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THE ABGUS, FRIDAY, JUNE 13, 1900.
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THE CHINESE QUESTION
James Creelman Tells of the Sit
uation In the Empire.
MAP OF WOELD MAT BE CHASGID
Famous Correspondent Predicts
That Either Kacn Great Ketloa
i-lll Hire a Chinese Colour r tne
Empire's IMssolutlon or That Bu
ilt Will Seise Asia Effect of Chlao
It Is no secret that tbe six great pow
ers of Europe liave been steadily pre
paring themselves for the breaking up
of the Chinese empire. Japan and the
United States have also made ready
for the eoilappe of the Mantehoo dynas
ty. The whole world will feel the
Hliock of the colossal events which are
impending In Asia, and the spray of
missionary blood which has set fleets
nd troops In motion toward Tien-tsln
is but the first signal of a struggle that
will probably involve every Important
cation, 6ays James Creelman In the
New York Journal. This assemblage
of warships In the gulf of Pe-chl-ll Is
not an accident. It Is part of a plan
matured long ago. It is the rlrst Btep
toward the partition of China and her
400J00.00O inhabitants among the great
powers. Every important statesman
In Europe has predicted that the politi
cal roof of Asia would crash in this
year or next year and that the first out
break against Christian missionaries
would set the processes of dissolution
The thing that Is about to happen
will change the map of the world. It
may overturn more than one kingdom.
During my stay in China last year I
learned enough to know that civilized
Europe had officially decreed the death
of the empire. And when I reached
Europe I found that the American em
bassadors In the great capitals had
been Instructed by Secretary Hay to
secure from the governments to which
they were accredited definite pletigea
that in the event of the breaking up of
China the "open door" policy would
hold In all new territory acquired by
them. It was well understood that this
agreement between the powers of the
world, secured through the efforts of
the United States, was made necessary
by unmistakable evidence that China
was powerless to resist the all engulf
ing movements of Iltissia.
The fall of Poland gave the czar a
window looking out on Europe. Then
began the Itussian movement toward
Constantinople. The I.lack sea was to
be the base of a great Russian fleet.
This movement was checked by Eng
land, and tL-e triple alliance formed un
der the presidency of the German em
peror has ever since resisted the efforts
of l'an-Slavism to force a military out
let to the Mediterranean. Itussla turn
ed her face from impregnable Europe
to the far east. Her engineers planned
the Siberian railway, a steam highway
C.00O miles long. This was to give
Russia the outlet in thc I'adtic that
had been denied to In r !rt.KuroTt67 Then
came the 0!,'!-.T1i.a:ic.e war. ''Japan
drove the dunco rniy out of Korea,
and an ari:;y -ir:'-; tiiider Field Mar
shal Yamau'iTT. occupied the hermit
peninsula, .i.-pnn crossed the Yellow
sea and Invaded Manchuria Twenty
three thousand Japanese soldiers under
Field Marshal Oyania conquered an
empire of 400.nno.000. It :s true that the
Japanese did not go beyond Port Ar
thur, Wel-hai-wel and Tlen-chwang,
but there Is no doubt that Oyama'a
compact little Invading force coxild
have marched from one end of the Chi
nese empire to the other without meet
ing effective opposition. I accompa
nied the field marshal and saw every
where complete and unmistakable evi
dence of the military lnipotency of
The treaty of Shlmonosekl gave a
province of Manchuria, including the
powerfully fortified harbors of Port
Arthur and Talieu Wan, to Japan. Rus
sia, backed by France and Germany,
forced Japan to waive these territorial
rights on the Chinese mainland. Then
Russia moved swiftly. By supporting
the emperor of Korea against the rough
domination of the Japanese the czar's
Influence became supreme In Korea,
which adjoins Manchuria and will fur
nish a seaport termination for the Si
berian railway, a naval base free from
Ice In winter weather. Russia guaran
teed and partly furnished the money
for the heavy war Indemnity exacted
by Japan and thus acquired a hold on
China. Presently the world was aston
ished by the news that China had
ceded or leaded for 09 years virtually
a sale Talien AVan and Port Arthur,
with Its great drydck for battleships.
The meaning of the Siberian railway
dawned on the mind of Europe. Rus
sian diplomacy was tireless, resistless.
China yielded to Russia the right to
build a railway from the main SiBerlan
line down through Manchuria to Port
Arthur. And now Russia poured thou
sands of her soldiers under the thin
pretense that they were railway police
Into Manchuria. Today Manchuria is
in effect a Russian province. Inside of
a year or IS months the great Silerian
railway, which runs across the top of
Asia, with spurs touching rersia,
northern India and China, will be com
pleted. Russia has something like 20,
000,000 men capable of bearing arms.
She can send 1.000.000 soldiers along
the line of the Siberian railway. 2.000
miles aevay from the guns of British
warships. She can concentrate troops
and warships In Tort Arthur and Tali
en Ytan. wlthfn clase striking distance
of Peking and Tien tsin. Unless the
rest of the world Intervenes she can
seize India or China and soon be In a
position to menace all Europe.
China Is hopeless. Her tsunj-li-yamen
iii filled with doddering old mandarins
-Intent upon blackmail and careless of
the public interests. There is no na
tional sentiment, practically no army
ar navy and no scheme of defense, ex
ternal or internal. It Is the past pas
sively resisting the present and the fu
ture. The yonng emperor Is either
dead or a prisoner, and the ruthless
empress wields whatever power she
can. All Is confusion, corruption and
decay In China. Strong European
statesmen have attempted to save her
by means of Internal reforms, but they
have had to give up the Impossible
task. The Chinese emperor, Kung-yu-wei,
a really enlightened and broad
minded statesman for a few days got
control of the Chinese throne, when the
yoong emperor assumed power. He
began to apply mojlern principles to
Chinese problems in the hope of avert
ing the doom of his country. Too late!
The empress seized the throne. Kung-yu-wei
fled for his life, and all his
friends were butchered.
The peace treaty between China and
Japan opened many Chinese ports. As
foreigners pressed Into the interior the
Chinese grew more and more hostile.
Missionary blood was shed. The Ger
man emperor seized Klao-chau, and
Great Britain took Wel-Hal-Wel, close
to the Russian bases at Port Arthur
and Talien Wan. The direct route to
Peking and Tien-tsln lies through the
gulf of Pe-chl II, past the Taku forts
and up the Pe-ho river. Russia holds
one side of this gulf. Great Britain and
Germany the other side. All are ready
to strike. Japan has never forgiven
Russia for taking away from her the
Manchurian territory ceded by China.
The Japanese government has almost
bankrupted Itself In the effort to build
a navy strong enough to resist Russia.
Japan has her revenge In sight. The
United States has interests In the Phil
ippines and an eye for conquest or ac
quisition whichever word may be
more acceptable In the threatened em
pire. And so theforces of death, greed,
international jealousy and sleepless
ambition are gathering at the gateway
of China. This may be only the pre
liminary movement. It may be suc
ceeded by months of diplomatic wran
gling and intrigue. But one thing is
certain. The pressure on China will
I grow greater every day, that riots and
' disorders will increase, the desire for
territory and trade will set the Imagi
nation of all nations on Are, and then
this year or next year perhaps the old
est empire In the world will tumble
down, and every great nation will have
a Chinese colony. Either that or Rus
sia will seize Asia.
GREAT BERLIN BALLOON
Interesting Experiment .to Be
Made by German Aeronauts.
PURPOSE OP THE ENTERPRISE.
An American Officer's Experiences
In Setting- I p a ew Government.
Captain William Bennett, formerly
with the Sixth cavalry. Is keeping up
the reputation of officers of that organ
ization in the Sixteenth infantry, to
which he was promoted some time ago,
says the Cincinnati Commercial Trib
une. The Sixteenth Is now posted at
Aparrl, In the island of Luzon, and de
tachments have frequent brushes with
the insurrectos. A short time ago two
companies of the Sixteenth, C, com
manded by Captain Newton, and E
commanded by Captain Bennett, left
Aparrl to make a short trip into the
surrounding country. They proceeded
up a river In cascoes, the native boats,
and after two days' voyage discovered
a force of about 250 rebels about three
The order to attack was given at
once, and Lieutenant Gordon, with a
portion of Company E, formed the ad
vance guard, supported by Captain
Bennett with the balance of the compa
ny. After forcing their way into the
wilderness some distance the soldiers
were fired on by the rebe's, and Lieu
tenant Gordon was shot through the
leg. He held his position until the ar
rival of Captain Bennett with support.
who rushed the Insurgents out of their
concealment and drove them toward
The next day the town was entered,
and it was discovered that about 20 of
the rebels bad been killed and a large
number wounded. The pursuit was
kept up for two days and two engage
ments fought. Since being In the Phil
ippines Captain Bennett has been call
ed on to administer the oath of office to
several of the native town officers and
has had several odd experiences. At
one place the wives of the councilmen,
learning that the Americans Intended
to take pictures of their husbands, in
sisted that theirs also be taken. Ac
cordingly they arranged themselves for
portraits before C o'clock In the morn
ing, having remained up nearly all
night for fear that the Americans
would leave before performing that im
portant work. A matter of etiquette
interfered somewhat, as none of the
women wanted to stand while others
were seated. There were too many to
be Included to permit all to be seated,
and the officers had to argue the mat
ter before they decided that their dig
nity was not being Infringed.
Great Britain's Xw War Medal.
The medal for the present South Af
rican campaign will be the most expen
sive and the most ornate issued by the
war office In recent years. The medal
proper, according to The Scottish
American, Is a five pointed star with a
gold center surrounded by a ring of
bronze, on which the words "South
Africa" appear In raised letters. In
the center of all Is a miniature of the
queen. The medal is the same size as
the khedlval star of 1SS1. The ribbon
Is of four colors, a stripe of khaki in
the center, two of white and one each
of red and blue. There will probably
be a bar granted for each important
Alao Great Oars.
When Bobs the Great returns to Eng
land, says the St. Louis Fost-Pispatcu.
all Britons of small stature will be on
hand to receive him.
Five Aeronauts Will Ssoa Aseead la
the Lara-eat Airship Ever Floated
to See How Loig It May Be Main
tained la Midair Results Froaa
If all goes well, the large balloon
now building In Berlin will carry five
aeronauts aloft about the middle of
July. The enterprise has only one
purpose. That Is to see how long a
balloon may Ik? maintained in midair,
says the New York Sun. This airship
Is to be twice the size of that in which
Andree went to his fate in the arctic
regions. It will carry 300,000 cubic
feet of gas and will be the largest bal
loon ever floated. The party hopes to
keep in the air at least a week or ten
days. The intention Is not to return to
terra firma until the loss of gas or bal
last finally brings the balloon to earth.
The leakage of gas from a balloon
has perhaps been reduced to a mini
mum as far as improvements in the
material of the gas reservoir are con
cerned. But one Important cause of
loss of gas and ballast, both of which,
of course, are essential to keep a bal
loon clear of the earth, are the changes
of temperature by day and night, which
are large factors In the variation of
barometric pressure, and consequently
have a controlling effect upon the
buoyancy of a balloon. The Journey
must end when either gas or sand bal
last gives out. Some aeronauts have
lorjg maintained that it Is perfectly
feasible to keep a balloon in midair for
many days, but the feat has never yet
been accomplished unless Andree suc
ceeded, and the result of his attempt
will probably never be known. Pro
fessor King of Philadelphia has al
ways asserted that he could safely
make a journey from America to Eu-
rope, but the expense of preparation
j has prevented him from attempting It.
I The longest time a balloon has been
kept In the air In this country is be
lieved to be 14 hours in a journey of
Mr. Wise from Buffalo.
The experiment which the German
aeronauts are alxut to make is a very
Interesting one, and, if they find it
practicable to keep a balloon at a com
paratively high altitude for some days,
the result may be of considerable value
to science. It has never yet been pos
sible to obtain continuous records at
very high altitudes of diurnal varia
tions in temperature, pressure and
wind, and data relating to these facts
are greatly desired by meteorologists.
No balloon or kite has ever kept at a
uniformly high altitude long enough
to obtain this information. The kite
has been maintained in the air for two
days, but at varying altitudes. Cap
tive balloons are serviceable only at
low altitudes, where they may be kept
for many hours if the wind is not too
If by the adjustment of gas and bal
last free balloons may be maintained
at a very high and fairly uniform alti
tude for at least two days, facts of
importance in meteorological science
may be obtained. The best results
from kiteflying at a high altitude were
obtained In February last year at the
Blue II111 observatory, when a string of
tandem kites was kept for some time
at an elevation of 12,500 feet, consider
ably over two miles. It was found
that with a temperature at the surface
of 40 degrees F., and the wind blowing
at a rate of 17 miles an hour, the tem
perature at the highest level was 12 de
grees, and the wind velocity was 50
miles an hour. The balloon Vega.
which sailed across the Alps last sum
mer, remained for some hours at ' a
height of over 19,000 feet without seri
ous Inconvenience to the party of voy
agers. If dirigible balloons ever become
practical, so that not only their direc
tion but their altitude may be regulat
ed at will, the problem of the means of
exploring the upper air will be solved.
But the science of aeronautics as yet
seems far from this desired stage of
advancement. Nothing has been heard
of the great airship which Count von
Zeppelin built at Lake Constance last
summer with the aid of the leading
aeronautical societies of Europe. It
was to have gone aloft In April, after
some hitch in the experiments of last
December, and hopes were high that it
would show important progress in the
art of navigating the air.
Boner For Scholars.
"noney and bread was a great meat
with Pythagoras and his scholars and
counted a sufficient food for a tem
perate life," wrote Dr. Thomas Muffett
in 1575, "for bread strengthens the
body, and honey both nourishes much
and also cleanseth away superfluities.
"Polio Romulus being asked by Au
gustus, the emperor, how he lived so
long! By nourishing (saith he) my In
wards with honey and my outward
parts with ayle. The like answer like
wise made Democritus, being demand
ed the like question. Furthermore, it
is so general a meat through Russia
that the children eat It on their bread
every morning as ours do butter to
their breakfast; with whom and with
old men it agreeth exceeding well,
cleansing their breasts, opening their
pipes, warming their stomachs, resist
ing putrefaction ami engendering sweet
and commendable blood. Raw honey
is never good, therefore clarify it thor
oughly at the fire; also let it be honey
that ran and was never puffed out of
the combs and of young bees rather
than old. feeding upon thime, rose
mary, flowers and such sweet and
wholesome herbs. Then may you
boldly give it as meat to young chil
dren, to cold and moist complexions
and to rheumatic old men, especially
in northern countries and cold climates
and in the winter months."
Blackening One's Shoes.
There are men in New York today
whose fortunes are not small, yet they
never pay a bootblack a cent a year for
shining their shoes. They are their
own bootblacks, and not one is asham
ed of it. You may depend on one thing
these men were reared in the coun
try, where they were educated in the
use of the brush. I said to an acquaint
ance some time ago, when he com
plained that his 12-year-old son had no
exercise about the house, "Why don't
you make him blacken the family
shoes every morning?"
He was stunned at the suggestion.
"My son blacken boots!" he wailed,
throwing up his hands. "Do you think
I would disgrace my own boy? I give
him 10 cents every morning to have
his shoes shlncd at the corner where I
have mine shlncd."
I reminded him that he was teaching
that boy to be an upstart and that he
was giving him $30.50 a year which he
stole from his friends. Blackening
shoes Is splendid exercise. Many a
ragged street Arab Is too proud to do
it because of some fool father like the
one mentioned, but such a father
ought to be In the business Instead of
robbing his friends. Let every boy
learn to shine shoes. He may have to
make a living at It some day. There
is money in thebusiness. New York
BEE Jli HIVE
1UW. liidSt. jig gjs..! iii Tr Davsnport, Iowa
WE HA VE TOO MANY SUITS
And we want yo i to have them, and in order to make it an object
for you we have divided our suits this week into four lots and cut
the price that will move suits as suits were never moved before.
Every suit in the entire stock is New, Stylish and Correctly Tailored.
There are no shop worn or last season's suits to show or to sell
$3 98 for vG.OO and dQ QO
$7.50 suits at VUi30
$7 50 for $12.00 and "J Cfl
$15.00 suits at JU
$12 98 for $18.20 and 10 QQ
$20.00 suits at IXiiJO
$19 98 for $30.00 and 1Q QQ
$35.00 suits at I5f.70
Lazy men always hurry when they
dodge opportunities to make them
selves useful. Norfolk Virginian-Pilot.
The occupants of a balloon a mile
high command a radius of 9(5 miles.
Great Half Price Sale of
$4.00 Hats marked down j Qg
$5.00 Hats marked down 2
$6. 00 Hats marked down 2 98
$8.00 Hats marked down
eauty Is Uppermost.
Is the work of the Rock Island Steam
Laundry. By modern methods and care
ful and skilled help their laundry work
Is the best that Is turned out In this vicin
ity. Their services is prompt and patrons
are treated with courtesy.
ROCK ISLAND STEAM LAUNDRY.
BAUEKSFELD & SEXTON. 1814 Third Avenue. Telephone 1298.
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The truth stands out with equally distinct certainty that Dr. Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin is a favorite
remedy, and why should it not be, when it is sold under so positive a guarantee to cure
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Here are a few lines sent us by one of the admirers of this great remedy,
whose name we withhold by request:
There's heaps of patent medicines
Like tablets, teas and pills
That's advertised like everything:
To cure all family ills.
I've tried them nearly every one
For to cure my indigestion,
But the only one that helped mc was
DR. CALDWELL'S SYRUP PEPSIN.
My daughter cooked some cafcbage onct
Far me and neighbor Lee.
We gfolped it dov.-n so we could go
To Hanson's husk in' bee.
Then, after all the corn was husked,
We cleaned away the rubbish
And danced like mad to win the prize
For the longest ctiidy schcttbehe.
I never could dance gracefully
Unless 'twas some square dance
Where we could kick and bow and scrape
And nearly bust our pants.
But when there was a prize to win
I found myself a try in'
To take the cake for my wife's sake
Who I left home sick and cry in'.
I won the prize for schottishin'
The mo3t times 'round the floor
And took the cake home to my wife
Who kept a' cry in' more.
She said she knew who baked that cake
A neighbor she detested,
And if we ate the cake she knew
We'd all die 'fore it digested.
"But law", said L "what need we care
For any sich a trouble,"
No matter if our stomicks aiked
Till all of us bent double,
We had the stuff I bought that day
At Ole Doc Mill's suggestion
That drove all pains or aikes away
DR. CALDWELL'S SYRUP PEPSIN.
Dr. Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin is manufactured by PEPSIN SYRUP CO., MonticeHo, HI., U. S. A.
It is put up in three sizes, 10c, (ten dosos, 10c) 60c, and $1.00. and is for sale by