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TILE ARGUS. SATURDAY MAY DM891.'.
THAT SAUCY ITATA
International Questions Raised
by Her Disappearance.
THE VESSEL A MARITIME OUTLAW.
Spernlnttn-. m to Whether I'ncle- Sam
Will Sil h Cruiser After Her The
?"aTy Official Keep Very Mam and the
Charleston Shows No Sign of fining to
Sea Some flight Trospect That One of
Our New Warohips May Have a Chance
to Show Her Mettle.
."NVashinotos ClTT. May a. Xavy de
partment officials were extremely reticent
yesterday abnnt t be government's action
in regard to the escaped Chilian steamer
Itata. No information is obtainable at
the depart ment as to whether the cruiser
Charleston, rio nt San Francisco, will ba
Bent in pursuit of the Itata, Private busi
ness firms having connections and com
mercial interests in Chili are as anxious
as newspaper xitea to learn the facts in
the case, -but have met with no better suc
cess. The iutentions of the nary depart
ment are kept profoundly secret for the
reason that any inkling would be prompt
ly communicated to one or both parties
in Chili ' through private firms iu this
Snppotril Intentions of Vncle Sam.
Thus, by (lacing the Chilian govern
ment upou' their guurd, they would possi
bly be nule to intercept and capture the
Itata, or, ou the other band, the Insur
gents might arrange to meet her, and by
relieving her of her cargo, obtain posses
sion of the munitions of war she has on
board. In either event the purpose of the
department to capture the vessel and
cago would be defeated. It is believed,
however, that the Charleston will be sent
In pursuit of the Itata, and that the San
Francisco and lialtimore, both of which
are now in Chilian waters, will be ordered
northward to intercept the runaway ves
sel. Would Or n Ioultfnl Chase.
It :. not pisibie to get a definite
authoritative ar.twer to the questiou:
Will the Charleston be sent after the
Itata? 15:u if shs were sent on that mis
sion it Mould ba doubtful if she could
catch the Itata. The lntter vessel may be
1,000 miles ahead of the Charleston when
the latter stcrts on the chase, and a vaca
tion of a point or two of the compass in
steering the course would soon separata
the two vessels by many leagues, so that
the Charleston might pass the Itata with
out knowing it. The department miy at
any moment cable to Admiral McCann,
who is oa the Chilian coast with the
Baltimore, and to Admiral Brown, who is
on the Sun Francisco, somewoere off
Tern, to endeavor to head off the run
away. When and If They Capture Her.
If the Itata is captured tnis government
wiU have a knotty question to tackle.
Just what can ba done with the vessel,
and the extent to which she has violated
the laws are questions that the officials
here decline to express an opinon npon. As
the Itata had been siezed by the United
States at San Diego, she was technically
United States property until discharged,
and is therefore liable to recapture on the
high seas by a United States man of war,
or to confiscation if she ever enters u
United States port.
One of the Ouestion Involvad. gy-i
So far as is known there is no charge of
piracy agaiust either the Itata or the Hub
ert and Miniwe. They are charged with
violation of the neutrality laws, whiA
forbid the fitting out in the United States
of vessels to war npon a country with
which the United States is at peace. In
cidentally the legal determination of the
force of this charge involves the question
as to whether the Chilian insurgents are
to be recognized by the United States (:is
they have been in Great Britain) as bellig
Cncle Sam's Hichts in, the Cass.
The right of the United Status to cap
ture the Itara on the high seas or in United
States or Cuilian waters is undoubted.
The vessel flies the flag of Chili, and is
subject to the only recognized authority
in that country, namely the government
of which President Baltuaceda is the
head. The insurgents are not even recog
nized us belliKereuts. The Itata. hi.viug
entered a United States port, fell under
suspiciou of lifting there to secure sup
plies, arm, aud ammunition, and Uii
Chilian minister at Washington City
asked for her detention. Accordingly, i
United States marshal was put on board,
and her captain was arrested.
The Itata Practically an Ontlaw.
The captain was allowed to return to
his ship, and he ut once went to sea. The
Itata is therefore now at sea in delinace of
the authority of both Chili aud the
United States. She has no clearance pa
pers, and is practically an outlaw. Any
nation can capture her. If she made any
resistance she would be a pirate. If she
entered a port aud the United States or
Chili demanded her surrender from the
government of the country to which the
port belonged, that government would
In the Words of I'atrirk Henry.
It is likely that the Baltimore or the
San Francisco-will have the duty of cap
turing tho Itata. If she reaches Ihe pro
tection of insurgent men of war, it will
be the duty of Admiral McCann to take
her, peaceably if he can; forcibly, if he
limst. Hence, in the language of Patrick
Henry, 'the ue.xt gale that sweeps from
the south may bring to our ears the clash
of resounding arms." Our new navy may
be put to the test of action at an early
SITUATION AT SAN FRANCISCO.
No feigns of a Activity on the Charleston.
Facts About the Itata.
SAX FliAS Cisco, May 9. The cruiser
Charleston was was still in the harbor
here last evening. There did not seem
to be any excitement about her move
ments, as there would be if she was
bound out on her first war-like cruise.
The federal officials deny emphatically
that she is going to sea for any other pur
pose than to make a Bhort cruise and to
test her guns, it is not denied, however,
that the ' Charleston may extend her
cruise after the gun test, down south
ward, and also that she has received some
secret order from Washington City. A
despatch from the capital regarding the
determination of the United States to try
and overhaul the vessels has been re
ceived by the officers here, but they deny
having received any instructions about
Mure tennatlonal Than Trite.
A ti legrain from San Diego says: "The
news sent out about the manner of the
Itata leaving this . port was more sensa
tional than the facts warranted. She
bad no concealed arms or cannon with
which to make herself formidable; nor
were there any men concealed about her
for use in an emergency. She had sixty
five men when she came into port, but
half a dozen of them deserted, so she left
with about sixty men. The pilot who
took her out was not impressed, but went
aboard voluntarily by prearrange ment.
She was in communication with the Rob
ert and .Minnie while ia pore, but the
United Slates marshal does not seem to
have known it. . .
A Ieuant Schooner Captain.
"The marshal sailed around the schooner
near the Coronado islands in Mexican
waters with a steam tug on Wednesday
morning, and the captaiu of the schooner
made signals of contempt and defiance.
The marshal said that his orders to detain
the Itata were emphatic, but she was al
lowed to lie in the stream two days with
steam up, and, when ready, had nothing
to do but weigh" anchor and go. The cus
toms officers made the usual search of the
Itata when they boarded her, and say that
the statements about her having arms
and men concealed are ridiculous." .
Instructions' from the Capital.
Marshal Gard and party expected to
leave for the north yesterday morning,
but at the last moment they received or
ders from Washington City to remain
here. The marshal refused to divulge the
contents of the special order, but it is
hinted that they wilt await the arrival of
a United States cruiser with which to
pursue the Itata.
FREE TEXT-BOOKS FOR ILLINOIS.
Notes of the Proceedings of the Sucker
SPRINGFIELD. Ills., May9. The educa
tional committee reported to the senate
yesterday a bill lor uniform and free
text-books for the public schools. The
books are to be selected for each county
and can not be changed for three years.
The bill was passed providing for state
inspection of building and loan associa
tions. A bill was iutrodnced giving the
Chicago education board the right to con
demn property for school purposes. The
bill providing for the weighing of grain
in warehouses was passed." The governor
appointed M. M. Benson, of Knox county,
Proceedings iu the House.
The house did a land office business in
a short time. Shirley's 6 per cent, interest
till was ordered to third reading, as were
the bills providing for the weighing and
screening of coal at mines; providing for
the examination of mine managers; pro
hibiting the sale of cartridges to minors;
fcr the burial of indigent or friendless
veteran sohliers or sailors; prohibiting
street railway companies from charg
ing more than 5 cents for one
continuous ride; providing for the health
and safety of mine workers; prohibiting
any one except G. A. II. men wearing a
G. A. It. badge; conferring the right of
municipal suffrage and office-holding upou
Women; prohibiting the employment of
children uuiier 13 in factories or stores.
Both houses adjourned to Monday evening-
IlecorU of the National Game.
CHICAGO, May 0. The National league
clubs made the following scores at base
ball yesterday: At Chicago Cleveland
12, Chicago 14; at Boston Xew York 7,
Boston 0; at Cincinnati Pittsburg 0, Cin
cinnati 3; at Brooklyn Philadelphia 10,
Association: At Washington City
Washington 5, St. Louis 20; at Boston
Boston 9, Cincinnati 7; at Baltimore
Louisville 5, Baltimore 10; at Philadel
phiaAthletic 4, Columbus 15.
Western: At Minneapolis Omaha 12,
Minneapolis 13; at Milwaukee Lincoln
12, Milwaukee 13; at St, Paul Kansas
City C, St. Paul S; nt Sioux City Denver
9, Sioux City 11.
Died iu the Line of Duty.
Washington Citt, May 9. Assistant
Secretary Bussey has reversed the deci
sion of the commissioner of pensions ia
the claim of Linus Barnum, father of
William Barnum, private, Company E,
First Michigan volunteers. The soldier
was killed in the service by jumping off a
moving passenger train on Oct- 14, lfrGl,
whiie rttnrring to his command from the
headquarters of his regiment, where he
bad gone to procure medicine from the
burgeon uuder advice and consent of. his
superior officer. It is another "line of
duty" deci.-ion, and Barnum gets his pen
sion. Made Insane hy La tirip.
ST. Clow, Minn.. May ! A pitiful
case came to light Thursday just across
the river in Benton county. Mary Fahey,
a girl of 20, about three weeks ago left her
home in a demented condition caused by
the grip. Thursday she was found in the
wood several miles from home in an al
most starved coudition, having subsisted
on baric and roots since she left home.
Sheriff Q-iinn brought her to this city for
medical treatment, and though she is
very low physicians hops to save her
The rrayer Longer Than the Message.
CAtno, Ills., May 9. W. J. Dougherty,
the new mayor of Mound City, treated
the city council of that city to a surprise
Wednesday night. When he rose to de
liver his first annual message he com
manded the councilmen to rise to their
feet and bow their heads, and then he de
livered a fervent prayer twice as long as
Conditiou of x-Miuiter Taft.
Sax Diego, Cal., May 9 Ex United
States Minister Taft's condition remains
uuchauged, and his physicians are grad
ually giving up all hope of his recovery.
He takes but little nourishment, and only
his wouderful vitality seems to maintain
biin. Solicitor General Taft, bis Bon, is
expected here from Washington City.
Diabolical Case of Poioniu.
Paisis, Tex., May 9. Two boys, aged
respectively 8 and 10 years, sons of
Adelaide Piutts, colored, were given
some candy Thursday by an unknown
colored girl. The younger chili died
soon after eating the candy, but the elder
boy will recover. The police ari investi
gating the matter.
Frost In South Carolina. 33t
Campes, S. C May 9. There was a
light frost here Thursday morning. The
remarkably cool weather here fcr the past
two days, together with the continued
dry spell, has done considerable damage
to the cotton crop in this section of the
International Y. M. C. A. Meeting.
Kansas Citt, May 8. Yesterday at the
International Y. M. C. A. meeting a call
was made lor f?5,000 for international
work, and in a few minutes (50,000 had
bad been pledged. . '
Frightful Fate of a Young Girl
. at Chicago.
BURJED TO DEATH IN A BATH-E00M
WI lie Her Body Held the Door Against
S tccor Another Terrible Lesson for
Tliose Who Vse the Volatile Fluid
Tho World's Fair Directory Gives Or
ganized Labor Its Final Answer Chi
ci go Hospitals Overcrowded with Ty
phoid Fever Patients.
C.1ICAGO, May 9. By the explosion of a
can of gasoline yesterday Miss Jennie
Tucker, aged 19, wasjjurned to death at
the home of her uncle, Professor Loomis,
and the professor and Mrs. Loomis were
seriously scorched in attempting to rescue
her. A can of gasoline for house-cleaning
purposes had been placed beside the regis
ter in the bath room. It is supposed that
the heat from the register forced the stop
per iroru the can and allowed the fames
of the gas to escape.
Struck a Match Amid the Fames.
M ss Tucker went to the bath-room to
get tome of the fluid and struck a match
to li.;ht the gas. The flame ignited the
fumi's from the gasoline can, which im
mediately exploded, enveloping her in a
shee of flame. The screams of the un
fortunate girl could be heard, but as she
had fallen w;th her back against the door
thosn outside were powerless to open it.
When they finally succeeded in opening
the i oor Miss Tucker was found stretched
on the floor with her lower limbs burned
nlmcst to a crisp. She died a few mo
ments afterward. Miss Tucker would
have graduated at the high school next
LABOR AND THE WORLD'S FAIR.
The Directors Decline to Grant Any
More Trade I'ninn Demands.
Cn CAGO, May 9. Directors of the
world's fair refused yesterday to grant
tbedmand of organized labor for the
incorporation of a minimum scale of
wage in all contracts for j utting np the
big buildings of the exposition. This
action was practically unanimous, direc
tor I-.obert Xelson, representative of the
labor unions on the board, casting the
only --ota against it. After refusing to
adept the clause the directors discharged
their special committee that has listeued
to the arguments of laboring men, and
adopted a resolution the effect that no
furth'-r discussion on that point would bo
Mu-it l ight It Ont with Contractors.
This leaves the labor unions to fight
their casa with contractors. The result
can not be anticipated, as none of the
contracts have been, given out. Until
then i o intelligent prediction of the out
come can be made. The men who get
the contracts may voluntarily come toths
terms of the labor unions, and they may
not. !n any event directors of the exposi
tion will not take a hand in the fight.
They have granted the demands for eight
hours and arbitration, and that, without
doubt, is as far as they will go.
Ravages of Typhoid Fever.
Chicago, May 9. Nearly 200 more pa
tients than the institution was originally
built for are at present in the county hos
pital. About three-fourths of this over
flow is due to typhoid fever, which pre
vails to an alarming extent among the
poor it- the city. So far the character of
the disease has not been particularly viru
lent, b it if the present rate of its spread
coatia les the worst may be feared.
Fifteen Rouses Destroyed by Fire,
Cmc too, May 9. Fire yesterday devas
tated i: large portion of the block bound
ed by Purple, Elgin and Twenty-first
streets and Stewart avenue, destroying
fifteen houses and rendering fourteen
families homeless. The monetary loss was
aboatiS.000, and there was little insur
ance. The fire was caused by boys play
ing wi' h matches in a shed.
HELD A PASSENGER TRAIN.
Cnpaid Railway Men Take 2hiDgaInto
Their Own Hands.
Wavklaxd, lad.. May 9. Early Friday
mornin f a large number of the employes
of the Midland railroad congregated and
began t j discuss the failure of the com
pany to pay wages that are now some two
months overdue. The section men ar
rived and joined in the discussion and tho
crowd v as enlarged by the addition of a
number of citizens who have been letting
the met have goods, expecting to bo paid
when tie railroad company meets its ob
ligations to the men. As the discussion
continu Jtl the employes became excited
and made many threats against the com
pany. Concluded to Capture a Train.
When the highest state of excitement
had been attained a passenger train drew
up to tho station, and some one s uggest
ed that the tiain be held until the com
pany settled with the employes. The idea
proved popular, and with cries of "Hold
the train," "Don't let her go," twenty men
boarded the eugiue and others ran to the
brakes, and the train was soon in the pos
session of the men. The citizens offered
encouragement, and the few passengers
expostul ited in vain. The men said that
they wot Id not let the train go, aud no
more tra ns should pass through the place
till t heir wages were paid.
Rtdinl Appeals to Europe.
Home, May 9 The Italic says: "The
Italian government is about to address a
circular to the European powers submit
ting the conduct of the United States
government in the New Orleans affair to
their judgment. Italy will thus be the
initiator of an international agreement to
compel the United States o find means
to guarantee the protection of foreign
A Frenchwoman's Wish Carried Out.
Peru, Tnd., May 9. Mrs. Verges, moth
er of Mr. Dr. Claire Taylor, of this city,
died here a year ago. She wished to be
buried in France, but the remains could
not be removed. Her next wish was com
plied will.. Her hands and feet were ampu
tated and ber heart cut out and preserved
in alcobd until Thursday, when her
daughter left for France to bury these re
Gen. llu tier's Property Attached.
LOWELI, Mass., May 9. Gen. B. F.
Butler's property has been Attached for
$12,000 by the Prescott National bank of
this city. The attachment is for money
due on a jiersonal note discounted by the
hank f ou years ago. .
Thorn & Troupe, of St. Louis, Mo.,
now permanently located here, will clean
the paper on your walls, making it as
bright and clean at new, at less than the
cost of repairing without taKiagup carpet
or moving furniture. We have had
years of experience in this tranch of bus
iness and guar&otee satisfaction. Fresco
in oil or distemper cleaned as well as
paper. Satisfactory references given.
Address or telephone Fourth avenue drug
store. Telephone No. 1005.
In the pursuit of the lgooa things of
this world we anticipate too much; we
eat out the heart and sweetness of world
ly pleasures by delightful forethought of
them. The results obtained from the use
of Dr. Jones Red Clover Tonic far exceed
all claims. It cures dyspepsia, and all
stomach, liver, kidney and bladder
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blood purifier, a rre cure for ague and
malarial diseases. Price, 50 cent3,;o
The only corrplexion powder in the
world that is without vulgarity, without
injury to the user and without doubt a
purifier, is Pozzoni'e.
The soft glow of the tea rose is ac
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Dr. Hex phrevs' Specifics are scientifically and
carefully renared prescriptions ; used for nuiDy
years iu private practice with fcueee..amt forovi r
ihirty years ucd by the people. Every fuj !o Spe
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These Spwillcs cure without drutrgiiifr, purg
ing or reducing? the system, and are In tart aijd
deed the sovereign remedies of tlieW orld.
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1 Fever, Congestion. Inflammation...
Worms, Worm r'ever. Worm Colic .
it iryinsr . oiic,or jeeinwgoi inrania
4 Diarrhea, of Children or Adult ...
5 Iyeniery Grtpiug,Wlio-i9 Couc...
Cholera M or bus. vomiting
7 uiib, Cohl, Krouchitls
S Nearaliria, Tootha he. Faeeache
W Jleadai-hce, Sk-k Headache, Vertigo
10 ItyHpepHla, Bilious Stomach
1 1 h-n npreed or Painful Periods.
1-2 Whiten, tooProfiine Periods.
13 Croup. Couk-u, Dlfilcult Breathing ...
1 1 nlt Khenm, KrvMpetas. Eruptions.
1.$ hirimathnii Kbeumatic rains....
I ti Fever ami Atcue. thills. Malaria
I I Fileo, Wind or bleeding
19 ( Hlarrh, Influenza, Cold In the Head
'Hi Whooping t ough. Violent Cotichn.
!4 General lieldliiv.i'hy&lc-lWe-kiiC
-7 Kidney Ilisenne
S Nervous Orbility I
:t II 1 i-innrv IV i n k n PM. Wet tlDZ Fed.
3-i Diseases of the Heart, Palpitation 1.
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of price. Dr. Hcarmv manvau (ih paaea)
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Successor to Adamson & Ruick,
Shop Nineteenth St., V et.
GeneralJobbing and Repairing promptly done.
J8econd Hand Machinery bought, sold and repaired.
INCORPORATED UNDER THE THE STATE LAW.
Roek Island Savings Bank,
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.,
Open daily from 9 a. m. to 1 p. m., snjl Smnrdsy eveniegs from 7 to S o'clock.
Five per cent interest paid on Deposits- Money loaned on Personal, Col
lateral, or Real Estate Security
X. P. REYNOLDS. Pre. ? C. DSXKMANS, Vice-Pres. i. X. BUFOBD, CfcBbier
P. L. Xitchell, S P. RernoMn, P. C. Denfcmann. Jofcn Crntsngii. C. F. Lynde,
J. J. Reitrs , L. Simon, E. W. Hcret, J. M. Baford.
Jackson & EratT, Solicitors.
tB ' VTill bciin bnf.net-f' July 8, !SX. aid will occupy backirg r.ioai with Mitchell A LyctU
UEtil new bank im co!eU2d.
What Constitutes a Tailor-Made Suit?
Why, one that rat especially for yon by a i.i.in v.-ho i an arlist ftud thoronrhly under taini?
his basine: . it t itic-n made ty a iiiau "who h:i? i nt in yi-ais k-aruiii his trade. nd is a ma-tt-r
workman. That I'whTClolhini men try to pas cj their eoods as tailor made, when in
fart thi y are mid- by w men In factirso in the east, at f.arvation p'icrs- Patronize hum" in
dustry aiid let us keep our money r.ght here at home, und net Efii;J it east for foreign iabr r
ROGERS THE TAILOR,
3 14 BRADY ST.. DAVENPORT, IA.,
hi the,largestttock of enitircsand pantinps in the three cities and is making them np at p puli
prices, and giTtngtM action every lime. Fit aau stv'.e guaranteed. Suits made toy-jar
measure $21 aud up. Pants made to your measure (5 and up.
ROGERS THE TAILOR.
See the Stylish Display
SPRING MILLINERY GOODS.
The finest ever shown in the City, at
MISS C. HAAS',
Successor to Miss Petersen, No. 1723 second avenue. Rock Isiard
The ver ylatest styles in patterns, hats, bonnets, ribbons, laces and fancy (roods.
Qpen for the Season,
(moline Avenue) j0e
A majroificeiit place for
Wc are opening toe most complete line of Hardware ipecIalUea ever oOud In Back
Island beside our regular s'ock of staple and buflderi Bard at
and Mechanics' tools.
Poeket, Tables Kitchen Cutlery,
Nails, Steel Goods, Tinware, Stoves, Etc.
SPECIALTIES Climax Cook, and Ranj -Florida- and Wllber Hot WaUr HeU4
ortd Steam Boiler., Pasteur Germ Proof Filters, Economy Fnraaeca, Tia
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Hose, Packing, Sewer and Drain Tile.
Steam and Gas Fixtures.
Best work at fair prices. Estimates furnished.
Office and shop 219 13th St. Telephone 1132
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