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I rflL. XU xVO. 37. HOCK ISLAND, MONDAY,
IT! If LOiOIl
All Dressed Up in thoir Holiday Clothes.
lew Stock.-New Men.-New Capital
HERE TO STAY AND BETTER THAN EVER.
MANY NEW FACES
Gathered at Washington to
Make National Laws.
T2B ilFTY-SECOND COXGEESS OPEN.
THE NEW LONDON CLOTHING CO.,
WILIi START Till HAIili HOIiTilXfi.
Men s Overcoats at a bargain.
! Storm Overcoat?,
! Chinchilla Overcoats,
! Dress Box Overcoats,
! Dress Overcoat, all Shades, the Crown,
Irish Frieze Overcoats.
$ 5 00 for
7 50 "
Mens Overcoats at a bargain.
Men's Suits at a bargain.
r- 5 ucou ouusiauuai OUllS,
CO Elegant Suits, Sacks and Cutaways,
CO (Elegant Dress Suits, in Many Styles,
G Suits'sold the world over,
Uenuine lauor-Maae amis,
$ &C0 for
Mens Suits at a bargain.
Men s Pants at a bargain.
All Wool Pants,
' Dress Pants, Wool and Worsted,
Men's Pants at a bargain.
0 75 for $045
1.00 " .59
2.00 " 1.00
4 00 ': 2.50
Furnishing Goods at a bargain.
D 3-Ply Linen Collars,
! (Wire Buckle Suspender?,
75 " .39$ ft
$0 15 for $0.02-1
1.00 to 1.25
Furnishing Goods at a bargain.
Scenes on the Floors of the Two Cham
hers Matter. That Will Come Up In
the Senate The Home Fall of New
Lawmaker of Varied Political Stripe
A Weary Time Ahead for the Speaker
Holuian Strike the Democratie Key
note The Ilemocratio Cancni Haa a
Long; Struggle Over the Man for the
Chair Reed Gel the Republican Com
pliment. Washivgton, Dec. 7. The uncertainty
about tbe issue in the Democratic caucus
made the interest in the opening of con
gress more intense
to-day than for
Promptly at noon
t he st ars and stripes
fluttered to t he
breere from the
staffs on the east
and west wings of
the Capitol, and the
gress began its first
session. By 1 1
la town seemed to Q- M1IAS.
be moving over against the Capitol on
foot, in oars and cab, and vehicles of ev
ery description. Pennsylvania avenue,
the great thoroughfare, looked like a pan
orama of moving celebrities. And yet
there was not room inside the mHitimoih
building for half the number that wanted
to witness the opening ceremonies. The
corridors were jammed an hour before
noon, and to reach a door leading into
either the house or the senate required
not only perscverence, patience, and st roug
language, but the practical application of
New Fares anil Familiar Figure.
The scene in the house presented an an
imated picture. The galleries wtre
packed, and fifteen minutes before noon,
when tbe sergeant-at arms announced
that the time bad arrived for those not
entitled to the privileges of the floor to re
tire, standing room was at a premium. A
good many new faces appeared in the
throng of members-elect, but there was a
sufficient number of familiar figures to
remind the spectators of old times. Tbe
elephantine form of ex-speaker Reed
loomed up conspicuously at tbe extreme
right of the chamber, where he discussed
the recent election with Lodge and Bur
Springer More His ftoutonnaire.
The sprightly Springer, with the inev
itable boutonnaire and perennial smile,
moved nimbly about buttonholing Demo
crat ic me m b e r s:
the "silver ton
ridge viewed the
ly, with hands in
pockets; Bland sat
quietly on a sofa.
g a trio of silver
dollars, while the
figure of Jerry
i-impson was the
T. B. refj. cynosure of all
eve?. As th? hands of the great clock op
posite the speaker's desk marked the
hour of 12, Kdward McPherson, clerk of
the last bouse, appeared at tbe clerk's
desk and called the house to order. The
roll of members elect was called by states,
and nearly a full house responded.
An immense line of Boys and Children's
Clothing almost at YOUR OWN PRICE
For the Holiday Trado at the ONE PRICE
ew London QMmg ComPany-
P. S. We have yet about $12,000 worth of goods of the farmer stock, odds and ends, to
which we will continue to apply the knife until disposed of.
v.is vw Hn
THE OPENING OF THE SENATE.
Vice President Morton Officiate Reail y
The senate being a continuous body, no
organication was necessary today. Nev
ertheless h large crowd was drawn to tbe
galleries, anxious to behold the induction
into. office of a number of new seuators
who have achieved fame in other fields,
T'.ie spectators gratified their curiosity by
O-tliug the patriarchal Puffer, Adonis"
Uibson of Maryland, the austere ex Sec
retary Proctor and bland and demure ex
secretry Has. p-enator tierman ap
peared early and hold quite a levee. Mem
b-rs from both sides of the chamber shook
his hand and questioned him concerning
his prospects ol re-election.
The Vual fifrni Taken.
S tarply at noon Vice President Morton
rapped for order, and the chaplain of the
senate offered a brief prayer. Then the
new senator were sworn in and commit
tees were appointed to wait on the house
of representatives and to inform the
president that congress was in session
and ready to receive auy communication
be might wish to make. A recess was
taken to await the report of these commit
Reorganisation of Senate Committees.
Chances iu the personnel of the senate
will necessitate a complete reorganization
of the senate committees. KJmunds Ev
arts, Ingalls, Payne and others, who have
hitherto borne a large share of tbe com
mittee work, have left their -places to be
filled by others.
- Fosiible Senate Legislation.
The senate had some important meas
ures pending at its last adjournment.
Among them were tbe elections oc '"force"
bill, a national bankruptcy bill, and tbe
pure lard bill. There is no probability of
an attempt to revive tbe elections bill dur
ing this congress. It is .likely that
tbe desirability of adopting some national
system of regulating bankruptcy may en
gage the attention of tbe senate commit
tee on commerce. Senator Paddock, of
Nebraska, will endeavor to press bis pure
food bill as a substitute for tbe lard bill-
Senator Cullom has some amendments to
the interstate commerce bill to propose.
Tbe silver question, in various shapes.
was pending when tbe Fifty-first congress
terminated, and there was an investiga
tion into the workings of the McKinley
tariff act in progress. '
Bather Shy of the Tariff.
Should the result of that investigation
be actively brought to the front it might
preenttale a tariff vbate '.a the senate.
xnere in a uispumi iuii, nowever, on t!)S
part of leading senators of tioth prrties to
leave the initiative in the tariff matter to
the bouse, where it belongs, and not to
force tbe fighting iu the senate on any of
he issues which will enter into the presi
dential contest of 1892 Senators aelieve
that a very large interest of the coming
session will be centered in the executive
sessions. There is the Chilian imbroglio,
the reciprocity treaties, the situation in
China and the Behring sea question, all
of which may, and probably will, have to
be dealt with in executive session.
MEW MEMBERS IN THE HOUSE.
THE GILUHAM MURDER CASE.
There Are 103 Who Have Never Been to
Congress The Speaker's Task.
The element of new membership will
play a eighly important part in the or
ganization of the house. Of the 235 Dem
ocratic members 105 have never before oc
cupied a seat in congress. Nearly every
state in the Union is represented on this
list of new members. There are eight
from Illinois McGann, Durburrow,
Newberry, Steward, Snow, Cable, Scott,
Busy; two from Iudiana Bretz, Patton;
five from lows Seerley, Butler, Hamil
ton, White, Bowman; five from Michigan
Gorman, Stout, Voumans, Wheeler,
Weadock; and six from Wisconsin Bab
bitt, Bushnell, Mitchell, Miller, Coburn,
Will Worry the Chair to Fix Things.
When to these are added twenty-eight
new Republican members and eight
Farmers' Alliance meu, it will be seen
that the speaker will have a herculean
task before him in ascertaining as far as
possible the preference of 141 new mem
bers who know nothing about committee
work and making assignments that will
be satisfactory to all of them. It is not
in the least likely that the committees
can be arranged and the bouse be or
ganized tor legislative business until
after the Christmas holidays.
Horizontal Red notion All Round.
On whatever basis the house commit
tees may be eventually organized, it is
reasonably certain from official pro
nouncements already made by all the par
ty chiefs, that the five or six committees
which share with the committee on ap
propriations the control of the expendi
tures will lie orgauized with a view to
cutting down the appropriations to the
lowest possible limit. Holman says: "It
will be a horizontal reduction, every
thing but the pensions must be reduced.
They are a fixture.
Contested Election Cases.
Tbe house will not have more than half
a dozen contested election cases to decide,
and three of these are from tbe state of
Pennsylvania. In each of these three
cases Democrats seek to olist a Repub
lican who has the certificate. The titles
of these cases are Reynolds against Shonk,
Reedy against Scull, and Craig against
Stewart. There is one contest in New
York Noyes (Republican) against Rock
well (Democrat. The remaining cases are
in the south. McDuffy against Turpin in
Alabama, and Miller aga:nst tlliott in
South Carolina. The contestants are Re-
publiuaus who made n fight Inst year.
CAUCUSING FOR A SPEAKER. ,
The lleniorrats Tut In Nine Unfruitful
Hours and Adjourn.
Washington, Dec. '.From 2toJl:40
p. m. Saturday the Democratic house
caucus wrestled with the question of who
to indorse for speaker, and then adjourned
leaving to this morning tbe still un
settled question of who it should be. The
votes were taken by the viva voce plan,
each man answering to bis name as it
was called from the roll of the house and
stat ing whom he voted for. There were no
nominating speeches, the candidates
names beingsimply announced by friends.
So that part of the business was cnt short
enough, and the tu? of war at once com
menced. Holman presided.
Seventeen Unfruitful Votes.
The first vote resulted: Crisp. S4: Mills,
?S; Springer, S2; McMUIin. 1: Hatch, 14,
and Stevens of Massachu-eK, who was
nominated by a member who whs afraid
of the free silver sentiments of the lead
ing candidates, 1 and he kept that one to
the last ballot. Springer had the deser
tion of three of his own state delegation to
contend with Fitbiau, f'ornmn and Lane
and later to these were added Wikc,"
Scott and Williams, who voted for Mills.
The Michigan delegation stood firmly by
the Illinois statesman, as did for a long
time portions of the Wisconsin and Indi
ana delegations. The monotony of the
voting was unbroken, save for a few at
tempts to adjourn, until the seventeenth
vote, when the statesmen were so worn
out that they' agreed to quit until today.
Result of the I.ait Attempt.
The last vote resulted as follows: Crisp,
M; Mills SI; Springer, 1!); McMillin, 17;
Hatch, 5; Stevens. 1. The fight went on
nil day yesterday, but although there
wtre many rumors of accessions to this
or that- man, there was nothing that could
be verified. The Hatch men were very
firm the five that were left and so were
the supporters of Crisp and Mills. Last
night the members were too tired to work,
and when tbe caucus went into session
this morning it was impossible tp say
w.ho would win, -although the chauces
Republicans Nominate Reed.
The Republican members of the bouse
met in caucus in tbe room of tbe bouse
committee on judiciary Saturday night at
7:30 o'clock to decide who should receive
their complimentary votes for speaker
and officers of tbe coming bouse. Ex
Speaker Reed and the officers of the last
house were renominated. Burrows of
Micbigan, in a brief address, nominated
Reed, to which Reed replied. Reed's ap
pearance wi greeted with applause. The
caucus was very brief, lasting only half
A Konoer Mlot to Heath.
Columbus, O., Dec. ".Saturday after
noon two well dressed strangers entered
Fahey's bank at Marion, O., and while
one engaged the cashier in conversation
the otter reached through the railing and
grabbed a tray containing $1,500. Tbe
two men made good their escape although
pursued by the police. About 10 o'clock,
at night the robbers were apprehended at
iventon, itarain coumy. une man es
caped, but his pal was fatally shot in the
fight, and now is dying at the Curtis
honse. He had (1,100 of the money on his
The Arguments All in and the Matter
with the Jury.
ALTON", Ills., Dec. 7. The argument fn
the Gillbam murder case was begun Fri
day afternoon in beha f of the defense by
T. L. Gaertner, of Edwardsville. E, B.
Glass, of the same city, followed for the
state, and after two hours yielded the
floor to Col. J. J. B re n holt, of Alton,
who made an eloquent plea in behalf ot
bis client. Following him State's Attor
ney George F. McNulty addressed tbe
jary, giving a vigorous presentation of
the state's cae. Saturday morning argu
ment was resumed..
- A Sealed Verdict Probble. . .
W. P. Bradshaw, of Edwardsville, made
an able talk for tbe defense. He was fol
lowed by Judge E. A.. Ailen, of Chicago,
who closed the case in a splendid argu
ment of an honr's duration. Judge
Wilderman then delivered the charge to
the jury, who retired with the case at
12:45 p. m. At a late hour Saturday eves
iug the jury bad not reported, and if an
agreement is reached a sealed verdict wilt
probably be returned, which will not be
made public until today.
THE BOILER BLEW OUT A FLUE. '
Two Men Demi and Two More Seriously
Ypjmed at a Coal Mine.
MorsT Oi.ive. Ills., Dec. 7. Mine No.
I, operated by the Mount Olive company,
situated about a mile north of town, was
tbe scene of an accident Saturday, as a re
suit of which two men are dead and two
others seriously injured. Four of tbe
men went into the boiler house to keep
warm when a flue blew out of one of the
boilers and they vveic deluged with boil
ing water and steam. The. -steam could
not be cut off for some time, and was so
thick and blinding that it was several
minutes before the men could be got out.
Tom Roach and Otto Schenck, both min
ers, were so terribly scalded that the flesh
dropped oil in several piaces. Both men
died in great agony. Preston Mayball
and August Kiegel were severely scalded,
the former probably fatally.
Flower's official majority for governor
of New York is 47,!7.
The northwestern blizzard has collapsed
for a time for want of wind.
Captain George L. Clydesdale, a lake
navigator, of Chicago, is dead, aged 67.
Detroit is organizing to capture if it
can the Democratic national conven
tion. - 4
W. J. llussey, instructor in astronomy
at Ann Arbor, has received a call to Lick
observatory. He will probably accept the
Timothy EL Byrnes, a prominent poli
tician of Minneapolis, fans beeu indicted
for forgery of satisfaction of moitgage.
A woman in thedepartmeut of Morazon,
Honduras, has given birth to a child with
but one ear aud a single eye in the front
of the bead.
Charges have been made at Salt Lake
City against T. H. Parsons, United States
marshal, that he debauches-his female
Charley Mitchell, the pugilist, professes
to be anxious to meet Jim Corbet t with
gloves or "raws," and is coming to this
country to say so.
Mrs. Parnell, the dead leader's mother.
has sailed for Ireland with her son John
to help settle the fairs of Charles Stewart
Parnell, who left no will.
Bishop La u phi in (Roman Catholic), of
Brooklyn, during the rit--of confirma
tion, rebuked the parents of bis parish
for permitting the girls to wear bangs.
Henry Keller, of Saux Center; Minn., Is
trying to make tbe connection between
electricity and the fanner's plow, and
thinks lie willsucceej in doing away with
h irses. J '"
It has leen discovered at Buffalo, N.-Y.,'
that thieves have stolen, thousands of dol
lars' worth of goods from New Yord Cen
tral cars, but it hasn't been discovered
who tbe thieves are. , ,
The llellcfont. Pa., Nail company has
assigned with liabilities of :loo,0()0, and
an extension of three years has h;en
granted which will probably enable the
works to resume Derore long.
T. M. Daniels, manager of the West -Bend
(la.) Lumber company, has left for"
parts unknown, taking with him about-,
f 15.000 of other people's motley, obt.iiued
by a swindling lmsine-s scheme of lie
"get rich suddenly" order.
The Ititrge l,.tter I.xi-i a:e;.
VtlV YiiliK. Her 7 il lint. I luff n'
those reooi ted to have been drowu-d in .'lib
collision of the barges at Haverstratv
Friday night had been rescued by day
light. In the ollisiou Captain Alexander
Albertson, of the schooner Alice Suede
ker, was killed, so that tbe death roll is aa
follows: Alexander Albertson, Frant
Murray and Richard, Nagle, supposed to
be drowned. "
F or reiVrrtng to a subjvtt si ur.trecal. bnt
it nr possess interest lor some to kaj
Is sol-l'for half the price of t!ie other
kits. 1H soi.il. ue sav-if the qualiiy
was m.t what it sbyuld be, ol course it
would net ae!l at all.
Baking i'owder Compsniim nav notnini;
of their exorbitant price, but t con
tiiiuaily of chemical analysis, Ac.
Let the sclent toe lead the scientists, hut
let practical women try (Umax, and
Judge for toemael ves.
AT YOCI1 cr.OCER-S