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VOL. XLI KO. 53.
ROCK ISLAND. MONDAY DECEMBER 19, 1892.
Single Copies S Gent
Per Week lSf Cento
We must unload our immense stock; Prices must
do the Business; we will sell Overcoats worth
$12.00, 1350; 15.00. 16,50, and 1800
Look at Overcoats quoted for much more money and see if ours are not as good.
Child's Overcoats worth $7.00 to $0.00 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 3,5o 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. Undetwear 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
In:o 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 jand make
your selection at
1525 and 1527
DOCKET KNIVES and SCISSOR3 took the higheBt preminn
for quality. If you want a good knife try one.
One need not be told what a nice present an elegant Carvin.
Set like those I hare to show w.:li be. Also thos j
Gold Medal Carpet Sweepers.
Every woman that keeps house wants one. Wrought Iroi
feaieh Fire Sets and Irons.
Acorn Stoves and Ranges
we the leadeis made in Illinois for our Boft coal and every .on.
guarante-ed. These are all Jood things to buy at Christmas oj
ny othei time. Come in and see how much I tave to she yor
-iat is useful and novel in ho I'jekeepmg oor.
JOHN T. NOFTSiLER,
Cor. Third Ave. andTwentieth Street, Rock Island.
124, 123 aal 128
Nothing reserved; every
thing goes in Children's
department as advertised.
S. & R.
: Shirt Factory:
&.re oar specialty. We make them onrgclves.
fatronuse home industry.
Our Suits .
ire made to yonr order, and they re tailor-md.
prices ranging from $1 up.
Our Pants .
Are down in prices and we invite' competition
j Call and make your selection from over 2no;dlff r-
nt samp.es at prices from S3 ana tip.
Our Prices .
Cannot be duplicated, our workmaushlp;cannot be
excelled, onr goo ls we warrant, and last, bnt not 1
Call und tec ns at the
Tri-City Shirt Factory,
119 second avenue, over Looaley's 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. 121 4
JolirVolk & Co.,
Sash Doors Blinds, Siding, Flooring,
and all Hndi of wood work forjbnllder.
Blahteentb St., bet. Third and FotuthJaTea,
BLAINE IS DYING.
The Solemn News That Comes
5KEAT CAREER WEARING ITS CLOSE
A. Sudden Sinking Spell Nearly Ends '
the Chapter of
Chapter of His Life and !
Leaves Him Exhausted.
Hid Family All Collected n the Mansion
Waiting Hue!ess:.v for What Mar Be
In the Near Future A General Break
ing TTp or the System Caused by Bright
HUense Ixtng StrncKle with the Orim
Terror That Knded In a Victory for I.tre
,That Looks l.tke Only a Respite Talk
with the rhysirians.
Washington, Dec. W. At 8 o'clock this
morning there was no change in the ap
pearance of the Blaine residence. The ex
ncretary was resting quietly, and thp fam
ily had apparently retired for the night.
Wasiuxoton, Dee. ?!. rr. Johns-ton
and Hyatt, ceiled at the Blaine mansion at
11 o'clock last nivlit and found Mr. Blaine 1 d
doing so well that they told the f.imilv
that they had no apprehension of dissolu- ,
tlon taking place w ithin the nest twenty
fonr hours. After- they left the mansion the '
family retired for the night. Before they
left they gave out the following bulletin:
'Ir. Blaine seems to have rallied entirely
from his weakm-ss i;f this morning and ap- '
pears to be sis wi II as be has 1 n at any
tin.e within the past week. While it is not .
possible to say what changes may take '
in in.- i .m 'li, 1(- 1 oi lit-: rsitu LU ue
iti no immediate danger.
shrouded in darkness,
of the sick chamlx'r. w
i:th the exception j
ere a dim light was ,
. oreaking is described as something pa
THE ICY Br.EATH OF DEATH. theticai.d marvelous. Whatever may havo
It Almost I rcez-s Out the Sieirk of l ife t
in the Tatieiit. I
Wlnrvmyiv t.. T M ...1 .. .-
Llie life of James t;. ISlaine hunt tremb'.ii, -
In the Iwlance. l"ur ii! re than an hour in I
' I hs forenoon hope was abandoned and the
and was mamentarily expected by jihysj.
sians, family and friends. AH simulation
i . . ..... ...
was inrown asu.e in tne apr-rf-ntlv immi
nent precrnre of death, and the suppressed
facts of lis illness the lonu denied. bi:t
now admitted Rtilit's disease, the oc. a
ionar intervals of delirium, the Ions; hour
when he has lain ineariabV of speeeli i.r
motion (as it is r-auX was ti e case when
i;.iramai iiii i'i.ns pini lu:u his reeenr I
. .. . . ... . i
trs nriiy C! : net- oist re-sii: te.-itur. i
his illness, j-ill i t u-i-l'-t: t ;1 to tl.e o!ic ovi i
po-.ver'r.g nranie ; n.uMe. TJri.uht's C
fase," acci'itv.-.ied as this lias been of l.-.r
ly a cold eontraeted while impvmlei : !r
venturing out driving two weeks ajio. j.n.l J
by malarial fever, and confronted by e. r.- I
t.rtution lrnpa.rtst ty tiearty twfi yeais
rantinotis sickness a!', these facts arc now
i Looked I.il.e lie Was I in.
i.The physicians assert t hat there have not
been any he morrha :-'es. ;is bas been as
serted, but this is almost the only alafmiii!;
symptom which is now denied. The first
crisis was readied between 10 and 11
o'chn k yesterday nioi-niiip. w hen a sinkin" I
spell set in trom whidi the worst was
feared. His family was called round the
bedside and his physicians sent messenger
after messenger to the nearest drug store
with prescriptions refjiiirins hasty atten
tion. Tbe distinguished patient lav un
conscious and to all appearances dying, j
nntil shortly lefore 1 o'clock p. m. when :
a slight rally set in. Tlis pulse, which and
almost ceased to beat, became again per- ',
ceptible, and partial consciousness was
restored. At 2 o'clock his physicians, !
"rs. W. W. Johnston and Hyatt, con- 1
ddered him so much improved as to render '
their constant presence at the liedside tin
neccesary, w hile there had been no marked
! Improvement and no change in his condi
tion upon which hopes of ultimate re
covery could be based, but the immediate
I crisis had passed.
Could Not Stand a Recurrence.
At 2:30 yesterday afternoon a Vnited
Press reporter saw James G. Elaine, Jr., at
the family residence. He said that his
father's attack in the morning was very
bad, and created the gravest apprehension.
His condition became so weak that it was
feared that In view of his enfeebled condi
tion a recurrence must involve the gravest
consequence. Mrs. Hale, wife of Senator
Eugene Hale, of Maine, otvof Mr. Blaine's
closest friends, was at the iiouse for several i
hours dnrlnn the day. and made a second
call late in the afternoon. About fr o'clock
he left, and soon after Senator Hale called.
Mr. Hale's statement as he left the bouse
ma to Mr. Slaine's condition was that Mr.
Blaine seemed a little more comfortable
than he bad been earlier in the day, but
that his condition appeared to be critical.
General Physical Breaking; Up.
"It maj be," he said, "that be will re
cover, but those who have an interest in him
have reason to be alarmed. In fact, bis
condition is alarming. It is difficult to
name the trouble. It is a general physical
breaking up. When he takes a cold it
brings on a consuming fever, and be is not
In a condition to stand .it. Besides, there
are the ordinary complications. His mind
Is perfectly clear." '-'The house was lighted
np early and all the lower abutters closed.
Drs. Hyatt and W. W. Johnston, who
were to meet at the house for a consulta
tion between 7 and 8 were sent for just be
fore 5 o'clock, and the fact gave rise to a
rumor that the patient was suffering from
another attack of exhaustion. This, how
ever, proved to be an error.
THE IMPROVEMENT VERY SLIGHT.
sV Statement From Young Blaine Tnat
Telia The Story of Danger.
While the improvement in Mr. Blaine's
condition is but slight and not sufficient
to afford any great amount of enpourage-
Iiielit to Ms laniny ana mentis me teuiuon
lias seemed to modify the feeling of
apprehension for the immediate future.
A little after 6 o'clixk both doctors left.
Dr. Hyatt said that Mr. ISIaine's condition
showed a slight improvement over the
morning. Dr. Hyatt said he thought there
j I. i ... 1 1 I.. I. i.
through the night A little a:tr 6:ao
o'clock James G. Blaine, Jr.. came out and
Ul to t,,e n'fr- , 7 that
father is considerably better than he vss
this morning. He was dangerously ill
. durinir the forenoon. I)uritn the after-
1 noon, however, he seemed to have rallied
! somewhat. The physicians have been here
this evening and we now think that he will
live through the night an" we hope for the
best. Still it must le said that he i very
' The Sudden Sinking Spell.
These were the strongest statements that
had yet been made by the family or the
physicians as to the condition of the ex-sec
retary. From an intimate friend of the
family it is learned that it was only when
Mr. Blaine was suddenly se.zed with the
sinking spell yesterday morning which
: threatened for some minutes to terminate
' in death that his family fully realized how
near he was to the grave. For a few sec
onds he seemed to be in extremis, and the
watchers bent anxiously over him. The
. emaciated face of the dying statesman was
wliite as marble and his features sadly
iwn. At times he scarcely seemed to
breat lie, and at othtrs gasped for breath.
Tiie physicians who had been hastily sum
moned were in the meantime not idle. They
plied him with stimulative cordials, the
trained nurses chafed his extremities, a .d
it Wiis only after working over the patient
for tip wanls of thirty minutes and the a
plication of every art know to the medical
profession that Mr. Blaine slowly revived.
Left Him Too Weak to Whisper.
But the battle with death left htm ex
tremely weak, weaker than at any time
when su'.l'oring a revise. He was too
weak even to whisker, And lay with no sign
of recognition ill his half-closed eyes. The
j family gathered around the bedside wci
all in tears except Mrs, Bhino. She maiii-
! taincd OlltWflrd fnni'W-ivlllv Itimliclinnt tlio
trying seene.and calmly gave such direct ions
to the attendants as wtnp necessary. Her
will power when in fact her heart was
ueen .Airs, liiaine s ruspicions or knowledge
of her husband" condition through all the
intervening months of his illness she h;.s
piven no Old ward sign that would indie, e
j that she did not believe in his future recov
ery, it has tx-cn her cheerfulness under
most distressing circumstances that has
soothed her husband's de-ondency.
Visit from President Harrison.
President Han ison, accompuaied by his
private secrrtary Jfr. Elijah ITalfonl,
walked over from the White House to the
exsocrctary's residence last evening to per
sonally inquire as to his condition and ex
pressed relief and gratification at being in
formed that there had lieen some abate
ment of the more alarming symptoms.
The excitement throughout the city was
intense as the news of Mr. Blaine's condi
tion spread, and Sunday tho'ifrh it was tbe
newspa;ei-s isnei extras which found a
, r.tpid sale." "
1 Mrs. Damroscti uml fnil HumiltAii.
Shortly after 11 o'clock p. m. a closed
carriasre wes driven ranidlv to the front
j part, of tin' Tlhtiue mansion from which
! alitrhted Mi.ss Hattie 151ai:ie, Mrs. Dam-
rosth. Miss Abighil Dodge (dail Hamilton)
and Mr. Damro-h. The ladies were close
ly veihil and ran throueh the crowd of
corresondents and others gathered in
front of the house into the mansion, fol
lowed by Mr. James (i. Blaine, Jr., who
had just returned fro;n a few minutes'
Suffering from General Weakness.
At fe:?n o'clock last night a reporter for
the I'nited Press had an interview with
Mr. Blaine's attending physicians. Drs. W.
W .Inbnsrtn anil T'r.-ml. Hvult SniMtinir
for them both Hp. .Ilins.. !,! ,
Blaine is distinctly better tonight than he
was last night, and much better than he
was this morniug."
"What, was the nature of the attack to
'It was failure of his heart to perforin its
functions sat sf.ietorily."
"His trouble is not in his heart?"' was
No. it is not. But in the g neral weak
ness from which Mr. Blaine is suffering a.l
the organs are a'Tecteil. and the her!-'
makes manife-t the weakne-s i. ;i,.
system. Mr. Blaine's condition hns '. ,
such that when take- c-vil. as hi .-; '
days or two weeks ago, fever full. I.
1 deterioration of the s, .
Takes an Optimistic ie.
Tor some 'lays prior to and inen -'yesterday,
how ver. h was r. eo : ... :
from the dletls i.t tin- cotd i . . :
. l.:st night he - ' :; ''-e'y fr.-e f
his plilM' Ih'.-M".. !-tlo!-l alH I !s c; ; .,
tion quite gn.:i!vii:-. Ti;i ..vu -. lion
ever, !.e had an liituiii; J.i. !: :-; ;... .
liecnmc Tiir-rc iudistiiiei at,; it ;v;i ! .'f.
he v. as inori' languid ami less ol -i i vai '.
However, lie railiet.1 from that condition,
those symptoms disappeared, he has taken
nourishment during the afternoon, and tir
: night, as I said, he is better and brighter.
j His pnlse U stronger and tbe reaction quite
You apprehend no danger of immediate
n tne other band, if he maintains
I UM presentjibility to take nourishment and
regains sumcient strength to orercome or
: obviate future attacks like that of today
there is nothing in bis disease that should
sany mm on.
AMBITION AN IGNIS FAT U US.
Clay and Blaine, Two Remarkable Men
Who railed In Their AiplraMons.
Of late Mr. Blaine's physical condition has
been such that he has at times given way
to despondency. While manifesting no
tear of death Mr. Blaine has often
said he did not want to die. "In fact," says
an intimate "friend of the family, Mr.
Blaine has fought death with sublime
heroism. The world knows how ambitious
he was and also knows how much he ac
eompllshed in the pursuit of his ambition,
and yet he dies a disappointed, and I was
about to say, a heart broken man. But
that would perhaps be putting in too
strong. I once heard him say that after all
ambition was an ignis fatuus and that
all the world was hollow outside of one's
family. Theu be would quote these lines
1 T i-;o:
uy vt, Mr. n n i tit :
What ia ambition?
Tie s glorious cheat The augels of lurht
Walk not so dazzlingly the sapphire wall
Both Men Wtn Magnetic.
"J4r. Blaine JhasUred about jears, bnt
wnen you appreciate wnm tie- nan jntaeet
through he has lived farleyond three score
and ten. He has lieen compared in his pub
lic life with Mr. (..'lay. There is a close re
semblance between Mr. ISlaine and that
great tribune of the people. Clay was mag
netic, so is Blaine: each was powerful be
fore before the jieoph; and possessed a genial
fellowship that bound men to them with
hooks of steel. Both had au ambition to
be president, and failed. I am inclined to
believe, however, that Mr. Blaine's public
career will stand higher in the esteem of
future generations than that of Mr. Clay.:
Both were remarkable men, and have left
their lasting impress upon the times in.
which they lived.
The Historic Old Mansion.
All yesterday representatives of the press
patrolled Madison I'lace and carefully
watched the old red mansion which has
become celebrated for its historic associa
tions and the fatality with with which
misfortune has followed its occupants.
From the Sickles-Keys tragedy, which oc
curred more than a third of a century ago,
followed by the attempted assassination of
Secretary Seward during the last year of
the civil war, down to the present time
the pall of ill-fate has hung over the man
sion. During the less than four yeare oc
cupancy of this house by the Blaine family
his daughter, t he wife of Colonel Coppin
ger, Walker ISlaine and Emmons Blaine,
the secretary's promising sons, have died.
All of theC'ooley family the mother.tw
daughters and a son except the old man,
who proved that he was not living with his
family, have been convicted of receiving
stolen goods at Uniontown, Pa.
The Christmas society of New York city
will entertjiin '.20,000 children at Christmas
dinner with live tons of candy, 40,000 cakes,
40.000 apples ami many present.
The recount in the FV . Michigan con
gressional district gives Uichardson, Dem.,
Franz Iieddie, of St. Louis, was shot and
came within one-sixteenth of an inch of be
ing killed. That was how close the bullet
came to his heart. A wad of his clothes
retarded the bullet.
Rev. Talmnge's Taliernacle at Brooklyn
is in the hands of t he sheriff at the instance
of a painter, who has a judgment of tlj
104.8." against it.
Queen Victoria will lend to the World's
fair Leonardo !i Vinci's original drawing
of the first map of America, which is now
in the castle at Windsor.
R se Donohue, who was taken sick when
9 years old and never left the bed for thirty
eight years, is dead at Pawtucket. K. I.
Her disease was paralysis and she waa
dwarfed to three feet in height.
A more of mountaineers went into Hot
Springs, X. C. and were spoilingfor a fight.
They were accommodated by the citi
zens and one farmer was killed. They now
threaten bloody vegeance.
Edward Farrell, of Milwaukee, aired 3S
years, while walking along in the freight
yards at Clifton, Ont., was struck by an
outbound train and literally ground to
A 10-year-old boy named Thomas Hodges,
fell tbrouith an air hole while sk. .; ing on
Portage like, Mich. His holy was re
covered, but all efforts to resusciate him
Cornelia, daughter ofBradley Martin, a
wealthy New Yorker, is engaged to the
Earl of Craven, the fourth of his name.
The Craven's live in Yorkshire.
The city of Paris is "all tore up" over the
discovery that there was a great deal of
jobliery m the Panama canal business.
loung Do Lesscps and others have been ar
rested, and the man who does the cabling
seems to apprehend that the boodlery will
rend the republic.
Edward P. Chamberlain, well known in
Wall street, the trustee of the estate of the
late John M . George, is reported to have
absconded with a large part of the funds of
the estate. How much nobody knows as
yet. The estate has been said to be worth
Ida Warren was sent to the Illinois peni
tentiary for fourteen years for destroying
her illegitimate child. She was not very
bright, and did the deed under persuasion
of her betrayer. Governor Fifer has com
muted her sentence to five years, and she
will get out in 1K5. She is from .Moultrie
Fire at Brooklyn burned the Arnott
ware hoi. e at the 1 w entv-sixth street Dler.
with a lare amount of cotton. Nine fire
men had to jump into the water to escape
a falling wall. Fircmau Lailerty was bad
ly hurt. The loss was about i50,000.
The corpse of William Ellis, of Battery
A, First Pennsylvania artillery, who was
killed at Autietam, was dug up the othei
day and iuuuu io be cLrioe i.
morning rir si.tiim.
Kansas City. Dec. 19. The first of the
series of live match shoots In t ween J. A.
R. Elliott, the Kansas City champion, and
E. D. Fulford, the eastern crack, for fJJC
a side on each shoot and the same on the
odd contest, was brought otf at Exposition
park Sat unlay. The victory was won by
Kulford, who grassed Mi birds to tw for El
ott. IT 15 THE PEOPLE-
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