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ROCK ISLAND A$GUS.
VOL. XL V. WO, 68
BOCK ISLAHD ILL, 8ATXTBDAT, JANUABY 9. 1997.
A BLOODY BUTCHERY,
Shocking Massacre at Janes
FIEND DESTROYS HIS FAMILY.
And Ends the Work by Self
Destruction. Fatal Feud in Kentucky, Also
Janesville, Wis., Jan. 9 Herman
Stimm shot and killed his wife and
son last night and then suicided.
Family trouble was the cause. The
bodies of all three were found lying
in pools of blood this morning. The
trouble began several years ago, and
culminated in a suit for divorce.
The body of the child was in bed,
that of Mrs. Stimm on the sitting
room floor and that of Stimm on the
bedroom tloor. Blood from the bod
ies leaked through the iljor and
dripped from the ceiling in the store
An I'clr Looklnr Affmlr.
Louisville, Ky., Jan. 9. The Post's
Murray, Ky., special says something
of a sensation his been created by
the death of two children of Milt
Baoker. They went to bed well ; this
morning tbey were found dead in
bed and another child is danger
ously ill. Booker himself acts as
though poisoned. His wife died
recently, and since then he has been
despondent, and attempted to get
other parties to keep the children.
The coroner's inquest failed to throw
any light on the matter.
The Tin l II Ouslderatloe.
Washington, Jan. 9 The house
committee on wan and means
reached the iron and s'e ;1 schedule
today. Representative Draper, of
Massachusetts, in behalf of the ma
chinery manufacturers of New Eng
land, advocated the restoration of
the McKinley rate. W. H. Alexander,
of the Grant Smelting company, of
Omaha, advocatd lower rates on
lead ore. Ropresontative Hermann
asked a duty of 10 cents a pound on
The subject of pig iron was ntxt
taken up. W. A. Ingham, of Phila
delphia, for the smelters east of the
Allegheneys, asked for a restoration
of the Mi Kin'ey rates. MoVil'an
declared that the TenuoEsoe Coal &
Iron company exported 70,000 tons
to Great Britain in the psst four or
five months, and practically con
trolled the English price.
Haoley Nut Utility.
Chicago. Jan. 9. The jury in the
case of J. R. Hanloy, general traflie
manager of the Atchison, Topeka &
Santa Fe railroad cn the I'hnre vio
lating the interstate commerce law
in granting rebates, returned a ver
dict of not guilty.
The Ilootbi at the White Ilonie.
Washington, Jan. !. Commander
and Mrs. Booth Tucl;er, leaders cf
the Salvation Arruy in the United
States, were received by Mrs. Cleve
land by appointment at the White
House tnis morning, rney cat! a
long and agreeable interview with
Kontnfkr Urate Hi t ''
Brooksville, Ky., Jan. 9. Robert
Laughlin was hanged this morning
for the murder of his wife and niece
after having outraged the latter.
He then set lire to the bouse and cre
mated the bodies.
tjrdn Gets a Shakr.
Stockholm. Jan. 9 Two earth
quake shocks occurred in Christian
Stan at S this morning accompanied
by low rumbling. Many bouses
( .lionet Tlmt In rrriilrteit.
Cleveland. Jan. 9. The cabinet pre
dicted by one who has been a friend
and staunch supporter Of McKinley
during his later career is as follows:
Secretary of state. Sherman: seeretary
of thetreasuiy. Dingley. if hishealth per
mits; secretary of war. Alger; secretary
of the navy. Uliss: attorney general.
Judge tloff. of West Virgin::.: secretary
of the interior, Judge McKenna. of
California: postmaster general. Hanna,
provided Sherman is not secretary of
state: secretary of agriculture, a farm
er from the central west.
Silver Men Celebrate Jaekeon Day.
Washington. Jan. 9. Jackson Day
was celebrated here by a well attended
banquet at Masonic temple given by the
Jackson Democratic association at the
District of Columbia. The toasts and
speakers of the evening embraced the
following: rndependence." S. nator
Morgan: "The Democratic Party Its
Defeats and Triumphs," Representative
Jl. Malm, of Tennessee: "Andrew Jack
aon. and His Rival, Henry Clay." Sena
tor Blackburn. ... . .
ONLY THE FITTEST HAVE SURVIVED.
Darwinian Theory Illantrated In Mercantile
AnVIrs Dan's Renew.
Xew York, Jan. 9. R. G. Dun &
Co.'s weekly review or trade says: The
year 1897 begins with one clear ad
vantagethe past year has swept out
of the way a great number of unsound
concerns which in sny time of activity
would have been dangerous to busi
ness. Of the 15,000 commercial and bank
ing failures in is;6, with liabilities of
JJ76.S15.749. a large share represented
crippling losses in previous years, or
the violence of speculative storms in
1835 or the first half of 196. while thou
sands more resulted fp rn the fury of
the political tornado last fall. Banking
failures amounting to $".0.71S.9ir, during
the year averaged $1".6,1."6 each, and
were 14a per cent, larger than In 1835.
While banking failures have not
ceased at the exeat, apprehension about
them has almost wholly subsided, and
no serious influence upon general trade
is now expected. Many sound con
cerns were doubtless caught by the
epidemic, but pra-tiaHy all the Im
portant failures are traced to disre
gard of law and of banking sense at
periods of difficulty, it is felt at the
west that all business will b3 the sound
er after its purging, and the return of
money to New York has exceeded ship
ments to the interior by $2,000,OOJ for
Wheat rose to 92 cents on Monday,
but has declined again to 89.25 cents.
Cotton started up a shade, but the con
dition of the cotton mills foreshadows
curtailment. Prices of wool are a shade
lower. In woolen goods the only change
is a reduction of 7 c. in clay worsted
and mixtures and orders are not fre
quent. In iron eno-m ous purchases of
billets came with a rush, most of the
large cone-nip contracting for all they
required for months and even a year to
cornc, an! some of the largest contracts
are said to have been about $15 or even
less, but there is as yet no better de
mand for structural work, bars are
weak, nails have declined to $1.4rt for
wire and $1.30 for cut, and little Is doing
GOLD DEMOCRATS KEEP THE DAY.
.Taek.on Remriribrrrtl hy a Tlanqnct at the
Chicago A ;:. lit i. rhi in.
Chicago, Jan. 9. Representatives of
the gold Democracy cf Illinois and other
states of the middle west, northwest and
south met at the Auditorium last night
for the purpose of celebrating Jackson
Day. Fully 500 men Were present. Let
ters wire received from President
Cleveland, Seeretary Morten and S?n
ator John M. l'r.lmer, and a large num
ber of Democrats throughout the coun
try sent either through mail or over
the wire messages expressive of the
regret at the inability of the sender to
be present in person, and all sent words
Indicative of the utmost conhdenee in
the future of that branch of the Dem
ocratic party which has declared It
self against free silver. A reception was
held before the banquet, the "receiving
line," including Henry Watterson and
other gold Democratic notables.
At the banquet Franklin MacVeagh
was toastmaster and when the good
things for the inner man had been dis
posed of Henry Watterson was intro
duced and received with a ringing
cheer. He spoke of "Th? future of.
Democracy." Other aaeakerl were
Charles S. Hamlin, assistant secretary
of the treasury: General liuckner. John
P. Irish and Hugh Ryan (of Wiscon
sin). Cairo, Ills.. Jan. 9. "Jackson Day"
was patriotically celebrated in a non
partisan way by the woman's club, of
this city, a very large assemblage be
ing addressed last night by i.ie well
l.noun Antic KxplorT Evelyn P..
Baldwin, at present the signal service
observer at this station.
OFFICERS FIRE ON STRIKERS.
Two Men Seriously Wonmled at Rutland,
111., Anil the Town Oearilc-il.
Ottawa, Ills.. Jan. 9. The latest ad
vices from Rutland are that the village
was very quiet, but as a precaution
against an uprising President Rland, of
the village board, has sworn in a num
ber of extra policemen, who are on
guard at the mine, allowing the troops
who were en duty all night to sleep at
the hotel. Sentinels have been rlaccd
about the mines and along the Illinois
Central tracks immediately west.
This is the sequel of a riot that took
place at Rutland yesterday morning in
which the striking miners inarched to
Hakes' shaft with the avowed intention
of destroying the property and murder
ing Hakes. The sheriff had a posse of
sixteen men there well armed, and
when the strikers made a rush he fired
on them, wounding two seriously, it is
The principal point of dispute is the
payment according to the scale adopted
by th" International Miners' union. This
provides for 62'L. cents, mine run, but
Manager Hakes holds out for SO cents
under a diamond sereen. He has prom
isol w arbitrate ly the 16th, and the
troops win remain until that date.
Itannein', ..nli .sioa ' Not Credited.
New York. Jan. 9. Captain O'Brien,
of the d tective force of this city, said
yesterday that he did not attach any
importance to the alleged confession of
Frederick F-aurnan. at Louisville, Ky..
that he was the man who had "knocked
out" Frank Arbm Me, of Denver. Colo.,
who want found dying early one morn
ing in this city, several weeks ago. Bau
man had said that he struck Arbuckle
with a revolver: but no marks of vio
lence were found upon the dying man
when he was examined by the police
I'olnonou aui;i' at' Chicago.
Chicago. Jan. 9. The Bromstedt,
Roth and Holdman families, twelve
persons in all. were poisoned yesterday
by eating fresh pork sausages. Of the
! above Joseph Bromstedt and Mrs. Roth
have slight chance of recovery, and
three ethers are in a critical condition.
The others will recover. Besides the
! alove it is said tnat at least four more
j families have been affected in the
' same way.
Others have found health, vigor
j and vitality in Hood's Sarsapariila.
and it sural? has power to help yon.
Comes Down Hard on a Woman
Charged with Libel.
LADY S00TT 6IVEU EIGHT MONTHS
For Pnblfehlng Infamon Charge Aaalmt
Her Son-in-Law, Lord ltucll Juatice
Hawkin, In Vivine; Sentence, Her
Ladyship a Rude -bi-k for Which She
Thanks Him and Later Creates a Ura
matir c ne in C onrt.
London, Jan. 9. The long trial of
Lady Scott for libeling her son-in-law.
Lord Russell, closed yesterday quite
dramatically. Lady Scott had pleaded
guilty Thursday and yesterday's ses
sion of court was to pass sentence upon
her and thoe indicted for libel w ith her.
The libelous charges were similar to
those made against so many young
men of good family in the past two
decades and Lord Russell made the fight
err. nans i.ockwood.
of his life against the stigma. I.ady
Scott and her daughter. Countess Rus
sell, were both stylishly dresed, but
both gave evidence of extr -me amdety
and nervousness. Justice Hawkins
entered the court room shortly after
11 o'clock. The others present were
principally lawyers. There was only
one woman spectator.
!-ai' Counsel Pleads for Merry.
Sir Frank Loi kwo -1. counsel for Earl
Russ.ll, in a brief speech asked that all
ground for doubts as to his lordship's
c haracter be romowd, and counsel for
Lady Scott addressing the o.iurt In turn
said that her ladyship an uld undertake
never to republish the lib?ls, and h
appealed to the Judge not to deprirc
the daughter of her mothe r's protection.
Oninad then asked permfaKfoti for his
dent to make a statement, and JusMee
Hawkins nodded his consent. There
ui'oa Lady Scott read an address say
In;' that she accepted any punishment
the judge would give her for the sake
of honest, suffering women, believing
the men in the dock and the dead man
(Frederick KasO. the groom who dbd
of consump;i..n in Hi lloway j H, wh-ie
he was confined as one of the three
male defendants, had loM the truth.
Looks tor llnrin to the oumee.
Continuing, h- r ladyship said she
trusted that no one in the court ro m.
in Sliding lie' judge, wou'.d ever
th ir daughter suffer as h- r's had suf
fered. Her or.ly fear was that h. r
daughter would be followed by detec
tives and that si ne ttling would happen
to her. Lady Bead was very' nervous
and twilling, but she read her state
JISTICK HAW KISS ROASTS MY LADY
And "Sends Hrr for Eight Months
Itathi-r Wild Court Sc:-ne.
Justice Hawkins summed up in a lu
cid manner. He reviewed the case at
length, and as he proceeded Lady Scott,
who was visibly growing more nervous
every moment, stepped l ack and forth
in the dock, and when Justice Hawkins,
continuing, said: "In 1SS9 arrived that
ill day when Karl Kusscll made the ac
quaintance of Lady Scott, the origin of
all this unhappir.ess." her ladyship in
terrupted with: "Thank you, my lord."
Justice Haw kins icnured the interrup
tion, but Hall, counsel for the male de
fendants, w ho all along had squabbled
with the judge, made an objection,
threw down his brief and said: "I aban
don the case." The incident caused a
great sensation. All present in the court
room stood up. Lady Scott became hys
terical, threw l ack her head, poun ! I
the railing of the dock and shrieked:
"This is abeminable.
Counsel tried to pacify tmtj Scott,
and when quiet was eventually restored
Justice Hawkins sentenced her to eight
months' imnrisonment without hard la
bor and afterwards imposed the same
sentence upon the two male defendants.
When Countess BoaaeB heard the sen
tence pronoun' ed she shrieked, and hrr
mother shouted: "There is not one word
of truth in it." Then addressing her
daughter apparently, she cried: "You
said it was impossible to get justice."
Thereupon Justice Hawkins ex
claimed: ' I will not allow- you to thus
address me." The court officials
promptly removed Lady Scott, who was
taken to Wormwood Scrubs prison.
Cockerton and Aylott. who are two
common-looking men. stood stolidly in
the prisoner's dock throughout the pro
ceedings. Earl Russell, who occupied a
seat among counsel, beamed through
out, evidently deriving considerable
satisfaction from the result of the trial.
Owing to ill-health Lady Scott will l
accorded in prison the privileges of a
Interstate Com mere e Law taw Cloned.
Chicago, Jan. 9. The case against
Tariff Manager Hanley, of the Santa F
road, for violating the Interstate
commerce laws prohibiting r 'vet
went to the jury yesterday aftenv.'.n.
The Jury reached an agreement wirhln
ten minutes after leaving the court
room, but its nature will not 1 definite
ly known before today.
In heraldry nine different varieties
cf the crown are reorartiiz'd as insignia
of rank the oriental, the triumphal or
imperial, the diadem, the obsidic.nal
crown, the civic, the crown faA ry, the
mural crown, the naval and the crown
bILVER MEN OF MICHIGAN.
They Hold a Confer, nee to Prepare tar
the Febtoary I e-l .-Ites.,1 ntloa .
Lansing. Mich.. Jan. t. An op-n J lnt
conference of the Democratic. Populist
and DMaa silver stata central commit
tees was held here yesterday. It was
quite largely attendad by prominent
leaders In the parties rerAaeated from
all parts of the lower penfnsula. and It
was evident tht tre-ir enthuInsnafor
free silver coinage hnd not abated on
account of the results . f the November
election. It was decided that th state
convention to nominate a Justice of tho
supreme court to sucoped Chief Justice
Long and two r. gents of the university
be held at Crand Rapids not later than
Feb. 20. The plan Is that the nomina
tion for Justice shall t;o to the Demo
crats and that of the others to the
Populists and sllverltes. Resolution.
were adopted demanding that a tax of
2 per rent, on incomes of 11.500 and up
wards be enacted by the present legis
lature: urging that all government Is
sues of money be legal tender for all
obligations, opposing retirement of the
greetfoacks. and reafirming b lief in
free coinage at 11 to 1. An unsuccess
ful effort was made to Indorse
Governor ringree's message in the en
tirety altienigh It was d -elared to be
satisfactory as a whole.
It Is anuonnced that Miss Ella Walk
er, daughter of Mr and Mrs. Frank
Walk, r. of Di troit. and niece of Hiram
Walker, of Walkersv ilb. Ont.. the dis
tiller, will shortly be married to Count
von Mattisehka. of Schbiss Bechan, Ger
many, a wealthy young noble.
Burglars bi ke into Mrs. Henry Vo
gel's residence In South Newark. O.,
and stole a aocketbook containing
about Jl.'o from her bed. Mrs. Vogel
was awakened by the noise, and going
to another room she discovered the
house on fire and coal oil over the
Arthur Watier. a floor walker tar Mar
shall Field & Co., shot and kill d him
self on the sidewalk at I to bey and West
Polk strei ts.
The magnificent mansh.nof MissM i-y
Garretl at Baltimore v is the scene of
a terrible accident. Miss V , V. Hopg.
land, private secretary to M s '".Trett,
fell down the elevator shaft, a distance
of forty feet, and died in a few hours.
Arcune nts in the election contest of
Thomas K. Watson, late candidate for
vice president on the IVpullst ticket
against James C. Black, of the Tejith
congressional district of ti oigi.i, are
going on at Washingi !.
It is officially announce! that 1 230.000
persons are now enrtng d on the relief
works in Ir.dia. and it i-i a 1 lei Ufett the
number will probably iva'-h 2.0-'.O03
during the coming week.
Governor Hob imb, of Nebraska. In
hl3 m"s age to ihe legislature recom
mended some ajnertdtm i,t.- that will
prevent the use ...v : d e-nations
by bolting factions.
Five general olilcers of Ihe army and
three of the navy will retire, on reach
ing the age limit, during th" present
Five children were drown, d a a re
sult if the tlei .ls in Texas county. Mi.
Copb s of the pari r involving nb ut
$1.00').0i0 In the Bacil'c r ad sub-ddy ac
counts which are missint; ftotn the
treasury department hav een f ejnd to
be on file at the interior department.
The Electric Grain Ek vt or company,
of Buffalo. X. Y.. was Mearaawati d with
a capital stock uf 3SP.iW to operate
Repn tentative Money has arrived
safely from Cu'm. where he- went to
see what he could se e
It is understood that Major and Mrs.
? Kinloy will return from Clev land to
Canton on Monday.
Old Chicago Suwug Itauk to Quit.
Chicago. Jan. 9. The Pime Savings
bank with 4.0i0 depositors, one of
the oldest exclusive savings banks In
Chicago, will go out of existence before
the expiration of the ninety-day notice
which has been required of di posltors
since the susena)n of the National
Bank of Illinois. Deiositors will get all
Funeral of tieneral Walker.
Bosten. Jan. 9. The funeral services
of the late Frances A. Walker took
place at Trinity ehur'h at noon yester
day aad were very simple. The burial
service of tnn Episcopal church was
read ar.d n i ulogy was deHsn red. The
interment was in Mount Auburn ccme
etry. Got. stone on llngand.
Jefferson City, Mo.. Jan. 9. Governor
Stone's messatre was e. . i t , the l.-gi-ture
yesterday. The feature of it Is a
recommendation to mak train robbery
a capital offonse.
To Core a Cold la one Day
Take laxative Bromo Quinine Tab
lets. All druggists refund the
money if it fails to euro. 25 cents
Tis true: Foley's Ilonej ami Tar is
the best coch medicine. Bold hv M.
CeJebrau d for It great kivmnf eapaaaaa
K bcaltbrularrr Aarata tbc load afataet
alsa aad !'. fora ol adu iciaUoa cuaiaMa
to tie cheap brao4 .
BoTAlaUnw Powaam Co.- e Tot.
ONT let your Boys go to school half
frozen; there's no use of it The fol
lowing price will tell the rest:
Boys' and Children's
Overcoats and Ulsters
AgesJ years up, worth $4 and $S, to sell the entire line we have
put one DTice on the lot Your choice of any
Overcoat in the lot for
It Interested Call
You know when we
- -1 i
On every purchase
at the Davenport
Furniture Carpet Co.
To trade where the
assortment i the best.
To trade where the
designs are the latest.
To trade where the
qaality is guaranteed.
To trade where prices
are the lov est.
To trar!e at the
324. 2. 32 Brady St.
DA YEN POET
have a special sa'e it's
DOLLY BROS. VOTING CONTEST
First Prize Miss Mamie M enan, 2704 Eighth
avenue, 1 12 votes, $25 cash.
Second Prize Miss Lillie Strcckfus, Twenty
third street, 64 votes. Si 5 cash.
Third Prize Mrs. J. Cunningham, 2436 Eighth
avenue, 47 votes, $5 cash.
Fourth Prize Miss Agnes Twomey, 2533 Fifth-and-a-half
avenue, 42 votes, $4 shoes.
Fifth Prize Mrs. Ella Shiffcr, 529 Fifteenth
street, 32 votes, $3.50 shoes.
Sixth Prize Miss Lffie Tonn. South Rock Isl
and, 26 votes, $2.50 shoes.
Seventh Prize Mrs. Ellen Callahan, 730 Elev
enth street, 26 votes, S2.50 shoes.
Eighth Prize Miss Agnes Nabb. Twelfth street
and Seventh avenue. 24 votes, $2 shoes.
Ninth Prize Miss Tillie Vogel, 1 136 Third ave
nue. 24 votes, S2 shoes.
Tenth Prize Miss Emma R'dickcr, South
Heights, 23 votes, Si slippers.
Eleventh Prize Miss Zu Miller, 191 S Third
avenue, 2t votes, St slipp' rs.
Twlfth Prize- Miss M.igyie Pender, Twenty
first street, 2t votes, Si slippers.
i " I'r " Mr . VY. E.Davis, 541 Forty
fifth street, 21 votes, Si slippers.
Fourteenth Prize Miss Lizzie Orr, Hillsdale, 20
votes, $ 1 slippers.
Fift - nth Pri7 Mrs. Emil Schadt. Barstow. 18
votes. Si slirper.
307 Twentieth St
facts and' just as