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Kock Island Daily Argus.
VOL. XLI NO. 51
ROCK ISLAND. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16. 1892.
I Single Copies 5 Oenta
) Per Week lSf Cents
We must unload our immense stock; Prices must
do the Business; we will sell Overcoats worth
Look at Overcoats quoted for much more money and
Child's Overcoats worth $7.00 to
Child's Overcoats worth 5.00 to 7.50 for 4.00.
Child's Overcoats worth 3.50 to 4.50 for 3.00.
Child's Suits worth 7.oo to $9.oo for 5.oo.
Child's Suits worth 5.oo to 6.5o for 4.oo.
Child's Suits worth 3,5o to 4.5o for 3.oo.
In order to get cut price on Child's Overcoats and Suits this advertisement
must be brought with you. Underwear at greatly reduced prices as usual, only
more so, underselling everybody on everything; the only house who sell as they
SAX & RICE, Proprietors, Rock Island, Hi,
Santa Glaus Dropped
Into our furniture establishment, and here he intends
to stay until
He was so well pleased with our beautiful line that he
"dropped in." By the way, why not drop in your
self and select your Christmas presents. - We have
the most artistic, the largest, in fact the finest display
we have ever shown consisting of the finest parlor
suit to the baby's high chair. Nobody in the Tri
Cities can show as complete assortment or treat you
better in the way of price, etc. Call early and make
your selection at
1525 and 1527
POCKET KNIVES and SCISSORS took the highest premium
for quality. If you want a good knife try one.
One need not be told what a nice present a:i elegant Carving
Set like those I have to show will be. Also those
Gold Medal Carpet Sweepers.
Every woman that keeps house wants ore. Wrought Iror
finish Fire Sets and Irons.
Acorn Stoves and Ranges
are the leadeis made in Illinois for our soft co: il and every on
gtiaranteed. These are all Jood things to buy at Christmas oi
&y other time. Come in and see how much I have to ehcv yot
that is useful and novel in housekeeping roc's.
JOHN T. NOFTSiiER,
Cor. Third Ave. and Twentieth 8treot, Rock Island.
124, 123 and 128
Nothing reserved; every
thing goes in Children's
department as advertised.
S. & R.
and 18 00
see if ours are not as good.
$9.00 for $5.00.
: Shirt Factory :
Our Shirt-. .
are oar specialty. We make them ourselves.
Patronise homo rndartry.
Our Suits .
are made to your order, and the? are tailor-mad
M prioea ranging from SIS np.
are down in price nnd we invite competition.
Call and make your selection from over SOOdlfftir
ant samples at prices from $8 and op.
Our Prices .
Cannot be duplicated, oar workmanship cannot be
excelled, onr goods we warrant, and last, but not
least, your patronage is solicited.
Call and see as at the
Tri-City Shirt Factory,
1609 Second avenue, oyer Looeley crockery store.
Washes everything from a fine
silk handkerchief to a circus
tent; Lace curtains a specialty.
No. 1724 THIRD AVE.
A. M. & L. J. PARKER,
Telephone No. 1214
Sash Doors Blinds. Siding, Flooring,
and all kinds of wood work for builder,
lchteenth 8t., bet. Third and FoorUilavM.
BLAINE VEIiY SICK.
That New York "Special" Ap
pears to Be Correct.
Jf0 IMMEDIATE DANGER OF DEATH,
Bnt Hie Sand of the Great State sman's
Life Kapirily Kanning Out firief Over
Kerent Itcre.ivf mi'iils Ilnstenin:; the
End CongrcHKional Matters Cenrge
Makes a I.ecoril-Itreaking Speeeli 1'op
tiliHtM Alarmed Over Proposal Changes
in the Int r-State Act Itepubliean Sen
atom Caucus Capital C ity Notes.
Washington-, Dee.10. Inquiry nt Maine's
residence last evening elirits simply the re
sponse through an attendant th.it "Mr.
Blaine's condition is about the same."
From another source it is learned that his
condition is lens favorable than it was yes
terday moraine. Although there is no
danger, apparently, of aa immediate f.n.tl
termination of Lis illness there is iio doubt
tliat Blaine is a very hick man. and liis
present condition excites the jjrave.-t fears.
It is, in fact, so serious tliat there i- sm.I to
be only a possibility of his recovci in; suffi
ciently to admit of his remo al to a niieler
Sands of Lire Ki.i.llv rtunuiimOnt.
A person qualified to sjKtak by reason uf
relationship nii.li the family, say' "i; is
only within the p:st four dayi!,at X .:
Blaine's family have, fully iva'.ir.e 1 t':::t'. tt
sands of his life are rapidly ri:oni;ir ..it.
At no period of his lining hi-,.!ih '.ir
Kime time past has Mr. Blaine .': ile-.l to
appreciate that he was str'n-k ii with
disease that ninst sooner or later tcrn'.in.uo
fatally, but with a sph-ndii: nnii..
characteristic of '.he man. he has c-irv'ully
guarded the sevrr frarn his family ; '.id per
formed his d'ttles ;ulbiie and pi iVir.e. v. i-.
Blaine's disease is of the kidneys Those
organs beine the weakest become -n-(rested
whenever he tal;es cold. Mr. H! line
is at present stifferinsr from a e-iid mtr
tracted while oat driving a few days ai;o.
Flis throat and luncrs are incessantly af
fected. Growing Weaker All the Time.
"That which alarms his family and
friends most is that upon the occurrence tf
every relap'se. snch as the one from w l icit
he is now" suffering, his vit-itl iw'-rs i..w
loss and le-ss recuperative encruy. As a
matter of fact Mi. Blaine- is
weaker and weaker as t he day.- o i y. I 't
is much emaciated as compar.-d uitli his
condition six r -even yerrs ii-o. V'ntil
quite recently Mr. Blaine has mt t!t iu
Clineil to discuss the subject of death.
Now he speaks upou that subject freely,
is preparing for the end and is e,.tm'nn
reconciled to the cmcivion lot of man. A
loving father, the death of three children
within a comparatively hvief period has
sorfly stricken him, and his ri. ; I hast
ened the progress of the malady with
whirh he is afflicted."
leports are Varied nnd Numerous
iitt reports that are current ccticcrii
inBlaiue"s health arc a varied as the
husj of the rainlx w. Au i!l;:s;r i; ion is af
forded by the New York ne.v-:!:; i -. t)ne
of them stated emphatitally that 'r.
Blaine was on his tlo.it hb -xi; that Ms In tits
have 1-een attacked by disoa-e nit 1 ,i:st his
dcrth wis on!r a question ot a shot : tine.-.
Another lend ins Xe-.v York paj-er s.r. t
Wednesday that Biaine was better tntlthat.
he ate the great t r part of a chicken and
drank the broth.
At tZo Klaine .'olenee.
The reports civeti out at the Blaine resi
dence invariably say that Blair.e is recov
ering slowly and t he doctor do not admit
that there is n .:y tmmetliat d inL-er. Jos
eph H. Manley, of Aitrustt. Me., one of
Blaine's intimate friends, who has been
here, returned to Ansusta. This would
seem to indicate that there is no immedi
ate dantfor nppre.ben-.led by the family.
Blaine's frienus who are in a position to
speak concerning his health say with one
accord that the sensational reports sent
out Wednesday night are without founda
tion. LONG TALK IN THE SENATE.
Georpe of Mississippi Oratea for
Days Peffer Smells m Mice.
Washington, Dec 16. George of Mis
sissippi yesterday in the senate closed a
speech on the anti-option bill which has
occupied three days to deliver the speaker
taking np about all the time devoted to the
bilL There is an opinion freely expressed
among the friends of the bill that its ene
mies mean to talk it to death. George's
speech was in favor of the bill. Much of
George's argument yesterday was addressed
(as on the two previous days) to an attack
npon the New York cotton exchange,
where he said falsehood and trickery were
used for the purpose of influencing prices,
and he quoted from the testimony of W.
Kneeland, a prominent member of the
New York produce exchange, before the
senate committee, in which this expression
is used, "They cannot get up a bear lie that
I cannot get np a bull lie to equal it."
The Plaint of the Farmer.
In conclusion George said: "The cotton
raisers of this country, the wheat raisers,
the corn raisers, are entitled to some con
sideration at the hands of the American
senate. They have complained In their
conventions, their public meetings, their
granges and their lodges of the 'future
system. They know that there has been
great depression, a great lowering of prices.
They feel that their business has not only
become unprofitable, but that it is prose
cuted at a loss. Mortgage is on the home
Stead: debt is pressing. They have tried,
again and again, to emancipate themselves
from the shackles of this 'future' system.
They find prices of their product Koimt
lower and lower. They find that dealers i
m futures' in New York and New Orleans
are increasing, year by year, their pur
chases of 'futures' and decreasing their pur
chases of real cotton. They think if the
American people are to be considered as fit
for self-government we ought to conclude
that this measure is a proper one for them,
and that we ought to give it to them."
Fefler Scenta a Kuilway Plot.
Whether the anti-option bill will pass is
an open question. There is doubtless s
very strong party of senators who will
fight it by every means in their power and
In spite of Waahburne's sanguine predic
tions it will not be surprising if it does not
eojneto a vpte. And now while this
grainier' tit is nations m tur o...
conies the proposal of t'ulloiu t j a.uciid
the interstate commerre law. The l'opu
lists have at once taken alarm an.t say
they lie.lie.fe that a deteriniittxl eli'orl, is to
be made to devitalize, that most lieuelicent
piece of legislation, as they regard it. lef
fer was the first to tee the woi i-inKs of the
plan. Yesterday he said that he wished to
call attention to some significant facts in
connection with the pending Cuilum bill
to amend the act. This bill, he said, was
marked "introduced by request;" and he
intimated that it was done at the request
of the railroad jeople.
A Very "Danserno Measure."
It was introduced. Peffer said, Tuesday
md was not printed until Wednesday
morning; yet a meeting of the committee
was held to bear the railroad people al
most before the bill was off the press.
Ijookint: at the bill itself Peffer said it
was f ranted to achieve the very thing that
the interstate act was intended to prevent,
which was pooling Under its terms the
people would surrender the control they
now held over the roads, and the latter
would once more !x authorized to make
and maintain any tate they chose to fix.
Then the amendments to section 10 of the
ct wonld remove the penalty clause, so
that there wouh. he practically no punish
ment for the violation of the very essence
sr the act. Altogether Senator Peffer re
p.trds the bill as a most dangerous meas
nre and announces his purpose to fight it
at all point.
REPUBLICAN SENATORS CAUCUS.
They Think ;rmaii and llik Colleagues
Too Lively in Imagination.
Washinotox, Di-c. ln.-I.iTp bust week a
rommittee of Democratic senators posted
off to Xew York to confer with the nat ional
committee and other leaders regarding the
cases of close legislature out west. Gor
man was one, and as soon as he arrived in
the metropolis he ' gave it out cold" that
the object of the committee was to stop the
Republicans from "stealing"' a few sena
tors in the region of the cowboy and
"rustler." Thi-. unkind talk harrowed np
the feelings of the Republican senators
and yesterday they held a caucus about
the matter, John Sherman presiding, and
indicated that they could say some unkind
Cannot Steal from the Democrat.
About the first thing that was said in the
discussion was that the "steering commit
tee," was looking after somebody else's lost
child, anyhow; there wasn't any Democrat
ic senators inv. '.ved in the matter, because,
there weren't any Democrats to speak of in
the legislature s rt-ferml to. The "steering
comniitU't" had no foundation for the claim
that the Republicans were about to steal
the legislature from them, for the very
good reason that in none of the states men
tioned did the Di inii,;a( l:;.v: -..ft'.ci
votes to elect a senator. Further informa
tion was given regarding the local situa
tion in the various states. It was shown
to the satisfaction of the caucus that the
Democratic "steering committee" had no
ground npon which to stand when it gave
out the authorized interview in New York,
and in corroboration of this some figures
Democrats t nrommnn Scarce.
In Nebraska, it was said by the speakers,
that the Democrats had bnt four members
in the entire legislature and in Kansas
but seventeen. In North Dakota the Re
publicans had a lear majority of nine in
both branches, auu in Wyoming five. In
California ami Montana the vote is close,
with the Populists holding the balance of
power. In rii-. n sirti.- these figures it was
said that the only way the Democrats could
have an interest in the senatorships was by
combining and bargaining and the Repub
licans had a perfect right to block such
combines when they could. A committee
of five was ordered appointed finally to
decide what ar tion the Republican senators
should take in the matter.
There'll Be Onlv as Few of V Left.
Washington, Dec. lo. In the latter
part of Fehttary. President Cleveland
extended civil service reform rnles over the
railway mail and other branches of the gov
ernment. In this way he took in 7,000
places, and this insured their positions to
nearly as ninny Democrats. President
Harrison will not wait so long. He will
make exter sinus early in January. The
president is thinkitiL-of taking in certain
branches of the treasury deart mem, in
cluding the Interns!! revenue off;-s and
the sub-treasuries. He is also thinking of
extending the application of the civil ser
vice completely over the letter carriers. I;
now applies to them only in a limit".! witv.
Cleveland is said to regard these j ....t. , tl
changes with r.j.; i (.val.
In Tnnr Senate and Hm?c.
Washington. Iee !. 'I he senate yes
terday taikeu ot lue -)-. aria:iau c.i--, w,c
anti-option bill, anil iid little is. eM-;-:
adjourn over to Monday by the casting vote
'jf the vice pr.-sidvnt, the matter involvi:::;
the feeling of the stnate us to takitjg a vote
on the anti-option bill.
The house agreed to adjourn for the holi
days next Thursday and stay adjourned
until Jan. 4. Today wonld have been pri
vate bill day, bat Hoi man seenred an ad
journment to tomorrow. Little business
was done. Anthony of Texas introduced a
bill repealing the dependent pension act of
Tho Caanpatig-B AfraMst Cooaterfelten.
Wajbhihotow. Dee. 18, A. 1m Drum
mond, chief of the secret service division,
has made his annual report to the secre
tary of the treasury. It shows that 534
persons were arrested daring the year by
operatives of the service for dealing in coun
terfeit money or other similar violations of
law. Of this number only forty-two were
acquitted, and about 100 are still awaiting
trial. Ue devotes a chapter to the green
goods swindle, which he describes as one
of the most outnumnna ajid annmufit
swindles ever perpetrated on "weak and
The Kew Minister to Switzerland.
Washington, Dec. 16. Ex-Governor Che
ney, of New Hampshire, called on the presi
dent yesterday and formally accepted the
office of m i ii ister to Switzerland. He was com
missioned, took the oath of office and made
ready to start for his post of duty in a few
Confirmed J. W . Melt j II.
Washington, Dec. 16. The senate yester
day confirmed the nomination of James
W. McDill, of Iowa, to be interstate com
merce commissioner, and a large number
of army and navy sad marine corps pro-atimu.
Great State Seared of a Mob.
Nashville, Dec. 16. W. B. Turpln,
convicted in Sumner county of the murder
ef William Carter, was brought here yes
terday for safe keeping. Tut pin was sen
tenced to be hanged once, but was granted
a new trial. Citizens and friends of his
victim swore reveuge and were preparing
to lynch Turpin when he was slipied from
Gallatin and broutcht here.
The Missing Di Letir Tarns Vp.
MlLWAVKKK, Dec ltk Colonel Albert
de Leur. of this city, who mysteriously
disappeared from the Fifth" Avenue hotel
in New York early last week, is at Savan
nah, Ua., suffering from mental aberration,
according to a dispatch received here from
Dr. Montague Boyd. Mrs De Leur left
immediately for bavaouah to care for her
The Weather Ue Maty Kxpeet.
Wabhinotok, Dec. 16. The following are
the weather indications for twenty-four
hoars from 8 p. m. yesterday: For Indiana
and Illinois Local rains in southern portions;
variable winds: rising temiierature. For Mich
igan and Wisconsin -Generally fair weather;
westerly winds; colder in northern Wisconsin
and upper Michigan. Kor Iowa Generally
fair w.-ather; westerly winis; slightly warmer
in southwestern portion.
LIVE STOCK ANDJPRODUCE MARKETS.
t "h irafco.
Chicago, Deo. 26,
Following were the quutatiuua on the board
of trade today: Wheat December, opened
TiH&. closed 714c: January, opened 72c,
closed 72(ic; May, opened TTVse, closed 774c
Corn December, opened 12)40, closed 42$o;
January, opened i'lHje, chwed tttic; May,
opened Cc, close d i"c. Oats December,
opened Sjjc, c'osod 9Ke; January, opened
31 Ho, closed Rll.i'e: May, oter.w 3Tc, closed
350. Pork December, opened tJSJ, closed
$14.80; January, opened $15.77' 4 -sed $10.10;
May, opened alfl.Oi! closed ',i.a. Lard De
cember, opened fJ-'-M. closed
Live Stock I'rices at the Union Stock yards
today ranged as follows: Market rather ac
tice on packing and shipping account and
feeling- strong; prices were about 6 cents
higher Sales ranged at. (4JSH 6.05;
pigs, $o.8r3.3H light. $6.af&a.25 rough pack
ing, $6.0fd.50 mixed, and $6.X3o.66 heavy
packing and shipping lota.
fttlc-Mrtct fairly active and prices
well maintained; Christmas beeves in fair
supply and q.uutahlo at S5.80&8-2S; other
qualities were quotable at $5.00 Q 3.05
chotoe to extra shipping steers, (4.154.85 g od
to choice do, $3.704.10 fair to good, $3.00 .W
common to medium do, $2.9fota.50 batch? re'
steers, $2.002.T5 .stackers, $30)0512.76 TV
steers, $2.7.VSr.t.m range, steers, $-!Ji43.10 tt :d
ers, Sl.iv'u'.Ti con, $1.5(Ki$3.30 bulls, and $-2i
5..".0 veal cRive.
s-heep Mark. i active and prices steady.
QunuuiiiQB ranged at $3.0U5.40 per 100 lbs
westerns, Ui.V($a.S0 natives, $2.50&4.75 Texas,
and 3.75(26.00 lambs.
I'roduce: Butter Fancy creamery. 8e30e
,v: v rtntar, SBase; packing stock, 15
ttuc. tidna-insu stock, zo per Cos.; Ice
house. Tft4Ll9c DmnMl nnnltrv Mrkrtn,
ens, 4&10o per lb; bens, 9c: turkeys, 12J4
!., uucas, wa-uc: geese, b&ile Potatoes
Wisconsin Rose, cag&'ic per bo; Hebrons, 60G
63 per bu; Wisconsin Burbanka. 8S70o per bu;
Michttran Bnrb&.nks. CM&r tier hn- mii lt.
5&a60c. Sweet potatoes Illinois. $3jo4ia,75.
Apples Common and poor stock, Jl-SOtfiSS
per bbl: fair to good. SZMVSAlh; fajicy, $:i.Q0
Cranberries JersevM. to.9U;a7 -50 nerhhi- I'm.
Cod. S5.0Oa7.0O: fancv. t8.uka.ae Wiarvuiain
Bell and bogles, $7o8.0t.
Jfew York. v.
Xw Tokk. Dec 16.
Wheat No. 3 red winter cash, 7t-i&777?io;
December, StiMc; January, 756c; February,
78c; March, 7m,c; May, 814a Corn No. i
mixed cafih. fklUw Fehnmrv . ."'L- ttt kula
Oats-No. 2 mixed cash, 3&Ue: December.
3tLc; May, WPXe. Hye Dull and un
changed. Barley Dull at prices without quota
ble change, fork Dull; old mens. $14.fiu&
14.75; new mess, $15016.00. Lard Juiet;
Live S ock: Cattle-Market firm, but no
trading iu beeves: dressed beef. ntAv mtlv.
aides, TV-Qt'c per Yv. s":.e.-i and Lambs-
Market rirm; sheep, $aioi5.i!S per Juo lbs;
UunllS. 5.2k2iaS.aO. Hora N,.rr,li.ll Hu.lr
Uve hogs. $...70ia6J0 per 100 lbs.
The Lral Market.
Bran -tftc per cwt,
Ehinatuff $1.00 iw-r rwt.
.ray-Tino hy, $810: upland, tSaiO ; stoas
$8;8; baled. $H.0u 12.50.
Bntter Fair to choice, SPc; creamery 30e.
Kgpi Frefb.SSc; pac ed 15c.
Poultry -hirken. 10J12H; turkey ltUe
docks, WHc; geese, 10c.
FBUIT l?t VBGBTABLer.
Apple $S asi 8 perbb!.
onions at.' fie.
Turnips l. 60c
Hard 7 507 75.
tsoft 1 I0&3 SO.
CattSe Butchers pay for eorn fedj steers
SSVtc; cows una neifci, . 2HiiV: calves
Common boards $ic.
Joint ticantlmg and timber, lto 16 feet, $18.
Every aiditional foot in length Vicente.
X A X Shingles $S 75.
Fend re 12 to 16 feet $18
oc bonMs.roneh $18.
J U V
PUREST AND BEST;
AT LESS THAN
THE PRICE OF OTHER BRANDS.
"OLD IN CANS.ONLYi