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iOGKliSLANB DAILY ARGU&
VOL. XI, NO, 38.
HOCK ISLAND, TUESDAY, I ECEMBER S. ISttl.
I Single Copies 5 Cents
I Per Wnek lH Cxnu
All Dressed Up in their Holiday Clothes.
lew Stock.-New Men.-New Capital
HERE TO STAY AND BETTER THAN EVER.
TEE NEW LONDON CLOTHING CO.,
WILL STA11T Till 15 ALL KOLLlXCi.
Men's Overcoats at a bargain.
Storm Overcoat?, - - $5 00 for $190
Chinchilla Overcoats, - - 7 50 " 3.00
Dress Box Overcoats, - - 10 00 " 6 00
Dress Overcoat', all Shades, ih'i Crown, 15.00 ' 9.78
Irish Frieze Overcoats. - - 18.00 " 1150
Mens Suits at a bargain.
p-j muuu ouusiauuai ouns,
LT5 j Elegant Suits, Sacks ard Cutaways,
Jf) Elegant Dress Suits, in Many Styles,
Suits'sold the world over,
uenuine laiior-Jaae feints,
$ 6.C0 for
12 00 "
$ 2.10 g
5 00 ryj"
Mens Suits at a bargain.
Men's Pants at a bargain.
Men's Pants. - - ' - $0 75 for $0-45 1
4 " - - - 1.C0 " .59 in
" - - - 2.00 " 1.00 -Q
All Wool Pants, - - 2.50 " 1.50
Dress Pants, Wool and Worsted, 4 00 41 2.50 1 S
Men's Pants at a bargain.
1 Furnishing Goods at a bargain.
OJ 3-Ply Linen Collars,
Wire Buckle Suspenders,
' CD Underwear,
$0 15 for $0.02
'5 " .39 CO
$1 00 to 125
Furnishing Goods at a bargain.
g""An immense line of Boys and Children's
Clothing almost at YOUR OWN PRICE.
For the Holiday Trade at the ONE PRICE
S3 ew London
S. We Lave yet about $12,000 worth of goods of the former stock, odds and ends,
which we will continue to apply the knife until disposed of. '
DEPEW TALKS FAIR
The Amiable New .Yorker De
CAN CONVERSE OF NOTHING ELSE.
Chicago' Irritation at New York's Tar
diness ami the Reasons Therefor Dis
cussedThe Empire Slate To Be on
Hand in Time Some Reflections on
the Gigantic Nature of the Prepara
tions and the Windy City's Illimitable
Fluck Help from Congress.
New York, Deo. 8. Cornelius X Van
derbilt returned to Xew York Sunday
from his visit of inspection over the Van'
derbilt railroad system. He was accom
panied by Chauncey M. Depew, who ar
rived full of enthusiasm for the World's
fair. The genial doctor is in fact bubbling
over with enthusiasm for the fair. He
objects to having it called the "Chicago
fair," as it is a national enterprise. A re
porter went to Depew to hear of the fun
he iad on his trip and to hear some new
story. But Depew would not talk any
thing but World's fair, and he talked it
eloquently and entertaininaly.
I Why Chicago Is Irritated.
''There is an unusual amount of irrita
tion in Chicajjo, " said Depew, "over the
attitude of New York oti the World's
f.air. This irritation is due to this fact:
Kiioh of the states has made larire appro
priations for a state building ami to help
a favorable exhibit of state products.
Some of the larger states have Riven
from Sivy.) to SXM.utt). Ppncos have
been asigued in the fair ground for each
of these sta;e bnildincs and the best site
h.is len aecorded to Xew York. But
New York has neither made nu appropri
ation nor has she accepted t lie site, he
has not even requested that any space be
(otham Xot at A'.l Jealous.
faIn other words, New York ha-apparently
absolutely ignored the fair. The
western miua ascriDes. mis to pique
and jealousy because New York lost tie
fair. Of course, we know that there is
no pique or jealousy or envy or enmity in
New York on the subject. Our city and
state have simply not as yet got around
to that question. The fair managers are
holding this space, though several of the
larger states are exceedingly anxious to
get it, until our legislature has an oppor
tunity to act. There is no doubt that the
governor will recommend action iu his
message, and that New York will be rep
resented upon a scaleequal to her imperial
position among her sister commonwealths.
I'reparing oil a Gigantic Srrle.
"We have no idea hereof the magnitude
of the preparations which have been made
for this Columbian exposition. The
grvunds have been laid out and t he
bnildings projected upon a larger scale
by f ir than any one had dreamed of at
the commencement of the aeitation. The
grounds and buildings will occupy over
three times the space covered by the Paris
exposition and over twice the space cov
ered by the centennial exposition at Phil
adelphia. WILL BE A GREAT EXPOSITION.
The Klc'incnt thamicry ltilatc in What
He aw Ht Chicago.
Proceedine Dcjiew said: Thpre will be
three or four times as many buildiugs as
at either of those expositions and several
of the structures will be nearly twice as
large as the largest was at Paris. The
series of buildings when completed will
form an architectural university on the
grandest scale. Four or five of the largest
buildings are already approaching com
pletion, being floored, over, sided up and
the timbers of the roof iu. They are us
ing a material called 'staff,' which is com
posed of plaster of paris, cement and
hempen filler, which binds it together.
They pour this in the melted state into
ni"l 1- of any size, and when it comes out
it is an elaborate frit r. or a statue, or a
b;is relief, or an Ionic or Cot iut hian cap
tal, according to the moid.
'- A Vrry Iiiiruhle Material.
"This stuff, the fair people told me, was
more durable than wood, was not affected
by the weather, by heat or cold, or rain or
sun. It is not expensive and takes a fin
ish which mikes it look like carved white
marble. The buildings, composed mainly
of iron and covered with this material,
upon the fashioning of which has been ex
hausted the best decorative and architec
tural talent of the country, will produce
wonderful c(Ti cts.
Discounts the I'artliennn.
"If the architect of the Parthenon conld
appear there be would see a Parthenon
about twenty-five times larger than the
one tshich he thought would be the won
der of the world, aud apparently con
structed of the same material. And the
astonishment of that Greek would be as
large as the World's fair when he found
that this gigantic reproduction of bis chef
d'u'uvre bad lieeu slapped up in six
months, as against the several genera
tions which it took to build his structure.
Vncle Sam's rinin Kuly.
"XVilh umqualed audacity and coufi
deifce the managers have laid it out on
thai broadest scale. They are spending
tl. $00,000 a month on the grounds. Chi
cagjo is plucky, and the people say that
if tfiey are compelled to meet the whole
expense they will do it. But it seems the
proper thing, as this is a national affair,
that no city should be called upon to bear
the whole burden. Congress ought to ap
propriate the balance necessary to com
plete this most superb foundation."
Abandoned Farms in Massachusetts.
Boston-, Dec 8. The report of the
state board of agriculture on abandoned
or partly abandoned farms iu Massachu
setts shows that there are &SS such farms.
They are principally in the western coun
ties and represent but 8 45 per ceut. of the
total farm acreage of the state.
, Sawmill liniter explosion.
Memphis, Dec. 8. The boiler In J. W.
Houston's sawmill at Collinsville, this
state, exploded Monday morning, instant
ly killing John Smith, the engineer, apd
Ed Downs, and destroying the entire
plant. The mill was valued at (5,000. '
GAS IN A sTEEL FURNACE.
An Explosion liiat Kills Three Men and
Woumts Five Oilier.
Baltimore, Dec. 8. An explosion of
gas occurred at the works of the Maryland
Steel company, Sparrows Point, yesterday,
and several men were inju -ed. Three of
the victims have since died. Another is
not expected to live. Four others were
badly injured, but they are not believed
to be fatally hurt. The dead are: Arthur
M.' Austin and George Braidwood, of Bal
timore, and John Lvnch, of Sparrows
Point. The wounded Arthur Push,
very badly burned and internally injured;
Washington Sapp, struck by flying debris;
Thomas Miller, of Linwood. X. C, and
August Bell, of Montpelier, Va , faces and
hands burned; William Tubman, colored,
right bip broken and burned.
Hot Bricks and Fierce Flames.
Forty men were at work in the imme
diate vicinity when the explosion took
place. The furnace was being blown out
for repairs. Hot bricks were thrown in
every direction with great force. The
flames spread rapidly aud enveloped some
ot trie injured men whom the flying
bricks had knocked senseless. The unin
jured workmen at on went to the rescue
of their fellow-laborers and dragged them
out of further daDger. Austin was al
most instantly killed. Braidwood lin
gered in great agony for three hours and
iyncn lived six hours j.fter the accident.
The cause of the explosion is not known,
but it probably occurred from a water
pipe springing a leak. The noise of the
explosion wis distinctly heard three miles
WAS A FRIEND IN NEED.
A Farmer's Fife saved hy a 15ntl lie
-HKLnv, X. Y., Dec. S John Xeal. a
farmer of this town, wentiuto his barn
yard to feed his stock. Among his cattle
was a bull which he had purchased a few
day ? ago, and another that he had raised.
While scattering hav he was attacked bv
the new bull, which caught him on its
horns and buried him several feet away.
The bnil followed up its attack, ind Xeal
grasped the animal by the horns and held
lirmly until he had been raised in the air
three times and forced against the barn.
A Kesrue in the Nick of Time,
lie would have been crushed to death if
the bull he had raised from a calf had not
rushed to his rescue by striking the new
comer in the side with such force that he
was knocked away. The farmer fell to
the ground. The old bull, now terribly
enraged, rushed at the other bull again
and urove him into a far corner of the
yard where he kept him until the farmer
had dragged himself out of the vard.
FIRST "WINDOM" CERTIFICATE.
Secretary roster's Letter Frcscnting It
to Mrs. indom.
Washington-, Dec. T. Secretary Foster
has addressed the following letter to Mrs.
Windom, dated Dec. 4:
Mv Dead Madam: It ntfurds mo sincere pleas
ure to present to you tin- first silver certificate
Iicarini: the likeness of your illustrious hns
hand. the lute William indom, secretary of
Kew of our puV.ic men who have leon simi
lariy honored have dor.e more to deserve this
particular mark of recognition from thetrov
ernment. and as his sn,.,.,.,!. jn oftice, I feel
that it is fitting to testify in this manner my
oieial acknowledgment of the obligations due
to his distinguished services. Very sineerely
y.iais. ( hauli;s KosTKit.
To Mrs. William Windom.
"Collars and Cf!'" Is Fngugeri.
IiNlHiN, Dec S. There was a great
gathering of royaltyyesterday.it Marl
borough House, the Loudon rcsideuce of
the Prince of Wales. The occasion of
this gathering together of prinets and
princesses, presided over by the queeu her
self, was a family celebratiou of t he be
tro:hil of his royal highness Priuce Al
bert Victor, duke of Clarence and Avon
dale, ami heir presumptive to the throne
of Holland, to his third cousin, the Prin
cess, Victoria of Teck. The match is a
popular one. the princess being a thor
Sherman Speaks uf the Krire Case.
Washington, Dec. S. -The only thing
of interest that transpired in the senate
yesterday was Sherman's remarks on
Urice's credentials. Sherman said the
credentials gave Briee a prima facie right
to the seat, and he did not. object to Briee
being sworn, but wauted his course not to
be taktn as a waiver t the right of the
Ohio lecislature to contest the seat on the
ground that. Briee was not an "inhab
itant of Ohio. The presidenl'smessage
will be scut to congress tomorrow.
Arrival of Mrs. l loreucp.
New Yokk, Dec. h. The steamship Um
bria, h:ch arrived Sunday morning, had
on board Mrs W. J. Florence, Mrs.
Florence's brother, Joseph H. Tooker,
aud her brother-in-law, Police Inspector
Conlin, went down the bay to meet the
incoming vessel. At '.he pier were Mr.
and Mrs, (lenrg' Mitchell and Mrs. Maria
K. Williams. Mrs. Florence went direct
ly to Mrs. Williams' house at 142 West
Seventy-second street. She is unable to
see any one but her relatives.
Republican Senators Caucus.
Washington, Dec 8 The Republican
.i.-nators met in caucus immediately after
the adjournment of the senate. Sherman
was elected chairman of the caucus in
place of Edmunds. A committee of com
mittees was authorized to be appointed
by the chair to rearrange the Kepublicau
representation on the senate committees,
and the caucus then adjourned subject to
the call of the chair.
Txperiinented on the Child.
Beklin, Dec. S A nursemaid named
Wilhelmina Eota has been arrested for
poisoning the child of her employer.
named Gorisch. She has confessed that
she administered arsenic to the child as
an experiment, with the intention of '.oni
mittiug suicide by swallowing some of
tne same drug if it killed the child.
A Child Born with Horns.
Marlton, N, J., Dec. a The young
and pretty wife of Mr. Schaeffner cave
birth Monday week to a child who is one of
the strangest freaks of nature. The child
is without eye aud just where they should
be are two borns. Otherwise the child is
perfectly formed and healthy. It is likely
vi live, xae u jrui are an osseous pro
truberation. . .
Seveuty Ave miners were killed at it,
Etienne, France, by an explosion.
The 4-year-old son of Daniel Hand is
lost in the woods near May's Landing,
Senator A. J. Bell, of Peoria. Ills , a
prominent Democratic politician and
leader, is dead, aged 52.
One man was killed and six injured by
an explosion at the Maryland Steel Com
pany's works in Baltimore.
The Pacific Mail company's new steam
ship Nicaragua has been wrecked cf San
Salvador. She cost MOO.OOO.
W. H. Peck, of Platteville, Wis., died
in Madison. He had been prominent in
Wisconsin educational circles for many
A rumor is current at Constantinople
that a fresh plot has been discovered
among the tflicers of the army to depose
The United States supreme court has
postponed the hearing in the Fielden and
Schwab anarchist cases until the second
Monday in January.
Birou Arthur Kothschild, a nephew of
the head cf the great financial house, is
serving his twelve mouths iu the Freuch
army ns a private soldier.
D.iring the recent b!izznrd in North
D.ikot.i farmers were caught so short of
fuei that they had to burn their fjruiuire
to keep from freezing to deal h.
Dr. W. F. Standiford, who was dia-
charged from the D wight institution as
ured in Mav last, died from acute alco
holism at Chicago Saturday night.
The eldest son of the Crown Prince of
K-umark is seriously ill with influenza.
i is estimated that 13.0U0 persons were
i:Tecled with the disease iu Hamburg
A sperm whale forty feet lone was
washed ashore at Ocean City, Md.. and
upon being cut open a five gallon demi
john ot pood rye whisky was found in Its
Francis Machitiski. a defeated candi
date for the directorship of a Polish school
u Kansas City, was seriously injured and
others hurt in a fight between him and
his adherents aud the successful candidate '
and his frieuds.
Lady Balgarine. who has been doinsr
the slums of Boston, says they are not so
bad as those of I-otidon, and that there is
an entire absence of that expression of
itter hopelessness which characterizes the
Chicago Dec. 7.
Following were the quotations on the board
of trade to-day: Wheat IK-eember, opened
'i'-wc, closed V-Hic; Jaunary, opened fci1.
lo-ed May, opened W-, closed
Corn December, opened 47s?, closed 4796c;'
Jntiuary, opened 4-;x , close 1 jjc; May,'
ojetied 4'V, clo-ed 4-??. Oats December,
noetic 1 o-V, closed a:;;: January, opened
B.as , elos.-d ;ilTs: May, o;ened iK:sc, closed
ti . For it December, opened and closed
JS 4.1 ; January, opened ill.l.i. closed $11.20:
Mav. o.ene.i $11.E.'U. clo?ed S11.7U, Lard
Ke.'em'oer, opened iiMtl, closed $8.15.
Live Stock Prices at the Union Stock yards '
ranired as follows: lios Market active
m packing and shipping account; feeling
Meany aud 1 rices, without material
rhaus'e: saies ranged at f-'.4"33.4j
pU. Siiav.-3.;u liuht. S3.'0&3.7.- rough pack
in u'. $3.a!0 mixed, aud J3.S.I1U0 heavy
parking an t shipping lots. -
Cattle Market only moderately active on
local and shiuuing account: prices about 10a
lower; quotation ranged at $3.9ii(&o.25
choice to extra shipping steers, S5.20SJ5.8T
i:ovd to choice do, J4.2'ni5.10 fair to cood, J3.0J
S 4.ni common to me t mm do, f.8 ij.4.2o butch
ers' tteers. Sl.s '.iri) Blockers, Ji.ooaaoi
Texans. t-.4 U,1.2i rancers. fijJ J'l 40 fecd-
rs. ?l.'l'i...V cows. Sl.-Vii'.'.! j bulls and $&8i
r 5.-5 veal calves
Sheep-Market rataer active anl price
weil maintains U ouotali'tus ran-C.'J at $X5fi
4.70 westerns, j;i.'(.i.'i)natves. and S3.5tliJ5.25
i'roduee: Butter rancy separator, 29c per
H: dairies, t'aucy. fresh. 23't2.V; packing stock,
fn-sh. K" 1'ie. Kgcs -Fresh candled, loss off.
2t'v"2.-,e jicr do: ice honae stock, lSWdflW.
Live poultry Old bens, ie jt li; spring. 7c;
r.Histers, 4-: mixes! turkeys. '.ij;liV;;
ducks, mixed. 9c; geese', $..o i;r 5.50 per dnz.
3'otatoes Home urown. 4-k.t-5e p.r Kick; Wis
consin and MieliitMn. eoiiuuoii to lair, 3d.:;
f:o:iu to choice. :J3,.i;v t?er bu: sweet potat
liinois. 5i.uui..:- per b.l; Jerses. ji5 '?.2.75
laney, So.oii.2.'i. Ap'es -(.'":. it:,.::. 51.25c
l.Vi ir bid; K d. Sl.r.i ' '. t". e:i i e t hnry,
S2.t.;2.2". rriuihrri :cs tV i: o i. ;7.'!6
S.50 per lihi: 2.-ik..vi2.i p.-r ii.ii.: .!.,-., -H.-JJ
New V. uk. IV . 7.
Wheat No. 2 red winter i-aslt. s ,r: m,
ct tuber. f 1.044: Ju'iuary. rl. Febru
ary, il.i 7. t'o: ii-Ni. - m!.ei. eash. ti7(k4
IW:: Decemlicr, t'.'j : January. ."". Uuts
Dull: No. 2 mixed nsh. 42-H2i.c: Dr-
cerulier. 41e: JaiiUfiry. 41'v(. Kve--:Steady
a d quieU SI.' 3e.'..iCi. Bar icy - J:iiet; 'o. 2
Mtlaukee, !. 1j. I VrK -Sieuiy; new
mess, $ B.7.V& 10.75. Lard -y.i.et: January,
ti.51; February, a.til.
Li-e Stock: Cattle Trading dull for all
grades at a decline ofl'cper loi lbs: poorest
to best native stcerSi $3.7VfrAU icr IU) lbs;
lulls and dry cows, $2.rj.4M. sheep and
Imbs-Sheen, steady; lambs, firm at an i t.
Vance of J4C ier Hi; sheep, t:u.j5.ft) per Hfl
lbs lambs.; $5.00 jl.12Vi. Hogs Nominally
steady; live hogs. 83.84.00 lK..r KKI 11 s.
PUREST AND BEST,
TO PRICE OF OTHER BRANDS. :
SOLD IN CAN.S -ONLY.