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HOCK ISLAND, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1592.
YOU XI m 0,
Single Copies 5 Cents
Per Week ISM Cent
dck Island Daily Arg-u
We place on sale today and for the balance
oi this week 2,500 pairs of pants, divided
in iive lots on five different tables; and if you
are in need of a pair of pants to make your
suit last until you are ready to purchase a
Table One-Will sell for
Pants worth S1.2, S1.0, $1.75.
Table Two-Will sell for
Pants worth $2, $2.2 and $2.50.
Table Three-Will sell for
Pants worth $2.75, and $3.50.
Table Four-Will sell for -
Pants worth $5.50, $4, $4.50 and $5.
Table Five-Will sell for
Pants worth $5.50, $6.50 and $7.
Positively as Advertised.
THE LOW DO
SAX & RICE, Proprietors.
QUE GERMAN TR ADE
Effect of the New Reciprocity
LIST 01 PEGDUCTS ADMITTED IEEE,
Together with the Iuty on Other Arti
cles Progress of Negotiations in the
Sealeries Matter The Idea of Caucus
ing; on Free Coinage Given lp for the
Frescnt and the Reason Therefor
No Free Silver Plank in the National
Democratic Platform Official Notes.
Washington Feb. 3. The president
yesterday issued a proclamation announc
ing the reciprocal afrrecmcnt recently con
cluded between the United States and
GerniHriy. After reciting briefly the lieRO
tiatious with Germany the president an
nounces that on and after Feb. 1, is'.i-,',
these articles will be admitted free into
Germany: limn, malts, germs; flax, raw,
dried, broken or hetcheled, also refuse por
tions; agricultural productions not other
wise designated; horse hair, raw, heleheled,
boiled, dyed; also laid in form of tresses
and spun; bristles; raw bed-feathers;
bed-feathers, clean and prepared; hides
and skins, raw (green, salted, limed, dried)
and stripped of the hair for the manufac
ture of leather; charcoal, bark of wood
and tan bark; residue, solid, from the
manufacture of fat oils, ulso ground; live
animals and animal products not men
tioned elsewhere; also beehives and live
bees; colts following their dams; wool, in
cluding animal hair not mentioned else
where, as well as stuffs made thereof;
wool, raw, dyed, ground, also hair, raw,
hetcheled, boiled, dyed; also curled.
Ititics on Other Articles.
. The following are admitted at the duty
per 1U0 kilograms noted, the duty being
reckoned in marks.
Wheat. 3..W; rye. 3.50; oats2.S0; htickwlie.it,
2; pulse, 1.50; other kinds of grain not t-iecinlly
mentioned. 1; barley. 2: rape-soeii, turnip-seed,
poppy, se5ame, peanuts, nml other oleayineous
product not specially mentioned, 2; corn or
maize, l.iai; malt (malted barley). 3.110; ante,
corriander. fcr.nt.-l alid rarrawny seed, 3;
lumber and tin.K r, (a) raw or merely rouph
hewu with ax or saw, with or without bark,
oaken barrel staves. SO; h) marked in the di
rection of the longitudinal axis, or prepared or
cut otherwise than by rounh-hewiuB, and bar
lei staves not included under (a), nniecled
osiers and hoops, huhs. felloes, ami spokes. .30;
(c) sawed iu the direction of the longitudinal
axis, iiiplaned hoards, saw-i d i am lewiMids, and
other articles, sawn or hewn, .Sit; woial in
cut veneering, unfilled, unstained parts
of floors, f.; htis and liop muni.
14 (gross); butter and artificial bntier, IT;
meat, slaughtered, fresh, with the exception of
pork, li: pork, slaughtered, fresh, and drei-scd
meat, with the exception of bacon, fresh or
prepared, 17; game of all kinds inot alive), 20:
cheese.cxorpt Strecchino, Itnrgonzola and Par
mesan, 0; fruits, i-ccds, lorries, leav-s,
flowers, mushrooms, vegetables, dried,
baked. pulvirized, only lioiled down
or salted tall tin se products so
far as tbey are not inclueled under other
numbers of the tariff i. juices of fruits, berries
and turnips, preserved without sv.par to be
eaten, dry nuts. 4; mi 1 products of grain and
Tulse ground or shelled grains, peeled bar
ley, groats, grits, flour, common cakes (bakers'
products), 7.80; goose grease and other greasy
fats such as olf omargarine. sperfett (a mixture
ofstearic fats with oil), beef, narrow. 10.
The Schedule for Animals.
The following are dutiable at the ex
pressed rate each:
Horses, a): horses up to two years old, 10;
bulls and cows. oxen. 25.5 i; calves less than
six weeks old. 3; boss. 5; pigs weighing less
than ten kilograms, 1: sheep. 1; lambs, .50.
THE QUESTION OF THE SEALERIES.
Modus Vivendi Necessary Again C hange
in Method of Settlement.
W ashington, Feb. 3. At the .cabinet
meeting yesterday, it is said, the presenta
tion of Chilian affairs was very meagre,
most of the session being occupied with
the Behring Sea matter. Considerable
progress was made in disposing of the
preliminaries of t lie case. Inasmuch as it
Is manifestly impossible to conclude an
agreement upon the subject In-fore the
season for the taking of seal begins, Sec
retary Blaine was requested to arrange an
extension of the modus vivendi in force
last year toserve the season of 1SH2, and to
gel the necessary notices to the fleets
before they sail. In furtherance of this
plan it is understood that Secretary Blaine
and Sir Julian Pauncefote, the British
minister, had a conference yesterday after
noon. It is expected that the arrangement
to extend the modus vivendi will be made
within a few days.
llisrnsscd a New Scheme.
A change in the method of proceeding in
the matter of reaching a final determina
tion of the whole subject was discussed.
According to the terms of the agreement
to arbitrate thequestionarrivedat between
Secretary Blaine and Ixird Salisbury, there
were to be seven arbitrators, tbreeof whom
should be from a neutral country. Two of
the remainder were to be citizens of the
United States, the other two, representing
the antagonistic interest, one being a citi
len of Great Britain and the other a Cana
dian. These latter have been appointed in
the persons of the gentlemen named as
commissioners by the two countries Sir
Baden-Powell, of England, Mr. Dawson, of
Canada, and Professor T. C. Mendenhall
and E. 11. Merriam, of the United States.
Only Three Arbitrators.
It is proposed, it is understood, to limit
the board of arbitrators to three, not all of
whom need necessarily be from one coun
try, who shall take the evidence furnished
by these commissioners on the subject of
the seal industry and by other commis
sionrrs on the question of ju risdiction of
the territory under dispute. This change
will be suggested to the proper authorities,
and will probably be adopted. The names
of the three arbitrators are said to hare
been agreed upon by the parties in inter
est. FREE COINAGE A DEAD DUCK.
What Marter of Ohio Appears to Think
Caucus Declared OfT.
Washington'. Feb. 4. The Democratic
caucus called for Friday night next has
been declared off, at least for the present.
Representative Harter, of Ohio, who cir
culated the call last week, said yesterday:
"I hare decided not to press the call for a
caucus this week on the silver question.
Frankly, I think the danger of silver legis
lation for this session has passed. The
knowledge has. come to many earnest ad
vocates of tree silver, but who are lovers
of the party, that the passage of a free
coinage bill here would rip the party down
the back like a grasshopper.
Much Opposition Developed.
"The quiet talks about the Louse have
shown an opposition to such a bill as
was not dreamed of - even by those who
have from the start been opposed to it on
lioth principle and from policy. It would
be hard to get seventy-five men in the
' house, who do not think it would be a
political blunder. The newspapers of the
party too are helping us in the light such
great papers as the Memphis Appeal and
Avalanche, the Nashville American, and
others who believe in free silver, have
souuded a halt. The German press has
also declared against the measure.
No Free Silver I'lank Kltlier.
"It is found that scores of men whose
devotion to the party is beyond all ques
tion cannot be driven into the support ol
any man for the presidency upon a free
silver platform. In short those who ar
opposed to the Democratic party making
an assignment or going into bankruptcy
are united against any action on silvet
this session. On this question sound
money men aud free silver men stand to
gethcr. This is the ground upon which I
say I do not think a free silver plank will
be put under our candidate for president
House and Senate in ltrief.
Washington, Feb. 3. The committee
on elections reported to the. senate yester
day that Dubois is entitled to the seat as
senator from Idaho. Palmer introduced a
resolution providing for a constitutional
amendment to elect senators by populai
vote. Yoorhees denounced as a lie the
newspaper statement that he had a "dick
er" with certain senators to defeat the con
tinuation of Judge Woods, the other sena
tors also said it was a lie. Manderson't
printing bill was discussed, and after an
executive session the senate adjourned tc
The only progress made in the house
with the rules was the defeat of Burrows'
amendment giving the speaker power tc
count present members in making a
quorum. Then Reed proposed that wher6
a quorum failed to vote a call of the house
should follow, each member being required
to vote as he answered; rejected, Bolivian
and Blount, favored the "rider"' clause, but
without action the house adjourned.
Springer's Free Wool Hill.
Washington, Feb. 3. The Springer free
wool bill was under consideration yester
day by the Democratic majority of the
ways and means commit tee. No conclusion
was reached. There was some difference
of opinion as to features of the measure,
and the arguments in support of these dif
ferences took up most of the time. There
is a good deal of sentiment among mem
bers on the Democratic side of the com
mittee in favor of a larger reduction in the
duties on woolen manufactures than is
puiposed in Springer's bill.
Send Lm to Senator Stanford.
Washington, Feb. 3. The treasury de
partment is receiving numbers of letters
from ignorant people who, laboring undct
the delusion that the United States gov
ernment loans money on land, are asking
that sums ranging from 3,0o0 to $5,000 be
forwarded to them as a loan on their land,
or that they be advanced 1.000 or $5,000
so they may buy land and the land lie ac
cepted as security for repayment of the
KU'ert of Lower Postage.
Washington, Feb. 3. Postmaster Gen
eral Wanamaker yesterday sent to Con
gressman Benderson,chairman of the com
mittee on postofficcs, a letter upon the ef
fect 1 cent postage and ,-ecnt postal cards
would have upon the revenue of the post
ollicc department. Without taking into
account any possible increase of business
he figures out a loss of over fcJ5.C0O.OOO in
the postal revenues if the change is made.
Will Swa Horses with the Czar.
Washington, Feb. 3. Senator Stanford,
of California, has recently received a com
munication from the czar st.--.ting that he
would Vie glad to exchange bih bred
Orloll stallions for an equal number of
standard bred American mares. The
proposition came from the czar's master of
horses through the Russian consul gen
eral at New York. Senator Stanford says
he will be glad to make the exchange.
1'cnslons for Army Nurses.
Washington, Feb. 3. The committee
on invalid pensions yesterday heard ex
Congressman Yoder, of Ohio, who spoke
in favor of pensioning all United States
army nurses who were honorably dis
charged. The statistics show that there
are now living over 2;W nurses, and the
rate that will probably be lixed will be $1'J
H-r month, making an annual incrca.se in
the pen.-ion fund of about $30,000,
Wants Larger Pensions for Deafness.
Washington, Feb. 3. The committee
on invalid pensions met yesterday aud
heard a long address by Wallace Foster, of
Indianapolis, who represents the organiza
tion of deaf soldiers, Mr. Foster, who is
totally deaf, spoke in favor of an increase
in pensions for total deafness from the
present rate of 30 to Vi a month, and for
partial deafness he asks that the increase
Minister McCoy Calls on Blaine.
Washington, Feb. 3. Mr. W. D. Mc
Coy, of Indiana, the newly appointed min
ister to Liberia, yesterday called on the
president and secretary of slate in com
pany with Auditor Lynch for the purpose
of receiving his final instructions. He will
leave for hU post next Saturday.
A Report Against Subsidies.
Washington, Feb. 3. The bouse com
mittee on postoOices and postroads held a
meeting yesterday, and by a strictly party
vote decided to frame a report repealing
the mail subsidy act of last congress.
Miss Mattie Will Wed as Advertised.
Paris, Feb. 3. Miss Mattie Mitchell
daughter of Senator Mitchell, of Oregon,
who was reported seriously ill so much so
that her marriage to the Due de la Roche
foucauld would have to be postponed is
very much better. It is now positively
stated that unless some mishap other than
her present illness arises the wedding will
take place at the time formerly decided
upon the 11th wist.
Tli- Loral n ret!.
Oftice Hoe k Ish-.nd Paii.t Ann Wbklt Anorg, I
Koctt Ih1u-.iI, 111., Feb. 3, lS'.W f
Bran -t.Vper cwt.
Sliipstuff $1.00 per cwt.
Hay Timothy. $11$ 13; prairie, $211 ; clover
S; baled. Si 1 50.
Barter Fair t.i choice, aoc: cri-amery,8(29c.
Kggs Fresh. i!; parked tc.
iouitry Chickens, lOfel.'Ji; tcrkcyt, 15c;
ducks, liijc; geese, 10c.
ruriT and veoxtaiii.es.
Apnles ti.S.VTrJa 75 per hbl.
1 otatoes irKiT.iV.
Catt e Butchers pay for crn fed steers,
S'4ft,Hic; cows and Heifer-, 233c; cr.lves,
bhcen 4v6 Jc.
For referring to a subject so nnumial, but
it may possess intern: r some to know
Is sol ft for half the price of the other
kinds. IS S4H.I), we say If tho quality
was not what it should be, ot conrss it
would not sv-U at all.
Baking Powder Companies say notblna;
of tfae'r exorbitant prices, but taHc con
tinually of chemical analysis, f e.
Txt the scientists lead the sclent lata, but
let fjiw-ttc&l women try (Umax, and,
jodse tor themselves.
Net Increase in Circulation.
Washington, Feb. 3. The treasury de
partment statement of changes in the cir
culation during January, issued yesterday,
shows a net increase during the last month
Failure of a Nebraska I tank.
Kkahney, Xeb., Feb. 3. The Commer
cial and Savings bank of this city closed
its doors yesterday morning, and has been
turned over to t lie state authorities. The
direct cause ot the suspension was the
drawing out of all the county funds. The
depositors are principally members of the
lalxniug class, and stockholders say thej
will be paid iu full.
Not a Life Lost with Those Scows.
New Y"oi;k, Feb. . 3. Commissioner
Brennan yesterday afternoon received a
message from Delaware breakwater Baying
that the schooner Servia had rescued the
two men supposed to have been lost with
scow 'o. U. This completes the list of
eighteen men who were driven to sea by
the gale last week.
Rise in the Price or Pork.
l'Aiils, Feb. 3. Bacon and ham hve in
creased in price to 2 francs per pound, be
ing about three times the figures before
the tariff came into force. This addition
to the price of food is already causing
much apprehension among the poor class.
Miss Johnson in Danger of Lunacy.
Memphis, Feb. 3. The confinement in
jail is telling terribly 011 Miss Johnson,
who was with Miss Mitchell when she
killed Freda Ward, and unless she be re
moved to more pleasant quarter and
separated from Miss Mitchell she will lose
her mind. A determined effort will be
made to secure her release Jin bail.
Chicago, Feb. X
Following were the quotations on the board
of trade teniae: Wheat February, opened
WiSc, close 1 S.Vic March, opened IRVfi,
closed fi;K; May, op -tied wtjj, closed 8;. ,
Corn February, opened e'J.'i'', closed 4c;
.March, opened 4o..ie, closed 41''hc; May, open
ed 4!c, clo.-cd -il'i;'. Oats February, opened
closed USSje; JIarch, opened , closed ;
M;;y. opened and closed ttfifce. l'ork
freluunry, r.pem-d l 1.0714. closed Sll.flO; May.
openeu Ml. !'i.S closed Ml.tfo. Lard lehruary,
oienoJ ti.4 close I Svi.to.
Live tock: Prices at thff 1 nion stock yards
today ranged as tollows: Ho(?s Market active
0:1 packim; and shipping account and prices
fx-i-lOc hiKher: sales rai.ged at $:!.705j4.0 pigs,
$4.15!rjt.."iO lixht, St.Sifi 4.:;." rotiith packing
4.3i4.5o mixifcl, and S4.403,4.o heavy packing
anil shipping lots.
Cattle Market fairly active on local and
chipping account, aud prices steady; quot
ations ranjfe I at $4.7.X&-.;r) choice to
extra shipping steers, $115(4.70 good
tochoicedo. Sitiiat il fair to good, (H0&3.5S
common to medium do, $3.00hV.3.t)u butchers
steers, $2.yoc;l.OJ Mockers, $a&3.5i Texas
steers. $:l.lKs :1.75 feeders, 1.00&3.(M cows,
S1.VKK-S 75 bulls and !.Oa,H.no veal calves.
Sheep Market fairly active and prices un
chRuaed: quotations ranged at f 4.2V5A30 wes
ems, $3.7i&5..'Vt natives, and $4.6-n lambs.
Produce: Tlutter Fancy separator, 30c:
dairies, fancy, fresh, Skijc; packing stock,
fresh. l.TfS.lHo. Errs-Fresh candled, loss off,
SlfctStic per doi:; ire-bouse stock, 16&17c
Dressed poultry Spring chic kens, fair to good
S(ii.9c per lb; roosters, 5c; ducks, lO&UIc;.
geese, S10c: turkeys, choice, llffMlLc; fairtovV
i;ood, lOffJ.KMc; poor. S&De. Potatoes He
brons, 27S,:llc er bu; Flurbanks. 3033c; Rose. -30c
for seed: Pearlers. 3i(Tr-ti: for seed; com.
Rion to poor mixed lots, ISKfcSSc: sweet potaj.
toes. Illinois. jl.anjr.SJt5 per brl. Apples--
Common, Si -'." I.3u per brl; pood, $1.75; fancyj
fi. Cranberries -t'aiw Cod, J"i.u0:i7.00 per brli
fl.."i.(, 1.76 per box; Jerseys, J.&tlti.e pef
brl: SI. ail per box. '
New York. . '
New York, Feb. 2.
Wheat Xo. 2 red winter rash, (1.02
1.0.: February. J 1.001$; May, $l.tHg. Corn
No. mixed cash, 515,S2c; April, 4c.
Oats Dull but steady: No. -mixed cash,
:r!-,!f-:i.v.!c: May. 3-?8 -. Kye Dull and weak.
Bai ie.y-Duil; No. 2 Milwaukee, C9& 71c Pork
Hull; mess. s:.756i HK7.V Lard- Quiet; Febru
ary. iti.72; March. ?n.75; March, f 6.85. "
Live Stock: Cattle Mirket steady, but no
tindius in beeves; dressad beef, slow; native
tides, K: pr lb. Sheep and lambs Max
ket opi-Ued slov aud closed very dalr', prices
stea iy; sheep. $4 (O.TiA.tW per loO lbs: lambs.
SH.;iij7.0i. Ho-s -Nominally firmer; live hoes,'
4.1' 4.75 per hi lb.