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VOL. XLI NO. 37.
ROCK ISLAND. WEDNESDAY. NOVEMBER 30. 1802.
rw lit win
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Is the Largest in this section and prices are far below ail competitors.
We put ON SALE for one week our stock at way down prices.
Our Children's stock of Overcoats is slightly
broken arid all coats where there is only one or two
of a kind, we will discount from $1 to $3 from regu
lar price the same cut is good in Children's suits.
Underselling everybody on everything. All goods
sold as advertised.
j SAX & RICE, Proprietors, Rock Island, 111,
Try us when you want a fine dress suit, we make fine goods a specialty.
1525 and 1527
POCKET KNIVES and SCISSORS took the highest premium
for quality. If you want a good knife try one.
d i i?e nee not t told w!lata nice present an elegant Carving
set like those I have to show will be. jUso those I j
Gold Medal Carpet Sweepers.
a fv?.17 woman that keeps house wants one. Wrought Iroi
finish Fire Sets and Irons. . i : '
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Acorn Stoves and Ranges !
are the leaders made in Illinois for our soft coal and every one
guaranteed. These are all good things ,to buy at Christmas or
any other time. Come in a nd see how much I have to show you
tat is uaeioi ana novel in housekeeping good3. j
JOHN T. NOFTSKER,
.Cor. Third Ave. and Twentieth Street, Rock Island.
124, 123 and;i28
$3 to $4 for
5 to 7 for
8 to 10 for
12 to 15 for 10.
: Shirt Factory:
Our Shirts .
ire our specialty. We make them ourselves,
Patronize homo industry.
Our Suits ,' .
Are made to your order, and they are tatlor-pisds
at prices ranging from $18 op. I
Our Pants . f
ire down in prices and we inrite comDetition.
Call and make jour selection from over 800 diffar-
ent samples at prices from $8 and np.
Our Prices . ;
Cannot be duplicated, oar workmanshirj cannot tw
excelled, our goods we warrant, and last, but not
leaw, your patronage is solicited.
Call and see as at the Ij
Tri-City Shirt Factory.
1609 Second avenue, over Looaleys crockery store.
j I Proprietor.
Washes everything from a' fine
silk handkerchief to, a circus
tent; Lace curtains aepecialty,
J" No. 1724 THIRD AVH.
j A. M. & L. j. PARKER,
j Telephone,' No. 1214
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HOUSE BUILDER3.' !
, j Manufacturers of j '..,. j
Saab Doors Blinds, 8iding.;Floorin?(
: i, i, Wainsooating, I
nd all kinds of wood work for builders.
Ilxhtaenth 8t bet. Thirl and Fourtn area.
WILL PliOBABLY DO
The Rothschild Scheme for the
Use of Silver.
SO IT IS THOUGHT AT WASHINGTON.
One New York Man Who Declined to Bo
Satisfied The 1'lan Characterized as
Kidiculous Opinion at the National
Capital That the Proposal Is a Step In
the ltight Direction, Although Not
What Was Wanted Over Here Points
of the System SuKcested by Soetbecr.
Washington-, Nov. 30. De Kothscbild's
proposal to the international monetary con
ference to bind the European powers to
purchase annually $25,000,000 worth of sil
ver, the United States to continue the
Vionthly purchase of $4,500,000, meets with
general approval in government financial
circles. It is not what this country
wanted. Nothing short of absolute bi
metallism would satisfy its wants. But it
is regarded as a marked step in the right
direction, and as much as financiers, with
an appreciation of the European sentiment
on the silver question, had a right to ex
pect. Secretary Foster will not be inter
viewed on the subject of extending the
duration of the conference.
Foster of the Treasury Pleased.
But conversation with officials close to
him, who think as he does and are reliable
exponents of his views, warrant the state
ment that he is well pleased with the pro
posals. If they are adopted the conference
will accomplish more than he believed it
would do. The utmost he had hoped for
was that the discussion would lead to an
other conference at no late date, and that
bimetallism, being in the meantime con
stantly agitated, would then stand a good
chance of adoption. Should these proposals
be adopted the prospects of bimetallism in
the future will be brighter than ever.
Would ltciicve the Strain.
Officials here relieve that De Roths
child's proposals, if adopted, would lie of
great benetit to this country and relieve
the strain of the situation and inspire the
public with confidence in the future. It
is understood that Mr. Cannon, the Amer
ican delegate, has been working in har
mony with De Rothschild and that he
will continue to do so. And it is intimated
that the fixing of the two most important
features of the proposals, namely, the
amount to be purchased by Europe and the
continuation of this country's purchases, is
In the main chiefly due to Cannon's argu
ment that such purchases will, ic the ag
gregate, nearly equal the output of the sil
ver mines of the wo. Id.
I-yman J. Gage's Opinion. '
Lyman J. Gage has a favorable opinion
of De Rothschild's proposals: Tbe pro
posals are eminently fair," be said vester-
l ney are plainly meant to place a
disagreeable burden upon many shoulders
instead of one. The question has long been
one which everyliody wished some one else
to solve. No one wanted to, no one could,
solve it alone. Of course there are many
details which will have to be arranged, but
at first glance I think the proposals in gen
eral are meritorious and certainly worthy
of careful consideration."
! Nobody Is Hound. Anyhow.
Of course nothing the conference may do
will absolutely bind countries sending dele
gates, but in the highest government cir
cles in Washington there is not expressed
the slightest doubt that every country will
give its indorsement towhatever conclusion
the conference may reach. The belief is
that the proposals ' will, in the main, be
OPINIONS OF NEW YORKERS.
Bankers Tell What They Think of the
le Rothschild Idea, i
NEW York, Nov. SO. A representative of
the National Associated press yesterdav
visited a number of prominent bankers in
this city and asked them their views on the
proposition of Mr. Alfred de Rothschild, of
the English delegation to the international
monetary conference. Yice; President Por
ter, of the Chase National bank, said: "I
think the plan presented ;i-y Mr. de Roths
child is in the nature of a simple stand-off. It
is an encouraging sign, however, that Eng
land is disposed to do anything at. nil. I
think that under the present law and pres
ent general conditions the Sherman law is
a constant menace to our national finance.
But it would be better to Continue the
Sherman law with the ' co-tiperation of
Europe, as proposed by Mr. de Rothschild,
for a while, than to repeal that law and go
back to the old Bland act." !
Henry Clews Rather Approves.
Mr. Henry Clews, the well-known banker
of Wall street, had this to jsav: In pur
chasing the 5,000,000 of silver annually
Europe will meet us half way, and per
haps will then find a way to a still more
extended use of the white metal. I do not
think that Mr.! de Rothschild submitted
bis plan without conferring with the lead
era of finance in England, and while the
latter country is not bound to any plan
brought forward, I suspect the Rothschild
plan is more or less of an official nature.
Should Europe purchase 136,000,000 of sil
ver annually it wonld do much to relieve
the prejudice and opposition to the metal
in this country."
j Thinks It Rldionlons. J I
Presiddnt John A. Stwart,of the United
States Trust company, raid: 1 have not
looked into the plan very deeply, but I
should say that my impressions of it are
that it is a ridiculous measure. It I can ac
complish nothing more than adding to an
already fictitious demand for silver.! The,
only way out of the situation is to let silver
reach it natural level, and tbenUc t the na
tions get together and agree cn ;a ratio to
continue, say, ten years." ! ; t
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' THE BRUSSELS CONFERENCE. !
Prof. Soctbeer's Idea of an International
. 1 : -Monetary Scheme j ; i i
Bkcbsels, Nov. SO.-The committee apf
pointed to consider De Rothschild's pro
posals will also look over tbf I plans ' sufi
gested by II. Levi aurt tLe lake Professor
Adolpa boetbeer. Professor goetheer
plan is to establish one
- i t Hue
gold as the international nkiit nf mIho
nme iof fine
and to stop the minting of coifaa containing
less than 6.60G5 grammes ol ' pure i gold.
Tbijcnlation of coin of foreign countries
or i luan tne new standard will be pro
hibited by the countries signing the agree
ment, and gold coin of inferior value will
be withdrawn within five Tears. Private
individuals will be allowed to coin gold
upon the payment of an agreed seignorage.
Gold certificates may Imj issued ugainst
gold held in reserve.
The Silver Part of the IM.m.
Professer t-oetboers plan also include
the coinage of silver ill the proiortion of
twenty value units of that metal, to one of
gold, but private individuals will not lie al
lowed free coinage of silver. The above is
Professor Sei beer's plan iu brief. His pro
posals have 'ecu discussed in financial cir
cles f.ir soiii:- l iini! past anil are well known
la ail persotis interested iaa solution of the
nionct try problem. They wen- included in
the staU'iru nt iiiiH" by the American dele
gates at ti:; iiie. i iw; of ihe conference last
Friday ai. chalit'iiu'c attention because
thrir propo- r was a liinmri:l authority iu
Committee on Schemes.
The committee appointed by the interna
tional monetary conference to consider the
proposal of Alfred de Rothschild, which
were presented to the conference Monday
Is made, up as follows: Sir C Fremantle,
Great Britain; Sir Guilford L. Molesworth,
India; Henry W Cannon, United States;
M. de Fov'.llo, France: Sig. Simonelli, Italy;
C. F. Tietjen, Denmark; N, P. Van Der
Berg, the Netherlands: Hans L. Torsdl,
Sweden and Norway; Senor Osma, Spain;
M. Cramer Frey, Switzerland; M. Sain
ciletto, Belgium, and M. RafTalovitch,
Russia. Alfred de Rothschild, Great Brit
in,and M. Montefiore Levi, the president
f the conference, are ex-oflicio members of
the committee. ;
THE EPIDEMIC AT ST. LOUIS.
Mortality Breaks the Itecord NninWr of
ST. I-iOUIS, Nov. SO. The typhoid fever
epidemic grows more alarming with each
successive day. Though there was a falling
orT in the number of new cases yesterday
the death rate has been increased. The la
test.theory advanced is that the scourge is
the result of the late overflow, a great deal
of stagnant water being left in cellars along
the river front. There were fifty-one cases
of mortality from all causes in the city
yesterday, the largest mortality record the
health otlicc has ever had in a single day,
except Uuriug t he prevalence of some epi
Nearly Six Score New Cases.
The nuir.lxT of new cases yesterday was
IIS up to 5 o'clock, against 2i0 Monday, 115
Sunday and 2u0 Saturday. It will be seen
that the-re was a falling oil Sunday and an
increase again Monday. Ijjist evening
Chief Sanitary Officer Francis reported
that there were from Sunday night up to
noon Monday 200 deaths Iron: typhoid.
This, he said, would make the present
death rate from the fever eight a day us
against five a day for last week.
! LETHAVE A REST NCW.
Tiie New Comet I Tpgced and Cata
' loptted nt Last.
Pr.lNCKTON, N. J., Nov. 30. The erratic
comet which h;is caused such an amount of
speculation has been at lost tagged and
catalogued. Professor Young said Monday
night thut the conitt's orbit had Iieen com
puted, and that he eould state positively
toat the Holmes comet is entirely new. It
has never been observed before and has
never approached the sun nearer than the
orbit of the p'.aiiet Mars. "It is one of the
largest comets ever observed," said Profes
sor Young. Its diameter is not less than
050,000 miies. It hns no connection what
ever with Biela's comet. It accidentally
happened to appear in that part of tLe
heavens w here iiiela s was due.
New Organization of Veterans.
Topkka, Kan., Nov. 80. The ex Union
soldiers in the People's partv effected yes
terday an organization of the "Boys in Blue
of America,"" as a rival to the Grand Army
of the Republic. The order will be organ
ized in every state ; in the Union, and the
secret work will be similar to the G. A. R.
The : local organizations will be called
"camps" instead of ''posts." The movers in
this matter claim that the G. A. R. is sim
ply a Republican machine. It is claimed
that the new order is tio be non-partisan,
but ill its organizers are members of the
People's party. j
They Won't Do It Again. j
St. Louis, Nov. 30. Mrs. AVilliam Ilein
ickep of C914 Pennsylvania avenue, pre
sented her husband with ; tri rVts Monday
and the news getting abroad ?a enterpris
ing reporter visited the bouse to take their
measurement, weigh them in, etc., and
write an Item. The mother took the re
porter for an officer and got it into her head
that she had violated the law by doubling
nere iamuy in a single aay. sne already
had three children. The father and mother
both assured th visitor that it was not
their fault, and that thev wonld try to
avoid such offenses in the future.
A Bosom friend of QnantrelL
Kansas CitTi Mo., Nov. 30. Zaehanah
Henry, the slayer of five men, died at bis
home here Saturday. Henry was a bosom
friend of Quai.trell, the guerilla. Just after
the war he hnd a fight in Kentucky with a
father and four sons. They shot him so
badly that h5 was crippled for life. Later
he met the father and his sons in a utrwi
in Harrisburg, and in the fight that fol
lowed Henry shot six times, killing everv
one of thein. Henry was acquitted next
aay. Henry was well known all over the
west. i : I j j,
Mayhor Had FoUnm Concealed.
; STDNET. la.. NOV. 30. William Vo-V,,
. - .. ,UJUUI,
the alleged wife poisoner, was brought into
court yesterday and waived obieetinn to
the grand jury pancL He was remanded.
iu jau mj awaii, inai, wnicn will be held at
Boon aa court disriosea nf uiTn, miniwbMml
nal cases. When Mavhnr mtry. u
day he was arrested a box 'of strychnine
coaui w pen OHKea waat he intended to
witnit ne saia: i'oison myself.
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II Advance in Wool Rates.
CmcAao, Nov; 30. Wool rates ari to be
advanced . Dec. j 15. The; 'special ; tariff
Jwill be canceUed and the! full classified rate
restoreOi .'le special tariff is on the basis
of 40 i cents rex lOOnniinrfa .-, 1
- ' wiunaneu
wool and 53 cents per 100 pounds for sack
Wool. Chicjum tn New Vm V rri. .
. Aua win ue
advanced to the basis of 05 cento on both
rompressea anq sacwooL
So Is m Mad Iiog Insane.
Chicago, Nov. 30. At the inquest on the J
bodies of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Silea of T23
North Paulina street, who were murdered
a week ago last Sunday by their son-in-law,
Herman Siegler, the testimony regarding
Siegler's sanity wes generally to the effect
that he is insane. J
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- More Villainy at Chicago.
Chicago, Nov. 30. Mrs. Warner, of
Booue, la., says that yesterday morning
she was attacked iu a cab right opposite
the Victoria hotel, in the busiest part of
the city, chloroformed, and robbed of val
uables worth The bold highwayman
still pursues liis profession in t he suburbs
TClie Weather V3 May Kxpect.
YVashixotox, Nov. SO. The following aro
the weather injiii-tioiis for twenty-tour hours
from 8 p. m. yesterdav: For Indians Fair.
RlinMly warriW weal her; southeasterly winds.
For Illinois Fair weather; warmer in south
ern portiunt colder by tomorrow morning in
northern poruon: southeasterly winds. For
Lower MichiKiinVFair weather; southeasterly
winds. For Vpiier Michigan and Wisconsin
Fair weat her; much colder by tomorrow morn
ing: variable winds. For Iowa fair weather;
colder In wextern portion: easterly winds.
LIVESTOCK AND FRODUCE MARKETS.
Chicago, Nov. 29.
Following were the quotations on the board
of trade toflay: Wheat November, opened
lfcc, closed 71!4c; December, owned Tliic
closed 71;6c; May, iicned Tsajc, closed TST
IJorn November, opened 4:5& closed 2J4c;
December, opened 4?'4c, closed iiPgc; May,
opened se. closed 47Tc. Oats November,
oiened a;(C, closed ijc; December, opened
iVic, closed SHic; May, opened cK'e. closed
4C. Pork -December, opened $1 3 TS, closed
$l:i.6i; January, (opened $15.0 closed JU.B7K;
May, opened 15.10. closed (16.10. Lard
November, opened J9.50. closed $.40. ;
Live Stock Prices at the Union Stock -
yards today ranged as follows: Hoes Market
active and tirm, all parlies buying' freely
prices 3jjnn: higher; sales ranged at UtOSft
5..rn pisrs, $.",.4iKa:.T- light, -".4-V.V,.&-, rouRa
packing, $d.rjUi;Ain mixed, and $j.7iafi.U7)
heavy packing and shipping lots.
Cat tie Market rathe- quiet oh local and
shipping account and prices inclined in favor
of buyers:quotations ransed at $5.U)it.)Ji5 choice
to extra shipping eteera. H ZtM.'M eood to
choice do, J;l.70t.3J fair to good, !. (XI 3.60
common to medium co. SZ.wt&JO butchers'
steers, $-,ah,.7j stockcra, t-Mirt.TS Texas
stoers.Si.7T,.!,t.l3 range steers, S2.KUiS3.SJ feed
ersr, $l.2.s2.:o cows, LOu'.oO bulls, and
5i2.jQ5.60 veal calves.
Sheep Market fairly active and prices ruled
steady and unchanged; quotations ranged at
$;t.00&4.;u per 1UU lbs westerns f3,V35.15
natives, $2.jt(.6) Texas, and 3.75j.!jJ for
Produce: 1 Butter Fine to fancy creamery.
2S30c per lb; fancy dairies, 24ftf6c; racking
stock, 1.T01OC. Eirgs h'resh stock, t3o per
dozen; cold storage, 18Vil'.c. Dressed Poul
trySpring chickens, SHrtSc per lb; hens, TV
ec; turkeys, choice, ivitizc; ducks, 10c, eeese.
&S10e. Potatoes Wisconsin Hose, CiaTOc -
per bushel: Hebrons, 7d,t7r, l'.urbanks, 1a&
JSc; mixed lots, OKuJi-Ki. feweet l'otatoes Jer
sey, tLOOijJiO per barrel; Illinois. S2.TVM25.
Apples Common and poor stock, J1.6Ui4;.2S
per barrel; fair to good, $2.rnas.;-i; f.-jicy. Siuil
S3.Zi. Cranberries Cape Cod, $1M per bar
rel; rancy, fa.O0n)S.5O; Wiscousia Bell and
Bugles, $t.3o. i
New York, Xov. 19.
Wheat No. 2 red winter cash. 7iiu6J7c: De
cember, 'fric; January, 7S)4c; March, blc;
April. K3Jc. Corn No. S mixed cah, 61c; De-
ccmber, 0oic; January, 516c; May. 63Tc
Oats No. 2 mixed cash, )U.c; December.
3(Hic; January, 37c. Kye Steady; prices
range from aVijAc for car lots and boat
loads. Ilarley Slca ly; western. Oif&Nlc: two-
rowed ttate; ffVc. l"ork Steady but quiet;
old mess, l-l.VX.arU.i; new, $14..V14.15. Lard
Quiet; January, Stf.65; March, $d."u
Live Stock: Cattle Market firm, but no
trading in beeves: dressed beef, steady; native
sides, 7)4 iOe per lb. Sheep and Lambs Mar
ket firm: sheep. S3.7524.uu per 100 lbs; lambs.
J-jji HogB Market steady; live hogs.
-J.10ji.lU per 1UU 10SJ :i
Wheat 90392c. i j
Corn 4.g.44c. I ! L ' I ' I
Rye TiifeSle. fj J '
Oats-2-feato. !(!',' ,i 1
Br&n Wcpercwt, . I
Shipstnff tl.09percwt. I !
Hay Timoibv. SaiO: DDlmd, SSSi 10 ulnnch
J6a8; baled. 8H.00ai.SO. , i
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Pntter Fslr to choice, 18c; creamery t2tc
Egps Fresh, 15c; packed. 10c.
Pouitrv Chickens. lOSUM: tnrkfva i:u
uut, x-tC i geese, luc.
i FBUIT AND VISBTABLt .
Ancles t.sryA2.7B nerbM.
UPoUtoeB M(0o. i
S tmions 80CUc ; '
1 arnipe 4S60e. ; ; ;
! COAL. I I j
Ensrd-7 75. j : - "
Soft 1 1C 30. I ! I'll
I tlVB STOCK, : ! '
Cattle Botchers oav - lor tra frA
3H4Vic; cows and neifeis, KQ3c; calves
4HC. n j
Bhecp 4&5C. " ii
' Lraaia. f I ;
Common boards $1t ! i
Joist Scantling and timber, Uto IS feet,U.
cTery aaaiuonairooi in leagtn WJ tenU
X A A ghinglM 11 75.
Lathfa 50. i
Fencing 18 to IS feet t18 ' ,
ck boards, roah f lft. ;
LESS THAN HALF. THE
PRICE: 0Fi)THER BPiANDS
HALVES,! 0 QUARTERS
SOLD IN CAHSfOKI
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