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THE ARGUS, SATURDAY, APRIL 15, 1893.
Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report.
ORIENT AND AJiLTIC
Their Representatives Have a
Battle at Chicago.
ESQUIMAU AND ARAB LOCK HORNS.
Xhe Honors of the Fight Being Knslly
With, the Walrus-Hun tera, in Spite of
Disparity in 'oniber Progress of the
May Wheat Deal Pardridge Gels An
other Breathing Spell Some World's
CHICAGO, April 15. The corner of Iake
avenue and Fiftflfth street was the scene
of a lively fight yesterday afternoon, and it
is evident from what occurred that an
Arab has no love for an Ksquimau. About
8 p. ra. eight Arabs who are engaged in ar
ranging the Arabian World's fair exhibits
left their village and filled up on American
beer. Having despoiled one saloon of its
sausages and beer they started out to find
another. At the corner of Fifty-fifth street
and Iake avenue they met an Ksquimau
named Joe Sugarloaf and his four sons.
Sugarloaf was on his way to the Ksquimau
village and was carrying on his back a
large trunk tw ice as big ns himself which
he had just purchased. The Arabs would
not let .Toe pass and knocked the trunk off
Called on Allah and Charged.
This so enraged the little Greenlander
that he knocked an Arab named I.impoe
down. Then giving utterance to a few
guttural monosyllables he shouldered his
trunk and started on again. The black
eye which LSmpoe had received, however,
incensed his companions and shouting
"Allah, Allah," and waving their bamboo
canes above their heads they dashed ofter
the departing R-quimau. Sugarloaf 's
trunk was again dashed to the ground and
one of the infuriated sons of the desert
dealt him a violent blow on the heud whch
sent him sprawling after it. He was soon
on his feet, however, and calling his four
sons to follow him proceeded to clean out
, Sugarloaf Was No Soft Snap.
The five walrus hunters were soon deal
ing blows, right and left, and in a short
time it became apparent that they were
more than a match for the Arabians.
Blood flowed freely and Sugarloaf and his
sons would soon have driven the attacking
party from the field to the great delight of
of the spectators that surronuded the ligLt-
ers, and whoso sympaties were with the
smaller party, when a h:g policeman ap
peared on the scene and manifesting his
authority by a vigorous use of his club
sent the belligerent s m opposite directions
from the scene of conflict.
Shore will continue its through passenger
business in connection with the Grand
Trunk railway of Chicago.
Krupp's Big Gun Arrives.
CHICAGO, April 15. The great Krupp
gun nas almost reached its destination at
Jackson park. It arrived at South Chi
cago yesterday afternoon, lay over all
night, and will have its parts put together
International Press Club League.
CHICAGO, April 15. The arrangements
for the convention of the International
League of Press clubs at St. Paul, May IS,
19 r.nd 20, are practically complete. The
indications are that the St. Paul meeting
will be the moat successful that the league
has held. The eastern delegates and offi
cers of the league will start from New
York on May 16, at 10 a. m. and
arrive in Chicago the next morning,
and will leave in the evening, arriving at
St. Paul on the morning of May '.S. After
the convention adjourns the train will
bring the party back to Chicago.
An Archduke to Attend the Fair.
Chicago, April 15. Arnold Weissberger,
representing the Imperial and Royal bank
of Austria, has made arrangements with
the Chemical National bank, who hold the
exclusive privilege for banking accommo
dations at the fair grounds, for the loca
tion of a branch of the Vienna institution
on "Old Vienna'- street in Midway plais
ance. Mr. Weissberger has been informed
that the archduke Ferdinaud d'Eeste,
nephew of the emperor of Austria and
heir to the throne, will attend the fair in
Officers or the World's Fair.
Chicago, April 15. The fourth and last
annual election of officers of the local
board of World's fair directors was held
yesterday. There was no opposition to the
old officers and all were re-elected, as fol
lows: President, II. X. Iligiubotham; first
vice president, Ferd W. Peck; second vice
president, Robert A. Waller; treasurer,
Anthony F. Seeberger; auditor, W. K.
Ackerman; attorney, W. K. Carlisle.
THE GREAT MAY WHEAT DEAL.
A Drop of 13 Cent in Forty-eight Hours
Belief for Pardridge.
Chicago, April 13. There was no very
great amount of May wheat traded in yes
terday. Yet the fact that the price
dropped to TS,' cents, almost 12 cents un
der the price forty eight hours before, ex
cited more talk and developed more the
ories than the millions of business done in
July and September deliveries. There was
. no support civen the May by the clique
until the "put price was threatened.
Then brokers representing the Cudahys
took the offerings and closed the market
at f9 cents.
Opinions were divided in regard to May
as to whether the deal was over or not.
People right on this speculation ever since
it began declared that the May deal was
as much of a reality as ever; that the break
was engineered to make it unprofitable for
Armour and others to bring down Minne
apolis wheat; and that the easing up of the
price was really the best sign that the lead
ers bad not yet done with their shorts. Of
course the decline in May, whether tem
porary or permanent,' was a great relief to
Pardridge. He busied himself in trying to
get down niargaius which had been
called when the price was ( 10 cents higher
and in transferring his business from those
houses which had been severe with him to
those who had been lenient.
ILLINOIS BUILDING AT THE FAIR.
Exhibits Going Into Place With Credit
Chicago, April 15. Mauager Reynolds,
of the Illinois World's fair building, says
that the building will be ready from
basement to dome on the last day of this
month. The geological and educational
exhibits were completed early yesterday.
These exhibits have been slow in arriving.
A short while after the exhibits of the Illi
nois deaf and dumb students began to
arrive. This exhibit is a large one and
will be of great interest. It consists of
specimens of wood-turning, painting,
drawing, sculpture, iron-work and sewing,
all of which was done by the students in
our deaf-mute institutes.
One of the most attractive exhibits came
in yesterday and was installed by Chief Rey
nolds, who was assisted by the chief grain
inspector of Illinois. This exhibit is a
novel one and will prove more than attrac
tive to the garrulous bulls and bears of
the board of trade. The opening of the
first box brought to view a model grain
car, along with a variety of curious look
ing scales and implements used in the in
spection of grain. These were placed in
position and the remaining cases were
-opened. This exhibit will be a ilive one
and is intended to illustrate the entire pro
cess of grain inspection from the car to the
Another Special World's Fair Train.
CHICAGO, April 15. A telegram from
Xew York saye: A new railroad combina-
- tion has been made on the World's fair
business. A special service is to be start
ed over the West Shore and Kickel Plate
(New York, Chicago and St. Louis) and
over the Lehigh Valley and Nickel Plate.
An immense amout of printing has been
provided to advertise the trains, but great
ecresy has been preserved among the
managers. of the roads, as they want the
service X.6 come as a sunwise. The Went.
Another Fair Strike Threatened.
CHICAGO, April 15. The officials of th
carpenters' union declare now that they
were deceived at the conference with the
World's fair directors last Monday. Cogs
well, the president, has signed a statement
repudiating the agreement, and saying
that he did not sign his came to it nor ac
cept it. The carpenters have held a meet
ing and a strike is looked for next Monday.
WASTED THE WHOLE DAY.
Result of the Meeting of the Illinois
House Doings of the Senate.
Springfield, April 15. Tne whole ses
sion of the house yesterday was occupied
in an attempt of the Republicans to have
the journal show their view of the events
of Thursday, and of the Democrats to de
feat that object. They did this by break
ing the quorum and the end was an ad
journment without advancing the business
of the state cue iota, the adjournment be
ing practicalfy to Tuesday next. Hardly
a quorum of senators was on hand in
their chamber, and the only business done
was the receipt of a few reports the intro
duction of a few bills, and the advance to
to the third reading of the following: To
increase the fees of the assessor in counties
of the third class; to reducn the rate of in
terest on forclosure and redemptions from
8 to 6 per cent.; to regulate tue filing for
record of the plat of lands not within the
boundaries of cities; allowing a per diem
fee to clerks of circuit and probate courts
in the counties of second class; fixing a
schedule of fees to be charged for the in
corporation of companies.
OUR EXPORTS DfMiNTSHING.
The Balance of Trade Turning the Other
Way With a Rush.
Washington. April 15. The adverse
turn of the balance of trade against the
United States continues to be shown by
the figures of the bureau of statistics. The
total exports of VreadstuJIs for last month
were (13,806,000; for the corresponding
month or 1892 they were 2072,0u0, a fall
ing off for the month of 9,206,' 00. For
the nine months ended March, 1893, the
exports of brcadstuffs were $145,032,000;
for the corresponding nine months in the
previous fiscal year they were $333,159,-
000, a falling off in nine months of S,-
The decrease in the exportation of bog.
beef and dairy products has been almost
equally marked. For the month of March
last the exports ol tnese proaucis werees,-
231,000; for the corresponding month of
1892. 11.523.000, a falling oil ot VJ-.i.
For the nine months ended March 31 the
exports of these products were $27,300,000;
for the corresponding nine months of the
previous fiscal year, ?33,9S3.000,a falling off
RE-ELECTED JOHN M'BRIDE.
The Mine Workers Indorse Their Last
Columbus, O., April 15. The United
Mine Workers elected officers yesterday.
John McBride was re-elected president; P.
H. Penna, of Indiana, vice president, and
Patrick McBride, secretary -treasurer. The
following members of the executive board
were elected: W. C. Webb, Kentucky;
William Howells, Colorado; J. A. Craw
ford, Illinois; Thomas A. Fairy, West Vir
ginia; John Fahy, Ohio, and Cameron Mil
ler, Ohio. A joint meeting of Ohio miners
and mine operators was held to fix upon a
scale of prices for the coming year. Defi
nite action was postponed for the day.
Two Thousand Homeless.
Bcda Pesth, April IX A. disastrous fire
is raging at A'esrprim, sixty miles south
west of here, a town having a population
of 12,000. The greater part of the town is
in flames and many have been burned to
death. Already 2,000 inhabitants are home
Iowa Newspaper Men in the South. '
Satakxah, Ga., April 15. The Iowa
Press association arrived here yebterdaj .
They visited Bona Ventura cemetery and
the oyster market and were given a sea
shore drive. . " j
He Was to End the Protectorate
ALLEGED VIEWS OF THE PRESIDENT
No Annexation Unless There Is Danger
From Other Powers Stevens' Act Dis
approved and the Reason Given for Dis
approval Views of Senators Palmer
and Vest A Treaty of Some Sort El
peeted. Washington, April 15. To everybody
hire except the president and cabinet
Commissioner Blount's action in abro
gating the Hawaiian protectorate is a com
plete surprise. Naval officers are disgust
ed and many congressmen express them
selves very forcibly in opposition to this
development of the administration's pol
icy. Cabinet ministers will not talk, but
the policy seems to be that while the
United States will not annex, no other na
tion will be permitted to do so.
Should it be discovered, however, that it
would be unsafe to leave the islands to
possible annexation by some other power
this country may annex them.
A Semi-official View of the Case.
The congressmen were reticent, but a
few talked, and the following views of
Senator Palmer might be called semi
official as they are partly those officially
admitted late yesterday. Palmer said:
"I cau scarcely see how the act of Mr.
Blount can be construed as an abandon
ment on the part of the present adminis
tration of all intentions concerning the isl
ands. It, to my mind, signifies rather that
precaution which the importance of the
situation suggests, so that the matter of
annexation or the establishment of a pro
tectorate can be discussed with sober de
liberation. By hauling down the flag
there passes from view that coercion which
might be supposed to exist if the marines
were permitted to remain as a guard and
the flag was kept floating over the capitol
of the provisional government."
Vest Opposed to Annexation.
"I am opposed to the annexation of Ha
waii." said Vest. "But I do not see any
thing in the action of Blount that affects
the subject one way or the other. I have
no doubt he went there with plenary
powers to do what he thought was best in
the light of events that should be unfold
ed to him, and at this distance, thoroughly
in the dark as to the real condition of af
fairs, it seems unjust to attempt any criti
cism of his acts on the part of those who
might be tempted to criticise them. There
is certainly nothing reprehensible in his
conduct, but I do think the act of Minister
Stevens in establishing a protectorate is to
ue su-ongiy conaemneu. '
Obeyed Official Instructions.
It will be remembered that Secretary
Foster sent a letter to Minister Stevens
(which was printed in these dispatches)
conditionally disavowing the declaration of
a protectorate. Late official information
as to the policy of the present administra
tion is that Blount was given specific in
structions to withdraw the marines and
haul down the flag, but that he was also
given discretion as to the time when this
should be doue. He was not to make the
move until he deemed it safe for the inter
ests of the government to do so. That the
flag was hauled down is, therefore, re
garded as a favorable indication, as it sig-
ifies that Blount is satisfied that the pro
visional government can stand alone.
Stevens Art Disapproved.
It is now openly said that President
Cleveland and his cabinet have from the
first disapproved the act of Minister Stev
ens in establishing the protectorate over
the islands. It is not only considered to be
against the traditions of this government
but in absolute violation of international
law. The landing of the marines is held to
be justifiable where the protection of
American lives and property is. necessary,
and had Blount deemed the continued
presence of the Boston's sailors on shore
necessary for this purpose he was instruct
ed to keep them there.
A State Department Official.
The true significance of the withdrawal
of the protectorate was thus explained yes
terday by a state department omcial.
The administration, said this official, is
willing to negotiate with the provisional
government either for a protectorate or for
annexation, but to do so with the Ameri
can flag floating over Hawaii was
like tying a man's hands behind
his back and then telling him he
must do what you want him to do. Now
that tbjs has beeu removed Blount is free
to treat with the provisional government
and it is understood that when he returns
he will bring with him a treaty of some
sort for the consideration of the president.
THE CYCLONE STILL AT WORK.
A Louisiana Plantation Wrecked Two
Killed and Thirteen Injured.
ThibodeaI'X, La., April 15. Yesterday
afternoon a cyclone struck the Arcadia
plantation of Congressman Andrew Price,
a couple of miles distant. Kight negro
cabins were scattered about in small bits,
and the sugar house was also demolished.
The summer residence of Mr. M. H. Price,
the congressman's brother, was also laid
flat. Two negro boys named Carter were
instantly killed. Fight Italian laborers
were injured more or less striously and
three negroes, also a white woman and
man, the latter fatally.
Yonng Man aud Woman Drowned.
Charleston, W. Va, April 15. Alex.
W. Quarrier, clerk in the secretary of
state's office and a sou of the late Honor
able W. A. Quarrier, weat boat riding
Thursday night with KUa, Young, of
Missouri, who hus been visiting here for
some time. They did m t return and the
presumption is that both are drowned.
An Ingenious Jail LSird.
Wheeling, W. Va., April 15. A daring
and remarkable escape from prison oc
curred Thursday night at Parkersburg.
George Rice, aged 17 years, in jail for bur
glary, made a skeleton key out of a spoon
that had been overlooked at supper time,
and with this gained his liberty.
She Tried to Stve Her Boy.
Jacksonville. Ore., April 15. The resi
dence of Charles White, nineteen miles
north of this place on Rogue river, was
burned Thursday night. His son Clar
ence, aged 7, perished in the flames, and in
attempting to save the boy his wife was
Dr. Graves Will Go Free.
Denveb, April 15. Dr. Thacher Graves,
who was convicted for the murder of Mrs.
Baruaby, of Providence. R. L, will go free.
The county commissioners have refused to
appropriate funds to defray the expenses
of w itoeases who axe now In toe cask
Voornees- .lew of tne matter.
Washington, April 15. During the de
bate in the senate yesterday on the Roach
case Voorhees in reply to Hoar said: "I
take the position that an unfit senator
may be imposed upon the senate though
it has not been done in over a century;
but that if a state should have the mis
fortune to elect a man blackened with
crime it is the misfortune of the state, and
I find no power given us to organize our
selves into a tribunal in morals and to try
him for his offenses."
Makes It II is Business, as It Were.
Phcexix, Ariz., April 15. Pete Spence,
j of Sentinel, Thursday killed another Mex
ican, making in all five in the last ten
days. About a week ago Spence, who is a
Texan, with no love for Mexicans on gen
eral principles, found it necessary to kill
one while keeping a saloon at Gila Bend.
After that the Mexicans formed a combina
tion to kill Spence, but so far he has kept
on top. All the killings, it is claimed,
have been in self defense.
The Wisconsin legislature.
Madison, April 15. The end of the ses
sion of the legislature is fast approaching,
and bills are being slaughtered by the
hundreds. In the senate bills passed: To
prevent the improper use of money in elec
tions; appropriating $00,000 to the state
university. A joint resolution proposing
an amendment to the constitution to
elect United States senators by direct vote
of the people was adopted. The co-employe
liability bill was also passed. The
governor vetoed the feeble-minded school
bill because the appropriation was not suf
ficient. In the assembly a bill was passed
giving the state board of health a contin
gent fund of 1 10,000 with which to fight
cholera, and the Hygeia pipe line bill was
Where Eckels Struck Uis Luck.
New Yokk, April 15. Apropos of the
nomination and appointment of Kckels to
be comptroller of the currency it is re
called that Kckels made a speech on the
financial situation at a banquet of the Iro
quois club in Chicago last fall, and it is
said that this speech, together with several
others which he made during the progress
of the campaign, so impressed Mr. Cleve
land that the latter is said to have remark
ed to a friend: Tf T am elrtl T n m ork-
j ing to do something for that young man."
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TUESDAY ,APRIL 21st-
Firt appearance in this city of
In the Victor (Dual Role) Rabat,
in the intensely interesting
Recently from its crest run at Proctor's
New Y'crk Theatre.
r""f""All the Beautiful Scerery prepared for the
New York production will be used here.
Seats on tale April lata. Prices Jl 00, 75 50
and 25 cents.
Burtis Opera House,
SUNDAY, APmL 16 J
(Jorgeous Production of the Big
Magnificent Scenic and
Prices f 1.C0, 75. 50 and 25 cents. Ladies best
eats to Matinee 50 cents.
Grand Opera House
Monday Eve., April 17.
GRI3WOLD COLLEGE MC8ICAL SOCIETY,
Af isted by Mies Foodie Ross
5 Orertnre "Le Calif de Bagdad".... Boieldien
8 "Kiss, and Let's Make Cp" Ch. K. Harris
4 Mandolin Band March De Barport
Mandolin and Guitar Club.
6 Arle "Ronra and Julia" Gounod
Miss Poddia Kors.
"McOee's Back Yard" Comic Quartette
(-Waits '-Beautiful Bine Danube" Strauss
7 "Sounds From the Hear:" Biehl
Mandolin an Guitar Club.
8 Bell Bong "Uckm" Miss Poddia Ross
9 Gaiotte "Circus Rena" Fliege
10 March "Soldiers Joy Neumann
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