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Island Daily Argrt
VOL. XL. NO. 287.
ROCK ISLAND, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 1892.
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Schultes Report on the Immi
INDICTMENT OF EUEOFE'S EULEES.
Ar-. Organized System of Shipping; to Uncle
Sam's Shores the "Rag, Tag, and Bob
tall" of Foreign Slams Some Detective
Work That Was Very Effective Contract
tabor Agencies How England Carries
on the Work France Excepted from the
Arraignment Russia Libeled Reme
dies. Waphixgto??, Sept. 27. Within a day or
two there will be published, under order of
congress, the reports of the commissioners
sent to Europe last yearby the treasury de
partment to investigate the extent and ori
pin of the immigration to the United States.
With the appendix containing the laws of
European governments governing; the emi
gration from their countries and the reports
of United States consuls on the subject
furnished by the state department, they
will make a volume of about 500 pages.
There is considerable inquiry at the depart
ments for the document and the govern
ment printer is crowding its publication.
Cannes That Incite Emigration.
There were five'eommissioners or inspec
tors sent out by the secretary of the treas
ury J. B. Welter, commissioner of immi
gration at New York; J. N. Cross, of Min
nesota: Dr. Walter Kempster, of Wisconsin;
Joseph Powderly, of Pennsylvania, and H.
J. Schultes, of the District of Columbia.
Welter and Kempster made one united re
port, but the other three commissioners
made separate reports, all, however, agree
ing in the main facts and conclusions.
Schultes gives the following as the causes
that incite emigration to the United States:
1. The efforts of emigration aid societies,
supplemented by associations, public anl
private, for aiding criminals and paupers to
2. The increased facilities, speed, and
profits of alien steamship companies.
3. The contract lalior importers who in
duce immigration for the sake of cheap
Societies That Help the Business.
In the pursuit of his investigations
Schultes fovnd that large numbers of
homeless children of Itoth sexes under 16
years of age were being shipped to the
United States from I-iverpool. They go
from 'homesV'one of which alone has forty
one branches. The Royal Society in aid of
Discharged Prisoners, of which Queen Vic
toria is a patron, is cited by Schultes as a
type of those eng.-tged in sending thecrim
inal classes to America. A list of sixty
nine others is given in the report. He cites
one case whore n discharged iirisoner who
had lieen assisted to the United States al
most immediately committed forgery.
A Case of Two Paupers.
Schultes f imishes affidavits of two per
sons who admit they were inmates of a
poorhouse in Kngland. that their tickets to
America were prepared by one of the so
cieties throrh a Mr. Hetherington, who
has an emigration ofliee on the Strand,
London, is connected with a railway com
pany and who publishes a newspaper in
which he advertised for help at home and
abroad. Tie called on Hetherington. but
was told that no information was furnished
to outsiders. He discovered, however. that
Hot herington frequently sent contract
lalorers to one O'Dell. 117 West Forty
seventh street. New York Citv.
themselves as agents wantmg to employ
contract laborers, and found no difficulty,
but much surprise that they should have
gone to Italy when they could have accom
plished their object through the agencies in
Praise for the French Republic.
Referring to France, however, the com
missioner says: "The republic of France is
a shining exception to this rule because of
the better form of government and better
-listribution of land and money, and their
admirable system of profit-sharing in the
industries. As a consequence emigration
from that country is infinitesimally small,
and the prosperity of France helps other
countries out of difficult situations." He
then declares that the alleged persecutions
in Russia exist only in the fancy of Russo
phobists an are the product of England's
unfriendliness to Russia.
The Remedy He Proposes.
To remedy the state of affairs set out in
this report Schultes says there should be
resident commissioners at London, Berlin
and Naples to give desirable emigrants cre
dentials, and report to the United States
undesirable cases; reorganization on an effi
cient basis our inspection system; a per
capita tax on all immigrants; abolition of
the prepaired ticket system; improve
ment in steerage accoimmxlntions; and an
act authorizing the president to interdict
immigration at his discretion, and enfov
a national quarantine when it shall lv? cjiw
SCHULTES PLAYS THE DETECTIVE.
Much Information Obtained in the Ouise
of an Alien Pauper.
Schultes' most interesting and valuable
information on the subject, however, was
secured in a unique but conclusive manner,
and probably entitles him to offer it an ex
pert. He says: On July SI, disguised as a
destitute alien pauper. I repaired to No. 15
Arlington Place, London, and found W. H.
Wilkins, secretary of the Association for
the Prevention of Immigration to England
of Destitute Aliens, who, after listening to
my story of destitution.gave me two letters,
one to the 'Emigrants Information Office,
Xo. 81 Broadway, Westminster, and the
other to the Society for the Relief of
Foreigners in Distress, stating that his
association kept paupers from landing in
England, the others assisting them to leave
President, the Prince of Wales.
The Prince of Wales is president of the
Society of Friends of Foreigners in Distress
and this society sent Schultes to America
as a destitute alien tinder the assumed
name of William Scott. "While in the vari
ous countries contributing the most desti
tute and degraded element to the popula
tion of my native country," continues
Schultes, "I mimgled with the emigrants
in order to trace to its sources the turbid
stream preliminary to investigating the
channel which flowed in its final leap across
the Atlantic. My investigations in Lon
don revealed abysses too profound to be
mentioned or descrilied out of which tLe
scum floats olT the docks and overflows to
the United States."
Inspections unil Inspections.
"I may instance the sham inspections of
the steamship companies at Liverpool
when they wi re not aware of the presence
of a commissioner and the careful inspec
tion they held when a commissioner was
there in person: and the fact that when we
sought information or even printed reports
they were refused directly, or the existence
of such reports was denied, though we aft
erwards succeeded in procuring them; and
in some rtises the information sought was
flatly refused. While incognito ;I found
that no medical inspection whatever was
held notably at such porta as Bremen,
Hamburg, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Ant
werp, Liverpool, Queenstown, Palermo,
Naples and Havre, It was quite different
when a commissioner was known to be
present, although even then the inspection
was only calculated to deceive."
Other Facts Presented.
He refers to the Baron Hirsch emigration
scheme as a colossal society for assisting
pauper emigrants, and says that English
prisoners after serving their terms are put
under such unpleasant surveillance as to
make them very willing to be assisted to
the United States. Germany did not openly
assist this kind of emigration, but put noth
ing in its way. Italy is full of agents whose
sole business is to induce emigration. While
.there Schultes.. and Powderly. disguised
While Frank Corning, the millionaire
distiller of Peoria, was sitting in the parlor
of his home some one shot at him from
outside through a window, but the bullet
missed its mark. There is no clue to Mr.
A British man-of-war has been ordered to
proceed to Yladvoerstock, Russia, to inves
gate the seizure of Canadian sealing ves
sels by Russian cruisers.
Obituary: At Peoria, Ills., Judge Sabin
D. Puterltaugh. At Stillwater, Minn.,
Clinton A. Bennett, clerk of court of Wash
ington county, aged 51. At Ottawa, Ont., '
Chief Justice Sir William Johnston
Ritchie, aged "0. At Savannah, Ga. .Judge
A. Pratt Adams. At Paris. France, Count
de Trapani, half brother of Ferdinand II.
At a meeting in Cheyenne, Wyo., held
under the auspices of the American Protec
tive association, an anti-Roman Catholic
society, certain persons in the audience
raised a disturbance which became gen
eral, and B. F. Lyons, the speaker of the
evening, getting into the thick of the fray,
discharged two revolvers and wounded
three men, on of them an officer. Lyons
was taken to jail, and threats are made that
he will be lynched.
Estimates at the navy department call for
an appropriation of ?10.ooo.mi for the com
ing year, which is an increase of $1,000,000
over the appropriations of the current year.
Sunday fires: Hilt & Woods morocco fac
tory, Philadelphia: loss. 4 000. Williams
j it Kneelnnd'sshoe factory. South Braintree,
i Mass.; loss. 'i0.(iii0; insurance. 45.x. Sea
View house and Casino, Cottsge City, Mass.
Henry Poor & Sons, leather dealers doing
a large business at Boston, have made an
The Pan-Presbyterian council has de
cided to hold its next meeting in Glasgow,
The crowd that gathered in the court
room at Covington, Ky., to await the ar
rival of Arthur Watson, the murderer of
Amanda Cain, was so threatening that the
judge refused to have the prisoner brought
into the court. Iater when the crowd had
dispersed Watson had a hearing and was
held without bail.
John K. Dana, nephew of Charles A.
Dana, is the happy possessor of a wife and
two black eyes. He ran away with the
former after receiving the latter from the
bride's father at Tacoina, Wash.
Lotta. the actress, is ill at Xew York and
will not 1 able to appear on the stage for
The sovereign grand lodge of Odd Fellows
sanct ioned the scheme to erect a sanitari
um for the use of members of the order at
Hot Springs, Ark.
H, S. Post, a Rockford, Ills., grocer, had
Thomas Chick, of the Chick House, put on
the grocers' black list because the two dif
fered 15 cents in settling up. Xow Chick
has sued Post for $1,000 damages.
Peas fell from the sky at Baltimore along
with a shower of rain.
Dennis Keboe and an unknown man, oc
cupants of a gambling den at Thompson,
X. D., were cremated in the building when
Nancy Hanks Against the World.
THERE HAITE, Ind., Sept. 27. A dis
patch was printed a few days ago stating
that Budd Doble had refused to trot Nancy
Hanks against any horse. Doble has sent
dispatches to this city showing that the
uN've is nat exactly the truth. In reply to
Mike Iki.vermnn who wanted to trot Mar
quette auair.i-t Nancy Hanks for the same
pur." asked by Doble for an exhibition
mile. DoMe telegiapl.ed: "Will not
trot Hanks against any Lorse for anything
like the amount you name, but will trot
MaitLa Wilkes with ycS for that amount,
winner to t.ike all t r two-thirds." If N-uicy
trots gRiaFt uny t.tLcr horse it must lie
lor s. lui e p. use.
Juw? 1 ool Who Isn't Dead.
Mrsi.uv.,i;, Mich., Sept. 27. Frank
Baldy, of Cleveland, a stonecutter em
ployed on St. Paul's Episcopal church,
threw himself into Muskegon lake, in thirtv
feet of water, as he says, because he was
dared by Landlord Mcintosh, of the Amer
ican house, where he boards. He was res
cued by a sailor after he had gone down
twice. He is 50 years old. He nrenared
himself for a bath by removing all his
ciotnes except his drawers and shirt, and
created a sensation by running through the
streets in that condition on his way to the
DIDN'T RELISH THE PROSPECT.
An African Prince Who Hesitated to Take
His Father's Throne.
Nashville, Sept. 27. Some days ago
Prince Momolu, who was attending school
here, was called to rule over the Vey na
tion, Africa, his father, King Momolu, hav
ing been killed in war. Sunday night the
prince delivered a lecture here and said he
didn't care about going back to the Vey na
tion alone, as the people there were unciv
ilised and live on herbs and roots. He waa
astonished when five people offered their
services to go back to his country with
him, teach religion and otherwise civilize
the place. The party will leave at once.
Talmage'in His Own Pulpit.
New York, SV-pt. 27. The Rev. Dr. Tal
mage occupied the platform of the Brook
lyn tabernacle for the first time in three
months Sunday. He said that he was not
yet ready to speak on his European trip, but
that very soon, probably week after next, he .
would "give an account of his stewardship
in the distribution of bread to the Russian
famine sufferers and speak of his evangeliz
ing tour through England.
Lightning Strikes Twice in the Same Place.
Schenectady-, n. Y., Sept. 27. John
Shaver, aged 75, while sitting at a window
was struck by lightning a few weeks ago,
partly paralyzed and marked with a scarlet
circle on his right cheek below the eye. Sat
urday night there was a terrific crash of
thunder and Mr. Shaver's daughter ran
into his room, where she found him de."d
on almost the same spot where he was
Scores on the IMamond.
CniCAuo, Sept. 27. Following are yes
terday's base ball scores made by League
clulw: At Louisville Chicago 0, Louis
ville 11; at St, Louis Pittsburg 0, St.
Ixmis 2; at Cincinnati Cleveland 3, Cin
cinnati 2; at Washington Philadelphia H,
Washington 2; at Boston Brooklyn 8,
Boston 7; at Baltimore New York 8, Bal
LIVE STOCK AND PRODUCE MARKETS.
Chicago. Sept. 38.
Following were the. quotations on the board
of trade today: Wheat September, opened
V:?jc, closed 74Mie: October, oiH-ned 73?ic, closed
74w; December, opened Ts&rc, closed TTtjc
Corn September, opened 4o?4c, closed 45;c;
October, opened 45-V.c. closed 46H)c; May.
opened 4t4c closed 4i'IlSc, Oats September,
opened closed 32;6c; October, opened
'.tffyc, closed K3c: May, opened 3tic closed
37c. Pork September. opened
closed $10.G7t: October opened $10.65,
S10.H7H; January, opened $l-lof$.
J12.17H. Lard September, opened
Live f took lriccs at the Union Stock yards
today ranged as follows: Hogs Market
active, especially on shipping account; pack
ers buying: best grades were &5il0c higher;
other grades were unchanged; sales
ranged at $4.ti&4.90 pigs, $4.s.i.50 light.
$4.Nkp..Y05 rough acking, S5.00&5.55 mixed,
and $5.105.65 heavy packing and shipping
Cattle Market only moderately active;
feeling was rather dull and weak; prices
favor buyers: quotations ranged at to.0ik3A.30
choice to extra shipping steers. (4.404& .
4.50 good to choice do. f4.OrJ4.a- fair to good,
83.4OM3.90 common to medium do. $3.4U&3.M
butchers' steers, $2.50(it3.15 stockers, 1.75(3
3.00 Texas steers. S2.7.Y;i.4.25 range steers, $3J
&3.U0 feeders, JI.TTk.v&W cows, $.U0i3.2S bulls,
and $2.2.VSu.25 veal calves.
Sheep Market rather quiet: prices un
changed; quotations ranged at $4.UO(t4.50 per
luilbs western. $&.VKt.Yl5 natives, $3J5&4J39
Texas, and lambs.
Butter Fancy separator, 24HQ5c; fine
creameries, 21Si2c; dairies, fancy, fresh, 2Uj&
22c: packing stock, fresh. 13(ii:tHc. Eggs
Strictly fresh stock, 19c per doz, loss off: ice
house stock, 17i; l.c. Live poultry Hens,
litjc per lb; spring chickens, lllsc; roosters,
c: ducks ''t": spring ducks, lOjc: turkeys,
12c; geese, f4.i.cT-00 per doz. Potatoes
Minnesota Karly Ohios. .tiij-Trtc per bu; Wis
consin Hose ami Hebron, 5.Yf&Alr; Michigan
Helrons, 5.Yli''c. Sweet potatoes Jersey,
5J.7.j3.i per bbl: Baltimore, Siur&23i. Ap
ples tireen, $2.5ir.-i.'t.iai per bbl; common, 75c
J1J25; Duchess, $3.i.jl3.5i'.
New York. Sept. 34.
Wheat No. 2 red winter cash. TVjcs Oo
ober. me bid; November. Si1": December,
KfxC Corn No. 2 mixed cash. JeVJc. Oats
No. 2 mixed cash, STVjc: September, 37t4";
tk-tober, 37'.C: November. 3SHc. Kye Quiet;
4fc in ear lols and boat loads. Barley
Neglected. lVrk Dull: old mess, $ll.u&
11.25. Lard Steady; October, SSJSt; Novem
Uvc Stock: C:i:tle The tendency moderately
active, and good to choice nat i ves sold at an
advance of ice it HO lbs; poorest to best na
tive steers. f-"i.:iV:.-.: jer luu lbs: Texans and
Colorado. $:Liot!i4.3"i; bulls and dry cows. $2.tV
43.10. Slieepand Lambs Sheep, steady; lambs,
dull and l4c per lb lower: sheep. 4.mi&5.5u per
liwlbs; lambs. S.Vire.30. Hogs Market steady;
live hogs, .-.U!iS.UU per 1U lbs.
The Aeeail Markets.
Bran -s5c per cwt,
Sbips'nfl jjl.00 per cwt.
Ht T'motbv. (s-r&iu: upland, $8210 : slough
S63S; baled. HI OOaii.50.
Butter Fair to choice, 18c; creamery, i334c
Eggs Fresh, 15c; packed. 10c.
Poultry Chickens, 10&134; turkeys 12J4
ducks, IxHc; geese, 10c.
FRUIT AND TEGBTABLCS.
Apples (S.3se$S 7S per bbl.
Cattle Butchers pay for corn fed steers
IH4Hc; cow sod neifera, SgSc; calve
Hard 7 500.7 75..
Soft I0&2 SO.
Common boards 818.
Joist Scantling and timber, li to 16 feet, $18.
ETery additional foot in length 50 cents.
X A X Shingles M 75.
Fencire 12 to 10 feet 19.
oc boards, rongh gig.
About Breadmaktng, after alL They can
tell a (MOD BAKING POWDKK
without the adeotlflc aid of a Govern
ment Chemist, a Supreme Analyst, ot
Should be taatad. Just as any other cook. .
Ing material, by actual use. It gives
Batter Satisfaction at Half
the Cost of toe otaw tiaaa.
Ckn form an ocauksa of their own.
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