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ROCK ISLAND ARGU
VOL.XLV. SO. 27.
Sensational Death of a Prom
EDWARD CURRY'S FATE.
Tragic End of Mystic Order's
Initiation Improperly Worked
and the Result.
Des Moines, Iowa, Not. 18 Ed
ward Carry, chairman of the demo
cratic state committee, died at the
Savor house this morning of blood
poisoning as a result of initiation
into the Elks lodge here two weeks
ago. He was seated in an electric
chair and horribly bnrned before
those operating it realized what
they were doing. It was kept qniet
till this morning. It was given ont
at his request that he bad hemorr
hoids. His death was a very hard one.
Carry was 48 years old. He joined
the Third Iowa cavalry at the age of
15. and served throughout the war.
He was a leading criminal lawyer of
Leon, Decatur county, and a promi
nent democratic politician and aho
in Masonic circles.
Another Horrible Crtm.
Kansas City, Mo., Nov. 18. Mrs.
Foley, a widow of 65, and her un
married daughter, Fanny, aged 40,
were found murdered in their home
near Liberty, Mo., by her son who re
turned home early this morning.
The farm gates were open, the cattle
and horses were loose, and the front
door ajar. The women were lying
in the bedroom dressed in their
night gowns bespattered with blood.
Both had been shot. No cause for
the crime is known.
It appears the murders were for
the purpose of robbery. The rob
bers tirst dispatched the women, and
then ransacked the house. They got
India's Soflsrlns; Indsaerlbab'e.
Toronto, Nov. 18. The foreign
secretary of the Presbyterian church
has received a letter from its mis
sionary in India telling a torrible
tale of distress because of the fail a re
of the wheat crop. Toe people are
on the verge of starvation and par
ents are selling their children for
bread, or leaving them to perish.
Tha XV. C. T. C.
St. Louis, Mo., Nov. '8. At the
last day' session Of the national
convention of the W. C. T. D. the re
part of the executive committee con
taining the names of the organizers,
superintendents of depart me t ,evan
ge'ists and members of the stand
ing committees recommended for ap
pointment was read and approved.
Will Wa bs In on ThUT
St. Joseph, Mo., Nov., 18. Presi
dent Uickey. of the Western Base
Bill association, has called a meeting
of the members for Nov. 21. at Des
Moines. Then it will be decided
whu cities shall compose the asso
ciation next year, and the various
committees to be appointed.
A Bteamar Sinks.
Bristol. Eng., Nov. 18. The
atcamer Memphis sink at Dunlough
bay. It is believed nine of the crew
It is now known that 12 lives we e
The Cat la Several angcacc.
The cat is called a kat in Danish and
Dutch, katt in Swedish, chat in Frame
and the rucst c! its dependencies, katti
cr katze in German, catns iu Latin, eat
to in Italian, gato in Portcgueso and
Spanish, kot in Polish, kols in Russian,
kcti in Turkieb, cath in Welsh, kuth in
Cornish, catna in Basque and gas or
katz in Armenian. Mr. Harrison, tho
prrat English authority on cats, Kays
that there are not a dozen languages or
dialects known that spell the word cat
-without beginning with the letter c, k
or g. Tho native Australians and those
of Mexico bad no words for the name of
domestic felines. St. Louis Republic.
"Now, look here," said the professor
to the infnriated boll, "you are my su
perior in strength. I am your superior
in mind. Let ns arbitrate this matter
and see which should by right have the
better or our controversy."
"Oh, no," replied the bulk "Let's
toss np for it "
' ,Later. The professor lost London
Ringing noises in the ears, snap
pi or. buzzing, roaring, canted by
catarrh, all disappear with the usa of
8ttbaeribe for Tn Aaav.
REIFLER'S ytAKQF TAXATION.
Want, a New Scheme Authorised by tha
Constitution Coavlet Labor.
St. Louis. Nov. 18. The state
Federation of Labor of Illinois met In
session In East St. Louis yesterday with
delegates present from all sections of
the state. President C. J. Rlefler. in
his annual address, earnestly recom
mended a vigorous agitation in favor
of revision of the present revenue laws
of the state, which he criticised as be-
ins unfair to the laboring classes. He
urged a constitutional amendment that
would permit any county to select
classes of property for taxation by
popular vote, and giving the general
assembly the right to tax corporations
in any manner it pleases so that It Is
uniform on all corporations.
He recommended that the federation
urge the general assembly to introduce
a plan by which the labor of convicts
shall be utilized in the production of
articles for consumption In the various
state charitable and educational insti
tutions, and upon such public works
as would not otherwise be ventured
upon unless this labor were available,
or further, that all convict-made goods
brought into the state be branded as
MISS WILLARO AGAIN ELECTED.
Will Direct the Operations of thaW.C.T.
L. Thanks to Mr. and Mrs. McKinley.
St. Louis, Nov. 18. The election of
officers by the W. C. T. U. resulted In
the re-election of the incumbents. The
Woman's Bible" so-called was dis
claimed as to the XV. C. T. TJ. having
anything to do with it. A committee
report showed that forty-five states
were represented in the convention by
395 delegates. The report having
reached the convention that the house
at Washington in which Lincoln died
was to be used as a saloon a resolution
protesting against it was adopted with
a memorial to congress to prevent the
desecration. National department su
perintendents were also elected.
Mrs. Fessenden, state president of
Massachusetts, moved that a letter of
thanks be sent to Mr. and Mrs. Will
iam McKinley for their intention not
to let a drop of liquor enter the White
House during their occupation of It.
Miss Willard vouched for Mr. McKin
ley being a teetotaler, and the conven
tion decided to Instruct the corre
sponding secretary to send the letter
to Mr. and Mrs. McKinley.
SOVEREIGN FOR ANOTHER TERM.
Knights of Labor Ke-Elect Him Other
Kochester, N. Y.. Nov. 18. The prin
cipal business of the K. of I, assembly
was the elcetion of ofllcers. James R.
Sovereign, the present general master
workman, waa re-elected without op
position. For the office of general
worthy foreman there were but two
candidates Phillip L. Amon, master
workman of district 197. Jersey City,
and Thomas B. McGuire, of Amster
dam, N. Y., the latter being re-elected.
Hayes was re-elected secretary-treas
It was voted by the general assembly
to refuse to reorganize or sustain or
ganizations of any men who have tak
en the places of men on strikes. This
action was taken because in the past
some of the organizations have been
careless as to who were admitted to
membership. It is probable that the
general asemhly will conclude its la
bors by tonight.
I'sed the iun Most Worthily.
Philadelphia. Nov. 18. Mrs. Harry Mc
laughlin, at her home in Tinicnm, Dela
ware connty, saved the life of her hus
band, who was throttled by a strange
maniac in their house, and had first at
tacked the wile. Justas the husband was
being choked to death sho broke the stock
of a gun over his assailant's head.
Judge Myeta and tha Srntn Fa.
Topoka, Kan.. Nov. IS. Judge K A.
Myers in the Santa Fe receivership hair
ing at Oskaloosa, Kan., yesterday ot-Jen d
the amended petition strickon out and re
fused to allow the case to be carried to the
federal court. He also stated that had he
the time he would proceed against Attor
ney Goddard for contempt.
Want the Jewish Sabbath Kept Holy.
New York. Nov. 18. In the Council
of Jewish Women yesterday a resolu
tion was adopted unanimously urging
that members of the council use their
influence to stop the desecration of the
Jewish Sabbath by chopping, social
gatherings and visiting.
Fire at Marlon, Ills.
Marion, Ills.,Nov. IS. Tuesday morn
ing at 1:1a a blaze broke out in a sa
loon on the southeast corner of the
square and soon the entire block was
In flames. The loss will reach about
siO.OOO. The losers are XT. L. Simpson,
saloon; H. N. Bole3, Faioon; S. C. Dun
sten, saddler; S. M. Abchr, restaurant;
O. H. Goodal'., general merchandise:
Park's hotel; F. Gent's feed, livery and
sale stable; Christ & Tony, barbers.
and J. S. Fry. boot.shoe and repair
shop. Insurance comDanies' loss la
Carnegie Kir Plant in Blast.
Braddo-k. Fa., Nov. 18. The three great
Kf ml nlants rtf thn r. : 42 ,
I - m mo f-u-i cum-
pany are in full blast, and the Mononga
hela valley is aglow with the red lights
- ...... .. uiiii, nuu millions OI
1 sparks from stool converters and Wast
luruai-ra. 1 no u.g nouiesreaa mult have
also started id. civlnir nnnw..
- a 1 J --.. wv
Grand Bapids Clab Sold.
Grand Rtpid. Mich., Nov, 18. D.-acon
V 1 1 i 4 lui snlii the Cmml T?u..f. TJ " n ,.
, -r fun ua-o oau
club with its franchise in the Western
League to noDcri J. mcnamn, of Detroit.
The terms are not made public.
Fire a Spring Talley. Ills.
Princeton. Ilia., Nov. IS. The general
merchandise store of Linn St Pierson, of
Spring Valler, w3 destroyed by tire early
yesterday. Total loss, $16,000; insurance.
Desponaency over pouueaj reverses
jua Mines nannarora. recently Demo
cratic candidate for county clerk of
I Peoria county. Ilia, to shoot himself
I through the head. He lived bnt a (ew
' ho urn after firin x the bulleU-
PREPARE FOR WAR
Is the Keynote of the Report of the
Board of Ordnance.
UffCLE SAM WASHED OF DASGEB.
Keeeaalty Declared to Exist for the Rapid
FortlBcailoB) of Our Seaboard Kngtaear
Department Ready and Only Walts for
Congress to Provide the Cash -Invest Iga
tioa of the AIcobol-in-tbe-Arts Question
Statistics of the World's Sugar Supply.
Washington, Nov. IS. The work of
placing our harbors in a state of de
fence is summed up in the report of
the board of ordnance and fortifica
tions, which has been made public.
"Under the Increased appropriations of
the present fiscal year the work of
placing our harbors in a proper state
of defence is making good progress."
says the report; "and if only the same
suma are appropriated annually for a
few years our principal ports will
present a formidable front to an at
tacking fleet. It is hoped, however, that
even more liberal appropriations will
be made, in order that we may soon
be ready for an emergency that may
arise at any time. In view of the pres
ent serious aspect of European politics
it is only common prudence for this
nation to be on its guard, for should
conflict arise we are liable to be
embroiled with some powerwhose navy.
In the present defenseless conditions of
our coasts might destroy or exact enor
mous ransoms from our chief cities.
Wars Coma Without Warning.
"A war, if it come at all. will come
with no warning and no time for pre
paration. China, with undefended
ports and an inadequate navy, was de
feated in a few months. In the last
war between the great military powers
or Oermany and France the surrender
at Sedan occurred only forty days after
the declaration of war. The wars of
nations occur in cycles of varying
length, but seldom does a generation
pass without a great conflict. Already
more than thirty years have elapsed
since our last great war. and another
may soon if the past be a guide to
the future terminate one of the long
est intervals of peace we have ever
enjoyed. Our engineer department is
ready with the most modern plans for
fortifications, and our ordnance de
partment is prepared with designs for
guns and carriages that are equal to
any in the world.
Preparation the Beat Safeguard.
"If congress will but increase the ap
propriations to the capacity of those
departments for useful and economical
work It will not be long before our
coasts are secure against the attack
of foreign powers. An effective' pre
paration for war ia the best safeguard
The foregoing summary closes an ex
haustive report giving every detail of
the progress of fortifications, the ex
amination of Innumerable devices of
attack and defense, the testing of guns,
gun-carriages, powders, arms, mortars,
armor, etc A long list is given of
devices which have been examined and
not approved, and a smaller list of
those approved or under consideration.
The report contains a letter from Sec
retary Lamont. indorsing the recom
mendations of the board.
Rapid evolution of War Implements.
Recent years, the secretary writes,
have witnessed a rapid evolution in
war material. Foreign nations have
armed and re-armcd at short intervals.
Costly material has been manufactured,
much of it to be thrown away as de
fective or because outclassed by su
perior inventions n the part of a
possible enemy. Lamont suggests that
the work would be expedited if the
board establishes certain definite
"types" of implements and engines of
war. In answer to this the board
specifies a list of implements and en
gines of war for which satisfactory
types have been determined.
QCESTIOX OF ALCOHOL TAXATION.
Congressional Committee to Meet Nov. S3
to tiear Those In Interest.
Washington, Nov. IS. The Joint se
lect committee of congress created at
the last session for the purpose of In
vestigating the subject of freeing from
taxation alcohol used In the manu
factures and arts will meet in the
rooms of the committee on finance of
the senate on Monday, Nov. 23, for the
purpose of hearing any parties inter
ested in the matter who may desire to
submit their views. The question Is
one of great interest to persons inter
ested in the manufacture of hats, fur
niture, patent medicines, compounds.
perfumery and other articles. The com
mittee is very desirous that the many
and important industries of the coun
try which would be benefited or in
Jured by the use of alcohol free of tax
shall present their views to the com
mittee in ordeT-that It may Intelligently
report to congress at the coming sea-
I a series of interrogatories has been
I sent to leading firms throughout the
country asking details on the subject
, of the inquiry, and It is expected that
' a number of these will ha ve representa
tives present to state how they would
i be affected by the removal of the tax
so far as it affects manufacturing en-
, terp rises. '
sugar srrrLT or the world.
Prodart at 181M Creator Than That aC
1803 Regardless of Cabaa Deficit.
Washington. Nov. IS This year's raw
sugar supply of the world surpasses
I that of 1895. notwithstanding the enor
mous Cuban deficit, according to offi
cial statistics received at the depart
ment of state from Consul General
KareL at St. Petersburg. Karel re
ports that the Russian wheat and rye
shortage will be mere than made up
by the increased beet sugar production.
and adds that this increase is common
to other European countries. The com.
mittee of Russian ministers officially
determines for each period of prodnc-
Hon the quantity of sugar to be turned
'out by the sugar . factories for the
ILL, T7EDI.ESDAY, EOYEQC3 18 1S23.
nome markets. which this year was
fixed at over 500.000 tons, an excess
over last year of 60.000 tons, and the
ministry of finance has concluded to
lower the prices on acount of the
cheapening of manufacture, the Im
provement of beet cultivation and this
year's excellent harvest, the new price
being J2.39 per pood of 361.111 pounds.
against 12. M last year.
The official Russian estimate of the
world's raw surer product for this year
Is as follows: Production of beet sugar.
4.800.000 tonst cane sugar. t.tZj.OOC tons;
stock on haad. 1.1'0.000 tons; total, ft.-
765,000 tons. Last year the correspond
ing total was S.290.-W9 tons. The esti
mated consumption for the ensuing
year is placed at 7.230.COO tons.
Coinage of Silver Dollars.
Washington, Nov. 18 The records of
the treasury department show that
from Feb. 1. 1S96. to Nov. 1, there were
coined at the mints of thel'nlted States
16.262,922 standard silver dollars from
the balance of silver bullion then on
hand purchased under the act of July
14, 1890. The seigniorage upon ' this
amount was 15,051.4,10, which has been
turned into the treasury.
Consul Lee at the White House. .
Washington.' Nov. IS. General Fltz-
hugh Lee called at the White House
yerterday shortly before the cabinet
meeting, but saw only Mr. Thurlicr.
From the fact that Secretary Olney was
not present at the cabinet meeting the
understanding prevailed that neither
the Cuban nor the Venezuelan ques
tion had been under consideration by
- Has 1 ,000,000 Hooka to Mm,
Washington. Nov. 18. SpofTord. the
librarian of congress, will next spring
commence the removing of nearly 1.
000.000 volumes from the old to the
new library. No plan has as yet been
promulgated for accomplishing the
Southwestern Michigan is flooded
with counterfeit half dollars of the
date of ISii.
The woman suffrage amendment to
the Idaho state convention received a
majority of 5.C0O votes at the recent
T. L. Kelly & Co.. dry goods dealers
at Milwaukee, have born closed by the
sheriff nn chattel mortgages aggre
Agnes Uurt h was killed at a Chicago
grade crossing of the Western Indiana
road. David Martin was badly hurt.
but may recover.
Li Hung Chang has rent en order for
10.000 tons of FtH rails to the Carnegie
company. The Carner-ie company has
also received en ordr from Japan for
5,000 tons of rails.
Judge Parker, fainccs 'ill over the
country for his fearless administration
of justice, having Imposed the death
penalty upon more criminals than any
other jurist in the United Plates, died
at Fort Smith, Ark.
. r: rncK has tsuea a can ior a
western ball association meeting in
Iea Moines Dec. 1. It Is proposed to
form a league circuit embracing Des
Mclnes. Omaha. Sioux City, St. Joe.
Dubuque, Roc k ford and Quincy.
Sixty-two hr.rscs were burned In the
barns of the Fort Dearborn Transfer
company, HO to 146 Fnrquer street,
Chicago. James Robertson, a carriage
washer, was overcome by emoke uhlle
trying to rescue the horses on the sec
ond floor. He was taken to the county
hospital and will recover.
Martin K. Simson, a farmer's son. liv
ing at Willow Springs, near Chicago.
went shooting Sunday. He wounded an
owl and was attacked by the Injured
bird and its mate. His right eye was
picked out at a sinitic stroke and he
was seriously hurt In other ways by
the enragpd birds. Now he Is likely to
become totally blind.
Obituary: At Paris. Duchess de Ca
Cez, daughter of Isaac H. Singer, the
sewing machine inventor. At Bath.
England. Admiral Sir F. W. Richard.
C3. At Woodstock. Ills.. Colon: 1 Will
lam Avery, 76. At Tolleston. Ind.. Fred
W. Schennemann. At Waverly. In..
Rev. Father T. J. Gilchrist. At Crown
Point, Ind.. Henry F. Falrrhllds, of
Chicago. At Leroy, Ills.. Jesse K.
Waa Rue t.la.l to Pee film r
New York, Nov. 18 Robert Curry, rt
Newark, walked into his home, to the
great snrprisc of Ms wife, who had sup
posed him dead, and had evon Identified a
body at the morgoe as that of her hus
band. Curry had been on a tramp looking
lor work and waa supposed to have been
killed In the woods near here last August.
Te Caea a Clit us om nit
Taka lsiative Bromo Quinine Tab-
lets. All drotrziats refund the
money U it fails to oar. 26 cents
Osght to know that when nfTerin(t
iron any sianey trouble that a tale.
sure remedy is Foley's Kidney Cure,
Guaranteed or money re landed. Sold
t mar r.
A ceaa af tar sr
all ta laanalsg
. eefwraswat fod
This is no time for you to throw away
your money by paying several dollars
more for overcoats that are no better.
That's just what you wi I do if you buy
them slsewhere. No pi ice like the
Have become oar customers.
Erery person Is po;sib!s
buyer, to we enter to nil, for
it is business we are after.
High Grade Furniture
At Medium Pi ices.
CLesp and poorly made fur
niture we do not carry nt
nil. Oar big tore U full of
Fnrnltare, Carpets, and
Medium Grade Furniture
At Low Prices.
We bare anticipated the
coming; of good times, so
we are prepared for the big
batinese that onr low prices
will beget. See that yon
ee the Big Store.
& Carpet Co.,
m. m. ttn Brady 31,
Have You Seen
Arc Without Any Fxccption
the Three Cities for the Monev.
Pure end Sparkling S3
Made from the Choicest Hops and
Finest Selected Barley.
Fresh Froo Uio
FCXC2 TOUTS CZ3T3.
at $7.37, $10 aod $12
lm Pjjis E2r
rai Is no! c:S2i:i,
pliiiss cf ml rj
Buy Every Day.
BOOK ISLAITD VX.