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VOL XL- NO. 62
KOCK ISLAND, WEDNESDAY, JANUA1SY C, 1802.
PI'irl- Copl-. s Cents
Per Week lax Cent
Tta is a
THEY'VE GOT TO GO!
1-2 Off. 1-3 Off, 1-4 Off.
' On or about Jan. 15th the New
London Clothing Co. will begin to
invoice. Determined to make all
goods into money, trie London in
aucurates a force sale, which for
upsetting of values regardless of re
tailing of merchandise, totally eclipses
any special, or even sheriff or bank
rupt sale Rock Island has ever known;
2 Off, 1
3 Off. 1 -4 Off
from our already low prices, at which
we have this season as always under
sold the town, will entice you to buy
an elegant overcoat, suit, furnishing
goods, or hats and caps for little or
nothing, and reduce our mammoth
stock to proper limits for stock tak
ing January 15th, this cut will cer
tainly accomplish our point in view.
We resort now to the only plan the
SACRIFICE AND LOSS!
ow is Your Time to Act, and
Gome Proceedings That Smack
AN ATTEMPT TO MUEDEK A JUDGE.
The AftiiaSKiri I'lan nil Ambuscade and
'Itcraoif" h Mu rilT Instead Tlie.Iuilice
Warned In Tim.-, hut later Itcslcjced by
a Hand or KiitttaiiK Troop Ordered to
the- Some by the (inventor Details of
the Kcviltry ami Int'tH Leading Vp
Thereto Re unit of County Sent War.
AliKAI.ox, Kan., Jan. 6. A bloody
county beat war has broken out in this
neighborhood, nnd one Male officer has
already lost bis life, while armed forces
lire now endeavoring to capture nnd mur
der a district judge. A bitter feud has
lxen "on" in Stevens rounty ever since the
killing of Sam Wood by .Tames Brennan,
on .lune i, 1S'.)1. This fend ctihninated
yesterday in nn ambush being laid by
desperate men for the purpose of Killing
Judge Theodosius Dotkin, but timely
warning gave the judge opportunity to es
cape. Sheriff. Dunn with six deputies
started out to find the ambushed men, but
ran into the ambuscade and were fired
upon. The sheriff waskilled at the first fire.
' Forty Men in the Mob.
Sheriff -Klect Gayman fell at the first
fire, but was unhurt and escaped by hiding
in the rocks. The mob hunted for him,
but failed to find him. He is now at Lib
eral. Deputy Sheriff Nixon also hid in
the rocks at the mouth of the canon and
escaped without a wound. The mob num
bered forty men, ami the battle bet ween
the officers and mob lasted from daybreak
The Judge Besetted at Arkalon.
Judge Hot kin w as to hold court at
Springfield yesterday. Seward county, be
fore its organization, was part of Stevens
county. There is a county-seat war on
between Springfield and Arkalon. A mob
composed of the old Stevens county fac
tion was determined that lkitkin should
not bold court at Springfield. The sheriff,
and posse were on. their way to escort the
Judge to his court, when near the judge's
boii-e, a irs. Larabie ran to Judge Dot
kin's house and told him of his danger,
lie Hid to Arkalon with bis family, has
taken refuge, in a bouse, and his friends
ate holding the mob at bay.
Some lVctlouB Little Difficulties.
J lis friends are railing on all the able-
bod ied.lam -abiding citizens throughout the
country tp rally to his support. Since July,
ISSN, there has been t urnioil in Stevens
County. The county seat contest betwwn
Woo.lsd.ile and llugoton culminated then
in the massacre of Sheriff Cross and hisde
nties y Sam Dobinson and bis gang of
about twent y-evcn men from llugoton.
There Was an abatement of the killing
then until June 2-1 l.it, when James
Drennan, of Kichfield, Morton rounty. shot,
and killed Sam Wood, of Woodsdnle. the
acknowledged leader of the Woodsdale fac
tion. Qnire n t Ivlllied Community.
i This killini; oceurreil in front of the lit
tle church in Hugoton, Judge Theodosius
Dot kin having converted the church intoa
Court room, where the June tarm of, the
Stevens county district court was being
field. Drennan was arrested, and after two
attempts to give him n trial on the charge
of murder he was taken back to the jail lit
Hutchinson, to await the third and last at
tempt to secure a jury this mouth. Since
Woods' death hostilities have ceased in
llugoton, and now apparent ly have beeu
transferred over the boundary line into
Seward county, which has lieen peaceful
HAD TO JOIN IN THE FIGHT.
The Governor Semis Troops.
TorEKA, Jan. 0. Governor Humphrey
has bent a company of soldiers to the
scene of t he trouble in Si evens county, un
der command of Adjutant General Hub
erts. They will reach the scene this after
noon. He has also ordered two more com
panies of state troops to lie in readiness to
move at a moment's notice.
NEW YOKK'S WATER SUPPLY.
It Threatens the Metropolis with an Out
break of Typhoid.
New Your, Jan. li.-Tlic board of health
at its meeting yesterday received the re
port on the condition of the I." rot on water
shed made by the department's chemists,
Martin and Dcelie, who devoted more than
four weeks during August and September
of Inst ye.tr to inspecting the country
through wLich the water supply of this
city flows, Vte report concludes as fol
lows: "In general we conclude that the
condition of affairs as found by our inves
tigation to exist at the present on the Cro
ton watershed is of a most serious cliacai:
ter, and requires immediate attention.
An Kver-Increasint; Hanger.
"The danger to the city of New York
from nn outbreak of typhoid fever or
other kindred disease on the ("rot on water
shed is plainly apparent in t he light of the
facts set forth in this report. This danger
must increase with the progressive dete
rioration of the water supply, and under
existing conditions such deterioration,
while it may be gradual, is. in our opinion,
inevitable. It is therefore of paramount
importance that prompt and efficient,
means be taken to remove the sources of
contamination already exisrt.ig on the
watershed and to prevent future pollution
from new sources.'
A FEMININE CRANK.
She Visit Mr. Henry Ward Heerher ami
New Yoisk, Jan. 6. Mrs. Tlcnry Ward
Deecher thus describe the visit, of a beg
ging crank to her house at "Orange anil
Hicks streets, Drookivn. a few days ago:
''I admitted the woman myself. She wa
a stranger to and about 40 years olil.
She told tne her rent was due. and that her
children were sick and her husband out of
employment. When I asked her what. 1
could do for her, she said that I must let
her have it) at once. When I told her that
I hadn't that amount of money in the
bouse just then, the woman sprang to her
feet and began to abuse me.
Given Leave to Kctire.
"She went on: 'You, vou. the rich Mrs.
Deecher. mean to tell me that you haven't
got Sl about you? Aren't you ashamed to
lie so?' I pointed to t he d or and told the
woman to go out, nnd after looking at me
very hard for a few moments she went out.
Everybody knows that I am not rich. I
rent this house. My income is a modest
one, but it, together wit h w hat I earn with
my pen, supports me comfortably; that is
all. I have no complaints u make. Every
body from the church and outside of the
church is loving kindness itself."
Yictorieu Sardnu. the French dramatist,
Is piosiitted by influenza,
Speaker Ci isp is so ill that it will be two
Weeks Ik lore lie cat) take his place in the
Lawrence, Mass., is afilicted with epi
! mics of scarlet fever, la grippe, and
Janus Charles. a:i Omaha dentist,
killed himself with a rcwlvcr at Chicago.
Cause Minium n.
In the closing lumber schhui in Maine,
1" I !;sYrs-, f, e: uf iuinU r ;,s sin veyitl a
large inerea -c.
The rxt'ci't ivp coii'ioincc f t lie Nation
al Assoiation of Democratic clubs is
called to meet at Washington Jan. 2.
Vincezio I.'iren.o, who has I n "shov
ing'' !i per day of bad money in the
Pennsylvania coal legions, is caged at
Physicians of Concord, N. H., have over
2.1 ihi cases of grip under treatment. The
deaths in New York Monday from that
disease numbered fourteen.
President Harrison has sent a message
to congress urging that immediate steps
be taken to forward to Russia, the focd
collected here for the starving peasants.
Dr. Graves was permitted to see his wife
at Denver upon representation of her phy
sicians that if she did not see her husband
she-would die. ' 'Lite scene was vtry affect
ing. Charles Wall, under death sentence at
Tiijikhaiiuoi 1 a., asks Governor Patti
son to let him ! burned at the stake,
haiiu-iiig licit, g too mild a punishment for
his killing of his wife.
Max Alexander. Isaac Givens, W. Hi
Clayton, and William Harris, are under
arrest at Chicago, charged with arson in
setting lire to Alexanders store in that
city, by w hich a large number of lives
.lohn lileason. paymaster for the Cleve
land Iron Mining and the Iron Cliffs com
pany, at sipcining. Mich., was murdered
and mhhctl. The robbers got Glea.son'j
watch, a small sum of money and borne
"black diamond" used for drilling.
A bill v a introduced in the New York
leui'slat lire . appropriating SiV'onO for tie
Wot id's fair. There was no trouble organ
i.'.iiitr. The lopublieaus were in their
seats. ;i.,d i be Democratic "slate" was
chosen in both houses. ( iovernor Flower's
lue-sage rei cminemled the, reapportion
iih nt of thesiaie for legislative and con
irr.'si ional purpuM-s. Fdwarils, the ' indis
pendent senator, voted with the Democrats
on or.-iiiizat ion.
t'UH'Aoo. Jan. ft.
KpIiica in.; v.. re the ,ii,,l iti.cis iei th.i baarj
of tr.eii' to.l:i ; Ileal January, opened
Ss' j e !isc'l M'l.,,-: February, opened.
clo-el iviye; May. opene.t ma", closed ftV.
t'orn--.T:i:iU.:rv. oeiied liviy; closed ttS-'Uc:
f ebiuary. n 1 Hsjije closed Wh: May.
ojiened 41' v. closed t lata -January,
opened :.(. -los-d February, opened
Too Much Tun Over the County Line
The Death Koll So tar.
It has always been acknowledged that
Springfield, the county seat of Seward, has
b-en in syniuvthy wit h Woodsdale, and
Arkalon, the prospective county seat, in
sym;i:L with IDigoton. This feeling of
fa vi. i; ism whi;h unr-ncst ionably exists
has evidently lisen to that point where it
bmuime uncontnill.ihle and the Springfield
Jteople have gone in to help out the Woods
dale faction. This new killing increases
the number of men slaughtered in the
Counties of southwestern Kansas to about
twelve, not taking into account the
famous I x-ot i-Coronado county seat fight
in Wichita county.
1 he J udge Didn't Sympathize Ilight.
,: The direct cause of the projected attack
6n Judge Hot kin is the fact that ever since
the feud began his sympathies have been
Villi Hugoton, though his home is at
if pi inglicld, in Seward county, forty miles
away. James Drennan, who killed Sam
Wood, was his counsellor and friend and
traveled about with him on his judicial
journeys through t he count ies comprising
tfiie district. At the first attempt to try
Drennan in September last at, Hugoton
Judge Dotkiu refused to preside, for the
reason, he said, that Dim nan had been his
Ilotkin Appeal to th Governor.
Judge Iiotkin yesterday mo'rning sent
the follow iDg letter to Governor Hum
phrey at Topeka: "The plot to kill ma
tas sprung litre this morning at tpring
field. One of the men gave it away. At 3
o'clock this morning Sheriff Dunn with
his six deputiesstarted out toscout the pro
posed scene of ambush. .They ran into an
ambush themselves atdaylight.
GiTea the Name of the Leaders. ,
"A. K. Kilgoreand S. O.Aubrey, of
Woodsdale, and U. L. Calvert, J. t Van
Vorie and H. Orner, city marshal oi
Springfield, w ere planners. The mob is
Uovv in possession o Springfield, awaiting
my arrival.. Mrs..lurabie, of Springtield,
reached my house at 10 a. tn. on foot, with
a message from three deputies that the
mob intended to come to my house to kill
me today if they found I w as not coining
to Springfield tocourt. , i
Civil Autioritien towerlesft.
"I have just arrived at Arkalon.' These
outlaws, under the disguise of the Citi
zens Alliance of Woodsdale and-Spring-Held,
should lie hunted down, but the civil
authorities of this county are bow power
less, as we have no sheriff. Please advise
me. I will remain here until I hear,
. , liOTKtS."
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TRAIN ROBBERS BAFFLED.
The liii'ineer s.,.,.s litem in 1 ime anil
M'ulls tint" in a Hurry.
Omaha, Jan. ti. The Missouri Pacific
J officials and thoe of the Paeilic Kxpress
I company have endeavored to suppress the
i fact that an attempt- was made last
Wednesday night to hold up the south
Iwtind Missouri Pacific train at West Side,
in the suburbs of this ciiy. Kngineer
"Daisy" Dean stw several maskeil men on
the crossing, nnd instead of stopping his
train pulled past them with all possible
Trains Itetter Carry fiatlimr .tiii.
The would-le robbers tired a score or
more of shots at the train as ii rushed by,
and the frightened passengers dinigcd un
der the car seats to get out of harm's way.
Fortunately no one was injured during ti e
fusillade, and no material damage was
done. Conductor bu k. vt ho had charge of
the train, Telegraphed the olbi ials news of
the attempted robbery, and I he detectives
were put to work ou the case.
BULKELEY IS GOVERNOR.
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-ii,-i-s il.s Jin.-d .V fo , cuts;
ss.i.i eu-s. :i.;u...ui
.May. op, -ii.-1 :tl-. closed ol4.
o-cl,eii M.4TUS closksl
i r'inii fin.Wa. closed fHI.Ki
opened si,.o; ia. . l0ed $ii.uj.
riii Hi the I nioii SV'X'k yards
ii tollnws: i utile .Market
sTi-.'eiy. 1-iit siii weakenel;
shiprrs modulate buvers.
Miiis ranged lit
&o Say th Connect lent su,r.iie ( oiirl
llAIITroRp. .tan. ti. The long looked for
decision of the supreme co irt ( errors in
the quo warranto case of Judge Luzon D.
Morris against Governor Morgan G. Dulke
ley was retidered yesterday, and it upholds
Dulkeley as governor de facto and governor
de jure of the state. The decision,
which is unanimous, was written by
Chief Justice Anrews. The Democratic
Senate can no lonuer ignore Dulkeley as
merely a private citizen, for should il do
so and adjourn he w mild have t tie ver to
call it together again, nnd now he has the
backing of the unanimous opinion of t he
supreme court of t he t.i'-. In the house
another debute is probable.
Sad Case of Insanity.
Dt'r.UMi'lox. N. J., Jan. ti. Miss Annie
, GiUis, at on-,' time a society belle and one
' of the most popular young ladies in this
city, has become violently insane, and has
I been committed to the state insane ay
I lum at Treulon. Miss GiUis was once
loved by one of the most popular young
men of this city. Unfortunately he was
not inclined toward temperate habits, and,
despite the earnest entreaties of his
sweetheart, showed no disposition to re
torm and was jilted. From that date, it is
said, was the beginning of Miss Gillis' af
fliction. The rejected lover is now a mis
erable wreck of what he once was.
roat-li packing, f l.si;,i 4.ii nnvoi. and saJti
4. in !( u jvu kiln; and shipping lots.
Cattle Market fanly active on local and
shi;riu-- lexount. but frelinjr rattier
ncak: vi-iees HiM.-ii i'H- lower:qiiotations ranged
nt s-, ,. ,,i ciioi. e to extra shipping ttoeis,
f 4. ."', ' .'. u-i-od to i l.o ce do. ?! .'.:(-i 4.W lair to
l:0"d. f'.'.Wl,, a. 'f eoiiiuioil to me itiuu do, l.uo
.":!.';r liiucliers- steer-, J) sn , l' .MI stackers,
fl.M:.i:VJl Texas steers. 3.-'H feeders
$l.i' i'i sn cows. Jl.i")(,t-'.;5 buil ami S3.&5.3
veal i .iles.
.Slieep '.Marki't lather netive an-1 jirlres
ntcady: ;u -.tation- ranged at S-1.T.V;.i.U
we-tt rns. s.;.;:, t:;,.ni natives, and I.5ii.tf.il0
I'r.Hlnee: letter Fancy setutrat r, Sc;
dairies, laiey. fresb. S.ik-; jiackiut; stock,
fn s"i. ti. . r.e. Kl's-s - Fresh candied, loss off,
" jx rcio?: ice lio ise st-x'k. Wfi sc Dressed
loiiltry - Ileus. s;s!sjc per lb: spring chi.-kens,
VCi'M.-; ducks. :t:,. lie; geese, 7 fcl'ic; turkey .
choice, l'.'e: e tmmon st.M-k. ltlTr.il ; por. 8J
!c. I'etatoes -Herrous, ;i.,'V' per bu; Bar
banks. A: r.Y ; Kosi. S'.JVW: lVeriess, oiiaic.
Sweet poiatoes. Illinois. ?I..Kv4 per bbl;
Jerseyv f-i'i-i l"!. Apples t'oiniQ in, $1.3ij4
l.M per iibl: giul. ?11"; fancy, t-'.ii. Cran
ls'rri.s ( Cxi. Sail.7 T.ui pi r bbl; Sl.ti.V54
l.T.'i r hox. Jersey, ..Vi-H .: per bbi; Jl.W
Ni'.w Yokk. Jan. S.
Wheat No. - r, rt w nter a-h. SJ.'-!Pv'il.fi!4;
January. $1 ,ic;:: lel,ruar. $l.nr;" May,
$l. .'-. t orn .So. 2 u.ix.fi cah, .'!:; Jauu
ary. 1 --i ; Feb: nary. ''I';c; J'ari ti, 61!4e.
(lats- lmll but s'ea I; : No. i mixed oa- h.
osl Sk-: .Inim iiy. '." ..; May. n;,-. Ky, -Jin
t and weak: )uoti i at !S"?. jl.Ul for tlia
whole rait.e. lt.iriey Imii but strong; No. 3
Milwaukee. 1'orK C'uief : nev uii.-sa,
Jle.i'i. I.ird .-l-.t ij: Jiiiiiur. $i.2; Febru
Live Stock: Cat tV-Market firm, but no
trading in Ji.svh' : dr s-, 1 be, f. liihf-r; nativ
sides. 7feH' tier In. Sheep and Lambs -Mar-ket
steady -jnd It: 'n; ii, ej.. Sl.Mx..j.Ti per J ' 41
l'-s; bml. V. io'i T im. l!o, No:ioiiid!y stiidy
Uv hogs. S.f.!.,J 4-K li r 1 HI lbs.
About Hreaflrnaklnc. after all. Tliey n i
lell a tHUm IIAKlMi itlW il..,,
without tlie seienTUin nnl ef a ;iv,-r-t
meiit I'hem'et. a Supr. me Analy.-t, il
American Heirs Will Get It Yet.
; DUBI.I , Jan. 6. The fact was mentioned
in these dispatches a few days ago that
James Murphy and his sister Mary, who
died of hick of proper food at Tullyvallen a
week ago Sunday, had left prvjierty valued
at 40,000, though they lived and died in the
Utmost squalor. It now appears that there
lire heirs ia Ireland, and one of them, Pat
rick Donnelly, a farmer, has gone insane
with iov over his uiiexnectcd inheritance.
t lie hi so violent that it has become neces-
sary to place him iu aa insane asylum.
St. Louis Doesn't Want the Convention.
' St. Louis, Jan. 6. At a meeting of the
lerchants' Exchange yesterday it was
resolved that St. Louis withdraw as a
competitor for the location of the Dftti
ocratic national convention, and t't w
her influence in favor of Kansas city.
PtinuM tie tented. Just as any other cock
ins material, by actual use. It kivm
Better Satisfaction at Half
the Cost of the other kinus.
Cn form an opinion of their own.
Get a can of CI I ran rom your In
ar eosvtiM'C .-ounsUt.
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