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Island Daily Abgu
VOL. XL. NO. 300.
ROCK ISLAND, MONDAY, OCTOBER 24. 1892.
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WILL SOON BE OVER
The White House Sufferer N ear
ing Eternity's Morn.
DEATH HOVEBING OVER HER COUCH
Her Struggle for Life Grows Fainter and
th. Weary Watch or the Stricken Hnl-
band May Ere Now Bin Been He '
placed by Mourning; for the Loved and l
Gone A Change for the Worse Takes
Place and the Patient Does Not Rally
Origin of Her Illness and Its Rapid
and Deadly Progress.
Washington, Oct. 24.-
for the worse in Mrs. Harrison's condition.
and a more serious one than any that has
yet occurred, set in yesterday morning
about 10 o'clock. As the church bells be
gan to ring the watchers by the bedside be- j
came aware of the approach of one of those
sinking spells which have once or twice pre
viously brought the patient to the verge of
dissolution. From this relapse there was
no rally, as on previous occasions, but the
decline of the vital force, perceptibly though
gradually, continued throughout the day.
The president, who never left her bedside
all day, was joined in his sad watch by
other near members of the family. None
ventured outside the White House doom,
either for church or any other purpose.
The End Not Far Away. .
The sufferer lay all the time on her right
side, too weak to cough, one of many indi
cations that the end could not be far away;
motionless since the early morning, except
for a slight nervous twitching, consequent
upon the extreme nervous prostration,
which in her case has been more pro
nounced than is customary in tubercular
diseases. Meantime It was apparent to the
physicians that the cavity of the pleura was
gain filling with water, which in time will
stop the action of the heart, and that an
operation such as they performed at Loon
Lake to relieve the watery pressure was
utterly out of the question liecause of the
enfeebled condition of the patient. All
that could be done to alleviate the suffer
ings of the invalid was done by the physi
cians and nurse, but that was very little.
Death Momentarily Expected.
Worn out by a sleepless night, unable to
replenish her wasting strength by even the
limited amount of liquid nourishment
one or two beaten egjrs which she had
heretofore been able to take, the patient
lay, barely conscious except at brief inter
vals throntrh the long hours of the d;iy.
In the evening Dr. C.-inlner, the attending
physician, said the end might- occur at any
moment. The probability was that death
would come painlessly by the stoppage of the
heart's action, but a paroxysm of coughir.g
might precipitate the crisis at any moment.
Nothing but the wonderful vitality, which
Mrs. Harrison shared with other members
of the Scott family her father, P4 years
o'.d. is at her lelsile could have enabled
her to survive so lohg as she has done.
Tier RelHtfves All At Wo nil.
The president's daughter, Mrs. McKee,
her husliand. and their two children; his
son Russell and his wife, the daughter-of
ex-Senator Saunders and their child; Mrs.
Dimmick. Mrs. Harrison's niece; Mrs. Xew
comber, Mr. Harrison's aunt, and Dr. Scott,
Mrs. Harrison's venerable father, all at
times were in the sick room in the course of
the day, except the children, who only in
part appreciating the impending sorrow
amused themselves with their German
nurse in their spacious plavrooms in the
basement. The inquiries during the day i
were incessant, but no one, not even the !
wife of Attorney General Miller, who is,
perhaps, Mrs. Harrison's most intimate 1
friend in Washington, was admitted to the
Nothing to, Encourage Hope.
Dr. Gardner again visited the White
house at 10:15 p. m. He found no striking
changes in the patient's condition from his
noon visit nothing to encourage hope of
even a few days longer prolongation of
life, and yet nothing to indicate a prospect
of immedate dissolution within a few
hours. The only nourishment that had
been administered during the day was a
little peptonized beef. The system was too
weak to longer assimilate the eggs which
had heretofore been given. Some partial
Bleep had been obtained;, at other times
Mrs. Harrison showed that she was con
scious of what went on around her, but in
her weak condition took no part in any con
versation nor did she in any way indi
cate any desire or utter any com plaints.
May "Go Out With the Tide."
At 11 p. m. it was stated at the White
House that there was no change in the con
dition of Mrs. Harrison. The physicians
seemed to be of the opinion that the great
change, if it came at all last night, would
occur as so frequently happens in con
sumptive cases, just before dawn, when
vitality is at its lowest ebb.
HISTORY OF THE FATAL ILLNESS.
Inherited From Her Mother Began With
an Attack of La Grippe.
Mrs. Harrison, though herself apparent
ly the embodiment of womanly strength
and robust health, Inherited on her moth
er's side the disease which has laid her low.
The first appearance of the insidious dis
ease in her own case dates back to an at
tack of the grip two years aga. Soon
after her return to Washington as the wife
of the president it began to be noticed that
ah was not apparently as strong physical
ly or as well able to meet her social duties
aa she had shown herself during her hus
band's term as senator. In spite of the
help she received from Mrs. McKee and
Mrs. Russell Harrison in carrying on the
4utle of her arduous position it was no
tioed that, although she had formerly been
a very fair walker, she seldom set foot to
the ground then, and from being one of
the most regular of church-goers she was
seldom seen at the Church of the Covenant
excupt in the sunniest weather.
The Trip to California.
The winter of 1890-61 she had the grip
This pulled hr down a great deal, but the
trip made by her with the president to the
Pacific coast, it was thought, had entirely
las to rc her. She enjoyed every moment
of it, and treasured all the souvenirs of
travel with which she was inundated. These
eke arranged' with mnch taste in the corner
of the bite House corridor ap-staira
where ta is wetieraily served, and took
, .pleasure in ebowingthes te her
Aooai mat Cixne, aiso, sne oecauie men
interested in the organization of theDaugh- j
ters of the American Revolution, and con
sented to serve as the first president. Al
though she did not attempt much of the
actual work of her place, she gave it her
warm co operation.
Broke Down at a Reception.
In March last she was far from well, but
as she had managed to go through the
official round of entertaiumeata without I
breaking down she herself thought her in- ;
disposition only temporary. Mrs. McKee '
and Mrs. Russell Harrison had planned to
give a grand lawn party on the White .
House grounds after Kaster. Mrs. Harri- j
rison was enthusiastically in favor of it. I
Bhe continued to hold weekly receptions 1
It was at one of these informal little after
noons, early in April, that Mrs. Harrison
felt the beginning of her illness. She asked
her guests to excuse her, leaving Mrs. Mc
Kee to do the honors.
Never a Well Women Since.
From that day Mrs. Harrison never was
a well women. She rallied in May some
what and then was taken that unfort
unate trip down the Chesapeake bay when
the government steamer on which she was
the Jessamine was caught in a north
east storm, and Mrs Harrison suffered
severely. Those who saw her leave the
White House that day, almost carried in
the president's arms, had grave doubts of
her recovery. But from that on her disease
seemed to progress rapidly. When she was
brought back from Fortress Monroe the true
character of her disease became apparent
to her physician and her intimate friends,
though it was carefully concealed from the
public, and she was ordered to Loon Lake
In the hope that the revivifying influences
of the pine-laden air might arrest the prog
ress of the pulmonary trouble which the
racking cough, night sweats, and waging
strength only too plainly indicated. It is
too recent to need recapitulation how these
hopes proved delusive, and at her own re
quest she was carried back to her cheerful
rooms at the White House, there, it seems,
TACKLED DEPEW'S GREAT ORATION.
Chicago Socialists Say Chaoncey Should
Z Chicago, Oct. 34. At the meeting of the
socialists yesterday Thomas H. Morgan
took upon himself the task of criticising
certain passages of Chauncey Depew's
speech at the dedication ceremonies. In
one part of the oration Depew speaks of So
cialism not gr.ining a foothold in America.
He also said that socialism finds disciples
only among those who are forced to fly
from their native lands. Morgan was very
bevere in his criticism.
Either Ig-iioraiit or Malirions.
f He claimed that I)ojev, as one of the
greatest orators in the United States, should
know better than to make such assertions.
"He either does not know what socialism
is," continued Morgan, "or willfully mis
represents it." Morgan's argument was
placed before the gathering in the form of
a resolution denouncing that portion of
Depew's speech, ami the resolution
RETRACTED HIS RETRACTION.
WRECK OF THE DANVILLE EXPRESS.
A Prospect for the Spilling of Gore at
Lawrejtce, Kan., Oct. 24. Recently the
Lawrence World, edited by J. L. Brady,
published some very abusive articles re
garding the character of J. W. Patterson,
a prominent attorney of this city. Satur
day Brady received a telephone message
asking him to come to the Watkins bank
at once. He went to the bank and was
ushered into the basement were Mr. Patter
son at the point of a revolver forced him to
sign a retraction of the articles under
tbreats of killing him on the spot if he re
fust d to do so. As soon as he was released
Editor Brady issued a circular withdrawing
his retraction and denouncing Patterson as
a cowardly cur. There is great excitement
ovor the matter and many tear that blood
shed will follow.
Three Homestead Strikers Beaten.
Homestead, Pa., Oct. 24. James Gibson,
Peter Maran. and John Wademan, strik
ers, went to the Homestead mill and gained
entrance. They began to abuse some non
union workers, and while quarreling sev
eral other workmen came up who had been
lieaten in town. They claimed to recognise
the three strikers as having teen among
the crowd of their assailants, and immedi
ately went in for revenge. About two min
utes later deputies on the Munhall road
beheld the three strikers retreating, wh-"'
stones and pieces of slag were whistling
around their heads. They were badly
Were Not Satisfied With Kansas.
St. I-Kiris. Oct. 24. A train of twenty
wagons passed along Washington avenue
Friday morning. It was strung out for
two blocks. They were "movers" coming
back from Kaawu. Aa inscription on the
cover of the first wagon reaA, "In God TT?
Trust; to Kansas or Bust." The second
bore this inscription, "In God We Trust -l
and in Kansas We Busted." Anotherre.Kl.
"Four Mon.hs in Kansas. Two Montis
After My Hat." A prairie eephyr appears
to have carried his only "bonnet away.
Has Eaten Nothing for Forty-Six Days
New Brunsw ick, N. J., Oct. 24. Jam
Still (colored), aged 16, of Camden, N. .1.
an inmate of the Jamesburg reform school
is puzzling the doctors by his long absti
nence from food of any kind. He war
troubled with inilipest ion and decided
fast fifty-five days, a fast he has aline.,
accomplished, having taken no nouns!,
ment for forty-six days emve such as hi ...
rived from an external application of sv.
oiL He retains his strength anil is cor.,
dent that he will complete hi- last .-n .
Stricken with Apoplexy on a Train.
GREEMCH. Conn., Oct. 24 Fred i - V
wood, couJuctor on the Consolidated r:-.
road, was struck with apoplexy on hi' tr.-i;.
at Stamford Saturday, and died when,
train reached New Kochelle. He -. w.
00 years of age, and had been (nipic-y.
the New York ami New Haven rrwlrvau n
siaoe it was built, having run outfit ii.
trains as water boy. For many t-.-u .-.
has run the l:-st express, and was very .
alar with the traveling people, au.. .
whom he had a large acquaintance.
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Beat the 3-Mile Record.
NASHVlIXE.Oct. 24 The race meetintr U-. :
was closed Saturday with another i-ecor.'
beaten. Nirditingal trotted two mi!t .
4:33, that being 9 seconds ahead of at..
tiltti haratAfora saada.
The Deadly Broken Switch Kills One Par
son and Injures Eleven
Chicago, Oct. 24. The Danville express
on the Chicago and Eastern Illinois rail
road was wrecked at Forty-ninth and Wal
lace streets lat evening at 11:30. Eleven
persons were injured and one killed in
stantly. The list of killed and injured is aa
follows: Unknown woman, crushed under
cars instantly killed; Joseph S. Johnson,
Chicago Heights, both legs crushed off at
knee will probably die; Mrs. J. J. Gra
ham, Bancroft, la., head injured serious;
Mrs. J. T. Taylor, 5,650 Emerald avenue,
Chicago, head and arms injured; William
Morris, Chicago Heights, right arm and
hand crushed; C. W. Thompson, 6,923
Wright street, Chicago, right arm crushed; '
Julia Erimzer, Hoopeston, Ills., bead in
jurednot serious; Lewis Hallet, Tarrn
Haute, Ind., face cut and arms crushed '
not serious; Merdin McDonald, 50001Oomia
street, right leg badly crushed; Gus Emer
son, 601 Sixty-tifth street, right arm broken;
W. H. Hallett, conductor of train, right leg
Passengers Buried in the Debris.
The accident was caused by abrokem
switch. At Forty-ninth street the Chicago
and Eastern Illinoes tracks turn sharply to
the south on Wallace street. Jnst at this
curve a switch track joins the main track.
The engine, mail car and smoking car
passed the swith in safety, but the first
passenger coach, with scarcely an indica
tion that anything was wrone, was thrown
completely on its side and badly demol
ished. Its fifty passengers were thrown vi
olently to one side of the car and buried
beneath wrecked seats and material from
the broken sides and ends of the car.
Tax Titles Mighty Poor Property.
Wikamac, Ind., Oct. 24. Two years ago
a forty-acre farm belonging to Mrs. John
Lee was sold for delinquent taxes and was
bought for $15 by John L. Gobien. county
auditor. He sued for possession under tha
statutes for quieting title, claiming that
as the farm had never been redeemed ha
should become the rightful owner, Judge
Harney decided against the plaintiff, hold
ing that he could not claim the farm, which
is valued at t2,0u0, for about $40 delinquent
taxes, and t he court held that to secure the
land the plaintiff must pay the difference.
Wabash and Butler at Football.
Indianapolis, Oct. 24. Wabash and
Butler college football teams played a
championship game in the Indiana Inter
collegiate series here Saturday, which was
won by Butler by a score of 14 to 12. It
was bitterly contested from start to finish.
The feature of the game was a sensational
run by Somerville, of the Butler team, who
got the ball out of the scrimmage near
Butler's goal, dashed clear across the field,
and got a touch down.
Taken 111 While Campaigning;.
Gbeessburg, Ind., Oct. 24. Ex-Governor
Pitkin, of Missouri, who came here Satur
day evening to deliver a Republican speech,
was too ill to fill his appointment. Later
he had a chill and his physician warned
him against exposing himself, as his condi
tion was serious. Sunday he was reported
Won a Go-as-Ton-Pleaae.
Chicago, Oct. 24. Hart, of Boston
the six days go-as-you-please walking
match which ended at 10 o'clock last even
ing with a record of 479 miles. Moors
finished with 476 miles to his credit;
Conners with 475, Guerrero 4H5, Campana
451 and Dean 503.
Games of Football.
Chicago, Oct. 24. Saturday's football
record is as follows: At Brooklyn Prince
ton 42, Crescent 0: at Chicago Northwest
ern university 0. Chicago university 0; at
Bethlehem, Pa. Iehigh 0, Cornell 7ft; at
Amherst, Mass. Tuft 18, Amherst 15.
The Eoral Markets.
Bran -h5c per rwt,
Shi.cnff $1.00 per cwt.
llav Timothv. &10; npland, $3&10: eloign
SA&8; baled. Ill 0K12.fi0.
Barter Fair to choice, 18c; creamery , 1S&94C
Eees r"reo,15c; packed 10c.
Poultry Chickens. 103,12 ; turkeys U!e
docks, l'-'Hc: geese, 10c.
mriT AND VaSSTABLBS.
Apples J.;Stffc$2. 76 perbbl.
Potatoes 584?. tide.
On ions 806ifpc
Cattle Botchers pay for eorn fed steers
8H&4c; cows and neifeis, SH3c; eaivea
Hard 7 Bn7 75.
Soft 1 10&3 90.
Common boards $1C
Joist Scantling and timber, IS to it feet. Sit.
Kverr additional foot in length 50 cents.
X A X Shin lee as 75 .
Fencing 12 to ICfeet $18.
oc- borrds.roneb $19.
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b nnsn iuu win
PUREST AND BESi;
.AT LESS THAN-
THE PRICE OF OTHER BRAN0S.
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