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Rock Island Daily Argus.
PRICE FIVE CENTS KOCK ISLAND, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER S. 1880. VOL. XXXV. NO. 43. COMPETITION DEFIED. PRICES WARRANTED to be 20 to 30 per cent cheaper at the HARPER HOUSE DRUG STORE Than at any other Drujl store ia Western Illinois. Not only on Patent Medicines but on all Standard Drusrs. Fancy Goods and Mis cellaneous articles. Read the cut rates: f .lit) Sail Mascalille Milk Magnesia Pierce's Favorite Prescription Pierce's Discovery - Trask's Magnetic Ointment Hamburg Drops 30 Hamburg Breast Tea. Fozzoni's Fowilcr Wright's Extract Warner's Safe Cure Athlophoroue J Pond's Extracts 3J Hunt's Rompdv 6' Ransom's Hive Syrup Husband's Magnesia Nichols' Bark audIron Kennedy's Prairie Weed Mrs. Allen's Hair Restorer. . . Seller's Cough Syrup Shaker Extract 45 Simmons RegHlator 70 Smith's Tonic 70 DDvci-Dirrinvd. iw pr..rriitmTt ifonnrtmfnt i stocked with rhe purest and best girst martlet and all prescriptions arc- compound' by eicrleliceil and r. liable P'1"V,1V., I guaranteed to be lower by 50 per cent than elsewhere Marshall FIMthK Hroi t. " ' Second Avenne and Nineteenth 81., KocK Islam .13 Bucklin's Arnica Salve ' .13 Electric Bitters King's New Discovery Chamberlain's Cough Remedy " Eye and Skin Ointment. Colic and Cholera Rem. California Syrup Figs the Prices are nd. ti M SPECIAL !NAIVRM-FHJII I I FLAVORS "I MOST PERFECT MADE Prewired with f trlct refrard to PnritY. fitrennth and Heaii hdiliifss- !r. l'ritt-N Rakinir Powder rontam no Atiii.ionia.Lime.Aitimnrl'hospnstes. I!"- n- Extracts, Vanilla, Lemon, etc., flavor delieioasly. PRICE BAKING POWDER CO. Chicago ana St Lxk. HALF-CENT A W08H. i ' II rZl S A A A Eighteenth St. A I ' A A A AJ We diaUense ? jLS s comparison in our A yv A lllie f UatS aU,i MeUS . X Furnishing Goods generally. Tbb A nous hereafter will publish in this col umn all a'tverliifciiienw of Loet. Pound. For Kent For Sle. Brrt or Kooins. Wanted, and similar notices, at the low rate of one-half a cent a word. acta figure a word, but no advertisement lest than ten cents. SECY MANNING'S KEFORT. THE SILVER QUESTION DISCUSSED AT LENGTH. Be Say Our First and Only Duty I to Kepeal the Silver Bill Views on the Reduction of Taxation l'roeeeiliiips in Congress Caiiatlan Ufltcial Kxpited Over tlie Ireideuts Message. a larger lost of revenue ly enabling out 1 woolen manufactures to undersell at a profit I the fuMurn imp irters who brought m last I year tlo.VSuVVW worth of manufactures ol wool, from h hich we got a tax of fJ7,27,5a). CONGRESS AT WORK. 7PKR CENT MOKTGAGKS Improved Iowa Farms. Securily 3 to 5 ttmeBthe loan, anil inspected in cacn cane. Completed loans always on hand for sate, Sizes of loans (200 to (10,000 Time of loans 8 years. Only choicfut loam handled. References and details given on application either in person or letter. U. M. BENLEY, Attorney at Law. S14 Main St., Davenport, Iowa. FOR SALE. OLD PAPERS IN ANY quantity at this office, cheap. WANTED AT ONCE A REMA blo man tost'll chtMee nurstry slotk; good pay, U-alv work, onuii- frrr. JAS. K WHITNEY, 4 I n Niirt'rytnan, Kmtn:-UT, N. Y. ANTED. FOUR GOOD ENEIt dsv nood :s i:ood liny to rrtrlit mon; reference required. F. 11KW EN D, Manager. IS-lm 119 Main St. . Davenport, la UOR BALK, SIXTY LOTS IN MY AD dtnoris olhe city of Rock Inland on fonr year ly payments, with interest at six percent ner an Vm B UAVENPOKT. Slothing Emporium, Maverick National Bant, BOSTON, MASS. Capital - - UOOfiOO Surplus - - '- 400,000 115 and 117 AVest 2nd St., DAVENPORT, I A. I Lave now opened the most complete stock of FINE CLOTH ING and GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS that was ever shown in this market, and GUARANTEE PRICES against all other dealers. Robert Erause. I have also opened a Special Department for closing out vi i .i t?i. -i,vuin vnn ran tind cood wearing goods for VUUS SHU lillUO) nmiviu jv- r,- " f0n TWs and Children, in all sizes. All these goods are re a nA vo fnrtri t.i .nr-liftlf of the orisinal nice, and marked UUtCU VlI-i 1 " ' in plain figures. Blankets, Blankets, Blankets, IN ENDLESS VA1UETY. Accounts of Bank?, Bankers and Corporation fcoIir faciHiie forCOlXKtTIONS are exrelU-nt and we re-discount for Banks when balance ,.,...vnl it Hop ton if a Keterve niy. ano oainm-r wnu ut frin Banks inul lotaua in oior nwvrte uta-s; We draw our own fcic iianr u i.uuw.m. m 'outtm-iit. ana mane tjaoie iraimn-ri y.. om v bv U'.esrrapa inrougutmi me l uhvu oi .ml I'aitada. . Knniia hnntrht And Mld. Slid hi" liangfs in Wachnigton made lor Banks without it ra charge. m x , iuhiv market for pnme firsts-law Invect- mt nt Secnrltieri, and iiiviteproaUfrom State, iimtiea and Uiee wnt-n lccuiiiK dobui. We do acenentl Banking biio.ueei, mad Invtte JOS. W. WORK, Cachier. DAVIS & CO., PLUMBERS AND Steam Fitters. A cwiipletc ?tock of Pipe, Brass Goods, Packing, Hose, Fire Brick, tc. Dkere's Block, Moline,IH. Telephone 3059. Sole a eutf for Deane Steam Pumps, SIGHT FEED LUBRICATORS, We i!iir.uit;' rvrrr nn; nerr'Tt. aii'l will si-nd I'upc, twenty Ja triul, u r:iKinible prlie Safety Heating Boilers, and Contrao tors for furnishing and Laying Water, Gas and Sewer Pipe. 1712 First Ave., Rock Island, Illinois. Telci'hone 1148. Hi nldcnce Telephone Nrt AUCTION ANDCOMMISSIOxN W. H. LUNDY, UGTIONEER Attend talet IN KITH KB CITY OK COUNTRY, at moderate cb&rcce, or Receive Consignments and make prompt relnnia. Iwond Annua BOCK !!. u iu. Washington Oty, D-x. S. Kevreury Hannuig report is a document in whk-U the views expressej, whether tlie reaJvr agii3es with him or iKrt, must strike evt ry one as being pat vigorously, and by a man who thoroughly believes that he knows whit be is writing about, and is thoroughly ton vimal that he is right. He tal es up the silver questiou Hl-st, and alter fiiving a short account of the negotiations between this gov ernment and European governments, with the object of securing a parity in value be tween g ild and silver coin, aud also a brief history of the action of Great Britian in the premises ithat of establishing for herself a singrle irold standanl) he shvs tho essential condtions of monetary stibility are the free coinage of both gold and silver each at a lull legal tender, oin to the public, and a rated equivalence of both metels fixed by states powerful fioous I) to make and keep it pre valent. Keferring to the acts of 187d an l IhiS, hi says: In fact, those two acts aie so nenrly iden tifiil that a common authorship imirlit be suspected. The fate is odd which apportions blessing and cursing inversely to botli. Th act of lh73 has been denounced anr praised for demonetizing silver, which it did tiot.no II renrvn no silver coin irom t iicu- lation. It caused no coin to be sold as bull ion. It withdrew the fuil legal tender qual itr from nn Kilver coined. It did limit moil- etization to treasury purchases for fractional coin.. . , , , Th ct of 1S7S has been -praiseu ami ue nounced for remonetizing silver, which it did not do. It did limit monetization to treasury rMirchnvs fur nun -fractional coin. ITie act of 1S73 took a sure way to k.vp all fractional silver coin at homo. The act of 1M78 took a sure way to kegp nil our non-fractional silver coin at home. The two acts are also alike in missing the oolnts of the monetary dithculty and cscap ing detection of their own true chnract-r. The act of S7I is only singular in IkwIi mis taking the true object aud also missing what it aimed at. Themeth id of the two acts is identical. Exportation would lnly Iw possible at a loss on the silver coined under either a-t. Ill both acta monetization is denied except U treasury purchases. The door of the mint is shut to the public by both acts. Both acts are innocent of a shai-e in caus ing the monetary dislocation although the act of 1WS helps to prolong it. The secretary then summarizes the legisla tion of this country dividing the same into four periods l?ia to 1W4; 1XM to to 187S; 1S78 to date. The act of 1 7'.r.- (April sent all our gold to Europe; that of (July :ll sent all our silver to fcuro; t Ii- of IHXD-m (Eeb. 25 and July 1 '., i'i-', and Mirch . lWv'.) s nt both gold and silver abroad ; and that of 1S7X (the silver bill) made it impossible to export the silver. He then oppose the United states taking the initiative for international conventions and advises that (Irent Britain lie alloweil to do that hereafter. He sayis the pruent sys tem in this country is a dead weight in the solution of the ouestion and the least credita ble position we can occupy, and to stop tlie purchase of silver and repeal the silver tell is our first duty our only duty as well as our choice and interest. The law should be repealed with the declaration in brief that we stand ready when Europe ;h to arce to a fixed ratio between the two metals. To stop the purchase of silver, the secre tary says, will cause a fall of the nrii-e in the London market, but that this will more speedily bring about its restriction to its place in the money of the world. l!ut no such fall will be so harassing to the iierpetuai innour of a coin mado full legal tender for its face, vet not worth its face, which the treasury is expected to employ like gold as it it were worth its face. Passing to another branch of lire sub j-ct. Mr. Manning says: It is a dire-t consequence of the nionet.-iry dislocation that tiheat of India, which there fete he. l :S rupees per qiialnlai lourteen years ago, and there feu nes :i rupees per quamtal to-day, can te sold in Tondon (--ost of trans port aparll for as little as the gold price id i silvi r rupees of India in liOiiitou tciay a fjill of 2.'i tier cent. This fail has caused, of course, a corre sponding fall in the price of English and Irish home-grown wneai in nou'em. The lowered price of wheat in London ii had to be met by a lower price of the Ann r- whoat surplus soul m ijonotin. I lie Morrill's Kreulntion Kesardin TarlfJ ltevision House rroceediiiga, WashimiTos City, Dec. C Senator Blah presented lo the senate Tuesday the creden tials ot Senator Cheney, ot sew uanHMiire, ap)K.iute l to tenqiorarily 11 the vacancy caused by the deal h of S.nator Fike. The oath was tak-n by Cheney. Beck intro- lii'fil a bill to provide for the retirement ol V'niu l t-tates leal tender and national bans nubs cf small denominations, and f or tin isMie of cola rvi U neaU'S reierrea ro coiiiiiuir tee on tiiuuiv. Van Wyck introduced bill to exempt imported sugar and moUws f from duly, as well as imported limDer sim. iiui-lv referred. Morrill offmed a resolution to the eheel that the promise of making any revision ol the tariff in a spirit of fairness to all domes tic interests regardful of the labor and capi tal involved and without depriving Amiri can labor of abilitv to compete successfully with foreign labor, appears so obviously hopeless and impracticable that any attempts at revision bv the present congress are to ue regarded as inexpedient and detrimental tc I he reviv al ot the trades and industry ot tni country, lie gave notice mat on iuuiuj next he would submit some remaras on u siihieet. Laid over for one day. Danes uttered a resolution instructing me committee on finance to inquire and report what specific reductions can be made in cus torn duties and internal taxes, without im- nairine the prosperity and development or home industries or the compensation of home labor: laid over. The death of Representative Price of Wis consin, was then announced ; a resolution of condolence adopted and hpooner, llander- son. and Blackburn, were appointed a com mittee to attend the funeral. Similar nounceiuents were made iu the cases of Beach and Arnot of Sew York and out of resiiect to the memory of the three deceased repre sentatives the senate at 2 o'oclck adjourned. In the house after the reading of the jour nal, under the call of states, the following were introduced and referred: By Herbert of Alabama, resolution authorizing the com mittee on rules to designate any measure for consideration by the house on notice ol oiiMlav: bv Adams of Illinois to change tht law relative to the amount of government lwnds to 1; kept on deposit by nationa lianks as security for their notes. llv t'ox of New York, amendatory of thi revised statutes so as to correct existing law which authorizes two salaries one to a con gressman, the other to an officer, such as 8 l intel Slates minister abroad. (The resolu tion provides that a niomber-elect shall re ceive comncnsation onlv fro m the dat ot his election and not while holding any fed end etli'-el. Iiv MaOon of Indiana, to prevent a con tra :tion of the cunvrcv. (ft authorizes tht secivtarv of the treasury to issue United Mates trrasui v not s of the same denomina tions as any national bank notes that may have l-en heretofore or may hereafter bo re tire! from circulation by reason of the pay ment of any Iwuds held by national banks to secure their circulation). The committees were called but no reports were submitted. In the morning hour Bragg of Wisconsin called nn anrl the house passed the senat bill providing that graduates ot nestioint shall receive tho pay of a second lieutenant from the date of graduation. The house then iinK-eeded to consider the senate electoral count bill with the proposed house amendments. Caldwell, of Tennessee, during she course of a speech in support of the hill, said if enacted the bill would settle all questions which arose from time to timi as to the electoral count am! uonid decide that tlie power tc iwant tlie vote did not side in Hie pri-ident of the senate, that it re si.le.1 in the t wo houses of congress. At the conclusion of Caldwell's remarks the hou e at i:ti p. in. adjourned. MALARIA. "If people could only know what a eplendid medicine Simmons Liver Regulator is there would be many a phy sician without a patient and many an interminable doe- tor but saved. 1 consmer it infallible in malarial infec tion. I had for many years been a perfect physical wreck from a combination of complaints, all the out growth of malaria in my system, and even under tne skillful hand of Pr. J. P. Jones, of this city, I had de spaired of everbeini? a well woman again. Simmons Siver Regulator was recom mended to me. I tried it; it helped me, and it is the only thing that ever did me any good. 1 persevered in its use, and I am now in per fect health. I know the medicine cured me, and I always keep it as a reliable 'standby' in my family." Respectfully, Mrs. Maky Ray, Camden, Ala. ONLY CENUINE has onr letter Z stares in red on front of rapper. J. H. ZEILIN & CO., Sole Proprietors. PHILADELPHIA, : a. COOK STOVES I RADIANT HOME HARD COAL STOVES, -AT- WILIARD BAKER & CO.'S, PKICU H 00. Rock Island, Opposite Harpr House, Illinois. IIOMT GENTLEMEN c3 o 2 o en OS O fa O GO O 1-3 u o r CO 6 c c . i 4-1 V o Oh v i i o m i i H H 03 W o w I have just received my first installment of my Foreign importations of FINE WOOLENS, FALL AND WINTER WEAR, And extend a cordial invitation to my patrons for an inspection of the same. Very finest work, Lowest prices, and perfect fit guaranteed. J. 13. ZIMMBR, No. 1810 Second Avenue. Rock Island, 111. FIRST-CLASS SHOE SHOP (Eighteenth Slrcit under Hock IslsudNat. Bsnk. JOHN 0. FREED, Proprietor. nrspecl.1 attention paid to tne custom Wnr. Repairing done nc.tly anil proipiij. Buford&Loosley, GENERAL Insurance Agents. Tfccolrl Fire and Time-Trie, rompaoles Re pn;ented LOSSES PROMPTLY PAID. alou af low a an Reliable Company ao afford Tnr Patron ac- ip smic.iwt tl mono O, E. MILES Enarayer 01 -FALL '86.- - WINTER '87.- HOPPE, e TAILOR, (Successor to and late Cutter for I. I.iberman,) 1803 Second Ave., Rock. Island. FINE WOOLENS, CLOTHS, CASSIMERES, Worsteds, London Suiting and Trouserings. Largest Mil most complete stock at the Lowest Prices. Particular Attention given to Good Work. J. T. DIXON, MERCHANT TAILOR, And Dealei in Mens' Fine Woolens, 1706 Second avenue. EXECUTKS CUTS OF Buildings, Machinery, Por traits, Animals, &c. Also Electrotype- Plates furnished in any nnmbet. Office anil Reilrlenre rear of Christian Chapel, Brady street, between 4th and 5th, DAVENPORT IA j W. Ross, ARCHITECT! AND Superintendent of Buildings, Kldndge Block. Cor. 3d and Perry St., DAVENPORT, IOWA. S. T. W ATKINS, (Successor to W ATKINS A HILL,) Dealer In Dry and Green Wood. Will also attend to Hauling of all Kinds Office at yard, corner of 27th street on Molire orciem may oe oct-28-dtf avenue. Te.epnotie ro. ivt , left at either place. Men Think they know all about Mustang Lie iment. Few do. Not to know is not to have. linn price of our Kill-runs wneai. inn'nnnif hh price of the whole wheat crop of the I'liited States. So that the runnel nry dislocation has al ready cost oin farming (lopulution, ho number nearlv one-half the tot.il jKipiilation of the United "Stales, an almost hiiKnniitaliie sum, a loss of muliona iip"n nniimK of ilol Um ovvrv renr a loss which thov will con tinue to suffer so Ions as congress delays to ton the silver Plirclm' ami by that act tn compel an international riiln-ss tnrv dislocation. To atnn tin nurchaso of silver" says tlie report, "will arrest the growth of that staiul- inir shame in our finance, the treasury sur plus. It will f ut us iu the way of almllshin: the sarin altorether. not bv cheatiii!! our creditors, shavin j our pensioners, or crip Tilinc our w ue-earuers, but by eiiylniiii; th: treasury tj bol l the silver dollar firmly in a local writy it'i tho cold dollar until we can unite an llio leading powei-s iu rebir- iug and establishing their pi-ruiMient e:jjV alenee." On the subject of revenue reform the s'c retary snys the jwople are teieii $l'-'5,"11",1"" per year in excess of what is necessary, and he earnestly iirces a reilurtion of the same, and in this connection takes proiind that wii; be visorously contustd by a large ftorticn ot the people. He says we should reduce taxa tion immediately to an annual revenue suf ficing to pay our annual exj nditure, n cludiiiR He sink ins fund, and eiciulm the silver ptircliase. Fay our unfunded dbt of JiS4ti.tkHl.nlli with the .resent sin -plus, nd the surplus which will accrue liefore Hie whole reduction of taxation can U- made i take effect, and while no more fuiuw debi can lie paid except at a premium durmj; tut five years from now until ISiil. And he recommends the rere.il of the act, of May M, urn, making compulsory the re issue o greenbacks. He then energeti cally antagonizes the alleged power ot the government to make anything except, pun and silver a legal tender, declares th it tb consensus of the best opinion, the history at the country and the constitution is agamst. it and that if the power ever existed in the government it should be abolished; and at any rate at this time twenty years after tile exigency that caused the issne of the greenbacks there is no excu for their fur ther existence. His views of reduction of taxation are that aU raw irmteriata-shonld be free of duty and that hundreds of articles w uch now pny duty should go .on tae iree list. He quotes tli ptenge maw 111 me ocratir national platform of 1SS4 and urges iu fulfillment. The tariff is a legacy or. tne war, he says, aud u within a per cent, of as high a it was during the war. Free trade, be snys, no living man will ever nee. but protectiim is a misnocaer and implies tlm! imiustries elsewhere are superior to ours, which is not true. The "poduuu- labor" cry is characterized as a bugaboo; highly paid hi or mans efficient labor labor that pro- ducsi most at the least cost He opposes the abatement of the tax on sugar and advocate free wool, saying that It pays a small propor tion of the revenue while the cost of woolen clothing is one of the heaviest our peopk have to pay. The tax prevents us from com peting wiua other nations in wool manufact ures, and is generally, he thinks, one to be Rotten rid of. He closes the subject with the following: To make wool free of tax may finally wars THE FISHERIES QUESTION. ,n,,li.,n Officials Ksxiled Over Mr. IcveiaiHl' Views on the Sjiliject. Washington City, Dec. S A siecial from tlttaw.i, tan., says: ine passages in President Cleveland s message relating to the action "I t anadian officials towara Amen- ran tMiennen created quite a sensation in drn.irtuienll circle here, and are not pard.il .i calculated to facilitate a settlement of tlie disputed question. ine spirit 01 courU-sy which existc4 in the enforcement of rejoiii'.tions by the t'ar.adian pjverament is contriisl."! with the si-iitire of British vesselt in the iiortliern I'acific and the allegeil unjust tivatiuent of llic cn'wsnf the latter. The en tire t':inndin press is sure to condemn l'resi dent ( Irv. laii.l Kone of the cabinet minis ters w ill discuss tho message, but all re-echo tli.: ,ii s,re cf the American government tK see a .;iit mid acivptable conclusion reached. It mil le ivlied upon that Canada will not bark down without cause from the firm stand s'je tins taken. It is officially learncl that il inatlrs are not settled before spring the Canadian pair.'! service w ill be extended bv the mlilitiun of six n -w cruisers, inriud ins several steamers. Tho increass in tlie ti-hms industry throughout the maritime proi m.Ts is most uiai ke.1, cswially since tin- abrogation of the tieatv, and lie i.l- crease in .Nova S vtia has been proportion aie. T-. n yell's ao but nine vessels en i-.ii:ril i:i the Tenure Kdwald Island fisheries: n.iw tlier.-are fifty-three vesi-ls with i.0 10 fathoms ol seines. to the court of last not necessary to the AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT. An Opinion ou the Principles of the f rcnrii spoliation 1'Iaima. W.sHiXi:To- City. llec. 8 The court ol claims last Mav ieided favorably to Um ciriiiiaiiis to the general principles applicable to t!i ,. Fruii h siKj:iaiion claims. Sim-ethen the ciAeriiment has moved for a rehearing and uivrniiunt on this motion has lieen going on for s'.iiiic two ffwU Monday the court derided theiiiotion against tlie government Juti-,c J i!m Havis delivere.1 the opinion. TiiC i-cnir.il rrincipiVs decided in May are i,vdlinmd and tho court con- tldciN :n tt toil other points, holding that ii v.- i rould not lie legally condemn- ni the single gniuud that her crew d:J ii'i,. conform to rrench laws. Ihe decisions ot in, courts are not binding on tne j.hti..i liei'artiuents of foreign govern uocnts; tl nt iot npisal ri'sort m I-ranee was valiililv f the sp:lation claims, tiecause such an iiuiK'al would have lee:i useless or im practicable, and Ivcause France did not require it as a condition prcceilcnt to a re covery of indemnity. The tptnion discusses tlie law of nations :.s applied to neutral rights and holds generally, while reserving particular cases for discussion upon their individual merits, that the conduct of France toward American commerce prior to ltiOO was illegal. Longs fur Kest and Quiet, Washington City, Dec a Attorney General Uarland has written as follows lo friend in Little Kock, Ark: '! am at pres ent trying to serve tlie whole country as an impartial adjunct to the cabinet, and the question of whether or net I will be a candi date for re-election to the united states sen ate two years heuce is so far in the future that I have not even thought of the subject. However, I feel safe in saying that my offi cial services will erase for awhile at the end of my term as attorney general, because I long for the rest and quiet I at least merit at the hands of the good people of Arkansas who have honored me by political prefer- JOHN T. NOFfSKEIl. Ton can got cut rates over any railroad t Blake's ticket office 1808 Second avenue. dlT JL DAVID DON ' - .-.-..a-iM-.'f.-.; Is sending out Stoves lively, all on ac count of tlie Closing Out Sale. Two MM aifl Fifty To be sold by- January 1st. Now is your time to get a cheap Stove HARD COAL, SOFT COAL, WOOD or any kind of a Stove. t5FAlso sole agent for the celebrated Garland and Riverside. David Don, 1617 Sfcond Aenne, Rock Island