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LAND JJAILY AKGU
?0L, XL. NO. 107.
ROCK ISLAND, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1892.
Single Copier SCenta
Per Week IS Cents
Money in Your Pocket
By Buying Goods
At This Sale.
Ul Ju 0 j. L .0
THE LONDON under the new manage
ment will give you less BLOW and BLUSTER
and BETTER VALUE FOR YOUR MONEY
than heretofore. THE LONDON under
thernew management is strictly One Price
and No Deviation.
ALL GOODS POSITIVELY AS ADVERTISED.
Our Mr. M. C. Rice is now in the eastern mar
kets buying our Grand Stock for this spring, and we
ve will, without doubt, show you the finest line of
Clothing and Furnishing Goods ever brought to this
city, and at lower prices than ever known of in Rock
We have not near enouge room for our
Of nice new
Spring Clothing and Furnishing Goods
Which will be coming in a very short time,
and we must unload our present stock in
order to get room. We will save you from
25 to 50 per cent on every purchase, loss
not taken into consideration, as we must
jno ve the goods. What is our loss is your gain.
SHE LOW n o
J B. SAX, I ROOK ISLAND. M. C. RICE.'
NOBLE A WITXESS.
The Secretary Talks Plainly to
ELUIIDEB OF A SEEGEANT-AT-ABKS
He InM.ts on Itcmllng a Suhprciin arid
the ftcretury Inform the Committee
tliat-jfTe in Not Taking Order Ilatim
lol fttifleiit status of the Silver
Oiicsiioi! "possibility or 1'oKtpoiieiiient
Vuti 'ext twMuip A."Monfe Carlo"
Ilrokeli 'V--Vaut the Trayer ltc
cordcd Oflteial Notes.
" WAaiirvr.T'iN, IVb. 27. Seeret.-iry Xolile
ppeft-d licfore the spcciul house commit
ter itnt'stiatiiiK the pension bureau and
fhe first IhiiiK lie did was to give the coin
lnitiee to understand that he was not to lie
ordered around by the house or its com
mittees as if he Was a plain citizen of the
United States, lie informed the commit
tee that t he specially appointed sergeant-Bt-arms
who served the xubptemi upon
him in his nftjee insisted upon reading tlie
paper to him, despite tlie secretary's as
surance that it was entirely unnecessary,
bs he would, of course, appear before the
committee. Knloe explained the action of
the emergency serjeant-at-arms by saying
that it was undoubtedly because he "was
instructed Thursday that in serving a sub
poena it was required of him to rend it,
and lie was ignorant as to the distinction
that should be made in the secretary's
Not Subject to "Forthwith" Process.
The secretary said further that he hnd
taken the ofticer's action to mean that
there was some doubt as to whether or not
lie (Noble) would attend, and that if lie
did not he would be compelled to do so. .
lie referred to the matter for two reasons:
First, the president had intimated in his
message that a free investigation of any
of the departments would be welcome,
and he, of course, was in entire harmony
with that wish. Secretary Noble said he
wanted congress to examine his depart
ment, and he anil his officers would give
any information they could; in the second
place, for the benetit of his successor, he
wanted to protest that the head of an
executive department was not subject to
processor the house to come forthwith,
and without limit of time. "I came here
voluntarily," added the secretary, "and
without any force of writ."
Some Old Straw Threshed.
Enloe proceeded immediately to his
business and made no comment on the
secretary's remarks. The first subject of
inquiry was the removal of G. B. Kaum,
Jr., for alleged crookedness in obtaining
places for those who could pay for them.
The secretary could tell nothing more than
was already on record. He had considered
that the good of the service required young
Raum's removal. The younR man was
permitted to resign out of consideration
for his father. General Kaum. After
young Kaum had left the bureau two men
called on Secretary Noble and made affi
davits against the young man, copies of
which he (the secretary) would supply the
Ciood Cause Tor All Itcmovals.
The secretary did not know that Com
missioner Kaum had asked the
president to interfere in his son's
case. There were a number of
questions about other dismissals, one of
which, that of Special Examiner Taylor,
the secretary said had not been made at
Raum's request, but because it was plain
that Taylor and Kaum did not get on to
gether, in which case it was for the good
of the service that a change should be
made. The secretary stated in reply to an
inquiry that he gave his attention to re
movals in his department, and if a re
moval was made it was for good cause.
Edorxed Itaum's Administration.
Secretary Noble explained the re rating
system of the pension office, and said the
commissioner of pensions was conducting
the work of the pension bureau with great
efficiency. The relation of the board of
pensions appeals to the pension bureau
was explained by the secretary at the re
quest of Enloe, who thought that it
was not allowed by statutes, but was
simply iin administrative feature. After
a few more questions of little general in
terest the committee adjourned to Mon
day. LOOKS LIKE POSTPONEMENT.
Condition of the Silver Orient ion an It
Washington, Feb. 27 The status of the
silver question at present is this: A reso
lution is pending before the committee on
rules to fix a certain day, probably in
March, for the consideration of island's sil
ver bill. Unless the committee on rules
reports thia resolution favorably (as it has
been repotted it w ill) the silver men will
be left to fun the gantlet of parliamentary
obstructiitntsts and all sorts of filibuster
ing to get "the hill liefore the consideration
of the horts. In this condition of things
the vote ?on Dates' motion to adjourn
Thursday night's caucus without action
on the subject it was called to discuss is
significant, .when taken in connection with
the statement that several free silver men
voted for it.
I'refer Not to Have to Vote.
The rote stood 80 to 55. Oates, when he
proposed the motion for adjournment,
said that while it was evident that the
free coinage men were in the majority the
caucus could not accomplish anything be
cause the anti-silver men refused tp be
bound by the action of the caucus. Oates
also indulged in other remarks about the
wisdom of deferring immediate action on
the question, and the tenor of hisjtalk was
all in line with the scheme for postponing
consideration of the question. If forced to
vote no doubt a large majority of the Dem
ocrats in the house would vot for free
silver, but they prefer to escape vote on
the question and leave the Democratic
national convention to settle the matter.
Barter SUM Pegging Away.
Harter, one of the leaders of the anti
free silver movement, says the result of
the caucus is gratifying to the opponents
of free silver, and doesn't believe a free
silver bill will pass. lie is sure it will not
if the people are beard from. But if a
bill is passed, he says, it will be with a
provision in it that all pensions shall be
paid in gold, that the depositors in savings
banks shall have the right to demand gold
from the banks, that all holders of life
insurance policies shall be. entitled to gold
payment, nnTl that every man, woman or
child, working for wages, or who receives
a yearly salary of less than l,fi)o, shall
have the right to payment in gold.
Wealthier people can take care of themselves.
Suva There Is No Harm in Trust.
Washington, Feb. 27. John 3. Dos
1'assos, of New York, sjKike to the Hatch,
ajinmittee yesterday against the anti-option
bill. He said it would effect nothing
and referred to the law passed in 1S3 pro
hibiting speculation in gold, the effect of
which was to advance greatly the price of
that metal, and congress repealed the law.
The anti-trust law of 1H90 hnd not broken
up frusta. He referred to the sugar trust
and said that it had been a combination of
many companies and when it was legis
lated against it had become one company
and still existed. Trusts were beneficial,
anyhow, he said.
Congressional Doings ICriefed.
Washington-, Feb. 27. A number of
bills of no startling significance were in
troduced in the senate yesterday, and the
Idaho contest was resumed, t'laggett, the
contestant, being one of the sneakers.
Vance also spoke in favor of C'laggett.
With the contest pending the senate
adjourned to Monday.
After the transaction of routine business
the house proceeded to the consideration
of the t'raig-Stewart contested election case
from the Twenty-fourth Pennsylvania dis
trict. Several Democrats voted to retain
Stewart in his seat, and a number of Re
publicans voted with the majority to seat
Craig (Hem.), who was sworn in. An at
tempt to hold an evening session to con
sider pension bills was a failure no quorum.
"Ilnsted" a Virginia Motite Carlo.
Washington, Feb. 27. Ever since the
gamblers of Washington were driven out
of the District by the anti-pool law of con
gress they have resorted to a hamlet just
across the I'otoinnc rivet- at the end of the
famous Long bridge, where a thriving bus
iness in pool anil policy selling was con
ducted. So extensive were their transac
tions and so openly was the business
transacted that the place has earned for
itself the name of Monte Carlo. It got to
It-such a nuisance that the Virginia leg
islature passed and the governor signed a
law prohibiting pool selling in the state,
and the Virginia Monte Carlo is dead.
Continued by the Senate.
Washington, Feb. '."7. The senate in
secret session yesterday con tinned the fol
lowing nominations: II. H. Newberry, of
Michigan, secretary of United States lega
tion at Constantinople, and Francis Mc
Nult, of Washington, I). C, secretary of
legation at Madrid: K. H. Howard, of
Michigan, collector of customs for the dis
trict of Superior, Mich.; Henry H. Smith,
of Michigan, assistant register of the
Railway for Topolohampo.
Washington, Feb. 27. President Diaz
under anthority granted him by congress
has given Albert K. Owen, representing a
syndicate of capitalists in Kansas City,
Mo., and New York, a concession to buiid
a railroad from Topolobampo harbor to
Presidio del Norte, on the Rio Grande,
crossing the Mexican Central road south
of Chihuahua City. The concessionaire
has ten years to complete the line, and un
der very favorable conditions.
TVants the Daily Prayer In the Ileeord.
Washington, Feb. 27. Little of New
York is of the opinion that the congres
sional record containing the daily pro
ceedings of congress is not complete with
out the prayer offered by the chaplain of
tlie house every morning, and he has
offered a resolution to have the prayer in
serted as part of the proceedings of the
What tlerrv Simpson Claims.
Washington, Feb. 27. Jerry Simpson,
who returned yesterday from the St. Louis
convention, confidently claims Kansas, Ne
braska. South Dakota and Minnesota for
4 he nominee of the Omaha convention,
and says this will result in throwing the
election into the house with its over
whe.ming Democratic majority.
Latest Price of Silver.
Washington, Feb. 27. The treasury
department yesterday purchased 100,000
ounces of silver at from fO.SOSOto JO. 9085
per ounce. The department having pur
chased the amount of silver required by
law for the month, no further purchases
v ill be made until March 2.
Got .lobs Before They Came Over.
Washington, Feb. 27. Two porcelain
workers were returned from Baltimore to
tJermany Thursday. They had shipped
from Hremen under contract to work in
Wheeling, W. Va.
Found Some Prehistoric Relics.
Alton, Ills., Feb. 27. Professor Will
iom McAdams, v. ho is chief of the geolog
ical and Brcha-ological exhibit at the
World's fair, is now prosecuting a search
for prehistoric relics in the great mounds
of the American bottoms near this city.
Thursday he made a notable discovery in
one of a group of artificial hills near the
wonderful Cahokia mound. At a depth
of about eighteen feet and under a layer
of hard burned clay was discovered a great
variety of vegetable matter, together with
the bones of animals and fish. Old earth
en utensils, cords of twisted rope, and
coarse sackcloth were taken out in a state
of excellent preservation. The professor
thinks then the remains of a religious
feast, and says they are 2,000 years old.
irty-tlTe Lives Lost.
London, Feb. 27. The British steam
ships Forest Queen and Lough brow col
lided near Flamborough Head, sinking
the Forest Queen with every soul on
board, fifty-five in number. No par
ticulars. Outlook In the Iron Trade.
PlTTSHLKti, Feb. 27. The American
Manufacturer, the official iron paper in
this district, says editorially: "The out
look in the iron and steel trade is by no
means as bright as it was in the closing
months of 1WH. The accumulation of
stocks during the last six months should
have indicated to the big producers that
consumers were playing a waiting game,
and the consumer ban won. Our stocks
of pig iron are the largest ever known."
Was Too Smart for His Own Good.
New Yokk, Feb. 27. Since the dis
charge a mouth ago of Joseph Ward John
son, a clerk in the employ of Liddell &
Co., lithographers of IS White street,
he has been endeavoring to injure the
business of the firm by sending letters to
their customers charging that the methods
of the firm were dishonest. Some days
ago Johnson wrote to the firm that he
would stop injuring their business if it
was made worth his while. He is now
under bonds of $1,000 on a charge of black
mail. Judge Hot kin is Discreet.
TorEKA, Kan., Feb. 27. Judge Theo.
Hot kin arrived in Topeka yesterday morn
ing from Arkalon. The judge announced
that he had decided not to sit as judge in
the caws of the six men held for the mur
der of Sheriff Dunn. The reason for bis
decision is that if he was to sit he would
probably be the subject of a firt-class
funeral before the case was concluded, the
friends of the prisoners having threatened
as much, and being people who keep their
word in such cases.
Hank-Wrecker Marsh at Kuenos Ay res.
Philadelphia, l'eb. 27. Ex-Judge F.
Carroll Brewster, of this city, who has ar
rived from the West Indies, informed a re
porter that he learned from an authentic
source while on his trip that Gideon W.
Marsh, the fugitive president of the de
funct Keystone National bank, whose af
fairs Hre still a subject for earnest investi
gation, is in Buenos Ayres, where he is
engaged in business and reported to le
Chicago, Feb. 28.
Following woro ths quotations on the
board of uadn today: Wlu-at February,
opened syi-ii'--. closed NHii'; March, opened SOtc,
closed W:; May, opened We, dosed 01):.
Corn February, opened and closed 41c;
March, opeie-d aud closed il.c; May,
ojiened and closed : Oats February .opened
ed c, closed c; May, opened and closed 81
I'ork February, opened $11.25, closed HI. 31;
May, opened fUJA closed $ll.iiaife. Lard
February, opened and closed $tt.45.
Live stock Prices at the Union Stock yards
today ranged as follows: Hoks Market fairly
active, principally on shipping account;
price ojM-m-d steady, bat soon di-cunei 5 We.
sides ranged at $ i.la,i.lO pigs, $4.4o&t.&
light, $ 4.4HQ l.o rough packing, $4.5u&-8S
mixed, and $4.tin&4.U5 heavy packing and
shipping 1 ts.
Cattle Market fairly active and prices firm;
quotations ranged at $4.7o&5 35 choice to
extra shipping steers, $4.10 & 4.70 good
to choice do, (-1.704. 15 fair to good,
$l.i(l:i.;u commo.i to medium do. $31f)&3.u
butchers' steers, $-3r.i.3.15 stock ers, $2.75&
4.10 Texas steers, 3.1iiej,:i.0 feeders, $l.403.i
cows, $1.7.')'1.7i ' bul k, aud f3.U036.9Q veal
fsheep Market fairly active and prions
steady; quotations ranged at $473t$5.H0
western8,34J&QS.7a natives, and Wtst f
lambs. " 'tT
Produce: Butter-Separator,28,2ft dairies
faDcy. fresh, -'lfrJUc; packing stock, fresh. Hi
15c F.ggs Fresh caadled. loss off, 16174jc
per dot Dressed poultry Spring chiokens,
lair, good. Mir3.H! per lb; fancy, 11c; r oxters,
6c; ducks, lo&l:ic; geee, K&llc; turkeys,
choice. IS&Ulfc; fair to good, 11& 11.4c. Pota
toes Hehrons, 3Bii-c per bu: Hurbanks, 30&
32c; Rose, 30(,Jc for seed; Peerless. arCo for
sead; common to poor mixed lota, HjtAtc
Sweet potatoes, Illinois, $1.5032.25 par bbL.
Apples Common. 1.2(1.&I per bbl; good,
fl.75; fancy, $ifti lu. Cranborrias-Capa
Cod, $5.50(3,5.00 per bbl: Jerseys, 5.00a.5.50.
w York. J
Nbw York. Feb. S
Wheat So. 2 red winter cash, I1.07I4;
March. $I.o4'4: April, Sl.4l$; May. $1.03!.
Corn No 2 mixed cash. 48jc; March, 49i4c;
April, 4IV; May, 4'.'4c. Oats Dull bat
t-teady: No. 2 mixed cah. 9a;; May, 87c
Rye Stronger: UHg,siHc for car lots. Barley
Slow; two-rowed state, l(&6tc; No. 2 Milwau
kee, 6efo:.9c. l'ork Hull: mess, $a.7610..VQ
for new. Lard Quiet; March, fd.iJ; May,
Livestock: Cattle-Market dull, but steady
for all grades; poorest t j best native steers,
$3.7.i4 W per Km lbs: bulls ana dry cows, $3JSi
VX-- Sheep and lambs Sheep steady; iambs
H- vr lb lower; sheep, 4.7&&6.37 Per It llw
lambs, fo 7.;3.7.40. Hog-Nominally steady;
live hogs, f4.9u'o5.40per KO lbs
Ibe Local Market.
Office Eoct Island IhuLT and Wieklt A Rous I
Kock Island. 111., Feb. 7, 188J f
Rye 7ftisic. .
Bran -KV per cwt. J
Ships'iitT $1.00 per cwt.
Hsy Tlmoth.$10 5oail 50;prairie, 8S13;clover
SStflO; baled. $11 50.
Batter Tair to choice, 94c: creamery, 2S&J9c
https rreta.ic; packed. Sue.
Poultry chickeus. lOStlitf ; tnrkeyn, 12c
duckf, K'14c: genre, 10c.
Farrr avn veobtablx .
Apple?-$S.S6aSi 75 per hbl.
Onions sOSSSc ;
Turnips 45B Site.
Cattle Bt.tchcrs pay lor com fed pteera,
'4.41c; cows and Heifers, 'S3(3!ic; calves,
6 lieci 4 tr(&5c .
IS ON TOP
Costs less than Half
and pleases much better
than the over-priced and
over- endorsed" kinds.
Judge for yourself.
In Cans. At your Grocer's