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Rock Island Daily Argus. '
V0L, XL, NO. 148.
BOCK ISLAND, FRIDAY, API 1L 15, 1892.
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SAX & RICE, Prop's.
An Easter greeting to one and all. Our stock is
complete in all departments and open for inspection.
We carry nothing but good, honest goods, and extra
well made. Every day more and more citizens of
he tri-cities discover that ''iff' ... -
SAX & RICE, New; Prop's, of
LEADERS AND PROMOTERS
- OF -
Selling for cash only, buying for cash only, and
ki larger quantities than any other house in our line,
enables us to undersell.
Double breasted suits,
Buyers of children's clothing
never before have had the opportunity
to select from such a line as we are
showing. Our line is full of novelties
made in artistic style and fit. Let us
clothe your boy and see if we don't
Boys' suits, from 14 vears to 19 years, in all styles comprising homespuns,
towns, whipcords, cheviots, worsted, carr, etc.
Our furnishing goods department has neverbeen so FULL. We have four
times as large a stock as any one in our line, and we are the first with nobby,
stylish goods, much lower than any other house.' I
Our Line of Shirt Waists is Immense!
;00 dozen to select from, and all new styles this spring. We offer this
week 50 dozen Star shirt waists, lauridried, white and colors,
worth 75c to $1.25, for this sale
Underselling Everybody on Everything.
SAX & RICE.
YOUR UNCLE PAYS
For Judge Lynch's Doings at
HALT TO RECEIVE AH INDEMNITY,
Without Prejudice te Anything the Vic
tims of Mob Law May Be A bio to Got
from the Crescent City The Two Clos
ing Letters of the Correspondence
The Banm-Cooper Affair Morgan
Beesa't Stand Crota-Examlnation Very
Well Oreeawalt'a Evidence Capital
Washington, April 15. The following
la the correspondence with which the inci
dent of the New Orleans massacre, leading
to a temporary suspension of diplomatic
relations between the United States and
Italy, was closed by Secretary Blaine and
Marquis Imperial!. The first letter is
dated "Department of state, Washington,
April 12, 189-A"
"Sir: I congratulate you that the diffi
culty existing between the United States
and Italy growing out of the lamentable
massacre at Xew Orleans in March of last
year is about to be terminated. The presi
dent, feeling that for such an injury there
should be ample indemnity, instructs me
to tender yon 135,000 francs. The Italian
government will distribute this sum among
the families of the victims.
Uncle Sam's Solemn lnty.
"While the injury was not inflicted
directly by the United States, the aresi
kent, nevertheless, feels that it is the
solemn duty, as well as the great pleasure
of the national government to pay a satis
factory indemnity. Moreover, the presi
dent's instructions carry with them the
hope that the transaction of today may
efface all memory of the unhappy tragedy;
that the old aul friendly relations of the
United States and Italy may be restored,
and that nothing untoward may ever
again occur to disturb their harmonious
friendship." The letter closes with a warm
compliment to Marauis Imneriali and is
signed "James G. Blaine."
Reply or the Italian Diplomat.
The reply to the above is addressed to
Secretary Blaine by Marquis Imperial!,
and dated April 12,1892. It is as follows
after the usual diplomatic reiteration of
the contents of the letter to be answered:
'After having taken note with much
pleasure of the language used by the pres
ident in his message of December last, and
after having fully appreciated the words
of regret and censure uttered with so
much authority by the chief magistrate
of the republic and likewise the recom
mendations to congress that were suggest
ed to his lofty wisdom by the unhappy
incident, the government of his majesty is
now glad to learn that the United States
acknowledge that it is their solemn duty
and at the same time a great pleasure to
pay ma maeuuiy 10 iiaiy.
Accept It "Without Prejudice."
"The king's government does not hesi
tate to accept this indemnity without
prejudice to the judicial steps which it
may be proper for the parties to take, and
considering the redress obtained sufficient
it sees no reason why the relations between
tbe two governments, which relations
should faithfully reflect tbe sentiments of
reciprocal esteem and sympathy that ani
mate the two na.ions, should not again
become intimate, cordial and friendly, as
they have traditionally been in the past,
and as it is to be hoped they will ever be
in the future." The letter closes with the
declaration that the diplomatic relations
between the two countries is fully estab-
Where the Money Was Obtained.
The money which was paid to Marauis
Imperial! was taken from tbe fund which
is usually appropriated for the state de
partment to be used m emergencies, and
for special and extraordinary purposes,
such as the present. The fund for the cur
rent year amounted to $80,000, and has been
drawn upon, in addition to this $35,000, for
expenses at Santiago and Valparaiso dur
ing the Chilian controversy, and to meet
expenses connected with the Behring sea
negotiations. An impression prevails in
official circles that Baron Fava will not be
returned to Washington.
He Doesn't Make a Good Cooper Wit-
ness Cnder Crow-Fire.
Washington, April 15. Judge Payson
began the proceedings of the special pen
sion office investigating committee of the
house yesterday by cross-examining James
Morgan, the Bloomington, Ind., attorney
and pension agent who was the last wit
ness at the investigation Wednesday.
Judge Payson's questions to Morgan were
with a view to showing that Commissioner
Raum began the examination into the
Hersey-Cooper matter based upon the let
ter of Morgan te Special Examiner Green-
wait. Morgan s letter to Greenwalt,
dated Jan. S9, 1892, was offered by Judge
rayson lor recora.
Morgan Started the Investigation.
The letter says that when Cooper intro
duced the writer to Hersey iu Hersey's
office Cooper said that if witness had any
thing worth paying for Hersey would do
it for him. The letter in conclusion says
that if the recipient of tbe letter (Green
wait) thought it advisable he had better
put some one on tbe track of Cooper iu
this line of business. Cross-examined by
Judge Payson, Morgan admitted that he
thought it improper that when he asked
Cooper for assistance in his pension work
the latter referred him to Hersey as one
who would do the work for pay. The
witness also admitted that in his conver
sion with Greenwalt at the pension bu
leau he said to Greenwalt that if he (Mor
gan) knew the man to whom he was talk
ing he would make certain statements.
Some Contradictions Noted.
- Witness had previously testified that he
did not know Greenwalt until he met him
in Indiana. Greenwalt asked witness if
he did not say to him that when he re
turned home he would send him (Green
wait) facts that General Raum ought to
know. Witness said he was in doubt about
having made such a remark, but admitted
that he did write Greenwalt a letter. Wit
ness at various points in the examination
made certain statements which contra
dicted former testimony given by him.
Bather Bough oa the Wttaess.
Judge Payson then put the witness
through severe cross-examinatioii, . He
asked Morgan about a telegram be testi
fied Wednesday to receiving in effect that
his wife who was sick when he left In
diana bad been worse since his departure,
and of witness' desire to return home im
tuediately. Payson . asked him if he had
the telegram.' Witness replied that he
tot, but that he had received the telegram
at Willard's hotel Wednesday before com
ing to the committee-roou. It was then
proved by Paysea that the witness came
direct te the committee-room from the
railway station. Witness was compelled
to backwater and confessed that he had
misrepresented facts, as he was desirous of
Why He Mixed Things So.
Morgan intimated that he was not aware
that he was on oath when he testified to
the receipt of the telegram. Witness in
answer to Payson acknowledged being a
candidate for office in Indiana. Little re
marked that the people at his home must
be getting short of material Witness' de
fense for the errors in his testimony was
that he came here hurriedly and had not
given the matter much attention, and the
examination had been conducted hurried
ly; consequently some particulars escaped
GREENWALT RELATES A STORY.
How Morgan Told Him He "Could a Tale
t'nfold" and So Forth.
J. G. Greenwalt, special examiner, told
of his connection with the matter. He
first knew Morgan when the latter called
at the pension office to look after cases.
Morgan said he would tell him some sur
prising things he had learned which re
lated to the attack upon General Raum.
He told witness he would write him on his
return home, which he did. About half a
dozen letters passed between witness and
Morgan, giving the facts as already nar
rated. "L'p to the time of the receipt of
the letter from Morgan dated Jan. 29," said
the witness, "I had no knowledge of the
Hersey matter. General Raum knew of it
through the letters sent him by ex-Congressman
Williams, of Ohio, and an old
soldier named Whittinghill " .
A Contumacious One Comes Down.
G. W. Wayson, examiner in the pension
office, the witness who at a previous hear
ing refused to answer questions, and was
included in the resolution to the house
recommending that he be dismissed by the
commissioner of pensions, was again called
to the stand. He admitted that he had
borrowed and loaned money from and to
pension office employes, and that it was a
common practice in the office. Enloe
wanted to know why the witness answered
questions now when he refused at his pre
vious hearing. Witness replied that he did
so upon the advice of Judge Payson.
A Bad Day for Morgan.
Dungan then submitted a resolution to
the committee requesting the secretary of
the interior to disbar from practice James
h Morgan, of Bloomington, Ind. Lind
said he would offer an amendment to the
resolution, and the committee went into
executive session, the result of which was
that a resolution to the secretary of the in
terior was framed and signed by the mem
bers or tbe committee calling the atten
tion of the secretary to the testimony
given in evidence by Morgan which, in
their judgment, merited bis consideration.
A copy of Morgan's testimony accom
panied the resolution.
Senate and House In Brief.
Washington-, April 15. The senate yes
terday had a long debate on a bill to in
crease the number of judges of the court
of claims, the debate being pending when
the senate adjourned till Monday. In the
earlier part of the day a senate bill was
passed extending the free delivery mail
system to towns of 5,000 population.
I be incident iu the house was a debate
on the resolution of Burrows to expunge
from the congressional record the extracts
from the book of Henry George, "Protec
tion or Free Trade" interjected by several
Democratic members. The extracts got in
nearly tbe whole of the book and the Re
publicans said it looked as though that
was the intention, so as to disseminate
George's ideas without cost to the Demo
cratic campaign fund. The resolution was
tabled. The remainder of the session was
devoted to the naval appropriation bilL
International Monetary Conference.
Washington", April 15. Secretary Fos
ter said yesterday that he could not talk
about tbe rumor that Goschen, chancellor
of the English exchequer, had asked for
an international monetary conference; he
wished the subject was in such condition
that he could talk, but as matters were he
must remain silent. The inference is that
the subject has now reached the stage of
correspondence when an understanding
will soon be arrived at.
No Money for the Negroes.
Washington, April 15 Alien of Mis
sissippi said yesterday that dispatches re
ceived from the governor of Mississippi
and the authorities of Columbus, con
tained intimations that it was a doubtful
policy to secure the passage of the resolu
tion for (50,000 for the relief of the negro
sufferers by the floods, as being against
the interest of the planters. It is altogether
likely therefore that the resolution will
not be passed.
An Appeal to the Methodist.
WA6HIXGTOS, April 15. Bishop Hurst
of the Methodist church, chancellor of the
American university which it is proposed
to establish in Washington, has issued an
appeal to the Methodists of the country
for a fund of 110,000,000 with which to es
tablish, equip and endow the institution
in a manner that shall be creditable to the
denomination for which it stands.
Sick revple at the Capital.
Washington, April 15. Secretary Tracy
is not well and remained at bis home yes
terday. Private Secretary Halford was sit
ting up and feeling well enough to go to
his desk at the White House, but the
weather forbade any f uch movement. Mrs.
Harrison was not quite so well, the weath
er having had drareasing effect upon
Will Likely Score the Senate.
Washington'. April 15. Mr. James R.
Young was officially informed todaj of the
action of the senate in secret session de
claring vacant the office of principal
executive clerk of the senate held by him.
Mr. Young has decided to return to Phil
adelphia and assume charge of his paper,
the Philadelphia Evening Star.
Looked for Bevolution In Honolala.
Sax Fbakcisco, April 13. From, ad
vices received by steamer Alameda It ap
pears that government authorities in
Honolulu actually did expect revolution
and had the palace fortified. Marshall
Wilson and Captain of Household Troops
Whiting were responsible for the story.
They bought almost the entire supply ot
arms and ammunition contained in two
prominent stores and had their purchases)
conveyed to station houses to be prepared
for supposed trouble.
Will So to the Point In May. -
Cape Mat, X. J., April 15. Colonel H.
W. Sawyer, of this city, has received la- '
structions from President Harrison to -have
his Cape May Point cottage painted
and otherwise prepared for occupancy in
May. From this it is inferred that the
president's family will arrive here early -iu
the season', and that the president will -follow
with the executive office Imme
diately after the closing of the present ses
sion of congress.
Disappearance of a Yonng Woman.
Columbus, O., April 15. The police au
thorities this city and Cincinnati are
nonplussed over the disappearance of Miss
Mabel Sturtevant, a beautiful 19-year-old
girl of, Columbus. Miss Sturtevant lived
here with her parents and w as a music
teacher. Mr. John Cnnnell, a young busi
ness man, it is reported, was engaged to be
married to the young woman. Ou Wednes
day morning of last week she wrote a note
to Connell and left her home, going to
Cincinnati, as ascertained Inter, but no
trace of her cm lie found.
The Bupee I Mighty " Onsartln."
CALCUTTA, April 15. The Bengal cham
ber of commerce declares that it is impos
sible for meu of business to feel any con
fidence in tbe future value of the rupee,
tnd that such a state of things restricts
the investment of capital in this country
and seriously hampers legitimate enter
prise. They believe that there is no com
plete remedy for these great and rapid
fluctuations of the exchange except either
the establishment by international agree
ment of a system of free coinage of both
metals at a fixed ratio, or the adopt iou of
a gold standard by India.
Bttiluing ant Loin Associations.
Chicago, April 15. Representatives of
the state leagues of the building and loan
associations of almut fifteen states assem
bled in club-room A of the Grand Pacific
hotel yesterday, the object being to organ
ize a national league by which the state
leagues may be brought into a closer
LIVE STOCK AND PRODUCE MARKETS.
Chicago, April 14.
Following were tbe quotations oa the board
of trade today: Wheat April, opened
81Jc, closed 8ls: May, opened 81 tic, closed
b6c; July, opened 82, closed Sic Cor
April, opened tttJic, dosed 40J4c; May,
opened lie, closed euVtjc; June, opened Wc,
cl. sed Oats May. opened cloeed
9Si& June, opened iSJec closed Hc; July,
opened asc cloeed 27Jo. Pork April,
opened $ 10.07 closed SKLUO-. Hay, opened
I10.r.4. closed $10.10; July, opened 110.30,
clo-ed $10.S2H- Lard May, opened and closed
Live stock Prices at the Union 8 took yards
today . raugjd as follows: Hos Market
fairly active and 510c higher; sales ranged
at $4.ft4. pigs. 4.&4.Tj light. JI3
4.40 rough packing, $4.404.75 mixed, $(-4d
4.86 heavy packing and shipping lota. - . . -. :
. Cattle -Market dull and weak, prices low
er; quotations ranged at $4 r4 7o ckoioa to
extra shipping sb-ers. $4.yit 10 good to
choice do, $3.1533.& fair to good, $3. (!,
8.40 common to medium do. S&00(&140 batch
era' steers, $2.1&3.3U stockars, JiTjd.4
Texas steers, $3.10(23.75 leaders, fLSOt&S,
cows, $1.7S&180 bulls and 2.la4.75 veal
cheep Market fairly active and prices
steady; quotations ranged at $5.00uta. 0 west
erns. $4 toaa.30 natives, and $S.5O7.0O lambs;
shorn lots iOiJSOc per 1(0 lbs below quotations
Produce: Butter Fancy separator Mo per
lb; flue creameries. 8O&2I0; dairies, fancy,
fresh. 18c; packing stock, trash, liaise. ' Eggs .
Freeh. 12H&130 per dox Live poultry .
Chickens, 13 per lb; roosters, tic; ducks, lSVs ,
&13c; turkeys, mixed lota. 12Vs&13c; geese, ;
H-00 per doz. Potatoes Hebrons, B32sa par
bu; Burbanks, 28io0c; Boss, aueSso . tor
seed; Peerless. 28328c: common to poor mixed
lots, 20&25c; Early Ohios. $40Olte: for seed. '
Sweet potatoes, Illinois, 1.7&M per bbL
Bermuda potatoes, $6.S0a7.0O. Apples-Cea-saon,
fL7&.'.00 per bbl; good, t&KAAW;
fancy, JioO&lTi. .
New York. April 14.
Wheat No. 2 red winter cash, $L00; Aprfl,
Me: May, Vlgc; Jane, 91c Corn No. 2 mixed
cash, 50c; ApriL 48c; May, 47c: June, 4614c
Oats Dull; No. 2 mixed cash, 3So; May,
June, 33c, Rye Steady; s4to for
ear lots. Bailey Koglectcd; two-rowed state,
53546. Pork-Steaiy; new mess, I1L00Q
11.40. Lard-Quiet; May. KS.'; July, H.
Live Stock: Cattle Market firm, bat se
trading in beeves; dressed beet steady; native
sides, ease per lb. Sheep and Lambs-Shesp.
steady; lambs, active and a shade firmer; en
shorn sheep, $0.5037.00 per 100 lbs; unsbora '
iambs, $T.30&00; clipped do. $fl.664T.lt t
Bogs Nominally active; live hogs, klduav
IS ON TOP
Costs less than Half
and pleases much better
than the over-priced and
Judge for yourself
n Cans. At your GroeeVa
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