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XL. NO. 129,
ROCK ISLAND, TIIUKSDAY, MAJKCII 24, 1892.
I Single OoplM 8 Oat
1 Par Week IS Cants
TWICE AS LARGE
THRICE or LARGER!
the London's stock this spring than any other
house in the city.
I are proud to state that the dwellers of any
in, any city oven, none excepted, will not have
advantage oi any choicer stock, better assort-
nr. or later styles than , .
s before the citizens of Rock Island this spring.
hree weeks of constant persistent, painstaking,
jconscientious labor in 'the very headquarters of
jthe 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.
7' J? f V-
hat and cap department
full and running over.
HATS Three times as many hats as any other
house, and we guarantee to save from
Would be pleased to show you through our
stock if you wish to purchase or not No trouble
to show goods.
SAX & RICE. Largest Room, Largest Stock.
BLAND CALLS TIME.
He Will Throttle the Silvery El
AH OFFER TO EXTEND THE DEBATE,
Which an Alliance Man Objects to, and
Precipitates a Shut-Oft The Subject Il
luminated hy a Number of Speakers
Salient Points of the Discussion A
Colloquy Between Livingstone and Har-
io. O. Jones Trice Chart Plead
Agalnnt Sunday Fair.
Washington-, March 24. The galleries
were crowded when the Seaker rapped the
house to order at noon yesterday, anil thera
was no abatement from the great interest
manifested at the opening hours of the de
bate Tuesday. The floor and lobbies of the
house, too, were well crowded with ex
merabers and senators, attracted by the
preat interest, of the occasion, and on a sofa
m the rear of the hall was seated Hon. A.
J. Warner, well known as one of the fath
ers of the free coinage movement, and dur
ing the day t he her-clean ex-member held
trequcnt consultations with Representa
tives Bland and Pierce and other active
leaders in the cause of free silver.
Hunkers Watch the Iebate.
In the galleries were seated many bank
ers and financial experts from all over the
country, and the Western Union wires on
the outside were busy bearing the hasty
messages that flashed to the country the
progress of the discussion and conveyed to
the great financial centers every indication
that appeared in the political atmosphere.
The speeches were all of a strongly posi
tive character. They were the arguments
of men who have stern convictions upon
the sides which they respectively represent
and who are tincoiupromisintr in their dec
larations of the policy which should bo
Tierce Sets the Talk a-l.ohii;.
The first speaker of thedav was Itcnrcsen-
tative I'ierce, of Tennessee, the able young
lieutenant of Chairman Bland, of the coin
age committee. I'ierce said the hour was
now at hand when the people would ask
from congress that the wrong done in ls73
be undone, and that justice be done them.
Will the representatives of the American
people deny this to the laboring classes of
America t There were two roads one lead
ing to honor, principle and right, the
other to dishonor and destruction, and the
former was the pathway which should be
followed by the free coinage men. There
was no reason for the demonetization of
silver in 1S7J. From 1KH to is;:i the silver
dollar was never worth less than 1X) cents.
Why demonetize it?
The "Murder" r Silver.
By the net of 1ST3 silver w as murdered in
the interests of the great banking and
financial interests of the world, and agri
culture and labor have paid the forfeit by
their sweat and toil. Should this thing go
on? Have the laboring men no riuht to be
respected by capital? Upon tba side of the
people the Democratic party had ever been
plautcd. 1 hey would advocate honest
money, an honest dollar, and nothing less.
ft was by act of law that the dollar was
made dishonest, and it is by such operation
that it now should Ik- made honest.
Says Colli ha fine V in Value.
Political economists on both sides admit
that, gold has appreciated and not that
silver has depreciated. Silver has ever
been the money of the common people
measured in the price of commodities. It
has never fallen, but has kept apace with
the products of nature from the time the
morning stars sang together until now.
Why should we ko back? We should
rehabilitate it under the law as tinder the
law it had suffered. We demand that this
house give to the people of the United
State full n.easure of redress for the wrong
done in 1ST:! by the demonetiz.it of silver.
STONE DIFFERS WITH WILLIAMS.
lie Insists That I'rce Coinage It Trne
C. W. Stone (Kep.) of Pennsylvania op
posed the measure and paid his respects to
Williams if Massachusetts, who assumed
the leadership in opposition to the bill.
So far as he (Williams) represented him
self and the sentiments of his constituents
he (Stone) would say nothing, but when
he assumed to represent the Democratic
party and ally it to the opposition to this
bill, or to speak for the Hepubliran party,
he would disscut. The Democratic party
was not opposed to t his bill. There was
nothing in its traditions, affiliations or
instincts that would array it in opposition
to this bill. When greenbacks were is
sued the Democratic party opposed them.
The Hill Not for Free Coinage.
When the redemption of the ureenback
was necessary to the honor of the nation,
and when the stability of the financial
system is necessary for the continued pros
perity of the country, the Democratic
party assailed it. The views of the Deni
cratic party on this question were the
views of the gentleman from Missouri
(Bland), and from Tennessee (I'ierce), and
not the views of the gentleman of Massa
chusetts (Wiliiams). The bill was not for
the free coinage of silver, but provided for
the unlimited purchase of silver bullion
and the issue of paper money therefor.
Kotiee of the Previous Question.
At the conclusion of this speech Bland
said as there were so many members who
desired to speak on the bill, he moved that
the pending order be extended until 5
o'clock on Friday.
Stone of Kentucky objected, but finally
yielded, and then Simpson of Georgia (Al
liance) renewed the objection.
Bland then said he would call the pre
vious question today at 2:30 p. m.
- Calls It "Forced" Coinage,
Tracey of New York, being recognized,
yielded to Warner, who said that as an al
leged free coinage bill it appealed to his
sympathy. He did not object to the free
coinage as such, but he opposed the un
democratic theory of the forced coinage of
silver. This interfered with the personal
rights of citizens, and he would oppose it.
Brawley of South Carolina opposed the
bill because the ratio fixed in it was not
the ratio fixed by markets of the world.
as Jefferson and Hamilton both said it
shoald be. We of the south have bat one
product to sell cotton. The greater part
of It is exported, and brings gold money
of international, value. Why should we
sell it ror sliver money or oniy loc&i
Other Speeches Noted.
Lynch of Wisconsin (Dem.) said that
until' the coin mentioned in the bill was
equal to any other dollar it would not be
a success. Hall of Minnesota asked when
the good time would come under the bill
when the gold and silver dollar would be
equal in value. Stout (Dem.) of Michigan
opposed the bilL Fitch of New York did
the same. Bushnell (Dem.) of Wisconsin
did likewise and so did Beltzhoover aad
Lodge. McKeighan (Alliance) of Nebraska
spoke in the bill's advocacy. After Lodge
had concluded recess was taken.
AT THE EVENING SESSION.
A Meagre Attendance of Members Hut a
When the house was called to order at
7:30 p. m. there was only a corporal's
guard of members preseut, but the gal
leries were well filled Coombs of New
York opened the debate and spoke in op
position to the bilL He opposed any
measure which would control our own
commerce without respect to the com
merce of any other country. The bill
proposed to cut the United States loose
from the unit of value and to start out
upon an independent course. We could
not coerce the world to adopt our stand
ard. Bacon of New York opposed the sec
tion which authorized the president of the
United States to change by proclamation
Like the Keciprocity Clause.
In commenting on this he reverted to
the reciprocity clause of theMcKinley bill,
which he said was a sham and a fraud and
had been denounced by Democrats in
their conventions and in their campaigns.
He argued that the same sections of the
constitution which provided that congress
iliould have power to lay and collect
tuxes also provided that congress had the
power to coin money and regulate the
value thereof. In his opinion this section
iif the bill was subject to the same denun
ciation as the reciprocity amendment.
i nest one Ooes for the Gold lings.
Livingstone (Farmers' Alliance) of Geor
gia said that everything thus far spoken
ou this bill was prophecy. Branching from
the question, he said that class legislation
had brought all the trouble on the coun
try. We should return to constitutional
and Jcffcrsonian Democracy for relief The
country would t hen be more prosperous
and peaceful. Silver had not depreciated,
but gold had appreciated. The country was
controlled now by the gold bugs of this
country and Europe. Hill and Cleveland
simply meant silver and anti-silver.
Harter Wants Information of II ill.
Darter then jumped to his feet and said:
"Do you mean to say that Hill is favor of
free silver? '
Livingstone Well, I will ask you this
question: ill you vote for him if he is.
Harter feruphaticallvl Xo. sir. Loud
Livingstone Now gentlemen there is a
demonstration of what I contend. All the
Democracy there is in that crowd means
Cleveland against the world or a Repub
lican or Mugwump. You can take them
in your hand and squeeze them, for you
can't squeeze one ounce of Democracy out
of the whole crowd. Loud applause and
A Colorado Silver Man Views.
Townsend of Colorado said every dollar
should be as good as any other dollar.
lie favored bi-metallic enrrency and the
payment of foreign balances and exchange
with silver bullion as well as gold bullion.
There was &.S0,0OO,0u0 of gold locked up in
the banks and treasury. Of this subject
to check was over 4,000,000. The rest was
all credit and fictitious money. Gold had
appreciated from 40 to 50 per cent, since
the demonetization of silver.
Hayes of Iowa opposed the bill and said
that the purpose of the party in forcing
the measure at this time was suicidal in
the extreme and the most obnoxious inci
dent in connection with this question was
the attempt of the Kepublicaus to put the
Democrats in a dilemma.
Close of the Kvciiing Debate.
T lie last speech of the evening session
was in opposition to the bill by Bunting
(Dem.) of New York. Other speeches
ncaiust the bill were made by ("h.ipin of
New York, Walker of Massachusetts,
Page (Dem.) of Marylaud, aud Geisen
hainer (Dem:) of New Jersey. Aobott of
Texas spoke in its favor.
SUNDAY AND THE WORLD'S FAIR.
An Intimation of Itoycntt Inlets the
Show is Closed.
Washington, March 24. Protests
against the opening of the World's fair on
Sunday were made yesterday to the senate
committee on the quadro-centcnuial by a
delegation consisting of Dr. H. P.George,
representing the American Sabbath
Union; Dr. T. P. Stevenson, of Philadel
phia, representing the National Reform
association, and Hon. L. S. Coffin, of Fort
Dodge, la,, an cx railroad commissioner
of the Hate, who represented the Brother
hood of Railway Men, an organization of
32,000 men. Dr. George said that to yield
to Sunday opening was to destroy the in
fluence of Sunday as related to the Chris-
Street Car Money in the Fight.
Dr. Stexenson contended that the in
fluence of 15,000,000 Protestant and 3,000,
000 Roman Catholic communicants would
be used against the fair if it were opened
on Sundays and that the protests of 54,
000,000 people in the United States under
Christian influence would do much to In
jure it. One man had stated that he
would spend $50,000 to beat the Sunday
closing idea. He was a large stockholder
in Chicago street car lines. The doctor
said he believed the local board was in
favor of Sunday opening.
Con (reus in Brief.
Washington, March 24. The senate
yesterday went into executive sessioa al
most immediately upon convening to con
sider the Behring sea matter, Lord Salis
bury's last note and the president's pro
posed reply having been received. When
the doors were opened the Indian appro
priation bill was taken up, the committee
having stricken out the house proposition
to turn Indian agencies over to army offi
cers. The bill was pending at adjourn
ment. The house devoted the whole day, except
for the introduction of a few bills, to the
silver coinage discussion.
Imports and Exports for February.
Washington, March 24. The bureau of
Statistics of the treasury department re
ports the exports or mercnanmse ror reo
ruaryat $86,638,097; imports, $05,381,973;
excess of exports over imports, $21,206,134.
Fer the twelve months ended Feb. 28 Ex
ports,lv9,779,T71; imports, 828,142,234; ex
cess of exports over imports, 1171,637,537.
Exports of gold for February, 6.507,180;
silver, $2,547,254, a total of 10,054, 434. Im
ports of gold and silver for February. $4,
152,49"; excess of exports over imports.
The Very Thins;, If It Will Work.
Washington, March 24. Clover of Kan
sas (by request) yesterday introduced fa
the house a bill to amend the national
banking laws, to extend their provisions to
the benefit of the whole people, to provide
the people with a flexible and sound circu
lating medium of exchange, so governed
in amount that it shall always obey the
natural laws of sirpply and demand.
Attempted Infanticide and Sniclde.
Peterboro, Ont., March 24. Mrs. Mar
garet Shepherd, a young married woman,
committed suicide Tuesday night by swal
lowing a dose of carbolic acid. She also
attempted to poison her infant child, but
was prevented from succeeding by her hus
band, who snatched the phial containing
the acid away from her, but not before the
child's face was terribly burned.
Strike of Memphis Switchmen. '
Memphis, Xanh 24. The switchmen in
the Memphis and Charleston yard struck
yesterday because Superintendent Pegram
refused to reinstate two of their number
who had been discharged by the yardnias
ter. At a late hour the trouble was not
settled, and the strike may become gen
eral and involve the nine yards of this
Count Euictiburg,at present grand mar
shal of the imperial court, will be the suc
cessor of General von Caprivi as minister
president of Prussia, the general for the
present at least retaining the chaucellor
rhip of the German empire.
LIVE STOCK AND PRODUCE MARKETS.
Chicago, March 23.
Follows were toe quotations on the board of
trade today: Wheat No. - March, opened
eil closer K,;: May, opened 8. Jjc, closed
July, oiH-uei closed S:. Corn No.
2 March, o;ciied and close 1 37i' May, opened
and closed W'4c; .'lino, opened and closed
3T:c. Oats May, ojtened -TJjc, closed 27Je-;
June, ojeaoil c. closed 2T?4c. Pork March
opened SM.7H, closed tii.Kht; May, opened
$10.21, closed JI'i.10; July, opened $10.40, closed
$10.:l. Lard-Mart h, upend ftil'-'ti close 1
Live stock- Prices at the I'uiin Stock yards
today langod as follows,: Hogs Maket
active and prices l.V higher ou the best
heavy; other grade-sloe higher; sales ranged
at $l.tTi4.a-) pigs. .iMufr.ytio light, $4 2.V24.4'i
rough pat-kin;;, $4.TiS?.i.'.j mixed, $l.5J&5.0t
heavy packing aud shii'p.n lots.
Cattlo-Maiket fairly a.-tivc and priccshlgU
er: quotations ranged at $1.7d&5.15 choice to
extra shipping steers, $:195? 4.6" (rood to choice
do, $:!.. fc:t!.r fair to goo 1. $3.m'.'i,;i.5 common
to medium do, $:t.Kf ;j.ci botchers' steers. $2.30
V1.3U stockers. $J.T.".j;.W Texas steers. $3.10
3.) feeders. Sl.-Wr: J cows, $1.;5&3.60 bulls
and JiXXTfti.Mi veal calves. - -
Sheep Market liioderat ?1 y active and prices
firm; quotation ranged at f i.06.t0 west
erns, $t.;aiii.ii native, and f ViiaJ.OJ lamb.
Produce Butter, fancy sr-parator, 2Sc per
lb; fine creameries 7.-; darica, fancy,
fresh, -MfJSic; packing stock. fte?h, 14i315t-.
Kggs Kresh cauiiliii, loss off, l.'te per doz.
Dressed poultry Spring chickeus, H!4(313o
per 11: roosters. 6c; dutks, l lciltc; geeno.
He; tu keys, young toms, ll,i-i,lJc; fancy
hens, HUil V:old gobblers, ftjj.l'c. Potatoes
Hcbrons SSSfSiUc per bn: Burbanks, 3U4i3lc;
Rus.;, 30:x.- for teed; IV-erk-ss, 2i&2Sc for
eeti; common to poor mixed lots, aij25c;
Karly Ohio,, 'WK: Swjet potatoes IllinoU,
$1.502.2 per bbl. Apples Common, fl.TVji
2.00 per bbl; gixKl, Ji'li.25; faucv, $2.3T&
New York, March 23.
Wheat Xo. 2 red winter cash, $1.0i;
Arril, 9THc; May, lioVjc; June, S3,U; July,
Corn No. 2 mixed cash, 4tVic; April, 47ic:
May, 4t2o; June, 4-?6. Oats i)ull; No. 2 mixed
cash. 34c; May, SVc; July, SlUc Uye Dull
and we-ik; J91i;c for whole range Barley
Dull; two-rowed state, K5J40; six-rowed state,
63i3j. Pork Quiet; old mess. $y.50ia 10.0U;
new, Sll.mXill.il. Lard Quiet; May, $&5t
The Loral JlarketN.
Office Hock Iel.'iod D'li.r tsnWtiKiT Argcs" 1
Kock laiacd, ill., March. S4, 1W3 f
8 RAIN, KTC.
Shine tiff $1.00 per rwt.
SsftlO; baled. $11 50.
Rtttter r"irto choice, 25c; creamery, 3?&30
E-fis Fresh, 22c ; packed 9ac.
Poultry Chickens. 10&KJ4; tnrkcv, 1214c
duck.", l-'c: geese, 10c.
FBI-IT AND VEorrABl E.
Apples $a.25fe$2 T5 per bbl.
Cattle Butchers pay for corn fed tocr.
SV4&4V4c; co nnd ncifvi. S'i4c; calr cs
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