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Rock Island Daily
VOL XL NO. 98.
KOCK 1SL1ND, WEDNESDAY, FEBUUAKY 17, m?.
I 8li-- C pies 8 Ca iU
1 Per Week ISM Cenr
J. B. SAX.
Cleaning 'Em Out!
Cost not taken into consideration. We
will quote you a few prices:
Worth $9.00, $1 1.00 and $12.00, for
Worth $12.00 and $1650, for
Worth $350, for
Worth $.00, for
Warranted not to rip, worth 1.00, for
Worth $4.00 to $5.00, for - -
Worth 50 cents, for
All other goods sold at the
SAX & RICE,
J0 THE PARENTS:
Don't Imv vour Chil-
- V V
Ireii s Suits until you
fee our Grand Spring
THEY MUST GO !
stock will soon
Leaders of Low Prices.
M. C. RICE.
ASTIS WILL FIGHT.
The Contest on Silver Likely
To Be Interesting.
TEACEY'S FEILIMINARY SKIESHSH.
lie Tries His Hand nt Obstruct ion with
onsiderahle Success The Opposition
l:iioiiiiS n Majority in the House
.l:xil Pooli-Toolis Any Ant rKoiii-.ni V.e
" n the Silver Men anil Tarifl l:, frm
erii Alliance Men anil (irniig-er Have a
IVhiu-k at Future lciiliiiB National
Capital (; leanings.
"Washington. Feb. 17. Until Caichinsra
returns from Boston, probably tomorrow,
tlie HilvncittaH of t lie Bland free coinage
bill will not present their petition asking
the (Diimiitt.ec on rules, of which Cateh
intrs is a member, to brinn in 1111 order set
ting a;i:irt time for the consideration of
the bill. The dozen copies of the petitions
that are bcinjj circulated have appended
to tlieni nearly thy desired number of
iii!Uic a majority of Democratic members-
and there will not be muck trouble
in securing the few more signatures
needed. "When the feijfnatures desired
have been secured the petition will be laid
before the committee on rules, which is !
expected to take speedy action on it. There i
has beeu some talk of calling a caucus of j
Democratic members on the silver bill, I
but there is a decided disposition against !
this, and it will probably not be had. A 1
number of members hare expressed a be
lief that the bill be taken up by the house
likely To Be filibustering.
Hut when it is taken up there is a great
probability that '-lien. Filibuster' will be
in command of the opposition forces, and
if this is the case there are enough oppon
ents of the bill to make matters exceed
ingly interesting. A shadow of. what
coming events may be fell 0:1 the house
yesterday, when Traccy of New York kept
the clerks busy calling the roil, his object
being to stave off any attempt to get up
the silver bill as long as possible. Kight
after the morning hour the house got
tangled up for nearly an hour in a parlia
mentary discussion us to what business to
take up for the rest of the day. Motions
to proceed to unfinished business and
counter motions prevailed the unfinished
business iK'ing a motion pending to lay on
the table the motion 10 reconsider the vote by
which the resolution was indefinitely post
poned authorizing the secretary of the
nary to transport contributions for the re
lief of the suffering of Russia.
Where Traccy Out in His Work.
This little parliamentary tangle was
Tracy's opportunity. He mored to take a
recess for an hour; lost 4 to Hi". He then
demanded the yeas and nays 'in his motion;
lost 6 to 193. The silver bill is now on the
bouse calendar. There are only two meas
ures on the calendar as unfinished busi
ness, the motiouaulbori.iugthc reconsider
ing of the rote to indefinitely postpone the
resolution regarding the transportation of
contributions to Russia, and the motion
for the third reading of the bill for the re
lief of Aquilla Jones. These being disposed
of the silver bill could be considered in the
morning hour for two days, when it would
become unfinished business. So Traecy's
idea was to keep the house busy with
dilatory motions as long as possible. As
he succeeded alone yesterday in preventing
any business after the morning hour, ex
cept the tabling of the motion to recon
sider the Russian relief postponement, it
may be seen what can be done with a
determined and sizable minority at his
Strength of the Opposition.
Anti-free silver men count up ninety
two Democrat ic rotes and seventy-seven
Republican rotes, making a total of W.;
or a majority of six in the house, counting
the speaker us vot ing with the minority.
This majority will lie swelled to twenty
or thirty if conservative southern and
western Democrats who are opposed to
forcing the silver issue vote according to
their convictions. If it is even forty or
fifty votes short, the minority will lie so
large that, as stated above, '-lieneral Fili
buster' c;.a make things exceedingly inter
esting. The Silver and Tariff Hills.
Speaking of the report that a conflict
was imminent between the silver men and
tariff reform advocates over the question
of precedence for the consideration of
measures upon these subjects by the
house, llland said yesterday that it was
nonsense. "There is not a free coinage
Democrat in the house," said he, " who is
not an advocate of tariff reform. The best
tariff reformers in the house are for free
coinage. The only thing that has led some
of us to think that perhaps the silver bill
should be taken up first is that it should
be got out of the way to clear the deck for
tariff. No one wants to supplant tariff
with silver as an issue. Ily the attention
given to it, the time taken iu consideration
of the bills and in debate and in every way
the tariff question will lie kept to the front
and be given supreme importance.'"
Dined the Supreme Court.
WasuixgtoX, Feb. 17. I"Tesidcnt and
Mrs. Harrison gave a dinner last night at
the "White House in honor of the supreme
court. The following guests were present:
The chief justice and Mrs. FuUer, Justice 1
and Mrs. Field, Justice and Mrs. Harlan, .
Justice and Mrs. Gray, Justice Blatchford,
Justice and Mrs. "Brewer, Justice and Mrs.
Brown, ex-Justice Strong, Attorney Gen
eral and Mrs. Miller, several senators and
their wives. Including Teller and Vilas,
Representative Burrows and wife, John
W. Foster and wife, and others.
HEARD FROM THE ALLIANCE.
Macune Tells Hatch' Committee
! About "Futures."
"Wasiiixgtox, Feb. 17. Dr. C. V. Ma
cune, national lecturer of the Farmer's Al
liance, made argument yesterday before
11.. v ....... An '
Tor of the Hatch anti-option bilk Macune
told the committee that by the system of
dealing in futures the consumer was
horned off" the market, the legal capital
ist was frightened off, and the producer
was cheated. The bill, he said, would not
interfere with the legitimate future dealer,
but it would interfere with the future
dealer who manipulated the- market. He
wcji7d ttas . tuf iiitestioa of tu reswe
system was to keep spot sales as lo.v as
possible. It was absurd, he said, to claim
that the producer did not pay a tax on
Producer to Regulate, l'l-lrc.
Ia answer to Moses of Georgia, Macune
said, he did not know whether the prfee of
cotton was regulated in Liverpool, or in
"New York. He believed, however, that
when Liverpool wanted cotton the market
was coiit-rnied to New York and when it
did not want cotton New York was
obliged to conform to Liverpool. Macune
held that the producer should regulate the
price of a commodity. He believed that the
influence of the future business caused the
low prices this year. J. II. Brigham,
lecturer of the National ('range, favored
the bill in the name of tliat organization.
The farmer, he said, asked for no favors
from the national congress. They simply
believed that no man had any right to sell
their productions before they were grown.
Brigham condemned future dealing, hold
ing that it was something that was not
The Kellotr He Wants to Hamstring.
On account of the failure in the crops in
Kurope tiiis year everybody thought, he
said, that the American farmer would get
a good price for his crops, but he did not
because the speculator had already se
cured his crop.
'Plainly, gentlemen," said Brigham,
"we want to hamstring the fe. low who
wants to sell what he has not got."
Brigham said? in conclusion that nine-teen-twentieths
of the people of the
country were behind the measure.
Mr. Koan, of the National Grange, made
n brief argument against the bill. He said
that what the farmers objected to was
li;e sale of products not owned by the
seller, and which controlled the price of
the farmers products. The increase of
population, he said, had been greater thau
thai of wheat.
Congress in Krief.
AV.sli.Ti. Feb. 17. The senate yes
terday indefinitely postponed the proposi
tion to provide an income tax to pay pen
sions, etc. The ground of postponement
was that it was a revenue bill, which
must originate in the house, isherman's
credentials for a sixth term were filed.
The treasury asked for SCi.llott for print
ing, the appropriation having become ex
hausted. A deficiency bill of &!;'o,part
1 for the census bureau was, passed. The
liubois-Olaggett contest was then debated
unt il adjournment. IKiWii
The house used up the morning hour in
discussion of the bill to amend the inter
state commerce law so as to permit a cut
rate to "drummers," without action. Theu
Traeey of New York filibustered for an
hour or so to stave off taking up the Bland
silver bill. The motion to reconsider the
vote postponing indefinitely the proposi
tion to appropriate -loney to carry food to
starving Russians was tabled and the
l'rolection for Miners.
"Washington, Feb. 17. The president
seut a message to congress yesterday call
ing attention to the fact that the last con
gress passed an act for the protection of
the lives of the miners in the
territories, which was approred ou
the 3d day of March, lv.il, and that
no appropriation was made to enable
him to carry the act into effect from the
fact that it was passed so late in the ses
sion. The president urges that the neces
sary appropriation be made immediately,
and calls attention to the recent frightful
disaster at Krcbs, in Indian Territory,
in which sixty-seven miners met a horrible
M ill Not Import the Mongoose.
Washington-, Feb. 17. The agricultural
department is overwhelmed with inquiries
and protests in regard to the alleged pro
posed importation of the mongoose, a de
termined enemy of rats, gophers and other
vermin. Secretary Rusk authorizes the
statement that no such iniportat ion was
ever contemplated. The mamni'ilogist of
the department declares that such an im
portation would le highly objectionable
owing to the mongoose's predatory hab
its, which are by no means confined to the
field pests indicated.
(lover's National Hank Kill.
"Washington, Feb. 17. Clover of Kan
sas introduced a bill in the house yester
day, the principal features of which are
that the "banks must apply for currency to
the full amount of ftl per cent, of their
bonds, and are prohibited from retiring
any portion of their circulation, but may
surrender their charters and retire their
entire circulation; aud whenever a bank
retires its circulation the secretary of the
treasury is directed to issue a like amount
of United States notes for the ones re
ceived. I'.eliriug Sea Agents Cannot Agree.
"Washington. Feb. 17. A treasury of
ficial is authority for the statement thnt
the agents considering Behriug sea seal
matters have made but little progress, and
from present indications their labors will
not result in an agreement as to the facts
to be submitted to arbitration. The disa
greement is as to whether the scarcity of
seals is due to the killing under contract
at the rookeries, or to Jielagic killing, tho
L'uiled States holding to the latter view.
Hig Wool dip for Argentina.
Washington, Feb. 17. The bureau of
the Americnu republics is informed that
the general opinion in the Argentine Re
public is that the wool clip this season
will reach 40u,00o bales, valued at fW.OUO -OOo,
which is beyond question the greatest
wool clip ever known in that country.
Nominated to Foreign rosts.
"Washington, Feb. 17. The president
yesterday uomiuated Samuel H. Byers, ot
Iowa, to be consul general at St. Galle,
and H. R. Newlicrry, of Michigan, to bw
secretary of the legation at Constantino
pie. The senate confirmed Byers.
Wants the Commerce Law Uepealod.
Washington, Feb. 17. Congressman
Morrell, of Massachusetts, yesterday in
troduced in the house a bill to repeal the
interstate commerce law, and it was re
ferred to the committee on commerce.
Scrutinize Title to Georgia Land.
ATLANTA, Feb. 17. Inquiries coming to
the secretary of state from New York,
Pennsylvania, and the states of the north
west develop the fact that a large number
of bogus titles to land in Montgomery
county, G-a., are being offered for sale by
Tlctlm i-ri-lie Turner-Pa rton Fend.
MlIILKsl!OKO, Ky., Feb. 17. A serious
shooting affray took place Monday at
Stony Fork quarry, three miles from this
place, as a result of the Turner-rarton
feud. Frank Martin, who had been work
ing in the quarry for a few days past, was
notified several times to leave. Monday
afternoon William Brooks, of the I'arton
gang, came upon Martin suddenly and be
gan firing. Several shots took effect, one
in Martin's stomach, which physicians say
will prove fatal. Brooks fled to the moun
tains and is still at large.
Millionaire Fair Changes His Will.
San Francisco, Feb. 17. Owing to the
death of his eldest son, who was buried
Sunday, ex-Senator Fair Las changed bis
will and Ix-queai hed to three orphan asy
lums 300, or k To the Roman Catholic
orphan asylum of this city he bequeathed
jy! I,oo0. This is iu remembrance of his
late wife, who was a Roman Catholic
Fair himself is a Protestant. To the
Protestant asylums of this city he be
Ijueathes S.DO.fKX). and to the Hebrew Or
phan asylum $100,000.
Dynamite for an Ice Gorge.
Pittsisl kg, Feb. 17. A large quantity of
nitro-glycciine has been shipped and it
will lie distributed at various points along
the river from Parkers to Brady'a Bend, to
break up the ice pack. Nine years ago
Parkers was inundated by a gorge atd
several houses carried down the river.
Chicago, Feb. 18.
Following were the quotations on the
board of itade today: Wheat February,
opened. sV". c'o-cd ssr; March, opened SWfco,
closed s!'i, y.ni- Felirunry.opened and closed
40!-4c; March, i-peni d 41c, closed 4"ci May,
opened 417-"- closed 4i?.o'- t s- May, oi-ened
0IV4C, ch-s-I 'H'-ic. l'ork Kebraary, opened
Sll.T-'i, closed $ii ; May, opened $12.0', closed
fll.K-'U.. I .ard-February, o-e.:eJ, $.fc.,)e,
Live stocK Trices at xho I'nitin Stock yards
tod-.y ranged as follows: lings Market
fairly relive, opened " higher, but later lost
thcaivance a:id ruled weak at yesterday's
prices: sales ranged at S4. lo;-4.sil pigs $4..Mrft
twilight. $4.-l 4..-, ronaU p icking: $(.0g!.
uiived, and JAei;, .Ai.i Leavy packing and ship
Cattle M irket ipiii t 0:1 1 ral and shipping
accou'it. prices sternly; quotations ratig'-d at
$4.su5iJ 4..iehoire iocxtrasbip; ing steers, $4.10
(i'l.T.i cood to choice do. ? j.TD r 4.1;i fair to good,,
S-i.lU.lf.lti commo 1 to medium do, f3.tWrrJ.41
butchers' steers. $.'..1r.!.:l.Uit stackers,
4 IM Texas sl(. iH.l";i 3.8'ieed. rs. Ija"33.6o
c iws, il.T-'C ' i ul s. and $:.() &n0 veal
:shec Market fa.rly active and prices
sU'imy: iot. lions rantj.d at $l.5ii(&.4S
westerns. jl.'iVt V.tiI rati vva, and 1 4. 75,0.35
I'roduee: B itier -Sr a-ator. 28f(,i!c: dairies,
fancy, fresh. JCitW: i.i-.hit stock, fresh. 14
I-ic. Kg! i-resh can lied, loss off, -Tft c
per doz. Dress.'d 1 oultry Spring chickens,
fair. good. Ui- p. r lb; fancy, 11c; roosters,
iic: Click-. PiC !': t,tc-e, Millc; turkeys,
choice. l-Jj' ISVjjc; fair to gool, ll(lllic Potatoes-
Helirons. irijt-jiic per bu; Uurbinks, At
'tie: Rose, :tV for seed: l'eerless. 3niJ Cc for
-e.i: common to poor n.ixed lnts, 223Sc.
Sweet potatoes. Illinois. Sl.snft2.ai per bbL
Apples Cemtnon, $ 1 ..' 1.5 per bul; good,
$I.7S: fancy. fiXKtpS.Vt. Cranberries-Cape
Cod, T.:Mi "..(in per bbl: Jerseys. J5.0fnaA5li.
Xr.w York. Feb. 18.
Wheat No. 2 red whiter cash, JI.UV; March.
JUW-V Ar-ril. f M: May. Jl.it-. Corn No 2
mixed cash, ;"r; March, 4!4c; April, 4WV,
May. 4"rc. Oats iiuil; No. 2 mixed cash,
asuc. May, 3;'4c. Rye Quiet and firm; W&tf7c
in car lots; -fttc in boat loads. Barley
Steady; two-row ed stHte, 8&64c; No. 2 Mil
waukee, 70c. Pork Steaiy; new mesa, t9.7V
10. SO, Ijrd-Quiet; March, $6.84; May, $3.86.
Live stork: Cattle Market firm, bnt no
trading in beevts: dressed beef, steady; native
aides, tiV-sc per lb Sheep and lambs Sheep,
steady; lambs, He per lb higher; sheep, (4.50
(5. 4.0 1 pt-r 100 lbs; lambs, f.Z'.ia. Hogs
Nominally firm: liva bng, J4.9'(j.5 40 p r
b 41 lbs.
The Loral Markets).
Oflice Hock Island Dilt aisn Wekelt AROrs, 1
Hock int.d. 111., Feb. IT, le (
The warm weather and good roads the pist two
lsy has brought ths farmers cut In large nam"
ber and Market square is crowded with teiaa
tnjay. II y Is rnmlrg in ic large quantities, 18
loads heiug on the market before dinner Cora
is also arm-ins; in Inreer quantities', but there is a
scarcity of uiU. Thcrj is n material c'l ngc in
Wheat Rsa 90c .
Us-a6(r3(ic. - ' '
shipsriiff 1 1.00 p.-r ewt.
Hay Tmmthr. J'.iJJJil; prairie, 1321); clover
S10; haled. Jil 5a
Butter Fairto choice, Sic: creamery
I iK.'" Freh. i;: packed. Sic
Poultry ;hickens, llK&lj'j;
dmk, lSJ-ic: geese. 10c.
FRI'IT AM) VEGETABLES.
Apples 75 per bbl.
Cattle Butchers pay for corn fed steers,
i'itt'.ic; tons and heifers, sVlc; calves.
Hoc, . 4',c.
Sheep 4-yS Sr.
About Bmtdmaklnit, after all. Thev run
tell a i4MH BAKlNfl FOWUKit
without the scientific akl of a 4kivcr:i
mem Chemist, a Supreme Analyst, or
anybody's Head-man )oook.
Should be testad.Juat as any other cock,
tug material, by actual me. It give
Better Satisfaction at Half
the Cost of the other kinua.
On tozzn an opinion of tbelr own.
OH. cmi of ntmi from -four Qtoom
1 c- 1 '.