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VOL. XliVIII. O. 8.
ROCK ISLAND, LLIi., TIIUKSDAY. OCTOBER 26. 1899.
PRICE THREE CENTS.
HARPER IS REOPENED.
Brilliant Social Function
Rock Island's Remodeled
RECEPTION BY THE MANAGEMENT.
M eun, Montrose and McIIugh lludtome-
Ijr Kntertaln la Hoaor of the Completion
of the Impraicmentt on Their House
One Thousand uet In Attendance
Concert. Dancing and Refreshment.
''TRI-CITY friends enjoyed the hos---
pitality of Messrs. Charles Me
Hugh and J. E. Montrose last night on
the occasion of the formal reopening of
their handsomely appointed Kock Isl
:lu1 hotel, the Harper, which with the
National at Peoria, also conducted by
them, gives them control of two of
the leading and most niodernly
equipped hostelries ol toe west.
The Harper has leen remodeled and
improved throughout, as hereto
fore extensively described in Thk
Au;l"S, and it was in honor of the
completion of this transformation
begun nearly a year ago, that last
night's event was given. And a most
happy one it proved gathering about
one thousaud of the representative
gentlemen ami ladies of the three
cities, besides a number of guests
from abroad and making what is
conceded to have leen one of the
largest and most successful social
functions ever held in Kock Island.
Arrival of the Oneats.
The guests began to arrive at x
o'clock, and were received at the east
end of the main parlor on the second
The receiving parlv was composed
of Mr. and Mrs. Charles McIIugh. Mr
ami Mrs. ,1. K. Montrose, of 1'eoria.
Mr. ami Mrs. John Crubaugh. Mr.
and Mis. (1. 1. Hiim. of Chicago,
assisted by Mrs. ('. W. Cash, Mary
Kuugh-.lordan, Misses Josephine Phil
lips, Jessie Hogue and Km ma Lamont
The receiving hours were from to
11, during which time there was a
continual inpouring of people, the rich
and beautiful gowns of the ladies,
with their gentlemen attendants in
evening dress, moving and lounging
about the lavishly furnished and
brilliantly illuminated parlors, fur.
nishiug a charming and gorgeous pic
1 ii re.
In an alcove in the west end of the
main parlor was stationed Petersen's
orchestra, rendering a program of
concert music:, while from the spa
cious diniug hall, which served as a
ball room for the occasion, issued the
strains of the dreamy waltz and the
vivacious two-step, rendered by llleu
ers orchestra, which was stationed in
a bower of palms and ferns, the merry
dancers keeping the lloor occupied
until the conclusion of the festivities
at 2 a. tu.
Dainty Kef reshtnent.
A dainty luncheon was served in
the ladies' ordiuary and the adjoining
private dining room. The receiving
party saw to the wants of every guest,
and right royally were all entertaire I,
and so pleased were they with the re
ception that the night of Oct. 25. 1VJ'.',
wiil live as long as memory lasts witn
everybody who was fortunate enough
to Is ii ii mixred among the guests.
While all had a gcucral idea of the
alterations of the Harper, few there
were who realized that the improve
ments were on such an elaborate
scale, am! expressions of surprise and
admiration were heard on every hand,
the 1 oiiis XV and oriental parlor
Wing especially admired by the la
die, whose eyes feaited on the unique
arrangement of the furnishings and
In the remodeled Harper Messrs.
Montrose anil McIIugh have not only
a lirst-class house, but a cheerful,
home-like hotel, one that they should
feel proud of. and one that the. people
of Kock Island ami f the three cities
should rejoice in. It is an institution
which stands for the enterprise and
good taste of the proprietors', ami is
essentially rcpreseutati ve of the met
ropolitan'charartcr and cosmopolitan
requirement" of the community.
BRUM BY GETS A SWORD, TOO
Dewey's Flag Lieutenant U llorored at
Atltnta. O.-t. 2. In j-iinl' session
of the houses of the legislature Gov.
Candler in a brief speech today pre
sented Lieut. Thomas S. Brumby.
Ilcwev's ll g lieutenant, with a hand-
Made from pure
cream of tartar.
Safeguards the food
Alien bakhw powvVrs are the greatest
mrntem to htxiih of the present day.
. i wn prwrm co . ntw i '-si.
some sword in recognition of his serv
ices at the battle of Manila.
THAT D"fc3 MOINES MYSTERY.
Doctor TO ho Saw the Girl Talking lo Two
lieu oa the Street.
Ies Moines. Ia Oi-r. iM. The death
Of Mabel Scbofield. the beautiful young
woman whose body was found, in the
Des Moines liver Sunday eveuiug. is
becoming a remarkably complicated
case. Everybody concerned police,
detectives, reporters and relatives
have discarded the suicide theory, uuil
Jt is now conceded that she was mur
dered. The girl went with her mother
Saturday morn in? when the latter was
leaving the city; from that time she
had been unaccounted for uutil her
body was fouud.
Yesterday Ir. M. W. Oarritty in
formed the police that he saw her at 8
o'clock Saturday evening with two
young men on a downtown street. She
talked with them ten minutes and he
would recognize tne men. He positive
ly identifies the remains as those of the
Cirl he saw on the street. Miss Scho
lield's brother was a student at High
land Park college, iu the north part of
the city, and miMt of hcracqnaiiitMiiccs
POSTAL SERVICE SALARIES.
Perrr Heath Make Some Krroiuuienda-
tions to Congress.
Washington. Oct. 2t;. Kirst Assist
ant Postmaster Oetieral Perry s.
Heath, in his forthcoming annual rc-
Iort. will recommend that congress
shall tix ihe salaries of assistant ihjsI-
masters at ."o per cent n in of that of
losi masters, that postoffice clerks shall
be classified on the same basis as letter
carriers ami railway i)stal clerks; that
the tMisfottice appropriation shall 1h
made interchangeabh' that the unex
Hnded balance of one appropriation
may be given to other appropriations.
and that where consolidation of jMist
ottices is deemed advisable and same
may In- effected under existing law the
money saved thereby le made avail
able for clerk hire and other cxim-iiscs
at the newlv established offices.
The department has again urged the
special attention of congress to the nec
essity (jfa re-classification of clerks iu
first and second class iostotticcs.
sampson I'reseuled with a Sword.
Trenton. N .1.. Oct. 2d. Admiral
Sampson yesterday was presented with
a sword by Covernor VtKirheos. u be
half of the state of New .Tersey. as a
mark of appreciation of bis services
Iuritig the S;i:inish war. The presenta
tion took place in the assembly f the
capitol in the presence of a distin
guished audience of naval officer and
persons prominent iu the public aud
social life of the sta'e.
lUg Four and Its Fmploves.
Ir.diaiiiM.Hs. Oct. 2i. After a confer-em-c
Iwtwcen Cencral Manager Sehaff
and iSeneral SuiHTiniemletit Van Win
kle, of the I'.ig Four, aud the firemen,
an agreement on wages was r -ached
yesterday, though the scale is kept se
cret. The trainnieu also had confer
ence with the same official. Van Win
kle say there j n..t the least danger
of a strike ii the Big Pour, and that
the meet lug was a love feast.
Says Unllock Is a Faker.
Kansas City. Oct. 2d. A. L. King,
who claims he was a guard in the Ne
braska iK'iiitenti.iry nt Lincoln seven
years ago. d. -dares i he confessions of
Ueorge Padlock, alfas .1. '. Mcltri.lc.
tfce Stillwater. Minn., euuvict. are to
maaces. King declares that Hullock.
while confined at Lincolu iu l.rj, maJo
the same confessions.
Catrriae BatlaWrs ls tieaatoQ.
Indianapolis. tct. 2. The Carriage
Builders' National association, with
2.yjQ visitors. Is In session .kttCr. . 3C
I THE NEW HARPER. I
tr.Tt'vtiU-B represent an investment oi
f lOH.iMMi.ooo. The executive committee
reiKrted csiorts of carriages for the
first eight months of this year of 52,
0uo,0 to, an increase of per cent.
Will Continue In Business.
Chicago. Oct. ':. President Mat
thiessen. of the Clucose Sugar Kefln
ing company, last evening said, re
garding the recent supreme court de
cision: Irrespective of this litigation
the company will continue in business,
and if the final court of review stands
by the opinion just delivered this com
pany will cheerfully conform Its course
heretofore believed to be eutirelv
legal along lines which the highest
court shall direct."
Dry Snndaya at Sions Cltr Hereafter.
Sioux City. Ia.. Oct. 2t!. Sioux City
saloonkeepers took remarkable action
yesterday and as a result this city
promises to be dry on Sunday. Porty
tive dealers voluntarily enlisted in a
movement for stopping the Sunday
sale of intoxicating Juniors, and by
i Oriental room.
One of the private dining roomx.
4. The rotunda and ottlce.
3. Kuterior view from Spencer sjure.
unanimous vote resolved to see that
nothing of the kind is sold on Sunday.
I'rotninent Milwankeeau Deatl.
Milwaukee. Oct. 2U. Kx-Mayor .ToLu
Black, one of the most prominent and
wealthy men of Milwaukee, diinl last
night at his home in this city of
Blight's disease. He was 71 years of
HEWS FACTS IN OUTLINE
ll.'tieral Paudo. the revolutionary
candidate, has been elected president
Kiiglaml Is said to have named New
(Juiuca as the price for withdrawal
Alexander Jester has again been In
dicted at Paris, Mo., for the murder of
A gigantic system of official fraud
and corruption has been unearthed at
Crant Allen, the author, who bnd
been iu ill health fdr some time past,
is dead at London.
Mrs. flora Pads died at Chicago from
the effects of a dose of paris greeu
taken with suicidal intent.
A severe wind storm at Iola. Wis.,
blew three loaded cars off the track
mid did considerable datu-tge.
W. H. Stnbbings company, dealers
in wall p.-ii-r and paints at Chicago,
made a voluntary assignment.
Andrew Matt son was drowned in
Ie il's lake. Wis. He was dud; shoot
ing -and bis canoe was overturned.
The state department has put a stop
to Ptiited States Ambassador Choate's
speaking at public functions in png
AllM-rt Cardiu has sold four pearls
found iu the river at Prairie iln Chein.
Wis., for S1H!. He found another val
ued at over $2'.
Fuited States Consul Wildman. nt
Hong Kong, is said to be slated f.r r
n:oal lHi atise of his prominence with
the affairs of Aguinaldo.
SrVphcn Lawrence, a Yah- under
graduate, kissed a pretty girl iu public
at New Haven. Conu.. aud 1m. th were
sciiii ts.-cd to fifteen days iu prison for
Tl.ree unknown men murderously
assaulted James O'Kccfe aud O. I
Littb. conductors on a Chicago str-et
car line, and probably fatally wouu.di.-d
.irn iiaiirngrr tor tne Cop.
New . York. Oct. 2". The Pveiiiiig
Post says: Ti er.- is a strong proba
bility ti.at the Iiet challenger for the
America' cup will te Major Kusra.ce
Jameson. . I He Is a warm friond
cf Sir Thomas Liptoit.
He laughs bst who laughs last."
If you take Hood's Sirsaparilla you
may lauh first, last and ail the tiuie.
for "it will make jou well.
FAITHFUL TILL DEATH
Heroism of Sheep Herders During
the Recent Blizzard in
THEY DIED IN DOINS THEIR DUTY
Facing the Storm When It Wli the me
s Defying the Grim Terror, and Dying
While Taking Care of Their Charges.
Kegardleaa of the Danger to Themselves
Souie Pathetic Stories of the Victim of
Ihe Pitiless Storm.
Minneapolis. Oct. 2d. A special from
Crcat Palls. Mont., says: If auy oue
has concluded that the time has passed
when the servant, is as faithful to the
. i. .. e -
t. The liar.
7. Main Uluitig room.
interests of his lii.-iMer as he could be
lo his owu he should consider the story
of the recent blizzard which swept
through Teton county in tile uortheru
pari of this state, a county givcu up
to the raising of sheep aud cattle. As
a result of that storm uiile men lire
known lo be dead, and of these live
bodies have been recovered. With one
exception all were sheep herders, aud
till were found lying in such jKisitious
as to indicate that they bad stayed
with their flocks to the lutft. dying in
their attempts to save the property of
How One of the Herwes Dies.
William Craliam. working for the
Cascade Land company, wus found iu
a coulee near Ilealy butte. It is evii
dent that he had tried hard through
the night to get his sheep into camp,
but had not succeeded. Conscious of
the death which was impending he re
turned to his tent about midnight and
there wrote and left a note, saving
he was nearly exhausted, but was
almut to return to the sheep, which
were drifting up the coulee. He was
found stretched on the snow, his lan
tern about twenty feet distant. Of
his two dogs one remained to guard
the body diile the other followed the
sheep, tie was unmarried and recent
ly said that he had not a relative in
Two More Who Did Their Dnty.
Xormau Bruce worked for Will
rioweree. He rwuaiucd with his
sl:c p until l.e tnat.-rged to drive theni
into a sheltered spot, whore they would
be safe. Kliiided by the storm be tnis
toog the coulee where bis cabin was
built ami wandered up another. Peal
izifig his mistake too late he turn- d
back and fell less than 2i yards from
his home and safety. The searching
patty found his dog stretched across
the fli-a l tody. Bruce was unmarried
a;:d a entire of Prince Kdward isl
and. Matt. iJreguricli was found with
bis amis crossed upon Ms breast. His
dog bad followed the sheep into camp
and returned with the r-scue
too late. .
His Sheep Ate Off His Heard.
II. Herald, working for C. It.
fin. was lying in the deep
lH-ard eaten off Iit the sin
bad also eaten his clothes and part of
bis loots. This is only a jM.rtion of the
pathetic side of the disaster, and the
fidelity of oue herder Is probably no
greater of than auy other. It is pro li
able that the deaih list Is hardly lie
gun. Bands of sheep without herders
liaie lieen rep-.rtt! from various
!oiiits in the storm district, and later
these u-ill be traced and the dead
herders found. Now the snow covers
up everything on the prairie, and the
coulees, uiauy of them a) ore than 1I
fee deep, with steep s-s an- filled
with it. Without exception this was
the most severe and most fatal October
storm. ever occurriua;taL lau Uina.
Washington, Oct. 2d. The president
has issued the annual Thanksgiving
proclamation, naming Thursday, Nov.
."U. as the day. It differs from those
of recent years iu being longer. It
refers to the war we have had aud
are having and declares that there has
lieen a steady gain iu the moral and
educational growth of our national
character, and that American patriot
ifm has bceu exalted.
Death of Ex-Judge Small.
Milwaukee, Oct. "JO. David W.
Squall, formerly judge of the second
judicial circuit of this state, and for
years a prominent member of the Mil
waukee bar. died yesterday morning
shortly after S o'clock nt his home at
I1oi)uuiuiW(h-. Judge Small has been
ill for the last five years with a mental
.complaint aud has required constaut
Conductor Instantly Killed.
Mason City. Ia.. Oct. -i. Conductor
Thomas F. Howard was instantly killed
! , THE LONDON
I THE LONDON 1
iy iainng norween two cars wniie e'n
gageI at work on the Chicago. Milwau
kee and St. Paul railroad. His lody
was almost completely severed.
WOMElfviOLATE THE LAW.
Somewhat Novel Case of Contempt for
Statute In South Dakota.
Huron. S. IX. Oct. -Ji!. The excite
ment at Miller and St. Lawrence grow
ing out of the attempt of parties from
Miller to remove from St. Iiwrence a
large frame building purchased by the
Methodist women ot Miller for a par
sonage at that place has subsided.
Tweuty or more arrests of Miller ieo
ple have ''a made, including ltev.
Norville an'". E. Hills, a banker, and
several pr-.-'nent Methodists, the St.
Lawrence p. pie charging them with
violatiug the ordinance prohibiting the
removal of a building without the con
seut of the St. Lawrence town trus
tees. Xo women have been taken Into
custody, although they have persistent
ly urged the men to move the building
at all hazards, and iu fact were iu
charge of the matter lately.
Miller and St. Lawrence tire one mile
apart. The latter town has many
thousand of dollars outstanding bonds,
the interest on which cannot be real
ized if taxable property valuation is
decreased by the removal of buildings.
Similar trouble arose some months ago
and the case is ponding in Ihe supreme
court, the decision of which is anxious
W. C. T. U. ENDS ITS SESSIONS.
Many Delegates Think the llulon Made m
Mistake in Kesnlutlon.
Seattle, Wash.. Oct. g. The Nation
al W. C. T. 1". closed its twenty-sixth
annual convention and silver jubilee iu
this city yesterday and today will wit
ness the departure of a large number
of Ihe delegates for the east. The ex
citement over the denunciatory resolu
tions on the national iid.iiinistriitiou
Itolicy in the Philippines ami on the
army canteen matter p'issed Tuesday
had not died out wlieu yesterday's
meeting convened. Many delegates in
sisted that the union made a serious
mistake in condemning the administra
tion. A high officer in an authorized Inter
view, while refusing to allow her name
to be used, said: "The union made the
mistake of its life in passing the reso
lutions. In order to further our tem
perance work we have much to ask of
the ad m in isi ration, and out request will
have but little weight when by our
acts we show that we have no faith iu
President MeKinlcy and the other offi
cials of our government. The union
will live to regret yesterday's work."
Curious Case of Color Line.
Kansas City. Oct. 2!. Saiiiuid Com
pers. president of the American Fed
eration of Labor, has been requested
to come here and settle a color ques
tion. The trouble grew out of an at
tempt of the Huildiug Trades council
of Kansas I'ity to compel Joo. Marks,
the contractor for the Cudaliy Packing
house in Aruinurdale. to employ union
hod-carriers. I'nioii hod-carriers tire al
most exclusively negroes tind 1 larks
and the Cuduhy Packing company will
not hire negroes when they can tind
-Mcl'feruanil I in" proves Steadily.
Springfield. Ills.. Oct. l'i;. Dr. How
cock stated yesterday that the condi
tion of Ceiieral John A. McClcruaud
coutinurd to improve.
Wc put on sale 150 men's fine blue
serge suits, warranted fast color and
worth no less than $13.50 per suit. For
this sale only
This lot comes In three styles, double
breasted silk 'Taccd, double-breasted plain
and single-breasted round cut.
This Is positively the best serge ever offered In
Rock Island for $10.
You Know Us, We Undersell
M AFEKING STORMED.
Heavy Bombardment Resumed
at Daybreak To"
TWO OTHEB 1 riEKCE BATTLES.
Yule at lt .Join Force With While
at Ladyamlth lien. Symona Dlea of
Ilia Wound South African War Dla
aaaed In the House of Commonl-ljila
New From the Seat of Hostilities.
PRKTORIA, Oct. 25 The shelling;
of Mafeking was resumed at
daybreak this morning. Several
houses are in tlames.
The bombardment of Mufeking by
(len. Cronjes' commando began yes
terday morning. Women and chil
dren were given ample time to leae
Yule Join White at La.lyauilth.
London Oct. 26. The war ollice has
received the following from (Jen.
White: ' Iidysinith, Oct. 25. 10:10
p. iu. Yule's column has just march
ed in here after a very hard march
during the night. There was au ex
ceptionally heavy rain. The men,
though done up, are in good spirits
and only want rest. The enemy did
not molest them."
Capetown. Out. 25. Evening. It is
ollicially announced that (len. Yule is
in touch with (Jen. White at Lady
smith. IT WAS A F1KKCK I'lUHT.
I tattle at Keltfonteln Not. Mere Artillery
London. Oct. 2t. A special from
Ladvsmith, dated the 21th, giving the
details of the Ueitfontein light, shows
that it was much more than a mere
artillery duel." as reported by (leu.
White at the tiuic. Iu fact, the ac
counts show it wasa pitched battle iu
which infantry, cavalry ami artillery
participated: "that the" Boers tnade'i
stubborn resistance, subjecting the
Hritish to an effective galling lire
time aud again, and were only routed
after a series of lierce charges by the
lirilisb.iu which the enemy was driven
from ono rocky edge only to take up
a position on another. A special
from (Jlencoecainp thc2:hl shows thai,
after the British victory there the
20th, (Jen. Yule was surprised lo
learn of the advance of (Jen. Joubert's
main column, threatening Dundee,
rendering Yule's jwsition untenable.
Then began the retreat tt Yule's col
umn, which ended this afternoon iu
junction with White's forces at Lady-
smith. 1 he lioers apparently did not
appreciate Yule's precarious position
and so allowed his escape.
Heavy Kngagement at K.landslaagte.
Pretoria. Oct 22. The Johannes
burg Burghers ami the Hollander
corps had a heavy engagement at
Continued on Third puc.