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Rook Island Daily Argu
, XL, NO. 142.
KOCK ISLAND, FRIDAY, APJBIL ' 8, 18i2.
I Stogie Copies S Cent
1 Per Week IS Cent
Is the stock of
At THE LONDON.
We have, without exaggerating, the finest and
best line in
THE THREE CITIES.
To advertise our Children's Department we
put on sale for one week, ending Saturday, April 9,
100 B0Z8N 100
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
us a chance and trade where your money will go
the fartherest. We sell clothing, etc., 15 ' per cent to
2 per cent lower than any other clothier. Money
refunded if our prices are not the lowest.
Look in our large show window at elegant
display of children's suits, etc.
SAX & RICE.
Underselling everybodv Agents for the world
on everything. renowned Knox Hats.
; LIBELED tUNSTON.
The Kansas Member Denounces
a Voice Allegation.
CHARGED WITH TAKITG A "SMILE'
The Statesman from the Cyclone Dintrict
,v" Wroth at the Correspondent
and Call Him Mail Name Some Law
maker. Who Owned Vp Passage of the
Free Wool Hill Raum Gives the Knloe
Committee the lUnult of I.inen eaver's
. Labors Lurid Pictures of a Sunday
Washington-, April 8. After the free
wool bill hud been passed by the house
yesterday, Funston of Kansas rose to a
question of personal privilege and sent to
the clerk's di-sk an article from The
Voice of April 1, a Prohibition newspaper
published in New York, containing the
Vames of several senators anil representa
tives w ho had been seen in the senate and
house restaurants drinking intoxicating
liquors. Tiie rending of the article and
the names of the K"ilty parties created
considerable amusement on the floor.
Funston said that the publication, so far
as he was concerned, was utterly without
foundation. He denounced the article as
a malicious lie, as to himself personally.
He also produced and had read a note
from the proprietor of the house restau
rant, Mr. T. J. Murrey, stating that Funs
ton had not, to his knowledge, ever taken
an intoxicating drink in the house.
Cumnili.Kn Took "Tea" With Kdmunds.
5 Cumniings said that he had no memory
of the circumstances mentioned in the
article. Laughter. 1 He had been intro
duced to the decoction called "cold tea" by
Senator Edmunds, of Vermont. Renew
ed laughter. Dungan of Ohio suggested
that 1,000 copies of the article be printed
for circulation in Funston's district. Scott
of Illinois said that, as to himself, the
article wa a malicious, unmitigated he.
Fellows of New York pleaded guilty as
did Fitch of New York. McMillin denied
the impeachment. The article created
much excitement, and the house made
more importance of it than it v as entitled
to, but Funston was determined to be
T indicated. .
The Kansas Man Vses Epithets.
Burrows moved to exclude the article
from the Record. This motion Funston
opposed, and after several attempts to fili
buster the motion was agreed to 153 to 15.
Funston then, a second time, rose to a
question of privilege, and said that he
would not have opposed the motion had he
been allowed a few moments for an ex
planation. The motion of Burrows now
left him suspended in the air. He desired
to know whether members had no rights
which correspondents were bound to re
spect. The party who wrote this article
was a low-down, dirty skunk. McMillin
objected to such language, ana said that
ins Hecora could not be made a sowar
through which the member from Kansas
could carry his vituperation of others.
The Gallery Hisses Its Disapproval. ,.
Funston said that he had been "chucked
into the aewer," and it was in his own de
fense tbas he spoke. He would make his
own speech without aid from the gentle
man from Tennessee. He had always
been treated with respect by newspaper
men, and, as a class, they were honorable
men. It was due to the corps of corre
spondents that this particular correspond
ent be exposed. Lewis of Mississippi asked
Funston if be did not know that the au
thor of the article was a lady. Funston
replied that it made no difference to him
whether the person was a lady or a street
walker. Hisses in the galleries. The
correspondent, however, was not a lady.
He knew his name and he ought to be
kieked out of the press gallery. Contin
ued hissing. The matter was then
THE PENSION INVESTIGATION.
Raum Provides a Little Sensation for
Washington, April 8. General Raum
yesterday again appeared as a witness be
fore the special pension office investiga
ting committee of the house. Enjoe
asked Raum several questions relating to
George Lemon endorsing a note for him,
but the witness refused to answer them.
Against the refusal of the commissioner
to answer the questions evidence of last
year'bearing on this subject was offered for
record by Enloe, Raum read from a re
port of last year which showed that At
torney Lemon had 81,110 cases on the com
pleted files. Enloe asked if he did not
know that the completed files order put
about 1860.000 in Mr. Lemon's pocket. He
also asked the whereabouts of Lemon and
Raum said that Lemon had gone abroad.
More Questions About Lemon.
Continuing, Enloe asked if Lemon did
not leave soon after this investigation was
ordered, and if witness did not know that
Lemon left in a hasty manner, simply in
forming his employes by note that he was
going away. Raum did not know any
thing about it. Kauin was asked by En
loe if he had paid the f 12,000 check which
Lemon indorsed for him. Raum said that
be did not know that the question bad
anything to do with the investigation, and
refused to answer it. Enloe offered testi
mony of last year in this relation as evi
dence. Enloe Strikes Fay Dirt.
In the course of the examination Gen
eral Raum, in replying to questions, said
that members of congress or their private
secretaries could visit the pension office
and look into cases. Knloe asked if such
indulgence would not enable the private
secretaries who represented members of
congress to dispose of their information to
outsiders, and if he knew of any such
cases. The commissioner said that he
knew of a case, and at the instance of
Judge Payson presented for admission in
evidence testimony taken by a special ex
amlner named Green wait, who showed
that S. II. Hersey, a lawyer of this city.
and - private secretary to Representative
Cooper, of Indiana, had received money
from attorneys in the west and northwest
for information given as to the status of
Shows Where Line weaver Has Been.
Cooper prosecuted the Raum investiga
tion last congress. This, said Judge Pay-
aon. was the work that Mr. Lineweaver
bad been enp-ewd in. Llneweaver as-
aftresj fejajMiwiow tteiML Iau be Unytflst
best not to reveal mini me present time.
The facts in the case bad been obtained in
the last few days. In answer to EuioM
Commissioner Raum said that Hersey rep
resented Congressman Hrookfchire, and
Congressman Gantz. The attention of the
office, sid General Raum, was called to
these facts by information of J. It. Whit
tiughill, an ex-soldier, and by ex-Congressman
Williams, of Ohio. The dates
and names are ail given iu several cases
Whltfli were worked up.
How Hersev Made It Fay.
General Raum's affidavit states that
Hersey, through a man named H. Clay
Peek, of Columbia, lnd., and the firm of
Reagan & Co., formerly of Canton, O., op
erated a scheme by which claimants for a
consideration received the status of their
claims. Hersey, through his privilege of
examining claims at the pension office by
reason of being a private secretary to con
gressmen, secured the status of claims,
sent the information to Peek, at Colum
bia, and he in turn forwarded it to Reagan
Hi Co., who lurnished it to claimants.
Cooper Not Personally Involved.
It should le stated that Cooper is not
personally involved in the crookedness. A
fee of $25 was sent to Cooper for Hersey,
Cooper returned the money with a letter
in which he told the sender that Hersey
could not receive money for such services
for calling u, cases, as it was only as secre
tary to Cooper that Hersey could do that
kind of work at alL Cooper says he has
called up thousands of cases, but never ac
cepted even a postage stamp, as it was his
duty to call them up.
CLOSING SPEECH BY WILSON.
The West Virginian' Concluding lie
mark, on the Wool liilL
Washixutox, April b. The free wocl
bill passed the house yesterday by a vote
of 192 to 60. The vote was a party one,
but there were eighty-four members who
W ere either paired or did not care to record
themselves on this question. Wilson of
West Virginia was selected by the Demo
crats to close the debate, and be said on
the conclusion: "But sir, why do gentle
men compare countries like those Europe
with this country of oursf England has
27,iXK,0tlO people. England is one-third
the size of California, one-fifth the size ot
the state of Texas. It is an old country
where for hundreds and thousands of
years millions of people have been tread
ing upon each other's heels in the struggle
for the necessaries of life. It is a country
where every acre of land has long since
been appropriated; a country where every
natural resource has long since become
private property, where the forests have
been felled, and the mines have been dug
into and the fields have been harrowed for
hundreds of years to supply the wants of
millions oi popuiauon.
Disapproves of a Comparison.
'And yet gentlemen compare the con
dition of the people of that country with
the condition of the people of this country;
a country that until a . few years ago,
almost in the days of our fathers, was hid
den from the knowledge of the people of
t h imsjolder worlds, Hera,, while they werer
exhausung their fields, the mold in our
agricultural Valleys was deepening; here.
while they were exhausting their mines.
ours were lying undisturbed in the moun
tains. Here, while they were exhausting
their forests not the souud of an axe broke
the silence of the woods.
A Crack at the Republicans.
"And now, when there is let into the
country but a handful of people, so to
speak, the most intelligent, the most en
terprising people of the world, a people
that have brought with them to this coun
try all the knowledge, all the science, all
the inventions, all the tools, all the capac
ity for self government, and all the blessed
influences of the Christian religion: when
they are let loose in this country extend
ing from sea, rich, untouched, unexhaust
ed, unexplored, you come here and else
where and say that we owe our greater
prosperity, our better opportunities for
usefulness, our higher wawes, our better
conditions in every respect to a
poor little two-by-eix law of congress,
made by yourselves in the way I have in
dicated. " Prolonged applause.
DRAWS A HORRIBLE PICTURE.
One of the CIose-the-Falr-oa-Sunday Men
Col. Sbepard's Promise.
WASH1XGTOX, April 8. The World's fair
committee of the house yesterday again
heard the advocates of closing the fair on
Sunday. Colonel Shepard, of New York,
finished a speech he began Wednesday.
He said that each commissioner who voted
for Sunday closing would cover himself
with glory in the eyes of the nation. A
member of the committee asked if he
would print the names of all those voting
for the measure in his paper. Shepard
replied that he would, and further stated
that their names would go broadcast all
over the country and be flashed abroad by
the cable. He said that the geographical
and population arguments showed the
folly of allowing the fair gates to be bunt
open on Sunday. He here submitted a
statement prepared by Rev. D. L. Helwig,
of Dayton, O., giving the population of a
number of states in the vicinity of Illinois
and their railroad facilities.
Truly a Gruesome Tlew.
The statement after giving these says:
"And then all these roads from these states
with that population and from that cir
cumference terminating in a city that has
already over a million people; and then
all these roads running Saturday night
and Sunday excursion trains, and gather
ing up as they go in large part at least
a rough, vulgar and intemperate crowd of
people; and then, when reaching that city
find gambling dens, the low theatres, the
places of nameless vice and shame and
vile resort, and the 4,000 yes, the 5,000
saloons yes, the 6,000 saloons there and
the fair, and all, all oen to receive that
kind of mob and crowd and horde drawu
from a population of Iti.ouu.uOU iu a radius
of 400 miles.
"Imagine now, if you can, what would
be the magnitude, the enormity of the vi
olation of the Sabbath in those states
named, and especially in the city of Chi
cago on the Lord's day. Aud during all
that time all that the mind would shrink
from of excesses; all that humanity per
petrates of bad; all that we read or hear
or dream ox man s distresses, or of vice and
crime and shame, and wholesale moral
ruin all that would there be let loose."
Shepard, after referring to this statement
aaid that dynamite, communism aud an
archy will be rampauv in C bicago unless
Aept away and restrained Dy bunuay.
T . t IT
. "lraeoo, a well-known
Foot and Mouth Disease in England.
WASHINGTON', April 8. Secretary Rusk
has just received through the secretary ot
the treasury a report from Thomas H.
Sherman, consul at Liverpool, stating that
foot and mouth disease is spreading very
ranidly among cattle in that nai-t nt Rn..
ladd. In addition to the danurer of ita in
troduction intrt thi ITtiiKAl Ci.. 1.
. . . wuiwu kiiawa n j
means of animals imported for breeding
purposes, he states that the hay and straw
in which vast quantities ot glass aud crock
ery ware are exported to the United States
mav be a vphiclM fur iht rr.i,ni;.ln A
Will Demolish Diuhain Villa.
LOXDOX. April 8. Dinham villa, the,
building in which Deeming, alias Will-
lams, perpetrated the murder of his wifa
and four children, is to be 'demolished.
Mrs. Haves, the owner, savs: UI muiM nnt
expect people to again occupy the build
ing, i win, nowever, omul another bouse
near or on the site."
More Itonib Work in France.
Paris, April 8. A n infernal machine
has been found in the house of a manu
facturer at Fourmies. It was fortunately
discovered before any damage was done.
At Koubaix, a workman foutid a tin box
lear a distillery, aud opened it, when it
Ixploded, wounding him seriously.
(round 11 iui to Pieces.
Ashland, Pa., April 8. A descending
train of cars ou the Garden Plane yester
day struck and ground to pieces beneath
the wheels Louis Kuitz, a pulley repair
ma:!. This is the eighth man that has
lost bis life on this plane.
LIVESTOCK AND PRODUCE MARKETS.
CHICAGO. April 7.
Following were the quotations oa the
board of trait- t Jay: Wheal Anri.'. ouena l
T'.'c, closed 'J-ic; Jlay, oined Tti ", closed
etijsc: July, o,.eued Su'-bj, closed a4. Uuru
April. opened 40c, closed May,
opened H'lc, closed 4tft$c; June, oined as:;
closed 3ftgc Oats May, opened isw, closed
2sc; June, opened and closed 2P)jo; July,
opened and closed -T5sc Pora April,
opened iu.O J, closed fl".l-hi; May. opened
iui- riosta jiu.lj,; ju.y, opened altUs
closed J10.3-:v. Lard-April, opened $iu&,
Live &lck- Frees at the Union Stockyards
today ranged as follows: Hon Market
moderately active and prices 10c lower;
ales range i at pigs, St.8ud4.SS
light, Ji.0Ua4.j rough packing. .34.i
mixed, f 4.3j.i.;o heavy packiug and shipping
Cattle Market fairly active; prices lowen
Quotations ranged at 4.35&4.ft choice to ex
tra shipping steers, $J.60t3U rood to choice
do, JA.iS.i3. 7 j lair to good. SJ.004&3JO com moo
to medium do. S&uoaV- butchers' it sis.
I:.Ui4.3u etuckera. eS.7S03.76 Texas steers.
tlKXaloU feeders, Sl-SWdd.4.) cows, Sl.7frOI.au
nuns ana uuiftO-a veal sal vas.
Sheep Market moderately active and ericea
steady; quotations ranged at la&t.30 vest
eras. Jt.Q.B.4U natives, and SiiCaJ.OO hab
shorn iota auuAos per iuu lb below quotations
Produce: Butter Fasay separator, fffflai
is isnir,yjt.JLa-o; dairies, tancv
zit3c; nack)a stock, free. lUe; air
struck. UItc Ecss Fresh, lie perdoaea
Live fouury -Chickens, 11V per lb: roosters
ttQAo, ducks. KH313c; turkeys, mixed lots.
iHuc: geese, ivws.uu per dozen, rota
toes Bebrons. SOuLXtc per bn. : Buroanka, USa
83c ; Rose, :ij&ic tor seed; Peerless, 8&4
common to poor mixed lota, ZUQSe; early
Onioa, 42a-'c ! bu.; sweet potatoes. Illinois.
S'-25a2.50 perbrL; Bermuda potatoes. M.00A
( 50perbrL Apples Common, IL.'iiitf.UO par
trL; food, -l.-au:.iO; fan.y. t&'UibS.Ji.
New York. April 7.
Wheat No. t red winter cash. KMk
April, ': May 81ic; Jane. uo. Corn No.
mixed cssu. olHio; April, sV-; May, t&M.
tiais Dull and steady; No. t mixed eaaa.
iftfcic: May. Kys -Steady, with demand
moderate at N-ili'lo. Barley Dull and un
changed: two-rowed state, 63c 1'ork Quiet;
mesa. tu.ovi4ii.;iu lor new. l-ard yuiet; May.
16 52; July. j.4i
Live Stock: Cattle Market steady, hot no
trading- in teeves: dressed beef, slow: native
id s, b&Sc per lb. bheep and Lambs-Sheep.
nrm: lamaa. Slow and Ho per lb lowen nn-
anorn tueep, ab.utiAs.75 par iOO lbs: unshorn
lambs, S7-OU&7.70; clipped do, S 73. Hogs
-ominauy steady; uve hogs, Sa.tMas.S0 per
The Ioeal Harheta.
Office Rock Island Duilt akdWeiklt Arotts I
Koca Island, 111., AprU S, IBM f
Rye 79&81r;. '
Bran s5c per cwt,
Shipsrufl f 1.08 per cwt
Hay Timothy .S10 50&11 aOmrslrie. 8AI1 solavar
S8&10; baled. Ill 00.
Butter Tslrto choice, tic; creamery, sajS
Eg? Freh.lHc; parked, 10c.
Poultry Chickens. lOaii: turkeys. 12Ua
docks, Una rese, 10c.
rariT axo v as stables.
App1es-tl.aeti.7S per bbl.
Turnip 46 60c.
Cattle Batchers nay for ecrn fed steers.
4&4e; cows sod heifer. &3c; calves
IwienYOU CAN Du I '
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