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VOL. XLI NO. 35.
ROCK ISLAND, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28. 1892.
I Single Copies BOaata
I Per Week 18H Casta
Is the Largest in this section and prices are far below all competitors.
We put ON SALE for one week our stock at way down prices.
Overcoats worth 12 to 15 for 10.
Our Children's' stock of Overcoats is slightly
broken and all coats where there is only one or two
of a kind, we will discount from $1 to $3 from regu
lar price the same cut is good in Children's suits.
Underselling everybody on everything. All goods
sold as advertised.
SAX & RICE, Proprietors, Reck Island, 111,
Try us when you want a fine dress suit, we make fine goods a specialty.
GREAT B AJEtGAINS
1525 and 1527
POCKET KNIVE3 and SCISSORS took the highest premium
lor quality. If you want a good knife try one.
o nee not tol wh.t a nice present an elegant Carvint
set like those 1 have to show will be. Also those
Gold Medal Carpet Sweepers.
Every woman that keeps house wants one. Wrought Iroi
finish Fire Sets and Irons.
Acorn Stoves and Ranges
are the ieadeis made in Illiaois for our soft coal and every on
guaranteed. These are all good things to buy at Christmas o)
any other time. Come in an 1 see how much I have to show yoi
toat is useful and novel in housekeeping goods.
JOHN T. NOFTSKER,
Cor. Third Ave. arid Twentieth Street, Rock Island.
124, 123 and;i28
f 3 -T"H
$3 to $4 for $2.
5 to 7 for 4.
8 to 10 for 6.
: Shirt Factory:
Our Shirts .
Ara onr specialty. We make them oarrtlve.
Patronize home tndnstry.
Our Suits .
Are made to yoar order, and they are tailor-made
t pricss ran.-ing from f lfi up.
Our Pants .
Are down in prices and we tuvite competition.
Call and make Tour sslection from over 200 differ
ent Bamples at prices from 83 and up.
Our Prices .
Cannot be dnplicatod, onr workmanship cannot be
excelled, onr goods we warrant, and last, but not
least, yoar patronage is solicited.
Call and see ns at the
Tri-City Shirt Factory,
1809 Second avenue, over Loosleys crockery store.
Washes everything from a fine
silk handkerchief to a circus
tent; Lace curtains a specialty.
No. 1724 THIRD AVE.
A. M. &;K J. PARKER,
Teleohone No. 1214
John Volk: & Co.,
Sash Doors Blinds. Siding.tFlooring,
ad J1 klndi of wood work for bullderi.
WchtMntb 8k, bat. Third and Foam area.
Mcbsker's Report cn the Na
tion's Financial Condition.
BATCH OF TACTS AND CONCLUSIONS.
The President Adopts a New Method of
Writ ins His Me-k..,e, lint Sticks to His j
Tariff Views Tlmt Am i-t liineso Law
lmpostdble of Enforcement lilaine Re- j
covering I(oIin;in Not an Kxtra-Session j
M.n Nor a lti-'iiever ia a Deficit The '
Attorney Oeiiernl's Daughter to Wed.
AVashixgh x, Nov. 2S. T'ne treasurer j
of the United lat.-s, K. 11. Xeleker, Las :
submitted his annual report for t lie year j
ended June 31 , ls!.-J. The net oidinary j
ivvenuesof tLe government for the fiscal j
year were $t:4,JC7,7$4, a decrease of $37,-
074,(j'i, as compared with the year before, j
The net ordint'.ry expenditures were $345,
0:23,030, a decease of 10,349,3H. The sur- j
plus revenues were thus cut down from
?37,239,7C2 to $!,fd 4,453. Including the pub-
lie debt, the total receipts for the year were !
$736,401,296, and the expenditures iS4,019,-
Two Classes of Reeeipts.
Considered with respect to the effect upon
the treasury the receipts are divided into
vo general classes, of which the first, com.
prising the ordinary revenues, the receipts
from loans, and the deposits for the retire
ment of national bank notes, increase for
the time the ish available for the uses of
the government; while the second, arising
from the isshe of gold, silver, and currency j
certificates, United States notes and treas-1
ury notes, tend to swell the assets of the
treasury, but do not afijf ct the available '
balance. For the first of these classes the !
figures show an excess of $SS,000,000 of ex- j
penditures over revenues in 1 SIM, and one'
of upwards of $27,000,000 in 1S02. In the ;
second class there was an excess of nearly j
$09,000,000 of receipts in the former year
and one of $S0.0 ti.Oou in the latter. As com-1
pared with 1K1 there was a saving of U- I
wards of 14,0iK),(HH)nf interest, out of which !
a surplus was realized, notwithstanding '
me cutting Uown ol tlie revenues by legis
lation. True Condition of the Treasury.
Analyzing the true condition of thetreas-
Tiry and setting aside the trust funds the
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Measurer s,'..ows that there was a working
balance of Ciish and deposits in banks
amounting to ?207,110,4o2 at the beginning
of the year, and to $165,713,1M at the end.
Of the foimer amount $119,000,000, and of
the latter 1114,500,000 was gold. The suc
cess which has attended the efforts of the
department to maintain a strong gold ra
serve is considered satisfactory in view of
the heavy disbursements. The amount of
the public debt is given as $1,545,996,591 on
June SO, 1891, and $1,588,464,141 on June 30,
JS93. The loans resting on the credit of the
United States were cut down from Sl.flfu,
806,500 to 219,840, while those secured
by full deposits in the treasurv incrcaj-cd
from J."i40,r.t0,(i31 to JC20,24o,;p4."
Condition of the Hetit Improved.
There was a gratifying improvement in
the condition of the debt, produced by the
reduction of the interest bearing loans, the
conversion of matured lxnds into others
payable at the option of the secretary of the
treasury, ami the extinction of a consider
able part of the loans payable on demand.
Thetotal net reduction ol $i7,587,720,in these
itcnis was rffected by the application of
the surplus revenue of the year, amounting
to nearly$10,oo0,(n0, together with upwards
of $27,000,000 t ken from the ca-h in the
treasury. According to the revised es"i
niates the tr'.il stock of money of nil kinds
in the countrv on June 30, was .2.3T4,3:n,
04'.', an increase of $i."i0.on0,ooo in the year.
By eliminating that par! of the paper cur
rency which is purely represent at. -e.
consisting of certilieates of deposit and
treasury notes, the effective stock is found
to have been Sl.T.Vi.ii.Vt.: T), an incaas- of
Cause of Increased Currency.
Discussing the change in the amount
and composition of the money stock, the
treasurer finds that the increase which
marked the fiscal year was the result of the
production of nearly ? 1 7.000,000 of gold in
excess of the industrial consumption, a
fresh issue of J.VKHUKiO of national hank
notes, together with the changes in the
stock of silver. Of the aggregate stock of
money at the end of the tiscal year, $771.
2o2,313 was in the treasury nnd mints, leav
ing f 1,003,081,736 in the hands of the peopl.-.
The holdings of the treasury increased tA ),
OJ)n,ooO, and the amount in circulation tiof -000,000
during the year.
EBB AND FLOW OF GOLD RESERVE.
It Happens Regularly Fvery Year and a
Cause Is Suggested.
Figures are given to show that each year
during the last ten there has occurred, in
the month of January, a more or less con
siderable diminution of the gold reserve of
the treasury, averaging nearly f 10,000.000,
which bas been succeeded in February by a
tendency toward recovery. It is shown that
the drain has occurred yearly in the face of
a gain of gold both to the treasury and to
the country. In the last ten mont hs of 1P92
the treasury gained 122,000,000 of the metal
and the country f2C,000,000. It thus appears
that the depletion of the reserve is the const-queue
of the increase of the circulation
of gold certificates, and this, it is shown,
grows out of the difficulties which the
treasury encounters in the return of the
notes and bilver certificates of small denomi
nations which were sent out in the autumn
tor moving the crops.
Jut How It Happens.
The movement seta in strongly after the
Erstof Janupey, through the subtreasur
ies, whence the notes, being more or lets
worn and of denominations unsuited to
City use, are sent to Washington for re
demption. The shipment, redemption and
destruction of the old notes and the issue
of new take time. Before the treasury can
make the conversion the subtreasuries are
drained, and the treasury has nothing but
gold cert ificates to send them. In this way
the gold reserve suffers until a working
balance of other material can be got to
gether. The Greenback Circulation.
The issues of United States currency
amounted to $:J76,7J6,583, exceeding those
of any previotw year. The nearest approach
to this total was $310,000,000 in the year be
fore,, and the next nearest t&l.pOO.OOQ la
IM. or me wnoie amount js.ixw.wirj
took tht place of like kinds and amounts
desvroyea, while f7S,tKi0,(MO consisted of
Hnliiian Ntt Aliirmed Abont a Deficit.
Wa.-HINi.TOK, Nov -.s. Kcpresrutative
Holnian n : u-ned to the city yesterday. In
answer to i'ae query whether lie was in fa
vor of an i session of congress ho said:
-I can't si-e ai.y nect--diy lor one, so far as
thetari'.f is concerned. The only reason
ihat can lie advanced for an extra session is
the coi::it ion o." t he piil.Mc finances. I am
not pH'j ioi-; to s.-iyth.-.t t here will he a
d. f'cit t nr.
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Ailopii d No IC.iek Track
on I'ruteet ion.
Y..- lUNCTON, Nov. 2.s. President Harri
son has followed a new method of work in
pri'j ariiiK his annual message this year
says a gentleman who saw l.im at work on
St- T1,is 'saKe is of particular interest,
because it will be the last annual message
which he will send to congress. It has been
the custom of the president in past years to
write his message on a pad of memorandum
i paper, sitting at his desk in his office at the
White House or in his room, writing when
the fancy seized him or when some idea was
suggested to his mind, "but this year," he
says, '-I am doing something I have never
done Ix-fore. I am dictating my message to
a stenographer this year. I find that the
physicial effort of writing on this pad of
paper, is exhausting."
Affliction Han Aged His Fare.
The president looked weary as he spoke.
There is not an unhealthy look in his face,
but there lies in it today the expression of
deep sorrow. It is seamed with wrinkles.
The visitor noticed, too, that on the pad
where the president had leen writing the
lines were not straight and the letters were
straggling and ill-formed. Ordinarily the
president's handwriting is ns chvr, precise
and tn at as that of a woman. The great
strain of the long days of Mrs. Harrison's
last illness has told upon him. Before they
came he was a man of tireless enerp.
Work never seemed to exhaust Lini. Par
ticularly was this true of mental labor.
Koesn't Adopt Principles for Fun.
'"The newspapers of the tnited States are
.'.....Cl,ta.l.t. M1M I' -I 111 lltll Jllll
. say on the tariff question," said the visitor.
King a great ititere-t in what von mnv
ji ioon.s as i uougn it were AJerumeyisni
that had defeated the Republican party
and they are nn:;iotts to knov whether you
will modify your views on the matter in
this message." The president had thrown,
himself into a chair prepared to take up his
work again. He leaned back, nnd looking
the visitor squarely in the face, said: '"The
newspapers of the United States ought to
know me well enough to believe that when
I advocate a system I am not going to
rhange my views merely because of a de
feat in election.
CAPITAL CITY SOCIETY GOSSiP.
Debutantes Very Numerous this Year
Florence Miller's Fngasement.
Washington. Nov. The social season
just opening prmiis:s to l-e one of unusual
interest in that the number of debutantes
will lie so large as to afford a widely ex
tended range of delightful entertainments.
They are of families situated most favor
able for adding to the gayety and brilliance
of the winter's functions, and several
events are looked forward to with great an
ticipations ii pleasure. On the list are
daughters of Vice President Morton; 'Sena
tor Hrice, of Ohio; Admiral Belknap, of
the navy; Colonel I.ieber. judge advocate
general of the navy. Others on the list,
which will ti- largely increased before New
Years, are Miss Ali.-e Ut.nl, Miss Hoskins,
Miss McLanaiian and Miss Alena Wilcox.
in....;: II A
Senator Br ice live in the oM Corcoraf
house on II strict, fronting on Ijifayct'e
park. He has .spent ivymu in retitti..
and decorating i;. Th'-house was oritrin-
owned '.y Daniel Webster, wiio tran-
l.rrcditto . u . I ortoran, the banker.
During the hitter's absence while the war
of the rcliellion was in progress it was occu
pied by M. -Montholon. the French minis
ter. Capital society will Ik- increased this
winter by the presence of Lieutenant Rob
ert II and Mrs. Peary, the arctic ex
plorers. The Attorney General's Daughter.
A matrimonial engagement that created
much interest when announced Saturday
was that of Miss Florence Miller, elder
daughter of the attorney general, to Mr.
Clifford Arrick, who has recently been act
ing private secretary to his prospective
father-in-law. Miss Miller's is the thud
engagement in cabinet families of the pres
ent administration, the other two being
the daughters of ex-Secretary Blaine, one
of whom is now Mrs. Damrosch. A
daughter of Secretary of State Foster was
married a year or two ago, but before her
father entered the cabinet.
CAN'T ENFORCE THE LAW.
Chinese Restriction a Matter That Will
Washington, Nov. 2a -It seems to be the
unanimous opinion of those entrusted with
its execution that the latest Chinese re
striction act has fallen a dead letter. The
law was passed on the 5th of May last, and
required that within one year from its pas
sage all Chinese laborers within the United
States should take out registration papers
before the collector of internal revenue of
their respective districts and furnish photo
graphs of themselves for purposes of identi
fication. The officials have done their whole
duty under the law, and up to Saturday
iust five Chinamen in the whole country
"For Ways That Are Dark," Etc.
The census gives 107,000 Chinese in the
United States. But it was very difficult to
get a correct census as Ah Sin is about the
most evasive individual in existence. Those
whohould know say there is not leas than
250,000 here. The only penalty for not
complying with the law is deportation back
to China. Taking the census figures as
correct this v-ould cost nearly tU, 000 000
while $50,000 is the appropriation for 'the
purpose. It is expected that congress will
next try to deal with the matter by a gen
eral law on restriction of immigration.
TEs typhoid ftver epiiemic is on the in-
Cupped I.imnH Out of Her Head.
CHARLKSTOX, S. C, Nov. 28. B. W.
"hite,a nepro doctor of the 'Voodoo" vari
ety, has been held by a coroner's jury to
answer for the death or Clara Webhj &
mulatto girl. The iLrirl was taken ill k
fortnight kfjo and for a time wastreated by '
a regular physician. She did not recovery
and the "voodoo" man was summoned. He
b voouoo man was summoneu. llo
ed her friends that she was affected ?
anls. To pet rid of that heVupped' V v:.. :
id and prinluced numerous reptiles
convinced her trie
to the horror ami amazement of ber rela
tives. The girl died.
Stevenson at CliicHgo.
Chicago, Nov. 2S. Vico President-elect
Adiai Stevenson arrived at the Palmer
house early Saturday morning. Mr. Steven
son was here, as he said, on business of a
strictly privaie nature, yet oiliccseekers be
sieged his do-trail day. General John C.
lilack secured an audience early in the day,
butt lie nature of t he conference was not
revealed, "i 1-aw not seen Mr. Cleveland
since the election," said Mr. S.evenson, "and
I know absolutely nothing of bis probable
The Kx-Seeretary lie! ting lletter.
Washington, Nov. 2,. For the present
Mr, Blaine has turned the corner of his
recent dangerous illness, and is now on the
road to recovery unless he should have a
sudden relapse. Mr. lilaine is a confirmed
invalid, and is so regarded by bis pby-
Wants I77,:3!,97I for Pensions.
Washington'. Nov. 28. The secretary of
the interior has transmitted to the secre
tary of the treasury the estimates required
to pay pensions for the next fiscal year.
The sum of $ltSo,83i,3r0 will lie required
for the bureau, and the deficiency for the
year ended June 31, is HO,yO;Co2L
llelginn Glass IMower to lie Iteleased
Washington, Nov. 'JS. Acting Secretary
Spauldini; Saturday afternoon directed
Commissioner WeUh, at New York, to re
lease the fourteen Belgian glass blowers
detained by him pending an investigation.
This investigation developed the fact that
Uiey were nut coulract laliorers.
New rriiue Minister for Canaila.
Ottawa, Out., Nov. S. Ixrd Stanley,
governor general, has called upon Sir John
Thompson, minister of justice, to form a
new ministry. Sir John accepted the task
and will announce the choice of his col
leagues early this week. Sir John Abbott
cabled bis resignation as premier to the
governor general three days ago.
Dr. Scott likely to Get Well.
Washington, Nov. ES. Dr. Gardiner
says that Dr. Scott is much better and he
has hopes of getting him on his feet again
in a few days. .
J ."Populists Oppose Kivinion.
TOEXKA, Kas., Nov. 128. Chairman
Breidenthal, of; the Populist committee,
says his party will oppose division of the
state as a unit.
Crafts Leads fcr Speaker.
CHICAGO, Nov. 23. Democratic political
sentiment as figured out in t his city is in
favor of Crafts for speaker of the stale as
sembly. Jfew York Official Figures.
New York, Nov. 2k The official figures
in the state election give Cleveland 053,900;
Harrison, 608,230; Cleveland's plurality.
The Weather We May Kxpect.
Washington, Nov. is. The following are
the went tier indications tor tw euty-iour tiours
from 8 p. in. yesterday: For ladiana and
Illinois (Jcnrally fair weather; northerly
winds. Kor Michigan Fair weather,
preceded by miow in eastern iKirtion; variable
winds. For Vis ontju Knir weather; south
erly winds. For Iowa-Fair weather: Blighilr
Warmer; southerly winds.
Wheat- V1 02c.
, (':- 2-C31c.
Brin -Mc per rwt,
slii; r tiff fl.CO per et
I!:iy T-mo-h) . S-.tD: nplund. J-3310; rlonsk
-6S.S; baled. $11 OoRlS.!).
Fritter Pair to choice, 18c: creamery
xiis rn-L, ijc; ca sea lac.
f ou.try 'hick.ns. liiliH; turkeys
mikf, lsKc: petfe, 10c.
PKU1T AND VEGETABLES.
Apyles S.5!V??2 75 perbfcl.
Potatoes fct-tfj fiOc
Turnips Km 5f)o.
Hsrd 7 SOQT 75.
bolt 1 10&2 30.
rattle Butchers pay for corn fed steer
H4V4c; cows and beifets, K&3c; calvee
Common boards tie.
Joist Scantling and timber, ISto 16 feet. S13.
Every auditions) foot inlenetb 40 cents.
X A X Shinnies 3 75.
Latb fi SO.
Pencil l-2to ldfeet $18
oe hn- nl-.roneh J 18.
PUREST ARD BEST.
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