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Rock island .Daily Argu
ROCK ISLAND, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10, I8tll.
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'Some mew are born great,
Some achieve greatness, anil
Some have; greatness thrust
Upon them." SIIAKPESARE.
But it's different with their clothes.
They are mostly born without clothes.
Nearly all have clothes thrust upon
them when they are small, afterward
they have to achieve their clothes.
Some achieve good clothing and some
don't; it's owing to where they buy it.
Those who buy the London Clothing
Company's .tlothing get the best. It is
easier, too, to achieve the London Com
pany's clothing; it costs less. People
are getting weary of paying for the
name of having their clothes tailor
made when they can get them so much
better of us for a great deal less money.
The London Clothing Company has
achieved its reputation through intrin-
sic worth, and merits the esteem of the
People by its better values. We think
we have achieved the heighth of excel
lence in our Fall Goods,- -pattern, style
and quality all the best. Values better
A CASE OF MOMENT.
The McKinley Bill Before the
BRIEFS OF THE PLAINTIFFS ON FILE
A Michigan Cane and a Declaration of
the 1-ale Justice Miller Cited Against
the Validity of the Whole Tariff Law
Educational Statistics from the Cen
ns Bureau Morgan's Defense of Su
perintendent Porter A . Permanent
Bureau Proposed Notes Official.
Washington, Oct. 10. Steinbach &
Co., of New York, and Marshall Field &
Co.. of Chicago, plaintiffs in two of the
cases Involving the constitutionality of
the! McKinley tariff act, have filed briefs
n the supreme court of the United States,
basing them chiefly on the claim that the
omission by the enrolling clerk of the to
bacco rebate section stricken from the
original bill by the senate and restored in
conference makes the act void. Majy
si railar cases are quoted, citing the de
cisions of state courts, holding that the
omission of a clause in the draft of a bill
makes it invalid. One case cited is that
of a bill passed by the Michigan legisla
ture, but placed on the statute book with
out some modifications made in assem
Quoting a Judge Against Himself.
The Michigan supreme court in decid
ing this case said: "It is to be deeply re
gretted that so important a law as this,
covering a subject of great public inter
est, should, because of the gross careless
ness, or worse, of some one, be wiped
bodily from the statute books. But the
courts are not responsible for this."
Judge Somerville, of Alabama, who, as a
member of the board of general apprais
ers, wrote the opinion of the board sus
taining the validity of t he McKinley act
against the protests of the importers, is
quoted in a decision he made while a jus
tice of the supreme court of Alabama in
which he rules differently, taking toe
same ground as the Michigan court did.
One of Justice Miller's Declarations.
Both briefs cite an opinion of the late
Justice Miller, of the federal supreme
court, in support of their claim that the
sugar bounty clause of the McKinley act
is unconstitutional. Justice Miller de
clared that "to lay with one hand the
power of the government npon the prop
erty of the citizen and with the other to
bestow it npon favored individuals to aid
private enterprises and build up private
fortunes is none the less a robbery be
cause it is done under the forms of law
and is called taxation. This is not legis
lation. It is not a decree under legislative
forms; nor is it taxation."
' Another Claim Against the Bill.
The briefs claim that the power given
the president in the third section of the
McKinley act 'to reimposer aUTrM Bpull
tea, coffee', sugar and hides at bis discre
tion is so obviously unconstitutional as
tq preclude argument.
STATISTICS ON EDUCATION.
Comparative Attendance on Public ond
Washington, Oct. 10. The census bu
reau has issued an extra bulletin on edu
cation as a summary of statistics hereto
fore published, but bringing returns of
private and parochial schools up to Jaly
1, 1891, and giving parochial schools by
states and by communions. The total
school enrollment for the United States,
reported July 1. 1891, was close to 14,230,-
000; the total public school enrollment,
including about 65,000 in universities,
schools for training teachers and so on,
near 12.730.000; in private schools and in
parochial schools not far from 750,000
each. A table gives the national popu
lation and school enrollment of each dec
ade from 1840, when the first educational
census was taken.
Schools Gain Faster Than Population.
This shows a sain of population from
16S0 to 1870 of 66. 6 per cent.; from 1870 to
18U0 of 32.41 percent.; of school enroll
ment, from 1850 to 1870 of 97.94 per cent.;
from 1870 to 18H0 or trf.ai per cent.. Indi
cating nearly the same relations of popu
lation and school enrollment in each pe
riod, notwithstanding the great local
changes meantime. The relations of white
and colored attendance in the south fill
two tables, indicating that 21.68 per cent,
of the whites and 18 56 per cent, of the
colored population were enrolled in
schools in the census year, while the gain
over 1880 was 45.91 per cent for the white
and 61.58 per cent, for the colored.
(one Facta Abont Parochial Schools.
Eleven communions are given as main
taining parochial schools, the Catholics
having more than twice as many pupils
as all others, and the Lutherans are about
one-fifth of the whole number. A table
presents the public and private schools
grouped as superior, secondary, and ele
mentary, given as suggestive rather than
authoritative, in toe an-esent condition of
school records. Public schools apparent
ly hare about twelve times as many ele
mentary pupils as private schools: are
close to the private acnools in secondary
pupils; and have less than half as many in
superior instruction as private institu
Beligioa la Indian Schools.
Washington, Oct 10. Dr. Dorchester,
the superintendent of Indian schools, in
his report to the commissioner of Indian
affairs, says that be has made 163 visits to
schools located in thirty-four different
agencies. He says that from church au
thorities he learns that the Roman Catho-
lio Indian population in the Dakotas
is 4,740, while from 10,500 to 11,000 are of
A PERMANENT CENSUS BUREAU.
Indorsed by Democratic Statesmen
Comments of Senator Morgan.
Washington, Oct. la Superintendent
Porter, of the census bureau, is authority
for the statement that the question of the
establishment of a permanent census
bureau will be brought to the attention
of both houses of congress as soon as they
assemble, in compliance with a resolution
of the senate. Senators Morgan of Ala
bama. Voorhees of Indiana, and Call of
Florida, who are in the city, indorse the
idea. Senator Morgan says that so cen
sus has ever yet given satisfaction, and
under the present law it is not likely
that any ever wilL
Takes No Stock In Porter's Critics. .
"To take the census as it is now taken,
and expect it to be well done," said he, "is
like trying successfully to fight a great
battle with raw troops who have not had
twenty-four hours drill. As it is the cen
sus is bound to be imperfect. I have
heard of the criticisms of Mr. Porter's
work, but I can say that, as far as my
own a: ate is concerned, I know of no crit
icisms, and as far as I can judge the work
has been very fairly done. One thing is
due Mr. Porter. No census in the same
length of time has been so far advanced
as the eleventh census is now."
Bids on Michigan Public Buildings.
WASHiNGTON.Oct. 10. Bids were opened
yesterday for constructing the public
building at Jackson, Mich. The lowest
bidders were Brooks, Howard & Conway,
of Jackson, at $31,007. Bids were also
opened for the heating apparatus for the
Kalamazoo, Mich., public building. The
lowest bidders were McCawley & Bros.,
of Kalamazoo, at 4,185.
New National Banks Authorised.
Washington, Oct. 10. The comptroller
of the currency's certificates authorizing
the following national banks to begin
business were issued yesterday: Oberlin
National bank, Oberlin, Kan., capital
$50,000; First National bank of Bluefield,
W. Va., capital, lfO.000.
Barely 0,000,000 of Them Left.
Washington, Oct. 10. Up to the close
of business yesterday the treasury de
partment had redeemed tl9.517.050 431 Per
bonds, leaving outstanding 15,987,650.
POLICEMAN MORTALLY WOUNDED.
Ills Blorderer Caught Through a Boy Who
Wasn't a Boy at All.
Helena, Mont., Oct 10. Anaconda,
Helena and Butte have been treated to a
series of bold highway robberies during
the past week. Thursday night Police
man John Grogan, in attempting to ar
rest Henry Clark on suspicion of being
implicated in the thefts, was shot through
the right breast. Although mortally
wounded Grogan continued firing at the
fleeing man until he disappeared. Yes
terday morning Policemen Beck and Gib
son saw a boy walking down the North
ern Pacific track toward East Helena.
and, his actions being queer, the officers
decided to search him. They found on
his person a watch stolen from Conduc
Was a Very Lucky Capture.
The prisoner was lodged in jail, when it
was discovered that the supposed boy was
a woman. She asked to send a note to a
friend. This note was addressed to Clark,
and the police, following up the messen
ger, found their man and lodged him in
jail. Yesterday afternoon be was taken
to the bedside of the dying policeman and
identified. The mayor has sworn in a
fat ge force 'of ritfi ptrilw togusni't)ie
jail. The woman is 2D years old and de
clares that her name is Birdie Miller.
Her parents are well-to do people in Ore
gon. TEST OF TPYE-SETTING MACHINES.
An Interesting Rivalry to Take Place
Next Week at Chicago.
Chicago, Oct. 10. A special committee
of the American Newspaper Publishers'
association consisting of Colonel Freder
ick Driscoll. of the St. Paul Pioneer
Press; F. H. Woods, of the Boston Herald,
and Major W. J. Richards, of the Indi
anapolis News, will conduct a type-setting
machine contest during the coming week
in the Chicago Evening Post building."
The machines which will compete are the
Mergen thaler linotype, the Rogers typo
graph, the McMillan type-setting ma
chine and the St. John typo-bar. Com
mencing Monday, Oct. 12, the test will
continue privately for six days, and for
one week thereafter, commencing Mon
day, Oct., the machines will be on exhibi:
tion to the public and newspaper men
A New Stereotyping Method.
This test is the first of the kind ever
held. To assist them in their work the
committee will have with them the fore
men of their composing rooms, and the
capacity of the machines for superseding
the work of setting type by hand will be
thoroughly investigated. At the same
time there will be exhibited also a new
method of stereotyping known as the cold
stereotyping process, whereby plates are
made with a rapidity never before at
tained and without heating the type.
Broke Herself In Two.
Louisville, Ky., Oct. 10. The $4,000
filly, Allie W., 2 years old, 'by Giles
Johnston, dam Netty Wilton, by imp.
Buckden, "owned by McKeever Bros.,
died Thursday at the Louisville Jockey
club grounds. She fell in a race Wednes
day and a post-mortem revealed the fact
that she had literally broken herself in
A Chicago Man "Slopes."
Chicago, Oct. 10. Joseph L. Wilson,
nntil within a few days ago the trusted
minute clerk of Judge Murray F. Tuley
and the receiver of several concerns, is a
defaulter and a fugitive upon the face of
the earth. How much in dollars and cents
he is "short" is not known. It may not
be more than (5,000. It may be $100,000.
Stanley Starts for Australia.
London, Oct. 10. Mr. and Mrs. Henry
M. Stanley and Mrs. Tennant, mother of
Mrs. Stanley, started for Australia yes
terday. Mr. Stanley is still lame as the
result of his recent accident in Switzer
land, and is com pelled to use a crutch and
stick in walking.
Ted Frltchard Sentenced to Prison.
London, Oct. 10. Ted Pritcbard, the
English pugilist, has been sentenced to
imprisonment for one month for having
recently made a cowardly assault npon a
barkeeper, who request the fighter to
leave a saloon in which he was creating a
Racing Events at Chicago.
Chicago, Oct. 10. Following are given
the winners of the races yesterday at Gar
field park: Rio Grande, mile, 1:05; Wil
li H. Coffin, a prominent banker of'
Des Moines, la., aied suddenly in New j
Professor Jowett, the distinguished au-,
thor and professor in Oxford university. I
is so ill that his recovery is not looked!
for - - j.
A. S. Mann & Co , dry goods merchants ',
of Rochester, N. Y., have failed for
The Oliver & Roberts AVire company, '
of Pittsburg, is unable to meet its paper, -
and has asked its creditors for time. '
The Standard Jonrnal Bearing . com
pany, of Chicago, has assigned.
Ed Neal was hanged at Omaha for the
murder of Allan and Dorothy Jones. He
confessed his crime on the scaffold.
Cudahy Bros, are said to be about to
establish new stock yards ten miles south
of Milwaukee. ..
Vanderbilt's English built yacht "Con
queror" has been seized at New .York for
duties. He will fight the case in the
courts. . .v..,, , . . .
John G. Otis, Alliance congressman
from the Fourth Kansas district, wants
the government to print and issue $2,000,
000,000 in paper money on the old green
back "this is a dollar" plan. . ''
Richard Porsch, one of the best known
German editor of Wisconsin, and for
many years president of the German
Press association of the state, died of
John and Wade Felder, brothers, were
hanged at Rusk, Tex., for the murder of
Yonce Thompson Aug. 17, 1890.
The Illinois state board of equalization
has appraised Cook county to be worth
for taxation purposes about $68,000,000, or
3b per cent, of the entire appraisement of
the state, not counting the railway ap
praisement. The board appraised Pull
man stock at $ 1.56 on the dollar. ....
Clyde Maddux, of Wichita, Kan., 21
years old, has been convicted of the mur
der of John Mullen, whom he shot on
Mullen's own doorstep. This was Mad
dux's second murder.
Robert Schilling, the third party secre
tary, says that South Dakota farmers will
pay off their mortgages with the money
from this year's crops.
The wheat crop in the Red River valley
is still in the fields unthreshed and wet
weather is rapidly ruining it.
No rain has fallen in Alabama for a
month, and late crops are drying up.
Cincinnati is making a long pull and
a strong pull for the national Republican
convention. She says Chicago ought to
be satisfied with what she has already
A Base Ball Pitcher Murdered.
Nashville, Oct. 10. William Amacher,
a well-known race horse owner ard
trainer, shot and killed Pat Milliron,
pitcher for the Nashville Maroons, and
who is also connected with race horses,
last night, at West Side park, this city.
The trouble is supposed to have occurred
abont a woman. Amacher called Milliron
to the stable door and shot him without'
warning. " ' .
Colonel Ochiltree as a Mulhatton.
London, Oct. 10. Colonel Ochiltree has
arrived from the Continent and is stop
ping at the Century club. It is now
stated that Colonel Ochiltree was respon
sible for the report that the Russians Lad
crossed the Pruth, and the other story
about the sultanl proposing to strangle
his ex-grind vizier. Since the colonel's
arrival in London continental war news -has
been entirely flaU j-
Consul Williams Alive and Well.
New York, Oct 10. Ramon L Will
iams, United States consul general at Ha
vana, who was reporiu some time ago to
-have died in Cub .' yellow fever, has re
turned home ir rfect health. -.
America i rodoclog Her Own Sale. ,
London, Oct. 10. The Salt union com
plains of a decrease of exports, owing to
the fact that America is largely supplying;
her own wants.
.; Chicago. Oct. s.
Following were the quotations on the board
of trade today: t Wheat No. S October,
opened 87c,' closed 98c; December, opened
WHic closed fl.OUHu; year, opened 97c, closed
vTJsc. Corn No. October, opened KMC.
closed &c: November, opened and rioted
4K$c; year, opened and dosed 43c Oata
No. 2 October, opened and closed aBrac;
November, opened and closed xTso: May,
opened and closed SOJsc. Pork October,
opened $!.6Ji, closed $9.5S. December,
opened (U.8U, closed $9.70 January, opened
(12.3U, closed J 12JJ5. Lrd October, opened
K.6&, closed 6.t36-
Live stock-Following were the prices at
the Cnion Stock yards today: Hogs Market
active and firm: prices 5 cents higher on
the better grades: shippers accepting Increased
nnmber: sales ranced l2.0Uii.35 pigs, $4.iQ
&.U5 light, HJMtxA.W rough packing.
bJSO mixed and S4.802j.3a heavy packing and
Cattle Market rather quiet; buyers v"g-
hold slowly: prices unchaneed:quotations rang- .
ed at $B.(JUjiJ5 prime to shipping steers, (4.40 '
fj&VO good to fancy do., to.VMHA.M common to
fair do- S3.tt&4.23 butchers' steers. S2.UKi2.;s
Blockers. S2.1UO3.10 Texans, S2.50&4. grangers, '
lauUii.Zi leeders. SLoUftLjO cows, $L403.0U
bulls, and $2.5oai00 veal calves.
Sheep Market rather active.' and prices
unchanged; quotations ranged at $S.5fta4.5
westerns, J3.aoas.00 natives, and $.lSOgflO
Produce: Butter- Fancy separator. So ner
lb: dairies, fancy fresh, la&Wo; . packing
stocks, fresh, 12)&13c. Eggs Loss off. 18c
per dos. Live poultry Old chickens, lOo par
lb: spring, lie; roosters. 5&5J4c; turkeys,
mixed, 10c: ducks, 8?as spring, 8ttc '
Potatoes Home grown, 402Sno per sack: Wis
consin and Michigan, fair to choice, STVtto par
bo: sweet potatoes, Illinois, suuetUo Bar buU
Jerseys, ti.6U42.75. Apples Or cooking,
60ofttL00 per bol; eating, tJ&aZ,W. Cran-
berriea Cape Cod. fancy., flSUjtfM par bbl;
common, t6.iXXji6.UX .,
New York. ''
Usw Toaa. Oct. t-
Wheat No. t red winter cash, SL.07H; do
December, $1-09?$.. Corn No. S mixed cash,
lKc; do December, 64Hc Oats-Firmer;
No. 2 mixed cash. 33Hcf do '. December..
a&Ho. Kye Film; 4&7o delivered. Barley-Firm;
Milwaukee, 72c Pork-Steady:
tlL75&2.1i2S for - new mess. Lard Quiet;
November, 17.01; January . $7.04. - :
Live Stock: Cattle Trading active at an ad
vene of 10c per KO lbs tor all grades; poorest
to best native steers, $3.55.tt per 100 lbs;
Texans and Colorado, $8.ia&4.S0. Sheep sad
Lambs Sheep quiet and steady; lambs in
good demand at anadvanoe of Ho per lb
slice p. 4.uuajn par lou lbs; lambs. tSMWtM
low, x mue, i:ia; non.ua xiowara, i mue, I ZMzrZ,lZAZTuSI irrT JCiTzr
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