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Rock Island Daily
XL. NO. 106.
HOCK 3 ISLAND, FRIDAY, FEBBUABY 26, 1892.
Per We.k Is Cents
taoney in Your Pocket
By Buying Goods
At This Sale.
TURMOIL IN BERLIN
Riot Reigns in the Capital
A MOB OF WOEmOMHJ AT LAEGE.
jilt Mu yJisfa &..g!
THE LONDON under the new manage
ment will give you less BLOW and BLUSTER
and BETTER VALUE FOR YOUR MONEY
than heretofore. THE LONDON undpr
the new management is strictly One Price
and No Deviation.
ALL GOODS POSITIVELY AS ADVERTISED.
Our Mr. M. C. Rice is now in the eastern mar-
ets buying our Grand Stock for this spring, and we
e will, without doubt, show you the finest line of
Nothing and Furnishing Goods ever brought to this
ty, and at lower prices than ever known of in Rock
We have not near enouge room for our
Of nice new
Spring Clothing and Furnishing Goods
Which will be coming in a very short time,
and we must unload our present stock in
order to get room. We will save you from
25 to 50 per cent on every purchaseloss
not taken into consideration, as we must
move the goods. What is our loss is your gain.
Thousands of Starving Tollers March to
the Palace to See the Emperor Fierce
Battle with the Police Resulting in
the Dispersion of the Rioter. The Tu
mult iieti s Fresh Start at Night, and
the Mob Pillages Beer and Bread Shop.
Hundreds Arrested, Many Being
'Women Ominous of Revolution.
Berlin-, Feb. 26. The rioting in this
city yesterday was not ended by the re
pulse of the mob which went to demand
audience with the emperor at the ancient
palace of the Hohenzollerns yesterday aft
ernoon. As the news flew from street to
street in the working-men's quarters it was
like an electric thrill and it looked like the
spirit of '48 had taken possession of the
people. Men rushed from their homes to
the scene while women begged them not
to go and children added their appeals.
Not all the women, however, were peace
fully inclined; some, emulating the
women of Paris during the reiprn of terror
urged the men to go and strike for exist
ence. Turbulence Increases with Burliness.
As darkness came on the mob increased
in numbers and grew more dangerous in
temper. The various bands must have
numbered several thousand. They had
no organized leadership, but they held
Tirtual possession of the eastern quarters
of Berlin, especially of Frankfurter and
Weissenberger streets. The whole police
force of Berlin was called out, under orders
to go to any extremity to suppress the ris
ing. The working people were not san
guinary, but they were resolute. They op
posed the police stubbornly, and refused
to disperse. They gathered in a large body
on the Frankfurter strasse, with the inten
tion of marching toward the palace.
Two of the Rioters Shot.
Near Kaiser strasse a severe conflict took
place. The police used their weanons nn-
paringly.while the people were but poorly
prepared to meet the solid attack of the
well-armed notice force. Thev WtloH
bravely, however, with sticks and anv
other weapons that they happened to have.
A carpenter with a hammer brought down
more than one of the police, but at lencrth
fell himself, severely wounded by a re
volver bullet. One of the sturdiest of the
mob was a Brandon berg blacksmith who
with no weapon but his fists resisted half
a dozen policemen in their efforts to maka
mm a prisoner. A terrible blow from his
right arm nearly killed one of his assailants,
ana provoked tliem into shooting him
down. He was borne to a hospital severe
ly u not fatally wounded.
Pillaged the Bake Shops.
In Grnenerweig strasse the mob attack'
ed the beer houses and shops, demanding
bread aud beer. Thev pillaged the bake
snops and divided the bread among all
who wanted. The half famished people
seixed and devoured the food with a wolf-
ishneas which was eloquent of their mis
ery and hunger. Some men left the mob
and hurried home with loaves in their
arms to their starving families. Others
sat down on the street and banqueted on
the spoils. At Elizabeth strasse the police
topped a man who was hurrying along
with loaves clasped in his arms. He fell
on his knees and begged to be allowed
to pass. "My children have had nothing
to eat since Tuesday," he cried. They had
Other work to attend to and allowed him
Beer Makes Them More Reckless.
The beer obtained from the plundered
bear shops inflamed the excitement and
made many more reckless. The rioters
spread into different parts of the city and
some of the more violent endeavored to or
ganize an attack on the garrison, but the
populace were not ready for this. The
conflict raged between the police and the
mob, the former gradually gaining
ground. The police were directed with
much judgment and skill, their instruc
tions being to aim for the capture, or it
necessary, the killing, of those who ap
peared to be leaders.
The Military Not Engaged.
Hundreds were wounded more or less-
severely, and a multitude of prisoners
taken and lodged under a strong guard in
the cells. The military remained under
anas, but took no part in the struggle.
This course is said to have been followed
hy the direct orders of the kaiser, who was
made aware of the situation as soon as the
riot broke out, and commanded that the
military should not interfere unless the
police prove themselves unable to cope
vnta tne moD.
Some Suggestive Rumors.
It is intimated that the authorities were
afraid to use the troops, for fear they
would fraternise with the mob. On the
other hand it is claimed that the riot was
preconcerted a regular conspiracy. Oth
ers declare it spontaneous, and as such
only more significant of the condition of
affairs. The riot was finally Quelled, and
late at night Berlin was quiet but apprehensive.
the wrongs wmcn tne wort men coini;;am
of and promote immediately the legisla
tion necessary to redress their grievances.
No Comfort from forckenbeck.
The deputation called upon the burgo
master at his official residence and an
nounced that they came to visit the burgo
master on behalf of many thousands of
unemployed people in Berlin, and that
they wanted him to intercede with the
emperor on their behalf. Forckenbeck, by
the way, is an extreme Liberal, almost a
socialist in fact, but in spite of his well
Known political sympathies, recognizing
the fact that the situation was a very dan
gerous one, ne refused to receive the dele
gation, sending them a message to the
effect that in his opinion the workmen had
better return peaceably to their homes, as
there was nothing to be gained by a
uomonsirauon similar to tne one he un
derstood they were contemplating.
'Workmen Howl with Rage.
With this communication the delegates
returned to Lip's brewery, where they an
nounced to their comrades, who by that
time numbered fully 5,000 men, the disap
pointing result of their mission. Themes
sage of the burgomaster was received by
the workmen with howls of rage and
storms of bitter execration mingled with
yells of "Let's go to the ministry of com
merce." "Let '8 march in a body to the
reichstag and demand redress." and. final
ly, with the shout of "Let's appeal in per
son to the emperor." This last suggestion
caused such a howl from the assemblage
that it must have been beard for miles
Bound to See the Kaiser Billy.
''To the castle," was the cry. "Lets tear
down the gates, if necessary, and see the
emperor." Thereupon steps were imme
diately taken to gather the great body of
workmen into some sort of order, the
socialistic portion of those present show
ing themselves to be admirably ready to
convert an unwieldly body of shouting,
yelling excited men into parade shape.
Amidst the uproar a number of the cooler
heads and more thoughtful of the leaders
of the workmen tried, almost in vain, to
be heard. In loud and piercing tones they
implored the men not to lose their heads,
and to remember that they were but a j
small handful when measured against the
garrison and police of Berlin. Herr Kess-
ler, the noted agitator, was conspicuous in
his efforts te calm the passions of the
BEER HAD GOT IN ITS WORK.
consequently Discretion Was Not in II
Arrival at the Palace,
But the whole morning previous to the
departure of the delegates to call on the
burgomaster, and while waiting for them
to return, some of the men, at least, had
been drinking freely, and were half mad
wuu Deer ana anger at the manner in
which their delegation had been received
by Herr Forckenbeck, and the remarks 61
Herr Kessler, as well as those of other
prudent leaders of the people, were drowned
under deafening cries of: "Let's go to the
castle, to the castle; the emperor must re
ceive us." I he mention of the emperor's
name was received with bowls of derision
on all Blues, accompanied by a perfect hur
ncane or grossly insulting remarks ad'
uressea to nis majesty. The real senti
ments of the German masses seemed, for
tne nrst time, to have been expressed in
the curses and fearful insults hurled by
6,0U0 tongues at the young grandson of the
great tmperor V Uliam.
"The Marsellaise" at Berlin!
Loudly singing "La Marsellaise" they
maue tneir way tnrough the streets to the
L nter-den-Lmden, cheered on by en
couraging cries from the tens upon tens
of thousands who had heard of the dis
turbance and who were evidently, almost
to a man, la sympathy with the rioters.
In the meanwhile the police had not been
idle. They had been present among the
men at their meeting and had quietly
arrested three of the most violent of the
speakers on a charge tif "lese m&jestie."
It is estimated that fully 6,000 persons
marched through the Unter-den-Linden
and almost to the castle gates, the "Mar
eellaise" echoing into the sacred apart
ments of the emperor. At that stage of
the not many people believed that a revo
lution bad broken out in Berlin and the
wildest rumors concerning the movement
spread on all sides.
The Police Prepare for War.
The officers in command of the different
corps of the garrison were communicated
with by mounted orderlies and by wire.
i i . . .
ana bucu was tne excitement of prepara
tion for some time tii&t one would have
fancied that the people of Berlin were
rising against the emperor and his govern
ment, rrom every available Quarter da.
tachments of police were hurriedly sent
i or, arriving at the palace on the trot and
By this time the rioters had reached a
point outside the castle gates and there
they halted, sang the "Marseillaise in
thundering tones, and wildly shouted tor
the emperor to appear.
were garnered aoout tne statue ot r reaer
Ick the Great when the "Marsellaise1
Startled the good people of the neighbor
hood, it ib estimated that fully 10,000 peo
ple took part in one way and in another in
the rioting. Men were not alone in resist
ing the charges of the police women, and
even children, took part in the fray with,
as much desperation as the husbands,
fathers, and brothers, and as a result a
number of womeu are now locked up in
the same depots as the male rioters.
The Kaiser Watches and Is Silent.
While this battle was being fought
almost beneath the castle windows, Em
peror William of Germany watched the
fierce struggle. By lifting his hand he could
have put a stop to all the rioting, and by
addressing a few calming words to the
mob, promising to investigate their com
plaints, he could have sent them horn
satisfied, but he did not do it.
Cleveland at Niagara Falls.
Niagara Falls, N. Y., Feb. 86. Th
Michigan Central train bearing ex-Prest-'
dent Cleveland and party arrived here .
from Detroit at 5:15 Wednesday evening.
When the train reached here the station
was crowded. There was a rush for Mr.
Cleveland as he stepped from the train.
and for some time he was compelled to
stop and shake hands with those wha '
pressed about him.
Beat Bogardus Shooting.
Virginia, HI., Feb. 2o. George Rexroat. '
of this city, yesterday defeated Captain A.
H. lJogardus, of Lincoln, 111., in a tran-
shooting match by the score of 92 to 83.
Rexroat has been attracting a trreatdeal
of attention of late by his wonderful shoot
ing, lesterday his best record was 4J
THE FIGHT WITH THE MOB.
B- SAX. ROOK ISLAND. M. G. RICE.
THE TROUBLE IN THE AFTERNOON.
Beginning and Cause of the Demonstra
tion at the Palace. -
Bxblix, Feb. 26. A demonstration of
workingtnen was made in this city yester
day; which the officials belittle, the ex
treme political pesaiments declare to have
been lacking but little of a revolution,
and those who ' weigh matters with a
steady hand do not attempt to deny was a
serious exhibition of the state of mind of
; Wge masses of the people. The demon-
It ration originated at a meeting of about
1,000 or ,000 workmen at Lip's brewery
flaring the forenoon. The men had
gathered there to receive the report of a
deputation which they had sent to the
orgomaster, Herr Forckenbeck, asking
him to see the emperor in behalf of the
I unemployed workmen of Berlin, and to
Intercede with his majesty upon their be
half. The men wanted Herr Forckenbeck
j to ask the -emperor -to appoint a fair and
tin prejudiced commission to inquire into '
A Wild Time In Which Club. Are Tramps
So soon as the force of police on the spot
had been sufficiently reinforced a charge
upon the rioters was ordered, and then be
gan a series of the most desperate hand to
hand fights ever witnessed In the streets
of Berlin. The police, it was evident, had
received strict orders to avoid bloodshed,
but they hit right and left with the flat
of their swords, pounded away with the
stocks of their rifles, and hammered at the
rioters with batons. During the melee
the police made about 100 arrests, but each
arrest seemed to be the signal for an at
tempt at rescue upon the part of the mob,
and in some cases they tore their comrades
from the grasp of the police and carried
them away in triumph.
Beaten Back and Dispersed.
The police had during the fight continu
ally been receiving reinforcement, and it
was lucky for them that such was the case,
for when they first came in contact with
the mob the latter fought so desperately
that the police were driven back and it
began to look as if the guards at the castle
would be compelled to fire upon the mob.
These reinforcements, however, enabled
the police to beat back the rioters,
who retreated into the eastern quarters,
attacking stray b dies ef police en route,
routing quite a number of them and fight
ing desperately with the authorities at
Women Were Conspicuous.
Though it is said that no more than 5,000
Chicago, Feb. &
Following Were the OUotatinna nn thm.
board of tiade today: Wheat Fahrnarv-
opened 8140, closed Sue; March, opened SHjc.
closed c; May, opened Stic, closed -!c
Corn February, opened and clomd iu?
March, opened 41Wc. closed 41cz
opened 42Hc closed Cc. Oats-Februarv.nnen-
ed .closed c; .May, opened 314 closed 8H4c.
Pork Febraary, opened 911.00. closed $11.:
May. opened 811.85, closed (11.60. Lard
February, oie:iea $tt.KH. closed Mto.
Live stock Prices at the Union Stock yards
today ranged as follows: Hogs Market
active, principally on shipping account:
prices, 10c higher; sales ranged at t-t-lltrf
4.7a piga, fc4.44.9J light. 4.404.o rough
packing, 94.5&4.90 mixed, and 4.0j4ta.UI
heavy packing aud shipping lota.
Cattle Market fairly active on local and
shipping account, prices steady; quo
tations ranged at $4.75 & 5 35 choice to
extra sbippiag steers, $4.10 4.70 good
to choice do. $3.70 4.15 lair to good. :
93.r0(4.70 com mo j to medium do. JJ.10aJ.6J i
batchers' steers, &.3itgA.15 stackers. S2.75A '
4.10 Texas steers, J.llK&3.l feeders, $l.4oj&4A
cows, 9L75&4.75 bulia, and 14-0X1.40.50 veal,
Sheep Market fairly active and prices
steady; quotation. ranged at 94.7.7j.M -westerns,
J4.2S.5.75 natives, and 95.00 6.5(1
Produce: Batter Separator, 2sa-3"ic; dairies j
fancy, fresh. U&Sc: oacimc stuck, fresh, 14,
15c. Eggs Fresh candled, loss off, lttjlTJo
per due. Dressed poultry Spring chickens;
fair, good. H&,104 per lb; fancy, lie; roosters,
6c; ducks, lufeiac; gee, s&llc; turkeys,
choice, t-'lSJjc; fair to gooj, lHlllfc.. Pota
toes Hebrons. SBitaic per bu; Burbanks, itMj
Sic; Rose, aortic for seed; Peerless. SOCctiSc for
seed: common to poor mixed lota, 25S&25c
Sweet potatoes, Illinois $1.5t3A35 per bbLI
Apple Common, 9UL& i per' bbl; good, j
$1.76; fancy. 900ta.li. Cranberries-Cape I
Cod, $.1.50(3.00 per bbl: Jerseys, 9&00t5Jo. 1
New York. I
New York. Feb. 26. '
Wheat No. S red " winter cash, $1.0V;
March, 81.U5H: May. " $1.04; June, tlO&i.
Corn No 2 mixed cash. 50c; March. 4fc4c;
April, 5Uhc; May. Hoc Oats Dull but steady;
No. i mixei cash. 38; May, 37 He. Eye
Dull and easisr with fresh offarin g; western
quoted at W7nj.lt c. Barley Duu; No. Mil
waukee, lc hork Dull; mess, S9.7oftl0.t9
for new. Lard ijuiet; March, 96.80; May.
Livestock: Cattle Market steady, bat bo
iraauig in Deeves; aresed beef, firm; native
sides, iSj4)C pr lb. Sheep and lambs Mar
ket weak: sheep, $4.56.50 per 100 lba;
lambs, t.75a".a Boss Nominally flmu
live hogs, 94.MdS.40 per 1UU lbs.
Thi- lernl Msrkefa.
Office Bock Island Dnvr hd Wbkklt34.kos
noes uiaDO, 111., reO. S6, low
Bran -5cperewt. .
Shipstod S1.00 per cwt.
Day Tlmotfav.tl05(Kii sn-nniri. ai.i,.w.
,n. v.i-j d. . .n -w-."---.
Batter Pair to choice, S4c: creamery, sSQMe.
Ef Preb.xc( packed aOc.
Poultry Chickena. KtTr.UU. tnHtrn ISU
iz?sci gweae, iue.
FRUIT AMD T S STABLES.
Apples ft a4. 16 per bbl.
Cattle Butcheia oar lor earn fed steesa.'
i64c; cow. and neifera, SftSHc; catves. i
Mo! 4C I
Bbeep 45e. 1
Ihnnl Ibvulnultln aft .11 Th. ... n
tell a ;M)D BAKIN4 rOWHKK
without tbe scienUnc aid of a Oovenv
ment Chemist, a Bupreme Analyst, or
anybody'. llead(man)oook. j
Bbonkt be testul. )ot as any other cook.
Ins material, by actual aae. It si Tea
Better Satisfaction at Harlf
. the Cost of the other klnoa,
Can farm aa opinion of their own.
Get a can of CHsaax from yonr QroonT
ana convince yourielt .