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VOL, XL. NO. 255.
ROCK ISLAND, SATURDAY, AUGUST 20, 1892.
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At a Third Less Price.
Whatever you purchase of us if it is not cheap
er than you can get it elsewhere, bring it
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It is better for you than Loaning Money, as
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We are the People who have knocked High
Prices to pieces; we are willing to do busi-
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OUIET AT BUFFALO.
Railways Getting Ready to
Resume Their Business.
SAT THEY HAVE PLENTY OP HANDS
And Will Start te Traias TTith m Rush
Right Away Webb Not Satisfied With
the Protection Afforded Non-Union
Men on the Central Ketnrn to Work on
the Report That K. of L. Men Are Com
ing Incidents of an Kxciting Charac
ter Strikers Talk to the Mayor.
Buffalo. Aug. 20. 1 p. m. It can now
be said almost certainly that the locomo
tive firemen on the Lehigh, Erie, Lake
Shore, West Shore, and New York Cen
tral roads will go out between 6 o'clock
this evening and tomorrow morning. The
members of the Brotherhood of Trainmen
and Conductors on the above roads and
possibly the telegraphers will follew the
Buffalo, Aug. 19. The general situa
tion lst night was quiet. Kepresentatives
of the United Press, after a thorough tour
of the important posts established by Gen
eral Doyle, found the troops and police
alert, little being done in the way of mov
ing freight and a general air of "what
next?" All the troops ordered have ar
rived, been posted, and are unusually
alert. Militia guard duty in cases like
this is very trying. The guards have to
keep all outside the line who have no
buisness there, and at the same time to
allow free movement to and fro of the
employes on duty inside, all of whom
seem at night like spectres gliding back
and forth anions the net work of rails.
Webb Demands Absolute Protection.
The railroad officials talked confidently
of their intention to move freight in quan
tity eastward last night, but the visit to
the yards showed that but little was being
done. There were a couple of disturbances
in the yards before midnight, and when
word of this reached Vice-President Webb,
of the Cet-tral, he ordered further opera
tions suspended for the night on the
'ground of insufficient protection for the
road's employes. This action on the part
of the Central's leading official now here
is regarded us signifying that the road
will insist on the fullest protection from
the civil and military authorities or it will
not attempt to do business. In view of
the repeated statements from various
sources, alleged to be official, that there
were more troops here than are needed the
position of the Central will doubtless
cause the authorities to adopt more vig
orous measures than are even now in
Waiting: for H at Sayre.
The Lehigh Valley h::;I plenty of men to
work iu their yards ye.-terday, but little
was done in the way of sending out
freight, "We have not been n aking much
effort to shove freight out," said Chief
Clerk Smith, of the Lehigh, "because of
the fact that there is no room for the cars
down the road. Today we made several
trips to the lake freight house and re
lieved it of much of its freight. The men
are making up the cars in the yards into
trains and getting them ready to move as
soon as we can make room at Sayre. When
we get that room the cars will fly as if
nothing had happened. We have eight
engines manned and ready to work as
soon as the word coms."
Non-Union Men Want to Get Back.
Important news developed here yester
day afternoon. It is that Knights of Labor
from eastern places are here to take the
positions made vacaut by the strike of the
non-union switchmen on the Central, and
that the old hands who struck Monday
night were falling over each other in their
endeavors to get back in the employ of the
Central road. Yesterday afternoon a com
mittee of seven striking non-union switch
men wuit-ed on Assistant Superintendant
Gould and asked if they could go back to
work. They were led by John Welch.
"We have come to our senses," said Welch.
"We are ready to go back to work because
we believe now that there are enough
troops here to protect us. The reason we
struck was we thought we would get killed
if we remained at work. We were threat
ened by the strikers from other roads. The
men approached us and threatened to take
our lives if we remained at work." They
were put back at work.
EXCITEMENTS OF THE NIGHT.
wnen me oruer preparatory to firing was
given, there was a scarcity of strikers.
Ko arrests were made by the police.
Looks Like Something Was Doing;.
Th "Viwr Ynrlc CVritral is mnvincr freiirhfc
in good shape. Assistant Superintendent !
Rossiter stated that thirteen trains had
been Bent out up to late in the afternoon
and more wenj out last night. "The prin
cipal work we are doing," said be, "is to j
care for all of our live stock and perishable i
freight. That is being finely cared for and !
our grain and dead freight is being
promptly moved. At Ohio street we are j
working as if nothing bad happened and j
with full crews. No attempt is being made ,
to work the Black Rock yard." I
Picking Up Links and Pins. I
Superintendent Bruun, of the Erie, was
busy at the wires when a reporter called.
"We have ten engines at work with 117
men," said he, "and tonight we will have
135 men, more than enough to do the yard
work. We took three trains of grain
from Ohio street and sent out five trains.
Two of these went out at S o'clock and
and the rest at 6:3u o'clock. Our men
spent the most of their time today
straightening up the yards aud picking
up the links and pins removed by the
strikers. The yards are now in very good
SWEENEY MAKES A PROPOSITION.
A Union Spy Wrlveu Oat of the Yards
The excitement of last night was fur
nished by two incidents of the semi
dramatic sort, both of which served to
keep the troops near the scene on the
alert. At the main freight yards of the
Central the firing of three shots in suc
cession shortly before 9 o'clock caused not
a little stir aud investigation revealed the
cause. At this point the new non-union
men have been hewed in an old paint
s hop which has been converted into a dor
mitory and mess quarters for them. Here
good -food is prepared by cooks of the
An ljnrniy in the Camp.
A pretended non-union man was among
the new men at supper and after the meal
began arguing with them in an endeavor
to have them quit the service they had just
entered. Those iu charge soon discovered
the character of the supposed "scab," and
be was promptly driven away. From the
edge of the tracks opposite the barracks
he began throwing coal in the direction
of his pursuers, for which be was fired at
by two men of Captain Kir by 'a command
who were at the moment passing on a
freight engine. The report of the mus
kets put the police under Captain Wurta
in chase of the spy, but the shots bad
given speed to his flying feet and he es
caped iu the darkness.
Soldier Threatend to Fire.
Camp Four, the important post at the
Central elevators on Ohio street, guarded
by a battalion of the Twenty-third regi
ment, bad a lively shake up just before
taidnight, when the strikers at the Elk
street crossing stoned non-union switch'
men who were making up a train. Some
of the missiles hit soldiers of the Twenty-
third, but none of them was seriously in
jured. The soldiers ordered their assail
ants to leave or accept a dose of lead and
Wliu t Graud Mnstes Sargent Says.
Tekkk Haute, Ind., Aug. 30. Grand
Master Sargent, of the Brotherhood of
Firemen, says the firemen have regular
committees on all the roads, and they
would be quick to report any grievances.
No strike can be ordered except by Mr.
Sargent, who says that if the companies
leave his men alone in all probablity there
will be no strike of firemen. If a firemen,
is called upon to do switchman's work he
will be justified in refusing and if dis
charged, Sargent will uphold bim even to
the extent of ordering a strike of firemen.
Silver Selling at Kighty-throe.
Washington, Aug. 20. The treasury
department yesteiday purchased. 200,000
ounces of silver at from $0.8297 to $0.8303
He Suggests Arbitration and His Sug
gestion Is Ignored.
Frank Sweeney, grand master of the
Switchmen's uuiou, has furnished the of
ficials of each one of the roads involved in
the strike with a copy of the proposition
made by the switchmen to the railroad
officials in June last asking for a read
justment of the number of hours of daily
labor aud of the pay for over work.
Sweeney recites that the switchmen had
been unable to get any reply to their ap
peal. They now propose to the railroad
authorities that the disputes at issue be
submitted to a committee of three citizens
of the city of Buffalo, "one to be named by
the officials of your company aud one to
be named by the switchmen and the third
to be named by the two thus appointed.
Men to Go to Work Meantime.
"This committee to investigate all mat
ters in dispute and hear all evidence by
either side, and after such investigation
and hearing the final conclusions of the
committee to be binding unon the officials
and switchmen. If thi3 proposition should
be favorably considered by you, and pend
ing the final conclusions of the commit
tee on settlement, that it be agreed that
the switchmen who prior to Aug. 18, 1892,
were employed on your road, and such
other employes of your road who have
since been discharged on account of their
refusal to do switchmen's work, be per
mitted to resume their work""
This proposition has been entirely ig
nored by ail of the officers to whom it was
l$l:eves in Moral Suasion.
In an interview with Sweeney he was
asked if Le knew who it was that are com
mitting lawless deeds, he claiming that
the switchmen were not the guilty ones.
He said he did not wished he did. He be
lieved that the only legal and proper
method of proceeding for the men was
moral suasion that was the only thing
that came within the law. Pulling pins,
throwing switches and threatening men
at work was all wrong. He was asked:
"Is your order ready or willing to insure
safety to any non-union men who may be
putatworky "The switchmen will only
resort to means within the law."
Who Were These Men.
In order to fix the responsibility on the
right persons for the acts which Sweeney
disapproves and which he was quite posi
tive the switchmen were not guilty of he
was asked: "What do you think of the
men who went to Alden and pulled the
pins on a freight train? These nieu paid
their fare over the Lackawanna, walked
across the country, aud took all this trou
ble without apparently having any in
tention of doing more than delay traffic
There were thirty of them and only six
men on the train, which they could have
looted easily if they had been so disposed.
Do you think those men were strikers or
tramps?" "I do not know and am not sup
posed to know anything about that."
WANT THE TROOPS WITHDRAWN.
The Weather We May Expect.
W AsniMiTo.v Ji.UK- -0. The following are
the wemher indicationr. Tor tweuty-four hours
from S i. ra. yesTenluy: For Wisconsin
r'ir, warmer weath-r; northerly winJs, be-,
coming variable. For Iowa Fair weather,
except frh'iwtM-s in noith western portion; cool
er by to-night; easterly winl", becoming vari
able. For Indiana anl Illinois Fair weather,
except showe: sin n .rtliwe-teru portion: warm
er; northeastern winds. For Michigan Fair
warmer weather; northeasterly wind.
LIVE STOCK AND FRODUCE MARKETS.
CniCAOO, Aug. 19.
Following were the quotations on the
board of traletoJay: Wheat August, opeued
,6a. closed 7."kjc; Septeinb3r. opened ;77c,
closed 75 : December, oinned U?ic, closed
78sc. Corn August, opcue.l Ki?ic, closed
5iHc; September.opeued stfo closed o.'gc; Oc
tober, opened f-'c, closed :Z: Oats Au
gust, ojieiie I ic;, closed "-ic: September,
opened closed S October, opened
3o"o, close i 3 gc I'oi k September, opened
lLK!t, cloveil $11.37),: October, oiened
$11.93," close! $11.47t: January, oi eued
Sl.i"! closed fli.71. Lard (epte:nber,
oieued $3 00, closed $7.77)4.
Live stock Prices at the Union Stoke
yards today ranged as follows: Hons Market
moderately active on local and shipping
account; anl feeling firm; best grades feluc
higher; other grades un hanged; tales
ranged at $t.40&5. 40 pigs, Jo.lDiiT-i liht, $5.20
&:.& i rough packing, $5.55 iji-'.W miie.l, and
Jo.50ui5.8i) heavy packing and snipping lots.
Cattle Market moderately active on local
and shipping account; prices ruled steady:
quotations ranged io.U0,.5.:J0 choice to
extra shipping steers. $.W:&4.9J good
to choice do, S4.a)ii4.5l fair to good,
$a.'X)4i4.1U common to medium do, S-S.40
Si4 0) butchers' steers, $.VVi4 ..35 stocker?.
$2.U03.5O Texas steers. $2.753-20 range
steers, $-.'.2i!23.70 feeders $ 1.7.ii.4,3.0 cows, $id0
bulls, and Si.iOiifcj UO veal calves.
Sheep Market fairly active and prices
steady; quotations range 1 at $t.(4.75 per
HX) lbs westerns, $.00&5.50 natives, $3.3L25
Texas aud $3..V0'36.5) lambs.
Produce: Butter Fancy separator, 24c;
dairies, fancy, fresh, 17&lc; packing stock,
fresh, U'l&Hic Eggs 15160 ir doz, loss
off. Live poultry, Hvns. ll&llta per lb;
spring chiehens, 15c; roosters. 6c: ducks. 9c;
spring duck, lie; turkeys, mixed. 11 We; geese
$3.OU&6.00 ver doz. Potatoes Tennessee,
Hose, Siiii-V) per bbl; Triumphs, $i.o5&
2.5(1; Kansas Early Ouios. J.(S!Mc. per bu
home grown. Early Ohios, $L7i(&il) per bbl.
Blueberries SI-okI-'.OJ per 16 quart case
Raspberries KeJ, SUM per -4-.int case;
black. Sl.liV,il.-JO per 12-quart case. Blackber
ries Michigan Eai ly Harvest. 7&Aic per 34;
pint case. Apples SitWfefcioO per bbl; good to
Sew York. Aug. 19.
Wheat -No. 2 red winter cash. &3ac;
August, tC'c; September, 82c; October,
tCTs-. Corn Xo. - mixed cash. 6Cc: Septem
ber. iSJsc; October, 57sc; December. 5tiic
Oats No. - mixed cash. oi-s: August,
;9-4 -S September, --4:-. Kjre Dull; 65u68a
foi car lots nnd boat loads. Barley Keglect
ed. Pork Dull; mss. $12 50.13.00 for old.
I.ard ljuict; September, (3.33.
Ijve Stock. Cattle Traiing very dull at
a decline of ldiilc per liW lbs: poorest to
best native steers i3.70.i5. 40 per 1UU lbs: Texans
and Colorado $i.S5i4-U0; bulls and dry cows
tl.eo&:vi. Sheep and Lambs Market slow:
sheep. $t&5.25 ir 101) lbs; lambs, S5.8V&7.S01
Hogs Market firm; live hogs, $5.7566.60 per
A Conference lie t ween a Committee, the
Mayor and Sheriff.
A committee of four switchmen called,
on Mayor Bishop and Sheriff Beck yester
terday and asked that the troops be with
drawn. They claimed that no violence
was being done and that there was no
need for the presence of troops; that they
were really here to force men to work
who did not want to; that they had the
names of men who wanted to quit work
but were not allowed to leave the yards;
that no strikers would injure property;
that in proof of the absence of violence
there was not a single complaint lodged at
the district attorney's office. They want
ed a definite reply.
Sheriff Heck States Some Facta.
Sheriff Beck was the first to reply. He
said: "We don't know what will happen.
but we do know what has taken place.
We know that on Sunday night the prop
erty of the railroads was set fire to and
destroyed and that passenger trains were
held up, and other unlawful acta weie
committed. We do not know who did it,
but the fact remains that it was done, and
the militia is here merely to see that these
things do not occur again. The troops are
sot here to protect the railroads, but to
preserve peace and suppress riots."
Afraid That Webb Will Kill Them.
"For my part," said Mayor Bishop, "I
can only say that as soon as business is
resumed and men and trains pass
unmolested the troops will be withdrawn."
"That's all very well, Mr. Mayor," said
one of the committee, but Mr. Webb may
kill us all in the meantime. Later one of
committee said that none of the acts of the
violence could be charged to the strikers.
They did not fire the cars at East Buffalo,
and the caus were old ones that were val
ueless to the company anyhow.
Two Instanees Of Violence.
Almost while this committee was telling
the mayor that troops were not needed a
car loaded with coal was set on fire in the
Erie yard by somebody who escaped. And
about the same time General Yardmaster
Barrett, while standing on top of a car,
was stoned by a group of men who knew
him and shouted his name, and he says
that he recognized several of his assailants
as striking switchmen.
The Local nirkets.
Rye 79fi Sic..
Oats Si38c. - t
Bran -N"c per cwt. - r -
Shipetuff $1.00 per cwt. -'
Hay Timothv. $ll(rtl3; prairie, 10311; clover
59&10; baled. $11 0012.BO.
Batter Fslrto choice, l-'Hc; creamery, S394c
Ecps Freeh, 14c ; packed. 10c.
Poultry Chickens. 10&UH; turkeys ; 12J40
ducks, liHc: geese, 10c.
FRUIT AND VK0BTABLK8.
Apples $3.2S&$2.7S per bbl.
Turnips 45& 50c
Cattle Batchers pay for com fed steers
S42.!4c; cows and heiferc 2K&3c; calves
Hard 7 B07 75.
Sort 1 I0&4 90.
Common boards $16.
Joist Scantling and timber, 13 to 16 feet, $13.
Kvery additional foot in length 90 cents.
X A X Shingles $S 75.
Lath $3 50.
Fencing 12 to 16 feet $18.
ock boards,rough $16.
IS ON TOP
Costs less than Half
than the over-priced and
over- endorsed" kinds.
Judge for yourself.
In Cans. At your Grocer's