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VOL. X1TX PQ. 286
Exemplified When Jap and Ah
oin i titKie at oea.
riS3T UP TO DATE NAVAL BATTLE.
I j i. iti aial thlat I lent Mfuan
tri th la iha Yala Rlvar and Satan
Thing fJriwulljr- liraat Infraction of
vrlilpM Itwlh Miilea Tha Torpada
,.ln kt la II Wo i k Victory Claimed
by lloth. tha Aalagoaliita.
Sii.xMiiiAI, Sept. 20. Diopntchen te
ns vol Im to from Core announce that the
Hrt hnltlj between inndern ships of war
h,i t.-.ki-n place on the Yala river, north
nf tin- (iulf n( Corn, nnd that both aides
il.mn victory. The Chinese squadron it
nt'iir wh covering the landing of a
litri? furce of troops, destined to reinforce
rh- t'hinrw army operating against the
J'ljiHtiHw in Cun-a, According to one uc
c .;int the Clilneao succeeled in lauding
t ii- truon; out, in an euKncment with
i! JupHUew flet, tha Chin-Yu.
or the Chen-Yn, of the Chinese flset was
.unk nnd the CIiiuj-IIuiik and the Yang-
V .'i me reported to have I won run imhnrn
O.uiftlie Chinese wnrlii;is and three
.i ll' .nc.ic nhipa are also suid to have been
Aitniimt Ting Iteported Killed.
A.itiur il Tin:;, the commander of the
Clu.ifw iiortlw-ru fleet, and Colonel von
lUtmikiu, formtrly aide de camn to Vice.
r.i) Li 1 1 unit Chang, are reported to have
U va kiliod during, the ngageiuontt
lntinvl von Ilannekin will be reincm-
. r..l nt tlio termini nit-r who was on
hour! the transHirt Kow Suing when she
wvnimk by a Japanese cruiser with the
lis-of about 1,01 K) nien. Another renort
!uy that tlie Japanese succeeded in pre-T-.-nting
the landing of the Cliinra
trcil, and therefore the Japanese claim
a vii-tury. It is added, however, tiiat the
Jipanuse lost four warship and that the
J.i;nuese H.t-t was couipelled to retreat
alter hiivlng suiTercd heavy loss in killed
nml wounded. The Chinese fleet, it is
Mid, has returned to Wei liai Wei. The
ind reiiort nays that Admiral Tine and
( .'limel Von II uineKili were not killed.
hut il Is said that they were severely
w -muled. No further details of impor
tance are given.
NO THOUGHT CF SURRENDER.
The Ship of lloth Nations Were Terribly
London. rpt 0. Ui.ipatches received
hore from Shanyhui confirm the report of
severe battle fought on th Yalu river
lietweeu the fleets of China and Japan.
These dispacbes also aree in saying that
the Chinese ships were escorting troops
hound for Corra. The battlo was fought
in the bay at the mouth of the Yalu river.
The Chinese troo were the second army
mrps, composed entirely of Huauose.
According to the Cuiuene version there
was no thought of surrrender on either
The ships of both natious. it is ndtult-
ti'il, were terribly damaged. The Japan
ese had the .advantage of the weather
lo-rth aud so mnnouvcred that both the
t'liitieta war ImniU and transports had to
l.-lit it out. The Chen Vueu, these clis
latches say, after firing her guns to the
lxt was sunk by lorpediws, nnd a smaller
I hint se vrsmd, wbicu wan uuartned. was
Mown up. The stevl cruiser . Chiio Yung,
1 is nddrd, was so ilnmamrl that she had
t bj twitched to escaie capture. The
cruiser Yang Hal was alsn drivcu ashore
an I has lucome a hopeless wreck. The
Hutu se claim that, three Japanese war
uLips were sunk; thetr names are not
fvmi in these dispatcnes. The news of
tin' naval battle has created ititeusu ex
ci'emeut aud it is believed that if the
i.iu se admit this much, the actual facts
um,t hj rcrj serious.
lloth Hides Claim tile Victory.
Lond.ix, Sept. 'JO. The reported battle
U'l acen tiie Chinesa au.l Japanese fleets
st Hip mouth of the Yalu river seuius to
t correct. At least one Chinese vessel
I'i'l '.liree Japanese warships were
J!;-tri yrL lloth sides claim a victory,
lue J.i;iane.ie are supposed to have
".iiinlilislied their ohjct la preventing
i.in lini of Cuinese troos in Corea
v ::r'i were to reinforce the Chinese army
:T.itini; auainst the Jnpiueso. On the
:li--r iiiiml, the Chinese point to the
'I rn-t ion of the three Japanese warships
'id ciaim to have defeated tha Japanese
Alls Is Uaeea.
(iAi.E-ht KO, Kept. 20. Alix beat
tin- world's trotting record of 2:04
j -lenl:iv by going under the wire
in -:):!j. Tho time by quarters was
lirst. iiuj: half. l:10j; third, 1:82.
Another brilliant event of the af
t'Tiioon was Kthel A. going to bert
tiie :i-venr-oli! pacing record, 2:10,
liii-h slip (iiak-d. The other events
'Te as fallows:
pace, fl.OOJ, aix starters:
J.hirlijrig won, liarondale. second,
K ickv p. third. Time, 2.10.J.
- 1 trotting. (1,000: Lady Wilkes
"' I'.iMiiontU, second, Ciphas, third.
trot, fl.000. seven starters:
ti:iinr A. won, Kcvptian second.
,,.'nil"'' K. third. Time, 2:14 j.
J iiric-vear-old and under, pace,
I.ii!,o, fonr ,tarters: Klla T. won,
"keliv. second, Trairie Girl, third.
'le1 aa Old Game on Illm.
Salem, O., Sept. 80. A "fc-reen Roods"
Ulinco steerer. liniUv tha rnia of Am-
t'-ptive, has been making a canvass of this
heittlilMirbooiL At Hanoverton. a small
.'"" "uth of this city, be fleeced a
-.rnr named George Sulluer out of (40
'7 tellii,R aim that two tii bills which he
hail in his osaession were counterfeit,
anil that be would take them aud return
him Rood money for them as soon as ha
tuuld report to the Kovernmeut.
Parks' Tea clears the comploxion.
Mr. &. Mejctte, of U Roy. N. Y..
: "I have used Parks' Tea and
hnd it the best remedy I have ever
tried." Sold bj Hart & Ullemever
ROCK ISLAND, ILL., THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20. IM4.
Daaghter Raid te II,,, Brought Father
and Mother Together.
XEW YOKK. Sepu 50.-Servants have
taken the iron shnttr. rrnn. .. :.
of the white marble mansion at Newport.
I""". i a renewea Interest in the
MISS COKSUKLA VAXDERI1TLT.
affairs ot Mr. nnd Mrs. W. K. Vauderbilt.
Two stories are current. The one which
the sensation mongers are the more ready
to believe is to the effect that Mrs. Vauder
bilt is to claim resideuce in Ilhode Inland
for the purpose of securing a divorce
from her recreant husband.
However, ou the authority of one inti
mately connected with the family the
assertion is made that a complete recon
ciliation has taken placa between Mr. and
Mrs. Vanderhilt and that they will
together entertain this autumn nt New
port aud in a most lavish manner. The
story runs that the daughter Consuela has
been the person most active in affecting
the reconciliation. Miss Vanderbilt is to
bo introduced iuto society this season, and
it is prolmhle that her parents, with both
of whom she is a great favorite, are willing
for her sake to forget the past.
HUSTLER IN CRIME.
No Grass Grows Under the Foot of II. H.
Slots CITY, la., Sept. 20. B. IL Wilson
obtained goods by false pretense at Smith
laud and came to Sioux City to evade ar
rest. He worked in a livery barn here and
finally stole a team aud started to the
country to get his wife. The Southland
officers got wind of bim nnd arrested
him. He induced Rodney Rice to sign
his bond by representing that he owned
fifty acres of corn, and gave Iiice a bill of
sale of it to indemnify him.
Iiice found next day that Wilson had
lied about the corn, bnt in the night
SVilson stole the team back and came to
Sioux City. Here he went tothe auditor's
office, told the auditor he was a nephew of
Justice liudd, before whom he was ar
raigned, and that his nucle hnd sent him
to get a warrant for his fees in state
cases. He got the-warrant for till, in
cluding fees in his own case, had it cashed
and has not Ikjcii heard of since.
SEIZED A RAILWAY TRAIN.
Conductor Telegraphed for Instructions
- aud Gnt Them.
CoLrunrs, O., Sept. 2i). Armed with a
writ of attachment a constable of Mount
Sterling, a towii a few miles southeast of
here, stopped a Iialtimore and Ohio train
aud chained one of the drivewheels to the
track. The constable was determined
that the train should not escape his legal
process, nnd .all the entreaties of the
trainmen to be released were without
avail. The conductor fiual'y telegraphed
the company's headijuiirturs and. after
three hours' delay, received the message:
"If the chuiu is not too strong go aheaiL"
The engineer pulled open the throttle, the
big drivewheels revolved, aud away we lit
the train with the constable chasing after
it. The trouble was a suit Against the
Iialtimore and Ohio company to secure
the payment of U0 claimed for the
accidental killing of two horses.
Whirled Around the 8haft.
Chicago, S.ipt. .CO-Johu Foley, 51
years old, of Twenty-ninth and Butler
streets, met death in a terrible manner
while nt work iu the plauing mill of the
Iiines Lunioer company at Hobey street
aud Blue Island avenue. He was engaged
in udjustiug a belt about a pulley, when
his clothing caught in the swiftly moving
wheel aud he was whirled rapidly around
several times. Before the machinery
could be stopped both his legs had beeu
torn off below the ktiee and his head had
been crushed in a frightful manner.
Mora i-'ureet Fire Victims.
Minneapolis, Sept. 2 0. Mrs. Anderson
of 315 Avenue North, stales that Mrs.
Haley and family of six children, accom
panied by Mr. Collins and Mr. Huby, all
of whom started from Minneapolis for
Canada three weeks ago, were lost in the
forest fires. They left in a farmer's wagor .
It is just possible for them to havj reached
the vicinity of Hinckley iu the time which
intervened bet weeu their departure from
Miuuettpnlis and the fatal Saturday lire.
No word hiu; bean received from the party
siuce the departure.
Valuable I'earis iu the Ohio.
New Kiciimu.no, O., Sept. 20. The ex
tremely low wuter iu the Ohio has exposed
several acres of g avel in the river. The
whole area is alive witn mussel shells.
It wus fouud these shellfish were particu
larly rich iu jiearls aud HAT persons are
workiug the p-arl miues. Mauy beauti
ful gems have been fouud. The Walz
brothers huve beeu the luckiest, aud they
have secured fully el.lKXJ worth of pearls.
One is a beautiful, large, pigeon-egg
snuped stone of rare beauty.
Vnng Marcli for Cavalrymen.
DCNVKU, Sept. 'M. The cavalry troops
at l'ort Bowie, Ari., which huve been
ordered lo Fort Logan, near Denver, will
march the- entire distance, 720 miles.
About forty days will be allowed for the
murch. It will ba the longest marcb
n-.nde by cavalrymen since the opening of
railroads. ' .
Parks' Sure Cure is a positive
specific in all diseases of the liver
and kidneys. By removing the uric
acid in the blood it cures rheuma
tism. S. li. liasford, of Carthage, S.
JJak., says: "I believe Parks' Stiro
Cure excels all other medicines for
rheumatism and urinary disorders."
Sold by Uartz & Ullemeyer.
That Is Pertinent to a Matter of
PRICE THRE3 OSaTS.
STATE OWKEESHIP OF RAILWAYS.
Inter-Stale Commerce Commission Col
lects What Is Known About the Subject
In Kepi to a Bequest by Senator Fettl
rew System in Operation In Europe,
with a Comparison of Cobt of Travel
ing, Shipping, eto.
Washington, Sept. 20. In compliance
with a resolution of the senate, introduced
by Senator Pettigrew, the interstate com
merce commission has compiled some
data regarding the ownership of railroads
by foreign governments. This is sum
marized as follows: "Is appears that ten
countries do not own or operate railways,
viz: Columbia, Great Britain and Ireland,
Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Spain, Switzer
land, Turkey.United States aud Uruguay.
The following governments own and
operate some of tli j railways: Argentina,
Australasia, Austria-Hungary, Belgium,
Brazil, Canada, Cnpe. of Good Hope, Chili,
Denmark, France, Germany, Guatemala,
India, Japan, Norway, Portugal, Hussia
and Sweden eighteen.
Americans Travel the Cheapest.
"The following governments own part
of their railways, but do not operate any,
leasing all the present mileage to private
companies, viz: Greece. Holland, and Italy
three. Though not clnimed to be ac
curate, it is believed that the foregoing
summary represents an approximately
correct statement of the relation of the
various governments to the railways of the
world." A comparison of passenger
charges per mile shows an average in Great
Britain of 4A1 cents for first class, 3.0
cents for second class, and 1.94 for third
class. In France the average is 3. SO cents
for first class. 2.S!5 cents for second class
aud 2.08 cents f;r third class. In Germany
the rate is 3. In cents first clas, 2.32 cents
second class, and 1.14 cents third class. Iu
the United States the average charge is
Also the Freight Goes Cheaper.
The average charges per tnu per mile
are as follows: In Great Britain 2.S!)
cents, in France 2.2 J cents, in Germany
1.04 cents, and in the United States LOO
cent. The interest on capital invested iu
the several couutries is as follows: United
Kingdom 4.1 per cent., France 3.(4 per
cent., Germany 5.1 per cent., Russia 5.3
per cent., Aust ria 3.1 jiercenU, Belgium
4 per cent., United Stales 3.1 percent.
The world 3.2 ier cent.
The System F.xtant In Austria.
The system of operation of the railroads
in different countries is indicated: In
Austria about 4 percent, of the railway
mileage is owned and about 73 per cent, is
operated by the state. Upon the expira
tion of charters, not exceeding ninety
yoars, the lines, lands and buildings of the
companies are turned over to the govern
ment, but the equipment remains the
property of the private owners. Before a
railway is opened it must be approved by
the minister of commerce. The tariffs of
state roads are fixed by the government;
those of the companies are subject to re
vision by the government every three
yenrs, and the government has power to
reduce rates if the net earnings exceed 15
per cent, on capital.
CANADA'S RAILWAY SYSTEM.
She Owns One-Tenth Thereof Loss ol
frUOO.OOO iu One Year French Itoads.
Iu Canada about one-tenth ot the
mileage of about li,0J0 miles is owned uud
controlled and cpjrated by the govern
ment. For the year 1S'J2 the ogieration
of the government lines resulted iu a loss
of over $(iU0,0 a At the present date by
far the larger portion (about five-sixth!-)
of the French railway system is operated
by private companies, each company serv
ing a definite territory and being compar
atively free from the competition of other
lines. But the railroad prniierties are
ultimately to liecome the property of the
government. This system is a mixed one
of state and private ownership.
In Germany nearly 5K per cent, of the
railway mileage is owned by the govern
ment. Under the law the government is
required to manage the railways in the in
terest of general traffic on a single sys
tem. It may cause the construction nnd
equipment of roads, and enforce uniform
traffic and police regulations. In Great
Britain and Ireland the government does
not own the railways. There are striugent
regulations provided by law and adminis
tered by the railway commission and boaril
Italy has tried both state and private
railroads, and has come to the conclusion
that it is not advantageous to own nnd
operate the railways. The result was a
reorganization of the whole railway sys
tems. Uuder the present system pVivatc
companies operate the state roads uuder
coutruct with the government. In Russia
the government is stated to own aud
operate about 4Uprceut. of the railway
mileage. Nearly all of the railways owueil
by private companies have received subsi
dies from the government.
It is stated thut in the United States
several of the slates have tried ownership
inaliuiiied way. Illinois constructed a
road nt a cost of 1,000.(10), hut disposed of
it for (1IK,'I(I0, Iudiaua had a similar ex
jierieuce; Georgia owns a railroad, but
found it txnedieut to lease it to a private
company; IVnusylvnuiu constructed a
railroad from Philadelphia to Columbia,
but substqneully sold it; Massachusetts,
Michignu and several other states tried
the experiment without success.
The inter-etate commerce commission
disclaims any original investigation ou
subject, the report being com piled from
existing sources of information.
Desperate Break for Liberty.
ST. LOUIS, Sept. 20. A special to The
Republic from Albia, la., says Sheriff
Lnuibertson was attacked by three pris
oners in the county jail while feeding
them. They knock. d hiiu down and rau
out of the door.i, but Lambertson fired
five shots, three of which took effect.
Deputy S.iet .:t Lainbertsou, a son of the
bUcrill, was allot iu tne breiisl.
The city council of liockford, Ills., by a
vote of ( to 5, has passed a resolution
authoriziu g the city attorney to draw up
an ordinance placing a license of $503 per
annum on dealers in cigarettes.
STORY OF THE LYNCHING.
flow the Alleged Kara Ranters Were
Slaughtered la Tewarnea.
Memphis, Sept. 20. Robert MrCarver,
son of Sheriff J. A. McCarver, told the
story of the lynching ot the six alleged
incendiaries near Millington, Tenn., on
the witness stand duriug the habeas
corpus proceedings of Mike Strickfadden,
one of the accused. McCarver testified
that lie was asked to join the mob by Ed
ward Smith, who unfolded the plot to
him, stating that Detective W. S. Kich
ardson had been employed to arrest the
negroes, put thetn in a wagon and take
them into a swamp, where the mob would
be in waiting. Smith also gave McCarver
the names of the men composing the
mob, and tried to pursuade young Mc
Carver to join them but he refused.
Kate Field is to appear in the role of a
w-ill contestant, associated with George
Riddle, the tender. They tske exceptions
to the will of their aunt, Mrs. Cordelia
Sanford, of Xjwport. R. I., nnd have filed
there reasons of appeal fivim the probation
France proposes to have n generr.l exhi
bition of p irts ia connection with the
exjKisitinn of 111)0. The Bisde Vincouces
will be set aside for them.
Kveiy passenger landed in a French port
from a steam vessel coming from a Euro
pean port, by a decree just issued, is to
pay a lax of 50 centimes (10 cent-); from
any other part of ' the world he pays a
la Vienna the memorial of the two hun
dredth anniversary of the deliverance of
the city from the besiegiug Turks bv John
Sobieski, king of Poland, Sepr.i3.litH,
has just la-en completed and uuveiled in
St. Stephens' cathedr.d.
In the convention just mnde between
Great Britain and China to settle the Bur
mese boundary Great Britain gives tip her
claim to the greater part of the Shan
states, China agreeing to cede no psrt of
the territory to any other nation without
the former's consent.
A silver box was recently found at An
bonne, in Switzerl-md, containing the
heart of Abraham Duqnesne, the great
admiral of Bouis XIV, after whom the
first settlement at Pittsburg was named,
aud who was the only Protestant allowed
to rem:.in unmolested in Fraure alter the
revocation of the edict of Xantes.
Professor K)ux, of Paris, at the recent
hygienic congress at Bnda-Pest li, asserted
that in the Paris hospitals 75 p,r cent of
the children inoculated with Behring's
autidiphtherrtiue (semm t.ikeu from
horses), were saved, white of those not in
oculated 0(1 per cent, died, and only 4U per
The output of California wine this sea
sou is estimnted at 12,ii,00 gallons, a
falling off of one-third from last year.
The Oregon hop crop, which is now being
picked, is estimated at 3D,o;K bales which
is over 10,0 )0 hales less than the crop of
last year. Some yards will not b-nicked
on account of the low prfce of hops.
Obituary: At Canton, 111.. Minor
David; at Virginia, BL. Mrs. Ciinrlotte
Stoli Hubbard, need 41; . at Washington,
Major Thomas Turtle, U. S. A., a-e.l 5o;
at Hampton, 111., Mrs. Augusta Wilken,
.Senator Hill's name is now mentioned
in connection wit h the S;w York Demo
cratic nomination for gjveruor.
J. B. Isinon, a proniiueut and wealthy
ciliz.-n of lliidso!.. Wis., was found dead
iu the yatd of his son-in-law, William B.
Audrews. II .-.n t disease probably.
The National letter Carriers' associa
turn, iu couveution at Cleveland, howled
dowu Chairman Powers, of the legislative
committee, when he rose to make his re
port, because he is charged with gross
neglect of his duty aud other offenses.
Mary Desha, who is Representative
Breckinridge's sister-in-law, writes from
Washington to the anti-Breekiuridge
women in the Ashlaud district thanking
them for their share in the defeat of
Turner Bros. c Co., a clothing commis
sion concern at Ul5 aud 2UT Fifth avenue,
Chicago, bus been taken charge of by the
George W. Mullin, 23 years of age, was
run over by a freight train near Sydney,
His., and literally cut to pieces.
Aioert Seameu, aged 14, son of a farmer
iu Assumption, Ills., was fatally kicked
by a horse.
Frank Poffcnbarger, Sr., died at bis
borne at Jacksonville, Ills. He was the
oldest dry goods merehaut in the place
aud had beeu in busiuess there almost
half a century.
When T avid went fourth to cctnhat with the
giant.(;lith, he was little awes Hint In s future
dcysnd Beertion hleTi.U1t would rnrnifh an
i'.lustrjtlou of tfiem nisuf Dr. Pierce's Pleseant
Pellet'. Iln ' print di-order will (.tien fiocum
to these little Pel eu," which ran and in re
move the source of dis-rase.- f on;;pt:on, in
inactive Prer and tmpa-rel digestion aill grow
Into snrions maladiee If i.ot conquered la their
earlier ttige?. The '-Pellcf.' will cure di.ur
dcred liver, irk headarli-, dyrprpeia, 1 8, c -n-stipat'on
and iu aiompinying 111
LESS THAN HALF THE'
PRICE OF OTHtR BRANDS
SOLD IN CAIIS ONLY
1 ft THE LONDON. tT
DY gushing advertisements, but
V for good first-class, honest
made Clothing, there is no place
We show the greatest line of
Combination Suits coat, two
pants and cap -all to match.
Ages, 5 to 15 years.
For correct styles we are the
people you are hunting for. Un
derselling everybody on every
thing. THE LONDON
Big Store. Blue Front.
Impossible to miss ihe place.
Have You Mdhey
If so, read this:
7 Per Cent Loans.
The following ia a partial
list of completed gilt-edged
lir6t mortgage loan ? on band,
which we offer for sale, sub
ject to previous selections,
for their face a" 1 ccrued
interest. These 1ujs have
beeu carefully selected by
us. and are first-class in
every respect. They are all
7 peb cent net to the inves
tor. We have many other
loans to offer, if these are
not in amounts to suit the
The securities we offer are
especially adapted for the
investment of saviugs and
trust funds, as our personal
attention to all the details of
the loan, from its date to its
maturity, relieves the hold
er from all annoyance except
, to present bis coupon to us
for collection. For further
information call at the of
JACKSON & HURST,
GEO. F. BOTH,
Sopt. Loan Department
I make a specialty of repairing; or
furnishing parts for any
Bicycle, and guarantee
satisfaction on all work
If yonr wheel needs attention try
me. Hair Clipper and
Razors sharpened on short
r.tt your FLU CAPES
lengthened and made over
in the new Fall and Win
ter styles. Sealekin coats
made to order, refitted,
The late fall styles in
LADIES' KID GLOVES
now on sale.
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