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VOL.XLV. SO 165.
BOCS LSLAUD, ILL TUESDAY. XXAY 4. 1897.
PBIC3 TUBES C23T8.
FIXING THAT TARIFF.
Provisions of the New Bill as
CHANGES 1 HAT ARE MADE.
Tanner Lifts Van Cleave
Miscellaneous Late News of
Washington. Miy4 In the ten
ate Aldrich, chairman of the finance
committee, preiented the tariff til;
and care notice that it would be
called np Tnesdar. the 18th Inst.
The time (or the bill to take effect
was made Jnlj 1, nest, instead of
May 1, as provided bj the house bill.
ana me woras in tne first paragraph
or withdrawn for consumption, "
The sugar schedule was based
upon seventy-nine hundredths of a
cent a pound under the 16 Dutch
standard, and 25 oer cent ad valorem.
Until 1900 the duty is 10 cents a
pound on tea; after that date to be
free. A cent-and-a-hslf per pound
is to be placed on raw or nncured
cattle hides. All coal is taxed 75
cents per ton. The duty on beer is
Increased 41 cents a barrel until
1900, when it is returned to the pres
ent tariff of a dollar. The retroac
tive clause of the Dingley bill is
incien out. ine nouse reciprocity
was stricken out; the substitute pro
Tides tor additional duty on all arti
cles or merchandise upon which a
bounty is paid by the eiporting
government, equal to tne net amount
of the bounty. The bill directly
abrogates the Hawaiian treatv bv
Imposing the same duty on sugars
irom otner countries, it still
puts wines under the 14 per cent
alcohol, from 30 to over 50 cents
per gallon. Lead ore is increased to
a cent-and-a-halt a pound.
Important changes are made in
the internal revenue tax on tobacco.
Chewing and smoking and . snuff is
taxed 8 cents per pound; cigars (3 a
thousand; cigarcts f 1 to 3 a thousand.
Old Soldi jra Meat.
Galesburg. 111., May 4. Bright,
warm weather greeted the old sol
diers at the first day's state encamp,
ment. Many informal reunions are
in progress, but there are no public
meetings todav. For department
commander A. L. Schimpff, of Peoria,
seems to have the lead. Streator
seems to have first call for the next
encampment. Gov. Tanner has sent
word that be cannot be present.
Fire la Pari.
Paris, May 4 Fire started at 4
o'clock this afternoon in a crowded
charitable bazaar at which Duchess
1). Uxs and other well known pa
tronesses were present. Many were
bnrned to death. There was a terri
ble panio, during which a number
were injured. Thirty bodies have
been recovered, 35 injured are being
cared for, and many are reported
Flam From Tuotr.
, Springfield, May 4.-Gov. Tanner
rent to the senate the following nom
inations: J. R. B. Van Cleave. Chi
cago, insurance superintendent;
trustees of the Industrial Home for
the Blind, L. L. Smith. Kvan.ton;
William Ludwig. William Barclay,
. S. Pcabody, J. 11. II?pkins, Chi
cago. The Sltoatloa Todar.
Athens. May 4. A Pharlsalo dis
patih says the Turks have avoided
making a farther attack upon Veles
. tino, contenting themselves with re
conoiterlng in the neighborhood.
The Greeks, it is announced, ocenpy
a strong position enabling them to
repulse superior forces.
U'aris, May 4. Gil Bias says the
king of Greece has used the crisis in
the affairs of his country to specu
late in Greek and Turkish bonds,
with the result that he has cleared
from 30,000.04.10 to 35.000.000 franca.
London, May 4. An Arta dispatch
says 6 000 Greeks commanded by
Calabnttd fat totiMttomaiM atreagtk
aeaealtfefa'jeM Akim HwfodipWC
aloa sad all reran of aofetcTa'' m eoaato
to the akaap ra4i.
BotalBUkum fewy Co. HewTsd
Col. Bairaetharis. while advancing
advanceing on Pentepigadia, were
engaged by the Turks. The battle
is now in progress.
Aberdeen, Scotland, May 4. A
collision- occurred off Girdleness
Lighthonse between the steamers
Collynee and Gringoe. The Colly nee
suns, li oi ner crew Ming arowned.
W bates Dmrla nominated.
Washington. Slav 4 Tha nraat,
dent sent to the senate the nomina
tion ox Webster Davis, of Missouri,
for assistant secretary of the inter
Admiral steade Dead.
Washington. Mav 4 Admiral
Meade (retired) died today at a pri
Actor Taorne hi Dead.
New York. Mar 4 Edwin F.
Thome, the actor, died today after a
Oaaal BUI Paasaa.
Springfield. Mav 4 The Chiftairn
" . .. : -
uraiuage canai Dill passea tne nouse
TVHT THIS GREEKS CA5T WIH.
Another Description of a Frenzied Flight
irom tne l nnpeakable.
London, May 4. A dispatch to The
Daily News from Patras, on the west
coast of Greece, dated Sunday, gives a
most graphic account of the battle be
tween the Greeks and the Turks at
Pentepigadia, Eplrus, and of the retreat
of the former from that place. It shows
that the rout and panic of the Greeks
at Pentepigadia was as complete as the
stampede which followed the fighting
at Tyrnavos, and the retreat on Larissa
and Pharaalos, in Thessaly. The Daily
Aeni correspondfjit say: "The net
effect, of the Greek retreat to Arta. is
that each army is now In the position
which it occupied before war was de
clared, but with all prestige gone from
the GreeJts. The Greeks had held the
hill near Pentepigadia on Wednesday
evening against fierce Turkish attacks.
The Greeks obviously needed to be re
inforced, but though considerable forces
were near no help was sent.
"On Thursday morning the Turkish
lire was brisker and our guns on the
crest of the hill for some reason were
silent. The fury of the Are culminated
at 3:30 p. m. The Turkish Are was easi
ly distinguished by reason of the sharp
er crack of the Martini rifle, and it de
veloped In the space of a quarter of an
hour Into the most terrific roar ever
heard In any battle, subsiding to a
fusillade in three quarters of an hour.
The Turks In the meanwhile were mass
ing uron the slopes on our right front.
preparatory to rushing the bill. Tet
our guns on the central h!ll were silent
after twenty mir.utes and were with
"I asked a serrreant where the guns
were going and he replied: "To a better
position.' As a matter of fact they were
rcing romped back to Hanopoulo as
fast as the mules could take them. The
Eviones on the crest of the hill made a
gallant reply to the murderous fire, and
hold out manfully, losing 100 men, until
6 o'cloc k, when cheers began to mingle
with the rattle of the Martinis. A mo
ment later the Evzones tumbled over
the crest, firing as they came, the Turks
following and firing incessantly at the
kilted men fleeing down the hill side. It
only remained to make good our retreat.
The Turks continued to pour a smart
fire nt the Evzoms. The latter eagerly
responded, but it was obviously use
less. "Then some one gave an order and the
Evzones with a gman of disgust left
their positions, moving sullenly though
in perfect order." The correspondent
of The News then describes the flight
of the Greeks before the Turks, num
bering about 6.000 men. who scaled the
mountain, which Is covered with bushes
and rocks. They fired continuously and
rapidly, driving the Kvsones and in
habitants bc-fore them, the latter carry
ing on such of their property as was
portable. The correspondent then says:
"When I Sift Arta on Friday morning
the Greeks had not a man left on the
Turkish side of the River Arkaphos. I
have never seen men so demoralized for
so small a cause. Indeed, it was a case
of almost no cause whatever. They had
neither seen the enemy nor felt his fire,
yet 11,000 men and forty guns melted
away. Had the Turks pursued the
fugitives much further accompanied as
tliey were by the peasantry, women and
children, and 30.000 sheep, besides cattle
the massacre would have been awful."
AltgeM on the Glob Saving Bank.
Chicago, May 4. Ex-Governor AH
g?!d was a star witness yesterday be
fore the senatorial committee which is
Investigating the tangled affairs of the
defunct Globe Savings bank. He did
not aay very much beyond that he had
advised the trustees of the state uni
versity that Spalding was a good man
to take care of the university funds.
He also made the assertion that the
week before the Globe Savings bank
failed he had forced Spalding to admit
that some cash funds of the school were
not In shape, securities which could be
readily converted into cash.
Iowa tgl.Utlre Adjournment.'
Des Moines, la.. May 4. At the ses
nlon of the leeislatii TOaterilav Inl.i
resolution was passed to the effect that
wnen tne legislature adjourn It be to
meet again July 1, when the final ad
journment will be taken. The consti
tution provides that extra session laws
shall go into effect within ninety days,
anrt thla delaved adiournmenfr la irk rrt
the annotators and publishers time to
get out tne new coqe.
numbers Strike at Feorla.
reorla. Ills.. May 4. All the Journey
men plumbers in this city went out on
strike yeaterday for ntne hours pay for
eight hours work. The Master Plumb
ers association refuses to concede and
building operations will be greatly re
tarded. Seventy million people know
Hood's Sarsaparilla poriSes the
oiood, strengthens tne system and
gives good health.
Strike Situation Develops a Corn
TROUBLE AMONG TEC PLUMBERS.
Men Bepndiata Arbitration and Go Ont to
Enforce a Rale for Only One Helper to
a Shop Likely to Result la a Symna
. thetle Strike That Will Involve SO.OOO
Mea of Various Trades Position of the
Employers on the Controversy.
Chicago, May 4. Since Saturday there
has been a complete "about face" in
the strike situation. Yesterday there
seemed to be, according to authorities
In the various unions, an eminent possi
bility of a sympathetic strike. Satur
day the question most at variance was
the one which disturbed the Junior
steamfitters. The main issue yesterday
switched around to the Journeymen
plumbers, who went out in defiance of
their arbitration committee. The
plumbers are at complete outs with the
masters over the employment of help.
ers. The union insists but one helper
be employed in each shop, whether small
or large. The employers take the stand
that to discharge or lock out the help
ers would be to deprive of a means of
livelihood a great number of young men
who are learning the business and who
are Just as deserving of work as the
Maoters Most Sign the Agreement.
All the headquarters of the union on
Washington street there was bustle and
confusion. Upstairs the members were
holding a meeting behind closed doors,
and in the office the business agent.
James Kennedy, had numerous blanks
spread over his desk, awaiting the com
ing of the Individual contractors te
sign the agreement. During the morn
ing several master plumbers came in
and signed, though at first with some
hesitation over a point which was set
tled satisfactorily to both parties. The
master plumbers who came in were will
ing to sign, providing the agreement
would be declared void in case their
association repudiated all negotiations
and there came a general strike. Ken
nedy said he had great hopes of a set
tlement of the difficulties. The plan of
the union at the present hour is to nego
tiate with the individual employers and
to have no dealings with the association.
Each master plumber who wishes to re
tain his men must go to the headquar
ters of the union and sign the agree
ment to employ but one helper in his
Jlodrarriers and Other Striker.
The action of the Chicago Federation
of Labor in pledging its support to the
striking hodcarriers has put a new
backbone into that end of the strike.
Beyond this strengthening influence the
situation of the union is much the same
as it was Saturday. The leaders are
confident of securing the signatures of
the contractors to their agreements and
their agents are now at work toward
that end. With the derriekmen and the
bridge and structural Ironworkers there
is practically no change The latter
organization is leading the individual
eltuation. The acquiescence of the Un
ion and Elmira Bridge company has not
been secured, but no representative of
the -concern is in the city. It is un
derstood, however, the firm has no ob
jection to the demanded increase.
Main Ftgtit Is on the Plumbers.
The master steamfitters deny the as
sertion of Business Agent Madden, of
the Junior steamfitters, that most of the
contractors had signed the agreement
to increase wages. One of the members
of the former organization said at the
meeting of the masters on Saturday the
members pledged themselves to sign no
agreement for the present. The Juniors
are using the methods of the hodcarriers
and the plumbers are conferring with
the Individual contractors. As before
ttated. the main fight hlngeson the Jour
neymen plumbers. Their demand would
leave about 300 helpers employed. There
are 1,400 in the city. Many of them are
Sympathetic Strike to Follow.
The Building Trades council has, as
yet. taken no action In regard to the
strike. It is almost inevitable, however,
if the plumbers do not settle their dif
ferences shortly there will be a sympa
thetic strike declared. This would in
volve something like 20,000 men. Will
lam Sherman, secretary of the Building
Trades council, is of the opinion matters
will be amicable adjusted. On the other
hand. Secretary Stivers, of the Chicago
Federation of Labor, thinks there is
great possibility of a general strike. It
will probably be two or three days be
fore anything definite wil come out of
. THE GREAT FIRE AT PITTSBURG.
Just received, 45 rolls
cf the finest spring
pattens la Ingrains,
new designs and
colorings, making an
assortment that will .-
be sure to please.
never before encount
ered ' In the three
cities. We are here
to do business and to
save you money.
methods and low
price selling is meet
irg with flattering
success. Buy nothing
until you see us.
& Carpet Co.,
324, 826, 328 Brady St. -.,
GREATEST OF ALL CLOTHIERS.
Don't throw your money away. You can buy a suit of fine,
all-wool Clothing, made first-class, for $7 JO, as good, if not
better, than other houses sell for $10 and $12. Compare
these poods and prices with the "fake sales" in Rock Island.
No humbug here. We are the people who knocked high
Hpuse in this
Costa the Insurance Companies $1,800,000
-Tm rtrrmoa Killed.
Pittsburg, May 4. An experienced In
eurance man yesterday gave it as his
opinion that the total loss to insurance
companies would be in the neighborhood
of $1,500,000. The fire will throw tem
porarily out of employment about 1,500
pWeons. but both the Horne and Jenkins
establishments expect to start in new
Quarters very soon, when the majority
of employes wil be at work afram.
The money loss on the fire will be close
to $3,000,000. Two firemen were killed
George Atkinson and George Thomas
four injured, one having an arm and
another an ankle broken. There was
talk of a number being missing, but it
Bee ma to be pure talk.
Virginia Shaken by an Earthquake.
Richmond. Va.. May 4. Salem, Rad
ford, Pulaski, Blacksburg, Cbristians-
burg.Koanoke, Wythesvile,Finca3tle and !
other points in southwestern Virginia
reported having experienced .earth
quake shocks yesterday. At most places
there were two shocks, one shortly aft
er noon and the other about 4 p.m. Rad
ford appears to have been the point of
most pronounced disturbance. Bricks
were thrown from chimney and plaster
ing was knocked down.
The second biennial meeting or tne
Iowa State Federation of Women'sClnba
will be held at Dubuque tomorrow and ;
Davenports Mightiest Bargain Event
Completely Eclipsing Any and All Other Sales.
The Great Slaughter Sale of Steffen's Entire Retail Dry Goods Stock Continued.
TT'S altogether the BIGGEST. BEST, MOST TEMPTING IX TRICE SADE. AH the extraordinary bargains we have offered you In the !
DUPLICATED and EXCELLED. We advertised another b!g cut below the already very low prices. We meant It every wotd. O
tune to buy. Don't wait until they're all g0ne. You'll be the loses If you.
! last f onr weeks
Come, now is the
9-4 and 10-4 Pepperell unbleached
Sheeting, 6') pieces of it, s
an til all sold, par yard....lOC
50 pieces extra beavv4 4 Sheeting,
until all are sold, a 3
per yard. , T"4C
25 pieces extra quality Shirting,
worth 12o, "A3-
price row..: O4C
40 and 50 Inch all wool Flannels,
plain red and dark plaids 1(.
and stripes, jer yard 1:C
12 and 15c brtwn and gray Shaker
flannels, 12 c eolored Canton
to close, per yard O4C
25 dozen Men's French Balbriggan
Shirts and Drawer, Steffen's price
75? to $1. CQ
price now..'. JsK
Men's Laundered White Shirts, fl
quality, slightly soiled, A Q
To close T"VC
Men's 60c Canton Flannel QQ-
Drawers, to close
Men's 10, 12 and 15c Linen
Collars, all to close at...
- Shirt Waists.
Every Garment new, and every
Garment correct in fit and style.
50 dozen Ladies' tt-25 Shirt- QQ
. waists. Onr price OC
85 cent Shirtwaists
Ojr price.. ."
BUYING gold dollars at 50 cents is not in it with
the great bargains we are offering you. We are
offering you Dry Goods and Millinery at less than
haif price. Good Goods! New Goods! The best in
the land. Nothing considered but the fact that we
MUST and WILL sell the goods regardless of
everybody and everything. Despite the fact that we
have dumped in $25,000 worth of new goods, this
enormous stock is crumbling away before the crowds
of pleased buyers who come here from day to day.
You are invited to come. It's your loss if you don't.
Trimmed Hats, Ribbons, eto.
at 60 per cent less than regular
prices. New goods are also in
cluded in this sale. Besides we
have added extra help in the
workroom so that orders can be
15c, I83 and 20c Ribbons, all
kinds and colors, to
close, per yard 9c
9 and 10-inch elegant Saab
Ribbons, worth np to
$1.75, to close, per yd. 78c
f 3 and 13.80 Trimmed
Hatsat ... ......$1.98
t.50 and $7 Trimmed
Children's Trimmed Hats,
Special, at $1, 11.23
One lot ladies' and children's
Hose Supporters, all kinds
.and styles, elastic damaged
in some ef them. Prices
from 2Cc up to 40c, to p
' close at once, only 5c
One lot turkey red Table Cov
ers, sold at 6O0 and 0
75c. Slaughter price.. 3"c
125 and $1.50 Table .
Covers for o C
58 inch Bleached Table Dam
ask. 50o quality, per 0
60c Half Bleached Dim
ask, per yard 77
' Entire stock Black Satin
Fans, G.uze Fans, etc., at very
low prices to sell at once.
Abont 15 dozen Feather Fans,
light shades, sold at !5c, 40c
and 50c, Slaughter .
Last Season's Stock
Abont 25 dozen Shirtwaists
from last season's stock, to
clcte at ridiculous prices.
50 new styles to select from, nricea ti
away down. One lot assorted
Dress Linens, until all sold 1 f KZ$
per yard ilC fS
Plain Linens, lace stripes. e ZX J
snot enects, etc., per yd...HJV Jj
Derrovie bilk and Linen Tis- tj
sues, very new, per yd.
Aberfoyle Silk and Linen Tis--jj
Another lot assorted Dress Goods,
plain Cashmeres and novelties,
worth np to 25c,
slaughter price 9C
10 pieces 48-in Black all Wool Serge,
regular 6O0 values, until- r
all sold, per yard vOC
35 pieces All Wool Dress Goods,
Cashmeres, plain and broaded
Mohairs, Tan and Brown Plaid
suitinrs. etc.. valnea no tn r.fiv
a clean sweep of the lot,
Pr yard... 2C f
One Lot Silks, including $1 and
$1.25 figured Waist Silks. Trim
ming Silks, stsple Black Dress
Silks, etc., worth op to f cr
$1.25, the lot per yard.... OC
27-inch Plaid Silks. Mnls, China
Silks and others, to close, r
per yard OOC
20 pieces White Embroidered Flannel.
10 styles, sold atfl and $1.25
a great bargain at 79C
One lot very fine Embroidered Flan.
oel, sold at f LS5 to $1.50,
slaughter sale price VoC
Km ttk mmsox. THE HAMM DRY GOODS CO. I mew, mT