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!iL. XL. NO. bl. KOCK ISLAND, MONDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1891. 7 .... V;t'
1 Per Weak ISM Cents
AH Dressed Up in their Holiday Clothes.
Stock.-.New Men.rNew Capital
ERE TO STAY AND BETTER THAN EVER.
rHE NEW LONDON
WILL START THE
! Chinchilla Overcoats.
'Dress Box Overcoats,
! Dress Overcoat', all Shades, the
: Irish Frieze Overcoats.
Men's Suits at
uoou oaosianuai aims,
If) Elegant Suits, Sacks and Cutaways,
Jfi j Elegant Dress Suits, in Many Styles,
C Suits'eold the world over,
l m -a tr r .
uenmne iauor-Maae suits,
Mens Suits at
Mens Pants at
All Wool Pants,
Dress Pants, Wool and Worried,
Mens Pants at
U 3 Ply Linen Collars,
) Wire Backle Suspenders,
An immense line ot Boys and Children's
Clothing almost at YOUR OWN PRICE.
For tlie Holiday Trade at tlie ONE PRICE t
ew London Q0
p- S. We have yet about $12,000 worth of goocls of the former stock, olds and ends,
which we will continue to apply the knife until disposed of.
at a bargain, j
$ 5 00 for $ 190'
7 60 " 3.00
looo 6 00;
18.00 " 1150
at a bargain.
$ 6.C0 for $ 2.10 1
9.00 " 5 00
12 00 " 7.65!
20 00 " 14.00
$0 75 for $045
.59 j in
at a bargain.
$015 for $0.02i
$100 to I 25
at a bargain.
FIRST Oil X0T1IIXG.
Mills Declines an Offer from
SECOND PLACE NOT TO HIS LIKING.
Comment and Alleged Fact a to the
Committee Situation Voorhee De
clares Vr on Judge Woods An Eco
nomical Move in the Direction of the
Government Print Shop No More
Books for the "Junk" Dealers Secre
retary Rnak to Try Hoecake " on th.
Washington-, Pee. 21. Mills will not 1
on the ways and means committee. The
Texan thinks that if he is not the man t
heail that important committee there Is
no place on it foe him. Friday Speaket
Crisp wrotethe Texas statesman asking
if it would be agreeable and acceptable to
him to be placed second oA the ways and
means committee and made chairman ct
the commerce, postoffice, or some othei
committee where the work was less la
liorions. In reply Mills nays: Mlaving
been a member of the committee on ways
and means for ten years and chairman in
the Fiftieth congress the reasons which
have in your judgment rendered my ap
point ment as chairman unwise would dis
qualify me for service in any other plao?
on that committee, and it would not lie sin
cere to say that it would be agreeable to
accept your tender. I leave to yovi, with
out any suggest ion from me, to make such
other assignment as you in the discharge
of your official duty may determine."
Precedent In the Matter.
Yhile Mills has lieen claiming this placs
as the one due him almve all others, the
precedents are not iu his favor. When
Kerr of Indiana, was elected speaker ot
the Forty-fourth congress over Samuel J.
Randall, the latter wa given the chair
manship of the appropriations committee,
although he desired the ways and means.
Kiefer was elected over Hiscock for upeak
of the Forty-seventh congress and the
New Yorker had to lie satisfied with the
chairmanship of the appropriations com
mittee, the ways and means committee
being given to Kelley of Pennsylvania.
Reed Kroke the Monotony.
When Carlisle was elected speaker of the
Forty-eight congress over Randall the
latter was given the appropriations rout
mittee, and Morrison of Illinois was
placed at the head of the ways and means.
In the Forty-ninth congress, when Car
lisle was re-elected speaker, he gave Mills
instead of Randall the chairmanship of
the ways and means; Morrison having
been left at home. Reed is the only
speaker in recent years who has violate.)
t he precedent by appointing his opponent
chairman of the leading committee.
Alleged Composition of the Committee.
It is stated on alleged '-high authority''
that the ways and means committee will
be composed aa follows: Springer is to 1'
chairman, and as Mills will not accept the
wcond place it will lie given to McMillin
of Tennessee. Turner, another one of the
old committee, will remain. The other
Democrats, so far as determined, will be
Fitch of New York, Shively of Indiana,
Whiting of Michigan. Stevens of Mass
chnsetts, Bryan of Nebraska, and Johnson
of Ohio. The last named appointment is
in the nature of a concession to the Mills
men, as Johnson was the Texas candidate's
principal lieutenant ia the speakership
The Repuhiiran Contingent.
Six Republicans will make up the full
complement of the committee. Of the old
memU-rs Payne of New York. McKcnna
of California. Dingier of Maine, and Rur
rows of Michigan will le retained. Penn
sylvania will have a place on this commit
tee, as it did in the last congress. Rayne
of PittslmrK. the old memlx-r, was not re
elected, and three of the Pennsylvania Re
publicans are striving for his place. They
are O'Neill. Harmer. and Dalzell. The
first two are older in point of service than
Drtlell. but he wants to succeed Quay as
senator and thinks a place on the ways
and means committtee would give hint ad
tional prestige. Crisp has not decided
which one of these be will apjMiint. Who
the sixth Republican memlier will be is
also unsettled, but Reed is probably the
A CONGRESS OF ECONOMY.
Some Reforms the Committee on Print
ing PrnMtM to Inaugurate.
Wasiiixutox, Dec. 21. As this is to be
the congress of economy the Democrats
are going to liegin their work at once.
Representative Richardson, of Tennessee,
who is chairman of the printing commit
tee, says that after the holidays the joint
committee which has been investigating
the congressional printing during the
summer will submit a report, showing
how hundred of thousands of dollars can
le saved. A mass of public printing is
done for which there is no vital need, and
this will be cut off. It is well known that a
great many of the public documents find
their war to the junk shops.
Will be Put on Honor.
If the printing committee has its way
the junk shops will suffer. The member
will be asked to state upon his honor that
the documents which he receives will be
honestly and carefully distributed among
his constituents; otherwise his supply will
be curtailed. Another rule which allows
to each memlier a copy, bound in calf, of
every report and document presented to
either house of congress during his term,
will also be changed so as to give to the
member only such bound copies as he
really desires. If he wants them all he
will, of course, receive them; but to most
of the congressmen it will be a great re
lief not to be burdened wit h a mass of un
interetug and valueless matter.
VOORHEE&WILL FIGHT JUDGE WOODS
The Indiana Jurist Not Satisfactory to
the "Tall Sycamore."
Wabhingtox, Dec. 2L Senator Voor
hees, who will undoubtedly take the lead
in the seuate in opposing the confirmation
of Judge Woods, of Indiana, for one of the
new circuit judgeships, is out in an inter
view, in which be states very fully his rea
sons for making a fight against connnnar
tion. "I ooi surprised." Senator Venr-
dent in this particnlar instance. As a rule
his appointments have been good, but ia
this one exception he has failed miserably.
You could not find, I think, a Democrat
who would vote for his continuation if you
searched for him with a microscope.
Says Woods is Totally I'liflt.
"I know my views in this matter and
those of Senator Turpie, and inasmuch as
the appointee comes from our own state I
am confident that the Democratic senators
will heed the facts we can bring lx-fra
them, if that should be necessary. Kvery
Democrat, and every Republican who
knows anything about the politics of the
countiy knOTS about the charges against
Judge Woods, 5he record of Judge Woods
I know by heart, and 1 am free to say that
he is a man totally unfit for any judicial
THAT SHREWD " UNCLE JERRY."
The Starving Russian Peasants To Be
Fed on Corn "Dodger" Etc.
.Washington', Dec, 21. The famine in
breadstuffs in Russia has attracted the at
tention of the United States government as
it has that of every civilized country. Sec
retary Rusk has given it considerable
thought, and he and Senator Paddock have
hit upon an idea by which they proplfse to
do a humanitarian act and at the same
time prove to the Russian authorities that
American corn is a first-class food product.
This government has lieen trying foi
twenty years to introduce corn abroad a
food, without great success.
tireat Scheme Without Donlit.
Under the present condition of affairs
Secretary Rusk and Senator Paddock !
lieve Russia will gladly receive the cereal.
They propose that farmers of Kansas and
Nebraska and other western states shall
contribute toward a huge trainload ci
corn that shall lie sent as a gift. It can he
carried across the country free and prolyl
lily transported across the ocean. Hy this
method several hundred tons of corn will
lie sent to Russia and an excellent oppor
tunity of introducing it taken advantage
of. Senator Paddock will take immediate
steps to put the idea into execution.
Proceedings in the House.
Washington-, Dec. 21. The house was
in session but half an hour Sat urday. The
membership of the ways and means com
mittee was increase) to fifteen, quadricen
tennial to eleven, and immigration to the
same number. Enloe of Tennessee offered
a resolution for an investigation of the
pension office, which was referred. The
death of M. H. Ford, of Michigan, was an
nounced, and after adopting a concurrent
resolution to adjourn to Wednesday, with
the understanding that no business shall
be transacted that day, except the an
nouncement of the committees, and that
the house shall adjourn that day to Jan. ft,
the senate consenting, the house ad
journed. RATHER ROUGH ON THE TOUGH.
A KoMer Has to Drop 910,000 Worth ol
San Fhaxcisto, Dec. 21. One of the
boldest robleries ever committed in this
city occurred on Kearney street Saturday.
As Jesse Waterman, clerk of M. Schusslei
& Co., wholesale jewelers, was carrying a
box of unset diamonds, valued at $20,000,
upstairs to the rooms of the jewelry com
pany he was knocked down by a blow
from behind and the box of diamonds
snatched from his hands. He hastily
arose and gave chase to the fleeing roblier,
being joined by severa) pedestrians in the
pursuit. The fugitive when hard pressed
dropped the Ixix of diamonds, and the de
lay in recovering them gave him an op
portunity to escape.
AND SERVED THEM MIGHTY RIGHT.
How Alio ut Putting This Kind of Scoun
drel in the Pen?
Nkw Yokk, Dec. 21. All the way from
Maple Y'llley. state of Washington, where
he is a pillar of the church and figure of
consequence in the community, came
George W. Ames to t his city to get rich by
buying counterfeit money at. prices great
ly reduced from it face value. Down
from Jamestown. N. Y., where he is a
leading grocer, came Charles Nylierg on a
similar enterprise. They arrived alsitit the
same time, though over different lines ot
railroad, and curiously enough they met aft
erward and made the simultaneous dis
coverr that they had lieen swindled out ol
their saving by the good, old, regulation
"green goods game."
Knew Too Much to Live in Alabama.
Birmingham, Ala Dec. 21. A squad ot
United States deputy marshals just re
turned from Cleburne county bring the
news of the assassination of Lafayette An
derson last week. Anderson was eating
supper with his family when a double
barrelled shot-gun was thrust through a
window and fired. The top of Anderson's
head was blown off and his brains scat
tered over the table. He fell forward with
his head in his plate and the latter soon
filled with blood. Anderson was a moon
shiner, and knew too much for the safety
of others, who suspected him of giving
government officers information.
Sensational Suicide at Chirago.
Chicago, Dec. 2L Car) C. Johnson, an
nsane furniture varnisher, adopted a hor
rible mode of killing himself yesterday.
Ascending to the fifth floor of the Manhat
tan building, lie started from the west end
of the hal) and' ran with all his might
towara the east end, and hurled himself
through a French plate-glass window a
quarter of an inch thick. So great was the
momentum attained that Johnson struck
the pavement nearly thirty feet from the
building, crushing his skull and breaking
nearly every Done in nis txiay.
Thinks Prohibition Too Heary a Load.
DES Moixes. Ia., Dec, 21. .Tames S.
Clarkson, chairman of the Republican na
tional committee, is said to be urging the
Republicans of Iowa to drop the prohibi
tion idea and relieve the party from a load
that he thinks altogether too heavy for it.
Mr. Clarkson is reported as saying: "Tlie
great thing next year is the national elec
tion, and Iowa should not allow any local
issue to stand in the way of a victory foi
tne nepuDiican nominee."
fetroyed Eleven Houses.
BlXG Sikg, N. Y., Dec. 21. A fire started
at Croton landing at 10 o'clock Saturday
morning which burned eleven house to
the ground. Lose 200,000; partly ia-
The protectionists are on
dolitics of New South Wales,
top in the.
A mine of fairly good coal luts lieen dis
covered in the straits of Majellan.
Cardinal Gibbons ordained the first n
gro Roman Catholic, priest at Haiti more.
There are only fcl,l(i2,15() of the 4 1-3 per
cents, unextended and unredeemed now.
A ladies club is to lie organized at Ixn
don to aid respectable actresses in poor cir
cumstances. Another little revolution ruffled the po
litical waters of Brazil, thereliel9 giving
a trice governor the grand bounce.
Henry Hess' barns at Bay City, Mich.,
were burned a year ago. They were
burned again Saturday. Incendiary, prob
ably. The II. O. Nelson Manufacturing com
pany, of St. Louis, has declared a dividend
of 10 per cent; to its employes on the profit
The New York Fenians have isued an
addressed calling on Irishmen to be ready
when war breaks out in Europe 'o strike
blow for Ireland."
Walt Whitman telegraphs to hi
friends: "1 am still sort of holding tha
fort: hut it don"t make any difference-
whet her I live or die."
Dead sure that he could pick out the
right card Herman Sbriver, an Ohio farm-
"dronped'' Ki.ijiio at monte, liecause his
"dead sure" was wrong.
Henri Wateerson insists that Mills be
be made chief of the ways and means com
mittee, and fears the consequences II
Springer is given the pist.
John Doyle, of Chicago, picked up ados
and fondled it, when the brute bit him on
the thumb. That was a month ago.
Doyle died of hydrophobia Saturday.
Edward Russell, of Minneapolis, but who
spent most of his )i.5e at Davenport, Ia.,
Is dead, aged 61. He was a newspaper man,
and first advocated the Hennepin cauaL
A rocking chair made from the door
of General, fjrant's log cabin, near St.
Louis', lias been presented to Miss Ruth
Cleveland, with the wish for herself,
father and miflher of a merry Christmas.
The Republican state committee of
Ixiuisiana met at New Orleans and nearly
resulted in hhiodshed, knives and pistols
lieing drawn. The anti-Warinoth men
carried the da v.
Anthony Comstock has notified a mer
chant in lmg Island City that a guessing
contest the merchant has advertised, a
piano lieing the prize, must not come off,
as it is unlawful.
Slavin and Mitchell, the pugilists, have
arrived at New York. Slavin says he is
spoiling for a fight with our John Lv,
while Mitchell cannot understand why it
should be the ambition of Jim Corbett s
life to fight him (Mitchell). Charier says he
is not looking for a tight with anybody.
Ex-State Treasurer Sopor, of Michigan,
is going to fight his case before the investi
gating committee. There is an issue of
veracity lictween Warden Davis and Aud-
lter General Stone. One savsthat at the
meeting at which Soper agreed to appoint
r-ditor Kowioy his deputy there was no
agreement as to a "divvy" of the salary.
The other says there was. Both were
Prlnresa Victoria's Wedding Dress.
IxiXDON, Dec. 21. The wedding of the
duke of Clarence and Princess Victoria of
Teck will take place on the 10th of Febru
ary, which is the fifty-second anniversary
of the wedding of the queeu. This date
was fixed upon at the queen s special re
quest. 1 he British Silk society; of which
the duchess of Teck is president, has liegun
the manufacture of the wedding dress. It
is to lie of the softest white damask, bro
caded in a design of lilies of the valley,
roses, shamrocks, ami thistles, entwined in
the liordcr. thus combining symliols of the
three countries of the kingdom. The train
shows silver lilies and other designs on a
Socialist It lot at Chelsea.
Loxnox. Pec. 21. There was a collision
liet ween the police and the Sts-iaiists yes
terday, the latter attempting to hold a
public meeting in Chelsea nirainst. police
regulations. There were 2.0it people pres
ent, and when the representative of the
Dockers union. Pearson, began to sin-aS
and was arrested, the crowd rushed at ti e
officers and made en effort to rescue the
prisoner. The police met the onslaught
with a vigorous application of their clubs,
and many heads were broken. Then the
fiolice made a chiU'ge anil drove the crowd
u all directions.
The Federation of Labor.
Birmingham, Ala.. Dec. 21. The Feder
ation of Labor adjourned sine die Satur
day. During the day the boycott on Mil
waukee beer was raised, and a resolution
adopted to continue the struggle for an
eight-hour day. Apian for a cessation of
the war between the Federation and the
Knights of Labor was adopted, the feature
of which is the provision for independence
of each organized trade to govern itself
and be free to act as it thinks best. The
convict lease system was denounced. Tha
next convention will meet at Philadelphia.
For referring to a subject an an usual, bat
It may possess lnterec: fr some to know
CM M M
Is sold for half the price of the other
kinds. IS!4I.I. iveaay if inequality
was not what It should be, ot course It
would not sell at all.
Bakinn Powder Companies say nothing
of their exorbitant price, but talk oon
Unuaily of chemical analysts, Ac.
Let the scientists lead the arientisu, nut
let piactical women, try Climax, and '
judge for themselves. .
-AT TOUR CEOCTr.-S.
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