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Rock Island Daily Argu
VOL, XL. NO. 101.
KOCK ISLAND, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 18v2.
I Sir gl (.'optrt S Genu
I Per Week 18 Cents
J. B. SAX.
M. C. RICE.
THEY MUST GO !
Cost not taken into consideration. We
will quote you a few prices:
Worth S9.00, $1 1.00 and $12.00, for
Worth $12.00 and $1650, for
Worth $350, for
Worth $.00, for -
Warranted not to rip, worth $1.00, for
MEN'S PANTS, :
Worth $4.00 to $5.00, for ' -". - V
Worth 0 cents, for
All other goods sold at the same reduction.
SAX & RICE, Proprietors.
ife Suits until von
Le,e our Grand Sprind
Leaders of IjOw Prices.
Cleaning 'Em Out!
Our new stock will soon be here.
II NEED fl ROOM.
A Bad One Made in the J. G.
Blaine, Jr., Case.
5T0TOG JIM'S WIPE 0U TEE STAKD.
A Mull imonial Kxpcricnce that llegan
Wnraj and llndcd Miserably The in
testable Secret Marriage lias Its Ni-qupl
in a Itivorce Court The Young Wi.e
Telia Her Side of I lie Story I ncontra
diclcd by Her Husband, Who Dors Not
Dkai.woop, S. D., Feb. 20. The Blaine
divorce case has been tried, all the deposi
tions have been read, the plaintiff has giv
en her evidence, and the attorney has
rested. Argument will be made today
only fur the plaintiff, however, as the de
fendant did not put in an appearance. The
weather hftd moderated greatly since
Thursday, and Mrs. Maine was able to
take the witness stand and, under the
stare of 500 eyes, answer the questions of
her aitortiey and tell the sad story of h-r
life since her marriage with J. G. Blaine,
Jr., Sept. 6, IHSfi. According to her testi
mony the courtship was a short one. The?
met at Augusta, Me., and in a few weeks
The Abominable Secret Marriage.
The engagement then was that they
were not to be married for four years, or
until Miss Kevins had fulfilled her
theatrical contract w ith Madame Modjeska
and Daniel Krohman and Mr. Blaine had
completed his collegiate course. The
young man changed his mind, however,
concluded he did not want Miss Xevins to
appear on the stage and persuaded her to a
hasty aud secret marriwire. The difficulty
that she was a Roman Catholic and ho a
Protestant was overcome by dispensation
from Archbishop Corrigan, and the wed
ding took place in the vestry of St. Ieo's
church. New York. Kev. Father Dreury
officiating. The couple started the same
evening for Boston, arriving there next
Goes to lteeoiinoltcr the Olil Folk.
Young Blaine left his bride and went to
Augusta, Me., to inform his parents of his
marriage. Mrs. Blaine returned to Xew
York. A few days later she received a
letter from her husband stating that his
parents objected strenuously .tothe match
and intimating that he would have to
give her tip. The letter prostrated her and
she was ill until the receipt of a second
letter apologizing for the first and stating
that since his father had become acquant
ed with all the circumstances, their trip to
Boston included, he advised his return to
his bride. The husband followed the let
ter in a day or two and all went merry as
a marriage bell for some weeks, during
which the couple lived at the Xew York
hotel, on Nineteenth street, and in Pitts
burg, Pa., where young Blaine chased
items as a reporter for a daily paper.
Commencement of the Trouble.
There was a little more than a year of
bliss, then came the crowning happiness,
the birth of a son. Fifteen mont hs after
the marriage, in August, 1SSS, Mrs. Blaine
accompanied her husband on a visit to his
parents at Augusta, Me., and from this
time her troubles dated. Arriving at
Angnsta she found that children of Mrs.
Coppinger, then visiting the Blaines, were
down with w hooping cough, and that it
was necessary for her to send her maid and
baby to a hotel while herself and husband
went to the parental mansion. This was
the first of a succession of disagreeable
incidents. A state campaign was in pro
gress in Maine and her husband constantly
accompanied his father to various planes
where the senior Blaine was making
MOTHER-IN-LAW NOT AMIABLE,
And Young Man Who W hs Plainly "Too
Young to Leave His Mammy."
Whenever he was alscnt her mother-in-law
made it peculiarly hard for her. At
length she told her husband as he was
about leaving her on Fridav t hat if he did
not ret urn t he nest day she would be ab
sent when he did come back. Their baby
was then ill, and that time came near dy
ing. She was anxious to communicate
with her husband, but was unable to do so
because her mother-in-law refused to tell
his address, and, when she learned this
later, because the telegraph operator re
fused to send the message until it was
paid for, and she had no money. Her phy
sician advised her that for the babys
health she return toXew York immediate
ly, and she did so, notwithstanding her
mother-in-law said: "If you go I never
want to see you again. I will make you
rue it the longest day you live,"
Another Vihit to Augusta.
Mrs. Blaine, Sr., concluded by saying:
"I'll keep my sou with me. In one-half
hour, if 1 choose, I can take that young
man from you." The young wife retorted
that if he was that weak he was not worth
her love. She told of her illness and fruit
less appeals for assistance. Upon the ad
vice of General McMahon and General
Roger A, Pryor she went once more to Au
gusta. This visit was induced by a letter
from James G. Blaine, Sr., to Colonel la
gersoll, in which Mr. Blaine expressed the
idea that the wife had deserted her husband.
Accompanied by her mother she went to
Augusta and in driving from the station
to the family home saw her husband
standing in front of the hotel.
Wouldn't Let Her See the T. M.
When she reached the front door he en
tered the back and was at once pounced
upon by his mother, who led him to an up
stairs bedroom aai locked him in, refus
ing to let her see, speak or communicate
with him by messenger. Subsequently
Mrs. Blaine, Sr., smuggled her son out of
the house and to the railroad station at
Gardner, where it was proposed he should
take a train for Portland and sail for
Europe. Mrs. Blaine learned of this pro
gramme and left by the same train. At
Gardner, however, Mrs. Coppinger inter
cepted her brother and destroyed the last
chance for reconciliat ion between husband
and wife. After this she again wrote
numerous letters to her husband, register
ing one to make sure of his getting it.
The Other Side Not Heard.
She then told of her financial troubles
and her theatrical contract with Frohman
and the illness that left her a cripnle She
said that she was now able to support her
child by her writings and she could prob
ably resume her theatrical work. She said
she came to Dakota to establish a bona fide
residence in order to get le,4al control of
The foregoing is the testimony on one
side of thuca.se. It must lie said, how
ever, that the other side has waived a "day
i: court" and therefore left itself subject
to the implication that it had nothing to
offer in contradiction.
The Wife's Story Confirmed.
Those who are charitably inclined to
ward young Blaine will probably explain
his absence from court at this time by
giving him credit for the chivalrous deter
mination to make no defense against a
woman; there were presented depositions,
however, substantiating Mm. Blaine's
story, from Dr. Fuller, Mrs. Xevins, Dr.
Wyncoop, General McMahon, Mrs. Ogden,
Mrs. Doremus Hnd others. Nobody doubts
that Mrs. Blaine will get her decree and
custody of the boy, but the decision is not
expected for several days.
PROSPECTS FOR FREE COINAGE.
Circumstances Combine, It Seems, to
Postpone its Consideration.
W.vsniXtiTOX, Feb. 20. The petition f
the free coinage men in the house request
ing t he committee on rule3 to set apart
time for the consideration of the Bland
bill was to have been presented to the
committee on rules, if the committee did
not take action on the matter before the
request was laid before it, a few days after
the return from Boston of Catching of
Mississippi, a meinler of the committee
whose presence was needed to make up a
Democratic quorum. Catchings returned
yesterday, but the free coinage advocates
are confronted with longer delay on ac
count of the absence of Speaker Crisp at
Fortress Monroe. Crisp will not return
for ten days and until he does the commit
tee will not have a meeting.
The Tariff Next in the Way.
There is hardly any doubt as to the
action of the rules committee on the peti
tion, for its Democratic members are in
favor of granting it. Speaker Crisp has
said that he is in f ivor of granting any
reasonable request made by the members
of the house and he cannot "but think that
a majority of the Democrats whose names
are attached to the petition is a reasonable
number. Crisp, however, will return
about the time it is contemplated to have
the tarilT discussion begin, and the prob
abilities are that if free coinage and the
tariff qme into conflict the latter will
gain the day.
COMING TO SEE THE FAIR.
Three Tliounti,l Krili-h leehanirs to
Washington, Feb. 20. Robert Mitchell,
secretary of the London Polytechnic insti
tution, and Douglass Hogg, son of the
president and founder of the institute, Mr.
Quentin Hogg, were in the city Wednes
day night. Mitchell said: "We are in the
United States as the representatives of the
Polytechnic, w hich is the largest mechan
ics' institution in the world, having 14,5(10
inemlers and students, the majority of
them being mechanics. The special object
of our visit is to arrange for about 3,000 of
our members who expect to visit the states
next year. We have already secured 1,000
ocean passages by the Inman and Ham
burg American lines.
Will Make a Cirand Tour.
"It is proposed to semi the parties in
groups of fifty, about five parties each
week, from May until June. A stay of
two days will be made in New York and
then proceeding to Philadelphia and on to
Washington, where the visitors will stay
for two days, contract having been made
with the Randall hotel on Pennsylvania
avenue, where the party will be guests
during their stay in this city. From here
they will proceed to Chicago, via Pitts
burg, on the Pennsylvania railroad, a stay
of six days being made at the Columbian
Exposition." Mr. Mitchell and Mr. Hojjg
were presented to I'resident Harrison.
Kissed a Corpse and Died.
New Yor.K, Feb. 30. Mrs. Kate Hart
ley, a sister of Undertaker Edward Hope,
died at her home, in Third street, Jersey
City, Monday. Mrs. Isaac Kaylor, widow
of Isaac Kaylor, a prominent Democratic
politician, was in the house Monday night..
She had been a life-long friend of Mrs.
Hartney. At midnight Mrs. Kaylor told the
relative that she was going home. "I will
take a last look at my dear friend," she
Raid, and she bowed over the casket and
kissed the lips of the corpse. The next
moment Mrs. Kaylor gasped and fell to
the floor dead. A physician said death re
sulted from heart disease.
Fare to a Knight Templar Conclave.
Kansas City. Mo., Feb. 20. Chairman
Smith, of the Trans-Missouri Passenger
association, has sent out a circular an
nouncing the action of the association in
the triennial conclave of the Knight Tem
plars at Denver. The substance of the
notice is that a selling or basing rate of
one single lowest first-class fare for the
round trip to Denver and return is author
ized. Tickets may be sold Aug. 4 to 10,
inclusive, with a transit limit of live days
Complicated Marriage Relations.
Dktroit, Feb. 20. Albert Krutruft and
Sarah Leininger have been licensed to be
come man and wife. The groom's brother
is the husband of the bride's mother.
Each of the parties has been married
twice. Krutruff has served a term in the
Ohio penitentiary for bigamy. The bride
is 21 years old. Both of her husbands have
been found guilty of bigamy and impris
oned. After they took out the license the
mother aud daughter got into a fight, in
which the license was torn in two, and
they got another otus.
Heavy Explosion of Towder.
CoLlMBrs, Kan.. Feb. 20. At 11 o'clock
Thursday night lightning struck the glaz
ing mill of the Ijaflin-ltatid powder works,
situated abou:, four and a half miles north
of this city, exploding atiout 440 kegs of
powder which were undergoing the pro
cess of glaziug, scarcely leaving enough of
the material of the building to mark the
ite. The storm was so severe that the ex
plosion of such a great quantity of powder
was not distinguishable at this place from
the numcrou, heavy peals of thunder.
Will Add Fire to the Fued.
MlDDLEHOKO, Ky., Feb. 20. Berry Tur
ner, the noted outlaw, is dead. It is said
that the natives of "South America," his
home, who are bitter against the Turner
faction, planned the capture of the des
perado and put it into execution. When
they came upon Turner he showed fight
and was mortally wounded and taken
prisoner. His captors took him a short
distance from the scene of the shooting
aud hanged him to a tree. ( f r
Tied to a Skin" and IJead. "
Alton, Ills., Feb. 20. -John "VVelLs, a
fisherman, Thursday found a man tied
hand and foot to the seat of a skiff. The
find was made near Maple island on the
Missouri shore, and the St. Charles county
'authorities have been notified. The man
is about 45 years of age and evidently of
good family and easy circumstances, and
was no doubt murdered while out hunt
ing. The flesh on the face had been torn
. by birds.
In Senate and House.
Washington-, Feb. 20. The senate yes
terday passed the bill extending for ten
fears the Chinese exclusion act, as it ex
pires May 6 next. Thirty-three relief bills
were passed and the remainder of the day
was used up debating a bill to issue bonds
for District of Columbia work, the bill was
pending at adjournment, which was taken
Speaker Crisp was again absent from
the house and sent a note appointing Mc
Millin speaker pro tern. A bill to regu
late theatres in the District was passed,
and an order to print 10,000 copies of the
Bland free silver bill gave Harter an op
portunity to make an anti-free coinage
speech. The Indian appropriation was
considered without action, and the house
adjourned to Tuesday.
Cmr Aoo, Feb. 19.
Following were the quotations ou the
board of tiade today: Wheat February,
opened, 91o, clo-ed '.'l'je-; March, opened Kitc,
closed V-Va-', May, opened PIJ-s-. closed 9M:
t'orn February, opened and clc d 4ojc;
March, opened aud clo-sed 41 c; May
opened and closed Ci". Oats- May, opened
31?ft closed olS-C- Pork February, opened
$11.7.1, closed $11.6.: -ued fl3.'i.
closed SU.it.i4- Lard Fe , - ned $t..0,
Live stock rrjivs at the I'nion tock yards
today raiiKed as follows: lings Market
fairly ' a. live mid prices Inc. higher;
sales ranifed at ft.tKii?4.ro pijrs, $4.4ikiT
..' liRht. &4.:(i7(..u rougli packing; $4.50jJ4.98
mixed, and St.riiii.i.ffctg heavy packing and
shipping I ts.
Cattle Market quit t 0:1 local and shipping
account, prices steady; quotations ranged at
(4.Mu(f(5 4."ohoiie to extra shipping steers, $4.1)1
41.4.-5 Kood to 1 hoii.e do, $J. 7(14 15 fair to good,
?:l.tK(.:t.tl common to medium do, $3.Ut3A4S
butchers' steers, $i.3.l&3.00 storkera, $2.&k3
4.00 Texas steers, $3.1'tfr&& feeders. l.B60S.&u
cows, tl.7V.Vt.7o bul.s, and 3.0U6.00 real
Sheep Market fairly active and prices
firm; quotations ranged at $t.50Q3.4
westerns, S4.25tg5.50 natives, and $4.75 8. 33
Produce: Butter Separator, C8t20o; dairies,
-fancy, freeb, iQ4c; packing .stock, fresh, lit
15e. Eggs Fresh candled, loss off, 21H&320
per do. Dressed poultry Spring chickens,
fair, good, W-s10H per lb; fancy, lie; roosters,
5c; duck, UKa-llk;; geee, llc; turkeys,
choice, 12r&13)tc; fair to good, llllc. Fota
toas Bebrons. SHTOo per bu; Burbsnks,
Ste; Rose, 30ai!c for seed; Peerless. SftaSJe for
seed; common to poor mixed lots, $223o.
Sweet potatoes, Illinois, $1.5o&2. per bbL
Apples Common, 1.3,15i per bbl; good,
J1.75; fanry, J2.00O2.lu. Cranborries-Cape
Cod, S3.502:5.U0 per bbl; Jerseys. 85.00tav5.Sa.
New York. -?''."; ,
New York. FeK 19.'- ;
Wheat -No. 2 red winter cash, fl.OSVt; March,
$1.07s: April. 1.74: May, $1.04. Corn No.
2;mixed cash, 4!; March, 4'.'?; April, 0c;
May, 4'.fr Oats Qniet; No. t mixed cash.
8Sc; May, 3THc. Bye-Dull: quoted at Wc
$1.02 for whole range. Barley yrriet; No. i
Milwaukee, 6ft. ?uc. Pork Dull; mess, $.Tl
10.50. Lard-Steady; March, $6.83 May,
Live Stock: Cattle-Trading doll itai alowf
poorestl to best native steers, i l(3A2SpeT 100
lbs; bulls and dry cows, $2 35&3.7S. Bheep and
lambs-Sheep, dull and lower; lambs stead rt
sheep, $5.00fc 40 rer 100 lbs; temba, $& 40aT.fi.
Hogs Nominally steady; live hoga. $4.9035.49
lr 100 lbs.
The local Markets).
Office Rock Island Daily aud Wkehxt Ahgcs I
Kock Island, 111., Feb. 20, 1KB f
Wheat-f.890c - ' d
Corn 32ffci3c. . V
RytTKiMr. ' Z
Oats- Va 30c. S
Bran - s'c per cwt. J
Ships'nft $1.00 per cwt. 3
Hay Timothy. $n&$n; prairie, sai3; clover
$h10; baled. $11 50.
Batter Falrto choice, 34c; creamery, SS38c
IIEsat-Fre-b.S-Jc; packed, 20c.
Poultry Chickens. lOfcl-Iii; tnrkcys, 12'4c
duiks, K'!-jc: geese, 10c.
FHt lT AND YBeiTABt. r!".
Apples $2 2S&$2 78 per bbL
Cattle Butchers pay lor corn fed steeis,
3Ha4'4c; cows and ncifcrs, 33i4c; calves,
For referring to a suttject so unusual, but
It may possess uitertet for some to know
03 1 MM
Is sold for balflhe sriee of the other
kinds. IMMII.D, we sajlf Use quality
m-as not whut It should be, ef coftrse it
would not sell at all.
Raking fowler Coiupanfc say oothlns
el their exorbitant prtcfS. tut ta.Hc ooo
tibuaJJy of chemical analysis, arc.
In the srienrists taut the scientists, but
14 pntetW-ml womea try Climax, and
Judge for tbenuvlves. , -
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