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ROCK ISLAND ARGV
VOL. PT, BO. 170 BOCK MUM), O.U. M0S0AT, MAY 10 l97. mm twct
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WITH GHASTLY CARGO.
Steamship Leona Returns to
THIRTEEN CORPSES ON BOARD
Were Either Burned or Suffocated.
Turkey's Terms to Greece
Other Late News.
New York, May 10 The Mallory
line steamship Leon a, wbicu tailed
lor lontbern port Saturday, re
turned at a late hour last night with
13 corpse of men, women and chil
dren aboard. They were burned or
suffocated Saturday night. The
dead are: Steerage passengers, R.
Catlane, Mies 1. Valick. Bridget Sul
livan, Mrf. C. Guzza, Miss
Gozza, Maria Made. Sophia
Schwartz, Hanna Solomocton,
and two unidentified children. Of
the shipa company, H. Hartman,
butcher; AH ted Howey, Alfred Long,
stewards. Whether thoy died of
moke or flames is uncertain. It is cer
tain the bodies were charred beyond
recognition before beiDr removed
from the steerage. The llames were
discovered at an early hour thi
morning. The first mate discovered
the smoke arising; from the fore
castle, and aroued the captain and
crew. Immediate efforts were made
to save the steerage Dasaengera, but
it was impossible to reach and rescue
more luau hail of them. An incipunt
mutiny occurred among the Italian
stokers, bnt they wera driven, back to
their posts by prompt action of the
officers. The flames were under con
trol in a few hours, and the vessel
turned back to this port. Early this
morning the coroner removed the
bodies to the morgue. An inquest
will be held later. In the meantime
Capt. Wilder is under arrest.
Washington, May 10. Through a
decision of the United States supreme
court, rendered to!ay. the Cell Tele
phone company won the case brought
against it by the United States to
annul the last Huriioer patent. Thia
decision has the effect of continuing
the control of the telephone by the
Bell company 17 years from the dito
of the last patent granted in 1831.
Vienna, May 10. It it reported
that Turkey's terms of peace with
Greet include payment of the in
demnity of lla.U4jU.OUO: the rear
rangement of the Greek frontier; the
annulmg of the treaties favoring the
Greeks; the cession of the Greek
fleet to Turkey, and the settlement
of the Cretan question.
Sturgls. Mich , May 10. Mrs.
Cyras Fillmore, widow of a brother of
tb es-preetueni, leu irom a pore a at
her daughter's resiJence yesterday
and died shortly after from concus-
aion of the brain- She was the old
est resident in this town, being over
95 years cf age. She was very
Paris. May 10. It is semi-cBicially
atated that "an impression prevails
that negotiations for a settlement of
the Greece-Turkish trouble will soon
have satisfactory issue, as the
nowera have agreed upon terms of
reace. Germany has joined the
others la the movement.
Hamborff. Mr 10 There was
eillMon between the Dutch steamer
Fltdene sad the Norwegian bark
Rnulvir off lleliziland Both a-e
auntwivcd to have foundered. It i
reported that IS were saved, but the
irowned largely exceeus iu
. DrmiBU KatattaiaaMat.
The lta-k Island Culture club
gives a draaattt! entertainment In
the way of a (least? comedy at the
Standard club timonow evenicg.
Ql1tsSi ttr lurr a ttigta
naannfa. Asraa.W feo4 afSlaat
alaa aa4 all btM af Mi.iti i iimiii
to ife mtrnf ttM.
COMPARISON OF TARIFF BILLS.
Statement Glvva the Demoeratie Htm-
bem or the Penate Commute.
Washington. May 10. The Rpmihiiran
members of the senate mmmlttpa ....
finance have furnished the Democratic
members cr the committee with cati.
mates cf the revenue to be derived from
vtrur bill as prepared by them, and
compared with the house bill and the
McKinley and Wilson laws, together
lth statements showing a comparison
f rates of dutv reduced tn a A voIamm
figures. The estimates of revenue and
Importations are srlven nn Amh
separately, but no computation as to the
kuij-ii loiunK ia nraae, euner for the
er.tlre bill or for the individual sched
ules. A rough calculation of the esti
mates given on the Importations of su
gar indicates a probable total of about
w.uw.wy or auty, as compared with a
rotable total of about (50,000,000 as pro
ided by the house bill.
There is no estimate of the amount
t duty to be derived from ;t.o. .-
hides or wool as a shnlo nil .t n-i,ini.
are taken from the free list. In the
metal schedule there Is a reduction on
Learns, girders, etc.. the Ron flto rata tut.
Ing 3T.S6 per cent, against 43.44 In the
muse una .urtviniey bills, and 50 per
cent. In the Wilson taw Th onata.
rate on penknives valued at more than
w cents per uozen and not more than 1
per dozen Is 111 per cent., as compared
to 04.60 per cent unrii-r th w-iw...
and 96.17 per cent, under tha McKinley
law. Hallway wheels Senate bill. 41.40;
hou?e bill, 58.33: Wilton law. 41.40 Mc-
jviniey law. 83.73. Lead ore Senate
ill. 94.74 per cer.t.; house bill, C2.50;
Vilson act. 47.37; McKinley act. 73.33.
According to this statement the unl
irm rate of the senate bill cn raw su
ars is 75 nrr cent nri iti.rim -iun
that of the house bill Is 72 per cent. Un
der the "Wilson law the rate ran res
om 40 to 44 ner cent tmflnr tv,a
Klnley law sugars were free. It is
noteworthv that the oGtlm.taa nl..A
the rugar imported from Hawaii as
s me dutiable Importations. 73
er cent, being th estimate uoon It as
Upon all fitticn BncdM rtn .l;rrA
grades of rt fined sugars the senate ad
umrem rates are 7.62. 76.63. 74.03 and
7.24 pr cent., the highest house rates
-ing C$.30 and the hl-h,Kf vnnn rat.
IT IS A QUESTION OF AGGREGATE.
What the Tk on Comoratlana Shall
Amount to In Michigan.
Lancing, Mich., May 10. There are In
dications cf a serious clash between the
house and senate over the Merriam bill
li t rinsing the tax on railroads. The
rafc-e made by the senate last week is
ar average cf a trille less than 1 per
tni. t nis not s not satisfy a large nuni-
er t:f influential members of the lower
hus-, who demand that the increase
e doubli-d ro as to yieid the state t3C0.-
000 per year mere than it is now receiv
ing from this source, and the house will
r iialily make the rale.?.
Onvrrnnr I'ingrpe has publicly an
nounced his intention to call an extra
re.-ion before th" legislators hare time
o gel away after adjourning the pres-
r.t rw.i n ir they do not paps bills to
intrcae railroad and ether corporations
to a point at least approximating such
a figure as he deems proper, and to keep
up w:is programme until the legisla
ture comes to time or he tires out. The
house has pnKred a bill fixing the maxl
n Mm rental of telephones. It cuts the
prices fixed by the owners of the phores
Juft about half.
BIBLE READING IS UNLAWFUL.
llcrNlon Th:it Raiilahe the Chrlntian
Iteligion from the Sihool.
Detroit, Slay 10. There will be no
more "Bibie readings-' in the' public
schools cf Detroit unlss the supreme
court s'liall reverse a decision made
Saturday by Judge Carpenter in the
Wayne county circuit court. The suit
was brought by Conrad Hfeifer to com
pel the board of education to abandon
the readings." The "readings" were
compiled In Chicago and are said to be
non-sectarian, in the sense that no par
ticular form of religion is favored. Its
advocates claim it Is merely a text-book
Acting Mayor Oeorge Beck vetoed a
resolution of the board to purchase 4.
0U0 of the "readings." but the veto was
not sustained and the looks are now
In use. Counsel f.)r the board contended
that it was the duty of every school
loard to teach the Christian relieion.
Judge Carpenter held that if that con
tention were sound, not only should the
Ultile Ie taught, tut all other forms of
religious Instruction should be given In
Case of Government by Injunc
t!on at Cleveland.
mPOBTAHT DECISION F0BUITI0NS
Wlsron-ki 1'niTrn.ily field Iay.
Madicn, Wis., May 10. The annual
university field day held Saturday aft
ernoon at the University of Wisconsin
was a success in every particular. Ten
ut.lvenity records, two western Inter
collegiate records, and one college rec
ord were broken, and Wefers" remark
able time for the 100 yards sprint was
equaled. The ten new university rec
otds were made In the 100-yard dash.
120-yard dash. 5.0-yard hurdle. 44-yard
run. one and two miles bicycle races,
cne-mlle walk, high Jump, throwing
r.smmer ana putting shot.
Could Not Have Iiainagr t wice direr.
Janesville. Wis.. May 10. In the caae
of G.'ur&e Simiri against the Mutual
Fire Insurance company ct aL Judge
Hcnnctt dismissed the complaint against
the Chicago and Northwestern Rail
road company, one of the defendants.
eimms' property was destroyed by
sparks from a locomotive, and the com
pany settled for the damages. Then
he brought suit against the insurance
company to collect on his policy, but
the company refused to pay on the
ground that the railroad company had
settled for the Iosml
I"urrt I'lnr ia Wi-con.In.
Ashland. Wis.. May 10. Dense clouds
of smoke from forest fires south of the
city caused alarm Saturday. The wind
blew a gale and the fires were climbing
up the dead trunks of trees and. eating
through the swamps.
People bay Hood's Sarsaparilla
vear after year because ft does them
good. It will do yon good to take it
Given by Judge Sage in the Matter af the
Rod Mill Strikers and Assault on the
Men Who Took Their Places Reply to a
Suggestion or Anarchy Made by Counsel
for the Strikers salient Points of the
Cleveland. May 10. A kneckout blow
to the strikers of the Consolidated Steel
company was delivered by Judge Sage,
of the United States court, Saturday,
lie allowed the temporary Injunction
againrt them to stand at the conclusion
of an exhaustive opinion. Judge Sage
maintained that the proof was conclu
sive that violence had been done the
men in the employ of the company. He
held that if the strikers were not actual
ly engaged in violent acts they were at
least th? ruling spirits of the n. Fur
thermore he hold that the Kcd Mill
Workers' union was the fountain-head
of the trouble, and that it was clear
that the strikers had interfered with the
lawful right of the company. The judge
called attention to the fact that since the
temporary injunction was grarted the
company had not bean melested. Dur
irg the reading of the c pinion the court
room was crowded with attorneys, man
ufacturers ar.d strikers.
Sort of Tcrxun-lon" That Wait 1'ned.
The complainant is a corporation or
ganize under the law of the stata cf
lilinois. with it? principal place cf busi
ness in the city of Chicago. It Is engaged
in the state of Illinois, and the city of
Cleveland, ar.d elsewhere, in the manu
facture of steel wire and wire nails. The
defendants include P. J. Murd'e, lodge
No. 1, and Kp.nnor ledge No. 2. of the
Hod Mills Workers of America. The
court first he'd that the strikers at the
Consolidated Steel works had used vio
lence to the men who were brought in
after the ftril:e was declared, ar.d that
the liod Mill Workers' uniun was large
ly responsible for the vlul?nce. The m-r
in the employ of the company were way
laid cn their way to and from their
homes, qnd if they were not actually as
saulted they were unlawfully interfered
with in that they wore urf,ed and ram
n anded to do what they did not wish to
do. and threatened if they did not obey
the bidding r,f their as?aila:its.
Ditl Nut Illtlte the Violence.
It waa clear, the court maintained,
that the defendants had materially In
terfered with the lawful rights of the
company and the men in their employ.
The judge, with significant emphasis,
called attention to the Tact that the
comr-any had bpen operating Its plant
without the slightest molestation since
the court allowed a temporary restrain
ing ordtr. Jud.rc Sase went over the
affidavits filed by the plaintiffs. These
affidavits, ho Held, sustained the charges'
tnat threats, intimidation and molesta
tion had been resorted to. The affidavits
against the company's charges, the judge
raid, with the exception of three, do not
dispute that there had leen violence.
They simply dispute that the defendants
themselves as named were guilty of any
AGREEMENT OF AM. AITHORITIES.
Reply to the Argument In Favor of Per-
luwlon by the I'nlon Men.
The three excepted affidavits the court
held to be too contradictory to entitle
them to consideration. "These affida
vits." said the court, "are s&tamount to
an admission of the averments cf the
bill. It conclusively appears from all
authorities that the English courts, the
American state courts, and the federal
courts are In perfect harmony, and that
while they recognize the right of em
ployes of whatever rank or degree to
combine for the purpose cf resisting any
measure or oppression or coercion of
their employers, and even for the pur
pose of instituting strikes and adopting
other measures for their own protec
tion or for the bettering of their condi
tion, they are agreed that they must net
interfere with the rights cf employers to
manage their own business in their own
way. to long as they do not trespass up
on the rights of others.
"Counsel for defendants In this case
insisted that his clients had the right
as individuals to solicit and persuade
employes of the complainant to give up
their situations, but the conclusion de
duced by counsel, although ingenious. Is
altogether unsound. That the defend
ants might, as counsel put it, peaceably
and quietly persuade complainants' em
ployes to qui work is not and cannot
be successfully denied. But persuasion
with the hootings of a mob and Seeds
of violence as auxiliaries is not peace
able persuasion." The court emphatical
ly overruled the claim of General Myer,
counsel for the strikers, that the de
fendants were exercising their constitu
tions! rights when the complainants
asked fcr a restraining order.
Continuing, the opinion says: "Coun
sel for defendants closed his arguments
with a somewhat impassioned appeal to
the court, co'jpltd with the expression cf
his TTbpe and confidence that the decisirn
culd not be calculated to drive his cli
ertE to become anarchists. So long as
labor organizations keep themselves
within thelimits of the law they will not
bs interfered with by courts, and they
will have the good will and sympathy
of a vast majority t well-disposed citi
zens. When they exceed these limits
they will be restrained by thecourts.and
dealt with, whatever the consequences
may be, and they will lose the sympathy
and good will of the public.
"The extraordinary character of tha
apieal made to the court justifies me in
adding that whenever and wherever the
spirit of anarchy may manifest itself,
whether within cr without lodges, the
courts will be ready for the emergency,
and the American people. If occasion re
quire, will rise tn their majesty and
might and crush It. as a trip-hammer
would crush an egg shelL Vpcn the facts of
this case, and upen the law as stated in
the authorities cited, the complainants
motion for a temporary Injunction will
be granted. A bond of $2,000 will be re
ulred." , BabaerliM Joe I ma ahih
Just received. 45 rolls
cf the fir est spring
patens ia Ir grains,
new designs and
coTorirg?, makirg an
assortment that will
be sure to please
Are par excellercf,
ever before encount
ered ia the th-.ee
cities. We a?e here
to do business and to
save you mooey.
methods srd lew
price telling is met t
irg -ftith flittering
success. Buy nothing
uctil you st e us
& Carpel CoM
$24, 12. S Brady St.
. . 1MVENPOUT
GREATEST OF ALL CLOTHIERS.
Don't throw your money away. You can buy a suit of fine,
all-wcol Clothing made first-class, for S7.J0. as good, if not
better, than other houses sell for $10 and $12. Compare
these poods and prices with the "fake sales" in Rock Island.
No humbug here. We are the people who knocked high
House in this
jssjj a All Competition
I Goes Down '
Ssg$ Before our 1
223 j Matchless
A MIGHTY BARGAIN WEEK AT THE
A Week of
Bargains such as
I Great Slaughter Sale of Stella's Entire Stock!
DY ALL ODDS the lowest prices ever quoted for merchandise of equal value. The stock must be turned
pers will find it an advantage in the way of assortments. These few quotations represent but part of the special
items for this Great bale.
BLACK SILK EVES T 27-inch extra quality B ack Satin Dachesa
aud CUck Satia Kbadame for skirts had suits, would be OOp
cheap at 1. 85 OOU
WAIST AND TRIM.MUG SILKS About 60 pieces Plaids and
btripeg. Persian and Dresdeos. worth up to tl 29. until CO
all sold, this week per yard
IMPORTED BLACK SERGE 20 pieces Imported Black and All Wool
Serge, 0 inches wide, a tremendous drie. this week, 'Jf
per yatd J
A DSESS GOOD-; SACRIFICE 60 pieces doable width Dress
Goods. Plaidf, Stripes and Checks, dark and light shades, Q
until all'aold, this week, per jaid
HIGH CLASS DBES GOODS 10) pieces 41 and 46-iccb fine Dress
Good a, choice Novelties, imported p'ain Wnipcords, silk fioit-hed
Henriettas, broexded Mohairs, faooy Joquards, Silk atd Wool
Mixtures, etc, values up to 1.70, to s week, 7 V
RICH NOVELTY SUITINGS About 50 pieces very fine Kurtdty
Suitings. Silk aud Wool Brocades, 2-tontd Mohairs, Imported
Uoucles. 46-inb Ja'qnarus ana oiners. an exiremeij ff
A SPJtlSG JACKtT SESSAT ION Black and nar broidrlnth
T.nL . . I . L. . I . L . 1 , . . M
uuiia mi inmnuii; ten ana brown covert lacke'a I i
and others, worth nn t.i tt as- nntil all anlH m m f
MILLINERT. TAIMMED HATS AND ROSSThTS Your choice of
10J beautiful, new. dainty Trimmed Hats and Bonnets the sea
son's latest and choicest novelties new reds, new par pie, new
greens, etc.. hats and bonnets worth vp t QQ J O 07
to $5.25. this week 8lifl C O
LADIES1 FINE EMBROIDERED UANDKERC9IF.Fi Pure Liaen
itubroiderel and plain hem-stitched lace edge, etc., values ap
to 4 c; until all are sold ifmr
this week,nly ....iyw
LADIES' HOilERT Eitire line ladie. fancy Cotton IIse. Jancy
lisle thread, plain colored goods, ricbelien ribbed, etc.; "f
values op to 65c; the lot to cloie this week, per pair '
desif able lot values up to $139, this witk per yrd . .
WASH GO )DS. SWEEPING REDCC IONS 2)0 pieces Wash Go At.
OvGli-ft l:miie-, Scotch Ginghams, etc., values up to 27c,
'heeutire lit tj cose, th s week,
FIXK LIN EN'S EX TRA03DINART BARGAINS Superior quality
imprt-J bleached Satin Damask, pure linen. 72 inche wide,
beautiful designs, regular value $1. 10. tals week. 7Qr
ptrja d . Mjrl,
600 CHOICE NEW SHIRT WAISTS Special this week at 59a a d
79. ; 1 2i v.tue., 89c; $1.50 ralnes. 1.19; Ct f tZ7
12 values VJ I
LADIES' MCL'K UNDERWEAR Fit embroidered skirts
gowns tnutliu aud cam brio, worth $1.25, fi.&Oandnp
to $2. To close this week
LACES AND EMBaolDERIKS White and ecru fine Cotton Laces,
woitu up to 28c; white Embroideries nnd Inserting; narrow and
wide colored Embroideries, woith up to 39c; nil to cloie fif
this week nt, per yard Ols
BEST STANDARD PRINTS. SJe Two more eases factor short
lenths in best atandard Pilats, until nil sold, this week, O'f
per yard 'sSew
LONSDALE BLEACHED UUiLIN Two eases Lonsdale Blch4
Muslin. 10 yards to each customer, thia week. fZ?
per jard e74V
LAST SEiSOK'S SHIRT WAISTS 20 dozen cf
them to close Ibis week a
29c, 49c. 6tC f
lcoL2utHAiHM5.i THE HAMM DRY GOODS CO. payet,iowi