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COT OCT "Picturesque America." j vsapaa i rrnm a. V01. XLII. WO- 164 BOCK ISLAND. TT.T... "FRIDAY. APRTT or 10OA ! : L - T The Boston Store DAVENPORT. Dress Goods Week. 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 prices. van! serge plaids, copied fftn i:iiincd patterns at-14c a v:ip! :iii-itii-li mixtures at 2oc a van!; :...k.!ik'tl itiirT. :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 vard. A:; v .. .1 Kn nch flannel at 39c 4 vanl. 'i-iiii h a", wool uitings at 6.1c H;trl. 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 'I. .piality. 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 vard. fpial- ";-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. in.atro., worlh "" " a vard. '' "i-l, all w.m.I laec-'rcnndiiic, -"! ..rttt fl. at 7!c . rani. & YON UAUR. Cor. Second and Brady. BABIED FUEL . , "" FIUCB- TXHIC3 CZ3T3. TROUBLE AVERTED. Threatening Aspect of the Toluca Situation. Acting Governor Gill at the Scene of Disturbance. The Armed Miners Leave for Their Homes. 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 hours' time. 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." Oulrt Tu.litv. 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 mid relief." 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 the company. 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 itors. 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 hind him. 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 park here. 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 resU . 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 Di-rcinl. 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 trains. 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. Challenge 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 25c You know us: Big Store. Seven Per Cent Loans. 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 interest semi-annually. 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, Masonic Temple. GEO. F. BOTH, Supt. Loan Department BICYCLES I make a specialty of repairing or furnishing parts for any 1'icycle, and guarantee satisfaction on all work done. If your w heel needs attention trv me. Hair Clippers and Razors sharpened on short notice. JOHU KOCH. Market Square. Underselling Everything. SAX&RICE, ROCKSLANDj Way Down Sixty-nine Cents One Dollar See us for Bargains. "The BOSTON," 162 Second Ave., Under Rock Island House. Sale 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 for $7.50. Overalls, the 50c kind, for 25c Black and blue. Everybody On Blue Front. IUm Our prices are away down on Oxfords and shoes. For a pair of Ladies' Patent Tip Oxfords. Be in time if you want a pair. 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. LATEST NOVELTIES IN DBTJ S3E3 KB CAM BE KH AT E. F. DORN The New Merchant Tailor. 1822 SECOND AVE HarpwHcMM Block