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Rock Island Daily Argu
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ROCK ISLAND, SATURDAY, APRIL 30, 1892.
I Single Copies 5 Cents
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WAS NOT A FEAUD
Bo Charles Alfred Dearnaud
Says of Himself.
SAX & RICE, Props.
If so, now is the time to buy them. We put
on sale for this week
I200-0NE HUNDRED D0ZEN-I200
Fine Balbriggan Half Hose -
In all the latest shades comprising tan, mode,
brown, black and blue. Extra value for
25 cents per pair. FOR THIS WEEK ONLY
6 PAIR FOR ONE DOLLAR.
New novelties just received in children's suits.
Come and see our line of
$10, $12 and $15 Men's Suits.
They are dandies for the money.
Baderselling Everybody on Everything.
STRICTLY ONE PRICE.
buying anH Mnn
j owning iVJl
Cash only enaWpc
-ivo uo lJ
Se!! YOU ganHc ,K
houses that do a
SX & RICE
SEW THEN m THE EAUM INQUIET.
the Commissioner Alleged to Han Don
Business as a Claim Agent with Poor
Succeaa The Attempt to Trap Cooper
The Prradent Write Briefly on CItU
Service Reform Women Who Mend
Mall Bags Ban a Grievance Talk of
Retaliating on Canada.
Washington, April 30. Charles Alfred
Dearnaud, whose name has been brought
into the Raum investigation by Enloe.
through questioning General Raum, as
.having impersonated another party of the
same name in order to secure a pension,
yesterday presented a letter to the pension
office investigating committee through
Representative Wheelock, the chairman,
in which he says he can prove conclusively
from Rovernment records in his possession,
as well as by those on file in the pension
office, that he never personated any one in
order to obtain a pension, and that he had
no occasion to do so; facts, well known to
the commissioner of pensions, he says who
made the statement.
Ranm Represented aa a Claim Agent.
The letter states that General Ranm
made a contract with the writer for 50 per
cent, of a claim he (Dearnaud) had against
the government for meritorious services
during the late war. and that General
Raum made an agreement with General
J. B. Turchin, of Illinois, to make an ar
gument before the senate committee on
military affairs. This was done, says the
letter, and t,nco, was allowed out of a
claim of 50,000 which Dearnaud refused
to accent, and he hav ho u nt ika
that such was the cause of the coldness of
General Raum toward him. The latter,
says the writer, would have received $2,b00
If Dearnaud had accepted the amount.
Upon the advice of' the commanding gen
eral of the western department of the army
and Commissioner Raum. the writer says,
he applied for a pension.
Got Those Casee Somewhat Mixed.
He was given his status by General J. C.
Fremont, who had commissioned him a
captain in the Fifth Missouri volunteers
on Fremont's staff. The writer adds that
he was wounded seriously while in the
service. Dearnaud says the pension office
sent to the adjuntant general's office for
his status in the army instead of adjust
ing his claim as provided in the pension
act of March 23, 1S62, and it now appears
that the adjutant general returned a
wrong record, confusing him (Dearnaud)
with another Alfred Arnaud, captain of
company F Fifth Missouri volunteers. In
justice to himself he asks the committee
to permit him to testify. - His request will
probably be granted.
Greenwalt Again on the Stand.
Special Examiner Greenwalt again ap
peared before the committee and was
asked by Enloe if an arrangement had
been made between General Raum and
himself (witness) to set a trap for Repre
sentative Cooper in sending him the $35
through Morgan, the Bloomington, Ind.,
attorney. Witness declined to answer the
question as in an interview Cooper had
said that he would prosecute in the courts
the n&rties crmnprrpri with th mntr.kr
Cooper told the witness that he would not
inciuae mm in me proceeamgs it he
would make the matter clear, as he want
ed to get at the truth.
Had a Roving; Commission.
Witness said he did not want to furnish
information that Congressman Cooper
could nse in prosecuting others. He after
erward said that he was allowed a general
scope for action on his trip, and if he spent
any money outside of public business Gen
eral Raum would stand for it
In response to Enloe, witness said he did
not Know who nnally got the f25, as Cooper
had returned it to Morgan, and Hersey had
said he did not cet it. Witness Holimul
to answer the question if General Raum
owea mm i. in answer to Cooper wit
ness acknowledged that the money used
in trying to trap the representative was
outside of government business.
The Borrowing Question Again.
Only three other witnesses were ex
aminedPrincipal Examiner Pierson,
who gave some unimportant evidence
about the disbarment of Maring, Slusher
& Co., Columbus, Ind.; M. B. Bayley, a
bureau chief, on the same subject' and
Maurice Ketcham, who was questioned re
garding borrowing money. He first re
fused to reply, but on Pay son's advice ad
mitted borro wing.
WOMEN HAVE A GRIEVANCE.
Poor Pay and Dirty Work for Mender ef
Washington, April 30. A delegation ot
women employed in the government mall
bag repair shop appeared before the bouse
committee on pottoffioes and poetroads
yesterday, under the ciceronage of Mrs.
harlotte Smith, and told of grievances
which they asked to be remedied. They
told the committee that the canvas bags,
which were sect to the shop for repairs
were often covered with tobacco juioe and
other filth and some of the women to
whom they were given to mend frequently
(pecame sick while doing so.
Lena Than UO Per Month.
This necessitated the presence of a doc
tor, and his fee of $ materially reduced
the amount of wages earned by the wom
en who became ilk It was sbown that
only 8X cent were paid for mending each
bag,' and in this connection it was stated
that thirty women who had applied to
Superintendent Bell for an increase to S
cents per bag were dismissed from service,
the reason given for their dismissal being
that the appropriation was exhausted.
Some of the women earned less than $10
per month. An earne-t appeal was made
to the committee for their relief.
HARRISON TO DUDLEY FOULKE.
The Preaident Writes to the Indiana
Civil Service Reformer.
Washington, April 30. In reply to a
letter from Mr. Foulke, of Indiana, dated
Dec 2ft, 1691, asking why he did not ex
tend the civil service rules to postoffices
and custom bouses having less than fifty
employes, President Harrison wrote as
follows on Dec 31, 191: 1 hare your let
to&.oLDe 26. I have not time this morn
ing to discuss at any lengxc toe questxoa
wnicn you present, or to attempt any re
statement of what I have attempted to do
In the promotion of 'civil service reform
movements since I have been here.
Cannot Announce a Programme.
"My thought was that the first thing to
io was to satisfy the country that the law
was being faithfully and impartially ad
ministered as to those offices already class
ified. I think s good deal has been accom
plished in that direction, and there has
been an important extension of the classi
fied service. The subject presented by
you, as well as some other subjects
and movements, is having and will have
my consideration, but I am not now pre
pared to announce any programme."
Bailey Is After the Abaenteee.
Washington. April 3a Bailey of Texas
Introduced in the house yesterday a reso
lution to amend rale 4 at the end of clause
1, by adding the following: "And the ser-geant-at-arms
is hereby directed to with
hold and retain the pay of a member at the
end of each month until there is filed with
him a statement in writing by such mem
ber, and over the member's signature, that
he has not been absent from the house dur
ing the month next preceding," except for
providential causes; or, if he has been ab
sent without such providential causes,
"the statement shall be set forth the exact
number of days of such absence,
and the sergeant at arms shall deduct from
the member's salary for such absence, as
provided for by the statutes."
The Congressional Brief.
Washington, April 30. There being no
races yesterday the house had a quorum
and put in a lot of time over the farce
of summoning members to the bar for
punishment for absence without leave. All
were excused after a real funny time, and
then a little business in the pri
vate claim line was done. At
night a session was held which
didn't pass a pension bill. A feature of
the day session was Reed's reiteration of
his argument in favor of a "present" quo
rum doing business whether voting or not.
He showed that most of the week had
been wasted because of the "voting" quo
rum rule, a quorum having actually been
present nearly all the time.
A Boat with a History.
Washisgton, April W). The steamer
River Queen, which obtained national
fame as President Lincoln's dispatch boat,
will make her reappearance on the Poto
mac river next week as one of the Wash
ington and Mount Vernon line of boats. It
was the River Queen that conveyed Presi
dent Lincoln and Secretary of State Seward
to Hampton Roads, where on Feb. 3, 1865,
on board, a conference was held with a
view to the cessation of hostilities. Al
exander H. Stephens, vice president of the
Confederacy, and R. M. T. Hunter, of
Virginia, and John A. Campbell, ot Ala
bama, represented the southern cause.
The Printed Eavetopv-erteranee.' '
Washington, April 30. In the senate
yesterday Turpie presented a memorial of
the Indianapolis Typothetae in which at
tention is called to the evident injustice
practiced by the United States govern
ment in furnishing printed envelopes at
the cost price of the envelopes only with
no charge for the printing or for delivery.
It is estimated the number of envelopes
furnished in this way exceeds 300,000,000.
The Typothetw bases its objections on the
ground that the government has no right
to set up opposition to private enterprise,
or to invade its field.
Retaliation on Canada.
Washington, April 30. Xo action has
yet been taken by the president in refer
ence to the proposed retaliation upon
Canada on account of the tolls charged
American vessels for passing through
Welland canal by levying a toll upon
Canadian vessels which use the Sault Ste.
Marie canal. It. is expected that the presi
dent will send - a communication to con
gress early next week and will recommend
congressional action, which will be neces
sary before the treasury department will
have authority to impose toll on Canadian
Democratic Executive Committee.
Washington, April 30. The following
is a list of senators who will serve on the
executive committee of the national Demo
cratic campaign committee: Matthew
C. Butler, South Carolina; Alfred H. Col
quitt, Georgia; Joseph C. S. Blackburn,
Kentucky; James K. Jones, Ark.; W. B.
Bate, Tennessee; Charles J. Faulkner,
West Virginia; David Turpie, Indiana;
Rufus Blodg'tt, New Jersey; John 8.
Barbour, Virginia, and R. Q. Mills, Texas.-
Sherman's Wheat-Grading Bill. '
Washington, April 30. The house com
mittee on agriculture has ordered a favora
ble report on the senate bill introduced by
Sherman to provide for fixing a uniform
standard of classification and grading of
wheat, corn, oats, barley, and rye.
GREAT MEETING OF METHODISTS.
Gathering at Omaha for the Qamd'en
Omaha, April 31. A few of the delegates
from distant points to the general Meth
odist conference arrived yesterday, but the
balk of them came in today. A special
train from New York, bringing New York
and New England delegates, reached this
citjr at 9 o'clock a. m. Another special from
Philadelphia, bringing Pennsylvania and
southern delegates, reached here at 10:80
a m. Numerous excursions are being
planned, one of which is to bring people
from this state and Iowa on Sunday School
Day. The conference opens tomorrow.
Bishop Busy with Preparations.
The bishops are busy with the prepara
tory work of the conference. The quad
rennial address of the conference will
probably be delivered by Bishop Fowler
on Monday. A great meeting is antici
pated for tomorrow afternoon at Exposi
tion hall. It will be a missionary meeting
and special music and eloquent speakers
have been provided.
Brewers Plead for t hicago Anarchists.
BUFFALO, April 30. At Thursday's ser
Sion of the brewers' employes' conven
tion a resolution was adopted directing
the secretary to ask of the governor of llli
ncis the pardon of Fielden, Net-lie an-.!
Schwab, the three , men in the Joliet pen
tentiary serving time for complicity in
the Chicago riots. ,- . .
Successful Teat of Baker's Submarine
Boat Near Detroit.
Detroit, April 30. George C. Baker
demonstrated yesterday that water can be
navigated at a reasonable depth below the
surface. A final test of his submarine
boat, upon which he has been at work
since December, 18J0, was made In the
river Rouge, five miles from Detroit, and
was entirely satisfactory to the inventor.
The river is only sixteen feet deep, which
admits of the boat being sunk two feet.
It was run up and down and across the
stream several times, turning, sinking '
and rising at the pilot's pleasure without
Deaerlptlon of the Craft.
The boat is cigar-shaped, made of oak,
the shell being forty ftet long, fourteen
feet high, nine feet wide amidships, and
seven inches thick. The motive power is a
storage battery of Ss60 cells, which is be
lieved to be the" largest ever made. This
also generates light The course of the
boat is directed by a pilot who stands in a
small conning tower which is provided
with look-out holes. It is necessary in
taking bearings to rise to the surface, but
in so doing only a few inches of the top of
the tower appears above the surface. With
the conning tower hermetically sealed the
interior of the boat contains 1,500 feet of
sir. The wheels are on each side, midway
between bow and stern and one foot below
the center line. The boat is raised aud
lowered by letting water into the hold and
by deflecting the side wheels.
The Colts Can Win Occasionally.
Chicago, April 30. A break in the mon
otonous gloom of defeat yesterday wreathed
the face of the Chicago ball crank with
smiles that could be seen by people behind
him, and when the Chicago-Philadelphia
score was announced he was happy for the
first time in weeks. League scores yester
day: At Chicago Philadelphia 2, Chicajro
4; at Pittsburg Baltimore 3, Pittsburg li;
at Cincinnati Washington 4, Cincinnati
1; at St. Louis Boston 0, St. Louis 4; at
Cleveland New York 5, Cleveland 14; at
Louisville Brooklyn 2, Louisville 5.
Western: At Omaha Columbus 5,
Illinois-Indiana: At Jo'.iet Rockford
4, Joliet 5; at Peoria Rock lsland-Molino
8, Peoria 18; at Evansville Terre Haute
4, Evansville 5; at Jacksonville Quincy 2,
The police raided the workiugraen's
clubs of Barcelona, Spain, and made a
large number of arrests, owing to the se
cret distribution of an incendiary mani
festo among the workingmen's associa
tions. The clubs were closed, and will not
be allowed to reoppn.
PRODUCE AND LIVE STOCK MARKETS.
Chicago April 29.
Following were the quotations on the board
of trade today: VThet April, opened
Hc, closed 8 (,c; May, opened t4c, cloaed
8jat July, opened and closed Sitae Cora
Apilt opened 4n4c. cloaed 4t c; May, 404a,
cloaed ic; July, opened due, closed Ho.
Oats May, opened Ssc, closed SSc; June,
opened 27c, closed 2c; July, opened 27T
cloaed Sic. Pork April, opened $9.84, closed
J9.50; May, opened 89.45, cloaed $9.50; July,
opened fi.S closed $9.7Hks- Lard April,
opened $6.'!u, closed $(1.2.5.
Live Stock - Prices at the I'nion Stock
yards today ranged aa fo lows: Hogs Market
active a'nd prices steady at the opening, bat
later declined oc; salei ra.iged at J-l.Wi4.46
pigs. $4.ai.4.65 light. $1. 1044.25 rough packing.
-1.2o,4.tW mixed, t-3u4.4i heavy packing
Cattle Market fairly active and prices 5a
10c lower; quotations ranged at $ 5o&5 0J
choi.e to extra shipping steers, $4.0'(g4.8U good
to choice do; J4.75&4.2 . fair to good, J3.2S&3.90
common to meuium do, fift'ii S.T5 butchers'
St. era, 42.o0:l.25 ttockera, 52.70. Ot Texas
steers, taiiy.4.00 feeders, $1.403.50 cows.
H.Tiiii. bulls and $1JU3,4. jU veal calves.
Sheep Market fairly active and prioes
firmer: quotations ranged at $.!&-: west
erns, $4.g0&6.40 natives, and $5.7.a.6.SO lambs.
Shorn lota SOiTo per 1U) lbs below quotations
Produce: Batter Fancy separator.' 2Jc: per
lb; fine creameries, &)21c; dairies, fancy,
fresh, 18c; packing slock, freeh. liiailc. Ego
Fresh, ISic per doz. Live poultry Chickens,
12c per lb.; roosters. 6c; ducks, 12&13c; turkeys,
choiCi hens, 1 Jc; young toma. 12c; geese, 13.0U
6.(0 i er doz. Potatoes Hebrons. 28430c per
bu.; Bar-banks 33&c6c; Bote. 27&30c for seed;
Peerless, 2o(28c; common to poor mixed lota,
'WaSSc. Apples Common, $:.wJ2.2o per brt;
good, s.5042.75; fancy, jauoa3J.
Ntw York, April 29.
Wheat Xo. S red winter cash, Kc; April.
MHc; May, c; June. f,c Corn-No.
mixed cash. Sic; April, 53c; May, 47 c; Jane;
6Hc. Oats No. z mixed cash. 34c; May, 33Ko
July. 33HC. Rye-Steady; cash, 8oe&Jc. Bar-ley-NeglecteJ.
Pork-luU; mesi, $10.50
11.0) for new. Lard-Quiet; May, & 50; July
Live Stock: Cattle-Market active: poor t
to beat native steers. $aT j.73 per li lba;
Texana, J3 85; bolls and dry cow. 81. S
Sheep and Lambs -Tra ling very slow and
prices off He per lba; nnahorn sheep,
L50 per MM lbs; clipped do. $4 s.-VfrliS; in
ahorn lambs. $6.30Q7.au: clipped do. &.Styfr
Vi. Ho g Nominally flna; live hogs, tiNUA
kM per 1UU lbs.
About Bifartmalrlng. after an. They can
tell a GOOD BAKINO POWDER
without the ectenunc aid of a fn.
men Chemist, a Supreme Analyst, er
- Should be tested. Jos as any other cook,
leg material, by actual nae. It gives
Better Satisfaction at Half
the Coat of the other tiam,
Can form an eptnlon of their own.
Get a Can of Clhama from yean
'. and eonvtons jroaisslt