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VOL. mil gQ. 45 BOCK I8LAHD, ILL., H03DAY, DECESBSt 10, 1W4 1IIIC3 CS3I3.
The Foreign Diplomatic Ac
THE ARMENIAN QUESTION.
Foreign Powers Much Agitata
ed Over It.
Much Anxiety Over the Turn
CONTEST IN CALIFORNIA.
Republicans After the New
Gen. J. C. Black Appointed
U. S. District Attorney.
Vienna, Dec. 10. All foreign dip
lomatic aclion at Constantinople has
Jx'rn suspended in consequence of an
exchange of views which is the ini
tiative of Great Britain proceeding
between the Berlin treaty of signa
tory powers with a view of taking
joint action on the Armenian ques
tion. There is much anxiety at this
new turn of affairs, and hence there
has been a continuous session since
Hlixt to In Hd Shape.
Minneapolis, Dec. 10. C. A.
Hlixt. the confessed mdrdcrer of
Catherine (ling, is a pitiable object.
His nerves are utterly shattered and
he weeps continually. He says now,
since be has told the story, he wants
to die. He has asked that the chief
of police, of Cannon Falls, Minn.,
where he once lived, be sent for.
When there his wife died suddenly
and it is suspected he wants to un
burden his soul of another crime.
Hlixt declares Harry Hayward exer
cised irresistible hypnotic influence
over him and also hypnotized Miss
Itm la Champion.
CiitrAou, Dec. 10. Frank C. Ives
won his match with Jake Schacfcr
Saturtlav night. The final block of
fii) points showed this score:
! . am
This makes the total for six nijrhts'
piny as follows:
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I wNt.fWM u ft. s. o, s. 14. in. iAs, an. s, to,
1. H". M. IT; hirh mm, ins. 14f; nnt. 40
Hch.ief.r (S.! TS. 1. 1. , lia "JS, 31.71. 14.0,
4. ft. as, or; luul m, hiv-n tuna. Iti, .J; avarace.
(Jen. Illack appointed.
Wasiiinotox, I)cc. 10. The presi
dent today nominated Representative
John U. lilncK, lormcriy commis
sioner of pensions, to be United
Slates district attorney at Chicago,
Vice Sherwood Dixon, deceased.
C'or.tt Kvcrytuliia;. Hay taw Kepubllcana.
Sas Fuancis o, Dec. 10. The re
publicans have decided to contest the
flection oi J. II. tfuua, democrat,
Oil ana tiugar.
New York, Dec 1'). Itisrcpored
that the Standard Oil company has
practically secured control of the
Sugar stock. e ,
Our Mary jt Mother.
Lonimx. Dec. 10. Mary Anderson
Navarro, the American actress, gave
birth to a son Friday. It died the
same day. '
lllnmly t'lglit fh Oklahoma.
GrrnutK, O. T., Due. 10 James Brown,
I'rnnk lirown, J. B. Knight, Chnrlos
Kitchen, Hum Wescott nnd a mnn called
"One Eye" Tnylor, while coming homo
drunk, met Hum Crocker, a deputy mor-
hIiuLI. nnd three rangers, en route to Alva.
Without provocation or a moment's
wanilne the drunken men opened a tiro
on the other rwirty. A general fusillade
followed. Kituhcn nnd James Brown
Were klllil outright, Wescott hnd Ills Iors
Ilmtt3red, but will live, while Tnylor, the
deputy mnrslinl and one oi the ruugeni
were seriously wounded.
Michigan t'rea 811 vsr Men.
Lansing, Dec 10 Only about a score of
representative Michigan Democnits np-
H'red hero Friday in response to a call
for a free silver conference. After effect
ing an organization, tlio conference
ndopted a nulical free silver platform.
The state central committee was requested
to convene and to-organize the Democrats
along free coinage of sliver lines. Failing
in tins in tinny uuys an executive com
mlttcc of twenty -one Is to call a state con
Another Outrage by Whltecapa.
FPBINGriELD.vy.. Doc 10. Two masked
men entered the house of Thomas Kdging-
ton nnd in tho presence of hi wife and
five children shot him dead. Etlgington
jumped out of bed when he discovered tho
men in the room and was grabbed by one
of them while the other put a bullet in his
brnln. Kdgington hod been anonymously
warned several times by Whltccaps about
abusing his family.
The Italian Hail home Armenian Jfewa.
Constantinople, Doc. 10. Tho Porte
has received dispatches from the governor
of Van, dated Nov. 20 and Dec 6, an
liouneiiig acts of brigandage there and
the capture of a portion of a bund of twen
ty Armenians who wore the Kurdish
dreiw and were armed with niodarn rifles.
Mx of the prisoners belong to the Ar
menian revolutionary committee.
Two ot Them That Are Not a Ortwt Deal
Wasbisgton, Oeo. tfehe bankruptcy
-.-uicuins uomocratic caucus of the
senate has Indicated a willingness to con
sider at the present session is by no means
tho same measure as that which passed
M house, known as the Bailey bill, our
ng the long session. The house bUl con
tained only about four pages, whereas the
bill which the senate will be called upon
o consider covers eighteen pages. It
carries the title of the house bill but re
tains only the first two sections of the
Bnlley bill, and even these are amended.
The bill was amended in the senate judi
ciary committee, and the amendments
are understood to have been suggested in
rh ..... I n i. o - . .
...UIU uj .-vimior ttcorue oi juissis-
the amendments inserted bv the senate
committee related entirely to matters of
details in making assignment, arranging
coemptions, pretcrrlng creditors, etc.
The ninin provision in the bill is for as
signment or cession of property by any
ueucor owing r-iw or more which he can
not pay. Tho friends of thn hill urn In-
clinM to urge that the steering committee
shall give it preference over other meas
ures selected for consideration by the cau
cus. They say that a bnnkruptcv bill is one
oi mo urgent demands of the time on ac
count of tho fact that the panic of 18(13
leit so many persons in a condition of
financial distress who, they think, should
be allowed to begin life over acain bv
disposing of what property they may have
and starting in even with the world.
PENSION FOR WICOWS.
Those Who Rave Other Sources of Support
Will Be K,. fused.
Washington, Dec. 10 The pension
bureau will hereafter refuse pensions to
widows whose income from other sources,
added to tlie proceeds of reasonable effort
on their part, affords them comfortable,
support. This policy is provided for in a
ruling of Assistant Secretary Reynolds,
based on tho act of June 27, is!. In his
decision the assistant secretary says: "It
is evidently the intention of congress to
supplement the widow's means of support
from her own labor and all other sources
by the pension, only when such means
were insufficient for her comfortable sup
port. Under ordinary circumstances
without intending to lay down on arbi
trary and inflexible rule when a widow
is shown to have an income considerably
in excess of the pension provided bv the
third section of the act from sources inde
pendent of her daily lalior she does not
occupy a pensionable status thereunder.
J udge Reynolds has also held in the
case of James Keating. Fifteenth regi
ment, U. S. infantry, that where a sol
dier died before final action by the bureau
of pensions and his claim hud liecn sub-
sequently rejected, the attorney of record
has no legal right to appeal from such
rejection without first obtaining from the
widow of the sold ier a power of attorney
to continue Its prosecution.
Caxea of Havewrycr, Kt AL.
W Asmngtos, Dec. 10 The cases of
President Havemeyer and Secretary
Searlos of the American Sugar Refining
company. Brokers Seymour of Seymour
Mros. ec xoung, and Correspondents E. J.
Edwards and John S. Shriver. indicted
for refusing to testify before the senate
sugar trust investigating committee were
called in the district supreme court. Tho
argument in the cases of all but the
newspaper men were postponed until
Dec. 2, but Judge Dittonhoefer of New
Vik mado his argument on the demur-
rum to the other two indictments.
Kr.tlonal Arbitration BUL
Washington, Dec. 10. Two important
changes in tho bill for national arbitra
tion of strikes have been made as a result
of conference between Labor Commission
er Wright and Representatives McUann,
springer and Krtlman. Ihey ore, first,
that lalKir unions he chartered by the gov
ernment; second, that the charter of a
labor union be forfeited when its members
resort to violence in the interest of strikes.
It is probable that the measure as thus
amended will be the form it takes in tho
discussion before congress, r
China Auaiona for Feaee.
Washington, D3. 10. Information
has reuched here that the Chincsa govern.
mcnt will nppoint nn ambassador to pro
ceed to Japan to treat for pence. As the
former government is anxious for peace
the amliussudor will promptly start for
Tokio or more probably Hiroshima, where
the Japanese emperor and his council now
arc. It is expected that Count Ito nnd in
nil probability Mr. Mutsti, tho Japanese
minister of foreign uffuirs, will represent
the Jupanesc government in tho negotia
Arrested tor Pension Fraud.
Spuing Valley, Minn., Dee, 10. Dr. R.
J. Moore, one of the oldest physicians of
Fillmore county, was arrested by a deputy
United States marshal on a bench war
rant from the United States district court
at Winona, in which he has been indicted
for conspiracy ugainst tho government in
pension fraud examination matters. Dr.
Johns of Preston was by tho same officer
arrested on a similar charge. Both of tho
accused will be arraigned nt Winona.
Jumped Iroiu a Train.
LoMBAl'.n, Ills., Dec. 10. John Payne,
an insane man, claiming to reside at 333
Sedpwick street, Chicofto, leaped from a
Northwestern passenger train cast of here
and was badly injured. The train was
runninir at the rate of thirty miles an
hour. Pa3 had been in the hallway of
Police Justice Fisher's house and the lat
ter placed him upon tho train en route for
Chiciuro. Payne could not give any ac
count of himself.
Lidics, ubiiu tosnictica! Koal of the common
preparations contain poiflouuiia chemicals watch
exert a delcterioaa action on the akin; and at the
beat no paint, powder or wash can aupply the na
tural beauty of a line complexion. They are pal
pable, and a palpable fraud Is. an abomination.
Pure rain water and Rood health arc tasrntials to
a healthful akin. The foriu?r U plcntifcl; the
alter can be regained and kep' by tut ase of D.
Pierce's Uoldeo Medical Dvcovcry, wh ch pur'
Im the blood. aenioToa nimnka. blaokhcada aud
ronjthnea. atrengtkeus impaired digestion and
wards off pulmonary diaeaees. Without pure
I blood you caouot have a clear complexion.
Statistics Collected by the In
FREIGHT AUD PASSENGERS CARRIED
Dnriaa; the Tear Ended June SO, 194, and
the Sam Total the Read Cot Therefor,
Together with Their Total and Ket Earav
Ins A Decrease In Rates on Both Kinoa
of Tranaportatioa Salient Folate of the
New Japanese Treaty.
Washington, Dec. 10. The interstate
commerce commission has just issued a
report on the income and expenditures of
railways in the United States for the year
ending June 80, 18S4, prepared by its
statistician. The report contains the re
turns from B70 operating companies
whose reports were filed on or before Nov.
23, 184, and covers the operations of 149,
559.1'1 miles of lino, or about 85 ner cent.
of tho total operated mileage In the
United States. Tho gross earnings from
the operatiou of the 149,559.21 miles of line
represented wore iT49,ti39,!75, of which
fci'K,137,142 were from passenger service,
l17,958.498 was from freight service and
$-2,420,298 were earnings from operation.
covering receipts from telegraph, use of
cars, switching charges, etc.
Net Karnlng Were 830,2 10,734.
The operating expenses were tft43,428,-
331, leaving net earnings of t306,21O,34.
Reduced to a mileage basis the earnings
from passenger servico were $2,0,7 per
mile of linos; from freight service, $4,133;
total gross earnings, $n,350; operating ex
penses, $4,802, and net earnings, t2.048. A
comparison of these items with similar re
sults show the complete report of the pre
vious year shows a decrease per mile of
line in earnings from passenger service of
$53, in earnings from freight service of
of $774. in total gross earnings of $840, in
operating expenses of to74, and in net
earnings of tp6. The number of passen
gers carried was 50.i.2S.".44ti; passengers
carried one mile, 12.8SS,92ti,57S; number of
tons of freight carried, 571,955,i42; tons
earned one mile, 70,42i,244,O05.
Passengers Increased, Freight Increased
In order to show the volume of traffic
for all the railways these figures should be
increased 14 or 15 per cent. To compare
tho density of tarilTs witli tho previous
year these figures are reduced to a mileage
basis, which shows tho number of pas
sengers carried one mile per mile of lino
to be 8 ,'j33, as compared with 83,109 in
lJSKi. That there has been an increase in
passenger traffic, regardless of the com
mercial depression, is due to the unusual
amount of travel in July, August, Sep
tember nnd October, on account of
the World's Columbian exposition. Tho
number of tons carried on mile per mile
of line was 470,893, as compared with 551,-
SK for 1S93.
Only Two C.rouns Show a Sarprae,
It is probable that the decrease .ft TITt
earning of all the railrsads will exceed
$.V),0(M,000 The dividends paid were R2,
4n4.Wl, as compared with $tifi.4i4,ia0 for
1?. After the deduction ot dividends it
is fonnd that all of the groups except
group fi and group 10 show a deficit in
stead of a surplus f round tho operation
of the year. The aggregate amount of
such deficit lieing .'8,032,V21. This fact
shows that a part of the dividends were
cither paid out of the accumulated surplus
of past years, or that their payment neccs-
sitatea an increase in the current indebted
ness. - Decline In Rates During the Tear.
Tho report also shows the average re
ceipts per pasenger per mile and the
average receipts per ton per mile for the
year ended June !i0, 1894, covering the
mileage represented. Kcgardless of the
decrease in traffic there has been a decline
in rates during the year, the average re
ceipts per passenger per mile being 1.976
cents, as compared with 2.18 cents in 1S93,
and tho average receipts per ton per mile,
O.WSfl cents, as compared with 0.878 cents
NEW TREATY WITH JAPAN.
A Clauiie That Deala with Immigration
ta Only Novel Feature.
Washington, Dec. 10. The president
has transmitted to the senate the new
treaty with Japan. In rverything except
a clause dealing with immigration the
treaty is in no material particular differ
ent from our treaties with other countries
and both signatures are to have the treat
ment each to the others aonted to the
"most favored nation" in the matters of
pursue of business resistance, protection
of tho laws, entry of vessels into ports
(except in the case of three parts in Jaian)
and in all other matters generally in
volved in such treaties.
There is one thing in which the United
States is given the advantage and that is
a provision in the protocal that says: "It
is agreed by the contracting parties that
one month after the exchange of the rati
fication of the treaty of commerce and
navigation, signed this day, the import
tariff now in operation in Japan in respect
of goods and merchandise imported into
Japan by citizens of the United States
shall cease to bo binding." On the other
hand, at the taking effect of the treaty tho
extra-territorial rights heretofore accorded
American consular courts shall cease,
and American citizens charged with crime
in Japan shall be tried by the regular
Japanese courts, thus recognizing Japan
as a civilized nation, something she has
To cover the question of immigration the
I following article is contained in tho
treaty: "it is, nowever, unacrstooa mat
the stipulations contained in this and the
preceding article do not in any wny affect
the laws, ordinances and regulations with
regard to the trade, immigration of labor
ers, police and public security which are
in force or which may hereafter be
enacted in cither of the two countries."
The treaty is to go into operation July
17. 1899, and remain in force twelve years.
It was signed Nov. 22 lost and sent to the
senate Dec. 6.
CKarles R. firoth. defaulting secretary
of tho Milwaukee Firemen's Relief asso
ciation, has been sentenced to servo six
months in the house of correction. Ue
stole (3.OU0 and saved none of it.
Salt rheum with .its intense itch-
injr, dry. hot skin is cured by Hood's
I Sarsajarilla, because it purifies the
ILL., M01TDAY, DECKIlira,
- OLD CASES BROUGHT OUT.
Charges Against Fellon . Canae a Senaatiaa
In Conrt of Appeal.
Albant, N. Doc. 10 Since the fil
ing of charges against District Attorney
Fellows the conrt of appeals office has
had filed with It a large number of coses
from district attorneys from all over the
BOM. JOnX It. FELLOWS.
state. These cases are said to hnvc been
delayed by Fellows, some of them dating
bock m.mv venrs. Ono of them was tho
case of fhe people against Carl Fuller and
Is just twelve years old.
Carl culler was indicted in Brookivn
Jan. S, 182, for selling lottery policies. Ho
was tried nnd found guilty and sentenced
reb. 14 of that year to- be imprisoned in
the county penitentiary for six months
and to pay a fine of $25i). He appealed to
the supreme court and Judges Dykcman,
Barnard and Pratt, In Dccemlxr. de
nied the appeal. He appealed to the court
of appeals and the case has now been tiled
just ten years after the final judgment.
J. he convicted mnn, it is understood, has
never been imprisoned, nor has he paid
Ulim it State Board of Health.
Spr.lNGFlKLD, Deo. 10. At a meeting of
the state lxard of health and the commit
tee representing the auxiliary association
of that body a sub-summit tec on sciiring
legislation was appointed, composed of
Dr. B. M. tinfhth, of Springfield, and Dr.
Sarah Hackett Stevenson, ot Chicago, of
the state board of health; Dr. Graham,
of Chicago, representing the state medical
society, and one representative to be ap
pointed from the state Homeopathic Medi
cal and stntc Kclectic Medical societv,
which shs41 be selected by the presidents of
The Painters and Deeorators.
Cleveland, Dec, 10. The Painters' and
Decorators' convention has elected as
president James H. Sullivan, of Spring
field, Mass. Indianapolis nnd Baltimore
were submitted as candidates for tho
headquarters. One of tho two will lie
chosen by a general vote of the members.
Galveston, Tex., is the place where the
next convention -will tie held, tho first
Monday of August, 1'., provided the
general membership shall not upprove of
the referendum system.
Pnnlshed for llouoring Kossuth.
Vienna, IVc, lo Lieutenant Leopold,
an ofhef in the army reserve, was tried
by court martial for wearing crepe on his
arm at the funeral of the late Louis Kos
suth, the Hungarian patriot, in defiance
of un army order forbidding ollic-rs to do
so. Lieutenant 1ai M was in civilian
dress at tho time nnd he claims that ho
octed as a private citizen and as a marshal
in the funeral ceremonies. The court re
duced the lieutnant to the ranks.
AuibaxtuMlor Pnunceiote Ketnrna.
New Youk, Dec. 10. The British am
bassador to Washington, Sir Julian
Paunecfote, with Lady Pauncefoto aud
daughters, were passengers on the steam
er New York, which him arrived here.
Chicaso, Dec. 10. Wheat, easy. Dec. T4H
lay 59'e- Corn, (Inn, Dec. 4THc, May 49c
Oats. ste&dr, Dec. SW'jc Park lover, Jan. $11 -T74.
lard, lower, Jan. $6.80. Hb-, lower.
Jan. $5 83VJ.
Chicago, Dec 10. Uoca, receipt 44 OOT;
firm. -on food; eaay, on coma.on. Cattle receipt.
Z j.UQP; 10c lower. Sheep receipts 17,00; eary.
New York Money Cloning.
Siv York. Dee. 1(1. Money on rail, tvy at 1 V4
per cent; prime mercantile paper, !'ttl'i.
The Local Barheta.
Hay timothy. fUfaSlS: ""! tlOffllll :
wUd,tia.9;cloot;h tiff $7; haied. $9
FliriT ABO VEGETABLES.
Onioaa auc oer bo.
Bit er-Fair to choice lSciOe creamery
Poultry Cblcaens, 03d: ; turkt jr, 7c.
1.1 YB arooa:.
Cattle Butchers nay for coin fed etcera
SV-IHe; cowa and acifcre, !'!; calvis
Spring lamb. 3K05c a pounl.
Oal Fort, 10c
Wood ta.SU per cord.
The A kg is delivered every
ing at your door at 10c a week.
etmbk-s the moro advanced
an4 C on aer, alive fcar
areoua of to-duv to euro
many diseases without out
tlnir. which were formerly
reararded as incurable with
out resort, to tbf knife.
RUPTURE or Breach, to
now rodicnflif cured with
out the knife and without
pain. lunirr j rtmea can
h thfiwn awavl
TUMORS, Ovarian. TU
on 'id (Ttfriwl and man?
otlii-ra.' are now ri-mowd
without ttx rxTiia of cub-
PILr TUMORS, how.
n-pr lurae. Kistula and
otlier diseases of tbe lower
bnwcL arw permanently
cured without pain or ra.
sort to tne Knit".
8TON C In tbe Biadder.
DiaiL. t now mrjrv-. h
Ad. Dulvnriaed. wash
ansf iwfcetijr rtawrrrw
Fba- patnphk-t, references
and ail parUoulara. Send 10
cental in ataanrw to World's
ctaOoa, Na,JS. Maia Strait,
Last Ml doing Sale.
Our prices are lowered to the last notch. This will be the greatest
bargain sale we have ever offered you. Don't delay. Come at once. Let
come what may. Congressional reason, hard times reason, first of January
reason, or any other reason, our prices are and will be the lowest Buy now
and you will be right
Cain nee Over These Prices
Chinchilla overcoats well worth $10,
sale price $5.
Black Cheviot overcoats, others asked
$iof our price $7.50, sale price $5.
Blue best Kersey overcoats, good
enough to sell for $15, sale price $10.
Men's suits that every clothier sells
for $8.50, sale price $5.
Children's overcoats $1 50, sale price
Blue cassimer overcoats, good value
at $9, sale price $5.
These prices only to be had at the largest store west of Chicago. It's
money in your pocket to trade with us.
To be sure you are right, hunt for the "Blue Front"
7 Per Cent Loans.
AS SAFE AS
The following is a partial
list of completed gilt-edged
first mortgage loans on hand,
which we offer fur sale, sub
ject to previous selections,
for their face and accrued
interest. These loans hare
been carefully selected by
us. and are first-class in
every respect. They arc all
7 pek clnt net to the inves
tor. We have many other
loans lo offer, if these are
not in amounts to suit the
The securities we offer are
especially adapted for tbe
investment of eaviujrs and
trust funds, as our norsonal
attention to all the details of
the loan, from its date to its
maturity, relieves the hold
er from all annoyance except
to present bit coupon to as
for collection. For farther
information call at tbe of
JACKSON & HURST.
GEO. F. BOTH, gout. Loan Depart meet.
us sir eras
Floral Bazaar. Cut
Flowers and Plants,
g Fancy Needle Work,
Fine home-made Bread and
Cakes . . .
Bi P. Evans. I street-
Dress Makers and Seamstresses
Attend Madame Kellogg's school of Dress
No re-fitting. No re-basting. No paste-board
chart or model, but a
Genuine Tailor Oyctoxn,
Such as our Merchant Tailors use. Thorough
Instructious given in the art of
Boning, Finishing, and
Lessons not limited. School open day
Ryan lllock. Second Floor, Davenport
BUSH'S CORN CURE
A Positive Cure for Corns, Warts and Bunions
TEICE 25 CENTS.
This remedy is sold under a positive guarantee; and we will cheer
folly refund the money if you are not satisfied with the results.
Different from any other, it will allay the pain instead of making
the foot sore. It has been tried by many, who praise it highly. We
can furnish testimonials if desired. Try it, and suffer bo longer.
Manufactured by HORST VON KOECKRITZ,
Analytic and Manufacturing Pharmacist, Fifth Avenune Pharmacy,
corner Fifth avenue and Twenty -J.hird street. Rock Island.
For sain at all shoe stores.
Brown, tan and gray Shetland ulsters,
others asked $10, our price $8, sale
price $5 09.
Genuine Auborn Melton overcoats,
everybody sells for $15, our price $1,
sale price $10.
Children's combination suits, coat, two
pants and cap to match, good value at $5,
sale price $3 50.
Men's heavy underwear, considered
cheap at 50 cents, sale price 29 cents.
. Wool filling jean pants, extra good
value at $1.25, sale price 73 cents.
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