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Rock Island Daily Argus.
VOL. XL. NO. 221.
ROCK ISLAND, TUESDAY JULY 12, 1892.
I Single Copies 5 Cents
I Fer Week la Cents
in the three cities.
$7.50 to $10 00. for
This lot are nice new suits well w orth
what we claim they are.
$5 00 to $7.00 for
Elegant suits for the money.
The place to trade.
Your choice of any $2.5 ) to
$3.00 suits in the house for
Just the thin.!;.
Thin Coats and Vests.
$2.50 to $5.00 for
Money saved by trading with ut .
Fancy and white Vests
$150 to $1.75 grade for 1.00.
2.00 to 2.50 " " 1.60
3.00 to 3.50 " 2.oo
This is a good tirre to
get a good outfit cheap for
Sax & Rice.
Clothing House !
in the three cities.
$13.50 to $16.E0 for
This lot arebist values eyer shown
$7.50 to $9.00 for
Well worth the maney.
C i i place to trade.
Your choice of any $3.50 to
$4 50 suits in the house for
Boys' Star Shirt Waists.
75c to $1.50 your choice for
Money saved by trading with us
50c grade 25c
75c to 1.00 grade 50c.
Bring this with you and
get what you need.
Clothing House !
in the three cities.
$18 00 to $22.50 for
This lot is good enough for any gentle
man. Come see 'em.
$10.00 to $12.00 for
Nice stylish suits, new this season.
The place to trade.
Your choice of any $5.00 to
$6.50 suits in the house for
The proper caper.
50c to 75c for
Money saved by trading with us.
Madras and flannel shirts
1.00 to 1.25 grade for 75c
1.50 to 1.75 5 " i.oo
2.oo to 2.5o u " i.50
We are the leaders of
low prices. Come look
through our line and see if
there is something you
Sax & Rice.
Men Killed in the
UNION MtN FIGHT NON-UNIONISTS
A Mill Blown to Pieces with
load of Giant Powder.
The Winchester Take Part In the Strug
gle uii.l l)iifn All the Damage, to Human
Life Threats to Ilrlve All Non-l'nlun
Minerti Out uf the lteglnn I'ut Into
Process of Kxecutlnu Several Men
tVoumleri The Governor Ordtvrs Out
the Militia Two Hollies of Non-l nlon
Men Prisoners ill the Hands of the
Wallace, Ma., July 11. The B:run?le
between the Union minersin CfJBnr d'Alene
aud the mine owners, which was patched
up about two months ago, broke out again
yesterday in the town of. Gem and resulted
in a sav. pe light between uuion and noiv
knion men at the 'Frisco and Gem mines, in
which six men were killed, seven wounded,
Bevcnty non-union mm taken prisoners,
and th. 'Frisco mill blown up. The fight
lasted several hours. The governor has
ordered out the militia.
Partial Lint ef the Victims.
The names of only three of the killed
...... iwim so iar, an uemg union'
men They were: Gus Carlson, Henry Cum-1
nave been learned so far, all being union
ming and Ixeorgel'ctti hone. The other men '
killed v.ere guards at the mine Tho
.:, , ..." , , . . .
"'" "i i ue wounueu as rar ascertained
are: Hugh Campbell, union, hit by rifle
on head; Sam Petois, of Tacoma, non
union, shot in head, will recover; J. W.
Sankbeger, non-union, shot through hips
John Ward, of Gem, shot through arm.
Description of the Ilattlefleld.
A few1 days ago the union miners re
solved to drive every non-union man out
of the district, but the Gem and 'Frisco
miners were guarded bv men behind bar
ricades armed with Winchesters. The
canon is narrow, and from behind the bar
ricades the men could sweep the two
railway tracks snd the country road with
bullets. The Gem mine barricade is with
in 860 feet of the center of the town of
Non-Union Men Kireil First.
Minor events of the day previously con
sisted of challenges from non-union men
at the "Frisco and Gem mines to union
miners at the tow n of Gent, and all seem
ed to indicate a speedy rupture. At 5 a.
m. yesterday a miner from Gem started
for Burke. When opposite the 'Frisco
mine he was fired upon. He ran back
several hundred yards to Gem. where the
shot was heard, ami soon the miners in
town gathered with arms. They marched
in a body toward the 'Frisco mill, located
directly in front of the mine.
The Explosion it 'Frisco.
These men loaded a Union Pacific car
with T."ii pounds of giant powder and se:it,
the car down the track toward the 'Frisco
mine and directly in front of the mill. An
explosion occurred, shattering the null
ami making it a complete wreck. The non
union men then showed the white flag and
surrendered They w ere marched dow n to
the Miners' union ball and guarded, no
indignities being offered them after their
Fired Volleys IntoGess.
While the light was going on at 'Frisco
the Gem guards suddenly iK'gan firing
volley after volley into the town of (Jem,
riddling the buildings. John Ward, a
citizen, was shot through the arm, and
(ins Carlson, union miner, was shot and
fell. Ail attempts to recover Carlson's
body were met with volleys from the Qem
breastworks, and when the body was re
covered an hour afterward Carlson was
dead, having been shot through the
breast. George Pettibone, union man, was
shot through the head.
Nearly Fired dm the sherin".
About s, o'clock a truce occurred and the
sheriff, district, attorney and United States
marshals appeared on the scene by train.
The train was Mopped by armed guards
at the Gem mine. The sheriff took the
mail on his shoulders and passed on to
Gem. The guards leveled their rifles at
him. but dropped them when they learned
his identity. At Gem several hundred
men were huddled on the street with rifles
and revolvers. At noon the Gem mine
force surrendered to the union men.
ORIGIN OF THE DIFFICULTY.
A Reduction ol Wages Nine Months Ago
Kcho of Homestead.
The 'Frisco aud Gem were only non
union mines iu the east end of Coeur
d'Alene. The strike in Ccetir d'Alene be
gan about nine months ago. The fight
was between the Mine Owners' associa
tion, organized to resist the demands of the
Miners' uniou. Twelve mines, including
all the leading ones, are included in the
former organization, and money has been
freely contributed to carry on the fight.
Former Rates oi Wages.
The former rates of wages were $3 50
per day to miners and shovelers, aud the
strike of the miners grew out of a reduc
tion iu the shovelers' wages to 3 per day.
All miners working under ground de
manded IS. SO. There w ere several acts of
hostility when the strike began, but the
Miners' union did its best to prevent
by peaceable means men working at the
reduced wages. The United States cir
cuit court issued an injunction forbidding
any one from interfering with the men
employed by the companies or the mine
Revived by the Carnegie Troubles.
About two months ago matters were
straightened out aud work went on as
usual, but since the Carnegie troubles be
gan the old question of wages has been
revived by the men anil resulted in yester
day's bloodshed. A Spokane telegram
-ays the union men in the Poorman and
Tiger mines quit work and captured all
the non-union men working in the Union
mine near Burke.
GEORGE WILLIAM CURTIS DOOMED.
the Eminent Harper's Weekly Editor a
New Yoijk, July 12. The Sun bays that
George William Curtis, the distinguished
sdltor, is ill at his home on Staten Island
wither o7 stomal AorabJ
termination oi tne case cannot ie looKea
tor, although there is no immediate dan
ger. He may lire a month.
No Favors from Carnegie.
PlTTSBUBO, July 12. The Typograph
ical union of this city has resulved that
the city council should return to Andrew
Carnegie the gift of a public library, be
cause the money was originally obtained
through the "blood of fellow-workmen."
FEtLfcK'b MNANCIAL EXPERIENCE.
He Travels Around to t.et 1'osted on the
WAjBHIXOTOSt, July 12. Ed ward J. Peeler,
of San Francisco, who has traveled 8, WW
miles looking into the silver question, is
now -tin this city. He savs he visited
Mexico, Central America, and part of the
southern continent. Before leaving San
Francisco he bought Mexican dollar.
They are practically equal to our standard
dollars in weight, and are no better m
fineness. In Mer.ico those were worth
about ii'j cents. That country comes about
as near as any to free coinage. Unlimited
quantities of this coinage goes into the
! tnarketn of the world. They go to China
for whatever silver bullion is worth, but
they are measured against gold there.
.Have Tin" Money ill Hollvtft,
They go to Japan but scldorn return
from there. It is a local com but not r
ueemaoie in goiu oy its own government.
and always falls to its value in bullion.
It passes for C,9 cents into whatever market
it is paid, aud her doller is better thau
i'ua'c bf the territories MOtta of her. The.
dollar of Guatemala wfi not go Into t.e
commercial worid at nnv pric? excent as
bar silver. The minium of Bolivia is
1 worse. because the quality of metal is not
me. xuey call It tin money. Before
going into Chili, Mr. Peeler changed his
r.i - -r.sf. -
I ??'iaW0MI 'or pesos, getting 1.10 of
i - ninan .silver lor a .Mexican dollar.
Foreign Uoods Sold Onlj for tiold.
The Chilian dollar had Jo be changed
for Honduras money, wTiieu passes at the
rate of r.2ofor Chilian dollar. In Col
ombia he would nave had to pay ?9 in sil
ver for IS of gold. He did not see gold itl
any form dpwn there. He met many com-
merciai travelers irom the Pacific coast
of the United States, also from England,
Germany and Spain. Every one of them
carried instructions to make his bills pay
able in gold coin, No man will sell goods
on any other basis there. A silver propo
sition will not be taken iu consideration.
ONE OF OUR MERRY WARS.
Rival Natural Gas Companies Make
Things Fasy Tor the Consumers.
Indianapolis. July 12. The combined
natural gas companies of this state and
the corporation that was organized to run
a pipe line from the gas bell to Chicago
are at open war with each other, and there
are prospects of lively times in the gas
belt as a result of the fight lietween the
two rival organizations. When the
Indiana companies combined and began
to lease land iu the gas belt they found
that, the other company had anticipated
them in a number of sections where t ho
gas was most abundant; that it would not
only continue its line in the direction of
Chicago, but would become a competitor
for local business in all the more impor
tant cities .-.ml towns that lie along the
line of its proposed route to Chicago, the
intention being to pipe these cities and
make local business a part of the system.
Getting Their Gas for Nothing.
In this manner the company proposed to
compete with the local companies, at the
same time reap a part of the profits from
the gas belt until such time as the main
line could be completed. As the legal
obstacles which have been thrown in its
way all relate to piping the gas from the
state, no hindrance could be made to pip
ing for local business, and several cities
have been piped and the work of making
Contracts has been began. The combined
companies have met this with a reduction
in rates, and in Kokomo and some smaller
towns the war has lecoine so intense that
monthly contracts are being made and the
-ms furnished for nothing. It. is the pur
pose of the combined companies to reduce
rates in every city piped by the Chicago
company, and the latter is pledging itself
to meet any reduction that i- made.
"DONE" BY SUBSTITUTION.
The Latest Scheme by Which the
"Sucker" Loses His Cash.
Kittanning, Pa., July 12. Thomas
Montgomery, a rich farmer living near
Ford City, has been swindled out of H.,5'X)
by two strangers. Montgomery recently
sold his large farm for $2.",000 and was de
sirous of purchasing another. On Wednes
day t wo men met bini on a farm near here,
owned by a man named Wallace, of Pitts
burgh, and offered it to him for 10.000.
The terms were agreed to. The proposi
tion was made that to bind both parties
the purchaser should deposit fti.500 in a
tin box and the other two men should put
in $1,000 to show good faith.
Too Late with His suspicion.
The box w as locked after this was done
and given to Montgomery, the strangers
keeping the key. While on his way home
Montgomery became suspicious "and de
cided to open the box. Two small sticks
occupied the space where the money was
supposed to have been placed. Warrants
were sworn out and officers placed on the
track. Mr. Montgomery is unable to ex
plain how one box was exchanged for an
other. Doings In Seuate and House.
Washington, July 12. The senate had
a field day of oratory yesterday, a two
hours and a half speech by Waahburne on
the anti-option bill and three hours of the
liveliest kind of discussion on the Sunday
closing proviso of the World's fair appro
priation in the sundry civil bill. Without
reaching a vote on the question or doing
more than to elicit a strongly marked
diversity of views the senate adjourned.
The bouse proceedings were devoid of
interest, as it was District dav and no leir-
islatiou was accomplished for the capital
of the nation. An appropriation of 2o0,
, 000 was made for printing the reports of
j the eleventh census. Bills were also passed
to construct a bridge across the Missouri
river at Omaha, and to pay the First
Methodist church of Jackson, Tenn.,
4,050 for ite use as a hospital during the
The Base Ball Records.
Cwcauo, July ia With two men on
bases and only one man out Anson vester-
nig in-, on. i. m,.- ii.iii. ne w;t humored,
a ball was lined OTer the plate, which he
hit straight to a Boston Hehier, who caught
it, made a double play, and won the game.
This was in the ninth inning. Scores: At
Chicago Boston 8, Chicago u; at 1'itLs
burg Brooklyn Pittsburg 7; at Cincin
nati New York S. Cincinnati life (second
nine) New York 2. Cincinnati 4: at St.
Louis Baltimore 4, St. Louis 3; at Cleve
land Philadelphia Cleveland 7.
Western: At Omaha Toledo 5. Omaha
Bo; at Kansas City Indianapolis H, Kansas
City 4. Illinois-Iowa: At Jacksonville
Joliet 0, Jacksonville 5; at block Island
Kockford 5, Rock Island-.Moline 9.
v. tv. Astor Reported Head.
Nkw YORK, July A telegram re
ceived from London states that William
Waldorf Astor, head of that noted family,
-lied there last evening.
The burning of McMullan A: Co.'s lum
ber mills ut Minneapolis caused a loss of
i'-orge H. Thomas, a farmer of
Wapello county, la., for forty years, died
I nged t.
Martin Hefron, aged 8,Hub Nobles, aged
8, and Willie Sheet, aged about 12, are all
mission from home at Saginaw, Mich.,
Tt V -
I S!!'4 ilSVS Lrjn Son pevnsaj days.
Near Morgautown, Kf., bud LdWow
killed Laic Mwwitns nmul They
werf. brothers and both drunk. The
murderer escaped. &
Richard Thomas, the oldest resident ol
Iowa, died at Marion, iu that state, Satur
day, having reached the age of 111 years.
He served in the American armv in th
; war of 1812, and had been for fifty years a
The attempt to locate the wreck of the
steamer Pewabic, sunk In Lake 8uperioi
twenty-seven years ago with a cargo oi
copper and a large amount of coin on
board, has been abandoned.
Elections In Mejica resulted in an orer
whelming victory for Presideut Diaz.
uere was v'rtually no opposition to him.
J Captain Francis Koles Webb, whoserved
in the navy d uring the war, and who wsj
afterward l nlted States consul in Zanzi
bar and New Zealand, died at San Diego,
The eruption of Mount Etna is alarm
ing. Lar a is flowing from a double stream
toward Nicoloaa and Belpasso. Twelve
houses and a church have been destroyed.
The Boman Catholic mission at Porto
Novo has been destroyed by Dahomeyans,
aud six priests ami thret nuns were put to
LIVE STOCK AND PRODUCE MARKETS.
Chk-aoo, .Inly 11.
Vlllo SI Hg were The, U(tati'ins on the
board of traie t-jday: Wlie it -July, i-ued
''H '. dosed M)fe; Bsptssnbsr, oj?nd Trtin
csossd 70c: December, ojienej "sc, cm1
78V4C Corn July. oined iec. closed isic;
September, opened TJj- rlirtsA Iflir fh.hiBSS.
opened and closed t74c. Ortj July. oned
He. closed SWftp; August, opened , clvl
ttftp; September, opened and closed Se, I'ork
July.oi-:.- il til IXyHosed jll.ITVs; September
oenel -l 1 ".", elosj 1 IlLtQei Janaury.
OpoUO.l Sl-tl.'U.. close 1 $1:1.14. lATl-July,
opened 17.1$, dOssd ?7.-U.
Live st oi k-Prices at the Uuion SVxik
yards today ranged s foil iws; Uors Market
active on parkins, and shipping account, and
feeling ratbei Arm; light and miied freights
5iWe higher; other grades strong at former
figures; tales ranged at 1.7Sja,n pigs, .
o'X .iitliT. t&4aBM0 rough pssdjom ftMsf)
o.! mixeil. an I iV'Vj ".' heavy priTTfcmg an I
Cattle Market fmirly act ve on local and
shipping account: native, ru e 1 steady, hut
Texaus weak and Mfcjlic lower; (notations
range 1 at . jo S 7 1 . h Ice to extra shipping
steers, S.7-"4&5. 0 go k1 to t hoi e do.
4.7 lair to go .1 !'.'. .-.4. ,'i . .mmm 1 1 ui-. li
mn do. i.i.l I botchers' steers, c- . . ,
a.7n Stackers, f2.Msai.3I Texas stcera $:!.:!(($
U6 feeds' a tlTtaHO cows, SV.ij 1(:1.7 i bu.ls
aad i'.'.6n44.;5 veal calves.
Sheep Market fairly aciivs and gsiuss un
changed: quotations range! at S4.:i'.2.i per
WOlae western. J.:;v;s. natives, S-i-M&t.W
Tex.!-, and ?V V -ST-'n iambs,
Prodneei Batter Fancy separator, 'J0c;
dairies, f 11 y. f rcali. :tTr,17c. Eggs 13c per
dee, 1" ff Live poultry - Ho ia. 12o per lb;
spring in ens. 17c; roosters. 0c; spring
ducks 1 Q19ac; turkeys, mixed. 9 (l-te. Co
tatge HurlaiKs. K): .r bn: Hebron-, 30
55-: Teun; e. Ko-e. 2 :, p,;r
Strawberries- Michigan, H-al.7I per bi-qt
case, Basplerrics Bed. lUUtfXOU per 3pt;
Mark, peril.4dl.-qt; 13. . ki-qt case. Blackber
ries $M0jt3.QO per -4-qt case.
New York, July 1L
neat-No. 2 re 1 winter cash. Hc.; July,
Hlfe; August, Si--; September, Mv4c. Corn
No. 2 mixel cash. Mo; July, 54- ; August,
&Hc; September, igc Oats -Steady; No.
S mixed cash, July, oi;; August, 34.
Rve Dull and weak; 7&81c iQ car lota.
Barley-Unchanged. Pork-Quiet; old mess,
$11.7;cg,12.7i Lard Steady; Septet:. r $7.44.
Live Stock: Cattle Market very dull for all
grades and sales were at a decline of 2a30o
per 103 lbs; voorest to best native Steers. 4J4.2U
t& . jj per llTO lbs; Texana, J3.4Jtfi4.ij; bulls and
dry cows, u.25&3.Y Sheep aud Lambs
Sheep, slow but steady: lamb., weak at a re
ducticn of He per lb; sheep. 9i.KjS.2 per Ut
lbs; lamos, $.'.'5ac.Wi. Hogs-Market, higher;
live hogs, f.ouae.S per 10U lbs.
About Breadmaking. after all. They cin
ten a (MOD H KIM. POWUEK
without the scientific aid of a Uovrn
merit Chemist, a Supreme Analyst, oi
rijfAa . sA
Should be tasted. Jiurt ss any other cook
ing material, by actual use. It gives
Better Satisfaction at Half
the Cost of the other fciaoa,
Can form an opinion of their own.
Oet a can of Climax from your Grocer
and convince yourself.