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TILE AKGC8. JTltlDAW MAY 8. 1891.
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Nice lettuce at Erowner's.
New potatoes at Browner'.
Pine apples at F. G. Young's.
Choice strawberries at Browner'a.
Dressed chickens bt F. G. Young's.
Home grown spinach at F. G. Young's.
Matinee at the rink at 3 p. m. tomor
Nice fresh strawberries at F. G.
C. A. Nold, of Zuma, was in the city
W.'S. Fidcock, of Cordova, was in the
K. P. Wait, of Reynolds, was on the
Fresh string beans and green peas at
The mayor is still tussling with the "in
floonce." Nice tomatoes and beets at F. G.
Musical jubilee tomorrow evening at
8 o'clock at the rink.
Choice lettuce, 6tring beans and aspar
agus at F. G. Young's.
John Yolk went to Cedar Rapids this
morning on business.
. ' The -Rockford delegation returned
home early this morning.
Maypole dance at Black Hawk's Watch
towez. tomorrow afternoon.
Ira Richards, of Cordova, was in the
city yesterday on business.
Albert Ltidlka, of Cable, was in the
city yesterday on business.
B. F. Lamb, of Oikaloosa, Iowa, '
in the city today on basiness.
Maypole dance tomorrow afternoon at
Black Hawk's Watch tower.
Go "see the little folks as "Rag Dolls''
at the rink tomorrow afternoon.
The "Harvesters" will repeat their drill
at the rink tomorrow afternoon.
'Davenport vs. Joliet at Davenport ball
park Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
There is to be a dance at Stoddard's
hall, Edgiogton. on Friday evening. May
- ' Mrs. C. C. Coyne and Mrs. George D.
Moore, of Port Byron, were in the city to
day. Radishes, onions, lettuce, spinach, pie
plant, asparagus, oranges and bananas at
The Davenport and Joliet clubs play
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday cf
Strawberries and pineapples, chickens,
turkeys and a full line of vegetables at
Don't forget the Maypole dance at
Black Hawk's Watch tower tomorrow af
ternoon. Call and see the elegant line of cham
ber suites just in at Clemann & Salz
mann's. The Davenport's and Joliet's at Dav
enport ball park Monday, Tuesday and
David Sears left for Minnesota yester
day on business connected with his real
estate interests there.
Strawberries, wax beans, green pea?,
sweet potatoes, new potatoes, cauliflower
and cucumbers at Long's.
Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Ashbaugh and
children, of Eau Claire, Wis., are visiting
old friends in the city and vicinity.
Clemann & Salzmann have just re
ceived a car load of those choice bedroom
sets that are being sold at euch bargains.
Mayor McConoc'uie ba3 been beard to
say that the "inflocnce" was a good deal
more of a torture than the influenza, im
ported or native born.
Andrew Nelson today received the con
tract for laying between 12,000 and 15,
000 feet of Argillo tile walk in Prospect
Mra. J. F. Bell is visiting her parents,
Capt. and Mrs. T. J. Buford for a week,
when she will be joined by Lieut. Bell
and they will take an extended trip east
O. II. Jewell, of the Jewell Filter
company, of Chicago, arrived in the city
this morning. He run down to see how
the Cable memorial filter was working
and was much pleased with it.
fa liOUieDei, a uerman actor, took a
dose of poison with fatal effect at the
Germania house in Davenport last eve
ning. He was 40 years of age and is be
heved to have been Mentally unbalanced-
And now they are cruel enough to say
that the mayor has been mesmerized. His
friends are attempting to offer this as an
excuse for his recent conduct. The mayor.
by the way, is susceptible to "infloonce. '
Davenport lost the game to Ottawa
yesterday the score being 7 to 8. Daven
port is now tied for first place in the I-I
league with -Uttumwa. The came teams
play today and tomorrow.
Jacob Ohlweiler, Andrew Ackermsnn
and Andrew Bohler left early this morn
Used in Millions of Homes 40 Years the Standard.
ing for the vicinity of Milan to loo t for
fish. Oaeotjhe nimrods used preci ution
and took along his son to wade in the
stream to see that no fish escaped.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hass, sssistei by
their daughters, will entertain their
friends at their home on Thirteenth street
and First avenue next Thursday ev ning
from 7 to 11.
Dr. E C Kerns and wife cf VilKsca,
Iowa, are in the city. Dr. Kerns form
erly resided in Moline and his father is
now police magistrate in that city. The
doctor is seriously contemplating loci. ting
in Rock Island.
August Schmid is being tried before
Judge Smith this afternoon for contempt
of court in failing to provide the specified
alimony for his wife as ordered by the
court at the time the decree was graiited.
divorcing him from his wife.
The department of justice has for
arded to District Attorney Milchrist the
final papers in the Hennepin cansl cise.
tie is expected to begin condemnation
proceedings on behalf of the government
where the property owners have refused
to convey title of the right of way.
The fact that A. J. Blethen has gone
back to his old love and repurchased the
Minneapolis Tribune has been a most
distressing blow to the republicans of
Rock Island, whose hopes of his giving
them a lively paper here, have teen com
Tonight and tomorrow night will be
th fast mesmeric entertainments at Turner
hall. Persons desiring to try the n es
metis m belter go upon the stage. Prif.
Parker is still drawing large houses nd
mesmerizing different people every night.
Attend the two last lectures; they will be
Rev. Henry Wallace, formerly pas .or
of the United Presbyterian church of t lis
city, will preach ther nextSucdiy morn
ing. Mr. Wallace has many friends in
Rock Island who will be glad to heir
him. Mr. and Mrs. Wallace expect to
sail for Europe next Thursday from New
W. H. Muncer has relumed home af
ter having been engaged for 30 days in
weighing mail between Chicago ar.d
Burlington on the C, B. & Q. real.
Thirty-five to 40 tons were weighed each
nomine coming cut of Chicago. J. H.
Cleland has just completed a similar tsi
onthe Cable branch of the R. I. & P.
Wednesday evening a Davenport spo t
bet a Rock Island sport $500 that Dix' r
the colored feather weight, could .hit:
Con. Doyle, now in this city, and ?.J
side was put up in a Rock Island saiooi
as a forfeit. Yesterday, however, after
considerable discussion and no little ex
citement, the money was withdrawn ani
the bet declared off.
The little Yernon brothers, who it wil
be remembered, gave such a delightful
musical entertainment at the First Bap
tist church a year cr so &zo, have beet
engaeed again to sing and play at tht
same church next Thursday evening.
inere are tnree ot taem. wao p;av re
spectively the piano, piccolo and violin
ceilo, and ail of them are woniers. Sid
ney, the eldest, is bu t 10 years old. How
ard seven and Perry five.
Two Kinds of YTalks.
Look at the methodical walk of the ser
ried mass cf clerks and others in a position
more or Independent. They are slaves to
the clock, and to the routine to which
their daily hours are devoted. Do they not
walk oddly alike? And well they may, fot
they are alike at least in so far as they
are integers to help forward the routine
business work of the world. Their very
steps seem to say: "I am one of those who
have to be here at such and such a time,
and there at such a time. I must not de
lay. I must hie me to my work."
It i3 the same with soldiers. They, too,
are like so many spokes in a great wheel.
In sweet contrast there is the self made
man. He may bavo been a clerk like
others in his younger days. If so there is
a touch of it still in las gait. But there is
also much more. It has developed iuto a
strut of the first water. He holds his head
high so that all may look at him, and it
they will follow an example may model
themselves upon him. "Behold me!" he
seems to say; "I am what I have made my
self! Did you ever see anything so remark
able?" All the Year Koand.
A father who is fond of telling his little
son about the famous men of old time was
talking the other day about one of his fa
vorite heroes, Philip of Macedon.
"I think he should have been called
Philip the Great,' " he said.
Just at that moment Aunt Sally, the
colored servant, came in. She caught the
last three words.
"Fill up de grate?" she cried. "Why, I'se
jes' put a hod o' coal onl" Youth's Com
panion. The ocean is a huge spring, containing
not only salt, but many other minerals, in
solution. The Dead sea is charged with
such elements almost to saturation. Only
distilled water is pure. By distillation sea
water itself is rendered drinkable, though
Dancing at Sprinnr Cove Saturday eve
nine. List car at 12 o'clock.
THE SEAL DISPUTE,
Another Series of Questions
Proposed by Blaine.
SALISBUSY'S PEOPOSALS REJECTED,
And Some Modification Matte In Those
of the Vnltcil .Slate A C omplement to
the Claims for Damages The Mare
Clansum Claim Entirely Repudiated
A lew More I'acls as to Inw John Bull
Claims Jurisdiction A Distinction
That His Lordship Fails to Recognize.
Washington Citv. May 8. Secterary
Blaine last evening mads public his latest
communication on the Behring sea mat
ter. It is addressed to Sir Julian Patince-
fote, the British minister, and reads as'
SlT!- Tli tnruli fu'uf inn xphirh T-iril
Salisbury suggests iu the questions for
arbitration do not wholly meet the view
of the president, but the president
changes the text of the third and fifth in
such mauuer, it is hoped, as will result in
an agreement between the two govern
ments. While Lord Salisbury suggests a
different mode of procedure from that em
bodied iu the sixth question the president
does not understand him actually to ob
ject to the question, and he therefore as
sumes that it is agreed to. The six ques
tions as tow proposed by the president
are as follows:
-First. What exclusive jurisdiction in
tho sea now kuovra as tha Behring sea,
and what exclusive rights in the seal fish
erics therein, did Russia assert and exer
cise prior and up to the time of the ces
sion or Alaska to the United States.
"Second. How far were these claims rt
jurisdiction as to the seal fi-heries recog
nizod and conceded by Great Britain?
"Third. Was the body of water now
known as the Bchriog sea included in the
phrase 'Pacific ocean' as use 1 in the treaty
of lSi5 between Great Britaiu and Russia;
and what rights, if auy, iu the Behring
sea were held and exclusively exercised
by Kussia after said treaty
"Fourth. Did not all the rights of Rus
sia as to jurisdiction and as to the seal
fisheries in Behring sea, east of the water
boundary described in the treaty between
tha United States and Russia of March 30,
ISO", pass unimpaired to the Uuited States
under that treaty?
' Fifth. Has the United States any right,
and if so, what right of protection or
property in the fur seals frequenting the
islanos of the United States in Behriag
sea when such seais are found outside the
ordinary three-milo limit?
"Sixth. If tiie determination of thi
foregoing question shall leave the sul-ja.-t
in Mich position that the concurrence
o: Great Britain is necessary in prescrib
ing regulations for the killing of the fur
seal in any part of the waters of Eehring
ssa, then it shall be further determined:
First How far, if at all, outside the or
dinary territorial limits it is necessary
that the United States should exercise au
exclusive jurisdiction, in order to protect
the seal for the time living upontheisl
ands of tho United States and feeding
therefrom? Socoud Whether a closed
season (during which the killing of seals
in the waters of Behring sea outside the
ordinary territorial limits shall be pro
hibited is necessary to save the seal fish
ing industry, so valuable and important
to mankind, from deterioration or de
struction? Aud, if so, third What
months, or p.irts of months, should hi in
cluded iu such season aud over whit wa
ters it Kbould extend?
Tl,e ouestion of Damage.
"The president docs not object to the
additional question, respecting alleged
damages to English ships, proposed by
Lord Salisbury, if one condition can be
aided, namely: That after tbe issues of
the arbitration are joined, if the United
! Staf shall prevail, all the teals taken by
Canadian vessels during the period shall
, ba paid for at the ordinary price for
which skins are sold. This seems to the
president to be the complement of Lord
Salisbury's proposition, and he doubts
not that it will secure his lordship's as
sent. Retiring Sea Not Mare Clausnm.
"In the first paragraph of Lord Salis
bury's dispatch of February 21 be makes
the following declaration: 'It is now
quite clear that the advisers of the presi
dent do not claim Behring sea as mare
clausum, and, indeed, that they repudi
ate that contention iu express terms.'
Lord Salisbury's expression is put in such
terms as to imply (whether he so intend
ed I know not) that the United States had
hitherto been resting its contention upon
the fact that the Behring sea was mars
clausum. If that was his intention it
would have been well for hi3 lordship to
specify whereiu the United States ever
made tbe assertion. The emphatic de
nial in my dispatch of Dec. 17 last was in
tended to put an end to the iteration of
the charge, and to eliminate it from the
THE CONTROVERSY CONTINUED.
Tho Secretary Cites Some 31 ore British,
Law on Limit of Jurisdiction.
After referring to a claim of Lord Salis
tury that he had not noticed his lordship's
c station of certain protests made in 1S22
by the British government to Kussia, and
'.lowing that he did notice them, and, in
h.s opinion proved that they had nothing
to do with the present controversy. Secre
tary Blaine says: "In Lord Salisbury's
judgment the contention of the United
S ates now rests wholly upon the ukase of
li21 by the Emperor Alexander L of Kus-
sii. The United States has at no time
rested its argument solely on the ground
mentioned, aud this government regrets
that Lord Salisbury should have so mis
apprehended the American position as to
limit its basis of light in Behring sea to
tha ukase of 1&2L i he United States has
insisted that this gov
er lrceut has as full authority for going
Deyond the three-mile Hue in case of proved
necessity as great Britain possesses.
Another Cane f.r John Kali.
"Two or three iustauces of the power
wt ich Creat Britain exerci sea beyond
tho three-mile line nave already been
quited, but have failed thus far to secure
comment or explanation from Lord Salis-
bu -y. Another case can be added which.
pet haps, is still more to the point. In
188 i only two years ago the British
pai liament enacted a law. the effect of
which is fully shown by a map inclosed
herewith. Far outside the three-mile
lino, the parliament of Great Britain baa
attempted to control a 01 y of watar sit
aated beyond the northwestern section of
Scotland, 2,700 square miles in extent, and
to direct that certain methods of fishing
shall not ba nsed within that great body
of water under a prescribed penalty. It
will be observed that th inhibition U not
alone against British subjects, but against
I'ac'flc Oceau and Itelirins; Sea.
Tho seers'.Tiry quotes the British law,
and suggests a form of law to be passed
by congress for the protection of the fur
seal, almost exactly similar in language
to show his lordship how it would look
and how similar tbe cases are.
He then says: "Lord Salisbury reasserts
his contention that the words 'Pacific
ocean at the time of the treaty between
Kussia and Great Britain did include
Behring sea. Undoubtedly the Pacific
ocean includes Behring sea in the same
sense that the Atlantic oceau iucludes the
Gulf of Mexico, and yet it would be re
garded as a very inaccurate statement to
say that the Mississippi river flows into
the Atlantic ocean. I think Lord Salis
bury fails to recognize the common dis
tinction between the 'Atlantic oceau' and
"the waters of the Atlantic' While the
Mexican gulf is not a p.irt of the Atlantic
ocean, it would, I am sure, comport with
general usage to say that it belongs to the
waters of the Atlantic, an I while Behring
sea is not technically a part of the Pacific
ocean it undoubtedly belongs to the
waters of the Pacific.
Not Geographical, but Historical.
"In point of fact, therefore, according
to the usage of the world, there is nodis
pnte of any consequence bet ween the two
governments on the geographical point
under consideration. The historical point
r the one at issue. The explanatory note,
from Kussia, filed in the state depart
ment of this couutry, specially referred to
in Mr. John Quincy Adams' diary, and
quoted in my note of Dec. 17. ISM, plain
ly draws a distinction between the I'acitic
oceau on the oue hand and the 'sea of
Okhotsk, the sea of Kamschatka and the
Icy sea', on the other; and, so long as Kus
sia drew that distinction it must apply
to, and must absolutely decide, all the
contentions between the two countries
as far as the waters of the Behring sea are
concerned. To discuss this point further
would, in tho opinion of tha president,
contribute nothing of value to the gen
His Lord -hip in Creat Error.
"In the opinion of the president. Lord
Salisbury is wholly and strangely in
error in making the following statement:
Xordothey the advisers of the presi
dent rely, as a justification for the seizure
of British ships in the open sea, upon the
contention that the interests of the seal
fishi-ries give to the United States govern
ment any right for tbe purpose, which,
according to international law, it would
not otherwise possess.' The government
of the United States has steadily held
just the rever-e of the position which
Lord Salisbury bas imputed to it.
ltcsnme ot Vnclc Mini's 1'nsition.
"It holds that the ownership uf iuu isl
ands upon which the seals breed; that the
habit of tbe seals in regularly resorting
thither and rearing their young thereon;
that their going out from the islands in
search of lood and regularly returning
thereto, and all the facts and incident of
their relation to the island, give to the
United States a property interest therein;
that this propertr interest was claimed
aud exercised by Kussia during the
whole period of its sovereignty
over the land and waters of
Alaska; that tngland recognized this
property interest so far as recognition is
implied by abstaining from all interfer
ence witu it during the whole period cf
Ku-sia's ownr-hip of Alaska and during
the first nineteen years of the sovereignty
of the United iHiites. It is yet to be de
termined whether the lawless intrusion
of Canadian vessels in lssij and subse
quent years has changed tee law and'
equity of the case theretofore prevailing.-"
MORE WORK FOR ELAINE.
Tum Time the Trouble Is with the Chil
Washington City, May a A few days
ago the schooner Robert aud Minnie ar
rived on the California coast, loaded, as
stated, with arms for the Chiliau insur
gents. Tuesday the insurgent warship
Itata arrived at San Diego, her purpose
btiug to receive the arms from the
schooner. The United States has a treaty
with Chili, and as Balmaceda's govern
ment is recognized as the government of
that country, to permit the arms to be de
livered would have been a violation of the
treaty. Consequently Uuited States Mar
shal Uraut was orJered to se.z; the Itata,
and went on board of her and took pos
session, without resistance.
A liold Insurgent Captain.
Wednesday evening the Itata sailed
away, carrying with her the United
States marshal! In the meantime the Rob
ert and Minnie also got out o" American
waters, and when found was in Mexican
juriMliction. Consequently she could not
be seized. Another feature of the case,
and one that promised to result in a na
val engagement, was the appearance off
the harbor of Sau Diego ot the Balma
ceda warship Imperiale. The Itata gave
her the slip, however. Yesterday news
was received that Marshal Grant was put
off the Itata eight miles down the coast,,
and the vessel proceeded on her way.
Our Warliip to Seize tbe Itata.
The matter has now passed out of
the hands of Secretary Foster
and Attorney General M.ller iuto tha
hands of Secretary Tracy, who ha in
structed Rear Admiral Brown, command
ing the.Paciflc station, to seizj tbe Itata
wherever found, and general instructions
to this effect will be sent to all officers
commanding United States men-of-war
on the Pacific station. Tbe United States
government takes the position that the
Itata, in leaving the United States while
iu the custody of the United States mar
shal, subjects herself to seizure at any time
or place. Such action as this will bring
Secretary Blaino into the matter, if the
insurgents protest against it, which they
will probably do.
Celebrities off for the Other Side.
New Yoke, May S The steamer Teu
tonic, which sailed for Liverpool Wednes
day, carried a number of well-known per
sons. Among them were the IIou. Trux
ton Peale, United States minister to Per
sia; Mrs. J. II. Cameron, Miss Cameron,
Mrs. Levi P. Morton, and Miss Morton;
the Hon. John C. Spooner and Mrs.
Spooner, aud Mrs. Wiltnerding, daugh
ter of Secretary Tracy.
"Old Hutch" in Tio.ton.
Boston, May b. Mr. B. P. Hutchin
ou, the grain speculator, continues his
eccentricities in this city. Wednesday
he purchased a dress suit from a tailor
ing establishment, and invited tbe sales
man, to a champagne dinner with him at
Good Umbrella Weather.
We have placed on sale a new assort
ment of umbrellas for sun and rain.
24 Inch, silver heads, 78c
26 inch, silver heads 85c
28 inch, silver heads, 98c
30 inch, silver heads $1-15
Better ones tip to 5.00
LADIES' MUSLIN UNDERWEAR.
Have added to our large assortment ol
ladies' muslin underwear, new
styles in extra large sizes.
Three Times as
As any other similar
Nos. 1525 and
Audi Nos 124, 12r and 12S Sixteenth Street,
THAN ALL OTHERS
Wall Paper Company,
310, 312 and 314
t ee Our Art
Firat-ciaM Qninlng and Papwr kanging.
P. Box 72.
GENTS NIGHT ROBES.
You will find our gents nicl- v.,
50c. 75c and 98c, better va!,'.-! j
-v.u iuw pnces
We have a limited quantity of
from our special sale last e,T
' They go at same prices this
while they last.
1 0 yards dress prints 35c.
Ladies' pure silk gloves 2oc
Challies 2!iic a varrt.
Heavy ribbed hose. m;.
Large a Stock of
ccrib'.ijhmcnt in the city.
1527 Second Avenue,
Shop Fourth Ave. bet tut ud (3d SU.