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VOL XUX. HO. 41. BOCK ISLAND, MONDAY, DECEMBER 4, 1893. 10 Bon't forget ft is is for You. Do you want to save 20 cents on every Dol lar s worth of Suits and Overcoats? We give you a discount of 20 per cent, on a suit or over coat, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. 1-5 Off. 1-5 Off. 1-5 Off. This is about 40 per cent less than any Clothier will sell 'em. Think of it, 20 per cent discount in December, the largest and best stock to select from. SAX&RICE, fiOCKiSLANDjiU. CALLED TO OKDER. The Fifty-Third Congress Ready for Business. REGULAR SESSION OPENED 03 TIKE. GtHMl Attendance of Members In Roth Chambers President's ituee Ready, and a I.ons One I'oiut from the An nual ISrport of Comptroller licket Condition of the National Banks What la Thoeshl at I he Treasury of tiovciaor Wuite's Latest Scheme for Silver. Washington, Dec 4. The regular cs RiOD of the Fifty-third congress, which opened todny at noon, will proliably be come historical by its legislation. The extra session, which lasted from Aug. 7 to Nov. 3; was only an interlude n dress j rehear. Now the actual piny will be- j gin. There was no preliminary woik :o delay business, no speaker to c house, no committees to nppuint. The rartaiu inn 5 ap it once for business. For the first time since 1S63 the bouse cm resume the consideration of unfinished business im mediately upon meeting. Up to and iu eluding the secuud sessiou of the last congress (the 1'ifty-secoml) the rules of t'.o liouse provided that six days tnitst elapse lx-fore the unfinished business cf the previous session rou!d I mi taken up. 1'iltbuater 1'roves Vselu!. ' The rule was an old on?, and its incon sistency was brought to light at the be ginning of the session of the lust congress by Kilgore, of Texas. The liouse tried to take up au unfinished treasure, but Kil gore made the point that six days must eiapse before the matter conl! coma u,- under the rules. lie carried his point, but the committee on rules the uext day reported a resolution which was .ioi!-M, rciieiding the six-day clause. Tne present rules of the bouse were ac c irdingly frimed so as to allow business 10 go ahead ::s if no recess or adjournment had taken place. ftMitine Proceedings Sonn Over, i ne galleries of bath chambers were well tilled when the presiding officers took their places 10 c.-.ll the two houses to or d.'i; so were the seats of members. For iiu hour or more the floors of both cham lrs had liecn occupied I y groups of mem burs renewing acquaintance ntid discus sing the important ijuestioiis that would came up fur HC.ion. A-i the clacks it) b th houses pointed to noon the rap of the (ravel sounded and the bum of cau sation ceased. leauy to Listen to tUc Message. The chaplain'. prayers wcr? read, the roils c.iilcd,;aim with toe swearing iu of two new tnemlwrs llr.ndy of Ohio, losuc-c.-vd Enririiis and Cirif.iu of Michigan, U succeed Cbipmnn. the first a Kepuhlican and the second a Democrat -the Louse was r.ndy for business. Opening .proceedings concluded in both houses. Tli usual committees were ap pointed to tail on the president and an nounce that congress was ready to bear from hit.i. The message was rculy Satur day eight. It loug from ly.UJO to VJ, Oj'J word. Opening of "Kriss Kringles Grotto7 THAT DIFFICULTY" AT ALTON. I;odsers Not Badly Hint ami Will Xot rroHtnte. ALTON, Ills., Dec. 4. Tut! Affray between t'uited Stales Consul John W. Coppincet mid Colomd A. I Ilodgcrs is greatly de plored by the friends of each. Coppinger'a statement has been obtawiel and is to the effect that he did not come here by ap point ruent with Congressman Fornian ou business concerning tiie postofiice cimii t'.ntes, bat to attend to some private af fair, lie did not even kuow Furman w::t coming nntil be heard lie Vas in the city, and when he went into Doran's saloon the idea of a couferonce being iu prorest there hud not entered his head. Though bis argument with Colonel Ilodgers was heated be had no idea ol trouble until Colonel Uodgcr struck him w ith Lis cane and attempted to strike t he second blow. With the blood streaming down and blinding bi?:i and dazed lion: the force cf the blow received he with the Until ml instinct of self-preservation drew his revolver and fired iu self-defense, Cop piuger slept none that night r.nd sufiertt! ninth from the wound on his bead. Ilodgers rested easily and is about his home. News has been received from Itodgcrs to the cfl'vct that he will not pros ccute Coppinger. QUITE LIVELY FOR BALTIMORE. Ylic,UI Tow a Keportsa 1:1 axe That Costs Her TOD.OOO. ItALTiMOKK, Dec. 4. Tiie lleiscn building, 31 and r South l'asa street, oc cupied by D. Langfc-ld & Co.. cloak Man ufacturers; thn Deutsche Lithographing & Printing Company; Ma., John Cory, drapers aud overalls, an I diaries ileisen. shoe manufacturer, was destroyed by fire. The fire spread to August MutikciiV. To bacco I.enfuud CiKarC imiiaio-.the dissect, ini; bnil.iini; of the Maryland I. niversity tit Medicine, M. S. Levy, straw hat manu facturer; the Jewish sy:ia;.;;;i j at I'aci and G.-riijanf stretts, mid K CobK-u'i stublcs. Sixteen 'subjects" were "in pickle" iu the disserting- rooi-i and al. were consumed. Tha loss is about ti0-V 000; fully insured. Dl'LVTi!, Minn , Dec 4. A firj broke out iu the warehouse of the Uaioa doct on Lake avcune. It enveloped thi mlj lin ing waiehouse and both were destroyed They were owned by illiani Dunn, o. OillC-tgO. JXISS, IlO,lC(). NOT FOR VAN ALEX. Declines the Office of Ambassa dor to Italy. THAT ALLEGED $50,000 DONATI03 REPORT OF COMPJROLLE What Ft ECKELS. of the This Week. Christmas is Close at Hand. For wrfla wc hate Im-oii jdanninj; ami arranjj U,"i fr this fnstirc ucraninn. No tinu; r nitmry has Infti savtil, but the arrangement have Im-ch nimJp mrith m lavish liaittl in order to make this t'lx-ninjj one of the most attractive ami enjoyable occasions of the yt ar. In making our arranpe nirnts the children in particular have.hern jrivi-n si'ial attention, anil wo hereby cxteml a most hearty invitation to nnr little frii-mU to c mt; with their mm her ami visit -Krit Kriiiln! ;r..tto." IIKAL'TIFTI. SOI VKNIKS VALl'BI AT t:J0. WILL UK GIVKX Att'AV. Decorations. The entire store has Wen elalorate1y ileeorateil for this occasion, and now presents a bower of bratitr, fresh from the artist's hands. Our Greeting is Christmas Bargains. They are man they arc desirable they are reliable. There i' a time to buy it' now. There Is a pines to buy it' at the Itoston Store. K en a very little money will do wonder in purchasing present for your friends. Yon Come to Our Opening. rill bo pleasantly nrprliicd; surprised at the splendid assortment: Furpriscd at the superior titaUtits; surprised at the low prices.". We have new noteltien in nice, but inrxjK-nsi vc goods. We have nicer and more expensive goods, ranging in price as high as vou eare to go FOIt LIT'i'LK AMD'.lti.OUl AND YOUNt;. I'KKSEXTS FOlt KVF.IiYlSODY. No one is po old, no one is) so voting., but what fitting ami pleasing gifts may be found in abun dance. The virtue in values; the beauty in well chosen goods; the power in low prices make or1 store the bjst place todo yourCbxistmas shipping. Books, Books. Books! r,ooks by all the popular authors.? Works by Ilttlwer, Lew Wallace, Dickens. .Scott, Miake Seare, Hawthorne. Ixingfellow. K. I. Hoc. Ilrntii niond. Holmes. Lvall. Cooper, Mark Twain. Pics, eolt. Kosa M. Cary ami Many others. Books of novels, historical, children's storv liooks, Christ, mas cards, and BIBLES OF ALL KINDS. lie Considers tho Catme I Great llui.i:cs lk,-pressitn. WAsliiNCTtiX, IVc. 4 The annual re port of the comptroller of the currency, to cor.ress will iie more brief tli.ni the i repoit tisiiidly made by that officer. It diffeis from former reports ia that 110 ! tables appt.-:r iu the btsly of the text. It shows 3,7.10 national banks to have b.-ea iu operation tA the rlov of the report year, with a capital stock of JOMa,!-);,!-t, represtnteJ ly 7.13l,0M shares, held bv 3tm,UO shnreholders. At the last report of condition the total resources of the bauLs then iu oN'ratioii was t3,KM,.ib':,SS1.3u. The total amount of circulation Was Oct. 31, 8"9 MLIVJ. a net increase tl,nriUK the year of :i,tM-.7i During the year llObaubs were ore tniz.-d in thirty-two states and territories with a cnpitr.l stock of fn.23''.(X0. Within the nae period 18" liuiks st:- rx-mled, ith a cupit.d stock of 445 l,3K0;iO. Ktl nils li.lliioi-r, nj, , v.itn.ii ui tlS,'Jnr.,iMK), have resumed and d p.-s-ed into the hands of receivers, with a camt.-u st'jck of M0,es5,ti00. At. the close of the year seven remained in the charge cf ex aminers pending resumption. The comptroller reasons that the busi ness depression cf the past mouths was occasioned by the action of depositors withdrawing so much money from the lutnks. wnicu caused a sudden contraction in the volume of money nr-eded or em ployed for business wants by the banks, and they being compelled to call in lonus aCiLjpiscounls to c;t et the demr.uds of tie psitors prcveuU-r the makinc of new loans and ri-uiert lit hazardous on the part of bauks to grunt renewals of credit or exteusious. " Toys, Toj's, Toys! . Iron, wood, tin and rubber toys of every de scription: Dolls, games, banks, steam engines, drnms, horns, blocks, trunks, wajrons. sleds, skates and hundred of others, for which space fails us to mention. Art novelties, basket, metal goods, china, plush goods, music, silverware, jewelry, linen sets, ta ble covers, etc., etc. HARNED, PURSEL & VON MAUR, DAVENPORT, IA. Leaders and Promoters of Low Prices. WAITE'S SILVER DOLLAR SCHEME. Few DiGi- CLUE TO A MURDERER. He Leaves It llimsrlf ia the liiwucut o; m Mouse, CittCACO, Nov. 4. The finding in s basement at Willr.ette, a Chicago sub urb, of a razor with blood and hair 011 it aud some bloody garments, together witt the discovery that some cue had made th liasement an striding place for some lime, living cn the family cuiiccd t,ods wliicl were stored there, has fcivea the police clue to the other man implicated iu the murder of Mrs. Cron some week- nga. Tl.o hair on t he razor is the same color as M rs. Crun's and the trarmeuts were stolen fiotii the bouse of Mr. Wheeler wherj Mrs. Cron lived. The murderer is said to be a mail known to the police as Jack Norton. The other mt-rdeitr was Paul F Ixignn, who Wiis killed by Mr. Wueuler while es caping troiii the house. While Mr. Wheeler was chasing Norton as is lion supposed the house bun:ed down, the robbers having tct it, on lire to cuuceal lb murder. CHICAGO f.'AYORALTY. Democrats and republicans Name Can uitlatck tlcalti at a oi.vhi;oii. CntCAlto, Dec 4. Ueorgi D. Switt was uomiuated for mayor by ucclamation in the llepubiicnn convention iu North Sji-.lt Ttiruer ball. The chairman appointed Alderman W. 1). Kent, F. U. Cook and Chniles Ki rminski a committee lo brini Mr. Swift to the platform. Mr. Kos- it.inski bad just made a little speech wheu hesaddculy stajrgeied aud dropped tlead ia front of the chairman's t;.bie. Dentil was due to iieart disease. The con vention immediately adjourned. The Democratic convention nominated i pertonal acquaintance with me enabled And tiie Editorial Comment Tlirrrnpon Cause I ho K'tnile Istaii.l Millionaire to Throw I'p the UfSex That lias (;,ven the l'resiileut, Senate ami lite I'ress "Heap of Trouble' What the Ac-used Slau Saj About the Matter. New Yoi:k. Dec. 4. The following crr rcspondence lielween the Hon. J.J. Van Aleu ami the president ami department of state is made public ami is self-explanatory. It is dated at Newport. K. I., Nov. 2 , 1(3, and addressed to the Hon. Walter Q. tin-sham, secretary of state: "itrc I have the bot.or to acknowledge receipt of your letter of t he S.'Sth of Oito. her iu which you officially notify tue that the presiileut, by and wit It the advice and consent cf the senate, has appointed me ambassador to Italy. ".Since tho receipt of your letter I have given the matter my most serious and careful alt?ntion and ns the result of my rt'llectii-as have concluded to ask you to c::press to the president my decision ne t to accept the oflice tendered me. No l.sek of Apprermtioli. "I mnst be? that vou will not infer from this actlou any la -k of appreciation tin my part of the honor conferred. On the con trary I fully comprehend the dignity, im- po:tance and responsibility of the position, and having this realization I may frankly add that the nomination was extremely gratifying to me not in a personal sense merely, but more particulaily because of the opportunity afforded me of represent ing my country in sstcli a manner ns I hoped might be satisfactory to the Ameri can people and creditable to the adminis tration. Among the comments upou my 110111 ilia'. ioc nhicli apienred in the public press one charge only merits ntteiu, or.. not becausro it. was true, hat l)ecau-e it .was aud I suppose still is believed by many persons unfamiliar with the tudi vidmtls concerned and the facts essential to the formation of an accurate judgment. A llecial Vt Itlior.t ftnalilication. "The charge was that 1 received the an- pomtmeut 111 return for a contribution of "'(lMo t lie Democtatic national cam paign fund. While 1:17 nomination was liending in the senate it did not an lil ting ami proper for me to otler uure than an explicit tieuiat. I was aware that an interested party my statement would liHvc little t.Tect beyond the limits of my personal acquaintances. Now, however. when my notion cannot bs fairly attrib uted to purely selfish motives it seems to me that 11 repetition of that denial, which I make without tita!itieation, sLould be suliicknt for miy honorable man. Contribute:! a Large Sunt. "I have never denied and do not now deny that 1 contribute! to the campaign fuuu not t,0iA but yt a considerable sum of money, sincerely believing, as 1 tliii, that a continuation of Kepublicau supremacy would be not only a bitideraiice to national progress but iu time a positive menace to the success cf popular govern ment and having large interests at stake I was impelled by both patriotic aud sel fish reasons to aid the Democratic cause. Ntrver Thought of Au Obligation. "So far from attaciiiug undue import ance to it 1 was fully aware that the con tribution meant far less to me than the time aud effort devoted by thousands of unselfish citiz.'tis 10 the same campaign. Nor did I lielieve that it should entitle me to a.iy more consideration. On the contrary 1 have not otily ndmitted. but have jiosirively insisted at all times that it created no obligation to me whatever, and I feel confident that the president, who, iu fact, was kind enough to sav to the Democrats of Khode Island that, his jilt THE OPi-. Proceeding Senates-- The Conveninj Law-MakxnsfL The President' U ceiVed and An Insane Father L Children and Sul. Wasuihotoh, !. C' weather Is seTcre, jwi-A ' for the lack of the amtC. tercst at the asaembte; c! grcss. The galleries wet t 'y tilled. The senate wai.( order promptly at boob. 4- . Senators McPhereoa e4 i were appointed "comBU on the president eedreccl. nitidications 1 he mlghV;- , recess was taken for an kc reassembling the senate r. communleation. ; : , i '-v.'y. The house . assembled after 12. The chaplia I ' referred to the deati" gressmaq O'Seill.". ; XT1 West Virginia, Ositl. Ohio, and Barrows, of j 1 were appointed a commit! : 11 lon the president, aad r. mcssage. Mr. Hires oZz.l 1 til ion providing that tho be apjiointed to InvestlaO high strike. . Recess was t 1 :23, when the message ttX dent was read.'.-.-.'.' -'' . ::'.:';' John P. Hopkins for mayor, occurs D. la. The election Mantis of Kiitt-aubee Su.;ieut!etl thinks. JIlLWAfKEC, Dec. 4. la a circular is sued bv Washingtfi-j Hjck.T, r?c;ivjr of tho Mitcaell bank, the billowing terms are proposed: Ten per cent, iu cash on tlemand after the bank opens. IU per cent, iu six mouths from Jan. I, 1M, and tin: balance in four ejual payn:euis iu teu. eighteen, twenty-four, and thirty moutiis from Jan. 1, with interest- nt the rate of a per cent, from July 15, lt;J. Under the proposition for the reopening of the l'iankintou bank, each depositor is guar anteed libs money within two years, with interest at 3 per cent. Judge Juhuson, of the circuit court, who is familiar with the affairs of all the suspended banks, says the Plaukiutou bunk could be opened im mediately wi-li safety to the creditors, the Milcucll next, cud the Commercial ith:u six mouths. Treasute Ofiicialitj Ikoilit Out rtiltics for IU WasT.IncTos, Dec 4. Iti'gardiag the Denver dispatch saying that Governor Waite has arranged for tiie coinage of a hybrid silver coin upon which is to appear the Mexican mark as well as the Colorado I coat of arms, officials of the treasury de partment express the opinion that the I plan is not feasible, as it is not believed t(r!Fttie president nf the Mexican govern ment would enter into any such arrange- j nient with state govor-initut as that ' ..ill 1 1 Im n mnlanihluluui It is also pointed out t' at the coins would have fluctuating value, nobody would take them except for their bulliou j value, aud that they would not have any 'circulation outside of the state 1 of Colo I rado. Ttiev would cot bj legal tenders. j the United States government would not receive them aud the banks would throw them out as they do MeVcan dollars. Epwortlt Suite CoaveatioB. jACEbONVlLLK, I K, Dec 4. The second day of tha Kpwortii state convention opened with an iucreased attendance. J'resiiieut Worker of the l.lluois Female college read an interesting aud able paper, a did C N. Cary of Chicago A hidden electric light snddenly un snaokea"tn it'oncy. Ills., hall revealed jtra.T.W.Titoe(Moii,a medium masquer- adiac Ut etas am a spirit with her rave Charges Acaiutt a Studeut. OUEULIS, O , Dec 4. J. ' H. riiaith, a fctudent in the commercisl department at Oberliu coliegs, wts convicted before Judg3 iiicks iu the federal court for carrying on au illegitimate liquor tralliu by u hica means ha was paying bis way through college. He obt.-.uted the liquor from North Carolina iu thtee-gallon lots, Btid operated ou the North Carolina sys tem. Smith tried to evade arrest and got into North Carolina, but was located aud arrested by United States Mjr911.1l Has kcdl, who brought bint back lo Oberliu. The sentence ol the judge imposes a fine of IU0 and thiitT days in the workhouse. K aniM I'cople Ara ia Want. . - Tcfeka, K is., Dec 4. As a tetult of l.iui to consider my can!idacy solely upon its mtiiu, will Liar me cut iu tLi . asser tion. Oti the ot'iu-r lia-.id. I fraukly a liuit that tint il utter the appoint nient had Ik-c-u made it never once occurred to my mind that my contribution could be used to my in jury. It therefore seems to me suilicicnt to udd that self-respect compels tne to adopt the only alternative and to decline tne high oflice to which 1 have beca ap pointed. ! have the Loaor to be, sir, your ubedi ent servant, .-sigueci J. J. Vas Ales." CLEVELAND ASKS RECONSIDERATION i:ut the Ibode Islander lias Had KnaufSt of Practical Polities. To this letter Prestdeut Cleveland re plied. Hastening "to express my wish that you will reconsider this conclusion, Tho statements contained ia your letter do credit to your conscience and Ameri canism, but you must allow me to dissent from their application in this case. I did Dot select yeu for comiuatiun to the Italian mission without satisfying myself of your entire fitness for the place. I am now lxXer couviuccd of your fitness than ever. Vou know, and I know, that all the malignant criticism that has been in dulged iu regarding this appointment has no justification and that the decent peo ple who have doubted its propriety have been misled, or have missed the actual considerations Uioii which it rests. "We should riot yield to the noise and clamor which have arisen from those con ditions. My personal preferment should enter very slightly into your final deter t - 1.... . M , , j uiiuuiK'u, out. bu iiir as a nave sucu prei- MantereS ChtUrea a4 f Kijik. Pa.. Dee. i 4. lit! while under the laflaeaeSx killed his two cbildteato suicided. : 1." - -" ''- He l aoad taa Oas That k CiiicAiio, Dec. i-Frtl 1 plumber, aceompanied kr.l W. S. Kit.k, undertook to t I -r in the flat building at 14 Ias He found it. but not on at k. a good enough uoes to know ts the air in dangerous qaaat lighted match - that foatnt t'4 an explosion that patatnLj three. s. -'.rT.'c- i.'-.; The State EpWSttls jAciisosvitxe, Uls Dec, a, day of the state Kpworta Istc tioa was devoted to rdhjlows clu&ively aa early pea as morning, asecooa mtetlrx I noon and a wan morlin In 1 Tiie following offioera ha 1 President, C E. Piper. CLr prtkident, F. M. CamBt! Kj'j. treasurer, A. C Aortarao, kar " A Caaa a Tore ataM f Dauiex. Ga.,Oee.4.CUi colored, mortally staitbed Ca' aud he died in lea atfantea. jury lound an imlirtnarat t'i lor murder. The wothaa v. t turee days later andtae J t"y I verdict of wiltfnl saanler the death sentence was ptwaoef Cedar Haalae is AU fc ' CeuAU UArius,ta..Dec4. Taa ; tiou of Mayor Daniels will bS disastrously to tha city as '' bended. The police foroa w." bauded. the fire departateat 1 lericred -with, and taa tr electric tight contract win a . Casimlr-rartar tar Paeis. Dec , . After r Casimir-Periar, who tefBt accept the respoadbility way to President Carot a ' constructed a cabinet, o( t premier and ia. wkicJl tax of new men. ., -: .. v Two Tiny aaealasosstrf I Galesa, I!K DaS. 4,.7 born to Mrs. Frank 'CaV. . aud oue-qnartcr and tar lively. Alth-mjih So tii perfectly healthy 4 i't the recent cold weather and storms people ereuce it is emphatically that you accept living oa the piairies tu Wichita, Lane the honorable offl-e conferred upon you and Ureelry counties are appealing tor aid I and vindicate by the discharge of its with which to buy fuel. At many cf the duties the wisdom and propriety of ;our rauruau iaituiis buc-re o.-ts i tiie coal lor ' selection. Under date of Nov. 25 Mr. Van Alen re plied thaukiug the president for the kind sentiments expressed in his letter, but declaring ll at the purpose announced iu his first letter had been "reached only after long and serious consideration of the sub ject," for which reason bejel I "that 1 cannot accept tb e high office to which I hare been tlcttcn 1 A .l- 1 i "'J "smiu luaucue ' -7 - ; ioa. which I must beg you to consider as cured a letter .roin a U tuted Slates offi- final( that It is contrary to tha personal cer at Palomas, ilex., in which be states j preference which you so kindly express. that uc .evolutionists near there ara dis I Hut I cannot think it would bo adviaabla ;1 banding and returning to their bomaa. j f or m to invite further mUrepnaentatioaa j Meaioan tieiw ara aUU Kaaldh-t fe eaa-by tiaX -Tatae of yo- --. sale and this Las been bought by mer chants and people in the towns, while many families living oa the bleak plains will Ireeze unless help is secured a once. If the snow storm continues railroad trallic will be blocked aud ia that eveut great suffering will follow. Keaieaa Revolutionist Uisbaadlag. Pay "(i C a 'tett iamht .!- M