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VOIi. Ii. NO. 03.
EOCK ISLAND. ELIi.. W-EDNJESDAY, FEBRUARY G, 1901.
PRICE THREE CENTS.
M Fr A
China Told That None
the Offending Officials
TUAN MAY BE BANISHED
If His Head is. Spared Dead
as Well as Living
Pekin, Feb. 6. The foreign min
isters definite! decide! at a meeting
last night to demand the imposition of j
the death penalty upon the 12 Chinese t
prixce n; AX.
f Arcti Ijfaafr or RoiftT" whfK f.itf w IRan
itacisn or Banishment.) sent against Simal&na, Iliad of
umu.meum tuu iu oi.ipuiai.ioii . Samatra, has captured Ashines For
submitted, including those who are.tre33 of Bitoritik. The Dutch lost
i (Tr..'t :six killed and 40" wounded. The Ash-
upon the (Jhiaese. lae sentence on
the living must hi inflicts! except in
the cases of Prince Tain and Dake
Em, which the emperor my com
mute to banishment to-Turfcestm.
l)OWS TO THE DETAILS.
Of the Little Blatters In Dispute Betwtin
Ah Sin sad Ab Civilization.
reking.' Feb. 6. The Chinese pleni
potentiaries. Prince Ching and Li
Hung Chang, had a protracted" meet-
lng yesterday morning with the for- I
eign envoys. Twelve names of promi- I
nent Chinese officials were. submitted
with the request that China keep faith
with the powers and punish the per
sons named couimeusurately ,with
their offenses. The Chinese plenipo
tentiaries replied that China's earnest
hope was to carry out fully the de
mands of the powers, and that she felt
sure the punishment which would be
Inflicted would be satisfactory. It was
discovered that two out of twelve of
the persons named were already dead.
In certain cases of the Chinese pleni
potentiaries gave reasons why the pun
ishment inflicted should be banishment
:nd not deatii. asserting that in these
cases they particularly desired banish
ment. Li's Head Is All night.
After a long conversation on the
subject of punishment it was decided
that the foreign envoys should draw
up a full list of all accused officials,
tooth national and provincial, with in
dictments specifying the guilt of each
and a etatement of the punishment
required, which would then be present
ed to the Chinese plenipotentiaries for
definite action. Li Hung Chang, who
Is veiy weak from hU recent illness,
had to be carried In ard out of the
British legation. He is tumble id walk,
but hisi nead seems as clear- as ever.
The foreign envoys were impressed
with the evident desire of both Trince
Chlng and LI IIuDg Chang to come to
Matter That Depends on Ah Sin.
Prince Ching asked whether, pro
vided China showed by every moans
1n her power a desire to carry out the
terms of the joint note, the foreign
troops' would leave Peking. The for
eign envoys replied that this was a sub
ject they could not discuss beyond say
ing that If everything were satisfac
tory they believed the iowers would
begin to'withdraw the troops early iu
the coming spring, tout that this de
pended largely upon the Chinese them
selves. Control of the Legation Guards.
Trince Ching was anxious to know
.what provision would toe made to con
trol the legation guards, and to pre
vent them from disturbing business.
He asked if the guards would be al
lowed over all parts at the city. To
this inquiry the reply was given that
the guards would not certainly be al
lowed to interfere with any avocations
of the Chinese, but would be merely
kept to guard the legations iu case of
necessity. Prince Ching was assured
that in whatever part of the city the
legation guards might go they would
toe required to conform to laws which
would be agreed upon, under pain of
severe jninlshment for any infraction.
KAISER TAKES 1EAVE OF KSCLANI)
London People Give Hiin a Very En
k thusiastic Send Off.
London, .Feb. G. Emperor . William,
has returned n board the imperial
q-aeht Iiph,e.flZPllera, at rojt Victoria,
on his way home, after receiving from
London crowds demonstrative ex
pressions of their approbation of his
prolonged visit to England. PnmiS'
takatde evidence of the place he has
won In the hearts of the English peo
ple was seen in the affection with
j which he was hidden farewell by King
Edward, the Duke of Conuaught and
? oth?r it embers of the royal family.
I It was at Charing Cross railroad
I station, Mibsequent to the luncheon at
Marlborough .House, that the chief
ovation occurred. The crowds, packed
densely, cheered lustily as each state
carriage containing the members of
th German snite passed, and shouted
themselves hoarse, when, behind. a
brilliant escort of lige-guards, Emper
or William. -King Edward, Crown
Prince Frederick William and the
Duke of Conuaught drove up in the
At Charing Cross King Edward in
troduced the lord mayor. Mr. Frank
Green, to Emperor William. The lat
tor paid he much apprecated the fact
tli.-ir the lord mayor, the head of the
; of London, had come to bid him
farewell. The lord mayor declared
the citizens of London warmly appre
rial eel the visits of the emperor to
England at a moment's notice, upon
the melancholy occasion of the Queen's
fleam ana wouiu never rorget uis kiuu
A Year's Application for for 1'alents.
Washington. Feb. 0. The report of
the commissioner of patents for 1DO0
tlimvQ th.it dnrmr the vonr thovo Tr-mo
f received3!).07.1amlieatlous for natents
TO STOP BIG FIGHT.
Emergency Board Votes $50,'
' coo to Be Used by
Coin m bus. O , Feb. 6. The state
emergency board has authorized Gov
Nash to spend $50,000,. if necessary,
in calling out the troops to stop the
Cincinnati prize fight.
TAKEN AFTER BATTLE.
Amsterdam, Feb 6 Advices from
Ti ifu tt . Tj rta an n r ho AvnalitSnn
inese lost 70.
Former Rubatd of Fanny Daieoport
-- 6 p rated From "Wife,
,New York, Feb. 6. In' the supreme
court today Mrs. Wilhelmina Marie
McDowell was granted a divorce from
William Melbourne McDowell, the ac-
. ,1 I. T A 1 T
Davenport." The papers in the case
are not made public,
Utrecht, Feb. 6 An operation on
Krugei's light eye was successfully
Blomfontein, Feb 6 The Post tc
day published a passionate appeal
from Piet DeVVet, . chairman ot the
peace commission, to his brother
Christian to surrender.
WRIGHT IS REAPPOINTED.
President Name Commissioner of Labor
Washington, Feb. 6. The president
today sent the following nominations
to the senate: Carroll D. Wright, of
Massachusetts, to be commissioner of
libor; Ojcar Malmros, of Minnesota,
to be consul at Colon, Colombia; Ei
watd P. Seeds, of Iowa, to be deputy
auditor of the war department.
OVER THE ELECTIONS
Budapest, Feb. 6 A serious elec
tian riot occurred at Maros Vasarhely,
Translivania. Excited crowds of
people threatened the gendarmes,, who
tired, killing three and wounding 20
QUEEN SOPHIA '
Stockholm, Feb. 6. Queen Sophia,
who has been con lined to her bed for
some time with throat trouble and in
fluenza, showd signs of increasing
PREVAILS IN GLASGOW.
Glasgow, Feb. 6.- Smallpox pre
vails here in alrrming proportions.
Many fresh cases and deaths are re
COAL MINE STRIKE
IS DECLARED OFF.
'Colorado Springs, Feb. 6. The coal
strike in i his section is settled. All
the mines are open toiay atfull forces.
Minnesota's Oldest Woman Wenrt.
f?t. Paul. Minn.. Fob. G. Mrs. Julia.
Armstrong, one of Minnesota's oldest
pioneers, died at her -home. at. Oak
dale Sunday afternoon, aged 108. The
deceased was the widow of the late
Thomas Armstrong, of W aobonger ,
Falls, N. Y.- She-came to .'Minnesota
In the early 40?s.j . t
Mrs. Nation's Latest Freak is to
Encourage Little Ones
SMASHES IS ONCE MOKE ATTESTED
And Is Promptly Ijet Go Without
Bail Senate Proprietor Ar
rested and Retaliates.
Topeka, Kan., Feb. G.--Mrs. Nation
yesterday retrieved Monday's setback
hen she and three followers wrought
damage to the extent of $1,500 in the
"Senate," the linest equipped saloon
iu Topeka. Sh did more, for she
gaiucd the firt-t police protection given
her since she. started out on her sa
loon smashing career at Wichita a
month ago. The police followed up
her raid of yesterday and arrested the
proprietor of the "Senate" and two
men who were guarding the place.
Mis. Nation was arrested, but prompt
ly released. Mrs. Nation and her
wreckers, each armed with a hatchet
sailed forth at daybreak" a ud caught
the joint 1st napping. They forced
their way 'past a negro who guarded
the door, and in less than ten minutes
had strewn the floor with broken mir
rors. lottles, slot machines and splin
tered bar lixtures.
Promptly Released by the Judge.
The negro tired a shot of warning
Into the ceiling but it had no effect.
Presently a policeman stalked leis
urely into the room and said: "Well.
Sister Nation. I guess we'll have to
arrest you .again."
Mrs. Nation had jtist smashed the
last bottle and was ready to go. "All
right," she responded, cheerily, "you
just came when I wanted you to."
She turned back as she reached the
door and Inquired: "Everything
cleaned up. ladies?" The police judge
was glad to release her when she ap
peared for trial and administered a
tongue-lashing to that official, and
Mrs. Nation soon waited proudly down
Kansas avenue, free again to smash
Saloon Men Are Arrested.
Michael Wagner, supposed to be the
owner of the "Senate," made the best
of his opportunity and promptly fe-
enred a quantity of liquor to supply
llie thirst of the crowds that poured
into his place to view the wreckage
that the Nationites had wrought. lie
did a "land office" business, giving a
piece of wreckage with each glass of
beer.' During the afternoon two 'dep
uties from Sheriff Cooke's oflice raid
ed the place and nYrested Wagner.
"Sliep-Tiytle'aud two; guards, aniMook
cnarge oi tiie stock oi liquor, our one
of the deputies was so angry when a
giard struck him that he arrested
lmth guards. . -.
IC1TK CHILDREN TO RIOT.
Wants Them to Rock" the "Joints" -
Her Appearance in Court.
Yesterady Mrs. Nation dicta ted an
appeal "To the Children of the High
Schools of the United States," in which
she urges children everywhere to
smash saloon windows with "rocks."
When she apptared in court to answer
the charges of "disturbing the peace,"
and "smashing a joint." the result
was a bad half hour for Police Judge
A. Magraw and Chief of Police
Staiil. The first charge was dis
missed, and a hearing on the second
charge was si t for tomorrow, the pris
oner hcitig released without bond.
When the charge of disturbing the
peace was dismissed she declared she
objected to the dismissed because she
was "arrested wrongf ullyaml deprived
of mv liberty" after her attack on
the Unique restaurant.
She demanded to-know who had
made he charge, and when told that
the city attorney was responsible for
it. said: "Then I want to see that
city attorney." But that official conld
not be found. The prisoner demanded
that the city attorney le brought In
and le compelled to give cause for
arresting her Monday. The police
jtidge tried to ignore her. and the chief
of police refused to listen to her de
mand. Then Judge Magrew began to
read the law touching offenders . who
create a public disturbance or cause
lot and Mrs. Nation inetrrupted the
reading several times.
"I was not violent, but peaceable.
she exclain'ed. "You might as well
read a novel to me as that stuff. It
doesn't cover my case."
The iudgf was indignant and Chief
Stahl threatened to have the marshal
put her out. Then he told her she
would be a prisoner until she fur
nished bond, and she told him she un
derstood all that, but she was finally
let go on her own recognizance.
She was arrested again last night
on a warrant sworn aim in xne city
ourt by Kelly & Lytle. who owned
he "Senate" saloon. She is charged
with malicious destruction of prop-
crtv. Her bond was placed at flOO
ind she was released till Saturday,
at which time her trial will take place.
, Numerous fights took place yesterday
over the topic. - Kansas avenue, the
principal street of this city, was lined
all day with excited little groups dis
cussing the situation, and more than
one blow was struck.
King Edward and the Masons.
London. Feb. U. In conformity with
the course adopted by- the former
Prince of Wales, afterward King
tJeorge IV. who resigned the office of
grand master when he was apiwinted
regent. King Edward has now re
signed the office of grand master of
Free Masons in England, which he
has held since 1S74. But he will re
tain his connection with Masonry un
der tho probable title of protector.
1nke of Cornwall to See the Kare.
New York. Feb. . The Tribune
8rJ,:Mtrii Duke of Cornwall will be
.pres,ent. at the America's mp .races.
.which begin ot? Sandy. Hook oa Auz.
20." He will come 'this way home
ward bound from Australia.
Addison Cam mack Dead.
New York. Feb. G. Addison Cam
mack, aged 74 years, at one time one
of the most prominent speculators in
Wall street, died at bis home in this
city yesterday. ,
Ha Cnt the Standard Rate.
Chicago, Feb. 0. John Dickinson,
of the firm of John Dickinson & Co.,
commission merchants at 10 Pacific
avenue, was expelled from his seat on
the Chicago Board of Trade yesterday
by the board of directors. The charge
against him was cutting the standard
commission rates set by the board.
Good Prices for Horses.
Chicago, Feb. 6. Good prices were
realized at the second day of the horse
sale at Dexter park. The majority
of the horses sold were from the
Caton Stock farm, all of them being
bid off without reservation. The
highest price realized was for nigh
Reward or $-00 Offered.
St. Joseph. Mo.. Feb. 6. The county
court of Audrew county has offered
$500 reward for evidence that will
lead to the arrest of the man who fired
the shot on Christmas eve that caused
the death of Frank IUchardson, at
Military in the Inancural Parade.
Washington, Feb.; 6.- According to
present plans the military representa
tion will be a splendid feature of the
parade on the occasion of President
McKinley's second inauguration.
BAD FIRE IN RUSSIA
Many Persons .Perish and
Much Property .. De
stroyed. Biku, Russia. Feb. 6. Fire yester.
day destroyed property to the value
of 12 .000.000 poods. Many per
sons perished. Twenty charred
bodies were found and upwards of 0
people were terribly burned. Four
hundred families losl; everything.
Magazines are still burning and a
neighboring reservoir Ij in danger.
A general panic prevail
. COSTLY TO ENGLAND.
Total Death List of IlritUh Fools Up 12.
089 Latest War News.
London. Feb. . The war office is
sued a very heavy 'South African. cas
ualty list yesterday, showing, in addi
tion to tliirteeu killed and seventy-seven
wounded In action, eighty-two
deaths from disease during the present
moiKW"l.asfc' month thirty -one officers
ami S0O non-commissioned officers and
men were killed in action or died
from disease. The toial death list
from the beginning of the Avar con
tains the names of 12.0S'J men.
It is reported here that British
troops are advancing "rapidly towards
the Portuguese frontier, because the
.wt are threatening 'Lorenzo Mar
A special dispatch from Cape town
says that tieneral DeWet. according
lo-Cape Town reports, Intends to an
nex various districts of Caie Colonyr
and then to commandeer men and sup
plies, although he" is now urging the
colonists not to Join him.
ClaDwilliam. Feb. 0. lol. Brauder
drove the Boers cut of Vorrhynes
dorp. capturing a num'lier of
wagons and a quantity of, mer
chandise. All the farms in this region
ire deserted. The only human being
found except armed Boers was an Eng
lish governess on one of the farms.
t'aie Town. Feh.ti. The Boers capt
ured n Kritisn when iney rusiieu
Modderfontein Jau. SO. The prisoners
were subsequently-'released. Thirty
British were killed or wounded.
ORIGINAL CHARLIE ROSS
Young Man Who Tbiaks He Is the Ionr-
- Sought Stolen Hoy.
Chicago. Feb. 0. Eugene I. fJoweil
vistcd detective headquarters here yes
terday and announced that he was the
long-sought-for Charlie Boss, who was
kidnaped from Germantown, - Pa., In
1S74. "I remember nothing of the
kidnaping, because I believe I was
drugged, and this left my mind tem-
-jiorarily .a blank." said (lowell. "I
do' have a dim re-oIIectiou of com
fortable surroundings and a home by
a running brook, however.
"I was brought up in Ios Angeles,
Cal.. believing Mrs. Clara Bobbins,
with whom I lived, to 1e my mother.
She married John or AVilliani Oowell,
and I took her husband's name. The
fa ft lhat I was only aa adopted child
was told me by my half-brother Clar-
ence. ome years ago 1 icn uum
and have since traveled about the
They Quarreled Over & Woman.
F.vansville, Ind., Feb i. During a
quarrel in a saloon over a woman,
Martin Klliott staWed 'fid uudgei m
the lwwels. fairly rinnlng him open,
and Benjamin Steinkamp through the
lungs, after which he was arrested for
attemnted murder. Steinkamp Is not
likefy to recover, aud Cudgel, who is
the son of William H. Uudgei. ex-
prosecuting attorney, is reported -as fa
tally hurt. Klliott is a potter ny traue.
Will Compete with the Trust.
Oshkosh. Wis.. Feb. 6. The Grass
Twine Matting company has been in
corporated here with a capital stock
of $500,000. It will manufacture
rass binding twine and matting aud
become a competitor of the Northwest
ern Grass Twine company, which has
heretofore had a' monopoly is this
business and which has been unable
to make the binding twine as fast as
the farmers. have demanded It.
Depends on. Where They're At.
Washington. Fob. rt.Tlie7l!cTublie-
ans who lavor tue. snipim's. ., .
olare tbat the measure wTlLpyss. 1 jn;
opponents of the measure still claim
they cao VleaA. It. .
THREAT OF A STRIKE
Made by John Mitchell at the
' Meeting of Mine Operators
WILL TEE UP THE WHOLE COUNTRY
If tho Confei-rees at Columbus Fail to
Come Together Demand of
Columbus, O., Feb. G. The joint
scale committee of the miners, and op
erators" conference, about noon yes
terday decided that it could not agree
on any of the numerous propositions
which were under consideration, and
to rerer the whole matter back to the
convention, a session of which was
thereupon called for U p. m. The
conference met at that hour, and the
scale committee reported that it had
been unable to agree upon any of the
propositions presented either by the
miners or operators. The report of
the committee simply recited the fact
of disagreement on each of the various
propositions. F. I.. Bobbins then fol
lowed with a statement for the Penn
Cannot t'oinpctu with West Virginia.
lie spoke in favor of his proposition
for a reduction of 10 cents in the price
of mining, saying that it was impos
sible for the Pittsbnrg operators to
hold their trade at the present prices
in. competition with .West Virginia
coal. lie said that West Virginia
coal was now being sold even In Pitts
burg. Bobbins declared that the run-of-miue
standard now demanded had
been tried in that district, but had
proven a failure. The machine differ
ential could not be reduced because
at the present prices machines could
be used profitably only by practicing
the greatest economies. S. Morton
spoke' in behalf of the Ohio operators,
corroborating many of the assertions
made by Bobbins.
Mitchell States the Miners' Case.
John Mitchell spoke for the miners,
lie said they would insist upon a sin
gle run-if-iaine standard, a lixed ma
chine differential, and a uniform scale
for outside day work. lie said he
hoped the conference would agree.
The failure of the conference would
precipitate, perhaps, a. struggle that
would not only close all the mines
but paralyze the industries of the
country.' The hour, for adjournment
had arrived, but. A. .1. Moorehead. of
St. Louis, one of the Illinois operators,
said that he had a resolution to offer,
and upon which he expected to talk
atthe session this morning.
ACTION" THAT FORCES AN 1S9UK.
Which Is a Scale That Is L'niform in All
the States Itepiesented.
The motion for the adoption of the
resolutkiu was seconded 'by Harry
Taylor, another Illinois coal opera
tor. The resolution reads: "Besolved.
lhat. inasmuch as the foundations of
The London Prices do
SPECIAL FOR THIS SALE.
$18 MEN'S SUITS
$16.50 MEN'S SUITS
f 13.50 MEN'S SUITS
$12 MEN'S SUITS
$12 MEN'S SUITS
This Sale Consists of New and Up-to-date
the Interstate movement areUased up
on competitive aud commercial uni
formity, and not upon geographical
lines, the scale of wages and condi
tion must be uniform throughout the
states parties to said agreemeut, aud
the scale committee is hereby instruct
ed to draft au agreement to cover the
prices and conditions of both pick and
machine mining iu said competitive
lield, based upon lines of uniformity."
The resolution was laid over to give
Moorehead au upiortuuity to speak
This action of the Illinois operators
forced the issue. The Illinois opera
tors believe they are placed at a dis
advantage with their competitors by
the joint agreement adopted at ?hi
cagu, aud they have come here with a
determination to secure an adjustment
of prices and conditions that will put
them on au even footiug with the op
erators of other states. Their aim is
either to compel the adoption of Illi
nois prices and conditions throughout
the competitive district, or to force
prices aud conditions in Illinois to the
level of other states. Illinois has a
run-of-mine standard, aud a machine
differential of 7 to 10 cents. In the
other states the price of mining is
based upon screened coal, and the ma
chine differential is much greater.
Ohio, Indiana and western Pennsyl
vania operators say positively they
will not accept the run-of-mine stand
ard or a reduction in the machine dif
ferential. As the Illinois miners say
tbey will not consent to auy change of
prices or conditions in that state, the
complexity of the situation can be un
derstood. Both miners and operators
are still hopeful of an agreement.
AN END TO HAZING.
Academy Bill Passed By the
Senate Prohibits Ca
Washington, Feb 6. The senate to
day passed the military academy bill.
The hazing paragraph is that any
cadet found guilty of participating in,
encouraging or countenancing haz
ing shall be expelled, to not be re
appointed or be eligible for appoint
ment as a commissioned officer in the
army or navy.
The war revenue reduct:on bill was
BEATEN AND ROBBED.
Thnjes Maltreat Aired Couple In New York
and Get Much Piooder.
New York, Feb. 6. Nicholis
Michaels, an aged saloonkeeper, and
his wife were brutally beaten by three
masked men at their saloon at an
early hour this morning and robbed
of $300 cash, and $2,000 in checks
and negotiable paper.
Before leaving the thugs locked the
old couple in an ice box. A lodsrer
released the couple. The robbers
YOU KNOW US.
varnegie aie rveportea in
New York as an Ac
GIGANTIC DEAL ANNOUNCED
Embraces the Principal In
dustries in that Line in
New York, Feb. 6. The Evening
Post announces the Carnegie sale as
an accomplished fact and says repre
sent itives of Carnegie asserted today
that the arrangements were practi
cally consummated whereby the Car-,
negie Steel company, Federal Steel
company, National Steel company
and the American Steel & Wire com
pany would combine and be operated
under the same management. - N
Carnegie Sells Ills Stock.
New York, Feb. 0. The Tribune
this morning says: "Negotiations fon
the sale of Andrew Carnegie's control
ling interest in the stock of the Car
negie company were brought to a suc
cessful conclusion on Monday, J. Pier
pont Morgan and his associates being;
the purchasers. The transaction Is a.
colossal one. Mr. Carnegie held near
ly 54 per cent, of the $100,000,000 oC
the Carnegie company. This- stock:
has not been listed on any stock ex
change, but. $1,500 was recently paid
for a $1,1 too share.
"Assifming that Mr. Carnegie lias
disposed of his holdings at par he will
receive fully $85,000,000 for his inter
est while at the same time he will re
lain 5:j or 54 per cent, interest in the
$100,000,000 bond issue of the Carnegie
company. The object aimed at by Mr.
Morgan and the interests- allied with
him when treating with Mr. Carnegie
was the assurance of an enduring;
peace in t he steel Industry of the Unit
ed States, and this condition is now:
believed to -ve been obtained.
GOVERNMENT IS DEFEATED.
Vote at Roma on LHasolatlon ot Labor Y.x
change 31S to 101.
Rome, Feb. 6 Tu government
was defeated in the chamber of depu
ties today by a vote of 318 to 102 on
the debate on the dissolution of the
labor exchange at Genoa which had
lasted several days.
$7.50 MEN'S SUITS . .
BOYS' STIFF BOSOM SHIRTS rGZf
W ORTH 50 CENTS TO $1 4JKs
MOTHER FRIEND SHIRTS O r
WORTH 50 CENTS TO $1 .W-J 1
MEN'S FANCY VESTS DO
WORTH $3 TO $4
MEN'S AND BOYS' CArS WORTH OCZr
50 CENTS TO 75 CENTS Is