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Rook Island Daily Argus. :
l XL, NO. 130.
ROCK ISLAND, FRIDAY, 31AKC1I 25, 1S2.
Biggie Copies S Cents
Per Week ISM Cents
TWICE AS LARGE
THRICE or LARGER!
the London's stock this spring than any other
house in the city.
BLAND BILL BEATEN
A kA! J. . i . a .... .
i m ivnunigni Adjournment With
out Final Action Thereon,
j ;u-e proud to stak' that the dwellers of any
f.vn, any city cwn, none excepted, will not have
e advantage oi any choicer stock, better assort-
r.t, or Liter stvlcs than
THE LONDON .
s !v!oiv the citizens of Rock Island this spring.
Three weeks of constant persistent, painstaking,
J j1 1 1 r
conscientious lauor in ine very neaaquarters 01
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
jr 'he asking
X ,5? & ,0 A
full and running over.
HATS Three times as many hats as any other
nuse, and we guarantee to save from
Would be pleased to show you through our
stock if you wish to purchase or not. Io trouble
to show goods.
SAX & RICE.
Largest Room, Largest Stock.
i ITS PLACE ON THE CALENDAR LOST.
Rather .Surprising Strength of the Anti
Silver Men A Motion to Table the Hill
Only tost by a Tie, the Speaker Voting
to Save the Measure Filibustering
Tarlks Fnable the Antis to Control the
Situation and Force an Adjournment
Extracts from the Closing Debate.
Washington-, March 34. The fact that
Bland had given notice that he would de
mand the previous question on his silver
bill yesterday at 2:30 p. m. was sufficient
to fill the galleries of the house and secure
the attendance of nearly every member on
the floor. Uy the time the journal had
been read there were but two hours re
maining in which members might say
what they had to say on the subject, It
was expected that a strong filibustering
movenirii. would he started at the proper
moment. Hut as soon as the journal had
been read Wand got the floor aud extend
ed the time for general debate until p.
m. by the announcement of the postpone
ment of his demand for the previous ques
tion until that hour.
An Illinois Free Coinage Man.
The debate was opened for the day by
A illiams of Illinois, who said he was in
favor of a dollar that was of the same
value at all times, and that the only fixed
value gold had was its coin value, its rela
tive value changing just as often as com
modities changed its purchasing value.
The anti-silver men said that our silver
dollar now was 30 per cent, "fiat," He
could tell thorn that the paper dollars of
this country were, as to many of them, 100
per cent "fiat." He said that the Demo
crats might be divided now a little on the
silver question, but they would bo uuited
on the tariff issue in November.
Wike Asks Some Questions.
Wike of Illinois Does my colleague liolil
that the passage of this bill and the adoption
of tree coinage in this country will have an
equal effect upon bullion throughout the
world, without a monetary conference- aud
agreement between the nations of the earth.
Williams I say it will have that effect uikmi
the silver bullion owners of the world, and I
say that, of the entire product of the world,
less than $HX,'.(Ni.o.i9 would come to our midst.
I say that the silver coin of Knrope is already
at a par with gold. Applause.
Wike But bullion is not.
Will;ams-Bcit the United State is rapabln
of taking care of the bullion jot uncoined.
Coekran lias His Oil Along.
Bourke Coekran was the next speaker
and proceeded to pour oil on the rounh
water between Williams of Massachusetts
and others of his views and the men be
hind the free coinage lines. The Demo
cratic party was large enough and broad
enough to hold in its embrace, regardless
of differences of opinions on economic
questions, all men who believed in a con
stitutional government. He compliment
ed Bland, but had no patience with Barter
who had credited Bland with gross ignor
ance as the only excuse for Bland's advo
cacy of the silver bill. Bland, said Cock
ran ,had displayed no ignorance. lie then
proceeded to show, as he alleged, where
Bland was all wrong.
Not Enough Time to Answer.
History had always shown that when
two metals were in circulation at different
values the depreciation was in of
the value of the coin which
the law compels us to mpeive
The effect would be to create a distrust of
the commercial honor of the nation which
pay9 its debts with a bludgeon.
Bland What do you say of the law of 1873
that from that day to this has robbed debtors
and this country of the difference between
gold and silver?
Coekran That is a question which should be
answered, but if the gentleman cannot pro
vide for an extension of time I cannot stop to
angiyr it. But 1 want to ask the gentleman
from Missouri whether he rails this pending
bill a free coinage measure?
Doesn't Itestore the Statu Quo Ante.
Bland The -entloman may designate it as he
chooses, but I ay it is the free coinage meas
ure for gold ami silver that we alwavs had un
Coekran With all respect to the gentleman
from Missouri, I desire to say that this bill
does not provide for the coinaee of gold and
silTer as it existed prior to 1873. More than
that, I say thnt it flies into the face of consti
tutional provisions which are the basis of the
platform and faith of the Democratic rrty.
It provides for the launching of this country
Into the banking business and making of the
treasury an influence which can upset trade
and commerce at the pleasure of the officials
in charge of it. It provides for the deposit of
bullion and the issuiugof treasury notes,which
will themselves be debased and degraded be
low the value of the greenback.
GOES BACK TO THE FLOOD.
Bartine Doesn't Stop at the Work of the
Bartine (Rep.) of Nevada favored tho
measure. The free coinage men asked
that silver be restored to the position it
occupied 4,000 years yrior to 1873, and
when this demand was made the anti
coinage men were shocked at what they
deemed -the moral depravity of their
opponents. Before 1873 the silver ques
tion was not heard of in America. Then
a great mass of gold and silver was linked
together at the ratio of 15' to 1. This
metallic money constituted not only the
legal currency in actual circulation, but it
was also the financial basis of a system of
credits which modern business methods
had brought into existence. This aggre
gate mass of money was none too large
tor the business requirements of the
world. The value of the silver dollar con
sidered as mere bullion has never been
less than 70 cents in gold. This shows a
relative depreciation of 30perccnt., almost
exactly the same as the average decline in
the gold price of commodities.
Hatch Give Williams a Going Over.
After a few short speeches had been
made the lively time of. the session occur
red. Hatch got the floor and proceeded to
pay his respects to Williams of Massachu
setts, who he said had attempted to read
him (Hatch) out of the party. Williams,
aid Hatch knew no more, about Demo
cratic principles than he did of what was
going on in the world beyond. The first
duty of a Democrat was to abide by the
decision! of' its caucuses and conventions.
He fHatchl bad never e ratchet ticket
nor opposea its principals.
Williams endeavored to interrupt the
gentleman to ask a question, but Hatch
would not yield. He told the gentleman
from Massachusetts, that he was not yet
out of his swaddling clothes. laughter.
Would Willingly Do Some Swapping.
He said that the time was coming when
the Democratic party must choose between
the Democrats of Xew England and th
Alliance of the south. He (Hatch) was
willing to cloose now. Turning towards
Williams atd pointing his finger at him:
Yes, slrr I wnl swap you for the barefooted
statesman from Kansas. Loud and con
tinued laughter I will take your colleague
Hoar and If I can win back the young man
from Georgia Watson I will swap him, too,
and if I can't win him back in that way I will
throw in auDther member from Massachusetts.
Loud laughter. The gentlemen who claimed
to be Democrats and whose names were not re
corded whsn the house was organized, al
though they satin a Democratic caucus, are
Called It the "Swindlers Bill."
English of Xew Jersey called the meas
ure "the swindlers' bill." Laughter. The
farmer woutd pay his mortgage in silver,
it was said. Where would he got the prin
cipal, when he could not even get the in
terest. He would have to borrow it from
the men who advocated this bill. He had
been a Democrat for fifty -three years, and
had lived long enough to find himself read
out of the party by the gentleman who had
gone dallying with the Farmers' Alliance.
Loud laughter. The closing speech was
made by Butler of Iowa (Dem.), who got
barely time to say he was in favor of the
measure when the sharp rap of the gavel
announced the arrival of 5 p m.
EY THE SKIN OF ITS TEETH.
Misses ltting Laid on the Table
avel by Crisp.
Then Bland demanded the previous
question, pending" which Burrows moved
to lay the bill on the table and demanded
the yeas and nays, which were ordered.
As the members responded to their names
the vote was seen to be very close, aud the
excitement grew minute to minute. It
was almost impoTble to hear responses
and the recapitulation, an order but
seldom resorted to, gave but little satis
faction. It afforded time, however, to
learn that without the vote of the speaker
the motion to lay the bill on the table had
prevailed by one majoriry. Kuloe of Ten
nessee and Herbert of Alabama who
would have voted "no" asked to Iw record
ed, but as they were not in the hall ami
failed to hear their names called their re
quest was not entertained.
The Speaker Saves the Day.
Bland asked to have his vote changed
from "no" to "aye" in order to be able to
move a reconsideration, but withdrew his
request upon hearing the speaker s.y:
"The clerk will call my name," and the
response "no." And then amid a silence as
marked as had been the immediate pre
vious disorder aiid racket, the speaker
said: "The vote on the motion to lay the
bill on the table is yeas, US; nays, US; so
the motion fftils." ......
As They Were Recorded.
The vote in detail on this test question
was as follows:
Yeas Amerman. Andrews, Atkinson, Bacon,
Bar wig, Bclden, Belknap, Bcltzhoover, Bent
ley, Bergen, Biugham, Boutelle, Bowman,
lirawley, Brickuer, Hrosius, Brunner, Buchan
an of New Jersey, Bunting, Burrows, Bushnell.
Cable, I'odman, Caldwell, Castle, Causey,
Chapin, Chipman, Clancy, Cobb of Missouri,
Coburn,C-ockran,Coggswcll, Coolidge. Coonils.
Covert, Cox of New York, Craig of Peunsylva
nia. Crosby, Cumniings. Curtis, Cutting, Dal
y.ill, Daniell, Deforest. Dingh-y, D.ian, lKilliver.
Dunphy. Knglish, Fellows. Fitch. Flick, Ocary.
tJeishcuhainer, Gillespie. Grcenleaf, Mriswold.
Grout, Hall, Hallowed, Hamilton, llarmer.
Barter. Hansen, Hayes of Iowa. Haynes of
Ohio. Henderson of Iowa, Hitt. Hoar, Honker
rf New York. Hopkins of Illinois, Houk. Huff,
Hull, Johnson of Indiana, Johnson of North
Dakota. Ketcham, Kribhs. Ixiran, 1-apham,
l.iml. Little. Lockwood. Lodge, lnni. Lynch,
Maimer, Me leer, McDonald, McGann." Me
Kaic. McKcnna, MoKinney. Meyer, Jliiler,
Milhken. Mitchell. MutcUler. ".Newl.Try.
O'lNmnell, t)'Xiill of Massachusetts, O'Neiil.
of l'enusylvauia, Otitnwaiie, Pate, of Khole
Island, Page of Maryland. Pattison of Ohio,
Payne, Perkins, Post Powers, lua ken
bush, Haines, Banilall, Hav. Ktynur, led,
Hayham. ltife, Kobiuson of Pennsylvania,
Russell, Scull, Perloy. S louk. Smith. S perry,
Stephenson. Stevens, Stone, St-r t. Stout,
Ftump, T.tylor of Illinois. Taylor, of Ohio,
Trace y. Walker. Warner. Wauah. Weaver.
Wheeler of Michigan. Wilco. Wil iami of
Massachusetts. Wilsoa of Kentucky, Wiis n of
Washington, Wilson of West Virginia, Wolv
erton, Wright Its.
Nays Abbott. Anderson, Alexander, Allen.
Arnold, Babbitt, Itailcy, Baker, Bankucad,
Bartine, Bectuan. Blanehard, Bland, Blount,
Bowers, Branch, Breckinridge of Arkansas,
Breckinridge of Kentucky, Bret. Brodcrick,
Bronkshire. Bryan, Buchanan of Virginia, Bul
lock. Bunn. Busey, Butler, Bynum, Byrnes.
Caniinetti, Capehart, Caruth, Cale, Clark of
Wyoming, Clark of Alabama, Cobb of Ala
bama, Cowles, fox of Tennessee, Crain of
Texas, Crawford, Culberson, Davis, Dear
mond. Diekersoiu Dixon, Dockcry, Duncan,
Edmunds, Ellis. Epea, Everett, Fithian, For
ney, Fowler. Funs. an. Fyan, Gantz.Goodnight,
Gorman. Grady. Halvorson, Hare, Harries,
Hatch. Heard. Hemphill, Henderson of North
Carolina, Herman. Uolman. Houk of Ohio,
Johnson of Ohio, Jolly, Kem, Kil
gor. Hvle, Ijine, Larnham, Lawson
of Virginia, lj-.wson of Georgia, Layton, Les
ter of Georgia, I,ewis, Livingstone, Long, Hal
lory, Mar.sur. Martin. McClellan, Mc
Crcary. McKcishan, McMillin, McRae,
Meredith, Mills, Montgomery. Moore.
Moses Norton, O'Ferrall O'Neill of
Missouri. Owens, Parrett, Patterson of Ten
nessee, Patton. Paynter, Pearson, Pendleton,
Pirkler, Pierce, Price. Rellly, Richardson.
Koberson of Iouisiana.Itock well. Payers, Scott,
bbively, Simpson, snow, Stackhouse of Illi
nois, Stewart of Texas,Stockdaleof Kentucky,
Fweet, Taylor (Vincent A ), Terry, Tillman,
Townsend. Tncker, Turner, Turpin. Warwick,
Washington, Watson, Weadock, Wheeler of
Alabama, White. Whiting, Williams of North
Carolina, Williams of Illinois, Wilson of Mis
souri, Winn, Wise, Youmans and Mr. Speaker
BEGIN THEIR FILIBUSTERING.
The Antis Manage to Force an Adjourn
tnent Without Action on the Bill.
Outhwaite then moved to adjourn, and
iu reply to Bland the speaker said that the
success of this motion would result in the
loss of the bill's place on the calendar
until the rules committee brought in
another order. The motion was defeated
ayes, 90; nays, 193. Johnson of Ohio
moved to reconsider the vote on motion to
lay the bill on the table.and Bland promptly
moved to table this motion. Bland's mo
tion was defeated 149 to 143 but the
house refused to reconsider the -vote on
Burrows' motion to table the bill 148 to
148 as announced by the speaker.
The Hoase Gets Into m Tangle.
Trjk that was a demsod 'or & Ter.olC-
lauon, whicn tne speaKer aeniea, saying
that it came too late. Much excitement
ensued; there was a crowd down in front
of the speaker protesting against his rul
ing. Reed made a statement as to the
practice of the house that soothed the
troubled breasts of the statesmen a little,
but it was not until there had been much
confusion that general consent was given
to recapitulation, and its result was to re
cord two more names on the affirmative
side Meyers of Ixmisiana and Huff of '
Pennsylvania. This made the vote in fa
vor pf reconsidering 150 to 148, and it was
declared carried, titill the house would
not lay the bill on the table, the vote on
that motion taken again being 148 to
The1 Filibusters go to Work. .
Thu speaker then announced that
Bland's demand for the previous question
was in order. Then the filibustering be
gan. The anvi-silver men had found that
they could put up a man to move to ad
journ aud another to to move an amend
ment and on that motion to ask the yeas
and nays, and keep this up indefinitely.
In fact they cuntroled the parliamentary
situation completely, consequently mo
tions to adjourn, etc., followed each other,
interspersed with motions to take recess
made by silver men who did not, of course,
want the bill to lose its place. "
The Autis Finally Win.
There was good deal of confusion of a
good humored character. The Republi
cans and anti-silver Democrats fratern
ized with great freedom. Cigars were
lighted and merry badinage passed back
and forth between the contending parties.
Jtiorums were broken several times and
finally Bland voncluded to give up the
fight for the time, and moved that the
house adjourn. This was carried and the
silver bill was defeated on the first round.
LIVE STOCK AND PRODUCE MARKETS.
Cihcaoo, March 24. '
Follows woro the quotations on the board of
trade Imlay: Wheat No. 2 March, opened
W'Mc, clo"-el 7:c; May, opened Sl.He, closed
fSnj-bc; July, opened 8 c closed Slse. Corn No.
2 March, ojicned closod 3s;; May, opened
3Ssc closed o!1.1-'--; June, opened clf'gV, closed
Ssjjc. Oats -May, oiiened iT?4c closed 28JJe;
Juno, opeoed c, closed ttjc Pork March,
opened and closet S9WT; May, opened
and closed fl'l. ID: July, opened flaTJf, close!
J10.30. Lard -Man h, opened and closed
Live stock Prices at the Vni n Sto-.k yards
today lauged as follows: Hogs Makrt
opened st.-ady, but soon became weak and 6o
loner: shippers principal buyer: sales ranged
at $t.W(o,t.si pigs, $4.ti.V4.Ki light, $4 2."3i.4
roucta packing, S4."f 1.10 mixed, $4Cj4Ki
heavy packing and shipping lots.
Cattle Market fairly a tive and prices firm
er: quotations range i at Sl.TOjf 5. 15 choice to
extra shipping steers, SK.SiSfl 4.6". good to choice
do, JJ.3c(il.tfi tair to goo i. $3.WilJ.5i common
to medium do. J!.Htf :(.() butchers' steers.
ft VM stoekers, 8iT.Vn.:S.W Texas steers, inoO
a.) feeders, f i.Kkfr:! y cows, $1.:5;16J bulla
and HJrK.t H. ) veal calves.
Sheep Market uioderattly active and prices
firm; quotations ranged at 8.i.O"8.SO west
erns, $1 T'xifi Vt native, ai d $5.4Jil4i.S5 lambs.
Produce Butter, fancy separator, So per
lb; fine creameries, SJ327c; daries, fancy,
fresh, 21ff3c; packing stock, fresh, l44ilJk-.
Eirgs Fresh candled, loss off, 13c per dox.
Dressed poultry-Spriug chickens, HljlUo
per lb; roters, Ce; ducks, t.l'iMe: geese, 7 (A
11c; tu keys, young totns, l-ai3c; fancy
hens, 14aii :ohl gobblers, ailoc Potato.
Hubrons, iSfV' pt-r bit: Burbanks, V3lc;
Ros atrtOV: for teed; Peeiims, SSSHo for
seed: common to poor mixed lots, aj32ic;
Early Ohios 4VVk Stveet potatoes Blinoia,
SL.aOyji.-S per bbl. Apples Common, $1.75
2.00 per bbl; good, Jitlu 2.2.1; fancy,
New Yokk. March 24.
Wheat No. 2 red wintor cash, BCe;
April, WV.V-'; May, V.V: Corn No. S mixed
cash, ,; March, 4Te; April. 47?o: May,
4ii'4C. Oats Dull; No. 2 mixed cash, 33V$c;
May, 3t'5c. Rye-Dull: too' for ungraded.
Barley Mow; two-rowed state, 3c- Pork
Bteady: new mess, $11.003,11.60. Lard Quiet;
May, fi.Vi; July, S-J.6S.
Live fitoek: Cattle Market weak; no trad
ing in beeves; dressed beef steady; native
sides ti''iSc per lb. Sheep and Lambs Sheep
dull and mc per lb lower; lambs steadv; sheep,
SiaeGLSTig per KM lbs; lambs. 8.50i&7.SO
Hogs Nominally steady; live hogs, S4.90i50;
yer KIO lbs.
The local Slarketg.
Otlice Eock Island Imi.t Weekly Arocs 1
Hock Island, Ilk, March. 25, 1683 J
Bran -roc per ewt,
Shipe'iiff $1.00 per ewt.
Hay Timothv.SlO SO 11 50 jprairie, 8aiS '.clover
Ss&lO; baled. $10 50,
Bntter Talrto choice, S5c; creamery, S30
g?s Fresh, 12c; packed 10c.
Poultry Chickens, 101-H ; turkeys, 12Vc
duiks, r.'Jic: geese, 10c.
rKcrr axd vrciTABi es.
Apples-$i.2552 per bbl.
Onions 80085c. "
Cattle Butchers pay lor corn fed steer.
SH4!4c; cows end tieifc:, 3&3Hc; calv es
Keep -cc" Money
WHICH COSTS ;
leu than Half the prjc
of other kinds.
A fUL&X WILL PROTE THIS. j
Qaartera, 8c '
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