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Rock Island D ai j s Argue
OL. XI, NO. 95.
KOCfi lL VXD, SATURDAY, FEBRUAKY 13, ?M2.
Slngln Copies 5 Cents
Per Week 12M CenU
r J iNI j La INI
We place on sale today and for the balance
oi this week 2,500 pairs of pants, divided
in five lots on five different tables; and if you
are in need of a pair of pants to make your
suit last until you are ready to purchase a
able One-Will sell for
Pants worth $1.25, $150, $1.7.
able Two-Will sell for
Pants worth $2, $2.2 and $2.50.
able Three-Will sell for
Pants worth $2.7, $ and $3.50.
able Four-Will sell for
Pants worth $350, $4, $4.50 and $.
able Five-Will sell for
Pants worth $5.50, $6.50 and $7.
THE LOW DO
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Positively as Advertised.
ATTACK OX ALGER.
Editor Dana Finds Flaw in
His War Record.
AISDTCE WITHOUT LEAVE CHARGED
An Attempt to Destroy the Ceiierals
I'lo-pict for ricsiilentlal Honors
AlK-r' Reply mill the Sun's Colli nil nts
Thereon A ltriade Surgeon M ho YVa
There Has a l"etv Words to Say uii the
Subject .cn. Mci-ritt Non-committal,
lint Wnilim- to ee More 1'roof.
Detroit, Feb. 13. The friends of Gen
eral . A. .Alger were indignant, when
they heard ol tin- attack wade upon bis
military reputation by t he New York Sua.
The charge The .S.ui lias dug up is that
(K ii' r.ii Alger was tH-honorably dismisse 1
from tin; army, mi l i hat the word "dishon
orable"' was dropped f,.(,m the. record, and
(hat he via- 'liibiiii.-.sed." Hhtl not honor
ably discharged, because he took leave of
hhsetiee in the l,-t of thccneniv, and
when if had heen denied him by his su
Irn'i ...''.in-i-v. Tin: charge is made to in
jure dcueral Alger's prospects, whatever
they may be, for n pie-idcntial noniin.i
tion ami election.
Alger Denies the Yarn.
General Alger has telegraphed toColonel
George Hopkins at Washington denying
the w hole story and declaring that if tin;
records show what The Sun says they do,
they most cruelly misstate the case. At
the time he is said to have been dishonor
ably discharged he was and Lad been ill.
After commanding the rear guard at
Front Koyal and licing the last man across
the river he found himself unable to con
tinue in net ion and was scut to the hos
pital in the regular manner. At that time
Alger was in Custer's brigade. Dr. S. H.
Wooster, who was General Custer's acting
brigade surgeon at. the time, and who sent
General Alger to the hospital, happened to
arrive in town Thursday night. On learn
ing of the charges made against General
Alger and on reading General Alger's re
ply he wrote a certified statement in
which lie confirmed every assertion the
general had made.
THE SUN FILES A DEMURRER.
Didn't Say That Alger Wh Dismissed
a "surf 'jjSSt ertiticate.
XkwYokk, Feb. bS. The Sun returns
to its charge against General Alger in a
long editorial in which, referring to the
General's denial that be had been dis
missed, the editor says: "It had no
where been stated by The Sun that Gen
eral Alger was 'dismissed,' a word which
has an exact and technical signification,
as General Alger undoubtedly knows.
Colonel Alger's resignation was received.
This happened within a few days after his
absence) without leave from the active op
eration In the Shenandoah valley. Mean
while the fact of his absence without leave
was reported by his brigade commander to
his division commander and by his divis
ion commander to Major General Philip
II. Sheridan, and General Sheridan re
ported the fact to the war department,
recommending Colonel Alger's dishonor
able discharge from the service."
Dr. Womtrt'i Testimony.
After stating that it has printed General
Alger's denial The Sun goes on to say:
"Today we print, again at General Alger's
request, a sort of certificate from Dr. S. R.
Wooster, of Detroit, formerly surgeon of
the First Michigan oavalry, to the effect
that Colonel Alger was sick when he went
from the front without leave for a few
days' sojourn in the hospital at Annapolis.
To all these statements and assertions
proper weight will be given by those who
are impartially interested iu filling up
with authentic facts and dates the remark
able blank that has heretofore existed in
just that part of General Alger's record
upon which the admirers of his military
glory would naturally like to have the
Tha Paper the Surgeon signet!.
The following is the "sort" of certificate
referred to by The Sun editor. It is signed
by H. H. Wooster and dated Detroit, Feb.
11, 1M2: ' I have read Gen. ral Alger's dis
patch of tins date replying to the editorial
published in the New York sUn of Cue
same date This is the first 1 have ever
heard of General Custer's recommenda
tion for Colonel Alger's dismissal,' al
though 1 was on duty at General Custer's
headquarters. The statements made by
General Alger about his lieing at Annap
olis are true, and I was the surgeon who
pent him there, telling him I would for
ward the proper papers to llsm at the hos
pital, as he was very sick and we wished
to get him away at once.''
Mcrritt Want" to See the Kcrord.
St. Pail, Feb 13 A reporter called the
attention of General Wesley Merritt to
the article published in the Xew York Sun
relating to the military career of -General
Alger. General Merritt said: "A man
would lie reckless indeed to make positive
statements concerning an event that trans
pired so long ago as the one referred to in
this article. I should certainly desire tj
consult the records at Washington before
confirming any of the statements set forth
in the article. 1 was in the Shenandouh
valley at the time as commander of a di
vision and Custer had command of a
Take no Stock in the Story.
"Very naturally if an application for
leave of absence w as made by Colonel
Alger it would have been presented to
Custer. I know that General Sheridan
was a warm friend of General Alger, and
to make or confirm any charges concern
ing the military record of a man who has
the standing which General Alger has at
tained without having positive proof
would be to say the least presumptuous."
General Mwritt spoke in a decided man
ner and it Is quite evident that he takes
no stock whatever in the story about
Alger's dishonorable discharge.
So Funny After the Trial.
;G, Feb. 13. -W. II. Kuhl,
bookkeerK for Schooumaker & Co., of
Liberty street, thought it would be funny
to drop a red-hot penny down, the back of
a little newsy named Joe Reiley. He did
bo, and the boy danced, screamed and
rolled on the floor In; his agony. Kuhl
only laughed. It was found that the
penny made a blister the length of the
lr's bade, The humane society heard of
it and broufcnt sa.'t against Kuhl for ens.
city, and lie was lined -51l and costs ror ms
It Never Is Harmless.
BlJADVOKl), Pa., Feb. IS. Fourleeu-year-old
Willie Putnam put the muzzle of an
old revolver, which he. supposed to Ikj
harmless, to ius temple yeslerdav. pulled
the trigger and received a bullet iu hit
j brain, living an hour later.
j LUMBER KINGS. INDICTED.
! They Formed a Ivoxber "Trust" anil Got
St. Pacl, Minn., Feb.13 The names of
the lumber kings of the northwest, mem
bcrs of the Mississippi Valley Lumlier
mens' association, who have been indicted
by the United States grand jury and war
rants issued for their arrest for forming a
lumber trust, were made public yesterday.
They are: W. H. ?aird, of Winona: Henj.
F. Nel-on, Sumner T. McKnight, Freder
ick Clarke and William H. Day, of Minne
apolis; John Paul, of IiCrosse; William
Irvine, of Chippewa Falls; Kugene Shaw,
of lviu Claire; Alexander Stewart, of
Watisjtu; Phillip Reilly, of St. Paul;
Frederick Weyerhauser, of Rock Island,
liN.: K. I,. MeCormiek, of Hayward, Wis.;
W. .1. Voting, Jr., of Clinton, la.; G. H.
At wood, of Stillwater, and G. S. Shaw, of
Prosecuted for Advancing Trlren.
Matters were quietly arranged between
United States District. Attorney Hey and
V. IvHale, attorney for the association,
for t lie accused to give $3X bail each for
appearance and arraignment in June.
Tims the geittlenu'ii were saved formal
arrest and a trip before the court in the
custody of a I'nited States marshal. The
trouble all grew out of a meeting last
September when a resolution was reported
expressing the sense of the meeting that
lumber should be advanced H per thous
and. The gentlemen are indicted under
the act of congress of isiid prohibiting
combinations iu the restraint of trade be
WANTED TO START A CIRCUS.
So They Stole Money to HuyVUiitc Hat
mill 1 lcphants.
St. Ixh is, Feb. i:l Four remarkable
ci iminals nppcarcd in the court of crim
ii.al correction yesterday. When the
eases were called four ragged urchins re
sponded. They were charged with burg
lary and larceny. The ringleader of the
giing, a dirty face, red-haired boy, was the
spokesman for the young criminals.
"Did you break into a man's house and
s-teal asked the court.
"Yes. sir," traukly replied the boy.
"Xow tell me why," said the court.
Sent 'Km to the House r Heinle.
The boy started to cry, but finally stam
ered out that they wanted to start a circus
and needed the money to buy some white
rats, some elephants, some rabbits -and a
a few more things which they thought
necessary for their circus business. The
court ordered the charge of burglary with
drawn and one of larceny substituted, so
that the quartette maybe sent to the
house of refuge instead of state's prison.
Match at Mixed Wrestling.
Ixxuov, Feb. 13. In a wrestling match
at Rradford Thursday night George Steel
man, the English champion of mixed
w restling, defeated G. M. Ross, the Amer
ican champion, thereby winning the
world's championship and 300. The
winner was to prove himself the best in
three or more of five different styles of
wrestling. The first was cateh-as-ctch-can.
In this Ross came out ahead. Then
followed collar-and-elbow, with Stedman
winner. Greco-Roman was next and Ross
proved too much for the Knglishman.
Then followed in succession the Scotch
audlthe Cumberland styles, to neither of
w hich Ross wa much accustomed. Sted
man t brew him in both and was declare 1
winner of ihe match.
I'nited Mine Workers.
CoLVMnts, O., Feb. 13. The United
Mine Workers yesu-rday considered
a partial report from the resolutions com
mittee. A resolution asking for better
protection for the miner from mine acci
dents by national legislation was adopted.
The president of the national organization,
accompanied by a practical miner is to go
to Washington and lay the matter before
the proper congressional committee.
Resolutions favoring the election of
United States senators by direct vote of
the people, and declaring against Chinese
immigration and pauper labor importa
tion in every form were adopted.
Miserable Tnd 6f a Wild Life.
ST. Ijii is, Feb. 13. The body of Thomas
Ford, brother of the ex-lord mayor of
London, was buried in potters' field by
the city undertaker yesterday. Ford was
found dead in the slush of one of the
streets of Carondelet five days ago. He
had died from exposure aud cold. Many
years ago he came toAmtrica and began the
w ild life he led until his death. His brother
wrote him repeatedly from London urg
ing him to come home and reform, and bis
sister visited him here and pressed him to
accompany her home, but shame deterred
Tardon for Quay's Libelers.
HAr.i;isiu-i:r., r.i., Feb. 13. At a meet
ing of officers of the Pennsylvania Editor
ial association held here yesterday arraug
nients were made to prepare a petition for
presentation to the board of pardons ak
ing for a recommendation to the governor
for the pardon of the Beaver Star editor,
sentenced to six months' imprisonment re
cently for publishing a lilel on Senator
Quay in connection with the campaign of
last fall. The general sentiment of the
meeting was that the severe sentence was
.Can Seethe Xietllration (.rati.
CiiiSao'O. F'j. 13. No admission fee will
be charged to witness the ceremonies of
dedicating the World's fair buildings next
October. This deci-ion wa reached yes
terday by the two committee that have
been working for months in preparing a
programme lor the dedication exercises,
which they have completed. This pro
gramme is for the dedication day ouly,
Oct. 12, ltt;2. and dws not include any of
the gorgeous features that are to precede
and follow the dedicatory exercise proper.
Loat IU Leading I'ublie BalL
XEENAH, Wia.. Feb. 13. SchueUen hall,
the leading public bail of this city, burned
yesterday morning. The loo- is L5,0U0;
Satisfied with Our Itog Inspection.
Chicago. Feb. 13. -Three officials of the
French government, Maurice Duclos, of
the department of commerce; A. Riihe
member of the Academy of Medicine, and
Kotime.au attache of the foreign de
partment, visited the stock vards yester
day and investigated the method of in
specting the meat Chicago sends to
turope. M. Ductus pronounced the sys
tem ot inspection perfect.
Typhus Fever in New Vork.
New Yoi:k, Feb. n.-Sixty-tive cases of
typhus fever have been discovered by in
spectors of the health department in the
United Hebrew Charity association build
ing at 42 Fast Twelfth, street, an institu
tion for Russian Jews. The victims of
the disease were men, women and chil
dren. Preparing for Cleveland's Iteceptlon.
Ann Awtoit, Mich., Feb. 13. At a spe
cial meeting of the city council resolutions'
were passed concerning the arrival of
G rover Cleveland. It was decided to hare
them engrossed and deposited in a solid
silver box, encased ,jftO handsome box
lined with velvet an s.itin,.and presented
to Mr. Cle"fclVrd by the city officials at the
station on his arrival.
Iloyrotted a Professor.
Bei:li, Feb. 13. The Medical students
at the famous University of Giessea have
boycotted Professor Vossius and refuse to
attend any of his lectures on account of a
remark made by the professor which they
construed as a reflection upon them. The
trouble threatens to become serious and
the university authorities are investigat
ing its merits.
John W. loster to ;ive a Dinner.
Washington-, Feb. 13. General John
NV. Foster, who is in charge of the Cana
dian reciprocity and Retiring sea negotia
tions fi.r the United States, will tonight
give a dinner to the Canadian and Eng
lish commissioners and agents now in this
city. Senator Frye, Representatives
Springer, liluunt, and Burrows will also
Sullivan ut to t iylit Matter.
Leavkxw.-iutii, Feb. 13. When John L.
Sullivan was show n a dispatch printed yea
tvrday inoruing to the effect that he had
signed articles to fight Maher for a
purse tf f.S.-,tiiiO the champion fc.-iid that
there was not a word of truth in it. He
attributes the article to Billy Madden, who
U Maher' s backer.
Chicago. Feb. 1!.
Friday Ixinir a 1 pal holiday in Illinois on
account of Lincoln's birthday, the board of
trade was closed and no quotations were given
Irrtduee: Butttr-FAucy -soparator, StW&Oc
per lb; dairies, faacy, fresh, &&Uc; packing
stock, fresh. 140.15c Engs Fresh, candled,
loss oft". 23ji;c per doz; tea-house stock, 17
lfc. Dressed poultry Spring chickens, fair,
good. 9ftWc per lh; fancy, llic; roosters, 5c;
ducks, l"ai2'4c: geese, fs&Uc; turkeys
choice, HHc; fair to gool, lOi&llo; poor, 7
9c. Potatoes-Hebrons, 3:-Uc per bu; Bur
banks, !S&35c; K.se, ac for wed; I'eerleM,
aJlc for seed; common to poor mixed lota,
20(&;.jc. Sweet potatoes, Illinois, Sl-M&sn
per bbi. Appies Common, tl NXglK per
bbl; good. fancy. Cranberries
Cape Cod. t" . per bbi; Jerseys, 93.009
fi.'.V per bus. ,
New York. j
Nrw York. Feb. It.
!uat-Xo 2 rei winter, cash, $1.04;
April. tl.itTs: May. $1.01: Juno, Wc
Cora Xo. t mixed cash, 60c; February, ejC5
Maich, 9?8;; May, 4jnc Oats Dull but
steady; No. '- mix? 1 cash, 3.-,t$c.; May, Seo.
Kye- Strong and higher with good inquiry;
whole range. W&Wic.. Barley Quiet and
steady: two-rowed state. 62&Mc Pork Steady;
mess, tMj. 10.50. Laid-yuiet; March, t.M;
Live stock ; Cattle-Market dull and slow for
all rr.idesat a dacliue of 10r. per 10W lbs; poor,
est to best native s;eers, J3.8iao par 1(J0 lbs;
buds and dry cows, $i.nnia3u. sluep and
laeius-Sheep firm: lambs varv dull and H
per lb lower; sheep, f4.00ft6.50 per 100 lbs;
lambs, $n.i)(a.?.2a. Hogs-Xominally steady
iive lit H ;&5 ; per 100 lbs.
The Loral Markets.
Gficc Hock Is-lartd IUilt aud Wekklt Ajtnrs, I
Kock Island, 111., Feb. 13, 1693 f
i ie- 2W,30c.
Ships'nff f 1.00 per cwt.
. ,Ii,V-I"71'!!bv- S121-; prairie, nail; clover
SSK1; baled. fil 50.
Butter ?air to choice. SJc: creamery, 2S&29C
Ezes Frei-b.ittc; packed. e.
Poultry Chickens. luS-li;. tcrkcv, 15
ducks. Kiia peene, 10c.
FRVIT AND TEGSTARI.ES.
Apples-f 3.i&-i 75 per tit!.
n ions 803 H5c.
Catt'e Butchers pay lor ecrn fi 1 teers,
SS&4'ic; cows and heifers, 'JS'lc; celves,
wncniuu mil w
PUREST AND BEST,
TO PRICE OF OTHER BRANDS.
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