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land Daily Argit
(f xi, NO. 119.
KOCK ISLAND, JrATUKDAY, MAKCU 12, 1892.
SIngTa Copies 5 Cent
For Week IStf Genu
Money in Your Pocket
By BuyingJ 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
ets buying our Grand Stock for this spring, and we
e will, without doubt, show you the finest line 01
Jothing and Furnishing Goods ever brought to this
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
rder to get room. We will save you from
2 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. M. C. RICE.
NO LACK OF VIGOR.
Nothing Sleepy About the De
bate on Free Wool.
MORE CAUSTIC THAN FLATTERING.
fin Animated Parage Hetween Ray and
Meredith, In Which the Latter Brings
the "Lie Subjunctive" into l'lay
Krookthire Attack Reciprocity Im
provement in the Financial Situation
Secretary Blaine and Springer Pulling
Through ieneral Capital City News.
Washington-, March li There was no
let up yesterday in the oratorical gale thut
Is making the house a "cave of the winds"
just now, with the tariff for its ostensible
subject, but campaign thunder for its
real purpose. The speakers on each side
take the opportunity to let off broadsides
fcf denunciation of the "other fellow" very
frequently, and it was particularily so
yesterday. If there was any misunder
standing as to how the two great parties
looked on each other it was not the fault
ot Brooksidc ;ind Bay, for these gentlemen
were perfectly frank in what they had to
Bay on that subject. The first speaker
was Stevens of Massachusetts, who is a
wool manufacturer, and ltelieves in free
wool, at the same time claiming that he
does not need McKinley's protection on
BrookIiire Attacks Reciprocity.
Brookshire "went for-' reciprocity, lie
said that the Republicans would not con
sent to reciprocity with Canada. Its lead
ers want to remain in power. They know
that New York is a close state politically;
that some of the farmers produce barley
for brewing purposes, agricultural and
garden produce for early markets, and
they presume that some of these farmers
can be prevailed upon to vote the Repub
lican ticket by refusing reciprocity with
Canada. The Republican party desired to
perpetuate its power by tending its infill
Slice to mere localities as agjinst the great
mass of the people. The clause cloiliing
the president with the power to impose
taxes was dangerous. The power to tax
is the power to destroy, and it should be
"Two Most Eminent Fallacies."
The so-called reciprocity scheme and the
tax upon raw wools were the two most
eminent fallacies by which the protective
system is sought to be maintained. By
this reciprocity the argument that a tariff
is not a tax has been exploded. The prin
cipal cause which has operated to reduce
the original cost of a manufactured article
was inventive genius. JJcciprocity was a
sad commentary upon the home market
theory. ' He made a summary of the agri
cultural products exported to foreign
countries. It wan 'not agricultural pro
ducts that South America wanted, but
manufactured goods. The true American
policy is to encourage trade with all na
tions with equality and friendship. We
should not, by law, seek to defeat the
orderly proceedings incident to natural
conditions. Ixud applause on the Demo
Kay Lets Himself Loose.
Ray, Republican, of New York eulogized
the Republican party, which had its
origin and its strength in the advocacy of
freedom and of education, the elevation
and purification of the race and the pro
gress of mankind. The Democratic party
represented exactly the opposite of these
noble principles. They might pose as
tariff reformers, but they acted like free
traders. The Democratic party was a
great American political and hypocritical
crab, with the legs reaching in all direc
tions; it was still so weak in the joints
that it had not a single pair by which it
could stand alone.
Similar to the foregoing.
The Democrntic majority was an inter
esting body. The political kindergarten
from Massachusetts promised sound
finances and an honest dollar, the "sock
Jess statesman"' from Kansas assured us of
car-loads of cheap money, free of cost,
free silver coinage was the bribe offered
iu the silver states, and in New York the
gold dollar was used to an unparalleled
extent. These promises were made and
the Democr.iis should pay up, but they
could not. '1 lie wind was out of their sails.
The Question of Raw Materials.
The Democrats wanted free raw materi
als, and classed raw wool as such.
They forgot that eight-tenths of the value
of a pound of wool was in human labor
and skill, and when they imported free
wool American farmers and laborers were
thrown ont of employment, and fereign
farmers and laborers were paid the money
we ought to receive. We owed a duty to
our farmer and farm laborer. Farm la
borers were having a hard time. The
Democrats would destroy the value of
every little flock of sheep pasturing on the
hills of this country. Diversified farming
was the true road to prosperity for the
farmer.. Every farm laborer knew that if
he would receive a fair compensation for
his toil the employer must have a good
and a paying market for the farm products.
A LITTLE ACRIMONY "DRAPS" IN.
Ray Gets Invited "Out In the Alley" by a
In closing his speech, after citing certain
figures regarding the price Of -wool under
the policy of protection, he was interrupted
by Pendleton of West Virginia. Ray re
plied that he was not a teacher in a Demo
cratic kindergarten and would not be far
ther interrupted by gentlemen who could
procure all the information desired in the
proper books. Meredith of Virginia here
took a hand In the f raca s and said that
while they might need information in re
lation to the tariff they did know the
courtesy which should obtain between
. Wasn't Talking to Meredith.
Ray said he had shown as much courtesy
to members of the bouse as the member
from Virginia showed him, whom be had
not addressed at all. Applause.1 Mere
dith retorted that he desired the gentle
man to know that he (Meredith) stood by
his remarks here or elsewhere. Ray said
he was perfectly willing he should stand
by his remarks and was willing he should
ask for information, but when arithmeti
cal questions were asked which could be
answered by reference to any book on
statistical works, he (Ray) asserted that
this was not done in good faith.
The Lie Subjunctive.
. Meredith baid that if the cent le man
from New Tort meant this statement ue
said that, which was not true.
Kay answered there could be no issue
between them, and that the gentleman
from Virginia could not frighten him. He
had not lieen brought up in the woods to
le scared by an owl. Applause and
Coombs of New York made an argument
in behalf of free wool, which would stimu
late foreign trade and extend our foreign
rommerce without resort to subsidies, and
this closed the debate for the day.
Bolph Talks of free Wool.
The subject of free wool also had a
bearing in the senate yesterday. Dolph
made an extended speech in reply to one
made recently by Pepper in which the
condition of the farmer was pictured in
woeful periods. Dolph denied that the
farmer was as badly off as represented,
and insisted that he was doing
"pretty well thank you." and then
went into the tariff question.
Explaining the decrease of the price
of wool under the McKinley
bill he said that it was because the con
stantly increasing products of other coun
tries have forced the price still lower in
the world's markets, and without the Mc
Kinley law the decrease in price in the
world's markets would have been all the
more injurious to the wool-growers of this
FINANCES VERY SATISFACTORY.
Receipts and Kxpenes Are About a
Washington, March 12. The "ten days"'
siatcmeut issued by -the treasury depart
ment yesterday shows a very satisfactory
condition of affairs. Since the 1st of
March the receipts and expenditures have
run very evenly, there being a net balance
in the treasury of more than $31,000,000.
This includes, however, about $27,000,000
iu national batik depositories, and in sub
sidiary silver. The net gold and bullion
has increased within the last ten days
Increase of Customs at Gotham.
The receipts at the port of New York
for the past ten days were ?3,tj05,!3!), show
ing an increase, for the first, time since the
-McKinley bill went into effect, of .'00,000.
The receipts at New York, which collects
t''i per ceut of all the custom dues in the
X'niii'il States, are generally regarded in
the treasury department as an index oi re
ceipts for the rest of the country.
Public ltuildillg in Cities.
Washington, March 12. During m
speech in the senate yesterday on his L3
for posloffices in small cities Vest said that
of thel.V),0uO, two expended for buildings
sincethe foundation of the government
fKVjUi,-000 had been expended in ten large
ge cities as follows: Baltimore, l,500,0li0;
Boston, $4,000,000; Charleston, fcVSOO.OOO;
Chicago, $4,500,000; Cincinnati, $0,000,
000; New Orleans, 4,2cOi). Xew
York, $8,300,000; Philadelphia, $4,
b00,0!Ki; St. Ixmis, $.-i,6O0,000; Sau Francisco
fiWiWU-Besides this there were 1(0
cities outside" of Washington where the
government buildings had cost from $100,
tmo to $600,000, and forty to fifty more
cities where the building cost from $40,000
to Sl(i,(Ki0, and it was to remedy this dis
crimination in favor of large cities that
his bill was framed.
The Congressional Brief.
Washington-, March 12. A bill was in
troduced in the senate yesterday providing
that no president can lc elected for a
second term until four years have passed.
Dolph made a long spe-ch relative of the
farmers and on the tariff, declaring that
the farmers were not bankrupt, and de
fending the McKfhley bill. The bill to
construct a post office iu every town where
the receipts ranged from $3,000 to $10,000
per year was debated but not completed.
The urgent deficiency bill was amended
and passed, and adjournment to Monday
The house spent the day in committee on
the free wool bill, and speeches were made
for the bill by Stevens of Massachusetts,
Montgomery of Kentucky and Brookshire.
Ray spoke against it. An attempt to hold
an evening session was a failure for lack
of a quorum.
Made Vncouiplimentary Kern. irks.
Washington, March li The session
of the house last evening was bare of re
sults, no quorum being present. A call of
the house was ordered and carriages were
dispatched to convey the recalcitrant con
gressmen to the scene of duty. This was
futile, however, and after a few uncom
plimentary remarks by those present,
criticising the absentees, the house ad
journed. A Statue to Per Marquette.
Washington, March 12. Mitchell of
Wisconsin has introduced in the house a
joint resolution authorizing his state to
place in statuary hall at the Capitol the
statue of Pere Marqu ette, an Indian mis
sionary who made explorations within the
borders of Wisconsin, in the early days of
Discharged for Promotion.
Washington, March 12. Wike has- in
troduced a bill in the house providing that
all veteran volunteer soldiers who were
discharged for promotion shall be consid
ered honorably discharged, and shall re
ceive t be amount of bounty that they would
have been entitled to bad they served three
Tendons for Mexican War Yets.
Washington, March 12. Carminetti of
California has introduced a bill in the
house granting pensions to marines,
militia, volunteers, teamsters, clerks, and
laborers who served in the Mexican war.
Secretary Blaine Much Better.
Washington, March 12. Secretary
Blaine's condition was much improved
last night. He passed a good day, dress
ing for the first time since his illness, and
eating a hearty lunch and dinner.
Democratic Caucus Called.
Washington, March 12. A Democratic
caucus of the house has been called for to
Light by Chairman Holman for the pur
pose of selecting a Democratic congres
sional campaign committee.
A 6alliTan-Corbett Fight Certain.
Cincinnati, March 12. Corbett's right
hand man and backer, William A. Brady,
said yesterday that Sullivan and Corbett
will certainly fight. The meeting," be
said, "will take place at the Olympic clnb,
New Orleans. S--irt. 8."
Cleveland Must Withdraw from
the Presidential Race.
WOULD LIKE TO VOTE FOE CARLISLE
nio present veneiueut oppnsitlop
Cleveland made us. a good prc-sid;
CTeat affairs ne has many of the
But Think the Nomination Mont' Cons
Went or Go to Iluuell, l'attiton or Gor
man Nothing the Matter with Palmer
or Boles The Kx-rresldent " Mean
while Pursue the Fleeting- Black-Head,
Duck Dougherty Against a Big Hall
at Chicago Political Field Notes.
Chicago, March 12. Henry Watterson
calls upon Grover Cleveland to withdraw
from the struggle for the presidential
nomination. The editor of the Louisville
Courier Journal thinks the Democratic
party would commit political suicide if it
were to place Cleveland at the head of the
ticket. He believes that Hill has done his
personal grave digging in New York, And
regards the chasm between the eJt-presi-dent
and the senator as being far too wide
to bridge. Mr. Watterson left Chicago for
Louisville last night.
Carlisle it WxtterMon Man.
"I have never indulged myself much in
hero worship,"' said he. "Any good Demo
crat whom the national convention may
see fit to nominate will suit me. If I had
to put a man in the White House lie
would be Mr. Carlisle. I regard him as
the Ijest equipped Democrat in public life.
Placing him aside, anybody will suit me
if he does not come from New York. The
factions there have made the nomination
of any New Yorker impossible. Governor
Hill Ims killed, Mr. Cleveland and indoing
ro has, I think,'' killed himyelf.
Cleveland uot the Only Man. j
"The nomination must conic west or go
to Massachusetts;, Pennsylvania or Mary
land. If we could not f leet Mr. Cleveland
in 1S8S, when he was in the White House
and when we had all t he outer forms aud
shows of harmony iu the state of New
l one, wnat cliauce would we have against
fit. In '
of a great man. I am sincerely his friend.
Hut I must contest, and sometimes feet"
like resentiug, the notioii that he is our
sole, our only and most origipnl Moses iu
the matter of tariff reform. y
Was Tardy About Tariff Kcform. '
"Mr. Cleveland allowed three years of
his administration to pass before he de
clared himself. When other Democrats
were struggling with the demons of dark
ness he was passive and silent. When he
did speak out he SKke well, but he was so
skeptical -of the issue he had himself pre
cipitated that he Bent Mr. Gorman and
the late William L Scott to St. Louis with
a cut ami dried platform, ignoring his
own message, ignoring the Mills bill and
reasserting as the party law the straddl
we had made in Chicago iu 18S4. I do not
mean to impeach or criticise Mr. Cleve
land in the least. He is as good a tariff
reformer as anybody, but he is no better
than half a dozen who have an equal
claim with him to the public confidence.
Woods Full of Good Men.
"In the face of the New York schism it
seems to me that his nomination would be
sheer suicide, and I have so much respect
for his sense of dignity and honor that I
take it. for granted that he will in due
time withdraw his name."
"Do you think tsenator Palmer is too
'Why, what is thematter with Gladstone
or Bismarck? No; certainly not. He is au
excellent man, and if there are no sink
holes in his record would make an excel
lent candidate. So would Governor Boies,
of Iowa. So would Governor Kussell, or
Governor Pattison or Mr. Gorman, if we
decide to go east. The woods are full of
CLEVELAND IS SHOOTING DUCK
And locnt Seem to Be Worrying Over
Baltimore, March 12. Notwithstand
ing the inclement weather, ex-President
Cleveland had good luck in shooting ducks
at Spesutia island Thursday and yester
day. When Cleveland arrived at Havre
de Grace Thursday accompanied by a
party of New York and Brooklyn gentle
men lie was taken in charge by Captain
J. B, Keen, of the SjM'sutia gunning club.
Iu company with Mr. II. W. Maxwell, of
New York, the ex-president was soon oc
cupying a double sink box in the narrows.
Although the storm drove the gunners off
early in the day, Cleveland bad bagged
forty plump blackhead ducks. Yesterday
mording's achievement was less interest-
ing owing to the high winds. Twenty
ducks, however, fell victim to Mr. Cleve
land's aim. After dinner the party left
for New York. No politics were discussed
that any one knows of.
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