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Rock Island Daily Argus.
ROCK ISLAND, TUESDAY, MABCH 8, 1892.
VOL XL. NO. 115.
Single Copies 6 Casts
Per Week IS Grata
Money in Your Pocket
By Buying Goods
At This Sale.
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
the new management is strictly One Price
and No Deviation.
ALL GOODS POSITIVELY AS ADVERTISED.
Our Mr. M. C. Rice is now in the eastern mar
vets buying our Grand Stock for this spring, and we
we will, without doubt, show you the finest line oi
lothing and Furnishing Goods ever brought to this
city, and at lower prices than ever known of in Rock
We have not near enough 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
move the goods. What is our loss is your gain
J. B. SAX. ROOK ISLAND. I M. C. RICE.'
WAS SILVER'S DAY.
The House Gives the White
Metal a Hearing.
A LIVELY TIME OYER THE MATTER.
rhe Bales Committee's Power Proves
Sufficient to Fix March 88, tS and 84
for the Confederation cf the Bland Bill
Republicans Leave the Debate Mostly
to the Majority. Bnt Reed Closes for
the Oppposltlon Some Animated Col
loquys Analysis or the Final Vote.
Washington, March 8. The word "al
ways" did the business for the anti-silver
men in the house yesterday, even to the
extent of preventing iilbustering tactics,
and resulting in the passage of the resolu
tion fixing a day for the conaideration of
the Bland free coinage bill. The feature
of the case was the taking up of the rules
committee's resolution settine aDart
March 28, 23 and 24 for consideration of the
Bland bill before the reading of the jour
nal. There was a vigorous protest from Tra-
cey and Fitch, but it was futile; the chair
ruled that the motion to take up the reso
lution was in order.
Some Features of the Debate.
During his speech against the consider
ation pf the resolution and on Tracey's ap
peal against the decision of the chair
Fitch said that there was much being said
in his state now upon the subject of snap
judgment and snap convention, and when
we are met, as we have been met here to
day, with a proposed snap consideration
of this order, you referring to the free
silver men will meet, us you deserve, with
an emphatic protest." Ill and said lie had
viewed these proceedings with amaze
ment. Ijist Tuesday he was approached
by Cockran of New York and Andrew of
Massachusetts and "asked to agree to a
postponement of the vote on the question
until today, they promising to have their
associates' present and proceed to vote
Was a Well-Considered Move.
Bland said the rule was well considered
when made and was intended to meet just
such a case as this. If the journal be iirst
taken up, a motion to amend may be made
and debated from now until Christ
mas and the order be defeated. Cockran
stated that his recollection of the conver
sation between himself and Bland was
widely different from that stated by the
latter trentlcman. He said he had "ap
pealed to the gentleman to consent to a
vote being taken today and Bland had re
fused to give consent and there was no
agreement made." Upon tbe question of
filibustering, Cockran said it was not
necessary for him to assure the house that
he was opposed to that practice.
Mr. Lockwood Wants to Know.
Tracey, as stated above, appealed from
the decision of the chair to the effect that
he consideration of the resolution was in
oroer belore the reading ot the journal.
After considerable animated discussion
Lockwood of New York arose to a parli
mentary inquiry, and said: "I do not re
member any occasion during the Fifty
first congress when an appeal to read the
Journal of the house was denied. I want
to know if the rules we have adopted, as
construed by the speaker, are more arbi
trary than the rules of the Fifty-first con
gress as construed by the gentleman from
Maine. Applause by the anti-free silver
men. Cummings closed the debate and
aid that the rule under which the report
was called up had been framed exactly for
the purpose to which it was being pat
ana movea to lay tne appeal on the table.
THE CHAIR STATES HIS POSITION.
If It Is Arbitrary He Challenges the
House to Change the Rule.
The speaker then rendered his decision.
Be read the rule under which the decision
was made, to the effect that a report from
the committee on rules shall "always" be
in order. If the decision of the chair in
entertaining the motion be arbitrary, the
fault was with the house and not with the
chair. The house made the rule that a re
port from the committee on rules should
always" be m order. "The question now
is," said the speaker: "Shall the appeal lie
laid on the table on this motion f" Tracey
demanded the ayes and nays, and the ap
peal was laid on the table by a vote of i94
to 73. Catchings then demanded the pre
vious question, and upon this Tracey
raised the question of consideration.
Reed and the Speaker Swap Talk.
The chair decided that this was not in
order under the present rules, and it was
not in order under the rules of the last
house. Reed inquired whether the speak ar
endorsed the rules of the last house.
The Speaker Some parts of them I do and
some parts I do not.
Reed I sever expected nor desired the en
dorsement of the speaker.
The Speaker We are entirely agreed on that
Tracey I do not want to have anything to do
with the roles of the last congress. Applause
and laughter. They should not be allowed in
this house, except, possibly, by an occasional
reference of the gentleman from Maine.
The Speaker The chair will not quarrel
with the gentleman about that. The gentle
man's motion is not in order and the house
Fifteen Minutes for Eloquence.
"Warner of New York said he would like
to see such sun arbitrary rule repealed.
Raynor wanted to read a decision by Car
lisle at variance with Speaker Crisp's de
cision, but could not get the floor. Tracey
wanted the resolution recommitted and the
date changed to Dec. 18, but was beaten
302 to SO. The question finally cam up
on the adoption of the report.and each side
was given fifteen minutes to debate the
question. McKeighan of Nebraska sup
ported the report, and was about to score
Barter when his time expired. Williams
of Massachusetts said the Farmers' Alli
ance party was the only one in the coun
try that favored free silver, and that the
only Democrats in the house were the sev
enty w ho opposed the Bland bill.
Reed Leads the Opposition.
Although the debate had been carried on
thus far almost entirely by the Democrats
when the closing remarks were due Keed
was the one who made the principal'
peach. He said:
Mr. Speaker I cordially agree for once with
the gentleman from Massachusetts. He has
painted oat to this house that the vast Demo
cratic majority which is now was procured by
false pledgee to tbe people, pledges which are
la proossa of being broken. Applause on the
Bin hlli iin side.1 Indeed, the Bartr all dar
long nas Deen engagea in tne no Die wore oi un
covering itself to the gaze of the American
people. Laughter on the Republican side.
Upon the ground that tbey were going to give
a sound currency and that they were truer
friends of gold than the Republicans could
possible be, they stole a march upon us in the
Refers to the Ruling of Carlisle.
Upon the delusive and false statement that
improper means had been used in the govern
ment of the house they went before the people
denouncing actions which they nave this day
surpassed. Applause and cries of "That's so."
They themselves have overridden what they
rail the sacred rights of the minority with a
heavier horse-hoof than they were ever ridden
over before. Look at it. Hare this day, gen
tlemen, you have deliberately sustained the
overruling of the decision of your Democratic
speaker, Air. Carlisle, of Kentucky, in the
Fiftieth congress, that no business can be
transacted until the journal of the house has
Thinks It a Strange Spectacle.
What a strange spectacle! Here are two
thirds of your capital stock in the last election
flung to the winds laughter and applause on
the Republican side, and. as the gentleman
from Massachusetts well says, when the peo
ple get an opportunity to expose you. tbev will
gladly rectify the frightful mistake which
they made in 1890. Never since the world was
created was there such an instance of tha
swift flight of lying victorious over the slow
march of truth. Applause on the Republican
side and laughter. But in the long run truth
overtakes the lie and tramples it to the ground.
Applause on the Republican side.
Terry You ought not to grumble at out
Reed I don't. I anticipate them. Laughter.
Spoke for Free Coinage.
The speeches of the free coinage men
were brief, and in vindication of their ac
tion in favoring that policy. Pierce said
that twenty-eight states had declared for
free coinage in state conventions, and that
the Republicans were the ones who were
trying to deceive the people; the Democ
racy would keep its pledges. The debate
was closed by Bland, who made no argu
nient, but regretted t hat this great question
should not receive the unbiased attention
of the bouse without regard to party ex
igency. The chair then stated that the question
was on the agreeing to the resolution, and
on a vote the resolution was passed 185 to
85 amid applause by the free silver advo
cates. The Speaker The clerk will now read
HOW THE PARTIES DIVIDED.
Tote of Democrats and Republicans on
the Final Test.
The following Democrats voted against
the report of the committee on rules on the
Am merman, Andrew, Barwisr. Beltzhoover,
Bentley. Brickuer, Bunting, Bushnell, Cable,
Campbell. Castle, Chapin, Chipman, Clancy,
Cobb of Missouri, Coburn. Cockran, Coolidge,
Coombs, Coburt. Cox, Crosby: Daniel. Defor
est, Dunphey. Elliott, English, Fitch, Ueiss
enhainer, Greenleaf. Ha'l Hollowell, Hartcr,
Hayes of Iowa. Herbert. Hoar. Houck of Ohio,
Johnson of Ohio. Kribbs. Little, Lockwood,
Lynch, McAleer. Miller, Mitchell. O'Neill of
Massachusetts, Outhwaite, Page of Rhode
Island, Page of Maryland, Pearson, Raynor,
Rusk, SSperry, Stahlnecker, Stephens, Stump,
Tracey, Warner, Wheeler, Williams of Massa
chusetts. The following Republicans voted with
the anti-silver men:
Buchannon, Curtis, Harmer, Hopkins,
Retchum, Payne, Powers, Ray, Reyburn,
tone, Storer, Taylor of Illinois, Taylor of
Tennessee, Wadsworth, Wilson of Kentucky.
Tbe following Republicans voted with
the free coinage men:
Bartine of Nevada, Belden, Belknap, Bergen,
Boutclle, Bowers, Broderick, Burrows, Clarke,
Cogswell, Cutting, Dalzell, Doan, Dolliver,
Enochs, Flick, Griswold, Haugen, Henderson
of Iowa, Hermann, Hitt, Hooker, Hopkins,
Huff, Hull, Johnson of Indiana, Johnson of
North Dakota, Jolly, Lind. Loud. Milliken,
O'Donnell, Perkins, Pickler, Post. Raines,
Randall, Rife, Smith, Stone of Pennsylvania,
Sweet, K. B. Taylor of Ohio, J. D. Taylor of
Ohio, V. A. Taylor of Ohio, Townaend. Walker,
Waugh, Wilson. Wright.
TheF armers' Alliance men voted with
the free coinage men as follows- Baker,
Clover, Davis, Halvorson, Kem, McKeigh
an, Otis, Simpson, Watson. Many of the
Republicans voting with the free silver
men are opposed to the Bland bill, and
voted as they did to help put the Democ
racy on record.
WILL GO TO THE SUPREME COURT.
An Eight-Hour Case In Which Letter
Carriers Gain a Point.
Washington, March 8. The court of
claims yesterday rendered a decision in
what is known as the letter carriers' case,
involving the question of working con
secutively and extra pay for all work over
eight hours in twenty-four. The conten
tion of the carriers was that the carrier
were employed six hours a day in getting
their letters ready for delivery and deliver
ing them, and four hours a day during in
tervals in distributing letters within the
post office, and one hoar a day in post
office work after the last carrier service
had been performed.
' Equities Favored the Carriers.
The court decides that the postmaster
of Salt Lake City, in the present ambigu
ous condition of the relations, had a right
to employ the carriers in distrib
uting mail matter between their trips. As
to the employment after their day's work
as carriers was concluded the court ex
pressed grave doubt, but the question be
iug doubtful the necessities of the situa
tion great, the good faith of the postmas
ter undisputed, and the equities of the
case strongly in favor of tbe carriers.Jt is
deemed only right to resolve doubts in fa
vor of tbe carriers, leaving it to the su
preme court to correct the error, if error
The Doings la Congress.
Washington, March 8. A bill was re
ported in the senate yesterday to extend
the free delivery system to towns of 5,000
inhabitants where the postal revenue
reaches (5,000 per year. Peffer introduced
a bill to increase Mexican war veterans'
pensions to $25 per month. The pare food
bill was then debated without action to
The house, in spite of vigorous opposi
tion from anti-silver Democrats, took np
the rules committee's resolution- setting
apart March 22, 23 and 24 for considera
tion of the Bland bill before the journal
was read, and after a few hours of ani
mated debate adopted the same. The pen
sion bill was passed. Tbe World's fair
bill, appropriating $6,500,000 was introduced.
The report that the Democracy and Alli
ance ot Kansas will fuse is confirmed, tbe
Alliance to get the whole state ticket, ex
cept associate justice, and five congres
SPRINGER 8HOWS IMPROVEMENT.
His Physicians Say That There Is Hops)
for His Reeovery.
Washington, March 8. Another con
sulfation of Representative Springer's phy
sicians was held last night, and as a res nit
it was stated that the condition of the pa
tient showed a slight improvement, with
reason to hope for his recovery. Springer
passed a favorable day. lie showed signs
of extreme nervousness and sensitiveness,
and this was regarded by the doctors as a
sign of clearer comprehension. The slight
est noise disturbed him.
Interested in the Silver Debate.
In order to prevent the irritation pws
duced by sounds that penetrated the sick
room the door bell was muffled, the street
was blockaded and sawdust laid on tbe
street car tracks that passed the door of
the Springer residence in order to deadest
the sound of the rumbling cars. During
the day Springer asked concerning the
progress of the debate in the house on tha
special order concerning the silver bill.
Convenient for Experiments.
Pittsburg, March., 8. The Sterling
Steel company, whose plant is near Mo
Keesport, is expending $65,000 on addi
tional shops. In the new shops steel pro
jectiles will be made for the United States
government. The Sterling process was in
vented by Americans, and the McKeesport
plant is the only one in this country mak
ing projectiles by a native method.
Strangely enough the projectiles are mada
within gunshot of Carnegie, Phipps &
Co.'s works at Homestead, where armor-
plate intended to resist any cannon is man
ufatpr. THE MARKETS.
t hicaoo, March 7.
Following were thn quotation oa tha
board of trade to-dav: Wheat March,
openod 86e, closed tCtjc; May, opened
fcic closed 8tl4c; July, opened H7Hc closed
87c Corn March, opened and closed
HMc; May, opened 4'."?sc, closed June,
opened and closed 41J4c Oat May, opened
asC closed 3U-ic; June, opened 2Sgo,
closed 29-140. Pora March, opened $11.00,
closed tll.oTHj; May. opened $11.31,
closed $11.1:7)4- Lard March, opaned $0.40,
Live Stock : Prices at the Union Stock yards
today range! as follows: Hogs Market
active and 5(tl0c higher, with shippers princi
pal buyers; sales ranged at t4.UK&4.85 pigs,
$4.8&5.m li ;ht, $4.554.70 rough pecking.
J4.80u.Yo." mixed, and $4,7515.10 heavy
parking and shipping lots.
Cattle Market fairly active and prices ViilOq
higher; quotations ranged at H.7X&H-&1
choice to extra shipping steers, 4.1l4,4.7S
good to choice do, $3.bii&t.l5 fair to good. $4.1(1
03.00 common to medium do, $3.1u4.CQ
butchers' steers, $2.303.15 stockera, $7ja
8.75 Texas f-teera. $3.10&S.85 feeders, $L40ia
3.45 cows, $1.75(83.75 bulls and $3.uO&6.60 veal
Sheep -Market moderately active and prices
steady; quoi.Ui.mi ranged, at J4.7.V4A75
western, $4.w0.UJ natives, and $&Ji&4j,S.W
Produce: Butter Fancy separator. 29c; Una
creameries, 2;28c; dairies, fancy, fresh, 21 jh
23c; packing stock, fresh, 14(Jl5c, Eggs
Fresh candled loss off, Ittc per doaen. Dressed
poultry Spring chickens, lair, good, H&lSo
per lb; fancy, 12Hc; roosters, 6c: duoks, ll14c;
geese, Nil. 11c; turkeys, choice, 14c; fair to
good, 12Q.18)4c. Potatoes Hetirons. 283uo
perbu.; Buroanks, Slavic; Rose, an&asc for
seed; Peerless. 3H&&C for seed; common to
poor mixed lots, ssoi&i5e; sweet potatoes, Illi
nois, $l.Su3.2& per brL Apples Common,
$1.&0 per brl; good, tijj&iUu; fancy, $i-0Utfr
Kbw York. March 7.
Wheat No, 2 red wisiter cash. $l.0,'j;
March. $1.01; May, $1.01. Corn No. i
mixed cash. 5i"c: March May.
4i!4c. Oata Quiet: No. 2 mixed cash, 36 (.jc;
May, Z&tc Rye Firm; western and state.
98&90C. Barley DuU. Pork-Steady; mess.
$9.7.V$10.5i for new. Lard-Quiet; March.
$6.77; May. $fl.8i
Live stick: Cattle- Trading active for all
grades at an advance of luc per lou lbs: Poor
est to best native steers, $3.&&5.U0 per 1(10 lbs.
bulls and dry cow.$l. &.llJ. sheep ami lambs
Market firm and a per lb higher for choice
offerings; sheep. $5.50a . 80 per 100 lbs; lambs,
$T.OO&7.70. Hogs-Market slew; live aoga
$4.M)OS.a0 per 100 lbs.
Th Loral Markets).
Office Rock Island Daiir Ann Wkikit Anors I
Rock Island, 111., March. 8, 18t
Bran -KSc per cwt,
Ships'nff $1.00 per cwt.
nay T1moihT.$l0.")0n 50;prairie, 84113 ;clover
$S10; baled. $11 SO.
Butter Psirto choice, ate; creamery, 10 "
Ecgs Fre?b.22c; packed tc.
Poultry chickens, lO&Uhi i turkeys,
docks, I2c; geese, 10c.
mrrr and vssbtablzs.
Apples $.25a$2 75 per bbL
Turnips 46j50e, '
LIT I STOCK.
Cattle Butchers pay for corn fed .
H344c: cows and heifer, 3&3Kc; carre
Lessr than Half the prle
of other kinds.
A ffelAL WILL PK.OTE THIS.
Fowl! da, 3e.
Q earters, 5c '
la Cans oulf.
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