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VOL. 11 K0- 1521
ROCK ISLAND, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 1892.
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SAX& RICE, PROP'S.
sfTl&Sk ffi tV
Trade Where Your
WILL GO THE FARTHEST.
Three Hundred Men's Suits
$6.50, $7, $7.50 and $8, Go This Week For
FOUR DOLLARS AND FIFTY CENTS.
Good, Solid, Honest, Well Made Suits,
Guaranteed to give satisfaction, or monev refunded.
1 rde with us and we will save vou monev.
Underselling Everybody on Everything.
Bring on a Vote on Silver in the
BlGNirCANT, BUT NOT DECISIVE.
BUI Put Himself on Record for the First
Time A Gold Clause Stricken Oat That
the House Left In Boynton Make
8ome More Comments on Leakage ot
the Secret Session Proceedings That
Are Decidedly Pertinent to Young's
Case Capital City Notes.
Washington, April 20. The bill which
caused a flutter of financial excitement in
the senate yesterday was simply an amend
ment to an act passed June 25, 1890, au
thorizing the territory of Arizona to offer
for sale at not less than par $1,500,000 of 5
percent, bonds, interest payable in gold and
principal payable in lawful money of the
United .States; fifty years after date. Ari
soua's present debt consists chiefly of float
ing warrants bearing 10 or 12 per cent in
terest. Congress two years ago approved
an act passed by the territorial legisla
ture in 18s7 for the funding of these war
rants in 5 per cent, bonds. The interest
on these iHinds, according to the territo
rial ac'.was to bo payable ,annuallv in
"gM coin of the United States." o"r its
equivalent in "lawful money of the United
Why Gold Coin was Put In.
When the bill was before the committee
a prominent Arizona man said that the
territory was in a deplorable condition
financially, and that it was impossible to
float the bonds unless the interest was
made payable semi-annually and in gold.
In the debate in the senate Teller indig
nantly 'denied that it was necessary to
specify gold coin in order to float lxmds ou
the market. He would undertake lo sell
any state or territory bonds based on
proper security, the interest on which
should le paid in lawful money of the
United States. He would not vote to dis
criminate against silver; he would not dis
parage either of the money metals; he
would not even vote to discriminate
against that respectable currency the
Ihe Proponed Amendment.
The amendment proposed was offered
by Kyle, the Democratic-Farmers' Alli
ance senator from South Dakota, and
struck out all reference to gald, leaving
the interest paynble in "lawful money of
the United Suites," and it was adopted
SeS to 2. The vote was not partisan en
tirely. Of those voting aye were Allen,
Dubois, Hansbrougli, Jones of Nevada,
Mitchell, Stewart, Teller and Wolcott
all Republicans, and among those voting
nay were i'almer and Uray. Hill voted
aye, which is the first time the New York
senator has gone on record on the silver
question in any shape.
.Was Hardly a Test Tote.
HoweYer, it is claimed by many senators
that it Was no test vote, which it certainly
was not, necessarily; so that Hill's posi
tion is really as much iu the dark as ever
on the real question of free coinage. Gray
of Delaware voted nay, but said that sen
ators were giving the vote a significance
it did not have. He would have voted the
same uu ler any circum-tances, as he be
lieved in letting the people of Arizona reg
ulate their affairs in their own way, and
therefore opposed changing a bill that they
indorsed. I'almer spoke to the same effect.
Ine bill now goes to conference, the house
having ! passed it with the gold clause
BOYNTON GIVES 'EM A WHACK.
The Veteran Correspondent W rites Again
. of the Senate "Blab."
Washington, April 20. George H. V.
Boynton, the veteran Washington corre
spondent, prints a letter in The Post in de
fense of James R. Young, lately removed
as executive clerk of the senate, and giving
some inside history of the publication, of
proceedings of the senate in executive ses
sion. I Ten. Boynton speaksof Mr. 1 oung a
long an i honorable service, and discredits
the cha je that, he betrayed executive se
crets. The general cites numerous cases
from bit personal experiences, where promi
nent senators have given the fullest infor
mation; of executive proceedings, even to
checking off the roll-caU to show the full
vote on certain propositions, and in one
case withdrawing matter! from the con
fidential file and turning it over bodily to
a correspondent in order that its publica
tion might bring public sentiment to bear
upon the senate and affect its action.
Would Make a Good Senator.
The letter says: "Today two correspond
ents checked the names on a yea and nay
list of the present senate of those senators
whom . they knew to have given news of
executive sessions. The " number thus
checked was twenty-six. It included
many iof the most honored names in the
body. I There are 154 other correspondents
who from time to time print news of the
secret sessions. To what an elegant ex
tract of sinless ones would the check list
of the rest reduce the senate; and before
any senator in a fit of forgetfulness de
clares himself oiot guilty it may be
best for him to follow the example
of the discreet Irishman so often
quoted who, when asked to plead guilty
or not guilty, responded: 'Will it pleas
your honor, wait till I hear the evidence.'
In view of the facts made known in this
letter the worst that could be said ot Mr.
Young, even if the charges against him
were true, is that while he would in that
case be unfitted for the position of execu
tive clerk be would still make an excellent
' Gave Bis Views is the Title.
Washington, April 20. The speaker
laid before the bouse yesterday a memorial
of Captain John Cowden, the superscrip
tion on which said: "Showing not only the
utter worthlessness but the absurdity of
the work of the Mississippi river commis
sion. " . -
INDEBTEDNESS AND WEALTH.
Figure from the Census Bureau Shew a
Washington, April 30. The census of
fice has issued a bulletin giving a sum-
m ary of national, state and local indebted
ness for the year ended June 1, 1800. The
compilation embrace details of the in
debtedness of more tban 80,000 political
corporations of the United States. Com-
' parisoa ia mad between the debt, total
and per capita, of ISM and 1800. The bul
letin also embraces statistics of foreign
national and local debts. The debt of the
world in the census year. inciuding $1,699,.
740,252, local and foreign debt, less sinking
fund, was ff3!,33o, 133,933.
A Remarkable Comparison.
The average annual decrease in the na
tional debt of the United States in the de
cade exceeded $100,000,000; the decrease:
per capita of combined national, state, and
local debt in the same period was from
60.73 to $32.37. The value of property as
sessed for taxation increased meanwhile
from $17,000,000,000,000 to $25,530,000, or 50
per cent., a reduction of debt and an increase
of wealth uneqcsled in the history of any
coon try, at least tn modern times.
Doings In Senate and House.
Washington, April 20. The feature of
the open session of the senate yesterday
was the short debate on the Arizona fund
ing bill, which, . by indirection, brought
up the silver question and resulted in a
yea and nay vote on the question of strik
ing out the words "gold coin" and insert
ing "lawful money of the United States"
in the iuterest bearing provision of the
bill, as put in by Arizona herself. This
amendment was carried by 28 to 24, Hill
of New York voting in the affirmative. In
the executive session the Behriug sea mo
dus vivendi was ratified.
The house passed a ivsolution to vacate
the order of general "leave to prinf to
memlers who desired to submit remarks
ou the tariff and silver questions. A
resolution was also adopted authorizing
the civil service committee to investigate
the alleged violation of t he civil service
law by certain officials in Baltimore. The
remainder of the session was devoted to
the consideration of the contested election
case of Xoyes vs. Rockwell, from the
Twenty-eighth district of New York.
Shuts Oft the Statesmen.
Washington", April 20. In a recent com
munication from Commissioner Rauni to
Secretary Xoble the latter's attention is
called to the vast amount of work imposed
upon the pension bureau in connection
with the correspondence of the members
of both houses of congress in regard to the
status of pension claims. To answer all
the calls made the commissioner says
would virtually stop the adjudication of
claims. Secretary Xoble has directed the
commissioner ht-reafter to correspond di
rectly with the claimant or his attorney,
which relieves the congressmen.
Postal Officials Surprised.
Washington, April 20. The officials of
the postoflice department are dutr.founded
at the wholesale reduction made by the
house committee in the estimates for the
postal service for the year ending June 30,
ISM. The total cut from tne estimated
figures is, in round numbers, $:3,0u0,000,
which is distributed among all branches
of the service. If the reduction recom
mended by the committee should prevail
all of the comtemplated extensions of the
postal service by the postmaster general
would hav e to be abandoned.
The New Modus Vsvendl.
Washington, April 30. The only new
feature in the agreement for a new mo
dus Vivendi is contained in the article
which provides that if the arbitrators af
firm the right of Great Britain to take
seals in Behring sea the compensation
shall be made by the United States to
Great Britain, and if the decision is con
trary to Great Britain, then compensation
shall be made by that country.
The Sliding; Scale Money Idea.
Washington, April 20. Senator Felton
yesterday introduced (by request) a bill
providing a national circulating medium
to be issued tinder the direction of a
comptroller of finance," who is to receive
a salary of fs.000 per year, based on a per
capita issue of $2 on the population of the
I mted btat'S, the amount to be increased
accordingly after each census.
Porter Start for His Post In Italy.
Washington, April20. The Hon. Albert
G. Porter, United States minister to Italy,
left the city last night for New York
whence he hopes to sail on Saturday for
Mrs. Harrison Greatly Improved.
Washington, April 20. Dr. Gardner,
Mrs. Harrison's physician, said last even
ing that his patient was greatly improved.
and that everything looked favorable for
a speedy recovery.
SAD DAY FOR "OLD ANSE."
Sell the Club for a Taller Dog- and Throw
the lg In the River.
CnicAGO, April 30. The base ball play
ing in the Ijeas-e yesterday sent Anson to
his bed last night with tears in his eyes.
He played two games with Cincinnati,
and, horrible to tell the Chicago crank, he
lie lost 'em both, following is the rec
ord: At Cincinnati (First game) Chicago
2, Cincinnati, 5; (second game) Chicago 0,
Cincinnati 6; at Ijouisvme Pittsburg 1,
Louisvide; at Philadelphia Boston 2,
Philadelphia 5; at Washington Brooklyn
ft, Washington 7; at Baltimore New York
4, Baltimore V; no game at St. Louts
rain. Western league: At Columbus Mil
waukee 3, Columbus 2; at Indianapolis
Toledo 5, Indianapolis 4; other games post
ponedrain. Well Known German Writer Dead.
WIESBADEN, April 20. Frederick: Mar
tin Bodenstedt, the well-known writer, is
dead. Ue was born in Hanover. April 22,
1819, and intended by his father for com
mercial puraits. He was devoted to
study, however, from youth, and secured
an education in his leisure hours. He was
the author of a number of works, includ
ing, "The Peoples of the Caucasus and
Their Wars of Independence Against the
Russians," a work of great historical
Weir and White right a Draw.
Minneapolis, April 20. Last night Ike
Weir, the Belfast spider, and Tommy
White, the clever Chicago feather weight,
fought to a draw in ten rounds. Both
men were in the pink of condition. Weir
was all 3 wed first blood in the first round,
securing it by a wicked punch on the lip,
the only mark White shows of the battle.
Whit led the fighting throughout, and
bad all th poinu in bis favor.
A FIFTEEN-YEAR-OLD RED.
He Wants Tyrants Hood to Flow It at
Only Sheds His Own.
London, April 20. Herman ReideL a
boy of 15, residing in Poplar street this
city .attempted suicide yesterday by opening
veins in his arm. He was discovered by
friends soon afterward and bis wounds
were bound up just in time to prevent him
from bleeding to death. While he was
being taken to a hospital be begged to be
given a revolver that he might carry out
his purpose of self-destruction.
Police Theory of the Case. '
A letter was found in his pocket ad
dressed "To my dear friend," in which be
wrote: "I am compelled to do this. - I
cannot live as a slave. It is better to die
a free man. Anarchy forbids slavery.
Let all tyrants' blood flow." The youth
was charged with attempting suicide, and
was remanded until be is able to appear 1
in court. The police have formed a the
ory that he had !een induced to become a
tool of the anarchists, and having been se
lected to perform some outrageous act
had flunked and tried to kill himself as the
only way of escaping the vengeance of his
LOUISIANA GOES DEMOCRATIC.
Foster Said To Be Elected by About
Xew Or.LLANs, April 20 Returns from
the state election yesterday show that the
Foster-Farmer Alliance combine state
ticket is elected by 30,000 plurality cr
more. The full returns will not be in for
a day or two. Xew Orleans has gone for
McEnery by about 10,000 majority. Fits
pat rick is elected mayor by from 5, to
10,000. The Leonard faction of the Repub
licans beat rhe Breaux faction in the city
apparently 2 to 1. In the state MeKnery
will hardly poll more votes than he did in
the Democratic white primaries on March
27. It now looks as if the Foster people
would control the legislature. So far as
heard from the election was a remarkably
quiet one, there being no reports of tur
bulence of a serious character.
The Sunday War at Sioux City.
SlOlX ClTV, la., April 20. When the
cases under i he Sunday enforcement law
were called yesterday the courtroom was
thronged. Nearly 100 arrests were made
Sunday, mainly employes of cable, elec
tric, and other rapid transit companies.
The cases were continued. The liquor
dealers are at work collecting more funda
a eontinue the war next Similar.
LIVE STOCK AND PRODUCE MARKETS.'
Chicago, April 9.
Following were the quotations oa the board
of trade today: Wheat April, opened
c clo el Ru; May. opened Hiic, closed
6u)gc: July, openeil Hfrtc, iljsed bOic. Corn
April. o;ned 4K' close i Vsc; May
opened 41c, closed fc'Ho; July, opened 3bTo
cl sad 3c Oats -May, opened 244 closed
Zfyfri June, opened LTe. closed 28c; Julv,
peued 2Tgc, chd 2".$. -a Pork April,
opened close! .a;H: May, opened
$i.5. closed t.es; July, oined Slain,
do ed $9.75. Lard Mav, opened and closed
Live stock Prrces at the Union Stock yards
today rangil as follows: Hos-Market
fairly active, opening ste.dy, but later de
clined 5c: sales ran jrd at pigs, $4.35
ftl.ttv light, $4.1i(4.3ii rough packing. $4.10
fet.M luixej, St.otra4.T0 heavy packing and
Cattle -Fairly a-.tive; price firm: quo
tations ranteJ at S4t7 4. cLoice to
extra f hipping sters, Sil6,QiSr good to
choice do, fi'-LCS-St fair to good. $.1 liy
3.S5. common t medium do. $auU(&3. 40 butch
ers steers, $SJ&& stockers, $-'.7523.75
Texas steers. SJ.10tji.7j lee.iers, Sl.nOiS.a)
cows, Sl.Tj&lftJ bulls aad jz.UU3t.75 veal
Sheep 3Iar'-et fairly active and prices
steady ; quotations ranged at J5.0lHttl.35 west
erns. $4 .9K&6.40 natives, and $a.5o7.00 lambs;
shorn lots tOHUo per liO lu below quotations
Produce: Butter Fancy separator etc per
lb; fine cr.am-jries. 2Uailc; dairies, Taney,
fresh, 18c; packing stock, fresh. llfftlSc. E.-gs
Fresh. U&lSc per doz Live poultry
Chickens, 12 per lb; rco.ter, 8c; ducks
13c; turkeys, mixed lots. 12J4&13c; geeae.
Jl.OJ per doc Potatoes Hebrons, lo&Sgc per
bu: Burbanks, SSnMc; Boss, aifeKJo lor
seed: Peerless, l5aS8 common ti poor mixed
lots, S0;&2Tc; Early Chios, 40i5u for seed.
Sweet potatoes, Illinois. $L75&1Kj per bbL
Bermuda potatoes, $U.S07.U0. Apples-Common,
$1.7V..(M per bbl; good, $3.2522.50:
fancy, $i50&i75. ....
New YoitK. April 10.
Wheat No. ! red winter cash, tl.004; April,
5Hc;May, :gc; June and July, SOHc Corn
No. 2 mixed cak, oOc; May. 46J,c; Jane,
i"Mc Oats bull but steady; No. i mixed
cash. 35c; May. o3;c; July, Sic. Rye Dull
and weak: ttt a (Kte in cr lots. Hailey Nomi
nal; two-rowed state, r35lc. Pork Moder
ately active an I steady; new mess. $11 oyt
U.5U. Lard tjuiut; May, $8.50; July, $o.61.
Live Stoc'v: Cattle Market firm, but no
tra-ling inbeevct; diese ! beef.stoady; native
aides. 638cperlb. Mieep and Lamb-Market
slow but steady; unshorn sheep, $.uifc7.25 per
lUMbi; Clipped lambs, fO.S'ini.W. Hogs l'n
assally firm; lite hogs, $4.t:g5.2 per 1 OIL.
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