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Island Daily Argu
VOL XL. NO. 61.
HOCK ISLAND, TUESDAY, JANUARY 5, 1892.
Slrgl CopleiS Centa
Per Week 12 Cents
Tto is a fill
THEY'VE GOT TO GO!
1-2 Off. 1-3 Off. 1-4 Off.
On or about Jan. 15th the New
London Clothing Co. will begin to
invoice. Determined to make all
goods into money, the London in
augurates a force sale, which for
upsetting of values regardless of re-
I tailing of merchandise, totally eclipses
any special, or even sheriff or bank
rupt sale Rock Island has ever known;
1-2 Off, 1-3 Off, 1 -4 Off
I from our already low prices, at which
we have this season as always under
sold the town, will entice you to buy
an elegant overcoat, suit, furnishing
goods, or hats and caps for little or
nothing, and reduce our mammoth
stock to proper limits for stock tak
ing January 15th, this cut will cer
tainly accomplish our point in view.
We resort now to the only plan the
CE AND LOSS!
FACTS IX FINANCE.
Now is Your Time to Act, and
A Batch of Figuresf rom the
YEAR'S INCREASE OF CIRCULATION.
lixty Million More Money Abroad .Tun.
1, ISO?, Hutu Siime Date Last Year
Unit I'reniature 1'iiIiMi hI ion of the Ne
braska Decision An Old Contract Sus
tainedA Told Chill for Free Coinage
Men Springer' Move on the McKluley
Kill Official News Notes
Washington, Jan. 5. The treasury de
partment monthly statement of changes
in the circulation during the last month
-hows a net increase during December of
M 1.519,oa'.i. Of the various kinds of money
in circulation there was a decrease during
December of $500.1100 in currency certili
Kitvn, $171.01:1 in Mnmlanl silver dollars,
W.iio; in subsidiary silver, and $5tf,042 in
ilver certificates. On the other hand
there was an increase of $.4.Vi,150 in gold
rertiheates, $4.312,7 ; l in silver treasury
notes. $2.or.7,77S iu gold coin, $403,042 in
F idled states notes, and 5275,580 in na
tional hank notes. The total circulation
nf the country on Jan. 1 is placed at $1,
fc"S,7Nl,72U, or a per capita circulation of
$24.52, against $1 ,528.fl.'Ci,!43 oti Jan. 1, 1n.i,
an increase of fcXI.OOO.IXiO during the calen
dar year just closed.
( 0111 hi at i e Statement of Circulation.
The nmotmts in circulation of the vari
ous kimls of currency on Jan. 1, WJ, and
mi Jan. 1, ls-.ii, are shown in the following
.lan.l.tsnj. .lari.l. ISM.
lioldcoin ; )i(.'.w.hi g 411.nsu.a:i7
Standard silver dol's iC'.Wv.ltil tit.atT.ir.'a
Kiibsidmry silver.... tu.7?ti.s;iu .W.VH.r.t
liold certitii-Mes 1 is.luti.l l!l 44.u;7.27!l
Silver certificate 84t.n:t:.:i"d :tt:.4S..S'K
Silver treasury notes ;i2o,sn.."iis oii,2S!t,4ii:j
I Ilited States mite
awl currency cer-
litictti. 7".;.n-.7 22.sW.?s3
National liauk imti-s iii4-7.4.i.i lT.i.'.tl.s-Vi
Totals m ,.s.,i .:,v c i ..vy.tuv.43
Coined, Issued, and in Treasury.
The general stock of money coined or
sucl and in the treasury Jan. I is shown
oy tiie toUowiug tabic.
Coined or In Treas-
loiildeoin $ iiot.s:!.L'l1 ?l!r,.ti . 4.WI
Standard silver dols.. 4 1 1 ..:t.7 4t 1 ai!l.217.fi4!
subsidiary silver Tii.'ii'rfi.lVi :i,7S!i.'i25
bold cert it'n -ate- Itn.Ws.siM J7.473.7-JO
Silver certificates PVt.TT'J.SIs 8.!t54.7.Vl
Silver trcas'y notes. .. 77.:t-.';.l"2 'J.ic;i.l4."i
I nited M.it.-s notes. . i4ii.t;sl.iili Ji,!l3.ii(B
Currency certificates. !i.4i'-".i l 2nu.ii
National liiiik notes.. 17:.ii7s..-Vi 4,iHl.l2
Totals 5-l.1sn.fi4.'..!'.; ?rti sM.2ii7
Tlie Store of 4'uili anil ltlilliim.
nuring December there was a net in
rrease of lii.M2,.V.M in money aud bullion
lu the treasury. Tliere was a dec-.-casc of
ri-00.-JiUl in subsidiary silver. .V'22..7.S4 in
trade dollar bullion, $4H.i42 in 1'nited
States notes, and $111.002 in national bank
tiotes. hile The store of silver bullion in-l-reased
$4,i:."i.iriC: gold bullion. s-:t.7f.2.1s."i;
(told coin. $3,221,872; standard silver dol
lars. $l,025.i2!, and silver treasury Jioti-s,
f.VJ.t'.7'.i. Cold certificates held in
cash by the treasury Jan. 1 amounted
t $17.472. 720. a decrease during the month
Df December of fcl.72f.450; silver certifi
rates held as cash Jan. 1 were SMM,75l,
an Increase during DhtiiiIkt of $553,442.
Mid currency certificates held as cash were
r2iu.O0n, a decrease of $170.0(10 during De-t-etuber.
The store of gold bullion m the
treasury Jan. 1 aggregated $s2.2c3.Cs9 and
nf silver bullion $."i3. ''!'. 4i.s.
LEAKS IN THE SUPREME COURT,
Iliree Notable Inst mice. When There
Was Money in Them.
AVashinoTiiN'. Jan. S. For the fourth or
fifth time in its history the supreme court
lias lieen humiliated by having its decis
ions given to the public In-fore they were
announced from the bench, if the an
lioiincefutut of the liovd dis-ision proves to
have Im'cu a cornel forecast. H is said
that Chief Justice Fuller lias in-t it uted a
fearcli. and has declareil that he will ferret
the a;7;.ir to the b .liciiu aud mete out pun
isliiueul to t lie offender. In three other
ti itab'ie instances where ilecisions have
lieeti given out prematurely they were
doubtless done to iiiiluence l lie stock mar
ket. Many l'l ruin- in the Secret.
The cases in mind were a decision af
fecting Ftiion Facilic securities rendered
ten or twelve years ago, by which stock
jobbers made a huge sum; the Center
market decision, which affected the local
slock market; and lately, the IJell tele
phone decision. The way of ascertaining
the leak is difliculr because the decision
was in the possession of many persons.
K.-ich justice had a printed ropy, to which
his clerk or private sec.ret-ary may have ac
cess. The printers who set up t he manu-.-iipt
shared the confidence of the ermine.
The smart little paves rar ing in and out of
the chambers while the pundits were dis
cussing the question may have gleaned
fnough points to determine how the court
Mood ou the question, which, alter all,
was the real piece of news in the w hole af
tair. Stolen and Sold to the I'aperx.
There is no doubt I hat the decision was
Itolen and sold to the newspapers. One
newspaperman who came near getting the
news and failed is telling a story that the
news was offered to him for $000. le
cluims that he made a contract with a
ttranger to have it delivered to him on
condition that payment need not be made
until the supreme court decision confirmed
the story. A press association here claims
Io have information that anot her news
paper w as offered the decision at a much
less sum than S.KK). This would seem to
indicate that the thing was on the market
p-etty generally in newspaper row Friday
SILVER QUESTION IN THE SENATE.
riumb'i Heath a I.oh to Tree Coinage
Stewart's Letter to Hill.
"Washington, Jan. 5. The appointment
of ex-CongressniU Perkins as successor of
the late Senator Plumb gives the free sii
rer people in the senate a cold chill dovm
their spinal columns. Senator Plumb was
one of their ablest workers in behalf of
tree silver, but they recognize in Perkins a
man who will stand firmly in the party
ranks. Thev are a sood deal discouraged
to See the shape the silver question is tak
ing in the Democratic ranks.and they have
little hopes, now that Senator Hill ha-,
taken the stand that he has on the silver
question, of a solid Democracy for free sil
ver, as was the case in last congress.
Rland May Favor a rom promise.
Senator Stewrt"s letter to Senator Hill
has not helped the situation any, and there
is reason to believe now that nothing more
tliat - bill ftir the five coinage of Amer
ican kilver only could pass the senate. It
Is broadly hinted that Chairman Bland, of
Ihe house commit tee on coinage, seeing the
situation, may favor a compromise meas
ure of this kind. It is believed that a bill
for tlie free coinage of American silver
only would be more embarrassing to the
president than any measure upon this sub
jiH ithat could be sent him, but that prob
ably even this would lie met with a veto.
CAN BE MADE TO PAY TOLL.
A Ferry Contract for !H Years That Is
"WAsniNfiTOV, Jan. 5. In the supreme
roui-t of the United States yesterday Jus
lice Ilrown announced the decision of the
court reversing the decision of the circuit
court for the southern district of Illinois
in the ease of Wiggins Ferry company, ap
pellant, against the Ohio and Mississippi
Hatiroad company, to compel the latter to
pay toll for ferriage across the Mississippi
river between Fast St. Louis and "Hloody
Island," under an old contract, all hough
the railroad company had given up the use
of the ferry and was using a bridge.
The Contention Fxplained.
The contract was made in 1S.SS for ninety-nine
years ln-t ween the ferry company
nnd a railroad company, of which the Ohio
and Mississippi became assignee. The
railroad company after it obtained tbeuM
" the bridge refused to pay toll to the
f. rry company, and the circuit court of 1
the I nited States for t he sunt hern district
of Illinois decided in its favor iu a suit
brought by the ferry company. The de
cision of the supreme court reverses this
holding, and remands the cause for fur
Springer Has a I.iltle ltill.
Wasiiim, ton. Jan. ft.- Chairman Spring
er, of the ways and means committee, has
framed a tarilT bill during the recess. This
bill places on the free, list all forms of
wool and hair, except shoddy and waste,
the taritT on which is to be reduced 20
cents a pound. The bill will also repeal
the specific duties on the manufactures of
wool, such as carpets, clot hing. etc.. but
the ad valorem duties will remain. In re
gard to carpets the Springer bill will be
substant ially the same as proposed by the
Mills bill. The present averace of duty on
woolen mannf.-n lures is Id per cent. In the
Springer bill this average is n-iiui ed to 4."
The Mouse .ct h New "Wrinkle.
"Washington, Jan. . speaker Crisp's
Illness and t lie absence of rules has devel
oped the fact that Crisp has no power to
appoint a speaker pro lent. It had lx-cn
the general opinion that Crisp would ap
point McMi'.lin speaker pro tern, during
l is absence, but an cxaiiiinat ion of rtie
const it ut ion ami precedents in such mat
ters showed that he could not name a
speaker pro tern, in the absence of rules,
and as the present house has no rules he
was deprived of the power. The clerk of
the house consequently called the body to
gether today as he did at the beginning of
The Indian School at Carlisle.
"Washington", Jan. 5 -Captain Pratt.
Superintendent of the Indian school at
Carlisle, Pa., reports to t he commissioner
of Indian affairs that the health condition
of the school during the last half year has
been good and but one death has occurred.
Then' has tieen no serious illness. H(. at
tributes the freedom from disease to the
improvement of the sanitary condition of
Ihe school. The commissioner is much
gratified at the favorable report.
Can Ta the 1'xpress ( oiiiianien.
AVAsMINoTon. Jan. 5. The supreme
Court of the United States, through Jus
tice Lamar, yesterday announced its de
rision sustaining the b , jsion of the cir
cuit court of the United Stales fur the
western district of Missouri, that a law
passed by the Missouri legislature taxing
express companies on t lie amount of their
receipts was constitutional.
Nettlelon still Sick III, the (irip.
"Washington. Jan. ft. Assistant Secre
tary Xetlletou is still confined to his home
w ith la grippe.
SAD MEETING OF MOTHER AND SON.
The Woman I'niiils ;md llo.s Not l:cie
A cam K'r T o lly-.
Cincinnati. Jan. ft. .iosje Frasier, a
boarder at Belle ("urn's resort, has lain
Unconscious for I w o days. Hack of this
commonplace Matcim-nt is a tragic ro
mance. Thursday evening a handsom..
young man called at the house and aki-d
for the woman, li so happened that she
met him alone. As soon as he entered the
room the young fellow said; "I am
from Memphis. My foster parents' name
ts Johnson." At this the woman screat 1
and fell in a faint from which she was
with difficulty revived. Then she told her
Met a Handsome Stranger.
Nineteen years ago she was a young and
happy wife in Memphis. She met a hand
some stranger and deserted her husband
snd 3-tuont hs-old balie for him. She was
herself soon deserted and has sinc e led a
sinful life. The boy was adopted by a
family named Johnson. A few weeks ago
he learned his mother's story and her
probable whereabouts and set out to find
her. Mother and son wept in each other's
units, but the former steadily refused to
give up her life, and the son left. Kver
since the woman has lain iu a stupor and
may not recover.
F.x-Chier -.u-IiIich Not Head.
Tahlkql'AH, 1. T., Jan. 5. The rumors
which have been current for several days
past of the deal ii of ex-Chief Hushyliead
have no foundation. The ex-chief is enjoy
ing excellent health. Chief Harris is ilL
but not dangerously.
New Hoard of Trade President.
Chicago. Jan. 5. Charles D. Hamill
will wield the gavel on the board of trad
for the ensuing year, he having been elect
ed president at yesterday's election by a
majority of over 180 votes.
King Ieopold of Helgium has recovered
from his attack of la gripiM.
Kandolph Kogers, the sculptor, is dan
dcrously ill of pulmonitis at Koine. He is
t7 years old.
Justice S. U. Pinney, recently elected
to the Wisconsin supreme court, has lietn
sworn into ottice.
Frank Haker. of Jacksonville, Ills., is
dead from a dose if corrosive sublimate. A
She. the suspected Clcndale expiess rob
ber, has been identified in St. Louis as a
participant in a isistollice rohltcry iu that
There is an insurrection in Teheran
against the government of theshah, owini$
to maladministration bv the shah's minis
ters. A crisis is approaching in Samoa, where
King Malietoa has determined to crush the
relK-llion and run the government regard
less of foreign intci ference.
A bill has lieen introdaeed jn the Ken
tucky senate making business connection
w ith a lottery felony for those who sell,
and a misdemeanor for those who buy.
Three rough diamonds wi re found in the
craw of a Hastings, Xcb., chicken. The
chickens are supplied with gravel from
liliie'river, seven miles south of Hastings,
and there is a diamond fever "on"' now.
Incendiaries, reyularly. organized, havt
bnrnod the cotton cin of J. K. Hryan near
1'iue Hlutf. Ark., and the railway station
at l.'i. wood in the same neighborhood.
The reason is a row over the location of
Kev. Mr. Kdwards. the independent lle
publicau member of the New Voik senate,
Kiys he will go into neither party cauctis,
but w ill vote in all cases as his conscience
dictates. He especially w ill not join any
scheme to delay organization.
Kdward Fairchild. of Shelioygan, "Wis.,
wanted to si,mi his wife. His stepdaugh
ter intcrierci! and he shot her iu the cheek,
Hot fatally. He then very properly "re
moved" himself to a place w here it is
probably warm enoim'u for him.
J. Fiulcy Hoke, of Peoria. His., who six
years ago. while cashier, robbed the Mer
chants' National bank of that city of $2T5,
Hii. has been set irce eighteen indictments
against him having been (plashed. He'
served tive veins on ,ie indictment, and it
was hi T.I that as he had been extradited
from Canada u that t he ot hers would not
THE MARKETS. i
Cine ia. .Tan. 4.
"imitations on the lioar.l
W heat - .bucairy, opened
Ke.rn.-ir, ctiened and
:i"s; closed tnhje.
S ' : ( losed SSI-;
c'.o-cd ;i.s-; May,
V ' a:s -January,
1 ios,sl elf.
VOilowiu: were tl
of trade To'! :
:.:id c!oi-d s-'se:
closed XI, : May. j.,I
torn .lanuaiy. ojK-iiei
February. oi'U d :U
JeaC.l tV-; closed 4i
O; I I.ed closed S,
:!'. . closci :ie; Slav, ot
''! k - J.-, n .law. oi-iird $lii.;i"i, rlos.Ki fin..v;w.
.May. op, ;,. d sti.!l. lnsisi jll.et'j.. i-ard
.lauuary. -d si.o--,, c!,eed $i.li. j
Live sto k 'Prices at the I'nioa stock yanls
tod i." ran.eii as fo lo.-.s: fattie -Market
i. : vc and linn: jNtckeis and .-hippcrs buy
i,r': I'l-ie-s, K..it : hicJier: salis ranired at
$:;.! p;.-s. :( :.v.. 4.ia hgut, ss.;:?3.s
r..ti.!, pa, k !!-. -:f s.",v t lo mied. and 4.Ui
- ' h,-a pa, kiiiu' atid sliippinr h.ts
( aitle --MnrKet tairly aitivu on local nnd
sh.iipai.' a. ,aat. and prices were
fairly well supicrted (notations ranged
at .T :!-. ii. im choi.-c to extra shipping rthts,
4.."'( i ."i.i". i(nl to choice do, $:i.T.'y 4.m fair to
go i. :i.m c(.inmon to medium do, S3.(
(.,;;.;.". Imtel.e.-s' stsers. jl.Nf,ii.',i ftockers,
.ill.: '. li.ai Texas stel rs. ?..ie felvrs,
o.'ini!itw, .a".l-and 5-'.Uja-5.a
Sheep-Market, rather act. re an! prices
Mi ady: quotation- ranged Ht Si.T.Si.(M
westerns, s:, .-, ! najiv aild H rM
I'r.xliiee: Hiut. r Fan, y si purator, CSc;
dairies, fancy, fresh, -l .iis-: s-h kinc stock,
I n si,. i:i,.( l." . Kggs-Fre.ii candled. l,s off,
i'4- pertio.: ice hmisc stiK-k. liVtlwc. Dressed
pouln y 11,-ns. s,., si j,. H.r spring chickena,
!' ;'".: ducks. .i.( lie; (.-w-c. l'n-; turkeys,
choice. 1'c: cinnion st, k. likV.-.llc: poor, h!
'A-, potatoes-Hebron. ;iy.;t.v per bu: Bar
Imnks. :e-.'.-3.V: Kse. SAie; l'eerless, 53ic.
s,(Mt i".T;tt'M-s. Illinois, $I..Vnrr2. per bid;
.1, rs. ys, f;Mii i.:i.ni. Apr-le -Common, $1.35
l.."'IH-r bbl: giMHl. ?! '.": t-m y. ?i'.nu. "rau
berries ( ape i ,m. e.iir, ;.(., j.r hbl: Sl.tiV
1.7.", pi r Ux: Jerseys. 5',.V'! i.i-.. per bid; fl.nt
per l ex.
N w ottK. Jan. .
rd w enr , -h. S l.i,i.4;
''.: K.-l.runry. il uvs,: JIareli,
r'.":.. font- No. 2 mixed
.lauuary. al,.-; .March, 5!-V:
t'ats - Hull bat steadv: No. 2
Mav. Rve Hull ami
h.avy: onot.-u at Us.-.., si I f,- the hol.i
rae.se. Barley Imp l, ,t stroiii:: No. 2 .M;l
wauk.. ;2v, U: Fork - Mo-h rar.ly a-tjve
and s;.ead : new jocms, SUi.m. 1-ird - Steady ;
January. ?tt 4: February, jd ad: March. fii.iiO
Live St,H k: ( attie Market f.im at an ad
v a nee of la.- iM-r !in P..: p -r,-st t U-s-t na'.iv
steers, sa si i,... p r m :i: hulls and dry
Cous. M in., .i.i i. she, p ai.d Ijunbs-Sheep,
uuii: iamiis. wca' at a r. due ion of l4c per Jul
1 a: shee;.. 5 i.:- .ii p. i- Jii lln-: huulm. fctUHKra
'. S: '..: N'o.i :;:.,hv s-.eaoy; hv Luga, $iUM
t. 4.., ln-r lH' ibs.
May. ao',, .
mixed ca-ii. "Ir
at - Nn
LESS THAN HALF THE-PRICE-OF
SOLD IN CANS ONLY