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-Rock Island Daily Arg us.
VOL. XLI NO. 259.
ROCK ISLAND. SATURDAY. AUGUST 19, 1893. f -i.opi-5r
I Per Week 19M Oamta
HARD TIMES. HARD TIMES.
GREATLY REDUCED PRICES
in Boys' and Children's Suits.
We have added 200 pair of Men's pants worth
$3.50, $4.00 and $5.00 to our
Your choice of any Shirt Waist, Mother's Friend and Star in our h ouse for 50c.
Our Men's Suits, great values at $10.00, for $5.00.
CALL AND SEE THEM.
We Undersell Everybody on Everything.
For the next 30 days
In Bedroom Suits.
In order to reduce the immense line we
have to make room for other goods we must
sacrifice them. Come at once and secure
the best bargain that was ever offered in the
11525 and 1527
Men's Artistic Tailoring.
The Fashionable Fabrics for Sjrring and Summer have
J. B. ZIMMER,
Call and leave your order
fTAB Block Opposite Harper House.;
li do lueiled in bis new shop.
Hfiiglit shoe specialty.
-zTf 'is' tTsTS'
SAX&FUCE, ROCK ISLAND,
124 126 and 128
Opposite the Old stand.
y Blue Front.
LABOR, TIME, MONET
Dae it your own way.
It ie the bet't Soap made
For v ashing Machine use.
WARNOC?: & RALSTON.
Is Life nvfQ Living?
That Depends Upon Your Health .
Will care you and keep yea well,
r'or gale at Barper House Pharmacy.
Jolin Volk & Co..
Sash, Doors, Blinds. Siding, Flooring
And all kinds of wcol work lor builders.
Eighteenth St. bet. Third and Fourth avenue.
THEY HAVE A BILL.
Senators Can Now Begin Talk
With a Purpose.
THE OOEHEES- BEPEAL MEASURE
Reported and tbe Debate to Commence
Next Tuesday A riedge forltinietalllsm
That Wasn't Satisfactory to the Silver
ites, M ho Present a Free-Cninai;e-at-20-to-l
Proposition Com-meuts on the De
bates and Tenor Thereof.
"Washington, Aug. 19. The senate
finance committee, after much labor, has
succeeded in wording the -limetallic"
part of the Sherman repeal bill so as to
suit anybody except the radical silver
men. They would have none of it; noth
ing but a free coinage substitute for the
Sherman law would have obtained favor
with them. In fact they are the only per
sons in congress who seem to know just
what they want. It is easy for a man to
say he is a "bimttallist" and at the same
time leave everylody in the dark as to
just "where he is at," but when a man
s ivs he is in favor of free coinage at 16 to
1 you know just know where he st nds, or
you think you do.
The Sherman Repeal Clause.
Voorhees wrote the bill, so it is said, and
when it came before the committee there
was no amendment made. It will prob
ably be known as the Vcorhees bill, and
the men who voted against reporting it
ware free silver men on the committee.
Omitting the enacting clause the text of
the bill is as follows:
"That so much of the act approved July
14, 18!t0, entitled, 'An act directing the
purchase of silver bullion and issue of
treasury notes thereon, and for other pur
poses.' as directs the secretary of the
treasury to purchnse from time to t'me
silver bullion to the aggregate amount of
4,500,000 ounces, or so much thereof as
may he offend in each month at the mar
ket price thereof, not exceeding $1 for
371.55 grains of pure silver, and to issue
in payment for such purchases treasury
notes of the United spates, be and the
same is hereby repealed.
I'liele Sam's Policy Declared.
"And it is he rel y declared to be the pol
icy of the United Stales to oontinue the
use of both gold and silver as standard
money, ami to coin both gold and silver
into money of equal intrinsic and ex
changeable value, such equality to be se
cured through international agreement, or
by such safeguards of legislation as will
insure the maintenance of the parity in
value of the coins of the two metals, and
the equal power of every dollar at all
times in the markets ami in th- payment
of debts. And it is hereby further de
clared that the efforts of the government
s'jould be steadily directed to the estab
lishment of such a safe system of bi
metallism as wiil maintain "at all times
the equal power of every dollar coined or
issued by the United States in the markeis
and in the payment of debts.
Minority Propone Tnent) -to-One.
The minority Harris, Vance, Jones of
Nevada, Jones of Arkanus. and Vest in
structed Vest to introduce a bill for free
coinage at the r-tio of 20 to 1, and it was
duly introduced immediately after Voor
hees had introduced the majority bill. The
Voorhees bill is practically the same as
the Wilson bill, although it is a little
more comprehensive in ivs declaration, and
is regarded by the repealers as satisfac
tory. They will fight for it tooth and
nail, and say they will win. They are much
elated over its introduction, it shows
that the senate has at last got something
to start from fomething official, some
thing t'nnt does not jar on senatorial cour
tesy. The bill will be called up Tugs
day next aud Voorhees will open the do
bate on it, and when the debate shall end
who shall be rash enough to predict?
Young Members Not Bashful.
There have been a few interesting fea
tures of the delate in the house, and one
of tbem is the number of young members
men in their first term to express their
views that is what a veteran official
reporter says. This is especially noticeable
from the fact that the question is one of
the most difficult in the whole range of
public questions. Still it is one that a
great many men think they know all
about. Another thing that the reporter
noted was that most of the speeches are
extemjioraneous or practically so. "We
have had but one manuscript of any
length so far which we could use in the
Kecord that of Air. Morse, of Massachu
setts. Mr. Brown, of Indiana, who briefly
explained his vies, also read from manu
script, but everybody else we had to report
and write out in full."
. "Several of t he speakers had prepared
manuscript, notably Messrs. Coombs, of
New York, and Suodgrass and Patterson,
of Tennessee, but they departed in their
remarks so radically from the text that
the copy was uselessfor our purpose. Mr.
Bryan's case was the most noticeable. He
wrote out his speech and had it put iu
type and the proof sheets were ou his
desk. But after getting .on his feet he
abandoned his prepared Fpeech almost
wholly. The proofs were utterly useles",
even as a basis for a report, for, whereas
he had prepared to talk an hour, he occu
pied almost three hours, Lxcept the per
oration, the effort was tutirely a new
speech, put into shape as he proceeded
under the inspiration of the moment and
A DIFFERENCE IN SPEECHES.
Some Men Deal In Figures of Fact, Others
in Figures of Speech.
There are two kinds of speakers, too,
that any one can classify if he listens to
the debates. One kind will labor through
volume after Volume of statistics and
financial wisdom and marshal figures by
the thousand, and get for bis reward only
the bored look of bis audience. Another
will "whoop it np for the boys," slash
away with assertion regardless of whether
it can be proved, and gives somebody
some indefinite somebody like the "money
power," or the "silver lunatic" "hail Col
umbia," as it were, and have his audienee
applauding him all the time.
Such a speech as the latter was the one
Bibley of Pennsylvania got off in the
bmise He said .the time bad come when
the 'clearing nouses oi tue great cities
should no longer dominate and control the
policy of the 67,000,000 workers of this
land. One cause of the present panic was
the Reform club, of Xew York. He
thought that the speaker knew something
a'ut the Reform club. Laughter. That
club had attempted to fix up the tariff be
fore t be meeting of congress. Laughter.
The members of that club made the re
ipousibilities of representatives few and
ineir labors light, laughter. Another
thing was responsible for the panic.and that
was the New York bankers. The advo
cates of the gold standard said that the
bankers of the east had come to the relief
of the government.
Who had demanded that congress
should be called in extra session? No
body of agriculturists had demanded it;
no body of laborers had asked for it. The
demand bad come from the absorbers of
the country's wealth. It came not from
the 67,000,000 of American citizens, but
from the 24,000 who had acquired one-half
of the national wealth and wanted as soon
as they could the balance of it. Laughter
and applause. Gentlemen in favor of the
single gold standard said that Kngland
was against bimetallism; that France was
against it; that Germany was against tt.
Laughter. Rut no such opposition could
put out the spark of liberty on this conti
The demonetization act of 1S73 was a
traitorous act and along with the names
of Judas Iscariot and Renedict Arnold
would be placed the names of those who
were guilty of the crime of 1871 Ap
plause. It was said that the Republicans were
going to join with the Democrats in re
pealing the Sherman law." What Repub
licans and what Democrats? The Repub
licans of the east and the Democrats of
the east. But in his opinion the salvation
of the country depended upon the people
who were living west of the Alleghanies
and south of Mascn and Dixon's line. Ap
plause. Sibley spoke for two hours in this strain
and got applause all along. His argument
was in favor of the proposition of Johnson
of Ohio allowing any holder of a United
States bond to deposit it with the govern
ment and get curreucy therefor, still re
taining his ownership of the bond with
out interest, howevor and the right to re
deem it again.
Haines (Di?m.) of New York was amazed
at the attacks made upon Wall street.
They were pure demagof ism; attacks on
the financial system of the country. Wall
strict was t he savings bank of the nation;
it as to Wall street that the various sec
tions of the country sent their loanable
surplus, and from there that surplus was
distributed throughout the country where
capital was needed for the development of
A night session was held at which Simp
son of Kansas completed a speech he be
gan in the afternoon. He turned his guns
alternately on the Democrats and Repub
licans and got applause from both sides.
He was opposed to anything except free
coinage at 10 to 1. Morgan (Dem.) of Mis
souri took the same view; so did Talbert
of South Carolina.
CANNOT GIVE SILVER FOR GOLD.
The Present Condition of the Treasury
Doings in the Senate.
In the senate a long communication
from the secretary of the treasury on the
subject of gold and silver payments wa9
presented and read. It is therein stated
that on several occasions recently gold
coin has been presented at the treasury in
exchange for silver dollars and that the
t-xchange has not been made because sil
ver dollars were required to be held in the
treasury to cover outstanding silver cer
tificates and treasury notes; and that at
present the department would not and
could not exchange silver dollars for gold
if texjuested to do so.
Voorhees took occasion to repudiate any
love for the national banks as an inter
pretation of his finance bill. He had heard
ti'e- Vi".1- "ISUasJ' te SaitJ. that he was
seeking to do something in the interest of
the national banks. He was seeking noth
ing of the kind. He was seeking to avail
himself of their power, of their interest,
of their cupidity, in order to increase the
circulating medium and thereby supply
the pressing wants of the laboring people.
It was not a bill in the interest of banks.
There was no thought or inspiration of
that kin 1 in his mind.
Then Stewart gave an elaborate review
of the silver question at home and abroad,
and a running debate ensued, partici
pated in by Mauderson, Pugh, Peffer and
others, the subject under discussion being
Voorhees' financial bill. Sherman and
Cockrell also spok?, Sherman speaking
against the Cockrell amendment and de
claring that it would increase the govern
ment obligations at a ;time when such
increase would be the worst kind of busi
In Senate and House.
Washington, Aug. 19. In the senate
Voorhees from the finance committee in
troduced a bill repealing the purchasing
clauses of the Sherman law and declaring
the purpose of the United States to be to
keep silver and gold at a parity. The mi
norily of the committee introduced a sub
stitute for free coinage at 20 to 1. The
bill to allow national banks to increase
their circulation to the par value of their
bonds was taken up and Allen (Pop.) of
Nebraska offered au amendment provid
ing that no interest should be paid on the
bonds ou which the increase was based. It
was defeated 39 to 11 and the rest of the
session was occupied without action de
bating Cockrell's amendment to redeemin
greenbacks the 2 per cent, bonds. Ad
journed to Monday.
In tbe house the silver detx.te took up
the whole day.
More Gold fur Chicago,
Chicago, Aug. 19. The Illinois Trust
and Savings bank has engaged 400.000
gold for import, making all together $950,
000 which it has coming on the steamers
Columbia and La Hourgoyne. The gold
engaged for shipmtnt to this country by
Chicago banki since the movement set in
is about SS.OUO.UOO.
CLcJk and Golhttin Firm. Assigns.
New York, Aug. 19. The firm bf T.
J.Davis & Co., wholesale dry goods, 1
Fifth avenue, Chicago,. and 85 Leonard
street New York, assgned to Richard K.
Messiker, without preferences. Thomas
J. Davis of the firm of T. J. Davis & Co
says that the liabilities of the firm amount
to $200,000. The asset, he says, are nom
inally in excess, . .
Had a Miraculous Kscape.
Whiting. Ind., Aug. 19. The Pittsburg,
Fort Wayne and Chicago ma 1 and express
train, No. 7, of six cars and two loads of
emigrants was wrecked here at One Hun
dred and Nineteenth street crossing. There
was no one seriously hurt, though the es
cape of the engineer, fireman and passen
gers was miraculous.
Heavy Loss by Fire.
Benton, Ills., Aug. 19. The most disas
trous fire that ever visited this place has
occurred. Seventeen business buildings
were burned, resulting in a loss of $100,
003 on tbe buildings and o0,0C0 on mer
chandise. The total insurance is only
$2,300. One-fourth of the public square is
Locomotive Roller FsplKin.
GliELNFlKLD, O., Aug. 19. Freight en
gine No. 107, east-bound, on the Balti
more aud Ohio Southwestern railroad,
blew up near Kokabil, instantly killing
Engineer Basin, Fireman Roberts and
Brakeman Quinn. The track was badly
torn up by the force of the explosion.
Another Rank Thief Arrested.
Chicago, Aug. 19. George Harvey was
arrested by "Billy" Pinkerton on the
charge of being the principal in the $3,000
robbery in the First National bank of St.
Paul, Aug. 14.
The Weather We May Expect.
WAsmxGTOs, Auk. 29. Tbe following are
the weather Indications for twenty -four hours
from 1p.m. yesterday: For Iowa Warmer
southerly winds; fair weather, except occa
sional l'ght local rains with thunder.
For Wiconsin and Michigan Variable winds
becoming southerly; warmer, fair weather,
except occasional liht local rains. For Illi
nois and Indiana Variable winds slightly
warmer, generally fair weather, except occa
sional light local rain with thunder.
LIVE STOCK AND PRODUCE MARKETS
Chicago, An?. 18.
Following were the Quotations on the
Board of Trade today: Whoat August,
opened 61)3. closed 60; September, opened
61c closed file: December, opened 69)4)C,
closed CSJgx Corn August, opened 39c,
closed 38?sc; September, opened 8c, closed
3.c; May. opened 410, closed 40ic. Oats
August, opened ;3?8C, closed ityic; Septem
ber, opened 24o. closed 24c; May, opened
8oSo. closed a)?c. Pork August, opened
. closed : September. opened
$12.50. closed $12 30; October, opened $12.65,
closed $12.50. Lard September, opened
$3.3 closed $S.37
Live Stock: The pr;ces at the Union
Stock yards today ranged as follows:
Hogs Estimated receipts for the day, 30,000;
left over about 3,(a)ii; quality good; market
fairly active on packinj and shipping Ac
count, but feeling weak and prices ruled
15325c lower, mure part'cularly on heavy
grades; sales ranged at $1. 703i. 4 pigs. $5.35
6.1X1 light, $1.0534 8) rough packing, $4.9033.65
mixed, and $4.835.30 heavy packing and
Cattle Estimated receipts for the day,
7,000; quality fair; market rather active
on local and shipping account and prices
without change; quotations ranged at $4.60
33.10 choice to extra shipping steers, $188.8.131.52
good to choice do, $3.4034.00 fair to good, $3.00
3.3 common to medium do, $3.0033.73 batch
era' steers, $2 2533.00 stackers, $2.7003.40
feeders, $1 2533.10 cows. $2.0033,15 heifers,
$2.003.23 bulls, $i 0J33.3J Texas steers, and
$2.)3.00 veals calves.
Sheep Estimated receipts fo..- the day.
7,000; quality fair; market rather active on
packing and shipping account and prices
were steady; quotations ranged at $2.40
33.40 per 100 lbs westerns. $2.0033.00
Texans, $2.0034.10 natives and $3.0035.40
Produce: Butter Fancy separator, 22o
per lb; fancy dairy. ldtfaUHc; packing
stock. 13c. Eggs Fresh stock, loss off, 13o
per doz. Live poultry Sprlaf coickeas, llo
per lb; hens, 9c: roosters, 5c; turkeys, 11c;
ducks, 9c; geeso, $ltfu&).0J per doz. New
potatoes Early Ohio. $1.8331.91 per bbL
Apples v!w, $2 0032.75 per bbl. Honey
White clover, 1-lb sections. 15317c; broken
comb, loc; dark comb, goal condition. 103;
14c; extracted, 633c per lb.
New York, Aug. 18.
Wheat September, 69J.43C9 9-lflc; Octo
ber, 7137l4c; December. 763765,0.
Bye Weak and dull; western, 55c Corn
Market steady and dull; September, 47J
34T?4c; December, 47)c; No. 2, 47J43
4SJSC Oats No. 2, dull and steady; state,
313i5c; western, 81345c; September, DOa
bid; November, 32tfc, Pork Firm and quiet;
new mesj, $14.50315.00. Lard Dull and nom
inal. The Local markets.
New o its S5c.
Hay Timothv. $10; nplsnd. $7.50243.50:
slouy , 1 0.00387.00; baled. $10.0033.00.
Butter Fair to choice, 90c; creamery, 83225c:
Eez Fre.h. lic.
Voultry Chickens, 13c; turkeys l'.J4; ducks
Wric; geese, 10c.
FKCIT AND VBABTABLKS
Apples $;tr,0Q3 per bbl.
Onions TTc er hbU
Turnips 4 k per bu-
Cattle Batchers pay for corn fid pteer
4t44c; cows and nc'.feis, l'4'-':!c calves
IS ON TOP
Costs less than Half
and pleases much better
than the over-priced and
over- endorsed" kinds.
Judge for yourself.
' In Cans.. At your Grocer's
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