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ogk Island Daily Argu
ROCK ISLAND, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6. 1893.
BlBgla OoplM 8 Caass
Par Wtik lH Oasts
Ve put on sale our entire
the following prices- - each
Table One Pants for 99 cents; worth $1.50 to $2.00.
Table Two Pants for $1.99; worth $2.50 to $5.50.
Table Three Pants for $2.99; worth $3.75 to $4.50.
Table Four Pants for $3.99; worth $4.75 to $6.00.
Table Five Pants for $4.99; worth $6.50 to $8,00.
testigate. It will pay you.
He Doesn't Like the Nomination
BITTER LETTER AGAINST HARRISON
Charged With Party Perfidy Almost Equal
to a Moral Crime for Appointing a Dem
ocrat to the Supreme Kench Callom and
Honk Asked to Prevent Confirmation
Some Remarks on the Sonth and the
President's Attitude as to That Section
Comment on the Matter at the Nation
tneir contest with the vast amount ot
illiteracy uniting black and white people
alike, tbe south has taken sympathy an a
license for it to stain the history ot Ameri
ca with repeated atrocities on negroes,
guilty and innocent alike, for whom their
courts afforded means of puuishment, quick
ample and sure.
What Astonishes Mr. Clarkson.
"That a Republican president when the
south, neither in its press nor by any pub
lic utterance of its people, condemns such
cruelties should, in selecting a supreme
judge from the south, choose a man who
represents such cruelty to the negro, and
that be should do it on the very day after
a negro had been burned alive and tor
tured with the passive consent of state and
.real authorities in a southern state, makes
it stranger and both more unaccountable
Washington. Feb. 8. The criticism j n(1 more to be condemned. In the sonth
re United States indaes on the circuit
FLORENCE DID VERY WELL. .
stock ot pants
lot on separate
Proprietors, Rock Island.
ilemann & saumann.
Great Bargains in
12 123 and 128
: Shirt Factory :
a rs our specialty. We Jmake
Patronise borne industry.
Our Suits .
a re made to your order, and they are tailor-made
at prices ranging from fin np.
j upon the appointment by President Harri
son ot . I nage .lacKson to succeed toe late
Associate Justice Lamar on the supreme
bench made by J. S. Clarkson was the sub
ject of considerable discussion among poli
ticians yesterday. The fnct that Clarkson
had requested Senator Cullom to protest
against the confirmation of Judge Jack
son's nomination added interest to the
affair. Senator Cullom was seen yester
day afternoon by a reporter and asked
what action, if any, he had determined to
kike. He said that he had been so busy
r.ith other matters that he had been un
able to consider the subject and had noth
ing to say as to his intentions with regard
to the course of the nomination.
Kfl'eot on the Confirmation.
He said that Mr. Clarkson 's message to
him which he received Saturday he con
sidered to be personal in its nature and he
did not expect to make public either it or
his reply thereto, which had not yet been
sent. It is not considered hv manv of the
Senators among the probabilities that
Judge Jackson's nomination will be re
jected, nit withstanding that there has
arisen considerable opposition to him
among the Democratic members of the
body. They say Judge Jackson is not sat
isfactory to them as a party man, and
Senator Harris is quoted as having referred
to him as up more of a Democrat than
"men on the other side of the chamber."
Precedent for the President,
One of the president's friends said ! Thinks
yesterday that Clarkson 's statement
that no other president had ever
before appointed a member of the
supreme bench from the ranks of
another political party is not well founded
in fact. He said the president had the pre
cedent of the first Republican president
for his nomination of Judge Jackson that
in 1N3 President Lincoln nominated Ste
phen J. Field a Democrat, to a place on the
bench which Field still retains. He said that
the president rfcfore making the nomination
was assured that tbe confirmation of a Re
publican was extremely improbable.
Believes in Capitalizing "Nation."
That being the case he chose to pro-note
a Democrat who had demonstrated by his
decisions upon the bench that he was a
protectionist and a nationalist with a big
"No." There had been, he said, more con
victions for violations of the federal elec
tion laws in Judge Jackson's court than in
any other court in the country. As a mut
ter of politics, he continued, in tin circum
stances of the case Judge Jackson's ap
pointment was a most excellent one. If
he were now rejected by the Senate Cleve
land, of necessity, almost, would be com
pelled to send his name to t he senate again.
IlolpVi Wasn't a Candidate.
Thus the nomination of Jiickson by Har
rison would prevent the nomination of a
man who might be possessed of the unde
sirable qualifications mentioned by Clark
son in his letter criticising President Har
rison's action. In this connection Senator
Dolph desires to have it stated that the re
port that he was .an applicaut for the place
on the supreme bench made vacant by the
death of Justice Lamar is false. On the
contrary, he l,ad volunteered to say to the
president that iu his opinion the appointee
bench peers of Jackson in judicial ability
and record, and with personal records so
fair that not even the most malignant
southerner would have challenged their
Calls on the Senate to Reject.
"Whether this act of President Harrison,
the gre.itcst solecism in party politics ever
committed by any president, and the first
instance since the foundation of the repub
lic of a president selecting for the supreme
court a ttiiu of the opposite political party,
was done in ersoiial pique over his own
defeat, or from whatever nature or cause,
the Republican senate owes it to the party
of Lincoln, Grant and Blaine to condemn
it. To accept and con tirm it would lie
to confess Republicanism a sham, and all
its glorious principles canting hypocrisies.
For any senator of the Republican faith to
vote for it is to stultify himself and his
party as mnch as if he had voted for Cleve
land m November.
ClarLqon's IHspatch to Honk.
Clarkson has also sent the following dis
patch to Representative Hotik, of Tennes
see: "Harrison's betrayal of Republican
principles and the abandonment of the help
less Republicans of the south by the ap
pointment of Jackson to the supreme
lench is an outrage that no self-respecting
Republican can either indorse or forgive, 1
have sent protest to Senator Cullom. one
of the old time Republican leaders. Please
CULLOM TALKS A LITTLE.
An Illegi-imate Dauchter Oets an Estate
Fransisco, Feb. 6. Today the at
torneys for Florence Blythe placed on r
cord an agreement which shows what share)
of her father's estate they secured for this
lucky young woman. Florence was the)
illegitimate child of Millionaire Thomaa
Blythe, who died leaving no will. There
were 100 other alleged heirs who contested
Florence's claim and the firm of McAlister
& Bergin took the case for 15 per cent, of
what they secured for Florence and repay
ment of money advanced, Florence having
no money. About f75,e00 was advanced
and this, with the per cent., will make the
iHwyers' fees about $1,000,000. The estat
is worth about $K.fW0,O0O.
the President Could Have Done
Better with the Nomination.
The Post says t hat Senator Cullom was
Induced to talk yesterday. He said:
"President Harrison is a man who runs his
own business and has a habit of standing
by what he says and does. He may have
named Mr. Jackson in the belief that he
could not secure the confirmation of a Re
publican and was anxious that some one
should be confirmed, or he may have been
very strongly influenced, or he may have
had motives of which, no one outside hiut
elf knows anything. I cannot s,,y. Thave
not been to see hm. For myself, 1 am
frank to sny tnat I consider the Jackson
re down in prices and we Invite; competition.
Call and make your selection from over 200 differ
ent samples at prices from W and np.
hould be taken from Justice Lamar's cir
CLARKSON'S BITTER PROTEST.
(Jannot be duplicated, oar workmanship'canaot be
excelled, oar goods we warrant, and last, bnt not
least, yonr patronage is solicited.
Call and see as at tbe
Tri-0ity Shirt Factory,
'.09 Second avenne, over Looleys crockery store.
FRANK ATTWATE R,
ET KNIVES and SCISSORS took the highest premium
for quality. If you want a good knife try one.
pld Medal Carpet Sweepers.
woman that keeps house
oete and Irons.
wants one. Wrought Iron
Acorn Stoves and Ranges
kadeis made in Illinois for our soft coal and every one
F. Come in and raa how much I have to she r von
useful and novel in ho isekeepmg zooJs.
JOHN T. NOFTS&ER,
Cor. Third Ave. and Twentieth Street, Rock JBland,
Washes everything from a fine
silk handkerchief to a circus
tent; Laoe curtains a specialty.
Jflo. 1724 THIRD AVE.
A. M. J. PARKER,
Telephone No. 1214
Sash Doors Blinds, Siding, 'Flooring,
and all kinds of woodwork for builders ,
Elctuaenth St. bet. Third and Ponrth ares.
President Charged With Perfidy Lit
tle Short nf Crime.
The Clarkson criticism was printed Sat
urday morning in the Pes Moines Daily
Register, is in ihe form of a dispatch from
Clarkson himself, and was telegraphed all
over the connln . It begins as follows:
"President Harrison's act lit appointing a
southern states' rights Democrat to this
high court of last resort in the present
critical national situation is a "gross be
trayal of public trust and party faith. ' In
deed, in my judgment, it is an act of party
perfidy little short of a moral crime.
Alone of all the branrhes of the govern
ment the judiciary now stands between
the south and its avowed hostility to the
principles, ot all the systems and policies
adopted by the government and accepted
by the great body of American people as
the results of the war.
Holds the 1'resident Responsible.
He then says that if it were not for the
act of the president (the nomination of
Jackson) the supreme court would have re
mained for four years the one defense of
the government against the reactionary
policits of the south, and the only protec
tion to - the Republicans of the southern
states, who: Clarkson says, have been
abandoned br the president to a fate in
which their rights are ignored, their fran
chises suppressed or otherwise made in
effectual and their lives in danger.
i.venwith a Kepuoiican congress, says
Clarkson, the president was unable to
have tbe laws of the L nited States ex
ecuted in the south.
Could Mot Even Protect the Officers.
In fact, says Clarkson, the president
couldn't even protect the lives of his own
officials in the south, nor have their as
sassins arreAed and punished, even when
they were known of all men. The admin
istration, CUtr.-vSon holds, has disregarded
the pledge of the constitution to "guaran
tee a Republican form of government to
every state and as proof of this he refers to
the frequent mobbing of negroes in that
section of tbe country and charges that no
court there affords the negro any pro tec
tion from a mob.
Took Sympathy aa License.
Clarkson then says: "While "no one pre
tends to excuse ignorance or crime through
ignorance, and while every intelligent per
son knows the danger and menace of
mass of ignorant voters, and while the in
telligent people of the north have
svmnatbized with tbe southern people
ppointnient. verv unwise and in a certain
Plenty of Clean Kf-ptihlirans.
The vacancy should hr.ve been given to
some clean, able rtepuuiican lawver, ol
whom there are plentv. Judge Ion A
ardee is a sample of the class. If the
Democrats of the senate had refused to per
mit confirmation, the responsibility would
have rested on them. I do not see why the
uumliers of southern Republicans should
have been passed over in favor of a Demo
crat identified with the rebellion. They
lave been discriminated against, and I do
not think that they will ever feel any other
wav about it. As to what will be done
about it, what action the senate will take.
Harrison Decidedly Firm.
"1 lo not know whether there will be a
fight against Mr. Jackson's confirmation.
I will see the judiciary committee in the
morning and possibly some conclusion
will be reached. 1 do not fuink, however,
that Mr. liar, 'son is a man who could be
induced to withdraw the nomination by
any amount of party pressure. At present
I have not sufficiently examined the mat
ter to make a positive statement concern
He Ilelirves in raying Debts.
It is remembered by some that before
Senator Jackson went on the bench he
was not a perfectly consistent Democratic
partisan. It is complained that he was
disposed to be independent, and manifest
ed mugwump proclivities, lhere is oppo
sition from his own state, also, which
arises in part from this independence of
party and more from the part he took in
the controversv over the pavment of the
state debt. Tennessee, like Virginia, had
its readjusters and Judge Jackson strenu
ously opposed these and insisted upon the
payment of the bonds in full. Senator
Vest's opposition is attributed to the fact
that Jndge Jackson and Vest differ on the
states right's doctrine.
The testimony in the trial of Jack Clif
ford, at Pittsburg, accused of being
prominent in the riot at the Homestead
mills, fully sustains that charge so far as
it has been beard.
The anti-opuun bid has lieen reported to
the house and placed on the callendar. One
of its opposers says he and his friends
have a good chance to defeat it. Hatch
says the bill will go through without
House Democrats are circulating a peti
tion the object of which is to bring the
Sherman law n pi-al bill before the house
by an order from ihe committee on rules.
Six thousand persons witnessed at Rath,
Me., the launch of the twin-screw, armor
plated harbor-defense ram Katahlin. The
Maine legislature was present in a body.
She is one of the new-idea vessels which
cau be sunk to a level w ith tbe water near
ly or have air pumped into her, giving her "
a good free-board.
Representative Houk, of Tennessee, has
written to President Higinbotharn, of the
World's fair, declaring himself in favor of
the fair being open on Sunday.
A bill has been introduced in congress
providing for the protection of the fish in
the Mississippi river prohibiting the tak
ing of hsh during March, April and May.
The. Hollanders at Pe.Ua, la., have suc
cumbed and permitted their beer to be car
ried away by the constables.
Anna Dickinson has sued eight persons.
two of them physicians, for having her put
in an insane nsitim in February, JSttl.
She wants $U,5,(at in. the aggregnte.
John Uunett. of Mt. Vernon, 111., fell off
a car and broke his hack. He will die, the
An atteirpt was made at St. Louis to
blow lip a tank car loaded with naphtha.
and aiiotl.er V.'aiiu horror would, have
been to record if it had bivn successful.
Pour of a railway section gaug M. J.
Connell. Pat Doyle, John Maroney and
John Ryan1 were ran !oww and killed on
the Central-Hudson road.
The governor of Michigan has signed the
bill repetiiinji the Miner law, by which the
Democrats got live of Michigan s votes in
the late presidential election.
Aher lon ir.g Casey to retire from the
North Daki'ia senatorial light the sixteen
disgruntled i;-;iuilicatisdontseeni anxious
to agree on my one eise.
Conservatives in England have captured
the seat in thecpmmonsfrom Huddlesfield.
which has l-ei n ht-ld by the Literals ever
since 1.VS5. Tue issue was home rule.
Populist Senator-elect Martin, of Kan
sas, white at t hicagu en route to ash-
ington, said be had been elected by eighty
five members of the legislature whose cer
tificates nobody contested, and did not ex
pect any trouble at the national capital.
Five persons at Chicago were bitten by a
mad dog Saturday night late, before the
brute could be killed.
Chicago Union League club held memori
al services in honor of Blaine and Hayes.
Klnqurnt speeches wire delivered and ap
propriate resolutions adopted.
Another Name Slated.
New Yokk, Feb. 6. A special from
Lakewood, X. J., to The Sun says: From
a man who is very close to Mr. Cleveland
comes the news that Mr. Isador Straus has
been slated for the postmaster-generalship.
The Sun's informant says that Mr. Cleve
land offered the postmaster-generalship to
Mr. Straus Saturday night, btraus asked
for time to consider it. He is a successful
business man and an "anti-snapper."
Bayard Consults With Cleveland.
New Yokk, Feb. 6. Cleveland's princi
pal visitor Saturday was ex-Secretary
Thomas F. Bayard, who came to town
Friday night, Bavard's interview with
the president-elect is believed to have an
imnortant bearing upon the selection of
the remaining members of the cabinet, and
it is said that bis advice in the matter has
been sought by Cleveland.
The Weather We May Expect.
Washington. Teh. 6. The following are the
weather indications for twenty-four hours
from B p. m. yesterday: Far Indiana and
Illinois Threatening weather with rain or
snow; winds shifting to northwesterly with
a cold wave in Illinois and Northern Indiana.
For Michigan Snow or rain; southerly winds
shifting to northwesterly, with much colder
weather during this afternoon or toniirhL and
probably a coid wave. For Wisconsin and Iowa
Light snows, followed by clearing weather.
a cold wave ana high northwesterly winds.
she Iid "Shoot, Mamma."
Nevada, Mo., Feb. . Mrs. John Robin
son's 4-year-old daughter Saturday picked
np an old revolver and pointing it at her
mother,, said, "I'll shoot, mamma," The
weapon was discharged, the ball entering
the mother's head at the left ear. She may
The Loral Jlarketa.
w heat "JTBc.
flav Timothv. S10.00: nnland. fSaiO: sto' cte
J9.C0; baled. $10.00!! .00.
Fntter Fair to choice, SSc; creamery SOQSle
E?c Frei-h, 814135.
Ponltrv Chickens. 9c: tnrkevs lSite
docks, 1-Hc; eceee.lOc.
FRUIT AND VBeiTASIXS.
Apples f.a42 73 pcrMis.
Cattle Butchers pay for fra tedl steers
4Vi&5c; cows and neifeia, 2ttt&33e; calves
AND HOT THE TESTIMONIALS
OF PURCHASABLE CHEHf5T.
Must liave Heard from Teaaa.
MARACAIBO, ieb. 6. The Guajari In
dians have roasted alive three traders who
were caught stealing young Indian girls
for the purpose of selling them into servi