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ROCK ISLiAND ARGU
VGL.XLV. HO. 40
,R0C2 ISLAHD, TLT... FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4. 1S33.
FXUC3 THBX2 CEXTT3.
KEN ARE OUT.
Big Strike in the Old World
MAY PARALYZE COMMERCE.
Heartless Human Devil Stran
gled in Illinois.
Other Late News of the
Hamburg. Dec. 4. At a meeting
of the general strike committee today
It was decided to declare a general
strike and bring the butines of the
port to a complete standstill. The
majority of the deck laborers obeyed
the call, and the remainder will
London, Dec. 4. Antwerp advices
announce that dock laborers there
refuse to unload vessels from Ham.
burg. A general strke is feared.
Tba D. & . ABilm.
Baltimore, Dec. 4. The report of
Stephen Little, expert accountant of
the Baltimore & Ohio reorganization
committee, was made public today.
He iimls over the statement of net
income $5,721,06? from June 30, '91.
to June 30, '95. He also finds ?G,
2G9.007 paid in dividends during
that time, only I75J.-H9 of which
wag earned. The items were with
held from the operating expenses and
the methods of swelling the receipts
are giveu in detail. The to'.al im
proper entries are 204,858
Little asserts the liabilities
of the company Nov. 33, 1895
wore understated by $5,481,834; that
the floating debt was $16,212,730
The increase in liabilities during the
time under ths review was f22,18'V
Htartl Devil Hanirtd.
McLeoniboro, 111., Dec. 4 Fred
Behaie was banged here this after
noon. Death wm almost icstantaoe-
ens. The crime for which he paid
the penalty was one of the most
fiendith ever committed in southern
Illinois. After braining hi wife
with an ax ho took his 3-year-cId ton
to the barn, put a halter around his
neck and hung him to the raffers.
The weight of the child being insufil
e'ent to strangle Lim, the inhuman
father pushed down on the child's
shoulders until the tongue protruded
from the mouth and the,eTS were
lorced from their sockets.
Another of Macro's Mine Flrrd.
Atlanta, Ga., Dec. 4 Rev. A J.
Diaz, the Baptist missionary of Ha
vana who was expelled some months
ngo on account of his alleged ntlilia
tion with the insurgents, has arrived
here from, Texas. lie says that
while in Mew Orleans ke mot several
Cubans. Among other things they
told him of soother mine fired by
M?lo when pursued by Wcjler's
troops. Five thousand Spanish sol
diers were killed and wound d.
Tha VVorat Swini Over.
Cbippawa Falls, Wis., Dee. 4. The
water receded six inches last night.
The foars of the people are much
alia; e J. The continued cold is also
tending to quiet their fears and they
are settling down for all-winter com
panionship with the ice gorge. The
worst is undoubtedly over.
Petit ma to Knforra UoM Defeated
Atlanta, Ga., Dec. 4. The state
senate by a vote of 21 to 15 rejected
the bill to declare null and void all
obligations and contracts made -pay
able in suy specibc kind of money
whether coin or otherwise.
Noted Oatlaw Klilatf.
New Kirk, Ok., lec. 4. Dynamite
Dick, the notorious oatlaw, was shot
and killed in a tight with deputy
sheriffs west of this city this morn
in;;, lieu Cravens, a member of
Dick's band, was badly wounded and
t-lbfr'a rr-!trnt U-.
London, Dec. 4. Advices from
Liberia announce the dea'h cf the
presidcut of that republic, Joseph
James Checstuan, Nov. It- Vice
Presides'. Coletniu was inangarated
Cliicao, Dfc. 4 :n Pqaldation
il , by large holders, wheat today ex-
-. m mmuli: nearly (cms
lvm yesterday's c!oe.
Uhenniatism is caued bv lactic acid
in the blood. Hood's Sirsaparilla
nenlrtliztis the acid and cans' rteu
tmt'.Uni. tabcribe lor Th Asgc.
CO"MMONTril&G AT C'HICAGO.
Bat St. Loots Thinks City Hold-rp Quito
St. Louis. Dec. 4. Threa highway
men with drawn revolvers entered the
office of the Home Brewing company
at 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon and
held up the cashier, Robert Haver
kamp, forced him to hand over $400,
and then, not beinjr satisfied with the
amount, went behind the counter, looted
the money drawers and secured prob
ably taOO additional. The robbery was
the most daring that has occurred in
St. Louis for years. When the hold-up
occurred there were present In the of
fice the cashier, a half dozen clerks ana
several customers. The robbers en
tered the place together, and when
the order "hands up" was given, hands
went up promptly.
AVben the desperadoes had taken all
the money they -produced ropes and
bound hand and foot every one In the
office. This required nearly ten minutes,
and it seems marvelous that they were
not discovered by sm- one from the
outside. Having boJid their victims
the robbers warned them against mak
ing a noise under the pain of instant
fleath. When the thieves had gone one
of the clerks managed to free himself
and then liberated the others. The po
lice were at once notified by telephone.
MARK HANNA GOES EAST TODAY.
II is Talk with Senator Sherman Expected
to Settle Two Cabinet Places.
Cleveland, Dec. 4. Chairman Hanna
expects to start for Washington this
noon, and it is believed that upon the
talk with Senator Sherman, which he
expects to have, will depend the filling
cf two places in the cabinet of President-Elect
McKlnley. While Hanna
will ont carry with him an offer of the
secretaryship of state to Senator Sher
man he will at least be commissioned
to aFk the senator if he would accept
the place if it was offered to him.
It is said also that. Hanna was offered
the trep.sury portfolio while at Canton
Wednesday and that he does not de
sire to accept it. His decision is said to
have been withheld until he discovers
whether Sherman would accept a cabi
net place, thus leaving the way open
for Hanna to go to the senate, which
he would prefer to a 'cabinet place.
Harna has declined to discuss his visit
to Canton, but some of his close friends
who claim to understand the situation
of affairs are less reticent.
Congressman Dingley was also here.
Ho remained in the city until today
cxing to an attack of bronchial trouble.
He and a number of other prominent
callers, including Senator Thurston and
General Stewart L. Woodford, of New
York, were guests at the dinner and
Bpcnt the evening with Major McKin
ley. NATIONAL COUNCIL Or WOMEN.
Annual Convention or the Leading Spirits
In Advanced Womankind.
TJoston, Dec. 4. The National Coun
cil of Women cf the United States met
here yesterday In annual convention.
Mrs. Mary Lowe Dickinson, the pres
ident occupied the chair. The pre
sentation cf reports and greetings of
delegates from organizations compris
ing the council took ui the entire
time until rrior to adjournment for
luncheon. Among thos-e who took part
in the programme were Mrs. Lillian
M. N. Stevens, of Portland, for the na
tional W. C. T. lT., and Mrs. Margaret
I. Sanders, of Chicago, for the Illinois
Greetings were briefly, presented by
Miss Susan 1?. Anthony. Rev. Anna
H. Shaw, Mrs. May Wright Sewall. of
Indiana, and Mrs. Willoughby Cum
mins?!", of Canada. The report of the
Woman's ltepuliiican Association of the
tTi.ited States, of which Mrs. J. Ellen
Foster i3 president, was read by Mrs.
Kniily S. Chace.
Of Interest to Pensioner.
Washington. ltc. 4. Ex. parte inves
tigations by the government In pension
cases have been abolished by decent
action of the' pension office, and this
is a step of great Importance to claim
arts of all classes and will be of great
benefit to veterans. The action is in
line with the policy of Commissioner
of Pensions Murphy to give the claim
ants the benefit of the doubt. Until
1878 every investigation made by the
bureau was ex parte.
World W. O.r. V. Convention.
Boston. Dec. 4. Miss Frances E. Wll
lard, president of the World's W. C. T.
V.. has announced that the annual
convention of the National and Domlii'
Ion unions will be held the last of Oc
toitr and the 1st cf November, 1S9T, in
the ordered mentioned the National In
either, probably. Buffalo or Detroit
and the Dominion In Toronto.
Whlrh Sytrm Is the Better?
Ann Arbor, Mich., Dec. 4. Michijmn
nud Chicago university students will de
bute on cabinet government at a date not
yet fixed. 1 he Chicago) university has of
fered the following resolution: "Thnt
the British system of cabinet government
is better ailnoted to democratic institu
tions than the American system of presi
Bay State Big rinralltv.
Iloston. iec. . ine omcial canvass
of the vote for president in this state
shows that 278.976 ballots were cast for
McKinley; 105.711 for Bryan and 11.749
for Palmer: McKlnley's plurality 173.
285 against a plurality for Harrison in
1SS2 of ZG.C9V.
South Dakota I notorial Vote.
Fierre, Dec. 4. The canvass on the
counties is completed. The unofficial
vote is: McKinley. 41.042: Bryan. 41.224
levering. 550. Congress Crawford
T?en.t.. 40.5S0: Gamble (Hep.). 40.943
Kelley (Pop. ), 41.125; Knowles (Pop.),
Vnr.:!nr Tijeattre Buraed
Muscatine. la.. Dec. 4.TM Colum
bia, Muscatine's principal theatre, was
destroyed cy fire yesterday morning.
Loss. yo.fiOO; Insurance, ?.,:w.
! Eight laches of Snow la North Carjli ,
Ifcileich, D. 4 Continuous n?htpolr
1 fe'.l in this sr-ction Wednesday for eighteen
honrs. It reached the depth of eight
Saloon keepers in tSwitierland have
renewed the agitation against Ameri
COURT TO DECIDE.
Something: New in the History of
the Prize Ring.
lABXY BOB APPEALS TO THE LAW.
Get Out aa Iojnaction Against the Fay
nent of That SIO.OOO to Sharkey, and
Charge Conspiracy Public Opinion
Gives the Fight to Bob and Repudiate
Earp' Dictum Font Blow Was struck.
However The Marine Severely Hart.
San Francisco, Dec 4. The city is
divided to the result of the Fitzsim-mons-Sharkey
fight, which continues
to be the topic of the hour. "No one
questions that Fitzsimmons had the
fight practically won in the eighth round,
and many assert that he was unjustly
deprived .of the decision. Sharkey's
friends vehemently assert that he was
knocked out by a foul blow, and was
consequently, under the rules, entitled
to the fconors cf victory, including the
pvrse of $10,000. Other persons, again,
base their cpinions tolely upon the re
ports of the physicians in attendance
upon Sharkey. The doctors point to the
swollen and discolored condition of the
sailor's skin in the region of the groin
as evidence cf a foul blow, and some
ardent Fitzsimmons advocates reply
that this condition was purposely
caused by an inject !en cf a drug Imme
diately after the fight.
Font Blow l'cd.n'itcdl7 Slrnck.
A number of physicians and news
paper men were in ha:k?y s room
yesterday afternoon wh?n 8it examina
tion of his injuries was made. All were
convinced that Sharkey's ccndlt'on was
the result of a foul blow. Many prom
inent men, however, condemn the
decision and refuse to believe that
there was any fouling. Such men aa
Police Commissioner Gunst,. Riley
Grannan, Major Frank McLaughlin
(who was chairman of the KepuUIicm
state central committee), and others
believe that Fitzsimmons should have
received the decision. It is pointed out
that the whole affair has a disagree
able look. The facts are cited that
Lynch, Sharkey's backer, refused to
consider the name of any one as
referee, declined every name suggested
by Julian, and refused to suggest any
man himself, leaving the selection with
the few individuals comprising the Na
Referee Not a Ring Expert.
As soon as the club announced its
choice of Wyatt Earp, famous as a
horseman and a "bad" man from Ari
zona, but not a ring expert, the od.ls.
which had been $10 to $4 against
Sharkey, unaccountably rose to 510 to
J6, with more Sharkey money offered
than could be well handled. It Is re
counted that there were
Wednesday afternoon that
would be favored in the
and these rumors
Fitzsimmons' ears he requested the
club to substitute any one eise as
referee. Even at the ring side, when
both Julian and Fitzsimmons stated
In Earp's presence that they had leon
told he intended to referee unfairly.
Earp stood quietly by and insisted on
acting as referee despite the protests.
FITZ TOIGIIT A CLEAN FIGHT.
While Sharkey Was Cnfair All Through
Case Will Go Into Court,
It Is pointed out that Fitzsimmons
fought a clean, skillful, scientific and
winning battle, while Sharkey's fight
was rough and unfair. For his unfair
ness it is charged that Sharkey was
not even reproved by the referee. It is
claimed that the uppercut on Sharkey's
chin in tne etgntn round was really a
knock-out blow and that no foul blow
was delivered by Fitzsimons, but that
Sharkey, when knocked out, alleged the
foul as an excuse. All this constitutes
the cas of Fitzsimmons by which his
attorneys expect to prove the existence
of a censpiracy to deprive Fiissim
tnons of the purse of 1 10.000. An injunc
tion has been applied fof to restrain
the Anglo-California bank from cash
ing the National club check until Fitz
simmons has had an oport unity to prove
Meantime Sharkey is in bed with
three doctors in constant attendance,
and he is likely to remain where he is
for several days: the ilO.OOO is in the
bank and Is also likely to remain where
it is for some time; and Bob Fitzsim
mons. without mark or bruise, and fol
lowed by an admiring and cheering
crowd. Is walking the streets, receiving
continued ovations as the real winner
of the encounter.
Sharky's only visible bruises are two
on the left side of the face, one a cut
which had rather neatly divided the
left eyebrow lengthwise.
He gave me that cut with his elbow
when he fouled me early in the fight,"
The doctors called attention to the
fact that there was nothing to indi
cate that Sharkey had received any
particular punishment previous to the
striking of the blow which ended the
fight. This seemed to be the fact, for
there were no discoloration or bruises
at all upon Sharkey's body except at
the point telow the belt wherefthe al
leged foul blow is said to have landed.
"I fell In among a gang of thieves,
was Fitzsimmons' opening remark when
spoken to about the decision. '-I rame
out here to San Francisco expecting to
get a square deaL. but find I male a
mistake, as I was made the victim of
one cf the meanest Jobs ever put
through on earth. So far as I am con
cerned I can say that I never fought
fairer In my life, while Sharkey fouled
me deliberately at least twenty times.
I appealed to the referee, but he took
no notice of my protests and told me to
Co on and fight-"
Judge Sanderson yesterday granted
the Injunction asked for against paying
the $10,000 to Sharkey.
. GEORGE SILEK-S VIEW OF IT.
Foals Ho Claimed Are Xot fea
Chicago, Dec 4. George Slier, the
well-known sporting man who was ref-
eree aUtae Maher-Fiuaiipmona fight in
Mexico last February, and who Is ad
mitted to be one cf the best posted men
In the country on ring matters, said
last night: "I have never seen the two
men together, and consequently I am '
not qualified to express an opinion as
to their comparative merits. Fitzslm-
mor.i may or may not have commuted
a foul; but granting that he did. no
reieree has the right to give a drcision
on a fou! unless the foul has been
claimed by them an. or by the seconds
of the man, upen whom the foul Is al
leged to have been committed. If no
claim cf foul Is made the fight cannot
be decided cn a fouL The fighter la en
titled to nothing that Is net claimed f jt
him, when fouls are In question."
The four babes of Mrs. Paul Bart
covitch, of Chicago, were smothered to
death while playing with matches.
Obituary: At Falrbury, Ills.. Will
iam Spence, 83. At Boulder, Iils.. W. J.
Carter. 72. At Oxford. Ga. cx-State
Treasurer R. U. Hardeman. At Peoria,
Ills., John R, Zfit-K-r. 65. At Grjens
burg. Ind., li. IX, Harris. 74.
The Illinois State Millers association
has clecfd these officers: President, E.
C. Krtider, Ja-kson.vil'.e; secretary
treasurer, C. K. Sebyt, Highland.
Four inches of snow has fallen at At
The scheme to form a paprrmakers
trust has failed.
Another effort w.'ll ba made to raise
JiOOOOO to defray the expenses of the
seml-eenterr.U.1 celebration of Ue ad
mission cf Wim nstn Into the Urion.
An effort is.- on foot in Lrnd'-n !
present Amtassidor Lurard v'.th a no
tional C":irltrp.s gift.
John Moore ias kil'rJ at Cl-k-a-j on
the Chicago and Eastern I.liilols tracks.
Mr. Elizabeth TiUon, cf IVivhrr
trl.il fame, has returned to New Tori
Jrdir. Kerlstrand, dealer In tars r.t
63-57 Washington street. Ch'cago. has
mad an assignment. The CEret3 are
SS.OCO and the lishllit'ci S.OOD.
Ueortre Kohn wan rhot twi- e by rob
bers who entered his saloon at Chicago.
Orant Brambel, cf Sleepy Eye. Minn.,
who Fold his patent enf'tic to the rt
ams ryr.dicate for ?1.6H,0C0, has the
actual cash in his possesion.
A new motor propelled by sprayed
petroleum mixed with comptensed air
will be tried on a New York elevated
road this month.
Congressman Grosvcncr will not op-
pr.re Tom Hful'i election to the posi
tion of speaker cf the (muse.
Miss Forvncc Beckwifh did at Mount
rieasant, Tr.., wiihln five n:!m:toK after
receiving in injectkn of anti-toxin for
lleports from Zanzi'orr indlc.tf that
six olPccrs have lieen killed and 10 men
wounded by the Somt.lij in the recent
Damaging evidence has l.ocn fnunJ
against Pic-hard Monks, w!:o is undt.r
arrest in New York f'-r f.irt;t-ry.
The French vintage of liJfi wl!l
amount to 44,C"6.rir) hectoli' r-. wi-.ii
an estimated value of 1.174 f:f"V10
francs. Which is lS.C'n.000 hectolitres
ever the vintage of IM 5.
Had a Fantllr at Port Haran,
Buffalo, N. T.. Dee. 4. Jam3 Carson,
an employe of the Unlrn Car wi.rks at
Depcw, committed suicide y.-t tr-rday.
From letters found in his rockets !t Is
b.?Iirved tbnt lie had a wiie and fam
ily living in Port Huron. Mi-h. He was
living at Depew with a young woman
whom he called his sister. A letter
from bis wife dated Port Huron stated
that she was coming to Depew to have
hiin arrested for Arm rtion.
Pryin Men Will Not Conteot.
Louisville, Dec. 4. Sam Kuril, the
Republican elector who received ti'e
highest number cf votes on the ticket,
says the Brj-aniu-s havs given up all
idea of contesting the state's vote. Il;
was told so by W. B. Smith, the soli
tary Bryan elector who pulled through.
He and Smith are warm fii"nds.
Thief tha-w at t Iilrt-o.
Chicago, Dec. 4. A policeman was
badly wounded and a street car con
ductor shot through the hand by a
thief a crowd of joy peot.le were chas
ing last night oh West ?.Iad'.son sin t.
The thijf had rol:'iHd a washerwoman
cf the only dollar he hr.d In the world.
Fonght toa FlnKh In I tenth.
Albany, Der. 4. Christopher Ijirg,
28 years old. and Jeremiah Murphy,
ag-d 23. f Uf;bt a duel with their fists
for the favor of a Miss Hoffman, a
pretty miss, and as a result Lang was
killed end Murphy Is in jail awaiting
trial fur murder.
To Car a Cold la ON Day
Take laxative Broico Quinine Tab.
lets. All drnpgltts refund the
money if it fails to car, 25 cents
Dr. J. C Bishop, of Aj-new, Mich ,
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pneumonia the fsi-t month, with
good icsnlta." Sold by M. i Bahn
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j A crea- of tartar hk''f povdar. Blfbtrf
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