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ock Island Daily Arot
VOL. XL. NO, 41.
UOCKjlSLAND, FIJI DAY, DECEMBER 11, 1891.
I Single Copies 5 Cents
Fr Week 12 Cents
All Dressed Up in their Holiday Clothes.
Stock.-New len.-New Capital
RE TO. STAY AND BETTER THAN EVER.
THE NEW LONDON CLOTHING CO.,
WILL START TI1H HALL UOLLlXfi.
Men's Overcoats at a bargain.
! Dress Box Overcoats,
! Dress Overcoat vail Shades, the Crown,
(Irish Frieze Overcoats.
$5 00 for
7 50 "
10 00 "
Men's Overcoats at a bargain.
Mens Suits at a bargain.
3 o 1 . . i l rt
-j ) vjtuuu cuu&ianiiai ouus,
iEIegant Suits, Sacks aiid Cutaways,
Jf) Elegant Dress Suits, in Many Styles,
Cj j Suits'sold the world over,
; liemune lauor-Made suits,
$ 6.C0 for
12 00 "
Mens Suits at a bargain.
Men's Pants at a bargain.
5 00 J cf
7.65 1 ()
4 . tl
All Wool Pants,
4i Dress Pants, Wool and Worsted,
$0 75 for
1. C0 "
2. C0 "
4 00 "
iVICll 3 1 CUllZo CXI cX Uctlicllll.
Furnishing Goods at a bargain.
O jr Ply Linen Collars,
I Wire Buckle Suspender?,
$1.00 to 1.25 4t
Furnishing Goods at a bargain.
NS"An immense line of Boys and Children s
Clothing almost at YOUR OWN PRICE.
For the Holiday Trade at the ONE PRICE
SSJew London CWMng Company.
We have yet about $12,000 worth "of goods of the f jrair stock, odds aad ends "tn
"ivu no nm tuuuuue iu ajjJij' ivuiio uiii.il Uisposea OI
TIIE HOUSE LEADER
His Identity at This Time Some
TWO TAEIPF POLICIES PSESENTED,
Mill nd Springer Being the Repre
entMlve Thereof A Strong Senti
ment in Favor of Giving- a Northern
Man 'the Leadership of the Home
Acting Secretary Spanlding Quotes Law
on the C'hineoe Question A Flood of
Bills in the Senate The Crops and
Washington, Dec. U. When the house
m.tts to morrow Speaket Crisp will an
nounce the commutees on rules, mileage
and accounts, anil then it is commonly
understood among leading members
that body will again adjourn until
Wednesday, so as to enable the speaker
and the pentlemea who will constitute
the rales committee to draft a report em
bodying the new rules that will govern
the house until the close ot the present
congress. It has usually been the custom
tor the speaker to ask to serve on the rules
committee the gentleman 'whom he e x
pects to appoint chairman ot the ways
and means committee. the Fiftieth
I mgress Mills, who was then clnirman of
the ways and means committee, was ou
the rules committee.
Mills Position in Douhl.
The possip now is, however, that even
should Mills again be placed at the head
y ways and means, it is ly no meins cer
t tiu that he will be also on the list when
the rules committee is announced. In
d -ed, it is no secret that many of the
leading Democrats have been urging the
speaker to omit Mills from both the ; ules
a id the ways and means committees, and
a:id to come out boldly and appoint
Snringer chairman of the latter; bul in
the present state of affairs the opiuion is
that the complexion of the rules commit
tee, w hen announced, may or may not in
dicate who will be chairmau of the ways
and means. There is a growing impres
sion that inasmuch as the Democrats wiil
be busy framing the code of rules from
now until the holiday adjournment, it
will be J hysically impossible for Speaker
Crisp to announce the house com in 1 1 tees
before the holidays.
A Pressure for Northern Men.
Inquiry among Democrats seems to in
dicate that pressure is being brought to
bear 03 the speaker to place not only
northern or western men at t4ie head ot
the ways and means and appropriations
committees, but to appoint as members'
of the first named committee a majority
of northern men. so as to prevent in the
next campaign the cry that the manufac
turing states were denied proper repre
sentation on the most important commit
teeot the house. The air is lu'l of all
sorts, ct rumors, aud Speaker Crisp is
destined to have a busy time before he
finally completes his list of committees.
Two Ideas of a Tariff Measure,
There in a good deal of talk that
Springer may be the head of the ways
anil means committee. Mills is in favor
of a general tariff biil, and an attempt to
pas it. springer's plan is an elastic one.
He favors the iutroduc:ion of a series of
brief bills, putting wool, lumber, salt,
binding twiuc, irou ore and coal ou the
free list, and the appointment of a com
mission to travel over the country to
consult the people ami prepare a bill dur
ing the autumnal recess, for considera
tion t the second session. From the
reason that the ispringer plan seems to
pnse niost of tin; mem hers, he is now
. him;ht to be t lie coming man for leader
on t tie l'.oor.
THE SENATE BREAKS THE RECORD.
Mure Tluin hix llut'ilreil ttillji Introduced
in Two Ili'iirs.
Wasiunctos. IVc. 11 The senate de
voted i'.s time yesterday to the introduc
tion of bilis and for ;i day broke the ft c
oni. Six hundred and eleven biils and
ten joint reso'.u; i u were fTered in less
than two hours ami were sent down tothe
government printing oil'iee to be put in
cold type before being distributed among
the respective committees. The list in
cluded three free coinage bills, three anti
Chinese bills, a number of characteristic
Alliance measures from I'feffer of Kan
sas, and several joint resolutions bearing
on the election of presidential electors.
Turpie of Indiana gave notice of an in
tention to speak on the subject next
week. Dumb also stave notice of an in
tention to press the consideration of a
resolution for the removal of lien. Grant's
remains to Arlington.
A Few of the Bills rut Forward.
Bills were introduced: To establish
postal savings banks; to appoint a com
mission to revise the patent laws; to pro
vide for the erection of public buildiugs
for postoflices in towns and cities where
the postoffice receipts for three years
preceding have exceeded J3.000 annually;
for a building at Grand Haven, Mich, And
another at Menominee, Mich.; to revive
the grade of lieutenant general; to pre
vent food adulteration; to suspend the
coming of Chinese laborers to the United
States; to reduce letter postage to 1 cent;
providing for an income tax to pay pen
sions, and for a service pension.
THE RAILWAYS AND AH SIN.
Their Duties and Responsibilities as
Fixed by V'nited States Law.
Washington, Bee. 11 The following
importaut letter touching the importa
tion of Chinese from Canada has been
written by Acting Secretary Spaulding to
tbecollectorof customsat Burlington, Vt.':
Sir: Thhe department has received your
letter of the St h inwt., in which were inclosed
letters from the general pamt-nger agents of
the Grand Trunk and Canadian l"acitic rail
ways regarding the liability of the roads they
represented in the matter of transirtatiug
Chinese persons seeking admission into the
I'nited States. It appears that it bad been
suggested to the railway officials referred to
that their respective companies violated the
law relating to the exclusion of Chinese when
they convey to points in the United States
persons of that race who are not lawfully en
titled to enter our territory, and you ask in
structions on the subicQt.
Tne Uv on the Nnlijert.
In reply, yon are informed that the act ap
proved July 5, lm. entitled "An act to amend
an act to execute ceitaiu treaty stipulations
relating to Chiuese, approved May 6, iKKi," pro
vides ns follows: "Section 1. Any person who
shall bring into knowingly, or cause to be
brought into the United States by land, orshall
aid or abet the same, or aid or abet the land
ing in the I'nited States from any vessel of any
Chinese person not Iawfullyentitl-.il to enter
the United States, shall be deemed guilty of a
misden.eaaor, and shall, on conviction thereof,
be fined in a sum not exceeding and im
prisoned for a term not exceeding one year."
Seems to Cover the Whole Case.
Under the provisions of this section all per
sons concerned in the unlawful importation of
Chinese by railroad or by other means are
clearly amenable to the penalties therein pre
scribed; and it is suggested that yon so ad viae
the proper officials of railroad companies whose
lineB enter your co lection district from Can
ada. Hereafter you will report to the dist rict
attorney for his official action any instance
w here Chinese irsons are brought by rail
into your district who are not furnished wit 0
the certificates required by the sixth section ot
the act approved May A, 1SK3. as amended by
the act approved July 5, ls4. together with the
names of the railway officials responsible tor
Must Inspert at the Border.
In reply to your intimation that necessary
inspection of persons and papers cannot lie
made liefore arrival at the ttrst port of entry
in your district, you are informed that the law
is mandatory and prohibits the entrain- into
the Cn:td States of t biie-se not legally en
titled to the privilege. 1 he inspection of tr&'in
for the pnriswn indicated, must, therefore, b.i
made at the birder and you should instruct
your omi-ci-s'a.-compaiiying the train to niaku
inspection so as not t interi erfere unneces
sarily with the railway si heilnles.
'- 1 Si'ai i.iiim;, Acting Secretary.
THE WHEAT AND CORN CROP.
Average From Value of the Cereals as ISe
purteil to "I ucle Jerry."
Washington, Dec. 11, -The returns of
the statistical reporters ot the department
of agriculture for December, duly consoli
dated, make the average farm value of
the current crops of the year: Corn, 42j3
per bushel; wheat, 85 3; rye, ; 4; barley,
54 0; oats, 32.2; buckwheat, VT 4; potatoes,
0". 1; tobacco, cigar leaf, 14 1 per pound;
manufacturing and export leaf, 7.5; hay,
Js.:?.i per ton. Condition of the growiDg
wheat reported at S'i 3. The price of corn
is 2 9 cents per bushel more than the aver
age of ten years from ls0, and only 0.4 of
a cent less than the average for the decade
Value of the Wheat Crop.
The value of tha wheat crop is 2.5 cents
per btiphel higher than the average of ten
years from issrt, aud has been exceeded
only once (in 1SS8) since issa Returns
showing condition of the coming crops
of winter grains are uot generally favor
able. On the Atlantic coast some injury
is reported to early sown areas from the
Hessian fly. The season was not favor
able for seeding in tte south, on account
of continued dry weather, and germina
tion was slow from th ? same cause. Kaius
in the late atitumu have improved the
Senator IVfl'er'n First Move.
Washington, Dec. 11. Seuator IVfTer
wants congress to inquire into the profits
of money-lending. He offered a resolu
tion yesterday providing for "an investi
gation ot the expenses'' attending this
busiucss. Jn a lengthy preamble he com
plains that money, when loaned at legal
and customary rates of interest, yields
laraer profit than is realized in industrial
pursuits, "the law," he says, "thus afford
ing to money a protection not accorded to
any other kind of property."
tiiven for What It Is Worth.
Washington Fee 11. According to
the current reports iilaine has assured the
president that he wiil publiciy announce
that he will not le a candidate for the 11?
publtcan nomination at, Minneapolis next
June, in fact will be completely out of the
contest under any circumstances. These
reports come from men who are recog
nized as thoroughly conversant with ad
ministration all 1 i is.
tioue to Consul. Tain mativ.
Washington, Dee. 1! Doorkeeper Tur
ner left, Washington yesterday for New
York. It is rumored that he was sum
moned by Croker fur consultation in re
tard to appointments to the offices under
l:is niiol. There are U.2 positions to be
lilied. The total miui annually disbursed
Iteeruits Must lt. Vaccinated.
Washington, Dec. II. Major General
Scbofield has issued an order t hat, all men
who enter the army shall lie vaccinated by
a medical oflicer, and re enlisted men shall
also be vaccinated unless they bear ttie
mark of previous vaccination.
A Call 011 the Bunks.
Washington, Dec. 1 1. A call for the
condition of uatioual banks at the close
of business Wednesday. Dec -2. has been
tuadr: by the comptroller ot the currency.
TROUBLE ON THE WEDDIfiG DAY
The Religious Issue (ilves the Couple
Matawn, X. J., Dec. 11 Miss Maggie
Hines, of Keyport, aud Mr. Frederick
ColliDs, ot Jacksonville, Fia., were to
have been married at 2 o'clock Wednes
day. The Hines family were members
of the Roman Catholic church here, and
when the invited guests arrived at the
Hines' cottage they supposed that the
ceremony was to be a Koman Catholic
one. When it was learned that an Epis
copal minister was to perform the cere
mony great indignation arose, many of
the guests making preparations to leavn.
A Kule That Could Be Ignored.
The bridegroom sent for Father O Doa
nell, who. on learning the nature of the
call, refused to perform the ceremony.
After consultation it was decided to re
pair to the Koman Catholic church here.
Here another obstacle was met. The rules
which forbade a boase wedding also for
bade a minister to unite a couple whose
names had not been read out in church for
at least two Sundays prior to the wed
ding. After some time this obstruction
was overcome, aud b couple were finally
Failure of Lumber Beaters.
uec 11. .Messrs. limirins
Bros., wholesale and retail lumber deal
ers, ar. 198 K.eventh avenue, have assigned
to I'atrick Moore without preferences.
BILLY CARSON'S READY " GUN."
He KiHs His Wife's Mother. Wounds
lier Father and Kscapes.
Pt'KBLO, Co!., Dec 11 Billy Carson, a
descendant of the old scout "Kit" Carson,
some years azo married a daughter of
William Russell, a rauchman, living on
Purgatory creek. The marriage proved
an unhappy one, and Mrs. Carson re
turned to her parents' home. Yesterday
Carson went over to the Kussell ranch
and a quarrel ensued. The mother-in-law,
who is of Mexican blood, went for
Russell with an axe. The latter drew a re
volver, kiiled her, wounded Kussell and
Rev.-Ouv. Chase Officiated.
Tatloksville, Dec 11. A swell wed
ding took place at bigh noon yesterday in
this city, the contracting parties being
Miss Mary Ida, the youngest daughter
of George Lienhart, a leading citizen of
the place, and J. E. Harrison, of Spencer,
Ind. Five years ago the Kev. Ira J.
Chase, now governor of Indiana, prom
ised to officiate at the marriage of bis
friends, and though pressed with the
cares of state yesterday redeemed bis
Was Too L0114 in Coming.
Col.l'MBl s. O., Dec. 11. A letter ad
dressed to the late -Land Bill" Allen
hose death occurred two weeks ago, was
c;ived Wednesday by County Infirmary
lirector Filler. It proved to be from his
n. K Ik Kills Allen, who is living at IM.
son, Kan. - The writer urges his father to
oinu ami live wun mm. Air. r tiler s re
dy will probably be the first news of his
nther's death to reach him.
A Verdiet in the t.illham Case.
Alton, 111.. Dec. If The jury in the
case of Starkey and Drown, charged with
the murder of ex-Senator Gillham, after
oeitig out four cays and eight hours, has
rendered a verdict of guilty. The jury
fixed the sentence of both men at thirty
years in tiie penitentiary. The trial of
Wyatt, who turned state's evidence, will
be continued to another term of court.
W as Joseph Bonaparte's Menaenger.
New Youk, Dec. 11. Alexander D. Car
man, a life-long resident, died in Borden
town, X. J , Wednesday in the S4th year
of bis age. When a boy of 12 he was em
ployed as a messenger by Joseph Napoleon
Bonaparte while residing here, and re
mained in his service many years.
Chicago Dec 10.
Following were the quotations on the board
of trade to-dar: Wheal December, opened
IfcPsc. closed lKsie: January, opened and
closed Vo'jj; May, opened and closed J34c
Corn December, opened Sic, closed 55c:
January, opened 44i". closet 4oc; May,
opened 43V, closed Oats December.
openel . closed Sr.; January, opened
an i rinsed tt-'Vtr: May. o;ened and closed
:!'.. -. 1 'or i Decern btr. opened tb.3.1. close 1
Ss.ar1-: .latiua-.-y. opened $11.04, closed fll.15;
May. o.cneJ til.C'14. closed fll.fiS. Lard
I'eccimier, ujieiieu mm cioseu ?o.ua.
Live Mock l'ricej at the Cnion Stock yards
ranged as follow B: Hoc Market mod
erately active on packing and shimiins ac
count; feeling weak; iriu-es IO; lower: sales
ranged at t;.4 piK-s, $S.a"i3.t5 light.
S3.jjjf3.7n rough packing. $;!.5.i:i.8J mixed.
aud ia.75ji:).i 1 heavy pa-jkius and thipiiini
Cattle Market slow anl weak: rblOc lower:
quotations ranged at $." Kji.lU choice
to extra sbippinc steers J5.tiU&5.70 good
to ch iiee do, i4.Mo.4.H) fair ti eood, JIOJ
iP.4.'icotHiuon to cie liuui do, $j.ttij.4.3i butch
steers $l.Kir.iiJ sto.-kers. JiflOAOJ
Texans. ii4-ii raMirjrs $.oi)4 feed
ers. $Ultf&5il cows. Jl.i'V-i.f.Ji bulls, and isi '
6tn.z veal calves
beep- Market rittier active an 1 price
-lihiiy lnw.r. quota; i.ius ranje.l at 3.Vli$
l.tii westerns. S3, 'v!. '' natives and S3 jO-ai.2a
I'l-rxiuoe: flutter Fancy separator, C3c per
lb: dairies, fancy, fresh. Sift IV: lacking stock,
fresh, D I.V. kggs- Fresh candled, loss off.
S.'-a : per doz: icehouse ntork. lsWi'.MUc.
-.e iKUiluy-- Old bens tie l-er 1; sprinkle:
roosters, 4e; mixed turkeys Hit, lite;
ducks, mixed, '.k-, msi-. SV.M r-i.. ier doz.
i'oiato'js-il 'iiie gnA-ii, 4 Ulc per sack; Wis
consin ati Mienic-tn, comm. i.i ;o lair, :lj;
tlUli t J Choice, ;-a,iS ; ! bii; SWe. t pot M
Illinois. 5-'.sV..;.i" ;-r ! -1: Jersejs. Si.r.i7r.;
iaiicy, t i.inip.i.-iV Af -i c; -Common. ;-l.:i'.i,
l.Vi ?r bbl: e '.. ?'-" ' ; '. ca .1 e t . fauey.
S.i',rZ.'Si. i Tan h ri.es p u il.MiO
t..Vi per tit. i: il ....'" ,i . oi.. .1 j.-..,, .
Wheat. No. - red wino-r easb.
Jatinaryt fl.'-.-Mi Fibruary, i. sf4:
51-'V?4- Cnru-.N'i. - uoxe-.i Miaii. ; ik-
c-uibur, ti s-; .lunu.-iry. . t ils-Vuiet;
No. S mixeil tusb. S-ic: iH-crmbcr. 41tve:
January. 4ibcj-. itye- Jluil and st.-ady;
state and western SI.i 3 t.l.'4. li.iriey s-u-adj;
No. - Milwaukee, 7!'(4;. I'orn Dull; new
mess, SK.7.'ii.lo.7i. l-nr.l ,iicL; January.
4H.4 : February, ti.V.
Liva Sto.k: ( attic-M.o-ket firm, but no
trading in iH-eves; drtsed beef, slcaiix : native
sides, 7t(.fV4e l er jicuuil. SLeepand lambs
Sheep, steady: lambs, dn'l; sheep. 12.5034.50
per lOI lbs; lam is. f.i.U.'ii.0j. Hotrs Nomi
nally steady; live hots, J3 li (is,4.m) per 1U() lb.
M u . b.
ABATES 6 CO.