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ROCK ISLAND. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16. 1893.
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U.XLI NO. 103
ock . Island Daily Argus
We will FIRE OUT our stock of Clothing,
Hats, Caps, and Furnishing Goods at about
- Nice New Fresh Goods -
Cheaper than damaged goods. When others
pretend to sell cheap that is the time to com
pare The London's prices.
The Greatest Value Givers.
CLEMANN & SALZMAMN.
Great Bargains in
1&25 and 1527
Clothes pins per dezen - 01c
Cloiltes pins patent spring 03c
Aowel rollers each - 09c
x suAuvi.o j uian a vv
found butter moulds - 22c
jlf wringing mops - 25c
Sair brushes - - 07c
Sand brushes - 03c
Jick saving banks - 07c
jjjckle alarm clocks - 68c
fickle plat sad irons per lb 05c
Geo. E Kingsbury,
1703 1705 Second Ave., Bock Island, Telephone 1216. -402
Fifteenth street, Moline.
124 128 and 128
100 boxes papdtries
Corn peppers, 1 qt -
Towel Rings -
Wood pails, toy
Lamp chimneys No. 1 -
Damp chimneys No. " -
Hard wood toothpicks
Always the leader in low prices
: Shirt Factory :
Our ShirN .
Are our specialty. Wc Jmake. them lonrselvoe.
Patronize home industry.
Our Suits .
Are made to your order, and they arc tailor-mads
M prices ranging from (16 op.
Our Pants .
Are down In prices and we invite: competition.
Call and mate your selection from over 200 differ
ent samples at prices from S3 and np.
Our Prices .
Cannot be duplicated, our workmanshiplcannot be
excelled, our goods we warrant, and last, but not
least, your patronage is solicited.
Call and see us at the
Tri-Oity Shirt Factory,
1609 Second avenue, ovcrLooeley crockery stow.
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
JotLnJVolk: & Co.,
Sash Doors Blinds. Siding, flooring,
sod all kinds of wood work for builders.
Ilcbteenth 9U bsl. Talrd aad.FoartH aves,
RESORT TO FORCE.
Kansas on the Brink of a Civil
WHOLE STATE GUARD CALLED OUT.
The Governor Backs Up the Populists
and Orders Out the Military
to Assist Him.
Republicans Captor the Representative
Chamber with the Help of Sledge Ham
mers Nobody Hart So Far, but the Sit
uation Very Critical The Troops Not
To lie Relied on, as They Are Mostly
Republicans Hundreds of Citlsens
Flocking to Topekato Sustain the Doug
lass House The Sheriff Demands the
Control of Affairs and Iinbaiiding f
Tori:KA. Kan., Feb. in. Colonel Hughes,
commander of the militia, created a sensa
tion by appearing in the representative hall
at midnight and stating to the Republicans
that he had resided, and would not lead
troops to clear the hall. .He said his men
were with him, and could not be used for
such a purpose. His action created great
SlieriT Goes Bark on the Populist.
The sheriff of this county issued a proc
lamation late last night, declaring that he
is the p!'?ce officer of Shawnee county, and
notifying the governor that he must dis
band the. militia force at the capitol build
ing. Tiie sheriff has 2(0 armed deputies.
who mrirched to the state house last night.
Lcwulllng's Latest Announcement.
At a late hour last night Governor Ix'W
jlling announced that early this morning
the militia would
be instructed to
tive hall. The Re
publicans say they
will not resist the
militia, but if the
provisional c o m
by the Populists
.attempt to drive
, t hem out they will
' kill some of them.
will kave the hall and march to the Grand
Opera house and continue their session
untd the supreme court renders a decision,
Thea if a decision is favorable to them they
will storm r resentative hall with 5,010
armed tneuf-'fuU is the progratiiUifWOTt.
nas heen niwea upon.
SLEDE HAMMERS WERE TRUMPS.
flow the etuhlicanN Kegan the Iay with
- a Rush.
TorEKf, Kan., Feb. 16. When the Re
publican y.-enl to enter the hall of repre-
sciuativts at 10 o'clock yesterday morning
they fi.Aii.d. the doors h:id been barred. I
They were barred by the Populists. The
Republican leaders soon
force nn entrance,
and sledge hammers .
were secured for this purpose. They were
used with such effect npon the door of a
side entrance leading to the hall that it was
soon demolished, and the members of the
Republican house filed quickly through
and entered the hall. Had the Populist
house been in session a conflict would sure
ly have resulted, but fortunately the Popu
list house had adjourned until 1 o'clock
yesterday, and consequently was not in
session at the time.
Lathering of the Forres.
As soon as it lecanie known by the Popu
lists what had occurred Governor Lewell
ing was notified. He promptly called out
the militia and instructed them to proceed
to the hall and eject the members of the
Republican house from the floor. Individ
ual Republicans proceeded to call on the
Santa Fe railway shopmen and those of
other industries known to be friends of the
Republican cause to organize to reinforce
the Republican house. The Populists got
out company C, the local militia company,
and telegraphed to Marion for companies
D and G.
The Gavel of a (iiant.
Little interest.of course during this state,
of affairs, was takeu by the members of
the house in business. But Hale got up an
interest, tie arose anu aaia that it was
fitting that the efforts of Speaker Douglass
should be recognized by his brothers, and
he desired to present to him in the name of
the house the instrument which he had
used to call the house to order in the morn
ing. As he said this he produced from be
hind his desk the big sledgehammer the
speaker had used to help effect an entrance
into the hall of the bouse and which be
afterward used in rapping the house to or
der. This was the signal for more cheer
ing, and when Douglass received it from
the hands of the page he held it aloft, the
members stood up and shouted, and when
Douglass used it as a gavel the members
Douglass Issues an Appeal.
Speaker Douglass, of the Republican
house, has issued an appeal to the citizens
of Kansas. The appeal reviews the trouble
begun Tuesday and covers the events of
yesterday. In closing the speaker asks of
all Kansas citizens their ''moral aid and
active support" to help maintain the or
ganization of the Republican house and re
sist "the forces of anarchy and revolution
who openly proclaim their determination
in advance to disregard judgment of the
courts and to continue in defiance of tLe
law." The appeal was adopted by the Re
publican house in the form of a resolution.
Orders for More Arrests.
Not satisfied with their nioming'a tri
umph the Republicans, who now had theii
war paint on, offered a resolution recitiixj
the resistance made by Ben Rich, Howard,
John Briedenthal. and S. M. Scott to the
Republican sergeants-at-arms Tnesdav
airectiVg id in, tiow&ra, rieaentnai, an
Scott be brought before the bar of the
house to answer the charge of contempt oi
the house. Of course the resolutions were
Help Sent from Other Points.
Yesterday morning the Santa Fe train
from Atchison and other places along the
line brought seventy-five Republicans to
act as assistant serjeants-at-arms. The Re
publicans, anticipating trouble, tele
grapuea lor Help Tuesday night, ine mes
sages in some instances were late in being
delivered, but the men to whom they were
lent got out of their beds at midnight and
gathered recruits for duty at the capital.
TROOPS AND FRIENDS.
Leweltinir Enrolls Volunteers and
Republicans March on Topeka.
Governor Lewelling issued a proclama
tion yesterday afternoon at 8 o'clock stat
ing that as tne militia now in Topeka was
not sufficient, five provisional companies
would be organized composed of volunteers.
Only three companies, however, had been
organized and they are of thirty men each.
11. C. Lindsey, of this city, was made
captain of company A.; J. A. McDonald, of
Parsons, captain of company B. and a Mr.
Orr, of Olathe, captain of company C. The
other companies will be organized if necs
sary. The following order has been deliver
ed by Adjutant General Artz to Colonel J.
W. F. Hughes: "You are hereby ordered
to assume active command of all officers
and men of the Kansas National Guards
assembled in Topeka and around the state
house, by order of L. D. Jewelling commander-
lotli Propositions Rejected.
Upon receiving the order Hughe?, left im
mediately. The Republicans in the after-
j noon appointed a committee consisting of
I Sherman, Warner and Cubbison to visit
Governor lewelling and agr-je upon, if pos
sible, a suspension of hostilities. They pro
posed that both houses agree to adjourn
until a case could be made in t he supreme
court and finally adjudicated. The gov
ernor would not entertain the proposition
but suggested that the Republican house
adjourn until today. Of course the Repub
licans would not consent to this. At 2:45
Colonel Hughes stationed a company of
militia in the lower hall of the west wiug
of the state house immediately below the
hall of the house of representatives.
Hundreds of Republicans Coming.
D. M. Scott, a Republican memlier from
Hodgeman county, who happened to be in
Ottawa yesterday, telegraphed that he
would be here with 300 armed men on the
first train. D. B. Anthony telegraphed
that 1,000 men would come from Leavea
worth. Columbus telegraphed that 400
men would come from there at the com
mand of Speaker Douglass. All day militia
nd Republican recruits were pouring into
the city, and last night Topeka looked
likea camp of two armies waiting for battle.
No blood had been shed, but no man could
say what the morrow would bring forth.
Wrought uptoa state of f renzy the partisans
of both sides were ready for anything even
war and bloodshed. This situ-liou is crio-
Ur.vUn it.Woawe..Xli'MtHv4cr i ready,
Mir iujiu, wiv ii tv r-, . t-w t-i uropjien on
it tire oloodiest conflict K&aijS! itver vyft
nessed will be inaugurated. ' . . , '."
Militia Surronnds the Capitol.
All day the Republicans held the house
and last night they were in camp. People
were bringing in provisions, but the Pop
ulists had cut off the steam, lights and
water, and the hall was almoct in total
i darkness. A few candles and lamps flick
ered here and there on members' seats,
having been contributed by citizens. It is
believed that when all the troops arrive
t . J tl ... ... .
set up a house in some other room. State
militia surrounds the capitol and no one
without a pass from the adjutant general
can get in. Governor Lewelling said in an
interview last night that the law would be
vindicated and that the Populist bouse
would have to stand as the legally organ
The Whole Force or the State.
In response to the call made by the gov
ernor, companies of militia liecan to move
J last evening and by this morning every
company in the siate was concentrated
here. As fast as they arrived they were
stationed round the capitol building. The
streets are swarming with groups of armed
Republicans, many of whom reached here
last night on special and regular trains.
They say that if milit ia attempts to prevent
food being taken to the Republicans there
will be trouble, for in that event they pro
pose to simply sweep the militia into the
Kansas river It is not believed that the
militia will fight in the interests of the
Populists. J udges have said that t hey do
not have to do so unless the sheriff of the
county says he is unable to preserve the
The Troop. Nearly All Republicans.
ilost of the militia are Republicans. The
Wichita battery arrived last night with a
Gatling gun and accompanied by 30 J armed
Republicans. One of the officers of the
company said significantly: "If our Gat
ling pun is ever fired off it will not hit any
Republicans." It is generally believed that
if the militia have to fight they will figbt
under the Republican banner. Last night
another attempt was made to bring about
peace, and Governor Lewelling was induced
to go to the state house, but he would not
listen to any propositions from the Repub
licans, only repeating that if they did not
surrender the hall he would have it cleared
by the militia today.
STORMING OF THE CHAMBER.
Scenes When the Republicans Made Their
When the crash of the breaking doors of
the representatives' chamber was heard yes
terday morning three Populists armed
with Winchesters rushed from the bacn
stairway, where they had been stationed by
Adjutant General Artz. John W, Ereid
enthal, who was in the Lall and witnessed
the breaking in of the door, attempted to
keep his men back saying: "We want no
guns used here," but the men gave no heed
to his command. They, however, quickly
repented of their act when they met the
Republican column pouring in, and with
out offering resistance or even displaying
their guns, they ran away. Having gained
admission to the hall the Republicans
raised a mighty shout and Speaker Doug
lass hastened to the platform, and. his voice
trembling with excitement, said: "The
legally organized and constitutional house
of representatives will now come to order."
Not In a Hood for Order.
, ut tha RiambUcaju vara la no. mood to
come to uraer. ah was excitement and
tumult, and it was impossible to hear the
speaker's ccaimanda above the din and
confusion. A Republican discovering that
the Populists had lock jd the door of the
sergeant-at-arms room began to kick npon
its and was scon joined by other Repub
licans who were spoiling for a fight, and in
a moment another door was in fragments.
Having captured the room of sergeant-at-
arms the Republicans, looking for new
territory to conquer, moved over to the
north side of the hall and proceeded to
eject the Populist guards from the chief
clerk '8 room. One Populist made a show
of resistance, and he was picked up and
bodily carried out of the room. '
Clemens Had Some Fan.
The Populists say that there were twen
ty-four assistant sergeants-at-arms sworn
in and in possession of the hall when the
Republicans torced their way in. They of-
lereo no resistance except to warn the Ke
publicans that they were destroying state
property and would be held responsible to
the law. G. C. Clemens, who was on
guard, had a heavy cane with a hooked
handle. Clemens, with a broad grin on his
face, used the crook of his cane to catch
Republicans by the ankles as they passed
up the stairwav. thus tripping them down.
but as thev fell others fell upon them, and
at one time a doz-n or more Populists and
Republicans were writhing together. On
their way up stairs the Republicans cap
tured a jnchester and a revolver, which
they will preserve as trophies.
Got Loaded Cannon in Position.
A milit ia company has been stationed
near the arsenal with guards posted. Two
cannon have been run out of the arsenal
and loaded wit h shot.and everything wears
a decidedly wailik - appearance. The militia
now have control of the situation, and
every movement of the Populist bouse will
depend on the action of the executive.
Colonel Hughes, of the Third regiment, a
l.epublican, has been relieved from duty
because he refused to obey the adjutant
Tried to Frcese 'Em Out.
At one time the Populists decided to
freeze out the Republicans. The janitor
shut off the steam from the ball. The
Populists also undertook to starve out the
Republicans believing that the men who
were sent after lunch for the Republicans
could not get past the militia lines below.
But nt 1:45 p. m. Sam Omer, at the head of
a detachment of Republican commissary
department men, appeared in the bouse
with a liberal supply of coffee and lunch,
having eluded the vigilance of the Populist
LIVE STOCK AND PRODUCE MARKETS.
t hicago, j
C'mcAOo. Feb, IS. "
Following were the quotations on the board
of trade today: Whaat February, opened
TWdC closed ",4c: May. op; ued "byau, closed
TTK: July, opened Tfc. closed 77' 40. Corn
February, ojiened 4-'-bc. closed 42c; May.
opened 4fiv--. closed 4 .e; July, opened 4tV&c,
closed 4o5gc ttas February, opened c.
closed c; March, opened r, closed
a May. o ened "4'-je. closed 'Mc Pork
Feburry oit-int; closed 18.25; May.
opened ii).l.j, i-4d $11.6U; July, opened
iW.i3,closra"-tf9). I;iVi Febnrary. opened
li -K!?d gKLi&J.-- .
I.:v m.k b tuicr-. -live irir- 4 Uie Lnion ..
Stock J '' . tod-ty - raappd - a fallow.-: '
Receipts for the eJ - T.c q'-miity better:
left ovi-r about IM.'Jui: maiivt slow and
w ak; packers backward about taking bold;
prices aliom l.'ic lower: sales ranged at
Ss (2- .Ti) liiiis. T.; s.l.j light. $T.5 &
e.lu toukI iiiickiaf, il.vi Cj. t-.il mixed,
and s.iryi- a heavy packing and shippine
Cattle Receipts for the day 15.0X); quality
only fair; market fairly active on local
and fckipping account and prices without
change; quotations ranged at $5.5UQi&6.:r
choice to extra shipping steers,
5.40 good to choice do, $4.1ti&1.7u fair to good.
$3.futa,4.(M common to medium do., $3.iH.(
butchers' steers. S2. 50,.25 Blockers, fiS
4.25 Texas steers, $:!.35J!,4.15 feeders, fcU0i
3.50 cows, $2.253.75 bulls, uuil $o.U0igt!.50 veal
Sheep Receipts for the day 10.000; quality
fair; market was rather quiet and prices
unchanged; quotations ranged at S-LU05&
oJS) per 1J0 lbs westerns, &1.5U&5.40 native,
and St.50C.25 lambs.
Produce: Butter Fancy separator, 2S&
29c; good to choice, 27,Wj.it2i!c: fancy dairy, 2ft
27c; fresh packing stock. lt($17c. Ekes
Strictly fresh. Stic per doz: ice house, 21io22c.
Dressed poultry Spring chickens, llj12c per
lb; mixed lots. OfftlOc; turkeys, choice, lsa
lhjc; ducks, 12&l3c; geese. Iuil2c. Potatoes
Wisconsin rose, 7(a,rjc per bu: Hebrons, 72JJ
75c: W isconsin Burbanks, c: Michigan
Burbanks. 7K&75c; mixed lets, 6oalc.
potatoes Illinois, ..nflj4.tw per bbL
X Air o goua, .(i-:.n, per bbl; common,
and poor stock, S75j5.l.jO. fancy, tO.OOiS1.
Cranberries Jersey fancy, $5..t0&9.U0 per bbl;
Cape Cod, fnir. t&ia'idMJU: choice to fine,
10.iia,ll . Honey White clover in 1-lb sec
tions, Kk2,lKc per lb: broken comb, 10c; dark
comb, good condition, 6itc; extracted, 7&8c
New York, Feb. 15.
Wheat No. 2 red winter cash, dull; March.
7 T-lwSTSc: May, 81 1-I6(asi3c; July, 81 7-1
&&3hc. Corn No. 2 ;mixed cash.
toivc; steamer mixed, 51H&51Jic; March.
c: May, 51fi4fc52c; July, 62c. Oats No. 2
mixed cash, easier; state, ifc&46c; western.
3K4tic; May, 3s?gc Rye Nominal; western,
KUfcWc Barley Quiet, firm; state, 4aS0c;
western, ewssuc. Fork Quiet, easy; new mess,
$20.75; old mess, S18.50&2V.75. Lard
wuiet, nrm: steam rendered, J1&10 asked.
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REPRICE OF OTHER BRANDS.
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