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VOL. XL NO. 303.
ROCK ISLAND, TUE3DAY NOVEMBER 8. 1892.
Single Vcpl o Cu m
If you are needing
Wool Half Hose;
Now is you time to buy them Half
Hose worth 35 cents per pair for only 20
cents per pair. This is a special for this
you will see our window full of them.
Also, something very interesting in window Chi
nese Sacred Fowls, imported from China at a
1525 and 1527.
POCKET KNIVES and SCISSORS took the highest premiun
for quality. If you want a good knife try one.
One need not be told what a nice present an elegant Carving
Set like those I have to show wri; be. Also those
Gold Medal Carpet Sweepers.
, . ??.ry womM that keeps house wants one. Wrought Iro
finish Fire Sets and Irons.
Acorn Stovos and Ranges
are the leaders made in Illimia for our soft coaland every out
guaranteed. These are all good things to buy at Christmas oi
any other time. Come in and see how much I have to show yot
that is useful and novel in hot sekeeping goods.
: JOHN T. NOFTSKER,
Cor. Third Ave. and Twentieth Street, Bock Island.
IT MAY CONCERN.
124, 126 and 128
: Shirt Factory :
Our Shirts .
A.re oar specialty. Wo make them ourselves,
Patronise home tndoxtry.
Our Suits .
are made to your order, and thev are tailor-mad
t prices ranting from $ 16 np.
Our Pants .
are down in prices and we invite competition,
Call and make your Bel action from over $00 differ
ent samples at prices from S3 and ap.
Our Prices .
Cannot be duplicated, oar workmanship cannot be
excelled, onr goods we warrant, and last, bot sot
least, your patronage is solicited.
Call and see ns at the
Tri-Gity Shirt Factory,
1809 Second avenue, over Looslej's crockery store.
Washes everything from a fine
silk handkerchief to a circus
tent; Lace curtains a specialty
No. 1724 THIRD A.VE
A.. I. c , r.i.HKJl
Telephone No. 1214
John Volk & Co.,
taoaf actorars of
gash Door Blinds, Biding, Flooring,
and all kinds of wood work for bunder,
llsbtwratk BU. bet. Third and Fomitk aves,
The Metal Line that Will Tell
Harrison His Fate.
ITS HISTOBY AND GREAT UTILITY.
Corner of the Kxeentive Mansion that
Is of Moth Interest One Night In Kttj
Fonr Tears Miller sad John W. Foster
to Help the Republican Candidate Figure
Ont the Result Some Interesting- Gos
sip Gotham on Election live Final Ap
peals and Estimate of the Bead Centers
Figures at Chieago Field Motes.
Washington, Nov. & Tbe president will
read his fate in the teleirrapqie bulletins
which will flash over the special wires lead
ing into the telegraph room at the White
tonight It is an interest ing place. that House
telegraph-room. It was over the wire f rora
the telegraph office, to thin room that tbe
news of Cleveland defeat wns carried to
him four years agjx A little group of his
followers and friends stood about him and
read the returns, while Dan Lainont, t he
faithful private secretary, tabulated them
and figured out results. Little by little
the truth became more manifi'st and still
more plain that New York had goi.e Re
publican. He Hrnnl from New York.
Then it was that one of Mr. Cleveland "a
intimaU ..lends is reported to have said,
encouragingly, "Wait until we hear from
Illinois," and it was in reply to him that
the president made the famous epigram:
"Illinois! H 1 I want to hoar from New
York." He did hear from New York, and
the news was so discmunieriug that the lit
tle gathering of tbe women of the cabinet
circle, who had come together to be ready
to offer their congratulations to the Dew
president before any one else should have a
chance, broke up early, leaving an atmos
phere of intense di "f 'he W hite
At the Other End oi (he Line.
It was after 2 o'clock wbeu the president
ordered the telegraph wire closed, excused
himself to his friends and went to bed.
He had known srooe 10 o'clock that New
York had gone against him ao.I that the
election was lost. Half an hour before
Grover Cleveland laid his head on his
pillow in the White nouse, Benjamin
Harrison had retired for the nijcht in his
modest home in Indianapolis. All of the
bulletins were sent, to bis house by messen
gers and he was pretty well informed by
private dispatches fof the way t hings were
going. At 2 o'clock in the morning Elijah
W. Halford called up the president's house
house by telephone.
"Use" Prvbahly llidu't Swear.
He had been all through the returns and
he wanted o I'll (it rural Harrison 1 hat in
his judgment lie was elected and that the
Journal wonld announce his election iu t he
morning. Mr. McKee, General Harrison's
son-in-law, answered the 'phone. Halford
expected to find General Harrison waiting
for late news. Well as he knew him he
had an idea that this occasion would excite
him a little and make him wakeful.
"Is the general there?" he asked.
"No; he's bem in bed and asleep for an
hour," said Mr. MVKee, cheerfully. And it
is very likely that Halford, being limited
to his choice of exclamations, remarked to
the telephone receiver, meditatively:
"Well, I'll le hanged."
Something About the Telegraph Koom.
The telegraph room at the White House
was established at the beginning of Ha ves'
administration. It is a little room iu the
northeast corner of the second floor, and
Mr. Montgomery, who is tle operator, is
also required to assist in the executive cor
respondence and keep tbe presidential
scrap books. The room isan iii.Hrt;int ad
junct of tbe executive office. It enables
tbe president to make direct connect ion
with auy ? telegraph point when an fmcr
gency requires him to consult with any of
the chief executives of the states.or to take
personal action in some great, emergency
like the Johnstown flood. And the White
House wire has been used to send to the
country any piece of news concerning the
president u hii h was of great moment.
It Ik Ottile an InMitotloa.
The first great emergency in which the
White House telegraph line was brought
into use was the great railway strike in
1877. Iresidcnt Hayes wan constantly in
communication with all parts of Ue coun
try during tire great strike. WhejQ Presi
dent Garfield was shot tbe White House
wire carried bulletins rif-ht from tbe sick
room to the people of the coeutry. Presi
dent Cleveland used the ifSre freely at Uie
time of Mr. Arthur's tlwvti, aad also at the
time of the death of GeticriU (inuit. to
make arrangements for showing proper re
spect to their memory. At the; tame of the
Johnstown flood I "resident Harrisou was
in the telegraph room at the White House
night and day taking steps to relieve t he
sufferers, so far as the executive could take
AT THE WHITE HOUSE TONIGHT.
John W. Foster and Attorney Gewerul
Miller Get Hark So Ton.
It. wns frpected that the president would
be aloneen far as his official family was
concerned when the telegrams began com
ing in tonight. Unless, indeed, Secretary
Tracey, who, like the other went home to
vote, took it into his head to vote early and
then run over from New York. BntSecretary
of State Foster has secured a pair with die
assistant attorney general of Indiana, aiid
will sit op with the executive. Yesterday
afternoon also. Attorney General Miller
surprised everybody by making bis appear
ance. When questioned as to the reason of
his return, tne attorney general said: "I
thought t&at I might be of more use here
than in Indiana, in case of ear unusual
events occurring anywhere."
Doesn't Look for TrwuM.
Asked if he really anticipated trouble he
replied that be did not; that he relied on
the good sense and patriotism of tbe people
in oharge of the polling places to prevent
violations of law and breaches of the peace.
He added that the United States marshals
were supposed to be good eiUxens&nd their
instructions eipUcitr-not to be arcrosuvfi
nor to provoke hoetilitiea. He felt aura that
depujy inanhals would sot invade the pol
ling places without raoas or endeavor to
shout a wanton excreta of authority.
Bta BxeaUeney Hardly Bra, "Qns.ee.
w batewsr tbe molt of tbe ajasrhjst. tt
president will take it as he taXes most
things coolly and philosophically. He is
not an excitable man and it takes a great
deal to arouse him. It is said to be of
record that Le has used profane language
on but two occasions in the whole course
of his life. One of those was at the battle
of Kesaca, where he is said to have adjured
a Confederate gunner with the words,
"Come out of there, you d d rebel," and
to have emphasized this adjuration by
yanking the gunner over the breastworks
behind which he was stationed. General
Harrison was very much ashamed of this
little lapse, and he called his officers to
gether and apologised to them.
Will Unravel the Returns.
During tonight, until the result Is
known, or until it is evident that it will
not. be known, the president and bis friends
will put in the time grouping and compar
ing.tbe returns. As these returns come to
tbe president they will be grouped and
compared with those of tbe last presidential
election to a certain extent. Bat to appre
ciate the value of each of these statements
it is necessary to know something more
than the bulletins can give. In New York
state particularly tbe locality in which a
change occurs gives it much of its value.
Tbe president has a thorough general po
litical knowledge and the bulletins will
speak a very simple language to him.
Blaine Calls on Harrison.
The president, beyond receiving a call
from Attorney General Miller, was almost
alone all day. His chief and most distin
guished caller otherwise was Mr. Blaine,
whose visit stirred up no small amount
of gossip. The ex-secretary walked over
from his residence in Lafayette square to
the White House shortly before 4 o'clock,
and was at once shown Into the president's
room. The call may have been simply one
of personal condolence, or it may have had
a political import. No authentic informa
tion can be obtained on either point.
MORE FIGURES ON NEW YORK.
Latest Estimates of the Leavers of the
New YoBK, Nov. 8. Last night certain
figures were published claiming to be the
latest estimates of both parties here in New
York state. According to the Democratic
arithmetic Cleveland's majority in all the
counties will be PP.K50, while thev concede
the Harrison ticket 73,59il, giving the Dem
ocrats 2b.fl00 supremacy in round figures
this on a basis of 68,Oil0 in New York
The Ur pnbliean Kktimate.
The Republicans bav. also indulged in
figures, and according to their estimates
! hey find H2.f;)n as agaiiibt 80,000 for their
Democratic brethren, thus giving Harri
on the state by C.tttO. There has been
much talk alinut the danger of trouble at
the polls and a conflict between the state
and federal authorities, but in most in
stances the law so clearly defines the duties
of both sides that it is now generally ad
mitted that there will be no discord and
that much of the talk has been political
Ifwued Their Final Appeals.
Carter and Harrity Issued their final ap
peals last night. They each urge the voters
of the country to be sure and deposit their
ballots, ami each claims that victory is cer
tain. K;ieh declares that he possesses in
formation from all the doubtful stares Ibat
puts it beyond doubt that his party candi
date will carry them, and it may be set
down briefly that according to these last
bugle calls there will be two presidents
Hotting at New York.
New York. Nov. 8 At the Hoffman
Douse last night the odds remained as they
had been, 9 to 10 that Cleveland would win,
and 2 to 1 that he would carry the state.
A good many large bets were made. It was
found that Republican money was more
plentiful than Democratic on the general
result, but odds of 2 to 1 on the state went
THE BETTING AT CHICAGO.
Money Laid On the Illinois Ilemilt Firer
Men Giving Otlds.
Chicago, Nov. 8. There was an abund
ance of political excitement around the
hotels yesterday which found vent in the
majority of instances in an offer to bet.
There was betting in every form; betting
on Harrison, on Cleveland, on New York,
on Indiana, and on Illinois. These were
the favorite states, the wagering tn the last
instance being confined to the gubernator
ial contest. One of the Democratic cen
tra! committee, men laid a sum of $750 on
Altgeld against $1,000 on Fifer. The same
gentleman had another f75U to lay at the
Mostlr oat the Majority.
So far as these two candidates are con
cerned the betting was laid in most eases on
the question of majority rather than the
absolute result. The Sherman house lobby
was crowded with men who wished to lay
anywhere frcm $10 to 41,000 that Fifer s
majority will not reach 1C.O00. Several
Democrats from Indiana wire also putting
np even money on Cleveland carrying that
state. Joseph Fish lr.id even $4,500 on
Cleveland at the Richelieu. The mot.cy
was reaily taken by a Republican enthu
siast. Claims la Ctxk Coanty, Ills.
Cfllc.MiO, Nov. 8. The twe chairman of
the two committees Hopkins, Democrat,
and Bndenoch, Republican are on record
as to how Cook county will vote today, and
bhey don't differ materially except as to
tbe man who will get the Majority. That
is to say. thev eea claim Vha oumar bv
abort 1S.0GO. '
Bottt Parti na Claim C
Niw FlATKif. Goon., Now. 8. Tje etvtrr-
man of both the Republican and Demo
cratic state central committees were inter
viewed by the United Press last nigbt as
to the outcome of the election in the ettste.
Mr. H- E. Benton, chairman of Uw Re-
publican committeesakl that his party was
sore of a safe plurality for both the elec
toral and state tickets. Chairman Davis, of
the Democratic committee.sald chat he was
absolutely certain that the Democratic
electoral ticket in this state would have
not less than 2,000 majority.
Had a Grand Windnp.
lAAYBBWonTn, Kan., Nov. 8. Tbe Dem
ocrats and Repirblicans wound up the cam
paign here last night The Republican
meeting was very successful, Cbickeriiig
tiau being- crowded with voters to bear B.
K. Bruce, Laden Baker. Colonel D. R.
Anthony and the local candidates. The
Democrats held out at Turner Ball to an
awtnence not so great la numbers and n-
tmRaasra ax tbe rtepubliean mestsng.
Republican Whooped It Cp.
A Ten iso if, Kas., Nov. a Republican
ism was rampant in Atchison last night.
It was the closing rally of the campaign.
There was a big parade by the Young
Men's Republican club, the Harrison and
Re id club, composed of the old men, flam
beau club, bands, etc Senator B. W.
Perkins addressed the meeting held under
the auspices of the Young Men's club, and
Chief Justice Horton and W. B. Townsend, I
tne coiorea orator or .Leavenworth, the one
ucju vy tue oiu men.
Will Beeigw After the Election.
Wabhikotcn, Nov. a Mr. A. Nettle
ton, of Minnesota, assistant secretary of
the treasury, who has been talking about
resigning for some months, has at last an.
nonnced bis intention of doing to after
election In order to give his attention to
Ssow In Minnesota.
St. Paul, Nov. & It was snowing and
blowing throughout Minnesota and ke
Dakotas all yesterday. Six inches of snow
have fallen, which in places baa drifted
LIVE STOCK AND PRODUCE MARKETS.
Cbioaoo. Nov. r.
Following were the quotations on the board
of trade today: Wheat Rovember, opened
7t4c, ekwd 71 He; December, opened Tlo,
e"eed rijtfe; May, opened 77-Hc, dosed TBsio.
Corn November.opened flo, closed 43V6c; De
cember, opebed 41H closed t&ia Ma-,
opened 4fe, closed 46e, Oats November,
opened .1)c closed. 30x December, opened
31 e, clueed 32b; May, opened Sr.Jo, dosed
aGtgc. l'ork November, opened $12.10, closed
S12.17H; December, evened $12.15, cloned
812.20; .lemunry, opened $18.45; closed
$13.56. Lard November, opened l&XS,
Live StockPrices at the Union Stock yards '
toil ay ranged as follows: HogsMarket
was active and firm: prices were fcMOs
higher; parkers and shippers boyisiss
sales ranged at $4JS&0 pies, fS.st
ft.75; light. $5.a0r.!V.4O rough packing, $Ji
SO mixed, and J.4!j6 90 heavy packing and
Shi piing toss.
Cattle -Rather active oa local and ship
ping anrarant.and prines steady and well main
tained; quotations ranged at $5-30!U& oboioe
to extra shrppmg steers, $4.4335.1 fpjod te
choice do, $).fr4.40 fair to good, $a.l03.r$
common to medium do, $2.9u3$ajO batenera
steers, $2.0IS& stockere, $8 3.15 TelM
steem, $2.7ot SO range stmerw, $2.Rka40 tnrA
en. JlJ2r2.75 cows, $1 JtUgSJO bo.Ua, and $
6.S0 veal calves. . ;
SheepHarket rather active and prices
ruled steady and unchanged; quotations
ranged at $a00(4.l per It) lbs, westernc. J.1S6
GT.S natives, i. J4.a5 Texas, and iXUXji.7h
Produce: Butter Fancy creamery, KHA
SSu ier lb; fine dairy, 2rB-Sc; packing stock,
Italic Krgs Strictly fresh, 21c - per fkss;
cold storage, Ise. Live poultry Spring chiok
ens, U&Mtic ler lb; hens, 6c; roosters, tv;
turkeys, 12t; docks, 9 10c; .geese, $&WMM
per doz. I'otatoes Fancy Harbanks. on track
A3hc per be: Hebrons, GapJ"Jc; roso, 6088e;
peerless. Vdjni; mixed, SfifeflfV- Bweet potatoes-Jersey,
$3.nofl3.S per bbl; IUinoea, LH.
Apples-Cboine, $3.UKf3ja per bbL Crasber
rles Cape Cod, pSMr&ZM per bW.
Nw York. Nov. T.
Wbeat No. S red winter cash. TT2
TBc: Dnenbrr. WJJc; May, tSHc Corn-No.
I mixed cash. Blr; Decemher, 61c; May,
SH14C. Oat No. 2 mixed eueh, 336a; Deoem
ber, 3H:. Rye Nominal; 5uQG0c in ear lota;
flUr.fttVHjr in boat loads. Harley Steady; two
rowed Ftat', cUVjc; six-romed state, T8 $0c
Rye Dull but steady, "ork Fairly aotive
and steady, new move, 313.&&1S.65 Lard
Quiet: Novemhrr. HUtl bid; December, $0.45
Live Ptoek: Caitle-Traclirur slow for all
grades at a reduction of ldyir per 100 lbs;
poorest to bent native stocrs, jajjOao.OD per lo
lbs; Colorados, $5.40; bulls and dry am, $1.10
3.3i). Sheep and Ijunbs Klwep, firm; lamlm.
active and r. per lb. higher, sheep, S&nA.t
per IU) lls; lamlis. Si.lO'tJi.;tr). Hoes Market
higher; live hot,-s. $i.6(2 per 10U lbs.
I h. LtO'-ai nnrkrtK.
Oa a stale
Brail -KSc ier rwt,
Slii. s lift $1.(10 r" r rwt
Ha T mo Ir . -3.10: npland, $3310; sloogfc
fi5r6; haled. $11 tl SO.
Untirr "sir to choice, 18c; creamery 3&94c
EiTU rrl.lSr: arkerl llic.
'aWH; tnrlieys l-"o
darks, l'-'V4c; geese, 10c.
1 , . VEOXTABLKS.
Apil- fi.-rrji Tfiperbbl.
Turnips lft&ic. .
all e Bntchers pay lor corn fed ttoera
S-4Hc; cows and beifets, liV4iS3c; calves
Hot; - 4c
Uard 7 l&7 75.
Soft 1 tga 30.
tommon boards $1t.
.loict scantling and timSer, Uto te feet, $11.
Rvrry a- diiiniial f cot inlcntb 50 cent.
X A X S? Intle H 78
1 ath$a M
Krncirp Id to 16 feet $18.
oc' bo:.rd?,rouHh $lfl
PUREST AIID BEST.
HALVES, 1 0 .QUARTERS.Sfc