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ROCK ISLAND, THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 1892.
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We have for you this spring. Much nicer
line than has ever been shown here before,
and at prices much LOWER. Of course
we expect to see you, and we feel confi
dent we can suit and fit you.
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SAYEKS AND BRYAN
Texas and Nebraska Heard in
the House Debate.
SOME STATISTICS ON EXPENDITURES
lii Tumi Makes Comparisons of Ap
propriations by Several Congresses, and
Criticises Foster's Financial Opera
tions Bryan . Sticks to the Iteal Sub
ject and Dlscnsse the Wool Inty A
Hint to the Slow Iti-itiah Premier to
Harry np Abont That Modus.
Washington, March 17. Yesterday in
the house was Democratic day so far as
speeches in the debate were concerned,
Savers of Texas and Bryan of Nebraska
doing the talking. Sayers opened the bat
tle with a statement relative to govern
ment expenditures, for the years ended
Jane 30, 1S3, to 1831, inclusive (except
'85, '86 and ')). minus the sinking fund
and the cost of the purchase of bonds cs
ppt for premium.' He said:
"The y.r 1H83 and 18S4 were during
Arthur's aiimiuistrati'in, the years 1W and
13K8 during Cleveland's- administration, and
the years ls-xt and lil during the present ad
ministration. The years 1HS5 and 18sdonot
appear, becanseeach of them constitutes a
part of two administrations; nor does the year
1S86 appear, for the reason that there were less
expenditures in that year than during either
of the years 1X87 and 1WW. Expenditures for
18, f IHl,!llf..K!0: NRt, $SM,t!jSaH: 1KH7, $316,7C9.
7K9; 1HKS, ?:a)..1i9.n77; 1S!), $:78,!I2.',: 1891, $431.
705,601. Kxcrss of 18S7 and 1888 (two years of
Cleveland's administration) over 1883 and 1884,
two years of Arthur'sadmiuistration) ,03),
733; excess of lKUJand Wl (two years of the pres
ent administration)ovtr 1887 and I8SS, $173.
S53,7Si. Some Kapidly Increasing; Expenses.
Pension expenditures during 188.1 and 1884
were S12t.44l.8iil; during Wi and lfW, $155.
317,610; and (luring 1S.KI and 1801, $2n.3A2,8K.
lostnl expenditures f.urins 1HS3 and 1884 were
$It2,i5.a-i: 1.MS7 and issx, Sll".13'.244: and 1W
and 1W1. SI42,7W,st7. Deducting from the total
expenditures as given for the years named the
expenditures for navy increase, direct tax, cen
sus. Pacific railway bonds and sinking fund,
all expenses traceable to the war of the rebell
ion and all other unusual and extraordinary
expenditures, the balance? are as follows: lss:i.
$131,681,385; 1KSJ. $124,501,277; 1-W7. 121.r.74.."..'7;
18SS. $HS.7it?,3T8; IHW, Sl.U,6il,sil; a:id 11,
Figures Out the Excesses.
From this it will be seen that tho expendi
tures of lssiand ISSt exceeded those of 1SS7
and 1S.S8 by $15,775,, and the expenditures
for ISO and isiil exceeded those of 1887 ail
1R8S by $40,8!KU44. The speaker referred to
the purchase of bonds, advance of interest and
other financial acts during ISM as bad policy,
resulting in the government being compelled
to apnea! to the holders of these bonds to con
tinue them to the extent of $25,361,5011: If this
had been done by a British ministry it would
have been hurled from power in disgrace with
in a month after the fact bad become known.
BRYAN TAKES UP THE CUDGELS.
He Firings the Debate Back to it Orlgi-
Bryanf Nebraska fhetf fcpbk? and to
the first time since the beginning of the
debate the speaker confined himself to the
subject of the debate free wool. lie said
that the increased price paid by the man
ufacturer to the farmer on wool the form
er took out of the consumer, resulting in
the consumers having to pay for woolen
goods nearly 50 per cent, more than the
sheep raisers received for their product.
He quoted Clay in 1840, Iilaine in 1SS3
and certain manufacturers later to the
effect that the difference in wages paid
here and in foreign countries by manufact
urers of wool was more than offset by the
greater efficiency ofour o)eratives.
The Nub of the Free Wool Argument,
I!utsaidBryaa-tlic gentlemen have assured
us that a protective turifTreduces the price of the
article protected. It is strange that they did
not believe that .aloiit the wool tariff. They
tell the fnrmertliat the tariff increases the
price of his wool, nnd yet they exjiect ns to be
lieve that a tariff upon manufactures reduces
prices. " e nave the interesting spectacle of a
manufacturer beggiug for a high tariff in order
lo make his goods cheaper. And why does he
v ant to make his goois cheaper? He tells u s
that it is in order lhal he mav pav higher
wages to Inn bilsiring men f.nd then we are
lft to wonder if- the lariif lias been imposed
upon agricultural products for the purposs of
cheapening t! mi.
Closes with a Colloquy.
In closing his speech Bryan declared
the Democratic policy to be the best for
both employer and employe. And as he
closed lie was questioned by Raines of
New York, who asked him to name one
article manufactured in the United States
in competition with foreign manufac
tures the price of which has been increased
by tho McKiuley bill, or which was not
cheaper now than it had been in 1880.
Bryan. Is tin plate manufactured in
this country? laughter.
Raines replied that there were said to be
twenty-seven tin-plate manufactories in
this country, but no trade list was large
enough to contain a list of the tin-plate
liars in this country.
Bryan retorted: "I do not want an auto
biographical sketch of the gentleman from
New York." Laughter and applause. Mr.
Bryan was warmly congratulated by his
J'roceedings in Congress.
Washington, March 17. Wolcott pre
sented a number of petitions to the senate
yesterday in favor of the pure lard bill,
but said in effect that he thought the pe
titions "fishy.'' Stewart started to speak
In favor jof an appropriation of about $3,
150,000 ta California, Oregon and Nevada
for money spent in the suppression of the
rebellion, but the five-minute rule was in
force and he had hardly commenced before
the gavel fell. An executive session was
held on the Judge Woods case.
The house, in spite of rigorous opposi
tion by Itolman, passed a resolution for
fifteen additional folders in the document
room 9S to 77 and a resolution to print
45,000 copies of the report on diseases of
the horse. The remainder of the day was
devoted to the free wool bilL
Toller and Lamar Dissent.
Washington, March 17. Chief Justice
Taller and Justice Iamar, of the supreme
court, agreed with their associates in the
decision on the McKinley tariff bill inso
far aa to hold that the unconstitutionality
of one or more clauses did not vitiate the
bill, but orally dissented on the reciproc
ity clause, holding that clause Invalid.
They hae filed a written opinion on the
subject in which they say that they cannot
asvea itxt this clause is valid as it,in tbjir
opinion, delegates u-giSi'.uive powers louic
Sent a Hint to Salisbury.
Washington, March IT. Acting Secre
tary Wharton was yesterday instructed to
inform Sir Julian I'auneefote, the British
minister, that the president desires to
know at as early a date as possible the in
tention of the British government with
regard to the proposed renewal of the
modus vivendi of last year. The character
of the instructions to our naval and reve
nue vessels, destined for duty in Behring
sea this season, will depend almost alto
gether on the attitude assumed by Great
Clements of (ieorgla Confirmed.
Washington, March 1 7. The senate in
sfecret session yesterday confirmed the
nomination of ex-Representative Clements,
of Georgia, as interstate commerce com
missioner to succeed the late Mr. Bragg.
The session further discussed the nomina
tion of Judge Woods until adjournment
without reaching any action. Democrats
did the talking.
f-priiiger and Morrill.
Washington, March 17. Congressman
Springer is still improving, but his recov- '
ery is rather slow. He is very weak and, j
while his physicians say he will get well,
it is not thought that he will be able to re
turn to his duties in the house for several
weeks. No change was reported in Sena
tor Morrill's condition.
A Cong Sick I.lst of Statesmen.
Washington, March 17. Between thir
ty and thirty -five members of the house
are on the sick list, although none is seri
ously ill. A roll.call of the house yester- '
nay developed the fact that over forty mem
bers are "paired" and away from their
desks. This is an unusual number.
McKinley's Time Not Come Tet.
Washington, March 17. Secretary Mat
thews, of the Ohio Republican committee,
says that McKinley continues to resist all
efforts to induce him to become a presi
dential candidate and urges the renomina
tion of Harrison. He thinks his own time
has not come yet and is willing to wait,
FithJan's Free Ship Kill,
Washington, March 17. The house
committee on merc hant marine and fish
eries has ordered a favorable report on the
bill of Fithian of Illinois for the free ad
mission to American registry of ships
built in foreign countries.
TIRED OF RECIPROCITY.
Sonic Cubans Who Seem to Think I'ncle
Sam a Shrewd Trader.
Havana, March 17. The reciprocity
treaty with the United States is not in
favor with the government officials. Re
ceipts at the custom house show a large
falling off as compared with last year, and
the government i6 constantly occupied de
vising ways to increase the revenues.
Many anticipate the adoption of a new
tariff in the near fnture, and possibly the
suppression of the present reciprocity
treaty with the United States. This
treaty is not deserving to be called one of
Think It Is a Jug-Ilandlrd Scheme.
Cuba receives large quantities of pota
toes, onions, etc., from the United States
f.-ee of duty, while the Uuited States im
poses a duty on the same articles, products
of this island, of 70 cents per barrel of po
tatoes and 31 cents f.er crate of fifty pounds
of onions. The parties making this so
called reciprocity treaty did not consider
the bearings of so one-sided an affair, and
it will not be at all strange if the whole
thing is broken up.
Strong Feeling Against the Treaty.
Some 175,000 or 200,000 barrels of pota
toes are imported every year from the
United States and the British provinces,
and these pay no duty. In the spring and
about the beginning of March new pota
toes or onions are shipped to the United
States, paying duties as above. The in
justice of this, together with the disas
trous results to the millers in Spain from
the reduction of the former duty mi Amer
ican flour of f.1 per bag of 203 potiuds
$1, since Jan. 1, IMfci. has caused immense
feclirig against the treaty.
I'rices tot Sugar Arc Low.
The sugar mist in the north is "bearing"'
the sugar market.atid business is suspend
ed. This is most discouraging to the
planters, who are contending with heavy
storms, fires, lack of field hands, and the
breaking of machinery. Altogether the
outlook for Cuba is very bad for the year
1S92 the foregoing is what is said by 'the
BOMBARDING THE ELEVATORS.
The Minnesota Farmers' Alliance Uets
Kracly to Sue.
ST. I'acl. March 17. The Farmers' Al
liance of the state have thrown another
bombshell at t he elevators and railroads of
the state. The Alliance executive com
mittee held a short session at the Mer
chants' yesterday morning, and decided to
commence an action against the elevator
companies and some of the railroad cor
Iiorations of this state under the anti-trust
law, charging a collusion to depress the
price of wheat and otherwise defraud the
farmer out of his just dues.
Donnelly to Help the Matter.
Attorneys have been employed In the
case. A committee composed of Ignatius!
Ixmnelly, Charles Bohall and B. I . Cbes
ley was appointed to assist the attorneys
in procuring evidence and preparing the
rase, which will be brought to trial in
some of t be western courts atxAt May.
Sheriff Dunn to Co Cuavenged.
Springfield, Kan., March 17. Yester
day a nolle prosequi was entered in the
cases of all the men under indictment for
the murder of Sheriff Dunn last fall, and
they were discharged from custody. Thus
ends a trial considered to be a farce from
its commencement. It was impossible to
obtain more than ten men eligible for the
jury in the whole county. One reason for
the failure to secure a jury was Judge
Vandervert's ruling that no man who be
lieved that Sam Dunn bad been "unlaw
fully killed by a moli" could serve on the
The mandate in the Boyd-Thayer case
the governship of Nebraska from the
United States supreme court has been re
ceived by the state supreme court and
ordered on record, no one appearing for
Thayer. This en-Is the case.
ANOTHER SORT OF CASE. j
A Canadian Comparison Between Seal
ing and Fishing. j
OTTAWA, Ont., Mai:h 17.-The act to re
new the modus vivchli for the benefit of
United States fishermen has caused an an
imated discussion ii tho house of com
mons. D. jMills Bothwell, Laberal, asked
the house to look at the Americans' deal
ing with Canada in the Behring sea mat
ter. There was a sea 4,000 miles in extent, '
but no question was raised till Russia Bet
up some new pretensions, which the United
States claimed to have purchased. Theso
pretensions were being pushed and, con
trary to ancient usage, Canadian rights
were being ignored. .
Landlocked Kays A. -e Different.
On the east coast there was a BHmberof
landlocked bays, but if these were mora
than six miles from shore to shore the
United States demanded the right of fish
ing in their waters between the three-mile
limits. The government was making
great concessions, but would the United
States, make corresxmding concessions as
regarded Behring sea? Sir John Thomp
son deprecated the tone of the discussion
and reminded the house that very import
ant questions are now "wing discussed be- '
tween the f.vo countries with the view of '
Michigan Stimner Hotel Rarned.
Manistee, Mich., March 17. The Glen
house, the large summer hotel at One- J
kama twelve miles north of this city, on
Portage lake, belonging to the Onekama '
Lumber company, together with all its i
contents, was destroyed by fire yesterday J
morning. It is supposed to be the work,
of an incendiary. The loss on the bui!J-
ing is $18,000; on contents, $2,000: insured'
LIVE STOCK AND PRODUCE MARKETS. '
Chicago, March lft. 'ji
Following wore the quotations on the
board of trade today: "heat March, opened ,
fc-'lK-c, closed Mc, May, opened 8.W4C, closed
WSkc: July, opened 8i?ic closed 85c- Corn '
March, opened :J4j?, closed 38!4c; May, opened
3Sbi closed acWc; June, opened 38c closed
;8ic Oats May, openet js closed Z!c; '
June, opcnel and closed aVtc. Pork March. '
opened JUL 45, closed 10. 4.1: 31ay, opened
$10.60, closei 810.55. Lard-March, opened
f 6.25, close Md-T!. i
Live stock Prices at the Union Stock yards
today ranged as follows: Hogs Msiket !
fairly active, thippers and packers both buy, j
ing and price on heavy grades steady i
and unchanei, wi h other grades ruled ,
5 & 1 c higher; sales ranged at (3.W)
a Pigs. 54,55 ft, 4.95 liubt, J 4.305 J
rough parking. t4.5.i(.1.9(i mixed, and $4.iA '
4.85 heavy packing and shipping lota. s
Cattle Market moderately active and prices ,
5c lower; quotations ranged at $4.7(3.20 choice ,
to extra (-hipping steers, 54.0024.65 good to i
choice do. J:i 6 H?(4.(I5 fair to good. 53.05&3.55 )
common to medium do, 5.1(1:165 butchers'
steers, 5-'.Ka.X15 stockers, f-'.7Vaa.9J Texas
steers. i.XlOtfrasil feeders. Sl.50ig.a40 cows, '
$1.75(&:i.G0 bulls and 53,VKr6.5U veal calve.
Sheep Market moderately active and prioe
steady; quotations ranged at (4.75 SSI
westerns, 54.3J.a6-U natives, and $V2ji2&7.0O
lambs. - v
Pro3oce: Butter Fancy separator, -7a,
2V; per lb: creameries, S6rtj27c; dairies,
fancy, fresh. 21&2:lc: pa kin j stock, fresh. 1
fa.l5c- Kggs Fresh ra'idled. loss off, 131Sc '
per dor. Pressed poultry Spring chickens, t
fair good, lSj,llc per In; ro ieters, 6c; ducks, j
13Q,14c; gee, ally tuikeys, younj torn.
l'.c; fancy hcus, 14c; old gobblers, 9c. 1'ota- ; .
toes Hebrons, 3'tj,3.'c per bn; Burbauks, 33 '
ft.'Bc; Rose, X!&35c for seed; I'eerless, 30aJc
tor seel: common to po.r mite I lots, 2U
25c. Swcet po'atoos. Illinois, $1.S4'S.35 per .
bbl. Apples Common, 51.50 per bbl; good,
$1.75a2.iti; faucy. $ZZ.
New Youk, March 16..'
Wheat Xo. 2 red winter cash, Sl.fti;"
March. K'c; ApriL 75k-: May, STKc Com
No. 3 mixed cash. 4Sr; March, 47igc; April
47-V: May, 47'oa tints Dull; No. 2
mixed cssh. 3 4c: April, 35tic; May, &';J..e.
Kye Hull and weak; lj.tSc in car lots and
bout loads. Barley Slow; two-rowel stflto
KiS-VS. Fork Dull but steady, mess, Jul
KM. Lard Quiet; Mjy, $6.64; July, $6.74.
Live St ck: Cattle Trading firm and active
for all grades. poorest to best native steers,
f 4.UU&500- per 11)0 lbs; Coloredos. 54.25(4.30,
and bulls au.l dry cows, $1.6tsi2.8u. Sheep
ami lambs Choice offerings VT- l-or lb higher
and rm.rket firm; sheep. $5.(g;tf.87H per 1U0
ibt; lumbs. $7.ou7.62l Hogs Nominally
U'ady; l.ve hos, 4.H1&5.50 per 103 lbs. .. . ,
The Local SlarkelH.
Office Hock Itlaed Dilt akd Weiklt Chocs' I
Hock lalatd. 111., March. : 7. 1B f
Brsu Stc per cwt.
Shipe'nfl $1.00 per cwt.
Hay Timothj.$10 soail 50 .prairie, sai8;clover
Sa10; baled. $1150.
Butter Fairto choice, 25c; creamery,
Ergs Frert.,22c; lacked 20c.
Poultry Chickens. 10&12I-4; turkeys. 12Jc
ducks, liHc: geese, 10c.
rBCIT AND VIGSTABLKS.
Apples $jae$a 75 per bbl.
hi ions 80(a,85c.
Cattle Butchers pay lor corn fed steers.
S4'4c; cows and Drift!, 33Hc; cjlIt es
ABLATES 6 CO.
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