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KOCK ISLAND, THURSDAY, JANUARY 7, 1802.
Blngd Coplee S Cents
Per Week 12ltj Cents
They've Got To Go!
Now is Your Time to Act, and
M is a
On or about Jan. 1 th the New Lon
don Clothing Co. will begin to invoice.
Determined to make all goods into
money, the London inaugurates a force
sale, which for upsetting of values re
gardless of retailing cf merchandise,
totally eclipses any special or even sheriff
or bankrupt sale Rock Island has ever
known; and if
1-2 O FK,
1-3 OK F,
from our already low prices, at which we
have this season as always undersold 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 taking Jan. 1 th, this cut will cer
tainly accomplish our point in view. We
resort now to the only plan the London
1 - 4 Off.
The Question of Who Shall Be
EHEEMAN CHOSEN ON FI2ST BALLOT
Contest a to How the
k Talscn Foreshadows the
The decisive Hill lot:
Vote Shun V.i
ForaKer, 3K MrKinley
l"p In Spite of a Declination The Two
leaders Fcliang Compliments iov
Hill Na.vn New York V ill Not lie
Coi.t Mru s, O., Jan. 7. As expected, the
Foraker and Sherman men firsf locked
horns in the senatorial caucus hist night
on the question of how the ballots should
lie taken secret or viva voce. The For
aker men urged a secret ballot, on the
ground that it had been charged that a
numlier of members were being coerced.
They wished, they said, to relieve all mem
bers of constraint. The Sherman men
contended that each member represented a
constituency; that he was BupMsed to
vote their wishes, and they should have
the privilege of knowing whether he rep
resented them or misrepresented them.
Fully an hour was spent in debate on this
Sherman Gains the First Tolnt.
The vote stood 47 in favor of the viva
voce vote to 44 for secret ballot. It was
thus evident that some Sherman men
wanted a secret ballot, and some excite
ment, followed the vote. Senator Nichols
presented the name of Senator Sherman in
an eloquent speech, dwelling upon his re
cord as a financier. Heprcseutative Griffin
presented the name of ev-Governor Fora
ker, expatiating upon his soldier record.
N'umoroiis seconding speeches to both
these nominations were made. Dcpresen
tative Welsh, in what must have hi-cn his
maiden speech, presented Major MeKin
ley's name, but it was .s.u.n afterward
withdrawn by a telegram from Major Mc
Kiuley. Settled on the First ltall.it.
This did nut deter Welsh, however, from
voting tor Lis candidate. Ilcpresentative
Dicks presented the name of Charles Fos
ter. A t lie ballot proceeded t here was DO
demonstration except that when Porter of
Cleveland, a doubtful man, voted for For
aker the Foraker men shouted, and when
Pudney of Cleveland, another doubtful
man. voted for Sherman, the Sherman men
raised n. whoop. The lirst ballot resulted:
Sherman, .Vt; Foraker, 38; Foster, 1; Mc
Kinlcy, 1. Necessary to a choice, 47.
lornker Takes It in Good Nature
After the vote was announced both Sher
man and Foraker were brought to the hall.
Senator Sherman spoke first, anil after
thanking the members of the caucus, com
plimented Foraker upon his fight, raying
it was the hardest fight he had ever en
tered, and he hoped he would never have
him for an opponent again. Ex-Govcrnor
Foraker spoke in a good-natured way, say
ing he did not forsee, when he entered the
fight, that when a man Wgins to fight
John Sherman he has to fight the whole
Complimented Chairman Meal.
The Democratic members of the legisla
ture met in caucus ytstcrday morning and
by a unanimous vote selected Colonel
.lames K. Neal, of Hamilton, as their can
didate for United States senatorto be voted
for next Tuesday. Colonel Neal is one of
the most active and prominent among the
younger Democratic leaders of the state.
He is 4.S years old, a native of Butler coun-
I tv, and is a lawyer with a lucrative prac
Will Not "Michicanl7.e" New York.
Nkw Yokk, Jan. 7. United States Sen
ator David 1$. Hill was here yesterday on
his way to Washington, where he will
take the the oath of office and qualify as a
memlier of the highest legislative liody of
the land. Keferring to a story telegraphed
from Pittsburg that the New York legis-
hiture would "Michiganizc" New York, he 1
said: "The fact, is that the story is sidv.
ridiculous. Whichever party in this state
casts the greatest number of votes in the
usual way will elect the presidential elec
tors. There will lie no change in the man
ner of choosing electors."
Ityntim and tho Governorship.
Washington, Jan. 7. Representative
Ilynum says regarding the report that he
would run for gorernorof Indiana: "Ihave
lieen earnestly solicited by many friends to
run for governor, but I have not as yet
fully determined whether I shall be a can
didate or not. If I do In-come a candidate
it will be liecause I prefer that position to
the one I now hold."
WANTED TO AVOID WAR.
What Lord Salisbury Saiil About
Kchrlng !ea Ouestion.
Liverpool, Jan. 7. Sir George Baden-
I'owell says, in discussing the Behring
sea question, that Lord Salisbury informed
him that. he. the. British premier, wanted
to avoid war w ith the United States: but
that at the same time he wanted to appear
strong and to show that the government
was not going to yield a jot of British
rights. Sir George also said that he
thought that Lord Salisbury had finally
managed to bring an awkward position,
which might have resulted in war, to arbi
tration. Will Tet Kear Good Fruit.
He also remarked that he was convinced
that Lnglaud would win in the eibitia
tion. According to Sir George, the British
commissioners had made a most complete
and important investigation into the Behr
ing sea affairs and he felt certain that the
friendly feeling they had established with
the United States and Kussia would yet
bear good fruit.
Kmigration frfim the Kritifth Ialea.
L0KI1OX, Jan. 7. The official returns for
-,. ..1 ir r 1 T- . . 1 : , 1. ,r i-. cr.....u
IfJL suuw iiiai f-i,oix .iiiisu, u.i'Ji ctuitu
and 03,3m Irish emigrated to the United
States, and 17,931 English, 2,874 Scotch
and 1,336 Irish to Canada, compared with
6,442 Knglish, 13,Sijl ScoUh and 52,110 Irish
to the United States . and W.-f Lnglish,
8,421 Scotch and 1.. 04 Irish to Canada dur-
ing the previous year. The 1 total etnigra-
tion to all parts of the world in 18.1 was
S18,3 compared tnth 218.116 in lbM.
BATTLE ATH A TARANTULA.
A Cirorer Ha a I.vcly Time Kilting the
Nkw York, .Ian. 7.-Christian Gaul, a
pro'-er at Walnut street and Oliver avenue,
Yuiikers, had a battle with a tarantula n
few days ago. He was cutting olT the
bunches from a branch of bananas when
he. not iced a cone-sli.ip"d uet clinging to
one of the steams. It resembled spider
webs massed together. While he was ex
amining it. an ugly tarantula appeared and
ran nimbly along the branch. Mr. Gaul
dropped the banana, and jumped behind a
barrel. The tarantula dropped to the floor,
and Mr. Gaul resolved to give it battle
then and there. He liegan operations by
throwing a piece of wood at the insect. It
had scarcely struck the floor before the
tarantula was upon it, biting and clawing
Homlmrdment with renknives.
The grocer hemmed it in on every side
by sticks, and used all the penknives lie
could find. Opening the knives, he began
throwing them at the insect, hoping to pin
it to the floor. The first knife struck a
foot wide of the mark. The tarantula
leaped upon it like a flash, and endeavored
to bury its claws in the handle. It then
reared itself on its hind legs and danced
rapidly around the inclosure, moving its
forelegs and claws in a threatening man
ner and gnashing fiercely wirh it mouth.
Suddenly it made a leap towanl Mr. Gaul.
Fortunately for him it was beiiumlied by
the cold air in the store and consequently
was not possessed of its usual activity.
Killed It with a Spear.
Mr. Gaul then reopened his bombard
ment with knives, but was not a success
as a knife thrower. So he tried another
device. He fastened a knife to the end of
along stick, and approached his foe from
la-hind. Then he lowered his improvised
spear until the blade was within a few
inches of its body and made a sudden jab.
The blade struck the taiantula fairlv in
I the middle of the hack and pinned it to the
lioor. After a few convulsive movements
of the le-rs ihe tierce in- t died. By actual
measurement its body was one and one
half inches in length. With its legs spread.
; it covered n diameter of six inches. Kven
i'i its Iienimili.il " imilii ion ii could leap i wo
) feet from the floor.
DEATH OF DAN SHEPARD.
A Vt ell-K now n 1 Hi noisaii falls a Victim
t o C tinsit in pt ion.
CniCAtso, Jan. 7. Daniel Htcpnrd, secre
tary of the Illinois liepublicau slate cen
tral committee, died yesterday at his
home, 4.Kf. Drexel boulevard. Mr. Shep
ard had been an invalid for nine years,
and although he had discharged the du
ties of his oflice dining that time, his con
dition had often bi-en so alarming as to
arouse serious fears among his friends.
Nine years ago he contracted a slight
cold, which rapidly developed into bron
chitis. Many physicians treated Lis case,
but to no avail. The rii-casc gained a
stronger hold on him every flay, anil at last
medical science was compelled to admit
that he was in the relent le-s crip of i on
sumption, audthat no cure could If i f
feet oil. Since early in Novem!cr he had
been confined to his bed.
A Itnsy I'olitiral Lite.
' The funeral will t ike place at 1 1 ::ti Fri
i day afternoon at All Souls' church, and
) the pastor, Rev. .lenkin Lloyd Jones, will
i pfliciate. he services will 1 private, and
only members of the family will lie pres
ent. Mr. Shepard was a strong Kepu hi ican.
popular with his part v and never defuated
for office. Hy profession he was a lawyer,
born in New York, and coming to Chicago
in LSV. His history is w i ll known to all
Illinois, from his activity in politics, hav
ing been chief clerk of the siate central
I committee since S7o He had hirsts of
1 friends who heard the news of his death
with a feeling of personal loss. He was 50
jeans uiu last .xovemoer.
A HITCH WITH ENGLAND.
Canada Supposed to Have Ftlt in a Tarfly
WASniNUTON, Jan. 7. A hitch in the
negotiations for arbitration of the sealeries
qnestion was rumored hi re yesterday. It
is supposed that it has occurred over the
proposition of the presiilc.it that, while the
United States is willing to pay damages to
Canadian sealers if the arbitration goes
against this government, ii is nothing but
fair that if the arbitration goes our way
the seals taken by Canadian vcsm-Is be
I'nclc Sara'f Standing Complaint.
It has ltcn a standing complaint by the
United States in all the fisheries negotia
tions that the British government refers
matters to the Dominion government, w ho
delay the reply for months. In the present
instance the probaluli; y is that the fore
going proposition has only jut met with a
Canadian o'.jcdion. ."secretary Blaine ln
ing ill nothing could ! obtained from
him, and Assistant Secretary Wharton re
fused either to confirm or deny the report.
Milis Seems Somewhat Itiscmntleil.
Washington, Jan. 7. The statement is
made by a Democratic congressman that
Representative Mills, of Texas.wi!l decline
to serve as chairman of the committee on
interstate and foreign commerce w hen he
returns to the capital. Mills recently
went on a hunting expedition, and it is
alleged left a note requesting Mr. Wise,
of Virginia, to art as head of the commit
tee, and stating that helloed not care to
assume its duties.
4iet 8:50,000 in Sugar lliratil j.
NEW Oi:i.EAs, Jan. ".The Kim Hall
Sugar plantat ion, one of a dozen planta
tions owned by lyeon (iondchnux, in As
sumption Parish, has closed its seas n,
having turned out 4.'2Vi," pounds ,f
sugar, on which Mr. (romlehau.x will re
ceive from the United States government
as bounty fW,i. Mr. I osrlchaux's total
bountv will reach t-'Vi.'K.
Wants i"o.ooo from lilli.
San" FBANtlsfij. Jan. 7. Papers have
Ix-eu forwafded to Secretary Blaine for a
c'aim against Chili for fCi'i.mW by I'atrick
I Si.ields, the tire
. .m .1 who vi
inati of t he steamer Kewee-
ma, who was ma urea tea wnne in
Valparaiso by a Chilian n.ob.
Resumed After a Tear's Idleneaa.
Reamni;. I'a., Jan. 7. After a year's
idleness No. 2 anthracite blast furnace of
the r5rooke Iron cotI,puny, situated at
liirdsboro turned operations Tuesday
, morniuK. It. is ol)e ,lf Um lHrKt Uu,l
f urnac in gcbuvlkill vallev.
Dope l.eo is expected at the Chicago fair,
if alive in is.i.'i.
Russian Methodists have begun an exo
dus to the United States.
Three nights of lire works display at the
World's fair will cost f ri1,l H'.l.
Isaac 11. M:i'ou has been elected presi
dent of the St. Louis Merchants' exchange.
John L. Sullivan has quit drinking
again, and is plaj ing to good business in
German si It - nt ist s have corraled the grip
bacillus. What they will do with him has
The secretary of the interior wants fl,-
000. 00n immediately for work on the
It was discovered that the "bomb found
in the Four Courts at St. Louis was load
ed with sawdust.
At the Negro Roman Catholic congress
at Philadelphia, it was stated that 2,000
negro Roman Cat holies were represented.
In closing Ihe Hungarian diet Emperor
Francis Joseph gave assurances of contin
ued peace among the Kuropean coun
t r ies.
William T. Halliday, the millionaire
banker of Cairo, Ills., has separated frcm
his wife, giving her alimony of $750 per
A man has been discovered on an island
in Charlotte. Via., haibor who is Wi years
old. w 1 1 m o 1 1 do, (in. and stili earns a living
for himself and wife.
licnjamiuS. Wright, a noted horseman,
lied at Host on. He was familie.rly knosvn
as '"Uncle Den Wright"' by horsemen
t hrougliout t he country.
Hilly Myer, the '-St real or Cyclone," Rajs
he will ignore Austin Giblums' challenge
to tigln to a finish, because he does not bc-
1. evc it is made in good faith.
There a-- a 'scrimnirige"at Santos, TJra
y.il. in which the people and the trocps
took part and three citizens were killed
ami loo wounded. It was the result of an
attempt of t In-government to replace the
old governor of t he province with a new
Bulgaria has repudiated the demands of
Trance for reparation for thcChadouine
incident, ami the next step in the imbrog
lio is awaited with interest. Chadouine in
a newspaper man who was 'lircd' out of
JJuigaria tor telegraphing and writing
what the Hi;lg.u iau premier d'-clarcs were
li. . about i,: i-ari.i. lu -ides being a part i
of I Russia.
i li Icago.
iticAOo. Jan. fl.
l oilew iui; were the ijiiot itioiis on th board
of trade to-lay: het January, epened
Mi", cios.il '."I-; KeliruHry. opeiied Wiifjc,
closed I'l'oe: May. opened :it', closed tV.Jiie.
,or--.tai.n:trT. fiiK-ned Ss.4e; clod JHc;
February, eiiened S.tie, eiired May,
opened . closed 41J". Oat -January,
opened iWe. dosed S1?-: February, openi'd
2yUjc. fioaed May. opened 3V'.jc, closed it!c.
l'nrk -- jMiuarv. opened &HI..VN closed
tl'i.V'.: May. opened SHU'TVi. cIomi fld.fti.
Lard --January, opened SHLWi-s. closed ffi .li
LiM sos-k Prices at the Cuion Stock yards
today raiiu'el as follows: HofraMarket
active, shippers buying freely, ewpecaiallv of
hglit 1-its: packers l.uying m.Kleraluly; prliea
irregular, ruiinit .VTria reats higher on light,
.s eenta higher im mixed, and 5 emits lower on
lieavj ; sales ranged at SKi.o i;3.K pigs, t3."S
f..4.1il light. fcS'n.aASO rou. Ii packing, $35
(..4 Hi mixed, and J:i.S5. 4.1ft heavy (nrkinB
and shipping lots.
t aitle Vffarket miKlerately active and doll,
yir;c-s f.(7: hi.- lower: quotation ranftd
at :fH;5.fi.'.i.i choice t extra -hipping atoens,
S4..'ni -ViS gl to choice do, l.i.'nl.til fair to
twKi, $ii(ii..i i oimmon to modiutn dn, J3.tO
ft.:(.:: hutohe-s" Mors, $l.(ii).j.M Mocker.
.3K(Jlai Texas st.-crs, S:.tt.itX3I feeders,
Sl.K'p "so cows. $1.(Q;.7S bulls and $iaii4.Uo
Sheep-Market rather aetive and prlcfM
stiady; qictatiens rung.fl t 7H5.19
westerns. Satv.MA) natives, aud j.t.50tJ.(fU
l'roduce: Untier Fancy separatur, SWc;
dairii. fariry. frish. Slik"; parking stock,
fresh, 13(4 IV. Kggs Freah candied, loa-t oil.
-Ic perdoz: ice house stock, WiilSc. Dresseil
IHiuliry -liens. Svr.svc per lb; sprinK chk-keas,
'V-'Mfc; ducks fx.tllc; Ketwe, Tiluc; turkeya,
rhoiiv. l'Jc; oiraia n stock, lOllc: p-xir, biift
!c. I'matoee-flehrons. Ai.:t!o lr bu; Bur
hanks. :c:i.V: Rise. "-Hc-; IVerteaa,
Swwt. p itaioea. Illinois jjl.r.l pur bH;
Jenu-ys. ?-.MTfc:t '. Aiipli-s Cimtam. $l.a
l.imjH-r Mi!: good. 51.75: ftucy, S-'oi. tlran
herries -Ca;ie'iHl. 5t. R7 p r bhl; 51.IVa
1 ;., per .I. rseys. ?"i.5i r-. V.ti par blI; S.50
Nkw York, .Tan, &
Wheat N.i -' red w. liter eh. 51.i64: Jan
uary. St 4ls: February. I. ""?: March,
?l.irv: Apri.. Si.oT. Corn N.. 2 uiixtsl
eah. .p-le: .liin'iary. re; February, 510.
1 lats -1 lull: No, inisel cah. Sl'. VI7c; Jan
ra' y. :re. Hye -Nehfctvd a:id xiomin.-d. lAar
h - i ul. and weak: No. t Milwauki.i-, 7'ti8c.
1'ork liuii: tif mess, flil.o). Lard -Hull but
M "ii;.: .'miliary. JfV4u; Foiiruary, t6. 15.
I.lvf St.h-k: I a. : fr:wliit(f very dull and
si.. (or al gtades: ptoro-l to but native
stiffs, s! :n . I i ..', per 1 d ". bll Is and COW
M.i " .1:1. Mie. -p and La.nl -Market active
at ;.t. ;el Hlice of !-C I f.r lh; thiMjp, f. 70:11-4
lr io'l':: h.mlis. ?.-' fi.7.2-'. litv Noitdoally
sleazy: he beys. 3 4 'J lur 1W lbs.