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land Daily Argu
VOL. XL. NO. 260.
ROCK ISLAND, FRIDAY, AUGUST 26, 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 Vis 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.
SAX & KlCE, Proprietors of
Rock (Island, 111
Men He Declared "Off" De
clare Themselves "On."
DECIDE TO CONTINUE STEIKINO.
juDcn jtitc.meil .Against in. txrauu j
ter by the Iteaten Switchmen One ol
Them Fiercely Assaults Him Knocked I
Down ana UrntaUy Kicked The Kail
ways Not Inclined to Make Places for
the Old Men Preparing to Withdraw
the Troops Hallway Telegrapher
Heady to Lock Horns with Employers.
Buffalo, X. Y..Aug. 88. An intensely
bitter feeling against Grand Master
Sweeney has developed among the late
strikers, who consider that they have
been duped and betrayed by him. One of
them stated that Sweeney had given the
men no chance to get their places back
again. If lie had given them au intima
tion Wednesday that he intended to de
clare the strike off or held it until yester
day, the men say they would have had a
chance to see their former employers and
make terms with them. . But declaring
the strike off at midnight gave them no
chance. "Sweeney had better get out of
town, and get out quick," was the remark
of one of the bitterly disappointed men.
Not So Pretty lint Knows More.
It is probable that if Mr. Sweeney were
asked' by the state board of arbitration or
by a newspajer reporter whether strikers
ver resorted to violence he would be bet
ter informed than he was last time a re
porter tackled him on the subject. Oue
Quinn, a striking switchman who declared
that Sweeney had lost him his job, wruck
the graud master yesterday, and would
have pounded him nearly to death if be had
not been pulled off. As it was, it is feared
that Sweeney's nose is broken, a right
hander thereupon being the first blow
struck, knocking Sweeney down.
Tlie Sheriff Loses no Time.
Whatever hesitation Sheriff Beck may
have felt as to calling the troops here after
incendiaries had destroyed a large amount
of property, he lost no time yesterday in
ordering them away. He sent the follow
ing note to Adjutant General I'orter yes
terday morning: "The necessity of the
presence of the state militia here having
ceased, I respectfully request that the
troops be withdrawn. I desire to express
to you on behalf of our citizens and my
self our thanks for the prompt assistance
of yourself and those under your com
mand." General Porter agreed with the
sheriff that a reduction of the force could
safely be made and issued orders to that
effect. The remainder of the troops will
be withdrawn as rapidly as possible.
The Companies Object.
About 1,590 troops were ordered away
yesterday, but the old switchmen who
fail to get work are very likely to make
trouble, and Gen. Porter said no more
troops would be sent away unt.il those in
command are sure they will not be needed.
"We will have troops enough," said he,
"but will send no more away until we are
sure that they will not be needed. We
have received communications from some
of the railroad companies this morning
complaining of trouble and danger to their
property and objecting to the speedy with
drawal of troops. Our military reports
this morning bear out the statements of
the railroad companies. I have just now
heard of some oue leing shot and three
prisoners taken. We are going to stay
here until the rioting is stopped if it takes
WILL CONTINUE THE STRIKE.
Switchmen XV bo AYIU Not Accept
An unusual course was pursued by some
of the strikers on the Delaware, Lack
awanna and Western. A largely attended
meeting was held and it was decided by a
unanimous vote to continue the strike.
This course was taken on the receipt of
the report showing the scarcity of switch
men and stating that the Lackawanna
had shipped a car of non-union switch
men to Xew York in the expectation that
the old men would return. They chose
Miles Barrett, of Chicago, for their leader
and announced that the strike would con
tinue to the end. The Nickel Plate
switchmen have followed the lead of their
Lackawanna brethren, and decided at a
meeting last night to continue the strike
under the lead of Barrett.
Were Not Represented.
The men on the Western Xew York and
Pennsylvania, Buffalo, Rochester and
Pittsburg, Nickel Plate. Lake Shore, and
Delaware, Lackawanna and Western were
not represented at the meetiDg at which it
was concluded to declare the strike off,
and to this fact is attributed the malice
towards Sweeney. It is expected the yard
men on the roads above mentioned, will
accept Barrett's leadership and continue
the contest. On the other hand a com
mittee of switchmen who struck on the
Lackawanna culled upon General Manager
Haltead and asked that they be given
their former places. They have hopes
that their request will be granted.
STORY OF THE ASSAULT.
How J tli ii Qainn Jumped on Grand
Following is the story of the assault on
Grand Master Swe-. ney by John Quinn:
Quinn and others of tli same mind had
been twice to Sweeney's hotel and once
found him in bed and the next time out of
the bouse. Quinn was particularly
angry, because having been oue of the
leaders of the trouble he had been peremp
torily refused employment.. Finally about
11 a. m. the crowd came up with Sweeney
on the street and Quinn demanded that
the strike be declared on again. Sweeney
dd he wished it could but it was nowise.
A It low for a Word.
"Then you will give us no satisfaction?"
"So more than I have already," replied
Sweeney, as he looked down the street for
a car to luke him back to his hotel.
"Then take that:" yelled Quinn, and the
brawny switchman planted his fist upon
Sweeney's left cheek. The grand master
staggered and then tumbled to the ptrve
tuent like a log. Quiun's friends crowded
about and screamed: "That's right, Jack!
Give it to him; he's a traitor; he sold us
out!" While the shouting was going on
Quinn stooped over Sweeney's prostrate
body and kicked him several times.
Called the Police.
Just as Quinn was about to give the
prostrate man another brutal kick souie
one called "Police!" Just here Arthur
Quinu became alarmed and, seizing John
by the arm, pushed him forward, yelling:
"Kun, run, Jack, for God's sake." Jack
obeyed the warning and darted away lilce
a race horse down Main street toward
Washington, followed by a number of his
Picked V'p the Prostrate Man.
Meantime Arbitration Commissioner
Donovan and several others had reached
the spot where Sweeney lay. He ap
peared unconscious and blood streamed
from the gash in his face until it saturated
his hair and heavy mustache, his shirt
front and the collars of his coat and vest.
He revived just when it had been decided
to call an ambulance, was lifted to his
feet and supported to a drug store. There
Dr. C. X. Daniels dressed a wound on the
grand master's left cheek nearly three
inches in length.
The Arbitration Hoard.
The state board of arbitration met yes
terday and took some more testimony
that threw no new light on the trouble.
Sweeney was a witness and said the cor
porations would not listen to the men's
demands, and Superintendent Brunn, of
the Erie, said the demands amounted to a
10 per cent, raise in waxes.
If ow Hallway Officials Talk.
A visit was made yesterday to the vari
ous oflices of railroads on which a strike
recently occurred and the question was
asked whether the companies would now
reinstate their old men. The reply invari
ably was tlitit the men would not betaken
back in a body. Suite of them would not
be taken under any circumstances, and
the otUers could get back only under the
conditions governiug new men. If any
of them made applications for work the
application would be filed and considered
in due time, the same as the applications
of unknown men. All the roads are fully
manned now, and the usefulness of the
new men increases from day to day.
NOW COME THE TELEGRAPHERS.
Organized to Lock Horns with Their
Kmployers Abundant Funds.
Philadelphia, Aug. 0. For a third
time the telegraphers of America will do
battle with their employers. After four
years of incessant labor they have effected
an organization national ' in scope and de
termined in purpose. Sept. 2 delegates
representing all sections of the country
will meet at Kansas City under the ban
ner of the International Universal Tele
graphers association of Xorth America.and
thereafter all operators will be distin
guished as those who are "flying the flag"
and those who are not. Those interested
in the movement in this city have held
several meetiugs. Only tried men were
admitted to the session.
HaTe the Sinews of War.
Those best qualified canvassed the sit
uation thoroughly and decided to elect a
delegate to represent Philadelphia at the
Kansas City convention. The organiza
tion gained a foothold in Xew York dur
ing February, lS'JO, about which time
wide publicity was given to their plans.
Xew York has two societies, with an ag
gregate surplus of about fciU.OOO. Boston,
oue association with something like $S,000
to its credit. The Electrical Aid society
of this city includes in its membership
nearly every first class operator in the
city and has deposited with Drexel & Co
about f l,50o.
llelieve the Time Propitious.
Similar conditions exist in many other
large cities, and it is estimated that fully
f.0,000 could be raised almost in a night.
The time originally set for the beginning
of the warfare was Oct. 1, 1892. The in
tense excitement incident to the presi
dential campaign and the rush of business
occasioned by the World's fair will place
the telegraph companies at the mercy of
the men. The uph ill work of organizing
the men has made a strike in 1S92 im
probable, but not impossible.
Advised to Vote for Weaver.
Xew Yokk, Aug. 26. At the meeeting
of the leaders of the People's party here
yesterday, a proclamation was issued de
claring that the Homestead and Buffalo
strikes have shown that labor organized
and unorganized cannot resist the
onslaught of capital working for the dis
integration of organized labor when it is
backed by the active sympathy ana lull
support of all the powers of the state,
civil ami military. The proclamation
asserts that the People's party is in full
sympathy with organized labor, and de
clares that the only method by which the
condition of the laborer can be improved
Is concerted action at the polls. It there
fore urges all workingmen to unite and
vote for the People s party next Govern
Soldier Shot at Homestead.
PlTTSBCUii, Pa., Aug. 20. Jesse Ben
ningboff, a private in company K, Six
teeuth regiment, at Homestead, was acci
deutally shot and killed in his tent
Wednesday by Private Smith, of the same
company. Smith was cleaning a revolver
in his tent when one of the cartridges went
off; the bullet passed through the next
tent, in which a guardsman was sleeping
and pierced the canvas of Ben ningboff 's
quarters. The lad was standing cleaning
a gun wheu the bullet struck him in the
left side, passiug through the liver and
lodging in his back.
Was Only a Lynching Party.
Birmingham, Ala., Aug. 27. The re
ported invasion by Tennessee miners of
Coalburg, Ala., turns out to be a tempest
in a teapot. Frank Morris, a trusty con
vict had assaulted a little girl. To pre
vent lynching he was hurried through the
woods to Birmingham jaiL Supposing he
was still in the stockade the mob of
miners formed at midnight and sent a
committee to search the stockade. This
alarmed the officials who telegraphed for
100 armed men.'
iol Man to Keep in Prison.
Jeffkkson, Mo., Aug. 30. George A.
Vincent, who in 1S72 forged and negoti
ated nearly fcjOOyjOd of Xew York Cen
tral and Erie bonds, and who after
ward escaped from Sing Sing, will be re
leased from the state prison here to
morrow, his term or ten years having ex
pired. Officers froiu Xew York will at
once rearrest him and take him to Sing
Sing to serve out his unexpired term.
Charged with Smuggling.
Xew Yokk, Aug. 20. Ixjuis Straus, who
claims to be a business man of St. Louis,
was arrested on the Bremen steamship
dock charged with smuggling 500 worth
of diamonds found in his possession. He
disclaim!; any intention r.f smuggling.
- The Weather We May Kxpect.
W ashi.noton. Aug. -6 Tb following are
the weiitber indication-, ;or twenty-four boars
from K p. in. eHterdy: For Lower Mich
igan Fmr wether. preceilo i by hoWi-rs in
southern portion: wai nor in southeastern
poitiou: win Is bec unm; variable. For
I "pper Miehig in Fair i"t"tt.ier. cooler by to
night; variable w nl. For Wisconsin Fair,
coo fr we ituer t.y touight; winls shifting to
south asteriy. For ltvliuna an I Illinois Fair
veatuer; w .inner in Indiana; northerly winds,
becoming vaii.tliie. Fur Icwa Fair weather,
except showers in north wea-tai n portion; cooler
in northern portion; southerly, shifting So
westerly win I-.
LIVE STOCK AND PRODUCE MARKETS.
Chicago, Aug. 23.
Following wer-J the quotations on the
board of ua le today: beat Ansust, opened
"4?4 closed 75c; beptenib.r, opened 75?6c,
closed 1 09c; Deoember.oiienu 1 and closed TSJb.-.
Corn August, ojiened 5I) ; clo-cd oic; iSep-W-mber.
oieneJ 51?i' closed 32i October,
oiiened 61?i- ch-sel O.its August,
opeue 1 ate. closed yiy-; e;it -ia!ier. oiued
SlHic. closed ; ; CK totK-r.opejed Sljjc, closed
ytHji'. I'ork September, opened $101.
closed $10.Vi; Oito er. o,nel Sll.'A), closed
$10.i2g; January, opened Sl--37. closed
12.20. Lard Sepumber, open-d ; 4. closed
Live Stoclc Price i attui Lnioa Stock yarls
today ranel as fallows: llogs Marnet
dud and weak; packers and shippers buy
ing sowly; price 10c lower; sales ranged at
S4.15tfr5.2Upi.rs. 4. &i.0 light. (,(...:
rough packing, S5.it) fri.fii mixed, and $5.U)
C -I heavy packing an i t-hipping lots.
Cattle Market inodorateiy active on local
and shipping account; prices favored buyers;
uuotations langcdat 5ih,;hu cnoice to ex
tra shipping st.ers S4.iTfr. good to choice
dit, $4.-.iiil-.i'i fair to good. S-l.VIl.h common
t'i milium do, $A4J.J4.00 butchers' steers.
$2.5tK&l;i stock era, S2.UHS.OJ0 lexa steers,
$2.75 iv 4.30 range steers, $.1.20 A 70 feeders,
SI.73iifr3.OU cows. Si.0i4ta.S5 bulls, aud iiJtiQi
6.25 veal calves.
Sheep Market fairly active and prices
steady: quotations raagei at (4.00.-24.73 per
llU lbs western. fiOjiiW natives. i.2-i4.SU
exras. aud $&uu&S.fe lainba.
Produce: Butter Fancy separator. S4
4!-c; fine creameries. 2-tfr2Jc; dairies, fancy.
fresh, 2U4fc22c; packing stock, fresh, 14c.
jwSouthern stock. lolo per doz.; north
ern. 17c, loss off. Live Poultry Hens. 11c per
lb; spring chic ke.is. 1-Hc per lb; roosters. 6c;
ducks. SK : sprint ducks. 10u; turkeys, 13c per
lb. Potatoes Minnesota Larly Uhios, &&iUc
perbu.: Kansas Karly Oidos. 5561 per bo.;
tit. Louis Early Ohio. 5h&55c per bu.; Long
Uland Koso, t-&Z.b) per brL Apples
Green. SS.5iKa2.75 jer brl; poor, $1.UU&1.:3:
red. SM.iitt, .; Duchess, S4.u-Jisa.0J per brl;
13i!.Hc per box. Blackberries S1.25&1.75
per 16-quart case Biuoberries LOO&LaO per
Xew Torh, Aug. 25.
Wheat No. 2 mite I cash. HliJic; Septem
ber, Hlii ; October, UlJijc; November, 8 4c.
Corn No. 2 mixed t ash 45c; September.
isuc; October, 57?e; ovemoer, o4c:
Oa s No. -inix-d cash, 3S$c; August. WSe;
September, . Kye tjuiet; (itt&tiSo ia car
lots. Barley Neglected. I'ork Quiet; old
mess, f 11.7."4ili2o. Lard Quiet; September,
57S6; October, .i8.
Live Stock: Cattle Market dull; no trading
iu be. ves; dressed beef, weak; native sides,
7ft0c per lu. Sheep and Lambs Sheep, slow;
limbs, dull and !4c per lb lower; theep, 91.1111
5.1J per lt)J lbs; lambs, $3.X i6 50. Hogs Mar
ket weak; live hog?, $5.913.0.30 per 1UU lbs.
The lioeat Markets.
Wheat- 9fta92c i
Corn 54fft5tiC- ,
Bran -t5c per cwt,
Shi pet tiff $1.00 per cwt.
Hav Tiraotbr. $1K13: prairie. 10211: clover
$9(210; baled. $11 00li.5o.
Batter Falrto choice, l.'Hc; creamery, ta3tc
Eggs Frerb, 14c; packed. 10c.
Poultry Chickens. 100.12: turkey 12Uo
ducks, 1-Hc; geese, 10c.
FRCTT AND TiaSTABI.ES.
Apples $l.aa$2. 75 perbbl.
tin ionf 804485c
Cattle Butchers dat for corn fed steers
344tte; cows and heifer, 43c; calves
Hard 7 Bn7 75.
Soft a 10& 30.
Common board $18.
Joist Scantling and timber. It to 16 feet. $18.
Every additional foot inlength 60 cents.
X A X Shingles $ 75 .
Lath 11 SO.
Fencing 12 to 16 feet $18.
or boirdP.roneh $16;
I ifteMi I'rrioni browned.
LONDON, Any. 26. A dispatch from
Calcutta says that Anchor Line steamer
Anglia, bound from Calcutta to London,
capsized iu the Hoojhly river, on the way
to the sea and of forty -seven persons on
board fifteen were drowned.
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