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THE ABQUS, FRIDAY, AIBIIV 9, 1897
are several days apart. To snorten the time
and lighten tbe journey between, is to bless woman
kind who are all looking for the best bridge over;
and this is the mission of Santa Clans Soap. It has
long been used by thousands of thoughtful women
who believe in saving themselves unnecessary labor.
is made to wash with, and it washes just right It
foams readily, rinses easily, cleans perfectly.
Snowy, sweet and uninjured clothes follow in the
train of Sa:;ta Claus. We ask for it an introduc
tion next Monday morning. Sold everywhere.
THE N. K. FAIRBAMK
Drink "ROCX ISLAND' BOHEMIAN, because
they know It ii the boat, and what they say "goes", See?
It yon want an absolutely pure beer, either for a tonic, or
to make home cheerful, call up telephone 1089 and yon
will be nre of getting ihe beat.
As year drirlmg
T-at?r tlioald be
may be, if yon use
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Mr rat BJier hsrine so aa'o
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IT IS WONDERFUL.
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riTt Pr Cent Paid on Deposits.
Money Loaned on Personal Collateral or Real Estate Security.
i V Boford, PnHdnt
John Cnteuh, Vie rrt.1d.nt.
t kimioi l. raahtar.
rn bwtne Jaly I. 1S0. sad orcspy tb
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All a'nt of rerpra'ar
OFHCE AND SHOP
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Painters and Deeorato
F4PI2 BAS8SS3. CALSC2CI2TSSS, ttc
Shop 419 Seventeenth street.
INLAND BREWING CO
tVmlsts of a Stone Cleaner, ex
tendii.g the entire length of the
tnl e. When cleaning, tee Flush
Valve is opened to carry off the
washings; the filter Tube Is
tinned around; the impurities
aie rubbed off bv the Stone
Clenner.and carried away through fjv
the Flush ripe. 29
Incorporated Under the
B 9 Cai1, Tb WllmeTton,
JohnCmoaagh, Pfcil Mticnell.
HP Hull. L Simon,
w Hnrrt, t Boford,
Jaclaon Uoiw. Solicitors.
Cese-a! joblnr done on .sort notice
aud entisracUoe faarutoed
7?1 TWELFTH STREET.
bkxbi a." fakidox
BUT ONE BID MADE
To Supply Uncle Sam with Bat
ILLINOIS STEEL CCMPAFFS OFIXB.
Wants a Twenty Tear Monopoly, Elnteea
Month to Get Ready and a Sara Thins
on 6,000 Tom a Tear Also Makes as Al
ternate Proposal Carnegie and Bethle
hem Companies Don't Bid, bnt Ofler to
Arbitrate the Hatter.
Washington, April S. The opening by
the navy department of the bids for
armor plate yesterday -was productive
of two matters of Interest The first
was that the great steel companies of
the country decline to permit
congress to fix the price at which
JOHN r. LOXG.
they shall sell their product and tha
second was the offer of one of those
I-lants to supply the plates lower than
the congressional limit if given a
monopoly for twenty years with a
minimum for maximum amount of work
each year. There were a number o'
persons present representing the dif
ferent companies. The only bid re
ceived was from the Illinois Steel com
pany, a concern that had never before
made a bid, and it is the concern that
desires a monopoly if it is to make
Illinois Steel Company's Proposal.
Its proposal is as follows: "We here
by offer to furnish about 8,000- tons of
nlkel steel armor plate and appurten
ances for battleships numbers 7, 8 and 9
at an average price of $300 per ton.
free on board cars at our South Chicago
works, conditioned upon congress
awarding us a contract for the entire
wants of the United States govern
ment for armor plate for a period of
twenty years from this date at at?
average price of $240 per ton, the gov
ernment to agree that the total ton
nage of armor plate ordered as above
for the period of twenty years shall
not be loss than 6,000 nor more than
12,000 tons In any one year." Othtr
provisions of the bill are forfeits if the
company fails to come up to its contract
and the important one that eighteen
months is to elapse before the company
is to be required to deliver plate, it hav
ing to build the plant. Payments are
to be made in gold.
Makes an Alternate Proposition.
An alternate proposal was made as
follows: "We hereby offer to lease to
the United States government sufficient
ground at our South Chicago works for
a period of ninety-nine years, at a
rental of $1 per annum, on the follow
ing; conditions, namely, that it will
erect thereon within a period of two
years rf plant for the manufacture of
armor plate of a minimum capacity of
BOO tons per month, and that it purchase
from us such acid or basic open hearth
steel, of approved quality as the plant
may require." This is to be supplied
at 122.50 per ton, payable in gold, for
plain steel, the United States to supply
Its own nickel. The company says it is
willing to do all In Its power to assist
the United States in establishing an ar
mor plate plant at Chicago, and calls
attention to the beds of iron ore in
Michigan and other nearby states as
proof that there is no better point in
the country at which to produce the
SO PI ATE FOB S300 FEB TON.
Carnegie and the Bethlehem Company
Willing to Arbitrate.
Secretary Long has made public the
letters received from the Carnegie and
the Bethlehem companies. President
Schwab, of the Carnegie company,
writes that they are unable to bid as
"with all our facilities and experience we
cannot supply the government with ar
mor of the quality we are now making
at that price ($300)." He says, however,
that "we are perfectly willing to have
the price fixed by arbitration the arbi
ters to be men skilled in the art." Vice
President and General Manager Sayre
sets out the position of the Bethlehem
Iron company in a long letter. He says
the company cannot bid within the price
($300) per ton fixed by congress.
The first contract made by his com'
pany In 1887 was for $536.16 per gross
ton. Tet this was simple plain steel ar
mor, not nickel-alloyed, face-hardened
nor re-forged as now demanded. These
three modifications involve greatly in
creased expense of production, not only
because of the direct cost of applying
the process but because the output of a
given plant Is much smaller. Moreover,
another great additional expense is
caused by the difficult shapes required
in the armor plates increasing the cost
and risk of fashioning them, and this
is espicially the case with the three bat
An important factor in fixing the cost
Is the smallness and uncertainty of the
product compared with the necessary
plant. The orders of naval armor in
four years up to June 1, last were at the
rate of 1.W9 tons annually, and it is not
likely that the future orders will exceed
2,000 tons per annum. He practically
charges the government, including con
gress, with bad faith in that his com
pany was Induced to put money into the
armor plate plant by the practical as
surance that there would be plenty of
work, which there has not been, and
now congress wants to dictate a losing
price for what there is.
In conclusion Sayre says that while
the company cannot supply the small
quantity of armor required at prices
materially lower than those now paid, it
still stands ready to sell Its plant to the
government below cost, at a fair price
to be fixed by suitable arbitration. IX,
however, congress will remove the limi
tation on price be believes he can agree
with the department upon a fair price
not greater than that paid for similar
armor by any other country in the
EESTOKATION OF HELL'S PENSION.
Commissioner Evans Decides That the
TrassaeUoai Was Straight.
Washington, April 9. Evans, the new
commissioner of pensions, yesterday
rescinded his order directing that pay
ment of pension money be withheld
from H.C.Bell, ex -deputy commissioner
of pensions, and wrote to Pension Agent
Willson stating that on careful ex
amination he found that Bell's claim
had been properly filed and the certi
ficate properly issued, and instructing
Willson to issue Bell a check for $271,
the amount due. The back money ac
cordingly was paid and Bell's name
was permanently restored to the rolls
at $6 per month. Bell, speaking of tin
"My case was favorably acted upon
by the board of revision of the pension
bureau in 1S94, the board deciding that
I was clearly entitled to $8 per month
at the date of my voluntary surrender
of my pension certificate, although I
did not make a claim for it until Feb
ruary, 1897, when I did so by filing a
regular declaration for restoration, cit
ing at the same time the decision of the
board of revision made in 1S?4 and ask
ing to be restored at the rate of $6 per
month, the amount to which they found
I was entitled. The claim was regular
ly adjudicated, beginning In the record
division of the pension bureau and pass
ing regularly through the western di
vision, the board of review, the medical
division and other necessary channels."
DE LOME TALKS OF RIVE B A.
Intimates That Be May Have Reason to
Curse Ills Friends.
Washington, April 9. Advices re
ceived by the Spanish minister here
state that General Ruis Rivera, who is
lying wounded near Havana, is not in
a serious condition, and that his wounds
are not likely to prove fatal. Inquiry
as to the status of the prisoner resulted
in a statement by the minister to the
effect that at na time has the SpanUn
government or General Weyler had any
idea of shooting Rivera. It was added
that it would certainly not have bean
in order to express any such opinion,
whatever the belief might have been,
in view of the fact that Rivera has not
yet been tried, much less sentenced to
For the same reason It can hardly be
asserted that General Rivera's future
is absolute assured. When questioned
on this point the minister inclined to
the belief that the man would not be
shot, but showed that much depended
upon the conduct of Cuban sym
pathizers in the United States. He de
cined to say whether his reference was
to the conduct of General Sangullly,
who is now under arrest on suspicion
of aiding another filibustering expedi
tion, or to the proceedings in the senate
which might be regarded as tending to
inflame had feeling.
MORGAN OF ALABAMA COTIXCEDw
Three Days of Ills Cuban Speech and a
Fourth One Coming.
Washington, April 9. The senate yes
terday heard Morgan for the third suc
cessive day on his resolution declaring
that a state of war exists in Cuba. He
denounced Spain's methods against
American prisoners, and went over in
detail the circumstances in the Com
petitor case. Morgan said he would
close his speech at the next meeting cf
the senate, when he would present a
letter from one of the Cuban officials
of the eastern province of the islani
showing the complete civil system of
government now maintained by the Cu
bans. Nelson of Minnesota spoke for two
hours on the bankruptcy bill, opposing
the pending Torrey bill as excessiveiy
harsh and designed as a collection
agency for large creditors, and urging
his substitute as a measure drafted
in the interest of thousands of poor
debtors struggling to get on their feet.
A resolution was agreed to for an in
vestigation as to attorney's fees paid
by the Interstate commerce commis
sion. Adjourned to Monday.
Pacific Bailway Legislation.
Washington, April 9. Senator Gear, of
Iowa, has made a report on the bill to
authorize a commission consisting of the
secretaries of the treasury and the in
terior and the attorney general to ad
just the debts of the Pacific railroads to
the government. The report reviews In
detail the financial conditions of the
roads and their relations to the gov
plan to permit the executive officers of
the government with the approval of
the president to make an adjustment
with the owners of the property.
What the Soldiers Sung of Foote.
Washington, April 9. Secretary Long
for the first time yesterday exercise!
his right of christening a naval vessel
when he bestowed upon torpedo boat
No. 3, now building at the Union Iron
works, the name of Foote. Admiral
Foote was the father of total abstinence
from liquor in the navy, and of him the
"He raised our pay 10 cents a day.
"And stopped our grog forever." .
Is Preferring the Veterans.
Washington, April 9. Secretary Wil
son is giving all the preference possi
ble under the civil service rules to Un
ion veterans in appointments and pro
motions in the agricultural department.
Both the ability and the war records
of the veterans are duly considered, but
they are put ahead of other candidates
Senate Conflrma Roosevelt.
Washington, April 9. The senate in
executive session yesterday confirmed
the following nominations: Theodore
Roosevelt, of New York, to be assistant
secretary of the navy; Fenton B. Mc
Creery, of Michigan, to be secretary of
the United States legaUon at the City
P'oneer Merchant Dead.
Bloomineton. Tllo a nrii 4 Rtmhen
Smith, a pioneer dry goods merchant of
Bloomington, died suddenly yesterday
afternoon, aged 70. He was one of the
best-known mm-hant m-or He cele
brated his thirty-seventh anniversary
01 Deginning business at Bloomington
Fall tire at Soath Bend.
. South Bend, Ind.. April 9. Kepner tc
Schaefer. large retail clothing dealers
who have been in business fifteen years,
confessed judgment yesterday for $1.
900. Assets are about the sama,
EXCITING DAY AT GRAND FORKS.
Hard Fight Agatm Deatraetioa by Uas
Gorging of the lea.
Grand Forks, N. D.. April 9. Tester
day was a day of excitement from day
light to dark. The ice was gorging nea
the city, and only by the most daring
and persistent efTort was It kept from
destroying property. The day opened
bright and clear. Last night the black
clouds threatened rain. The situation
near the Great Northern and Northern
Pacific bridges looked so threatening
that during the forenoon the Northern
Pacific bridge was turned so as to al
low an open runway for the ice, and
the approaches to the bridge were
weighted down with steel rails and
old locomotives. Until long after dark
a crew of men was busy making the
structure stronger. About noon the Ice
began to go out near the Minnesota
It came down the Red river In sec
tions many yards square and piled it
self up on the south side of the struc
ture. Dynamiters were at once put to
work upon it. but before they were able
to get it started it had wrecked the
approach on the North Dakota side and
taken off the under piers of the bridge
proper. The dynamite began to get In
its work a little after this, and the
huge cakes were sent on down to the
Great Northern bridge, a quarter of a
mile below. Here occurred a battle
royal. A buffer consisting of stone and
timber had been erected early in thi
morning, and on it were stationed eight
stalw&V-t men with long pikes to do
battle with the ice.
At times it looked as If the buffer
would be completely demolished by the
aggressive ice, but the men stood thc.r
ground and planted their pikes in each
oncoming cake, guiding It to the pas
sageway under the bridge, where It
could pass through without doing harm.
At one time the stone foundation gave
on one side under the pressure of a
giant cake, placing the lives of the
courageous men In peril, but by hard
work they succeeded in preventing a
gorge. . -
HUMPHREY BILLS POSTPONED,
And Bicycle Baggage Bill Killed the Work
of the Illinois Soloas.
Springfield, Ills., April 9. Governor
Tanner sent to the senate yesterday a
new board of Lincoln park (Chicago)
commissioners, but the senute refused
to suspend the rules to go into ex
ecutive session and confirm the nomina
tions. A motion to postpone th?
Humphrey street railway bills to next
Wednesday prevailed, and a similar
motion, naming Thursday as the time,
prevailed as to the two Chicago revenue
The house recalled the judicial ap
portionment bills to second reading and
struck out the Tanner amendment. The
bicycle baggage bill was practically
killed by a refusal to suspend the rules
and take it up. Bills were passed to
enable corporations created for the pur
pose to transact a surety business in
this state, and to become suretv on
bonds required by law; authorizing the
election of a board of school directors
In Marion county; to permit graduates
in osteopathy to practice medicine. A
number of bills were advanced to third
IRON ORE PRODUCERS' POOL.
Beavy Bedaetiona Made la Certain Kinds
Cleveland, April 9. The Iron ore pro
ducers of the old ranee have flnallv en.
ceeded in pooling their interests. The
object of the organization, which is
called the Bessemer lion association, la
to conserve the interests of the miners
on the Marquette, Menominee, Vermil
lion and Gogebic ranges. The new
schedule varies from $2.40 a ton for Cha
pin ore to $3.40 for a special low phos
phorous ore. The reductions which were
made in several instances were large.
An ore that sold for 14 25 In leae m .n
for $2.92. A Marquette specular ore that
was on tne market last year at $4.60 will
be sold for $3.11. As no transactions
have been made in old range non-Bessemer
ore the prices have not been estab
lished. Standard Negaunee is expected
to bring $2.25 and possibly $2.30.
Dole at Work for Annexation.
San Francisco, April 9. The steam
ship Monowal arrived last evening with
Honolulu advices to April 1, as follows:
"President Dole gives out the informa
tion that William A. Kinney, a local
lawyer, had been selected to go to
Washington as an annexation commis
sioner; he is to leave here on the 7th
Inst. The mail on the 30th ultimo
brough this government some Inside
information on the annexation question
and it is expected that important mat
ter will be brought before the present
session of congress.
Presbyterian General Assembly.
Chicago, April 9. Six weeks from
yesterday the general assembly of the
Presbyterian church in the United
States will open in the assembly hall
on the grouns at Winona, Ind- near
Warsaw. It will continue ten days,
lasting over Sunday and closing at the
end of the following week. This is the
109th general assembly and Is one of three
chief ecclesiastical gatherings held in
the United States. Ex-President Ben
jamin Harrison probably will be made
moderator of the assembly.
Wylle Anti-Pool Bill Law.
Madison, Wis., April 9. The Wylle
anti-pooi-seiiing 0111 is at last passed
and there was no attempt made to de
feat ita passage. The assembly wrestled
with the bicycle baggage bill for an
hour, but failed to come to a vote on It.
In the senate Senator Davis pure elec
tion bill was passed, and In the assem
bly the Mills caucus bill was ordered to
a third reading and the Lewis primary
election hill killed.
Embracing; Their Opportunity.
New York, April 9. There Is a chance
that George Ashley, Republican candi
date for mayor of Patterson, may be de
feated by women. The candidate la a
cousin of the senior member of Ashley
A Bailey, silk manufacturers, and Is su
perintendent of the milL The women In
the mill are threatening to hurt his can
didacy unless their wages are raised
from $9 and $10 a week to $14.
rasper Who Is Bate to SO.OOtV
Springfield. Ills, AprU 9. Arthur
Quinn. of this city, who Is at preaeta
an inmate of the poor farm at Bloom
ington, is heir to a fortune ot $20,00)
by the death of his brother, Frank
Quinn In Philadelphia live years ago.
and the latter's wife, who died rmatly
la Pennsylvania. ,
big theStamariis aaLBowcls cf
ness and Rcst.Contalns neither
OpmuT.Morphine nor Mtnrrai.
A perfect Remedy for Consfipa
ttoa. Sour Stomach.Diarrhoca.
Worms ,Conv-uls ions JcvErish
dcss and Loss of Sleep.
Tac Simile Signature of
IpCACT COPTPf VEAPFEB. -
S&wod tmlldlnj stone,
Ashlar and trimmings
for choapnesa, do lability and
beauty excelled by cons. Thia
atoae does not waah cr color the
wall with all.bli, etc . Plana sent
as for eatimatM will receive
careful attention and be returned
promptly at onr expense.
Quarriei IS mlleafrom Book
Island on the C, B. Q. B. B.
Trains Xos. 6 and 10 will atop
and let visitors off and on.
Bridge stone, corn crib
blocks and foundation
stone any size desired.
Bamplos of Stone and Photos of
Baild'ngs oan be seen at Boom
No. U.ldltohell Lynde's build
Arthur Burrali, manager.
Rock Island or Colona, 111.
are the most fatal
FOLEY'S KIDNEY CURE
a GUARANTEED remedy
or money refunded. Con
tains remedies recotmlrea
by all eminent physicians
as the best fcr Kidney and
Price 50c. and $i.oo
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