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V01. XLII. WO- 164 BOCK ISLAND. TT.T... "FRIDAY. APRTT or 10OA ! :
How to Dress Prettily
"Though your purse be
marly empty." Come to
the Iinston Store any day
this weekthe earlier in
the week the better. Ex
ceptional values. The
cream of the stock to be
50U at greatly reduced
van! serge plaids, copied
fftn i:iiincd patterns at-14c a
:iii-itii-li mixtures at 2oc a van!;
:5;-int-h Janietowns. wear and
In.' i.t:n' fu'irio. 27c a yard.
in-! clot h. regular
pr " reduced t !uc a yard.
."' '-in h i.nlii'" cloth, regular
prii : r"'liMTi to 44c a yard.
:i'i-';n 1; irti suitings! 20V
p:. x. I :.' a vanl.
:t.;- worsted diagonal snit
in.'v R..i:,!i,'l t' 1 1 :it .'., at l'Jc
1 r .ri.
."ir.i ii h'tiri.-ttas, lcauttful
!. "! r;ir (or rears, at
. ; ii.'ic (jnalH v.
all wool novelties. .VV
in.uiti. Rill ! ixil'l for site a
v.in!. J . 1 r - variety.
All nd Krvncii rhallif at
A:; v .. .1 Kn nch flannel at 39c
'i-iiii h a", wool uitings at 6.1c
A' '.r. Ilcatltiflll checks
11 trie ! i. :,t f I.
a- ; r: j-incu Sooth if-
': I .".. ijimiitv,
A' 7 i - t.'i-inch checks. silk
a!l wool hnti.ote re-vr-iiip;,.
good, tl fjnalitv. at
''.v a var.l.
"in li Wfiol suitings, plain
A ."i,i ttor-tcj noTi'ltifo. not
"-'h I"- than 1 t 1. .'.".
I' "-H a tard.
A-.irtf. worsted novel tics. 8."c
""I -ii:i!iti.. at .. a vard.
h'-!tlr Persian lloVflti.'!!, 1
!u!i!i.'. ;it ;:,- a yard.
'.'ini'li i r I nctto ai-rm. n t
and !.r; a vard.
IMack Goods. '
;!-n il draj rv de Pari at l.'.c
I'i-iii' li li-nrirtta. very tine and
" :,v.- a: IT.' a rnrd.
11 l'"i..-ycotiili, oilk finish.
"ii-!i .l;n,town hlack nwivel
"l"'h "J ;t vard.
a,,'" Ir-Ml, .lye. nt a V
I'-i ifi, .-..rr,, s,.r.r,., h;,c n
";-J' ii r..M Here. vitv line:
" V1" 1' -ria nilkf. excellent
''r rt and dresses, at li'.ic a
1 h l.laek iiiiii'h Vfilin".
t,r: -l.'T. nt !.- n yard: rich-
''" frt ar." iiiil.iind
111 '' - l-atitiful fal.ric.
"" " a vard.
'' "i-l, all w.m.I laec-'rcnndiiic,
-"! ..rttt fl. at 7!c . rani.
& YON UAUR.
Cor. Second and Brady.
. , "" FIUCB- TXHIC3 CZ3T3.
Threatening Aspect of the
Acting Governor Gill at the
Scene of Disturbance.
The Armed Miners Leave for
The Toluca Colliers to Join
in the Strike.
The Great Northern Railway
Strike in Full Force.
PrniNO V.VM.EV. UK, April t7.-Intense
excitement prevail here over the coal
miner' Mrike nnl Mrnni; fi-ars are ex
pressed that n con flirt U-t ween the strik
er an:l the men -who refn-e to leave their
work w ill result i riot nn.l bloodshed.
The center of the conflict w ill bv Toluca,
where the miners refuse to quit their
work. A committee went from LaSalle
to persuade thfin to join the striker, hut it
returned with a report -that the men in the
mine ther.- nhsolntidy refused to lay
down their tools or to help the strikers iii
ntiy w-ny. A meeting of the strikers was
immediately held nt which this report e.as
presented and it was determined that
from i!.cii() to 3,(V- men from IjSaile.
J'eru. Oglcshv, Spring Vailey, Seaton,
Ijidd and ljieevil'e shoidil nrjnnizj and
march in n lio.ly to Toluca n;ul como.l the
men at work there to desist.
Operator Trepan ri fur Tr.;.:lilr.
Tol.t tA, Ii!s., April 7. A large con
siKt:ment of puns and cartridges was re
ceived here hy the milting operators.
Tlicrenre ltelieved to lie uot less than two
hundred of the gnu and four or five
thoiiKiiid c.irtruUe. This equipment
wa tpiietly delivered and p'.aci-d in the
hands of a fore.- of deputies sworn in hy
the sheriff. It is stated that the operatnts
are prepan-d ti place another urder for
linns l.y telegraph if ne--ss;iry. and that a
supply of cutis sullieient for any enier
puney could be received within a lew
A Call for the Militia.
Tou t a. III.. April -.'7. sdicrifT
Ia-uz last iiibt wired Acting (iov
crnor (iill .1 follows: Three thou
sand armed striker are here. I an
ticipate trouble nn.l possible blood
shed. Feeling unable to me t them.
I ros-pectfnliy call upon you for live
or six companies of militia. Send
theiii from Chicago or Juliet. The
tant:i Ke will have a special train
waiting for them at either point.
Try to get them here by :i o'clock if
possible. Answer quick."
Tol.tTA. III.. April i'7 Xo trouble
is eMTcted here today. Acting (iuv
ernor Cill and J. V. "Crawford, pres
ident of the Illinois mine workers,
arrived Ibis morning. There arc
4. strikers here all armed and de
termined to prevent the men from
working, but the mini s are closed,
and no trouble is expected today.
All Trouble Averted.
T.U.I a. 111.. April '2" The niin.
cr meeting has been peacefully
broken 11 p. The men have been pro
vided with free transportation and
have left for their homes. It i be
lieved the Toluca miner will join
the strikers. Manager Devlin sa s :f
they do he will replace them with
iiicj who will work, (lovcrnor dill
ays if Ilevlin insists on working his
mine, the state of Illinois will have
to protect the workmen.
THE COAL MINERS' STRIKE.
Many Operator. Trying to liiilui r the M.-u
Iti Kvturii to Work.
CoLt MUrs. ()., April "".There i.s little
thatiue in the miners' situation except
that a urent many operators are trying to
induce the men to K" to work at tin- scale
demanded by them. The i.nt ioiia! otlic -rs
ore en. lea voting to prewut them from in
cepting the oiler, and so lar have met vvitu
success. 1'ri'sidelit McIIride sjijs the
m'heiue of the operator is too transparent.
"If any of our lores po to work on such
ti-rms,'' he stiiil, "they but assist in their
own and their crait.iineti's df'.-at. Let
there lie no il. s 'rt iocs. There lute-t he no
coal mined nt any price or for any pur
pose until a u'riieral sfttlemetit..
"This is a luht for bread and the n iner
w ho takes a tla 's work to mine co.il at
utiV tince before n K.'iieial wtl lenient
comes, helps.to starve his own and K-.hnv-worktuau's
children. The miner who re
mains at work a:id refuses to join in such
Ueneral elTorl to win fair treatment and a
comfortable livinu, volunteers to serve as
a traitor to his craftsmen and iitmiouiiu's
his wiiliiiHtics. to continue living in
Mtialor, want and misery. Out of pure
shame he should never imaip refer to his
deplorable condition in ldo nor insult hin
li.sl or fellow-liiau by au appeal lor help
1'resident M. Ilrideof the Coal Miners'
nssociatioii nc-ived' by mail from I'enu
sylvania a suspicious packn;ie which he
(nve to the jxilice. The town post murk
wa illetrlble but it was a short na Tne
stufT came in 11 normal schooi ca'aioKue,
so cut ns to admit of a deposit over which
Miicr was pasted, the idea In iiii; to oer
ute the contrivance when Hie Usik was
oielisi. There was evhienco of punpiiw--tler,
but what the substance beneath' the
pnsUd pair wih has not Iwen decided.
The police threw the package into the
river without examination.
Mtuatlon In llir Coke ltr;ion.
C'oNNM.UVll.l.K, l'n., April ST. More
thai two-thirds of the plauts iu the coke
rvgiou are cloned dowa and the strike is m
kUMts. The mob which urKe4 to oud
fro throiii-h tiia Vimii..- ,
accomplished iu object iu fortins the men
out. There was no violence, but the men
were so badly fri-htened that many
dropped their tools and rl. d. Women and
children were terrorized and score of
them spent the nisht on the hills above
the works. tvt.rul of tlu. IK;rafops Hre
pre,Mr,u- to resmuo with no.i-.inion
meu Miii have asked the sheriff for profc
tiou. Nej-roes IU place While Miner.
Wkii: Citt, Kan., April 7.-An asent
or the Tennessee foal. Iron and Kail road
compnuy of Kirminu-liam, Ala., is at work
here anions the nerocoal miners endeav
ornm to induce them to go into the liirm
ini;haui mines in pic ot ,ue strikers
there. About 100 colored miners were se
cure.! nt Cherokee and ship-d to Kirmmn.
ham. The nej.-ro.-s cjic.ie from Alabama
last summer to take the places of the
striking' white miners here.
It'saFlKht to a Finish.
Minneapolis, April 27 The
American Railway unioa at 12:10
called out all its men in the employ
of the Croat Northern road in Min
neapolis and St. Tanl. It is now a
light to a tinish between them and
MEYER IS CONFIDENT.
Still Believe Mts Compromise Proposi
tion M ill Pass the House.
Wasiiixctox, April UT. representative
Meyer of Ixuisiana is confident that his
compromise proposition on the silver
question will pass the house, notwith
standing the action of the liiand coinage
committee in pi.ueon-holiniifor the present
session of congress. Mr. Meyer will no
longer address h;s efforts to the commit
tee, but will get the compromise direct
lief ore the house a a substitute to any
free coinage bill Mr. Kland may report.
Once U forethe liouse, Mr. Meyer says, he
has the most confidence, based on assur
ances, that the compromise w ili prevail.
lie issatislied that radical silver legis
lation cannot prevail, nor can the other
extreme of no legislation lie pursued, lie
tween these extremes he believes the con
servative sentiment of the house wiil ul
timately accept, his bill, based ns it is
upon the lines laid down in Mr. Cleve
land's Veto message. Mr. Meter is now
preparing a new bill which changes the
phraseology ot the old one. In its revised
form it may go to the coinage committee,
but Mr. Meyer will place his future re
liuiiee 011 presenting it directly to the
house as a substitute.
llrprescntative liiand says he will try
to have a committee vote on the free coin
age bill next Thursday. When once re
ported the bill becomes privileged owing
to a rule giving the coinage committee
sjK'cial right of way on its bills, so that a
recurrence of the sliver struggle appears to
be at hand. Mr. lllaud says "he does not
think the Meyer bill would In; germane as
a substitute for his free silver bill, as it
embraces bonds, which is a subject not
germane to a silver bill, pure and simple.
New lorli Itunk Closed.
Xnvv Yoi:k, April 27. The Harlem
Kiver bank was closed by Mate Examiner
Judsou. The statement of the bank's
condition March 1, ls:t4, shows an increase
of 4'.tk:o iu the indebtedness of the bank
since March . I-!):;, and 11 fii'cre:isi if
alxuit fi(),lKK iu tlie undivided profits.
1 tierc win lie little or no loss to the depos
Think l:rk Is Innocent.
I'LEASAST PLAIN, la., April ". The ex
citement which followed the arrest of Kd
itor Kck on the charge of desecrating the
"Triends"graveyard is subsiding and many
Jieisons now lulicve the editor innocent.
The detective who makes the charges
against him has returned to Chicago, leav
ing many suspicious circumstances be
Krorgjitiizatiun of the l iiion Pacific.
AVAsmxiiTox, April 'JT. Attorney (Jeu-
eral Olney has sent to congress the draft
of a hill prepared by the department of
justice as the representative of the govern
ment for the reorganization of the Union
I'acilic Hailway company and the read
justmeut of the claims of the United
I-Uues ag'iiust the company.
Three Children Cremated.
SciiAXlox, I 'a,, April a". Hy the burn
ing of I'hilip Schneider's dwelling. South
Scratiton, three of his children, who were
in an upiier room, were burned to death.
The lire liegau iu a defective fine and
spread rapidly, enveloping the building
lictore helo could reach trie children.
I rank Hatton Continue to Improve.
Washington, April 2T. Frank ilattoa
is improving, lie rests more easily and
his articulation in clearer. His physicians
say that everthing is promising and t hat
unless thcr.i is a second stroke, which is
improbable, he will recover.
Move Forward, Please, Here's Another.
NEWMAN, Ills., April "7. J. W ier,
who claims to have becii sent by God to
revolutionize the politics of the country,
addressed a large assembly iu the city
Murderers llreuk Jail.
DtiADW.KiD, S. 1J., April :i7. The two
Hicks brothers, in jail at Sturgis for the
murder of Mr. Myers, a cattleman, beat
the julcr nearly to death and escaped.
A reward ot $500 is offered tor their ur
r- - - .-; -. "
Elected to Succeed ISIuueliurtl.
Sliui-.VKI'OKT, I.a., April -7.-II V. Og
deii, Democratic candidate fur congress
from this district, was elected to li II the
unexpired term of M. C. lllaiithard. His
maj jriiy was about j.oito.
lion Around Ills Heart.
IIUXTiXOToS, Ind., April "iT. William
A. l'etice, a farmer, died fro:ii a peculiar
trouble. A bone had groivu around and
encased his heart, causing heart fail'.ire.
Mii.l I'ortn ot Clioleta.
IjIsbox, April 'JT .It is now officially ad
mitted that the recent sickness here,
classed as cholerine, is really cholera, but.
It is described as being of a mild nature.
1'a.IclifTe college, the woman's amies to
Harvard, has been lirquculhi d I he Grove
hall estate of Mrs. is:irah 11. l'.irker, of
Koxbtiry, who ditsl last week. The estate
hud been held by Mrs. 1'urker and family
fur 100 yeuro uud u valued at f lCiO.OUO.
DEFIES DEBS' UNION
Hill of the Great Northern
Starts the Trains.
TOTAL FAILURE OF HESOTIATIONS.
A. It. I". Men Iteing Ieternilned to Make
No Concession Irtmi Their First Iemiints
Xnr A;rft to Arbitration, the Railnay
President Determines Not to KeeoKnize
the Ie'os Oiff.uilntlon and War Is He
rlared A Long I. hie to Operate and
St. PAVi,. April C7. All overt tires for a
peaceful settlement of the Great Northern
railroad strike have been declared off and
the company and the American Kailwny
union have begun a test of strength that
nu.y cause considerable bloodshed liefore
it ends. The Great Northern railroad ex
teuds from this city to theconst.witii many
branches in this state and the Dakota,
ami its 4,V.fi miles of track go through
considerable comparatively new country
where no other means of transportation is
to be had, and where the condition of so
ciety allow a somewhat rougher element
to get control of affairs. The result is that
i n such n et i. ns, w l.en the io;.d Ik gins to
run its trains with new men, there w ill
he war to the knife ami perhaps with the
knife. It is believed to have been this
fact almost as much as the - desire to give
his nun every clyn to make known
their grievances-that induced TrcMtUnt
Hill to wait two weeks without an at
tempt to get out any other thau mail
Hill ltai:fiif- Is a Freight Tritln.
Hut he stai-tedithe frst iivigi-t fcr two
weeks yesterday and the buttle may ie
said to have Ken joined. Natural!)- he
would prefer a pwuvahle settlement. He
offered to arbitrate without Lavingsecured
t.e services of a single iit-w man, but the
men refused to arbitrate under any cir
tiiiustanres. It was two weeks today
that the strike was dici.-.r.d. and the nu n
0. 1 the we-teni divisions of the road went
lit, to be billowed by all tie men otitic
ro-id ::s (nr ea-t as St. t li iu'. Mum., nn.l
all traffic lias her. stopped over the em ire
road except in I lie handling of in::i! on ihe
Dakota Minnesota line. Kven tips
1. as'oeeii done under d'fMeiiii ies and with
the assistance ot a large k.ree of United
t.ites mar-hals, and their pic-eiiee w.is
not ei!o-.it:ii in a iew i.is itic s to prevetit
the men I re. iking up the mail trains and
prevent ing heir ias'i'-'f.
C.iiil.'rcnrr Knits in "War.
The c'lieials f the road secured the is
suance by the United S.::tes ourts in this
S .Ueciid l: kotii and also in .Montana of
restraiiiii:g order ordering the men not to
iiiti ilile in any way wi h the haiidiing of
the road. Under this order deputies are
sent out on all mail trains, ti'id beginning
yesterday they went oi.t on the jxcight
trains us well. Dur.ug thu t line thai the
strikers have been thus pnvihtiug ttie
running of the road a cotnmif -e ot thirty
Ihrce ineiul-.eis of the A II U. employes of
t lie road assemble J iu this city in aceord
once with a reply favorable to their re
quest for a c. n lerei.ee with the officials of
tne road. This conference was actually in
session one day, and the result came iu the
declarat ii.u of war.
Kesume of the Negotiations.
At the start of the copIcreMv 1'resiUetit
Hill announced his wiiliugne-s to arbi
trate, but agreed to try the possibilities i.f
a c.iufereuce first. A hen they came to-g-thcr
the men demanded as tin- liist con
dition that, the road graut all tiieir de
mauds for the renewal of the wage sched
ules in force prior to hist August. This
Hill declined, but the men remained for a
further conference, thinking they might
gain something by it. It clo-ed wit h i he
two sides no nearer agreeing thau at the
start. It was to have been resumed yes
terday, but the men went into conference
alone, asking an extension of time from
Hill, which was grauted.
Hill Tliruns ltonn the t.iovr.
Their conference lasted lieni'.y nil day
and late iu tlie nfterii.nu they sent a brief
communication to 1 'resident iiiil uncondi
tionally rejecting his proposal tor arbitra
tion, renew ing their demands lor the old
schedules and giving him to understand
that this was their ultimatum. Hill sent
a reply to the men last night in which he
says that the action of the ii.cn ends all
conferences uud negotiations as far as he
is concerned. He will no longer recognize
tne American Kailway Union and will at
oucc iirocecd to operate the Great North
ern road without regard to that organiza
tion. THE FIGHT IS RATHER UNIQUE.
Managed by the A. It. C in Opposition to
the Itrotlie rliooils.
A very imj ortant side issue in this con
test is the fact that the strike w.-.s declared
and is luring inaiiaged by the new organiza
tion, the American liiilway Uu'on, prac
tically in opposition tothe federated bioth
erhoads of railway engineers, firemen, con
ductors, and trainmen. Mam' lnemU-rs
of the brotherhoods are also members of
the union, but many otiiers arc not. and
as the brotherhoods have signed schedules
with tiie road the mm luel thai tuey must
agree to their contracts even though they
might not like everything. The freight
tram that went out yesterday afternoon
was manned by brotherhood men. all old
employes of the company. The union
leaders claim that they will have all tlie
men on thu line out, nud it yet remains to
be seen whether the men will go with the
unions or stand by the brotherhoods.
At St. cloud most of the shopmen who
went out have gone back to work. It
apltars that the men ware iudm-ed to
quit under int imidai ions. They were very
much excited and appealed to the f ore
man as to what was liest to do. Many
of them said that they had been threat
ened with violence if they did not stop
work. Superintendent Wescolt was at St.
I'aul, but the foreman gave the men leave
of abseuce tl:nt they might investigate for
themselves as to whether it was safe for
them to work. They were also told that
if they did not return to work by 8 o'clock
yesterday morning they would be consid'
ered as out on a strike. The uieu weut to
the officers of the uuiou and were assured
that no violence would e done them
Malaria is one of the most insid
ious of health destroyers. Hood s
Sarsaparilla counteracts its deadly
poison and builds op the system.
The London challenges the combined clothing
houses of Rock Island to meet their prices.
The London Always Undersells
More now than at any previous time of its suc
cessful career. If any doubt exists, arm your
self with these dialler e prices and see if any
other house has the goods at the price:
i, coo boys' pants, worth 25c, forge.
Domet shirt waists for 11c.
Childs' pants, worth $1.50, for Sqc.
Chikls' blouse suits for 49c.
Men's fine black clay worsted suits in
recent frock, round and square cut sack
suits, worth $16.50, for $10.
Duke of York bows, worth 35 to 50c,
15c each; 75c per half dozen.
Men's half hose, while they last, 3c.
Fine spring teck ties, worth soc, for
You know us:
Seven Per Cent
We desire to call attention to
the fact that w e have constant
ly on hand and offer for sale
at par and accrued interest
First Mortgage Loans
In sums of $00 and ttpwrrd".
secured on improved 1. i.. ,
and other choice real estate,
running- from one to live vcars
and draw ing- SKVEX per cent
A Word to the
Wise is Sullieient.
The shrewdest investors are
now calling- in their money or
gathering- it together to put in
these seven jht cent loans
while tbey can be bail.
The securities we offer are
especially adapted for the in
vestment of savings and trust
funds, as our personal atten
tion to all the .1. -tails of the
loan, from its date to its ma
turity, relieves . the holder
from all annoyance 'except to
present his coupon to us for
collection. For further infor
mation call at the ollice of
JACKS01T & HURST,
GEO. F. BOTH,
Supt. Loan Department
I make a specialty of repairing or
furnishing parts for any
1'icycle, and guarantee
satisfaction on all work
If your w heel needs attention trv
me. Hair Clippers and
Razors sharpened on short
See us for Bargains.
162 Second Ave., Under Rock Island House.
Double-breasted childs suits, worth
$2, for $1.10.
Men's all-wool suits, worth up to $10
about 400 in all for $5.
Men's suits $2.49. Honest suit.
Cause underwear 19c, worth 35c.
Men's black and tan British half hose
worth 25c per pair; two pair for 25c.
Hoys' fine suits, worth up to $15, go
Overalls, the 50c kind, for 25c Black
Our prices are away down on
Oxfords and shoes.
For a pair of Ladies' Patent Tip
Oxfords. Be in time if you want
Buys a pair of Patent Tip and
Trimmed Oxfords in black, or we
can give you a very nice Russet
Oxford at the same price.
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E. F. DORN
The New Merchant Tailor.
1822 SECOND AVE