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Rock Island Daily Argxj
ROCK ISLAND, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 1891.
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st on a Few Cheap Socks I
Cheap Collars and Cheap Ties,
WE GIVE THEM AWAY,
'Oivoats for men and boysfthe very latest style and best quality at killing
r men and boys, the very latest style and best quality at killing prices.
"ior men and boys, the. very latest style-and best qualityat killing prices.
"irA earan immense assortment and best quality at killing prices.
iid overshirtsan immense assortment at killing prices.
2re Miitsan immense assortment at killing prices.
'ear-an immense assortment and the very latest styles at killing prices.
vc n end to them at killing prices.
r,d caps, the very latest styles and best quality at killing prices.
Leilas, the largest assortment at killing prices.
k anj valises, an immense assortment at killing prices.
:m'h ickets, an immense assortment at killing prices.
Killing and Slaughtering Prices at the
D O N
THE REED QUORUM.
ts Validity Up Before the Su
APT LETENDS THE HOUSE RULES.
The Word "Present" an Important feat
ure of the Case Rumors or a Row He
tween Wanamaker and Roosevelt
Amusement at the White House Six
Handed Kuclire in Favor Just Now
l'ngh's View of the Silver Question in
Ieniocratic Politics Official Ncnl
Washington-, Nov. 2S. A brief has
been filed for the government m the su
preme court of the United States by
Solicitor General Taft in the case of t be
United States (appellant) vs. Iiallin, Jo-
sph & Co., knowu as the "quorum case,"
brought to test the "legality of Speaker
Reed's methods in counting a quorum.
The case conies to the supreme court on
an appeal from the United States court
for southern district of New York. Hai
ti, Joseph & Co. are importers. They
complain that the collector at New York
ollecteil as duty upon sixteen cases of
w.irsted cloths imported by them more
money than the law permitted, and they
seek to obtain a refund of the illegal ex
cess, holding that the tariff act is invalid
on the ground that there was not a qior-
um of the house present and vutiuu' w lieu
some rff the action thereon was taken.
The Government in 3efene.
In his 1 rief Solicitor General T ift i;ivrs
the position of the K'vtrumont as follows:
The present? of a majority of the members
oToithcr house eoiwtitntes a quorum to do
b MMiiess. Members, if liresent, are a vivvt of
1 10 required quorum to do business. tuouKQ
t ley do not vote. This is shown first by tho
context of the constitution providing in
effect tbnt a ouoi iuu to do busi
ness mav I obtu'uod bv eoini'eil- '
; the "presence" of absent memlsrs;
nnd. by the hir-torv of the clause in tho eon
sMtutional convention; and. third, by the com
mon law nieaninrof the teim "quorum."
The J'oivpr of the Mouse.
Each bouse, by virtue of its constitutional
power to determine the rulesof its proceeding.
may ascertain the presenceof a quorum by any
means or agency it may choose to select, and
after such ascertainment the house, by virtue,
of its Inver to keep a journal of its proceed
ings, may. as it did here, make the journal
show the truth. and therebvconclnsivcly estab
lish the fact of the presence of a quorum. The
bill received the affirmative vote of a majority
of the quorum and was lawfully passed.
ROOSEVELT AND THE POSTOFFICE.
ltiimors Current That All Is not a
Happy as is Iesiral!e.
Washington, Nov. 2s. The published
report that charges had been preferied
against Civil Service Commissioner
Roosevelt in a report lodiid with the
president which might lead to Lis ret ire
nient, could not be verified yesterday. It
Is believed at. the postoffiee department,
however, that an investigation Las been
made under the direction of Postmaster
General Wanamaker into Kossevell's in
vestigation last spring of the auti-civii
service political methods ic vogue in the
Baltimore postotticc, and there is also a
general belief that lie will forward a re
port thereon to the president.
"Ted" Is an Able Tighter.
Commissioner rVosevell is not in the
city. His colleagues on the commission
have nothing to say about the rumors, ai-
leciuc that lioosevelt w.u!d be more than
equal to the task of minding hts own lius-
ncss. Friends of the absent, commis
sioner say that nothing would be more to
bis taste than an open encounter with
Wanamaker. They say he has refrained
froi.t iimuKuratini; any such strife, but
they are sure that he will assume the hi;
pressive if the postmaster general gives
him an opportunity to do so. At the
civil service commission rooms but little
attention is being paid to these reports.
What He Found at Italtimore.
It is stated there that Roosevelt went
Aver to Ualtimore in March last to inves
tigate charges alleging that federal em
ployes were violation the law. The testi
mony taken contains the admissions of
pDstoffice employes that they participated
in a primary elections (which is prohibited
by postal regulation), mid that they col
lected money for political purposes (which
is contrary to law). The postmaster took
no steps to prevent or punish these viola
tions, and for this be was censured in a
report made by Commissioner Roosevelt.
PUGH ON THE SILVER QUESTION.
The Alabamian Tells What He Wants
of the Democratic Convention.
Washington, Nov. 2S Senator Push,
of Alabama, in a letter written recently,
states what be holds to tie the position of
free silver men in the Democratic party,
as follows: "All that the frlendsof silver
demand it what the Democratic party in
every national convention has done with
out a single exception keep the Taxation
and currency together as co-ordinate and
co-equal subjects of remedial legislation,
Neither tariff reform nor financial reform
has ever been ignored or abandoned, or
one fcubord nated to the other, in any
Democrat platform during the life time
of the party.
Will I'ersevere in the Faith.
"If the friends of silver y.re to be classed
as unwise counsellors and unsafe leaders
because tbey insist that the silver issue
shall not be abandoned or ignored in the
presidential contest of lb92, all the
friends of silver have to say is that they
are accustomed to such classification and
hope to be able to persevere in the vindi
cation of their convictions aud integrity.
As Democrats and friends of free coinage
tbey protest agaiust being retired from the
councils of the Democratic party because
they are unwilling to allow the corporals'
guard of gold representatives to dictate to
the friends of silver and silence and post
pone them in their just detrtauds."
WHITE. HOUSE DIVERSION.
The President's Favorite Game of Cards
and How He Plays.
Washington, .Nov. 28. Six handed
euchre is the favorite diversion of Presi
dent Harrison on leisure nights at the
White House, and be has an enthusiastic
supporter in Secretary Tracy, who hearti
Jj eniovs this same of cards. Even when
the election returns were being received
at the executive mansion there was a
party in the family sitting room, adjoin
ing the oval apartment where the cabinet
usually holds its sessions, aud piay was
only temporarily suspended when news
began to arrive from Ohio.
Learned It Out West.
It was while on his western trip a year
ago that the president was initiated into
the mysteries of the game of which he has
Bince betwvs a devotee in preference to
staid whist. Probably no one who has
ever played six-handed euchre ever laid
down the joker with a more complacent
or sat i fled air than the president of the
United States does when one of his oppo
nents bids five for the privilege of making
The Ladies Take Hands.
"Count U3 live, please," is his invariable
expression, "and you good people go back
five points for your recklessness." Ladies
of the White House invariably participate
in these evening euchre parties, and Mrs.
Harrison, who is usually opposed to her
husband at the card table, takes great
pains lu playing.
Heaths in the Postal Service.
Washington, Nov. 28. In the annual
report of the superintendent of the rail
way mail service it is stated that an un
rtsual number of railway wrecks occurred
during the past year. Tho total number
reported was in which thirteen wore
killed. In addition to these fatalities
sixty-eight clerks were seriously and
eighly-four slightly injured. The super
intendent recommends that the depend
ents upon those who may be killed while
on duty be given il.OOO, lu be takeu from
the fuud arising" from deducious because
of the failure of clerks in the railway
mail service to perform duty.
The Speakership liht.
Washington. Nov. '.'8 There-is r,i
change in the situation in the light for
the speakership, except tlitt. there is a
rumor that Wilson, of West Virgiuia,
has concluded to "shy his castor into t'.ie
ring." All the aspirants f.ir the speaker's
chair are working like beavers for the
Condition of Secretary Foster.
Washington, Nov. '28. Secretary Fos
ter continues to improve, and is expected
to resume his duties at the treasury de
partment next week.
'New National liank Authorized.
Washington, Nov. 2S The 1'errin Na
tional bank, of Ijfayette. Ind., capital
f.Vl.OOO, has been authorized to begin bnsi-
A DRUNKEN MAN'S BARBARISM.
lie Hums Off ltotlt Hands of His Little
Cmr.u.o, Nov. i!S. William Smith, an
ex-conductor on a railway, is under arrest
in this city on the charge of burning off
the hands of his little daughter while he
was drunk. The chilfl lies at the hospital
with both arms amputated at the elbow.
His wife died at the county hospital about
four Weeks ago. Four. small children were
left to the care of the father. On.lW'ednes-
day of last week a Mrs. Rross, who lives
in the same house with the Smith family,
went to Smith's rooms and offered to look
after the little ones.
Forred the Little One to Irink.
She snvs she found a remarkable state
of affairs. Smith was drunk and he had
forced little Kitty to drink liquor until
she could hardly stand. The father de
manded that Kitty get dinner.' The little
girl said s,he could not. Mrs. Rross pick
ed her up and laid her on the lounge aud
went out of the room. A few minute
later the child was heard screaming: "Oh,
papa; please don t, please don t. Several
of the women in the house rushed into the
room ami found little Kitty lying on the
floor with Her hands burned to a crisp.
Worthless and leraved" Too Mild.
An officer arrested t lit wretch aud savs
lie is a worthless and depraved rascal,
totally untit to have c.iarge of his chil
rtren. He has no doubt the miscreant
held the child's hands to the stove in his
druuken anger at her inability to get hi
dinner for him. A dozen witnesses will
testify that they heard Kitty say "Oh,
papa, please don't, piease don't." The
child is not yet :n a condition to make a
statement, but the hospital physicians
Will enueaver to get ber side of the story
as soon as possible.
CYRUS W. FIELD PROSTRATED.
St. Louis will put in a bid for the na
tional Democratic convention.
Brazilian papers are demauding the im
peachment of ex-Dicrator Da Fouseca. ,
The voice of the dead actor. W. J. Flot
ence, was reproduced on a phonograph iu
The number of influenza patients H
Berlin alone since Nov. 1, is reported as
In the German Reichstag Chancellor
Caprivi personally denied the rumor tbati
he would resign.
A Boston man is under arrest for trr-
ing to get rid of his mother-in-law by set
ting the house on fire.
Soldiers of the Prince of Wales' Lein
ster regiment attempted to kill an unpop
ular corporal by hanging him.
Several nntive tribes in Liberia have re
belled against the government, instigated.
It is believed, by lintish colonists.
Consular inquiries in France show an
indifference and in some instances antag
onism to the Columbian World's fair.
Queen Victoria, for the first time in
thirty-one years, listened to the presenta
tion of the opera "Cavalleria Rusticana."
Jim Corbett, the pugilist, fell overboard
at a ferry slip in New York, and would
have drowned but for the assistance of a
The 2 year -old son of Millionaire!). T.
Reals, of Kuisas Citv, has been kidnarted
and all efforts to learu bis whereabouts
The editor of the Paris Figaro has been
cited and will le prosecuted for raising a
fund to pay the hue imposed upon the
1 hbi-hop of Aix.
-Mrs. Anthony J. Dicxel, wife of the
hPiil oft lis great banking firm of A. .1.
D.exel & Co.. died at her country resi-iKik'-e
Instead of twelve only two men were
killed by I he landslide on the Northern
Pacific railway Weduesdav. Six others
were badly hurt, some fatally.
An investigation shows that no les
than 40.0.K) Rjssi.in Jews have left Ger
many since June. They have gone to
North aud South America and Australia
The banking and brokerage firm of
Field, Lindley, Wiechers & Co., of New
York, has assigned. The bead of the
firm is the sou of Cyrus W. Field, whos
mind is failiug.
Ills Son's Failure and His Wife's Heath
Too Mnch for Him.
Nkw YtiKK. Nov. 8. The assignment of
the firm of Field, Lindley, Weichcrs &
Co., bankers and brokers, of which Kl
ward M. Field, son of Cyrus W. Field,
was the bead, is the topic of conversation
iu commercial circles. The young man's
father, Cyrus W. Field, had just lost his
wife, and his son's failure coming on top
of his bereavement has laid him so low
that he may not recover. The liabilities
of the firm ate estimated at, all the way
from 100.tKlO to overil.o-X,(K)0. but no one
yet kuows anything at all about how much
Stt-tekeu with Paresis.
Charles W. Gould has beea appointed
nssignee. and says that the assignment
was made liecuuse yonng Field has ap
parently gone distracted.: "His illness re
sembles iuc':pient paresis and is due to
overwork aud the great' responsibility
resting upon him as the tnanager of the
finances of the firm. His mot her died last
Monday, aud this event seemed to bring
to a climax-bis mental trouble, which
some of his friends hnd detected two
years ago. A physician told me a few
days ago that Mr. Field was not right iu
his mind." Ashe was the solo manager
of the firm it was deemed necessary to
make the assignment.
Another Cleveland-Holes Man.
ST. Loris, Nov. .Congressman John
C. Tarsney was asked it he favored Gor
man as a candidate for president. He re
plied: "No; Grover Cleveland is the man.
He is the only man that can be nominated
as affairs now stand. His position on sil
ver has mada him stronger than ever.
He is a good Democrat and the whole
country knows it. I don't believe that
Governor Francis or any other Missouri
man has the ghost of a show for second
place. I should say that Boies of Iowa
would be the man to run with Cleve
Chicago. Nov. 27.
Following were tho quotations on the board
of trade to-day: Wheat November, opened
W4C closest 9-'Mc; December, opened K.'!c,
rloeed Wle: May. opened SHJhc closed
Corn November, opened Hlc. close! 13 ; year,
opened 4?:SiC, closed 47?4c; May, opened 43c,
closed 4 Dais November, openet 3t!v,
closed Ito-rie; December, opened and closed .'l.'c;
May. oicnert closed 83c. Porn 1-
ceiubcr, ojienetl ts,47,cose.l, $8.45; January,
opeucd Sll.-i, closed fllThi; May, o;ened
$,l.fr. clo-ed JU.tVi. Lard December, opened
ii.Hl. closed JH.K'U..
Livestock Prices at the Vuion Stock yards
ranged as follows: Ho(rs Market active
and firm: packers and shipiers buying free
prices !.' l.V higher than on W edi.csday;
sales ranged at f 2.40(t,:i..V pigs, $;i.4i;: V
light. a.ioT.S'i i-oukU packing. i.i.iVt.iM
mixed:' and :!. it.-'J heavy packing aud
Cattle Market rather active on lo.-al anil
shipping account, an. I fceliug siroiwcr:
price l'lf'.l.V hi ;h r. e ;;ieeiall- on the better
lua.ilies; quotations ranged at -VvSfc6-2.l
choice to extra shipping steers, 5.1'..TI
good to choice do, 4.1't-U.M fair in go;d. t&isl
(i 4. on common to rue iium do. i-6'r:,4Ji"i butrh
its' steers. $l.s-i-j,2.ti i tto.kers. $-'.oor-'3.u l
TcK!is. S2.4eV4.2i rangers. $2..Mri 41 feed
ers. ?l.iOii:k.'" cows, Sl.i"it2.?.) hulls, aud $2.2 i.
j.V-'5 veal alves
Mu-ep-Market rather active anl price
well luaiiitaii.e I: iiiotations ramreil at i ;J .V eo
4.70 westerns. x'-Vt (i.i.ou natives, aud ;l..VUj.'.:..i
Produce: H-.itter Kancy separator. 28c per
lb; dairies, tancv. fresh, i.r 2.V; packing stock,
fresh. Us !.V. Kgs Fresh candled, loss off,
:J4i.y i2."ic per diz: ice ho.isc stock, l!"'T!tc.
Live iouli! y 0.d hens, tic !cr spring. Te;
roosters. 4i-; mixed turkeys. VMc;
ducks, mixed, ft-; geese, $".tr.:.Vi! per dox.
Potatoes Home grown, 4'liVik- P--r sacs: Wis
consin and Michigtu, coiuuioj to fair. :).-;
go k1 t l choice, iBiijc per b'.i: seL-l putatic-s.
Illinois, S2.lur'.' 2- lr bbl; Jerseys. $2.5 .62.T."i,
fancy. $.'.'l'-l.'-"i. Apnies -Com-iion, 1.2Vi
1.5" per bbl: g hxI. $1.75 r- tM: chok-e to fancy,
$2.mi,25. Crauoerries Cape CoJ, 5J,;
7.50 per bbl: $2.0 Kj..'- ler b ix; Jerseys. .
New Vobk. Nov. 27.
Wheat No. 2 red win'er c-nsli. l.'HiW; De
eeruber, !l.".!-j: January. Sl."7'n. ( oru-Nii.
2 mixed cash, s v: ik-iviulier. li ;4--; February,
Oals-lull but Mea ir; No. - mixed i ash.
4HS4 J, 4o'c; DeceriilH'r, Xfl's -; January. Xi'--.
Hye- la fair demand aud tirm: w estern f. o. 1
next week, $!.' 7. 11 irl-y- Kir.u: No. 2.liivau
kee, 7-(c. Pork - fteady: m w mess, pl.75.
Lard tjuiet: January, :i.H-; re-'ruary.
Live Mock: Cuttle Trading optn d firm,
but closed weak, a lark of demand for ch'M- e
cattle oauing a Lhl reductioa ia this grade:
poorest to lust naive steers. $ i.t.V,.r i.; i j(r
lvl ibs: bulls aud dry cows. l.-7W'ip2.Mi.
Mi -ep and Laubs Sflieep, steady: lambs, very
firm, a few choice olI;rin-4s belling at a slight
advance; eep. i;.:'-Ofi4.75 .r lbs; lame,
$5.0 Wi.25. ll'ors Market nominally steady;
live hogs. 5iitiVi.n lerinoins.
(bS M AX
iLestrthan Half the priea
of other kinds.
a TRIAL WILL FROTE TIIIS.
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