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VOIi. XI, VIII. "NO. 16.
ROCK ISIiAXD, ELL., SATUBDAT. XOVEMBER 4, 1899.
PRICE THREE CENTS.
Evacuation of Coltns South
of Ladysmith is An
nounced. NOTHING AS TO GEN. WHITE
Belated Dispatches Say Noth
ing of His Capitu
lation. London, Nov. 4. It is oilicially an
nounced tbat the British have evacu
ated Colens, south of Ladysmith.
i - . ....
i.uuuoii, iov. . ine war oitice ai
noon announced tbat belated dispatch
es from Ladysmith were still coming
through. Nothing has been received
to corroborate the reiterated reports
from Herlin of the capitulation of Gen.
A. dispatch to the Exchange Tele
graph company, dated Capetown,
Nov. 1, announce that the Boers en
tered Cape Colony at Norvalspruit
destroying several bridges.
Horn Are Af-tlre.
Capetown. Nov. 4. The Boers arc
traversinir Zeululand hoistinsr llatrs
over British niagisteracies.
Burghersdorp, Cape Colony, Nov
2. The Boers crossed Bethulie bridge
this morninir and 300 more are ex.
peeled to cross this afternoon.
WAR SEWS IS STALE.
otbiuz Froiu the HeleaKurrrd KritlHh at
Ladytinlth letter Than Nor, 1.
London. Nov. 4. The following has
been received from Colcsburg. South
Africa. dated Nov. 1: "An explosion
nits hoard this afternoon in the dircc
tion of the Coleslicrg bridge and it is
snpMsc(l that tln Boers Lave de
stroyed the fridge.
London. Nov. 4. Communication
with Ladysmith is still iuterruptedand
the war office has no news. The Daily
Mail publishes the following dfspatch
tiom I.iidrsmifh dated Wednesday
morning: "Matters today an- uiet.
The Boers are apparently mounting
more heavy guns to the north and
I'ortlieast, which are likely to give us
trouble. A Boer contingent l..Vn
strong, and clearly vfsihle from the
ramp, fs stcainiDg away to the south."
This may aeeouut for the Interruption
I .on g Ranee Guns Mounted.
Another dispatch of the same datv
pays: "This af ternooii everything Is
ouiet: the piiciiij- showing no disposi-
Made from pure
cream of tartar.
Safeguards the food
Alton biking powders arc the greatest
mmacm to health of the present day
sovt arv rowfw c"Y . hcw i mm.
tion to come to close quarters. The
British guns occupy strong positions
around Ladysmith and further devel
opments are awaited with confidence.
The British troops are lull of fight, and
the Boers will meet with a warm re
ception if they attack the town, as the
garrison is quite ready for them. Four
naval long range trims have been
Latest Advice from Blafeklnf.
Cape Town. Nov. 4. The Cape Tow
Times says it has reliable information
tin to Nov. 1 that there had been no
casualties r.uiong the British at Mefe
king since October 13. After the beav
bombardment General Cronje asked
the town to surrender. Colonel Baden
Powell was asleep when the messen
ger arrived, bur ou being wakened re
ceived him hospitably and ioliteIy re
plied: "I will let you know when w
have had enough."
Laughed at the Bombardment
Loudon. Nov. 4. 1 he stHtial corre
spondent of The Daily Mail at Mafe
king under date of Oct. 22 says: "Gen
eral Cronje's bombardment of Mafe
king was monotonous. The Boers fired
sixty-two shells, bur did no harm, the
whole town, even the ladies, laughing
at the affair. Cronje says he is sorry
for the women's sake that he shelled
the town, but that it was not playing
the game to send dynamite trucks
among his men. Fifteen hundred of
his coma mud have since departed to
Orange River. Cape Colony. Nov. 4.
Klmberlcv was still safe on Nov. 1
and the wounded were doing well.
FAKOIHARS FARM DISASTER.
Britir.li Editor Inclined to Take a Dark
lew of the Same.
Loudon. Nov. 4. The accounts that
continue o arrive regarding the light
in on l-'ar.iuhar's farm only coutinu
its serious nature ami tne narrow cs
cane lietierai line nan. tin mis
point The Morning Post remarks
Nothing tells such a tale of battle as
the list of the missing. When the
missing exceed the killed it is almost
sate to write iicitat across me story.
. iin.-f un.-siiii; na-aus abandonment
It now appears as if it were only the
irrival of t'.ie naval contingent from
the Powerful which prevented a worst
disaster. I seems that when it was
seen that retirement was im iterative
wo Natal cavalrymen volunteered to
couvev a dispatch across tne ttoer
lines to Major Adye. ordering him to
retire, but the risk was considered too
great and flag signalling was employed
instead. Tlie distance was too great
and the ground too rough for cavalry
to go to his assistance.
According to dispatches tiled on
Tuesday, defensive works were being
.constructed on the hills around Itdy-
suilth. and it was exiccted there that
the big naval gnus would be mounted
the following day. Ihe Iloors were
threatening to attack the town m force
on Wednesday and Tnursday, and the
women, children and other non-co-
rialants were being sent by train to
he south. Ladysmith is provisioned
for two months.
DAY'S FOOTBALL GAMES.
Coutcst on the Uridlron Throughout the
Philadelphia, Nov. 4. In the Har
vard Pennsylvania foot ball game
Harvard soon made a touchdown but
missed goal. Score: Harvard 5: Penn
Soon after tbeopeningof the second
half. Harvard made a touchdown and
kicked to goal. Score: Harvard 11;
Pennsylvana 0. Total score, Harvard,
16: Pennsylvania, 0.
Detroit, Nov. 4. Football: First
half, University of Michigan, lti; Uni
versity of Virginia, 0.
Princeton. Nov. 4. First half,
Princeton 6, Brown t.
West Point, Nov. 1 First half,
Yale, 6; West Point, 0.
REVOLUTION IS GAINING,
Advice of a Reverse In the (iovrrnmriit
i'orcea at IfarraoUllla.
Kingston, Jamaica, Nov. 4. Col
ombian advices are that a battle was
fought Oct. 30 nr ar Barranrjuilla, re
sulting in the defeat of the govern
ment force with a loss of 300 killed
and 100 wounded. The army was
routed and its equipment' captured.
The revolution is spreading rapidly.
THE FLAG LAW A FAILURE.
That Fornlilal n( It l"e For Commercial
I'urponr Ilerlared rnconotltutlonal.
Chicago, Nov. 4. The state law
forbidding the use of the Hag for com
mercial purposes was today declared
unconstitutional by Judge Gibbons in
the circuit court on the ground tbat
the clause giving informers a fee for
information is contrary to the spirit
of American law, tending to promote
OPEN DOOR IN CHINA.
peril. I That Sujti T Havt I e man tied
a a v a a a in . i
London. Nov. 4. A siwclal dispatch
from Washington asserts that the
American state department recently
asked Franee. Germany and Unssia to
give writteu assurances regarding the
preservation of the "ojhmi dtnr" in
t'hina. being dissatisfied with mere
oral assurances, and rejecting a pro
posal that the I'uited States should
seize a port and establish a sphere of
influence in China. "If these assur
nnees ore declined." says the dispatch,
"the United States will insist upon
China observing the strict letter of the
treaty giving the United States equal
rights with other powers in China."
The laily Chronicle commenting edi
torially upon "this new departure in
American policy. Trhieh will bo fullv
approved in nKland." dilates upon its
"immense importance" and suggest
that it "may affect the international
politics of Kurope In a very remark
IH JEFFRIES' FAVOR.
Champion Not Dethroned by His
Fight With Shar
key. rtJLL NUMBER OF BOUNDS FOUGHT
Soth Bleu Be lug on Their Feet and Af
retsle at the Final Call of Time In the
Twenty-flrtU Bound, Which Waa a Mlx
Vp of Three Jeffrie Loses Hia Glove in
Tbat Round and the Bell Sounds Before
Be Recovers it Two of Sharkey's Ribs
Broken In. the Mill.
Records of the Fighters.
Aire M years old. has teen nbliDg
IMKrt July 2. Dan Loni?. knockout, i wo
rounds; Sun FrancKco.
lSiC April . T. Van Buskirk. knock
out, two rounds: dan Francesco.
IfVT May is. Henry Baker, knock
out, nine rounds: San Francisco.
ih&t July Irt. tsrs Ruoiin. draw. 20
rouod: San Franc isco
17 Nov. an. Joe Choynski. (raw. 20
rounds: San Franc sco-
Feb. 2s. Joe oeddard. won, four
rounds: Los Anite'es Cal.
lfW March 22. Fetr Jackson, won,
three nunds San Francisco
im April 22. Pete Krerett. wen.
three roucd.: SanFrancI-co
Ikmk Vav . Ton Snarkey. won- 20
r units: San Fraucisco.
lkH Auk 5. Hol Armstron?. won. 10
rcm'ds: Lcdoi Alhl-slic Club Xew
li4 JuneW. Kolie-t Fitzsimmon for
cliampioiisbip of the world, kno.-kuut in
llth round: New Yoik.
Atie JH years oil lirsi entered the
riiu.' in li&ti.
lxiyi June 24. James J. Corliett. draw,
four rouuds: San FrancUeo.
It Dec. . Kotiert Filzsimraons:
Fbarkey was hit in th" uroi-" in the
eixbth round: San Francisco. Sharkey
awaroed 10.0iH purse.
IMif; June l. FeerMaher: no delusion,
lfW7Nov 1" Joe Goidarl, won. six
rounds: San Francisco.
lxwe March 11. Joe Choynski, draw,
eivht rounds: San Francisco
1SV8 May 6. JamrsJ. Jeffries; JelTries
won. 20 rounds; sun Francisco
June 2H. Gus Kuhlin: knockou' 2
minutes 17 seconds, sparing time: Coney
Is land, Loni; Island
!-Nov. 22. James J. Corliett:
awarded to Sbartey on a foul.
IKW-Jna. 9, Kid McJoy; knockout in
Coney Island. N. Y.. Nov. 4. James
.1. .Iefferie3 retains the ehauipioushin of
the world. Keferee (Jrorge Siler giving
him the decision at "the end of the
twenty-fifth round over Tom Sharkey
at the Coney Island Siwrtiug club last
night. It was one of the liveliest bat
tles that h:ts taken place, and
fftTf - f
greatest crowd that ever gathered in
he Coney Island club house witnessed
JAMES J. Jf.FFBlFS.
he struggle. In five rouuds Jeffries
lad the better of the right in the first
wo and in the last three. During the
ither twenty Sharkey forced the issue.
id like a bull terrior was at his man
with both hands unceasingly. In those
wenty rounds Jeffries great weight
no brawn helped him to hold off the
ailor ami in the twentv-second round
e swung In a-couple of vicious upper
uts that made Sharkey groggy.
tti Half the Crowd Went Wild.
The referee motioned to . Jeffries
tinier: an American nag was flung
round the champion's shoulders anil
he crowd on that side ami end of the
rena cheered wildly. .The crowd on
ihe opposite and end. in Sharey's cor-
. . TOM. SHARKKT.
ner." yelled for" Sharkey. and the men
were led back to their dressing rooms.
It peemed at first as though it would
be a fchort tight, for in the second
round Jeffries put the sailor to the
ropes with a left on tire jaw. and the
referee began to call off the MH-onds as
Sharkey kneeled on the floor. Hut from
the5 third round on Sharkey, with his
vicious swings to the ribs and the jaw.
kept the crowd on its feet waiting for a
JeOeriea Waa Badly Pub tea ed.
scries Eipod ihe terrific DuaisJjraejit.
ana wnn nis eve. nose an! tar spilt
came back just as viciously in the last
three rounds, aud almost retrieved
himself. At the end of the twenty-
first round both men were covered with
Mood, and Jeffries was bleeding badly
from his nose, whith Sharkey's sava'ge
right had split. Suddenly in the twen
ty-second round Jeffries seemed to
take ou new life. Just at the close of
this round the champion swung right
aud left on Sharkey's jaw and almost
took liiui off his feet. lie reeled and
the gong saved him. He came back
hard, however, in the next, but Jeffries
had the better of it. putting in two
right iippereuts. Jeffries friends
howlel themselves hoarse. while
Sharker's urged him with lovfcl cries
to go in bard and rough it. He tbrew
down his terror-like bead and though
his streucth was fast leaving him he
had Jeffries guessing until the gou
MIX-CP IK THE TWESIT-nriH.
What the Prineioala Had to Say When It
Is All Over.
In the midst of the twenty-fifth
round, nearly one minute before the
close, Jeffries' glove flew across the
ring and Siler ran to help him on with
it. Sharkey held liack until his friends
yelled at him not to stop, and it was a
three cornered tight for a few minutes.
The referee got Jeffries glove and tried
to draw it ou. This was difficult to do,
mid then Sharkey rushed. Jeffries
threw up his gloved aud ungloved
hands, and with the former upper-tut
Sliarkev. Siler ran between them aud
made a second attempt to assjst. Jef
fries. The sailor waited n mom tut, but
wildly excited by the shrieks, of the
spectators he rushed again. . Siler
dragged Jeffries away, aud the gong
The majority of those at the ring
side hardly thought Sharkey would get
worse than a draw, for the sailor
tought viciously, always after his mau.
with good judgment, and outpointed
the champion. On the other hand Jef-
fies. while he had the lietter by Ions
odds of the last three rounds, did very
little leading in the other twenty-two,
-! and when he led he was either too
high or too low, getting in but few
When seen in his dressing room aft
er the contest Jeffries said: "Sharkey
is the hardest and best man I ever met.
and I hardly expect to meet a better
in the future. Within six mouths I
have met and defeated the best two
men in the world, and will now take a
long rest probably nine months or a
year. Never again will I tight under
the same conditions. The- heat from
the lights overhead tended to take
away a great deal of my steam and
the glare from the floor weakened my
eyes. My left arm the one that was
Injured while training gave ont in the
fonrth round and I eonld not use it
properly for the rest of the battle, or
- tfio result would have Ieen daffereut.
ror i tninu mat i coma nave Knocneu
. Sharkey was inconsolable, cried like
a child when he went to his quarters,
and rerused to talk. but Tom O'Kourke,
his manager, expressed the opinion
that the sailor should have received
the decision. He said that-two of
Sharkey's ribs were broken, and that
during the last four rounds Tom's
left hand was useless, having been
broken ou Jeffries' head.
Although the decision was against
him. he said Sharkey would not give
lip hut would seek another match, and
the next time the result would be dif
ferent. "I don't think that this fellow
will waut to tackle Tom again." said
O'Konrke. "I'll keep after him. though,
intil he agrees to another meeting or
make him crawl."
There were lo.ooo spectators at the
fight, among them Corbett find Sulli
van, former champions; "Kid" McCoy,
I't'ter Maher and tleorge Dixon. A
preliminary event of ten ronndsint V'S
pounds preceded the big evetjt. and
Kid Ooulette. of Rochester, whojlooked
a great deal like Jeffries on si small
scale, wa beaten by Tomy Moran, of
AFTER TIIK Bit; HATTLK.
Sharkey Has Too Broken HI be al Jeff
New York, Nov. 4. A ft or the
Sbarkey-JefTries bout was ovtfr last
night the pugilists were taken to
separate Turkish bath establishments.
Sharkey had two broken ribs and a
lame shoulder. He said he woufcl have
put Jeffries out if he had not wrench,
ed his left shoulder in the eight-enth
round. Jeffries remained at the bath
inz rooms until noon, when lie set
out for Philadelphia to visit relatives.
The champion expected a much easier
task, lie bears a number of marks of
the blows. His left arm. which was
sprained while training, is almost use
AWAITING XKWS IX ROCK 1SIAD.
Much Intereot in the Cootett by Roundi
and .Saturactlon With KthtllU
Probably no pugilistic event, cer
tainly none in recent years, has been
attended by the local interest tbat was
manifested in Kock Island in the Jef-
fries-Sharkey heavy weight champion
ship battle. Wherever the returns
were received were ea?er crowds
awaiting the news as it came- in bv
rounds. At the Harper, where Man
ager McIIugh haJ arranged to receive
bulletins, a large number of people
assembled and remained until the last
round was heard from. In Kock Isl
and the outcome was hailed with more
or less satisfaction among those inter,
ested, not only, as it was expressed,
because Jeffries was the favorite from
the start, bat because a summary of
the tight showed tbat the cham
pion had outpointed his oppon
ent, and was the man who in'every
sense deserved to win.
Doing nothing is doing iU." -lot-
pare blood neglected will become
serious matter. Take Hood's Saraa
parilla at once and avoid the ill. .
Substance of What Was Said of
-Them at Bloomington
FA0TS ABOUT THE AFFLICTIOir
State Care Advocated for People Thus Af
flictedDeath of a Recluse Who Had
Lived Alone for Tenty-fWe Years Kx
Gov. Fifer and the Interstate Commerce
Commlssionersklp Mad Hull Gores a
Farmer Runaway Witness Captured.
Bloomington, Ills., Nov. 4. During
the final talk of the Conference of
Charities aud Corrections Dr. Sprat
ling thus tjescribed the colony for
epileptics iu New York, aud how it is
run: "The epileptics in the colony do
all the work. The women do the work
aliont the houses aud the men are
employed in farming and many out
door occupations. The grounds of the
colony cover nearly .hki acres of laud.
The members live in cottages, those
for the men being in a separate part of
Ihe grounds from those occupied by
the women. The patients go to school,
work, play and conduct themselves as
members of an ordinary community,
aud being all epileptics do not feel
estranged, but develop a strong feeling
of fellowship. The beuefit to them in
every way is very marked."
Description of the Aftlictlou.
Dr. Brower. of Chicago, continuing
the subject, said: "This disease was
kiiowu to the most ancient authorities
nud most admirably descrilted by them.
Hut little has ever been done of pro lit
or value tor tne unlortuuate victims.
The epileptic has his periods of un
consciousness, these are transitory.
perhaps frequent or may-be a few
times in a King life. 1 he balance of
his life he is sound and rational and
as much entitled to the good things of
life as wo are. Vet he is sort of an out
cast and is cut off from privileges you
nud 1 enjoy.
State Should Take I'p the Work.
"We are part of the cause of this
nnd ought to correct it. This disease
is consistent with the highest type of
genius: true it may lead to insanity,
yet the majority are as capable of as
good work as any one. It is our duty
to give these people an opportunity to
use their talents. Let us go away
from this house resolved to accomplish
in this state, what has been done in
New York. We must have the best land
and plenty of it. away from large
cities, and must have this place on the
EX-GOV. FIFER MI CH PLEASED,
Illinois Ex-Governore Comment on Re
cent Reports Concerning Himself.
Bloomingon. Ills.. Nov. -!. "I have
been in Champaign county on a busi
ness trip the last two days," said Jo
seph W. Fifer Thursday morning.
ind knew absolutely nothing respect
ing the late rumors concerning my a
poiutment as interstate commerce com-
misioner until my return. It is proiter,
however, for me to say that I know
that the president aud Senator Ctillom
i THE LONDON
baa my name under" obiis'U'leration for
the place. Of course it is very gratify
ing iudeed to me to know that I am
held in such high esteem by the sena
tor and the president.
"I am quite familiar with the ques
tions that are likely to come before the
commission. The duties are somewhat
similar to those of the board of rail
road and warehouse commissioners of
the state, and I could therefore, I hope,
perform the work of the inisition intel
ligently and to the entire satisfaction
of the people.
DEATH OF THE -BIG SWEDE."
lie Had Lived as a Recluse for Twenty
Catena. Ills.. Nov. 4. Hover Olson,
better kuowu as Harvey Anderson,
''the Big Swede." was found dead iu
his liovei live miles from here. He
had lived the life of a recluse for
twenty-five years, lielongiug to a
wealthy family in Sweden, he was
given-a yacht by his father when 20
years old. aud in it sailed round the
world. He practiced law iu Norway.
Coming to America he married and
prospered. He enlisted in company It,
Kighth infantry, Illinois volunteers,
and served two yoars in the civil war.
Domestic infelicities caused his retire
ment from the world. Three sons live
in the state of Washington. Though
a recluse, he was widely known iu
northern Illinois and southern Wiscon
sin. Ryan Will Tstir.v Now.
ltockford. Ills.. Nov. 4. Detective
Bonner, of Chicago, took back to that
city yesterday llarkaway ltynn. ar
rested here through the aid of the lo
cal police. Hyan was robbed in Alder
man Brennan's saloon in Chicago some
time ago, his two assailants being
caught aud indicted. When their trial
was called ho failed to appear against
them. It van came to Kockford and
was caught by the officers while trying
to mke his escape from the home of his
parents in the disguise of a woman.
Cupid Flays Fantastic Tricks.
Mount Vernon. Ills.. Nov. 4. Des
mond Boyd, alias Ueaves. who was
senteuced to the penitentiary last week
for horsestealing, and Miss Ida New
come, his sweetheart, who held the
Iticbview officer at bay with a revolver
until her lover could make his escape,
were married Wednesday and the hus
band was then taken' to the peniten
tiary. High School Pupils Elope,
rittsfield. Ills.. Nov. 4. Bert Bud
bridge, son of a farmer living south of
I'irtstield. and Kmily Carey, the 17
j ear-old daughter of Dr. A. B. Carey,
of this city, eloped and. were married
at Bowling Croon. Mo. Botli young
people were att ndauts of the IMtts
field high school and were of prominent
Gored by a Mad Hull.
ltockford. Ills.. Nov .4. Lawrence
Bvrne, a prominent farmer of this
county ti ml father of Kev. Father
Byrne, of Chicago, was so seriously
pored by a mini bull that it was feared
at first he could not live. It is now
beiteved he will recover. .
Flying Fox Wins Acaia.
London, Nov. 4. The duke of
Westminster's Flying Fox, winner of
this year's derbv. '2,000 guineas, and
the Princess of Wales' stakes, won
the Eclipse's stakes atSandown today.
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 silk faced, 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
Milwaukee's Swords For
Gens. MacArthur and
ONE OF THEM IS BY PROXY.
Admiral Schley Receives
Loving Cup at At
lanta. Milwaukee, Nov. 4. Maj. Ucu.
Arthur MacArthur, now doiug duty
in the Philippines, and Brig. Ceii.
Charles King, mustered out of ser
vice last August, were today made
recipients of swords of honor, pur-
BRIO. GEN. CHARLES KINO,
chased with contributions by llio
citizens of Milwaukee, King receiving
his in person, and that for MacArthur
by Gen. F. C Winkler.
RECEIVES A I.OVINU CI l.
Fantlaeo Naval Rattle Honored
Atlanta, (!a., Nov. 1. Admiral
Schley received an enthusiastic wel
come to Atlanta today. He was es
corted to the hall of the house of rep
resentatives, where the legislature was
in joint session. Schley was intro
duced, and made a brief speech.
Later in Piedmont Park he reviewed
the military parade. This afternoon
at the. auditorium, in the presence of
12,000 people, he was presented with
a loving cup in behalf of the people
of the city.
Alcohol was first distilled by the Ara
bians, and wb,en we talk about coffeo.
and alcohol we are using Arabic words,'