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BLAND- Daily Argus.
XL. NO, 128.
HOCK ISLAND, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23, 1892.
Stable Copies 5 Ceat
Fer Week ISM Centa
itt! TWICE ASLAEE!
THRICE or LARGER!
s ttlC JL.Onc.lOll b blUUK tins spi 111 Liidii diry utiict
house in the city.
!e are proud to state that the dwellers of any
jtvn, any city even, none excepted, will not have
advantage of any choicer stock, better assort-
Jcnt, or later styles than . .
THE LONDON .
before the citizens of Rock Island this spring.
Three weeks of constant persistent, painstaking,
jconscientious labor in the very headquarters of
the clothing industry of the United States, en
ables us to speak with confidence on the subject.
For a beginner we offer:
50 Men s Suits at
Square and round cut.
hat and cap department
'r tie asking.
.0 r. -Vo
full and running over.
HATS Three times as many hats as any other
house, and we guarantee to save from
to SSX.OO on every hat.
to show goods.
Would be pleased to show you through our '
stock if you wish to purchase or not. No trouble
SAX & RICE. Largest Room, Largest Stock.
IT IS NULL AND VOID
The Wisconsin Apportionment
Law Declared Invalid. '
SOLOSS WILL HAVE TO MEET AGAIN
The Points Decided by the State Snprcra
Court Only the Legislature Affected
An Official Determination of the Terri
torial t'nit in Such Case Count ici
Cannot Be Split X'p to Make m Partisan
Majority A Rule Prescribed to iovern
the Legislative Action Hereafter.
MADISOV, Wis., March 23. The supreme
court of the state has declared the appor
tionment bill passed by the last Democrat ic
legislature unconstitutional and therefore
void. The decision affects only the senate
and assembly districts and does not apply
to the congressional apportionment, about
which no complaint was made. The deci
sion is made on the grounds that the leg
islature violated the constitution, which
requires that districts shall be formed av
eordintj to population as compactly m
possible ami that the county i.saterritcrial
unit in the formation of assembly dis
tricts. This is the sum aud substance of
No Other Legislative Act Affected.
The apportionment thus overthrown wn-
made upon the svnie lines as every appor
tionment has been made since the organiz
ation of the state, and the iniquities com
plained of have not only been found in
every apportionment, but most of them
entered into the apportionment made by
the constitutional convention which was a
part of the constitution itself. The decis
ion distinctly say that it affects no other
act ot .'my legislature; in fact, the lat
legislature which eletted William F.Vila.
senator was elected under another appor
tionment act, t fie validity of which was
nevt'r questioned m court.
An Kxtra Session Kcqiiired.
Vu extra session of the legislature will
bo called and a new apportionment law
passed to govern the next election. The
fact that the Democrats simply followed
he example of the Kepubhcans is accepted
by the Democrats as a guarantee that the
decision thus made will have no special
political effect. The following is a state
ment by Chief Justice Lyon of the points
decided in the case:
The ecisiin on J urisil iet ion.
1. The motion to dismiss the information of
complaint performs the functions of and in
snbstance and loal effect is a general demur
rer thereto, and will lie so treated.
2. The action is by the attorney general i 1
behalf of the state in a matter of public; juris.
It may be maintained to force the nubile or
common rij;ht, without the intervention ot
a private relator. If there lo such interven
tion it does not affect the enforcement of pub
3. The threatened official act. of the secre
tary of ttnte, to-w it, the issuing and publish
ing of notices of election of members of the
legislature tinder chanter 4x2. law ot 1HH.
which is here sought, to be restrained, is pure
ly ministerial. In all inch mutters this court
has jurisdiction to control, either by manda
mus or injunction, as the exigencies of the case
may require, tho oflicial conduct of the secre
tary. It cannot lie determined whether the
injunction prayed for should be refused or
granted without first determining whether
chapter 4S2 is or is not valid law; henco the
court has jurisdiction to determine the ques
tion of juris liet ion. to determine tho question
of the validity of o.apter 4S2. and to grant or
refuse the injunction accordingly.
tnree of wnoru are jjemocrats. 1 ne nn.i
ision is unanimous. The case against the
apportionment was fought by ex-United
states Senator Spooner as principal attor
ney in the case, who has been pushing the
fight into the court assiited by others.
Probable Effect of the Decision.
Under a new law which must lie passed
by the present Democratic legislature the
Democrats can not by any possibility lose
Control of the state senate, but the Repub
licans will probably regain control of the
assembly by a sufficiently large majorit y
to have control of both houses on joint
ballot, and thus elect a Republican suc
cessor to Senator Sawyer. If they accom
plish that end Spooner will lie chosen. 1
they fail to do so General Hragg will no
doubt be elected by the Democrats. Ail
early session of the legislature will nd
doubt be called.
THE TERRITORIAL UNIT DEFINED.
listricts Must lie Hounded l-'ntircly
the I. lues of Counties.
4. Section 4. article 4. of the constitution or
dains that assembly districts shall he "bounded
by comity, precinct, town, or ward lines." The
term "precinct" has ceased to bo significant.
The above provision makes the county the pri
mary territorial unit of representation in the as
sembly, and prohibits the dismomlerment of
counties in the formation of assembly districts;
hence no assembly district can lawfully ho
formed which includes territory in two or more
counties, unless the whole of such counties is
included therein, so thatt.be district isltounded
entirely by county lines. A constitutional as
sembly district cannot be formed which in
cludes within its limits fractions of two 01
more counties, or one county and a fraction of
another conn'y. lor in either case the inte.Tity
of county Ins would be violated and a county
disinciiilK led. Chapter 41, laws of ISM, at
tempts thus to disini-mber alKHit twenty counties.
F.zplnlns a Constitutional Section.
5. Section 3, article 4. of the constitution pro
vides that the legislative districts shall lie
formed and mcmlicrs of the two branches ot
legislature apportioned "according to the num
her of inhabitants." Because the connty is the
primary territorial unit in the formation ot
assembly districts anil members of assembly
must first be apportioned to counties or to
single districts containing two or more coun
ties, the a" ove provision 01 section 3, article 4,
as applied to the formntion of assembly dis
tricts, means primarily that there must be
substantial equality ot representation in pfor
portion to population, as between all the dif
ferent counties aud districts coatiuning two
or more counties; that i to say, there mast be
no material and unnecessary inequality in
proportionate representation in the assembly
of counties and such districts on the basis oi
How Districts Should He Constituted
Each county and each such district having a
population equal to the numerical unit of rep
resentation iu the assembly (alleged to be
l,sti8 is entitled to absolutely one member of
the assembly, unless it is found necessary to
attach to such county in the formation of an
assembly district a county having less than the
numerical unit of population. For each mul
tipleof such numerical unit reached by the
population of any county, such county is also
absolutely entitled to an additional member of
the assembly. The remainder of the 100 mem
bers of the assembly not thus absolutely appor
tioned should be apportioned, on gome equita
ble rule, to an equal number of several coun
ties, probably to the counties having the larg
est fractions of population in excess of such
numerical unit or multiple thereof.
The Whole Art Is Invalid.
Chapter 4(2, laws of violates tho fore
going rule. For example, it gives to La Crosse
eouuty, ith 3S.SU1 inhabitants; but one mem
ber of assembly, whilo it gives Manitowoc
county, with 37.831 inhabitants, three mem
bers. Tlifc apportionment of the state into as
sembly dfrtricts is an entire procoss. To a
froater or less extent, each part of an appor
tionment act is affected by and dependent
Upon every other part thereof. For this rea
son it Is impossible to expunge from chapter
483 the portions thereof which violate consti
tutional requirements anu sustain the Balance
ot the act as valid law. Hence the whole act
Is null and void, and consequently is not a
legal basis for the issue and publication by the
secretary of state of notioea ot election of
members of legislature.
The Decision Unanimous.
The court is composed of five judges.
WILL COST HER TEN MILLIONS.
That Is What I.nt-ky lialdwin's Daughtef
Oives for a Husband.
Sax Francisco, March 23. It has be
come known here that .Anita, the only
daughter of Millionaire Lucky Baldwin,
lias eloped with her cousin and married
him last August, just outside the Golden
Gate. AVhat makes this elopement note
worthy is that the girl was heiress to $10
000, 0(X) if she hadn't married young George
Baldwin, whom the old man detests. Ai
it is, Baldvvin will probably give her oulj
a few thousand dollars. Anita is 17,
very pretty and accomplished, and about
the only human being the old millionaire
really cares for.
II uiidsfiiiie George ICaldwin Appear.
He was proud of her beauty and intelli
gence, and said if she married to suit him
lie would give her his 70,000-acre Santa
Anita ranch, which is worth fully $10,000,
Uio. George Baldwin was brought from
Maryland by old '-Lucky" five years ago,
and installed as clerk in the Baldwin ho
tel. He was handsome, and clever, and
about 'JO. lie and Anita, then only 12, be
rami! dose friends. Whin ''Lucky" finally
discovered that they were lovers, he sent
Anit'i to a seminary, but the lovers corre
sponded, and when they found the old
millionaire would not listen to any talk of
union t hey decided to marry.
Time May Uevengc Tliem All.
Baldwin forbade Anita to speak to hef
cousin, and when he found them togethei
one day on the street promptly discharged
George. This was about Christinas, and
George got bis revenge by induc
ing Anita to marry him on a tuy. As she
was not of age the marriage was kept a se
cret, and Lucky Baldwin has just lieen in
formed of the facts by a dispatch sent to
him on his ranch, lie will be savage, and
those who know him say the girl has
made a great mistake, as he will never for
The Old Man Hollins er.
Lai Ml. Reports from Saut.-i Anita
ranch, near Los Angeles, where old Mill
ionaire '-Lucky" Baldwin is resting nndet
his vine and fig tree, say that he is boiling
over with rage at his daughter's siily
elopement with her cousin George. He re
fused to talk Monday night when seen
by a reporter, and his friends here declare
that George will do well to keep out of the
old mail's wav.
The Congressional Summary.
WAsniSGTOy, March 23. A bill was in
troduced in the senate yesterday to permit
the Illinois and Iowa Railroad company tc
bridge the Mississippi at Moline, Ills. Th
bill refunding to settlers on lands adjoin
ing forfeited railway lands the extra $1.23
per acre they paid in expectation that the
railway would be built was passed. The
bill will cost about $1,500,000.
The bill providing $15,000,000 to build levee
on the Mississippi under certain condi
tions and restrictions was passed only fiv
negative votes: Call, Kyle, Perkins, Pugh,
and Vance. The bill appropriating $I,7S0,
000 for locksv eUj., at the cascades ot ths
Columbia river in Oregon was also passed,
also the bill appropriating $2,800,000 for a
railway around the Dalles, Oregon.
The silver free coinage bill had the floof
in the house all day with a ni ght session.
MRS. LOMASNEY'S PENSION.
Her Husband I.ost His Life Making Wat
AVashingtox, March 2:1. The attempt
to blow up London bridge and to shatter
the house of parliament some eight years
ago had an interesting sequel Monday in
the bill which was introduced by Chip
man of Michigan to grant a pension to
Mrs. Thomas Lomasney. He was a pro.n
inent Irishman in this country, with a
fondness for the O' Donovan Rossa style
of fighting. He went to Loudon for the
express purpose of blow ing up London
bridge and parliament and after the ex
plosion under the bridge nothing was
found except a shattered boat aud some
fragments of clothing.
Couldn't 1'roTP His Donlli.
Mrs. Lomasney recently npplii-1 to the
pension oflice for n pension, claim
ing that her husband s rved in
the war, and was refused 011 the
ground that she could not prove her hus
band's death. Mrs. Lomasney, who has
not seen her husband since he bade her
good-bye aud sailed for Kiigland, Wlievcs
that his life was lost in the explosion, and
has appealed for aid to Chipman, who in
troduced a bill to grant her a pension on
the supposition that her husband is no
DID GORMAN INJUSTICE.
Alleged Chicago Hoodie r Tuls iu an
CuicAiio, March 23. Aldcrmau Gor
man was done an injustice ia the
dispatches yesterday, lie made his
pearance jeserday at the oflice
the criminal court clerk with
bondsmen and gave bail in $10,000.
had ouly been out of the city for a few
hours on business. He said if there wai
auy boodlery in the council he was not
aware of it. No one had ever offered him
anything for a vote and lie could not
understand why he had been indicted.
o further Indictments Yet.
Yesterday was a quiet one in the prose1
cution of the case. A number ot wit
nesses, some of them mysterious, were ex
amined by the jury, aud the state prose
cutor appeared pleased with what they
told. He says he is after some big fish,
and will certainly catch them. Alderman
Roth, who played the role of detective on
the boodlers, seems to have a cinch on
them. He had his fair stenographer hid'
den in rooms where he met them, and she
took down the conversation verbatim. She
also listened in the room over Powers' &
O'Brien's saloon and took notes of what
Remarkable Matrimonial Coincidence.
Avsoxia, Conn., Marc h 23. Charles Par
latto and Antonio Parlatto are brothers,
and before they left Italy they married
sisters. Both settled in Birmingham,
where Antonio made money enough by
running a fruit stand to become a property
owner. Charles is a trusted employe of
the Derby Silver company. Sunday the
remarkable coincidence occurred of tho
wives of each giving birth to twins within
a few hours of each other. One set of
twins was girl, the other boys.
The CIiilds-Drcxel rrtnters" Home.
Washington-, March 23. Senator Gal
linger, of New Hampshire, has accepted
an invitation to deliver the dedicatory ad
dress at tha Childs-Drexel Home fol
Ppinters at Colorado Springs on the 12th -of
next May. This is the institution
founded by George V. Childs, in aid ol
which all the printers iu the United States
contribute on a certain day each year th
price of ViOOems. Senator Gallinger was.
a printer caily in life.
LIVE STOCK AND PRODUCE MARKETS.
Will Send Two of Tbrm Back.
New YuiiK, March 23. Among the
twenty-one "ex-convicts," who it was re
ported reached America on the steamship
Cbandernagor on Sunday morning, were a
murderer and a man ho had attempted
murder. lheotlir nineteen were guilty
of mere misdemeanors, such as fighting
(without knives), Mealing wood from pub
lic land, and being out after 11 o'clock at
night. The nineteen were permitted to
leave Ellis Island Monday and find their
way to Mulberry bend. The two will be
sent back to Italy.
Chicaoo, March 22.
Follows were the quotations on the board of
trade today: Wheat No. 2 March, opened
Si?4 clotci t-li". May. opened and closed
8rSi: July, opened 8 Je, closed 81. Corn No.
2 iarcli, opt-n-.-d :JTc, closed oi'ic; May, opened
".:ic, closed o.'?ie; Junaopene l JJTHie, closed
3Sc. Oats May. opened XT-fr, closed 28c;
June, opened im closed 274; Pork March,
opened f ml. closed $tf 97; May, opened $10.03,
closed tl.i2;i; July, opened flo.2i, closed
$1'.) :). Lard -Mar. h. opcnel Sii.l-'JS, closed
Produce Butter, fancy separator, C8c per
lb; rtne cream--ric, 2i27e; dnrica, fancy,
fresh, 21 iff.; ; packing stock, froch, 14215c.
i;gs rresli candled, loss oil, lJc per doz.
Dressel poultry-Spring chickens, HUl2a
per lb: roo-teis, lie.; ducks, 13al4c; geese, 7
1 ; tu keys, yunn loms, 12l&'&13c; fancy
bens, l4!-2 '1 1-V-: old gobblers, ftiyiic. Potatoes
Uu-bmns. -S per bu : Hilrbanks, .3j31e;
B.)s, aijiSTw for teed; Peerless, 25(2.2(o for
seed; common to poor mixed lots, 20J23e;
Early Oliios, t(jjiOc. Sweet potatoes, Illinois,
$l.50(li. i per hbl. Apples Common, fl 7Ti
s.impor bbl; e"od, -.iW4j,2.2; fancy, i2.354ft
Live stock rriccs at the Uni -n Stock yards
today tanged as follows: IIcs Maket
active and prices 5 hie higher; saica ranged
at ? .?, 4." ' piits. $.55 l light, J I54.Si
rou,;h packing, $. 0i.?.i 8i mixed, $1.40&4.8D
heavy packiug and shipping lots.
Cattle Mai kel fairly a tivean l prices firm
er: quotations raiis-ei at $.tiJ'i10 choice to
extra shipping steers, SlftV; 4.V.goodto choice
io, $.J.ri(,4 1.. lair to koo 1. l.i!0 (63.5 common
to medium do, i.ikK;16I butchers' steers, $ia0
44 1.20 stackers. $-".7.V(,:.tiO Texas uteers. U"3
a.8.1 feeders. Sl-ai,3 4i cows, J1.73ia60 bulls
aud S'.'.S XT' veal calves.
Sheep Market moderately active and prices
firmer; quotation-, ranged at $i.O :.9.15 west
erns, $L73L-' natives, and ."; 'A&Z.OJ lambs.
New Youk, March 22.
Wheat-No. 2 red winter cash, $1.W!;
April, 7c; Slay, I'ltU". Corn No. 2 mixed
cash, April. 4nJe: May, "?c. Oats
Dull; No. 2 mixed cash. 31 WJo: Mav, 839ac.
Kye Neglected. Barley Dull; No. 2 Slilwau-'
kee, 6ti&3. Pork Dull; old mess, E9.30a
Lard Quiet; Slay, $6.30; July, fiCO.
Live Stock: Cattle Market weak, but no
trading in beeves; dr.-ssei beef, steady; catiro
si :e, BQSc per lb. tobeep ani Lambs Sherp.
vry lirm; lambs stealy; sheep, S-i.O I&6.73 per
KUlr.Ss lambs. S0.0fa7..r.7?4. Iloes Nominally
fcteady ; Jive boss, $.SWJ5.50 rer 101 lbs.
The Local JlarketH.
Oflice Kock Island D ilt and Wekklv A Rang" 1
UocK lulata. 111., March. S, 18K
Bran -S5c per cwt,
Miips'nff f 1.00 per cwt.
liav T'moih.S1050ail50:prairie. sai3:elover
SSS10; baled, fil 50.
Butter "airto choice, 45c; creamery, Ss30
Ffgrs Freph.aic; racked 90c.
rouitrv Chickens. torkevs. 12Ve
docks, l?Hc: geese, 10c.
purer AND ViesTABLES.
Apples .2S&$2 75 per bbl.
Turnips ton 5oc.
Cattle Butchers pay (or cf.rn fed tcer.
8H5?4tfc; cowb and ncifti, :33?jc; calr cs
.afc. J.ST rTKTWfl
... 'WHICH COSTS
iLesar than Half the prlc
, of other kinds.
A ffelAL WILL PROVE THIS. I
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