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land Daily Argus.
fOU XL. NO. 155.
: KOCK lSLAxD, SATUKDAY, APBIL 23, 1892. , 8..g..cP,e.Bc..w
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Hot Conclusion to a Rather
OTEEEALTi LETS HIMSELF LOOSE.
PROMOTERS OF LOW PRICES
Being Thereunto Incited by Some Caustle
Remarks f the Kloquent Cockran
The Senate Takes Another Pall at Ah
Sin and Davis Introduces a Subject
That Seems to Have "Nothing to do
With the Case" Clo eland and the
Indiana Democracy Official Notes.
Washington, April 23. The Noyes-Rock
well contested election case from the
Elmira, New York, district, after being
under consideration for three days, was
brought to a vote yesterday and decided in
favor of the sitting member, Rockwell, the
Democrat. This case was given more im
portance from the fact that Elmira is Sen
ator Hil's home, that he was a strong par
tisan of the Democratic contestee, and had
even, it was stated, gone so far as to call
upon the members of the house committee
on privileges and elections and demand
Rockwell's retention as a measure of party
policy. It was also looked upon by some
as a test of Hill's popularity in the house,
which may or may not be true.
Bourke Cockran 's Appeal.
The dosing speeches yesterday were
made by Bourke Cockran and O'Ferrall
of Virginia (chairman of the election com
mittee whicli by a majority of Democrats
as well as Republicans had reported in fa
vor of Xoyes, the;Republican contestant).
Cockran, Wing a Hill man, of course ad
vocated the cause of Rockwell. His speech
was eloquent and impassioned with fre
quent references to Colonel W. W. Dudley
and "blocks of five," charges by implica
;ion that the president had sold a cabinet
office in return for a corruption fund to
buy Indiana voters, and allusions to the
number of Democrats unseated by the Re
publicans last session.
Takes a Poke at O'Ferrall.
He deplored the 'fact that the gentleman
from Virginia (O'Ferrall) was to be found
in bad company. When the Republican
party comes here with a plea for fajr elec
tions it was only fair and right that it
should be compelled to bear at the bar
where it pleads the proper odium of char-
cter acquired in every congress where it
has had control of the committee on con
tested elections. Applause on Demo
cratic side. He made no attempt to
prove by the figures presented to the com
mittee that Rockwell was elected, devot
ing himself entirely to an eloquent plea
for party harmony of action and claiming
that such action would be entirely right
as between Noyes and Rockwell.
O'Ferrall Begins His Reply.
There was loud applause at the close of
Cockran's speech, and it was punctuated
frequently with the same. O'Ferrall then
took the floor to close the debate. Out
side of his reply to Cockran the speech was
a careful review of the figures of the elec
tion. He said that if sixteen Xoyes votes
were rejected, then twenty-eight Demo
cratic ballots should be rejected. The Demo
cratic party could not afford to place itself
In the position of throwing out sixteen
Republican ballots and retaining twenty-eight
Democratic ballots just as fraud
ulent as the sixteen ballots. The Demo
cratic party could never affard to do
wrong, but. it could always afford to do
right. Loud applause.
Reminds Him of an Anecdote.
But he liegan his speech by paying his
attention to Cockran. He opened by cit
ing an anecdote (apropos of Cock ran 's for
ensic effort) to the effect that a negro being
out in a hurricane at night, and not relish
ing the surroundings, said (appealing to
heaven): "Oh, Lawd, if it's all the same to
you, give me less noise and a little more
light." Tremendous applause, order not
being restored for five minutes He hoped
there would be a calm on the floor after
the equinoctial storm which had just
swept over it. Referring to Cockran, he
said that the gentleman had undertaken
to lecture him as to his duty as a Demo
crat, but he would be false to the princi
ples of his party if he did not dare to do
right, and this he was doing in the report
presented for Xoyes.
Cites Sonte of Cockran's Votes.
The gentleman from New York (Cock
ran) had voted in but two contested election
cases in this house. In the Fiftieth con
gress there was a report against White, a
Republican. Cockran voted for White.
If he (O'Ferrall) was in bad company
now, as stated by the gentleman from
New York, where was the latter at that
timet O'Ferrall also referred to Cock
ran's vote against free silver, and said he
understood that Cockran did not reside in
his district, upon which Cockran said the
gentleman's statements regarding him
(Cockran) were untrue. O'Ferall retorted
that the gentleman from Xew York always
desired to be independent, and was always
wrong when he was independent. Con
tusion in the house speaker with dif
ficulty restoring order.
A FEW THRUSTS AT HILL.
Makes no difference how low anyone's prices
are, THE LONDON always goes them one lower.
we lead-never follow.
The Virginian Has a Lively Passage with
the Humorous Allen.
Continuing, O'Ferrall said that he had
been assailed by gentlemen who had been
hanging around the lobbies, and had been
: treated captiously on the floor for his po
sition in this case. He wanted to say (and
that emphatically) that he did not have to
go around his district wearing, a label "I
am a Democrat." Loud and continued
applause and laughter. It had been
( charged that his judgment was warped
' because he preferred a certain gentleman
i as the next Democratic nominee for presi
! dent. As an American citizen he had a
I right to exercise that privilege. His choice
I was well understood. Yet he was assailed
because he preferred a certain Democratic
' gentleman to another Democratic gentle
. tleman as the nominee. It was true he
! preferred a certain Democratic gentleman,
j He preferred a man who was a lion and
not a (ox. lLouu applause. J
Comes Out Strong for Cleveland.
He preferred one who stands before the
country head and shoulders above very
other living Democrat of this age, a man
whose big heart knew no south, east, west
or north the magnificent, grand Grover
Cleveland. Continued applause.
'Warner of New York, approaching
O'Ferrall, inquired aotto voice, what that
hart to do wrtn tnis coutesleil election case.
O'Ferrall I might reply to that ques
tion, but I will not..
Continuing his speech he reverted to
Allen again and said that Allen Lad said
the Democrats should stand together like
the Republicans. He thanked heaven he
was not rocked in the same cradle with
the gentleman from Mississippi.
Allen replied that the idea he desired to
impress upon Democrats was that they
should stop ftrhtinir one another and al
luding to one ood Democrat as a lion
and to another Qt fox.
Allen Wasn't the Lion Referred To.
O'Ferrall said he wassorrv he was touch
ing a sore place of the gentleman from
Mississippi. He did not have him in his
mind; be did not allude to him as a lion.
Allen The man who fights Democrats
as you do will never regard me as a lion.
O'Ferrall I fight fraud wherever I find
it, whether in the Republican or in the
Wheeler of Alabama excitedly Then
why don't you fight the bribers?
O'Ferrall did not reply further than to
quote from Shakespeare regarding the ca
pacity of small men.
Rockwell Retains the Seat.
This ended the discussion. A vote was
taken on the usual proposition that the
contestee was not entitled to the seat, ac
cording to the minority report, and it re
Suited yeas, 140; nays, 98. The resolu
tion that Rockwell was entitled to the
seat was carried yeas, 138; nays, 100 also
a minority proposition. A motion to re
commit was lost, and by a viva voce vote
Rockwell was declared elected.
THE TALK ON THE CHINESE.
Chandler Criticises the Celestials for
Declaring Blair Persona Xon Grata.
Washington, April 123. When the Chi
nese exclusion bill came up in the senate
yesterday Chandler took the floor, and
devoted his remarks to a criticism of the
Chinese government in refusing to receive
his late colleague Blair as minister. He
remarked that according to the position
taken by the Chinese government there
were only two men in the senate that
would be persona grata to that govern
ment the senator from Ohio (Sherman),
whose course had been officially approved
in dispatches from China as entirely satis
factory, and the senator from South Caro
lina (Butler), who had frankly stated that
he was ashamed of himself for having
supported the Scott bill.
Davis Denounces the Bill.
Davis of Minnesota (a me ber of the
committee on foreign relations) spoke
strongly against the house bill as a rank,
radical, unblushing, unmitigated repudi
ation of every treaty obligation made be
tween ourselves and China, and he con
fessed that he looked back upon his own
participation in the passage of the Scott
exclusion act of 1882 with profound regret.
He then referred to a recent attempt of
certain Roman Catholics to induce the
pope to segregate the immigrants to this
country of different nationalities under
bishops of their respective countries and
declared that the pope had shown wise
statesmanship in rejecting the proposition.
Bnt what this had to do with the Chinese
question no body could find out.
DO THE INSTRUCTIONS INSTRUCT?
Talk at the Capital About Those Indiana
Washington, April 3. The action of
the Indiana Democratic convention has
provoked considerable discussion at the
Capitol, and there is a wide difference of
opinion as to the meaning of the resolu
tions. The assertion that Cleveland is
made first choice of the Democratic dele
gation is denied, and the anti-Cleveland
men declare that there is nothing in the
resolutions that can be construed into an
instruction to vote for Cleveland t any
Gray Says He Is SatlsBed.
Shively of Indiana says there is no
question about the instructions being to
vote for Gray from the first. Shively re
ceived the following dispatch from one
of Mr. Gray's lieutenants at Indianapolis
Thursday night: "Eighteen delegates for
Gray and twelve for Cleveland. Resolu
tions perfectly satisfactory to Governor
Proceedings in Senate and House.
Washington, April 03. The senate yes
terday passed a bill increasing the pensions
of Mexican war veterans who are helpless
to 1 12 per mout h. The balance of the ses
sion was occupied with debate on the Chi
nese exclusion bill, and the senate ad
journed for the day.
The house concluded the debate on the
Xoyes-Rockwell contested election case,
and voted to retain Rockwell, Democrat,
in his seat, in opposition to the report of
the elections committee 140 to 98. At
the eveniug session thirteen private pen
sion bills were passed.
Gen. lrugan Is Pxpunged.
Washington, April 23. The only wit
ness heard yesterday by the committee in
vestigating the pension bureau was Gen.
Busst-y, who appeared to reply to the evi
dence of Gen. Dugan, who had called Bus
sey an "infernal scoundrel" in connection
with the latter's business failure at Xew
Orleans. Bussey produced conclusive evi
dence that his failure was honorable, and
that he had paid every cent he owed. He
asked that Dugan's testimony be stricken
from the record, and the committee unan
imously agreed that it should be done.
Ktw Postal Law Proposed.
Washington, April 23. The house com
mittee on postoffices and post roads has or
dered a favorable report on the bill intro
duced by Crosby of Massachusetts to con
solidate mail matter of the third and
fourth class. The bill provides that after
July 1, 1892, all articles of mail matter of
the ihird and fourth classes shall be com
prehended in one class to be known as
third class mittter, and postage on the
same shall be chargeable at the rate of 1
cent for each two ounces or fraction
A Grand Army Post Protest.
Washington, April 28 Bryan of Xe
braska appeared before the liouss sub
committee on appropriations having in
charge the District of Columbia appro
priation bill yesterday morning and asked
a bearing in behalf of the Grand Army
post of Lincoln, Neb., in opposition to the
proposition to appropriate (100,003 for the
entertainment, of the G. A. R. eucamp
ment to be ueld in Washington next falL
The peri..)--ion was granted, and the hear
ing will b tici. ai. an early date.
Wedded After the Corpse Was Removed.
Louisville, Ky., April 23. At a wed
ding. Thursday night Henry Davis, an un
invited boy 19 years old, walked into the
house and without provocation or warning
struck Xoah Mead, aged 21, in the temple
with a knife. Mead was sitting in a chair,
but sprang up and knocked Davis, down
with his fist. A .'scuffle followed and
while on the floor Davis stabbed Mead in
the heart. Mead died immediately. The
wedding halted a while, but was con
tinued after the excitement was over.
The trouble was An old feud.
Chicago Walloped Again.
- Chicago, April 23. Again did Fred
Pfeffer 'Tnop the earth" with the "Colts"
yesterday at Louisville, and "Uncle"
Adrian comes home feeling rather blue in
tenth place. The same clubs play here
today. League games: At Louisville
Chicago 1, Louisville 3; at Pittsburg St.
Louis 3, Pittsburg 14; at Brooklyn Phila
delphia 5, Brookljn U; at Cleveland Cin
cinnati 6, Cleveland 1; other games post
poned rain. No Western league games.
Look Out for an Indian War.
SPOKANE, Wash., April 23. The propo
sition to open the Colville Indian reserva
tion, which was discussed at a large meet
ing of the citizens of Stevens county Thurs
day night at Kettle Falls, has created a
great deal of excitement here. A rush will
now be made for the reservation, and it is
likely that 2,iR0 claims will be tiled in less
than a week, k is held by good law)ers
that the Indians are merely teuants of the
reservation by sufferance, and that the
whites have a perfect right to the land.
Pension to Mexican Veterans.
Washington, April 23. Yesterday in the
senate, when a bill to increase the pension
of John Kinney, a Mexican war veteran,
came up Vilas said it was unjust to sol
diers of the late war, whose cases were not
yet adjusted, that they should be pushed
aside by such claims as the one under dis
cussion. He moved an amendment in
creasing the pensions of all helpless .vexi
can war vets to. 112 per month f roni S.
The amendment was adopted and the bill,
Tanner Concludes to Accept.
CHICAGO, April 23. John R. Tanner has
announced that lie will accept the sub
treasurership at this city to which he ha
been appointed and confirmed. This takes
him out of the race for the state treasurer
ship, for which he was a candidate.
LIVE STOCK AND PRODUCE MARKETS.
Chicago, April C
Following were the nunt&f inn. ah fh. LmmI
of trade today: Wheat April, opened
ana closed eic; May. opened and closed
81c; July, opened c, closed 81ic Corn
AuriL onened ' mjaA cImm I u .
opened 43c, clueei June, opened ;el
ciiam ovs'-. uais aiay, opeuea -, close J
rSe; June, opened -sc, closed Ssc; July,
opened 2:c closed Ssc l'ara April,
opened $9.o7Vi. close 1 S.i5. May, opened
and closed $.t; July, opened
do ed SM.60.,, Lard -April, opened $6.1
Live stork PrirMtt f h T "w i in c.u
today rang id ns follows: Ho.-s Market
fairly active; weak atocdecliue; saloe ranged at
83.8-tE4.4S UiffH. . 4.1.W.4.to lir-ht ftlllll
ruugu acting, 5.B-4 Ml mixed, t
4.60 heavy packing and shipping lots. 1
Cattle-Market fairly a: tire; prices firm;
quotations ranged at $440&5.0u choice to
extra shipping steers. $3.8U4.35 good to
choice do, $3.4"a 3.9.1 fair to icood. $8. 30 J
3.65 common to medium do, S-iuuAVj butch
ers' steers, $iJ&3.30 stork era, S.TJ33.t
Texas steers. $3.1oa3.7j fee 1 ere, L5U3.25
cows, $L;ai.ao bulls and fZ.UOl.To real
Sheep Market fairly active and prices
firm; quotations raoged at $5.(D&6.3a west
erns. $4.i)U&6.40 natives, and S5.7afe7.00 lambs;
shorn loua0&7oc per 10 lbs below quotations
Produce: Butter Fancy separator So per
lb; fine cr ameries, SUlc; dairies, fancy,
fresh, 18c; packing stock, fresh. 11413c. Eggs
Fresh. 12H3-13C per dos. Live poultry
Chickens, 12 per lb; roosten, c; duck' 13
&l3c; turkeys, mixed lots. HW&Vic; geesa,
ft.00 per dux. Potatoes Hebrons, i6jj8c por
bn; Burbanka, t&a.C0c; Boss, Ka,33o for
seed; Peerless, zfi3-8c: common to poor mixed
lots, aX225c; Early Ubios. $40 tic for seed.
Sweet potatoes, Illinois, $1 7.jfci JU per bbL
Bermuda potatoes, S6.5O&7.0U. Apples -Common,
fL7i:.UU per bbl; good, (3.232.at;
fancy, $-'.5075. -
New Tore. April a.
Wheat Xo. 8 red wiuter cash, V9Uc;
April, K4c; May, SOc; June, B 9c Corn
No. X mixed cash, 61c; . Way, 47c; June,
VMZ July, 46c. Oats Dull; No. 2 mixed cash,
B5c; May, 34agc; July. Rye Dull; 81
SlKc Bailey Dull and nominal. Pork
Dull; new mess, SlLOualLiO. Lard Quiet;
May, (6.46; July. $6.56.
Live stock: Cattle-Market very active sod
slightly firmer; poorer tc bt native steers,
3.6DU90 per lid lbs; Lulls and dry cows,
11.65(3.80. Sheep and lambs Sheep, firm:
Lambs dull and Ho lower; unshorn sheep,
7.U0&8.50 per 100 ibe; nnsborn lamba, IT.teVs
stf -B7H; clipped do, S6.7e6.80. Hogs Market
Brmi live bogs, S4.90&6.50 per 100 lbs.
IS ON TOP
Is so ,
Costs less than Half
and pleases much better
than the over-priced and
over endorsed" kinds.
J udge for yourself.
In Cans. AtyourGrooor