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ROCK ISLAND , ARGU
V0L.XLY. BO. 35.
BOCK XSLAIYD, IUa, SATURDAY, E0YE13E2 28. US3.
7SIC3 TUBES CZ27T3.
THE IDEA Hi EIIGUIID
The Labor Question and Its
Adjustment.
REPRESENTATIVES ARE HERE
Come to Attend the American
Federation.
Wheat Again Disturbed
Storm News.
New York, Nov. 23. Samuel
Woods and John Malinson. delegates
of the British trade unions to the
convention of the American Federa
tion of Labor to be held in Cincin
nati the middle of December, arrived
today. Delegate Woods eaid in an
interview: "I have not heard about
the strike of the Hamburg and Kiel
dock laborers, but do not believe the
international strike dock laborers
are in sympathy with them. They
might as well strike the moon. We
do not believe in strikes, nor arbitra
tion. We prefer conciliation. We
know of no political party in our la
bor movement ia England. Oar con
stitution forbids it. We are for la
bor only."
STORMS IN THE NORTHWEST.
It la Fund that Much Destruction Baa
Occurred.
St Paul, Nov. 28. Light snow
falls are reported today. The tem
perature dropped, however, to the
lowest point of the year, at 7 below
zero, early this morning. Moore
head reports 24 below, Willison 22
below, Winnepeg 24 below. Train
service is badly demoralized, and
telegraph communication is greatly
crippled. Heavy damage to stock is
feared.
Aberdeen, S. D., Nov. 28. The
present storm has not been paral
leled since the blizzard of Jaiuary,
'86. Drifts are in the streets and on
the railroad tracks five and six feet
deep. Trains are entirely aban
doned. It is feared the loss to stock
will be great.
Mellette, S. D, Nov. 23 The
worst snow storm and blizzard In
this section for yeara commenced
Wednesday night. Trains are
1 iift I . L. :
street are 15 feet deep.
London, Nov. 28. A heavy gale
prevails ever tie British coasts.
Much damage to shipping has been
done. A heavy snow fall occurred
on the island of Jeraev.
WHEAT AGAIN ACTIVE.
Price Flafltoate la Hiw York, Cblcago,
Toledo, Eta.
New York, Nov. 28. The bulls
succeeded in sending wheat higher
than at any time during the year to
day. December sold at 91 or a
cent above the previous price.
Toward the close it broke a cent on
realizing the calls. Higher cables
and light supplies of cash wheat all
over the country were the chief fac
tors. Chicago. Nov. 28 Wheat ad
vanced to the highest "point of the
season today. May 85j on st-ong
cables and light northwestern re
ceipts. It declined, however, on re
alizing and decreased the cash de
mand, and closed at J lower at 84.
Toledo, Nov. 38. Large sales of
number 2 red wheat for May delivery
were made on the produce exchange
this morning at a dollar a bushel amid
loud cheering. At the same time
the New York price was 91 cents,
Chicago 85 cents. The demand
was for export milling.
Pno.nl Iroa Company F.le.
Cleveland, Nov. 28. T. H. Brooks
was today appointed receiver for the
Phoenix Iron Works oompany. No
statement of the assets or liabilities
is given. It is said a large amount
of contract work is standing out.
TJadercrooad Street Hallway la raleago.
Chicago, Nov. 28. A trust deed
for 13,000,000 was filed today by the
Oeneral Electric company to secure
the issue of bonds for the first on.
!erground electric street railway in
Chicago.
Jmo tilenl III.
London. Nor. 28 Dr. Jameson,
the leader of the Transvaal raid,
undergoing 15 months' impriton
ment, is said to be criticall illy.
Btrlla Grata M.rcbant Falls.
Berlin. Nov. 23 The failure of
Otto Heyman, the grain merchant, is
announced. The liabilities are over
8.000,009 marks.
Prevent sickness and tae doctors'
bills at this season br Itani.. -
blood rich and pure with Hood's Sar-
BRADSTREET NOT ROSILY HOPEFUL.
In Business Baa Jfot Developed to
Any Great Extent so Far.
New York, Nov. 28. Bradstreet's
Bays : Last, week's disappointment at
the lack of demand In general lines
continues, the intervention of a holi
day having made trade qulterand the
volume smaller. At some points of dis
tribution there is no change In the
situation. Mild and unseasonable
weather prevents a more active dis
tribution of clothing and heavy goods.
and the volume moving is smaller.
Where business has been more active
it is due to ftllins-in orders and to the
demand for holiday goods. Confidence
in a revivial of a demand which has
not yet appeared was responsible for
the starting up of some mills and fac
tories, which are dissatisfied with their
prospects. The most encouraging re
ports are of an improved tone of trade
and a favorable outlook for 1897. .
The large nunrber of changes In
prices of staples were downward this
week. Exports of wheat (flour included
as wheat) from both coasts of the
United States (Newport News miss
ing) amount to 3,641,518 bushels this
week, against 3,937,000 bushels last
week, and 2,4C0,000 In the week one year
a??o.
There were 295 business failures
throughout the United State3 this week,
th irteen fewer than last week, seven more
than in the week one year ago, twelve
fewer than two years ago and three
less than in the corresponding week
of 1893. As compared with the like
week of 1S92, when the volume of busi
ness was large and trade was gen
erally prosperous, the Increase this
week Is only twenty-seven. There
were thirty-six business failures In
the Canadian Dominion this week
against forty-seven last, fifty-two in
the week a year ago, and thirty-five
two years ago.
WESTERN FOOT BALL CHAMPIONSHIP
Chicago fnlverslty Men Claim It and the
Other Colleges Denir.
Chicago, Nov. 28. The scramble for
the western foot ball championship Is
hotter than ever. With the develop
ments of Thursday the controvrsy is
still further complicated. Coach Stagg
still holds to the claim that the Uni
versity of Chicago players are entitled
to the honor because of their defeat
of Michigan and because they have
played more games than any other
college. Wisconsin players think they
have a more valid claim because they
have beaten Chicago, and though they
were twice tied, have not been actually
beaten.
Northwestern mokes no claim to the
championship, but holds that the North
western men have a clearer title to the
honor than have Stagg's men. They
declare that no team can Justly claim
the pennant, and that Wisconsin.
Northwestern. Michigan and Chicago
stand on about equal ground. .Michi
gan makes no claim, but does not ac
knowledge Chicago's right to the
championship. The opinion of the
Michigan players seems to be that if
th award can be made to any team
Wisconsin had the cleanest record.
The representatives of the seven lead
ing universities of the west met at the
Chicago Beach hotel yesterday to con
sider rules for the government of
athletics. The principal business
transacted was the lengthening of tne
six months rule in regard to students
entering one school from another to
one year, and prolonging the eligibility
of a player on an athletic team from
four years to six, the last providing
for a post-graduate or professional
course.
VERY WILD BLIZZARD RAGING.
Takes la All the Country from the Dakota
IHtwn to Arkansas.
Chicago, Nov. 28. Dispatches from
the northwest, west and southwest
state that the weather Is raising cain
all over the country. In the Dakotas
Montana. Colorado, Kansas, Minnesota,
parts of Iowa, and Nebraska a blizzard
is raging and the temperature very
low, in some place only Just above
zero and in others below. The storm
is the worst In six years. No loss of
life is reported.
In Arkansas and Kentucky heavy
winds have wrought great destruction
In the forests and also to buildings,
some of the latter being blown to
pieces. Heavy rains accompanied the
wind.
In the northwest the loss In cattle
and sheep on the ranges Is already very
great.
CLEVELAND WILL LIVE IN JERSEY.
President Will Reside at Frlaeetoa After
the Fourth of March.
Princeton, N. J., Nov. 28 Rumors
have been current here for some days
concerning President Cleveland's inten
tlon of making his permanent home at
Princeton. Nothing definite could be
learned tntil last evening, when Prof.
Andrew West returned from Washine
ton, after having an interview with the
president. Prof. West gave out the fol
lowing statement for publication:
"President Cleveland has today pur
chased the residence of Mrs. W. J.
Slidell. on Bayard avenue in Princeton,
and will make Princeton his permanent
home soon after the expiration of his
term as president Negotiations look'
ing to this end have been In progress
about three weeks, and were consum
mated today by the purchase of the
property."
Street Railway Xa Th rem tea a Strike.
Pittsburg, Nov. 28. The employes of
the combined traction roads of this
city have a grievance, and are holding
a meeting to map out their course of
action In the matter. Ever since the
accomplishment of the combination of
traction roads, which includes nearly
every - road In the city, trouble has
been brewing. There has been reduction
of wages on some lines. The men appear
divided as to a strike, however.
Waged a Burglar or Two.
Williamson. W.Va, Nov. 28. At Island
Creek, this county. Mrs. Elizabeth Bel-
I cher, who is reputed to have money at her
I home, beard burglars working at a back
door. She stole out with a Winchester
r fie, saw three men at the door and nred
three shots at them. The burglars fled,
, They were tracked more than mile by
stalflfc
FORAKER TALKS,
But the SenatorElect Manages
to Say Very Little.
TELLS WHAT EC D0ES1TT JTJTOW,
Aad Pumping the Ohio Statesaaaa Proves
Very Dry Work Calls oa Haass, but
Does Jiot Discuss the Senatorial Situa
tion -Not ia the Confidence of Senator
Sherman, and Thinks There Is Nothing
ia the Current Stories.
Cleveland, Nov. 28. Senator-Elect
Joseph B. Foraker came to Cleveland
yesterday on legal business, and called
on Chairman Hanna at the latter's of
fice in the Perry-Payne building. They
were closeted for a little over half an
hour. Afterward Foraker said to an
Associated Press representative: "I
merely called on Mr. Hanna to pay my
respects, and will run down to Canton
tomorrow morning to call on Major
McKinley. My visit has no political sig
nificance whatever."
"During your talk with Mr. Hanna
was the senatorial situation men
tioned?" was asked.
No sir. " replied Senator Foraker.
"It was not, except that we did speak
of the newspaper stories. But there Is
nothing in them, nothing at all."
Does Not Know Sherman's Desire a.
Do you think Senator Sherman
would accept the state portfolio?" waa
the next question.
T don't know," replied the senator-
elect. "I have not seen Senator Sher
man in some time. I cannot tell wheth
er he would accept the portfolio of
state or not. I do not think he has
been asked yet."
'Isn't Governor Bushnell a candidate
for senatorial honors?"
"I don't think he has said anything
to indicate that. Governor Bushnell Is
a. candidate for renomination as gov
ernor of Ohio."
"In case Senator Sherman should a-o
Into the cabinet, do you think Mr. Hanna
would be a strong senatorial candi
date?"
"Mr. Hanna Is a very strong man.
but I don't think there is anything in
those stories."
Objects to a Leading Question.
"Would Mr. Hanna have your sup
port for the senate V "That Is hardly
a proper question to ask. It is rather
too early for me to talk about that.
Politics is kaleidoscopic, you know, and
changes are continual and sometimes
unexpected. We think much of this
talk is largely for the purpose of show
ing trouble and factional strife In the
Republican ranks, whereas, as a mat
ter of fact, the Republican party in
Ohio was never more united and
harmonious than now. There are no
differences or troubles between Mr. Mc
Kinley, Mr. Hanna, Senator Sherman
and me."
Would roatpone Tariff Legislation.
"Do you think the Dingiey bill will
pass the next session of congress?"
was next asked. "My opinion is," re
plied Foraker. "that it would be wiser
to postpone that legislation until the
next congress, which will be a Republi
can one, when a tariff bill of our own
and satisfactory to all could be intro
duced."
FOLIC V OF THE SILVER St NATO U.S.
Dubois, of Idaho, Says It Will Be aa Ag.
gresslTe Fight for Silver.
Salt Lake. Utah. Nov. 28. The Tri
bune publishes an interview with Sen
ator Dubois, of Idaho. The senator
says he had no idea that there would
be any attepmt to pass the Dingiey bill
at this session of congress; that it was
a piece of legislation that failed at the
last session, adn ought to fail at any
session. When asked about the policy
of the silver senators In the next con
gress, he said: "They will hold the bal
ance of power in the senate, and will
no doubt continue their aggressive
fight for silver, making all other issues
subordinate to that.
"There can be no prosperity under
the McKinley administration any more
than there was under Cleveland. He
Kinley wants a high tariff and a gold
stanaara. xso materwhat kind of a
tariff we have there can be no prosper
ity except for the few under the gold
standard. One more trial of the Re
publicans will convince the people of
this, in my Judgment, and the silver
advocates will win the congress in '98
and the presidency in 1900." Senator
Cannon, of Utah, left for Washington
yesterday morning.
KF.XTCCKVS TOTE .CAXTASSED.
Two Lowest Republican Electors Tied anei
a Democrat with More Totes.
Frankfort, Ky Nov. 28. The state
canvassing board, consisting of state
auditor, secretary of state, and attorney
general, met at noon yesterday to can
vass the returns of. the recent election.
In view of the Democratic threats to
contest the election of the twelve Re
publican electors, great interest was
felt in the meeting. The canvassing
board had already footed returns and
read them, with explanations of their
action in cases where the returns were
technically irregular. In every
case they waived unimportant technical
ities and counted returns as made.
The official footing gives Kaah, the
leading Republican elector. 218.171
votes, and Smith, the leading Democrat
elector, 217.890. McKinley's official plu
rality in the state is 281. Smith, who
beaded the 'Bryan electoral ticket, de
feats Wedding and Howes, the two
lowest McKinley electors, who are tied.
The electoral college will decide which
of these electors shall vote. The count
gives McKinley twelve out of thirteen
electors. The canvass of congressional
returns made no changes.
FRANK JAMES WAXFS A3 OFFICE.
Brother of the Notorious Tang After a
Place at St. Louis.
St. Louis. Nov. 28. Frank James,
brother of Jesse James the notorious
train robber, and ex-member ef the
Jesse James gang of outlaws. Is an as
pirant for the honors of a St. Louis po
lice commissicnership, and Chief Har
rigan will be but friend In the race. The
e&-ouilw eecUl.ea feiinaejf candidate.
"I'm not out eftor office, he said, "but
I'd take the place If it were offered to
me. And if it were given to me I
would do my duty without fear or fa
vor."
'What kind of a police commissioner
do you think Frank James would
make?" was asked of Chief of Police
Hanigan. "First rate," answered the
chief. "He would make a good officer."
Weather Is Inclement at raatsnb
Canton. O.. Nov. 28. Owing to the
all-day rain Major McKinley kept pret
ty close to tne house yesterday. But
few call ms braved the inclement weath
er to reath his home and none of any
particular prominence. Major McKin
ley received a cablegram from Ambas
sador Uhl yesterday saying: "Three
hundred Americans at a Thanksgiving
dinner in Berlin send patriotic greet
ings to the president-elect."
ABBREVIATED TELEGRAMS.
The shah of Persia announces that
hereafter he will dispense with a
premier and will preside in person over
the cabinet, which will consist of twelve
ministers.
The ship owners and port labor con
tractors at Hamburg have decided to
Join the employers' fediration In order
to present a united opposition to the
strikers.
Chelera Kadisha Ubikur Chollm, one
of the oldest Jewish benevolent so
cieties in Chicago, celebrated the thirty
fifth anniversary of its organization at
that city Thursday night.
Obituary: At London, Sir F. Napier
Broome, governor of Trinidad. At
Woodstock. Ilia.. Edwin E. Thomas. At
Terre Haute, Ind.. Mrs. Sarah Tillot
son. 94. At Arlington Heights. Ills..
William H. Dunton. 78. At Lincoln,
Ills., Ezekiel Alexander, Si.
Frank Hurst, a laborer, 32 years o'.d.
killed himself by firing a bullet Into
his breast, and Jennie U'Hoolihan took.
carbolic acid and died at Chicago.
Henry Otaso, an American citizen. Is
reported to have been killed by Spanish
guerrilas in Cuba.
Princess Henry cf Prussia, wife of
the emperor's brother, has given birth
to a son.
In a shootlns affray at Duryea. Pa.,
one person was almost Instantly killed
and two others were so badly injured
that they can not recover.
Edward J. Py titer, the new president
of the British Royal Academy, bis been
knighted.
It has been discovered that blankets
which have beon.supplled to the Cana
dian militia were madi; half of wool
and hair shoddy, when the contract
called for their being all wool.
Phil Lee, treasurer of th Ft. Loul.i
branch of the Xat.,ncl Hodcarrlers
union. laims that three, men held him
up and robbed him of the funds of the
union.
f!eorge E. Rossj. mining money lerk
for the Pacific nnd United States Ex
press companies at Kanras City, has
been li-rated In St. Louis. Ills robbery
amounts to $110.f,0.
Iowa tn a Hod Way Fnanrlalljr.
Des Moines. Ia.. Nov. 2S. A state
ment issued yesterday shows that Iowa
has W50.000 outstanding warrants for
which there is no rash. The state offi
cers say they are powerless to meet the
situation and the unpaid warrants may
reach $70.000. The situation is due to
the slowness of tax payments, end too
low a levy to meet expenditures.
Have Von Any of These tloads?
Washington, Nov. 28. Secretary Car
lisle has issued a circular giving public no
tice that tU.712.09J 6 per cent, bonds issued
tn aid of certain Pacific railroads under
acts of July 1, i5. an I July 2, 18 il. and
commonly known as "currency ft," be
come due Jan. 1. 1SU7. and that interest en
these bonds will causa on that day.
Shot a Boy Dead an J Suicided.
Burlington. Ia., Nov. 28. News la
Just received here that Gus Wllber.
aged S3, living near Augusta, I a., while
craxy shot Emory Flagley, aged 16,
dead, and then suicided.
Seventy Persons Drowned In Italy.
Athens, Nov. 28. Seventy persona
have been drowned by the flood here
and an enormous tract of land la sub
merged. It is said that the first book printed
in this country from Kterentvno nlntea
was a catochitm Ly a Mr. Watts. This
work was issued in New York in the
year 1613 and was compiled for the
oenens oi ue cniiaren ox several New
York churches.
A bushel of sweet nntatnoa annals 48
pounds in Iowa and 6 rounds in most
of the otter states.
To Car a C rid ta Oao Day
Take laxative Bromo Quinine Tab.
lets. All druggists refund the
money if it fails to cure. 26 cents
Tow Cant A Be. la Cancee It,
A heavy cold mar lead to pneu
monia or consumption. Foley's
Honey and Tar taken in time affords
perfect recurity from set ions results
Sold by M. F. Bahnsen.
Absolutely Pure.
Across of tarter aakiic poo ear. Bighsstof
all ta leamtar straagta Latmt IVtes mmm
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SUIT A!
Commencing Tuesday, Nov. 24, and Ending
Saturday, Nov. 28.
Th's is the greatest unloading sale that has ever been attempted in
Rock Island. Suits aid overcoats thit hive been selling up to this
Sale for $12, $15 and $1650, and no less to no one, but on this
sa!e
For Only $10.00.
No use waiting for January sales when you can buy nice new fresh
clothing at such a low price. It takes the London to force sales. We
care nothing for loss. This is done to make this week the busiest of
all the winter weeks. You had better come and fit yourself out.
People who
Appreciate
Good Values
Have become our customers.
Every person is aporilble
buyer, so we eater to all, for
it is basinets we are after.
High Grade Furniture
At Medium Pi ices.
CLeap and poorly made far
niture we do not carry at
all. Oar big store Is full of
Furniture, Carpets, and
Stoves.
Medium Grade Furniture
At Low Prices.
We have anticipated the
coming of good times, so
we are prepared for the big
business that oar low prices
will beget. See that yoa
see the Big Store.
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