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Rock Island Daily Argxj
VOL. XL. NO. 247.
ROCK ISLAND, THURSDAY, AUGDST 11, 1892.
I Single Ooplea B Cmb
I Per Week 18M Cs
Under the Management of SAX & RICE.
Sold for LESS than HALF PRICE.
Our nice NEW Stock will be slaughtered at
prices less than any house in Rock Island will sell
them. We carry no goods over from one season to
another. We need the money; we need the room
for our Fall Stock which will arrive within 30 days.
10 cents buys a good Shirt Waist.
5 cents buys a Campaign Cap.
$250 buys Child's Suit worth $450.
50 cents buys a Negligee Shirt
Worth tip to $1.25
69 cents buys a Child's
Worth up to $1.50
$150 buys a Boys'Suit age 12 to 18.
1 3 cents buys any pair of Socks
In the House, worth 25c
97 cents buys a pair of Pants
Worth up to $2.50
38c buys a good Unlaundried Shirt.
Your choice of any Tie in the house.
For llaif Price
$5.00 buys a Man's Suit
Worth up to $10.00
$10.00 buys a Man's Suit
Worth np to $20.00
$1.75 buys a Man's suit worth $4.
$7.50 buys a Man's suit worth up to $ 1 5
$2.25 buys Men's pants worth $4.50.
39 cents Duys Underwear worth 15 c.
$3.50 buys a Child's suit worth up to $7
10c buys any Straw Hat in the house.
To get better acquainted with our Children's Department, we offer you extra in
ducements. This sale is for FIFTEEN DAYS ONLY.
AX & Rice, Proprietors of
MOB ON THE T1UIL.
Armed Men in Pursuit of Law.
yer Posten's Slayer.
LAW AGAIN BECOMES A rUGITTVE,
While Lynch Gets His Winchester and
Goes on the Chase Memphis Threat
ned with a Riot Which Is Averted by
Slipping King Out of Jail and Start
ing Him for Nashville Much Indigna
tion Over the Commutation ol the Sen
tence, Especially Against Outsiders
Governor Ituchanan liurned lu Effigy.
Memphis, Aug. 11. It is feared that an
encounter will take place between the
friends of David Posten and the sheriff
tvho is conveying Colonel King to Nash
ville, at McKenzie early this morning. It
was stated late last night that the Posten
party are on a special train endeavoring to
overtake the sheriff, and an attempt will
ba made to kill the prisoner. The report
Is that the L. and X. passenger train which
left here at 10:56 last evening for Nashville
was boarded at Tennessee Midland Junc
tion, four miles from this city, by forty
men armed with Winchesters. It is be
lieved that they are friends of Posten who
have started for McKenzie with the object
of overtaking King at that point and
The Sheriff Hears the News.
FrLTOJf, Ky., Aug. 11. Sheriff McLen
don received a telegram informing him
that there was danger that Colonel King
would be lynched at McKenzie. an armed
crowd having left Memphis for that pur
pose. The sheriff then purchased tickets
to Nortonville, Ky., where he will take
another road for Nashville.
WARNING TO THE POLICE.
Given Notice That a Mob Is Organizing to
Lynch Col. King.
MEMrniS. Aug. 11. Yesterday afternoon
Chief of Police Davis received a letter in
forming him that Colonel H. Clay King
would be taken from the jail last night
and hanged or shot to death by a mob.
The letter also stated that preparations
were on foot to form such a mob as would
be able to storm the jail, no matter what
force would be placed behind the walls.
The police at once communicated the con
tents of the letter to Sheriff McLendon
and he lost no time in making up his
Law Ac;aln r'lees lie fore Lynch.
The northbound Newport News and
Mississippi Valley train stopped in the
rear of the jail, and Colonel King, in com
pany with his son llnujjhton, quickly
emerged from the prison and got aboard.
They were accompanied by tbe sheriff.
The trio proceeded to Fulton, where they
boarded a Nashville and Chattanooga train
and went to Nashville. Tbe Nashville and
Chattanooga train will meet the Louis
ville train from Memphis at McKinzie,
and there is a remote possibility that the
prisoner may be intercepted there.
A Wronged b-at Devoted Wife.
Never was there such another storm of
indicnation aroused in this city as that
caused by the action of Governor Buchan
an in commuting King's sentence to im
prisonment for life. Immediately after
tbe sentence of King by the supreme court
his wife whom he had made in former
years give Mrs. Pillow (a woman whom
King loved better than her to whom he
owed his highest duty) a certificate of
character by compelling her to visit him
and Mrs. Pillow on their Arkansas plan
tation began her work on his behalf.
Opposition to Clemency Organises.
The friends of Dave Posten, the man
whom King murdered, prepared a petition
to the governor praying him to allow the
law to take its course. This lattet petition
was signed by thousands of the best people
of Memphis, the leading lawyers and
gentlemen In all the higher walks of life.
Then the federal court refused to interfere
and ex-Attorney General Garland was
taken into tbe case.
Outside Influence Brought In.
Through his efforts and others began the
pleas from beyond Memphis which were so
distastelul to the people of this city. Gov
ernor Buchanan received letters and peti
tions from Senators Carlisle ana Black
burn, of Kentucky; Voorhees, of Indiana;
the two senators from Texas; Congress
man Culberson, and the entire Texas con
gressional delegation, and W. H. P. Breck
inridge, of Kentucky. Other petitions
were received from Governor Hogg, Gov
ernor. Francis, ex-Governor Taylor (of this
state) and many from places beyond tbe
state who have not played a successful
Land in politic.
NOT ACCORDING TO HOME RULE.
Memphians Think They Are Capable of
Managing Their Own Affairs.
When the news of commutation was re
ceived Tuesday night there was not much
comment; but yesterday when it was
learned that this action had in a measure
been prompted by the influence referred to
above it was at once concluded that out
siders were interfering iu a matter that
they knew nothing of beyond ex-par te
statements, and the part played by these
people was regarded as insulting to a
people who ought to know how to manage
their own affairs. On every corner the
opinion is expressed that money can save
a man from the gailows, however heinous
liig Men Roundly enouneecU
Governor Buchanan is being roundly
denounced, and there is some unfavorable
commeuts on the part taken by Senator
Harris. Grover Cleveland is also mixed
tip in the business. Tbe widow of ex
Lieutenant Governor King, of Kentucky.
H. Clay King's sister who married her
cousin wrote to Cleveland in regard to
the matter, and Cleveland in his reply
said be bad only superficial knowledge of
the case, but from what he knew he hoped
that the death sentence would no) be ex
Editorial Blast at Buchanan.
Cleveland's letter was at once forwarded
to the governor and yesterday afternoon
when Cleveland's action became known
be, also, was roundly denounced for tak
ing part in a matter of which he knows so
little. One of tbe afternoon papers says
that Governor Buchanan has dipped his
hands in Posten's blood and thrown it
into the face of the people of Memphis and
the brothers of the assassinated man; and
has furthermore struck a blow at the
peace and order of the entire country.
Hauged the Governor in Efligy.
At 10 o'clock last night a large crowd
gathered at the corner of Main and Mad
ison streets and witnessed the burning of
Governor Buchanan in effigy after being
banged. Speeches were made and the gov
ernor was roundly denounced. When Col
onel King left the jail yesterday after
noon he said he had been unjustly treated,
and denounced those who had persecuted
him, as he characterized the action of the
friends of Posten.
NO SUPERSTITION ABOUT IT.
Matrons or Maidens May Christen Ships
A Matter of Custom.
Washington, Aug. 11. The proposition
to have the Am i en ram christened by
Mrs. Hale, wife of Senator Hale, has call
ed forth a good deal of discussion in the
newspapers, and much has been said
about the tradition that the ceremony of
smashing a bottle of wine on the nose of a
ship as she glides into the water must be
performed by a maiden, and not by a
matron. It has been said that sailors
have a 'superstition against going to sea in
a vessel christened by a married woman.
As a matter of fact there is no such tradi
tion and no such superstition.
Exceptions to a Hale.
It is the general rule in this country to
have the function performed by a young
lady, but it has lcen departed from on a
number of occasions, : he most recent be
ing when Mrs. Wilson, wife of the chief
constructor of the navy, baptized the
cruiser Baltimore. In the English navy it
is almost the invariable rule to have a ship
christened by a married woman of high
rank, or the wife of a high oflicial in the
naval service. Thus the battleship Royal
Sovereign was christined by Queen Vic
toria; the Resolution by Mrs. White, wife
of the chief constructor of the Kuglish
navy; the Km press of India by the duchess
of Connaught; the Hood by Lady Hood,
of Avalon; the Kepulse by Lady Phillips,
wife of Sir Charles Phillips, and so on,
there being no vessel christined by a maiden
so far back as the record has been exam
ined. BAD WORK OF A WATERSPOUT.
Tells the Isuul Story.
Worcester. Mass., Aug. 11. William
A. Morrow, of Pennsylvania, returned
from Costa Rica Tuesday with Gertrude
Atwood, 11 years old, of Worcester, they
being of a party of colonists who were
taken there some three mouths ago by the
"Central American Land Colonization and
Mining company," of Horneilsville, N. Y
He tells the oft-heard story of colonists
beguiled by promises of an earthly para
dise, only to find sickness aud death. Those
he left behind are unable to return, and
their condition is pitiable.
The Weather We May Expect.
Wasmikuion, Aug. 11. The following are
the weather indicatioui ;or twenty-for hoars
from K p. m. yesterday: For Lower Michi
gan Fair weather, preceded by showers,
warm winu-vshifting southeasterly. For Upper
Michigan Fair weathor; southeasterly winds.
For Indiana and l.lin is Fair weather, pre
ceded by thowers; warmer; southerly K-inds.
For Viac-.Ubin Fair wa-nior weather; south
easterly winds. For Iowa Fair weather
pi eroded by r bowers iun .tth western portion;
warmer; suuiherly win la
Bridge W ashed Away in Texas One Man
Killed anil l ive Injured.
Sax Antonio, Tex., Aug. 11. The coun
try a few miles east of here was visited
Tuesday night by a waterspout, aud the
Salionial river was soon a raging torrent.
The water swept down upon the Southern
Pacific railroad bridge as a freight train
was crossing. Part of the train crossed
safely, but the four rear cars went through.
Conductor McMullen received probably
fatal injuries. Brakeman Frank Leonard
was killed. Brakemeu Raymoud, Waldo,
Quick, aud Goodwin were all seriously in
jured. Shot Two Holes in Her Lover.
Belyipkke, N. J.. Aug. 11. Patrick
Quinn, an ojieratorat the Delaware station
of the Western Union Telegraph company,
was shot in the head and neck Tuesday
night by Miss Hattie Acres, of Crespo, who
came all the way from that place with the
intention of killing Quiuu. She regarded
Quinn as her lover. It is said that the
shooting was the outcome of Quinn'a de
serting her. Immediately after the shoot
ing the young woman swallowed the con
tents of a bottle containing laudanum.
Prompt medical aid soon brought her out
of dauger. Quinn may recover.
Brigands Capture a Treasure Train.
DlRiXGO, Meic., Aug. 11. While a pas
senger train containing gold and silver
ore from the mines to the smelter works
near here was descending the mountains
the guards were fired on by a large body
of brigands. The guards w ere taken by
surprise and made but little resistance.
The brigands fired several volleys into the
escort, aud it is reported that fifteen of
the latter were killed. The brigands se
cured the treasure to the value of eoO.OOO
and fled to the mountains where they are
being pursued by government troops.
Horribly Burned by Acid.
Worcester, Mass., Aug. 1L Four em
ployes of the Wasburn & Moen wire mill
at Quinsigamond village were horribly
burned Tuesday by sulphuric acid. A
tank burst and the fluid was thrown all
over the men. Their clothing was eaten off
and their screams were heartrending.
Two off the men tore off their clothing
and jumped into tbe river. Alkalis were
administered and later the wounded
men were taken to the city hospital.
lie Had Underbid McAllen.
Pittsburg. Aug. 1L Yesterday David
Mosely, a cook at Brook's restaurant on
Wylie avenue, was fatally stabbed by
Edward McAllen, a former employe at
the restaurant who grasped a carving
knife and plunged it into Mosely's
omach. After turning the blade in the
wound, McAllen ran out and escaped.
Mosely, it seems, bad underbid McAllen
and secured the latter's place in the restau
Lively Time at Garfield Park.
Chicaoo, Aug. 11. Racing at Garfield
park yes terday was beusationaL In the
first event "Troinpeur, E. H. Sherley and
Halloo fell, Jockey N. Porter breaking his
collar bone and suffering serious internal
ic juries. Jockeys Perkins and J. Murphy
were badly bruised. For pulling Exclu
sion in the last race Slaughter was ruled
off and all bets declared void. The track
was very fast, Hotspur covering nine fur
longs in lMiyi.
Fatal Fall at tbe Fair Site.
Chicago, Aug. li. George Crosseau.
was lulled and two other workmen in
jured by the breaking of a scaffolding on
which they were at work at the World's
fair grounds yesterday. The men were
over 100 feet from the ground at the time.
Working on the roof of the manufactures
A Well-Knows Boniface Head.
Newport, R. I., Aug. 1L John G.
Weaver, senior proprieter of the Ocean
bouse, died yesterday, aged 80. He was
largely known throughout the United
States, having been one of the original
proprietors of the Ocean House and con
nected with it ever since.
LIVE STOCK AND PRODUCE MARKETS.
Chicaoo, Ang. la
Following wcro the quotations on the
board of tra.letn.lay: Wheat August, opened
7sJ4 closed TKlgc; September, opened Vftc.
closed 8c; le--einber. opened Sitac, closed
Sic. Corn August, opened closed
&Hic; September, oj.enod ai'c, closed Sifgc; Oc
tober, opened 51'::, closed Oats An.
gu-.t, opened closed : yk ; September,
oiiened 33-4c. closed 34$c; Ooto -.opened Sii-jo
closed Fork Auxust.-Voned fli.70
closed $l-."-'Mi: S-itenilx r. o)iened $i.su,
closed $12.8-Iii: January, opene I $1:1.75, cloaed
1:1.65. Lard August, opened $T.fc)4 closed
Lave stock Prices at the Union Stock
yards today ranged as follows: Hogs Market
rather slow; packers aud shippers backward
about purchasing; prit&j .VilOc lower;
ranged at $.Si)j.83 pigs, S5.4d.da.M3 liht.
$5.35&.55 rough packing. $5.45&&,00 mixed,
and $5.65&&,15 heavy packing and shipping
Cattle Market rather slow and weak,
shippers and local buyers taking hold slow
ly, and prices Xavor buyers; quotations
ranged 5-".(l'g j.;10 choice to extra shipping
steers. $1.5U&l.9U good to choice do, ZL3VH&i
fair to good, 3..'jKt4.1U common to medium do,
3.441,44. OJ butchers' steers, too stock era,
tOOu&OJ Texas steers. S2.75&4.W range
steers. $ii-Hj,3.TJ feeders. fcLTi'jt&iiu cows, $iUU
&3.5 bulls, and $iji"jffj-)u veal calves.
Sheep Market rather quiet and prices un
changed; quotations rangel at S1.UK&4.7J per
100 lbs westerns. S.:)i.5. 7 i natives, $A:5(&l-40
Texas and i 3. -0-3,(1.75 lambs.
lroduce: Butter Fancy separator, SIHc;
dairies, fancv. fresh. IdQITc: packing stock
fresh, 1-ii.l-Lgc. Etgs 15&15e per dor, loss
off. live poultry. Hens, 1111 per lb;
spring chicuens, 15c; roosters, tic; ducks. 9c;
sprins duck, 11c; turkeys, mixed, HHrc; geese.
$3.lMit6.0O i er dos. Potatoes Tennessee,
Hose, $S.25i50 per bbl; Triumphs,
2.50; Kansas Early Ohio. 4U35iic per ba
home grown. Early Ohioa, SL7iiu0 per bbl.
Blueberries SL5J&2.0J per 16 quart case
Raspberries HeJ, $1.50 per 34-pint case;
black. $1.1 il.a) per li-quart case. Blackber
ries Michigan Eal ly Harvest. 75&ic per 24;
pint ca-o. A;.vles i(:L50 per bbl; good to
New York. Aug. la
Wheat -No. 2 red winter casar 84Mc;
August. 8 9sc; September, 84c; October.
b."Kc. Corn No. - mixed cash. 63; Au
gust, 60TjC; September, iCJsc; October. 5c
Oats No. - mixsd cash. S9Jc; August.
3&c: September, liye Dull; No. 2 It
&73c in elevator. Barley Nominal. Pork
In more demand and steady; $Lli5&la.73
for old. Lard Steady; September and Octo
Live Stock: Cattle Market opened steady,
bnt closed weak for all grades at a decline of
UH&15C per 1 lbs; poorest to best native
steers, f J-5,io.o.i per lOUlhs; Texans and Col
orado. &U&4.:5; bulls aud dry cows, tl.SJ
&3.'0. 5-heep and Lambs Sheep, steady;
lanils, !vjc per lb lower; sheep, S4.0OGiA.uO;
p?r 10 lbs; lambs. $6.v&7.5o. Hog, Market
firm; live hogs, 5.5US.ai per 10U lua
Tbe lioeai Markets. r
Wheat W&92c. '
Rye 7fM?le. i
Bran S5c per cwt,
ShipstnS $1.00 per ewt.
llsy Timothy. fliaiS; prairie, 10311; clover
$910; baled. (11 00 Is. 50.
Batter Fslr to choice, l;Hc; creamery, J&34c
Eggs Fresh. 14c; packed. 10c
Poultry Chickens. 10&12K; turkeys, 12)40
docks, Uiici geese, 10c.
r RflT aXD VBSSTABLKS.
Apples 75 per bDL. J
On ions 8085c.
Cattle Batchers nsv for mm fed itmn
SHt4Hc; cows and Heifers, SH-Sc; calves
Hard 7 B0&7 75.
Soft 1 IO&S 90.
Common boards $16.
Joist Scantling and timber. ISto 16 feet, $13.
Every additional foot in length 50 cents.
X A X Shinnies 13 75.
1 ath Si 50.
Fencing 12 to 16 feet SIS.
Oct boardp.rough IS.
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