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YOL. XLIV. SO 85.
ROCK ISLAUD, ILIh, WEDNESDAY, JAOTJAUY 23, 1SS3
FSXC3 TZXES3 CZ3T3.
FILIBUSTER SUNK. ,LUN0,S REPUBLJ2lN LOVE FEAST
Garcia't Expedition to Cuba
CfSTTSQEIT CAUSE LOSES HEAVILY.
Tnlit Handrad leaden Pmrat, but Wo
SPBIXGritLD, Jan. 89. The Republi
can "love feast" held In representatives'
ball yesterday was Tcrjr largely attended,
probable 1,300 Republicans from all over
I the state being present. Though no reso
lutions of any character were
Shipload af Arm. sad Ammanltloa, Inelad- aaopiea the meeting was pro- j
tot; llotohkua Gaa aad Esplo.lv Jta- eminently a McKinley and Tanner one,
torlala. Goes to tba Bottom, aad ISO Xca 1 tremendous cheering arising when-
Depicted in a British Blue Book
on the Subject.
REPORTS OF TEE INVESTIGATORS.
a Narrow Earapa HIM M a Drown.
I moos Than. aCbamUt Who Waato Mix
lb Eaplalvr-IfrvaaDdrs Story.
New York, Jan 29 At no time since
the beginning of hostilities has thcro
bann such zcltomcot at the headquarters
of the Cuban revolutionist in this city as
them was yesterday when It was learned
that tlie steamship J W. Hawkins, which
hail been fitted out at great trouble and
csprnao as a filibuster, had been wrecked
off the eaatorn end of Long Island on Sun
tiny night and hod boon abandoned by the
revolutionist and the crow on Monday
ruoruing. The news camo as o thunder
bolt among the leading spirits In the
revolutionary camp here, for the evening
papers in their Into editions published a
rrport to thn effect that tho stenmer
Hawkins had been fitted out at One Hun
dred and Thirty-eighth street and the East
river, this city, with arms and ammuni
tion, and this. If proved, was likely to got
tho leaders into troublo with the govern
ment. II port Mad to MlnMer ralma.
Tho story was to the effect that tho revo
lutionary party had recently purchased
tho steamer in Baltimore. iSho had been
cnjfngrd In the tinning trade, and was of
J2-1 tons net. Jojo C. Hornandcz, one of
the fllibatt-rs, who has arrived In this
city, was rrc.lited with having called at
tho revolutionary headquarters and with
having mwlo a full report of tho accident
and all the circumstances attending it to
tho revolutionary In In Inter, I'alma. Tho
latter U said to have given him money to
assist tho members of tho party who am
now In this city and Boston. This was
not denied by Milliliter I'alma. llernnn
tlei reported to Minister Palma that the
revolutionists numlxred about I'M men
and the crew numbered sixteen.
Tb Gareiaa War la Command.
Early Monday morning rough Weather
wns encountered and tho steamer began
t. leak badly. Thero was over tS),00J
worth of arms on board the steamer be
sides two HotulikUs guns, 1,3.x Iteming
ton rifle and 1,ijo,xm rounds of ammuiii
tion. The wntor had gained so much by
Monday morning that tho fires wcro put
out in tho cngtno room and tho re vol u
tlonists helped at the pumps. Finally all
tho arms and ammunition, Including a
lot of dynamite, were, thrown overboard,
but even this wns of no avail and the ship
had tn be aunnuonoiL In command of tho
revolutionary pnrty was Ciillsto Garcia,
and his son, CufTos (Jurcla, was second in
llernanilrs Talk to a Reporter.
A reporter irot hold of Hernandez and
found little dltllrulty In getting Ms story.
Ho said the Hawkins "left New York at
mid-night last Saturday from tho foot ol
Ouo-Hundred and Tlilrty-Klnhth strert,
Kat river. put out quietly In tin
(ieotl of night, and In a few minutes were
steaming (or the sound. We ran smoothly
enough. We had no troublo until 3 o'clock
Monday morning." Then he told the
story of the fires Is-lng put out and th
throwing overboard of tho cargo, which
wa kept tip tintil everything, even tlx
coal, was ovrrlxmrd. Hut It was of no use.
The ship kept on making water.
Ms of th rillbasters Irawned,
They hail burnetljrockuts and blue lights
all night, and about 8 a. m. they sighted
throe schooners, who sailed as close to tho
sinking venscl as possible, and after much
trouble and danger tho whole of tho crew
tind passengers of tho Hawkins save six
were safely landed on tho schooners.
The tri from tho sinking ship to the
sclKHtnc r was mailo In tho boats which
wrre all overltMidtnl. In attempting to
get Into the lost two boats sis of tho fill
busters were drowned. "One," said Her
nando, "was a r rvnch chemist who was
wtihtlie expedition to make explosives
when we got to Cuba. Another of thoso
wlm were drown-d was a man named Al
vrrlche. Ho was a member of tho rcvolu
tionnry party, a wore the other four whe
Went ilown In tho sea."
Cuban .lunt.t -llon't Know Nothing."
It was leinied at tlio oflW of
T. R Ualell A; Co. that their tuff, which
brouitht Mernandex to this eitv.was hailed
by the schooner leander V. 1 Sec bo forty
tulles siut hi ast of H irnrc.it. X. J. The
H.twklns' survivors on board asked to bo
taken t'tf snd brought to New York. Sev
rnty of them were tnisferred to the Dal
tell and Itrotiw'lit to this city. At the Cu
mil m-no.iiuricn, uo ifroadway, tt was
, denied that the Hawkins was mi its way
tiuumi, ami .Mimsler I'alma was evi
dently nfr.tid to do much tulkinn. savin
that In bis "i.n!.i:il rapacity" ho knewau-
eolutt'iy nothing about the filibusters,
rviita Nr.w imm havaxa.
Msero's rositlon llrgsrilnl u Critical
timnea t'urawd aad llaraed.
HAVANA, Jan. '.'.. Macron position
continues to bo regarded as crltlcnl and it
Is considered certain that Gomez's at'
tempt to march west is for the purpose of
succoring him. Spanish columns pursue
Gomex closely and harass his forces, com
prlling them to light daily, and it
claimed here that Ihey are becoming de
moralised, tlravo reports are circulated
of (tomes's sickness and this combined
with the stores which his men attempt to
carry Is said to make their advance slower
tbsn It would otherwise no.
The leaders Cayltoo and Alvarex are op
erating In Santa Clara and Lie rot In Ma
tana, their policy being to threaten
small towns and keep the country stirred
tip as runch as possible and thus wake it
necessary to lessen tho forces that can
operate agalnt Maocoand Gomel It is
not admitted that this policy has been
Uomrt's and Maeeo's men are far from
home, most of trura being residents of
tsanttogo de Cuba province. They arc un
familiar with the western eountrr and
thry do not dare to disband and go among
tb people, thus snaking themselves
own as individuals. As it Is they are
teeognlxetl wherever tbey go, which Is
claimed as a great advantage to the gov'
ever McKinley'e name was uttered, and
Tanner receiving a great ovation when he
en tcrod the hall. Tanner entered the hall
as Littler closed his speech of welcome
and for several minutes there was
tumultuous cheering. Senator Cullora
was then introduced and was accorded a
hearty welcome His speech was princi
pally a criticism of tho national adminis
Ex-Governor Fifcr was the next speaker
and received an ovation. When he men
tioned McKinley thonuUienec arose almost
en masse and cheered wildly. A call of
congressional districts was then mado
with responses from ex-Govern or John M.
Hamilton, General James 3. Martin, John
K. Tanner, Hon. w illlara E. Mason, Hor
ace S. Clark, James A. Connolly, Con
gressman A. M. Hopkins, Dr. Joseph Rob
bins, Cclonel Jonathan Mcrriam, and
At night a campflro was hold by vet
erans of tho war who had attended the
'love feast." A meeting of tho state central
committer was held at the Isv-land hotel
to decldo on the time and pliico for hold'
Ing the state convention and tho basis of
representation. It. I'hilip Wolf and L. T.
Irwin presented tho claims of Peoria,
and Senator Littler and J. O. Humphrey
those of Sprlngllcld. After a two hours
session it was decided by a vote of 14 to 11
to hold tho convention ut Springfield.
The date was fixed for April 29. Tho
basis of representation was fixed nt, one
delegate for every 3U0 votes cast for Harri
son for president in IH'JS and ono delegato
for every fraction over 159 votes. This
will mako tho number of delegates l.UJo.
JUDGE POSES AS ACCUSER.'
, Chicago Comity Commissioner
with Taking a Mribe.
Chicago, Jan. SU. Judge Payne made a
dcliberato charge of bribery yesterday aft
ernoon against Thomas J. McXiuhols,
county commissioner. Tho judge says he
has in his possession evidence sufficient to
prove the commissioner mentioned solicit
ed nnd received money for tho purpose of
influencing a grand juror, and when the
judge stated bofurothe meeting of the Bar
association at Springfield that no man
could bo convicted under the grand jury
system who bad money or a political pull
ho stioka advisedly.
Judge. Payne s sensational chnrgo wns
prumpte.l by the resolutions adopted 1)7
tho county commissioners. Tho resolu
lions challenged him to mention names,
and as soon as his court adjourned for tho
noon recess ho promptly produced a pock
ago of proof, which, however, ho declined
to mako public, and said: W hat I
stated in my address at Springfield I
stated deliberately, with knowlodgo of
what I was stating, and I am prepared to
assume tho cntlro responsibility of what I
Then ho charged McNichols with
Tapping the scaled envelope, in his
hand lie said: "I hold here a check bear
ing his Indorsement for money actually
paid to him for that purpose Tho invita
tion of the county board to furnish proof
docs not state tho tribunal before which
it Is to bo furnished. Thcro Is only ono
tribunal that can fairly consider this mat
ter, and that is tho tribunal of public
opinion. It is idle to talk about a judgo
vindicating the law. A judgo can only
try a man who has been regularly in'
Srnisr.FtELD, Ills., Jan. 29. Commis
sioner McXichols is hero attending tho
lli-publican love feast. When he was in
formed last night of the nature of tho
charges said to havo been made against
him by Judge Poyno he said that they
wcro false and that ho will sua tho judge.
DONE BY THE "BEST" CITIZENS.
Another Criminal Hanged by the American
BUTEFIELD, W. Va., Jan. 29. Alex
Jones, a negro desperado, boarded a pas
senger train at Keystone. Ho was under
tho influence of whisky, very boisterous
and quarrelsome. Conductor McCul-
longh camo through the cars nnd after
demanding faro of Jones advised him to
be quiet. The negro became, much in
oensed, and when an attempt was mnde
to eject him ho pulled two revolvers from
his belt and began firing promiscuously
through the car, which was crowded with
When tho smoke hod cleared away it
was discovered that W. II. Strother, post
master at Elkhom, was shot through the
alxlomen. The wound resulted in almost
instant death. Conductor McCullough
was shot in tho side, but not seriously In
jured, and Peter Kice, a colored miner,
was shot through tho right breast and
probably fatally injured. Jones was in
carcerated In the Elkhom jail to await tho
arrival of a train by which to convey him
to Huntington for safe keeping. Tho train
arrived it 8 a. m.Jand tho officers and
prisoner boarded it without molestation.
Meanwhile a mob had been organized
at Welch, fifteen miles west of Keystone,
nnd had marched to Hemphill, a small
station one mile west of Welch. Tho
train was flagged by a danger signal, and
the mob, numbering loo men, boarded it.
and at the point of Winchesters forced
the officers to release the prisoner. They
dragged Junes a short distance to a tree,
where he was swung to a limb and his
body riddled with bullets. Some of the
most prominent and Influential citizan
of this section composed the mob.
Mory In th Leonard Harder Case.
w IcniTA, Kan., Jan. 29. In the trial of
t. M. w illlamson, charged with murder
ing Henry H. Leonard to secure the lat
ter's life Insurance, Michael Jorden, aa
um soiuicr, swore that Williamson ap-
proacnea mm last October, a month be
fore the crime was committed, and sug
gested that he tnrw where S.VJ0 could bo
madn. Miiiimon told him that he
knew of a woman who hail a S.Y0UO in
surance policy on the life of Leonard and
that she would give f-ion r tQe iniuranco
to a man that wouiil.till him.
KEAO "AP AJtTl IS CHlxtK
Indications That the M Unspeakable" Has
lieen rain ted Too Black When Be Is Black
Enough About Nine Hundred Slaugh
tered In the Saasona District Moalnm
Obstacles l'ut in the Way of Getting at
the Whole Infamous Trath
Losdox, Jan. 89. Blue Books have been
Issued containing all the official dispatches
relative, to Armenia between July 24. 1894,
and Oct. 16, 1S93, and the reports of the
o-jnsular delegates attached to tho Sassoun
commission. Tho report acq aits the Ar
menians of tho charge brought against
them of burning their own property to in
cite an outbreak amongst their people,
adding that the facts elicited failed to
prove that the Armenians were in revolt,
but show that tho agitator Murad insti
gated several Armenian outrages on
Kurds. The latter then retaliated, and
tho Armenians fled to their villages. The
conflicts between tho Armenians and
Kurds followed, and the government did
Number of Killed Grossly Exaggerated.
The report shows the number killed has
been grossly exaggerated, but admits that
owing to tho absence of registration it is
impossible even approximately to fix the
number of victims. Six villages show a
total of 205 victims. These villages wcro
all burned and tho inhabitants were scat
tered. British Delegate Shipley, in a
memorandum attached to the joint ro
port, estimates tho total number of vic
tims in the Sassoun district, including
deaths from starvation, at about UJO. One
of tho worst cases of cold-blooded cruelty,
Delegate Shipley says, was tho murder of
prisoners in tho camp at Ghclleguzan tin
der a promise of a safe conduct. But tho
number of thoso so murdered was only
forty or fifty and not hundreds, as has
been stat ed.
Wholesale Butcheries Not Confirmed.
Delegato Shipley, while he admits that
there was violation of women, asserts that
the alleged wholesale butchery of women
was not confirmed. Ho points out that
while an agitation subversive of the Otto
man authority had existed amongst the
Armenians in Turkey nnd abroad, and
had exasperated tho Turkish government.
it must bo admitted that the government
had failed in his duty of affording protec
tion to all classes of its subjects. Ho com
plains of tho coucoction and suppression
of cvidenco beforo tho commission by
Tusklsh officials as not calculated to ad
vanca tho interests of tho truth. He
further declares that th j Armenians were
hunted like wild beasts, and if tho
slaughter was not greater it was solely
owing to tho vostness of the mountain
ranges, which facilitated the escape of
Tnrks Kefase to Hear the Trnth.
He was convinced that the Turks aimed
at tho complete extermination of the Ar
menians in tho Ghclleguzan and Talorid
districts. The report of tho consular dele
gate records the protests made by the dele
gates against tho intimidation of wit
nesses und the suborning of cvidenco by
tho government agents; and their at
tempts to remedy this stuto of things were
always fruitless,so that the elucidation of
tho truth was very difficult. Especially
on the question of the violation uf women
did tho commission display tho greatest
repugnance, to discovering tho truth. Only
four female witnesses wore hjard.
THE BLACK FIT OF OHELLECVZ AN.
Facts About That Butchery Still Wrapped
For a similar reason the details of the
Ghclleguzan massacre, where It was said
that a great pit was filled with corpses.
aro still wrapped in obscurity. Consul
Hampson, who made a tour of tho vil
lages, puts tho number of victims at
twenty to sixty to tho villngo. Shipley
therefore thinks it fair to estimate forty
dead for each of tho twenty-three villages
destroyed. Ho was unable to gather any
evidence as to the truth of the alleged
maseacro nt tho convent of Surpmerapa,
but ho thinks that nil such stories were
enormously exaggerated, if not absolutely
Ho says that the story of the torture of
tho priest Ohannes at Ghclleguzan seems
to have soino foundation, but tho alleged
flaying of tho Armenian Shero by Colonel
Tewilx is extremely doubtful. Without
desiring to appear partial to tho Armeni
ans Shipley emphasizes that they wcro ex
posed to tho rapacity of government of'
ilclols and to tho exactions of the Kurds,
who would have burned their houses and
stolen their cattlo unless they had puid
their demands. It is easy to understand.
?hioley continues, that the Armenians
could not pay taxes and satisfy the Kurds,
and as tho government aid nothing to
keep the Kurds in order one cannot lie
surprised that the Armenians were dis
Consul Hampson also attaches a report
of tho inadequacy of and tho obstacles to
the distribution of relief. Among the of
ficial dispatches is one from U. M. Hall
ward, the British vice consul at Van,
written in November, IVjI, which
describes a horrible butchery by the
Kurds at Sassoun, when men were burnt
live, a Ghelleguzan priest was tossed on
bayonets, and sixty girls were driven to
a church and the soldiers then ordered to
dispose of them as they liked and then to
massacre them. Shipley doubts this story.
The editorials in the morning papers
upon tho Armenian Blue Book mostly
comment on the fact that they only pict
ore the overture to a long tale of massa
cre, and that the careful report of the del
egates has justified every denunciation
yet published of the sultan.
Alleged Mining share Swindler.
Kansas CITY, Jan. 29. Two impecunious
young men giving the names of Mason M.
Totten and C. T. Holliday, nave twen ar
rested here by nostoffioo inspectors from
Denver and St Louis 1 hey are accused
of having used the United States mails in
swindling several mining stuck brokers of
Denver. Their plan was to send urgent
requests by mail for certain mining stocks.
enclosing checks on Kansas City bank.
Neither of the men had a cent in bank
MRS. HOUSTON TOLD THE TRUTH
And Green, the Burglar, Ke moved Temp
tation from Her Path.
Weluxeet, Xeb., Jan. 29. Mrs. Jane
Houston, the bank proisdent's wife, lost
diamonds and other jewelry valued at
$50,000. MortfJreen, whom the authori
ties were shadowing as a dangerous sus
pect, dropped into the Free Methodist re
vival meeting just in time to hear Mrs.
Houston explaining in giving her "experi
ence" that she had just discarded her
diamonds and other jewelry since she
thought it ungodly to wear them.
He said she left all of her finery on her
dresser when she left her house for church.
Green left the church, broke into the
Houston residence, and found that she
had told the truth. He took everything
in sight and left a note saying he was glad
he could remove temptation from the
Flnkertons Bus Down m KascaL
Denver, Jan. 29. Piukerton detectives
have arrested Express Agent Krout, of
Colorado Springs, on the charge of being
implicated in the theft of 30,0uu from tho
Wells-Forgo Co., several months ago.
His father, who recently came to Colorado
Springs from Cerro Gordo, Ills., was also
arrested on a train at Walsenburg as ho
was leaving tho state, and about (4,600
was found sewed np in his clothing.
Jury Was Very Merciful.
Siocx ClTT, la., Jan. 28. Tho jury In
the case of Harry Bloomington, charged
with the murder of Fred Whitton, ani
other 13-year-old boy, has rendered a ver
dict of not guilty. The lads quarreled
on New Years day over a chew of tobacco.
The shooting which followed and resulted
in young Whittcn's death was held by
the jury to bo accidental.
Settles the Armenian Question.
Loxdok, Jan. 29l A special dispatch re
el ved here from be. Petersburg says:
"No doubt arrangements point to a con
elusion between Russia. Great Britain,
France and Italy for a final settlement of
the Armenian question.
Total Killed Kninber Fifty-Sis.
Cardiff, Wales, Jan. 29. Tho explora
tion of tho coal mine near Tylorstown
which was wrecked Monday has been
completed and It is found that the total
number of killed amounts to fifty-six.
The Wall of the Arab Woman.
Seated in my tent outside the villago
watching tho horsea feed, and wonder
ing if, after all, it waa really worth
while ever to return to England, I heard
a wail. Like tho Celtic "coronach," the
Arab wail is something outside human
ity. No Jackal or coyote can produce a
sound more dismal. It makes yon sad
at once, and yet sadness must be a kind
of mental convention after all, for both
the "coronach" and the Arab cry are
just as doleful when they issue from the
lips of a professional mourner. Fancy a
mule at a funeral -mpressiiig one with
sadness or inducing thoughts of any
thing but gin and water. At the door of
a little hut appeared a woman scarcely
veiled, her hair streaming like a pony's
tail ; after bcr another, and then a gronp
of children, all raising the same doleful
cry. Then from the other beehives and
huts came groups of women, to comfort
and to wail in concert. In the midst
was the widow, with tears running
down ber cheeks, and striking ber nails
into ber arms and breast The night be
foro a horse bad fallen on ber husband
and killed bim.
Tbe sorrow that is dumb is not for
Arabs, the reserve of power wo hear so
much of and which makes our grief, our
joy, our eloquence, our acting seem so
unreal to oil escept ourselves is not for
thoso who see the sun. Saturday Re-
What's the Matter Withv
Do not take any substitute when
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Hood s and only Hood at
What Shall I Do?
Is the earnest, almost agonizing cry of
weak, tired, nervous women, and crowded,
overworked, struggling men. Slight dif
ficulties, ordinary cares, household work
or daily labor, magnify themselves into
seemingly impassable mountains.
This is simply because the nerves are
weak, the bodily organs debilitated, and
tnay do not
proper nourishment. Feed the nerves,
organs and tissues on rich red blood, and
how soon the glow of health comes to the
pale cheeks, firmness to the unsteady
band, and strength to the faltering limb.
purifies, vitalizes and enriches the blood
and is thus the best friend to unfortunate
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Insurance and Loans,
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small. Prices are made to Reduce Stock, cost nor value
taken in consideration.
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Heavy Underwear Men's Lined Gloves
Worth 25c. this sale only - - - J Worth 25c and 35c. "M
Only 600 in this lot. I Tp Sale price ........ I J f
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20 Per Cent Discount isJzz
coat, if you buy it of us, FORTY PER CENT LESS than any other clothier sells them.
Shirt Waists Men's Stiff Hats
Mother's Friend Percale A - Worth and f3. itlil d fc
Shirtwaists. -Jfy To close out full styles, 24 sTtm
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Men's Boys' Suits 100 Overcoats
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The unquestionable bar
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bound to move them.
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