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ROCK ISLAND. FRIDAY, APRIL 21. 1893.
Slagl Copies Onk
Per Wask ISM Onk
far the Largest and Best Stocked Clothing
House in the Three Cities.
New Clothing than all the rest of the
Clothing Houses in Rock Island combined.
old Damaged goods to palm off on you
for Fresh Goods, but
GOOD, Honest fresh Merchandise
AT EXTREMELY LOW PRICES.
0 Dozen .Men's Balbrigan Shirts and Drawers worth 25 cents for 12 l-2c
J Dozen Men's Balbrigan Shirts and Drawers worth 75 cents for ) l-2c
CO Dozen Boy's Shirts and Drawers worth 25 to 40 cents for 12 l-2c
0 different styles Men's Suits
WORTH $15. OO FOR $8.99.
They all claim to give you good values; see this line before buying,
b'O Ghilds Suits worth up to $.00 for $2J9.
This is a qood line of goods for you, Boy's Shirt Waists worth 25c for 9c.
Our selection of new designs for the comins: sea
son is nearly all in stock, and we feel confident
your insnection will oronounce it overwhelm
ingly superior to any we have ever shown.
have taken advanta e of erery opportunity in making our selectioa, iu order to give
the people of this city and vicinity the choicest de3ias from th-i product of nearly t-very
manufacturer in this country, at the vnry lowest prices. We emoloy only first class
workmen, and shall be pleased to receivs your orders for Papar Hanging, Painting, or
anything pertaining to Interior Decorating:
oom Moulding to match wall paper.
indow shades ready made and to order, all colors.
icture Frames latest styles.
JR. CRAMPTON fc GO.
olesale and retail book sellers and stationers. 1727 Second avenue. Bock Island.
en s Artistic Tailoring.
The Fashionable Fabrics for Spring 'and 8ummer have
' 3 all andleave your order.
8tab Block Opposite Habpsb House:
If lost you can recover it
quickly and be healthier
and wealthier by using
For sale at'
Hakpeb House Pharmacy.
Two Fatalities in the Fight at
ATTACK ON THE CONVICT STOCKADE
The Fight Carried on at Close Oaarters
Rebellion Miners Fire Through, the
Portholes A Demand for the Release of
the Convicts Refused, and the Rattle
Opens Guard Repulse Their Assail
ants Treachery of a Prisoner
Nashville, April 21. The causae of the
sudden departure of troops froom this city
was the news of an early morning attack
of the miners on the convict stockade at
Tracey City. The attack was repulsed
with the loss of two lives as far as known
at this writing. Of the miners one Rob
Irwiu was killed and two Matthew Par
eons and another unknown were wound
ed. Guard Walilen was fatally woundel
and Deputy Warden Shriver shot in the
head not seriously. The troops sent far
ward were two companies of infantry and
a section of aitillery about 200 men in all.
Guards Ready for Trouble.
'Warden Burton was in Xashville Dep
uty Warden Schriver being in charge but
when he learned of the intended attack
left at once for the front. Deputy Warden
Schriver had not been idle and when his
chief reached the stockade he found about
forty men on guard amply supplied with
ammunition. Pickets had been posted
outside the stockade and spies had been
detailed to ascertain the time and method
of attack. A fev.- minutes liefore 11 o'clock
Deputy Warden Schriver, Sheriff Sanders
and ex-Slieriff DeJarnette hea-d a loud
knock at the stockade gate. At once the
gate swung back on its hinjies and there
In the gloom stood three men heavily
Were Not Making Any Terms.
'Upon what terms will you release the
convicts:'" asked the tallest of the men, a
strapping youu fellow of about 25.
"They will not be released at all," jeplied
"Well, we will have them," said the lead
er, at the same time saying that he and
his companions represented TOO miners and
that they had the dynamite and the arms
to do it. Then he held up in his hand a
dynamite cartridge, such as is used in
blasting away coal.aml was on the point of
making a threatening movement when the
deputy warden and the sheriff seized him
and dragged him inside thegate and closed
it. As soon as their companion was
seized and before the guards could get
their hands on them the other two walked
rapidly away, brandishing their arms as
The Fight Was Muzzle to Muzzle.
The captured miner had hardly been
gotten inside the little room near the gate
before the guards heard the patter of the
lead hail fropa a score of weapons. Bya
preconcerted yjig.a-J,he shots came from
every side of the stockade, and the cuards
were for a moment carried completely off
their feet. The miners had closed in on
the stockade, and were actually poking the
muzzles of their guns through the port
holes. In an instant the guards were at
their posts, and then the fusillade fforu the
outside was answered by a volley from the
inside. The miners, however, had the ad
vantage, as the lights inside enabled them
to see every movement of the beleaguered
inmates. The latter, however, took the up
per port-holes., and the battle raged fur
iously for a few minutes.
Expected to Iie in their Tracks.
Fully 500 shots were fired and every man
on the inside expected every moment to
be his last. Deputy Sheriff Schriver had
climbed into the second story of the stof k
ade where he could look down on the
beseigers. He had hardly gotten into the
room before a miner paw him in the
lamplight and drew a bead on him. Schri
ver, however, saw his game and both fired
almost simultaneously. Schriver was shot
twice in the right side of the face, while
his adversary fell dead. In the meantime,
the captured leader, who proved to be a
young miner named Joe Grantham, had
been released by Sheriff Sanders upon a
promise that he would go out and stop the
HOW WALDEN GOT HIS WOUND.
Old Men Sot at the Meetings.
At these meetings the; older heads were
conspicuous by their absence. They had
come to the conclusion that it was useless
to further object to the labor of their
hated competitors. One Sunday about a
month ago a meeting was held by these
malcontents and at its conclusion a couple
of dynamite cartridges were exploded as a
signal that an attack would be made.
Some few weeks ago a mewits at which
there were about thirty miners was held
and the plan of the attack agreed tipon
which has just been made.
Troops Arrive on the Scene.
The troops have gone into camp now at
the scene and everything is quiet. There
were fears that the Coal Creek miners
would be emboldened to attack the stock
ade there, but the news is that there is no
signs of trouble. It is not thought that
troops will be necessary more than a couple
CARLISLE'S POLICY ANNOUNCED.
lie Will Not I'se the Gold Reserve I nder
Washington, April 21. The atatement
furnished the public by the secretary of the
treasury is one of the most important
declarations made on financial matters
since the days of the redemption of specie
payments. Carlisle quotes the law and
then defines his powers. He shows that
when the $100,000,000 of gold held in reserve
for the redemption of greenbacks is reached
he has no authority to use it for any other
purpose than the redemption of greenbacks.
This declaration carries with it an an
nouncement by implication that bullion
notes, or as they are commonly called
"treasury notes," must then be redeemed
in silver, either certificates orcein, al
though it is expressly stated on their face
that they are redeemable in coin.
Taking every advantage cf the strict
construction of the law the holder of the
treasury note who presents it for redemp
tion when the limit of free gold is reached
will obtain silver coin and nothing else. Car
lisle makes no uncertain sound regarding
his position on the bond issue. He will is
sue no bonds to increase the gold reserve
and he gives tle reasons why he cn.nnot in
his opinion. When the f 100,000,000 point
is reached nnd greenbacks are presented
for gold, gold will !e paid from the re
serve, whirli is there for that purpose.
What ilf iTect of this will be cannot bo
predict d. V'.it according to the best judg
ment there will be no financial disturb
ance whatever and the depletion of gold
will pmliably cease.
Carlisle says that as long as there is free
gold he will redeem the treasury (bullion)
notes in that metal in pursuance of the
purpose of the government to keep all its
currency on a parity with gold, but adds
that under this process the government has
been and is now paying gold for silver
bullion and storing the silver in its vaults,
where it is as useless for any purpose of
circulation or redemption as iron, lead or
any other commodity. The government
in the first place issues a coin treasury note
in payment for silver bullion and then the
coin treasury note is presented at a sub
linsmy ami sold is paid out for itf o ttfat
the effect is precisely the same as if the
gold were paid directly for the silver in the
The secretary says there is now .S35,000
free gold in the treasury and $740,000,000 of
gold in the country and he adds: "Arrange
ments are now iu progress by which more
gold is to be procured from the west, and I
hope that a sufficient quantity will be se
cured to keep the gold reserve intact.
There is gold enough in the country to
meet all the requirements of the situation,
and if all who are really interested in main
taining a sound and stable currency would
assist the secretary of the treasury to the
extent of their abilities, the existing diffi
culties would soon be removed."
The argument of the secretary against
the continued purchase of silver and the
issuance of notes thereon redeemable in
coin is all that the most vigorous opponents
of the continuance of the present silver
legislation could desire. Mr. Carlisle is
significantly silent in regard to the issuance
of bonds should a certain contingency be
reached, but his views on the bond ques
tion are so well known that it scarcely
need be repeated to make it emphatic.
MKS. GEN. HANCOCK DEAD.
Uis ISody Filled With Jtuckshot Fired
Through a Tort Hole.
He played traitor, however, for after his
release Guard Walden received a full
charge of s even shot in his breast, stom
ach and bowels, the shot coming from a
gun stuck through one of the port holes.
The fire from the stockade began to grow
too hot and when Bob Irwin had fallen a
victim to Schriver's aim and several others
had been seriously wounded the beseiging
party broke for a nearby hill overlooking
the stockade, where for an hour or so they
fired down on the guards. About 12:80 a.
m. rain began to fall and the firing,
though continued at intervals, had no
effect. By daylight the miners had disap
peared and the stillness around the stock
ade was only broken by the crowing of the
cocks in the valley below.
Calling the Roll of Los ses.
Bob Irvine, the dead miner, was a mar
ried man with one child and a widowed
mother to support. He was doubtless one
of the leaders. Deputy Warden Dan W.
Schriver is shot in the right side of the
face, one of the buckshot passing into the
auricular cavity. Dr. Sutton thinks he will
he all right before long. Guard S. A. Wel
deu is dangerously wounded and Dr. Pot
ter was uncertain as to the outcome. From
the best information obtainable five of the
attacking party were wounded, but only
one of them, a man named Parsons, is re
ported to be fatally shot. Another is said
to have sustained a dangerous wound, but
no one was able to tell his name orthose of
Beginning os the New Trouble.
When the convicts were returned to this
region after the troubles last year there
were bitter comments, but the Tennessee
Coal, Iron, and Railroad officials acted so
cleverly toward the alleged leaders of the
miners and the men who had been in the
insurrection that after a while amicable
relations were apparently resumed, and
things went along in a harmonious man
ner. But the younger and more headstrong
element talked over their wrongs while at
work In tha mines, and at last began to
bold secret raeetings.
The Succession of Itereavements Which
Shortened Her Life.
New York, April 21. After a lingering
illness of many months Mrs. Almira Han
cock, widow of Major General Winfield S.
Hancock, died at 4:30 yesterday afternoon
at the residence of
niece, Mrs. Eu
gene Griffin, in
strength had been
away under the
subtle influence of
: a succession of sor-
' rows that had sub-
dued her naturally
I cheerful disposi-
' tion and with
' drawn her from
society during the
later years of her
life. Her only
daughter, Ada Elizabeth, a remarkably
beautiful and accomplished girl, died in
this city on the ISth of March, 1S75, at the
age of lfc. Her mother, Mrs. Russell, died
at the general's official residence on Gov
ernor's Island on the 24th of April. 1883.
Her only son, Russell, died in Mississippi
on the 30th of December, 1884.
These bereavements were followed by
the death of her husband at Governor's
island on the 9th of February, lr 66. In the
summer of 1891 Mrs. Hancock went to
Europe where change of air and scenery
soon wrought a marked improvement in
her health. During this diverting journey
in foreign lands something of the vivacious
charm of her joyous youth came back to
her now and then, but only for a time.
Among the conspicuous attributes of her
character were her fortitude, keen intell i
gence, unselfish regard for others, and that
exquisite refinement of nature which re
vealed a high degree of spirituality. She
descended on her mother's aide from old
French Huguenot stock. She will be buried
at St. Louis, where her father, Samuel
Italy' "World's 'fair exhibit fills six
freight cars and is on its way west from
Zante has again been shaken by a severe
United Stares Senator Samuel Pasco has
been re-elected by the Florida legislature.
Mrs. David Burton, of Madisonville,
Tenn., has confessed giving her husband
rat poison. She and her paramour, Noah
Trout, are in jail.
The Russian czar is said to have found
an exquisitely painted egg on his table
Easter morning. It contained a Bmall sil
ver dagger, two ivory death's heads and a
slip of paper bearing the words: "Christ
has risen, we shall also rise again." The
egg must have been placed on the table Dy
one of the czar's household as nobody else
had access to the room in which it was
Nothing has been heard from Lyman J.
Latnb, of Akron, O., who disappeared from
Chicago. It is now said that he is a for
ger. Ephraim Wyman, a pioneer of Rockford,
Ills., is dead at the age of 84. B23
The plural voting scheme adopted in Bel
gium gives an additional vote to every man
of 35 who pays government taxes of 5
francs, every man of 25 who owns 2,000
francs worth of real estate, or who has for
two years held 100 francs in Belgian rentes,
or who has a diploma of superior educa
tion. The family of Fred Schultz, seven per
sons, living at Chicago, came near being
asphyxiated by gas from a coal stove.
The fact that Schultz awoke in time is all
that saved them.
Mrs. Potts died at Jacksonville, I lis.
She was the wife of John Potts, known all
over the United States as the breeder of
fine short-horn cattle.
Chicago building inspectors are making
a thorough examination of the houses
built during the winter and spring in the
World's fair district.
UVE STOCK AND PRODUCE MARKETS
Chicago, April 30.
Following were the quotations on the
board of trade today: Wheat, April, opened
c closed -c; May, opened 73c, closed
7.5c; July, opened eil4C closed 74c, Corn
April, opened 4cc, closed Kic: Hay. 40?hC,
closed 4 ?.: July, opened 4i'K closed 424Jc
Oats May, opened -7Wc, closed 27K! June,
opened :.c, closed -r-o; July, opened 27sc,
closed 8r. Pork May. opened $17.05, closed
S17.2-; July, opened 17.. closed $17.4714;
5eptemler, opene.l S17..T", closed $17.7"J.
Lard May, opened J9.85, closed S'J.So.
Live stock: The prices at tie Union
Stock yards today ranged as follows:
Hogs Eestimated receipts for the day 18,000;
quality not so good; left over about 5,0(0:
market active; shippers hoyir.g. KkJJJOc higher;
sales ranged at $4.KVt7.10 trigs, ?7.00&7. 45
licht, $7.05ti7.25 routh packing, $7.10jj7.45
mixed, and 7.3)31.55 heavy packing and
Cattle Estimated receipts for the day
16.0UO; quality fair: market opened ac
tive on local and shipping account; steady;
quotations ranged at 5.40Cl6.tO shipping
steers. $4.154.6j fair to good, S3.80Q4.15 com
mon to medium do, 3.ft&4.13 batchers steers,
f2.7C(&3.tiO stockers, S3.65&4.50 feeders. $1.75
3.60 cows, $3.51& 25 heifers. $2.25(&3.7j bulls
4034. 40 Texas steers, and $3.0X46.00 Veal
Sheep Estimated receipts for the day 9.000;
quality fair; market Blow and weak. with,
prices lower: quotations ranged at $4J0
6.00 per 100 lbs westerns, J3.5OS6.00 natives,
and So.00G18.75 lambs.
VroA uce: Butter Fancy separator, 29c per
lb; fancy dairy. 2B07c: packing stock, 16
17c Eggs Fresh stock. I4143 per doz. Live
poultry Chickens, 12 per lb; turkeys, choice
liens, 14c; young toms, 123J13c; ducks, 12
13c; geese, $3.ina.6.u per doz. Potatoes
Burbanks. 6770c per Iiu; Hebrons, 65367c;
Peerless, 65c; Rose, &-J70c. for seed. Apples
Poor to common stock, $12 per bbl; fair
to good. $2.52.75; fancy. 3. Honey White
clover in 1-lb sections, lT418c per lb; broken
comb, 10c; dark comb, good condition, 10l4c;
New Yors. April 20.
Wheat May, 74 3-liVa74!e; June, 75V4
ToSc; July. 76 13-lfia77Jc: August, 7711-16
TThic; September, 'Sitf&yic; December, 81J
&S2sc Rye Quiet and steady; western,
5bti2c Barley Firm and quiet, western.
60&s5c. Corn Dull and nominal; May, 47
asked; July. 4Ri$c asked: No. 2. 4SH&oOKc;
steamer mixed. 4Sc Oats Dull and nomi
nal; May, 33-4C asked; June. StJic asked;
July. 33hc asked; state, 37'2,49c; western.
4T3-4lc l'ork Inactive and. steady. Lard
Uuiet and firm.
The Local Market
Coru 40?4ic. . , -
Oats C(V3i34c. . '
llay Timothy. ?14.n0: upland, 51 3U ; !cuib
89.00; baled. 810 0011.0U. -
Batter Fair to choice, 50rI2i ; creamery, 26c
Kirire Frefh. 1 ISll.
Poultry Chickens, l"-!4c; turSejs 12fe
dackp. l-'Hc; geeee, 10c.
PBCIT AND TESSTABLtS.
Apples $4 00 net bt!. .
Potatoes 853.93c. '
Onions f4.etiper bbl
Tarnips 60c per ba.
Cattle Batchers pay for corn fed steers
424tte; cows and nelfei. SM&3)ac calvaa
IS ON TOP
Costs less than Half
and pleases much better
than the over-priced and
over- endorsed" kinds.
Judge for yourself.
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