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ROOK ISLAND ARGU,
VOL.XLV, HO. 243
BOCK ISLA5D. ILLH WEDNESDAY. AUGUST 4 IS97.
FfilCS TfiSXX CKJTi.
SLOWLY COMING OUT
Miners in the Pittsburg Dis
trict. COAL JUMPS AS A RESULT.
13ut the Outlook Still Uncer
tain. Miscellaneous Late News of
Pittsborg, Aug. 4. Atrium Creek
this morning the striking miner in
duoed SO mere men to join their
rank. This leave the mine work
ing with bait tbe force of yesterday.
The camper at band Creek bad lit
tle to do. The mine to all intent!
ami purpose! are hut down. The
oatpot is not more than two car a
day. There has been no change o
far at Osk Hill. The statement 1J
the miner that only two men are
working may be true. Tbe demon
tralion against De Armitt has had
the effect of decreasing tbe rapacity
of 340 car to 4 2. with the probabil
ity of being farther relured.
Ihe miners at Schnwke's mines on
the Ked stone branch c f tha I'cnnsyl
vania railway came ont today and
tho mines are once more closed.
When tbe news reached the city the
price of coal advanced a dollar a ton
Brokers predict an advance to it dol-lar-and-a-half
before tbe end of tbe
Wheeling. W. Va.t Aug. 4 Ex
cept In tbe Falrniount region, where
they appear to be making some head
way, the strike leaders are losing
courage. The strike in the Kanawha
Valley is a failure thus far, while in
the New Elver region there has bem
little to lend encouragement. On
the Norfolk & Western nothing indi
cates that the strike was ever or
dered. In the Wheeling district all
except 60 miners are at work again.
Canton, Ohio, Aug 4 Tho Oe Da
burg miners marched to North In
dustry, visited all tbe local mines
and succeeded in induoing all the
diggers to come out.
U-aln Kxport Improving.
Galveston, Texas, Ang. 4. Grain
,' . ,r export is beginning to arrive here
at a lively rate, 163 cars havin? come
in in the past 21 hours. Three vjucIs
with engagements for 4 t'l.OOU bushels
leave brfore Saturday n i h t . and a
large amount of grain is duo to ar
rive within the nest six weeks. The
.average amount to reach here from
now on is expected to be not less
than 100 cars a day.
Won't Volt With Negro.
Atlants, (la., Aug. 4 Two hun
dred women and gir.s eiuplovtil in
the Fulton Hag and Cotton mills
struck this morning becauceofthc
employment of negro women in one
department. At noon 400 men em
ployed in tbe niil.s walked out in
sympathy for the striking female
operatives. This forced the closii.g
of the factory, tight hundred men.
women and children are atTscted by
Dronth It Hrohro.
St. Joseph, Mo., Aug. 4 Tbe
drouth was broken last eight and this
morning by a good rainf til. varying
from an inch to an tncb-and-a-balf.
Along the liurlington lines the rain
was tbe heaviest where needed most
The rain camo just in time to save
the corn crop. Some corn has been
slightly damaged. Indications now
point to enormous crops.
fire In I'dllndelphtn.
Fhiladelnhia. Anc. 4 Vira atartrd
in the extensive chemical works of
Dr. D. Jsyne & Son shortly before
noon, J no oamsge is already a
quarter of a million and probably
will be total. Seven lircmeu and
two workmen are seriously burned
by an explosion; Assistant Chief En
gineer MoDade probably fatally.
Una- atoeu Uana.
Portsmouth, Ang. 4. King Chula
longkorn, of Slam, arrived from
London on the way to visit Queen
Victoria ai u.oorn.
1i Kl'ltd b Llahtalrc.
Atlantln Intra. An 17. 4 Wt.til
re :etved this morning that two men
were killed by lightning on a farm
mrthof Wiota. this county. The
aimvi nrv nui jecaiuvu.
1 nit his Caa War Shoe
tine site smaller a'ter using Allen's
root-Ease, a powder to be shaken
into the shoes. It makes tight or
new shoes feel easy; givea instant
relief to earns and bnnions. Ii'a tie
greatest comfort discovery of the age,
Cures Band prevents swollen feet,
blisters, callous and tore spots.
AUen'e Foot-Eae is a certain enre
for sweating, hot aching feet. At
a'l druggist and shoe stores. 25
cents. Trial package Irte by mail
Auaress, Alien a. uimstea, lj hoj
Subscribe for In Autre-
UliH I NINS DOES DEADLY WORK.
Two Little Children KUM although
Taken to the Cellar.
Webster City, la., Aug. 4 .The spark;
of life in two little bodies was snapped
out in the twinkle of an eye and the
havoc that lightning played within the
.ty limits for almost an hour during
one of the severest electrical storms
that over visited Iowa seems incredible.
The dead are: Minnie Lupous, aged 2;
i an tupius, aged 4. The spire of the
UaptiHt church was shattered: the ele
vator owned by the Webster City Ele
vator company was struck: the hand
some residence of Kdward Burgess was
in im? way or a bolt: the Iron roof of
the Queen livery barn, owned by Will-
lam Wilke, was torn from the building;
a Darn rw.onglng to Burt Butler was
struck and his horses killed, while trees
were shattered on every side.
Mrs. John Luppus and her two little
children were at their home southeast
af the city when the fatal erash came.
The mother had Just taken her three
hildren to the cellar, and with her
oldest daughter was standing at an
luerlng in the basement, watehing the
progress of the Hteirm. The two little
jners were huddled t -gather in the rear
corner. lSe.th Mrs. Luppus and hr
.laughter were stunned by the flash.
At goon as they recovered from the
sW-k they turned to the children and
und them both dead, clasped in each
t Hit's arms. The same bolt had done
MURDER IN THE STRIKE REGION.
Hungarlaas Rent a Man to Death Because
fie Went to Work.
Wheeling, W. Va..Aug. 4. At Corinth.
W. Va., at T o'clock last night, Joseph
ilozanni, an Italian coal miner, was
beaten so badly by a gang of striking
Hungarian minors that he cannot live,
and four ut his fellow countrymen
were severely maltreated. The miners
at the Oakland Coal and Coke com-
iany'8 mines were organized last Sun-
lay and Joined tha strike. Manager
William McLaughlin yesterday notified
the men that If they did not go to work
n the morning all would be discharged.
ive Italian miners declared their in
tention of going to work.
They were corraled by fifty Hungarian
niitu is. and when they again declared
he;r intention the Huns assaulted them
with clubs and Ptones. Kive of them
ran the gauntlet and escaped with se
vere but not dangerous wounds. Giozan
r.l was knocked down and all the Hun
garians devoted their attention to him.
HiH skull was crushed, one arm and
half a dozen ribs broken, while his leg..
linuy, head and arms are masses of
ruises and cuts. Sheriff Wilson went
to tne scene, but the Huns defied him
Hnd his two deputies. Last nis;ht the
Hungarians crossed the line into Mary
land. They threaten to kill any man
who enters the mine.
Srormon the HhII Field.
Chicago, Aug. 4. League base ball
records yesterday: At Washington
Huston 11. Washington u: (second eamet
Kogton a. Washington 7; at Chicago
t. I.Kiuis 2. Chicago 7; at Louisville
Cleveland 16, Ixiuisville 5: at Cincin
nati Pittsburg 7. Cincinnati 6; at Bal-
imore Philadelphia 5, lialtiniure 2: at
New York I'.rooklyn 2, New York 10.
Western league: At Grand Ilapids
.Milwaukee 7. Grand Rapids 3; at l)e-
roit Minneapolis 9, Detroit K; at Co
lumbusSt. Paul 0, Columbus 8; at In
dianapolis Kansas City 4, Indianap
Western Association: At Peoria
Cedar Itapids 1. Peoria 3; at Des Moines
St. Joseph 6, lies Moines 0; at Kock-
ford Dubuque 4,'ltockford 8; at Quincy
Burlington 4. Quincy 16.
rieiiiln at the liutUim or This.
Itutte, Mont., Aug. 4. What was evi
dently a fiendish attempt to blow op the
house of John O'Meara, superintendent
of the Moonlight mine, near here, result
ed In the death of three children. What
nppfared to be a Human candle was
found near O'Meara's residence by Ma
mie P.enson and two other little girls.
w hile playlrg with it one of the chil
dren rtrurk it with a piece ;f iron. It
exploded, and the O'Meara child was lit
erally peppered with fragments of brae.",
lead and Bias?. The other 'two children
were terribly cut. Several attempts have
been made on O'Meara's life heretofore.
Fort Dodge. la., Aug. 4.K. B. Canl-
field baked two applies In the sun last
week. No effort was made to concen
tra'te tbe heat beyond laying the fruit
on a board where Old Sol's rays hit it
fairly without obstructfon. H took two
days to cook them through, but at the
end of that time they were done to a
turn. Canfield ate them with cream
and sugar. He pronounced the flavor
delicious, but he carries an umbrella
now lest he become himself the victim
of the heat rays.
Klondike Rinks Are too Hasardoua.
Chicago, Aug. 4. The Chicago agent
of the Travelers' Insurance company,
of Hartford. Conn., has received instruc
tions from his home office not to insure
any rt-ren going to the Klondyke re
gion. It is a risk that the company doe
not desire to take cn account of the
extreme hazard and because when death
takes place the difficulty of obtaining
the facts makes settlement of claims too
difficult to lie practicable.
Pioneer WUconnln Man Dead.
Janesville, Wis., Aug. 4. Frank
Sheldon Lawrence, an early settler of
ttocK county, meet at his home in- this
city, aged 72 years. He came to Janes
ville to reside In lSi.2. He served as
clerk in the office of secretary of state
from 1500 to 1S64. and was a member ct
the state assembly in 1879-S0.
I'ald About 1 n Steer. .
Nogtlts, A. T.. Aug. 4. The first lm
aortation of American cattle under the
Dlngley tariff law was made through
the custom house here. Six hundred
nd forty head of steers, the property
f E. S. Newman, were brought into this
country, the duty beir.g S1.29C over the
duties fixed by the Wilson bill.
After aerinna illnasa If c...
parillabas wonderful baildimr tin
power. It purifies the blood and re-
Krna parieci neaivn.
There Is a Crave State of Affairs in
REIGIf OF TERROR 15 EXISTENCE.
Government IWyina- the Law, and Irttl
dentally the SJghtnlng; of Public Wrath
ConMrrative In the British Iloaae
Wants Salitbnry Explained and Can't
Get What He Want Tureo-Greek Peace
Conference Makes Prog-nan.
London, Aug. 4. A dispatch to The
Daily Mail, from Madrid describes a very
grave state of affairs in Portugal. Ac
cording to this correspondent the Portu
guese government is setMng the consti
tution at defiance and adopting the most
stringent repressive measures. The po
lice without legal warrants enter private
dwelling at all tours sf .SfJI day and
night, ransack them, seise nroperty arfl
march trhe owners off to -prison op. the
most trifling or utterly nf-tounded
charged. A veritable rtign of terror is
established, and it Is the popular 'belief
that the government contemplates pass
ing its obnoxious financial legislation by
means of a coup d'etat. So severe are the
repressive measures adopted by the gov
ernment that, in the opinion of The
Daily Mail's correspondent, no outbreak
is "likely to occur. A dfspatch to The
Daily Mail from Rome sars that Kine
1 ) 11 Ml tu"et ia In (1 I i t .i. .-. nil ii 1
with his sisher, the. queen dowager of
Portugal, on the subject of the present
disturbances, and ha has instructed the
Italian minister at Lisbon, Count Ger
baix de Sonnaz! to render all the assist
ance In his power to thej-oyal family in
case Ofi emergency should arisv. The
Italian government has placed two men-of-war
under special orders to proceed
NOT KXI'LAIMNO LORD SAUSIIIRV.
Reply a Conservative obtained in the lirit
London, Aug. 4. In the house of com
mons yesterday Sir Ellis Ashmtad Bart
lett. Conservative, asked for information
regarding the stage reached' in the pace
negotiations between Greece and Tur
key, whereupon the parliamentary sec
retary for the foreign office, Curzon. re
ferred Sir Kllis to the statement made
y the Marquis of Salisbury in the house
of lords Monday evening. Sir KHis said
he wanted an explanation of a portion
of the premier's statement referred to.
This caused the foreign office reiiresen-
tative to reply that it was no part of his
duty to explain the meaning cf the pre
mier s Fpeech. Sir Ellis and othf r mem
bers of the house then vigorously pro
tested against being referred to state
ments made in another place ar.d asked
the speaker if there was any precedent
for such proceeding. The Fneaker said
there had been a precedent for such ac
tion during this session of parliament.
early in the session, which led to vehe
ment protests upon the part .of the op
position Curzon, replying to a Question put bv
Sir Charles Dilke. as to whether her
majesty's government wouia at once
publish Secretary Sherman's dispatch
of May 10. and any seply thereto, saw!
papers were in preparation, which would
include thedispatch referred tnand reply
to :t. Put Curzon added that the govern
ment did not think it desirable to pub
lish the two dispatches alone, because
they mixn be published in conjunction
with the previous correspondence on the
floods Are lh-ginning to Subside.
Vienna, Aug. 4. The danger of serious
floods here is averted, as the water is
begfining to subside, but it is still. neces
sary to take all possible precautions.
The reports of fatal casualties from the
provinces are most deplorable. Eighty-
nve persons have been drowned in Si
lesia, sixty between Irschel and Laus-
en and ten at Jv gbuch, while nearly
100 persons are ra'iseing, most whom
are suppnd to be drowned. At Johan
nisbad, Bohemia, there have been seven
teen fatalities and from almost every
district come reports of widespread de
struction of crops and cattle.
Peace Conferenee Make Prosren.
Constantinople. Aug. 4. The Geeoo-
Turkish peace conference. wa in session
three hours yesterday and unexpected
pregrees was made' with the negotiation-.
It Is eaid that everyfHng has been ar
ranged except the qneetton of evaluat
ing Thessaly, which hj to be conridared
today. It is hoped that a solution of she
whole difficulty is now Imminent.
'King Ceorge ol to Abdicate.
Athens. Aug. 4. M. RalTl, tho premier.
denies that King George has threatened
to abdicate. This Is interpreted te mean
that Germany has probably consented
to some modified eentrol of Greek
finances acceptable to both Greeeeandto
Lord WoUeley Seriously 11L
London. Aug. 4. VIecount Garnet Jo
seph Wolseley, field marshal and commander-in-chief
of the British army, ia
River Pearl hell for Big Price.
Janesville, Wis., Aug. 4. Two valua
ble pearls were found in the river by
Magnolia farm. William Aeheson
sold one to John Young for $200. whUe
Frank Howard sold one to George Thur
man for the same price. Young and
Thurman make a business of buying
fresh water pearls and Thurman recent
ly sold one to a Chicago society woman
Window Glass Wae Scale.
Philadelphia, Aug. 4. Tho Joint wage
committee of tha National Association
of Window Glass Workers' held its
final session Monday. The new w-age
schedule was completed and arrange
ments were made for its presentation
to the manufacturer on Aug. 11 in
Chicago. Until then nothing specific
will be made public.
Break sAQ the Record.
Albany, N. Y., Aug. 4. John Flanca
gan, champion hammer thrower, sur
passed all records yesterday- by throw
ing the eixteen-poUr.d h amino- ti' feet 4
AMALGAMATED WAGE SCALE &IGNED.
General Reduction from Last Year, but
Might lie V,'onc.
Youngstown, O., Aug. 4. The new
Amalgamated Association wage scale
was signed yesterday afternoon hf
President Garland, of the Amalgamated
Association of Iron. Steel and Tin Work
ers', rnd Secretary James Nutt. of the
"fron Manufacturers' association. The
scale finally agited uion was in the
main as follows: Guide mills rollirg
ar.d beating, 15 per cent, reduction on
Ftraight; roughers, 7,3 per cent, reduc
tion; bar mill heating and roiling, 10
per cent, reduction for iron and IS per
cent... for steel; sheet bar work, no re
duction except for heating, and it is
the same as on the bar mill; pla'.e. mill
rolling and heating, same as before;
skelp null rolling and hea'ing. 10 par
cent, reduction; puddle mill rIJ hands,
no red u a Ion; puddling, !( i tj.i on a 1
cent eard rata.
The whole sale is goj-ewed t.y a 1
oent card r5te which raearte l-cnr!t pir
pound sailing price for bar Ir.ro, When
the selling price of bar iroii gos up
everybody's wage go up. tut Wages
cannot go any lower than they aiv? now.
ijo matter how low the sailing price of
bar iron goes. Altogether the men af
fected do not consider th now scale
as poor for them as it migh't be, as tin
1-cent card rate gives them sonic pro
tection. The mills are pieparing to sun t
up as soon as possible.
lllake a nvrl Oefene.
I.irc.in. Neb., Aug. 4. In its answer
to the complaint cf T R. Tibbies chain
ing the road with exacting extoi tiur.at .
local rates, the I'nion Pacific makt-s a
novel defense, claiming that the rt ad is
r.ot Eubject to the Jurisdiction cf the
state beard cf transportation or the state
law?, and showing that it Is r.ow in th
hanc's of a receiver appointed by tbe
court: that the I'nion Pacific is a r. r
pi ration created stltly J-j- viitue cf il-e
I'nited States ar.d is ur.Jer no ether au
Wirtt-miKiii lrtiicj(l4ttt to Meet.
Gre.m Bay. Wis., Aug. 4. Tre dr-.ir-gists'
meeting here r.ext wetk j.i:mi.-t?
to he a rr.iulrg pucccss. Mitt cf tl,.'
rc.cms at the hotels are taken ard pri
vate houses-are being called on to take
the druggists in. Mori ladles will be in
att.T.dance than ever bt-fore. and all tio
traveling men in Wisconsin seem to be
booked for Green Bay. as Tite.'c'ay even
ing is their ar.rual crtrrtair.ment. given
to the drugsi-ts. ard Hiir. j tar an elab
orate programme has betn made out.
Philppine Ilnuiltii a Rd Way.
San Fiancin-c. Aug. 4. The followlrir
is the extract of a private letter dated
Manila. June : "Thing.-Siare in a fright
ful mess. Everybody wants to st-11 out.
Native brrk.-rt are cl! vfr the place
trying to sell houses, horses, carriage?,
furniture and estate?., with no buy-rs.
Fighting is still goir.g on in several prov
inces", and the paperp.here fay nothing
About it. which b rks bad. The paptM
have net ewn mentioned a single 'Glor
ious victory.' "
Justice l-'lelel to Itesisli.
St. Louis, Aug. 4. A spe-cial to Thi
Post-Dispatch from Washington says
it is probable that Henry Hitchcock,
a well known attorney of this city, will
be appointed attorney general to suc
ceed Secretary JlcKer.na." who in turn
will succeed Justice Field, of the su
preme court. It is exiiect.nl that Jus
tice Field's resignation wHl be lendere l
Miss Keriiitneler Strike It Kieli.
Milwaukee, Aug. 4 Miss Elvira Fer
rmrdor. a pretty p.r.d attractive twU of
26, who has betn employed at the Pan-"
tr.rium. Second street and Grar.d ave
une. at a salary of 5 was notified Sun
day that by the death of en uujit in
Swedtn, J.iif. II. Fcn-.ar!er. sJie had
fallen he'.r to a fortune of SWO.OtJ.
Two Sorielr cWij-1 Drowned.
Detrrit. Aug. 4. A sptc ial to The
Free Press from Grand Itapids reports
the drowning of Miss Clara Hall, aged
19, and Mifs Lena Ilerri k, age d 18,
promirer.t society girls of that cit.
while bathir.g at ittawa Be-ach, a sum
mer res i t on Lake Michigan, near
Miiher and Miarkry to Fight.
New Xi'rk, Aug. 4. representatives of
Peter Maher and.TVm Sharkey met in
this city yeefrerday snd made a second
depor.it cf cf the sm.'wo.feirtjaturq
for a fight between the pugHitts.
Wheat Crop ofMlehlgan.
Deteit, Aug. ' 4. dillet & Hall, the
veteran grain dealers, in speaking of
the new crop, sa'id: "It is oomtng . in
slowly, heeause it is about three wevkes
late, but is of a very flr.e quality. The
crop. win he 23.000,000 Imshpls. as against
li.WO.CDO last year. F'.xty cars of, new
wheat came In jvslerday, making ISC
on the crop. Preparations are now mak
ing for a free movement."
As an honest remedr. Foley's
Honey and Tar does not bold out
false he pes in adv-rinrnd stupes, but
truthfully claims to eive comfort nod
relief in tbe very woret ca-es, and in
tne early stage to t fleet a nurr.
ild by M. f. BafcueVD and T F.
i the food pre.
oval tmm POwacti co mem voaic.
77e Qreat Qlearing ales.
It is our intention to sell every dollar's worth of this season's goods and do
it quickly with bona fide prices that no other houses in the three cities
would dare to offer. Our reputation for carrying the highest class of mer
chandise is established. We are going: to sacrifice every department nod
cut the life out of everything. We quote a few of the pricej t giv yu
an idea: .
Men's and Boys' Suits th-it am worth
$9. $10 and evci up to $12. we
are froin to fell Ht to. IK. n't ruis
it. f 5 f r an a'i wo 1 uit, weil
trim':?'"!, wii n.. c at..". ,,A fit.
ters. C me enrlr. The wun't lat
loni; at that price
Men's a:i nTs' --m,ii-r Suir, frocks
an:i -a'i-, r n n, I -fHs.re cutf,
wrrth $:c ,i. r.'.. tbe
Lett mttic.l. v.v.-io,xt:h:p the
fin,?, in ThCt ri'h art c c-trirjj it
everv repect. Aii o iur the ruia.l
BUUj Of ,
Ye bi "vcle ri Urs, h .r.f our 10. $3,
at il uit '.nkr J'T.r lioi'-e i f
a-.iy :-e J- j; in ii t: for -.
Yun'.i hs. e 'ii 'r rci. nr voa'il los
We are coinp to close the 1 iVsne tf
our Children' S .rir-s; j.r.il S-si.mcr
Suits. 4 to 14 v:i:th fti. .i an 1
tl, all go ai the i-aui0 price
Everything must go.
Big Store . .
324, 326, 328 BraHy Street.
There to receive our im
mense) new stock of
Which will be the choic
est stock ever placed
in Davenport. In the
meantime we will dis
pose of the balance of
oar former stock at ri
diculously low prices,
making bargains for
those seeking bargain s
Remember We Aie at
The Big Store.
k Carpet Co.,
WcMl Have the Greatest of
We must have the room.
Is Your House Healthy?
r - 1. f,
could be no more popular.
Illustrated " Yellow Fellow Year Book," giving fuller details and
6howing the various '97 models, may be had for the asking.
Finished in full orange (The Yellow Fellow) or black, at your
The price is $150, but it always pays ia the end to have the best
Svsacvse, N. Y.,
a A. SFESCEB,
jibs at. pajuoob.
Paiitero and Decoratoro
TA1Z1 ULXaiZl, Q1LZZH2ZZ3. tto.
Shop 419 Seventeenth street. :
Any Chii4' Bleuse Wash Soit, wort
up to 2, now 1, siiea S to 9
Your choioe of any Mothers1 Friend
Percale Skirt Waist, worth np u
75o, for 27o
The balance of our Moo's Worsted and
Casfimere Pants, worih np to l,
for 2.25. These pants are an ex
Boys' Tants, worth 75s,
Bjts' l'ants, worth 50c,
Men's Underwear, worth 25c,
Hats, worth 5 Do,
. . Blue Front
Be carefal that jonr house Is in a
perfect sanitary eetUUtton. This is
a strioas saatter and one which
shoald ba Riven serious attention in
the befrlnniafr. Every epicieaBic which
has ever awept through a city has
been traced to the carelessness of the
people anc unsanitary conditions. If
we pat in your plumbing yon'll
never Lave any trouble with it. If
we repair jour pipes it will be prof
erly done at a reasonable prioe.
Tbe Stearns tandem excites envy
wherever it appears. It looks so grace
ful, runs so smoothly, without a sign of
effort on the part of its riders, that one
cannot but wish to exchange places with
its owners. '
- Tandem riding is becoming more
popular every day; the Stearns tandem
Blftajjo. N. Y.,
San FaANcisco, Gu.
Agent, Book Island.
rair a. raauo