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SLANT) JlJAILY ARGrXJ
V()L, XL NO. b2
ROCK ISLAND,yrUESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 1891.
I Mngl Cop!(p B Cent
i Per Weok ISM Cen
1 "a ii -
All Dressed Up in their Holiday Clothes.
lew Stock-New Men.-Hew Capital
HERE TO STAY AND BETTER THAN EVER.
THE NEW LONDON CLOTHING CO.,
WILL START Till BALL ROLLING.
Men's Overcoats at a bargain. J
Ctf (Storm Overcoat?,
O j Chinchilla Overcoats,
i-" Dress Box Overcoats,
Dress Overcoat', all SWes, the Crown,
Q jlrish Frieze Overcoats.
$ 5 00 for $ 190
7 50 3.00
10 00 " 6 00
15.00 9.78 P
18.00 " 11 50 it)
Men s Overcoats at a barorain.
Men s Suits at a bargain.
Good Substantial Suits, - $ 6.C0 for $ 2.10
Elegant Suits, Sacks and Cutaways, 9.00 " 5 00
Elegant Dress Suits, in Many Styles, 12 00 " 7.65
Suits"eold the world over, - - 15.00 " 10.00
Gennine Tailor-Made Suits, - 20 00 " 14.00
Mens Suits at a bargain.
Men's Pants at a bargain.
All Wool Pants,
Dress Pants, Wool and Worst. 1,
$0 75 for
4 00 "
Men's Pants at a barorain.
$0 45 Vt
Furnishing Goods at a bargain.
! 3 Ply Linen Collars,
Wire Buckle Suspender?,
$015 for $0 02J
.25 " .09 CD
.50 44 .18
$1 00 to 1.25 " .67
Furnishing Goods at a bargain.
An immense line ot Boys and Children's
Clothing almost at YOUR OWN PRICE.
For the Holiday Trade at the ONE PRICE
IS! ew London Cluing Company.
r- S. We have yet about $12,000 worth of goods of the f jrm?r stock, oldj and ends, to
which we will continue to apply the knife until disposed of.
i OMINOUSLY DUMB.
The Situation in Official Circles
! as to Chili.
THE PRESS MAN GOES THE ROUNDS,
Hut FaiJ to Kllcit n Scrap of Informa
tion Blaine Significantly Tinny with
HI Stenographer, and a Possibility
That Some Important Jiewii May lie
Communicated to Congress Before It
Adjourns Senator Plumb's Ilemaln
started Went Capital City Notes.
Vashixctox, Dec. 22. Kvery available
source of information in regard to Chilian
affairs was 'tapped" yesterday with unsat
P factory results, and in the absence of f
ficial denial or confirmation of alarming
reports no definite statement as to tlie true
condition of affairs can le made. Actin
Secretary Soley said he knew nothing
aliontthe alleged cablegram stirring that
the American legation in Chili was jnen
aced. Commodore Kanisey, ehiefof thp
bureau of navigation, was likewise ignor
ant in the matter. Both officials thought
the state department might throw some
light on the subject.
o Luck at the State Department.
Assistant Secretary Vharpn said that
Chilian affairs were entirely in the hands
of Secretary Waine, and it he knew any
thing about it. which he diplomatically
would not admit, he was not at liberty to
sr so. General J. W. Foster, who is help
ing Secretary Blaine in the matter of reci
procity treaties.said that the matter would
not come to his attention; that Hlaine was
handling that end of the diplomatic situa
tion. Biaine could not lie seen, nor could
a lfcessage reach him, as he was in the pri
vate portion of his residence. His private
secretary, however, professed not to lie
Hlrmed. but showed some curiosity to
kijiw who sent out the alleged transla
tidki of the alleged cablegram.
'hy. Oh Why, Are These Things Thus?
Private Secretary Halfonl did nut le
lieve the situation was critical, but had
nrt heard the president express himself on
tli subject and was quite certain the
president would say nothing altout it. even
if there was any truth in the report, which
he was not willing to admit. And so it
went. Despite all this, the massing of
United States war vessels in Chilian wa
ters leads to conjectures. "Why is it done
It is not customary. There are no excep
tionally accessible ports on the South
Pacific in which to coal or take on provi
sions. Vsually one United States nasal
vessel in Chilian waters is considered suili
cietit to protect American interests.
? Everything Pointing to Chili.
Xow there are the Yorktown at V;1-parai-io,
the Boston within four days' sail
o Valparaiso: the Chicago. Atlanta so id
Benninifton Hearing Montevideo ami with
intwo weeks sail of Chili: the Charleston,
detained at Honolulu ready to sail for
Chili; the San Francisco, under orders to
sail down the Pacific coast ; the Thet is o'!
the Mexican coast and still heading soi;t h.
and the Kanger and Adams, the repairs 0:1
which have been rushed, nearly ready to
put to sea from the Mare Island, Cal.,
LOOKING FOR A SENSATION.
A Possibility That Congres May Hear
Something Important Tomnrrow.
The possibility of some important com
munication on t he Chilian question licing
Rddressed to congress either today, or to
morrow when both houses 'according to
programme intended to meet for the pur
pose of adjourning for the Christ mas re
cess, is a subject of earnest speculation
here. It is known that Secretary Blaine,
both ln fore and subsequent to the Plumb
obsequies, was closely engaged with his
own stenographer at bis residence ami
even to visitors calling for official consid
eration sent word that he was too much en
gaged to see any one, and must t herefore be
Mill the OIHcinls Are llumli.
Not t he slightest int imat ion as to whether
or not an important message is contem
plated could lie obtained last night. It is
in the nature of things that such a nun e
Jneiit, if under consideration, would !
kept the closest of suite secrets. Astir
house will not lie in session1oday.it is
likely that the first inkling of the likeli
hood of any such cont ingency may be given
to the scuate in the shape of au ilitim.ti ion
to be laid before that liody by President
Pro Tern. Manderson, or Senator Sherman,
chairman of the committee on foreign ref
lations, in executive session.
A Preliminary Mint of Trouble.
It is scarcely likely that congress will le
permitted to adjourn for two weeks with
out receiving some preliminary hint that
correspondence involving the issues of
pttace or war may soon be ready for its con
sideration. That is to say, if there are
any existing Chilian complications of so
serious a character as rumors indicate.
; Proceedings in the Senate.
"Washington-, Dec. 22. The senate met
at noon yesterday, but the entire session
Mis devoted to the obsequies of Senator
Plumb. The galleries were crowded and
the members of the house, headed by the
speaker, attended in a body. Peffer offered
resolution! eulogistic of the late senator,
which were agreed to unanimously. The
president, diplomatic corps, supreme court
and a very full representation of official
life were present during the services which
were conducted by the chaplain, Rev. J. (i.
Butler. The senators and representatives
attended the body to the station, and when
the senators returned an adjournment was
Mexican Tariff1 Amended.
AVapuixutox, Dec. 22. The '.Mexican
government has amended the tariff tolls
so as to make the tariff duty on rag pajier,
except colored wrapping paper, 50 cents
per 100 kilograms in weight; unsized
paper, except for cigarette wrappers. 50
cents per 100 kilograms in weight, and
colored wrapping paper of native manu
factures and unsized paper for cigarette
wrappers of native manufacture free of all
Present to the Ex-Doorkeeper.
Washucgtox, Dec. 22. Ex-Doorkeeper
Adams was the recipient last evening oi
an elegant and valuable gold watch, pre
sented to him bv his old emsloTes of the
last house. The rorniai presentation was
made at the Capitol "in the presence of the
outgoing force of the doorkeeper's depart
ment by Mr. T. H. McKee in a neat speech,
to which Mr. Adams responded happily.
Senator Plnmb'n Remains Forwarded.
Washington-, Dec. 22. The funeral cor
tege of the late Senator Plumb reached the
station here yesterday at 2:40 p. m., head
ed by the congressional committee and fol
lowed by a large number of senators and
representatives. The congressional com
laittee stood in line on the east side of the
entrance with uncovered heads and the
casket, carried by the Capitol police, and
followed by members of the senate and
house, was borne to the train. The train
left Washington at 3:25, and will reach
Emporia, Kan., tomorrow this evening.
Met But Didn't Speak.
Washixutox, Dec. 22. Mr. Blaine, on
his way to the senate yesterday, passed the
3oor of the committee on foreign relations.
He was going at a rapid pace, when out of
the committee room darted Senator Sher
man, who was also in a hurry. The two
men came within an ace of running into
each other, but sherman stopped in time to
prevent a collision. They looked at each
other for an instant, but gave not the
slightest sign of recognition. Then each
went his wav.
Mrs. Foster Loses Her rncketbonlr.
Washington-, Di-c. 22. Mrs. J. K!!.:
Foster, the well-known temjierartce worker
of Iowa, lost a poeketbook containing a
sum of money and a diamond pin at th ?
Capitol yesterday, where she was in at
tendance upon the Plumb obsequies.
What Makes 'Km All Suspend.
WAYNKsiiorjo, Va., Dec. 22. Owing M
the tightness of the . money market th f
bank of Wayneslmin has suspended pay
ment. Xo statement has yet been issued,
but it is not thought that depositors will
The Speaker's Clerk.
Washixgtox, Dec. 22. Speaker Crisp
has appointed W. E. Barrett, correspondent
of The Atlanta Constitution, clerk to the
speaker, vice Asher C. Hinds, who served
SjH-aker Reed in that capacity.
Secretary Foster Improves.
Washington, Dec. 22. Secretary Foster
continues to gain strength, and "for the
first time since his sickness he attended
personally to answering his mail yesterday.
EVICTED BY RATTLESNAKES.
A Story from Texas YVliieli Is Seasonable,
Whether True or Not.
SoiTH BKXn, Tex., Dee 22 The cabin
of Eliza Monroe, a negro woman living. a
few miles from this place, is at present
furnishing quite a show for the people of
that vicinity. The hut stands on the bank
of a small creek known as Butler's, or
sometimes Rattlesnake run, from th
amount of those snakes to tie found near
it. When t he cold wept her set in the rat
tlers took up their resilience in the cottage
and refused to be dislodged. They are
said to number thousands, and have of
Course run the woman out.
The Haulers on the Defensive.
It is proposed to set the place on fire, and
so get rid of the dangerous reptiles, but no
one has been found brave enough to volun
teer to apply the lire, as every attempt to
approach is greeted by hundreds of hissing
heads being thrust from the door and win
dow and every crevice. They are also afraid
that many of the reptiles would escape
from the lire and go to other cabins on the
THE WHALE WAS DAMAGED.
Collision ltetnren an Atlantic Steamer
and a Sea Monster.
PlIILADKLPHIA. Dec. 22. Captain John
ston, of the steamer Foresthohue, which
has arrived here from Hamburg, reports
that a few days ago, while off George s
bank, his vessel ran into an immense
whale, a school of which had lx-en sporting
around the steamer. The whale strtiek
the keel directly beneath the engines. The
water for a distance around the vessel was
colored with blood. T'.'.e vessel quivcivd
like a leaf from stem to stern anil great
consternation prevailed among those on
board for a time, but it was soon discov
ered that the steamer had sustained no
damage from its contact with the sea mon
ster. Patent Lawyers Opposed to Woods.
Chr aco, Dec. 22. Certain patent law
yers of Chicago. New York, St. Louis, Cin
cinnati, Milwaukee. Indianapolis, and oilier
cities are up in arms against the appoint
ment of .lodge Woods, of Indiana, to the
federal circuit- They say Woods knows
nothing of mechanics, aud that patent
cases will be half of the practice of his
court. Judge Blodgett is the only judge
who does know anything of such things,
and he is going to retire, which will leave
all such business to Woods, and ruin the
Taas, Does Look llatlier Vigorous.
BrEXos Aybes Pec. 22. The friends of
General Roca are making a vigorous cam
paign in his behalf. At La Plata, Sunday
night, the municipal secret police seized a
large quantity of small arms, Krupps guns
and other munitions of war which had
been disembarked there. The governor
has augmented the police and military
forces. A quantity of amis has been de
posited in the house of General Roca.
Should Ite Able to Jog A Ion;;.
CiTr of Guatemala, Dec 22. The
daughter of President Barillas was mar
ried Sunday in the Church of the Immacu
late Conception to Don Louis de Ojada,
formerly a resident of California. The
ceremony was performed in the presence of
thousands of jn-ople. The bride's port ion
is $4,000,000. The bride ar.d groom will
shortly leave for Euroie via San Fran
cisco. The AVeather We May Kxpert.
Washi.notox. Dec. 2J The following a'e
the weather indications for twenty-four hours
from 8 p. m. yesterday: For For lows
Rain or snow, followed by clearing, much
coldor weather; northwesterly winds;moderate
co'.d wave. For Indiana and Illinois Threat
ening weather and rain; southerly winds,
shift inz to westerly and northwesterly, and
decidediy colder by tomorrow morning, with a
moderate coid wave in Illinois. For Lower
Michigan Rain; southerly winds, shifting to
westerly: decidedly colder by tomorrow morn
ing. For Vpper Michigan and Wisconsin -Kain
or snow;, southerly winds, shifting to
westerly: decidedly co der hy tomorrow nor: -ins;
probaUv fair twirro.
The United States supreme court has ad
journed to Jan. 4.
Frauds in tobacco importations have
been discovered at Xew York which may
Mrs. John Conrad gave damaging testi
mony against Dr. Graves in the celebrated
Graves poisoning case at Denver.
The ancient church of All Saints, in
Hertford, England, caught fire from a de
fective flue and was destroyed. It was fa
mous for its memorial windows.
A dispatch received at Brussels says that
a priest and 1,000 native Christiana were
killed during the Chinese riots.
The Capital Fire Insurance company, of
Concord, X. H., has been licensed to do busi
ness in Illinois. It capital stock is $200,000.
Thomas Seary, a miner at Butte, Mont.,
has been asleep since Inst Wednesday.
All attempts to arouse him are unavail
Ixmise Lee Bayard, youngest daughter
of ex-Secretary Bayard, was married to
Dr. Frank Angell, a Cornell university
Charles Waite, private secretary of Chief
Justice Follett, of the second division
court of appeals, committed suicide at Xt r
wich. X. Y.
Walt Whitman is reported to be growing
weaker and it is r.ot liclieved he will last
much longer. His disease is bronchial
The Honduranian revolution that was
lcgun ujxm the inauguration of President
Iiva has leen suppressed after a number
of sharp battles.
Again the Xew York grand jury has in
dicted Edward M. Field, this time for
grand larceny. Field is still in jail j.nd
refuses to partake of fixsl.
T:;e jury in the case of Justice of the
Peace James S. Galloway, of Montford, -Wis.,
on trial at Madison, Wis., on. a-:
charge of conspiring to defraud the pen- ' "
sion bureau, returned a verdict of guilty. '
The supreme court of the United Suites
has again declared the elect rot hanasia lawr
of Xew York to be constitutional, and the '
two men In whose behalf the case wa ap
pealed Mcllwaine and Trezza vril be
catelectri.ed in due time. , I
H. Curry, a wealthy farmer living near
Washington, Pa., was besieged-'' In - huv"
house by watchmen on . his brother' t$iln
all night, and over shots were" ex
changed without anybody !e:nghurt. Tbe
brothers are at entity, and the watchmen
say that Currv finsd first.
Chicago, Dec 21.
Following were the quotations on the boarl
of trade today: Wheat December, opens 1
rl-V, closed ftlfcc; January, opened
closed lsc: May, opened tC-c. closed wi.-.
Corn DecemlaT, opened 46c. closed Jan
uary, opened tW-sr, closed Mav,' opened
4HiC, closed 4-40. Oats December, 0s-ned
and closed January, opened :llc, closed '
a.' May. oiened : closed .tjc. Pork
December, opened , closed ; January.
o;ieited flii.:si. ilosed SlO.Ti); May, opened
$I1.. closed ?11.21ii. ... Lard-DecemU-r
niH-ned ami closed $i.lL'U
Live stock -!rices at the Union Stock yards
today ranged as follows: Hog Market
was active on packing and fhiprnnrarcou.il;
prices s-ith.mt material change: sales ranged
at $4S,ni:a pigs. $:l..-Ti.i.tv. light. $&.D;j
3.rt. rouh packing, f3..VVTi;i.S0 mixed, ar.d
JATOpiisi heavy packing And shipping loU.
Cattle Market only moderately active on
loral and shipping account, and prices in
clined in favor of buyers; quotations ranged
at .'.nOMtUii c hoice to extra shipping steers,
$4.tVVa,-.4.- gis-vd to choice do. $3!ir,4Wi Jair
to pood, $aiTi:!.s5 common to medium, do,
(.-I.2nut4.lit butchers steers. ji.snTti.n stockeni,
$2.3t.i5.:i' Texas steers, ji' !,;: 3. 4t feeders,
SLiVTiJi lHlcons. ei.iVTtZT5 hulls aud $S.3.ViA.3
Sheep Market rather active end p.-ices
steady; qnotat ions ranued at .l.;.V,',.li(
westerns, $;l.;:y Yin natives and ft.i'j,..",
Produce: Hut 1 1 r Fancy st-purator -T.T'-SSc
per lb; dairies, fancy, fresh. -l.;.?.tc; jiaekin
stock. fre... KulJo. Kggs-Fresh candied!
loss ntT. ?4 --'tUe Per doz; He-house Mock. IT
4:-lsc. Dressed poultry Hens. TfiTlsc per lb;
prii.R chickens, SV.r.iic; ducks. !,&llc: crow,-,
tx 'fc; turkevs, choice, 12?fe1:!.V; common
stock. l-'.r Ufc.; jNH.r. ST.!c. Potatoes -iieb-rons.
9KiM- per bu; I'.ur. auks. :i iJiV; Kom-,
SviAie: Peerless. a'i.1iic: ommon to jk r
mixed lots. iViJs-j. Sweet ti.H-s -IHiuoL.,
t.:.;. jewya. :;..-i,ra-ri. Apples-;
nion, $l.y.. i..Kt !er hi 1: good. 1.".; u:u v,
f-.Mi. CratilH-rries V.pe ( ol, 7.ii..s..o ."r
bbl, $2..2.Sit jH-r box; Jersets, ii. 'i.; : : -r
bbl, 2.SV jer Ihix.
Xi:w Yoiik, IUi:
Wheat-Xo. S rrd winter cash, f-i.oj:
nary. (l.n;s: March, Sl.(t--s iv.m N. . ;
mixed cash, wir; January-. .te i-e'r -.a; .
-'c- Oats-Steady; No. - mix.-1 . ,;s i.
41c: January. :Si;W-. Rye-Dull a:nl Lv-.y:
Mate and western, (l.liity 1.02. Parley ; oil
and nnchangel; Xo. 1 Milwauk.. 'rjHi'.iv.
Fork Hull but steady: new mess. 1 .-.r.
0.:m. ljnl-CJuiet: Jauuarv, $.4il-, Februar.,
$i.ol: March. 9ti.HH.
Live Stock: t attle-Trading dull and slow
for all grade: poorest to be.-t native steers,
yi.Ni&.Vlflper lii 11: Texan, $2.5ie. bulls and
dry cowa, l.avt;i..j5. Sheep and Laml
Market tirui for heep: active for lambs, and fa
p.-r lb higher; sheep. 4.2ru.O0 pr K) ib,:
la nlw. o 2T3,',.ra. Hos -Nominally etekdr;
live hoj-'K. ja.wnii 4.l per Jon lba.
PUREST AND BEST;
AT LESS THAN
TR PRICE OF OTHER BRANDS.
SOLO IN CANS.0NLY