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ROCK ISLAND ARGUS.
VOL. XLHL 170. 248.
ROCK ISLAHD, ILL., WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7. 1895.
TWO STORIES TOLD
Regarding the Result of the
Spring Valley Riot.
FORTY NEGROES WERE MASSACRED,
Bar Culorad Legislator from Chiang!
While Spring Valley Faopla DhImiM
Few War Eras Hart, nnd Tboaa Mat
Itadly On, Altgeld H-tas an Invaetl-a-atloa
Segroe at Cbte.go Raadj im
Declare War ul Bureau Coaaly F.o.
Sprikq Valley, 111, Aug. 7. The
miner and mines here continue IcUo in
pnrauance of resolution passed at the
mas meeting of the white miners that
lue negroes must be discharged and that
the miners remain idle until the order be
Cum pi led with. A reply hi been received
Ly Manager Dalzdll from President M. H.
Taylor, of the Spring Valley Coal com
pany, a follows: "Your message re
ceived. While the company disclaim
any desire or intention of antagonising
any section of its employes, it cannot be
dictated to by any one suction as to Its
rights of suluction for employment, and
therefore the demand made by the Italian
miners that no colored miners should be
employed cannot be accedod to. The
violence charged to No. 8 colored miners
isdrplored, but is nothing as to which the
company can be held responsible for, any
more than the violence of the white
minors reported. Fust this as a reply to
Altgeld Telegraph, the Mayor.
This notion on the company's window
attracted ' crowds of miners. When the
new spread it was shown by the re
marks of tho men that the feeling against
the negroes was a Intense as ever, and
how tho trouble can be bridged over is
now the question. Strong Influences are
lit work to bnvo tho miners arrange a
mans meeting and have tho order expell
ing tho negroes withdrawn. Govornor
Altgeld wired this to Mayor Dlmagro:
I thero any danger of farther trouble
In your town? What steps have you
taken to preserve order and to protect Ufa
and property.' Answer." Tho mayor
telegraphed this answor: "In reply to
yours, and In view of the exaggerated re
ports published concerning this trouble,
we rcsH)ctf ully request you to send a re
presentative here or do us thn honor to
come yourself and make a complete in
vestigation. Kvery effort has boon mode
by the municipal authorities of this city
to protect lifo nnd property.
Governor Going to Investigate.
"No lives have been lost nor private
property destroyed by mob violence. One
Italian resident was fatally injured by
negro highwaymen. Everything quiet and
newspaper reports exaggerated. Three
negroes wero Injured who refused to
vacate and insisted on remaining. Thoy
are not seriously injured." Information
Is received that the governor is on bis wsy
hero and a mass-mooting of miners will
bo called whon ha arrives.
lead to Fight Any Invaders.
Tho reports about armed negroes com
ing from Peoria and Chicago to avenge
Sunday's affair caused no unusual ex
citement hero. They would not have
only tho Italian miners to doal with, but
every white miner In the city as well,
numbering in the nrghborhood of 2.0U0.
Word was sent in from tsudd and Toluca
promising the whites all the assistance
necessary In case of an invasion of blacks
from other town. In case of an invasion
5,000 white miners could be mustered to
gether In thl city In less than two hours.
The whites of this city do not apprehend
any danger In this direction. Thiy do
not ixpre.s tho least sorrow over tho
event ot Hunilar, and invite a fair and
STILL UCXOl'.NCe CHICAGO PAVERS
statement That the Mob Did Very Little
Harm to the Negroes.
They claim to havd endured the out
rages ot the blacks as long as they could,
but they aro severe in their criticisms of
the sensational tales told In the several
dispatches to the morning dailies. A
whole list of names have each day ap
peared as wounded and likely to dio. An
Associated Press correspondent who was
on the ground and witnessed Sunday's
battle from beginning to end has sue
eroded In discovering but one negro shot,
and the Injury is only a flesh wound of
no serious nature. About ten to twelve
were axsatled with sticks or stones, but
no attempts were made to kill. Had the
mob been so disposed not one could have
escaped. The prime object, as stated to
us on the ground while the nghting was
at its heltfht, was to scare them Into leav
ing and never come back again.
The reports of a number lying dead in
the ravines near No. S is made of wholo
cloth, and the names mentioned are flc
ticious. At a meeting ot miners the Chi
cago paper wero denounced for their
highly colored and distorted stories.
Harry Bailey, tho newspaper correspond
ent who was compelled to ike the town.
has not returned. It was tho middle
class and business men who ordered him
to leave, so enraged were they over his
Mayor Dolmagro has received an anon
ymous letter, postmarked Chicna-o.
threatening to wipe him and the entire
city out ot existence tf he did not use his
position to get the blacks back In this
city again. There is peace in the city
now and everything has gone along
serene since wo negroes were driven out,
but no doubt trouble will brew again
it tbey make an attempt to come back.
At 5 p. ra. yesterday, the time negroes
were given to get their effects outot
Spring Valley, expired. Nearly all their
furniture has been moved to beatonvllle,
where most ot them are getting work in
the mlues ot the a W. & V. Coal Co.
AYS FORTY titOROES WEBB KILLBU
The Story ot Maesacro Told by a Chicago
Springfield, Ills., Aug. 7. According
to Representative J. C. Buckner, of Chi
cago, nearly forty of his raoe have been
laugh tared at Spring Valley by the riot
ing Italians and Huns. He also says tte
negroes of Chicago and other large cities
are arming themselves with a view oi
going to Spring Valley to avenge the out
rage inflicted on their race. Buckner
came to Springfield on behalf of the
colored people of Chicago to demand pro
tection for the negroe'. in Spring Valley.
The governor assured Buckner that there
Won d ' ample protection. Ha also said
he wtald personally see to it that the
people who caused the riot wero brought
"As soon as I find out just how matters
stand in Spring Valley," the governor
ssid to Mr. Buckner, "I will send a regi
ment of .oldiers there, and if that is not
enough I will send more. I assure you I
will leave nothing undone to protoct the
colored people who have been driven from
tbelr homes." As to the situation in
Spring Valley Mr. Buckner said: "From
private infoinintlon which I received this
morning thirty-four bodies of colored
men, women and children hnvo been
picked up In tho woods and fields around
Spring Valley. About fourteen more who
were badly wounded wero also found.
I also loarned that 3J0 ColoreJ men who
were at Seatonvillo woro arming them
selves tor protection against tho riotous
Huns, Poles and Italians who sent word
they intended to drive every negro out o!
"At 9 o'clock this morning nearly 1.I0C
negroes gathered in Chicago. Tbey haj
an abundance of arms and several thous
and rounds of ammunition. They were
bent on going at once to Spring Valloy. I
protested and told them tho colored peo
ple ot Illinois had never taken the law in
tbelr own hands. They filially quieted
down under the understanding that 1
was to come to Sprincfleld and lay the
matter before the governor."
Governor Altgeld will not go to Spring
Valloy, nor will he order out tho statu
militia unloss the situation should mate
rially change. He said lato loss night
that tho olllcial Information ho had re
ceived would not warrant him in taking;
such action, "I nin keeping a close watch
on Spring Valley,'' ho said, "und will
land troops there within four hours of
the tlmo I find they aro needed"
Gov. Altgeld has received a disp itch
from tho Italian consul nt Chicago ask
ing him to protect tli.i Italians at Spritm
Valley from the threatened attack ol
negroes of Chicago and other cities.
CHICAGO NEUKOfcS 1IUT FOR WAR.
Two Women Fugitive, from fpriog Toller
Toll Thsir stories.
Chicaoo, Auj- 7- Two colored women,
Mrs. Mary Stanton nnd Mrs. Lizzie D.x
dee, refugees from Spring Valley, arrived
in this city last night and tho reports
they give of the treatment of tho colored
people at that placo havo inflamed the
negroes of Chicago to the highest pitch.
Mrs. Stanton is a widow, and sinco the
attack her two sons have disappeared, and
she believes that both have been killed.
Mrs. Dixdce has heard nothing from her
husband sinco tho riot and believes him
dead. Both women say tnat in spite of
statements to the contrary from Spring
Valley, the reports of the outrages havo
In no way been exaggerated.
The mass meeting ot colored men re
convened last nigh) in Arlington hall,
nnd all manner of violent threats were
mode against tho Italians at Spring Val
ley, if or tho first time tho Idea of moving
on Spring Valley took dcUnite shape, and
committee was appointed to raise funds
to secure arms. It was decided first,
however, to appoint a committee of five,
which will visit Spring Valley this morn
ing and investigate matters. The others
ill follow in a body or remain at home.
as the telegraphio report ot the committee
The reply ot Governor Altgcld that he
had not been asked for holp by the Spring
Valloy authorities was received with
jeers. It was said that the authorities
there would never call tor help they
didn't want it.
IMPORTANT TO SPECULATORS.
Decision of a Chicago Judge in a Suit to
CniCAGO, Aug. 7. A decision which is
of the utmost importance to stock brok
ers and outsiders who do businoss on the
Stock Kicbango through brokers has
been rendered by Judge Tulcy. It was
in the case of Loronzo Williams vs. S. B.
Chapln to recover f J.tJUO which the plain
till alleges he lost on tho Stock Kxchango
lat year. Williams' operations on the
exchange covered a period of live month.,
during which time Chipin acted as his
agent, btocks were bought and sold by
Chapin at tho inatanoa of Walhams, and
at the expiration ot the five months the
statoineut which the atccnt rendered
showed a loss of about t2,t)OX
Chnpln's statement also showed that
he had paid out several hundred dollars
on Williams' account, this money having
been lost in speculatun. Instead of pay
Ing Chapln the amount due him Will
iams brought suit against him for tho
full amount ot his losae during his opera
tions on the exchange. Tho plaintiff
made the old plea transaction illegal
ceoause it was gambling. Judge To ley
held tnat Dciore a man can recover
moneys lost In speculation in stocks be
must show conclusively that the opera
tions were conducted as gambling ven
tures and he must prove that the agent
through whom be conducted his deals,
was a knowing party. He must show
that there was no expectation of making
deliveries when the purchaso was made.
This, he satd, was not proven in Chapln's
case and Williams could not recover his
money on the evidence offered.
Good lak otary, for epanlarda.
HAT ASA, Aog. 7. Ths offiMr of the
Spanish man-of-war Sancheg Bircais
tequl and Maria Crlstanla report rtiat
-.Asa tka PnlnTftHn Mnf, thav y,a m vnnn.
a-ous fWh fifty or sixty yards in length ;
MB 1 ' . V. - . a 1 41. V. -
In Oluccn tiaitu .uat t jiu u.u woo al
most the sisa of the cruiser.
Appointed to Ctdciulp.
Washington. Ausr. 7. The following
persons have besn appointed cadet at the
i. . 1 V" I. V. 1 . . . V
X.avai acauercy. . -v ".uu iwk.ubki,
Klppey, la.; James D. Lowry, Fort
Dodge, la.; Charles I. Wilson, Bel pre.
O.; Paul JP. Stewart (alternate), Ma
rietta, O. t
rionslnsnt Soelalis Dtad.
I05B0X, Aug. 7. Frederick Engels,
head at the International Socialist move
ment, to dead.
I was suffering with a terrible
cough, bnt was soon cured by Hood's
Strsaparilla." Anna Schaubert,
To Be Held at Chicago at the
End of September
WILL BE A VEST LABGE GATHERING
Two Tnnaaind Delegates Have Already
Signified Their loteotioa of Attending
tho Meeting That la to Mart a Movement
to Drive England to tho Wall Talk ot
Going to Tenesnela' AuL.taa.oe IX John
Bail Attacks Her.
New Yore, Aug. 7. The convention to
consider the new movement for liberating
Ireland by force ot arms will be held in
Chicago Sept. 4. 25, and 26. The move
ment has already been indorsed by many
Irish societies of different classes. The
Irish Nationalists and the Ancient Order
of Hibernians are as one in regard to it,
and the coming convention will be un
questionably, the Irish leaders say, the
largest ever held in this country in con
nec t ion with the Irish question. Not
more than 1,200 delegates attended the
biggest ot former conventions, while 2,O)0
have already signified their intention of
attending the 'coming gathering. These
men are representatives of Irish societies
in every section of tho country.
Why Chicago Was Selected,
"Chicago has been elected," sail Will
lam Lyman, treasurer of the Irish Na
tional league, "as tho city for tho conven
tion, because It was there that tho great
Inn J L.'aguo movement was floated when
Irishmen hoped to win juuico from Eng
land by parliamentary tactic, and it is
deemed proper to erect there upon its
ruins a physical forca movement that will
unite nil Irishmen in one grand effort to
drive England to the wail. We shall have
our people together once iigiin and as en
thusiastic as never they were in the Font
Propose to Fight for Venezuela,
Kegotiatlons will bo at once entered
into with the various railroad company's
for the transportation of the delogates to
Chicago. AmDns prominent Irishmen it
is freely talked that it England shall
malco an ntt.tck upon Venezuela on
account of the boundary dispute- the Irish
will go to tho assistance of tho South
BRITISH DEMANDS UPON CHINA,
To Which Ah Sin Atseats Without IX.
nor I'lilnrse Report.
ShAxohai. Aug. 7. Tho British min
ister at lYkin, Mr, O Conor, has made a
demnnd upon tho tsuug-Ii yamen (Chi
nese foreign ofiic) for a military escort
from the British .consulate at Foo Chow
in order to enable him to visit tho scene
ot tho Ku Client massacre and hold the
inquiry demnuded. O'Conor has also
positively roquosted that tho Chlneso
government is-U) a decrco ordering the
capital punishment of tho offenders, and
that stringent orders be Issued for the
protection of all missionaries throughout
China. Tho Chinese government has
assented without demur to the demands
of tho British minister.
Losnox, Aug. 7. Instructions havo
been sent to tbo Itritisb admiral on tho
China station for tho protection of tho
British interests. S:r Hallidy McCarthy,
the English so rjtary cf ih) Ciiiuo-e lega
tion in London, has cxjirssed Chinese
regret for th i massacre and has declared
that every cffoit will bo maJo to bring
the culprits it justice.
CROP PROSPECTS IN ILLINOIS.
Threshing Shows a Light Tleld ot Wheal
Cora Is Dooming.
Chicago, Aug. 7. The state weather
crop bulletin has tho following: Thresh
ing has been general throughout the
state, the yield in most cases being light
and ot inferior quality. Sjmo wheat
which stood in the shock during tho rains
was damaged by sprouting, and many
oats were colored by the rains. Tho out
look Is good for a yield of corn far beyond
the ordiuary, especially in the northern
and central sections of tho state. It has
made rapid growth, and is now in the
roasting ear stage, and only an early frost
can prevent a largj crop.
Cinch bugs are reported as doing some
damage in central and southern sections,
but it is slight. A light crop of early
potatoes has been marketed, but late
potatoes are in good condition and will
yield welL The yield ot fruit in the cen
tral and southern section will be large,
and much is now being shipped or used
by the evaporators.
Lynching Thwarted In Kentucky.
LEiiSGTOx, Ky., Aug. 7. The lynch
ing ot W. N. Lane, the murderer of the
Kodenbaugh's, which would have been
accomplished last nlgbt at Versailles by
citizens ot the three cities Versailles,
Nicholosvllle and Lexington was
thwarted by the secret removal ot . r.
Lane to Lexington, Fayette county, for
safekeeping. 1L C. Rodenbaugh 1 still
alive, but there is no possibility of bis re
covery. Cleveland Will Pre. tho Button.
Erzz.VRDS Bat. Mass., Aug. 7 Ex-
Got. Bullock, ot Georgia, called at Gray
Gables last night to make arrangements
for the starting of the wheels at the At
lanta exposltiou September 18. Tho
president said it would afford him the
greatest pleasure to press the electric but
ton which will start the machinery in
motion. This he would do either at G.-ay
Gabies, or wherever he might be on that
Meeting ol Kmploy ng Frinters.
ST. Paul, Aug. 7. At the formal open
ing of the convention ot the United Ty-
pot he! jo ot America Governor Clough
' welcomed them. The executive commit
tee reported that business was slowly re
viving, and that the printing business
I had suffered Irs than many other im
portant lines during the business depres
sion. The Defender Not enffleleotly Tried.
XEwroET. R. L, Aug. ".At a meeting
ot the cup committee it was decided to
hold the trial races oil New Vork on Aug.
20 or 22. More than two races will be
held if necessary. In the race for the
Drexel cup the Defender beat the Vigt-
11 ant 6 minutes and 10 seconds in a course
of twenty-one miles.
Obituary: At Mendota, nt.. Rev. J.
H. Conlee. At Osbkosh, Wis., Nelson
Olin, eighty-six. V-At Moen, I1L, Frank
Hight At Conntantine, Mich., Orson
Douglass, seven tr-ae ven. At Covington,
Ky., Dr. Clifford J. Wright.
"Commodore" Inglis, owner ot the
mythical yacht Sunbeam, who was re
cently entertained by Chicago yachtnieu.
Is said to nave served terms in Manitoba
prison for swindling and stealing.
Consul Doederlain, at Leipsic. report
that plow are operated by electricity
in Germany much cheaper than by steam.
The Detroit Dry Dock company has
closed a contract with the Russian gov
ernment to build three car ferry boats for
winter . tramo on Lake Batkul, Siberia.
Each boat Is to cost tiSJO.Oua.
Sidney F. Parker, a young farraor of
Scott county, Kentucky, celebrated hi
marriage by getting drunk and was sent
to jail for ten day by the judge who per-
lormea tne weaaing ceremony.
Hul Kin is the first Chinaman to be or
dained as a Christian mlnUrnr In thA
eastern part of foe United States. He is
a Presbyterian and bos lived in New York
since be came to this country twenty
Representative Hopkins, of Illinois; Is an
avowed candidate for the Republican nom
ination for governor.
A gang of tonghs tried to break nn a
wedding party at Oshkosb, Wis. Etnil
Koser was stabbed in the back, Charles
Koser, bis son, was cut in the neck and
just over the heart, while Mrs. Koser was
cut on the arm.
A tremendous cloudburst has formed a
high sand bar across the river just below
Cattlettsburg, Ky., so as to make the
stream un navigable.
Dsisey Thomas, 17, of M uncle, Ind.,
swallowed poison and is dead. David
Foust, her lover, postponed their wedding
day once too often.
A. H. Hopkins, assistant librarian of
tho University ot Michigan, lias accepted
a (2.000 position in tho new John Crerar
scientific library at Chicago.
A bod nana ot counterfeiters has boon
captured by United Slates detectives. At
tho bead ot the gang was the notorious
Brock way the most oxperc of his kind in
the country. Ho is 73 years old.
The Window-Glass Workers' wace com
mittees of the eastern, western, and north
ern districts, which havo been in session
at Atlantic City, m. J., have adjourned af
ter calling for 15 per cent, advance along
the entire list.
Miss Fay Linderman, of Chlcaso. fell
from a third-story window to the pave
ment Doiow, and was uninjured except
for a few bruises. ' She struck an awning
telore she reached the ground.
Identified as a Uigliwayinan.
Springfield, Ills., Aug. 7. A Konne;
special to the State Register says thai
City Marshal J. D. Hays and R. Green
have identified Charles King, alias Joseph
Leonard Gilei, in - jail at Lincoln on sus
picion ot murJeriug Louis McAfee, as
the man who held up and robuod Green
in Kennoy aoms time since.
Missionaries SJoiug tu the Suulan
Philadelphia, Aug. 7. A band ol
missionaries, comprising the first party
of the African Inland mission, will leave
for tho Soudan hcxt week. Tho party
will be headed by; the Kev. P. Cameron
Scott, a young wukterncr who has spent
seven of his 28 ytars in the interior of
lias Failed lo Kemit Money.
Bridgeport, (jonn., Aug. 7. W. F.
Doty, a lumber dealer of this city who
has been acting ias agent for Michigan
and Wisconsin Iftmber firms, la wanted
by the firms represented because he bat
failed to remit money received by him for
ales of lumbar.
Uirts and Women for Clerk.
'I don't ncod anv in mv nfllpp? pnn't
depend on them; they are always giv
ing out when most needed," isavs a
ruines man. Zoa-rhora (W Oman's
Frienih cures sioL- and norvnna hnarl.
ache and periodic troubles, making
ouii-ii mriing anu reiiaoie. sold
by T. II. Thomas and Marshall &
r Absolutely Pure.
A cream of tartar biking powder. Holiest of
11 inleavecin? strersrth. La'.tt Cniud Slatf
Vmernmaa Food P.tporU
Hot at. Bakiwo fowoBa Co.. 10S Wull at- It. T
Own Yotr JJonu and Hue it Inland.
Insurance and Loans,
Room 4, Mitchell fc Lynde b'ng.
All previous records. This seasons1
business the largest of any.
Just think of it.
The Leaders in
The High Standard of our
goods and the very Low
Prices we have put
on them have ad
If you are seek
ing Big Values, come
to the Big Furniture Store.
& Carpet Co.,
324, 326, 328 Bridy St.,
All broken lots of men's suits go
at the same price.
Gentlemen, Pick up the Pieces.
Lots of Men's Summer Suits,
in fact up to $15, marked down
The prices seem ridiculois, but it's so. A
in our window will convince you.
On Tap everywhere.
Only Union labor employed.
The Rock Island Brewing Company, success
ors to George Wagner's Atlantic Brewery, I.
Huber's City Brewery and Raible & Stengel's
Rock Island Brewery, as well as Julius Junge's
Bottling Works, has one of the most complete
Brewing establishments including Bottling de
partment in the country. The product is the
very best Beer is bottled at the brewery and
delivered to any part of the tri-cities, and may
be ordered direct from the head offices on Mo
line avenue by Telephone.
See our New
The Prices Unmercifully.
worth $S, $10,
Call for Rock Islsad
Brewing Go. Beer.
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.
Star Block, opposite Harper House