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KOCK ISLAND, FI.IDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 189:.
lrgl Copies 6 Cetu
Per Week 12 Cent
J. 15.- SAX.
M. C. RICE.
THEY MUST GO!
Our new stock will soon be here.
Cost not taken into consideration. We
will quote you a few prices:
Worth $9.00, $1 1.00 and $12.00, for
Worth $12.00 and $16.50, for
Worth $?.)0, for
Worth $.00, for - - -
Warranted not to rip, worth $1.00, for
Worth $4.00 to $5.00, for -
Worth 50 cents, for
All other goods sold at the same reduction.
SAX & rice, Proprietors.
on't buy your Chil-
as suits until you
Leaders of Low Prices.
i He Is Really Embarrassed by
THE DRAWBACK CF CHEAT WEALTH
Blushing Honors Come Thick I' pan Him,
Through I'ncle Sam's Mail Many
Women Who Would l.lke to Ioule
Hi Joys ami Divide Kin Sorrows, or
Shan- His 1'ropcrty, One, Either or All
Specimen Letters from an Interesting
but Harassing Correspondence.
Chicago, Feb. 10. That wealth has its
drawbacks is something that George V.
Xorthodge, who is the reputed heir of
f sooXKI in English property, is very sure.
Since this fact lias been announced Mr.
Northedge lias been the recipient of stacks
of letters from women who would like to
help him to enjoy his good fortune. Some
of the Utters are given below, and the
first one is from a widow at Prineeton.Ills.,
so the date line in the letter says:
"Dkai: Sic: You will pardon the liber
ty I take in w i itin- to you. I am an Eng
lish woman and widowed. Xow on your
change of fortune, should you wish to
change your mode of 'boarding' for a suit
of apartments, I should be happy to as
sume charge as housekeeper. Please do
not mistake my meaning. I would not
have You Miss interpret my meaning. I
am, today, a poor woman, but one, who
has been born and brought up in refine
ment. I would not stoop to do any-thing
low or having the appearance of evil; And,
were you not the son, of one, of my own
nation, 1 should hassatate about address,
ing you, bnt somehow, I have the notion
that an 'Englishman if he has been bred
at all he is 'wellbred'! and a -gentleman;
und in the English sense of the word is
above a mean act. ,
Her Family Krinrd was Good.
"So, Sir, I leave my Country and my
Countrymen. My Father an oiiiccr under
the Queen, lost his life in Plymouth
Sound in discharge of his duty. As Cap
tian of, II. M. S. l.ndon. My Stepfather,
now Superanuated, from the navey, was
requested as a mark of honer to England
to die in the Country he had so faithfully
served for over thirty years, receiving
medals for his bravery. My Husband is
buried here, and, I like to be neare him,
though. 10 years has past since he left rue
to face hardship for myself and his babies.
My son is a pushing business boy, and one
daughter and another boy, both very
bright intelligent children and pretty and
Prejudiced Against the English.
''I do not have work enough in this city,
and they, the people, do not like English
people here. Most of our nice English
people (they are few) are not claiming to
be English; to be popular they call them
selves Americans. I will send you the
best of reference, and 1 ask you to call
upon Drs. and , Fifth ave..
Chicago, 111, late of this city they knew
me and will give you the information as
weather I am a good woman. You will
find me neat and orderly. I am not very
old being thirty-five next march. I Could
take care of your house and you would
never he ashamed of the woman who di
rected under your commands.
Doesn't Drop Her "Haitohes."
Another tiling I wish to leave princeton
for, I, have suffered with headachs ever
since I have lived here and my physician
says: 'It will only cure itself by a change.'
Now perhaps you think I am very Eng
lish. I am, but not in brogue nor in drop
ping h"s. I am 5 feet 7 and weigh 145 lbs,
very straight dark hair and gray eyes. I
write this to help you to form your ideas.
Now I Will get you the best of indorsprs
backed by our minister. I would so like
to get where I can do better."
WANTS SOME FINANCIAL HELP.
An Klertric Hath Woman Who .ors in
for Krvenue Only.
A spinster who lives in this city is not
desirous of doubling Mr. Northedge's joys
and halving his sorrows. s"he only wants
a share a small share of his wealth. She
'"Pardon the liberty I take of addressing
you. I see by the Papers you have fallen
heir to a vast fortune, also have poor
health; now I thought we might come to
some agreement. I give Electric treat
ment, and baths, and was doing nicely
until the Gripp overtook me, and have not
been able to do much for the last few
weeks, and cn getting better I find my
business in bad shape for the want of a
few dollars I am about to lose my house
hold goods and cabinet. I thought per
haps you would be willing to advance a
poor woman money enough to get her out
Is of a Philanthropic Turn.
An Escanaba, Mich., fair one, evidently
believes that riches are a trust. She asks
Mr. .Northedge to address box 3So, but does
not give her name. She says:
"Dear Sir: In looking through a newspa
per the other evening I found the account
of the wealth left you by your great Grand
father. "Hoping you arc charitably inclined and
knowing you cannot take your wealth
with you when you leave this world, I
venture to write and ask you how you
would like to help educate some poor chil
dren with some of your wealth. I think if
every one that has more money than they
need would try and do some good with it
it would make this wicked world some
better. If you answer this I will give you
more particulars in my next."
Has to Look Out for Herself.
Noting that Mr. Northedge is a bachelor
and believing herself capable of dispensing
comforts to a man An his condition the
writer of the foliow'ng takes the oppor
tunity offered by leap year to pop the
"Dear Sir. I see by the raper you are
alone and Lave no Heir or any one to
share your Fortune with you, or to com
fort you in your advancing years. I am
alone, only A son 13 years of age, am 38
fears of Age. A widow of 3 years; Have
to House or money Have A difficult time
to get Along, usually do Dressmaking, but
must not sew much more as my eyes are
Failing fast. I would be please to come to
Your place & keep House for you. I am
no Humbug or Slouch. I am simply en
deavoring to get A pleasant House where
there is a little comfort for me; Would do
all in my power to comfort you. I have
keen sfiviiig out Dy tiie i ;ay so long i am
so tired of such A life.
"Please do not think me Fast or boll. I
can assure you am obliged to look out for
Destroyed the Sweetest Letters.
The above letter came from -Decature,'
Ills. It is very careful'y addressed, with
the number of Mr. "Sort Hedge's house writ
ten in two places on the envelope. Some
of the other enTi.Topes bear the intimatlcA
that if not delivijred in five days they are
to be returned to the writers. Most of the
letters received by Mr. Northedge and
the ones containing the most affectionate
expressions of devotion have been de
stroyed, and will never see the light of
publicity, for Mr. Northedge is, with all
his good luck, a modest man.
SARA BERNHARDT WAXES WROTH.
She Gtves St. Louis a Turning Over In
St. Louis, Feb. 19. Sara Bernhardt
reached here in her private car yesterday
morning. Her manager had telegraphed
ahead for a suite of seven rooms at the
Southern hotel, but the managers of that
hostelry were unable to comply with the
request. The divine Sara then agreed to
be content with three rooms, but the ho
tel people said they could not errnit her
to bring her animals with her, and Bern
hardt said that rather than be separated
from her four-footed companions she
would remain in her car. After a two
hours' stay at the station she reconsidered
her determination, and entering a cab
drove to the Lindell.
Too Lone Making I p Her Mind.
Here she was told that her wishes in re
gard to what she considered suitable apart
ments, could not be granted, and after a
rather stormy scene with the Lindell
people Mile. Bernhardt re-entered the cab
and returned to the Southern. She had
evidently wearieil of her attempt to keep
her St. Bernard companion with her and
told t he hotel people she would accept the
rooms and would not insist on her dog
sharing them with her. During the
divine Sara's cab ride the rooms had been
engaged by other people and the Southern
could not accommodate her.
Wandering Around In the Rain.
Sara's choler, which had been gradually
rising, now reached a point where she
could" only find relief in an outburst of the
most emphatic French that has greeted
the ears of the hotel folks in many a day.
She again folded her wraps about her, and
giving the hotel clerk in particular, ami
St. Louis hotels in general, a tongue-basting
in unmitigated Johny Crapaud, once
more entered thecal), and at a late hour
yesterday afternoon was wandering about
the streets in the pouring rain seeking
quarters for herself, maid, and St. Bernard
VERY CRUEL OF YOU, JUSTICE.
To Spoil a Pretty Yarn ly This omiuou
W ashington, Feb. 19. The alleged ro
mantic marriage of Miss Mary Fuller to
Mr. Colin Manning in spite of the objec
tions of the young lady's father and
mother, Chief Justice and Mrs. Fuller, is
punctured by a statement made by the
chief justice himself yesterday. He was
rather more amused than angry and said
that his daughter and Manning met sev
eral years ago; that the courtship had been
entirely satisfactory to himself and Mrs.
Fuller, and that the engagement had their
fullest approval. So well satisfied were
they with the course of true love that
when Miss Mary was ill at Berlin and it
was necessary for Mrs. Fuller to go to her
daughter's Ix-dside the justice telegraphed
to Manning to go to Washington and
escort Mrs. Fuller to Berlin.
Married on Her Sirk Bed.
Miss Mary was too ill to lie married in
church; in fact, she was so ill that young
Manning insisted on their being married
at once, fearing that she would die. The
wedding took place with Miss Mary con
fined to her bed. and in a very critical con
dition, and for a mouth thereafter her life
trembled iu the balance. Then -he rallied,
and rapidly recovered. Mrs Fuller then
returned home, leaving the young couple
to wander over Europe. They will stay
abroad for a while longer, and then will
return to America and settle in Sumter, S.
C, where Mr. Manning is building up a
SO VERY HONEST WAS HE.
A Kentucky Scoundrel IV ho Wanted m
Stork of Green Goods.
New York, Feb. 19. -John W. Ecklar,
"the honestest man in Montgomery county,
Kv.,' who came cast to get fc'.OOO of some
body else's money for $TS"0 of his own, and
who was only saved from parting with his
good money by detectives, started for
home Wednesday. He had been confined
in Ludlow Street jnil as a witness against
the green goods man for several days.
Judge Addison Brown, of the United
States district court, decided that the
green goods man could not be held, so
"honest John Ecklar was released. He re
fused to leave the jail except in company
of a deputy United States marshal. He
secured the services of Deputy Grant to
protect him while in the city. Grant
bought his ticket and accompanied him to
the railwav station.
Wolves Hesiege a Village.
BUFFALO, Feb. IS. West Senaca, near
Buffalo, is the scene of intense excitement
created by the sudden appearance of a band
of wolves to the probable number of twen
ty. They prowl about the village during
the night, and at daybreak escape to the
woods a short distance from the town.
The story is generally believed and sub
stantiated by reputable citizens. Children
are not permitted to go to school, and de
fensive precautious have been taken.
Another Man for Fuller.
New Yokk., Feb. 19. Ex-Governor Sam
uel T. Hauser, of Montana, who was ap
pointed governor by Mr. Cleveland, said
yesterday that he was for Chief Justice
Melv'lle W. Fuller for president. He
added: "The fight iu New York between
Cleveland and Hill leaves the Democratic
party no alternative but to select a west
ern man, and I s:n for Judge Fuller."
Disastrous Blaze at Cleveland.
Cleveland, Feb. VJ. McGillin's dry
goods store, a six-story structure, was
destroyed by fire las! night. Is will
His Creditors Mourn His Absence.
Cai-iioll, .la., Feb. 10. This city has
experienced a genuine sensation by the
sudden disappearance of O. A. Kentner,
until Wednesday president of the Cit izens'
State bank. Wednesday he disposed of
his interest in the bank and yesterday
morning h ft with his wife for parts un
known. His finances are in a badly mixed
condition. He owes over $HQ0T. He had
been a leading citizen here for fifteen
Williamson Took It I'p and Died.
Bili.MlNoHAM, Ala., Feb. 19. The munic
ipal election at Warrior, Ala., yesterday,
where the issue was prohibition and anti
prohibition, resulted iu the killing of O.
B. Williamson, the Prohibition leader, by
George Kaley, leader of the anti-Prohibitionists.
Kaley said that any man who
voted for prohibition was a rascal, and
Williamson took it up. Both men drew
pistols, but Kaley fired first, killing Will
iamson. Total Loss hy the New Orleans Fire.
New Oki.f.ans, Feb. 10. The total loss
y Wednesday night's fire on Canal street
will not exceed .l,i",oiO. The insurance
is covered mostly by foreign companies.
Local companies will lose about (200,000.
Lively Politics at Detroit.
Dk.tkoit, Feb. 19. Things will be rery
lively here in a political way next Mon
day and Tuesday. Ex-rresident Cleve
land will be here Tuesday and will be
given a great non-partisan reception. The
Michigan club, a Kepublican organiaa
tion, has been scouring the country for
counter attractions at their annual ban
quet, and Governor McKinley announced
yesterday ihat he would come.
CilirAiiO, Feb. 18.
Following were fis Quotations on the
Txiard of tiade today: Wln-ut -February.
opened. 9 ''-.;:', clo-eH'l;14 ; March, opened tdtc,
closid '-' ; May, opened tti'-ac, closed Uic
Corn February, opened 40'gjc, closad 40Jc;
March, open 1 41Jv closed 414,0; May,
oieued 4;V. citified 4-.".4. Oats May, opened
JJ1 '4c clo-eJ 31 Fork February, opened
fll.ti), closed (il.;.l; May, opened (ll.Oi, closed
(110.1 I-ard February, opeue.l, (ti.45k
closed (ti. 47 ...
Live stoc-K I'rit-es at the Union Stock yards
today rainred s follows: Hogs Market
fairly attive and prices 55.10c lower for
common lots; good lots stea ly at yesterday's
prices: offering? largely of light weights;
tales ranged at (:t.!0 14.0.1 pigs $4.9iKia
4.73 light. J4.-'"5i.l.4i roaii packing; 4.40l.8t)
mixed, and $4..V.'it4.t'j heavy packing aad ship
ping 1 t-s.
Cattle Market quiet on lttcal and shipping
account, prites easy; quotations ranged at
(4.NKu 4"choi e to extra shipping steers, (4.10
t.4.7a iiood to choice do, (UOjj 4.1.1 fair to good,
( !.10;3.iil commo.i to mod Hi in do, (&!&a.4
bltcbcr" steers. (Ht-MUM stotkers, (2.30
4.0J Texas steers, JS.lUftS.ft' feedt rs, $1.25a50
cows, (l.7i:l.Ti Ttul s, and (3.OO&6.U0 veal
Sboep Market fairly artive and prioM
steady; quotations ranged at (4 5n$ '-.
westerns, (4.as35.50 natives, and (4.7339.31
Produce: Butter Separator, 28yTlc; dairies,
fancy, fresh, !; 24c; packing stock, fresh, 14
15c Eggs Fresh ca idled, loss off, l!2Uo
per dot Dressed poultry Spring chickens. .
fair, good, t"j,lVt per lb; fancy, 11c; roosters,
c; ducks, 1013c; geese, Sf&.llc; turkeys,
choice. 1.,-.12J4C; fair to goo., lligllHe. I'ota
toos Hebrons, 3X'ai)hc per bu; Burbanks, a)&
fc'c; Rose, Xt&Vc for seed; Peerless, SUS-t'c for
lee 3; commoa to poor ndxed lots,
Fweet potatoes. Illinois. (1.5032.23 per bbL
Apples Common. (1.25&1.3i per bbl; good,
B1.75; fancy. (-J.OOifjAl-t. Cranberries-Cape
Cod, 5.50;i--t per bbl; Jerseys, $5.005.50. . t
New York. 4.
New York. Feb. IS, 1
Wheat No. 2 red winter cash. (LuB4; March,
(1.07: May. (1.011$; June. (1.03?4. Corn No.
8 mixed cash, 40Sic; March, 4!V; April, 4Hct
May, 4ijiC. Oats Dull bnt steady; No. 2 .
mixed cash, 38c; May, 37c Rye In good
demaud: quoted at !)c(?.(1.01 for whole range;
western f. o. b (1 01. Barley Dull and weak;
two-rowed state, ffii3fUc Pork Vuiet; -mess,
S.75& 10.50. Lard yuiet; March, $8.81; May,
Live Stock: Cattle Market firm, but no
trading in beeves; dressel beef, steady; native
sides, t&.S'-tc per lb. Sheep and Iambs
Market active at an advauoe of Ma per lb;
Sheep, f.YUKSATO per 10U lbs; lambs, (6.807.80.
Hoi s Nominally steady; live hogs, fc4i5.40
per IV0 lbs.
Th- LiOral markets.
Office Kock Island Daily add Wkeklt ARors (
Kock Island, LI., Feb. 19, l&ti f
. Corn 3ara;:3c.
Rye TO&til-t. (
Oats- So30c. l
Bran -sfc per cwt, ' r
t-hipstnff (1.00 per cwt.
-lZT,rn56lni rrairie-'9ai3; clover
Butter Fairto choice, 94c : 'creamery, 282c
litres Freb. 22c; packed. SOc.
Poultry t hickens, I0fel2!i; turkeys, lSc
ducks, K'Hc: geese, 10c.
rRlIlT AND VEGETABLES.
Apples (S.25(cta 75 per bbl.
Cattle Butcher pay lor com fed steers,
SHffr.4'ic; cows and heifers, SiJiic; calves,
Hots -4'., c
Bbcep . l(&oc.
IS ON TOP
Costs less than Half
and pleases much better
than the over-priced and
over- endorsed" kinds.
Judge for yourself.
In Cans. At your Grocer's