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ROOK ISLAND ARGUS.
VOL. tt.ttt BO 249.
BOCK ISLAND, ILL., THURSDAY, AUGUST 8. 1895.
PBI03 TIDIES GS3T3.
With a Very Small "S" Unless
the Signs All Fail.
MUTEBS MEET AT EPEI50 VALLEY,
AnJ Raaolva That tba Declaratloa af Ia
drpaadaaaa I About Corraet Erary..
iKHly tuti.n.d with tha Baa alt Exeapt
tlia "Mm Vp a Tree." Wk. Umj That tha
Lata Kiotara War Coaapleaaos far Thalr
Abseaoa from tba Catharine
Chicago, Aug. 8. Tho polloe yesterday
afternoon received information which
leads them to believe that the colored
men of thia nlty have perfected an organ.
Ization and are arming with the inten
tion of attacking the Italian miners at
Spring Valley. Tho information came
from a number of pawnbrokers, who
stated that they had been approached
during the day by colored men who were
anxious to purchase number of Win
Spkixo Vallet, Aug. 8. State troops,
for tho present at least, will not be or
dered to this turbulent town, notorious
fur riots and bloodshed. Peace has been
JeclnreJ. All this was brought about
through the efforts of Colonel Hugh K.
Hiyte,-'Sent here under instructions by
Uovetnor John P. Altgcld to diagnose
.he trouble and restore pence, it possible,
ifu was succo.sfui, and the miners of
spring Valley have adopted resolutions
tlecluring that all men a free and
tquul uki that tho negroes could return.
Lulonul B jyle Was met at the hotel by
sheriff Clark, Judge Trimble and other
Dllicials and prominent citizens. A short
Mnfurenco was hold in which Colonel
li.yio outlined the policy of Governor
Aligeld regarding the present trouble.
"Governor Altf-eld sent mo here," said
Colonel Uaylo, "to investigate the troublo
and ascertain where tho blame lies. lie
also instructed me to bring about a set
tlement, if possible, without the aid of
itute troops. Governor Altguld told me
that all American citizens, regardless of
njlur or racr, were- to bo protected. If
upon investigation I find that the local
authorities are unable to maintain law
and order then s'ato troops will be sent
here. Law and order is to be enforced at
(ienrral Statement of tha Facta.
To all this the officers and citizens
agreed, and a meeting was arranged be
tween Colonel ISnyle, Sheriff Clark, Su
perintendent Dalzell (representing tho
coal mining company), and tho leaders
of tho striker, to take place at 4
o'clock in the nttornoon. Colonel Baylo
was informed by Sheriff Clark, Superin
tendent Dalzoll, and othor citizens, min
ers, and public officers, that no ono had
as yet been killed. All admitted, how
ever, that 100 citizens, all colored, had
been driven from their homos by a mob
composed of Italian, Polish, Bavarian,
nnd Hungarian miners. Many shots
Were flrod, and some of the colored min
ers wrro wounded and brutally beaten in
the Inuloe. Theso negroes men, women,
and children had been ansailed and ruth
lessly driven from their homes and forced
to go to Suatonvillc. A to this outrago
all were agreed, but that any one hud
len killed or fatally wounded tho coal
company ofliclals, minors, and officers of
tho law denied.
TUIi I'KorusKD UESOLUTIOX.
This la the Land of tba Frre and tha Chi
cago t'reas la a Liar.
Colonel B.tyle was then informed that
tho miners were to hold a nnu meet
lug on the public square at 3 o'clock at
which the following resolutions were to
be presented for adoption:
"Whereas, A race conflict hr.s taken
place In this city within the lost few days,
resulting In no loss of life but in serious
hardship and Inconvenience to a consider
able section of this community;
"K.slved, That we, the miners of
Spring Valley in mass meoting assembled,
declare to be our bcliof that all men, re
gard less of race, color or creed, are born
with the same equal rights and should en
joy tho samo opportunities in tho pur
suit of life nnd happiness.
'Resolved, That we denounce any at
tempt at the suppression ot these rights
ns unjust and barbarous, and pledgs our
selves to maiutnln law and order so fur
as lies In our power.
''ltesolved. That we are ready now to
resume work, providing the Spring Val
ley Coal company is ready to start their
"Resolved, That we denounce the
lying report, misrepresenting this city,
cent to the Chicago papers by one Bailey,
ot Princeton. Those dispatches in the
main are infamous, distorted and exag
gerated beyond human reasoning. In
denouncing theso atrocious 1 misrepre
sentations we hold as accountable the
publishers of the Chicago press, who could
easily have Informed themselves as to the
actual truth of the situation."
ropulatloa la Katbar Heterofaaeoat.
At the appointed hour about 600 miners
assembled in the public square at the
mass meeting. James Haney presided,
and W. H. Jones acted as secretary. It
was a curious gathering. Every nation
In eastern and southern Europe was rep
resented. Every motion that was made
and every speech hod to be repeated at
least six times, and each time in a differ
ent language. All appeared to be deter
mined upon one thing, and that was that
no man with African blood in his voins
should become a resident workman of
this community. Spring Valley la a queer
town. It is like a hornet's nest. Casual
observers would say in passing through
It that It is one of the most peaceful
hamlets in America. But let the casual
observer stir it np and enraged men and
women will pour forth like hornets dis
turbed to wreak vengeance on whoever
may dare to oppose them. When aroused
they have about as much regard for law
and order as a disturbed nest of hornets.
Heating Beam to Hava Bean a Fallara.
It was explained to the meeting that
the representative ot Altgeld had come to
town to determine if the militia should
be called. When the resolutions had
been read in the various languages
Chairman Haney asked if any one Uesirea
to speak. In response to this came nu
menous inquiries as to whether the ne
groes would come back it the resolutions
were adopted. To these inquiries Chair
man Honey, through various interpre
ters, replied that the law must take its
courso and peace be preserved. This did
not seem to meet with general approval,
and many left the meeting and retired
to the saloons and groggeries to discuss
whet should be done. At length the
chairman put the question as to the
adoption or rejection of the resolutions.
Tho vote was about a tie, but the chair
man declared it carried. The meeting then
LIKELY TO ItU MOKE TLBDCLENCE.
Another Meeting lhat Only Emphasized
the Fail ore of tba FHsL
After the meeting adjourned those who
hod been instrumental in calling it met
at the Spring Valley hotel with Colonel
Bayle, the county official?, and representa
tives of the coal company. Those present
were Mayor Martin Dslmargo, S. M. D.U
sell (representing the coal company),
Sheriff Clark, City Clerk G. L. Hoffman.
E. K. Mercer (editor of the Bureau Coun
ty Tribune), States Attorney W. A. John
son, C. P. Liovejoy, A. J. ti weenie, Alder
man Patrick Gavin, General Thomas J.
Henderson, W. H. Mescnkopf, J. J. il.cks,
James O'Connor (state president of the
Mine Workers' union). Alderman James
Scanlon, and John Mitchell (president of
the school board). The meeting devel
oped into a cross-quostioning of Dalzoll
as to what he intended to do regarding
tho resolutions. Most ot the questions
were proposed by O'Connor, representing
the miners. D.ilzsll said he would will
ingly take bock all the miners who had
quit work save thoso who hud committed
"When work is resumed," said D.i!z M
"tho company will recognize neither race
nor color." "The miners will stgrce to
that," responded O'Connor. Then Dal
zell explained that colored men who had
been driven from tho mine were anxious
to come back. They had sent word to
that effect. "I replied," hi continue.,
"thtt if they wanted to caino back they
could do so. Under this resolution was
not that right? '
"It wua," said O'Connor, "only you
must not hold us all responsible it sotuo
of thorn shoulifc ho stabbed in tho back."
Dalzell then said thut ho was in favor
of haviog tiiu persons who had lud the
mob in tho outrages punished. O'Connor
requested Dalzoll to wait If a or three
days after the mines started before he
asked the colored miners to return. Ho re
plied that he would nsk no ono to come to
work, but that If colored miners atked
for work ho would tnko them at once.
Ho then turned to Mayor Delmargo
and sold: "Tho miner have, presented
me with resolutions doclarin? all the
tnlpcrs to bo freo and equ il regardless of
color. Tbey are us follows." lie then
read the resolutions adoped at the mass
meeting and continued: "I take this to
mean that the miners have withdrawn
the resolution to the effect thut only
nhito miners should be employed in the
mines. I am inclined to accept it. Tha
colored peoplo who wore driven out ot
Spring Valh y hnvo told mo they arc
ready to come back. Are you ready to
1 he mayor replied indirectly that ho
would do tho best he could. This was
satisfactory to Dalzoll and he concluded
by informing all present that he was sat-
lefiod with the resolutions and confer
ence, and that he would advise colored
peoplo who had been driven out that
they could come back.
1 he representatives of tho miners said
they were satisfied, and Colonel Bayle
said he was pleased to see an amicable
settlement. The meeting then adjourned.
Notwithstanding that the miners adopted
resolutions to tho contrary. It is generally
believed that if the negroes return to
work there will bo trouble. About the
only Italian represented was Mayor Del
margo. None ot the other natives ot
eastern or southern Europe were repre
sented. They are the people who have
created all tho disturbance. They still
adhere to tbo conviction that the negroes
should not be tolerated in this region,
and declare they won't permit it. Should
the negroes return those well acquainted
Uh.tho make-up ot spring Valley say
there will be trouble.
Bockforil Nt grora Not Warlike.
RocKFuT.D.Ulj., Ausr 8 Tho negroes of
Rockford held a largely attended meet
ing last evening, passed resolution of
sympathy to their peoplo in Spring Val
ley, and voted to extend moral and finan
cial aid to them.
TAKEN FROM H0M AT MIDNIGHT.
Brutal Outrage Committed on a Kanaan
by I'nkuowo Urates.
SALISA, Kan., Aug. 8 B. F. Cosweli, a
farmer living seven miles northwest of
here, was decoyed from his home about
midnight by a stranger who said ho had
a sick horse and wanted assistance. When
half a mile from home the pair wero met
by two pals ot the stranger, who covered
Cosweli with rill -s. He tried to ascape,
when one of the men fired, the bullet
striking him in the head, and the other
man struck him twice over tho head with
his rifli, partially stunning him.
The three then bound Cjsweli's hands.
gagged him and forced him to walk a
mile and a half, though he was nearly
fainting from los3 of blood. After terror
izing the farmer for some tino they final
ly let him g , first threatening him with
death if he told of the occurrence. Cos
well's condition is critical. There Is no
clew to his assailants and no cause for the
assault is known.
TypotbetaB Mevte at Minneapolis,
Minneapolis, Aug. 8 The United Ty.
polka met in this city yesterday, moving
over from SL Paul. There was an ad
dress of welcome by Mayor Pratt and a
reply by J. J. Little, ot New Yorff. It
has been settled that the next convention
will be held in Rochester. N. V.
Tinners start a 00,000 Fire.
Decatcb, Ills., Aug. 8. Fire in the
Union Iron works Monday night caused a
loss of toO.OOu; Insurance, '-!u.OJu. The
fire caught In the bandsaw room and is
supposed to have been caused by a spark
left by tinners who were working on the
roof during the day.
'I was suffering with a terrible
ccugh, bat was soon cured ly Hood's
arsaparilla." Anna Schaobort,
RECKLESS AH SIN.
Attacks British and American
Missions Near Canton.
RIOTERS ATTACK THE HOSPITALS,
All of Which Are Demolished and tba
ailaslouarles Forced to Flea Vegetar
ians so btroog That They Only tbo Im
perial Troop Gunboat Seat to tbo
beaae Kaport on the Massacre ofBrltleb
Soljects at Ku Chang.
Hoxg Koso, Aug. 8. The British and
American missions at Fat-Shan, near
Canton, were attacked Monday afternoon
by large and infuriated mob. The hos
pitals were demolished. The missionaries
fled to the Sha Meen. A Chinese gun
boat has been dispatched to quell the riot.
It is reported that all the missions at
Kwang Lung will soon be destroyed and
the missionaries driven to the treaty
ports. Tho Vegetarians are 12,1)00 strong,
are well armed and organized and able
to withstand the Chinese troops.
Chinese Officials Ara Implicated.
SnAxo IlAt, Aug. 8 J. Courtney Hix
son. United States consul at Foo Chow,
has obtained the names ot fifty natives
implicated in the Ku Cheng massacre, in
cluding the leadors and some of the actual
murderers. Ho also obtained proof that
tbo Chinese officials knew that trouble
was browing for some days prior to the
massacre. Not a singlo Chinese official
attended the funerals of tho victims, llo-
ports are arriving daily from almost
every province of horriblo official persecu
tion of native Christians and molesta
tion ot and insults to foreigners in the in
STORY Or THE KU CUENQ OUTRAGE.
Special Cabin from i Missionary Giving
the Horrible Details.
NEW YoilK, Aug. a Tho World .pub
lishes tho following special cablo from
Foo Chow, China: Dr. Gregory, an
American missionary who escaped from
Ku Cheng, gives the following account
of tho massacre there: "At 12:30 p. m.
on Thursday, Aug. 1, a native Christian
rushed into my study saying that several
ot tho foreign ladies at Hwa Sang, a
mountain resort about twelve miles from
the city of Ku Cheng, had been killed
that morning and two houses had been
burned. Fifteen minutes later a noto
from Mr. Phillips coniirmed this. He
wroto thnt fivo ladies were dead, tho
Stewarts were missing, and four persons
were seriously wounded.
"I immediately went into tho Ynmen,
where hundreds of excite! natives had al
ready gathered, nnd requested the dis
trict magistrate, Wong, to send somo sol-
dicrs at once to Hwa Sang to protect
tnose still living. 1 1 hair nn hour tho
mngtstrato went to Hwa Sing under an
escort of abort sixty soldiers. At 4 p. m.
I left Ku Cheng city under an escort of
thirteen soldier, arriving at Hwa Sung
at 8 p. m. to find that nine adults, nil
British subjects, had b -en murdered nnd
that all thosa still alivo at Hwa Sing
eight only had ben more or less se
verely injured, excepting Mr. Phillips,
who arrived there only two or three days
before, nnd was lodging at a native
house somo distanco from tho English
"On my arrival I set to work to make
the injured as comfortable ns possible."
He then describes the wounds of the dead
nnd living, all of which wero ot a horrible
character, and describes the attack on
Miss Hartford, of the Mothodist mission.
tho only American resiling in Hwa Sang
at tho time. She was living in a small
native houso some twenty rods from tho
English cottages, and was attacked by
one assassin armed with a trident. She
received a slight cnt in tho lobe of tho
right cor, was thrown to the ground, and
beaten about the lower extremities and
tho body. Whila the murderer was en
gaged in this attack a servant grappled
with the nss lilant, nni during the strug
gle Miss Hartford escaped.
Dr. Gregory continues: "From varl-
roports of those who saw the attack I be
lieve that about eighty men wero en
gaged. They were armed with spears
and swords, and scorned strongly organ
ized and under ono chief leader. Tho at
tack came like a thunder bait out of a
clear sky, not ono of the victims having
tbo slightest intimation of the intention
to assault them. Thirty minutes from
the time the onslaught commenced not a
single Vegetarian was to be seen near the
scene of the massacre.
"All the wounds were apparently made
by swords or spears. Of those killed out
right Mr. and Mrs. Stewart, Nellie
Saunders and Lena Pillow, an Irish
Durse, wero almost wholly incinorated in
tho burned house. In all probability
tbey wore murdered before the house
Tho doctor gathered up the wounded
and with great trouble got conveyances
to Suikow, where boats were obtained by
the help of the native magistrate, and the
wounded embarked, en route to Foo
Chow. The heat was intense and the
wounded suffered severely and meeting a
eteam launch taking a sub-prefect to Sui
kow the doctor insisted that the prefect
turn round and tow the boats to Foo
Chow. This was done and the j .urncy
was finally ended and the wouidci placed
under propjr care.
Omaha C ty bad Bebaked.
Omaha, Aug 8 The ten members of
, the city council who la-it Friday approved
the bonds of the new firs and police com
mission board in delianco ot J adze Hope
well's Injunction, were before the judge
on a ehargs of contempt. The juigo con
tented himself With rebuking thi aider
men, an I th n dismissed them. The case
against tho new commission is sti.l un
Tiea 1'resideat Paaaca Through Winnipeg.
WlsxiPEo, Man., An. 8. Vice Presi
dent ttevcLSua, of the United S:ates, his
wife and daughters and two brother?,
John T. and William Stevenson, passed
through the city lost evening en routo to
Alaska. The party travels in the private
i car of President Van Home, of the Cana
I dlan FacifK .
- ABBREVIATED TELEGRAMS.
Obituary: At Eureka, Ills., Banket
John Darst, TS; at Watrous, N. M.,
txeorge vv. Baccec, ot Chicago, tS); al
Milwaukee, Colonel Gsorge W. Walthers;
at Greenville, Ills., Thomas Benton Wood;
at Burlington. Wis., B inker Eugene Hall,
f ; at New York, Charles Foster, the
playwright -and actor, C2; at Lansing,
Mich., Orien A. Jonison, at Hobart,
Ind., Frederick Copeland, 75.
The City of Melbourne bank, Victoria,
has failed. Its capital stock was 15.000,
000. The will of the Duohes of Castelluecla,
just filed at New York, contains thii
queer paragraph : "-Having already given
my husband, Elward L. Dwycr, at vari
ous times money and other property J
hereby give to hiia the sum of $10, and nc
more." Sbo left an estate worth t319,0O0.
Lord Rayleigh and Professor William
Ramsey, of London, have been awarded
the (10,090 Hodgkins prize by the Smith
sonian Institution awards committee tor
the best treatise on discoveries in air.
Myron R. Bent, charged with instigat
ing the murder of his wife at Mandan,
N. D., in order to securo the $50,000 in
surance on her life, has been sentenced to
William Mella, aged 7, and Jesse Melia,
aged 3, have been found guilty ot horse
stealing at Rockport, lad.
Drillers found gold and silvor bearing
rock while sinking a well on the farm ot
Jacob Glasser, near Pearl City, Ills.
It is reported in a New York Herald
special from Tampa, Flo., that an Amer
ican yacht with a party of tourists on
board has probably been sunk for a fili
buster by a Spanish cruiser.
Lord Sholta Douglas nnd his bride, the
Into concert hall actress, have left San
Francisco for England at the request ol
Lord Sholto's mother, who desires to sco
her daughter-in-law, it seems.
Jack Gordon, a grandson of "Chinese"
Gordon, died at auta Monica, CnL, of
alcoholism. Gordon was born in London
in 1SH and was tho son of Captain 1
uuiuun, ui luu jJiiil?il Ull J', WIIO wns a
son of tho famous general who in
was killed by tho Muhdi at Khartoum.
Leandcr G. McCorn.Uk, the millionaire
inventor and manufiiciurer. of Chicago,
who has been very ill, has passed the crisis
and is recovering.
Secretary Carlisle is making a cruise of
Lake Superior on the government steamer
From Bigston's Gap. Vn., comes tho
news of tbo burning of Ed Hix and four
children. Hix had gone homo drunk and
built a flro in ft he kitchen, which in somo
way set tho houso on lire in the night.
Mrs. Hix rescued one of her fivo children.
Miss Elizabeth Flagler, of Washing
ton, who shot and killed Ernest Green a
few days ago, has surrendered herself in
the District criminal court and been re
leased on f 10,000 bail to await tho action
ot tho grand jury.
Cilrls and Women for Clerks,
I don't new! an v in mv office: can't
depend on them ; thoy are aiwavs giv
ing out when most needed," savs a
business man. Zoa-riiora (Woman's
Friend) cures sick and nervous head
ache and periodic troubles, making
women strong and reliable. Sold
by T. II. Thomas and Marshall &
A cream of tartar takim tmwdcr. nihft of
all in leavening nmnh.Lalest VnlUd State
verernnwnr rooa tirport.
Kotal Basins rowriER Co.. 10 Wall ft. If. T.
Oicn Yo jr Home ad Hart U Intund.
Insurance and Loans.
Room 4, Mitchell & Lynde b'ne.
Mrs. S. Smith,
180 Second Ave.
' All previous records. This seasons'
business the largest of any.
Just think of it.
The Leaders in
The High Standard of our
goods and the very Low
Prices wehave put
on them have ad
If you are seek
ing Big Values, come
to the Big Furniture Store.
& Carpet Co.,
S24, 326, 328 Bradr 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 ridiculoi s, but it's so. A
in our window wiil 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
And Latest Suits.
Our purpose in advertising b to let everybody
who buys clothing that b 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. ZIMELER;
Star Block, opposite Harper House
The Prices Unmercifully.
worth $S, $10,
Call for Roclt Island
Brewing Co. Beer.