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VOL. XX. VII I. NO. 7.
HOCK ISLAND, IIL., WEDENSDAY. OCTOBER 23. 1899.
PRICE THREE CENTS.
ON VERGE OF CRISIS.
England Believed to Be Facing a
Greater Conflict Than
THOUGH NOT OFFICIALLY STATED.
British mod Uoera (luh Again Wear
Ijxlr.nilth With Additional Severe
Luam-Several Offlrt-ra and It la fcop-
pinel an Entire 8nadron of Knffllsh
Trimua rail Into the Hand of the
London. Oct. 25. The belief that
Oreat Iiritain is on the verve of a
cri.iis or even con Ik-1 far greater than
that in the Iransvaal Has many sup
porters, though lack of all omcial in
formation favors a conservative view.
Remarkable military and naval activ
ity due to a desire to take thorough
precautions which, though ominous
liave at present no sftecial bearing on
London. Oct. 25. A Capetown
special dated at 'J this morning says
there has been another battle at Ladv-
smith. The IJoers were repulsed.
The Itritifth casualties were four killed
and seven wounded.
(Jen. White telegraphed from I.ady-
simth at 4 this afternoon that he had
ad vice j from his column .sent out to
meet Oen. Vule's retreatinj; column
that the two bodies were within time
miles of each other at noon, anil lie
had no further anxiety as to the re
Farther Severe Engagement.
London, Oct. 25. (Jen. White tele
frraphs from I'ietfontein. under date
of the 21th, that in a liht near Lady
smith 12 Hritish were killed, h'.
wounded and live are missing. The
casualties are mostly amonir the (Ilou-
cester regiment. A Ladvsinith spec
ial of the 2.Jd says a troop of the lHth
Hussars which ot astray in pursuing
the IJoers after the battle of wiencoe
arrived at Ladysmitb. having fought
their way through with a loss ol three
IN THK KNKMVS II A OS.
force to cover the movement or Siile's
column. The enemy was discovered
about seven miles out of Ladysniith in
a position of jrreat natural strength
west of the road. When he saw that
preparation were being made against
him he opened tire With one gun with
great accuracy. Our artillery soon
trot into position and the pun was sib-need.
Our troops were ordered to
ocenpy a strong ridge parallel to the
enemy's iositioii. but nearer to the
road. I confined my efforts to occupy
ing him and bitting him hard enough
t prevent his taking action against
Yule's column. NuiiiIhts of the eire'iuy
fied to the west and the tiring had prac
tically ceased at J o'clock."
Calls It Hrllliant Strategy.
Loudon. Oct. 25. The Cae Town
correspondent f The liaily .Mail, tele
graphing at tl:4." p. in. yesterday, says:
"liencral Yule has performed a bril
liant strategical movement. Ky a swift
march to the south, leaving Oleucoe
empty, be has eveted a Junction of
forces with those of SlrOcwrge Stewart
Will Be Ready forthe State Equal
ization Board About
INCREASE BEACHES $206,000,000
a. ourmvay; senior aTde-de-
and chief of staff. William II.
.minions: assistant quartermaster
general. John I. t'apps all of Sitrinir-
field: inspector. S. It. Smith, of I.iu
colu: miisteriug officer. John Brown, of
t uarieston: judge advocate. W. K.
uailey. of I'elerslMirg.
I THE LONDON
Eighteenth llumn and Officers are Prls-
Ioudon. Oct. 25. The war ollice
this evening issued the following:
"We learn from unoflicial sources that
the following oilicers whose absence
has not leen previoejly noticed by
us are prisoners in the enemy a
hands: The lth Hussars. Lieut. -
Col. Moller, Maj. Orenvillc and Capt.
Pollack: the Dublin Fusiliers, Capt.
Lonsdale and Lieuts. Majendie and
Spore." It is presumed the whole
s. madron of tho 1Mb Hussars under
command of the oilicers named were
v bite slightly to the norm or Laoy-
siulth. The two are now lu a jtosltioii
to offer battle. 1 believe the tirst at
tack will be made on the large Free
State force which entered Xatal by
way of Tintwa I'ass. and which has
since been harassing Ladysmlth. The
military authorities decided that by
Joining their forces the two generals
would be better able to coie with one
large force at a time than by having
two small detachments to oppose sim
ultaneously two big Itocr forces.
Three lloera to One llrltoit.
"Accordingly, after defeating the
1'ree State troops they will offer battle
to Commandant (icncral .loiibert. Only
forty miles now separate the two Uocr
forces. Hence the need for swift and
telling action. The two sections of the
Itoer nrm together otitiiiiinlier the en
tire Itrllish force by three to one. Hard
fighting Is certain at a very early date.
Our mi n are confident, and there Is
much enthusiasm. The lighting today
outside Iadysmiih was a mere brush.
The losses on neither side were slg
nllciint. It was merely an artillery
duel in which the Koers came off de
cidedly the worse."
TAKES A PEKSINISTIC VIEW.
Board Begina Work Bearing Complaint
Gluroae Trait to Ask a Rehearing By
the Supreme Court Girl Stand. Off Po
lice While Her Crooked Ixtvtr Get
Away, Hot Be I Recaptured -Gen. Me
demand Show. Marked Improvement
Springfield. Ills.. Oct. 25. At the
meeting of the state board of equaliza
tion yesterday morning Taylor report
ed that he bad preseuied to the Itoard
of revision of Cook comity a recom
mendation requesting that it furnish
the state board with an official state
ment as to the status of the assess
ment of Cook county, and that in reply
be has received a communication from
Cider Clerk Henry Hertz, in which, be
stated that Cook county's report would
probably be made about Nov. 1.
Conk Comity'. Total Valuation.
He stated that the total valuation of
personal projterty in the couutv will
reach S72.imio.ih mi. ami the total value! this.
of real estate would reach is.i m n t.i mh i.
The proHrtiou or lands and lots would
be about th. same as last year. As the
Ixuird can do nothing without Cook
county's rcjtort an adjournment was
taken for committee work.
Plea. Again.t the Aueumenl.
Hon. W. L. Taylor, atorney general
of Indiana, apjx-ared before the rail
road committee ami made a plea for a
reduction in the assessment of the roll
ing slock of the Louisville. Kvansville
and St. Ixxils Consolidated railroad.
IJeprescniativcs Funk and Scroggin.
and Senator Stubbleficld headed a del
egation from Hloomington and were
before the lands committee at its meet
ing yesterday morning. They claim
that McLean county has Itocn unfairly
treated In the assessment of laud as
compared with counties of the same
class, ii ii I nrgiied that its assessment
be lowered or that the assessment of
lake counties be increased.
REBELS ACTIVE AT ILOILG
Oae of Agninaldo's Men Proceed to "E
roll the Bloody Scroll."
Manila. Oct. 2-1, 5:.0 p. m. Iloilo is I
stirred by the expectation of Impor
tant fighting. Ceneral I'tilion has be
gun "unrolling the bloody scroll, as
be promised bis followers in a recent
speech, by firing volley at the Ameri
can outposts nightly. Since Sunday re
inforcements have been arriving from
the north. This activity Is designed
to divert the Visayans from their dis
satisfaction against the Tagalos.
Aguinaido has ordered me release on
parole of Areneta and other Visayan
leaders who are disposed to negotiate
for iHace. and is watching them to
preveut further negotiations.
The I-'ourtli infantry reconnaissances
about Imus found that the insurgents
bad returned to Has Marinas. Their
bugles blew when the Americans ap
proached. It is reported that they are
reorganizing at Malabou and other
towns. The leading inhabitants of that
section have requested Major Ceneral
Otis to garrison the towns, Iwause
the insurgents are living off the peo
ple. Sufficient troops are lacking for
CLEARING UP A MYSTERY.
VOl'NU GIISI. WITH A UfX.
WIIITK AMI II LK L'NITK.
Former llaa a ltro.h With the lloera to
Help the Latter Into Camp.
Cape Town. Oct. 2.". A message re
ceived Inst evening from Mafekiug by
wav of Lorenzo Marques says: "All
well in Mafcking on Oct. 2o."
London. Oct. 2.V The following dis
patch from Cen real Sir tSeorge Stewart
White to the Marquis of I.ansdowue
M'cret.iry or state for war, received
last veiling at 11 o'clock, was posted
at the war otliee soon after midnight.
It Is dated Ladvsmith. Oct. ".I. !
'Information received yesterday
showed that the Boers bad established
themselves in considerable niiiiilers in
ail exceedingly strong position west of
the main road leading from Ladysmitb
to iMindec. 1 also had information that
the iMindcc force, formerly com
manded by Ceneral Symoiis. and since
hi wounding commanded by Ceneral
Vide, was falling back on Iidystnlth
by way of the Hclpmnkaar road.
Itcitli, and the valleys of Uie Waach-
CAPITOL AT rKKTOniA.
bank and Sunday rivers, and was ex
tHiteil to reach Sunday River valley
Jail "Interfered.' with the Boers.
1 "I then-fore moved out with a stronc
Mr. E. A. Earnest, of Hasslcr
Mills, Gx, writes under date of
August 2 ist, 1S99:
I am a merchant, sixty years
. 1.1. ;.ik! have h:ul kidney trouble.
I took three bottles of Warner's
Safe Cure, and it worked like
a eh ami from the first dose. I
take great pleasure in recom
mcndii:j it. Mrs. C. Isenhowcr,
of this place, who was cured by
it ten ycrs ago, is still hale
and hearty, and always praising
Sate Cure to he friends and
neighbor s. I think it is the
finest preparation in the world
for kidacy a:ij bladder troubles.
Realize, a London Writer Worst Feare
Free State Annexing.
London, Oct. 2". The war otlli'e dis
patch seems to realize the worst fears.
Ccucral Y'ule has abandoned uot only
Hundee but Cleiicov also, and so far as
present news would indicate he has
neither Joined Ceneral White nor
reached I.adysmltli. Ceneral White's
successful action." announced in par
liament by Wy milium, seems to re
solve itself Into a mere engaging of
the attention of the- I-'ree State troops
while Ccncrnl Yule Is slipping south
ward. It is evident from the ollicial
dispatches that both Commandant Cen-
eial .lotilH-rt's column on the north and
the Orange Free State troops on the
west now occupy strong posmous ana
that not in tig hinders the Hoe is from
following up Ceneral Yule's retirement
and getting around Ladysmitb from
I'util reiuforceiucnts arrive it seema
that Ceneral White Is obliged to con
centrate on Ijidysmitli. It is believed
that the government has other dis-
putehes that have uot yet been pub
lished. The secretary of state for war
left Choate's residence last night im
mediately at the end of the banquet
to Cell. Harrison, and proceeded to the
war office, where even after midnight
there was considerable activity, many
visitors calling to inquire for informa
tion, among them a sister of Ceucral
Sir Archibald Hunter.
London. Oct. ::.-. The .toloiiial olBce
lias received a cablegram stating mat
I'resldeat Steyn. of the Orange l-'reo
State, has issued a proclamation an
nexing !ie part of Cajw Colony which
la nortti of tho Vaal river. This means
Criqualaml west and Ilechuanaland.
and i apparently In consequence of
the I-'ree State forces having seized
the railway and ail stations north of
Kimbcrley except Mafcking unless
Mafekiug has railcn since tin-last news
from there, which is a wik old.
BAIll N-rOWEl.L REPORTS A FIGHT.
Vol lee Force at Bay While Her
Kichview. Ills.. Oct. 'St. Ida New
comer, a ld-vcar-old girl, held the po
lice force of this city nt bay with a
revolver while her lover. Iiesmonnl
Keaves. escaped through a rear floor
of his home, stole a horse and escaped
from the county. Ucaves. who Is tin e.
convicl. was wanted 011 a charge of
robbing M. Heckler, a peddler, Satur
day night of a large portion of bis
stock. Wbn the police went to his
liouse to arrest him lie ran inside, close
ly pressed by the officers.
As they reached the front doorway
the girl poliitinl a revolver aud threat
ened to kill the tirst man who attempt
ed to enter the bouse. They ran
a ion ud the rear door, but Keaves bad
obtained a good start, and with his
stolen horse rapidly Increased the dis
tance Itetween them and the ndjolnlng
county. The oilicers gave up the chase,
as they had no state warrant for the
fugitive. The girl got away. too. but
Heaves was captured later at Mount
WILL ASK FOR A RKIIEARINO.
Loeee Two Killed aad EeUmatee a Boer
I.oa. or Fifty-Three Killed.
London. Oct. St. The war office
published last night a dispatch from
Colouel Itadeu-I'owell. the British com
mander at Mafcking. dated Oct- I't
r.nd forwarded from'Caje Town: "AH
well here. In a hght today four miles
from Mafekiug the armored iraln. a
section of the British South African
isdiee aud two squadrons of the l'ro
ttctorate regiment repulsed the enemy,
losing two killed and hft-en wounded,
the latter including Lieutenant Heut-
Itick. Ninth latu-ers. and Lieutenant
Hray. of the Protectorate regiment,
"Th enemy's loss is estimated at
fifty-three killed. lesides many wound
ed. The names of our killed and
wouuded will follow. All worked
splendidly and are very anxious for
tS ticst meeting with the enemy."
Jimwo. Looking for a Pray.
Lorenzo Marques. Ielagoa Bay. Oct.
2". Ir. Jameson, who became famous
through the raid which be beaded into
the Transvaal, and his companion. Col
onel Orey. have arrived here froui
Counsel of the filueo.e Company Not
tutted with the Decision.
Chicago, Oct. 2.". Kx -Judge Moran
ami Attorney Wilson, of counsel for
the American Clucose company of the
$4iMmki.imki Clucose Sugar henning
company. siH-nt a large part of Monday
In conference with reference to the de
cree of the supreme court of Illinois
in the matter of Harding and the Chi
cago Ilea! Kstate ami lan company
against tne American Clucose com
pany, which, it has been widely
claimed, has administered a body blow
Both conferrees were reticent as to
the outcome of their deliberations. It
is taken ror granted, however, that a
petition for a rehearing will shortly be
filed in line with Moran's recent state
ment that "the tight is still in its in
fancy." Meanwhile the Hardings r
said to be preparing to ask shortlv for
a receiver for the American Clucose
AU-Wlnter strike at Spring Valley.
Spring Valley. Ills.. Oct. 2-"i. The
miners of the Spring Valley Coal com
pany were busy yesterday taking out
their tools from the three shafts in an
tic'.pation of a prolonged liH-kout. and
seeking employment elsewhere at bet
ter wages than are paid here. The re
fusal of Ceneral Manager Oalell. of
this company, ot recognize the union,
India ates that there Is an all winter's
Blihop Fallow, on Trust.
rontiac. Ills.. Oct. St. Bishop Fal
lows, of Chicago, delivered a lecture
here for the I'niveristy association on
"The Trend of Our I "resent Industrial
and Commercial System." His central
Idea was tlmt trusts are a good thing
it not carried to extremes.
(In, McClernand Sit. I'p.
Springfield. Ills.. Oct. St. Ceneral
John A. McClernand was so much im
proved yesterday tlyit be was able to
lf up in !il for aliont fifteen min
utes, the tirst time he has Iki-u able to
do so since he was taken ill several
Woke aad Found Her Hnibt.il Iead.
Brazil. Ind.. Oct. St. George W".
Wells, manager of the plant of the
Brazil Ice anil Cold Storage i-oinpany,
was found ik-nd in bed yesterday. His
wife found him lifeless by her side
when ehe awoke. Heart disease.
I nioB Vrtrraai' I aloat Ofltetala.
Springfield. Ills.. Oct. St. Colono!
Edward I". Barrett, of this cify. divis
ion i-oiniuander of the Illinois division
of the I'nion Veteran I'nion. yester
day made the following staff appoint
ments: Assistant .adjutant, svncraL
Sehotleld'a Heath Waa Evidently
Accomplished by Oriuie.
Dos Moines, la.. Oct. 25. The death
of Mattel Sellout-id. whose Pody was
found lu the lies Moines river Sunday,
was a complete mystery until yester
day. It is now lielleved she was
(rugged and then thrown in the river.
Three men. all of good standing, have
testified that Sunday afternoon they
saw a boat come down the river In
which were two men and 11 woman.
the woman lying on the bottom of the
The men were talking to her, but
she did not move When they saw tin1
Schotlcld girl they testified positively
that her clothes were the same as
those of the woman in the boat. It H
established by the physicians that stio
did uot die by drowning. The otficer-i
believe she was chloroformed and then
thrown Into the river. There Js no cIuj
to the uien who were In the mysterious
Terms of trie Olas. "tVuce " el t lenient.
Mttucie. Ind.. Oct. St.- Th" exact
terms agreed upon by the window
glass manufacturers and the workmen
of L. A. ;iHi, alter a light of many
mouths, have Just become known. Tin
Mower or single strength glass pets an
advauce of .V'5i cents a hos.'Whilc his
gatherer is pi vcu 2Th i-ents. -.The blow
er or double strength glass receives
S cents more 011 the itox. while his
gatherer gets 4 cents. Contrary to
general expectations there will be no
general resumption of window facto
ries Immediately. Stocks nretoo heavv.
Fortune for a lira ire Heed.
Cleveland. Oct. 2.1. City Councilman
J. L. I'eilly bns fallen heir to $fii,(oo.
l-'our years ago, while in San Antonio,
Tex.. I'eilly stopped a runaway team,
probably saving the life of the driver,
a wealthy farmer of Calmer. Tex.,
iiameil John wall nee. ills arm was
so badly Injured in the struggle that
fur a time amputation was thought to
be necessary, but eventually it healed.
On Saturday lteilly received notice
from San Antonio that Wallace had
died aud left him a legacy of SMO.OOO.
Fastest of Her Size.
Bath. Me.. Oct. 2... By obtaining a
speed of thirty-oue knots au hour dur
ing severul hours' trial at pen yester
day the new torpedo boat Hahlgren ex
ceeded her contract requirements and
proved herself a very able boat. At
the same time she made better time
over a mile course than has ever Iteeu
reached by a torjtedo boafc of' her size
in the world. ,
Absconder Stricken with Smallpox.
Abilene. Kan.. Oct. 2.7. Telegrams
from Chihuahua. Mexico, say that
Orant C. Clllett, the cattle plunger
who fled from Kansas a year ago after
double mortgaging bis stock for over
Jl.iNMi.01to. is very ill with what is be
lieved to be smallpox. . .
Request of Big Foar Trainmen.
Indiauaitolis. Oct. 7. A committee
representing the different 'lodges of
the Brotherhood of Ilailroad Trainmen
over the Big Four system called upon
Ceneral Suiterlntendeut Vau Winkle
yesterday and asked for an Increase In
pay to the wages of bstrj. Nothing was
decided, the superintendent not giving j
any positive reply.
We put on sale ISO men's fine blue
serge suits, warranted fast color and
worth no less than $13, 50 per suit,
this sale only
This lot comes In three styles, double
breasted sllh faced, double-breasted plain
and single-breasted round cut.
This Is positively the best serge ever offered In
Rock Island for 50.
You Know Us, We Undersell
THE LONDON 1
TROOPS MUSTJCEAVE IDAHO.
Secretary Root IaalstaThat the Stute Man
age the Coeur d'Alenes.
Washington, Oct. 2.7. Coveruor
Stenuenbcrg. of Idaho; had a confer
ence with the secretary of war yester
day afternoon in regard to the with
drawal of the federal troops in Idaho.
Owing to the peaceful condition- now
existing lu the Coeur d" Alenes. coupled
with the return of the Idaho volun
teers from Manila, the war department
lias been reluctant to keep regular
troops any longer on such duty.
Covernor Steuiienberg has protested
very earnestly against the withdrawal.
but Secretary Boot has named Nov. 1
as the latest date at which the troops
win do guard duty over the riot pris
oners. It Is not announced that the
troops will be withdrawn altogether
from Idaho or from the Coeur d'Alene
country on that date, but it is not
likely they will be kept away from
their home posts much longer.
Heath of a Noted Police Officer.
Omaha. Oct. 2.7. Martin White.
chief of police of the city of Omaha,
died suddenly- at his rooms in the Mer
chants' hotel at 1 a. in. yesterday morn
ing of heart failure. He bad lieon con-
lined to his rooms since Sunday noon
with an attack of catarrh of the
billal ducts. This disease was un
doubtedly brought on by close and con
tinued application to work. Martin
White was 41 years of age. He was a
native of Chicago.
Col. Heuby Calls on Hay.
Washington. Oct. 25. Colonel
Charles Heuby. a member of the 1'hil-
iiplne commission, called at the state
department yesterday to pay his re
spects to Secretary Hay. Owing to the
r.-ict that the cabinet was altout to meet
the Interview was short. Ilenbv at
once began arrangements to begin the
sessions of the body as soon ns the re
maining members reached Washing
OUR THANKSGIVING DAY.
President Ixsues, III I'roi-luanatlon Setting
Apart Nov. Hit.
asninTTon, uet. 20. rue presi
dent has issued a proclamation set
tinj apart Thursday, Nov. 30, as a da v
of thanksgiving. The president sets
forth as amoni; the reasons for special
thank'-irivint; the freedom Ironi pesii
lence, uational prosperity, exaltation of
American patriotism and the freedom
from disaster and disease of those en.
jraed in maintaining the honor of tho
llaj, the ratification of peace with
Spain, the friendliness of foreign rela
tions, the successful administration of
the trust undertaken in behalf of Cuba
the sympathy and help displayed by
the people in behalf of the sufferers
of the Porto Kican hurricane, and
lastly save: "While the insurrection
still continues in the island of Luzon,
busiuess is resuming activity and
conlidence in the frood purposes of
the United Stated is being rapidly
established throughout the arc hi pel -
SAMPSON GETS A SWORD.
Bryan Starts Hla C ampaign.
Omaha. Xeb.. Oct. St. W. J. Bryan
yesterday started lu on bis last cam
paigning tour of Nebraska before elec
tion. His tirst address was at Stroms
burg. Speeches were also, made at
Lt.-ivid City, Shelby and several other
Made from pure
cream of tartar.
Safeguards the food
por6m tie tlx gnatst
ot the -tango day.
"Now, then, my friend." said the
businesslike young preacher, pocketing
the wedding fee and turnlns again to
the bridegroom. "let me ask if you are
carrying any life Insurance""
No, sir," replied the newly made
benedict, "Not yet." "
"Well, the most sacred duty resting
niton you now is to take out a liberal
policy for the benefit of this young w o
man, who Is dependent upon you here
after. 1 represent one of the strongest
and Itest companies In this country.
Here are the figures showing," etc.
And he got the young husband's ap
plication. There is nothing like finish
ing a job thoroughly while you are
about it. Chicago Tribuue.
People of New Jersey Confer an Honor on
the Kear Admiral.
Trenton, N. J., Oct. 25 Admiral
Sampson was presented with a sword
of honor in behalf of the people of New
Jersey today. Gov. Voorhees made
the presentation rpeech, in the course
of which he attributed the victory
over Cervera'a ileet to Sampson's con
summate skill and foresight.
AGAIN ABOUT CALAMBA.
Filipinos Itetnrn In Increased Force and
Threaten the Town.
Manila. Oct. 2.. The insurgent
have returned to the vicinity of Ca
lamba increased in numbers and arc
surrounding the town.
Manners In Public.
The (tersou who has Iteeu trained
from childhood to consider the comfort
aud convenience of others at the ex
pense of bis own will Instinctively
take the least comfortable seat In a
car and get on or otT the car In a way
which will cause others the least In
convenience. The person who has not
been trained In this way will make
himself obnoxious and cause much in
wa 1 swearing among his neighbors.
Ijl-I the children be trained to be to-llu-
Washington Tuuasl. .
lien. Symons May Kecorer.
Capetown, Oct. 25. Word has been
received from Natal that the bullet
has leen extracted from the woum
(ien. Symons received at the battle of
lilencoe, and that tne patient is doing
Uavltt Will Kealgn.
London, Oct. 25. Michael Davitt,
Irish nationalist, announced in the
commons today that he would resign
tomorrow as a protest against the
An Kplaeopal Prelate In Porto Riro.
St. Ionis, Oct.- 25. The Episcopal
Missionary council has decided to send
a bishop to Porto Ilico.
Sunday School Teacher In what
condition was the patriarch Job nt the
end of his life?
The Quiet Boy Dead, sir: Ally Slo-per-L
"Seeing is believing." You can see
whSjt Hood's Sarsaparilla has done for
others, and must believe it will do the
same for von.
New line just re
ceived. A pleas
ing line at pleas
ing prices. Every
couch a new one,
Values that you
cannot afford to
miss. Every one
Davenport Furniture ana
824 326, 3?0 Brady St., Davenpoit.