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Rock Island Daily Argu
VOL. XLI TO. 49
ROCK ISLAND. WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 14. 1892.
Single Copies 5 Cents
Per Week lH Oenta
We must unload our immense stock; Prices must
do the Business; we will sell Overcoats worth
Look at Overcoats quoted
Overcoats worth 5.00 to
Overcoats worth 3.50 to
Suits worth $7.oo to $9.oo
In order to get cut price on Child's Overcoats and
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 vour 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
cleann & saiimann.
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 will be. Ahio those
Gold Medal Carpet Sweepers.
Every woman that keeps house wants one. Wrought Irot
finish Fire Sets and Irons.
Acorn Stoves and Ranges
are the leadeis made in Illinois for our s ft coal and every on
guaranteed. These are all ood things to buy at Christmas ci
any other time. Come in and see how ruich I have to she yov
that is useful and novel in ho usekeeping toos.
JOHN T. NOFTSrlER,
Cor. Third Ave. and Twentieth Street, Rock Island.
a ri s ; i
for much more money and
worth 7.00 to
SAX & RICE, Proprietors, Rock Island, 111,
124, 123 and 128
Nothing reserved; every
thing goes in Children's
department as advertised.
S. & R.
see if ours are not as good.
$9.00 for $5.00.
Suits this advertisement
: Shirt Factory:!
&ra onr specialty. We make them onraefve.
Patronize home industry.
Are made to yonr order, and the? are tailor-made
at price ranzing from 916 up.
Are down in prices trad we inrite competition.
Call and make yoor selection from over S004lffr-
ant samples at prices from S and ap.
Cannot be duplicated, our workmanship cannot be
excelled, onr goods we warrant, and last, tot no
least, yonr patronage is solicited.
Call and see ns at the
Tri-City Shirt Factory,
1609 Second avenue, oer Looeley's crockery store.
FRANK ATT WATER, ' ,
Washes Everything from a fine
silk handkerchief to a circus
tent; Laoe curtains a specialty.
No. 1724 THIRD AVE.
A. M. & L. J. PARKER,
Telephone No. 1214
John Yolk cSc Co.,
Saab. Doors Blinds, Siding, Flooring
and all kinds of wood work for bonders .
KlcatMnth St., bet. Third and Fourth area,
HOCK i I6i4Ii
Chicago Unions to Fight
OPINIONS OF TEE FAIR MANAGERS.
Quito a "nmler of Things They Don't j
Seem to Discern A i'nion Leader Who j
Kvidently Known "Where He Is at" i
The Labor Federation A sited to Take :
no Action on Sunday Closing Money j
Toted to Aid Homestead and Other j
Strikers Te!egr:ipbie Matter Quiet.
CHICAGO, lec. 14. World's Fiiir Ct,m- j
missioner M:y y yes'crday informed the i
two committees representing th" Tr.ii'.cs !
assembly and Typo;L';:ip!iii;il union No. lfi !
th:it tbe World's ftiir board of control
would in all prolmbility giA'e thrin a hear- '
ing at l'J:;i o'clock p. m. in refer n'-e to I
tbe concession of tiie hoard to t lit- Conkey
Print inn company, but "ben thai limirivr-
rivrcd Secretary Dickinson said t
board desired to attend to the
the committee on awards of t'ue '
I! IS lf
: !i tin-
commission, and set K o'clock, tri
ing as a time for a conference :
repnwentati-.es of union labor.
the members of bolh commit io
(rilicixd the ;.cMoii ( f the board ii. :
mediately listt!:;.nji to their plaint. ' -i
I 1 !;"
wen.' assured by ( 'ommissioii -r .'
thai the bi.Miii would U.t.t Iiu a;-; ., i.
Conkey matter until after the cor ;
had lieeti heard.
'I liincs Thsit 1'almer iinno!
When Presiiuat Palmer av;-s li
the probable action of the lo;i . .
Oonry eon; 1 he iviM: "I catin. ;
just whiit .11:: Ion maybe taken, i
not see what f have got to i- v.
men that the Conkey conp;.i-y .1.
The contract has been let. aril pr: "
questions aaciv ai-ked si to wlh;
eoniany employed union or ir.;
men. It was a busiruss tran!rt:
t he concession has lieell made. The
. .i v he
i i' JK"-
enoes now, it seems tome, should l
between the sprint; 1.- and the fV.ii.c;
pany. If they have anyo'-;-. i.i'
way he does htioiw he is the t...
should deal wilt.. 1 cannot see v . V
should be dictated to rcirardi:';: ti-
runs his business, 'by the Wotld .-
pie, simply be ::; lie lias made a -with
Preslflent Ht(riiilo11iaiii lnli-eeii
President VI -rhibothnin do-s not
think there is much occasion for
tion to the Conkey contract.. "I do not see
why the ways and means commi. "v -.LittiM
he expected to look up the detail- of the
Conkey house ami tind oul what Uiid of
men it employs lefore. they let a contract,"
he said. "It. has lieen deemed ad ai.i i:-nr.s
to allow the oukey con.pativ in p: I
work, and does not seem to lie the ;'
of the or'.d's fair officials to ipc-i
company as to the kind of men it . 1
so lonir s tht rc is evioence eiiat it 1
Some More ol llie J-oiue Kin;l
iv i nee
J. W. t.. Clair, f.f th.- iMi.ird of control
talked fivcly nlmut iiiv Conkey n 'nract.
"I undei-suini!.'' slid he. il .il li:c con
stitution of this country allows a man or a
corporation to let contract- wiilm--! in
quiring into the details of the Im-im o, a
man who may take a ci r.tr:ict. The con
tract in qnestion m as let to the Coiii.ey
company liv the executive eommitti-e after
It hl been thorouchly studied by
members of t tie ways and means commit
tee who fire sail to thoroughly understand
the work. In fact, some of tow men are
the very ones we should uo to if we were to
letaKimiliar contract, ui, anytime. The
contract has not yet lnen executeil, but
it has been let upon the judgment of com
Threat of a Labor 1-eailcr.
Said President Mitchell, of the Trades
"If we are not heeded in this matter we
will see to it that the men are culled off of
all the buildings at the park. We are
receiving telegrams from all over country
congratulating ns on our efforts in the
matter and urging as to proceed with the
IMPLIED THREAT FROM CHICAGO
Received fey tbe Federation Convention
Philadelphia, Dec 14. At yesterday ,a
session of the Federation of Labor a mes
sage from tbe Chicago Trades assembly
was read asking that the federation take
no action with regard to the Columbian ex
position Sunday opening question. This
means that if the fair directory gives any
concessions to non-union firms the Feder
ation of Labor will, if anything, work with
the Sabbatarians to shut tbe fair Sunday.
A number of resolutions were read and
referred, among them the following: Ask
ing pardons for the Chicago Anarchists,
to abolish United States district courts,
and several on the subject of militia in
Criticised tbe Knights of Labor.
Resolutions were also introduced asking
Investigation of several boycotts and re
requesting others against the American
Biscuit company and unfair-made Pitts
burg clothing. Then George EL McNeil, of
Boston, read a paper on the labor problem,
tn which, after declaring the American
Federation of Labor to be the highest de
velopment of organized effort, he referred
to tbe Knights of Labor in this strain:
"The departure of the Knigbta of Labor
when they had reached the climax of their
powers necessarily led to a demoralization
from which the laborers under the banners
of the trades unions are now rallying. Free
as I am from any antagonism to the rank
and file of that organization in fact
in deep sympathy with them I must pro
test that the spirit of oentralizntion which
has governed them will surely, and ought
urely, secure their overthrow."
Money for the Homestead Accused.
The day being "Homestead'' day the
matter of help for those strikers came up
and $1,000 was appropriated to aid in the
defense of the arrested strikers. Then (SOU
was contributed to the defense fund of the
Ccsur d'Alene miners, and after consider
able opposition another .VXI was given to
aid the Tennessee miners. At 5:50 p. m.
the convention adjourned for the day.
Getting Decidedly Monotonous,
Chicago, Dec. 14. No change of note has
telegraphers, hacli side still ln.iintains tne
attitude illumed at the leaiuiii;i ol ; the
coil (Hot, and the strikers de hue themselves
.ready ti continue, in their present course
until tieneral Maua.'cr St. .tohu shows a
disposition to meet ; heir demands. Ir is
now certain thai the uiemoeis ol the other
railroad organizations are not to lie called
out. Alter many consultations on the sub
ject this decision has been arrived at aud
Chief Ramsey Is not sorry for the fact;
neither is there likely to lie a strike of tele
graphers on any other mM.
Decided Not to strike.
Chicago, Dec. .14. Chief I), ii. Kainsev,
of the Order of Railway Telegraphers, has
decided not to order a strike of the opera
tors of the Hii" Four road. This decision
was reached yesterday afternoon after a
conf( iviiit: with the executive committee
of the telegraphers at the Palmer house.
It Mas thought, in view of the lact th.'t.
the road ivtd agreed to increase the
operator-' wanes 12 per cent, it was
not best to order out the men.
I Convict Marble.
j St. Louis. IH c. 14. The Marble Cutters'
I National nil; m in session here is turning
j its attention esjiecially to the elimination
j of convict prepared inarnle. The conven
tion will, while it sits, Ive iis attention to
I the letting of the contract for the new S'.
: Louis city hall. A resolution has lieen pre
; pareil the 14-mis of which will obligate ti.
j firm reci ivin "nc city hall contract to p.-v
ft penalty oi . ' i.iioo siiotud it use maro..
prepared by convict labor.
More lrelp for Homestead.
Kan-as C: v, Dec 14. The Industrial
council of K;r s.ts ( "it y at its mfetiug Suit
day divided that each member of its various
labor organizations shoiihl yesterday de
vote his day's w:u;e- to a fend for the 1m '
etit of the Mo'iiest-ad strikers. Tliis meai s
a coin ctiou ol more than b troiu Kan
WHERE AP.E THOSE GOVERNORS?
Two of 'Km anil Highwaymen Tlay Such
Trictis ns This.
ClU-lYKXSK. Wy lli-c. II- .i sundown
Sunday evening couple of heavily aimed
men. dressed like cowlioys and wearing
masks made from bits of canvas, rode into
the town of Gillette Ix nt on ruliln-ry. The
visitors forced their ponies into Tony Chris
tensen's 9slou and dance hall. Tony handed
the fellows P50 and four pistols. Five other
men and a c-uple of women in the place
were roblied. After taking a drink and
treating everybody the visitors rode to tne
street. One of them proposed to rob V.
postoffice, and he rode inside the litt
A "(ial)ianC ltouber Was He.
He found a girl behind the window and
when she told him there way no money on
hand he rode out. The pair raided another
saloon and a croeery store much as they
had done Chnstenseu. Eight or ten citi
rens who came out to see what was the
matter were held up on the street. By this
time Cbristensen had a small posse organ
ized. The hihwaymen did not care for a
fight and rode off in a hurry, going south
with bullete flying after them. They were
in Gillette on!v half an hour.
ramima Canal Scandals.
PARIS, Dec. 14. The French governmeut
' has been investigating the Panama cana!
I and find it to le pretty full of scandals.
; Like the credit Moodier in the American
raihv .vs V.if sc .iid;;'.- smirch the
i reputation of many prominent people, in
i eluding De Lesseps. Duron Heinach ".'as
mixed np in it and dietl suddenly some
j days ago. His death has been found to be
' a suicidal one. The latest to be involved
: is M. Kouvier. minister of finance in the
new cabinet. The announcement came
near precipitating a cabinet crisis, hut he
resigned and spvs his conscience is easy.
Indictment Against Woodruff.
Little Rock, Ark., Dec. 14. The circuit
court grand jury yesterday found three in
dictments against ex-State Treasurer Will
iam R. Wood-uff in connection with the
alleged larceny of state script from the
treasury at sets and the subsequent sale of a
portion of it to private parties through an
agent. One indictment is for grand larceny
and two for obtaining money under false
pretenses. He amis arrested and gaA-e bail
in $30,000 for his appearance.
Sister of Charity To Ite Arrotc.l.
Pittsburg, Dec. 14. An unusual occur
rence in Judj." FtoAve's. branch of ciimin:;!
court yetprd iy w;s hc issuance of a pro
cess for the ai-n-sl of a Sir-ter of C'lirtr::-.
The defendant, is Sifter M. Julienne, .i
teacher in the parochial school at Wes:
Tarentum, aLd is charged with assault 4-.ini
battery on I'eier Dolnnan, the livcr-di ;
son of Kuward I)i'ii.i;.ii, who made tl;e in
formation. i'ariuer auU I'ai'utn.tur Murtlerctl.
SrBrSGFIFl.r. O., Dee. 14. tleorce Koeu
ler, a well-ki.owu and proserous fam.cr.
and Louisa Keyes, a mulatto woman, wen
found dead yesterday morning in the ha
ter's home at Yellow Springs, both with
their heads crushed. Koegler had spent
the nignt witn tne iveyea woman. Ko due.
The woman was unmarried.
The Monetary Sharps to Adjourn.
Washington, Dec. 14. The statement
Is made in high official circles that the in
ternational monetary conference at Brus
sels will within a few days adjourn to
meet in March or April of next year. No
result is expected to be secured at the pres
ent session of the conference.
Great Blase at Baltimore.
BAliTTUOBE, Deo. 14. Fire yesterday
wrecked the six large buildings including
the cotton warehouse of Alexander Brown.
In the buildings were stored 17,903 bales
of cotton, which is almost a total loss.
The entire damage will reach.it is believed,
1700,000, covered by insurance. .
A Pauper 91 ad a Millionaire.
IiOKSON, De", 14. A pauper named Sher
idan, an inmate of the Lambeth work
house, has come into a fortune of 300,000
by the death of an aunt, Mrs. Blake. Sher
idan has two sons, both of whom emi
grated to America a number of years ago.
Change in the Interstate Law.
Washington, Dec 13. Senator Cullom
introduced a bill yesterday to amend the
interstate commerce law so as to permit
railways to arrange pools under certain re
strictions, the pools to be dissolved if they
result In twreaaonabls discrimination.
More of Rockefeller's t.eneroslty.
Dks .Moines, la., Dec. 14. William
AUbinson. treasurer of tiie Des Moines
college, received word yesterday that John
Rockefeller, the Standard Oil millionaire,
had donated to tin; college the sum of 25,
00(1 towards making a lund of $oT,000 for
additional endowment, the whole to be
raised by January, ls!4. This makes a
total of over trl',00il that Mr. Kockefeller
has donated to the college.
1 he tort Itelknap Trouble.
Fokt Asmnmuoink. M out., 'Dec. 14.
Agent Simons' wound rwi-ived in the fight
with Big Mouth's murderer (who fortified
himself in a Ion cabin, with several friends),
is not serious. It is in the calf of the leg.
The besieged murderer and his party are
not being pressed. They have no food, the
tabiu is surrounded, aim they will have to
Cause of the St. I.nnia l-'pidemie.
St. Iritis, Dec. 14 It has been found
that the cause u i' the typhoid epidemic in
this city is a malarial germ that hides in
the milk, and; veuet aides that are eaten
without cooking, such as celery. The germ
is called "pa-iiioiliuui."
Heavy smiMRiorni in the West.
I'HK'.v.o, 1 );-. 14. A heavy suowatorni
which i- general throughout Kansas and
Iowa, the eastern part of Michigan and
Illinois ra;ei all yesterday. Kail road
trallie is not, interfered w ith to any great
LIVE STOCK AND PRODUCE MARKETS.
t'HICAOO, Dec. 13.
Kollowii: were tiie quotations on the board
of tra'ie tixliiy: Wlient Deiemlier, opened
r-V, clor-l Vi-a4c; January, opened Tyfic,
closed -';tic: Maj , opened 7!fce, cloned ftjgc.
Corn- Pii i intier. niieni"! 4-"?vc. closed 426e;
January. oieneii IK"'. closed ?8c; May,
opeacd 47-"fct, 1 inH'Hl 47"c. Oats December,
opened .10H closed SkJHic; January, opened
31 w.c, closed ol'c; May, oieued 3"igc, closed
Xi'e. Pork-llercmber. opened ?14.4S, closed
JH.ti; January, oix-ncd S1j.TT.'v. closed fl'i.70;
May, opened J15.!l'. closed $15.fi. lrd De
cember, ojiened i',..L6, closed $.62V4.
l..ve tocl: l"rices at the Union Stock yards
to 'uy rut.;.--i a inLums: Alarket ratner ac
tii cuu pin 1. ii'K and shipping arcount. Best
heavy iuio uc ui'her. Other grades easy at
former figures. &des raned at f4.T5ia5.80;
pigs. $5.7.Vt.ir licht, $j.o(.13 rough pack
iuK. t.i.iVii.3ri miied. and S6.3rtg.V heavy
packing nl s.'iij iiii.i; lots.
Cattle Mai kei motleratvly active, and feel
ing rather steady. Prices Avithout mate
rial change. Quotations ranged at A.0Pt5.B
choice to extra f hipping steers, $4.1.&4.85 good
to choice do. j;i.7oov.10 tair to good, $3.003.50
common to medium do, &!0i&3.50 butchers'
steers, Si-W-'i stockers, A01ti2.75 Texas
steers, $2. 7.'fi3.t range steers, Siaoia3.10 feed- .
ers, $l.,i i ons, l.Vt.iiViO bulls, and $2.35
5.VJ veal calve.
tfheep Market rather active and prices eas
ier. Quotations ranged at f3.ti4.tl0 per 100 lbs
westerns. j.S.r5.lU natives, $2.5044.05 Texas,
aud $.1.75v.5.7"i lambs.
Produce: Hutt-r Fancy creamery, 2930c
per lb: fane dairy. -jr-" packing stock, 13
(1.16c. Kgg- Fresh block, 24c tier d7..: ice
honw, W' r. c. Dressed ioultry Spring chick
ens, y;i4! KH- per lb; hens, ttc: t"-kevs,
l;c; ducks, WiUlc; geese, f atoes
Wiscouaiu Kiise, 625tTc per Uu, . .is, 0OJ4
63 per bu: WL-consiu fiurlanis, titiiiitHi pet Vtt
Michigan Uur!aiiks.iifloc ior bu; mixed lots. '
5i2-. Sweet potatoes-Illinois, $3.5033.75.
Applets i-oiuuiuu aul puur .'.o'k, $1.5tK2JS
per bbl; fair to good, $S.50 '2.75: fancy, $3.00
Cranberries Jerseys, $a..j,;..i pr bbl; Cap
Cod, j.itVi.7jl!; fancy, $8.(O(ij:.0u; Wisconsin
Bell and Bugles,, ST.ix.UO.
iNttt Vouil, Deo. 13.
Wheat Xo. 2 red winter caj-h, T7HJ70c:
March, sli'ji: Corn No. 2 mixed cash and
May, ik; (.u -No. 2 mixed cash, -4o; De
cember, .Ufas-. Rye Dull and unchanged.
Barley Dull at preA'ii ns prices, l'ork Ajuiet
and without important change. Lard Quiet
and easier; December, $9.t)6.
Live Stock: Cattle- Market firm, bat no
offerings. Sheep and Lambs Market very
firm; slieep, $.t.lijrt.uu perluu lbs: lambs. $5k37H
6,00. Hogs Market firm; live hogs tK&
6.30 per 1(0 lbs.
The JLoral Markets.
Bran 6c per cwt,
6hipstoS $1.00 per cwt.
Hay-Timothy, $R10; upland, $8010; sloask
tfl8; baled. $11 0011.50.
Butter Tslr to choice, 9Ke ; creamery $6r.
Eggs Freeh, ic; packed 15c.
Poultry Chickens, 1012M; turkeys 1S(
docks, lxHa geese, 10c.
FBCIT 1ND VESSTaBLH.
Apples $J. 2S$2.73 per bbl.
Potatoes f(R 60c
Turnips I6iij.50. '
Hard 7 WX&T 75.
Soft ioea 80.
Cattle Butchers pay for corn fed" stsess
H4Hc; cows and neifeis, kSViQ3c; cairss
Common boards $ts.
Joist scantling and timber, 14 to 16 feet, $18.
' Every aoditional foot lnlength 50 cento.
X A Ti fHnuleeit 75.
I Lath $2 BO.
ock boardf .rough $16.
IS ON TOP
Costs less than Half
ar-i pleases much titter
than ths over-priced and
Judge for yourself.
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.AVT1? ttfJ!t7ltb Ilck Island,
In Cans At your Grocer's