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ock Island Daily Argus.
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xwik IOJLiAJXU, o.M UlillA lj M Alt (J 11 26, 1892. J -i..;i.copt..c..t.
. N - I Per Week IS Cents
tel! TWICE AS
THRICE or LARGER!
the London's stock this spring than any other
house in the city.
e are proud to state that the dwellers of any
wn anv citv own, none excepted, will not have
,e advantage of any choicer stock, better assort-
cm ' r hici styles than . . . .
s ivinre i he citizens of Rock Island th's spring.
Three weeks of constant, persistent, painstaking,
conscientious labor in the very headquarters of
the clothing industry of the United States, en
ables us to speak with confidence on the subject.
For a beginner we offer:
50 Men's Suits at
Square and round cut.
hat and cap department
full and running over.
HATS Three times as many hats as any other
house, and we guarantee to save from
V XX V V-X J XX IV V
Would be pleased to show you through our
stock if you wish to purchase or not. No trouble
to show cfoods.
SAX & RICE. Largest Room, Largest Stock.
J. BULL'S HANDICAP.
Considerat ions That Dispose
Him to Keep the Peace.
WAS WITH US WOULD BE COSTLY.
Eome Kittle Items f Cash That Must be
Taken Account or Kven if He SJhonld
Win the Fight Then There's llutwia.
nnd Ireland A l'lan of Campaign Got
ten t'p Tor t'nele Saw Suggestions to
Salisbury Settee or the Senate An Un
happy Uritlsh l .litor Indulges In a
Washington, March 26. The sole sub
ject or talk in official circles is the danger
of war with Knglaml. Few believe that
war will arise, but all see the danger of it,
and look for England to recede from the
position she has taken, as they regard that
position utterly untenable. The prevail
ing opinion seems to be that war is pref
erable to the United States retreating
from the position she has taken. In
reaching the conclusion that England will
not figi.i.ii. is taken into consideration
that even to succeed in the war to gain
control of the seal fisheries, find to estab
lish her contention respecting the lli'hring
sea, would not comiK-nsate her in any
degree for the untold millions she would
lose in damage fo her commerce on the
Has a Heavy Stake Over Here.
Then there is the confiscation of her sub
ject's property in the United States, the
loss of her subject's money invested in
United States registered Iionds, and the
hundred of other channels that would lead
to financial disaster, aside from the enor
mous expense of the war itself. The idea
is always advanced that in case of war,
with Ireland in a turbulent state, Hussia,
awaiting an opportunity to pounce upon'
India and acquire that country, England
would have her hands full bot h at home
and abroad, and even if successful could
not but come out of the wars with her
power shorn and her credit well nigh gone.
These reasons are advanced by thinking
men here as likely to form such a public
opinion as to overthrow Lord Salisbury
rather than permit him to go to war with
the United Stales.
Olticials Looking Over the f; round.
No fears are expressed on any side as to
the ultimate outcome should war be de
clared, but at the same time, while not ex
pecting it, the United States will not be
wholly Unprepared should it come. Aside
from the activity which was displayed by
the navy in anticipation of trouble with
Chili, officials of the army are beginning
to bestir themselves, not in actual war
preparations, but in acquainting them
selves with the strength of the enemy.
Ihe X' tilled States navy is now stronger
than for many years, and attention is
being directed to the army. In event of
war Canada would doubtless be atlwked
and overrun immediately.
- Our Troop Along the Bonier.
The official reports of the Canadian gov
ernment show that they have in the
militia 3fi,000 men. On the muster rolls of
the sfcte there are 130.000 militia. The
United States army is 25,1)00 strong and a
formidable force is now on the Canadian
border. The Nineteenth infantry is sta
tioned at Hetroit, Mich.; the Ninth iu
fantry at Sackett's Harbor, N. Y.; five
companies at Forts Niagara and I'orter,
the Fourteenth infantry at Vancouver.
Aside from this formidable force which
could lie thrown into Canada at the sev
eral points at a few hours' notice, strong
bodies of tinted States troops are sta
tioned .along the Canadian border at Forts
Buford, Spokane, Sherman and Assiua-boine.
The comment most often heard is that
President Harrison" goes straight at the
rr.nrk. It is also frequently said that in
this reply to Salisbury he has outdoue all
of his other state papers. There is great
unanimity so far as approval of his course
in this matter is concerned.
A SUGGESTION TO HIS LORDSHIP.
How He can Avoid Trouble and Perhaps
A riiinnlato Sliekles.
A pontic mail who has had a long experi
ence in the region about which the seal
fisheries center, seaking of the lJehring
sea situation said: "England does not
want war with the United States, and I
do not believe she will send any of her
war ships to the waters. She will not
resist the seizure of Canadian seal poach
ers by United States men-of-war, but will
go into the United States courts and sue
for damages, which will more than com
pensate her for the loss of seals, if she
wins. If the courts decide against her.
then in my cpinioti the whole matter will
be submitted to arbitration and indemnity
agreed upon. Whatever else happens.
England will not lie the loser.
The lebate in the Senate.
The senate yesterday again devoted
itself to the Hcbring sea arbitration treaty,
but did not take any action. But from
the character of the discussion and the dis
position shown by the senators who took
part in it, there is every reason to believe
that the debate has about reached its con
clusion and that a vote will be taken early
next weeK witn tne ratiiication of the
treaty as a result. This is the situation in
a nutshell. There was a vigorous contin
gent of statesmen, including Felton of
California and other occidentals, which
opposed ratification out of hand. It would
be disrespectful to Russia, who sold ns the
rights we were now talking of arbitrating
and might strain our relations with that
Modus Tivendl or no Treaty.
Then there was a stronger element in
eluding Frye, Teller, Butler and Chandler.
who insisted that the ratification must be
made to depend on a modus Vivendi for
this year; and last but not least was the
element, led by Sherman, which favored
ratification without conditions. Sherman
did not think that the way to get England
to exchange ratifications was to threaten
her. He also held that Uncle Sam should
go ahead in the arbitration spirit and
let England take the responsibility of de
feating that method of settling the trouble.
The Debate About Exhausted.
When the senate concluded the discus
sion, after it had been behind closed doors
for nearly two and a half hours, it had
taken no action on the treaty or on any of
the orooositious relating to it, bat there
was a ceneraf feelirtc? that, if nnii tt...
fully discussed and that next week a vote
on the main question could be taken.
There was a general belief that the treaty
would be ratified then without restriction.
Nothing Exciting at the Cabinet Meeting.
The cabinet meeting was not exciting,
hardly interesting in a news sense. There
was nothing to do in the Behring sea mat
ter, and it was discussed only informally.
There was no truth in the statement pub
lished in the New York Times to the effect
that the Russian minister had notified the
president that his government would in
crease the Russian fleet in Behring sea. A
feature of the meeting was the presence of
Mr. Blaine for the first time in several
AN ENGLISH REVIEW'S OPINION.
Thinks the Solution or the Trouble
Lies with Canada.
Ijoxdox, March 30. The Saturday Re
view, commenting upon the Behring sea
'The question is inain'y'a Canadian ques
tion. Tfae worst of the nVhtini;. if fighting
there is to he, will fall upon Canada, and
Canada is eminently vulnerable. That is pre
cisely what gives importance to the recurring
insolence of American politicians. If the
Canadians dec ide that the danger is too great
and the game not worth the candle, there will
lw no reason for Kngland prolonging the nego
tiations. If they think the risotto fish for
seals this season is worth fighting for, we pre
sume they will have counted the cost.
Complains of I'ncle Sara's "Kucleness."
At any rate this is the M ay we should have
b reason and calculate if England were deal
ing with a Kuroiiean power which omiM be
credited with carrying on the negotiations in
ti e interest of the state and not of party.
V'ith America the case may be, and proliali'.y
. different. The experience of generations in
reeurrent disputes at Washington, all deviled
to meet the exigencies of presidential elec
tions, all conducted with a violence of lan
guage unparalleled in Kuropean diplomacy,
ami all ending, more or less, in smoke, makes
it more than likely that nothing more serious
will happen now. Alter the discreditable
Chilliati affair Mr. Harrison is naturally rti'le
to us. am recent pushing and maudlin ta.k
about sister peoples, a union of the Anlo
Saon race. etc.. sillier than ever this sort of
talk usually is, has evidently been taken as a
sign that Kiii-land is afraid.
England Doesn't Want to Fight.
Nevertheless, it takes two to make war, and
t he disinclination for war is very strong here.
If the report be correc t that England does not
intend to resist-etie carrying out of the Ameri
can jk! ice regulations in li hring sea, there
will he no quarrel. In that case it seems a
pity that negotiations were begun. Taking
thisi-ourse now appears like a humiliating; con-le-sion
of weakness. Anyhow, the arbitration
treaty only serves to hamper our hands.
Read between the lines, the Review's
article seems like a preparation to justify
Liord Salisbury in a backdown.
AN AGED WOMAN'S HEROISM.
She Loses Her Life in a Vain Attempt to
Save Her Lrieml.
BiXi llAMnox, N. Y., March '. Mrs.
Becker and Mrs. Quick, lioth of whom re
side in a small hovel at Great lk-nd, were
struck by an Erie train yesterday and iu
ttantly killed. The accident occurred but
a short distance from their home. The
women were picking coal from the tracks
when the train came thundering along.
One of them was so deaf that she heard no
noise from the approaching train, and
when she lifted her eyes and saw her
danger she lost all presence of mind, fear
rooting her to the spot. Her friend, real
izing her helplessness, endeavored to drag
ber from her perilous position, but at the
cost of her owu life.
Who Killed Sheriff Dunn?
G.vr.nEN CiTV, Kan., March M. It is
now stated that Sheriff Dunn, of Seward
county, was not murdered by the gang
that threatened to kill Judge Botkin, but
by some of his own deputies, who did the
deed iii order to secure some money and
valuable notes he had in his possession.
1 he authority for this information is W.
B. Orner, of Seward county, who was
accused of being the chief conspirator in
the plot to assassinate Judge But kin. He
claims to have gleaned this discovery from
a woman who was an intimate tnend of
Sheriff Bunn and w ho was well ac quainted
with bis finances.
A Couple of Hulky I'etitions.
Ottawa, Ont., March . There were
presented in the house Thursday two of
the bulkiest petitions which have lecn
laid on the table since the session In-gan.
One was presented by Samuel Hughes
from the Young People's Christian En
deavor societies, in favor of the closing on
Sunday of the Canadian section of the
World's fair. It was fifty-six feet long.
Dr. Roome presented a petition more thau
twice as bulky from the Patrons of Indus
try, praying that binding twine, coal oil.
and manufactures of iron be placed ou the
Hold Daylight Ilurglary.
BtiooKlTN, March 20. A daylight burg
lary that for daring and boldness has sel
dom been equalled in this city was perpe
trated yesterday morning. Two burglars
entered the house occupied by Mrs. Mary
Larsen, nt TIM Grand street, between 6 and
8 o'clock, while she was alone in her
rooms and bound and gagged her before
she could call for help. The burglars se
cured fo.OOO concealed in the lining of her
dress and made their escape unobserved.
It was several hours before the lady was
discovered and released.
A Distinguished Lawyer Dead.
Philadelphia, March 20. John B. Cola-
han, a distinguished lawyer of this city,
died Thursday night, aged 77 years. He
was one of the engineers employed by the
United States government in the survey
of the boundary line between Louisiana
and Texas when the latter was acquired.
As captain of the Montgomery Guards Mr.
Colahan, with hut nineteen men, held the
Roman Catholic church of St. Philip de
Neri, Philadelphia, during the riots of
against a large mou.
Not Keady to I'ay Members Yet.
London, March 26. The house of com
mons discussed last evening a bill provid
ing for the payment of salaries to mem
bers. Balfour objected to the bill onthe
ground that the salaries must be raised by
taxation and that when the voters once
realized that they were paying the expense
of the innovation the popularity of the
scheme wonld cease. The present English
system was better, he said, than the
American system. The bill wan net by a
vote of 227 to KM.
Russia Will Cet Bid of the Jews.
ST. Petebshcrg, March 26. The Jews
in Southern Russia are being strictiy con
fined to that region, which the govern
ment has fixed as the pale of their habita
tion. The multitudes who have been
driven into the pale from all parts of Rus
sia are being decimated rapidly by starva
tion and disease and but for the aid given
by wealthy Jews abroad the death roll
would be even more appalling.
Cleveland a Sigma Chi.
Axx Arbor, Mich., March 26. The an
nouncement is made that ex-President
Cleveland during his recent visit here had
been elected to membership and initiated
to the college secret society Sigma Chi.
There was great rivalry among the secret
societies to sec-ire Mr. Cleveland asa mem
ber, and the Sigma Chi was fortunate
enough to capture him. The matter has
caused a great deal of talk.
Afloat Without Captain or Crew.
Baltimore, March 25. The German
bark, Graf Eulenberg from Brazil reports:
March 20, in lattitude 30:22, longitude
ti-.Xi, sighted a three masted schooner
with the American ensign inverted. She
proved to lie the Lewis Ehrman of Balti
more. Her sails were furled taut, barring
t he close reefed spanker. There were no
signs of life aboard. Sha was riding welL"
Dr. Agnew's Funeral.
1'iiiLADKi.i'iiiA, March 20 The funeral
of the late Br. Hayes Agnew took place at
1 o'clock yesterday afternoon. The streets
in thevicinity of his resideuce were blocked
with carriages as early as noon, and the
sidewalks were packed with people wait
ing to get a chance to take a last look at
the face of the dead physician.
LIVE STOCK AND PRODUCE MARKETS.
Chicago, March 25.
Follows were the quotations on the board of
trade today: Wheat No. 3 March, opened
S 4c, close I Sic; May, opened 81s. elosed
K-'c; July, opened S.''4 closed 8j'c Corn
March, o;tn.t. :t"4c closed 3Sao: May, opened
3!'Uj-, closed tf,:,v-; June, opened and closed
3S4.C Oats May, ojened 2!4c. rled 2Kf4c;
June, opened S-l , closed 2s'i Pork -March,
opened $!.a closed JlO.tr.'Lj-, May, opened
$10.0TK'. closed ?1'U.': July, opened $10.ai,
closed $PI.:i. Lai d - Sinn, h, opened $61.1,
Live stoc-6 Price s at the Cninn Stock ynr is
today ranged a follows: Hogs Market
moderately ai tive, prices 10 lower; sa?es ranged
at i:l. 90e4.ru pigs. $4.t.rxa.4.K5 light, ?4 15VM.30
rouh parking, 1.4"&1.nu misted, SL&dltvi
heavy packing and shipping lots.
Cattle Market fairly active and prices steady;
quotations ranged at ft.TD.5.15 choice to
extra shipping steers, S i.Ul? 4.6" good to choice
do, SS.50Gi4.H5 lair to good. 3.U13.ii common
to medium do, &t.nofr.3.e butchers' steers, JA50
(i stockers. Jj2.7.V.?:iW) Texas stoers, $d.l'6
ii.80 feeders, f 1..TH&3 41 cows, tl.75&&60 bulls
and $-.ifc!rrtj..'io vealcalves.
sibeep Market moderatelv active and pricos
firm; quotations ranged at $".0 KS-6.40 west
erns S4T5ii0.2J natives, and $.V257.U )
Produce Butter, fancy separator, 28c per
lb; fine creameries, 2ji?27e; dariea, fancy,
fresh, 21S3c; packing stocic. freh, 14Ii3.
Ktigs Fresh caudled. loss off, 13c per doe,
liressel poultry Spring chi kens, lllj$12c
per lb; roo-ters, 0c; ducks, H,:.H.'; geete, (g,
lie; tu keys, young toms, 12iai3c; fancy
hens, Hl$y,t"ie: old gobblers, tdfid te. Potatoes
Hebrons, 28.:Mc psr bu; liurbanks. &31c;
Boso, iOg35c for :eed: Peerless, 2r(&2Sc for
eed; common to ioor mixed lota, 9j2ie;
Early Ohio, 4iS, Vie. Sweet potatoes, Illinois.
$1.50(1? 2.25 per tbL Apples Common, $1.75
S.miper bbl; good, 52.tJU,2.2."; fancv, $2.3
x New York.
New York, March 23.
Wheat No. 2 red winter cash, SSe;
March. May, !tijc Corn No. 2 mixed
cash, iF'-jc; April. 4So; May, 4TA3C. Oats
lJull hut sUiidy; No. 2 mixed cash, 34c: May,
34c Ky Steady; (5,91c for car lota. Barley
Neglected: two-rowed stats, 13c Pork
Steady: new mess, 9.5n5?.lu.(lO. Lard Quiet;
May, i.o-; July.
Live stock: Cattle-Tradiue slow; poorest to
best native ttetrs, $3.800.4.70 per 1U0 lbs;
bulls and dry cow, $l.SOvr.3.5!t Sheep and
lambs Market steady, but quiet: sheep. $.i.ui
(?.B.87l I-r 11 lbs; lamtis, iG.iiSj,7.50. Hogs
Nomluall steaiy; live hogs, $4.'.ili5.30 per l!
The Local Markets.
Office Kock Island D m and Weeklt Altars
Hock IelaLd, 111., March. 20, 1SK
Bran -s5c per rwt,
sliips'nfl $1.00 per cwt.
llav T'motbv.S!050ail50:irairie. &!S:ninvrr
$s&10; baled. $10 50. -
Putter F!rto choice, 25c; creamery, 3S30
Eire Frefta. 12c: nacked 10c.
louUry Chicken. UK&1;!4; lorkeya, 12a
ducks, l'!jc: geese, 10c.
rarer xd veqbtables.
Apples $i.a.ift$j.J3 per bbU
On ions 80&KSC
Cattle Botcher pay for corn fed steer.
SHa4Vic; cows and hcifci, 334c; cahr ei
About Breadmakiog, after all. Thov ran
teU a (MOD RAK1M; POWUKK
without the scientific aid of a Govern
ment Chemist, a (supreme Aaalyrt, or
Should be tested, jutu any other cook
ing material, by actual use. XtglTCS
Better Satisfaction at Half
the Cost of the otttt tunas,
Cud total an opinion of their own.
Get a can of fjllwwv front roor Qrocot
.y aoc eon-Tine yoonelfc
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