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ROCK ISLAND, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 1891.
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6Some men are born great,
Some achieve greatness, and
Some have greatness thrust
Upon them." SHAKSPE ARE.
But it's different with their clothes.
They are mostly born without clothes.
Nearly all have clothes thrust upon
them when they are small, afterward
they have to achieve their clothes.
Some achieve good clothing and some
don't; it's owing to where they buy it.
Those who buy the London Clothing
Company's Clothing get the best. It is
easier, too, to achieve the London Com
pany's clothing; it costs less. People
are getting weary of paying for the
name of having their clothes tailor
made when they can get them so much
better of us for a great deal less money.
The London Clothing Company has
achieved its reputation through intrin
sic worth, and merits the esteem of the
People by its better values. We think
we have achieved the heighth of excel
lence in our Fall Goods,- -pattern, style
and quality all the best. Values better
London Cloting Company.
Alleged Negotiation of a Treaty
WANTS FREE ENTEY FOE HER STJGAK
And Make. Valuable Concessions a to
Our Products to Obtain the Same
After Jan. 1, 1802 What Secretary
Wharton Says Superintendent Porter,
or the Censns Iturean, Writes Some
Salty Comments on a New York Herald
Publication Capital News Notes.
Washington-, Oct. 13 It is current re
port here that a commercial treaty has
been negotiated with Germany by which
in return for the free entry into the United
States of her beet sugar, Germany makes
Important concessions in the matter of
tie entry into her territory of agricultural
and other products from the United States.
It is stated that the negotiations havo
biieu completed, but under the law they
innot go into effect until Jan. 1, 1803.
TJ-.e proviso under which President Har
rison has been acting is contained in the
ttriff of 1800, section B, schedule N, which
a ithorizes the president to reiuipose the.
duty on sugars and other free articles im
ported into this country from countries
which impose what he may consider unjust
exactions on the importations into those
countries of any of our product-. This
reim position cannot take place before Jan.
Germany Ei&peclally Anxious.
Under this section the president, about
Jan. 1 nest, can impose the duty on Ger
man beet sunr, which finds an extensive
market here. Germany has been espec
ially anxious to make a treaty, since one
has been uiarie with Spain to allow
Cuban sugars and other products to come
in. Up to Jan. 1 the United States can
do nothing in the matter, but Germany at
once saw its advantage in making a
treaty now, so that it can go into effect
on the first of the year. Count von
Alumra began negotiations with the
state department and through Secretary
Kusk and Gen. John . roster, acting
for the state department, the treaty has
been brought to a successful completion.
Delay rn the Promulgation.
It was signed last month at Saratoga
when Gen. Foster and Count von Mnmm
paid an unexpected and hurried visit to
that place when President Harrison was
there as the guest of Mr. Arkell. The pa
pers nt tbat time mixed General Foster
up with Secretary Foster, and made the
visit appear as one to consult on bonds.
One proviso in the treaty, which has pre
vented the publication of the treaty, and
which will perhaps delay the promulga
tion of the full contents, is that Germany
claims the right to first announce the
signing and promulgation of the treaty.
At present German beet sugar comes into
the country free under the new tariff law,
and nothing ran prevent it until Jan. 1,
when the president is given power to shut
A Ground Hog Case with Her.
Just at this time Germany, with its
short wheat crop, finds that a free entry
of cereals from the United States will be
lieucficial, and, besides, she must have a
market for her enormous beet sugar out
put. The majority of her exports are to
the United States and Cuba. The new
treaty prohibiting these from coming into
America free will lose Germany her best
market, and so she is obliged, in in order
to save herself, to make the present agree
ment with the United States.
(Says Negotiations Are Still Pending;.
Assistant Secretary of State Wharton
said late yesterday afternoon that the ne-
giations between the United States and
Germany to secure tbe iree entry of cereal
products of this country into tbe German
empire, and tbe reciprocal admission here
of beet sugar from Germany free of duty
were still pending. He declined, however.
to intimate what reduction would likely
be made in the German tana on L nited
States grain products or what particular
cereals would likely be affected when an
agreement is reached by the two govern
SOMEBODY SEEMS TO BE LYING.
And Just at This Writing It Appears T
Be the New York Herald.
Washington, Oct. 11 Superintendent
Porter last night made tbe following re-
p'y to published criticisms about the
eleventh census: The New York Herald
of today says: 'It will take four or fire
years to complete the work.' I expect to
finish it all and have it ready for tbe
printer at the close of ISO?. The Herald
stys I have asked congress to appropriate
$-2,000,000 or $3,000,000 more, and with that
can get the work - about half done. My
last report to tbe secretary of the interior,
accessible to nil newspapers, asks for
1,000,000 to complete the work, including
the inquiry relative to mortgage indebt
edness, which was au extra inquiry, and
not included in tbe original appropriation
for the census. This is all that will be
Some Assertions About Machines.
"The Herald says: 'He the superinten
dent of census has 3,000 of tbe small
printing (punching) machines, on which
he owes $375,000, and has not paid a cent.'
Instead of (375,000 these machines cost
$15,00), and the census office does not owe
one cent on them. The Herald says: The
superintendent has 120 of the larger ma
chines, on which be owes a year and half
rent, which at 91.000 a year would be $180,
800, making the total indebtedness of the
bureau on these .machines (535,000, and
neither contract nor vouchers on file in
tbe treasury department to show it.' The
total indebtedness of the census office for
this purpose instead of being (055.000. as
shown by Tbe Herald, is not one dollar.
Vouchers are paid every month. Such a
turn is preposterous. If every machine
tontracted for was used for an entire year
Kfull rentftl the total cost could only
reach (70,000 per year.
Facts About Census Expenses.
"The Herald says that the census of 1S80
Cost 4,000,000. Tbe appropriations show
that the census, exclusive of nrintinir.
binding and engraving, coat (4,853,350.
. I - .
tue uuuuuiE. uiuujux sua engraving
(1,018,116, making a total ot f5,871,469 as
tbe cost of the census of 1880, including
printing, binding and engraving. Tbe
Herald says that the census hag 'already
cost one-third more than the census of
1880." The appropriation thus far for the
census proper, exclusive of printing,
binding and engraving, has been (6,400,
000. Of this amount at least $200,000 has
been expended for inquiries required by
tbe present census act which were Lot r-
q 'tired by other censuses, and about $3J0,
OjI remains unexpended.
Ccsls Less Than the Census of 1880.
''So, as a matter of fact, the present
census, instead of having already cost
one-third more than the census of 18M)
has cost (5.900,000, or about (l,0J0,0o0
more than the census of 18S0, or 1 36 cents
per capita as against 9.68 cents In 1880, or
a decrease of 0.32 cent per capita. As the
population during this period has in
creased about 25 per cent, the cost of it
should be made on the same rata. In
stead of having cost up to the present
time one-third more than the census of
1880, the census of 1893 has cost a trifle
less than tbe total cost of the census of
1MJ0 wonld have been had the same num
ber of population been enumerated.
Plenty of Funds on Hand.
"I expect to complete the census and
have it ready for the printer for less than
(3,700,000. Any other statement is false
and misleading. The Herald says: The
census appropriation has all been spent,'
which is not true. There is to the credit
of the census funds (885,000, and the ac
counts of tbe office are all paid to date.
Tbe only bills due are such as are in
transit or have not been presented. I have
sufficient money to continue all tbe nec
essary work until such time as congress
may make additional appropriation."
A Rasping Conclusion.
In conclusion in superintendent says:
"The statement that the charge that the
superintendent was interested in anyway,
direct or indirect, in the machines has
never been denied' shows the ven
om of this article. It has been
denied to a reporter of The Herald,
and is again denied and denounced as a
malicious libel and falsehood. Such sto
ries could only emm:ite from the same
sources that are willing to scandalize
honest, virtuous and hard-working women
who are compelled to earn a pittance in a
government office; women, too, with wid
owed mothers and families of orphans
and other dependent relatives to support;
women whose husbands and fathers
have given up their lives on the nation's
battlefield for of such are a majority ot
the census women clerks. And this is
what is called 'attacking the census.' "
CLUNIE IS FOR CLEVELAND.
He Thinks Grnver's Election Necessary
to Slake California Perfectly Happy.
Washington-, Oct. 13. Ex-Congressman
Clunie, of California, who is understood
to be a candidate for clerk of the house of
representatives, is in Washington. He is
not a "calamity howler," for he declares
that the people of California are exceed
ingly prosperous. But he is an enthusias
tic Cleveland Democrat. Among other
things Mr. Clunie said: "The great crops
of wheat are bringing in tbe ready money
that will put tbe state on its legs, meta
phorically speaking, and everybody will
be happy. But the acme of our happiness
will not be reached till Grover Cleveland
is again prtsideot of these United States.
Campbell for Second Place.
"Will be be renominated? As surely as
I am talking to you this moment. Koth
ing can hinder it. The voice of the people
is tbe voice of the deity and that says in
the clearest tones tbat Cleveland is the
only man to lead the party to victory in
tbe November ides a year to come. Who
will be second on tbe ticket? Governor
Campbell, certainly, if he carries Ohio, as
I believe he will. The expenditure of vast
snms of money by protected interests is
all tbat can beat him."
The Methodist EcnmenicaL
Washington. Oct. 13 The tnni for
the fifth day of the ecumenical Methodist
conference was "The Church and Her
Aceneiea Rishnh Vrts Knnka ,v,a
qualifications of a preacher which he pnt
uu uigu piane as migot nave oeen ex
pected, and was indorsed by Rev. John
Bond, of England: Rishnn F. !
others. The delegates to the conference
were.receivea uy me president at 1:30 p.
m. In the afternoon tha nrrsa wiw tha
subject of discussion, and it was noted
tbat the secular press bad made more
rapid strides than the religious press.
The Cattle on Thousand Hills.
Washington. Oct. 13 a luiiiotir,
sued by the census office yesterday on live
sioca on ranges snows tnat in June,
18U0, there were upon the ranges 517,1'J8
horses, 5.433 mules, 14,109 asses or bur
ros, 6,828,183 cattle, 6,076.902 sheep, and
. r- . i . i , . , ,
i,.iu amuc, wim taies oi uorses in ISSa
nmminlinir In t 41S 90S- f r-itL i?
613 712; of sheep, C.6t;u,603, and of swine,
t-7,13i Tbe total number of men re
ported upon ranges in care of this stock is
The Crusaile Against Alien Workmen.
Washington-. Oct. is Tmm;.-..,t
Commissioner Owen hits hwn infA,mmi
by Inspector De Barry, of Buffalo, that
tbe Union Dock compauy discharged four
Canadian carpenters last week and in
formed tbe inspector that they would dis
charge every alien working on their
docks. The same assurance has been re
ceived from the Western Transit com
pany ana me vtagner 1 'a late Car company.
Will Not Go Home to Tote.
WASHISGTON. Oct. 13 The nmM,ht
expected to go Icdianaoolia torot th
city election today, but he finds bo much
. a: . , I. - i . . .
vuiciai wurs. on nis nanos tnat be says
itwouiuoea sacriuce or puolie duty to
leave asumgion now. ,
Comparative Beeelpts of Customs.
Washington. Oct. 13 Tha r,nma -
ceiptsattue port of N'ew York for the
nrsi ten aays oi uctoDer were (2,884,556.
For the same days last rear they were 7 -
CarSeld. Park ttacea.
CHICAGO, Oct. 13. The races at Gar.
field park yesterday were won as follows:
Pendleton, mile, 1U6X; Cole Miller,
mile. 1:1; Maud Howards 1 116 miles,
t)W, Fan Kinir. mile, 1U5; Katur.b,
H mile, l:15Ji; Bas&anio, 1 miles, S hur
Ex-Governor Bigelow, of Connecticut
died at New Haveu yesterday.
Tbe government is about to begin a hy
drographic survey of the great lakes.
The subjects of the British empire num
ber, it is estimated, 3O7.0J0.O0O people. ,
The western brewers are holding a ca
tion ul convention at St. L'juU, with 250 '
delegates present. --
Burglars broke into the St Paul stav -tijn
af Waux 'ka, Wl.i., and rlflad t he ex
press and mail sacks.
Minneapolis, Omaha, and Xcv"York
are caididates for the next national He
publican convention. 1'-
An unknown man, about 45 years old,
apparently a tramp, drowned himself in -the
lake at Douglas park, Chicago.
Farmers in Montana are finding a new
source of profit in marketing the wild
flax indlge nous to that part of . tbe couia-tTT-
- . . ..f ( ,. ., .
William O. Heisen, aged 19 years.; th
on of a well-known citizen of Chicago,
committed suicide . at the Wellington
hotel. .. .. ... , r- ; .
Wtlliam Evans, secretary of the Hon
Wool Scouring company, of St. Louis, is
short (00,000 in his accounts. He la a,
fugitive. . ... . , .
The Wisconsin Press association to. th
number of 125, passed through Chrcage
last night en route for a tour of the soutj-
A. B,' Cavner. a prominent railroad
man, and second grand chief of the Broth-'
erhood of LiocomoUv Engineers, died at
nis nome in unicago.
There was a sbarn earthouake In San
Francisco and at other points in Cali
fornia Sunday night. Several buildings
were thrown down at Napa.
There is a strong belief at Washington
that Blaine will not resume his post as
secretary of state, and tbat John W. Fos
ter will get that portfolio. -
The public service committee of tha
Chicago real estate board has prepared a
report in favor of restricting the height
of all structures to 135 feet.
Exports of Canadian barley to tha
United States have declined" in the oast '
year from 10,000,000 to 4,800,000 bushels,
while exports to England have increased
Vessels crossing the Atlantic last week
were a day or two late in arriving at port,
owing to severe storms which caused tha
passengers great discomfort, but did no
THE MARKETS. :
Chicago. Oct. li ;
Following were the quotations on the board
of trade today. Wheat No. t October, "
opened 9ss$e, closed c; December, opened
V!Mc closed 3?sc; year, opened tfcwso, closed
WuJsc. Corn No. 2 October, opened fc.'Ho. "
closei 5tHc; November, opened IT&c, closed
sHc; year, o.iened 4&4C, closed tIJsc. Oata
o. X October, openel Z ic, closed 27gc;
November, opened S7H'". closed 27c; May, .
opened 344c closed SlVsc. Pork December. '
opened closed t&.?; January, opened
lii.B", closed lu.il Lard .November, opened
J6.47X, closed M.45.
Live stock following were the ml ana at
tbe Union Stocks yards today: Hogs Mar
ket rather active on packing and shipping- ac
count, but feeling rather weak, and prices
10c lower; sales ranged at is.iUjH.Vt pigs. .
f4.0ft34.80 light, t4.:ia4.o5 rough packing.-
f (.452.4.9.) mixed, and tl.a0ii.lS heavy pack
ing and shipping lots.
Cattle Market only moderately active on .
local and shipping account and feeling weak;
prices ror common and medium qualioea far:
vor buyers; quotations ranged at, $4.0U3W
prime to shipping Bteers. S4.49E5.iie goad' to V
fancy do, t&ii.t.3) common to fair do; fS-K V
4.tt butchers' ste?rs. tii&S.75 stackers; .
tiui4.iu 'lexans. jz.auwt.ai rangers, fajoari
3JU feeder-, ;,.5U&3.iO cows, 1 1.5K2 1.00 bulls
aad Jz.5Uifro.uu veal calves. . . . .
Bheep Market rather- active, tad price
unchanged; quotations ranged at t.Stt&M
westerns, Ki.505.00 natives, and t&SOItAM
Produce: Butter Fancy separator. 28329a
p?r lb; dairies, fancy freh, 23&33e: packing;
stocks, fresh, 2i&3,lfc. Egs-Lom ort. ll
19c per dor. . Jjve poultry Old chickens, S)ii
per 11k spring. 11c-. root-T, 5&5Jfo;. young
turkeys. 12,l-':-4c; old, lUu-Uc; darks, Sh8c;
sprinj, liluc; geese, trfUr&S.M p,T. do.
l'otaiuesVUome rown, 4t5no per sack;
Wisconsin aid Michigan, fair ts choice. a
33c per bu: sweet potatoes, Illinois, Jl.Wfc
i.i3 per ri; jcr.-eys, tl.OXiil.Hi. Apples
Common, f I D I per hul: good. SL5jpL7o; choice,
to fancy, i2.0 foJ.SX Cranberries Cape Ooi,
fancy, tt.O ,ti.:o per boL, common, tV7i&
New York. Oct. li
Wheat No. X red winter cash, tl.to'4; No
vember. Jl."; IJecember. Corn
No. mixed cash. 3Vir; October. elUc: No
vo mix-r, 61Kc: IWember, SSc. O.its Doll
but tte.i'ly: 'n - mixed cash, 4c: No
vemb r, ilfjs- I)-, c :r, 3 He. Rv Neg
lect t. i.i- - e i-1. Pork Steady;
new m . . I . . . i Ijird Quiet; Ie-cemb-r.
ii;-7; .1., , : r . r.'.i
Live Mock: .-.:; -:: r .-1 a-tive for all
gral-e at a i .-t :v - :' i r 1 llw; poor-
; n be-t nat -l. i".-v',lv Der KO
!; Tiiiiu mi ;.. ...... .:.n bulls
au! dry cjwa, j: 1 j i . . . .; id lAmbs
Slie.'A litci'ly i uc i.r u; jt r. active at av
s'uht a Ivau fro.u p rvina values; shesp.
l..-r(toij per 10) 1 j; lin:a5.5.50.-iJ. Hon
M arket eak; live ho?, tf.uita pu luu (be.
-which coems -
than Half the prie
of othr kind.
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& tUAL WILL POTE THIS. .
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