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vol. xt.ttt, no 133 SOCK ISLABD, ILL., MONDAY, UABCH 25. 1895. PBX03 TUBES CZ3T3. LEAD FOR LI HUXG. An Over-Patriotic Jap Shoots the Chinese Envoy. BULLET TAKES EFFECT IN THE FACE Grrat Excitcmrnt at Siaionaekl, Wherath. Peace Conferences Are Taking Place The Would-Be Anaaaln Arrested A Orrman Relchttag That Reftue. to Do Ilonor to Di.niarck Report That Queen Victoria May Die at Any Time lioec berys Can. SlMOXSEKt, March 25 As 14 Hang Chang, the Chinese peace envoy, vu re turning to bis lodgings in this place after having attended a conference with Count Itoand Viscount llut.su, the Japanese peace plenipotentiaries, a young Japanese fired a pistol at him. The bullet sped straight, bat most fortunately did no i.iore harm than to inflict a wound in Li Hung Chang's face. At the tin:e of send ing this dispatch it is impossible to learn whether or not the wound is serious. The attempt to assassinate the representative of the emperor of China caused the most intense excitement and on every side there were expressions of deep regret. The would-be murderer was arrested. It I believed that ho was prompted to the crime by misguided patriotism. The Newt at l'okohama Yokohama, March 25 The news of the at ten) pie I assassination of Li Ilnng Chang created much excitement here. The emperor and empress will send a messenger to Shimoneski to express to the distinguished Chinese statesman their regrets at the most unfortunnto oc currence. Caused m Sensation at Washington. VTAsniNGTuX, March 2i. The news of the assault on Li Hung Chang caused a sensation in diplomatic circles in this city. Cases where an envoy of any kind lias been assaulted in the country to which ho is accredited are rare, and those in which a rcace ct-miuU.-ion.T is attacked nte almost unheard of in modi-rn days. The opinion here is that J.ipan will suuVr trrcatiyas a consequence of the assault and that the position of China will be so strengthened that she may be able to secure better terms of '.ice than she could otherwise havo hoped f r. lay llrrak Off the Negotiations. The incident may lead to the breaking oft of peare negotiations which were pro-ce-ding so satisfactorily, or at least may p.t po:ie further action in this direction until Japan has guarantee! the safety of China's envoy anil in:u!o proper repara tion. No news of the attack on Li Hung Chan has been received by the Jaiianese l'-galion hero and Minister Kurine was Unwilling to rii.-cuss the occurrence. The mi'MitxTS tif the iepntion realize that it Is a serious matter. They siy no one will deploru sueh an affair m ire than the Japanese themselves. Chinese Minister Not Talkin?. The Chinese legation received prompt nctili ntimi of the matter. Minister Yang Yu did not care, to diseuss the matter. It was stated at the legation that it was not liclieved that it would lead to the total breaking off of the peace negotia tions, iiltlmuh it niitrtir cause them to be interrupted for a time. t-M I K)i: Tilt: ULI) CMAXCtLL.UK. Urrmnn Itelrhstaa; Kef aea to Io Ilonor to the Minfr of Vmted (.cruiany. liKl.LIN, March i'o. ISi.sinarrk snubbed by a (ji-rman reiehstagl That is what is ttu- centre of talk in Kerlin and all over iiTmaiiy as well as Kiinipe. The man who made the German relchstag possi ble ref used honor at its hands. That is the view of a largo section of tho lier m.in iH'op'.e and t course of all of His luan'k's friends, olio of whom said in the debate, amid cheers from Kight, that tho reiclitug owed is existence to l'rinoe Bisviarvk, and it was inconceivable that a t-hil I should refuse to congratulate its own f:itlier. Hut all argument was useless in tho reichstag and levetzow's proposition thnt thureirhstag congratulate Bismarck on his birthday was voted down HkJ to 14'i The parties which combined to do this wr- Centrists, Poles, Freisinniges and members of the Volks party. Ail tho so ci il'.sts voted against iu The rejection of th motion is certain to cause a great deal 01 fivling in th country. Kith tor, the ILidieal leader, foresaw this when a few d;:ys ago ho t xplained the reasons why the Katiicals would oppose tho proposi t li iv, when he said that It was not a ques tion of politeness toward an aged states man, l'rinee ll.smarck. he claimed, still represents certain political principles and Ins gieat persona lty cannot be divided into the Uimii in k who achieved sj much in liehaK of tierm-wi unity and the Bis marck, who has Lei-n thoroughly hostile to !U ralism. t)f ioure Mich a vote create freat ex citement. The immediate result was thnt Levetzow, president ot the reichstu. an nomuT-l hi resignation, which caused an cx:rar.lin:iry atene. the memlx-rs of the right riMa in a IhxIy and cheering vocif erously as ll.i v clapped their hands in ap. proval of LtTct son's action. Kven tho galleries cxpns.-ed sattsfactioa in the most o;en and m::kcd manner. When tho fxriement had subsided Levet 2 again arose and forma;. J banded over the presiji nry of the rvichstag to llaron von 1! mcl-Uereuber .. the senior vice presi dent. As he did so Van ifc-nnigsea ci pressod the belief tht Dr. Karklin, the other re president, who is now it rwill eriand, niil follow Yon Levitzjw's ex ample. He has alirady foi! owed. Although it was shown that considera ble opposition csi-.u-u among the mem bers of the reichstag to formally con gratulating i'rince B;marck on his birth d it, yet it was not entirely expected that this opposition would be rartijd t the extent of a rejection of a motion to do so. In the lower house of the Prussian diet tho Centrists, Poles, Freisinniges and Socialists united against a similar motion to congratulate Prince Bismarck on bis birthday; la this instance the govern ment secured the adoption of the proposi tion by a large majority. The result of the vote in the reichstag was Instantly conveyed to Kmperor Will iam, whose intense annoyance can l J.tdged Ly the following telegram which lie iuiuicuulcir penned and uuacJ. to be forwarded to frlflce tusmarcc 'X nave to convey to your serene highness the ex pression of my most profound indigna tion at the resolution which the reichstag has just adopted. It is in most complete opposition to the feelings of all the Ger man princes and people. Signed, "WlLHELM." Emperor William has received the fol lowing teply: "I pray your majesty- to accept tie respectful expression of my gratitu-le for the most gracious message by which your majesty has transferred the action of my political opponents, con cerning which I am not yet fully Inform ed, into a source of joyful satisfaction. Signed, "BlSMABCK." yir.EN viciokivs condition. Emily Crawford Says the Aged Queen lxMka Like a Woman Who Is loving. NEW Yokk, March 25 A London cable to The World says that Mrs. Emily Craw ford contributes to last week's Truth the Cr-t public mention of Qaeen Victoria's serious condition, concerning which there is much private discussion Mrs. Craw ford writes that on her arrival at the rail way station at Nice the queen "seemed unable to raise her head. She looked up and around under heavy eyelids, as if wanting strength to look otherwise. One might have (nought she did not feel her feet under her a?, with the assistance of her servants, she tried to descend the sloping gangway front the train Into th9 station." It is well known among those familiar with court affairs that rheumatism of the knees has lately not only developed com plete loss of power over both the queen's legs, but has extended to the back and arms, and that a fatal issue is to be feared at almost any time. The reports of the queen's condition se riously affect the parliameutary situation. With the death of a sovereign parliament is immediately dissolved. This contin gency is undoubtedly an important factor in all the present calculations. The polit ical atmosphere, in fact, is charged with sensational possibilities. The condition of the health of Lord Rioscbcry is not changed, but there is no question that he is seriously ill and that the complications of the political situation are such as to deprive t he premier of the c'sCTgy necessary to Crht difficult and delicate questions. Under these circum stances it is not astonishing that the wildest runors are circulated and thnt many people are turning their thoughts toward -Mr. Gladstone as likely to lie the man who will guide the Liberals once more out of political darkness aud into the sunshine of harmony. WAS A GOOD MAN TO KILL. A Santa Fe Terror with : Notches II is Onn, stock Sent Hence. Pasta Fe, March 25. Phil UeBey killed II F. Hulman at Lordsuurg in January without provocation and without giving his victim a chance to defend timself. He was acquitted by a justice of the peace and has since been playing the part of "town terror. making many threats. W. U. Connor forbade him to come to his house to see his daughter and ho stated that he would kill Connor. The latter armed him-elf and by chance met llrll'-y. Hi 11 y llr.t shot at Connor with his six shooter. Connor returned the lire. Hill -y shot again and Connor then shot twice and HvuVy dropjiea dead. Tho coroner's jury brought in a verdict that Counor was justilied in shooting aud Connor has been released, llolmall wis the sixth man Hi 11 -y had killed and none had any chance to defend themselves. HID H!3 FORTUNE IN THE STOVE. And Now Asks I'nrle Sam to Redeem What There Is Lett. CISCISSATI, March 25. Benjamin Mil ler, a mechanic, has asked tho sub-treasury to redeem tho remains of $s-i5. For years he had been putting his savings in a building association. In anticipation of payment on his home ho drew his motley, receiving k-v in notes and f itio in gold. He placed it in tho top of an un used stove. He was horrified on return ing home to lind that his wife had built a lire in tho stove. On extinguishing the Cm the gold was found well done liko copper coins found in Pompeii hut tho paper money, being in a tight roll, looked l.kc a lump of char coal, it was opened, however, and the in side ends of the bi.is ero not entirely Ue st roved. r.no;igh of all the bills was saved to get tho entire batch redeemed at f.tce value by way of affidavits sent to Washington. FOUR FIREMEN MEET SUDDEN DEATH. Co Down with m ll wr In the St. Janus Hotel at Urnvrr. Denver, March 25. Four firemen lost their lives in the fro in the st James hotel. They werel Harold HartwelL, cap tain; S. Brawley, lieutenant; Kichard Dandeyrd and t-teve Martin, lire men. All wi re members of hose company No. 3 and ail except Captain Hartwell were colored men. They wetit down with the floor of the rotunda and were horribly mangl-d and buraed. There were lii5 guests in the hotel, all of whom escaped uninjured. The damage by the fire amounted to ( 1 , MM, about half on the build:ug and half on the furniture. FIVE VEN LOST WITH A TU3. Driven Ashore In a (iale Off the ltritlsh Colnmutan Coast. Victotha. March 2. The tug Velos, bound for the stone quarries at Nelson and Hadington islands, was driven ashore on Trial Hon J during a gale and is a to la! wreck. Five men were drowned. They are: Frederick Adams, a well-known contractor; Arthur Bowers, engineer; noten r-:r.ttii, cook; iraiis. Duncan, I deckhand; William Law, fireman. The first lour were drowned and the last named died from exposure in the rigging. Express SerTieo To He Extended. NkW Youk. March 25 The Adams Ex press comp.viy has arranged to extend its service over tae Indiana, Illinois and Iowa railroad on A;nl 1, lsyi. IOoa't i couffhinj around. Yon can stop it if you want to by using Parks' Cough Syrup. If it doesn't cure ton. too can pet your money back. " Sold by flartx & Ulleroeyer." The Atturs delivered every even ing at jour door at 10c a week. FAIR AND PIKEBE. A Love Story Told by the Well. Known Miss Couzins. CONFIDENCES OF THE MILLIONAIRE tad the Fair Orator to Believe Ulna More Sinned Against Than sinning Impressed by His oMalnral Greatness," the Advo cate of Woman's It gats Becoaars Be trothed to the Nevada Statesman Ques tion Popped in a Chicago Hot 1. Sax Frascisco, March 23 The Call publishes a long story telling of the oCec tion that existed between the lcte James (?. Fair and Miss I'hccb-j Couzins. tho well-known lecturer and woman's rights advocate. According to The Call they were engaged to bo married and only the death of the millionaire prevented the edding. Miss Couzins is at present in an Jose taking care of her brother, who is HL "To a call reporter she told of her affection for Fair. She told her s:ory freely, candidly and without hesitancy. Before speaking about herself she said: Twill begin by stating that there were many confidences between Mr. Fair and myself which I cannot touch upon at all. He told me all about his life his success, his failures, his joys and his sorrows. From these confluences I concluded that he had been more sinned against than sin ning. Liked Uiin oa Firnt Aqaalntanee "I first met Mr. Fair in tho Kiggs House, Washington, 1). C, In 18SJ, whilo ho was a United Slates senator from Ne vada. I too!; a liking to him at oucc. Tho defects in his education and manners were completely overwhelmed by his natural greatness, as I saw him. 1 soon admired h::a rcry mu :U and 1 could s that he also liUed to be in my company and seemed to t.ih'j an Interest in my work and in t:iy views of social and polit ical questions But this, our llrst friend ship, did not grow at on.-e to anything more or warm.-r th in mutt! il a lmira'. ion. In tlic course of a fuw nmiitns we parted, as tru-) frienis part, lis returned to Ne vada an J California and I r.sum;J ny woili in di'Jer.'nt ports of the world. Sev eral years pas.-cd und wj did not mejt un til some time after my mother's death." Wrote lo llim iu Her Trout. I s. Miss Couzins then related her troubles wi:h the World's fair board of lady man agers and her efforts to have a bill passed by congress to secure pay for her services as secretary. She applied to Fair for po litical assistance, and ulthough he said he had no such influence he wrote very kind ly and nskej h. r to correspond wi.h him. She responded. "And this," MissCotiz.ns resumed, niter a pensive pause, "opened the correspondence between us which eventually led to our betrothal. For some time after that letters passed between us at regular intervals, and the spirit of tho correspondonco grew warmer and mure conli'.lential with each letter. Iop;ei the (Juestiun at Chlrago. "Shortly nft.T returning to Chicago 1 received a letter from Mr. Fair iu which he stated that he would soon see me and that he was coming with serious intentions to ask my hand and heart in marriage. Mr. Fair, accompanied by his secretaries, Bressc und Angus and, I think, Mr. Crothers, arrived in Chicago May 7. lS.'J, and took apartments at the Grand Piicilic. Mr. Fair immediately sent mo his card. I met him in :ne of the parlors and he expressed great happiness nt seeing mo aain. He told mu then nud there that be had come ull the way from California for the purpose of asking me to become his wifj. i told him that I would give him a definite answer within a tew tlays and directly intimated that he need not have fear of my final decision. He seemed very much pleased at this." DEVELOPMENT OF AJf OPPOSITION, Millionaire Lover Spirited Away Before the Wedding Couid Take Place. Then Miss Couzins told how Fair was taken ill a few days after this and sent for her to nurse him; bow she ministered to his wants iu spite of tho objections of his secretaries, who endeavored to keep her from him. "When Fair had recovered sufficiently to enable him to bo up and walk around he called me aside one day. I want to settle up my affairs,' he said. 'in such a manner that I shall do justice to all my family connections. I love my family, and I want to make fair provision for them. I love you, and I want to pro vide for you at all huzards, so that flnan cial troubles can never come to you. want you to be my wife. Will you marry mer "I ansv-ered yes. He then said: 'Thank you. We must be married soon very soon But he was still more or less ill, and this prevented our early marriage One evening when he was feeling much better e sat together and talked about tho World's fair, and he said wo must see all of it totrether, and that as his 'own dear and eifted little wife' I should ex. nlain all the Items of Interest with which he was not acq'iaiutcd, from historical noint of view. And that was the last evening that we were together," said Miss Couzins, with a deep drawn sigh. "On the follow Ing day Mr. Fair was whisked out of Chi cago as if be bad been a prisonor or fugitive from justice. Mr. Fair managed to tell me that ho was called away by very important business matters, but that ho would return very soon and make me his wife. I never saw him again. I ceived a letter from him after ho arrived in San Francisco. In that he stated that he was well and begged mo to write often. "1 did write, but I never got an answer after that. Iam positively certain that he wrote to me also, but the letters were unquestionably intercepted. His secre taries were constantly on the watch." Miss Couzins says she asks for nothing now except to be left in peace with her sorrow. Tua straagler nail eariaer" Barns, Chicago, March 5. Evan (the "Stranzler") L.wii and Farmer Burns have signed articles to wrestle a match in this city, six weeks from Saturday lust Are you all tired out. do yon have that tired feeling or sick headache? You can be relieved of all these by taking Hood's Sarsaparilla. STATE DEPARTMENT NOT INFORMED. Secretary Greshaea Knows Nothing OftV eially of the Ex-Consol Waller Case. Washington, March 25. Nothing has been heard officially at the state depart ment of the reported sentence by a French court-martial in Madagascar of ex-United States Consul Waller to twenty years' imprisonment for corresponding with the Hovas. It is expected that if this report is well founded either United States Con sul Campbell at Mauritius or United States Consul Wetter at Tamatave will promptly cable the news to the state de partment. If the circumstances are as re ported it is entirely proDablethat our gov ernment will enter an energetie protest against the arbitrary action of the French authorities Waller is a citizen of the United States and not a French subject, aud the officials here cannot conceive by what authority the French court-martial attempted to assert jurisdiction over an American citi- n not actively engaged In hostilities airainst them. The ex-consul has many friends in this country, some of whom are influential. He was consul at Tama tave during the Harrison administration. is a man of excellent business qualities. and it is well known here that the French concessionaires in Madagascar have been doing their utmost to prevent him from enjoying the fruits of the val uable concession which he obtained from the Hova government by good manage ment. So far as our government Is aware the French protectorate over Madagascar is limited strictly to the regulation of the foreign intcrcoursa of tho Hova govern ment, and the right of the latter to con trol its internal affairs, Including the granting of concessions to individuals. has never been questioned before. The French proceeding is scarcely likely to be tolerated by our government it the fa...! are as reported. AMERICA'S CONSPICUOUS FAILURE. From the Standpoint f Ir. Carlos Mar tyn, m Chicago Reformer. Sprisgfikld, Ills., March 25. R-;v. Dr. Carlos Martyn, ot Chicago, spoke in Rep resentatives' hall under the auspices of the National Christian Citizenship League and Y. M. C. A. The attendance was largo. Dr. Martyn discussed "Municipal Problems." Among other things ho called attention to the fact that the government of cities is tho conspicuous failure of American institutions. He graphically portrayed tho results of municipal .mis rule in Chicago and New Y'ork, aud said that these were in-rcly samples of the situation all over tho country. Ho se verely scored the state senate for passing the "Humphrey bill" legalizing pool sell ing. Dr. .Martyn said the bill should bo entitled a "bill to debauch tho morals and manners of tho people of Illinois." He said its author should bo branded and his colleagues scored In Infamy. MARKET QUOTATIONS. Corrected Daily by Slater Montrosa, 1820 Second Avenue. Storks, Bonds, Grain and Provis ions bought and sold. Private wires to Chicago and Xew York. wheat. 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