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VOL. XLm HO 156 ROCK ISLASD, ILL., SATURDAY, APRIL 20. 1805. PBIG3 TIDES CZ3I3. KOTHKG OFFICIAL. Alleged British Note to Nicara gua Not Confirmed. K0 HEWS AT STATE DEPARTMENT. Cable from London T1U of Similar Utt f Information at the British Foreign Ofllee fecretarjr Morton Talks of the Beel Question Representative Hit Ser. lonely III Turkish Reasons for Llmltlos; the Time of Jews at Jerusalem. WAsniSGTOs, April a.. The depart ment officials hero say they know noth ing about the truth of the Now York World's London cable giving an alleged reply of tho British government to the re ply of Nicaragua to the so-called ultima tarn of Great Britain in the matter of the outrage on British Pro-Consul Hatch. A cable from London says: "The official of the British foreign clSce declare they know nothing of the letter alleged to be the reply of Earl Kimberley, secretary of stato for foreign affairs, to the answer of the foreign minister of Nicaragua to the ultimatum of Great Britain. The Ex change Telegraph company asserts that the British foreign office is still occupied with Nicaragua's reply and that Istcps would already have been taken to press home our ultimatum if it had not been ascertained that the British demand was delayed In transmission.' " Brings en the "Critical" Stage Again. So it is yet a question whether the British reply has been sent. As printed It is very brief and simply declares that the Nicoraguan rejoinder to the ultimatun U wholly Inadequate and that the British government will not consent to arbitrate the Indemnity to be paid Hatch. Officials and diplomats here regard tho answer of Lord Kitubcrly as bringing the British Nlcaraguan question to a critical stage. It is believed that Great Britain shortly Will proceed to collect the claim or debt as it is viewed from the British stand point and that the first move will be a "paciflo blockade" of all Nlcaraguan porta, thus crippling the local commerce but nut Interfering with the Coiled States or other foreign commerce. The latest uflicial information received here shows that Great Britain can at once bring to bear two formidable fleets for blockading purposes, one on tho Pacific side and the other on the Atlantic coast of Nicaragua nineteen ships in oil. BEEF 81 ILL KEMAINJ HIGH. Kote Hits' ending There Is a Break la the friee ol Live Stork. Wasiiikotox, April SO. Secretary Mor ton when asked In regard to the report from Chicago to the effect that his agita tion gn tho subject of high prices has led t reuiirod consumption of Uf and a con sequent break In the markets for nvo I stock, said so far as has been learned tiu-rc had been no break in the price of beef. Notwithstanding tho smaller re ceipts ot cattlo during tho lust two or three months, he said, the market at Chi cago h:wl beea reported dull and weak, and it had boon d.flicult fur shippers to obtain market quotations for their cattle. Tho quotations on those animals had recently been advanced from one-half to three-quarters of a cone a pound, but it was nut easy for the producer to obtain tho higher prices. He added: "If supply and demand is the only influence which Is being exerted why should the price of bocf continue high and the price of cattle be suddenly lowered? It Is now stated that Chicago and other slaughtering points will soon havo all the cattle needed and (he result will bo that prices will be t;tn to tumble, but we see no predictions that tho price of beef will tumble. "It is not long since tho largo packers were claiming that the price of hides was tuiremunerative in this country owing to tho competition with hides importcdfrom other countries, but with the falling off In the receipts of cattlo tho price of hides has been suddenly marked up. Is it not plain that the Chicago packers have more power over the markets than has gener ally been supposed?' WHAT TUB II BK APPREHENDS. lie la Afraid the Jews Will Steal the Daly Sepulchre. Washixgtos, April SO. In the pub lished correspondence between the state department and Turkey for the past year there is a curious reason given by the Turkish minister of state for certain re strictions on the stay of Jews at Jeru salem. Israelites are not allowed to re main In that city more than ninety days. Said Pasha gave to Minister Terrell the following reasons for the restrictions: "We believe that Jesus Christ was a great prophet, and if the Jews get control of Jerusalem they will steal the sepul- cher of Christ and destroy everything that can remind people of him." Terrell says this feature of the Interview was un expected. He informed the paina that he might protest against such action in the future Gresham, however. Intimates that tho Cnited States will only inter ' fere to give protection to American Jews where they are subjected to unwarranted lutericrenco. Kenreseatative Bltt Serloasly Ilk VasihsstoS, April X Representa tives Hut, of Illinois, and Cogswell, ol hnsxtta. two of the best known Republican members of the house of rep resentatives, are seriously ut. ogsweu was in poor health for some months prior t. 1 f h. tfnnvAninff nf ran Tress, but re sumed his congressional duties and since adjournment nas wen ailing again eu that his friends became alarmed. Hia Kmlth nt lain h ln ImBTOVlnff. Hitt suffered relapse and hia condition is quite serious. - f i. -r- Jtaraaaa Steps Oat. WASHiSGTOjr, April HO. Senor Mura sna. the Stunlsh minister who has been succeeded br Senor do Lome, left here last nicht for Mexico, whence he goes to Spain. There have been no official for mnlities. so far as can be learned, attend- fire to the residence and Cox escaped with his Winchester, exchanging shots with the crowd. If captured he will be lynched. They Generally Kaeente Their Threats. Dbcatcb. Ilia. April ax WillUa Kramer shot hia divorced wife, Mrs, Emma Bogaidess iu her own home. Sh was papering a second story room when he entered and began firing. The first hot struck her in the breast, the second in the stomach and the third in the hip. She got down stairs and then fell. She will die. Kramer fired one shot into hit own heart and died almost instantly. He had been drinking and threatening U kill his former wife for marrying again. Stage Driver Robbed the Stage. Colusa, Cat, April 20. Charles Coles, the driver of the stage that was reported to have been held up by two men on the plains between Norman and Painceton last Saturday morning, has confessed thai ho is tho one who looted Wells-Forge Company's treasure box. He name: Charles M. Myers as. his accomplice, and both are now in jail hero. Tae money was recovered. Jack the Cattle-Kipper" Now. Spring Valley, Ills., April so. Farm era north of here ore alarmed over th dastardly acts of a mysterious person who goes to the pastures at night and kills cattle by ripping open the abdomen. William Schmitz, a night watchman at Ladd, has been arrested on suspicion and held to the grand jury in bonds of (1,000. The animals killed were valued at more than 11,50 J. Mr. Jones la Also Mr. Morr.son. Washington-, April Si Chief Hazcn, of the secret service, has received a telegram from Chicago statiug that two Canadian witnesses had positively identi fied C O. Jones, arrested in Chicago last Wednesday for complicity in the opera- tions of the gang of postage stamp coun terfeiters, as the George Morrison wno conducted tho transactions in Canada. The George Morrison who was arrested in Cincinnati was found not to be tho man wanted and was released. BURIED UNDER TIMBERS. Crew Working in a Shipyard Tsi Killed aad Tee Fatsily Hart. Chicago, April S. A derrick In nse in the yards of the Chicago Ship Buildins company at South Chicago collapsed. Heavy timbers were being hoisted by the machine, and they fell with tho frame work, burying tho crew of workmen. The dead are: Harry Blake and Patrick Har vey. The injured: John Conlv, fatally; John J. Hand. fataUjK William McCal lion, leg broken; Michael Cusick. lep broken, back injured. Slightly injured: Frank Carver, William Hardpke (U years old), and Harry Price. W hile the men were at work one of the guys of the derrick broke. Under tho in creased strain on the remaining stays one of them snapped and with it a heavy cable gave way. - The beam fell as it supports were weakened and knocked three gird ers down one after another as a set of ten pins. Thirty men were at work undei tho girders and In an instant the injured men wero straggling beneath tho wreck age, and others were hurrying to assist in ... .sMaaTanfllai iKf1! I" 1 wero at work riveting tho plates on deck and were struck by the same pole. It crushed In their chests and caused In stant death. The other Injured were scattered over tho deck. William McCallion died from his injuries last night, making the number dead three. TWO INDIAN POLICE CAPTURED. Sequel of the Ad Tent are of Sheriff Malllnl Othrr Warrants Issued. OMAHA, April 90. A special to The Bee from Pender, Neb., says: A posse of men who went to the reservation country after the Indian police captured two ol them and they are now in jail at this place. The posse took the Indians by surpriso and met with no resistance. Everything is quiet here, but no one knows what a day may bring forth. Jim Blackhawk and John v hite, the two Indians jailed, will have a hearing today. They are charged with resisting an officer. Warrants were Issued for the arrest of Henry French, captain of the In dian police; James xcllowbank, George Thunder, James Garmony, Amos Snow and Georgo 11 Brown, a carpenter. All of these men are Winnebago Indians and assisted the two Indians now in jail at the timo Sheriff Mullin was arrested. Evan Lewis Ready to Meet Bams, CniCAGo, April 30 Evan L.wis, the "Stranglcr," billed to meet "Farmer" Burns for the henvy-weight champion ship of the world at the Second Kegl ment armory tonight, has arrived in Chi cago, accompanied by Duncan McMdlan, his trainer and second. The "Scrangler" weighs, stripped, ISl pounds, and declares himself in shape to wrestle a whole night If necessary. Financially ulleeled far salclde. Kewausee. Wis., April SO. William St. Peter, a farmer living two miles from this clrv, was found dead behind his barn with a bullet hole through his breast. Ho recently procured insurance on his life in the Koyal Arcanum, 3,000 In the ortn western of Milwaukee, and within the past month $1-,0U in the Equitable, of New xork. Cost S30n,0OO aad a Life. Philadelphia, April ax The fire which broke out in the building occupied by the New York Biscuit company, at XUX 1(13 and 214 North Front street, de stroyed that building completely and others partly. Tho loss was v-X,0UU. William Sergeant, a fireman, was fatally hurt and died in the hospital. w oarers of the Whisky Trust. Chicago, April S-X Samuel M. Rice was unanimously elected president of the whisky trust to succeed Joseph B. Green hut. John M. Mott, of Chicago, was elected secretary. The new board and officers are in perfect harmony with Re ceiver Mc Nulla. Ket the Aristecratie "Grip." NEW York. April 30. It transpires that Russell Sage's illness, from which be Is effecting a happy recovery, was doe to nothing more aristocratic than shingles. This is a rash on the body, the chief fea ture of which is itching. basell vox la Illii Springfield, April ax The state board of health reports two new eases of small pox at Mattoon and one new can at Spring Valley. The disease ts abating at bhawneetown. -. TOWN LAIDWASTE. Ardmore, I. T., Ravaged by a Furious Conflagration. WHOLE BUSINESS SECTION IN HUES'. On Hundred and Fifty Store Building Swept Away at a Cost of Anoat S800.000 Citizens Fight the Finnses with Neither Water Works Nor Engines and Save tho Residences One Han Fatally Darned aad Twenty-six Bones Roasted Alive. Abdmobe, L T., April ai. Thursday Ardmore could boast of being the largest and most prosperous city in the Indian Territory. Yesterday morning the entire business portion of the eity was wiped oat by fire and 159 business houses, among which wero many two and three-story bricks, are a smouldering mass of ruins. The aggregate loss entailed is variously estimated at between 500, 000 and 1800,000, with the latter figures probably coming near the correct amount. The insurance will foot np to but one-third of the loss. The fire started at 1 o'clock in the morn ing in tho large livory barn of Harper & Cecil in Caddo street. It spread with marvelous rapidity and within less than hour's time nearly every business house on that street was In ruins. Bad to Fight It Band-to-Baad. The city has no fire company or water works, but the whole male population turned out and desperately fought tho flames. It was soon apparent that the business portion ot the city was doomed. and efforts were directed towards saving the residence section. They worked like beavers, and at 6 o'clock a. m. had kept the flames within the down town limit. Two largo brick national bank buildings and three other business houses on Main street, cast of Caddo, with the postoffice, is all of the business portion of the city left standing. The scene of the disaster on Main street is a sad one and tho loss will prove a decided set back to the city. Han Fatally itorned and Borers Roasted. Twenty-six livery horses were roasted alive in Harper & Cecil's stables. A man named Neu, a stranger who was permit ted to sleep in the barn, was so badly burned that be cannot recover. The cause of the fire is not known, there be ing various rumors as to its origin, but it is undoubtedly incendiary. Tne large federal court building and jail were de stroyed. Eighty prisoners condnod in the latter were removed to the Baptist church beyond the danger line and placed under a heavy guard. Those Who Lost Over S1O.0OD. Tho following are the losers of $10,000 and up in each cose: Noble Bros., whole sale grocers, to0,0o0; J. B. Spraggln & Co., hardware, f:5.000; W. O. Duston, dry goods, $io,0J0; Williams Bros., hardware, $15,00); ii. F. Whittington, general mer chandise, t&I.OOJ; A. J. Kleskie, general tlo.OJO; Frank Green oua7l2;ouO; Tlan d:ill & Co., general merchandise, (15,000; Fielder Bros., grocers. (12,000; Kearney & Wyse, (13,000. Mot Daunted hy the Disaster. The work of rebuilding on a moro ex tensive plan will begin at once, and out side aid will not be asked. The total In surance is (211,000, and tho losers were Insured in sums varying from 20 to 50 per cant, of tho losses. IS JOHN WILKES BOOTH ALIVE? Sqa re Dagger Says Be Is and Waats to Return to the I'nlted states. LouisviLLK, April 20. A special to The Courier Journal from Paducab, Ky., says: Squire Duggcr, a prominent mer chant of Unionville, Ills., has imparted a startling bit of information, if his state ments are trne. He said that last week he received a long letter from John Wilkes Booth, who is alive in South America, engaged in the mining business. Bugger alleges that Booth expressed a desire to return to the United States. Re garding the killing of tho man supposed to have been him Boot 6), uugger says the letter states that he was an aoconi plice, being tho ono that handed Booth the pistol with which he shot Lincoln. LiugKcr is deemed very reliable by tnose who know him, and ho says he will give the letter up for publication In a short time. The Coal War Will Go On. Cleveland, April 9). There is not tho lightest indication that the Massillon coal war, which has been waged here for the past week, will be brought to an end very soon. A prominent dealer said that he had every reason to believe that some of the coal which is now selling at 12 23 would sell at (2 per ton at retail before long. Meantime consumers are taking advantage ot the low prices by storing away supplies for months ahead. Believe tile Son Was Doped." ST. Joseph, Mo., April X An air of mystery surrounds the death of J. E. Bal- thrope, a prominent lawyer of (joinry. Ills, who died suidenly on a Burlington train April 10. Mr. Balthrope's father has arrived here and is endeavoring to as certain the cause of his sjn's death. His father is of the opinion that he was "doped" by robbers and relieved of hit valuables, the poison being sufficiently strong to cause death. Seeeasioa Threat la Minnesota. St. Paul, April ax "As a result of the infamous conduct of this senate, I warn you that the northern part of the state will within the next decade no longer be a part ot the state of Minne sota." This threat of secession was ut- iered by Senator Spencer In explanation at his vote upon the general appropria tion and was the result of- the refusal ot the senate to' give Daluth a normal school. Tare miles on too tSaae in :' m-e. Sa Jose. Cnl.. April U0 Ed. C. Bald, of Buffalo, N. Y., did two miles on a biko on the cement track here in 4:1a 1-a. J est tee Wmslsv-i Majority. Madisox, Wis, Apr 11 ax Justice Wins low's majotity for the supreme bench by complete official figures ts V.Osa. The fact that Hood's Sarsaparilla, once fairly tried, becomes the favor ite spring medicine, speaks volumes for its excellence ana merit. Absolutely Pure. A cream of tartar biking pewder. Highest of all In leavening etrensth. Latest Uniltl Statti Gevtnmtnt food Seport. Rotai. RaKOte rowDEa Co.. lot Wall 8L. ST. T. 7 Per Cent Loans. AS OAFX AS Gonent Bonis. The following is a partial list of completed gilt-edged first mortgage loans on hand, which we offer for sale, sub ject to previous selections, for their face and accrued interest. These loans have been carefully selected by ns. and are first-class in every respect. They are all 7 pek cent net to the inves tor. We have many other loans to offer, if these are not in amounts to suit the investor; FAr Calk Valve of Htatrit. 14,300 2.560 3,000 2,500 2,800 4,000 1,000 3.000 2.500 3,400 4.800 90C 1,500 2,100 1,500 3,560 1,000 Ft aewaaC Out, Timt. $2,200 7 6 yrs 800 7 5 yrs 500 7 6 yrs 900 7 . 5 yrs 200 7 5 yrs 2,000 7 5 yrs 300 7 5 yrs 1,000 7 ' 6 yrs 875 7 5 vrs 1,500 7 5 yrs 2,000 7 6 yrs 400 7 5 yrs 800 7 5 yrs 440 7 5 yrs 600 7 6 yrs 1,200 7 5 yrs 250 7 5 yrs The securities we offer are especially adapted for the in vestment of savings and trust funds as our personal attention to all the details of the loan, from its date to its maturity, relieves the hold er from all annoyance except to present his coupon to us for collection. For further information call at the of fice of JACKSON & HURST, Masonic Temple. GEO. F. ROTH, Bout. Loan Densitment. GLOVE SOLE. Sale Now On. Bennett's Glove Store 1605 SECOND AVENUE. Ttsnty-First Street Addition Fine Residence Lots in this addition For Sale on Easy Termsi This addition is located be tween Twentieth and Twenty-second streets and Tenth and Twelfth avennes, and nearly every lot in it has upon it a fine walnut, elm, hackberry, or other large tree, and is already provid ed with abundant shade. These lots are in the very best part of the city, and the most desirable for resi dence purpose of any lots in the city. Apply to M. If. STURGEON. Attorney. Soem 21, Xitchill k Lyndt Block. HAVE Tim BRT AGENTS' ATIC1.S OH KABTH. Send postal s.r narUcalsrs. Nollitu Use a. Credit to all rtav. Warned tv event txxJv. He ftnod. r as I arveina aesinri .OesnarieV CNcars.111 55c BIG STORE. A Chance of Your Life. One of the largest clothing manufacturers of this country happened to be very hard pressed for money, and knowing we are always prepared in such an emergency with ready cash, they offered us the remainder of their new spring stock, consisting of 800 Men's Fine Suits. We bought them at SO cents on the dollar, and. we offer them to you at the same rate. Suits worth $15, 7 0 $13.50 and $12 at MM We can fit any one from size 24 to 42. This lot comes in all shades, black, blue, brown, and all the latest colorings in light and summer shades. Come and look at these $7.42 suits whether you wish to buy or not. BIG STORE. Oh! Yts, we are ready for business with a large and complete line in every department pertaining to our mammoth store. What Ever you need in any of our lines will be sold you at lowest prices. We are in a position to save you money on A Line of Furniture, Car pets, Draperies, Stoves, Refrigerators, and also Housefurnishings that cannot be beat. Come to see us April 20 Our opening Day! He Ml More & Caiflfit Co., S2I. S26. 328 Brady St, DAVENPORT - Saturday, April 20, Ladies' Special Shoe Sale. $2.98 For choice of our Needle and Needle Square, hand turned black vice shoes, regular $1.50 goods. These are a great bargain and the very latest styles. "The BOSTON," 1621 Second Ave., Under Rock Island House. See our Ne w And Latest Suits. Our purpose in advertising is to let everybody who buys clothingthat fa all mankind here about know that our suitings are in, and the finest ever displayed In the city. Yon are respectfully invited to call and see the latest in patterns and styles. Call and leave your order. J. B. ZTMTiTR'R-, Star Block, opposite Harper House BLUE FRONT. BLUE FRONT.