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VOL XLXL SO 48. BOCK I8LAUD. ILL, WEDNESDAY, DECEHBER6, 1893. Don't forget TMs is for You. Do you want to save 20 cents on every Dol lar s worth of Suits and Overcoats? We nve you a discount of 20 per cent on a suit or over coat, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. 1-5 Off. 1-5 Off. 1-5 Off. This is about 40 per cent less than any Clothier will sell em. Think of it, 20 per cent discount in December, the largest and best stock to select from. SAX&RICE, ROCKtSLAND, ILL Opening of "Kriss Kringle's Grotto" This Week. Christmas is Close at Hand. fur r-ln we hate lnen planning ami arran !:; fr this festive occasion. No time or niom-y h:- iMt-n saved, but the arrangement have Im-cii Tuiiuf a latish hanl in order to make thU "IH-nin one f the most attractive ami enjoyable ""'a'iiini f the year. In making our arrange ments the children in particular have been given , - ial attention, mnl wo hereby extend a most hearty invitation to our little friend to vttnw itli "th.-ir mothers anil visit "Kris Kringle's irotto." Decorations. Tlie entire store ha leen elalioratelj ileeorate.l for this occasion, anil now presents a Imwer of beaut v, fresh from the artist' hands. Our Greeting is Christmas Bargains. Thee in man I kov nr dnlrahlc thev are Miabii.. There is a timet.) buy it's now. There i a place to buy it's at the Boston Store. Kin a tery little money will do wonders in purchasing prpwnts for yonr friends. Come to Our Opening. Von will be pleasantly surprised; surprised at the splendid assortment: surprised at the superior iialities; surprised at the low prices. We have new novelties in nice, but inexpensive goods. We have uieer'and more expensive goods, ranging in price as high as von care to go FOIl LITTLE AND Hit;. OLD AND YOUNG. PRESENTS FOR EVERYBODY. No one is so old. no one is so young., but what lilting and pleasing gifts may be found in abun dance. The virtue in values: the beauty in well ehosen goods; the power in low prices make of store the best place to do your Christmas chipping. Books, Books, Books! Books by all the popular authors. Works by Bulwer. Lew Wallace, Dickens. .Scott. Slinke-sM-are. Hawthorne. Longfellow. E. P. Roe. Drnm nioiid. Holmes. Lyall. Cooperi Mark Twain, Pres. eott. Itosa M. "ary and Many others. Books of novels, historical, children's storr hooks. Christ mas eards, and BIBLES OF ALL KINDS. Toj-s, Toys, Toys! Iron. wood, tin and rubber toys of cverv de- .: 11.. 11. ........... scriiiou. f;uic, .uriui engines. irunKS. steam wagons. sleds. skates and hundreds of others, for which space fails ns to mention. Art novelties, basket, metal goods, china, plush goods, music, silverware, jewelry, linen sets, ta ble covers, etc., etc. WITH LITTLE TALK It Is Expected to Pass Tariff Bill. the CLOTUSE TO BE USED IF HEEDED. WILLIS IS WAITING veyed that fue administration is rather disappointed at tbe manner in which Minister ill is has thus far conducted his mission. n is evident that the state department Our Minister to Hawaii Sends HARKED, PDRSEL & VON MAUR, DAVENPORT, IA. . Leaders and Promoters of Low Prices. The Forrgoieg, Of Coarse, Applying Only to the Boom Delay lit Reporting the Bill (MMtCMialUM Celling Beady Itolph Hollos tha Oratory m Hawaii Willis Rather Disappoints the Admlnie tratioa by Talkius N'atioaal 'ite. Washington, Dec 6. The gathering of tbe members of congress offered an op portunity to get at the real scntiimut o' the Democratic members on the new tariff bill which has been presented by the majority of the committee on and means. There are of course members o the Loose who are not satisfied with tbe b.ll and who will no doubt vote for some c'aanges, yat it is apparent from the way they talk if tbe bill should come W a vote In its pres ent form it would pass with few dissent ing members among the Democrats. It seems to be not so much the question of the rates as 1 lie ret t lenient of the whole question that the majority of the Demo cratic members are most-interested in. A member of the Democratic majority of the committee indicated that even if it should be necessary to apply tbe cloture rule it was very likely that the Democrats wouid put the bill through without very much debate. It would, of course, be necessary for the Democrats to have be lli cd them a quorum of the house in favor iif the bill. It now looks as tuough there would not be much difficulty in securing such a quorum. Not in Sara a Ilarry to Begin. But t he bill will uot be reported to the Louse right away. The wars and means cummiitee has decided not to take it up in the committee uctil next Monday. 'When tbe committee takes it np there will be a general discussion cf its provisions and the Republicans may decide to offer amendments. The Democrats of the oinmiUee have been consulting, and while no agreement has been reached there seems to be a tacit understanding I ti n: the bill, even if reported liefore the I holidays, will not now be -called up for consideration until after the holiday re cess. The Kepuhlicaus feel that they Lave won a victory in securing the time asked to coushler the bilL They have liccu furnished wiil ail the tables aad com parisous with the McKinley law and will probibly have several meetiucs lietween now and Monday to consider what action they wiil take. More Ketintalrs or Deficit. The committee has maJe comparisons and estimate which show that the de f.dencics created by the Wilson bill will lie about f(i.OW,(xX) a year. This is in ad dition to the deficiency uow existing, but the estimates are that the differences in the rcvennes tinder the new bill each year will be ft0,MU,t!un and it is to make up this amount that tbe committee will dirt ct itself in the preparation of increases of internal revi-nue taxes. Hetween now ncd next Monday the maj.iritv mem bers c! the committee will prepare a meas ure for' making up the deficit, I'arties at Chicago have wired their members of congress that l.i cents tax on a pack of playing cards will reduc-the consuniplica t)D per cent. The Senate Will Get ken dr. . Voorhees, chairman of the senate (innnce committee, proposes to beiu forthwith to hold t'aily meetings of the majority to discuss the tariff and get ready to con sider the Wilson bill as soon as it comes from the house. Tuere was no opposition to this coil -'se. The Ilnpnlilican members ashed whether pel-sous interested ill changes in the tariff, whether for or against, would be given an opporl unity to lie beard. The reply to this query was that wl ere there was good reason for granting a hearmg.it would be given; that while the committee desired to get the bill out of tbe way in the interest of business as soon as possible no interest should be denied a in axing when there were evident ly good grounds for tbe request. DOLPH'3 COMMENTS ON HAWAII. Be Has a Rannin; Argument That Is a Little 11. t Lively. WASEIXCTOS, Dec 6 The senate soon got "onto" the Hawaiian imbroglio. As soon as routine business was disposed of Dolpb took the floor and criticised the ad ministration's stand in the matter. Dur ing tbe couise of the speech Vest, asked Dolpb whether he was arguing in favor of the olicy on the part of this govern tueut of securing tbe Hawaiian ishmds and hold ing them as a colony under hat is knowu in Europe as the continental system. Dolph replied that he favored the annexation of the islands; the giving to them of a suita ble government, nnd the exercising of con trol over tt.eiu. The most that the United States govemmcut could do," con tinued Dolph, "if it did not care to annex the islatds. is to withdraw its support of I the provisional government aud allow it to Gray inquired whether the present Hawaiian government was a republic. "It comes as near to that as anything else." replied Dolpa. .liowneir does it come to it P asked Gray. "1 am not goioc to discuss that," replied D.Mph. "It is a government es tablished by the people, it is not a uiou- archy; that is certain." "It is not a republic; that is certain. aid Gray. bite of Louisiana, asked by how many people tbe present government was es tablished. As many as ever established any government there," replied Dolpu. ARE DISAPPOINTED WITH WILLIS. That Hoaolala Interview JCat rieaalag to His Caleb. WasiiisgtoS, Dsc . The state depart ment was evidently already informed of the news from Honolulu "to far as it con veyed tbe intention of Minister Willis to take no farther steps towards carrying out his instructions until he should hear fur ther from tbe departsaeaA. Cat ao far as it conveyed the publie atte ranee ha Hono lulu by tbe minister of. kis fatten lions it kTl was pews to the dopailiMt. to tbe presi- li t dent, sad ta lMiBtinisf aboer Ineda) tbe news that Minister Willis bad determined to defer tbe carrying out of u 9 iiiMik, 'j.. ,m.i. !: iiiu ajeartl fur ther trout his (.uverumeiiu I' is also a fiiir presumption that the reveuae cmter Ccrtvin, that has sailed f6r San Francisco, carries lo him the further instructions for which he asks, and it is highly probable also thtt tbe uew instructions are a repe tition of the eld. for Instructions. State Bauk Men Ilisapno'iited. Washinotox, Dec, 6. Tbe bouse bank ing and currency committee had quite a spirited meetiug. During the discussion it was developed that there was consid erable disappointment among those favor ing tbe repeal of the stale bank tax be cause the president said nothing on this subject in bis message. Nevertheless the committee decided to go on with con sideration of some bill for repealing the. tax and will meet Friday for that pur pose. A Bill of Interest to Bock Island. Washington, Dec C Senator Cullom is niaklbg an effort to secure the location of a testing machine for tension and com pression for governmental aud industrial uses at the Kjck Islaud, Ills., arsenal, and has introduced in the seuate a bill appro priating &50,UU0 for the purchase ot the same.l Tired ot Ouiciul Life. WASHINGTON, Dec 6. Michael A. Ja cobs, of Wisconsin, chief cUrk of the gen eral land office, has tendered his resigna tion to the secretary ot the iuterior, pie ferring private lo official life. Mi-. Ja cobs will resume the cashicrship of the Beaver Dam, Wis.. National bunk. Numinatiou 1 hut Was Left Over. WasuTNutuS, Dec. 6. The president sent the following nominations to the sen ate: To bo consul of the United Suites (Tailed of con til niation at the last session) Newton B. Ash by, ot Xowa, at Dublin, Ireland. John S. i'roctor, ot Kentucky, to be civil service commissioner. I'uvciliug (be Shield's statue. Washington, Dc C The lliiaois dele gation in congre?s held a meetiug to make arrangements for the unveiliug of the Shield's statue which, will take place this a.'ternoou iu Statnary hail. Batch I'rru Acti-Optiou. Washington, IK-c. C Chairman Hatch, of the house agriculture committee, says be wiil certainly present aud press mo nnti-cptiou bill in the house this session. NO NECESSITY FOR ALARM. Gov. Lcactling Ea a Fellow I'ecliugTnat Slakes Miai Klu.l. Kansas ClTf.Dec. a The Star's Topeka, special says: Governor Lsweiling replying to newspaper criticism o his circular to tbe boards of police commissioners said to a reporter: 1 here is nothing in the icir- cular to cause any alarm in the public mind, or to justify -newspaper criticism of my motives. Tue circular was inspired simply by natural humanity. It is no crime to be without visible means cf sup- povt. 1 was in that condition once in lo in Chicago. 1 was uo thief, hut 1 was a "tramp" in the presen.. acceptation cf tbe term, and had i been picked up by the polici I could not have found honest work the next day. "My circular only npplies to men whose sin is their enforced idleness. For that class tbe work pilu shall be abolished iu Kausas so long as i tun governor. Mcu who commit offenses iigaiust society are not protected by the circular. Tin re is no anarchy iu the sentiment or inspiration of the circular, and no fair-minded man will so construe it. Many Kansas cities have their jails full o 'tramps,' aud my action was intended to step the practice uf ar resting meu on the empty giouud of beiug without.visible means of support." BEE2IS TO HA.V2 "STRUCK A SEAG." UEQY UL WANT MRS. FOY BARRED. Not The Woman in the Conhtin Case Under Discussion. Chicago, Dec. C The jury in the Cougb lin case haviug been completed the lirst thing that looked like a begiuuing of the case was a request by the defense that Mrs. Andrew Foy be not allowed to testify on the ground that the testimony she was expected to give egainst Couc.bliu would iucriminate ber husbaud. The motion precipitated an argument t.iat may not be coucludeu today aud the iuteresting, as Foy is not fact will be the ground upou which tbe stale will resist the motion. The latest sensation iu the case is the st.-itemeut that Kev. Father Scaulan, of this city, wili go .on the stand and testify tiiat Patrick O'Stillivai, at Juliet shortly before bis deat h, conlessed to Fat ber Scaa luu all he-tvuew of the Ciouiu murder, lay ing the crime heavily ou Cougli'.in's shoul ders. It is claimed by those responsible for the story that Father Scanlan visited I O su'.livaa simply as a friend, i.ot as a Finds a Slate of Things That Ms Was Not I'repared I'or and Contingencies lht His Instructions Did Not Cover No Change to Take riars Until lie Hears from Washington, Whirli Will Not He for Weeks Antiexers l'leased. Tor.T TownsKNP, Wash., Dec. . The barke-itine Klickitat, Captain Cutler, ar rived from Honolulu with advices to Nov. Si), four days after the steamer Alameda sailed from San Francisco. In au inter view published in The Evening Star, Min ister Willis is reported to Lave said: "You are authorized ta stale that no change ia the present situation will take place for several weeks. I brought with me certain instructions from the United States gov ernment ou the Hawaiian situation, but since my nrrival contingencies have arisen. about which the L'uiled States govern ment nor myself were aware when I left Washington. I have thought best to submit these matter to Washington be fore proceeding further to carry out my original instructions. No one need fear trouble aud no lawlessness will be per mitted." Will 21a:nt:-.in I'eare and Order. Continuing, -Miuister Willis said: "I mean that until the time comes for me to carry cut r.iy instructions ti.e peace and good order of this commuui: y will lie kept undisturbed iu the interest of humauiiy; that any attempt made be any person or persons to make trouble will be promptly checked and punished. Vou may put the matter more plainly and say that even if the prcvisional government discharged all its troops today no lawlessness would be allowed far cue moment nnder the present situation of iCairs. The whole Hawaiian question is now in abeyance, and nothing that newspapers can say or do will alter the statement one iota. I make this statement ou my own responsi bility nnd in hojie that it w ill allay pres ent excitement. Xo one need fear any trouble and no lawlessness wiil be ir- mitted." Pleases tbe Annexationists. Tbe statement gave the annexationists much satisfaction aud the royalists were much displeased. Oa account of the many rumors current of thecoutemplated action of the queen's supporters the provisional government found it necessary tokeeptwo couipauies of soldiers under arms for sev eral nights aftertbe Alametla sailed. After the statement rumors l.-egau to fly about that the queen's supporters would tituke a f.ually rally ia her behalf. The crew j of the t'nited Slates uiei:- f-war Philadel phia and Adams were heid in readiness to be landed oa a moment's notice. The queen's advocate came out next day with a denial cf Willis interview, saying be was mi-quoted aud by inference gave en couragement to the iuea that Willis bad or would receive aa imperative order to restore the queen. CONSUL WILDER PLEASED. What He Savs Abont the Contingencies ot W hich Willis sneaks. San Fkasusco, Dec C Hawaiian Con sul Wilder, when he read the news which arrived from Honolulu, via Port Town send, was greatly pleased. When asked whnt unexpected contingencies Minister Willis had found in Honolulu, he said: ' "1 think he found that the men compos ing the provisional government in Hawaii were high litiuded, law-abiding citizens, instead of lilibusterers, such as he had beeu led lo believe them to be. The liens will have great effect ou the people of tbe United Stales," continued Consul Wilder, "and I hope the administration will be forced by popular opinion to change Us view on the Hawaiian questiou. Presi dent Cleveland's stateineut in h:smessas:a to congress that he had received uo defi nite uews from Willis is corroliorated ly what Minister Willis has said ill tbe inter view published in the Hawaiian papers." LOST IN THE - Twenty-six Perish by tlV ing of a British Sr i - - A Frightful Crime in ALT ThisMonunff. I" Another Mysterious . Departure from 'Fru . Five Thousand Dollar Ci . Burglary, in Iowa., . llmiiLAXD Ugitt. JtaM Da- The Uritish ship, Jason, wu mc near here this morning. Twvmfj, . lives arc lost. ' v;'S- A Frlghlf al Criase. : t HiKMiNuiiAM, Ala., Dep. Lucy Wright was robbed and i dored in her homa this morninj, 1 her body burned to a criap. :" ', Aaotber Mjrsteriosn 1 San- Fkancisco, Dec 6- The U. C ship. Ranger, reported at Hon Z "' and for a secret tnp. It U belier, ber destination is Honolalo.- Foar Clltedtaaail Albany, X. Y., Dec. 6 e:" cium light tank exploded in tbe I ples line oflice this morning, fcC '.j. four men. .. Saietileof Citv f Mexico, Dec . CtU Nava, paymaster ot the army, StV vided this morning, tie wasaneatry defaulter. - A axS.OOO Bobbery. . Immanola, Iowa, Dec 6--BCrr k- Miller's jewelry safe ; was blowm open this morning, and (i,000 l cured. -i : Barbers latcraaUaaal Laaea Cincinnati. Uec 6.-The aixtk couvtiition of the Jonrnej International union begaa Its with about one hundred aad fifty gates present. J. E. Meyer. I as lm I iu tiis auaress saia tnat ftoKng tae e . tions toje consiaerea labor and the clcsing of ahopa oa I The barbers' union now I of r.ovut Saved the Trala by Tmm latoaasa. ' . i n jsuiuii, xjec . u ia iearoam laaVf attempt was made at Soatk Far. 1" , : on the Pennsylvania railway, f wiatfcf i' i' Cincinnati aud bt- Louia exfaass, ) -switch lock bad been brokea aad t switch thrown open, bat fortaaataty t . was discovered by a traek-walkaa C minutes before the train waedae. , ry -.""... Saih-d on a Secret Mission. Sas FaANflstxi. Dec 6 The United States revenue cutter Corwin sailed short- t March IS. ly before miduight. Her Oestma'.iou is secret, but it is supposed she is going to Honolulu with instructions forMiuister Willis. It is reported that oue of the sailors ontheCorwin has been bribed to decision will be ! take dispatches from Minister 1 hurston on trial, winch 't0 President Dole. Tbe captain of the lorwia reiuseu ta take letters lrom (.-ou-sul Wilder, spying be did uot know wbera be was going. Diabolical Attempt tm rslsaa. ' Chicago, Dec C Wiiiiasa Sollivaa ar George Johnson went iuto i. B. Ryas, j ' saloon aud found faint asleep. They yv , ceeded to drop poison - into .his aaoaLa ' ; orertorob hiuu Tbe fioisoa fell ant i cu:a and woke huu and both thai urcls were arrested. Off oa a Loac fiales Nlw Yolk, Dec 6. The Caited revenue cutter Grant, which iaofflar -ft'i U,-tX) mile cruise. She has stores to fcY six montiis, asd is bused for K t Jtwm ' tisea Her eventual destioatioa at (eat work in tbe 2iorth Pacific aad Par sound. A rapid fire battery of the Br( hroeder type bas just beea pat aha of lier. Among the ports ia her tliaar K:o. Mie 1U be due at San Wr, The Uttnaaa OlTlMWA, Dec C Sarah Sax, that' tim of Jahcsoa, the man hanged haajL ' pronounced ont f danger. A CbieaOv tective is ia tbe city working ap avhw- agKinst, me moo leaders. Tba ot the child encourages the Swedish a miiiee to prosecute t heir parpoaa ta k. tue mob leaders to trial. . FRIGHTFUL EXPLOSION. I p aud Kills A Locomotive Hoiler Itlows Three Mrs. Kokt Woktii, Tex , Dec. . Xear East laud a west-bound Texas and Pacific freight engiue attached to tweuty cars. going down bill eighteen miles au hour. confessor, nnd therefore the rule Hi?ainr ,spioaeu, instantly killing l-.cgiaeer bt travini: the secrets of the confessional i Cbarles Kiliott, Fireman lie docs uot bold. It is also reiioi'tcil tiiat and O'builivan's coufession s;ory of Mrs. I'oy. Iiearers, ' Frank Sfpence, biukeiiian. The body cf agrees with the ! t-Holt was picked up JIM yards from the i place of the explosinu in a horribly man- I gled condition, while the bodies o( Jtenv- ers and spence were picket! up 3J0 yards Iroui the track iu the opposite direction. The Solatiea. - v i "Bridget, what was that load as. heard in yonr room last aiirjatl 1 sotuethiiig fall? . Nut that I knows on. ma'am. I" it's ni'-self 3e heard fall asleep. Tell I'm a beavr slenv-r 1VniV W H?it-y LrOM of MAm btot'li. Slsi m; K i KLDt Ills., Dec C The state linais rtf 1 1 Vs ntCifV rltnilli.kittiir tlmattils. ...... . ,1 wajwr ankissvaa wy m itragu, mitiea na eiguvu annual report to tue . ..... ,.ST Mi ,w ,. governor. The principal cattle diseases 'j..n ;.i... Uealt with by the board were anthrax and i , . , k . vT actinomycosis. Tbe history cf the out, th" 1 ?ntyI,to: ta kllUt break of anthrax in Wayne, Clay, Ed- J , Hon. K C. W !luamson, mayor of wards. White and Hamilton counties is of 11,15 ova;h M,nr. notorious great interest. The statistics of tbe uior- . - uoouiaiu. .-u,i, spring me tality. extending from June 15 to Oct. 15, 1' "B1 :a,ler arrested tor gambling. slinv thnt. II Kl linNM atwl mil m r. Hi " r.v-i-,j iwiwru luc liur tie. 230 hogs and twenty sheen died of this f0?8" whicil. Ue C!rr'ed out by arming biui- uisease, entailing a loss upon the owners of some IvO.lOO. j testltatioa at Lra Mountain, aiiesw Iison Mountain, Dec 6. The result of the canvass as to the condition of the des titute miners in this city is that lot fami lies, or about 800 persous, are found to be in actual want. In many instances chil dren were found with scarcely any cover, ing on tbem. One hundred barrels of flour are expected here from Menominee. Baron tie Kabdaa killed Lieutenant Has- abis cabinet Tsm were mi I Ferrand, France, abowtlsat fears mat aoas I protect his arile's boaor, and a jury has self with a heavy bludgeou and waylaying Williamson, beat him to death. He was iu rested. Lehigh Valley etrike. Jeeset City. X. J., Dec 6. Everything is quiet in the Lehigh Valley freight yards at Comminpawpa, the passenger trains have beeu sent on schedule time and the iucoiuiug trains are also arriving on time. Six freight trains arrived over tbe road and several freight tr.iius are expected to arrive. . Tbe chances are that the iVrtcr ministry in France will go to smash very soon. Ths deputies at doing their best with that . Ml pour vtuec.