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VOIi. XL, VIII. mo. 51.
ROCK ISLAXD, ILL... So ND1VY, DECEMUER 17. 1890.
PKICB THREE CENTS.
Buller's Reverse by
Boers at Tugela
MISSING NUMBER OVER 1,100
England His Not Before Met
T ONDOX, Dec. 17. A parti! list
- ' and tnmmar; of total" of tl e
casualties in the Tugela river engage
meat posted about midnight at the war
oflice professes riot to bare any news
from the sett of war, while the cen
sorship evidently blocks other chan
nels of information. Never within
the range of the longe-t memory has
Great Britaia met with three such
OE.V. SIR RKDVEUS UUIXKR.
military reverses in a single week,
hence it is not surprising that notes
of anxiety should be beard amid the
general chorus and press expressions
of grim philosophy and resignation.
London, Dec. 16. Gen. Buller re
ports to the war otlice that his losses
in yesterday's engagement were 1,100
The IHac-k Watch were the iuuviest
sufferers. Of the rank and tile forty
two wore killed. 1X1 were wouuded
and 111 are missing.
Pretoria. Dec. 13. The oQicial dis
patch from the Moddrr river says:
The loss of the Uritish is very great.
There are heaps of dead on the fields.
Sappers and miners nm-t have suf
fered severely. The Boers suffered
heavy losses in hordes. I cannot oth
erwise descril e the battlefield than a
sad, terrible slaughter. Monday, for
us, was a brilliant victory. It infused
new spirit into our men and wiil en
able them to achieve greater deds."
Modder River. Friday. The Ninth
brigade under Col. Fole-Carew, Gren
adier guards, and squadron of the
12th, made a reconnaissance this
morning supported by the 7Cth bt
tery howitzers on the eenter and right
and four naval twelve pounders on
the left. A 4.7 naval gun on the
right opened lire at 5:30. While the
brigade deployed across the plain tb
howitzers shelled the Boer trenches
and hearched the ridges, naval gjn
doing same. The Boers unmasked
two guns, one of which was dis
mantled by the naval gun. the second
of which was impossible to touch
All the the troops returned to ctinp.
There were no ca-ualties. Gen.Meto
uen directed theoperations from horse
back. His wound is almost well. lit
intends to conduct operations from
here to the northward. The camp i
fortided and forms naturally an ex
Mo.ider River, De. 15. The Boers
are entrenching and st'eogthening
old defenses, with the evident inten
tion of fiercely disputing control ol
Capetown. Dec. 16. Advices from
Butuwayo.says a dispatch from Maftk
ing dat-d Dsc. 6, announced thai
the scheme of advancing the
mdittry works was acting well
and had forced the Boers to evacnat
a strong commanding fortification
northeast of the town, and added the
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Safeguards the food
powders are tb greatot
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British continued pushing back the
Pretoria, Dec. 23. Advices from
Mafeking tell of an attack on the
small British fort with the result that
the fort was demolished. Heavy fir
ing is proceeding.
Pretoria. Thursday Gen. Snyman
reports from Mafeking, under date of
the 13th. that the British attacked the
Boer forts. The Boer casualties were
one killed and one wounded. The
dispatch also says Commandant
Schoemann had a brush with the
British Tuesday at Goldenbuis farm,
which the British were bombarding
Wednesday. The condition of (Jen
Joubert. who is ill at Volksrust, is
improving. The Transvaal govern
ment is employing natives to work in
the mines, paying them one pound a
month and feeding them.
BOERS DEFEAT BI LLER.
Another Severe Blow to Brltlth In Scoth
Loudon. Dec. Hi General Buller lias
met with a very serious defeat. This
most sensational news was announced
from the war office aliout half an hour
after midnight in n dispatch from the
LSriti.sh commander-in-chief himself.
General Buller says he moved in full
strenjrth from the camp near Cheveley
Friday morning at 4 o'clock. There
were two fordable places in the Tu
gela. and it was his Intention to force
a passage through one of them. They
are altit two miles away, and his ol
ject was to -force one or the other with
one brigade, supported by the central
brigade. General Hart was to attack
tiie left drift and General Hi Id yard
the right road, and General Lyttlcton
in the center to support either.
Gallaut Attack by Hart.
ICarly in the day General Buller saw
that Hart would not be able to fon-e
a passage and he directed him to with
draw. He had. however, attacked
with great gallantry, and his leading
battalion, the Coiinaught rangers, suf
fered a great deal. General Kuller
then ordered General Ilildyard to ad
vance, which he did. and bis leading
regiment ocupied Colciiso station and
the houses near the bridge. At that
moment General Buller heard that the
whole of the artillery he had sent back
to that arm. namely, the Fourteenth
and Sixty-firth field batteries and six
naval l'J-oundcr ' quick-firing guns,
were out of action. It npiieared that
Colonel iAjng, In his desire to be with
in effective range, advanced dose to
the river, which proved to lie full of
Boers, who suddenly opened a galling
lire at a close rauge, killing all of their
horses, and the gmmers were com
pelled to stand fo their guns.
Boer Fir Too Sever.
Some of the wagon teams made shel
ter for the troops ia a donga, and a
desperate effort was made to bring
out the held guns, but the Boer fare
was too severe." and only two were
saved. Of eighteen lrorses thirteen
were killed, and as several of the driv
ers were wounUeU. IJciieral Kuller !e-
i-ided not to allow another attempt,
as It 'seemed they would le a shell
mark, sacriiicing life to a gallant at
tempt to force a passage aeross the
river misupjMirted ly artillery. The
British general then directed the
troops to withdraw, which they did In
good order throughout the lay. A
considerable force of Boors pressed on
the British think, but were kept back
bv the mounted men under J.ord bun-
donald ntid a part of General Barton's
I.oMrn Are Heavy.
The day was Intensely hot and most
trving to the tniops. whose conduct
was excellent. The British defeat was
evidently most disastrous, as General
Buller adds that he abandoned ten
gnus and lost one by shell tire. The
losses in Hart's brigade were heavy,
though the proiMirtiou of severely
wounded, it is luieI. is not large. The
Fourteenth and Sixty-sixth Held bat
teries also suffered severe losses. At
the conelusiou of the battel the Brit
ish retired to their camp at Cheveley.
MAY NOW ATTACK LAPTSMITU.
I'robable That Joubert M ill Take
vantage of Buller Defeat.
London. Dec. It!. The Boers are
In better position to take Ladysmith
than ever lief ore. The only way Bul
ler can possibly come to General
White's assistance Is over the Tugela
river. Kveu if he had the men and
guns needed, the bridge is destroyed
ind the Boers are Iu full control of the
only fords. Joubert is now free to go
ahead and attack White without fear
of interruption by Buller.
lhe Boers, being the attacking force.
might not under ordinary circum-
tauecs come out as well as when ou
the defensive, but with the double
inspiration of IHngaan's Verslagau
day and the rout of Buller. added to
flush the Boer victories over Gataere
and Methuen aud the hope to capture
the British stronghold and put an end
to the war. they will probably go into
the tight more sanguine than ever in
the history of the Transvaal.
More Men for South Africa.
Sydney. X. S. W.. !. ll. The im-
crial authorities have telegraphed to
the governor of New South Wales.
Karl Beatichamp. net-opting the offer
of a further Australian ennt lucent for
South Africa, and suggesting that the
men should Ik- mounted and good
lArenzo Marues. Dee. It Is ru
mored that Witistoii Churchill, the
tiewspajior correspondent who recently
eseaied from Pretoria, has Ieen capt
ured at Waterfallioven. about half wav
Iciweon Pretoria and Portuguese ter
ritory. The Effect Throng-boat the World-Z
Berlin. Dec. 16. The German press
and people are jubilant over the news
from boutb Africa, and everywhere in
the streets people stop each other and
offer congratulations. Among the
press comments tonight is that of
Continued on Fourta pace..
I COMMERCE MUSEUM
Now Be Regarded
Secured for Ger
A MOST IMPORTANT MATTES.
Foreign oflice Regard the Movement
Favorably. Also Doea tbe Minuter of
tbe Interior, Who Will 'Deliver a Com
munication to the Reichstag on tbe
Subject Rupture Between Conservative
Party and Hohenlohe.
Berlin, Dec. 16. Copyright, by
Associated Press. 189a. With gov
ernment aid. including financial
assistance, . the projected com
mercial museum may now be
regarded as secured for Germany.
The above is the adopted design of Bock Island's proposed new theatre building. The canvass for the sale of
seats for the opening performance, the success of which is necessary to insure the carrying through of the enter
prise, is soon to begin. G. H. Johnston, of St. Louis, an experienced theatre promoter, has received the en
dorsement of the Ilock Island Club, which has also unanimously adopted his plans, and all he asks from the people
of Bock Island in return for a modern theatre building to Cost not less than $50,000, is the seat sale of the opening
. . r v 1 .- . r , " l t . O 4 ? 1 1 T g 1
performance, scats to ne soia at f iu
brick. Aside from the theatre proper,
A correspondent of the Associated
Pres made a special investigation of
the subject, which tbe council-general
mason here regards as the most import
ant matter in commercial intercjuse
that has happened for years. As
results of the inquiries it may be
said the plans have not yet developed.
However, the fact is. Germany's com
mercial authorities here have seen the
under imperial control with financial
-upport from the empire. Geheim
rath W. Wermuth, Germany's ex
commissioner at the Columbian
exposition in "1)3, has a special charge
of the project for the empire. All the
remaining large industrial associa
tions, among them the Bundes Indus
triellen. joined the movement yestei
day. Practically, there is no dissent
The foreign oflice regards the
movement most favorably, as also does
Count Posadowk.-i-Wthner, of the
interior, who after the reconven
ing of the reichstag will make a com
munication of the subject. Noteworthy
feature is the intention to ask Icadiug
agricultural representatives to join iu
toe movements by advice, thus frus
trating the possible agrarian opposi
tion to the project. Membars of tbe
reichtg are now home for the ChUt
mas holidays, but four days of budget
debate have left deep traces. The main
results were on the rupture pro
claimed between the conservative
party and Prince Hohenlohe in which
it will be enteresting to see which
ivins. Secondly, the mijuellicbsr
duel, in which Dr. Von Micjul gave
tome hard knock. Thirdly. Herr
ttichtcr'a speech, amounting to a
general arraignment of the emperor
ind tbe government, and fourthly,
Count Posadowksi Wehner's remarks
bout the German relations with the
United States and Great Britain.
Count Posadowski-Wehncr said he re
gretted that our commercial re ations
with America are not wholly good,
but I am convinced that right and
justice in this are ou our tide.
Then talking about the necessity for
a larger German navy he said: ,The
real propelling cau&c is Germany's
desire to have a licet largo enough to
cope with any afloat, aud that while
now relations with England and
United States ' were satisfactory
enough, tbey might again become less
so, and Germany had no desire to be
pushed a.-ide, commercially or politi
cally." Another remarkable feature cf tbe
Count Posadowksi-Wehner's speech
was the part in whici be ridiculed
Agrarian Boesicke, who had upheld
the Boer Statse as political and econo
mic idols for the German nation.
Herr Bichtet's 3-hour oration was
replete with witticisms as usual. One
of the most effective was when" he. re
ferring to ' the gronndless rumors
about the Danish West Indies, he
said: "No wonder, with 1 7.000,000
paid for the Caroline Islands that we
are bulling the market and prompting
all other countries to ponder where
they have not some old cast-off pair
of 'islands to sell." Herr Richter,
who spoke in the name of the pro
navy radicals, pointed ont that the
proposed naval increase was a popular
movement, adding: "The things
wnich the people do not wast, not
even the mightiest monarch or
mightiest statesman can carry." The
deepest, and most lasting impression
was produced by Count Von Buelow's
solemn and pathetic declarations when
the reichstag adjaarned. The attitude
of different parties towards the naval
bill is not yet clearly defined, bat from
inquiries made by tbe Associated
Press among the leaders of different
facti ins it can be said that the chances
of the bill's passage are most bright.
From authentic sources the correspond
ent hears regarding, "open door in
Rock Island's Proposed New Theatre Building.
eacn inciuaing iw ior ooxes. ine piaus
there are to be fotlr store rooms
China, that the Washington gov
ernment has not jisked any other
power beside Gei'manv to fur
nish assurances, Terfoai or writ
ten, to maintain jtho open door,
but now that Germany's answer is
entirely favoraMe, till other powers
interested will be 1 asked, including
France, Russia. Italy and Great Brit
ain. It is expectei all of them will
answer favoraoly, except, perhaps.
Rusiia; but it is ho ed strong moral
pressure ill be br jught to bear on
Russia to yield. ;
BOSTON BANK- FAILURE.
The Broadway -National Closes
Boston, Dec. 16 The Broadway
National bank has failed. Tbe failure
is the result of yesterday's failure of
the John P. Squire jOonJpauy, of Cam
bridge. Squire was largely inter
ested in the Broil way bank. The
last statement shewed: Loans. $1,
995,000; individual Weposits, $2,34$,
000; due banks, $131,000; due from
reserve agent, $474,000; clearing
house. $273,000; iue from binks,
$168,000; cash. $271000.
F. H. Curtis, cashier of the Broad
way National baDkJ said today that
the institution was folvent, andaddtd
there was actually :$SJO.U00 cash in
tbe bank's vaults this morning.
Curtis also said al fieavy depositors
had agreed to allow the deposits to
remain. The bank j'fliccrs stated the
capital stock has no hen impaired in
any way. j s
Boston, Dec. 16.-Franc;s Bachelder
& Co., dealers in produce and pro
visions, assigned today for the be' c tit
of their creditors, because of liabilities
of the lirm on 70.t)'0 paper of John
P. Squire & Co. Tije direct liabilities
are about $200 000, with nominal as
sets in exce.-s of tht sum.
NOT ACCEPT ALLEN.
Nerloas Oartlinn K-rardine the Eligibility
of tbe Nebraka 2ffan.
Omaha. Ikv. Hi.j-Will the United
States seuate permit William V. Allen
to take his seat? is the question raised
in high political cirt bs here and is
agitating the minds of Inith Republic
an and fusion partisans, some of
whom hold that the seaute cannot le
gally recognize the credentials which
Mr. Allen holds, namely, the commis
sion signed by Governor Poynter. The
defect to the title is a constitutional
bar, in view of the fact that the late
Senator Hay ward never had an oppor
tunity to take the oath of office.
It is said the fact that Hayward had
not taken the oath caused him much
anxiety daring the las weeks of his
To Car La Grippe la Two Days,
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tab
lets. All druggists refnnd the money
if it fails to cure. . W. Grove's
signature la ou each box. 25 cents.
GIVES UP THE CHASE,
March Fails- to Overtake
the Wily Aguin
aldo. LAST SEEN OF ITLIPIN0 LEADER.
Final Trace of Hiu, Bis Body Guard
Consisted of Three Women and Two
Soldier Was Then Headed for Bayom-bong--Panned
Him to a Ranee 10,000
Feet High, Where Farther Travel Was
Manila, Dec. 16. March, of the
33d infantry, has abandoned the pur
suit of Aguinaldo, having reached
Bagnen in the heart of the Grand Cor
dillera, where there is a range 10,000
arc iur a o-siory ouuuiDg ui presseu
with suites of offices or Oats in the two
feet high, with food scarce, and travel
Aguinaldo'ti Body Guard.
From native couriers and Spanish
prisoners it is learned that Aguinaldo
lift Bontoc with three women and
two soldiers three days ago, headed
southward, evidently for Bayombong,
1 THE LONDON
Is full and running over with the best
Xmas presents for men, boys and children. We have
a full assortment of the following articles suitable for
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Smoking Jackets. Trunks.
, House Coats. Valises.
Bath Robes. Hats.
Ways Muftlets. " Caps.
Reversible Mufflers. Flannel Night Robes.
Square McfHers. Muslin Night Robes.
Puff Ties. - Woolen Gloves and Mittens.
Imperial Ties. Kid Gloves and Mitteos.
Teck Ties. j Underwear.
Bow Ties. j ' Umbrellas.
Club Ties. Sweaters.
DeJoinviWeTies. S Cardigan Jackets.
Fancy Shirts. T . ,
. Jersey Jackets.
.,' t r Fancy Suspenders,
r ancy Vests. '
Suits and Overcoat?. Reefers.
Silk Handkerchiefs. j Linen Handkerchiefs.
Cut This Out and Bring
where it is thought he may encoun
ter the Americans.
March's command is depleted '20 per
cent by the two days march from
Cervantes to Bagnen, so he returned
to Cervantes Dec. 10.
THE SEATING OF QUAY.
The Contest Over the Pennsylvania Sena
torshlp. Washington, Dec. 16. The legal
arguments as to the right of Quay to
a seat in the senate by appointment
of the governor of Pennsylvania, be
gan today beforo the senate commit
tee on privileges at elections.
Former Senator Edmunds contend
ed that Quay did not fall within the
authority conferred upon the govern
or to fill tbe vacancy in the state's
representation in the senate. Attor
ney General Elkin closed the hearing
with an argument in rebuttal of the
statements and arguments advanced
by Edmunds. Carson held that in this
case the governor had full authority
to exercise his constitutional right to
appoint, in order that the state's rep
resentation should be complete.
THE SPRINGFIELD SUICIDE.
Charles Reynold, of Galcabnrg, tbe Vic
tim of the Tragedy.
Springfield, 111., Dec. 15. The re
mains of a man who committed sui
cide in a lodging house Wednesday by
taking strychnine were laentlhecl to
day as Charles Reynolds, a well known
farmer of Galesburg, formerly resid
ing at Groenheld, lowa. uomestic
troubles are supposed to be the cause.
LIKE "BARKING" SQUIRRELS.
Way a Regular Sergeant Fnt a Stop to a
Soldier's Had Freak.
Washington, Dec. lt. Nicholas Da
vis, a member of troop B, Third cav
alry, stationed at. Fort Myer, Va., who
had been drinking heavily, armed him
self with a Krag-Jorseuseu rifle and
several hundred rounds of ammunition
aud barricaded himself in nu uimci-
roomof the company quarters. He
imagined the place was assailed,
opened all the windows and proceeded
to shoot aimlessly about. Bullets flew
iu all directions until the colonel gave
orders to a sergeant to take a guard
and shoot Davis.
The sergeant obeyed, but instead of
ordering the guard to lire did so him
self. The bullet struck the butt of Da
vis rifle, shattering It. The flying
splinters knocked Davis senseless and
scarred his face somewhat, though
giving him no very serious injury. He
is now closely confined and is receiving
Government Troops Win.
Caracas. Venezuela. Dec. 16. The
government troops yesterday com
pletely defeated those of Gen. Her
nandez near Tocuvo, 30 miles from
Death l'enalty at Galesbnrg-.
Galesburg, Dec. 1C. Charles Iiude
wall, convicted today of the murder of
Peter Bolienbach, was given the death
it Along. We May Help You.
PARTY LEADERS ARRAYED.
Sharp Retorts Characterize
Conclusion of the
WASHINGTON. Dec. 16. The 6
days' debate on the currency
bill closed in a sensational manner. The
republican leaders had evidently set a
trap for the minority to show discord
existed on the money question. Just
at the close f the debate today.
Gro8venor, of Ohio, Dalzell. of Penn
sylvania, and Dollivcr, of Iowa, were
p'nt forward to call attention of the
country to the fact that in the long
debate very lit le had been heard
about the free coinage of silver at 1(
to 1 from the minority side of the
house, that not one had offered an
amendment containing such a propo
sition. After an exciting exchange of
taunts and denials between republi
can members and leaders of the dem
ocrats, parliamentary obstacles were
removed through Overstrect, who, in
charge uf the bill, asked unanimous
consent for amendment to the rule to
permit amendment be offered. Then
Driggs, of New York, democrat,
blocked the game with objections.
Incidents of the day were the sensa
tional speech by Lent., democrat, of
Ohio, denouncing the prosecution of
war in the Philippines and charging
an alliance between Great Britain and
the United Slates to subvert liberty,
and an attack upon the memory of
ex-President Hayes by Clark, demo
crat, of Missouri. Brown, of Ohio,
republican, warmly defended the
memory of Hayes.
Tbe vote upon the currency bill
will be taken Immediately after the
reading of the journal Monday. Over
street saya it will have 36 majority.
lhe debate then lapsed into dullness
for an hour, interrupted only by
brief bnt sharp exchanges between
Payne, republican, of New York, and
Bailey, democrat, of Texas, the
former making covert reference to
his fight for tbe senate, Bailey coun
tering by saying that the gentleman
from New York was never so serious
as when he tri-d to be funny, and
Continued on Second Pace
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