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JoL. SLI NO. 237.
ROCK ISLAND. TUESDAY, JULY 25. 1893.
(jingle OoptM S Oaatt
Per Weak ISM Cent
Ae will continue
To sell you your choice of any
Summer Suit in the House for
joits worth $13.50, $15.00, $18.00 and $20.00
This is positively the last week
White and Fancy
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
vmmm a mmmm..
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The Fashionable Fabric i for Snriuj ami Summer have
J. B. ZIMMER,
JSCall and leave your order
Btie Block Opposite Haipeb House:
located In his new shop,
At 324 Seventeenth Street.
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SAX&RCE, ROCK SLAND, ILL.
v V Till
AT 8 25c.
Duck Vests at Half price.
SAX&RWE, ROCK fSLAND, JLL.
1-24 120 and 128
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of this sale.
$ 2$ Vests -2.00
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Is Life Worth Living?
That Depends tpon Yoar Iloalih.
Will care you and keep you well.
For sale at Harper House Pharmacy.
John Volk & Co..
. Manufacturers of '
Sash, Doors, Blinds, Siding, Flooring,
And all kinds of wool work for builders.
Eighteenth St. b3t. Third and Fourth avenues.
A Case Which Uncle Sam Will
ASSAULT ON A LADY 1HSSI0NABY.
MtM Melton, of Illinois, Brutally Beaten
by an Unknown Miscreant, Subject of the
Sultan The Matcer Reported to Wash
ington Slam and France A Complica
tion That May Involve England, Russia
and China Before It Is Settled.
New York, July 25. Letters have been
received here by the Presbyterian board of
foreign missions which contain news of an
unprovoked attack upon Miss Anna Mel
ton, an American missionary, who was
at the time of the outrage in a little vil
lage among the Xestorian mountains in
Turkey. Miss Melton escaped with her
life, but was mercilessly beaten and
bruised. The letters containing the story
of the nssault are dated from Amadia,
Turkey, June 14 last. A little more than
a week before that date the Kcv. E. TV.
McDowell, with his family, in company
wilh Miss Melton, left Mosul, in western
Persia, to go t o Amadia, Turkey. Having
reached their destination in safety Miss
Melton proposed to continue on to the
mnuntn'n village of Dun, some miles
away. She went unattended snva by her
servants and a native preacher
lieutcn With a Heavy Stick.
On the night of her arrival, she pitched
her tent on the roof of a house in the vil
lage, as is the custom in that country. 11:?
preacher slept on t lie roof, about ten feet
from her tent and the members of the
family owning the house, occupied places
not faraway. l:i t ho middle of the night
she was awakened by the appearance of a
man in her tent. Th intruder was armed
with a envy stick, with which he began
to strike the defenseless woman, who
screamed loudly for help. Xo one came to
her aid, however, ami she was compelled
to defend herself single-handed. In seme
way she was able to break nwny from her
assailant and ran bleeding from the tent.
The man .followed, but in the darkness
missed his fot;;:g and fell to the ground.
The I eul Small Sat i fart ion.
No trace, i.nild Miss Meltou find of the
preacher Or of ti.e other persons who oc
cut'Ud 1 1 . a ro. f with her. They had all
fled in terrt.r. She was brutally cut about
the head l;:vl body. Mr. McDowell laid
the rase S.el-.piv t lie authorities, but was
able to obtain but c small measure of
fati.-factioa. They said that Miss Melton
should not ; have gsne there comparatively
unprotected, The matter has been called
to the attention of the state department at
iljttjfton. M :ss Anna Melton has been
rnnisi,.Tifiry of the Presbyterian church
for many y. nrs. She was appointed 'from
England May Yet Have to Take a Haml in
I.OMiox, July i". Tha Francg-Siamese
complications are the one absorbing topic
in the lobbies of the house of commons.
The situation is regarded with apprehen
sion by all parties, and the last news frr m
Bangkok and Paris is read with as much
anxiety as eagerness. On all sides regret
is expressed that the British warships in
Siamese waters were not reinforced a
month ago, as theBritish interests in sPia-.-.i
outnumln-r th" French a hundred to o; e.
During the afternoo i a council of milli ters
was summoned at t he iustanceof I-i d
Roseberry, secretary of state for font -u
affairs, to meet in the prime minister's
room of the house of commons. The only
subject discussed was the situation at
The Times and other papers declare that
Englnnd's chief object should be to pre
vent English and French possessions in
Asia from becoming coterminor-. The
Standard savs: "The terms that. Fnr.ce is
trying to impose on Siam would be unde
fendable in any court of international
morality. The remarkable experience
which we gained from the occupation of
Tunis of the n:et ho.'.s .of French diplom
acy forbids us to accept too coirfidingly tho
published programme of the Q :a d' Or
say. It is the Earl of Iloscbery's duty to
tell France plainly that she is pledged to
respect the independence of this buffer
state. We cannot remain inactive in the
face of Fr mre's preparations for contrary
In the meantime the French minister
resident at-Bangkok has lowered the t!ag
over his o'lice and has notified the Siamese,
government that be will leave the city
to go aboard t he French warahip lucon
stante tomorrow, lie has requested tho
government to provide pilots to conduct
the Lutiu and Comet e down the river.
French subjects in Bangkok will le placed
under the protection of the Dutch consul.
France is only awaiting the steps pre
scribed by intei national law b fore declar
ing a blockade of Bangkok and other Si
anicse ports. This will entail ten times
the loss on England that it will on France,
for the trade is nearly wholly British.
This feature of the matter is one that
adds to the difficulty of England's position
in the crises. British residents of Siam
arc intensely irritated at England's seem
ing apathy, and a Liberal government is
always notably cautious in matters of in
ternational policy. The French press that
of Paris Is full of warnings to England to
keep her hands off. Lord Dufferin, one of
England's most" astute diplomatists, is in
Paris in communication with the French
government on the matter.
The Paris Liberte talks of destroying the
Siamese forts on the Mekong river and
bombarding Bangkok, saving that some
painful measure is necessary for tho pre
servation of French prestige. There is no
doubt that the relations of England and
France are strained Beverely by this
Siamese trouble. The French papers are
especially hot in the collar, and reproach
England with supporting the Siamese in
their opposition to France's just demands
and with planning to give the Siamese
secret aid when hostilities begin.
To an outsider it looks a good deal like
a case of unwarranted aggression of a
strong nation on a weak one. A French
military official led a "peaceful" party into
Siamese territory and was, so the French
claim, murdered by the Siamese. A "peace
ful," military, expedition into another na
tion 8 territory is a curious sort ot expedi
tion. This is the cause of the tr uble,and
for this France demands a section of ter
ritory from Siam that in any ordinary case
would suffice for indemnity for the wiping
out ot a regiment, especially it it was
making a "peaceful" incursion in territory
not under its own flag. The serious part
of the situation is that back of France
looms Russia, and back of Siam the hordes
of China and the ironclads of England.
INDICTMENT OF AINSWORTH.
De and Three Others Charged With tb
Ford Theater Horror.
Washington", July 25. The indictment
found by the grand jury against Colonel
Ainsworth, George Dant (contractor), W.
E. Covert (superintendent) and F. S. Sasse
(engiueer) of the old Ford theater build
ing when it collapsed with such terrible
results, sets forth the alleged facts that
Frederick C Ainswot th, a captain "nd as
sistant surgeon in the army, was appoint
ed by the president as the head of the
record and pension bureau of the war de
partment, and that he was given charge of
the old Ford's theater building and of the
persons employed in it, and was so in
charge on the ifth day of June, 1S03, at 10
o'clock, when portions of the secoud and
third floors of the building fell.
The indictment describes in detail the
excavations that were in progress for the
purpose of putting in an electric light
p'aut at the time of the accident and avers
that Frederick C. Ainsworth, George W.
Dalit, William E. Covert and Frank S.
Sasse undertook the performance of
this work, and being wholly unmindful of
their duty removed the earth supporting
the pier without havh,g first caused the
pier to be relieved by shoring from the
great pressure upon it of the weight of
iron columns, iron beams, cross beams
and parts of the floors immediately altove
it. By reason of this most cul; abable
negligence the pier sank and broke, pre
cipitating parts of the second and third
Honrs with their occupants to the ground.
BAr.BOLES.10r!E THAN WILLIN'.
A Descendant of Columbus Who Doesn't
M.!l;u, July 25. A representative in
this city of the United Press has had an
interview- with the Marquis de Barboles,
brother of the duke of Veragua, in refer
ence to the proposition that has b:-en
made in the United Mates to collect a fund
for the benci'ii of the duke, who has lost !
mucis, it r.ot ail. of Ins fort uue in bad busi
ness investments and through going se
curity for friends. The marquis, while
expressing himself in favor of the pro
posal to raise a fund, said he regretted
that the subscription was intended only
for the benefit of the duke. The marquis
declared that hecrjually wjt,h his brother
was a descendant of Col umbus.
He had spent a large sum of money dur
ing his recent visit in company with his
brother to the United States, and as a mat
ter of fact he was poorer than tho
duke of Veragua, who is the head of the
family. The marquis thought that he
should be considered in the matter, and
said that he intended to write to friends in
the United States, telling tucm all the
facts. He expressed the hope that the or
ganizers o: the fund would see to it that
he was given a third or a quarter of what
ever ? um might lie collected.
KNIGHTS APPEAL TO POWDERLY.
They Beg Him to Attend the Chicago Sil
Butte, Mont., July 25. A very large
mass meeting, under the auspices of Pio
neer Assembly Knights of Labor, was
held here. Hon. Thomas Killgallon, of
tho legislature, presided. The following
resolution was adopted and telegraphed
Grand Master Workman Powderly by
order of the assembly: "The Knight of
Labor and other labor organizations of
Butte, Mont., in mass meeting assembled,
earnestly request your presence at the bi
metallic convention to be held at Chicago
August 1. By so doing we feel that you
will he of incalculable benefit to tens of
thousands of at present idle and almost des
titute families in the silver producing com
muuity of our common country."
Broken by a Scoundrel.
Louisville. July 25 The Louisville
City National bank has suspended pay
ment. Its suspension was expected, as it
has been very weak for some time. Wm.
Pope, the teller of this bank, walked off
one Saturday evening in March, 1SS9, with
trii,0(O buttoned under his overcoat. He
w:ts accompanied by a prominent young
society man. and though rewards were of
fered by the Lank and : he boudsmen they
have never been heard from. The bank
never recovered from "the loss. It is ex
pected t hat about three other banks will
Declined to Give TO Cents.
Washington-, July 25. Two hundred
and eighty-six thousand ounces of silver
were offered for sale to the treasury de
partment at prices ranging from $0.Cy75 to
to. 7050 per ounce, all of which was declined
and iO.oy iO tendered. Later 50,000 ounces
was purchased at the treasury offer. By
the construction placed upon the Sherman
law by the administration it is held that
the treasury does not have to buy 4,500,000
ounces a month. That amount will not
probably bo purchased this moa b, nor
will the deficit be made up next mo th.
Bat It Is Cheap for I'ncle Sam.
Washington, July 25. The navy depart
ment has followed the lead of the war de
partment in declining to allow mileage
and expenses to naval officers who will at
tend the Engineering congress at the
World's fair. This is quite a hardship in
the case of officers who are not only to read
professional papers but are under engage
ment to look out for the comfort of dis
tinguished foreign guests and are identi
fied with the co-gress itself.
Tenny on the Track Again.
Locisyille,. July 25. Dave Pulsifer's
Tenny, who has been at Dixiana farm near
Lexington, Ky., siace he was retired, it
was thought permanernly, about a year
ago, has been shipped to Sheepshead Bay.
He has recovered his old-time form and
the Dixiana people say he is as good
as when he raced the great Salvator to
a head in 1890.
Slave ante and workinsr anta hav inat
their 'wings through being kept entirely !
Two Banks to Resume,
. Washington, July 25. As viewed at the
treasury department the week begins with
brighter financial prospects. A number
of the recently failed banks are taking tho
necessary steps to resume arjd Comptrol
ler Eckels is lending them all the aid pos
sible. He has been notified that the fail
ed First National bank of Kendal lville,
Ind.. and the failed Northern National
bank of Big Rapids, Mich., would prob
ably resume business this week.
Death of a Chicago Brewer.
Chicago, July 25. John II. McAvoy,
founder of the McAvoy Brewing company
and one of the oldest and best known citi
zens of Chicago, died at his home, 2321
Calumet avenue, aged 63 years. Mr. Mc
Avoy had been ill for a number of years,
and of late had given up all attention to
The Chicago Mivcr convention.
Chicago, July 25. General A. J. War
ner, member of congress from Ohio, presi
dent of the American Bimetallic league, is
here to arrange for the bimetallic conven
tion Aug. 1. The convention probably will
be held at the Auditorium. Over 1,000
prominent silver men are expected from
all parts of the country. v
Scores on the Ball field.
Chicago, July 25. Following are the
scores at base ball: At Cincinnati Cleve
land 3, Cincinnati 7; at Pittsbury Louis
ville 4, Pittsburg 13; at St. Iou is Chicago
2. St. Ivouis b; at Philadelphia Brooklyn.
8, Philadelphia ; at New York Baltimore
3, New York 4; at Boston Washington 17;
LIVE STOCK AND PRODUCE MARKETS
Chicago, July 24.
Kollowins were tho quotations on tho
Board of Trade today: Wheat July, opened
t'At' cloCii (i.Tc: Si'nteililM?r. om'npd A7Wn
j closed is?;:; December, opened 73, closed
I Tlflc. Cora .July, opene 1 4"lic, closed 40?-Gc;
j September, opened 41c, closed 41c;
j May. opened 41c, closed 41. Oats July,
opened IS.-, closed -Stc; Septcm
' ber, opened 15-k?, closd -'; May.
j opened Sic, closed 3--. I'ork July,
opened, $!U.75, closed S19.75; September,
opened S n.5. closed S-Uj). Lard July,
' opened S'J 72, closed tf.W.
! Live stock: The prices at the Cnion
! Stock Yards today ranged as follows:
Horn Estimated receipts for the day 1S.00O;
quality fair; left over about l.UUO:
market i ctive and firm on packing and
shipping account; prices were U'AI'jc hiRh
cr; sales ranccd at S.1-'&6.1 J pigs, 183i
6.25 light, $5.W2,VG rough, packing, $5,553
6.1U mixed, and $5.658.20 heavy packing and
shippigg lptj. -
Cattle Estimated receipts for the day,
19,K'; SZSaUtr nly fair; market opened
rather active on local and shippine account:
to choice do., $j.fro.4.'j fair to gcoii, $3.50
4.00 common to medium uo, SZ.Zi'i i.SM batcher
steers, $.'.2Vi3.tW stoekers, .".7i-yVi.W feed'
ers. 1.252-3.10 cows, $2-Uvr, t.3 1 heifers.
3.75 bulls, S1.8.-&3.7U Texas steers, and 52.50
5.75 veal calves. .
Sheep Estimated receipts for the day,
11,000; quality fair; market fairly active;
prices were steady; quotations ranged at
$3.2531.75 per 100 lbs westerns, $2.5aiJ0
Texas. S2.U033.9J natives, and $3.5033.00
Produce: Butter Fancy separator, 20o
per lb; fancy dairy, 102,17c; packing stock,
15.15c. Etfgs Fresh northern stock, 13o
perdoz. Live poultry Spring chickens, 13
&12J4c per lb; hens, liail; turkeys, 10
11c; duck9, t; geese, S3.UO3.6.00 per doa.
New iwtatoes Early Ohio, $1.31.75 per
bbl; 6065 per bu; rose, $2.00. Apples New,
fair to good, $1.7532.50 per bbl; choice, $2.75
3.00. Black raspberries. Michigan, $1.10Q
1.25 per 16-qt case; red raspberries, $1,000
1.25 per 24-qt case. Honey White clover, 1-lb
sections. 15317c; broken comb, 10c; dark
comb, good condition, 1014c ; extracted Ct&So
New York. July 24.
Wheat August, 71 tj 3,72c; September,
TSMiTiV:; October, 7437t)i; December
rSa,J5sc. Corn Xo. 2 firmer and quiet;
September, 4S3,t9c; No. 2, 47&tfj46c
Oats N'o. 2 firmer and moderately active;
August, 3iatfSril?4c; September, SJK&Slttc;
state. 37&i3c; western, 8533c. Pork Un
changed; new mess. $18,503,19 00. Lard Quiet
and weak; steam-rendered, $3,85.
The l-oeal Mark etc.
Hay Timothy. Sl-MW: nplaiid. $103.11 ; sloueb
fs.ou; baied. Si0.0uSH.00.
Batter Fair to choice, 2o;
Ecct Frurh. 14ilj.
Poultry Chicken. 12:ic;
FKCTT AND VEGBTABLKe.
Applsw f4 00 tThbl.
Onions $4 .Hi per bb!.
Turnips O'.'c per bu.
47,4?4c; cows and
PUREST AM BEST.
POUNDS, 20 t.
, , i specialty. Op post te the Old stand.
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