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-ROCK ISLAND. WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 189S.
Par Week illiOtm
THE LONDON .
Our "Iron Clad Combination Suits ' for chil
dren a genuine cellar-door slider.
NOT TO BE EXDUltED
Situation in the Senate,
HE BEWAILS THE STATE OF THINGS
The Greatest Line in Town.
And His Remarks Are Itcst-nted by Stew
art, Who Is Tired of lU-liig Lectured A
Compromise Proposed by Squires Which
Is Favorably Received The House Passes
the Klection Law Repeal Bill Illinois
Iuw lloundary In Court.
Washington, Oct. 11. McFherson's
speech in the senate in favor of the repeal
of the Sherman silver law was the only in
cident of note during the session. It was
notable because the senator n fleeted
strongly on the action of the free silver
men, and because he declared that the sen
ate must find a way to stop such pro
ceedings. The important part of the
speech on this subject was the following:
"We hear much of senatorial courtesy.
Senatorial courtesy cannot long exist ex
cept it be reciprocal. Every senator here
is put upon his honor not to unduly ob
struct the business of the senate, and
where honor controls the action no rule
is needed. Today the senate of the United
States is put upon iu trial. We have
just celebrated from the steps of the Cap
itol our centennial anniversary. Return
ing again to this chamber shall we find
that the character cf this body has
changed and that repreentative gov
ernment here is a farce?
A Situation Not to He Eudurrd.
"That the senate of the United States
as at present constituted, is not competent
to exercise the authority conferred upon
it, ana to discharge the functions it was
intended to till ? Of what use is a legisla
tive body that cannot act as the majority de-
PRICES much less
Than any other house.
Come and look.
ill S iViTnnnrflMr-,
sires?- is tlie inquiry that comes tous from
a'.l parts of the l.ind. That a minority of
this body should lie allowed to stand as an
obstacle to the other branch of the legisla
ture in giving effect to the will of the ma
jority ot the p.-opie is nut to be endured,
and the se;...te must find a way to ex
ercise :ts constitutional tunc: ions or cover
itself with contempt."
Stewart Asks Some Questions.
When MePi.erson resuned his seat Stew
art rose and asked whether t lie minority had
done anything but to discuss what it be
lieved to be an attempt to perpetrate a
"I have made no such accusution," Mc
"Then," said Stewart, "I have heard
enough of this lecturing of the minority. I
have heard enough of the re-echoing of the
slanders of the New York pres, which de
manded that the senate should vote first
and debate .afterwards. Does the senator
wish it to go out that we have done any
thing which we have not the r.ght to do
under the rules?-'
C'ockrell Shows Much Impatience.
"Ilues the senator waut an answer now?"
"No, never mind now," said Stewart,
and he began a speech about gold and sil
ver, and only came to .1 full stop on no
ticing that t'ockrell (who was entitled to
the floor) was mniiicsting much impa
tience. Cockreil thru took the floor mid
resumed the argument which lie had be
gun Monday against the repeal bill, lie
set out to prove that unv international
monetary agreement with Kuropean na
tions was im;rssi!i!e now.
SQUIRES' COMPROMISE ON SILVER.
Grand Cloak Opening Thursday, Friday and
Saturday, Oct. 12, 13 and 14.
On the above days a salesman from one of the largest and best manu
facturers of Ladies' and Misses' Cloaks will show a complete line in our
cloak department. Samples shown will be .delivered at once, or special
orders can be taken and delivery made within a week or ten days. We
say this will be a golden opportunity to secure the very newest and ex
clusive in styles, and it will be believed when the two hundred styles are
?een in addition to the immense assortment we now have in stock
PRICES will be down where no merchant can arford to sell cheaper.
FIT. We guarantee a first class fit on all orders.
, STYLES. Besides making a great many medium priced garments
these manufacturers make a line of fine novelties, which for workman
ship and originality of designs are hard to surpass. Goods will be gladly
hovn whether you intend purchasing or not. You are cordially invited
9 attend. Plan to be present at least on one of the three days, Thurs-f-ridav
;KllS iiO M1jts t)f i-0ln, (Ires- oods
- ?. .;n-L'r variety of styles and weaves, in all
m Lading shades, wili V placed on sal : todav
:. ?vlav'1- 'J' aml t'1"sl'tl out at 2.18 vavh,
"'..'.hlin linings, trimmings, and furnishings.
t in-iii disjlay-L in our east window. lJo
r', " ' iyscvorytliinr that is ncoi'sary
a be dutiful
do, in a full
A YAM) We arc showing
( all wool. 3H inches w
"l Kin similes.
l.Hi. or 1.2.3 a yard you can almost have
!'i''k of all tin; choice things in 01 r dress
'! I'lirtnicnt. with few cxceiitions. includ-
ni"st popular weaves in 10 to 51 inch
aid. ou would hardly believe i: possi
we are sellin-' a ;0 inch hop-sacking in
lnown and black that is crtaiulv
for durability and beauty. It would
thing to wear at the World's Fair.
COMFORTS AND BLANK KT S We are over
strong in this department, prices in either line
ranging from 50c to $12. Notice a few below
that will give you some idea of how little it
will cost to keep yourself and family warm this
For fJSe a wool tilled comfortable, size 65x72, large;
For $1. :.". a satin covered cotton lillcd comfort,
For 1.75. a comfort covered with serge cloth and
cotton lillcd, size 65x75.
l'.lankets for 1.89 Size 12-4. color gray with
dainty borders and a very soft quality. It
would be cheap at 2.25.
l'.lankets, white, for 5. It is our purpose to give
our customers the very best 5 blanket in the
country, excepting no one. It will greatly be
to voiir interest to examine this leader.
One That Is Looked I'fiou h a Possibility
by Many senator,.
Washington, Oct. 10. Squires of Wash
ington has evolved a compromise on the
silver question that seeais to embrace
everything demanded by the different
sides of the controversy. It apparent
ly, therefore, meets with more approval
from leading senators than anything that
has yet been suggested in this line; and
it is understood that Senators Teller, Al
lison, Sherman and others have said that
is is the best compromise that has been
suggested. It provides for the coinage of
silver deposited by the owner thereof, the
product of United States mints or re
fineriesthe owner to receive coin to the
amount of the commercial value of the
bullion on the day of deposit. The differ
ence between such commercial value of
the bullion on the day of deposit and the
coin value is to be retained by the treasury
The amount deposited for coinage is not
to exceed (3,0U0,(HK) per month. The num
ber of standard silver dollars coined under
this provision is not to exceed (100,000,000.
lliev are to be full legal tender, No cer
tificates are to be issued to r present these
silver dollars. The purchasing clause of
the Sherman act is to be repealed. For
the present bonds are to be issued to
the extent of ('JOO.OOO.UOO, redeemable
after five years, and the proceeds are to be
used for the redemption of Vnited States
notes. National banks are to be entitled
to circulation to the par value of the bonds
deposited by them.
question which provides Tor the purchase
of silver bullion, the owner to get there
for coin to the commercial value of the
bullion, the amount purchased not to ex
ceed 2,000,000 worth per month. Dolph
began a speech on the Chinese question,
but on Sherman's motion had to complete
it in executive session. McPherson spoke
for the repeal' bill. Then Stewart spoke
on the question, aud then C'ockrell spoke
for five hours and did not finish. The
senate passed the homestead commutation
bill passed I y the house.
The house made short work witn vne
business it met for. A resolution from
the rules committee providing that the
next t hing taken up shall be the amend
ment to the Geary anti-Chinese law went
over for a day. A bill was passed giving
settlers on Oklahoma lands the right to
commute their homestead eutries, but be
fore a bill to protect the forests could be
acted on the hour to vote on the election
law repeal bill arrived. The first vote on
an amendment showed 103 Democrats
present. The bill was passed 1W0 to 101
a strict party vote and the house ad
journed. Populists voted with the Dem
ocrats. Invalid reunion Granted.
Washington. Oct. 11. Replying to a
question of the house the pension bureau
reports that the number of invalid pen
sions granted during the year ended Sept.
1 laet was 55.244, of which 4fi,057 were un
der the act of 1890, and 9,1S7 under the
general law. The number of like claims
rejected during this period was 50,703,
48,343 of them being under the act of June,
1SS. and 8,359 being under the general
law. The number of claims of this class
suspended daring the same time was 12,
371, of which 10,782 were under the act of
1SW) and 1,589 under the general law.
Some Agricultural Statistic.
Washington, Oct. 11. The October re
turns to the statistician of the department
of agriculture make the general condition
of corn 70.1 against 75.7 for last month
and 79.8 for Octoljer, 189J. This falling off
in condition is the result of the continued
drought. TCe returns of yield per acre of
wheat indicate a propnetion of about 11.8
bushels, being 1.7 bushels less than Oc
tober's estimate. The average yield of
oats is 23 5 bushels against 4.3 last year.
The avernge of the estimated state yields
of rve is 13.3 against 12.7 last year.
I'ostnl H lis Introduced.
Wasiiini.iuN, Oc-t. 11. Bingham intro
duced ia the house a bill fixing the rate on
second-rate mail matter, daily pp.pers ex
cepted, at 1 cent per pound. Another bill
proposes to extend to all places having a
population of not less than 5,000 the free
delivery system. Another bill proposes
to allow any letter-carrier or clerk in a
postoffice who is disabled by any casualty
while in performance of his duty three
months' sick leave in addition to his regu
What Will He lo with That Whisky?
Washington, Oco. 11. A whisky firm
has offered a prize of fifteen barrels of
whisky for the nearest estimate to the
exact total attendance at the World's fair
from Mav 1 to Oct. 31. Doorkeeper Hurt,
of the house of representatives and for
merly connected with the fair, has filed an
estimate that the attendance would be
Our Seacoast Defenses.
Washington, Oct. 11. Brigadier Gen
eral Joseph C. Breckinridge, inspector
general of the United St ites army, has
made a report to the secretary ot war in
dicating a condition of affairs prevailing
in recard to our coast defenses which is
officially characterized as "disgraceful.'
Wants the State Ilauk Tax Repealed.
Washington, Oct. 11. Representative
Williams, of Mississippi, addressed the
house committee on banking and currency
in support of his bill amending the na
tional banking aud currency acts and re
pealing the tax on state bank issue.
REPUBLICANS CARRY INDIANAPOLIS.
A Sweeping Victory with Majorities ol
from 8,300 to S.OOO.
Indiaxapolis, Oct. 1L The municipal
election resulted in a sweeping victory lot
the Republicans, who elected their candi
dates for mayor, clerk, police judge and
six councilmen-at-large by majorities
ranging from 2,500 to 3,000. The mayor
having the appointment of all the boards
the effect of the election is to place all de
partments of the city government in the
hands of the Republicans. Two years ago
Thomas L. Sullivau, who is defeated this
time, was elected by a plurality of 2,723
At the last presidential election Cleve
land carried the city by C40. In this last
election political lines were sharply drawn
by the speakers and newspapers, but many
Democrats voted the Republican ticket on
the law and order issue. On the other
hand it is not denied that the hard times
and the f net that many men are out of em
ployment had a tremendous influence.
City Election at Chattanooga.
Chattanooga, Oct. 10. George C. Ochs,
manager of The Tradesman, was elected
mayor of Chattanooga on the Democratic
tichet after one of the most exciting cam!
paigns. The Democrats elected three out
of eight aldermen.
There Was Cholera on the Russia.
New York, Oct. JO. Dr. Jenkins, health
officer, says thai the bacteriological ex
amination shows that there was cholera
on the Russia. All her passengers are'
quarantined and the doctor says there is
LIVE STOCK AND PRODUCE MARKETS
Ko Bankers or Brokers on the List.
Washington, Oct. 11. Senator Hill pre
sented to the senate a huge petition
signed by 15,000 New York business men
and not a banker or broker among them
praying for the repeal of the purchase
clause of the Sherman act.
Opposed to Report of Prize Fight.
Washington, Ot. 11. Among the peti
tiors presented and referred in the senate
was one from Richmond, Ind., for the ex
clusion from the mails of newspapers con
taining reports of prize fights.
CAUSED BY A DISPLACED RAIL.
Following- were the quotations on the
Board of Trade today: Wheat October,
opened 61c, closed 61c; December, opened
67c, co-ed, 67c; May, opened 74ic, closed
4H". Cora October, opened 3i$3, closed
3.-Vgc; Decenibe-, opened Wi-Jc, clo-ed o9jjc;
May, opened 2!4c; closed iJ'Sc. Oats Oc
tober, o;ened -i ht closeJ ?sc; December,
opened le, closed listc; May, ojiened 3e.
closed 31ic. Pork October, opened $10.60,
c losed f 16 2"i; January, opened $14.5-5,
closed $14.oJ Lard October, opened (S.70,
,ive Stock: The prices at the Union
S(6c yards today ranged a? follows:
Hogs Estimated receipt for the day, 13,000;
quality n -t so good; left over 11,0 'U; market
fairly active and steady at i&Hc decline oil
Saturday' figures; sales wee made at 4.75
30.5 p.9 $t,.0 -J6.7J light, $ i.6.(iB.lu roimh
packing, SO. 10.3,6. 7 J mixed, and S6.lijb.6j
heavy packing and shipping lots.
Cattle Esa ma ted receipts fir the day,
5uu; quality fair; market only moderate
ly active and prices comparatively steady;
quotations ranged at $5.43 (2 5.9J choice
to extra shipping steers, ;t.7j S.4U
good to choice do. f4.uo&l.60 fair to
good, $3.33.8J common to medium do.
3. TL3 70 butchers' steer. JL0JjJi7j stock-
ers, Ji.5-ia3.3J feeders, Jl.tAi&2.8) cows, 2.t)03
2.9U heifers, II .SOa&iO bulls, Sil 13 i.8 Texas
steers, tiV'til.15 western rangers, and t3.Wji
6.50 veal calves.
Sheep Estimated receipt for the day.
15.000; quality fair: market dull and Weak
and prices were lv&t.'c lower; quotations
ranged at ti.-ili.'.b per 10) lbs west
erns, $.'.103.5J Texa-s Si.u0H.io natives and
Produce: Butter Fancy separator, 23U
&JCc per lb; fancy dairy, tt2c; pack
ing stock, 15315UC. Egg Fresh stock,
lUHc per doz. Live Pju. try Chicken', 9o
per lb; turkeys, l-'3:2-vc; ducks, 8s&3o;
geese, Jt.ooa-' per doz. Po:atoos Wis
consin Hose, li-.e stock, 5s rja)c per bu. Sweet
Potatoes Jerseys. ti'J03.2j per bbl. Ap
plesFair to fancy, $-'.50&l.5J per bbL
Honey hite clover, 1 -lb sections, 14
15c per lb; broken comb, 102212c; dark
comb, good condition, 10,212c; extracted,
New York, Oct. 10.
Wheat October, 63o; November, Tic; De
cember, 72 -liJ&72?ic; Mayj ;9)a79 15-lc
Corn No. 2 stronger, 47H74c; October, 47Hc;
November. December, i7,iic;
May, 434960. Oats No. 1 firm and quiet;
November, M 18-16; state, 86330c; western.
83Q39cc. Pork Dull and quiet; new mess.
fltt.50. Lard Quiet and Steady; staam-ren-
PJIKSEL & VOMAUR,
Leaders and Promoters of Low Prices.
Tax on a
A Matter That Involve the
Number of Bridges.
Washington, Oct. 1L Attorney General
Moloney, of Illinois, presented to the su
preme court his petition for leave to file a
motion to vacate the order made April 10,
1S93, confirming the report of the commis
sioners fixing the boundary line between
the states of Illinois and Iowa where the
Hannibal btidge crosses the Mississippi
river. There are nine of these bridges over
the river within the co-terminus limits of
the two states, and for the purposes of
taxation it is desirable to have the location
of the boundary fixed at these points.
The supreme court decree referred the
fixing of the boundary to a commission.
which the Illinois petition claims fixed
the boundary half way between the oppo
site bunks of the river instead of in tho
middle of the navigable channel as the
court's decree provided shou Id be done.
New commissioners are asked, or refer
ence to a masters in chancery. The mat
ter went over.
Doing iu Senate and House.
Washington, Oct. ll. Iu the senate
Sailing offered a compromise on the silver
Engitieer and Fireman Killed and Three
Other Tersons Injured.
Whiting, Iud., Oct. 11. A displaced
rail at this point on the Pennsylvania rail
way caused the engine, mail car and two
Pullmans to leave the track. The dead
are: Henry nrner, engineer; John Chris
tie, fireman. The accident occurred just
west of the One Hundred and Nineteenth
street crossing. Three persons were in
jured, including the conductor, but none
fatally, due fireman was buried beneath
the engine and scalded to death by escap
ing steam. The train was composed of a
mail car and nine vestibule cars.
The train was running but ten miles an
hour. Had it been running at full speed
the death list would have been very large.
The fire company was at the scene in five
minutes aud extinguished the rapily gain
ing flames, lucre were more than 4' 10
passengers on the derailed train. The
engine and the mail car are both total
Another 'Hold Kobber" Done Vp.
LITTLE Falls, Minn., Oct 11. As Con
ductor Day's train pulled into the station
a man held a revolver in the face of Brake-
man Logan aud ordered him to throw up
his hands. Logan knocked the gun up
with one hand and struck the man in the
face with his lantern. The gun went'off.
This brought the night policeman on the
scene aud he had a shooting match with
the would-be robber, resulting in the rob
ber getting a fatal wound. He gave his
name as James Davis, of Dublin, Ireland.
Managed this Cae with Coal Oil.
Negaunee, Mich., Oct. 11. Mrs. Thomas
Mirchell, proprietor of a temperance
ualoon in this city, was nearly barned to
death while trying to start a lire in the
kitchen stove with kerosene. Her little
babe in the cradle uear by was also ter
ribly bnrned. Doth are in the hospital
and it is thought tuny vi:i die.
The loral Markets.
New oats 273300.
llay Timothy. toS$10;apland,9&llO;elouKh,
tt2$7; baled. f9.
Butter ?a1r to choice, 36i&2Sc; creamery, 30c
Egpc Fresh, 1J.
Poultry Chickens, 13c; turkey V-hi dacks
12c; geeee, 10c.
pbctt n viemBLEs.
Apples I :) 00(3$ j.00 per bbl .
Onions D0e per bn.
Turnips 4uc per bu.
Cattle Butchers pay for corn fed etucrs
44-4c; cows and aeifeis. calves
Coal-soft, If lie: liar J. (-134.50.
W ood Sawed. S.'iQJj 50; cord, lfe$1.30.
HALVES, 1 0 $ .QUARTERS.
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