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HOCK ISLAND, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 13, 18.
Rlngl" Cnplpf S Cents'
Per Week 1H Cents
Wte Tto is a
3 E K u
Now is Your Time to Act, and
Lsi O i
On or about Jan. 1 5th the New Lon
don Clothing Co. will begin . to invoice.
Determined to make all goods into
money, the Londo.i inaugurates a force
sale, which for upsetting of values re
gardless of retailing of merchandise,
totally eclipses any special or even sheriff
or bankrupt sale Rock Island has ever
known; and if
from our already low prices, at which we
have this season as always undersold the
town, will entice ou 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
ainly accomplish our point in view. We
resort now to the only plan the London
1 - 4 Off.
MANIAC OX MONEY.
Gives Judge Gresham
Bad Hour or So.
FIERCE STRUGGLE WITH OFFICERS,
In Whirli One of Tlicui Experiences a
Very lose CallA Lunatic Abroad in
tlie trovrnimrtit Hull. tin.; at Chicago
He llwunils or Marshal ltitchcorlt
tNfi.OOO V. hi. li Jay ;ouIl Had Sent
Him How tin- Juilc lluninriil th
Madman, Who W .ot.il the Militia
Cinr.r,.-. Jan. FS Walter (). Crosham,
j -idge of the 1'i.itcd States circuit court,
. s for an hour jtt'uiila v closeted in his
w! li a luiiatii
t I 1 'le gr
the govern incut building
whose mania Plight readily
a hiiiiii. idal tendency,
at danger of the emi
whoso company he liail
II lit i i: ).-. a
t irhv s.,..:lit
' ivshain mht
during tlie day. .Tudgo
ceded by straws. in gcttina
vay from his undesirable visitor. The fel
lo.. i ,:.! a Song knife in his pocket ami
.Hive ! i naine as Martin MoConaha. It
took Tour licjint ics to overcome him and
take him to t hi- station.
Was After Marshal Hitchcock.
It was nl out 3::50o'elock in the afternoon,
a -cording to the mployes in the I'nitcd
S;nics marshal's odioe, when Judge Cres'i
am, accompanied by a well dressed, good
looking man about r0 years old, appeared
in the o!liee, and approaching the rail, do
maiu'.ed in a peremptory way to know
where Marshal Hitchcock was. Ho was
not in, and the judge added sternly: "Well,
here is a gent h-man who says Mr. Hitch
cock has fo.inKI which Jay I Jouhl has sent
him, and that ou are keeping it from
him." The deputies saw that, something
was wrong f'-oui t lie judge's manner, atid
said they would look into i: as soon a
Hitchcock came in.
The Alanine on His Mtisele.
The judge left with his strange com pan
ion, and ot ra !l:ocrs wen-sent for and
taken to .Tiidge (Ircham's cl ambers. Here
Mot 'una h-i sat alone, the judge, having
Hone. The moment the lunatic saw the
officers hi- raise I a heavy cane which ho
held in his right, hand and struck at
liilehcurk w ith all his force. The blow
a glancing one and only broke the
s; i-l 1. it lie wore. Then the .Ulcers jumped
in. ami t'ay had a lively time for a few
n :ei:tes. I'.ye-wii nesses of the struggle
i !! a thrilling tale. When the officers
i iu j Ujinii McConaha the strength of a
.io-.eii men seemed to be suddenly acquired
i.iai. I le jumped bat kward w it h a jell
1 1 at mailt-the gloomy old ruin echo and
Icscratf struggle with the Lunatic.
Then he smashed away with his cane in
vain attempts to break the skulls of his
nsjsiilants. His aim was faulty, probably
due to the fact that ho is cross-eyed, or
the officers would undoubtedly now le
nursing broken heads. He ,cpt the five
men at bay for fully three minutes before
they -closed in upon him. A blow from a
policeman's baton had knocked the
bludgeon from the madman's grasp. As
the officer jumped at him MoConaha
fought more fiercely than ever with both
hands and feet. 1 Ic called on .fudge Gres
hnm declaring that the officers were kpl
ing him. and linally stumbled and fell,
when ho was pinnnod securely, and was
taken to the Harrison Street station where
lie was recognized l.y t he police as a man
who had been under arrest before.
HIS SEANCE WITH GRESHAM.
The .Finite Tells of Iteerlv in; a Call from
Judirc tii-esbam had just finished dinner
in his home at .tux; I'rai l ie avenue w hen
ns-kod to tell aliout his visitor of the after
noon, lie was asked: "When did you
1 1 il si-c the man:-"
"I was late in L'ettin: down this morn
'.!:.. When 1 feat hel the trovernmpnt
bniliiin-I went into my old chambers at
the east siiie of t he hall. In the room were
.ludu'i- l!locii;ei.t. some other gentlemen,
ami lids man. Mtnaha. as you say he is
called. 1 plant cd at hitn and he stepped
up and grasped my hand. snpiosed he
was home attorney whom T had forgotten.
I greeted liim pleasantly. He asked me if
I had seen some urn I can't remernberthe
An I fiwt-lcomo Visit in Chamber.
"I replied that I had not. and passed tm.
I ditl not see him a;;ain until about 2:'.Vt
o'clock. He came into my chamber and
sat down. I asked him what. I could do
for him. I lan't tret that f.Vioo from Mr.
Hitchcoi k.' hi- replied. I glanced at him,
and saw at once that something was
wrom.'. 'W hat STi.trnti:-' I asked. 'That
Vi.OOO that .lay f.ould sent me,' lie said,
w ith some excitement. I knew then I had
a 1 until ic to deal wit h, but he did not seem
to me to H-at all dangerous. 'ITI go and
see about it." said 1. He looked at Die.
wildly for a moment, and then said: 'I
don't believe 1 would do that." 'Oh, yes, I
w ill, "said I." and t hen the judge told about
going into the marshal's ollice.
Make Hi- .lotlo Another Visit.
"About v,:'V o'clock McConaha returned.
Mr. Wheeler, an attorney from Spring
field, was in my ehamlier. McConaha took
a seat partially hi hind me. Mr. Wheeler,
whosawbythe man's looks that some
thing whs tbe matter, moved bis chair so
as to sit facing him. The policemen who
had lieen called were in the court-room,
and the door leading there was slightly
open. The insane man saw them and got
up and looked the door. Then became
back and sat down.
Anarchist Aftr Him.
' 'They're after me again those anar
chists are after me judge.,' he cried. 'Don't
let them hurt me. Save me judge."
"'No one shall hurt you, my rurxr
fellow,' said I."
"'Then call tint the militia and have me
"'Well, I II go and get Marshal Hitch
cock and he will take you to the militia,
and with that Mr. Wheeler and I went
out. leaving him in the mora. I beard bim
crying to me to help him Tvhile going
down the elevator."
Insane Over Money Matter.
That McConaha is insane there is not the
slightest doubt. On ordinary topics, such
as the weather and his own identity, he
talks as would any man. But touch th
subject of money and Ins manner changes
instantly. He is a well-built, man about
i feet high awl weighing ! pounds. His
liair, mustache, and slight imp.-iial are
pray, lint well kept. His ew are blue,
but look crosswise, iiis features arc clear
cut and refined, jlis hands hiv while anil
show that he has never been Used toman
mil labor. He has the presence of an ath
lete and his voice is a i.iii-i.-al one.
EE M 5 THE MIND READERS.
A Missouri (.irl Who Has a li. inai KaliU
Clair. o ant Power.
1'I.ATTK C'lTV, Mo.. .Ian. Vt. About five
miles from this city lives W. 1). House, a
farmer, who has a daughter with a won
derful power or gift. The girl is about 1."
years of age, and for several years has heed
considered by the simple country folk
around the neighborhood to bo "odd." Slit
has a dreamy appearance and is slow nl
speech, but when she does- talk she show "
that she is above the average of girls ol
borage in intelligence. She is as well c-ir
ueatetl as most, country girls of her w.1
who have had only the advantage of th
list i i-t school.
an Kenl loscl Letters ami Hookft.
Her peculiarity is that sin- seems tohavt
a clairvoyant property r second sight
She says that she can read letters without
breaking the seal, ami on several occasion!
she has done this with letters where it wa'
impossible that there could be any coll :t
si on with those who wrote the h Hers. St.f
can also take a lMiok ami hold it closed ii
her hand anil read from any eVsignatec
page in the book. Dr. Porter, one of t h
oldest physicians of this count v. says that
be knows the girl has an rvl raordinni 5
power nud has thoroughly tes.ci 1 lie mat
tor. He says that ho w rote a 1 1 t-r at hi
ortioe and sealed it and he says he took the
Id ler to the girl.
Specimen of Her l'ortorniancos.
The gill said: "Doctor, you have a leitel
for n;e.'' H e then hi Id his hand, and reac
the let tor w hie h was still in his pock-:
To test her furt her hi-brought one of hi
ineiiical books to the house, one which
he was posit ive she had never seen. II
gave her I he book and told her to read or
a certain page. He bad selected thopagi
purposely, it being one on which then ap
peared a number ,f lung, technical words.
Hie lead the page accurately with the ex
ception of the hard words, which she said
she could not pronounce. She says sin
cannot explain how she does it, but that il
s ems to bo in her head w hen she takes tht
let tors or books.
FOUND ANOTHER EROKEN RAIL.
Fassoiiyor Car Ilitchr! ami s-entel.
fil!AM) 1st. .nt. Neb.. .Jan. 1::.- Mixed
freight and passenger train Xo. St. which
loft here yesterday morning on the Union
Pacific railway, found a broken rail twr
and a half miles east of Liberty. The en
gine and sixteen cars passed over all right,
lint the six hind cars and passenger coai h
left the track, the coach tnniing complete
ly over in the ditch, fifteen feet from th
main wreck. The passengers wen panic
stricken, but no lives were lost.
Complete List otitic Victims,
The following; i a complete list of the
injured: .1. W. Kelly, (irand Island, seri
ously bruised in chest and arms; ,T. ;.
Lind, Kearney. Neb., chin cut and back
seriously injured: K. W. Peck. St. Paul,
Neb., arm dislocated: Mrs. K. v. Peck,
slightly bruised: child of Mrs. Peck, severe
cut over right eye: .LP. il, Pleasant 011.
Neb., slight cut on face: Mrs. .). 'p. Neil,
bruised on chest and left arm: .1. W.
Zakartzeski ami wife. St. I'atil, Nob.,
slight injuries; J. W. Wnoley. tiiand M
and. Neb., face badly cut; Mrs. Kate Ste
venson. Scotia. Neb., ami thru- small
children, all slightly bruis. d: Miss l;, tia
Messo. Scotia. Nob., slight bruises on
body; Conductor I". .!. Pa I mi r. spraiued
ankle and spine injured: Hi.ik man John
i!amcy. log cut.
Trih-.te to the Conductor.
Conduct:! .' 'aimer deserves sp,.ejal credit
for his p.( - nceof mind. When he foil
the jar he rushed for tin- si,,Vi and locked
the door so no fire could cscapx- and by hi
counsel calmed bis passengers and burst
open the door of t he curs, helping them
out, though badly injured i imseli.
"LONG TIME BETWEEN DRINKS."
Say the Citizens r North Carolina line tc
Another liry Iiisi 1 ilerics.
Cn AKl.ot tk, N. t'...lan U - The liiiuor
question is the loading and exciting topic
in this state, and it is "a hmg time lx-t ween
drinks." Mecklenburg county commis
sioners started the ball last spring, when
it wbs announced that a majority of 1 he
commissioners would vote to refuse .
censes. Decently the commissi,, iUrs in
Irdell and last on couuiies refused togrrrnt
licenses. Hot h of t hi e nmii: i,.v contained
many small distilleries. They are as drv
as powder now. Allan-aitce. Per-.:!,
Kobeson, Montgomery. Sianlev and a
tmm'ner of ol h. r count ies have i' fiis. ,1 t,,
grant licenses t either aint or spmcr.
"(ioocl" Characters Knther Scarce.
There appears to be an organized cifort
to kill the liquor traflic in North Carolina.
Of course t he liquor men arc making a de
termined fight. They put forward their
liest ineti with application, for licenses,
but invariably the commissi. ,ne?-s say no.
They don't, say that no man who wlN
liquor can prove a good moral character,
but they do say that none of those that
have applied so far has. in their estimation
a very good character not good enough
to got the covet sd liteuses.anyway.
CONVERTED A MILLIONAIRE.
A Wealthy alifriiian .loins the salva
tion Army anl liiif Mumming.
llriFAL", N. Y., .Ian. KI. Carrie .ludd
was one of the leaders among the faith
CuristH here some ycHrs ago. She claimed
to have been cured of consumption and
went to California. She ret timed to Buf
falo Sunday night the wife of tieorgt
Montgomery. a wealthy Califor
nian, both chid iu the Salva
tion Army uniform. Mr. Montgomery
owns mines in New Mexico, orange grove
in southern California and real estate iu
San Francisco. He has founded a Salva
tion village in California calleil "lieulah."
has given land in California for a Salva
tion soldiers" home, for it home for the
fallen, and for several other hist itution"
Ha and Mrs. Montgomery are going to
New York to engajr? in "slumming," aftel
which they will reS&ru to do iiiisiju work
in t?au 1 rancisoo.
The right of Senator Rrice to hold hhj
Beat is to be investigated.
La grippe is steadily increasing in sever
ity all over Kin-ope anil in the British
.lodge 1 5. ii kill opened court at Spring
field. Kan., with a Winchester for a
Dr. Keeley s.-,s a 4-gr iiu asaf.-tida pill
taken four times ,-t d.-iv is a suit.- lire for
I he house of Kat her Sullivan, a priest at
(iilmore City. la., was robbed of s:'.fm by
masked nu 11.
A nervy thief stole a wagon load of
(.rood at Chi-.igo belonging, to the United
States K-.press company.
Frank L. 1'orlow. an attorney of Defi
ance, ().. has been arrested tor forging his
grandfaMiei s name for 7.000.
The will of Mrs. Mary Macrae Stu.irt, of
New Yok. donates morclh.-in 4.H'Vn to
inst ii ut ions 01 learning and charities.
A six-d.iv s-go . is- ,m - pleas,, walking
match w.-,s tarli d at Kansas City with all
the old "potii sti -.aii'i. " ihesiuuts iu the
Keener .V P:kc. grain dealers 1 f Meredo
sia. Ills., have failed, w it li liahil it ie.s of
si m. i; asse.s considerably less than that
The Kir-t Notional bank of .Munoie, l'a,
ha- been ei. s,., ,v 1 1,,- hank examiner. A
shoit.ige ol' sri.i- io js said to have been dis
1 ov i.
One hiiici:. d ami thirty vini-s was the
reputed age of Sitkci tiillis, a colored
w oman v. ho died near Demopolis, Ala.,
I here i- a movement on foot ill Paris to
.secure the popular observance of Sunday,
and a v ii-j strong society has b en formed
to fun her this cause.
Dr. I ; raves has In 1 u put into convict
garb in the Colorado penitentiary. The
gov. -i nor w iii probably give him the time
Judge liisilig denied.
William ( oi;i,i-. a farmer of ! recti
wood. Kan., was shot d, a 1 in his home
and in t he p.-i -en. o of ids wife by an nn
know n ma-k -I man.
The deal h is ;i;i:nv:n,i, of Ki, hard I'ratt
Man in. jest i, ,. . f the siiju-eme court
which passed upon the question of making
grocliha. ks legal ti nder.
D' tiison. Tex., has had t bin v -four fires
during I he la-i t hirty day-, and t ho m.-iyor
has called a meeting of citi.ens to discuss
Jiu asiires f,,r public safetj.
All Ijiw ri-nei- county. Mo.. lately turned
out to a fo hunt, bm the animal was
picked up by an ovci gi ow 11 dog in fifteen
minutes and the hunt soiled.
were tiie iiiintatiens on the board
of t .-ad-- t'Klav-; "Wheat .Taiiu try, oetied
MiiMe. clr-ol sr.u, : Fehrnary, oH-ne.l (Mfje,
close i sts-; May. iper.eil Vlih--. ciowd fO.c.
l.'irn - .laiiuar iN-n-it anil ch's-d ije, Feb
vnary. ;M-Tod and -IimscJ iis?fc; May, opemed
anil ch s-d 41--. I lats- Jauuarv-. opened 3sf,
clos.-ii LV'j. ; Fearuary opconil ami closed
!v ; 'Mai
ij. ujs a. d r.ndilosed illii-. Pork
oi r:.l sn -1. c:osoit sit.iE.'H; May,
on in 1
dl.'i.i.. eiisi'l ll.ti;i I.ard-.'anu-
ar. i'ei:ei -'. clo-eu s.:;i.
Live st.K-k I'r.c s at th1? Utiio 1 st( k yard
I. .day i&t.ttcd a- follow.-: 1 ii,-s Market
f.-or.y ac tive n j ai king Rnd Iiippiie a"L(mnt;
light lots and pivs alioiil 5- lnjr: other grades
tmeha ii.-1-d: ; I-- ian.r 'l .i S-i-Vri4.(l pti:,
J-;.s".'i! . I itisi.:. ;.!.'.i.i (."in.ui:li packing, $4,011
't.3l mixed, an-i 4.tn:i l.-'i bouvy racking and
atv Mariv.-t n o .. -raii-;- active on local
an. i sin: -i in.- a. c.nni ai.d prices fairly wall
nil -,..! le.i: .;i:otat:(.ns rai,t.- 'l at S."i.flC.5.T5
ci.i i to cxtr: sh.ppue- steers, St. 4 A.I)0 gvx) I
to h i-e i. ?. ( 4,-. fair to giv 1. Si.wv$3.!ii'
c..a-.a i-:i t oie iiniu ;. t."..'yi.: til hul. Iicrt'
s..e-s. f- S-- -" s-ti-kcri, -.':". 1.2 1 Tecai
s:e i s. :.:. teedt rs, jl M2.xcuwa,
V'-W b.il's a::d f -. .'."1 ti.2". ve.d calv.-s.
Mi.--;- M-.uk t fair!;, active and price an-ihnn.i-i::
qii Ir.ty.n- ra-.aed i t i".Mi5.a
westeinv, :i.;:v,...VMi lliClK-s. ani f
la 1 t.
l ie,'..;. .-.
iili-v srpHrator. ZtH
f i.i - fwa'u Sl-liSlc; pacV-l'i'-
Ks'gs - Fresh can-
lied, liissult. i'c pi r iUj.: ii-c-h-inso stock, IBS
17C. I IT ;SS,.,1 1,;.jt ry SpriliP dlH'ril, JOOr
s , i r Ii:; a.1 to .-hoi. e, j . I'-: ducks, 83
II-: gee-. 1 .-: turkey s. i-imii . He; fair to
goo.:. .l lilll.y; tK.r. S lc. l'otat M-S Hcb-
r.H:s. :i ,:ii r Im; Huriianks. :ti. :i"g Rote.
ivi-iit.' lor st: IV-rh-ss. :i,(.:;, fur seed; 00m
raea to txK.r linx'-d luis. 'Ji ii"-. Swee tk,.
('nil liioii. !...
S--H-" fraii ..!-!
I. hi: J-r- vs.
5 1 "i't ' - --'"1 jH-r bbi. Apples
I. V per t i l: good, si 7"i: fancy.
s l ap.- ..!. $t..V.(;.Uit jut
Nr.w Yokk. .Ian. 12.
Vt,en! No. -J red w nti r e:ub. il."."'v.; .In mi
ni v. l m 's: F. Iirant y. Sl.tiP j; March, I It -i:
Ard. $1 IU: Ma. $l.tL'tf. .rn Nn.2 mix -d
ca-t:. V.'sk-: Feirv;.r. rn.,- Oals - Iiidl; No
:. 1 cash, i'li ;
y Vi:'ot: So,
s. ,1.1.; v
Woai J b.Xafl.lO.
7-;j . I'ork -Dnllj
h ii ;i-
at tie M.-itk -1 ktcad, hut no
i: v.s: ,lres .. 1X- Cud: natlr
' v-r di. sh" paiiii ii!-ls- Sheer,
r o1 II: U1111 s. $i.-Vi r..'A Uo,a
-tn.il) : live Logs sO.'.: 4. jer
LESS THAN HALF THE"
-r POUiiDS,20t -l-HALVES.IO
SOLD IK CANS ONLY
1 1 1 Nl
v& tssh a II fair &
ia a ma mm mm .
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