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ROCK ISLAND ARGUS.
VOL.XLV. HO. 18- BOCK ISLUTD, ILL. 81TUBDAY. ffOVEBEZa 7. IMS. ! wtw rrrs.
' -mmm a. as sa a. as VMlia.
BRYAN TO THE EAST.
Praises the Campaign of the
LABOR UNDER DISADVANTAGE
Advises the Keeping. Up of
Other Echoes From the Elec
tion in General.
Lincoln, Neb.. Nov. 7. Bryan to
day gave our the following telegram
addressed to bis eastern followers:
"la the bour of defeat I send you
greetings. No words of praise can
sufficiently commend you. When I re
member the eastern states sent gold
delegates to both conventions; that
nearly all the eastern papers were
gainst bimetallism, your fight ap
pears remarkably creditable. Yon
have shown yourselves heroes, and
events will vindicate the position
yon have taken. Continue the fight.
Signed, W. J. Bryan."
Bryan is receivicg numerous tel
grams and letters in response to his
address, assuring him they will con
tinue the fight for silver as he rec
ommends. He set the 21th instant
for his reception at Denver.
Dlspot. In Dslawarr.
Wilmington, Del., Nov. 7. Al
though the republicans carried Dela
ware by about 4.000, McKinley will
receive only two of the three elec
tors, unless the matter is taken
into the courts. The result ia due to
a factional fight in the republican
ranks. On the regular republican
ticket the name of one elector ap
peared as James G. Shaw. On tbe
anion republican ticket it appeared
as James G. Shaw, Sr. The ballots
with these names on were counted
separately. This gave John H. Rod
ney, the highest democratic elector,
a majority over Shaw.
Canton, Nov. 7. The fifsT Im
portant telegram received this morn,
iug was one from Chairman Roberts,
of the Kentucky republican commit
tee, saying: Oflicial returns from
100 counties and unofficial from the
remaining 19 gives Kentucky to Mc
Kicley by 475 majority. It is prac
tically conceded that we have won
after desperate fighting to a finish."
Cincinnati, Nov. 7 The Times
Stat1 Louisville special says the
oflicial returns show such discrepan
cies in the votes for the electors as to
make it almost certain that the elec
toral vote will be divided.
Yankton, S. D , Nov. 7 With the
state complete, except Hamlin and
McPberson coun'.ies and three unor
ganized counties in the Siocs reser
vation, Biyan has a plurality in the
state of 45. Hamlin and Mcl'herson
will give McKinley pluralities. Tbe
reservation counties are expected to
go for Bryan. It will take the offic
ial canvass to decide the result.
Thomas Lynch' Triple Crlm.
Nashville, Tenn., Nov. 7. Thomas
Lynch, colored, cut tbe throats of
his wife and her aunt. Amy Smith,
and then his own. Amy Smith is
dead. Tbe others will recover. It
is thought Lynch was jcalors.
That Wm Dcail Ka.j: That Vu.
M"tronlN, I'ls.. Nov. T.--Juili;o James
V, i"Viurtny fulfilled his l tinn neree
tnrnt with Miss Juno Noftsp.T Thurs
il.iy afternoon. It was that if Mi-Kin-Iry
whs olorted he was to wh-el her
from her home to the postofliee ami
return, after first kissing her, the pro
fcvamme to le reverse In the event ot
Hryan's olPrtion. Ahont 1,f.rt rerle
v itnrnsed the parade, and the judge
was lustily cheered.
situation In ra.'irnrnui.
San Franelseo, Nov. T. Complete re
turns irive McKinley a majority of 4.
!l The missing prertni-ts in gave
Harrison. 1.601: Cleveland. 1.77S: Weav
er. ;rG. The Republicans elect three
repreMoniativca, Democrats, two. and
I'"Pulist, two. The lefrislature on Jjint
l'a!!tt witll he Republican by 26 ma
jority. KYkr? I !!: k at 111k I'm.
Washington. Xor. 7. Eckels, the comp
troller of the currency, has returned from
his horn;- in lttinoU where he toot part In
the c iinpaii-n. Secretary Herbert has re
turned to Washiimton from Alabama.
Itt--rw t'ut.tiun,., ;, tinld.
Washington. Xov. 7. The tieisury yes
terday lost .V..7oii in phl coin and t:.7u
In bars, which leaves the true amount of
the resorvo $US.m,:U. The net gain In
gold was fl.Voni.
Iowa In Man. an t or, Vnion.
Tes Moines. I . n,,v. 7. -Governor
Trake has annotin.f i that he will call
an txtra. Erssion of the kg,r.uture to
meet Jan. 11, to revise the rede.
Catarrh is a constitutional disease
and requires a constitntijntl rmey
J ike Hood's Sarsspsrills, which noti
fies the blood.
DOWN IN THE SEA.
Ocsaa TrB5y la th. Batksr af St.
St Johns, Xd., Nov. 7. A marine
tragedy occurred here last night The
schooner Maggie, Captain William Blun
don, while entering this harbor with
twenty-three persons on board, was struck
by the steamer Tiber, Captain John De
lisle, which was steaming outward at fall
speed. The schooner sank from the force
of the collision, carrying down with it
thirteen persons. Four of these were
women, one the wife of the captain and
another his sister. . A young married
couple named Power, and a brother and
sister of the name of Hclloway are of those
The passengers were coming to St
Johns to procure their supplies for the
winter before navigation closed. Those
who escaped were kept afloat by the aid of
planks from the schooner's decks, and
were picked up by the steamer's boat and
brought back to the port by the pilot boat
which had the Tiber in tow. The Tiber
continued on her voyage.
TELL THE RANGERS OF THE SEA.
The Creir of a Srhonrr That Came Xear
Ntver Reaching Home.
Nev.- York. Nov. 7. The Britannic
brought into port yesterday Captain
Joseph Lee. Mate James Day and the
negro crew of the schooner Seventy
Six, v.-hich left Femandina, Fla., loaded
with lumber on Sept 17. The story
told by the captain is that four dajfi
after the Seventy-Six left Fernar.dina
she encountered a storm. The men
worked at the pumps night and day,
but despite their efforts the water rose
in the hold'. The ship's stores were
soon soaked with water, the masts
w nt by the board, and death by star
vation Ftared the vrew in the face.
For tvo days the men bore up against
the hardships. Then the storm abated,
masts were rigged and signals of dis
Want of food and water was begin
ning' to tell on the men when a wave
washed a dolphin upon the deck-load
of lumber. A dozen hands grasped It
and in a minute every man on the
vessel had out his knife and was cut
ting slices out of the fish.
For sixteen days the men subsisted
on the food which the sea furnished
them. During that time not a sailing
craft or steam vessel was sighted. On
the morning of the seventeenth day.
Oct. 8. a tramp steamship sighted the
derelict and took off the crew. They
were carried to Liverpool, where the
American consul obtained passage for
them on the Britannic.
MRS. CASTLE GETS THREE MONTHS.
Iter Scntrnrr. Honn-r, Will Almost Cer
tainly h Remitted.
"TTonaon, Nov. 7. A few minutes" was
all that was necessary at the Marl
imrough police court, after all the evi
dence was in with a plea of guilty for
lira. Ca3tle and one of not guilty for
Mr. Castle for the magistrates to bring
in a verdict of guilty as to the wife
and not guilty as to the husband. This
was Inevitable, but when the judges
wt-nt on to send Mrs. Castle to prison
for three months the unfortunate wom
an made the court room resound with
her moans which were continued and
could le heard in the court as she was
led away to the jail. It was intimated
by the magistrate that the sentence
would not be exacted of Mrs. Castle
in full. .
The medical testimony was em
phatic and conclusive that Mrs. Castle
is possessed of a mania, taking the
form of a desire to steal.
When Mrs. Castle arrived at the pris
on she was at once taken to the hos
pital, the doctor saying her case was
undcubted'.y one for the home office.
She will surely have her punishment
SANTA FE RECEIVERSHIP CASE.
Official Will Fight the Appointment and
Expect to Win.
Xew York. Nov. 7. Victor Morawitz.
general counsel of the Atchison road,
says the action of Judge Myers at
Oskaloora, Kan.. Thursday in placing
the road and equipment of the Atchi
son, Topeka and Santa Fe road in the
hands of a receiver: "It is not quite
clear why such summary action should
be taken without giving us some sort
of notice. But we have no relief that
the appointment will stand. We wiil
fight it, and our general solicitor has
left Chicago for Topeka to resist the
Wm. II. Vanderbilt'n Widow TVad.
New York. Nov. 7. Mrs. Mary Louise
Vanderbilt. widow of the late William
H. Vanderbilt, died at 1:30 o'clock yes
terday at the residence of her daughter,
Mrs. L'liott F. Shepard at Scarboro. in
Weft Chester county. She was
stricken with heart disease and died
suddenly and unexpectedly. She was
"i years old.
The Way He Made That Time.
Denver. Colo.. Xor. 7. Riding a wheel
geared to 1M on a down-hill grade, with a
strong wind at his back, Stanley Barrows,
an amateur bicycle rider, rode a mile in
68 3 j seconds. The record will not be
recognized by the U A. W., as the trial
bad not been officially sanctioned.
Another Mawaere in Armenia.
Constantinople. Nov. 5. (Delayed in
transmission. Reports are current
that a massacre has occurred in an Ar
menian village near Kaiseriea and that
j sixty persons have Iwn killed.
I Huat ttlnwa IT by Nltro-f.lyeerine.
I Kast Liverpool. O., Nov. f. A terrific
explosion at a point up the river shook
buildings along the water, front in this
city at 10:30 o'clock last night. A small
craft supposed to be carrying nitro
glycerine exnloded near Georgetown,
four miles east of hrra.
fowler for Prnsina CommlMioBc.
Roekford. Ills., Nov. 7. This ciry will
I hare a candidate for the office af commis
' sinner of pensions under the new admin
istration la the person of Colonel Thomas
G. Lawlcr, -commander-in-chief of the
ii. A, K. HU friends are preparing for
. energetic work in hu behalf
. I I
Gang ol Forgers Rounded Up by
POTJE ABE IN THE COMBINATION.
Three In the Bands of the Law and the
Fourth Still at Large Operated in Ohio.
Indiana, Illinois Michigan and Xew York
and Passed a " amber of Small Bogna
Draft Their Scheme One That Was
Likely to Win. '
New York. Nov. 7. Police authorities
here have run to earth a quartette ot
criminals who have been flooding the
country during the past few months
with dangerous forged bank drafts and
have swindled banks both in New Tork
and Chicago. One of the principals of
the conspiracy, who gives his name as
James Thompson, although that is a
fictitious name, has been for two days
in the custody of the police and has
turned state's evidence. Upon his tes
timony the grand jury has found an in
dictment for forgery in the first degree
against Walter B. Peters, one of the
combination who was captured yester
day in Chicago and is now under arrest
in that city. He will be extradited to
New Yory for trial. The operations of
the gang showed great shrewness, and
while the sums of money they have se
cured have not been large their arrests
are considered most important The
combination to defraud banks by bogus
drafts was formed in the west. The
members were Walter B. Peters. Willis
Herbert Connors, W. II. Smith and
I'inkerton Men Were After Them.
Peters is a lithoqrapher and did most
of the work airtl is therefore considered
the most dangerous of the four men.
For some weeks Pinkerteon men have
followed the four, and they have se
cured a great amount of evidence. The
plan of the quartette was put in opera
tion last June, when Peters made a
coin National bank, of New York. Smith
lithograph plate of a draft of the Lin
and Connors were traveling through
the west, ostensibly as drummers, and
Peters would fill out the drafts and
send them on to the two men who
passed them oh hotels and business
houses and even on banks.
They Worked Ohio and Indiana.
Ohio and Indiana were worked by the
two men. On. Sept. 10 Peters and
Smith came on to New York. They
went to the Marilwrough hotel. wh-re
they registered under the names of 1!.
S. Matthews and C. C. Jones, of Fort
Wayne, Ind. While there Peters began
making a counterfeit draft on the Park
National bank, of Cl-veland. After
they had lx-en in the hotel a few days
they became frightened anil left leav-
Jtbgir hoard iinsmiil Later they
took rooms at tlie HoU I Alliert Peters
was known as William Fierson and
Smith as William Rhodes.
THE RASCALS ;ET TO WORK.
Stone Finished and Ilrotta Printed and
I'awH-d Michigan Operations.
In the Hotel Albert they finished the
stone and then printed the draft One
of these drafts is now in the possess:on
of the police. It was filled out for $123
and purported to be from the Park
National bank of Cleveland upon the
Western National bank of New York
was made payable to F. A. Leslie, and
was signed "John Sherwin, Cashier."
Connor was in New York at this time
tnd was speculating with J. R. Willard
& Company, bankers, under the name
of Frank A. Kusmll. Connor owed
Willard & Co. IS.T. and he endorsed
the draft and got $-50 in money on It
from Willard. A number of the drafts
on the Western National bank of New
York were filled and Smith, who was
known as "Kid." started out on the
road to pass them. He got as far as
Pert Jarvis, N. Y.. where he handed
one of the dsafis to a hotelkeeper.
The hotel man was too sharp for
him and lad him arrested. He was
sent to jail at tloshen, N. Y.. but man
aged to break out. Smith moved to
Buffalo, where he counterfeited a draft
by the Third National bank of Buffalo
fnd on the Third National bank of
New York. Then Smith and Connor
went to Michigan, where they again
posed as traveling men, representing
A. I.. Fairbanks, advertising agent in
Fuffalo. They received bogus letters en
closing the drafts. These they passed
and Peters kept filling them nut So
extensive were Connor's operations in
Michigan that the police got after him
and finally he was arrested. This was
shout the middle of October and at
He pave evidence against Thompson
and caused an indictment to be found
against him in Michigan. The police
of this city were notified to arrest
Thompson and have had him since
Monday. On Tuesday word was sent
to the police in Chicago to arrest Pe
ters. Extradition papers have been se
cured and Detective Vallely has left
htre to bring him back here. Smith
has eluded the authorities since his
escape from the I'.oshen but h
I three pals are all in custody. Ar
i rangements will be made with the
Michigan authorities so that Thompson
' will not be ser.t back there for trial.
It has been found that no less than
thirty drafts for $65 each have been
passed in the west. No great amount
of money has been lost, but the method
was a x-ery dangerous one to the bank
ers and the arrests are considered to
be of vast importance.
He ltoent Hanker After Crow, But -
Manistee, Mich.. Xov. ". Rol'ert Porte
ous, auditor of the Manisten and North-
f western, ate a boiled crow iu the presence
01 several sjiecfarors w pay an election
bet. The tihle wa adorned with Repub
lican pictures and mottoes. As dessert
1 was being served a telegram of condolence
1 from Mark Hanna arrived. .
SherifT Will Set Lark Xerre.
Chicago, Xov. 7. Csrison, the fellow
who murdered Mrs. Johnson because he
' loved her better thn life." was asked by
the pol ce yesterday why be had disposed
' of ail his property b-forc oominittina bis
rmuc II said he intended to kill him
self. -Why didn't too?" ''Because I lost
I icy ntrrc''
DUN AND COMPANY'S REVIEW. '
Says a nreat Revotntioa Has Heen EfleeteJ
In entrolling Trade t oaxlitions.
New York. Nov. 7. R. O. Dun &. Co.'
weekly review cf trade rays: A great
revolution has been effected this week
in the conditions which control bust
fers. It could n t be In any fair de
gree rejected as yet in transaction or
in records, but there Is ample evidence
already that a rrufhlr.g weight has
ben lift'd and rolled away ar.d the
business v. i rl-1 has Icrun to adjust It
self to a state of freedom and security
which It has not known f r years, it
was not strictly logical that wheat
advanced S cents, reaching K for No
vember and Si for December, and
heavy realizing of profits showed per
ception of the fact A growing disposi
tion appears amour farmers to hold
heat for better prices than are now
realized, although at present any ad
vance checks buyirg for export.
It will be all the better for business
if bright hures do not l.oist prices too
fast. The election Immediately stiff
ened prices of pig Iron, which reached
$12 at Pittsburg for It- -mer. and the
certainty thnt many large orders for
buildincs and bridges and other fin
ished forms 'would now liccome of era-tiv-
Justices some advar.-e. The future
of this trade ni.w detxtids uron the
extent i;t Increase In di ftiand for fln-h-h'-d
products of iron und Fie 1. whtcti
is lik- I;.' to lie materially afectcd by
tl.e curse pnrsmd by various combi
nations. A slicM advance in sheetings and
print clotl." 1.4 !c t.i.:j change which
yet appeaib in Hie irait for cottr.n
gneii". I"ra tl ullly mi chance has ap-pvar-d
in v. .!, ns. but the re-ported
purchase of vool. im-ludin; .nc of
ll.ewco round f l -rri.ory. aid to
have I een mm!" by a ryndleate.
amounted to H.'tol.ono pound, against
e.tel.i".e last year and s.Jl :. In 112.
The averaee of pries n-se nlx'Ut half
a cent in October, end since Sept. I. 11
quotations by rv ales liro. have risen
from 11'. 1 6 to 12.S; cents, or 6.3 cr cent.
Faiiun s for the wi k have Iwen 1.10
In the -nited- fcia'.e arainrt ;vo laM
ar, and 52 in Canada ugairst 43 last
Two .Uea fratall Injured.
Cripple Creek. Colo.. Nov. 7.Iouls
A. Hrown. and Herman SheM-rs were
fatally injured in the ..;kane mine In
Pony Oulch yesterday by th explosion
t a missed shot. Inh men were bad
ly mutilated. Krown's fjee was par
tially blown away, lironn In-long t'j
a prominent family in Jefferson City.
Some prwtb-nl J-.ker h3 rent a
warning to sonic prominent New York
R-puMknrs tnnt if tmy do not keep
their pledge r-voluttun will follow.
Th faiie I signed "Th It-d Hand."
Miss Fannie Vi la Finivcun. of
Six-neer. Mass.. stopping at Jai kon
vllle, Fla.. hliot hers'-lf and left Instruc
tions that she v..s to be buried with
the revolver in h -r hand and In fhe
dress she aore when rhe committed
suicide. Her instructions wire com
Michael Carmody. a flagman at the
rturlington tracks in Chi. ago. as In
stantly killed by a switch engine.
Carlo Martyn, the young son tf Chi
cago's Pari; hurst, was sentenced at laia
Angeles, Cal.. to five years in San
Quentin penitentiary. Ho pleaded
guilty of forgery.
Harrison Titlin. a weil-to-do farmer
living alHtuf ten rr.llea north of Mar
shall. 111., was found dead In his !arn
with bis throat cut from ear to ear. It
is not known whether It ia suicide or
The sum Of trT.GCT.r: will be appor
tioned among the G;is.2H children In
Michigan at the rate of 77 cents per
capita for school purposes.
M iss Sta la I A vingston.of A unond For
age r-ourty. who whs elected county su
perintendent of chHds. is the first wo
man who ha ever appeared on any
county ticket in Wiscopcin. '
Cap Hitfieid and C.h-nn. his 11-year-old
son, have been am 11 red In tfce
mountain criTug rlc-' W. Va., by a
posse of citiz n. They UbA John and
Elliott Rutherford and lianee Cham
bers on election day.
In Chicago during October two per
sons. iH.th small loys, were fatally
hurt and thirty-seven more or less dis
abled by street ear a'cid-nts.
It is announced that the l:r!ti.-h gov
ernment has docidede to evacuate the
Island of Cyprus nt n e.
The Inquest irto the death Ham
lin J. Andrun. who was killed in his of-
me at honkers. N. Y.. by the explosion
of a dynamite l..ml. has been post
(am a C.iq In On las
Take laxative I'.mmo Ouininc Tab
lets, All druists refund the
mcnej U it Tails to core, 2i cents
Ought to know that when aofTarinfr
from any kidney trouble tbat a sm'e.
sure remedy is FoVj's Kidney Cure,
nor ranteed or money refunded. Sold
by M. F.Bahnscn.
A anass af arw bskiag fjw. ftc-t o
all la IsaMaliia stfenra.-aWMt faM mat
rs IS) p
1 11 imiasf FikA Mttn.
1 aWM BABM PawM 00.' V TM
We put on sale today the best line of
Suits and Overcoats
That have ever been offered at the price.
Overcoats worth O12.oo nt
SaltR worth 012oo
This lot of Suits consists of Blue and Black Cheviots. Cassimeres,
or Worsteds, in square and round cut.
Ove coats in B'ack. Blue and Brown. Double ficed. first class
lining, satined piped coat. Match them for less than $12 elsewhere.
Our stock Is now com
plete ia every drpart
mc nt. Four mammoth
fl xrs filled with world
Four mammoth fl xjh
filled w'.th the best
that is produced fn
design, finhh and
different styles of Iron
Beds, ranln in prices
from $3 75 to $20.
Ten different styles of
Chi'd's Iron Cribs.
Don't miss these
& Carpst Co.,
14. m. ; Brady Si
AT IT AGAIN.
Drink the Best
lare. and Sparkling
Made from the Choicest Hops and
Finest Selected Barley.
Fresh Froi tbe
O A TiTj
Moay Lntaaal oa
Jasa CassMaaav Vmb I
t ttaaaMa!. CaskM.
Brewery Every Day.
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