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KOCK ISLAND, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16. ISSfi.
Single Copies 5 Cents
Per Vitk ISM Cmu
I THE MLAfi
Entire stock was purchased at 50 CENTS ON
THE DOLLAR and now being sold at slaugh
tering prices. Eveiy dollar's worth of this im
mense stock is marked down 33 per cent, less
than first cost.
gest bargains ever known or
THIS STOCK MUST BE DISPOSED OP AT ONCE,
opportunity to secure the big
figures from the Books of the
, , Internal Revenue.
ESTIMATED 1H00ME FOR THE TEAS.
4 Big Oatpg?Yrora the Still and Beer
Vat, and Heavy Stock Left Over
Pradaet or Cane, So re hum and Beet
eugar and the Bounty That Will be
Called for Our Consumption of the
Article Per Capita A Qualified Con
flrraatioa of That Reported Move on
Washington, Not. 16. The annual re
port of Ioteroal Revenue Commissioner
Mason for the fiscal year ended June 30,
lbOl, has been made public The report
shows that the actual receipts of the
bureau for the year were $146,035,415. The
ommissioner estimates ' the receipts for
the current fiscal year at (150,000.000. Ri
ceipts from taxes on spirits during the
ptst fiscal year were $S3,335,963; from
tobacco and its manufactures, $31,796,270:
from fermented liquors, $2S,565,129; from
o'eomargarine, $1,077,921; and from mis
c l'aneous sources, $260,127. The cost of
collecting these revenues was $4,210,604.
During the past year 795 illicit stills were
seized or removed.
(rain Turned Into the "Demon."
The quantity of grain used in the pro
duction of spirits during the past year
wus 26,347,641 bushels, an increase of
1,144,720 ovtr the amount used in the pre
ceding year. The number of gallons of
spirits produced from gruin during the
year was 114,17S,0i7 gallons, an incvease
of 6,.V,957 gallons over the product
the prectdiug year, and 28,624,
71.'l gallons more than . the aver
age product for the last ten years.
During the last year 1,784,313 gallons of
rum were distilled from molasses, making
the total product of spirits during the
Stock of Tanglefoot on Hand.
An inspection of the tables presented iu
Commissioner Mason's report shows that
the quantity of spirits remaining in ware
houses June 30, 1891, is the largest on
hand at the close of any fiscal year. This
stock on hand has grown from 61,000,00o
in lbSS to 68.500,000 in 18S9 to 89,700,000 in
1S90, and finally nearly 113,000,000 iu 1S91.
Production of Sugar.
The commissioner reports that 739 per
sons in the United States intend to manu
facture sugar from sugar cane during the
present fiscal year under the provisions of
the bounty act, which made the bounty
payable on sugar produced on and after
July 1, 1891. These producers estimate
the production for the year at 672, 106,880
pounds on about 2a0,O0O acres of land.
Beet sugar producers estimate a produc
tion of 29,210,000 pounds on 12.744 acres
planted, and sorghum cane producers esti
mate a production of 2,500,000 pounds
from &.000 acres of cane. The commis
sioner estimates the production at only
502,000,000 pounds in all.
Amount of Bounty To Be Paid.
His estimate of bounty to be paid dar
ing the year is as follows: On cane sugar,
15,912,500; on beet sugar, $500,000; on sor
in bis report a great deal of interesting
ghum sugar, $40,000; on maple
sugar, $176,250. total, $9.62S750 Com
missioner Mason embodies informa
tion in the way of statistics re
specting the production, consumption and
sugar revenues iu this and other coun
tries. By these tables it is shown that
tbe United States ia a large consumer of
sugar, the people using more per capita
than those of any other country except
Per Capita Consumption.
The annual per capita consumption in
the United States is 62 6V ponads, against
74 8 pounds in England. In the
last fiscal year we imported
3.483,442,325 ponnds of sugar, val
ued at $105,601.4;!!. and produced 512,
261.539 pounds, or about one eighth of the
amount consumed. Of the amount im
p rted. Hill ,44057 ponnds were beet and
3,821 994,286 cants sugar.
THE SEIZURE OF HAWAII.
txacgerated" Story That Int
Very Much Exaggerated.
Washington, Xov. 16 The story tele
graphed from China that the United
States cruiser Charleston has been ordered
to go to Houolulu and seize the Hawaiian
islands is exaggerated. When Captain
Kautz, of the United States ship I'ensa
SDla, was ordered to Honolulu he had
orders that in case of revolution he should
land a force of marines and bluejackets
and bold the place to prevent. English 1
interests becoming dominant. It has long
been known that Mr. Cleghorn, father of
the Crown Princess Kaulauna. who is the
successor to the queen, is anxious that Lis
daughter should reach the throne in case
of the present queec's sudden death.
Intriguing with I'ncie 8am.
His recent visit to the Unitd States a
mouth ago, when he came to Washington
and bad a long, confidential conference
with the president, created the impres
sion here that Cleghorn, who is Scot by
nativity, feared bis countrymen might at
tempt to establish British rule over the
Islands in case ot revolution Or the death
of the sovereign. If that occurred then
bis daughters, chances for the throne
would be faint Indeed. Therefore the
canny Scot thought in prndent "to cast
an anchor to the windward."
Jest the Man for the Joe.
It Bust be said that for a quick move
ment requiring nerve, activity, and a
readiness to assume responsibility, no
officer of the United States navy- would
snore admirably meet the requirements of
each a case than Captain George C. Remy
of the Charleston. He is a Burlington
(la ) man and was appointed to the naval
aoademy in 1857. He is the youngest full
A captain in the service.
"' roster sa Bank failures.
WashingtoK Nov. 16. Secretary Fos
ter says that the recent bank failures do
not prove that the system Is defective, or
that Comptroller Laeey has neglected bis
duties. - It is impossible, he says, to have
a banking or any, other system perfectly
proof against fraud. , Mr. Foster says that
only about ten banks bare failed during
the past year out of 4,000, which be eon
aiders small percentage. It is probable
thai be will ask for snore 4aak nir
and'oetter pay lor tnem to secure a nigner
class of ability.
Chill Now Baa a Minister.
. Washington, Nov. 16. Ttia Chilian
minister.Senor Moott, was received by the
president Saturday, and told Mr. Harrison
that his mission was a peace mission,
and that he relied npon the. kindness and
good will of Uncle Sam to second his ef
forts in that direction. In reply the pres
ident told Mr. . Montt bow desirous the
country was to remain at peace with all
the worhj. and how completely neutral
we had bci during the late Chilian un
pleasantness. The president alluded to
"the diplomatic questions now somewhat
urgently awaing a settlement,' but the
gentlemen separated with mutual expres
sions of regard, and trust for a peaceful
Fmallpox Epidemic In Georgia.
Wabiiingtok, Nov. 16. Surgeon Gen
eral Wyman, of the Marine hospital serv
ice, yesterday received a letter from the
governor of Georgiacalling attention to an
epidemic of smallpox on Harris Neck,
Liberty county, Ga., twenty miles north
ot Darien, and requesting that the
.Marine hospital service take charge of the
epidemic as there is no organized board ot
health in Liberty county. Action was
Only 4,008,000 Outstanding.
Washington, Nov. 16. At the close of
business Saturday the treasury depait
ment had redeemed $21,4:15,903 4 per
cent, bonds, leaving outstanding $4,068,-8J0.
HOW DAVID BASLER GOT EVEN.
What Was Sauce for the bander Had To
He Sauce for the Cioixte.
Sck.vnton, Pa., Nov. 16. Nine years ago
Miss Bessie Howland jilted David Basler
in. the very worst way she could, eloping
with another man just before the wedding
was to have takeu place. Basler at first
took to driuk to drown his sorrow, but
later braced up and became a thoroughly
sober and steady man. He remarked,
however, to friends that he would get
even with Bessie Howland if it took him
all bis life to do so. About a year ago Mr.
Oakford, Bessie's husband, died, and later
his widow and two children returned to
her old home to live with her father.
A Waiting Wedding Company. ,
Basler after a time began visiting the
widow, and it was not long before the two
were on the best of terms, so that when it
was announced that they were to be mar
ried no one was surprised. The surptise
came later. The wedding day arrived and
the friends of the couple gathered at Mrs.
Howland's, where extensive preparations
bad been been made for the glad occasion.
The guests were ready, the preacher was
ready, and the bride was ready, but the
groom came not. After waiting
a time a messenger was dispatched to
see what was the matter with David.
They found him sitting up by the fire
with his working clothes on.
Band Hit Hi Itevenge.
He sent Bessie a message to the effect
that he wouldn't marry her for the best
farm in the state, and that now she knew
how it was herself. Thus did David Bos
ler "get even." Bessie cried herself to
sleep that night, but next morning hied
her away to a lawyer and filed a suit for
breach of promise, putting the damages
at $5,C00. Basler is worth much more
thau this, but says he put his property
all out of his hands as soon as he begau
to visit Bessie again.
SETTLED OUT OF COURT.
An Aggrieved Citir.cn Who Knows Better
Than to Sue a Taper for Libel.
Wateiuut.v, Conn., Xov. 16. Editor
Fred K Swift, of The Sunday Herald, was
assaulted by Peter Keeley, of Keeley &
Co., hardware 'and junk dealers of this
city, in front of the Cooley House Friday.
Editor Swift lives in Bridgeport, but
comes to Waterbury frequently. Keeley
had been lyiug iu wait for him for three
days. Swift had just left a Xaugatuck
train when Keeley struik him in the left
eye. Swift was unprepared for the attack,
and before he could recover himsel or get
his hand on a revolver which he carries he
w.is struck on the rigiit eye aud again on
the nose. Keeley kicked him in the side,
breaking a rib and otherwise badly hurt
bim. Dr. Charles T. Frost thinks the
editor's uoe is brokeu. Keeley says that
Swift printed a column or so of lies about
him some time ago.
An Infallible I'tteranre.
ST. Louis. Xov. 16 Monsigueur O'Bry-
en, who fills the office ot chamberlain in
the court of Pope Leo X!1I at Rjme, is in
this city. He says that the pope's recent
encyclical shall be taken by all Roman
Catholics as rxcatuedr.t, and they are al
lotted no latitude in the interpretation of
his holiness utterances on the rights of
laborers and landholders.
An Honored Brooklyn Man Dead.
Xkw Youa, Xov. 10. Gordon L. Ford,
one of the most honored and best known
of Brooklyn's citizens, died at his home,
97 Clark street, Saturday. He was one of
the original publishers of the New York
Tribune. His library was known far and
wide as the finest and most extensive in
She May Take m Sixth One Tax.
Rochester, N. Y.f Xov. 16. Frank
Alix, aged 27 years, was married on
Thursday to Mrs. Robert K'rkpatrlck, a
widow of t0 years and with a bank ac
count of $50,000. The couple have gone to
Hamilton, UsL, on a wedding tour. This
is the fifth bridal tour Mrs. Alix has
Brutal Murder in Nebraska. .
Oil AH A, Xov. 11 A special from Oe
witt, Neb., says: In a saloon fight Will
lam Halfacre, a bartender, killed George
Plunknett by knocking bim down and
tramping on him. His neckiVas broken.
A posse is searching for the murderer,
and if caught be may be summarily
Black Diphtheria Banning Blot.
PlTTSBCBtt, Nov. 16. A special to The
Leader from Loveland, O., sayn - Black
diphtheria of an exceedingly virulent
type is running riot in Clermont .aad
Warren counties. Whole families are
down with the disease, and iu victims are
dying like sheep.
tORT Of SURPRISED THEWI.
Vnrae Saloonkeepers Who May Find Mo
: vLaw Somewhat Costly.
BtrnusoTON, Ia,, Nov. 16. Last spring
a constable named ' Green came to this
ci:y from Minneapolis armed with Ho
lies of suits agninst various saloonkeep
e -a, who were flourishing against the law.
No constable could be found in Burling
ton, who would serve the papers, and the
local Law and Ord-.-r leagnn had to secure
one from Kansas City. While in the dis
charge of his duty reading a notice to a
saloonkeeper on Valley street. Green was
set upon by a mob of saloonkeepers, led
by some of the most prominent saloon
men in town, and nearly beaten to death..
He was taken to his home, where he has
recovered from the effects of his ill-treatment.
Congratulations Were Too Previous.
Very little was. done at the time toward
arresting the leaders of the . mob, and
they were congratulating themselves that
the sentiment ot the city was with them,
when, much to their consternation, the
grand jury issued indictments against
Mike Hiltz, Ben Barrett, Harry Guen
ther, and George P. Tauin for assault
with intent tc do great bodily injury. It
looks as if the Law and Order league bad
not yet finished with -the saloon keepers
in this city, and it is the general desire of
citizens that the brutal and lawless act of
list spring shall be properly dealt with.
The trial of tiie cases promises a sensa
ABBREVIATED TELEGRAMS. '
n Yale foot ball team bent University if
Pennsylvania 48 to 0
Senator Stanford says that $50,003 wKI
not buy one-halt ot Anon.
James Gordon I -Duett, after a brief
visit to this couutry, has returned to
At Madison the University of Wiscon-'
sin football team beat Lake Forest, Ills.,'
6 to 4.
The fire on the Duluth coal docks, which
has been burning for several days, is now
Xew York is so short of water that no
botiy is allowed to useit for other than the
most necessary purposes.
The .latest rumor about Robert Ray
Hamilton is that he was murdered in
stead of haviug been accidentally drowned.'
It is now staled that the Brazilian rebels
have 4 J.0J0 men, aud that the chances for : '
Fonseca's overthrow are exceedingly good. :
At the Boies demonstration at Water-'
loo, Ia., the prevailing sentiment on the
transparencies was "Cleveland and
One proposition made at the interna
tional peace congress is that children
shall be educated against war in the pub
lic schools. j
The comptroller of the currency has au
thorized the First National Exchange
bank of Plymouth, Mich., to begin busi
ness with a capital of $50,000.
Somebody raised the cry of "fire" at a
New Orleans matinee. A panic was im
minent, when the orchestra began to play
"Dixie'' and order was restored in a mo
Lewis V. Bogy, of St. Louis, has been
disuiissedlrom serv.ee in the pension office
because be wrote a book which reflected
on the virtue of the women employes ot
Miss Henrietta Crowell, daughter of a ;
prominent Brooklyn man. has eloped with
aud been married to Nicolai Xibeu .wbo
was mau-of-all work at a sanitarium:
Mrs. Xiben is worth $2,00O,0JO. .
The Columbus club, of Pittsburg,
Roman - Catholic organization, demands
an apology from Secretary Butterworth,
of the World's fair, because of his "in
sult" to the church, noted in these dis
patches. A body was buried at Swatara station,
Pa.,uine years ago supposed to be Patrick
Farrell, who had disappeared. Last week
the supposed dead man visited his old
home very much alive, having been Wtst
aud grown up.
At a test of ar nor plates at Indian
Head, on the Potomac ab.uf thirty miles
below Washington,- plates : 10' J inches
flick were penetrated, but the oak bjek
iag resisted the projectile. The high car
bju nickel-steel plate from Bethlehem.
Pa.. work proved to be the beat plate.
The championship of the world in wing
shooting has beeu won from Captain John
J. Brewer by E D Fulford, of New Tork
city. Thev shot for three days, Fulford
shooting 100 birds the first ilav ami the
second day. Brewer shot V9 und 93 le
spectively. There ill ha .-mother match.
llnrnt-il to Dralh in Iti-r Home.
Omaha, Xov, 16 A special from Wa
hoo. Neb., says Mrs. Morris! y, an old lady
living near Davey, Xeb , was found
burned to death in the ashes of her home
Saturday. She lived alone and it is sup
posed that her clothes caught fire from an
t-oh .Aim u I
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