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sl and Daily Argus.
VOL XL. NO. 75.
KOCK ISLAND, THURSDAY, JASUAKY 21, 1892.
Per Week 12 Cents
IN THE TRI-C1TIES.
FIVE HUNDRED MEN'S SUITS
Former Trice $10, 12 and $13.50.
YOUR CHOICE FOR
TWO HUNDRED MEN'S SUITS
Former Price $15, $16.50 and $18.
MUST GO FOR
Fine Melton Overcoats.
Former price $13.50
300 Dozen Linen
All stvles, finest
2 l-2c Each.
Former price 25c;
Finest Kersey Ov
ercoats. Former price $16.50
Lamb Wool Hose.
Former price 50c;
Former price 50c;
AX & C2
MEAN OF JOHN BULL
His Plan of Getting Rid of Old
SHIPS THIS TO THE UNITED STATES
After Commuting Their Pensions for
I. imp Sum Which Leaves Thrin Only
Temporarily Sclf-Supporting A Game
that Will lie Itlorked The I)i-morratie
Nat onul Committee in Session Hol
man Tells Why the Printing Reform
Bill Was Iiefcuted Miscellaneous ap
Washington, .Tan: 20. Official corre
spondence between the treasury depart
ment and the department of state, closing
with a letter on the luih insl. from the
acting secretary of the treasury, has
brought to public notice a new phase in
the administration of the laws regulating
immigration. Two immigrants from Great
Britain.Charles Gibbonsnnd John O'Brien,
were detained at tlie immigrant stat ion.
New York harbor, until it could be ascer
tained whether they were assisted immi
grants and likely to liccome a public
charge. Doth were formerly soldiers in the
British army, and are now borne on the
pension rolls of the British war office.
O'Brien was returned to Liverpool.
Important Fart Brought Out.
The British minister at Washington in
terposed in liehalf of Charles Gibbons, and
has been the subject of considerable cor
respondence bet ween the British minister
and Secretary Blaine. While finally con
senting to permit Gibbons to land, the
acting secretary of the treasury, in a letter
to the secretary of state, calls attention to
the fact that it npiears to be the, estab
lished practice of the British war office,
particularly in the case of invalid and dis
abled pensioners, to commute their pen
sions and pay then a lump sum on condi
tion and understanding that they are im
mediately to emigrate to and thereafter
reside in some other country, usually the
A Stimulus to Kmigrat ion.
This lump sum is not paid to the com
muter in Great Britain, but is forwarded
to the British consnl at New York or other
port of arrival anil paid to him on'his ar
rival on this side after his landing, and
when it is presumably certain that the im
migrant, will no lonirer bp a burden upon
the revenues of Great Britain, t tie una
voidable inference leing that this privilege
of commutation, whether so intended by
the British government or nut. serves as
an inducement and stimulus to the needy
pensioner to emigrate from the British
Only Temporarily Self-Snpportlnc
Attention is further called to the fact
that before these pensioners are permitted
to cdromute their pensions they are re
quired to sign a document waiving all
claim on the pension rolls or the charitable
insuiuuons or me isritisii empire; ai-o
mai me sum resulting irom sucn commu
tation of the pension is seldom sufficient to
preserve the immigrant from becoming a
public charge tor any considerable length
of tii-e, while such immigrantsare.usiially.
throtfgh rm or disability, unable to earn a
The .il1on' 4 use no Preeedent.
The acting secretary closes hi-lei ter by
saying: " The result is this country is ask
ed to receive and maintain a class of alien
immigrant-, who however meritorious
may have liecu their military servi.v to a
foreign nation, and however exemplary
may have liecu their per-onal char
lifter, yet are unable to ! se'.f
susUiiuiug. and are in effect. if
not technically, assistiil immigrant!
within the prohibitions of the statures,
1 shall thank you to call the attention of
her majesty's niini-ter to this aspect of tie
Gibbons case, and to impress upon lorn
that while, at his request, the Gibbons
family have been permitted to laud, this
action mu-t not lie considered a precedent
in future cases of substantially similar na
ture." TO LOCATE A CONVENTION.
The National tmorrntlr Committee in
Session Hi Washington.
Washington", Jan. '-1. Senator Brice as
chairman of the national Democratic com
mittee called it to order at- l-i noon today
at the Arlington hotel. The full commit
tee comprises forty-eight members, and all
of them, with four exceptions, are in the
city cither in person or by proxy. The ex
ecutive committee of the full committee
held a meeting last night to arrantre order
of business today. It was decided that
Commissioner Ko, representing the Dis
trict of Columbia should immediately
after Chairman. Brice call the committee
to order, deliver an address of welcome.
This w ill tie briefly responded to by Brice,
after which the committee will go into
Nothing Important Pefore Fvening.
At this session it i- understood that the
question a to who sh:. II npre-ent Penn
sylvania or. t he committee W'! le taen
up. This v ill probably lead to a long dis
cussion. At. .1 o'clock the committee will
adjourn to partake of a luncheon provided
by the local Democ ratic reception commit
tee. It -will reas-einble at ." o'clock. Until
that hour little or no business of a public
character will lie transacted. It is proba
ble then, if the committee in the mean
time, has sele ted the day for holding the
national convention, that the claims of
the various cit'e will lie presented. All
was 1 m-tle last night at all the headquar
ter". No city relaxed its claim, but Cin
cinunti, Milwaukee, and New York, in the
order i:amed, seemed to he leading in the
HOUSE OPPOSED TO BUREAUS.
Which I Why It ! lemto.l the Printing
WAsniNOTOV, Jan. Ul. Chairman Hol
man, of the appropriation committtee of
the house, when asked whether the action,
of the house Tuesday in refusing to adopt
the printing reform measure, meant that
the house was turning its back on the
traditions of the Democratic party, said:
"Not in the least. That vote means two
things. It means first, that this bouse does
not propose to permit the establishment of
any more bureaus, and secondly, that the
members do not propose to be dictated to
as to how and where they send their docu
ment. The bill provides . for a bureau of
ficer" who would re appointed fjy the presi
dent and confirmed by the senate.
Will No Iottlt Come I'p Again.
'"Although the house printing is con
cerned the house would have nothing to
do with the confirmation in any way; but
even if the office was to 1m- tilled by the
joint action of both houses we would op
pose such a bureau. There was no dis
position to oppose tile i.iil on aecount of
the retrenchment it suggested. It cati be
said that there is u set tied ho-t ility to the
multiplication of l.rt-aus, and lioeause
this bill mad provision for such an of
ficial berth, it was defeated. It will no
doubt come up again and wit h these ob
jectionable features removed will pass
without opposition. "
Proceedings in Congress.
Washington, Jan. 21. The senate yes
terday passed a bill for a public building
8t Grand Haven, Mich., S."io,000, and one
appropriating $l'W),(Xfora building at The
Dalles, Oregon, a town of 5,fto0 inhabitants.
W'ashburne introduced a bill imposing
special taxes on "options'" on grain, anil
Hoar presented a petition from New Or
leans proiesting against such legislation.
The house galleries were crowded with
people expecting to hear the president's
Chilian message, but it did not appear.
An attempt to have Miss Barton's mem
orial on Russian starvation printed in The
Record was defeated by an objection.
Springer introduced his bill for free wooi:
referred to the ways and mean committee.
Bills were introduced to pay a service
pension in addition to invalid pensions,
and raise the money by income tax; requir
ing the treasury to use any leant tender
money in the redemption of ImjihIs, and
prohibiting the secretary of the, treasury
from paying more than face value with
interest for any outstanding liond-.
A Point for Woman Suffragists.
Washington. jan. 21. By a vote of
three to two, the select committee of the
senate on woman's suff rage yesterday de
cided to report to the senate with a favor
able recommendation the proposed con
stitution amendment extending the right
of suffrage to women. Before taking this
action the committee gave a hearing on
the subject. A large gathering of tnem
liers of the Women's Suffrage association
were present, and addresses were delivered
by several of the vice prc-idc.ts of the
Want Information from Poster.
Washington, Jan. 21. The house com
mittee on ways and means yesterday
adopted a resolution offered by Springer
reqnestine the secretary of the treasury to
appear before the committee tomorrow
and furnish information in reference to
the financial condition of the tnasun.
Mills Resigns His 4'haii-manbl.ip.
Washington. Jan. 21. It, can lie stated
authoritatively that Representative Miils,
of Texas, will resign his position a chair
man and a-a member f the house com
mittee on interstate and foreign com
merce. ORGANIZED TO MURDER.
What la I5v Considered Itotkin's Kt ply
to Mrs. W ood's ( hirers
Ti.PKKA, Jan. 21. -The .suspicion that
there was an organized conspiracy to kiil
Judge Botkin. Pitzer (an attorney). Sheriff
Dunn, and two or three other persons in
southwest Kan-as. has liccn sub-tanl iatcd.
There arc t hri'e men n siiiiii in adjoining
counties who have furrlNhcd information,
and whose foreca-ts have always lieen cor
rect. While they are not ready at this time
to reveal the full enormity I this criminal
organization they have detailed enough of
it-operation-to -how 1 hat three separate
oat hs bind the members to obey the order
of theinner council, even though these
orders involve the taking of life.
Swear lo (It. e Without Oite-tion.
The memlM-rs swear to i.lvv Ce-e orders
without qui t ioi;. even t hoiih they may
lie commanded to lake the life of their
dearest relative. In the 'siit ies of Has
kell. ( Jrant, Stevens and Sew ard there are
sixty-five mcm!crs. all f w ho-e name
have Ik-cii furnished Judge i lot kin. These
men are taken only from thi Alliance, and
even then the utmost care is used in se
lecting proper material. The meeting
are held at Springtield and W'oods.a!,..
where the three degree- are taken. The
first degree binds the members to stand by
each other in public ar.d private and to
defend each other at the rik of life if
nece-sary. The applicant is pledged, under
the penalty of having hi- residence burned,
and his stock and crop- destroyed, never
to reveal aught that may come to his
krcwledg.- concerning the action-of anv
Agrees to f orfeit Hi- Life.
In taking the -ccoml degree he swears
to join any imiiiUror member-- in the pro
tect ion of t la ir riirht- and in resent inn any
1h r-onal affront or injury. If he fails in
re-ponding when calie.1 upon, or reveals
atiy contemplated action on the part of a
fellow-member, his life may 1h-declared
forfeited by the action of the counc il to
which he bc!o;i-s. In taking the final de
gree he place.- himself at the liisposjj of
the inner council in Hf,. and death. He
swear- to faithfully e.v. e ite any orders
is-ued by the council, lie is given to un
dtrstand that the Hiwer of this. -cent or
der of justice will !e directed against the
enemies of .n-or all f the organization.
A :stm House Art (Gallery.
Xhw Voj;k. Jan. 21. The seizure room
at the c:i-toni hou-e is gradually being
turned iutu an art gallery. Special Agent
Trailteour. Insp-ct-ors Brown and Dona
hue yestetd.iy added to t he irt gem- al
ready seized by bringing in thirty-six i:n
ported paintings on which no duty bad
been paid. The rough estimate of the
value of ve-terday's seizure is f IT. noli.
There are picture- by Mcissonjer, Alma
Tadema, Michel, 1'ortunv. Diaz Dorcet,
Geonrio Barbara. Van Mark and Jul-
Ilontl. of the Tallest Mn on Karth.
BA I.TIM' il.'K. Jan. 21 Colonel Pickett
Nelson, w ho claimed to ! the tallest man
on earth, died here Tuesday. His body
measurers S feet 5 inches in length. In
life he claimed to be h feet 1 inch tall, and
to weigh 32T pounds. It was alleged at
his late home Tuesday that after death
his frame relaxed and became four inches
longer than it had bn. Nlson was a
colored manandwa bom in IMil. Both
his parents were rather smaller than tb
ALBERT VICTOR'S OBSEQUIES.
Keiuarkable for Their simplicity Many
London, Jan. 21. The funeral cere
monies over the remains of the duke of
Clarence and Avondale, at Sandringham
village church yesterday morning, were
remarkable fortheirsimplicity and for the
large number of school children who took
the place of troops and police in lining the
route from Satidringham to Wolferton
stilt ion where the remains were placed on
lioard a special train and then taken
to Windsor, where the final ceremonies
occurred. The funeral was semi-military,
the casket being drawn on a gu n carriage
and the prince's charger lieing led imme
"Karth to Karth, Ilu-t to Bust. Ashes to
At Windsor, when Canon J. Neat Dal
ton cast earth on the coffin, the princesses
sobbed bitterly. They also were unable to
restrain their expressions of grief daring
the lord's Prayer, which concluded the
services. The Prince of Wales knelt at the
head of the cotlin while the prayer was be
ing said. His face was buried in his hands,
and his heaving shoulders showed how lie
was struggling to repress his sorrow.
When the prayer was finished the prince
arose, looking comparatively calm, and
placed on the. coffin a small whit wreath
which, up to that time, be had held in his
Memorial scr icen Pise where.
At military ant naval stations in the
three kingdoms minute guns were fired
during the hours of the funeral and all
over Knglaud the church tells were tolled.
Memorial services were held in Westmin
ster abbey and many other churches of the
Anglican faith, and besides these there
were similar observances in most of the
dissenting churches and in the syna
gogues. At the great synagogues in Lon
don the chief rabbi officiated, and the con
gregation was remarkable not only for its
numbers but its wealth. The services
were not. confined to the metropolis; in
many other cities towns and hamlets they
Iloj h! t.ratitude Ppreeil.
It i- officially announced that the Prince
and Prince of Wales are anxious to ex
press to her majesty's subjects in the
United Kin-rdoni, the colonies, India, and
elsewhere the sense of their deep gratitude
for the universal feeling of sympathy man
ifestcd for t.um when overpowered by a
terribie c.-.lamity in the loss of their son.
Chicago, Jan. an.
Following were the quotations on the board
of trade totiav: Wheat January, opened
lo-ed ST-14; Kcbruar5 oiienod We,
elo-ed (.,-: May, opened HIM'', closed 82J4c.
Corn January, opened and closed .Vfc; Pcb
ruary, niwnen Htv, closed 3'; May, oiwnad
41VhC, closed 41!.4r. Oats January, opened and
closed St4: February, opened and closed
WW: Sfay, ojiened 31v?. closed 3H4c Pork
Jannary, opened and closed fll.l'-'tj; May.
Oisned SH.s-i, closed Jll.;i Lard-January,
ojiened and closed s:i.
Live stock- I'rices at the Cnion stock yards
today ranccd a follows: Hojrs Market
rather active on parking and (shipping ac
count, prices s-eady: sales ranged at $3.50
M-25 purs, JAHUiFPSl liKM, $t.iV.4.3) rouch
parking. S4 UV,t4. ) mixed, and $4.3S24.a)heavy
paf-kingand shipping lots.
Cattle - Market rather quiet and prices
steady; quotations rang tl at f.VtUjv"..." choice
to extra h;pI i steers. fi.4- ;4.;i jf.xsl to
e!ioie do. $:;.. 'i fair t uoo i. ,X.V
coaimon t. in- imm :o. '.r:i.rni l,at( hers
t-o-ers, k: :.;: -r.-kers. iJ .xi.:, i Te .as
sti ers. ;-.: ., :.:. f-edi rs. jl in.;i..Mj cows. ki.i".
C.i:ifi imhs a.,d si.v,(.ti.i, veil calvos.
Sheep- MarKet rather quiet and prices cn
cl.aavd; tpioi.it ions raagc-d nt S.i.T5ijo.X
westerns. $.;.. .V4." ntie-, and $tAt1ll
l'rodut-j: SSniter Fiiaey separator, 29i
jier lb; dairies, fancy fresh. SbrSle; pat:k
inn nock, fivs i. l.il.v-. Eggs Fresh can
uled, loss. Off. r T ioz: iee-hoiiso st-x-k, 16
Kc Hre.-sed poultry spring chickens, poor
s i'.t ih-t lb; pood to choice, U;vc.lUc; ducks. K.
lie : geese. : .il'tr; turkeys, cboice, lie; f;. r to
pd, lo-r.idw.- poor. Xi'.te.- i'otators Heh
rons. :r,i.a, kt hn; Bnrba.nks Siioc; How,
.'bt;tl lor seetl; Peerless, J i.j.'lj for fsssl; com
mon to poor mixed lots, aiiV. bvteet po-ta-.oes,
Illinois, $1..VI (iil wr bll. Applua
Common. $l.ir.l.Vi pt:r Mil; frol. $l.Ti; fancy,
S2.'l. ranis rries-Jnpc Cod. $ri..VJt7.i.O per
titi! Jers' ys, s-).ri.f,(',.m.
New Yohk. Jan. a).
Wli; No. 2 r.-U Winter caah. Jl.l4; Feb-
darj-. ?l.nlU; Marclt. Jl.iB; April, f UK,; May,
J1.04. Corn-No. 2 mixed ca,b, 51V4 ; Jau
nary. February. Mar. h, h-,
.av. 4-,1-f. tla---st. mly; No. 2 mixed cash.
'4 ; January. -ir,'v:; May. -.iT'c. Kye-lhiH
at ststf for v. h-i'e rant'e. Farl. y-Quies; tw.e
rowed state, ; V: No. 2 Mil't aukee. Tl fsTSc.
Perk - Steady; mess. S:'.;.Vi I'l.ei. Ijird -
C'ui t: January. $.;: Fchruarv, iti.CT; Slarch,
Live Sst k: t 'nttle-Market opened fairly
:w tie at hlightly tiriner values Lut c!o-e.i
on 1: sri-l to lie-t native steers, $1.?54,&.(H
j.r .m 1 s: l u!is stil dry tons. tlMin.3AK
su't . a-.r! I..-.n.i s Sheep steady: amU 8rm
:iiei : i Cl. i.ici.er: -lu-J.. $I.IO. ti.ikl n.r tl
1 : ...inn-, j. ; ti - 7.-.-. Ii .s--Noiiiiiiiiily
U-m-v; jii ii.j-,-... il.lij,;4.0l jsr )(U lb-.
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