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Rook Island Daily Argus.
ROCK ISLAND, MONDAY, JANUARY 9. 1893.
Stagl Copies Osass
Par Was SX,Oaata
V)L. XLI NO. 70.
We must unload our immense stock;
Prices must do the business. We will sell
SAX & RICE, Proprietors, Rock Island.
Great Bargains in
1525 and 1527
'OCKET KNIVES and SCISSORS took the highest premium
quality. If you want a good knife try one.
One need not be told what a nice present an elegant Carvinp
et like those I have to show will be. Also those
Gold Medal Carpet Sweepers.
Every woman that keeps house wants one.
Fire Sets and Irons.
us tbe leaders made in Illinois for our soft coal and every on
sjaranteed. These are all good things for the a ii t - .r
7 other time. Come in and see how much I have to khn von
-Bat ia usefnl
JOHN T. NOFTSKER,
I- Cor. Third Aye. &nd Twentieth Street, Rock la and.
124, 123 and 12
: Shirt Factory :
are our specialty. We Imake. them onrselves.
Patronize homo industry.
Our Suits .
ire made to yoar order, and they are tailor-made
t prices ranging from 1 16 op.
Are down in prices nnd we invite competition.
Call and make yoar selection from over 800 dldar
ent samples at prices from S3 and np.
Cannot be duplicated, our workmanship'cannot be
excelled, onr goods we warrant, and last, but not
least, yoar patronage is solicited.
rCall and see ns at tbe '
Tri-City Shirt Factory,
1809 Second avenne, over Loosley's crockery store.
Washes everything from a fine
silk handkerchief to a circus
tent; Lace curtains a specialty.
No. 1724 THIRD AVE.
A. M- & ilu J. PARKER,
Telephone No. 1214
JoiinJVolk: & Co.,
e AND JTS
'r- '.HOUSE BUILDERS.
imTB S3 Manufacturers of I ZC 23
8aah' Doors Blinds, Siding.T Flooring,
and aC kinds of wood work for boildert.
Eighteenth SU bet. Third and Poorta mt,
.'' BOCK 194
INTO THE SHADOW.
Death Again Hovers Over James
G. Blaine's Couch.
A FIERCE BATTLE RECOMMENCED
With the Victim Weakened and the
Assailant Eager for the De
Three Sinking Spells In One Xlght Bring
the Ex-Sccretary to the Edge of Eter
nity Doctors Summoned Hurriedly at
1 O'clock in the Morning A Long Fight
to neat Off the fir I in Terror Rewarded
'with a Meajtare of Success, hat Little
Hope That the Improvement M ill Avail
Much The End of Time Apparently
Washington, Jan. 9. At 3 o'clock a. m.
today all was quiet in the Blaine mansion,
and no messages of any kind bad tcCU
sent out nor had any evi1g5( been given
of unusnal occurrences wit) in.
Washington, Jan. fl. Tlie news that
James G. Blaine had once more passed
into the valley of the shadow of death, and
that even those who had been tiiosl san
guine in nnti: ipation now hold no hops of j
his recovery, became known in Washing- I
ton and by means of press bulletins to the :
country at lare early yesterday morning. J
Notwithstanding the hopeful views which i
the family and attending physicians by
theirdirection had from time to time given
ont for publication, no expectation of Mr.
Blaine's ultimate recovery Las been enter
tained by any one in a position to acquire
knowledge of the real facts of his case j
since the issue of the significant bulletin ,
of Dec. 17 last, which said: "Mr. Blaine!
has been suffering for some time past wit a
symptoms of impaired general health, but
which did not clearly indicate the disease
of any particular organ. Evidence of local
organic disease has been manifested re
cently, and it is believed his present condi
tion is due to this cause. While there is
nothing in the disease to warrant the fear
of any verv rapid progress, he has shown
Within a month past more signs of serious
illness than before. It js hoped that this
aggravation may pass fiffi, but no positive
statement can now lie made as tt tinges
which may take place from day to diij"
First Glimpse of tho Dark Valley.
, The next day. Sunday, Dec, IS just
ywe, weeks ago there occurred that sud
aftf faP'ure of the heart's action, which for
hours' Jr?t the. patient trembling on the
verge of dftvtS, and which broke down
much of the reticence and suppression of
frets that had theretofore leen maintained,
and elicited admissions wltich precluded
nny hope of recovery or even of any ma
terial amelioration of his condition. It is
a significant indication of the interest the
whole country has taken in the case that
since that day the press wires leading from
Washington to the great news centers of
the country have never for one single
moment remained unmanned. Night and
day operators anil reporters have remained
on duty relieving each other without ces
sation, and at stated intervals through
i very niuht bulletins have been wired to
indicate at least that no change for the
worse had set in.
The Dailr "a tittle Rotter" Report.
Many more or less well founded as
sertions of failing vitality and dannerous
relapses have since then found publicity,
but none has been officially admitted un
til Saturday night. On the contrary the
daily statements of the sick statesman's
condition have been so progressively on a
scale of "a little better every morning.
that had they been grounded oa a sub '
stantial cases woula have long since
landed the invalid on a pinnacle of robust
hejuth. But Saturday night the physicians
admitted that Mr. Blaine was worse, and
much weaker. Even then this admission
was qualified by the announcement that
no immediate danger was anticipated and
that the doctors would not return during
the night unless sent for. The exigencies
of the case, however, brushed aside this
intention, if it was ever seriously enter
tained and from the hour of 1 a. m. one or
the other of the physicians remained in
constant a; tendance at the bedside, each
relieving t he ot her.
Official Statement of the Kelnpse.
At noon the physicians authorized this
statement: "Yesterday Mr. Blaine lost
strength, but last night hia weakness be
came more decided for a few hours, and be
seemed in danger of a speedy termination. !
Since morning, however, be is somewhat
stronger, and at the present moment shows
more decided evidences of rallying. But
no great hope can be felt unless the im
provement shall become more marked than
at present and be continued for some
hours. His present symptoms are con
nected with an irregular and feeble action
of the heart." The doctor's bulletin,
alarming as it was, left many facts to be
supplied by outside inquiries. v
HURRIED SUMMONSOF THE DOCTOR.
A Sodden Sinking Spell Drags the
Tatient to the Grave's B. ink.
It was about midnight that his condition
became so alarming that the trained nurse,
who is constantly at bis bedside, bad Dr.
Johnson aroused and hurriedly sum
moned. Dr. Johnson arrived at 1 o'clock
and found Mr. Blaine sinking rapidly and
be worked over him for some time before
signs of any recovery became evident. His
condition was so alarming that the family
fearfully looked for the end before the
dawn of tbe Sunday morning and remained
awake and within immediate call of his
bedside all sight. The powerful heart re
storatives applied by the doctors, which
are said to be the most jotent known to
medical science, were successful in rally
ing and making more steady the feeble
and fitful pulsations of the heart, so that
by the time the church-goers passed the
family residence on Lafayette square Mr.
Blaine's condition was a shade belter.
Didn't Dare to "Leave Blm.
He was still, however, so weak and pros
trated that the doctors did not dare to
leave him at the same time, fearing that
another attack and that the final summons
might come at any moment A 7 o'clock
Dr. Hyatt, the other physician, was sum
moned. At 6 o'clock Dr. Johnston left the
house and hurried through Lafayette park
on n wny to urea&mst ma hum
blocks away. To a reporter who inter- j
cepted him, the doctor said that Mr. Blaine
at that hour wus in u really dangerous con
dition. Dr. Johnston is a very conserva
tive man and this was the most decided
statement he has ever made respecting Mr.
Sending New to Relatives.
Dr. Johnson returned to Mr.' Blaine's
residence shortly before 10 o'clock and soon
afterward Dr. Hyatt, left for breakfast, it
being the intention of the doctors that
unless there should be an unexpected dis
play of strength on the part of the sick
man one or the other of them should re
main with him constautly throughout the
day. Dr. Hyatt on his way home said that
Mr. Blaine had rallied somewhat since
early morning and that his system re
sponded more freely than it had heretofore
done to the remedies administered. They
had revived him to some extent and the
awtion of the heart was better. Soon
alter 11 o'clock an intimate friend of the
family left the residence and was driven to
the Western Union Telegraph company
where telegrams were sent to relatives of
the family announcing the latest state ol
the illness. These stated, it is understood,
that the family was without hope that Mr,
Blaine would recover.
Skilled with Nitro-Gljcerine.
Towards evening Mr. Blaine rallied
slightly from his attack of the morning.
This rally was effected by the doctors ad
ministering nitro-glycerine to stimulate
the action of tho heart, -which it is believed
is almost cloirjed by unsmic poison. This
ilmitt. 1'. a -. . t wi t-f ill t-ii i X' I) t
dm? is tlie most powerful known to medi
cal science ami is never used except on
desperate occasions. Repeated doses of
this medicine were given during the day
and late in the afternoon. After the no n
hour, Mr. Blaine gradually fell into a semi
stupor, his sleep becoming more restful a
it continued, and at 5 o'clock Dr. Johnston
said that Mr. Blaine's condition showed
slight improvement over the morn
ing and noon time. He left the house at 5
o'clock, Dr. Hyatt coming almost immedi
ately. Death Makes Three Assaults.
It is ascertained that there were three
j distinct relapses during the night. At 1 a.
m. when he was lirst seized with heart
failure Lis physicians reaily thought the
end had come. But by the aid of stimu
lants, chafing and the usual accessories he
rallied. He soon after, however, relapsed
into a stupor. Suddenly at 5 o'clock in the
morning he opened his eyes, wMch were as
clear as ever they were, and seeing his phy
sician at his side exclaimed: "Doctor, I am
( glad you have come." The tones of his
voice were remarkably clear and strong for
a man almost in extrepiis. lve minutes
later be sank again into a stupor, an-1
tflirij iniputes later st.ll hehadasecoi 1
at oilxeArt failure. Strange to rela.-
he again rnlifci only to be seized the third
time three hours' litter.
THE BEGINNING OF THE NIGHT.
In Iteplr to the "President's Jklt-uag the
Ili-port Is I. opt tul.
Shortly ftft-. r 10 o'clock last night the
I president sent a member of his household
over from the WLite House to inquire as to
i Mr. Blaine's condition. Hew-as informed
j that the patient was resting comfort-ably,
and that it was hoped and expected that he
would live through the night. Both pby
' sicians remained through the night and
the family remained accessible at a mo
ment's cad. Theouly near relatives who
are not now present are Professor Dam
rosch and Mrs. Kmnions Blaine, his son-in-law
and daughter-in-law, both of whom
iare understood to be on their way here;
"Gail Hamilton,'' who is believed to be on
, the way from Boston, and Colonel Cop
pinger, who married Mr. Blaine's eldest
The Itulletin at Midnight.
At midnight Mr. Blaine's physicians
, issued the following bulletin: "Mr.
Blaine's condition has been more fa-torable
this afternoon. He is now. at midnight.
sleeping quietly and shows a fair degree of
strength. The probabilities are that no
change for the wore will take place
tonight, although no positive assurance
can be given on this point. As compared
with last night and this morning he is bet
ter." Settles the Religious Question.
In view of the conflicting statements
which have been made concerning Mr.
Blaine's religious views, the statement that
the Ilev. Dr. T. S. Hamlin, pastor of the
Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, was
called to the bedside of the dying man has '
more than usual interest. At 6 o'clock
yesterday morning, when the family feared
that Mr. Blaine was dying, a messenger
was sent to the Rev. Dr. Hamlin, who
went to the house almost immediately,
arriving there at 7 o'clock. He entered the
sick room and prayed by Mr. Blaine's bed
side. Mr. Blaine rented a pew at the
Church of tbe Covenant and it was the
only chnrch he had attended since his re
turn to Washington last autumn.
Visitors Dnrlns; the Day.
The first visitors to the Blaine mansion
yesterday were Representative and Mrs.
Hitt, who are intimate personal friends
aud they both left feeling hopeless of the
condition of tbe patient. Robert Blaine,
the ex-secretary's brother, also called and
remained some time. Just before 1 p. m.
Secretary of State Foster called, and about
5 p. m. Vice President Morton, Represen
tative Bontelle, Private Secretary Ualford
and others were at tbe house. None was
permitted to see the patient. All day visi
tors were coming and going in an almost
He Is "Dying stt the Top."
A warm personal friend of Mr. Blaine
says that the latter has not had a con
nected thougut for thirty days. The heart
action is not strong enough to supply tbe
brain. "Hei.ce it is that Mr. Blaine like
the ancient pine, is dying at the top. He is,
however, conscious that his end is near.
A few weeks since he called his family
about him and calmly told them he did
not expect to recover. He was in full
possession of Lis mental faculfies and went
over his affai:s in detail aud said to each
of his children all that he had to say."
John I. Mitchell la No Danger.
Chicago, Jan. 9. Congressman John L.
Mitchell, of Milwaukee, whose serious ill
ness was reported yesterday was resting
easily last night. The attending physician
says that there is absolutely no danger to
Mr. Mitchell, and expects that he will be
able to leave here in a few days.
j nsea ur. tsaur Cough Bjrup in my
Tmuj ana iound its work marvelous.
No household is complete without it.
Chaa. Bcbobert, 83 Norris St., Balto,
John German fired at C. F. Grander
hoefer at Cincinnati. The bullet cnt off an
ear and then entered the lung of Abraham
Odon, who was at work near by.
A train struck a sleigh load of people at
Sunfleld, Mich., killing Mrs. John Schafer
and Mrs. George Osman. The latter's hus
band was fatally hurt, and several others
ire badly hurt.
The largest pumping plant in the United
States has been placed in operation at the
Chapin mine, Irou Mountain, Mich. Ik
has a capacit y of 4,000,C00 gallons in twenty-four
Miss Marion Murray, a handsome young
woman of Canton. Mich., has been miss
ing two weeks, with no clue to her where
abouts. While taking phytographs of Niagara
falls as they look in winter, F. B. Warner
and H. H. Howland, of Philadelphia, were
struck by falling icicles. Howland was
probably fatally injured.
Calvin Swipes (or Snipes as some reports
have it), who was lynched at Bakersville
last week in the mind of a fake special
smiles when lie is told of the bloody fight,
Two. crossed electric light wires In the
Window of I. Woolf's clothing store, Hal
sted and Madison streets, Chicago, started
a fire which in less than twenty minutes
completely wrecked the front part of the
store and caused n loss of about $3000.
Miss Minn! .; KirchofT, of Danville, Ills.,
(ins sued Joseph Luchenheiraer for dam-
because 5!ic Intter's dog bit her noes
Representative Jno. L. Mitchell, of Mil waukee,
is ill of the pneumonia at the Pal
mer house, Chicago.
The crops of Illinois.so the state board of
agriculture says, last year were short as to
value to the amount of $12,000,000, two
thirds t.f which is chargeable to the
reduced com crop.
Mrs. Yates, wife of a teamster at Spring
field, O., gave birth to her twenty-fourth
child Saturday. Tlicro are five sets of
twins. She was married at 14 and her old
est child ii 27, Thirteen children are lir-
A national gas explosion at Pittsburg,
killed Thos. Devoy, his wife and his 3-year
old girl, and wounded severely four other
Judge Dunne, of Chicago, gave an opin
ion in a "disorderly' case that if good law
will empt v the Bridewell of MiO prisoners.
The decision was to the efect that there
was no such crime as disorderly taken
cognizance of L tlis city ordinances.
A man giving two names has been
arrested at Bay View, Mich., believed to
be the miscreant who murdered Mr, and
Mrs. l.ceU-u near Durant. t
t Portland. O"
Willmt-v 2. ti
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doia. 111.. Dr. W. J.
U.-.ckerle. At ilar-
ineltc. Wis.. Daniel Con y, aged Cf,
Ignfi Donnelly has lieen re-elected
president oi tT.e Minnesota Farmers' Alii'
ance by acci.-fciation.
A Very Derided Liberal, in Fact'. r,
London-, Jan. 9. Mr. William Rathhone-,
who is set down in the parliamentary
companion r.s a Sl.tided Libera." in poli
tics and who was elected by the Glr.dston-
lans to represent the North or Arion divis
ion of Carnarvonshire in the house of com
mons, has jom-.-d the Liberal in:l pendents.
Mr. Kathbone was elected on the theory
that he would give a general support to
Mr. Gladstone, and it is believed that his
defection is due to his determination not to
support the home rule bill that it is ex
pected will be presented at the coming ses
sion of parliament.
Bran -Kc per cwt,
Shlpetnff 1 1.00 per ewt.
Ilav Timothv. Sio.nn? nnlnmt roin.
19.00; baled. $10 00Q11.O0.
Bntter Fair to choice, 25c: creamery 2T&2f.
Ktrcs Fresh, 5Sc; packed, 15c.
Poultry Chickens. Qc : tnrbova m
dnckf, IJc; geese, 10c.
rRtnT aso VBorrxBLite.
Applc-f S.2SaS2 75 perbbl.
Potatoes Pca$l .00.
Hsrd 7 B0a7 7b.
Soft 1 30.
Cattle Butchers n for
corn fed" steers
4fi4Hc; cows and neifers.
Common boards 16.
Join Scantlm? and timber, IS to 18 feet,Slt.
ET"V2$,io,na,f oot 'n'enKth W cento.
X A X Shingles t 75.
Lath $2 80.
Fencinc 12to lCfeet S19
Dock boarde.roneh J18.
AND NOT THE TESTIMONIAIS
OF PURCHASABLE CHEH15I&.
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