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Rock; Island Daily
ROCK ISLAND, TUESDAY, MAY 17,'182.
Single Copies 5 Ceats
Per Weak ISM Cents
SAX & RICE, New Proprietors,
asb Is WM Knocks !
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
snoods 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
I- We will sell for
or the finest line of Children's Suits,
or the best line of Underwear,
or the best line of Summer Shirts,
r the best line of Neck Wear,
hor the best line of Hats, Go To
The Supreme Court Tackles
the Interstate Law.
OPINION ON THE PARTY BATE FAKE
A Legitimate BdiIdcm Under the Act
The B. and O. Downs the Commission
ersSalient Points of the Decision
Land Claim of a Railway Rejected
The 1'uneral of the Late Senator Bar
bonr Oecnples the Senate's Attention
Roman Catholic Ceremonies in the
Chamber Official Notes,
Washington, May 17. The supreme
eourt of the United States met in final
lessioa for the year at noon yesterday. All
the justices were present on the bench,
Mr. Lamar taking his place for the first
time since his attack of sickness in the
winter. The first case decided was that
of the interstate commerce commission
vs. the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad com
pany, appealed from the court of the United
States for the southern district of Ohio.
The decision of that court was affirmed,
and the right declared of the defendant
railroad company to issue and sell what
are known as "party rate tickets, carry
ing ten or more persons at a reduced rate
Brief History of the Case.
The history of the case, as stated by
Justice Brown, was as follows: The Pitts
burg, Cincinnati and St. Louis Railroad
company filed a complaint before the in
terstate commerce commission against the
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad company
seeking to have the issue of "party tick
ets" by the latter declared to be illegal
as in violation of the interstate law and
the practice stopped. After hearing the
case the commission declared them to be
illegal, and the Baltimore and Ohio com
pany was ordered to cease their sale. It
declined to observe the order, and there
upon the commission began proceedings
in the circuit court at Cincinnati to enjoin
the sale of the tickets in question. The
court, however, dismissed the commis
sion's bill, holding that the issue of "par
ty tickets" was not illegal.
Objects of the Commerce Act.
Speaking for the court Justice Brown
said that the principal objects of the inter
state commerce act were to secure just
and reasonable charges for transportation;
to prohibit unjust discriminations in the
rendition of like services under similar
circumstances and conditions; to prevent
undue or unreasonable preferences to per
sons, corporations or localities; to prohibit
greater compensation for a shorter than
For a longer distance over the same line.
Wholesale Cheaper Than Retail.
It is not designed however to prevent
competition between different roads, or to
interfere with the customary arrangements
made by the railway companies for re
duced fares in consideration of increased
milege where such reduction did not
operate as an unjust discrimination
against other persona travelling over the
the road. In other words, it was not in
tended to ignore the principle that one can
Bell at wholesale cheaper than at retail.
It is not all discriminations or preferences
that fall within the inhibition of the
statute: such only as are unjust or unrea
Instanee of Just Discrimination.
For instance, it would be obviously un
just to charge "A" a greater sum than
"B" for a single trip from Washington to
Pittsburg; but if "A" agrees not only to go
but to return by the same route, it is no
injustice to "B" to permit him to do so for
a reduced fare, since the services are not
alike, not the circumstances and condi
tions substantially similar as required by
Section 2 to make an unjust discrimina
tion. Indeed the possibility of just dis
criminations and reasonable preferences is
recognized by this section by declaring
what shall be deemed unjust.
A Case That Is Not Allowable.
If, for example, a railway makes to the
public a certain rate of freight and to a
particular individual residing in the same
town a reduced rate for the same class of
goods, this may operate as an nndue
preference, since it enables the party to
sell his goods at a lower price than his
competitors, and may even enable him to
obtain a complete monopoly of that busi
ness. Even If the same reduced rate be al
lowed to every one doing the same amount
of business such discriminations may, if
carried too far, operate unjustly upon
smaller dealers engaged in the same busi
ness, and enable larger ones to drive them
out of the market.
Not in Violation of the Law.
The decision concludes as follows: "On
the whole, we are of the opinion that the
'party rate tickets as used by the defend
ant are not open to the objections claimed
by the interstate commerce commission,
and are not in violation of the act to regu
late commerce and the decision of the
court below is, therefore, affirmed."
First Opinion on the Act.
This was the first time that the pro
visions of the interstate commerce law had
been before the supreme court for con
sideration, and the decision of the case
was looked for with much interest. It is
of importance not only to theatrical com
panies (for whose benefit the tickets in
question were originated by the Baltimore
and Ohio company) but to the railroad
officials and commissioners throughout
OTHER SUPREME COURT DECISIONS.
Northern Pacific Land Claim Knocked
Oat Man-and-Wife Case.
The court also decided the case of Mary
Borden, appellant, vs. the Northern Pacific
Railroad company, involving a large
amount of valuable property in Wiscon
sin which the railroad company claimed
belonged to it under the act granting it
lands to aid in the construction of a rail
road and telegraph line. The land in
volved was claimed by the railroad com
pany on the ground that entries of previ
ous settlers had been cancelled and the
land restored to the public domain. The
eourt holds, however, that the cancellation
did not have the effect of bringing the
land under the operations of the grant to
the Northern Pacific company; it simply
restored the land to the mass of public
lands to be dealt with subsequently in the
same manner as any other public lands of
the United States not covered by the
grant, The court decided that Mary Bor-
flen IS Trje umui poaaesaur ut tuc utuu nuu
reverses the case.
About Three Heifers aud a Steer.
The case of Allen Baker, plaintiff in
error, vs. Thomas Kilgore, was decided in
favor of Kilgore, acting for the real parties
interested a man and wife named
Scruggs. This case came from Tennessee
and involued three heifers and one steer
seized to execute a judgment against
Scruggs. The point in the case was
whether property of the wife could be
seized to satisfy a judgment against the
husband. The court holds that the rela
tion of husband and wife is formed subject
to the power of the state to control and
regulate both that relation and property
rights connected with it by such legisla
tion as does not violate the fundamental
principles that have been established for
the protection of private and personal
rights against illegal interference.
FUNERAL IN THE SENATE.
Roman Catholic llltes Over the Late
Washington, May 17. The senate yes
terday transacted no business except such
as was iucidental to the funeral xervices of
the late Senator John S. Barbour, of Vir
ginia. The services were of an imposing
character, being conducted in accordance
with the rites of the Roman Catholic
church with bishop, priests and acolytes
in attendance attired in the gorgeous vest
ments of the church and with every
accompanient of crucifix and candles and
censors and incense.
Distinguished Throng Present.
The distinguished concourse present in
cluded, besides the senate and representa
tives, the members of the cabinet (with
the exception of Postmaster General Wan
amaker), the justices of the supreme court,
the general of the army and senior ad
miral of the navy and Sir Julian Paunce
fote, the British minister, and other mem
bers of the diplomatic corps, but with the
Chinese minister noticeably absent. AU
the galleries were densely crowded except
the diplomatic gallery, which was unoc
cupied. Baibonr a Catechumen.
The families of the vice president and of
many other high officials of the govern
ment were in the reserved seats. Bishop
Keane delivered a powerful and eloquent
sermon, in which he claimed that al
though Senator Barbour was not a mem
ber of the Roman Catholic church, yet he
was in the position of a catechumen, or
candidate for baptism, and therefore was
entitled to the prayers of the church.
In Senate and House.
Washington, May 17. There was no
business done in the senate yesterday, the
funeral of the late Senator Barbour occu
pying the whole day. The chamber was
turned into a Roman Catholic church for
a time and the crucifix, candle and acolyte
performed their parte in the service, which
was conducted by Bishop Keane. After
the services the senate adjourned.
The session of the house was interrupted
by the funeral services in the senate of the
late Senator Barbour, the house proceed
ing in a body to the senate chamber.
headed by Speaker Crisp. The house re
turned at 1.40 and proceeded with the con
sideration of the sundry civil bill, and
covered ten pages in committee of the
wnole, men adjourned.
Wants Unole Sam to Rebuild It.
Washington, May 17. Delegate Joseph,
of New Mexico, introduced in the house
yesterday a joint resolution appropri
ating $300,000 to rebuild the capitol build
ing at Santa Fe, N. M., which was de
stroyed by fire last week.
lava Calls to See Blaine.
Washington, May 17. Baron Fava, the
Italian minister, who arrived here Sunday,
called at the state department yesterday
afternoon, but Secretary Blaine had left
Silver Goes to 88.46 Cents.
Washington, May 17. The treasury de
partment yesterday purchased 210,000
ounces of silver at from $0.8810 to
$0.6810 per ounce.
WHITECAPS OR A WOMAN.
Which Was It Assassinated Popular Will
Cincinnati, May 17. A novel method
is being resorted to in Winchester to clear
up a most sensational murder mystery.
William Shaw, a popular young man, was
the accepted suitor of Miss Ella Ramsay,
a leading belle. Suddenly he ceased his
attentions and began courting a Miss
Bond in another part of the county. Miss
Ramsay was so much hurt that she came
to Cincinnati and began a life of shame.
Shaw Dead, Ells a Maniac,
Shaw was warned several times by
white caps to leave the country, but 're
fused. One night last fall after a visit to
Miss Bond he was murdered. Not a clew
was found. A week ago Miss Ramsey ap
peared at the police court here a maniac.
She asked police aid in finding her Will.
The sheriff at Winchester has taken the
girl there and locked her up, thinking
that some word may be dropped that will
clear up the mystery.
THERE ARE BISHOPS ENOUGH.
That Question Settled by the Methodist
Omaha, May 17. Under the chairman
ship of Bishop Hurst the Methodist con
ference began its third week of business
yesterday. A proposition to formally rec
ognise the lay delegation plan provided in
the discipline, paragraphs 55 to 65, was
laid on the table. A resolution from the
Woman's National Council at Chicago,
asking the church to come oat In favor of
female representation in conferences, was
sent to committee, as was a resolution in
favor of two lady delegates reported.
Then the report on episcopacy, declaring
that there were enough bishops at this
time, was presented and adopted. It also
recommends that in selecting bishops
color shall not be considered.
Tiie Weatner May expect.
Washington. May 17. The following aie
the weather indication for twenty-tour hour
from 8 p. m. yesterday: For Indiana au.1
Illinois Fair weather, followed by showers ii.
western Illinois; southeasterly winds; slightly
warmer. For Iowa Light i-hoer; souturr
ly winds. For Wisconsin Showers: slight y
wanner weather; southtfastei ly wind, lo
Michigan Generally fair weather, folio e
by light showers in extreme western npp
Michigan; sUhtiy . warmer; south jasU-r
A large colony of Mormons Is settling la
the state of Oaxoca, Mex.
The order of Railway Telegraphers are
in session at Chattanooga.
An attempt is being made to form a
plate glass trust, which so far gives little
promise of success.
William Wood and John Fahey, pro
fessional burglars, have escaped from ths
Wilmington, Del., jail.
George Godfrey, colored, and Joe Lan- '
non fought four rounds at New York.
The contest was won by Godfrey.
A committee has been appointed to
memorialize southern state legislatures
for a pension for Mrs. Jefferson Davis.
A C, B. and Q. locomotive blew np at
Deadwood, S. D., and killed Engineer
Rinehard, Fireman Wilson and Brake
A supposed male tramp captured at
Muncie, Iud., turned out to be a woman,
who said she wanted to experience a genu
ine tramp life.
Mrs. Hannah Cordack was outraged in
one of the "compartments" in an Enlish
railway coach by Albert Windle, who was
later arrested and jailed.
An English firm will build a factory for
the manufacture of Axminster and Wil
ton carpets and rugs at Elizabeth, N. J.
The ground has been purchased.
The New York commissioners who went
to Washington to work for the World's
fair appropriation bill are confident that
the measure will be passed by the house.
Representative Busey, of the Fifteenth
Illinois district, has declined a renomi na
tion, but his friends are deluging him
with telegrams Legging him to run. He
wants to retire to look after his business
John Coburu, of Antelope Creek, Mont.,
after frequently insulting Mrs. Drake, a
respectable married woman, tried to force
his way into her house one night when her
husband was away. She shot him through
the body with a rifle and he died in an
The political wiseacres at Washington
are busy getting up combinations to beat
President Harrison out of a renomination.
It is said that the leaders of the movement
are Thomas C. 1'latt, Senator Quay,
Chairman Clarkson and Foraker. Sher
man, Rusk, Alger and Reed are the men
who are to be relied on to beat Harrison,
provided, always, that Blaine cannot be
induced to withdraw his declination.
LIVE STOCK AND PRODUCE MARKETS.
Chicago. i; J
CH'a&o. May ifl.
Following were the quotations tin the board
of trade to-day: Wheat May. opened
8116c closed 8:c; June, openei Mfcc, clused
81c; July, opened 81c, closed iic Corn
May, opened 47c, closed 4Hc; June, opened
43c, closed c: July, opened 42c, closed
43c. Outs May. opened i9ic, closed IHc;
June, openei sialic, closed 2-JJc; July, opened
&Hc closed Ulic. Pork May, opened $9.00.
closed $9.67)4; July, opened S9.&5, closed
$9-734: September, opened $3.85, closed
$9.90. Lard May, opened $6.17)4 cloned $13),
live Stock: Prices at the Union Stock yards
today ranged as follows: Hogs Market
fairly active and prices 64.IUB lower;
sales ranged a $3.7jQ.4.55 pigs. $4.33
170 light. $4.:a4.0 rou.-h packing. $4.3
4.66 mixed, $4.tV&4.70 heavy packing and ship
Cattle Market slow and prices steady;
Quotations ranged at $4.&i&4.75 choice to ex- -tra
shipping steers, $3.S2.4.?5 good to choice
do, $3.53.1.00 fair to good (3U3.70 commjn
to medium do. $3.0i.3.50 batchers1 steers
2.aa30 stockers. $50(&3.7.i Texas steers,
$3.40(2.3.90 feeders, $1.8 &&.M cows, $2.30 bulis
and $.0034.75 veal calves.
Sheep Market moderately active and
prices firmer; quotations tanged at ?.. Ji.i5.JU
westerns. $4.SO&6.20 natives, and 75Q.7.U)
lambs; shorn lotj, 50375 per 100 lbs balow t ie
quotations given above.
Produce: Butter Fancy separator, anc;
fine creameries, 19c; dairies, fancy fresh, 18c;
No. 1 dairies, liaiflc; packing stock, fresh, 10c.
Egg Fresh, 14o per doz. Live Poultry
Chickens, 12o per doz; roosters. 6c; docks, in
12c; turkeys, choice hens, 14c: young turns, 12.-;
old goblers. lOiSllc; geese. $J.oo&5 UJ p,-r uoz.
Potatoes Hebrons, 35 it 40 c per bu.-. Btirbanks.
45&48c; Rose, 35&37e for see J: Peerless, Xt'&
87c; common to poor mixed lots. 2.(23.; l.sr
muda, potatoes, $8.50&9.u0 per brL A piles
Common, $3.10 per brL; good. aojio.i'i;
fancy, $3 50, Strawberries Tecne see. inxir to
fair, $1.00g,L75 per twenty-four qart cH,e;
fancy, $2.00 $2.59 per tweuty-four quart ca -s.
XiwTork, May 18.
Wheat No. Z red winter cash. 96c; June,
KSSjc: July. 90c; August, Corn No. 2
mixed cash, 63Hc; May. 52)4c: June, BOJa.-.
Oats No. 2 mixed cash, 3tMi&:Uic: iluv,
84J$c; June, Mc. Rye Less activity , ui
steady; 8083?4c for car lots. Bar.ey-. Se
lected. Pork Steady; new mesa. $.LUJ.
Lard Qoiet; July. $o.5ti; August, $d.C4.
Live Stock: Cattle Market very dull for
all grades at a decline cf 10c per 1 lb-: jxr
est to best native ttetrrs. $-1.74.75 per 14)
lb; balls and dry cows, $l.4u&3.4U. Sheep
and lambs Sheep and yearlings Arm and He
per lb higher; southern lambs, doll and easier;
unshorn sheep. $6.003,7.10 per lot lbs; clij.d
sheep, $5.00 j.75; clipped yearlings, $6 tTX -7.12V,;
unshorn do. $7.00; southern lambs,
$&26&a.5Q. Ho?s Market lower; live hogs,
$4.9U&5.15 per 1UJ lbs.
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