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VOL. XL. NO. 306.
ROCK ISLAND, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 1892.
1 ! Copies S Cents
Per Week I Ceil?
to draw you into the store, but Lower Prices
for better goods; better goods for lower
prices. Our competitors are not in it when
it comes to Low Prices for good honest, re
liable merchandise. No credit house can
give you as low prices as a cash house; we
are the only CASH CLOTHING HOUSE
in Rock Island. See if $10.00 will not buy
"as much of us as you will buy for $13.50 at
a credit tibuse. CASH is what knocks.
500 Pants worth $3.75 to $5.00 for &3.00
this week -
Children's Suits worth $4.00 to $5, 3.50
go this week for -
Underwear Worth 75c go this week for zj-Qe
All wool Socks worth 35c, this week for
Overcoats worth $10.00 to $12.00 go 75()
this week for ...
Overcoats worth $13.50 to $16.50 go 12.00
this week for - -
Children's Shirt Waists worth 50c. go
this week for -
Our Prices are always
Or Money refunded.
SAX & RICE, Proprietors of the
AIL the latest styles just received in Neckwear.
IN A WILD PANIC.
A Chicago Hotel Suddenly Emp
tied of Guests.
BOTJTED OUT BY A flEE NEXT DOOE.
The New Chicago Athletic Association
Building Darnacrd About S80.000 in
Spite of Its "Fire Proof" Construction
A Sad rhase of Chicago Life Exhibited
by the Panic, While the Crowd "Cheered"
Difficult Ulaxe to Get Under Control.
Chicago, Nov. 1. The beautiful new
Chicago Athletic association building on
the west side of Michigan avenue, . just
south of Madison street, was burned after
1 o'clock this morning. It was believed to
be a fireproof building, but even under a
rainfall it went like a pine knot, and before
the first engine arrived it had been thinned
to a blazing shell, and was threatening the
big Chicago Bank Note building on the
corner, the St. Bernard hotel on Madison
street, and the cyclorama of the Chicago
fire next door south of the clubhouse. The
loss to the athletic building will be about
$30,000. for the entire woodwork of the
building was destroyed and the Gothic
stone" front is damaged by smoke al
most beyond complete repair. The walls
Spread with Terrific Rapidity.
The spread of the fire was so rapid that
most of the damage was done before more
than a few of the firemen could get to work.
Before the firemen of the engine company
across the street could leave their engine
house the flames had rushed through the
rear end of the building and were seen
blocks away to the west. The street in
the vicinity, however, were soon full of fire
apparatus anil a perfect flood of water wm
poured into t he fare. It was a bad fare to
handle and, one of the hottest the firemen
have encountered in months. Hut by 2
o'clock it was well in hand, and by 2:30
entirely under control.
Played Havoc with Ornamental ork.
While the fire was raging it played havoc
with the facade on Michigan avenue. Big
pieces of sloue cracked from the heat and
tumbled to the sidewalk. All the pretty
windows and ornamental work on which
Henry Ives Cobb had done some of his
most artistic work went, and for a few
minutes the crashing or the tiling Kept
the firemen on the jump. The middle of
the building where the great amphitheatre
stood was t.till blaxing even after the de
partment knew it had the fire beaten.
INCIDENT OF CHICAGO LIFE.
Habitues of a Shady Hotel Knt.li Pell-Mell
into the Street.
The rear wall of the Athletic association
building joined the south wall of one of the
most notorious "hotels"' in Chicago. This
was the St.. Bernard, a house having the
patronage of what is called "first-class"
people. The roaring flames sent rushing
down the halls and stairway leading to the
street a fantastically attired crowd of
highly excited men and women. Among
them were at least half a dozen well-known
men alxjut town and as many women who
The Advent of the Proprietress.
A big policemen rushed up the stairway
and pounded on the door of the room occu
pied by the proprietress- She came scream
ing out into the hall. The blaze had been
greeted with her awakening eyes, and she
evidently thought her own walls gave forth
the light. Before the officer could stay her
she plunged down the stairway and into
the rain-soaked street clad only in her night
rolx?. The crowd greeted her with a cheer,
which only tended the more to confuse her,
aud she darted through the jibing specta
tors until her headlong race was stayed by
a big policeman. He brought her back to
the "hotel" Hnd told her to "go put on Uer
It Was a Saddening Sight.
Just as she was about to climb up the
stairway the outer door burst open and
out came the motley crowd. There were
young girls, young widows, young matrons.
There were gamblers, business and pro
fessional lights. The officer who had
brought Mrs. Jennings back to her own
doorway had the sense to tell them all
that the "hotel" was in no immediate dan
ger and to go back and decently clothe
themselves. By the time the fire actually
came in contact with the "hotel" building
all had regained their senses and order
marked the exodus. The crowd kindly
cheered each white faced woman and man
as they appeared in the street.
The "Fire" Cyclorama.
Adjoining the burned building on the
west is the structure occupied by the great
"Chicago Fire" cyclorama, and it is feared
that this vaj liable painting may have been
somewhat damaged by smoke and heat.
The building was closed this morning and
the extent of the injury done, if any, could
not be learned.
Found Two Bodies In the Rains.
St. Johssburt, Vt, Nov. 1. The bodies
of James Mitchell and Mrs. Marshall were
found yesterday in the ruins of the Cald
peck building, burned in Sunday night's
fire. The two were seen at a window and
urged to jump, but they refused for some
reason or other, and fell back into the
flames before ladders could be secured and
firemen get to them.
Actual Loss at Milwaukee.
Milwaukee, Nov. 1. The entire loss by
Friday night's fire is now cut down to $3,-
875,000, with about two-thirds insurance,
which is widely scattered.
TOg-res of the lama Ci
Pittsbcro, Nov. 1. The testimony in
the lams ease yesterday was similar to the
statements printed at the time he was
hung tip by the thumbs. It generally
agreed that the orders were to give him no
more punishment than could be inflicted
without physical injury. He was cut
down at Stro tor's ' orders. One witness
said the sight sickened him.
Hanged by a Mob for Incendiarism.. -
Birmingham, Ala., Nov. 1. News comes
from Monroe county of the lynching of
Allen Parker, colored, near Monroeville,
Saturday. He had been arrested for burn
ing a gin house and fifteen bales of cotton.
and was being taken to jail by one dep
uty, xwo miles from town a mob of twen
ty masked men met the officer and took the
prisoner from eitn ua naaiceo z-- o
1892 NOVEMBER. 1892
Su. Mo. Tu. We. Th. Fr. Sa.
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Grand Duchess Olga, dowager queen
Wurternberg, is dead.
Colonel William M. Strachan, of Bos
ton, commander of the Ninth regiment, M.
V. M., was killed in a runaway accident at
Beachr.ont. His wife, who was riding
with him, escaped uninjured.
A loss of fciOO.000 was caused bv the burn
ing of Gruenewald hall at New Orleans. !
James Martelle, the Italian who killed
John Perrello at Saratoga last May, has
been sentenced to be catelectrhted at Dan
nemora in the week beginning Dec 11. i
Nebraska Knights of Pythias lose $3,000
by the failure of the Ainsworth bank.
John Reed, 9fl years old, the oldest
resident of Logan county, died at Lincoln, I
Mrs. Mary Goode, who was one of the two
girls shot by George H. Burrus some time
ago at Chicago, died at Magnolia, Ills. I
James R. Bartlett, one of the survivors of
the Jeanette expedition, committed suicide
at San Francisco after shooting his wife
and killing her sister. Bartlett's mind is
believed to have been weakened by his ter
rible experience in the arctic regions. j
An explosion on the Potomac river steam
er Wakefield caused the death of three deck
About fifty bodies have been washed
ashore from the wreck of the steamer Rou
mania near P niche, Portugal.
Floods in the state of Paxaca, Mexico,
caused over fJHO.Oi) damage to property
and the loss of fifty lives.
E. C. O'Brien, United States commis
sioner of navigation, in his annual report,
says that the tonnage of shipping on the
great lakes has been increased from 711,209
tons in lsl to 1.183,58: in 1..
The government of Paraguay offers a
lony list of premiums on farm and factory
products as an inducement to foreigners to
settle in that country.
A gan4 of counterfeiters who have been
doing a thriving business with spurious
silver dollnrs in Boston were captured by
secret service oilicers. One of their num
ler, who gives the name of William D.
Fuller and who claims to hail from Chi
cago, says thit he and his partners have
floated fctO.OUO in bad money in Boston.
Brigands made a raid upon the town of
San Juan, Mexico, and after securing con
siderable money were about to start for the
country when they were attacked by the
rural guards. In the fight that ensued
three of the bandits were fatally and four
of the soldiers vere seriouslv wounded.
FOUR DEAD AND ONE DYING.
A Farm Residence Itnrned with 111 Its
Des Moines, la., Nov. 1. The farm resi
dence of George Cage, a mile southwest of.
the city, was burned yesterday. Four of
the inmates perished in the flames, and
George Cage inhaled the flame and will die
of his injuries. The dead are: Mrs. John
Cage and child; two children of George
Cage, aged 5 days and 2 years.
Ryan Tells a Strange Tarn. -.'v. J
Norwich, Conn., Nov. 1. Thomas Ryan,
aged 17 years, arrived in the city Sunday
from New York in the fishing schooner
"Ploughboy." Early yesterday evening he
was found nailed fast in a box in an tin
frequented alley near the docks. He says
that while on his way aboard ship a well
dressed man knocked him down, put him
in the box and nailed it up. Kvan is very
weak, and is now in the hospital.
Back at His Desk Again.
WASHINGTON', Nov. 1. The president re
sumed his official duties at the White
House yesterday, and devoted most of the
forenoon to the consideration and dis
' patch of routine business requiring bis
action, a great deal of which accumulated
during the past few weeks. It is expected
that the official routine of the White House
j will be fully re-established before the elose
of the present week.
' LIVE STOCK AND PRODUCE MARKETS.
Water Scre In I'ennsj lvania.
HAZELTOX, Pa., Nov. 1. Much apprehen
sion is felt here over the scarcity of water.
Streams are almost dried up and the res
ervoir is nearly empty. Water is allowed
to run through the supply pipes only for
a short time mornings and evenings,
dustrial establishments using steam
emlarrassed by the lack of water. Some
of them have already been compelled to
Gen. Roecrans Quite 111.
Washington, Nov. 1. General W. S.
Rosecrans, register of the treasury, is quite
ill. He was at the department yesterday
for a short time, anxious to finish his an
nual report, but was unable to do so and
had to return to his hotel.
Chicago. Oct. 38.
Following were the quotations on the board
of trade today: Wheat October, opened
70?c, closed Ttc; December, opened 72c:
closed 7Z?6c: May, opened 78c, closed T&Jo.
Corn October, opened 41$c, closed 41c; De
cember, opened 41Jc, closed 41?ic: May,
opened closed 46c Oats October,
ojened 28vfcc, closed 294c; December, opened
aif-jc, closed : May, opened 344c, closed
858C l'ork October, opened $11.80, closed
$11.50; November, opened $11.80, closed
$11. SO; January, opened $13.15; closed
' $2.&l- Lard October, opened $8J6, closed
Live Stock Prices at the Union Stock yards
I today ranged as follows: Hops Market
1 only moderately active and feeling weak!
prices ruled 1015c lower than reported Sat
urday morning: packers purchase slowly:
j sales ranged at $4.ii5.ao pips, $5.00S5.
liKht, f-Unt.lS.ai rough packing, $5.155.60
' mixed, and $o.j&5. 70 heavy packing and ship
Cattle Rather quiet on local and ship
, ping account, and prices without material
' change; quotations raned at $3.(O5.60cholos
to extra shipping sterns, J t.a.Vi.-l.tW good to
choice do, $3.7iK?4.30 fair to good, $3.003i3.
common to medium do, $2.WirS.3.nO butchers
steers, &.'. r&!.8j stockers, $-1.2 fr.3.U0 Texas
' eteers, f-J.T.V .30 range steers, $2.trrv3.40 feed
ers, 51.2.VJV2.75 cows, 1.5m&!.3u bulls, and $i25
6.50 veal calves.
Pheep Market rather active and prices
ruled sternly and unchanged; quotations
. ranged at SS.UtfM-Ki per 1J lbs, westerns, $3J2
(&J.25 natives, $'.." j.4.:i Texas, and $3.5Ui&a.jO
Produce: Butter Fancy creamery, ZT&
2Sc ier lb; fine dairy, S.Vtj.'iSc; packing stock,
14tfiljc Kggs Strictly fresh, 21c per dos;
cold storage, 18c Live poultry Spring chick
ens. fuj.S'hiC ' er ' lb; hens, 8c; roosters, 5c;
turkeys, 12o: ducks, 3.10e; geese, S0.UWS7.OO
per doz. Potatoes Fancy Burbanks, on track
Sti8c perbu: Ilebrons, tQSvtvic; rosa, Hi52c;
i peerless. mixed. 55frJi0e. Sweet pota-
I toes Jersey, S3.0U&3J25 per bbl; Illinois, $1.75.
Apples Choice, $3.(33JH per bbL Cranber
riesCape Cod. $0.511,7.00 yer bbL
' New York. Oct. 31.
Wheat No. 2 red winter cash. 7575jc:
November, 744c; May. Kfljc Corn No. 2
mixed c&sh. SHUc: November. SOU: December.
In j &ic: May, 52c. Oats No. 2 mixed cash,
are 35c: November. 3.A4c; December, 37?fc& Rye
Uuiet western: 5U(&aic in car lots. Barley
Nominal. Pork yuiet; old mess, $12jl;t.SL
Lard Juiet: November, $8.1(1.
Live Stock: Cattle Trading active for all
grades, and common to medium offerings fullv
10c ier 1 it lls higher; poorest to best native
eteers, $:2nVi.27Vj per KM lbs; bulls and dry
J cows, $l.;iY&3.T0. Sheep and lambs Sheep,
active and hrm: lambs, in good demand, but
values a shade easier; sheep, $2.30&5.2S per lull
lbs: lambs, f-YHHtfc5.1-t- Hogs Steady; live
logs, Si-AOCiiUo per 100 lbs.
The Weather We May Expect.
Washington. Nov. 1. The following are
the weather indications for twenty-four hours
from 8 p. ru. yesterday: For Indiana and Illi
nois Generally cloudy; light showers; south
easterly winds. For Lower Michigan Light
rains: southeasterly winds. For Frper Michi
gan Showers: northeasterly winds. For Wis- j
consin Mains: en.-tcrly winds, becoming varia
ble. For Iowa Showers; winds shifting to
northerly; cooler m southern portion.
CLAIM NEARLY A WHOLE COUNT r
Trying to Gobble a Tract of Land Thirty-
three Miles Square.
DuKAXiio. Coh)., Nov. 1. A claim has
just been filed in the United States court .
of private land claims at Santa Fe, N. M., I
which involves a tract of land thirty-three ;
miles square in the southwest corner of
this state, claiming that the grant was
made by Senor Corpus Christi by the
king of Spain 211 years aia. The plaintiffs .
are Benjamin Hodges and several relatives, j
all of whom reside in the neighborhood of .
Rockford. O. They are great-grandchil-'
dren of the ancient senor. The United
States government and all person laying
claim to any part or parcel of the land are
Hlg Enough to Make a State.
The claim embraces almost the whole of
Montezuma county, an area of nearly 700,
000 acres, considerably greater than the
area of the state of Rhode Island. The
county now has 1,529 inhabitants, and Cor
tes, its largest town, has 332 people. In
Dolores precinct are 373 people and in Man
cos precinct 635. The larger Dortion of
these people are members of families that
bave taken up homestead claims, and
should this case go against them it would
create widespread hardship. The case will
of course be bitterly contested.
Tried toXell Goods Dy Frand.
Springfield, O:, Nov. 1. -The New
burgh Bros., of Cincinnati, were bound
over to the grand jury yesterday on the
charge of using the Cigarmakers union
label on non-union goods. The Cirgar
makers union here is prosecuting the case
A Wreck That Cost One Life.
Petersburg, Va., Nov. 1. Early yester
day fourteen freight cars and two locomo
tives were badly wrecked at Disputana
station. A white tramp was killed and
three men injured.
Increased the Miners Wag.
Pottsvillk, Pa., Nov. I. The Schuyl
kill coal exchange has increased 2 per cent,
the wages of the miners and laborers of the
The Loral Hiirket.
Bran -SSc per rwt,
Shi s nff $1.00 per rwt.
llav 1 mivhv. SstfllO: npland, $8&10; sloagb
S6&8; baled. $11 ! .ML
Bntter Pair to thoice, 18c: creamery 9&34c
Eggs Fresh. 15c : parked 10c.
Poultry Chicken. KK&12i4 ; tnrkeys l-'He
darks, r-'ttc; geese, 10c.
Cattle Butchers pay lor corn fed steers
8H34Hc; cows and Deireis, 2H3c; calves
Hard 7 75.
fcofl IO&a 30.
Common hoards $16.
Toist Scantling and timber. If. to 16 feet. $18.
Every additional foot in length 50 cents.
X A X Sliiniiles f 8 75.
Lath $2 50.
FenciDB 12 to 16 feet $18.
oct boirdK.ronirb $1A.
PUREST AflD BEST.
HALVES, 10 t.QUARTERS.5.