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BOCK ISLAND. WEDNESDAY. MABCH 8, 1893.
BIngU OoplM 0 Orata . -
Par Weak IS (JuU
FIRE! FIRE!! EIRE!!!
We will FIRE OUT our stock of Clothing,
ats, Caps, and! Furnishing Goods at about
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MOVED IN AND OUT
Grand Transformation in
: Washington Depart.nents.
IUS HOVE IN, AND OUTS MOVE OUT,
Mice Mew Fresh Goods
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leaper than damaged goods. When others
etend to sell cheap that is the time to'lCojm
ire The London's prices.
The Greatest Value Givers.
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ur selection oi new aesierns ior tne coming sea
son is; nearly all in stock, and we feel confident
your, inspection will pronounce it overwhelm
ingly superior to any we have ever shown.
have taken advanta e of ere ry opportunity in making oar selection, in order to give
the people of this city and vicinity the choicest desifijas from the product of nearly every
manufacturer in thia country, at the very lowest prices. We emoloy only first class
workmen, and shall be pleased to receivs your criers for Papsr Hanging, Painting, or
anything pertaining to Interijr Decorating: . v ,
m Moulding to match wall paper.
dow Shades ready madeand to orcler, all colors.
Jre Frames latest styles.
R. CRMPTO ISr & CO
ale and retail book sellers and stationers.
1727 Second avenue, Rock IsUnd.
tak Island Brass Foundry
AND ARCHITECTURAL IRON WORK.
'' of bra, bronze Dd'tlnminam bronze eaitini, ill-itMN and te niters
specialty of brass metal pattern and art latic", work:
," . V , . : ; jV'MAGEK,',Propriet)r.
( JOHN H FAUIDON, . - "
HENRY A- PARIDOH.
SCHMEIL, PARJDON.& SON.
rs and Decorators,
KaiJsominino, Paper Hangihg. Eto,,
v : 419 Seventeenth Street.'
W. TREFZ & CO.
HEADQUARTERS TOR -
r School Books,
2011 Fourth Avenue,
Birkenielii'a Old Stand.
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Cleveland's New Cabinet Officers on Dnty
Incidents of tlie Change A Long Wait
Tor Would-ISe OIHcIuIk Senate Demo
crats Caucna and Ignore the Popnitsta
First Cabinet Sleeting and Subjects Con
sidered Visitors at the White House
Statement of Bond Purchases Capital
Washington, March 8. The induction
intn office of the members of President
Cleveland's eabiuet (save Secretary Gresh-
am, who was sworn in Monday) was
the event at the state department yester
day morning. For the first time in the
history of the government the head of the
departments assembled in the diplomatic
parlor and together took the oath of office.
On the occasion of Cleveland's first inaug
uration all the cabinet officers assembled
at the Arlington hotel and accompanied
by Associate Jistice Field drove to each
executive department in turn, beginning
with the state department.
Not Acco ding to Precedent.
This was a proceeding out of the usual
order that had obtained ori the change of
previous- administrations, and upset the
calculations of some of the old clerks and
notaries public in the departments who
had the honor of swearing in former
heads of departments. Especially was
this the case with the venerable "Judge"
Lawrenson, of the postoffice department,
who hadi up to that t ime as the department
notary administered the oath of office to
every ' postmaster general for half a cen
: TaVLnc the Official Oath.
There was a quite a concourse in the
corridors of the state department yester
day to witness the new ceremonies. The
seyeral' members of the cabinet were on
time and at ll:15 o'clock Justice Field
came into the room of 4he secretary of
state. The party at once repaired to the
diplomatic parlor. There were about fifty
present outside of the cabinet and other
officials to witness the ceremony. The'new
cabinet officials grouped themselves about
the table at the cast end- of the parlor.
Justice Field and Secretary Gresham at
the head. The venerable jurist then calling
the secretaries to hie left hand in turn ad
ministered the statutory oath which he
read without glasses to Messrs. Carlisle,
Lamont, Smith, Herbert, Olney, Bissell
and Morton, Hud each signed. The table
used was a new one procured for the occa
sion. Installation Into Office.
The process of installing each head of
department into office was an afternoon's
job. Secretary Carlisle, accompanied by
his son Logan Carlisle, arrsved at the treas
ury department at 11:45 a. m., and was im
mediately ushered into the office of the
secretary of the treasury, where he was
welcomed by ex-Secretary Foster and had
a private conversation with him, while his
son Logan proceeded to tackle a pile of
packages largely consisting of applications
for office. Later he received his subordi
nates, who called to get. acquainted with
their new chief. Then there was a host of ,
visitors who had little axes to grind.
Lamont and Mtrton Take Hold.
Secretary Lamont went over to his de
partment where he bad a talk with Gen
eral Schofield, his predecessor having bid
adieu to' office yesterday and vacated.
Later Lamont received a large crowd of
visitors. . Secretary Morton went over to
the agricultural department and was
heartily greeted by ex-Secretary Rusk,
who introduced his assistants and later
took him over to the weather bureau.
Then Attorney General Olney was formal
ly presented to the supreme court by Mil
ler, and Justice Field welcomed the com
ing and speeded the parting officers with
grace and feeling.
. Herbert and Hoke Smith.
Secretary Herbert took charge of the
naval office, and his predecessor intro
duced the bureau chiefs. The two "old
tars" lay alongside each other and "Mowed
their pipes" with great satisfaction. Then
ex-Secretary Tracy weighed anchor and
got under way for private life. Hoke
Smith, the new interior secretary, had the
hardest afterrfbon'a work of any. He shook
hands with li,300 employes of his depart
ment and as they bid him welcome thev
passed ou to General Noble and bade him
good-bye. The new incumbent had a long
conference with Xoble regarding the de
tails of the office.
Chssss in the Postoffice.
At the postoffice department Bissell
found Wanamaker, and after a little ex
planation of the geography and topography
of the office proceeded to get acquainted
with his subordinates. - Later he made the
acquaintance of a whole lot of congressmen
and others who will have something fur
ther to say to him some Of these days about
postoffices in the rural and other "dees
tficks." This ended the moving in and
moving out, and by official closing time the
new department heads were in office and
ready to do business for Uncle Sam. J
' CAUCUS OF THE DEMOCRATS.
They Invite No Populists to Their Confer
enceOrganization, . Washington, March 8. The Democratic
caucus which met in the senate chamber at
10 a. m. yesterday was well attended. Just
what course the Democrats intended to
pursue toward the Populists has been a
matter of interesting conjecture since it
was known that the Democrats had a clear
majority of their own. The action yes
terday indicates that these Populist sena
tors are to be ignored. Kyle of North Da
kota, and Pefferpf Kansas, the old Popu
list Allen.and new Populist eleoted by Ne
braska, were not invited to attend the cau
cus, and to this extent at least it would
eeem that they have been purposely
neglected. . Martin's case was, however,
different. .He is considered a Democrat
and was present and participated in the
4 Mantle) Barred
,eed by re-electing Gor-
coosuraea in aplp-
J cussion bearing upon the standing of the
I senators who have, been appointed by gov-
I .ti. tYic U1W 111 lull 11 f luinn Duilrniitli
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i appointed by the governor of Wyoming,
the i and Mantle, appointed l.y the governor of
Montana, tpeuches were made by Voor
hees, Vilas, Daniel and others. A spirit of
opposition agaitist seating these men was
manifested, and in support of this view a
number of old decisions in senate contest
ed elections were qnottd. It was finally
decided, however, that these matteis, to
gether with the case of Martin, should be
referred to the committee on privileges
The Question of Keorcanization.
Heretofore the party coming into power
has not reorganized the elective officers at
the extra session called for the purpose of
confirming presidential appointments, al
though the Republicans once attempted it;
and whether this rule should be departed
from was a question that came up for dis
cussion. A number of conservative sena
tors favored postponing action in this mat
ter until December, but there was not
lacking such an expression of sentiment as
indicated a purpose to make a complete
change as speedily as passible.
Left It All to a Committee.
This together with the whole question of
reorganization was left to a committee to
be appointed by the Democratic steering
committee. When the caucus adjourned the
"steering committee" consisting of Gor
man, lii ice.Cotkrell.Ransom and Harris, re
paired to a committee room and remained
in conference for more than three hours.
At the conclusion of the conference Gor
man announced the following committee:
Black burn, Ransom, Cot-krell, Harris,
Brice, White of Louisiana, and Gorman.
AND NOW COMES BASE BALL,
The Magnates Meet at New York and
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New , Yor.Ki March 8. The base ball
magnates were all here yesterday except
Von Der Ahe, who was detained at St "
Lonis by an accident to bis eon which
threatens the boy's life. Ten clubs were .
represented, and business was rushed. The
principal matter attended to was the
change in the playing rules, and the -most
important in this matter referred
to the pitcher, who is confined to a plate
60 feet from the home plate, and must not
raise either foot except in delivering the
ball. The bat must be round and not over
2 inches in diameter in the thickest part,
nor more than 42 inches in- length. The
meeting adjourned for the day.
Legislation far Michigan.
Lansixg, Mich.. March 8. In committee
of the whole the house passed a joint reso
lution proposing amendments to the con
stitution fixing the compensation of mem
bers of the legislature at $750 per term; pro
viding for utilizing the labor of convicts
on highways, and reducing the time with
in which bills may be introduced in the
legislature from fifty to thirty-five days.
The senate passed bills appropriating $70,-
(100 for the industrial home for girls and
102,0li0 for the Normal school for 1SW and
LIVESTOCK AND PRODUCE MARKETS.
MEETING OF THE NEW CABINET.
Appointments the Most Important Mat
ter Discussed Two Receptions.
Washington, March 8. The first meet
ing of President Cleveland's cabinet was
held yesterday at the usual hour, and it
lasted something more than two hours.
All the members were present. The ses
sion was devoted to the discussion of mat
ters of current public importance includ
ing Hawaiian annexation and the financial
situation, which were touched upon. The
greater part of the time was taken np,
however, with a consideration of the ques
tion of appointments, particularly those of
assistants to the various cabinet officers.
The necessity for filling these positions
without delay was taken as a self-evident
fact, but President Cleveland impressed
upon his official family the necessity ot
The "Boys" Will Have to Wait.
President Cleveland has definitely decid
ed and has authorized his cabinet minis
ters to announce to applicants for appoitt
ments that all officials now in office aguinst
whom no charges are made will he permit
ted to hold till their commissions expire..
A Southern School Celebration.
President Cleveland received the public
twice during the dav, each reception last
ing less than an hour. He shook hands
with about a thousand people, although
fully 3,000 passed through the White
House. At 2 o'clock the doors were closed
to those not bent on business and this rule.
which has been observed for many years.
will be cont inued. The only incident of
note at the public reception was the
presentation to President Cleveland of a
beautiful white silk banner by the pupils
ot the Central Female college, Tuscaloosa,
Ala. Secretary Herbert introduced the
young ladies who delivered the gift. The
banner contained the programme observed
by the Tuscaloosa school in honor of Cleve
land s inauguration.
Some Visitor at the White Bouse.
Representatives Springer, McCreary,
Fellows and Brooksidre and Governor
Isaac Pusey Gray, of Indiana, were among
those who came. Governor Gray appeared
during the cabinet meeting and failed to
see Cleveland. John Wanamaker came to
pay his respects and to bid an official
good-bye to the president J. W. Finch,
of Glenns Falls, N. Y.. who helped alone
the Cleveland campaign fund by large con
tributions also saw him, Richard Wat
son Gilder, editor of The Century, was in
and out of the private part of the White
Honse a dozen times during the day.
Remembered Their Vncle Jerry.
w ASHIKGTON-, March. 8. Liast evening
the officials and employes of the agricul
tural department met at the residence of
their late chief, ex-Secretary Rusk, and
through Assistant Secretary Willetts pre
sented him a handsome silver service of
five pieces, with salver and lamp. On the
salver was engraved a representation of
the department building and underneath
there was the inscription: "Presented to
Hon. J. M. Kusk, secretary of agriculture,
1880-18SKI, by his late associates in the
United States department of agriculture
as a mark of their friendship and esteem.
Washington, D. C, March 7, 1S93." Each
piece also boi-e the monogram "J. M. R,
The affair was a complete surprise to the
Money Saved by Buying Bonds.
Washington, March 8. A statement
prepared in the division of loans and cur
rency, treasury department, shows that in
Cleveland's first administration the de
partment redeemed bonds of the par
value of $338,074,800, for which it paid
361,2C,C4.05. If the bonds had run to
maturity the holders would have received,
principal and interest, $3$W,0!7, 180.43, mak
ing the saving to the government by the
purchase $32,832,5JJ.3S. The par value of
bonds redeemed since March 1, 18S9, is
$259,093,650; the department paid for them
1296,316,931.20. Had they run to maturity
they would have cost the government $351,-
6C9.424.71, making the saving in the trans
action 55,52,-J93.o7. J
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Chicago. March 7.
Following were Uip i notations on the board
of trade today: Wheat March, opened
73c. closed Wv.-: May. opened ,614c, closed
ro-Hjc; July, owned 5c, closed 75$4c Corn
.March. -i-ened iP'. closed 419sc: May.
opened 43:. closed K-j-, July, opened 444.
closed 44?. Oats ilay, opened &.c.
closed 32-iji.-; June, opened 3x, closed 33c;
Jnly, opened closed SZiitc l'ork
March, opened SlT.'.t., closed $17.S)7!& May,
opened 1IS5; closed $ls-'7s: July, opened
closed $lK3i. Lard Hurch. opened
gliTS, closed f l-'.titt.
Live stock Hogs: The price at the Union
stock yards to lay raneed - as follows:
lleceipts tor .the day 17.01: quality little
belter; left over bo:it C !-. market waa
moderately active on p-t. iD and ship.
ping account, una prices uikUu lower; sales
ranged at pia, Jf.SO&SjUu light,
f7.a7.K roub' packing, J7.S03e.W -mixed.
and i&Uika k.'M heavy packing and snapping
Cattle Receipts for the day 5,5rtj; quality
fain market active on local and shipping ac
count: quotations ranged at i.36.03
choio to extra shppiu .steers. H.6aSJU
food to choice do., ti-l-'J-1'. fair to good,
t3.6j&4.00 common to meiium cio $3.40&4.QO
batchers' steers, 5i"J.J12. stockers, $2.W&4.8S-'
Texas steers, $3.3j.l.3j feeders, $10&3-SU
cows, t3.U0a heifers, $2S-i3.75 bulls, and
Sheep Receipts ."or the day 10.0W; quality
fain market rather active aud prices un
changed; quotations ranged at t4.')J(ait
per liw lbs edema, SJ.-Vu,"i.t natives, and
Produce: liutter Fancy separator.
27c per lb: fancy (ittiry, 2;26c; packing
stock, I.jCjUk. kgcr-i- resli stock. li17)$o
per dor. Dressed poultry Chickens, Ulo
per lb; turkeys. 16,1 V; ducks, 13&lc;
geese. JlKl-c lotato-'s M isconsin Bur-
banks. 73&,ic per bu; Hebron. 0S(y7itc; Peer
less. w2.iN.-: Rose, g.;tie. r-wet" potatoes
Illinois: fo.iOJM.-VJ pi-r bbL Apples Fair to
good, $.iiij.tJ i-tr bbl; lam y, &Ljt&lJ).
Cranberries Jerseys,' fancy. tlu.UU5i41.tJU per
bbl. Honey W iut clover la 1-pound sec
tions, l-i&.loc per lb; broken comb, luc; dark
comb, tjood coudi'ion, tvjc; extracted, 78o
New York, March 7.
Wheat No. 2 red cash lower nn
increase on nasaahe and weak west: local
trading and switching dull and steady; May,
t?-6a(irt-io: June. 7Vi-a7a 15-ltSc: Julv. 8l4a
Sic Rye Nominal: western. OUClBTc Bar.
ley Quiet and firm; state, waajc; western.
mi&xr. No. 1 Toronto, S'&aSc-, Jo. X do.
64S5c. Corn No. 2 14c on incrrse on pass
age; advanced 5c with Chicago; declined
!-icon realizing; dull, weak: steamer mixed,
SSJ-ia-'-'Hc; May, 51(&51?sc; June, 80J$c; July,
61&alc; No. S. 6JK-vtW$c. Oats-No. 2,
dull; firm; vrcetcrn. Sf74c: May. 4&38c;
state, 3f?4(&i7jc. J'ork-Uull and steady; new
mess, tiMK old mess, $iv.50. Lard Quiet
Live Stock: Cattle Market firm, but no
trading in beeves; dressed beef, steady; na
tive sides, 8&9Jc per lb. 8 beep and Lambs
Trading slow owing to the dull demand;
sheep, $4.2a5.00 perllOO lbs; lambs. S6.6A3t
0.75. Hogs Nominally firm; live hogs, $8.UUt&
The Local narketa.
T!. nMMAk tia nti 1 1 . , . i - l
1 j . luiwmj, vi..w. uuimiu, fiiii , liVUKB
19.00; baled. J10.0011.00.
Butter Fair to choice, 25 ; creamery, !
Esgs Fre?b, 2527.
Poultry Chickens. Be: tnrkera
dncke, 13Mc ; geese, 10c.
FRUIT AND TCeiTASLES.
Apples f 4 00 per bbl.
Onions $4. L0 per bbl
Turnips 60c per bu.
Cattle Butcher nav for !
4Hi&5c; cows and celfei,
iocra fcsl steer
Boseerans Not Kesignlng.
Washington, March S. A private letter
has been received here from General Rose-
scrans, register of the treasury, now in
California, stating that his health has im
proved very much of late. General Rose-
crans also states tbat he docs not contem
plate resigning his position as register of
. . ' . Free Gold Down to 1,250,000.
Washington, March 8. Secretary Car
lisle when he assumed charge of the treas
ury department yesterday had on hand
$1,250,000 in free gold and a net balance of
$25,500,000, of which $11,600,000 ;is in na
tional bank depositories and $11,000,000 in
1. - : : . 5 mm i
vuwiuiKrjr win wju euw,wu m tumor coins.
An earthquake at Portland, Or., wrecked
. m targe atone warenouse.. . ,
PRlCt S ON ALL CARS.
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