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island Daily Argu
V0L.XI, NO. 42
HOCK ISLAND, SATUKDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1891. TWELVE PAGES.
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All Dressed Up in their Holiday Clothes.
Sew Stock.-New Men.-New Capital
HERE TO STAY AND BETTER THAN EVER.
fHE NEW LONDON
WILL START THE BALL ROLLING.
5 Chinchilla Overcoats,
Dress Box Overcoats,
! Drees Overcoat, all Shades, the Crown,
Irish Frieze Overcoats.
Men's Suits at
(Good Substantial Suits,
Elegant Suits, Sacks and Cutaways,
Elegant Dress Suits, in Many Styles,
Suits sold the world over,
Genuine Tailor-Made iuits.
Men's Suits at
Men's Pants at
All Wool Pants,
Dress Pants, Wool and Worsted,
Men's Pants at
Q- 3 Ply Linen Collars,
Wire Buckle Suspender?,
An immense line of Boys and Children's
Clothing almost at YOUR OWN PRICE.
For the Holiday Trade at the ONE PRICE
SM cw London Q0Bi Company.
We have yet about $12,000 worth of goods of the farmer stock, odds and ends
which we will continue to apply the knife.uutil disposed of.
at a bargain.
$ 5 00 for $ 190
at a bargain.
$ 6X0 for $ 2.10
12 00 "
$0 75 for
4 00 "
59 J en"
at a bargain.
$015 for $0 02
.25 " .09 nj
$1 00 to 1.23
at a bargain.
House Committees Still the Sub
ject of Speculation.
CRISP COULD BE GLAD WITH EITHER
Were T'other Dear Charmer Away
Mill and Springer (living the Speaker
Much Difficulty The Ktrmai-Anerl-ean
Reciprocity . Agreement Knights
of Labor Promise Another Fight Over
Labor-Saving Pre Negroes In Mis
sissippi Ask Help to tio Hack to Africa
Washington, Dec, 12. The most in
teresting speculation now engrossing the
attention of political and congressional
circles here is whether Mills will again
head the ways and means committee. It
has been taken for granted that the honor
would be tendered that gentleman, and
the only question has been whether h5
would accept. Some of Speaker Crisp'u
immediate friends, including his stanch
est followers in the recent contest, con
tinue to advise a new deal, and insist
that the best nolicv is to sflect a nnrthom
or western man for the position; but there
is also undoubtedly a strong sentiment
among Democrats to have the speaker at
ir3l, uuer me chairmanship to .Mills, and
if it is refused let the responsibility rest
with that gentleman and his friends.
Its Composition as to Sections.
Ten Democrats and fiv. uonnM;..n.
...... iKjiiuHi.aua is
the proportion Democratic members say
will be observed if the membership is in
creased, and if what they believe is true
six of the majority party are likely to be
northern aud western men, and as the
itepuuncans will be rrom these sections
there Will he nnlr frtor on.itlio.-,.
the committee. Lock wood of New York,
inning i Michigan. Bryan of Ne
braska, and SteveuR of Massachusetts, are
spoken of as probable members.
vrl.p Answers a Question.
Crisp when asked last night if the no
nointment. of fh tmm tiamMu i
- - - , ' V 1.1 IfllOl iv, nil - Hi
bers of the rules committee would iiwt,ei
the chairman of the committees on
ana means ana appropriations, said that
it would not necessarily do so. Mills was
so mnch improved last night that he left
his room at Willard's hotel and went
down Into the lobby, where he spent some
time chatting with friends.
Crisp Xot a "Small" Man.
Intimations that Speaker Crisp will not
punish any of his fierce opponents has
made some of the prominent workers for
Mills feel more comfortable. It is stated
that just after victory had perched upon
ttie banner of the Georgiau the average
man who had fought in the Mills guard
began to lose all hope of recognition at
the hands of the speaker. Now the feel
ing is much better, and strenuous efforts
are being made to bury all animtmii ies
that were engendered by the bitter con
test, - ,
A SUGGESTION FOR A COMPROMISE.
Mills for Chairman 1'ntil He ;ors to Hie
f'enate and Then Springer.
Crisp is devoting much time to consid
ering whom he shall place at the head of
the ways aud meanscommittee, and it has
been suggested to him that he appoint
Mills to the position with Springer next
on the list, in the expectation that Mills
will be elected senator when the Texas.4
legislature meets. It is certain that the
membership of the committee wilt be
largely made up of northern and western
men. It has been suggested that the mem
bership of the committee !e increased
from thirteen to fifteen, and this will re
ceive support from many older memliera
who believe that too much power is placed
in the hands of too few men.
Very Modest iwf Him.
Hcptesentat.ive Hnyner, of Maryland,
who was one of the most prominent of
the new members of the house in the
Fiftieth congress, says that be will not
seek the chairm tnship of any committee,
but he earnestly de-ires a p isition as a
n.i-mher r.f the foreign ffdirs committee.
He took a deep interest in the question of
Kussian trer.tmeut of the Hebrews, and
wished to be in a position where be could
do the most effective work. One of the
first questions that will le earnestly dis
cussed by the house committee on foreign
relations is the treatment of Hebrews in
Russia, and i'swill be urged to go as far
as possible in expressing its sympathy
with the Kussian Hebrews.
Iowa Makes Her Wants Known.
Springer and National Committeeman
Ilichardson, of Iowa, have sent to Speaker
Crisp a list of the chairmanships desired
by the Iowa delegation. For Hayes the
committee on postoffices and post roads is
asked; for Seerley, ibe judiciary commit
tee; for Bowman, .public buildings; for
White, agriculture; for Butler, invalid
pensions, and for Hamilton, territories.
Hang Keed In a Had Light.
The portrait of ex-Sneker Keed, which
was placed in the speaker's lobby of the
house the other day and just between the
likenesses of ex-Speakers Kandall and
Carlisle, has been at the request of the
Maine statesman removed to another
wall in the west end of the lobby. It is
stated that Reed it quested the change for
the reason that there was a bad light
where the picture formerly hung. Reed
says that he considers the portrait of him
self a success from an artistic standpoint,
bnt he mast let others say whether or not
it is a good likeness.
Increase in the Gold Reserve,
Washing to x, Dec iS. The net gold in
the treasury yesterday was 1 131,125,,87, an
iucrease of $2,(XW,001 since the first of the
RECIPROCITY WITH GERMANY.
Reduction in the Uertnan Doty en Our
Cereals After Krb. 1.
Washington. .Dec 12. Reciprocity
with Germany will be an accomplished
fact on Feb. 1 if the agreement which has
been concluded with the United States is
approved, by he reichstag. The favors
granted to the United States are the tame
as those granted to Austria-Hungary by
the treaty just made between-Germany
and that country, aud consist in a reduc
tion of about 80 per cent, on the average
in the duties on wheat, rye, oats, corn,
butter, salted and pickled pork and beef,
flour and corn meal, with a few other ar
ticles. iu return we aunilt Uertnan beet
Our Trade with Germauy.
The exports from this country to Ger
many are small in all these articles, bnt
it is evidently the hope of the administra
tion that the present scarcity of food sup
plies in Europe will create a market for
our products which will be maintained iu
future years hy the special favors granted
us by the new taiilT wfewlule. The Ger
man government wanted the United
States to accept the free import of our
meats into Germany as an equivalent for
free best sugar, but President Harrison
declined this proposition.
THE FIGHT AGAINST INVENTION.
Another Row In the Government Print
Shop Over Tresses.
Washington, Dec, 12 By the intro
duction of surface presses at the bureau
of engraving and printing much discon
tent has been aroused among the plate
printers. Five of these presses were put
into operation last month for printing
tobacco stamps and it is said worked
satisfactorily. It is claimed that each
press will perforin the work of ten plcie
printers, thereby causing alarm among
that fraternity from fear of reduction in
Jfo More Overtime Now.
Before the presses were put is operation
the printers had been working overtime,
bnt are now confined to the regular hours.
Apart from the .matter of displacing
workmen, the printers are jealous of their
skill and claim that press work is inferior
to that done by hand. It is said that if any
more presses are introduced the printers
will bring the matter before congress and
call in the aid of the national body of the
Knights of L ibor in their behalf.
Republican Senators Caucuv
Washington, Dec li The Republican
caucus committee or the senate held a
session of several hours yesterday, discus
sing the matter of making assignments
of members to vacancies on committees.
Nothing definite was done- and the com
mittee will hold several other sessions be
fore the work is complete. The result
will then be submitted to the Democratic
members, a courtesy that has become a
custom, to ascertain their views with re
gard to the assignment,
Want to Go Hack to Africa.
Washington, Dec. li The postmaster
general has referred to the superintendent
of immigration the following letter ad
dressed to him from Crawford, Miss., aud
dated Dec, 7: "The colored people waut to
emigrate to Africa, We want to know
whether we could get any aid from this
government or uot. We would be glad to
hear from you soon. Ten thousaud of us
want to emigrate "
Keen a Clerk for 63 Years.
Washington, Dec. 12. R, G. Dove, for
for sixty-three years continuously a clerk
in the treasury department, died yester
day. Latest I'nrcliase of Silver.
Washington, Dec. 12 The treasury
department yesterday purchased 20,xhl
ouuees of silver at 0.,Xi75.
MISS MARGARET IS A TERROR.
A ferhnut Visitor Who Knows How to
Nkw Haven, Dec. 12. Miss Margaret
Belger, school visitor in Morris Cove, a
suburb of this city, has caused a sensa
tion. The school boys there are an un
ruly set, A short time ago a young lady
teacher resigned her position because all
the big boys kissed her. Miss Belger had
a grievance against these boys ami
brought matters to a crisis. Just
as the teacher had finished read
ing the regular chapter of the
Bible in bounced Miss B ler. She rushed
across the room, seir.ed the largest boy,
and, after spanking bim, proceeded down
the line until every ooy in the school had
been cuffed, choked, and spanked. The
little girls screamed with friuht and the
teacher fainted. The visitor delivered a
lesion on deportment ver the prostrate
body of the teacher, who had not revived
from her swoon, and left the room. The
parents of the boys made a complaint and
she was arrested and brought tie fore the
police court, but was let off with a nominal
The New York Legislative Cases.
ALBANY, Dec. T-. The several senator
ial elections which have been matters of
dispute, discussion aud contest in the
Fifteenth, Sixteenth. Twenty-fifth, and
Twenty-seventh senatorial districts came
up for argument on final adjudica
tion before the court of appeals yesur
day. Counsel for both parties wtre
heard and the judges took the cases under
consideration. The decisions will proba
bly not be given unt il next week and pos
sibly not until the end of the month.
The Weather We May Espeet.
Washington. Iec. l.'.-The follnwiaf are
the weather indication- for tweuty-four hours
from 6 p. m. yesteniay: For Iowa Ka.r
weather: variable winds, shifting to souther
ly: warmer iu western, stationary tempera
ture in eastern portion. Kur Wisconsin Fair
weather, warmer in unrth western, stationary
temperature in southeastern portion; sou'h
westerly winds. Forl'pptr Michigan Fair
weather; warmer tn eastern, stationary tem
perature in western portion; westerly winds.
For Lower Michigan Fair meat her; wester.f
winls: stationary temperature in southern.
Slightly warmer in northern portion. For
ludianaaud Illinois Fair neither; northerly
wiuds: stationary tern Derm urv
The Woman with the etigma'ta,
LOUI6TIIXK. Dec. 12. K. F. Coo rues, of
ehe Keutucky School of Medicine, has con
cluded his Investigation of the case of
Mrs. Mary Sluckenberg, the woman who.
while apparently in a cataleptic state, has
exhibited upon her person the stigmata,
or marks of the passion of Christ, He
refuses to indorse the manifestations as
genuine, but says that the phenomena
may be due to the woman's intense men
tal concentration upon the passion and
the death of the S iviour.
The Lost at the Louisville Fires.
LouisViLLE, Dec. 12. The missicg men
supposed to be in the ruins of the candy
factory have returned to their homes and
the record is closed with eight lost at
Menne's and four at the Boone paper
company. The search is closed. The
total loss is now placed at $300. K.
Fanny Davenport has recovered from
her indisposition at Chicago.
Fourteen hordes were burned to death
tu an Ishpemiug, Mich., fire.
The Marquis of Dufferin has been ap
pointed British minister to Franoe to
succeed the late Lord Lytton.
The New England Homestead estimates
the hop crop of 1S91 at 243, .108 bales against
204.84'J bales the previous year.
Gladstone wa entertained at b.-eakfast
by the rural delegates to the national
Liberal federation conference.
Over 200 steerage passengers are de
tained at the barge office in New York on .
uspiciou of being contract laborers.
The report that Governor Hill is accom
panied continually by detectives is
authoritatively denied from Albany.
A blacksmith at' Buda Pest h killed his
wife and three children. He then com
mitted suicide after setting fire to the
Some miscreant placed a drop of dyna
mite in the pipe of an Italian laborer at
Boston and the latter is now minus three
fingers and a thumb.
Mrs. Potter Palmer's visit to New York
has created a great interest in the World's
fair, and the Gotham ites appear to be
thoroughly waked up.
The report that Mrs. Grover Cleveland
is uot in good health is positively denies!
by Mr. Cleveland, who says "she was
never better in her life."
Senhor Porteila. governor of the state of
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, has refused to re
sign, aud the government will unseat him,
if possible, and proclaim martial law.
The notorious Billy McGIory's dtve at
New York was raided by the police for
the second time within a week. Sixteen
prisoners were taken, among whom was
Russel."M. Little, of Glens Falls, N. Y.
is dead, "Aged 82. He was a delegate to
the Chicago convention which first nomi
nated Lincoln', and bad been presidentia 1
elect6r and state senator.
A new volcanic island, .500 metres in
length, has 'appeared southward of the
is aud of Pantellaria, between Sicily and
Africt, near the scene of the submarine
unbeaval of a few mon'hs ago.
Chicago Dec. 1L
Following mere the quotations on the board
of trade to-day: Wheat December, opened
ft-sc closed Sljc; January, opened 8374,
closed ifce; May. oiieiied W4c closed Me.
Corn December. oeaed 67e. clewed ,S4r.;
January. oened 46.-, closel 460; May
opened 43 -, closed .Jsc Oats-December,
oiienci SiH-. closed 33.;; Januarr. opened
8Jrc. closed 31;. May, o(.ened Xlc, closed
Si-. Pork December, opened and closel
f.;fi: January, opened fll.l-J, closed fll.Ufe
May, oiened Sll.ft.''$. closed Jll.50. Lard
December, opened ?i.05, closed fti.u."!.
Live SUx-k-Prit at the Cnion Mock yards
ranged , follows: Hga-Marltet mod
eraiely active on parking and shipping ac
count: fee'iing weak: liri.-es iT,ik- lower; sales
raiiK'ed at j?.4 ff.MS pivw. &t..VTi;t.6o liKht.
jH.vt,!. riius-h iwckiug, fcl."..!. mixed,
and :i.7n,i.1.(n heavy narking anl shipping
Cattle Market only moderately active on
local and anip:in? account, but feeling
easy: pi-ires without man-rial change
quotation, ranged at J.V.VriH.tn choice
to extra shipping steers. 4.S H&i.m good
to rhoice di, J4.im4,4.70 fair to good, t&Ou
mo. Hoininon to nuMiuin do, t.&Ji 4.25 butch
ers' tteers, Sl.MrQAtfi stockers. $i00&&0(J
Texans. (2.4 ft4.S'i rangvrs. S2.50ai.4O feed
ers, fl.-VlitlViniw. Jl.x:ii.7.-, bulls, and fZi
4lA.' veal calves
Mjeep- Market rather active anl prices
slightly lower. unoiaMons rauired at $3 Vlft
4.i WMcU n.s. . o.:.iinaiiv.,-. and $3..Vi,is.:5
I'ronuo: Mutter Fancy seiwrator, S9e per
lb: dairies, fancy, frosh. Stit2S-4 packiug stock,
fn-sh. 11V. Lgas--Fresh cauulcd, loss off,
24V'( " l r do.; ice house stock, isttlitljc.
Live poultry-Old heiis. At: per l;i; spring. 7c;
nxwHTs, 4c; mixed turkeys, Sjjlilc;
ducks, mixed, Pc; geese, $.". jo per doz.
Potatoes Home grown. 4'lj-Vic per sack; Wis
consin and Michigan, couiuiou to fair. 3uj;
good t choice, SV.t'K: mt bti: swert pol t:es,
Illinois, iU,v:-5 ir h:I; Jerseys. $i.SiVi.75;
tancy. $:i.i,.-"-5. Apples -Common, il.ii j
Li" per ubl: g d. $1.:3 ul tn. ch li.-e to fancy.
iiMii-S. t rautn-rt ies C'hiv t o I, J7.i(ii
KSi per bbl: Si:' ti.Si y?r b ix; Jersey 4. $. H
Nt Vohk. IV-. 11.
Wheat-No. 2 red w ni.-r m-h. r!. 'a;
Ilecemter. f 1.07: Jai.usry. fl.' Tt February,
II. ; March. Jl.1; May. sl.i..iM. In,,, -No.
niixcn cash. i-. 1'n- ii;i-r. M:a :
January. 5" ;s : February. M4.-. Oats-liull
but stea.ly; No. i mixed at.u. 42".i 4-u..-;
January. . -May. .TM4. Ryr. 1-, lii.t dr--maud
and n ininal; we-tcrn M.'H.i l.'a, Bar-?
ley Mead: . 0. 2 Milwaukee, 7iu;74.-. I'orii
Fair, active and steady: new mess. Slil-Vl
Lard- Vuw-t; January, i.47; February,. S..iS;
March, i 68.
Livestock: Catile -MarkeJ very dull for
ah L-rndcs at a d.tli;u; of 2V ier 1 0 lbs; po r.
est to best natives. J;i5j irhJ lbs: Colorado
jJI.31: bulls au.i ury cows. iL2i"1i2.274i. Sheon
and Lambs Trad, U; -.low; sheep. l3.5UH4.7e
1-er 101 lbs lambs, $A.Kji..ti. Keg-'Mar-ket
t-eady; live hoj;fc, $:t.6 (j,4. jr liM lbs.
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ABLATES 6 CO.