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ROCK ISLAND. TUESDAY, JULY 11. 1893.
tngl Uopleo 5 Coat.
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OU KNOW US--
We hav'nt said a word about
ests, Straw Hats,
For the next 30 days
In Bedroom Suits.
In order to reduce the immense line we
have to make room for other goods we must
sacrifice them. Come at once and secure
the best bargain that was ever offered in the
IK5 and 1527
The Fashionable Fabrici for
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J. B. ZIMMER,
j Call and leave your order
tab Block Opposite Ha e per House;
Inow located In hi new nop.
! At 324
arLUjm shoe a specialty. .
SAX&RICE, ROCK fSLAND,
to take a look at
we are selling for
etc., we've got lots of em at the
SAX&RCS, ROCK SLANDj JLL
124 126 and 128
Spring and Summer have
Opposite toe Old euni .
Is Life Worth Living?
That Depends Upon Your Health.
Will cure you and keep ycu well.
For sale at Harper House Pharmacy.
Joiin Volk 6c Co.
Sena Doors Blinds, Biding, Floorint,
.: ail kinds of wood worn for builder
BisbteeuUi HU oeu Tnlrd'and Prion n are,.
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DESPE11 ATE FIGHT
In the House of Correction at
PEISONEES MAKE" A WILD BEEAK.
A Rash for the Wall anil Liberty Met by
the Guards and Repulsed One Convict
Shot Dead as He Reached the Top of the
Enclosure and Another Fa' ally AVound
ed A Hot Hand-to-Uand l ight The
IoMA, Mich., July 11. Full seventy-five
convicts at the House of Correction made
a break for liberty. They were at work in
the various shops. The first ten or fifteen
left their work and started for the west
wall. The ringleader was Convict William
Smith, known us Xo. 703, a five-year man
sent np from Detroit. Smith has lost time
before, having made an attempt to escape
a year ngo last September, and he is a
tough character. Tinsmiths have been at
work on shop Xo. 21, nlxmt ten rods from
the west wall, repairing conductor pipes.
Two long ladders were used and were
standing against the building. Smith
started out and was followed by the others
who were in the scheme, lie quickly
clasped the ladder standing against the
west wall. ;
The Warden Was Trs pared.
Warden Paiicell had discovered that
something wascoming, over Sunday, and
had doubled the guard. Teacher Gourley
was watching around in the vieiniiy of
this building, and when he saw Smith ;i:;d
the gang come out hi' fired a shot from his
revolver into the ground and ordered the
men back. Smith urged them on, paying
no attention to tl.e order. The men on the
wall and abliit the yard quickly assem
bled at this- point, and were ordered by
Warden Parcell to stop the break. A gen
eral fusillade commenced and a hand-to-hand
light followed. The ladders were
kocked down, but the convicts replaced
them and Oscar Miller, an eight-year man,
gained the top of the wall. The guard shot
at him and the ball went clear through his
body ;;nd he dropped to the ground dead.
II ;:ul-ti-ll;ml Tij;ht Hrlow.
In the Meantime a terrible battle was
going on Ivlo-.-. Convict Smith struck at
Deputy War.len Rowley with a hammer,
but the latter dodged and escaped death.
Rmvley struck Convict Charles E. Jones
on the head and he dropped. He will
doubtless die, as his head is terribly out.
William Katrer, sent from Grand Rapids,
was badly wounded and his recovery is
doubtful. He is serving a fifteen-year sen
tence for manslaughter. Smith, another
convict, brought into play a long billy
made out of sheepskin loaded with sand.
This, with three hammers, a large wrench
and a round stone, were afterwards taken
from the leaders in the break. How thy
got them i a mystery. Teacher Gour y
was struck on the head with the stone
which was hurled at him... It grazed his
skull but dii' not seriously injure him"'
TJ I'sed !lt Irons with Effect.
It was only by prompt action that the
wholesale lileration of the convicts was
averted. Hall Master Parcell grabbi 1 np
the hot irons used by some local tii.ners
and commenced prodding the cor. kts,
who ran back. A coroner's inquest ;s in
progress and the convicts are now in their
cells. Four convicts were injured. .Tons
has concussion of the brain as the resu't of
a blow on his head, and Smith, the li .-. ier,
was found to have a bad cut on the i. wk
of his head. On seeing the first ten .:unv
Smith out of the shop, The rest fol. .wed
until thev were driven back.
EFFECT OF IRISH HOME RULE.
Lord Salisbury's Contention in the I'all
LoxiHs..lr.ly 11. The Pall Mall Gazette,
which with its recent change of ownership
changed its politics, now sujp;-r: lajr
Conservative party, is publishing :: series
of articles from the ptu of Lord Salisbury,
the Kight Hon! A. J. Balfour, Professor
Ijeekey anil other well known opponents
of Irish home rule. An article written by
Lord Salisbury ' makes out a casa against
home rule from an intercolonial poiut of
view. Lord Salisbury says he sei-s two
dangers, the first and most sensible of
which is the blow that will be giveujfcin
dia by the granting of home rule to Ire
land. India, he declared, is held by the justice
of England's rule, though the last resort
is always force. The taste for surrender is
contagious, liieapads upon the answer
given to IreTanfjfwhat shall be given in
response to the V&ilar demand which is
sure to be m;Hjby India. The second
point of dangi-rliflhe event of a war be
tween Cireat li.ltaiu and another power.
An unfriendly executive in Ireland could
in the evcut of war cause untold distress
by allowing nuf enemy to procure coal and
provisions in Irish ports and by allowing
tiie coasts to be used u.s rendezvous for
In support of this contention Lord Sal
isbury quotes at considerable length from
the work of Captain Mahan, of the United
States navy, on, the influence of the pea
power of the French during the revolution.
Though England was "mistress of the
seas" privateers had captured au immense
number of Uritisfiinerchantmen. In con
clusion Lohi Salisbury says ho believes
that traditional hatred will compel the
Irish to fully use against England auy
advantage th may secure. -
Corbtfptnd Jackson Matched.
Robt, IusTSjuly U. At the weekly pu
gilistic ehijinion here James Corbet t, the
chanipiouWjJger, went into the ring and
offered toMight Jackson at Uoby in No
vember nextr He had hardly uttered his
"defi" beforp Parson Davies was . in the
ring and put up (2,500 forfeit, and this
long-talked of fight will probably come off
at this place. It will be for f 10,000.
Nothing in That Borden Sensation.
FALL River, July ll. Mrs. Carpenter,
who wrote the letter that was picked np
at RometX. Y., has been found. She says
her husband had trouble here, being
suspected of the murder, but proved a
first-class a':bi. He was still diffident
about comiug here, however, for fear ol
annoyance that was all. Her story ol the
alibi Is undoubtedly true. ,
PENSIONS CUT OFF.
One Hundred Thousand to Look Over
crop Report. '
Washington. July 12. The pension
bureau has notified a great many pension
ers throughout the entire country who are
drawing pensions under the act of June
27, 1S90, known as the dependent pension
act, that payment of their pensions will be
suspended for sixty days, during which
time they are required to show cause
why they should continue to draw pen
sions. The testimony necessary to prevent
their being dropped from the rolls is the
certificate of a reputable physician at
tested by two witnesses to the effect that
the pensioner is precluded from active
labor owing to injuries or disability not
the result of his own vicious habits.
Must Stand an Kxnminntion.
In case no attention is paid to the de
partment's notification within sixty days
the pensioner will be dropped from the
rolls. On the other, hand, should the
necessary certificate, properly drawn up
and signed, le forwarded to the pension
bureau, the pensioner will be requested to
appear before the local board of medical
examiners for examination as to his con
dition. This action is pursuant to the re
cent ruling cf Secretary Smith to the ef
fect that a pensioner under the act of June
27, 1$!0, drawing a pension for disability
must be shown to be physically incapable
of manual labor.
One Thousand Suspensions to Date.
The board of review appointed to carry
into effect that decision, is now going
over all of the cases under the act of June
27, lS'.K), probably 100,000 in number, e
lecting those cases which show in the
record that the pensioner may not be in
capacitated for manual labor. In thi
casis thus selected the pensioners are noti
fied as before stated to prove their total
disability to the department or cease t
draw pensions. It is estimated at the pen
sion office that so far something over 1,000
suspensions have already been made.
WASHINGTON CROP BULLETIN.
Corn in Better Condition Than Last Year
and Wheat Worse.
WAsniXGTOx.July 11. The July returns
to the statistician of thedepartmeut of
agriculture make the following averages
of condition: Corn, P3.2; winter wheat,
77.7; spring wheat, 74.1; oats, 8S.8; rye,
85.3; bailey, 88; potatoes, 04.8; tobacco,
93. The preliminary acreage of corn is re
ported as M2;; as compared with the
acreage harvested last year, being an in
crease of something over 2,000,t00 acres.
The average condition of corn is 93.3
against 81.1 last July. The averages in
the principal states are: Ohio. 93; Indi
ana, SIC; Illinois, 92; Iowa, 9; Missouri,
92; Kansas, 93; Nebraska, 94; Texas, 69;
The condition of winter wheat is 77.7
against 74.5' last month and 89.6 in July,
irc2. The principal state averages an:
New York, 8(5; Pennsylvania. S4; Ken
tucky, 92; Ohio, 93; Michigan, 79; Indiana,
83; Illinois. fiG; Missouri, 77; Kansas, 40;
California, SO; Oregon, 90. The condition
of spring wheat is 74.1 against 90.0 in July,
1S92.. Last month it yas 85.4. State
averages are. "TTtntiesotai Trt" Iomv5;
Nebraska, 00; South Dakota, 69; Xorth
Dakota, 73, and Washington, 91. Condi
tion of all wheat July i, 1893, was 76.fl.
On June I it was 73.8. The condition of
oats remains about the same as it stood
last month, being 8S.8, as against 88.9 JuDt
I. This is the highest condition since 1SS9.
Can Be Seen Without a Glass.
RoCHESTEK, X. Y., July 11. Professor
Swift, of the Warner Observatory, has
received from Alfred Rordame, of Selt
Lake City, a telegram saying: "Xaked
eye comet observed 10 o'clock, July 8 in
Constellation lynx. Xo telescopic obser
vat ion possible. The comet has also been
observed by Professor Swift. It has a
"tail" two degrees in length and rapidly
iucreasing. It is in ascension 7 hours and
40 minutes, north 50 degrees. It has a
rapid motion towards the southwest.
The A'lcged Chicago "Ruin."
: CllK.AGO, July 11. Architect Clark has
made his lormal report of the condition of
the federal building to Secretary Carlisle.
He says that there is absolutely no dan
ger of tie building or any part of it col
lapsing and t hat in fact the structure was
i i leally letter condition than in 1887,
winn the last government inspection wa3
Suicide of a Chicago Man.
Chicago, July 11. Oswin Mayo, vice
president of the T. E. Wells Packing com
pany, committed suicide at Lis home, 456
Hov.eu nvefrie. by taking a dose of rat
poison. His Imsnness affairs are said to be
in good con.btiAi and no cause can be as
signed for tne act, except temporary in
On the Base Ball Field.
Chicago, July 11. Following are the
base ball scores; At Cleveland Boston 13,
Cleveland 12: at Pittsburg Xew York 11,
Pittsburg Hi; at Chicago Washington 3,
Chicago 2; at Cincinnati Baltimore 2,
Cincinnati 3; at St. Louis Philadelphia
S, St. Louis 7.
No Need of Praise.
"You never sit and talk to me as you
did before we were married," Bigbed the
young wife. '
"No," replied the husband, who was a
draper's assistant. "The guv'nor told
me to stop praising 'the goods as soon as
the bargain was struck." London Tit
Bits. The Weather We May Expect.
Washixotox. July ll.-The following are
'the weather indications for twenty-four hours
from 8 p. m. yesterday: For Lower Michi
gan Fair weather; winds shifting to easterly
and souther'-- For Indiana and Illinois
Fair weatli winds shifting to southerly;
warmer in i '' .hern portion. For Upper Mich
iganFair au I warmer weather: winds shift
ing to southerly. For Wisconsin Fair and
warmer weather, with increased southerly
winds; probably local thunderstorm tonight.
For Iowa Generally fair weather, but the
conditions are favorable for sever . local
storms in northwestern portion during this
afternoon or tonight; brisk and high souther
ly winds; warmer in eastern portion.
A curious book, in Trhir-h fha
neither written nor printed, but woven.
Has been published in Lyons. It was
made of 6ilk and was published in 25
parts, each part consisting of but two
Yogler, Fuhrmnn and Jacobs have been
f sund guilty in tJfe first degree in the
Molitor murder case at Alpena, Mich.
This makes four men conricted for the
murder. Molitor was murdered by a band
of whitecaps sixteen years ago at Rogers
A statue of Barnum was recently un
veiled at Bridgeport, Conn. It has been
painted red by some vandal.
The Chamberlain Investment company,
the largest real estate firm in the west,
has closed its doors. The liabilities, direct
and contingent, are 2,3C2,1U and assets
3,000,000. The closing is to guard the in
terests of creditors.
A. B. Emerson, of Philadelphia, hasdis
nppeared at Vera Cruz, Mex., and the
fact that his clothes were found on the
beach there but no corpse is taken to
mean that he went in swimming and was
devoured by sharks.
BaumVriior, the murderer of the six
members of the Krieder family at Cando,
X. I)., has been captured in Manitoba.
At the recent auction sale of the
personal property of the late Gov
ernor Samuel W. Hale, of Xew Hamp
shire, shares of mining, electric and other
stocks having a par value of $2,700,000
and promissory notes with a face value of
?o7,0(0 were sold to the highest bidder for
less than ?7.
The Rev. John S. Penman, of Irvington,
X. Y., who was a niemler of the last Pres
byterian general assembly, has withdrawn
from the church because of the Briggs de
cision. W. H. Shieffin & Co., of Xew York, the
largest drug importers in the country, an
nounce that in future all orders for im
ported drugs must be paid in gold.
The body of Michael J. Kelly, the miss
ing agent of the Big Four railroad, has
been found in the river at Cairo, 111.
LIVE STOCK AND PRODUCE MARKETS.
Chicago July 10.
Following were the quotations on the
board of trade today: Wheat July, opened
6.'?4t closed Co'c; September, opened 705sC,
closed 701.4c; December, opened lojfjc, closed
7054. Corn July, opened 41c, closed 40c;
August, opened 41?-c, closed 41!4c; September,
opened 42c closed 43c; December, opened
c, closed c. Oats July, opened "SJc,
closed 2?.tc; September, opened SRJc, closed
t5;e; May, opened c. closed c. Pork
July, opened fl9.1U, closed $19.50; September,
opened 830.10, closed 830.45. Lard July,
opened 10.00, closed 10.15.
Live Stock: The price? at the Union
Stock Yards today ranged as follows:
Hogs Estimated receipts for the day 43.C0O,
left over about 1,5.10; qua ity good; abotjt
,000 were consigned from the west; marge.);
active and weak; prices opened 15&20o
lower and later were steadier at IOJJISo de
cline; sales ranged at S.0 SC0i pigs, SO. 03
6.30 light, 5.9J3S.03 roush packing, $4.93
&C.25 mixed, and Jfl-1 )5i8.i3 heavy paoklng
and shipping lots.
Cattle Estimated receipts for the day,
19,0X1, market moderately active and prices
were a little easier; quotations ranged at
Ji.i0a3.60 choice to extra shipping steers, 1.60
&5.30 good to choice do., $1.0031.50 fair to
good, JO. 753 1.25 common to'medium do., 3.60
4.00 butchers' steers, 2.5033.50 stackers,
$3.50&4.S8 feeder. $1.23J3.50 cows, f3.7533.8J
heifers, 2.noa3.75 bulls, 2.39tl3 Texas
steers, and 12-5035.75 veal calves.
Sheep Estimated receipts for the day.10,000;
quality fair: market fairly active and prices
steady; quotations ranged at, 3.753,1.75
perlOUlbs westerns, $2.5034. 40 Texas, $2.00
5.25 natives, pnd J.5036.50 lambs.
Produce: Cotter Fancy separator, 19H320o
per lb; fancy dairy. 16317c; packing stock, 13
13Jc Eggs Fresh northern stock, 13$c per
dozen. Live Poultry Spring chickens, 143
17 per lb; old hens. He; turkeys, 10J4311c;
ducks, 9&P i : geese, S3.5036.0U per dozen.
New potatoes, $1.7532.50 per barrel. Apples
Choice to fancy, $3.7534.00 per barrel. Straw
berriesMichigan, 503750 per 15-qt case.
Honey White clover, 1-lb sections, 15317c;
broken comb, 10c; dark comb, good condition,
10314c;extracted, 633c per lb.
New York, July 10.
Wheat August, 74 MtS374iic; September,
76ii37oKo; October, 7SJ4c; December, 81?
82c. Kye Quiet, steady; . western, 65307c
Corn No. i dull, easier; weaker cables; Au
gust. i'JH'iVic: September. 4'.'54350c; No.
2. 4s-ia4'.iJic. Oats No. 2 dull and easier;
Jul.. 3.'33j;-Hc; August, 33c; September,
32C state, 37313c; western, 30313c. Pork-
Slow and unchanged. Lard Quiet and nomi
nal. The Loral SlarkctM.
Corn 41 c.
llay Timolbv. $12.00; upland, $10311 ; slcuga
fS.00; baled. 10.0Ull.O0.
Butter Fair to choice, 2Ui ; creamery, 20c
Epzs fresh. 14315
Poultry Chickens, 12!4c; turkeys UV
ducks, 12Kc; geese, 10c.
rKUIT AXD VEQBTABLES.
Apples $4 00 oer bbl.
Onions $4. U) per bbl.
Turnips 00c per bu.
Cattle Batchers pay for ccrn lea steei s
454Vic; cows and bcifci. 2rt&3Vc car?