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XL. NO. 149.
ROCK ISLAND, SATUBDAY, APRIL 16, 1892.
Single Copies 5 Casta
Fer Weak UtiOnM
SAX & RICE, Prop's.
An Easter greeting to one and all. Our stock is
complete in all departments and open for inspection.
We carry nothing but good, honest goods, and extra
well made. Every day more; nd more citizens of
the tri-cities discover that s ,,v
SAX & RICE, New Prop's, of
ONE KUSHIS OVER.
Six Thousand Settlers on the
- ARE THE -
LEADERS AND PROMOTERS
- OB -
Selling for cash only, buying for cash only, and
in larger quantities than any other house in our line,
enables us to undersells
Double breasted suits,
Buyers of children's clothing
never before have had the opportunity
to select from such a line as we are
showing. Our line is full of novelties
made in artistic style and fit. Let us
clothe your oy and see if we don't
Boys' suits, from 14 years to 19 years, in all styles comprising homespuns,
brewns, whipcords, cheviots, worsted, carr, etc.
Our furnishing goods department has never been so FULL. We have four
times as large a stock as any one in our line, and we are the first with nobby,
stylish goods, much lower than any other house.
Our Line of Shirt Waists is Immense!
00 dozen to select from, and all new styles this spring. We offer this
week 50 dozen Star shirt waists, laundried, white and colors,
worth 75c to $1.25, for this sale
A POOR PROSPECT FOR THE FILER,
The kiaatter Being Ross of the Situation
.me Incident! of the Break-Away
Ida Burnett, a Descendant of the Slous,
Bldee Straight for a Choice Quarter
Section At the Land - Ofllcsi Three
Thousand Dollars for a Place Prep
arations for the Rush Next Tuesday.
Sisseton Agenct, S. D., April 16. The
mad rush for Sisseton and Wahpeton
lands is over, and while yesterday morn
ing at 10 o'clock not a white man outside
of the agency officials could be found on
the great "flat iron" reservation, last
night there were 6,000 people scattered
over it from lake Kanpeska on the south
to Hankinson on the north. From the
firing of the guns by members of the
Eighth cavalry and Third infantry at
noon to long after nightfall the rush for
lands was as vigorous a struggle for su
premacy as was ever witnessed.
The Squatter Has the Call.
There was a great deal of ill-feeling in
places, and in several instances boombers
came to blows, but up to this writing not
a death from violence has occurred. The
entry was pretty evenly distributed
through the northern and eastern bor
ders. The squatter is monarch of all he
surveys. The tiler is literally out of the
tunning. The man on the ground is the
owner, and the squatter is on the ground.
An Incident of the Kunh.
During the rush yesterday one of the
leaders in the town sitescramble was a like
built fellow from Kansas City "Kansas
Jack," everybody called him. In the first
100 yards of the rush his pony sank one
foot in a burrow, and the gentleman from
Kansas landed in a bunch of buffalo grass
twenty-five feet away. Rider and steed
were on foot almost simultaneously, and
in less than twenty-three seconds they
were off again. A wagon laden with sup
plies stuck up to the hubs in the bottom.
They Couldn't Walt.
The driver howled wildly at the strug
gling horses. They made five or six con
vulsive efforts to clear the slough without
avail. In an instant more the traces were
cut, the two occupants of the wagon were
mounted on the horse and away they
went, leaving the supply wagon in the
mire: Off to the southwest on the road
toward Long Hollow a similar scene was
being enacted. A large number of people
bad gone tbat way.
IDA BURNETT'S RIDE FOR LAND.
Possessed of Enough Indian Blood to
Cone Into an Allotment.
Ida Burnett, a graduate of the Univers
ity of Minnesota, strikingly handsome
girl, is by this time the possessor of the
choicest quarter section near the town
site. She has just a suspicion of Indian
blood in her veins, and is a descendant of
the Sioux race. She has been allotted land
on the reserve. Behind the fastest team
obtainable she was drawn to the town site
from the agency. The start was made at
gunfire, and the girl was first on the field.
She staked out her claim and went to
work on the erection of a shanty, assisted
by her driver.
Prepared to Maintain Order.
Governor Mellette had 2-V) deputy sheriffs
on the reserve heavily armed and instruct
ed to maintain order, peaceably, if possi
ble, forcibly if necessary. They checked
several rows before serious results ensued.
Wells are being dug everywhere and all
the squatters apparently intend to live on
their land. In a couple of week breaking
plows will be at work everywhere. There
will be good lands open to settlement for
weeks, as not half the land has been taken
Opening of the Land Offices.
"Watehtowk, S. D., April 16. The open
ing of the land office occurred without a
lip. At exactly 12, Lee Stover, a local at
torney, having purchased first place he
gave (3,000 for it, so it is said, was admit
ted and filed one declaration. He offered
110 others, which wre rejected. Most of
the attorneys followed Stover'a plan of
tendering all of their declarations simul
taneously but a few tendered only one and
were found again in line at the rear.
A Preacher and a Woman In Front.
At Fargo 100 men slept in the corridors
of the land office Thursday night. Exactly at
noon yesterday the door was opened and
the men admitted three at a time. The
first was Bev. A. La. Van Horn, of the Bap
tist church of Fargo, who had held a place
in the line for two days. The next in Una
was Miss Mary Vaugbao, of Fargo, who
filed on a homestead.
Underselling Everybody on Everything.
SAX & RICE.
GETTING READY FOR THE OTHER.
Appointment of OOleers for the New In
dian Territory Counties.
Guthrie, O. T., April 16. The governor
was busy yesterday appointing fifty-four
officers for the new counties, for which
places he had 328 applications. The pro
bate judges left last night for the county
seats of their respective counties, where
they will open headquarters and have
charge of matters. They will the be only
persons allowed on the town sites outside
of the troops until 8 o'clock Tuesday aft
ernoon The official president's proclama
tion as published in the Oklahoma State
Capital makes twenty-seven columns in
Maps Doctored by Rascal.
An examination of the list of lands in
the proclamation and comparison with the
allotment maps sold hei e by the thousands
show the maps to be a rank fraud. The
maps show many claims of the finest land
allotted to Indians when they were really
open to settlement. The maps are evi
dently doctored-in the interest of a gang of
speculators, who hope thus to keep the
people off the choice lands and secure them
themselves. Three times as many people
as usual are coming in, but a large num.
ber are moving out and taking their posi
tions along the line.
Sambe la on Band.
Scores of negroes are here, out on the line
and arriving. One arrived yesterday
astride of an old cow. While many of
titute by any means Thursday an oia
man and womau of that race trudged into
this city from the east, each carrying a
little bundle. They were over 60 years of
aged and had walked her from Missis
sippi, a distance of over 800 miles. Every
body supposed they were paupers, but
after they had put up at a negro boarding
house the old man went down in his
trousers and the old lady into her stock
ing, and together they produced 9400
which they deposited in bank.
Gamblers Reaping Harvest.
The white settlers are also well fixed as
general thing, and $100,000 has been de
posited in the banks here, at El Reno and
Kingfisher. Those who do not deposit
stand a chance of being robbed. Also they
are continually tempted to gamble. The
gamblers have reaped a harvest for three
or four days. One professional gambler
from this city who has been operating at
El Reno for a week cleared over $5,000.
Kansas City and Wichita have emptied
all of the crooks into towns on the bordei
of the reservation and the local officers are
unable to cope with such a gang with any
degree of success.
The Indian Grows Commercial.
The Cheyenne Indians have stoppedtheii
ghost dance and come in from their reser
vation in great numbers to see the crowds.
It did not take them long to imbibe the
commercial spirit of the occasion, and they
are selling every horse they possess for a
good round price and going home on foot.
When a man remonstrated with an old
chief for selling his horses, and told him
he could not get along without them, the
ld fellow replied laconically: "Humph!
Sell horse fifty dollars; horse kick, buck,
no work for white man; buy him back in
'week for fifteen dollars; have big lot money
Negro Roomers Left In the Lurch.
Little Rw k, April 16. One hundred
and fifty uegrot-s, bound for Oklahoma,
arrived at the north side Thursday morn
ing and are now quartered there with
prospects of remaining there for several
days. These are the negroes who started
from East Tennessee and Mississippi and
Alabama several weeks ago. A coloniza
tion company agreed to carry them to
Oklahoma at $10 per head. They were
conveyed by rail as far as St? Francis
county, this state, where they were
dumped off in the swamps. The negroes
are in destitute circumstances, a large
number of them having scarcely enough
clothes to covr them. The negro churches
and societies of Little Kock have been ap
pealed to to aid them in reaching
CAMPAIGN LITERATURE. i
A Recent Vote In the House Opens I'D
Washington, April 16. The Record to
day will contain the concluding chapters
ot Henry George's book on "Protection or
Free Trade," as Simpson (Farmer's Alli
ance) of Kansas intends to bring up the
rear guard of the Democratic column and
finish the citations from George's book.
Following the example of the Democrats
the Republicans will also publish copious
extracts irom tariff works. Milliken of
Maine will make oopius extracts from the
recent work "Plymouth Rock to Mc-
The Record Will Be Pretty Full.
Dolliver of Iowa will excerot leadimr ed
itorials from the New York Tribune, and
Smith of Illinois will use such contribu
tions as he may select from the American
Economist. Others will orobablv swell
The Record with extracts, aud altogether
The Congressional Record today will cover
a myriad of opinions bearing on the tariff
Violates the Copyright Law.
Speaking of the publication of Henrr
George's book in The Record under "a
leave to print," Mr. Spofford, librarian of
congress, who has charge of the copyright
system of this country, said it was a pe
culiarly high-handed violat ion of the copy-
ngm taw, ana mat it it was continued
there would be trouble in all probability.
If an author gave his consent to such pub
lication the law was not affronted, but
without such consent it would be a clear
case of infringement, and he said that con
gressmen would to well to think twice be
fore continuing it.
LOOKS DECIDEDLY LIKE WAR.
Russian Assassination and Intrigues Ap
pear To Be Bearing Fruit.
Vienn a, April 16. The gravest appre
hensions have been aroused here by the
announcement that Bulgaria has sent a
note to the powers complaining that the
sultan has ceased to protect Bulgaria's in
terests and that the Turkish government
protects Russia's proteges who have en
tered upon a campaign of assassination
against Bulgaria's public men, from
Prince Ferdinand down. The note de
mands that Turkey be compelled to expel
the assassins whom Russia supports on
her soil. The note is supposed to be the
precurser of a proclamation of Bulgaria's
independence from Turkey, and such a
proclamation would inevitably result in a
Bulgaria Has a Good Causa.
The note is considered the result of the
protection by Turkey and Russia of the
murder of Dr. Vulkovitch, of the revela
tion of a plot to murder Prince Ferdinand
and Starabuloff (made by Costa Ivanoff,
brother-in-law ot tbe bervian minister,
President Pasaic), and of the discovery of a
remarkable band of conspirators, living on
Russian soil, and supported by Russian
money. The intriguing with tbe czar on
behalf of these conspirators is carried on
by General Ignacioff and other high mili
tary men who are anxious to annex Bul
garia and fight out the unavoidable war
with Germauy and Austria at once. '
The Base Ball Record.
Chicago, April 16. Following are the
National league base ball scores recorded
yesterday: At Iuifeville Chicago 8, Lou-'
isville 4 the game was highly interesting
because Peffer, aptain of the Louisville
club, does not love "Old Anse" a little bit;
at St. Louis Pittsburg 3, St. Louis 9; at
Cincinnati Cleveland 2, Cincinnati 1; at
Baltimore Brooklyn 10, Baltimore 6. No.
game at asbingtou and Philadelphia,
Miners Refuse to Compromise.
Los DOS, April 16. At a meeting yester
day the Durham miners on the third bal
lot reiterated their refusal to compromise
their difficulties with their employers.
THE ItAUM INVESTIGATION. ,
A Candidate's Call Slips Taken Car'.
' Bussey Annoyed. .
WASHINGTON". Anril 16. The flrat wit
ness before the Enloe committee restardar
was Assistant Secretary Bussey who was
annoyed at something Green B. .Raum,
Jr., had said about Engl in conoeotiow
with Bussey. The latter warmly defended
Engle. Then F. C. Peck testified to hear-
Ins Tt Rann. T. i.n S 1
o - ui., van engle ver susr
telephone. and when Engle had lis
tened to what was said he told Peek, that,
Raum had offered to help him gat a pro
motion if hi would loan him (Raum) $30. W, '
E. Stieff and other . pension clerks,
testified tha they were assigned to look
alter the call slips of Mr. Dunbar, ot In- ,
aiana. wno was the nnnaiwnt of rmiML
the last election. The instructions were
to reply to all the correspondence by the
Tuesday before the election.
The Reading combine has put its ear
shop workmea on half time.
A steam ferryboat at Pittsburg ran down
a skiff and drowned its unknown occu
pant. Severe laws adopted by the Russian gov
ernment indicate that preparations are le
ing made for war.
The New York assembly has passed a
bill giving women the right of suffrage in
all state elections.
At Cincinnati, a small-pox patient was
removed from a train load of emigrants
bound for Chicago.
Frank Fowlkes and Arthur White
hurst, of Oakton, Ky., were drowned by
the capsizing of their boat.
The bomb explosion at .Mrs. Bluecker's,
Hyde Park, Chicago, wa the work of
some "bums" out lor a "lark."
Albert G. Porter, of Ind anapolis, has
received orders to return to Home aud re
sume bis duties as minister to Italy.
Over 2X shots were exchanged between
a crowd ot drunken men ami the troops at
Coal Creek, Tenn., but noone was injured.
Three leading tailors in Lynn, Maaa..
have been arrested for forming suit clubs.
They are charged with maintaining lot
Allen Harrison, who murdered Betlie
Adams because she would not mar.-y
him, will be hanged in Huntington, W.
Va., July 1.
Albert Zitman. of Johnstown, Pa., is
under arrest for having killed Frits Blom
bezuck, aged 80 years, by in ha man
Kennie Sherman, of Minnesota, is
charged with being an accessory after the
fact to the murder of Banker Meade, of
Rev. Father John Slattery, of Baltimore,
has been commissioned by Cardinal Gib
bons to form a new Roman Catholic order
for work among the negroes.
John Waner was hanged at Tahlequah.
I. T., for the cowardly assassination of
George Dougherty. Rogers was hanged a
Dallas (or assaulting a child.
' The relief steamer Indiana, which has
just returned from Libau, Russia, brings
many mementos from Russians as. marks
of their esteem and gratitude.
T E. Gooding, of Hillsboro, Tex., is in a
dying condition as a result of a, beating
by Albert Rogers, who unjustly charged
Gooding with writing a certain newspa
Mrs. John W. Noble, wife of a poor car
penter of Pittsfield, Mass., answered an
advertisement asking for her where
abouts, and learned that she had fallen heir
to a large ' fortune left by a bachelor
L. C..' Payne Freer, better known as
Judge" Freer, one of Chicago's earliest
Sioneers, the brother of the late Dr.
oseph Warren Freer, and on of the
wealthiest and most highly esteemed men
in the city, died of blood-poisoning aged
79 years. .
Garsa Ought to Have Justle.
New York, April 16. A special to The
Herald from Washington says that Law
yer R. L. Sum merlin, of San Antonio, .
Tex., is in the city and announces that he
is seeking justice for the family of Garsa,
the alleged revolutionist, and for a good
many others on the Texas -border, who
claim that they have been .maltreated by
the United States troops under Captain
John G. Bourke. Mr. Summerlia says h
has over fifty affidavits with him charging
the most wanton cruelty on the part of
Captain Bourke. .
NEW YORK LIVE STOCK MARKET.
New York. April 15.
Cattle Market active for all grades at an
advance ct lie per 1UU lbs: poorest to best na
tive steers. $.75&4.40 per KM lbs; bulls aad
dry cows, $it &!.). Sheep and Lambs Sbeep,
firm; lambs, active and Kc per lb higher: un
shorn sheep, tU.Umar.UU per 1UU lbs: unshorn
lambs, $7BaS SS; lipped do. $4.S7.0U Hogs
Market firmer; live hogs. $4.tjas5 per IUI
Other Markets Closed.
Chicago. April 11 Today being Good Frti
day all the grain markets were closed and
there are no quote-iocs.
For referring to a subject so unusual, but
It may tinea rss laurren rv some to know
la sold for half the prire of the other
kinds. lOI.I,-esay If toe quality
wss not what U snould be, of course tt
would not sell at all.
Baking Powder Companies say notnlass
of their exorbitant prices, but LlHl sso-
Usually of chemical analysis, c i
Let tbe scientists lead Ihe Sejanttsts. sat
let practical somen try CUma aud
. juags tor tnemsetves.
AT TbCR GROCEB - ' v
the negroes, are poor, they are not des