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VOL. SLI KC 211
ROCK ISLAND. FBI DAT, JUNE 23. 1893.
Single Coplea 5 Oeata
Far Week ISM Oeata
flie Greatest of all
No use telling you where we got them or why we are offering these suits
at 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
we name a price it is away BELOW ALL COAPETlTORS. and for that
reason we do the business. Look at our suits at
WE GUARANTEE there is not a suit in the lot but which is worth more
than double the price we ask for them. Our aim is to do by far the largest
Clothing business in Rock Island, and we are doing it, "BUT ALWAYS
HUNGRY FOR MORE. Compare Prices.
Our selection of new designs for the coming 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. j
We have taken advantage ol every opportunity m maKing our seiectiou, iu oraer to g e
the people of this city and vicinity the choisdst deaiejas fron tti-! product of nearly every
manufacturer in this country, at the very lovreet prices. We ciuuio only first class
workmeD, and shall be pleased to receivs your orders for Papjr Uaui'ijj, Paiutiutj .r
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. CRAMPTON & CO.
Wholesale and retail book sellers and stationers.
The Fashionable Fabric for
Caivl and leave your order
as. Block Opposite
Spring and Summer have
Second av-nue, fcock Island
Is Life Worth LiviDg?
Tbat Depends Upon Your Health.
Will care joo and keep yen well.
For sale at Harper House Pharmacy.
EXHIBITS TO STAY.
Methodists Will Not Desert the
ACTION ON THE SUNDAY QUESTION
Taken by the Commission Having Cliar-fre
of the jItl?r IMrcftory Having Small
SucreKMKiiiilJng a I'reacher for the Lord's
lay..t the I'ark Unv. rUcKinlcy's Re
ception vYftnaiiiaker'n .Suit Labor Con
gress The 1 iiiam lers.
Chicago, J aim 23 Through its oflicial
representatives the Methodist Episcopal
church lias decided that tin; exigencies of
the situation do not demand a boycott or
total abandonment of the fair. The Meth
odist exhibit will remain a part of the fair,
lint it will be closed on Sunday. This ac
tion was taken by the o "emission of cler
gymen and laymen Bishop Merrill, of
Chicago, chairman appointed by the last
gi neral conference to determine the atti-
iXfvl-.x r'i :. '
ill vjr- - . -i
A NlliT OF :i:is-!.yk VI KW.
tilde of the church toward the cxtiosi
tion. The members of the commission are:
A. .T. Kynett, l'liiladelphia: .1. O. Peck,
Xew York; J. V. Hartell, Louisiana; C.
JI. Payne, .1. I,, llnrlbat. New York; Karl
Cranston, ('iucinuati; J. T. Kd wards, Ran
dolph. N. Y.: J. 15. Ilobbs, Charles lius
bcy, Itev. Frank liristol, Chicago: John
11. Lindgren. Kvanston; liev. lir. C. K.
Mandeville, F.nglewood; Soloman Tliatch
cr, Hi vi r Forest; Clem Studebaker, South
New State lnlloin IVatnre.
Kvenimj wept ions iti the leading state
lmiltlin.s on t lie fairgrounds will hert'af
ter 1h one of the features of the social side
of the exposition. The initial reception
was Kiveii last evening in t lie Pennsylvania
buildinrr in honor of Miss Kmily Sartain,
tho art ist decorator ol the building. It
was a private function tendered by A. Ji.
Farquhar, the executive commissioner o
Pennsylvania, and Robert 1 Rrownfield,
chairiinn r-f the line arts committee. Tht?
invif&tion list was select, and w.is espe
cially i;itendetl to brinsi toiri'ther those who
are familiar with Miss Sr.ratin's excellent
work. The reception was one of the must
enjoyable ox'ensions of the city.
lllp;i?i!thaTii T.ooltincr fur a Ireachfr.
I'resident. Iliirinbotham. to whom was
referred t he matter or invitinir a minister
to preach at the frir next S'.i nday. is rx
periciiciiiiT considerable (liilicuby in net
tint: tnir one to accept an invita
tion. I!e has beo!i Iryitit; to find a prom
ncnt pastor for several ilays, but be cannot,
say that he has received an acceptance.
"1 want you to know as soon as I know
whom I can i-t.'' said the president of
the fair. "I am trying to find the man
iust now. 1 would not like to speak aliout
what 1 have done until I j;ct a man to
preach." and Mr. Hiiiinbotham displayed
an i:ili:.n ion to avoid further fjuest ion
iijf on r. delicate point.
An Ovation to McKinIcv.
The reccjition to ( hivernor McKinley w;ls
in the nature of an ovation. After iroint;
through the Ituckeye State building ho
beanthe reception, but found that the
cont rai't i as too bin. Tln re wi re pt,(m
pec-pie in front of the Ohio bom;', all of
whom wanted to shake hate's with tho
Huckeye statesman. The labor was too
heavy, and the governor, after trrcctinj;
hundreds', gave it up. The doors were
fihut, but they did not shut out a tremen
dous chetr for the financial "Napoleon."
The calls for McKinloy grew louder, and
finally the governor went up-stairs and
out on the balcony, where he made a shor
sj'ech, dtilaring that '"This is t lie grand
est display that lias ever taken place, and
the world will never see its equal. Xu
tiUch magnificent spectacle as this great
fair could take place in any ot her city but
this. I thank you all for this cordial
greeting." The governor's words were
greeted with prolonged cheering, which
he acknowledged by loving right and
left ns he retired from the balconv.
AT THE FINANCIAL CONGRESS.
ISrief llcview of the l'rweeUingn in the
The first speaker in the Rankers' Con
gress was S. D. Page, of Pennsylvania,
who read a paper on the progress and pres
ent condition of banking in the Keystone
State. 1 le was followed by Myron Cam
lell. of Indiana, whose paper entitled
'Functions of Hanks'' was a very inter
esting one. A paper on "Women Invest
ors" was contributed by Mrs. Charles
Ilenrotin, and II. S. Uallou, of M.-issnchu-setts,
spoke on the subject of "Measures
of Muuicipal Credit," which closed the
The Railway Commerce Congress in
Hall 4 was rather slimly attended. Geo.
tt. UlanchaM, chairman of the Central
Traffic association, presiding, delivered a
ihort address an "The International and
Interstate' Railway Arrangements," and
then int roduced Alexander Wellen, royal
jominissioner of Sweden, who read a pa
per on the state railways of his country.
William E. Curtis, secretary of the Pan
American congress, also spoke o.a interna
tional and interstate railway arrange
ments, and a paper by Joseph Nimmo, Jr.,
late statistician of the United States treas
ury, was read, entitled "Evolution ot the
American Railway System."
At nlfijit at the general pjolqn meeting
in Columbus "hall tile, rouowmg aaaressts
were delivered: "Essential Elements of a
Monetary System," by It. M. Widney, of
Los Angeles, Cal.; "Governmental Regula
tion of Transportation and Its Praotial Ef
fects," John W. Cary, general counsel of
the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul rail
way: "Hoards of Trade; Their History,
Utility, Effect on lrices. Results to Pro
ducers, Results to Consumers," William
It. Tucker, of the Philadelphia board of
trade: "Ix-gitimate Profit in Life Insur
ance," R. a. M Curdy, president of the
New York Insurance company.
Iu the Life Insurance Congress iu Hall 7
Chairman . I. H. Nolan read a paper p re
nan d bv Thomas Hillvard, managing di-
.-OMK.OK ,)i U KAsT 1MHA VlslToliS.
rector 'ot tin? liommton Lite Insurance
company, of Waterloo, Canada, on "Fe
male Risks."' Mrs. I.. A. Starkweather,
of St. I.ouis, presented l.ir'r.y strong argu
ments why the extra premiums on wo
men's life insurance should be eliminated
in an interest ing paper read by her. Dr.
I. X. Danforth. of Chicago, followed with
ft paper on "Albuniinaria and Its Rela
tions to I.Ke Insurance,"' and "Taxation of
Life and Accident Companies' was tho
subject of a pa;;er by .1.11. Roe, of Louis
ville, Ky. .
I'residc nt Samuel flompers, of the Amer
ican Fi-ilerat :oti of Lalnir, has returned to
New York after completing arrangements
for the World" Ii!ir congress, which will
be held here r.im Aug. to Sept. 4. The
eongresr. will coiicltnle with the gr'iitest
labor paiadeand demonstration ever seen
in Ann r.ca. Representatives from all
parts of the world will participate.
irll" l'air Notes.
Mi xicos exhibit in the Woman's build
ing contains a model of the caravel Santa
Maria in artificial 1 lowers.
Eight hundred singers, picked from the
Cincinnati Festival association, the Mil
waukee Arion club, Minneapolis Choral
association, St. Ixmis Choral society, and
the St. Paul Choral association, sang se
lections at Music hall from "Ixihengrin"
and other staudard works, Theodore
Thomas directing the chorus and orches
tra. The Keystone Driller company and oth
ers propose to fight Sunday opening on
Judge Jenkins has granted Wanamaker
&: Brown and others leave to amend their
Sunday closing bill. They claim .as.stcek
holders that the attendance oh Sunday
will not aggregate enough to make up for
the loss of the .?1 ,!( ,000 which the direc
tory proposes to return to the government,
anil they ask that the directory be re
strained from ojiening the gates Sunday
or returning the money, liecause it will
Total attendance yesterday was 127,272.
BUSINESS IS PRETTY LIVELY
With the lllitcrpri-ini; Traill KoMkt, but
Al.lU'yi i:i:.'l"K. N. M., June 23. An at
tempt wasmade to holdup theAtlant icand
Pacific passenger train. The train was
flagged four "miles east of Coolidge and
when stopped Conductor I'oliert Cruise and
IJrakeman Carter got. off to learn the
cause. They were confronted by four men
who ordered them to throw up their hands
and move forward to the express car and
call upon the messenger to open the door.
Two more of the band called on Engineer
R. C. Lemon and his fireman to hold up
In the meantime Messenger T. F. Hig
ginscaut iously opciiii J the express car door,
gun in hand and. seeing t he situation in
stantly rodoscd it and ln-gan to barricade.
Engineer Lemon saw his opportunity and
telling his fireman to drop under cover he
pulled open the throttle and dropped him
self out of range of the deadly Winchester.
The trian living light shot down the grade
at lightning sjieed, leaving the conductor
and brakeman ln-hind in company of the
robbers. The baffled outlaws'permitted the
conductor and brakeman to follow the
train without further molestation.
OUTLAWS FIRE ON A TRAIN.
A 1'lun tt liob the i-'xre(is Miscarries by a
Denisox, Tex., June 23. The south
bound Missouri, Kansas and Texas train
Xo. 3 was fired into at Striugtowu by a
band of outlaws, supposed to be the Dyer
gang. The train was running on time I
ami did not stop. One of the trainmen
said: "I think the freight engine that was
pulling us saved us. The bandits were in
ambush at the south end of the switch
and when the engine whistled they,
thought it was a freight and laid low.
When they saw their mistake they fired
and tried to stop us.
"We were running twenty miles ait hour.
They flagged the engineer and fired at
him" the ball going through the' cab win
dow. There were probably sik robbers."
The train was a rich one. especially in ex
press and registered pi-l)es. The express
company expect a shi fj -nt of the "strip"
money and fear anotuer attempt will be
made to rob it. It is reported that the
officers are close upon the bandits in
Running the Railways in Kansas.
TorEKA, Kan., June 23. The state board
of ra'i ad commissioners has announced
that they are prepare) to order a general
reduction in railroad rates on all lines in
the state. It is said that the decision of
the board has been hastened by the agita
tion of a reduction in World's fair rates
which is being made by Lieutenant Gover
nor Daniels and.CjQveraor Lewelling.
GREAT LOSS AT SEA.
Four II ondred Seamen Drowned in a Col
London, June 23 The British
thigsliip Victoria collided this luorn
with the battle ship Caniperdown
of the Mediterranean squadron, and
the former sank immediately, carry
ing with her Vice Admiral Tryon,
one of England's most prominent
naval ollieers, and about IM) sailors.
Altgeltl Vetoes Some Itllls.
SruiNtiFlKLl), Ills., June 23. Governor
Alt geld has vetoed Semite bill Xo. 405,
which appropriates f 120,000 to enlarge the
Southern Hospital for the Insane, and
$120,K)0 to enlarge tho Northern Hospital
for the Insane. The governor favors build
ing other hospitals in different parts of
t lie state.
An Ohl Ycsscliiiaii l'ropa Dead.
Dktimit, June 23. J. Tall man Whiting,
aged 7 years, an old vesseiman well known
till around the lakes, dropped dead at tho
waterworks lie re. Heart disease was the
cause of death.
Tin? Weather Wk May l:utt.
Washington, June 2J. The following are
the weather indications for twenty-four hours
from S ii. in. yesterday: For Indiana, Illi
nois. Michigan and Wisconsin Fair, warmer
weather; winds shifting to southerly. For
Iowa Fair weather; warmer in eastern and
sum hern portions; easterly to southerly
LIVESTOCK AND PRODUCE MARKETS.
Chicago, June 22.
Following were th? quotations on tho
board of trade today: Wheat, June, opened
tWic. closed toe; July, opened t.VH'-. closed
tjc; September, ojxmed 70Jc. closed 0c.
Corn Juno, opened 41VaC, closed 41Jc; July,
oiicned 41?fce, closed 41?nc; tH-'pteinbcr, opened
iiiJtje, closed lyt Oats Juno, oiicned 3t'J-4?
closed S'Hjc; July, ojiened H&Mf'. closed
'hc; September, nticncd i'0iic, closed 2fic.
Pork June, oiiencd , closed ; July,
ocncd Jl'-M'i, closed Sl'J.15; September.
oiicned Sf-M..V, closed SU.IUL
opened S.ti t, closed SJ.tio.
Lard J one,
Livo Stock: The prices at
Stocks yards today rantred
Hogs Estimated receipts for the day 23.000;
quality good; left over U.UOU; market opened
active with prices oc higher than yesterday's
closing figures; tales ranged at $220.127.116.11.25
pii.-s.Jil u&tl.4i)4ight, S3.yO'ii. u1 rough packing,
ti.(u,.l-- mixed, and Sti.Oo.i) heavy pack.
hk' and shipping lots.
Cattle Estimated receipts for tho day
14. .Vi; quality ouly fair; market little slow and
prices steady; about half the arrivals
were Texans; quotations ranged at t'.-8J
5j.ii0 choice to extra shipping sters,
54. 70 5.2U good to choice do., $1.20
5il.C0 fair to good, 54 004.40 common
to medium do, 83.sir4.00 butchers' etesrs,
f 2.5n3.0O stockers, $3.UOii4.40 feeders, f 1.50
3.60 cows, 53.25,4.00 heifers. $2.50(3,1.00 bulls.
J-'.rjOSl.jU Texas steers, and S3.0U36.00 veal
Sheep Estimated receiptsl for tho day 9,000;
quality fair; market fairly active and prices
slower; quotations ranged at 51.00S5.1U per
lu) lb westerns. 52.75&1.60 Texas, $3.6o$
5.50 natives. 54-758.00 lambs and sprint; iambs
at $5.03,3,0.50 per 100 lbs.
Produce: Butter Fancy creamery, 19il9yo
per lb; fancy dairy. Its 3.17c; packing stock. U3
12Hc. Eggs Fresh northern stock. 12ii'H13o per
doa. Live poultry Sprint; chickens, l&S,lda
per lb: hens, tHc; turkeys, 9c; ducks, 0c;
geese, 53.llHi5.00 per doz. Potatoes Wiscon
sin Burbanks, i'J,7jo per bu; Michigan, 05
70c; Uebrons. eofeflic; Peerless, 6&3,6jc; mixed
stock. One. New potatoes $1.25 per Hba
sacks; Mobile. So.Sj.jO per bbL
Fair to good, 52.75jJ3.00 ik.t bbl;
fancy, S3.i5ij,4.5o. Honey Vhit
1-lb sections. 1733; broken comb.
com! i. good condition, lo&llc; extracted, 67o
New York, June 22.
Wheat June. 714S72c; July. 72HS72H":
August, 74"s"7.7.'ic; t?eplember, 70J63,7 3-ldw;
lJeembcr, si-hii-c. Itye Quiet and nom
inal; western, 67c. Cora No. 2 dull and
firmer; July, fni-V3o0l$c; August, 615Uc;
ss.-pteuitK.-r, 511C-jlK-''; No. 2, ltf?4'354C.
Oats Xo. 2 dull and steady; July. 37c b;J;
August. 3)C asked; September, 33Kc b;d;
state. 3a.'-4gi44Tjc; western. oS&44Jc Pori-
Fairly active and easy; old mess, 5190.
new mess, S-J.uu. Lard ijuiet and noini
nal. Tlie l.rral lltrkels.
Cora 4" ise.
llav Timoiliv, Sli.OO: npland, 51KJ11 ; slcUEL
59.00; baled. $10 OU311.00.
Htitter h'mr to choice, ax32i; creamery.
Pouitry Chickens, l-:ic; turkeys 12V
dnck-, li4c; gvese, 10c.
mUlT AND TEUSTASLEh.
Apple!" fl.OO per bbl.
Onions 54.00 ier bbl.
Turnips 61 per bu.
Cattle Uutchers pay for c-rn tea M
47t4c; cows and ncifcif, k!H4i!c caiva
IS ON TOP
Costs less than Half
and pleases much better
than the over-priced and
over-' endorsed" kinds.
Judge for yourself
; n Cans. At your Grocer's