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Rock Island Daily Argu
XL. NO. 87.
ROCK ISLAND, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 1892.
Single Copies S Ceata
Ver Week 18 Cent
,4 fpvfl "asp A I EH
We place on sale today and for the balance
ol this week 2,500 pairs of pants, divided
in live lots on five different tables; and if you
are in need of a pair of pants to make your
suit last until you are ready to purchase a
Table One-Will sell for
Pants worth 1.2?, 1.50, $1.7?.
Table T wo-Will sell for
Pants worth $2, $2.25 and $2.50.
fable Three-Will sell for
Pants worth $2.75, $1 and $1.50.
fable F our-Will sell for
Pants worth $5.50, $4, $4.50 and $5,
fable Five-Will sell for
Pants worth $5.50, $6.50 and $7.
Positively as Advertised.
SAX & RICE, Proprietors.
AS INGALLS SEES IT.
A New Light on that Little Row
COMMENTS ON THE USE OF A NAVY
It Should Stay at Horn Instead of Slosh
ing Around in other People' Waters
Peril of Sending Warships Where They
Have a Right hnt No Itusiness Such
!oas of No Necessity Anyhow Some
Characteristic Ideas on the Recent War
Scare, with a Prediction as to the Po
CmcAtio, Feb. 4. "This whole Chilian
imbroglio is an illustration of the danger
of our having a navy,-' said ex-Senaior
John J. Inffalls at the
Grand Pacific yester
day. ''Here the Bal
timore was in the
harbor of Valparaiso,
where she had no
business to be. She
had a right to be
there, to be sure, ami
being there our flag
and uniform were en
titled to respect, but
hhe had no business
there". Iler sailors
went on shore and got
into an altercation.
Each side tells a different story as to the
row, but some of our men were hurt. Had
they and Iheir ship Wen where they ought
to have licen. in the harbor of San Fran
cisco, New York, Hoston, or some other
American seaport, they would not have
The Navy Should Stay at Home.
The Baltimore and all other warships
of our navy were built for the alleged pur
pose of protect ins our maritime cities
from nssau it by other powers. She
couldn't do that lying in the harbor of
Valparaiso. Hut the officials wanted to
make a show of action and they sent the
Baltimore to Valparaiso where she had no
business, as they sent the rest of the fleet
to other places where they have no busi
ness. The supposititious trouble with
Chili was manufactured by people who
have a direct interest in securing a big ap
propriation from congress to build an ex
pensive, useless, unnecessary navy.
An Annual War Seare.
"It was the annual war ware, which is
gotten up by those same people just about
the beginning of every congress. The scare
is always based on some trifling incident
in itself of no importance and out of the
question as a casus lel!i. One year it was
the Behring sea dispute, ami w e were sure
to have war with Ureal Britain. Then it
was theJMafia lynching at New Orleans
that was to involve us with Italy. Before
that we had some discussion with Spain.
Now jnst watch the course of event and
see if congress is not asked to appropriate
forty or fifty millions for a navy."
DON'T NEED A NAVY, ANYHOW.
An Appurtenant that is Duly Apt to Get
I s into Trouble.
fD we not need a navy?"1
"No. sir. A navy will only get ns into
trouble, just as the Baltimore did. There
is no necessity for this country in sending
a lot of warships swaggering around the
earth saying 'the United States must be
respected.' The United States is respected
without any bullying of that sort.. Nations
are like individuals. A blustering fellow
who goes around with a revolver in his
hip pocket and a bowie knife down his
boot leg is much more apt to get into
trouble than a qnict citizen who gin's un
armed and minds his own business. The
United States does not need to play the
role of a 'bad man.' We no more need a
big navy than we need a big army."
Could et One if Wanted.
"Without a navy what could be done in
case of tro'ible?-'
"In si.v.y or ninety days we could impro
vise a navy that would astonish the world
and defeat anything that could be sent
against us. AVe did in ISfil. Before civil
war legan the rebel dispersed the navy to
the four quarters of the globe. AVe had
not a ship worth naming. Yet we block
aded 6,0110 miles of sea coast, closed the
Mississippi to incursion and opened it to
commerce and created a navy surpassing
anything in the world. We can do it
agaki. We can buy the navy of any
country in the world Great Braitain,
Germany, France, Italy at 50 cents on the
dollar if we wanted it.
Millions for lleTense Alone.
"We should protect our own country.
There should be great guns on every head
land. The torpedo boat system should be
extended and improved. Turn ICdison
loose on that idea for a mont h and see if
he doesn invent a balloon whence dyna
mite could lie dropped on the decks of hos
tile vessels. Powerful coast defenses, good
torpedo I .oats, practicable war balloons,
and Blinding our own business form a pol
icy tint excels building navies where the
impenetrable armor of today is met with
the irresistible projectile of tomorrow.
DROPS INTO CURRENT POLITICS.
The Race this Year to Be Between Bar
t rison and Cleveland.
Dropping into politics the ex-eenator
said: "There is absolutely no possibility
of President Harrison failing to secure the
nominat ion. Mr. Harrison is well liked
by the people of his party; he has furn
ished a strong, good and efficient admin
istration and he has the unwritten laws of
the party with him for the nomination. In
every locality of the country one will
doubtless find a strong feeding for Blaine,
but the great statesman will not be a can
didate, for reasons known to every one. I
don't care to enumerate such ones as ill
ness, etc. Nothing in Mr. Blaine's actions
can be construed as a failure of duty in
matters of state, as some are willing to
insinuate in the Chili matter."
Ko Show for Hill, Says Ing-allg.
"Have you any opinions as to the Demo
cratic choice for president?
"Yes. I am a keen observer of the chess
board of oolitic. Cleveland will be the
nominee, despite the intrigues or Mill,
Brice, Gorman, et si. Mr. Cleveland is as
strong in the rank, and tile of the Demo
cratic party today as he was at any time.
He is even stronger. Witness the demon
strations iu the south. The great .mass
of the Democrats are patriotic, ante they
look with an evil eye upon the machina
tions of that person David B. Hill, who is
little more than the craftiest politician in
his party. He may secure the New York
delegation, but mark me, he will be hoist
by his own petard.
A Vice from the (.rent West.
"According to the natural plan, as it is
now being nurtured, I think the vice pres
idency will go to a man from the west, and
so far Governor Boies has the great pull.
Kx-Governor Gray, of Indiana, is another
Speaking of the probable action of the
Democrats in regard to tariff legislation
Ingalls said that the Democrats had too
much good sense to open their party to ex
treme criticism by making radical changes.
"Their plans are tentative and experi
mental, for the reason that it would be
suicidal to do anything to destroy the
prosperity of the country. Speaker Reed's
application of common sense; to parlia
mentary law has been vindicated by a num
ber of Democrats who are 'falling into
EMINENT CITIZENS INVITED
To Speak at the Gotham Koard or Trade
Banquet Names on the List.
Nkw York, Feb. 4. Invitations have
been sent to a number of distinguished
public men to lie present and speak at the
annual banquet of the Board of Trade
and Transportation Feb 24. A committee
of the board, consist ing of William Brook -licld
and Darwin R. James, called on Pres
ident Harrison last week to invite him to
Ik- present, and he promised to come if
nothing unexpected should interfere. The
diite lixed for the dinner (Feb. 24) was
chosen with a view to his accommodation,
and there is very little doubt that he will
Ik- present and speak. All the members of
the cabinet were invited, but only Secre
tary Klkins and Postmaster General Wau
iiinakcr are regarded as possible f-peakers.
Death Invaded the Manquef Hail.
Secretary Tracy and Secretary Foster
have declined. Two years atro Secretary
Tracy was to have spoken at the annual
dinner of the board, but the tad death cf
ir. Tracy n few days In-fore cancelled the
c-iigagement. Last year lie was present at
the banquet with a speech prepared, and
the sudden death of Secretary Windom at
the banquet table broke up the assem
blage. This year Secretary Tracy has de
clined to be present. Senator Hill and
Senator lliscock have been invited to
ioTernors and Other Statesmen.
From the house of representatives
llreckenridge, of Kentucky, and McMillin,
of Tennessee, are expected to 1m? present.
Hon. John W. Foster is to represent the
state department and discuss reciprocity.
Kx-President Cleveland and Hon. Thomas
F. Bayard have been invited. The gover
nors of four states are also on the invita
tion list and are possible speakers Gover
nor McKinley, of Ohio: Hussell of Massa
chusetts; Boies, of Iowa, and Flower, of
THAYER INCLINED TO STICK.
A Report That He Will Apply for a Re
hearing of the Case.
OM AHA, Feb. 4. Tuesday night Governor
Thayer's friends announced that he would
surrender the gubernatorial chair to Gov
ernor Boyd on demand. Yesterday they
said nothing. In reply to a taunt, Gov
Webster, Thayer's attorney, retorted:
"We're not through with this thing yet."
This unguarded remark warned Boyd of
More Litigation Proposed.
Last night it was stated from unques
tionable authority that Webster will,
at as late a date as permissible, file a mo
tion in the supreme court for a rehearing
of the case. This w ill operate ns a stay to
the mandate from that court, and allow
Thayer to hold on until the motion is dis
Cannon Is In the I eld.
Trsi OI.A, ills., Feb. 4. Ji.seph G. Cart
nou is now in Washington, and to ex
Speaker 'Reed anil other Republican
friends he Tuesday declared his intention
to agaiii seek a nomination to congress
from the Fifteenth district, which he rep
resented for twenty years, when he was de
feated by Geue.ral Busey. This is the first
authentic information the Republicans of
this district have received as to his inten
tions, though many surmised that he had
h:ts eye on his old position.
The Iowa Legislature.
Dts Moixks, Feb. 4. The Democrats of
the legislature yesterday caucused and or
dered the Schmidt local option bill report
ed. A bill was introduced in the senate to
prohibit private detective offices. Resolu
tions were introduced to ask the United
Stales to settle with holders of swamp
land script and to request the speaker of
the house to consult the attorney general
as to Parson's statu as secretary of the
Had No Fan at Hartford.
H autfokd, Feb. 4. There was no fun iu
the legislature yesterday. Speaker Paige
called the members who attended to
order at 1 p. m. by saying: "The legally
constituted house of representatives of
Connecticut will come to order." There
were only nine memliers present. He then
declared the house adjournen to 9 am. to
day. At 2 p. m. the "Democratic house"
met and adjourned to today at 2 p. ni.
Nebraska K. of L. in Session.
Omaha, Feb. 4. The state assembly
Knight of Iabor yesterday appointed
delegates to the natioual convention of
industrial and labor organizations which
meets at St. Louis Feb. 22. The principal
work of the assembly, which will sit near
ly a week, will be to make a political com
bine with the Alliance, and vote the Peo
ple's party ticket.
The Whisky Trust Meet ins;.
CHICAGO, Feb. 4. The directors or the
Whisky combine adjourned last night
after half completing the business of the
most moment us meeting in their history.
President Ureenhut's proposition that the
leased properties be purchased outright
was seconded by Nelson Moriis. This
would necessitate the expenditure of
nearly H,0u0,OU0 and the directors could
not unite on the question.
THE LOTTERY WAR IS ENDED. '
Notice Given that the Concern will Quit
Supreme Court did It.
New Qrlkans, Feb. 4. John A. Morris,
the principal owner and director of the
Louisiana lottery Co., has given notice in
newspapers this morning that he in
tends to withdraw his proposition for the
rechartef of the company, and that the
concern w ili wind up its affairs and retire
from the Held wheii its charter expires iu
Takes It Out of Politics.
This action is the result of the decision
of the United Slat' s supix-me court de
claring the anti-lottery law constitutional.
This ends forever the great lottery war
which lias been waging in this state for
some time past and which has brought
about a split iu the Democratic party and
the nomination of two Democratic state
Railways W ill Help the Russians.
Nkw Yokk, Feb. 4. The trunk line
executive court committee met yesterday,
and the question of free transportation of
flour and corn donated for the relief of the
starving thousands in Russia by the mill
ers of the west and northwest to the At
lantic seaboard was very freely discussed.
The conclusion reached was that all the
lines would give free transportation to a
reasonable amount of food products. At
the present time the amount in sight is
Chicago, Feb. a -.
Following were the quotations on the board
of trade today: Wheat February, opened
S4-T,-, closed W!4c March, opened W$o,
closed Kii'ho: May, ojwned c-";, closed 88J4c.
Corn February, opened u4' closed 4Uc; '
March, oiK-iied 41e, dosed 4";-82; May, open-
ed 4!'),c, losed 41!v"- Oats February, opened
, chwel : March, opened , closed ; -May,
opened lio-, closed 3194 Pork
February, uencd 511.05. closed 511.47L; May.
onene.l tll.rc, eloscd J11.77U. I.arcl -February, -
1-ivo stwk: 1 riCL's at the Lnion stock yards
today rantred as loliows: Hngs Market active
on pa-kin nii-1 hiiip,-i;itr hi count and prices
btfi 1-k- hitrlier: mi!-.- i;i t;e,i at fH.7."i.45 pifes,
$4 'S Tr i.ui lij.':t. v.; .4- rouffh packiuf?
.--"; i.tv iv:L'-:i. ami 5-4. .sj.i 1.75 htavy parking
and s':iii;jia;4 'ot.
Ciittie --Market fairly active on local and
skipping nc-couiit. and prices f(5 !0e higher;
quotations nrige 1 t i-4.70V".4 choice to
extra t-iiiep.n.; etecrs. $i.U'?7.4 (fool
toclioiocdu. i.;.i O. l.l i fair to (jood. S i. 004M.5O
common to lin muni f3 lioy.t.S0 butchers' do,
steers, $2.H0 :!.! blockers, $.:a:i 7 Texas
steers S:i.HVfS.7i feeders, tl.2.V-t.o( cows,
$l..WV3.7S boils and J i.tn'J.OO veal calves.
Sheep Market fairly active and prices
about 10c lusher: quotations ran 21 at S4.2V&
ft.-1! westerns, $.'i.7"w 5. 40 natives, and (4.50
I'roduce: Thitter Fancy separator, 30c;
dairies, fancy, fresh, 23igjc; packing stock,
fresh, 1.4j, 16c. Kggs Freeh candled, loss off,
SkFtSlUic per dor.; ire-house stork, lftffilTe.
Dressed poultry Spring chickens, fair to good
&Uc per lb: roosters. 5c; dacka. KK&Ltc;
greese, ni.l0c; turkeys, choice, llll4c; fair to
pood, Hk&lOU,-; poor, XfeSr. Potatoes He- T
brons. XTfoSnc per bo; Burbanks. 3(K33c; Rose,
3oc for seed: J'earies. 303,33c for seed; com
mon lo jHxir mixed lets 2fK(i V-; sweet pota
toes, Illinois $l..V)fi.2.25 per brL Apples.' .
Common. Sl.iicrt l.5it ier brl;g-ood. $1.75; fancy..;
$2. Cranberries -Cape Cod, Jti. 50,7.0) per brl;---
fl.50-Hl.75 per box; Jerseys, fo.5O0.00 per -' '
brh Sl i-er box.
New York. '"""i
Nkw York. Feb. &
Wheat No. 2 red winter cash. $1.01 H
February, J1.00: March. fUM; April, fl.U;
Mhy. t1. Corn - No. 2 mixed cash, fi0C;.
February VAtc: March, 4!-Jc; May, 4?c Oata
Steady No. - mixed casli, 33c; February,
5te: May. 361,. Rye-Dull, with price ;
nominal: WKjrtu for whole range. Barley Two V "
rowed state, tuti'tfln; No. 8 Milwaukee, WtaTOtl '"
Pork-lmll; mesa. J3.756. 10.50. Laid-Quirt; ' i
February. $7(); March, ..T5. ; ,
Live Stock: Cat tie -Trading dull arid slow .
for ail grades; poorest tj beat native eteeraj '
S3.704& 4.M per 1U0 lbs.; bulls and dry cow, '
SLlSli! : 3.5.1. Sheep and lambs Markat Very
slow; sheep, f 4 .;k.(i per hfl lbs lamba,
$H.0fi7.ti. llo.s Nominally tteady; live hoes,
J4.10i4.73 r ItM lbs.
Tim Local Mr'etM. "
Office Rock Is'and Daily ahd Wee-kit Arggs,
Iiock Islacd, 111., Feb. 4, lftkt f
The bid roads and disagreeable weather today
has made business on Market f qasre very dell.
Very little produce is comin; in and there's a
coi responding- lull in the gra'n business. The
following prices prevail.
sliips'ulT tl.00 per rwt.
Hsv Timothv. S12Q.512; prairie, IT&U ; cloer
Ss<): baled. Si! 50.
Butter air to choice,! ic: creamery, 2S29c.
Es fresh, Sic; packed 40c.
Poultry t hickens. lOtTuU'i ; turkeys, 15c;
ducks, 12!ic: geese, 10c.
FBI IT iXD VEOXTABLEs.
Apples $2.arK3$a 75 per bill.
LIVE STCK. ' '
C.itt Butcher pay lor com fed. str,
SHfa4Hc; cows anil tieirers, S3c; calves,
A.5.GATES 6 CO.