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LAND DAILY ArGU
UOCK ISLAND, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1892.
XL NO. 93.
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BLAND IX THE LEAD.
The Missourian Again the Free
HIS BILL ADOPTED IN COMMITTEE i
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. SELL-'EM-QUICK f"f
'ANT SALE. I
We place on sale today and for the balance
ol this week 2,500 pairs of pants, divided
in five lots on five different tables; and if you
are in need of a pair of pants to make your
suit last until you are ready to purchase a
able One-Will sell for
Pants worth $.2, $150, $1.7.
able Two-Will sell for
Pants worth $2, $2.25 and $2.50.
able Three-Will sell for
Pants worth $2.7, $? and $350.
able Four-Will sell for - -
Pants worth $250, $4, $4.50 and
able Five-Will sell for
Pants worth $550, $(50 and $7.
p Positively as Advertised.
THE LOW DO
SAX & RICE, Proprietors.
Ami Reported to the House The Salient
Features Thereof and M hut Its Author
Says of Tlicm A 1'reilit-tion That It
C'aiinotrs Crisp anil Iteed Have a
Little Vrrhal Set-to Ulaine Says the
Ki-port (that He Is to Itcsign Is "an Iii-ft-l-nal
ijic" OflW-ial cleanings.
YV.MIIic;ToN, Feb. 11. The house com
mittee oil coinage, weight ami measures,
yesterday disposed of t lie silver question
bo far as the committee is concerned by
voting to report favorably the bill intro
duced by Hlaml, for the free coinage of
gold and silver and for the issue of eo in
notes. The vote on the bill was )S to 5. As
soon as the.' eoimniltee was called to order
the consideration of the Bland bill, as
previously ordered, was begun. The bill
was reail section by section ami discussed
se.-.atiiii. Tb-re were numerous efforts to
amend tlte .bill, but all were defeated ex
cept one of no importance as to the issue
involved 5n the bill. A substitute was
also defeated which provided for an inter
Tne Vote ill Committee.
After nil the proposed amendments and
substitute had been disposed of Hartine
moved thai the bill be reported favorably
to the hoitte. Taylor moved to amend the
motion so as to provide for an unfavora
ble report Taylor's motion was defeated
l)y n vote of S to 5 and Bartine's motion
acceded tuiy the same vote. Those voting
for the favorable report were: . Bland, Kil
gore, Pierce of Tennessee, McKeeghan of
Nebraska Williams of Illinois, Robertson
of Louisiaii, Kps of Virginia, and Rartine
of Nevada Those against a favorable re
port were; Tracy of New York, Taylor of
Illinois, .Minson of North Dakota, Will
jams, of tyissachilsetts.and Stone of IVim
sylvania, Tlie. l'oints in tin- Pleasure.
1 lie bill-converts alt silver money, cer
ilicates alid notes issued on bullion, ami
all gold oprtilicates, into coin notes re
deemable pu "coin," thus converting our
paper into' bi-inet-al paper instead of keep-
ng up the distinction Iwtween gold and
silver in our paper issues. The unit of
value is made the silver dollar as now
coined, consisting of 4l-;i grains standard
silver, or the gold dollar of 25 S-10 grains
standard gold; but so soou as France shall
open her mints to free coinage of silver at
her present ratio, the silver dollar of the
United States shall consist of 4H graius
of standard silver, and the 41-4 grain dol
lars then in the treasury or coming in
shall, as fast a they come in, be recoined
into 400 grain dollars.
The Free Coinage Feature.
Any one having possession of gold or
silver bullion of the value of $100 can take
it to the mint and have it coined free of
charge, or deposit it and receive therefor
com notes equal in amount to the "coin
value of the bullion. All the money coin
and paper fs made, legal tender for all
debts, public and private. This makes t he,
notes or silver dollars legal tenders in pay
ment of United States bonds. The notes
authorized by the law of ls'.H are to lie re
tired as fast as they come in, and the new
"coin" notes are to be issued to the same
amount as those retired. The amount of
"coin" notes outstanding is to be at no
time greater than the "coin" value of the
bullion in the treasury.
BLAND EXPLAINS HIS BILL.
remark was elicited by tne report to the
Louse by Blind of hi: free coinage bill,
and by the statements of the flee silver
leaders that they were going to pass the
bill within three weeks.
Congreiyional Proceedings lirii-fcd.
Washington, Feb. 11. A bill intro
duced in the senate yesterday increases
the pensions of tho.su troubled with deaf
ness. A bill was passed providing for the
appointment without pay of three com
missioners to represent ,tlie United States
at the Exposition of ITS at Madrid. The
Manderson printing bill, was discussed,
and it was stated that an ex-inember of
congress (Iv.vart of North Carolina) had
sold 800 copies of the agricultural report
to a "junk shop" for 5 cents a copy. After
au executive session the senate adjourned.
The house passed a bill authorizing a
bridge at Burlington, la. Bland reported
his free coinage bill and asked that it be
placed on the calendar, but Dingley raised
the point that as it involved expenditure
it must goto committee of the whole; the
sjH-aker reserved his decision. A bill re
quiring a proposition in writing to the
board of directors of any national bank be
fore any official thereof can borrow money
was debated without action, and the re
mainder of the day was devoted to the
West Point appropriation, also without
action. A resolution to investigate the
pensiou office was adopted.
THE SPEAKER AND EX-SPEAKER.
Criop and Heed Have a Little Debute ot
W.wiixoTon, Feb. 11. While the house
was debating a bill to require bank of
ficials to apply in writing to the directors
when they wanted to borrow money, yes
terday, the morning hour expired just as
a demand for the previous question had
been made, a point of no quorum being
made against t hedem.md. A colloquy then
e'lsucd between the speaker and Reed, the
latter contending that no business could
be transacted until a quorum appeared.
The speaker held that the morning hour
having expired, all business went over un
til today, whether a quorum was voting or
Iliil Keed "Hoilge the Quest ion?"
lieeil maintained that the .speaker had
declared hi!l passed when a quorum had
not voted, and his position was therefore
not consistent. The speaker retorted that
t lie question of no quorum was not raised,
and added: "With tin- greatest respect
to the gentleman from Maine I would say
that he is act ing now as he did last con
gress he is dodging the question." Kecd
replied that he thought the complaint
against him was because he had not
dodged any question last year.
The "Million lol!ar" Congress.
In committee the house then ostensibly
went to work on the West. Point appro
priation, but the time was largely taken up
in political discussion. Savers of Texas
delivered a philippic on the "billion dol
lar" congress, declaring that the increase
in appropriations of that congress over the
previous one was over $-47 ,500,000, but
after taking out the pension aud postal
appropriations and that for national bank
redemption he reduced his figures to $72,
l.H,7uo. Watson Heplores an Increase.
Watson, Alliance, of Georgia deplored
the fact that the West Point bill gave
that institution ftti.OOo increase and said
our military establishment cost us $".200,
000,000 a year, and then Compton of Mary
land made a political speech under cover
of the economy proposed by the Demo
crats, attacking the "billion dollar" con
gress and the frightful perversion of
home rule as .-xercised by the late czar of
the house "one unbroken Beed of Maine."
(ioverninent to 1ei-iile in What to lie-
deem the Note The French Clause.
In presenting this bill to the house
Bland sajd that the coin notes "are re
deemable in coin, of course in whatever
coin it may be most convenient for the
government to redeem them in. The de
positors of gold and silver bullion have
the privilege of wailing until their bullion
is coined and having the coin returned to
them, or they may deposit the bullion and
receive notes at the coin value of the
bullion fleposited. The bullion then be
comes the property of the government
and is coined as fast as may be necessary
for the redemption of any notes presented
for rede-fiption. It obviates the expense
of coining all the bullion at the time it is
No Distinction in the Notes.
"The people seem to be desirous of using
paper money instead of the coin itself to
prefer paper to coin and for that reason
coin notes may he issued and bullion held
for coinage, to lie coined only when neces
sary for the redemption of notes. A man
holding a coin note will not know whether
it is a gold note or a silver note, for if he
deposits gold bullion or gold coin he gets
a coin note, and if he deposits silver
bullion or silver .coin he gets the same
kind of a coin note. It abolishes the pres
ent distinction la-tween our coin notes.
Krafon for the Trench Section.
"My bill also differs from any ot her bill
that lias been introduced in providing that
when France may resume the free and un
limited coinage of silver at her present ra
tio of lo'-jj to 1, and the president makes a
proclamation to that effect, that ratio shall
then become our legal ratio and our coin
shall conform to it. It is claimed that
France will not resume free coinage now
because the difference between our ratio of
16 to 1 would cause all silver to go to the
French mint, which would be embarrass
ing probably to France to some extent and
very much so to ourselves.
A Concession to Other Feople.
"We wish to retain our Bilver money as
well as our gold coin, hence there is a very
good reason why our ratio and that of
European countries should be the same.
At any rate there can be no pretext on
the part of France for longer refusing to
coin silver free because our ratio is differ
ent from hers. Personally I care but
little, but there are a good many people
who think we ought to have a common
rntioand I have no objections to it, aud
conseqnitly am willing to conform to the
V Khys It Can Never Fas.
"No fre silver bill will pass the house at
this session of congress. The Democratic
party is not going to surrender the presi
dency for a free silver bill." This remark
was made by a Democratic leader who is
in a position to know not only what is co
ins on. but to. control Dartr forces. Xha
"CRITTERS" BY THE MILLION.
The Number of Horses, Mules and Other
Stock in This Country.
Washington. Feb. 11. The annual esti
mates of farm animals in the United
States, consolidated from local returns of
January to the department of agriculture,
indicate an increase of each kind, three to
four per cent of sheep, swine and horses,
about two per cent in cat; le, and scarcely
one per cent in mules. Rstimated num
bers are: Horses. 15.47K.(xiO; mules, 2.314,-
(XtO; cows, lfi.41l.0O0; other cattle, 37 ,." ,000;
sheep, 44.i:sS.O00; swine. .VJ.WH.OOO.
Valued at Two-aud-a-Huir Billions.
A slight increase in value appears in
store cattle and beeves, sheep and swine; a
decline of 1 per cent, in the price of cows,
2 per cent, in horses, and 3 in mules. Av
erage values are: Horses, i5.U,"; mules,
8T.n!; milch cows, 821.40; other cattle,
$15.10. sheep, fi.V; swine. 4 00. The values
of all aggregate $2.4M.!f." ;;".
IT IS VERY OFTEN THUS
That Statesments from the "Higlicut Au
thority' Are loclared 'Fakes.'
Washington. Feb. 11. Secretary Blaine
had a conference with the president yester
day morning in regard to trade relations
with Canada. As he was leaving the
White House a representative of the press
showed him the published statement that
he was about to retire from the cabinet.
He read it slowly, and then said with
deliberation: "It is entirely false. There is
not a word of truth in it. These stories
are being circulated by idle persons who
have nothing better to do, and I ask you
todenylhem in the most positive terms.
The statement is an infernal lie."
Decided Against the Hallway.
Washington, Feb. 11. The interstate
commerce commission yesterday an
nounced its decision of the case of Mur
phy, Wasey & Co. against the Wabash
Kailroad company, the Chicago, Burling
ton and Quincy Kailroad company, and
others in favor of complainants, who ship
chair stuff and bed and mattress material
in mixed carloads from their factory in
Detroit to their other factory in Omaha
and on the chair stuff, for example, art
charged as much per hundred weight un
der the western classifjeation foribe trans
portation from Chicago or Mississippi river
jKiints as the route may be as for the
more bulky tinished article.
Garza Made "Revolution" Pay.
Sax Antonio, Tex., Feb. 11. Captain
Jose Kivaliez, commander of the Mexican
girrisoti at Xeuva Laredo,' has arrived
here. He states that the Mexican govern
ment Lcs traced Garaa to Havana, Cuba,
and that the revolutionist is living in goo 1'
style hi that city, having to all appear
ances profited by his exploits against the
Mexioan government. The wife of Garza
quietljr left the ranch of her father at
Palito Blanco three weeks ago for New
Orleans, from which place Captain Riva
liez asserts she has gone to Havana to join
Two Years for Killing a Wife!
TAUNTON, Mass., Feb. ll. In the su
perior court Michael O'Connor, of Fall
Kiver, was sentenced to two years in th,
house of correction for manslaughter in
killing his wife, Bridget K. O'Connor. H
was convicted .chiefly on the testimony ot
his daughter?, child of 13 years. She said
her mother refused to go for beer and her
father knocked her down and kicked her
in the breast. The woman was drunk at
the time of the quarrel as well as the hus
The Ion a Legislature.
Dks Moinks, Feb. 11. The senate yester
day adopted the resolution asking the
speaker of t he house to consult the attor
ney general on the question of the status
of the senate secretary. Parsons. The
speaker refuses to recognize Parson's of
ficial authority. The house discussed the
bill to protect makers of negotiable notes
from fraud by unscrupulous agents. A
bill was introduced appropriating money
for the starvincr Hiissjans.
Chicago, Feb. 10.
Following were the quotations on the board
of trade today: Wheat February, opened
KVUJe closed !s,Um-; Mnrch, opened Stjjic, closed
s"?se; May, opened tv-? closed We. Corn
February, opened closed 41c; March,
opened 41!-H -, closed 41ic; Muy, opened 41Jc
clos-d 4-:-y: )ats -February, opened
closei ; .March, oened , closed ;
May, opened -ii'". closed ;lrv Pork Feb
ruary, opined $11. iU, closed $"11. 71; March,
opened , closed ; J1ay, opened $11.96,
closed $l.o. I.ard February, opened
$ti.4 ClOfCli $rt 47H;.
Live stock-Prices at lb1 Union stock yards
today ranged as fobows: Hogs Market
fairly active and wea'icr at SJtlOc decline;
Mies ranged at SWKj7,4.75 pigs, $4.304.80
light, S4.5H5j4.C5 rouh packing, S4.5534.Ki
mixed, and" Sl.c'igo.iW heavy pac-king and
Cattle Market fairly active on local and
shipping account, prices l'te lower quota
tions ranped at S1.!135.j0 choice to extra
shipping steers, 4.USi4.tO g'Kxl to choice do,
$:;.suYa4.30 fair to good. tUU&.'i.60 common
to medium d., SL"i,7i3.) butchers" e toe re,
$2.30Ji.3.00 stickers, $-'.i4.() Texas steers,
$:U0(i3.y0 feeders, $1.50Sj3.5) cows, 1.;53.75
bulls and WKstti-OJ veal calves.
Mieep Market fairly active and prices
btc-ady; 'quotations ranged at J4.W46.SO;
westerns, 4.-J5S.6J natives, and Sj.Ou46.TO
lroduce: Butter Fancy separator, 28333o
per lb; dairies, fancy, fresh, SSi'3,24':; packing
tock, fresh. I4lc. Eggs Freah, candled,
loss oft, per doz; Ice-house stock, 17&
lsc. Dressed poultry Spring chickens, fair,
good, j.lR per lb; fancy, lOe; roosters, 60;
ducks, Uxg,VZc; geese, 6&IO0; turkeys
choice, HJc; fair to good, KKSHc; poor, 7
Pc I'otatoes Hebrons, SsfiSe per bo; Bur
banks. :tWkV; Rose, 30c for seed; Peerless,
Bn&-I3c for seed: common to poor miied lota,
Skax-- weet potatoes, Illinois, $1.50(3.2 S5
per bbl. Apples Com aion. S1.25&1.90 per
hbl: good, $!..': fancy. S-.ofl. Cranberriea
t ope Cod. $.r.Wil,6.ji per bbl; Jerseys, $i.O0JJ
s.tl per bbl.
New York. J 1
Xsw York. Feb. 10.
Wheat-No. 2 red winter, cash, fl.OSSfc
March, SI -': April, $1.04; April, JLOIJ;
11 ay, SUA?. Cora No. 2 mixed cash, fiOc;
.Mai ih, 4'.?B?; May, 4egc Oats Quiet: No.
mixed cash, May, Xc Hye -Stronger;
nholc rauge. Wfi83r: western, Doc. Barley
Qui 1; .wo-rowed st.ite, 3a65c; Xo. 2 Mil
waukee, illffjTlc. Pork Dull, but steady;
n.ess. .;5aiO.T3. Laid Quiet; February,
f'i.S4; March, S6.SS; May, J7.U2.
Live Stock- Cattle Trading active and
ctcany for all grades; poorest to best nat-rs
neei-s. $i.HKe',4.'j.". pur l(iu ibs: bull and dry oowa,
iii l.'.w. Sheep and lambs -Tralin; activ
and firm: sheep, JtieOpr ItYi lbs; lambs,
fii."i7j(.7.ri. Ho;i - Nomina, ly steady; Uvs
Di'fcs, 4.1(ku,4.7J par 1U0 lbs.
I rlioni r Roatted in Jail.
MooKHEAiJ, Minn.. Feb. 11. The city
jail burned early yesterday and J. Carring,
who was in jail for drunkenness, was
burned to death. His body was burned
beyond recognition and looked more like a
burned log than a ni;'U-
1 He "Loral .Markets.
Office Rock Islard 1ii.t add Weklt Arous, 1
rd 1ii.t and Weklt Arous, I
liocklrlanil. 111., Feb. 11,1993
Bran -S.V per cwt. ,
ShipsTiiff f 1.00 Ter cwt.
llav Timo:hv. i!2-5,Sl2: urairic. 172.11 : clover
S-&10; baled.Sn SO.
Butter ''sir to choice.' 1c: creamery, 2829c
E Fresh. 2'c: Bucked 2oV.
Poultry chickens, I0fii.M-.rt turkeys, 15c
iluckf, lvilic: gce!e, 10c.
KKITIT ANn VEiTBl.F.S.
Apples f i.-fftiiii 75 p-r tt!.
CattV Butchers pav for er.rn fed rteers
SHiWic; cows and neifers, 2&3c; calres,
Hob - 4.,c.
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