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Rock Island Daily Arott
VOL, XL. NO. 84.
HOCK ISLAND, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 1892.
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THE LOW DO
SAX & RICE, Proprietors.
look irf our west window.
That Alleged Salute of "Old
Glory" by Chili.
BUT IT WOULD BE VEKY GEATEFUL
If the Chilians Should Tako a Notion to
Fire Some lilank Cartridges W hen the
. Yorktown Arrives Text of the Keply to
Fereira's Apology The True Inward
ness and Rascality of the Weil and I. a
Alira Claims Caucus on the Housa
- Rules Official Notes.
Washington, Feb. 1. The following
is the reply, dated Jan. 30 inst., sent ly Sec
retary Blaine to the Chilean government's
note of apology of the 25th inst :
"I am directed by the president to ac
knowledge the receipt of Senor Pereira's
dispatch of the 25th instant. It has been
communicated to congress, and has given
great pleasure to the people of the United
States and the executive department, and
it restores the correspondence between the
xo republics to a basis of cordialty, and
m ikes, a he lielieves, a full and honorable
adjustment of all unsettled matters easily
. '- A Frank and Ample Withdrawal.
"The president notes with gratiticat ion
he expressions of regret for and condem
nation of the assault upon the sailors of
the Baltimore offered by Senor Pcreira,
and congratulates the Chilian government
upon the frank and ample withdrawal of
the Matta circular and u;von the spirit of
justice displayed towards Minister Kgan.
You will assure the Chilian government
that the president will lie glad to meet, in
the most generous spirit, these friendly
Thinks a Settlement Kasy Now.
"Believing that the subject of reparation
for the assault upon the seamen of the
Baltimore is now capable of adjustment
between the two governments by the
usual diplomatic met hods, the president
postpones, for the present, any discussion
of the suggestions made by Senor Pcreira
as to the use of other methods; not doubt-
ingthat the sense of justice of Chili will en
able the two governments to speedily ami
honorablv make a full end of the whole
A Matter to Make a Note of.
It will be observed that there is no
word of a salute to the United States flag
in the alxive, so the iseaeres seem to have
been wrong for once. But they say now
that the matter stands about this way:
The Yorktown will lie in Valparaiso har
bor in a few days. She doesn't fly an ad
miral's flag and it would not l)e an act of
discourtesy if she was not saluted on ar
rival. A salute, however, would be re
garded as a graceful act. one showing that
the apologv made bv Chili. was not at the
cannon's mouth. Such an intimation has
probably been conveyed to the Chilian gov
How They View It in Chili.
A cable from Valparaiso says that, the
news that the United States had accepted
Pereira's note as satisfactory was received
there and at Santiago with great pleasure.
But when it was announced that a salute
of the flag would le exacted there was al
most dismay at the change it made in the
situation. To demand a salute in the pres
ent state of the country, which is full f
adherents of the late President Balmaccda
only awaiting a chance to raise another
revolution, would make it appear that the
United States is anxious to minister to the
wishes of these people, who are every day
endeavoring to spread discord.
Fgan et an Approval from Home.
Another cable from Chili says that Kgan
has received a dispatch from Secretary
Blaine stating that the charge made by the
Chilian government that Minister Pereira
had granted safe conducts to the refugees is
untrue, and that the United States, through
the entire affair, has nothing to complain
of in Kgan's act ions or dispatches. On the
contrary, his course is considered highly
WHEN ROGUES FALL OUT
Honest Men et Their Dues If Congress
Will Only Agree.
Washington", Feb. 1. This afternoon
the senate will vote on a bill providing a
way to pay back to Mexico money now in
the United States' possession wrongfully
obtained by the rascality of cert-am Amer
ican citizens. The money was paid to the
government by Mexico in settlement of
the celebrated AVeil and I -a Abra- claims.
Tbe names of these rases are probably
more familiar than the facts. Circum
stances have lieen disclosed in the discus
sion which, if woven into a work of fic
tion, would be deemed almost to extrava
gant for belief. The -a Abra case had for
its basis a silver mine in Mexico, owned
and worked by a company having its
headquarters in New York. It was
charged and proved lefore the Mexican
commission by a continuous chain of affi
davits that during the trouble which at
tended the overthrow of the Meximilian
government, that the Mexican authorities
arrested the superintendent of the mine,
drove out his American assistants and
took forcible possession of the property.
Enter the Rascal Who Fell Out. -
It was satisfactorily shown that 'the
profits of the mine were about a million
dollars a year, and that at least a tnillion
dollars in pay ore was lying on )he dump
when the Mexicans tAok possession." On
this evidence, which as then unrefuted.
Sir Edward Thornton, the British ambas
sador to the United States, who acted as
umpire, gave a judgment against Mexico
for three-quarters of a million dollars, and
Mexico paid themoney to our state depart
ment. Whetr-(about a quarter of this
money had beeu distributed some body
who did not think he was getting bis full
share obtained possession of the letter
press copy-books of the company Jkept at
the mine, and sold them to. the --Mexican
governroBt; y- f-
The WhoICJaim ajCfear Fraud.
These conclusively showed that the mine
had never been seized at all, but that it
had been voluntarily abandoned because
the ore was found to be so valueless that it
did not begin to pay the cost for smelting.
The whole claim was shown to be a fabri
cation of the ex -superintendent, who is
now dead, inspired by the establishment
of the mixed commission to consider claims
of American and Msxlean citizens against
lug out or t lie war.
The Well Claim a Worse Case.
The Weil claim has not even as much
foundation as tins. It was based on the alle
gation that a man named Benjamin Weil,
who lived in New Orleans and was en
gaged iu running cotton through Mexico
during the war, had lost a heavy mule
train and TOO bales of cotton at the time
when cotton was worth nearly 40 cents a
pound, by their being captured and taken
possession of by the Mexican Liberal
forces. The proofs were complete. Sit
Edward Thornton awarded him about $2."v),
000 in compensation for his loss. Weil
was mixed up in business with several
other firms scattered over the south who
had agreed to pool their issues.
Second Dissatisfied Kogue Appears.
Here again a quarrel over the disposition
of the proceeds caused an examination tc
be made of the liooks and letters of these
firms and the fact was established that
neither mules, wagons nor cotton had evei
had any existence except in the minds of
the men who supplied the testimony od
which the award was made. Seven hun
dred thousand dollars of the amount thus
obtained in these two cases remain undis
turbed, a special deposit in gold in tilt
u b-treasury in Xew York.
French Spoliation Over Again.
Fijur successive presidents have told con
gress that the national honor demands that
this motley should be refunded to Mexico,
but no action has yet been had. The bill
lefore the senate provides for a suit to be
brought before the court of claims to de
clare the fraudulent character of the claims
so that the unexpended hioney can be paid
back to Mexico. The indications are that
it will pass the senate by a nearly unani
This Fart Calls for No Tears.
A curious fact was stated bySenat or Mor
gan in the debate that only a very few
hundred dollars of the quarter of a million
distributed under the award has reached
the widow of Weil or the stockholders in
the I.,a Abra mining company. The rest
lias l)eeu absorlied by claim agents and
THE ANTI-FILIBUSTER RULE.
A Democratic Caucus Agrees to Support
Washington, F;1. l. The Democratic
caucus Saturday night for the purpose of
considering the rules was called to ordet
alout S o'clock by Chairman Holman.
Mr. Holman was elected chairman and
Anderson of West Virginia and Koliert
son of Louisiana were elected secretaries.
There were about 130 members present,
among them Speaker Crisp. The diseus
won opened with and centered on the last
clause of rule two, defining the power and
duties of the committees. This section
provides that it shall always be in order to
cab up for consideration a report from the
committee on rules and pending the con
sideration the speaker may entertain one
motion for the house to adjourn, but aftei
the result is announced he shall uot enter
tain any other dilatory motion until the
report shall have been fully disposed of.
ltarely a fjiiorum Present.
The caucus was in session two hours'
and a half, during which time the rule
was generally discussed. Speaker Crisp
occupied half an hour explaining it and ad
vocating its adoption. A numler of other
gentlemen followed Crisp for and against
it. A vote was taken resulting in favor of
its adoption yeas, N(; nays, o. The an
nouncement of the vote was accompanied
by a statement from the chair that the
action would not be considered binding, as
the presence of a quorum was questioned
and the can; us adjourned.
Itlount Cuts a Matter Straight.
Washington, Feb. 1. Hefcrring to the
repeated statements that there had been
pome "skullduggery" in the way of delay
ing the report to congress of t he receipt of
the Chilian iology in order that the
president could get in his message as an
electioneering dottle, and that Blaine was
to be called lief ore the house foreign af
fairs committee to tell all aliout it. Chair
man Blount, of that committee, said Satur
day; "There is not a word of truth in it,
nor was there any foundation for such a
report. I do not for a moment believt
there was any connivance in this matter,
and I am sure that when the president sent
bis message to congress he did not know
that a reply to his note to Chili had been
received; nor did any one else, for, accord
ing to the best information I have becD
able to obtain, I am convinced that the re
ply did not come till Tuesday, after tht
reading of the message in the house."
Proceeding in the Honse.
Washington, Feb. 1. A resolution wa
agreed to Saturday in the house for an in
vestigation of the charges of high crimes
and misdemeanors against Judge Boar
man, western district of lxiuisiana. After
sparring lietweeu Heed and Bland thf
regular order was demanded, hut that de
mand was disapproved and the continua
tion of the debate on the rules was post
poned, the. house listening to eulogies on
the late Representative Houk, of Tennes
see, and adjourning as a further mark o)
Flection of senators by the People.
Washington, Feb. 1. The house com
mittee on election of president and vice
president and members of congress met
Saturday to talk over the election of sena
tors by direct vote. After some discussion
a test vote was taken on tbe principle in
volved. The vote showed that thecommit
tee was almost unanimously in favor of re
porting a measure providing for the elec
tion of senators by t he people. The meet
ing was then adjourned until Wednesday
Blaine is 68 Years Old.
Washington, Feb. 1. Yesterday wa
the 6Gd anniversary of Secretary James G.
Blaine's birth. It is understood that Mr.
Blaine properly and decorously celebrated
the day by going to church iu the morn
ing and entertaining a few friends last
evening, but in spite of frequent efforts, the
newspaper men, alive to the interest an in
terview on such a day would have, could
not come within hailing distance of the
murston for ice president.
Chicago, Feb. 1. It developed Satur
day that John M. Thurston of Omaha, id
being urged by his friends to enter the
race for the Republican vice presidential
nomination. Mr. Thurston's friends quiet
ly discussed the matter at the Pacific, ho
tel Saturday, where Mr. Thurston is stop
ping on business. ..
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PARDRIDGE BEATS "OLD HUTCH."
A Deal on the Chicago Hoard that Aston
ishes the Speculwtors.
Chicago, Feb. 1. K. Partridge, the
speculator who has recently attracted at
tention by bis great deals in wheat, furn
ished a fresh surprise Saturday afternoon.
Instead of endeavoring to protect the vast
quantities of wheat which he was be
lieved to have sold during the day he in
creased his liabilities and electrified th
trade at large by selling "calls" on 4,000,00
bushels more. It was the boldest bit o(
speculation the board has probably evei
A Daring Feat in Privileges.
II'.itch:nsos in his j almiest days nevet
made a single play of such stupendoul
proportions. Hutchinson's sale of on
million bushels of wheat in one lump td
Iopold Bloom was, up to that time, th
largest individual trade made, and it cer
tainly had not, until Saturday, been dis
tanced. The fact that the privileges wew
sold less than -$ cent away from the actual
market and that they are good for all day
today, makes t he feat even more daring
than if he had sold the actual wheat at
Sent the News Fverywhere.
The effect of the transactions and Par
dridge's known probity, wealth, and relia
bility set tbe whole speculative world in
an uproar. The trades were no more than
completed tliuu the telegraph wires were
made hot by the Hashing of t he intelligence
to all parts of this country and to Europe.
To a man less wealthy and less successful
Pardridge's latest veutures would look
like foolhardiitcss. He is said to have sold
"short'' to the amount of lO.OtKI.OtK) bushels.
HEAVY LOSS AT WOODSTOCK.
A Dozen Itlorks liurned at
WooiisTm k, III., Fell. 1. A disastrous
conflagration raged lure Ia.st night, Ths
Waverly hou-e and a dozen business
blocks burned. The loss will approxi
mate fT-Vf il, only partially insured. Jv'C
Killed by F.xploding Dynamite.
Eganvili.k, Ont., Feb. 1. Another
dynamite explosion took place at the
Netherland Phosphate company's mines
here. Three men named Prudhomme,
auve and Marten were killed and a num
ber of others severely injured.
Failure at Cincinnati.
Cincinnati, Feb. 1. William M. Don
aldson A: Co., art dealers at 113 Main
street, have failed. The liabilities are
fcjj.noo, a.cts clo.ooo. Several preferences
were given in the shape of chattel mort
gages. Slltlornted by Coal (.as. -
Batavia, X. Y., Feb. 1. Charles De
Wolf, his wiTe and a 2-year-old child were
suffocated by coal gas at their home Sat
urday morning. Mrs. DeWolf is dead.
DeWolf will recover, and the child ma;
Indicted V inter the Civil Servire Law.
Owexsboko, Ky., Feb. 1. The United
States grand jury now in session here has
returned indictments against six revenue
officers, charging them with soliciting,
demanding and receiving money of sub
ordinate officers for campaign purposes.
The penalty imposed for these offenses
is a heavy fine and imprisonment.
Th' Loral MurVe-ts.
Oflice liock Inland Daily Ant Winmv ARrsrs, I
Kock 1-liiD.i, 111., Feb. 1, lSVJ (
Bran -s3c per rwt,
Shipstnff f 1.00 per owt.
Uay Timoihv. SllitSr.'; pniirie, Mali ; clorer
SS; bf.led. SI 1 50.
Butter "aimi choice. 4'jJ5c: creamery, 2T29c.
Estrs Freb.2ic; i.iickd l!c.
Poultry Chickens. lUfilJi,; turkeys, 15c;
ducts, l-Ji-jc: geese, 10c.
fki it and vegitaiiles.
Apple? ta.iVftSi T5 per bbl.
Catt e Batchers pay mr crn fed steers,
3S(f4"jc; .cows aud heifers, 3-ic; celves.
Hots - 4c.
About Bwslmakfnij. after all. They can
tell a ;M HAKIM; rtlWIIKK
without the scientific aid of a Govern
ment Chemist, a Kupreme Analyst, or
anybody's Head (man )cook.
Humid be tested. Just aa any other cook
ing material, by actual use. Item
Better Satisfaction at Half
tha Cost at the other sums,
rr, form aa opinion of their own.
Get a can of Clianx from yoox GrooeC
acc cooTmea i jmaUfc
VtJSYtnimeOtta of the two countries