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Wkose-dat. Ji se 29. 1S92.
TO BIND AN EMPIRE.
Business Men of the British
Empire in Council.
SIGNIFICANT MEETING AT LONDON
The Commercial lnlrrriti of the Em
plre tiulvr Discussion The Coloniet
Desirous of Dinning Closer to the
Mother Country as Against the Reat
of the M "i lil in Commerce Motion
Adopted for Commercial I'nion I'ar
liatnent Ilolvel ami Election t run
Lomh at, .Tune 8ft The seconil congress
of the chambers of commerce of the Brit
ish empire opened yesterday at 10 o'clock
in the hall of the Merchant Tailors' com
pany one of the richest corporations in
Threailneedle street. Sir John Lubbock,
president of the London Chamber of Com
merce, presided, and assisted by the com
mittee welcomed the delegates sent from
every portion of the empire. The bodies
represented in the congress include the
London Chamber of Commerce, the Bir
mingham chamber, the chambers of Can
terbury, New Zealand, Montreal, Winni
peg, Capetown, Kegina, Northwest Ter
ritory. Toronto, Trinidad, Sydney, Mad
ras, Georgetown, British Guinea. Bom
bay, Lagos and nearly nil the rest of the
British empire. It is a most remarkable
gatherinir. and is regarded by the commer
cial w orld as most important.
What the Colonies Think.
Its deliberation! have a distinct influ
ence upon imperial politics. The remark
able lead taken in trade resolutions by the
colonies is generally commented upon. It
Is certain that the colonies have never be
fore adopted so strong a tone in their sug
gestions to the mother country, and their
present stand in this respect is thought to
De cnieny influenced bv the tariff laws of
me Lunea Mates and a determination to
insist upon steps for their own protection
and benefit. Conversations with the dele
gates from abroad show that they feel that
the colonies have little to gain bv their at
tachment to the British empire unless
Borne preference is given them in their
rade relations with Kngland over foreign
Manitoba's View of the Case.
This feeling, thouuh exhibited most
trongly by the Canadian delegates, is
generally shared, and expressions of it are
plainly manifest in the resolutions placed
on the agenda paper. One of the most im
portant resolution's is that offered by the
Winnipeg board of trkiTe of Manitoba as
loiiovrs; "-ifjat in the opinion of this con
gress the time has come, or is close at
hand, when the people of Great Britain
can with confidence look to the colonies
and dependencies of the empire for that
portion of their breadstuff which thev
find it necessary to import from vear to
year. The rapid development of grain
production in Canada, India and
Australasia during the past ten
years clearly indicates that these
countries will soon have nnnuallv
an Uport surplus of grain in excess of the
annual import demand of the British
Isles, and it will be altogether unneces
eary for the latter to look for suimlies to
foreign countries, and especially to those
whose tariff laws are so framed as to
atrike especially at the trade interests of
Great Britain and British colonies. That
this congress sees the best method of secur
Ing this end by a system in the mother
country of tariff discriminating against
me grain ana other food products of for
eign nations, and in favor of the import of
each goods from the colonies and deren
dencies, and a similar discrimination bv
the colonies and dependencies in connec
tion with tariff on other goods required
to be imported by them."
The First Act of the Congress.
The first business transacted was the
adoption of a motion in favor of imperial
commercial union. Richard R. Dobell,
of the Quebec board of trade, seconded the
motion. He deprecated the argument that
the United States of America by adopting
free trade might bring about the downfall
of British trade.
Opposing a Free Trade Resolution.
One of the delegates named Medley of
fered a free trade resolution. Tupper
moved an amendment declaring that free
trade would paralyze the trade of the Do
minion and place it at the mercy of the
United States. Donald Smith seconded
the amendment, and Mr. Wood, of Hamil
ton, was the only Canadian delegate who
opposed it. The debate was adjourned
before a vote was reached.
THE PARLIAMENT DISSOLVED.
England Will Be Voting for the Next
London, June 2 The Royal Gazette
publishes the queen's proclamation dis
solving parliament and summoning the
new parliament to meet on Thursday,
Ang. 4. The writs are being issued ac
cordingly. The ceremony of the dissolu
tion of parliament was duly observed yes
terday, the total attendance being about
twenty members of the commons and
The Politieal Programme.
Following is the programme of the elec
tions: The writs for election were re
ceived today. Saturday the nominations
will be made and the votes will be cast in
the boroughs Monday for the earliest and
Wednesday for the latest. The limit of
time for the county elections is very much
wider. In these the nominations may
take place any time up to the ninth day
after the receipt of the writ, and the elec
tion may be postponed until six clear day
after the nomination.
Edmund Reed put his hand on the body
of a lion in Ringling Broa.'a circus at Du
Inth. He is minus an arm now and not
certain of his life.
HARRISON TO THE CLUBS.
The President Writes to the New York
Kepuhlli an League.
Rochester. X. Y , June The State
League of Republic au Clubs began a con
vention here yesterd iv and transacted rou
tine business. A etter was read from
President Harrison In which after stating
that the pleasure of ittending the conven
tion, to which he had been invited, was de-niedhim.owingtost-ess
of public business
he says: "It will lie i n auspicious event in
the great national campaign now opening
if the league clubs isplay their banners
at once in the front line. They have that
power to bring an er.thusiasm and at the
same time an energ; to campaign work
that campaign committees do not possess.
I therefore extend mr cordial greeting to
the young Republic! ns of Xew York, and
welcome them to a participation in the
labors and honors of a great civil contest.
The Chicago Tariff Plank.
"I cannot in this It tter discuss the great
issues that are now presented for debate,
but 1 venture to call your attention to the
significant action of the Chicago conven
tion upon the subject of the tariff. The
majority report aeemed to recognize that
some regard might b had to tariff legisla
tion for the interes s of our American
workingmen; that in making tariff reduc
tions injury to oui domestic interests
should be avoided, a id that such changes
should be regardful o the labor and capi
tal connected there-vith. All of these
declarations were str cken out by an over
whelming vote of the convention, and the
resolutions adopted must, in the light of
this vote, it seems to me, be an affirmative
declaration that Democratic legislation
upon the tariff will be without any regard
to its effect upon the wages of American
workinemen. withon any thought of its
destructive effect up n American indus
tries. Calls It a Ra Ileal Policy.
"What was rejected and what was
adopted upon this subject at Chicago
seems to me to constitute a declaration
more extreme and more destructive than
ha ever before been promulgated by the
Democratic party. Th Republicans make
light of this declaration and appeal
with added confide tice to American
workingmeu and American producer
to sustain a policy always highly regard
ful of the interests of the American work
ingman ami produce rs. The great busi
ness interests of our ountry will not fail
to appreciate thedistu-bingand disastrous
effects of so radical a policy upon the gen
LOOKING FOR INCiAN TROUBLES.
Chejennes and Arapa'ioes Making- a Row
Over a CI estnut.
CniCAGo, June 29. Army officers are
waiting with no little nnxiety the outcome
of a significient mc ve made by the
Cheyenne nud Aapah e Indians in Okla
homa territory in "reft sing to accept beef
rations issued to them by the Indian agent
there. The Indians 1 ave absolutely de
clined to accept 500 bet ves turned over to
them, and say they wi I have no more to
do with thegovemmen whose officers they
say have continually r bbed them of their
rights. The trouble dates back to the
time when a coterie of attorneys secured
67,500 for fees alleged I j be due them for
assistance In selling I idian lands to the
Not Occupying Th ?lr Allotments.
Since then the India! s have been very
balky. The settlers an said to be greatly
excited over the prosper t of trouble. Few
of the Indians have o:cupied the allot
ments given them and i great deal of un
rest has leen manifested among them.
Speaking of the trouble among the red
skins. Captain J. M. l,ee, who has been
among the Indians and has known all
their chiefs for years, i aid yesterday: "I
wouldn't be surprised i; trouble occurred.
There is no doubt in m; mind that the In
dians have been outrageously swindled
and every man. woman and child in their
territory who hasn't b -en bought up by
the thieves will say so. An Indian will
stand a great deal, but he is constituted
about as is a white man and some of them
are just about ready to give up and go on
the war path.
Heavy Claims Agi inst Mr. Lo.
"There are always ah.tof thieves who
have a lobby at Vaiington to press
claims against the re I men, and their
claims amount to over $25,000,000 at the
present time. If allowed they would be
come liens upon all the Indians have or
expect to receive from the government. I
sincerely trust no troul le will occur, but
the Indians have been brow-beaten and
cheated so often that it would be but hu
man nature for them o take retaliatory
Proceedings in Congress.
Washington, June 29. Immediately
p.fter the senate WM called to order yester
day Hale spoke at lengtl upon the resolu
tion which he introduce 1 Monday. Vest
replied, the resolution w?nt over and con
sideration of general appropriation bills
was resumed, Allison, ban-man of the
committee on appropria ions, remarking
that he urged the senato -s to give all the
time possible between now and Thursday
for their consideration. The agricultural
bill was passed and the legislative, execu
tive and judicial taken up.
In the house for the fin t time this ses
sion the war veterans hac a hearing, bills
being passed to pension urmy nurses now
without means of suppor who served for
six months in caring for and nursing the
sick and wounded; to pr ivide a pension
of (60 per month for non- .peri fie disabili
ties, and the bill to rem ve the disability
of those who participated in the rebellion,
and who have since enlisted in the navy
or army of the United St ites and become
Foster iu Prospect ol
Washington, June 29
of filling the vacant seen
was discussed at the cabi
tarysbip of state
let meeting yes
obable that Col
ie agent of the
teraay. Although the c
be officially stated it is p
onel J. W. Foster, now t
government in conducti
sea negotiations, will be
lg the Behring
amed to fill the
"HELD" UP A HOTEL.
Highwaymen Open Up a Brand
EVERY ONE IN THE HOUSE FLEECED
Landlord, Landlady and Gnests Forced
to "Shell Out" and Servants Terrified
The Koldest Job on Record, Well
Planned nnd Fxecuted Without a Hitch
A Prohibition Delegate One of the
Victims His Daring Attempt to Cap
ture the Rascals A Lively Skirmish.
Hknnkpin, Ills., June 29. News has
just been received from Magnolia, a some
what out of the way village twenty miles
from here, of a remarkable and successful
robbery perpetrated there on the night of
June 26. in which John Sobeoski, Prohi
bition candidate for governor of Missouri,
was one of the victims and the hero of an
intensely exciting subsequent adventure
with the robbers. On the night in ques
tion the Magnolia house, the only hotel
in the village, contained twelve guests.
Shortly before midnight five men, masked
and armed with rities, forced an entrance
through a back w indow on the ground
floor. On that floor were sleeping the
landlord, Jacob Williams, his wife, a
hired men and three young women serv
ants. Knew Where the "Snag" Was.
The rob!ers. who were evidently intim
ately acquainted with the premises, pro
ceeded immediately to the room oucupied
by the landlord and his wife and suc
ceeded in gagging and binding them ami
in securing their money and valuables be
fore they had an opportunity to make an
ontcry or to struggle sufficiently to cause
an alarm. The room of the hired man
was visited next and he was treated as his
employers had been. The three woman
servauts were awakened and terrified into
silence by threats enforced by a liberal dis
play of firearms. One of the robbers was
left in their roomloinsure their continued
submission and the four other robbers
carefully made their way up the stairs
where all the guests were sleeping.
Operations With the (inputs.
The method in which the robbery of the
guests was committed exhibited a coolness
and shrewdness which have never been ex
celled in the annals of crime. A long hall
runs from end to end of the second floor of
the hotel and t he sleeping rooms are on
each side. Two of the roblnrs were sta
tioned at the upper end of the hall, and
the others, entering in succession the
rooms of the victims by means of skeleton
keys when the doors were locked, roused
the sleepers and commanded them at the
muzzles of rifles to get up and march.
In Light Marching Order.
One by one the terrified and half
awakened guests were forced in their
scant clothing to take their places in a
line in the hall, where the two desperadoes
left on guard prevented them from escap
ing or raising disturbance. "Not a word
was spoken by any of us," said one of the
victims the next day, -and the two fellows
who kept us covered more or less with
their rifles didn't have much to say either.
One of them remarked once in a while
that if we moved or spoke he'd shoot out
of us, and we all believed him. A kero
sene lamp, which had been turned down
and gave us a dim light, enabled us to re
cognize each other and to see that the four
robbers were masked and were all in their
SOBEOSKI RECOVERS HIS NERVE.
He Follows the Rohbers and Comes Near
After the rooms had all been visited and
the guests ranged along the hall the two
robbers who had conducted the active op
erations returned to the rooms and ran
sacked them, taking plenty of time and
securing watches, money and other valua
bles to the amount of about $1,200. They
then made their escape, leaving their com
panions, but oreviously warning them of
their departure. The two guards remained
but a short time and departed, threaten
ing their victims with death in case of pur
suit. Comes I'p With the Thieves.
Sobeoski seems to have been the only one
of the victims to recover his nerve. No
sooner had the guards left than he began
the attempt to organize a posse for pur
suit. His companions refusing to join
him he finally hired a horse and, ascer
taining that the robbers were mounted
and had taken a northwest direction across
the country, set out alone. Shortly after
daylight he overtook three of them camped
in a ravine. A lively skirmish was imme
diately opened, the desperadoes firing the
Loses His Horse and Game.
Sobeoski's horse was killed under him
and several bullets pierced his clothing,
but neither he nor any of the robbers was
seriously hurt. Sobeoski, being thrown
to the ground by the fall of the horse, the
others mounted their horses and dashed
away without any further attempt to mo
lest him. He made his way back to
Magnolia on foot and after giving to the
authorities as accurate a description of
the robbers as possible left for Cincinnati
to attend the Prohibition convention.
Little Hope of Catching Them.
Owing to his excitement the description
was vague, and the authorities have little
hope of finding the desperadoes, although
Sheriff Johnson and fifteen deputies are
scouring the country. It is thought that
the robbers separated by deign, and that
the three discovered by Sobeoski were not
those who had the plunder.
Evidently Lacked "Nerve."
Denveb, Col., June 29 Yesterdny after
noon a young man, 18 years old, giving the
name of Hebert Sullivan, walked into the
National Bank of Commerce, presented a
pistol to the head of the Paying Teller D.
A. Barton and demanded $5,000. Mr. Bar
ton reached for his revolver and fired at
the man, who dropped his pistol and ran
out of the bank. He was pursued and ar
rested and lodged in jail.
Confederate Veterans to Organise.
Charleston, S. C, Jnne 29. A con
vention of the Confederate veterans of
the state has been called to meet in Co
lumbia on July 19 for the purpose of
effecting an organization similar to that
of the Grand Array of the Republic. Ex
Senator Wade Hampton will preside.
Races at Washington Park.
Chicago. June 29. At Washington
park yesterday the following horses were
winners: The Hero, 1 1-16 miles, 2:13;
Content, mile, 1:28,; Quiver, , mile,
1:15H; Highland, iy& miles, 2:23);; .Big
Three, $ mile heau, 1:31, 1:33.
The Oliver Iron and Steel company has
agreed to t he Amalgamated scale the first
break in the manufacturers' ranks.
A bridge over the river Leven. in Scot
land, fell, carrying down with it a number
ol workmen, five of whom were drowned.
The church people of Holland, Mich.,
are holding union prayer meetings to rap
n,ira,php Almiirhtv for cessation of rain
1 he Goshen National bank, ol Goshen
N. Y., has closed. The cashier is missing
bod mere is an impairment of capital ag
The Lutherans of Illinois, demand that
be permitted to teach what they ulease in
their parochial schools and that the state
keep its hands off.
George M. Hreidner, formerlr head book
keeper for a Baltimore dry goods firm, has
oeen arrested on a charge ol embezzling
$34,000 from the concern.
The Sligo blast furnace at Steelville
Mo., happened to be in the way of a
cyclone that passed through the town and
now there isn't any Sligo blast furnace.
Cholera is spreading rapidly in the Rus
sian province of Baku, on the west shore
of the Caspian sea. The government is
making every effort to stay the progiess of
Volney V. Ashford, who was regarded
as the leader of the alleged treasonable
movement against the Hawaiian govern
ment, was released after a preliminary ex
amination and immediately took ship for
Joe Belmont, who was panioned in May
dj iue president for desertion, went u
New York and swindled a jeweler by
means of a forged check on the Swiss con
sul. His pardon had been obtained by the
District Attorney Barnes, of San Fran
cisco, has tiled information against El
wood Bruner, ex-assemblyman, charging
him with attempting to get a bribe to in
fluence his vote as a member of the last
A panther has been prowling around
the Bayles nursery, in the extreme south
ern part of St. Louis, for more than a
week. Sheep and young calves have been
disappearing. Three of the city's deer at
Carondolet park were killed.
Mrs. Sarah Grinuo, of Bald Knob, W.
Va., and Melissa Cook, of the same place,
loved one young man. So Miss Cook poi
soned Miss Grinno, who died, leaving the
field to Miss Melissa, except for the fact
that she has been arrested and jailed.
"In the Land or the Free." Etc
Oklahoma Citt, O. T., June 29. An or
ganized effort is being made by the white
residents of the town of Norman to drive
all negroes out of that place. Warnings
have been sent to the negroes advising
them to leave in the next ten days or suffer
the consequences. A negro barber named
Smith was visited by three white men
Sunday night and forced to leave town at
the muzzles of Winchesterjrifles.
In the Base Ball Field.
CHICAGO, June 29. Yesterday's League
scores at base ball are reported as follows:
At Cincinnati Louisville 1, Cincinnati 4;
at Philadelphia Boston 1, Philadelphia S;
at Baltimore Washington 12, Baltimore (5;
at St. Louis Pittsburg 8, St. Louis 7; at
Brooklyn New York 5, Brooklyn 12; (sec
ond game) New York 8, Brooklyn 3.
Western: At Indianapolis Milwaukee
5, Indianapolis 1; at Toledo Kansas City
4. Toledo 3: at Columbus Omaha 0, Co
Illinois-Iowa: At Terre Haute Rock
ford 2, Terre Haute 0; at Jacksonville
Joliet 8. Jacksonville 3; at Evansville
Aurora 2, Evansville 5.
The Genuine Kent
Of Hood's Sarsaparilla wins friends
wherever it is fairly and honestly tried.
Its proprietors are hiefhiy gratified at the
letters which come entirely unsolicited
from men urn! women in the learned pro
fessions warmly commending Hood's Sar
saparilla for what it has done for them.
Hood's Pills cure liver ills, jaundice, bil
iousness, sick headache, constipation.
An 11 -room house on Third avenue,
between Twelfth and Thirteenth streets.
Inquire of E. E. Parmenter, Mitchell &
Lynde's block. 10-tf
No other Sarsaparilla possesses the
combination, proportion, and process
which make Hood's Sarsaparilla peculiar
to i;lf .
No other Sarsaparilla possesses the
Combination, Proportion, and Process
which make Hood'e Ssrsaparilla peculiar
The people at the World's
Dispensary of Buffalo, N. Y.,
have a stock-taking time once
a year and what do you think
they do? Count the number
of bottles that've been re
turned by the men and women
who say that Dr. Pierce's
Golden Medical Discovery or
Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescrip
tion didn't do what they said
it would do.
And how many do you
think they have to count.
One in ten ? Not one in five
Here are two remedies
one the Golden Medical Dis
covery, for regulating and in
vigorating the liver and purify
ing the blood; the other, the
hope of weakly womanhood,
and they've been sold for
years, sold by the million bot
tles ; sold under a positive
guarantee, and not one in five
hundred can say:
" It was not the medicine for
And is there any reason
why you should be the one?
And supposing you are what
do you lose ? Absolutely
This firm have the exclusive sale for this county of the
Pianos arid Orfrstrjs,
WEBER, 8TU YVES ANT, DECKER BR08., WHEEL0CK
ESTEY, AND CAMP & CO.'S PIANOS,
And the ESTEY, WESTERN COTTAGE and' FAR
RAND & VOTEY ORGANS.
fA full lina also of small Mne ical merchandis e. We have in onr employ a first-class P:E0 Tnrer
$4.00 per Month for Ten years,
or $6.00 per Month for Six years
Pays Principal and Interest and seeures you
a Deed with Abstract of Title.
40 Lots Only 40
ON EACH PLAN. LOCATION 38th ST.
PRICES WILL BE ADVANCED.
Come early and secure choice locations and lowest prices
BUFORD & GUYER Addition.
Apply to J. M. Buford or E. H. Guyer.
sw ' rtyvy v
A. O PECTAC LE S
The Finest SAMPLE ROOM in the Three cities.
Always on hand a replete line of Imported and Domestic Ci
gars and Liquors. Milwaukee Beer always on draft.
Two doors west of his old place.
A fine lunch from 9 to IS every morning. Sandwiches of all kinds always on hand.
Billiard Parlor Sample Room,
No. 117 Eighteenth Street.
JAMES T. O'CONNOR. Proprietors. WM. H. CATTON.
Great Clearing Sale
500 New and Stylish Trimmed
150 Spring Jackets reduced to
400 Wrappers from 50 cents
upward at the
1 14 West
PROTECT YOUR EYES I
MR. H. HIRSCHBERG.
The well-known Optician of 6 Olive St.
(N. B. cor. Tthand Olive), St. Louis, has
appointed T. fl. Thomas as agent for bis
celebrated Diamond Spectacles and Eye
glasses, and also for his Diamond Xon
Changeable Spectacles and Eyeglasses.
The g' as pes are the greatest veEtion
ever made In spectacles. Ky a ;per
construction of the Lcls a person pur
chasing a pair of these Non-CbaneeabOe
Glasses never has to change these glasses
from the eyes, and every Mir purchased
Is guaranteed, so that if they ever leave
the eyer (no matter how or scratched the
Lenses are) they will fnrnish the piny
with a new pair of elasse? free of charge.
T. H. THOMAS haea full assortment
and invites all to satisfy themselves
of the great superiority of these Glasses
over any and all others now in use to cal
and examine the same at T.H. Thomas',
druggist and optician. Roc Island.
No Peddlers Supplied.
Second Street, Davenport.