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ROCK ISLAND ARGUS.
VOL. XLTU. HO 138
SOCZ ISLAUD, ILL,, SATURDAY, HABCH 30. 1S95.
In Great Variety.
SECOND OPENING OF
Paris Pattern Hats
And Rich Millinery
. 6 0.
329 Twentieth St,
April 1 st, 2 J and 3d.
We will have on exhibition our
entire importation of Pattern
Hats and Bonnets and a com.
plete line of Millinery and Nov
elties. The ad rice and assist
ance of our foreladr enables us
to present the very latest, and
as the taste of a lady in a selec
tion of Millinery poods cnnot
be overestimated, yon can rely
upon our stock having in it the
Best Novelties and .
Most Desirable Goods.
Believing that the trade would
appreciate hij;h class novelties,
we have catered to their wants.
All previous displays have leen
plaincompared with styles shown
by as. We may frankly say that
we are showing more styles
worth having at more reasonable
prices than any Millinery house
in the three cities.
New Store. New Stock
And New Styles
WE HAVE THE LARGEST
AND THE BEST LIGHTED
SALESROOM WEST OF THE
CITY OF CHICAGO.
yir children's department con
tains the very choicest selection
of Silk Hats, Hoods. Caps, etc.
Don't Forget the Dates
Of our Easter Opening,
MONDAY. TUESDAY AND
WEDNESDAY. APRIL 1st.
Sd and 8d.
OPES EVERY EVENING
Mrs. C. C. Hedges
329 Twentieth St
AH SLYS MASCOT.
Fanatic Who Dosed Li Hung
with Cold Lead.
ARMISTICE WITHOUT COBDlTIOirS
traits from the Assault m tke Chinese
En Toy A Shot That Was Beard tm Im
portaat Effect by the Mikado War tm
the Orient to Ccm If tba Jan War Party
Caa Be Krnt Cnder Teat ef ka Mi
kado's Civil Power at Hand.
Washixgtox, March 31 The white
wings of peace are nnfoldinff themselves
over the oriental scene of strife anil Japan
b accorded an armistice which will stop
the clash of arms and the slaughter of
Chinese that has been going on so long.
This is official. The Japanese lega
tion here has a telegram from the
home government conveying the news.
China made the offer of the armistice
and the peace plenipotentiaries of Japan
were empowered by the emperor to ac
cept it without condition. This was done
in view of the "unexpected event" that
happened, vix: the attempted assassina
tion of Li Hung Chang. The armistice.
Minister Kurino, of the Japanese lega
tion, said, will be effective until the peace
negotiations are concluded. After a meet
ing of the peace ambassadors had been
decided on China requested the declara
tion of an armistice, but this request had
not been acted upon favorably by Japan.
The Jap Is sinpieioiis of Ah Sin.
His government. Minister Kurino said.
bad not been inclined to stop warlike
operation except on certain conditions.
These conditions are not known, but it
is suggested that probably the occupation,
of Taku might have been one, Japan
wishing something as a guarantee of the
willingness and earnestness of the Chi
nese for an amicable settlement of the
war. China evidently could not arrive at
a conclusion to agree to the stipulations
demanded by Japan, and the attempt on
the life of the Chineso peace ambassador
solved the problem for the time being and
hostilities will be suspended. There will
be no withdrawal of the Japanese troops
from Chinese territory, however.
Test rf Japaa's Civil Power.
The power of the Japanese government
to execute the armistice will now be put
to a critical test. The military power of
Japan, in the judgment of intelligent ob
servers, has almost outstripped the civil
power during tho war. This has caused
ieriuus concern, and it has been feared
that tho military elmeut, backed by the
war spirit among the people, would not
submit to an armistice, even if the civil
authorities ordered one. To meet this
zmergency a change of army commanders
was recently made. There had been three
army corps, operating in different cam
paigns, and each under a general of su
preme authority over his particular cam
paign. Opportunity of KomiUo'i Life.
About three weeks ago, in anticipation
of the armistice. Prince Komatsu was cre
ated commander-in-chief of all the armies.
The purpose of this step was to concen
trate authority in one man in close touch
with the imperial household, who could
thus execnte an armistice by a simulta
neous cessation of hostilities by tho three
armies. It now remains to be seen wheth
er Prince Komatsu can execute the im
portant commission given to him. Prince
Komatsu has to contend against a war
spirit inflamed by many victories. It has
been stated that an armistice would be
so unpopular among the people and sol
diery that it would assure the political
retirement of Japan s two chief states
men Count Ito and Mr. Matsin who
have served as peace envoys.
I'nlacky ahot lor the Japanese.
The full text of the cable received at
the Japanese legation regarding the
armistice is a follows: "On the opening
uf the negotiations the Chinese plenipo
tentiary proposed aa armistice, which
Ja an was willing to accept on certain
conditions, n bila this negotiation was
zi.ing on the outward event happened on
he person of tho Chinese plenipotentiary,
liis majesty the emperor, in view of tins
unhappy occurrence, commanded the
Japanese plenipotentiaries to consent to
temiKirary armistice without conditions.
This was communicated to the Chinese
OIK MIMsrCB lO HAWAII.
Probability That He JVIH Leave lloaolola
Like Porter Leic Kome.
WASHINGTON", March 3). There are In
dications that Willis, our minister to
Hawaii, U preparing to take a leave of
abs 'nee from his post. One story is that
he will go to Japan for a time and another
Is that he will return to the I nited.States.
Th- state department officials will not
say anything about tho matter, but con'
ten: themselves with pointing to the fact
thnt the minister is entitled to a leave of
ab nee if be desires it and the conditions
in the country to which he is accredited
admit of his leaving.
During his absence the L nited states
It cation at Honolulu would be left in
charge of Ellis Mills, the secretary of le
ention, which will exactly correspond in
cttii i ll status with tho Hawaiian legation
at Washington. In this case the condi-
f.i ns will be precisely parallel to those in
Ki me and Washington at the time of the
Italian trouble four years ago, when Fava
left Washington and United State Min-
ts:er Porter spent nineteen months roam'
ing through Switzerland and other Euro
Morrill's Telegram coce Astray.
Washington-, March 30. Although it
la said at the White House that the tele
gram from Governor Morrill urging the
president to extend protection toex-United
states Consul Waller, a citizen of Kan
sas, reported to be imprisoned in Mada
gascar by order of a French court mar
tial, has not yet been received, the presi
dent, after a consultation with bis cabi
net, has decided to act in the matter and
till for a report of all the circumstances.
coughing around. You can atop it
if you want to by usine Parks'1 Cough
Syrup. If it doesn't cure you. you
ran get yonr money back. Sold by
Harts & 'Ullemryer.
THREE WEEKS IN SUCCESSION
General Trade Shows Evidences of In-
pienaeBl, Says Bradstreet's Kevlew.
Nnr Yoek, March 30. Bradstreet's
says: General trade for the third week in
succession continues to show evidences of
improvement. In no other direction is
this so plainly indicated as In the ten
dency of prices. A week ago encourage
ment had been obtained from a generally
unexpected advance in cotton and wheat.
Following their slight reaction the week
has witnessed a firm cotton market, fur
ther improvement in wheat, with a sym
pathetic influence on corn and oats, the
effect of which is greatly emphasized this
week by advances in quotations, not only
for coke but prospectively for iron and for
Bessemer pig iron, for steel billets, and
actually for manufactured iron at western
There are also higher quotations from
rutmeats west, the outcome of restricted
supplies of cattle, and this is behind in
creased demand for shoes for full dcliveiy,
as quotations for leather continue upward
on the comparative scarcity of hides.
Firmness in cotton and the lato advance
lias shown itself in higher quotations not
only for print cloths, but other varieties
of cotton goods. Higher prices for hogs
at the west have brought like quotations
for pork and lard. In addition, advances
are reported on butter a'.. I eggs. Such a
list of Increased quotations within a
week, the third within three weeks tells
its own story. Among staples reported
firm or unchanged in price are wool, al
though moving in larger volume, cotton,
sugar, coffee, leaf tobacco, rice, lumber
The better feeling in general trade cir
cles which characterized the reports from
a number of cities has become more wide
spread, and even where no actual jrain
in the movement of staples is reported
increased confidence in a better demand Is
marked. Exports of wheat, including Sour
as wheat, from both coasts this week are
smaller than lor four preceding weeks
2ui2,UiU bushels. This total is compared
with exports of practically 3,WJ,UJ bush
els last week, 2. UCi.UtiO bushels in the
week one year ago. 3, 870,0 J3 bushels two
years ago, s.a.-iT.oMU bushels three years
ago, and 2,101,1 bushels in the fourth
week of March, Is'JL
TO INVITE CLEVELAND TO CHICAGO.
The President Wauled to Participate in a
SuomI Honey Cunveutiun.
CHICAGO, M:irch 3J. A committee com
posed of William T. linker, president of
the board of trade; General George W.
Smith, ex-Mayor John A. Roche, T. W.
Harvey, David Ki-lley, (of Kecley, Minis
& Co.) and Henry ! llobbins, left lust
evening on the Pennsylvania road t-'T
asliwiptoii for the purpose of conferring
with the president. These gentlemen de
clined to talk of the object of their
mission, but it Is generally understood
that they go to Washington to ask tho
president to come to Cuicago to par
ticipate in a demonstration in favor of
sound money, as an invitation to that end
has been in circulation in Chicago lor
Comity Option Adversely Itepnrted,
Madison, Wis., March 3J. The county
option bill was unanimously reported by
the assembly committee for indefinite
postponement. The bill compelling street
car companies to vestibule their cars in
three years was passed. The joint resolu
tion proposing a constitutional amend
ment to allow the women to vote was
made a apwial order for Thursday next.
In the sen u to the rules were suspended to
allow the bill appropriating f 10, (WO for the
benefit of the northern fire sufferers to be
concurred in. The bill limiting freight
and passenger charges by railroads was
re-referred to the committee on railroads.
The assembly resolution fixing April 18
as the date for final adjournment was laid
over until next W ednesday.
Revenge of a Woman.
Richmond. Va., March 3X Some time
since John E. Rabineau shot and killed
Otto Fraysier in a barroom In this city.
He was tried and acquitted. He has now
appeared in the police court to complain
that tho mother of Fraysier is making
his lifo unbearable, She comes daily to
his place of business and calls down the
vcnireance of heaven upon his head, ishe
brings with her the little son of the dead
man, and points out to him his father's
murderer. Ho prays that sonio relief be
afforded him, as the strain is killing him.
Where Is That Ulspetchf
Topeka. Kas.. March 30. According to
the denials at Washington it would seem
that the dispatch sent by Governor Mor
rill protesting against the court-martial
by the French authorities in Madagascar
of ex-Lnited States Consul Waller, of
Kansas, had gone astray. The governor
says the d ispatch was sent on Monday
evening, March The record of the
teicgraph otttue, which handled the dis
patch shows that the telegram was sent
at DifJ p. m. on that day.
Ate Gassbo with Secretary Herbert,
Washington-, March 30. After the
cabinet meeting President Cleveland and
all the members of the cabinet except
Secretary Carlisle walked from the White
House to tho residence of Secretary Her
bert, where an old-fashioned southern
luncheon was served, of which gumbo
was a feature. The ladies of the cabinet
were entertained at luncheon by Mrs.
Cleveland in the White House at the
same time. ,
Bsadita Rod a Gambling House.
GlE5wood Springs, Colo., March 3t
Three masked men armed with Win
chesters and revolvers entered Campbell
& Connor's saloon in this city and com
manded all present to hold up their hands.
They then proceeded to help themselves
to the money in the drawers of the faro
table and roulette wheel, amounting to
over tduu. They got away.
unevaocca of Cone eraera.
Connellsvillk, Pa., March 3a Mike
Barrett, president of the Coke Workers'
organization, has Issued a call far a con
I ventioa of the mine workers of the Con
j nel Is villa region, to be held at Soot td ale
I next Wednesday. There is dissatisfao-
tion over minor points in the new scale
which goes into effect Monday. Some of
the workers claim the advance is not
enough and that it will tie handicapped
by giving the men less work, advancing
I bouse rent and price of good In the sap
Blv stores. - . .
Poisoned by his Wife, Assisted
by His Daughter.
THE TAXI5G OFT OF lfJEE SMITH.
A Conspiracy off Jtfar Relatives to Obtain
His Insatnaee ajoaey Which Was Only
Boeeessful as to Bis Death His Daaghtar
Now Confesses That She Gave Her rather
the ratal Dose Waate to Savo Her
OUAIIA, Xcb., March 30. Cora Smith,
formerly a resident ot Dea Moines, but
who has lived in this eity since last Sep
tember, was arrested here and taken to
I)cs Moines. Shortly after being taken
tc the police station she confessed to hav
ing assisted in tho murder of her father
last May. Mike Smith was the mur
dered man's name and previous to the
last and successful attempt to kill him by
poisoning an attempt was made by shoot
ing. The ball passed through his head
fust back of his tyes and from the effects
he was blinded. It was not proved who
fired this shot and Smith could not be led
to believe that members of his family
were plotting to kill him, but insisted
that it was a man who was an enemy of
his. Not long after the shooting inci
dent poison in small doses was adminis
tered, from the effects of which he died.
Wife sentenced for Life.
The wife and daughter were arrested.
Charged with the crime, and in June the
wife was convicted and sentenced to life
imprisonment in the Iowa penitentiary.
Cora was discharged when taken before
the police judge for a hearing and, after
remaining in Des Moines for a short time.
he came to Omaha. Her associates no
ticed that something was continually
worrying her and that she could not sleep.
After her mother was sent to the peni
tentiary Cora began writing to her and in
one of the letters sho told her mother how
the had assisted in poisouing her father,
and at the same time implicating her
aunt, Mrs. EUou Inlander. This letter
fell into the hands of the detectives, as
did also tho correspondence following. In
her confession she said that the poison
used to kill her fattier was purchased by
her aunt, Mrs. Leader, and that Mrs.
Leader administered several doses, but
the one which caused her father's death
and the last dose g.von was by her own
Willing to Iy lite 1'enoliy.
She expressed a willingness to return
to Des Moines without requisition papers
and said that she would bo glad to get
a chance to have her mother liberated.
She said she was willing to pay the pen
alty of her crime, and the thought that
her mother was serving a life-timo sen
tence for something sho had not done had
preyed upon her liiirnl until sho had bo-
come almost criizmL I no object o the
murder was for the purpose of getting the
insurance which Smith carried on his
life. The amount was rO.OX) but after
the conviction of Mrs. Smith for murder
the insurance companies refused to pay
the policies. Smith was one of the old
est engineers on tho Uock Island road.
Fred Douglass Will.
Washington, March JR The will of
the lato Frederick Douglass has been
filed. It is dated Aug. 33, 185, and gives
to the widow the house and fifteen acres
of laud in Anacosta, D. C. his writings,
books, papers, pictures and paintings ex
cept a portrait of himself, which goes to
the daughter, Kosetta 1. Sprague. The
widow also gets tlU.UUO in United States
bonds and (10,000 money, the latter to be
derived from other property not already
mentioned. Tho duughtcr, Kosetta D.
Spragu and tho three sons, Lewis, Fred'
erick and Charles, receive an equal share
amountiug to about f U.OJt- each in cosh
value of the remaining property.
lee Breaking lp at Menominee.
Menominee, Mich., March 80. The
wind is blowing a gale from the north
east, and the ice twenty miles north U
rapidly breaking up.
Corrected Daily by Slater Montrose,
1820 Second Avenue.
Stocks, Bonds, Grain and Provis
ions bought and sold. Private wires
to Chicago and New York.
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A cream of tartar kakm pi wder. Highest of
s'J ia leavening sucactk otf CaUad Ms
Csi'iraicf food LrporU
Rotal Bakixs ttnrsEa Co.. It Wall SL. . T.
Special for Saturday
Fedora Hats, all colors, worth $1.75 to $2
Special for Saturday. March 30, three pair
black hose all sizes, -
Special for Saturday, March 30, Summer Flan
nel Star Shirt Waist, $1 kind
Special for Saturday, March 30, Men and
Boys' Sweeters - - -
. Special for Saturday, March 30,
of Men's Boys and Children's Suits ever shown in
BEAUTIFUL BABY CARRIAGES.
QUICK BAKING RANGES.
AND HOUSE FURNISHINGS.
Visit our furniture depart
ment. Lowest Prices.
All New Goods
The Ml MM
& Carpet Co.,
321, S26, S2S Bradj St-
in Window for Specials in Neckwear.
Up to Date Footwear.
Ladies' Razor, (Square and Needle.)
SEE US FOB STYLISH FOOTMB.
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. ZTTrTT.TFiR;
Star Block, opposite Harper House
the greatest line
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