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SLANB MAILY ARGUS.
OL. XLI NO. 265
RCCK ISLAND. MONDAY. AUGUST 28, 1893.
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And the Wilson Repeal Bill
Enacted by the House.
CLOSE OF'THE DEBATE ON SILVER.
Reed. Cockran. UUni and Wilson the
Speaker The Maine Leader PromUes
the Support of Republican to "Sound
Finance," While the New York Orator
State His Position with Vigor and Elo
qnence Reply of Bland nd Wilson's
' Washington, Aug1. 28. Tfie house
rejected Wand's 16 to 1 proposition
by a vole of 123 yeas, 225 nays, this
Amendments Not Popular Kither.
Washington, Aug. 28. The house
then rejected the 17 to 1 amendment
by a rote of 100 to 240, and the 18 to
1 amendment by a vote of 102 to 239.
The 19 to 1 amendment was then
proposed and rejected by a vote of
105 to 237.
The 20 to 1 amendment shared a
similar fate, being defeated 119 to
222. An amendment to re-enact the
Bland-Allison act was defeated by a
vote of 136 to 213.
The Wilson Kill Passes.
Washington, U. C, Aug. 28. The
Wilson repeal bill was passed bv a
vote of 240 to 109.
The Wilson bill, the successful
measure in substance, repeals the
purchasing clause of 4,500,000 oun
ces a month, or so much as may be
offered in each month at the market
price thereof, not exceeding $1 for
371 grains of pure silver.
The House Debate.
Washington. Aug 2S. When the house
met today, as soon rs the prayer oft'uo
chaplain, roll call end the variois oUier
matters that inevitably acme up to delay
the opening of the vital business
of the day hud been deposed of.
the :'decks were cleared" for the final
acti.m on the Wilson bill to repeal the
purchase clause of ti e Sherman net. The
business of the day is not speech, but
voting Beginning with an amendment
providing for free silver eninnce lit a ratio
of lti to I, the house will be in u constant
state of division all day on the other prop
ositions of the silver men in which they
strive to secure free coin, ge with as liule
silver over 37125 grains in the dollar as
possible. What the vote will be no one
can know. But indications are that the
house is for the Wilson bill and that, it
will pass the propo-itious of the silver
men being nli rejected.
The ( hauiptons on the Floor.
The closing day of the debate was a day
cf leaders, t No one disputes Keed"s lead
ership on the Kepsiblican side. But there
have been statements and counter-statements
with reference to I'.ourke Cockran
being the leadtr on the Democrat ic side.
The chairmnfi of the ways and means com
mittee is generally supposed to have that
place. But i. the burning question at
this and the next session of congress shall
be the silver question C -ckrau's spee.h
Saturduy gives him the right to the lead
ership; for no one on the Democratic side
of the anti-silver forces has put the argu
ment against the white metal so clearly
and forcibly. Twice during the day the
floor and naileries were lull when Iieed
and Cockran spoke.
Keed did not deal with the ins and outs
of the silver question. He simply pave his
view of what the causes of the depression
are, and the reason he would vote for the
repeal of the Sherman law. He said that
crises like the present were inevitable as
long as man was man. The cause of the
present one was of two-fold character.
The fact that the Sherman law had re
sulted in the loss of as much gold as it.had
had provided of silver had made people
think it was in the way and their confi
dence would not he restoreu and the coun
try would not get out of a situation in
which in spite of a larger currency in the
hands of the people than ever before there
was a famine in circulation until the law
Two Words That Explain Matters.
There were two words that expressed
the condition of the people during good
and bad times and they were "confidence"
and "distrust." Just now distrust bad
Bent the money that should be circulat
ing in the arteries of commerce into hid
ing. 13u. the repeal of t he Sherman law
would not cause an immediate revival.
Justly or not the law was believed to be
the cause of the hoarding of the currency,
and he would vte for its repealj But the
banks were not hoarding currency in the
general accept ttiou of the term. They
were at this tima the maiustay of the
country against worse disasters and were
doing a patriotic duty and doing it well.
Kflect of Expected larilT Reform.
The speaker then said that away down
at the bottom of the whole distrust was
the uncertainty as to the tariff. He did
not say that protection or free trade was
right he left that argument aside. He
would admit for the sake of argument
that free trade was a great blessing and
should be quickly adopted; or that any
modification of the present tariff was bet
ter in the loug run for the people than tie
existing schedules. That did not alter the
proposition. The fact that a change was
impending was bound in the very uatura
of things to force manufacturers to pre
pare for it by cutting down production to
the lowest possible point. It did not make
any difference to what extent the tariff
was lowered the effect of the change from
a system uuaer which the country had
operated for thirty years was bound to be
Cleveland Dependent on Republican.
The close of Heed's speech contained a
hard thrust at the Democrats. He said
that it was the pathway of duty to repeal
the Sherman act, but that if the president
of the United States were dependent on the
representatives of the party that elected
him the repeal that he so earnestly urged
upon congress would fail. The Republi
cans would do their outy to the finances
of the country, as they had always done,
and wou.d stand for national honor and
safety". Une ot tne parey-s prouuesi noasis j
was its steady support of sound finance. I
BOURKE COCKRAN GETS THE FLOOR.
A Notable Speech Which la Against a
There were several speeches followed
Reed's before Cockran took the floor, but
they were not especially notable. In the
beginning of his speech Cockran said be
could not agree with Keed that panics
were inevitable. He believed that the
causes of them could be ascertained and
measures to prevent them be successfully
taken. He also said something as to which
faction of the party stood on the Demo
cratic platform, and called attention to
the fact thai the national convention had re
fused by a great majority to insert the word
"free" tefore "coinage" in the financial
plank. The advocates of that policy in
the convention had come from states
which in the national election had gone
The Democratic platform declared for
the "use" of silver. As to "bimetallism"
and "double standard" they never had j
existed in the sense argued for, and he
quoted fi om Locke and Mills to show that
both gold and silver cannot be at the same
time the measure of value in the same
country. Both metals fluctuated and the
silver men wanted as a standard the metal
that showed the maximum of fluctuation.
He told how France and England had at
tempted to "cheapen" the gold coin and
failed, the people refused to have it, and
ever, until now bad such a proposition
been made in the name of popular rights.
l he gentleman from Nebraska (Bryan)
had said that we could not have an honest
dollar and that there was no such thing
w a perfectly stable measure or vaiia.
He might as well have said that there
was nothing perfect oa this earth. The
gentleman from Nebraska had told the
house that the free coinage of silver was
for the interest of the laborer. He (Cock
ran) said thHt the banker, the railroad
president, the insurance company, the
great corporation, was not a creditor, but
a debtor. The man who was and must be
always a creditor while the world lasted
and while economic conditions remained
the same the man who by the nature of
his situation and the character of social
organization was and always must be a
creditor was the laborer.
He was told that gold had appreciated in
Value. If it had appreciated in value as
measured by corn, wheat or pork, It had
not appreciated in value as measured by
wages He held in his hand the Aldrich
report, which came to him with the ap
proval of the distinguished secretary of
the treasury and from a Democratic bu
reau of statistics. The accuracy of its
figures had never been impugned, and it
showed that never in the history of human
civilization had wages been so high, meas
ured by gold. Applause Now, if gold
appreciated, what did it mean. It meant
that tbere was another rise in the laborer's
wages. It meant that the purchasing
power of his money had increased.
The effect of the silver coinage bill would
be to make a present of 21,000,000 to the
banks of New York and to cut down the
wages of toil 45 per cent. Applause.)
Bryan asked leave to propound a ques
tion. If it were true that the gentleman
from Missouri, Bland, and the gentleman
from Nebraska (himself) were desiring to
make a present to the banks of New York,
why was it that the banks of New York
denounced tbemf Applause.
Cockran It is because the banks of New
York have discovered that in all dealings
of life honesty is the best policy. Long
and coutinued applause.
He declared that panics followed re
dundancy of currency, and quoted several
historical events to prove it. The gold we
had exported would only come back when
we sold wheat to Europe sufficient to
bring it hack. We could not get it back
by putting bad money in circulation. The
frends of the farmer, the enemies of the
creditor, the friends of the debtor, were
going a strange way to accomplish the
purpose they had Bet before them. What
they would do was depreciate the farm
ers' product, depreciate the debts due by
the capitalist, and enable him to repudi
ate a part of the balance which be owes to
the great army of creditors who compose
the mass of the laborers of the country.
Returning to the question of why the
banks oppose free silver Cockran said:
"My friend asked me some time ago why
i; was that the banks have opposed this
legislation. The banks have opposed it
because the $21,000,000, which would be
the amount the New York banks would
gain by it, would be but a pittance com
pared with the loss that would be inflicted
on the business of the country by the
shock to its credit that would extend
throughout the universe." He closed his
speech with an eloquent peroration.
BLAND MAKES A REPLY.
A Corner in Gold Asserted Wilson Closes
liBland replied to Cockran. He taunted
the New Yorker with imbibing his ideas of
finance from the stock exchange. It was
true, as the gentleman had said, that it
was to the product of the soil of this coun
try that the financiers of this government
looked to bring back the gold of Europe in
order to maintain our present financial
system. But the gentleman had failed to
tell the bouse the difficulties unde- which
the farmer labored in order to do this pa
triotic service. He had not told the bouse
that there was a corner in the gold of the
world. As long as the gold of-tbe world
was cornered by the legislation of the Uni
ted States the gold men of the south and
west could exact their own price for gold.
All the dogmatic utterance of the gen
tleman from New York were made in the
face of history and in the face of truth,
but Bland did not quote any history to
disprove what Cockran had said. He then
declared that it was a notorious fact that
the people of the south and west who had
money on deposit in New York banks
could not have their checks paid. This
was being done to weaken the western
banks and to have an influence upon the
representatives of the house.
The Wilson bill asked the United States
congress to so legislate as to add to the
prosperity of England and Australia
and to the distress and adversity of the
farmers and miners of America. He had
not advocated the Sherman law. He had
Toted against it, but it was now the last
bulwark of silver. It was now proposed
to demonetize silver. Now wa the time
to let the country see who were the
friends of mlrer and bimetallism in this
bouse. To striKe uown stiver wouiu mean
a nolitical revolution that wm.l.l ufrtk
down both political parties.
Wilson closed the debate. His speech
was a lotncal effort H iWI
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the country had been on a gold basis ever
since ios. ueing asked whether the
passage of the Wilson bill would result in
the issue of bonds he said in th lin-hf n
history its passage would t once and for
ever restore silver to a parity with gold
and there would be tin nnvuitr t- .ho
government to issue bonds for any pur
And so the debate as to the "big guns"
of the house ended. There nrna a BUoCn
at night in which a large number of
speecnes were maae mat auoea little new
to what had been said.
As an iudication of how the vote will go
it may be said that Bland admits defeat.
Synopsis of House Proceedings.
Washington, Aug. 2S. The senate was
not in session Saturday. In the house the
party leader' had a field day. Keed made
a speech in which he said that at the bot
tom of the present situation was the
threatened change in the tariff policy. He
did not argue in favor of one system of
tariff or another, but claimed that in the
nature of things his claim must be correct.
He would vote for repeal as a partial
remedy of the troubles existing. Bourke
Cockran made the best speech of the ses
sion on the auti silver side. Both he and
Keed were loudly applauded. Bland re
plied to Cockran, and Wilson closed the
day debate with a defense of the bill. At
night there was a session which enabled a
large number of members to say how they
REVIEW OF THE BALL SITUATION.
Boston Increases If er Lead and Cleveland
Takes a Tumble.
Chicago, Aug. 28. There is a slight
change in the position of the leading
clubs of the base ball competion, from
last review. Boston is still first with a
greater lead in percentage, and Pittsburg
second, but Cleveland has dropped from
third to fifth. Philadelphia and New
York climbing over her. Of the tailenders
Chicago remains tenth and Louisville and
Washington are still at the foot. There
were no Sunday games. The club posi
tions are given below:
Played. Won. Lost. Cent.
Boston i(i- 71 31 .69a
Pittsburg 10J fu 13 .588
Philadelphia 1U1 5S 43 .674
New York 8? 54 43 . .557
Cleveland (19 5i 44 .555
Brooklyn 101 51 50 .509
Cincinnati 101 48 53 .480
Baltimore UC 4? 55 .481
St. Louis J(G 43 5 .451
Chicago I02 4i 60 .412
Louisville 97 39 58 .40
Washington lOi 35 87 .843
Following are the score records made
by League clubs: At Philadelphia
Louisville 5, Philadelphia 3; at Washing
ton (two games) St. Louis 11, Washing
ton 6; St. Louis 4, Washington 4 twelve
innings; at Baltimore Cincinnati 3, Bal
timore 7; at Brooklyn Chicago 5, Brook
lyn 7; at New York (two games) Pjtts
burg 1, New York 0; Pittsburg 2, New
York 6; at Boston- Cleveland 7, Boston 2.
Close of m Jacksonville Dank.
Jacksonville, III, Aug. 23. The Cen
tral Illinois Banking and Savings aseocia
tion has closed its doors. The assets are
stated at JUjO.OOO and the liabilities at
(320,000. The president, Dr. L. W. Brown,
has deeded to the receiver 1,000 acres Of
land valued at (SO per acre at a low esti
mate. The bank is not incorporated, feus
is the property of private individuals and
will be abundantly able to pay depositors
in f ulL
Morgan States How He Will Tote. ,
New Yoek, Aug. 28 Hon. John T. Mor
gan, United States senator and one of the
members of the board of arbitration of
the sealeries question, has arrived on the
iteamahip New York. In reply to a re
porter's questions as to his position on the
Sherman law, Senator Morgan said that
he had always thought it a bad and vicious
law and would vote for its repeal. Regard
ing the Behring sea case, he said, the de
cision was a victory for the United States.
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Poultry Chickens, ISc; turkeys V-bi; docks
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T KUIT AND TEOBTABLBS .
Apples f 3 5023 per bbl.
Onions 75c per bu
Turnips 4'.c per bu.
Cattle Butchers pay for corn fed steer
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