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ROCK ISLAND, MONDAY, JULY 24. 1893.
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Per Weak IS Orata
SAX&RICE, ROCK SLAND, ILL.
HIS IS ON THE OUIET---
Don't tell any one that we are foolish to do such
a thing will give yuuyour choice of any Light Colored Suit in the house
for the small sum of
bits guaranteed to have sold for $13.50 to $20.00
or Monev refunded.
This sale commenced Monday, July 17th and con-
ues until July 22nd, one week. We carry no
ods over from one season to another.
JUDGE LONG'S CASE.
A Statement From the Bureau
, of Pensions.
FULL HISTPEY OF THE MATTER
ur selection of new designs for the coming sea
son is nearly all in stock, and we feel confident
your inspection will pronounce it overwhelmingly
superior to any we have ever shown.
We have taken advantage of every opportunity in making onr selection, in order to give
the people of this city and vicinity the c'loisast designs frou the product of nearly every
manufacturer in this country, at the very loweat prices. We emoloy oaly first class
workmen, and shall be pleased tcreceivs your orders for Papr Hangar, Palatini it
auy imug pertaining 10 interur uecoraung:
oom Moulding to match wall paper.
Window shades ready made and to order, all colors
icture Frames latest styles.
R. CRAMPTON & CO.
rV' uo1esale and retail book sellers and stationers.
1727 Second avmue, Kock Island
en's Artistic Tailoring.
1 Fashionable Fabrics for Spring and Summer have
J. B. ZIMMKR,
;"Call and leave your order
J SriR Blouk Opposite Haepkb House:
Is Life Worth Living?
That Depends Upon Your Health.
Will cure you and keep ycu well.
For sale at Harper House .Pharmacy.
The Fact That He Was Drawing Salary as
Supreme Court ffustfce Held to Be In
consistent With Complete Helplessness
Corporal Tanner's Connection With
the Case nml His Comments Thereon
The "Force" Hill and Dad's Dollar.
Washington, July 2t. Touching the
suspension of the pension of Charles Dean
Long, one of the justices of the supreme
court of Michi
gan, reported in
es, it was ascer
tained on i quiry
at the pension
Judge Ijong was
in receipt of a
pension at the
rate of $?2 p.
month for loss of
left arm ab .ve
the elbow ;' and wii.liam loo;iren.
gunshot wound of left hip, resulting in
"total helplessness, requiring the regular
aid and attendance of another person."
Judge Long's case is one of the latest re
sulting from thfc policy of Pension Com
missioner Ijbchren and the secretary of
Not Consistent with Helplessness.
The following statement of the case has
J been furnished by Second Deputy Commis-
sicuirBell: ''Reports being made to the
bureau t hat in spite of the fact of his be
lts pensioned for 'total helplessness re-
J another person,' he was performing bis
J duties us a justice of the supreme court of
I Micbjgnn a salary of $7,000 per annum,
( tiia bu:-ii naturally came to the conclu
sion that an investigation, of the case was
demanded and suspension followed ac
cordingly on the ground that the perform
ance of duty as justice of the supreme
court of Michigan at a salary of 7,000 per
annum was hardly consistent with 'total
l:el;!ejssiic3s :-";inrjng the regular aid and
attendance cu" another person.'
The J'ulije's I...;;ng Nine Years A;t
"i he paper-, en fjy ju ibis case show a
peculiar ard estr:. ordinary state of af
fairs. The pensioner has not been exam
ined since March 21, 1nS4, at which time
the official board nt Washington rated him.
Iu August, lss4, the pth-'io3 was increased
to ?C'0 per month from March, ISoi, the
rate of the last medical examination, ht
which time tlie rate contemplated helpless
ness, or a degree of inability so nearly ap
proaching helplessness that the 'regular
aid and attendance of another person' was
Ke-ruted by Commissioner Tanner.
"In May lSSU, Mr. Long's peusion was
re-rated ani,1 increased by Commissioner
Tanner, and mi allowance, made of 50 jwr
month from Jutie 4, 1S74, the date of the
law establishing the $50 rate; and $72 per
month from June 17, 18V 8, the date of the
law establishing that rate of pension. Tho
re-rating nnd increase of pension were
made on the personal order of Commis
sioner Tanner. In August, 1889, Comhi.s
sioner Tanner granted a second re-ratiu ;
at the rate of ?2o per month from June ti,
1865, and fSl.Sn from June 4, 1872 to June 4,
The Judge Never l-eully Applied.
"Xo application for the increase or re
rating was ever made by Mr. Long sub-,
quent to August, 1884, when his pension
w-as increased to f50 per month, except a
letter written4o Commissioner Tanner on
June 12, 18yin which he requested a re
rating of his pension from June 4, li6, to
June 4, 1873, .at 25 per month, and .from
June 4, le72,ip June 4, 1874, to $31.25 per
month, which request was duly complied
with by Commissioner Tanner, despite the
fact that no legal application had ever been
made for re-rm ing.
Declared to He Unwarranted.
"It is needless to say." adits Deputy
Commissioner Bell, "that the irts of Com
missioner Tanner, iu re-rating and increas
ing this t-ensioii without npplicat ion on
the part of the pensioner being made, and
without further medical examination,
were wholly unwarranted at that time or
since. In other words. Commissioner
Tanner 'j.-i:k-scrcwed' this pension up
from $."0 pr month tj $72 per month, and
between May, lss!, and August, 1889,
granted two re-ratings, each carrying large
arrearages, without any legal application
on the pa.t of the pensioner, or any medi
cal 'examination, so far as the record
shows, the generous act of the theu com
missioner of pensions resulting in the pay
ment to Mr. Long of the total sum of
'CORPORAL" TANNER'S COMMENTS.
He Describes the tlmlf-e's AYtuiml and Has
;No Apology to Make.
Regarding this suspension Corporal Tan
ner, under whose administration the in
crease of pension was made, said to a re
porter: "The fact is that Judge Long is
disabled with a gunshot wound in the left
hip and has the arm on the same side am
putated above the elbow. The gunshot
wound reaches through from the left to
the right hip.where the bullet still lodges,
and the wound has never healed. The
wound requires to be dressed from twice
a day upward, and Judge Long has no
hand on that side to do the dressing and
had to be regularly attended by a nurse
who does this for him.
"It is true that he is receiving a good
salary on the bench, but the Almighty
gave him his intellect and he cultivated it
after he came out of the war a private
soldier, and deserves all he gets from it.
No matter with what luxury he is sur
rounded, if you take away that attendant
and let that obi wouud alone for one week
Judge Long would be a dead man, for it
is a place that cannot be allowed to heal
without producing blood poisoning.
Major Wright, the medical examiner
under whom the pension to Judge Long
was granted, was present at-J.be tiujj, p.nd
added: "The statementf,lliat JsSuever
made application fur an liuaietif pen
sion is all nonsense, lie was here and
made application in persoBand,so far as
a medical exaniinatfefa is concerned, it
uiAiri lane very maun ui a meuicai ex
amination to determine when a man has
an arm off above the elbow."
"Xow that the press has got started on
this subject," concluded the corporal,
"there will be plenty more suspensions or
dered without any better cause. As far as
I am concerned I granted the pension un
der the belief t-at it was only what wai
due a man who had suffered forhiscoun
try, and if I were there again, and then
were 10,000 more sucn cases, i wouiu graut,
BREAD CAST UPON THE WATERS.
Sometimes Ke turns in the Course of Po
Washington, July 24. Congressmen
who were most interested in defeating the
passage of the force bill, it is reported,
may aid their western colleagues in oppos
ing the unconditional repeal of the Sherman
silver bill. This state of affairs is repre
sented to have beeu brought about by cor
respondence between western silver sena
tors. Jt is said that at the time the "force
bill" was before the senate the western sil
ver senators bolted their party caucus to
aid their southern friends and resisted to
the bitter end all efforts to "whip them
into lice;" that it was through their ef
forts united with those of the solid Demo
cratic minority that the ght against the
"force bill" was successful, and that much
diplomacy was necessary to gather suffi
cient strength from the Republicans to
defeat the force bill.
Obligations were consequently thn in
curred which have since benefited tho Re
publican senators who aided the Demo
crats. Tariff, silver and all other ques
tions were at the time relegated to the
background and every energy was put
forth by the Southern people to prevent
the passage of the '-force bill." It is cited
that the very Republican sena'ors from
the west who helped to defeat the "force
bill" are now the most interested in con
tinuing the use of silver as money, and are
calling upon the Southern senators to help
them to prevent action which they believe
will prove to ba a calamity to the business
iuterests of their states.
A southern senator, friendly to silver,
saiil that he felt like going to the aid of
his fellow senators in the west on the prin
ciple that "ojie good turn deserves an
oth r." I'.y so doing, he added, he could
repay an obligation that both he and bis
people fe'.t was due t those who aided to
defeat the "cars'-d f.;;- - bill."
P'.'l'i'! !ii'!l,e.V. Another's AVire.
WAsmsoK), July 24. Fernando Page,
the messenger on the solders' roll of the
houses of representatives, whose departure
from Grand Rapids, Micb., for Washing
ton was associated with the disappearance
of the wife of Fred J. Provih, of that place,
has been located at the house of Mrs.
Provin's parents in this city, where he is
boarding. Mrs. Provin is also with her
parents, but she says she did not leave
Grand Rapids until a week after Page's
deture, and that they had no intention
Cau't Cure Tellows With Fertilizers.
Washington, July 24. The agricultural
department l.as just issued a bulletin on
the subject of peach yellows, prepared by
. Special Agent Smith. It embodies the re
sults of four years' experiments with' fer
tilizers to determine their value as pre
ventatives and cures of the disease. Dr.
Smith says he is satisfied that peach yel
lows cannot be prevented or cured by fer
tilization of the soil aud he therefore rec
ommends that further experiments be
Heavy LiFt of Failed National Baaks.
Washington, July 24. Since the 1st of
January nearly 200 national banks have
closed their doors, against less than fifty
during the same period last year. Of the
failures this year five have been United
DECLARED TO BE DAN BENTON.
The Remarkable Case of the Alleged 'Wil
liam Newby Decided.
Springfield, 111., July 24. The most re
markable case of fraud and pretended
identity in the history of American juris
prudence closed when the jury in the fed
eral district court for the southern district
of Illinois pronounced Dan Benton, a Ten
nessee mountaineer pauper, a fraud and
worthy of a long penitentiary sentence.
The case has attracted widespread atten
tion because of the question of identity
William Xewby, a White county. Ills.,
farmer, enlisted in the Illnois volunteers in
ISil, and was lielieved to have leen killed
nt the battle of Shiloh. Comrades swear
they buried him. The report was received
at home and bis wife secured a pension. In
ls'.'t the wreck of a man appeared in White
county and claimed to be Newby. lie
was accepted as such by the wife, mother
and others. Sjme did not believe him.
He applied for back pay and board, for
according to the records he was never dis
charged; Also a pension, in all amounting
to about 24,000. The authorities investi
gated and decided that he was a.n imposter
declaring that tho was "Rickety Dan'
lic-nton, a convicted horsethief and poor
house inmate of Tenners e and the jury
has decided them right. . .. . . -
One hundred and fifty old farmar, neigh
bors and war comrades positively-identi-
fied him as Xewby, though perhaps fifty
did not. The defendant ' appears to be
aliout 50 years old, while Xewby would be
08. Their appearance' was much alike and
body scars and marks corresponded won
derfully. Expert testimony introduced to
showhe cause of the defendant's phys
icaitondition differed widely and was of
no effect. The defendant will" be sentenced
this week. Public opinion is widely at va
riance. A full account of the defendant's
return to White county in 1891 was
printed iu these dispatches.
Strangled lu a (Spring.
Cincinnati, July24.-iienjamin Thomas
met with a strange death and his 17-year-old
sou had a narrow escape from the same
fate. The father went to the outlet of the
pipe from the Hcmingray Blue Lick
springs ' to queuch his thirst. When
Thomas knelt down the board broke and
his head wa then down into the spring.
He was immediately strangled. Elmer)
seeing his father's struggles, hastened to
help him. In trying to lift him he was
overpowered, by the strong odor of Blue
Lick and fell backward under the pipe in a
dead faint. John Buckley went to his' res
cue and saved his life.
SITUATION IN BASE BALL.
tittle Change In the Standing Chicago'
Team Drops Hack.
Chicago, July 22. The base ball situa
tion has not materially changed. Cleve
land is now third, having climbed over
Pittsburg, but Phi'adelphi and Boston
are still first and second, respectively. Chi
cago after climbing to seventh place dur
ing the week has dropped back to tenth,
lower than it has been for some time. The
following table shows the positions of the
Played Won. I-ost- Cent.
Philadelphia 71 4'i 2-i .643
Boston 72 46 26 .639
Cleveland 6 37 28 Ji69
inttsbnrg 72 41 31 .
Brooklyn Tl 3B ST J07
Baltimore. 7U .13 37 .471
Cincinnati 71 33 3S .465
t bmi tt 32 37 ,404
New York 72 32 41 .444
Chicago 70 31 39 .443
WashinKtim 72 i.9 43 .403
Louisville HO 21 33 .350
Following are the league scores: At
Chicago Pit tsbury 10, Chicago 0; at St.
Louis Cincinnati 7, St. Louis 9; at Phila
delphiaWashington 11, ' Philadelphia 4;
nt Boston Xew York 8, Boston 13; at
Louisville Cleveland 10, Louisville 12; at
Brooklyn first game) Baltimore 8, Brook
lyn 4; (second game) Baltimore 5, Brook
lyn 3. (Sunday) at Chicago Louisville 3,
Chicago 2; at St. Ixu;s (first game) Cin
cinnati 0, St. Louis 4; (second game) Cin
cinnati 2, St. Louis 3.
The treasury is buying silver at 70 cents
an ounce, the lowest price ever paid.
Xew York city silver men will hold a
meeting tomorrow to appoint delegates to
the silver convention at Chicago Aug. 1.
Peter Priddy won a four-mile foot race
at Pittsburg and ?1,000 in 29 minutes and
The sav-mill plant of Duncan Brewer
& Co., at Duluth, was burned. Loss,
$100,000; insurance, $40,000. It will be re
built at once.
Fire in the bottling department of the
Pabst brewery in Milwaukee damaged tho
property about f 73.000. - C
KhvMa Gixn.lSd, of Danville, Ills., has
sued Tier Lusb.nnd for 2jjjJ0Q for alleged
slander. Sb.c also wants a divorce.
?bsilT T-'-a lStsiftJ pawed an
act X .iohuntifiS a uiyvKJi Cgrson from :
marrying within six months after tho
granting of the divorce. Thi law Lai not'
income generally known and a dozen or 4
more persons, some of them very prom-'
inent people, have violated it lately. i
Highway robbers in California are hqld.
ing up the harvester crews and robbing!
W. H. Mahan, manager of the Carleton
hotel at Saratoga, is under arrest $$'
charges that he replenished his napery,'
glass and silverware by robbing the Lake-
wooa nouse, or the same place.
Frank Collier, the demented . Chicago
lawyer who swears he isn't demented, la
making a trip west. He was last heard
irom at uenver, which place he left on'
horseback, armed with a borrowed pistol, I
for Longraont, thirty-five miles away and
4 dreary ride,' a
About 250,000 miners ate sure Co quit ,
work in England soon, owing to a wages
dispute. This will be the greateststrike
ever inaugurated anywhere. ,
Chauncey M. Depew says that the' busi
ness of the country is on an unusually
sound financial basis. -
The Milwaukee Xational bank and -South
Side Savings bank have closed.
Xeither is a large institution and each is
expected to pay insult, s .
A-case of .xhblea is -reported at Provi
dence, R. L, the sufferer being in a hope
Frank Wilson attempted to act as peace
maker in a fight over a game of cards at
Plain City, O., and lost his life, one of the
quarrelers shooting him through the head.
In a 24-hour bicycle race at Herne Hill,
England, F. W. Shorland, an English
rider, beat the record of the world, making
428 miles, 440 yards.
The Loral JlarketH.
SKA IK, ITC.
Wheal 74a 76o.
Hay Timothy, J14.00; upland, 51011 : eloueb
Ss.00; baled. J10.UU11.00.
Batter Fair to choice, 20t ; creamery, 20c
Ecps Fresh, 14S15.
Poultry Chickens. ISiJJc; tnrkeys l: J
ducks, l'Jtfc; geese. 10c.
fkcit and teubtablef.
Apples ft 00 perbbl.
Onions $4 .W) er bbl.
Turnips 60c per bu.
Cattle Butchers pay for ccrn ted tteers
4Ct4i4c; cows and Helfeis, i.'i't-'.!ac calves
hi - M III
II It JI
LESS THAN HALF THE
PRICE- 0F)THBR BRiANDS
SOLD IN CANS ONI
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