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OL XL. NO. 105.
ItOCK ISLAND, THURSDAY, FEBUUAKY 25, .89.
I Sltgln Copies S Cents
I Per Week IS Cent
J. R 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 $1650, for
Worth $h$0, for
BOYS' SUITS, .
Worth $5.00, for -
Warranted not to rip, worth $1.00, for
Worth $4.00 to 55.00, for
Worth 50 cents, for -
6 for -
All other goods solctat the same reduction.
SAX & rice, Proprietors.
jyt buy your CW1-
cu saints until you1
Leaders of Low Prices.
AN ODOR OF BLOOD.
The Details of Freda Ward's
MIS3 LLL1IE JOHESON IN C0UET.
llefore a Stern Judge, Whose I:-rorl for
Convict toiiH In a Portentous One The
Vnfortunate rriaoner Collapaea After
t.ivlng Her Horrible Testimony De
scription or the Tragic Kvent ami How
the Munlire.i Kissed Her Hand Wet
with Her Victim's ('ore.
MKMrms, Feb. 2.Y There was an olor of
warm blood perceptible in the criminal
court room yesterday, so horrible were the
details of the Ward-Mitchell tragedy as
told by various witnesses, among whom
was Lillie Johnson, who testified in her
own liehalf. Due of the principals also re
lated the history of the relations of the
young ladies. When Miss Johnson told
how Alice Mitc hell kissed her own bloody
hands, screaming that it was Freda's blood,
a woman f;rinted and was quickly carried
out. llefoi-e Miss Jt hnson took the stand
she faiuted in an ante-room while in con
sultation with her lawyers, and when she
Iiad finished her story, and had undergone
a severe cross-examination at the bands of
the iron-hearted attorney general, she was
almost bodily carried to her seat.
The Judge a Stern One.
"Prominent physicians from this and
other cities were present, and hundreds of
people of all grades were interested ob
servers. The present issue is Miss John
sou's application for bail under the writ
of habeas corpus, and it is the opinion of
those who followed the testimony that she
lias not many points in her favor. A young,
innocent-looking, baby-faced girl, weep
ing on the witness stand, who would or
dinarily be productive of sympathy on the
part of a trial judge, fails in this case, for
Judge Dubose has all the seventy of the
Ktiglish Jeffrey, and his regard for human
life is not so very high, as will lie shown
by the long list of convictions at his bar.
Miss Johnson's attorneys made a desperate
fight to show that she knew nothing of
Alice Mitchell's intentions.
Saw the Throat Cutting.
Miss Christina I'urnell, companion of
the Ward girls, was the first witness called,
but she not lieing present, the court issued
an attachment for her, and Mr. l,yles was
put on the stand. He saw the last part of
the tragedyand heard some one shout
murder; theinjie saw Alice Mitchell come
up the bill and heard a woman (Miss
Johnson) in the buggy shout: "Hurry
tip." " He saw Alice Mitchell take the reins
and dash away. Miss Purnell came In at
this time and said she knew all the parties
to the tragedy, and told how the Johnson
and Mitchell girls followed her and the
Misses Ward in a buggy, and how Alice
ran down the hill, cut Freda's throat from
ear to ear and then cried out that she had
done what she intended to do, and cared
naught for death.
Told a Sanguinary Story.
Jack Williams was flirting with, or try
ing to flirt with some of the young ladies
just before the killing. He heard Misses
Mitchell and Johnson whispering in front
of the custom house; saw Alice follow the
Ward girls; saw l.illie Johnson follow her,
and then return and drive the buggy close
to the incline and wait for Miss Mitchell.
He heard a scream, looked down the in
cline and saw Alice slashing abont her
with a razor. She grasped Freda Ward
and drawing her baaV, pulled the razor
across her throat, after cutting her in
the face. The blood Bpurted ou Miss Mitch
ell's face, hair and hands, and as she rush
ed up the hill, Williams saw her ringing
the blood from her right glove.
MISS JOHNSON'S NARRATIVE.
The Novel Love of Alice for Kreda and
the Bloody Murder.
This closed the state's list of witnesses,
and Miss Johnson was introduced to testify
in her own behalf. After the young lady
was almost carried to the stand, having
fainted a few moments liefore, she raised
her head, and on her face was a look of
awful misery. Her head was lowered, but
the court asked her to look straight ahead
and speak loudly for the benefit of the re
porters. She said she to 20 years old,
and had beeu educated at Notre Dame,
Ind., and in this city. She had known Al
ice Mitchell for Ave years, and had known
the Ward girls two years. Jo was her fa
voiite. while Alice was friendly with
rreaa; sne lovea r rexta, and rreua iovea
Wanted to Kill Heraeir Next.
When the two girls separated A lice con
fided the story of her love to the witness,
and often wept that she could see Freda,
no more. Ou the day of the killing she
was driving with AIi Mitchell. After
they had gone to the custom house the
Ward girls passed, and Miss Mitchell said:
"Oh, Lill, Freda Ward winked at me, and
I am going to bid her good bye." She
sprang out of the buggy and went up to
where Freda was standing, but in a mo
ment came running Op the hill with her
face, hair, hands and dress soiled with
blood. Witness cried: "Alice, who has
cut your" Miss Mitchell then jumped
over the wheel of the buggy into the vehi
cle and cried out: 'I have cut Freda
Ward's throat; tell me the quickest way
to kill myself." "Don't kill yourself," said
the witness, "go home and tell your
Ki.Md Her Victim'. Blood.
Then Alice said: "Is there much blood
on my face?" Witness answered, "Yes."
Alice replied: "Wipe it off," but changed
her mind at once, and cried: Xo, do not
wipe it off, it is Freda's blood and I love
It." Suiting actions to her words, she
kissed her bloody hands, staining her lips.
'he attorney general then took a turn at
the young lady. She admitted that she
and Alice Mitchell went on board the
steamer Ora Lee on the Friday before the
murder to see the young ladies, but she
denied that she told the young ladies that
they would fix the Ward girls. ' -Wrote
Letters to Young Men.
Miss Johnson also admitted that she
and Alice Mitchell carried on correspond
ence with strange young men. She sighed
the name Jesse James to these letters, and
Alice signed Freda Myra Ward to hers.
Witness had never read the life of the
bandit, but Alice had given her that
name. Witness then entered a. general
Genial of having any kiiowieoge r,r
Miss Mitchell's intentions, and said that
she herself had never gone wild nor did she
know that Alice carried a razor. I'pnu be
ing pressed to answer why she followed
Alice Mitchell when the latter was killing
Freda Ward the girl said: "Just to see Al
ice bid her good-bye," aud then begun to
weep bitterly. She was taken from the
stand and carried to her seat. Miss John
son is in the jail.- "If she remains in jad
another month," said her physician last
night, "she will die."
THE COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION.
A Message from the President Palmer'.
Report on the Fair.
Washington. Feb. 25. The president
yesterday sent a special message to
congress on the World's fair, shaking
strongly of the progress of the work, aud
saying that 15,000,0(10 to 18,000,000 more
seemed necessary. He declined to make
specific recommendation because of want
of data, but said that liberality on the
part of the United States is due to the
foreign governments who have so gener
That Loan of S.-,, OOO.OOO.
T. W. Pal'.uer, president of the World's
fair Columbian exposition, in a letter to
the president under date of Feb. 10, calls
attention to the report submitted Xov. 35,
IS'l, citing the action of the national com
mission upon the proposition of the Illi
nois corporation to apply to congress ferA
loan of $r,000,WX. Since the submission of
this report the board of reference?" and
control of the national commission had
been authoritatively advised by the Illi
nois corporation that it had requested its
members not to apply to congress for a loan
of $5,1100.000, but had determined to appiy
for an appropriation of a like sum.
Coiigres SJioulil Appropriate.
An aggregate expenditure of $18,000,000
would have been made up to the time of
opening of the exposition gates. It would
le evident that while the Illinois corpora
tion had made ample provision for the
sum of lO.OnO.OOO, in fulfillment of the ob
ligation imposed upon it by the act of con
gress, it would, however, even if an ap
propriation of $5,000,000 be made by con
gress, be required to provide an additional
sum of Si.OoO.OKl. I'resident Palmer says:
"Considering the national and inter
national character of this un
dertaking, the manifest desire of the
American people that its success shall be
fully assured and the relation which the
government necessarily sustains thereto,
an appeal to congress fur aid in the man
ner proposed in a sum slightly in excess of
one-fourth the total cost of the work by
the time of the opening of the gates would
seem to be entitled tosecial consideration
from the standpoint of patriotism and na
tional interest, more especially as this aid
is considered necessary to complete the
SPRINGER COMES OUT FOR HILL.
The Voice of Xew York Should Be Heeded
Will Write a Letter.
Washington, Feb. i5. Springer said in
conversation aboard the congressional
train returning from Chicago that the
Democratic party must heed the voice of
Xew York, and judging from the proceed
ings of the Albany convention Cleveland
could not hoj to get the support of New
York for the nomination. He (Springer)
was therefore inclined to think Hill should
be selected. Personally he favered Palmer,
who would doubtless receive the compli
mentary vote of Illinois, and then he being
out of the way Illinois would vote for Hill.
Springer will shortly write a letter ex
plaining his position on the matter.
Clelatid K. Nelson was consecrated bishop
of Georgia at Atlanta.
Southern California was severely shaken
by an earthquake shock.
Frank Hurd, the Ohio free trader, is out
for delegate-at-large to the national Demo
Miss Ella Haggin was married to Count
Rodulplie Festetics de Tolna.of Austria, at
the home of her parents in New York.
Governor Fifer has Issued a proclama
tion offering fu"00 f or the arrest of Louis
Miller, the Murphysboro murderer.
Leslie Stephen, the English editor and
author, is agitating the question of erect
ing a monument to James Russell Lowell.
The president has appointed Richard
Oglesby, son of the ex-governor of Illinois,
a cadet at the United States Naval acad
emy. An incendiary fire in Geneva. Ills.,
caused damage to the extent of $10,000.
The office of the Geneva Republican was
r A chimney ISO feet high at Cbeckheaton,
England, fell on the mill with which it
was connected, killing thirteen and injur
ing twelve persons.
The president will leave Washington to
morrow for Virginia Beach, to take a
brief rest from official cares. He will be
absent about a week.
lie v. Gerhard us Vow, of Grand Rapids,
and Rev. Dr. George T. Purvey of Pitts
burg, have been elected to professorships
iu the Princeton Theological seminary.
Sergeant-at-Arms Bright, of the Na
tional Democratic convention, has ap
pointed John P. Hopkins, of Chicago, as
sociate sergeant-at-arms, and Hopkins hat
A t, Louis negro murdered his brothsi
and then deceived an officer into carrying
the body away with the statement that his
brother had a fit; meanwhile the murderer
made his escape.
The Norwegian ministry threaten to
resign because thi king is not inclined to
give them a distinct foreign office. The
foreign affairs of the kingdom are at
present controlled by Sweden.
Two hundred Arkansas negroes on their
way to Liberia arc stranded at New York
for want of funds, and the American Col
onization society is trying to raise $20,000
to ship them to their destination.
Dr. Paul Gibier, who has been running
a Pasteur institute at New York for those
bitten by mad dogs, says ha will have to
give op for want of funds, as many west
era towns have not paid, as they agreed,
for patients whom he has treated.
Standard Oil Stable. BuraedU
WlllTIXG, lnd., Feb. 25. The stables of
the Standard Oil company here burned
Wednesday morning, and out of twenty
five horses at three escaped.
The loin;Vlo CnncrrMt. 4
Washington, Feb. 5. The senate yes
terday passed a bill releasing foreign tx
hibitors at fhe World's fair from any lia
bility for violation of the patent laws. A
resolut ion was adopted asking the presi
dent to communicate the facts of ncgotia
tions with Canuda for reciprocity. A bill
to punish "green goods" men was intro
duced. The Dubois-Claggett contest wa
then taken up, and Stewart spoke tbre
and one-half hours thereupon. After ex
ecutive session the senate adjourned.
The house passed a resolution authoriz
ing the committee on labor to inquire
whether the eight-hour law has bet A
evaded. In committee the Indian appro
priation wns taken up, but the house ad
journed without action.
Iowa License Kill Deaten.
Des Moines, Feb. 25. The Schmidj
license bill failed in the senate yesterday
owing to lack of a constitutional majority.
The vote was twenty-five to twenty-three)
in favor of the bill, with Engle and
Reynolds absent. It required a majority
of the total membership of the senate, oi
twenty-six votes. Two bills were immedi
ately introduced, one for county and ttti
other for city local option.
That Absolute Kaiser Billy.
Berlin, Feb. 25. Emperor William has
caused another sensation. He made a
speech to the members of the Brandenburg
diet last evening at a banquet given in
his honor, during the course of which he
said: "The people need not care for party
squabbling and chattering: I go my way,
and that the right way. We are in a state
of transition and destined for great things.
I'll conduct you into splendid times; and
those who will not help me may as well
shake German dust from their feet. I ask
you tq confidi" in me and help me."
Chicago, Feb. ZL '
Following were th-3 quotations on tha
board of tiade today: Wheat February,
oiienrd sy-4c closed HOhjo; March, opened 8U4c
closi-d 91 Vb ; May, oeacj '.'"-'4c, closed 93'gc
Corn February, opened 40ic, closed 41fcJ
llitrrb, open-.-d 41c, closed ilhia Slay, ;
opened 4IV dosed 42i . Oats February.opeo
ed , closed c; May, opened 314, closed. Slr
Pork February, opened fll.ai, closed JlLi-Ol ' '
May. opened $11.61 closed $11.75. Lard ,
February, oiienei $'.fc',4, closed $6.50.
Live stock Prices at the Union Stock yard!
today ranci-d as follows: Hogs Market -
fmriy active iud pricca tteady; salei
ranged at S-i.l & 4.tt" pigs, $4-30 69
4.SU hKht, S4.:HT 4.r,i rougli packing, 'M.4&4.H
UiiKetL, aud JLij-ity 1 heavy packing sod
(-hipping: lots. ''.
Cattle-Market fairly active on local and
shipping a)o.t:.t, prices steady; quo
tations ranged at $4.K (t, &,45 choice t4
extra shipping steers. ii.M is, 4. SO good
to choice do, S i.75 & 4.25 fair to good,
$'.2.Va..'l.ri) common to medium do. HIOA-'.RJ
butcnen.' steers. (-.'.2KcvU& stackers, $2-30Q
aflU Texas steers, I.10fu.a.' feeders, $1.4003.81
cows, tl.T5a ""i tol a, and $3.0Ufl.Ml veal -tajves.
Sheep Market fairly active and price!
firm; quotations ranged at H 'uQi 64 .
westerns, $4..(3.0.65 natives, and $6.008.71 ; '
lambs. ;A ,
Produce: Butter Separator, 28(29'; dairies 'I'l f
fancy- fresh, I'l feiTc; pasting Stuck, fresh. Hit '
15c Eggs Kresh candied, loss off, 16317!4e
per doz. Dressed poultry Spring chickens, -fair,
good, fft'g J0W per lb; fancy, 11c; roosters,- "
6c; ducks, luQ,iac; geese, Sa,llc; turkeys,
choice, U'SUSHc; fair to goo3, lligimc Pota ,
toes Heurons, 26itac per bu; Burbanks, U)& "
at'c; Rose, au&Aic for seed; Peerless. 80&33c tor -'. "'f
seed; common to poor mixed lots,
Sweet potatoes, Illinois. flJULXi per bbl '
Apples Common, $l.v(g,l.& per bul; good,'..'1?'"
1.75: fancy. .i.VtKirJl.li. Cranberries Cape
Cod, ti.OOit.WX) per bbl; Jerseys, $o.tJ5.W. .''.'
Xew York. ' f
Xew York. Feb. U.
Wheat No. S red winter cash, 11.08)4; Febru
ary, Jl.tr,; March, tl H: April, $1.05; May,
$1.0-) Corn No. 2 mixed cash, 50c; Febru- .
ary, 49c; March, 494c: April, 80c Oats
Quiet; So. 2 mixed cash. UiJc; May, STc. -Hye
Dull: quoted MTcfeJl.OU. Barley Quiet;
two-rowed stte, S1&&J. 1'ork fteady; meea,
!.75a 10.50 for new. Lard-Quiet; May, $6,88.
Live Stock: Cattle Market steady and
active for all grades; poorast to beat native
steers, Fl 9tevL75 per 1Q lbs; bulls and Cry
cows, $1.50&3.j24. Sheep and lambs t-heep,
dull ani easier: lambs, firm; sheep, f5.0OH6.3O
per 1110 los; lambs, $ti 50.6 75. Hojs Nomi
lally steady; live hogs. 4.rrtg 40 par 100 lbs,
The Loral Markets.
Office Hock Island Dilt asd Websxy A nor I
Kock Ieland, 111., Feb. 25, 1898 f
Wheat KW.90c. 1
Cora xXivic. '
Bran -fcjeperewt. '
Shipstntl f 1.00 per cwt.
Hay Tmolbv. Smlll; prairie, 83I3; clover
S-45.10; baled. $11 50.
Fatter Tairto choice. 4c: creamery, SsgaSc
Egc Fresh, 2Sc; packed, JOc.
Poultry Chickens, 10ftl2;i; torkev, U'ic
duckt, KKc: geese, 10c.
FKI'IT iVD TZfllTABLEf.
Apples ft t$3 75 per bbl. I
Cattle Botrhers pay tor corn fed steers,
844r.4'4c; cow! and Heifer, calves,
S& 4 4C.
8ueep 4 V5c.
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