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Rock Island Bails' Argu
x0l. XLI NO. 112
ROCK ISLAND. SATURDAY. FEBRUARY 25. 1893.
Blna-le OoplM Casta
Tmr Weak ISM OmM
We will FIRE
Hats, Caps, and
Nice New Fresh
Cheaper than damaged goods. When others
pretend to sell cheap that is the time to com
pare The London's prices.
The Greatest Value Givers.
Great Bargains in
1525 and 1527
ClotL.es pins pet dezen - 01c
Clothes pinB patent spring 03c
Towel rollers each - 09c
Tin spice cabinets 8 draw's 82c
Pound butter moulds - 22c
Self wringing mops - 25c
Hair brushes - - 07c
Hand brashes - 03c
Trick saving banks - 07c
fickle alarm clocks - C8c
Sickle plat ead irons per lb 0?c
Geo, H. KingsbiiTy,
17031705 Second Ave., Rock Island, Telephone 121 6.
402 Tift eenth street, Moline.
OUT our stock of Clothing,
Furnishing Goods at about
124 126 and 128
100 boxes pipitriee
Corn peppers, 1 qt -Wood
Towel Rings -Tea
Wood pails, toy
Lamp chimneys Nc. 1
Damp chimneys No. 2
Hard wood toothpicks
Always he leader in low prices
Ining-nration f Preiiden: -elect Cleveland,
For this occasion the Burlington
v i-uui j;tfuus iv Aorinorn railway
will sell round trip excursion tick
.i?.iiiij;hin, i. .. irom ail sta
tions on its line at very low rat
iiwisnn sale rel. -js. March 1 awl
frnnil to return until awl iwludin;
March 12, 13. For rates, tickets
time of trains awl other information
call ou or address any ayent of thi
company or J. E.'IIanneoan.
Gen'l T'kt or Pass. Ap"t.
Cedar Rapids. Iowa.
eomethlcff lhat Will Interestfche Ladies a
In a short timcthe Klu Hasle
chwentsor Dry Goods company" of
Dayonport, will announce the exact
date of their opening. They are re
ceiving large quantitiesof dry goods,
notions and cloaks daily and are at
work with a large force'of clerks, ar
ranging their new and elegant store,
which promises to be one of the lead
ing attractions of Davenport.
Withtngt n, D. C , and Betarn.
The C. K. I. & P. Ry Co. will sell
round trip tickets to Washington, D.
C, on account of the inaugural of
President-elect Cleveland, for I22.&6.
Dates of sale Feb. 28 to March 2d,
inclusive, limited for return passage
to March 12, inclusive.
L. M. Allen.
F. H. Pllmmek. A. P. D.
The taxes for 1892 are now due and
may be paid to the undersigned at
Hurst & Donaldson's office in Masonic
Temple block. Please bring your
last year's receipt, which will enable
the collector to find your description
on tbe tax,looks.
William J. Gamble, - ,
33 OrderrTaor Ice of f panes. 5"SS3
Kk k Island, Jan., 31. This is to
notify the public that I have cut a
good supply of good, pure ice and
that I am not in any combination.
I am now ready to make contracts
for the coming season and would re
spectfully solicit a reasonable share
William T. Svesue.
408 Forty-second Strwt.
The Oueen's Hie Book.
The largest book ever known is owned
by Queen Victoria. It is 18 inches thick
and weighs C3 rounds, and contains the
addresses of congratulation on the occa
sion of her jubilee. Chicago Inter Ocean.
"I'suffered for two years "from a
bad cough and pain in my chest, n 1
tried a number of remedies, but'CDr,
Bull's Cough Syrup was the only one
that eHectea a cure, r. J. Murphy,
Millionaire Shot in
Back by a Crank.
WHO THEN ESSAYS SELF-MURDER.
Probability That The Bonanza
Will Recover From His
Bat the Death of Hi Assailant Only m
Matter of Hoars Desperation at Losing
Hia Property at Stock Gambling the
Cause of the Wonld-Be Assassin's. Deed
Exasperated That Mackay Coald Bay
His Wife a SI 50,000 Jewel, the Lunatic
Keeks Revenge for llli Own Losses In
the Same Business That Made HI Vic
tim Rich. 1
SAN Fraxcisco, Feb. 25. The life of
John W. Mackay was attempted yesterday
by V. C. Rippey, an old man who was nn-
loubtedly insane, and who, after attempt
ing Mr. Mackay's as
the weapon upon
himself and inflicted
a mortal wound.
Shortly after noon
two men, one of them
an old man, were scon
w al k i n g through
Lack alley tbe alley
passaj?.' through Lick
JOHN" w. MACKAY. House frcm Sutter to
Post street. Persons who noticed the two
men paid no attention to them until sud
denly two shots in rapid succession were
fired, and the man who had fired them the
older was seen to fall near the end of the
alley. Tbe other, who seemed to be wound-'
ed, was at once helped into a buggy and
driven rapidly away, while the old man
lay bleeding and unconscious on the street.
Identification of the Shooter.
An immense crowd at once assembled
and the police soon arrived. A pa
trol wagon was called and the wounded
man was hurried to the receiving hospital.
There the doctor found that the suicidal
bullet bad penetrated above tbe heart and
had passed through to the back, from un
der tbe skin of which it was extracted.
At tbe time of the operation tbe man was
unconscious and pulseless. The wound
was pronounced fatal. There was little
on the dying man's person to indicate who
he was. He had in his pocket a letter ad
dressed to a morning paper in which the
writer stated that he was 73 years of age,
signed "W. C. Rippey," and there was also
upon him an envelope bearing the name,
Pr. L. L. Lincoln. On the back of the let
ter were the words, "The end is not yet."
Upon a sheet of paper under the heading
"Food for Reflection," were tbe words:
"Paid one hundred and fifty thousand dol
lars for one sapphire to place on. tbe fore
head of his wife a sufficient amount t3
have saved at least fivehundered of his vic
tims from suicidal graves. Just think of
it; Inscribe it upon bis tomb."
l.ot His Money in Stock Gambling,
shortly before 3 o'clock Dr. August A.
Drossel called at the receiving hospital
nud fully identified the dying man as W. C.
Uipjtey. He said: "I knew Rippey very
well. He used to come to my place every
day and read papers before he went down
town. He did not come in, this morning
as usual and be seemed very much dis
tressed over something as he passed about
ft o'clock. He was born in Cincinnati. (.).,
and leaves a wife and family there. At
one time he was worth over $100,009 and
made about &VJ.U00 on the Comstoek. He
came to San Francisco and began gam
bling in stocks. His monev soon began to
go and then be opened a cash grocery store.
that venture tailed and about four years
ago Be was running a bar and dining
room on tne steamer winch plies tietween
San Francisco and Stockton.
Knew All the Old-Timers.
At one time be lived in Denver and
owned quite a lot of property, but it also
went in his stock speculations. latterly
toe otu man was almost, without mean"
and was in a very despondent frame of
mind. He knew almost the old ti rat rs in
California, w hen no one else conld identi
fy a man old man Rippey was called upon
and be generally succeeded. About six
months ago he identified a man named
aiurou ana two weeas ago iaent:ned a
man named Malouey who jumped off the
wharf. Malcney was an old friend of Rip
pey and, like fcim, cad lost every cent he
ever bad in stocks. Maloney and Rippey
were rich men ji the old days and both
committed suicide from the same cause."
THE WOUNDED MILLIONAIRE.
Fatally Shot His Statement of the
The newt spread rapidly, and Mr. Mackay
had hardly reached his room before it was
besieged with friends anxions to know
whether his wound was serious. As he had
not yet been examined by a surgeon it was
thought advisable to receive no one. Assur
ance was, however, sent out to his friends
that he did not consider his wound serious,
and that he was not cctfined to his bed.
Mr. Mackay's statement of the affair is as
follows: "1 was walking down Sutter
street, bound for my room to pack my
valise, as I intended to go to Virginia City
this afternoon. v hen I reached Lick al
ley I thought it would be a short cut to the
hotel. I had hardly taken two steps into
the alley wnen l heard a pistol shot.
paused for a moment rather startled, for I
had not seen any one in tbe alley when I
entered it, and did not at first know from
which direction . the report of the pistol
came, buddeniy a voice exclaimed: 'Mr.
Mackay, you have been shot,' and looking
up I saw the gentleman who brought me
to my room .Mr. Bonner on tbe other
side of the alley.
Bonner Saw the Dust I'ly.
'No, 1 am not I replied. 'Yes you are,'
he insisted, 'for I saw dust fly from your
coat when the bullet struck you.' - I put
my band around under my coat and sure
enough, when I looked at my band it was
covered with blood. I then felt pain in
my back. It all happened in a second, and
turning half wav around I saw my assail
anc standing at tne Heart of tbe alley with
his pistol pointed at me. I then harried
across to the east of the alley, and as I did
so I saw the old man put the pistol, as I
thought, to bis mouth and fire it again.
He then reeled and fell, and I continued
up the alley until we reached Mr. Bon
ner's cart and he drove me to the Palace."
When Mr. Mackay was asked if he knew
the man who had shot him he said: "I
never knew of a man named Rippey. I
had a good look at the old man who shot
me, and I am certain I do not know' him.
I cannot give any reason for the assault."
Doctors Dig; Out the Bullet.
When Mr. Mackay reached his room at
the hotel he removed his garments without
assistance and waited for a physician. Dr.
Keeney and Dr. John F. Morse arrived
about the same time. After a brief ex
amination they stated that the wound was
not fatal. The bullet entered under the
right shoulder-blade, and glanced toward
the right. It was suggested that the physi
cians should delay probing for the bullet
until Mr. Mackay became more composed,
but tbe wounded man insisted that the
operation should be proceeded with imme
diately. Soon after 2 o'clock the physicians
extracted the bullet. Dr. Morse said that the
bullet entered belcw the right shoulder
blade and ranging slightly to the right
struck theverte,bra;lodging below in one of
the spinous processes.
The Wound Somewhat Dangerous.
Dr. Morse said that the wound was not
necessarily fatal, but that bis patient was
by uq means out of danger. He added
that in cases of gunshot wounds there
was always fear of blood poisoning or
lockjaw. When closely questioned Dr.
Morse said that it was too soon after ex
traction of the bullet to foretell the termi
nation of the wound, but that II r. Mackay
was resting quietly. Richard V. Dey tele
graphed to Mrs. Mackay in London and
young Mackay in New York that Mr.
Mackay bad been shot, but that tbe wound
was not considered dangerous. After ex
traction of the bullet he wired giving the
above statement of the patient s condition.
WAS THE WORK OF A CRANK.
Rippey Heard to Mutter Threats Against
the Bonanza King.
The details of the shooting and tbe move
ments of the man who committed the act
show plainly that it was the deed of a
crank, as insane as the fellow who tried to
blow up Russell Sage. For several days
old Rippey, who was well known about the
stock market, where he had sunk all his
money in mining stock speculations, bad
been noticed by the habitues of Pine street
and Pauper alley to be greatly excited. He
had been heard to mutter that he had been
trying to see John Mackay for many
months, and that this time Mackay should
not escape him.
I'aid No Attention to Him.
Those who heard his wanderings paid no
attention to him, as thev did not regard his
talk of any consequence F.ven his land
lady noticed his unusual nervousness, but
attributed it to loss of stocks. Yesterday
morning Rippey was seen on Montgomery
street eagerly watching the Xtvada bank?
Soon ufterward he slipped over toward the
Lick House. Mr. Tillman, Rippev's land
lady, said Rippey had been troubled a
great deal over the loss of a large amount
of money. She could not say that he bad
been especially troubled lately.;
His Anions Always Strange.
Rippey has been in the habit of frequent
ing a saloon on Clay street, between Mont
gomery and Sansome. It was noticed that
his actions were always strange and his
countenance indicated that something
was the matter with him. He conversed
with imaginary beings and all of a sudden
be would call out: "John W. Mackay, he
is my friend."
Tried to Interview Flood.
Then he would quiet down again, only
to utter the same words with additional
sentences, such as: "I have lost money in
stocks. All is not over yet. I will have
my revenge," It is said that Rippey
haunted old Millionaire Flood about ten
years ago and made desperate attempts to
get an interview with r lood, but failed.
Think Mackay Will Recover.
At a late hour last night Mr. Mackay's
condition was unchanged, and his phy
sicians think he will recover. Rippey was
still alive, but unconscious. His death
was only a question of a few hours.
PROMINENT RAILWAY MAN DEAD.
Allen MsuTtl, of The Atchison, Topeka
and Santa Fe.
Chicago, Feb. 2K. President Allen Man
uel, of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe
railway, died at Coronado Beach, Cab, yes
terday morning. Mr. Manvel left Chicago
six weeks ago suffering from a complica
tion of lung and kidney troubles. Re
ports for a time indicated an improvement
in his condition, and up to Thursday it
was thought he would recover. The an
nouncement of Mr. Manvel's death at San
ta Fe headquarters was discredited, as let
ters received by the morning mail told of
his hopeful improvement in health.
Notes of His Career.
Allen Manvel was liorn in New York 'state
in 1837, and at the time of his death was 66
years of age. With his parents he came to
Chicago in tbe "fifties," and acquired his
education in ttis city. His first railroad
ing was done with the Rock Island, and he
remained with that road until 1881, when
he went to the St. Paul, Minneapolis and
Manitoba. With this road, now the Great
Northern, he rose to the position of assis
tant general manager and purchasing
His Work for the Santa re.
He became president of the Santa Fefh
ISoO. When be took hold of the road it-
was practically bankrupt, but in five years
the securities of the company have more
than doubled in value. The entire system
has been placet! in good running order un
der Mr. Manvel's persona! supervision, and
it was this close atteut ion to the bnsiness
of the road that killed him. Two mouths
ago, in spite of tbe warnings of his physi
cians, ne went to rtw i nrk on matters
connected with tbe road, and there con
tracted tbe cold that finally caused his
France's imports in January were tlOi.
205,000 francs lesa in value than the corre
Buumj uiuuui ui iwj. xier exports, on
the other hand, show a gain of 3,5; 1,000
Blow, blow, blow! That disagreea
Die catarrh can be cured by takintr
rrj e ... .. J . .
w o osreapanua, tne CCOEtitU
The Gate City National bank, at Atlanta,
has closed because its capital was impaired
by the theft of 100,000 by its cashier, Lewis
Redwine. He has ' been arrested, but had
no money on hi in. "
Jules Ferry has been elected president of
the French senate by a large majority.
Mrs. Charles Erath, of St. Joseph, Mo.,
has given birth to twins which can find
room in a quart measure.
Fire at Kadikey, Turkey, destroyed 500
houses, made 3,000 persons homeless, and
cost 5,0( 0,000 francs in money.
Dr. Daniel E. Smith, of Mobile, died
from blood poisoning contracted while
making a post mortem on a patient who
had died of consumption.
Chicago carpenters and their employers
have agreed on a scale for the coming year
and there will be no strikes.
. Obituary: At New York, Arthur Leary,
aged fit" At Boston, Miss Amelia Fisher,
an old-time actress. At Fairbury, HL,
William Umberfleld, aged 82. At Wash
ington, Edward S. Hoar, brother of Sena
tor Hoar, aged 60. In Buchanan county,
la., J. D. Smith, aged 98. At El Dara, 111.,
Fred Ottowa, aged rW.
Under extradition proceedings the
United States ' authorities turned over to
the Mexicans a desperado named Edwardo
Iopez. The Mexicans immediately tied
him to a post and shot him to death.
The bill to disestablish the Welsh
church his passed its first reading in the
British house of commons.
Chris Von der Abe's son Edward fell
under a cable car at St. Ixniis and it is
feared he was fatally injured.
Peter T. E. Smith, paying teller of the
First Xationai bank of Wilmington, Del.,
is a self-confessed embezzler to the amount
Thirty persons were injured by the col
lapse of the flour in Odd Fellows' hall at
Weston, Onl., while a Masonic social was
J. H. Roberts company's basket-making
ilant at Poplar Bluff, Mo., has burned
down. Loss, $40,000: insurance, 1 10.000 "
The liabilities the Beau pre Mercantile
company, whose failure was announced at
St. Paul, are $400,000.
Colonel C'liilds, of Missouri, is doing his
level best to get reappointed as minister to
British Columbia banks after March 1
will only accept American silver at "JO per
McKinley Would Probably Refuse.
Watektows, N. Y., Feb. VS. As the re
sult of an editorial suggestion by the Wat-
ertown Times the Lincoln league, the lead
ing Republican organization of Water
town and the couuty of Jefferson, held a
meeting Thursday night at which a move
ment was started which it is hoped will ex
tend to all parts of the. country. The idea
is to start u subscription in which the
amount will lie limited to i, the fund thus
created to tw given to Governor McKinley,
of Ohio, as a testimonial for past services
to the Republican party, as an expression
of sympathy in his financial affliction, and
as a provision against his threatened retire
ment Iro-JH political lifei order to retrieve
his fortunes in business."
t.rrshuin Vicits Cleveland.
Lakewood, X. J., Feb. Judge
Gresham arrived iu Lakewood at 5:30 p. m.
yesterday, and was driven to the Cleve
land cottage. He will be Mr. Cleveland's
guest until this afternoon, when he will
leave for Chicago. Gresham had an hour's
conference yesterday with ex-Secretary
John W, Foster, at New York.
Killed in a Hog-Scraper Vat. "
Bcbfalo.N.Y., Feb. 25. George Ueintr,
a carpenter, Jost his life in a horrible man
ner yesterday at Hold's slaughter house.
HeiuU was called upon to mend a leak in
hog-scraper vat, a monster-tub filled with
a sort of splasher with six arms equipped
with sharp blades, which in motion are de
signed to scrape the hair from the bodies of
the bogs. lUintx concluded bis work and
and the engineer supposing be had left the
vat, started the machinery. Hardly bad
the arms began to revolve when a terrible
shriek issued from the vat. Tbe machin
ery was quickly stopped and Heintz was
found at tbe bottom of the vat with his
head crushed and mangled and his neck
broken. He died almost instantly.
The Ieal Market.
risr TimothT. Sta. 00: culacd. f lOail : !( lira
19.00; baied. (10.0O3U.O0.
Fnttcr Fsir to choice, 25t; creamery, 27c.
Epgs Fresh, 2527.
Poultry Chickeas. Sc: tarkevs HUi
docks, litfc: reese, 10c.
rurrr and vrosTiBLis.
Apples (4 00 per bbl.
onions 14 .00 per bbl.
Turnips 0c per bu.
Cattle Butchers pay for corn fed! steers
43c; cows and Deifeis, 2Mft3!c; calve
THRICE OF OTHER BRAND?.
"OI-D 1 N CAN S.ONLY