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VOL. XL. NO. 249.
ROCK ISLAND, SATURDAY, AUGUST 13, 1892.
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The Largest Clothing House,
Three Times as many Goods
To Select From,
At a TMri Less Price.
Whatever you purchase of us if it is not cheap
er than you can get it elsewhere, bring it
back and get your money refunded. What
other house will make you such a liberal
offer? Look all over town, compare goods
and prices. TAKE ADVANTAGE of our
It is better for you than Loaning Money, as
it pays you from 25 to 50 per cent on your
We are the People who have knocked High
Prices to pieces; we are willing to do busi
ness on a small margain.
& BlCE, Proprietors of
Rock Island, 111
RAISING THE WIND.
What World's Fair Managers
Are Figuring Upon.
OVEB EIGHT MILLIOUS YET WANTED
Cash on Band Amounts to S1.0C0.600,
and Total Expenses so Far Reach. ,
16,083 The Souvenir Coins Likely to
Yield at Least 05,000,000 Two Re
sponsible Rids at that Figure Some
Proposed Attractions Two Beautiful
Electric Fountains An Outside Show
of 1,000 Trained Animals.
Chicago, Aug. 13. The directors of the
World's Columbian exposition, at their
regular monthly meeting yesterday, con
sidered the new budget and referred it to
the finance committee. It also instructed
that body to prepare a resolution author
izing the issuance of bonds. A resolution
instructing Treasurer Seeberger to sell the
souvenir half dollars to be coined by the
government for $1 each, and only in lots
of fifty or multiples of that number was
also sent to the same committee. The new
budget places the total amount required at
Rids fur the Souvenir Coins.
Two responsible bidders yesterday offered
to ,000,000 each for the entire issue of 5,
000,000 half dollar souvenir coins. The di
rectors decided to refer all letters and
offers respecting the coins to the finance
committeee for consideration with the sub
ject of issuing bonds. Treasurer Seeber
ger's report to Aug. 12. inclusive, shows
disbursements on vouchers, $8,216,9S2;
available cash on hand, $1,960,600; total re
ceipts, subscriptions and city bonds, $9,
689,319.63. The construction expenditures
for July were $736,413.03.
TWO FINE ELECTRIC FOUNTAINS.
They Will Eclipse Anything; of the Kind
Extant A Great Animal Show.
Two magnificent electric fountains will
adorn I he main basin at the World's fair
in Jackson park. This basin is 300 feet
wide and runs westward from the lake to
the administration building, which is to
be the gem, so far as architecture is con
cerned, of the great structures at the park.
In the renter of the basin at the west end
will be reared a symbolic fountain de
signed by Sculptor McMonnies, an Amer
ican who is now in Paris having the parts
of the fountain cast. The two fountains
determined upon will stand one on each
side of the McMonnies design. The esti
mated cost of the two is $46,000, and they
will be furnished by the General Klectric
company, of Chicngo. The fountains will
throw a stream of water 150 feet high.
They will, therefore, be much larger than
the one seen at l'nris or Mr. Yerkes ven
ture at Lincoln nark.
An Iumenne Amphitheatre.
y Work on an immense amphitheatre to
seat 10,000 persons will shortly be com
menced in the World's fuir ground. A
aite has been secured ad joining the Illinois
Central depot and Midway plaisauce.
This structure is to be erected by Hagen
beck's Roman Arena Company, of Chicago,
which has been incorporated with a capital
stock of fCTS.OOO. The great building will
be square, each of the sides measuring
193 feet. It is to be built after designs by
Mr. Fiedler at a cost of $175,000, and will
be of fire-proof construction. Stone, iron
and terra cotta will be the materials used.
Inside the building an immense area will
occupy the central space. Above and
around this tier after tier of seats will
rise to the roof, nearly 100 feet above the
Will Exhibit a Great Menagerie.
In this arena the wonderful collection of
animal of the world famous Hagenbeck
of Hamburg, Germany, will be exhibited.
The animals will be housed in spacious
cages on a level with the arena floor and
under the tiers of seats. This collection of
animals is the largest and most complete
under private owifership in the world. The
vastuess of its resources can be imagined
when it is announced that more thau 1,000
distinct species of animals are include in
the collection. These include forty lions,
thirty tigers, more than 400 monkeys and
scores of other individual species. An im
mense collection of birds is also a feature
of the menagerie.
Nearly All Thoroughly Trained.
Almost if not all of the animals are
thoroughly trained and are capable of go
ing through most interesting perform
ances. The Hagenbock interests are al
ready under contract to give three ex
hibitions daily during the progress of the
fair. All necessary concessions have been
granted and a special steamer has been
engaged to convey the collection to New
York from Hamburg for trans-shipment
by rail to Chicago. The capital stock is
fully paid up, and a prominent financial
firm in Chicago is exercising supervision
over the carrying out of the scheme.
The ltoiuun embolic Exhibit.
Pope Leo has written a letter pertaining
to the Koman Catholic educational ex
hibit at the World's fair in which his
holiness expresses great interest in the
success of the fair, and particularly in the
representation of the Koman Catholic
church and her educational methods, dur
ing the progress of the great exposition.
For some lime great activity has been
manifest in the different dioceses in this
feature of the fair. Bishop Spalding, of
Peoria, will have the supervision of the.
Governor, Show Your Grit.
Memphis, Auy. 13. A morning paper
having printed a telegram to the effect
that Gov. Buchauan has made certain
threats against. Memphis if the citizens
burn him iu fligy again, one of the par
ticipants in that business said.. yesterday
that if his excellency would show; his face
in Memphis he might be treated toa duck
ing in the Mississippi river or a coat of tar
Scores on the Diamond.
Chicago, Aug. 13. Base ball records
made by League clubs yesterday were as
follows: At Chicago Cleveland 2, Chicago
0; at Pittsburg Cincinnati 1, Pittsburg 4;
at Baltimore Philadelphia C, Baltimore
6; at Louisville St. Louis 4, Louisville 1.
Illinois-Iowa: At Kockford Kock-Island-Aloline
4, Kockford 9; 'at Jacksonville
Joliet 8, Jacksonville 13.
Assistant Secretary Spaulding Went to
Europe and Took Notes.
Washington, Aug. 13. O. L. Spaulding,
assistant secretary of the treasury, has re
turned from a trip to Europe, where he
spent five weeks investigating the com
pliance by steamship companies with the
law in regard to the transportation of im
migrants from foreign countries to the
United States. In addition to returning
with increased health, 'Spaulding brings
back with him a store of information
touching immigration matters obtained
by personal observation. During his ab
sence Spaulding visited Hamburg, Ant
werp, Rotterdam, London and Liverpool,
at all of which ports he made personal
visits to the immigration depots and ob
served the caution used by the various
steamship transportation companies in the
handling of immigrants. He found as a
rule little to criticise in the present systems
as now in force by the steamship com
panies. Companies Anxious to Comply.
These transportation companies, Spauld
ing said, had a wholeso me dread of the
law and seemed to be anxious to com; "y
with all the requirements-id exactions
imposed by the United Stafs through its
officials. Not only this, but from pru
dential ' reasons, selfish to themselves,
these transportation companies did not
want to bring infected or paujier immi
grants to the United States, in the former
case for the reason that it would breed
sickness on rhip-board and in the latter in
stance been we such pauper immigrants
would have to be returned at their own
Mighty Careful at Hamburg.
At Hamburg, which Spaulding said was
perhaps the port from which the largest
number of immigrants coming to the
United States were shipped, the transpor
tation companies bad built a large and
commodious building, run by the com
panies and at which the immigrants,
previous to their embarkation, were
lodged. There the immigrants were ex
amined by medical officers of the company
with a view to ascertaining if any of the
immigrants had an infections disease.
This examination was very thor
ough. All immigrants bad here,
prior to their departure, to thor
oughly cleanse themselves in the bath
rooms of the building, and while they
were in the bath their clothes were taken
out and thoroughly fumigated and aired.
In addition to this, as the immigrants
boarded the ship they had to undergo a
further inspection by two medical officers,
approved by the LTnited States consul and
in the presence of the United States vice
consul. All this expense is borne by the
steamship companies. The same state of
affairs practically exists at Bremen, Rot
terdam, Antwerp and Liverpool.
Toole a Look Through the Steerage.
On his return trip in the Spree Spauld
ing visited the steerage of that vessel,
which had on board pbout 400 steerage
passengers. He found that they had
ample quarters, fresh air and good food
well cooked. His observation in this di
rection extended no further than the Spree
and he could not say whether the same
conditions existed on all steamers trans
porting immigrants. His impression and
belief from what he heard from United
States officials abroad was that the repu
table steamship lines provided proper ac
commodations for immigrants, and that
the crowding of the steerage with immi.
grants, causing poor ventilation, and giv
ing them poor and unwholesome food
were confined, with few exceptions, to
what are known as "tramp" steamers.
Will Formulate Some Rules.
As a resuft of Spaulding's observations
abroad, he will formulate a series of rules
to regulate the transportation of immi
grants in all vessels, tramp steamers and
otherwise, so as to bring them all under
the supervision and control of the treas
ury department. He says that he has no
doubt that the secretary of the treasury
has this authority under the general im
migration law, and in formulating these
rules he will incorporate many of the sug
gestions contained iu the bill introduced
in congress last session for the better
ment of the immigration laws, but which
failed to liecome a law, together with such
practical suggestions as he gathered him
self in the course of his recent trip.
POSTPONED THE BOYCOTT.
Gompers Thinks Carnegie's Goods Will
Pittsbltmj, Aug. 13. The executive
committee of American Federation of La
bor spent most of yesterday afternoon and
nntil a late hour last night in conference
with the Homestead advisory committee
and the officials of the Amalgamated as
sociation. After adjournment Gompers
gave out a statement to the effect that it
had been concluded not to issue a general
boycott on the Carnegie produce for the
reasou that the works were turning out a
very small amount of work, and that its
quality was so bad that it was unmarket
able. This would result in great loss of
trade to Carnegie, and be an efficient boy
cott in itself.
May Refuse to Handle the Goods.
If it sh ould hereafter become necessary
to do so a boycott would be declared re
eardless of t he threats of the firm to use
the conspiracy laws agaiust the labor
leaders. Also whenever local labor feels
inclined to refuse to use the Carnegie
product it may do bo. Organized labor U
reminded that every dollar possible should
be raised to help the Homestead strikers
in their fight.
Roth Sides Claim Victory.
Each side claims everything at Home
stead. The strikers say the mills are
making nothing of consequence and Pot
ter says twelve car-loads of material were
shipped this week all made by the new
men. Potter's claims have the support of
newspaper men who have been inside the
works daily. Hugh O'Donntll, Burgess
McLuckie and T. H. Brown left for Bos
ton yesteiday afternoon. O'DonuelL it is
said, will remain in the east several weeks.
Scientists Out of a Job.
Washington-, Aug. 13. The following
resignations have been made necessary by
the action of congress in reducing the ap
propriation for' the geological survey:
Samuel H. Scudder of Massachusetts,
paleontologist at 2,500; Carl Barns of
Connecticut, physicist at $2,000; Thomas
M. Chatard of Maryland, chemist at $2,000,
and James H. Blake of Massachusetts, as
sistant paleontologist at 1.80Q.
Two small boys at Iansing, Mich., shtlt
themselves in an ice chest and were found,
after an all-night search. Both were dead.
John L. Sullivan will start for New Or
leans for his fight with Corbett Sept. 1,
He will travel like a railway magnate ami
will have 400 sports along with him.
The Georgia Republican state conven
tion decided not to nominate a state
ticket, thus leaving the voters of that
party free to support the nominees of the
Obituary: At Wyoming, Ohio, Rev. Dr.
P. S. Davis, of the Reformed church, aged
64. At Nevada. Iowa, State Senator T. C.
McCall. At Mitchell, Ind., Ptof. G. E.
Williams, of the Southern Indiana Nor
mal college, aged 25.
Congressional nominations: Third Wis
consin district, John W. Hancock, Rep.;
Twelfth Indiana, A. J. Yon, Rej., Fourth
Nebraska, W. M. Dock, Ind.; Sixth Ne
braska, James Whitehead, Kep.
Mr. and Mrs. Borden, an aged couple,
were mysteriously murdered at Fall
River, Mass., a week ago. Lizzie Borden,
one of the daughters, has been arrested
charged with the murder.
Airs. Rustian, her 6-year-old daughter,
her brother and three farm hands were
poisoned by arsenic placed in the well at
their house st Oak Grove, Del. The child
is dead and Mrs. Rustian and her brother
are expected to die.
The Canadian fisheries department has
received advices to the effect that the
mackerel catch of the New England fish
ing fleet to date is 22,000 barrels, as against
11,000 barrels last year.
The Innai copper mine in Akitak en, Ja
pan, was inundated July 14 by a sudden
overflow of the river Ginz.in. Nearly all
the buildinf? near the mine were washed
away, and. nccording to some accounts,
sixty miners were drowned.
The New York Mail and Express sug
gests a $1 fare to Chicago during the
World's fair for workingmen living within
1,500 miles of that city.and gives figures to
show the railways that there is money
Peter Markle, an ex-United States sol
dier, has taken to wife the daughter of
Sitting Bull, who once saved his life.
The Arabs have attacked the settlements
on the Upper Congo and reinforcements
have been sent by the authorities to sup
press the uprising.
Superintendant Byrnes, of New York,
discredits the story concerning an anar
chist plot to make a second attempt upon
the life of H. C. Frick.
Mrs. Will Hat ton, and her 14-year-old
stepdaughter, of Winchester, Ky., were
caught under a train, Mrs. Hatton fatally
hurt and the girl killed.
Bert Shoyer and Florence Morrison, aged
19 and 12 years respectively were drowned
while attempting to ford Turkey river at
Joseph S. Joplin, a member of the Ken
tucky legislature waked County Clerk
Nichols up at midnight, obtained a
marriage license and thereupon wedded
Eliza A. Ferrell, His object was to econo
mize time and get back to his legislative
SEEMED POSSESSED OF A DEVIL.
Young Morgan's Diabolical Rage He
Pittsbueg, Aug. 13. A Carmichaels,
Pa., special to the Times gives additional
particulars of The terrible tragedy near
that, place Thursday. It was learned yes
terday that after young Morgan had ex
hausted the supply of cartridges in his two
revolvers he crawled into the loft where
his father lay unconscious, collected some
paper and rags, piled them near his father
and set them on fire. He then returned to
the house and said to his sisters: "I have
finished him now." The father gained
consciousness and extinguished the fire
with his hands, which were burned almost
to a crisp.
Obtained His Father's Pardon.
Y'oung Morgan locked himself in his
room where he remained nntil yesterday
morning. After visiting his father aud
sister at the home of his uncle, Daniel
Stevenson, he begged his father's pardon,
and yesterday afternoon surrendered him
self to Sheriff Moore at Waynesburg.
Dr. Laid lev, the attending physician, re
ports Mr. Morgan to be in a sinking condi
tion, while Miss Callie Morgan is no
worse, not having reached crisis or reac
tion. The father was able to pardon the
crime of his son and expressed a wish that
he should not be arrested.
The Weather We May Expect.
Washington, Aug- 13. The following are
the weather iudieatious for twenty-four hoars
from S i. in. ysttrrtny: For Indiana and
Illinois Fair weather, except showers in
southern Illinois; warmer; southerly winds.
For Lower Mi-. higjTi Fair, warniur weather;
variable win is. si.ift ing to southeasterly. For
Upper Michiau Fair wea: her. except show
ers iu western portion; warmer; southerly
Aviuds. For Wisconsin Fair weather, except
showers in northwestern portion; warmer;
south-jriy winds. -For Iowa Fair weather,
except showers in northwestern portion;
warmer in eastern portion; southwesterly
PA RDON US
For referring to a subject so unusual, but
it may possess interest for some to know
Is sold for half the price of the other
kinds. I S SO LI),we say if the q uaiity
was not what it should be, of course it
would not sell at all.
Baking Fowder Companies aajr nothing
of their exorbitant prices, but t&Ht con
tinually of chemical analysis, fcc
Iet the scientists lead the scientists, but
let practical women try Climax, and
Judge for themselves.
-AT YOUR GROCER'S