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VOL. XL. NO. 252.
ROCK ISLAND, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17, 1892.
Single Copies 5 Ceat
Per Week lH Grata
The Largest Clothing House,
Three Times as many Goods
To Select From,
At a Third 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
e are the People who have knocked High
Prices to pieces; we are willing to do busi
ness on a small margain.
& Rice, Proprietors of
Rock Island, 111.
IRON HALL DOOMED
Says the Supreme Accountant
of the Order.
OPTIONAL WITH THE SECRETARY.
ASSIGNMENT OF SOMEKBY'S BANK.
A Demand for the Order' Funds Re
sults In the Appointment of a lie
crirer Object of the Move The Con
cern Asserted to be .Solvent Pessim
istic Opinion of Accountant Walker
He Says the Order is Iiuined Criti
cism of Sonierby.
Philadklphia, Aug. 17. The Mutual
Banking Surety Trust ami Safe Deposit
company, in which a large amount of
funds belonging to the Order of the Iron
Hall is deposited, failed to open its doors
yesterday morning. Inquiry developed the
fact that the directors of the bank had
made an assignment for the benefit of the
stockholders and depositor to A. E.
Stock well, of thiscity. attorney for the
bank. Neither President Sonierby nor
Cashier Hayes could be found and it is
believed the foimer has left for Jlndiannp
olis in the interest of the Iron Hail of
which he is supreme justice.
Whit the Assignee Says.
Assignee Stoc-kweK was found in com
pany with H. G. Williams, the treasurer ol
the Iron Hall Building ionipany and also
a director of the bank, and was asked the
reasons for the assignment. lie replied
by referring to the recent suit for a re
ceivership instituted against the Iron Hall
Mt Indianapolis, and the fact that 4430,000 ,
of the order's money !s on desposit in the
bank "The lawyers on both sides in the
receivership suit," he continued, "with the
consent and approval of Judge Taylor,
came here to take away the cash securities
of the bank and remove thetu to Indi
anapolis, lielieves the Kink Solvent.
"Mr. Krumbhaar, state superintendent
of banking, has been working with the
plaintiffs with the undoubted intention of
wrecking this institution and the Iron
Hall. It was for the purpose of protecting
its creditors and keeping its assets within
this jurisdiction that the assignment was
made. The bank, in my opinion, is per
fectly solvent and is able to pay dollar for
dollar all around. The directors can not,
however, permit their assets and securities
to go out of this jurisdiction and thus
compel their depositors : o go to In liau
apolis for their rights."
No Statement of Condition.
Mr. Stockw.-ll declared that it was im
dossible at ;h:-. time fur hint to make any
statement :f ilie assets and liabilities of
the instit tit ion. The di-maiid for the Iron
Hall fuud he .-aid. was made during the
joint meeting of the hni.k directors and
officers of the order which ..ited all day.
The directors re:'cd .he demand, and
there was no! hing to do but to make an
assignment. Il is claimed by applicants
for i he receivership at Indianapolis that
JTuXo-M of i he Irou Hall's funds are lock
ed up in the institution and that the Mu
tual company is also surety for the Iron
Hall officers to the extent of fl.tKKi.OtK).
The amount on deposit is believed to in
clude $I7d,0iH said to have been advanced i
by the supreme justice of the order to
make g.o.l an impairment of the bank's
capital which the state Ijatik examiner
discovered last spring.
He Will Stop Any Abuse or the Gold
Washington, Aug. 17. The one million
dollar gold shipment made Monday on
treasury notes tendered by lleidelback,
Ickelheimer & Co., in New York, is not
regarded here as having been made for
the purpose of forcing a crisis. A treas
ury department official said yesterday that
in the event of a combination to force gold
to a premium by tendering large amounts
of treasury notes for redemption in gold,
to be sent from this country, the secre
tary of the treasury can readily put a stop
to it by refusing to redeem these notes in
pold coin. The provisions of the act un
der which treasury notes were issued
makes it purely optional with the secre
tary whether the notes shall be redeemed
in gold. It has been the policy of the de
partment to use gold coin in the redemp
tion of notes of this character, but the
abuse of this privilege would probably be
met with a refusal of thi department to
SIX HURRIED TO ETERNITY.
GOOD-BYE TO THE IRON HALL
That Is What an Oflicial of the Order
fcays It 31eans.
Indian apolis, Aug. IT. Supreme Ac
countant Waiker, of the Iron Hall, was
asked last night by a reporter what effect
the appointment of a receiver will have on
the Iron Hall 'order. "It means cood-bye
to the Iron Hall," said he. "A receiver
will be appointed. The attorneys and
others who went to Philadelphia were to
have been back here by tomorrow
(Wednesday) morning, when the case was
to have been taken up again, but in the
morning a continuance .'or another day
will be asked, as t be attorneys will not get
back until Thursday morning I do not be
lieve anothe: witness will be placed on the
stand. I think the evidence of Mr. iom
erbv and the preliminary statement be
fore the court made by Judge Howe were
sufficient grounds for the appointment of
What lie Told Somerby.
"It's awful; it's a bad state of affairs.
Here Mr. Davis end myself have had to
stand durin.; the past few weeks all kinds
of abuse, because it was claimed we had
given more information to the plaintiffs
in the suit than to the defense. 1 said to
Mr. Somerbyr 'If the affairs of the Iron
H all arc being conducted honestly, it is
not going to iitirt anybody to give out in
formation about the order; and if it is
found that dishonesty is a chief factor in
running the affairs, it is th-j proper time
for an honest man to get up and say so.'
"Do you know the amount of the liabili
ties of the .Yutnal bank of Philadelphia?"
Stockholders Will Have to Shell Out.
"Xo, I !o rot," snid Mr. Walker, with
an injured air. "1 ktuvv, however, that
there has been placed in the bank $fJO,OJ0
of Iron ilitil funds, while the bank oidy
has the order credited with about $430,000.
Now that the bank has been placed in the
hands of a receiver I suppose the stock
holders will have to make the deficiency
goo.i, and thai whatever per cent, is re
quired to make good the amount due the
Iron Hall b the bank will be levied ou
the stock. Everything 1 have is in
Vested in th::t bank and in the Iron Hall
building fund, and I suppose I will have
to go out and hunt a new job."
lie 4 ouid a Tale In fold.
"If I get a chance to go on the witness
stand," said Mr. Walker, "I will have a
few things to say. I will give some idea
about how this onler has been run. With
the Royal Arcanum order or the Knights
of Honor any member can look at the
books and information about the condition
of the order is ent out to the members
from the office lut it is different here;
Mr. Somerby looks after such things."
F I arue mi uunmonln rsrs.
New Yoi:k. Aug. 17. At Monmouth
park yesterday Kiugston won Ji" mile in
Miss Maude mile in 1:14,V. York
Tille Belle 1 miles in 2:36, Julien, IX
miles iu 1:4.V. Nomad mils in 0:59X.
and Este'le i mile iu l:li5J.
Constructia Train Wrecked at a Uravel
fit in Ohio.
COLUMBUS. Aug 17. A terrible accident
occurred Monday evening on the Toledo,
Walhonding Valley and Ohio railroad, a
branch of the Pennsylvania system now in
course of construction, six miles north of
here at a point known as Hicheson's J
gravel pit. Six human beings were crushed j
to death and several e thers seriously in- ,
juied. The unfortunates were on cars hat
were being puslu d ahead o: a construe-j
lion train. A switch was open where it ,
should have been closed, and tlte train ran !
r. . .. J ,1 i (,,, I 1 1 J 7 I inrn am lit P
The Dead and Mortally Hurt.
The list of killed is as follows: Frank
Galli, William Kafferty; John Barry,
Newburg, O.; Joseph Bycroft, Burlington,
Vt.; John Halliger, John Flynn. Mortal
ly wounded Frank Hughes and Patrick
O'Brien. Besides the foregoing the fol
lowing were badly hurt William O'Toole,
John Hogans, Patrick Connors, Patrick j
Costello. Morris Collins, John Erickson4 1
nd Michaei Mulahy. r
JUDGE CLARKSON NOT DEAD.
Trotting at Washington Park.
Chicago, Aug. 17. Winners ou second
day of Northwestern Breeders association
races were: Directum, 2-year-olds, beat
time 2:23. Marion Wilkes, 2-year-olds,
best time 2:22i. 2:38 class. Jimmy Tem
ple, best time best time of race, by
Heir-at-Law, 2:30'. Josephine won the
unfinished 2:2S race in 2:22. Hamlin's
team, Globe and Honest George, went
mile to pole in 2:13J
Governor Winans Withdraws.
Grand Kapips, Mich., Aug. 17. It was
stated here that Governor Winans had
written a letter saying that he would not
be a candidate for the noniinatiou for gov
ernor before the Democratis convention.
The Weather We May Expect.
Washington, Aug. 17. The following- are
the weather indication tor tweuty-foar hours
from 8 p. in. yestorda.y:
For Ixjwer Mi'hiffan Fair weather, follow
ed by showers in northern portion: warmer;
southeaster. y winds. For I pp r Michigan
showers; tooit-r weather: ealeriy winds.
For Wisi-onsiu Fair weather, except showers
in n n tliern pjrtion-: cooler: southeasterly
wiuds lie.omMiij variable. For Indiana and
Illinois - K it weather; cooler by to-nltrht;
wind? shifting to southerly. For Iowa-Fair
weather; coder by to-idght; southerly Winds.
LIVE STOCK AND FRODUCE MARKETS.
Testimony Showing That lie Is Very
Omaha, Aug. 17. The World-Herald
prints a long story containing evidence
that Judge Joseph K. Clarkson, of Oma
ha, who is supposed to have been drowned
in Honey Creek lake, Iowa, three weeks
ago, is alive. An envelope and mortuary
notice from the life insurance company in
which he was insured and hot h bearing ins
name were found four miles from the lake
torn into small pieces and scattered ou
the floor of a deserted school hou.s,'. Three
wit nesses describe such a man as Clark
son as having been seen ,tl I.iovelan.1 and
Missouri Valley. Ia. One of these, a bar
ber at the latter place, shaved a beard
from the face of a man corresponding ex
actly with Clarks.m's descript ion.
LAID AWAY IN STYLE.
Connecticut M:i lluria.1 Casket of
Silver and iiold.
Danpuky, Conn., Aug. 17. The body of
Kussell Benedict, vhodiid iu Yaricnbad,
Austria. Julv v". reached here Monday in
what is probaldy the richest burial casket
ever seen on this continent The box is of
solid silver and is elaborately embellished
with gold. On the top is a cold crucifix
two feet long. The casket :s carried by
means of eight gold handles, and is sup
ported by six lion's legs. Festoons of gold
flowers are draped around it. On each of
the four corners is a gold angel six inches
high. It is not known what the casket
cost. Mr Benedict was a very wealthy
man, who had lived many years in Aus
tria. He was born is this city.
THE QUEEN DOESN'T OBJECT.
Names of the leading Members of Glad
London, Aug. 17. The new cabinet has
has been accepted by the queen and Glad
stone is again formally in power. The
Grand Old Man takes the position of
prime minister, of course, and adds to it
that of first lord of the treas
ury. Karl liosebeiry, whose firmness
in foreign affairs has given him
the confidence of the Conservatives, is
given that portfolio. Baron Herschell
takes the lord chancellorship, and Hir
court is made chancellor of the exchequer.
The important position of chief secretary
of stale for Ireland goes to Jotm
Morley, which is a surety that Ireland
will get anything it asks. Lord Houghton
is Irish viceroy.
Kecords on the Diamond.
CHICAGO, Aug. 17. Following are the
scores made yesterday by League base ball
clubs;At Chicago Baltimore (i.Chicago 12:
at Cincinnati New York Cincinnati 6;
at Cleveland Boston 3. Cleveland 5; at
Louisville Philadelphia 2, Louisville 7; at
ist. Icuis Brooklyn 7, Srt. Louis 0: at
Pittsburg Washington 0, Pittsburg V
given by the umpire because Washington
refused to play, wheu the score was 2 to 2,
owing to a disputed decision.
Illinois-Iowa; At Jacksonville Rotk
fcrd 0. Jacksonville 4: at Hock Island
The hirnic team appeared on the grounds
and, Joliet not shewing up, was giveu
the game 'J to 0.
Mighty Cheap Sort of Man.
Axniston, Ala., Aug. 17. Captain L.
1). Blondell. who ha3 been giveu exhibi
tions at Oxford Lake for several days,
offered $25 to any one who would get into
a boat and allow himself to be blown up
with dynamite in order that Blondell
might show his method of saving life in
such emergencies. Richard Neely. a
young white man, accepted the offer and
was blowu forty or fifty feet into the air
and fell back on seme of the wreckage.
His left leg was broken and he was other
wise severely injured, but he may recover.
And lie Never Came Hack.
New Yoisk. Aug 17. There was a rumor
Monday of a heavy defalcation in Wall
street. Traced to its source the rumor
narrowed down to a clerk who had gone
off with a toOO draft which had been given
him by the firm of Lazard Freres, of No.
10 Wall street, to have cashed at the
Fourth national bank, two blocks distant.
The clerk, whose name is withheld, bad
not returned at a late hour.
C IHCAOO. Aug. 16.
Following wero the tiuotatums ou the
lxiar.1 of tra ie to lay: Wheat AuKtit, opened
losi T7c; September. o;-eaed TtJaC,
CKe.l '.'.I : IV-ceniU-r. o;eiicd TS-J6'. closed
T!c. Corn Align st. op. ne i ."-c. clo-ed
5'.'aH'--: Septeuitt-r. opened ."Cvgc.elosed "-'?$-; Oc
tober, opened i-V, clo-ed .V-Tii Chits An-gu-t,
cpciie-i closed ':i,i--: September,
opened :i Ti ". cm 1 U October, opened
Sic, close l 3 -V-- l'oi h. September, opened
J12.4I1, close! $1 2. 4".; Oi tober. ojiened
$l-.j, cloea ?l-'.52!; January, opeueil i:-40,
closed $13.42!. LarJ-.wctuiber,opeued $.,
Ijve stock Prices at the Union Stock
yards today landed as follows: Hogs Market
active and firm; prices 5&10c higher on the
best grades owing to scarcity: 'ales ranged at
$4.iO(&S.M piss, $".i5.la litbt. f5.;jS,' ftj
rough packing. $5.3.jz.5.91 nine 1, and -i
6.1' heavy packing and shipping lots.
Cattle -Market moderately a tive on local
and ship; ing account; an 1 prir-es well
maintained; quotations ranged $o.WQ.:J
Choi' e to extra shipping steers. $4.50
g,4.90 good to choice do, J4.20 fair to
good, f.f..Vi5t4.1ij common to iurdium do,
$1.4034 01 butchers' steers S2 ..Vl&').31 Mockers.
2.l4i:j."yl Texas steers. S2,; 5(4.211 fauee
steers. $2.S'i3.7u feeders, Sl.7.!3.iJcows, V-i-'W
(a.3 '-'i bulls, and 00 vea! calves.
Sheep Market fairly active and pri.-es
steady: quotations range 1 at Ji.rt'fffc 4.T5 jr
lilo lbs westerus. 5 1 Mft."j.'i0 natives. .25t2i
Texas an : i.1.ia6.."0 l.irabs.
Troduce: Hutter Fancy s iarator, 24c;
dairies, fancv. tresu. i". .Jo: ).ack;u:j ick,
fresh. 12i;tl H;C. Esiia i j 1 '-.- per doz, loss
oil Live poultry. Hens. lljll'a per lb;
spi iug ehichens. IV; roosters. .-; ducks. 9c;
spring dU' k. l!c, tnrkevs. mixed. HM-e; geese
fjoUnstiii' jor i:oz 1 'ot.it oes Tenne?e,
Uose. 52. 2." i2.5.i per bid; Triumphs.
2.o0; Kaii-. Kany Oliios. eViSnc per bu
home grown, Karly Ohio. tl.T J.2.!'J per hbl.
B'.ueberii.-s - il.r.'.'.0 per loq.tart ce
la-pberri. s-He i. 1"h' per 14-iut...afe:
bi.ick. SI 1'' per 12-qu.irt cast.', tuuekoer-rie-Sli.U:.i:i
K:u !y U.rvo-t. t.VtsV jier 24;
Hut . a-a Apiles 52.ii2..' per bbl: good to
New York. -
New York, Aug. Id.
Wheat Xi). 2 red viuter cash. 63f-ic;
September. S2; jjUjc; October,
S'.i-io: lleceiuucr. sTUj-. Corn No. 2 mixed
cash. .': Aagu-t, V ; September. iStc; Oc
tober. T-l4' its No. - mixed cah. JfcV,
August. "t:s": September. :Vbc. Hye Slow;
6S,r.T2o foi ti.e whtde range. llarloy N og
le te i- S'ork Dull: msss. SM 2TK.tl j.7i lor
eld. I-ar.t Ouict; September. $S.oi
Live Sto -V. Cai tie -Market tinu, but no
traili: g iu le.ves. drs-ei Isjef. steady; native
sides, i'.j rs.s .j . por lb. Sheep and Lambs
Market astive; herp. S4.2.'.i44..",0 ier 1JJ lbs;
lambs. 55.2 v.iU T.". Hos .Market steady; lis-e
Logs. 5i 2"nii. 15 per HM 11m.
The Ioeal Slarketis.
Oats SCititsSc. t
Bran SV per cwt. : . .
Ships'iiff fl.OO per rwt. - i . .
Hay Timoihv. SilSilS; prairie, 1CK3U; clover
i310; baled. SH Ortaia.SO. -
Butter Falrto choice. l.'Hc: creamery, 34S4c
Ecps Fresh. 14c; packed. 10c.
Poultry Chickens. 10&lVi; turkeys li!0
docks, l-'Hc: geese, 10c.
rariT and tegbtablks.
Apples f9. SMit$a.75 perbbl.
Potatoe s S.rc.
Cattle Batchers pay for com fed steers
SHfft4c; cows and neifera, 2(3c; calve
Hard 7 50(717 75.
Soft i lo&a 30.
Common boards $16.
Joist scantling and timher, l to 16 feet, $13.
Kvery additional foot inlength 50 cents.
X A X Shinfiles 3 75.
Fencini; 12 to 16 feet $18.
ock boardc, rough (16.
J " (Mark
LESS THAN HALF THE
H- POUNDS.20. -fe.
SOLD IN CAHS'ONLY
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