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Rock Islam Daily Argus.
ROCK ISLAND. FRIDAY, MAT 5. 1893.
Single) Oopln S Cants
Per Wok IIH Orato
sll NO. 171
ITT- TSLT . A TVnVfi
No other House DOES, EVER DID, or
EVER WILL sell you such Great Values
at such Extremely Low Prices, as we
uote and Sell at Prices Quoted.
We have added Ten more styles to our Lot of
$15.00 SUITS FOR $8.99.
We will run them ALL THIS WEEK; all sizes, all colors, and we have
put another line on sale of very good suits worth
$10.00 FOR $5.99.
You know our Alotto: Underselling Everybody on Everything.
Our selection of new designs for the coming: 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.
We have taken advant:. e of every opportunity in making our selection, iu order to give
the people of this city and vicinity the c'loisast design froai th-j prod ice of nearly f very
manufacturer in this country, at the very lowest prices. We employ only first class
workmen, and shall be pleased to receivs your orders for Papr LLingla;, Painting or
anything pertaining to Interior Decorating:
oom Moulding to match wall paper.
indow shades ready made and to order, all colors
jcture Frames latest styles.
R. CRAMPTON & CO.
Wholesale and retail book sellers and stationers.
1727 Second avi-nue, Kock Island
en's Artistic Tailoring.
The Fashionable Fabric3 for Spring and Summer have
Call and leave your order.
St&b Block Opposite Harpkr House:
Is Life Worth Living?
tar -ai TO
That Depends Upon Yonr Health.
. Will cure yon and keep you well.
(Tor sale at Harper House Pharmacy.
Have a Place in the Fair Music
Score, It Seems.
SWEET HARPS JANGLE OUT OF TUNE
Unless Harmony Is Assured ty (lie Rustle
of Money Another scandal in the Ml
. otly Department I uveMtis;at ion Ordered
That May Cause a Great Deal of Discard
in tlie Thomas Oicliestra Itoycott
Threatened by Sabbatarians.
Chicago, May 5. .More trouble for the
World's Fair people, and this time it is
what has the marks of a well grown scan
dal a real one. When the national com
mission met aain Commissioner Massey
proceeded with his argument on the piano
row and was followed by St. Clair and
Hundley. The result of all the talk was
MISS HUACKES's STATCK OK ILLINOIS
the adoption of the minority report on the
subject, which declares that the council of
administration has no jurisdiction of the
piano controversy, which should be re
ferred to the joint committee of confer
ence. This keeps the piano trouble before
the people for an indefinite period.
Laiinon Springs the Sensation.
And rijjht here was where the sensation
of the session came in. Lmdiioh of Utah
got the floor and said that what he wished
to disclose was nothing more nor less than
a national scandal, lie declared that he
now believed there was a combination of
musical manufacturers and organizations
in the country to do an injustice to certain
exhibitors and monopolize all the benefits
accruiiitc from the exposition. He then had
read two letters received by a leading Chi
cago firm from the harpists in Theodore
Thomas' orchestra. One of these letters
was addressed to a leading Chicago musi
cal firm. In effect it ww: Tvrlll Iflsjp in
terest in your harp unless you enter into
an agreement with mo to pay me a fee of
1,000 a year and allow me JO per cent. 0:1
every harp sold through my efforts, wheth
er a scholar or outside buyer. I want to
know what you are going to do about it."
Kxplanntiou from Thomas in Order.
To this the lirm wrote: "In reply to your
worthy proposition we desire that you
shall return our harp." Wl'hcu the com
missioner read another letter to the same
firm from the lady harpNt of Thomas'
archtstra to the effect that she bad been
ordered to take cut their harp which she
was playing in the orchestra against her
will, but Theodore Thomas' word was law
with the orchestra, and she would be com
pelled to return their harp. On the
strength of these letters the commissioner
moved that a committee of six be appoint
ed to examine the charge made and see
that right and justice prevailed between
musical manufacturers and organizations
Rt the exposition. Haifa dozen members
of the commission seconded the motion and
it was carried unanimously.
Question of Sunday C loning Again.
The Sunday closing question is still en
veloped in a maze of doubt, and it is seem
ingly impossible for any one in authority
to state positively whether or no the
World's fair will be opened on Sunday
- -jr Xt
next. Director General Davi
REFERS TO HIS GCIDE BOOK.
committal when questioned. The fair site
has been open on Sunday for months to
admit people to see the progress of the
work, and this is seized upon in certain
quarters as a precedent, and the fact made
much of that "the employes at the gates
have received no orders to close on Sunday,
and that President Higinbotham says he
shall issue no such order." But this ig
nores the other fact that when the question
was submitted to the attorney general of
the United States whether this opening
was not ia violation of the conditions in
theappropriation act.he decided that the fair
would not be open in the sense intended in
the act until May 1, 1SU3.
GETTING READY TO BOYCOTT.
Sabbatarians Preparing to Act if tbe Fair
la Opened Sunday.
A telegram from Cincinnati says that a
special to the Evening Post from Chicago
says: "Iu case the exposition gates are
opened next Sunday, it is reported that
the word for a boycott will be telegraphed
far and wide among the religions organisa
tions of the country, and that a determined
eltort will tie made to destroy tlie financial
prospects of the show, in order that a tell
ing blow may be struck against the non
observance of the Sabbath at future expo
sitions, "The great hotels which have been erect
td in Chicago by representatives of vari
ous national religious organizations will
be thegreatest sullerers if a Intycott. is de
clared, and the managers are in a state of
dire alarm over the prospect. It is known
that thousands of meiVibers of tlie Chris
tian Endeavor society throughout the
country, and especially in Ohio, have
signed pledges to boycott the exposition if
it opens on Sunday. Men who are well in
formed regarding religious journalism in
America declare that fully three-fourths
of the weekly newspapers of t his class will
join in urging people to stay away from
"GOT ONTO" THE CONCESSIONAIRE,
The Man Who r eeds ut the Great World's
Fair Official Detectives.
Without notice and incognito, President
Higinbotham, chairman, and Director
Schwab, local member of the council of
administration, made the rounds of the
restaurants and partook of the viands of
fered to the public. In almost every in
stance the officials were compelled to pay
extortionate prices for the food, and they
will at once brine the matter before the
council and insist that the concessionaires
shall maintain the schedule of figures
agreed upon when they were granted their
rights and privileges.
The officials of the fair will enforce this
agreement even if it involves the dismissal
of every restaurant-keeper from the
grounds, for they are determined to pro
tect the public and the guests of the ex
position from outrageous prices for eat
ables. The concessionaire say that the
overcharges were entirely due to the acta
of dishonest employes during the opening
days at a time when such action was pos
sible and that they were then unprepared
to prevent theni.
Director of Works Hurnnan has prompt
ly denied the statement that he had issued
an order prohibiting, parades within the
fair grounds. Colonel Davis said in re
gard to the matter that the subject was
tme over which control was only had by
the council of administration. It is not
likely that the exposition authorities will
stop any parades proposed in connection
with tie dedication of state or foreign
Notes of tlie Exposition.
Paid adnr-ssions are increasing. The
latest .vport was IS.OOO.
French Commissioner Kranz dined his
Chicago friends at the Auditorium.
A very popular feature of the fair is the
open air concert. There are several of them
during the day and evening.
The duke and duchess of Veragua were
given a reception at the residence of Presi
Mrs. Palmer has given ic out flatly that
if the lady managers do not cease their
bickerings she will permit them to elect
somebody else to worry over the unseemly
quarreling. So there.
The city council finance committee has
decided to appropriate 25,000 to entertain
the naval and other distinguished World's
l ias Made in 1T7G.
Kansas City, May 5. There will be sent
to the World's fair from Olathe, Kan., in
a few days an American Hag made in 177'i,
which was carried at the battle of Platts
burg iu lssia and in the battle of Hubbar
ton, Vt., in 114. It is a live-foot square
of what was once white silk and shows an
American eagle grasping a shield and
Forty-five Panhandle yardmen hare
stopped work at Columbus, O., ou account
of the introduction, as claimed, of non
union men. '
George Taylor, charged with the murder
of Miss Mary Comely, at Xiles, Mich., who
was found with her throat cut and head
crushed, has been found guilty at Berrisen
Springs and sentenced for life.
Miss Mary McCann, of South Orange, N.
J., fell from a horse car April 13 last and
has ever since lain in an unconscious con
dition. Bailey, twenty-five miles north of Grand
Rapids, Mich., has sullered a ?J0,0(X fire.
Governor Altgeld, of Illinois, has par
doned John Suiusky, sent up fof three
years from Chicago in 1S91, the charge be
ing burglary. Stansky is dying of con
sumption. Barny Higgins, ex-mayor of Somerset,
Ky.. who was shot at Danville by the
brother of the girl he had raped, is dead.
Francis J. Schulte, book publisher of
Chicago, has failed, as a result of the re
cent suicide of Horace O'Douoghue. Lia
bilities, $35,000; assets, $4,000.
As the result of war between the papers
Mr. J. P. McFall. of the Madison (Wis.)
Times, has sued the State Journal com
pany for libel, asking f 15,000 damages.
The striking waiters of Chicago have
lost the fight as the result of an irruption
of waiters from other cities.
The Episcopal convention of Massachu
setts has chosen Dean Lawrence, of Bos
ton, to succeed Phillips Brooks. Law
rence is a "broad" churchman, like bis
The president has appointed Jeremiah
W. Coveney postmaster at Boston, vice
The interstate commerce commission is
on its western circuit. At Chicago all the
cases scheduled had been settled and the
commission left for Sioux City, la.. rt
NORTH CAROLINA'S CYCLONE.
A Few More Details of the Havoc
Wrought at Oxford.
KALKRiii, X. C, May 5. The damage to
property by the cyclone at Oxford will
amount to $h003. Between Oxford and
Henderson, a distance of twelve miles, a
swath is cut from a quarter to half a mile
wide, and it presents the appearance of
having been burned or swept. Quite a
number of persons were injured at Oxford,
but only one fatality is reported, the vic
tim being a negro. In the path of the
storm between Oxford and Henderson
trees were torn up and the limbs blown
from the trunks, and the pathway looks
like a road that had been cleared of ttunips
and everything else.
The town of Henderson had the same ex
perience as Oxford. Ten people are known
to have been injured, four seriously. Grey
stone is a small railroad station. All the
houses there were blown down. There is a
granite quarry there, aud a squad of con
victs have beeu worked. Three quarters of
the log houses were razed to the ground.
A number of convicts were hurt. It is
learned there was a second blow but it
knocked down the telegraph wires and no
further news can be had at this writing.
GOVERNOR NELSON IS DOOMED.
Number "13" Is After Him ou Annihila
St. Paul, May 5. Governor Kelson is to
die, says a person who sigus himself with
the terrible number "13." This uulucky
number is the name chosen by an "avenger
of the people," who has been wronged by
the governor in his recent signing of a
number of "boodle and monopoly meas
ures," as the letter of the avenger calls
them. The deadly document closes with
the fillowing words: "Now, Knute Nelson,
we are compelled by the rules of our order
to give a man ample time to prepare his
worldly affairs and make peace with his
maker. You are a marked man. Do not
expect any mercy. We are neither Mafia
nor Clan-na-Gael, but a greater power and
one you can not escape from. Nothing
will save you. No. 1&"
German Army Bill Ia Doomed.
Berlin, May 5. Emperor William has
signed the rescript dissolving the reichstag.
He is only awaiting the rejection of the
army bill to promulgate the decree. That the
emperor's favorite measure providing for
increased military appropriations will be
lost is already known.
President Woodruff III.
SALT Lake, Utah, May 5. Milford
"Woodruff, president of the Mormon
church, is ill and his condition gives ap
prehension to his followers.
UlVE STOCK AND PRODUCE MARKETS
Chicago, iay .
Following wercS th? quotations on tha
board of trade today: Wheat. May. opened '
71; Nc, c losed U"so; July, opened "lac, closed
75c; September, oiened 76c, closed 77c
Corn May. opened 4-Tjje, closed 43c; July,
opened 44HjC, c losed 44W; Scptemlcr, opened
4.V?iic, closed 4"!o. Oats May, oiiened au-Jjjc.
closed yi't,c: July, opened -VJse. closed
ol'ic; September, opened -T-c, closed 2Sc
l'ork May. opened SlS.S I. closed $10.10 July,
opened Jit. 1.1, closed $l!'.4t; September,
opened 5i'. 3), closed Sl'J.70. Lard May,
opened $lu.U, closed SlOJo. ,
LiVe stock: The prices at tto Union
Stock yards today ranged as follows:
llogs Estimated receipts for the day 31,000;
quality not so good; left over about 9,0.10: :
market opened dull and weak; 5:3,10c lower; '
sales ranged at j.2jU 7.20 pit,', 87.0OA '
7.3 light, S7.oh,,7.1." rough packing. $7.2D2&
7.40 mixed, and $7.A)7.oj heavy packing and
shipping lots. ,
Cattle Estimated receipts for the day '
18,500; quality fain market opened active on lo
cal and shipping account; prices weaker;
quotations ranged at $o.5Uitti.(0 shipping
steers, $18.104.22.168 fair to good, $t.2J&4.45 com
mon to medi'im do, $3.75j.l.ij batclierssteofs,
$iSW(34.0U stockers, 4.0 &L7d feeders. $2.00
4.00 cows, S3.C 3.4.3 heifers. S---a3.75 bulla. :
8S.10iiX8J Texas steers, and S3.0V&5.75 veal
Sheep Estimated receipts for the day 9.0J0;
quality fair; market rather slow and prices
were steady: quotations ranged at So-iOGJ
i.t per loa lbs westerns, $3.5'J;i'j.0 natives,
nnd g-i.iXit,7.2U lambs.aud spring lambs at 1.50
j,4.UU per head.
Produce: Huttei Fancy separator, 20c per
lli; fancy dairy. LV'tATc; packing stock, ltiifc
17c. Esgs Fresh stock. HHjc por doz. Live
poultry Chickens, 1- per lb; turkeys, choice
hens, 14c; young toms, llVsV.ic; clucks,
J;ic; geese, S3.otJyi.lu per doz. Potatoes
liurbauks. t7('C.Tno ier bu; llebrons, U5ita7c;
Peerless, 0c: ltose, ti"vji70c for seed. Apples
l'oor to common stock, per bbl; fair
to good. S-.-fiiJ--75; fancy. 83. Honey White
clover in 1-1 b sections, lTitlSj per lb; broken
Comb, 10c; dark comb, good condition, lOyJHc;
Siw York, May 4.
Wheat May, 70a"!hc; June, 77-J6C; July.
TSTs&'o lo-loo; September, t13tSlc; De
cember, sp.1'sirHO. Kye Nominal; western.
5ty2c. liarley Out of season. Corn No.
2, Slf-.J'ic; May, 50U.c; June. S0)c; July,
51it51jc; steamer mixed, 51J453c Oats
No. - quiet but firmer: state. 40341c; west
ern. 37i&50c; May. 3tie; July, 3j-4ift;ic. Pork
Inactive and lirm: old mess, S1&50: new
moss, SIW i. Lard (Juiet and nominal; steam
Tlie Loral .llarkftN.
liny Timothy. S13.00: upland, $laJl ; elougb
59.00; baled. S10.003H.00.
Batter Fair to choice, cW. J-'i ; creamery, 2Cc.
Eu Frc-h. 1
I'ou'.trv chicken. U'sC; turkey Tiy
ducks, 1-Hc; geeee, 10c.
FBI" IT AN'9 VEGBTAEI.ES.
Apples f 4 oi per bbl.
Onions fl .1-0 per bbl.
Turnips HCrper bu.
Cattle Bntchcrs pay for corn fed cteer
4ttvc; cows and neifei. 'JKQSic calve
IS ON TOP
No other .J
is so vaOOO
Costs less than Half
and pleases much better
than the over-priced and
over- endorsed" kinds.
' j In j. At your Grocer's