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XLlI NO. 7
HOCK ISLAND. Wi DNESDAY, OCTOBER 25 189S
I Single Ooptea OuM
I Per Week ISM Osaka
Our "Iron Clad Combination Suits ' for chil
dren a genuine cellar-door slider.
Age to il
The Greatest Line in Town.
PRICES much less
Than any other house.
Cirme and look.
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Ladies and Gentlemen vvi'.l be interested in what we do this week
Three special features of great merit Dr. Jaeger's
Underwear Dress Goods and Cloaks.
DR. JAEGER'S CELEBRATED SANITARY UNDERWEAR
Will be closed out this week at prices that will bring them within the reach of al
most everyone. We have decided to close out this line of underwear simply be
cause they are too good for the popular trade, and to do it quickly we shall make a
discount of 20 per cent from the regular and universal list prices. This is an oppor
tunity that will probably not occir again. The goods need no recommendation. All
I'now that they are the best in the world. They are simply beyond the average
i At the prices we offer them, this barrier will be removed. Come early and
HaK-.- your selection.
Hop Sacking, "Three Half Yards Wide", $1 For7(c.
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- v.ooi ana two toned Hop backings 54 inch wide in browns, blues, greens and
will be placed on sale Wednesday morninur and continue until .Sntnr.l.-n- nwrKr
hcy last that long, and it is exceedingly doubtful, for it's not often vou can buv
-::i stylish One Dollar goods for the very unsignihcant sum of jqc yjs. are
i'-nt for a dress.
RIGHT ABOUT FACE
Latest Move of the Democratic !
THE FIGHT AGAINST REPEAL ENDED
No doubt the ladies that could not be waited on Saturday in our Cloak
partmentwill return early this week. Such crowds speak more than words in
commendation of this busy department. We were just rushed "about to death," as
t'-C saying goes, and we trust t:iat any seeming lack of attention will be overlooked
such busy times. It certain-y pays to come back two or three times if necessary
in order to get attention, as our garments have an enviable reputation for Style,
't, and Finish, seldom attained anywhere. The prices of course are in keeping with
ur principles as Leaders and Promoters of low prices. We have garments for
ferybody, and it matters little whether ou buy a low priced or a more expensive
prment, the fit and style are there just the same. A cordial invitation is extended
o all to visit this department.
Mail Orders carefully attended to. Satisfaction assured.
HARKED, PUfiSEL & VON MAUR,
Leaders and Promoters of Low Prices.
Another Lightning Chans Effected That
Brings the Final Passage of the Voorhees
Bill in Sight Harris Announce! Surren- j
ler and the Kepnblirans ami Populist !
Will Let Matters Tke Their Course
The Vote Likely by Nrit Week and Ad
journment to Follow.
WASHlXGTOS,Oct.'J5. There was an easy
going and conservative air about the sen
ate which has not been observed in that
body since the repeal bill was taken
np for discussion in August last. The, an
nouncement of an agreement that a vote
should be taken had no more than been
made and come to bo generally under
stood thau the senate resumed its wonted
manner of going on with business with
out regard to the presence of a quorum
and with due concern for the bodily wel
fare of members, shown by closing labors
at 4 o'clock. And this was the result of
another of tWse lightniug changes for
which the senate has recently become
noted. Some of the silver senators did
not, early in the morning, appear so confi
dent of being able to keep up their fight
as they were when the senate took a re
cesss at 5 o'clock Monday night, and the
Republican silver senators said their
coarse in this matter would depend entire
ly upon the Democratic silver senators.
They have said from the beginning that
whenever the Democrats should refuse
to aid them in obstructive measures they
would allow the voting to begin.
Harris Annouuces the Surrender.
So when Harris arose in the chamber
and announced that ti e silver Demo' ruts
had concluded that there was no profit in
further obstruction the silver Republicans
were ready to quit. Dubois, who took a
leading p-irt -Monday in arranging for tlio
continuation of the fight against uncondi
tional repeal, said that a vote would come
probably within a week, as there would lie
no opposition or attempt at filibustering.
'The speeches which have been begun will
le finished," said Dubois, ''and such other
speeches as senators may desire to deliver.
It is understood that Mr. Teller he- some
thing yet to say, aud Senators Stewart and
Jones des.re to conclude their talks. Sen
ator Allen also desires to nia-e some fur
ther remarks. Yesterday leaders on the
Democratic side said they would stand by
us if we would continue the fight.
The Sudden Change in Harris.
"Senator Harris and ot hers declared that
it was their determination to preveut a
vote from being taken, even if methods
not yet invoked should lie used. With
this understanding we declared our inten
tion of keeping np The fight. This morn
ing Senator Harris gave the same assur
ance, but an hour later he came to mo
and said that he felt it his duty after the
assiiraaces he had given that he should in
form me tlu.t he could not cititinue the
fight as nupsented, but would yu Id to the
pressure ol ;i uc:ntes (:: tie Deui' crat ic
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taken, i.'iit I-:.oi,ij t nink w thiu a week."
'Krali.eil 1 ii:it tlie Klol Wits t'tilnili.
The auiH'UUCvtueut of Harris j u. i new
face on liiatlers and members threw off
the stiaiu uudei which lliey had been work
ing for f.o long. Wheu Faulkner moved a
recess two hours in advance of the
usual har most of the members
remained in the chamber chatting
among themselves and with those who
chanced to stroll in as if they had just re
torted from a long journey and bad not
yet had an opportuuity to talk it all over,
or as if they had become accustomed to
the long hours, and had become so at
tached to the chamber that they felt loth
to leave it earlier than usual. When at
last they got out and found the sun still
shining an unusual experience with them
of late most of ihein drew a long breath
of relief. They realized apparently for
the first time that the end was raelly near
and began to make plans for the future.
How It All Came About.
The new situation was the result of a
conference of silver Democrats held before
the senate began the day's work. It was
held to decide w het her filibustering diouM
be resorted to, and was not large i;or long
continued. They simply canvassed the sit
uation, aud concluded that it was no- wise
policy to attempt to make good the prom
ise they had made Monday to the silver
Republicans of making further opposition
to the bill by the useof obstructive tactics.
They made that pledge while laboring un
der a fit of resentment over the defeat of
the compromise nieasmre. After weigh
ing the subject fully they coucluded that
while their constituents would justify
them iu making as strong a fight for silver
as they could make in a legitimate scd
?gular way their people would not endorse
them in resorting to filibustering methods.
Long Time Finding Out One Fact.
They also recognized the fact that with
a majority in the senate against theui
they would be compelled to yield sooner
or later, and that if tbey should succeed in
getting any concession whatever it would
be of very small consequence. Further
more, they contended that if the settle
ment of the question should be longer de
layed the business depresssion would be
laid at the doors of silver. Taking all
these matters into consideration, as they
also did the physical condition of members
of the senate on both sides who have
been through a long siege, they concluded
to repress their resentment and yield at
once. Harris was chosen to carry the
message to the Republicans. Immediate
ly afterwards a halt was called upon an
incipient filibuster aud the long fight was
practically at an end.
TRIED TO MIX WATER AND OIL.
A Futile Attempt to Make Slieiman and
Teller "Flop Togctlier."
The silver Republicans ami repeal Re
publicans made an ineffectual attempt to
unite forces before the close by bring Sen
ators Sherman and Teller together, but
they soon found that they could not unite
upon a measure that would stand any
likelihood of receiving the necessary ma
jority to insure its passage. The repeal
Republicans expressed themselves as
willing to support a bill providing for
the purchase and coinaGe of two million
ouuees of silver per month until Jan. i,
1SQ6, and also providing for the issuance
of $300,000,000 worth of bonds. The silver
Republicans did not; consider that this
proposition offered tiuch more in the in
terest of silver than the Democratic com
Upon being asked whether he did not
think it would have been better in the in
terest of silver for the silver Republicans
to accept the Democratic compromise bill
than to refnse that and take instead un
conditional repeal. Teller said: "Possi
bly it would have been, aud 'probably that
would have been done if it had been in the
power of the silver Republicans to control
the matter. Such was not the case, how
ever. That was a distinctly Democratic
measure and the agreement for its sup
port was signed by the Democrats who
did sigu it with the understanding that if
all the Democratic senators did not at
tach their names it was not to be binding
on any of them. Hence when eight of the
Democratic senators refused to give their
assent to the compromise the agreement
was no longer binding upon those ho had
"Furthermore, there would have been
no chance of Retting the bill through
even if the silver Republicans and the
Populists had accepted it after the exec
utive had signified its disapproval of the
bill. It was not only impossible then to
get the additional eight Democratic sig
natures, but those already obtained could
not be held. If, therefore, all the silver
Republicans hud allowed themselves to be
controlled by the agreement the compro
mise bill would have iK-en no stronger
than, for instance, the free coinage
amendment not as strong even. 1c
would ha e had only the support of the
silver I)enioc-a:.a and the silver Republi
cans. It would probably not have gotten
any of the Populist support. As a matter
of fact, however, it would have been im
possible to hold the silver Democrats."
Telier has uot been hopeful uf the silver
cause fur a u: mth, and he has regarded the
end ns near since the time, a week agi,
when the saver men made their effort to
secure h'.i m j lurnment inplaceof a recess,
and toeiid tuey could muster only ten or
twelve votes. He took that poor demon
stration on tiie part of the silver force as
evidence that the silver Democrats did not
consider it advisable to continue the fight
for a great v hilo. Voorhees says that he
is hopeful of reaching the voting stage by
Thursday, and the opinion is general that
the bill will te well discussed before the
end of the week. It is not believed by any
one that half of the twenty-seven amend
ment proposed will be regularly offered.
The Populists said they were ready to
goon, but would follow the lead of the
Republican silver men. The fight had
shown that neither old party was friendly
to silver and made millions of votes for
the Populists. As soon as the fight was
at an end the talk drifted to adjournment.
The general opinion is iu favor of adjourn
ing as soon as the repeal b:l! is passed.
Democrats ia the house will pas the sen
ate repeal bill and Republicans there will
vote for whatever suits the Republican
senators. There is very little- d.tTirence
between the Wilsoa ' and Vooriites bill,
nv.yi.ow. A :journu!t-!it is j.i-pul.-.r ic Imtli
ii'.. . ; ; r: i v i.l doub:l r ca'.'ry as suoa
t:.e r- p i bi is pas-eU.
'1 ." i ..lie.'idy taik f future silver
ieii.u ;o:i. Ceefibe leading advocates
ot repeal is j u ie.l as saying ihut he will
introduce a irt e coinage bill upon the as
sembling of the regular session. Sherman
told an Associated Press reporter that he
was contemplating the introduction of a
bond bill and that it would probably in
cidentally make some provision for the use
of silver. Many other senators have finan
cial bills in contemplation. The outlook
is indeed good that the regular session
will be flooded with financial bills.
NEW STANDARD OF VALUE.
"debtor class1' was due to demonetization
of silver. He grew heated. "Now that
you 'have demonetized silver," be said,
"you propose to inaugurate the cru
cial performance of the auctioneer ham
mer to complete the work that has been
going on." "You," he shouted, looking
around at his colleagues, "you call your
selves Democrats and yet you are voting
for a rescript of a Republican measure.ex
cept that the Sherman bill was infinitely
better than this."
The C. and N. Buys a Branch Bailsray.
Milwaukee, Wis., Oct. 25. A special to
The Wisconsin from West Superior, Wia.,
says that Chicago ami Northwestern
railway official is responsible for the state
ment that the road bad ; practically pur
chased the Ashlaad branch of the North
ern Pacific road to Superior, a distance of
Two negroes were lynched near C&6X
Point, La., for stealing hogs.
A dozen strong fire insurance companies
doing businessat Chicago are preparing to
go out of business. Reason, the attempt
of legislatures to run their business for
them and heavy fire losses.
Obituary: At Kingston, Oat.. W. A.
Webster, Dominion immigrant agent,
aged (il. At Philadelphia, Miss Sallia
Wheeler, aged 103.
Edward Farrar, formerly editor of the
Toronto Globe, ha been sent to Canada by
Secretary Carlisle to test the feelings of
the people on the question of a reciprocity
treaty with the United State
The Berlin Official Gazette chronicles
the appointmeut of Ernest Ton Hesse
Wartegg. one of the World's fair commis
sioners from Germauv, to the knighthood
of the Hohenz3lIern house.
A baby two or three months old, wrapped
in a newspaper, was thrown from a New
York Central -train at Buffalo. It was
dead when found.
F. G. IvOgan, of Chicigo, has given Beloit
college his splendid arcl.u? 'logical exhibit,
wiiicii is one of the attractions in the
arcbiBjlogical cjilecli.iu at tue World's
Boston is contemplating the plans of a
new a00 ,0 city hall on Beacon Hill.
The schooner Riverside undoubtedly
foundered. Her mnstsare projecting from
the water thirty miles off Cleveland and
two dead sailors were fjund lashed to the
The Augusta. Ga., exchange has adopted
resolutions asking for tue repeal of the
state bank tax, the state b.mkto stand on
their own feet, and nothing to be guaran
teed by the national government.
Thieves took t3,S8J which Jacob Wise
had deposited in his bed at his home, seven
miles from Akron. O.
There is a street car strike at Uot urn Otis,
O., caused by the discharge of two union
General Gurko, the famous Russian
soldier who distinguished himself In the
war with Turkey, very ill.
The supreme court of Michigan has
declared unconstitutional the law permit
ting women to vote at municipal elect ions.
LIVE STOCK AND PRODUCE MARKETS
t'iir . Oct.
Foil. living er th-' e-,i n. i .cu. ti. 3
liourd ..1 Ti a-'.i- t i-iay: V.'ii. a. ".k-to'v.-r,
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ii;; .e, el 4 I..-.' ; May. ;..:..-! t- M-.-i
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Some Ideas from the Speech of Jones of
WASiUNGTOx.Oct. :s5. During his speech
in the senate Jones oj Nevada stated that
he desired a dollar that kept at a pjrity
with a pound of cotton or a bushel of
wheat, and not with a metal that was con
stantly increasing in value. A dollar
which increased in value made the rich
richer and the poor poorer, whereas, if
the dollar decreased in value there would
be a day of jubilee to the overburdened
McPherson thought that if gold had ap
prec ated interest would have gone up
and labor have gone down, whereas, ia
the past ten or fifteen years United Stales
bond interest had gone down from 5 to U
per cent. While labor had gone up ia
irregular increasing ratios.
J nes replied that he had shoTa to the
satisfaction of every man who listened to
him that one of the highest proofs of an
increase iu tue value of money of any kind
especially in a new aud unfinished coun
trywas a decline in the rates of interest.
If money were increasing in purchasing
power, in its com maud over laud and over
the production of labor, everywhere, and
if prices were falling, who wanted to enter
into any business?
Synopsis of Congressional Proceeding.
WASlHSUTOV, Ot. 25. The senate did a
little routine business, but the silver
question was the one that occupied most
of the day. The important outcome of it
all was the authoritative announcement
that the silver men on both t-ides
of the chamber would at once cease ob
struction and permit a vote as soon as the
pending speeches are concluded. This was
announced by Harris and Dubois. Jones
and Stewart continued their speeches and
another recess was taken.
The house passed a bill requiring engi
neers and assistant engineers on merchant
vessels to be citizens of the United States.
Debate on the bankruptcy bill was re
sumed aud ran laigely to discussion of
the silver questions. With the debate
still peuding the house adjourned.
I:.-,i-n et Waroi in Debate
WAsmsiii-j.N, Oct. 5. While the bouse
was discussing the bankruptcy bill Dea
son of Alabama said the depression of the
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clos.sl ol"-. 1'. rk -1 -eti ':;. r. .p,-t:--l !;.,
clo-eii J."..oi; Jaimarj. open, d ;:(."', clos. -1
jlim Lar cc tooer. ..-i -a i
i'roU'ice: Hitter Fancy sepa-ator. -Jsu pr
Hi; laacy dairy, 4-:'e; packing stock. M-.4
17c. E,-i- Frush stock, lc per do. Poultry
Hens, 'H'iXc Ir lb; roosters, V; turkey,
106aiA-; ducks, 83S$c; geese, j.i7.lM per
doz. Potatoes B urban ks, 5.V2.-.SC per bu;
Hebrons, aJK-Vic; mized stock, 5i3,wc; sw-t
potaties, Illinois, tl.tifcSMpsx blL. Applan
Fancy, fci.TVja.Ti per Vol Cranberries Wis
consin bell and cherry. &4.K$4.T5per bbl.
Honey White clover. 1-lb section:. lllV;
broken comb, ll)il2c; dark oomb. good condi
tion, lOaiic; extracted, og-Sc per lb.
Live Stock: The prices at the Union
Stock Yards today ranged aa follows;
Hogs Estimated receipts tor the day. 18,i;
quality poorer; loft over about 3,0u(); mar
ket rather active on packing and shipping ac
count; opened strong; with a few sales at a
slight advance; later ruled easier and
prices receded 5310c cn light; sales
ranged at t4.3O38.50 pigs, S646.W bght,
I6.wa6.20 rough packing, $6.25&i.60 mixed,
and 56.35S'' d heavy packing antl shipping
Cattle Estimated receipts f-r the day,
7,500; quality fair; market r.ither active a
local and shipping "account and feeliDg
rather firm; prices without material change;
quotations ranged at S3.20..;.Vi choice to
extra shipping steers, SI.iV5i5.l-, good to
Choice do., $3.6.731-20 fair to uood, SiL&r&TO
common to medium do., 5-'.'j0.'.ui batchers'
steers, 2.32.90 stackers, S:i.Ki3..'M feed
ers S1J?k12.W cows, J2.0o32.su heifers. fM
03.30 bulls, J2.IO33.10 Texas steers,
4-20 western ranjers, and $2.503,1.59 Teal,
Sheep Estimated receipts for the day.
H.OuO; quality fair; market active and weak;
pric3 rather easy; sales ranges! at $1.75
3.23 for westerns, $1.5032.50 for Texans
S1.5V2.0 for natives, and $.0034.80 for
New York, Oct. 24
Wheat December, 69Jy3!;; May, T&HfcJ
78 7-ltic. Rye Western boat loads, 4445c.
Corn D.-cember, 46347c; May, 4SJfta4Hc.
Oats No. 2 duil and easy, 34 7-l54316c; west
ern, IMijllc. 1'ork New Mess, JJI.KI; family,
-xi.i)c1.-JU .."!: extra prime, 11.214. 75. Uard
Firm; jU).75 nominal.
The Loral Starker
Com New, 35236c ; old, 40 4 2c .
10 i. ; baled. t4l'i.
raciT AXO tksbtas: I
Applee 13 00Q $5.00 per bb
rotaiioe 60c .
Onions tocper bu.
Lrv 1 STOCK
4? neifers. sy:wc calvM
Hois Sc. - .
fraeep c. ,
Coal -Soft, 10c : hard, $8.50.
Wood Saved. $6.; cord, MJfr.