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VOL. XLI NO. 175
BOCK ISLAND. WEDNESDAY, MAY 10. 1893.
Single Ooplea S Oanta
Far Weak ISM Oamka
ROCK ISJLANJD'S -
No other House DOES, EVER DID, or
EVER WILL sell you such Great Values
at such Extremely Low Prices, as we
Quote and Sell at
We have added Ten more styles to our Lot of
$15.00 SUITS FOR $8.99.
W e will run them ALL THIS WEEK; all sizeg all colors, and we have
put another line on sale of very good suits worth
$10.00 FOR $5.99.
You know our Motto: 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 advanta e of every opportunity in making our selection, in order to give
the people of this city and vicinity the c'loisast de3igas from the predict of nearly t-very
manufacturer in this country, at the very lowest prices. We emoloy only first class
workmen, and shall be pleased to receivs your orders for Papsr Hanging, Painting or
anything pertaining to lnterijr Decorating:
Room Moulding to match wall paper.
Window shades ready made and to order, all colors
Picture Frames latest styles.
R. CRAMPTON & CO.
"Wholesale and retail book sellers and stationers.
1727 Second av-nue, Eock Island
Men's Artistic Tailoring.
The Fashionable Fabric3 for Spring and Summer have
S? Calt. and leave your order
SiAJt "Block Opposite Harper Housr
Is Life Worth Living?
Tbat Depends Upon Yonr Health.
Will cure yon and keep you well.
For sale at Harper House Pharmacy.
a Sudden Irruption of Re
FALLS CITY GRACEFULLY SUBMITS, '
And Welcomes (lie Invaders to Her Heart
and Hotels Many Leaders I'resent to
Look Over the Situation and Plan for
I'uture Action Onite a 'Warm Contefct
Over ilitt Presidency of the League The
Louisville, May 10. The representa
tives of the young Republicans of the nation
have taken the leading city of the Dimo
cratic Blue Grass state by storm. All day
long resplendent in vari-colored badges, in
dicative at once of the faith within them
and of the locality from which they hail,
they have had possession of the streets,
while at night the hotels surrender
ed to their invasion. Today when the Di'ia
cratic mayor of the Fails City bade them
thrice welcome and told them that they are
welcome to the best aud choicest of
Kentucky hospitality, the captitulation
was complete. This is the largest conven
tion of the National League of Republi
can clubs that has leen held since the
birth of that organization.
A Notable Political Kvcnt.
Many states that failed of representation
last Aoiir and the year before resjonded to
the roll-call with good sized delegations.
The event is also notable for the large at
tendance of men that for years have been
prominent in the councils of the older
heads of the party. In thi;-particular the
scenes are a reminder of the eve of the
assembling of a Republican presidential
convention. The presence of such men as
J. Sloat Fassett, of New York: J. H. Man
ley, of Maine, the trusted friend of the late
idol.of the Republican party: Powell Oiav
ton, of Arkansas; R. C Kerens, of s-t.
Louts; Governor Nelson, of Minnesota; M.
JL l)e Young, of San Francisco; John
Qoivdy, of Indiana; .T. II. Dubo-e, of Idaho;
John M. Thurston, of Nebraska, and others
of the leading lights of the party testifies
to the interest that is manifested in the
A Number off Prominent Absentees.
At the same time many of those whose
presence had been confidently relied
upon, found it impossible Irotn one cause
or another to put in an appearance. Among
these are ex-I'resident Harrison, ex-Yice
President Morton, Governor McKinley. ex
Oovernor Foraker, Thomas H. Reed, ex
Senator Spooner and Henry Cabot Lodge.
The suggestion, however, that their ab
sence is occasioned by any lukewarmness
or the belief that it was yet too early to
commence to lay plans for future Repub
lican success is emphatically repudiated by
General Clarkson and his colleagues. They
say that each and every absence is ac
counted for on the score of prior political
or business engagements, and that each of
tbo absentees has written an expression of
the warmest iuterest in the future of the
The Probable Declaration.
The prevalent feeling is that the con
vention should assert the continued fidel
ity of the young Republicans to the plat
form sent out from the Minneapolis con
vent ion and declare its intention of fight
ing the battles of the future on the same
lines. The silverites from the far west,
who are anxious to place theconvention on
record as favoring free coinage as a party
issue, may le permitted an opportunity of
presenting their case, but the convention
will have none of it or of any other out
side "ism." Plans will be submitted for
broadening and extending the work of the
league preparatory first to the congression
al elections for next year, and second, to
the next presidential campaign.
President Clarkson has had a spell of
stomach trouble since he arrived, but got
over it and declared that nothing short of
omplete collapse would prevent his being
in the chair. Headquarters have been
opened at a hotel by Mrs. J. Kllen Foster,
of Iowa, as the solitary delegate of the
Woman's Republican league. As she can
not hold a convention all by herself she
proposes to assert her right to be seated as
a member of the league convention proper.
Many of the delegates, however, are op
posed to this course, and will cross lances
with Mrs. Foster if she attempts to follow
out her programme. The name of General
Alger as a candidate for the league pres
idency has been sprung and received with
some favor by the delegates as yet un
pledged. NATIONAL COMMITTEE MEETING.
Rumors of a Change of Chairmen Sum
mary of the Situation.
The meeting of the national Republican
committee divides interest with that of
the league. Concerning this gathering
there is an air of mystery. None of the
members on the gronnd, from Chairman
Thomas H. Carter down, will admit that
they know just what they are likely to do
beyond the fact that they will review the
political situation . ,, as it. affects
the Republican party, exchange
opinions regarding the causes of
last year's defeat, and possibly embody
their conclusions in an address to the
country. Rumors of a probable fight in the
committee, having as its objectthe ousting
of Carter from the chairmanship, are in
As to Editor De Young, who it was said
would lead the contesting element. Chair
man Carter expressed the belief in em
phatic terms that his Californian associate
was not only friendly to him but unwilling
to do anything that would tend to destroy
the prevailing harmony in the committee.
A member of this body, however, summar
ized the situation in this way: "There is a
prevailing and predominant anti-Harrison
feeling in the committee, and the members
want an expression from Carter as to
whether he is for or against Harrison. He
has not yet signified as to how he stands.
If it is developed that he is a Harrison par
tisan He Young will have a strong support
for the position of chairman."
The organization of the national com
mittee is a subject of much speculation
and those members present went into se
cret session, and discussed the matter for
some time, rather warmly it is said, the
question being whether Carter should be
confirmed as chairman. The matter s
settled bejCcjre the meeting adjourned, it be
ing Tiecided "to support Octore the full
meeting today a resolution - accepting
Campbell's resignation and indorsing Car
ter for chairman of the national commit
tee. As to the presidency of the League the
contest seems to be narrowed down to Tra
cey, of Illinois, and XV. P. Squires, of To
ledo, O. There are, however, some ele
ments at work which may change all the
elate. It is the talk that Spooner, of Wis
consin, is to be sprung in the convention
for chairman, and it is also said that this
Las its head center on the national com
mittee. The argument used in Spooner'a
i ntcrest is that a man of national prom
inence is needed to head the league, a re
quirement that neither Tracy nor Squires
can make good.
W. W. Tracy, of Illinois, gaiDed consid
erable strength during the day, but a big
delegation of Ruckeys are whoopiug
things up for President Squires, of the
Ohio State league, and claim a majority
of the convention In advance. Presiden t
Burke, of the College league, appears to be
having everything his own way in his can
vass for the secretaryship.
Indiana has no candidate for the presi
dency, but is making a dead set for the
convention for her capital city. Iu this
she has but one formidable rival, Denver,
Colo., almost a new quantity in the field,
but conceded by all to be a powerful foe.
A RULE OF SECRETARY HERBERT.
Naval Officers of Exceptional Ability In
Washington-, May 10. Secretary Her
bert says he proposes to grant no more ex
tended leaves of absence to naval officers in
order that they may enter private employ
for a year or more without losing theit
naval connection. There has been quite a
demand for naval ofiiceisof high technical
skill, and a number of them are working
for private firms at high salaries, retainiia
their uavil status and drawing ti:e salaries
of officers on leave of absence. Secretary
Herbert said he would not interfere with
the .action of his predecessors in granting
leaves, but that in the future no new appli
cations woul 1 bs granted, an 1 existing
leaves would not be extended.
The list of officers at present on leave
RU'l in private employ is headed by Com
mander FoJ per, former chief of the bureau
of ordnance, who is away on a two years'
leave and is supposed to be working for
the new Harvey nickel plate syndicate.
Lieuensmt Commander Cornwell is em
ployed by the Thompson-Houston Electric
company; Chief Engineer Towne by Cramp
A: Sons; Civil Engineer Mencal by the
Nicaragua Canal company; Engineer Per
ry by the Topographical society on Arctic
work; Lieutenant W. W. Wood by the
American Projectile company; Lieutenant
C. A. Stone by the Carnegie company, an 1
there are others. All the officers named
are of exceptional ability, which explains
the demand for their services.
LOOKS LIKE HE SHOULD WIN.
A Citizen Who Complains with Color of
Washington, s May 10. A . curious cus
toms case is pending before the treasury
department. A citizen of the United
States residing in Honolulu, Hawaiian isl
ands, sent some razors to San Francisco to
be ground and returned to him. On reach
ing San Francisco the razors were seized
for duty, 90 cnts, and after two months'
delay were returned to Honolulu. The
citizen has now entered complaint against
the collector at the Port of San Francisco
for the detention of his goods, and has also
enclosed a bill for td0.i". the amount it cost
him for being shaved during the time his
razors were in the United States custom
house at San Francisco. The matter is
under consideration by Assistant Secretary
Meeting of Ilotelkeeperp.
Cincinnati, May 10. President Mc
Creary read an address before the conven
tion of the Hotelmen's Mutual Benefit
association in which he commented on
the purposes of the organization and the
advantages to be derived from member
ship. The following officers were unani
mously elected: President, Washington L.
Jacques, of New York; secretary and treas
urer, Walter Barnes, of Chicago. The as
sociation adopted resolutions declaring
that discontent among hotel employes is
fomented by recent importarions who have
no intention of liecoming American citi
zens, and that a list of these agitators be
supplied to all hotel and restrurant keep
ers, none of whom shall hereafter be em
ployed. Judge Lochren on Pensioiis.
Washington, May 10. Judge Lochren
ha3 arrived and taken his post as commis
sioner of pensions. He said he had formu
lated no policy, but would carry out the
law. It was rather odd, considering that
the war had been over thirty years, that
such a large sum was needed for pensions.
He also referred to the fact that within a
very few years the total pension payments
had been doubled in volume, though it wa?
a natural result of the liberal legislation
of lS'JO. He thought there was a growing
sentiment in the country in favor of re
form in the matter of tensions, a senti
ment that was reflected in many influenti
al newspapers,. Republican as well as Dem
cratic. loing of Illinois Solon.
Springfielp, May 10. The senate made
the bill requiring all public treasurers to
account for interest on public funds m
special order for Tuesday and then did
nothing with it. The senatorial ap
portionment bill was passed as it' came
from the house. The bill to appropria
$287,5:) for Joliet penitentiary to keep the
convicts there at work under the new law
was passed. The house did not have a
quorum because the Republicans had de
cided to break it pending the senate's
action on the apportionment bill. The Dem
ocrats did not have all their members on
hand and so adjourned.
Machinists Indorse a fetrlke.
Indianapolis, May 10. The Interna
tional Machinists' union has chosen Indi
anapolis as headquarters, involving a re
moval from Richmond, Va, The conven
tion indorsed in secret session a proposed
strike of the 400 machinists employed at
the Grant locomotive works at Chicago.
Young Democrats Iine Bayard.
Wilmington, Del., May 10. The Young
Men's Democratic club of this place gave
an elaborate dinner in honor of Hon. X. r .
Bayard previous to his departure as am-
Datsaaor to x-nsiajna, .
The Only Ones Who Will Lose by That
Failure at Chicago.
,, Chicago. May 10. The cause of the clos
ing of the Chemical National bank was the
lack of $l.V,0tl0, and President Curry says
that the clearing house declined to help
hint out, refusing even to look at his se
curities. He said further: "Depositors
will get 100 cents on the doliar. They will
net lose a penny. Unless there is extrava
gant waste and mismanagement in wind
ing up the affairs of the bank there will
not be serious inroads upon the capital,
and stockholders should save a good part
of their investment.'' He did not think
there was any prospect of the bank resum
ing. A'sou'ih Uabota L!r Invalid.
ST. Pai l, May 10. A special to The
Dispatch from Sioux Falls says: "Last
Winter the South Dakota legislature
passed a law empowering the state rail
way commissioners to fix maximum pas
senger rates. The railway commissioners
came here to consul the interstate com
merce commission on the constitutionality
of the statute. The commission, aftercare
ful examination; decided that there are so
many glaring errors in the bill that it
would not stand. On this advice the state
commission will refuse to net under the
The Weather We May tipect.
Washington. May ID. The following are
the weather indications for twenty-four hoars
from 8 p. m. Saturday; For Indiana and
Illinois Fair, slightly warmer weather;
southeasterly winds. For Michigan Fair
weather; variable winds. For Wisconsin
Generally fair weather; southerly winds. For
Iowa Fair weather; southeasterly winds;
tlifjlitly loner temperature.
LIVE STOCK AND PRODUCE MARKETS
CiiH-Aoo. May 9.
FoIIov;ie Were the quotations on the
loaf' of trade today; Wheat. May. opened
7rKc, eloscd tic; J 9ly. opened 7ta,j:, closed
71'SiC; September, opened ."l'e. closed M;a.
Coi'u Uuy. opened 4:v;s". eloj-eil 43o: July,
opened 4t:A". rinsed It'-... -; Septetn'.ier, ojiened
4".'.-". eio-l Oats May, ofened Sc,
elo-ed clc: July, open t :- closed
li'?: Sept- niher. e;eiie I -7;sc, closed -TJc
I'uik May. opened t-o.sd. dose 1 gJO.Gi); July,
opened tlo.-ed ;"l.oo. September
opcnel S-"..U'. closed f-1.2.. Lard May,
opened Jil.ui, closed ;11."0.
Live sl-;ek: The price at tie Union
Stock yards today ranged as follows:
Hogs Estimated receipts tor the day 11.000;
quality belter; left over, none; market
opened active an i prices Pijd'ic higher;
sales ranee 1 at " ;.( , 7..V1 pis; 67.40
(5.7.tV) liifl.t. t7.4 i.i7.i roiip-'h packing, i'.M
(iT.'JJ mixed, and i7.0"i'S.i'U heavy packing
and shipping lots.
Cattle Estimated receipts for the day
4,V; quality fair: market opened active on lo
cal and shipping account: prices steady;
quotations ranged at .V4O7(G.H0 shipping
t-tccrs, Si.40r, ".si fair to good, 1.1(1.4.40 com
mon to medium do, $3.snU.l batchers steers,
$l'.9;:!34.ikp ttockers. t4.0 1.70 feeders, 2.0JKn
3i cows, jsU'kV c-l.SO heifers. $2.iV;o3.7. bulls,
i.K:'y4.sj Texas Meets, and tii-lXyTj veal
Sheep Estimated receipts for tlio day l.i.OOO;
quality fair; market rather slow and prices
1HIj lower; quotations ranged at S4.753
;.s- per Ui 1! westerns, ::i.V.LV.!" natives,
and S" Oikrj,7.ii iamUs.and spl int; lambs at $1.50
d;4.i per head.
Produce: Mutter Fancy separator. S3j per
lh: fancy dairy, -VT-'Tc: packing stock, ltiTJ
17c. Egc-Fresh stock, 14'iC per d 02. Live
poultry Chickens, 1- per lb; turkeys, choice
hens, 14c; young toms, 1-Mj il;c; ducks, l"JiJ
13c; geese, $-i.tKia.( per doz. Potatoes
Hurbanks. C7it70c per bu; Hebrons, 653C7c;
Peerless, 63c: Hose, tks;&70c for seed. Apples
l'oor to common stock. $l'j'J per bbl; fair
to good. S-.2ii2.j; fancy, $;t. Honey White
clover in 1-lb sections, 17&133 per lb; broken
comb, lUc; dark comb, good condition, HXiHc;
N ew Yors. May 9.
Wheat June, SoTjsiiic: July. 825
83 5-lGc; August, M&MMic; September, fcSM
S.6c: October. SCiast;: December,
diSyc Rye Nominal; western, 5S&C2c Bar
ley Out of season. Corn May, 504&
50c; June. 5C&50$c: July, 50fi'&51J6c: AuJ
gust, 51aolc. Oats June, 35c; July, 85
hi-c: state, 40aiSc; western, 3734;?c.
I'ork Firm and quiet: old mess, (vOj!:
new mess. S?0.75(&.'1.(U. Lard Firm; steam
Tar Loral .tlarketH.
e RAIN, ETC.
Hay Tiuiothv. 515.00: unland. flftail : elcuzb
J9.0o: baled. S10.OH11.00.
Bnttcr Fair to choice, 80r2.22t ; creamery, 2Ce.
E!'c Fresh, llw
I'lld t rv t "h r L i' t 1 - tnrtKV. O l .
dcckf.liHc; geese, 10c.
ritriT AND TEGBTAELES.
Apples f4 00oerbb!.
Onions S 4. U) per bbl.
Turnip? 6'.c per bu.
Cattle Bntcbcrs Day for corn fedl ateer
4Tt44c; cows and Qelfei, tt&Jtc caivei
It is the people-
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OF PURCHASABLE CHEMISTS