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VOL. XL. NO. 253.
ROCK ISLAND, THURSDAY, AUGUST 18, 1892.
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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 SO 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.
SAX & Hice, Proprietors of
. The LONDON.
Rock Island, 111
FORCE VS. FORCE.
The Crisis Reached in the
Strike at Buffalo.
WHOLE STATE GUARD CALLED OUT.
Plot GiTen Away to Hum the Lehigh
Valley Trestle Railway Official IJe
mand That the State Protect Their
linsiiiess an tl Governor Flower Prompt
ly Itesponds Lake Shore Switchmen
Join the Strikers Hrakemen and Fire
men Talk of Ootnp Oat A Uecldedly
Serious SHuation All Aronnd.
BUFFALO, Aug. 18. At a conference last
night, at which there was present Sheriff
Beck, Mayor Bishop, Brigadier General
Doyle and Superitendant of Police Mor-
ganstern, representing the civil authori
ties and II. V. Walter Webb and ex-
Benator Daniel II. McMillan, Wilson S.
Bissel and E. Carlton Sprague on behalf
of the railroads, it was decided to issue a
call for the eutire state National Guard.
Several prominent citizens were also pres
ent. It was with the greatest relunctance
that Sheriff Beck and Mayor Bishop final
ly gave their consent to ;peal to Gov
ernor Flower to call out the entire state
National Guards. The governor has re
sponded and Twelfth and Twenty-second
Regiments, Tenth Butallion and Sixth
scperate companies were ordered to the
scene at once.
A Plot to Hum a Trestle.
The immediate cause of the calling out
of the entire National guard of the state is
the discovery of a plot of the striking
switchmen to burn the Lehigh Valley
trestle. A citizen whose veracity is un
questioned overheard the plot and in
formed the authorities.
They Argued With the Sheriff.
It was difficult to overcome the reluc
tance of the sheriff. Ex-Senator McMil
lan said, that "the sheriff said the yards
presented a quiet aspect at present, and
we showed that was because the road had
not begun moving its freight with the
non-union new men. Then we showed
him how the trouble would begin. The
strike extends from East Buffalo to Ni
agara Talis and involves the West Shore,
New York Central, Erie. Buffalo Creek
and Philadelphia and Heading roads.
The sheriff plainly saw that 1,(1K or even
2,U0Q militiamen scattered over that area
would notj count for Much, while this
number would be in-i.Iiiciciit and in our
opinion would cauu bluo dsheu."
I. ke Shore S i!c lmieii Strike.
At 2 u. m. today the l.-iive Shore switch
men were called out. They all dropped
work and obeyed the order. The stat
lioard of arbitration had a consultation
with the railway officials yesterday after
noou and urged the sett lemei.t of the strike
by arbitration. They would say little of
what took place, but intimated that the
railway officials did not take to the sug
gestion, and preferred to fight it out. It a
settlement does not take place soon the
board will investigate the strike.
TROUBLE AT BUFFALO GROWING.
cliued to work because they feared moles
tation. Many of them returned to their
places this morning. We have assured
them ample protection and I enter
tain no fear of results.
New York JMust Provide Protection.
"The situation resolves itself Into this:
"We can run this roud now this minute
with the men we have at our disposal if
we can guarantee them sure protection in
the discharge of their duties. The state
r.New xor& must do mat at once, we
re in no trouble whatever for men. All
ire want is soldiers to prevent the men be
ing killed or injured at their posts. As
loon as there are soldiers enough we will
have switchmen and other help in abun
lance. The New York Central, as I said,
Rill run its road in its own way." Gen
sral Superintendent Voorhees expressed
the same views.
LEHIGH EMPLOYING NEW MEN.
Enough Secured to Kuu the Kntire Sy
Reaping, Pa., Aug. 19. One hundred
nountain men passed through here yes
terday afternoon to take the places of the
itrikers on the Lehigh Valley railroad.
They came from Pine Grove, Frackville,
and Cres?ona, and are all practical and
experienced grade men. and will be used
on the mountains. It was learned last
evening that the company has secured
enough men already to fill the places of ,
rvery striker on the entire system. It is
lot believed, however, that the trouble I
a-ill extend south of Packerton. Nearly
11 of the old men were called upon person
ally yesterday, and the majority gave as
turauce that thev wculd stand by the
Preparing for a Long Siege.
Cars are being fitted at the shops with
bunks, mattresses, stoves and tables and
were sent out last night. The company
is making every preparation for the com
fort and protection of the non-union men.
They will be fed and housed in the various
yards pending the trouble. Special police
men will accompany all traius east and
west and it is said that the non-union
men on all through freight trains are to be
given police power by having them sworn
in as deputy sheriffs. Several stock trains
were brought through from Buffalo via
Williamsport Tuesday night, and it is
likely that freight will be handled in tuts
Same way until the block is lifted at Buf
falo, Packerton and Sayre.
NANCY HANKS' GREAT MILE.
Allerton Very Lame.
Independence, la., Aug. 18. Allerton
arrived home yesterday afternoon.' The
sanguine hopes of many admirers were far
from realized. He is greatly reduced in
flesh and very lame. His owner has been
and still is very reticeut on the subject,
but competent judges say there is not a
shadow of a hope of his appearance on the
turf this year.
Promulgated the Kight-llour Law.
Washington, Aug. IS The treasury
Jepartment has issued a circular official
ly informing its officers, emidoyes and
contractors and others of the act passed
by congress limiting the time of daily
service of laborers and mechanics em
ployed upon public works to eight hours.
Two Indiauit Men liadly Hart.
Cincinnati. Aug. lr. Yesterday at
South Side, near Cincinnati, on the O. and
M. railroad, a spreadingof the rails caused
the engine of a westbound freight train to
leave the track. Engineer Henry Wheeler
and Fireman John C. Horton, both of Sey
maur, Iud., were probably fatally injured.
LIVE STOCK AND PRODUCE MARKETS.
Firemen and Hrakemen on the Ed
Buffalo, Aug. IS. A strike of the loco
motive firemen on the Lehigh Valley may
be ordered ac any moment. A fireman in
the Lehigh Valley yard at East Buffalo
was ordered to do switching yesterday.
He refused to do o and was summarily
discharged. The case was taken up at
the fireman's meeting and discussed. A
committee was appointed to wait on the
Lehigh Valley officials and demand the
reinstatement of the discharged brother.
If the company refuses a strike of the fire
men on the Lehigh Valley division and
possibly on the entire Heading system
may follow. Should this occur it is alWr
gether likely that the firemeu on the Erie,
Central, Buffalo Creek and any other
lines that may go into the strike may go
Itrakemeo Iteady to Strike.
Grand Master Sargent, of the Locomo
tive Firemen Brotherhood is here, as also
is Grand Master Wilkinson, of the Broth
erhood of Kailway Brakemeu. Their pres
ence at this time is regarded as significant.
A brakeman stated yesterday that the
grand master has come here to assume
charge of the situation. If any of the
members are asked to assist in any way to
make up traius or perform any of the
duties which ordinarily belong to a
switchman a strike of the brakemen will
be ordered. The men, so the informant
says, are in the niost hearty accord with
the switchmen and williug to strike on
the slightest provocation, should they see
that such a move would bring the strug
gle to a fiuish.
thief Arthur Sent For.
It is also learned from a reliable railroad
man that Chief Arthur, of the Brot herhood
of Locomotive Engineers, has beeu sent
for and is expected i;i the city soon. The
object of .his coming could not be learned.
Chief Arthur is known to be one of the
most conservative labor men iu the United
States, and his corning is supposed to be
for the purpose of restraining his men
rather than involving them iu the present
difficulty. Another versiou, however, puts
it that the chief proposes to protect the
members of the brotherhood in the event
of a strike among the firemen. On former
occasions he has always refused to allow
brotherhood men to go out on runs with
Vice President Webb Talks.
Vice President Webb was seen yesterday
afternoon, lie appeuread quiet and self
sustained and not a bit rattled bv the
sit nation. "We intend to run our road
and move all trains as usual." be said.
"There will be no Piukertons employed.
We shall attend strictly to business and
we shall look to the state of New York to
do the same and protect our men from
assault. This cannot be with a few
militiamen, nor a thousand. A he so-
called strike on our road amounts to
nothiug. Our men generally are well
satisfied with their positions. They da-
She Trots the Distance In 2:07 1-4, Beat
ing All ICecords.
Chicago, Aug. 18. Hancy Hanks
trotted a mile at Washington park yes
terday in 2:('7Ji. The great mare was
ient to beat her own record of 2:09 and not
jnly upset that mark so decisively, 'ut
broke all existing records of the trotting
turf. The 2:(;S;4' of Maud S, dwindles into
obscurity and the world's notch of 2;(fe,V
held by Robert Bonner's Sunol pales by a
full second before the clip set by the peer
les Nancy Hanks, now supreme queen of
trotters. Twelve thousand persons saw
the unequalled feat performed. Her pace
was like the wind and her motion perfect
ind when she finished the air was rent
llow the leat was Done.
Bud Doble held the ribbons. The mare
R-as sent a slow mile to warm up and
ofterward sponged off. Accompanied by
a runner aud pace-maker the start was
made. The quarter was reached in 0:31
hut the mare was going as steadily as she
had begun and Doble sat like a statue.
When she flashed past the half mile pole
in l:03i there was a great murmur of sur
prise. When the J4' flag went down the
time recorded was 1:30 and then for the
first time Doble began to urge the mare.
Into the stretch she thundered, Starr now
sending the ruuner level with Nancy and
is she came toward the finish Doble, with
voice and rein, coaxed her to the effort of
her career and thus forced her out to the
very limit of speed and endurance.
Summary of the Events.
The races yesterday were won as follows:
2:S0 trot, Geneva, best time 2:14; Cham
pion stakes, foals of 1SSS, Hulda. best time
1:30; Juvenlile stakes, foals of 1S90, Luzelle,
best time 2:27 best time of race by Mam
hriuo Swift, second heat, 2:2G4'; 2:25 trot.
Ponce de Leon, best time 2:17If. 2:25 pace,
r'lying Jib, best time 2:09'-
RACE COURSE LITIGATION.
C nicAQO, Aug. 17.
Following wera the quotations on the
boar.l of trale to lay: Wheat August, opened
6UjC, elosed i62s: September, ojieued 7c,
closed Cg-: December, opened 71'Mic, closed
n?c. Com August, ojH'ned SJUgc, closed
tH?". September, opened lie, closed oljc: Oc
tober, opened Slrsc, clood fl?tio. Oats Au
gust, oiKneU :-!i eloped I-'Hiv: September,
opened oJc, c1isoh1 'Sic: October, opened
!Be, close I 3 l&c Pork September, opened
SUJ.ttH- clone" I SlLbTJ-i: October, opened
l-'.5, close 1 $)1.9:i-3: Jauuary, opened $13.30
closed Slvi.ttl.K. Lard September, opened
li.lC'h,. closed 8S.12&.
Live stock Prices at the L'ui.m Stock:
yards today mused :is foll'iw: llotrs Market,
and prices weak ficjuic decline: packers and
ihippers backward about taking hold; sales
ranged at $.t&5.50 piKs, $5.&.&o.Hj liht. $iS0
&"i.5o rough packing:, Si.-54J3.iC mixed, and
Jo.riKiii.yiJ heavy packing aud shipping lots.
Cattle Market moderately active on local
and shipping account; and prices fa
vor buyers; quotations ranged iU05.30
choice to extra shipping steers. $4.50
64.90 good to choice do, $4JS)34.5i fair to
good, $3.oO4.10 common to medium do,
$3.4H.4 01 butchers' steer. $2..HKfc:.3i atockera.
S2.00&3.5(1 Texas steers. Ju'.toJ.lX) range
steers, f J.-V'StATd feeders, $1.T&( 3.00 raws, 8 2-JO
&J.25 bulls, and $-V0&3 0U veal calves.
Sheep Market fairly active and prices
steady; quotations ranged at $4.0u&4.75 per
10U lbs westerns, S t 3U&.Y.Y0 natives. (LIS
Texas and i3.joa.rl.j0 lamb.
Produce: Mutter Fancy separator, 4c;
dairies, faucv. fresh, 17&lc: pac king stock,
fresh, l-i. l tiC. Kk2S lofc lti er doz, loss
off. Live poultry. Hens, UttdlH per lb;
spring chichens, 15c; roosters, tie: ducks, ttc;
sprint; duck, lie; turkeys, mixel, llc: geese
.miiitiOil per dox. Potatoes Tennessee,
Kose, i.2ai.2.50 ier bbl; Triumphs, S-'.-otft
.0ci; Kausas Kariy Ohios. 83'Jc per bu
home grown. Early Ohio, 51.TSiiU per bbl.
Hlufb. rrios SI. 5 ifJ.ti per Id quart case
llaspbei ries liol, $.M per -4-j int case;
black. (l.ltil.'Ji per U-quart case. ' Blackber
ries Michigan Eai ly Harvest, T.V&k; per 21;
pint ca-e. Apples f"J.tij'i.5l per bbU good to
New York, Aug. 17.
Wheat -2Co. - red winter cash. &.'9n;
August. M!c: September, Kltjc; October,
Sj?sc; December, tc. Corn No. 2 mixed
cash. 6-ic; August, 61c; September, .'-SHc; Oc
tober. iiTJir. Oats No. - mixed cash, o84c:
August. o7;-s!-; September. -. Kye Dull
aha lower at for t) . -whole range,
barley Neglected. Pork Steady; msss, $14.
ft 13.7 i for old. I ar J Steady; fs.35 for October.
Lito Stock: Cattle Tracing brisk and active
for all grades at an advan.-e of 10c per 1KI lbs;
pooie-t to best native M-vis. t3.'.0io.60 per
Ul lbs; Texaus and olorados, $3.863.4.10;
bulls aud dry rows, :2 20 &3.'i. Sheep and
Lambs Sheep, s-on iy; lnmlis, active but J4s
lower except .or n aiiy choice offerings; sheep.
l.(K"(i.5.Si p T ibs; lambs, t ituM ii7.2Sk
Hog Market firm; lire hog, $5.06(6.26 per
Garfield I'ark Club Somewhat Ahead of
Chicago, Aug. 18. Judge McConnell
resterday decided the habeas corpus cases
brought in behalf of John Murray, a book
maker, and K. W. Webber, a ticket seller
It the Garfield park race track. The Kenny
ordinance, under which Murray was ar
rested for gambling, the court held was
roid because of its never having been pub
lished properly. In the case of the ticket
Mller the court held that the track was a
place of amusement aud must have a li
cense to operate. Webber was therefore
Kflect of the Decision.
Under the decision if the myor still re
fuses to grant t he club a license the ad
mission may be made free and pool selling
continued without interference by the
police, or the club may charge admission
and nay a daily fine of ?50 for violating
the amusement ordiuance. The club
Dlfered to pay the city $100 a day for a
license, so in case of the latter alternative
the club will be the gainer by the mayor's
The Florists at Washington.
Washington-, Aug. 18. The first busi
ness transacted at the morning session of
the Society of American Florists was the
(election of a city for holding the next an
nual meeting. St. Louis was selected.
Vice President W. R. Smith, of Washing
ton, D. C, was unanimously elected presi
Jeul of the society; William Trealeaz, of
St. Louis, vice president; William S. Stew
art, of Boston, secretary, aud M. A. Hunt,
of Terre Haute, Ind., treasurer.
Buckwheat Trust Organised.
Tkestox. N. J., Aug. 18. A buckwheat
trust has beeu formed with a capital stock
of $5,000,000. The incorporators, according
to the papers filed yesterday in the office
of secretary of state, are: David Dows and
Joseph A. Knox, cf New York; William
i. Nash, of Brooklyn, and Charles W. Mc
gutcben, of Plaiutield. The trnst will be
ailed the Hecker-Jones-Jewell Milling
The ftioeal Market!.
Bran -b5c per cwt,
Ships! tiff $1.00 per cwt.
Hay Timoihv. llai3: prairie, lOail; clover
SK&10; baled. SH 0012.50.
Butter Falrto choice, 1-'H"; creamery, 39334c
Ecps Fresb. 14c; packed 10c.
Poultry Chickens. 10&12K ; turkeys 12U0
ducks, 12Hc: geese, 10c.
r itv it and veqitabi.es.
Apples $a.25a$2.T5 per bbl.
Cattle Butchers nay for corn fed steers
SHt44c: cows and heifer. 2VtSL3c; calves
nard 7 75.
Soft 1 10&3 30.
Common boards $16.
Joist Scantling and timber, 12 to 16 feet, $13.
Every additional foot in length 50 cents.
X A X Shingles f3 75.
Lath $2 50.
Fencir g 12 to 16 feet $18.
ock boards.rougb $16.
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