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Rock Island Daily ' Arg us.
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ROCK ISLAND, TUUBSDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 1S1-
.v J Single Copies 5 Cents
' , vrer Week 13 Cent
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)I THE BOLliffi
Entire stock was purchased at 50 CENTS ON
THE DOLLAR and now being: sold at slaugh
tering prices. Every dollars worth of this im
mense stock is marked down 33 per cent, less
than first cost.
Mat a Picnic
for tie Public!
The grandest opportunity to secure the big
gest bargains ever known or heard of.
STOCK MUST B!E DISPOSED OF AT ONCE
NALLY'S SAD FATE.
t Promises to Give the Tories
' Much Trouble.
HE TEMPTER FROM THE TIMES
And How His Offers Were Spurned by
the Persecuted Prisoner Liberty and
Wealth Offered for Testimony Against
Parnell The Disclosures of a Smug
gled Letter Attorney General Webster
Speaks a Good Word (for the World's
Fair Miscellaneous Foreign Xews.
London, Xov. 19. A letter is published
a conueotion with the disclosures in re
gard to the coroner's jury verdict to the
effect that P. W. Xally, the Irish Nation
alist who died recently in prison, bad
ben so terribly treated in prison that his
death was due to harsh and cruel treat
ment at the hands of British prison offi
cials instead of to typhoid fever, as those
officials announced. The letter referred
to was smuggled out of Xally's prison by
tn agent of the Irish Nationalists through
the assistance of a prison warden. It was
addressed to a prominent Nationalist, and
describes an interview Xally had with a
s ere. emissary of The Times.
Was Offered Liberty and Money.
It was previous to the sitting of the
Jfarnell commission that Xally was vis
ited in prison by an emissary of The
Times named Thompson, and it is this
experience, described in the letter re
ferred to, which is published. Xally
wrote: "Thompson abused Michael D.ivitt.
siying that he (Davitt) had spoken badly
of me. I replied that I did not believe
him. Thompson then abused Paruell
and said that be btd spoken badly of me.
I told him tue same as I told him of P.iv-
itt, that I did not believe him. Then
Thompson said: 'I am in a position to
offer you liberty and liberal payments if
you will serve The Times.' "
Proposals Indignntly Rejected.
Continulng.the prisoner wrote of Thom p
on's offer: "I fell like a savage, and was
ready to jump up and strangle him or to
knock his brains out with a chair. God
quickly gave me better thought, and I re
plied in as mild a tone as I could assume:
txobaok and tell those whom you represent
that Pat Xally will not become a traitor
to his country for all the gold that has
passed through England's mint since it
was founded, nor for the highest honors
England is able to bestow.' Thompson
repled: 'Think how glad your old parents
wostd be to see you.' I replied: 'They
would rather see me a corpse than a
trattor to my country.'"
r Couldn't Pump the Prisoner.
"Thompson." the dead man's letter con-
tin lies, ''then protested friendship for Ire
land and a lot of similar rubbish in order
to try and draw me out. He wanted to
know if Da:tt carried a revolver, and I
replied in substance to all bis questions:
I the judgfs were to ask me I sbculd not
reply to even them.' Finally upon rising
to leave Thompson said: 'Let us under
stand each other. Will my promises of
reward for you or fear of punishment in
duce you to speakf 'Xo,' 1 said positive
ly in reply. I have not mentioned oae
half of what he said because it is useless
to do so." Thompson also produced a
nnmber of letters alleged to have been
written by certain patriot prisoners "urg
ing me to 'tell all.' I told Thompson that
I was confident that all these letters were
Weakens Balfour's Position.
The story of Xally's sufferings has cre
ated a sensa'ion hardly inferior to that
caused by the Pigott revelations. Un all
sides are beard bitter denunciations of the
government for permitting such brutal
ity, and it is believed in liberal circles
that Balfour's position as leader will be
greatly weakened at the opening of parlia
ment by this new claim of prison abuses
under bis administration, and presuma
bly with his consent. Xally's friends
chargo that it was the intention of the
government authorities that be should
not live out his term in prisou, and that
the officials in whose custody he was un
Done to Death for a Purpose.
They did not want the story of the at
tempt to secure him as a witness for The
Times to reach the house, aud he was
gradually done to death with that object.
The smuggled letter, telling the very
story that they dreaded, and emphasized
by Xally's death, has come upon them
with crnshing force, because it was unex
pected. Tbey had hoped that the secret
would die wKh Xally. I be story of
Xally's imprisonment and death, with
The Times episode, are to be printed for
extensive use in the general election.
Every English and Scotch, as well s
every Irish voter, will bare an opportuni
ty to read it. i - .
PRAISE FOR THE WORLD'S FAIR.
The British Attorney General Expects It
To Be a Great Success.
LONDON, Nov 19. At the opening of
the 138th session of the Society of jlrts
Attorney Ceueral Webster said that the
society would insure tbat England would
be! worthily represented at the Chicago
World's fair. America would not be
worthy of her great traditions if she did
not accept the challenge to equal and
snrpass the European exhibitions of the
past. In selecting Chicago for the place
for the fair America had exercised a wise
discretion. Kivalry as to the site had
long vanished, and the speaker was confi
dent tbat all Americana would unite to
make the fair the greatest in the-world's
Wants of Western Millionaires.
A wealthy class was rapidly growing in
the western cities, who were only begin
ning to acquire ideas of luxury and re
finement, and must depend largely for
their education - in that respect on coun
tries of the older world. The Chicago fair
would be a great educator ia that respect.
The remarks of the attorney general were
listened to with great interest by the dis-
Pa Bis, Not.
Liu is, the son of Count d'Aguila, has
succeeded In borrowing enough money to
go to Bio de Janeiro, and will .probably
tufa u there soon as a hero or a martyr.
aescenaanr or limn Pedro i, are frowned
upon by the Coliurg branch descending
from the present D.in Pedro. Louis,
however, is poor and his fortunes would
hardly be made worse by an adventure in
May Explain the Brazil Troubles.
London, Nov. 19. A dispatch from
Montevideo says that the clergy are active
ly agitating in Brazil in favor of the
restoration of Dom Pedro. The clergy
are greatly dissatisfied with the Fonseca
government for Laving abolished the con
nection between church and state, and
although the government still pays sal
aries to the existing functionaries of the
church, yet they are not sure that even
to is sustenance will long continue. Be
sides, since the separation of church and
state, other sects have come to the front
much more boldly than during the impe
A Soft Thing for a Royal Rake.
Vienna, Nov. 19. The agreement be
tween ex-King Milan of Servia and the
regency has been made public. Milan,
who bad a reversionary interest in the
throne in the event of anything happen
ing to his son, King Alexander, renounces
all his rights, including bis right to inter
fere with the education of Alexander, for
the su m of 2,000.000 of francs a year. This
amount is more than the whole civil list
of the kingdom for the support of royalty
has heretofore been, and it is believed that
there will be a serious protest among the
The German Ilelclistag.
BERLIN, Nov. 19. The reichstag's re
assembling Tuesday did not produce the
sensation expected. It had been an
nounced that the emperor would open the
session personally, and it was even pre
dicted that the leading feature of the
speech from the throne would be congrat
ulation upon the formation of a commer
cial union between Germany, Austria and
Italy. But for some reason the speech
from the throne was not uttered, and the
reichstag Assembled in the quietest man
ner. CONFLAGRATION AT ST. PAUL.
A Blase That Left Nothing But the
Ashes of SI, 500,000 In Propety.
ST. Paul, Nov. 19. The magnificent
business bouses of Griggs, Cooper & Co.,
wholesale grocers, and Farwell, Ozmun,
Kirk & Co., wholesale hardware, were
gutted by fire yesterday morning. The
total loss will reach (1,500,000. The flames
were first discovered about 13 o'clock in
the upper floors of Griggs, Cooper & Co.'s
building, and when the firemen arrived
the fourth and fifth floors were all ablaze,
the flames lighting up the whole section
of the city. ' The work of the department
had little appreciable eGect on the flames,
which spread from floor to flour, until by
2 o'clock the whole building was a mass
of flames. About this time flames began
to emerge from the Farwell, Ozmun, Kirk
& Co., building, and in a short time the
whole block was in possession of the
Estimates of the Losses.
It was 9:30 a. in before the flames were
entirely under control. A careful esti
mate of the losses is as follows: Griggs,
Cooper & Co.. on stock, $350,000. on
building $300,000; Farwell. Ozmun, Kirk
& Co., on stock $4(0,000, building $250.
000. Insurance on Griggs, Cooper & Co. 'a
stock equal to loss; on Farwell, Ozmun,
Kirk & Co., $230,000: buildings fully in
sured. Loss on Knrl Simmons drug
store, $7,000; insurance, $5,000. Ice
formed ail over the clothing and gum
coats and pants of the firemen, who had
to be frequently relieved to give them an
opportunity to knock the huge chunks of
congealed water from their legs and
Will Probably Be a Martyr.
19. It is said that Prince
ILLINOIS ODD FELLOWS.
Thry Gather at Spriuglield to Transact
Their Annual Business.
Sfrisufielii, Ills, Xov. 19.-The grand
encampment of Illinois I. O. O. F. con
vened in this city Tuesday. Xothing but
purely routine business was traisacted.
There were nearly 200 patriarchs in at
tendance, about sixty taking the 'grand
encampment degree. The following offi
cers were electedi Grand patriarch, 8. A,
Murdock, Havana: grand high priest.
Samuel Baker, Chicago; grand senior
warden, H. 1. Kberlem. Carrollton; grand
junior warden, W. H. Smollinger, Gales-
burs: Errand secretarv. John C. Smith.
Chicago; grand treasurer,' J. P. Foss, Chi
cago: grand representative, . H. Crock
Meeting of the Grand Ledge.
The grand patriarch appointed the fol
lowing: Grand seutinel, Samuel Sutton,
Pekin; grand outside sentinel, E.L Cronk-
rite, Freeport; grand marshal, Julius
Kaible, Alton. The grand lodge convened
in the evening in the hnll of the house of
representatives aud will continue in ses
sion several days. A reception was ten
dered the officers aud members of .the Ke-
bekah convention by the local Kebekah
lodge at the state house in the evening.
The Trial of Murderer A I my.
Plymouth. X. 11., Xov. in. The Almy
trial was resumed yesterday morning
with a large crowd present. Almy looks
much broken down. Mr. Storey opened
for the defense aud spoke of the friend
ship between Almy and Christie Harden,
arguing tbat Almy had been eucouraged
to expect the girl to marry him. She be
came offended at a trine and tbey separ
ated temporarily. He returned and wished
an interview but was impeded by her pa
rents until the fatal night when ha met
her with her relatives and insisted on an
interview. His high strung nature led
him to an unpremeditated crime.
Pigeon-Holed the Proclamations.
Babtfoud, Conn., Xov, 19 Some of
the Democratic town clerks, who refused
to recognize Governor Bulkeley as the
legal governor of the state, have pigeon
holed their copies ' of his Thanksgiviug
proclamation distributed this week- The
same treatment was accorded tha Fast
' The Florida Senatorshlp.
Jacksonville, Fla., Nov. 19. Secretary
of State Crawford has countersigned
Governor Fleming's commission to Dav
idson . as United States senator from
Florida to succeed Call, in obedience to
the order of tha supreme eoart. Taa
t Abbreviated telegrams.
Austria has given' notice that she will
irlicipate in the Columbian expoaitiop.
The marble and dnvx "works of Henry
Volkeulng, at New York, were burned.
Fire broke out in the county jail at
Sbawneetown, Ills., and three of the in
More Welsh tin plats works have sbnt
own, owing to - the depressed condition
of the industry. ' '
Labor Commissioner Schulteis' charges
rains tbe Cunard line will be thorough
ly investigated. '
Tbe Epworth League, M. E. church, is
holding its ''sixth general conference at
Chattanooga. It now has 700.000 mem
The crew of the American schooner
William S. Bradley abandoned tbe vesstl
on Oct. 13, and it is believed that all are
There will be two claimants of a seat
in the United States senate from Florida.
Davidson having been given a certificate
as well as CalL
A freight and passenger train collided
at Fairmont, Xeb., killing two of tha
crew of tbe passenger train and injuring
A court decision in New Jersey makes
it impossible for any race track to keep
open.except Gnttenberg, which has a po
litical pull. J be decision makes betting
TlieXorth Germnn Llovd steamer EI-
er, Which sailed from Xew York for
Bremen on .' Nov. 7, hns not yet reached
Southampton, aud great anxiety is felt for
There are thirty-six tons of pennies in
he vaults of the sub-treasury at New
York, uml tbe sub-treasurer wants to get
rid of a few tons. He expects the holiday
season to heln him.
Ibe total loss of the American Express
company by the Western Union Junctkn
rob bery was ti.OOU in cash and SCO money
orders aggregatiug $25,000. Payment of
tbe orders has been stopped.
Mr. Hoyt, of Itocbester. X. Y.. was
badly hurt, his wife killed, and a bag
gageman given several broken ribs by an
accident on the Buffalo. Rochester ai.d
'ittsburg railway nt Perry, X. Y.
Judge Tuley, of Chicago, has granted a
temporary injunction enjoining the polios
of tbat city from interfering with orderly
meetings at Grief s hall, which was recently
raided on the charge that anarchists wero
Chicago, Xov. 1$.
Hoard of trade quotations fur today were
a follows: Wheat Xo. 2 November, opened
-jS3, clod Wc: December, opened aad
cloned W-. .May, opened and closed
$1,111 V- Corn November, opened 51 Ife, closed
61?ic; year, opened 45c. closed 44?sc; May,
opened - and closed 4-ifcc. Oats November,
opened and closed 32!ac; December, opened
nd closed 31;vj; May, opened 3-c. closed
;t!S:-. Pork Decenib.r. opened $8.30, closed
tn.Vt: January, opened $11.35, closed
SU.:&!s: .May. opened 111.70, closed $U.S7i,
Lard -December, opened and closed $fl.l"Hl-
Live stock Prices 'at the Vnlon Stock
anN ranged as - follows: Hogs Market '
rather active ' on packing and shipping
account, feeling rather weak, and prices ISo
lower sales ranged at $2.5Jfo3.S0 pigs, &4a '.
a0 litdit, t:.4-'4-l.Tj mutch packing, $3.45
S.W mixed, and $U.75&I.0S heavy packing
and shipping luts. . . ...
Cattle Market rather active and prices
without material change: quotations ranged
at $A.Mi&6.3 prime to shipping steers. ttMj
.HI good to fancy do- f3.UOa4.Ol common to
medium do.. $3.tKl4.2i butchers' steers. $1.81
&2.60 stooker. Z.U0&3.10 Texans. $SU&L40
ranKerts -'.Jl7j.tU feeders. l.b(3.4U costs,
tlJ.'"iVirV.amlls and !.2r&?.2S veal calves.
Sheep Market ratheractiveand prices well -
maintained: tinotittons ranged at $3.6U&4.70
westerns. . ;:l.753,5.1V natives, and t-I.WQAZi
Produce: But er Fancy separator. 28c per '
lb; dHirier- fancy, freeh. ia-lc: packing
stocks, fresx 1K&1V. Live poultry Oid -chickens,
tc per ll: snrin-j, 8'4'Hlc; roosters,
O&i'tc: mixed tarkevs. 9'&H:; ducks.
mixed, eUfrtor; geese, $-VUH34.lj per doz. Eggs
Fresh candled. Lies off, 23c per doz; ice
house st oct, lfaiWc. Potatoes Uoihe-srown.
4t(&-'iUc per sack: Wi-to-isin and Michigan
common. .; good to choice. SutHc per bo;
sw. et lHitatoes. lliiuuis, $1.2.uil.aJ per bbl;
Jerseys;' t5o--7i. Apples Common, $LSi&
l.SU ir hbl; gixid. fl.7Sfc2.li choice to fancy.
$2.22.3)1. - Cranberries t ape Cod, $.&(
7 .in per bbl; Jerseys. $6.0JA,3u.
New Yokk. Nov. 18. .
Wheat No. 2 red winter cash. I l.7fa: De
cember. iLii'i's: January, $1,014. Corn
No. t mixed cash, 71c: January, Mc.
Oats Dull but steady: No. 2 mixeo ra-u. 3Mc:
December, 3 ; January, ofrtc. He Firm
and motleratfly active: wectern. il.tftfcl.i'L
rlarley-Duii: No. 2 Mitwr.ukre. ;r,;2o. Pork
Dull but tstea ly: new miw, VI0.7.V Lard
-Qniet; December. i 43: January. Jf'-Ci
Live ltock: t'st'le-Activr at an advance
of strong IDr per lirt lt; .oorM tohr.t native
Ueer. -. fc(",.fl i-er KU iw Tejaus and C l
oradoes. $'.'.p a.X7l; bull anl dry cows, J1JI ijk
t-4'. heep atid Lambs Mieep, firmer; Ismls,
active at an a lvanre o" per lb; sheep $3.50
&,Vr!prr Hi lbs: Iambs. x504Sl, Uogs
Nominally steady; live hogs, $4.0034.40 per
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