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land Daily Argui
VOL. XL NO. 111.
KOCK ISLAND, TIIUKSDAY, MAECII 3, 1892.
Slngl Coplcn B Cents
Per Week 18 Centa
THE LONDON under the new manage
. ment will give you less BLOW and BLUSTER
and BETTER VALUE FOR YOUR MONEY
than heretofore. THE LONDON under
the new management is strictly One Price
and No Deviation.
ALL GOODS POSITIVELY AS ADVERTISED
Our Mr. M. C. Rice is now in the eastern mar
kets buying our Grand Stock for this spring, and we
we will, without doubt, show you the finest line 01
Clothing and Furnishing Goods ever brought to this
city, and at lower prices than ever known of in Rock
We have not near enouge room for our
Which will be coming in a very short time,
and we must unload our present stock in
order to get room. We will save you from
25 to SO per cent on every purchase, loss
not taken into consideration, as we must
move the goods. What is our loss is your gain.
J. B. SAX. ROCK ISLAND.
Of nice new
Spring Clothing and Furnishing Goods
Money in Your Pocket
By Buyiog Goods
At This Sale.
I M. C. RICE.
Some Remarks to the Ways
and Means Committee.
TT TOE C01ISIDEEATT0U.
The Convention of I.miilx-rnirii at Wash
ington Adopts h Ki-iort I.-, luring That
Ireo Lumber Will J;i the IJi.sincss
on tliis Side of the I-alr.-The Size of
the ln.lur.Iry Set Forth in siK Figures
mm n Trust Hot hired I;iiMOM.il,le The
Washington-, March 3. Tlie report of
tlie committee on resolutions which
"as adopted by the lumbermen's
convention yesterday i.s really a
statement of facts concerning the
lumber inil ust ry addressed to congress, as
follows: "First The lumber industry' of
the United States is the largest single
manufacturing industry of the country,
represent ins an investment of capital of
lot less than SToO.DOO.iMJO and furiiishinif
the means of livelihood to at least :i,(MO,000
lit our people. In this conueclir it is
proper to iuvite your attention to the fact
that all official statistics heretof ore pub
lished have simply comprehended the
manufacture of lumber by milling estab
lishments only; tlie cuttiiiR of the trees
nnd transportation to the mills never hav
ing been included.
Mngnitmle of the Industry.
"Second- -T he total manufactured prod
ucts of the saw mills of the country,
amounting in the aggregate to at least
$.7J0,(XX),uuu annually, are equal in value to
the total products of all the mines in tlie
country, including gold, silver, copper,
lead, iron, coal aud all other minerals.
"Third Our production is distinctively
a manufactured article and not raw mate
rial, and a very large percentage of it is
used directly in the construction of build
ings in the form in which it leaves the
mills, and tlie principal element of its cost
"fourth The industry we represent is
not confined to any one state or section of
the country, but extends from Maine to
California and from the great lakes to the
Gulf of Mexico.
Cannot Go Into a Combine.
"For this reason it is entirely incapable
of consolidation or combination in the
form of trusts or other organizations
against the interests of consumers; and
for the same reason the keenest competi
tion, which is always a producer of low
values, exists. Our resources and pro
ducing capacity are and will fully be equal
to the present as well as to the ultimate
demands of our people; in fact we now ex
port forest products to the amount of
"Fifth By the bill referred to it is pro
posed to improve the favorable conditions
under which the Canadian manufacturer
is enabled to compete with us in the
markets of the world.
Advantages the Canadians Have.
"Some of these conditions are as fol
lows: (A) None of the standing timber of
British America is owned in fee simple by
the lumbermen, but it is obtained by the
payment to the respective provincial gov
ernments of a nominal sum as royalty, so
that he has no investment whatever in
timber lands, and pays no taxes or interest
thereon. He simply pays to tlie govern
ment a certain sum for the privilege of
controlling the timber limit. (B) In Brit
ish Columbia stumpage is now offered at
60 cents per 1,000, payable when the timber
is cut, and it. case the product is exported
a rebate of 50 per cent, is allowed by the
Toller oft the Dominion.
"(C) It is the policy of the provincial gov -eminent
to aid and encourage the manu
facture of forest products by the construc
tion of highways, the removal of obstruc
tions from the streams, theeonstruction of
dams, chutes, flume?, docks and other
appliances for the transportation of lum
ber and logs. (1)) In addition to the fore
going advantages offered to the Canadian
lumbermen the cost of camp supplies and
provisions to ' per cent, less than in the
stales, and the scale of wages is corres
pondingly less. The effect of these and
other conditions places the Canadian pro
ducer at an advantage over his American
competitor, the only protection to whom is
the American tariff.
1'rlres Now at the Hottoiu.
"Sixth The advantages above enumer
ated held by the Canadian over the Amer-
ican are equal to at least $100 per 1,000,
aud the taxes, interest on the jnvestpteut,
together with the risks to which the Amer
ican is exposed from wind, fire, and flood
is equal to another dollar per 1,000.
"Seventh The price of American lum
ber during the last ten years has gradually
declined until it has reached a point in the
downward trend of prices below which it
is impossible for the American manufac
turer to go.
Tariff Should Not Be Changed.
"In view of this fact we submit that the
present American tariff should remain as
it is; and we further submit that in case
the duty is removed one of two results
must follow; either the present price of
Canadian stumpnge will be advanced so
that the American consumer will reap no
advantage whatever, and at the same time
the government lose the revenue which it
now derives from lumber imported from
Canada, or prices of American lumber
will be reduced, which wL'l compel a cor
responding reduction of the wages now
paid to American laborers employed in
"Eighth The present duty of fl per 1,000
does not exceed 1 per cent, ad valorem.
Unless the entire policy of encouragement
of American industries is to be abandond
no one should suggsst an imposition of a
lower rate than this.
Summing Vp the Case.
"Ninth The summing up of this whole
case presents the question: Shall the lum
ber resources of Canada and British Co
lumbia be developed while those of our
own country (the Pacific and southern
states in particular) lie dormant, or shall
this vast industry in our country enjoy to
a limited extent the protection the present
duty affords and the question in its en
tire breadth also presents tlie fact that
the bill against which we now protest
proposes to open the entire northern
boundary of the United States from sea
to sea to the forest products of the British
Dossessioas ia North America,
Bay It Is Unjust incrimination.
"To do this i.s to ignore the extensive in
terests not only of our resources along our
middle and eastern borders now being op
erated, but to crippie Uie vast interests of
the I'ucihc slope and rich forests coverin"
a vast area ot our southern states. This
probability is awakening the most serious
apprehensions of thousands who have in
vested their all in purchasing this stump
age from the same government through
which it is now 'proposed to discriminate
so unjustly against them, doing irrepara
ble injury to hundreds of thousands of la
borers Molding allegiance to the United
States government, and giving 'preference
to foreign labor and capital that contribute
nothing to our institutions or wealth."
Lumber Interests to He Organized.
A resolution closed the report declaring
that "We respectfully and earnestly pro
test against the removal of the present
duty on lumber." Mr. Austin, of Minne
sota, said that it was the duty of every
delegate present to confer with every
member of congress representing his dis
trict and urge upon him that, in justice to
one of the greatest industries in the United
States and 8K),000 men employed in it,
the duty on lumber shall not be removed.
A resolution was adopted providing for
the establishment of a permanent national
organization, and a committee appointed
to submit a plan.
A recess w.-vs then taken and npon reas
sembling a constitution and by-laws were
presented and adopted, and C. V. Good
year, of Buffalo, was elected president.
Among the vice presidents are 11. M.
Loud, of Michigan, and F. W. Everr
liauser, of Illinois. Election of secretary
and treasurer was postponed until today.
A banquet was given to the delegates last
night by the proprietor of the hotel where
they are staying.
The Lumlior Meu 'Will Ie Heard.
Washington, March 3. The committee
En ways and means has appointed a sub
eomi:iittee consisting of Bryan of Nebras
ka, Montgomery of Kentucky, and Heed
of Maine, to examine and report on the
bills providing for the free admission of
lumber. This sub-committee will give a
hearing to a delegation from the lumler
jneifs convention now in session in this
NEW Y03K LABOR REPORT.
The State Arbitration Hoard S:itislied
With Its Work.
Ni:w Yokk. March 3. The annual re
port of the state board of mediation aud
arbitration will soon be ready for the
printer am! will form an interesting story
of the strikes of the year, in a large num
ber of which the board has mediated to
the general satisfaction of employer and
employed. The report shows that the
number of strikes during the year was
6,253, and that if that large number the
board "had the satisfaction of seeing 5,
sertled, a large number through the re
commendation of the board. Four hun
dred and sixty-four of the strikes were
Two Causes for the Strikes.
The strikes were mainly on the two ac
counts of wages and hours of labor, al
though in a few instances, such as the
famous Kochester clothing cutter's strike,
the trouble was caused by opposition of
employers to organized labor. A reduc
tion of hours of labor was obtained by the
strikers in 2,05 instances and 1,941 estab
lishments increased the pay. The cases
where violence was used, is. "in proportion
to the number of strikes, very small, only
257 cases being reported.
NOT LOOKING FOR A FIGHT.
One Man with Grit Stands Off an Armed
Dkxvek, March 3. A Creede, Colo.,
special says: F. AY. Burnett, an eastern
mining man, was sitting in his window on
Main street at 11 o'clock Tuesday night
A mob from upper Creede came along,
stopped, anil one man pulled his gun and
commenced blazing away at the window.
Burnett jumped back and blew out the
ight. The mob then rushed up-stairs, but
found him waiting with a perfect arsenal
to meet them. After several shots they
left. No cause for the assault is known.
F.ncllsli Women and the Fair.
Lonpov, March 3. The women's com
mittee on the Chicago fair held its first
meeting yesterday. The Princess Christian
of Teck presided. Among the titled aud
distinguished jiersons present were the
marchioness o! Salisbury; the countess of
Alierdeen; Lady Knutsford, wife of the
colonial secretary; Lady Jeune, wife of
Justice Jeune; lady Owen Rolierts; Lady
Douglas Galton; Iady Agnes Burne; Mrs.
David Carntlchael; Mrs. Fenwick; Mrs.
Huberts-Austen; Mrs. Tyssen-Amherst
and Miss Webster, sister of the attorney
Pennsylvania Records a Kick.
IlAKiasm nr.. Pa., March 3. At the
meeting of the executive committee of the
Pennsylvania World's fair commission
yesterday a resolution was adopted re
questing the national com mission from this
state to insist on a proicr consideration by
the national management of the Chicago
exposition of the great natural interest of
Pennsylvania, the fair authorities having
refused to permit an exhibit of machinery
appliances, etc., in connection with the
production of petrulenm, coal and other
ores, and natural gas.
The Murderous Kusslan Hand.
Constantinople, March 3. One Chiu
daroff, the assassin of Dr. Vulkovitch, the
Bulgarian agent to the porte, who was
murdered la-it week while he was proceed
ing to his club, has been arrested for the
crime. It is reported that Chiudaroff has
confessed his guilt and given as an excuse
that he was drunk when he committed the
deed. It is generally believed that the
murder was incited by Russian influences.
Yulkovitch having made himself very
obnoxious to Russia by his earnest and
vigilant advocacy of Bulgarian interests.
Raiftray for North Dakota.
Gbaxd Fouks. N. D., March 8. The
lied Yailey Railroad company has been
incorporu:ed to build a line from East
Grand Forks. The following officers have
been elected: F It. Jacobi, of this city,
president; J. J. Hali, vice-president; F. W.
Peterson, treasurer; T. A. Sullivan. East
Grand Fork-, wcvetary. Messrs. Hall and
Veterson arc .a-u uipi;als?ts.
Condition of Representative Springer
Washington-, March 3. Mr. Springer
waspiuch better yesterday morning, al
though his condition late Tuesday flight
was rather alarming. ' The erysipelas in
his face caused serious inflammation, which
(or a time threatened to extend to the brain
end throw the patient into delirium. Yes
terday Mr. Springer showed marked im
provement and was in much better spirits
than at any time within the last forty
eight hours. The danger from the erysipe
las is now practically over.
Fire in a Nebraska Town.
Platte Cextus, Neb., March 3. Half
of the business .blin ks of this city were
destroyed by fire yesterday morning.
lxss 30,000, The postoffice was destroyed
with ail mail matter. The same portion
of the city was destroyed bv fire just four
years ago this month.
Killed by an I.x-t nvl-t.
Tl OT, X. Y., March 3. -Ru ber Rath
bone was shot and killed at StepheBtown,
fifteen miles from here, by Martin Casey,
an ex-convict, who is known as a desperate
man. The shooting griw out of a feud of
long standing between the two families.
Barber Rath bone met Lnke Casey, father
of Martin, and severely Wat the old man.
Martin Casey came up just as Rathbone
had felled his father, and drawing his pis
tol shot and killed Rathbone. Both Casey
and his father have fled to the mountains.
Will Sustain President IrenseL
Chicago, March 3. Samuel V. Ailer
tnn, who is a director of the Indianapolis
Street Car company, said yesterday that
the Chicago directors were perfectly satis
fied with the course of I'resident Freniel
and would support him to the end.
t'mcARO, March 2.
Following were the quotations oa the
board of trade to-Uav: Wa-at March,
ou;i (ifc, closed W.tc; M:iy, opened
Hc, closed 81 i-; July, opened h8.c closed
Corn Year, oiiened closed
41c; May, oienxl 4.34c, ol.iscd t'Ji-s Junn.
opened 4i?V". do -el 4ijc Oati May, opened
&z, closed 31c. Pork March, opened
and closed $11.174: May, opened - and
closed $11.10. Lard Murch, opened $6,436,
Live Stock: Pric?s at the L'aion Stockyards
today rangel as follows: Hoes Market
active and 5c 1 wer; sales ranged at la&V&tfti
pitrs, ft.M&'L.tt li.-ht, i4.3"j&4.ftj rough racking,
St.4oir4.8j mixed, and $4.t&4.Bi heavy
p.icking and snipping lots.
Cattle Market fairly active and .prices
steady; quotations ranged at $405.30
choice to extra shipping steers, $4.004.TO
good to choice do, $:i.tiO4.10 fair to rood. $3.10
(W3.HO common to medium do, f3.10Q8.60
butchers' steers, $2.30 8.15 etockars, $-'.TS
4.UJ Texas tte -re, $3.11x.90 feeders, ti-MfA
3.4 cows, $1.7.V&.7.) bulls and f.'l.US,S.50 veal
Sheep - Market moderately active and prices
firm; qnoiati.ms ranged at $4 Sftf 0
western, ft-i .75 natives, and o.-'5a6.S0
Produce: But ter-Faniy separator. Sic; fine
creameries, 2;&i8;; dairies, fancy, fresh, l&
23c; racking stock, frueh, 14ffL5c . Kggi
Fresh candlud loss off, 10c per dcaen. Itneaed
poultry Spring chickens, fair, pood, 1U&12
per lb; fancy, 12hc: roosters, 6c; ducks, ll14of
geese, Kg.Uc; turkeys, choice, 14c; fair to
good, 12 13Jc Potatoes Hebrooa, SK30o
porbu.; Burbanks, 31,33c; Rose, 8U3c f er
seed; Peerless. 3tH&&!c fur seed; common to
poor mixed lots, Si&Ac; sweet potatoes, Illi
nois, J1.5ti2.25 per brL Apples Common,
$1.50 per brl; good. $2 7ja0u; fancy. $i0u
New York, March X
Wheat Xo. 2 red winter ca-h. $1.06o;
March, fl.tMls; April, $l.ma,: May, MH
Corn No. 8 mixed cash. 5Hiu; March, 4!4c:
April, fcic; May, 4!4C Oats Dull; No. 2
mixed cash. 3HV4c: May, 87c. Rye Quiet but
firm; 7c3,$l.()u tor whole range. Barley Dull;
two-rowel state, 5Siaiic Pork Dull; meea,
$9.7f&l0.5vi f..r new. Lard -Quiet; March,
$6.77; May, $tS.Sl.
Live Stock: Cattle-Market slow but steady
f'r ail prades; poorest ta best native steers,
3.H.a,4.w per 100 lbs; balls and dry cows,
$-.0 Hai.W. bheop and lambs Market firm;
sheep. $5.30ft.i per 100 life; lambs, $."0
7J. Hogs Nominally stead r; live hogs, $4.IW
(85.50 per 100 lbs.
The Loral Markets.
Office Rock Ifland Dtlt aud Wbski.t Aaors 1
Kock Island, 111., March. 3,1892 f
Ships'nff $1.00 per rwt.
Batter Fair to choice, S4c: crcsmery, 28&29C.
E22! Frc!-Q.22c; packed. 90c.
Poultry Chickens. 10&12K ; turkeys, 12c
duikf, l-'!c: geese, 10c.
rarrr and vb6btabi.es.
Apples f S.-ii&Js 75 pT tibi.
Onions 81 KatiSc.
Turnips 156 5tc.
Ca!Tlr Bt. tctum pay lor corn ftd steers,
8H'4'c; cu aud biifeu, 33Wc; c&lvee.
ABLATES cS CO.
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