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VOI XI NO. 57.
ROCK ISLAND, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 30, 1891.
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l;iiiiv New Year.
THE DOGS OF WAR.
Not So Anxious for Gore as
NO NEWS, AND NOT EVEN RUMORS.
A Suggestion That Congress May Refuse
to Supply the "Sinews" British Influ
ence with Chill Also Mooted as a Pa
riflrator Sir Julian rauncefote Tayd
nialne a Significant Visit A War Vet
eran Thinks a Fight Certain Docu
ments for Congress.
Washington, Dec. 30. The changes In
the situation of the Chilian affair are ka
leidoscopic and instantaneous in their
nature, and go from one extreme to the
other. Nothing could be more radically
different from anything else than the sen
timent about the state, war, and navy
buildings Monday from that of yesterday.
Then it was all bustle, and the feeling was
decidedly pugnacious. Yesterday the de
partments were comparatively deserted,
and it was felt that the possibility of war
was very remote. Monday the corridors
and nnte-rooTiis were -fillet! with statesmen
and diplomats; yesterday there were not
enough around to prevent the place from
wearing an almost deserted look. Of news
there was absolutely none, although some
thing was promised from the state depart
ment later in the day, while rumors were
almost as scarce.
War is Costly, and There's Holman.
Senator Allison, of the appropriations
committee; Representative lodge, of the
house naval committee, and Representa
tive Brower, of North Carolina, were Sec
retary Tracy's only visitors before the calv
inet met, while Secretary Blaine hail none
at all aside from the department officials.
It is generally understood about the state
department that on cabinet days the secre
tary will see no one except by previous
engagement, so that casual callers on those
days are infrequent. Around the navy de
partment it was hinted that the cause of
the sudden subsidence of the war talk was
due to the fact that congress could not lie
depended on for supplying the necessary
funds to carry on a campaign against
Chili, that, in fact, it probably would not
give its consent to the declaration of hos
tilities against that conntry.
British Influence and Interests.
What authority existed for this opin
ion was not stated; it. seemed to
be in the air, but. whs. hardly
more substantial than mere wind
Sentiment in the state department cred
ited the peaceful condition of things to the
influence of Knglish interests in Chili,
which in a business way are paramount.
It was said that the Chilian authorities
would lie told plainly that England would
not suffer them to jeopardize the property
of its subjects in Chili and the late con
quered territory in Peru, as a conflict wit h
the United States certainly would do. and
therefore an amicable understanding must
be reached with this government.
Mr Julian Talks With Illume.
In this connection the visit of
Sir Julian Pauncefote, the British
minister, to Mr. Blaine, which imme
diately preceded, the lengthy confer
ence lietween the secretary and Minister
Montt Monday, is regarded as significant.
The cabinet meeting yesterday, at which
all Weinliers were present except Secretary
Klkins. was unusually large, and it is un
derstood Chilian affairs formed the princi
pal topic of discussion. If any change of
policy or view occurred in the light of lat
est information from Valjiaraiso, it has
BELIEVES THERE'LL BE A FIGHT.
A Veteran of the Kebellion Tells What
He Knows of Chili and Chilians.
A prominent army officer who served on
the stall of one of the great generals in the
relicllion, and has a personal knowledge of
South America gained from his travels
and service on that continent, talks about
the situation freely. 1 lis opinions are de
serving of consideration on ai-count of his
extended military experience mid his fa
miliarity with the country. "The only
possible alternatives in this matter are
reparation from Chili or war." he said.
'From what 1 know of these people I think
that it is out of the question to expect an
apology from them, and that they are just
spoiling for a light.
Would lie IVru's Opportunity.
"Of course the army would take a prom
inent part in case of war. as it would no
lonbt lie thought advisable to have a force
for land operations. Peru would Is? only
too glad of an opportunity to ally herself
with any strong nation against Chili, and
her port might he available to us. Iquiqne
itself was taken from Peru by the Chilians,
and she won hi Ik-eager to enter any fight
which would give her a chance to regain
her lost territory. The talk about Chili
being a difficult country for military oper
ations is a mistake. It docs not cotnuii-e
with our western states in that respect.
All of the necessary supplies would be
right at hand.
I Just as Ksv as Talking.
"All We would have to do is to capture
them. It, won lil lie just like lighting the
Mexicn. only lurther away. As far as
the personnel of the two forces is con
cerned I there would be no comparison.
Our officers are infinitely superior to the
Chilians in every requirement for modern
warfare Their training is far ahead.
The Chilians might lie good in a rough-and-tumble
fight, but for scientific opera
tions they would be nowhere."
Copying the Correspondence.
The correspondence lietween Minister
Egan and the state department from the
beginning of the preseut troubles is being
copied at the state department and will be
transmitted to congress as soon as t!ie
work is completed, probably next week.
A member of congress, who has had a look
at some of it, says that it is mighty spicy
reading. The correspondence itself will
not call for any particular action by con
gress, but will enable the luemliers'to lie
come familiar with all the facts and to be
ready to act promptly if the president shall
eventually find it necessary to send in his
special message recommending a declara
tion of war.
A New Ieparture for Huntington.
Sax Fkancisco, Dec. 30. An order has
been issued by C. P. Huntington provid
ing for the furnishing to the press of the
earnings of the Southern Pacific railroad.
What the object of this new departure ia
can only be conjectured.
BROUGHT GIRLS FROM CHICAGO.
Two M ho u Away Last Week and Went
o New York.
New Youk, !k 30. Two you n g girls from
Chicago, Dot a Van Sehoickand Alice Par
ker, whoran away from that city a week
ago and came to New York, weretaken to
police headquarters by Detectives Kvanhoe
and Fornosa and afterward turned over to
the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty
to Children. Inspector Byrnes had received
a dispatch from Chicago asking for their
apprehension. A. F. Parker, the father of
one of the girls, has already started east to
take them home. The girls are quite
young, neither being over 17.
Not Uncommon In the Windy City.
To a reporter who called Alice said that
she had a father and a stepfather, both of
whom she understood were looking for
"A father and stepfather?" was asked.
"isn t that rather remarkable:'"
"Not at all in Chicago," she p
Then to the discomfiture of Mr. Jenkins,
they both asked to be sent to a police sta
tion, saying the society's rooms were too
dull for them. Both the girls seemed to
regard their experience in the light of a
great lark, and their only anxiety seemed
to lie to keep out of Chicago on general
principles, and to get out in the streets
of New York.
! pertly re-
TWELVE FEET OF SNOW ON A LEVEL.
A Heavy Storm in California Railways
Having Much Trouble.
Sax Fkaxcisoo, Dec. 30. The storm
which has raged for over twenty-four hours
on this coast is the severest in years. It is
a southeaster, and has brought floods of
rain in the lowlands and very heavy snow
in the mountains. Reports received by
Southern Pacific officials show that the
snow in Shasta and Siskiyou counties is
the deepest ever known since the building
of the railroad. By actual measurement
it is twelve feet deep on the level from the
Siskiyou mountains, near the Oregon line,
down to near Mount Shasta. All the com
pany can do is to keep snow plows going
night and day.
An Opera Company's F.xperienee.
The Carleton Opera company, was de
layed eighteen hours by a snowslide in
Creek canyon. The snow is wet and
packs, making it hard to handle. At
Yrcka several buildings were crushed infliy
the weight of the snow. Nearly all coast
ing vessels are laid up, as navigation is
dangerous in the face of the southeaster.
The steamer Whitesboro went ashore
Monday night at I,ittle River, but all
hands were saved.
THE KAISER COMiNG TO SEE US.
That Is the liunmr Current Now at
IiynON', Dec. 8il. From inquiries made
by the German embassy relative to the
sailing of the ship Teutonic, and from re
ports that have come from Berlin, there is
reason to lielieve that the German kaiser
intends a visit incognito to the United
States. Iist summer, when the kaiser
was going to Heligoland in the steamship
Fuerst Bismarck, he made a remark indi
cating that an American journey was in
his mind. It is said that his desire to see
the American peoplefor himself has grown
stronger since, and that he will take an
early opportunity to gratify himself.
Will Travel Incognito.
The only tangible foundation here for
the report appears to lie the inquiry em
anating from the embassy, both as to dates
and sailing and accomtuodat ions on board.
It is expected that the kaiser will travel
by one of his minor titles, probably as the
count of Ravenslierg. Thesteamship Teu
tonic will h ave Liverpool fur New York on
Jan. . and if the kaiser goes it will prolv
nbly lie on that date, unless he should lie
offended by the discovery of his plans.
How to Send Help to Kussia.
Washington, lec. :. The department
of agriculture is in receipt rf a great many
inquiries from relief committees and indi
viduals in the west in regard to the dis
tressed condition of the jieople in Russia
and asking for information astothelicst
method of sending donations. Arrange
ments have been made to send all dona
tions to the Russian consul general at
New York, the secretary says, who will
ship them to Russia. No arrangements
have lieen made for the transportation of
the corn from interior points, and Secre
tary Rusk has suggested to those in the
west who vi ill send contributions that
doubles t lie railroads will do their share
in the good work by carrying them free.
An Objection Wouldn't Work.
Washington", Dec. :. Grip has laid
firm hold on the venerable Judge Holnian,
the new chairman of the committee on ap
propriations. Dolman has objected stren
uously ever since the grim monster
touched him on the shoulder, but his ol
ject ions have liecn to no purpose.. Judge
llolman crept out of bed to attend the
meeting of the house last Wednesday, but
lias not been out of the house since. His
advanced age makes his case all the tnore
Bought Out a Big Business.
Chicago. Dec. 3ft. Frederick Bade, C. C.
Wetherell. A. A. Adams, Charles Nelson
and George Kbeling. of Peiora, five em
ployes of Kdson, Keith & Co., have pur
chased the great millinery houses of Gage
Bros. & Co.. IIS to 120 Wabash, avenue.
The purchase price of the business is 130,
Oou. The new firm will have a corporate
form the same as the old and the business
will be conducted nuder-the same old
name. Selh Gage renin ins in the new
company as its vice president.
We Learn as We Live.
Rome, N. Y., Dec. 30, County Treas
urer Bailey, of Herkimer, knows a great
deal more about the noxious animal
bounty laws of this state than he did a
few weeks ago. He has paid a hunter in
the northern part of the county tM state
"bounty" for killing five bears and has
just found out that there is no bounty al
lowed by law. Bailey has covered the $30
into the treasury out of his own pocket
ana is saying not lung.
Four Miner Lose Their Lives.
Bekux. Dec. 30. The Abstaden coal
mine at Altenosson, in Rhenish Prussia,
was suddenly flooded Monday night while
the men were at work. There was a panic
stricken rush for the shafts. All escaped
except four, who were either drowned or
trampled to death in the fight for life. -
The Cleveland city council has enacted .
an ordinance for abatement of the smoka
An insane patient jumped from a fourth
story window of Bellevue hospital at New
York and was killed.
The 2 per cent, extended bonds are sell
ing in market at 5 percent, premium, and
are expected to be higher.
Tlie condition of the king of Sweden is
serious and the crown u.incc has been '
given provisional charge of the govern
ment. A Philadelphia company has completed
arrangements in that city for theeiectio i
of the largest tin-plate factory in the-
L uitcd States.
Trouble is brewing lietween the East
Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia railway
and its telegraph operators, and a strike
is not improbable.
The Clearfield (Pa.) hotel livery stable
was blown up with dynamite and the
neons and eight houses were destroyed by
the (ire that followed.
Twelve women renounced the world and
became nuns at Albanv, N. Y. Among
them were Misses Branu, Healey, Colby
and Bryson. of Chicago.
William T. Rice, Vnited States consul at
leghorn, and the oldest diplomatic agent
(in point of length of service) of thia "gov
ernment, has died of pneumonia.
There is a rumor at London that Lord
Randol-i": f'hnrchill will tie appointed em
bassador to St. Petersburg. The papers
refer to the ajointim-nt a the height of
It is unofficially stated in Berlin that
Dr. von Holleben. at present. German min
ister to Japan, will succeed the late Count
D'Arco Valley as minister to the United
The sixteenth annual convention of the
Northwestern Traveling Men's associa
tion is in session at the Palmer house, Chi
cago, with a good attendance. George B.
Reed was re-elected president.
Protestant and Roman Catholic Indians
on L-ike Winnebago, Wis., are at dagger's
point, the aggressors being Roman Cath
olics, who on Christmas day tried to break
up Protestant services.
The Fall River annual cloth statement
shows a prod net ion of H,!s."(.Oii0 pieces last
year, against ,!W,lil pieces the preceding
year. Print cloths never sold so low as in
lstl, the average lieing 2.115 cents.
Edward M. Field continues to refuse
food, and it will probably be forced into
his stomach with a pump. He reads what
the papers say almut his father, and then
Wants t hem taken out of his sight.
, THE MARKETS.
Chicago, Dec. 19.
Following were the quotations on the boar.l
of trade today: Wheat Decemlier. opened
J4 closed 8&iz January, opened tlH
closed Rac; May, opened S"Vs closed Ki'-ic
Corn Year, opened S"io, closed -H Jan
uary, opened 4U-, closed 3f?ir; May, opened
and closed 41.4e. Oats Hwemlier, opened
Xi'sc, closed Ifc'e: January, opened .Sl'ik-, closed
iivse4 May. opened andclosed :fc?4C. Pork
December, opened and closed $7.52: January,
oiieued <i.;tv closed $10,214: Slay, oiiened
$lil.'.".V. Hosed $10 SSI-is Lard December, ojiened
ami dosed $5.M5.
Live stor k - Prices at the Union Stock yards
today ranged as follows: Hogs Market
ic-tive on wkig and shipping account, and
feelinn fail- prices .VTr.lilchigker; sales ranged at
S2.NiVc3.-5 piga, $UXl4i&15 light, sa7.v43.tti
rough parking, $3.7534.00 mixed, and $3.V3
4.15 heavy packing and shipping hits.
Cattle Market fairly active on local and
shipping account, and feeling rather firm and
prit 5y' 1; higher, especially liest grades;
quotations ranged at So.4USiii.10 choice to ex
tra shipping steers $4.5t).fa 55 good to choice
do, $3.7.V 4 HI fair to good. Jtrfl3.a) com
nion to medium, do, 1(1 im 3.75 butchers steers,
Jl.snCii.W stinkers $2.:r3.20 Texas steers,
$iiya.: feeders. S1.IHQ.2.S0 cows. $1.252.7j
bulls and Ji2.Va.V25 veal calves.
Sheep Market rather active and price
steady; quotations raneed at $3.7.ia-,U0
westerns, $3.7.Vj(5.4U natives and $4.MJ&5.ii
1-roduce: Butter Fancy separator 27ift2Sc
per lb; dairies, fancy, fresh. 21t2"c; packing
stotk. fresh. l:.Tf-15c. Kggs Fresh candled,
loss off, 24;iwiUsc ier Aoz; ice-house stock, 17
&le- Dressed isiultry Hens, ICufc per lb;
spring chickens, SrHo; ducks. H&llc; geese,
r(SV; turkeys, choice, 12vfi,i:tc; common
slock, lU,i.I2c; poor, WiHc. Potatoes Heb
mns. atl.-, per bu: Bur auks, SUr.-fic; Rose,
2sVi ;!: Peerless, 2sr.Trv-; common to poor
mixed lots 2V.r2Sc. Sweet potatoes-Illinois,
S2.rmft2.,.i; Jerseys, t.50"-:!.75. Apple Com
mon. S1.2-YK 1..VI ier bill; good, $1.75; fancy,
t2.UU. Crnnlierrics -t'lipc Cod. $7.H;i.S.tlll ier
bbl, J2JX12.5U per box; Jersejs, $). ju&i.Ui per
bill, 2.lfi2.25 ier box.
Xkw Yokk. Dec. 29.
Wheat No. 2 r.-d winter cash, f I.07J4; lle
cemlier, Sl.ii"';.: Jt)nary, Jl.iCs: February.
$i.l.;s: March. SI.uTTh. Corn-No. 2 mixed
cash, fvtr: IicAcmler, 52c; January. 52ivx
Oats-yuiet; No. 2 mixed cash, V'Ai-. Juno
ary, ;ai.. Kye- Dull and unsettled: quoted
at $l.H.j I.U5 for whole range, itarley Dull;
Xo. 2 Milwaukee, 72c, Pork Vniet; new
mess SI Jy 10.511. ljird-Steady; January,
$i.:lti; February, S. 47.
I-ive Stock: Cattle-Market firm, hnt no trad
ing in liecvcs; dressed lecf, steady; native
siiles. riUiiiiie jht IK sheep and Lambs-Market
very firm: sheep, f:).ilffr5.i.i par lit) lbs: lambs.
So.5ur.i7.55. Hogs-Market higher; live ho;s,
4.31 per HMlb-.
For rvferrinK to a utTt m nnoroal, bat
it may possess inter! fir om to know
Is nlt fer half the price rT the otv.rr
was nut what it should tie, of course it
would not sell at OIL
Bilking Powder Cominnies say nothing
of their exorbitant prices, but talk 000
tluually of chemical analysis, 4c - .
Let the scientists lead the arienttsta. hut
let prartiral women try Climax, and
Judge for themselves.
Ae TOVR GROCER'S