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VOL. XI, VIII NO. 259.
ROCK ISLAND, LLIi., MONDAY, AUGUST 20. 1900.
PRICE THREE CENTS.
LI HUNG CHANG AGAIN
IKES APPEAL FOR PEACE.
Asks United States Government
Former Chinese Officials Leading an Army to Prevent Pur
suit of Emperor and Dowager.
Washington, Aug. 20. The Chi
nese government, through Li Hung
Chang, has inaie application to the
. United States for the appointment of
Conger, or some other American of
ficial, with authority to open negotia
tions for the establishment of peace
and for fixing definite terms for a set
tlement of the present trouble. The
application came to the Chinese min
ister to Jay and was taken by him to
the department. A similar applica
tion was made, by Karl Li to all the
New York. Aug. 20. A dispatch to
the Journal and Advertiser from
Shankhai says: "Katig-Yi. former
assistant grand seeratary of the em
pire, and Ca. Lung Fuh S'ng are
leading an army that is advancing
from I'ekin to the southeast, with the
object of diverting the allies from
pursuit of the emperor and dowager
Saturday, the 11th. the imperial
household left I'ekin. Prince Tuan
led the march with the troops, taking
the emperor and dowager empress
and all the Yanchu nobles. Their
destination is believed to be Signan
Fu. in S'aen Si province. With them
left all the elements hostile to for
eigners. Prince Cheng was left in
command in Pekin, and he welcomed
the allies in a friendly manner.
Toere are reports from Chinese
sources that the empress dowager be
headed 12 of the imperial clansmen
who refused to leave the capital and
were suspected of favoring the for
eigners." San Francisco, Aug. 10. The trans
port Sherman sailed today far Taku.
via Nagasaki, with t ho 2d battalion
of the 2 2d infantry from Fort Thom
as. Kv., and a battalion of the Cth in
fantry from Fort Snelling, Minn., and
the 5th infantry on hoard.
l;HTIMi I OT OVKK.
Report That a Mrt Haiti U ;ong on
Around too I'ealn Inner Illy.
I.ond.n. An;. K ar Admiral
r.nn e i ables the admiralty from f he
!.... Aug. as follows: "Am in
formed n th authority of the .Tup
Otiese that street lighting still con
tinues in cPkiuu. part of which is on
Are. Yane S:i '! prevented tlie em
press from leaving, and a last stand
is now being made in the Inner city,
which is surrounded by the allies and
Washington. Au'. ". -The navy
department has te.eived the following
.ltdegrmn from tT.efo. dated Taku.
Aug. I-": -Ti'leirrai'h line to Peking i'j
terrupted. Information J;ipa:iee
onnvs empress dowager detained by
l'r nco Yunged Inner City, which be
ing bombarded by allies. Chaffee re
jxris n:er.d lesatien c-otmds even
lns Uth. Kisht wonr.d.d during day's
fisht Oh"rne all well.
Think the Date Is an Krrnr.
The war department has received
-.itt,r-;i" iltsii:iti-i from Chefoo.
.Mi?. IV r kin-. Aug. l.V "Yo enter
ed legation grounds at ." o'clock last
uk -a.it',1 1-"onrteenth and licht hat
tery. Eight wounded during day's
lighting. Otherwise an won.
War department officials think the
Sate "Peking. Aug. is an error in
transmission. Thcr believe it sheuid
to Appoint Conger or Some
TO ALL THE POWERS.
he Ate V. assail previous reports In
dicated that Peking was captured on
the l."th Inst.
Forbidden City a Strong Position.
The startling feature of Hemey's
dispatch is that fighting within the city
of Peking was continuing, according
to the advices of Admiral Kemey. The
inner, or as it is popularly known, the
forbidden" city, evidently had not
been taken. It is surrounded by a
massive wall of solid masonry more
than twenty feet high, and it is not
regarded as surprising that the Chi
nese should make their tiual stand
r.i vise. jii:x7.
within its shadows. l"r:or to the re
ceipt of the di-patch it was siecepred
generally as a tact that the dowager
empress, in company with the emperor
and a large suite, had left Peking.
CIUNHSr; MlSISTtlC lXCHtUlLOlS
Helieves the Kinprror and Ilnuager Are
Out or the City.
Some doubt of the accuracy of the
information received by Admiral Rem- (
ey is expressed, particularly as the j
t.lliuesu iuju.iaiit.-i, u, is ury posiino
that the emperor, empress dowager
ami the entire Chinese court left Pe
king before the arrival at the gates of
the allies. Minister Wu said to the
Associated Press that he had official
idvices to the effect that the emperor
and empress dowager had gone from
Peking to the province of Mien-Si, a
considerable distance west of the capi
tal city. The minister believed they
vere entirely out of danger. The state
ment that the dowairer empress was
detained by Prince Yungodo. gave him
little concern. He said there was no
Chinese Prince Yungedo. It is not a
Chinese name. It might be. the min
ister thought, a Japanese name, hut
personally he knew of no such person.
At the Japanese legation the dis
patch of Admiral Kemey was read with
the deepest interest. There, tio. it was
said that unged was not a Chinese
name. No Japanese ollicial of that
name was known to the legation at
taches. Their solution of the picstiou
raised by the dispatch was that the
name fdionld be Yung I.n. He is the
commander-in-ehief of the imiwrial
Chinese troops, and Is said to have
strong pro-foreign inclinations and
An efficient defense of the "forbid
den" city would be a very serious af
fair for those attacking. Peking com
prises posiMv four cities in one. In
extent of area it is about th size of
New York citv. The four segments of
METHODISTS ARE TO
TiudaU's Crove. Aug. 20 Oace
again the old camp ground is inhab
ited. At present the weather is cool,
restful and refreshing. The high
sounding notes of the katydid, the
low tones of the cricket, th' .hant cf
the evening lay of the whipporwill,
with the occasional bass voice of the
hooting owl mikes too much music
for us as we retire for the night.
The hum of the saw and pounding
of the hammer are abroad in the
land. M.inv tew leits are being
built and many are finished.
Lawrence Mirtin has addei a fresh
coat of jaiat. making his cottage look
like unto a palace.
A numl-er cf people have been on
the grounds for 10 days.
Amorg tlie tenters already here are:
Mesdamc-s David Cromwtl!, John
Truxell, Frank Hyde. Misses Emma
Cooper. r;Ssie Beard'ev. Euarna Mc
Keever. Emma Mn!io, Messrs John
Truxell. and Walter llvde. Moliae:
Rev. McComber and family. Tavljr
i Kid-re: Mrs. S E. Mattison. Jr..
Roc Inland; II. E Little and family.
Tt'are the Chinese city, theTartar
city, the imperial city and the "for
bidden" city. The last is the residence
f the emperor and the seat of the
imperial court. Nobody is allowed
within its massive -walls except by spe
cial permission of the emperor or em
press dowager. The foreigners who
have entered it gates are compara
tively few in number. The imperial
city Is occupied only by the highest
Chinese officials and members and at
taches of the imperial court.
A dispatch published at Tokio from
General YamaguehL, the Japanese
commander, says the Russians and
Japanese attacked Peking on the north,
while the Americans ad British at
tacked on the south; the Japanese en
tering the city through the gates they
t!ew down and meeting the American
and British at the legations.
LONDON DISLIKES THE OUTLOOK.
Thinks the Brace Telegram Means m Des
perate Fight with Ah Sin.
London, Aug. 20. Rear Admiral
Bruce' s report of the continuation of
fighting in Peking puts a more serious
aspect on the Chinese situation than
was generally expected here. It ap
pears effectually to dispose of all
statements that the empress dowager
had fled, although circumstantial ac
counts of her departure continue to
come from Shanghai. Despite defeat
the Chinese are apparently resolved
to make a desperate struggle, not
only in their ancient capital but also
in oilier parts of the empire. Shang
Chi Tung, viceroy at Hankow, and
Liu Kun Yi, viceroy at Nankin, ac
cording to advices from Shanghai,
have threatened the consul" that if the
person of the empress dowager is not
respected thpy will withdraw from
their present friendly attitude.
Another Shanghai dispatch an
nounces the death of Li I'ing Heng.
Cheng and Chang Lui I. in In the fight
ing before I'ekin. The mandarins in
the southern provinces. According to a
dispatch to The Daily Express from
Hong Kong, have ivsned an important
proclamation recognizing the capture
of IVkin as a just punishment of re
actionary officials, and warning the
people not to interfere with foreign
ers, but also pointing out that the sole
object of the powers should he the
punishment of the '"Boxer" and then
the restoration of peace: confining,
however, their operations to the north.
Consul Wilcox Heard Frum.
Washington. Aug. 2'. The state de
partment has reicived wr rd from Con
sul Levi S. Wil. ox. of Illinois, that he
has arrived at Shanghai and has
moved the consulate from Hankow to
the latter city. The department had
not heard for some time from Wilcox
and was apprehensive thai he might
have been killed.
THE STORM HITS SHEBOYGAN.
Wisconsin City Swept Tiy Fearful Wind
That Docs Much Dam-
Sbeboygau, Aug. 2 0. A terriiic
windstorm struck the city this after
noon. The storm came up very sud
denly from the north. The roof of
the Wicker chair factory was blown
off and several houses were blown
down. People were crushed under
the ruin9. It is impossible at this
time to make any estimate of the
damage or possible loss of life.
Funeral of John Iniills.
Atchison. Kas.. Ang. -. Funeral
services over the body of ex-Senator
Ingalls were held yesterday afternoon
at Trinity Episcopal church, and sub
sequently interment was made in the
family vault in Mount Vernon ceme
tery. Owing to the request of the fam
ily for privacy, a request made in ac
cordance with the expressed wishes of
Ingalls. there was no great throng at
the services. Tlie little church was
filled with friends of the family. Tlie
officiating clergyman was Kev. John K.
I'ulner. of Terre Haute. Iud., who also
preached the f uueral-sermon over Sen
ator Yoorhees, .f Indiana.
I.Ktle Kunze" In TrouMe Again.
Milwaukee. Aug. ". John Kunze,
the supposed driver of the famous
white horse which cut strHi a figure in
the Cronin murder trial, is serving a
term at the house of correction for
swindling, lie was sent-nce'd under
the alias of Peter Wolfe and was
identified by a picture sent to the Chi
Preemption; Misses Adda E. Muse
and Bertha Kelt, Milan; Miss Mina
JSbuttlesworth. Pekin; Rev. Rob:.nson
and family came in late Saturday
The hustling, genial countenance of
William Thompson, who attends to
the physical wants of man. is seen at
the boarding tent arranging for the
many who wish to obtain good meals
Boarding rates are lha same ss
uuil: Good furnished rooms, J;
unfurnished rooms, f 1.
A telephone has been placed in one
of the cottages for the benefit of the
S. E. Mattison, Jr., was a Sunday
Although the camp meeting has
not commenced. and Rev. Mc-
Conil-r is on the sround. he preached
Sunday evening, and many of the
Udi and lassies of the vicinitv took
advantage of the good roads and came
in to hear the sermon.
Camp meeting begins Toesiv,
BAD CITIZEN'S RECORD
One Durden's Reputation Seems
To Be One That Could
Get No Worse. fm
HAS GOOD LUCK IN THE CODETS
Girl Who Had Some Old-Fashioned
Notions Cullom-Tanner Fight
at Springfield Is Over.
Belleville, Ills., Aug. 20. The no
torious George Uurdn, who was ar
rested at East St. Louis on the charge
of murder at Mound City. Ills., has
been taken to Tulaski county for trial.
His record -as a fearless lawbreaker
is certainly remarkab.'e, and is possi
bly not excelled by any of the con
victs at either of the Illinois state
penitentiaries, in one of which he
served a term. He has been repeated
ly tried for perjury and murder, but
was almost invariably acquitted. It
was at Virden. Ills., where he -was
charged with leading the rioters, that
he was indicted seven times for mur
der, hut after a trial lasting several
weeks was finally acquitted.
Was Liberal with H la Silk.
Once he WiW arrested at East St.
Louis for burglariizng a freight car,
from which he is alleged to have taken
immense quantities of silk goods.
which he liberally distributed among
negro women of that city. One official
in speaking of the matter said that
shortly after the commission of the
crime it was noticed that a number of
women in that city began towearsilks.
Durdeu was born in IUiquoiu. Ills.,
and is ; feet tall. He never drinks
and was never known to show signs
of fear. On one occasion at ogts
Crystal italace in East St. Louis he
stopped to hoiub.-ird the place with
atones when Tony Stoecker was shoot
ing at him.
Policemen Took No Thames with Him.
He did not retreat until Henry Me
Williams threw a beer mallet at him
with such force as to knock a hole in
the door at which he wa standing.
The police, knowing his desperate
character, would take no chances with
him if they could help it. Officer.
Jackson wanted him badly on one oc
casion, so he felled him with his club
and then arrested him. Durden w-as
found to have two pistols on him. Dur
den has been in jail several times, and
his name is spread thick on the police
records of East St. Louis.
SOllT OF OLI-FAStllONi:i 1KU
Wouldn't Marry After All Without tha
Consent f Her Mother.
Nashville. Ills., Aug. UO. William
II awes and Miss May me Khine, aged
and l'. respect! vcly, eloped from
Union county to this city Saturday
with the avowed hiti'htioii of being
married, but returned to their homes
at night still only lovers. The couple
arrived here early in the morning and
immediately applied to tlie county
clerk for a marriage license. The
would be husband admitting that the
girl's mother was not consenting. The
license was granted and the young
man asked to be shown to the nearest
minister, but here the girl interposed
and suggested that they first look over
the city. The two strolled along the
streets and finally brought up at the
home of the Methodist Episcopal min
ister. The young man started to lead the
way to the door, but the girl grasped
his arm ami held him back:
Oh. Will." she cried, the tears start
ing down her cheeks, T can't do it.
I can't without mother's consent. You
know I love you so much, but now I
am sorry I ever came here. Please
let's go right home and my mamma
will relent In time." Hawes pleaded,
but all in vain, the girl was firm. The
license was returned and the two left
that evening for their home, trusting
to be forgiven.
Culloln Men l:nd a Faction f ight.
Springfield. Ills.. Ang. 2n. The
county centraU-ommlttee appointed by
the Cullom faction which bolted the
Sangiunoti county Republican conven
tion In Representatives' hall 1-Vb. 11
and held a convention at the opera
house, nominating a full legislative
and county ticket, which ticket the
board of contests decided not to be the
lesal ticket, met Saturday afternoon,
and after a heated iesslon In which
witich opposition wag manifested fo
giving up the contest, passed resolution
withdrawing their legislative nomi
nee. Or. A. L. Converse, and disbaLd
ing their organization.
Will Not Glva I p the Kids.
Springfield. Ills.. Aug. Jennie
Waterhonse. the superintendent of tho
Peoria County Industrial Hchool. and
the directors of that institution havo
decided to igtior i tie order sent by
Acting Oovernor Wnltr Warder to re
lease th Pankey children, as their
father had retclved means to support
them. Mrs. Waterhonse chiinis that
there is no law compelling her to give
tip the custody of the children.
United Slates Court C an Act.
Springfield. Ills.. Ang. -' Ll the
I'l'iTed States circuit iurt Saturday
ju tht! foreclosure fdc of James A.
McM urrny. receiver of the National
Home Ifuilding and Loan association,
of Kloomiimton. against the lwirrow
ers from the association, the several
defendants raised the question of th
jurisdiction of the federal -.iurt. Jtidti
Allen overruled the plea uud held that
I'ourt had iuridict:tm.
ollir Itislionoraby Discharged.
Springfield; Ills.. Au-'. 10. Adju
tant GcU'-ral Reece l,a entered an or
der dishonorably discharging Trora tL
nil.rary service (,r tLc Mate Private
William J. P.reunau and Jmus J.
II xlowal. toutp-tuy I), tveuth in fan
Itaj Seuia Vm liase a Cinch.
Puna. Ills... Aug. Ray Melt-ouru.
cf Cblcaso. wb'j Is riding his wheel
from tnat city to Cairo, Ills., on a
wager of ?250. to cover the distance
In a given time, passed through this
city Saturday, being, as he stated,
about ten hours ahead of time. He
was in good spirits and felt confident
of winning the wager and incidentally
a young lady's hand.
EONE ON THE DEAD QUIET.'
Divorce in Which Wn Involved a MinM-
Toledo, O., Aug. 20. Rev. C. O.
Brown, -whose sensational church trial
Etirred Chicago, Sau Francisco and oth
er cities a few years ago. is In the
city with Mrs. Brown No. 2. His first
-wife quietly petitioned for divorce in
Chicago about two months ago. The
style of the case -was "Mary Brown
vs. Charles Brown." and the grounds
for separation were alleged cruelty.
Just after the case came up for adjudi
cation, however, the pleadings -were so
changed that they read "Mary Brown
vs. Charles O. Brown," and the charge
was changed from cruelty to adultery.
The divorce was granted, and Rev.
Brown, on Aug. i, married Mrs. Mary
Mallory. a -wealthy and well-known
lady. Rev. Brown came here a few
days ago to attend the annual reunion
of the Third Ohio cavalry, of which
he -was a member. The couple is stop
ping at the Jefferson hotel, and -will
return to Chicago In a few days. He
has given up the ministry, for the
present at least.
AM0SRUSIE S NEW JOB.
I'm pi re of Base Hall at Muncie, and lie
Keeps Thing's Quiet.
Muncie, Ind., Aug. 20. -Amos Rusle,
the cyclone base ball pitcher -who has
seemingly quit the profession because
of former domestic troubles, has ac
cepted a new job in the base ball
business the role of an. umpire in the
Muncie City League games. His ap
pearance yesterday afternoon was suc
cessful, for he "cut out" the numerous
brawls that have threatened the dis
ruption of the organization over which
President Young has no hand.
Amos secured $23 for the throe hours
he stood in the center of the diamond
in the broiling sun deciding questions
in two games, while his appearance
added several hundred quarters to the
gate receipts. Rusie denies the report
thnt he will open a saloon in Muncie,
though this will be his future home
and he has quit the big leagues.
SISHOP "fowler s hot talk.
Methodist Leader Stirs I p a Hornet's
'eat Ahout I tali.
Salt Lake City, I'tah. Aug. 20.
Bishop Fowler, of the Methodist
church, has stirred up a hornet's nest,
particularly among the Mormons. In
ii n address before the conference of
the Methodist Episcopal mission of
Vtah, in session here, he said: "The
Holy (Jhost in Utah is a travesty. It
is a hard place ami a great abomina
tion. I don't believe in polygamy, but
polygamy is the whitest bird in this
"The hardest problem that is to he
found in the mission field is to be
found right bore. I believe that T'tah
is nearer the mouth of hell than any
other place on earth." In the course
of a bitter reply the Pcscrct News, the
Mormon organ, says among other
things that Bishop Fowler is a falificr
and no man at all.
MINNESOTA FARMER KILLS
WIFE AND THREE CHILDREN.
Then Destroys His Barns, Stock and Likewise His Gath
FIEND AFTERWARD TAKES TO THE WOODS.
Kansas Man Kills Two and Mortally Wounds a Sheriff, But
Is Brought Down by the Latter.
Arlington. Minn., Aug. 20. Last
night between 10 and 11 o'clock,
Theodore VTallart, a farmer living
three utiles from the town, shot and
killed his wife, bor of 19, girl of 16
and his baby. He then set tire to his
barns, destroying the stable with nine
horses and corn crib and a barn full
Murderer Takes to the Woodr.
Wallart took to the woods after the
crime and is not vet located.
roru-sioED kansas tkagkdv.
Dr. Arlington Kills a farmer. Ills Blother-In-Lsw
and a Sheriff.
Leavenwotth, Kas., Aug. 20. Dr.
Arlington near East Leavenworth to
day shot and killed James Wallace, a
wealthy farmer, in a quarrel over a
line fence, then going to the home
of his mother-in-law, the widow of
William Wallace, he deliberately shot
her to death. Arlington escaped in a
wagou with his young daughter, but
was pursued by Sheriff Dillingham
and a posse. The posso came up
with Arlington in the road, near Far
ley, and about ten shots were ex
changed. The murderer opened lire,
fatally wounding Dillingham. As he
fell Dillingham shot Arlington
through the heart.
NEW ROAD IS ENJOINED.
D., R. I A N. W. Restrained From Knter
Ing Moline Driving 1'ark.
Circuit Clerk Gamble, acting on an
order from Judge Ilamsay, at Morri
son, late Saturday night issued a
temporary injunction restraining the
You Know Us.
D.. R. I. & N. VV. from entering- the
premises ocoupled by the Moline
Driving park and owned by the heirs
of Mrs. M. Y. Cady.
NEW TURKISH MINISTER.
All Key Finds Himself Succeeded at Wash
ington. Constantinople, Aug. 20. Schakib
Bey, head of the cipher bureau of the
foreign office, has been appointed
Turkish minister to the United States
in place cf Ali Ferrouh Bey, recalled.
The Census Bureau Place It at l.OUM-,
Chicago. Aug. 20. A dispatch from
the census bureau at Washington to
day makes the population of this city
1,698, 515. It shows an increase of
54.44 over 1890.
Roberts Report Surrender.
London, Aug. 20. The war oflieo
received the following from Roberts:
llundle reports 684 Boers surren
dered in Harrismith the 19th.11
'resident at a Requiem Mesa.
Washington, ,up. 20. Amid scene
nf impressive solemnity, and iu the
presence of the president of the Unit
ed States, members of the cabinet ami
other high olHcials, memorial services
for the lnte King Humbert I of Italy
were held at St. Matthews' ltoma-i
Catholic church yesterday.
More Free Rural lplivcry.
Washington, Aug. 'J .--Ti.e p'i!o:'
flre department has ordered the estab
lishment on Sept. 1 of rural free de
livery service at Roekton, Ills., Au
rella, la.. Niles. M ich., Clai kston, Jkileb.,
nml Columbus. Wis.