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VOIi. XL VIII NO. 143.
ROCK ISLAND. IliW THURSDAY. APRIL 5. 1900.
PRICE THREE CENTS.
Tree Staters Desirous
Marching on Bloem-
RECENT BRITISH REVERSES.
Not Result Success
fully. Brandfort Second. April 5 At the
Sannis Post ambuscade the burghers
lost three men killed and 10 woanded.
Altogether the burghers captured 39
prisoners thoroughout the day. Com
mandant Dcwel sent the British guns.
wagons and prisoners to Winburg. The
Free Staters aTe now desirous of
marching upon Bloemfontein.
(abrones Bachuanaland, Wednes
day. March 28. Plumer with a force
of British mounted infantry started on
a daring inarch Sunday, March 25,
with tho object of threatening the
Boer 'lines of communication. After
two rapid night marches through the
Transvaal territory, they arrived at
dawn. March 27. within 12 miles of
Zoernst and distinctly heard tb'
bombardment of Mafeking, having re-
connoitered the country with a view
to future operations without sighting
a siiK'le white man. Plumer crossed
the railroad south.
Twenty of Pluoier's men were found
dead on the Held. Six others weie
made prisoners. The federal loss is
South of Lobatsi he found in pos
session of the Boer force and returned
to the vicinity of Mafeking- Bumors
reach here of a relief column ap
proaching Mafeking from the south.
Mafeking Two Weeks Ago.
. Mafeking, March 2.1 Little excite
ment the past week. The Boer shell fire
comes in litful gusts with little effect.
The British casualties are almost nil.
The Boers seem to bs breaking up
the main laager westward, and are
takin" up an intrenched position
northward with a view to preventing
the approach of relief. Mshete, a na
tive chief southward has broktm out
against the Biers.
London. April .1. A special dis
patch from Lortfii.o Marque says
sham uhtinr occurred April 2 in the
neighborhood of Mafeking. The gar
rison made a sortie while Plumer'a
c.ivalrv attacked tho Boers at Kimatb-
labama. Both attacks were repulsed.
OLGA IS ACQUITTED.
.lory In New York Clears "japho" Star
New York. April 5. The jury in the
cim; of Olga Nethersole find others ac
cused of maintaining a nuisance in
performing the play of Sapho." re
turned a verdict of not guilty.
THE PEOPLE'S PARTY CALL.
State Convention to Assemble at Spring
field April 24.
Springfield. April 5. Chairman
Charles K. Palmer and Secretary
Joseph A. Nop. of the people's party
state central committee, issued a call
for a state convention of the people's
nartv lo be held in representative
hall at Sorinerlield. Tuesday. Apiil 24.
f..r t h.. iMirnose of nominatinir ctndi-
dates ler various state cilices and se
lecting members of the state ana na
tional committees and delegates to the
Wale's Party In Haniborg.
Hamburg. Anril 5. The prince of i
1 nirtv nassed here at 7:30
this morning proceeding to Kiel.
Hero of Plevna Dead.
Constant inonle. Auril 5. Ghazi
Made from pure
cream of tartar.
Safeguards the food
powders axe t&c greatttf
of toe proem oiy.
mr inns ymtm eo. f WW-
Oiman Nubar Pasha, the hero cf
Plevna, died yesterday evening
although the recent improvement in I
bis condition led to hopes of his re
covery, lie was born in vsz.
EAVENNA, MICH., B JHNED.
Bailnex Portion Gone mnd the Firs) Ra
ging A i ii if n g the Residences,
Orand Hariris. Mich., April 5. Fire
has destrojed the entire business por
tion of Ravenua. a thriving town half
way between this city and Muskegon,
and on the (Jnntl Rapids and Indiana
railroad, except William Patterson's
dry poods store.
The fire at this writing Is raging
anions the residences.
The loss will exceed .$200,000. Wires
are down and particulars cannot be
obtained now. The town has about 700
L nion Depot. Muskegon, Mich., April
. 1 he village of Ravenna, eighteen
miles southeast of here, was wiped out
by fire last night. Loss. $300,000.
$:;00,0OO. Cause, the explosion of coal
gas in Iiarnoswiski s saloon.
MOYSE IS FOUND GUILTY.
Fraud Who Personated Cant. Clarke. V.
N. and Marrl?d a Girl.
New Orleans, April .1. The trial of
Julius I.. Morse, the bogus Caotain
Clarke, who under tlie latter name sev
eral weeks ago married Miss Bertha
MISS BKKTIIA WAKNKKX.
Waenken, of Cincinnati, was brought
to trial vesterdav before .In dire Par
lance in tlie United States circuit court.
While carrying out his scheme to wed
Miss Waenken. Movse wore a uniform.
part naval and part military and after
his exposure he was indicted for Iin-
iw-rsonafing a government otttrer. The
prisoner wns found guilty, all the evi
dence being for the prosecution.
GROWING IN HIS CHEEK.
Grain of Wheat That Canoed
New York. April .1. Landsford Ber
,en. a 5-year-old lad of Yardley, four
miles from Trenton, u: lorwciit a sur
gical operation for an ailment of the
face which puzzled the physicians. The
operation disclosed a grain of wheat
growing in the cheek. The grain had
burst open, and from numerous sprouts
were shooting in different directions
beneath a tumor which formed over
the sit where the grain was found.
the tumor had swollen to the size
of a walnut. The boy complained of
an itching sensation beneath the skin.
How Hie graiu got there Is unknown.
but the physicians thiuk that it entered
through the eye and worked its way
, Poor Prospect of an Agreement.
Springfield. Ills.. April .1. There
seems little prospect of immediate set
tlement of the drivers and day men
strike at the coal mines. 1 lie men
are still out at two Sangamon and
two Capital shafts.
Building Trades Are Tied I' p.
Indianapolis. April 5. The brick
layers and hodcarriers have joined the
strike of the carttenters and plumbers.
anil the building trades are completely
NEWS FA"CT3 IN "OUTLINE.
A. J. Craham was held up by two
men In front of the Auditorium An
nex at Chicago, and robbed of $.10 and
a watch worth $n.
Captain Peter Astle Scott, a member
of the Boss antarctic expedition of
1S11. dead in England, aged S4.
Mr. and Mrs. William Knott, of Tib-
bets. Walworth county. Wis., . have
been married fifty years.
Mrs. Anna Davis, of Chicago, put $28
lu a stocking and accidentally sent
It to "her washerwoman. The latter.
denying knowledge of It. has Ix'eu ar
In the Italian chamber of deputies
the opiosition walked out in a Itody
as a mark of protest.
vdvices from Kobe are that Russia
has secured the Masaupho grant and
Japan is satisfied.
A mob at San Juan de Porto Bice
forced carpenters to quit work until
an oight-hour-dav shall be granted.
Julius Uhlourutb.- cashier of the
Hyde Park Brewing company at St.
Louis, dropped dead as a deputy sher
iff was reading a warrant charging
him with embezzling $!M".
The Ilorton Bridgeeompany has filed
articles at I.aCrosse, Wis. The capital
Is $20,000. The company will erect a
factory and manufacture bridges.
Bishop Fowler, of the Methodist
Episcopal church. Is seriously ill at
Buffalo. X. Y.
Unclaimed dogs in Chicago are to
be killed by electricity.
"Awful affair at our bote! this after-
Boon. Cook got angry and cut the end
of a waiter's nose off with a carving
knife. But one of the euests fixed It
up all right.
"He raye tbe waiter another tip.-
BIG FIRE AND DEWEY
Twe Things That Occupy the At
tention of the American
TEE LOSS OF CONVENTION HALL.
Where the Democrat Were to Hold Their
National Gathering In July Great
.Building I. in Ashes and Milwaukee Is
After the Prize Again Dewey'. Candi
dacy Thought at Chicago To Be Too
Late Cam pa ii Is for Bryau Senator
Chicago, April 5. The destruction of
the convention hall at Kansas City by
fire iiiul tin ;i n nmi fic.m.ii t if the nresi-
deutial aspirations of Admiral Dewey
were the new topics of domestic in-
terest all over the country yesterday
The lire at Kansas City swept away
the great building in which the Demo
cratic national convention was to be
held July 4 next, besides burning the
Second Presbyterian church and the
Lathrop school building, oue on each
side of the great hall. A dispatch from
Kansas City says that the children at
the I.athrop school were just returning
to their homes after the dinner hour
when the lire started, and as far as
known all escaped to places of safety.
The loss is estimated at $3oO,Ol0, ap
portioned as follows: Convention hall,
S22.1.000; Second Presbyterian church,
:iO.(Mni: Iithrot) school. $2..000; row
of residences on Twelfth street, $00,-
Will Begin Rehiiilding at Once.
The hall is well insured, aud will be
rebuilt immediately in time for use for
the national Democratic convention.
Fifteen minutes after the hall was
known to be doomed members of the
Commercial club, through whose ef
forts the structure was built, began
soliciting funds, to liegin rebuilding.
which, it is stated, will be started as
soon as the ruins can be cleared away.
The foundation remains intact. Mil
waukee did not let siny grass grow
aloug the line of an application for the
convention, however. Mayor David s.
Pose on hearing of the tire, wired the
chairman of the national Democratic
committee asking that if the conflagra
tion at Kansas City resulted in a
change of plans already adopted, Mil
waukee lie considered. Milwaukee has
a convention hall in which the nig
gathering could Ih well taken care of.
Will Walt to Hear from Kansas City.
A dispatch from Washington says:
Seuator Jones, chairman of the na
tional Democratic committee, says the
com in it lee will take no action until he
has further information concerning
what Kansas City proposes to do. If
it is true, as reported that the hall is
to be rebunilt. there will le no neces
sity for making other arrangements.
Senator Jones says that If the citizens
of Kansas City go at it in the right
way there is uo reason why they can
not complete the new budding by
"Representative Clayton, of Ala
bama, one of the members of the na
tional Democratic committee, said that
the destruction of the convention hall
would necessitate a nieetingof the com
mittee. 'The hall. said he, 'was one
of the considerations which induced
the cominit.tee to select Kansas City.'
Kansas Citv, April o Bright and
early this morning an arm; of men
set to work clearing away the stuould
erinir debris of the convention hall.
preparatory to immediate rebuildinjr
for the democratic national conven
tian .July 4.
CANDIDACY OF ADM I UAL DEWKV.
Chicago Politicians Say Ife Is Too Late
Other Men's Views.
Regarding the candidacy of Admiral
Dewey, Chicago politicians aud a
number from out the state, and ad-
joiuiug states believe Admiral Dewey
has no chance of winning either the
Democratic or Republican presideutial
nomination. They declare the time
when he was a factor in national ioli-
tlcs has passed. All of them agree
privately, but refrain from sas'iug so
for publication, that "the admiral has
very ambitious wife, but he is a bit
too late in declaring himself a candi
date. The time has gone by when he
could reach that plum tree."
A dispatch from Detroit says: "Dan
iel J. Campau, Michigan member of
the Democratic national couimitttee.
wired the New York World yesterday
in response to an inquiry whether
Dewey would not be a stronger can
didate than Bryan, as follows: In thu
present crisis the Democratic party
needs a leader of iositive convictions.
The Democratic candidate must not
only stand firmly uimn the Democratic
platform, but must be a platform in
himself. Mere personal iiopulanty is
never sunicient to win. and especially
at a time when voters are studying as
now. i The Democratic party is strong
est when nghtingaggressivcly for prin
ciple, and weakest when supmrtin:
mere popular heroes. Proud as Demo
crats may be that Pewey Is among
those who desire the downfall of im
perialism. 1 thiuk it would le a grave
mistake not to place in nomination
A dliam Jennings Kryau. whose vote
of lKXi was larger than had ever lie
fore been required to elect, and whose
following today Is larger by far.
A Washington telegram says: "Sena
tor Proctor, speaking of Admiral Iew-
ev's presidential announcement, said:
"The statement in regard to the presi
dency purporting to come from Admir
al Pewey Is as much of a surprise to
me as it can be to any oue. The sub
ject of politics has not been referred
to between us in the slightest manner
directly or indirectly since his state
ment soon after his return last ran.
The substance of that was as I recall it
that he did not propose to be a candi
date for the presidency or engage in
politics In any way.'
ADMIRAL IS MOST GRATIFIED.
Gets Maay Indorsements. Esp-c tally
the Sovth Has Decided TIsrwa.
TCas&'tuzton. April 3. Admiral Dew-
ey 'last night expressed himself as
very much gratified over the manner
in which his announcement to "be a
candidate for the presidency has been
received by his friends. His manner
likewise indicated that fact as he chat
ted with a reporter for the Associated
Press at his home last evening. Many
telegrams have come to him. particu
larlv from the south, and some also
from the far west, indorsing his
course and stating that he will re
ceive the support of the signers In the
campaign which he will make.
What will your platform be." next
to that as to which party he expected
to be identified with, probably was
the most frequent question put to ho
admiral by his inquirers. To these,
however, he was non-committal and in
a good natured way declined to make
known his views at this tinie. The
admiral, his friends say. has very de
cided views on the questions of ex
pansion, on that of a tariff for Porto
Pico and others of great public inter
est. but he declined politely last night
to indicate them on the plea that this
is not the proper time for hat.
Rose Is Not Ambition.
Milwaukee. April 5. It was sug
gested to Mayor Rose yesterday that
he was the logical candidate for nom
ination for governor of the state on
the Democratic ticket next fall. "No.
Sir. he said emphatically. "I am not.
I will not be a candidate for the office
of governor nor for any other po
litical office until I have served the
term for which I was elected Tues
day. I made that statement two years
ago after my election and I make it
Pennsylvania Democrats for Bryan.
Harrisburg. Pa., April 5. In re
sponse to numerous requests from vari
ous parts of the country for his views
on the effect of the announcement of
Admiral Dewey's candidacy for the
presidency. National Committeeman
James M. Gutfey. the leader of the
Pennsylvania Democracy, said: "The
Democrats of Pennsylvania, are for
Bryan beyond doubt or question. The
Democratic state convention tomorrow
will instruct to this effect."
Republicans Carry lihode Island.
Providence. K. I.. April 5. The Re
publicans carried the state in the au
nual election yesterday, William ilreg-
ory. or .North Kingstown, being elected
governor over Nathan M. Littleheld.
of Pawtucket. his Democratic opponent
by about S.'loo plurality. 1,000 less than
last year's plurality. The general as
sembly will stand on a joint vote 0.1
Republicans and 10 Democrats, a
loss of 3.
Bryan Talks a. Portland.
Portland. Ore., April .1. William J.
Bryan addressed an audience of 0,000
people at the Kxposition building in
this city last night. When asked for
an opinion on the candidacy of Ad
miral Dewey for the presidency. Bry
an said: "I do not care to discuss the
Can't Do tlie Subject Justice.
Princeton. N. J., April 5. Kx-Fresi-
dent Cleveland, when questioned rela
tive to the announcement that Ad
miral Dewey has signified his inten
tion of becoming a candidate for presi
dent of the United States, said that he
did not care to say anything regard
Klection In IChode Island.
Provndence, P. I., April .1. Returns
at this writing indicate that Cregory,
Republican, for governor, is elected by
about 10,k0 majority.
MRS. GRANT COMING HOME.
Daughter, the Princess Cantacuzene,
Is Improved in Health.
St. Petersburg, April 5. Mrs. Fred
erick Deut Craut left St. Petersburg
on her way to the United States Tues
day evening. Her daughter, the Prin
cess Cantacuzene. who has been suffer
ing for some time with imeumonia. is
very much Improved in health. Mrs.
(rant says her daughter has not been
seriously ill, aud has had no occasion
for the services of herself or of the
trained nurse whom she brought from
the United States.
Mrs. (Jrant told her friends she was de
lighted with her trip to Russia, and ex
pressed a determination to return here
this summer, when she hopes to be ac
companied bv her husband. She will
visit the Prince aud Princess Cautacu-
sene on their estates near Odessa.
Cremation of Eighteen Horses.
Butternut. Wis., April .1. Eighteen
horses belonging to the South Side
Lumber company were cremated. The
horses, which were line, large animals.
averaging I. COO pounds each, had just
been brought in from the camps, and
were to be employed in the mill yard
this summer. The cause of the lire is
not known. Two or three of the ani
mals escaped from the burning struc
ture, but they were so badly burned
that hey had to be shot.
Five-Mile-Limit Bill tails.
Des Moines, la.. April 3. What Is
known as the nve-mile-limit bill failed
of passage in the house by lack of two
votes. It would have prohibited the
ale of liquor within five miles of the
State university. State Agricultural
college and the State Normal school.
Decree for the Sale of a Railway.
Spriiiglield. Ills., April 5. In the
United States circuit court yesterday
Judge Allen eutered a decree for the
sale of the Centralia and Chester rail
way. The road extends from Centra
11a to Chester, and is yy4 miles long.
rwo-i-assengers Seriously Hart.
Silver City. Ia.. April .1. Passenger
train No. 3. known as the St. Louis
Cannon Ball, on the Omaha and Si.
Louis road was wrecked just east of
here yesterday morning. Five cars were
derailed, the sleeper capsizing. The
passengers were all badly shaken up
and many were more or less injured.
but only two serionslv. These were
Mail Clerk Ettlnger and Mrs. T. S.
SkbjlL of Imogene. I a.
Ex -Presidential Candidate Dead.
San Francisco. April 5. A special
to The Call from Chlco, Cal.. an
nounces the death of General George
ttidweil. General Bid well was the
Prohibition candidate for president la
BOY THUGS IH A CLUB
of Them Sons of Persons
Respectability in a Chi
REAL ESTATE OFFICE IS EOEBED,
The Thieves Being Traced by a Book Ona
of Them Stamped with a Stolen Notarial
Seal Primitive ISaptixt Sects Struggle
for the Possession or a Church. Which
Suddenly Burns Down Digs t p i,000
In His Garden.
Chicago. April 3. According to the
police of Melrose Park the robbery of
William II. Churchill's real estate aud
insurance office iu that town the night
of March 27 last was the work of lour
boys whose ages rauge from 12 to 14
years and all of whom are sons of re
spectable parents living in West May-
wood. The boys have a club house iu
West Maywood. and having devoured
volume after volume of yellow-backed
literature became imbued with the
idea of following iu the footsteps of
their heroes. Entrane to Churchill's
office was gained with a buttonhook
used iu unlocking the flout door of
the office. The boys then gathered
everything in sight iuto u sack and
made their escape.
Young Thugs Betrayed by a Book.
.moiig tne articles stolen was n no
tarial seal, and one of the boy
- - -----1 -ww.v .iv ., imuuif,!
which iu some way fell into the hands
of the police. The wanderings of the
book were traced to one of the quar
tette in v est .Maywood, aud after
much quest ioniiur the bov confessed.
The hiding place of the rest of the
fctoien articles was disclosed and they
were returned to their owner. The
question of prosecuting the young bur
glars came up atid after a consultation
with their parents it was dec ided to let
the matter dron.
PRIMITIVE BAPTISTS QUARREL.
Cant-Help-Its" and "Can-Help-Its" Claim
a Church Property.
Harrisburg. Ills., April ". Several
weeks ago the members of the Primi
tive Baptist church iu Brushv town
ship, ten" miles west of this city, oue
Of the largest aud oldest congregations
In Saline county, quarreled and divid
ed. One faction, which held the old
doctrine of . predestination and foreor
cliuatiou, was denominated the "can't
help its." while the other was called
the can help its." Each side elected of-
licers and both engaged ministers to
teaVh the respective doctrines. Both
laimed the sole right to the use of
tlie church edifice, a structure which
cost about So.OOO. and each secured
separate locks with which to fasten
the doors. As a result neither faction
lias been able to hold services therein.
Sunday morning the "can help its"
marched to the church, under the lead-
rship of Jerry Bonds, smashed the
locks, and held services until noon, the
'can't help its." under the leadership
Of Elder Calvin, standing solemnlv
outside until they had concluded.
When, as the "can help its" marched
ut of oU' door thejr. marched in. at an
We invite every man who appreciates
style in clothing to call and see the line of
masterpieces with which we open the season.
All Sizes, "Regulars," "Stouts"
Don't purchase a top coat until you have
seen our immense assortment.
Prices $5 to $25.
YOU KNOW US.
other, retaining jtossession all after
uoon. During Sunday night the edifice
urned to the ground. The "can't
lelp its." believing that the building
a-as foreordained to burn, are recon
ciled to its destruction, some claiming
that fire was sent from heaven to de
stroy the building, and thus end the
dispute. The "can help its." more ma
terialistic, have secured bloodhounds
In an endeavor to discover the Incen
diary. ; Nothing Small About This Man.
Now Columbia. Ills., April .1. Wil
liam I.izabeck has been arrested here
charged with stealing a saw-mill. He
actually engaged a lone of men with
teams aud wagons, stole the mill, and
moved it in Caiche bottoms, ten miles
away. Liza beck was arrested a few
years ago In Johnson county for steal
ing a threshing machine. Later he
tried to appropriate an unoccupied
farm in the same county. Two years
ago he was sent to the peuitentiary at
Chester for twelve mouths for forgery.
While there he stole the warden's uni
form, and. donning it, boldly walked
out of inison.
Chicago and Alton Incorporated.
Springfield. Ills.. April .1. The see-
retarv of state yesterday licensed to
Incorporate the Chicago and Altou
Railway company, principal office Chi
cago, with a capital stock of $40,000,-
(too. The Incorporators are John A.
Spoor. Benjamin F. Haughtou. Peter
Dudley. Clarence K. Wooster and Ru
dolf Brand, of Chicago. This is the
reorganization of the Chicago and Al
ton by the llarriman syndicate. The
foe paid the secretary of state was
$40,000, the largest ever paid Into the
His Notarial Work Is Valid.
ago, April .1. Henry Leist,
Chicago, April .1. Henry Leist, the
attorney whose resignation as notary
public in Illinois has been accepted,
has been advised that the notarial
work ho already has done for the tier
man consulate is valid and binding.
Leist's resignation was sent to the act
lug governor because it was found
that he was not a citizen of the'Uuited
States when made a notary. Accord
ing to law ho has been notary do facto
and that makes his acts binding and
Pound $2,000 Buried in a Garden.
Quincy. Ills.. April T. Charles
Sohnellbaeher. while spading in his
garden yesterday, unearthed a copper
kettle containing two thousand dollars
in coin. It is supposed that it wat.
buried bv his mother, who died recent
ly. She left $:.oio cash in the bank,
but would not trust all her savings to
State Veterinary Board.
Sprlufigeld. Ills.. April .1. The state
board of veterinary examiners has
been called to meet April 10 iu Chica
go and April HO in Springfield to pass
upon applications for license to prac
tice veterinary medicine and to give
examinations to new applicants.
More Democrats for Harrison.
Carnil. Ills., April .1. The Demo
cratic county convention yesterday de
clared for Carrer II. Harrison, mayor
f Chicago, for governor.
New German Consul for Chitago.
Berlin. April .1. The Reichszan-
zeiger announces tlie appointment ot
Dr. W. Wover, now Cermau consul at
Rio Janeiro, cousul of (Jennaiiy at Chi
That Describes Our
New Spring Suits and
THE COACHES TAKE FIRE.
Reported That Several Lives
Were Lost in the
Fort Worth, Texas, April 5. The
southbound passenger on the Fort
Worth & Denver City was wrecked
this morning near ('banning. Tho
coaches caught lire, aud the entire
train except one coach was burned.
It is reported six or seven people were
SILAS B. COBB DE&D.
Well Known Chicago Capitalist and Phil
anthropist Passes Away.
Chicago, April5. Silas B. Cobh,
who was prominently identified with
the more important business interests
of the city for nearly 70 years, died to
day from pneumonia after a short ill
ness. Mr. Cobb was born in Montpe
lier, Vt., in 1812, aud came to Chicago
in 183:5. He was president of tho
Chicago City Railway company when
it built the first cable line. In later
years he gave large sums to various
religious and educational institutions.
Cobb hall, of the University of Chica
go, erected at a cost of $ 100,000, being
one of his gifts.
BATES WINS THE TROPHY.
Grand American Handicap Captured by
St. Thomas Man.
New York. April 5. II. D. Bates,
of St. Thomas, Out., won the trophy
of the ( i rand American handicap.
Miners Kef use to Work.
Joliet, April 5. Nearly live hun
dred coal miners refused to enter tho
shaft at the Diamond works in Braid-
wood today. The men assert the new
scale, which calls for an 8-hour day
and an advance from $ 1.75 to $2.10,
has not been put into effect.
Largest Ever Known.
Washington, April 5. The naval
appropriation bill was today reported
to the house by Acting Chairman Foss,
of the naval committee. The amount
carried is $01,219,918, tho largest
ever reported to the house.