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Rock Isjl a nd: Baiij Argu
VOL. XL. NO. 258.
ROCK ISLAND, WEDNESDAY, AUGDST 21, 1892.
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M 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
ness on a small margain.
Sax & Bice. Proprietors of
SHOOTING TO KILL.
Troops-at-Buffalo Begin Using
A BIQTOUS STEIZER SHOT FATALLY
Be and Bis Companions Attack Non
Union Men and Mortally Wound One
Victim An Order from Gen. Doyle
that Means Rlood Two More Gang? of
Switchmen Strike The Labor Leaders
to Bold an Important Meeting Facts
Abont the Firing Monday Night
Nobody Burt Debs Says Firemen Can
Buffalo, Aug. 5:4. "When you shoot
tonight, shoot to kill." This was the or
der transmitted from General Doyle to the
troops early last evening. It was pro
duced by the statement carried to head
quarters about 8 o'clock that mobs, carry
ing brickbats and iron, were massing
along the lake front. The receipt of the
order In the camps created a tremor of ex
citement. Heretofore blank cartridges
have served to scare away the hoodlums
and the soldiers have had no compuction
about discharging their pieces. With
loaded Winchesters, however, a different
result was to be expected.
Badly Wounded a Striker.
Late yesterday afternoon, consequently
the Twenty-second regiment, sta
tioned at the Tifft Farm, where the Lehigh
Valley docks are located, had a brush with
strikers, one of whom was shot and so
badly wounded by a soldier that he is
likely to die. The affair grew out of an
assault on non-union switchmen and sev
eral arrests were made. The soldier who
did the shooting went with the police to
make a statement and was himself made
Took Very Prompt Action.
As may be imagined Colonel Camp was
not long in making it evident that the
Twenty-second regiment did not relish
such treatment by the civil authorities,
and when General Boyle told him to take
all the men he wanted to recapture his
soldier and take possession of the police
headquarters if necessary, the order
was obeyed with alacrity and things
looked decidedly interesting. A large
sized incident was spoiled, however, when
the police released the soldier before his
comrades arrived to rescue him.
letails of the Occurrence.
The name of the man shot is Thomas
Manaher, and he is a striking switch
man. In company with Thomas Laugh
lin, William Cotter aud Patrick Madigan
he attacked John McGukin, of Philadel
phia, and Charles Gable, of Titusville,
Pa., two non-union switchmen at work in
the Erie yards. Lieutenant diaries h.
As ten and Sereeant William Conrow, of
Company C, Twenty-second regiment ol
Brooklyn, witnessed the attack and or
dered the four Btrikers to vacate the prem
ises. Manaher answered in a surly tone.
"You go to h 1." Lieutenant Asten gave
the order "Fire!" Five shots rang out and
Manaher dropped to the ground mortally
Injuries to the Wounded Man.
Manaher received two bullets. One of
them passed through his right arm near
the elbow and the .other entered his right
side and passed through the abdomen
close to the kidneys. Two hours after the
shooting the hospital physicians stated
that the man could not live. The ball
that entered his arm broke the bone, and
a hole three-quarters of an inch in diame
ter was bored through his abdomen.;
Onfc of the Assailed Will V "fyT
After the excitement attending the
shooting, the wounds of Gable and Mc
Gukin were examined and McGuken re
lated the manner of the assault. Gable
attempted to turn a switch when four
men approached and knocked him down.
McGukin ran to his assistance and he
also wus knocked down. The four then
pounced upon Gable, stamping upon his
stomach. icGukin was not seriously in
jured, but Gable cannot live. He was
removed to Fitch hospital, were his in
juries were pronounced fatal.
MORE SWITCHMEN GO OUT.
Rock Island, 111.
They KefiiKP to Handle "Non-Union
Freight Important Meetings.
BUFFALO, Aug. 24. On the side of the
strikers the material events of yesterday
were the accession to the ranks of the
switchmen of the Delaware, Lackawana
and Western and the Buffalo, Rochester
and Pittsburg, which completes the tie-up,
if such it may be called, of all the roads
centering in Buffalo. The men of the lat
ter road who quit work late in the after
noon are not numerous, and their action
does not cut any figure, as the road termi
nates in Buffalo on the tracks controlled
by the Buffalo Creek Terminal company,
whose men were already out. Its only
significance lies in the fact that the Koch
ester and Pittsburg is the great soft coal
carrier for this aud the up lakes territory,
and with it in the strike all the coal roads
centering at the port of Buffalo are in
Importance of the Lackawanna.
The Lackawanna additiou to the in
volved roads is of more importance, as its
tracks aud trestles are numerous and will
have to have protection if there is a
continuance of the tie-up. In addition to
its loading trestle at the mouth of the
harbor and its extensive freight docks at
the foot cf Main street along the water
front it has a big storage trestle east of
the city line in Cbeektowaga in about the
same location as that of the Lehigh Val
ley, which has been under guard of three
companies of the Seventy-fourth regi
ment for the pant week, this post being
an isolated one. about three and a half
tuiles east of the city line.
Meeting of .Labor Leader.
It may be assumed that the militia will
be kept here until the close of the week, at
least, unless the strike is sooner declared
off.' On tiiis phase of the question the ex
pected meeting today between Sweeney.
Sargent, Clark and Wilkinson, represent
ing the switchmen, firemen, conductors,
and trainmen, is expected to have an im
portant bearing, and there is no ground to
change tLe belief of twenty-four hoars ago
that the three last named orders will find
no reasonaoitr grouuu iur joining in a, geu-
An Important Conference.
The Express says that a conference will
be held in Scranton tomorrow with Gen
eral Manager Halstead'of the Lackawanna-
Thomas B. MacMahon, chief or division
No. 1C3 of the Order of Railway Telegra
phers, will meet Past Chief Thurston at
Scrantou on Thursday. The conference
will be au important one aud will be par
ticipated in by representatives of the en
gineers, firemen, trainmen and switch
men's organizat ions.
SHOOTING, BUT NOBODY HURT.
Facts Regarding the Disturbances in th
Yards Monday Night.
Buffalo, Aug. 24. There was a good
deal of shooting yesterday morning early
in the yards here, but it turns out that no
one was hurt, so far as known. One fusil
lade wasn't shooting at all, but the con
secutive explosions of a large number ot
torpedoes placed on the tracks by some
body. South Michigan street from the
Michigan street bridge to Ganson street is
considered one of the hardest points in the
city for the soldiers to protect. A hundred
rowdies congregated there Monday night,
and they called the Thirteenth regiment
boys dudes and dandies, and taunted them
until finally Colonel Dowd ordered his sol
niers to clear the street of everybody. The
soldiers charged the crowd with bayonets,
and for a few minutes there was a lively
scramble. The rowdies were dispersed in
Volleys That Were Bloodless.
At 3 o'clock yesterday morning the
Thirteenth regiment had an encounter. A
lot of strikers surrounded the Lacka
wanna trestle that crosses Michigan
f treet. They started in to annoy the fire
men by jeering at them, nd when pickets
under command of Lieutenant Taylor
ordered them to disperse, the men began
pelting the soldiers with stones and co&L
The pickets fired several volleys at them,
but the strikers skulked behind freight
cars and so far as known nobody was
wounded. The military patrol rushed to
the scene and tbey.'too, fired at the retreat
ing forms. The shots created considerable
excitement in the neighborhood.
Set a Dog on the Soldiers.
A little later there was a disturbance on
the island. A striker set a bulldog on the
Thirteenth soldiers near the Central
freight house. The patrol killed the dog
and fired at the striker, but he escaped.
At the Seneca street crossing Lieutenant
Scnumann was in charge. At 1 o'clock
his sentries heard men pulling coupling
pins on a train which had been made up
to go out yesterday morning. They charged
it. The pins had been pulled, but the
men had disappeared. They got at it
again and were fired on. They returned
the shower of bullets with stones and
skirmishing was begun in earnest.
Where Most Shooting Was Done.
Captain Boy lan of Company K, ot the
Twelfth regiment, was in command at the
Clinton street crossing. Here is where
the greatest of amount of shooting was
done. Early Monday evening Captain
Boylan heard there was a meeting in a
saloon near by and that mischief was
brewing. Word was brought to him that
an attack would be made on the sentries
some time during the night. When he
sent out his night sentries he doubled
them up and kept a squud in reserve un
der arms. Orders were given to the sen
tries in every case to shoot if they were
attacked. "This is business," they were
told. "If you are shot at return the fire
and don't trifle." The soldiers obeyed or
ders and there was a merry fusillade at in
tervals throughout the night between
skulkers in the yards and the sentries.
Tactics of the Strikers,
"This strike is different from any other
we have had to contend with," remarked
a prominent police officer yesterday morn
ing. "You notice the strikers do not as
semble in riotous crowds where they could
be dispersed by the police and militia. In
stead of this they travel in twos and
threes and overt acts are done on that
policy. It makes detection exceedingly
difficult unless, of course, they are caught
in the act."
Threatening the Women.
A switchman employed about the New
Central's main depot said to Superintend
ent Rossiter, of the Central, upon the sub
ject: "Of course they do not trouble us
here about the d-.-pot because they dare
not, but they have frightened my wife
nearly to death, going to her home and
threatening ber:ttiat my house would lie
burned unless I quit work."
REMARKS OF THE LEADERS.
Gompers at Chicngo Working for the
Strikers Debs I'tain Words.
CIIICAUO, Aug. 24. President Gompers,
of the Federation of Labor, who has been
in this city since Monday, has had some
important communications with the lead
ers of the strike at Buffalo. What the ex
act nature of these communications is
the president declined to state, but he is
willing to admit that the federation in
tends taking part in the dispute. What
the result of the .federation's part in the
struggle between the New York Central
and its employes may be it is impossible
for the moment to say.
Wants a General Strike.
Judging from Mr. Gomper's own words
its effect will be to prolong the battle un
til the demands of the men are conceded,
and possibly to cause a general strike if
their demands be not granted within a
reasonable period. Me advocates an amal
gamation of the various railroad organiza
tions, and he further declares in language
which shows that it is not the mere ex
pression of a haphazard opinion that the
trouble, so far from nearing a termina
tion ,is only at its commencement.
No Sympathy Strike of Firemen.
Terse Haute, Ind., Aug. 24. Grand
Secretary Debs, of the Brotherhood of
Locomotive Fireman, said yesterday that
no strike of the firemen at Buffalo could
be legally ordered under the existing con
ditions without conflicting with the con
stitution and laws of the order. He was
very sure that the men would remain at
work, and declared that a sympat betie
strike was entirely out of the question.
New Bank Authorised.
Washington, Aug. 24. The Third Na
tional bank of Sandusky, O., capital fciOO,
000, has been authorized to begin busi
ness. The corporate existence of the First
National bank of Lebanon, Ind., has been
extended to Aug. 80, 1912.
Began Work on the Canal.
Chicago, Auk. 24. Work has at last
been begun on the drainage canal, an en
terprise which is to carry Chicago's sew
age to the Mississippi river. It has been
about two years since the trustees and
rngineers bean talking about it, and they
have been talking about it ever since. Yes
terday, however, one of the contractors,
iguew & Co., actually did dig some dirt.
A number of the other contractors are only
nailing for the trustees.
In the Base Ball Field.
CHICAGO, Au. 24 Records at base ball
made by league clubs yesterday were:
At Chicago Xew York 7, Chicago 8: at
Cleveland Philadelphia 3, Cleveland 4;
at Cincinnati Washington 9, Cincinnati
8 ten innings darkness; at K.ns:is City
Boston 5, St. Iouis 3; (second game) Bos
ton 3, St. Ijouih 0. Xo other games played.
Illinois-Iowa: At llckford Rock Island
2, Rock ford 1. -
Toung Wines Reappears.
Wasjiingtos, Aug. 24. The mystery is
solved. Young Wines has returned home
to his family safe aud sound. lie cannot
account for his disappearance, nor remem
ber where he has been.
LIVE STOCK AND PRODUCE MARKETS.
Chicago, Aug. 23.
Following wer- the quotations on the
board of ira !e today: Wheat August, opened
Toe, closed September, opened 75 ac
closed tic; December. closed TSgc
Corn August, opened and clo-ed Kc; (Sep
tember, opened and closod i2M: October,
opened and close. I -'--ac. Oats August,
opened 3o5Sc, closed U-ytjc; September, opened
3!4c, closed wrtober. opened 3l9$c, closed
34go. I'ork September, opened $10 9
clo-ed $ll.&; Octo. er. oiienei $11.05. closed
$11.074; January, opened $135. closed $12.75.
Lard September, opemd s7.6 , closed $7. 70L
Ura Stock Price' at the Cnion Stock yar Js
today rantje I as ioIIjw-k Hogs .Market
rather slow: packers and en p. ers backward
about latin hold; best grndus steady; other
grades 10c lower; sales ranged at
$4.3tH&5.35 pigs, 5.10&5.80 light, S5.0O&5.40
rough packing. S5.15&5.8S mixed, and $5.45
5.8j heavy packing and t-hipping lots.
Cattle Market moderately active; prices
steady without material change; local
buyers and shippers slow to purchase;
quotations ranged at S5 0 H&5.40 choice to ex
tra shipping steers, good to choice
do, &.MiGt,i.i fair to good, $X XI&4.10 common
to medium do, S3.4U&4-00 butchers' steers,
f iStxaaai stock ers. 5i K&3.iJ Texas steers,
$2.75 4.30 range steers, $3.2043.70 feeders,
1.75&3.00 cows. $2.0J&3j!5 bulls, and $2-25
0.25 veal i alves.
Sheep Market fairly active and prices
steady; quotations ranged at $4.00&4.60 per
1U0 lbs western. $ tXiitV.it natives, J125&4.05
exas. and $3.00&5.75 ambs.
Produce: Butter Fancy separator. 24 -24Vc;
fine creameries. 2Jac; dairies, fancy,
fresh. 20a2c; packing stock, fresh, 14c.
Eggs Southern stock. 16tc per doz.; north
ern. 17c loss oft. Live Poultry Hens. 11c per
lb; spring chic kens. 1-Hc per lb: roosters, 6c;
ducks, ih ; spring ducks, 10c; turkeys, 12c per
lb. Potatoes Minnesota Early Ohios, 65&70C
per bu.; Kansas Early Ohios. 55S6-) per bo.;
St. Louis Early Ohios. 50 (2.55c per bu: Long
Island Kose, $2.2S&2.5 per brL. Apples
Green. $2.5o&2.75 per brl; poor. Sl.tMuM.2S;
red. $3.25(2.3.50; Duchess, t4.0Oio5.0u per brl:
15. 4iic per box. Blackberries $1.25&L73
per Id-quart case. Blueberries $L00JL5u per
New York. . '-'
New York. Aug. tS.
Wheat Xo. S mixel cash, 81ic; Septem
ber. PI:; October. 82&c; December, SfrKc
Corn Xo. 2 mixed cash 67c; September,; 8 Xc:
Ovtober, ISJc; December. &Tc Oats o- S
xuixrd rash, 4 talc; August 40c; Septem
ber. 40c. Kye (jutet at for whole
laufe. Barley Neglected. I'ork Dull; old
mess. S1L75&12.S5. Lard Dull; September
aud October, tS.UU.
Jive Stock: Cattle -Market du 1: no trad
ing 111 beeves: d eased beef, slow: native sides,
7uc per lb. Sheep and Lambs Market slow
but steady; sheei-, $t&5.25 per 100 lbs; lambs,
$5.25 6 25. Hogs Market firm; live bogs,
f5.9i(5.5C per 100 lbs.
The Loral Markets.
e raw, etc.
Corn MSiStic. "
Rye TWCr-Slc. ;.
Bran s.Sc per cwt,
Shipsmff $1.00 per cut. '
Hay Timotbv. fllfilSj prairie, 10&U; clove I
!9&10; baled. $11 0012.50.
Better Fslrto choice. l'JHc; creamery, S4jt34c
Eejrs Fresh. 14c; packed. 10c.
Poultry Chickens, 10&12H; turkeys 12o
ducks, lJic: geese, 10c.
FRrrr and vissTABLrs.
Apples $i.S5a$2-75 perbbl.
Turnips 45 50c.
Cattle Botchers pay tor corn fed steers
8H&4!e; cows and Heifer. KK3c; calves
Hard 7 5n7 75.
Soft 2 80.
Common boards $16.
Joist Scantling and timber, IS to 16 feet, $13.
Every additional foot in length 50 cents.
X A X Shingles t 75.
Lath $2 50.
Fencin? 12 to 16 feet $18.
ock boards.rough $16.
sat. HBTWfl &
than Half the prlM
of other kinds.
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