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ROCK ISLAND ARGU
VOL. XL1V. HO 56.
BOCK I8LABT). ILL.. TUESDAY, DECE2XBEB 24, IS 95.
FXLXC2 THXLZ3 CZ3X3.
TALK OF THE WAR
That May or May Not Eventuats
EE1IA2ES MADE EI HEN OF NOTE,'
All la Favar at facta tarn Kepn a fctIS
t'pper Lli Kvwrlt Heart l' B ymT3T
af Th,.t raHr,-r.uglafi9mllr ,
Otlor-H nr fioor,,' Mrell,B Not , BI(r
a thr, rrwIrlek AdltnM B1
'rftnslton In tho Wnczuolnn case arc eagerly !
Wlv who I anybody comu to town bo U
akcl to stato hi. viCw& Amon? thoso
Intorrlowrd yesterday wrro Chairmnn
Carrot, of the It publican national com-WU.-o,
who simp! said that tho proposed
frjinmlnnlon was not to Ule the bonmlnry
quest Ion bat to obtain Information. M.t
j jt Gillespie, of Colombo, said It would b
settled without wuff, but If war cnino tha
wat would supply a million soldiers to
tnvado Canmln. Cenornl Wiley, of Gov
ernor Morton' itaff, said w could put
l.r0,X tr.ilncd ijldior In t'to field In
RmiMV.lt Maa1 by tha rrMldaat.
IulUt) Commissioner Koosuvult Mild ha
wild not too hrartil Intlorsu Cleveland's
iiimia'r. Ho hnd no faith in England's
honor and hoped no Iwly of rrputnble
citizen would tnk Isauo with tho pml
dent's position. Kild ho: "I hops there
Vill br no b;wk down. Wo should stand
Hjlit up to tlio position w havo taken.
No consideration, pononal, political or fi
nancial should Influenco any of our peo
ple. We should stand right behind tha
jnldent nnd conjrxess, and demand that
ttio pixition wo havo lunuitinl shall bo
kept a" all hnztrd. Wo earnestly hope
tlia tlier wl!l li no war, but far worxo
th.m any war would bo it pence purchased
at tlie cost of any loss of national self ro
S(xt." ICrfrr tn Ifly.I mr Forty at riRht."
Churl.- Foster, of Ohio, wtld ho Indorsed
Cleveland's stand. 'Thing nrn not go
ing t end this time as they did In lilt
Wlien England bluffed ns out of a big
strip of land It thii northwest. Tho IX'm
orrats then carried on their banner tha
words, "Fifty-four forty or flsrhC" They
bid as clear tit In to tho land In ques
tion as could hare lx-on conceived of, but
tliey llnnlly yielded to the bluster of the
ilritlsh Hon and lost Wi miles of sea coast
anil all tho territory to tho east for S.onO
miles." S u itor lVttlgrew. of South Do
koto, thought It likely that England would
lrlin Vetiexu 'la to drop the iratter, or buy
the rilsputod territory. That was more
protsible thnn war. England was a (Trent
bully and rulilier. lO-furrlng to Alaska
be said: "Now, I think wo should simply,
ilrlvo tho Kn;:!Wh off of our Alaskan top.
rltnry with soldiers nnd nut wait for any
arbitration or il'plomory."
The AnlUMsssmtii Gathering.
Lnst nii;ht the meeting called by Hrnry
Gi-orgo and others attracted abint l,HO
peoplii to CMiper Union, a 1 irr. portion
if whom Wi-ro oppnsml to the objects of
t!io niretinir. Krnesl Howard Crohy
preslibtl. He spoke of the Monroe doetriue
as follows: "We aro hero to ns-w-rt all that
stands for tlio dignity of the American
people and to counteract tho froth at tho
mouth that has become, rpldemlo nnd
aecrn to h.iTo taken hold of tho neonle.
Wo aro here to protest nirainst the errors
or tho president f thesi tnited states."
(I'rolonjri'd hisses and applause.) Tho
tumult that followed scmcd for tho mo
ment as It It would break tip tho meet Inc.
Cries of Tut him out," "(n't out," and
tho like were beard fpm nil parts of tho
ball. Meantlmo tho hisses nnd applnuso
ItrfliMsi tha Monro ftartrlne.
Just as itilel h.ul Uvn restored tha
pi nker continued: "What Is tho Monro
dortrincr It Is not tlio doctrine of Mon
roe; It Is not the doctrine, of f! rover Clevc
land. It Is the doctrine as Interpreted In
American history. hen 1 was Invcs
tlatln8 Kirypt 1 was scandidized to find
that E'typt paid an annual tribute of ;L
Wi,OS annually for which It received no
return from Turkey, to which It was paid,
nnd who was stealing It. In tho putt wu
have not Ucn much better off. il.ivn wo
not stolen California nnd Arizona? Wild
cucrrsj. Have we not stolen Texas?"
Tir.tvs or itKV. lvman Atntotr.
Olney's Matrments IH-rUrril ItMlcnloas
Charles fmlrrtrk Attains.
Ilcv. Dr. Lyman Ablott, of Plymouth
chuih, Ilruoklyn, said that when Olncy
aid that If Great Ilritaln is allowed to
iraln possession of 30) suaro miles of land
S.5 O miles awny sh" will uso It as a basla
for operations to push acquisitions, such a
statement was rlUiculou because sho has
a'rendy thousands of iuib-s tliat she could
Use If so disponed. lnc Veneiiuda bo
came a republic fifty years ao suo had
been In tho throes of Intcrnnl strife. On
the other hand Itrltlsh Guiana hnd al
ways bivn a (H'aceful nation, and whether
the boundary of one be d ccrcased or tho
other Increased was a matter that does not
concern us. IHand clapping and shouts.
Henry George said In part: "What rea
son is there for this war? I believe In tho
Monroe doctrine and have stood for It.
This, however, is net the Monroe doctrine
and what Grover Cleveland calls the Mon
ro) doctrine Is but a travesty on it and an
ntter absurdity. Our business Is to mind
our own business. If we want to inter
fere. In anything let ns do It where there
Is a principle at sUko. The advocates of
this war scar do not mean war. They
re playing at politics."
Charles Frederick Adorn denounced
President Cleveland and his Venezuelan
message severely. His remark wcro re
ceived with a storm of hisses. A resolu
tion In line with tho sentiment expressed
was declared carried, although tuo votes
were Irnth for and against Its passage.
A dispatch from Toronto, Can., says
the Dominion government is preparing
for war. Preparations are being niado to
plots guns on the vessels laid up in lake
ports; guns stored, away are being got in
tv-adiness nnd placed In position, and gen
eral activity prevails at tho arsenal and
military supply depots.
The World ha cable from a number of
oronitnent Kuuli.htncn. including Lord
Rose berry, all or whom refuse to believe
that war Is probable, and declare horror
the thought ot ach a thing. A nignifl
raa cable, however, come from John E.
Redmond, M. P., home ruler, who de
clares that In view of the fact that Eng
land has refused tho Irish home rule they
are to a man against her In this fight.
CUBAN NEWS VIA FLORIDA.
Beporc of ss Kngasrmeat In Which to
Spaniards Lost S40 Killed.
Tampa, Dec "4. A special courier from
General Maoco'i command has arrived
here. Ho reports tho Cnban army m
marching toward Matanzas in three col
umns, one in tho south, under Joso Lo-
crctc and Suarez and 2,000 men; another
in tho north, under Maceo with 3,030 men;
the centre column, under General Gomez, '
has 0,000 men. Each column has two
field nieces of modern artlller. Tim ex.
treme vanguard, l.ooo men, is commanded
by Brigadier Francisco Perez, nnd the
rear guard of 1,00 is under Quintin Ban
In General Gomez first rnjjagomcnt at
Mnltiempo with Colonel Arigona,dctached
eipressly to detain tho former's march.
the Spanish loss was SW dead. Up to tho
timethc steamer left Havana nothing ha
beenhenrdof thotwo companies of tho bat-
talion of Cannruiss. It is supposed that 1
they fell Into the Insurgents hands. '
Mnnneiaswos occupied for three days by
t he insurgent?, who upon leaving destroyed
Uunornl Maceo was at Laja when the
laU-st n-ports concerning him had been
reortveo. hen the steamer left Havana
a fierce battle was reported ns rising In
tlio Vicinity of Matanzas. The Cubans!
hero gave a big boll last night, the pro- j
1 f A V V A TlcM. 91 nirnnti.l.iMl.M lifn
received here confirming tho announce-
ment that tho Cuban Insurgent loodcr
Mirabel has been killed. It r.ppear that
ho led tho attack upon the village of
Vucltaa, which was held by a few Spanish
soldiers. A column of troons commanded
by Major Tomas was sent to assist tho
tsinnish garrison, and in the engagement
which followed tho insurgents lost heavi-
Iv nnd Mirnlicl was wnumlisl 1I ilii.il
subsequently in the insurgent hospital at
HAVANA, Bee. 21. Important news has
been received haro from the front, though
it Is not olllclal to tho effect that Captain
ucncml CamHs is still at Jovcllanos, and
that st-vernl columns of troops nro follow
ing the main forces of tho insurgents, so
that an engagement with them is soon ex
pected. DEATH OF A RUSSIAN EXILE.
Sergio Stcpnialc Itnn Over and Killed on
an Eneliah Hallway.
Loxnov, Dec. 4 Sergius rJtepniak, the
Russian exile, U dead. Ho was killed yes
U'rday by a passing train wlulo walking
over n level railway crossing at Chiswick.
Serjjuis Michael Bargomanoff SStcpuiak
was born in 1SH at H.uljatsch, in tho
Ukraine mountains, and came of a semi
noblo family. From ISO.) to 1KG3 ho was a
student at Kieff, and ho published several
works during that time which were pro
hibited by tho government. In IS70 ho
liecHmu a professor at the University of
KieU, but was removed from his chair by
the government three years later.
Ho was exiled in 1V7( on account of his
crii lcism of the system pursued by Count
Tolstoi, one of the ministers of justice, and
ho thereupon settled in Geneva, writing
various popular works in tlio Little lius
lan dialect. Ho begun to work hard for
tho establishment of equal political riglits
in Kussla, nnd declared against socialism
as well as absolutism. &ome of his prin
cipal works nre: "The Turks Within and
Without," Tyrannicide in Ilus.si.o," und
"Little Kussinn Internationalism."
TERRIBLE DYNAMITE EXPLOSION.
Two Men Instantly Kilted, Fire Fatally
and Two Severely Injured.
CntCAoo, Dee, 21 A frightful dyna
mite einljslon occurred yesterday nfter
Doonon Section Fourteen of tho Brnlnago
r.inol, nlmnt a mile from tho small town
of Itomcoville. Tw i men were Instantly
killed and llvo fatally, and two sc verely
injured. Tlio dead are: James McKnight
and Daniel McAllister. Tho fatally in
jured: George MeKitrkk nnd John Mc
Fitrick, brothers; -Barney O Kourke,
Louis Kearney nnd John Mlehue. Seri
ously hurt: Michael Harrison and High
U'llourkc. The mangled remains of tho
men killed were remove to Lockport, and
tho injurel victims taken to St. Joseph's
The men were preparing a Mast with
dynamite cartridges, one man holding the
drill while another tapped It g.-ntly, forc
ing tho dynamite down into tho holo pro
arcd by the drill. The blnst was almost
ready for firing when a blow too hard or a
blow too many w:is given and tho two
men who were preparing the blast and sev
en others who were working clos-- by went
up into the air. Tho two men killed were
literally torn to pieces and, tho others
Flftrea Drowned at Sea.
Xltr YoltK, Dec. 21. A dispatch received
from Curacoa states that tho steamship
Nansentond. Captain Lnksy. from Curacoa.
for Moraeaibo, wo in collision (nrobablv
on Dec. IT) with the Spanish steamship Both are in a serious condition at a hos
Mexico near tho island of Aruba. The , pital. James Hartnett was shot in the
Nonsemond sank and Is a total loss. Cap-
tain Laksv and fourteen other were
drowned. Thirty-fivo lives were saved by
FaT.nr of a Private Bank.
CASTOS, llls.f Dec 4. The Bank of
Farmington, located at Farmington, ten
miles north of here, ho failed. The
bank was a private affair, owned by Jack
son Mason. The assets and liabilities are
about fJu.OOO each. Poor collection was
the cause of failure.
Ilenvy Failure at rrovidenco.
Providence, K. I., Dec. L The failure
of Whittle, llanraban & Co., dyers and
bleachers In this city and East Greenwich,
Is the heaveist in manufacturing circles In
this state for many years. The assets
amount to fTd,SJa, and the liabilities to
Fir Dmtrors a Company Store,
HorcHTos, Mich., Dec St. The Caln
nient company's store burned, causing a
k-s of t&suju; insurance, l.OUU.
Motors Move Freely Again in tha
GREAT STEIXE 13 DECLARED OFF.
John Wanamaker Proves Equal to the Task
of Brlnclng Peace to the Vexed Phlladel
phlans Engineers a Compromise by
Which the Difficulty Is Adjusted Terms
of the Settlement I-ast Day of Tomnlt
lcna!ized by tlte Vse of Ballets.
Philadelphia, Doc. 2t Tho great trol
ley strike is ended. This U final. John
' anamnker is tho man who brought!
about the settlement, succeeding where all
others failed. Tie was aided in the work i
by members of the Christian League. The 1
basis of settlement follows: I
First While tho Union Traction com-
pany will only treat with the workmen in j
its employ, it will allow them member-:
ship in any lawful organization; second.
It will take up all gricvano and give
.them full nnd fair consideration; third, .
it will, so far as it ha3 vacant places, im- i
mediately put on the old men, arid as fast
as vacancies rio -ni .,, .r..e.v m
tho oM m ,. ,lnnmnwP., ,, J
-" i "rrangu me m.ns oi ine cars io
"eu as mr as possiuio wim-
out iolntinj its contracts with tho new ,
men. 'ino questions of compensation and '
hours aro left for future determination.
Principal Isuue In the Fight,
rUa bnttlo has miinl bcen t M OQ
the question of the employes' membership
in me amalgamated Association of Street
"al y. r"nP'-vcs' wn,c
has Pprs,stn"y to
Employes, which the company
new men ena-red since the striko besan
number nearly l,0u0. There were about
They reported for work
Wannmakcr submitted tho
Ideas embraced in the settlement to tho i
atrikera. They accepted them, and in
tum gtlbmltt2l thorn to tho companv.
i:nnaiilornhTn f i.-.-. ... . n i .... nn.( n.
conferences followed, and Into yesterday
afternoon announcement was made that
both sides had agroed to tha terms. To
peoperly round out the matter a mass
meeting of the strikers was held last
night for the purposo of ratification. Hero
tho striko was officially declared off, all
tho leaders were called upon for speeches,
and there was a veritable love feast.
It Was Hard on Business Men.
In consequence of yesterday's violence
It was thought advisablo to delay the re
sumption of railway traffic uutil this
morning. Thus ends what has probably
been ono of the most remarkable, strikes
in the United ritates. It. lasted exactly
ono week, und It cost tho city, the com
pany and the strikers thousands of dol
lars. The loss in fares alone to tho com
pany Is estimated at $-'J5:O0O. Apart from
the destruction of cars and other property
ft considerable bloodshed,
though fortunately no fatal results. Tho
business men of tho city have been the
heaviest sufferers. The striko coming in
the midst of tha holidays brought unpar
alleled disaster to shopkeepers, and much
hardship of a financial nature is antici
a--n alter Tells the Story.
Wnnaiuaker told an Associated Press
reporter how ho had consummated the
settlement. Snid he: "The Traction
people were determined to treat with tho
men only as employes nnd not through
eny intermediaries. I conferred with
Mr. Doi.in nnd had much talk with the
men, helping them to form a judgment us
to what was involved and what they
might expect under the circumstances. I
found them moderate in tone, patient and
willing to bo advised. On Satruday they
camo to mo again, when they presented
tho propositions and tho executive com
mittee asked mo to use my good offices in
their behalf. '
Advised tho Men to Accept.
"With two ot thoir representatives I for
mulated tho ideas embraced In the pro
posed settlement of tho strike, so that
they were prepared for tho propositions re
ceived from General Manager B-vtem.
Kite this afternoon I was sent for from
their headquarters, where, after going
over Mr. Beetem's letter and seeing that
It was fully understood, I advised its ac
ceptance and ratification by a full meet
ing of the men later, which upon their in
vitation I agreed to attend."
MOST VIOLENT IAY F THE STRIKE.
Mob So Turbulent That the Police Have
to l'se Their Revolvers.
Yesterday was certainly the most viol
ent since tho struggle began, and for tho
first time tlie police shot to kill. About
10 o'clock in the morning a tremendous
crowd gathered at Kighteenth and Uirard
avenue, nnd as the cars 'passed, each with
several police aboard, the stones began to
fly. A dozen or more cars had been com
pletely wrecked when tho policemen
opened fire. They first fired into tho air,
but as tho situation became more threat
ening one of them fired his revolver into
tho crowd. William H. Matthews, a
striking motorman, fell with a bullet In
his head, and Sainurl G. Crosslev, a strlk-
i ing conductor, was shot in tho knee.
arm and slightly injured. A number of
urrests were made. Other riots of more
or less violence occurred in" almost every
section of the city. In one of theso IL F.
Graham, of liS6 Broadway, Brooklyn, who
, admitted that lie was an organizer for the
' Knights of Labor, was arrested.
here to work on a car, but soon became a
sympathizer and had bcen very boisterous
in egging mobs on to violence Before
final settlement was effected counsel for
tho strikers had filed an application in
court asking for the appointment of a
board of arbitration under the act of 1&&
This will probably be withdrawn.
Fatal Collision of Freight Trains.
Chattanooga, Doc. 21. A head end
collision occurred on the Cincinnati
Southern railroad between two heavy
freight trains at Cardiff. One unknown
tramp are killeX J. S. Brewer, white,
brnkemaa on the northbound train, was
fatally injured and the following were
seriously hurt: J. Heath, fireman, Som
erset, Ky.; Will Newman; Ernest Mc
Clellau. fireman; Carter and J. West
cutt, engineers, all of Chattanooga.
A cream of tartar fcakins p wder. BlgU-st o
all In leavening etrtnrtfi. Latt at Unttit State
Vnrmad Food luport.
Roth. Bxjcna ifowon Co.. 101 sll eiu. v. T.
Nels P. Sorenscn, a wenlthy Pane, o
Chicago, was found dead in his room with
a bullet-holo in his head. All Indications
point to suicldo.
The first blow in the conflict between
sruek at BrooUlv whcn a partyA
Americans and ten English saik
a dispute about Venezuela witl
Twenty-five thousand pinnds lof mall
matter was collected by Chicago) carriers
and brought into tho Cliicijro . postofiloe
Sunday, when there w as only one collec
tion for tha day.
Residents of Ashlnnd, Ky.. Portsmouth,
Ironton nnd Chambcrshurg' O., Will join
I In an endeavor toreeuver a iurtuno of iTifi,
; 0:V),0JJ tiua tho l'eJ heiw ot l'hiladel
: phia. Tho claim nrisjs through, the ex
piration a ninty-nlue year lease upon valu
nblo property grant.j-.l tho city and tho
claim has been in litigation sincj 1S;.
Two hundred vess-.'ls comprising tho
winter grain lloct of Chicajjj and South
Chicago, are now in tho Chicago river and
tho Calumet. ThU is tho largest llect on
Tho American Lino steainshirj Berlin
ran into and sank tlio British clipper-ship
illnwba:i shortly nicer sailing from
Southampton. Tlio WillowbanUfs crew
was saved by the B;;rlin, the only life lost
bo-ng that of the pilot.
August Lattncr, of Chicago, attempted
to rescuo a man from tlie hands of two
footpads near Harrison street and Ply
mouth place in that city. One o&the rob
bers shot Luttner through the cheek and
another was captured by tho police.
Howard K. Burras. stockbroker at 15
Broad street, New York, whoso suspen
sion was announced oil Saturday, has
umdo an assignment for tho benefit of
creditors to Leonard G. ValL
Eight men were seriously burned?by an
explosion of gas In Shocnbergers rolling
i-UP'V Pittobui One of them Phillip
1 Hots-matt- will ilio. - --
Botvman, will die.
A car on tho Metropoliton elewitod at
Chicago ran over the bumpers' and fell
head on into tho street, nearly twi-nty feet
uelow. uuiy. turco persons werounjured.
Charles Schriber, a grocer of Gotham,
has b?en fined for selling a loaf , of bread
It is reported that fifteen Indian bucks
have left the San Carlos reservation in
New Mexico to join another band which
is now out and making trouble for set
The directors of tho Kansas City, Pitts
burg and Gulf railway have voted unani
mously to increase tho capital stock from
tl0,OUU,aJ to fiO.OW.fJO. This Insures tho
completion of tho road to tho ( Gulf of
Ilnabandsof Sickly Wires
Lion t be discouraged. There is es
cape from doctor bills. Zoa-Phora,
woman's friend, has brought health
to many women, and prosperity to
many families, when other remedies
and. skillful physicians have failed
Sold by T. II. Thomas and Marshall
won't do for
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shall A Fisher, druggists.
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BOTTLED GOODS A SPECIALTY.
Place Like the
Great Redaction sals
Sever rold atsoh prlara.
TH ISK lEii'cl-eT' irirea eat
rrf. Cap. CVaks. VcCs, Trim
ming. Brarfr. Csptr. Ckn,
Every lm of fur rcdared. it op
(oitonilr seldom tSiitd.
-. - Furriers and Ladies
219-221 W. Second St.