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Rocki Island Daily Argus.
VOL. XLI NO. 60.
KOCK 'ISLAND TUESDAY DECEMBER 27. 1892. i -Bi.oop,.oT"
1 Per Week ISM Onk
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 18.00
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
CLEM ANN & SALIMANN.
Great Bargains in
1625 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 preseat an elegant Carving
Bet like those I have to show will be. Also those
Gold Medal Carpet Sweepers.
Every woman that keeps house want s one. Wrought Irot
finish Fire Sets and Irons.
Acorn Stoves and Ranges
are the leaders made in Illinois foT our so ft coal and every one
guaranteed. These are all good things for the Holidays oi
any other time. . Come in and see how much I have to shcivyov
that is useful and novel in hoiaekeepiug gacVs,
JOHN T. NOFTS&ER, .
Cor.' Third Ave. and Twentieth Street, Rock Island.
SAX & RICE, Proprietors, Rock Island, HI,
124, 126 and 128
Nothing reserved; every
thing goes in Children's
department as advertised.
S. & R.
: Shirt Factory :
Our Shirts .
are our specialty. We make them ourselves.
Patronize home industry.
Our Suits .
are made to your order, and they are tailor-made
at price ranging from $18 op.
Our Pants .
are down in prices and we In vita competition.
Call and make your selection from over 900 differ
ent samples at prices from (8 and op. -
Our Prices .
Cannot be duplicated, oar workmanshtpteannot be
excelled, onr goods we warrant, and last, bot not
least, yonr patronage is solicited.
Call and see as at the
Tri-City Shirt Factory,
1609 Second avenne, over Loot ley'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. 1214
JohinVolk: 6c Co.,
Sash Doors ( Blinds, Biding, Flooring,
and aU kinds of wood work for builders.
lUhtoento SU, bet. Third and FonrtbJaTet ,
INCITED BY SATAN.
THE CA&FAGE ENDED WITH SUICIDE
Wife, Daughter and Himself Dead and
Mother-ln-Law Terribly Wounded The
Deed Done on Chrjutmas A Negro at
Chicago, While Kneeling at a Church
Meeting:, Confesses a Foul Murder In
France The Mafia at New Orleans
Barns Farkerson's House Selected Sln
- "Worcester, Mass., Dec. 5:7. A horrible
murder and suicide was discovered at noon
yesterday in the upper flat of a tenement
building at 31 Taintor street Henry C.
Varnum and his little adopted daughter
Florence1 were found dead, his wife was
Dearly dead when discovered and died on
the way to the hospital, and Mrs. Wright,
the mother of Mrs. Varuum, now lies at
the hospital in a critical condition, unable
yet to talk or indicate in any way the
story of the awful event. Henry C. Var
num came to this city from Haron, Vfc,
in September and sought employment as a
machinist, which he found in the shop of
L. L. Pollard. . He then hired the tene
ment on Taintor street and sent for his
family, which consisted of his wife, an
adopted daughter, Florence, and his wife's
mother, Mrs. Wright.
Discovered by a Preacher.
Mrs. Varnum was a regular attendant at
the Congregational church, but was not
present Sunday, although she was a mem
ber of the choir. Mr. Phillips, the pastor,
thinking her ill, called at the house yes
terday, and could get no answer when he
rang the bell. He then went up to the
rooms, and found no one in the front
rooms. Proceeding to the kitchen in
course of his search he cast a look
around and saw no one. He then opened
the door of a bed-room leading oil from the
bed room and saw an terribie sight.
Scene of the Tragedy. .
One look was enough. He immediately
reported to the police and they were soon
on the spot. This was the scene presented:
Lying on the bed covered with blood were
Mr. Varnum and his wife. The man was
quite dead, but the woman was breathing
heavily. In a cot in the corner of the room
lay the child, turned over on her face, also
dead. Mrs. Wright, the mother, was dis
covered in an adjoining room. She was
conscious but not vble to speak, though
she understood what was said to her and
made several ineffectual attempts to ar
ticulate. Varnum had done his work with
an iron door hanger and then stabbed him
self. Cause unknown.
CONFESSED AT CHURCH.
A Negro'a Conscience Awakened by Ilia
ChicXAo, Dec i.7. James Williams hor
rified the congregation of the colored Free
Methodist chapel at 51'3 West Lake street
Sunday night by publicly confessing him
self a murderer. Williams is a colored
man S3 years old and was recently con
verted. When called upon to pray last
night be shouted: "Oh, Lord, I want to
climb the golden stair, but I never can
with this terrible sin on my soul. I am
guilty of murder." Williams said that
while employed as a servant in the family
of Charles Lavaurne, in Paris, France, he
murdered his master. The Paris police
were unable to discover the murderer. "I
am the real murderer, while an innocent
man is now confined in prison," he cried.
Got Rid of an lnconveniet Husband.
"While I was iu the employ of
Lavaurne a raan named John Lafayette fell
in love with Lavaurne's wife. The couple
desired to marry, but the husband stood in
the way. I formed a plan to rid them of
him. Even the wife was ignorant as to
who committed the murder. I left Paris
and went to Louisiana. Some time after
ward Lofayette followed me, accompanied
by the woman. 1 then committed another
crime and put the suspicion on Lafayette.
tie was tried ana is now in prison at Kast
Baton Rouge. 1 did this because I was in
love with the woman myself." Williams
was arrested. The police will communi
cate with the Louisiana authorities and
find out whether or not Williams' story is
OF MOB LAW.
Home of the Noted Parkerwin
NEW OKLKAKS, La., Dee. 27. W. S.
Parkerson, assisted by insurance experts,
made a thorough investigation of the cause
of the fire which destroyed his residence a
few nights Biro, and all wore convinced that
it was the work of an incendiary. Twice
within the last twelve months has the resi
dence of Mr. Parkerson been burned to the
ground and this aroused suspicion and led
to the investigation and the discovery that
the destruction of his newly built house
was not due to a defective flue, as at first
reported, but to the application of a torch
to the weatherboarding. Mr. Farkerson's
prominence in popular movements, which
were supported by the better element in
the community, more especially against
the Mafia, caused numerous enemies to
spring up against him.
QUITE A LIVELY SECTION.
Pleasantries the Natives Indulge In ftn d
the Result in One Case.
MEMPHIS,. Dec s87. Greenland is a flag
station on the 'Frisco road, five miles south
of here. A freight train going south was
passing there Sunday night when a young
man, supposed to be George Pierson, flour
ished a gun and the engineer supposed he
was going to shoot the headlight out.
piece of fun frequently indulged in in that
Bad a Most Amusing Time.
But h i allowed the engine to pass and
fired into the train. The bullet penetrated
an oil tank car and exploded it. This
wrecked the train and burned sixteen cars
to ashes. The oil spread the tire and it was
with great difficulty that the citizens saved
tue town from burning. Part of the cars
that burned were loaded and part empty.
There is about bOO feet of track destroyed.
The Boys Take After the Men.
Charleston, W. Vs., Dec. 27. Another
murder has occurred near this city. Bur
rell Gunae, a boy aged 14, stepped Tom
Entries too. aged 24. killing him instantly.
There was an om gruoge existing uetween
the parties. They met in the road, a quar
rel ensued and the killiug was the result.
The murderer is still at large, but it is
thought will be arrested.
Townsend Did About Right.
Beatrice, Neb., Dec 27. Samuel T.
Chester was shot and instantly killed by
George Townsend at the town of Filley,
near here, yesterday morning. Chester
entered Townsend's room in their boarding
house, and without warning tried to shoot
him. The pistol failed to go off, and
Townsend drew his revolver and fired five
bullets into Chester's body. Townsend ia
unable to account for Chester's attempt to
Assasslated at His Own Donr.
MOBILE. Ala., Dec 27. Near Coffeeville,
Clark county, Ala., Sunday night, Ernest
McConquodale, one of the best known citi
zens of Clark county, was assassinated by
parties unknown. McConquodale was
preparing to entertain a number of guests'
and it was about nightfall when a knock
was heard on the front gate of his dwell
ing. Mrs. McConquodale called her hus
band's attention to the signal and he went
out upon the front gateway, .followed by
his wife and daughter. Immediately a gun
was discharged by some one at the gate, a
distance of fifteen yards, and McConquo
dale received a number of buckshot in the
head and face. He fell and expired with
out uttering a word.
Fatally Shot His Stepfather.
Chicago, Dec 27. Joseph Ross, form
erly of New York, a young lineman in the
employ of the Chicago Telephone company,
shot and fatally wounded his stepfather,
Anthony Lav He, at 334 West Van Buren
street Sunday. The two men had
frequently quarrelled and while engaged
in a fight over a watch Ross drew a re
volver and fired four shots into the old
WHERE'S THE FOOL-KILLER t
Be Seems to Re in Demand Among: the.
Mew York Sports.
New York, Dec 27. A greater novelty
than a swimming match in the bay on
Christmas day could not well be con
ceived, and hundreds went down to Fort
Hamilton Sunday afternoon, where the
unique event was advertised to take place.
At 2 o'clock, the hour specified, the con
testants were ready but the tide was tardy
in its advance, and it was fully 4 o'clock
before Frank Blaugley pronounced every
thing in readiness. The competitors were
simply required to walk out to the end of
the 250-yard pier, plunge on getting the
word and make the best of their way back
to a point on the beach directly beneath
the hotel balcony. The swimmers were
Leo Von Stoll, Paul Adamsky, Carl Von
Andrea, Edward Steward and John
Description of the Swim.
There was little enthusiasm about that
shivering procession as it crawled over the
frozen snow to the head of the wind-swept
pier. Paul Adamsky weakened and re
traced his steps, a sadder and a colder man.
The others reached the water together and
kept clave order for a little distance. After
fifty yards Gumsky drew rapidly away.
He got in an easy winner by over 10 seconds
in 4 minutes and ' 15 seconds. Von Stoll
held second place until 10 yards from home.
when he became helpless, ' and Steward,
seeing this, sprang to his feet in the shoal
water and actually sprinted into second
place. Von Andrea finished a close fourth
without any m ishap. The race was under
the auspices of the appropriately-named
Esquimaux swimming cluo.
Doesn't Like the Salary Law.
Indianapolis, Dec 27. Sheriff Emmett,
of this county, who is the first officer here
to enter upon his duties under the law
abrogating the fee system and fixing sal
aries, has employed attorneys to bring suit
to test its constitutionality. The claim
will be made that the new law discrimin
ates against one set of officers and in favor
of another, and that it fails to provide for
necessary deputies where several courts are
continually in sesssion, as in this county.
The sheriff's office in this county was sup
posed to net the officer about $15,000 per
annum, while the salary law gives him but
(13,000, out of which he must pay bis
Deviltry Done by a Little Boy,
Elwood, Ind., Dec 27. Mrs. Million,
widow living in this city, left her three
children alone in the house for a short
time Sunday while she stepped across to a
neighbor's. During her absence the young'
est son lit a match and set his little sister's
clothes on fire. Before the mother returned
the little one had been fatally burned, and
died after suffering terribly for four hours.
Thirty-one matches had been lit by the boy
before he succeeded in setting his bister's
domes on nre.
Put Dynamite in the Stove.
Albuquerque, N. M., Dec 27. A
frightful explosion of several sticks of dyna
mite occurred in the Mogollian mining
district south of the city. Fred Bailey and
Walter Black, miners, bad placed dyna
mite in the stove to be thawed out. Bluck
escaped with only serious cuts and bruises,
but Bailey had bis legs blown oft and
scalp torn off. He will die. Several
houses in the vicinity were destroyed.
Shot for Abusing His Mother.
Shelbvtille, Ind., Dec 5s7. Late Sun
day evening Lon Law, who resides with
his father at Marietta, this county, cams
to the city and surrendered himself to the
sheriff, stating that he had shot his brother
Frank. He claims that his brother had
been abusing their mother and he had
warned hiin that unless he desisted he
would kill him. Frank, is probably fatally
He Is Now in the County Jail.
PETERSBURG, Ind., Dec 27. James B.
JucAtee, insurance agent, was arrested
charged wit h forging the names of Jacob
McAtee and Perry and Peter Milde to
notes aggregating $1,300. His trial is set
ior aionuay and ne is now in the county
Death of an Old-Time Telegrapher,
New York, Dec. 27. George F. Jones, an
old-time telegrapher, died at Smith & Mc
Neil s hotel, in Greenwich street,
o'clo-Jt Sunday evening.
J usea u. uu i uougn syrup in my
family and ound its work marvelous."
No household is com Die te without, it.
Ctaai. Schobert, 3a Norria St., Balto,
The transport No. 2, intended to
cars across the lake at Frankfort, upon
the trip from Toledo, ().. to her post, ran
at the rate of ten miles an hour the whole)
way to Detroit through Ice from eight to
twelve inches thick without trouble.
Five cases of highway robbery took place
in half an honr in various parts of Das
Moines on a recent night.
August Bnrlekemp and Myrtle Wagner.
young people of New Tiffin, U., while going
to a dance together were struck by a train.
Miss Wagner being instantly killed and
her escort mortally injured.
Rival suitors for the affections of
young woman at Brown City, Mich., met
Christmas eve at their adored one's home,
Dotn intent on the same business; giving
her a present. The lover who arrived
latest, seeing his rival with the girl, threw
his gift, a silver watch, at them. It struck
the girl on the head and she is seriously
Dr. McGIynn spoke to a packed audience)
at Cooper Union, felicitating himself upas)
his restoration to the authority of Romas
Catholic priest. He said be was not bora
to be an agitator, but to be a preacher.
The business portion of Slater, SaHikt
county. Mo., was nearly wiped out by fire.
1-oss about $123,000; insurance about
Edward Daniels, a prominent lawyer oi
Omaha, left that place Oct. IS and hasn't
been seen since. He is "short" a large sun
of money. . ..
United States troops on the Mexican
border are doing their best to stretch one
picket over half a dozen square miles of
country and keep down the Garza re vol o-
tionists. They do not succeed very well.
While the troops are on the qui vive all
along the "thin blue line" the revolution
ists capture a United States marshal's
party, release the prisoners they had In
charge and get away safely.
A meeting of the national Republican
committee will be held at New York next
Miss Beatrice Cliamnlin and Frank Pul-
sifer, of Chicago, ran away to Portage.
Wis., and got married. Papa Champlia
was opposed. Both he and his new son-in-law
are board of trude men.
Senator McMillan, of Michigan, has re
cently put $2,000,000 into stock of the De
troit gas works.
Mrs. Mary McGovern, of West Sew
Brighton. S. I., tried to light her pipe in
bed and was burned to death. She was V7
years of aan.
Fire at Wyoming, X. Y., destroyed the
M. K. church, six store, seven dwelling
and three bams. Loss, $100,000; fully in
sured. An explosiou in a saloon that was on.
fire at Detroit loosened the iron cornice,
whiehfcll on Fireman Schwartz crushing
him to death.
Mr. Blaine Knllnf Comfortably.
Washington, Dec 27. At 11 o'clock
last evening Mr. Blaine was restiug com
fortably and the family at that hour was
apparently in bed. It was expected by
Dr. Johnston that his patient would pass
another restful night. The pbvsicistr
stated that his patient was so moch im
proved that he did not expect to pay hint
another vi.-it Hst night. .
New fork Live Stock. .
' Nkw Yohk. Deo. M.
Live Stock: Cattle Market firm for all
grades; poorest to best native steers. $S.T&&
&25 per 1U0 lbs; bolls and dry cows, $2.1UG2Ju.
Sheep and Lambs Market a trifle more act
ive; sheep, $3.iti.tttH) per 1(4) lbs; '"!.
$.xlH8 i. ill Bit Nominally steady; live
hogs. $tUa -00 per 100 lbs.
Chicaoq, Deo. ZL
Today being the secular Christmas holiday,
there are uo rvarket reports.
The kioral Markets.
Bran 6c per ewt,
Bhlpstnff $1.00 per ewt.
Hay Timothy, 8ai0: upland, jaaiOt
S&8; baled. $11.00313 50.
Better Fair to choice, S5c; creamery 1
E?ps Fresh, Mc; packed 15c.
Poultry Chickens, lUQiayt; tarksye
docks, 12Hc ; geese, 10c.
FBtjrr and vserruLBs.
Apples $l.a$S.T5 per bM.
Hsrd t BflOT 76.
Soft 1 SO.
Cattle Botchers pay for oorn fed
8HMHc; cows and Setters, ., SVMfrSs;
Common boards flS.
Joist Scantling and timber, 11 to It feet.ta
Every additional foot in length V) cento.
X A X Shingles $3 76.
Lath $3 50.
Fenclr-e 13to ISfeet $18
oca boaMs,roagh $18.
LESS THAN HALF THS
PRICE: OF0THER BRANDS
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