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land Daily Argus.
VOL. XLI NO. 62.
ROCK ISLAND, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29. 1892.
Single Copies 6 Cants
Far Week ISM Cents
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
s,99, 9 s,ss,
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 3,5o to 4.5o for 3.oo.
In order to pet cut nrirp rn P.hiM' Hvprrrwfc onri Ci.;o j j.
must be brought with you.
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GLEMAMN & SALZMAim
Great Bargains in
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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 an elegant Carvins
Set like those I have to show will be. Also those
Gold Medal Carpet Sweepers.
Every woman that keeps house wants one. Wrought Iror
finish Fire Sets and Irons.
Acorn Stoves and Ranges
are the leaders made in Illinois for our soft coal and every one
guaranteed. These are all good things for the Holidays oi
any other time. Come in and see ho-w much. I have to she yots
that is useful and novel in housekeeping zoo's.
JOHN T. NOFTSKER,
Cor. Third Ave. and Twentieth Street, Bock Island.
Underwear at greatly reduced prices as usual onlv
THE LONDON, t
SAX & RICE, Proprietors, Rock Island, 111, ;
124, 123 and 128
Nothing reserved; every
thing goes in Children's
department as advertised.
uniy nouse wno sen as thev
: Shirt Factory :
Our Shirts .
Are our specialty. We Jraak.i them lourselves.
Patronize home industry.
Our Suits .
Are mad. to your order, and they are tailor-mad.
at price, ranting from (16 up.
Our Pants .
Are down in prices ond we invite; competition.
Call and make your selection from over 200 dlffar
ant samples at prices from $3 and np.
Our Prices .
Cannot be duplicated, onr workmanshipjeannot be
excelled, oar goods we warrant, and last, but not
least, your patronage is solicited.
!jCall and see as at the
Tri-City Shirt Factory,
1609 Second avenue, over Lesley's crockery store.
Washes sverytMng 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"
JoiinVolk & Co.,
Sash; Doore Blinds. Siding, Flooring,
and all kinds of wood work for builders .
Eighteenth St, bat. Third and Fourtt aves.
FIRE KING REVELS.
Milwaukee Made the Scene of
MUCH TALK ABOUT INCENDIARISM
And Jfo Bonbt That the Romb-Throwvr Is
Besponstble for One Big Blaze Causes
of the Fire at the Street Railway Barns
Three Witnesses to the Dynamiter's
Work The loss Leas Than First Stated
Four Lives Lost at the Tannery Thaw
Ing Dynamite Sends Five Persons to
Eternity at Long Island City Terrific
Milwaukee, Dec. 29. One fire after an
other, each, involving sums of hundreds of
thousand of dollars, have created a panic
in this city. The insurance companies are
instructing their agents to write no more
risks in this city. Several outside insurance
companies holding riskshere are thoroughly
alarmed by the terrible fires which have
visited Milwaukee recently, and one or two
of them have telegraphed, their agents to
take no more risks until a special agent
Bhall arrive in Milwaukee to investigate
the cause of the firWand make a report to
hi? company on - the subject. Xir.ily all
the foreign companies have given orders to
take smaller risks than is their custom on
all manufacturing rdanK
Cucts a Giuve Imputation.
Who starts the flresf Are they all acci
dental? This is not believed. Quite the
contrary is ;the case and everybody is sat
isfied that the work is that of incendiaries.
There is one notable fact about all the
suspicious fires and that is that the dam
age and insurance have been equal in mast
cases where the insurance hasn't been the
greatest. The rule does not hold, how
ever, as to the street railway fire. Chief
Janssen, of the police department, believes
the only firebugs at work here are dishon
est owners of property, who have taken ad
vantage of excessive insurance to burn
their buildings for the insurance. Chief
Janssen's investigation will be mainly
along this line. President James, of the
Northwestern National Insurance com
pany, believes that about half the fires
have been purely accidental, perhaps one
one or two set by thieves or tramps looking
for plunder, and all the rest started by
the owners of buildings burned.
The Greatest Fire so Far.
Early yesterday morning the" most de
structive blaze was started by a bomb
thrower. At 2 a. m. a bomb was thrown
into the main building of the south side
plant of the Milwaukee Street Railroad
company. There was a tremendous ex
plosion and in a moment the interior of the
building was in a blase. In a few minute
the fir) wa beyond control, and in less
than ah hour the entire place was consumed.
Costing the company $510,000, npon which
there was bnt 140,000 insurance. The
street railway company's south side plant
is located cn Kinmkinnic avenue. It in
cludes the immense storage stable for
electric motors, the machine shops and the
stables. In the barn were fifty new electric
motors and nearly all the summer cars
owned by the company.
The Bomb Thrower t'nknown.
Who the man is who threw the bomb is
not known. He is supposed to be the same
one who started fully a dozen other disas
trous fires within a month. A grand jury
will be summoned to investigate. The onlv
person who saw the alleged bomb thrown
was Night Watchman Worden. He says
that he was standing near the main door
way of the barn in which the motors and
cars were stored. There was a whizz of
something through the air, a flash and a
tremendous explosion. A small cottage
next to the plant of the street railway com
pany was also destroyed. A woman resid
ing in the house became paralysed with
fright and had to be carried out of the
bouse after it was in flumes.
The Tannery Fire Incendiary.
Investigation yesterday shows beyond
donbt that the fire which Tuesday de
stroyed two tanneries, causing a loss of
$350,000, and by which three lives were lost,
was incen;!iary. This is also the case with
the two fires on Sunday, when $125,0(10
worth of property was destroyed. Since the
big fire of October, in which nearly half of
the Third ward was burned to the ground
and $30,000,000 worth of property destroved.
the city has Iwn visitl by a series of dis
astrous conflagrations. AH of them were
of mysterious origin which could only be
explained on the theory of incendiarism.
That such was their cause, and that Mil
waukee is at the mercy of some mono
maniac, is rapidly becoming the impression
not only among the people, but among the
police and tire officials.
Four Slcn Lose Their Lives.
It transpires that four lives were lost
in the lire that destroyed the Conrad
tannery and a portion of the establishment
of the Pecker Leather company. The
search for the body of Thomas Sullivan,
the pipeman, who is known to have lost
his life in the Conrad tanneiy, resulted in
the finding of another body, which has
been identified as that of Stephen Yreaver,
a tanner, who resided at c0 Weil street.
Losses Greatly Exaggerated.
President Payne, of the Milwaukee
Street Railway company, said last evening
that the loss by the burning of the com
pany's south side plant had been greatly
exaggerated and that the amount would
not exceed $300,000. Two watchmen who
wereonduty when the blaze brokeoutiuthe
street railway barn were closely questioned
and both were positive that the fire was
the result of an explosion in one of the
cars that bad been run into the barn a
short time before.
Was Not an Incendiary Fire.
Inquiry into the origin of the fire in the
Conrad tannery Tuesday has led the police
to suspect that it was the result of earless
Bess on the part of the watchman and that
he accidently started the blaze while at
tempting to thaw out a frozen water pipe.
Uis story of the occurrence contains sev
eral conflicting statements, which he is
unable to explain.
FELT LIKE AN EARTHQUAKE.
Five Killed and a Score Wounded by
New Yoek, Dec. 29. A dynamite explo
sion that shook. Long Island City like an
earthquake yesterday morning resulted in
the following fatal casualties: MarT Grav-
uTjii, IT wail'icss; Henry 0"l$rien, grocer's
clerk; Mrs. Kocco, wite of Petro Rocco, a
barber; John Hopkins, proprietor of a res
taurant; Nicolo badono, brother of Mrs.
The Boll of Serionsly Injured.
The most seriously injured are as follows;
Mrs. Julia Henry, cut in the throat, head
and hands by glass; Peter McEntee, head,
legs and arms terribly cut and several
bones broken; Mrs. Mary Maher, cut about
bead and arms; Daniel Maher, cut about
head and body and lost left eye; Mary
Creighton, lost an eye and terribly cut
about head, will probably die; Minnie
Davren, serious injuries to head and body;
John Purcell, crushed by falling timbers,
seriously; Mrs. Mary Rogers and son John,
badly cut; Max Hayes, seriously cut;
William Krepp, bady cut; Mrs. Stein and
S -year-old daughter seriously cut, child
lost an eye; Edward Delaney, skull frac
tured, both eyes injured, will probably die.
Less Severely Hurt.
Patro Roco, Joseph Way, John Davren,
J. W. Davren, Matilda Ryan, William
Johnson, James Murphv, Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Wildey, Mrs. Kate O'Brien, John
Palmer, and Alderman Comiskey were all
sufferers from more or less severe cuts.
Thawed Out the Dynamite!
' It seems to be about time to make ifc a
criminal offense to thaw out dynamite.
The only thing that might make such a
law inoperative is the fact that there is
generally very little left of those who do
the thawing. That was the cause of this
explosion. Almoi-t in the center of Long
1: land City is the entrance to the tunnel
tu! !? lM.'i:ig iVUbi" to connect Ixjtig Island
City with Xcw York city. It was here that
the dynamite was thawed out and a devil
of destiuctiun was let loose. In this case
the thawers were not hurt. They left the
by the fire wl.ile they were down cartridges
the shaft to work. There were three barrels
Wrecked Many Building)..
Nine tenements were shattered by thf
shock and windows were broken more than
two blocks away. The killed and injured
lived in the wrecked tenements. They
were hurled in every ditection, the cuts be
ing made mostly by the flying glass. Fire
added its horrors to the scene, the wreck
being quickly ablaze and the flames cutting
off escape through theentrances. The fire,
however, was quickly extinguished.
BRANCH OF A SWANSEA MILL.
Tin l'late Factory Beady to Begin Work
Baltimore, Dec. 29. Before the end of
the present week a new tin plate plant will
be put in operation in Baltimore. For
weeks active preparations have been car
Tied on toward the establishment of a tin
plate plant, and it is now announced that
the Baltimore Iron.Steel and Tin Plate com
pany is ready to go ahead. ' The Baltimore
plant is really a branch of the Cwmpclin
Tin Plate company, of Swansea, one of
the largest tin manufactories of Wales. It
Is not intended just at present to roll tin
plate at the. .Baltimore works, Irot to put
the coating of tin on the black or steel
plate by dipping it into molten tin.
Future of the Plant Uncertain.
The object of this is to escape the heavy
duty on tin plate, as the block plate, under
the existing tariff laws can be brought into
the United States at much less than the
entirely manufactured article. Under cer
tain conditions, however, it is intended to
broaden the scope of the works and oper
ate a rolling mill at some future time in
connection with the present finishing pro
cess. The future of the new plant is, how
ever, uncertain, for its destiny is to be
ruled by tariff legislation on tin.
Michigan's Official Count.
Laksixg, Mich., Dec 29. The state
board of canvassers yesterday issued cer
tificates of election to all the successful
candidates. Attorney-General Ellis is the
only Democrat elected. The final figures
nre as follows: John T. Rich, governor,
16,090 plurality; J. W. Giddings, lieutenant
governor, 21,647; J. W. jochim, secretary
of sttte, 21,9Go: J. F. Hampitzer, treasurer,
14,7:; Stanley W. Turner, auditor general,
E3,IG2; John G. Berry, commissioner of the
land office, 457; A. A. Ellis, attorney gen
eral, 1,333; Henry R. Pattengill, superin
tendent of public instruction, 23,40$;
Eugene A. Wilson, member state board of
education, 21,907; Frank A. Hooker, jus
tice supreme court, 183.
John I- in Another Mood.
New York, Dec. 29. John L. Sullivan
sat at a table in the barroom of the Van
derbilt hotel and gathered about him were
a number of friends. When the ex-champion
was asked if he had charged one of
his backers with dosing him previous to
his fight with Corbett he said: "I have no
charges to make against any man. I was
licked on the level, and any man who
squeals after a whipping is no good. I
was champion for twelve years and that
was enough. I am too heavy to fight
Keinach Died a Natural Death.
Paris, Dec 29. The rumors concerning
the death of Baron de Reinach and the
theorizing in regard to it were proved yes
terday to have been utterly baseless. The
report made by Dr. Brouardel, who had
charge of the autopsy, was made public ves
terday. It declares that the analysis of the
Viscera revealed not the slightest traces of
poison, and the conclusion arrived at by
Dr. lirouaidi 1 end his colleagues is that
the baron's death was due to natural
Contest in the Eighth Illinois.
Plano, Ills., Dec. 39. Attorneys Faxon
and Isaacs, of this city, representing Lewis
Steward in the matter of a congressional
content, in person have served formal
notice of cotUtst on Robert A. Childs, of
Hinsdale, whose election on the official
count is claimed by seventeen votes, chal
lenging his right to occupy a seat in the
national house of representatives from the
Eighth congressional district of Illinois.
Thief Surrendered by His Father.
NEW YoiiX, Dec. 23. Charles P. Cad
man, the wholesale stamp clerk in the gen
eral postofnee who, it is alleged, stole
t5,24S.72 in stamps and disappeared on Dec.
17, was surrendered by his father, ex
County Judge Cadman, of Hudson, to
Postmaster Van Oott Tuesday. He waived
examination and was locked up in default
of $5,000 bail.
"I used Dr. Bal'x Cough Syrup in my
family and found its work marvelous."
No household is comolete without it,
Chas. Scbobert, S3 Norris St., Balto,
Blaine Still shows Improvement.
Washington, Dec 39. "Mr. Blaine still
shows improvement, and the day through
out has been uneventful." The hour was
6 p. m. when thus statement was made to a
reporter for the United Press, and Dr.
Johnson had again just left the bedside of
Mr. Blaine. He said in addition that ha
did not expect to return during the night.
The Patient at the White House.
Wash ixo ton, Dec 29. No material
change has occurred in the condition .of
Martena Harrison, the president's ferav '
stricken grandchild, and the family are
sanguine that the patient will safely pass
the various stages of the disease to ultimate
The Dastard Woman Killer.
New York, Dec 29. John Delseino, a
young Swede living in Brooklyn, fired
three shots at Caroline Geshall, his sweet
heart, Tuesday night, inflicting wounds of
which it is thought she may die. Delseino
LIVE STOCK AND PRODUCE MARKETS.
Chicago, Dec 23.
Followtnii were the quotations on the board
of trade today: Wheat December, opened
73c, closed TlVac; January, opened 7SJ4c,
cKisod 714-: May, opened TSUc, closed 77J$c
Corn December, ojmned i.'ic, closed 4o$c;
January. r.per.ed 4lc. closed 4d?80; May,
opened 4.T,sc. closed t-Vjc. Oats January,
opened Zf, dure'! S'ke; February, opened
, t lt.s ..l ; May, opened iHhjc, closed '
34'4c. I'ork December, opened $14.50, closed
$H..r1; ianuaiy. opened (15.; 5. closed $15.53
May. opened ?!.".', rlrwd fl.YS,L$. Lard Do
ceinber, opened fci.l.&i, closed $10.30. ,
live Slock-Prli-cs at ihe Union Stock yadis ,
tolay ranpeil !W follows: Mark-t acive,
paekinp and shipping account: prices !210c T
hiuher; sh'cs ru;..rd t Si.;V"yi.4" rss. .t?S
6.70 licht, i.4-i B.t'J r.mcli packing,
itt.l mV) mixed, and ?ti..V C. ".'-0 heavy
pacliinn and shipping lots.
C!iliv-Market rather active on local and
shinpinif rKwitim- !d prices ruled Sli'o binh- '
er; quotation- ranged at f-U'ti t.3." clioica
to extra v shipping steer's $4.7&.VS good
to choire on, SUffl&t.Ki fir to (rood, i
220.127.116.11 common to medium $3.U0Q
8.75 butchers' steers, Sw.! (.''.T5 stookers,
S2i.Vi.X0i) Texas steers. iS.VWiM range
steers, f2.iV.;:t.2d feeders, -tl.2iTj2.75 cotrs,
f 1.5UiS2.7J bulls, and 3.ii)iii..")0 veal calves. J
Sheep Market active a'nl prices higher;
Quotations ranged at S;(.25x? .(V) per luoiht :
westerns, $a.Hii5.6) natives, a:;d t4.1oi&.6U5 1
Produce: Rutter Fancv creamnrv 3Vnv. "
per 11k fancy dairy. 21 ift-ic; iacki:i stock, 18
fildc Egps Fresh stock. 24c por doz.; ice
honsc, 1SJ.10C. Dressed iKiaitrj' Spring chick
ens, T'tr'iyic per lb; hens, 7c: turkeys,
12c; ducks, V&lln; v-ese. S'Jlc Potatoes
Wisconsin Rose, B2"(,ii5c icr bu; Hebrons, 00
63 per bu; Wisconsin BurKmks, esTlfc per bu;
Michigan Buroan ks, OtvCWc ier ba; mixed lots,
65&flOc. Sweet potatoes Illinois, Sa.-VKi.X75.
Applrs Cominoa ani poor stock, Sl.SujSJS
per.bbl: fair to k.kxI, S2.y.&:: .7 fancy, J3.00
Cranberries Jerseys, i6.ibM per bi; Cape
Cod, $5.(U,i,7.0: fancy, $s.iUk.t.u K Wisconsin
Bell and Bugka, $7.:j.s.o I.
" New Veins, Deo. .
Wheat No, 2 red winter cash. "SCTSc;
Decemlier, r; January. 77!c.: Febraary,
TTjTec: March. 7S?sc: May, HV. Com No. 3
mixed casli. 4!Wi4!Uic; lcc?rabcr. 4c; Janu
ary, 4!tio; February,. 4S"av: Muy, 5i;ic.
Oats No. 2 ndxed cash, ifhCjjc-i.TBc; Deceirf
berand January, Srtfac; February, o74c; May,
SsJc, Rye Weak; western, Mspt Karley
Steady; western. eoS-tic. two-rowed state,
65ti.7l)c Pork Dull and unchanged; old mess,
$155: new mess. $l.2"i<ii. Lard Dull
and prices unchanged; no transactions were
Live Stock: Cattle Market firm for all
prades and really choice natives sold at a
slight advance from previous values; poorest
to best native steers. Si.7&5.a: a bunch of
Texans SASO; bulls and dry cows $1.7.j&3.6u.
Sheep and Lambe Trailing very nlow at a re
duction of Kc per lb.; sheep. i3.(u4.a per
UW lbs; lambs. $.".; K.V.. lio--s Nominally
steady; live hos, $tkU;i7.ju per lot) lbs.
The liOral MarUcta.
'Bran -85c per cwt.
?hipetnfl $1.00 per cwt. - , ,.. '
llay TtmoihT, S10; upland, fsaio'; elonek !
J6a8; baled. J11.00ai2.50. .
Butter Fair to choice, 25c: creamery 30:. i
Ew Freh,2c; packed. 15c.
Poultry Oiickene, 1012 ; turkey 12U
docks. l2Hc; geese, 10c. .
Apples $.2fa$2. 75 per bbi.
Tnrnips i&aMo- J
Hard 7 B05J.7 7b.
Soft 1 10&S 30. t
Cattle Botchers pay for corn fed steers
H&4!4c; cows and ncifeia, 2K&3c; calves
Common hoards fie. ,
Joist Scantling and timber, ISto 16 feet. 8n
Kvery additional foot in lenrtb 0 cents.
X A X SHingles 75.
Lath 2 50.
Fencing 12 to H feet J1S
ock boards,rooi;n $1J.
PRICt Z ON ALL CARS,
TO BE- Gt-NUINtr.