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Rock Island Daily
VOL. XL NO. 45.
KOCK ISLAND, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER IG, 1891. TEN PAGES.
Singl CopI5 Cetts
Per Week. 13 Cent
All Dressed Up in their Holiday Clothes.
New Stock.-New Men.-New Capital
HERE TO STAY AND BETTER THAN EVER.
THE NEW LONDON CLOTHING CO.,
WILL START THE U ALL ROLLING.
Men's Overcoats at a bargain.
Storm Overcoat, - - $ 5 00 Tor $ 190
Chinchilla Overcoats, - . - 7 50 3.00
Dress Box Overcoats, - - 10 00 ' 6 00
Dress Overcoat', all Shades, the Crown, 15.00 " 9 78
Irish Frieze Overcoats. - - IS.OO ." 1150
j Men s Overcoats at a bargain.
Men's Suits at a bargain.
! Good Substantial Suits,
rJ) Elegant Suits, Sacks and Cutaways,
J Elegant Dress Suits, in Many Styles,
C Suits eold the world over.
Genuine Tailor-Made Suits,
$ 6.C0 for $ 2.10
9.00 " 5 00
12 00 " 7.65
15.00 " 10.00
2000 " 14.00
Men s Suits at a bargain.
Mens Pants at a bargain.
$0 75 for $045;
1.00 " .59
2.00 " 1.00
2.10 " 1.500
4 00 " 2.50
All Wool Pants,
press Pants, Wool and Worsted,
Men's Pants at a bargain.
i Furnishing Goods at a bargain.
3 Ply Linen Collars,
Wire Buckle Suspender?,
$0 15 for $0,021
.25 " .09
.75 " .39;
$100 to 1.25 " .67'
Furnishing Goods at a bargain.
WANTS IT PERFECT.
Senator Cuilom Working at the
A BUDGET OP CHANGES PE0P0SED.
An immense line ot Boys and Children's
Clothing almost at YOUR OWN PRICE.
For the Holiday Trade at the ONE PRICE
ew London O0 C0fflPany-
We have yet about $12,000 worth of goods of the former stock, odds and ends, to
which we will continue to apply the knife.untildisposed of.
Sfhfmp for Hailway Men to Vote on a Cai
Coupler Tlie Chinese iiovernment TelH
Why It Will Not Be at the World's Fail
Representative M ills' llltics Simp
on Not Happy Over ren"er' Latent
3love Silver Men to Confer National
' Washixgton.Doc. 1. The bill to amend
the interstate commcrrc law introduced
in the senate yesterday by Culluni aims tc
perfect all' the imperfections that have
lieen discovered in the law. Section 8 cl
the act, providing for the printing and
posting of (schedules of rates, fares and
fhaixtes. is amended so as to provide that
i vory conimcn carrier subject to the pro
visions of the act shall print and keer,
open to public inspection schedules show
ing 1 he r;:les and fares for the transport
lion of passengers and property which any
common carrier has established,. and which
are in force at the time upon its route.
hhipmetits TlirougH Foreign Counties.
Common carriers receiving freight in the
I'nited States to le carried through a fop
eign country to any place in the I'nited
States are also compelled to print and
keep open to public inspection at every
depot or office where such freight is re
ceived for shipment, schedules showing
the through rales established by ihe ci .li
mon carriers m all points beyond the for
eign country to which it accepts freight fot
shipment: and any freight, shipped from
tiie I'nitetl S.ates through a foreign conn
try into Ihe United States, ihe through
rate on which shall not have been made
public as required by the act. must. ln-fort
it can he admitted into the United States
from the foreign country, be subject to cits
toms duties as if the freight were of for
Notice of Change In Kates.
It is also provided in the sixth section
that ten days' public notice of advance in
rates and three davs" notice of reduc
tion in rates shall Ik- given, and that the
published rate must not be deviated from.
Copies of schedules of rates, fares ami
charges, of contracts and agreements ai.d
joint tariffs, it is provided, must le filed
with the commission. Neglect or refusal
to file or publish rates, fares and charges
makes liable stoppage of all traffic on tht
line of the offending common carriers.
An Kxtended Line of Kvidenee.
f?tatistics. labels and figures as contained
in the annual reports of carriers to the
commission.it is provided.are to Vie received
as prima facie evidence, and copies of. ot
extracts from, and schedules, tariffs, con
tracts, agreements, arrangements or re
port, certified by the secretary of t he com
mission, are to lie received in evidence.
The commission is empowered to inves
tigate any complaint forwarded by the
railroad commissioner or railroad commis
sion of any state or territory, and it m.y
also institute any inquiry of its own
motion in the same manner and to the
same enect as tnougn complaint naci uvea
Other Point of Amendment
Provision is also made for the manner ot
admitting evidence and conductiiiK inves
tigations. Carriers found to he violat ing,
the law are to be notified to desist or make
reparation for injury. Punishment for
violation of the law is to lie obtained
through United States circuit courts, on
certification of the commission, according
to ordinary law practice. The accused
common carrier is given the right to de
mand trial by jury. Full power is given
for the collection of judgments.
The bill provide s that district at
torneys may represent the interstate
commerce commission in certain cases, and
the commission is given authority to em
ploy other counsel.
AH SIN WILL STAY AWAY.
Why China Will Not Take Tart in the
Washington. Dec. Id. The Chinese em
pire has officially not i lied 1 he state depart
ment that it will lake no part in the
World's fair. The einK-ror holds that it
his subjects arc good enough to come to
the Columbian exposition they are good
enough to be admit ted to the United States
at all other times. This ultimatum was
delivered to t lie state department through
Minister Detiby. Mr." Hitchcock, rcpre
sentating tl.c exposition, has leen working
hard to jiersuade t he-empire to take lart in
Would If nmillMte Chinamen.
At the final conference held tietween the
commissioner ami the Chinese authorities
the emperor made known his position. The
emperor's grounds for declining to send an
exhibit are that the I'nited States has dis
criminated against the citizens of the em
pire, and that, the Chinese could not conic
to the exposition without Wing put in the
humiliating attitude of needing a special
passport to be granted by special act of
; -. . To Vote on a Car Coupler.
""Washington-, Dec. 10. The question of
car coupler has been long ln-fore the inter
state commerce commission, and much
testimony heard, no two witnesses agree
ing as to which coupler was best and safest
tfo handle. Cuilom introduced a bill in the
senate yesterday providing that the rail
way companies vote on the question, one
iote being given each company for
each freight car in use, and each
train man being also given a vote..
The conpler receiving the highest number
oi votes m excess ot o v.oou is to oe ac
cepted as the standard. If no coupler re
ceives Snu.OlHi votes then the matter is to be
decided by a commission of five expert to
be appointed by the president.
Fefler Disgust Jerry himpnon.
VTABlllNGTOS, Dec. 16. Senator Peffer
lias incurred the displeasure of the other
Alliance members of congress by his action
in accepting committee assignments from
the Republican majority of the senate.
Jerry Simpson is particularly angry, and
when asked what the Alliance thought of
the senator's action he said with considera
ble emphasis: "I told that old demagogue
be ought to be careful, but it seems he has
gone over to the enemy."
Mlver Men to Hold a Meeting.
Washington, Dec, it;. The Hon. A. J.
Warner, chairman of the national silver
committee, has called a meeting of the
committee here for .Tan. !V. General War
ner says in his call that in view of the
probable action of congivss at its present
session on the silver question the meet
ing of the committee will be an important
one. It is ralievmi that the disposition of
a majority in bo! h houses of congress is
favorable .o the t -kll remonctization of sil
ver. Proceed i n ! In the Senate.
Washington, Dec. lfi. Hills were intro
duced in the senate yesterday: To pro
mote and encourage the display of the na
tional ensign; to erect a statue of Coin m
bus: amending the interstate law; to con
nect T.ako Krie and the Ohio river; to pro
vide rations front the war department -for
the Grand Army encampment in ISirJ.
Senator Morrill, of Vermont, was appointed
a regent of the Smithsonian institute.
Mills Ouite 111 with l.a Grippe.
Washington, Dec. V. Congressman R.
Q. Mills, of Texas, is quite ill with the
grip at Willard's hotel. Mills has lieea
confined to his room for nearly a week. Dr.
Sowers, the attending physician, has called
in Dr. Hyatt, a specialist in this city, who
pronounced Mills' luntrs somewhat affect eti.
Pneumonia was feared, but the physicians
now say that the danger is pa.st.
Approve! the Committee Assignments.
Washington, Dec. 1. The Republican
senators had a caucus yesterday and ap
proved the list of committee assignments
prejwmtl in the caucus committee. The
senators composing the Democratic caucus
or steering committee also hel l a short
session prior to the meeting of the senate,
but their work was not completed.
1elieiniis Avernus" Where
l'rinee f Wales Will Dance.
I.ONiHiN, Dec. Hi. The Prince of Wales
yesttrday arrived at Wellieck Abliey. near
Worksop. Nottinghamshire, the seat of the
duke and duchess of Portland, famous all
the world over for its mysterious under
ground domains. There will be a series of
magnificent entertainments, including an
underground lill, during the prinv'a
stay at Wellieck Abbey. A special corre
spondent of The Daily Telegraph, of this
cily, has had the honor of Wing one of the
chosen few who has inspected these under
ground mysteries, anil descriles a ball he
witnessed in these subterranean apart
A Delightful Hole In the Ornnnd.
He says: "The descent tothisdeliciousAver
nushas lieen so easy, theelegance of these
vast apartments so completelydispels ideas
of vault, catacombs, cellars, and other hor
rid places, that really when a lady begs her
partner to onen the window so that she
may strengthen her faith by looking at the
garden mold outside, one half expects him
to throw oiien some secret casement and
disclose the blackness, not of earth, but of
heaven. Moreover, the'airis delightfTTTTy "
warm, owing to the hundreds of concealed
hot water pipes, while the myriad sky
openings make ventilation absolutely per
fect. Worksop Will Be a Gay Tlace..
"It is wonderful, too, how the advan
tages of underground dwellingvjcome for
ward. The dwellers in caves, hermits,
and smugglers of all nations,
the Swiss family Robinson, and
even Hans Christian Andersen's self
ish mole, are cited as persons who were to
been vied forf requenting habitations which,
unlike those of the lri in rose league, were
never in evidence." Worksop has Iw-en
lavishly decorated in honor of the
l'rinee of Wales' visit and a grand
round of festivities is anticipated. Upon
his arrival at that place the prince was
met by a deputation of citizens, headed by
the local authorities, who accorded a warm
welcome to the heir apparent.
A CRANK OF THE MIDDLE AGES.
He Took the Metropolitan Opera Hons
at otham for a Castle.
Nkw Voi:k. Dec. Hi. -As Officer Wilbur,
of the West Thirt icth street station, walked
up Hroatlway he saw a man raggedly
dressed pounding on the main entrance of
tin-Metropolitan Opera house. The man
did not appear to be intoxicated. Vint he
was talking aloud. When Wilbur got
within a few steps lie heard the man cry:
Vhat ho. within' there! Ix-t down the
''Come, move on." said Wilbur.
The man turned, and with a troubled
air said: '-Good morrow, sir. Art thou
the seneschal of the castle? Ts the good
Sir Kdward at homey At the main portal,
here, thev let not the drawbridge down.
Art thou the guardian of the gate?""
Till- Good Sir Ftluard Had Moved.
''No. sir: I'm the guardian of the jH-ace,"
replied ihe officer, "and I want you to
"Nay. good mam unhand me. Such
conduct is unbecoming of tlu-e. The good
Sir Kdward will not warrant such net ion."
L "That may Ik-," said the officer as they
walked down Rroamvay, "but Sir Ldward
does not live there any more. That draw
bridge is out of order and has not been
opened since the king died. Sir Kdward
lives in a white bouse on West Thirtieth
street now, with green lights iu front oi
He Wanted His Coach and Four.
The man appeared satisfied with this ex
planation and walked to the station house
quietlv. There he gave his name as Sir
Hubert- Waldron, and called upon the mas
ter of the household to announce his arri
val. "And whither wend we now our
way?" asked Waldron as the prisoners were
marched out of the station later.
"To the court," was the reply.
All the way to Jefferson Market Wal
dron persisted in demanding his coach and
four, which he said was stabled at the Ho
tel Marllioi-ough. He was remanded foi
examination as to his sanity.
The Strike of Telegraphers.
Df.NVEK, Colo., Dec. 16. A special U
Ihe Republican from Albuquerque, N. M.,
States if the situation in the strike of the
telegraphers on the A. and P. road was
changed at all yesterday it assumed a more
serious aspect. The switchmen and brake
men, firemen and engineers have taken up
the cause of the strikers because it has
been reported that the company would
Mr "scabs'' to till the vacancies.
The Democrats etirrii-d Host on for mayor
their candidate, Matthews, getting 15,086
Cyrus W. Field is improving rapidly. A
marked change for the better has been ex
perienced. The western waterways convention is in
session at Kansas City, with too delegates
Kdward M. Field was indicted by the
New York grand jury on the charge of
The villages adjacent, to Colima, Mex.-,
are threatened with destruction by vol
From present indications Governor St.
John will again lie the Prohibition candt
date for president.
William F. tiennings, one of the most
prominent Republicans in Virginia, died
at Richmond of heart disease.
Freda, the wife of Max Hlack, of New
York, and her 4-year-old boy were mur
dered in their home by a roblier.
(iovernor-eiect McKinley is confined to
his lied with la grippe ami complication,
lie is not allowed to see any one.
The parent of Henry Ij. Xorcross hav
positively identified the head ofthebomb
thrower, in the New York morgue, as their
Alfred Down, colored, is to be hanged at
Charlotte. N. C, on Friday, for burglary,
lie broke into a residence and stole a syr
inge. All the dispatchers and operators on the
Atlantic and Pacific road from Albu
querque, N. M., to Mojave, Cal., have quit
Hadfielil iv- Co., of Waukesha, Wis.,
have assigned. The assets are 100,000, and
it is expected that creditors will not lose
Senator Hawley's wife is dangerously ill
at Washington. A surgical operation on
an abscess was performed recently and the
issue, is awaited with great anxiety.
The compositors on The Times, Record,
Inquirer nnd North American, Philadel
phia, struck for 4.i cents per 1,000. All ex
cept The Record conceded the demand.
The Record is working with non-union
The grip is pjaying havoc all over the
country. North of the Ohio river, in nearly
all the great cities, the cases are mimbeietl
by thousands, ami smaller places are not
neglected. There is also much pneumonia
ami typhoid, with the diphtheria doing
deadly work in localities here and there.
Chicago Dec 15.
Following were the quotations on the boar-!
of trade to-day: Wheat Dt-ceinber, opened
Kise, closed 91!4c; January, opened ftc,
closed ft-'lijr?: May, opened 87- closed 7-o.
Corn December, opened 54c closed Slta
January, opened 4014c close I 45c; Mar:
opened and closed 4Tc. Oaia December"
opened $.'-?4c, closed &:H:: January, opened
SSC closed SJVc: May. opened and closed
X!4c Pork Detember, opened and closed
Jb.l.'i: Jauuary, opened $W.S5. cloeed SlO.Kfc
May. o;ened $U.32V. cloed tll.40. Lard
January, opened and closed $1.U.
Live Stock Price at the Union Stork yards
ranted as follow: Hogs Market acti
and tlrm: prices rather favor fellers, especial
ly for the better )Tial tit sales fanned at $.)
pitfs. $3.a&l.t light. i3.&u3.ti5 rough
packing. H..SV2-1.7.5 mixed, and f3.65&3.M
heavy packing and shipping lots.
Cattle Market rather active on local
and ehippinc account, and feeling strong
er; prices 5(2 MV higher, especially on better
qialilies:quotatiou ranged at $5.713.15 choic
to extra shipping Meers. $4-BJG-M good
to choice do. 4.m,it4.7i fair t-.i good, J3.UI
6,3. S 1 common to me liuin do. $3.Wd4.S5 butcn
m' steers. Jl.HnaA) stokers. $2.0tk3.UJ
Tezans. SS.6&3WI ranger. S2.5U&4 4H food-
ers. tl.M j;t.Vi cows. Jl.:2.7.i bulls, and
Mieep-MarWet rather quiet an I price
unchanged: notations ranged at KlSOj
4.ISU westerns, So.4'jj,4.9U natives, and $3.au&&u5 -lambs.
Produce: Butter Fancy separator. 284c per
lb; dairies, fancy, fresh. iAj,n-. packing stock,
fresh, 148.1'"ic. Ek-rs Fresh candied, loss off,
4t2tVac per 6ok ice bouse stock, l'ij,18'-c.
Live poultry Old hens. Be ier lb: spring, ire
roosters, 4o; mixed turkeys. OjjklOo
ducks, mixed, c; gease, S5.0U55..Ttl per do.
Potatoes Home grown, 4t4iAic per sack: Wis
consin and Michigan, commo.i to fair, &kc;
go. d to choice, :1:c per bn: ve-t ii t
Illinois. $i-UtJ.'ii per b )1: Jerseys. $2-iii
lancy, $3.?-V Apples t'l.-mmtm. i 1 . t ift
1.5i per bhi; g kxI. !.; o i..- iM; ea -e e ti. a-e-y,
J'.ii,(j.'.i. ratibtr: ics Cp-- Cot. ;i ji e
S.30 per iibl: iiini-ii per bot:,.Iei'e Mt.u
New Yohiv. Der. IV
Wheat No. 2 red wm'er t 'i. tl. A
Mfl'-s: January, ii.l'5-i February. il.'7!i;
March. JUS'S. Corn No. - imxr.t citsu,
ftitiilc; December. 60,: Jr.uuury. -16c;
Feuruary. 540. Oat Dull but it a ly: No. 3
mixed 1 ash. tOitto'c: January. -.,.!a.-: May.
al4C. Rye--Nominal: whole rnu-e.
6jUVs- Barley-Weak; . - .Milwaukee,
7ii74 Pons iuil: .moderatly active and
steady; new mess. il". l. i-ard- Stuiei: Jan
uary i6.4': February. $iL.V.
l.iv; St H-K: Cat tie -Market weak; no trad
ing iu beeves; ires-ed beef, lower, native sides,
KW.fiB si: p.:r lb. siht-ep and Lnmbs sUoep,
1111rr.i t stea:i; lambs, weak; sheets $--5J
tit per 1UI lbs la iu tai. . i Sslti. '.K. Hog
Nominal.? steaiy; live hots. t.Jj.4.tS par
iLesw than Half the price
of other kinds. .
A Tkixl will prove this.
Q aarters, Sc.
fiold by Oroceis
j is Csna OBiJr