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Rock Island ; Daily Argub.
VOL XL. NO. 172.
ROCK ISLAND, FRIDAY, MAY 13 , 1892.
I Single Copies 5 Censa
Week ISM Ceata
SAX & RICE, New Proprietors,
You know as well as we do that for Cash
you can buy cheaper than on credit. We
do a strictly Cash Business, and when tra
ding with us you are not compelled to pay
for the loss of bad debts, etc. We have no
Old Shelf Worn Goods in our house, as the
goods of the old firm were closed out with
a RUSH after their failure; we have more
nice new Clothing to select from than any
two Clothing houses in the city. The Lon
don is the only Cash Clothing House in
We have just received a lot of MEN'S
SUITS which are worth
We will sell for
Por the finest line of Children's Suits,
P0r the best line of Underwear,
or the best line of Summer Shirts,
or the best line of Neck Vear,
the best line of Hats, Go To
It Rules the House in Matters
BOTJUD TO CUT DOWN THE EXPENSES
Indirect Attack on the Tariff Law De
feated by Points of Order, But the
Items Remain the Same Reed'a Satire
I Tain and the "Great Objector" Only
.Asks a Vote Wanamaker Before the
Civil Service Reform Committee In
vestigating the Census Official News
Washington, May 13. After some pre
liminary business in the house yesterday
Oates introduced a resolution as a substi
tute for that of Watson of Georgia, for an
investigation of the Pinkerton force,limit
ing the cost to $2,000. In discussing the
matter Watson said the force was a men
ace to good order. He was no more in
favor of labor .having a standing army
than capitalists. He stood by the law and
wanted these parties to do the same. His
idea of having an investigation was that
the United States could control the
running of its mail trains and the trains
engaged in interstate commerce. Taylor of
Ohio, Bynum and Hemphill opposed the
investigation on the ground that it was a
The Fight Over Economy.
The sundry civil bill then came up and
a fight took, place over a proposition to in
crease the appropriation the life
saving 'service to $40S,000 instead
of 1370,000, Breckinridge declaring that
the latter sum was insufficient for the ser
vice. Reed had moved the increase, but
it was defeated 151 to 16. One item
adopted was for a life-saving station on
the World's fair site, Chicago. As adopted
the item permits the erection of a station
en the fair grounds, after a site shall have
been donated to the United States, which
station shall take the place of the station
now located at Chicago, the crew thereof
to be removed to the new station.
Schemes to Reduce Appropriations.
One of the plans adopted to reduce ap
propriations for the service was to reduce
the cost of articles by letting imported ar
ticles came in free of duty. The Repub
licans made a fight on this, and got it
stricken out on the ground that it was not
germane, chanced existing law, and did
not reduce expenses. In the section of the
bill covering the Smithsonian Institution
there was a proviso for the admission ot
articles imported for the use of the nation
al museum free of duty, but it was strick
en out on the same point of order. Cogs
well endeavored to increase the appropria
tion, but the house refused to sustain
Bolman Declines to Explain.
. Reed tried to draw Holman into an ex
planation of the extraordinary cuts made
in the bill, but couldn't do it. Cogswell
of Massachusetts gave notice that if this
policj was persisted in the Democrats
would find that they could not make rapid
progress. He tried to increase the
amounts for the national Zoological park,
but failed and appealed to the other side
to destroy the park by direction abolish
it but not bleed it to death, whereupon
Bailey of Texas moved to strike out the
whole paragraph. Butler of Iowa said the
assertion that the Republicans did not
want to obstruct business, but wanted ex
planation, implied that they would vote on
all questions, but only three had voted on
the last division.
REED INDULGES A SATIRE.
He Gives the House the Benefit of His
Reed Now that is a very touching state
ment. Laughter. I think my friend
from Massachusetts (Coggswell) is not
at all right in the position which he has
taken that is, that the gentlemen from
Indiana (Holman) should afford an ex
planation to this house for his action. He
has not any. Laughter. That is the
reason why he is silent. The only ex
planation that can really be given is a
simple one, and he does not like to present
it; but, I am going to suggest to the house
precisely what it is. I am going to do it
simply because I have had experience, and
have seen this thing time and again. If
we could only attact in some way or other
the attention of the people of this country
to perform aces like this, I think we would
get rid of them.
A Reason That Counts Every Time.
But, unfortunately, if there is anything
that this country does not care about it is
the house of representatives and the sen
ate. Laughter. Yon can see that by the
hands they have recently put the house in.
Laughter. Now, I have seen this per
formance at least ten times a great many
times under the leadership of a very great
man, whose tactics today aie being imi
tated by the present chairman of the com
mittee on appropriations. Having no rea
son . to give except the reason of brute
force he gives that. Three to one that is
the argument in favor of these appropria
tions. Butler It counts just the same
Expects the Senate to Io the Work.
Reed There are three of you to one of
us. There is no other reason on the face of
the earth except that. Now, what is the
purpose demonstrated here? The object
the purpose is to deceive the people of the
United States as to the action of the
Democratic party. It is an attempt to ob
tain the good will of the American people
upon their economic ideas without actu
ally benefitting them in the least in the
world. Nobody knows better than the
chairman of the committee on ap
propriations at this minute that
all these appropriations that we are
going through now have to be revised, and
have got to be added to by the senate of
the United States in accordance with their
official duty which they will have to per
form. He knows that the government
will not be starved, because the senate
will pat on the amendments, and after a
decent little performance, with a natural
coyness he will accept many of them al
most all of them then he will go to the
country and say: "Look, see what a vir
tuous house we had, and see what a profli
gate senate f Great laughter.
Too Bad for Grown Men. -This
is the tenth repetition within my
recollection of this kind of business. Is it
not too bad for grown men to be doing
thief Renewed laughter. These ap
propriations came in litre wnn tne ap
proval of the committee on appropria
tions. A portion of one of them was
stricken out under the rules of the house,
and they declined to adopt the amend
ment necessary in order to bring it up to
the standard they set up for them
selves. They stand condemned out of
their own mouths, and yet here they are.
What is the object ofitf The object of
It is to go the country with a false token;
to charge the senate of the United States
acd the political party which it represents
with extravagance that these men them
selves have justified by their own votes
and hands. And you are all going to fol
low him. This exposition of it would not
make any difference, nor have I the slight
est hope that I shall attract the attention
of the country to it.
Wise Retorts on Reed.
Wise You have never said anything
more truthful than that.
Reed I have never said anything more
truthful, and I have said a great many
truthful things in this house, as the gen
tleman from Virginia knows. Now, Mr.
Chairman, I think we had better go into
particulars. I sincerely hope that the
gentleman from Indiana will attempt
something for decency sake that looks like
Holman-jMr. Chairman, I hope we will
have a vote. Great laughter on the Demo
The motion of Bailey to strike out was
WANAMAKER ON THE STAND.
He Gives Bis Tiew of the Baltimore Post
Washington, May 13. The investiga
tion into the alleged violation of the cirfl
service law by federal employes in Balti
more was continued yesterday by the
house committee on reform in the civil
service, with Postmaster General Wana
maker on the stand. Boatner wanted to
know why the postmaster general had
started an investigation of his own to give
the accused a chance to deny what they
had already admittted to the civil service
commission, but Wanamaker protested
against that form of - statement, saying it
was not the truth.
"But the report of the civil service com
mission" interrupted Boatner.
"It does not manage the postoffloe de
partment," retorted Wanamaker.
Bnatiitr Persists In His Inquiry.
Boatner persisted in his question, re
peating it to the effect that these men had
confessed their guilt to the commission,
and he wished to know why the postoffloe
department ignored the recommendations
of the commission and accepted the state
ments of these men made in exoneration
of themselves as having greater weight
than the statements inculpating them
selves. Wanamaker said his policy waste
giye everybody a hearing. The men had
asked a post office inquiry and got it. He
had nothing to do with the commission's
action. His duty was to Investigate foi
The Doings of Congress Briefed.
Washington, May 131 The senate yes
terday disposed of the naval appropria
tion bill up to the point where the increase
of the navy and the proposed new battle
ships come in. Discussion of these dis
puted matters was postponed. Among
the committee amendments adopted was
one appropriating $50,000 as a starter foi
the Columbian naval rendezvous and re
view. The house spent another day in consid
eration of the sundry civil bill, covering
about twenty-five pages. The committee
on appropriations had inserted provisions
that articles imported for the use of the
light house establishment and of the great
national museum should be admitted free
of duty. These were stricken out on
points of order made by Burrows that they
were not germane, did not reduce expenses
and changed existing laws.
The Pension Inquisition.
Washington, May ia The pension In
vestigating committee met in the pension
office yesterday. Dr. Ingraham testified
that there was no evidence to show that
W. W. Dudley had been examined prior
to the increase of his pension. Other wit
nesses declined to answer questions. M.
G. Seckendorf, of the New York Tribune,
said that he did not know that Russell
Harrison had interfered to prevent attacks
on the bureau in his paper.
Investigating the Census Bureau.
Washington, May 13. The sub-com-mitte
of the house committee on the elev
enth census appointed to investigate the
charges contained in the resolution of
Representative Alderson that the census
bureau has been wrongfully conducted un
der the management of Superintendent
Porter began its sessions yesterday, and
Representative Reyburn told the story of
the alleged bad work in Philadelphia.
Inoculation Is No Good.
Washington, May 13. The department
of agriculture has issued a bulletin pre
pared by Dr. D. E. Salmon, chief of the
bureau of animal industry, containing a
review of several attempts made in recent
years for the protection of swine against
hog cholera by inoculation. Dr. Salmon's
conclusion is that inoculation as a pre
ventive against hog cholera is a failure.
Building for an Indiana Town.
Washington, May 13. The house com
mittee on public buildings and grounds
has ordered a favorable report on the bill
for a public building at Columbus, Ind..
to cost $40,000.
Officials Out of the City.
Washington, May 13. Assistant Sec
retary Wharton, of the state department,
has gone to Boston, Mass., General J. W.
Foster to Chicago.
Confirmed Mr. Coolldge.
Washington, May 13. The senate yes
terday confirmed the nomination of T.
Jefferson Cool id e, of Massachusetts, to
be minister to France.
Races at Louisville and St. Louis.
ST. Louis, May 13. The winning horse?
at the course here yesterday were: Tom
Karl, J mile, 1:16; Burt Jordan, 6J fur
longs, 1:25; Helen Nichols, J mile, 0:49:
Carter B., 1)4 furlongs, 1:38; Orrick, 6;
furlongs, 1:36; Ethel Gray, I mile, 1:)4.
Louisville, May 13. Following are tU
names of the winners on Churchill Down;
yesterday: Salvation, J mile, 1:18; In
terior, X mile, 0:5CJ; Deerfoot, mile.
1:03; Mary McGowan, 1 mile, M; Kicc
eem. 1 mile 50 yards, 1:47.
The Missouri river is again rapidly ris
Dg at Kansas City.
William Astor, the New York million
aire, was buried in Trinity churchyard.
New York city.
The pottery of Thomas A. Maddock &
Sons at Trenton, N. J., was destroyed by
fire. Loss, $175,000.
William Hughes, city clerk of New
Richmond, Wis., has been mysteriously
missing since Friday last.
Jay Gould is still at Albuquerque and
enjoying the climate so well that he will
Btay there as long as he can.
John Williams and his wife, by agree
ment, committed suicide at St. Louis, be
cause they were poverty-stricken.
Mr. Blaine made a misstep at a garden
par ty at Washington and measured his
length on the ground. He was not severe
English newspapers consider the govern
ments agreement to take part in a silver
conference an unwise concession to the
free coinage advocates.
Seven thousand members of the Missouri
A. O. U. W. paraded at St. Louis in cele
bration of the seventeenth anniversary of
the order in that state.
The Waukesha fight has been trans
ferred to the courts, the village board hay
ing enjoined the Hygeia Springs company
from piping water out of town.
Three men were killed, one mortallyfand
seven severely injured by the explosion
of a battery of boilers at Midland, Mich.
There is a prospect of an armed conflict
between the miners of the Ccsur d' Alene
region and the mine owners, owing to the
determination of the latter to employ non
Lewis Johnson, a Kansas City burglar,
had a unique scheme. He threw a stone
through the window of the house he
wanted to rob, and if that roused no one
he concluded it a safe thing.
The Common Carriage Bolt and Nut as
sociation, which represents all the car
riage bolt concerns with two exceptions in
the country, has decided to reduce the
price of its product 5 per cent.
It is the talk in New York that Mrs.
Frank Leslie, who is the wife of a man
named Wilde, has taken her protege to
England to inform his mother that if he
doesn't earn his own living he can't be
the fair Frank's husband.
The first of the Chicago boodle cases to
come to trial has fallen through, Judge
Collins declaring, after hearing the evi
dence of one witness for the state, that M.
B. Hereley, member of the board of educa
tion, should never have been indicted.
PRODUCE AND UyE STOCK MARKETS.
Chicago, May 12.
Following were the quotations on the board
of trade today: Wheat May, opened
closed SJHc; June, opened SIHc, closed
81J6c;July, opened He closed SlJc Corn
May, opened 47ic cluged 46-s-; June, opened
43?4c, closed 44c; July, opened and closed
sSlsc Oats May, opened and closed
&c; June, opened and closed SAfrr, July
opened 2t9ic dosed 29?$-. Pork-May. opened
$9.62$. closed $9.70.: July, opened $9.rat,
closed $9.80; September, opened $9l.
closed $9.95. Lard May, opened and
Live Stock-Prices at the Union Stock
yards today ranged as follows: Hogs Market
fairly active and steady at yesterday's ex
treme figures; sales ranged at $3.904.6S
pigs, $4.o5a4.(M light, $4.2534.45 rough pack
ing. $4.404.75 mixed. $4.50(14.76 heavy
packing and shipping lots.
Cattle Market moderately active, 'prices 10c
lower; quotations ranged at t.:Wt.8u choice
to extra shipping steers, $3.85(14.33 good
to choice do; $3.554.05 fair to good. $3.25&3.:o
common to medium do, iaoOQ.3.55 batchers'
steers, $2.703.30 stackers, $17080 Texas
Steers, $3.3ii3.9J feeders, $1.403.50 cows.
$2.Xk&3.6J bulls and $2.002,4.75 veal calves.
Sheep Market moderately active anl prices
Steady; quotations ranged at $4.75utU0 west,
ems, $4.tW&.Aj natives, and $i.7Ai5a.7i lambs.
Shorn lots 60475 per 100 lbs belo quotatio is
Produce: Batter Fancy separator. 22c per
lb; fine creameries, aoelc; dairies, ran.y.
fresh, 18c; packing stock, fresh, lixailc Eg.-s
Fresh. Ufa per dox. Live poultry Chickens,
12c per lb.; rooacers. c; ducks. iaai3c; turkeys,
choice hens, tic; yonng toms. 12c; geese, to OJ
8.00 per do Potatoes-Hebron. iJOc ,r
bu.;Burbanks3;i&Uic; Romj. jjr seed:
Peerless, S2Sc; common to poor mixed loU
2ft&25o- Apples-Common. $.".0U32.:j pr brt:
good, 2.50O2.75; fancy, $3.00fc3.i.
New Yore, May 12.
Wheat No. 2 red winter cash, 9Cic
May, 89c; June, 8ic; Jnly, 90H-. Cora
c; July, 49Hc Oats-Nc, 2 mixed
85c; May 34c; Jaly, 840. Rye-luU
but steady; (jo84c in car lots and boat
loads. Barley-Neglected. Pork Dull but
steady; mew. $10.5ufcll.00 for new. Lard
Quiet; Jaly, J6.59; August, $4.65.
Live Stock: Cattle-Market steady, bat no
trading in beeves; dressed beet firm; native
sides, 64&Sc per lb. Sheep and lambs Market
firm and steady; clipped sheep, $4.0UQ&.U per
100 lbs; nnshorn do, 8. iO; clipped lamtw.tt'i.O)
6.65; nnshorn do, $7.50; spring lambs, 91 034c
per lb. Hogs-Nominally higher; live hog
$.90&5.40 per ltf) lbs.
What is more attractive than a pretty
ace with a fresh, bright complexion? Fo
it.uae Pozznni's Powder.
AB.GATES 6 CO.,
JilNDIANAPOLIS, IND i