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THIS ARGUS. ITUESDAY. JUNE 101891.
Uncle Sam and John Bull Sign
a Modus Vivendi.
TEE 2lS EEAEIES SAFE USTH MAY
All l"vabr To It the Lfffitlmat Meat
r feiiltcr- American or ItrilUh Naval
Ym1 -Cotwlaolon of the r"1rt Stage
of .tna Xegntiation Summary of the
Corteponane Iletwevn the iovern-nient-kSonie
Point. In Which Lord
SalUfentv Met Sonethin Very Rigirf
In Midway of Backbone.
W.'sjllGtoN ClTT, June 16. The first
ajtreemfni bet ween Great Britain and the
Unitl Stat relatang to the IWhring sea
controversy , wa signed yestenlar, and
the Jrelent immediately issued a proc
Iamatjoo declaring; it in force from this
date. Secrevtry Foster has also tele
grapbefH'apt. . Hooper, commanding the
steamer Cnvin at San Francisco, to pro
ceed with all possible dispatch to the
Pribylov island- with copies of the presi
dent' pVoclamation for distribution to in
terested parties, commanders of all United
States and British war or revenue ves-eis,
and then proeeed to enforce the provis
ions of the pnxliunatinn. The agreement
is a modus vivendi. which stps sealine in
the waters of Behrini? sea iintil next May,
and was carried to completion with a
peed unprecedented in the history of the
fctate department. Dearly all the negotia
tions beln carried on by cable.
Snnimary of the Modus Vivendi.
The mdu vivendi provides that the
United States and Great Britain each will
prohibit the killing of seals in Hehring se
east of the line of Russian domain until
next May; that vessels flying either flag or
manned hy citizens or subjects of either
Kovernment. caught violating this agree
ment shall b subject to seizure by the na
val ves-U of either government, to be
handed over as son as practicable to the
proper jurisdiction: and that in order 10
facilita- such proper inquiries as her ma
j.tys ;krovt-mnn-ut may desire t. make
with a -jew to the presentation of the case
of that government before arbitrators, and
in expectation that an agreement for arbi
tration may be arrived at, it is agreed that
suitable perx-ms designated by Great Brit
ain will tie permitted at any time, upon
application, to visit or remain upon the
seal lslnnds during the present sealing
season for that purpose." The richt of the
United States to kill T.iVv seals is one of
the ootkditions of agreement.
Tb preliminary Negotiation.
The correspondence leading up to this
agreement is voluminous and at several
points difficulties arose which jeopard
ized the. success of the negotiations, but
they wpre "all smoothed over, principally
by concessions made by Ixird Salisbury,
who seems to have stumbled into seTeral
T'itsof obstruction. The first proposition
came from Kngland and included the
wh5Wof Bebrinn ea in the prohibition,
provided for a British consul on the isl
and an.l for the consent of Russia. The
president objected to all three of these; the
first because the United Stat had no
jurisdiction in Behring sea west of the
Russian line, and that part of the sea had
no places in the arbitration of the ques
tion. A C omul Out of the Question.
A consul on the islands was utterly ini
po;b!e because the United States laws
forbade any one to live 0:1 the isimds un
less authorized hy the treasury. The con
sent of Kus-ia wa objected to ecause it
won! 1 delay iiiatter until it was too late
acd If -ause tae controversy is limited to
that part of the Sea over which Russia
has no control. The proposition was de
clared to present an insuperable l;:T;tulty.
anil Lord Salisbury was practically told
that iLsistence thereupon would top the
whole business. It was impossible To
make this ft-rrwrnent broader than the
whole subject of contention. The president
therefore hoped that upon reconsideration
Lord Salisbury would waive his su-e-tions.
SALISBURY WAIVES HiS POINT
And Makes Another Proposition That I
The president als pTOiised that the
naval force of either nation should be
authorized to capture violators of the
acTeement flyina either Sag. In his re
ply Salisbury waives his point relating to
Rus-ia. accepts the last proposition given
above, and then suggests that the United
States specifically authorize the resi
dence cf a British consul on the
islands "to see that the limit of T..V10 seals
is not exceeded t.y the L nited States." He
also says that the areeinent on terms of
arbitration at the same time as the modus
vivendi is a matter of the greatest impor
tance, and that another "modus'' next
year will he out of the question.
Mnst Trust I'nrle Sam'a Honor.
In reply the president says he is "sure
that Lord Salisbury will not question the
absolute good faith of this government in
observing it stipulation to limit the catch
to 7,WK). The government could not, of
course, consent to any arrangement that
implied such a doubt, or involved any for
eign supervision on the islands." The
president adds that the United States will
put no obstacle in the way of Great Brit
ain stading suitable persons to make ol
aervationson the islands in order to obtain
such information as to seal life as is nec
essary to the presentation of her case, and
in th6 proposition for a modus vhrendi
presented with this communication a
provision is inserted with that object ia
'.negrnnlng to Flop Tofetber.
Sir Julian Paunoefote answers this with
practically the same proposition, adding a
clause providing for a CKmuniraion of Jour
experts,' two for each government, and a
chairman nominated by the arbitrators or
by tbewimmissioners, to examine and re
port oirthe question what agreements, if
any, toreserve the fur seal are necessary
betweithe United States, Great Britain,
andRatfda; also providing that the United
States will join England in requesting
Russia to come into this ' modus vivendi.
He argues, that it is important that the
Joint commission shall be appointed at
once, vXhe proposal to make a request of
Russia to join the modus vivendi was re
jected, tut the proposition in regard to a
joint commission was accepted.
Clone of the Correspondence.
The end of the whole thing was reached
June 13, when Sir Julian wrote that he
had authority to sign the agreement as it
is summarized in the second paragraph of
this dispatch, but with the condition that
the joint commission be appointed with
out delay. This was accepted by the pres
ident and Acting Secretary Wharton ap-
pinteOLjrestertLMt as tiie iy far figning
the agreement. It was dolysignrd yes
terday, the president's prorlaiuat on is
sued, and here endeth the first con pleted
chapter of the Behring sea controversy.
Tne (iovernment Fair Rolldlng.
Washington" Crrv, June 16. The board
of management of government e hibits
for the World's fair has accepted th bids
of P. B. Herr. of Chicago, for the founda
tion of the naval exhibit building at f7,Wi,
and of Charles W. Gindele, of Chicago, for
the superstructure at toT.tV'J.
The Latest Price or Silver.
Washington" Citt. June 1 The treas
ury department yesterday purchased 329.
() ounces of silver at to 98.3 cen:s per
THEY OUGHT NEVER TO BE MISSED.
The Cranks Who Join Kucha Gmwme
Club a This.
Bripgepokt, Conn., June 16. The- dis
covery that Landlord E. F. SchmW'.t, of
Birmingham, who took his life last v eek,
was a member of the famous Bridgeport
Suicide club has again brought that
grewsome organization into prominence.
The history of the club dates back some
six years. As originally organized its
membershipwas limited to six, but noon
as the existence of the club was known
the members were besieged with applica
tions for membership and were obliged to
let others in until the original six grew to
They Get There All the Same.
It is not known whether lots are dnrwn
to decide who is to commit suicide or
whether the members are sworn at initia
tion to destroy themselves within a suted
time. The latter theory seems the n ost
probable from the fact that the mortury
record of the crab has always been kept up
with fearful regularity, as is attested bv
the following list of suicides of the mi tu
bers: August Heisterhagiea, found dead ia
a cellar with a bullet bole in his head;
Joseph Kopp, shot himself in bedat Water
and Bank streets; Georte Leaven wo-th
was found dead in Case's hotel from laud
anum, self administered.
even Other Rash Men.
William Meckel cut his throat with a
razor in his room on Bank street; John
Klenzy shot himself through the hej.rt
with a ride in the cellar of his saloon on
Main street; John Schneider threw hi n
self in front of a locomotive on South v
euue; John Mattern banned himself in
his shop on Bank street: Wendell 'liaum
cut his throat with a jackknife while in
New York; W. H. Maby shot himself wi h
a revolver; " K. F. Schmidt blew his brai:is
out with a shotgun at his hotel ia Birmingham.
FATHER MOLUNGER'S BLESSING.
The Alleged Cure of a Roy Who Had Not
Walked for Year.
PlTTSBTOG. Pa., June 16. The litt'.e
church of the Most Holy name, on Mount
Troy, continues to be the center of attrac
tion for hundreds of afEicted humanity.
About .V) invalids applied to Father Mol
linger for his blessing yesterday morning
and all were accommodated, in no in
stance, however, was a prescription fo
medicines triven out. Martin Ijivrn. of
Somerset. Xiacara county, X. Y., a 15-year-old
boy who had never walked since,
childhood, was carried into the presence
of Father Mollineer.
Why Not Watch Thi Case?
After anointing and blessing the y-ount:
man the priest commanded him to walk,
w hich to his great delight and the amaze
raent cf the vast audience, he did. walk
ing from the altar rail to the rear of the
church unassisted. It is said that, the
priet-phys;cian will remain on Troy hill
until the latter part of the week. Father
Mollineer makes no charge for his serv
ices in blessing the afflicted. The volun
tary contributions, however, that are left
in the basket at the side of the ait ax are
Examiner lrew anil Conipt roller Larry.
I'll-L.M'EI.riilA. June 2;. Mr. Drew was
seen Sunday niiiht in retard to the comp
troller's statement that his report did not
show the true condition of the Keystone
Xatic nal Itank, and said that be was confi
dent that the reports showed the condi
tion as accurately as could be ascertained
by Lim at the time made. Re-.-.rdii:v' the
statement that he had been directed to
suspend examinations for the present. Mr.
Drew furnished a letter from Comptroller
Lacey in which the only thine looking
like suspension is a suggestion that before
resuming examinations, after he (Drew;
is through with the Keystone bank mat
ters, the comptroller woulfl like to have a
conference with him.
An Old Man Tortured by ludibrrs.
Cosnkai tville, Pa., June IB. Robbers
broke into the house cf Eli Brooks, who is
over 70 years old. early Saturday morning
and tortured the old man in a frightful
manner U-cause he refused to give up his
money. They built a fire and burned the
theoid mar.'s feet. The terrible pain
forced him to give the thieves over 40,
which he declared was all he had. After
further torturing him with fire the thieves
left. Mr. Brooks was in a pitiable condi
tion when found a few hours later.
Acquitted Ex-Manager Blood.
Aberdeen, S. D., June 16. The em
bezzlement case brought by the Western
Union Telegraph company against ex
Manager Blood, cf this city, has been de
cided, the jury returning a verdict of ac
quittal. The case bung fire for several
years and was of considerable importance,
as it was an alleged conspiracy that exist
ed among the telegraph operators to de
fraud the company.
Suicide of Profevaor.
WHEELING, W. Ya., June 16. Pro
fessor Jesse Richards, manager of the
West Virginia shorthand school, suicide
in a horrible manner yesterday. He fired
two balls through his bead and then,
death not coming quick enough, be slash
ed his thvoat with a raor, nearly severing
the head from the body. Xo cause for the
terrible act is known.
Two Smen Crashed In a Mine.
CrMBEULAN-D, Md., June 16. Yesterday
while at work in the Hoffman mine, two
miners, named Jacob Lgeer, ajfed 50
years, and John Murray, were caoght by
a heavy fall of coal, which crushed Le
geer to death, and fatally injured Mur
ray. The foimer leaves a wife and five
children. Murray was unmarried.
Two Men Struck by Lightning.
Elgin, Ills., June 1& During the heavy
storm yesterday a number of men em
ployed on a new building took refuge in
a barn, which, soon after their entrance,
was struck by lightning. One of the men
Theodore Schultz, was instantly killed)
and another. John Rartda rmiwH
injuries that he win probably die.
Said to Revisit the Fateful Carl
GHOSTLY APPEAEAKCE3 KEPOETED,
And Fearful Sound Heard by the Neigh
borsA Vltdon of the Murdered rhysi
clan Belief of a Spiritualist and Hi
Offer to Interview th AppaiiUoi
Failure of a Vonug Lady to Recognita
the Alleged Spook.
Chicago. June 1& Has tie sntrit of rn-
Cronin returned to haunt the scene of the
terrible murder? That he has is firmly
Believed Cy some of tie residents in the vi
cinity of the Carlson cottage. Strange
sights and sounds, it is said, have aroused
tbe neighbors to the hLrliast nitrh erf i
citement, and for several nights the lonery
coiiage nas reseaveu aJmost as much at
tention as it did the dav after the facts of
the murder were brought out. Last night
a numuer 01 persons gathered in the vi
cinity of the cottage. They claimed to
have actually seen the spirit of the mur
uereu doctor at the windows.
Mrs. Cnrlaoor'a llnd Dream.
The first thing heard of the affair was
last 1 nursaay nignt, when Mrs. Carlson,
who, with her husband, now lives in the
cottage, was awakened by strange cries,
moans and the poUt-rimr of fet On the
same night some person cAaimtd to have
seen a gnosuy form, jveJoped in a white
hroud, appear at one of the windows in
tne 1 rout room, and after reerimr out into
the street, give vent to moans and cries for
help. The apparition was described as be
ing the head and shoulders of a man.
Uown the face welled a crimson stream
and the features ws re distorted with min
Saw an Indistinct Form.
11 uia not taie long foT the story to
sjirrau uruuuu tne neigiioornocxl, and a
watch had been held for several nights by
neighbors, curious, yet fearful, to see the
strange and terrifying sights. For blocks
around the residents have discussed the
one subject: -Is Dr Cronin's ghost haunt-
ins: me varison cottaire? ' M:ss Jennie
Siiva. who lives at 1U0 Lincoln avenue,
had heard of the terrible scenes said to be
enacted each ntirht at miilTiK-tit r,i .
companied by a frieod. Miss Macnie Tafft.
has been to the cottage. Miss Silva saw
the strange, white, indistinct form
tlirougn the windows.
A Snlrltumlif PntMMi
Miss Tafft. who k new T )r Pninin n-au
taken to the cottage at night by her friend
10 see wnetner sue could identify the form
as that of the dead man. The smnr was
too indistinct, however. Joseph E. Specht,
a norisi wno lives at l.ias Lincoln avenue
is a spintnalist and an educated man. He
is cf the firm impression that Dr. C-nin
has returned to earth, in the spirit form.
to point out his murderers. "I am a spir
itualist, and fullv believe that tiie Aextl ts-
turn to earth if they cannot rest," he said.
I am willing to nass anight intlm s,.
tatre nd find out what mess:lt.-e tb snirit
desires to leave to his friends. I have no
doubt that he has some important message
A Wterd Lieut Seen.
Mrs. Preiser, who lives at lTvS Ashland
avenue, savs she saw. while n;wssir, th.
cottage one niuht recently, a wierd phov
phorescint licht in one of the front win
dows, but, not b-inj anxious to explore
any mystery, stie hurried heme. Mr. Carl
son would not deny that stranire happen
lairs had been going on. Mrs. Carlson
volunteered some information as to what
stie nad heard, but a quick Ixk of admoni
tion from her husband stopjied her. The
ueighliorhoodjs greatlv exciti-d over t!;e
iiiie-ni uiaiuiestaiions ami tile tieopie
gather in crowds at about midnight to see
the Wviiiderf ul thiucs which are said to
DECISION IN A LIBEL CASE.
The suitor for ItamaKes Tuts ilit h:ir
acter 011 Trial.
NE'-v Yor.K. June PS. Yineent A.
Witcher is suing a newspaper for libel.
and tte deienoaut s attorney had the
plaintiff put on the stand. His attorney
objected to a question relating to his ca
reer in the army, but Judge McAd-im de
cided ;that it was proper. He said: -A
perscjn bringing a slander or liln-l suit in
effect puts his character cn trial. Char
acter is what the man is. Reputation is
what people think he is. In determining
whether character has been injured the
jury is entitled to know who the complain
ant is, where he belong, and how much
and what kind of c harac ter he h;us capable
01 injury, s. mat they may intelligently
fix its pecuniary value and the extent of
lujurv. i bis is trooa common sense
is well as law. When a person wants an
injury repaired it in always competent to
.vscertain the reasonable value. Juries al
vays consider this, and it is useless for
i-ourts to shut their eves."
The Law, as I'snal, Itnn from the Mob.
Tope K A, Kan., June 10. Saturday night
Ji mob gathered at Garden City to lynch
the Mexican in jail for cutting a boy's
throat hist week. The sheriff, hearing of
the plot, got a team and started with the
prisoner to the nearest railway station.
The mob gave chase and as the train gath
ered spued in leaving the station with the
s leriff and the culprit on board the ad
vance guard of the lynchers were distanced
t venty feet from the rear car.
Gen. Chlpnuui Uemtnd.
Chicago, June Id The boaard of con
trol, representing the national commis
si m of the World's fair, by a unanimous
vote yesterday, rdected the nomination of
Gai. X. p. Chipmsm, of California, as
cl ief of the department vt horticnlture.
The other nominations wese confirmed. A
jo nt meeting of the local directory and
the board was held later and it is proba
ble that WilKam G. Forsyth, of Cali-fo:-nia,
will look after horticulture.
Tried to Kill HU Wife.
ST.PETEiI?Minn.,Junelj. August Yogt,
at Ottawa, made a desperate attempt to
kill his wife jesterday. fie got up and
got abatohetand struck his wife twelve
tin.es, cutting her severely.on the head
head and shoulders. The children went
for assistance, and while they were gone
Yot gut a rope and hanged himself to a
tre near the house. Jealousy was the
came. -The woman tuav reaever.
Tbe IMptomaas Leave Cnleago.
Chicago, June 16. After another day of
sigl tsaeing and visiting the foreign min
isters who have been visits mr r.hhi HHr
since Friday last, departed for Washing
ton City br the PennsvlvaniA limits t. k
o'clock yesterday afternoon.
lot. KrMPHKEVs' spEcu-ics are seienfflcaiK and
earefuliy prepared preserlutKos : ued tor m&ay
yoars In private practice with su?eess jji'l forever
thirty yean ttied l.y the pei pie. Everr slniie Spe
cific is a special cure fur h? atoease named.
Ibeee StcidM cure wlihoui (iruvu. porir
big or reducing the srstem. fcnd areih fact and
deed the guverelgn remedie of the World.
UfT PF PRISCIPAI. SOS. CTEES. PRlrES.
1 revers, cntrnnn. luunitttra.., ..'j
v erns, wi-raievw. onu coin? .
3 t ryina Clir,orTeelhiicot IcfaiiU
4 fliarrhea, of Children or Auulrs....
I Oyaeaterv, Griping. Buion Coilc-...
6 Chelera Morbns. Vomiting
Igla. Toothache. Facearbe
ff lieaaaeaea, sicaueauacoe, erugo
JO Ilyppepaia, BUir-ns Stomaeb j
11 Knppreaaed or Patnfnl l'erlods. .2
J-2 AVhftea, too Prt f ue FeHeds -J
3 roar, Couvh. Difficult Breathtn ...
1 1 tall Itheam, Erytifeiat. Eruptiuiu. .2
J -J Hhramatltni, theujustlc Pains.... .1
tot ever ana A y e, c nuis, auaana ou
IT Piles, Blind or bleeding .0
IH ('Btarrh, Inflnenia, CcJdliitheEead .-JO
30 Whoeptnt; Coach, Viele ct C'oushs. .50
lit (General Debility. 1-hysivai WealuuM .5U
'i7 Kidney Ttieae 50
5S ervo Debility 1.00
30 I rinary Weakneia, Wetting Bed. .30
32 Uiaeaaesef theUeart.PBiwtatlonl.OO
SolJ by Irngctw. or tent no tpald on receipt
of price. Ha. Hcsphexvs' Mil'il. (141 pacer)
richly bound In cleth and gold, mailed tree.
HT7MFHHEYS' MEDICINE CO.,
Cor. WiUiam and John Streets, New York.
$100 And Upwards
CA3 BE IXTBPTED If
A POSITIVE AMD SAFE
I 5 per Cent
Dividend Paying Stock.
Fall particular acd
Provpertns can be bad
on application or a-ldreMinj;
S- L. SIMPSON. Barker.
64 Broadway, N. T.
AGENTS OP EVERY KIND
Insnrance, Fraternal Order, book or otherwise.
Member fel fliO in one year. They pay bnt (1
a week. Anybody cm icake at the lowest f!37
each week e&eily. Everybody wants a certificate,
becaoe for each member tter brlr.2 in thee ret
thtslr I10O a month earlier. This is a good thlLe
and don't mistake it. Addre-s
J. L. UNVERZAGTi BecreUry.
lVVtst LciikiUin at., Baftlaore, Md.
VTyomimr let. It's the coming citv of Wyom
lair. Has waterworks, electric lijrht. flouring
mills. Located in the parJen of Wyomintr-
BlTHllloed t ht nrip Ttnr a 1 1 1 ron nf thu rniiul
Mute in rcr maps and further lnfor.
raation app:y to
Jt TIIOM. Buffalo, Wyo.
-NEW MUSIC HOUSE-
No. 1804 Second Avenue.
Housel, Woodyatt & Co.,
This firm have the exclusive sale for this county of tL
Fieirjos eird Org;a,rs.
WEBER, DECKED BROS., WHEEL0CK,
ESTEY, AND CAMP & CO.'S PIANOS,
And the ESTEY, "WESTERN COTTAGE and FAR
RAND & YOTEY ORGANS.
tr"A full line also of smaJl Muiical nvrchandioe.
Proprietor of the Brady Street
All kinds of Cot Flowers eocsiattly od hand.
Green Ronwt Flower Store-
One block north of Central Park, the largest in Ia. 304 EraJy street, Darenport, Iowt.
A NEW DEPARTURE!
EVERY ONE A LOT AT HIS OWN PRICE.
In order to celebrate the Fourth of Julj- in a fitting manner, the Schnell Syndicate
will sell at public sale all of out lots Twenty-five and Twenty-six in the city of Rock
Island, being about SO town lots situated bn and south of Ninth avenue between
Twenty and Twenty-fourth streets. This cornpiises some of the best "residence por
tion of the citj, and will be sold at auction on the Fourth of July, and the following
Monday in parcels or lots to suit purchasers. Terms one-fourth cash, balance on'
time to suit purchaser at seven per cent. This gives a grand opportunity to our citi
zens to acquire homes at their own price and on their own terms. " The syndicate have
commenced a sewer to extend from Twenty-fourth to Twentieth street and expect to
have it completed before the Fourth of July. The sewer is to ?arry off flood waters
coming down Ninth avenue and Twenty-fourth street, and will make the property as
dry as any in the city.
Sale to commence at 10 o'clock a. m. on the Fourtlvday of Julv and con
tinue till all are sold. A cash deposit of $2 f will be required of all purchasers at sale.
HARRIS & WILLIS, Auctioneers.
: ARRIVING NOW.
We art openlnetoa most eompteU Una of Hartwara ipadaltloi trar ate to Baak
Ialaod beatde ow regular rock of atapl tad tmlldn Biitwwa
and Mechanics' toola.
Pocket, Tables Kitchen Cutlery,
Nails, Stem. Goods, Tinware, Stoves, Etc.
iram.ruinrutrarroot rOtera, Xccmoay TmnacM, ta
aa aaw iroa won. nomctns. CniTimnltMM mji tki
wotk, rlomMng, Coppersmlthlng acd Gteaa TrtOnf .
BAKER & HOUSMAN,
1823 Second avenne,;Rock Island.