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ock Island Daily. Argus.
W. XLI KO. 67
ROCK ISLAND, SATURDAY, JANUARY 28. 1893.
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Tlio XjiEtargfoert Stock.,
X'lxo Lowest Price.
We put on sale our entire stock ot pants
at 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 $1SQ.
Table Three Pants for $2.99; worth $3.7) to $450.
Table Four Pants for $3.99; worth $4.75 to $6.00.
Table Hive Pants for $4.99; worth $650 to $8,00.
Investigate. It will pay you.
Proprietors, Rock Island.
CLEtVlAMhJ & SALZMANN.
Great Bargains in
1525 and 1527
12 , 123 and 128
'CKET KNIVES and SCISSORS took the highest premium
Tor quality. If you want a good knife try one.
Gold Medal Carpet Sweepers.
La w-17 oman that keeps house wants one. Wrought Iron
r311 nre Sets and Irons.
Acorn Stoves and Ranges
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Busefal and novel in ho laekeeping -ooJs.
JOHN T. NOFTSER,
Cor. Third Ave. and Twentieth 8treet, Bock Jsland.
: Shirt Factory :
Our Shirts .
4m our specialty. We .make them ourselves,
"atronize home industry.
Our Suits .
Are made to yoar ordor, sad they arc tailor-made
t prices ranirtng from (16 np.
Our Pants .
are down ip prices and we invite" compntition.
Call and make your seloction from over 900 differ
ent samples at prices from S3 and np.
Our Prices .
Cannot be duplicated, onr workmanshlp'cannot be
excelled, onr goo Is we warrant, and last, but not
least, yoar patronage ia solicited.
Call and see as at the
Tri-City Shirt Factory.
1809 second arenne, oyer Loosley's crockery store.
Washes sverything from a fine
silk handkerchief to a circus
tent; Laoe curtains a specialty.
No. 1724 THIRD AVE.
A. M- J. PARKER,
Telephone No. 1214
Jotin'jVolk: & Co,
8anh Doors Blinds, 8iding, Flooring,
and all kinds of wood work for builders.
Ilahteonth St. Bet. Tnlrd and Foortn ares.
Ends the Vigil at the Couch of
J. G. Blaine.
HOW 1EE DEEADED CALL CAME.
Death "Ravels I'p the Kleave f Care"
and M ultra a Nation Mourner O'er tlie
Dnst and Ashes of Her Great Son The
racing t ouies With Stealthy Steps,
But Not Without Premonition His
Loved Ones Watch the Ebb of Life as
the Husband and Father Sinks Softly to
Hia Last Long Rest Congress Pays Tri
bute to His Memory, and Sorrow Is
Washington, Jan. 38. The watch at
James Gillespie Blaine's bedside is over
and death hus at last insisted on the fnll
measure of Lis claim. At 11 a. m. yester
day, the "treat coinruontr" passed from
unconsciousness to the sleep of eternity and
the lor. g struggle was over. It took little
lime for the news to spread all over the
tity and hfmlly more for the lightning to
tarry it to the ends oftheenrlh. For the
press was watching and waiting and as
soon as the announcement was made, the
telegraph was put to work seuding the
news everywhere. One thing noticeable
was that, not withstanding the fact that
the event had been expected for weeks,
it came with a shock when it did come
and at no lime since the death of Abraham
Lincoln h ve official circle lieen so im
pressed. Wh -ned of leaths Approach.
Mr. 151a);:e'.ie;ith at the l ist fame pa'n
lessly and quietly, but not wit hunt pre
monition. The attending physicians have
sa'd repeatedly in thse. later lays, sinte
hope of recovery was abandoned, that when
the end came it would probably occur
with at least two or three horns' warning.
This one announcement at least, among
manv perplexing and contradictory state
ments, has been verified by facts. The ap
proach of deat h was made evident to the
family fully two hours before its actual
occurrence. It was between 8 and 5' o'clock
yesterday morning when the first dan trer
ous symptoms were observed. The fam
ily hud taken their breakfast and th:
trained nurse, Mrs. Price, had gone dow n
for her breakfast, also, leaving the patient
The Nurse Notes a Change.
James O. Blaine, Jr., had put on his hat
and coat preparatory to stnrt ing off for his
day's dut ies in the office of the Pennsyl
vania Hailroad company when his moth, r
suggested to him that it would be better
to wait, till the nurse came np. He
promptly acquiesced. Mr. Blaine had
oassed a restless night and had been pro
nounced "uot so well" even by his cau
tious physicians. But beyond a ercepti
ble increase of the langour which had
marked his condition during the past few
days there was no very alarming change to
he noted. When the nurse returned from
her breakfast, however, her experienced
eye at once saw that the end was drawing
Nitro-filvrerine 1I No KnVrt.
Both physicians were immediately tele
phoned for aMl arrived wit bin a few min
utes of each other. The powerful heart
stimulant, nitro-glycerine, wnich had sev
eral times before brought the patient bark
out of the dark valley of death, was pow
erless now. Dr. Hyatt at 5:o0 came out
and said to the group of waiting news
paper men t hat he feared the end was at
hand. In the meantime all the family had
been summoned into the death chamber
Mrs. Blaine, the devoted wife; Miss Hattie
Blaine, his unmarried daughter; Mrs.
Pamrosch, his married daughter; James
G. Blaine, Jr., his only sutviving son, and
Miss Podge ((Jail Hamilton), his cousin.
Watched His Life Lbb Away.
In silent, tearful sorrow they witnessed
the closing scenes. The patient lay so qui
etly that even the doctors were hardly able
to say when he died. No word of conscious
ness, no look of recognition had passed. At
10:45 he lay so still that the window shades
were raised to give more light to enable
the physjeians to determine if life still lin
gered, fifteen minutes later they pro
claimed him dead. The physicians have
officially made public the cause of death
as Brigbt's disease, aggravated by tuber
cular disease of the lungs and followed by
President and Cabinet Call.
Vonng Mr. Blaine was in the act of writ
ing a note to President Harrison to inform
him of the event when the president him
self arrived, accompanied by his private
secretary and Secretary of State Foster.
All the rest of the cabinet quickly followed
and th4 excitement throughout the city
became fteneral as the news spread. Both
houses of congress adjourned and the for
mer associates of the ex-senator and ex
speaker of both political parties united ia
eloquent tributes to his memory. A pub
lic funeral was suggested, but the wishes
of the family prevailed and the ceremonies
will be of a private nature.
ti'ure not on.." as to his own country, Dut
on policies auu subjects that affected other
great nations, lie belonged, Mr. Presi
dent, not to anyone state, but to all the
coui.iiy; :nd Pennsylvania, which gave
him birthplace and nurtured him, and
M e, where he made his home and where
be liecame her first citizen, and which filled
his lap with all the honors which she could
bestow, mourn him no more today than do
the dwellers by the shores of the great gulf
and in the cabins of the tar sierras. This
is no time or place forme to speak in detail
of his distinguished public life.
Propeea a New Precedent.
"He was for years a distinguished mem
ber on the floor of the house of representa
tives of t he nation. and for six years presided
there as its speaker. His services in this
chaiber covered years. He was twice
secretary of state and was until of late a
member of the present administration. I
do not think there is one senator here who
will not deem it fiitting, in view of these
facts and of t he fact that he died where his
last peaceful look from his chamber
window might embrace this Capitol, where
his voice had lieen so many times heard,
that we make a precedent at this time, and
that although Mr. Blaine was at thetii
of his death a private citizen, this bouy
take immediate adjournment."
Cuekrell Moves Adjournment.
Cockrell said: "In view of tne announce
ment by the senator from Maine of the sad
event which has just occurred under tb
very shallow of the national Capitol and as
a further respect to the memory of the il
lustrious de.-d, I move that the senate do
The vice president put the motion ar 1
at llM.'O declared the senate adjourned for
1 lie House hplain"s Prayer.
In the bouse the chaplain said in his
"O. eternal God: We stand before Thee
profoundly moved as the news comes to the
Capitol ami flies through the land that a
great man and a prince nmong the people
hasendidhis earthly career. Kich in the
manifold gifts with which Thou hadsf en
dowed him, tireless in enemy, devoting
himself for a generation to the service of
the land, holding men to him by lmnds
stronger than steed, winniuu for himself
the hearty affection and confidence of n;:!
bons of his fellow-citizens, such a place as
has rarely been held by any man, he passes
from us, mourned, honored, loved his
memory a fragrance in this hn;-.se and
throughout the capital and throughout the
Mitr.ken Announces the Event.
Some rout'-e business followed and then
amid profound silence Milliken rose anil
"Mr. Spfakkr: It becomes my sad duty
to announce to this house the death of
James (J. Blaine. Mr. Blaine was for four
teen years a prominent and leading mem
ber of this house. For six years he was
the distinguished speaker of the hotly.
Every position he has filled he has gilded
with the light of genius, and he has given
to the public service for a generation such
devotion, and such industrx an i -.leii ia'tH.r
as has brought him to his deal ii today. I
doubt not tl.: t every member of this house
will be e'a 1 to pay him a tribute of re
spect by an adjournment;"-
Re a.'irks by Holman.
Holnian said: "Mr.. SlKAKHi: The
deaths which have lieen announced so re
cently of illustrious citizens may well
bring to our minds the words of the lie
brew kitig, 'How are the mighty fallen.'
The death of James G. Blaine will pro
foundly impress the sensibilities of the
country. A ureat man is dead. He laid
the foundation of his fame in this city.
Here were his great and early triumphs.
How often have we heard in t his hall the
tones of his ringing eloquence Great in
statesmanship known not only to orr
country but to the statesmen of the civi
lized world. And not only great in states
manship, not only one of the illustrious
characters w hich have illust rated the value
of free institutions, but beyond that be
was great in xie field of literat ure.
Blaine as a HItorian.
"As the historian of the grandest epoch
in the history of the world he did his work
well. His history, covering a period of
years, will go down to posterity as one of
the lirirvlitjwt ill nt t.i t i,-iti rf tho n
! which he lived and of the grandest events
of which be was a part. It would seem,
Mr. Speaker, to 1 eminently proper and
fitting that w ith the announcement of bis
death here, in this the theatre of his great
achievements, this house out of respect to
his memory should adjourn. I therefore
move that the house do now adjourn."
The. motion was agreed to. and accord-
I ingly at i'i-.'M p. m. the house adjourned.
TRIBUTES OF THE CABINET.
CONCRESS HONORS HIS MEMORY.
Both Houses Adjourn la Sadness Eulo
The senate met yesterday morning in the
gloom ;which . the intelligence of Mr.
Blaine's death, an hour before noon, na
turally cast over the body and over the
Capitol. The sad event was appropriately
noted In the opening prayer of Chaplain
Butler, t As soon as the reading of Thurs
day's journal was completed Hale, one of
the deceased statesman's closest friends,
rose and announced the death. Be said:
"Mb. President: We are again sum
moned into the presence of death. A very
great man has passed from this earth.
Hon. James G. Blaine died in bis house in
this city at 11 o'clock this morning. Bis
long illness had, in some measure, pre
pared us for that; but the dread event will
carry Badness and mourning throughout
all the United States and will awaken in
terest and sorrow wherever civilized man
lives on the face of the globe.
Belonged to the Whola Country.
"Mr. Blaine's career was so remarkable
And his public services were so great that
in all the histories which may be written
of bis times he will stand ar the centra)
Farts Regarding His Resignation Rela
tions with Harrison.
Among the cabinet officers there was one
unanimous expression of regret. Secretary
Noble said: "James G. Blaine died within
three days of the 63d anniversary of his
birth and little less than thirty years from
the time he entered congress, on the first
Monday of December, 1SC3. During this
long and eventful period he held the atten
tion and commanded the respect of his
countrymen to a most extraord'nary de
gree more, 1 think, than any other polit
ical leader save Lincoln or Clay." Be con
sidered him great as statesman and leader,
and also as an author, ranking "Twenty
Years in Congress" very highly.
History of the Famous Resignation.
And right here seems to be a good place
to state the facts of Mr. Blaine's resigna
tion from the cabinet, as vouched for by
one who was intimeatly associated with the
Maine leader and statesman. This gentle
man said: "At 12 o'clock -of the day Mr.
Blaine's resignation was given out he bad
no idea of resigning from the cabinet. He
bad a meeting on that day with the Can
adian commissioners on the Wei land canal
question. It was said afterwards that Mr.
Blaine had resigned because he and John
W. Foster got into a controversy in the
presence of the Canadians and Mr. Foster
informed them that Mr. B.inue was mis
representing the policy of tbi United Stats
and the whuies of the presiiieuu
Denial of a W idely-Spread Si orr.
"That is absolutely false. Vr. Blaine
himself at the meeting of the commission
ers informed them that itwus useless for
them to talk about the matter any lurtijer
that they had simply got to wxrrender their
claims and to treat American vessels just
the same as they treated Canadian vessels
or they need go no further. Mr. Foster
agreed with Mr. Blaine and they walked
borne arm in arm. They were then and
have been ever since good friends.
kat'lteany Did rlie Uusines.
When Mi-. jJI;;iue reached borne he found
some one had marked a lot of interviews
which had bct u telegraphed from Minne
epoiis and printtd in several papers. They
accused Mr. Biuiue of bet raj iug the presi
dent and w ith using his place iu the cabi
net i-.s a cover tor a conspiracy to defeat
the president and secure the nomination.
The interviews wound up by declaring that
if Mr. Blaine was an honorable man he
would have rvsigiu-d Irom the cabinet.
Kelaiiuns with the President.
Under the heat of indignation over these
interviews Mr. Blaine wrote his resigna
tion and be has since told his friends that
there were uever but two occasions of dif
ference between himself and the president
and that they had been fully explained and
Opinions of the Secretaries.
Secretary of State Foster said Blaine's
diplomatic correspondence will rank among
the best of his political productions.
Foster of the treasury, said that without
ioubt he possessed the 'respect, confidence
ind affection of the American people more
than any man of his time.
Attorney General Miller: "Xo personal
ity in this country has been more strongly
impressed upon his contemporaries. Like
what was said of Daniel Webster by an
ild fiiend the world will - be lonesome
L'.kins "Blaine was a wonderful man
tnd wondeituliy sifted."
Wananiaker -.As an all-round states
man his name will always be cherished
with the greatest Americans."
Husk "lie will always b one of the
most conspicuous figures in the political
bisuB-y of thK country."
l'rcit-lHiiatim by the Prciident.
The president as soon as he had returned
to the White House from bis visit to Mr.
Blaine issued a proclamation announcing
the death, reciting the s-ilirnt points of Mr.
1 la ne's career and paying H tribute to bis
services to the country. He ordered that
i n the day of the funeral nil the executive
Je; -art tn en ts lie clost and that on all
public bnild:ngK thn.t uhout the country
the national Hat lie displayed at half mast,
and that for a pet lod of thirty days t'lO
department of state he draped in mourning.
WILL EE BURIED IN OAK HILL.
Arrangements for the Funeral Tribntes
of CId Colleagues.
The funeral u ill lx- held at the Presby
terian Church of the Covenant, where Mr.
Blaine was a pew-ho!dcv, on Monday morn
ing. Dr. Hamlin, who rfl'utated at the
funeral of Mi-y. Harr'son and her father,
will conduct the services. The body will
be interred in Oak Hiil cemetery, a beauti
ful resting place of the dead situated on
the slopes of iiock l'rc k li;ks in George
town. Although Mr. Blaine's name and
fame are iuseparah'v conm eted with the
state of Mail e. li,;t one of his family lies
under its soil. His eldest son and daugh
ter. Walker Blaine and Mrs. Coppinger,
areintenvd Wi n.-.k Hill in a lot that the
dead mnn 1: I: - l-erid mid, purchased
three years ago. hci. tl);. body of Walker
Blaine lay in the house awaiting inter
ment Mr. Blaine, accompanied by a friend,
walked over to" Oak Hiil and, -leererl the
lot in which his well-ia-loved son was
placed and which soon afterward received
the body of Mrs. Coppinger.
Situation of the Lot.
It lies in the eastern part of the ceme
tery, half way rtowu the terrace on the
western Imnk of the creek. The view fro-u
the plot is to the northeast, and within
range lie Sheridan circle and Kalaronia
Heights, the home of John Howard Payne.
In one of the most attractive portions of
Washington. No stone yet marks tho
graves of the children of the deceased ex
secretary. The body of Emmons Blaine
lies in one of the Chicago cemeteries, so
that aside from the national character of
the deceased, which makes the national
capital the most fitting resting place for
his remains, Oak Hill more than ary
other can be called the family burying
Only Twelve of Them Left.
At the present time there are but twelve
men who were members of the house of
representatives and who served with Blaine
when be was a member. These are Hol
man, O'Neill of Pennsylvania, Harmer,
Hooker, Blount, Burrows. Springer, For
ney, Culberson. Bland. Henderson of Illi
nois, and Ker-ham. Yesterday they were
full of reminiscences. The Democrats re
membered with great satisfaction that it
was Blaine's rulings in the chair that en
abled Randall to filibuster against the first
force bill and defeat it, although the Re
Republican majority was large and in fa
vor of the bill. Hoi man said Blaine did
as much to defeat the bill as Randall.
The "Flnmed Knight" Scene.
Other members recalled the time when
Blaine "like a plumed knigbt marched
down the halls of congress," etc, while
still others gave incidents of the great de
bate in the senate over the general amnesty
mil. ids ceieoratea l.onkIlrie aalsode.
which made those two men enemies for
lifewasjtly) recited over and o ver. And
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