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ockJlsIjAnd Daily Argus. '
VOL. XLI NO. 50.
kuck, ISLAND. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15. 1892 .-T.N AG?S. ,
- I for Week do.
We must unload our immense stock; Prices must
do the Business; we will sell Overcoats worth
Look at Overcoats quoted for much more money and see if ours are not as good.
Child's Overcoats worth 87.00 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 ever) thing; 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
ve 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 earl)' and make
your selection at
CLEMANN & SAIIMANN.
1525 and 1527
POCKET KNIVES and SCISSORS look the highest premimt
'or 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. Also 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 soft coal and every on
guaranteed. These are all Jood things to buy at Christmas o
any other time. Come in and see how niuch I have to she yoi
&at is useful and novel in hoi-jekeepins roos.
JOHN T. NOFTSKER,
Cor. Third Ave. and Twentieth 8treet, Rock Island.
SAX & RICE, Proprietors, Rock Island, 111,
124, 123 and 128
Nothing reserved; every
thing goes in Children's
S. & R.
: Shirt Factory:
Our Shirt-. .
ire our specialty. We make them metre.
Patronize home radnrtry,
Our Suits .
Ira made to your order, and taey are Uitormad
U price ranging from Sit np. '
Our Pants .
are down In prices and we lnTlte". eon petition.
Call and make your election from orer Sfflidlffer
entaunplea at prices from M and a a.
Our Prices .
Cannot be duplicated, onr workmanahlp ctnnot be
excelled, onr goods we warrant, and last, bat no
least, your patronage is solicited.
Call and see as at the
Tri-0ity Shirt Factory,
1808 Second avenue, orer Loosley's crockery store.
Washes sverything from a fine
silk handkerchief to a cirons
tent; Laoe curtains a specialty.
No. 1724 THIRD AVE.
A. M. & L. J, PARKER,
J: S Telephone No. 121 4
JohLriiVolk & Co.,
?i A3TD Jfa .
- ": Mannf actnrere of r,:Z?j?W
Sash Doors Blinds, SidingFloonnp,
and an kinds of wood work for bnflden.'
ia-htMQtti St, oeu TMrd and FoarUjares,
I "V r--a - . I
New Development in the World's
Fair Labor Trouble.
ALLEGED WHEELS WITHIN WHEELS.
Political and Ilusiness Combine Asserted
by the Trade Union Committee, and
Ienird by the Party Accused Conkey
Has Something to Say An Investiga
tion Ordered Prneeedingfi of the Feder
ationA Telegram Threatening a Boy
cott on the Fair The Telegraph Strike
Iynaraite l'ropoited and Kouuatly Re
jected. . Chicago, Pec. 14. Tin; lal
tive.sin their protest to , tji- Woil.1V fair
board of control vetrda 'nfc'in-t letting
the caUIoKiie contract to the Conkey com
pany, made t lie. following specific charges
Of fraud: "We can pmae that Clin ics H.
Taney, propi ietor of thjAvhe.-lin, ( Va.)
Kegister, a pax-rof rt-at political i'liiiiouee
in that state, ha a block? df stork i:i this
mysterious catalogue priblishinj: con.pany;
th.it another politician from the s ;;):; stale
is in the deal, and that certain local v. i:y
World's fair officials are also nV.nly i.i she
job. This bciiif; the case, we can t-.ncly
assert t hat ? ittfn.pt has been n ui.-to
suppress competition for this co:-.r
nrder that certain officers of the fa"::
reap peei:ni;ry benefit, or satisfy t
liticul ambit ion."
"Allnilirig ut" Mr. St. flair.
The politician alluded to i '
Fair Cotoiiii-.-i'-ncr V. Jl. St. i :
West Virginia, according lo a s. .
has ln-en whispered around V' , ;
circles for some itaj-s. St. Clair '.
ctsi. n last i vcninp to vitrorom :.
thitt any snspicion of improper ?
could attach to him in connection v.
priming contract. In explanation
connection with the proprietor of ti
istcr lie paid that pprn r had lor.:;
him politically and w hen he was aic
a World's fair commissioner ont::.
opposition to him to the extent t
could not pet the solid s'in;-.;-West
Virprlnia congressional d. !
for the World's fair hill. To ov.
thfe opposition -t. Clair set-ami I-
i ii . he
the concession of printing the V,'.
fair directory, an entirely diffcrcm
from the mi alci'iie. Shortly afur
crmoini; of lhis concession Tunc;, cime
here and eflertil an arrangement u :t .1 he
Conkey company for both firm.- t,i ;,;.i;,Ue
Calls This Cowardly and Itiut:.!.
St. Clair said he did not know lie- Con
key and Tan n.et r were u.tioi.;;,v. or
how th amin:;c:..-c.t was effected. I.n ,e
Was positive l.H i ( olikcv h.ui !.,.!!:
do with 'i'.itny's conccsMori. :u,i
with Conkey It wii- ::- , t
Clair had a-pir it in- fur tin- lTnitti
senate an.i ic 'p
ieath of .'".ijaio
ly 4i. to !.. -app.
Vc this end. i.
desired the sup;
it w;s Eeci- sar'
rnted. To th
.1 t he even.
H iio i till:
' st .ry nw. S.. t 'Inir
i-t "'he Uiv:- ti--. and
that Taney should be pla
:! -';:M i:io.i S;. ; ;,,:,.
"1 would le a Unite U
plied as follow
he in the p s'.tirn of sf.-m linp by the hed
Bide Wailing lor the ie.it li a ia m ho is
and a!way- ha- ti-cn my friend. Th aart
of the Ptorv is a cc-.v.c-
il in- t u.i-
tion against tny honor."
tmifr Tiaiici. 1 tiinn Objection!.
The trades union prov.t further nets
foiih that tiie ftirioners represent rnanv
thousands of taxpayers of Chicago, which
mnnicinalit v h.-is i;. vested ."i.oiki.KI( in the
World's Coiumliian exposition. It claims
that no competition wax allowed in t his
nartitmlar case, an.! asset-is ih.n the
Columbian eipositkn-. -,is hcin us.mI as a
.-at's-paw by certain rueml-ers of the Na
tional Typol he! a- to pull their chestnuts
otrt of ttje fire. The exposition was not
created for any such purpose iiiul e iunist
that h is not within the province of a oor
pormMoB nstns The people'e money to lend
itoeif to an awoeiatina of employers wbosa
tola objetit la to disrupt an organisation of
Tbe Pitk ml tke Protest.
The above, wttb the f on owing, is the pith
of the protest, the St, Clair and other
matters being merely makeweights. Here
Is the chief complaint; It is nrcd that the
Conkey contract should not be made unless
the stipulations acrreed to bet ween the of
ficials and the labor men are conformed.
The men, h, 1b alleged, who got the fair for
Chicago gave pledges to the labor unions,
and it is urged that the promises be re
deemed. The Conkey company employs
non-union men, and tbe letting of the con
tract to him is a blow at the unions. After
the protest was read there was a good deal
of talk, and it was suggested that the labor
committee go to tbe national oomniherion,
a proposition that the Committee seemed to
Will Investigate the Matter.
Aa tbe result of tbe talk it was finally de
cided to appoint committee of three
citizens to publicly hear all complaints
growing out of the awarding of coo cessions
at the fair and also resolved to demand tbe
resignation of any director or employe who
had a hidden or corrupt interest in such
contrast. Th committee also declared
that it would annul any contract procure
by fraud, bribery or correction, Tbe com
mittee appointed to take testimony is com
posed of Kdwin Walker, of the board of
directors; Judge Thomas A. hi oran, and
Mark L. Crawford, of the Trade and
CONKEY HAS SOMETHING TO 8AY.
Pays VbJod Pries and Ha Union Ma lo
His Employ Was Protest.
There was another gentleman who ia in
terested in this matter who was a visitor to
World's fair headquarters yesterday. He
was Mr. Conkey. He attended the meet
ing of tbe ways aad means committee yes
terday morning, and afterward had a brief
interview with Attorney Hatch, tbe Ex
position company's legal adviner, concern
log the terms of his contract. Mr. Con
key had in his possession three papers,
drawn up and signed respectively by mem
bers of the I'regBinen'b, Press Feeders' and
Bookbinders' unions in the employ of the
Conkey company, expressing their conn
Oence in the firm and "protesting" against
the action of the Typographical onion is
endeavoring to have (he catalogue contract
Conkey' ;5eu Are 1 iiili,e;ti.i.
"Our employes, who are in.:. .hers of
these three umoii.-s" s.ti ! ,. .,i.l , ";;
indignant that the compositor- m,o.!,.I ikj
eudeavoriuf? to take th: bread ou i uier
u.ouths, and they have no sympathy what
ever with the agitation over the matter.
They have all signed the 'protests,' and I
have every reason to lx-lieve that at the
uieetiiiKS of the several uuions action con
demning the stand assumed by the com
positors will be taken. So far tue q,,.
key company's composing rooms are con
cerned, union men as Individuals are al
way welcome, and we pay union prices.
We simply object to having our office run
by an outside organisation."
Pretty :ol Thins for the Fair.
The Conkey contract with the ways and
means commit tee for furnishing tbe cata
logues is as follows: The Conkey company
shall pay the exposition 100,000 in cash be
fore .May 1; shall deposit a certified check
forflO.OlO and Imnd for $150,000 that the
work w ill be done; shall pay 10 per cent, of
all receipts to the exposition until the sales
reach to00,000, after which the exposition is
to receive 30 per cent, of the gross receipt.
TO BOYCOTT THE EXPOSITION.
What Mitche ll Telegraphed to tiurapera
rniLAPixi'lUA, lcc. 15. In the Ameri
can Fetler.it ion of Labor convention yeter
fiay a tclc-iam was reod from the
Amnesty association of Illinois, calling for
Indorsement of their effort to secure par
don for the imprisoned Chicago anarchists.
The most emphatic came from Thomas
Mitchell, president of the Chicago Trade
and Lulior assembly. It read: "It looks
like a bitter strife. We will boycott
World's fair until it is closed. SoaVenir
coin will be nailed to the wall as a badee
of shame. Will hold meetincs all over the
land, No competition was hUd in award
of catalogue to sci.l) shop. Public horn-sty
outraijed. Must kill "Sunday opening.
President Higinbotham says union labor
has no rights."
To Consider the Militia,
A resolution was offered and adopted
calling for the appointment of nine mem
bers to consider all matters that have been
referred to the resolution committee re
garding the action of the militia and the
courts in relation to tlie Homestead, Cceur
d'Alene, and Tennessee troubles. The
special committee is requested to recom
mend a line of action to the convention be
fore tomorrow morning. Then ex-Senator
Blair, of N ew Hampshire, delivered an ad
dress, the object being to make sentiment
in favor of national education. He said
that ignorant labor was always cheap la
bor. Applause greeted the statement that
"the defeat of the ednc-ut ion.d bill was a
crime against humanity." He praised the
action of the Roman Catholic bishops at
their reoent meeting which, he said, indi
cated the withdrawal of opposition to the
public sohool system and a Hit ure freedom
of the public school from religious intol
erance. Another Weapon Murh Needed.
Resolutions were presented by the com
mittee on organizations declaring that the
strike and boycott are useless in the hands
of organized labor when public opinion
and all the powers of onr civil, military
and jud.ri.t! governments are arrayed
acainst them, and that wealth, vested'
r.bt and propertied interests are subor
dinate to tne power of the government.
For this reason the resolutions demand
tbnt tie rr.vemTTu-tit sbotild be hr the
reople in fact: and to accomplish this it
was s' -il that t he powers of the bal
lot be wlthti to thnt of the strike and boy
cott. It was lurlher Migges!ed that a
campaign of education be instituted among
working people that would result in the
election of lalor representatives.
Some Kesolutiout. Introduced.
Resolutions were introduced in favor of
prohibiting Japanese immigration; for a
congressional inquiry into the Occur
d'Alene troul-Ies; for the exposition of the
labor problem in the public schools. It
was resolved to declare the Duquesne and
A brin theatres non-union if they refuse to
sign an amended soile of their employes.
An attempt lo discuss a resolution for an
extra session of congress to pass free trade
legislation was declared out of order, and
after some routiue business the federation
adjourned for the day.
OFFERED TO BLOW UP THE ROAD.
A Proposition Made to Ramsey, of the
Chicago. Ivc. U. There seems to lie no
change ir the Mtnat ion of the t. ', y . :, h -i-."
strike. . The Mi-iker-' committee ci-Tipi lins
that the con.;. any i, a-Seen n.p. i. , in
fectives for t he purpose of lict raying tie
strikers ii.to some unlawful ;-.t wh-:!i
would turn public sympathy ac.i:-ist;i hei-i.
One of these alined deti :; iv.-. ;.. i.- t.-d
Mr. Rn'cy as thn: gc:t lernaii v.a !e;;v
ing tbe dining ro.mi of the l'aii.iei ii'i. iw
yesterday, and oliered to blew tiie f; k
Island road sky high if given the promo
tion of the telegraphers organization. Mr.
Ramsey caula hiin by the coiiar of the
coat and rang up the elevator for the purpose
of getting an orticer, but the alleged detec
tive made a duth for liberty and descended
tbe stairs lour steps at a time. He was
lost among the crowd and has not since
DeeUnod to St by ta Boys.
SCBAVTOV, Pa., Dec 15. The threatened
dosing for tbe winter of the three collieries
at Oliphact, with tbe resultant distress
aud suffering of 1,700 miners and laborers
and their families, because 900 river boys
and car-runners Tuesday struck for In
creased wages, has bean avoided and the
order given to.olear the mines of mules and
other property rescinded. This action
was brought about by the miners forcing
the strikers to take back their demands.
Tkrsatsa Is Stria, Aayhow.
Chicago, Dec. 15. Reports from Cincin
nati say that the operators on tbe Big Four
road will strike in opposition to the orders
of Chief Ramsey, who ordered the strike
off last Tuesnay. It is said that the operat
ors are dissatisfied, and will go out whether
the grand chief sanctions it or not. Ram
sey said last night that he knew nothing of
the contemplated strike, and that a strike
undertaken in defiance of his order would
subject those involved to expulsion.
O. A. Skinner, namng rrom nicago, m
I unaer arrest at byracuse, A. Y., charged
wiiu tmnwuK worm less etteexs and drafts.
Prince Albert, the queen's consort, has
been dead thirty-five years, a fact recalled
by the royal family's attendance at memo-,
rial services at Frogmore yesterday.
NOTHING MEAN ABO.UT MONTE R,
He Welcomed s Gang of Toughs In ITos
liable Cold Lead.
Big Stone Gap, Va., Dec. 15. A crowd
of toughs battered in the office of the Daisy
iron mines at Hogau station, forty miles
from here, the other night, and told the old
darkey woman who slept in the front room
that they proposed to run the mines.- The
old woman got out of bed, picked up two
shotguns and backed to tbe rear room,
where II. L. M on tens, the manager, slept!
Mdnteris took the weapous and in ten sec
onds there were two men and three fingers
of another on the ground outside and Mon
teris had two Winchester bullets throagh
his bat. .
Where Are the Authorities, by the Wayf
The crowd ran, carrying off the two
bodies, and only the three fingers tsere
found the next morning. Tuesday there
is said to have been two funerals at Hogan
and a man hnd three finger stumps dressed
by a doctor iu that region. This man is
said to be Hush Morgan, a famous des
perado. He and his gang have terrorised
i':e Iloiian region. The two dead men
i- metiili rs of his gang. Morgan is
ud to iie wounded in the stomach.
LIVE STOCK AND PRODUCE MARKETS.
Ciucaoo, Dec 14.
Followine wore the quotations on the board
of tnvle today: Wheat Ieml)er, opened
71!Vic, closed. Tl!c; January, opened 7"-'tO,
closed '-tc; May, oiH-ned TSje, closed T7!o,
Corn December, opened t:4:. closed 2o;
January. ox-ned W.Jc. closed tiJuc; Mayj
opened 47tiic clnsd 47e. t)at-Dece.mlier,
opened 35h( closed .'-.-)fc; Janunry, oiened
Slhf, closed )V4e: May, opened ''-'iii, closed
8.ic. l'ork December, opened. 11.45, closed
f H.t.".; January, opened S1:T5. closed fl5.n7V;
May, oietied f l.r..". cl.ised sr.!);' l.-nd De
cember, openrd SM.ftiit, closed sM.fciLj.
Live Stock - Trices at the I'nion Suk yards
tciay ranged as follows: Market rather ac
tice on packing and shipping account and
feeling rather firm; prices were fully 5c
higher: Sales ranged at. $4.s0 ka h.();
pigs. S-"..fWt.:n lieht. f..01.2ii reuirh pock
ing. $6.IMU.4." mixed, and tiiw.Ko heavy
packing and sliippiju: lots.
Or.ttle Market moderately active on local
ami hhipping account, and feeling rather easy;
prices favor Imyers; Christmas beeves in fair
supply nrA fjiotable at t-g)6JSi; other
Qualities were quotable at (5.U0
choice to extra shipping steers, $4.15414.83 good
to choice do, 3.7rail0 fair to good. santjQAH)
com moo to medium do, t2.)r.v!.."iU buuhora
steers, SS.uV-i'j Ftookers, f-'.o.i"Ti Texas
steers. $X.7rA.M ram-e stesra, .wfctlO feed
ers, $l.,i81i.U, cows, fl.i'inia.aO bulis, and SJ.ai
tbSO veal calves.
8heep Sliirkot rather active and pn.-e eas
ier. Qootatjons ranged at &UV..i.4 1 1 t liA) lbs
westerns, iVa.S0 oatives, $2.54.75 Texas,
and 3.T6S.0O lamre.
Produce: Butter Fancy creamery. S;nc
per lb: fancy tlairv. .V.t.. 4c: ackiui; stouk, 15
16c EcBs-F'n-sa stH-k, 21c per .ioz.; ice
house, 18ta,li)t. Dressed lonltry Spring chick
ens. H40c per lb; hens, c: urk v. D.'Sa
13r- ducks, SSi.Uc: geese, sllc l otatooa
Vr'iscousin Rosn, 62feiSc per bo; Hebrons. 6XjJ
63 per bu: Wisconsin Borhanks, Sbroc per bu;
Michigan Rnritanks.ti.TirittSc per bu: mixed lots.
S&a80c. Sweet potatoes Illinois. ttSOOi-l.TS.
Apples Common and i-oor stock, tlMtfjSi
per bbl: fair lo irood. pi.H)"- "-ney. "t.(W
Cranberriue Jerseys, JiioUti',. u!; C .pe
Cod, J."i.Wij.7.(W; fancy, ja.uii).uji w -tou-iu
Bell and Builos. ?7..Vj. "
Kew Youk, Dee, 1.
Wheat No. 2 red winter cuji, 77J4J8c
January, TiJc; March. Si's. : M.iy, gltc. Corn
No. 2 mixed ca-sh, 51c; J anuary. Feb
ruary, ftfJi: May. 50c Oats No. t mixed cash,
ab-c; Decern ijer, ftif-se; Januarv. i-!c; Feb
ruary, ,c M iy. 8"i-.-. Tty.irji and un
eliansed.Barley Duil at priixt w nbout quota
ble change. Pork Dull; old meso. J;i.jj;'new
mess, $15JUSltiO0. Lard Quiet; December,
and January, SP.iig; March, gn.eui.
live Stock: Cattle Trading very slow for
all grades; poorest to best nuuve steers, $3.35
TJA ier Iju lbs; bulls and dry cows, iLlU
S.75. bbeep and , Laml tiheep. firm; html!,
active at an advance, of Me per 1UI lbs; sheep,
$S.uu&jj jwr l.o lbn; lambs. S5.10iiiB.6U. Hoks
Nominally steady; live hogs, t5.7UaSJ0 ner
Tbe JLscal markets.
Wheat xa 92c
Bran 86c per cwt,
Stali staff f 1.00 per cwt.
Hay Timothy. 8310: upland, f810; iloazh
8; baled. Ill OOaiS.50.
Butter Fair to choice. Re: creamery 30-.
Era Freph.SV: packed 15c.
Poultry Chickens, lOttUH ; torkey UMt
docks. f.'Jie; geese, 10c.
rsurr in vxssTABtBii.
Apples f9.OSg. 75 per bbl.
Hard 7 5fie7
Soft J SO.
Csnie Bntchers pay tor' crm fet steers
H4Hc; cows and oeifeia, -m 2H:k; calvtM
Common board ftl.
Joint ScanUiDR and timber, ISto 16 feel, J1S.
Kvetyac ditiooal oot in lenirtb i0 cent .
X A X Sbiaele t TS
Lath U 60.
Fencine into 16 feet $1S C
ock boards,roairh (16.
4 (qS5-) .
PRIClr 15 ON ALL GARS,
iu cr urn u i nr.