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ROCK ISLAND , ARGUS.
VOL. XLm HO 156
ROCK ISLASD, ILL., SATURDAY, APRIL 20. 1805.
PBIG3 TIDES CZ3I3.
Alleged British Note to Nicara
gua Not Confirmed.
K0 HEWS AT STATE DEPARTMENT.
Cable from London T1U of Similar Utt
f Information at the British Foreign
Ofllee fecretarjr Morton Talks of the
Beel Question Representative Hit Ser.
lonely III Turkish Reasons for Llmltlos;
the Time of Jews at Jerusalem.
WAsniSGTOs, April a.. The depart
ment officials hero say they know noth
ing about the truth of the Now York
World's London cable giving an alleged
reply of tho British government to the re
ply of Nicaragua to the so-called ultima
tarn of Great Britain in the matter of the
outrage on British Pro-Consul Hatch. A
cable from London says: "The official
of the British foreign clSce declare they
know nothing of the letter alleged to be
the reply of Earl Kimberley, secretary of
stato for foreign affairs, to the answer of
the foreign minister of Nicaragua to the
ultimatum of Great Britain. The Ex
change Telegraph company asserts that
the British foreign office is still occupied
with Nicaragua's reply and that Istcps
would already have been taken to press
home our ultimatum if it had not been
ascertained that the British demand was
delayed In transmission.' "
Brings en the "Critical" Stage Again.
So it is yet a question whether the
British reply has been sent. As printed
It is very brief and simply declares that
the Nicoraguan rejoinder to the ultimatun
U wholly Inadequate and that the British
government will not consent to arbitrate
the Indemnity to be paid Hatch. Officials
and diplomats here regard tho answer of
Lord Kitubcrly as bringing the British
Nlcaraguan question to a critical stage.
It is believed that Great Britain shortly
Will proceed to collect the claim or debt
as it is viewed from the British stand
point and that the first move will be a
"paciflo blockade" of all Nlcaraguan
porta, thus crippling the local commerce
but nut Interfering with the Coiled
States or other foreign commerce. The
latest uflicial information received here
shows that Great Britain can at once
bring to bear two formidable fleets for
blockading purposes, one on tho Pacific
side and the other on the Atlantic coast
of Nicaragua nineteen ships in oil.
BEEF 81 ILL KEMAINJ HIGH.
Kote Hits' ending There Is a Break la the
friee ol Live Stork.
Wasiiikotox, April SO. Secretary Mor
ton when asked In regard to the report
from Chicago to the effect that his agita
tion gn tho subject of high prices has led
t reuiirod consumption of Uf and a con
sequent break In the markets for nvo I
stock, said so far as has been learned
tiu-rc had been no break in the price of
beef. Notwithstanding tho smaller re
ceipts ot cattlo during tho lust two or
three months, he said, the market at Chi
cago h:wl beea reported dull and weak,
and it had boon d.flicult fur shippers to
obtain market quotations for their cattle.
Tho quotations on those animals had
recently been advanced from one-half to
three-quarters of a cone a pound, but it
was nut easy for the producer to obtain
tho higher prices. He added: "If supply
and demand is the only influence which
Is being exerted why should the price of
bocf continue high and the price of cattle
be suddenly lowered? It Is now stated
that Chicago and other slaughtering
points will soon havo all the cattle needed
and (he result will bo that prices will be
t;tn to tumble, but we see no predictions
that tho price of beef will tumble.
"It is not long since tho largo packers
were claiming that the price of hides was
tuiremunerative in this country owing to
tho competition with hides importcdfrom
other countries, but with the falling off
In the receipts of cattlo tho price of hides
has been suddenly marked up. Is it not
plain that the Chicago packers have more
power over the markets than has gener
ally been supposed?'
WHAT TUB II BK APPREHENDS.
lie la Afraid the Jews Will Steal the Daly
Washixgtos, April SO. In the pub
lished correspondence between the state
department and Turkey for the past year
there is a curious reason given by the
Turkish minister of state for certain re
strictions on the stay of Jews at Jeru
salem. Israelites are not allowed to re
main In that city more than ninety days.
Said Pasha gave to Minister Terrell the
following reasons for the restrictions:
"We believe that Jesus Christ was a
great prophet, and if the Jews get control
of Jerusalem they will steal the sepul-
cher of Christ and destroy everything
that can remind people of him." Terrell
says this feature of the Interview was un
expected. He informed the paina that he
might protest against such action in the
future Gresham, however. Intimates
that tho Cnited States will only inter
' fere to give protection to American Jews
where they are subjected to unwarranted
Kenreseatative Bltt Serloasly Ilk
VasihsstoS, April X Representa
tives Hut, of Illinois, and Cogswell, ol
hnsxtta. two of the best known
Republican members of the house of rep
resentatives, are seriously ut. ogsweu
was in poor health for some months prior
t. 1 f h. tfnnvAninff nf ran Tress, but re
sumed his congressional duties and since
adjournment nas wen ailing again eu
that his friends became alarmed. Hia
Kmlth nt lain h ln ImBTOVlnff. Hitt
suffered relapse and hia condition is
- f i. -r- Jtaraaaa Steps Oat.
WASHiSGTOjr, April HO. Senor Mura
sna. the Stunlsh minister who has been
succeeded br Senor do Lome, left here last
nicht for Mexico, whence he goes to
Spain. There have been no official for
mnlities. so far as can be learned, attend-
fire to the residence and Cox escaped with
his Winchester, exchanging shots with
the crowd. If captured he will be lynched.
They Generally Kaeente Their Threats.
Dbcatcb. Ilia. April ax WillUa
Kramer shot hia divorced wife, Mrs,
Emma Bogaidess iu her own home. Sh
was papering a second story room when
he entered and began firing. The first
hot struck her in the breast, the second
in the stomach and the third in the hip.
She got down stairs and then fell. She
will die. Kramer fired one shot into hit
own heart and died almost instantly.
He had been drinking and threatening U
kill his former wife for marrying again.
Stage Driver Robbed the Stage.
Colusa, Cat, April 20. Charles Coles,
the driver of the stage that was reported
to have been held up by two men on the
plains between Norman and Painceton
last Saturday morning, has confessed thai
ho is tho one who looted Wells-Forge
Company's treasure box. He name:
Charles M. Myers as. his accomplice, and
both are now in jail hero. Tae money
Jack the Cattle-Kipper" Now.
Spring Valley, Ills., April so. Farm
era north of here ore alarmed over th
dastardly acts of a mysterious person
who goes to the pastures at night and
kills cattle by ripping open the abdomen.
William Schmitz, a night watchman at
Ladd, has been arrested on suspicion and
held to the grand jury in bonds of (1,000.
The animals killed were valued at more
than 11,50 J.
Mr. Jones la Also Mr. Morr.son.
Washington-, April Si Chief Hazcn,
of the secret service, has received a
telegram from Chicago statiug that two
Canadian witnesses had positively identi
fied C O. Jones, arrested in Chicago last
Wednesday for complicity in the opera-
tions of the gang of postage stamp coun
terfeiters, as the George Morrison wno
conducted tho transactions in Canada.
The George Morrison who was arrested in
Cincinnati was found not to be tho man
wanted and was released.
BURIED UNDER TIMBERS.
Crew Working in a Shipyard Tsi
Killed aad Tee Fatsily Hart.
Chicago, April S. A derrick In nse in
the yards of the Chicago Ship Buildins
company at South Chicago collapsed.
Heavy timbers were being hoisted by the
machine, and they fell with tho frame
work, burying tho crew of workmen. The
dead are: Harry Blake and Patrick Har
vey. The injured: John Conlv, fatally;
John J. Hand. fataUjK William McCal
lion, leg broken; Michael Cusick. lep
broken, back injured. Slightly injured:
Frank Carver, William Hardpke (U years
old), and Harry Price.
W hile the men were at work one of the
guys of the derrick broke. Under tho in
creased strain on the remaining stays one
of them snapped and with it a heavy cable
gave way. - The beam fell as it supports
were weakened and knocked three gird
ers down one after another as a set of ten
pins. Thirty men were at work undei
tho girders and In an instant the injured
men wero straggling beneath tho wreck
age, and others were hurrying to assist in
... .sMaaTanfllai iKf1! I" 1
wero at work riveting tho plates on
deck and were struck by the same pole.
It crushed In their chests and caused In
stant death. The other Injured were
scattered over tho deck.
William McCallion died from his injuries
last night, making the number dead
TWO INDIAN POLICE CAPTURED.
Sequel of the Ad Tent are of Sheriff Malllnl
Othrr Warrants Issued.
OMAHA, April 90. A special to The
Bee from Pender, Neb., says: A posse of
men who went to the reservation country
after the Indian police captured two ol
them and they are now in jail at this
place. The posse took the Indians by
surpriso and met with no resistance.
Everything is quiet here, but no one
knows what a day may bring forth.
Jim Blackhawk and John v hite, the
two Indians jailed, will have a hearing
today. They are charged with resisting
an officer. Warrants were Issued for the
arrest of Henry French, captain of the In
dian police; James xcllowbank, George
Thunder, James Garmony, Amos Snow
and Georgo 11 Brown, a carpenter. All
of these men are Winnebago Indians and
assisted the two Indians now in jail at
the timo Sheriff Mullin was arrested.
Evan Lewis Ready to Meet Bams,
CniCAGo, April 30 Evan L.wis, the
"Stranglcr," billed to meet "Farmer"
Burns for the henvy-weight champion
ship of the world at the Second Kegl
ment armory tonight, has arrived in Chi
cago, accompanied by Duncan McMdlan,
his trainer and second. The "Scrangler"
weighs, stripped, ISl pounds, and declares
himself in shape to wrestle a whole night
Financially ulleeled far salclde.
Kewausee. Wis., April SO. William
St. Peter, a farmer living two miles from
this clrv, was found dead behind his barn
with a bullet hole through his breast. Ho
recently procured insurance on his life in
the Koyal Arcanum, 3,000 In the ortn
western of Milwaukee, and within the
past month $1-,0U in the Equitable, of
Cost S30n,0OO aad a Life.
Philadelphia, April ax The fire
which broke out in the building occupied
by the New York Biscuit company, at
XUX 1(13 and 214 North Front street, de
stroyed that building completely and
others partly. Tho loss was v-X,0UU.
William Sergeant, a fireman, was fatally
hurt and died in the hospital.
w oarers of the Whisky Trust.
Chicago, April S-X Samuel M. Rice
was unanimously elected president of the
whisky trust to succeed Joseph B. Green
hut. John M. Mott, of Chicago, was
elected secretary. The new board and
officers are in perfect harmony with Re
ceiver Mc Nulla.
Ket the Aristecratie "Grip."
NEW York. April 30. It transpires that
Russell Sage's illness, from which be Is
effecting a happy recovery, was doe to
nothing more aristocratic than shingles.
This is a rash on the body, the chief fea
ture of which is itching.
basell vox la Illii
Springfield, April ax The state board
of health reports two new eases of small
pox at Mattoon and one new can at
Spring Valley. The disease ts abating at
Ardmore, I. T., Ravaged by a
WHOLE BUSINESS SECTION IN HUES'.
On Hundred and Fifty Store Building
Swept Away at a Cost of Anoat S800.000
Citizens Fight the Finnses with Neither
Water Works Nor Engines and Save tho
Residences One Han Fatally Darned
aad Twenty-six Bones Roasted Alive.
Abdmobe, L T., April ai. Thursday
Ardmore could boast of being the largest
and most prosperous city in the Indian
Territory. Yesterday morning the entire
business portion of the eity was wiped oat
by fire and 159 business houses, among
which wero many two and three-story
bricks, are a smouldering mass of ruins.
The aggregate loss entailed is variously
estimated at between 500, 000 and 1800,000,
with the latter figures probably coming
near the correct amount. The insurance
will foot np to but one-third of the loss.
The fire started at 1 o'clock in the morn
ing in tho large livory barn of Harper &
Cecil in Caddo street. It spread with
marvelous rapidity and within less than
hour's time nearly every business
house on that street was In ruins.
Bad to Fight It Band-to-Baad.
The city has no fire company or water
works, but the whole male population
turned out and desperately fought tho
flames. It was soon apparent that the
business portion ot the city was doomed.
and efforts were directed towards saving
the residence section. They worked like
beavers, and at 6 o'clock a. m. had kept
the flames within the down town limit.
Two largo brick national bank buildings
and three other business houses on Main
street, cast of Caddo, with the postoffice,
is all of the business portion of the city
left standing. The scene of the disaster
on Main street is a sad one and tho loss
will prove a decided set back to the city.
Han Fatally itorned and Borers Roasted.
Twenty-six livery horses were roasted
alive in Harper & Cecil's stables. A man
named Neu, a stranger who was permit
ted to sleep in the barn, was so badly
burned that be cannot recover. The
cause of the fire is not known, there be
ing various rumors as to its origin, but
it is undoubtedly incendiary. Tne large
federal court building and jail were de
stroyed. Eighty prisoners condnod in the
latter were removed to the Baptist church
beyond the danger line and placed under
a heavy guard.
Those Who Lost Over S1O.0OD.
Tho following are the losers of $10,000
and up in each cose: Noble Bros., whole
sale grocers, to0,0o0; J. B. Spraggln &
Co., hardware, f:5.000; W. O. Duston, dry
goods, $io,0J0; Williams Bros., hardware,
$15,00); ii. F. Whittington, general mer
chandise, t&I.OOJ; A. J. Kleskie, general
tlo.OJO; Frank Green oua7l2;ouO; Tlan
d:ill & Co., general merchandise, (15,000;
Fielder Bros., grocers. (12,000; Kearney &
Mot Daunted hy the Disaster.
The work of rebuilding on a moro ex
tensive plan will begin at once, and out
side aid will not be asked. The total In
surance is (211,000, and tho losers were
Insured in sums varying from 20 to 50 per
cant, of tho losses.
IS JOHN WILKES BOOTH ALIVE?
Sqa re Dagger Says Be Is and Waats to
Return to the I'nlted states.
LouisviLLK, April 20. A special to The
Courier Journal from Paducab, Ky.,
says: Squire Duggcr, a prominent mer
chant of Unionville, Ills., has imparted a
startling bit of information, if his state
ments are trne. He said that last week
he received a long letter from John
Wilkes Booth, who is alive in South
America, engaged in the mining business.
Bugger alleges that Booth expressed a
desire to return to the United States. Re
garding the killing of tho man supposed
to have been him Boot 6), uugger says
the letter states that he was an aoconi
plice, being tho ono that handed Booth
the pistol with which he shot Lincoln.
LiugKcr is deemed very reliable by tnose
who know him, and ho says he will give
the letter up for publication In a short
The Coal War Will Go On.
Cleveland, April 9). There is not tho
lightest indication that the Massillon
coal war, which has been waged here for
the past week, will be brought to an end
very soon. A prominent dealer said that
he had every reason to believe that some
of the coal which is now selling at 12 23
would sell at (2 per ton at retail before
long. Meantime consumers are taking
advantage ot the low prices by storing
away supplies for months ahead.
Believe tile Son Was Doped."
ST. Joseph, Mo., April X An air of
mystery surrounds the death of J. E. Bal-
thrope, a prominent lawyer of (joinry.
Ills, who died suidenly on a Burlington
train April 10. Mr. Balthrope's father
has arrived here and is endeavoring to as
certain the cause of his sjn's death. His
father is of the opinion that he was
"doped" by robbers and relieved of hit
valuables, the poison being sufficiently
strong to cause death.
Seeeasioa Threat la Minnesota.
St. Paul, April ax "As a result of
the infamous conduct of this senate, I
warn you that the northern part of the
state will within the next decade no
longer be a part ot the state of Minne
sota." This threat of secession was ut-
iered by Senator Spencer In explanation
at his vote upon the general appropria
tion and was the result of- the refusal ot
the senate to' give Daluth a normal school.
Tare miles on too tSaae in :' m-e.
Sa Jose. Cnl.. April U0 Ed. C. Bald,
of Buffalo, N. Y., did two miles on a biko
on the cement track here in 4:1a 1-a.
J est tee Wmslsv-i Majority.
Madisox, Wis, Apr 11 ax Justice Wins
low's majotity for the supreme bench by
complete official figures ts V.Osa.
The fact that Hood's Sarsaparilla,
once fairly tried, becomes the favor
ite spring medicine, speaks volumes
for its excellence ana merit.
A cream of tartar biking pewder. Highest of
all In leavening etrensth. Latest Uniltl Statti
Gevtnmtnt food Seport.
Rotai. RaKOte rowDEa Co.. lot Wall 8L. ST. T.
7 Per Cent Loans.
AS OAFX AS
The following is a partial
list of completed gilt-edged
first mortgage loans on hand,
which we offer for sale, sub
ject to previous selections,
for their face and accrued
interest. These loans have
been carefully selected by
ns. and are first-class in
every respect. They are all
7 pek cent net to the inves
tor. We have many other
loans to offer, if these are
not in amounts to suit the
aewaaC Out, Timt.
$2,200 7 6 yrs
800 7 5 yrs
500 7 6 yrs
900 7 . 5 yrs
200 7 5 yrs
2,000 7 5 yrs
300 7 5 yrs
1,000 7 ' 6 yrs
875 7 5 vrs
1,500 7 5 yrs
2,000 7 6 yrs
400 7 5 yrs
800 7 5 yrs
440 7 5 yrs
600 7 6 yrs
1,200 7 5 yrs
250 7 5 yrs
The securities we offer are
especially adapted for the
in vestment of savings 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 his coupon to us
for collection. For further
information call at the of
JACKSON & HURST,
GEO. F. ROTH, Bout. Loan Densitment.
Sale Now On.
Bennett's Glove Store
1605 SECOND AVENUE.
Ttsnty-First Street Addition
Fine Residence Lots in this
addition For Sale on
This addition is located be
tween Twentieth and Twenty-second
streets and Tenth
and Twelfth avennes, and
nearly every lot in it has
upon it a fine walnut, elm,
hackberry, or other large
tree, and is already provid
ed with abundant shade.
These lots are in the very
best part of the city, and
the most desirable for resi
dence purpose of any lots in
the city. Apply to
M. If. STURGEON.
Soem 21, Xitchill k Lyndt Block.
HAVE Tim BRT AGENTS' ATIC1.S OH
KABTH. Send postal s.r narUcalsrs. Nollitu
Use a. Credit to all rtav. Warned tv event
txxJv. He ftnod. r as I arveina aesinri
A Chance of Your Life.
One of the largest clothing manufacturers of this country happened
to be very hard pressed for money, and knowing we are always
prepared in such an emergency with ready cash, they offered us
the remainder of their new spring stock, consisting of 800 Men's
Fine Suits. We bought them at SO cents on the dollar, and. we
offer them to you at the same rate.
Suits worth $15, 7 0
$13.50 and $12 at MM
We can fit any one from size 24 to 42. This lot comes in all
shades, black, blue, brown, and all the latest colorings in light and
summer shades. Come and look at these $7.42 suits whether
you wish to buy or not.
Yts, we are ready for
business with a large and
complete line in every
to our mammoth store.
Ever you need in any
of our lines will be sold
you at lowest prices.
We are in a position
to save you money on
Line of Furniture, Car
pets, Draperies, Stoves,
Refrigerators, and also
cannot be beat. Come
to see us April 20 Our
He Ml More
& Caiflfit Co.,
S2I. S26. 328 Brady St,
Saturday, April 20,
Ladies' Special Shoe Sale.
For choice of our Needle and Needle
Square, hand turned black vice shoes,
regular $1.50 goods. These are a great
bargain and the very latest styles.
1621 Second Ave., Under Rock Island House.
See our Ne w
And Latest Suits.
Our purpose in advertising is to let everybody
who buys clothingthat fa all mankind here
about know that our suitings are in, and the
finest ever displayed In the city. Yon are
respectfully invited to call and see the latest
in patterns and styles.
Call and leave your order.
J. B. ZTMTiTR'R-,
Star Block, opposite Harper House