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ocr Island Daily .iSfcGus.
. XLI NO. 203
ROCK ISLAND. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14. 1893.
j Single OopieaBOenM
I Per Weak Cento
lie Greatest of all Suit Sales
No use telling you where we got them or why we are offering these suits
nt such ridiculously low prices. What you want is plain talk. We will sell
vou suits worth more than double the price we quote. You know us: when
ue name a price it is away BELOW ALL COMPETITORS, and for that
reason we do the business. Look at our suits at
3.69, $6.39, $7.39,
WE GUARANTEE there is not a suit in the lot but which is worth more
:han double the price we ask for them. Our aim is to do bv far the largest
Ciothing business in Rock Island, and we are doing it, BUT ALWAYS
HUNGRY FOR MORE. Compare Prices.
The Greatest Bargain Givers.
Our selection of new designs for the comino; seat
son is nearly all in stock, and we feel confiden
your insnection will oronounce it overwhelm
ingly superior to any we have ever shown.
W have taken advantage of every opportunity in making our selection, in order to give
the people of this city and vicinity the choicest deaigaa from thx prodact of nearly t-very
manufacturer in this country, at the very "lowest prices. We emoioy only tirst class
workmen, and shall be pleased to receiva yonr orders for Papr Manning, 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. CRIVEPTOlvr fe CO.
Wholesale and retail book sellers and stationers.
1727 Second avenue, Bock Island.
s Artistic Tailoring.
Thy Fashionable Fabric3 for Spring and Summer hfcve
Call and leave your order
Sta.e Block Opposite Hakpeb House:
Is Life Worth Living?
That Depends Upon Yonr Health.
Will cure you and keep ycu well.
For sale at Harper House Pharmacy.
WANTS FAIB PLAY.
Col. Ainsworth Asks a Manda
mus on the Coroner,
THE EIGHT TO FACE HIS ACCUSERS.
Crosa-Examine Thein and I reen t Testi
mony in Hlit Own Uehalf, ami Protection
from the Law of the Mob Ills Connec
tion wlfh the Tragedy ltrtetiy Told and
the Charge All Denied Taken Cinder
Washington", June 14. The proceedings
in the District supreme court in the Ford's
theatre tragedy case were interesting. A
petition filed by Colonel Ainsworth gives
in detail a statement of the condion of the
building and his participation in the work.
He sets forth the fact that lie is chief of
the record ami pension office of the war
department with the ran!: of colonel in the
army, and ctrarged with the supervision of
the clerical force in one of the branches of
the record and pension office. Colonel
Ainsworth says that as lie had theretofore
heard certain rumors touching the securi
ty cf the eastern wall of the Ford building
when he assumed control he nuwle diligent
inquiry of the oflicers of the war depart
ment and learned that it had I wen made per
fectly secure and that the entire Imilding
was in every respect safe.
Impro'ed the Clerk Qnarter.
Having in lSS-80 obtained a new steam
heating apparatus and an tfhtirely new
plumbing outfit, for the whole Imilding,
l.lonel Ainsworth says, to further pro
mote the comfort of the force he pnx-ured
an electric Ught plant and for the purpose
of locating "his electric light plant and to
improve the ventilation of the basement of
the lmiMhig it liecame necessary to exca
vate a space about twelve feet in width
K-twccn two partition walls in the base
ment. This, he snjs, required 10 be un
derpinned, and of abundant caution, the
colonel says, he had frequently gone into
the basement and had given orders that
he should bo notified of the slightest indi
cation of danger so that he might remove
No Suggestions of I:ingcr.
In furtherance of this, lie says, he or
dered the superintendent of the building
to keep a constant watch, and that no one
suspected any weakness or cause of dan
ger. He never entertained any idea that
the work 'Was dangerous, and deuies that
any of t!ie numerous occupants of the
building made any suggestion of danger
to him or any one else to his knowledge
until after the accident. Almost immedi
ately after the catastrophe rumors reached
him that he was publicly accused of crim
inal negligence, and was s i accused in the
public press .the District. He then-fore
appeared with counsel at the .session of the
coroner's jury June 12, the testimony of
certain witnesses tending, if unexplained,
to impute to him criminal necligence.
Kefers to Muiday s IMsgvaee.
Thnwigh his counsel (Colonel Ainsworth
says he revicsted permission from the cor
oner to croSV-examiiie witnesses, but the
deputy coroner refused. rubsp3uently,"
the relator says, he was faslely accused of
intimidating witnesses, anil charged with
murder liy sundry persons in attendance,
and was finally called upon to withdraw
from the court by the deputy coroner and
l.y one of the jurors. Thereupon a riotous
mob surrounded him and threatened his
life. Colonel Ainsworth says he has stated
the facts so fully liecuuse he is convinced
that a fair investigation will rosvlt in his
acfpiittal of nil blame.
DEPRIVED OF A RIGHT.
The Colonel .sks That the Coroner IVi
He continues that be is advised that no
man can lie legally tried in a coroner's
court without lx-ing present, if he so de
sires, and to cross-examine witnesses; that
lie is in fact now on trial in the coroner's
court, "and that if the verdict of the jury
should charge him with responsibility the
roroner ha.sk authority to commit him for
trial. Under such circumstances the de
nial of the right to lie present, and exam
ine witnesses would deprive him of the
legal rights of an American citizen.
He says he is prepared to prove all his
averments anil desires to produce wit
nesses and to cross examine those ail verso
to him and for this reason prayed that a
writ of mandamus might issue, command
ing the i oroncr to permit him to lie pre
sent with counsel and examine witnesses
touching any alleged criminal negligence
nf his and to adduce testimony in his own
behalf, also commanding the deputy coro
ner to enforce order in his court anil to
adopt such measures as might be required
to protect his life, which had ln-en threat
ened. The room occupied by Justice Uingham,
chief just ice of the District supreme court,
began to fill up with clerks who served
under Colonel Ainsworth and shortly after
the hour named Mr. li. lioss Ferry, repre
senting Colonel Ainsworth, and District
Attorney IJirney for the coroner, entered
the room. District Attorney Hirney filed
a demurrer, claiming that Colonel Ains
worth's petition did not set forth any mat
ter that entitled him to a writ of manda
mus. Colonel Ainsworth had not been accused,
said Mr. Birney, save by the newspapers.
There had been no charge, Warrant or ar
rest. His petition is simply this that
fearing something might be said or a ver
dict rendered that might reflect upon him
he seeks an order to command the coroner
to permit him to have cousel and conduct
a trial. Investigation by a coroner's jury
was not a trial, but similar to a grand jury
Mr. Perry spoke with much feeling
against the conduct fi li. H. Warner, the
juror who Mr. Perry said precipitated
the scene that followed. Colonel Ains
worth was in reality on trial, and being
assailed was entitled to all the safeguards
given tiy the law. The court took the case
The proceedings before the coroner were
uninteresting. A few witnesses testified that
they had heard that the stairs were un
safe, and there was testimony to be effect
that a petition was written to Colonel
Ainsworth asking that the clerks be fur
loughed pending repairs on the building.
No witness had seen the petition only
heard of it. It was not presented because
aa alleged the clerks were, afraid, to sign
it, fearing loss or position. During me
hearing the order of the supreme court of
the District for the deputy coroner to ap
pear and show cause, etc., was served and
the inquest adjourned for the day.
DOINGS OF ILLINOIS SOLONS.
Summary of the Proceedings of t'.ve legis
SrwyuriELD. June 14. Because it didn't
show how much it would cost Governor
Aitgeld returned to the senate without his
signature the bill giving the Dairymen's
association -il.OOO for publishing its re
ports. The resolution to submit to the
people the proposition for a constitutional
convention wns adopted: also a resolution
for a commission to find out how to com
pel insurance companies to deposit St34,OiJO,
000. now deposited in Xew York, in Illinois
bunks; also a resolution for a com
mission to codify the insurance laws.
The nominations by Governor Fifer
for managers of the state reforma
tory were conflrmed.except Scott and Cad
wallader, in whose places Governor Alt
geld nominated C. E. Felt on and John W.
' The time for killing quail was made a
month later by a house bill that the sen
ate passed, while the Ferns anti-trust bill,
the Berry miti-trust bill and the bill to
prevent the discharge of employes with
out notice were sent to third reading.
The Stringer educatiiwial bill was sent to
second reading, and the bill appropriating
the unexpended balance for Illinois' par
ticipation in tlie World's fair to the Co
lumbian exposition was sent to third
The house did business without a quorum
on the decision of the speaker that "in his
opinion"' there was a quorum, A senate
bill conferring police powers on the Chica
go drainage trustees was sent to third
reading. The hill for a w.jstern hospital
for the insane was passed. Appropriations
of &Jix)0 for a convict plant at Joilct,
fKO.OdO fur current exix-nses there and
fl7S,0iai for a convict plant at the south
ern jienintentiary were passed. The Irill
to. legalize lalxir arbitration was passed.
A TRUST HAS NO RIGHTS"!
XJecision nt t IiScjiro That Will ririwe Igna
Chicago, June 14. Judge McConnell
has rcndertsl a decision against the Amer
ican Preservers' trust, which may have an
iniHK-l"iiit l'!.ring. Tlie decision was made
by the court in a case brought by the Pre
servers' association against Andrew D.
Bishop, of Fvanston. When the trust was
or'-mnixed in IssS Bishoiv,who was engnred
iu a canning business in this city, trans
ferred his effects to the new corporation
and took stix-k in the concern in payment.
Later lie dropped nut-and the association
repleviued his property, amounting to
alMiut SViiKH', claiming that it In-longed
to the trust and that Bishop was merely
acting ns. its agent. Suit whs brought and
the case came up for hearing ticfore Judge
The attorney for the defendant argued
that the trust was an illegal corporation;
that the new corporation was simply the
agent of the trust, ami as the tni was il
legal the corporation must lie illegaJ.
Judge McConnell took the same view of
the cum and said: "So ciurt of record
should Kind its legal operations to furtlier
the interests ami carry out the purpose of
a trust. To my mind the corporation
known as t-he American Trust l'reservers'
associating is lint the agent of the trust,
and ns such t.he same illegality att-aches
to it as to the "principal concern." The
plaintiff was granted three days in which
to reply to the defendant. The case will
prolwhly be appealed and taken to a
higher court for adjudication.
Hi Is Not Persona (irato.
PllKRRKooKK, Que., June 14. When the
news was received here that Benjamin
Ienthier, a "French-Canadian of Massa
chusetts," had liecJi apjKiinted American
consul in this city to replace Colonel Wood,
on et. 1, a protest was forwarded to Wash
ington against licut bier's appointment, one
oi the reasons lieing that a French-Canadian
would not lxi acceptable to Sherbrooke
people liecause, though there are near-by
French parishes, Sherbrooke is the central
point of the astern townships, settled al
most exclusively by disKmded soldiers
from the old British army in Canada.
These people have always si renuously op
posed French domination. Their protest
was, however, unheeded.
isliln't Permit Him to liesigu.
CokOinrs, O., June 14. The committee
appointed to investigate the affairs of the
office of Inspector of Workshops and Fac
tories McDonald has filed its report with
the governor. They find that there is a
discrepancy in his accounts of S4,0(1.31.
VKn the filing of this report Inspctor
McDonald deposited the amount stated
with the governor, together with his resig
nation. The governor responded by send
ing Mr. McDonald a letter removing him
Itusiness Surprise at Cleveland.
CLEVELAND, June 14. Considerable sur
prise was created by the announcement
that the National Bank of Commerce hail
filed an application for the appointment of
a receiver for the Williams Publishing
company, supposed to be one of the most
solid establishments of its kind in the city.
The basis rf the suit is a note of $3,811.20,
which the company is unable bo meet. By
consent of both parties William M. Rey
nolds was appointed receiver.
ftrwid IMle Oond Tcmprars.
Pes Moines, la., June 14. The right
worthy grand lodge of Good Templars has
convened at the Young Men's Christian
association building. After the opening
ceremonies and the appointment of the
regular committees two special commit-U-es
to consider subjects in controversy be
fore the lodge were named. A movement
is on foot to secure the indorsement of
statutory prohibition by the lodge. An
other subject of controvery is whether or
not lodges in India must be compelled to
use the Christian Bible.
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Scores 00 the Diamond Field.
Chicago, June 14- The scores recorded
by League base ball clubs are as follows:
At Baltimore Cleveland 8, Baltimore 2;
at Philadelphia St. Louis 5, Philadelphia
10; at Washington Chicago 10, Washing
ton C; at New York Louisville 0, New
York 13; at Brooklyn Cincinnati 9, Brook
lyn 1; at Boeton Pittsburg 9, Boston 7.
Printers Protective Fraternity.
Chicago, June 14. The International
Printers' Protective Fraternity is holding
its sixth annual convention. President
Frazer delivered his annual address and
reports of the secretary and treasurer
were read, showing the financial condition
of the order to be in good shape. Nineteen
hundred dollars was paid out in death
benefits. The afternoon session was brief
and the convention adjourned for the day.
No Lou j-e r a National Guest.
Washington", June 14. Commander
Dickens, who has accompanied the duke
of Veragua on his travels throughout the
United States, left the duke in New York
and reported to Secretary Gresham that
his charge was at an end and that the duke
would now travel as a private citizen and
nut as a national guest.
A Stonecutter Earns Sl.OOO.
Augusta, Me., June 14. The body of
J. W. MiTxhell, the missing secretary of
the Prohibitory Enforcement league, has
been found in the river. The reward of
81,000 offered by the relatives goes to a
stonecutter who sighted the body while
loading granite on a vessel at the wharf.
Millers' Ppotits Are Small.
Minneapolis, June 14. Before the
United States senatorial committee ap
pointed to investigate the depressed price
of agricultural products, one of the priuci
psd witnesses was W. H. Dunwoody, of the
Washburn-Crosby Milling company! He
testified that whereas the millers' profit
on a barrel of flour had at times been as
high as ?1.67, the millers were now glad to
get 15 cents per barrel.
LIVE STOCK AND PRODUCE MARKETS.
Chicago, June 11
Following were the quotations on the
board of trade today: Wheat, June, opened
6.i,c, closed G.V6c; July, opened 65t4c, closed
64c; September, opened 70c. closed Tic.
Corn June, opened &Su, dosed 3tc; July,
oiieued 3cftc, closed 4'i?4c: September, opened
4i?ic, closed 4Jc. Oats June, opened 2?!c,
closed U!c: July, oiened 2s$c. closed
SMc; September, opened c, closed 26c
Porh June, opened , closed ; July,
ojiened SAISo, closed Sf - 'S September.
oienud jai.To, closed SSLTa
openod Slt.SfcJc. closed glO.iW.
Live Stock: The prices at
Ptocks yards today ranged
Hos Estimated receipts for tlie day 12,mji;
quality irood; left over 1.5U0; market opened
fairly active, with l&ht grades strong and
higher; othre grades opened steady but de-cllim-il
.V-; sales ranHl at Sl.;Kr.H.- pigs. SO 85
(T,7.iij liirlit.f;.t'.Vrji.73 rouch packing. 7i3,7. 15
mixed, and Sri.Kk&l.lu heavy qaekinaud ship
Cattle Estimated receipts for the day
5,5a0; quality fair; market little slow and
prices steady: quota t tuns ranged at So. 50
6J.5.!'." choice to extra shipping steers,
H.'LY!l-- '5 fair to trood. ftUf; l.Vi common
to medium do. 5;i-9"'C' 4.13 butchers' steers.
S2.SH(.2.4.iA st.Kikers. tt lifKrrl.S" feeders. ?-M5i
3.80 cows, S3.3n24.:t heiicrs, S.5nfJ l.'H bulls,
S2.9H3.4. tiU Texas s-lcers, and $;.li;j.i;.H veal
Sheep Estimated receipts for the day 9,0110;
quality fair: market fairly active and prices
firm; quotations ranred at ?4 (Mii-VO ier
1(H) lb westerns. $a.rjr." xi natives'. $1,753
.(' lambs, and spring lambs at i.33,.'i per
lYoduce: Huttas. kVncy creamery, lite per
lb; fancy ilairy, MT;11V; packing stock. lS
W-6c. Eire Fresh northern ptock.ltfW'illo per
doz. Live poultry Spring chickens. l?jl!lc
per lb: liens. !lc; turkeys. !c; (lurks. ic;
greesr,-$.1.&3 '' ler doz. Potatoes Wiscon
sin liurbanks. TtK.V pur bu; Michigan. 05
70c; Hebrons. GUutfc; Peerless, OiTt-jc; mixed
stock, WH'. Xew (mtatoes ? 1.2.5 ier !-4 bu
sacks; Moliile, $3.&3.M per bbl.
Fair to good. &2.7.Yi.U) lcr bbl;
fancy, f3. 75(3.4. Honey White
1-lb sections, 17cl9e; broken comb.
comb, good condition, Ut&14c; extracted, b7o
i e w Yurk.
New York. June 13.
Wheat July, 720 S T"JUc; August, ti
0.75V4C; September, 7f.45j,77Mic ; Hecember,
M(5!-ic. It ye Steady and dull; west
ern, iM&GOc. Corn No. 2 firmer, quiet; July,
47Kj47-; August. 4f-yc; September, 4i0
4t4c; No. 2, 47VjC. Uats No. 2 dull and
firm; June, :ivfce: Siptemlicr. lilupXlyuci
state. ys4M(jc; wot-teru, a7si4tk-. 1'ork
Bull but steady; old mess. S-t i; new mess,
$20.. V; extra prime nominal. Lard tjuiet
and liriuer:. j-tenm reaili'ri'd. SI0.1-.
The Local .tlirkrt
Hay Timothv. S19.00: upland, S103J1 ; sloueb
J'.l.iX); haled. SI0.(k311.0n.
Butter Pair to choice, 2i)T?i2t : cresmury,
Eirss Ftwh. 1.JS.14
Poultry Chickeijp. li:ic; tirkeyn lily
ducks, l-'Hc; geese, 10c.
PKU1T AXO TEOBTARI.ES.
Ajiples f 4 Oil Dcrbnl.
Pot at oc s 31c.
1 in ions St.t-per bbl.
Turnips (lOc per bu.'
Cattle Untchors pay for
4"44c; cow and Ct:fei,
It is thepeople-
AND HOI THE TESTIH0NIA1S
OF PURCHASABLE CHEMISTS