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VOL. XL. NO. 143.
KOCK ISLAND, SATURDAY, APBIL 9, 1892.
Single Copies 8 Onti
Par Weak ISM Cuu
Is the stock of
At THE LONDON.
We have, without exaggerating, the finest and
best line in
THE THREE CITIES.
To advertise our Children's Department we
put on sale for one week, ending Saturday, April 9,
MOTHER'S FRIEND SHIRT WAISTS,
Actually worth and selling for 50 cents,
FOR ONLY 25 CENTS
COULD NOT ACCEPT.
Secretary Blaine Again Talks
of the Presidency.
ALLEGED REPLY TO A PHYSICIAN.
We want your trade, and if nice new goods and
low prices will get it, we are entitled to have it. Give
us a chance and trade where your money will go
the fartherest. We sell clothing, etc., 15 per cent to
25 per cent lower than any other clothier. Money
refunded if our prices are not the lowest.
Look in our large show window at elegant
display of children's suits, etc.
THE LOW DO
SAX & RICE.
Underselling everybody Agents for the world
Would Not Accept the Place If Assured
of Nomination and Election Life Too
Sweet for Him to Take the Hazard of
HyliiS Before His Term Was Knded
The Office Too Laborious and Exhaust
ing Massachusetts Democrats Declare
for Cleveland Railway Employes Go
ing Into Politics.
PlTTSBl-iiG, Aril.tt The Times prints a
dispatch from a staff correspondent
t Washington, in which it is stated that
in the course of conversation with a repre
sentative of The Times and one of the
leading physicians of the country, who
has occasionally attended Secretary Maine,
the physician remarked: "I see some of
the newspapers continue to connect your
name with the presidency, Mr. Secretary."
Promptly, as one answers a question upon
which he has done deliberating, Mr.
"The president's office is a most laliori
ous and exhausting one. He has no vice,
no alternate, no substitute upon whose
shoulders he can shift responsibility.
There is a vice president, but our scheme
of government does not permit him to as
sume the powers and duties of the presi
dent, except in case of the death, removal,
resignation or disability of the president.
It does not contemplate the vice president
as an occasional acting president for a day
or two or a week or two, when the man
who has Iwen elected to that oflice mi y
need rest and recreation.
Doesn't Mant to Throw His Life Away.
"The presidency is an office without
sleep. I am now ta vears old, and al
though yiui have told and I believe
that in heart, lungs, kidneys and other
wise I am free from organic disease, suffer
ing only from torpidity of the liver.Fdo not
believe that if I were to be inaugurated
president tomorrow I would live out my
term.' I lind life too full of congenial
work and too full of happiness to feel
called upon or inclined to throw it away.
If 1 were assured therefore of a nomina
tion and elect ion to the presidency I could
not accept it. .At my age and with my
temperament, and knowing what the ef
fect of a long life of exhausting labor has
been upon my vitality, it would be con
The secretary spoke with the emphasis of
perfect candor, and with an apparent de
sire only to make himself definitely un
The State Convention for Cleveland, with
a Few Hill Men.
Boston, April 9. The state Democratic
convention met at Treuiont Temple yester
day, Hon. Kdward A. very, of Braintree,
presiding. His opening speech was Cleve
land in every liue except those that were
tariff reform, and whenever Cleveland or
tariff reform were mentioned the cheers,
threatened to take the roof off the house.
He expressed gratification at the" defeat of
the free silver bill and eulogized Gov.
Points from tlie l'latform.
The pUitform is a vigorous protest
against protective tariff, aud plea for re
form in that line; interprets the elections
of ISSHi as a repudiation by the people of
the idea of protection; demands that no
more money le collected than is necessary
for an economical administration of the
government; approves the free wool and
all other bills of the same kind presented
in congress, and will welcome a Keneral
revision where it can be had, and declares
that this can only le had through the De
mocracy. The issue is declared to le tariff
reform, and on the silver question the. plat
form declares for coined dollars of all
kinds of equal intrinsic vaiue.
Listened to a Hill Man.
Thomas . Keenan, of Boston, claimed
a hearing, but the convention, recognizing
him as a Hill man, refused to hear him
until the cry "fair play" w as raised, when
Keenan presena-d resolutions eulogistic
of Senator Hil!. Kussell, Collins and
others opposed the resolutions aud Keenan
withdrew them after Collins had said:
By adopting the amendments you Single
out a man from another state and pass by
the brilliant young governor of Massa
chusetts, and you pass by Boies and Pal
mer aud all the rest." The regular reso
lutions were adopted. They do not pledge
the delegation to Cleveland, but declare
his nomination the wisest to lie made.
Names of the Delegatcs-at-Large.
Balloting for deleeates-at-larce was
next on the list and the following were
elected: John W. Corcoran, Patrick A.
Collins, John K. Kussell, Albert C.
Houghton. Alternates John H. Sulli
van, Charles S. Hamlin, Henry W. Ash
ley, William S. McXary. Adjourned sine
RAILWAY MEN IN POLITICS.
renowned Knox Hats.
A National Organization Talked or That
May Have iireat Influence.
Omaha, April B. Yesterday an organi
zation was perfected at a quiet meeting in
Omaha that may have an important bear
ing upon the politics of the state. For some
time past the railroad employes at division
points have been organizing into local
clubs, and these have now been gathered
under the banner of a state organisation.
The object of this movement is to oppose
legislation harmful to the interests of rail
road employes, and members of the order
are pledged to drop party affiliations when
ever their class is t hreatened, and to sup
port men and measures known to be
friendly to them.
Organised in Five Ktates.
Henry Knouell, the staUt organizer, esti
mate the railway employes of Nebraska
at 15,(100, and he says that nearly one-
fourth of them are already enlisted in the
movement. Tbo Omaha club alone has a
membership of WW. The railroad men
have organizations in Nebraska, Minne
sola, Iowa and North Dakota, and a con
vention will lie held in May for the forma
tion of a national organization.
and It win De proposed tocuange cue name
to "People's" party.
Will Renominate Snow.
FAIRBUKY, Ills., April The Demo
cratic congressional cent ral committee of
the Ninth district has called the conven
tion to be held at 1 Paso June 1. Un
doubtedjy H. W. Snow will be renomi
nated, as no one else is spoken of. In a
letter to Chairman Pleasants, of the con
gressional committee, Mr. Snow says he
does not desire the nomination and would
cheerfully support any man nominated by
the convention, but he will comply with
the people's wishes.
Instructed for Yates.
Jacksonville, 111., April ft The Re
publican convention here was largely at
tended and many candidates for state
oflces were present. The convention met in
the opera house and instructed for Yat9
FAIRY STORY FROM TEXAS.
People's Party In Wisconsin.
Milwai kek, April 8. -The official call
for the state convention of the Union
Labor party was issued by Chairman
! Robert Schilling last night. The conven
The Principal Character lleing a Very
Generous Fortune Teller.
SKGUIK. Tex., April 9. A colored wom
an named Hattie Davis has been living
here for the past ten years. Her husband
died three years ago, leaving her a large
family of children to care for. She has
been in destitute circumstances for some
time, and being a believer in voodooism
she "consulted the heavens," as she
terms it, a few days ago, and was told to
go to Mine. Edina Schanider, a fortune
teller, who could help her out of all her
I'neartlied a Box of Treasnre.
The colored woman did as the inspira
tion directed, and after a long conference
with the fortune teller the latter, she says,
told her to dig in a certain place on her
property and she would find buried
treasure. The Davis woman hurried home
snd iMigan the work of excavation. She
l-truck t he top of a heavy chest at a dept h
of three feet and after some hard work
succeeded in completely unearthing it.
Hie then called in John Hurley, a mer
chant and w it h his assistance the chest was
brought to the surface and oened. It
was tilled with Mexican gold coins, noue
of which was of a later date than 1S46.
tVas Jose Martinez Cash.
The money was counted and the total
amount was found to be just 25,UU0.
The money is believed to have been buried
by Jose Martinez, a wealthy Spaniard
who lived here before Texas declared her
independence. He was ordered to leave
town suddenly at the time of the Mexican
war troubles and was soon afterwards
killed in war.
WARNING TO "TRUSTING" GIRLS.
The Way an Klopenient Turned Out Down
Fort Gaines, Ga., April 9. Archie Big-
bie, who, a few weeks ago, abducted Miss
Laura Brooks from her home in Clay
county under promise of marriage asd
carried her into the swamps oT the Chatta
hoochie river, where she was brutally
treated, was arrested here Wednesday as
he stepped off a steamboat. He and the
young lady planned an elopement and the
trusting girl found very soon that she was
in the clutches of a villainous scoundrel w ho
had deliberately planned her ruin. Big
bie, it turned out, lived with three disrepu
table companions in an old tenement on
the banks of the Chattahoochie, the quar
tette purloining the stray cattle and swine
of farmers for subsistence.
Had to Ransom the Girl.
Farmer Brooks, the father of the girl.
learned of his daughter's whereabouts and
sent a party to bring her back to her
home. After treating with her captors.
Allen White, a memlier of the party, se
cured the release of the girl for a money
consideration and she was returned to her
parents and told the story of her abduc
tion and the hardships she had undergone.
Bigbie is now in jail and fears of lynching
BATTLE WITH THE HORSE THIEVES
Kanchiueu Itepulsed with a Loss of Eight
Killed and Several Wounded.
HKLKNA, Mont., April 9. A dispatch
from Dillon, in the southern part of the
state on the road to Jackson's Hole in
Wyoming, announces that a battle oc
curred two days ag tiet ween a band of
thieves and cattlemen on the Montana
side of the Wind Kiver countrv. The
news was brought in by a ranchman who
talked with one of the ranchmen from
southern Montana. The ranchmen, ex
asperated by the depreciations of a gang of
thieves of the j eton section assembled by
agreement at a point somewhere west of
Blackfoot and began searching for the
Found the Kotibers lutrenehed.
They found a large body intrenched in
winter quarters. They attacked them and
were repulsed, losing eight killed and a
liumlter wounded. The robliers also lost
heavily. It is known that the ranchmen
have been contemplating this action, and
this fact gives some color of truth to the
report, lhe place w here the fight is said to
nave occurred is isolate!, ana news of a
fight would not reach the outside world
for several davs.
GRIEVOUS MISTAKE CORRECTED.
The Modus Vivendi Perfected.
Washington, April 9. Sir Julian
Pauncefote had auother interview with
Secretary Blaine at the state department
yesterday afternoon. Around the depart
ment, while no one will talk directly upon
the subject, the impression prevails that
the modus yivendi is perfected and will be
announced in a lew days.
Got the Official Honnce.
Washington, April ft The president
Thursday dismissed from office C. M.
Leavv, appraiser at San Francisco, fur
complicity in custom house frauds. The
extent of frauds practiced on the govern
ment is not. Known, out they are believed
to have been extensive and to have been
extended over a long period.
The Vote on Free Wool.
Washington, April 9. An analysis of
the vote on free wool shows that everv Re
publican voted nay, every independent or
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yea except two Miller and Babbitt of
The Latest Price of Silver.
Washington, April 9. The treasury de
partment yesterday purchased 234.)
ounces of silver at from fO.&H.'j to $0.8650
Killed His Wire's Paramour.
Mason City, la April !. s.. G. Pal
mer is under arrest at Clarion, la., for the
murder of Will Miils, at Dawson, la..
March 16. Palmer caught Mills with
Mrs. Palmer, and killed him by blow on
LIVE STOCK AND PRODUCE MARKETS.
Chicago, April 8.
Following were the quotations on the
board of trade fulay: Wheal Alii, opened
814C closed S'Vtr; May, opened SIH' closed
8ic; July, oixMied MK cloee l Sitc. Corn-
April, opcne.l 'Kai closed 41?4c; May.
oiene(l 41c, closed 4j?8c; June, opened 37?n,
closed 3Uc Oats Mny. oiened -Sc, closed
tc; June, o cne:t :3?tje, closed :4C; July,
oiiened -TWc, i-iosed -TT-hc For April
opened $10.1. ' clo-ed Sl').lHi; May, opened
closed M.-;ii; July, opened fUUC,
closed SHU-Va. 1-ard April, opeuad Jt.17V
Livestock: l'r.ces at the Union Sto k yanla
today rand as follows: Hops Market
moderately active and prices 5:: higher
on lx'st lots, ottit T grades unchanged ; shippers
principal buyers: sales ranee i at N.v tfa.
4.55 pus, 4t" light. 4.0U,i4.& rontca.
packing. fi.Sii&t.tVi mixed, $4.40&t.. heavy
packing and shipping lots.
Cattle Market fairly active; prices steady :
quoiarions ranged at $4.:i54.85 choice to ex
tra shipping steers, (l.OUi.iM good to choice
do. $3.35 j'A.7i fair to good, f:lO04j,;i50 common
to medium do. 3.U0(3.AU butchers' steers.
:.aa3.ai stockers, $iT.3-.To Texas steers,
$3.102.a.80 feeders, $1.50&3.4i cow $1.75.1
balls and $2.tro&5.26 veal calves.
Sheep Market moderately active and prices
steady; quotations ranged at west
erns, $4.ktUi natives, and $5.&t'47.00 lambs;
shorn lots&i&SsOc per 100 lbs below quotations
roduce: Butter -Fancy separator, 34jKo;.
fine creameries, Su.-ic; dairies, fancy fresh.
31Q-.3c; packing stock, fresh. 143,15c; air
struck, 12a. 1 4c Em; Fresb, 13c per dosea
Live Poultry Chickens, lUe per lb; roosters
6l4&Ac: dncks. l-'Ht&lfc; turkeys, mixed lots;
tiva,i:ic-.. geeae, 4.iW(jj-0U yer dozen. Pota
toes Hebron. Xi&32c per bo.; Burhanks, 31i&
Si,-, Ree.' .'Q,35c for seed: Peerless, 3U:U;
common to poor mixed lots. aj&'Sc; early
Obios, 4i'i4-"c per bu.; sweet potat s, Illinois,
Sj.25tt2.Mi perbrl.; Bermuda potatoes, $fi.0k&
6.5ii per brl. Apples Common, $17nt2 a pet
brL; good, Jiija.'-Tt); fan -v. Ji5n3.7a.
New York. April 7.
Wlieat No. - red winter casn, S1.U01;
April, tfTc; Msy 91?4c; June, SUc. Corn No. 3
mixed cash. Me; April. 4(;-; May, 47,
Oats Dull and sie.uiy; No. mixed casu,
3-"!c: May, 3.V. live Dull, unchanged. Bar
ley liuiet: No. - Milwaukee, oSatWc. Pork
1 'till: mess. SM.iV&ll.Sufor new. Lard Steady:
May. $65t June, J6.5V
Live Stock: Caitle Trading very dull and
slow at a (iet line of 10c per 100 lbs; poorest to
best native steer. $3.85(44,70 per 100 lbs; bulla
aud dry cows. S- iW,3.ii. Eheep and Lambs
Sheep, firm; lamlis active and 4c per lb higher;
sheep. $5.40fo,6..Ki per 100 lbs; lambs, fi.HJHa
7.75. Ho-s -Market dull; live hogs, H
per UW lb.
The Local Markets).
Office Rock Island Dilt iddWiikit Arocs I
Hock Island. 111., April 9, 183 (
Corn 34ft c.
Bran -Kx: ier cwi,
Shipstnfl $ 1.00 per cwt
Hay Timoihy.Slo.VKn 50;prairie, 8&11 Miom
$H&10; bsled.$il 0ft.
Butter Fslrto choice, lc; creamery, OSt
Evgs Fret.l2uc; packed. 10c.
Pouiiry Chickens. 10&li!4; turkeys, ISfce
docks, l'-Hc: geese, 10c.
rariT and teabtablcs.
Apples-t.a$i7S per bbl.
Csttle Butchrra nay for corn fed steersu
3H4Hc; cow and Oeifets, SH&3c; calves
A Crave Injnstlre llnne an Iowa Man by
OMAHA, April . March 14 a dispatch
was published in which a lilx l suit against
the Council KlOfTs Nonpareil filed by John
Hchoentgen for H'.oiki was referred to.
The paper was charged with stating that
tN-hoeutpen was guilty of eniliezzlement
at Des .Moines some years ato. aud added,
as the dispatch put it, that William liroen
wen "now serviuK in the penitentiary,"
assisted in the crime. The error was made
in the transcription: the words quoted
should have lieen "now servinir in the leg
islature." tirtenweii and S-hoetit jien are
partners in a prominent wholesale irrocery
firm in Council Bluffs and are well known
throughout the state of Iowa. Mr.
Scho-ntjten was never a resident of 'Des
Identified a a looted Veteran.
PoKTLAXli, Me., April tt. A commercial
traveler, who went by the name of Wat
son, died in a hotel in Rockland last week,
aud all efforts to find any friends or rela
tives failed. It is now stated that he has
been identified as a fieneral fctedman, said
to have been a noted cavalry officer during
the war, who fell into disgrace and dis-aooeared.
' T TTKT1CO
iLesv than Half the prie
of other kinds.
A TJtlAL WILL. PKOTE THIS.
In Cans ealr
tion is t.he held in this citr on Maw 'M