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k IsijAND Daily Argue
VOL.XLI NO. 145
ROCK ISLAND. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5. 1893.
Blr Ovptsw Onl
- weak IBM i
AND SO ARE WE,
With the grandest stock in the three cities.
200 Child's suits worth up to $5.00 for $3.00
150 Men's sviits worth up to $10.00 for 5.98
200 Men's suits worth up to $16.50 for 10.00
150 Men's spring Overcoats, $18.00 for 10.00
Children's Knee Pants for 7 cents.
Children's Suits for 49 cents.
Men's black Half Hose, two for 25 cents.
Alpine Hats worth $2.50 for $1.39.
Jersey Suits, $1.98.
The above goods are all entirely new this season.
Agents for the KNOX HATS.
WEEDING 'EM OUT.
Secretary Smith Looking Up
Records of Clerks.
GEESHAM ALSO ADOPTS THE POLICY
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.
;V- have take n advanla e of every opportunity in making onr selection, in order to give
the people of this city and vicinity the c'.oisest de3igas from the product of nearly every
manuracturer in this country, at the very lowest prices- We emoloy only first class
workmen, an 1 6hall be pleased to recsivs your orders for Papar Hanging, Painting, or
anything pertaining to r.teri.r Decorating.
Room Moulding to match wall paper.
Window Shades ready made and to order, all colors.
Picture Frames latest styles.
R. CEAMPTON &c CO.
"Wholesale and retail boofc sellers and stationers.
1727 Second avenue. Bock Island
Men's 4rtistic Tailoring.
Tm Fashionable Fabrics for Spring and Summer have
arrived at ?
Jall and leave your order.
Stab Bixxjk Opposite Harper House:
W. TREFZJ&- iCp.
5201 1 Fourth Avenue, Q
birkeoleld's Old Suadl
Census Bureau Clerks Already the Vic
tim of the Ax, and More to Follow
Diplomatic Position Given Ont Mr
ritt of Illinois Gets a Consulship Con
firmed by the Senate Hospitality Ten
dered, Bat Ko Money Provided Hasel
ton Invited to Resign.
Washington, April 5. Secretary Smith
has entered actively on a policy of "weed
ing" out of the bureaus in his department
all employes who are incompetent or who
have been appointed purely for political
reasons. Such of the latter as get into
office again must do eo through the civil
service. Yesterday twenty-nine clerks in
the census office were discharged and oth
ers will follow them within a few days.
The secretary is deterniined that the cen
sus work shall be completed by Dec. 31
next, the time fixed by congress in the last
sundry civil appropriation bill, and that it
shall be accomplished within the limit of
the appropriation made for the purpose.
How It Is To Be Dons.
Chief Cleric Wardley.of the census office,
by direction of the secretary, is having the
individual records of tha, clerks under him
thoroughly examined and wherever it is
found that any of them are not up to
what is fixed as a standard of efficiency
they will be dropped. The secretary be
lieves that by this weeding-out process and
by requiring the clerks to endeavor to do
their t best tie will be able to accomplish
his end with reference to the census work.
The general land office will be taken up
shortly and after it has been overhauled
the pension and other bureaus of the de
partment will receive attention.
Gresbam in the Same Business.
The assistant secretaries of state have
been directed by Secretary Gresham to ex
amine more thoroughly than has been cus
tomary into the personnel of the state de
partment with a view, it is understood, of
detercaininar the fitness of employes for
the positions held by them. According to
an official in the department this action
had been taken with , a view to "weeding
out" those in the department who hold
their places because of "an amiable tradi
tion" and not because of any particular
ability in the discharge of their duties.
Whether there are any such persons in the
department has not yet been determined.
A Lot of Diplomats dominated.
The nominations sent in yesterday were
almost entirely confined to diplomatic po
sitions. Following is the list: James O.
Broadbead, of Missouri, minister to Swit
zerland; Bartlett Tripp, of South Dakota,
ander. of itrth Su-tnna,vT4nister to
Greece, RoumanJAmnd Servia, ; ConBuls
James K. Iseal, of Ohio, at Liverpool;
James M. Robbs, of Georgia, at
Valparaiso; Q. O. Eckford, of Mis
sissippi, at Kingston, Jamaica; David
M. Burke, of New York, at i'ernauibuco;
Kdgar Whidden, of Maine, at St. Stephen,
N. B.; Henry F. Merritt,of Illinois, at Bar
men; Asa D. Dickinson, of Xew York, at
Nottingham; Benjamin Lenthier, of Mas
sachusetts, at Sherbrooke.
Something About the Nominees.
Broadhead is a lawyer, ex-representative
from St. Louis and prominent in Missouri
politics for years. Trip is a Dakota pio
neer, a brother-in-law of Senator Davis, of
Minnesota, and 48 years old. Alexander
is now Greek professor at the North Caro
lina university, and about 40 years old.
Xeal is a leading Ohio Democrat and his
appointment was at the personal request
of ex-Governor Campbell. Merritt is well
qualified by experience for his post of con
sul, lie was a Chicago business man and
was originally appointed by President
Cleveland in his first term to be consul to
I Their Election Made Sure.
Th senate has confirmed the following
nominations: Allen B. Morse, of Michi
gan, oonsul at Glasgow; C. W. Chancellor,
of Maryland, consul at Havre; George G.
Parker, of New York, consul at ' Birming
ham; Samuel K. Morss, of Indiana, consul
general at Paris; George G. Dillard, of
Mississippi, consul general at Guyaquih
Seaton Norman, of Indiana, assistant sur
geon in the marine hospital service.
Ex-Governor Gray, of Indiana, the new
minister to Mexico, called on President
Cleveland yesterday. Gray will leave his
home in Indiana for the city of Mexico
between the 20th and 25th inst.
Ambassador Bayard (left for the city
yesterday in company with Mrs. Bayard
for Wilmington. Mr. Bayard has received
his commission. He will not start for Lon
don until early in May.
Secretary Morton appointed Michael
Blenski, of Milwaukee, Wis., executive
officer of the weather bureau vice W. S.
Stanley, of Wisconsin, resigned. The sal
ary of the position is 1 2,500.
Illinois applications filed in the treasury
department as follows: F. Kand, for col
lector internal revenue, Eighth district;
Max Stern, Chicago, collector internal
revenue. First district; Thomas F. Ferns
Springfield, immigrant inspector alien con'
The postoflice headsman did lively work
yesterday and had 144 heads in his basket
at "quitting time." Four were in Illinois,
and the following men replaced the decap
itated: A. Dudenbastel, Campbell Hi.1,
Jackson county; W. Lee, Casey,. Or -k
county; J. C. Buckler, Isabel, Edgar coun
ty; JjJeffers, Lerna, Coles county; H. A.
Dewetse, Loami. Sangamon county.
FORGOT TO APPROPRIATE.
Some Hospitality Provided for, but No
Washington-, April 5. State depart
ment officials are somewhat worried .over
the question of paying the expenses for en
tertaining the Spanish grandees and other
foreigners who will visit the World's fair.
The joint resolution of congress .inviting
Spanish roytJty to participate in the open
ing ceremonies of the exposition carried no
appropriation for the purpose named. It
simply states that "under his direction the
secretary of state shall make suitable ar
rangements for their reception and enter
tainment," aad Secretary Gresham is en
deavoring to determine where be can se
cure tne mooey necessary vu carry one toe
instructions of congress.
The Convenient Contingent Fund.
It is almost certain that the necessary
amount will be taken from the contingent
fund of the state department, leaving to
congress the appropriation of an amount
sufficient to cover any deficiency that
may occur. Arrangements for the recep
tion and entertainment of distinguished
guests have not been completed, but will
be in a very short time. The Infanta
Eulalia's party will consist of the infanta
and her husband, Prince Antoine, .the
duke of Tamanes, grand chamberlain and
two ladies in waiting, Marquesa de Asco
hermoso and Marquesa de Comillas.
HA2ELTON COULDN'T STAY.
Be Was To Active in the Recent National
Wasvington, April 5. Mr. George C.
Hazelton, district attorney for the District
of Columbia, has been requested by the
District commissioners to resign his office
and his assistant has been designated to
perform his duties. Hazel ton was former
ly a Republican member of congress from
Wisconsin and took an active part in the
last campaign in that state on the Repub
Wanted to Serve Ont Bis Term.
Hazelton has been expecting this action
for some lime. Recently he appeared be
fore the commissioners and requested per
mission to serve out his four years,
when he said he would willingly resign.
But the commissioners did not care to wait
until Dec. 1 next when his term would
have been completed and his resignation
was accordingly asked for to take effect
Chicago Lake Front Case.
Washington, April 5. The suggestions
in opposition to the motion for mandates
to carry into execution the judgment of
the court in the matter of the Chicago lake
front controversy were presented to the su
preme court of the United States yester
day. They are in brief that but four jus
tices decided the question less than a ma
jority of the ccurt which was a constitu
tional question, the practice being to
require a majority on such questions; also
that there is a precedent for rehearing
one in which the former judgment of the
same court whs reversed.
1 he President's Summer Residence.
Washington, April 5. The question
which has been agitating the real estate
dealers and owners of suburban property
ever since Cleveland's election has been
settled by the selection of a country place
at which the president and Mrs. Cleveland
will spend the heated term. The presi
dent has leased a country home for a term
of years. The place selected is the old
Middleton honse on Wood ley Lane, in the
picturesque Rock creek region, but nearer
town than Oak View, which is further out
on this same road.
Washington, April The debate was
continued in the senate yesterday on the
question of the right of governors to ap
point senators at the beginning of a term
when the state legislatures have been in
session and have failed to elect. Vest
made an argument in opposition to the ex
istence of such a right and claimed that
although the precedents were in both
ways they preponderated largely in sup
port of his contention.
Springer Not Going to Retire.
Washington, April 5. Representative
Springer, chairman of the ways and means
committee in the last house, had his atten
tion called te statements going the rounds
of the press to the effect that he would vol
untarily retire from the chairmanship in
the next congress because of ill heath. He
said that all such statements were untrue
and his health was better than ever before.
Adjournment in Sight, Perhaps.
Washington, April 5. There is a good
occasion to lclieve that the senate will
soon come to an agreement upon the ques
tion of organization and as soon as that is
done the matter of the final adjournment
of this extraordinary session will be speed
ily disposed of.
DIABOLICAL USE OF DYNAMITE.
Attempt to Blow l"p a Tug Used to Carry
San Francisco, April 5. An attempt
was made Tuesday to blow up the Tug
Ethel and Marion, Captain Charles Thor-
rald. The vessel has been engaged for some
time taking non-union men from the dock
to coas timr vessels lying in the stream. A
dynamite cartridge was found in her ma
chinery by the engineer. A fuse d' y
capped was attached, and the slightest jar
would have caused an explosion which
would have blown the little vessel into
Charged on I'nion Sailors.
Undoubtedly the plan was to have blown
not only the tug into bits, but that the ex
plosion should occur when the tug was
carrying non-union sailors to one of the
vessels. The work is attribnted to mem
bers of the Coast Seamen's union, whi"h
has been engaged in a bitterly fought bat
tle with the shipowners. Vessels have
been cut loose from the dock at the dead
hour of the night, non-union sailors have
been most unmercifully beaten, anchor
chains have been sawed and sails and rig
ging of vessels cut into shreds.
Track Farmers Make Complaint.
Charleston, S. C, April 5. W. H. Mor
rison, Martin A. Knapp and L C. Cle
ments, of the interstate commerce com
mission, held a session here lasting all day
and well into the night. They heard the
complaint of the Truck Farmers associa
tion, Charleston, alleging that there is an
unequal distribution of tariff on perishable
freights by the railways between Charles
ton and New York. Both the farmers
and the railroads were represented by coun
sel. The officials of the Richmond and
Danville and the Atlantic coast line were
present. The entire day was consumed in
the taking of testimony.
The Shoe Man for Governor.
Brockton, Mass., April 5. The friends
of Hon. William L. Douglass, the well
known shoe manufacturer, have decided to
pat him forward as the Democratic candi
date for governor at the convention next
September, it being generally conceded
that Governor Russell will not seek a reelection.
City Treasurer John W. West, of Grand
Island, Neb., who was a candidate for re
election, has withdrawn from the contest -and
made a confession to his bondsmen
that he is short f 13,000 in his account, " .-,
Obituary: At Rome, Cardinal Deacon
Achilles Appollonia, aged 70. At New
York, Mrs. Phillip Hamilton, aged 80. As v
Independence, la., George Hovey, aged 7ft.
At Galena, 111., Thomas Harney, aged 53.
.Cashier William P. Sbaw, of the Lincoln
National bank, of Bath, Me., is under ar-
rest charged with embezzling (18,000 of the
The secret of the mysterious disappear
ance of McLean Kertland, of the Imperial
Loan company of Toronto, is revealed.
He is a defaulter to the extent of (30,000.
Winter wheat in Illinois is reported in
bad shape. The area seeded was U5 per
cent, less than last year and of this 22 per
cent, was winter killed.
Sutton, the Louisville broker who forged
whisky warehouse receipts, has made an
A Raleigh, N. C, judge has decided that
the state can make the rates for telegraphic '
messages inside the state.
The French cabinet is still on the ragged
edge. Meline, who was thought to have
constructed one, and so reported, has fail
ed and M. Dupuy is now trying his hand.
The four-masted steel ship King James
burned at sea 300 miles off San Francisco.
Her crew divided and one boat reached
land safely; the other boat with seventeen
men on board has not yet been heard of.
The crew fought the fire for eleven days.
A thief at St. IiOuis stole a wheelman's
bike. The thief was observed and sixty
members of the L. A. W. started in pursuit
and ran the thief down, although he was
a speedy rider.
Mrs. John Smith dropped dead at Mem
phis, Ind., while conversing with a neigh
bor. A battle was fought at West Union, la.,
between farmers and railway employes of
the Chicago, Milwaukee ard St. Paul over
the building of a warehouse. Crowbars,
hammers aud clubs were used. Seven or
eight men were injured, one fatally.
The Choctaw controversy in Texas may
end in bloodshed. At Paris the militia
are indulging too freely in whisky and evil
tempers against the Inaians aie running
An organized gang of blackmailers has
been discovered in Minneapolis, and suffi
cient evidence has been obtained to bring
them before the grand jury.
The British party to settle the Alaska
boundary question are at Ottawa, Ont.,
ready to bzgin work. . . . .
New York, April 5. The following ca
ble was received here yesterday from Lon
don: "Charley Mitchell accepts the offer
of the Coney Island Athletic club to fight
Jim Corbett under their auspices for the
purse the club has offered, providing the
Srtteles are ia" 111 ' '.
LIVESTOCK AND PRODUCE MARKETS.
Chicago. April 4.
The board of trade was closed today on
account of t he election, and no wheat and
corn quotations were given out
produce: Butter Fancy separator, 29j per
lb; fancy dairy, ai37; iacking stock. 13Mtc
Eggs Fresn stock, 4Hjc per doz. Dressed
Poultry Chickens. 12)'Jl3c per lb; turkeys.
1315e: ducks. 113,1-io: geese, $iuOS8.tt
per doz. Potatoes Burbankg, 753.78 per bush
el; Hebrons, 7ATJ.75C per bushel; Peerless. 1 &
!2c; Rose. 7u;j75c bweet Potatoes Fair to
choice. $3.755jt.5l) per barrel. Apples Com
mon stock. fJ.UO&S.-''. per barrel; fair to good.
$.50&3.0J; fancy, $1.25. Honey White clover
in 1-lb sections, 17&l8c per lb; broken comb,
10c; dark comb, good condition 10314c; ex
tracted, 6&8c per lb.
New York. April i.
Wheat May. 75 13-ltk3.7tic: June, 76J6&77?$c;
July, 7&7ctc; August. 7t76c; Septem
ber, 79 7-ltt&"9;c: December. 6:ytfZ!Syc. Rye
Quiet and nominal; western. dy&8c Bar
ley Dull and stead: western. &Xa,'Jc
Corn No. 2 firmer and quiet. SOHi.&i-'J.iC;
May, 4&,4-;c;: July, 4fJ&.ic; 6teamer
mixed. 49.4.'Hc. Ortts-.No. 2 dull and
nnn; May, 35c-; western, 36348c Pork
Inactive and weak; new mess, $1.00
old mess, 17.50. Lard Dull and nominal.
IHr l.orai .tmrkrit.
J Worn 40$4'.
Ilav Timoihv. flS.no; uIan-l. 1 XJH ; sloui
19.00; baled, f 10.0oOH.00.
ButTer Cslr to choice, SOfi&Jii ; creamery, 20c
Bizgf Kre-b. 14al5
I'oultry Chickens, liic; inrke
dockp, UVfc; Ec-ie, 10c.
FBHT 4.VD TteiTAIII.tr, '
Apple f 4 00 per hh.
Potatoes 85&k'- '
Cn ion9 $4 . o per bhl.
Turnip Wc PIT on. .
Cattle Butcher psy for onrn fort; vtocr 1
4j&4te; cows and Dcifeit, ea-vv ' "
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