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iAND Daily Argus.
XLI NO. 210
BOCK ISLAND. THURSDAY , JUNE 22. 1893.
Ptngle OoplM S OuM
Per Week ISM Cents
II I a
of all Suit Sales
No use telling you where we got them or why we are offering these suits
at such ridiculously low prices. What you want is plain talk We will sell
vou suits worth more than double the price .we quote. You know us; when
we name a price it is away BELOW ALL COMPETITORS, and for that
reason we do the business. Look at our suits at
- $3.69, $ 6.39, $7.39, -
WE GUARANTEE there is not a suit in the lot but which' is worth more
Than double the price we ask for them. Our aim is to do by far the largest
Clothing business in Rock Island, and we are doing it, BUT ALWAYS
HUNGRY FOR MORE. Compare Prices.
THE LOW DO
The Greatest Bargain Givers.
JAHNS & BERTLESEN
Peoria Cook and Ranges,
Tinware And Houbk Furnishing Goods.
1612 second avenue.
ROCK 1ST. AND, ILL.
s Artistic Tailoring.
Tie Fashionable Fabrics for Spring and Summer have
J. B. ZIMMER,
- Call and leave your order
tab Block Opposite Harper House:
Is now located in his sew hop.
At 324 Seventeenth Street.
W"Xiht shoes a specialty. ' Opposite the Oli etano.
Is Life Worth Living?
That Depends Upon Your Health.
Will cure jo a and keep ycu well.
For sale at Harper House Pharmacy.
JoJtin Volk & Co..
STANFORD IS DEAD
California's Most Generous Cit
izen Closes Mis Career.
mE SUMMONS COMES US THE NIGHT
Ssa Doors Blinds didin. Flooring,
ac il kinds or woodjwors for onUder.
BiDleenb a', imi. Thud ami roortfe am.
A Fortune of From S40.000.000 to GO,
000,000 Said To He Left Largely in Hen
factions Southern Pacific Kngtneers of
Long Service, to Act as Pall Hearers at
the Fnneral Interesting Incidents of
the Dead Man's rife.
Sa Fraxcisco, June 23. The death of
Senator Leland Stanford Tuesday niirht
has cast a gloom over this whole state. It
was known that he was not a well man.
that his avordupois.
had increased so that
it was difficult for
h.'.'i to walk; but few
knew that death was
near. To these few it
had been evident for
some days past that
bur n short time. His
symptoms were apo-
LEI.AXD STAKFOfcD. plectic.and his weight
was increasing alarmingly. There was
stiffness about the limbs that made loco
motion an exceedingly difficult task. His
body was fast becoming too heavy for his
limits to support, and he could take only
the slightest exercise. Six months ago
the senator sent for Dr. Curtis, of San
Francisco, who prescribed heroic treat
ment, but the senator was not ready to
undergo drastic methods for a reduction
of flesh and the restoration of waning
Iresrriueil a Severely Plain liet.
His apoplectic symptoms increased, and
his situation became such as to create sit
ious alarm alnnit six weeks ago, when it
was fou:al necessary to impose a severely
plain diet upon the senator, and since that
time his sole food had consisted of fried
hashed meat, with hot water as the only
liquid accompaniment. The senator rigidly
adhered to the severe requirements of his
physician, and it seemed for a time that the
results wire most beueticial and might
possibly theet a permanent cure.
Hud Deferred Action Too Long.
The senator, indeed, expressed himself
as much encouraged and looked forward
hopefully to the time when he could de
vote himttclf with renewed energy to pub
lic affairs and to the completion of certain
educational and other lictii-rolcut enter
prises that were very near to his heart.
Hut his strength was not sufficiently great
to respond to the demands upon it. Its
fundamental weakness suddenly mani
fested itself and be passed quietly away.
A Cireat Kail way Achievement.
Leland Stanford was more of a business
man than statesman. He was born near
Albany, X. Y., in li4, and siient his early
years on. a farm. Later he studied law,
but in 152 abandoned the profession and
went to California, where he went into
til he waWa TOUrti-tniilionaire. Ho was
governor of California" avad-fttetatrch Re
publican. leing prominent inthe party all
bis later life. Me was one of the chief pro
moters of the Union Pacific railway, and
drove the last spike himself on May 10,
He built 5G0 miles of this road in 293
What Will KfM-ji HIM Memory Creen.
He was a very successful breeder of
horses and his Palo Alto farm was de
voted to this business and has given the
turf such flyers as Electioneer, Sunol and
Arion. jBut his chief claim to the remem
brance of future generations is his gener
osity in providing the splendid educational
endowment for this state uf the Leland
Stanford. Jr., university. To this he de
voted $20,!K,iKV. and there is absolutely
nothing neglected that money can buy for
its perfect equipment. The college is in
memory of his only child, a son, who died
when he was 16 years of age, and who had
leen tbs apple of his father's eye. He had
hoped great things of this boy, and when
death took him' the father began to think
how he could best keep his memory green.
The university shows that Iceland Stan
ford had loth a level head and a heart
in the right place.
HI HeiicfactioiiM Were Varied.
The university was not Lis onlybenefac
tion.forhis beneficence haslieen as varied as
his career. The needy individual has not
leen passed by that the public- institution
might be magnified. In Mrs. Stanford,
who survives him, he had a worthy mate.
She keeps seven kindergartens going, and
has eight institutions for the education of
young girls in various parts of the coun
try. Sometimes she wears dresses three
PREPARATIONS FOR THE FUNERAL.
Locomotive Kngineers To He Pall Hearer
The Wealth He Left.
The funeral services will take place on
Saturday from University 'chapel and will
be conducted by Rev. Mr. Foute, of Grace
Episcopal church. A few days ago in talk
ing with Mrs. btaniom tne senator
quested that when" his pall bearers were
selected a number of engineers should be
chosen from among the men who have
been longest in the employ of the South
ern Pacific company. His request is to pp
honored and it has been decided to have
twenty pall bearers, eight of whojg are
to be engineers. ' ' '
The body will fiuaUy be laid at rest fei
the vault near the university in which (he
remains of , Leland Stanford, Jr., now re
pose, .The contents of Senator Stanford's
will are not definitely known, as none of
the gentlemen of Palo Alto outside of Mr.
Gage could give any clew as to the dispo
sition that has been made of the property.
Mr. Gage in speaking of the matter said:
"While I have no positive information
regarding the terms of Mr. Stanford's will
I can give a general idea of how he intend
ed to dispose of his estate.
"I spoke with him many times in a con
fidential wav and thereby learned that his
paramount ambition was to live
long enough to perpetuate tire university,
and I am positive that the bulk of
his property has Ijeen devoted to
that noble object. As to the value
of his estates 1 am uWuble to give ac
curate figures, but it will run anywhere
from $40,0.0,100 to $00,000,000."
It is learned thit Captain X. G. Smith is
one of the executors of the will, which
among aher things provides that the trus
tees of tN university shall be placed in
possession of the Vina ranch of 90,000 acres
and most of the Palo Alto property. Mrs.
Stanford, under the will, ia to carry out
the work of her husband r?arding the
college. Mrs. Stanford le.irs np well under
the affliction. The long continued Illness
of the senator prepared her for his taking
off and softened the shock.
INCIDENTS OF HIS CAREER.
lie Karly IevckM the Capacity to Catch
Tlx- Nlniber Shilling.
Mr. Stanford earned his first money by
picking a load of horseradish, washing
each root separately, and selling the horse
radish in Schenectady. On this financial
venture, undertaken at the age of 6, he
reaped a profit of two York shillings. Two
years later he proved that he had ia him
the making of the president of a trust. A
sharp frost came and all the chestnuts fell
tot lie ground. He picked many quarts.
Every boy in the neighborhood had done
the same, and the chestnuts were going
begging. Young Stanford thought the
matter over. He gt a number of friends
to join him, and they stored their chest
nuts away for the market Xo go up, which
it did, and they then sold for 25 chestnuts
whic h would have lieen sacrificed for $2 or
J at the most if put ou the market prema
turely. That was a good deal of money for a boy
eight years old at a time when grown men
were paid two shillings a (Ay. Perhaps
the best stroke of fortune that befell Mr.
Stanford is related in connection with his
brief residence in Wisconsin. He had made
arrangements for the founding of a news
paper at Port Washington, he to be both
editor and financial backer. lie drove to
Milwaukee with a wagon, intending to
haul home with him a newspaper plant
TAXTORD BKSIDKXCE, PALO ALTO, CAT.
IVil HHJslgrUU lut .
Death-Dealing Storm Strikes a Kausas
Pekkv, Kas., June 21 A terrible
storm swept over this town this eve
ning, and left not a house or barn
standing in its path through town or
country. Eleven dead bodies have
been found and the dead will proba
bly roach 20. All the bodies are ter
ribly mangled. Three persons arc
known to be'fatally hurt.
The known dead are L. F. Kvans,
Emery Evans, Mrs. John Hutchin
son, Samuel Kincaide, Clara Kin
caide, Sadie Kincaide, Walter Kin
caide, Fva Kincaide, Samuel Stewart.
Details cannot be obtained at this
rived too late to boy -fet, and as he could
not hear of any other plant-: that came
within his means he was compelled to give
up the newspaper, idea. He always, how
ever, entertained a high opinion of the
power of the press. "A newspaper report
er," he is reported as saying "has more
power than a saBator of the United States,
or the governor of a state."
Although owner of the Palo Alto farm
which turned out so many fast trotters he
never cared for fast driving; all his inter
est was in improving the strain. He was
the first man to push the breeding of trot
ters from thoroughbred mares. One day
he took a friend dowp to his farm. He had
the horses brought out the babies, the
yearlings, the 2-year-olds, and so on.
"Well," said his friend, don't see much
in this, Stanford, to amuse a man who has
so much wealth as you.'' "Don't your"
said the governor somewhat testily at
first; 'don't you Well,": he said reflec
tively, "probubly you dost, but I do.
"You see, I don't care fox what you fel
lows call society. It Is no pleasure to me;
I don't care for cards the sort of amuse
ments that most jieople enjoy; I have
money enough, and don't want to make
any more; I am too old for the pleasures o
the table, and the fact is this is about the
only enjoyment I have." It is doubtful if
the Palo Alto establishment has ever
shown a balance on the right side of the
ledta-r. although Malcom Forbes paid him
$180.0"0 for Arion and Koliert Bonner gave
fo.ooo to $50,000 for Sunol.
He did much to develop instantaneous
photography. He conceived the idea that
the theories of horse students regarding
the positions and movements of horses in
trotting and running were erroneous. So
he sent for the best photographer in San
Francisco. "Mybridge," he said, "can you
take a picture so quickly as to catch the
position of a horse's feet when hsf is trot
ting" Mybridge shook his head. "I'm
afraid not," he answered. "Photography
isn't so far developed as that Jt.'''
"Ther go down to my farm and develop
it." said Stanford. "You shall have all the
Ir.oTpy you want to experiment with, ana j
I will pay you wen ior your time, i want
to know how a horse trots and runs." So
Mybridge went down to the farm and ex
perimented for months. The result was a
system of instantaneous photographs that
have not ouly startled the scientific world,
but they have turned over many of the
most important theories of horsemen, and
showed that Stanford's ideas were correct.
Pension Examiners Dismissed.
Washington, June 2 A number of
pension examiners have HMsen dismissed,
among them being the following: Joseph
F. Allison, and J. A, 23uchanan, of Illi
nois; M. L. Bundy,' Jr., Indiana; Andrew
Downing, Iowa; A. H. Davis, J. X. Du
four, Samuel Frazer, and - M. A. Gelwich,
Indiana; N. A. Lowry and S. W. McEl
dery, Iowa; C. B. Bobbins and O.
C, Perry, Indiana.
Kdwin ioota rretty ucu otr.
Xtw Yokk. June 22. Edwin Booth's
will has been filed. He leaves the bolk.af
his property, which is worth tdXK,00O, to
his daughter, but distributed legacies of
from elO.OOO to f2,500 to relatives, friends,
actors' institutions and couple of asylums.
llaa iseen Drinking Heavily.
LoNi Bilaxcii, X. J., June 22. Louis
Dreyfus, one of the wealthiest and best
known business men of this place, com
mitted suicided by shooting himself in the
head at his home on Broadway. It is said
Mr. Dreyfus had been drinking heavily of
Cowboys at Gal va, Iowa.
GaCva, June 22. The cowboy race has
arrived here. Gillespie and Stephens came
in first and Berry followed an hour later.
Berry has departed at 10-,30, and Gillespie
and Stephens followed for Fort Dodge, the
next registering place.
LIVE STOCK AND PRODUCE MARKETS.
Chicago, Jane 21.
Following were the quotations on the
board of trade today: Wheat. June, opened
&eo, closed Wici July, opened 65c closed
65Mic; September, opened !0o. closed TOo.
Corn June, opened 41c, closed iljc; July,
opened UHc, closed 41c; September, opened
4iic, closed 43o. Oats June, opened 3u$&:,
closed 30-c: July, opened 80c, closed
2ltJc; September, opened 0ic, closed 26$c.
Pork June, opened , closed ; July.
opened S19.bTJ, closed Sl'.'.oO; September,
opened SdO.TO, closed Sao.4U- Lard July,
opened $;.57K. closed S9.45.
Live Stock: The prices at the Union
Stocks yards today rangred as follows:
Ilosif Estimated receipts for the day 29,000;
quality good: left over 3.50U; market opened
active and weak; sales ranfred at 94.60&O.35
pigs.SS KK&6.40 lUrhs, S5.9ufl.10 rough packing,
0.OM j.8.2o mixed, and Sd.O5&0.2j heavy pack- ,
ing and shipping lots.
Cattle Estimated receipts for the day
15.ni0; quality only fair; market little slow and
prices weak; about half the arrivals
were Texans; quotations ranged at $o.3J
G5.C0 choice to extra shipping steers.
f4.T(l O 5.2U good to choice do., ?4.3J
14.60 fair to good, ?4 OU&4.40 common
to medium do, 3.Kisi.0J butchers' steers.
f2.5ttS3.60 stockers, S3.OoJil.40 feeders, 51.50
8.60 cows, t3.25S4.00 heifers, $2.4.00 bulls.
$2.50&i.50 Texas steers, and S3.0U&6.00 veal
Sheep Estimated receipts for the day 16,000; .
quality fair; market fairly active and prices
lower; quotations rangea h per
10U lb .westerns, $2.75(,4.60 Texas, $3.50
5.50 natives, $4.7536.00 lambs and spring lambs
at $5 0U&6-50 per 1JU lbs. "
lii ilii n.iTtnw TTnrti tt firuirutn lftfclKlA
per lb; fancy dairy, ld&l;c; packing stock, 129
lAfo, Eggs Fresh northern stock,126ai3o per
dos. Lire poultry Spring chickens, 18&le
per ' lb: hens, 9c; turkeys, 9c; docks. 00;
geese, H0O3.4.00 per doz. Potatoes Wlscoo- ,
sin Bur hanks. 7075o per bo; Michigan, 65
70c; Hebrena, 6065c; Peerless, S065c; mixed
stock, nc New potatoes 51.25 per M-fca
sacks; Mobile, S3.25&3.50 per bbk Apples
Fair to good, SS.75&3.00 per bbi;v choice to
fancy. $3.75&4.6o. Honey White, tlover in
l ib sections, 17a 19c; broken comb, - 10c; dark
comb, good condition, 10&14c; extracted, 6&7a
per lb. a."--Sew
New York, June tl.
Wheat July, 72iOT3h6c; September, 76 11-W
T7c; October, 7sJsc; December, SlfiOoxXc.
Bye Quiet and nominal: western, 67a. Corn
No. 2 fiSi'iO lower; steady and quiet; July,
49&50c; August, K&5(c; September. Kf
(SAlo; October. 51H&51f4c: No. 2, istfaftOHc.
Oats No. 2 quiet and easier; July. 80icj
state. 88&44Hc; western, 3K&444c tark
Moderate demand and steady; old mess.
19.50; new mesa, IJO.oO. Lard Doll and
The IOcal yiarketx.
WHeai 74&7CO. '- ,
Corn 45?4Sc. ": '
Oats 333c. . -"'
Hay Timothy, S13.U0: upland, S10&11; dbiugt.
13.00; baled. 510.00ail.00. .
Batter Pair to choice, 3J2t; creamery,
Pooltrv Chicken. 12i4c; turkey 1
docks, UHc; geeee.lOc.
rBCIT AMD VEOBTABLSB.
Apple (4 00 per hoi.
Poutoc s S59KC.
Onion $4 .AO per bbl.
Turnips 60c per bo.
Cattle Butchers psy for anni ten i
4&4Vic; cows and neifeis. iWSii: calve
II It II
LESS THAN HALF THE
PRICE OF OTHER BRANDS
HALVES,! 0 QUARTERS
SOLD IN CANS ONLY