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toCK Island Dailst
7Zr t T?nmr TST.iwn. pttrsDAT. JANUARY 10. Ififta.
Vtl NO. 71.
I atafle Ooa4a I tan
I Week ItOrata
ery thing Goes!
jWe must unload our immense stock;
prices must do the business. We will sell
SAX & RICE, Proprietors, Rock Island.
LEMANN & SALZMANN.
Great Bargains in
124, 128 and 128
$T KNIVES and SCISSORS took the highest premium
"f. u juuwaui a guoa mie ayone.
iw need not be told what a nice present an elegant Carvim
those I have to show wi be. Also those
)ld Medal" Carpet Sweepers.
iS.manitkeeP8 house wants one- Wrought Iro
'Fire oets and TrmiH-
Acorn Stoves and Ranges
t'b2?exrmade in TM01 fOT our soft coaland every one
wed. These are all eood things for the 1 i 1 4 1 ,
useful and novel in hoisekeepmg goo's.
JOHNT. NOFTSKER, ,
Cor. Third Ave. and Twentieth 8treLt, Rock Island.
: Shirt Factory :
Our Shirts .
are our specialty. We imake them FourscIves.
Patronise home industry.
Our Suits .
Are made to your order, and they arc tailor-mad
at prices ranging from (16 up.
Our Pants .
are down tnpriees nnd we invite; competition,
CaU and make yonr selection from over 200 differ
ent samples at prices from S3 and np.
Our Prices .
Cannot be duplicated, onr workmanahipannot be
excelled, our goods we warrant, and last, bnt not
lesst, your patronage is solicited.
SCall and see us at the
Tri-City Shirt Factory,
1809 Second avenue, over Loolcy 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
JolinJVolk: & Co.,
Saab. Doors Blinds, Siding,:Fleoring.
ami an kinds of wood work for bonders.
lUrbssenth St. bet. Third and fourth avee,
HOOK I8j 4HB
SUMMONS AT HAND.
Death Closing in on the Maine
THE TIDE OF LIFE GOING OUT APACE
Assaults of the G Im Terror Meet Less and
lss Resistance and the Kiwi Looked for
Very Soon A lay of Comparative Com
fort Followed by a Night of Weakness
That Leaven His Loved Ones Hopeless
Capital City Society Simply Wait the
Inevitable and Goes Its Way Until the
Expected Is Announced.
Washington', Jan. 10. Mr. Blaine's phy
sicians authorize the following: "Mr.
Blaine passed a comfortable day until 8
o'clock this evening when he became not
so well, and at this hour (1 a. m.) he is still
Washington', Jan. 10. Dr. Johnston
returned to the Blaine mansion shortly
after 1 o'clock this morning and said to a
reporter that he expected to ttay in the
house ail night. He was the only physi
cian staying with the ex-secretary during
Washington'. Jan. 10. Mr. Blaine is
growing weaker and it is believed frinnot
survive much longer. Dr. Johnston was
greatly concerned about his patient's con
dition and said Sir. Blaine was losing
Washington, Jan. 10. At 4 o'clock affairs
at the liou-e were just as they had been at
the time of the previous bulletin.
DOCTORS TALK WITH CAUTION-
The Patient Was HetMr YeMeiiljty, Hut
not llecisi ely So.
Washington'. Jan. Vi. Dr. Johnston
paid a visit to Mr. Ulaiue between 5 and 6
o'clock p. in. He said Mr. Blaine had
rested comfortably all day, aud was much
better. He had rallied considerably and
there v-as no reason to expect a fatal
termination during the night. Mr. Joseph
Manley paid another visit to the Blaine
house last evening aud remained more than
an hour. When he left, the house at 9
o'clock hesaid he did not see Mr. Blaine,
but bad a talk with Msr. Blaine, who told
hira that Mr. Blaine had rallied consider
ably and the family were much encouraged.
He was conscious while Mr. Manley wasin
the house and had been conscious during
the day. Several times the sick man had
showed an inclination to converse, but
he was persuaded not to talk.
Could Make no Prediction.
Just before 9 o'clock last night Dr. Hyatt
drove up and entered the house. He stayed
about an hour, and during his visit he
made an examination of the patient who
had awakened from his slumber. When
he left Dr. Hyatt reiterated what Dr.
Johnstou had said about the condition of
Mr. Blaine during the day and added that
there were no signs of a fatal trtrn in the
case during the night. With the habitual
caution of the expert practitioner, however,
he was careful to make the reservation
thnt no absolute prediction could le safely
made in cases where the heart was in
One Bright Spot in the Cloud.
It is clearly apparent that Mr. Blaine had
surprised his physicians by his recuperative
powers, and while they attached no more
meaning to the improvement realized yes
terday than an exhibition of physical abil
ity to rally almost from the extreme rigor,
it sufficed to convince them that there w;is
still some store of vitality upon which the
patient might draw for a tiiue. One of the
bright aspects of t he day was the abilty of
the patient to take nourishment and to get
along without extraordinary stimulants.
SOCIETY AT THE CAPITAL.
It Has Passed the Stafce of Surprise and
Waits for the Knd.
The political, social, and private world of
Washington, in which Mr. Blaine and his
family have been central figures for many
years, long ago recovered from the surprise
caused by the knowledge that the plumed
knight was stricken with a fatal illness,
bnt they do not forget the shock occasioned
by the premature announcement on that
quiet Sunday three weeks ago that he was
dead. Sunday tbey were again alarmed,
and now thnt it is certain that recovery is
impossible citizen of all walks of life are
waitiug sympathetically for the end to
Many Callers at the Bonne.
Every passer-by looks xtp af the third
story front window of the historic old ml
house where the invalid lies and where oc
casionally his devoted wife can be seen
moving about administering comfort. Mrs.
Blaine has given orders that as far as pos
sible the bouse be kept as if nothing un
usual was going on within." The blinds at
all the old-fashioned windows are thrown
back during the day and members of the
household pass in and out as usual. The
outer doors are not closed at night until
late and at all times the cards of callers are
received and Inquiries as to Mr. Blaine's
condition answered at the main entrance.
Yesterday there were many callers.
Social Pleasures Go On.
During the afternoon the carriages and
sleighs occupied by members of fashionable
society going to their dinners and re
ceptions hurried by the big house, for in
Washington the social whirl goes on in
the face of all the shadows of coming
sorrow. Should Mr. Blaine die many
social events already announced or pro
spective would necessarily be postponed, but
so long as he is alive there will be no inter
ruption to the regular programme.
Blaine Was Decidedly Improved.
Rev. Dr. T. S. Hamlin, pastor of the
Church of the Covenant, called at 1 o'clock.
He came oat in a few minntes. "Mr.
Blaine is much better, they say," was his
reply to a question. A joint consultation
lasting perhaps an hour was held between
Drs. Johnston and Hyatt in the afternoon.
When the physicians left the patient at 3
o'clock both concurred in the statement
that Mr. Blaine's condition was decidedly
improved. He bad maintained the slight
Strength consequent upon the unexpected
rally in the morning.
Heading Coal Combine Broken .
Trestoi, N. J. (Jan. 10. The great Bead
ing coal comoine is oroaen. lit xxew oer
sey Centrail Railway company has with
drawn from it and hereafter will be oper
ated independently, the same as it was be
fore the agreement with the Reading and
Lehigh Valley was entered into. The au
thorities here decline to speak about the
matter, but an official of the Central con
firmed the truth of the news.
The price of whisky has been raised 4
cents a gallon by the trust. The stuff has
gone to $1.35 at Chicago.
At an outbreak of the Lawson-Swinford
feud near Anderson, Ind., Bill Lawson was
shot through the head, and Albert Swin
ford, stabbed in the neck both are dead,
and a number wounded.
They are apprehensive of a revolution
flown at Buenos Ayres.
Earthquakes have been shaking up Chili
pretty severely, but only slight damage
James A. and Norman Clark, sons of the
Clark of Paisley. Scotland, of O. N. T.
thread fame and a millionaire, were both
killed by a runaway team at Colorado
Alfred B. Bers and David F. Reed, of
Connecticut, have sued the steamship Nor
mannia for being detained at cholera quar
antine. New York harbor, during cholera
times last fall.
The postoffice at Lincoln, IKs., was broken
into by burglars and $1,250 in cash and
stamps taken. Fifty feet from the office is
the leading hotel, open day and night, and
a square off is the railway passenger sta
Dewf y, Kogers & Co., wholesale shoes,
Toledo, have failed for $400,000, more or
Professor A. J. Seymour, of Rockford.
Ills., a mind-reader, proposes on June 21
next to put himself in an insensible state
and then be buried and remain so until a
crop of barley is sowed and harvested over
his grave, watched meanwhile by a com
mittee. He then proposes to be disinterred
and return to life.
The children of Mr. and Mrs. William
Coyle, of St. Joseph, Mo., who were stolen
by Coyle's sister, have been recovered at
Topeka and taken home. It turns out that
Coyle was a party to the abduction and
joined his s'ster at Topeka. The case is a
strange one from the fact that Coyle was
strangely under the influence of his sister,
who is supposed to have hypnotized him.
The six story building 4K to 47 Elizabeth
street. New York city, burned causing a
loss of $250,000. When the alarm was given
there were 300 employes in the building
(which was occupied by furniture nd
other imflammablegoods),manyof them be
ing girls, and there was a panic. All go
out in safety, however.
Women who took positions last summer
and fall as nuises of cholera patients in
New York harbor, now find themselves
proscribed. They can not obtain employ
ment because of the popular fear of the
Pittsburg surgeons have recently dis
charged a man (who is now at work wheel
ing coal) who when he was taken in hand
was possessed of a fractured vertebra,
caused by an accident in October, ,18S8.
He was paralyized fom the loius down.
There is a movement on foot to con
solidate all the wire rod and wire frail
companies in the United States which
would combine $25,000,000 of property.
To Repeal the Sherman Law.
Wasiukgtos, Jan. 10. The house com
mittee on banking and currency yesterday
by a decisive vote pushed the Andrew
banking and bullion purchase repeal bill,
together with the Cate amendment for
the coinage of silver bullion now in the
treasury through the committee and or
dered its report to the house, Townsend
of Colorado offered the Stewart free coin
age bill, but it was snowed under.
A Decision for Decatur, Ills.
WASHiNC.TON-.Jan. 10. The supreme court
of the United states has decided the case
of the city of Decatur, Ills., against the
Illinois Central railway, sustaining the de
cision of the court below, which was ad
verse to the railway. The case related to
the right of taxation, the company claim
ing exemption from taxation of certain
property held in Decatur.
THE DOINGS IN CONGRESS.
Silver aud Quarantine Discussed in the
Senate House Transactions.
Washington, Jan. 10. The senate yes
terday spent the time discussing McPher
son's resolution to stop the 'purchase o!
silver and the quarantine bill. Aldrich
offered a substitute for McPherson's bill,
the point of which was a provision empow
ering the treasury to sell bonds for gold,
if necessary to maintain the parity of gold,
silver and paper, provided that by Jnly 1,
1894, an international agreement is not
reached. Aldrich wanted a voting time
fixed, but Daniel objected. Teller said
that the Sherman act would neither be re
pealed by this congress nor next.
The house passed the District apprroria
tion bill, and then had a straggle over a
bill to permit the Norfolk and Western
railway to enter the D.strict. Without
action the house adjourned.
SENSATIONAL DISPATCH DENIED.
Wh-U a Pennsylvania Railway Official
Says About tbe Unions.
Philadelphia, Jan. 10. Mr. James Mc
Crea, first vice president of the PennsyV
vania company (whi:h company operate!
tbe Pennsylvania lines west of Pittsburg),
is now in this city. When shown the dis
patch received from Cincinnati Sunday
night, stating that freight handlers and
other employes on the Indiananolis division
were being discharged for declaring alle
giance to their unioniorganixations, he said
that be knew nothing whatever about the
matter beyond what he had seen in the pa
pers. He said no such orders in regard to
getting rid of union men had been given oi
even discussed, and that it was not tb
policy of the company to place itself in
antagonism with the labor organisations
of the country.
Steamer huuaVt Cincinnati.
Cincinnati, Jan. 10. The fine steamer
Mary Houston was sunk at her moorings
yesterday by ice. She was valued at $30,OOC
and insured for $15,000.
"I used Dr. bull' Cough Bjrup in my
family and found ita work marvelous."
N household complete without it,
Chas. gcboberf, 89 Konto 8., Btlto,
A Muscular Illinois Justice.
Decattjb, Ills., Jan. 10. There waa a
sensational scene in the office of Justice
J. B. Provost Snnday evening. In the
presence of several witnesses Justice Pro
vost assaulted Constable Dillehunt, knock
ing him down three times and finally forc
ing him to pay $"-. Dillehunt had taken
Justice Provost's receipt for $900, which
the squire did not count until after Dille
hunt had disappeared. The money was $3
short, and when the justice spoke of it to
the constable the latter called the justice
Increase in the Pension Deficiency.
Washington", Jan. 10. Commissioner of
Pensions Raum appeared before the de
ficiency sub-committee of the house appro
priations committee yesterday and ex
plained his estimates for pension deficien
cies. His first estimate for this deficiency
was over tH',000,000 and the committee
was somewhat surprised when he informed
them that he now estimated this deficiency
at something over $13,300,000.
LIVE STOCK AND PRODUCE MARKETS.
Chicago, Jan. ft,
Following were the quotations on tbe board
of trade today. Wheat January, opened.
72c, closed, I2)4c: May, opened. TBfc, closed
71$rc; July, opened TTe, closed TTJe. Corn
January, opened 4m$- closed 41c; Hay.
opened Wa, closed iFz July, opened 69sc,
closed 4656c. Oats-January, opened 80c,
closed 30ic; February, opened , closed
; May, opened 34'rf closed 34Sc Pork
January, opened S17.95. closed $18.85; Feb
ruary, opened 518.1'i. closed $18.S0; May,
oiened $is.4; closed ?19.07J4. Lard Janu
ary, opened fcl- .K, closed 810.S5.
Live Stock Prices at the Union Stock-yards
today ranged as follows: Market active
on packing and shippins account; best grades
steady: others ea-y; sales raned at $6.1ig.7.25;
pips. $7.a j 7.' light, $7.355.7.45 rough
packing. S7.SK?i.7.7v mixed, and ST. jOQ.7.8o heavy
packing and shipping lots.
Cattle Market moderately active on lo
cal and (-hipping account and prices
w ithout material change; qnotations ranged at
(".3.tt.fi choice tn extra shipping steers, $4.75
f'Ji.ii good to choice do, $3-90 4.6J
lair tn jrrvwl. S-V-Ti'Ti-'i.?", common to medium
do, t.;.x.i,u.:") icclrft.' fctecrs. $2.00
2.75 stockcrs. .-?..7- Texas steers, $ J.7iA3.W
rantre steer. fJ.sosi feeders, S1.SS&2.73
cows, $1.502.70 bulls, and $3.oO ...50 veal
Market active and prices well main
tained; quotations ranged at $3.0005.25 per 100
lbs westerns, S-'5-S.4J natives, and S4.1oiUt2u,
Produce: Butter Fancy creamery, 30
ic ler lb: fancy dairy, SlCi23c; packing
stock. loSjltic. Egprs Strictly fresh, 2tiiL2Ta
per doz; ii;e house, IP a 22c. Dressed poultry
Spring chickens, &3SVic per lb; turkeys.
i:ll?c: ducks, lugiic: 7llc Potatoes
Wisconsin Toee, (Wftesc per bu; Uebrons,
65g,67; Wisconsin Burbanks. 70a.',3c; Mich
igan Burbanks. Hlj7lK-. mixed lots, &IQ58c
Sweet potatoes -.Illino; i3.HJ&3.ol per bbL
Apples Common antl poor stock, J1.502.01)
per bbl; fair to good. $2.St2..V: fancy. $2.75,
Cranberries Jerseys, fancy. ?s.im).3uk) per
bbl; Cape Cod. fair to good. Si37.i0; Wis
consin Bell and Bugk-i, lancy standard. $9.U0Jj
New York. Jan. 9.
Wheat Xo. 2 roi winter cash. SOc; Jan
uary, 7t; Mar- h. SUt-s--; May. K2?te. Corn
No. 2 niix'.-rt -a!i. Sic: January. 50c; Feb
ruary. 5r';v: May. K4c. tat No. 2 mixed
cash. 37c: . May, St'ijc. Rye iuU . and un
changed: western. ;". Barley Quii-t; west
ern, tMfi.TOc: two-rowed stat.-4Jiei -Pork-Steady;
old mess. Jlo.7Vjl7.t; new, 17.50
SIX; Lard Dull and prices' were un
unchanged; January. KU0; May.' $10.b0.
Live Stock: Cattle Trading; active for ail
fcrades at an advance of 10c per lOJlbs: poorest
to best native steers, $4..TO.".3- peril lbs;
bulls and dry cows. Sl.e0u3.ju. Shee. and
l.ambs Sheep, firm; lambs, dull at a decline
of J-ic per lb; sheep. S3-25&5.75 per 100 lbs;
slanib, $o.0ftfl;8.7V Hogs Nominally firm; livo
hogs T.(XKa7.0) per 1(4) lbs.
SUA IK, ITC.
Bran -fc per cwt,
Shipetcff Si.00 per cwt.
TtftVTlmnth Sin Oft. nnl.. -I w
19.00; biledT sido'lT.OO:"
Butter fair to choice, S5c; creamery 27aa8e
Epps Fresh, SSc; packed, 15c
Poultry Chickens, 9c ; turkeys VUt
ducks, ISHc; t-eese, 10c.
rarrr iD txghtablts.
Apples ll.25afa.75 per bbL
Potatoes Wc&Sl .00.
Bsrd 7 B0T 75. "
Sort S I0&8 80.
cattle Batchers pay for corn fed steesa
44He; cows and beifets, MG3Hc; calves
Common boards $16.
Joist Scantling and timber, Hto 14 feet,!Sl9
Every additional foot in length W cents.
X A X Shingles t 75.
Lath S3 50.
Fencing 12 to 1 feet S18
Dock boards, rough
LESS THAU HALF THE
PRICE 0FJDTHER BRANDS
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