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Rock Island Daily An
VOL.XLI NO. 132
BOCK ISLAND, WEDNESDAY. MARCH 22. 1893.
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We will show you this season more New
Goods than all the other Clothing houses
combined. Its a pleasure to trade with the
London for you have the stock to select
Proprietors, Rock Island.
Our Selection of new designs for the coming sea
son is nearly all in stock, and we feel confident
your inspection will oronounce it overwhelm
ingly superior to any we have ever shown.. ..
"Ve have taken advahla e of every opportunity in making our selection, in order to give
the people of this city and vicinity the choicest designs from the product of nearly every
manufacturer in this country, at the very lowest prices. We emoloy only first class
workmen, and shall be pleased to receivs your orders for Paper Hanging, Paiating. or
anything pertaining to lnterijr Decorating:
loom Moulding to match wall paper.
window Shades ready made and to order, all colors.
cture Frames latest styles.
R. CE AMPTON & CO.
kolesale and retail book sellers and stationers. 1727 Second avenue, Kock Island
JOHN M. TARIDOH.
HENRY A. PARIDON.
SCHMEIL, PARIDON & SON,
Painters and Decorators
Kal80mining, Paper IIangihg, Etc,,
419 Seventeenth Street.
Proprietoror of thelBrady street
. ' All kinds of Cut Flowers constantly on hand.
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k 1 rom Central park, the largest In Iowa. 304 Brady street. Da tod port, la.
W. TREFZ & CO.
2011 Fourth Avenue,
BirkerfeKTf Old Stand.
AM ARBOR'S CASE
Judge Ricks Trying Union
Labor for Contempt.
GEEAT INTEREST IN THE MATTER.
The Conrt Room Packed 'With Those Who
Will be Involved in the Decision Pleai
of the Defendants Hardly Sustained So
Far Testimony of Witnesses President
Ashley Proposes a New Plan of Kmploy
mtnt Meeting: of Miners to Discuss a
Toledo, O., March 22. When Judge
Kicks began proceedings in the United
States court yesterday afternoon the
building was crowded to its utmost capac
ity with locomotive engineers, conductors,
firemen, railway officials, attorneys and
spectator. One of the most important
features, so far as the Ann Arbor strike is
concerned, came up. The point was mads
that Ann Arbor freight had been refused
iu 'violation of the interstate commerce
law. The great issue, Mr. Potter, counsel
for the complainant, said, was the refusal
of the men to handle Ann Arbor freight,
and this freight being interstate commerce
lie supposed the real issue was the right of
the men to resign at the lime that they
did. Mr. Ilurd preferred that the com
pany make out its case, as lha defense was
not prepared to admit anything.
Plea the Defense Sets I" p.
' The defense set-s up the plea that the
men admit leaving their engines as soon as
they discovered Ann Arbor cars coupled in
the trains, but claim that they had not yet
received notice of the court's order. A day
or two will be consumed in taking testi
mony, which thus far does not bear out
the defense of the strikers. When the first
engineer testified he was asked if he under
stood the order of the court when he re
ceived orders and refused to take out the
train, and said that he did. lie was asked
if the Ann Arbor cars -were taken out of
the yard by a switch engine if he would
handle them and he said he would.
Thought the Men Well Informed.
Assistant Superintendent Sheldon, of the
Lake Shore, is in charge of that road at
this point and told how he had received the
printed copies of the order issued by the
court, and had them posted. He related
the circumstance of the men quitting
work. He was asked why he showed the
men the copies of Judge Ricks' order after
they had said that they had quit the com
pany. He said because they had not ap
peared to be in need of such information
before. He was asked why he read to the-i
then and not before, when they were in
position to listen. He said because he
wanted to give them a chance to return to
work. ' :V--'
Testimony of Othss -WiUs a--
The superintendent of motive power, Mr.
Stevens, of Cleveland; Foreman Berdeen,
Conductor Albright and one or two others
were examined as witnesses. Their evi
dence tended to prove that the accused re
fused to haul Ann Arbor cars because they
belonged to a non-union road; that the
Lake Shore had officially notified them of
the court order and that they had wilfully
disobeyed it. The tendency of the cross
examination of Mr. Hurd, of the defense,
was to show that the men had not been
warned or notified of the Hicks order until
after they had left the service of the company-
ASHLEY HAS A NEW SCHEME.
A Contract Plan He Thinks Would Pre
New York, March 22. J. M. Ashley,
Jr., vice president of the Toledo, Ann Ar
bor and Northern Michigan railroad,
speaking of the orders of Judges Ricks
and Taft prohibiting railroad employes
from boycotting its freight, took the
ground that the best way out of the diffi
culty would be to have definite contracts
with employes which would bind both
parties. As a remedy be suggested that
entrance into the railway service should
be by enlistment for a definite period.
Boycott and Blacklist to Go.
; Examinations as to the mental and phys
ical qualification.! all applicants obould
be made. Resignations and dismissals
from the service shall be governed by fixed
rules. Compensation to be fixed at the
time of enlistment, to be changed only by
mutual consent. Promotions to be made
under a uniform system of rules. The
boycott and blacklist to be prohibited and
made a felony with proper punishment.
CLOSE OF THE PANAMA TRIAL.
De Lesseps Gets a Year and Balhaut Five
Paris, March 22. It was an impressive
scene yesterday when the president of the
assize court asked the Panama canal scan
dal prisoners at the bar if they had any
thing to say in their behalf before the jury
retired to deliberate on their fates. Charles
de Lesseps arose with flushed face, and in
a voice choked with indignation said: "I
only desire to remind the jury that my
father, after the comoletiou of the Suez
I canal, was urged to undertake the Pan
ama canal construction for the aggrandize
ment of France. It was my duty as a son
to stand by father and assist him, and this
I did. I have done my best conscientiously
Sans Leroy Makes a Protest.
He then said that many facts had been
distorted and concealed and that the jury
should consider that it was to sit in judg
ment on one who had endeavored to lead
an upright life. Sans Ieroy made an im
passioned protest against the charge, at
tributing it to cowardly enemies who
sought his ruin. Then the jury retired,
and after an absence of an hour and a half
reported a verdict.
Verdict of the Jury.
The verdict found Del.esseps and Blon
din guilty with extenuating circumstances;
Baihaut, guilty without extenuating cir
cuiustances, and Foutainne, Sans Leroy,
Beral. Dngue, Gobelon and Prauit, not
fiuilty. The judge tentenced DcLesseps to
one year's imprisonment, Blondin two
years, and Baihaut five years and loss of
civil rights He must also rostore 753, TOO
WASHBURNE INDULGES IN SARCASM.
Its Fate To Be Decided by
of the Men.
Pittsburg, March 22. The great strike
by the Monongahela river coal miners,
which has been waged so bitterly and at
such tremendous cost on both sides for the
past seven months, may reach a crisis to
morrow. At that time a convention of
miners representing the fifty mines' be
tween Pittsburg and Brownsville will be
held at Monongahela City, when an im
portant conference on the strike situation
will be held. This action was determined
on at a late hour Monday uight at a meet
ing at Monongahela City.
Nothing to Do but Take a Tote.
The miners of the W. II. Brown
Black Diamond works and the Ivil and
Catsbury mines of the Catsbury Coal com
pany held a meeting at 'that place Mon
day, and while they voted to stand out
firm for the 8 cent rate they passed a
resolution in favor of holding a meeting to
be composed of delegates from all the pits
along the river. The same action was
taken by the men at S. S. Crump & Co. 'a
works and many others, so the executive
board deemed it advisable to call such a
meeting at once. Every delegate will go
fully instructed, thus leaving, little or
nothing to do except take a vote on
whether they will declare the strike off or
stay out for the price.
foreign Holidays for Chicago seem
Make Him Weary.
Chicago, March 22. Mayor Washburne
sent an order to the Leads of departments
in the city hall yesterday calling their at
tention to the council order declaring to
day a holiday in honor of Emperor Will
iam's birthday, and at the same time giv
ing exptession to some rather cutting sar
casm. While nominally obeyiug the order,
the message will have the actual effect of
Wants It Made Comprehensive.
The order closes with the following para
graph: I desire to here commend the
tpirit which dictated the setting apart of
this day and the setting apart of March 1?
by the city council as American holidays,
and 1 trust that the council in its wisdom,
having recognized the cosmopolitan char
acter of the population . of our city by
granting holidays to two different nation
alities whose blood here comingles in the
production of the American citizen, will
now enable the city employes of other na
tionalities to properly commemorate the
birth of all dead saints and heroes, as well
as the birth of all reigning uionarchs.
Would Throw in a Pew Americans.
"If the catalogue of dead and living
saint Audnonarchs be not sufficient to
exhaust the secular days of the year, I
would suggest that the council, as a
change, appropriate the few remaining
days by closing the city hall in order that
we may commemorate the birth of a few
STANDS FAST BY FREE TRADE.
The British Chamber of Commerce Associ
ation Rejects a Canadian Offer.
London. March 22. The thirty-third
annual meeting of the Association of
Chambers of Commerce of the United King
dom was held here yesterday. One of the
most important subjects before the cham
ber is that relating to British trade rela
tions with Canada. Upon this question the
Birmingham chamber of commerce intro
duced the following resolution: "That as
in the opinion of this meeting the future
prosperity of British commerce must in
creasingly depend upon our commercial re
lations with our colonies, and recognizing
the fact that Canada has by the res olution
of her parliament invited the mother coun
try to enter into an arrangement for re
ciprocally preferential duties, we hereby
urge upon the government the necessity
of taking that invitation into their imme
diate ana most serious consideration."
No Preferential Duties. . -
The resolution of the Canadian parlia
ment is as follows - "That if and when the
parliament' of Great Britain and '" Iceland
admits Canadian products to the markets
of the United Kingdom upon more liberal
terms than it accords to the produce of
foreign countries the parliament of Cana
da will be prepared to accord correspond
ing advantages by a substantial reduction
in the duties which it imposes upon Brit
ish manufactured goods." After consider
able discussion the resolution in favor of
preferential duties in favor of Canada was
DOINGS OF ILLINOIS SOLONS.
Another Appeal for Harris.
New York, March 22. Lawyer William
F. Howe will go to Albany, March 23, to
make a personal appeal to the governor in
behalf of his client, Carlyle Harris, the
convicted murderer. Mr. Howe will ask
the governor to summon the people who
made affidavits on which Harris' appeal to
Recorder Smythe was based and those pre
sented by the district attorney, and per
sonally examine them. -
A lew Bills Passed but Talk Occupies the
SPIUN'G FIELD, March 21. The 6onate yes
terday received many petitions in favor of
giving women the right to vote at town
ship elections. They were referred to a
special committee. A petition for the re
pair of the Lincoln monument was also
referred. A bill was introduced providing
inspection of state banks on the national
system. The bill appropriating to the
state university the money granted by con
grass in lS'JO was passed.
; Mrs. ScholOeld Gets SS.OOO.
The'house resolved to meet today at 9 a.
m. The rest of the day was nearly used
up discussing a bill to give Justice Schol
field's widow $3,000, which was passed.
The bill requiring Chicngo railways to ele
vate their tracks was reported adversely,
and a motion to read it the first time any
how, was defeated 71 to 34. The resolu
tion providing for a constitutional conven
tion was postponed a week, and tne com
pulsory educational bill to Thursday. A
number of new bills were introduced.
A 15-Year-Old Boy to Uang.
TbestoH, N. J., March 22. John Hill, a
colored boy only 15 years old, is to be
hanged in Camden on April 14. 'A petition
in favor of commuting the sentence to im
prisonment for life came before the court
of pardons yesterday. The court dismissed
the petition and if the governor does not
interfere he will be executed on the date
The Interstate Corn Palace and Fair
association has been organized at Sioux
City, la., with 1100,000 capital, to suc
ceed the Corn Palace association.
President Cleveland Nominates a Number
Washington, March 22. Presi -tlcnt
Cleveland this morning made
the following; nominations: , John S.
Seymour of Connecticut, as corumis
gioncr of the general land office; E.
A. Bowers of Washington as assist
ant; W. II. Simmsof Mississippi, as
assistant secretary of the interior;
Max Judl of Missouri, as consil to
Block Burned at Chicago.
Chicago, March 23. The Hoag Manu
facturing block was destroyed by fire last
night entailing a total loss of $3,000; in
surance about $31,000. The loss on build
ing is $15,000; Clark & Prist er lose $30,000,
insurance $7,000; W. D. Hoag $8,000, insur
ance 51,600; Kobert Johns 13,000, insur
ance $10,000; M. J. McKay $10,000, fully in
sured; Storey & Co. $o,0X, partly insured.
Agreed on a Wage Scale.
Youngstown", O., March 22. The em
ployes of the American Tube and Iron com
pany met the officials yesterday protesting
against their wages being reduced 10 per
cent. A scale was adopted mutually satis
factory and the work wiJJ continue to rue
LIVESTOCK AND PRODUCE MARKETS.
Chicago, March 2L
Following were the quotations on the board
of trade today: Wheat March, opened
?;!Vhc, closed 736e: May, opened 76Lc closed
76Hc; July, opened 73c, closed 72'fjo. Corn
March, opened 41Wfc, closed 41Hrc: May,
opened 43?j closed 4;i-'c; July, opened 44c,
closed 44;sc. Oats May. opened 8236c
closed 33?&c; June, opened 32!4c, closed 82f6c;
July, opened 32c, closed S2c Pork
May, opened J18.02V6. closed $18.00; July,
opened S17.S7W. closed $17.90; September,
opened $17.90. closed $17.90. Lard May,
opened $12,15. closed $12.15.
Live stock Hogs: The price at the Union
stock yards today ranged as follows:
Receipts for the day 14.000; quality fair;
left over about 1.5U0: market was
rather active early at 5c advance, but ruled
easier, with the advance lost; packers taking
hold slowly; sales ranged at $1.85,7.15 pigs,
$7.0537.55 light, $7.ii&7.55 rough packing,
$7.3537.80 mixed, and (7.5037.65 heavy pack
ing and shipping lots. .
Cattle Receipts for the day 12.000; quality
fain market rather active and firm; prices
4310c higher; quotations ranged at $5.40
6.15 choice to extra shipping steers, $4.5035.30
good to choice da. $3.9034.35 fair to good.
$3.6033.95 common to medium do, $3.4033.9)
butchers' steers, $2.50(33.40 Blockers, $2.4034.35
Texas steers. $3.5034.30 feeders, $2.00330
cows. $3.0034.10 heifers. $2.2533.75 bolls, and
$3.007.25 veal calves. . -
Sheep Receipts for the day 7,000; quality
fain market rather active and prices un
changed; quotations ranged at $4.0035.35
per 100 lbs westerns. $15035.50 natives, and
Prodnce: Butter Fancy separar..-J&J3
27c per lb; fancy dairy. 2425c; packing
stock, 15316c Eggs Fresh stock. 18l!o
per doz. Dressed poultry Chickens, 11312a
per lb; turkeys. 13315c; ducks, 13314c;
geese. 1012c Potatoes Wisconsin Bur
banks. 75378c per bn: Hebron, 68372c; Peer
less. 65366c; Rose t370c Sweet potatoes
Illinois: $3.5034 50 per bbL Apples-Fair to
good. $2.2533.00 per bbl; fancy, $12S(J4.00.
Cranberries Jerseys, fancy, $10.00311.00 per
bbl. Honey White clover in 1-pound sec
tions, 14316c per lb; broken comb, 10c; dark
comb, good condition. 635c; extracted. 74J3c
New York, March 21.
Wheat May, T6I6376V4C; June. 77c; July.
T777?sc; September, Kc Rye Nominal;
western, 80S4c Barley Dull and firm.
Corn Dull and lower; April. 51J4c; May,
SOMc; July. 50H350asc; No. 2. 5335 Wc;
steamer mixed. 52353c Oats No. 2, quiet and
easier; May, 37337Jc; state. o350c; west
ern, 3935UC Pork Moderate demand; firm;
new mess. $19.50319.75: old nos, $19.00
19.23; extra prime nominal. Lard Quiet and
nominal; steam rendered, $12.30.
Live Stock: Cattle-No trading in beeves:
dressed beef, firm: native aides, fx9c per lb.
Sheep and Lambs Sheep, steady; lambs,
active and firm; sheep. $4.fc535.95 per 100 lbs;
lambs. $6.2536.90- Hogs-Market weak; live
hogs. $7.6038.10 per 1001b.
; Th Iwx-al Market -4
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.- W Beat 74376c. -..;' -
Corn 45U4HC- . ...
' Oau 50334c. N
Hay Timothv. $13. U0: opUod. flOQll ; slouch
$9.00; baled. CO.OOSll.OO.
Bntter Fair to choice !h ; creamery,
Erc Frefh. 17cJ18.
Pooiirv Chicken. 9c; torfecya
flock!-. liv4c; geeec, 10c.
mt'IT AND VEOSTABT.KS
Apple $4 00 pprbbl.'
Onloue $l.0per bll
Turnipt txicpe-r bn.
F L1VS STOCK
Cattle Butchers py for
45c; cows arid uc1tw.
Hoe 73 74 c.
8 beep 43Ai.
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