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ROCK ISLAND ARGUS.
VOL. XLV. HO. 64
BOCK ISLAND. ILL TUESDAY, JANUARY 5. 1897.
Banker Schuaer, of Pittsburg,
Takes His Life.
DAUNTLESS LANDS IN CUBA.
Double Execution in the
Allison to Confer With Mc
Kinley. Pittsburg, Jan. 5. Christ Schuaer.
Jr., treasurer of the Nation's Bank
for Savings, suicided by hanging to
day. Ill health was the cause. The
accounts are all right.
Tariff on Un Stock.
Washington. Jan. 5 A large del
egation of western men appealed be.
fore the ways and means committee,
the schedule being that in agricul
tural products and cattle. F. H.
Rockwell, of Warren, Pa.; M. M.
Sherman, of "Salina, Kas., cattle
raiaers and feeders in this country
and Mexico, made arguments against
the tariff on cattle, saying that it
injured mostly the American citi
zens and farmers in this country,
who were paid to feed imported cat
tle. Congressman Curtis, of Kan.
sas, argued in favor of the restora
tion of the McKlnley rate, f 10, a head
on cattle, and f 2 a head on calves.
Daantlwa Lande Her Load.
Jacksonville, Fia , Jan. 5 A Key
West dispatch says the Dauntless
has landed its expedition in Cuba,
the same expedition the Three
Friends attempted to land vhen pur
sued by a Spanish gunboat, and left
at No Name Key. from which it was
taken by the Dauntless Friday. It
consisted of 400.000 cartridges, 1.000
rifles, a 12-pound rapid lire Hotch
kiss gun, dynamite, medicine, etc..
and 50 men.
MrKlnley and AIIHon.
Cleveland, Jan. 5. Senator Thurs
ton, of Nebraska, arrived this morn
ing from the west, and bad a long
conference with McKiuley. The
president-elect will spend the day
tomorrow in Canton, where he will
meet Senator Allison, of Iowa. It is
more than probable the question
whether Allison will become a mem
ber of the cabinet will then be delin
itely settled. There seems little
doubt that the senator has been
offered the place, but, it is said, is
reluctant to leave the senate.
Norfork, Va.. Jan. 5. William
Downing and Charles Williams were
hanged together in the jail yard this
morning, the former for murder on
board a schooner in the harbor dur
ing a drunken quarrel with his friend
Charles Bess, and the latter for kil.
ing Fmma Lane, colored, with a bul
let lired at a man.
Ie Victoria to Abdicate?
London, Jan. b. The Westminis
ter Gazette gives prominence to the
report that Queen Victoria has de
cided to commemorate the fact
that sho has enjoyed the longest
reign in Knglish history by abdicat
ing in favor of the Prince of Wales.
un. FrancUa Walker Dead.
Boston, Jan. 5. lien. Francisa
Walker was stricken with apoplexy
this morning and died soon after,
ward. He was widely known in pol
itics and literature.
Stlal.ter Willie at the Point of Death.
Victoria, B. C, Jan. ft. Advices
from Honolulu are that United States
MioUter Willis1 death is momentar
ftenator Al:lsoo off for the Capital.
Dubuque, Iowa, Jan. 5. Senator
Allison has so far recovered that he
lelt for Washington this morning.
Olatluenkthed fbjol. Ian lllee.
Philadelphia, Jan. 5. Prof. Will.
Ham H. Pascoast, a distinguished
physician, is dead, aged 6ft.
Store Closed at tjnlnry.
Qulnry. Ills., Jan. 5. The wholesale
and retail crockery store of H. Ridder
&- Co. was closed by the sheriff yester
day. The total assesis are $40,000 and
the liabilities SJO.OOO. Business will be
Death of a Pioneer Phymlelta.
El Paso, Ills., Jan. 5. Dr. S. L. Kerr,
tv pioneer physician of this county-,
tied at his home here yesterday mom
lag of paralysis. He had practiced
here forty one-years.
North, Dakota Bank rimed.
Bt. Paul lan. 5. A Devil s Lake. N.
D., special to The dispatch says: The
Merchants' National bank closed its
doors yesterday pending action of the
comptroller of. tie currency.
BLIZZARD IN THE NORTHWEST.
Chicago Weather Sharp Says It Will
Probably Soon Abate.
Chlr-apro, Jan. 5. The storm which
has bet n raging for the last forty-eight
hours in the northwest has not In
creased in severity, save perhaps In
Iowa, and the signal service office In
this c ity, which runs affairs generally
In the northern Mississippi valley, is
upon record as declaring that within a
short time the storm will "probably
aiiat?." The wind being high through
out the storm, and in some instances
has fhown remarkable pertinacity in
changing to high figures, it having for
thirty -sil hours kept up a flfty-two-irile
gait at Huron, S. D. Falling tem
perature is general in the lake region
and upper Mississippi valley, but there
has been no heavy fall of snow east of
Iowa. The river at St. Louis Is expect
ed to reach the twenty-five-foot mark
ALTGELD WINa THE FIGHT.
Beats Hinriclisen in the Struggle for Po
Springfield, Ills., Jan. 5. Allred S.
Trude will be the Democratic candidate
for mayor of Chicago this spring as
one result of the complete victory of
Governor Altgeld In the organization
of the new Democratic central commit
tee, which met here last night. The op
position to the governor was routed so
badly that it dared not show itself.
TwentyVino of thf thirty-one mem
bers of the committee met in caucus in
the governor's mansion at 10 o'clock and
decided on a slat- of affairs which was
put throuRh without oppociltkm at the
regular meeting of the committee in
the evening. W. H. Hirrichsen. who
has been lightin;-: the governor, was
left out in the cold world so far as the
state organization is coacenssA
Blue Cat Train ataSjfea ( onft-sscs.
Kansas City, Jan. .".One Quinn has
been arrested for implication in the
IJlue Cut train robbery and h'is made a
confession. He tolls in minute detail
how the two hold-ups of Chicago and
Alton trains at BttM Cut were planned,
with Kennedy as the arch-plotter. He
gives the names ol all the men in each
of the affairs, tells hi.w the money was
divided, and where the jewelry was
buried near the sc(n of the robberies.
Besides Kennedy and Flynn the gangs
are said to have included two others
for whom the officers are now search
ing. British P ma Whip the Zulus.
London. Jan. 5. Advices received hero
from Blantyre, the mission town of
British S.iuth Africa, announces that
the British force sent last month
against the Ang. Pi Zulus under Chief
'hikusi. who hail invaded Southwest
Nyassaland and burned a British sta
tion, besides killing the iiihal.itants of
a number of villages, has routed the
Angonis with heavy loss after some
sharp fighting. Chief Chikusi was cap
tured and hanged. Five men of the
British force were wounded.
Big Bam In the Mississippi.
St. Louis, Jan. 5. As a result of late
heavy rains north and west of here the
tributaries of the Mississippi and Mis
souri rivers have swollen to such a de
gree that an unprecedented rise of
about fifteen feet has taken place in
this harbor since Sunday morning and
the water is still rising. The hard freeze
of Sunday night and yesterday, how
ever, will check the rise so that but lit
tle damage Is likely to occur in this vi
cinity. Bryan Writes a Letter.
Amesbury. Mass.. Jan. 5. W. J. Bry
an has written this letter to James L.
Tibbetts, of Amesbury, a prominent
Democrat: "I am confident the gold
standard will disappoint those expect
ing it to restore permanent and general
prosperity. The consciousness of duty
done must sustain us until we see the
triumph of our cause. I have no doubt
of ultimate victory."
Took Him Six Months to Recover.
Rockford, Ills.. Jan. 5. Miss Mario
Persons, the soprano of the Marengo
Baptist choir, did not sing as usual Sun
day. Together with a young man from
Belvidere named Fred Bush, she went
to Janesvil! wis., where the two were
married Less than six months ago Bush
attempted sui.-ide because he was re
jected by a Belvidere girl.
MrCuilagh Left No Will.
St. Louis, Jan. 6. Joseph B. MeCul
ligh. late editor of The ("lobe- Demo
crat, left no will. His estate is now in
the hands of Dr. William C. Richard
son, the public administrator, and will
be divided among seven sets of heirs,
part of whom live in Dublin, Ireland. A
conservative estimate of the value of
the estate is $i210.ooo.
Footpad Assails a Woman.
Oconto. Wis., Jan. r.. While Mrs. Ta
bor, a widow, was returning from a
neighbor's at 9 o'clock at night she was
attacked and knocked down by an un
known assailant for the purpose of rob
bery. Her dress was torn and her face
badly i ut. The man was frightened
away before securing any money.
Representative Money Appears.
Havana. J;in. 5. Representatvie
Monty, who caused comment here by
an anexptatned 'iisappearance, returned
from his trip yesterday and is at his ho
tel again. He de lines to discuss his
trip or the comments and excitement
which have been caused by his absence
from the city.
Juror Will Have to stand Trial.
Oshk sh. Wis.. Jan. r.. judge Burnell
has directed the district attorney to
bring proceedings against Oardner Al-
j len. the juror found guilty of derrelic-
non or duty during the recent Burdick
Phillips slander case and discharged
from duty durinc the trial.
Governor of Wi-.-onsin Inangnrated.
Madiscn. Wis.. Jan. C In the hall of
j the house of repres. i.tatives yesterday,
l before an audience that packed the
hamber. Major Kdward Scofield was
j inaugurated governor of the state,
j Last night there was an inaugural ball
1 and reception.
ion can i oe we i it your blood is
impure, but you msy have pure blood
and good health by taking Hood's
SAM CHASE SHORT.
Well-Known Chicago'an May Ba
WI5DY crrrs latest seusatiou.
Popular Ex-Cennty Recorder Said To Be
Indebted to the Cfflre He Held to the
Amount of Over S.VI.ooo . Bolt imorc
Bank Cashier, Short i;0,OO0. Commits
Suicide Wh n Taxed with His Defalca
tion. Said to Hare Been Careless.
Chicago, Jan. 5. Criminal proceed
dings may be instituted against ex
County Recorder Samuel B. Cnase as
the result of the investigation of the ac
counts in his office. Kxperts have been
working on the boks some time, and
yesterday County Attorney lies made
a formal report to the financ? commit
tee of the county board confirming the
expert's reports, which showed a total
shortage In the accounts of the office
a over $,",2,000. and recommending that
criminal proceedings be Inst! uted for
SHORTAGE ESD IN A TRAGEDY.
Trusted Bank Official Suicides in the Face
of the Charge.
Baltimore, Jan. Richard Cornelius,
cashier, and for forty-two years con
nected with the National Farmers' and
Planti rs bank, of w hich Bn x h Pratt
was president up to the time of his
death, was discovered to be short in
his accounts to the amount of about
t6Q.r0 yesterday. About 10 o'clock yes
terday morning Cornelius was notified
of this discovery and left the bank.
At 1:18 o'clock in the afternoon his
dead body was found in the duck pond
at Iru;d Hill park. He had committed
suK-ide by drowning. On Saturday last
the attention of the bank's oifleers was
called by the bank examiner to an ir
regularity in the accounts of a country
hank, for wMch the National Farmers
and Planters' bank was cot, sr ndent.
and the otficers Imnifliat' ly began a
rjuii-t investigati-.n of the cashier's ac
counts. When Cornelius crriv. 1 a' t i-
bank yesterday morning he was ku til
led before the board of dirootots.
Cornelius, it is lahjl aloud, claimed that
he could make a BattsrtBCSSf St Still ft nt,
and he was Batawed to go into MS ther
part of t' bank to g..; a c :t:iin o.tp r.
He rata not return, and after the
laps. , i some time the eaStecten as
certained that he had left the build
ing. Detectives were at , ru . summoned
STal Hke kneed Cornelius to Druid Hill
pro, wswre in a short throe tie- body
was foun i in the t.end. lis hit arafl
first foun 1 ttwit jh SWTfaMS of in
rater, ir. whl t Cornelias h id sal srsri
deliberately dr . .. , . . himself. '..melius
left a w idow and a dniigii-.' -. t!:- widow
of the late Cliarl-s L. Cars, n, a w . II
known architeif. Mr. Cornelius was one
ot the oldest and best-known hitik
cishiers in Baltim .re and hisaoquainnt-
ance among barkers extended through
out the country. He was of a cheer
ful disposition and was prominent In
religious circles, and was als largely
interested in building associations In
this city. During the life of the hrts
Knoch Pratt, the philanthropist. h was
one of that gentleman's most intimate
friends, and probably knew more about
Pratt's private interests than any other
man in Baltimore.
For many y. :irs Cornelius had i n
one of the most prominent Methodists
in the city. He was a local preacher of
the Baltimore conference, president of
the City Missionary and Church Kx
tensien society, president of the Emory
Orove association, one of the trustees of
the Baltimore Annual conference and a
membpr of the official board of Madi
son Avenue church. Cornelius began
his career with the National Farmers'
and Flanters' bank forty-two years ago
as messenger boy. and worked his w ay
up to the position of cashier. I'ntil
Saturday there had never been even a
suspicion against his integrity. He wa
never known to speculate and lived
The vice president of the bank. Mr.
John A. Whitridge. talked freely about
the discovery of the shortage. "We
have nothing to conceal." said he; - the
old gentleman was very careless in his
accounts w'e requested Mr.
Cornelius to give us SsMess to his lnxiks
and papers which he did without the
least hesitant y, saying calmly: "There
may lie some error here date to e.ire
lessness, but there is no-.hii.g wrong.'
A few moments later he left the build
ing. Mr. Cornelius was bonded for
000 by the Empkiyers' Liability Assur
ance corporation of London and It is my
impression that this amount w ill almost
cover the shortage."
Storm Damage In ltllnoia.
Quincy. Ills.. Jan. r.. Later reports
increase the storm damage in this sec
tion. On the Pt. Louis. Keokuk and
Northwestern, and Quincy, Omaha and
Kansas City roads there were bad wash
outs which interfered with th- travel.
Th" rainfall was five inches in forty
two hours, and the Mississippi ros
eight feet since Friday night. The Witlla
of Pt. John's Roman Catholic church,
now being built at a ost of $3i.Vi0. v.
washed out on two sides and the edifice
will have to be rebuilt. Considerable
live stock was drowned.
Five Miners Instantly Killed.
S-.uth McAlester, I. T.. Jan. 5. Five
miners. Martin Royan and Joe Cox.
white: Tim Curry. William Bishop and
Simon Bitty, colored, were instantly
killed in a mine explosion at Alderson
yesterday morning. The explosion is
supposed to have been caused by the
fire bos unscrewing his safety lamp,
which ignited the gas. No dama.: as
done to the property.
More of the Commodore's Crew.
New Yory, Jan. 5. A special d . natch
from Dayton. Fla.. to The atveSnksj
World says: A raft with t or men on
board appeared off the beach here yes
treday. They were som" of tbe wreckd
seamen from the Commodore, and w : .
safeiy lit Jed. This accounts for twen
ty out of the twenty-eight men on
.Tustns. Dick Rooh.. who acted s
referee, and Tom O'Rourke. manager
of the Broadway Athletic club, are un
der arrest because Jpme Duffy la dead
after a ten-round (clove fight in the club
arena. He did not pt a "knockout"
blow at all, and dl"d of hemorrhaTe of
the brain, caused probably by the Jars
his head got during the bout.
At the election for senators in France
Sunday the Socialists were completely
Charles Bramlette. a farmer who died
at Cynthiana. Ky., Saturdav. was bu
ried Monday In a coffin of blue Ken
tucky limestone, which was filled with
fine old bourbon whisky and then her
metically scaled and placed in a grava
near his home.
Sir Joseph Hb kson. late nra! man
ager of the Urand Trunk railway. Is
dead at Montreal.
The arrest of a Japanese. S. Kiregaym,
on complaint of a young Japanese gir
at Butte. Mont., developed th fct that
several Janpanese In that city carried
on a regular slave traffic in the pur
chase and sale of Japanese (rtrls.
John J. Schmitt. who keeps a drug
store at Chicago, gave a stranger his
watch and The stranger had a re
volver and Mr. Schmitt did what he
thoueht was best at the moment. In
front of his store stood William P.t"-k'-r.
a Sheffield avenue djsSjSettSt, and
not ten fe't away sat John Mealier,
neither of whom knew of S hmitt's
troubles till they he rd him tel-hona
for the police.
It Is Stat' d that the British admlraliry
Intends to Introduce a new class tc tor
pedo destroyers of a minimum sped of
It is currently reported that the lend
ing Prohibitionists and tomrerance
workers of Kansas have decided to rude
the legislature this winter to pass a law
establishing a strtte liquor dispensary.
Obituary: At Naples, Italy. Cardinal
Fan Felice. 6.'. At Grand Rnpl.is. Mich.,
William it. Smith. 54. At Anderson.
Intl.. Mrs. J. A. Kakin. At Wh. nc.
W. Va., Philip D. Klkins. gT. At l'hoe
niic, A. T.. Representatlve-Bl- t J. J.
Davidson, ef R. nver. la 36. At Co
lumbus O, William A. N' il. ST.
Decree of I"rr ' -ure.
Springfield. Ills.. Jan. .".Judge Allen.
In the I'ntted States circuit ourt. yes
terday rendered a d"Tee r.f for-1 'sure
In favor of William Howard ar 1 ! vid
Block, of St. lui. against th-- Yn!re
Grain BSMktss' company, of
Madison county. Ills., in the sunt of
i?-V0fl0. The V- nb-e elevator Is a part of
the St. Louts I'ntted Elevator compa
In. era nee i ompany in Trnultlp.
New York. .1. n. a. Ifca WssSJ mys:
"Sensational ISBBMM are albeit asBBB til
ing the affairs of the OIt. Fire Insur
ance tnpan. of New York, of v hich
K. . J.ininee.in Is President, an '. J. S.
Frc-linchuys ti Is the get,. ral agent.
Jameson ami vn linchii" ..-n ;ir nls
partner.! in a bu.lm--si house.'" An ex
amination shows a very unsjtlse.ictory
Etate of affairs.
South Dukntn ISIIrzard-llnand.
Yfnktor.. S. D.. Jan. The blizzard
which began Saturd iv night r.ig d with
unabated fury last night, only ne
railroad Is r port, d to have m.. u a
train in South Dakota and this waa
the local em th" Chicago. Milwaukee
and St. Paul between Y.-nkton and
Sioux City. The storm Is the worst that
has ever been known for drifting; snow.
Ohio Coal Miners Are Idle,
Massillon. o.. Jan. r.. Notices have
been posted at all the min. s In the Mas
silion district, announcing a reduction
in the price r.f pick BShsfeBSJ fr SI to
31 cents a ton. The posting of the no
tice had the Immod'ate effect of eatis
ing a cessation of work at all the mines
In the district, and by this tine- pearly
2,000 men are believed to be Idle.
Is Sherman fining to Cuba?
Havana. Jan. 5. There Is a rumor
current that Senator John Sherman,
chairman of the senate committee osi
foreign relations, is expected In IIa
According to the Tagrblatt.
Berlin, Jan. r. According to the Tage
lilatt some of the European powers,
Russia and France being- mentioned,
have come to an understanding to make
representations to Washington in order
to prevent further trouble b' twten the
United States and Spain.
Womnii Dies in Church.
Quincy, ills. .Jan. iu Mrs. data Free
man of Denmark. la., while attending
services at the Elm Street Methodist
church here Sunday night, f"!l in her
pew and expired. Heart failure re
sulting rom religious excitement is
supposed tb have caused her death.
To Cure a Co! in on. Dar
Take laxative Bromo Onininn Tab
lets. All druErpiatg refund the
money if it fails to cure. 25 cents
'Tis true: Foley" Honey and Tar is
the best coub. medicine. Bold bT M.
Celebrat-d fnr iterreM e.Tenlas amafth
mod health'!-, ... As ores The food again.;
alcm and '. term, of ada wiatloa oobbbsb
to the cheap toraad.
Boys and Children's
Overcoats and Ulsters
Ages 2' years up, worth $4 and S9, to sell the entire line we have
put one price on the lot Your choice of any
Overcoat in the lot for
If Interested Call
You know when we
We wish to have our large
stock cot down as low as
possible before tslang oar
annual inventory Jan. 1, and
Unprecedented Prices . .
to do it. If yon want any
Furniture. If you need any
Kurnlture, or if you are
going to buy any Furniture,
attend this 'Pre-InTentory
Sale, and yon will SAVF.
MONEY. Believe as. We
can do you good.
& Carpet Co.,
34. SM. M Bradv 8t-
your Boys go to
frozen; there's no use of it. The fol
lowing price will tell the rest:
have a special sa'e it's
Yc will take Inventory
The lnt orthlft month.
IK) VOf SatlUTt what it is to take Inventory It: a ston-
rarrytiaj the SSli k we do"
It nvaus the iii-a-utiiis of llir.unm! .1 van! ol itoods. the
r-Tuntinir ot thousand r) aril e lew, the re rolliut and re iiarlcltiK, fla;.
II is to SVoiil SS murh of thi evM. la', it. iiicotivdiiemrsj- and
toelear our sUir. t as mueh iiuscs-mKhle m.il o erhfackerj
as po idle, that we have tliee
Gigantic Prc -
We want to o,n thr- Spr'ne Sen on with the ti.-wewt, the nicest,
arwl the lies. Ilenee airain the sale. Previous to in .-rHnry-day,
and rlclit nj. to the cverim ol stork laklnc. iilnte, om-ei' -a.
the pe trite' bantain giver- to mate LowCMt PlHOOOj
on Fimt-Clsa Dry Goods o) ever, des,Ti,ruoti,
etnlirsriit.' ill h following ' .art 'net;'
Shawls, ("' foris,
Fancy Good s.
The Viwet prle-. e- Unirhe! .r J 1 f-orvi' of tle HStne r las
In tla three nw 11 :
tlie fesi we t ire
Harncd & Von Maur,
Corner lra1 aad Niond fiereK.
facts and just as
Crr V ry,
. i e. .
await fire.'- wlm
ftOTaLBajusa Powon Co. St. '