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VOL. XLI NO. 141
ROCK ISLAND. FRIDAY, MARCH 31. 1893.
Single OopleeC Ceat
Per Weak ISM Onl
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 insoection will oronounce it overwhelm
ingly superior to any we have ever shown.
have taken advanta e of every opportunity in making our selectioa, in order to give
the people of this city and vicinity the choicest deaigas from theprodact of nearly every
manuractnrer 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, Painting, or
anything pertaining to Interior Decorating:
Room Moulding to match wall paper.
Window Shades ready made and to order, all colors.
Picture Frames latest styles.
R. ORlVIPTOTsT & CO.
holeeaie and retail book sellers and stationers.
1727 Second avenue. Bock Island
Men's Artistic Tailoring.
The Fashionable Fabrics for Spring and Summer have
j all and leave your order.
t&b Block Opposite Harper Housk.-
W. TREFZ & C
2011 Fourth Avenue,
tfirkasfeld's Old Stand.
Properly Provided for at the
A REPLY TO CERTAIN CALUMNIES.
President Higlnbothara state Ibe Facta
They Are ana Aware tbe Public that
There Will Neither Be Imposition Nor
Extortion Fifty Cent Cover Every
thing In the Fair Proper Interesting
Exhibit or Life Saving An. Enormous
Block of Coal Other Feature.
Chicago, March 3L President Higin
botham, of the World's Columbian exposi
tion, in order to correct certain erroneous
statements in regard to the fair, which
have been given wide circulation, has
issued the following statement, dated
"World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago,
To the Public: Because of many mis
representations and misstatements relative
to exposition management and affair be
ing in circulation through the press and
otherwise, both in this country and abroad;
and in reply to many letters of inquiry or
complaint touching the same matters, it
seems advisable that some official state
ment regarding them should be made to
the public Therefore I respectfully ask
that Jtht widest publicity be given to the
fol filing facts:
Provision for Public Comfort.
1. The exposition will be opened in
readiness for visitors on May 1.
2. An abundant of drinking water, the
best supplied to any great city in the
world, will be provided free to all. The re
port that a charge would be made for
drtAking water probably arose from the
fact that Hygeia water can also be had by
those who may desire it at l cent a glass.
3. -r Ample provisions for seating will be
made without charge.
t. About 1.500 toilet rooms and closets
will be located at convenient points in the
buildings and about the grounds, and they
will be absolutely free to the public. This is
as large a number in proportion to the esti
mated attendance as has ever been pro
Tided in any exposition.
In addition to these there will also be
nearly an equal number of lavatories and
toilet rooms of a costly and handsome
character as exhibits, for the use of which
a charge of 5 cents will be made.
: Fifty Cents Covers the Show.
5. -The admission fee of 50 cents will en
title the visitor to see and enter all the ex
position buildings, inspect the exhibits,
and hi short to see everything within the
exposition grounds, except the Esquimau
village and the California cliff dwellings.
For these as well as for the special attrac
tionston ' midway plaisance a small fee
will be charged.
Ko Extortion To Be Tolerated. :
6. Imposition "or extortion of Tiny de
scription will not be tolerated.
7. Free medical and emergency hos
pital service is provided on the grounds by
the exposition management.
8. The bureau of public comfort will
provide commodious free waiting-rooms,
including spacious ladies' parlor and toilet
rooms in various parts of the grounds.
II. X. Higixbotham, President.
Full Keply to Criticism.
This reply is intended to answer all the
charges that have been made against the
management in regard to their dealings
with concessionaries. The stories circu
lated extensively throughout the country
were to the effect that the exposition ili
recrs had licensed concessionaries to levy
heavy charges on .all visitors and that once
within the gates of the tfir they would be
subjected to high charges for everything
LIFE SAVING TO BE SHOWN.
navy yam, to ace as' escurtto tne Dnte oi '
Veragua and the other Spanish grandees i
who are coming to the World's fair. The !
Spanish party js due in New York on
Manuscript Will Not Be There.
Washington. March 31. Visitors to the
World's fair will not find on exhibtion
the original manuscripts of the declaration
of independence and of the constitution of
the United States. After all these pre
cious documents will not be sent to Chi
cago. They will be kept in the state de
partment, where they are at present. So
many protests were received by the de
partment against sending them that the
document being so frail and much torn
anyhow .t was determined not to send
them, although elaborate preparations
had been made to that end.
GOT A LITTLE MOVE ON THEM.
Illinois Legislators Do Some Business Pre
paratory to a "Lay OAT."
Springfield, March 31. Governor AH
geld's propositions to abolish the board of
claims and the fish commission were sent
to the judiciary committee yesterday by
the senate. All the nominations sent in
Wednesday were confirmed. A joint reso
lution adjourning the legislature from to
day to April 5 was passed, as was the reso
lution to enable theJChicago'yacht clubs to
build a breakwater off Jackson park. The
bill to increase the salaries of Chicago elec
tion commissioners was sent to third read
ing, and the bills were pasued to insure
uniformity in bank assessments: to enable
executors to close an estate without dan
ger of prosecution; and to abolish the
claims commission. The bill requiring ail
teachers in the public schools to have
either state or county certificates was sen t
to third reading.
An Opinion from Moloney.
In the house a communication was re
ceived from the attorney general the sub
stance of which was that state auditors
had no perqnisities and should pay all the
fees received into the stats treasury; conse
quently all the previous auditors had
broken the law; referred. The house then
concurred in the joint adjournment resolu
tion by which the legislature gets another
week's rest and recreation. The bill in
favor of the Chicago yacht clubs was re
ferred. The hill to reduce the rate of in
terest or. tax titles was ordered to first
reading tin a motion to reconsider the vote
by which the adverse report thereon was
A PRESIDENT IN LIMBO.
A Complete Outfit, Including an Imitation
New YoKk, .March 31. Lieutenant
Charles II. McLfllan, of the United Suites
revenue marine, detailed as ass-istant in
spector of the United States life saving
service, in command of the service along
the New Jersey coast, including the entire
thirty-four stations from Sandy Hook to
Cape ,May, will have charge of the exhibit
of ttfe service at the World's fair. He de
scribes himself as the "Barnum of the life
saving service." He has beeu connected
with it for fourteen years and has had
charge of the exhibition stations at Lon
don, at New Orleans, at Cincinnati and
All the Latest Appliances.
"A station has been erected on the beach
at Jackson park," be said to a reporter,
which contains all the latest and best ap
pliances. A crew of eight men, taken from
one of the lake stations, will garrison it,
and there will be a daily drill illustrative
of the methods employed to save life and
property, The beach will be patrolled and
an imitation wreck will be placed off shore,
to which lines will be shot, with which the
use of the breeches buoy will be demon
strated. The lifeboats will be manned and
put out also, and the use of signals will be
Be of San Domingo Gets Afoul of Some
New YOHK.March 31. The Clyde Line
Steamship Saginaw arrived from San
Domingo yesterday. The passengers bring
news of the arrest of the president of San
Domingo by French naval officers in San
Domingo City. According to the story the
president had taken (62,000 from a French
bank, the manager of which called upon
the two French cruisers lying in the har
bor to prevent the escape of the president
to Monte Cristo, whither he was about to
start to quell an insurrection. The presi
dent's sudden descent upon the bank was
the outcome of a legal suit between hi u
and some of the French residents involving
the payment of money.
Couldn't Wait for the Courts.
The case was sent to a higher court for
judgment, but apparently this was delayed
too long to suit the president. So he or
dered out his militia with instructions to
seize whatever Freuch gold tbey could find.
The soldiers proceeded to the bank on
March 14, broke down the doors, and blew
open the vault and carried off 502,000 iu
cash. The French commander on the
cruiser was apprised of the outrage and
sent an armed force ashore who captured
the president as he was about to proceed to
j Monte Cristo, a place on the Dominican
i and llaytien borders. The president was
j held in custody and word was sent to
j France regarding the affair.
ANOTHER CRISiS IN FRANCE.
The Great Krspp Gun.
New Yokk, March 3L The 123-ton gun
which was sent by Krupp, of Essen, Ger
many, for the World's Columbian exposi
tion will be landed from the steamship
Longueil, which brought it from Hamburg
to this country, at Sparrows' Point, near
Baltimore, Md., on Saturday, April 1.
This gun, with many other exhibits of
Krupp, will be forwarded to Chicago on
a large open iron car about fifty feet long,
resting on thirty-two wheels, built ex
pressly for this purpose by the Pennsyl
Eleven Tons or Coat In One Lump.
CHICAGO, March 31. Ohio has added an
eleven-ton lump to its show in the Mining
building. It is a chunk of anthracite coal,
dug in the Hocking Valley region, and it
is thought to be the biggest thing of its
kind in the world. It contains 504 square
feet, weighs 23.-450 pounds, and one hunk
of this size would be sufficient to keep an
ordinary household warm for a year.
Will Escort the Spanish Dike.
Washington-, March 3L At the request
of the state department Secretary Herbert
baa designated Commander F. W. Dick
ens, U- S. N., stationed at the Washington
' Senate and Chamber Fail to Agree and
the Cabinet Falls.
Pahis, March. 31. The conflict on the
the budget between the chamber of depu
ties and the senate yesterday resulted in
the downfall of the ministry. The imme
diate cause of the crisis was a division of
opinion between senators and deputies as
to the respective prerogatives of the two
chambers in matters of financial legisla
tion. The liquor law amendment bill was
originally a part of the budget and was
sent as such by the deputies to the sena
tors; The senators decided that the bill
ought to be separated from the budget.and
were supported in this decision by the gov
ernment. A Matter of Legislative Prerogative.
The decision was unpalatable to the
deputies, as was showu by the budget
committee's resolution, passed despite the
earnest protests of Premier Ribot and Fi
nance Minister Tiranl, that the deputies
assert their rights in financial matters and
return the budget to the senate without
considering the amendments of the senate
thereto. The ministry immediately went
to the Elysee and laid their resignations
before Carnot, who tried in vain to induce
them to recall their action. Last night
the chamber clinched the action by refus
ing to vote on account to cover the next
two months the vote being 504 to 5 in the
THOUGHT IT THE DEVIL'S WORK.
A Mexican Girl Gets Out of Her Coffin
Inring the Wake.
DriSANGO, Mex., March 31. The lower
classes of this city are greatly stirred up
over a remarkable occurrence which took
place Wednesday night. Miss Juana Jua
rez died after a brief illness. She was
placed in a rude box, in lieu of a coffin,
and her sorrowing relatives proceeded to
hold a lively wake over tba apparently
Was Rather Startling.
In the midst of the ceremony Juan
opened her eyes and seeing the candles
around her jumped from her coffin and
asked with surprise what was the mean
ing of it all. The attendants fled in fright,
thinking the resurrection was the work of
the deviL A priest was speedily sum
moned and succeeded in allaying the fears
ot the relatives.
William K Brooks & Co., dealers in fur
niture at Boxton, bare failed with liabili
ties of 1100,000. .
CHOCTAW FACTIONS ASSEMBLING.
An Ezeellent Prospect for More Blood
shed Near Antlers.
Aktlers, I. T., March VI. Both factions
of Choc taws are massing their forces and a
battle seems to be only & question of a few
hours. At 8 o'clock last night 100 militia
men gathered at Goodland and were get
ting everything in readiness to attack
Locke. Governor Jones is en route and
will reach Paris, Tex., today. Locke is in
a strongly fortified camp three miles north
east of here beyond the Klamitia river.
A Call on the Cnlted States.
Fears are entertained Jthat some nt.
citizens may be killed. United States
Commissioner Gibbons telegraphed the sit
uation to Indian Agent Bennett at Muska
gee and told him that if he wanted to pre
vent bloodshed he must act at once. He
also telegraphed the interior department
the status of affairs. There is a faint hope
that they may intercede and stop the
The Alleged Clayton Murderer.
BUTTE, Mont., March 31. Sheriff White,
of Conway county. Ark., arrived here yes
terday and will leave tomorrow for home
with Frank Hickey and II. W. Burkhardt,
the former of whom is the alleged mur
derer of John M. Clayton, and the latter
the man who informed on him. Sheriff
White had an interview with Hickey yes
terday in jail. Hickey told him that he
was in the penitentiary at Walla Walla,
Wash., when Clayton was killed, but add
ed that from what he had learned from
Burkhardt since the occurrence Bnrkhardt
himself was one of the murderers.
LIVESTOCK AND PRODUCE MARKETS.
Chicago, Match 30.
Following were the quotations on the
board of trade today: Wheat March, opened
T5Hc, closed 5Mc; May .opened 7t)4, closed 7896;
July, opened 73&e, closed 73Znc Corn March,
opened 4c. closed 40J41; May, opened 41 He,
closed 419gc; July, opened 42tc, closed 429$c
Oats May, opened 31'HtC, closed tXftfc: June,
opened aosc, closed SOHc; July, opened
closed SOHc Pork May, opened 117.10, closed
$17.13; July, opened $17.15, closed $17J0;
September, opened $17.10, closed $17.30. Lard
May. opened $11.80, closed $10.05.
Live Stock: The prices at the Union
Stock yards today ranged as follows:
Hogs Estimated receipts for the day 13,000;
quality fain left over about 5,900; market
dul and demoralized; packers and shippers
buying slowly: prices tor the day tanged
dabout lie lower; sales ranged at $4.0&
6.80 pigs. $0,553-7.03 light, $6.85(27.05 tough
packing. $6.8037.25 mixed, Jand $7.1037.40
heavy packing and shipping lots.
Produce: Butter Fancy separator, 29c per
lb; fancy dairy, 2&327; packing stock, lS&Uc.
Eggs Fresh stock, 14V4c per dos. Dressed
Poultry Chickens, 12H13c per lb; turkeys,
l&15c; ducks, UMt'&VDc. geese. $5.0003.00
per dos. Potatoes Bur banks, 7578 per bush
el; Hebrons, 7&73c per bushel: Peerless, 7
?Sc; Rose. 70375c Sweet Potatoes Fair to
ehofftv S3.75t&4.60 per barrel. Apples Com
mon stock. $00i3JL2i per barrel; fair to good,
$SJO3.0Q; Xfrey, $3-25- Honey White clover
in 1-lb seetioSSj jfffil$c per lb; broken comb,
10c; dark comb, good Condition 10&14c; ex
tracted, 6&8c per lb.
Cattle Estimated receipts for the day
12.5H0: quality only fair; market rather
active on local and shipping accoupt
feeling firm: prices 5310c higher; quota
tions ranged at $5.403i.25 shipping steers,
$4.0Oj$4.40 fair to good. S3.65&3.95 common to
medium do. $3.5U&4.30 butchers steers. $2.50
3.40 stoekcrs. $3.50(34.00 feeders. $2.00(23.50
cows. $:.0,r!,4.3J heifers. $2.2.&3.75 bulls,
$2.404.3i Texas steers, and J3.007.25 veal
Sheep Estimated receipts for the day 10,000;
quality fair; market fairly active and prices
unchanged; quotations ranged at $4.00x35
per 100 lbs westerns. $3.50ii .3J natives, and
Nkw York. March 30.
Wheat Aprrl, 74c; May. 7i!!i75 9-16c:
June, 70 7-16c; July. 7Tt..l4C. Kyo Dull
but steady: western. tliiis.j. Barley Dull
and tirm; state. UK"0; western, 60Sc;
No. 1 Toronto. H!c. May. 4?H-3-4tc: July,
4S;l&t,.V; steamer mixed. 4,4itoi1c. Oats
No. 2 dull, tinner; May, 6- 7-16i335;6c;
July, 35; hc; western. o7.ti.4Sc. Pork Easy;
new k.-s, SW.73aia.00; old mess, S1S.30S&
18.75. Lard yuiet and nominal.
Live Stock: Cattle No trading in beeves:
dressed beef, t-teady: native sides, ,&Sc per
lb. Sheep and Lambs Market active, strong,
c per lb higher; S:hecp.$.37(&o.75 per 100 lbs;
lambs. $7.12v7.50, llos Market lower; live
hogs, S7.3tviU.00 per IOJ lbs.
1 lie I.orul Jl erket.
iluv Timothv. Sli.00: upland, fl IJ1 . fU utb
10.00: haicd. $ 10.00 11.00.
Better rair to choice, SOfiKc ; crearoerv, 26c.
EK Fn -h. ltaii-
VonUrv Chicken. 12'.ic; turkev .
docke, 1-Hc; geese, 10Y.
FKriT AND V KG STABLE.
Apples fi 00 twrbt .'
onions H . 0 per bbl.
Turnips (i c ter ba
Cattic Bntcbers psy for core fed etes
44; cows and neifei, 2HS3.c csjvel
LESS THAU HA LP THE
PRICE: OF OTHER BRANDS
-r POUNDS,20. -fe.
HALVES,! 0 QUARTERS;!
SOLO IN CANS ONLY