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Rock island juaily argus.
ROCK ISLAND, SATURDAY, JANUARY 21, 1893.
I Blagl Copies B Grata
1 Per Wesk 1M Cmta
A M A Ms
XVfcLO Largest Stocli,
Xlxo Liowest IPirioo.
re put on sale our entire stock ot pants
It the following prices- - each lot on separate
T?b!e One Pants for 99 cents; worth $1.50 to $2.00.
Table Two Pants for $1.99; worth $250 to $hS0.
Table Three Pants for $2.99; worth $.7S to $450.
Table Four Pants for $3.99; worth $4.75 to $6.00.
Table Hive Pants for $4.9; worth $6.50 to $8,00.
cstigate. It will pay you.
Proprietors, Rock Island.
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Great Bargains in
: Shirt Factory :
Our Shirts .
: Are oar specialty. We make, them fonrjelvcs.
1 Patronize home industry,
; Our Suits .
j Are made to yonr order, and they arc tailor-mad
1 at prices ranging from $16 np.
Our Pants .
124, 123 and 128
"SET KNIVES and SCISSORS took the highest premium
i-niy. u you want a eooa Kmie uy one.
yne need not be told what a nice prsent an elegant Carvin,
Jse those I have to show will be. Also those
Gold Medal Carpet Sweepers.
v?y woman that keeps house wants one. Wrought Iron
5aFir Soto t,
viu IWli uuuo,
Acorn Stoves and Ranges
"fleaei8"ma9 Illinois for our soft coal and every on
f'at-iii, ThftSft aT all a-nA rliino-a frr tha .
i -uei time. Come in ani see how much I have to she w you
.ui auu novel in no iaeafeeping 200rs.
JOHN T. NOFTSKER,
Cor. Third Ave. and Twentieth Street, Rock Island.
Are down in prices and we invite; competition.
Call and make yonr selection from over 300 differ
ent samples at prices from $3 and op.
Our Prices .
Cannot be duplicated, our workmansbip'canaot be
excelled, oar goods we warrant, and last, bat not
least, yonr patronage is solicited.
Call and see as at the
Tri-City Shirt Factory,
1609 Second avenue, otci Loosley's crockery store.
Washes Everything from a fine
handkerchief to a circus
Laoe curtains a specialty.
No. 1724 THIRD AVE.
A.M. &ML. J.oPARKERjS
Telephone No. 1214
Sash) Doors 3 Blinds, Biding, Flooring,
and an kinds of wood work for builders.
XlootMnUiBt. bet. Third az,d Ponrth Vliaa,
DYING BY DEGREES
About Expresses the Condition
of James G. Blaine.
Bot the rhysiclans Do Not Admit That Ht
Is Any Worse A Light In the Sick Room
Karly This Morning Capital City A flair
A War Department Man Makes Soml
Salty Kemarks About the Pension
Bureau An Incident of "Matching" fot
Coin Congressional Proceedings.
Washington-, Jan. 21. The lights were
burning in Mr. Blaine's room early this
morning, but the curtains were dowj
almost to the window bills, so it was im
possible to see if any one was moving about.
All appeared to be quiet, however, and
there was no movement later in the morn
ing. Washington, Jan. 21. Mr. Blaine was
not so well last evening, although there
was no alarming change. At 5:45 Dr.
Hyatt drove to Mr. Blaine's house and
Dr. Johnston followed a few moments later,
and as he alighted from the carriage he di
rected the driver to go to his ofiicc for cer
tain medicines. Th.; servant drove back
rapidly and the medicine was immediately
taken to the sick room. Mr. Blaine, Jr.,
who was out of the house at the time. wiH
hurriedly called in. Kepresentative Hitt,
who was in the house before the physicians
came, left the house, but had no informa
tion to impart as to Mr. Blaine's condition.
After beiii in the house for the greater
part of un hour the physicians appeared.
Dr. Johnston said their visit at this time
did not indicate any alarming change. Be.1
said that he simply desired to consult with '
Jjr. Jiyatt, not caving nasi that opportu
nity during the day.
No Solid Food for l'ur Weeks.
There was no siguilicanc:, he said, to be
attached to the sending to his office for
medicines. There was something that he
needed and he sent for it. Mr. Blaine was
entirely conscious, he said, and conversed
,im, !, wi llllllliKin Ul liic Killing
while he end Dr. Hyatt were there. Dr.
Johnston said he would return late at
night not that there was any necessity for
it but he had called so early because he
wanted to know the condition of his pa
tient before he retired. He considered Mr.
Blaine about the same as he had been for
the past few days, neither tietter nor worse,
but if anything a little stronger. It is
learned that. Mr. Blaine has not taken solid
nourishment for more than four weeks,
and of course could not gather any ma
Absolutely no Change.
Dr. Johnston return to the Blaine resi
dence at 9:4o and remainrd at his patient's
bedside until 10 o'clock. AVhen the physi
cian left he saiil that there was nothing to
add to what he had already given out.
There is absolutely no change in Mr.
Blaine's condition," he said, "and ho is
just as strong as lie was yesterday. I will
not return tonigt'n unless I am summoned
by some unexpected change."
a bang. Before Colonel Fellows could ad
just his glasses to examine the coins and
I see who had won Keed picked up the silver.
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"You have lost, colonel," he said. "This is
the first chauue I have had to make any
money out of you."
Colonel Fellows mildly disputed Reed's
wilintr nrirl T 1. 1 ! 1 i v jf lnu'u x-Vi r u-na n
QUITE SO WELL) witness of the transaction, insisted that
the ex-speaker had lost. Heed was firm.
anil Dolliver, by way of a challenge, said:
I'll match you for the dollar." 2
"All right," said Reed.
Dolliver won, and Reed said he did not
care to risk another chance.
Doubled the Stakes Again.
Dolliver wandered back to his desk.
Soon Burrows of Michigan beard of th6
transaction. He turned to Dolliver and
said sarcastically: "You think you're
lucky, don't you? Well, I'll just match
you for the two dollars." They matched
and Burrows won. About this time the
house adjourned and the colonel's original
half dollar jingled oft in the Michigan
The National Board of Trade.
Washington", Jan. Si. The national
board of trade yesterday passed the resolu- 1
tion of the Portland (Or.) chamber of com
merce, expressing the approval of the I
board of all measures railed to further pro
tect the timber lands of the country and to !
made additional reservations of the same.
The silver question and that of reduced
telegraph tolls were postponed until tha
next annual meeting. The resolution of
the New York board of trade recommend
ing the consolidation of third and fourth
classes of mail matter into one class, to be
mailable at the rate of two ounces for 1
cent was passed. After some miscellaneous
business the board adjourned to meet at
this city next year.
Boy' dkutuvrer Sent Cp for I.lfa
Merrill, Wis., Jan. 21. Hans Ander
son, the hoy murderer, has been sentenced
to state prison for life by Judge Bardeen in
the circuit court. The boy, in cold blood,
murdered a neighbor named Homefleld,
for the purpose of robbery, aided by his
brother of 11 years, whom he won over.
Characteristic of Gleason.
New Yokk, Jan. 21. Following the
court ruling the city clerk of Long Island
City has canvassed the returns and de
clared Sanford mayor. The oath of office
has been administe.-ed and indications art
that Gleason is out, though he still vowl
he will be mayor, court or no court.
The Weather We May Expect.
Washington, Jan. 21. The following are tha
weather indications for twenty-four hoars
from 8 p. m. yesterday: For Indiana and Illi
nois Snow, ixcept fair in western Illinois;
colder; northwesterly winds. For Mieh
igan and Wisconsin Snow, except fair
weather in western Wisconsin; colder; winds
shifting to northerly and becoming variable.
For Iowa lienerally fair, colder weather;
winds shifting to northwesterly. (
LIVE STOCK AND PRODUCE MARKETS.
Senate and House in ttrief.
Washington, Jan. 21. Briee in the
senate yesterday offered a resolution that
the senate has heard with deep regret the
death of R. B. Hayes, for.aerly chief mag
istrate of the I'nited States, and that as n
further mark of respect to his memory on
this, the day of his funeral, the senate do
now adjourn. The resolution was agreed
to and the senate adjourned for the day.
Iu the house the general deficiency ap-
i propriation was reported and placed on
i the calendar. On motion of Outhwaite a
resolution of respect to the memory of ex
President Hayes was itdopted and the
house adjourned about 1 o'clock.
Keport on the "Sweating" System.
Washington. Jan. 21. The house com
mittee on manufactures yesterday udopted
the report of the sub-committee detailed to
inquire in the "sweating system" of tene
ment house labor. The committee inclines
favorably to t he use of tags on ail articles
of clothing, by which they can be traced to
the place of manufacture, the prohibition
of interstate commerce iu such goods as
are made under unhealthy conditions, and
the definition of such conditions.
As They Kflect the Administration of
Washington. Jan. 21. Dr. Ainsworth,
who by a special bill of congress has been
placed in charge of the record and pension
division of the war department, with the
rank of colonel, and who has been en
trusted with the entire administration of
pension matters as far as they relate to
army records, was examined before a sub
committee of the house on the question of
transferring the whole pension system to
the war department. Speaking of the sug
gested transfer he said: "So far as I am
personally concerned I don't want it. It
quadruples the labor and responsibility.
But if congress should see fit to make this
transfer it should provide that the rank
and pay of the chief of the record and pen
sion oflice should bo increased correspond
ingly with his responsibility. I should
prefer my present place to the new place
with a major-general's commission.
The Commissioner Lacks Authority.
"Whether you make this change or not
one of the first things you ought to do is to
straighten out the affairs of the pension of
fice. There is an omce which of all others
ought to be conducted as nearly like a pri
vate business concern as possible. It fca'S
most unbusiness like methods, and there is l
one very good reason lor it. No commi.4
sioner, whether the present one'', or U
new appointee of President Cleveland,
can bring order out of the chaos there "be
cause he has no authority to keep order
and to discipline refractory or worthless
employes. In fact, if one of his employes
should go into the commissioner's office to
morrow drunk and kick him, he has not
the authority to put him out or to dis
The Worthless Have "Influence."
"All he can do is to recommend the re
duction or discbarge of the employe. By
the time that recommendation reaches the
secretary of the interior and is returned
with action upon it to the pension office
it has lost all the force and effect it ever
had because you can set this down as a
rula with very few exceptions, " that the
more worthless a public employe is the
greater is his amonnt of influence: but a
drunkard, loafer, an insubordinate trifler.
is a man who has so much influence that
the chief of bis bureau cannot get him out
No business man would expect order and
discipline to be preserved with as little
power over his employes as is given the
commissioner of pensions."
STATESMEN MATCHING DOLLARS,
A Story that Is Told by a New York World
WAsmjiGTOX, Jan. 21. The New York
World's correspondent here telegraphed
the following to that paper: Represents
tive Fellows strayed over to the Republican
side of the chamber yesterday afternoon
with a half-dollar in his hand. Approach
ing ex-Speaker Reed he remarked jocular
ly: "I'll match you for the naif." The
house was in session at the time. Reed
smiled and said: "Well, I'm afraid I'll
have to go yon." Two half-dollars were
oiuraori imrn no the ex-sneaker's desk with
Not Worried Over Nelson's I)i i-.ion.
Washington, Jan. yi. A special from
Duluth. Minn., to the cfivcl that a United
States district judge had held the Chinese
cxclution act to be unconstitutional
becaux-it violated a fundamental princinle
of the constitution which guarantees to
every Uimi the right of trial bv lurv.
has attracted the attention of members of
congress, but does not appear to have
caused any alarm among the advocates of
"Ted" Hoosevelt lletter Look Out.
Washington, Jan. 21. The house com
mittee on reform in the civil service yes
terday ordered favorably reported to the
house the resolution introduced by Bynum
of Indiana requesting the civil service
commission to furnish the house with a
lot of information that may be used in
criticism of the administration of the commission.
Total of the General Deficiency Bill.
Washington, Jan. 1. The general de
ficiency appropriation bill for the next
fiscal year was completed yesterday by the
house commiteeo on appropriations and
was reported to the house by Representa
tive Sayers, of Texas. The total ap
propriation carried by t he bill is $20,956,610.
Of this about 113,000,000 is for pensions.
To Repeal the Election Law.
Washington, Jan. 21. The committee
on election of president, etc, has reported
its conclusions about the federal election
law, and they are generally that the law
le repealed; that it subserves no good
pnrjose and that "federal meddling" with
elections must cease.
HE HAD A SHOT AT HAYES.
A War Reminiscence Related by a
ATLANTA, Ga., Jan. 21. Rntherford B.
Hayes was at one time the target ot a
Georgia Confederate. It was only by a
scratch that his life was saved and that the
Ohio colonel afterward became president.
The scene was on the Gonley river, in
West Virginia. The Georgian who took
aim was General Wm. Phillips, of Mariet
ta, and the time was 1861. For several
days General Floyd bad been skirmishing
with General Cox's Ohio troops at the
"Hawk's Nest," a picturesque cliff rising
over 1,000 feet from the river road.
Knocked Off Hayes rinme.
One fine morning General (then Colonel)
William Phillips heard a bugle blast near
the Hawk's Nest across the river and an
Ohio colonel at the head of his regiment.
rode out into the river a good distance, as
the rocks shelved gradually. Colonel
Phillips selected a long-range rifle from one
of his men, and raising his weapon took de
liberate aim at the Union officer. The dis
tance was great, but PnilLps was a fine
shot and at the crack of the rifle a plume
from the Ohio colonel's high hat fluttered
out into the water, and the officer dashed
np the bank out of range.
Met His Intetieed Victim Later.
In 1878 General Phillips was in Wash
ington and saw the president. He said
something about "Hawk's Nest" and his
aim at an Ohio coloneL President Hayes
Dngntenea up ana inquired into details.
U.hen the president said be was the Ohio
colonel whose hat was grazed bv Phiilins1
bullet That night General Phillips took
tea at the private family table of the
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x or ueauiy, lor comtu . lor improve
meni oi toe complexion ue only Pos
soni's Powder; there pa nothing equal to
CntCAGO, Jan. 20. '
Following were the quotations on the boatd
of trade today: Wheat January, opened
74?v , closed To'Jh"; May. opened 7!Wc, closed
T'.Hr; July, oitn'd TTv', elnsed TSae. Corn
January. o)eneil 4-?e, closed 4?fje: May.
opened 4T?4c, close 1 li .je; July, opened 476c,
closed 4sc. Oat.-! -January, opened 3li?4c,
closed o"-''.i'-: ir'el r'V.rv, opened .".1?4C, closed
31?4e; May, opened !" . tlnsed XAfc. Pork
January, opened $1...K, closed SIS.!; Febru
ary. oif-0' SlS.""1!. closed ls.KIVe; May, opened
f 1.K, closed fis.fi'u;. Lurd January, opened
Hl.ttTVs. closed y-'-S
Live S:oek-Priets ;it the 1'ioon Slock yard:
to.'ay r.-.r.uja as 1 II; vs. Market opened
ic'h.T active on y.;c".i.: and shipping ac
count; f clins stronger, common liyht lots un-chan-red:
sales riuii;o.l ;t S-Ys T''7.1'piirs, S"-10'7J
;.55 light, i ;.-"! ;.4." rouh packina. 7.3U2 7.53
mixed, and 7.70'.'7.", heavy packing and ship
ping lot . !
C'attie Market -low mid rniher Weak, hut
prices not quota My lower excepting on com
mon qualities; sliijii" ;-s and local buyers back
ward purchasing: quotations ranced at $5.40
(T'.i.!0 choice to extra shipping stoers, 4.A).ti
S.9Ur)o.l l choice do. frl.tt t t.tu f iir to good.
$;i.44W5.Sl common to medium do., !.Qii7.3.75
bmriier' steers. fitXtS.j stockcrs. S2..Vliii
35 Texas steers. $2.sii.i,;i.i") feeders $X&.7i
cows, i.70 bulls, and ljOy6.50 veal
Sheer. Market mo.lerately active and
prices mled hc lower: quotations ranged at
$3.i'Jj,V3 per let) lbs westerns, J3.0U(&5.4U na
tives, and J4.1V ;t;.') Irtmbs.
Pro late: Butter -Fancy creamery, 33c per
lb: fancy dairy, :iti-.Sc: fresh packing stock.
17'&l!c. Kia.-s Strictly fresh. 3-'c ier doz; ice
house, l'7..J.'c. Dressed 1'oultry Soring
chickens. l. ' l?o per Hi; mixed lots, PMlite:
turkeys. !H; : cueks. lpjll'.c: (jeese, it.12c.
Potatoes AV'.e'-i:': l."?e. " 'c per bushel;
He'orons. '";.. ''7e. .i;e-iii iSn. bpi.ks. Too
Michigan Ilurb-nk-. :s.V.l,": mixi? i lots.
ov weet i'o.a'o; -i::!iioi. 4.,kV 4..i0. Ap
plesFair to tooil. $''.r,J ..M in r tiarrel.
Cranberiie.Tc! :. .:i:v y. $s.i3,:ul per
I Co ., cho.vc
o iiu-, jio.aiijii.oj.
Wheat N,i. '.' red
ruarv. TV' c; Alareli.
June, S:.'7k;-. Corn -No.
Juiy. .'Jc; i- cui-u.iry, " -
Hats No. 2 mixed ea-h :.-.
Kye Nomii..il, we.-lera and
N" i w Vohk, Jan. 30.
i i r euslt. Me; Feb
- mixed ea.h and
Barley yuiet rv. ltnelianged: western
quoted it I'l- s . tAOiowei -tatc, t"J?iioc.
l'ork Duil: 1 ut Momty; o:,: u;w. ; !..-i. 17..'xi;
new mw, ls.Un.. is.r.i. l.urd Dull n.ut un
changed: lliiv, -i:..:'-
Live Stock: Cuttle Tracing slow for all
grades at a reduction of liKil.V per IcKI pounds;
IKKircst to best native steers. t3.iiU.i0 per
1 lbs; bulls and dry cows S.2."i3.7j.
Sheep and ltnibs Market dull and slow at
a slight decline: sheep. s-i.tOji.'i.a.") per 10J lha;
lambs, .ViS n. !.:. Hogs Nominally ateady;
livo Jwr $7.1i!W It 10 lbs.
The liOrsl .TlarWetn.
Wheat 747? 7150.
Shipstnff $1.00 per ci.
Hav Timothy. 810.00; upland. S8&10: slon -
19.00; baled. J10 00&11.00.
Butter Fair to choice, S5c: creamer; 27&28c.
Ecck Fre'h. 93c ; packed, 15c.
Pmiltf-v.r'htflr.ttia Qc tnrlfeva
docks, l-!4c; geese, 10c.
TBtlT AND VZOXTABLns.
Apples tJ.25.aj2 75 perbbl.
Potatoes socfi: 51 .00.
Hard 7 Th.
Soft J 10&2 30.
Cattle Botchers pay for corn fed steers
4,?i4Hc; cows and heifei. V6Q:; calves
Common boards $1.'
Joint Scantling and timber, ltto 16 feet, SIS
Every additional foot In length W cents .
X A X Shinfilee 75
Lath $2 50.
Fencing 12U 16 feet 518
Dock boards, roucta lift.
PUREST M) BEST