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HOCK ISLAND, 310 X DAY, FEBRUARY 29, 1892.
VOL XL. NO. 108
Single Coplrs 5 Cents
Ptr Week lH Cent
Money in Your Pocket
By Buying Goods
At This Sale.
DEFENDS HIS WIFE.
Secretary Blaine on His Son's
THE LONDON under the new manage
ment will give you less BLOW and BLUSTER
and BETTER VALUE FOR YOUR MONEY
than heretofore. THE LONDON under
the new management is strictly One Price
and No Deviation.
ALL GOODS POSITIVELY AS ADVERTISED.
Our Mr. M. C. Rice is now in the eastern mar
kets buying our Grand Stock for this spring, and we
we will, without doubt, show you the finest line 01
Clothing and Furnishing Goods ever brought to this
city, and at lower prices than ever known of in Rock
We have not near enouge room for our
Of nice new
Spring Clotting and Furnishing Goods
Which will be coming in a very short time,
and we must unload our present stock in
order to get room. We will save you from
25 to 50 per cent on every purchase, loss
not taken into consideration, as we must
move the goods. What is our loss is your gain.
J. B. SAX. ROOK ISLAND. MJG RICE.
tTCY CF JEE DIYCECEE BIITIED,
Anrt That Toung Woman rutin tlie Light
ot n Very leslKninK Fair One With a
Wealth of Kxecutivc Ability Salty Let
ter to the li lest Who Tied the Knot
Mrs. ltlainc Vitfustly Condemned hy
the ealwool .Inline uml James G.
Itlaine, Jr., 4lore Sinned Against Than
Vamiim;tos, Feb. -JO.-Mr. Blaine has
furnished to the press for publication the
fallow inn under tin head of "A Personal
'fcinee the separa
tion of my son and
his wife three years
and a half ago my
family have silently
borne every misrep
every newspaper in
terview, which it
has pleased the now
divorced wife to in
spire. The one per
son aimed at has
Javes n. blaine. JR. oeen -" --
and we have perhaps been at fault in al
lowing a horror cf the public discussion of
private matters, combined with a regard
forHhe future of my grandson, to permit
bo intnh calumny to go unanswered.
liefer to the Deadwond Judge.
The last outrage of the kind, embodied
In the derision of the judge at Deadwood,
P. I)., assumes an official character which
makes it impossible, to remain longer
silent. To remain silent would be to ac
cept and perpetuate, a great wrong to my
wife a greater w.-ong to mygrandson than
ever a publication of the truth can inflict
upon him. It is necessary in speaking
that I should give a summary as brief as
possible of the marriage and the incidents
which followed it and led to the separa
tion. A letter w hich I addressed to the
Rev. Thomas I. Ducy at the time of the
marriage will distinctly state the import
ant facts bearing upon that event.
The Letter to Father Tncey.
Mr. Maine then gives the text of the I
letter to Father Ducey, which is nated
Augusta, Me., Sept. 13, 1SS8." It says:
last, the 8th inst..
my youngest son,
James G. Hlaine.Jr.,
shocked me by the
on the preceding
Monday he bad been
united in marriage
with Mis Marie
Jfevins; that you
bad performed the
ceremony in your
own rectory; that
my son and Miss
Nevins were nnac
c o m p a n i e d by
friend or relative
and that two of
yonr household ser- m James o Hum JBV
vants were the sole witnesses. My son's an
nouncement frave t lie first knowledge that I or
any member of my family bad of his marriage
or even of bis attachment to Miss Nevins
whose character. 1 wish to say at the outset, is
Toot at all in question and of whom but for
this rash marriage 1 have never heard a
breath of censure.
Was a Fretty Qnirlt Courtship.
After referriug briefly to the fact that
young James was not IS years old, and
Hating that in August, 1S85. the young
man was at home under a tutor fitting
himself for college, Secretary Blaine says
that James G. Jr. had only known Miss
Xevins eighteen days before he married
her; admits that the young man misrep
resented his age to the priest, as discovered
by Walker Blaine, who went to New York
to Investigate the matter. Mr. Blaine then
But he did not (according to yonr own nar
rative to my son Walkeri, conceal from you
the vital fart that he was a minor; he did not
conceal from on. but oicnIy avowed, that 1 had
noknowK'e whatever of his intention to he
married, and that his special design was to
keep all knowledge of it from me. In this con
cealment be sought your aid and abetment,
and yon held hia secret uvder consideration
from Saturday until Monday airreeing with
my son not to advise any nicnibtr of my fam
ily of his rash purpose.
Some Reflections on His Reverence.
Ton took him to the archbishop in order that
a dispensation might be secured to enable Miss
Nevins, who was reared a Catholic, to marry
my son, who was liorn, baptized and reared a
Protestant Vu knew that during the long
Interval tn which yon were making these
preparations 1 was within a moment's reach
by telegraph, and yet you never pare the
lightest intimation to me, the most deeply
interested and responsible party. In defense
of this conduct you alleged to my son Walker
the confidence reposed in yon as a priest by
my son. The confidence of the confessional is
always respected. Hut by your use of con
fidences reposed in you outside the confession
al even by those not of the Catholic com
munionyou perforce liecome an accomplice
before the act of any crime or any imprud
ence to which you may listen.
Arraignment of the Priest.
It is not for me to advise a minister of your
intelligence that your position is absolutely un
tenable, would be dangerous to society, and
would not be respected by any court of the
land. Ton further alleged in justification of
yonr action that if yon had not performed the
ceremony some one else ontside your commun
ion would have done it. This ia a common de
fense of evil di ng and is unworthy of a priest
and a man. Yoa might just aa well Justify
your murder of a man by chloroform on ths
ground that otherwise some one else would
murder him with a dagger. Aa a
father living under the divine institution of
the family; aa a citizen living under the divine
order of society, I protest against your act;
aa a servant of God, to whose ministry you
are ordained, I call God to witness between
yon and me. Of whatever evils resulting
from this deplorable marriage my son may
be the author or the victim, the guilt be on
your head. James g. Blaim.
ENTERPRISING MISS NEVINS.
Evidence that Any Year Would Do Her
for Leap Tear.
"When I wrote thia letter I believed that
Miss Kevins had no other responsibility in
the marriage than in consenting to my
son's appeal, and was blameworthy for
this alone. Since then lam prepared to
say tnat tjhe marriage was arranged by her
far mora than by my son; that she did
everything to promote it; suggesieu every
arrangement; anticipated and provided for
every emergency, and that, in fact, but for
marriage would never have taken place.
herrersonal,active,and untiring agency the
In this she showed knowledge and fore
thought not to be expecte.l in a woman of
Wanted the Laws Looked l;p.
Within ten days after ln:r arrival in Au
gusta, and within a week from the day she
first met young Jarm s, the secretary says'
Miss Kevins was advising him look up the
law of marriage; to come to her she was
alone; to let her know at once about the
law of marriage she couldn't wait "It
Inakes me ill." etc. One note has the fol
lowing, which is given as underscored in
Look into the laws oxr.Y tomorrow and per
taps one question ATTH E HAN K. Where he
obtained money for his marriage journey on
my acconnt by inducing the cashier to advance
hi ill funds on his memorandum, a thing he had
hover learned to do hefore he met Miss Kevins.
All else can wait oh, do be careful. I
feel now all sorts of dreadful things are said of
Us. You do not know how VILE the world is.
VO LOOK l"P THE LAWS. U-t the rest keep.
Lots More of the Same.
This was followed by more of the same,
one of which stated that she knew a man
whom they could both trust for witness
mid proposing to "give hitu a gentle hint
that his services might be needed. She
also cautioned young Blaine when they
teached Kew York not to forget "the fJO
f;old piece for Father Ducey,'' and to "look
in the pocket of your gray clothes for the
t ing." And says Secretary Blaine: "It was
thus that a boy of 17 years and 10 months
in some respects inexperienced even for
his age, was tempted from his school
bonks and his tutor, and blindly led to the
altar by a young woman of full 21 years,
with entire sesrecy contrived by herself
Bud with all the instrumentalities jt her
levice complete and exact."
"Tim l.ate for Annulment.1
Mr. Blaine sent his son Walker to Kew
York to see if the marriage could not be
unuh'd, but Walker was told that it was"
too late, as "jifter the marriage the bride,
Instead of retnrning to her mother, had
taken passage for Boston wit h the groom
on one of the night steamers on Long
Island Sound." This fact, Mr. Blaine says,
liis son, with "a boy's modesty," had not
revealed to him.
times been entirely tree; tnaa mere was
too restraint upon him; thatj no effort to
secure a separation was made by Mrs.
Blaine; that he acted himself in the mat
ter. He does not hold his son blameless,
but thinks him more sinned against than
Binning. "But," continues the secretary,
"his mother, at no time in thought or
word or deed, attempted to separate this
man and his wife. On the contrary she
did not fail by liberality, by consideration
and by extenuation to foster in ever prao
tit-able way their happiness if happiness
to them had beeu possible."
WHERE IS NEW YORK"
What's the Matter with the Empire State
If This is True?
Kew Yop.k, Feb. eo. Where King'
county purchased a thousand acre tract of
land at St. .Tohnslan l, in Suffolk county,
to make a new county farm and put np an
Insane asylum, live now fifty human
beings as barbarous probably as any fifty
who live in America. They live in a state
of anarchy as far as the abolition of all
law and government is concerned, and
they lie, cheat, steal, and fight to their
hearts' content. Kvery man defends his
own property without any assistance from
the law. Kvery man avenges his own
wrongs and if he lias to commit murder to
do it he does it as a matter of course.
They Hold I'p Strangers.
The men work in theday time, and many
of them prey on each other or fight with
each other at night. Unfortunate is the
wayfarer who is su-n walking along the
street that runs near the colony. He iJ
held up and made to disgorge all tho
money lie has. Crimes of violence, such
as assault and murder, are seldom com
mitted on outsiders, however, though high-
way robin ry is common enough. The
christening of a baby was the occasion last
week of a murder. The victim was a fore
man named Dieords, who had blackmailed
his men out of a lot of money, and recently
in a fight with a hand named Artibella cut
the latter up -'a whole lot." Artibella prom
ised to get oven, and he did it by killing
COSTLY. FIRE AT BROOKLYN.
MRS. BLAINE. SR., BLAMELESS.
Sweeping Denial That She Was the Cause
Secretary Blaine then says: 'T propose
next to show by a somewhat minute state
ment of facts and dates the faisity of the
assertion that Mrs. Blaine broke up the
marriage relations of my son ami his wife.
Hie did not see her daughter-in-law until
May, lSb", eight months after the mar
riage, when, being in Kew York, the latter
railed npon her twice during her twodays'
Way. The next time she saw her was a
month later. When about to sail for
tCurope on the 8th of June, she was a sin
pie day in Kew York and saw the young
woman on taking leave." Summarized
this is what Mr. BIaine says of this mat
ter: Heand his wife returned after fourteen
months to find that young James had
(pent his allowance and gone deeply in
flebt, and it was arranged that the young
ptople were to go to Augusta and have
their future determined by a family
The Secretary's Troposition.
When they all got together Mr. Blaine
learned that the life of the young people in
Kew York had been a dismal failure.
With Mrs, Blaine's full consent he (Mr.
Ulaine) proposed that Sanies and his wife
Ihould occupy the Augusta home and re
ieive an allowance of f2,5K per year until
Tames could earn that much. Mr. Blaine
Intended to spend his winters at Washing
ton and summers at Bar Harbor. Besides
the he proposed to pay for fuel and
light, and supply a man servant and a
horse and carriage.
And How It was Received.
But the young wife scorned the offer.
She would not stay at Augusta on any con
tideration. James wa "stumped" by this
tnd then told his mother and father of his
discontent and unhappiness, and that he
had become estranged from his wife. Their
disagreements were continual and made
life together impossible. "Disaster," says
the secretary, "is the only leuitimate out
come of such a marriage," and "it became
patent to every one," even visitors, that
"separation was the least disaster to be
The TontiK Woman Leaves.
Mr. Blaine's story of the depart ure of his
ton's wife is to the effect that James was
detained away from home on an errand for
bis father two days, staying at Bar Har
bor. When he returned to Augusta he
found his wife gone and this left for him,
which is an extract from her note, the sec
retary says, indicating its temper and tone
You knew mhen yon left what the conse
qnences of your trip to Bar Harbor would be.
What business had you at Bar Harbor?
Why did you not telegraph me, and not let ms
lie awake until nearly 4 o'clock'; Yon shall live
to regret all this. You have broken the greater
part of your promises thus far, and until you
learn to be truthful you ueed not come near
me. I am not hi re to Lave my affairs discussed
among i ne neigunors u jou uesire 10 nave any j
Mmmunication with me you can address thr
New lork hotel.
It was signed simply "Marie. Kevins
Blaine." Mr. Blaine's Proposition.
Before she left Mrs. Blaine strongly
urged her to remain, not suspecting that
James would not follow her. Mrs. Blaine
told Marie that the child would be re
reived by her for one year or any number
of years," taken care of as if it was her own,
and without any conditions binding
Marie, who could take the boy away when
tver she wished; an offer that was neither
accepted nor rejected. When James read
the foregoing note he said: "I will not fol
low her. and I told her I would not when
the made the threat."
A Visit From Mother and Daughter.
Forty-four days after leaving Marie
rame back, her mother, Mrs. Kevins, ac
tompanying her. Mrs. Blaine arose from
a sick bed to greet them, but they gavt
her no greeting except that Mrs. Kevins
and Marie made such violent and insult
ing charges against her and James that a
servant was called in to restrain the elder
visitor. The first visit of Marie to the
Blaine homestead lasted two weeks, the
last one two hours, and on these two
visits, says the secretary, rests all the
basis of the De;iI wood judge's charges.
At no other time d'.d Mrs. Blaine have any
communication w th Marie, nor has she
written anything in regard to the mat
ter since the separation.
Young James Entirely free.
Mr. Blaine declares that his son has at all
four Firemen Injured anil SI, 000,000
Worth of Property Destroyed.
Brooklyn, K. Y., Feb. 29. The most
disastrous lire in years" occurred in this
city yesterday. An immense granite and
brick structure but recently built, at the
junction of Flatbush avenue and Fulton
street, and occupied by the large clothing
firm of Smith, Gray & Co. and tha
Flatbush Storage Warehouse concern.
was completely gutted. With the excep
tion of a few tottering walls, not a vestige
of the once handsome buiflling remains.
Several adjoining structures were also
ruined by the tire, while a number of
frame houses were badly damaged. One
fireman was fatally injured and thres re
ceived severe bruises. Charles S. Hay, an
assistant foreman, is so badly hurt that ha.
will die. John Mallen fell and broke his
ankle and Fireman Burns was bit by -falling
walls and injured internally. An
unknown fireman was badly injured. TLs
building cost $-00,000 to build. The total
loss will foot up about $1,0 "0,000.
Drowned His Would-Ue Keseuer.
Berlin, Feb. 29. Lieutenant Rebnitc
lost his life Saturday at Frankfort-oii-Oder
while attempting to save that of a
workman who had fallen into the river.
The officer, seeing the man's dangeV,
sprang into the river and swam to his aid.
lie was hampered by the weight of Ms
clothing and also by the struggles of the
workman, who clasped his arms around
his would-be rescuer's neck and could not
be induced to release his grip. The result
was that after a brave struggle the lieu
tenant became exhausted and before help
arrived from the shore both men were
Kaiser Billy Denounced at Chicago.
Chicago, Feb. 29. Emperor William, of
Germany, was metaphorically placed upon
a spit and roasted to a turn for the delec
tation of a large gathering of Germans at
the Twelfth street Turner hall yesterday.
K evolutions denouncing the emperor's
policy toward the people were adopted
with a whoop.
Ibe Loral Markets.
Office Rock Island Dn.r amd Wiikit Aaons
Kock lelamL, 111., Feb. 29, 169 f
Corn 343 tv.
Bran -S5c per cwt.
Shipe'nff $1.00 per rwt.
Hay Timothy. 10 nuan 50;urairie, S313;clover
SsQ.10; baled. $11 50.
Batter Fair to choice, Stc; creamery, 2R&29C,
Eics Freih.24c; packed. iOc.
Poultry thickens. 10ftU!4; turkeys, 12!c
ducks, UVic: geese, 10c.
rariT axo vesstables.
Apple ti.-&$l 75 per hbl.
Cattle Butchers pay tor corn fed steers,
84M4c; cows and ncifei, :3tfc; calvee,
For referring te a subject so nnnaoal. bat
it may possess inter. fr some to know
I sold for half the price of the other
kinds. KSOLU, we say If tbeeualiiy
ass not what it should, be, of coarse It
would not sell at alL
Baking Fowder Companire say aacbina;
of their exorbitant prices, but t& ooa
tiaually of chemical analysts, drc
Let the scientists lead the scientists, but
let prartk-aJ women try CUaaax, od
judge for themselves.
AT TOUR cnOCEH'S