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ROOK ISLAND ARGU
VOL. ZLm. NO 200
BOCK ISLAND, ILL., TUESDAY, JUNE 11. 1835.
FBIG2 TXXBS3 GZ3T3.
IS NOT CONFIRMED.
The Reported Massacre of Mis
sionaries in China.
WHAT IS KNOWN AT WASHUIGT01T
.Abont the Sitnmtioa of the MImIoim sad
tha Danger of Mob roMibility That
the Locality of the Horror Bus Been
Wrongly GItoo Secretary Morion Bend
Oat ill Crop Report for Jans 1 Oluey
Takes the Oath a. Frrmier.
Wasiiihgtos, Juno 1L Tho Chinese
legation has received no information as to
the reported massacre of all missionaries
In Cheng Ta and strong hopes are enter
tained that tho affair may be less serious
than the meager report indicate. It is
Btated at the legation th it Cbong Ta is
a large city in tho interior of China. Tho
people are fur removed from tho centers
of foreign cumincrcs, such as Canton
and fehunghaL ILecently, however, by
tho treaty of peace with Japan, this in
terior city was ono of several places to bo
opened to foreigners and foreign com
merce. IThis fast, It is explained, haj
agitated! lie pcoplewho have lived by them
selves frbni time immemorial. The mis-
eionaruis nro tho only foreigners who
have heretofore settled at Cheng Tu. ,.
IlnidVo Prevent Hob Tioleoce.
It is said that the number of mission
aries, including their families, in the en
tire province of So Chun, of which Cheng
Tu is tbo capital, must be less than 100,
Including all nationalities. Tho mission
ary hoadquarters is at Cheng Tu, where
It is Lelicvcd thcro nro not exceeding ten
missionaries, tho rst being scattered
through the province. It is said that tho
emperor of China and tho tsung li ya
men havo given every possible protection
to the missionaries, although it bos been
found impossible to guard against mob
violence, particularly at remote interior
points. Tbo Chinese government has
naked foreign governments to nppreoitito
, these dilliuulties, and has advised that the
missions shuuid bo kept within sofo
limits. But tho zeal of tho missionaries
' has led them to push inward, without
fear of results, to places where the Chineso
cfliuials havo had difficulty in affording
Mistake in the Name of the Place.
State department olHcials, however,
After investigating tho reports su'ul that
they thought an error bad been made in
the transmission of tho numo of the place
where tho massacro is snid to havo oc
curred. Ic is believed that this name, in
Btead of Cheng Tu should be Chang Te,
tho capital of liunun. In this place thero
are a number of foreign missionaries, and
tho uuti foreign feeling is very strong. In
1,-W.J thoro wcro threatening demonstra
tions by tho people, and tbo missionaries
were kept for soma tiino in a state of ter
rorism by the display of placards abusing
tho "foreign devils" and warning tho na
tives against nililiatlon with them. Tho
condition of alTuirs was rogartlcd by
Uuited Statos Minister Dcnby as grave
enough to warrant representations to the
Chineso government, and tho facts wcro
made the subject of several reports from
tho minister to tho stato department.
Chang To is acocssiblo to small gunboat',
and a Hritish warship visited the neigh
borhood several years ngo.
Seem That Nobody Was Killed.
Finco tho above was writton the follow
ing cablo has been received from Shang
hai: "Tho report of-tho total destruction
of the missions of Cheng Tfr Kiating, and
Yonehoiiu has been continued. Tho local
olliciuls refused protection to tho mission
aries until tlio mob had completed tho
work of demolishing tho building. Tho
mission stations at other places huve been
threatened. About twenty inlulis, be
sides a number of children, havo taken
refueo nt Chi-ng Tu, and Yamen-Yico-roy
lain is blamed for the alT.iir."
Wilt: AT ACREAGE AM) CONDITION-
As Plgtiiil Ont by the Einert. la Secre.
tary Martou'a IKpwrtiueoU
AVasiiisutos, Juno 11. Tho report of
Juno 1, consolidated from tho returns of
tho correspondents of tho agricultural de
partment, lnnkes tho aereago of winter
wheat at present growing, nfter allowing
for abandonments, itf 1 p.T cent, of tho
area harvested in Jtf'.'L Tho tierceutaes
of winter wheat a.:rra20 upon tho basis
Indicated for the principal states are as
tf.lt till.. (-.. t i .. Int.
IUI1UW; Villi' Vif, .lllLlllllll .'( AI1UIIIII1I,
IKi; Itlinuls, '.'"; Kansas, b"; and Call
furnin, llo. Tho percentaso of Fpring
wheat area for tho entiro country Is i'J.3
per cent, l.-elng but a slight reduction
from last year's area.
Tho pn eentages of spring wheat acre
age of the principal states are: Wiscon
sin, 107; Minnesota, 111"; Nebraska, 101;
North Uakota, HO; South D.ikota, 100.
Tho condition of winter wheat has fallen
decidedly since last reports, being 71.1 per
cent., against 8J it on May 1. Tbo condi
tion reported Juno 1, lb'.tl, was 83.2 per
cent. Tho prccentages of tho principal
rtates are as follows: Ohio, ?; Michigan,
77; Indiana, M; Illinois, 51; Missouri, 70;
Kansas, 1)7; Nebraska, 37; California, 10i
Tho condition of spring wheat shows an
average for the whole country of 97.8 per
cent., and tor the principal sprins wheat
states as follows: Minnesota, lou; Wis
consin, 1)7; Iowa. lOliNebraska, 60; South
Dakota, lei; North Dakota, IW; Washing
ton. W5; Oregon, MJ.
The average percentage of all wheat is
07.1, and tho condition of the sumo is 73 0
percent. Ihe preliminary report places
the aereago of onts at 103.3 of lost year's
area. Tho returns make the condition
bl.3, against 87 last June. Tho returns
as to barley make tlio average conuition
of tho crop June 1 IK). 3 per cent., against
82.2 last year. Tho acreage in rye is Do 7
of that of last year. Averago condition
Juno 1 Ho. 7 per cent. The acreage of rice
Is loo.-.' per cent, of last year, the condi
OLXEY BECOMES TUB PREMIER,
Chief Justloa Fuller Administer, the Oath
t to the New State Secretary.
Wasiunxton, June 1L Olney yester
day became, secretary of state, succeeding
Walter Q. Gretham. Chief Justice Ful
ler, who had come to Washington from
Richmond, administered tho oath of of
fice to the new secretary in the diplomatic
room at the state department. Olney
came louo to the .state, department at
1J:'M o'ciock a. m. 'and alter a- lew
moments' conversation with Landis,
private secretary to tho late Secretary
liresham, be was joined by Assistant
Secretaries UhJ,Adeo and RockuUl, and
received their congratulations.
After waiting half an hour Chief Jos
lice S'uller appeared, accompanied by bis
daughter, Mrs. Aubory. Secretary lr
mont also came over from the war de
partment and the party, which had been
chatting in tho secretary's office, repaired
ti the diplomatic room adjoining, and
the oath was administered to Olney. Tho
secretary then received tbo bureau chiefs
the state department and settled down
at oaco to the routine of his office.
Jat One Point of Difficulty.
WASnixaTOS, June 11. Secret experi
ments with a new controllable torpedo
ere being carried on bv the navy depart
ment. With tho old Whitehead or "iish"
as a basis it is said tho experts are per
fecting a torpedo there will be no getting
away from. Although the details are be
ing kept a profound secret, it is believed
the shell of the new torpedo is to be prac
tically a powerful electro-magnet, which
once set afloat ' will be promptly at
tracted by tho steel armor plates of the
nearest cruiser, whose supposed safeguard
will thus prove its destruction. The point
tbo navy experts guard so carefully is
how they are going to launch that torpedo
from a United States cruiser without
having It turn, scorpion wise, .on its own
Will Watch the Filibusters.
Washington, June 11. The adminis
tration has decided that a United States
vessel of war should bo sent to Key West
for tho purpose of co-operating with tho
revenue cutters in watering for filibus
tering expeditions leaving that and other
places in Florida to aid the Cuban insur
gents. This decision was reached late
yesterday afternoon, just before Secre
tary Herbert's departure for Alabama,
and he concluded that tho FliJeigU should
bo used for the purposo.
Battleship Iotra To lie a Flagship.
Washington, Juno 11. Tho battleship
Iowa is to bo made a flagship. Though
not so designed originally Secretary Her
bert has found it expedient to lit her out
in this way, and tho board of naval
bureaun chiefs is engaged in discussing
plans for the change of tne interior ar
rangements, Another t'raaJ Order Ifftaed.
Washington, Ju.-.o 11. A fraud order
hfts been issued by tho postoffico depart
ment against Foster's art collego and
Wilson Foster, of St. Louis, Mo., for ob
taining money fraudulently.
ESTIMATES WIDE OF THE TRUTH.
Milwaukee Fire Costs Only 50,000, While
Cameron, W. Va, Luges S3JO,0').
Cameron, Juno 11. Tho first estimate
of tbo loss by the firo at Cameron is en
tirely iriadeuato. Tho standing prop
erty of tho town was probably worth
f l,OJ), and tho latest itemized list or
l-jsscs foots over &.03.00J. Tho insurance
but a drop in tho bucket only fjO.OCO,
of which :'0,00) is in three Wheeling
companies. Fifty -two houses wore burned.
Of these twenty-eight were dwelling
houses and the balance business houses.
.VI ready builders are hero from Wheeling,
uud several business men are preparing
to rebuild. But the devastation is bo wide
spread that tho mayor bus apiiealed to
the country at large for funds to provido
for the destitute.
Milwaukee, June 11. Tho flro in tho
Forster Lumber company district was
very deceiving as to loss. One newspaper
correspondent sent a Chicago paper the
statement tnat .,C0J had been wiped
out, and generally the estimate was (100,-
00 '. Insuranco men now say the loss will
not exceed j-VXX), as most of tlio lumber
piles are simply charred on tho ends and
tho lumber can bo resawed. They figure
that the loss on tbo Ubrlg Company's
coal will bo small. Considering tho ex
tent of the territory (three blocks) em
braced by the flames and tbo character of
tho surrounding property tho loss is
ROBBED OF FIFTY THOUSAND.
That Slach In Value of Cash and Good
Paper Taken from a Maine nafe.
Lovell, June 11. The fact has just be
come known that last Thursday night the
grocery store of J. A. Hutchinson was
entered by burglars and toO.oOO in cash,
stocks, notes, and bonds stolen. The se
curities wcro kept in a small tin box in
tho snfo In the store. Tho burglary was
tho most mysterious ever committed in
Maine. The safe was not blown open,
but homo ono who knew tbo combination
opened it, and after robbing tho box
locked it again. Thero is nothing by
which tho burglars can bo traced.
News from the Cuban Kebellion.
HAVANA, Juno 11. Tho officials here
say that Colonel Canellas has defeated
Jose Macco at Sebarrucj do Cuba, killing
two and wounding seven; that Lieuten
ant Huiz drove another baud to the
moun tains at the point of a bayonet, and
that in several other skirmishes tbo rebels
have been worsted with small loss on
cither side. It is also alleged that Macco
has ordered bis sharpshooters to look out
for and kill Colonel Saudoval, in revongj
for Morti's death.
Arrived Tjo Late to See Uer Alive-
Xe.nia, O., Juno IS. When Whltelaw
Rcid and wifo arrived at Cedarville they
went directly to tho old home, two miles
in tbo country, where bis aged mother
lies dead. He was greatly troubled be
cause he had not seen her before she died,
his lust talk with her being 6even months
ago. Mrs. K id will be buried this after
noon in the Tar box cemetery adjoining
the H-id farm, where lies her bus baud.
Left It to Their Consciences.
Grand Rapids, Mich., Juno 11. Tho
general synod of the Reformed Church la
America considered an overture from tho
syuod of New Jersey, recommending
tho exclusive use of unfermcnted wine in
the communion service. After a spirited
discussion tho question was left to tbo
conscience of the pastors of the different
churches and nil reference to the subject
was stricken from tho t'jinutes.
;ilast ChfMMe Whom lucy dl Serve.
Milwaukee, Juno 11. The American
Federation of Labor has aroused tho in
dignation of the local members of the na
tional organization by resolving that tho
local brewery unions must leave either
the Knlshts uf Labor or the Federation.
TRUTH OF A CRIME.
Facts Come Out in the Chap
pell Case at Omaha.
BETRAYED HUSBAND DID THE DEED
And Then to Ear His Wife's Honor
Agreed to a Story That tho Woman Did
tha Shoolinc Kridene in tha Starring
ton Cum nt 'Frisco Indicating That Back
Was Guiltless White Man Shoots an
Indian Woman In Michigan.
Omaba, June 1L The mystery sur
rounding the murder of W. H.. Chappcll,
a sewing machine agent, at the residence
of Jatucs Ish Sunday night, has been
sol vol, and Ish and his wifo aro In jail for
the crime. Tho husband suspected Chap
pell of intimacy with Mrs. Ish, secreted
himself in the house, and shot Chappcll
whllo ho was in the act of kissing Mrs.
Ish. Ho confessed the crime. His wife
declared Sunday night that she did the
shooting, believing she could escape pun
ishment easier than her husband. When
Mrs. Ish was informed that her husband
had confessed to having killed Chappcll
she broke down completely, and said to
Police Matron Cummings: "Why did ho
tell this? It is truo that Jimmy tired the
shots. Wo hid Hud np the story, and
had agreed that wo would swear that I
fired all of the shots. Wo thought that I
could get ont of it better than ho."
Pat Cp the Job to Save Uer Name.
Whbn Chappcll went to the house
ostensibly to fix the sewing machine Ish
was satisfied that he had come to meet
Mrs. Ish criminally. Afterwards, when
Ish left to go down stairs, he went only
part of the way, returning Immediately to
see if Chappcll would attempt familiar
ities with the woman. Looking into the
room, he having armed himself with his
revolver, he saw tho man attempting to
kiss Mrs. Ish. Ho fired, tho shot taking
effect in tho back of Chappell's bead.
Chappel attempted to uso his own re
volver, but tbo shot went wild. Mrs. Ish
ran out to tho kitchen and excitedly told
the first comer that sho had killed tho
man for assaulting her, and on her prayer
to save her namo Ish corroborated the
KELLIE HARRINGTON'S MUKDETC
Evidence Given That Seems to Clear Ex
Senator Ituck's Maine.
San Francisco, Juno 11. At tbo coro
ner's inquest Into tho domise of MlS3 Xcl
lio Harrington, murdered in her flat ten
days ngo, Mrs. Crous, a neighbor of Miss
Harrington, said that Senator Buck was
not tho only man who bad visited tho
murdered woman. Another man bad
frequently taken her driving. Mrs. Mary
Roy, a sister of tbo deceased woman, tes
tified that sho bad quarreled with Miss
Harrington because tho latter persisted
in accepting Senator Buck's attentions,
knowing him to bo a married man, and
that continually accompanying him to
restaurants and resorts was injuring her
character. Several witnesses testified
that Senator Buck was in Oakland after 1
p. in. on the day Miss Harrington was
murdered, so that Buck could not have
possibly crossed tho bay before the hour
her dead body was discovered. .
Indian Woms.ii ISrutally Murdered.
Elk Rapids, Mich., June 11. A brutal
murder occurred threo miles north of
here. An Indian woman, whose horses
had been impounded by Georgo Love,
went to get them. Lovo threatened to
kill her. but not understanding English
she took one, when Love shot her in the
back, lacerating her fearfully. The sur
geon says sho can livo but a few hours.
Lovo is in juib '
Barrett Scott's Asiaiilns In Court.
Bcttem, Xeb., Juno 11. Tho alleged
Barrett Scott murderers are in court and
arrangements for empaneling a jury
have commenced. Soveral days will be
consumed In this direction before tho case
reaches its merits.
Horrible Crime by m Child.
Middleburq, Fix, Junoll. Mrs. Ruth
Broskio left her throe younger children In
charge of her 9 year-old boy. One of tho
younger boys deliberately lighted a match
and set firo to tlio baby's clothes, burning
tho child to death.
Dallas l'ascors Against the Fight.
Dallas, Juno 1L Tho Dallas Pastors'
assjctaflon met in tho Young Men's
Christian association building with Rev.
E. L. Spragglns in tho chair. Tho regu
lar business was set asido and the Cor-
bett fight taken up. Rev. K. L. Sprag-
gins, of tho Methodist church, introduced
resolutions denouncing such exhibitions
as brutal, unspeakably so, declaring
them ''an outrageous abomination," and
asking the stato officials to look Into the
law, and If it is inadequate to stop the
light to call the legislature in extra ses
sion to pass laws that will stop it. A
mass meeting was held last night to pro
test against the fiht. Only seventy-four
persons woro present.
Holders to Sleet at Cleveland.
Cleveland, Juno ll. It has bscn of
Cclally announced that the international
convention of the Iron M older' union
will be held in this city commencing July
la It was oriainally voted to hold tho
meeting in Chicago, but for various
reasons it has been decided to make the
change as 6tated above.
Wiped Oat a Chicago Block.
Chicago, Juno 1L Fire broke out last
night In the basement of Peter Young's
furniture store on Ninety-second street
and before the flames were under control
tbry swept an onttre business block. The
buildings were for the most part small
frame structures. The total loss will not
Feck to Lecture and Manage Hinuelf.
Milwaukee, Juno 1L Ex-Governof
George W. l'eck announces that he will
take to the lecture platform alone, with
out a manager, like Max O'RelL He
will appear as a humorist. -
Druggists say that their sales of
Hood's Sarsaparil'a exceed those of
all others. There is no substitute
ABBREVIATED TELEGRAMS. .
Mrs. Tan Konopka, a Russian emigrant;
supposed to be insane, threw her 18-tnonths-old
child through the car window
of a Big Four passenger train as it was
entering Terre Haute, Ind. Tho child will
die from its injuries.
Sarah Jane Lester, 40 years old, of
Woodstock. Conn., a teacher in the Young
Woman's Christian association at Brook
lyn, N. Y., was instantly killed by having
her head crushed while riding in tho ele
vator of tho building.
Obituary: At Fort Wayne. John Geo.
Brown. 9i At Richmond, Ya., William
li. Isaacs, grand secretary of American
Knights Templars, ti. At Kockville,
Ind., Dr. J. li. Rice, 74 At Troy Grove,
Ills., cx-Representative Urvulo Andrews,
ti. At St. Joseph, Ma, Dr. Charles 11.
Georgo Young Tweed, son of the noto
rious "boss," has been missing at ISew
York for eleven d-iys.
The Xortu American union, ' a new
fraternal order chartered at Springfield,
Ills., held a meeting at Chicago and adop
ted a constitution. Tho following officers
of the supreme council were elected:
President, Robert & lies; secretary, Clar
ence B. Wisner.
A cablegram received at tho state de
partment at Washington announces the
death at Capo Town of United States Con
sul Charles II. Benedict. Mr. Benedict
was from Minnesota.
Tho population of Trieste, Italy, was
thrown into a terrible panic early in tho
morning by two se7oreeartbquakeshocks.
The people fled in terror into the streets,
and camped out until tho panic subsided.
ISo damage was dona, however.
Three boys were drowned in Lako Erie
near the life-saving station at Cleveland.
The boys were: Michael Sheridan, 11
years old; Patrick Morris, Ti years old,
and Emmett Sweeney, 11 years old.
K. ,W. McClaughry has been selected as
warden for the United States penitontiary
at Fort Leavenworth. .
Leo Harwell, an engineer at the Man-
dota (Ills.) Union station, drank throe
ounces of carbolio acid by mis toko and
died inside of twenty minutes.
Tho Pastors' association met at Dallas,
Tex., and voted to prevent, if possible, tho
Corbett-Fitzsimmous prize fight coming
OH in Dallas.
Every saloon in Des Moines bas been
closed by a court decision that none of
them was running in accordance with the
nAutcSnna ft-liit. tiil'ie. Ian
Delegates to tho national Brewers' con
vention are arriving in largo numbers at
Milwaukee. The convention will open
Ex-Secretary Whitney emphatically
says ho is not a candidato for president
nor will ho be ono.
Absolutely Pure. '
A cream of tartar baking powder. Highest of
all in leavening strenrth. Lattet UniUd Statu
Ootfrntnent fool Etport.
Kotal Basing Powde". Co., 108 Wall SL, H. Y
Bennett's Glove Store
BASE BALL SUPPLIES.
Insurance and Loans
Boom 4, Mitchell & Lynde b'ng.
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Only Union labor employed.
The Rock Island Brewing Company, success
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