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THi ABGUB. WEDNESDAY, EP EMBEK 2, 1891.
No News Yet from Our Minis
ter to Chili.
rOTJK DAYS WITHOUT A DISPATCH.
Action on the Recognition of the Ke
Order of Things Awaiting Hit Report
B I Probable Retirement National
Financial Affairs Tbe Balance Sheet
for Angnxt and the Bond Kxtension
Matter Ordered Back for Violating
the Alien Labor Law.
Washington, Sept. 2 Where is Min
ister Egan? The question is on the ,
tip of every tcngue in Washing j
ton. Diplomates meet one another i
la 'their coldly elegant style and im
mediately inquire: "Any news of Minis
ter EganV A shaka of the hea.l is the in
variable reply. The chief of the depart
ments meet, shake hands and ask: "Any
thing of our minister to Chili?" An
other shake of the head Politician, cit
izens in private life inquire: "What's be
come of Efjanf But no answer is re
turned. It is no exaggeration to declare
it to be the question of the day. The
newspaper correspon'leQts are busy with
their sharp-pointed pen seeking to un
ravel the snarl of tbe mystery, bu, with
The State Department Doesn't Know.
And neither does inquiry at the start
department produce any more satisfacto
ry tnowledga. The question there is as
Interesting and unanswerable as any
wfcere else. Assistant Secretary Wharton
doesn't know where Minister Esjan is, nor
what to think about his silence. The de
partment officials are anxiously waiting
to hear from him. Not a word has been
beard from him since his dispatch of .four
days ago announcing that an unimpor
tant battle had been fought, but failing
to mention or to indicate that Balmaceda
bad been defeated and his government
overthrown. Wharton sngeests that com
munication has been cut off, but the navy
officers down there find no difficulty in
Han a Serious Aspect.
The incident has its funny side. But it
has a most serious one as well. Until
word has been received from Ean this
government must continue to recognize
Balmaceda's regime. Official procedure
requires it. The envoys of the junta must
remain unrecognized. "Until wt hear
from our minister in Chili," said Mr.
Wharton, "we can do nothing.. When he
notifies us that a government has been es
tablished instead of Balmaceda's then we
shall decids what to do, what minister to
accord to the government, and what ao
tion to take toward recognizing the repre
sentatives of tbe Chilian government."
But nothing will be done until Minister
Egan says "when."
'. The Future of the Minister.
The general opinion here is that while
the department will take no steps at
present looking to tbe recall of Minister
Egan he will eventually retire from his
diplomatic post. This step may or may
not be made necessary by the result of an
inquiry as to his relations to the Balma
ceda government and his failure to prop
erly post the department regarding the
recent victory of tiie congress party, but
is apt to come about simply from the fact
of his unpopularity with the present
FINANCES OF THE NATION.
A Net Reduction of the Iebt of Over 5,
500,000 Income and Outgo.
Washington, Sept. 2. The monthly
public debt statement issued from the
treasury department yesterday shows a
reduction in the debt during the past
month of S5,581,S!5. There was a reduc
tion of $1,091,216 in the non-interest bear
ing debt, and an increase in the surplus
cash in the treasury of $4,4tft,i79 during
August. The aggregate of interest and
non-interest bearing debt Sept l.less flX),
OOO.Wtfl gold reserve and ii0.i;;4,:j!'4 net
cash balance or surplus, was MJ.'.Kj.WT,
and of this amount jt'10,50!l,4'3) is interest
bearing debt, made up of frVVy.GuU.iKO 4
percent, bonds, ,,"T,!ij3,40J 4 j per oeut,
bonds, and $-"J.9iri,bIJ(J 4 per cents, contin
ued at 2 per cent
Receipts and Kxpenditnrek.
Government receipts from all sources
during August aggregated $ii$4.851,
against f:i.C07,449 in August, l-rJU. Cus
toms receipt.-. wcre?lii,l(H.ti74. naainst ;' .
315,79 in August a year :ii-o: iniernnl
revenue receipts were t-i-J.."0l.vJS, ngainst
SlS.&oT.KYi in August. 1J. and receipts
from miscellaneous sources were L,1'7.
477, against $1.0:13.177 iu August, IS.iO.
Expenditures during the two months of
the current fiscal year aggregated ,,,
052, against S7i,2oi,tlL'9 iu July and Au
gust, THE FOUR-AND-A-HALF PER CENTS.
The Limit of Time for Wlndomlzing"
To Be Extended Thirty Day.
Washington, Sept. 2. Bind extension
operations at the treasury tip to the close
of business yesterday have resulted in the
refunding and extension of about 25,0(10,
(W0 of the rutctanding i)i per ceutsut2
percent. This leaves, in round numbers',
f25,0tKI,(Kl0, the last of the 4.vf per cent,
bonds presentable for redemption today
or later. Secretary Foster, however, will
today put out a circular continuing the
time for extending these bonds indefinite
ly, or subject to further notice.
Can Meet All Remands.
But this probably will not last more
than thirty days. Treasury officials think
that .from 5,000,000 to 10,000.000 more
may be exteuded at 2 per cent, under this
continuance circular before the month is
out. Id any event Secretary Foster an
ticipates no great pressure uiku tbe treas
ury, and not tbe least embarrassment to
meet the demands during the month for
the redemption of these unexteuded and
Those Chilian Refugees.
Washington, Sept. 2. Concerning the
Balmacedists on board Admiral Brown's
vessels at Valparaiso, it is said at the
state department that they are political
refugees and as such have a right to pro
tection from this government, and while
they are on board the American duet they
are on United States territory and there
fore have the privileges of United Slates
Invited to Meet at St. Petersburg.
WA8HJSGTON, Sept. 2. At the meeting
yesterday of the international congress of
geologists a formal invitation was read
from the Russian Geological society re
questing th. triennial meeting of tbe con
gress in 18tf7to be held in St. Petersburg.
Accompanying the invitatpon. wis a re-,
quest , from the czar seconding it. The
next meeting will be beld in Switzerland,
in island then the question of accep
tance will be decided. -
Angnst Report of the Mints.
WASHIN6T0N, Sept. 2 The total coin
age of the mints during the month of
August was 12.6S1.000 pieces of all kinds,
valued at. 3,718,400. Gold valued at
$1,840,000 was coined; 1,1M),000 staudard
silver dollars, and 5,840,000 dimes were
also coined; the silver coinage of the
month amounting to 1,764,000.
Whitfield Sick from Overwork.
Washington, Sept. 2. First Assistant
Postmaster General Whitfield is quite a
sick man, as a result of overwork. He is
suffering from nervous prostration and
unable to leave his room. It is his inten
tion, as soon as he is able, to go to Michi
gan and enjoy - rvst.
The Goverwsr.ent Fair Buildings.
Washington, Sept. 2. Assistant; Sec
retory Xettletoa raid -yesterday that :t
was probable that all tha bids for the erec
tion of the governmoot buildings at ths
Chicago World's exposition would 5
rejected as excessive, and iew p-opos.i
Will Be .Wl Back to France.
Washington, Sept. 2. Immigrant Com
missioner Owen ha-t dlrectei that C.
Revel, imported by Ilavid Mrers. of Prtts
burg, X. I., from Paris, Frauce. be re
turned to France, as no came to this coua
try under contract.
Froctor Going on an Inspection Tour.
Washington, Sept. a Secretary Proc
tor will leave Washington the latter part
of this week to be absent for several wee.s
on a tour of inspection of army posts :a
the west and northwest.
TEN THOUSAND MEN INVOLVED.
A Great Strike of Workers in Glass In
augurated. PlTTs-BURG, Sept. 2. A strike of window-glass
workers, which will throw fully
10,000 people out of employment, was of
icially declared yesterday., It will con
tinue at least seven weeks, and if neither
Kide makes concessions will continue
"onger. A meeting of the sub committees
itppointed to settle the wage d.ffcreuces
was held yesterday afternoon. At the
meeting last week tbe manufacturers, in
a spirit of harmony, withdrew their de
mand for a 10 per cent, reduction, and
agreed to pay last year's wages, the work
ers having agreed to recommend some
thanges in som of the rules. At yester
day's meeting the workers' committee re
fused to withdraw their demand for an in
treasein gatherers' wages, and recall.d
their consent to the change of some of t.ie
rules. Xo settlement can now be had for
THEY WALLOPED THAT BOY.
The Kansas Flan of Administering Cor
TorEKA. Kan.. Sept. 2 Last Thursday
evening John M. Roendyke, a farmer liv
ing near Meriden. attempted to chastise
bis 17 year-old son William, who refused
t work. The boy resisted, knocking his
father down and treating his mother
aad sister, who interfered, in the same
manner. Sunday night abvat twenty
farmers with white masks gathered at
the Roendoke homestead and took the
boy to a fence, strapped him to a post and
then gave Ciiu about 100 lashes wiih
horsewhips and threatened to deal even
more harshly with him in the future if he
d.d not go to work and treat his father re
s;ectfully. The Grain shortage in Germany.
Xew York, Sept. 2 Colonel J. B.
Montgomery, nf Oregon, has jut returned
from Germany, and is now at the Fifth
Avenue hotel. He was asked about the
crop failure in Europe and said: "The
crop failure in Europe is general, and dis
tress is sure to fullow. I:i eJermauy there
will be shortage in the grain crops of 33
per cent., or just 1(X), Out .,( bushels'"' ne
p-edicts that wheat will be il.&O ptr
Race Records at Chicago.
Chicago, Sept. 2 The winning horses
at Hawthorne yesterday were- Sunshine.
Ji'mile, 0:51; Lizzie D., mile, 1:17 J;
E'hel, I mile. 1:43V. Horace LelanJ. ,i
in.le, 1:1; Helter Skeiter. mile. 1:33.
At (Jarfuid part: Jim Gray, f4' mile,
1:"CV: Argenta, 1; miles. Glenoid,
mile. i,03V, Linlithgow, m, miles.
1:."4'V Ernest race, 1 mile, l:!-"S..t; F.iir
K ug. ;'4 mile. 1:15 a.
Took l ive lcn tu Arrest llim.
Kalamazoo, Mich., Seps. 2. Michael
Stevens, 2-.S years old, made a murderous
assault on his father near this city Mon
day niiiht. Yesterday morning Deputy
SleritT St ruthers and bfc assistant went
to arrest him. He fought like a demon,
and three more officers were summoned.
Fc r some time he held the live men at b"v,
but finally surrendered. Every officer
be irs the marks of Stevens' aault.
The Wealth of New York State.
Albany, Sept. 2. The state loard of
eq talization met at noon yesterday in the
capitol and issued the annual table of
equalization of the sta:e. The total np
pr; lined value of real estate is 3-,f;'J7,J4,ii7J
an 1 the total equalized value the same.
The total of real and personal property is
Fatal Collision at Detroit.
llETKOIT, Sepl. 2. The steam barges
Mcrley and Jenks collided yesterday, and
thiee persons were drowned, the Jeues
sinking. The dead are: Mrs. Peter Ek
bert, wife of the captain of the Jenks; Al
bert Jacob, of Port Clinton, O, who was
the second engineer, and "Jim," the fire
man, who shipped at Port Huron Mich.
Fought Over a Woman at a Dance.
PITTSBURG, Pa., Sept. 2. Austin Reed
was killed on a dancing platform at Ross
Grove yesterday by being stabbed near
the heart by Elmer Malone. Tbey fought
over a woman with whom Reed was danc
ing and who Malone claimed as a partner.
Joseph Farbacher, who took Reed'B part,
vat dangerously stabbed in the back.
Two Men Probably Drowned.
MARBLEHEAD, Mass., Sept. 2. William
O. Tncker and William Garvin, who left
heri on Aug. 18 in a dory for a trip along
tbe coast, have not been heard from
since the 20th inst., when they put in
at Annisquan, and it is feared they have
Gov. Fifer Goes to Gettysburg.
Cue AGO, 8-pt. 2. Governor Fifer left
yesterday for Gettysburg battlefield to
take part in unveiling an Illinois soldiers'
World's Fair People to, Tackle
Bid APPROPRIATION TO BE ASKED.
A Matter of Seven Million Talked of at
Freaent, and the National Commieinn
to Take the Business In. Haud Tbe
Money to Take the Form of a Loan t-e-enred
nv the "Bos Receipts" Some
Comments on the Proposition.
Chicago, Sept. 2. Congress is to be
asked to loan tbe World's Columbian ex
position 5,000,000, at least, and perhaps
7,000,OUO. That is th decision of the ca
tional commissioners, and the Chicago di
rectors are giving them strong moral sup
port. For two days a speciat committee
Las been holding sessions, discussing the
best poliey to pursue in getting the loan.
This committee is composed cf Gener 1
St. C'.atr, of West Virginia, and George
V. Massey, of Delaware, both influential
members of the national commission; Pt
rector General Davis aad Directors Gg?,
Baker, and Jyffery. AH are agreed :hit
congress ought to make the loan, bur. !.ov
to get it is the question now under d:s
cnssiju. Jnries of Awards Are Contly.
The subject was brought up at the last
meeting of the board uf control, when the
question of paying the juries of awards
was considered. The a?t of congress says
teat ail med.ils, awards or prizes that are
pivec to exhibitors shall be distributed
ender the tupervision of the national
commi-sion. A very brief discussion of
this subject developed the fact that these
juries of awards will be an expensive ad
junct to the exposition. From 000,0J0 to
700,000 will be required to pay competent
jnrors As the awards are to be made by
officers of the government, it was agreed
without debate that the government
ought to pay them.
Which Lead to Something FJtie.
This t pened the question of further ap
propriations by congress, and that is how
the whole subject came out yesterday.
The special committee having it in charge
will probably report today or tomorrow
at the session of the national board. Presi
dent Baker has issued a call for a special
meeting of the Chicago directors to receive
the report that will be made and discuss
every feature of it. President Palmer Is
in favor of the loan. He believes that con
gress should deal generously with the ex
position and give it unequivocal nation
ality. In this position he is sustains!
with enthusiasm by a large majority of
the commissioners who are now in the
city to attend the session which begins
Soon Fonnd a Precedent.
Many members go even further than
does President Palmer, and declare that
congress sho aid make an outritrht appro
priation of at least 5.000.000. "We have
a precedent for asking liberal assistance
from congress," said President Palmer,
"and that is one strong point in our favor.
The government advanced 1.500, WO to the
Philadelphia centennial. Nobody was in
jured by that loan, the public fnnds were
not reduced r.nd tiie centennial was im
mensely benefitted. Why, then, mgy not
we, who are building an exposition to
commemorate the discovery of this coun
try, go with propriety to congress for a
loan or an appropriation and expect gen
erous recopnr. ion.
They All Favor a Loan. Hr
General St. Clair and Commissioner
Massey have been selected to present the
report of the conference committee to the
commission. Tbey are heartily in favor
of the proposition. Vice President De
Young favor the loan and will exert his
influence for it. Judge E. B. Martindale
agrees with President Palmer and the
other commissioners. "We ought to get
trreat assistance from concress," he said,
"and I believe we will " Director Jeffrey
says: "We have secured by popular sub
scription almost ti.W, ooo. The city of
Chicago has issued bonds for iri.OoO.OOO
more. When all is finished we will have
produced not a Chicago or an Illinois ex
position, but a world's exposition, recog
nized, approved, and sanctioned by the
government," and he argues that Unrle
Sam should cive something more than his
sanction. The loan is to be secured by a
mortgage on the receipts for admission.
Faying X'p Their Subscript ions.
Yesterday's record in Treasurer Seeber
ger's oflice eclipsed all previous ones so
far as receipts were concerned. More
than $2O0.0H' were paid in on subscrip
tions. The Rock Island Railroad com
pany paid 30,000, the Chicago, Burlington
and Quincy and the Chicago, Milwaukee
and St. Paul 15.000 each and the stock
yards company 19.500 "The receipts of
Monday ran away ahead of the figures we
pave out," s -id Treasurer Seeberger. "I
thought $150,000 would cover them, but
the anioun was swelled to more tl 'tn
l'.t.",0oO by .lie inte collections. This
makes almost 40).0jm in two days."
BALMAC'DA REPORTED DEAD.
Alleged to Hare lieen killed on Kis
Flight from Chili.
New York, Sept. 2 A report has
reached this city from Santiago that Bal
maceda had been killed in the mountains
while trying to effect his escape. Accord
ing to the story Balmaceda left Santiago
on Saturday night before the rioticg com
menced. He took hiR family with him
and carried a great deal of personal prop
erty, including a considerable sum of
money and some valuable jewels. When
he reached a point a few miles out
side of the city he and bis family aban
doned tbe carriages in which they had
been traveling and ttook a special train
which was in waiting to convey them to
Los Andes, northeast of Santiago.
Shot bj a Mnleteer.
Here BalrAaceda left bis family and
with a companion started on Monday
night to make his way across the mount
ains his ultimate purpose being to reach
Buenos Ay res. The wevther was bitterly
cold and tbe snow on the ground made
traveling very difficult. Tuesday
morning the muleteers began to
grumble and wanted to tarn
back, as tbe weather was becoming
so severe and the snow so deep that they
feared they would lose their lives. Bal
maceda, knowing that almost certain
death awaited him if he returned, refused
to turn back, and ia a fit of passion struck
one of the muleteers, who retaliated by
drawing a pistol and shooting him dead.
A Landlord Shoots Uis Tenant.
Jacksonville, Fla., Sept. 2. Henry
Hutchinson was shot and killed by Will
iam Boulware. bis landlord, at Melrose.
near here. Both parties are white. . Tbe
hooting grewvout of a quarrel over the
payment of rent. - '
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Surety on Bonds.
Those whoare required to give bonds to posi
tions of tract, and who Genre to svoid asking
f needs to become their rnreries. or who may wish
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No. 1804 Second Avenue.
WOOD YAH BROS
This firm have the exclusive sale for thi
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v coca,, UilvKiS JL5KU3., WHEELnrr
And the ESTEY, WESTERN COTTAGE and FAR
RAND & VOTEY ORGANS.
fWA full line alfo of small Musical mcrchatidiee.
J. T. O'CONNOR, Proprietor. '
No. 117 E;cht"eni!i St.
This new Sample Room it tow open for hnsitcsB. The best of Wire-, L;qC 3
Imported Cigars always on hand.
Ws are yentea'tas meet complete Bae of HaraWsrs spuUlfl I
Island beside ear rejralar rook of staple aad buTMsis 1
and Mechanics tools.
Pocket, Table 35 Kitchen Cutlery,
Nails. Stuel Goods, Tin-wars, Stoves, Eto.
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BAKER & HOUSMAN,
1823 SfcoDd avenue, Rock Islai;d-
Eti!e of Ronalie Hartnapcl, Deceased. '
The under icned having been appoiuti-d admin
ietraior of tbe estate of Koea.ie liartn.iui-1,
late of the county of Rock Iehmd, MAle
of Illinois deceased, hereby gives notice that he
will appear before the county court of Kock
Island county, at tiie office of the clrrk of said
court, in the city of hock It-land, at the Octo
ber term, on the 'first Monday in ocio!er next,
atwilcn time ad persons having claims asrainst
said estate are notified and requested to attend,
fnrtbe purpose of having the same adjusted. All
persons Indebted to said estate are requested to
make ionmedlate payment to the undersigned.
Dated this 13th day or Au,n?l, A. D., ldvl.
J. K. JOHNSTON. Administrator.
OTICK OF FINAL SETTLEMENT.
Estate of William Farrell. Deceased.
Public notice is hert by given that the under
signed. Catherine E. Farrell. has this cay filed her
final report and settlement as euch in tne county
court of Rock Island county, and that an order
has been entered by said court approving the said
report, unless objections thereto or came to the
contrary be shown on or before the 9lh day of
August, A. D. 1891. and upon the final approval cf
said retort the said Catharine K. Farrell will ask
for an order of distribution, and will also ask to
be discharged. All persona inteiested aie notified
Rock Island, 111.. Anfust 22, 1861.
CATHERINE K. FARRELL.
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