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Rock Island Daily Argus.
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ROCK ISLAND, TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 1892.
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THE LOW DON
Underselling Everybody on Everything.
Senator Challenged by the
Late Executive Clerk.
HE WANTS' 80ME ONE TO STAND UP,
Waive Hla Privilege sad Avow la Pablle
Responsibility for Those Charges The
Motion Second ad by Henry Wattereoa
Dlalae and Panncefote Gat That
Hades te Their Ltklag Features of
.Agreement Mint Ii reefer Leech
Supptiea a Whole Lot ef Information
A boat tha Precious Metal.
Washington, April 19. James R. Young,
who was lately removed from his position
as executive clerk of the senate on the
charge of betraying the proceedings of se
cret sessions, refuses to be made the scape
goat for the sins of leaky senators. He has
demanded au investigation, and challenges
any senator to avow responsibility for
the charges against him. He denies that he
ever in any manner betrayed any execu
tive proceeding of the senate. He also
cites his letter to Senator Cameron, in
which he refuses to resign and asks for an
investigation by the senate of what he un
derstands he is charged with. The letter
was laid before the senate yesterday by the
vice president, and it lies on the table.
Ha Soma Bights as a Clticen.
It closes as follows: ".My right as a cit
izen to absolute justice is as sacred as the
dignity of the senate, and if 1 cannot ob
tain it at that august tribunal I can ap
peal to one even more augxist that of my
countrymen. This I now do through you J
Jjnrmg these debates in the senate and the
myriad publications in the press I have
maintained absolute silence. I feel that
in writing to Senator Cameron my duty
as to self vindication was done. I have
approached no senator for aid, nor sought
in any way to influence the act of gentle
men so many of whom have become
dear to me through years of friendship and
Kef used Even an Inquiry.
"I simply asked cold, unsparing justice.
Two weeks passed and the senate resumed
my case. After debate and under pressure
of a portion of the committee on foreign re
lations a resolution was passed declaring
my office vacant. The senate which passed
it, I understand, was so small that a quo
runt was obtained with difficulty. So ends
my fifteen years of service. All I asked
from the senate was an inquiry. This a
slim, coerced, reluctant majority denied.
Because I declined to accept the advice of
Senator Cameron and resign my office has
bean declared Vacant.
' Throw Down the Gauntlet.
"All I Ask now is that one of the sena
tors who has pursued me in secret should
waits the constitutional privilege for words
spoken In debate and avow in public a
responsibility for charges made during
two afternoons of angry discussion. I
s trail then be in the open and able to pro
tect, myself. I can promise a swift and
decisive answer one that will satisfy the
country. This is an anneal to manliness.
justice and fair play. I cannot believe
that it is made in vain. I have but one
ward and that is of gratitude to the many
friends in the senate who stood by me to
WATTERSON MAKES AN APPEAL.
Be Asks That Yonnga Request Be Grant
ed No Action Taken.
When the executive session of the sen
ate had di cussed the new modus Vivendi
to its satisfaction for one day, and referred
it to the appropriate committee, the vice
president had another letter to call atten
tion to. This was a letter from Henry
Watterson in which, after referring to
Yonng's letter, he says: "I venture to
join my entreaty to his, and with him ap
peal to you, and through you to the sen
ate, for an act of justice not only to a cit
izen, but to an entire bcdy of citizens,
whose character and honor a recent act of
the senate in a manner questions and as
sails. To the force of the argument made
by Mr. Young let me add the suggestion
that secrets shared by eighty -eight per
sons cannot in the nature of the case be
wholly safe, and that the responsibility for
their disclosure should be conclusively as
certained and clearly fixed before condem
nation can be justly visited upon any in
dividual. Knows a Thins; or Two Himself.
"During the second session of the Forty
fourth congress, I served as chairman of a
caucus committee appointed to investigate
transactions of this kind.- Then, as now,
suspicion lay upon ceitain gentlemen con
nected with the newspapers service. The
result of onr inquiries showed that no one
person was to blame; but that little by little,
a word here and a hint there, enough had
been gathered from those within by those
Without to make a tolerably fair report. I
have known Mr. Young from his boyhood
and can fully attest his integrity and dis
cretion, but private sentiments aside, there
is a principle of justice here involved, and
the press and the public have a claim
upon the ear of the senate, which can be
best reached through you, not merely its
chief organ and officer, but the one direct
representative in the senate of all the peo
ple of the United States.
Couldn't Agree oa a Hearing.
"I address you both as a citizen and as a
journalist, confident of receiving at your
hands that ever unfailing courtesy and ex
alted sense of dnty which have marked
your personal and official career."
Friends of Mr. Young took occasion to
make the letter a basis for a renewal of
their request that Mr. Young be given a
hearing, but there was no agreement on
the subject, and the letter was allowed to
lie on the table.
THE MODUS VIVENDI SIGNED.
Apparent Close of the Extended Behring
Washington, April 19. An agreement
between the United States and Great Brit
ain for a modus vivendi in relation to the
far seal fisheries in Behring sea, for the
present, was signed yesterday morning by
Bir Julian Pauncefote, the British minis
ter, representing the government of her
Brittanic majesty, and by James G. Blaine,
secretary of state, representing the govsrn
ment of the United States. This impor
tant agreement was signed at 11 o'clock
yesterday modung at the residence of Sec
retary Blajne who, owing to the inclement
weather, did not go to the department, ne
at once took it over to the executive man
sion and laid it before the president, who
in the afternoon transmitted it to the sen
ate for its action..
Provisions of tha Kaw Modes.
The modus is in the form of a supplement
al convention to the treaty of arbitration
recently negotiated and ratified. The mo
dus vivsndl states that both government
will prohibit during the sealing season
the killing of seal In that part or the Beh
ring sea lying eastward of the Una of de
marcation described in article No. 1
of the treaty of 1867 between the United
States and Russia, and each government
will enjoin ita ctUseoa and vessels to au
observance of this agreement. The United
States, It is understood, is allowed to kill
for the subsistence of the natives on the
islands of St. Paul and St. George 7,500
sals, the same restriction as was made
last year, and the United States binds
itself to Observe this prohibition.
A Clause Providing for Damages.
The vessels of either the United States
ot Great Britain, or citizens of either
country, offending against this agreement
may be seized by either of the high con
tracting parties, but as soon as practicable
should be handed over to the authorities
of the nation to which they belong, who
shall have jurisdiction to try the offend
ers and impose penalties. In general it
may be said that the document is a re
newal of the agreement of 1891 with the
addition of a clause providing for the set
tlement of damages sustained by the
Canadian s.-alers through the interrup
tion of their business in case the arbitra
tion goes against the United States.
The Canadian Losing No Time.
Under this clause, owners of Canadian
sealing vessels have already begun to file
their claims with a commission appointed
to receive and present them. But General
Foster, the aect of the United States,
who is preparing the case for the govern
ment, and lion. E. J. Phelps, couusel, are
leaving no point uncovered, and will be
fully prepared to meet the claims on this
score in the event that they shall be
pressed for payment.
REPORT ON PRECIOUS METALS.
Interesting Statistics Prepared by the
IXrector of the Mint.
WASHlKGTOS.April 19. Mr. E. O. Leech,
the director of the mint, has transmitted
to congress a report on the production of
precious metals, covering the calendar
year 191, in response to a resolution of in
quiry adopted in the senate several weeks
ago. The product of gold in the United
States was 1,604,840 fine ounces, valued at
$B,175,0no, an increase of $330,000 over the
previous year. The product of silver was
68,330,000 fine ounces of the commercial
value of $57,630,04'), or of the coining value
in silver dollars of 73.416,565. This was
an increase of 3,830,000 ounces over the
Silver Bonght by Uncle Sam.
The amount of silver purchased by the
government during the year was 54,393,913
fine ounces, costing $53,790,833. The av
erage cost of the silver purchased during
the year was $0.9S9 per fine ounce. The
average cost of the total amount pur
chased under the act of July 14, 1890, has
been 11.02 per flue ounce. The price of sil
ver at the commencement of the calendar
year 1391 was $1,058 per fine ounce, and at
the close, Dec. 31, was $0.U55 per fine ounce.
Highest and Lowest Prices.
At the i1 ate of the passage of the act of
July 14, 1W, the price of silver was $t.07J
per fine ounce; at the date the law went
into effect it had advanced to $1.13. The
highest point touched was on Aug. 19,
1S90, $1.21 per fine ounce. The lowest
point touched was on March 23, ISftJ,
$0.85 per fine ounce. At the lowest price
of silver during the year the commercial
value of the pure silver contained in the
silver dollar was $0.73; at the highest
price, $0,526 and at the average price
$.0764. At the price of silver March 28,
1892, the commercial value of the' pure
silver in the dollar was $0.66.
Imports and Kxporte.
Imports of gold aggregated $45,298,928;
exports aggregated $79,187,499; net loss of
gold, $38, 571. Imports of silver aggre
gated $27,910,193; exports aggregated $28,
TS3.393; excess of exports,$873,200. The
value of the precious metals used in the
industrial arts in the United States during
the year was: Gold, $19,700,000; silver,
$9,630,000: total, $29,330,000 of which $10,
697,679 gold and $7,289,073 silver consisted
of new bullion.
Stock of Metal and Currency.
The metallic stock of the United States
January 1, 1892. was: Gold, $6SS,665,21 1;
silver, $547,131,670; total, $1,255,786,670
against a metallic stock January 1, 1891,
of gold $803,597,128; silver, $486,545,076;
total, $1,191,142,204. The total amount of
paper and metallic money in circulation
January 1, 1892 (exclusive of the amount
in the treasury and i's branches), was
$1,592,393,629, against $1,528,594,627 on
January 1, 1891 increase, $63,799,003. The
amount of paper and metallic money in
actual circulation April 1, 1892, was $1,
608,641,520. Comparative Production.
The product of gold and silver in the
world for the calendar years 1889, 1890 and
1S91 was as follows: Gold Value in 1889,
$123,398,000; in 1890, $119,464,000; in 1891,
$124,229,000. The following table gives the
figures for silver:
Fine Commercial Coining
Year. ouncea. value. value.
1889 123.3Ti5.0U0 $115. 197.000 $159,595,000
1890 182.KB.Ono 1S9.475.000 171.744.000
1891 140,865,1100 138.175.000 182.129.000
The report is full of information valua
ble especially to those studying the silver
Senate and House In Brief. ,
Washington, April 19. The senate
yesterday passed the two court bills laid
over from Thursday of last week and
spent most of the remainder of the day in
executive session over the modus vivendi
in Behring sea, and other matters. One
of the bills passed increases the number
of the judges of the court of claims to
seven from five.
The session of the house was without
interest or incident, the entire day being
devoted to the consideration of the naval
appropriatiou bill, which was finally
passed as it came from the committee
with the exception of the dry dock at
Algiers (La.), which was stricken out on
a point of order made by Holman.
Hew Katluual linhk. . it
Wabhingtos, April 19. The Atlantic
National bank of Wilmington, N. C, cap
ital $125,000, has been authorized to begin
THREE THOUSAND ACRES FLOODED.
Heavy Bains Play Havoe with Illinois
Grain Fields. .
WHITBHAIA, Ills.. April 19. The heavy
rains of Sunday night, accompanied by
hail, precipitated su overflow of the small
streams in this locality. Wolf run was .
higher than for thirteen years. Apple
creek was out of its banks, and tha Chi
cago, Burlington and Quincy res- '
ervoir . north . of this city, broke
its embankments" and emptied " itself. .
The flood of last week broke the
Hartwell levee on the Illinois bottoms,
and flooded Grassy lake, which coven
8,000 acres. The levee -on the Hartwell
ranch protects about 5,000 acres; those oa
Keach's ranoh over 8,000 acres.
, The Waters mt Apple Creek. .
The former lies on the north and the
latter on the south side of Apple Creek,
whose waters played havoc with tha em
bankments, which confined the flood
within limits of ntixrtar nf mil. Tk.
damage to Mrs. Anna' Keach is consider
able, since the 1,000 acres overflowed had
growing wneat ana some corn thereoa.
Farther un Annfn rrppk anil nan- thla ..it
the levees of A. B. Gregory and John Span-
gieoera were greatly damaged and the in
Bad May for Base Ball.
Chicago. April 19. The Leasus Wash
ington-Xew York base ball nam at Wash
ington, the Balt imore-Boston game at Bal
timore, the Cincinnati-Chicago game at
Cincinnati, tha I.niiii-illf Tirt2t,ii,T .-. .
at Louisville, and the St. Louis-Cleveland
game at St. Louis were postponed on ac
count of rain. At Philadelphia Brooklyn
11; Philadelphia 4. No games played by
IU. Mr . , . . .
mc csieru league on account oi tue
-Afraid It's an Klect'on Dodge.
. DCBLIN April 19. The Parnellites are
arranging for a convention at Cork for the
purpose of devising measures for the re
lief of evicted tenants. The archbishop of
Cashel has appealed to the anti-Parnell-
ites to support the movement, but they
fight shy of it, believing it to be some new "
election dodge against them!
Gorman Can't Keep Track of 'Cm.
Washington, April 19. Senator Gor
man refuses to affirm or deny the pub- -lished
statement that be intended to re- -tire
from politics. He said yesterday that
he could not begin to keep track of or as
sume responsibility for all the statements
made concerning him.
LIVE STOCK AND PRODUCE MARKETS.
Chicaoo, April 18.
Following were the quotations on the board
of trade today: Wheat April, opened
SUSgc, closed 819sc; May, opened 4SC ckwed
81?c; July, open I tMc, closed 81c Cora.
April, opened 4Uc, close-i 4uHc; May,
oprned404c closed June, opened and
cU sod ot94 Oats May, opened tsv,c, closed
Mc; June, opened and closed Tic July,
opened and closed 27H Pork April,
opened $9.UH. closed ttLST: Hay, opened
S10.0-H. closed 19.931.: July, opened $1015,
clo ed $1047). Lard-May, opsned $4.15, closed
$417), - VK:-:
Live stock Prices at the Union Stock yards
today ranged as follows: HofS Market
fairly active and 10&0jc higher; sales ranged
at $3.9034.55 pigs, $4.J55.70 lig-t, $4.16
4.80 rough packing, $4.&&4.T0 mixed, $4.40
(94.45 heavy packing and shipping lots.
Cattle-Fairly a.tive; prices 5 10c high
ed; quotations ranted at $4 3t34.8u cboioe to
extra shipping steers. $X6i4.S5 good to
choice do, $J.303.81 fair to good. $3.10
3. 56 common to medium do, $3.003. 40 batch
ers' steers, $2.8033.a stackers, 8-.7iaA75
Texts steers, MliXai&'i feeders, $L508.2&
cows. $L753i.60. bulls aud 2.UX34.7C veal
calves. . -- , .
, Sheep-Market fairly active and prioea
strong; quotations ranged at $5.00(28.35 west
erns. $49U.40 natives, and $i.SO7.00 lambs;
shorn lots iOiaOc par 1U lbs below quotations
Produce: Butter Fancy separator 22c per
lb; One creameries. 3021e; dairies, fancy,
fresh, 18c; packing stock, fresh, UftMc Eggs
Freeh, 12)&3c per dos. Live poultrr .
Chickens, 12 per lb; ruoters, 8c; docks 12)
13c; turkeys, mixel lots. 12Hr313i: geese.
$4.0) per dos. Potatoes Hebrona, i8j28o per
bu; Burbanks, 28jJ0c; Boss, du32o for
seed; Peerless, a&2Sc: common to poor mixed
lota, SO&Soc; Early Ohios. $40Q4Su for ased.
Sweet potatoes, Illinois. $1.732.30 per bbL '
Bermuda potatoes, $8.&Oi2,7.00. Apples-Common,
$L7d$.-.( per bbl; good, $S.2ae.W;
Mew York. )
Nsw York. April IS. -I
wheat No, 2 red winter cash, SVHc; April.
B3)c; May. Wa; Jane and July, 90c Corn
No. 2 mixed cash, 60:; May. 46f4c; July
45Hc- Oata-Qujet; No. 2 mixed cash, km
&3c; May, 33c Rye Nominal; 87ac in
car lots. Barley Xeglectei; two-rowed state,
5fc54o. Pork-Quiet; new mesa. $11.00911.60.
Lard Quiet; May, $0.51; July, $8.80.
Cattle Market firm and active for all grades
at an advance cf KJo per 100 lbs; poorest to
best native steers. $4.10(34.71 per 100 lbs;
bulls and dry cows, $2.0iQa4u. Sheep and
Lambs Sheep, firm ani higher; lambs, slow
at a reduction of Jc per lb; unshorn aheap,
f8.254t7.U per 1U0 lbs; clipped do, S&.X&e.0D:
common to choice unshorn Iambi, f? .258. 10;
rlipped do. $9.2307.01. Hogs Nominally
steady; live hogs, $4.80j$5.& per 100 lbs.
jes than Half the) prie
. of ether kinds.
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