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ROCK ISLAND, TUESDAY, NOVEMBEK 10, 1891.
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Men's, Boys' and Children's
Gents' Furnishings, Hats, Caps, Etc., must
be disposed of -at once. Sale
now in progress
THE SEALING CASE.
An International Matter Before
the Supreme Court.
OUK PRIVILEGES IN BEHEING SEA.
Summaries of the First Day's Arguments
Questions Con cress Will Have to Set
tle When It Meets, and Which Will
Probably Make Things Lively Mills
and Springer Have Views on Tar Id
Legislation Which Do Not "Consist"
Washington-, Nov. 10. The case of the
schooner Sayward vs. the United States,
Involving the settlement of Important
points connected with the Behring sea
controversy, was called for argument be
fore the United States supreme court yes
terday afternoon. All the justices of the
court were present. Calderon Carlisle, of
Washington, opened the case for the Brit
ish government. He contended that the
supreme court had a right to go into the
merits of the case, and to give an opinion
on the extent of the jurisdiction of the
United States in Bebring sea. The--ca.se
was not a political one, as claimed by the
attorney general, but an international
Wants a Decision on the 69-Mile Limit.
In elaborating his argument Carlisle
said that no decision of the court could
interfere with the independence of con
gress. The court could, without express
ing any opinion on the question of
protecting seals, render a deci
sion on the question of a
fifty-nine mile limit. . He claimed that the
Alaskan judge before he signed his de
cree in the esse placed upon evidence an
opinion that warranted him then and
there in dismissing it. Carlisle contended
that in the exercise of power conferred on
the supreme court to issue writs of prohi
bition the court was directed to revise the
position of the court below. The supreme
court, he said, was a superior court call
ing to account an inferior court that had.
exceeded its authority.
. Not Limited by the Papers.
He made further argument thnt the
United States supreme court had juris
diction over all other courts. The supreme
court, he said, could go deeper into the
case than merely acting on the face of the
papers presented to it certifying the
decision of the Alaska court. The court
must not ignore the facts; it must not
simply examine the records, and he quoted
an opinion in support of this contention.
He believed, he said, that the case de
pended on the decision of a question of
law as to whether the revised statutes
forbade the killing of seal.
Is Not a Political Question.
The limits of marine territory in Beh
ring sea were not fixed, he said, by the
Russian treaty, but by the law of nations,
and it was an absolute prevision of that
law that this jurisdiction could not be
Changed, excepting by the concurrence of
nations. The attorney general had lost
sight of a most important point in the
case. He claimed that the question whs a
political one, and did not involve inter
national law. A question that involved
the liberty and property of foreign people
could never be a political question.
The Government's Position Stated.
Solicitor General Taft followed for the
United States. He contended that the
case was a political one, and that the
court had no authority to judge of it ex
cept on the "face of the proceedings cer
tified by the Alaska court, before which
the case came first. The "face of the pro
ceedings" did not, be said, show that there
was want of jurisdiction by the Alaska
court, and therefore that question should
not be touched on.
Stands Vpon the Statutes.
: He alleged that the seizure was made in
the waters of Alaska, and in that portion of
Behringsea belonging to the United States.
The other sile denied this, but the statute
Of March 3, 1SS, settled that the United
Statei had jurisdiction. He cited decisions
Of English courts to prove that unless the
point at issue was stated on the face of
the proceedings, prohibition could not
issue, and he insisted that the Alaska
court's finding was conclusive. It could
not be proven, he said, that the Sayward
when seized was not within the three
league limit. The government, he said,
did not deny that the jurisdiction of the
district court of Alaska and the venue of
the offense were judicial questions, but it
maintained that the question at issue was
a political one
A Statement of the Issue.
The case in controversy is that of the
Schooner W. 1. Sayward, a Canadian ves
sel seized by the United States in Behr
ing Sea for illegal sealiug supposedly
fifty-nine miles from any shore. The Say
ward was libeled by the United States dis
trict court of Alaska for taking seal in
Violation of the statutes of the United
States and the case came to the supreme
court upon a motion for a writ . of pro
hibition against the Alaskan court upon
the grounds that the vessel was seized
outside the jurisdiction of the United
States over the waters of Behring Sea.
The government, when the case first came
before the supreme court, denied the jur
isdiction of the court to consider the ap
plication for a writ of prohibition, but
the court held adversely.
Decided Against Indiana.
Washington, Nov. 10. The court of
claims yesterday in the case of the state
of Indiana against the United States to
recover t500,0O) expended by the state for
roads, decided adversely to the state of
Indiana. Ohio and Illinois have suits
pending, each involving a similar amount.
The decision in this case is precedent
which will be followed In the two other
QUESTIONS BEFORE THE HOUSE.
Some Matters Regarding- the Bales To Be
Washington, Nov. 10. One of' the sub
jects likely to cause a struggle in the
house of representatives, after the election
of a speaker and the appointment of the
various committees, is that of a change in
the rules. The Democratic members will
doubtless be unanimously in favor of
changing the rule regarding the counting
of a quorum by the speaker. The rule in
reference to the distribution of the several
appropriation bills among the various
committees, instead of consolidating all
the bills in tie committee on aoorooria.
tlons, mav also Oe changed, but the Dem
ocratic members are divided on thnt
point, as well as ou the rule providing
that 100 members shall constitute a
quorum in committee of the whole.
The Appropriation Kills.
It is the impression that the considera
tion of appropriation bills by different
committees has bad a tendency to largely
increase the aggregate amount of appro
priations, while if the committee on ap
propriations has absolute control of the
preparation of all the bills covering the
regular annual appropriations, pruning
here and there, reduc tions and economies
may, and altogether likely will, be made
in each. Leading Democrats contend thai
this is the only way iu which a billion dol
lars record can be prevented.
WHAT TO DO ABOUT TARIFF.
Springer and Mills Have Somewhat Dif
Washington, Nov. 10. There is a radi
cal difference of opinion between two of
the prominent candidates for speaker as
to the policy of the majority on the tariff
question duriug the coming session, and
this difference of opinion may become an
issue in the speakership campaign. "It is
the duty of the Democratic party," said
Mills yesterday, "to go before the people
in the next presidential election with a
tariff bill which shall present the Demo
cratic principle of a tariff for revenue."
Wants to Play the Trumps.
Springer's belief is that the preparation
of a general tariff bill would be bad party
policy, because it could not result iu leg
islation, and because it would expose the
party to attacks on numerous details,
which would neutralize all the advantage
gained on the strong points. He believes
that free wool, repeal of the compensatory
duties on woolen goods, free cotton ties,
free binding twine, free dye stuffs and
free lumber are trumps in the band of the
Democratic party, which it should play as
quickly and as advantageously as possi
ble, holding the more doubtful cards till
after the presidential election.
Death of a Hero of the War.
Washington, Nov, 10, Geperal Horace
Boughton, of Texas, died suddenly in this
city Sunday. For more than fifteen years
General Boughton had been almost an in
valid, having sustained partial paralysis
as a result of remaining all night in the
water while building a pontoon bridge
over the Little Tennessee river in order to
allow a division to cross to Burnside's re
lief. General Boughton was 58 years old.
Of Value to Exporters.
Washington, Nov. 10. The department
of state has just issued for the informa
tion of exporters a new edition of the
Dominican reciprocity arrangement, con
taining an alphabetical repertory or list
of all articles of American product or
manufacture entitled to free or favored
admission into San Domingo.
Hal ford Resumes His Duties.
Washington, Nov. 10. Private Secre
tary Halford resumed his duties at tie
executive mansion yesterday. He has
completely recovered from his late ill
ness. DECISION OF A NOVEL CASE.
An Old Negress Retained in Slavery
Twenty-five Years After the War.
Kansas City, Nov. 10. The court of
appeals yesterday rendered a decision in
the case of Eva Hickam, an old colored
woman, against the estate of the late Jo
seph Hickam, of Moniteau county, Mis
souri. Eva was a slave on the farm of
Hickam at the close of the war, but was
never told that she had been freed, and
for twenty-five years she worked on for
the family, believing herself still the
property of Hickam. After Hickam's
death in 1689 the woman received the first
inkling that she was not a slave, and that
she was illegally restrained of her liberty.
Itemandd for Trial Again.
She brought suit against the estate of
ber former master for 11,440 81 for ser
vices for twenty-four years aud five days.
KJa was awarded oue-half this amount,
but on appeal to the circuit court the
decision was revers d. Eda brought ttie
case to the court of appeals, and yester
day the court handed down a decision
reversing the lower court's decision and
remanding the case for trial.
Gotham After the National Conventions.
New York. Nov. 10 The Recorder de
votes a whole page to giving reasons rea
sons and interviews with prominent
men of both parties why the two national
conventions should be held io this city. It
says that the Madison Square garden has
a seating capacity greater than that of
any public halt or auditorium in the
United States, seatiog 12,000 persons;
that New York's hotels will accommo
70,000 guests, and that no increase in
rates would be made during convention
week. No rational convention has been
held iu New York since lxux.
Chicago Is In the Field.
Chicago, Nov. 10. A meeting of promi
nent Republicans was held at the Grand
Pacific yesterday afternoon, and a resolu
tion unanimously adopted urging the Re
publicans of Chicago Io use all reasonable
efforts to secure the next Republican na
tional convention for this city. The local
Democrats have not discussed the location
of the National Democratic convention
yet, but it is understood that an effort
will be made soon to have the convention
held in Chicago.
Killed by His Crasy Son.
Ozark, Ark., Nov. 10. J. C. Locke, W
years old, who was of unsound mind, was
killed in a most brutal manner by his son
Walter, 30 years old, a natural born idiot.
The son took umbrage because his father
called him "Bud," a name which he ab
horred, and attacked him with an axe,
first splitting his head open with a eudgel
and then smashing it to a jelly. Walter
is in jail. j
Races at Garfield Park.
Chicago, Nov. 10. The following are
the results the races yesterday at Gar
field park: Gamorra, furlongs, 1:15;
Annie Brown, V,i furlongs, l:47,1i; Blue
Banner, 1 1-ltt miles, 2:00; Clarion, 5'4'
furlongs, 1;13; Kimiui. 1 1-ltt miles, '2KW'
Muddy track and rain.
Took the Firm's Money Along.
TBEVERTox, Pa., Nov. 10. C. C. Ford,
recently employed by the Weiss Produce
company, baa aosconded and money ana
securities valued at ft), 000 are missing.
Mary Fletcher) Ford's sweetheart; is also
missing, and jjja'. impression is that she
has eloped wi'tbliiiu.
The Dastard Woman Asassin Again.
Los "Lunar, X. 'M., Nov. 10. While
Miss Adele Jaramillo was seated in the
station here Sunday night waiting for a
.train some one fired n bullet through a
window, killiug her instantly. A young
uiun who was iu love with her is sus
pected. Must Have a Fair Trial.
' ClTV or .Mexico, Nov. 10. The president
bits given orders to commanders of troops
on the northern frontier that no more
persons be shot or' punished without a
fair trial by competent authorities.
The river Neva is so blocked with ice aa
to impede navigation.
It is asserted that the Mafia Is in ex
istence at New Haven, Conn.
San Francisco is trying to secare one or
bath of the national conventions.
Rains have fallen generally throughout
the west, ending a long drought, .
Mattie Mitchell, daughter of the Oregon
senator, is to marry a French duke
Public meetings have been prohibited in
Brazil by the government of the dictator.
D-trliig six days of a run on the Five
Cent Savings bank at Boston (791,156 was
Work is being pushed night and day in
Uncle Sam's navy yards, but it does not
mean war. .
A monument toGambetta was dedicated
in Paris. The heart of the statesman was
deposited at its liase.
Buffalo G.tp, a village in the Black
Hills, was visited by a lire that destroyed
the business portion of the town.
The Brazilian province of Rio Grande
reported to have declared its independence
because of its opposition to the acts ot
Julia VTejnhJer, aged 23, of Chicago.'
was married Sunday afternoon to T. C.
Smith. By midnight she was a corpse,
ber death beUigcnused by dropsy. ;(
A cyclone passed over the Andaman
islands, iu the bay of BengalNov. 3. An
English vessel foundered, and of a crew
of eighty-three men only six were saved,
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Chicago, Nov. 9.
Board of trade quotations for toiay were
as fol.ows: AVheat No. 2 November, opened
W4C closed 655so; December, opened Wc,
cosed t7c; May. opened Sl.Ki;; closed $1.04.
lorn .no. z .November, opened (He, closed
!ic; year, opened 474c, closed 47ic; May,
opened 4)c, closed 45J-4C. Oats No. 2 No
vember, opened JSMc, closed 3iH December,
opened and closed &!u; May, opened 83c,
closed 33?&c. Pork -December, opened $8.3J,
closed 18.47K; January, opened $11.10, closed
ii..i;u.; mux. opened 111.44. closed
$H.i7i. Lsrd December, opened 13.07K.
closed J6.17. .-v-
Live stock Prices at the Colon Stock '
yards ranged aa follows: Hon Market
rather active on packing and shipping ac
count; feeling rather easy; prices 5&10o lower;
siles ranged at S-jAM pigs, $3.3523.70
lVht. $&4o&3. rough packing. $3.50&a.8S
mixed, and iS.TOJU.UJ Levy nackina and. I
shipping lots. , - i
Catt'.c Market fairly active on lor fit) and
shipping account, anl pri.-es steady and nn- :
changed; quotations ranged at $S.0uaJ!5
prune to shipping steers, $4.3 )Q5.tO good to
fancy do $3.UUu.4.0U common to fair do,$3.a4.
butchers' steers, $1.M&2.SJ stockers, t2.0ua3.lU
Texans, $03,4.63 rangers $X503.25 feeders.
Sl.ao&3.M cows, $1.25(&.75 bulls, and $2.SUd5.a
veal calves. . .
Sheep Market moderately active: prices nn-
chanfeud- quotations raagel at $-lSr2l.70
westerns, JAVJIU natives, and 1H.SJnsA.aO
lamoj. . ,
Iroduc Batter -Fancy separator. 28c tier
lb; dairies, fancy, fresh. 23iiic; packing
stocks, fresh, 14 0,1 5c. . E.-gs Fresh candled
lots off, 2Se per doz; Ice house stock. ltS184c.
Live poultry Old chickens, 7H&8 per lb.
si ring, 9c', roosters: 5c; mixed turkeys, 410e;
ducks, mixed. il.ic: geese, $"..& V5 J per do.
Potatoes Home grown. 40GL30c per sack: Wis
consin and Michigan common, 20&25c; good to
c rimce. ujjc per ou: sweet potatoes, Illinois,
$l-2j&l-& per bbl: Jerseys. $i AO 42.75. Apples ,
-Common, tUitl.Vi jr bbl; good. $1.75&2.UU;
choice to fancy, $2.2532.50. Crau berries -Caps
Cod, fancy, $ti.i0&7.U0 per bbl; Jerseys, $5. 75 A
Nr.w Yokk, Nov. 9.
Wheat No. 2 red winter cash. $l.UXk
4U.U"; December. $1. ?-. Januuary, $l.lu;
February. tl.lIK- Corn No. 2 'mixed
cash, 711;; November. ftc; December, 60c
Oats-Dull but steady; No. 2 mixed cash.
fWsO'1)'-: December, :s-. Kye Active and
une;t led: western Junuarv, S1.07; quotla'l
around at !. 1.4. K,rie - Ijnm acliw and
firm; No. 2 Milwaukee. 7n7c Pork Quiet;
new. in. ss. jhi.75. Lrd (juiet: DeccniUrr,
t.4'l; January, iti.tiu.
Live Stock: Cattle Trading dull and slow
at a dec-line on all grates of io.3 p.-r HXI I Ins;
pnore-t to best native steers. 8'i 7 " 6) per lttl
lbs; TiXKiis and Colorado, t3.lKdtJ.7i; bulla
aud dry cows, $1.12Jf'&2.tti. Shiep and Lambs
sheep, firm; lambs, active at an advance of
per lb; sheep. $3 5US( 4.7.ri per 1U0 lba: lambs.
t5.(irt.25. liogs Nominally steady; live
LESS THAN HALF THE:
PRICE- OF OTHER BRANDS
-r POUNDS,20 4
SOLD IN CANS ONLY
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