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VOL. XL.VIII 2s O. 11.1.
HOCK ISLAND. ILL... TIIOUSDAY. M AT? CH 1. 1900.
TRICE THREE CENTS.
RELIEF HAS REACHED
British Have Saved White and His Long Besieged Garrison.
LONDON JOY EXCEEDS THE LIMIT.
News Attended by
I,ondon, March 1. It is otliciaily
announced that LadysmUh has leen
London, March 1. The war ollice
received the following from Iiuller:
"Lyttleton's headfjutriers, March 1,
:i:0. a. in. (Jen. Dundonrild. with
Natal ear hi n era anl composite regi
ment, entered Ladysmith last night."
Country V11 Cleaned I i.
London, March 1. I'uller wires
from Nelthrope, under today's date,
that he has just returned from Lady
smith. He adds that the whole coun
try south of that place is cleared of
-. N 4 1. 1 H 1 1 .IIIV IS t.MONHMH.
Wliiotlrs Illow. ItelL Klue J I'eople
Hhoot and Sinn .ixl Have the yneu."
When the news of the relief of Lady
smith became generally known. Ioti
don went uial with joy, and through
out Kugland scenes were witnessed
which are without parallel in the
memories of this generation. Tin
lord mayor of London i mined lately
telegraphed congratulations to (Jens
White and Hullcr. When the queen
reeeived the news at Windsor, th'?
bells on the Curfew tower of the cas
tie rang in honor of the event. The
storm of juhilation centered around
the mansion house, and by noon
t housands of persons Mocked the ap
proaches of that building. Hag,
handkerchiefs and hats waved frantic
ally am! mighty shouts went up for
Luller. Koberts and White. Ail
thought-of business was forgotten.
Nothing could lie done on the stock
exchange except sing -Cod Save the
tjueen" and cheer. Stores closed and
1 le niivur ordered a holiday for the
.-hools'. All over the I'nited Kingdom
thoe scenes were duplicated.
In Glasgow. Liverpool. llirming
liani and Kdinburgh whistle and toll
hell chimed, ami crowds parade 1 the
MrtMsts singing and shouting.
t'I.KMKNTS KNTKUS COI-rUBKICU.
otha.la.tlrallr Keclel ni lioer. In
UensWrg. Feb. -J. (ten. Clements,
escorted by a njuadron of Inniskil
Jings. entered Odesberg this morning.
He received an enthusiastic reception.
The Hoers are in full retreat. A num
ler of leading men were arrested. The
Inhabitants are well and are not starv
ing. They suffered many indignities
at the hands of the Hoers. but no vio
lence. A-saultii on Mjfeklnr-
London, Mirth 1. A sp.cial from
Capetown says a telegram received
from Mafeking announces that the
ltoers made severe and protracted as
saults Feb. 17 and 1. but were driven
t.lT at all points with loss of 1J killed
Sterkspruil. Cape Colony. Feb. is.
-The ISocrs admit their losses when
lira ban le captured Jamestown at .V
killed. I2i wound-1 and 30.1 mining.
H.yrr Korr e Cnerrc
IViardeberg. Feb Js.The II jits
are reported to be in f jice to the south
Made from pure
cream of tartar.
Safeguards the food
Alum biking powder are tht grcitat
to kcabb of the proea day.
the Greatest Demons! ration
and west. The liiilish are well trd
cat erf ul.
Frendi Kportel In Itlof-nifontein.
Loudon, March 1. It is reported
here, although there is no continua
tion, that French has reached liloein
Itu'lrr SfDlJ Flue of Trorf.
London. March IT 'Winston Church
ill til a dLspaieli from Colt-nso. dated
Tuesday. aid: "The condition of thp
wounded who were (intended on the
hillside Sunday was so painful that
general Iiuller s- nt n Has of truce to
the enemy, ami it was arranscd that
throughout Sunday military move
ments should continue on both shies,
but there should be no shooting. This
truce terminated nt dusk. The P.O'TS
then resumed a furious musketry at
tack on the Hritisli left. The attack
was tcpulsed. Fighting continues
vigorously. We shall s- e who can
stand 'bin-ketln' best, the Tiriton or
London. March 1. General Ruller
has at last had what looks like a dis
tinct success In ids tight on -the road
to Ladysmith. The war office has re-ceivi-d
a di"path from General , Iiuller
.'liiti'iiuieiuK that I'ieter's hill, the ene
my's main position, was matillh-ontly
captured Tuestlay and sixty prisoners
taken. The Dublin fusiliers with two
battalions of the sixth brigade under
General liartoii ascended an almost
perpeiidieular cliff and carried the top
of I'ietcr's hill, which Hanked the Iioer
left. Then General Warren, command
ing the fourth and eleventh brigades.
ieicetlvi-ly, under command of Col
onel North and Colonel Kitchener,
stormed i be Imm r Misitio:. the South
Laucashires leading the assault.
Ietall of T'rnJ Surrender.
General lloberts reports nut more
prisoners at Mod.ler river, which
makes abouf .".ihni ltoers captured dur
ing his movement which relieved Kim-l.-rlev.
lie also reports that Ihe Hrit
isli have airain oci njiied Iieiishun;. le
taiis of the sinrender of Crotije have
also been receive!. When the lioer
coinmaihler was bnniKht under escort
of General l'rettyman to Getieial Kob
erts his face was absolutely impassive,
exhibiting no siri if his iuer fe linj:s.
Lord Koberts was surrounded by his
staff when General 1'rcttyiiiHii. ad
dresina the li.-ld marshal, said: Coiu
uiMiKlaut Cron.le. sir."
I'lie commaudaut toiii-hed his hat in
salute and Lor I Roberts saluted in re
turn. The whole lziuiip then dismounted
and Lord Roberts steppe forward and
shook hands with tin- lioer commander.
"Vnii made a izallaut defense, sir." was
the lirst salutation of Lord Roberts to
the vanquished Itoer lader.
Hirr lrliir ' -1 Vniith.
The war otfiie has r, eived the fol
lowini: lipat '.i from I.orl RolMTts.
dated I'aardob-r;r. I"'b. ITS: "Gronje
with his family left here yesterday in
charse of Major General l'rettyman
ti ii I uuiii'f ll.o 's-ort of the City Im
perial volunteers ami mounted infan
try. Later in the day the remainim;
prisoner' wen iu charge of the Larl of
Krrell and s-ortt'l by l lie( ;ion--sters
ami too Imperial volunteers. Th wo
men ami t-hil lren ar- beinz s'tit to
tii ir homes. I unlerstaul that zreat
iMssatisfaciioii was felt by the lioer
at Crouje's refusal nt acept my offer
of safe eonduet to the women and
children, and medical care for the
wound-!. 170 of whom are imw in our
hospital. Very many of them are in a
terirble pliclit for want of car at an
earlier stase. I Inspected the R,ht
laa cer y"sterday and was much struck
by the ingenuity and energy with
which the osition was made almost
Impregnable to assault."
(.IIECN CONOR ATI' LATtS THETUOOISJ
Roberta and Iiuller Bply to llr Majesty
Total ItritUh Luw
. LvuJon. March 1. ;Ia her. disDatch
to ixra irooert-s -fobowrng the an-
nounceiaent tX sUie surrender of Gen
trai Cronje. tier majesty sa;.i: "Accept.
for yourself and for all under your
command in v warmest congratulations
on this snlendiil liev, s." Lord Roberts
mliel &3 follows; -AH under my
command sre deeply crateful for your
majesty's most gracious message. Con
prat illations from rlieir queen are an
honor the soldiers IarIv prize."
ieiieral Iiulh-r has wired his thanks
to the iueen for her teleirrans of
yraeious svmpatliy and eiieouraire-
inent." The queen's dispatch to Iiuller
was as follows: "I have heard with
the deepest concern the heavy losses
eustained by my brave Irish soldiers
HAJOR OESERAL O. EARTO.t.
and I lesire to express niy sympatny
end admiration of the splendid fight
ing qualities they have exhibited
throughout these trying operations.
The rapidlv growing casualty lists
are being classified as quickly as pos
sible. They show that up to yesterday
morning the total number of casualties
was IIW',4. of which -J.l'.l'J were sidded
during the last fortnight. Ten of the
eleven Scotch regiments lost about -.-O.'n
men and eight of the Irish regi
ments J.imni. Tliull collie the Glouccs
ti rs anil Xorthnmberlands. while f
nearly colonials tin Royal Cana
dians lost 121 and the Victoria mounted
contingent -'- The casualties are
classified thus: Killed. 1. !'!'": wounded,
;.'.i.':s; missing. -'.IT.".; disease. VIM.
Colenso. l-'eb. 'J!. Vesterlay an
armistice was agreed upon ami both
sides removed their wounded and
burieil their dead. The Hoers lo-it heavi
ly in attacking, and many were killed
among the trees.
IEuttni; ft fi Hie line nue Tax.
Washington. March 1. Coinmlsloner
Wilson, of the Internal revenuebureau.
has decided that conveyances of realty
to trustees or by trustees without val
uable consideration are not taxable un
der the war revenue act.
SNOW STORM IS GENERAL.
Kcat lie from the Southw et as t or East
as Ohio In Chicago.
Chicago. March 1. A snow storm
that s'-t the old inhabitant to talking
began here Tuo-day night mid did not
stop until yesterday afternoon. In that
time nearly a foot of snow fell on the
level. While it was snowing it was
also blowing atxuit foity miles an hour
and getting ..bout town was difficult
In the extreme. The wind continued
after the snow ceased, but at no time
was it odd enough to be called a bliz
zard. Street railway traffic was dif
ficult, but on most lines wa.s fairly
The storm originated in the south
west ami the whole of that part of the
country is covered to the depth of from
two to three feet. From Texas to Ohio
the earth is covered, the stortr. reach
ing up into Michigan and Wiscn.-in.
HOLIDAY FOR UNION MINERS.
March 31 To lie Olixert -l In Honor of the
Indianapolis. March 1. .lolm Mitch
ell, president of the I'nited Mine Work
ers, yesterday issue! a call addressed
to all labor union men of the country,
requesting t hem to observe Saturday,
March ."1. a a holiday. It is the anni
versary of the founding of the eight
hour work day among miners in t'hi
tago iu lvv. It is expected that 2."0.
(mhi miners, iok.iioii of whom are union
men. will cease all work vu the anni
Hig demonstrations will be held In
mining towns and cities, and Mitchell
says that already then- are many calls
for prominent speakers to address min
ers who are arranging elaborate pro
grammes of entertainment. All union
men are pledged not to work on the an
I'opuli-t 1'rrshlt-ntial Ticket.
Ilostoti. March 1. George F. Wash
burn, chairman of the Massachusetts
I'opulist state committee, who nas just
leturned from the I'opulist national
committee meeting. says that the l'opu
bsts will nominate William .1. Iiryan
and .In-lge Henry C. Caldwell for pres
ident ami vice president at Sioux Falls.
S. !.. May !. and that the H-mocratic
national convention will indorse the
Woman Suflrui;" (Wailling in Ohio.
Columbus. ).. March 1. The house
yesterday afternoon defeated a reso
lutiou proosirig to aim-til the consti
tution by giving women the right to
vote at all cl.i-tions after Jan. 1. 1!'l.
Kighty-two votes were required to
adopt, and the vote was -T. nays to .17
yeas. The proxsitiou received more
oies than in any previous legislature.
Hl5 Money for I-to-tlr-a.
Fianktoit. Ky.. March 1. The Ward
bill, which appropriates yioo.im.) to be
put in the hands of a committee to '
cxiciided by that committee iu an ef
fort to detect and convict the assassin
of Governor William Gm!h-1. was
passed yesterday by the house by a
strict party vote of ""- to Xi.
Cueni for Mjrn I Booming.
Gnt-nsburg. Ind.. March 1. The
Ikmiii started In Ripley county for
Judge Havid A. Myers, cf this city,
for the offlc of attorney general. ha.s
met with enthusiastic support in this
Porto Rican Measure Carried
House by Eleven Ma
SICK KEN BSOUGHT OUT TO VOTE
Six Republican Vote No. Two Republican
Opponents Are Absent and I'npulred as
Are Kour IJeiiiocrat le Opponents. While
four Ileuiorrati Vote for the 1)111 Rep
resentative Campbli Teotifles in the
Clark Caie Suiiiiiiarj-of tlie Senate Pro
ceeding. Washington. March 1. The battle
royal over the I'orto Ilican tariff bill
ended in the house yesterday In a vic
tory for the Hepuhlicans. as had been
expected. The bill, amended as agreed
upn at the conference of Hepuhlicans
on Mondav night so s to reduce the
tariff from to l." per cent, of the
American tariff, andjlimiting its life
to two years, was passed by a vote
of 172 years to l:i nays. Six Republic
ans f'rumpacker of Kidiana. Fletcher
of Minnesota. Ileatwole of Minnesota,
Littlelield of Maine, Loi iuier of Illinois.
and Mc 'all of Massachuetts voted
with the opposition against the bill,
wild four Iieinocrats Iavey and Myer
of Louisiana. lieVrles of California.
and Siblev of Pennsylvania voted
with the Itepublicaus for the bill. In
addition Warner (Kep.i of Illinois was
paired against the bill with Houtelle
To Other Itrpubliran Opponent.
Two other IJoiiublieans Lane of
Iowa and Fails of Indiana were ab
sent and umiairetL 1 hey were under-
tood to be acaitist the bill. Four Iiein
ocrats who were opposed to the lull
Fleming of Georgia. Small of North
arolina. Smith of , Kentucky and
Stallings of Alabani.i-fwore absentaml
Men IlrouRlit in from Sick IletN.
Herculean efforts had been made to
get out the full vote, and this led to
some remarkable incidents. Six men
were brought from beds of sickness
two of them from hospitals. Krownlow
of Tennessee was brought in a car
riage accompanied by his wlfeand phy
sician. He sat bundled up near the
entrance until his vote was given and
then withdrew. It was felt that the
strain would be severe on him. but
when Tawney. the Republican whip.
urged that the bill might be losct by this
one vote, Ilrownlow said: ,-I would
rather lose my life than see this bill
defeated." Tawney anil three assist
ants were out in carriages until mid
night accounting forevery vote, and 1'n
derwood. the liemociatie whip, was
similarly exerting every means to got
out his vote. Three Democrats wer
brought from sick beds.
Tc: the Tent Votes.
The lirst test yesterday was on a sub
stitute offered by MeCall on behalf of
the opposition. It was the original
tiyne bill for freo trade with I'orto
Kieo. and was -defeated TiO to 1(4.
Only live Republican voted for the
substitute. A motion"' to recommit th
bill, which followed, shared a similar
fate, being lost Hit) to 17" There was
groat excitement throughout the roll
calls, which were followed with eager
interest bv thousands of spectators
who packed the galleries to suffoca
tion. The Itepublicaus indulged in a
demonstration of wihl jubilation w hen
the tinal result was aninounced.
CAM i'llEI.I. (.OKS OS THK ST.NI.
Repreentntive Tell Wfiat He Know of
the Clark Srnat4rial law.
Washington. MarclJ 1. Representa
tive Campbrll. the principal counsel
for the prosecution in the Clark case.
was on tne staijil during the greater
part of yesterday before the senate
committee on eVctionB. He said that
while he had attended the preliminary
conlcrciieo oi irienus-oi i.iariv nicii
resulted in the antl-laly campaign he
id uot heard inucft of tlie talk, having
gone to shep. lie iiai given tne t lain
people no formal notice when he de
nied to discontinue His allegiance to
Clark ami he did not become unfriend
ly to Clark until he hefauic dissatisticd
with his campaign methods.
He emphatically denied Hen 1 1 ill m
statement that be (f amphcllt had
opened the l'.i kfoid letter bearing up-
n the prosecution ( vtintcsulc. Iut
confessed that he had advised Hill to
open it. saying that hf f It it to he so
important to hitesnle io protect him
from an unjust prosecution that he
would have advised this course even
If he had been familiar with the penal
statutes, which he wis not.
H i-ACnix is ronjKXPAXsiON.
Flrxt lie imx-rat in tlie Sin ate to Come Out
lor That Tali .
Washing;. n. Mareli 1. Not with
standing the agncmeot mad' by the
nate to vote on the Hawaiian gov
ernment lull at yesterday s session the
tinal vote on the measure was post
poned until 4 o'clock this afternoon,
l'raeth-illy no progress was made on
the b.II vst".day. although it was tin
ler consideration nearly four hours.
Aldricli. chairinau of the finance com
mittee, at Ihe op -nilif of the session
made an explanation of the work of
the couferrees on the financial meas
ure, his statement resulting in au un
expected and spirited debate.
One of t lie features of the session
was the sp.-ech of Mi liuiin of South
Carolina on the I'hilippiue question.
He is the first Hcniocrat iu the senate
t" declare himself for expansion. He
scouted what lie called the "bug-bear
of imperialism" with which some of
his colleagues were trying to frighten
the people: declared the question was
Uot one of olit ics, and maintained that
the acquisition of the I'hilippini's
would 1h' of immense advantage to this
countrv. especially the smith. iy open
ing to the I'nited Stab the trade rf
Boot Golae; to Ct:b-.
Washington, March 1A Secretary
Root has announced his intention or
making a Hying trip to Cuba. He
wishes to make a personal. thougU
necessarily short and cursory, exami
nation of present conditions, both po
litical and industrial. In the island.
The time is approaching for the hold
ing of the first elections in Cuba, and
as this is a critical period In the ca
reer of the embryo nation the secre
tary desires to give it the closest at
STATl'S OF PORTO RItO
A to Custom Duties To Ke Tented
tlie Court of Claims.
Washington, March I. Suit was filed
yesterday iu the I'nited States court
of claims by Ludwig iMiphue. of For
to Rh-o. to recover $i.r."?4 which he has
paid as customs duties on goods im
ported from the I'nited States. He
bases his right to recover on the claim
that he is a citizen of the I'nited States
under the treaty of peace with Spain
and the constitution of the I'nited
States. I'orto Rico, he claims, is $
part of the United States and there
fore under the constitution the duties
were illegall v exact od.
Washington. March 1. The senate
yesterday postponed the vote on the
Hawaiian bill until this afternoon.
Aldrich explained the changes made by
the conference committee iu tlie finan
cial bill. McLaurin of South Carolina
spoke for expansion. Morgan was
speaking on the Hawaiian bill at ad
journment. Tlie house passed the I'orto Rican
It":!! as modified by the Republican
caucus Monday, and considered that a
day's work, including tlie speeches.
The final vote was aves, 17; navs,
Gen. Itrooke'a Next Assignment.
Washington. March 1. Major Gen
eral John R. Rrooke. who has been iu
tills city since his recent detachment
from duty as governor genoralof Cuba,
has been slated for the command of the
military department of the east, with
headquarters at New York city. The
change in that command will not occur
until June next.
Kxrliange of Old Kond for New.
Washington. March 1. It is authori
tatively stated at the treasury depart
ment that in case the pending financial
bill becomes a law the exchange of old
bonds for the new 'J per .cents, will be
made in the order in which they are
actually received at the treasury after
the bill becomes a law.
Condition oi Kx-M inlstrr Flielpa.
New Haven. Conn.. March 1. The
condition last night of E. J. Phelps, ex
minister to Kuglaml. while not critical.
still as serious as it lias been for
some weeks, i j is lriends are still
hopeful that he will recover, but ho
fails to gain strength as rapidly as was
OI Interest to Sofitiera.
Washington. March 1. The house
committee on public lands yesterday
repotted favorably on the bill giving to
so idlers who served in the Spanish or
I'iiilippine wars an allowance of their
time of serviceon any homestead entry
they may have made.
To Care Colt! in One lny.
Take Laxative IJromo QuinineTablets.
1 drujifjists refund the money if it
fails to cure: K. W. Grove's signa
ture is on each box. 25 cents.
Men's Underhlrts. Boy's Undershirts.
Men's heavy lleeced undershirts Bo3s ribbed undershirts worth 25c
worth 50c and 60c, for
Only 33 Cents. II Cents.
Shirts Only. Shirts only.
Men's Colored Shirts. Men's Pants.
Mtn's laundried colored shirts worth Men's woolen pants worth up to
$1 and $1.50 now $3 50 on this sale for
75 Cents. $1.99.
S'zes mostly 15 to ftw 14 and Earlier you come, better selection ,
Great values. you get.
Mother's Friend Shirt Waists. Working Shirts.
A great snap in Mother's Friend shirt Worth 40c, special,
vaists. Choice of any In the store for
50 Cents. 0nlY 25 Ccnts'
You know us. iJIack and white, blue and white.
20 Per Cent Reduction
In Suits Worth $18, $15 and $12 for $10.
THE LONDON I
Former Treasurer of
IS SENTENCE" TO
W illiam Lutz, of Chicago, Slays His Brother and Litter's
Chicago, March 1. Edward S.
Dreyer. ex-treasurer of the West I'aik
board, was found guilty of withhold
in; from his successor as treasurer
K. S UliKVEK.
folG.OOO of the West I'ark funds, and
sentenced la a term in tho peniten
tiary. SHOT II IS KKOT1IKK AND HtKK.
Double trim of William I.tilz In Chicago
Chicajro, March 1. William Lutz
shot and fatallv wounded his brother
ami instantly killed the lattei's wife
in the ollices of the Acme Copying;
company on West Madison street this
BIG CANNON FACTORY FIRE.
riant In France In Wbii'li lioer "Long
Toms' Were Mtle NofTers.
Iecredsot, Department of Saone Et
Loire, France, March 1. Fire broke
out last ni";ht in the famous cannon
factory here, whence the Hoers ob
tained their powerful "lonj Tom."
Two enormous buildings, containing
jfi,V : - .-, i-iv ...
(S'r'ffV I if 'JX ".;' .'..
SAY SO YOU KNOW
Off of Overcoats. Plenty of .Odds and Ends
OF PARK FUND FRAUD
West Park Bank Convicted of Misappropriation.
pun material and electrical stores, in
cludin; a number of artillery models
were destroyed. The losses are esti
mated between 800,000 ami 1.000.000
francs. A larpe number of workmen
are thrown out of employment.
TEMPERANCE IN SCHOOLS.
National Kducatora Itesolve In Favor of
Continuance of Ita Teach I ok.
Chicago, March 1. Today's session
of the department of superintendence
of the National Educational associa
tion wasenlived by a lively discussion
brought out by a paper read by Prof.
XV. O. Atwalter. of Wesleyan univer
sity, yesterday on "Alcoholic Physiol
ogy and Superintendence." When he
finished, a resolution was passed fa
voring a continuance of temperance
teaching in the public schools, "based
on ned;iirorioal and scientific princi
ples." Otliccrs were elected with L
1). (Jarvev, state superintendent f
education of Wisconsin, as president.
MURDERED AT A DANCE.
WlllUin llalloway Killed at Wler City,
Ottumwa, March 1. William H.il
loway, son of Dr. J. (J. llalloway, a
prominent citizen of liusscy. was shot
ami killed' during a dance at WlerCity
last night. A miner named Davis
was arrested on the charge of having
fired lh' shot.
Striker Iteenforce!. -
Chicago, March 1-. One thousand
men today joined the striking ma
chinists. OolnK Down If III.
People sufTeiing from kidney dis
ease feel a grail ual but steady loss
of vitality. They should lose no time
in trying Foley's Kidney Cure. It is
guaranteed. All druggists.