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Rogk Island Daily Argu,
VOL. XLI NO. 119
BOCK ISLAND. MONDAY. MABCH 6. 1893.
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Par Weak ISM Ocas
We will FIRE OUT our stock of Clothing,
Hats, Caps, and Furnishing Goods at about
Cheaper than damaged goods. When others
pretend to sell cheap that is the time to com
pare The London's prices.
The Greatest Value Givers.
A HAPPY NEW YEAR
Guaranteed to any victim of alcoholism who takes
The Morrell Cure.
No sore arms. No lay off from work. All other
cures shatter the general health. All graduates of
the Morrell institutes testify to increased weight and
vigor during treatment and permanent improvement
of general health.
Buford Block, Rock Island.
Postoffice block, Moline.
Hibernian building, Davenport.
Communication and treatment confidential. Send
for circulars and testimonials.
The Furniture establishment of
CLEMANN & SALZMANN
is replete with all the novelties of the sea
son, purchased for cash from the best
known makers in Grand Rapids. They can-
not only save you money, but give you new
and choice designs in Parlor and , Chamber
Furniture, sideboards, tables, chiirs and
lounges. Thanking you for your patronage
they solicit an early call.
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124 123 and 128
. Sixteenth Street.
Washes Everything from a fine
silk handkerchief ' to a circus
tent; Laoe curtains a specialty.
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W. TREFZ & CO.
20 11 Fourth Avenue, f
attiasafaVa. Old ami,
Work Completed by the Fifty-
un someMattees that no oveb
But Two Tariff Bill "Win Out" Appro
priations Reach Abont the Same Fig
ure aa Tlinne or the Filty-Fimt Boom
ers Will Have a Show on the Cherokee
Strip EAert of a World's Fair Stipula
tion on the Sunday Closing Condition
Ust of Laws
raosed Closing Scenes In
House ami Srnnt i
Y AS1I1XGT0X, March 6. The Silver and
iariff question, the anti-option bill and the
reduction of appropriKtions were the lead
ing topics 'of consideration by the Fifty
second congress, which expired by consti
tutional limitation at 12 o'clock noon Sat
urday. Secondary only in Importance to
these matters were matters relating to the
World's fair, equipment of railways with
automatic car couplers, national quaran
tine and immigration, Behring sea and Ha
waian annexation. Nothing of an aflirma
tive nature txcept to prevent two items in
the McKinley bill taking effect was actu
ally accomplished so far as respects silver,
the tariff or auti-option, the action taken
on ench of these questions in one branch
uf cong.ess being negatived by the action
or non-action of the other branch.
Influence of the Balance Sheet.
The result of the agitation of the neces
sity for a retrenchment of expenditures is
not apparent in any considerable change in
the aggregate appropriations carried by the
national supply bills, for they amount to
about as much as in the Fifty-first con
gress, law s on the statute books preventing
some large reductions which otherwise
would have been made, while the decreases
which it was possible to affect were offset
by increased appropriations for pensions
and livers and harbors. The condition of
the public treasury, however, though it
did not result in the Fifty-second congress
getting below the billion dollar limit, un
doubtedly influenced legislation to a con
siderable extent and prevented the Author
ization of many proposed new expenditures
for improvement of the public service, for
public buildings, for payment of claims
and for other purpose.
Filibustered Free Silver to Death.
The silver question was kept steadily be
fore the attentiou of congress by the alter
nate efforts of the advocates of free coinage
ana 01 tne repeal ol tne boerman law. The
coinage committee of the house in the first
session reported a fr e silver bill, which
after an exciting debate was saved from de
feat by the casting vote of the speaker, but
was afterward filibustered to death, the
friends of the bill failiutr to secure the sig-
4 natures of a majority pf the Democrat to
a petition asking .for a cloture rale in its
behalf. The senate then passed a free coin
age bill, but when the free silver men re
newed their fight in the house they were
outnumbered by fourteen votes, and of
course failed. The anti-silver men met a
similar fate in their efforts to secure a re
peal of the present law, the senate refusing
by a decisive vote to consider it and. the
house killing the Andrew-Cate bill.
What Was Done with the Tariff.
On the tariff the dominant party in the
house adopted a policy of attacking the
McKinley bill in detail largely for poli
tical reasons, and partly for reason that in
view of the political complexion of the sen
ate it was practically out of the question
to pass a general tariff revision bill
through the senate, while special measures
might stand some show of passage. The
result was the enactment into law of two
bills continuing block tin on the free list
and fine linen at 35 per cent, nd valorem.
Under the McKinley bill large duties were
to take effect on these items in the near
future. Other seperate bills were passed
through the house only to be pigeon-h'oled
in the senate.
rnr-tiae of Cherokee !trlp.
A bill that went through containing a
matter of importance was the Indian
bill with the provision for the purchase of
the Cherokee outlet, around the borders of
which an army of "boomers" is now wait
ing on a threat to go in ""willy nilly" to
day. The government propoes to give
the Indians :.i."i,0Oii for the land. Every
body knows how the filibusters beat the
anti-option bill, and its running-mate, the
pure food bill, could not get consideration
in the house though passed by the senate.
The automatic car coupler bill, somewhat
modified, was passed by both bouses, as
was a national quarantine bill and a bill
further restricting immigration. Approx
imately 4i5 bouse and 23-" senate bills and
joint resolutions became laws, making (MO
acts put on the statute books as the result
of the work of congress.
World's Fair FegUlation.
World's fair legislation comprised the
grant of f2,500,000 in souvenir half dollars
in aid of the fair, the closing of its gates on
Sunday, the appropriation of various
amounts for different fair purposes and the
passage of sundry acts of a special nature
and minor importance. The items in
creased by the senate during the last week
of congress were cut again by the house
and the amounts asked tor the Columbian
commission, including the board of lady
managers, was reduced from 236,875 to
$211,750. The appropriations for the gov
ernment board of exhibits was reduced
from $301,750 to $151,750.
More Trouble Tor Sunday Closers.
The amount asked for the committee of
awards. $570,8S0, was allowed in full, but a
proviso was attached stipulating that the
money for this purpose should come out of
the receipts of the sale of the souvenir half
dollars appropriated under the act of the
last session. Several of the members of
the house who are lawyers claim that tak
ing the money for the awards out of the
appropriation of last session, under which
the Sunday closing agreement vas made,
is a distinct violation of the agreement on
the part of congress, and thus relieves the
World's fair from further responsibility on
BILLS THAT BECOME LAWS. .
Important Measure that Got Through
The following are the more Important of
the bills which have become laws: The
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9 grant an American registry to tww In-
! loan line stemiisuips. to pension survivors
j of the Biack Ilnkwk and Seminole Indian
I wars; to increase the pension of veterans of
Mexican war; the iu valid pension bill; the
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r.(tu. uui bin iui aujUBbiuvub Ut OWVUUbS
of men who -have worked overtime; to ena
ble Die president to enforce reciprocal canal
arrangements with Canada; to pension
tt0 "rSTpJ? S
comerce law so as to meet the Gresham
Counselman decisions and correct other
defects in it.
Another "Heir Apparent."
To make the secretary of agriculture eli
gible to the residential succession! tn re-
' peal the life-saving projectile law so far as
concerns vessels navigating lakes. Days
r sounds exclusively; to increase the pay
cnlistel men tn he .min1 for nrnmntinn
to second lieutenancies; to extend for two
years the time within which applications
can be made to remove technical charges
of desertion against Mexican war veterans.
Good Thing for Local- Tallent.
To authorize the secretary of the treas
ury to obtain designs for public buildings
from local architects, who may also be em
ployed to superintend their construction;
for the permanent preservation and custo
dy of the records of the volunteer armies;
to investigate raft towing on the great
lakes; to amend the general land grant
forfeiture act of the last congress so that
persons entitled to purchase forfeited lands
under that act may have four years from
the date of its passage.
Standard Guage for Irou and Steel.
Establishing a standard gunge for sheet
and plate iron and steel; ' authorizing the
construction of one new cruiser, one line of
battle ship and three gunboats; abolition
of army contract surgeons; making the
action of the second auditor final on all
back pay and bounty claims, except an ap
peal within six months to the controller;
for the collection of railway export statis
tics; for the replacement of civilian Indian
agents by army officers.
President Harrison's Vetoes.
Three bills were vetoed by the president,
viz.: To refer the McGarrahan claim to the
court of claims (a second McGarrahan bill
failing of action in the house); to amend
the court of appeals act and In relation to
marshals in the United States courts in
Alabama. This last bill becomes a law by
passage over the veto. Senator Hoar (Rep.)
stating that it had been vetoed through a
misunderstanding of its provisions. The
president subjected three bills to a "pocket"
veto and twe other bills failed of engross
ment in time for presentation to hiin. All
were of comparatively small importance.
CLOSE OF THE OLD CONGRESS.
Heed in An Interesting Bole Complexion
of the New Senate.
Washington, March 6. The closing
1 scenes of the Fifty-second congress were
t.eepy ones. zxiu uouses d&u ueen up au
night and in the senate it wns so hard to
get a quorum that Harris waxed wroth
mid made a hot speech, in which he said:
I want to -say on my responsibility as a
senator and a man that the proceeding of
the last two hours is a disgrace; a disgrace
that iu the expiring hours of congress a
sufficient number of senators cannot be
held here to dispose of the public measures
necessary to be considered." It .was 6:30 a.
m. Saturday before the senate took recess
and then only to tH:'M).
Had Completed the Business.
But the business was completed. All the
bills which had been in conference for so
many hours had lieen agreed on, and the
only thing done after J:30 was the appoint
ment of the usual committee to wait on
the president, the delivery of the farewell
speech of Chairman Morton, which was a
graceful effort, and the passage of resolu
tions of thanks to the retiring president
and president pro tem. Of course old Cap
tain Basset t solemnly performed the act of
putting the clock back, so that the senate
should obey the law and adjourn at 13
o'clock (official time) which was really 1
p, m. Before the inauguration twenty-five
new senators were sworn in, among them
Martin of Kansas, whose prima facie right
to a seat is subject to contest. After the
inauguration the senate adjourned, having
appointed a committee to inform the new
president that it was at his service.
All the states have chosen new senators,
either by election or appointment, to the
senate of the Fifty-third congress, except
Montana and Washington. The Republiccn
governor of the former will appoint a Re
publican to serve until the next legislature
elects, and a Republican is assured event
ually from Washington, the legislature of
that state being largely Republican. Count
ing the senators from these two states,
therefore, as Republicans, the senate will
be composed of forty-six Democrats, thirty
eight Republicans, aud four Populists.
Keed Has Hi Revenge.
In the house, after the last conference
reports had been a creed to a recess was
taken to 10:t and on reassembling the
usual last-hour committee to wait ou the
president was appointed. Then Hatch took
the chair while Reed took his revenge on
those present who had deuied to him the
courtesy always accorded speakers when
he closed his term with the Fifity-lirst con
gress, and refused to vote him thanks.
He began by stating that the speaker was
the office not the man; that it should be
respected, and that no factional or party
malice should ever strive to lessen the dig
nity of the office or the esteem in which the
speaker was held.
An Example Not To ISe Imitated.
He then proceeded: "Xo attack, wheth
er open or covert, cp.n be made upon that
great office without leaving to the future
a legacy of disorder and bad government.
This is not because the speaker is himself
a sacred creation. It is because he is the
embodiment of the house, its power and
dignity. If any efforts of that kind have
been made in the past, if at any time in the
heat of passion or the flush of resentment
over unexpected defeat an action has been
takeu which has been thus inimical to the
public good and the public order, let us
leave to those who so acted the honor or
the shame, and in no Way give to their
example the flattery of an imitation.
Patriotism Above Partisanship.
"While, therefore, my associates and I
have not lorgotten the past, I am sure that
I speak the sentiment of them all when I
say that the Republican party, without re
gard to what any other party may do, or
what any other party has done, will but
tress, by the respectful behavior of each
and every one of its members, this high
office. Applause. Therefore, placing
patriotism above partisanship, placing duty
above even a just resentment, notwith
standing we Ho nor npmof th narlia
elates ana deenV that tne system re-established
is not democratic and is unwise, nev
ertheless, by offering the customary resolu
tion, we tender to the speaker of this house
the expression of our beliel that he, like all
his predecessors, has performed the trying
duties of his ollice with upright inteution
aud honorable purpose." .
Adieu to the Fifty-Second.
Crisp made a graceful response to the
resolution which Reed sent to the clerk
tbauking the speaker for his sen-ices in
that oflice, aud t heu the offi cial clock hav
ing beeu allowed to mark 12 m. the house
of the Fifty-second congress adjourned sine
The inaugural parade took five hours to
pass the reviewing stand Saturday, and the
last rank went by at 7 p. m. Cleveland taw
it all pass. '
Chief Arthur, of the Brotherhood of En
gineers, is at Toledo trying to settle a dif
ficulty with the Toledo, Ann Arbor and
Northern Michigan road.
The boomers on the borders of the Chero
kee Strip are wild with joy over the action,
of congress in passing the "Strip" bilLJ 31
Burglars robbed the residence ol the
governor of Missouri.
Hugh F. Dempsey and Robert Beatty,
convicted of poisoning the Homestead mill
men, have been seuteuced at Pittsburg to
seven years each in the penitentiary. Gal
lagher got five years and Davidson three.
An appeal to the supreme court has been
Mary J. Bigger, widow of the famous
Chaplain Bigger, of Chicago, aged nearly
SO, was burned to death while trying to
smother a lire in her bed.
Thomas Freeman, 72 years old, an old
time Abolitionist and friend of Abraham
Lincoln, died at Kvanstpn, a Chicago
The Kirkman art, tile and pottery
works at Akron. O., burned. Loss, $240,
O00; insurance, ?'f,:.0(J0.
At Dennison, Tex., it is Btated that four
men looking for gold and silver in southern
New Mexico have found the petrified body
of the famous outlaw Bruce Younger.
Oliver Jo' iisr.u, a colored boy of 13, mur
dered Stanley llott. a white boy of 5, at
Columbus, O., aud threw the body into the
At Whitvllle, Tenn., Will Ross cut two
men named Morrison fatally. Then two
other Morrisons cut Ross to pieces. Family
Third Vice President Springer, of the
Santa Fe, bus resigued to accept a position
on the Chicago Elevated Terminal railway
Mrs. Concita Sabetino and her 8-year-old
boy are in jail at Denver for burning Tony
Sabetmo. a girl S years eld, all over the
body with n.ttirons and red-hot pokers and
then hanging her. The child cannot live.
The coroner's jury at Chicago has found
that Buildirc Commissioner O'Neill, Arch
itect Kurst, Contractor Campbell, and Johu
York, the owner, are responsible for the
fall of the building in that city last week
by which eight lives were lost. j
Mrs. Thomas ILmibrkli, of Ford, Ky..
crazed by the loss of one child, cut the
throat of her daughter Jessie and tried to
treat a neighbor's child iu1 the same man
ner. Shady Valley, near Bristol, Tenn., has
been bought- IjV a syudicate of Knglishmen
for 600,UOO. i'hey will establish iron fur
naces. Caroline Merrick, a Chicago school teach
er well known all over the country, is dead
at El Paso, Tex.
It Is asserted that Frederick R. Coudert,
of New York, will be Cleveland's minister
to France. ,
Charles Swenson, a miner at Negaunee,
Mich., was crnshed to death by the roof of
the Prince of Wales mine falling on him.
Funeral of Ex-Governor Bishop.
Cincinnati, March 6. The funeral serv
ices over the remains of ex-Governor R, M.
Bishop were held yesterday in the Central
Christion church. Rev. Robert Graham
delivered the funeral sermon. The honor
ary pall-bearers were: Ex-Governor J. D.
Cox. ex-Governor J. B. Foraker, ex -Mayor
S. S. Davis, and Harry R. Smith. The .
body was laid to rest in Spring Grove cem
The Isoeal Markets. " - '!
eJU.rx,CTc. .', -'!. r'i
Corn 45&4c. . ' V
Oata CG&SSc. V.' ; ' I
Hsy Timothy, f H.00; upland, $10811 ; s'.oues t ; : 1
$9.00; baled. $10.00311.00. : ' !
FBOCUCZ. , j ; . .
Batter Fair to choice, 25c; creamery, 27c. ' ' '.
Eggs Frerti, S5fc?7. . i! !" ;
Poultry Chickens. 9c; turkeys
docks, line; geese, 10c. , i :
racrr ak visitable. f
Apples ( 4 00 perbb). h I:'
Potatoes 8SI&93C. -
Onions f 4 .00 per bbl. t ' " -,
Turnips 00c per bu. ' ., ,
Lrvsstocs. j ! .:.
Cattle Butchers py for corn feel steers ' I , '
H5c; cows and Eeifei. S&3!e; cajes . .
5c. ii . '
Hoes-7We$c. t. i ,
6hep tSJiC. i : '. : f; .
LESS THAN HALFTHE
SOLD IN CAHS 0NI&