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Rock Island Daily Argus.
VOL. XLI NO. 48.
ROCK ISLAND, TUESDAY: DECEMBER 13. 1892. ,t J -.ooPio-
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We must unload our immense stock; Prices must
do the Business; we will sell Overcoats worth
$12.00, 13.50, 15.00. 16.50, and 1800
$999, C,0 irr $9-99,
Look at Overcoats quoted for much more money and see if ours are not as good.
Child's Overcoats worth $7,00 to $9.00 for $5.00.
Child's Overcoats worth 5.00 to 7.50 for 4.00.
Child's Overcoats worth 3.50 to 4.50 for 3.00.
Child's Suits worth $7.oo to $9.oo for $5.oo.
Child's Suits worth 5.oo to 6.5o for 4.oo.
Child's Suits worth 3,5o to 4.5o for 3.oo.
In order to get cut price on Child's Overcoats and Suits this advertisement
must be brought with you. Underwear at greatly reduced prices as usual, only
more so, underselling everybody on everything; the only house who sell as they
Santa Claus Dropped
Into our furniture establishment, and here he intends
to stay until
He was so well pleased with our beautiful line that he
"dropped in." By the way, why not drop in your
self and select your Christmas presents. We have
the most artistic, the largest, in fact the finest display
we have ever shown consisting of the finest parlor
suit to the baby's high chair. Nobody in the Tri
Cities can show as complete assortment or treat you
better in the way of price, etc. Call early and make
your selection at
1525 and 1527
POCKET KNIVES and SCISSORS took th j highest premium
for quality. If you want a good knife try one.
One need not be told what a nice present an elegant Carvin
&et like those I have to show wfil be. Also those
Gold Medal Carpet Sweepers.
Every woman that keeps house wants one. Wrought Iron
wuah Fire Sets and Irons.
Acorn Stoves and Ranges
the leaders made in Illinois for our soft 5oal and every on
paranteed. These are all ood things to bny at Christmas cj
My other time. Come in and see how much I have to show yor
tot is useful and novel in hoi3ekeeping soods,
JOHN T. NOFTSER,
Cor. Third Ave. and
SAX & RICE, Proprietors, Rock Island, 111,
124, 123 and; 128
Twentieth 8treet, Rock Island.
Nothing reserved: every
thing goes in Children's
department as advertised.
: Shirt Factory :
Oar Shirt .
Are our specialty. Wc make them onrsclvp..
Patronize home industry. "
Our Suits .
are .n to your order, and they are tallor-maile
at prices ranging from Jlfi up. .
Our Pants .
Are down in prices und we invite competition.
Call and make your selection from over )0Jdiffer
eat samples at prices from $8 and op.
Our Prices .
Cannot be duplicated, onr workmanship cannot be
excelled, onr goods we warrant, and last, bat not
least, yonr patronage is solicited.
Call and see ns at the
Tri-0ity Shirt Factory,
1609 Second avenue, over Loosley's crockery tore.
Washes Everything from a fine
silk handkerchief to a circus
tent; Laoe curtains a specialty.
No. 1724 THIRD AVE.
A. M. & L."J.3 PARKER,
Telephone No. 1214
Jolin Volk: 6c Co.,
"' ' GE3 Manufacturers of 1'""
Saab. Doors Blinds, 8iding, Flooring,
and an kiadj of wood work for bonders.
lUhtMn St. to. Thlrdland ro-rhklsvas.
X?K IB X.AVH
Gompers' Men Meet to Discuss
CONDITION OF THINGS REVIEWED.
Rewards of Labor Not Kqultably Distrib
uted and Statutes Always Against trie
I'oor Man Mate and National Officials
on the M l ong side Every Time Other
Labor l .tilers More Trouble for the
World's Fair A general Strike Threat
ened Telegraphic Situation lrowir:
Pnn.APKi.rniA. Dee. IS. President Sam
uel Gompers opened the twelfth annual ses
sion of the American Federation of Labor
in Independence hall yesterday. An ad
dress if welcome in behalf of the
United I-ibor league of this city was de
livered by George Chance, of Typograhicrtl
nnion No. 2, iu w hich ho said: "Measured
bv the wealth that has been gathered.
Pennsylvania is great, prosperous and
powerful. Contrasted with the condition
of the producers of that wealth, then the
state is poor, indeed. I have no hesitancy
in saying that the laws of the nation nn.l
the state, are partly responsible for this con
dition of affairs. Trust have been lejjal
is'ed and fostered, while soulless corpora
tions and gigantic plants are the esprr;.-.l
wards of the state; laws passed for the
benefit of the masses are declared uncon
stitutional or decisions given that render
their provisions nugatory.
One Law for Rich, Another for Poor.
"Thee and other decisious force us to
the belief t hat there is one law, or the con
struction of it, for the poor man and an
other for the rich. When this fact becomes
patent to the masses of the people, as ti
surely will, the remedy, or the attempt at
it, will be swift and it may be terrible. It
is said that 'the l.lood of the martyrs was
the seed of the church,' it is possible that
through the blood of the men that died on
the banks of the Monongahela last July
may come a realization of the true condi
tion of aff airs, and t hat the legislation of
the future will be in favor of the rjoassi
rather than for the aggrandizement of the
The. Secretary's Report.
Gompers made the response, in the course
of whit h he made a liinn at the Penns i
vania judiciary, and then reports wen- i:i
order. The secretary reported that in J
277 new charters had been granted. "In
addition eight charters have been issued to
national unions, making a total of 285 for
the year, the largest number of charters
that have been issued during any one yc;ir
since the American Federation of labor
has been organized. The national unions
affiliated have also received through the
offices of the American Federation of Labor
thirty-eeven applications, an item well
worthy of consideration, since it demon
strate the interest that has been mani
fested by onr orgnniser in the various
cities of the country and the value of their
aid to national unions in organizing locals
the officers themsel ves are unable to reach."
Oompers View of the situation.
The principal interest in the session yes
terday centered in what Saiuel H. Gom
pers would say in his annual address. It
opened with a review of recent events in
the lalxir field w hich have aroused public
attention, because the ineideuls connected
with them have been more or less of an un
usual character. It refers to recent strikes,
and says: ' In each of these struggles the
employers, the corporations, have simply
made a request "ir.d the armed forces of the
states and l he United States were at their
bidding." The Tennwc f ron hies were de
scried as caused br the failure of legal
means to secure relief from a ureal wrong,
mnkins the only mejins to reacn the public
conscience B violent one.
Plnmestead Klot .J ilied.
Speaking of the Homestead strike the re
port says: "At HomeMeuu, whole lite iron
and steel workers were offered a wholesale
reduction iu their wau.---.. an armed band
of marauders, sailing under no flag, owing
allegiance to no state or country (and, con
sequently, by the law of all nations con
sidered pirates), was brought by the cor
porations to invade that peaceful town, to
aid in the effort to supplant Jtheir labor by
a poorer and deruoralinsed set of human be
ings. The men of Homestead, seeing their
liberties endangered, took up arms against
the invaders and repelled them."
Of the switchmen's strike at Buffalo, the
report states that the demand for ten
hours' work was treated contemptuously
by the railroad corporations, and as a con
sequence the men went out on a strike and
then, because some irresponsible persons
destroyed a number of cars, the militia of
the state of New York was called out and
concentrated at Buffalo, doing switch
men's work and even forcing men to work
against their will.
TROUBLES AT CCEUR D'ALENE.
Uncle Samuel's Officials Get a Bad Rak
The miners' trouble at Crnnrri' Aln-..
referred to at some len&th. On thia mh.
Ject President Gompers said: "At the bid
ding oi uue mine owners, tne United states
troops were brought to Cesar d'Alene.
and the men overawed and subdued, the
eommanding fireneral of the United Rtat.a
forces issuing an order that any employer
wno wouia operate nu mines with anion
snen womld not be allowed tn
work." A United States judge issued an
order proniDiung tee union miners from
holding a meetine. In other wnnrl. ,.
constitutional right of free assemblage
Tw J 1 : l w rr . . n. . "
uau unu tiuiwxu uy a uoicea states judge,
and a ireneral from our irmv
r - - mm, imift auu
enforcing an edict that the employer shall
But vorry uu uib uumuon DCCaUSe UC aare
employ nnion men.
Wants aa Investigation.
'The atirm Of twit.h Inrtvua mnA .AR
uu vuiwv Ut
t.ria T7nitd Rtatjw haa VtoMn mn fl i
- v unyauhiy ill
Tiolation of law that I believe it our duty
to demand ol congress to institute an inves
tigation into all matters connected with
the judicial and military conduct of the af
fairs in the mitdng regions of Cosui
d'Alene." The report urges serious con
sideration by the eonvention on these oases,
maa hjk ii is soaroaiy possible that the
ftnatanee mnrimfl jwv-it V.h .
d la a manner so similar withoat soma
mm unoernanaing on toe part f the
ayonpxoJUsMe slaas of onr eountry. There
in every reason tu oeiieve ta. i ar. Hix.tngi
mut of some character to this ead existed
awl still exists.
lias no Use Tor M .lit la.
Gompers then scures the militia. Ue
says: -It is plainly evident that the mi
li'ia of our several states ure now never
utilized except lor ostentatious display or
as an element in lalxir st niggles. Tliere is
not even a pretense that they should be
what they were originally designed for, 'an
arming of the people, a citizen soldiery, a
national guard.' " As a remedy, or an ad
justment of this condition of affairs, he
suggests that if an endeavor to bring back
the militia to its original status fails, it
might be advisable to declare that member
ship in a labor organization and the militia
at one and the same time is inconsistent
and incompatible. He closes with a plea
for workingmen to have politics of their
own and urges an appeal to congress to re
peal the Sunday closing clause of the
World's fair bill.
The Trouble at Chicago.
After Gompers had finished reading his
address a committee which had been con
sidering the complaint from Chicago that
the World's fair directory had employed a
non-union printing office to do
some work reported. A resolution
was adopted reciting that the World's
fair directory had employed non
union men to do some work; that the Chi
cago Typographical union was friendly to
the fair ami a stock owner therein, there
fore that "trip American Federation of La
ber, also friendly to the fair, earnestly pro
tests against the awarding of the above
contract t any but a recognized nnion
oflice.'' Collie routine business was tht-u
t raiiNrtcted ami t he convent ion adjourned
for the th.y.
WORE TROUELE FOR THE FAIR.
Orgauizeri Labor on the Tolnt of a gen
Chicago, Dec. 13. The antagonism 1
tweeu tuc W'ot iu's fair managers and the
Chicago T.iade and Labor Assembly has
reached a point where it is not impossible
that a general strike of all organized work
men employed at Jackson park may take
place. At a special meeting of the Trade and
ijabor Assembly last evening to take act ion
on the award by the ways and means com
mittee of. the World's fair directory of the
printing contract to W. B. Conkcy & Co.,
a decidedly belligerent spirit was manifest.
The Temper of the Meeting.
Resolutions were adopted emphatically
protesting against the action of the com
mittee in giving the contract to a non
union office, and calling upon all labor
organizations in the United States to assist
the typographical union in it tight against
the award. The speakers denounced the
action of the World's fair managers in this
and other cases, some of them favoring a
general strike at Jackson park without
further negotiation. The meeting ordered
the appointment of a committee to secure
the co-operation of all organized labor to
the extent of taking part in a general
strike if such action becomes necessary.
STRIKES OF THE TELEGRAPHISTS.
"Big Four" Operator to Co Out The
Rock Island Iifflrui1y.
Chicago, Dec 13. All the operators
employed on the "Big Four" will probably
be called out some time during this week.
The following message was received yester
day at the company's oflice from Cincin
nati: "General Manager Joseph Ramsey,
Jr., has received the ultimatum of the
st rike committee of the Or.lcr of Unilwj;y
Telegraphers, represented by D. G. Ram
sey. grand chief. The general manager
will not recognize the demands of the
operators and a strike will prohably be
ordered within a few days."
A Significant Meeting.
At 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon a secret
conference was held at the Palmer house
between Chief Ramsey, of the O. R. T.;
Grand Chief Sargent, of the firemen; Vice
Grand Chief P. H. Morrissey, of the switch
men, and iir.tnd Cuiel Clara, of the con
ductors. The conference lasted for nearly
three hours. Neither of the gentlemen who
took part in it would say one word as to its
object or conclusion. That the meeting
was held at all i a significant fact.
Strikers Fneoarageil at Kansas City.
Kansas City. Dec. 13. Thinks looked
more encourrt.Tii.: yesterday for the Rock
Island strikers tl-.ar. nt any time since i!-rr
went out, so far as this end of the line is
concerned. At St. Joseph the four opera
tors who at firt refused to go out have
joined their brethren. Reports received
here from Topeka, Wichita. Guthrie and
other important points on the Rock Island,
system show i : ; , Uv strike,- ;,r; stai.dui.
firm and that, their uumbers instead ofde
creasing tire incie.i-::ig.
Struck Against Non-l'nlon Men.
KAXbAb CllV, Dec. Yesterday every
printer on the Kansas City Mail, including
the foreman, "struck and waiked out of the
office, leaving the management to get out
the paper as best it conld. The trouble
arose over the employment of non-nnion
printers on some extra work. The pro
prietor of The Mail says that be will no
longer recognize nnion labor, and thai be
will publish in future with non-nnion
18 PICKLED INSTEAD OF PRESERVED.
Professor Smith Condemned by Hla Breth
ren on Two Charges.
Cixcittnati, Dec 18. The presbytery in
secret session at the First Presbyterian
church considering the second and third
charges and specifications against Professor
Henry Preserved Smith, of Lane seminary,
took a vote yesterday. On the second charge
the vote stood 88 to 90 against the professor.
On the third charge the vote was 83 to 80
against him. The vote on charge one was
also given out. It stood 81 to 87 in favor of
the accused. A committee consisting of
Dra. James, Richie, and Maxwell and Eld
ers Spranll and Eudaly, three majority and
two minority members, was appointed to
fix the penalty and report to presbytery today-
Trouble with the Bedsklna.
Gheat Falls, Mont, Dec. IS. Saturday
an Aasiniboine Indian boy was shot near
Fort Belknap, and the buck who killed
him with his friends fortified themselves in
a log cabin where-the agent besieged them.
ad he was wounded in the leg. The agent!
Simons, has telegraphed Governor Toole!
"Send troops at once and notify the secre
tarrefwaxatWaaiangtoa. 8everal Indian
toUUn have bean wemaded; ana mud
Another Cooley Ganger Oallty.
UsiosTowN, Pa., Dec. 13. Sam Yeager,
who, it is alleged, betrayed the Cooley
gang to the sheriff, pleaded guilty yester
day to a c'.iarge of carrying concealed
weapons. Monday afternoon the charges
against old man Cooley and his family of
receiving stolen goods were taken up.
Their defense set up the claim that they,
like every one else, were terrorized by the
gang, and had to do what they were toid.
The evidence is expected to be most in
teresting. Poisoned the Whole Family.
Lima, O., Dec 13.--At White Oaks a
few days ago Mrs. Robert Brown placed
some rat poison in a dish containing corn
meal, intruding to use it to poison small
rodents and vermin. Yesterday Mrs.
Brown's daughter used a portion of it in
preparing a family breakfast, with the re
sult that the entire family, consisting of
the mother and ..three daughters, becatna
violently ill They will proliably die.
Germany Will Stick to Gold.
Berlin,' Dec. 13. Chancellor Capri vi
yesterday made a speech in the rcichstag
at the conclusion of which he declared that
Germany would continue to adhere to the
Will lie a Dry Time In South Carolina.
Coli miit s, S. C, Dec. 13. By a Tote of
6'J to 47 the Chillis' prohibition bill passed
its second reading in the lower house of the
general assembly last night. It is stated
that (fovcrnor Tillman and his advisers
have prepared a high license bill as a sub
stitute. Senator Gibson N earing the Grave.
Hot Sr kings, Ark., Dec. 13. A change
for the worse took place in the condition of
(Senator Gibson last night, and his death is
momentarily looked for.
LIVE STOCK AND PRODUCE MARKETS.
Chicago, Dec W.
Followlne were the quotations on trie bnard
of trade today: Wheat December, opened
7$c closed 72c; January, opened 1396c,
closed 73lc: May, opened 78c, closed Vc.
Corn He. i i;ib r. opened tgC Closed Cc;
January, oiieiusi Ac-, closed 43Hc; May,
opened 4'. 'sc. elo-d 4VHc Oats December,
opened c, uujmmI iijc; January, opened
31 Ho, closed 31c: May, opened arc, closed
35!4o. Pork December, opened $116, closed
$14.56; January, opened I1.V6S. closed SU.70;
May. opened Jl.VTU. closed $15.HT,. Lard De
cember, opened (Vi.70, closed $9.70.
Live Stock Prices at the Union Stock yard
today ranged as follows: Market fairly ae
tice and prices about 5c higher. Sales ranged
at A.75&5.; pips A.7S(flJ& light, SS.MaS.lS
rough packing, 5.Kil6.36 mixed, and fH.rta
6.50 heavy packing and shipping lota.
Cattle Market moderately aetive, but feel
ing rather easy. Local buyers and shippers
selecting the better qualities, owing to the
large supply. Quotations ranged at 9o.003b.ei
choice to extra shipping steers, 84.164.85 good
to choice do, S3.7035.t0 fair to good, (3-OQaiUO
common to medium do, $2.9033-50 batchers'
steers, $2.00&3.75 Blockers, $2.0092.75 Texas
steers, $2.7.X&.0 ranire steers. $2-trft3.10 tved
ers, $UEi2.75 cows, ilMiiiM bulls, and $2J36
6.90 veal calves.
., New Tork.
Naw Yon. Deo. U.
Wheat No. 5 red winter cash, 7iMo; Janu
ary, 7Hc; March, 804c: May, SSHo. Corn
No. S mixed cash, 63o; December, 63c; Janu
ary, SSr- Fi bmirr, Sisc March, rse. Oats
No. it mixed cash, aiiygci ihjcouiber, SUfioi
January, STXfc; May, 8gc. Rve Dull and
steady; western, 54&58c Barley Dull aad
unchanged. Pork Dull and withoat change
of importance; old mess, tl4.60314.7e; new,
Live Stock: Cattle Trading very alow from
start to finisD, and general sales at a redsctiea
of Wsaic per 1U lbs; tea cars were unsold at
the close; poorest to best native steers, $&M&
6.60 per 100 lbs; scrubs. $2.40&3J bulla; and
dry cows, $1.00.80. Sheep and Lambs-Bot
sheep and lambs firm and In good demand;
Slirep, $3.0045.60 per 100 lbs; lambs.
Hogs Nominally steady; live hogs. S5.7aae at
scr 100 lbs.
The Laral Sarketa.
Corn 15i 4c.
Bran 85c per cwt,
Shipstuff $1.00 per cwt.
.5?yTTJmo,hT' SSftlO: upland, $810; aloseh
$6aS; baled. $11.0012.60. ' v
Butter-Fair to choice, 85c; creamery SSr.
Poultry-Chickens, 10liH ; turkeya lSVe
ducks. line; geeee, 10c. 3
rBcrr nd vsesraBLas.
Apples $.2SOS2.75 perbbl.
Hard 7 S07 75.
Soft loaa 30.
i' UVB STOCK,
Cattla RntVkAM mv r m .
- k-j iui cum ieai steesi
8?4aC; 0W ne"e'.SiSc; cartel
Common boards $ie.
Joiat ScantUng and timber, Hto 1 feet.'Slt.
KvervaddicioBal foot in length H cents.'
X A X Shingles ft 75. '
Lath $8 to.
Fencing 19 to Hi feet $18
ck boaram,roash $18.
PRICE 0FJ3THER B RAMOS
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