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ROCK ISLAND ARGfU
VOL. XLUX DO. 60
SOCK ISLAHD, ILLn SATURDAY, DICEIlErS. 23, ItH.
Elevator Destroyed at Toledo
With Great Loss.
ALSO AT LOUISVILLE.
Firemen Injured at the Latter
LITTLE CHILDRENS' FATE.
Another New York Officer
Tells of His Fortune.
General News of the Day by
ToLF.no, O., Dec. 29. The Dayton
& Michigan elevator with half a
million bushels of wheat wan burned
this morning. The Ions is $5(7,009
with insurance of $350,000. Chris
Dandelion, an old employe was in
the top of the building when the fire
broke out and wa bnrned to ashes.
Louisville, Ky., Dec. 29. From
midnight till about 4 o'clock this
morning, the tire department had one
of the severest struggles it has ever
been called on to endure. The teni
pcrature was very low, and in fight-
tag tne lire the men naa to stand a
considerable part of the time in ice
old water nearly up to their knees.
The fire occurred at Sixth and West
Main street. The losses aggregate
$.'100,000, and is insured. Joseph
Hugnes, chief of tne lire department
and several other firemen were re
moved, having fallen from the cold
ew York Firemen Killed.
Sew York. Dec. 29. Battalion
Fire Chief John J. Breslin and Fire
man John L. Koonev were killed to
day by a falling floor during the
lire which cut ted several stories of
the (ias and Electric Fixtures factory
of Cossiday & Son in West Twenty-
fourth street. The loss is f 60,000.
Rome. Ga., Dec. 2!), Last night
Dora Williams locked her three chil
dren in her house and went visiting.
The bouse took fire and the children
were burned to death.
Made Hooey la "Patent Switches."
Nr.w Yokk, Dec. 29 Before the
Lexow investigation committee todav
luxrx'ctor McLaughlin testified that
he had f 6,000 when he joined the po
lice force, and made 3o,000 or $40,-
Ooo by investments in patent
Retailed to Indict Power.
CniCAf.o, Dec. 29. The grand jury
refused to return the indictment
against Aide Powers, charged with
negotiating with the cigarett trust to
kill the anti-cigarett ordinance pend
inr in the council, for a considera
tion of fLM.OOO.
Saginaw la In the Hwhu.
r-AOISAW, Mich., .Doc. 29. The moral
war took another turn when Mayor Mers
lion bad a capias issued from the circuit
court fur the arrest of tlio Rev. William
Knight, pustor of tho Cuiitrn-gntioiiul
church, who hits been most vigorous In
tuu accusations niniinst the city's ofliciiiL
Dnnuticra of STi.lliU for libel are. linked fur.
The writ is returnable Jan. 14. The mayor
taken this action so as to make the .Minis
terial amorlntion proline evidence to sub
stantiate the cliurgus it bus recently
Springer tor tne lleiich.
Washington, lfc-c 29. The Post says
Considerable interest attaches to the
gossip w.;lch connects the name of Repre
sentative Springer to tho prospective va
cancy on the bench of the court of claims
when J udfio Wulilon nain-s. Judge Wei
dun is from Illinois, which may or may
nut lie in Mr. Springer's favor, and it is
possible that the appointment of Mr.
S-iprinunr's son to a chaplaincy in the army
will preclude further luvurs from the
bunds of tho president.
Barn Kneake at Pittsburg.
I'lTTsnUIMi, Dec. Si). About 700 people
assembled lust night to listen to the
sjiecch of the Kngllsh labor leader. Bums.
Ills talk was neurly identical with that
given elsewhere. Ho called Carnegie
"professional philanthropist," and ud vised
workingmen to build their own libraries,
Foster Calls on Uresham.
Washington, Dec. . Kx-Secrctary of
State John W. Foster, who is about to
start for China to assist the Chinese cam
luissiuncrs in the negotiation of terms ot
IK'uce, called at tho statv department and
liiul an interview with Secretary bresaani
concerning bis mission.
Two Sticks Stretches Hemp.
Deapwood, S. D., Dec. 29. Two Sticks,
t'uo Sioux Indian sentenced for a leading
part In the niurder of four cowboys Feb.
3. l):l, was hanged here by United States
Murshall Puemlller in the presence of
lilty people. The Indian died easily and
Illinois Biver Frosen at Lacoa.
Laco.v, Dee. 29. The Illinois river is
frosen over completely with a coating of
Ice six inches thick. Small croft wore
caught in the sudden change away from
their quarters and will suffer damage
from the pressure of tec ..
POPULIST CONFERENCE CONVENES.
Weaver Will preside Over Its Delibera
tions Beeolntloaa Introduced.
r. Louis, Dec S9. The first thing that
is debated by the Populist conference
af ter being called to order by H. C. Tau
boneck was the desirability of holding the
sessions in secret. It took two hours to
decide to resolve tho meeting into an In
formal conference, and the national com
mittee meeting was postponed while the
Bonfcrence transacted Its ureliinlnarv
business. This consisted of a statement
of the object ot the conference, mode by
Tuubeneck, and the appointment of com
mittees, one of which was given the task
31 summarizing the advice the conference
will give to tho national committee. This
committee was composed of ton members,
and recess was taken. The attendance is
between 200 and 300.
Bint of Revolution In Alabama.
At the afternoon session, the national
sxecutive committee having retired for
the purpose of consultation, tho confer
ence proceeded to listen to addresses by J.
M. Coxey npon his non-interest bearing
bond plan, Delegates Howard, Manning
and Adams upon the recent election in
Alabama, and others upon the general
purposes of the conference. Delegate
Adams in his closing sentences created
considerable excitement by stating that
though the Populists of Alaliamn were
long suffering in their refusal to resort to
revolution, their patience might soon
cense to be a virtue; that they would not
stand by much longer and see their rights
Weaver Elected to Preside.
Tho national executive committee
at this point presented a resolu
tion adop.ed by it to the effect
that it deemed is inexpedient for tho
conference to adopt an address direct to
tho people, but the proper procedure
would be for the conference to present its
Views to the national central committee.
they to present them in such form as
seemed best to them to the public; also
that National Chairman Taubeneck bod
better not remain in the chair. A report
npon rules and order of business was pre
sented providing a regular form of pro
cedure in consonance with tho resolution
of the executive committee. After some
debate both reports wero accepted and
the conference proceeded to elect General
J. B. Weaver presiding officer of the con-
Omaha Platform in Favor.
After a short recess to permit state dele
gations to confer upon the matters to be
presented by each, the roil of states was
called for the introduction of such resolu
tious, etc. Adams, of Alabama, offered
a resolution requesting the United States
senate to adopt Senator Allen's resolution
of Dec 29, IbiH, for the appointment of a
committee to ascertain whether Ala
bama's people are living under a republi
can form of government. Rules suspended
and the resolution adopted unanimously.
Arkansas, California, Oregon, Colorado,
Georgia. Idaho and Indiana reported prog-
ross in the advancement of Populist prin
ciples and the spokesmen in general re.
murks insisted on the conference stand
ing strictly by the Omaha platform.
. V. Itobs and Lyman TrunibulL
The Illinois spokesman, Lord, of Chi
cago, in addition to an insistence upon the
principles of the Omaha platform, pre
sented resolutions adopted by the Populist
city central committee of Chicago, de
nouncing the recent imprisonment of E.
V. Debs and others in Chicago as an in
vasion of the right of trial by jury; also a
series of resolutions prepared by Hon.
Lyman Trumbull, of Chicago, denouncing
the use ot regular troops in the Chicago
labor disturbances last summer as a mili
tary invasion ; declaring the use Of regular
troops a forcing of free men to oppress
others in behalf of monopoly; denouncing
the issue ot interest-bearing bonds; de
manding the free coinuge of silver at the
ratio of 16 to 1, and insisting that monopo
lies bearing utton public rights should bo
owned and operated by the government.
Recess until 7 p. m. was then token.
COULD BE HAPPY WITH EITHER,
Seems To lie the Caw of a Missouri liride
lleserted by the Urootu.
r-KDALIA, Dec 29. 1 he details ot a ro
mance out of the ordinary have been re
ceived here from Roanoke, Howard coun
ty. Leo Green, of Armstrong, and Miss
Mao Putton, of Roanoke, wero to have
been married. Green suddenly took his
departure for the east without giving any
intimation ot bis strange conduct.
Among the guests invited to the wedding
was John Key, a former sweetheart of
Miss Pntton. As soon as he learned of
her disappointment he sent word to Miss
Putton and her parents that if they wero
willing he would take Green's place at the
altar, as he still loved her. The pro
posed arrangement was accepted, and Key
and Miss Putton drove to Huntsvillc and
wero married. A. Cowdy and Miss Mag-
gie Pntton, a sister of Miss Mae, accom-
iHtnied the couple, and to the surprise of
their menus wore also married.
Freight Collides with a Street Car.
Carthage, Mo., Dec ?9. A freight
train run into a street car at a crossing
here and although there wero no fatalities
a number of people were hurt. Mrs. Hill,
of Sarcoxie, was knocked senseless and
badly cut about the head and face. Mrs.
Stover, also of Sarcoxie, bad her back
hurt. Miss Nellie Barrett, of Carthage,
received a long gash over the eye and M.
M. Holloway, a hotel porter, hud bis arm
sprained and was given a large lump on
Seems to Have Been a Beat Ghost.
DERBY, Conn., Dec 29. John Connors,
aged 50 years, clad only in his night
clothes, walked six miles through a foot
of snow to the home of his undo, Michael
McKncrncy, at Orange. Connors said an
apparition appeared and told him Mrs.
McEncrnev. his aunt, was seriously ill
and so he hod at once started for ber
home. An hour before Connors left
Derby Mrs. McKnerney hud a stroke of
paralysis. Both may die.
Poets to be Pitied.
- Pity the poets who get stack in their efforts to
make words rhyme. Fancy s man hunting for s
rhyme for the word ' Pellets." If it were orly
in the lingular "Pellet" te might praise the
Pellet" sod bid yon mell it, tell it, yell it, acli
it and what not. Bat "Pellet:'" is ban! to ms'ch.
At least Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Pellets are matca
less ss a care far bilious attacks, indigestion,
constfpation sod nek neaasons. They are pre
ventive as well as curative, uardiy larger was
Bastard seeds. They work wonders.
VULIAMS IS DONE.
he Inspector's Examination
Comes to an End.
TOBY QUICK WITH THE LIE DIRECT.
fells on Himself That Ho Lies if Be
Makes a Certain Assertion, anal Gaatr.
ally Proves a Barren Witness for tho
Prosecution Commissioner Martin does
on the Stand, and Denies Any Connection
with tho Police Corruption.
New Tore, Dee. 29 Probably for the
Ust time Inspector Williams has faced
Prosecutor Goff before the Lexow com
mittee, and the occasion was a warm one.
The inspector has probably been the most
unsatisfactory witness yet heard, from
Goff's point of view. 'Williams' denials
come promptly when they do come, and
when he admits anything he docs it with
out squirming as if he was prepared in
the proper court to justify what he ad
mits. One thing he has not admitted, but
coolly and calmly denied, and that is the
receipt of any bribe or bush or corruption
money of any kind, at any time or from
Gives Prosecutor Goff the Me.
The inspector is not always cool. Any
peculiarly atrocious piece of boodlcry
charged to him causes his face to flush and
the ready "That's a lie" to leap from his
lips, and the expression was applied con
ditionally to Goff himself once during the
final examination. Williams got very
angry when questioned about bis wife's
diamonds, particularly an alleged dia
mond cross, in regard to which Goff asked
him if it came from a woman of ill-repute.
"I never saw such a thing and I
brand the statement as a lie," he shouted.
Thon when Goff wanted to know wheth
er Williams had told a policeman that he
had all his money Invested In "good
American bonds," the inspector declared
tho man who said so a liar, and added to
Goff, "and yon are a liar if you say so."
Refused CouMSock a Hearing.
One peculiar thing about tho session,
which was next to the lust, was that
Anthony Comstock, after it hod been per
mitted that a grave charge should be laid
agninst him before this committee, wai
refused a hearing in his own behalf. There
is no love lost between Goff and Corn
stock. The most in&prcsting witness after
V illiams was Commissioner Martin, but
before his examination Captain Dclancy
took tho stand. Tho captain got badly
mixed up In his answers to Gou s ques
tions, lie got hurt aliout ten years ago
while arresting one of Billy MuGlory's
bartenders at the Bowery and Hester
street, and although be was shot in the
eye be fired au the man, who was escaping
in a carriage, and shot him dead. The
I anptam made such a silly-exhibition of
himself that Goff said:
"I am sorry captain that your wife is
dead. I have always heard you spoken of
as a brave orhcer and I don t think vou
have fully recovered from your injury.
CommlMioaaf Martin on the Stand.
After another witness had testified to
matters of small importance the star wit
ness of the day was called Police Com.
'Mr. Martin, it has been said that the
liquor dealers had ceased to pay any
money to the police. Is that so?" Goff
asked. "I do not know anything about
'Commissioner Sheohan said that the
liquor dealers had been paying blackmail
and that they were notified not to pay any
more? "1 never knew of such a notice
'Did the commissioners not try to find
out whether these men were paying black
LAYS THE BURDEN ON BYRNES.
Had Board of the Purchase of
tions Got None of the Money.
To this question Inspector Williams was
permitted to reply somewhat at length.
He said: "We had no facilities to do so
except through the superintendent, and I
spoke to the present superintendent and
his predecessor of the rumors of money
being collected from liquor dealers. I did
not feel justillcd In asking detectives to
look the mutter up, as I did not think I
could get projHjr information. I never
held a conference with representatives of
the liquor dealers. I met Tokulsky, Hoi-
land, and hoery individually, but did not
have any conversation on the subject you
" ere the police captains changed to
different precincts on account of their re
"No sir. We also depended npon Su-
crinteudent Byrnes to see that the cup
tains did their duty and wo believed hiiu
to be a capable and efficient oflicer." He
acknowledged that requests for transfers
of captains were made by the friends of
the captains and politicians, but ho did
not think transfers thus made hod any
detrimental effect on the department. He
denied that any friction had occurrt-d be
tween supejinienaeni uyrnes unci Him
self. In reply to further questions as to
payment pf money Commissioner Martin
"I have heard of money being paid for
yromotions in the police dcparinent and
also of money paid for appointments on
the force. 1 never could get any sub
stantinl information on the subject. Any
man whom I recommendod never paid
any money, as I would not be a party to
such a thing. If I knew a man paid
money he could not get on the forco or
remain on it. During tho session of this
committee I have heard rumors ot bribery
and I am very sorry to have been con
nected with the department while such
testlmoney was brought out. By no act
of mine have I contributed to such a stnte
of affairs. It may possibly continue when
we ate all dead and gone, as it has been
said that has occurred since this commit
tee has been sitting."
Goff then read a long list ot written rec
ommendations from various persons in
office, ranging from Governor Flower
down, for appointments on the polios
force of their irionds. As to the appoint
ing of police captains the witness said that
all men being equal in their examina
tions he took tho recommendations ol his
political friends, and this gave them the
Goff then said: "I saw General Miles
iewdayg wo. and he told me that when
Colonel Kice was organizing tne police fur
the Chicago fair no applicant who came
with a recommendation was appointed.
and in consequence that force was the
best ever organized on this continent."
"I have very great reasons for doubting
General miles' or Colonel Rice's state
ments as to the best force." said Coramis
siduar Martin. Continuing he said: "For
physique and intelligence the police foree
of New York can not be excelled by that
ot any other city." .
"It has been shown to be the most de
praved and corrupt," retorted Goff.
Well, there has not been an investi
gating committee in other places yet,"
as the rejoinder. '
"Have yon brought your bank books
with you, commissioner?" "Yes, sir,"
and the witness produced two books and
several check books wbi:h bo banded to
He then made this statement about his
possessions: "I -have at present S,Wu
in the Union Trust company and IsSO in
the Kmpire State bank. I hold no mort
gages or certificates of deposit in my own
or any other person s name. I bought the
house in West Sixty-fourth street in 1887
for f 10,000, where my sister and family
live, and in 1893 I bought another house
for 25,000. I paid 1.V000 and there is
still a mortgage on it for 9 10,000. This is
all I am worth in the world. I was ap
pointed polios commissioner in May. lxxy,
and out of my yearly salary of SO.OUJ 1
have saved 2,000 annually."
Martin was then requested to bo pre
pared to come before the committee today,
and ho replied: "At any time the commit
tee desire I will be at their service." Mar
tin thon left the stand and an adjourn
ment was taken.
Kew fork Financial.
New Yokk, Doe. .
Money on call eney at 1M por oaaL Prime
mercantile parn$l per cent. Merung-
exchange Arm, with actual business in
bankers' hills at 48S for demand and
w7iaK4 for sixty days: posted rates 4mm
and Hl,i(4tM-. eoouuercial bills 4tiS
Silver certiorate SOS. bid: no sales: bar sil
ver 411. Mexican dollars uu.
United States government bonds S's regular.
117: fi"s coupons 117; 4 a rearolar 1U(: a s
eouious lt4fe si royuiar si; facia: Ss of
Chicago Grata and Prod ace.
Chicago. Dec SS.
Following were the quotations on tlie Board
of Trade today: AVbeat De-etulier. oiieued
closed SUr: May, opened 67-c closed
4hc; July, opened wH:. closed fiS'c. Corn
December, opened t-'tun. ckxed jkc; Janu
ary. opened iTn, closed L": May. oprned
4tu,4c closed 4uc. Uats Lmcem bor. opened
Swu, cloned sss; January, ofmed "Lkc,
closed 2S: JUay. opened Sl'jc. clowd M,-:
Pork January, opened Sll.lTU. closed ll.fcTt
May. opened (11.571. closed $11. Si Lard-
January, opened $6.tt, rloseU ?;. 1
IToauoe: Butter fcjetra creamerv. per
lb; extra dairy. Sun; packing stork, l(J.lic
Legs Fresh stuck, -lc per dciz. loisoff. Lure
poultry Chickens. &V47e tier lb: turkeys.
IjtSd ducks, tHUMf geens. $.i.UUjtt.o per
I 'otaeui w Bnrhaii. per bu:
Hi-brons, t&4c; early row. assise. Swvci
potatoes Illinois. Si U.SH. 'ranlme
Cape Cod. fair to rnoire. ss.i(7tv.( per do!
fancy. W.SnyH.7. Hoary w uiie clover, 1- u
sections new stock. 13iix14c: broken comb.
103 12n; dark comb, poor iwcujes, Sc; strained
California. &oiu per lu.
ChJoaffo Live Stock.
C'liiCAoo. Dec. 2&
Live stock Prices at the L'uum St ick Yanls
today ranged as follows: Hog Estimated
receipts far the day, lf.UM: vales ranged
K'SVia.w pig, .gn&4.35 belli, aoifti.ai
rouKb packing. 3.lu.J luixed. and H 1 J
4.7i! heavy packing aud snipping lot.
Cattle Receipts for t!ie day 7.IIJ.1: quota
tions ranged at t-YlHoGJJJ choirs to extra ship-
pint; eteers. 1.4ri-.(lj good to choice do..
S!.;i.4..T fair to good, H.10ii3. l common to
medium, do.. .SjUm buich-rs' steers.
ifriSU stoefcwr. t 14 J feed'Tj. gl.Tid.:.;.!
cows, f :.. gti.ISIueitrrs. tl i'itil bulls.
ijj.iu Texas steers, t;W3.L2j western ranter
aud t'.ujU veal calves.
Sheep Estimated receipts for t'je day.
11 .(; sales ranged at f 0HJ.I.4.". western-.
U.753:t.o,l Texan. 1 1.4043.10 anuvei, aaJ U!t
tU)SIU l OTATIONS.
Chicaso, Dee. 3. Wheat, steady, Dec. f3.r.
Hay t'",z. Com, easier. Dee. 4aHc May 4t",c.
Oats, easy, Dec StC Pork birher, Jan.
$11.42' j l ard, higher. Jan. 16.75. R'b. hijh.r,
Chicauo, Dec. SS. Hogn, receipts 16.000;
firm. Cattle receipts, 7.000; 1C& IS hl-acr. Miccp
receipt 9.00P; OJlOc higher.
New York Money Closing.
New York, Dec. 20. Hoary on call, at
IVi per cent; prime mercantile paper, liCVD4.
Tka I aasl Btarmet.
Coin new. 40944c.
Bav TrnxKhT. 11fMlS. vnhinS l:0atll:
wild. tVikla ; rlongu. &S7 ; baled. $9.
mcrr asp vbsctaslbs.
Onions Sue per bs.
Bn ter Fair in choice . 18r0e ; creamery tic
eggs rreea. sua.
PuulUy CUcaeBS. MMW : torktya.Sc
Cattle Butcher par for corn fed steer
!M04ej cows and heifers, t calves
Spring lamb. StiVoc a poan 1 .
Wood !er euro. ' -
UKE A TMIXT IM TMC sWCHT,
4"Vm mii mntion comes. A slight cold, with
?rir svstem in the srrofulous condition
hat's caused bv unptiro blood, is enough to
f astMi it unon von. Consumption is Lug
Scrofula. You can prevent it, and you can
cure it. if you haven't waited too hmg, wita
Dr. Pierce's Golden Miriiual Ihscovery.
For Si-rofula. Weak Luna. lirow'bitss.
Asthma, and all severe, lingering OMgba
IMore taking tha
" Ulacoeery " I would
have four or five bad
coughing spells every
day and would eousH
11 n tnnuthluls of solid
white IroLli. and h-tvra
I i.M,k one butt to It
troped H. I could not
-waiK across van- rones
with the pcia ia my
back and aides: but w .a
tne- min was all a-ou-.
aaa I oouM ahx-a well rt
Digtit. sVy general
aeaitb Is sxrnch better
V a4-" taaon toe "Gotd. a
aariical Laswvery - al
bbs. IBXXMJt. though I have beos
Overcoats at same prices. Children's Suits and
Overcoats worth $4.00, 5.00, 6.00 and 7.00, all
7 Per Cent Loans.
as ears aa
The following it a partial
list of completed gilt-edged
first mortgage loans on hand,
which we offer for sale, sub
ject to previous selections,
for their face and accrued
interest. These loan hare
been carefully selected by
ns. and are first-class in
every respect. They are all
7 ren cext net to the inves.
tor. - We have many other
loans to offer, if these are
not in amounts to suit the
'1 he securities we offer are
especially adapted for the
investment 01 savings and
trust funds, as our nersonal
attention to all the details of
the loan, from its date to its
maturity, relieves the bold
er from all annoyance except
to present bit coupon to us
for collection. For further
information call at the of
JACKSON & HURST,
GEO. F. KUTU, sunt.
Rinaud's Cleopitra Invisible,
Tae aneat rear tana
It la.iart a beeaU
tnl beii has Unlaws
le.ve. the tltia a. clear
ana llr a a. tnlant'a.
Toe on y coaple'iov
pcoder nwse tbat ba.
any medicinal ar"n It
pusiun-ly t s-- Am
ilc. bif ck news, tod
nea abtf oll akin.
For ask ia aoca baasl
very box sold ca a wanaat af shsslsts
panly, kasanls pockacs tree
Men's Suits, positively
$20, go for
First served. Come everybody
Dress Makers and Seamstresses
Attend Madame Kellogg's school of Dress
No re-fitting. No re-basting. No paste-board
chart or model, but a
Genuine Tailor Custom,
Such as our Merchant Tailors use. Thorough
Instructious given in the art of
Boning, Finishing, and
Lessons not limited. School open day
Ryan Illocb. Second Floor, Davenpcrk
BUSH'S CORN CURE
Positive Cure for Corns, Warts and Bunions
PRICE ii CESTS.
This remedy Is sold under a positive guarantee; aad we will cheer
fully refund the money if you are aot aatiafied with the result.
Different from any other, it will allay the pal a instead of makiag
the foot sore. It aa been tried by maay, who praise It blfhly. We
can furnish testimonials if desired. Try It, and uffer bo longer.
Manufactured by HORST VON KOECKRITZ.
Analytic and Manufacturing rbarmacltt. Fifth Aveaane rharmacy,
corner Fifth avenue and Twenty-third street. Bock Island.
For aale at all aboe storee.
we have been
worth $15, $16,