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kOCK ISLAND ARGUS.
ZLY. HO. 62
BOCK ISLAND, ILL., SATURDAY, JANUARY 2. 1897.
H TO DISGRACE,
Preferred by Bank
CHICAGO FINANCIER SUICIDES.
Throws Himself Into the
Business Failures Other
Chicago, Jan. 2 W. A. Ham
mond, vice presMont of the National
Bank of Illinois, which recently
failed, and concerning whose conduct
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iu LuuueuLiuii . ..u nuiuu 11 nil uctu
much adverse .ticism, is missing.
TTa rat I raH ma . - :1 St Ilia Vinmo in
. Evanston las', night. This morning
i the family fo u ud the room emntv.
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and a search r suited in the finding
of a number of private papers in his
handwriting at the pier on the lake
near by. The conclusion reached is
that he committed suicide. Search
is being made for the body.
""he body of the banker suicide was
t this afternoon in the lake five
s north of the point at which it
tposed he plunged to his death.
discovered by boys, who noti
V police and the body was
, ut and removed to the police
i FtUom or the Day.
.aha, Jan. 2. The Omaha Sav
bank failed to open this mo-n-ing.
The liabilities are 1850,000, tne
assets 1200,000 in excess of this.
Cleveland, Jan. 2. Thirtv judg
ments aggregating $85,000 were tiled
against the Dorner & Dutton Matin,
faeturing company and Dcrner
Foundry company, among the largest
car wheel manufacturers in the
country. A receiver is applied for.
Batavia, 111., Jan. 2 The West
ern Paper Bag company, one of von
Norwick's plants, was placed in the
hands of a receiver by the United
.Whitehall, Mich., Jan. 2. The
bank examiner took possession ot
the Whitehall savings bank today.
Fargo, N. D., Jan. 2 The Citi
zens' National bank failed this after
Editor McCaUagh Death
St. Ltuis, Jan. 2. The oyrener's
jury in he inquest into the Heath of
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wmuow wuiio iHeaipuBK vi es-
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To stop rulbaaUerta.
Washington, Jan. S. The dyna-
it-A nrmsor vninvini. mn n inn
s j a,.U U fV.1s.kl.
nfnrrn the already lanre fleet cf l-ov.
eminent vessels engageu in uiu ei
forts to eapnrass the filibustering
i Mnu, ,or Cuba.
I Kartbqaake la Canada.
' Ottawa. Ont., Jaa. 8. The city
was visited by an earthquake last
I night, bat no serious damage was
Death of Hear Admiral Skcrritt.
Washtngfm, Jan. 2.-Rear Admiral
Joseph S. Skerritt, retired, died hare
yesterday His death, while sudden,
waa not wholly unexpected, as he had
been in bad health since retirement
from act ve service. In July. IS.. The
admiral was In the 64th year of age ad
la survived by a widow, three daughters
and UNO sons. He made a fine record
In taWru.val service. He was born in
empt to "Murder Cecil Rhode.
York. Jan. 2. A Cape Town
ch to The World says: A plot to
Cecil Rhodes' train on Its way
the north was discovered and the
irdlnary precautions taken In con-
nce thwarthed the plotters. De
es have been shadowing three
nans from the Transvaal. Rumor
,i,rls the same men with the burning
Khoilts country nouse a ween or so
Hung Before a Big Crowd.
Albany. Ra., Jan- L. sanatoy Cnn-
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here yesterday for a criminal as-
lt upon Mis Kate Camp. Cunning-
ech. The hanging was witnessed by
enormous crowd, every point of
Zlne Works Partly Oestreasad.
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Mesker Bros., of St. Mala, ware
riiv nesirovea uy ui jc.t7bi. . p.
i nvim nfnee. nottitrv
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m Iabb nM ahmil CI Ml
partly insured. j
F.fth Day of the Bike Ware.
Washington. Jan. 2. At the close of
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scores ot the leaders were: mii-r, ,ju
hps. 11 laps: Maddox. . w rnuem. Slaps:
Ashinger, 730 miles. 2 lape: Hunter. 728
miles. 8 laps; Lawson. 1U miles, 6
laps; Foster, 72J mji?g, J a ... -
THERE WAS NO 'FLAPDOODLE.
Governor Filigree Goes Into Office with
True Democratic Simplicity.
Lansing, Mich., Jan. 2. Precedent
and form were thrown to the winds yes
terday in the inauguration of Governor
Hazen S. PingTee and the other state
officers. A comfortable crowd of curious
people had gathered in the executive
office and parlors at the capitol. Pin-
H. S. FrXGKE.
groe arrived, accompanied bv Mrs. Pln
rrree and a coterie of personal friends.
Shortly after he entered the executive
parlors, accompanied by the retiring
governor, Kich, and Commmissioner
French, of the state land office, whore
at noon Chief Justice Long, of the su
preme court, administered the oath of
office. An introduction followed by the
chief justice, and all present shook
hands with and congratulated the new
Thus began the gubernatorial career
of a man who is considered one of the
most unique personalities in the United
States, and holds at the same time the
office of mayor .of Detroit and governor.
Governor Pingree is the avowed cham
piin of various state reforms, chief of
which is the securing of a uniform 2
cent fare from the railroads, and the
railroad department Is being organized
to that end.
VICTORY WON OVER EUROPE.
Japan Gives Americans a Contract for
Cruiser, Aarainst Competition.
Washington, Jan. 2. The awarding
of contracts to the Cramp shipyard and
Union Iron works for two cruisers by
the Japanese government Thursday was
the conclusion of negotiations covering
many months, and was gratifying alike
to the minister and the companies, who
were represented by their respective
heads. Charles H. Cramp and Henry T.
Scot.. The award to American build
ers was based largely on the merits
of American ships, American armor and
American material. The contracts were
signed at the Japanese legation, where
there v as present for the occasion the
minister and his official staff, a dele
gation of Japanese naval experts, con
sisting of Commander K. Narita, Con
tractor 8. Sakura and Constructor S.
Tal-.ara, and Messrs. Cramp and Scott.
The naval experts have been in this
country some months visiting Americ an
yards and critically inspecting the war
Ships which have been built for the
American navy. At the same time oth
er experts were inspecting the yards
of England, France and Germany, and
a keen competition arose as to which
country would first secure a contract.
That made Thursday proves to be the
The ships are to be of 4,760 tons each.
They are to be of the type generally
known as protected cruisers of the sec
ond (lass, and will be somewhat similar
to the United States cruiser Columbia,
The ships will be very fast, the con
tract calling for at least 22' i knots un
der forced draught. Their ccst is near
MRS. GOUGAR STEPS DOWN AND OUT
Keqaeeted to Do So by the National Par
ty's Central Committee.
Chicago, Jan. 2. At the request of the
committee of which she is a member
Mrs. Helen Gougar stepped down and
out of the National party yesterday. A
Joint conference was held by the execu
tive and national central committees
to consider the best means of furthering
the interest of the party, at which Mrs.
Gougar was present. Ever since the
election she has been criticised by some
of the extreme members of the party
for her part In speaking for the cause
of bimetallism in the late campaign. At
the conference resolutions were passed
asking for the resignation of Mrs. Gou
gar, whereupon she handed in her re
signation, which was accepted.
Mysterious .nurutr in inniana.
I , Chicago, Jan. 2. John Leinen, hotel
and saloon keeper at West Hammond,
was found murdered in his place yester
day morning. The case is a mystery,
and no positive clues to the murder
have been found. The police have
various theories, however, one of which,
they say. points to deep-laid plot. There
are indications that the crime vas com
mitted for the purpose of robbery, but
many things lead the police to think
there was no theft, and that the sign3
of robbery were made after the crime
May Be a Three Times Widow.
London, Jan. 2. The condition of
Lord William Beresford. who was se
verely injured by his horse rolling on
while hunting, continues to cause
iety. He passed a restless night
a physician was In attendance
upon him all night long. During the
past year he married the dowager
duchess of Marlborough the Widow
Hamersly. of New Tork.
Wolcott Starts for Europe.
New York, Jan. 2. Senator Wolcott,
Of Colorado, arrived yesterday from
Washington and will sail for Europe
today. He admitted that he was going
broad for the purpose of conferring
with foreign bimetallists on the subject
of calling a bimetallic monetary con
Ringing noises iu the ears, snap
ping, bussing, roaring, caused by
catarrh, all disappear with the ute of
BOAST OF WEYLER
Says He Has the Pinar del Rio
BUT 500 EEBELS 15 THE DISTRICT.
Province Is Pacified and Bnllets aad Ram.
St Will Terminate the Revo" ;.t Ion, Say
the Captain t.eneral Rius Rivero Not a
Success Senator-Elect Morey Call' at
the Havana Headquarters, bnt Falii to
See the Spsnish Chtita'r.
Havana, Jan. 2. IV war wtt-
sponder.t of La Lucha, of this city,
Senor Canarte, has telegra.i' e l to his
paper the substanct of an .ntervie
v. hich he had Thurs lay with C ptain
General Weyler, whose colunmhe joined
at San Cristobal. The captain gen
eral assured the correspondent that
there was only about 500 insurgents in the
province of Pinar del Rio. adding: "I
am able to say that the 'province is
pacified. Sickness, bullets and hunger
will terminate the revolution. I will
treat the leaders with consideration if
they surrender all. or nearly all of their
followers. Nobody can consider him
self the owner of the cattle In the
mountains ar.d woods which were born
last year, ar.d I allow the soldiers and
poor to gather t'-.em together and get
what benefit they can from them. I
have also provided for the establish
ment of cultivated zones in order to
avoid famine, ar.d I congratulate mv-
self upon the suppression the revolution
in Tinar del Hio. The rebels are lack
ing in valor and other elements to make
the uprising a success.
Says Rivero In a Failure.
With the asistance of the commer
cial chambers I hope to establish culti
vated zones in the province of Havana
between the two railroad lines; but I
car.not allow ieople to build houses
outside of the towns, as they only serve
as a refuge for bandits. Ilius Rivero
the name hitherto spelled generally
Ruls Rivera is disregarded by the Cu
ban partisans and is lacking in the
qualitii s necessary to make an Insur
gent commander, nnd neither Quintin
Randeros nor Calixto Garcia has as
much prestige as Antonio Maceo." At
San Cristobal General Weyler joined
ith those of General Obregon,
from Candelaria. Cantata General
Weyler wil continued encamped at lla-
yate until today. General Wearier or
dered a double ration of food and wine
to be served to the troops yesterday.
Money Tries to ce Wryler.
Senator-Elect Money, of Mississippi,
who is a member of the committee on
foreign rffairs of the United Stats
house of representatives, ptiid a visit
yesterday to the palace, accompanied
by United States Consul General Lee
and Vtoa Consul General Springer. Th -
-Marquis Almmada. acting captain gen
eral, was absent and an aide-de-camp
informed the visitors that General
Weyler would soon return to Havana.
Monty expiessed his regret at not see
ing the Marquis of Ahumada. and at
beng unable to await the return of
General Weyler before he left the isl-
VISIT TO AX "INCOMMrXICADO."
Xew York World Correspondent Goes to
See Henry Ilclgndn.
New Tork, Jan. 2. A special to The
World from Havana, Cuba, says: A
World correspondent has pen-trated the
Spanish official seclusion known as "incommunicado.-'
It is the first time such
a thing ever was known here. Through
the courtesy of the acting governor
general, the Marquis of Ahumada, your
correspondent has seen and conversed
with Henry Delgado, of Hudson. X. Y.,
a - prisoner here whose case has
attracted much atermion in the
United States. Visiting the ward
in San Ambroslo h'spital set
apart for sick political prisoners Del
gado was found in a large, lofty, airy
apartment with an iron grated door
guarded outside by two soldiers. The
ward contained twelve inmates, all sick
prisoners. Dclgado lay on a wide, com
fortable cot, which hal clean linen, a
white blanket and a pink chintz
counterpane with frilling around the
He is but the shadow of his former
self almost a skeleton; his skin yellow,
his face pinched, his eyes prominent,
and physically greatly prostrated. He
is suffering from an abscess in the
lower portion of the abdomen on the
right side, just below the line of the
umbilicus. It fluctuate-?, thus indicat
ing that the supruration is confined
to the abdominal muscles and not com
municating to the abdominal cavity.
He described his capture in Pinar del
Rio In a house with other sick persons
(really an insurgent hospital). He was
suffering from the ahcesss in his side
then, but it was not far advanced, and
"Some Insurgents who were pot sick
were fired on," Dclgado said, "by an
advancing Spanish column. I crawled
out of bed, rolled down a side hill and
hid in the tall grass, where two hours
later I was found by the soldiers. I was
at first tied with ropes, but Colonel San
Martin, commanding th" co'umn. or
dered me untied and j rmitted me to
ride cne of his pack mules.
"The troops marched all day and
camped at night. Colonel San Martin
allowed me to sleep at his headquarters
in company with his adjutants, and the
medical director fed me from his own
tame. The next day I rode again, but
with great difficulty. l"?ing In much
pain. Colonel San Martin contineud to
feed me and displayed a kindness I
never can forget."
IDEAL SITUATION" DESCRIBED.
Nothing To Be Desired In This Fart of the
New Tork Jan. 2. The World says:
General Calixto Garcia wrote of the
peaceful condition of the eastern part
of Cuba in a letter that his wife re
ceived Thursday. It was datvd at
Sabana Grande del Bayamo on Dec. 7.
"The flag of the Cuban republic." Gen
eral Garcia wrote, "waves in undisputed
sway over the entire province nt Or
ente. Tou can drive for miles across
the country and never meet a Spaniard.
Free schools, modeled after those or tne
United States, have been estaMished.
The farmers are planting and tilling
their fields as though no revolution ex
My army of 2,000 men Is in splendid
condition. The officers are all brave
young fellows, many of whom nelong to
the most aristocratic ftmllles In Cuba.
Jealousy among them Is unknown. We
are all animated by the same lore of
Independence and hatred of th. Span
iards. General Maximo Oeux z is wei
on his way westward. He cr --scl the
Moron troc ha Into Santa Clara during
the last week of November."
SateS Xew Rallwny Incorporated.
O'Neill. Neb., Jan. 2. Articles of In
corporation were yesterday filed say
Donald Mi leai for a corporation which
he claims H prep.T?d to complete the
Pacific Shr -t lln-- to t le coast its
original destination. The inr ri orators
were James Rooge. S. F. WakeSeM, L.
A. Seaman. Donald McLean and M. P.
Harrington. The amount of capital
stock is ir, .900.000, divided Into :.! 000
shares of J100 each. Th" proi si ,i in.
will run through the counties of Holt,
Rock. Brown, cnerry. Bherl lan. Rox
Butte. Dawes and Sioux. He '.a::ns to
have $30,000,000 of British capisai inter
New Cause for an Injunction.
Detroit, Jan. 2. Georp Mt:!r. nesr a
man employed by the Citlz ns i Iway.
has secured an Injunction re. r.ihain
the company from discharging ias I
The agreement between tl- cinany i
and the union Is that only anion men I
shall be employed. Mulroon. y ,j a I
join tne union ann t ii. walking i! : -ate
informed the company that it must dis
charge the motorman. The nipany
gave Mulrooney notice, and lv s- i ured
this injunction. Mulrooney b. at
torneys the lawyers of the i niway
company, and it is said to he a s' vme
or the part of the company to b ak the
Reforms for Forto Rico Mgiinl.
Washington. Jan. 2. T'n s inlsh
minister at Washington was relay
informed by a cablegram from Mastoid
that the queen regent hail sign 1 the
decree Inaugurating govern ra ntaj re
forms in Porto Rto-r T'i . f. rms
wereoutiined In BasrAsaoclati .1 Pi -sdls-patches
from here some tkSM ai l They
are especially significant at tnl-: time.
because of the avowal of S i n that
they will be extended to Cuba SCSI the
island has been pacified.
Ray Medcalf and r.uil Joice qu-irrele.i
about a woman at A im nnes, Ind.. and
Medcalf fatally shot Joice below the
heart, attest alf is highly i one
The bank failure i- :irn I at
Caen, France, of rv . id and .Inllen
Renter & Co. for L9M.SSS frasM I'jriO.-
000). Thehooksw.rer.ee.!! .!.. ; ilsi-
fled and David Betel er baa He L The
failure vtill probably ruin all the firm
er In the district.
Counting all clashes of r - r . Ger
many can in twenty-four hour - rai-- an
army of 4.00n.0i0 Msctpltned R :.
County Trensur.-r A. J. .1- ran. of
Austin, Tex., phot himself and will die.
He admitted to friends that Ms SM was
caused by a shortage of some SA.00Q In
While the United States In five years
had 7,229 strikes, there were In
Great Britain and Irelnnd during the
same period, l.&cr, in Fi r . " 7", In
Italy in fifteen years and 205 in two
year.s In Austria-Hungary.
A dispatch from Vienna reports that
rich petroleum wells hav be n discov
ered in the Buzeo distrii i of Ru:nanla,
about sixty miles northeast of Buchar
Last year 17,500.00 pounds of hops
were Import d from the Unit, d S:ates
by British brewers.
George L. Smith, Janesvil! . Wis.,
forged his mother's name to a check
for $10 and Judge Bennett sen! him to
state's prison for one y -ar. His i:i"ther
did not prosecute, but the man who
cashed the check did.
Buffalo imports natural gas from
Canada, and the question has arisen
whether the gas Is a raw or unmanu
factured article, subject to a duly of 10
per cnt., or a mintral entitled t enter
During the year 1S57 there will be no
eclipse of the moon, a very unusual
Fire at Gunnison. Miss., burned two
block3 in the business portion of the
town, entailing a loss of J"".'-''j. with
small insuran. a.
The public prosecutor at Madtll has
Issued an order of prosecution ariinst
the Heraldo and the Imparclal for
criticism of the military government of
To Care a Cold la one Day
Take laxative Bromo Quinine Tab
lets. All drueirists refund the
money if it fails to cure. cents
Tis true: Foley's Honey and Tar is
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iue oesi couo lucd. . Bold vj ai-
Celekreud for lucres! ,m earns treaftk
sM healtHfalnrev As ares res food acslnet
sum sad all f crass ef adu letatl.-o f on
to ii,- caeap seaade.
ho-tmx Bakonj ttesrsaa Co.' Bew Teak
Boys and Children's
Overcoats and Ulsters
Ages 21 years up, worth $4 and $5. to sell the entire line we have
put one price on the lot Your choice of a.iy
Overcoat in the lot for
If Interested Call
You know when we
We wish to have our large
stock cut down as low as
possible before tskin our
annual inventory .Jan. 1, and
Unprecedented Prices . .
to do it. If you want any
Furniture, if you Dead aay
furniture, or if you are
going to bay aay Furaiture.
at. end tais Pre-lnTcatory
Sale, and you will SAVK
MONKY. Believe as. We
can do you good.
& Carpet Co.,
it. 931 3ft Br vi j 3
your Boys go to
frozen; there's no use of it The fol
lowing price will tell tha rest:
have a special sa'e ii's
Most of the people in the world wear ahoet
most of them want something different. In buy
ing this fall stock, w : have tried to get enough
different styles and makes to please everyone
and we are try i or to et the trade of everyone
in Keck Island county. We realize what we will
have to do to gain tba. trade and we are iroing
to "t o" it. We are going to make the prices to
low, and we are goto; to give so much goodness
with th'-m. that it will hi pure insanity to buy
else wh rrt.
facts and just as
307 Twentieth St