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ROOK ISLAND ARGUS.
VOL. XLV. NO. 8
BOCK ISLAUD, tt.t. TUESDAY, OCTOLT3 27,
BRYAN'S BUSY BAY.
Speaks at Lincoln and Bloom
Talks Near the Vice
The McKinley Callers Tom
Watson Heard Again.
Bloomington, 111. Oct. 27 Shortly
after 7 o'clock this morning Bryan
began his day's work by talking to
the people of Lincoln. At 9 the peo
ple of Bloomington listened to him.
At Lincoln the candidate's talk was
in the main a denial of the state
ment that a panic would follow the
enactment of a law looking to the
free coinage of silver. The speech
was liberally applauded.
Compliment tha Vie Prosldant.
D wight, 111., Oct. 27 The work-
ingmen of liloomingten gave Bryan
a cordial reception. From a stand
in tho park near the residence of
Vice President Stevenson he talked
to several thousand people. After
being introduced by Mr. Stevenson
he paid that gentleman a compli
ment as, being all there was left to
the democratic party of the present
Canton, Ohio. Oct. 27 The first
delegation today presented to McKin
ley was 62 ladies from Martin's Fer
ry, Ohio. They marched to the Mc
Kinley residence at the head of the
Maryland and West Virginia delega
tions which arrived at the same time,
ltufore the first crowd was out of the
yard three other delegations were
awaiting a chance to get on the
lawn. These were from Cleveland,
composed of the employes of the
Upson Nut company. Lamson & Ses
sion's company and Fecks, Stow &
Wilcox. They required two special
trains to bring them. The employes
of the Junction Iron Steel company,
of Mingo Junction, with their wives
and friends came next. Three more
delegations are announced for this
afternoon, the most important of
which is the Sound Money club of
Tom Watson StIU Talking.
Thomson, (la., Oct. 27. Tom Wat
son spoke at Lincolnton to 3,000 pop
ulists. He declared he would be in
the race until the last vote ws
counted, and said the withdrawal of
the populist electoral ticket in
Georgia did not Indicate that he
would come down, but was only a
protest agaist the present manage
ment. He declared that the popu
list party had been betrayed by its
Sullivan Has Cancer.
Boston, Oct. 27. John L. Sulli
van, the pngulist, is a victim of can
cer. The trouble developed in the
right hand. The surgeon says un
less he takes great care he will lose
Wheat Again Restless.
Chicago, Oot. 27. Wheat closed
2 cents lower than yesterday, after
having been 2 lower. The break in
Liverpool was the primary canse,
assisted by tight money in New York
and heavy selling here by Cudaby.
Illinois Knlahta Templar.
Chicago. Oct 27. The annual
grand conclave of the Illinois com-
mandary. Knights Templar, opened
Republican to Attack Missouri.
Chicaiio. Oct. 27. The Republican
tional committee has arranged with differ
ent trunk lines running west from bt.
Louis to send special trains tomorrow
morning fir a tour of Missouri under the
luntiaireiuent of the Commercial Travel
ers' clubs of St Louis. Sneakers on the
trains will make addresses at appointed
sttintilnir places on the different routes.
They will carry a large supply of litera
ture for distribution.
Fusion la North Carolina Complete,
RaU-inh. Oct." Si". The following tele
gram was sent last night to Daniel
Cnmpau. Chairman, Chicago, Ilia: "KloC'
toral fusion between Populists, Democrats
ana silver Republicans is complete
North Carolina." This is signed by Hal
W. Ayer, chairman of the People's execu
tive committee, and Manly, chairman of
the Democratic state executive committee.
Two Tandem Reeords Broken.
Decatur. Ills.. Oct- 17. Two tandem
un paced records were broken here yes
terday by Lou K. Rogers and J. Frank
Fa ries. They made a third of a mile
Ik 0:3.1 1-5. The record was 37 seconds.
They made a half mile In 0:57 1-5.
The rcord waa 0:67 4-5.
Prevent sickness and ave doctors1
hills at this season by keeping your
tlo"d rich and pure with Hood's Ssr-sspaiilla.
BATTLE ROYAL WITH THE FLAMES.
Twsaty-flv Fire Engine Fall to Sav
1,500,000 Worth of Property.
Chicago, Oct. 27. Twenty-five fire en
gines and two steam fire tags fought a
battle royal with a big blaze on Goose
Island at noon yesterday. The Pacific ele
vators, owned by the Chicago and Paciflo
Elevator company, were found to be on
fire at 11:45 o'clock. The two elevators
were destroyed, together with a number of
small frame buildings in the Immediate
vicinity. The loss la estimatrd at $1,500,.
000. Tho locality Is as dangerous as could
be selected for a big fire. The two Pacific
elevators, A and B, were well filled with
wheat and of themselves would furnish
material for a goodly conflagration. Di
rectly to the north is the Armour elevator,
the largest in the world, stocked to the
roof with grain.
To the northeast Is the Immense malt-
Inn house of Hale & Curtis, while within
sunshot lie the coal shed and dock of the
Crescent Cool company, stocked with
thousands of tons of bituminous coaL
Lumberyards In the immediate vicinity
offer further material for the spread of
blaze. In addition to which there are any
number or irame cottages scattered
around. The Pacific elevator was com
posed of three separate buildings, each six
storlrs in height, and the heat caused by
the burning buildings was so intense that
the firemen were unable to get within a
block of the blaze. P. J. Perry, the grain
superintendent of the elevator, said that
there wag over 1,000,000 bushels of wheat
stored In two of the buildings, known as
elevators A and B. Superintendent Perry
also said the building was valued at tjtfJ,
00U, and is fully covered by insurance.
FOUND PLAYING WITH BEARS.
Little Girl In Pennsylvania Wanders Away
Into tne wood.
Jersey Shore Junction, Pa., Oct. 27.
Little 4-year-old Helma Crsler wan
dered away from her home near Snow
Shoe. She was swallowed up in the
wilderness of the Alleghany moun
tains. A large searching party turned
out to beat the woods. Late Sunday
afternoon four lumbermen found the
child about a mile and a half from her
home in the dense woods playing with
THE PLUTOCRATIC OUFFAW.
New Toxk Journal.
two bear cubs. Strange to say, though
her clothes were torn, she was unin
jured except by briar scratches.
The men were taking Helma away
when a 300-pound female bear dashed
out from the underbrush. After a des
perate struggle the beapt was killed
with axes. Frits Tanseer's right arm
was terribly lacerated by the animal's
teeth and claws, and amputation will
probably be nncessary. Mrs. Vrsleravas
almost Insane when the child was re
turned. It is a trait of the bears In that
vicinity that they never harm little
JAPANESE ARE VERY WIDE AWAKE.
They Don't Visit Our Navy Yards Solely
To Rmna Our Customers.
San Francisco. Oct. 27. Commodore
K. Marita. of the Imperial Japanese
navy, was a passenger on the steamer
Coptic. He is an attache of the lega
tion at 'Washington, under special com
mission to visit the navy yards and
ship-building yards of the United
States and Kngland. and prepare r
ports .on the construction of battle
ships for the guidance of his govern
mer.t in building the murh-talked-of
new navy. Commodore Marit Is
veieran naval omcer. who has seen
much service. The mission on which
lommoaore Marita comes to this coun
try is one of great Importance, for
his report wili probably greatly influ
ence tne Japanese government in let
ting contracts for a number of power.
ful battleships, fast cruisers, and swift
torpeao Doats. -
Prominent Cittern the Snspeet,
Carlyle. Ills.. Oct. 27. Sensational de
velopments axe expected in the Schiller
burglary case at Summerfield. a small
town west of here. At present the au
thorities refuse to divulge the name of
thes uspected person, as he Is a promi
nent cltixen. and it Is feared a mistake
may have been made. Mrs. Schiller, a
widow, was clubbed into insensibility
by burglars, who had entered her
house. All her money was then stolen.
Bloodhounds put on the trail ran to
the residence of a leading citizen. The
marshal thought the pups must be
mistaken and tried again. They re
peated it twice.
Brand of Cain 1 I poo Him.
Bosrobel, Wis., Oct. ST. Alexander and
Edward Day, brothers living near Cass
Villa, thi county, quarrelsd over a trivial
matter and Edward shot Alexander dead,
Tomurdcrer was arrested.
FIGHTING IX CUBA
Something Like Real War Going
on in the Island.
CAFTU1E OF EEBEL STEOSGHOLDS.
Thirty Taoasand Spanish Troop 3t
eapy Thorn An Attempt
Repulsed Col. grgnra's Campaign SJovw
sal Days' Hard Fighting In tho Xm
ala-Inargent Attack Batabano, n
Seaport, Bnt Fail to Carry tho Town.
Havana, Oct. 27. The Insurgents un
der Casteilo and Roderigue made an
attack Sunday night upon Batabano,
the southern aeaport of the province of
Havana, situated almost directly south
of this city and connected with It by
about thirty miles of railroad. The
enemy, it is announced, waa repulsed
by the Spanish garrison of the place,
but in retreating the Insurgents burned
several houses. Insurgent advices say
that the attack on Batabano was very
much more successful than the author
ities here are willing to admit. The of
ficial report rays that only five sol
diers were killed and nothing la said
about the loss of the insurgents.
After the last engagement of the
Spanish troops with Antonio Macro
twenty-eight battalion, consisting of
30,000 soldiers, were assigned to occupy
the Important strategic points In the
mountains from which the Insurgents
had been ejected. In order to prevent
the latter from returning and taking
posesslon of them again. Colonel 8e
gura reports having had an Important
engagement with the Insurgent forces
under Antonio Maceo at Soroa, In the
province of I'inar del Kio. Colonel
Segura'a report of the engagement
states that the Insurgents upon their
retreat left sixty-one killed.
Spanish Troopa Lose loo Heav
His own column sustained a Ions of
over 100 men. The reports received
from Colonel Eegura indicate that he
has fairly penetrated the mountain
treats of the insurgents in I'inar del
Kio and has dispersed them from some
or tnelr strongholds with severe loss to
his column after several days of hard
fighting, but with reported heavy loss
to the Insurgents. On. Oct. 22 he took
the gorge on Mount Soroa held by the
Insurgents with a loss to the latter of
four killed. The Spanlnsh loss In the
engagement Is not stated. Colonel
Scgura Immediately commenced to en
trench himself In his new position on
the heights. His forces were subjected
to a light attack, but their position waa
TRY TO W1X BACK THE POSITIOXS.
Insurgent Make Tno Vigoron Attack an
On Oct. 24 the battalion of Zamaro
was left to guard the forces engaged
in the work of fortifying the position
at Mount Saroa. while the rest of Colo
nel Segura's column proceeded en a
reeonnoitering expedition Into the In
terior fastnesses of the mountain. Upon
returning the reconniotering party
found the Zamora battalion hotly en
gaged with an attacking party of the
insurgents. The attacking party was
being constantly augmented by newly
arriving bodies of Insurgents, who came
from Braio Fuerte and Mira Ciolos
and entered Immediately Into the en
gagement. They were making a de
termined attempt to brpak through the
Spanish lines ana Meet a passage
through the Vlsto valley. Colonel Be
gum's column was promptly brought
forward to the relief of the Zamora
battalion, and precipitated an ener
getic attack upon the advancing forces
of the insurgents.
The latter were finally repulsed and
were driven back to Mira Ciolos. The
column then returned to the entrenched
position and awaited further develop
ments. Karly on the morning of Oct.
25 the Insurgents aeatn returned to
the attack and renewed their attempt
to effect a breach in the Spanish lines
and to pass the position which they
held. The onslaught was made with
great energy and held to with great
pertinacity They were finally repulsed
and were pursued bv the Spanish
troora until midday. The official re
port states that the fighting was furl'
ous on both days.
The bodies of sixty-one Insurgents left In
the retreat were found and a quantity
of their arms was taken. It Is be
lieved that a large number of the in
surgent killed and wounded were car
ried off by the retreating forces.
the Spanish f6rces are believed to have
daajt hcavx execution la tha rtaoraaa
pursuit. The looses sustained by the
Spanish In the two days' nghtlng are
officially given as follows: Lieutenant
Moral, of the Merida battalion, and
twenty-one privates killed and five
captains, two lieutenants and 157 pri-
LI Bung Chang ha b en appointed min
ister of foreign affairs of China aad pro.
poses to Inaugurate modern proceedings
In the Flowery klngJom.
By the explosion of 1.800 pounds of nitro
glycerine la tho Acme dynamite work.
near H niton. Pa.. James La Bra nod
Joseph Kusie were killed, and Jasnos 8ng,
Robert r-lng, Emma Johnson, and two
unknown boys seriously Injured. The
two dead men were mangled beyond feoog-
Henry Offorman. of New York dtr. 40
years old, an agent for the Equitable As
surance company, has bona missing from
his bime since Oct. 16. and ha just In
herited share of a d.OOO.ooo fortune.
Challemel-Lacour. recently president of
the French senate and formerly am hiss
dor of France In London aad minister for
foreign affair. Is dead.
The Long-Lorhrrn pension rasa has
been dismissed by the United Seat an.
preme court. Jurtve Long drew a pension
of STJ a month, and the reduction) of the
rating to Aw per month waa stubbornly
contested In the courts of th District of
Columbia, and finally carried to the o-
The University of CaHfomla 1a to be
made richer by f I.Oun.Oa by
from various persons, i haw
Mrs. Pixrbe Hear, widow of the
millionaire senator from California.
O. W. llumn. promt newt cttlraa of Fox
Lake, Wis., killed himself by shooting
with a revolver while tasspnranly eramd.
He had been In poor health for a nsinila
Joarph Wild, of Brooklyn, la his wilL
after providing for his widow and his
brother during their Uvea, made L-rn oasts
aggregating f 10D,W to various Hapust In
Four robbers held tin and robbsl Dan
Reardnn In his saloon. ltS Wabash ave
nue, ChlcasM, at midnight. They got
about tan, then pat their vk-tirn nn top.
He broke out of therdrigoratorand yelled
Chicago silver tradoa nninnlcts have re
quested all tho employers of that city to
give tnutr men a holiday on election day.
Thomas E. Cooke, of ratorsnn. X. J..
probably the oldest bicyclist In the world.
He Is VI year old and ride with the grace)
oi a proiessionai.
Mining ramps of Trail Creek and Boun
dary Crock, British Columbia, where
there are ton men t one woman, want
wives, i i miner are prospuruus.
Major Uvron II. Newell died at rhe Chi
cago Volyclink-and hospital shortly hefor
midnight Hund.iy. He felt from a Clara
street cable car at O vk street Sitttrdar
morning and fnf-tuird hi skulL He Was
SI years old and unmarried.
DMnt Thruw Had l-ars However.
Carina ux. France, Oct. ST. The Social
ist deputies who opened th new co-operative
glass factory at AIM whirh ha I wen
undertaken hv the former strikers of tb
Cannaux Glass wnrks h.-wl a Irul
tion when they arrived here, owing lo the
fact that the C artuntis workmen are dis
pleased at the opening of tho rival AIM
factory. Crowds gathered and hissed and
threatened the di mities upon thWr arrival
and tho municipal musical bands played
Appointed to INNee at Washington.
Washington. Oi-t. ST. Isaao II. Uon-
bergrr. of St. Louis, ha been aprxatited
assistant attorney general of the Unit
State for the Interior department. He
succeeds illiam A. Little, of Georgia.
who recently resigned to become a candi
date for the office of Jnttenf the supreme
court at tfenrgia. Uoaberger took the
oath of office and entered upon bis official
Oettlng Ready far Civil War.
Washington. Oct. 27. Th resigna
tion of Second iJeatenant Joseph R.
Blnns, Second infantry, has bora ac
cepted, to take effect Immediately. Thi
orlcer tendered hi rewgnatkni la
kmc letter setting out his belief that a
collision between the people and the
nlted States army will follow th
el"ctlon. In which rase. h wrote, be
could not conscientiously serve against
rievelaadCor gqslrrel Mentis.
Washington. tVt 17. -Tb preldt
pent featurday afternoon near Mnndy
Spring in Montaxtnery county. Md.. squir
rel shooting, returning with eight or ton
Co n Cas la una Dny
Take laxativa Bromo Quinine Tab
let. All drufrglsu refund th
money if it fails to car. 2A coat.
Many of your friend, or mod!
wnom you snow oi. nav coBtractM
consumption, pneumonia, or other
laiai disease by nerlect of a aimol
cold or cough. Foley's Heart- and
lar. a eefe, tare and pleasant roogh
mruicuis, wouia bv saved them
It Is frnaranteed. Sold by II. F.
For worn -out business man noth
ing equala Dr. Kay's Renovator.
I Aersaaisf awtar taking sowsct. Tartest of
I Ci jjgeaar.
We put on sale today the
Suits and! Overcoats
Overcoats worth 01Scoct - -
Salts worth 0I2.CO
This lot of Suits consists of Blue and BUck Cheviots Cassimcre?
or Worsteds, in squire and round cut
Ove coats in B'aclr, Blue and Browri. Double faced, first clais
lining, satined piped coat Match them for less thin SI2 clsewhr re.
On Monday, Oct, iq,
we have placed on
This b from a late,
thoogh tmall tnpor
tatlon, of which we
fortunately secured a
slice. If yon want
Mattings take adran
tage of this wetl as
sotted stock, as It will
last only a short time.
Prices 10c to 40c a Yul
Also, received a nice
ttt. StC 2 nrady SU
AT IT AGAIN.
ever been offered
Made from the Choicest Hops and
Finest Selected Barley.
Fresh Fin lb
O A TjTi for
best line of
at the price.
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