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Il'U& ISLAND, MONDAY, 31 Alt C II 21, 1892.
VOL XL. KO. 126.
Btngle Copies S Cents
Per Weak lH Cents.
THRICE or LARGER!
Is the London's stock this spring than any other
house in the city.
We are proud to state that the dwellers of any
town, any city even, none excepted, will not have
the advantage of any choicer stock, better assort-
iit. or later styles than
. THE LONDON .
iavs before the citizens of Rock Island this spring.
Three weeks of constant, persistent, painstaking,
conscientious labor in the very headquarters of
the clothing industry of the United States, en
ables us to speak with confidence on the subject.
50 Mens Suits at
Square and round cut.
on eveiTlhinrr ,
I0!" the asking.
house, and we guarantee to save
Would be pleased to show you through our
stock if you wish to purchase or not No trouble
to show goods.
TWICE AS LARGE !
a beginner we offer:
times as many hats as any other
cw (t(i't hat
hat and cap department
full and running over.
Her Boodle Sensation Gets on
"BLOOD ON THE Y00N" THIS WEEK,
bo Fromises the State's Attorney The
Grand Jury Finds the Pumping Some
what Dry, but Gets a Few Items of In
formation That Lonrcnci'ker Says Will
"Fit In" Aldermen Who Know Noth
ing of An3- Crookedness Some Corpor
ation Officers Who Will Ke Hacked by
Chicago. March 21. The topic of the
day everywhere in this city is the alleged
boodlery in the city council. The World's
fair has taken a back seat, and real estate
booms are left hanging on the edge of in
auguration while the brokers discuss the
probable or improbable guilt of this, that,
or the oihcr of the accused aldermen.
When it is said that a sum aggregating
fci'JO.OOO is alleged to have been ''cut up"
between some of the aidernien for the pass
of three franchises through the council
the Economic Gas company, the Northern
Pacific, and the Compressed air it can be
seen that there are big possibilities in the
sensation, and that Chicago seems inclined
to challenge the achievements of Boss
Called Hcfore the Grantl Jury.
Alderman Kuuz, who was before the
grand jury for awhile Friday, was also on
the rack before that august body Satur
day for an hour anil a half, lie was fol
lowed by Aldeirnun I'eter J. Uiegler, Al
derman Sfchwerin, Alderman Dorman;
Secretary George ynillo, of the Economic
Gas company; II. J. Jones, treasurer of
the People's Gas company; Alderman Yier
ling, who introduced the Economic gas
ordinance in the council; Alderman Cha
sey, and W. T. Furlieek, secretary of the
Economic company, and vice president of
the North side street railway.
Swore They Knew of No Ilribery.
When questioned as to the testimony
they had given the aldermen all declared
that they simply denied any knowledge of
bribery in the city council, though some of
them admitted to the grand jury that
they suspected that all was not right in
the council. State s Attorney Liongenecker
expressed himself as well satisfied with the
testimony elicited. Among the witnesses
subpoenaed for to-dny are President
Charles A Judsen and Secretary Charles
F. Bryant, of the Consumers' Gas com
pany; President C. G. K. Billings and
Secretary E. J. .lerzmanowski, of the Chi
cago Gas Eight and Coke company, a. id
S. A. Kent, president of the Economic
Ordered to Hring the Hooks.
These gentlemen are instructed to bring
the books of the corporations they repre
sent In order to determine, if possible, how
much stock in these robcerm i Is held by
aldermen. Frederick C. Soule, secretary
of the Chicago and Jefferson Urban Tran
sit company, has also been subpoenaed. He
offered the city $o0,000 for a right of way
on certain west side streets, but, it is al
leged, was informed by the aldermen that
they would require $75,01)0 boodle whether
the city got anything or not. He refused
to disgorge and his ordinance is still in
the hands of the council committee, al
though a right of way over the same
streets was granted the West division
Street railway by an ordinance introduced
six months later.
DID IT DISAPPOINT THE STATE?
The Testimony so Fur Will "Fit In,"
It was rumored Saturday that the testi
mony so far was not panning out as ex
pected and that the state was disappointed.
State's Attorney Ixingenecker denied the
truth of this, ns did also Foreman Lieb.
Said Mr. Longenecker: "We got all we
expected and even more. The grand jury
has not got down to the pith of the matter
ret. The earnest business will begin next
week. All we have done yet has been only
a feeler. We are going slowly to make
sure of every step. We have them where
they can not u i away and there is no es
Witnesses Not To lie Found.
"Xo especial advance was made, then, by
the work done?"
"I could hardly say that. It will all fit
in. It looks as if llosmer and Soule had
weakened. They voluntarily made pretty
itrong statements, and now they can't be i
found. Among other things Hosuier stated i
that an alderman came to him and said I
13,000 would be n-jcessary to take the ordi
nance out of the committee's hands. Law
rence Proudfoot, who was interested in
the scheme, advised the refusal of any
money." There would be on Monday, he
said, -blood on the face of the moon," but
whose blood he would not say.
A Hole in the Celling.
Much importance is given to the allega
tion that the detective agency which had
charge of the work of watching the al
alleged boodlers took grooms over O'Brien
& Powers' saloon on Madison street "the
boodlcr's clearing house" and through a
hole in the ceiling of the saloon watched
the "divpies" that were made'and listened
to the talk. Nobody, it seems, has sworn
to this yet. Longenecker said Saturday
that Alderman Kuuz "did not tell much.
One Man Who Is Not Hiding;.
Chester M. Dawes, who is prominent in
the compressed air scheme of which Mr.
Bacon is president, was at the .criminal
court to see State's Attorney Longenecker,
but that gentleman was busy in the grand
ury room and Mr. Dawes went away
without seeing him. "I went there," said
Mr. Dawes, "merely to tell Mr. Longe
oecker where Mr. Bacon could be found if
the grand jury wanted him to appear be
fore it, and the reason I wanted to tell him
that was that until the present time Mr.
Bacon has had no office, and for that rea
son has been a hard man to find sometimes
i tiring the day."
The Accused Raise a Defense Fund.
Anticipating indict ments as the result of
the inquiry now being conducted by the
grand jury, the alleged boodlers have com
bined, and stand pledged to contribute
175,000 to a defense fund, and already have
contributed $10,000 as retainers to secure
the services of five of the ablest criminal
lawyers in Cook, county. The accused
men do not ropose donning prison garb
without a struggle. When the cases come
op for trial the most brilliant legal battle
ver. witnessed will take elace is the old
crimfnal court building, isnouia tne ex
penses of the trial exceed the $75,000 pledged
a certain well-known man of the city has
signed a bond guaranteeing that the ex
cess will be promptly met.
F.xploslon on a. War Vessel.
Berlin, March 21. The boiler of the
warship Siegfried exploded while the ves
sel was lyiiiif at Wilhelmshaven. Ten
men were horribly scalded.
WROTE A LINE WHILE DYING.
The Sudden Taking OB" of a Tromlnent
Chicago Jurist. -
Chicago, March 21. Judge Driggs, of
the Cook county circuit court, died Satur
day after a week's illness of quinsy, which
malignantly developed Saturday afternoon
so quickly that the sufferer hardly knew
he was seriously ill before the grim reaper
had claimed him. At 2 p. ni. Saturday he
was seized with suffocating strictures of
the throat and the doctor was sent for.
The patient could nut speak, but was
given a pencil and scratch book and wrote
what he wanted to say in his usual bold
Was the Weariness of Death.
The first question read: "Could I go to
sleep and get relief in that way?" The
doctor shook his head. Again the dying'
man wrote: "What is the best position fot
getting breath easiest? Do I do it too rap
idly?" lie was adjusted in his chair to
alleviate his sufferings, and j'ist before 4
o'clock he took up his pencil for the last
time and wrote: "I am feeling very tired.
How long do you think I will hold on this
way?' In attempting to draw a line across
the page under this question the jh nril
crossed the letterings; his hand dropped
beside him and in three minutes his pulst
had ceased to beat.
Highly Thought of at Chicago.
Judge Driggs was a man beloved by
funny in this city, and respected by all
who knew him. His death came with a
shock to his hundreds of friends. The
news spread quickly, and at once the courts
adjourned, while in the corridors little
groups of attorneys discussed the calamity
which had befallen the bench of Cook
county. Judge Drixgs was born at Mount
Morris, Livingstone county, X. Y., May 18,
1S-l(. and came to this city in ISM. He was
nominated for judge by the bar of Cook
comity in 1SS.9, and received the largest
vote ever give,n for theollice in the county.
HAD A TALK WITH GOSCHEN.
Secretary Foster's Ueturn from His Trip
London, March 21. Secretary Foster is
back at his post at the treasury. He sayS
he feels much improved in health, and be
certainly looks it, his appearance being
that of a hearty, robust man. He said to
R reporter: 'I called on Mr. Gosehen, chan
cellor of the exchequer, and found him a
very pleasant gentleman. He returned
the call, and while it was nut an
official visit we discussed things
rf interest to both. We spoke
of the different systems of government and
of the silver question. We also talked of
the financial interests of the two countries
and of the duties of the secretary of the
treasury of the LTnited States as compared
with the chancellor of the exchequer of
England. Our conversation, however, bad
nothing specific in it in regard to the silver
question. I found him an exceedingly
clever gentlemnn and thoroughly .ac
quainted with the monetary systems of
DANGER IN CELLULOID CUFFS.
A Minister Fatally lturned by n Talr
MANNING, la., March 21. Kev. Boles,
pastor, who has been holding revival serv
ices here, met with a serious accident. A
gasoline stove was used in the church to
heat water for baptisms. Suddenly it ex
ploded, and Hev. Boles carried it out. He
had the misfortune to be wearing celluloid
cuffs, which also took lire, and in an in
stant his clothes were on fire. Both of his
arms were burned and charred in a fright
ful manner, and the attending physicians
say his injuries are fatal.
The Sultan Smells a Kat.
CoNSTANTISori.K, March 21. The sultan
is said to have asked the British represen
tative directly the meaning of the pres
ence of British ironclads - in such large
force at Alexandria. The reply is said to
have been given that they were there to do
honor to the sultan's envoy. With this
reply the sultan was not satisfied, and the
situation is becoming strained between
England and Turkey. The sultan, it is re
jwirted, looks upon the presence of the
ironclads as a notice to the people of
Egypt that they are really under British
jurisdiction, and that the sultan's author
ity is only a shudow.
Itinaistrons Fire at Homer.
Champaiuk, 111., March 21. Eleven
buildings were burned in the business
center of the village of Homer Saturday,
entailing a loss of about $50,000. The fire
began in the millinery store of Lovina
Hamill and destroyed all the buildings in
Main street from the square to Andrew
Vnger's residence and west in First street
to Dr. Aupp's residence. Six families were
burned out of their homes. The property
was only partly insured.
Another New York Taper Made Happy.
New Youk, March 21. Edward L. God
kin, editor of The Evening Post of this
city, was arrested Saturday on the charge
of criminal libel on the complaint of Den
nis W. O'Halloran, secretary of the grand
jury, who takes exception to an article
printed in The Evening Post of March 8,
in which O'Halloran is cited as a former
dive-keeper who, since he quit the busi
ness, has "done nothing in particular for
Latest Story on the. Frog.
Makshall, 111., March 20. John Daw
son, of Swan Creek, while sawing a cut
from a large jack-oak tree, fully twenty
feet from the butt, found in a small hol
low a frog. The frog on being released
hopped a short distance away and then
fell over dead. There is no knowing how
long the frog was in the tree, but it must
have been many years.
Nihilists Again Alter tho Csar.
PAEIS, March 21. A telegram from St
Petersburg says that special precautions
have been taken to protect the imperial
family In consequence of the receipt of
communications from the Paris polios to
the effect that nihilists have prepared to
make an attempt to assassinate the czar.
CAUGHT SCHAEFER IN BAD FORM.
The Young "Napoleon" of Billiards Beat
Chicago, March 21. -For a time at least
the wizard billiard player.Jaecb Schaefer,
will have to take a back seat and drop the
title of champion, while another wears it;
a new king, as it were, of the billiard ta
ble, ami a man who has made phenomenal
progress at the gams. Frank C. Ives, the
"Young Napoleon," is the new monarch.
Saturday night he hauled down Schaefer
colors to admiration, running his own up
A Novel Score for Schaefer.
The score was 800 to 4!K) in favor of Ives,
the highest ruusofthe winner 68, 74, 93;
loser, 38, 43, 45; average of winner,
16 36-40; ks r. 10 l'J-IS. Schaefer was nn
undeniably in bad form, while Ires played
wonderfully.even for him. Schaefer prob
ably never played a poorer game, while hi
young opponent handled the cue with re
markable skill. The winner gets the cham
pionship trophy, the stakes and gate re
ceipts aud a wager of f 475 of his own. i
There have been twenty-nine deatLg
from typhus fever at New York.
Eight thousand unknown dead were
buried in the potter's field of New York
The Canadian government has renewed
the ninety-day quarantine Rgaitist Amer
The "ossified" man, of Port Jefferson.L. I.,
is dead. He had been confined to bed for
sixteen years, an l suffered intensely.
Senator Gat eh, author of the local option
bill now before the Iowa legislature, says
he has little hope that it will pass.
Lindsay Porter, livimr near I'laiuview,
Minn., a wealthy farmei, has just taken
to wife Miss Eva Daniels. The groom is
70 and the bride 2.
Horatio Hill, the oldest printer in Chi
cago, is dead. He was 85, aud went to the
Windy City when there were only 2,000
Three young Englishmen have been as
saulted by police of Bio Janeiro, and a
specimen of the way John Bull acts under
such circumstances is looked for pretty
E. G. Sherman, of Kansas City, has been
awarded the $TU0 offered by the state and
the victim's family for the arrest and con
viction of the murderer of Hon. D. B. Gll
hara at Alton, Ills., two years ago.
Timothy A. Chipman, a well-known dry
goods merchant of Milwaukee, in fact
Milwaukee's "merchant prince," is dead.
He began life as a New England farmer
boy, and whs t years old. He went to
Milwaukee in 1S57.
The Burton manufacturing block, corner
Clinton and Van Buren streets, Cbicsgo,
was damaged $tf0,U'K) by fire; partly in
sured. Five firms were burned out, one,
the Horace O'Donoghue Priuting Com
pany, losing $50,tlOO.
The true name of the man arrested in
Australia, and who it was discovered at
Dinham villa, near Liverpool, had killed "'
his wife and four children aud buried
their bodies under his hearthstone, is Fred
crick Deeming, and he may possibly prove
to be "Jack the Kipper."
An "infant" aged 28 years died at Whor
ton, near Upper Sandusky, O., who was
just as described a baby. The creature
had not developed in the least since it was
born. It could neither talk, walk nor take
care of itself in any way and had to be
looked after the same as a baby.
The famous Carter divorce case, of Chi
cago, which put the stigma of adulteress
on the fair plaintiff, is likely to be tried
over again. Mrs. Carter went on the stage
as soon after the case was decided as she
could prepare herself, with the avowed In
tention of spending her last cent to vindi
cate her reputation and obtain joint con
trol of her boy. The Illinois supreme couit
has just decided to grant Mrs. Carter a re
hearing, which may lead to a new trial.'
Texas for Free Coinage.
Austin-, March 21. A resolution was
adopted in the legislature Saturday by A
vote of S3 to 8 instructing the congres
sional delegation from Texas to vote for
The IOeal JlnrkftH.
Office Hock Island D-at asdWiiku Aiinns I
Hock IsliiLd, III., March. SI, 18D2 f
Hye WUUe. .
Bran Wc per cwt,
Sllif S'llff $1.00 JMT cwt.
Uav Tmotby.$loao&1150;prairie, 8&13;clovcr
SS&10 ; baled. $11 50.
Butter Fair to choice, aflc; creamery, 8S&30
Ezcs Freb. 22c; packed 30c.
Poultry Chickens. 10li!4 ; turkeys, He
ducks, liJic: geeee, 10c.
TRrrr and vegbtabues.
Apples $ J. 2N&$2 73 perbbl.
Cattle Bntchers pay lor com fed steers.
S44!4e; cows nud neifet, 3j&3tfc; calv es
For referring to a subject so unusual, bat
It may possess interest ?r some to know
Is told for half the price of the other
kinds. I HOLD, we say Ifthequallty
was not wbot It should be, of course it
would not seU at all.
Baking Powder Companies say nothing
of tbetr exorbitant prices, but talk oou
Unually of chemical analysis, Ac
Let the scientists lead the scientists, but
M practical women try Climax, and
Judge for themselves.
A.T VOUB GROCER