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ROCK ISLAND . AR'GfU
VOL XLITJ. 170 164
BOCK I8LAHD, ILL., TUESDAY, APBIL 30 1835.
FBXG2 TXXSS3 GZ3T3.
The Outlook Down in the Re
public of Nicaragua.
OT WAR A. PHASE 01 TEE CASE,
That I Likely la Prove of Mar Import,
nnoe to L's Jni Now Than British
Monunti Soma Koaorl biacrediteit
-An AUc;cd Canpronlu Offered John
I.all I nilrd states WinbisiOrdtKd to
Central American Water, and Their
Object in (Joins'.
Waehisgtos, April 50 While there
aro mnnjr wiici rumors Dying about the
city touching the state of affairs at Corin
to some to the effect that the difficulty
hn Icrn patched, and thnt the British
hil withdrawn on the basis of a submis
sion of the British claim to arbitration,
a id others that the British had extended
their original profrraiuraft so as now to in
dole the despatch of a fleet of warships
to collect a deltt owin? by Honduras it
appears tlini none of them had any real
bisis, or at least they fulled to attract the
interest of the state department, which
evidently looks upon the possibility of a
revolution in Nicaragua as the phase of
ti3 case possessing? great importance just
now, and which It regards as the absolute
ly essential one to provide against so
tir as it threatens American interests,
sinonj? which, of course, are included
those of the Nicaragua canal.
The Uoadura Story Aboard.
The story of a contemplated onslaught
on Honduras is regarded as absurd, as
there is no justification for any such ao
' tion. If the British li.ivo any claims
against that country they certainly do
nut grow out. of an insult offered to a
British olliciul, on which Great Britain
lias mado tho issuo in the Nicarnguan
case, and if there be any claims for ill
treatment of individuals they would first
be pressed by ordinary diplomatic courses
before they are m.ulo a basis of a naval
demonstration. So far ns the rumors of
arbitration are cuucernHd tiio state de
partment was nut advised up to the close
of ollico hours and did not credit tho
story, but that it expects a settlement of
the troublo between (ircat Britain and
Nicaragua in a short time is evidenced by
the fact that tiie oliicials siiil express con
fidence in the payment of the indemnity.
Allns?rl 1'ropo.itioa of Compromise,
A dispatch from Managua ays that a
e impruniiM proiKjsiuon offered by the
Niearaguon minister at Washington is
now under consideration by the l iiiu-d
States. Great lintain and Nkaragua.
lirie!ly it is II' at Nicaragua is to ay (77,
b't at London within two wrrU The
ltritiU forces am to be iminediaU'ly
wilhdrawa from Cer.nto without wait
lnj; fr the two weeks to elapse. A mixed
c miiniiuti tf nrbjftntion is to pass on
tho L mnniU of OreaVAritain in excess of
the i77.it ' claim, ili.ii commission to be
cviititutst. tn a W..TI1IHT satisfactory "to
the I'mti-U S:!itr."' and Nicaragua. Ail
of which shuws the persistent determina
of the NtcaraguaiM to "ropo in" Uucle
bam if thry c in.
NOTHING TO IMI WITU THE CASE.
Chips Ordrred to Central Anteriean Porta,
bat Not to ISother John ItnlU
rkuiw sudden and unexpected orders
i.ihM to I'nited States nav il vessels late
yesterday afternoon caused a sensation
for a time until tho purpose of tho orders
was expl itn-L Tiio Alert, which has
been stationed for a month or more at
l'anam.i watching the progress of the
revolutionary movem.nt in Colombia,
was oniered to proceed at once to San
Juindel Stir, the nearest cable port to
I'orintm, Nicaragua. Tub Atlanta, now
on lier way from Kingston. Jamaica, to
Key West, aii'J expictcd to arrive at the
latter place ut anv moment, will find
awaiting iier orders to sail at once to
Jrey town, the western terminus of the
proposed Nicaraguan canal. The Mont
pomeiy. now at Mobile, will follow tue
Atlanta i.u May with the Nicaragua ca
nal commission aboard.
The Monterey having sailed Sunday
from Acapulco direct for l'anam.i is not
ix pec ted to touch at Corlnto and as she
is now beyond tho reach of orders by wiro
flie will probably be allowed to relieve tho
Alert on guard at I'anama, whence she
ran bo ordered back to Nicaragua if
trouble arises in tho future. Secretary
Herbert explained briefly tho meaning of
these orders, ile said that the movements
of the ships had absolutely nothing to d.i
with tho present occupation of Corinto by
the British, that being a matter to be set
tled between the Nicaraguans and the
l!ritih. Tho real purpose of tho orders
was to guard American interests In Nica
ragua against the consequences of a pos
sible revolution which may result ironi
the disturbed condition of the country.
Certainly tho character of tho United
Plates vessels which have been ordered to
Nicaragua Is sulliclent evidence that Sec
re: ary Herbert does not expect them to
come Into hostile conflict with the British
ships, for if It came to that the small
cruisers Atlanta and Montgomery would
find themselves opposed to the whole
BritUh West India squadron, while on
the Pacific side tho old corvette Alert
would be left sinpie-handed against the
BritUh Koval Arthur, Wild Swan and
Satellite. The fact Is that the vessels are
sent to Niearasuan ports because the
commission is going down there and the
canal company wants to begin work as
soon as possible. Revolution Is always
in tho air in South American republics
and it is well thnt wo should have so mo
force on hand In ca of a more than
May Arbitral the Whole Qaestloa.
LoxnoN, April 3A The parliamentary
secretary of tho foreign office. Sir Edward
Grey, in the house of commons. In an-
nounoing the occupation of Corinto by
the British forces, added that he mast
r quest time to answer the question
whether the government would refer
the whole question to arbitration. Care
would be taken that the British trade was
In no way hampered.
Want J oka Unit Waned OsT.
Hoistos, April 3d. Resolutions bare
teen passed by Emmctt council demand
ing that the president of the United
States take immediate action to notify
Ureat Britain that, aha most not under
nny stibterfoge or technicality' persist
In occupying any port of Nicaragua. The
resolutions will be sent to President
Cleveland and the Nicaraguan minister.
Will Blockade Two other Porta.
New Yoek, April -. A special to The
World from l'asa de Cabiilos, Nicar
agua, April 59, says: A courier from
Corinto reports that the British war-hips
ViidSa?n and Satellite have been or
dered to Paso de Cabiilos and San Juan
del Sur to declare a passive blockade at
toth points. Neither confirmation nor
ienial of this report could be obtained
from onv ofltccr on board the British
ships. The ollictrs were all non-commit
View of a London Taper.
Losdox. April 3j The Daily News, in
an editorial on the Nicaraguan affair,
iays: "The Nicaraguan canal was and i
essentially an American enterprise. Ic is
proper to bear this in mind in all our pro
ceedings and to spare no pains to con
vince the American peOjilj. as we have al
ready convinced their government, tha;
we covet the canal no more than we covet
Misaiourl Sd'.odi Pas Resolution.
Jefferson City, April :u. The senat-
has passed a resolution censuring Great
Britain for occupying Nicaragua and
calling upon President Clevolau J to en
force the Monroe doctrine. A similar
resolution was introduced in the houit
and will pciss.
Tenezttislan Mitae to Monroe.
Washing tox. April 3 Advices re
ceived at the Venezuelan legation stnti
that a por.ular subscription hns been
opened at Caracas for the statue of Presi
dent Monroe, which is to commemorate
the Monroe doctrine.
CURRANT DOES SOME TALKIN3.
Seems Remarkable sura of Acquittal Con.
ideriny; the Kvitlente.
Sax Francisco. April 2). For the firs!
time since ths charge of marJerir.ir Miss
Marian Williams in the Emanuel Biptisi
church, of this city, was formally madt
against W. H. T. Durrant the prisonei
has consented to talk. Ho fp .ke first ot
the Lamont ease, saying: "Poor Blanche !
I am accused of strangling her and then
remaining unmoved at the details of the
most borr.b e crime in history. No tnr
will ever know the sorrow lleel and no one
could begin to comprehend my thought
even if I were to tell ail the anguish he;
Urri'olj fate has caused me.
1 omld not have murdered that girl.
I liked her to- well. Not butter than an;
oneelso in tin worli, bat 1 respected an !
admired her and we were good friends.
Judging by newspaper rommunicatioi.l
I am looked upon as a cold-blooded, dia
bolical monster. 1 am painted as a derii
in human shape, and very Iittlo is said in
favor of the lossibility of any other p -r
son having killed those two g'rls. but
when my trial is over the world will
know that I am innocent. My composure
and self -control since my arrest are held
against me, hut no person will ever know
the terrible crdeal I am undergoing.
"It is said that I use opiates to induce
sleep. That is a lie. I am able to sleep
well because my conscience Is clear of al!
crime 1 am not of a nervous tempera
ment and have always been able to keep
cooL" He accuses the pjlice of working
solely from the premise that he was
guilty of the crime and ignoring all other
CASE OF RANK PLAGARISM.
Alleged Asalnst Io Maurler and Ills Pop
ular Book Trllbjr.
DKSVEft, April 34. "Did Du Majrler
write 'Trilby r'" This sensational ques
tion was propounded in the federal court.
In good faith, when the suit of Harper
Bros, and A. M. Palmer for an injunc
tion against the Lyceum Stock company
to restrain the rroductitn of 'Trilby'
was called. The defendants allege that
the book, "Trilby, was not originated.
invented or written by Du Maurier. They
assert that the original tittle and book of
"Trilby" was first published in France In
and afterwards in England in 1 7.
and that the book has been common prop
erty for seventy-five years. The attorneys
for the plainlitls asked for time to com
municate with their clients in New York
as to their cas;1, and the court postponed
It Is a Koinauce.
ST PAUL, April 30. Ia regard to the
reported Indian outbreak in North Da
kota and the sending of troops from Fort
Totten to the scene of the trouble. Major
General Merntt said: "Thcro is nothing
in it at ail Some man with a fertile
imagination has started the scare; Fort
Totten was abandoned before I came here.
and no troops could be sent out from a
past where there were no troops.
Wheat t p 10 Cents a Bushel.
Chicago, April 3). Tho feature of the
morning's trading on the Board of Trade
was a boost in July wheat just at the time
the bears were anticipating big profits.
because everything seemed to be coming
their way. '1 he July article, which was
quoted at 61 i cents at the start, rose to
6j7. cents betore midday, litis was ansa
cf an tven 10 cents over the closing of thj
market a week ago last .- it unlay.
Two Old People Darned to Ueatb.
CuooKston, Minn., April 3Jl The rest
dencc of Gcorgo Dcnniston.ou Maple lake.
was burned to the ground and his aged
parents lost their lives. The old coupla
were sleeping upstairs. .Mr. Uenniston,
Sr., came down and woke the family, who
escaped. She then went back to assist her
husband, who was totally blind. The
root tell in, burying boih iu the ruins.
Cot Tired of Being Hoaaded.
CLE eland, April 3 A The body of a
man about 4" years old was found Boa;
ing in the river. Front a letter found on
the body it was learned that the man's
name was Joseph Lehman. 45 years old.
and that ha had committed suicide be
cause, as he stated, he had been bounded
and charged with forty-nva crimes of
which he was innocent.
To purifj, vitalize and enrich the
b'.ood. an I pife nerve, bod i It and di
gesUve strength, take Hood's Sarsa-parilla
WHY BEEF IS HIGH
Explained by One of Armour
& Company's Men.
eig rous ronro a losisg btjsesess
According to Figures Bo Sivea Profit ol
5 Cents Per Bead tha Richest Reported
and That Only Recently, oa Compara
tively Snail LotaThe. -KesuUs la lH9i
Not Dividend-Paying Reply to s
(aper and Official statements.
Wash'.noto:., April Mr. E. J. Mar
tin, of Armour tc Co., Chicago, has sub
mitted to the secretary of agriculture a
worn statement of the profits and Icsscs
of Armour & Co.'s beef slaughtering busi
ness for the post sixteen months. It con
sists of four exhibits. The first shows tha
results of 4J1.T2J cattle slaughtered' and
marketed during the year ended Nov. i.
lo'.tl. The live weight was 47,91?,35;n
dressed, 264,i&4i0; average cost, fJ.Cl:
total cost, :7,325,01S. To this is added
cost of labor, salaries, etc., i?3$,010. Tha
receipts from the offal, fat and bides ara
deducted, and after taking out lt per
cent. lor depreciation ana ci3,000 for bai
debts the less is given for the year as
f 73.i30, or an average loss per head of 17.1
KesalU oa Two Other Lots.
Th? second exhibit shows the results on
54,311 cattlo during November and De
cember, HOI. The weight of these was:
Live, 51,77S,40J; dressed, 2,703,413; aver-
ago cost. 3 66; total cost, ti,187,SSiJ.
Labor, salaries, etc., are placed at 9c,lui.
Against this is credited 1 10., 201 for offal,
fat, hides, etc. The total loss is placed at
'J, 118, or a loss per head of 10.7 cents.
The third abstract gives the results on
Xi,9iS cattle 6!au.jh:cred and marketed
during January and February of the
present year. Their live weight wasOi,
613. fill pounds; dressed, nt.SXi.j'.U pounds,
and the average cost f.t.'.l.i; total cost with
labor salaries, etc., ti,50S.235. Receipts
from cheek meats, hearts, etc., tallow and
hides are deducted and tho net gain was
t"Jo, 7215. or 40. in cents per head. The de-
pr. cialion nnd bad debts are estimated on
the basis of those for 1.!L
1 roUt ol SI tents a Bead.
The last abstract shows tho results on
41,:j.")2 cattlo slaughtered nnd marketed
during tho period from Feb. S3 to April
2J last. Their live weiirht was 4S,631.5o-J
pounds; dressed, 7,Oil'.,072; nverage cost,
ti (t. and total cost, including labor, etc,
tl,'Jfi. Deductions arc made on ac
count of the sale of check moats, hearts,
livers, etc., tallow and hides and the bent
was sold at a net gain of tO.CSJ, or Si
cents per head. Speaking of this state
ment Mr. Martin suid: "The showing is
poor, but all parties who arc posted know
that the uressed beef business has had to
stand more than its share of commercial
haidships the past two years.
Poshed the Business lu 1K94.
'Daring 18J4 cattlo were fairly plenti
ful, and the beef elaut:h:erers
pushed the business to the utmost
each trying to out-vie tho other
in the manufacture of dressed beef
and tho opening of branch houses. At
the eastern markets, which are the prin
cipal outlets, the public was short of both
money and work and dragged prices of
dressed beef down to tho lowest possible
point, and as dressed beef cannot be held
any more than fresh fish consumers got
it very cheap!. At the first of the year it
became apparent that cat tlo were short
and beef slaughterers were obliged to p'tt
their delivery houses cn shorter com
mons. MODI'S OPERANDI OF THE ADVANCE.
Retailer Path t'p Prices to Meet a Future
Increase 1 Cost,
"Cntt'c and beef begin to advance slow
ly, culminating in April when live cattle
were on the average tl 50 per 100 higher
than in January. Retailers becamo ex
cited and pushed their prices up, fearful
that the advance would continue and
their next supply cot them morj m ne y.
This caused consumption to fall otT, ami
immediately dressed beef and cattle
.broke sharply during the lir.-t week in
April. One thing people could not un
derstand was why dressed beef should ad
vance more than live cattle. The reason
for this is that the value uf the hides,
and offal from a steer costing 3 cents per
pound is applied to reduce the price cf the
"If cattlo advance a c?nt or two per
hundred th? ofTal does not catch the ai
vairce. The horns, guts, blood, tallow,
hides and fertilizer sympathize only aft?r
a long advance, and the credit applied to
reduce the cost of a 5-cent steer is no
more than in the case of a 3-cent steer.
The same holds tru3 with the retail
butcher who buys a carcass of dressed
tecf. He can got no more fur his tones
aud scrap and coarse meats, which ::re
largely in excess of the loin and ribs,
than ho conid when dressed beef was a
cent or two, cheaper; consequently he ad
vances the price of the 25 per cent, of fine
meat In the carcass which the re0P'
who can cfTord will have enough to save
huh from loss.
"The less fortunnte. whose parses do
not permit them to indulge their tastes
pas by without buying if the price of
coarser meats is relatively advanced. The
talk thut the wholesale slaughterers have
or do manipulate or control prices of live
cattlo or dressed beef is silly, and will not
be credited by any person who studies the
question. Armour & Co. own no cattle
on tho plains and gain nothing by the ad
vance in cattle. They buy in competition
with over lOJ others.
"These others slaughter locally or in
the different cities or export their pur
chases, and Armour Si Co. sell In competi
tion with other large slaughterers at
Toledo. Cleveland, Pittsburg, Detroit,
Philadelphia. Baltimore, New York, Buf
falo, eta. and also in competition with
nearly a dozen dressed beef shippers. The
true reason for this advance in cattle is
contained in the market report of Clay,
Robinson oc Co., of the :i7th inst."
Colonel Lawler at Denver.
DENVER, April 30. General Thomas G.
Lawler, commander-in-chief of the Grand
Army of the Republic, accompanied by
Mrs. Emma R Wallace, national presi-
I dent uf the Woman's Relief Corps, has
arrived in Denver to attend tha annual
! encampment of the department of Colo
rado and Wyoming.
A cream of tartar taking powder. Highest of
all in leavening strenrth. La!ut United Stain
Vttrnmtnt Food Report.
Royal Bit res Pcw-dbs Co.. 106 Wail St !t. T.
7 Per Cent Loans.
AS sirs AS
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list of completed gilt-edged
first mortgage loans on hand,
which we offer for sale, sub
ject to previous selections,
for their face and accrued
interest. These loans have
been carefully selected by
us. and are first-class in
every respect. They are all
7 peb cent net te the inves
tor. We have many other
loans to ofTer, if these are
not in amounts to suit the
The securities we offer are
especially adapted for the
investment cf savings and
" "ttnSt funds, as our 'personal
attention to all the details of
the loan, from its date to its
maturity, relieves the hold
er from all annoyance except
to present his coupon to ns
for collection. For farther
information call at the of
JACKSON & HURST,
GEO. F. KOTH, 8n,rt. Lean Department.
Sole Agent for the
Bennett's Glove Store
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3$i iv -i.
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See our New
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