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ROCK- ISLAND ARGUS.
VOL TUT. CO C3.
BOCK ISLAXXD ILL, 8ATUHDAY. JADUAIIY'6, 1834.
BDTnfi I Fee Week. VmCMiH.
TJUlfaS Single Cony, Tnren Centa.
Previous to Stock-Taking,
Jan. h and con-,
All q,ods sold retail at whole
cveryining inciuaca, irom a
pin to a silk dress, or a
pair of blankets.
On many things cost will not
It is oitr,1Jpose to do the
JfrntSki Inuarv business
t.,.. "Til' -V XI
v- nave eve- L.J" "c
realize that we have some
big records to beat, how
ever. This fact docs not
dismay us. but rather is
an incentive to do still
greater, things, and noth
ing will do it quicker than
This week will record the
greatest values in Dry
Goods in the history of
the three cities.
It Must be Remembered
that, although we shall re
duce everything to whole
sale price, yet there are
many things that will be
reduced to a point far
below, as some things will
be sold at half price, and
even less. It would be
impossible for us to give
you an intelligent idea by
quoting prices, and hence
leave the above facts for
your careful considera
tion. Horned, Pursel
& Von Maur.
BAD FIRE RAGING.
The Business Portion of Al
bany, N. Y., in Flames.
Worst in Years, and Not Yet
Terrible Explosion in a Pow
der Mill at Kingston.
A City Prison Filled With
Tramps Goes Up.
LGencral News From the Na
Alkaxt. S. T.. Jan. 6. Fire broke
out in the Albany theatre early this
morning, which has developed into
the wont conflagration known here
lu year. The building covered half
a Mock, and In now in ruins, while
the city buildings adjoining are burn
ing fiercely and cannot le sared.
The entire fire department is at the
scene, and outskie aid has been num.
tnoned. The entire heart of the city
In Um lieu...
uamiinotox. D. C. Jan. C In
the house this sfternKn, Rt prescn-J
tatlve Itoutcllv insisted on the Ha
waiian resolution, heretofore offered
by him, coming before the house.
The speaker directed the ayes and
nays on the report of the committee
on rules. The roll call showed a
quorum present. Representative
Wilson, of West Virginia, moved to
dispose with further proceedings un
der the call, and a division was de
manded, whereupon Messrs. Heed
and Catchings were appointed tell
ers, and the roll Is proceeding.
fferriOe PewaVr Csplaalow.
Kisoston, X. Y.. Jan. 6. Through
the carelessness of an. empiove in
overturning a lantern If' a bin
Laflm & Band powder mill this morn
ing, a territic explosion took place in
the main building, and all on the
floor were killed or injured. The
dead are Gardner Friedenburgh, Sol
omon Friadenburgh, Joseph Saund
ers and Joseph Kipp.
MkUarte Caatle Uratrayed.
Heklix, Jan. 6. The Uncal cattle
of Hamburg. rerenif -Tised for the
oinces oi tne district ant Monties, was
burned this morning, cremating the
district director and his coachman.
A number of valuable duennivcts
A rrlma filled With Tramps FdhfiI.
SIassilox. U., Jan. 6. The citv
prison filled with tramps was d
stroyed by fire this morning. While
all w ere rescued, a numlier were un
conscious w hen taken out.
Child I.nlKir In t'rnns.iliama.
llAI-.l:tnt l:. Ia., Jan. . Kutury Ire
spertor Hubert nit horn has siilmiitteil
hi tov.rth annua; report to Uovminr I'at-
tin. On Jurte 3. Is'.";!, there were em
ployed in the various establishment
which are aiiietiahie to tin' lactnrr law
about 5. 0 children uinler 13 year, ol age.
The silk and wuuleu nmnsifrv turvr em
ploy luliy TJ er cent, ot the- children,
lie is Mitwlied that by next June there
will not Iw any child nuiler 13 employe d'iu
rstaMihtuents amenable to the factory
Want am.ooo rrmn A. J. Mnw.
f'ltia Am. Jan. To protect theuiM-lves,
as they say, for spits, as the lief. nilant
ny. A. M. Hilliuits. the Home Cnvintt
Imnk. and the Home National bunk, of
this eity. have secure J Judgment for over
flWsio auainst A J Hone, son in law of
Millionaire Miell. who was miinlerrd as is
ujpoeil bv Tacott- He say lie has prop
rrt) ennuirli to ny three limes the amount.
1 he plaintllfs sny lie has positively refu-ed
tr secure the deht uu the aforesaid ptt;-
Were lHlu( Nothlea tur Hint.
SlMit I.NF.T. Ia.. Jan 6 Dep.u y I'liited
States Murshal Kulti.n has arrested Will
iam A. Hell, of William A. Ik 11 ic Com
pany, and John Will, of the Iowa Mate
IV.ant Investment coinpony. churiced with
u-inc mails for fraudulent purposes. They
tamed on a patent sellimt attency, wimld
collect money to negotiate sales and then
ilropthe matter until tue mtent owner
Hiu,uired what they were dmuu for him.
Urand Raplda l urnltare Plant Kutd.
ii:AM IlAI'His. Mich., Jim. 0 The
pl.int and stock of the Nelson & Matter
Furniture company was sold by the re
ceiver at auction by order of the court.
The entire projierty was bid in by the old
National, Urand Rapids National and
People's iSavinirs batiks of this city. The
property broiiKht tlto.otsl above the
mortgaxeof (UI.UlW. This is about otie-
half the appraised value.
Attacked by Bandits.
LoSuoS, Jan. 8 The Standard's Shanx
hai correspondent says that while the rm
peror was pruceeiliuK to his winter palace
bamliU attacaed tne processiou ana
cured a quantity of valuable
cured a o
several imperial official
FIRT WEEK OF THE NEW YEAR.
Wrt VrUllaat le lartfcatlenn) of the "Gout
Xiw York, Jan. 6R. (i. Dan tc Co's
weekly review of trade say It is qnestion
able whether the working force in the great
industries has Int-rms-i as yet, though
about the first of the year considerable In
crease i ejcpecM. The n Mm her of mills
starting and stopping work is about the
mi Will lower price are recorded in
Iron and steel both at Philadelphia and
Pittsburg withont Increase in volume of
business... It Is believed that the output
of Ilia, though 40 per cent, less than a resr
to. exceedi"the present consumption.
The volume oftliines represented by
txchanges outride' Sew York is 19.2 per
rent, leu than for the same wejlc last year.
Kefmnlinn the extent of decrease in rri
on branches of business during the Int
half of tswj, actual sales have been re
ported by 1.117 houss or companies, Sft
cnemting r.'13.t(XI.G-J this year, acaiust
304,409.11 in the same months last year, a
decrease or !. per cent. In textile manu
factures the decreie is 41 percent., over
4T per cent. In all woolens. 43 per cent, in
silk and 87.1 per cent, in cotton manufac
ture. 80.3 per cent in toiery and 85.6 in
In dry goods the sales decreased only 13.3
per rent., Mntk previously held having
been much mhired anil the reported de
crease in sales of clothiiii! is only 113 per
rent.; in iron and sttel manufacture the
decrease is Si.s per cent., hut in hardware
only 1.S per cent.; in boot and hlinc
manufacture the decrease is 16.6 ier rent.,
but in the retail trade enly 11.6 percent :
in jewelry !i S per rent., and in rales of
bats only 19.(1 per rent.
The final classified returns of failures
for 1X are not yet complete, but the re
port received for the In tier part of De-
remlier Lave swelled thcaggrccate of com
mercial lial.ilitias to f.Tts..4'.r3,-ti;i, of which
..i45.Wl5 are of manufacturing failures.
H-JP.SW,.:) of trailing fuilures and MT,
Si,ZW of ether concerns. Cntuplcte. re
turns will Vc given, it is hoped next week.
THE FRANKLIN GROVE BANK.
t,ethj tt.eHnrci.ry N..w stated ata,ooo
Mi ml of Currency.
KoTKronn. Ills., .Tan. C The officials of
the Franklin throve bank have made a
statement that less than f,000 in gold
and silver v.as seen red by the rohliers.
They iilso chum to have a correct account
ol nil the currency destroyed iu the explo
sion, which w ill enable them to get it re
deemed bv the I'nited Slates trVusurcr.
The fragments of currencv picked up
from the floor of the liank in pieces of
smullfxt size to lull only a littie mutilated
filled nearly a peck measure, and will !
sent to the treasury dcpartnint. The rob
lx-rs. hfter the explosion, apparently ili-
videu tueir spoils, ot Kiilit sr.'! nlver in a
Ufijrl.borms lnmber yard.
fcrnsatlona! Labor Kestutimi.
TortKA. Knn . Jan. 0. S?cretary Snm
nalson. of the KariMis Federation of ljilir.
hassrut to the governor sensational and
MrVna passed at t he 1 veaven
worth nieeUatsxtrt flot made public till
they were seutta executive oflice. The
resolutions deaannd the immediate re
moval of State Vabor fommi-sioner Todd
snv he Is uotssmly .unlit and incompetent
iMit was not a wnsje-wia-ker identified with
liilior interests or eligible when appointed.
Thev utve evcrv labor organization
strive for the defeat of the retiomination of
lA'WellinK. or defeat at the polls if n'jmi
i.sted, because of the governor's actiua in
liuming and retniuinu Toild.
Tbe lase-Lrwelliuc Troohlf.
TorKKA. Kas , .Inn. C Instead of piiinc
to lleloit with the several niemlcr tf the
Ixuird of charities Mrs ljeae remniued in
Topeka at t!ic request, of Judge IXaiter,
who is actintias a peacemaker nnd went
tii coufcrrinir with her at the National
hotel. lKster was in clos' conference wit h
the gnveniot for several days and is evi.
deutlv doinc his utmost to stop hostilities.
A memla-r of the Isiard said to a rejsiner
iu-t as he took the train for Jlcli.it: "Mr.
Lease and FreelRiru have both been pre.
etit at the meetings. Nothing transpired,
however, to mr:ke a test. The lioard will
n'it net as a tribunal. Mrs. Lease and
Free bom understand this."
ralorado Allianre mm Morton.
DEWKU Jaa C A. K Southworth,
tary of the Farmers' Alliauce and Indus
trial I'uion of Colorado, ha tran-niitted
by onler of the council of the union a copy
of the following resolution to President
Clevclund and J. Sterling Morton, secre
tary of agriculture: "That we condemn
the course pursued by J Sterling Morton,
secretary of agriculture, in Lis ungentle
manly and unfarmerlike, ignorant and
vicious attack at Chicago upon organiza
tions of the tillers of the soil, and e earli
est iy urge I'resident Cleveland to displace
h:m with a competent man wtiohasat least
aorue sympathy with the agriculturists."
The t'nrwln Bark from Hunolnln.
Fas Fhasi Isco. .Jan C The f . S. fe.
Com in, which sailed for Honolulu la-t
th with dispatches, to Minister W illis
has return eil. Her commander refused to
ci ve an v information and declined to alio
a messenger from the Merchanra' exchange
to lNird the vessel. The Corwm avohle-j
the S.in Francisco sidoof the bay and went
to Mare Island navy yard, thirty miles
away. An officer presumably having gov
ernment dispatches was landed in a small
boat near I'residio military reservation,
wet of san Francisco. The officers of the
cutter absolutely refused to hold any com
munication with any one.
Talk ml Another Hallway Receivership.
New Youk. Jan. 6 A rumor was cur
rent in Wall street that a receiver would
be appointed for the Missouri Pacific. In
renl v to an inuuirv at the office of the coa-
puny the following statement was made:
"The rumor ot a receiver is aosaiuieiy
false. No receiver has been applied lor
and none is contemplated."
He Cracked a kafe Iw, Years Age.
Eau Claike. Wis.. Jan. .-Sheriff Riley
has arrived here from Elgin, III., with
Fred Strickland, alias Silver, who two
years ao cracked a safe and escaped while
under hail. He was discovered by getting
into a gambling row at Peoria.
Earltlng Cowncil Meeting.
Mamiiu. Jaa. 6. The meeting of the
new municipal council of this city was of a
deriilMllv exrit'as descrintion. There
I nrers several tights among the councillors
I and much other disorder, causing
I meeting to be adjourned abruptly.
SICILY IN FERMENT
Pillage, Incendiarism, Murder
and. Rapine Abounds
declieation or . state of siege
it Marine in Which Thirty Are
Killed and Fifty Wenaaea Another
Tnaaalt la Which Tea Uvea On Out Be
fore the Soldiers Rifles Secret Society
Manifesto Issued Calling en Workmen to
Organ lie. Bat Cease Rioting.
Rome, Jan. 6. The dec res proc'.attning
Sicily in a state of siege is prefaced by a
report of the ministers to the king which
says that the deplorable neglect and grow
ing evils of recent years has led to a se
rious situation requiringexceptional treat
ment. The ignorant and deluded popu
lace is lei by individuals addicted to
every kind of crime who : have fomented
pillage, incendiarism, murder and rapine-
It is evident that aa organizing commit
tee exists which is responsible for the dis
orders which have occurred and which is
abusing the constitutional guarantees. The
committee, it is staled, meets daily at
Great Slang-liter at Rioters.
A dispatch has reached Naples from the
correspondent of a Neapolitan paper at
Palermo announcing a most serious riot at
Marinoo. eleven miles southeast of Pa
lermo, a town having 9,010 inhabitants.
T he dispatch says that a. body of rioters
who were demanding the abolition cf the
octroi duties made an attack upon the
town hall which resulted in thirty of the
riottrs being killed and fifty woundtsl by
the troops which were called upon by the
niux,:cipu! authorities to quell the disturb-
ttrrd a IK-ailly Valley.
A dispr.tch from Caltinesetta says that
there was a demonstration there last even
ing under the auspices of the Fasci Dei
Ijivoratori, which wound np in a conflict
between the troops and the peasants One
of the soldiers was wounded by a peasant,
and when this was learned the troops fired
a volley into the crowd of rioters and killed
ten and wounded several ot hers. lTivate
dispatches from all parts of Sicilv say that
the proclamation of a state of siege has
produced a feeling of greater confidence
among the people.
Manifesto to the Workmen.
A telegram from Palermo says that the
central committee of the rasci Dei Irora
tori has issued a manifesto demanding con'
cessions from the government in onler, the
writers claim, to test, the genuineness o!
the humanitarian declarations of the hour
geoise. Continuing the manifesto pro
ceedsto call upon the workmen to otgan
ixe: but it advics them to cease engaging
iu disorderly outbreaks.on the ground that
no durable advautages are povible from
isolated and convulsive actiou.
I'ulire bisaotve m tMn-lety.
It Is now annonneed that it was this
manifesto which led to the arrest of the
leaders of the Fasci Dei Lavoratori society.
The police of Pniernio have dissolved the
local branch of tue rasaDfl Lavoratori
societv at Palermo, and have seized many
important documents which will lie used
iu the prosecution cf the men now iu cus
CHARGES OF RAILWAY SKINMNS.
The K. and T. II. Has Sstmethlnk lnkiod te
Say uf U. J. Mackey.
New Yoi:k. Jan. : The Evansville and
Terre Il.iute Hallway eomimny has issued
a circular to stockholders stating that
suit has lieen instituted ag:iinst II. I. Nich
olas & Co., Imukers, for W.(0 alleged to
have lieen diverted from the ireasurv of
companv. An accounting has also leen
asked for iu respect to other sums arising
iitmi the hypothecation of ci rtain bonds.
The com tainy is claiming the sum of S'.V
from ex President Mackey. In brief thecir
cul.'.r alleges that lit arly si .100,000 ha ve been
taken from the treasury illegally. Becatiss
uf this, the dividend has been passed. The
cciupnny owes c'vil,(HW for Coating debt
and equipment notes.
lieu shown the foregoing a membcrof
the firm of II. I. Nicholas gave the reporter
the following statement: "We have seen
the circular referred to. So far as it re
fers to us it is false and untrue. We can
not trv our law suits in the papers, and
therefore must decline to make nnv ex
tended statement for the puWic. Thestate-
tucct is evidently intended ' to make us
scapegoats for the faults of others This
is unjust and in due li'.i.e) will be cor
rected." The Cleveland Hawaiian Pollry.
Washington. Jan. 6. It is understood
that Congressman Kaynor, of Maryland,
of the committee on foreign alairs. has re
ceived a communication from Secretary
Gresham outlining the policy of the ad
ministration iu the Hawaiian matter.
Kaynor declines positively to give the con
tents of the letter or even admit the receipt
of it. But it is understood among con
gressmen that Kuyuor has 'been in com
munication with the president and state
department for Mime time, and that he has
been designated to outline the policy of the
administration on the floor of the bouse in
reply to Boutelle.
Mate Elcvatora Are Illegal.
FT. Pavu Jan C Judge Mitcbe'i has
handed down an opinion of the supreme
court declaring the law providing for tiie
building of a state elevator at Duluth to
be unconstitutional. The supreme court
declares that the state has no right to go
into t-r elevator business.
Crank A tier Ueorge Uonld.
New Yohk. Jan. 9 A crank of the
name E. C. Chirk went to the Lakewood
hotel. Lakewood, N. J., and wanted to see
Mr. George J. Gould in order to collect
100,009, which he says the latter had
promised him. Chick was lately released
from an insane asylum.
The Cold Wave l Cowing.
DEN v KH, Jan. 6. The cold wave adve:
tised by the government as due here
Wednesday was here early yesterday
morning, two days late. It brought the
coldest weather experienced iu Colorado
- Thrown froea His Barty.
Cincinnati, O. Jan. 6. Mr. Joseph
Taylor, of the f.rni of Taylor 4t Co., whole
sale grocers, was fatally injured by beii5
thrown from bis buggy ia a oollisiou wita
a fire eugme. He was years eld. .
Worth 5 and 6.
- Fasts M $3.50 and H for $2.39.
An Accident Life Insurance Policy for $500
given with every pair of 50c suspenders.
THE PEOPLE'S FARTY.
Chairman TaulM-ner k Says Its Chances Arc
Indianapolis, Ind.. Jan. 0. H. K. Tau
beneck. chairman of the naticu;U commit
tee of the People's party, arrived lit re from
Marshall, Ills., his home, and later left
for Washington to open the national head
quarters of t he People's party committee.
"I expect to remain in Wr.shington until
every ftnte election next year is over."'
taid lie. "The Populist congressional
committee will occupy my time for a
while, but I will Mil! retain active charge
of the national committee. We are goinp
to have a ticket in every c-onpvssional
distict in the I'nited Hutes, an 1 will
make a bitter linlit at the state elections.
We will contend for evuy inch of ground.
and will force the old parties to discuss
the money qne-tion."
' hat of Peoples party prospects? was
Merely this,' replied the chairman: "I
regard oxir chuaccs as much brighter tliau
they have ever lieen heretofore. With the
financial depression, which has lieen pre
valent so long, workuig on their minds.tlie
common people are uot inclined to look
kindly toward either of the old parties and
the returns next fall will show results
hat will lie surprising. As for the talk
that the Wilson bill will better comlitious
there is but one thing to be said and that
is that the bill will never bi tested, as it
will never uiss the senate.
William Hunter an-t William Hunch,
rivuls forthe affections of a womam.fought
at Ijuiiana, Mo. Hunter shot Punch
dead and then blew out his own brains
All the parties are colored.
PUREST Al ID DEST
IDE PRICE 0P OTHER BRANDS.
-OI-D IN CANJSJDNLY,
of any Pants in the house for
Such Shoes as we are offering
for Ladies and Misses at
Ladies' square toe, patent tip shoes.
Ladies' opera toe, patent tip shoes.
Misses' square toe, patent tip shoes.
Misses' opera -toe, patent tip shoes.
Save money by buying
your shoes of
162? Second Ave.. Under Rock Island House.
Our Purpose In
is to let ererybody who bays clothing that's all Man
kind here about know that our fall suitings are in, and
that the finest erer displayed in the city. Ton are xes
peetfully Invited to call and ase the latest in patterns
and styles, in fill and winter wear.
J. B. ZTTiTT.TFiR;
Call tad leave your order
Stik Block Oppositx Haktkb Hocbs:
Worth 5 and $6.