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Rock Island Daily Argus.
VOL XL. NO. 141.
ROCK ISLAND, THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 1892.
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WOLCOTT 18 WEARY
He Tires of the Fight for Free
Is the stock of
At THE LONDON.
We have, without exaggerating, the finest and
best line in
THE THREE CITIES,
A PHILLIPIO AT BOTH OLD PAETEES.
To advertise our Children's Department we
put on sale for one week, ending Saturday, April 9,
MOTHER'S FRIEND SHIRT WAISTS,
Actually worth and selling for 50 cents,
FOR ONLY 25 CENTS
We want your trade, and if nice new goods and
low prices will get it, we are entitled to have it. Give
u$ a chance and trade where your money will go
'he fartherest. We sell clothing, etc., 15 per cent to
25 per cent lower than any other clothier. Money
funded if our prices are not the lowest.
Look in our lame show window at elegant
display of children's suits, etc.
SAX & RICE.
Underselling everybodv Agents for the world
renowned Knox Hats.
Sneers at the President and CleTelmnd
ml a General Scoring or All Anti-Silver
Men Colorado a I'nlt for the Bland
Bill and Not Interested In Much Elite
A Caustic Speech by the Junior Sen
tor from That State Capital City
Washington. April 7. The feature of
the senate's session yesterday was the
speech of Wolcott, and the feature of the
speech was the acrimony exhibited by a
senator, and especially a Republican
senator, in open senate toward the execu
tive of his own party's choice. But the
most noticeable thing in the senator's ex
pression of dislike for the president was
contained in the first paragraph of the
speech, which speaks for itself as follows:
Mr. PRvsiKKNTi-WemRy as well face the
truth on the hi. vex question. The bill for free
loinage has been put to sleep in another body
and will not be again resuscitated, i.obody
hd expected the measure to become a law
under this administration, for the present
chief executive in Lis public utterances last
summer foreshadowed his veto in unmistaka
ble terms, and those in his councils have open
ly proclaimed it since. His assurances were
made while the s-ock market was depressed.
The bull ojierators were able to use them
for a slight advance, and therefore some
temporary result was attained, but another
English banking house was reported in trou.
ble about Argentine securities, and the market.
In the classic language of the street, "slumped"
again. This was the only net result of the in
timation made by the president of the United
States while congress was not in session of
what he would do if a measure, which could
not then by pending, should be passed by both
houses of conpress. The game was hardly
worth the candle, as the market on Wall
The Administration "Agin" Rim.
After remarking that if a vote were had In
the senate on taking the silver bill from the
calendar it would fail the senator proceeded:
This, therefore, is a proj.er time, havi g suf
fered defeat, to gather np our wounded and
dead, determine where the deserters are hid
ing, fortify our entrenchments for the t ext en
counter, and stop, if possible, the destructive
rear firing which not only damaged but sur
pri.ed us. The first great force 01 iosed to the
bill was. In this congress as it has been for
three years, the present administration. No
stone has been left unturned, no effort unem.
ployed to compass the defeat of the measure
Had it been an open contest it would have been
easier to meet: the offices and patronage are
much, but they are not all. People have been
befooled by the claims set forth in the annual
messages and eL-ewhere that the administra
tion wat really at heart bi-metailist.
With a Uualiflcationl
It assured us that it looked forward with
ardent and hopeful anticipation to the time
when gold and silver would go hand in hand,
the sure de( rsaeof oat local credit. This w as
for western consumptxm. One little Qualifica
tion was added: That it would first be neces
sary to secure the consent of other nations
England included; a consent we are as apt to
Secure under existing conditions and with the
methods emplo.ved, as we are to catch larks
when the heavens taU. As if Great Britain, which
demonetized silver seventy-five years ao
and has thrived on it at the expense of herown
colonies and other nations ever since, would
be apt to change her policy nutil we tad
demonstrated our determination to adopt the
Some lieneral Assertions.
A national convention is soon coming on,
however, and a direct answer on the silver
Question seems rather embarrassing and better
to be avoided and it was necessary to prevent
the necessity of a veto if possible. And so the
miserable work began. The offices were par
celed out and tlie whip cracked, and the
wavering members were influenced. It has ap
parently been effectively done; but, Mr. Presi
dent, there is always a tomorrow. Nobody is
deceived, but it would have been a graceful act
In an outgoing president to have permitted
congress to vote according to its own inclina
tion pfc one measure of national importance.
TURNS ON THE DEMOCRATS.
Glvlug the President a Iirief Rest An
This spectacle, humiliating as it is has been
no more extraordinary than the amazing
change of front by a large section .ef the Dem
ocratic party. At the last session that party,
with few exceptions, stood nobly and manful
ly for the old party traditions, hard money,
gold and silver, A clear majority of the pres
ent members took the stump before their elec
tion and pie aged their constituents that they
would vote for free and unlimited coinage.
The sndden change would be ludicrous if ita
effects were not tragic One prophet of De
mocracy announces that tariff reform is the
Slogan; another insists that being a Democrat
Is the test and watchword. The south and
West want free coinage, but these leaders think
they must carry New York and a couple of lit
tle states adjoiuiug. These states are lenders
and not borrowers, and want less rather than
more money. The friends of the tariff reform
er have, in the north, at least, the courage of
their convictions and demand the putting
aside of the silver question.
, Lay tow and Say Noffln'."
The adherents of the other Closes who Is to
lead bia people out of bondage want to gratify
the popular demand, but are fearful of their
astern following, and so they let ' I dare not
wait upon "I would," and the silver bill is
shuffled aside. And meanwhile tbe other bell
wethers of that party, who coyly look about
and wait for a voice they hope to hear, kike
Br'er Babbit. "Keep on layin' low and sayin
nufftn'." Among all these shoals and breakers
our bark is driven. To the eastern ear each
aide fives assurance of undying hotility to the
TO-sent dollar," as they designate it, and tell
how the "silver baron.' whoever he may be,
has been beaten and baffled, while the west is
assured that political necessity required the
postponement of tbe measure. In this parcel
ing out of tbe country the south counts for
not king. Bhe is to be Democratic, anyhow.
Made a Modest Admission.
The dominant wing of the Republican party
claim the fruits of this substantia! victory, be
cause their support at a critical moment
brought defeat; while the eastern section of
the Democracy insist that their superlative ef
fort brought about the desired result. One
gifted young man, the efflorescence and bright
particular star of mugwnmpery, a product of
Massachusetts, a gentleman who seems from
his exalted pedestal to only reach down to the
Democratic party that he may throw over it
the halo and sanction of Harvard university,
has admitted in a recent interview in a Boston
Pper that he and the Democratic party did
Constituencies Not Acquiescent.
There is going about the Capitol talk about a
Jhangeof conviction in the minds of great
numbers of people. Mr. President, constituen
cies have not changed their minds; their rep
resentatives mistake alienee for acquiescence.
There is no reaction. The evil is Increasing
very year, and when the next harvests fail
and trouble comes the voice will be louder, the
demand more peremptory. When that day
cornea the voice of the. eastern caoitalist and
tne local miner win cease to cnarm as il m.
does: the snoshireof the administration will
be less blinding than at present.
A Good Word for Wall Street.
I confess I cannot share in the general de
nunciation of Wall street. The operators of
that highway are the brightest men in the
world. They have the best and auicKest infor
mation on commercial subjects. They are
alert, plucky, alive, and dashing. They may
not be very near the kingdom of heaven, but
they earn and enjoy the best this world affords.
Ihey dont want more money, liecause they
ean manipulate markets better with the pres
nt volume of currency. But when free coin
ge comes they will be the first to avail them
selves of its possibilities.
A Sneer at the President.
At the moment it is apparently probable
that the party in power will, with negative
nnanimity, renominate the present ma?netio
executive, not because he is the choice of any
considerable majority of his party, but be
cause, since the letter of retirement of the
great secretary who holds his party bound by
ties of deepest affection and regard, no man of
greater stature than the present incumbent is
willing to stand.
Cleveland Conies Next.
Because of the blow which has struck silver
aside it is becoming likewise probable that the
Democratic jiarty will again present it apostle
of tariff reform, whose vision sees no other
Issue, and who desires again to be consecrated
to public office, Tbe large majority of the peo
ple of Colorado are Republicans. On the ques
tion of the free coinage of silver, however, the
people, irrespective of party affiliations are
practically a unit, and the passage of a silver
bill seems to them of far more importance
than any other legislation or the success or
aownfall of any political party, -
Wolcott spoke with marked energy and
histrionic force, very seldom referring to
his notes, and giving the senate the full
benelit of his excellent presence and sonor
ous voice without obtruding any manu
script upon their attention. Frequent rip
ples of laughter were raised in the galleries
by some of his humorous forms of expres-
TWEEDLEDUM AND TWEEDLEDEE.
ke Way Two Senators View the Same
Washington, April 7. As soon as sll
"er was dona with in the senate yes
terday that body "returned to its mutton,"
the long-delayed Indian appropriation. Voor
bees made a speech in which he charged the
Indian management with the violation of
about every paragraph in the de. alogue, and
said he would undertake to prove all he
charged. The pending question was the mo
tion to strike out the house provision pcrniit
tinc the president to appoint army officers as
Strange How Senators Differ.
' Higgins of Delaware announced his inten
tion to change his vote and support the change
to army officers being induced thereto by tne
facts as to Indian management stated by the
senator from Nebraska (Mundersou). Allison
remarked that these same tacts confirmed
him in an ojposite opi. ion. Then Gorman
vigorously denounc ed the proposal and be
wailed the frequent detailineal of army of
ficers to do civilian work, "because civilians
sre corrupt and cannot be trusted," ironically
cried the senator. But Cockrell, a brother
Democrat, followed Gorman with a vigorous
l"eech in favor of the change.
And They Voted at Last.
And so the ponderous body that moves so
lowly got down to the vote at last, and the
motion to strike out was lost 25 to Jh, the vote
being entirely non-partisan. The yeas were:
A len, t all, Can y, Cullom, Dawes, Dubois
Frye, Uallinger, Gorman. Hale, Hoar. Mitch
ell, Morgan. Palmer, Perkins, Pettigrew, Piatt,
Power, Sanders, Sawyer, Shotip. Squire. Stock
bridge, Teller, and Warren-5 The bill then
In Senate and House.
Washington, April 7. Wolcott's antl
admiiiistration speech on the silver ques
tion and the furtherdiscussion of the army
clause in the Indian bill, occupied the sen
ate all the day. The vote on retaining the
house provision in the bill to authorize the
president to detail army officers as Indian
agen t was in the affirmative and not on
party lines The bill was finally passed,
and an executive session was held.
An agreement was reached in the have
limiting debate on the first section of
the wool bill, and the entire session was
devoted to the discussion of tbe measure
under the five minute rule. The debate
was without interest. The amendment to
strike out "wool" was defeated. The bill
was reported to the house by the Commit
tee, but no action was taken.
The Baum Inquisition..
Washington, April 7. In the special
pension investigation committee's hearing
yesterday Commissioner Kaum was asked
by Enloe whether the completed files
order was not made at the instance of Pen
sion Attorney Lemon. The commissioner
aid it was made as a result of hi own
study of the needs of the bureau. And
denied that it was made in favor of Lemon.
He refused to state whether Lemon bad
Indorsed his note after the order was is
sued. Judge Payson. Ratlin's counsel, told
the committee that the movements of
Lineweaver would be given them when
ever they wanted them, but adjournment
was ias.en wuuout Hearing this matter.
Arguing for a Closed Fair Sunday.
Wa6Mnotux. April 7. The house com
mittee on the World's fair yesterday beard
arguments relative to closing the exposi
tion on Sunday. Colonel Elliott Shepard,
of New York, spoke in support of the vari
ous petitions for closing on Sunday and re
quested the committee to shape Its legisla
tion relative to the exposition so that the
doors of the fair should be closed on the
Babbath. Others who supported the close
of the fair on Sunday were Dr. Knowlee,
of New York, aud Dr. H. H. George, of
the American Sabbath anion.
Morton Willing to. Ran Again.
Washington, April 7. The 6tar ay:
For some time past rumors have been in
active circulation which insisted that Mr.
Morton would not under any circum
stances allow bis name to be used in con
nection with a renomination. Within the
past twenty-four hours Mr. Morton as
sured an intimate friend, apolitical leader,
that he would accept the honor if it is ten
dered him. He said the matter was beyond
bis control. He would not lie a partici
pant in any scramble for the nomination.
The K-hriiig Sea Negotiations.
Washington, April 7. Secretary Blaine
and Sir Julian Paunccfote, British min
ister, called at the White House ; ester
day and had an interview of half an hour
with President Harrison, upon the 11. br
ing sea matter. It is understood t hat the
interview was perfectly satUlaciorv, ami
resulted in an agreement for a renewal of
the modus Vivendi over Be.hring sen which'
with the exception of a lew preiiuuiuiru-.
COWAN WAS ALSO LOADED.
A Real Pleasant Time In a Town la
Nashville, April 7. At Helenwood,
clot to the Kentucky line, a gang of
drunken t!bughs have long terrorised the
town authorities with threats to kill Sam
Cowan, for town marshal, If he were elect
ed. Las Saturday Cowan was elected, ami
yesterday morning early the gang of some
fifteen loaded np with whisky and rode
into town. Cowan learned their intention,
and was on his guard.
Meant Well But Was Rash.
Just before 10 o'clock the men began
shooting on Main street, when Cowan
rushed oat to stop theuu He received a
bullet through the shoulder and another
through the ear. In return he shot the
leader, Bill. Sykes, through the brain, and
fatally wounded two others, and seri
ously injured a boy. Cowan haa not been
Strong Drink Downed Him.
New Your, April 7. John W. Baker
Was sentenced in the court of general sea
lions in Jersey City Monday to two years
and a half in state's prison for forgery. A
few years ago he was a prosperous con
tractor worth JT5.0U0 to 1100,0(10. He be
came addicted to drink, squandered all bis
money, and was several times sent to jail
as a drunkard.
Robbed a Clergyman.
LlTTLK Kock, April 7. Two masked
men entered the house of Rev. R. A. Mar
tin, at Denver, Ark., Monday night and
with drawn revolvers compelled the min
ister to disclosed the hiding place of his
money. They secured $200 and left.
LIVESTOCK AND PRODUCE MARKETS.
Following were the quotations on ths
board of trade tiday: Wheal April, opeaed
TiHfo, closed Ttgo; May, opened Tsc, closed
7c; July, otened Wc, closed TvJ4 Corn
April, ojiened 3sV, closed oHc; May,
opened 8s,c. closed 4030; June, oiened K4";
closed iJ7;c Oats May, opened J8"-c closed
2≻ June, ojened and closed 28c; July,
oiiened i7c closed ZlMc Pork April,
opened $lo.0r closed HU-!; May, opened
Jlu.13, closed S10.1-H; July, oiiened -J10J,
closed $Hl.v:T.ii. Lard April, opened Jo.1;.,,
Live Su ck: Pr.ces at the I'nion Sto k yards
today ranged as follows: Hogs Market
moderately active and prices 10o lower;
sales . raue 1 at fo.s ii.b5 pi,-s, Jt&l.TJ
light, 4.1Dj.4.a routh packing, Ittfifti.TJ
mixed, t4.il4it.75 heavy packing aud shipping
Cattle Market fairly active: prices steady;
quo. ations ranged at $4.Kft4.M choice to ex
tra shipping steers, (.).7U4. good to choice
do, $o.;i5 jxoo fair to good. $,i(&lW common
to medium do, $".ooia.:.60 butchers steer,
t .60ija.au ktockers, $i:53.T4 Texas Steora,
t3.10a--l.80 fee lers, ljaia.i cows, tl.T&&loJ
bulls and $-tDu&. veal calves.
bhe p Market moderately active and priors
sienuy; quotations ranged at J west
erns, f4-(B-u.i natives, and f.i.51 t.nQ lambs;
shorn lot-fttQ&x: per luu lbs below ".notations
Produce: Butter Fancy eenarator. fTai-
fiue creamer es, -otic; d airies. fancy fresh.
Jilti-ic; packing stocn. fresh, Uitto; air
struck, 1 eitic. Kegs-Fresh, Lc pardoaen
Live I'ouitiy-t'Lii heua, 1UU ir ib: ronttar
&!ilV: ducks, 1-Hftl.tc; turkeys, mi xed lota,
U4ii6il3c: geese. j4 0Jfctiou tr flosen. Pota
toes Hebrons. aiiitJc per bu.; Buri anks. 81 a
; K i-a.ic for seed: t eeriest, XMklz
common to poor mixed lota, aijac; early
Ohios, 42iiic r bu.: sweet potat a, Illinois,
:.ZijL') perbrl.; Bermuda potatoes,
llerbrl. Assies Common. 9l.7.(M Bar
brL; good, t-ia.- to: fan y, .&.?,.
New Vork. '
Nkw York. April . ;
Wheat Xo. 2 red winter rash. PJUJTt.Wrr
April, Uotijc; May Vl(c; June, ss; July, &4o.
Corn No. 2 mixed cash. Stftic: AnriL 4W:
May, 4U .... June. 4Ur.Oats Lmll and stalv
fco. S n.ixed cash. .jaie; May, 344 Rye
Wuiet and steady iKr.'l-j. Barley Steady;
two-rowed state, 53c 1'urk Quiet; mess, f 11.00
fell..) for uew.Lard Qu.ei; May, t&jU; July,
Live Stock: Cattle Market alow at a A.
c ine of loaloc per 1UU lbs: poorest to best na
tive steers, i.eavos. per 1 0 lbs; bulla and
dry cows. $2.(33.50, -hecp an i Lambs Mar
ket blw; unshorn sheen, Uiit rj Mr inn iha.
clipp.d do, i.;.V;V.75; unshorn lambs, J7.0n
id, tiii'iKuao, aiojiow, ilo-s -Nominally
steady ua hogs, S4.6J per 100 lbs, i
The Loral Msrket. '
Office Bock Island Dilt hd Wekklt Altars I
Koch leiata. 111., April 7, ISM f
Whest Kettle. i
Corn H435c. I
Kye TiO-lc. i
().it iiS&Snc. i
Bran -(-Sc per rwt, ;
hips'nff 1.00 per cwt
Hav Timoihv.SlOaoan 50:tjririe sail .!
Js&lO; baled. JU 00.
Butter Fsirto choice, tic; creamery,
Eia- Fresh, lic; packed 10c.
Poultry Chickens. UKTtHi tnrkers. 1"Um
ducks, l.'Hc: geese, 10c.
mriT AND VEeiTSBLBS. ,
Apples ft. 2se$iT5 per bbl. f
fmions fO&RSe. II
Turnips &a&0& 4
Cattle Batchers nay for corn fed steers.
8S&4c: cows and nelfer. 2K&3c: calves
Blieep tCtAc. ?
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