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VOL. XLXV. DO 68.
BOCK ISLASD, ILL., THURSDAY, JANUARY 9, 1886.
FBI03 TUBES CZ3T3.
CAX HAVE A FIGHT.
Kaiser Billy Has Only to Keep Up
BBITISH OETTISO EE AD Y FOE WAB.
Tt'hnla Xatlon I nlted in Oppoaltloa to toe
roc(inf a r lb Grrman Emperor
cjiiadroa to 1 Kradjr for Mea Ne Tuea.
la ami the Kncnn Called on to Rrport
Thrlr Mrimjlh Crl.l Coded la the
Traimraal Jauirnon to lie Tamed Over
to the llrltl.h.
Losnos, Jnn. . There I no lecrct
tnjwlo by tho government of war prepara
tion. Knglund U nut liko (ierraany
practically on a war footing nil tho time
but tho icf.'tl with wlilch a fljrins nquail
ron is to bo j?')t ready inclicutivi thnt tho
admiralty is confident of tho general por-
frrtlon of tlis British naval rystetu. Tho
order fur tho Kquudron ve&s issued yester
day! and It U to bo ready next Tuesday
and constat of six vessels two battleships
ami lour urst ana ocund-cliu cruisers.
In addition, lluar Admiral Harry W.
It iw.tun, C. li., In coinmnnd of tho Cane
of (iod Ilonv anil West Africa station, has
been oruored to proewd to Dulngoa bay on
board tho flag-dilp fit. George, a first-class
! rrultvr, 7,7uu tons, two twenty-two-ton
K'ir.s, tun six-Inch qulck-flrlnir gam,
twenty-four smaller quick-firing- nuns.
peed 1U.7 knots, and ho is now on his
way there, accompanied by another
cruljer. with all possilile speed.
Preliminary Htrpa. a to tho Army.
Tho military authorities aru just as open
bout the matter as tho admiralty. Ail
tho regiments of tho IlrltUh army (army
reserve, volant. -en, tiillitiis, etc.) have
been ordered to nil ke iiiimedinto returns
of their strength for moliiliz itlun; but as
yet no further step In this direction have
been deemed neeeviary. Among the vol
unteer and militia there K a strung feel
ing in favor of enrollment for active serv
ice, and on all sides tho greatest enthus
iasm Is displayed. Thero seems to bo a
feeling hero that Cireat Britain has stood
ntjoiit ull she run rtand In the way of
kt udled opposition upon tho part of Ger
Tnany, rven if tho latter Is backed by
r'rnneu and Htiftxin, whleti is not consid
ered to bo by nny means certain. The
commanding oilier of tlio different regi
ments of volunteers have been over
whelmed with letters from tho men under
their command expressing tho desire to be
t-nmllcd for active service.
It r It on Maori Shoulder to Shoulder.
Without desiring to I in any way sen
iitloiml It can safely bo said that the war
plrit Is hovering over tho ilritisli empire,
nd that peopluof nil classes uro eagerly
supporting tliu nttitudo of the govern
ment In resenting t ho att I'udo of Gvr
many towanl tireat Britain. Tho press Is
unanimous In its approval of the prepara
tion of the naval and military authori
ties, and tho nowspn;iers of all shades of
oplulon ngret as to the manner In which
Germany's attitude must be met.
utiafartry Inn the f'ape.
From t'nj Town tho news is much
more satisfactory than for somo time past
and sets at rest sensational stories cabled
to tho I niUd Mates on tiic sulijeet. fir
li.reules Kolilusun cables: "You may,
therefore. Is satisthvl that tho ciisis 'is
over and that nil danger of further h is
tilitloa Isenil.sl." l'n-oideiit Krug-r has
it Is said, intimated his intention of hand
l:i;f lr. Jameson and thtt prisoners ran
tuntl by the liocr to the Kritish high
cemuiis.-ioiier m the liordersof Natal.
Iliive llThlenre of f'onsplrary.
Vtir.TnlttA, Transvaal, Jan. II. Tho au
t!i rltlei h re hold documentary evidemo
showing that the wholo affair of the Ja
ni mm raid and the uprising In Johanner
burg has been a plot t. annex tho Trans
vaal to British South Africa.
i t it tii tit or .i.miovs n.ktn.
teu Ills Men Hid Not Know Thry Were
taolog to the Transvaal.
LoNlxiN. Jan. ft A dispatch from Sir
Urn-ill.' Kobinson to tho col.mial olliie,
dated l'rvti.ria, Jan. T, communicates a
message from the Imperial agent at Rho
desia. It say: ,-I had bjen absent from
Bcchuaiialand nearly a fortnight prior to
Br. Jameson's neive. I arrived at Mare
king on Sunday, I).-c. ill, and heard then,
lifter the telegraph lino had been closed,
that his force was going to leavo that
night, and the wire was cut that night.
The tlrst. message which camo through,
on Monday, Dec. :;., was your message di
recting me to send after Dr. Jameson to
te'.l him ami force him to return,
"Dr. Jameson left me an olliecr and two
men at Mufeking and eight-six men at
l'itsanl. lie aiiear to havo taken all
tho aviiilnMo men. There nro now ten
poluv In the whole of Hechunnaland,
four of whom aro doing customs duty.
Tho country Is practically without police
nil there are no magistrates in tho Brit
ish chartered company's new territory. I
liavo no reason to K-I'.eve that any local
officials In B chu.in.iland had any knowl
rdgn of tho raid. The magistrate who
was In tho British chartered company's
territory necntu pained the force."
A dispatch to tho Betiter Telegram
company from Krugersdorp, dated Jan. 3,
says that tho Bechuanaland contingent of
Dr. Jameson' force unites in declaring
that when they left Mafcking they were
told tiny were going to light a native
tribe, and it was only when they had
crossed tho bonier of tho Transvaal
that they were told they were going
to Johannesburg to the relief of tho resi
dents of that plnee. and that they would
be Joined by detachment of the Cape
mounted rilles, 2.UUI Johannesourg vol
untccrs and regiment from Capo Town.
A'lt.IUCAX MIVMnXAHrS VIEW.
rem To He "tint of l.loe" with Some Terf
B T Jan. . Ker. Francis W. Bates,
nilssionary of the American Board, con
tiected with Its Kast Central African mis
sion, who has len connected with tht
nilssten since l!n. Is In this country on a
furlough, and was lit Boston yesterday.
Ilia residence of seven years In the region
where the presrnt hostilities between the
Putch and the British are occurring ha
tnaao mm familiar with the situation.
Wbensrenby representative of the As-
tVClalal tXVM hs KtitX : VTbere yrerastobf
widcspreaa opinion mat tne tate invasion
by Dr. Jameson, of tho British South
African company. Into the Transvaal wa
the result of deep laid plot on the part of
the British government to seize on the
Transvaal and make it her own.
"It seems to 1110, however, that such an
idea is not In occordanoo with the facts,
nor with the position that the govern
ment has held toward tho Transvaal since
the time when Gladstone put an end to
tho Boer war and granted them their in
dependence because their cause was a just
one. The present differences are the out
come of tho attempt on tho part of the
Transvaal government to continue the
Transvaal a a Boer republic, giving no
voice to thoso of any other than Butch
descent. The Knglish by far outnumber
the Boers, especially in the cities. They
furnish tho greater part of tho revenue.
Tho Uoer has been content with bis ignor
ance ; the English have established schools
and taken tho lead in all educational mat
ters, in splto of the opposition of the older
"Yet whilo the Knglish enterprise, has
Sonc so much to build up the government
which was a few years ugo in the last
ttnges of bankruptcy, tho Knglish have
always been Uitlander 'outsiders,' with
no rights as citizens. Dr. Jameson's raid
was an ill-adviscJ attempt to uid his fel
low countrymen in their revolt against
this system. It could not have been with
nuthority from tho homo government.
Mr. Khodcs may have encouraged it. lie
Is a man of strong character, a forceful
leader, but In no way a skillful diplomat.
President Krueger is a descendant of tho
aid Vortreker, those who were ever in re
volt against progress In tho olden times.
"His inllu.-nco has r vcr been against ad
vance in education and civilization a
man who was well dcscrilicd some time
sgo as one who 'adds to the manners of a
:lown tho morals of a hypocrite.' Too
much is being said ngninst tho 'greed' of
l-'nglanil. She has done moro for Africa
than nny other nation. She has a history
In Africa extending over centuries. Her
occupation has already resulted in the ele
vation of the nations. She alone of all
nations forbids the sal-j of tho intoxicant
of civilization to tho natives.
"She aids in education nd civilization;
she gives the native tho rights of a man.
It is an established principle of some of tho
other tuitions, the Transvaal union g them,
that no native shall have equal rights be
fore the law with a Boer. It would mean
a decided advance in civilization if Kng
land might have all of Africa inst ja-J of
the share that has fallen to her."
Ct'AItlllXO Tllr: SCIIOMIU r.GK LINE
Drltiah Troops Said to Have H.-en Stationed
on the tiuiana Front irr.
Xew "oi:k, Jan. 9. A dispatch to tho
World from Caracas, dated Jan. 8, says:
News of grave Import lias just been re
ceived from tho Guinua frontier. Tho
government Is notified that troops with
rilles and cminoii from IX inerara have ar
rived at Cuyiiii, a station at the extreme
limit of the Knglish claims in the disputed
territory, nnd the scene of the Yunian in
cidetit, where Knglish oflichda were ar
rested by Venezuelans.
The number of tho invader is uncer
tain. Somo of the papers say there aio
1,.J, but that is probably an exaggera
tion. They nro possibly half a hundred
Guiana police. The government gives no
nflicial notice as to what action it will
take. It is probable, however, that it will
send some troops to tho scene with orders
to be cautious, but at tho same time to re
sist invasion. There is joy here ovor tho
Knglish defeat in the Transvaal.
Loniiox, Jan. 9. The Timo publishes
an editorial with reference to the New
York World's Caracas dispatch telling of
suspicions that the Briti-.li in Venezuela
nTiS plotting to overthrow President Cres
po, and plead with the government in
presence of t lie d inger of further troubles
to publish tho piijMTS setting forth tho
British case on the Venezuelan question
forthwith, without waiting for the meet
ing of parliament.
tat-rinan I'ress on the Transvaal.
fine: auo, Jan. 9. Dispatches from all
the large cities show that tho tiermaa
press of the United States is as vigorous
against Kngland as the must pronounced
of the Berlin papers. They all declare,
however, that there is no danger of war;
that Kngland will "climb down" before
tho German kaiser.
MUCH GOLD IN GOTHAM VAULTS.
An Amount That, It Is Said, Would Give
Wall hirer t a Surprise.
Xew Y'okk, Jan. ft It is learned from a
number of prominent banks in this city
that they have been requested often in the
past few days to open gold accounts. Theso
requests have como from customers, in
cluding somo banks in the interior. The
banks, however, have invariably re
sponded in the negative to such requests,
citing the fact that they would not bo
j.utilleJ by their clearing house agree
ment in opening gold account.
The result has been that banks with
large vault rojm have received a good deal
of gold in the last few day?, which they
arc now merely holding as safe deposit
agents for tho account o country banks.
Some of this go'd lias como from points
far West of Chicago, and bankers say that
if the amounts so held could lie announced
it would bo a genuine surprise to the
street. Most of this I gold that has not
been in the treasury vaults fur many
Urodic's or.rr to Mansfield.
KlCHVONH, Va., Jan. ft Actor Richard
Mansfield has received this telegram from
Steve Brodiu, dated Providence, 11. I:
"Will guarantee you certain amount
weekly if you will let me manago you.
You are the greatest actor, but what's the
good of art without tho dough?" Maus
liild seems pleased at the tribute to his
artistic worth from Brodie, of whom ho
poko in kindest terms as a big-hearted,
Another trash at WinterseU
Wistkiiset, la., Jan. ft The remaining
east wall of the Bevington hardware
building has fallen, carrying down with
it the west room of tho Wilkinson block,
occupied by Holmberg s restaurant. The
upper story of tho Wilkinson building
was occupied by the "Knights of Pythias
lodge and Is a total wreck. J. W. Garrett
occupied the middle room of the Wilkin
son blocV and was compelled to move his
stock of dry goods out. It is thought that
the wall which Is between Garrett's store
and the restaurant will fall, as It Is badly
damaged. If It does it will make the total
lots not lest th&n H0,0.
WILD AND WOOLLY
Are the Statesmen of Oklahoma
HIGH OLD THIE AT A CONVEITTION
Held to Make Application for Statehood
Partisans of Two Schemes Grow so Ener
getic That an Ex-Prize Fighter Has to
Be Appointed Sergeant-at-Aruis Riot at
the Close Averted by the SherirT, Who
Douses the Glims."
Oklahoma City, O. T., Jan. 9. The
state convention to make application to
congress for statehood was in session here.
There were two parties In the convention.
One wanted a state made of Oklahoma ter
ritory alone, and the other favored taking
in tho Chickasaw nation. A fight was in
sight as soon as tho convention met at 10
o'clock. Frank W. Thompson a "double
stater," and W. T. Walker, a "single
stater," took sides on each end of the
platform and tried to talk at the samo
time. At once tho delegates mounted
chairs, each faction yelling for its side.
Amid tho clamor T. F. Hensley, a "double
stater," was nominated for chairman, and
B) soon as his name was mentioned he
jumped to the stage.
Ilensley Talks the Loudest.
For five minutes ho talked against tho
clamor. Gradually his loud tones drowned
out the noise, and one delegate after an
other subsided and listened to his speech.
Then the question of selecting the com
mittee on credentials arose. Finally
Chairman Ilensley declared tho motion to
apfKjint live members on the committee
carried. Those opposed yelled an appeal
from the decision of the chair. From - to
2:31) o'clock tho delegates, oJJuf them,
howled. Then Patrick Naglo, of King
fisher, pleadud for peace and harmony,
and moved that tho cuuimittoo au cre
dentials bo composed of one from each
Tlie Man for the Position.
This was carried, and then therj was a
lively quarrel over tho recognition of the
deb-gates from tho Chickasaw nation.
After wrangling for another half hour,
Plunkott, the noted ex-prize lighter, form
erly of Denver, was appointed sergcant-ut-arms.
lie walked to the stage and his
great length and breadth of form seemed
to awo tho delegates. They quieted down
and Pluukett said: "Gentlemen, I am
proud to be serjeant-at-arms of this con
vention, which sits in the pride of tho ter
ritory. We want order hero and we have
got to havo it." The delegates from tho
Chickasaw nation were recognized aud
tho committee on credentials retired.
Sheriff Has to 1 loose the GUins.
At 8:15 last night tho convention camo
to an inglorious end. At that hour tho
committee ou credentials, having been un
able to report owing to tho strife between
tho "singlo staters" and the "double
staters," Chairman Ilensley declared the
convention adjournod sino die. For half
an hour afterward tho utmost confusion
prevailed, and finally, when the uproar
was approaching tho proportions of a riot.
Sheriff Deford turned out the lights and
ordered the delegates from the hall into
the street. This, it is believed, will end
all organized effort to secure statehood
from tho present congress.
NEW ROAD FOR ST. LOUIS.
Only Method to Get Around the "Bridge
ST. Loris, Jan. 9. The Republic says:
A railroad with its terminus in St. Louis,
owned by St. Louis jH-ople, is the solution
of tho problem of tho bridge arbitrary. In
building the road there arc two projects in
view. It is to run through the coal fields
of southern Illinois from its terminus in
this city. This will enable its owners to
absorb the bridge tolls on coal and deliver
tho coal directly to tho consumers in St.
Louis. Coal is t he com modity upon which
the arbitrary tells the heaviest. .
It is proposed to build it to a point
about loo miles east of St. Louis, where it
will connect'with tho Louisville and Nash
ville to this junction point, and tuenco
over tho new road to St. Louis, not to
Kast St. Louis. St. Louis will thus become
tho "basing point" for rates by tiiis line.
Vlio arbitrary will be absorbed aud then
will come one of the greatest break-ups
iu existing basing conditions ever mado
in tho United States. It will be fur-reaching
in effect. The cast bank of the Mis
sissippi river from Dubuque to New
Orleans is used as the basing point for ull
goods guing west of the river.
If only one road transfers the basing
point to the west bank all must follow.
From one of the officials of the Business
Men's league it was learned that prelimi
naries looking to the construction of tho
proposed road have been figured out, and
t.iat an application for a charter will bo
SPEAKER OF THE IOWA HOUSE.
Byers Has as Walkover, His Leading Com
DES Moixes, Jan. 9. The speakership
of the next house was decided last night
In favor of 11. W. Byers, of Shelby coun
ty. W. S. Allen, of Van Buren county,
and H. J. Griswold, of Buchanan count,
leading opponents, withdrawing volun
tarily from the race. Byers was born in
Richland, Wis., in lSVi. He came to
Iowa In 1870, was admitted to the bar in
Shelby county in 1&6; elected to the houso
two years ago for the first timo and re
elected last fall. He was speaker pro tern
two years ago.
Jackson's Day Well" Celebrated.
Chicago, Jan. 9. The anniversary of
tae battle of New Orleans was celebrated
in a numlx-r of the cities of the country,
t New York by the Society of the Daugh
ters of 1S12, the Society of the War of 1S12,
and the Business Men's Democratic associa
tion; at Nashville by a grand ball and a na
tional salutr; at Philadelphia by the
Young Men's Democratic association.
Tho day was duly celebrated at New
Kansas Fire a Small Affair.
Wichita, Jan. 9. A courier arrived at
Turon, Kan., from Iuka and tho burned
district says that nothing was burned
but weeds jind some personal property.
The town or Iuka was saved by tiring
gainst it. So far so fatalities have been
THOUGHT HE WAS POSTMASTER.
Ohio Man Arrested for Bannins an In
dependent PostofHee. -
CLEVELAND, Jan. 9. C. W. Tourgee.x
postmaster at West Willianisfleld, O.,
and the present chairman of the Ashta
bula county Republican committee, lias
been arrested by the United States author
ities aud placed in jail. The specific,
charge against him is having a large sign
displayed in front of his store with the
word "Postoffice" npou it.
This is considered by the postal author
ities to be ono of the gravest offenses that
can bo committed against their laws.
Tourgeo was appointed postmaster at
West Williamslield by President Harri
son and was removed two years ago by
President Cleveland. He continued, how
ever, to operate a postoffice, selling stamps
and collecting mail, which he delivered to
the mail trains.
Miss Florence Pullman Engaged.
New Yokk, Jan. 9. A local paper says:
A piece of news will bo made public on
Sunday next through tho Chicago papers.
It is the engagement of Miss Florence
Pullman, youugest daughter of the sleep
ing car magnate, and Frank O.' Lowden,
a young lawyer and member of the Chi
cago bar. Tho first news ot tho engage
ment comes from a member of the Pull
man family, who gave it out in confi
dence. , Ohio Bank Bobbed of 6 13,000.
Toledo, Jan. 9. The Commercial's sp
cial from Fayette, O., says the bank of
Fayette was entered by burglars and ev
ery cent of money in tho safe taken. It Is
stated that the amount of currency taken
was 3,?00 and M,5U0 in state of Kansas
bonds, besides other securities which will
bring the total up to $1-2,o:jo. . The men
escaped, leaving no clue to their identity.
The Bantsay Salt liismlsscd.
ST. Louis, Jan. 9. A special to The Re
public from Carlyle, Ills., says: Tho cred
itors have failed in their attempt to have
Elijah P. Kamsay removed as adminis
tratorof his father's estate. Judgu Wall
dismissed tho suit with leave to amend
the petition. They might cite him to ap
pear in court, but could not remove on the
charges prcfcrred.us they were not specilio
Milwankce Honors Emperor William.
Milwaukee, Jan. 9. The Milwuukeo
Press club at its annual meeting last
night adopted a resolution electing Em
peror William an honorary member, be
cause tho club had heard that the English
clubs in London of which t he kaiser is an
honorary member were talking of expel
Supreme Court Grants the Bequest.
Spkixgfield, 111., Jan. 9. The supreme
court has granted permission, and tho
Columbia Construction company, of Chi
cago, filed a petition for a writ of man
damus on Secretary of Satc Ilinrichscn to
compel liiiu to file certificate upon pay
ment of f 1 fee certifying thnt they had in
creased their capital stock from f-J.OUO.OOO
to f5,000,000. The secretary of state de
luunded $11,103 fees under the new law.
Alleged Train-Wrecker Killed.
HcsTlNGTos, W. Va., Jan. 9. W. H.
Ilogan, who it was claimed was wanted
in Illinois for wrecking a train, was killed
yesterday at the mouth of Hart's creek,
Lincoln county, by Harry Brumfield, who
Was attempting to arrest him and obtain
tho reward. Charle Berger, a well
known citizen who was assisting in the
arrest, was shot twice by Hogan before he
was killed. Berber will recover.
We Have the Docoments
to prove that Zoa-I'hora stands at tho
head as a remedy for all complaints
peculiar to girls and. women. Modest
ladies will not Jet their testimony be
published in newspapers, but we
mail them in sealed letters to ladies
who request it. Zoa-Phora Medicine
company, Kalamazoo, Mich. Sold
by T. H. Thomas and Marshall &
The Argcs. 10c a week.' delivered
every evening at yonr door.
A cream of friar bskms powder. Highest of
all in leavening strength-iosn UnUtd State
Ontnunent rood Beport.
Ritm. KAKOie hoimiB Co.. 10 . Will t. S.T.
Insurance and Loans.
Boom 4, Mitchell & Lynda b'og.
If you wish an Overcoat made up-to-date
and as well made as your tailor will make
it and at one-half the cost, come to us.
Thats the kind we keep.
At our prices. We
guarantee them the
very lowest in consid
eration of the. high
grade and finish.
Our assortment is ex
tensive; no trouble to
find something to
please you in design
and price. Goods de
livered safely to your
Don't Hesitate HALE
& Carpet Co.,
324, S26, 32S Dradv St
For an Overcoat or Ulster
There is No
We can show you three times as many as
any house in the city, and prices, you know
Underselling Everybody on Everything
Old age can be obtained by the proper use of in
vigorating tonics. The Rock Island Brewing Co's
products are all the results of scientific labor and
the most improved apparatus, preserving in the
highest degree the health giving qualities of the
Rock Island Brewing Oo.
BOTTLED GOODS A SPECIALTY. those 1089.
Fire Per Cent Interest Paid on Deposits.
Money Loaned on Personal Collateral or Real Estate Security.
J M Bcroan, President.
Jon CauBAcaa. Vice President.
P euniwuT, Carnier,
Reran aaineaa JnljrS, UM, aad occupy the
8.C ear- Jfltch.il Lrcde'i new bonding.
Carpenter and Builder,
OFFICE, BO: 2821 SIXTH AVENUE,
Shop on Vint street, B0C3 ISLAUD.
Place Like the
JWllllw 1 u
Incorporated Under the
ROCK ISLAND. ILL.
H P Holl.
Jaezao. Hran, Solid ton.