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VOL. XL. NO. 286.
ROCK ISLAND, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1892.
Sir gle Oopln S OraM
Per Week ISHCsats
READY TO WEAR
The greatest desire of every parent is to get the
best made, stylish and original clothing for their
children at as
Little O ost as Possible.
We are prepared to show you by LARGE
ODDS a more complete line of boy's and chil
dren's clothing than you have heretofore seen in this
city, and at much less cost.
Why Pay $6 and $6.50
for a Child's Suit elsewhere when you can get a
first-class suit at
The London for $55
equally as well made if not better and much more
We have made a special effort this season in
our children's department to be leaders in price, style,
quality and workmanship. Don't buy your boys and
children's clothing until you have looked through
our beautiful line.
SAX & RICE, New Props,,
The only Cash Clothing House.
Don't forget we have the largest line of Men's
dress and busi
ness suits, under
wear, hats, caps,
for 48 cents,
worth IS cents.
A Reciprocity Treaty Negotiated
with That Country.
HGUIIES ON HER POBEIGN TRADE.
Most of Her Imports Come from England,
While Her Export Trade Is with Us
What Oar Military Men Think of the
German Horse Race Census Statistics of
Cereal Production in 1800 and 1880
Mrs. Harrison Shows No Change Mexico
Wants Corn from Vs.
Washington, Oct. 7. It Is understood
that after many months of negotiation
Minister Abbott has succeeded in negotiat
ing with the government of the republic of
Colombia, South America, a reciprocity
arrangement covering the commercial re
lations of that country and the United
States. The minister of foreign affairs in
the old cabinet opposed the negotiation of
a treaty, but the new vice president, who
since the last election has leen acting in
the place of President Nunez, an invalid,
seems to have favored the arrangement.
Couldn't Stand Retaliation.
The failure to enter into a reciprocal ar
rangement with the United States before
Jan. 1 last put . Colombia with Hayti and
Venezuela in the list of those countries
against which, on March 15, retaliatory du
ties on sugar, molasses, coffee, tea, and
hides were imposed by proclamation of
President Harrison. The United States is
one of the best customers of Colombia, and
it was especially desirable that amicable ar
rangements should be made with her gov
ernment. In 18S0 the value of the exports
amounted to $16,000,000. In IS) it had
risen to $-J0,457,R55. The maximum of im
ports was $14,0f0,000. The foreign trade is
chiefly with Kngland, France, Germany,
and the United States.
What Columbia Has to Sell.
The principal articles of export are coffee,
dye woods, gold, silver, hides, ivory, nuts,
rublier, tobacco and woods. The cattle go
to the isthmus, so they should not really
be classed as exports. Nearly all the hides,
and by far the greater part of the coffee,
rublicrand construction woods goto the
United States, the gold, silver and dye
woods to Kngland, and the tolvico, ivory
and nuts to (iermany. The United States
minister at liogata reported that in 1SS8
84 per cent, of the exports went to Great
Britain, 10 per cent, to Fiance, 12 per cent,
to (iermany, and 40 per cent, to the United
And What She Wonts to Buy.
The imnrtrts consist, of cloths of woob
cotton, linen and silk; shoes, ready-made j
clothing, furniture, machines, haberdash
ery, watches, paper, drugs, spices, books,
liquors, pottery, iron. Hour, cigarettes,
food conserves and other domestic and in
dustrial commodities. In ISnS 49 per cent,
of the imports came from (A rent B ri tain, 21
per cent from France, 13 per cent, from
tlermany, Rnd 12 per cent from the Unitd
States. As to the quality and character of
the tradesmen in Columbia it is said that
bankruptcy is scarcely ever known. It is
R.id that but one failure has occurred in
Medellin, a principal importing centre, in
fort y-nine years, and then 50 cents on the
dollar was paid.
THE GERMAN HORSE RACE.
The Results Interesting to Our Military
Men, Hut Not Wonderful. I
"Washington, Oct. 7. The riding contest
Ixrtween Austrian and German officers j
mid cavalrymen to determine the question j
of superiority of horsemanship and endur-
ance of men and beasts, has been closely ,
watched by military men in this city. The
result, they say, accords with their experi- j
the belief that they are heirs to vast estates
in England. These alleged agents demand
from the gullible a sum of money and
power of attorney to take hold of the mat
ter. The Way Ledger Operates.
Ledger's operation were betrayed by a
letter to the postoffice department from
Kgan, Tex., enclosing a certificate with a
seal of the supreme court in chancery, sent
him by Leger purporting to confirm his
title to an estate in England and reciting
that "Joseph Leger, now in America, is
commanded to notify the interested partj
and after receiving the tax on legacies and
bequests, to issue possession papers and re
port to the court at once." The amount ol
tax in United States money is fixed at $35,
which sum and power of attorney was ask til
by Leger. The whole thing is a fraud and
Legcr has disapiieared.
Chance to Sell Corn to Mexico.
Washington, Oct. 7. Secretary Rusk
has received through the department ol
state advices coming from the United State
consul general at Nuevo Laredo, Mexico,
not only confirming the dispatch recently
made public announcing the time for free
Importation of corn into Mexico to have
leen extended to Nov. 80, but stating fur
ther that "in addition to the above I am in
formed that between Dec. 1 and Jan. 31
next only one-fourth of the regular duty,
which is 1 cent per kilo, gross weight, will
be collected on imports.''
Lightships for the Lakes.
Washington-, Oct. 7. The lighthouse
board is now engaged in preparing plan!)
and specifications for four lightships to be
stationed on the great lakes three in IJike
Michigan and one at liar Point, Iake Erie.
The appropriation bill gives $'0.000 for the
LakejMichigan lightships and 25,000 for the
liar Point lightship. These vessels will be
about ninety feet in length, twenty in
breadth and draw eight feet of water.
PoHtofllce Quarterly Receipts.
Washington, Oct. 7. Sixth Auditor,
Coulter iu his quarterlv reiwrt as to the
receipts and expenditures of the jnxstoftiee 1
department for the fourth quarter of the
last fiscal year, states that the receipts
were $17,508,092 and the expenditures 19.
cuu,J22. Mrs. Harrison Holding Her Own.
Washington, Oct. 7. Mrs. Harrison
passed anot her comparatively comfortable
day and last night was rcjiorted to le
holding her own. There is no appreciable
change in her condition.
DODGED UNCLE SAM'S CRUISER.
A Sealing Schooner " Monkeys " With the
l S. S. Mohican.
SEATTLE, Wash., Oct. 7. The sealing
schooner Willard Ainsworth has returned
from her maiden sealing cruise, which
netted her 880 skins. The Ainsworth had
an exciting brush with the U. S. S.
Mohican on May 25. Ijtst year the terms
of the modus vivendi were that any
schooner leaving port ln-fore the agreement
had been made, and not leing warned,
could not be seized for taking seals in the
Behring sea. Nearly for the schooners this
year left port lefore the new modus vivrndi
had lx"eu signed, and did not know that it
provided for seizure in the sea whether or
not warning had been given.
lld Some Very Neat Dodging.
Consequently every schooner that sighted
a man-of-war tried to get away without
warning. On the day mentioned, when
somewhere to the southwest of Middleton
island, the Ainsworth sighted the Mohican
and clapped on all sail to escape. The
cruiser gave chase, and with steam and sail
overtook her. When she'was almost along
s:de,the Ainsworth put aliout and got awny
some minutes before the Mohican coul get
around, but when she did she bore down
on the schooler very fast. The Ainsworth
went about and got away again.
Sent Some Iron Messengers.
The commanaer of the cruiser then evi
dently lost ISs temper, for a gun was run
out forward. This time when she came
within hailing distance she commenced
in military ser ice are so common as to at
tract no special notice. Some years ago
dintun Guv V. Henrv. of the United
States cnvalrv (be is now Maior Henrv and Mazing away. Five shots were fired, and
commandant at Fort Mver, across tlie then Captain Cantillion conclude.1 to stop.
, tt. ii i i , j I No damage was done to the vessel, as the
river), left Foi t Russell at daybreak and . , i i, t.,
Harrison, a nephew of President Harrison,
rode to Fort Laramie by 9:30 p. m,of the
name day, the distance being (13 miles.
Thic was about equal to Von Miklos' first
day's performance, speaking generally.
Is Some Little Difference,
l.ut when it is considered that Captain
Henry's ride was over a wild and rugged
co;:n!iy, practically without roads, and
that lie had with him two or three troops of
the Third cavalry.thus multiplying the diffi
culties of the journey, it seems fair to say
that his achievement was in all practical
and significant resjiects far more notable.
Riding by one's self along a well kept
Luropctn turnpike, is a very different thing
from marching 200 troopers across the hills
and valleys of Wyoming.
GREAT PRODUCTION OF CEREALS.
I'lgurcs Showing V.'hut It Was in 18S0
Washington, Oct. 7. The superinten
dent of census has issued the preliminary
statistics of cereal production in the United
States, The figures for 1WK) are as follows:
boarded the schooner and served official
warning to keep out of the sea.
Dashed Out Uis Itrains.
Binguampton, N. Y., Oct. 7. Engineer
Robinson, of the Erie, Lad started yester
day to the assistance of some det ailed cars
about a mile west of this city. He failed
to see the danger lights and dashed into a
disabled train. John Mayer, a car repairer,
was thrown headlong against the rail,
dashing out his brains. Yard mast .r E. C,
McDougal. ankle sprained and internal
injuries which may prove fatal: Theodore
Hoskins. fr. Kiim, elbow dislocated: gal-
var.i:: r 1!:. r-ltt-y.right leg broken; illiam
.'( r;;e, i';.Lrk-k (':: r.ie, car repairers,
S!-!?.ii wounds ar.-l internal injuries; Mel
Van Wngon r. galviiiiizcr. se;'p wounds.
nose broken ai.d wrist fiuctureiL
7. .l !?'. 174
Totals lKi.ira. 85 a.sao.aa7.5ii
The following were the figures for 1880:
Burly 10.HH;.727 43.yOT.4M
Buokrth.at r43i ll.K17.o.:7
Corn rcvaiS.-MH l,75t.7Bl.7J
Oats l'i.lM.5:3 4H7.KjS,ft
Rye l.M2,Sil 19.S51.5S5
Wheat aj,4.il.:B3 4ilt,483,lU7
Totals 118,031,77 2,697,58029
LOOK OUT FOR JOSEPH LEGER.
He la "Agent" for Mythical Fortunes la
Kngllsh Estates. .
Washington, Oct. 7. The postoffice de
partment has just succeeded in putting a
present end to the career of one Joseph
Leger, of the "Dominion bureau," with
offices at No. 451 Eighth avenue, New York
City. Frequent complaints have been re
ceived at the department against parties
who represent themselves as agents from
Great Britain, coming to this country in
quest of persons of English ancestry for the
purpose of taking advantage of their ci
dubty and cupidity to delude them into
Died In the Desert of Thirst.
Phoenix, Ariz., Oct, 7. Two Mexicans,
Henrique Gonzales and Pedro Marcel, died
of thirst in the desert near the Sonora line"
some days ago. Their Ixxlies were found
Wednesday twenty miles from water.
Their bodies were torn by coyotes. The
men were prospectors.
No Fat Stock Shew.
Chicago, Oct, 7. There will be no fat
stock show at Chicago this year. The rea
son is that there is no building in which it
can lie held. The destruction of the old
exposition building leaves the city without
anything that could lie used for the show.
Nelson Breaks ift Kecord.
Trenton, N. J., Oct. 7i Kelson, tha
trotting stallion, broke the world's record
here yesterday for a mile on the half-mile
regulation track,. going the distance in
2:11. He was driven by Mr. Nelson, hi4
Lived To BrJver 109.
TORONTO, Ont., Oct. 7. John Merry
weather, colored, a native of Richmond,
V., died in this city Wednesday, aged 10S
years, 3 months and 4 days. He was born
;n Richmond in 1783,
LIVE STOCK AND PRODUCE MARKETS.
Chicago. Oct. .
Following were the quotations on the board
of trade todpy: .Wheat October, opened
T36c, closed 74c; December, opened 766c,closed
6?e; May oened SIjw:. closed (CHc.
Corn October, opened and closed 433-4C;
December, opened and closed 44?-6c: Mayt
opened 47T6 closed 48c. Oats October,
opened and closed 31?tc; December, opened
and closed 33c: May, opened and closed
asMjc. Fork October, opened $11.41, closed
$11.50; November. opened flUV, closed
$11.40; January. opened $12.30. closed
$U.K). Lard October, opened $8.40, closed
Live Stock Ibices at the Union Stock yards
totlsy ran (red as follows: Hogs Market
moderately active on packing and shipping ac
count and prices well maintained; sales
ranged at $4.2V35.30 pigs. $o.UV3J.75 light.
VnufC-Vat rough packing. $o. Unas. 75 mixed
and S-" "3S-85 heavy packing and shipping;
Cattle Market rather active on local and
shipping account and prices firm; quotations
ranged $4.!W&3.55 choice to extra shipping
steers, $4.3M?.t.W good to choice do, $3.04JM
fair to Kood, S3-l,k-21.Gi common to medium
do,$MMr 3.75 butchers' steers, $2.3-3.00 stack
ers, $1.75tfl2.75 Texas steers, $2.5(K$3.60 range
steers. $auii(S3.60 feeders, $1.75a2.T5 cows, $2.00
2.75 bulls, and $2.25&!i25 veal calves.
Sheep Market rather active; prices ruled
steady: quotations ranged at $3.0W4.20 per
100 lbs westerns. $3.2f&4.0 natives, $2.9003.75
Texas, and $3.0iK3&SO lambs.
Produce: Butter fancy separator, 24)4)Z&S3c;
fine creameries, 21 2c; dairies, fancy, fresh,
aft2Sc: packing 8to k. fresh, 13&13J4C Eggs
Strictly fresh stoci , 18c per dox, loss off; ice
house stock, 17(&17c. Live poultry Hens
BUc per lb; spring chickens. 10c; roosters. 5,
&Hc; ducks, 9c; spring ducks. 10c: turkeys,
mixed lots, 1-Vic; spring turkeys, 13c; geese,
$4.0U(i&7.UO lier doz. Potatoes. Wisconsin rose.
4IK243C per bu; Hcbrons, 43&4&C; Burhanks, 46
4Sc. Sweet potatoes Jersey, $2.75(33.00 per
brh Baltimore, $2.00j25. Apples Good
green stock, $2.50(33.00 per brl; poor to fair,
$1.0032.00 per bu: good to fancy - red, S3.0U3
3.50. Peaches California, $1.403,1.75 per box;
Michican. 2r&40c per 1-5 bu basket; 7S&$L50
per bu basket.
New York, Oct. 6.
Wheat No. red winter cash. 794c; Octo
ber, 78?)c; November, W!c: December, RlJc
Corn No. 2 mixed cash, Slac; October,
60jsc; November, 519c; December, 5S4c
Oats No. 2 mixed cash. 36c; . October. 3bc;
November, 37c; December, 8c)6S..-rKye
Neglected. Barley Dull - and Qncaanged.
Pork Fairly active and firm: old mesp $11.50
11.75. Lard yuieu November, $75.
Live Stock: Cattle Market firm, but no trad
inn in beeves; dressed beef, steady; native
sides. 7C-iK,c per lb. Sheep and Lambs Sheep,
steady; lambs, in demand and ic per lb high
er; sheep, 1 i?ii j.2j jer 100 itBK lambs, $-"i.CV74
6.50. Hogs Market lirmer; live hogs, $ol70
60 iier luO lba.
"Wttriiinfr tp AnnexHtion.
Boston, Oct. 7. Limt. K. A. McDonald,
an e::-r, Hit r;nr;n ri:d . !!-k!i.i-.vn biisine.-s
man c! T4.':i :,',o, !ms b.-.-n iu jloston for
seven: 1 d.iys 0:1 (':i i!r.:v.iriant mission iu
coni.cciioii willi t'ie rmiexaticn movement
on the other s.Uc :i i:e line. The formation
of thi? North Auiecican Union league,
v.-hose object isthebringingabout of political
union between the United states and Cana
da by peaceable and legitimate means, has
been one result of his visit. The leag ie
was started by former residents of Canada
in this section, but it is intended to
embrace all clashes throughout the country.
The Real Kstate Men.
BUFFALO, Oct. 7. Pajiers were read yes
terday lief ore the real estate congress on
"Alien Laud Law Legislation," by R. S. S.
Myers, of Chicago; "Urlian Realty Legisla
tion," by Hon. A. S. Colyer, of Nashville;
"Titles and Transfers," by J. Craddock
Simpson, of Montreal. William B. Cutter,
of Buffalo, was elected president; O. W.
Crawford, of Griffin, Ills., secretary, and J.
Mott Williams, of Nashville, treasurer. St.
Paul was se'ected as the next place of meet-
uig. Aujoumeu sine cue.
The Local Slarkets.
Oitu- 2-fe31c. : .
Bran - tfic per cwt,
Shi-suff $1.00 per cwt.
Hay Timothy, $.?&!0: npland, $310; slongh
$&S8; baled. $11 O0QU2 60.
Batter Fair to choice, 18c; creamery, 3924e
Eggs Freb.l5c; i-acked 10c.
Poultry hi kena. 1012; turkeys li!e
dacks, 1-Hc; geese, 10c.
rKVIT AND VESBTABLCS.
Apples $.3S0a 75 per bbl.
Turnips 154 60c.
Catt Butchers pay for corn fed steers
3Hft,4Sc; cows and neifer, 8KQ3c; calves
Hard 7 B1Q7 75.
Soft 2 :0Sfr2 30.
Common boards $16.
Joist Scantling and timber, ISto 16 feet. MS.
Every additional foot in length 50 tents.
X A X Shingle i 75
Fencint! 13to 16fcet 518.
ocw bo'.rd!,roui:h $16.
She Wu Her Own Bsakcr.
BERLIN, Oct. 7. A seamstress at
Zwickau, Anna Zergicht, recently inherited
a fortune of 130,000 marks. She distrusted
banks and insisted upon keeping the money
at her lodgings. Wednesday night burglars
entered the bouse, murdered the woman
and secured the money, making good their
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