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Bull'. Perfect Fitting Waist, No.
a'''.- fati-nt Tare Buttons anj
Button-holes, ;.aje White,
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Done by a Negro Who Wanted
to Steal 9100.
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V't;1i V w f.it nt Lp Locer,
Hu'.Ikii A'.r.n timrrt ami tiiittnav
h ! ; colon, White and tmh
su is n i'i, fnce, 7u rent.
A full line of corsets
of nearly all the first
tluss corset houses.
r. Second and Brady
KOTEES AID SiSE FOULLY BLAH,
And a Third Ufc, Tei rkm, fncria4
th MMllMft Tn -K
the hnswrj Klltod ky Um R
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l)Mw4lj Mnrdne wllaQalra awl Dead
rRASKLni pAttK. X.J., March 1-Thls
wshlpot Franklin Park h a slumber
on sort of a place, and has been f. over
H year. In fact tber h.s hn no -rltcment
here since tha time that one
""W Washington, In command of a lot
oC ragged and quarter frl soldiers, was
tawa In tbe ticinhy not long before cer
Uin mtiH that bar been recorded inhls
T connection irith tha record of
PrincHonand Trenton. Not since then
kae there bean any excitement In tbia lit
ta plan nntU yesterday. There are only
nhotit XI people In the place, consequent
ly lk lorn of fonr Is felt. The manner of
their taking off is something that mnnic
ipalitira a hundred times its size might
hnest of If said tnnnicipalitiea were in the
line of record breaking for sensations.
iTeadfnl Trmmris HrU-j TI4.
la a word, two Mvraii attempted to rob
pempernu furmer, and in their attempt
tbey kilWd a woman and a child and were
killed tbenmrlrci. The woman would
hava hern the mother of another child
within a few day t! kite had been allowed
to lire. The Woman ui thm wife of
Moore linker, who l of a familr that ha
lired bera for irnerptinna. Two years
mgn Moore marrll Iim tia Kvnno, daugh
ter of an equally well-known family, and
the yonns counle settled down on a farm
with a neat Queen Annecottnite for their
nonte, ami with every prospect of a long
and I appy lire before them.
Vtvha the Iell la a Xecra.
Work in a on Moore llaker's fnrni vim
Henry linker, a negro who had lieen niiil
by M.x.re s UUier Irom the time he was 6
yean old. Moore paid bim some nioncv
the morning preccilinir the murder and
was asked f.ir a loan of a. lie told Henry
that be bail only a !) bill, and if he could
change that he could have the loan. Tim
nero said be had never seen a fl bill,
and aked to see It. Moore linker showed
bim the note and thus unconaciouslr
awoke the devil in the negro's hrea.t that
was to so terribly be.vn ve the young fanner
before another twenty-four hours liml
roiled liy, and also bring death to two
Tw decrees riaa a RobWry.
Henry spent the remainder of thed.nv
with anot her eRTo '-named Villsrd
Taomnsuav-n-bwr-vf J, nv -teith him
planned to get that lfw bill About 1:0
next morn'.njt the negroes baring secured
an axe went to the entrance to the cellar
of yours Haker's residenco at the rear of
the boue and lroke it ojwn. They hnd
taken off their shoes, and in storking feet
they climbed down the narrow stairway
Into the cellar, then np into the par'uron
the lirt Ooor. and so through an entrance
that led to a stairway that landed at the
rear of the bedroom In which Mr. Moore,
his wife and child fciy asleep. When they
were hair.mtring on the .-ellnr door Mr.
linker, wlo was not Well, heard the
noiwand awakened her hunhand, tel!im
mm I unt lie thonulit sometioi!y was in
tbehoue bo had no light there. Mr.
Ktker renlied that it was probably the
hU that was ntakinga noise, ur-1 advised
his wife to go 10 sl srpavttln.
TWO CRUTAL MURDCRS DONE.
The vsjr l lit Ratrltera the WUr and a
Mrs. linker tried to tr.ke another nan-wb-n
by the lifc.ht of a small bimp that
lial lievn left burning she saw the ligurrs
of the two negroes enter the rear door of
the bf drvonu flie became paralysed with
tear. Star had not even strength to reach
ovr ami awaken her bnhaud. but she
did ntter a sort of a cry. William Thomp
son, the hatchet bearer, rushed across the
room and smote her in the forehead with
his wirked Weapon. Not satisfied that be
had killed her be struck her again. This
time the brad of the axe, lieskles causing
a deep Woo ml on the side of the bead,
ctniHvd and cut away the switch at the
btrk of the bead ea cleanly as though a
pnirof sciaiors bad been used to do the
H- Mr. linker bad not yet awakened,
but the child iu the crib alongside the bed
was aroused by the commotion and she.
a little amenf 14 months, set npacry.
The wretch Thompson thereupon with a
swinging blow rruslied the infant's skull
to atoms. Now Mr. linker became
arnustd. By the dim light be saw bis two
enemies and recngnuted tbcni both. For
instant he luet bis self control, not
being able to Lelicve that the negro linker
could pomiblr be Interested in ah attack
noon himself and family. In the dilemma
of the moment he rolled out of bed into a
narrow span between the bed and the
waJL llefure be struck the floor llvnrr
lloker was upon him. The negro grasped
f' bis throat and a struggle ensued. Mr.
linker, who is a splendidly built fellow.
not real I r appreciating what uart been
i lone to his loved ones, but feeling that he
must do something, and do it quickly, got
to bis feet, bugging bis namesake around
the body and then pusbiug bim away dealt
him a blow on the face that .knocked
Henry linker ten feet away and ou the
floor at the foot of the bed.
Thompson, seeing that his pal was in
trouble, made a rush at Mr. linker with
tbe ax. He swung the steel-headed weapon,
but Mr. linker threw bis head back and
tbe sharp edge of the blade merely cut his
left forehead enough to make it bleed.
Now the farmer felt that be was against a
double game He made a rush at Thomp
son, only to receive another alight gash on
bis right cheek. nt utkrra biood
was np, and although he go; a couple more
blows In mi the ax they did no particular
harm, and with an -upper cut" on the Jaw
he aUk'gem! Thompson, then got his hand
on the ax and w reached it away.
Then indeed was tbe vllliaos doom
aieiL Justly righteonsly madih-ned
at the crime he was partly the victim of
llaker proceeded to mete oat quick re
tribution. Thompson then retreated
towards the font of the bed attain, linker
faliowcU bim and dajOt him blow tn Um
Bead with tie butt end of tiie axe. Thomv
w Ttraacuvu au wur Kiiee ana iell back
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dealing him blow upon blow after nnon
msu w is cuuiii, one alter the
other, with all the force that was left in
him. Itwaa not Until they had again
reached tbe dour that tbe nnm rit
he did fall hie drop was so sudden and so
positively that of an unconscious nan
. I St. 1 .
". "w iei mm ana went to look
ivr jiiury uaser.
010 UF THE OTHER WITH A GUN.
niawa a Hale la tha Urate's Head That
The search for Hen Baker was abort.
The negro had passed out of the door in
front of tbe house and entered a small
room where a little gas stove wsa kept.
He went into the small loom to try to
twist off a piece of tbe caa stove thjr n
nseaa a weapon. Mr. linker beard his
movements and went to t he door. As it
was dark In that room Mr. linker was
atrairt to enter. He called out: "Come
out here. VOtl hlsek villmin-" !. ilu.
no movement on the part of lieu to ap-
jinsK-u wie enemy a works.
linker thereutmn fuitMrlrfA.VL.iu..
- , - ..wn. . . . .1.1. num
gun, which bad been standing against the
Wall near a btiTMn eloM ti ik. m a
of the bed room. Hen Baker had crept
mritiiiiuj lowara tiie aoor or the
small room near which was a stairwav
lending down in front of the house. He
"a"' just reached the door when Mr. Baker
enmv wuuiu tne signt ot nim. without a
wont Moore liaker shouldered bis gun and
tired. Tbe shot entereil thn ti-w., l..'t
eye and he fell groaning to t he ground.
Tlien Moore Baker ran bock to attend to
his wife and child. Feeling them through
running streams of blood be found that
their bodies were still warm T)t
enough for bim. While there was life, as
lie inoiignt, there was hope. Dashing
down the renr stirws- with
shirt on he rushed into tbe stable, jumped
on ins invonte none with only a baiter
strap for a bridle, and rode half a mie to
the doctor, who was soon on the scene.
But it was in vain. The wife and child
hnd teeu killed instantly and with tbe
iuoi hit nie uaa gone out a t nirn.
lien linker was still alive, hut not
any sympathetic attention was given bim.
lie did about duvlight. Coroner Reed held
an inquest. He knew t he storv and cm-
pannrlled tbe first jurrmen that CATne
along. They only needed to bear Moore
linker's story, when they instnntly rou
ilered a verdict of the murder or Mrs.
Baker and the child and of justifiable
homicide on the nan nf Minn L nr
When Thompson's liody was cxamiued
uwrn:ii iw, ue nau no less man
seven frightful gashes on the chest aud
THE GLADSTONE RESIGNATION.
It U 'ow To Be Give to the Queen To
snarrnw etadiral "Kick.
Loxdcw, March 5. The Pall MaU Ga
zette announces in big type that it is defi
nitely settled that Gladstone will have an
audiutca of .the ouetn tomamw and that
be will then officially tender his, resigna
tion. . it in stated: that the public an
nouncement of Gladstone's retirement
from office will almost certainly lie made
on .Monday, and that Lord Itosebcrry will
lie summoned. In conclusion The Pull
Mall Gazette says that there is no present
intention of a dissolution of parliament.
Gladstone's resignation, according to The
Gnrctte, was decided upon at the opening
of t he year.
But the necessary arrangements de
manded much consideration, aud it has
been decided that Gladstone will retain bis
seat in the house of commons. A deputa
tion of extreme Kndicals, headed by I jtliou
chcre. waited upon the Lilieral whip,
the Kight Hon. Kdward Mnjoriltanks, and
protested agnmst the idea that Lord Kose
uery should Is? selected to succeed Glad
stone, ststinc tlisft if tlM.
ciioseu from among the members of the
nous? of commons they would leave the
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ILLINOIS WOMAN SUFFRAGISTS.
Considering Um ftit nation nt Itaaville
Togrrss in UrganlsntioB).
Danvu.1 E, Ills., March 2. The twenty
first annual session ot tbe Illinois Kqunl
Suffrage association has couvened at the
(tatid Opera bouse here. Delegates are
present from various parts of the state.
The report of Mrs. C, W. McCuliock on
legislative work occupied tbe morning ses
sion, sshe thought the township suffrage
bill would pass th next legislature. The
address of the president, Mr. Mury E.
Holmes, of Galva, showed substantial
progress in organization.
M. B. Castle, of Sandwich; Mrs, Emma
IlaskKt, Dr. Helen Beynolds and 1'ro
fenstir Itena Atcbiwm, all of Chicago, de
livered adiiressea. Last night Mrs. Z:-rel-
da C. Wallace, mother of "lien Hur" Wal
lace, delivered an address. peeches
Were also made by rAenators Coon, of Wau
kegnn; Chapman, ot Vienna; isiebert of
1'nyctuvillc, and Howell, of Blooming
ton. Wianmaia Press Associntiim.
Or-llRosn. Wis,, March 2. The n-cond
day's s-ssion of tbe Wisconsin Press asso
ciation's meeting opened with a largely
increased attendance. President Youmaus
delivered his annual address and papers
were rvad by Byron J. Price, of Hudson;
Mrs. li. A. lluckstaff, of Oshkosb; L. T.
Boyd, of Milwaukee. In the afternoon
W. L. Oiltonie. of La Crosse, and G. F.
Hoesnlcr, of Jefferson, read papers and of
liecrs were elected as follows: lYesident,
H. M. Voumans; secretary, F. W. Coon,
rlgerton. William Penn Nixon, of the
Cuicatfo inter Ocean, and Colonel John
Hicks, of Odikoak. read papers. Miss
Gertrude Alt house, of Waupun, gave a re
citation and Mrs. H. O. Fitield, of Meno
minee, Mich read a poem. .
11 nicked Ukt Opnortanlty.
Astl Grotis, Kan.. March 8. A grudge
of six months standing bits ended in a
murder, George Vanpelt shooting and
killing ex-Costable V. M. Caulfield.
iMime time ago while Vanpelt was drunk
Calneld in an attempt to arrest him shot
hiu and dangerously wounded him. Since
then Vanpelt has been watciiiug his op
portunity. It came.
Argnasesils am Judge Jenkins' Order.
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Jenkins Will litn M nmmit tndiiv nn
the motion of the labor organizations for
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. uuuaniuog oi nm in mows nurum
Pacific strike order. The arguments have
kmiivlii ... .ft. . I ..j . I
. - .w iub vi nmin.HU
ujriieT AoU a1m tbe leaden ot h graft I
STRUGGLE IS OW
Enoueh Seirniorare Bill C
crats Vote at Catt, 4
AID BLAST'S MEA8UHE IS PASSED.
nt In An la
Tk Vletory Achieved br m Clean Stsrrtw.
14t Densoerata, IS BepnMleaas ad 8
rwpallsU Vntlag Aye AyitonsisjaV tke
. New Law The tftclgalorage awd; Otker
stiver Bullion la tk Trenswry To Be
Cotaeda Fast as Practicable,
Washington-, March 2. The lonflrtrng-
gie in we nonse over tbe Uland bill ur tbe
eoina?a of thn tlve SAifTninescMi
silver bullion in the treasury has endrd by
tne passage of tbe bill by a vote of 07 to
isa The special order to bring the till to
vote was adopted by a bare quorum Im
mediately after the bouse convened. J
This tir.l . .1.. : n v.
lerers, ana they were powerless to am any-
(uing turther to place an obstacle M the
way ot tbe bilk All the nmendnM
fcred to the men sura liv its ni
were defeated, the one which poll
most votes being Outhwuite's am
to strike out the second section.' Tt
as passed was in the nature ot '
tute for the original text of the
Mn Mnterlsl rhaiures UrniUi.
Tbe changes do not affect the material
features ot tbe bill, which nrovides nr thn
COiliaCB of tliM fcilvn ajiiimijinuM In t Via
treasury, the issue of silver certiicates
.uereon, it ncea ue, tn tbe discretion r the
secretary of the treasury, in ndvabre of
tbe coinage, nnd thereafter the coinige of
the remainder of the bullion as fast as
practicable nnd the issue of silver (trtifi
Cates thereon tn til. tha r.1. It ,K.
treasury notes issued under the Shfman
ncx, wnicn are to lie retired and conteiled
as rapidly as the coinnge takes place,
Auts cuHucres uimio in t im Kniistit
piy maxe specific the fact that the
uruge is to ue coined and that t
Shall not Jl (TlM't thA nulAnintim
treasury notes under existing Tawt An
tuniftMs oi me vote iiy wnicb tnp bill
passed shows that 141 Democrats, aS lie
publicans nnd 8 PnnulUts (ttjil 1l'.rilvrfl
for it. nnd 71 lU-pubiicans aud 51 Democrats
ttntul 1'Hti .. ...1 : . ' . I
vu"" UKTft SKUUM IU
The Men Him Voted Nay.
Tbe nay vote in detail w.vs as follows:
Adams of ICentiiebtr JtlMirh nwl.
Avery. Babcock. linker of V
shire, Bnmes, Barwig. Ilelden, Beltz
boover, Blair, Eoutelle, Brickncr, Brosius,
Burrows, Cadmus, C'aldwelL Campliell,
Cannon of Illinois Causey, Chickering,
ClaUCV. Cobb of Missouri r,nfwx-lt Crm
ton, Coomlis, Cooper of Wisconsin, Cor
nish, Cousins, Covert, Cummings, Curtis
of New York, Dulzell, Daniels, De
forest, Dingley, iDolliver, Dra
per, Dnnphy, Erduinn, Everett,
Fielder. Fletcher. TnnL- Cantu. n
t-leinsenhsitier. Gilletrir m. " Viv iri,.i.il
xier, firiflin, GmtttJIacer. Ilnincr, Haines.
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(inrmer, i inner, uangncn. liayes, Heiaer,
Henderson of Illinois ltitt. 11rml.-.v r.
NeW York, llnnl-ins of Tllinnia tl.x.L-i...
of Pennsylvania, Huli. k, Hull, Johnson ot
inaiana, .lotinson ot .North Dukota, John
son, of Ohio, Joy, Kiefer, Lnpham, lxek
wood, Ixitid, IxmdiHiHliipcr, Ivncb, Wag
ner, Mabon. McAleer. McCalL McEt
trick, MiKiiif:, Meiklejohn, JihTcer,
Meyer, Mutchler, O'Neill. Uuth-
waite, Paso, Payne, l'erkins. Pldllirw.
Pigott, Quigg. KandalL Kay, Keed.f iley
Imurn. llohinson of 1innuvli'Mnin t?
Schernierhorn, Scranton, Shaw, Slieniuin,
Sickles, Somers, Sperry, Stephenson. Ste
vens C. W. Stone. W. A. Stone, Storer,
Strauss Strong. Talbot of Marylaud, Tnw
ney. Tracer, I'pdegrnfr, ManVoorhis of
Itliio, Wadsworth. Walker, Wanger, War
ner, Waugh, Wells Wever, Wheeler of
Illinois. Wilson of Ohio. Wmimee WHrrl.t
of Massachusetts YM.
Tariff the Issue nt rinelnnnti.
Wasiusgtox, March 2. IU-nrescntatire
Caldwell, of Cincinnati, has received a
telegram announcing bis nomination by
the Itepublicnns there for mayor. He
wirta his dccepuince and said to a re ne rt-
er: "It is a question now whether il.
peileof Cincinnati will stand by the
principles of protection, as I have been
actively opened to the Wilson bill. The
tariff question has taken such hold of the
people tliat tt is sure to lie a naramount
issue even in this local contest."
arressfnt Test or Projectiles.
Wasiusgtox. March 2. Tests of the
"Wheeler" projectile were made at the
Indian Head proving grounds The most
satisfactory oue was with a ftOO-pouniler,
which at a distant of Ni yards pene
trated a 12-inch plate nnd rettouuded from
the metal without the lightest dam
age to the sharp point.
. Illinois Appointments Confirmed.
WasIIINKTOK. Mnreh TI.. . i
. .ucuiuv not
confirmed Martin J. Uusscll,to be collector
of customs at Chicago; alxo James W.
numer to ne collector ot internal revenue
for tbe Fifth Illinois district.
is ON TOP
fjntfsd for yeures
I la Caw
To Cut Once, and Cut Deep, is Better than to
Hack Away Little at a Time, so this
Blow is to the Bone.
Knee pants, worth 25 cents, at 13
Shirt waists, worth 25 cents, for 13
Underwear, worth $1, Tor 50 cents.
Suspenders, worth 50 cents, for 25
cents. See window.
Pants warranted not to rip, worth
$1.25, for 75 cents.
Boys pants, sizes 14 to 18, worth
$4, for $2.
Pants, worth $3.50 to $4, for $2.39.
Overcoats, worth $10, for $5.99.
Woolen sox, worth 25 cents, for 12
Stiff hats, worth $2.50 and $3, for
Fleece lined underwear, worth $1,
for 69 cents.
Child's overcoats, worth $1.50, for
Suits, worth $15 to $18, for $10.
Overcoats, worth $15 to $18, for
Overalls, worth 50 cents, for 25
Boys and children's caps, worth 50
cents, for 19 cents.
Heavy leather faced mitts, worth
50 cents, for 25 cents.
Men's Mackintoshes, worth $9, for
$6. New goods.
Nothing small about us but our prices.
My Country, 'tis of thee.
Sweet land of liberty,
Of thee I sing;
Land where my fathers died,
Land of the Pilgrim's pride,
From every mountain side
Let freedom ring.
My native country, thee.
Land of the noble free.
Thy name I love;
I love thy rocks and rills,
Thy woods and templed hills,
My heart with rapture thrills,
Like that above.
The Scenic and Historic Wealth of all this
Continent is Yours.
THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS
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The Cliffs near "The Ovens," Maine.
The Spouting Horn in a torm.
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