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Rock Island Daily Argto
r . XLI NO. 158
ROCK ISLAND. THURSDAY, APRIL 20, 1893.
I Single Copies Orafff
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Jore New Clothing than all the rest of the
Clothing Houses in Kock Island combined.
No old Damaged goods to palm off on you
for Fresh Goods, but
b'GOOD, Honest fresh Merchandise
AT EXTREMELY LOW PRICES.
to Dozen Men's Balbrigan Shirts and Drawers worth 2$ cents for 12 l-2c
Dozen Men's Balbrigan Shirts and Drawers worth 75 cents for 33 l-2c
0 Dozen Boy's Shirts and Drawers worth 25 to 40 cents for 12 l-2c
0 different styles Men's Suits
WORTH $15.00 FOR $8.99.
They all claim to give you good values; see this line before buying,
b'O Ghild's Suits worth up to $5.00 for $2J9.
This is a good line of goods for you, Boy's Shirt Waists worth 25c for 9c.
JAHNS & BERTLESEN
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Peoria Cook and Ranges,
Tinware And Hotjsk Furnishing Goods.
1612 SECOND AVENUE.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.
Q's Artistic Tailoring.
fie Fashionable Fabrics for Spring and Summer have
J. B. ZIMMER,
2all and'leave your order.
Stab bIookOppositk Habpkr House.-!
JOHN G IPS ON,
rj y 'the jibst-clabs
Opposite the Old
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If lost you can recover it
quickly and be healthier
and wealthier by using
Fori sale at
Habpeb House Phakmacv.
Jotin Volk: & Co..
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Manufacturers of ' Tltift
Sash Doors Blinds, Siding, "Flooring,
sat all kinij of wood! work for traildara.
attcuteeaUi 8C oat. Tutrd ud Fourta eves.
On the Drama of Life of Edwin
THE G HEAT A0T0E AGAIN STRICKEN
A Second Stroke of Paralysis, with the
Rapture of a Blood Vessel In the Brain,
Lays Him Low and Death Is Believed
Near at Hand Physicians In Constant
Attendance, Who Can Give Ko Hope of
New York, April 30. Edwin Booth, the
tragedian, is lying at the Players' cluh
suffering from paralysis. It is feared that
this, the second paralytic stroke with
which the famous
actor has been
stric ken, will
prove fataL At 11
o'clock yesterda y
igle, of the Play
ers' club, not hav
ing heard from
Mr. Boo tii opened
the door of his sleep
ing apartment at the club and found the
tragedian lying in bed unconscious. Dr.
St. Clair Smith and Dr. Ransom were im
mediately summoned and they gave it as
their opinion that he had been stricken
with paralysis some time during the night.
The doctors remained with the patient all
day. Tlis condition was consideeed very
critical and the attending physicians said
that it was very doubtful if he would re
cover. Rapture of m Blood Vessel.
When the physicians arrived they found
that Mr. Booth was suffering from a
stroke of paralysis, resulting from a
rupture of one of the blood vessels of the
brain. Mr. Booth remained in a half uu
conscious condition all day, only rallying a
little about 10 o'clock p. m. He recognized
one or two of his friends and his daughter.
but the recognition was merely momentary.
The fact of Mr. Booth's illness was kept
exceedingly quiet and only his immediate
mends and his doctors knew it. At 1. a.
in. it was announced at the Players' club
bouse that Mr. Booth was sinking and
that while he might recover, his condition
was more precarious than at any time
since his attack.
The Great Actor's First Attack.
The first attack of this kind which Mr.
ijoom naa was on April 3, ltres. lie was
then playing Othello with Lawrence Bar
rett in Kocnester. tie appeared weak, as
the performance went on. .and -flnaJlv an.
other actorbadV be put in his place to
finish an act of the play. He had for the
time lost the use o his vocal organs, as in
the present case. Mr. Barrett, fearing the
attack was of a much worse nature than
it really proved, made an address to the
audience saying that Mr. Booth would
probably not be able to act again. He re
covered, however, in a few days. Since
Mr. Booth gave his Isst performance at the
Academy of Mnsic in Brooklyn, on April
8, 191, his health has been generally poor.
Ills Last Appearance;in Public
He has spent the most of his time at the
Players' club. A few weeks ago he ap
appeared to be better, so much so indeed
that it was reported that he would return
to the stage next season. lie had been in
the habit of leaving the club to dine with
his daughter once or twice a week and he
went to the theatre a few times. The last
time be was seen in public was on April 8,
when he attended Alexander Salvini's per
formance at the Manhattan opera house.
For the last few days he has not been so
The latest report is that Mr. Booth's
condition is unchanged. Dr. St. Clair
Smith was still at the Players' club with
FOUND DEAD IN HIS OFFICE.
Died Alone and His Body Not Fonnd for
Washington, April 20. On the morn
ing of March 4, when President Cleveland
was inaugurated, the janitor of the old
Thompson law building saw Colonel
Charles J. Murphy, a lawyer and claim
agent of this city, well known to Texans
and to Ohio war veterans, lock his office
door and go ont quietly. On a slate on
the door was inscribed in a bold, legible
handwriting "will return shortly." Neither
the janitor nor any of the numerous per
sonal and business friends of Colonel Mur
phy had seen him since. The doors re
mained locked, the janitor being afraid to
break it open.
The police were finally notified and last
night broke into the office, expecting to
find evidence of foul play. Sitting in his
chair at his desk the police found the miss
ing man, dead. Apparently the end had
come without warning, possibly from
heart disease. The body was in a fair
state of preservation, notwithstanding
death had taken place six weeks ago. Col
onel Murphy had doubtless returned un
observed to his room and had locked the
door, but had forgotten to scratch out the
writing on the slate. Friends had called
for him repeatedly while he lay lifeless
Colonel Murphy was familiar enough
about public places here. He was born in
Ireland and shortly before the war lived
in Cincinnati. He organized an Ohio regi
ment at his own expense. At the close of
hostilities he moved to Brownsville, Tex.,
where he built up a lucrative law business
among the Mexicans. He was a red-hot
Republican and his outspoken utter
ances in Texes gave him frequent difficult
ies. He came here early in Arthur's ad
ministration, as a candidate for office
which he failed to get and fthen took up
the law business here. He is said to have
attended every presidential convention
since Grants first nomination.
WOMAN IS COMING ALONG.
What the Civil Service Men Say of Her
WASHiNOTOx.April 5i0. The ninth in,
nual report of the civil service commis
sion is made public. The report show
that during the past year the proportion
of women appointed under the civil service
law increased from less than one woman
to five men a year to an average of one
woman appointed to every three men. The
same thing prevails as to promotions in
the departments, which are based on effi
cient records. During the past year there
has been a decided increase in the number
of women promoted to the higher grades
Referring to political assessments the
report says that the commission, for the
first time in its existense, last fall too It a
firm stand against political assessments
and exhausted its powers in the matter of
preventing or stopping them, and punishing
those who made them. It believes its
action had a beneficial effect, although
much assessing took place in spite of
everything. It is recommended that it be
made a penal offense to solicit political
contributions from employes in any place
The report showa that from l$8l to 1891
the total number of government employes
increased from 134.610 to 1S3.4SS, or 39 per
cent. The number under the civil service
has increased from 14,500 in 1SS3 to 34,000
at present. The report recommends that
the classified service be extended as rap
idly as practicable to cover every position
in the public service to which it can ap
propriately be applied; as, for instance, to
clerks and writers in navy yards, to al
most the entire body of officials in the
District of Columbia, to the internal reve
nue service, to custom houses with twenty-
five employes, and to free delivery poet-
LEGISLATION FOR ILLINOIS.
tt Proceeds at the ITsnal Pace House
fePBlKGFlELD, April 20. There was a
long contest in the senate over the
Berry anti-pool selling bilL It was a
special order and as soon as it came up a
motion to recommit was made in order to
afford opportunity to amend it. Berry
said he was ured of foolishness; every sen
ator knew how he intended to vote and the
issue should be met squarely. It was
finally sent back to the judiciary commit
tee. Two other anti-pool selling bills took
the same course.
The house listened to reading of bills the
third time and then continued the struggle
over the senatorial apportionment until
the Democrats got a full house and had
the journal approved so as to show that
the bill had been read the first time and
referred. In the senate a joint resolution
was introduced asking the president to
withhold the ratification of . the Russian
treaty, or give notice of its termination, if
it provides for extraditing men for offenses
triable by military or summary pro cess.
A New Departure in Workhonse Cases.
Cleveland, April 30. The Hildebrand
cumulative sentence bill, which passed the
Ohio general assembly last week, proposes
to apply the habitual criminal principle
to workhouse sentences. The second sen
tence of any culprit is to be twice that of
the first and the third twice as long
as the second. After tbe third conviction
the misdemeanant can be sentenced from
one to three years, at tbe discretion of the
court. The purpose is to give the prisoner
time to reform and learn a useful trade.
while saving the public the large expense
of his frequent arrest and reconviction.
Noted British Karl Very III.
Loxdox, April 30. Edward Henry
Smith Stanley, fifteenth earl of Derby, has
been prostrated by an attack of heart dis
ease and his condition is extremely critical.
On account of his advanced age (67) it is
feared that he may not recover. He has
served in three cabinets, that of his father.
LOrd Beaconsheld, and Mr. Gladstone.
Lord Stanley of Preston, his brother, who
is the present governor general of Canada,
is his heir.
George Gould Says It a Lie.
New York, April 20. When shown the
statement that the Missouri Pacific was
to be put into the hands of a receiver and
that the floating debt of the company was
$7,000,000 more than its looks showed,
George J. Gould said: "There is not a
word of truth in tbe statement. There is
to be no receiver and the company's float
ing debt is only f4,000,000, all of which is
carried by Russell Sage and myself."
Meeting of the Seamen's Union.
New Orleans, April 20. The second
annual convention of the National Sea
men's union of America is in session here
with delegates from thirty-three branches,
representing 22,000 members.in attendance.
Letters of sympathy were read from Sam
uel Plimsoll, the celebrated seamen's friend
of the British parliament, and Samuel
Gompers, of the Federation of Labor.
Chicago Wins a, Ksea Coarse Case.
Chicago April 20. The appellate court
in an opinion by Justice Gary baa sus
tained the dty in its fight against the Gar
field Park club and affirmed the finding
of the lower court. Tbe opinion says that j
horse racing is an amusement which the
city has the right to require to be licensed. '
Was a Little Too Previous.
Washington, April 20. The treasury
department says that the eub-treasurers
have not yet been ordered to cease redemp
tion of silver notes of the law of 1890 in
gold and that nothing of this sort will be
done in advance of the actual emergency,
but there is reason to believe that steps of
this sort have been determined on and
perhaps initiated, though yet in a formal
The Cholera In Russia.
St. Petersburg, April 20. The official
cholera statistics just issued show that
from March 13 to March 27 there were 460
new cases and 120 deaths in the govern
ment of Podolia, and from March 27 to
April 13, 113 new cases and thirty-five
deaths in the government of Oof a. Else
where in the empire fifteen new cases and
seven deaths are reported.
Bretoery xire aiXfetrolt.
Detroit, April 20. Ph. Kling's brewery
has been damaged to the extent of from
$60,000 to $75,000 by fire. In addition to
the machinery, 40,000 bushels of malt were
brj-ood- The iosnraoce is $52 000.
Who Says "What's In a Name?" ,
Beeslau, April 20. A boa constrictor
and a so-called "Hieroglyphic" serpent
fought over some food that was thrown
them. After a long struggle tbe hierog
lyphic serpent vanquished the boa con
strictor, which measured three meters, and
Wounded tn a Railway Wrsajtju.-w.'
Dk Soto. Mo., April 20. The following;'
are the victims of the wreck of the pas
senger train on the Iron Mountain railway
which was derailed two miles north this
place: Conductor J. H. Dotes, head Cut
and body bruised; Mrs. C -Gttjim,
Memphis; Ed Dillon and F. W. ' giniUi,
Little Rock; Mrs. L. C. Scholes. Chicago;
Louis Busner, Mellville, Wis.-;H,-H.Hos
and James McDonald, MellvUleUlajMra.
James McMarrinnie, Kansas dty Were
all slightly injured. The conductor may
die. Brakeman Greely was severely hurt.
Celebrated the Battle of LeifnKton.
Lexington, Mass., April 20.Th clti- -
eens of this historical town celebrated the
the 118th anniversary of the firing of the .
"shot heard around the world.'' TlteFT
town was in gala dress and everybody ottV),..
on pleasure bent. Tbe celebration was the ' .
most successful the old town has held since
the 100th anniversary in 1875.
Radical Reduction of Tariff.
Washington, April 20. Representative
McMillin, of Tennessee, was asked: "Do
you look for a radical reduction of the tar
iff by the next congress?'' He replied: "I
do, indeed. The people will not be satis-
fied with anything else, and it is bound to
Vice President Stevenson Coming- West.
Washington,, April 30 Vice President
Stevenson and family have left this city
over the Baltimore and Ohio railway for
Chicago. After remaining in Chicago a
day the vice president will go to his home
in Bloomington, Ilia.
"scalier (iaadmuf -seriously III.
Torosto. Ont., April 20. Guadaur, the
sculler, is seriously ill and all his matches
at the World's fair and with the Austral
i.in champion may have to be declared off
LIVE STOCr?AND PRODUCE'MARKETS.
Chicago. April 19.
Following were the quotations on . the
board of trade today: Wheat April, opened
73?c, closed 72c; May, opened 75b closed TSfio;
July, opened 73Mc closed 73la Corn April,
opened 40c, closed 40c; May. opened tOIc. .
closed 40$c; July, opened 4ZHc closed S9fC.
Oats May, opened 28c, closed JiTAjjc; June,
opened 28c, closed 28c; July, opened 28a,
closed 27?6a Pork May. opened 110.80, closed
$16.07tt: July, opened $16.85. closed $lT.17tt;
September, opened $17.10. closed
Lard May. opened $9.70. closed $9.75.
Live Stock: The prices at the' Union
Stock yards today ranged as follows:
Hogs Estimated receipts for the day 90,000;
quality not so good; left over about 3,000; mar
ket active and packers and shippers both,
buying freely: prices 5&10o - his hen Bates
ranged at $4.75 & 6.90 pigs. . $AS Q TJ
light, $6.90Q7.0f rough packiag. S&M&T.ao
mixed, and $7.10&7.40 heavy faefc-ing and
shipping lots. v
Cattle Estimated receipts for the'' day
18.000; quality fair: market rather ac
tive on local and shipping account
and prices were about steady; quota
tions ranged at $5.400.00 'shipping steers,.
$4.15(34.60 fair to good. $3.7S44& ess til '
medium do, 2&&Utl& butchers steers; $S.Taa
3.60 stockers. $3.6i&i.a0 feeders. XJ53.VJ
cows. $-UtaUi) heifers, L33.75 bulls .
$2.40&4.40 Texas steers, and $3.OJ0JS5 veal
calves. " . "'u
Sheep Estimated receipts for the day 12.910;
quality fain market slow and weak, with
prospects for lower prices; quotations ranged
at $4.UH3-"x35 per 100 lbs westerns, $3.50&&.50
natives, and $4.506.40 lambs. .. . ---
Produce; Butter Fancy separator, 28c per
lb: fancy dairy. 2522S; packing stock, 12&14C.
Egge Fresn stock. 14Vc per doe. Dressed
Poultry Chickens, 12i&13c per lb; turkeys,
130,15c; ducks. llai2.Lc: gees,-. $iU0S.0O
per doz. Potatoes Burbanks. 6S&70 per bush
el; Hebrons, 6j67c per bushel; Peerless, 633
65c; Rose. 70d75c Sweet Potatoes Fair to
choice, $3.75&1.50 per barreL Apples Com
mon stock. $iU03i2.i per barrel; fair to good,
$2.5U&3.00; fancy. $X2i Honey White clover
in 1-1 b sections, 17(&18c per lb; broken comb.
10c; dark comb, good condition liX&Hoc- ex
tracted, 6Qc per lb. 1
New York. --r
New York. April 19.
Wheat April, 74-4c: May. 74Vr&7ac;' July.
77&77Hic; September, :f4ia7c; December, 8S
G-t&c- Rye Quiet and steady; western. 68a
Wc Barley Dull and firm quiet; state,
,dc; western, euii.oc. Corn ,0. a auiet and
steady; May. 4737Ts: June, 48c: ''July.
4S &-lig?ic: August, 4V4C; No. 8, 49la0c; -steamer
mixed. 4Jc Oats No. 2 dull and,
easirn state, 37J&4Hc; western. 37Q49c: Mari .
2.1-i&S3 5-16c Pork Quiet and easy; old
mess, $1.5; new mess, $1&JS5. Lard Doll
The L.oral Market.
Hst Timothr. 19.00: nrland. Iioail dclonvh
J3.00; baled. $10 00311.00.
Butter Fair to choice, SOr? ; creamery. ic.
Ecc Fresh. IIS!:.
Poultry Chickens, 1214 c; turkeys 12J,
docks, l-'tte; geese, 10c.
rstrrr ixb tsbtablcs.I
Apples $4 00 perbbl.!
Onions $4 .00 per bbU - - .
Turnips 60c per bu. - '
Cattle Batchers pay for corn fel .iteta
434Hc; cows and neifei,'! Sft&aitc; calTaa , .
4Sc. . -.
Hogs 7 7HC - 5 ..-Sj
Bheep 46c. t-
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