones who are the hardest
pressed for cash. The amount demanded
to supply the market that day will be ap
portione 1 among the district i -qually, and
in turn n pport lonod bv the district Alli
ance. Xo farmer who is a member of the
Alliance will sell his products till called
upon. Py this plan wheat fluctuations in
prices will be avoided. Other state Alli
ances are expected t join the movement.
The new scheme is modeled in detail after
the whisk v trust. We have derided that
we in ist iiht th; devil with fire; that is.
we must fight trusts and combinations
with trus-s and combinations."
WAR AGAINST FARMERS' STORES.
Iowa Business Men Propose to Go Into
Des Moines. Ia., March 3 War has
broken out lietween the Farmers' Alli
ance and the State Husiness Men's asso
ciation. The Alliance is instituting farm
ers co-operative stores All over the state.
It is alleged that thy hire cheap man
agers, an 1 sell goods at just enough ad
THnce to pay expense. The Business
Men's association have sent notices to all
jobbers that none of their members will
buy from firms who sell to the Alliance-
Two Alliance men were in the city yester
day ende vc ring to place an order for $3.-
000 wort a of groceries, but the jobbers all
r.-fused to sell to them. In retaliation
the Alliance people will refuse to patron
ize memtiers of the Uusiness Men s asso-
A Hairy Trust Organized.
ST. Louts. March a Several of the
largest dairy companies in this city have
organize 1 a trust to be known as the
Dairy company, with a capital stock of
$300,000. William L. Huse, the prime
mover i'i the new concern, said that it
was for a reduction of expense and an
eventual decrease in price and an increase
in purity of milk to the consumer.
British Protectionists Very Busy.
London', March 3 The British protec
tionists are settihg to work with great
earnestness, and, it is said, the cordial
good will of the Conservatives. CoL How
ard is indefatigable in urging his views
on his f t How-member of parliament, and
he has t le statistics of depression at Shef
field, Manchester, Bradford and other
places at, his finger ends. His latest story
is that the plush trade of Manchester has
been ruined by the McKinley bill. The
royal corn mis-fon on labor proposes to
take testiiuoney ou this cubject with a
possible view to the next election.
The Illinois Legilature.
SrRlXUFIEU, Ills., March 3. Two sen
ators and ten representatives were preseut
in the joint assembly yesterday. Senators
Caldwell and Rickert, Representatives
Curtis, Jones. Laughlin. Merritt, and
ilk m on voted for Palmer 7. Cockrell,
Graham, Lyman of Cook, Moore, and
Taulietieck voted for Streetcr 5. Talbot
voted for Oglesby. In the Louse Jones
present ed a iietiiion for the passage of the
school flag bill. After the joint session
the house adjourned. Iu the senate Rick
ert pre ided. Nothing was done.
Will Be Hough on the Boomers.
Kansas Citt, Mo., March 3. A special
to The Star from Arkansas City, Kan.,
stys: A detachment of K troop cavalry
under Lieut. Gold and twenty-four Indian
scouts under Lieut. Walker left Camp
Merritt, south of here, yesterday morning.
They are stationed in a line twenty-five
tailed long, and will travel back and forth
across the Cherokee strip aud eject all
boomers and- settlers. Arms and ammu
nition will be confiscated and all houses
and stationary tents will be burned.
. The Bakers' Trade Union.
Indianapolis, March 3. The Bakers'
and Confectioners' International uuion.
representing the United States and Can
ada, is holdiug its annual meetinz here.
Secrets ry Delabar's annual report shows
the additiou of forty-three unions and
2,500 members within the past year. The
total niembersbio is now 8, 75 J. The meet
ing will coutinue for three days.
Parnellite Taettos In Ireland.
Dublin, March 3. The committee
rooms of the McCarthyites at Kilrusb
were broken into Sunday night and ser
es l musical instruments were stolen or
destroyed. The Parnellites are blamed
for the affair.
We have just received the first shipment of oar new stock of
FOR THE EAKLY-
Spring season of 1891.
t3"We invite everybody to call and examine them
The Pioneer Clothier and Hatter,
115 and 117 West Second Street, DAVENPORT, IA.
We are opening the most complete line of Hardware specialties ever offrrei la rock
Island beside our rtgalar s ock of sup's and builders Hardware
and Mechanics tools.
Poeket, Table ss Kitchen Cutlery,
Nails, Stxxl Goods, Tinware, Stoves, Etc.
SPKCI4LTIE-Cliimax Cooks and Range. "Florid." sod Wl bcr Hot Water Braler.
Florida Steam Boilers. Pasteur Germ Proof Filters, Economy Fsrnarea, Tin
and Sheet Iron vork, Plsmbing, Coppersmitbinf azd Meant F.ttlor .
1823 Second avenne, Kock Island.
ATTORNEY AT LAW Office with S. T. Sea
worthy, 1735 Second Avenne.
JACKSON & IIUKST,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW. Office in Rock Island
Nations) Bank Building, Rr,k Island. 111.
X.D. SWXEHST. C. L. WALKS.
sweexey k walker,
ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELLORS AT LAW
Office In Benetton's Mock, Rock Island, IU.
MiEMRY k McESIBY,
ATTORNEY'S AT LAW Loan money on good
security, make collections. Reference. Mitch
ell A Lynde. bankers. Offloe In Poetofflc block.
THE DAILY ABtiCS.
FOR SALE EVERY EVENING at Crampton'a
News Stand. Five cents per copy.
DBS. RUTHERFORD at BUTLER
GRADUATES OF THE ONTARIO VETERNA
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Office! Tindall's LiTery stable; Residence: Orer
Asters Bakery, market square.
WM. 0. KULP.D, D,S,
OFFICE REMOVED TO
Rooms M, 7, 28 and a,
Take Elevator. DAVENPORT, La.
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104-100 FrankJin-St.. CMcatso.
Successor to Adamson & Rnick,
Rock Island, 111
Shop Nineteenth St., bet. First and Second Avenue,
GeneralJobbing and Repairing promptly done.
t3f8econd Hand Machinery bought, sold and repaired-
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Choice Family Groceries
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A first-class stock of Oroeeries taa.tvUl.be sold at lowest IWei pri es.
Oieap farms for sale or rent: land fur stock
tranches, colonies or Investments.
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