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0L. XLI NO. 40.
ROCK ISLAND, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3. 1892.
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1 Per Week Is Oonts
Is the Largest in this section and prices are far below all competitors.
We put ON SALE for one week our stock at way down prices.
Our Children's stock of Overcoats is slightly
iroken and all coats where there is
f)f a kind, we will
ar price the same cut is good in
Jnderselling everybody on everything. All goods
bid as advertised.
SAX & RICE, Proprietors, Rock Island, 111,
Try us when you want a fine dress suit, we make fine goods a specialty.
nto our furniture establishment, and here he intends
) stay until
e was so well pleased with our beautiful line that he
dropped in." Bv the wav.
f elf and select your Christmas presents. We have
ne most artistic, tne largest, in tact tne unest display
-e have ever shown consisting of the finest-parlor
iiii io me DaDy s nign cna.r. rsoooay in tne I n
ities can show as complete assortment or treat you
etter in the way of price, etc. Call early and make
our selection at
1525 and 1527
rOCKET KNIVES and SCISSORS took the highest preminn
nuamy. u you want a good
One need not be told what a
bet like those I have to show will
Gold Medal Carpet Sweepers.
Evfil"l7 OTflTYl QT1 .Tilf Vaono nrnnla a r H mi 4- Tvn
tinisb Fire Sets and Irons.
are the leaders made in Illinois for our soft coal and every on,
guaranteed. These are all good things to buy at Christmas o)
a J" other time. Come in and sen how much I have to show vot
nut i m .. -.-
- louaeiua ana novel in House
JOHN T. NOFT8KER, .
Cor. Third Ave. and Twentieth Street, Bock Island,
O vercoats worth
discount from $1
whv not drop in vour-
124, 123 and 128
anile try one.
nice credent an eleeant Carvim
be. Also those
$3 to $4 for $2.
5 to 7 for 4.
8 to 10 for 6.
12 to 15 for 10.
only one or two
to $3 from rema-
: Shirt Factory :
Our Shirts .
are onr specialty. We make them ourselves,
Patronize home industry.
Our Suits .
Are made to your order, and they are taflor-mada
at prices ranging from SIS up.
ire down in prices nnd we invite competition.
Call and make your selection from over 800 differ
ent samples at prices from S3 and np.
Our Prices .
Cannot be duplicated, onr workmanship cannot be
excelled, our goods we warrant, and last, but not
least, your patronage is solicited.
Call and see us at the
Tri-City Shirt Factory.
1609 Second avenue, over Loosley's crockery store.
Washes sverything from a fine
silk handkerchief to & cimns
tent; Lace curtains a specialty.
No. 1724 THIRD AVE.
A. M. & L. J. PARKER,
Telephone No. 1214
JohinJ Volk &;co,
Sash Doors Blinds, 8iding,;Flooring,
ani an kinds of wood work for fcullders.
UafaftMnth 81 bat. Third sad Foaita eves.
JAY GOUUVS DEATH
The Life Record of the Wall
THE DEATH CHAMBER SCENE
He Meets Cl End Fairy Conscious of the
Death Angel's Presence, With Those
Whom Be Loved and Who Loved Him a
Bis BedNlde His Remains to Best In the
Mausoleum He Had Prepared in Wood
lawn Cemetery The Death Bed Scene
t" ome of His Most Kstlmable Character
ntics His Krie Deal from His Own
Point of View Blark Friday.
New York, Dec. 3 "Jay Gould is
dead," was the announcement made in
Wall street yesterday about 11 a. in., and
the voices of the shouting crowd were
stilled for a moment. The first thought
wijs as to what effect the event would have
orthe market. but it was soon found that
It would have no appreciable effect. The
reason was .Liven by John T. Terry, who
has been connected with Mr. Gould for
years, and who is a director in a numler of
the Gould properties. He says: 'Mr. Gould
said recently tiiat he had 'trusted' (to use
his own expression) the three stocks in
which he was most interested, and that
they could not be sold." The three stocks
referred to are Manhattan, Western Union
and Missouri Pacific. The general opinion
on the street is that Mr, Gould has had his
house in good order for a long time.
At the Iloue of the Dead.
Meanwhile at the Gould residence the
silence of death had prevailed since 9:15
a. tn.. for at that hour the great financier
had passed away. Early yesterday morn
ing Mr. Gould rallied for a little while, but
relapsed into unconsciousness. A short
time before his death he again rallied and
became conscious. He asked for his chil
dren and they were all sent for and soon
were in the room, for they instinctively
knew that the summons was the last from
their father they would ever be called on
to obey. Those present of llie familv all
of the family, in fact were Mr. and Mrs.
Gi-orge Gould, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Would,
Miss Helen (Jonld. Mr. Howard Gould and
Miss Annie Gould. The servants were as
sembled near bv.
A Last Look at the Loved Ones.
An expression of satisfaction passed over
the face of the dying man as he glanced
around and sr.vr that all were there. Then,
with his eyes on the group, perfectly con
scious to the last, he passed away as peace
fully as a babe going to sleep, lie died in
the same room in which his wife breathed
her last. The members of the family were
devoted to each other. The death of the
mother was a severe blow to all of them,
and this last lereaveinent lift them a'.l
prostrated. Miss Helen Gould, liesidcs.
was ill when her father was taken down
and hardly tit.Ie to leave her bed to attend
on her father.
Preparations for the FuneraV
It has been definitely settled that the
funeral services will he conducted by Dr.
Paxton, assisted by Chancellor McCracken,
of the University of New York, and Rev.
Roderick Terry, of lf9 Madison avenue.
The choir from Dr. Paxton's church will
also be present and render the singing. Mr.
Gould will be buried in Wood lawn ceme-
THE GOULD MAUSOLEUM.
tery in the family plot with his wife. The
arrangements for the funeral are in the
hands of Dr. Munn and the undertaker.
In the Gould lot is a mausoleum modeled
after the Parthenon at Athens, though the
Parthenon is Doric, while the mausoleum
is Ionic It is a very plain, substantial
structure of Rhode Island granite. 1 feet
wide. 83 feet long and 20 feet high to the
apex of the roof.
Description of the Structure.
The columns are 10' feet high and 13
inches in diameter at the widest part
Three rows of steps lead into it all around
the building. The interior in 20 feet long,
7 feet wide and 13 feet high. The floor is a
solid slab of marble, and the ceiling a solid
Blab of granite weighing six tons. Along
the sides of the interior are the catacombs.
The interior walls are of pink Tennessee
marble. The crypt is lighted by a stained
glass window at the end, which pictures a
choir of angels. The roof of the whole
building consist of granite slabs each
weighing fifteen tons and thirty-two feet
long. Especial care was taken by Mr.
Gould, who watched the construction him
self, that there should be no ostentation.
The lot cost $50,000 and the mausoleum
t30,000. It is tbe main point of interest to
those who visit Woodlawn cemetery.
HE FORESAW HIS FATE.
Mr. Gould's Break Down at a Hallway
The real conditon of Mr. Could's health
was not reveal until, a year ago, when he
broke down in the famous Missouri Pacific
meeting. This occurred in November, 1ML
The Missouri Pacifio railroad was Mr.
Gould's pride. He had built it np and had
niaue nsiuv luenu-paytng y roao. lie was
very jealous of the reputation which the
Vanderbilt roads enjoyed and always
pointed to the Missouri Pacific when he
was charged with being a railroad wrecker,
and not a railroad buider. But he wauted
the dividend passed that time and the ex
citement of finding himself onnooed
brought on an attack of faintness and he
teu to the floor.
Bgan Putting- Thinn in Order.
Mr. Gould immediately set to work to
have faia properties hi such shape that Us
sons oould easily handle them. He foresaw
bis impending fate. Tbe tangles which be
set tba Missouri, Kansas and Texas .and
other railroads of Gould in which ha
ngnuirK ror nu wirsinngc, yrere scraignv
ened. Every one saw 'that he was mark
ing out the path which bi sons must travel
when he was gone. Last summer Mr. Gould
again broke down at ar directors' meeting.
He was said to be consumptive. His sons
said that he was suffering from a bronchial
affection. In his private car he went to the
oath west and lived there for three
The Break Down Was Complete.
He returned to New York in time for the
Manhattan Elevated and Western Union
annual meetings in September. The once
alert and brisk man moved like an auto
maton. His shoulders drooped forward.
Great wrinkles hollowed his cheeks, and a
lack-lustre stare replaced the keen, pierc
ing glance that was so familiar in his dark
eyes. He moved and acted like a . man
eighty years old, bent with the cares of
life. But he was still full of financial
plans which he put aside until he could re
gain his vigor. That day never came. He
is said to have suffered since the day before
Thanksgiving, several severe hemorrhages
of the lungs. He bore his sufferings
bravely and patiently to the last.
WAS A REMARKABLE MAN.
I' n paralleled
Career of a Prodigy In
The American newspaper takes great in
terest in the career of every man who rises
to any eminence above his fellows, be the
emiuence bad or good. And of all who
have so risen probably the aforesaid news
paper hits never devoted so much space to
any one as to Jay Gould. In spite of all
this nobody knows how much Gould was
worth or in what his wealth consists that
is definitely. Everybody knows that it is
in bonds or thinks he knows but what
bonds is not known except in a few promi
nent, lines. To write a history of his career
would require a book there have been half
a dozen books written already, in the
Some Things Tolerably Certain.
There are a few things rbout Jay Gould
that are tolerably certain. He un
doubtedly began life as a poor boy and
reached a position in finance which con
trolled enormous interests. It is said that
his properties in bonds and stocks cou-
trolled 10,000 miles of railway in this coun
try. His career is an unparalleled one, and
if the stories of his wealth hold good that
are told in the papers Aladdin's lamp was
a poor sort of affair to create wealth with
alongside of the brain of this quiet, unas
suming man. Another thing that is known
is that Gould was an ideal husband and
father and his children all loved him.
A Model Home Was His.
His home was a model one. and there he
took all his recreation. He had no partic
ular taste for art, the opera or the theatre.
But he had a passion for flowers, and his
conservatories at his home on the Hudson
contain the costliest treasnres in the floral
line that can be obtained. He did no alms
giving himself that any one ever heard of.
out while Mrs. Could lived she was his al
moner and her hand was a free giver. His
ramily was a typical American family.
The boys had no pronounced vices, and the
oldest son is a steady business man today,
as he has been for years. So is the second
son, Edwin.- Little has been heard of the
third sou and the youngest daughter.
Miss Helen Gonld.
The eldest daughter, however, though
not a notable society woman is well known
in Bociety and well known in good works.
George Gould, as is well known, fell in love
with and married, Edith Kingdon, an
actress, i ne was no secret niamaue. no
aristocratic nonsense of any kind about it.
Miss Kingdon was a worthy and beautiful
girl, his son loved her, and Mr. Gould
with a democracy that is a model for a
number of American nabobs, who would
have scorned such an alliance for their
first born, welcoriied his son's wife to his
heart and home. In fact Mr. Gould was a
good deal of an American.
SALIENT POINTS IN HIS LIFE.
The Deal in tbe Erie and the Black
As the storv of Gould's Erie and Blnr-V
Friday infamy has been told for
tne press, it probably would be well to see
what Oould savs altont Erie. He sel.loi
talked, much less about himself, but he
on record as talking freely on a few occas
ions and a few years ago was one of these
occasions. He said: "My connection with
the Erie road is being constantly ruisrepre
sented. I found out that Mr. Drew w
sellinir the stock short. TI was
tar as the intrinsic value of the security
was concerned.. But the company could
not DOSsiblv consent to kvn in tho IkukI .t
directors a member who was denreciatin
iw property, it was accordingly resolved
to keeo Mr. Drew out. Mr Vr,,lm,;n
and myself had a large amount of proxies
wnicn were given us on the understand
that Mr. Drew was to be kept out. Mean
while he got around Mr. Vanderbilt. bv
back door and managed to gain his conuiv
ance, and Mr. Eldridge, president of the
road, having kept a vacancy open for hini,
air. urew was put in.
Was Out of the Company When He Sold
"When I left the board I naturally de
manded the money owed to me, and all the
more peremptorily as the securities npon
LTV T 1 .
wBica i loonea it were Dy no means of an
available nature. When I got possession
Of my money and left the company I be
gan to sell the stock short. Being, no
longer a member of the concern I had a
PVftft right to do this, and I sold a good
. 7 .'Ji t ., - "iL
deal ot stocE. one nay i remtiuuti icrr.
Bischoffsheim was talking verv lond and
oflenug aiAty-DVBgoia. weiter miee months,
for 50,000 shares. I sold him the lot and
took it in a short time afterward in the
neighborhood of forty." The great finan
cier used to narrate such episodes without
so much as a smile of satisfaction.
Had Mo Time for Contradiction.
Mr. Gould naturally had many enemies.
but the fact did not seem to worry him.
Said he not long ago: "I never take notice
of what is said about me. I am credited
with and abused for things I have never
done. It would be idle on my part to at
tempt to contradict newspaper and street"
rumors. My operations in Wall street are
much less important than is generally sup
posed, especially now. I feel snug and am
no longer disposed to take much active in
terest in the market. Employing, as I al
ways did, a large number of brokers. I was
naturally made the object of their fights."
the Itlack Friday F.piaode.
Wall street brokers still maintain that
Gould and Fisk had a good deal to do with
causing the disasters of "Black Friday."
hey used to say that Gould furnished the
brains and Fish the "cheek" in their trans
actions. It was these two that bought up
all the gold in New York and then began
lending it in such a way that having forced
the market up and secured the additional
margin required on an advance, thev Dock
eted the latter, and, when gold receded, re
fused to return it, as they should have
done, conveniently regarding the transac
tion in each case a sale, when it was simply
loan, incy corraled millions of dollars
by this transaction and were immediately
made defendant in numberless suits to re
cover. Conner Was Tretty Sharp.
They fought these suits for vears. when
finally W. E. Conner, then the cold clerk
of Fisk & Belden, went around to the ma-
lonty of the plaintiffs and said: "Here. I
am the only person that knows the inside
of this business, and without my testimony
you have no case. Make an assignment of
your claim to me and give me one-half of
what I recover. Having by this means got
control of the claims Conner, who could, no
doubt, have recovered, went to Gould and
acquainted him with what he had done.
Gould made up his mind that Conner was
sharp fellow and made him hj' hroker
position worth from foOO to J5.000 a d.iv.
The claims were in Conner's keeping aiid
gave Gould no uneasiness.
How Much Is He Worth?
That is a hard question to answer, but
from figures which are alleged to be cor
rect, and perhaps are approximately so, it
is easy to hgure up in the neighborhood of
;j,000,000. Of late years his fortune has
increased rapidly owing to histuormous
income from his holdings of Western Union
and Manhattan stock, to say nothing of his
investments in bonds. His income from
these three sources alone can not have
fallen under Si.l 100,000 a year, and has pro b-
soiy exceeded that amount.
And the Hack Cuunties to Hear from.
Pakis, Ifc-c. General Kleazer Urda-
neta has jus; arrived here from Venezuela,
thus making four Venezuelan ex-presi
dents now in this city. The first is General
Guzman Blanco, who ruled the Venezue-
an republic from 1S70 to 1S9. Then comes
Dr. K. A. IV.Iacio, president in JXt0 91. and
then Dr. V. Polido, who took hold when
things got too hot for Palacio. The last.
as stated above, has just arrived. He took.
charge of the executive chair when it be
came too uneiu-y for Pulido. They are all
A Slolen Child Recovered.
Lekox, Mich., Dec. 3. Chief Meloy
Thursday found in the outskirts of the
city a 7-year-old girl, who four years ago,
was stolen from her parents in Port Huron
by gypsies and had not since been seen un
til Thursday. The child's storv is one of
awful hardship. The- old female gypsy
who gave her up says the child has traveled
from Michigan to Maine, from Maine to
Florida, and from Florida back to Michi
gan since her abduction. The mother of
the child fainted with joy on receiving back
the long-lost child.
Might Have Been 1(10 if She Hadn't.
Scranton, Pa, Dec a Mrs. Sarah
Kiple, a grand aunt of Mr. Edwin A.
Abbey, the artist, is 99 years old. She was
never sick an hour in her life until early in
November, when she caught a bad cold by
going Uiiiiuj.o.; L ol ujors, .ud t::en she
declared she wasn't a bit sick. She has
smoked a pipe for seventy odd jears and
taken a drink of whisky every day for
Con! of &u t:iili.)i Kl'Clion Suit.
London, XAt:. o. Xl Cui.crvatives have
decided to raise a fund to relieve the Right
Hon. A.J. Balfour of the costs incurred in
his successful resistance to the attempt to
unseat him as the tlie mi$:iber of parlia
ment for East Manchester. The costs
amount to more than ia.OJO.
Eight Children Drowned.
Berlin, Dec a Twenty children ven
tured on the ice at the Biederitx pond at Sa-
gan. The ice gave way and eight of them
PUREST AUD BEST.
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