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ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. '
VOL.XLV. no. 36
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VCXC3 TXZXST3 CISTS.
LIKE A PLAY'S PLOT,
Experience of People in
THRICE ESCAPED DEATH.
Important Girl Witness
Other Late News of the Day
Perry, Okls., Nov. 30. Later news
from Balaton indicate that the storm
there was worse than at first report
ed. It is to the effect that the town
was wrecked. A 2-story wooden
building was turned upside down,
and 15 people imprisoned in the
upper story. The building canght
fire, but the prisoners were released
with axes just in time, for two min
utes later a large amount of powder
and dynamite exploded. In all 20
persons were injured by the storm.
. A Olrl Witness.
Kansas City, Kgr. SO. Fifteen-year-old
Emma Liyton, an orphan,
is held as a witness against the men
who Thanksgiving night held up a
street car. The girl came here from
the Council Bluffs (Iowa) asylum a
year ago. She says she made masks
for the robbers and knew of their
plans. The girl talks in a rambling
manner, and it is believed her mind
is afiectea. sue says tne 10b was
concocted at the home of the Ridge
way brothers at Centropolis.
Star Roand Mcne Prosperity.
Kansas City, Nov. 30 The Mis
souri National bank closed its doors
this morning owing to heavy with
drawals of one of its principal depos
itors. The deposits wre fl.600,000,
the statement of assets and liabilities
Is not yet obtainable. The bank is
classed as one of the strongest in tbe
Who Killed "ronton Jomt r
Cincinnati, Nov. 30. "Tonie.foy.
well known in, sporting circles, died
this mominjr"Ba a hospital from
wounds recsiTj during the night
some one snot , lim-,- lie never re
gained consciousness, and there ft
no clue to the murderer.
Guilty of Bobbery.
Montezuma, Iowa, Nov.80-Eichatd
Row, extradited from Mexico on tie
charge of complicity in looting tl e
Poweshiek county treasury in 1895,
was found guilty this morning.
Rtelnway la Dead.
New York, Nov. 30. William
Steinway, the piano manufacturer,
died this morning of typhoid fever.
He was thoaght to be progressing
toward recovery until yesterday,
when he suffered a relapse.
Perished oo Ship Board.
South Haven, Mich., Nov. SO.
The Bteamer, City of Kalamazoo,
burned here this morning. Robert
Van Ostrand and Joseph Land were
burned to death. Three others nar
Women Pedestrians t'nll on McKinley.
Canton, O., Kov. 30. Mrs. H. Ed
wards and daushter, who have under
taken to walk from Spokane Falls on
a wager and for such newspaper ma
terial as they can gather en route,
called on Major McKinley Sunday and
were cordially received. The women
have until Dec. 19 to complete their
trlD. The day on the whole was a
quiet one without significant Incident
and brought but few visitors. John R.
Thomas, a former Illinois representa
tive from Metropolis, Ills., reached the
city during the day.
Will Fla tho G.A. R. Encampment Pate.
Buffalo, N. Y., Nov. 30. General
Thaddeus S. Clarkson, of Omaha, commander-in-chief
of the G. A. It-reached
Buffalo at noon yesterday. The visit of
the commander is in connection with
the preparations for the encampment
of 1S9T. which Is to be held in this city.
Toduy General Clarkson will meet the
local executive committee and after
consulting with them will fix the date
for the holding of the encampment.
Wine Fit for the Gods.
Baltimore, Xov. 30. In tiny glasses of
real JeuVrsonian Maderia wine of the
vintage o( lsoo the Honest Money JXmo
emtio League of Maryland at a banquet
given in honor of Harry Parr, its presl-
.lent, toasted Presidont-elect McKinley.
President Cleveland and tho memory of
Thomas Jefferson. Tho wine was worth
(3 a tan spoonful.
C.lrl of 14 Held tor Murrier.
Columbia. S. C, Nov. 30. Anna
Isaacs, a 14-year-nld Kiri 0f WIsacky
county, this state. Is In Jail on a charge
ot having murdered a girl named Rosa
Josephs, with whom she had been left
alone. Kosa's head had been nearly
severed with a sharu ax.
Don't daily with rheumatism.
Purify your bliod and enro it at
one by taking a course ot Hood's
EAST SAGINAW FIRST NATIONAL.
Hortr;aga Filed That Will Probably Barra
Bank Depositor from Loos.
Saginaw, Mich., Nov. 30. A mortgage
covering all the real estate of the
Standlsh Manufacturing companies,
C. L. Judd principal owner, was filed
at Standlsh, Arenac county, Saturday.
Judd is cashier ct the First National
bank of East Saginaw, which closed
Its doors a week ago, and was also
owner of the Arenac county bank,
which suspended after the failure of
the East Saginaw bank with little
prospects of paying its Arenac county
depositors. The mortgage filed gives a
first lien of $25,000 to the First National
bank of East Saginaw, a second of
$35,000 to the depositors of the Arenac
County bank, and a third- of $95,000 to
the First National bank of East Sagi
naw. The lands mortgaged are In tne coun
ties cf Bay, Midland and Arenac, with
J. B. Peter, of Saginaw, as trustee. A
chattel mortgage was also placed on
all property of the Standish Manu
facturing companies. Suit was begun
against these companies by E. W. Al
len, of Standish, and attachments on
the property issued. A stockholder's
committee has completed an investiga
tion of the affairs of the. First National
bank. The committee found'assetsof the
bank at the time of suspension $615,-
000 and liabilities to depositors and for
borrowed money $385,000. Bad paper
carried was between $230,000 and $250,-
Depositors will undoubtedly be paid
in full, but the stock and surplus will
be wiped out. A receiver will undoubt
edly be appointed.
FOUR HAVE FROZEN TO DEATH.
So Far as Heard from Theae Are th. Vic
tim, of the Bizzard.
Minneapolis, Nov. 30. The expecta
tion that men met death In the North
Dakota blizzard of Thanksgiving Day
haavbecn realized. So far reports of
four deaths have been received. At
Moorhead, Minn., Thomas Anderson,
young man, after helping a woman to
her home, attempted to reach his own,
but perished and now lies buried in
the drifts. At Devil's lake. N. D.. Hen
ry Burroughs, of St. Paul, a mall clerk,
started to walk to town from a stalled
train. He never reached there.
At Fargo, N. D., Frank Vach, of Chi
cago, was frozen on the prairie a mile
from town. At Churches Ferry. N. D.
a trainman attempting to get help fora
train load of cattle was frozen stiff.
Ten car loads of sheep destined for
Chicago were frozen at Grand Harbor,
Devil's lake. There is great suffering
on the stock ranges and thousands of
cattle may be killed if the weather
SON SENDS FATHER TO ETERNITY.
Deed Seem to Hare Rid the Karth of a
Hu Who Can Re Snared.
Ji- Omaha, Nov. 30. A special to The Bee
says: J. W. Bumey was shot and
killed by his 17-year-old son at Strat
ton. Neb. The deed was provoked by
the elder Burney, who threatened the
lire or the youth. The tragedy oc
curred at the family residence and in
the presence of the wife of the victim.
Burney, who had been on a spree
since election, procured a rifle, and re.
pairing to his home demanded that
Mrs. Burney call the "kid," as the
time had come when he must shoot
both of them. The young man hap
pened to be in an adjoining room, and
overhearing the conversation came out.
only to be confronted by his father,
who pointed the gun at him. Before
the father could fire the son shot him.
It Was Some Other Battle.
Now York, Xov. 30. A Brooklyn even
ing paper says: "Colonel Jose Keyes, one
of Alaceo s adjutants who arrived at the
office of the Cuban junta in New York
city Saturday with dispatches from his
chief, denies the story telegraphed from
Jacksonville the othor day that Captain
General VTeTlcr had lost 2,000 men during
his march through the province of Pinar
del Rio recently by dynamite trains and
guns. He says tbe battle fought early In
October was mistaken for an engagement
with Weylur's troops, and claims almost
equal destruction of Spaniards In the Oc
tober battle, while, he says, the Cubans
lost only thirty.
Dng I'p Some Long-Dead People.
Newport, R. I., Nov. 30. While exca
vating for a cellar under Trinity church
workmen found several skeletons, one
of which was in a cedar coffin and was
well preserved. It was the remains ot
a female and the long hair was still In
place. The church was built in 1724
and no one can account for the bodies.
Anti-Bloomer Bill Defeated.
Montgomery, Ala., Nov. 30. Repre
sentative Timberlake's bill proposing
to make it unlawful for women to wear
In public in Alabama, tights, bloomers.
shirt fronts or any article of clothing
commonly worn by men. was reported
adversely by the temperance committee
of the house, and the house killed it.
Rnbblng It in on Salisbury.
London, Xov. 30. Sir Edward Clark. O.
C. who recently took the Venezuelan side
of the boundary controversy as completely
as a Venezuelan attorney might have
done, has pow written a letter compli
menting the Marquis of Salisbury on his
courage in withdrawing Great Britain's
Foreign Wheelmen Arrive.
New Yory. Nov. 30. A large delega
tion of foreign cycle racers arrived yes
terday on the steamer St. Paul, com
prising the famous Linton brothers, of
Wales; Chappelle. one of the youngest
long distance racers in France; Lums
den, the veteran Scotch racer, and
coterie of pacers.
Tillage Marshal Bound, Gagged and Shot.
Pontiac, Ills. Nov. 30. David Decker,
village marshal of Saunemin, was
bound and gagged at night by three men
who had applied for lodging in the Jail.
In the scuffle Decker was shot, but not
fatally. Saunemin people believe it was
the plan of the men to loot tne town,
Big Carpet Plant Shnte Down,
Boston. Nov. 30. The extensive plant
of the Roxbury Carpet company has shut
down for an Indefinite period. .Agents
have made no statement concerning the
action. The plant to a large one.
VERY MUCII ALIVE,
The Silver Issue, According to
WHITES TO A L0JTO0JT UOSTELT.
Bryaa Mem Hot Blmetalllsta, Ho Soya, Ml
Call Attention to the Tote Cast for the
Kenraska Xu'i Ideas American People
for Bimetallism, bat Tariff Worn tho So
vesnber Battle, Says the New Hampshire
Statcnaaa-Aa Irrepressible Conflict.
Washington, Nov. 30. The Post, in a
cable letter from London, prints today
an advance copy of an Important article
written by Hon. William E. Chandler,
senator from New Hampshire, for the
December issue of The National Re
view, the Conservative monthly. In
which he discusses the late election
from the Republican standpoint. His
principal object is to encourage Eu
ropean bimetallists to continue their
propaganda. The Review, commenting
editorially upon the election of Major
McKinley, dogmatically asserts that
'unless the Republican party settles
the silver question before 1900 there
will be nothing left of that party after
Senator Chandler's article Is as fol
lows: "European bimetallists need not
believe that the election of McKinley
and Hobart by overwhelming majori
ties is a decision to permanently ac
cede to the single gold standard. The
Bryan proposition was soon seen by
the American voters to be simply that
the United States should adopt silver
monometallism; should deliberately
give up all attempts to keep gold and
silver at a parity; should send gold to
premium and thereby make It mer
chandise merely, and should base all
American prices upon silver only.
Bryan Men Not Blmetatlista.
"It can hardly be considered, upon
reflection, by any true bimetallist that
such action on our part would have
helped the cause of bimetallism in any
country in the world. It is true that
the Bryanltes called themselves bi
metallists, and that Mr. Bryan, in his
recent outcry from his temporary po
litical entombment, addresses, not the
Democrats, not the Populists, nor the
people, but 'the bimetallists.' This,
however. Is a sheer affectation. No
Bryan orator or writer has seriously
denied that the adoption of his policy
'the immediate, unlimited free coin
age of silver by the United States
alone' would send gold to a premium
and keep it there for an indefinite
period. Surely that would be silver
monometallism; and can it be contend
ed that silver monometallism Is any
better stepping-stone to bimetallism
than gold monometallism.
DECLARES TARIFF WAS THE ISSUE.
Silver Question Jiot Dead and McKinley
Pledged to Bimetallism.
I had supposed that It was general
ly agreed by thoughtful and rational
bimetallists everywhere that it would
not help, but rather hinder, the causeof
bimetallism for the United States to
leap at once to free silver, coinage.
How. then, can the late decision of the
United States against immediate free
coinage injure the contest for bimetall
ism? Here the question might be left,
but a fuller survey of all the causes of
the defeat of Mr. Bryan and the eleC'
tion of Mr. McKinley may be useful.
Conservative people and America has
more conservatives than Europeans
think were alarmed at the character
of the followers of Mr. Bryan and at
their doctrines additional to the one fa
voring free silver coinage.
All the socialists, anarchists and wild
men of society whom Europe has sent us
shrieked for Bryan, although the great
bulk of our adopted citizens voted for
McKinley. The platform seemed to
countenance rioting as a means of re
dress of grievances, and It made one of
its planks a reconstruction of the su
preme court in order to change a legal
decision. A majority of the American
people .wish a more energetic foreign
policy than they believe will come from
any administration named Democrat'
ic. They are deeply affected by the
lamentable condition of the Christian
subjects of the Turkish empire. They
mean to annex Hawaii, they desire to
see Venezuela allowed to retain her
rightful sole domination over the
mouths of the Orinoco. They are In
tensely anxious to see arrested the
atrocities In Cuba, and to aid in mak
ing the island free and Independent.
But none of tbe foregoing reasons
not even the one concerning the na
tional honor in connection with the cur
rency influenced so many votes
against Mr. Bryan as did the determin
ation of the American people to plain
ly vindicate and firmly establish the
principle of protection to American in
dustries by adequate tariff duties on
foreign products. That the United
States is opposed to the single gold
standard, and in favor of retracing In
due course and with careful regard to
the national honor the steps taken in
the demonetization of silver, until both
gold and silver shall be admitted to
free coinage at the ratio of 15H to 1 and
made the standard money of the world.
and the measure of the values of the
world, is a proposition which would re
ceive the suffrages of four-fifths of our
voters, if this proposition alone could
be fairly presented to them, even with
out further debate.
"To such convictions, entertained by
a vast majority of American voters
committed to bimetallism, the friends
of such a monetary system may con
fidently appealed. The question Is no
one of four years, nor yet of a decade.
It may take as long to remonetite sil
vrr as it has taken to realize the
paralysing Influence of demonet'zatio.i.
But the fact that ."J.!M out of 1
6OC.000 of American voters have given
their ballots for the wild project of
imme.iiate free silver coinage by the
United States alone shows that the
question Is one which must be com
promised and adjusted In some way.
The advocates of gold monometallism are
i-.'X cut that the silver Question
dead. They hope, but do not really be
lieve. that this is true. Never was It
more important for bimetallists to ex
ert themselves. Mr. McKinley la
pledged by his own words to co-operation
' "WILLIAM E. CHANDLER,
"Concord. N. H- Nov. 14. 189"
EDITOR REPLIES TO WEYLER.
Bays tho General Is Oft on His Farts an
Wrong In Cnaelnslanii
New York, Nov. 90. In a detailey
reply to General Weylcr's Interview
printed last week In these dispatches,
Enrique Jose Varor.a. editor of Patrla,
the Cuban junta journal here, says
that Weyler's conclusion that the scat
tering of Maceo's forces is the result
of defeat U wrong: that Maceo simply
ivides to conquer, as It were, and that
he can carry on the war indefinitely.
Referring to the general's claim that
Cuba is treated. Just like otheer Spanish
provinces the editor says it la not true;
that Cuba has almost no representation
the Spanish parliament and that
only 3 per cent, of the population can
vote, and this population is nearly all
Spanish. He says Weyl?r lies when
he tells the reporter that Spain Is not
charging Cuba with the expenses of the
war. and that it will all come out of
the Island, which is one reason why
the Cubans will never give up and will
In their Independence.
Horrible Report from Key West.
Chicago. Xov. 30. A Key West spe
cial received here states that the Span
iards in Pinar del Rio. carrying out
General Weyler's orders, have mas
sacred 300 non-combatants, men, wom
en and girls, perpetrating nameless
atrocities on the women and girls. This
was all done in one night.
X RAY GIVES HIM LIGHT.
Interesting Experiment with Man Who
Has Been B!lnd rrom Birth.
Boston, Nov. 30. An experiment
to determine the value cf X rays In
aiding the blind to see was made yes
terday upon Dr. James Richard Cooke,
of Boston, a well-known scientist. Dr.
Cooke has been blind since birth. When
the electric current was turned on Dr.
Cooke said: "Ah, I get something;
there is certainly a sensation. It is In
describable." Was It light r was asked.
I do not know what light Is," re
plied Dr. Cooke. "I never raw It."
A number of tests were made, ob
jects being passed before the light, and
In every case Dr. Cooke was ab'e to
describe them with some degree of ac
curacy. Dr. Cooke said that the Im
pressions, made by the rays were
ibratory, like a general cerebral sense.
and almost like the perception of space.
Flagman William Hartley was found
murdered in his signal tower at Min
neapolis. No clue.
The blizzard in the northwest and
west has ceased after beating the re
cord for-severity and gtr.eral wicked
Mrs. Elizabeth Stockman, at Harlem.
N.Y., confessed a theft she was charged
with, saying she stole for money to
buy medicine for her dying babe. Dis
charged. Samuel Woods and John Malinson,
delegates of the British traded unions
to the convention of the American
Federation of Labor, to Ik? hell In Cin
cinnati in the middle of DecembT. ar
rived at New York. They bay tiie pro
posed universal dockers strike Is ab
surd. Wheat was sold at Toledo, O., Satur
day for May delivery at $1 per bushel.
Suit has been ticpun In the United
Stars circuit court at Grand Raplmls,
Mich , by the Central Trust company.
of New York, to foreclose a mortgage
for tiSO.OOO on the Indiana and Lake
Michigan and Terre Haute and Lo-
The German cabinet wants an In
crease of 200.000.oca marks In Use exn r
dltures on the navy, and there is likely
to be a big fight In the reichstag over
The coming session of the British
parliament, which opens Jan. 19. will
probably take steps to Increase the
army both In efficiency and numbers.
Peter Jackson, now grown stout, but
still retaining his fund of good nature.
Is giving a scientific display of boxing
at the Hammersmith Theatre of Va
George Y. Coffin, who made a reputa
tion as one of the beat of American
cartoonists through his work on the
Washington Tost, died at Washlngtuu
To Car a CM la Oh Day
Take laxative Bromo Quinine Tab
lets. All dru?ists refoal the
money if it fails to care. S4 eetU
Ton Cut ASTo'4 I Cbaoee I.
A heavy cold may lead to pneu
monia or consumption. Foley's
Uoney and Tar l&kcn In time affords
perfect tecurity from aoiious results.
Sola bjH.1. iitbneoa.
Acfcaaaf tartar hakiig powder. BignsMof
sUta learnis atieuda Lr 1 U4 4raM
Grcmmnt Prod Br port.
EoTAt Basis rowans Co. XrvTsrk.
This is a
And with a Suit or Overcoat
a pair of fine Club Skates
They cost you nothing and
lots of fun.
Have become our customers.
Every person la a ponible
buyer, so we cater to all, for
it it basinets we are after.
High Grade Furniture
At Medium Pi ices.
CLeap and poorly made fur
niture we do sot carry at
all. Oar big store Is full of
Furniture, Carpets, and
Medium Grade Furniture
At Low Prices.
We nave anticipated the
coming of good times, so
we are prepared for tbe big
business tbat oar low price
will beget. Sea tbat yon
tee the Big Store.
6 CarpBt Co.,
SJ4. lye. ?Vt Preey St
Chance for the Boys
Reduction in all
g I'cir nn.f
Made from the
Finest Selected Barley.-
Frosli From the
five Per Cent
i U Bmia. rrertsea.
Jons Unsnaa , Van) raaMtaU
t ni sss i wane, tn mm.
(nan eueUew I lift, MSB, n4 eeestf
n a. oca, nilas 18 a LfmitTu saw HI
from $2 5o up
give the boys
Choicest Hops and
Brewery Eyeiy Day.
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