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ROOK ISLAND ARGU
vol. xt.ttt, no 133
SOCK ISLABD, ILL., MONDAY, UABCH 25. 1895.
PBX03 TUBES CZ3T3.
LEAD FOR LI HUXG.
An Over-Patriotic Jap Shoots
the Chinese Envoy.
BULLET TAKES EFFECT IN THE FACE
Grrat Excitcmrnt at Siaionaekl, Wherath.
Peace Conferences Are Taking Place
The Would-Be Anaaaln Arrested A
Orrman Relchttag That Reftue. to Do
Ilonor to Di.niarck Report That Queen
Victoria May Die at Any Time lioec
SlMOXSEKt, March 25 As 14 Hang
Chang, the Chinese peace envoy, vu re
turning to bis lodgings in this place after
having attended a conference with Count
Itoand Viscount llut.su, the Japanese
peace plenipotentiaries, a young Japanese
fired a pistol at him. The bullet sped
straight, bat most fortunately did no
i.iore harm than to inflict a wound in Li
Hung Chang's face. At the tin:e of send
ing this dispatch it is impossible to learn
whether or not the wound is serious. The
attempt to assassinate the representative
of the emperor of China caused the most
intense excitement and on every side
there were expressions of deep regret.
The would-be murderer was arrested. It
I believed that ho was prompted to the
crime by misguided patriotism.
The Newt at l'okohama
Yokohama, March 25 The news of
the at ten) pie I assassination of Li Ilnng
Chang created much excitement here.
The emperor and empress will send a
messenger to Shimoneski to express to
the distinguished Chinese statesman
their regrets at the most unfortunnto oc
currence. Caused m Sensation at Washington.
VTAsniNGTuX, March 2i. The news of
the assault on Li Hung Chang caused a
sensation in diplomatic circles in this
city. Cases where an envoy of any kind
lias been assaulted in the country to which
ho is accredited are rare, and those in
which a rcace ct-miuU.-ion.T is attacked
nte almost unheard of in modi-rn days.
The opinion here is that J.ipan will suuVr
trrcatiyas a consequence of the assault
and that the position of China will be so
strengthened that she may be able to
secure better terms of '.ice than she
could otherwise havo hoped f r.
lay llrrak Off the Negotiations.
The incident may lead to the breaking
oft of peare negotiations which were pro-ce-ding
so satisfactorily, or at least may
p.t po:ie further action in this direction
until Japan has guarantee! the safety
of China's envoy anil in:u!o proper repara
tion. No news of the attack on Li Hung
Chan has been received by the Jaiianese
l'-galion hero and Minister Kurine was
Unwilling to rii.-cuss the occurrence. The
mi'MitxTS tif the iepntion realize that it Is
a serious matter. They siy no one will
deploru sueh an affair m ire than the
Chinese Minister Not Talkin?.
The Chinese legation received prompt
nctili ntimi of the matter. Minister Yang
Yu did not care, to diseuss the matter. It
was stated at the legation that it was
not liclieved that it would lead to the
total breaking off of the peace negotia
tions, iiltlmuh it niitrtir cause them to be
interrupted for a time.
t-M I K)i: Tilt: ULI) CMAXCtLL.UK.
Urrmnn Itelrhstaa; Kef aea to Io Ilonor
to the Minfr of Vmted (.cruiany.
liKl.LIN, March i'o. ISi.sinarrk snubbed
by a (ji-rman reiehstagl That is what is
ttu- centre of talk in Kerlin and all over
iiTmaiiy as well as Kiinipe. The man
who made the German relchstag possi
ble ref used honor at its hands. That is
the view of a largo section of tho lier
m.in iH'op'.e and t course of all of His
luan'k's friends, olio of whom said in the
debate, amid cheers from Kight, that tho
reiclitug owed is existence to l'rinoe
Bisviarvk, and it was inconceivable that
a t-hil I should refuse to congratulate its
Hut all argument was useless in tho
reichstag and levetzow's proposition thnt
thureirhstag congratulate Bismarck on
his birthday was voted down HkJ to 14'i
The parties which combined to do this
wr- Centrists, Poles, Freisinniges and
members of the Volks party. Ail tho so
ci il'.sts voted against iu The rejection of
th motion is certain to cause a great deal
01 fivling in th country. Kith tor, the
ILidieal leader, foresaw this when a few
d;:ys ago ho t xplained the reasons why
the Katiicals would oppose tho proposi
t li iv, when he said that It was not a ques
tion of politeness toward an aged states
man, l'rinee ll.smarck. he claimed, still
represents certain political principles and
Ins gieat persona lty cannot be divided
into the Uimii in k who achieved sj much
in liehaK of tierm-wi unity and the Bis
marck, who has Lei-n thoroughly hostile
to !U ralism.
t)f ioure Mich a vote create freat ex
citement. The immediate result was thnt
Levetzow, president ot the reichstu. an
nomuT-l hi resignation, which caused an
cx:rar.lin:iry atene. the memlx-rs of the
right riMa in a IhxIy and cheering vocif
erously as ll.i v clapped their hands in ap.
proval of LtTct son's action. Kven tho
galleries cxpns.-ed sattsfactioa in the
most o;en and m::kcd manner. When
tho fxriement had subsided Levet 2
again arose and forma;. J banded over the
presiji nry of the rvichstag to llaron von
1! mcl-Uereuber .. the senior vice presi
dent. As he did so Van ifc-nnigsea ci
pressod the belief tht Dr. Karklin, the
other re president, who is now it rwill
eriand, niil follow Yon Levitzjw's ex
ample. He has alirady foi! owed.
Although it was shown that considera
ble opposition csi-.u-u among the mem
bers of the reichstag to formally con
gratulating i'rince B;marck on his birth
d it, yet it was not entirely expected that
this opposition would be rartijd t the
extent of a rejection of a motion to do so.
In the lower house of the Prussian diet
tho Centrists, Poles, Freisinniges and
Socialists united against a similar motion
to congratulate Prince Bismarck on bis
birthday; la this instance the govern
ment secured the adoption of the proposi
tion by a large majority.
The result of the vote in the reichstag
was Instantly conveyed to Kmperor Will
iam, whose intense annoyance can l
J.tdged Ly the following telegram which
lie iuiuicuulcir penned and uuacJ. to be
forwarded to frlflce tusmarcc 'X nave
to convey to your serene highness the ex
pression of my most profound indigna
tion at the resolution which the reichstag
has just adopted. It is in most complete
opposition to the feelings of all the Ger
man princes and people. Signed,
Emperor William has received the fol
lowing teply: "I pray your majesty- to
accept tie respectful expression of my
gratitu-le for the most gracious message
by which your majesty has transferred
the action of my political opponents, con
cerning which I am not yet fully Inform
ed, into a source of joyful satisfaction.
yir.EN viciokivs condition.
Emily Crawford Says the Aged Queen
lxMka Like a Woman Who Is loving.
NEW Yokk, March 25 A London cable
to The World says that Mrs. Emily Craw
ford contributes to last week's Truth the
Cr-t public mention of Qaeen Victoria's
serious condition, concerning which there
is much private discussion Mrs. Craw
ford writes that on her arrival at the rail
way station at Nice the queen "seemed
unable to raise her head. She looked up
and around under heavy eyelids, as if
wanting strength to look otherwise. One
might have (nought she did not feel her
feet under her a?, with the assistance of
her servants, she tried to descend the
sloping gangway front the train Into th9
It is well known among those familiar
with court affairs that rheumatism of the
knees has lately not only developed com
plete loss of power over both the queen's
legs, but has extended to the back and
arms, and that a fatal issue is to be feared
at almost any time.
The reports of the queen's condition se
riously affect the parliameutary situation.
With the death of a sovereign parliament
is immediately dissolved. This contin
gency is undoubtedly an important factor
in all the present calculations. The polit
ical atmosphere, in fact, is charged with
The condition of the health of Lord
Rioscbcry is not changed, but there is no
question that he is seriously ill and that
the complications of the political situation
are such as to deprive t he premier of the
c'sCTgy necessary to Crht difficult and
delicate questions. Under these circum
stances it is not astonishing that the
wildest runors are circulated and thnt
many people are turning their thoughts
toward -Mr. Gladstone as likely to lie the
man who will guide the Liberals once
more out of political darkness aud into
the sunshine of harmony.
WAS A GOOD MAN TO KILL.
A Santa Fe Terror with : Notches
II is Onn, stock Sent Hence.
Pasta Fe, March 25. Phil UeBey killed
II F. Hulman at Lordsuurg in January
without provocation and without giving
his victim a chance to defend timself. He
was acquitted by a justice of the peace
and has since been playing the part of
"town terror. making many threats. W.
U. Connor forbade him to come to his
house to see his daughter and ho stated
that he would kill Connor.
The latter armed him-elf and by chance
met llrll'-y. Hi 11 y llr.t shot at Connor
with his six shooter. Connor returned
the lire. Hill -y shot again and Connor
then shot twice and HvuVy dropjiea dead.
Tho coroner's jury brought in a verdict
that Counor was justilied in shooting aud
Connor has been released, llolmall wis
the sixth man Hi 11 -y had killed and none
had any chance to defend themselves.
HID H!3 FORTUNE IN THE STOVE.
And Now Asks I'nrle Sam to Redeem
What There Is Lett.
CISCISSATI, March 25. Benjamin Mil
ler, a mechanic, has asked tho sub-treasury
to redeem tho remains of $s-i5. For
years he had been putting his savings in
a building association. In anticipation
of payment on his home ho drew his
motley, receiving k-v in notes and f itio in
gold. He placed it in tho top of an un
used stove. He was horrified on return
ing home to lind that his wife had built a
lire in tho stove.
On extinguishing the Cm the gold was
found well done liko copper coins found
in Pompeii hut tho paper money, being
in a tight roll, looked l.kc a lump of char
coal, it was opened, however, and the in
side ends of the bi.is ero not entirely Ue
st roved. r.no;igh of all the bills was
saved to get tho entire batch redeemed at
f.tce value by way of affidavits sent to
FOUR FIREMEN MEET SUDDEN DEATH.
Co Down with m ll wr In the St. Janus
Hotel at Urnvrr.
Denver, March 25. Four firemen lost
their lives in the fro in the st James
hotel. They werel Harold HartwelL, cap
tain; S. Brawley, lieutenant; Kichard
Dandeyrd and t-teve Martin, lire men. All
wi re members of hose company No. 3 and
ail except Captain Hartwell were colored
men. They wetit down with the floor of
the rotunda and were horribly mangl-d
and buraed. There were lii5 guests in the
hotel, all of whom escaped uninjured.
The damage by the fire amounted to ( 1 ,
MM, about half on the build:ug and half
on the furniture.
FIVE VEN LOST WITH A TU3.
Driven Ashore In a (iale Off the ltritlsh
Victotha. March 2. The tug Velos,
bound for the stone quarries at Nelson
and Hadington islands, was driven ashore
on Trial Hon J during a gale and is a to
la! wreck. Five men were drowned. They
are: Frederick Adams, a well-known
contractor; Arthur Bowers, engineer;
noten r-:r.ttii, cook; iraiis. Duncan,
I deckhand; William Law, fireman. The
first lour were drowned and the last
named died from exposure in the rigging.
Express SerTieo To He Extended.
NkW Youk. March 25 The Adams Ex
press comp.viy has arranged to extend its
service over tae Indiana, Illinois and
Iowa railroad on A;nl 1, lsyi.
couffhinj around. Yon can stop it
if you want to by using Parks' Cough
Syrup. If it doesn't cure ton. too
can pet your money back. " Sold by
flartx & Ulleroeyer."
The Atturs delivered every even
ing at jour door at 10c a week.
FAIR AND PIKEBE.
A Love Story Told by the Well.
Known Miss Couzins.
CONFIDENCES OF THE MILLIONAIRE
tad the Fair Orator to Believe Ulna More
Sinned Against Than sinning Impressed
by His oMalnral Greatness," the Advo
cate of Woman's It gats Becoaars Be
trothed to the Nevada Statesman Ques
tion Popped in a Chicago Hot 1.
Sax Frascisco, March 23 The Call
publishes a long story telling of the oCec
tion that existed between the lcte James
(?. Fair and Miss I'hccb-j Couzins. tho
well-known lecturer and woman's rights
advocate. According to The Call they
were engaged to bo married and only the
death of the millionaire prevented the
edding. Miss Couzins is at present in
an Jose taking care of her brother, who
is HL "To a call reporter she told of her
affection for Fair. She told her s:ory
freely, candidly and without hesitancy.
Before speaking about herself she said:
Twill begin by stating that there were
many confidences between Mr. Fair and
myself which I cannot touch upon at all.
He told me all about his life his success,
his failures, his joys and his sorrows.
From these confluences I concluded that
he had been more sinned against than sin
Liked Uiin oa Firnt Aqaalntanee
"I first met Mr. Fair in tho Kiggs
House, Washington, 1). C, In 18SJ, whilo
ho was a United Slates senator from Ne
vada. I too!; a liking to him at oucc.
Tho defects in his education and manners
were completely overwhelmed by his
natural greatness, as I saw him. 1 soon
admired h::a rcry mu :U and 1 could s
that he also liUed to be in my company
and seemed to t.ih'j an Interest in my
work and in t:iy views of social and polit
ical questions But this, our llrst friend
ship, did not grow at on.-e to anything
more or warm.-r th in mutt! il a lmira'. ion.
In tlic course of a fuw nmiitns we parted,
as tru-) frienis part, lis returned to Ne
vada an J California and I r.sum;J ny
woili in di'Jer.'nt ports of the world. Sev
eral years pas.-cd und wj did not mejt un
til some time after my mother's death."
Wrote lo llim iu Her Trout. I s.
Miss Couzins then related her troubles
wi:h the World's fair board of lady man
agers and her efforts to have a bill passed
by congress to secure pay for her services
as secretary. She applied to Fair for po
litical assistance, and ulthough he said he
had no such influence he wrote very kind
ly and nskej h. r to correspond wi.h him.
She responded. "And this," MissCotiz.ns
resumed, niter a pensive pause, "opened
the correspondence between us which
eventually led to our betrothal. For some
time after that letters passed between us
at regular intervals, and the spirit of tho
correspondonco grew warmer and mure
conli'.lential with each letter.
Iop;ei the (Juestiun at Chlrago.
"Shortly nft.T returning to Chicago 1
received a letter from Mr. Fair iu which
he stated that he would soon see me and
that he was coming with serious intentions
to ask my hand and heart in marriage.
Mr. Fair, accompanied by his secretaries,
Bressc und Angus and, I think, Mr.
Crothers, arrived in Chicago May 7. lS.'J,
and took apartments at the Grand Piicilic.
Mr. Fair immediately sent mo his card.
I met him in :ne of the parlors and he
expressed great happiness nt seeing mo
aain. He told mu then nud there that
be had come ull the way from California
for the purpose of asking me to become
his wifj. i told him that I would give
him a definite answer within a tew tlays
and directly intimated that he need not
have fear of my final decision. He seemed
very much pleased at this."
DEVELOPMENT OF AJf OPPOSITION,
Millionaire Lover Spirited Away Before
the Wedding Couid Take Place.
Then Miss Couzins told how Fair was
taken ill a few days after this and sent
for her to nurse him; bow she ministered
to his wants iu spite of tho objections of
his secretaries, who endeavored to keep
her from him. "When Fair had recovered
sufficiently to enable him to bo up and
walk around he called me aside one day.
I want to settle up my affairs,' he said.
'in such a manner that I shall do justice
to all my family connections. I love my
family, and I want to make fair provision
for them. I love you, and I want to pro
vide for you at all huzards, so that flnan
cial troubles can never come to you.
want you to be my wife. Will you marry
"I ansv-ered yes. He then said: 'Thank
you. We must be married soon very
soon But he was still more or less ill,
and this prevented our early marriage
One evening when he was feeling much
better e sat together and talked about
tho World's fair, and he said wo must see
all of it totrether, and that as his 'own
dear and eifted little wife' I should ex.
nlain all the Items of Interest with which
he was not acq'iaiutcd, from historical
noint of view.
And that was the last evening that
we were together," said Miss Couzins,
with a deep drawn sigh. "On the follow
Ing day Mr. Fair was whisked out of Chi
cago as if be bad been a prisonor or
fugitive from justice. Mr. Fair managed
to tell me that ho was called away by very
important business matters, but that ho
would return very soon and make me
his wife. I never saw him again. I
ceived a letter from him after ho arrived
in San Francisco. In that he stated that
he was well and begged mo to write often.
"1 did write, but I never got an answer
after that. Iam positively certain that
he wrote to me also, but the letters were
unquestionably intercepted. His secre
taries were constantly on the watch."
Miss Couzins says she asks for nothing
now except to be left in peace with her
Tua straagler nail eariaer" Barns,
Chicago, March 5. Evan (the
"Stranzler") L.wii and Farmer Burns
have signed articles to wrestle a match
in this city, six weeks from Saturday lust
Are you all tired out. do yon have
that tired feeling or sick headache?
You can be relieved of all these by
taking Hood's Sarsaparilla.
STATE DEPARTMENT NOT INFORMED.
Secretary Greshaea Knows Nothing OftV
eially of the Ex-Consol Waller Case.
Washington, March 25. Nothing has
been heard officially at the state depart
ment of the reported sentence by a French
court-martial in Madagascar of ex-United
States Consul Waller to twenty years'
imprisonment for corresponding with the
Hovas. It is expected that if this report
is well founded either United States Con
sul Campbell at Mauritius or United
States Consul Wetter at Tamatave will
promptly cable the news to the state de
partment. If the circumstances are as re
ported it is entirely proDablethat our gov
ernment will enter an energetie protest
against the arbitrary action of the French
Waller is a citizen of the United States
and not a French subject, aud the officials
here cannot conceive by what authority
the French court-martial attempted to
assert jurisdiction over an American citi-
n not actively engaged In hostilities
airainst them. The ex-consul has many
friends in this country, some of whom
are influential. He was consul at Tama
tave during the Harrison administration.
is a man of excellent business qualities.
and it is well known here that the
French concessionaires in Madagascar
have been doing their utmost to prevent
him from enjoying the fruits of the val
uable concession which he obtained from
the Hova government by good manage
So far as our government Is aware the
French protectorate over Madagascar is
limited strictly to the regulation of the
foreign intcrcoursa of tho Hova govern
ment, and the right of the latter to con
trol its internal affairs, Including the
granting of concessions to individuals.
has never been questioned before. The
French proceeding is scarcely likely to be
tolerated by our government it the fa...!
are as reported.
AMERICA'S CONSPICUOUS FAILURE.
From the Standpoint f Ir. Carlos Mar
tyn, m Chicago Reformer.
Sprisgfikld, Ills., March 25. R-;v. Dr.
Carlos Martyn, ot Chicago, spoke in Rep
resentatives' hall under the auspices of
the National Christian Citizenship League
and Y. M. C. A. The attendance was
largo. Dr. Martyn discussed "Municipal
Problems." Among other things ho called
attention to the fact that the government
of cities is tho conspicuous failure of
American institutions. He graphically
portrayed tho results of municipal .mis
rule in Chicago and New Y'ork, aud said
that these were in-rcly samples of the
situation all over tho country. Ho se
verely scored the state senate for passing
the "Humphrey bill" legalizing pool sell
ing. Dr. .Martyn said the bill should bo
entitled a "bill to debauch tho morals and
manners of tho people of Illinois." He
said its author should bo branded and his
colleagues scored In Infamy.
Corrected Daily by Slater Montrosa,
1820 Second Avenue.
Storks, Bonds, Grain and Provis
ions bought and sold. Private wires
to Chicago and Xew York.
Open lligli Low Close
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Mav ;( 4fi 6'i 4i'
July 40, 4tit St)1 W,
Msv S'4 84 -i
July s ill ii
Cash "2 47
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July U M IU HJ 1 50 13 75
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May 7 15 7 ?5 7 IS 7 i2
Jul 7 25 7 411 !S 7 4U
May B 6 i7 6 22 8
Julr B 27 6 47 S7 47
A cream of tartar bskiic powder. Highest of
all In leavening sir TCtl.iaiett UrAttd State
Corernrnxtnt J'ooi Eeport.
Rotal BsKrsa rWDEB Co.. ins Wall 8U !- T.
UNDER THE AUSPICES OF
"FARM NEWS." SPRING
FIELD, O.. LEAVING CIN
CINNATI VJA THE C. & O.
Tuesday, April 2, 7 p. m.
Stopping at Lvnchburg, Rich
mond, Norfolk and other
points in Virginia. One fare
for the ronnd trip. Tickets
good for 3 ) dajs. For cata
logue and other information
Farm News, Springfield, O.
u. l. truttt.
Gen'l T. P. A..
Wishes to move . .
Every dollars worth of Winter Clothing.
To accomplish this we will give the people
the greatest chance they have ever had to
secure a first class suit at a third class price.
We Have Inaugurated a Great
$5 Men's Suit Sale
Suits worth twice as much, suits worth three
times as much, will be sold at this special
sale for the one price, $5.
All the broken lots in our great big store
go at the same price at this big sale.
The Blue Front.
Have You ScenIC?
The Meek Furniture and
Lowest Pi ices.
All New Goods.
Tie lleck Furniture
& Carpel Co;
S2. 326. 329 Brad; St.,
Up to Date Footwear.
Ladies' Razor, (Square and Needle )
SEE OS m STYLISH FOOTWEAR.
Gents' Patent Leather Razor, Vici Kid
Tan Elite, and Elite Russia calf tan.
A few small sizes still left, and going
at big reductions.
162? Second Ave., Under Rock Island House.
See our New
And Latest Suits.
Our purpose in advertising is to let everybody
who buys clothing that is all mankind here
about know that our suitings are In, and the
finest ever displayed in the city. You are
respectfully invited to call and see the latest
in patterns and styles.
Call and leave your order.
J. B. ZTTtTT.TFiR;
Star Block, opposite Harper boose-
You cant miss it.