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ROCK ISLAND ARGUS.
VOL. XLV. HO. 82
ROCK I8LAHD n.T... TUESDAY. JAHUART 26. 1897.
QUAKER CITY'S LOSS,
Three Million Dollar Fire
MR. WANNAMAKER S ESCAPE.
Bad Blaze in Chicago and Pa
cific Junction Iowa.
Doings of the Illinois Lerjis
lature The Cold Spell.
Philadelphia, Jan. 26. The big
gest fire in this city for 3 ears started
this morning in the block bounded
by Thirteenth, Juniper, Market and
Filbert streets. It originated in Han
cock's big grocery store, and quickiy
jumped to Den net's restaurant, and
the big umbrella store of Hirsch
Bros. All the buildings were six
Btories high, and soon nothing ex
cept the walls were left.
The cloak store of Blum
Bros. adjoining Hirsch's went
The llitncs then communi
to the 8-story building ol
Dunlap Bros., fancy printers, atid ate
their way through the big store.
The roof and tower of John Wena
maker's store caught next. Wana
maker's fire brigade, under his per
sonal directiop, however, rendered
efficient service, saving the big store.
After about thirty buildings wore
destroyed the fire was brought under
control. It is estimated the loss is
nearly t3,C00.000. Several firemen
were injured during the conflagra
tion. The weather was bitter cold.
Bad Ftre at I'acllir Junction, Iowa.
I'lattsmoutb, Neb., Jan. 26. The
entire business portion of Pacific
Junction, Iowa, was burned this
morning. The lire started in a gro
cery store and 22 or 23 buildings, in
cluding the Pacilic hotel an i Odd
Fellows' hall, were destroyed. Word
was received here early this morn
ing, but too late for help to be ol
Ut Klvvator Fire.
Chicago. Jan. 26. Tho large fcrain
elevator of the W. H. Parcel! Italv
lng company was buried this rut.rn
ing with content j. The loss is 850,
000. Tll WBATBBB WK AUK n AVI Mi.
The State of Thloas In ejlilnaec 1ItIccs
In in An liftrertt n.
Chicago. Jan. 20 t 9 ..'clock this j
moruing the government thermom
eter registered 15 below. This was
three decrees warmer 'than nt the
same time yoster lay, but one degree
colder than 2 this miming. The
signal servico reports the sold wave
extending all over the west and
northwest, and there are no prospects
of a material let up for at least 21
hours. Trains are more or less de
layed by snow drifts and inabiiitv to
make steam. Mayor Shift's appeii
for contributions for the pj?r mot
with n hearty response. O.-er
113,000 in cash, 100 tons of coal and
almost an unlimited supply of pro
visions were sent in.
Washington, Jan. 26. Tho tem
perature was 8 above this morning,
one degree colder thai yesterday.
The weather bureau advices show
it is 20 to 30 below in tho northwest,
and that freezing wea'.hcr extendi 10
the gulf coast. A message was die
tributcd bv the weather bureau thin
morning throughout Florida by giv
ing notice that the temperature will
fall to freezing in the mrthwestern
portion and eastern F.oriJa by
Wednesday, but the cold wave will
not baas severe, as anticipated, and it
is douHitful if the tomporature goes
below freezing south of Jacksonville.
The barometer out west is thought
to indicate another drop in tempera
ture later in the week.
Pittsburg, Jan. 26 Western
Pennsylvania is still in the grip of
the worst blizzard in 12 years. The
temperature dropped to 5 below iast
night. There is groat snfTjriog
among the poor. M3ry Morris, col
ored, was frozen to death.
Buffalo, Jan. 26. The city was
swept all night by a GO-raiie brei z?.
Tae temperature, however, moder
ated some. It was 12 above this
morning. Tae city is experiencing
a water famine, slush ice having
aucktd in at the inlet and clogged the
New York, .fan. 2f. The temper
perature went as low as 5 above last
night. By 7 this morning it had
risen t) 7. The rise in th-s interior
was more marked. It is a'so mod
erating in New 1 ng and and Canada
at. Paul, Jan. fff.-
The tempera- :
. u-i x- :
tore thi mcrcing was 24 below. No
wind prevails and there is bright J
sunsh:ce, so there is not much suf
fering. At Med-cine Hat it was 46
below, Havre 32, Winnipeg 3).
notn'a cf the Illinois Solon.
Springfiell, Jan. 26. In the house
Reveli introduced abill for the re
pea! of the libel law pissed at the
last session. The law sought to be
repealed provides that no person can
coileet punitive damages from a
newspaper in case of libel, and tbn
malice must be shown. Bisse, of
Cook, offered a joint resolution set
ting forth the fact that the arbitra
tion ' treaty between the United
States and Great Britain drafted de
claring that it controvens the Mon
roe doctrine and is repugnant to the
wise councils of Washington; de
claring an arbitration treaty with
England should not be approved
by the senate of the United States as
being in derogation to this nation's
rights ss a barrier to cur progress,
arid subversive to our just aspira
tions. Sharrock introduced a bill
providing that railroads sbai:
cirry bicycles as baggage. Tiucs.
dale introduced a bill abolishing pri
vate balking. The senate was in
session scarcely five minutes. Mc
Kinlay introduced a bill prohibiting
convict labor by contract, and pro
viding that tho labor of convicts
sball be used for state purposes only.
Harris Uets His Election.
Topeka, Kas., Jan. 26. Both
houses of the legislature balloted
separately for United States senator.
W. A. Harris, populist, received 101
votes; J. R. Burton, republican, 53.
Harris will be declared elected in
joint session tomorrow.
Disaster to a ateddlca; r" arty.
Altoona, Pa., Jan. 26. Last night
a sledding party of 10 persons from
Tyrone drove into a querry at I'em
berton. The sled, horses and merry
makers were precipitated 60 feet to
the bottom of the precipice in a con
fused mass. Twenty w;re badly in
jured. Minister Willis Conolgnad to the SJoll.
Louisville, Ky., Jan. 25. Funeral
services over the rotnah-.s of tho late
Hawaiian minister, Willis, were held
this morning. The trreatest sim
plicity was observed.
'let him be duly hanged, too.
Mtsrrcunt Tkmrn HamaM Not IV HM to
Cumber Ska i: rth.
Oal. sl.'trpr. Ills.. Jan. 26. Ar.son Onvr
ory was i rdCNd by the coroner's Jury
committed to Jail without hadi for th"
Sawder of his wife. It was one of the
most l rutul fctl in tho history of
the county. Jam. IS, while dru'-.k. lreo
Ory seised her ly the threat, lent her
over the stove cnrnir and a lrox, and
kicked ar.d 1 at her, causing internal
injuries from which she dssd Sunday
ni.uht. Gregory was a once prosperous
farmer, hut took to drinkins until Ms
family wns reduced to ttaUUsUea and
his wife washed to get food for h r
Greatest Rlnclta.lc Mneo 1SHI.
Huron. S. D.. Jan. 26 The most rom
pt te snow blockade In the history of
this portion of the northwest sinco fXSJ
now prevails. Saturday and Sunday's
storm covered this portion of the slate
between the Missouri and Sioux rivers
and north Into Holla Iako?a. The east
bonad txpr. ss is held at Hightnore
since Saturday morning with forty pas
sengers. Tire Wijws I p SMOO.non,
Byracus. . N. V . Jan. 26. Fiee last
nh-ht destroyed the MBaye MaA and
part of the ltutlr Mock and damaged
the Keel r block. The following sp.r.-s
were barn i oat: W. W. Kimball com
pany, piano and organs: Hew "J"-rK
ri.iak iMMSSe; Falmer's milinery stores.
T. t il : about $10.0O"; mcstly In
sured. Stacutm r for mm Indiana Firm.
Iouisville, Jan. 26. Application for a
receiver Bar the M. A. Sweeny Fnundry
ompany. of Tw 111 SB tlJ. Ind.. was
made y. st- rday by the I'itsbnrg Forge
an i Iron company, and other creditors.
The petition alleges that the company
has d. fault. I en the interest on an In
debtedness of lss.No.
Fatal BaaaM of. ,,r.-c.
St. Joseph. jan. 25. Park Stir
ling and ;-.- Boone, residing near
Hamilton, Ilex, went on a spre Sunday.
At night they started home. Their
hedi. s v, -re found beside the road yes
terday. It is Utonght that they became
Bombed by the c Id and lay down to
Illinois 1. itatan ti Weary.
Springfield, ills.. J!in. 26. The house
met at r. o'clock last erasdSBK but ao-Journ-d
IriamdlaUty for the da v. When
the senate met at ;. e'eaeck neither the
lieutenant governor nor the president
pro tempore wc present. There being
no quorum the senate adjourned BB the
day without ganaacUng any business.
STATl I T 0in3, ClTT it Tji.LDO t
Lreis forstr. '
FraskJ . Cbecfy roske o-h tht he is th;
rcr.:o.-psr:nerol the inn of F.J Cheney 4 Co..
do.Dg hns-.oess In ;he city of Tall la, roant. ani
stte aforesaid, ard tht ta d firm wUlpsytte
niaof OSE Ul SDIi tD POL'.ARS for each
sn4 erery Cie sfl caUr.h that cattoiie cured tj
ihe mm of Bali's Ca;arrn Cbiv.
FIIASK J CHKX1T.
Sworn to be rota n.e atd inscribe 1 !n ni pres
ence this 6ta day of Dtcem i, A. D. 1S96.
I v 1 Notary Foblic.
nail's Catar.-h Cnre it lakea lnteraallT and acts
dlrectlr m n" b;cod moco-s rarraces
tjatem. Sen! for ics-amonlilt, ftrje.
F. J. CaraxT A Co. TcleJo, Okio.
Boidbj iityn.-, T5c
W. J.BRTA1TS BOOK
Last Chapter in the Hands of the
SOME EXTCACT3 IP.OM ITS PAGZ
Crsins with a IllcgrnpliT Written hy 7tr.
ilran and Kndt with a Poem hy Ella
Whrrlrr Wilcox Ills Uefinitlon of ili
ir.etai :-!! and Opluion of the Co:,;
and Thee Went to sleep.
Chicr,?-). Jan. 25. Ti-.e last rae t of
' The First Battle." Hon. W. J. Bryan's
book, have gone ta rress. and the TV.
B. C r.k- y C mpas, the NMsb1m rs. ex
rect t? have the first copy bound in
about a w,. k. Tfce bcok embodies a
ftery of the campaign of 1?6. It3 im
rtant events ani lsJes. and Includej
the ire. st n teworUiy ;nc:J n:s of Bry
an's famous, tour.- It also contains the
piincipai ai-i!:-f and documents re
lating to the silver movement, and
saf.-.e of Bry.ir.'s Jpeechea. Considera
Ml siai- givsVi to hl connection
wtsh the silver agitation while In con
"rtss and prior tthe Chicago cenven
:. 11. and to a disaWs-e.-n of the elrctin
1 tuins and an anSIlv :? sf the political
situation.. ( im ohe int. resting feat
ures ,f th bjoUlis th ' ioKraphual
(ch arritti :s by fir. Bryaa. .
Drdicxte 1 id BSSSSSt I . . S.
"The First Balfle" is d-dicated to
Kon. Kiihard P. IMr..I. of Missouri.
Genera! James R Weaver, of Iowa,
and Hon. Henry oX Taller, of C lorndo.
whom th.-" authoronsiders "the fore
most champi n of b'm -talKsm in th. :r
respective parties." The early chapters
are devot:d to an account of llryan's
connection with the silver movement
and th? development of the silver senti
ment. Then follow chapters devoted to
the KepuMican and Democratic nat. n
cl cnv.-ntinns. in. lu-ling the memorable
contest over the t'iii. ago platform. Re-
f. nirg to the fa. tthnt thcon. I.dlngsen
tence of his onv. ntion spch had been
mil J!y criticised. ltryan rays: "Ihadused
the idea Cros of Cold and Crown of
Thorns In substantially the same form
in a speech in congress, but did not re.
call the fact when I used it in the cou
vention." Ikfinc the Mt-aning or Ilimrtitllism.
A chapter is devnt. I to th" silver par
ty convention and nnith- r to the Populist
am ntioa. In SSSS milled ' Th.-Triple
Drssanl for Financial Independ
ence" bimetallism is thus defineJ: "In
a speech mad? in Ohio, I think in If3.
Senator Ph- man used language some
thing like this I quote from memory:
The parity betwei n gold nnd silver can
only ho maintained by the tiro cf p..ld
as a standard, with silver coined In lim
ited qualities as a limited lo-
g. il tet.d-r This can properly b
called bimetallism.' This definition pf
bimetallism has within the last four
years li-oome quite common among
those v ho favor the SJSM standard, hut
are not willlt.g to 1 known as mono,
metnllists. Pimetallism means two
m tallism itist as c-rtoinly as the word
biped means an animal with two f
It means th.- sm of two m- ta!s an
standard money, and to be standard
money they must be treat. -d alike. If
to w gold as a standard, with silver
COSa in limit, d quanities a limit, d local
tender Is bimetallism, then Knglnnd
now has bim. lalism."
wr.iTi; or (.old Dr.Mnrn atk.
Rays They fcd the farty Name for Pnr-
p,res ,,f IN-eeptlon.
In a enact r devoted to "The Bolting
nemocrats" Prjan says: "The only crit
icism whie h I desire to record I.ere Is
that the geld Democrats sought to use
the party name for the purpose of tf. -
ception. Th- party name h. longs to the
majority or the party, and aha minori
ty errant fairly, honestly or honeirably
MS that name in sue h a way as to mls
'.. ad th- rotors. uad the In
dianapolis convention Indorsed the Re
publican ticket we irlght have found
fault ith the ah. Bis of the a-r.ld Demo
crats, but th-ir methods w ui I not have
b- n opn t. attack. To rominate a
Whet, ho-vrver. without th Intention
of voting for It. ar.e to h-dd publio
meetings for th- ostensil 1 punose
of aiding the ticket but for tl.e ae-
cret purpose of aiding a ticket
which was not openly advo
cated, introduces into national affairs
a new kind of warfare' vhi.h. in rev
Judgment, history must e n 1- mn."
One of the last chapters is given tip
to "The Election Returns." nnd in this
Fryan says: "As the evening pr .creased
the indications pointed more and more
strorgly ti defeat, and by 11 r,-, k I
realized that while the return" from
the country might change the result the
success of my opponent was more than
lasahaMe. Confidence resolved its ;f jnl ,
doubt and doubt in turn gav- place to
resirrnation. While the compass:oaaaas
current sped hither and .thither carry
ing its message if gladness to faa and
Its messace of sadness to friend, th -r
vanished from my mind the vision of a
president in the White House perplexed
by the cares of stat -. and in the con
templation of the picture of a citizen
by his fireside, free from official respon
sibility, I fell asleep." Th bash la
closed with a poem by Ella Wheeler
Heath of a Well-Known .Tntlrnalist.
New Tork. Jan. 26. John C. sksM,
who for the past four or five years ha
been in charge of the Re publican state
headquarters at the Fifth Avenue h..
tel. died at his residemce here V - !
He had been ailing IST several days
from heart troub: . Mr. It-id w - ...
knenvn as a newspaper man and at on
time he was connected with th" me
chanical department cf the Chicago
B and later was managing edit-jr
of the New Tork Times.
Cabana Captnrrd Id a r.ive.
Havana. Jan. 2i. During a reconnols
sar. e at Mogote in Matanzas province
the Spanish troops captured in a care
two insurgents anl seven men and wom
en exhausted by eur.ger.
I -even: sickne-s and save doctors
bills at Ibis season by keeping; Tour
blood ricb and Dare with Hood's'Sar-saparilln.
COLO AT CHICAGO MODERATES.
Dnt the I r.jl.1 War Coatlnnes All Owr
I nrle Saaa's Dunisls,
Chicago. Jar. - Th 1 intense cold
has n. - rated a trifle in the lower re-gt-n.
but not to an extent to be appre
ciated ty anything except the ther-ra-imeter.
In a!! the cthtr parts cf the
west ar.d northaest the cold wave cm
tlnuea in fui; force. In Minnesota the
lowest temperature is reported at Vtr
y!n!a, where the mercury I cached N he
low: At Duluth It wa r: Morrhand. SI;
Fiiiibault. ST. In Wlscansln the tm
rerafjre ranged anywhere from IS be
low, which Is reported from several
feints in the northern part of the star,
to 11 and below, the latter brine
Tr.r '. MIcMean It was re?-ren
1 and 0. th latter belna from Mar
quette and its vicinity, rtoxkford reals
tered ths lowet In I!llno M below
and Chicaro came next with rfl. Clear
down to the Ohio tiv.r not b1bW
town rvpcrtcJ anythtua higher than 10
In Mls'oorl rome rur!u streah of
cold were observed. At ft. Jcssrph It
was 10 below, and nt Kansas City, six
ty m!l-s away, t at Th- - w"w. e
in th s r'alorlty. however, and had
things rretty much tl-. .r ewn way.
louth Dakota reported anywhere from
22 to 39 below, nnd North Dt knta an
average of 5 low-r than that. Th only
place !n the west that showed any
signs rf warming up was Nebraska.
The WBahasa .f d. stress began to
sound from the P'xty-e Ichth sr-et crib
early yesterday aft.rn -n. ad a tor
wa s. t 1 at at one e. The rrll- Is about
four miles cut In th. lake, and had mn
out cf cnal. fix men r.- then at wefk.
ar.d four ef them were I ruaht bak ti
the city. Th h.i I a e 1.. st rural to
ke. p from freettnir thronahcu' Hupday
night, but by burning ev.-rythlng that
was not natl- d d. aaj th-y managed to
let enough fire to generate steam far
the whistle. Th- weather last nisrht
was moderating slightly. It tlna at 11
p. m. a'. , ut - d. grees warmer then at
the same hour Sunday night.
NOT TOO COLO FOR POLITICS.
Visitors Are Xnmercns nt the Msrk llanaa
II. ' 1 . 1 II -IT r..
Cleve land. Jan. :. The Intemeely cold
w. ath- r prevailing yesterday apparent
ly had r.o appreciable effect In dimin
ishing the usual numl-r -.f callers nt
the office f National Chairman llanna.
Among the metre prominent visHors waa
National Ceimmltte-man Ifenry C
Panc. of Wlsei.r.-In. who ha.l an ex-te-nd.l
inf t. n. v uh lianna. Wh- n
a i: 1 I,' he tl :hi W.- n-.n v. mild
hve a re-ir.-s i-tutive in th
Payr.e very neatly porr!"d th-
by rer.-rrlngaho matt r to ll.inna. and
the e hatrmnn. In a like mar nee. aatd be
elid not bsHeve that any m-ml r f the
reimmlt. xroe: Id lie ir.lti.bd In the nfTI
clsl household cf th incoming n irrlnla
"My cne ambit h.n." said Hnnna. "Is
to harmonize it,., tmriy as far aa
We. not ertily In Ohio. I.u
the ceuntty as well. ., the , rid that the
ln sdmlr lt ration ' ' ! '
olwtrue ilon In the Inaugumti. n of a
p-llcy which will bring prop-rlty to
the pec pie. -
It a.i? stated teelay on eveeitent au
thority Hint the report aivrn aewatal
circulation to the- effect that Lyman 1.
Cage, of Chicago, had l.-n I ndervd
the treasury portfolio waa without
Tare laxative Bromo Quinine Tab
lets All drueriats refnrd the
money !! it faiN to cum. 25
Casevrts stimulate liver, sidaeya
and bowels Never sicken, weaken
or gripe; 10 rente.
Celebrated for l-.rreat lesTeetrs ttrragta
and healtSfalneaf . As-a-e-the bad aruaat
a:na and ai: ti.m ut aflii n isilaa easaaasa
to the cneap tmads.
DoTarRaaise rownsaCe. K Tnet.
J B 1.E1ST
crca Y ' o 1
Insurant nd Loans
Room 4, M'tche!! u:v"
On any Overcoat or Ulster in our store
This gives you a chance to buy the latest, nobbiest and best made overcoats
and ulsters in Rock Is'and. 20 per cent discount means to vou a saving of from
2S to 40 per cent lower than other houses arc selling as well made clothing, ?.s
our prices are always from !0 to 29 per cent lower than elsewhere at reguW
sale. Take 20 per cent d.rccunt off cf every overcoat ---that nvans a li.st-da's
investment for you.
Oa eveiy urchasr
at th- Dmeaport
Furniture Carpel Co.
To trade where the
assortment it the best.
To trade where the
dc Ignts are the latest.
To trade where the
q iality is guaranteed.
To trade wher. prices
are the lowest.
It Pay mi
To trade at the
& Carpel Co.,
314. IM. Brad? Su
Annual Discount Sale.
Final Call on Cloaks
'.rand Ending e.f the Clo.V Season
Prices Cut and Slashed until nothing re
mi s but the quality and style, and very
little ol tae price. No false valuations
Come and See
BUT 3 THK CHOtCC Of ALL CLOAKS TsUT
as . a iw and at; .
BUT TMF. CHOK E OF ALL CLOAKS THAT SOLO FOB
tl". IM -. in ' and first.
Bt fs Tin:
We never before took such tremendous
lots io cloaks Come early and get first
C orncr Hi n4 an! Hfm4 Nei t-Im.
OF ALL CLOAKS THAT rU FOB
12 and its St.
& Von Maur,