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VOL. XLvm no. ..
ROCK ISLAND, ILL... THURSDAY. JANUARY 4.1900.
PRICE THREE CENTS.
Heavy Artillery Duel Re-
sumed at Rens-
BETWEEN BRITISH AND BOERS
French Reports There Has
lie en Incessant Action
in the Hills.
London,. Jan. 4. A dispatch from
Rensberg tin morning says the
heavy artillery duel recommenced at
daybreak. Further details'of lighting
Iteiween Gatacre and the Boers show
:.0O Hoers. with artillery, attacked a
Jtritish ontpost liotween Cypbergat
and Moltcno. (iatacre. with mounted
troops of held artillery moved out in
front of Sterkstrooni and found the
liners fetrongly posted at Copesberg,
whence they were jiiickly dislodged,
the noi fleeing in tne'direction of
Paris, Jan. 4. INport it current on
the bourse that liuller met with
niiotberobcck in hi efforts to relieve
Frrneh Report IfirMnaot Fifth tin p.
London. Jan. 4. News from French
is that lighting in the hilN is incrtf
sant. The Iatt telegrams say the
French have almost surrounded Coles,
burg. Init that the ISoers aro stifily
defending all positions close to them.
Helmont. Cape Colony. J:in. 3.
!oI. Tilcher. it is officially announced.
l.eing the onlv on on a raiding ex
yiedition and for military rensons. b
ing unable to occupy Douglas per
manent! v. evacuated the town, bring
ing off all the loyalist. He has now
returned safely to elo?e proximity to
A UtSU Pi'ltTIIE OI'ES.
)r. .Iimnun .ul Cerll RhodM1 Brother
fly na llorxltark.
Hoof J Mager. Ladysmith. Jan. 2.
Six horsemen made a dash from Iady
tsuiith a. few l ights ago. ami though
pursued, escaped. It i lelieved the
party included Col. Rhodes, brother
of Cecil llhode. and Dr. Jameson.
Iloer (.'amp. Clenn, Jan. '1. Brit
ish naval guns at Chiveley camp con-ttm-d
an ineffective long range lire
flight and day. to divert the lioer at
tention from the movement of troops.
Frere Cunp. J.tn I . Vigorous shell
ing of the liner' trenches on the plain
this morning forced the Burghers to
fdiifi their position after the horses
ANOTIIKK SIIII SKI.KO.
ticrmn Mall SlMim-r 'uptnrel ly the
Ilerlin, Jan. 4. Tlie Ccrnian mail
.-learner Central ha Ie9n detained st
Aden and occupied bv Hrilish trooj s
with the ohject of searching the cat
go. she belonging to the same com
pany as the liundesrat h. recently
Hamburg. Jan. 4 Although the
manifests of the steamer General,
seized at Ailcn. show there was not
war material on hoard, she wns com
pelled to ilischarge her eirgo.
NKWS OK KIMBKBU V.
lloer C;le the Cimrrl'O t Spelt of IIa?jr
Uomterdawnt for m Chsi g.
Slcrkstrooui. .Ian. 3. tleueral t!at
acre tod.iy met the invading for-es at
Cyphers-it. near the i:r:iih advance
-amp at Kitslimanslioek. The Uoers
retired hurriedly shortly after the Brit
ish artillery oiened lire. The enemy
certified Moltcno and Cypher-rat tolay.
lint the latter ihlce is now reoccuiiied
Fn-ere Camp. Jan. -1. Captuin Thor
neycrofi's patrol found the enemy lit
Milne force at the Little Tujieia bridge.
Their presence was discovered by
K-outs. It is u-Nirted that live men
and a lieutenant of the party have not
Frre Camp. Jan. 4. Captain Thor-
Made from pure
cream of tartar.
Safeguards the food
Atom tukio? powders are t&e greatest
n toTirVfh of tfc poet dir.
tQe CO-. .
night evinced considerable Interest in
ihe Premier mine, usin-r their search
lights. This morning they actively
f helled the fort. The Itoyal artillery
replied. Our shell. were well placed
and dropied amid the smoke of the
enemy's guns. I.ast night s storm
ignited Rome of our military mines, but
there were no casualties. Cecil Ithodes
has .supplied the Kucr prisoners i;!i
Mguiuranre of Pil her'n Moim.
London, .Ian. 4. From a source
which has many facilities or gaining
inside news from South Africa, a rep
resentarlve of Tlie Associated Press
learns that Colonel Pilchcr's occupa
tion of Douglas is regarded as merely
the rirst t-tep of tJeiieral Methnen's
carefully matured plans to outtlotik
the Hiers. Acconling to this authority
It Is pmhablv Colonel PHcher. n con
junction vri.ii GTiier:ii ltnoington s
l'or-e from the Mouiler river pro
ceed to the rear of those intretichments
which now prevent ieneral Methuen
from prM-eediug to Kimlx-rley. Cohinel
lMleher has only aliout forty miles to
travel lK'fore he achieves this end.
and if this understanding is correct, an
attack by Jeneral Methnen and a de
termined effort to relieve Kilierley
may lie exiected any day.
Itrltisli Nut Yrt in C'olr.shrrg.
It seems that the British have not
o-eiipied Coles berg as was telegraphed
.Monday. A dispatch from Naauw
jM.wrt. ihitcd yestenlay, say: "Then
was brisk tightiug tlay in the hil!s
around ColeslH-rg. The Itoers stub
bornly resisted the British at every
point, but graiinally retreated. The
British heltl the extreme position, to
the south ami east, overlooking the
town. The hills around ColesU-rg are
numerous, not in ranges, lint in groups,
making it very ditlictilt to hunt the
Hht Keportml la lrf;mw.
A dispatch from Sterksirom. Cape
Colony, dated yesterday, says: "The
I'.oers attacked Molteno this morning.
A brisk action is now iu progress."
IJitttitioluKtie Tiin- at OonglaM.
After I'ilcher had defeat til the Roers
at Suunyslde Tuesday he started with
his whole force to Ioitgla. The troops
entered the town unopposed and amid
extraordinary scenes. The inhabitants
were overjoyed and crowded about the
soldiers, shaking bauds with them,
ami when they learned that their deliv
ers were Canadians and Australians
the enthusiasm bee.-iine frenzied. There
were deafening cheers as the troops
traversal the main street, and it was
almost impossible for them to make
progr the crowds being so eager to
t.hakc hands with the colonials.
l .toK OF IIK1..U.OA i:.v.
til-rot Itritain Will Not Hrlzr the llsi
Vi urkln on Thw; Sciiun-.
I.outlon. Jan. 4. A representative of
the Associated Press has Oeen in
formed on good authority that Creat
Britain will not take Ielagoa hay. The
British government, it is added, does
not contenrplate any such ffep. in spite
of the clamor of the press and public
opinion, upon the advisability of so do
in(f. The Associated I'n-ss Icarus that
Lord Salisbury has not only got the
attorney general. Sir Kiehurd Webster,
working hard on the question of the
Ifclagoa bay flour seizures, but that he
1 consulting with theablest lawyers in
Cr. at Britain.
To iuote a high official: "Kngland
Is between Scylla and Chary Inlis. If
we declare food stuffs contraband we
put ourselves in a most awkard iw
sltioa should we be a neutral power in
some future war. We are most anxious
to conserve the interests of the Cnited
States, yet self-preservation must nce
esarilv come lirsi." It was further
learned by a representative of the As
sociated I"ress that Ureal Britain may
lay down new regulations regarding
contraband, making a distinction be
tween food evidently iutended for do
mestic purposes ami food palpably in
tended for Held rations. I'nder the lat
ter head might come classes of canned
The British government fully real
izes that the representations of Choate
will ioinpel it to decide this far-reaching
matter, and while his request bus
been made and received In the most
friendly spirit the quandary is not
relished by Iord Salisbury, though it
is not rega nled as likely to cause in
SITfATIrtX or fJEN. FRFXCH.
Ha m. Camp In a Trap bat Cannot ilt
It the Coup,
Loudon. Jau. 4. There Is a complete
absence of anything new from the seat
of war. Apparently Ueneral French
hoidsnothlng within live miles of Coles
berg Junction. His request for rein
forcements dispels any present hope
that he will be able to seize one of the
crossings of the Orange river. As The
Daily Telegraph says. General French
"seems to te In the position of a man
Having a tiger cat in a trap and tin
able to kill it for want of a stick."
Since Commandant General Joubert's
return to the front the cannonade of
Ladysmitb by the Boers has lecu
much liverlicr. Between Doc. IS aad
lec. 12 four shells killed one o finer
and thirteen men and wounded thir
teen officers and eleven men. The war
office has authorized the equipment of
the new battery attached to the Lon
dou volntecr corps with Vh-ker"s and
Maxim's and ordered bl lVs-"ntnd-er
quick- tirers builf immediately.
The officers and men of the new lot
tery will lie supplied from the Honor
able Artillery company.
Hon.Sidney Kolx-rt tlreville. equerry
to tin- !rine .f Wales, has obtained
the prince's commission to go to the
front. Recently he has tieen acting as
Ird Salisbury's secretary instead of
CchomlM-rg .b-DoiitielI. who has gone
to South Africa. A ineiig the announce
ments of those who volunteered yes
terday apear the nanus of a hundred
or more sons of gentlemen. Many of
these are Scotch.
C.eraiaaT Ha. Nt rrutrMnl.
Berlin. Jan. 4. It is semi-officially
annottueed that liermany has not pro
tested agatust the seizure of the Buu
desrath. but hits merely requested that
the matter le investigated and settled
as speedily as possible. Friendly nego
tiation in this direction are now pro
ceeding here. . . -
FATE OF FRENCHMEN.
. Paris Senate Condemns Four
j Prominent Person
TEN YEAES GIVEN TO GUEEIN
Durtnc Which Period He Is toSufTrrCon
nnemeot In t-'ortltlecl Place Ueroalele,
ltaffett and Halurea Are Ordered Kan.
tuned From the Country For Four
Paris. Jan. 4. The senate as a high
court today condemned Buffett and
Deroulele to 10 jears banisnnment
Guerin was sentcnceil to lit years'
conlinement in a forlihed place, and
Sainces was sentenced to 1 yeara'
SEISMIC SHOCK. VICTIMS.
Kterht Hnndred liodlea Kerovered From
Tliirteon Hrstroyed Vlllaicrs.
Triftis, Jan. 4. The Russian Trans
cauensia says altogether IS villajjes
in the Acbilalake district experiencel
earthquake shoeks. Six of these were
completely destroyed. Eight hun
dred dead bodies have already been
CONTEST IN KENTUCKY.
Joint t'oiiiiuit tie That Will Hear the
(inbrrnatorial use Taylor Pr-parins.
rrankfort. Ky.. Jan. 4. The joint
committee which will hear evidence in
the Goebel-Taylor and Beckham-Marshall
contests for governor and lieu
tenant governor, will be formed today.
The law provides that the niemliers of
the committee shall Ik- drawn by lot.
three in the senate and eight iu the
house. The jolicy of the tJocbc! lead
ers will lie to push the contests to a
filial issue as speedily as possible.
Governor Taylor's attorneys are pre
paring not only rebuttal evidence to
offset the charge of fraud set forth in
Goeliel's notice of contest, but. accord
ing to Senator Deboe. are going much
further and attempting to show up
counter frauds of a glaring nature on
the Democratic side.
Colonel Whallen was arraigned for
examining trial on the attempted brib
ery charge tiel'ore MagistrateThoiupson
yestenlay a f term Kin and held over
in the Franklin county grand jury. He
was represented by Genera! P. Wat
Hardin and Theodore Ilallam. His
!ud was tised at Sio.ooo.
.Frankfort. Ky.. Jan. 4 The box
said to contain i.L0), to bo paid in
the alleged biibery transaction be
tween Col. Whalcn and Senator Har
reil. was delivered to tha grand jury
GREAT STRIKE THREATENED
One in Pennsylvania : tarlel That May In
volve 30.000 31 nei.
Indianapolis. .Ian. 4. Keports re
ceived by the Cnitcil Mine Workers
from the IVntral Pennsylvania region,
where a strike involving :!o.oik or more
men is threatened, say that over l.lHH)
men are now idle. If the operators do
not make certain concessions there
will lie one of the largest tie-ups known
in several years, tlie mine workers
John Mitchell, president of the min
ers, said yesterday that assurances had
lieen received that the miners will
have representatives at the annual con
vention from Maryland. Pennsylvania.
West Virginia. Virginia. Ohio. Indiana.
Illinois. Kentucky. Tennessee. Ala
bama. Iowa. Kansas. Arkansas. Michi
gan. Indian Territory. Texas. New
Mexico ami one or two other points,
while ojierators will com" from Ohio.
Pennsylvania. Indiana. Illinois. Michi
gan. Kentucky. Iowa and elsewhere.
COMBINE " OF POTTERIES.
eaiil to Include All'but Three or Four in
Last Liverpool. O.. Jan. 4. During
the past year the whitcware potters of
the country have been endeavoring to
get together and form a combination to
prevent the ruinous competition which
has made the business unprofitable. A
great deal of quiet work has lieeu done
in the past six weeks among the let
ters of this section, and it is now an
noumed that the combination is prac
tically accomplished, taking in all but
three or four of the tableware potter
ies of this country.
A valuation of l.tKHM""! has lieen
placed on the projicrty. The stock will
not le negotiated ou the market, the
owners of the plants each taking a
pro-rata interest. No further advance
of prices is contemplated, but price
cutting will lie stoppetL A large sum
will le sii veil In the purchase of ma
terial. No changes in management of
the concerns will le made and no
plants will be shut dowu. This city is
naaily Hon In a Railway Wreelc.
St. Paul. Jan. 4. A passenger train
on the t'hicago Great Western railroad
last night crashed Into the rear of a
Northern Pacific stock train near the
Mississippi street bridge here, splitting
tfce caloose In two and injuriug seven
men. Six of them were uot seriously
injured, bnt John Power, of lear
Lake. Minn., was very badly crushed
and scalded. His recovery seems
Why Iavl I In Sonth Afrlra.
Washington. Jan 4. It Is reported
that Welster Davis, assistant secre
tary of the interior, will never resume
the duties of his offii-e. and his resigna
tion is exectod. He is now In Sonth
Africa. It Is understood that friction
has existed in the interior department
for some time and that Mr. Davis'
leave of absence was meant to mark
the end of if.
- Will Develop Ked SamUtone Oaarry.
"Houghton. MV-h' Jan. 4. The ar
ticles, of iccoTDoratioq of the Superior
Red Standstone company, of Hough
ton, will be filed this week. The com
pany has a capital of $30,000 and ha
lieen formed to develop a redstone
quarry on the lands near the old Half
way on the IAnse- road.
One To Be Held Feb. 1 i at Chlrago soro
To Be a Suet-e.
Chicago, Jan. 4. M. L. Lockwood,
who Is chairman of the executive com
mittee which has called the anti-trust
conference to assemble In Chicago on
Lincoln's birthday, Feb. 12, and who is
also president of the American Anti
Trust League, is in the city in at
tendance at the meeting of the com
mittee, and says that the conference !s
exciting extraordinary interest.
The success of the conference is as
sured. Already men of national reputa
tion by the hundreds, including busi
ness men. orators, scholars, students
and authors, have signilled their inten
tion to le in attendance, and the in
terest is growing.
ITALY FAVORS IT. TOO.
I .ant of the Great Powers In China Open
Washington, Jan. 4. Italy has re
turned a favorable response to the
note of the state department respect
ing the open door in China. Italy i9
the last of the ereflt powers to be
heard from. Thi makes the assent
of the others effective.
Pope Kid Not Xame'Hts Surrrnwr.
Indianapolis. Jan. 4. The dispatch
from Kome announcing. that Pope Leo
after tile recent .ereinotty' of throwing
iqien tiie holy door tat St. Peter's
cathedral clearly ileslgaated as his suc
cessor Cardinal Cerolawo Maria Gottl
was shown to Bishoji-. Chatard. just
from Kome. and was pronounced by
him a canard.
V a l)e-eadaat of Israel Putnam.
New York. Jan. 4. William H. Put
nam, the undertaker who conducted
the funeral of Henry Clay at Washing
ton and A&hland. Ky.. and Daniel
Webster at Marshtlcld. Mass.. is dead
at his home in this city, aged 81 years.
He was a lineal descendant of Cen
tral Israel Putnam, the revolutionary
ISoutPlle Making: Some Progi-en.
Bangor, Me.. Jan.' 4. A private let
ter from the attending physician at
McLean asylum. Waverley. Mass., says:
"I am very glad to be able to tell you
that Congressman Boutelle has made
some further progress since I wrote
you on I-'riday last."
Venezuela Honor Our Heroes.
Washington. Jan. 4. The Venezue
lan government has conferred the or
der of the Bust of Bolivar" on Ad
miral Sampson. Captains Taylor. Cook.
Sigsbee. Chadwiek. Goodrich, and
Commanders Mead, Dayton. Symouds
and Todd, of the naw.
Killed by a Fall rrom II Ik Train.
Des Moines. Ia.. Jan. 4. David
Wright, engineer of the Chicago and
Northwestern road, stood .iu the gang
way of his locomotive as it entered a
curve near Bertram yesterday, and as
the engine swayed he was thrown to
the ground and killed. Kngim-er J. hi.
I-'iske. who fell similarly from his en
gine at Mechanicsvllle a few days ago.
Killed a Mnn for .stealing Oerne.
Chicago. Jan. 4. Albert Polinskl.
butcher, last night knocked at the door
of John Downey's home and when
liownoyappearedshot him in the stom
ach. The wounded man died. Dow
ney is said to have stolen three geese
from Pollnski's home.
Milwaukee. Jan. 4. At a meeting
of the Prohibition state central com
mittee Madison was chosen as the
pl.i and Aug. 1HJ as the time for
holding the state convention.
.lrf.anrtn AVI II Dt a Senator.
Jackson. Mtsa.. Jan. 4. The Donio
critio caucus here last night unani
mously nominated ex,-Governor A. J.
Mi'I-aurin for the lofig terra United
States seuatorship. t
Cases of butionic plague have ap
peared at Manila.
The Law ton fund Is rejiorted to ag
gregate over i?rt.uil0.
Princess Saliu Sal m is going toSoutii
Afriea as an army nurse.
Buffalo and Pittsburg trains are
Mailed iu snow drifts near Corry, Pa.
Tlie bubonic plague has broken out
iu the city and neighborhood of Sao
John Albert. Philadelphia, is dead,
aged SH years. He was well kuowu as
a maker of violins.
Foraker has introduced a bill in the
senate providing a form of govern
ment for the Island of Porto Kico.
The French high court has found
Deroulede and Guerin guilty of con
spiracy against the French republic.
Mrs. Minnie Fox was burned to
death at Chicago while asleep. The
tire was accidentally started by a 4
j ear-old sou.
August Vincent, of Chicago, placed
$ 150 in a parlor stove for safekeeping.
Mrs. Vincent started the fire and the
Sigmar Mohring, editor of the comic
paper LTk. Berlin, has been sentenced
to six months imprisonment for in
sulting the Koman Catholic church in
a iioem. N-v
A bra in S. Hewitt and EdwaTtl Coop
er ha--e added t-JWJntO to the fund of
CIO-ukx' given to trooper Institute by
Andrew Carnegie for the establishment
of a mechanics' arts day school.
The federal court of appeals at Chi
cago rubtl that.G. S. lord's iiaynient
of first insurance premium for Her
man D. Cable when latter was seri
ously ill made a policy for $.-o,hio
The C. I- Henry company, of Wan
pun. maunCavtnrers --erf pa-er boxes,
will move tbetctlilapt lo Watertown.
Wis- rovidel loeul capitalists will fur
nish sire ami ruil4n lare enough
t employ 500 peopled
FORFEITS THE MONEY.
Northwestern Elevated at Chica
go Gets the Wsrst of the
PATS HIGH TOE AN EXTENSION.
Windy City Get) $100,000 In Ccsh and Re
eovers a Lot of Coneessionn Further
Trntiuiony in the Lauoer Station Murder
L'ae Doetur Arrested for Mnrler New
ltailway LieenseU state Hank Statistics
Problem of the Drainage Channel.
Chicago. Jan. 4. The trouble be
tween the city and the Northwestern
K'.evated road ended last night for
the time being. Kepresentatives of the
company, tinancial backers of the en
terprise, and officials of the city agreed
upon an ordinance presented to tlie
city council granting an extension of
time for the road for which the com
pauy forfeiis Its deposit of $100.00 and
various concessions grained under the
original odinances. All cases against
the employes of the road for attempt
ing to run trains contrary to the orders
of the police will be dropped. An at
tempt was made to run a train yester
day, but fifty officers stood on the
track in front of it. others climbed
a hoard to arrest the motorman the in
stant he placed his hands on the lever:
and the attempt was abandoned. No
trains will now be run until the Dual
completion of tlie road.
Problem torthe ltraiiiOKe Canal.
.Now that the drainage canal Is fill
ing with water, the problem confront
ing the sanitary district trustees is
whether the sluice gates of tlie control
ling works at I.oekport shall be kept
pen or closed. The majority of the
trustees favor leaving them open, tak
ing t.he position that ifthey are closed
injunction proceedings" can be begun
to prevent their being opened. Trustee
Alexander J. Jones holds that no im
munity from injunction has been ob
tained by letting the water in or will
be obtained by periiiiting it to go
through the great sluii-e gates when It
reaches their level at Lockport. and he
therefore favors closing the gates until
a permit to oix-n them is issued. The
members of the state insectioii com
mission are reticent as to their, policy
In -the, matter, but It is believed that
they will petition for an injunction to
restrain the flow.
LAl'UKK STATION Ml'RDEK TRIAL
llefcnse Presents Slty-Nlne Witnesses to
Alibis anl ool Character.
Vienna. Ills.. Jan. 4. The defense In
the Lauder trial of the mine union
miners ou the charge of killing Mrs.
Hannah Karr on the morning of June
oil last closed its case Tjiesday. Sixty
nine witnesses in all had been ex
amined, and the last ou the stand was
W. D.Kyau. the state secretary-treasurer
of the Miners' association. The
witness testilicd to the good reputation
of Jeriniaii. one of the defendants and
alibis for him ami others of the ac
cused. John Young testilieil to seeing
Brush shoot twice at the time the train
en rr v in art he colored lM-rsons to his mine
One fifth off of any winter Overcoat,
Ulster and Re.fer in the house. This
includes men's, boys and children's
garments. No goods on this sale sold
FOR SPOT CASH ONLY.
I THE LONDON !
stopped' at fhe crossing. "MSrris salrt
he examined the car in which Mrs.
Karr was killed, and that only one
shot had gone through the side and
that at the other end of the car from
where the negress was killed.
Brush testified that he did not fire a
shot at the Brush crossing and that
the evidence of Mr. and Mrs. John
Young was false. He claimed that
1'nion City burned as late as S:tV) on
the :toth of June, and probably later.
He also swore that he never used the
expression. "Shoot, boys, shoot." that
was attributed to him. Fourteen at
torneys are engaged in the case, and
as all of them expect to make pleas the
case will hardly go to the jury liefore
tha first of next week.
ARRKSTKD ON A MIKDER CH Altf. I-
Prominent Doetor Arciik-Hl of the Death
of a Young Woman.
Mattoon. Ills.. Jan. 4. Dr. D. Win
ton Dunn, a prominent physician, has
been arrested ou a charge of murder,
preferred by State's Attorney Andrews.
The arrest is the result of the inquiry
of the death of Mrs. Anna Lester.
which occurred Sunday at the home of
Thomas Litlster. a farmer residing
nliout four miles west of Maftoou.
where she was employed.
It was stated by the woman before
she died that Dr. Dunn had performed
an operation on her Dec. 13. The
persons concerned have Ikji-iio excellent
reputations. Dr. Dunn came here from
ItiHJuoin. Ills., a year ago. where he
had served as mayor of that city. Dr.
Dunn and Lidstcr both emphatically
deny the charge against them.
Romance of a Horse Trainer.
Galesburg. Ills., Jan. 4. Something
of a romance attaches to the marriage
of Geogre W. Neff. of Galesburg. ami
Miss Nellie Morrison, postmistress of
North Bradly. Mich., lief ore a Chicago
justice Tuesday. The bride is a daugh
ter of Allen Morrison, a wealthy Michi
gan citizen. The groom is a horse
traiuer. During a trip to California he
met Miss Morrison ou the train, and
the friendship developed into a love
state Ranks In Illinois.
Springfield. Ills.. Jan. 4. State Audi
tor McColloch has compiled the busi
ness of the state banking department
for the last year. On Dec. 1J. 18!S.
there were 1-4'J state banks In operdntion
Iu Illinois: uow there are 151 in opera
tion, an increase of P. Seventeen
state banks have been organized since
Dec. 1. ls.S; five have gone into vol
untary liquidation and four have in
creased their capital slock.
Chiiaifo, Peoria and St. Louis Railway.
Spriuglield. Ills.. Jan. 4. The sec
retary of state yesterday lieetised the
Chicago. Peoria aud St. Louis railway
company. Location of principal office.
Springfield; capital stock. .'S7..".rsj.lKiO.
lo be constructed from Pi-kin. T.izw.ll
county. Ills., to Havana. Macon county.
thence to Sprtugtiehl. Sangamon coun
ty, thence to Fast St. Louis.
Appointment by (Governor Tannw.
Springfield. Ills.. Jan. 4. Governor
Tanner has np-iointed Kobert Bell, of
Mont Carniel. state commissioner of
charities to succeed F. P. Sloan, of
McLeausboro. who has resigned
To Core a Cold In One Day.
Take Laxative Brorao Quinine Tablets.
All druggists refund the money if it
fails to cure. E. V. Grove's signa
ture is on each box. 2i cents.
Government's Relations With
New York Hank Af
fairs. BOTH HOUSES SAY SO.
Question of Santiago
Washington, Jan. 4. The hou-c
committee on ways and means re
ported the resolution presented jes
terdav bv Suler. calling on Secretary
Gage for full information relative to
the department's relations with the
National City and the Hanover Na
tional banks, of New York, with
amendments extending the scope of
the inquiry. Levy, democrat, of
New York, ottered a further amend
ment, asking the secretarv's reasons
for delaying the deposits in the na
tional banks until the panic occurred.
The speaker ruled tne amendment
ont of order, and the resolution
passed as reported. Adjourned until
The Philippine PoMermloim.
Iii the senate Beveridge, of Indiana.
prtsented the following resolution:
''That the Philippine Islands are
terriiorv belonging to the United
States. That it is the intention of
the United States to retain them as
such and establish and maintain such
governmental control throughout the
archipelago as the situation may de
Beveridge will speak upon it next
The committee on foreign relations
reported a form of government for
Hawaii. A message was received from
the president, transmitting the testi-
monvtaken bv the commission ap
pointed to investigate the conduct of
the war by the war department.
Alien s resolution asking informa
tion as to the treasury s relations
with the National city and Hanover
National banks, modified, was passed.
Aldrich, in charge of the senate
financial bill, called up that measure,
aud addressed the senate in explana
tion of its provisions.
At the cUse of Aid rich's speech tho
senate went into executive session.
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