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land Daily Argus.
ROCK ISLAND, TUESDAY, MAT 3, 1892.
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SAX & RICE.
The House Embraces an Op
portunity for Work.
rOUE BILLS OF HJTEBEST PASSED.
Bepublleana Treated to a Surprise by
Bryan, Who Geta the Free Binding
Twine Measure Through Teat Inti
mate That There Waa Boodle in the
Fair Location The Pension Office In
qalry Some Talk of Duels Trouble
Ahead with Italy Monthly Financial
, Washington, May 8. The house took
a fit of industry yesterday and also ad
vantage of the fact that it was suspension
day, and did a day's work that was
not all wind. The first bill called up un
der the suspension of the rules was one
that admits to American registry a lim
ited number of high class steamships al
ready running in established lines, of not
less than 8,000 tons, with a speed of not
less, than twenty knots per hour. The
parties obtaining registers for such vessels
must contract for the construction in
American shipyards of an equal amount
of tonnage 'with that of the foreign built
steamships which are to become Amer
icanized. It passed without trouble. Then
came a bill to pension the survivors of the
Black Hawk, Creek, Cherokee and Sem
inole Iudiaa wars. It passed also.
Surprised the Republican.
After the passage of a bill which win
open the nort hern half of the Colville res
ervation in Washington to settlement at
$1.50 per acre, the Republicans were sur
prised to bear Bryan, the Nebraska cham
pion of free trade, move the suspension of
the rules and passage of the bill putting
binding twine on the free list. Burrows
said he did not thiuk that Bryan seriously
intended to pass a bill that way, without
notice to the minority. But Burrows did
not know Bryan, for the latter remarked
that such was his .intention, and he asked
for a vote.
Skirmishing for a Quorum.
It was first necessary to find a Demo
cratic quorum and this took half an hour.
Then fifteen minutes were given each side
for debate, in which Payne of New York
charged the Democracy with fishing for
the farmer vote with a ball of free bind
ing twine for bait, and Hatch was not sur
prised that the Republicans opposed the
bill as they opposed, he said, every at
tempt to take burdens off the people. The
bill passed lb- to 47 Coburn of Wiscon
sion and Covert ol New York, Democrat-,
voting no, and Broderich. P.ckler and
Jolley, Republicans, voting aye.
Holman Clves 'Em Warning;.
While all this going on so smoothly it
was not to be wondered that some bill
with an appropriation attached should
find its way to a vote. Thus it was that
bill was passed to established a military
post at or near Helena, Mont., and appro
priating $100,000 therefor. Holman
opposed to the bill and warned the house
that their faces would turn pale when
they discovered the lavish expendi
ture being made by the passage of bills in
this way without proper and due con
sideration. Vest Says "I Told Ton So."
In the senate Vest took occasion (while
expressing contempt for certain petitions
threatening congressmen, if they did not
use their influence for a closed World's
fair on Sunday, with trouble over re-election),
to make some imputations on the
World's fair management. The World's
fair committee had found, in nosing
around the finances of the fair, that $1)0,000
bad been spent in locating the fair, and he
wanted to know who got the money. He
was sorry to say that the committee had
found just what he expected it to do. The
statement was received in silence, although
it! contained a plain charge of boodlery.
' CHARGED IT TO GREEN B., JR.,
But Payson Finds In Writing Another
Tiew of the Case.
Washington, May 3. Captain J. D.
Rhodes, an attorney who was disbarred by
Commissioner Raum, was before the pen
sion inquiry committee yesterday. He
presented the correspondence between
himself and Commissioner Raum and said
that he believed he was disbarred because
of a disagreement between Green B. Raum
Jr., over a horse trade. Witness wanted
$175 for a horse and young Raum wanted
to pay $75 cash and $100 worth of pension
office influence in making claims special.
Witness declined, and told Raum that he
was not then in the pension business. Gen
eral Raum disbarred him, saying that it
was because of many complaints of vio
lating the rules of the bureau.
First Denies, Then Admits.
Judge Payson cross-examined the wit
ness and was evidently "loaded" for him.
The witness denied writing a letter in
which certain uncomplimentary epithets
were applied to Commissioner Raum, but
when Judge Pay ton read the letter, wit
ness acknowledged its authorship with the
exception of the word "old" as descriptive
of Raum. Witness said he meant it then,
endorses it now and never shall change
Lacks Beraethlng of Consistency.
' Judge Payson read a letter written to
General Raum by witnes.and dated Deo.
14, 1881, four days later than the former,
in which Rhodes says to the commissioner
that he shall do his duty now at a gentle
man and make an apology In a truthful
mander. The letter further states that he
perused the commissioner's letter to him,
and says that he could not help but feel
the tinge of shame creep over his face
while perusing his own words quoted in
the letter: "I spoke of yon in a very im
proper manner and I swear it was uncall
ed for, and if you will extend your sympa
thies in my behalf to forgive me in my
Impropriety, I promise,upon my honor as a
man, my reputation as a soldier and my
standing as an attorney, to never be guilty
of a like production while I live."
Concludes to Stand by No. 1.
Judge Payson put in evidence numerous
letters containing charges against Rhodes,
one from A. T. Bovard which contact se
rious charges, some of which were of a
criminal character. Several letters from
officials recommending Rhodes' disbar
ment were read by Judge Payson and put
in evidence. After a severe cross-examination
the witness concluded his answers
J to Judge Payson't questions, by savins!
mat ne stoou oy toe um Kim reao. oy
Payson, and he would not retract a word.
Brief Record of Congress.
Washington. May 8. In the senate yes
terday Vest, in handing up a petitition
protesting against opening the World's
I-'air on Sunday, and threatening
lo taboo all congressmen who fail
ed to support the closing of the
exposition on Sunday, said that as a sen
ator he should vote on the question with
out paying the slightest attention to these
threats. After business of a routine na
ture the senate went into secret session on
the Russian and French extradition
treaties. At 4:10 the doors were reopened
and the senate adjourned.
The house passed several important bill
under suspension of the rules, including
the bill to place binding twine on the free
list, a bill to authorize a register at
vessels of the United States to such for
eign built steamships of 8,000 tons and
over sailing in an established line
from a port within the United States, of
which not less than 90 per cent, of the for
eign capital was owned by citizens of
the United States; and granting a pension
of $8 per month to the survivors of the
Blackhawk, Creek, Cherokee and Seminole
wars. The consular and diplomatic bill
was debated for an hour and the house
NATIONAL FINANCIAL STATEMENT.
'Slight Apparent Increase la the) Bonded
Debt The Surplus.
Washington May 8. The debt state
ment for April was issned by the treasury
department yesterday. It shows an in
crease of the aggregate debt of $609,848.18.
There was an increase of $400 in the interest-bearing
debt, a decrease of $778,775 in
the non-interest bearing debt, and a de
crease of $1,330,723.18 in the surplus cash
in the treasury, The total debt May 1, less
$31,518,660.88 surplus cash in the treasury
anu $100,000,000 gold reserve the green
back ledemption fund was $838,727,933.23,
composed of $25,664,500 of 2 percent, bonds;
$T59,fi4,530 of 4 per cent, bonds, and $381,-$J14,yi-.85
on which there is no interest.
Tbe Wealth in the Treasury.
Gf the treasury surplus on May 1 na
tional depositories held $17,378,373.48,
ngainst $17,500,740.40 on the 1st of April.
Gold assets in the treasury aggregate
$-73,623,455.45, a decrease from April 1 of
$ti,523,813.89. The silver in store amount
ed to $439,013,987.17, nearly $5,000,000 more
than a month ago. The certi ficates issued
against these assets and in circulation
are: gold, $153,773,699; silver, $327,289,896;
eilver treasury notes of 1890. $81,507,770.
The table of government receipts and ex
penditures in April shows receipts from
all sources to have been $27,388,354.04
.ran!.... 0 fllS DDI " -- A 1 . . . 1 .
Increase of Expenditures.
The expenditures were $31,098,076.97.
against $25,331,194.06 in the corresponding
month last year. The expenditures in de
tail were: Pensions, $13,705,035.11; re
demption national bank notes, $1,038,335;
interest, $1,765,660.88; ordinary, $15,688,
925.08. The receipts for the current fiscal
year to May 1, amounted to $295,528,891.59,
as against - 34I,6ll,S90.04 in the same time
in the fiscal year of 189at
CUMMINGS WAS PREMATURE.
A Prospect for a Duel or Attempt at
Washington, May 8. Congressman
Cummings thought he detected a masher
at work Sunday, and taught him the dan
gers of mashing. Mr. Cummings and his
wife, with a party of ladies and gentlemen,
were coming up from Marshall Hall on
board the McAllister. A tall, handsome
man sat opposite the group on the deck,
and Mr. Cummings soon made up his
mind that the stranger was trying to flirt
with somebody in his party. After stand
ing it as long as he could the New York
representative jumped to his feet, and ex
claiming, "These ladies, sir, are respecta
ble," struck the stranger a terrible blow on
the side of the face. Mr. Cummings struck
the man again, when friends of both sep
arated them. The stranger refused to give
his name, but swore that he would have
Must Fight or Be Thrashed.
One of bis friends said Mr. Camming
would receive a challenge and if he refus
ed to fight a duel he would be horsewhip
ped on the public streets. The aggrieve!
man's companions assert that Mr. Com
mings was altogether too hasty, and that
the man he attacked was a gentleman,who
had no idea of insulting any of the ladies
who were with the representative. They
say he was simply admiring one of the
ladies in a respectful manner. Mr. Cum
mings, according to his friends, has not
yet received a challenge, and while they
laugh at the idea of one being sent they
are evidently much troubled over the oat
come of the affair.
There la Pepper la the Air.
Washington, May S. Thomas J. Geary
and General Cutting, congressmen from
California, are reported to have had s
rather serious personal ' encounter at
Chamberlin's the other night, and it
Is said that a doet between the two men,
was prevented only through the friendly
offices of Colonel Henry Watterson. The
quarrel between Geary and Catting is said
lo have grown out of the refusal of the
former to introduce the latter to a party of
friends with whom he was enjoying a mid
Agreed an Chinese Eaelaaloa.
Washington, May 8 The co&ferrees
have reached an agreement on tbe Chi
nese exclusion bill. The basis of the
agreement is said to be the senate bill, but
it contains clauses providing for the
registration of resident Chinese and for
suspension of bail in habeas corpus ap
plications. Mrs. Harrlaon Much Better. -Washington.
May 3. Mrs. Harrison
has sufficiently recovered from her recent
attack of lumbago to enable her to sit np
again Mrs. Harrison is regaining
strength and last evening said that she ex
pects to be able to leave the city at an
Found the Fnse Flszlnr,.
Seville, May 3. Sunday morning a
nrioat nnnn entering the confessional in a
church here found a metal tube wi h c
burning fuse attached. He extinijuii-lied
the fuse and took the tube to the po.icr.
who found that it was filled with :yu-
mite. The man who placed the bo.uv i:
believed to be a fojeistu huckster.
A CROW TO PICK WITH ITALY.
The Case of Nicolo Mllo Gives Uncle
Sam a Grievance.
Washington, May a Nicolo Milo, a
naturalized citicen of the United States, Is
likely to become a national celebrity. Milo
came ftom Italy to New York when about
10 years old,n resided there continuously
tantll he was 29V ears of age, having mean
while beerr admflted to United States citi
zenship. On hit return to Italy he was ar
rested and conffaed in an underground
cell of a military prison and afterwards
forced to serve in the Italian army, al-
thotfgh he exhibited his certificate of nat
. Indemnity on the Other Leg.
Senator Manderson has introduced a
Joint resolution setting forth the facts in
the case as transmitted to congress in a
message from the president, requesting
the president to take amicable measures to
obtain from the Italian government a
suitable indemnity for the injuries inflic- '
ted on Mllo' and satisfactory assurances
that citizens of the United States visiting
Italy for proper purposes shall not here
after be imprisoned or pressed into the
army of Italy for failure to perform mili
tary service, in cases like Milo's.
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TWO BAD RAILWAY WECKS.
Three Men Killed on the J Monon A Chl
eago and Erie Crash.
Chicago, May a The sleeper on the
Chicago and Erie railway went through a
small bridge near Crown Point, Ind., yes
terday, turning over several times and
landing bottom side up. There were but
five persons in the car, and all were hurt
as follows: G. W. Granger, traveling
agent for the Blue and Canada fast freight
lines, Detroit, arm dislocated; E. S. Bar
bour, Detroit, contusion of forehead and
left leg hurt: T. R. Bowes, scalp wound;
Henry Brown, scalp wound and left leg
'hurt; colored porter injured internally, not
Victims of a Freight Wreck.
At Otis, Ind., a freshet carried away a
trestle yesterday morning just as a freight
train on the Monon was crossing. The
engine and twelve cars went into the break
and three trainmen were killed. Their
names are given herewith: Engineer J.
C. Murray, Fireman James Brown and
Brakeman Elmer H. Brown.
Political Comfort for Harrison.
Washington. May 3 It is claimed that
according to tbe tab of delegates to the
Minneapolis -convention kept at adminis
tration headquarter in Washington, 335
delegates have already been placed on the
PRODUCE AND LIVE STOCK MARKETS.
Chicaoo, May 1
Followi-a? were tbe quotations on the board
of tra.o today: Wheat May, opened
81)4-, closed 8"sc; J one, opened 8194c, closed
Sie; J air. opened 814c closed 6c Corn
Hay, opened $4?, closed 4Uc; June, openel
S&4C closed H '; July, opened and closed
Hc Oats-May. opened 28Ho, cloaed
2SSe; Jan., opened 2S'.-c cloaed 28c; July.
opened c, otoaed Pork May, opened
19.36, closed $9.4U; July, opened $9.55, closed
$9.00; September, opined $9.74 closed $9.75.
Lard May, opened $6.15, closed $6.1.
Live Stock - In ices at the Tnion Stock
yards today ranged as follows: Hogs-Market
active aud prices were oteady; sale ranged
at $3.70&4.40pigs. $4.1UQ,4.eo light. $4.00a4.20
rough packing, $4.i4.55 mixed, $4.254.60
heavy pack mi; shipping lots.
Cattle Market uull and prices steady;
quotations ranged at $4.505.00 choice
to extra shipping stern, (4.0 1 4.0) good
to choice do; $i75j.l.2 fair to good, $3.25(3.90
common to medium do, $.l(Xi3.7i butchers'
steers, $2.503,3.21 i-tockers, $2.70400 Texas
steers, t3.UiM.00 feeders, 11.40x3.50 cows.
$1.7j3.5: bolls and $100S4.aO veal calves.
Sheep Market fairly active and price
steady; quotations ranged at $5.00&6J west
erns, f4.806.40 natives, an! Jo.7jjs6.90 lambs.
Shorn lots 00 75 per 1U0 lb below quotatioae
given above. .
I Tod ace: Butter Fancy separator. Jtie ner
lb; fine creameries, axaSle; dairies, fancv.
fresh, 18c; packing stock, fresh, 10 lie Eggs
Fresh, lSic per dos. Live poultry Chickens,
13c per lb.; roos (era. 8c; docks, 12313c; turkeys,
choice hens, Lie; yonng toms, 12c; geese, $3.0
6-UO per dox. Potatoes Hebrons, S8fcJ0o per
bu.; Burbanks S336c; Rose. 27.10c for seed:
rveriess, zas&ssc; common to poor mixed lota.
20225c. Apples Common, $:.00&!jS5 per brU
good, 2JMQS.75; fancy, &00O.ajti.
Kew Tons. May S.
Wheat No. t red winter cash. 99c: Hit.
90Hc; June. SOtfc; July. 90a Corn No. S
mixed cash. Sic; May, 48U June, 45tao: Julv.
46c. Oats No. 2 mixed cash. Sic: Mar. SSttks
August 33c. Rye Dull; 0&liAc for the
whole range. Barley Nominal. Pork Quiet:
nw, $10.51111.09 for new. Lard Uuie':
June, $6-44; July. $. r ,
Live Stock: Cattle TradiM active trail
grades at an advance of 10c; poorest to bet
native steers. S4.10at.9i per 100 lbs; balls - nd
dry rows, litolfi. Sheep and Lambs
BBeep, slow bat steady; lambs, active and Ho
per lb h tubers unshorn sheen. IAS5.n7.00 ner
hK lbs; clipped do, $4.7i2!V7S; onahorn lambs,
AJOaWS; clipped do. $4.75ai.TS. Hogs
nominally firm: live hoes. Bt.tJts3.S0 ner 100
For referring to a eubject so unoonal. I
n may noaeaea interest wot i
la aold for half the price of the other
kinds. IS SOLD, we aey-lf tbe quality
was not what tt should be, ot course k
would not sell at all.
Baking Powder Companies say nocblng
of taelr exorbitant prices, but taHt 000
tlnuaoy of chemical analysts, Ac,
Let tbe adentlata lead the erientiata. bat
- let practice! women try CUaamx. and
-- Judge for themselves.
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