Newspaper Page Text
LAND Vltu XI, NO. 118. R0CK2ISLAXD, FRIDAY, 31AKC1I II, 1892. I Single Copies 5 Cents I Per Week lg Cents itOCK Bail UndersslIinElEveryboily Oil EVERYTHING. THE Money in Your Pocket By Buying Goods At This Sale. WANTED TO KNOW. An Inquisitive Liberal Member of Parliament. ; A REGULAR INTERROGATION POINT LONDON'S Cllt clllu THE LONDON under the new manage ment will give you less BLOW and BLUSTER and BETTER VALUE EOR YOUR MONEY than heretofore. THE LONDON, under the new management is strictly One Price and No Deviation. ALL GOODS POSITIVELY AS ADVERTISED. Our Mr. M. C. Rice is now in the eastern mar kets buying our Grand Stock for this spring, and we we will, without doubt, show you the finest line 01 Clothing and Furnishing Goods ever brought to this city, and at lower prices than ever known of in Rock Island. We have not near enough room for our $75,000 STOCK Of nice new Spring 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 25 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. THE J- B. SAX. I LO N DO N, ROOK ISLAND. M. C. RICE. ' Ho I'nlrljr iiristlcs with niiestions. Soma or Which Will Not Please ana.la He Also liaise Cain In the Commons, but laiis to ..! All the Information le V aiils-Thht llaror at I'squiniaiiU Again the Snhjcct or li-iission Xonie Statements u tin- Seal Oiiestion. 1Mhi, March 11. The question of the deft-uses of the harbor of Ksrinimault, on Vancouver is'.aml, was raised in the house Of commons yesterday ami was discussed with hear by Ixinl ( Jeorse Francis Hamil ton, first lord of the admiralty, and several Liberal interrogators. Hardly had this breeze died out when the Behring sea con troversy was brought before the house by the questions addressed by Kdward Ttn perley Oourley, the advanced Liberal member fi-mi Sunderland, and answered for the government by the Rt. Hon. James William Lowt her, under-seeretary of the foreign office. Ferguson, Liberal memKr from Leith, led off in the matter of Ksqui mault's defenses by asking these questions of the first lord of the admiralty: A Fusillade or Question. Does the site of the navy yard at Esqnimatilt belong to Canada or to the crown? If Canada provide the stores, puns and sjte. will sbo also provide the garrison? Will the work of im proving the th fens?s of the harbor, including the iilutis. cn:-iiieeriiig uri l construction, lie done by the Canadian government or the crown? Wlint ris-his of control, as regards stores, coal, tlio support of ttie garrison in case of need, ninl harlHir anchorage lias the commander of the 1 "Heine fleet? Arc any ad vantages ecrd to her majesty's vessels at Ksquimanlt harbor that are not accorded tlicm in such foreign ports of the United States France, or other civilize.! nations? llelieetions on Canada's Loyalty. IB case the o.-oposed fortifications should be erericd. on.'. the puns mounted there 1 the property t,i Cruada or the crown? Will the garrisons of the harlor defences receive their orders from the imperial or the Canadian gov ernment? If the garrison be put under the or ders of the Canmlian government, will the home povernnn nt have any means of as-snring itself the support of the same for her majesty's fleet in times of war? If, as has been suggested, Canada should dec ide to cast her lot with the Vnited Mates, and lieeome incorporated. w::a that country, would she carry with ber t'ie guns and other jior'.alile equipments of the tortiflcat ions? A Storm of Tory Protests. While mailing these interrogatories Mr. Ferguson was interrupted frequently by criee of "Oh. oh:-' ironical laughter and other noisy demonstrations from the min isterial majority. All his interrogatories After the one concerning: the support of the Pacific fleet by the garrison were de livered amid a storm of exclamations of remonstrance. This was due to the fact that the last six questions were put in such a way as to suggest that in times of war or threatened war the imperial gov ernment could not rely upon the loyalty of the Dominion government for support and therefor., it was foolish to place in un certain hands a fortified harbor that might be used as eliectively against the empire as for it. Encourage men t from the Librraift. The impression left by his inquiries and by the t-iiiph-.ic "hear hear," with whic'' the last six were greeted from the opposi tion, was that lie intended to say thjt Canada had drifted too far toward the United State- to be' trusted to co-operate with the mother country in case of trouble with the American government. This was Hamilton's view of the matter and lie declined to answer any except the first three questions. REPLY TO THE INTERROGATORIES. 'o Answer to Those Casting Imputations on Canada. Upon rising to reply to Ferguson's in terrogatories lie said: "The site of the dock yard nt Ksquimault belongs to the crown, and the Canadian government ha3 reserved for her majesty's ships exclusive ly a part of the harbor. The Canadian government will provide the site for the fortifications and the guns, and will be responsible for the manning of them The honorable r-entleninu's other questions time of trouble or danger Canada will not be ready to t .vonr-rate with the home gov ernment in the common defense of both against the enemy that will threaten us. The honorable sentleman must excuse me, therefore, if I decline to answer his hy pothetical questions, which are prompted by suppositions at once injudicious and dangerous." Ferguson Persists in Vaiu. The close of Lord Hamilton's reply was greeted with ministerial cheers, which bad not died away when Ferguson was on his feet, asking: "I beg the first lord of the ad miralty to answer my inquiry whether or not in the event of Canada separating herself from her majesty's empire cries of "Oh, oh." "Don't answer", the guns, tores, and ammunition, as well as the fortifications, will belong to the imperial government?'' The bouse was in a hub bub when Ferguson sat down, and rang with cries of "Order;" "Don't answer." Lord Hamilton made no reply to Ferguson's re peated question. The Seal Coniinin.ioner' Report. Under Secretary Lowther, of the foreign office, in response to inquiries of Gourley aa to the report of the Behring sea com mission, said that all the commissioners' had signed the joint report embodying the points upon which they were agreed as regards the protection and preservation of the seal industry. The points upon which no agreement cou'id be arrived at, and these were the main points, he added, con cerned the length of the season round the seal islands. These questions would be referred to the arbitration commission for settlement. AN ENGLISH PAPER'S VIEW. tldre to briny this, coi.liiCl u au anut-ati.e issue is as strong as ever, hut there is k:i obvious limit to gotnl nature when iiil tl:o yielding has to Ih.-done by one side. Mr. H-.frison is trading too much upon our pust amiability. Kvery impartial Aineiiea.i sees thai Great liritain is making consid erable concessions. Inflation ofu "Hostile I'.lpini-nt." "The suggestion that she woul.l be clad not to submit Ihe dispute to arbitration i ridiculous. The British government r.-,'hcs to be on good terms with the whole world, and especially with the United States, to which it is bound by the ties of kinship. The element in the United Suites hostile to Great Britain is nllowed to ex ercise an excer.sive influence upon the ne gotiations and by its force of numbers to dictate to the more intelligent portion of the people." The Canadians Not sic a red. Ottawa, Out., March 11. The bill intro duced in congress by Senator Morgan to sur.pend the landing privileges enjoyed by Canadian railways has attracted little in terest here. There is a general impression that it will not get beyond the initial stages, as the influence of the Canadian railways at Washington is well known, ljirge interests in Xew Kngland and the western staUs favor the alternative rou' a via Canadian territory. This fact is we. I recognized here. FUSION ON BOTH SIDES. Democrats and Alliance 'West, Republic ans ami Alliance South. Ti :! K , Kan., March 11. It has lx-en praei icilly decided by the leading Demn i r.its of Kansas not to put a presidential electoral ticket in the field and to support the lVople's party electoral ticket. A fusion will also be effected on state offices and concressinen-at -large. The combina tion will extend down to the legislative and county otlices. Democratic and Alli ance leaders claim that this w ill w ipe out the Iiepublican party in Kansas. The same tactics are to be used in Nebraska and the Dakotas. Keptililican Retaliation Proponed. To offset this, Kepublican leaders of the state propose to build afire under neat h the Democracy iu several southern states. They will soon lay before the na tional committee the danger to the Ket, ub lican party of such a combine and lit that the Republicans in the Yirginii.-., Tennessee, Georgia, North and South Carolina and other southern states enter into fusion with the new party on elec toral, state, congressional, legislative and county tickets, dividing each equally be tween the two parties. A SOMNAMBULIST'S PERIL. Kesruc tj a Heroine Who ruth Her Hus band to Shame. I'lainfield, Conn., March 11. Mrs. Nellie Maines. a lodging house keejier in the factory village of Glen Falls, proved a heroine Tuesday night. A lodger, who is a somnambulist, had climbed in his sleep out of a dormer window and sliding down to the eaves sat with his feet overhanging the sidewalk three stories below, gesticu lating at the circle around the moon. Mr. Maine Not a Hero. Mr. Maines declined to crawl down the roof to rescue the man, but his wife was equal to the emergency. She called to her 'sister: "You hold me and I'll go." Then she clambered out of the window and ca e fullv lowerc herself until she had the im perilled man within reach. She clutched him firmly, and clung to him with desper ation until both were hauled safely back inside the window. LARGE RESERVE OF WHEAT. The Agricultural Statistician C.iveii Soma Figures m Cereals. Washington, March 11. The March re port of the distribution of wheat and corn by the statistician of the department of Rgricult ure makes the stock of wheat in growers' hands 171.uoo.fiO0 bushels, -.'is per cent, of the croQ'$.0Xi,0i0 bushels of spring wheat, and los.onfi.iitio bushels of winter wheat, much of the latter in stat3 which have practically no commercial dis tribution, but entering into lo.-al con sumption for bread and seed. This is the largest reserve ever rciorted, that of the largest previous crop (1SR4) being lo9,00O, flOO bushels. The exports from July 1 to March 1 wen, ir4.O0O,K bushels, the fall seed Ilfi 000000 bushels, the rAnsnmntinn seem to have been put with the object of apparently '-HW.omooo bushels, but a causing the inference to lie drawn that in Llarger proportion is taken for consumption Just About the Reverse of That of Amer ican Tapers. LoxDOK, March 11. The, Standard says, on the Behring sea controversy: The im pression prevails that the easy-going dis position of Great Britain in this matter ifl not rednrocated far the government at Washington. The British covernment'a J in the fall and winter, and the actual coiv sumption is proportionally greater than in the spring and summer. Five HustieU Connumed Fer Capita. The assumed consumption from March 1. 18M, to March 1, 1MW, is 300,000,000 bush els for a populat ion of 64,300,000; the ex ports, 2o6.0U0,t bushels; the seed 56,0Qn,- 0K) bushels a distribution of Si'd.OOO.OuO bushels. With li,000,0i visible and 171. 090,000 invisible stocks, there are 27,000,000 bushels not directly accounted for previ ously which came in the unprecedented squeezing of all sorts of reserves, mainly from the always uncounted stocks of flour between mill ai J mouth and from small Unaccounted stocks lietween the farmers' granaries and the "visible supply." The average weight of wheat it 56.5 pounds per measured bushel, and which is the esti mated weight of the crop of 18S7, and is 0.9 of a pound alwve the average of eight previous years. A Big Surplus of Corn. The estimated quantity of corn in farm ers' hands is 860,000.llu0 bushels, or 41.8 per cent, of the crop. This is the largest pro portion ever reported, that of 1889 except ed, which was 4j.9 per cent., or 970,0il0,0U0 bushels. The seven principal states have a surplus of 54C.000.000 bushels, or 41-5 per cent of their product, agaiust 677,000,000 from the great crop of 1W0. The propor tion merchantable is the largest ever re ported 88.5 per cent, against 85.7 two years ago. The average of eight previous crops is 82 per cent, and the lowest aver age 60 for the frosted crop of 1S83. The present average farm price of merchant able corn is 3U.2 cents per bushel; of un merchantable, 25.7 cents 1 ney umii lur m n erer& a int. Little Rock, Ark., March 1L The Democratic f-tate nominating convention has been called by t'.e state central com mittee to meet in Little Rock June 14. Two-thirds of the committeemen favored i Cleveland for the presidency, but notwith standing th.s the general sentiment was that a western man would be nominated. The Congressional Rrlef. Washington, March 11. Teller got a resolution through the senate yesterday calling for a lot of financial information from the tre.sury relative to siiverdollar. The agricultural deficiency bill was pass ed. The bill to construct a postollice in every town where the postal receipts for the past three years did not exceed 10,000 per year was debated without, action, aa executive session was held and the senate adjourn cdA The house received favorable reports on' bills for public buildings at Fon du Lac, Wis., and other place, the appropriation for Fon du Iac is $4J .out). Several other bills were reported and some unimportant bills passed. The remainder of the day was devoted to discussion of the tariff bill. Uoy Devoured by a Tiger. HCANCATO, IVru, March 11. In the barrio of Tambo last Sunday evening Juan and Maria Salas put their 10-year-old boy to bed early and came to town to attend church. Returning home at mid night they missed the boy, and spent the night in quest of him. When dayligh came they found the child's head and bones lying under a large tree which stood near t he house and his clothing all tnttcrcd and bloodstained hanging among its branches. A tiger had entered the house, carried away and devoured the boy. Mrs. u-inger l'rotratetl. Washington, March 11. The improve ment in Mr. Sprintrer's condition, though very slow and tedious, stiil continnes. He passed a comfortable night, sleeping nice ly. As a result of her long and uutiring vigil by the bedside of her sick husband, Mrs. Springer is very much prostrated. A little rest, it is hoped, will rtntore her us ual health. LIVE STOCK AND PRODUCE MARKET3. hirago. Hi Af;o. March 10. Foil.iwiug wero th- qtiotatious on the board of trade today: YVhf.tt .March, opened h:4; closed -May. otned Ke, closed S-ic: .Tuiy. opened ss'4o. closel Se- Corn March, oretifil 4l!vc, c os d 4o;May, opened 4'."'4c, clo eil 4!-.s -; Ju:ie, ojaed ll-. closel 4tB-4c, Dats-Mar, o,;e!iel clo-ed 80"g3. Pork March. oi.?u.-l SI 1 rev. cU, 1 $10.; May, -opened $11 close! $11.7H:. Lard Mar. h. tien-d J'i.T1. close I $6 35. l'roiiiue: hutter Fancy separator. 28 1" r creameries. -6-'r27c; dairies, fancy, fresh, -Ki"ilc: parkin; stock, fresh, 14 f.i 1-V. Kggs Kre-h ca-idled. loss off, 12il3o t-r doz. lir.ssed poultry-Spring chickens, fair good. VtUc per lb; roisters, te; ducks, 13&14c; geec, Witlu-; turkeys, youn; toms, l.c; fancy hens. 14c; old gobblers. Ic. Iot toes HeVjrons. 3 3.:i.'e per bn; Kin-banks. 83 (t. ; Hose, 3-."ft35c for sea,!. Peerless, 302J2c for seel: c-on.mon to jour mixed lots, 2ts& c. Sweet loiato-.-s. ltlinoia, $1.5C5i4 per bbl. A pies -Con inou. $l.5n pr bbl; good, $1.7r32.im; fane. t-'.iV Live stock - Prices at the Union Sto;k yards today ranged as follows: Hogs-Miket fairly active and opeiikWl 5c higher, but olosod ' weak at ihe adv am e: sal ranged at (180 4.so pigs $4 .Va.'" libt, $4 4Va 6 rough packing. Sl.Viftl !") mi :ei. and $t.kvilS.0O heavy pat king and shipping lots. Cattle Market slow an.l easy and prices weak: quotations ranged at $4.7oig.V2i choice to extra hinping ster, $4.0nft,4 .' g tod to choice do. ja.V4. Ill fair to good. $10515 common to niedium do. S luotu butchers i-teers. Ji.Smr; 3.13 stnkers $i.TVft3 St Texas reers. !(rf:st feed.TH. $1.5uG3 41 cows, 1.T.V3-3.W Im.is and si.d 6 6.30 veal calves. fc-heep Ma-k t m iderately active and prices strong; quotation ranged at f (.7595.73 westerns, ;t.iW natives, and $3.25a9) lambs. l ast llufTalo. Kast Bt-FF.t. Man.h 10. C'att e Two l.Js on sale: n'arketqeiet and steady. Ssliet-ii and lamls Eighteen loads on sale: market quiet and unchanged ; extra fancy shi-op. t't.'.:, Tj.tS.Ut; good to choice, Si.fciffcj.Bi; good to extra native lambs, 6.5 &7."3. Hogs -Ten loads ousale: market dull; heavy grades f3.': g'od tn lst Yorkers, f "jJS QVM; good to best pi f-i.l32,-.at. Live Stock: ; Cattle -Market firm, but n trading in beeves; dresseJ beef, steady; na tive side, ftssic per lb. bheop and lambs hep. dull; lambs Flow and easier; sheep, S3.W(,Jt;.2i per 10) lbs; lambs $7.000-9 .'.SO. Hogs Nominal:' stealy; Ure hng, $4.!wat Iier liiu lbs. The l.oral nsrket. Office Keck lod Duly akdWeikit Alton I Hock Islacd, 111., March. 11, IBM ( GRAIN, ITC. Wheat s5nnu Corn a"iftc. i Kye 7Wir.sic. Oit 2s3i)c. Bran -Sic per cwt. Shipstnff .O0 per cwt. Hay Timothy.$10SJn50;iirairie, sai3;clover $iiu; baled. (U 50. PRODrcK. Bottcr Tslrto choice, S3c: creamery, Ss30 Esgs Fresh. 22c; packed ac. Poultry Chicktnv ltt&liH; tnrkcy., lCc ducks, l-'iic: geese, 10c. rarrr sd vsbstjibi es. Apples fS tS&$2 T5 per bbl. Pot-itoee 8Pc. Onions S08.V. Turnip? 15a 5"c. LIVE STOCK. Cattle Butchers par lor corn fed stcerr. 34fr4c; coKf and htifei, 'a,c calv tm Hot" -4c-Bhet-i 4415 &c- KNOW SOMETHING About Breadmaking, after all. They ran teU a (MMID BAKIfStJ POWDI K without the scientific aid of a Govern ment Chemist, a tsuprane AnalyM. or anybody's JIead(maa)oook. ehoold be tented, loet M any other cook, ing material, by actual use. It gives Better Satisfaction at Half the) Cost of the other lunaa, J Bright Yomen Can form an opinion of their own. Get a can of CHbbu from yoor Grocer arc convince youraeit.