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Rock Island Daily Argus.
ROCK ISLAND. FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 1893.
Single Ooptea s oata
Par We ak ISM Casta
VOL. XLI IvO. 128
Any Tie in our House for Four days only.
We have a few odd lots in our Mens, Youths
Boys and Children's Suits which must be sold be
fore the arrival of our
NEW SPRING STOCK.
Watch our Windows for everything new in the
WILL TURN 'EM OUT.!
urnishins: Goods line.
SAX & RICE, Prop's.
Our Selection of new designs for the coming sea
son is nearly all in stock, and we feel confident
your insnection will oronounce it overwhelm
ingly superior to any we have ever shown.
We have taken advantage of every opportunity in making our selection, in order to give
the people of this city and vicinity the choicest designs from the prcdact of nearly every
manufacturer in this country, at the very lowest prices. We emrfoy only first class
workmen, and shall be pleased to receivs your orders for Paper Hanging, Paioting, or
anything pertaining to Interijr Decorating:
loom Moulding to match wall paper.
Vindow Shades ready made and to order, all colors.
icture Frames latest styles.
R. CR AMPTON &d CO.
pVholesale and retail book sellers and stationers.
1727 Second avenue. Rock Island
locuted in his new shop.
At 324 Seventeenth Street.
iTm V'litafcocs a apt cialtr. OoDoslta th r,lH ...,
JOHW M. PABIDON.
HSNBT A. PARtDON.
Pamters and Decorators
XBOKINING, PAPEB HANGING, ETC,,
-419 Seventeenth Streak
W. TREFZ & CO
2011 Fourth Avenue,
Mirfcea 'eld's Old Stand.
Democrats Decide to "Fire" t
BRIGHT TO BE SEKGEANT-AT-ABMS,
And Cox, of Nortli Carolina, Clerk The
More Likely to Precipitate a Struggle aa
the Kc-pnlIicans Object Confirmations ,
laid Over Until Next Wtdk Signs of
Change Observed iu the Chamber
White House and Department Notea A
Senator Loses III If at.
Washington, March 17. The Democratic
caucus committee, which has been consid
ering the quest ion of whether or not the
reorganization of the senate shall be com
pleted by the election of officers, was in
session for several hours last evening and
decided in favor of proceeding with the
work of turning the Republicans out. The
report of the committee will be presented
to a caucus of the Democratic senators on
Tues.lay next and it is understood will
recommend the election of ex-Representa
tive Cox, of North Carolina, to be secretary I
of the senate, and Colonel Richard Bright, j
of Indiana, as sergeant-at-arms. j
Itepublicana Likely to llesist. J
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oflicial places of the senate that the Repub- J
licans have been preparing a plan of
their own. It is an open secret that a num
ber of Republican senators favor an or
ganized opposition to any attempt to re
organize the elective oflicers at this time.
It was said yesterday that the Republicans
have already discussed the matter and
have notified the Democrats that such an
attempt would be very distasteful to them.
This is accepted as a declaration that the
Republicans will oppose such reorganiza
tion, the precedents of the body being
against a re-organization at an extra ses
sion of the senate. It is also said that a
number o the older and more conserva
tive members of the party among the
Democrats are in favor of permitting
things to remain as they are until the regu
lar session of the joint houses, whenever
that may be.
Would Kesult in a Long Struggle.
Two members of the "steering" commit
tee are reported as being opposed to reor
ganization at this time. The caucus, how
ever, having voted to take up the task of
reorganizing it seems to be quite certain
that the struggle will be long and pro
tracted. As a matter of fact the senate has
never been reorganized in this particular
at a similar extraordinary session. The
Republicans attempted it in 1SS1. Repub
licans now say that they desisted from this
attempt a soon as they learned that they
were seeking to violate the ' precedents of
Not Hurrying the Confirmation.
From lis action yesterday it Is evidenT
that the scftAte intends taking its time in
the matter of confirming appointments.
It;was supposed that as soon as the com
mittees were reorganized the nominations
so far would receive prompt attention, and
there seems no reason why the nominations
now in were not confirmed yesterday.
The adjournment to Monday puts off the
day of assumption of duty by the new
officials to the middle of next week. A
prominent senator on .the Democratic side
said yesterday morning that the senate
would not be in any great hurry to go into
the business of confirming nominations
and intimated that possibly they would
wait until the elective officers of the senate
had been reorganized. As soon as this was
done, he said, the senate would confirm
every nomination sent to it up to that time.
Great Transformation in the Senate.
The change that has already come over
the senate was patent to the most inex
perienced observer yesterday. As soon as
the body adjourned after its brief session
the office-seekers who have been throng
ing the corridors for days past found en
trance and an opportunity to see their sen
ators. And they all found their way to
the Democratic side of the chamber with
the result that nearly every senator seated
there was soon surrounded by a group of
wistful-eyed men or was obliged, in self
defense, to flee to the retiring rooms or the
committee rooms. On the other side of the
chamber the Republican senators sat at
their ease and were unmolested observers
of the scene. Some of them jokingly com
plained they had lost popularity, and the
leaders, like Allison, Frye, Manderson and
others who rarely have a moment to them
selves had leisure to 6it quietly and com
miserate with their hard beset colleagues
on t he Democratic side.
Another Sign of tbe Change.
Another thing that marks the change in
senate politics is the new clerks to stand
ing committees. All these had for years
been Republi. ns, bat the process of put
ting the ins out and the outs in is pr -pressing
rapidly and there are many new
faces in those positions. But there are
two clerks who will not be disturbed.
Thomas P. Cleaves has been the clerk of
the committee on appropriations for twenty-two
years and has figured appropria
tions and estimates under all administra
tions. Cockrell, the present chairman of
the appropriation committee, has an
nounced that he will remain. Benjamin
Durfee, the clerk of the finance commit
tee, will also be retained, but not in his ca- i
pacity as clerk, that place having been giv- I
en to the son of Chairman Voorhees. 1
WHITE HOUSE AND DEPARTMENTS. :
Somebody Hooks" Senator' Oeorge'a
Mat Callers iu Grebliain. '
Wasuikotos, March 17. The president :
went through the daily round of listening j
to applications for office yesterday. Nearly '
every state and territory was represented
in some way either by a claim for recog
nition or a friendly call the kind the presi
dent likes best. It is believed that the
pension commissionership has been decided
upon and tbat General Catlin, of Brooklyn,
will succeed Raum, whose resignation was
accepted ytsterday. Senator Palmer, of
Iliinois, was a caller and -wanted to talk
over appointments in the state, but what
he said is a secret. William MeAbee, of
Chicago, wants to be public printer. j
Too Visitors Lom Their Hat. !
Among those who saw the president was
Senator George, of Mississippi. When be
left the president's room be could not find
bis hat and went away with his overcoat
drawn tiirhtlr over his had. St;it r
Ueorge is the second uniortunate in tms
regard within a week. Teeny Rucker, of
Athens, Ga., left tbe White House hatless
a few days ago. Mr. Maxwell the new
fourth assistant posmaster general, bad an
extended interview with the president. It
is presumed that the talk related to the
distribution of fourth-class offices.
Interviewed the State Secretary.
Although it was diplomatic day at the
state department Secretary Gresham was
favored with the usual number of callers,
who came to see about mishinus and con
sulships. Martin, the new Kansas sena
tor, presented quite a number of the resi
dents of his state, including Representa
tive Hudson, one of the two Democrats in
the delegation in the Fifty-third congress.
Honorable Robert S. Taylor, of Fort
Wayne, Ind., a member of t'fc, Mississippi
river committee, an old friend of the secre
tary, had a brief interview. Honorable W.
E. English, also of Indiana, who wants to
go to Sweden, was among the callers.
Land in the Cherokee Strip.
A,ctive preparations are about to be be
gun by Secretary Hoke Smith for opening
the Cherokee strip under the provisions of
the Indian appropriatiou act ratifying the
agreement with the Cherokees. The ceded
tract contains 8,144,02-2 acres. A number
of allotments are to be made to the Indi
ans before the strip can be opened, and a
list of them published for the protection of
the settlers. Rules and orders regulating
the occupation and settlement must be pre
scribed and published twenty days before
the issuance of the president's proclama
tion. Settlers are required to pay $2.50
per acre for land east of the 07,' jwirallel,
and $1.50 per acre for land taken between
the and the H$K parallel, with 4 per
cent, interest from date of entry to date of
The Million Hollars Was Light.
At the treasury department it was found
that the Sl.OOO.Otid in gold shipped by Den
ver banks in exchange for small notes was
nearly all light coins. Much of the gold
offered from other points was also found to
be light. When this is the case the coin is
only taken by weight and then stamped
with the word "light." In these cases the
bank suffers the loss and Denver banks
complain that it will reach fll ou each
Miscreant Schneider Will Uaug.
Washington. March IT. Seeretar Gresh
am saw the president yesterday on Howard
Schneider's behalf.at the request of freinds
of the Schneider family who are also
friends of his own. One of the doctors en
ganged by the condemned man's friends
also had an interview with Cleveland,
but it is intimated that after giving all the
facts the most careful conscientious !Tx
nmination possible, the president has con
cluded that it is his duty not to interfere
with the due course of the law. The exe
cution will therefore take place today.
Stewart Is ''jtelween the Lines."
Washington, March 17. During the
senate session yesterday several Republi
can senators talked earnestly with Senator
Stewart, possibly in explanation of the
party ne-et'..wbjch had impulsed them
to drop him front ' the minority member
ship in the appropriations committee.
Senator Stewart professes to be entirely
satisfied with bis situation, being at liberty
to vote with either party or against any
measure which does not commend itself
to his own judgment, irrespective of party
The Nihilist Protest Was Vain.
Washington, March 17. Exchanges of
the rati fications of the French and Rus
sian treaties, which were recently rat
ified by the senate, will take place in Paris
and St. Petersburg, respectively, probably
before the end of next week. Strong pro
tests have been made against the Russian
treaty which contains a clause extradit
ing those who attempt to take the life of
the czar by Nihilists in this country.
New Tork Senators Not Kicking.
Washington, March 17. Senator Mur
phy, of New York, was asked last night if
the report was true that he would attempt
to prevent the confirmation of President
Cleveland's New York appointments. He
said: "There is no truth in it whatever.
The New York senators will do nothing to
delay confirmation." The appointments
so far have not been what Tammany would
Will He Death on Dog Fights.
Madison, Wis., March 17. In the senate
a bill has been passed authorizing tbe de
struction of dogs captured while fighting
nnder direction of their owner or some per
son representing the owner. The senate has
killed the bill requiring the construction
of wire fences along public highways. A
bill to enable religious and church corpora
tions to form fire insurance comjianies for
the purpose of insuring church property
was passed. In the assembly the joint
resolution to provide for the investigation
of the feasibility of the treatment of
drunkenness as a disease was reported by
committee for indefinite postponement.
The Fitzgerald road bill came up as a spe
cial order and was laid on the table.
Home Rulers and the Uritish Flag.
LoXDOX.Marcb 17. There was an exciting
scene in Dublin Wednesday after a Union
ist meeting. Three hundred Trinity col
legians paraded the streets bearing the
British ensign. A large and menacing
crowd followed, yelling "Tear it up!" and
singing "The Boys of Wexford." The
students, armed with cudgels, repulsed
the ugly rushes of their opponents, who,
however, seized the flag. At Grafton street
a sharp struggle ensued until the ilag was
recaptured and the collegians re-entered
the college. There were several skirmishes
later in the evening. Tbe police finally
dispersed the rival factions.
Man and Wife Commit Suicide.
MILAN, Tenn., March 17. In a lonely
cabin near Reelfoot lake, in Lake county,
there were discovered Wednesday the dead
bodies of a man and woman clasped in
each other's arms. An empty revolver ly
ing between them told the tale. A note
lying by the bedside said: "Neighbors, we
are going home, never to return. We were
miserable in life, but will be . happy in
death. Farewell." It was signed Abner
and Jennie Carter.
How a Cardinal Comes to Cologne.
Cologne, March 17. The new cardinal
archbishop, Dr. Kremenz. has arrived from
Rome and was received with all the honors
of a prince of tbe church. He was con
ducted to the cathedral. where, sitting on a
throne, he received th - Somege of tbe
Rohljers in Cumberland county, Ky
tied Thomas Bryant, burned his body with
hot irons and finally thrust his feet into
the fire to force him to tell where bis
money was. He told and was robbed of
1,800, representing years of toil and sav
ing. He will probably die. . -
Fire at Eureka Springs, Ark., destroyed '
fifty buildings occupied by the poorer resiv
dents of the place; loss, J35.000. , .
The Atlantic line steamer Sarnia 'with
800 passengers, is five days overdue at Hali
fax, N. S.
Ada Rehan's figure will not be shown
full length in silver at the World's fair.
Sculptor Park, at Miss Rohan's request,
will only "sculp" a bust.
Carlyle Harris, under sentence of death
in New York for the alleged muider" of
his wife by poison, has been denied a new
trial by the court of last resort and will
now appeal to the governor. The evidence
against him was entirely circumstantial.
Piominent Reading .bondholders have
asked the trustee to remove McLeod from
Obituary: At Decatur, Mich., Augustus
S. Austin. At Iowa City, la., Kditor Max
Otto. At Sedalia, Mo., Rev. Joseph King
Tuttle. aged 77.
. C. Beuel, a traveling man in the employ
of H. C. Fisher, of Chicago, went to Great
Falls, Mont., Feb. 25, and stopped at the
Park hotel, when he suddenly disappeared.
Nothing has since been heard of him.
LIVESTOCK AND PRODUCE MARKETS.
Chicago. March 16.
Following were the quotations on the board
of trade today: Wheat March, opened
T3ho, closed TS.Vjc; May. opened 7Ggo, closed
77c: July, opened TitJ-tJs, closed 74c Corn
March, opened 41V6c, closed 42c; May,
opened 44c, closed 44-V: July, opened 44?ftc,
closed 44J8C Oats May, opened 32?4c,
closed 33! yc; June, opened lc. closed Kc;
Julv, opened S-'Vio, closed Sv Pork
May, opened 17.53. closed S17.U7& July,
opened JIT. 47; closed $17.CJ; September,
opened f 17.50. closed $17.67. Lard May.
opened $12.10. closed 12.25.
Live stock Hog: The price at the Union
stock yards today ranged as follows:
Receipts for the day IS.Ortf. quality rather good;
left over about 12,J0-. market was
only moderately active on packing and ship
ping account: feeling weak; 6Hle lower;
sales ranged at 4.50&(5.85 pigs. $6.807.40 light,
$7.15(2.7.30 rough packing. (7.15&7.50 mixed
and S.357.7U heavy packing and chipping
Cattle Receipts for the day 11,000; quality
only fain market only moderately active
on packing and shipping account, and feel
ing rather firm; prices 510c higher for better
graded qubtations ranged at $a0S.()0
choice to extra shipping steers, f4.50a.S5
good to choice da. 54.004.40 fair to good.
J3.&a4.00 common to medium do, $3.40&4.00
butchers' steers. $2.5i&3.2 i stockera, t3.50a4.95
Texas steers. $3-354.35 feeders, J2.10ffi3.50
cows, $3.0004.25 heifers, $2.25&3.75 bulls, and
$3.00.50 veal calves.
Sheep Receipts for the day S.000; quality
fair; market rather active and prices un
changed; quotations ranged at M90Q&&
per UO lbs westerns $3.M&.G0 natives, and,,
$5.40(26-25 lambs. ,V- rr. ;
Produce: Butter Fancy separator, ' Xiy&
2?a per lb; fancy dairy. 3425c; packing
stock, 1516c Eggs Fresh stock. 16&l)4jc
per doz. Dressed poultry Chickens, 11&I2c
per lb; turkeys. lS15c; ducks, 1214c:
geese, HK&12C. Potatoes Wisconsin Bur
banks, 75Ct7tc per bo; Hebron, 6tS73c; Peer
less. 60GSc: Rose, 6fcg70& - gweet potatoes
Illinois: $3,500.50 per bbL Apples Fair to
good, $2.25(33.00 per bbl; fancy, $3J25&4.00.
Cranberries Jerseys, fancy, S10.00&11.00 per
bbl. Honey White clover in 1-pound sec
tions 14<ic per lb; broken comb. 10c; dark
comb, good condition, ttc; extracted, ?So
New Yobs, March ltt.
Wheat May, 76 P-10Q.T5--4C; June, TSH
T7c; July, 78 l-16&7fi.4c; August, 78-l
7Bi4c. Kye Nominal: western. tOQfiic
Barley Quiet and firm. Corn ' No. S
dull; firmer; May, 50vsc; July, &0&j&51c; No.
2, 52?4&54c; steamer mixed. &J&53c Oats No.
2, dull and steady; May, 3734c; state, 38&50c;
western, 38W50c. Pork -Quiet and steady;
new mess $19-50; old mess $19.00. Lard Quiet
and steady; steam rendered, $12.30.
Live Stock: Cattle No trading in beeves;
dressed beef, steady; native sides fe&SJijo per
lb. heep and Lan.be Sheep, slow - and
steady: lambs dull and Jfcc per lb lower.
Hogs Nominally firm; live hogs $7.08Ja
per 100 lbs
The Ijorai Jlarkeia.
Uay Timoibr. S19.C0; cplaDd.I10&H ; (lougb
19.00; baled. $10.00311.00.
Bntter Fair to choice, 2"t ; creamery, 26c.
Epcs Fn-!-h. 172 18.
Poultry Chicken. 9c; tnrkeya 1SJ4
dock, r.'tte; gveee, 10c.
FKFIT AND vreBTABI E .
Applce $4 00 wr hoi.
(nions $4.tuper bbl
Turnips G c per bu.
Oattie Batchers pay for "cm fed ateer.
4H&3C; cows and neire!,' ari'ic carve
11 II 2
LESS THAN HALFTHlr.
PRICE- 0F.OTHER BRANDS
-r POUNDS,20 fel
SOLD IN CANS Omtf