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ock Island Daily Argu
ROCK ISLAND, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9. 1893.
Single Ooptea 6 Oan
Par Waak la4 Onk
are's a Cnance
of a Lifetime
These are the times when an X will do a XX
work at the London. We laid aside about 150
Suits worth up to $22.00.
Pretty Hard o Congress.
If congress did assume jurisdiction the
consequence would be that the rich
railroad corporations would employ (as
Whisky TrUSt Inquisition GrOWS they always did) the best legal talent not
only to swarm arouna me nnui oi congress
but to enter them in person. If the mat
ter were placeo. in the hands of the govern
ment the money of the great corporations
would control it, and the poor workingnian
would not be heard in court. The railroads
of the country could not submit to further
restrictions while the Canadian lines were
entirely free from them.
STOCK TRAIN'S IN 'COLLISION.
A STOBT 01 PLOT AND EXPLOSION
Suits are in small lots, one, two and
three of a kind. If you wish to make money,
now is the time to spend it at the
Proprietors, Rock Island.
CLEMANN & SALZMANN,.
Great Bargains in
1625 and 1527
124 128 and 128
: Shirt Factory :
Alleged Attempt to Blow Vp the Shofeldt
TMatillery at Chicago Retold Gorman
Discusses Car Coupler a Related to
Politics The Two Honses Duly Count
the Electoral Vote and Declare the Re
sult, Morgan's Annexation Bill Ap
proved by an Anneaer Old Glory on the
Washington, Feb. 9. The sub-commit
tee of the house ' judiciary committee con
tinned its inquiry into the whisky trust
yesterday with the examination of Thomas
Dewar. He testified that he was approached
by Mr. Gibson, secretary of the Distilling
and Cattle-Feeding company, and request- I
ed to assist in destroying the Shufeldt dis
tillery. He said be had been told by Gib-j
son tAathe could make $10,000 by assisting
in the work, in fact that it would be worth
ttS.OOO if the matter went right. The wit
ness gave details of the scheme as al
leged to have been outlined to him by Gib
son, and gave dates and incidents with
Had Notes of the Scheme.
Ho asked permission to read notes
made ininieliately after his talk with
Gibson. The request was granted. Wit
ness had met Gibson Jan. 25. Gibson
stated that he could Rive him (Dewarl
something that if put under a tank of al
cohol in the cistern room would go off in
a few hours. No one would know anything
about it and the difficulty of his company
in Chie.'go would be done away with. Wit
ness was to receive $10,000 cash in case of
success. In order to show some interest in
the mat ter he asked Gibson what he was
to pet it, cae of failure. Gibson received
Showed Him the Infernal Machine.
Gibson then showed him a common tin
can," divided into several compartments.
with a tin tube in one corner and a gun
tube in the center. Gibson also had pow
der and ball in his room. The principal
think exhibited by Gibson, however, was a
quantity of yellow liquid, which, when ex
posed to the air and a temperature of a cer
tain degree, would give a flame. Witness
said that the job would probably cause a
row. Gibson replied: "Yes, one of these
once nnder the cistern, all would go." Wit
ness left Gibsou and saw Somerville (in
ternal revenue agent at Chicago) who ad
vised him to take the infernal machine.
Instructions for Its Use.
Witness saw Gibson later, and accepted
the "thing." Gibson explained it, and told
him how to use it. and nlamd it in the ont-
side pocket of his (Dcwar's) overcoat. He
then left, agreeing to meet Gibson the next
morning about 8 o'clock. He called on
Gibson the next day and told him he had
not received his orders for the day, but
would probably have to go to other distil
leries. He would probably stop at Shu
feldt's. but would have no chance to work
as gangers were at work there and the dif
ficuliv would be great. Witness was then
ordered to St. Paul.
Dcwar's examination was not closed at
GORMAN'S REPLY TO CHANDLER.
C01,KJTiNC OF THE VOTES
Ar oar specialty. We Jmake them ourselves,
Patronize home industry.
Are made to your order, and thev are tailor-mad
at prices ranging from $16 up.
Principal Feature of the Session of
Washington, Feb. 9. The counting of the
presidential vote and its formal entry on
the journals of the senate and house was
the feature that attracted the populace to
the Capitol yesterday, and every place re
served for spectators was crowded to such
an extent in the house chamber that a
number of ladies were admitted to the
floor. There was some filibustering over
the reading of the journal and the taking
np of the quarantine bill received from the
senate, but it was of short duration and a !
motion to concur in the sen;te amend-
amendments to the quarantine bill was
The Event of the Day.
Someunimportanf business was transact
ed, a recess of fifteen minutes taken and at
12:55 the senateand supreme court marched
in, and the ceremony of counting the elec
toral vote was commenced. The vote was
contained in boxes kept in a safe in the
Capitol, and these boxes were brought in
by a guard of police headed by Captain
liassett. Representatives Ijodge and Chip
man were the tellers for the house, and
Senators Hale and Blackburn for the sen
ate. 1 he only incident of the count was
when it was noticed that one box was hard
to open somebody suggested that it was
a southern ballot box, which raised a
laugh. The vote was finally announced
Cleveland and Stevenson, 27V: Harrison
and Reid, 145; Weaver and Field. ?J and
the senators marched back to their hall.
Bnslnru After the Counting.
The house then proceeded with the legis
lative appropriation bill. Pickler wanted
the pension bureau excluded from the pro
visions of a clause providing for an inquiry
into the executive departments, and
wouldn't sit down when commanded by
the chair, who thereupon ordered a "parade
of the mace," which squelched Peckler. The
bill was not disposed of. The senate passed
a bill to permit the Chicago and St. Louis
Electric railway to import free of duty for
eign machinery for the road. A bill was
introduced providing for provisional gov
ernment for Hawaii in case of annexation.
It gets around the universal suffrage prin
ciple. A bill was passed to relieve veterans
from competitive examinations for office.
The rest of the day was devoted to discus
sion without action on the car coupler bill
and the passage of an appropriation of $50,-
000 for a statue to General John Stark.
The Result Is That Three Person Are
Osceola, la., Feb. 9. A rear-end col
lision, in which t wo east-bound stock train
came together with frightful violence, oc
curred at Brush siding, a lonely sidetrack
five miles east of here, on the Burlington,
at 3 o'clock yesterday morning. The fol
lowing is a list of the injured: Hugh
Doyle, Westboro, Mo., injured in
ternally, supposed fatally; S. E.
Hahan, Nortbboro, Mo., ankle crushed
and head badly injured; F. J. Hanson,
Sioux City, commissionman,badly injured;
Fred Klunte, Westboro, stockman, fatally
injured; Fed Smith, fireman, fatally in
jured; J. C. Trout, Tarkio, Mo., stockman,
badly injured about the head. The ca
boose, it seems, was carrying passengers,
and every one in it was hurt more or less.
Capital Punishment Proposed.
LansINo, Mich., Feb. 9. A bill was in
troduced in the assembly yesterday provid
ing for capital punishment for murder. A
concurrent resolution was passed by the
senate for the election of senators by popu
lar vote. The governor appointed J. E.
I Sawyer and A. C. Baldwin, oi lontiac,
trustees of the insane asylum.
Spotted I ever Corpse the Cause.
St. Lul ls. 11. 9. It is now stated thai
the cause oi the death of three students at
the College of Physicians and Surgeons
was that they were given subjects for dis
section whose deaths were the result oi
cerebro spinal lueuiuitis, or spotted fever.
Criminal carelessness is charged.
LIVE STOCK AND PRODUCE MARKETS. '
Are down In prices uud we invite' competition.
Call and make your selection from over 200 differ
ent samples at prices from $3 and np.
POCKET KNIVES and SCISSORS took the highest premium
for quality. If yon want a good knife try one.
Gold Medal Carpet Sweepers.
Every woman that keeps house wants one. Wrought Iror
wash Fire Sets and Irons.
Acorn Stoves and Ranges
Me tte leadeis made in Illinois for our soft coal and evf ry one
BUaranteed, Come in and see how much I have to she v yon
toat is useful and novel in housekeeping soo' s.
JOHN T. NOFTS&ER,
Coz. TLhl ve. iud Twentieth Street, Sock J c land,
Cannot be duplicated, oar workmanship'cannot be
excelled, oar goods we warrant, and last, bnt not
least, your patronage is solicited.
Call and see as at the
Tri-City Shirt Factory.
1609 Second avenue, over Loosley's crockery store.
FRANK ATTWATER. -Proprietor.
Washes Everything from a fine
silk handkerchief to a circus
tent; Laoe curtains a specialty.
No. 1724 THIRD AVE.
A. M. &:il J. PARKER,
Telephone No. 1214
; HOUSE BUILDERS. ::
Manufacturers of I " y a
Bash1, Doors Blinds, Biding.Flooring,
and all kinds of wood work for bcUdcrs.
llohteenUl oL bU Third aod.FonrU area, i
Some Comments on the Relation of Car
Couplers to Politics.
Washington, Feb. 9. The bill to compel
railways to spend right away almost an
amount of money variously estimated, bnt
certainly very large, to equip their.freight
cars with automatic couplers is bringing
out a lot of political oratory in the senate.
Yesterday Gorman took a hand and ex
pressed his view. A little before Gorman's
speech FefTer took exception to sine re
marks made Tuesday by Wolcott, reflect-
ng, as FefTer thought, on the farmers and
workingmen of the country. These classes,
he said, Lad been trampled upon by the
railroad corporations, and were crying to
congress to t;ike hold of the subject and to
ompel respect to the public will. lie
hoped that the bill would pass, no matter
how much it might cost the railro.nl com
pulses, lie had no qualms of conscience
on that point.
Gorman Replies to Chandler.
Then Gorman took the floor to replv to
the taunts indulged in Tuesday by Chan
dler against the Democrats in the senate
for not supporting the pending measure.
which had leen favored in the platform of
the national Democratic convention. The
Democratic party.said Gorman, was abund
antly able to take care tf itself. It might
have divisions on minor questions, but it
would carry out its pledges to the people
in its own way aud in its own time. It
was true that both national parties in con
vention assembled in the year 1833 had
adopted resolutions favoring this class of
legislation, but the senator from New
Hampshire had not correctly quoted the
resolution of the Democratic convention.
I A Clash of Authorities.
That resolution favored legislation on
the subject by states not by congress.
Chandler said that his quotation was from
the campaign book of the Democratic
party; and Gorman said that he (Gorman)
quoted from McPherson's hand book , of
politics, which he assumed was correct. 11
this bill became a law, the influences that
were behind it would make themselves felt
at future party conventions. They would
say: " w e are not only XjB.000 strong but
we are 1,500,000 strong; we are strong
enough to control your presidential elec
tions. You must confiscate the property
oi tne raiiroaas Dy lurtner legislation, or
we will control yonr politics."
Scent Soma Dancer Ahead.
They would Bay that congress must legis
late so that the rail must weigh 150 pounds
to the yard, instead of 100, aud the Carne-
gies and other manufacturers of steel rails
who had jobs to press would threaten con
gress with their employes. The existing
labor organizations would be enlarged, and
they would say: "Congress has undertaken
to run the railroads; it has undertaken to
control the matter of charges to the people;
we are not safe unless we, the people, own
the railroads and take possession of them."
Gorman argued in conclusion that the or
ganization of railroad employes could ac
complish more in the way of improvement
than &U the k-itiou tiai couli be jiled
co tha statute voce.
Annexation in tinch Cases as Hawaii Made
Washington, Feb. 9. Morgan, the lead
ing Democratic member of the senate com
mittee on foreign relations, held a short
conference Tuesday with Secretary of State
Foster and the bill introduced by Morgan
yesterday is the probable outcome of that
conference. Morgan is an enthusiastic an
nexationist and it will be seen that in his
measure he provides not only for Hawaii
out any similar condition that may arise
in the future. The full text of the bill,
which is a very short one is as follows:
That whenever the United states shall
acquire dominion over any foreign country
or place, by treaty or annexation, or other
wise, the president of the United States
with the advice and consent of the senate,
may appoint a governor for the same and,' a
legislative council to consist of any num
ber of persons, not, less than five nor more
than twenty-five, whose acts shall lie sub
ject to revision or repeal by congress, and
unless the treaty of annexation or cession
shall otherwise provide said governor and
council shall constitute and conduct a pro
visional government for such country or
place until congress shall otherwise pro
vide oy law.
lust What the Annexers TV ant.
Secretary Foster denied that he had any
previous knowledge ol the above bill; so
so did Annexer Wilder, but after reading
the bill the latter said that it was exactly
what he and his colleagues desired, be
cause it shut out universal suffrage. "We
must have something of the kind," he con
tinued, "for the present at least. There
must be some provision made by which
the native population will be prevented
from taking hold of affairs and returning
to the condition which obtained before the
Which Would Spoil the Enterprise.
"If the right of suffrage be conferred
upon the residents of the islands, the na
tives are numerous enough toelectthe can
didates supported by them. While they
are bright, intelligent and good talkers.
Mr. Wilder continued, "they are not broad
and comprehensive in their interviews of
things and can see nothing beyond the con
fines of the Hawaiian islands.
Chicago. Feb, T.
FoilGwihK were the quotations o:l the bo ad
of trade iwiay: Wheat February, opened
74V , closed '(: Slay, opened ;sv$c, closed
Ts'je,: .Inly, opened 7S , closed 77?c, Corn
February, opened f-itX closed 43c; May,
opened f-s.. closed 4Hc; July, opened 4'ic,
closed 4M4C Oat reoruary. opened, Slcv
closed 31c; March, opened S!!c, closed
Sic: May, o ned 34?4C closed 34-c. Pork
Febnrary oiH-ned SI'J.l'.i closed 19.05; May.
opened Jlf.ei'-i. closed lt.5: July, opened
l.t'.'!-i. closeu IV..). mrd reburarv, opened
Live stock -Hots: The prices at the Union
Stock yards iday ranged as follows:
Receipts for the day 10,il: quality poor
left over about 'i,bA; market moderate
ly active pai kin Hj.d shipping account
and prices iu cents ingLer; sales ranpe.1
at SS.s'CKj.T.TO pitrs. $7.trr.S ? lik,'ht, tS S.2l!
ronch ickmp, 7ix-S.4l miiH. and JH.2.ij
b.(ii heavy j-a- siiit: an.l shipping lots.
Cattl Keeeipts f-'r the day 8,'mO; quality
only lair; mriiei moderately active on local
and shij.V'rit acmuut: prices 5lo cents
higher: quotations ranired at SA.tj9lUR
choice to extra shipping steers. t4.s,Ka
fv.40 good to choice do. $.! Ki4.70 lair to good.
$:t.6.'xa4 1M coiiinior, to medium do.. $3.4'K&4.ttt
botchers steers. fr...Ai.w.-o Sioekera, $i.la
S.Sj 'fixss steers. :-.VV4.-iS feeders, S.lU2
3.30 cows, J2.Sii3.;-i I'i'.a-s and S;U&6.50 veaj
beep Receipts for the day 8.O11O; quality
fair: market wa- ratiier qT::ct and prices
higher; o.uotat ions ranged at Si.iMj
5.' ier !' I- '-: rns t--Atu. . " natives.
and 44.;Uro.-ii lames.
roauce: lintttr t an-y separator, a3
SSLjc; good to choice. 'JtW-ic; fney dairy, l?a
27c; fresh pack 'tis; stock. PkT'Kc. Eggs-
Strict ly fresh. Mi: m-r loz: ioe bnnw, 242fic.
Dressed p.m.try Sprhis chicken, llui.l3c per
lb; mixed lots, Vij.iiV: turkeys, choice, lift
1C; ducks 13-jii'c: geese. lO-ilc. Potatoes
Wisconsin ruse, TXi.i.on per bu; Hebrons, ,id
;c; Wisconsin Hurbanks, 7i&JHc; Michigan
Burbanks, 7.-j75c-. mixed lets, &).'$& Sweet
potatoes Illinois, $;l:.rrt4.(W per bhl. Apples
Fair to goo.l, S2.'"5.7ri per bbl; common
and poor stock. J7.V31.Sft fancy, $A0Oa3 '.
Cranberries Jersty Saney, $8.5030.00 per bbl;
Car Cod, fxir. r8.UMS.ui-. choice to fine.
JUi.iOiill.ui. Honey v hue clover in 1-lb sec
tions, lojglSc per lb; broken comb. 10c; dark
comb, good conuition. 6&Se; extracted, 8c
New York, Feb. 7.
Wheat No. 2 red winter cash, c; March.
Tfltvc; May. W.tfU⁣ July, t8Q3HB.
Corn No. mixed cash, att&nKtc: March,
Mijc; Ma, .Vi'c Oats No. 2 mixed
cash, 3.vl4fi4-V; western, JSffrtTC. Rye-
Nominal; western, iSao-'c Barley Dull;
western. 61'c: slate. 6'iasttc: No. 1 To
ronto, tau,Kjc; No. 2 do. Stfi STic I'osk Quiet;
new mess, &.U,.-: old mess, JIs'.SoISI.T.t.
Lard tjuicu steam rendered, $12.t nomi-
llt 1'Ocal mrkets.
Hav TunothT. S10.00; nnland. 9ai0: si. ush
19 00; baltd. 810.00en.0C.
Bntter Fair to choice, 85e; creamery 29S.S0-,
Eggs Fresh, SOftS"'.
I)Uitrv Chickens. 9c: turkeys I'-Us
ducks, Uc; geese, 10c.
rnrtT and vbsbtj.bi.ss.
Apples $S.2Mt$2. 75 per bbl.
Potatoes 8 5..c
Catte Butchers pay for ' com fe 1 steer
4MiSc: cc-w and neifei. SS4&3e: eahraa
Will Fly Old Glory Alter Feb. 22.
Washington, Feb. 9. Secretary Foster,
of the treasury department, has been
notified that the American flag will be for
mally raised upon t he Id man steamers
City of New York and City of Paris at New
York on ashington's birthday, Feb. 22.
The event will le celebrated with I great
pomp. Many aistiuguisnea people nave
received invitations to be orescnt.
Wisconsin Man Appointed Consul.
Washington, Feb. 9. The president yes
terday sent to the senate the following
nominations of consuls: Henry G. Kress, I
of Wisconsin, at Cork; Josiah EL Stone, of
Alassacnusetis, at xsogales.
. " -actiT lire at M-rauton.
Das Moines, la., Feb. 9. Fire at Scran-
ton, la., yesterday at 6 o'clock in the morn
ing destroyed Cox and Steyerwalt's hard
ware store, r oster a drug store. Fanners'
and Merchants' bank, and Cibson's hard
ware store. Loss, 115,000; insurance, $7,000.
Lost at a and Crew Drowned.
CoKCXNA,Feb. 9. The British steamship
Trinacria, plying between the Clyde and
Spanish Mediterranean porta, has been lost
off Cape Villano. near Punta Del boy. Only
two o! tla craw tod aaved ami. Uiixty-
PRICir S ON ALL4j