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Rock Island Daily Argus.
KOCK ISLAND,! WEDNESDAY, APBIL 13, 1892.
I Stogie Copies Casta
I Per Week ISM OmIi
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 DOZEN 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
prices will get it, we are entitled to have it. Give
Js a. chance and trade where your money will go
e fartherest. We sell clothing, etc., IS per cent to
per cent lower than any other clothier. Money
funded if our prices are not the lowest.
ook in our large show window at elegant
ay of children's suits, etc. . i
The Indiana Statesman Pitches
Into Gen. Raum.
EISHTG TO A PERSONAL STATEMENT
SAX & RICE.
erseiiing everybody Agents for the world
renowned Knox Hats.
Speaker Crisp Call Him to Order for
Getting Off the track Hla Remark
Before the Enlee Committee The Com
missioner Charged With Holding Back
Important Papers Senator Palmer, of
Illinois, Bas a Tussle With Senate Be
publicans Chandler on the BUI for
Pepmlar Flection of Senator.
Washington, April 13. -Representative
Cooper, of Indiana, was on the warpath
yesterday. He was thirsting for the OBI
S' al blood of Commissioner Raum, and
yearning for that gentleman's scalp with
a big yearn. He read a statement to the
Enloe committee in which the commis
sioner was "hauled over the coals" and
rose to a personal explanation in the house
with the purpose of doing some more in
the same line, but Republican members
insisted that he was out of order and the
speaker agreed with them. When he rose
in the house he said he had been "attacked
by the commissioner of pensions" who had
charged his (Cooper's) secretary with tak
ing advantage of his position to make
money out of pensions.
Heln llcinn by the Chair.
Cooper then proceeded to read certain
letters from attorneys, stating that they
could get no satisfaction from the pension
office. IJnd (Kep.) of Minnesota, thought
it was improper for the gentleman from
Indiana to review a case which was now
being invest Uiatetl by the special pension
committee. After some discussion as to
the admissibility of general letters, and
the scope of Cooper's remarks, the chair
requested Conner to confine himself to the
question of ersonal privilege. He then
proceeded to arraign the commissioner of
pensions, ami the practices in the pension
office. The chair called him to order, and
said that he was not confining himself to
Off the Truck Again.
Cooper thought that this was entirely
pertinent, as the commissioner of pensions
had "made the attack" upon him. The
speaker decided that this was not in order.
Cooper then proceeded to discuss the Her-
sey matter, declaring that he (Cooier) had
never at nnv time asked or accepted one
cent for any service growing out of his
public service. He thn took another
crack at General Raum. which broueht
Boutelle to his feet with the remark that
it was not in order for Cooper to make a
charge that the commissioner of pensions
had prostituted his office. The speaker
again cautioned t he gentleman to confine
himself to the question of personal privi
lege, and Cooper then proceeded with
his remarks, which were concluded with
out further delay.
Kefore the Knloe Committee.
When Cooper went to make a state
ment to the committee investigating the
pension bureau he was able to let himself
loose, there being no rules of order to
transgress. His statement in brief was
an emphatic denial that he had known
that his secretary was engaged in doing a
pension busines that there was money in
until i;aum s evidence was produced.
added toa denial, complete and categorical,
that he (Cooper) had anything to do with
Ins clerk s illegal business. Th charge
as he understood it, was that Horsey had,
by the use of his name, examined into the
condition of claims and reported to at-
toneys or claimants the result of such ex
amination and he had received a fee for
How He Kmployed Heiney.
Cooper said that after Hersey was dis
charged from the pension office the latter
went to him and wanted to make arrange
ments with him in connection with other
members of congress to assist them in work
they might have before the pension bu
reau. After inquiry he found Hersey
entirely reliable and competent and em
ployed him at $d0 per mouth to furnish as
sistance and information required in rela
tion to matters connected with pensions
and this was bow Hersey had authority to
use his name on a congressional call slip.
AN ONSLAUGHT ON RAUM.
The Congressman Pitches Into the Com
missioner. After reviewing part of the testimony
regarding the use of his name on call slips
Cooper proceeded: "The commissioner has
shown that he was cognizant of facts as
early as September last which led him to
believe that Hersey was abusing my confi
dence. Indeed, in January of this year
Mr. Raum asked me whether Mr. Hersey
was authorized to sign my name, a thing
which I think he knew, and yet instead of
telling me his suspicion he did everything
in his power to bring aliout his fall, ar
ranged, as he himself testified, to have
him bribed and in the hope that he might
somehow entrap me, has spread a net over
the two or three states and called into
requisition the spies and etiemies who are
his creatures and do his bidding about
Charged with Withholding Letters.
He said that in l.ssw he was new in con
gress and knew nothing about the pension
laws. He learned that Mr. Mariug, a pen
sion attorney, was using his call slips in a
wrong manner and wrote to Commissioner
Tanner about it. "The letter to Commis
sioner Tanner," coutinued Cooper, "I can
not give, as 1 have kept none of the corres
pondence, and Commissioner Raum, for
purposes which will be perfectly plain, has
either destroyed or in some manner sup
pressed the whole of this correspondence.
If that letter and my other correspondence
Hwith Commissioner Tanner were produced
Raum s criticism would be answered in
idvance. I have called upon the commis
toner for these letters and he says he can
Ail find them.
Coines Neur living the "Lie IMrect."
"I asked him for the letter press copy
book used by Commissioner Tanner that
1 might see the copies of his answers to
me. He said, 'Commissioner Tanner took
! a lot of that stuff away with him,' and he
presumed tuat ue naa it. I know Detter.
Then the representative charged the com
missioner with keeping certain letters and
telegrams off the files, and in hiB private
possession, because, as he asserted, the
commissioner said he "might have use for
them" and also with, refusing to produce
such uuiiuiim.- iy i.um uicj' wouiu con
found and condemn bint (Raum). The
representative replied to a number of
other statements of Raum, one being that
Commissioner Black had thrown Cooper's
call slips into the waste basket in 1888
when Cooper was not a member of con
gress. Parson Wanted It Explicit.
Witness had never Misted in circulat
ing stories about Commissioner Raum,
nor had he acted as a spy. If he had he
Would probably now be in the pension of
fice. Judge Payson asked what he meant
by the last remark. Witness replied
"Just what I aald."
"Be more explicit," sa d the Judge.
"Who do you mean would hare kept you
in office had you acted the spy?"
"Well," replied the witness, "If yon
want to know it is this: If I had toadied
to the commissioner of pensions as did
ethers I would have remained in office."
Fonnd the Missing Letters.
After a few w itnesses were heard who
told nothing startling Cooper again took
the stand and said that he had received
from his brother letters which passed be
tween himself and Commissioner Tannei
concerning the congressional call slips of
Maring and Slushers. These letters
showed that Cooper had first called the
attention of Tanner to these slips and
asked the commissioner if it were proper
for him to permit Maring and Slusher to
use his name. To this inquiry Tanner
answered that it was improper and there
upon Cooper directed Maring and Slusher
to cease using the circulars.
POPULAR ELECTION OF SENATORS.
Chandler Opposes the Palmer Idea An
Washington, April 13. Cha ndler paid
his respects yesterday to the scheme for
the election of United States senators by
the people. Chandler does not believe in
it and said he would offer for adoption
amendments to the constitution giving
congress power to prevent men becoming
too rich, and another providing for the
election of every federal official from presi
dent down, every two years by popular
vote. He said the adoption of the Palmer
idea would extend the federal power over
the elections to an extent that while not
alarming to him would be "pizen" to the
senators on the other side. He did not see
what force there was in the claim that
the new law would bring the senators
nearer the people.
Some Distinguished Kxamples.
Said he: Take the state of Illinois, for
example, the state of the senator who in
troduced this amendment. Who could ba
closer to the people than he senators who
had represented that state Stephen A.
Douglas (and if Douglas had not been
elected Lincoln would have been), Yates,
Oglesby, Logan, David D. Davis, Cullom
and Palmer. Of these senators Yates,
Oglesby, Cullom and Palmer had been
chosen governor by t he popular vote and
Logan had twice been elected congress-man-at-large.
He (Chandler) wished that
the senator from Illinois had left out of
his speech the insinuation that he had
come here on a higher plane than any of
the other senators because of a movement
started by the Democratic committee to
secure him a popular vote.
"I'anarea for an Invisible Kvil.
From this point Chandler diverged to
what he termed the abso'.ute destruction
of the fifteenth amendment in three states
of the Union. South Carolina. Mississippi,
and Louisiana, "and here we are," he
added, "confronted with this grand pana
cea for an alleged and invisible evil, by
permitting a popular vote for the election
of senator, w hen the fifteenth amendment
to that constitution which the senator
from Illinois glorified in such eloquent
language, when he had the honor to lie
Republican governor of Illinois, was de
liberately destroyed in three states of the
Union." He said that with hordes of
ignorant foreigners coming to the country
it was a bad time to adopt such measures.
Palmer Kises to Krply.
Palmer said that after the war he was
elected governor of Illinois upon the basis
of standing by the public faith and paying
the debt incurred by the war in gold. In
1H72, after the Republican party had
adopted all the heresies of the old Whig
party he abandoned it. In 1S00, when the
Republican party was organized it was
not a protective tariff party. The pro
tectionists came into it afterwards. He
voted for Greeley, for the ridiculous rea
son (as it now seemed to him) that protec
tion should be referred to the congres
Has a Colloquy with Hoar.
Hoar interrupting tin the ground
that Greeley was uot a protectionist.
Palmer Xo, I did not, I voted for him
because he was an honest man.
Hoar May 1 ask what quality Horace
Greeley possessed which was not possessed
by Ulysses S. Grant?
Palmer replied that General Grant had
surrounded himself by a class of dishonest
men who were disorganizing affairs.
Hoar asked whether Greeley had not
also round him a class of men who had
been engaged in "disorganizing affairs."
Palmer Oh, I exect he had; but I am
simply clearing niy own record.
Reminds Hawley of a Story.
Cullom remarked that the Republican
party was as much a party of protection
w hen Talnier was a Republican as it was
now, and he discussed the political history
of his colleague and himseif. Palmer
thanked Cullom for his cheerful testimony
that he (Palmer) was an original Republi
can. The senator had the liest means of
knowing because he himself was not.
These reminiscences suggested to Hawley
a story of General Logan. Igan, being
once confronted with one of his early
Democratic utterances and asked to
explain it, did so bysayiug "Because 1 was
then as big a fool as you are now."
Paliurr Wan that Man.
Dawes to Palmer What was the mat
ter with Lincoln that he could not le
elected senator wheu Trumbull was
Palmer I I an tell you, lie was not a
Dawes Oh, 1 had a faint recollection
that there was some senator who could
not vote for him.
Palmer 1 was the man, sir. I could
not and would not and did not. L-ingU-ter.
Sound Afliice. .
Mr. Xeer What ouht we to do, doc
tor, as a community in order to er-M
meet the grip?
Dr. Blunt Dou't tneet it. my dear
air; avoid it. Chicago Tribune.
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The Indiana peach crop is reported a
harmed from the cold snap.
Franc B. Wilkle, a well known Chicago
journalist, died in that city 6f brain fever:
aged nearly 70 years.
Fire destroyed five buildings in the
Italian quarter of Chicago and fourteen
families are left without homes.
"Lucky" Baldwin has relented and mad
up with Anita, his danghter who recently
eloped with her cousin George. He will
also forgive the young husband.
Dr. Edward Campbell, while experi
menting In chemistry at Ann Arbor uni
versity, had both eyes blown out by the
explosion of bottles filled with gnav
Howard F. Appletou, a wealthy young
New Yorker who went to Brasil for a
pleasure trip, bas died of yellow foyer
and been buried at sea off tha Brasilia.
Fire in the plant of the Winters Art
Lithograph company, at Springfield, O.,
destroyed valuable - plates from whioa
World's fair lithographs were being
Earthquake shocks were felt at Utlca
and Troy, N. Y., aud also throughout
Montgomery, Warren and Otsego counties.
The shocks were very distinct, but no
damage was done.
The boomers on the borders of the new
lands to be opened shortly are waiting for
t lie word and their numbers are increas
ing. The seems are a repetition of those
at the opening of Oklahoma.
A drunken man by the name of Divine
drew a revolver on a train conductor at
North Vernon, Ind., aud in the scuffle
which followed received his own bullet
through the body and died instantly.
Thomas Barry, an eccentric West Vir
ginia farmer, who took to a gipsy life in a
river house-boat, was found nearly dead.
He had been taken sick and his companion
had then robbed him and left him to die.
An Englishman named Hamilton, in
Wiltshire, killed his sweetheart's uncle
because he believed the man bad preju
diced the girl against him; when the
police arrested him he shot one of them
A suit is pending in the Virginia su
preme court concerning the sale of the lot
which contains the grave of Washington's
mother. The lower court held that the
sacred spot could not be the subject of
The attorney general of Wisconsin has
been granted permission to bring suit to
annul the charters of a number of large
lumber companies who refuse to pay the
3 per cent tax on earnings from booms
LIVESTOCK AND PRODUCE MARKETS.
Chicago. April 12.
Following were the quotauon on the
board of tralx t xlay. Wheat April, opened
ic. closed 79$c; May, opened 8084.-, closed
?.-4c; July, ojiened SltgT, closed Wc Corn
April, opcnel 40c, closed 3sc; May,
opene J jc, closed togc; Jane, opened 3Hc,
closed !-&c Oats May, opened Sc closed
June, opened 3ss. closed ac; July,
opened 7fcc, closed Z7c. lork Marou.
opened $111.0:1, closed May, opened
$10.1.14. closed $Ui05; July., opened $10J.
close.! SUU7V. Ijjrd April, opened $4.15,
Lire Stock: Prices st tha Union Stock yards
today ranged as follows: Hogs Market
fairly active, opening Mead 5- at yesterday's
prices nut closed 5e lower; sales ranged at
$4,0114.5.1 pus, ?4.;. il.ru licht, $Ja4.:iS
rough packing, $i.au,tt.70 mixed, J-i.40iat.T5
heavy packing and .-hippm; lots.
Cattle Market quiet and prices steady;
quotations rnnned at $l.;Ut.Kj rhnice to t
tra shipping steers, $3.6(1 u,4.3U good to choice
do, $A;i5ij 3.7.1 fair to goovl, $:S.u0i,3.50 common
to medium Uo, 3.0Uifr.H.6d butchers' steers,
$.'.sii:i:l Mockers, 2.75a3.7d Texas steers,
$3.11X743.80 feeders, $1.5tk3.4,i cows, $L75a3.l
bulls and $il4j5.25 veal calves.
Sheep Market fairly active and prices SQlOa
lower; quotations ranged at $184.108.40.206 west
erns, $4.3,tt.40 natives, and $5Aa.00 lambs;
shorn lots aiKasuo per 10U lbs below quotations
Produce: Butter Fancy separator, SifrSn; '
fine creameries, 5i:i4c; dairies, fancy fresh,
Sil&Sic; packing stock, fresh. 14415c; air
struck, 12G,14c. Exgs Fresh, 13c perdosen
Live Poultry Chickens, 11V, per lb; roosters
SSaSSc: ducks, l&13c; turkeys, mixed lota,
12&13c: geese. J4.t)fe,00 per dozen. Pota
toes Hebrons. 30330c per ba. ; Bnrbanks,
3c; Rose, 32&3ic for seed; Peerless, 80(431
common to poor mixed lots, aao; early
Ohios, 42&4ic per bo.; sweet potatoes, Illinois,
$2.25S.S0 per brl.; Bermuda potatoes. $6.00
s.5nperbrl. Apples Common. $L74is.l per
brL; good, $i.35ai5U; fanoy. f3.3oai7
w York. - y
Nyw tone April U.
Wheat Xo. 2 red Winter cash, Wc
April, f-TJiic; May 91tic; June. Sua. Corn No. :
mixed caali. joe: April. 4ttc: Mav. 47c: Jnne.
occ. Oats Dull but steady: No. 2 mixed
cash. mic-. May, :M44C Hye-guiet; un
changed wesern. c Barley Nominal; No
t Milwaukee, 6Sac. 1 ork-Dull; mesa, $1LU
ail.50 for new. Lard-yuiet; May, $6.47; July,
Livestock: Cattle-Market weak; notiad
iug in b?eve: dressed lejf. slow: native sides,
B8cperlb. Sheep and lambs-Market slow,
bat firm; unshorn she .p. A.-ty j.7j per MO lbs;
anshnrn lambs, $r.S5J?.K.(i; clippe I, $.7.lB.
Hogs Market arm; live hogs, $L&&5J5 per
About Brpsdmakinx, after all. Thev ran
tell a (iOOD RAKIKC POWIMCIt
without the scientific aid of a Hovern
ment Chemist, a Supreme Analyst, or
Should be tested, Inst as any other cook
ing material, by actual use. It gives
Better Satisfaction at Hall
th Cost of the other sum.
Can form an opinion of their own.
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