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ii WEDNESDAY, M KCU 9.
Highest of all in Leavening Power.
THE SPORTIVE SEAL'
It Remains a Vexatious Bone
LATEST EITCH IS NEGOTIATIONS.
Probability That Revenue Cotter Will
' Again Guard the Feeding Ground '
Senator Iirus the Arbitration Treaty '
and Seem Inrllnnl to Rellirerence '
An Ameriean I'rotest Against Protect- '
lng the riiocidw Family Forter Make ,
' Some Rrflprtinn on the Recent New
, Tork Census Offlclal Items.
i VTASnixr.TOX, March 9. YeslorJay le-
ingr the regular day for the meeting of the .
cabinet a session was neia lor tt:e lirst
jtime in two weeks. There were present
toll the members except Secretaries Blaine.
Jwho is sick, and Foster and Xoble, who
tere out of t be city. As was expected Beh-
king sea matters were the principal sub- i
ject under discussion. The session lasted
about an hour and a half. Immediately '
upon adjournment President Harrison
Isent the treaty proposing arbitration of
the Behring sea controversy to the senate '
lot its consideration. In the course of the "
(mooting the reply to Lord Salisbury's note,
In which heannounced his unwillingness to j
further extend the modus vivendi of last
year, was presented and discussed and
later delivered to Sir Julian Pauncefote.
Alleged Tenor of the Keply.
It i said that the reply, while express-
itiff M.rrr..t nt tlio fiftiT .f lIc 1fiT"i1 ..Tiin
very broadly and firmly intimates thej
ability and intention of the government of:
'the United States to protect the seals and
all other property rights claimed by it in j
the Behring sea by virtue of the treaty of j
157 with Russia. The reply is said to be !
a degnilied but emphatic statement of the
controverted rights of this country in the j
(territory undsr discussion. The cabinet, j
tit is said, discussed the question whether ,
or not, under the conditions that exist
iow, the recently negotiated treaty of
arbitration should In" sent to the senate,
and it was decided in the affirmative.
Couldn't Go Itark on Arbitration.
, It was asserted that it would not do for
the United States government, after hav
ing proposed arbitration, to withdraw
Irom the arrangement made by its repre
sentatives and those of Great Britain to
carry that proposition into effect. What- j
ever position the other party lumut as
same, this govt-rnment, it was further
stated, must show its good faith in the
tnatter. Other means than the abandon
ment of the proposed arbitration could l
found, and dou btless would be, under the
tiew conditions arising out of the refusal
kit Great Britain to renew the modus
vivendi by which the seal herds could be
jirotected pending progress of the arbitra
tion. May ITave to Enforce the Law.
President Harrison, it is said, fully real
izing the necessity that exists for expedi
tious action if there is to be any effective
protection of the seals Hgaiust poaching
this season, will endeavor to reach an un
derstanding with lireat Britain as soon as
possible. ShiHild Lord Salisbury persist in
Lis refusal to juin in a modus Vivendi after
receiving the reply sent yesterday to his
Recent note, it is probable that the presi
dent will notify him that the law of the
United States against illegal sealing will
be enforced against all vessels offending,
and the usual proclamation warning poach
ers off the sealing waters will be issued.
The programme, however, will depend
largely upon developments from tim? to
OPPOSITION TO ARBITRATION.
The Retiring Sea Treaty Discussed by the
Senator for an Hour.
WASHINGTON', March 9. The Behring
tea arbitration treaty was sent to the sen
ate yesterday by the president, and at 3:30
the senate went into executive session to
Consider it. The message of the president
and the full text of the treaty were read.
There was nothing of an important nature
In the president's letter, it being simply a
(letter of transmittal and containing no
Hcommendations or snggestions. After a
short, concise explanation of what the
treaty proposed and an appeal to the sen
ate concerning the urgent necessity for
a peed y action had been made on behalf of
the administration by a prominent sena
tor, an animated and interesting discus
Won, free from acrimony, however, follow
ed on the subject matter of the document.
Very I'nconipromiitlnjr Were They.
Some of the remarks that were made
showed a disposition on the part of some
' senators, particularly among those from
the Pacific coast, to wage earnest opposi
tion to its aj ;iroval, if not to its considera
tion Several senators were uncompromis
ing in their attitude. They held that there
was no question as to the right of the
United States to the waters acquired from
Russia by the Alaska treaty of 1807, and
contended that the submission of this right
to the decision of foreign arbitrators was a
ppwardly surrender on the part of this
country. Ratification under these circum
stances they resented bitterly. Another
argument against the ratification of the
treaty was that one of the arbitrators It
aly had not a friendly feeling toward the
United States, on account of the Xew Or
An Onilslon Objected To.
Much feeling, almost general in its
character, was manifested ovtr the omis
sion from the treaty of a clause renewing
the modus vivendi, and some senators
tirged that the refusal to do this during
the pendency of the arbitration proceed
ings justified the United States in direct
ing ite ai a ftw vessels to seise any sealers
without regard to nationality found vio
lating the present law for the protection
The Treaty Referred.
The discussion lasted more than an
bour and ended with the reference of the
treaty to the committee on foreign rela
tions. But this discussion is only the be
Latest U. S. Gov't Report
ginning ot tne opposition wmcn mi.
probnMy arise when the treaty is brought
before the senate for coiisiduru'iion. The
corres poudeace in the negotiation pro
reedic gs was not sent to the senate.
WANT A FREE BEHRING SEA.
Auier can Fishermen M lio "Jino Drives"
with the Miiadiiiii.
Wamhsgton. March 9. A petition was
"wrjtel bv Scjtiire in the senate yester
day from the ui.....l.i in cuiim.iuve ol .fori
Townsc-nd, Wash., which sets forth that
the pif sent conditioner the Btlnitig s.-a
fisheries question works the greatest hard
ship to American fishermen by depriving
them of the rights and privileges which
they el joyed in the north Atlantic ocean,
where i hey were encouraged and protected
by the L'nited Stales; that the fur sea, be
sides bt ing a destroyer of food fishes, is an
l.rticle f luxury preserved for the use of the
lich alone, and lias been made the subject
Df a mcnoply for more than twenty years;
that if the waters of the north Pacific and
bearing sea are left five to all, as the
waters of the North Ati;unic, the rociio.i
lalists believe that the benefits which the
Americi n fishermen generally, and those
Df Was! ingtou state in particular, would
derive would far exceed ia value the
amount received by the United states for
ihe least of the PriblyofT island. Therefore
the men orialist prey that the fisheries of
these sets be thrown ojcn.
SAYS THEY PADDED THE CENSUS.
flnpt. Porter Comments on the New York
WASni GTo., March 9. It having been
announced by the Xew York state oflicials
that the census of the city of Xew Yolk
taken umler their management gives that
city over I,soo,m0 inhabitants, which is an
eess of S'm.KO over the national c; nsus,
t uperinteadent Porter comments ihetvon
One of t te !cst illustrations of the maanrf
la whih tie stnTe census of New York ciiy tv.s"
pairted is ljini-,!ieJ by the results in ti.u i iiv-t
assembly tiistri.-t. 'ibis district ineluties tf.e
First, Secoiid, Third, and Fifth wards, rutinins
f om the B ittery to Spruce and Ferry street-
a id on the west side of ISrondwiiy to Canal
:re-t. Th s district, as every one knows, is
not a residi nt section, btini composed of otlica
build. ns, I Ubiness houses, steamboat wharves,
A Steady Heereae of Population.
Its resident population has been steadily de
creasing fur a great n;any years. In Kti, lor
Instance, it contained 50.0JU. Hy rcforetice to
the New York state census of lST.'i, it is shown
that it decreased to :M.15 . In S;0 there was
about 27. mil people witliin its limits, according
t the fed ral census in June, and iJs.M ar
cording to the police count in October, lu
H'ite of these fact, the etats cnmni-mt rs
I laim to ha "e fouuJ !KJ people in tuis dis
trict, an it crease of 4i per cent, since Is!l
and a numerical increase of more than Kleml
over both the federal and police enumerations.
One District that Decreased.
Wherever district ia larily c imposed if
business houses or homes where there is . i.l
opportunity for pa.dinj. the alleged increase
of population fot::d by the state enumerators
is phenom-'nal; wbereas. on the contrary ,'au tiie
tenement house and resident districts where
there is not tae same opportunity for duplicat
ing the population, the gains since the lederal
census are less unreasonable. The Twentieth
district, runs. ing from Forty-ninth to l iftj-
Einth street in the east side, which is almost
entirely a resident district, not only showed no
increase, but in actual decrease siau Is '.).
springe;? is getting better.
He 'Will Have to Stop Work, However
1- laine and Holinan.
Washington", March 9. The improve
ment in Mr. Springer's condition con
tinued yesttrday, although be did not get
much rest Jtonday night. The erysipelas
is gradually disappearing. Xo return of
it is anticipated, and the physicians have
every hope 'hat he is on the road to sure,
but slow ncovery. The improvement
continued iht night and the patient s
Cough was e itirely gone. The physician-
nay that he vill have to quit business for
a couple of mouths or more.
Condition of Itlainc and Holnian.
Dr. Hyatt, secretary Blaine's physician,
stated last night that there had been no
chance in the patient's condition since
Monday. lie .'id, however, that he look
ed for a favor able turn today.
Representative Holman, of Indiana, who
is confined to his room by a heavy cold,
was no better last night and it may be
several days Ik fore he will resume his
duties in the house.
Proc edinc in Congress.
WASIUNGTO sMarchO. Squires of Wash
ington presented to the senate yesterday a
protest of Washington fishermen against
the protection of the seals, saying that
there is more i loncy for the people in fish.
Squires said bt had more of the same. Stan
ford introduced a bill to make the duty on
opium to jier p iimd. A bill was passed for
the construct! in of two revenue cutters
for the lakes. The pure food bill was
resumed and some amendments agreed to,
sn executive sessiouwas held, the death
of Representative Kendall was announced
snd as a mark of resjiect the senate ad
In the house Kendall's death was an
nounced, a funeral committee appointed
end adjournment taken.
Legislation for Postal Employes.
WASHINGTON", March 9. The house post
office committee is considering and giving
bearings on several bills for the benefit of
postal employes. The carriers want Uum
mings' bills j assed which give them
saluries ranging from $000 for the first
year to $1,200 after the fourth year, and
which give them pensions, when incapac
itated after fifteen years' service. The
clerks in first an 1 second class offices want
Salaries fixed oi a per centage scale. A
favorable report has been ordered on the
bill giving rail.vay mail clerks salure
ranging from for first class to l,h"
tor seventh class.
The New Outhaiu C'ennus.
Xew YonK, March 9. The population
oi the city, exclusive of the inmates of in
stitutions who ai e to be looked after by the
state secretary, U, according to the census
just completed, ,800,891. This ia 807,390
more people than Xew York was credited
with by the feder tl census.
BIG CHICAGO BLAZE.
Six Story Building Reduced to
rrnELizir tight ruinous fla?!fs.
Oceana f Water Poured on Them With
out Effect A Stable ard Thirteen
Horse Also Destroyed Brilliant Sight
Jat as Two Floors Pell In A Tongue
of Flame Forty Feet Long Figures on
Chicago, March 9. The six-story build
lag 105 and 197 Michigan street, occupied
by several firms and owned by Thomas
Mtickin, was totally destroyed by fire be
tween 3 and 3 o'clock this morning, and
the various firms doing business in tho
building suffered the loss of all their
stocks. The fire was discovered by a po
lice oifieer at 1:45 o'clock and an alarm was
pent in at once. Chief Swenie responded
on the first alarm and at once sent in a
general alarm, calling out twenty engines,
four trucks and two water towers, togeth
er with five chemical engines.
Flames Make Itapid Headway.
When the lirst engine arrived flames
were bursting from all windows above the
basement in the alley, tho fire having
larted in the basement and burned
through the forest of partitions to the
roof, spreading through the various floors
in the ascent. In front the -Cames did
not appear so dangerous, and the
work of the first-alarm engines was direct
ed to the rear of the live floors. The light
woo 1 construction on the inside of build
ing, together wilh the inflammable char
acter of the material in the building, aid
ed the spread of the flames, and before the
second-alarm engines arrived and were
fairly at. work the entire building was a
mass of flames from basement to top floor.
An Ocean of Water No Fsc.
Fifteen minutes after the first alarm
wai sent in there were two siamesed
6treams and five regular lines plaj iug imo
the front windows of the burning struct
ure and as many were at work at the rear
windows. Forseeing the danger. of a
spread of the flames, Chief Swenie ordered
two lines on the roofs of the buildings ad
joining the structure, and the department
settled down to a determined fight to keep
the flames within the building where they
originated. The vast volumes of water
poured into the building had not the
A Roaring Furnaoe Inside.
Great clouds of black smoke, indicating
the destruction of material within the
building, poured from the windows of all
floors, while an occasional burst from the
windows told how futile was the use of
W iter to subdue the raging furnace within.
A few minutes arter 1 o'clock there was a
brilliant burst of light on the top of the
building which told that the flames had
eaten through to the roof.
Wa:i Fall with a Crash.
A tongue of flame forty feet in length
shot up inUi the air and lighted up the
territory for blocks around. A second
later there was a rumbling crash and tl e
fifth and sixth floors fell to the fourth
door. This weakened ti e side and front
walls, and fearing some accident there
was a rearrangement of the fire apparatus
in front and rear and on the four-story
structure west of the burning building.
Ihe Estimate of Losses.
The fire was prevented from spending to
the buildings ou either side. Its origin is
unknow n. The building is a total loss ot
f.V. ,(100. Other loss are: Chicago Paint
C ., -:S0,K; American Fruit Co. and
Cost el io company (chocoa'es), f3),0IJ brt
tv een them. Geo. Ol e rne, hides, ! ,
000; II inois Storage Co. Obeirne is un
fortunate in the matter of fires. Iist
s inimer his establishment at Michigan
street and Salle avenue w is burned.
I'.raiuls l'ire a Slable.
ijrands from the blaze set fire to the
Ycndome stable, in the rear of the burning
building. 1 ue stable, with its conteuts,
including thirteen horses, were consumed"
Heedless Sirs. Iletherington.
San" Fk.S('ico, March 9. Dr. Xorth-
Coet, surgeon of the steamer Monocacy.oa
which Lieutenant and Mrs. lletherington
made their voyage to Japan, is in the city.
He says Mrs. Hetberington caused
much gossip in Yokohama, not so
much on account of questionable ac
tions as by Ler childishness and heed
lessness. She attended a ball at the Rus
sian consul's the night her husband was
in jail and Kobinson lying dead. Her
friends endeavored to dissuade her from
going, hut without success.
Is Tills Iowa Ci llixat ion ?
CORNING, Ia., March 9 The ruffianism
which has almost broken up the Free
Methodist revival here developed a sort of
sandbagging phase Monday night. After
the close of the Free Methodist meeting
one of the preachers, Hiram Eracknev,
was knocked down on the street and
rolled in the mud. The assault was in
tended foi the man Xelson, who wired
Governor IJoies last Friday for the militia,
but the assailant hit the wrong man.
Corbctt Continues to Tempt Fate.
Xew Oklkaxs, March 9. Corbett has
telegraphed here that he will fight Sulli
van at any time during the summer, bo
fore the Olympic clubhand that club has
wired back that it will put up a purse of
ti.,000 for the eveut.
ST. Paul, March 9. Sullivan has wind
nn order to cover Cordctt's torfeit, tne
light to be for SHi.o-lo side bet and a purse.
Heacoii Admitted to Hail.
PAKIS, Eirch 8 -Mr Edward Parker
Deacon was arraigned b -fore a magistrate
at Grasse yesterday for ihe murder of his
wife's lover, and released under bond of
10,000 fraucs. His trial will take place at
the Xice assizes late in April or early in
May. Mrs. Deacon will stay in Cannes
until the trial of her husband shall have
Grave Charges Against a Widow.
Desver, March 9 The heirs of the 1
Simon Black, of this citv. have filed
action in the United Slates court charg
if iv Flora, his wife- with Hestroeintr s
will for over tl,UJ0,030, by which they
woum nave iieen greatly nenclueu, and
als.-i utrrmirle I n f I iiMt i nr lliut.
foully dealt with at the time of his death.
Iron Mining Company Organized.
DlLt'TU, Minn., March 9. The Com
stock Irou Mining Co. was organized here
yesterday with a capital of fc,000,000. The
company owns in full aliout 4,030 acres of
the best located lauds on the Mesaiia
range. A. D. Thomson was elected presi
dent, F. W. Merritt, vice president.
THE SCHOOL BOARD-
Taf ltrr'or Meet. 'snsUler ifcf
Bid for Erectlac Xo. . and Ad
Jmra l ottl This Evealnr.
At the regular mouthy meeting of ihe
bjard of education hld at its rooms
ast evetin? oon8id-rbl u3ines
minor importance was transacted. On
the lecemmenda'ion of the text-book
committee tbe Stoddtrd's new Inttllec-
luul Aiithmfclic was adopted for use ia
lUe Ninth crade. Insurance on tbe Ni.
4 building wss placed in tbe agencies of
J. M. Buford and II . L. Scbill. The
policies aggregate S3 000. The bids for
the rebuilding of tbe No. 6 school build-
m on Twelfth street were opened and
are as follows: John Volfc & Co.
115.733; W. A. Guthrie f 15 900; Sieyirs
& Anderson $16,140; Collins Brothers
17 243. C. J. W. Schreiner $17,945
On account of the absence of W. B.
Ferguson it was dicidtd to ar)journ un
til this evening.
The following bills were allowtd:
Silver. Burdelt & Co., $125; O R.
Housel. S1.20; C. C. Taylor, J w;
Hart .fe Rahnsen. S2 67: John Volk &
Co.. $2 65; R. I. Gas Co., 10 73; J-bn
T. Nofttkcr. 18 do; E UiusraD, s o.
Charits Fietii;. fli G O Ilucistaedi.
$2.6(; II. M. Berdloy & Co , f'J; J
M. Bjford. S165 60: E H. uuyer. c-Jt';
Stivers & Anderson, 123.75; VV. A.
Guthlie, 53.80; Clerosnn & Sia'ztnenn,
S6; Henry BaMs' Sons. t3; S. a Kemme.
$61 5; .1. W. Stexart, 9J i ents; U. J w.
Schreiner. $1,500; R I. Fuel Co , f '.';
Suwait & Montgomery, $33 99
A very plehsunt surprise party ws9
given to Clarence, the little son of Fred
erkk Sctrocdcr iird wife on Fourteenth
etrt t and Second avenue h.st evening.
P.efrefchmenta were served ud the little
folks enjoyed themselves immensely.
The following is a list of those present:
l.uls Bennett .
Ed . Behrns
Delia t ook.
.V' aud Pa'.mer
Clara Wail her
Secretary Foster is en route home again.
There is a steady exodus of negroes from
Arkansas to Oklahoma.
Jay Gould has given 'ti'i.OOO to the Uni
ve:si;y of the City of Xew York.
Charles Wall was hanged at Tunkhan
nock, Pa., for the murder of his wife.
Green Campbell, of Birmingham, Ala.,
has been sentenced to death by a jury for
A human skeleton over twelve feet
high has been unearthed on Trace creek,
Lincoln county, V. Va.
A reception was given to ex-Speaker
Reed in Washington by the combined Re
publican organizations of that city.
A negressdied at Otterville, Mo.,who re
membered when she was brought from
Africa in a slave ship, the was 115 years
Justin McCarthy has entered suit in a
French court for the possession of the
funds of the Irish parliamentary party of
which Parnell was one of the trustees.
General 1J. F. Butler indorsed a note in
180 for $1:2,500, and a Boston court has
just decided that he must pay it. The note
amounts to Slti.000 now. He will appeal.
A petition with the signatures of 1,230,
000 Englishmen, soon to be presented to
parliament, favors the arbitrating of all
disputes that may arise between Great
Britain and Ihe United Stat.
Af.er ue Grip
And f.fitr typhoid fever, diphtheria, pneu
monia, or other prostrating diseases,
IIooO's Sarsspsrilla is just what is needed
to restore the streup'h snd vigor so much
riefTcd to ixpel nil poison from the
blood. It has bad wonderful success in
many such cuses.
Hocd's Pi!ls set especially upon the
liver, rousirg it from torpidity to its nat
ural duties, cure constipation snd assist
There's a good deal of
guarantee business in the store
keeping of to-day. It's too
excessive. Or too reluctant.
Half the time it means noth
ing. Words only words.
This offer to refund the
money, or to pay a reward, is
made under the hope that you
won't want your money back,
and that you won't claim the
reward. Of course.
So, whoever is honest in
making it, and works not on
his own reputation alone, but
through the local dealer whom
you know, must have some
thing he has faith in back of
the guarantee. The business
wouldn't stand a year with
What is lacking is confi
dence. Back of that, what is
lacking is that clear honesty
which is above the "average
Dr. Pierce's medicines are
guaranteed to accomplish what
they are intended to do, and
their makers give the money
back if the result isn't ap
Doesn't it strike you that
a medicine which the makers
have so much confidence in,
is the medicine for you?
Woodyatt's Music House
No. 1804 Second Avenue.
WOODYATT & WOQDYATT.
This firm have the exclusive sale for tMs'coumy r..f
Pieirios etrjcl Oro;ais(
WEBER, ST13YVESANT, DECKER BROS., "WEEtLOm
3fA foil line !eo of email Mneical Bierihandise. ve tave icotr e ! t C:-- Cif T - a,l
OUR NEW . .
In a few days
We will have a
Grand Spring Opening
WATCH for it.
t:r Mk l i mum i il n miiniii ' i n -.- y i l r?
R. G.HursoN. M -1 1, -;:;E"
HUDSON & PARKER,
CARPENTERS AND BUILDERS,
All kinds of. Carpentering promptly attecdI r
lurEislied when dpsireu. i T l , i
Shop cor First ave ard Seventeenth st. Kc k
Is showing the largest and
most complete line of
Cloaks and Millinery ever
shown in the tri-cities.
Ladies needing anything in
their line should not fail to
call and inspect their goods
"Willow Crown Sailor Hat.
And the ESTEY, "WESTERN COTTAGE and Fj.R.
RAND & VOTEY ORGANS.
, , Spg Stoct
IS ARRIVING DAILY.
OARSE 8c CO,
1622 Second Ave.
' iUK V IT'S lrf Tf-fl ! J ,-;-,7 V xC.ry
THE POSITIVE CUnC,
THE BEE HIVE,
and prices. n
114 West Second Street, Davenport.