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qck Island Daily Argxj
t XL. NO. 121.
R0C ISLAND, TUESDAY, MAKCII 15, 1892.
Single Ccpl es S Cents
Per Week 12 Cent
Money in Your Pocket
By BuyingJ Goods
At This Sale.
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.
ILL GOODS POSITIVELY AS ADVERTISED.
Our Air. M. C. Rice is now in the eastern mar
ts buying our Grand Stock for this spring, and we
e will, without doubt, show you the finest line 01
thing and Furnishing Goods ever brought to this
and at lower prices than ever known of in Rock
We have not near enough room for our
Of nice new
Jpring Clothing and Furnishing Goods
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
2a to 50 per cent on every purchase, loss
not taken into consideration, as we must
move the goods. What is our loss is your gain.
a SAX. BOOK ISLAND. M. C RICE.
The Behring Sea Treaty Still
Waits on Salisbury.
m WOED rKOSI TEE taedt peehteb
it 311(1 SI n m ti Ssl fi!
A Long IMsciisslon in the Semite That
geems to Have Beon Waste of Time and
Words Senator Morrill's Condition
Not Improved, and Death Looked for
at Any Moment A Sweeping Iteforni
In the Civil Service Proposed The Post'
office Bill Passed.
Washington, March 15. The second ex
ecutive session of the senate yesterday
afternoon was devoted to a discussion of
Behring sea matters, which had nothing
definite as its object and from which noth
ing definite resulted. The session was
called shortly after the receipt of two
documents transmitted by President Har
rison, and was doubtless more or less in
pursuance of a consultation earlier in the
day, at which were present the president,
attorney general, and Senator Sherman,'
chairman .if the committee on foreign
affairs, (icuernl J. Foster, who is iu
charge of the Behring sea negotiations,
and ex-Miuister E. J. Phelps, who will be
the counsel of the United States
before the board of arbitrators under the
present treaty, also called at the White
House and had a conference with the
Keports of the Seal Agents.
The documents sent to the senate proved
to be the reports of the Behring sea agents
provided for in the ninth article of the
pending treaty, who were appointed and
did tlieir work practically before the treaty
was signed. Tie. conclusions arrived nt
by these commissioners, Sir Baden Powell
and Mr. Dawson for Great Britain, and
Professors Merriaru and Mendenhall for
the United States, are given in three sep
arate documents a joint report on points
Unon Which llicv nirrmtfT mirt cii!iT.f-u ft
ports on the points upon which they could
uul. agree, j lie agents are saul to have
airreed unon the noint that rt :i- u.nlimr
will inevitably result in the destruction of
the seal herd.
Talked Over the Whole Subject.
While flip sn:ifA rnnininiifT in nvwx.;,-..
session a general debate took place upon
the whole subject, but no action was pro
posed and no action taken. The treaty
still remains with the committee on for
eign ri'lllt imiU fllirl 1C nnt nvnnotal in , a
senate until after a reply has been received
irom i.oru sviiisoury to the note from the
presideut of the Sth inst. That reply has
made, in the course of the debate, that in
asmuch as Lord Salisbury had refused to
admit to the treaty a provision for arbi
trating the niiestion of rinmnws frrowinir
out of the illegal acts by Canadian seal
poacners, uecnuing to assume aur respou-
SibilitV for t tif.ir Mftc m u-milfl '4irkt fntuf.
fere by the use of the naval power of Eng-
i.mu to ueicnu mose poacumg vessels
aeainst anvstenstli.it the 1'nitiil sinto-i
might take to protect the seals.
im n or the Controversy.
Of course, if the arbitrators found that
in protecting the seals the United States
vessels or authorities committed any un
lawful acts it would be responsible there
for. Notwithstanding this, the opinion
was generally expressed that the United
States should uiuli'rf :ik in H full
of its ability to protect the seals. The best
means of doing this was, however, a sub
ject upon which differing opinions were
held. As stated in the report of Con
sul Myers at Victoria, H. C, many of the
poaching vessels have cleared for the seal
ing grounds much earlier than usual, fear
ing that the modus vivendi may be re
newed and hoping by this early start to
avoid notice of that fact.
Availing for Salisbury.
How to reach these vessels that have al
ready gone is a problem that is engaging
the attention of the authorities who sav.
however, there are several ways bv which
they can be reached. Particulars, how
ever, are not vouchsafed to the general in
quirer. There is no change in the situa
tion and the -: cieolyped reply to the ques
tions on the subject is fivenr -V dm
awaiting Salisbury's reply to the note of
IUU OLU lllSiailL.
THE BILL FOR POSTOFFICES.
Its Principal f eatures as It 1'iissed the
"Washington', March 15. The principal
features of the bill to construct postoflice
buildings in the smaller towns, as it
passed the senate yesterday, are that the
total cost of a building shall in no case ex
ceed JO,000 at any place where the gross
receipts for the three years preceding have
not exceeded JS.OUO, and at no other place
shall exceed a sum equal to the aggregate
of the postoflice receipts at such places
during the three years preceding, nor $73,
000 in all; within such limits the costs of
such buildings shall be fixed by the board
of construction subject to the president's
approval in the order making selection of
the place, regard being had for popula
tion, business and growth in the past, and
if the board should desire to exceed this
limit of cost they shall report the same to
congress with their reason.
MORE CIVIL SERVICE REFORM.
The System to He Kx tended to Laborers
or All Kind.
Washington, March 15. The house
committee on reform in the civil service
has authorized Andrew of Massachusetts
to report favorably the bill to exclude
political influence in tfce employment of
laborers under the authority of the United
States government. The civil service
commission are directed to aid the presi
dent in preparing suitable rules for the
employment or appointment of laborers
upon United States vessels, pnblic works.
messenger laborers and mechanics in the
several departments and in the customs
and postal service according to some uni
form system which shall relate exclusively
to the character and fitness of persons
seeking such appointment or employment.
CONDITION OF SENATOR MORRILL.
No Improvement and Death Looked for
at Any Moment.
Washington, March 15. Senator Mor
rill of Vermont, who has represented that
staff in the senate for twenty-five yean, Is
dangerously ilT and Ills chances for recov
ery are very slight. He was in the senate
on Friday last and participated in the pro
ceedings. Although Buffering from a
heavy eold he paid but little attention to
It. He remained at home on Saturday,
but felt no unusual effects of the cold.
He spent the day nt his desk and in the
evening was with his family and a few
friends. Snnday morning, however, he
was compelled to keep his bed.
A Case of Congestion of the Longs.
His physician was summoned and pro
nounced him dangerously ill. He was
somewhat easier yesterday morning, but
during the day there came no improve
ment in his condition. Senator Morrill is
83 years of age, and it is feared his consti
tution is not sufficiently robust to with
stand the attack of so serious a disease as
ingestion of the lungs. His family did
not look for any amelioration of his con
dition last night and his death may ensue
at any time. At midnight there was no
change in the senator's condition.
In Senate and House.
Washington. March 15. All the United
States circuit court nominations, includ
ing J udge oods, of Indiana, were report
ed favorably to the senate yesterday. A
petition from Baltimore Methodists pro
tested against further anti-Chinese legis
lation us it restricted missionary work in
China. The bill making the secretary of
agriculture eligible to succeed to the pres
idency in event of the death of
all other eligibles was reported
favoiwbly. He-solutions inviting the king
and queen regent of Spain and the de
scendants of Columbus to the World's
fair went bvcr. The postoflice building
bill was resumed and passed.
The house passed a bill making Council
Bluff's, la., a port of delivery and then
went to District business, passing a num
ber of bills. Then in committee the army
appropriation was considered until ad
iiiurninent. Of Interest to Post masters.
AV.M!1M;tov. March 15. William Wil
son was appointed postmaster nt Chadron,
Neb., in l5, iu October, lss, the post
master general raised the grade of the
oilice and fixed the salary at
Jl.iW). His commission as third
class postmaster did not issue until
January, lbST: the auditing officers
refused to pay Wilson at the rate of the
increased salary prior to the date of his
new commission, although he performed
the duties of the office. The court of
claims decided that he was entitled to pay
of the higher rank from the lime the office
was raised and the supreme court, through
Justice Lamar, yesterday announced its
opinion affirming the judgment of the
court of claims.
Voted for More Creeiilmi-ks.
Washington, March 15. While the bill
for the erection of postoflice buildings in the
smaller towns was under discussion in the
senate yesterday George of Mississippi of
fered an amendment providing that all
expenses under the bill be paid by an ex
tra issue of greenbacks. The following
voted against tabling the proposal: Bar-
tKiur. llerry, Call, Chilton, Coke, Daniel,
George. Harris, Morgan, Pasco, l'efTer,
Pcttigrcw, Pugh, Stewart, Turpie, Vance
ISIaine's Appetite Is Too Gooil.
Washington, March 15. Secretary
Blaine shows continued evidence of im
provement. 1 1 is appetite is good, but it is
restricted by his physiciaus.
Latest Purchase of silver.
Washington, March 15. The treasury
department yesterday purchased K55,Ou)
ounces of silver at from $0.!055 to $fi.af.H
New Itauk for Texas.
Washington, March 15. The Mercan
tile National Bank of Dallas, Tex., capital
rI50,(Xl, has lceii authorized to begin
A liHliee for the Kaiser to (irowl.
Panama. March 15. A. Herrmann, the
German charge d'affairs at Quito, the
capital of Ecuador, has been assvilted by
a mob. Herrmann has for a long time
been unpopular with the natives, it being
claimed that he is officially arrogant and
given to interference in native politics.
The protest against him culminated in an
attack by a mob in which he narrowly
escaped serious injury. 1'he populace set
upon him unexpectedly, and before the
authorities could come to the rescue he
had been roughly handled.
The Tioga Disaster Case.
Bi kfalo. N. Y., March 15. The case of
the Union Steamship company vs. Joseph
C. Bright & Bro., was called in- the su
preme court yesterday. The action arose
out of the explosion on the st earn cT Tioga
at Chicago a year or more ago, by which
the vessel was badly wrecked and several
lives lost, and involves hundreds of thou
sands of dollars and questions of grave
importance. The company hold the
Brights responsible for tbe lass, claiming
that they violated the law and shipped
liaptha under another name.
A Suggest loa to Ir. Farkhnrst.
New York, March 15. Speaking of the
sermon which the Kev. Parkhurst deliv
ered Sunday about the corruptions of the
city government. District Attorney Ificoll
said to a reporter: ul would respectfully
suggest that Dr. Parkhurst go to the po
lice court as do the officers of the societies
like that to which he is attached, when
complaints against disorderly houses are
made. It is the proper place. Mr. Gerry
and Mr. Comstock go there, and they have
no fault to find with the way this office is
Broke a Mexfean Corn Monopoly.
SAX Luis Potosl,' Mex., March 15.
Sixty-five thousand bushels of corn from
the United States have arrived here and
been placed on sale nnder the direction of
the state government at reasonable prices
to the poorer classes. The large consign
ment has completely broken the corn
monopoly which has existed here for some
Xletberiugton Held for Murder.
Sax Francisco. M.ir-'a 15. The Oceanic
arrived yesterday from China and. Yoko
hama. Lieutenant Hetherington has been
held by the coroner's jury for killing
the English banker, Gower Robinson, on
the charge of wilful murder.
The Young Assassin Once More.
Trenton, X. J., Matvh 15. -Willie War
ner, aged 12, was stabbed in the back dur
ing a quarrel by a playmate named Otto
Krebs. The two boys had a quarrel and
resumed it when they met on the street
After some hot words Warner turned and
attempted to flee, when Krebs drew a
jackknife and plunged it into Warner's
back, the blr.de entering between the sev
enth and eighth ribs and penetrating tbe
lower lobe of the left lung.t The wound
is a serious one. .
Mast Conciliate Brother Jonathan.
Ottawa, Ont., March 15. -Inside in
formation here goes to show that the gOT-
ernment does not intend to renew last
year's order in council discriminating
against American ports in the matter of
canal tolls. They feel that in view of the
necessity at present of conciliating the
Americans as far as possible they cannot
afford to re-enact what the Americans
naturally regard as a hostile order.
. An Italian Murderer's Nerve.
San Francisco, March 15. An Italian
fisherman, S. Camilla, had a quarrel with
a fellow fisherman named Cicerillo, who
belonged to the Mafia. Camilla shot
Cicerillo at their place on Roe island in
Sacramento river, and then coolly towed
the body down to the coroner of Benecia,
who paid him $5 for the body and took bis
deposition in retrard to finding it.
Gold Cure Pat lent Missing.
TuoY, X. Y., March 15. James Gavin,
a gold cure patient, has disappeared. A
week ago he broke out and appeared at
the Edison electric, works, where he is em
ployed, in a state of paralyzed intoxica
tion. Since then he has not been seen or
heard of. His sister says he is insane.
LIVE STOCK AND PRODUCE MARKETS.
Chicago, March It.
Following were the quotations on tho
board of trade today: Wheat March, opened
KVUse, closed Sl.'ijc, May, opened 8Tj closed
frc: July, opened 80-t,e, closet fwo. Corn
March, opened fti'.jc, cosed 3sssr-; Slav, opened
0?c, closed 3!';ir-; June, ojieiied closed
SWc. Oats May, opened i9ic. closed SlJc;
J une, opene 1 , dosed . Pork March,
opened 1U.6U, clns.st 5111.40; May, opened
flo.T'i, closed $1(..V. Lard Marh, opened
iti.3 , closet Irti-W.
Live stock Prices at tho Union Stoc:k yards
today ranged as follows: Hops Maiket
fairly active and lctgl'ic lower; sales ranged
at S..U(! 4.TJ tiga, S4.5U34.iio lisjht, ft.3o
4.50 rou-:h packing. J4 5t&t.W znixei, and
$..V2,4.'Jj heavy packing and shipping lots.
Cattle Market moderately active and prices
firm; quotations ranged at $4.750,5.25 choice
to extra shipping steers, $!.'i(Q,4.t5 g.tod to
choice io, f:i ti:((4.1:) fair to good. $3.0j(&3.5i
commnn to medium do, JlUtxltij butchers'
bteers, t'i.:5ufrir,:l.l5 storkers, $ i-7.VJ4.Of) Texas
steers. $3.10; 3.1SI feeders. $1.5nift3.43 cows,
f 1.75(23.611 boils and $3.0,1 ..-)U veal calves.
Sheep Market moderately active and prices
firm; quotations ranged at $4.7.) &.80
westerns, $1.2.)ifi.i):) tntives, and $'.2o6.99
Produce: Butter Fancy separator, ISA '
Sc iH-r Hi; creameries. iB.STc; dairies,
fancy, freh, a ft Sic: packing stock, fresh, 14
fiilic. Kggs Fresh ca idled. loss off, 1-V62.130
per doz. Lirtssed poultry Spring chickens,
fair Rood. lu&I 1c iier lb; ronstcrs, 6c; duck.
W5J14c; geese, iillc; turkeys, younj toms,
lie; fancy hens. 14c: old gobblers, Uo. 1'ota
Uvs Hebrons. Hil.c per h i; Hurbanks, 32
&.'!&'; Hose, 3JS,3.c for teed: Peerless M&3SQ
for seel: common to t"or raise! lots, 20(ji
V. fciweet i-oratoes Illinois. $1.-V!ia!.25 per
bbl. Apples (mruon, Sl.fjU jer bbl; good,
fl.752-.m; fancv, Jiii.
New Vohk, March 14.
Wheat No. - red winter rash, 5l.00a;
March. 1.1M!: April, Ktc Corn No. 2 mixed
cash and April, iCrw, May, 48c. Oats
Iull; No. - mixed cash and April, 35-c;
May, ;tk Hjl Oull; "(tit82 lor whole
rantrc. Ilariey- Firaier; So. 2 Milwaukee
to arrive, li'.'c. Pork Lnill; new mess, $9 Ti
till Ijird yuiet; May, S.6".
Live stock: t'att le Trading- ac-tive at an
advance of 10c p r I'M lbs; poorest to best na
tive hteers. $3.0(i(a.4.i0 per. 100 lbs: balls and '
dry cows, $AMUiS;i.H5. Sheep and lambs Sheep,
firm; lamlis. active and tc per lb higher;
frhecp, f.Oi(li.7. per HI) lb.-.; lambs, $d5U($
Tin. Hocs-N"o:Unail- steady; live hoga,
$4.n);i,Viu per 10J lbs.
The Lioeal Markets.
Office Hock Inland Dtf.T and Wbiklt Arofs' I
Hock InluEd, 111., March. i:, 1892 J
Bran --5c per cwt.
Sbipsnff 11.00 per ewt.
SS&10; baled, fil 50. .wow
Butter Fairto choice, 25c; creamery, S30
Ecjrs Fresh. 23c; packed 20c.
Poultry Chickens, 10312!4; turkeys, 12Uc
ducks, 1254c: geese, 10c.
- PBriT AND VEGETABLES.
Apples ti.as&ja 75 perbbl.
Cattle Botchers pay lor com ftd steers.
8'4a4(4,c; cows and heifns, Sa3!4c; calv e
nncn.iuu vnll ai I
AT LESS. THAN
E PRICE OF OTHEH BRANDS.
SOLD IN CANS.ONLY,
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