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ROCK ISLAND, SATURDAY, SOYOBKll 7, lc9I.
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Men's, Boys' and Children's
Gents' Furnishings, Hats, Caps, Etc., must
be disposed of at once. Sale
now in progress
LO N DO iS! E
TIME TO BE DOING.
Gotham Must Act for the Great
A CALL FOB ACTIVE CO-OPEEATJOJT.
The Times Say That the Iay of Apathy
I Pant and the Metropolis Should Come
Forward with Substantial Aid A Prop
osltton That the Empire City People
- Take AH the Remaining Stock, and Why
It Should Be Done at Ouce Work on
the Fair Site.
New York, Nov. 7. Under the caption
of "New York and the World's Fair" The
Times Bays editorially:
In commenting upon the renort to their gov
ernment of the British commissioners, who
nave visited Chicago, The Times took occasion
to point out that the whole country was now
committed to the fair, and the failure of the
fair or anything short of a positive and pro
nonnced success would be a discredit to the
whole country, and not to Chicago alone.
There is a particular responsibility resting
noon New York as the result of a particular
interest. Next to Chicairo itself New York
city would benefit more largely by a success
iui ia:r than any other city in the country. As
the chief port of the country it levies tribute
upon nearly all Imports and nearly all ex
New Tork Levies the Tolls.
The foreign trade of the country cannot be
increased without paying toll to this city, and
tne main object and result of a successful
World's fair is to stimulate a foreign trade. It
is quite true that such an increase can be at
tained only with difficulty In the face of our
existing commercial legislation, and is not very
likely to occur except with such articles as
have escaped the Argus eyes of Sir. McKinley
and his political and commercial advisers.
Nevertheless, the fair can be permanently suc
cessful only by extending our foreign trade,
and New York will profit by any such exten
sion much more even than Chicago itself. It
Is natural that such considerations should thus
far have dropped into abeyance. When there
was a real public interest in the fair among
New Yorkers, it was interest in a fair in New
Some Reflections on Provincialism.
The discussion at the and of which the fair
went to Chicago, was more or less rude and
acrimonious and left New Yorkers rather dis
gusted with the whole proceeding, as well as
with its outcome. This irritation gave way to
an apathy .that has lasted until the present
time, and that the west in general, and Chicago
in particular, has begun to resent. In fact, the
touchiness of the west about eastern action
and eastern opinion is very ereat. Undoubted
ly it is a provincial state of mind, and recalls a
similar state of mind in the eastern states a
halfa century ago, when we were as sensitive
to Ehropean criticism. Our provincial thin
ness of skin produced a soreness that amounted
at one time to a very serious factor in politics.
resulting as it did in a settled hatred of Kng-
land, .hich was the native land of most of the
supercilious tourists who enraged us of all of
them, indeed, whose criticisms were written in
our own language.
What Eastern Apathy May Lead to A
Now, nobody cares what the British tourist
thinks about America, which feels herself very
well able to take care of herself, and the na
tional sensitiveness has become a sectional
sensitiveness. It is as likelv to lead to ha seri
ous results in national politics as the national j
sensitiveness threatened in international pol
itics, whenever any controversy arose between j
Great Britain and ourselves, as in the question I
of the northwestern boundary. The whole .
west is greatly interested in the success of
the fair, and the holding aloof of the east will
intensify such sectional jealousy as already
exists, and will result in a bitterness of feeling
that may have deplorable practical results.
Eastern Apathy Resented West.
That eastern apathy is resented in the west
every reader of western newspapers knows,
and it shows very strongly in a negative way
by the warm western appreciation of any
practical evidence of sympathy with the fair
that has been furnished by, well-known indi
viduals in the east, such as Mr. Depew and
Mr. William Stetnway. That this -sectional
feeling is sentimental does not make it at all
less important; and the interest of this city in
the success of the fair, as we have just been
shown, is an extremely practical interest.
The "Sob" of The Times' Article.
It happens that a way is open by which the
"solidity" of the country and the interest of
New York in particular in the fair may be
manifested. The stock of the Chicago fair is
now in the market. Exactly what amount is
still disposable we are not informed. At any
rate the amount is by no means as great as the
stake of New York in the success of the fair.
It shuuld all be taken here, and taken at once.
The chamber of commerce is perhaps the nat
ural organ of the business of New York in a
case like this, which involves primarily the
Would Be an Olive Branch.
The chamber in conjunction with the Pro
duce Exchange, the relat ions of which with
Chicago and the agricultural west are es- j
pecially close, and with the Stock Exchange,'
in which the whole system of inland transpor
tation is represented, should be able to absorb
all the remaining stock of the Chicago fair.
Nothing would go further than such action to
insure the success of the fair. It is not an un
important consideration that nothing would
go further than snch action to dissipate local
jealousy and sectional ill-will. j
WORK AT THE FAIR SITE.
Three Thousand Men Making Things Hum
j . for a Month.
1 Chicago, Xov. 7. More work was done
on the World's fair grounds during Octo
ber than during" any corresponding
period since operations were commenced.
About 8.000 wen were kept busy daring
the entire month, and they made a re
markable showing in the progress of the
buildings. In every department gratify
ing progress was made. Superintendent
Geraldins'a report shows that 8,241.431
feet of lumber ware used in the buildings.
This was mote than the combined
amounts that had been put into them
daring all the preceding months, for
only 6,456.913 feet had been used to Oct. 1.
Same Details of the Work.
Sine operations were commenced at
Jackson park 8,078 carloads of material
have been delivered to the contractors.
Six miles of electric line wire was strong
to furnish light to the buildings in order
to enable contractors to work an extra
shift of men. In docking around
the lagoons 60,000 piles were driven.
Three miles of track for delivering lum
ber were laid, tasking fourteen miles in
all in the park. The temporary power
house was completed that will famish
power for three 1,000,000 gallon pumps
for fire protection.
Doings mt the Gardeners,
r Gardeners in the landscape department
stripped thre acras of sodding from the
Improved section of the park and laid it in
Midway olaisance. Twelve acres of ground
were put In condition for planting flowers
and shrubs in the spring, and three miles
of park road were built. Since the World's
fair directors took possession of Jackson
park 1,123,073 cubic yards of earth have
Stale Buildings Lagging.
Only one department ot the World's
fair work enn be said to bejagging. That
is the erection of state buildings. Much
valuable time has been lost by the boards
appointed in the different states to put
Dp these buildings at the fair. Although
many of the states made appropriations
for their buildings more than six months
ago, not one of them has yet let a con
tract or done anything on tbe exposi
tion grounds toward getting their head
RECIPROCITY WITH CUBA.
Bow It Is Affecting Onr Trade with
Washington, Nov. 7. A statement
made by the Ward line ot steamers of
shipments from York to Havana for the
two months during which the reciprocity
treaty has been in operation shows that
the shipments of articles embraced in that
treaty have been ae least three times as
great as before its negotiation. Among
the articles are the following, the first
figures giving the shipments in the tw
months of 1890 and tbe last of 189k
Potatoes S9,l34 bbls., against 56.397 bblai
iard 11,533 tierces, against. 15.M5 tierces;
lard 980 cases, against 5,793 cases; hams
1,322 tierces, against 1,655 tierces; her
ring 1,080 boxes, against 13.353 boxes;
pears-1,323 bbls., against 8.47d bbls.;
oats 150 bags, against 1.6M bass; apples
768 bbls , against 7,590 bbls.
The Prospect Tor Floor.
The steamship company reports that
since the treaty went into effect it has had
to charter three extra steamers, besides
the regular sailings, and that every ship
without exception has gone out fuIL The
shipments of machinery for the manufac
ture of sugar have been greater than ever
before known. The company repo rts that
the leading provision merchant in Havana
estimates that when the treaty provisionjas
t j the reduction of the duty on flour takes
place Jan. 1 next the imports from the
United States to Cuba will reach 1,000,000
barrels per annum, or more than double
the present consumption.
LITERALLY TORN TO PIECES.
A Man Who Tried to Remove an fnex
ploded Dynamite Charge.
Leadville, Colo., Nov. 7. A terrible
accident occurred at the Busk tunnel,
near here at 11 o'clock Thursday night.
The news was at once telegraphed to
Leadville and a corps of physicians was
sent over. They found that one man had
been instantly killed and five others terri
bly injured, two ot them fatally. The ac
cident occurred at tbe heading of the
Busk tunnel where eight men were at
work drilling. A shot ot giant powder
had failed to explode, andpne. of the men.
attempted to remove it.
The Karnes of the Victims.
A terrible explosion followed. Bob
Wilkinson was nearest the hole, and was
instantly killed, being literally torn to
pieces. Five others were seriously hurt.
The two of tbem most seriously hurt were
Ray Bailey and Gas Johnson. Johnson
died at 8 o'clock p. tn. The others in
jured are as follows: A. S. Stewart, injured
Internally; Robert Swan, right leg broken
and internal injuries; Jack Scott, both
legs broken add badly cut abmt the head.
FIENDISH REVENGE OF A WIFE.
She roars Boiling Water on Her Sleep
Memphis, Nov. 7. Pony Saunders, a
well-known saloonkeeper and politician,
died in St, Joseph's hospital yesterday of
injuries inflicted by his wife. Last
Wednesday Mrs. Saunders, suspecting
her hu&baod's infidelity, went to Pearl
Willis' house and found lira in the
woman's room. She gave Pearl a terrible
beating. Mrs. Saunders then returned
home and when her husband came in
hewted a kettle of water. Mr. Saunders
went to sleep and was awakened by his
wife pouring boiling water on the lower
part of his body. Ho was horribly
scalded and taken to tbe hospital. He be
came delirious and Thursday jumped
from the second story ot the building
breaking both legs.
DASTARDLY MURDER OF A GIRL.
Shot Dead Because She Would Not Marry
ST. PAITL. Nov. 7. Andrew Kohler, who
has been courting Vioule Dree for some
time, and been refused several times by
her, last night appeared at her home and
demanded an interview. Wheu alone
with her be drew a revolver and said-
"You must take your choice me oi
death." She thought it was a joke, and
laughingly said: ''I'll take death ia mine."
He .fired, tbe bullet piercing her right
breast, killing berinstautly. Kohler fled,
and is being pursued by the police,
Early British Radicals.
London, Nov. 7. When the fire oc
curred in the palac of the Prince of
Wales at bandringhain tbe mayor of
King's Lynn, Norfolk, tba nearest town.
reponded to a call for help by sending the
fire brigade of that town to aid in sup
pressing tbe flames. This was a violation
of the local by-laws, which prohibit the
brigade from leaving the ows limit.,
Tbe radicals of the vicinity have raised
an issue on tbe mayor's action, and ar.
seeking to have him formally censured-
The President Invited to Savannah.
Washington, Nov. 7. A delegation
from Savannah, Ga., beaded by Senator
Colquitt and Mayor McDonough, called
on the president yesterday, and orged him
to visit bavannah, (ia., curing tbe coming
winter. The delegation's appeal was
strengthened by a telegram from A. E
Buck and other prominent Republicans
urging tbe president to accept. The pres
ident said be would visit Savaunan as
requested if he conld possibly do so.
Rev. Hughes on American Morality. ,
Losdok, Nov. 7. Tbe Rev. Hugh Price
Hughes, in a final letter on the Ecumen
ical conference in Washington, dwells
upon the existence of "sweating," starva
tion, and immorality in American cities,
in which respect he says tba American
cities are equal to the Koglish cities.
- Abbreviated telegrams.
Dfetator FtHmeen, of Brazil, proposes to
banish everybody, who declines to give an
adlAsiott to tbe republic
Joseph Kistler, of West McGregor, In,
blew out his brains rather than to be ar
rested for selling liquor.
Eight hundred, men struck against a re
duct ion of wages la 'Jones & McLaugh
lin's mills at Pittsburg.
Weis Bros., wholesale dry gnods, of
Galveston, Tex , have failed, with liabili
ties estimated at $750,000.
Paul D. Carpenter, son of the late Sena
tor Carpenter, of Wisconsin,' has joined
the Roman Catholic church.
A drunken woman threw a lamp at
Patrick Maguire at New York, and ha
was burned so badly that he died.
Senator Frank Hiscock denies that ha
has been tendered tbe position in the cab
inet vacated by Secretary Proctor. ,
If the prohibitory law is repealed In
Iowa two large breweries which were
closed -at Sioux City will be opened
again. r -
Acting Secretary Spaulding has ordered
that machinery intended for making bett
sugar be admitted into the United States
free of duty.
Tbe strike at the St. Louis Stamping
company's mills, tbe Niedringhaus plant,
has been declared off, and the men have
gone to work.
The District of Columbia has decided to
ask congress for an appropriation of $50,
000 to enable it to make a creditable ex
hibit at the World's fair.
It is lielieved in Tennessee that as soon
as the released convicts are "rounded up"
they will ba returned to Bricevi lie under
military protection and the stockade re
built There are. 16V important steam naviga
tion companies in the world, of which tbe
English own . sixty-four, the French
thirty-five and tbe Germans twelve. In
the United States there are fifteen.
At San Francisco Mrs. Calvin Somers
charges that the late Judge Edmunds was
bribed to assign a land case to Judge
Levy, and that tbe latter was also bribed
to decide the case forthe defendants.
The supporting columns for the For
estry building, at the World's fair, are to
be trunks of trees with the bark on
Chief Buchanan has requested each state
to furnish three trunks of trees for this
THE MARKETS. ,
Chicago, Nov. C. 1
Board of trade quotations for toiay were
as follows: Wheat No. 2 November, opened
Mlc, closed tWH" December, opened 94c. '
closed Sisc; Kay, opened tL04; closed S1.04S&.
Cora No. 2. October, opened 84)4c, closed
54c; November, opened 46ic closed 47c
year. opened Ulic closed 44Js Oats No- 2
November, opened 3c, closed 32V4c; Decem
ber, opened 81?6c. closed S34c; May, opened '
3J?g, closed ac. Pork December, opened .
and closed J8.4U; January, opened and closed '
tll.31; May. opened and closed 811-65.
Lard December, opened 8.1 Btossrt -S-5-
, . e-'XT -
Live stock Price at the Cnion Stock '
yards ranged as follows: Hogs Market
active on packing and shipping account; feel
ing steady at late decline of Thursday; sales '
ranged at . $2.4033.70 pigs, $3. 423.80 light. .
f3.u&3.KU rough packing. (3.6V&4.2S mixed,
and t3.8j4t4.3o heavy packing and shipping 1
lota. . j. .
Cattle Market rather active on local and
shipping accouot, feeling lather weak; prices
favored buyers; quotations ranged at
prime to shipping steers, $4-3 &5.90 good to
fancydo$A0Uii4.i0conimon tofairdo.$AdOJ4.25 .
butchers' steers, Sl.fco&iOJ stockers, S2.0Ua.U0
Texans, raugers $X50ft&25 feeders, -
J1.5U3 .50 cows, $lpJ.7d bulls, and 2.5Ut5.00
veal calves, . . .
theep Market fairly active, and prices un
changed; quotations range! at $&SUSl.7d
westerns, 13)35,10 natives, an! S&50&5.S0
Produce: Butter Fancy separator. 28c ner
lb; dairiis, lancy, fresh. Si&Sic; packing'
stocks, fresh. Malic. Egs Fresh candled -
loss off, He per diz; ice house stock, lS&l&Hc
Live poultry Old chickens, 7f4aac per lb-
spring, Sc roosters: 6c: mixed turkeys, J10c;
ducks, mixed, geese, t"x504J1.5) per dm.
Potatoes Home grown. 4050c per sack; Wis-
consin and Michigan common, 2025e: good to
choice. 3U433c per bu: eweet potatoes, Illinois.
Sl.Ja.l.5U per bbl: Jerseys, $2. 502.75. Apples
Common, SL2S&1.5'i per bbl: good. Jl.TiiiOJ;
choice to fancy, ti.i"iiaa Cranberries-Cape '
Cod, fancy, i6.io&7.uo per bbl; Jerseys, (5.76A
Nrw York, Nov. s.
Wheat No. 2 red winter cash- tlMoKi
November, J1.0B: December. (1.074; Janu- -uiry,
$l.iw?. Corn No. 2 mixed cash. Tbe;
November. Oijtk; December. itAg.-; January.
6 inc. Uats-guiet but steady: No. 2 mixed
cash, 3U(i,;4c: December, tftr. January, 3kc.
live In more demand anJ tinner; fl.ulta
l.34for the whole ranje. Btrley Strong;
western for export. CTi-.-. I'ors Sioderate-
ly active and steady: new ra.-ss easier, tl'UTa.
lJird vuirt; December. l.4 : January. gtUiL.
Live Mock: Cattle Trading dull and com- ,
men cattle Mild at a sliicht decline; poorest
to bent native steers, (3.3I&5.75 per luO lln:
Colorado, $.ui&44.j; balls and dry cows.
-oHv.ia. c?urrH ina mmn ueep steaay;
iambs dull at a decline of fc per lb; sheep,
ti.fttt4.25 per Hi) lbs; lambs, S4.75a5.7U.
Hogs Nominally steady; live hogs. atAujA
i:ji per ltOlba.
PUREST A1ID BEST,
TBE PRICE OF OTHER BRANDS. .
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