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ock Island (Daily Argus.
VOL. XLI NO. 52.
ROCK ISLAND. SATURDAY. DECEMBER 17. 1892.-TWELVE PAGES. i ...... v.....
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We must unload our immense stock; Prices must
do the Business; we will sell Overcoats worth
$12.00, 13.50, 15.00. 16.50, and 1800
S9,9, 9i99( S9.99,
Look at Overcoats quoted for much more money and see if ours are not as good.
Child's Overcoats worth $7.00 to $9.00 for $5.00.
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 3.5 o 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, 111,
Santa Claus 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
CLEMANN & salzmann.
1525 and 1527
POCKET KNIVES and SCISSORS took tha highest premium
for quality. If you want a good knife try on.
One need not be told what a nice present an elegant Carving
Set like those I have to show will be. Also tl.oee
Gold Medal Carpet Sweepers.
Every woman that keeps house wants one. Wrought Iror
ttruBh Fire Sets and Irons.
Acorn Stoves and Ranges
the J:vseta mad" in Illinois for our soft coal and every or
guaraMi-pt i heareall ,ood things to buy at Christmas i?
any othf iw Come in and see how much I have to shcvyc
i-a: :h z.-fui a,.fi novW in ho irkpin-.' oo J
;Cor. Third Ave. andTwentieth Stieet, Rock Island, s
124, 123 and 128
Nothing reserved; every
thing goes in Children's
department as advertised.
S. & R.
: Shirt Factory :
Oor Shirts .
Are oar specialty. We make them ourselves,
"atronir.e homo indnxtry,
Our Suits .
ore made to your order, and the? are tailor-mad.
it prices ranging from (IS op.
Our Pants .
Are down in prices and we invite competition, i
Call and make yonr Be! action from over 200 dlflur-,
ent samples at prices from $8 and np. i
Cannot be duplicated, oar workmanship cannot be
excelled, oar goods we warrant, and last, bat noj
least, yonr patronage is solicited.
Call and see as at the
Tri-City Shirt Factory,
1809 Second avenae, over Loosley's crockery store.
Washes everything from a fine
silk handkerchief to a circus
tent; Laoe curtains a specialty.
No. 1724 THIRD AVE.
A. M- & L, J. PARKER,
Telephone No. 1214
Joiin Yolk 6c Co.,
tfannf actorers or
dttsh Doors Blinds, Siding, flooring,
and all kinds of wood work for ball dera.
licaieenUi SL, bet, TMrd and Fonrta avea,
1 . Rock I8ua.sd
D0CT0KS ARE MUM. j
Blaine's Physicians Refuse to
Answer Any Questions.
LATEST NEWS F0M THE SICK E00M
The Invalid Declared by Hi Son To Be
Better Recent Reports and 1'itcts Re
viewed The Question of Religion Mrs.
t.BIine' Statement An Kxplanation of
, the Visit's of Priwt and Cardinal Gov- I
Vrmnent Affairs The Monetary Oues- ARE WAITING ON BRUSSELS.
tion Supreme Court Minority- Opinio .. ... ....
X. ... ' I The linaiicicrs of Congress Held In by
on the Lake I ron t ( axe. I . . ,
j the Monetary Conference.
Washington, Dwi. 17. There were many I WasTiinoton. Dec-- IT. Two committees
disquieting reports last evening re. .ardiug j of the house art- now wrestling with the
All-. Blaine's condition, but James ('. 1 proposed repeal of the Sherman law and
BlniDe, Jr., announced that his father was . watching with a close interest the proceed
better. Mr. IMaiue's physicians refused to j ings of the international monetary con fer
arifcwer questions as to whether Mr. Blaine . ence at Brussels. Those two committees
was better or worse. The fact s'-enis to be t areMesisnatod as the committee on coin
that Mr. Bl.-tine's condition remains ,-di.m! J age, wci.Jits and measures and the potn
the same as for the past week. He is very i tnittee on banking and currency. The
ill find for two or three days has In-en seii- ' functions of these committees are closely
oualy so. That he is hi danger oi inime- j related, and several times in the past it has
mate aeatti neit tier ins physicians nor the
Hit-tubers of the fnmilv will admit, lie has
received no visitors since Monday last, no
on but the doctors and Tiieaitwrs of the
family being permitted to sec him. Iist
hight the lower part of the house was
closed, but up-stairs. where are the pal lor
and, bedrooms, the shut te.rs were open and
a blight light shone through the windows
of all the rooms. There were no carriages
before the door and no indicat ions of any
thing unusual occurring.
Some Comments on lie Case.
WASHINGTON. Dec. 17. All the worry
that lhas been felt over and over .-utaiu at
different times during the last twoor three
years about, the health of Mr. Blaine wns
renewed Thursday by the publication of
the dispatch reporting his illness to !:avc
taken a serious turn and suggesting the
probability that he would not recover from
this last severe attack. While t he report
startled many persons and started every
body talking it created no surprise. The
illness of Mr. Blainp has leen a topic of
daily1 conversation, kept alive by small
paragraphs alternately announcing tLat
he wa worse or liettcr. As fast as tin? re
ports appeared stating that he was really
dl announcement has been made from his
loor that he was not so i'.l as stated, or
that he was tatter or in a fair way to re
sovery and removal to a more tanign cli
mate. Confirmatory Scraps of History.
Now that the statement has been made
that, he is not merely confined to liis
room by n slight inrlispos't ion. ninny sm.-ill
.-ontributory .-l-.-ims of the l.i-ioryof Ids
cjlsc arc lit L:a:ii ami lL-y are h',1 i:i'.et
ssting in coniirmim; the a-ertion that he
is much more iani;e:ous'iv ill tli.m he has
been sirrcchis prosti t-tion on his way from
Washington to Bar Harbor two yarsaijo.
Among t he friends of Mr. I'.l. line t ! ri- i!.v-:
not appear to tie one in Washim;twi who
has been petruitted within a fortniui t to
-ee him, altho'tlrhe h.-:-. Ik-i-u r--po! 'ed us
-Hittins up, as "iioMin i cheei-ful eouver
atiou with friends.'" d.;iin: a lit ,1c work on
theborik le ha- beuu. ami an-werniu let
ters that h ;ve Ihv. ii neglected.
Sudfie:i lllitiiitnatioii at Nitit.
.An lii'lieciion of tut- si.re of
acss kept up at Mr. I'iainc's mansion was
i;iven eariy yestenlny morniiiLT. At a
Vclock there were only two lights in the
Blaine mansion, one in the lia -k room on
the thirl fi nr. the oi' rr in fh" rear of the
house. whi li is is' -nim-.! ty the servants.
At .2:30 tne gas was briulu on the who.e
ihird floor and the shadows ,i the inmates
moving around the rooms could lie seen.
At 4 o'clock the liht.s were stil! 'rirriiny;
ind the activity of the inmates continued.
Troth Wonld Save a Beap of Trouble.
If the street reports about the causes of
Mr. Blaine's last prostration are all true he
Is a man most UDfortnnate and to be sym-
According to several re-
ports he is again suffering trom Bright 's
Sisease. He haa a pulmonary difficulty
nuKgesting pneumonia and he has a painful
mahuly from which it is almost certain
Umt he cannot permanently recover. It is
admitted thai he is confined to his bed. It
Is known that he is In charge of two trained
nurses uiiu uue of the two is always at his
AS TO THE MATTER OF FAITH.
J.G.Blaine, Jr., Mullen a Statement for
Hiii Mother Father Iucey.
The following enrd was issued from Mr.
Blaine's residence at 10 o'clock last night:
"Mrs. Blaine, in reply to the many let
ters of anxious inquiry sent heron thissub
ect, asks me to state that there is not the
(lightest truth in the report that Mr.
Blaine has entered the Roman Catholic
church, and that nothing could be further
from his thought or intention. It should
ne neeaiesa to state mat e atner uucey bas agreement, so long is the state of Illinois,
never been ut the house." This is signed to his judgment, inhibited by the coustitu
by James G. Blaine, Jr. j tion of the United States from any
And yet there are a half dozen reports act impairing the obligation of its
positively stating that Father Ducey has contract. The able and interesting
been seen going into and coming from the statement in the opinion of the majority
Blaine mansion. It is said that Cardinal of the court (Justice Shiras savsl a t t ho
Gibbons has also visited the family, and it
rill be noticed that this is not denied.
An Kxplanation from Baltimore,
It looks justalittle as though itwasnoout
lidor's businessf "his reverence" the pdest.
In "his eminence" the cardinal did visit the
Blaine family, but the question where
the line shall be drawn between what naal- the doctrine of the inviolability of
Is public property and what private right PM'c rights when and if the riilroadcom
to such matters has not been settled. The P8-" disregards them. The obvious con
public is interested in this matter and here clu8ion trom the foregoing view of the
is an explanation from Baltimore that case he J'i 18 tnat c- ot 1873, "as
looks plausible, at least. A well informed t arbitrary act of revocation not passed
Roman Catholic of that city says that the to the exercise of any reserved power, is
assistance of "the two churchman is being Toid." J ustices Gray aud Brown concur In
invoked to secure a reconciliation between thl8 mmorit' opinion. ,
James G. Blaine, Jr. and his divorced wife. : Makll,K Waron . u.ir(? J
It will be rvmeinbersd that Father Ducey nnl..,. ru. c, ,
played a conspicuous purt in this unhappy CnlCAt-- warranto were
matrimonial alliance. He married the BWOrn out I -1? tor the arrest of the
couple and the ex-secretary has held him officers, judges, starter and makers of the
responsible for the trouble resulting. foreign lxniks at the Hawthorne racetrack.
KeeoncUlatloa of the Young Couple. I Tue complaint is made by prominent citi
"A few months ago the statesman wrote ' Een" ot c,ak Park, in which suburb the
long letter scoring Father Ducey for his tpack is located, but the names of the com
part in the marriage and uivided the blame Pjatoants do not appear in the warrants,
between tie prieet aud the bride. The un- i offense stated is that of keeping a
"' ' " ------4 common gaming, house. .
" nu.nn nv ll uh: UinilllllUUIOl
drama which saw the legal separation of
his son brought hini increased pain.
Father Ducey has lieen the clerical ad
viser of Mrs. James G. Blaine, Jr.. who is
a Catholic. Father Ducey was opposed to
the divorce proceedings and .Mrs. Blaine,'
Jr., was not entirely iu sympathy with the
idea of violating a rule of her church. The
senior Blaine, I have reason to believe,
would prefer before he dies, to see hia only
on reconciled to his wife, and for that
reason he asked the intercession of Csr-
dina.1 f;;hhman,l PutVior Il.
(happened thru each was dealing at the
s:ime time with the same subject in a some
what different form, island's coinage com
mittee has before it now the Williams bill,
proposing a repeal of the Sherman law, and
the banking committee, of which Bacon of
New York is chairman, has had referred to
It the till introduced a lew days ago by
Andrew of Massachusetts, entitled "a bill
to increase the circulation of national
banks and for other pnrioses."
Not Hopeful of Any Ieris:on.
One of these other purposes is embodied
in section 4, which repeals the Sherman sil
ver purchase act. It thus happens that un
der the rules of the house each etimmittee
can dcal with the subject. The first meet
ing of the hanking committee was held
yesterday morning. There was a bare quo
rum present and no a..tion was taken save
to call up for consideration the Andrews'
bill. There was an informal discussion of
the silver question, but the uncertainty of
the outcome of the international mone
tary conference hnng like a pall over the
discussion and prevented that freedom of
suggestion that might have occurred had
it been known absolutely what conclu
sions would be put forth at the Brussels
conference. After yesterday's meeting of
the banking committee Chairman Bacon,
when asked about the conference.' drily
6aid: "It is a very respectable body of
gentlemen who will hold a number of
meetings do great deal of talking and
adjourn. I don't thine thev will do
Bacon's View of the Situation.
Bacon, speaking of the present, financial
situation and the constant outgo of gold
to Kurope. said: "We are sending our
(ireaustutts over to i.urop and it is paying
, us for them in our securities to a large ex
I tent, and we are paying in gold the bah
j auceof trade made against us by imports
i and the return o securities. There is no
doubt that the foreigners are al.-irmod and
afraid that the Americans will do some
thing to hurt them financially. The old
j New York Central bonds, paying, a high
rate of inierest. w.'.ieh Euro;- used to hold
md which we never saw, are now coining
!ak and are ou the otarket once more.
There seems to In-no reason for the alarm,
for of course ! 'resilient Harrison would nor
sign a free silver oil! if congress were to
. pass one."
j I licie Sam l o.es jt 1 (i.OOO.OOO.
j "About the present Sherman silver act.
v"" "ere a business man you would not
lose jlfi.oon.umi :1;id then keep on in the
6anie when you saw what you had accumu
lated steadily going down. The treasury
has paid out $lfi,0n0,000 more than the
silver it now holds i worth, and the price
is still going down wants. If yon had
stocked up with a lot of stuff that you had
lost a good deal on. and were still losing
on, you would not keep at it, would you?"
DISSENTING LAKE FRONT VIEW.
Three Supreme Court .toI Who Iisa
gree with Four Others.
Washington. Dec. 17. The dissenting
opinion of Justice Shiras in the Chica m
lake front, case was vesterdav laid liefnre
his associates of the supreme court in per
fected form. Mr. Shiras holds that the
ownership of a state in the lauds underly
ing its navinalW waters is .-is complete mi
its power to make t uem too s.ibjei-r of con
veyance and grant is as full as its owner
ship and power- !! t!ie case i.f ,.t'. ; ..,;:
lands of the state. The act of the legisla
ture of the slate of Illinois convc.t iti ; f..
the Illini W rV-'tr.:' r;il!rnn 1 .-er! :i i r. uh.
to these submerged lands he hold ni e
lish a valid i oinra'-t with t in-.- n
only; that the company shall not have ti!
power to sell or alienate suci. binds ,io.
maintain obstruction to Ch;1..o hai-U-i-nor
to impair navigat ion.
A Simple Matter oi oi.Uuel.
Should the railroiid company disregard
any of these restraints the slate had the
power by judicial proceeding to enjoin it
or could treat it as a legal ground for
forfeiting the grant. But so long as the
railroad company fulfilled its part of the
rights of the public to the navigable waters
and of the limitations of the powers of the
slate to part with its control over them is
not dissented from. But its pertinency in
tha present discussion ic not clearly Been.
The Act of 1?3 Told.
It will be time enough, bethinks, to
The Ma lone Boot and Shoe company, of
Birmingham, Ala., has asuiiriied. The lia
bilities are $18,001, Assets not known.
Associate J usl ice Ijauiar. of the United
States supreme court, is seriously ill with
Blight's disease. His friends are alarmed
over his condition and fears are expressed
that he may not recover.
Isaac H. Goodnight, congressman from"
the Third Kentucky district, is violently
ill at his home in Franklin, Ky., and there
is serious apprehension as to his recovery.
Dr. Herman Weber and wife, of Bead
ing, Pa., have been arrested, charged with
burglarizing a jewelry store at Beaver
Creek of 15,tK v.-oHh of jewelry. When
arrested $5i wort h of the stolen goods
were found in Welter's possession and the
rest was secured in Philadelphia.
The official vote of .South Carolina in the
recent election for president is: Cleveland,
4,098; Harrison, 13.384; Weaver, 2,410; Bid
News comes from Salvador of a plot to
murder President Kzet-a formed by Salva
dor exiles iu Guatemala. The would-be
assassin has been captured and has made a
Mrs. William Jackson, living near
Springfield, O., pulled a needle out of her
left shoulder, which had been sore for
years. Mrs. Jackson, who is now CO years
of age, swallowed the. needle when 17 years
The official count of Idaho has been com
pleted by the secretary of state, as follows:
Weaver. W,4 V): Harrison, 8.799. McCon
nell, R., for governor, has 1,41)9 plurality.
"Adonis" Dixey held the stage at Cincin
nati while the manager released his clothes
from the clutches of a constable, who had
seized him to satisfy a board bill contracted
in Baltimore. .
The National bank of Newton, Eas., has
The Florida Tobacco-growers associa
tion has lieen organized at Jacksonville,
Obituary: At St. Louis, Charles Bal
nier, the musician aud composer, aged 75,
At Des Moines. John Morris, deputy oil
inspector of Iowa. At Boston, United
States Commissioner Henry L Hal let.
At Watseka, Ills., Lawyer "Isaac W. Hol
land. Twenty-five New York Central cars
loaded with coal were smashed into kind
itag w ood by spreading rails near Herkimer,
Cramp & Sons have been awarded the
contracts fur building the seagoing bat
tleship No. 1 and the armored cruiser No.
3. Their bids were- No.?, , 010,000 on
department plans and $3,110,000 on their
own plans of one class and $3,870,000 for
their own plans for another class; No. 8,
C-.'-'.OOO according to department pltns,
3,080,000 according to one plan of buitier
and $2,880,000 according to the modified
Governor Feck's plurality over his Re
publican opponent iu W!.-eo:is'n s 7,rg.
ix Democratic and four Republican con
gressmen were elected. .,
WHERE IS JAY GOULD?
If In Heaven One Minister Seen:
a Mistake Huh Keen Matte.
Washington, Dec. 17. Frank llatton
does not like the way Uev. W. Ii. Goodwin,
of Chicago, spoke in his sermon last Suu
day .-ilnmt Jay Gould, He quotes in the
Washington Post the following paragraph
from the sermon:
"if Jay Gould is iu heaven I don't be
lieve he is, but he may lie, for the ways of
God are strange if Jay Gould is in heaven
he innsi lie lonely, for there is none there
to welcome him; not one whose last hours
Were made brighter by his generosity or
Say a ,od Word for the Condemned.
Hatton then comments thus: "Iu other
wordsf if Jay Gould is in heaven Dr. Good
win will be somewhat disappointed in God.
The clergymen who indulge in this flip
pant sort of rubbish must not only have a
strange misconception of their ministerial
duty, bnt, to this case, unpardonable ig
norance of the life and character of the
man whom they take so much pleasure in
assigning to everlasting perdition; of a
man whose private life was without re
proach, whose charities wpt-p numerous,
if nut pretentious, and whose daily walk
nd conversation were a constant and con
spicuous illust ration of all the domestic
Mo Law for Wife Renters
LotliVILLK, O., Dec. 17. Chris Miller
has been in the habit of beating hia wife
and was warned by whitecaps to quit, but
he paid no attention to it. Monday night
a mob of masked men called him to the
door of his house, seized and bnnnd and
whipped him uulii he full iroiu exhaustion.
Slashed the Formication Kill.
Washington, Dec 17. The house com
mittee on appropriations has vigorously
slashed the fo: tilications appropriation bill,
and as it will be reported to the house the
bill carries at. approbat ion of about 35
perceutlcab than the total tor i lie current
year, which aggregated only v.'. it, ,i7u.
PUREST AHD IJESt
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