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Rock Island Daily
VOL. XL. NO. 173.
ROCK ISLAND, SATURDAY, MAY H, twZ.
Single Oople 6 Casta
Per Week ISM Cents
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
$15.00 y We will sell
For the finest line of Children's Suits,
For the best line of Underwear,
For the best line of Summer Shirts,
For the best line of Neck Wear,
For the best line of Hats, Go To
- AJX l&c RICE
That Is Gorman's View of a
EO0IT01IT JUST NOW NOT POSSIBLE.
the Money Mast Be Prorlded as the
Republican. Han Pledged It, Says the
SenatorTalk of a Cut Down of S50,
000,000 or 100,000,000 Unwarranted
A Deficit Ahead, bat the vy Mast
Be Bailt Notable Utterance of the
Maryland Democratic Leader.
Washington, May 14 There was soma
talk in the senate yesterday which was in
teresting because Sherman emphatically
assumed the role of Holman in the house,
and pleaded for economy, while Gorman
came out flatfooted in favor of "letting
her go" regardless. The naval appropria
tion was before the senate, and it was a
question of battleships vs. monitors, when
Sherman and McPherson both warned the
senate that the strictest economy was nec
essary. Chandler had made a speech in
Which he had intimated that the rehabil
itation of the navy was begun by the Re
publicans, when Gorman said that the
appropriations for the navy, either under
the last administration or this, had never
been treated as a party matter. In the last
four congresses they had grown from $2,
800,000 to $35,727,000, and had aggregated
Industries Created by the Acta.
Under the provisions of these acts we
had created plants which were marvels to
the world. More than that he was in
formed and believed we had created plants
competent to produce commercial vessels
at a cost within 8 per cent of the cost on
the Clyde. If the appropriations were
now stopped there would be danger of
paralyzing these great industries. The in
crease as recommended by the committee
was about $11,000,000, to be expended over
a period of two years. The greater por
tion would not be drawn upon until 1S94
and 1895, so that our expenditures for this
year and the following year would not be
largely increased. It would enable the
great factories and forges to go on and
complete their machinery.
Predict a Deficit of S20.OOO.OO0.
He recognised the fact that the financial
problem was a serious one. It would be
demonstrated, he thought, that the ex
penditure would exceed the revenue by
$20,000,000 to $25,000,000 during the coming
year and the next. But he knew of no
great item that could be reduced by this
congress. There had been great expecta
tions held out of a decrease of $50,000,000
or $100,000,000. But one of his colleagues
on the appropriations committee after the
adjournment of the last congress pub
lished a statement showing that laws
already enacted had fixed the expenditure
for this year at about $430,000,000, so that
when it is charged that we now appro
priate $500,000,000 the answer, and the per
fect answer, was that the laws already
passed made that a necessity or else to
stop the great works of the government.
Want a Creditable Navy.
Tor one," he continued, "I am not pre
pared, until we shall have a navy such as
this country ought to have, to allow
economy to prevent me from voting a pro
per appropriation to create a proper navy
of which the whole American country will
be proud and which is necessary for our
commercial Interest at home and abroad."
In the course of further discussion Mc
Pherson put (a construction upon Gor
man's remarks to which Gorman warmly
took exceptions. He said: "The issues be
tween the two parties are fixed. The
people of this country know what they are.
We may tamper with them, but we can
not change them. We have bad on the
one ride a party that has been in power
with every branch of the government at
EXPENDITURES ARE FIXED,
And Taxation Hut Be Increased, Sara
tbe Maryland Statesman.
Continuing, Gorman said: jThat party
has fixed our expenditures at a high rate,
as I think. Now they are fixed and cannot
be repealed. We are not responsible for
what goes on today. The senator from
New Jersey does great injustice to me and
to his party when he Intimates that we
can do better, when the fact is that we
cannot do better. The senator from New
Jersey would not increase taxation. How
can he help itf Your revenues are $450,
000,000; your expenditures will be $500,000,
000 or more. The treasury would be with
out money today but for the fact that they
have taken a fund which under our ad
ministration was set apart for the redemp
tion of the national bank notes, and they
have also taken the sinking fund, which
bas disappeared, as the surplus has dis
appeared. Promised Entirely Too Much.
"When thoughtless orators were promis
ing that we would reduce expenditures
$100,000,000 the senator from Missouri
(Cockrell), with forethought that did
honor to him, published a statement show
ing how we could not possibly do so. The
expenditures of the government are grow
ing year by year. The senator from Mis
sissippi (George) asks me whether they
are justly growing. I believe to a great
extent they are." Gorman read statistics
to show the progressive increase of ex
penditures. He concluded by saying that
it was best to tell the facta to the people.
The Democratic party was powerless to re
duos expenditures and powerless to
change unjust taxation until the people
made change of government.
Til as Ask gome Questions.
Vilas asked how many ships were under
con traction, what they would cost, and
If it was correct that when all were com
pleted we would have thirty-nine vessels
of modern construction mostly. Hale re
plied to these questions seriatim as fol
lowsi Twenty-four; about $59,000,000, of
which about $25,000,000 had yet to be ap
propriated; and "yes, more than thirty
Dine." Vilas There is no immediate wax an
ticipated, I believe.
Haw ley There never was. ,
Hale said he need hardly remind the dis
tinguished senator from Wisconsin that
most wars were not anticipated until they
came. In our recent difficulty with Chill,
if that little country had only possessed
the navy she once owned she would have
had the United States by the throat,
ioc Kxempt from complication.
The United States could not expect to
maintain longer its isolation from the
rest of the world. It could not continue
to count upon that exemption from com
plication, or even war, if that was the
word the senator from Wisconsin desired
to be used, which had been enjoyed for the
past twenty-five years. We were simply
endeavoring to go on with this patriotic
work of building up a navy which had
teen so ably described by the senator from
Mills Seem Bather Despairing.
Mills sa'.d it was a "condition, not a the
ory , that confronted us." The country
was bankrupt. Without a word of protest
from any one the sinking fund had been
stopped and preparations had been en
tered upon for perpetuating the national
debt and making the annual interest a
fixed charge. He strongly denounced this
course and advocated making no more new
appropriations until the expenditures were
brought within the limit of the revenues.
THE CHURCH AND THE LABORER.
Methodists Called Upon to Come Oat
Against Capital The Color Line.
Omaha, May 14. The first important
resolution offered in the Methodist con
ference yesterday was one to the effect
that the church must come out more on
the side of the laborer in his fight with
capital. An attempt to pass this out ot
hand was defeated, and it was sent to com
mittee. Unordained preachers were
given authority to solemnize mar
riage when authorized by secular law; the
question whether bishops shall be per
mitted to vote at meetings of the Book
Concern committee was sent to the judi
ciary committee. A resolution that was
applauded was one ordering a report on
the question whether there was not too
much "politics" in the church elections
and how to abate the evil. Memoirs on
the dead were then read and ordered
printed. At night a reception was given
the fraternal delegates from the A. M. E.
Buckley Take a Back Seat.
Lingi Mando, lay delegate from Italy,
arrived yesterday and was seated. Dr.
Buckley who had been occupying bis seat,
which is an advantageous one, was order
ed to go to his delegation which is in the
rear of the assembly. This was greeted
with applause, as it puts the doctor where
he will not be so effective in debate.
Wrangle Over the Color Line.
During the day a long wrangle took
place over the reception of fraternal dele
gates. It leaked out that the fraternal
delegate from the Methodist Episcopal
Church South does not like the idea ot
being received with the other fraternal
delegates because there is one colored man
among them. It was finally decided to
separate the "sheep and goats" and there
by relieve the southerner by holding the
receptions at different times.
CAUGHT BREAKING THE LAW.
A Traffic Manager of the Lackawanna
Chicago, May 14. Abram Fell, of
Buffalo, N. V.f general freight traffic
manager of the Delaware, Lackawanna
and W estern railroad, was indicted by the
federal grand jury yesterday on the charge
of giving discriminating freight rates to
Swift & Company, the packers of this city.
Fell is alleged to have steadily violated
the Interstate commerce law relating to
freight rates for over a year, and proof
was presented to the grand jury that on
Fell's orders $39,968.68 was paid to Swift
& company in rebates through one of their
agents last year and that at another period
$2,400 was also paid to the same agent
whose name is A. R. Fay.
Bejolce Over the Fall of FelL
All the evidence by which it Is expected
to prove Mr. Fell's guilt is documentary,
and thus will be avoided the danger of
summoning witnesses who will at the last
moment refuse to testify. There is great
rejoicing among freight agents over the
news that Mr. Fell had been indicted.
Complaint after complaint has been filed
with Interstate Agent Ketachmar and
District Attorney Milchrist that Fell had
been creating havoc in freight rates and
that his appearance in the city was suffi
cient to cause a break in rates.
OUR ADVANCED CIVILIZATION.
An Illustrative State of Affairs Out In
Buffalo, Wyo., May 14. It is generally
believed that Robert L. Gibson and L. T.
Craig, United States deputy marshals,
have been killed by the rustlers. Both
went out to serve injunctions upon the
rustlers to prevent illegal round-ups, and
should have been back in Buffalo before
this. It is reported here that the ranch of
Major Ijams, six miles from Blair's ranch
on the Powder river, and fifty miles from
here, has been sacked by the rustlers, and
from this it is inferred that Blair's ranch,
with 10,000 head of cattle on it, has also
been sacked. Intelligence from Blair's
ranch Is anxiously awaited, for it is feared
that several men left to defend it may
have been killed.
The Congressional Summary.
Washington, May 14. The proceedings
of the senate yesterday were marked by
utterances of warning from Cockrell and
Sherman on extravagance. Gorman plainly
stated that the expenditure to which
oo uteres was committed would exceed the
revenues for the next two years and make
necessary an Increase of taxation, and that
he was in favor of spending the money
until we had a nary to be proud of. No
business was done.
The entire day in the bouse was spent in
filibustering against a private bill, which
came over as unfinished business from last
Friday, and therefore was entitled to con
sideration. The Republicans did not want
to adjourn, but the chairman (Montgom
ery of Kentucky) heard a motion to ad
journ an d couldn't hear a dozen demands
for a division and roll call, a parliament
ary stroke that was applauded. The mo
tion to adjourn being declared carried
superceded the special rule for an evening
session on pensions Friday, and none
The Base Ball Record.
Chicago, May 14. Only two League
games yesterday: At Cleveland Pitts
burg L Cleveland 0; at Cincinnati Louis
ville 6, Cincinnati 7; rain stopped tbe
others. Western: At Toledo Kansas
City 8, Toledo 12. Illinois-Iowa: At Evans
Tille Peoria J, Evanaviila 0v -
Some boys at Philadelphia played
"lynching", and Evan Hamilton was cut
down just in time to save his life.
John L. Bretz, of Dubois county, has
been nominated for oongreea by the Demo
crats of the Second Indiana district.
Interviews with a large number of
French artists show that they intend to be
well represented at the World's fair.
Bank clearings at 67 cities for the week
ended May 12 aggregated $1,231,297,204, of
which New York reported $735,711,179.
The governor of New York has com
muted the death sentence of one Fanning,
who murdered his mistress, to imprison
ment for life.
A Boston syndicate will spend $1,000,000
developing the Bear - Gulch group of tin
mines in the Black hills eighteen miles
James C. Lavelle, the Daviess county,
Ind., court house burner, has arrived at
the penitentiary at Jefferson villa on an
eight years' visit.
Two hundred settlers in Michigan, dis
appointed in the outlook, will go to Mani
toba under the care of a Dominion immi
The Confederate Soldiers' Home at the
"Hermitage," Andrew Jackson's place at
Nashville, has been opened. It has ac
commodations for 125 men.
Elijah Cheavers. who murdered Dep
uty Sheriff Culpeper.was hanged at Wash
ington, the execution giving general sat
isfaction to all concerned, except Cheavers
Margaret Gillon, 63 years old, was picked
up by the New York police pitiably drunk
and in tatters. On her person, however,
was found bank books representing $3,100
William Astor left between $30,000,000
and $10,000,000, most ot it to his son, John
Jacob. There are many bequests to chari
ties and to church institutions, amounting
to over $250,000.
A move is on foot at Berlin to hold a
World's fair in that city. There is much
opposition to the scheme among the con
servative landholders, who fear it would
disturb the labor market.
Two masked robbers with the aid of a
quartette of revolvers robbed Paymaster
Fox, of the Solvey Process company, Syra
cuse, N. Y of $2,300 which he was taking
to the company's quarries to pay off the
PRODUCE AND LIVE STOCK MARKETS.
Chicago, May 12.
Following were the quotations on the board
of trade today: Wheat May, opened
KQc, closed 83Mc; June, opened t3c, closed
829c; July, opened Sc closed K34s. Corn
May, opened 48c, closed 4854c; June, opened
44Ho, closed Uai July, opened closed
4434c Oats May. opened and closed
SOic; June, opened 3c, closed 3uJ4c; July,
opened and closed 304c- Pork May, opened
$9.73)4 closed $9.a July, opened $9 80,
Cloeed ftm": September, opened $9.WH.
closed $10.05. Ira-May, opened $0,26,
Cosed $447)4. 4
Lire Stock -Prices at the Union 8tock
yards today ranged a follow: Hog Market
fairly active and 5c higher on best lots, other
grade steady; sales ranged at $AlfcXlTO
pigs, $4.40e-85 light, $4.304.50 rough pack
ing, $4.5C80 mixed, $4.5691.80 heavy
packing and shipping lota.
Cattle Market slow and prices" weak;
quotations ranged at $480Q4.80 choice
to extra shipping steers, $3.&94.33 good
to choice do; $3.&5105 fair to good. $3.3igJ.70
common o medium do, $3.0093.55 butchers
Steers, $2.7093.30 stackers, $2.70a Texas
steers, $8.35a.9J feeders, 1 1.403.50 cows.
$2.0093.J bulls and $100,2,4.74 veal ealvea.
Sheep Market moderately active an! prices
strong; quotations ranged at $5.(0.8.10 west
erns, $4.8096.20 natives, and A.Ti.7S lambs.
Shorn lot S0&7S per ltf) lbs below quotations
Produce: Butter Fancy separator, tic per
lb; fin creameries, IDQflc; dairies, fancy,
fresh, 18c; packing stock, fresh; lUQUo. Eggs
Fresh, UHc per doz. Live poultry Chickens,
ltcper lb.; roosters. 6c; ducks, UlSc;.tureT,
choice hens, 13c; young torn. lie; geese, $3.UU
Os.00 per dos. Potatoes Hebrons, iJ0o per
bu.; Bur banks 33 36c; Rose, 27930c for seed;
Peerless, &28c; common to poor mixed lota,
SOt&Se. Apples Common, $-'.0U9ij per hrl;
good, 2.60Q2.75; fancy, $3.009U6.
' New York, May IX
wheat No. S red winter cash. VSjeoc:
May, eSHc; June, J)c; July, SOJic; August,
80Hc Corn No. S mixed cash, 559Uc;
May, MHc: June, SlHc Oats No. 2 mixed
cash. I435c; : May, 34c; Jane and July.
89a. Hta R&irlv Atlv mttA - siLAaai..
in car lots and boat loads. Barley Neg-
ibcuu. r-ora nominal; mms, 10.Sau.u8
for new. Lard-uiet; July, $8.86; August
Live Stock: Cattle Market very dull and
low for all grades at a decline of 10c per 101)
lbs; poorest to best native teen, IM.0U94.75
per 100 lbs; bulls and dry cows. $1.8094.8$.
Sheep and lambs Market very nrm; clipped
Sheep, $4.SS&&5 per 11 lbs; clipped year
ling $4.73; very poor spring lambs, (7. SO. Hogs
Market steady; live bog. $4.8091 per
What ifl more attractive than a pretty
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it,nse Pozzoni'i Powder.
IS ON TOP
Costs loss than Half
and pleases much better
than the over-priced and
over- endorsed" kinds.
Judge for yourself.
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