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ROCK ISLAND ARGTJ
VOL.. XL VII. XO. 217
ROCKl ISIiAKD, ILIi., SATURDAY, JUL! b, 1899.
PRICE THREE CENTS.
HEW DEFEATSTHE OLD
Yacht Columbia Runs Away
From the De
fender. SAILING TEST THIS ATTEB500N.
Present Cap Holder Show the, Slower
From the Start Hiirlmu Makes Great
Showing Irtlntt Donglasa In Golf Cham'
pionahlp Game Experts Think He Will
Captor LaoreU Barring Mishaps.
New York, July . Conditions
earl? today for the trial race between
the yachts Columbia and Defender, off
Larchmoat, were most unpropitious
A thicker fog has rarely been experi
enced, but there were indications of a
refreshing wind by midday to carry
away the fog in time for starting the
race, ibe contest is (or a cup.
The course is triangular, 19 miles
long, to be sailed twice over.
The yachts got away at 12:40, with
in 12 seconds of each other. They
bad a great lulling match right after
the start, the Columbia getting the
best of it.
The Colombia Wins.
The Columbia won by three niin-
tes and two seconds, crossing the
Jine at the end of the second round at
3:24.20, and the Defender at 3:27.22.
H&BRIU1N 8EKMS WINNER.
Shows In Fine Form In Ills Golf Contest
With Champion Uonglass.
Lake Forest, July 8.-The struggle
for the amateur golf championship
between Douglass, the present cham
pion, ana Herbert liarriman took
place today. Promptly at 10:30
.Douglass led oil with a long drive,
followed by liarriman with one live
yarns shorter, lbey halved first hole
in four, liarriman taking the second
bole in three, which gave him one
up. II went on and took the
next (wo, making him three up.
Douglass went out in 46, came in in
44; total, 90. liarriman went out in 40,
came in in 41; total 81. Apparently
nothing short of a breakdown in play
will keep Ilaariman from winning the
championship. Ilis play so far has
excited the wonder and admiration of
experts. It is almost perfect in every
END OF LIEUT. . PAGUE.
Sensational Heath. f Arms- Offlen Who)
' Shot at CoU Crof ton.
Chicago, July 8. Samuel S. Pague,
who, while stationed at Fort Sheridan
as lieutenant of the 15th infantry,
fired three shots at Col.' Crofton, and
was dismissed from the army on the
finding of the court martial therefor,
died in the office of a Chirk street
lodging house today under circum
stances indicating suicide. Pague
spent the night in the house, and early
today entered the ofliceaud threw him
self wearily into a chair. Half an
hour later the clerk found him dead
in the chair with an empty chloral
bottle in bis poclret.
Gen. Wheeler's lepart ore.
Washington. July 8. (Jen. Joe
Wheeler called on the president today
and it was arranged for him to sail
for the Philippines from San Fran
cisco July 20.
Close of n Savins; Bank.
St. Paul. July 8. The Savings bonk
of St. Paul, established in 1867, capital
$100,000, Thomas A. Prendergast presi
dent, has been compelled to close its
doors. It has deposits aggregating $1.
000.000. It is expected that depositors
will be paid in full.
He Gets His Money Back.
Chicago. July 8. Dr. E. J. Brewer,
who sued his former fiance, the wife of
Dr. John H. Curtis, for $90 and costs
for money and various articles fur
nished her before her marriage to Dr
Curtis, was awarded $75 and costs by
Yellow Vwr at Santiago.
Santiago de Cuba, July 9. Four new
rases of yellow fever, all in the city of
Santiago, were officially reported yes
terday. Two deaths were reported.
Up to date 132 cases have been reported
and 27 deaths.
Knows No Laxv."
Bat a lanv of Nature benvs
to the necessity of keeping
the blood pare so that the
entire system sha.lt be strong,
healthy and vigorous.
To take Hood's Sarsaparilh. the great
blood purifier is therefore A Lfw of htlth
and it is A necessity in nearly every hoose
JtolJ. B never disappoints.
BlOOd Disorders "My step
daughter and I have both been trou
bled greatly tuith blood disorders and
stomach troubles, and several bottles
of Hood's SarsaparULa have been of
great benefit." James F. Thompson,
Homf Pills careJtTerJlls: the aoa-trntaUns' sad
amy riihink to take wtth Hot' ParsstmrlllaT
CONFIDENCE 13 JUST1PIEI).
Half Tear Jost Passed Indicates a Con
tinuance of Prosperity.
New York, July 8. Bradstreet's says
Holiday observances and semi-annual
stock takings have worked toward
quiet in general trade and industry,
but It is significant of the favorable
conditions ruling in this, as compared
with previous years, that trade advices
point to rather more than the average
business being done, notwithstanding
the checks to demand and shipment
above mentioned. Additional results
of the seasons work brought to light
are fully as favorable as those indi
cated in Bradstreet's report last week
and furnish an adequate basis for the
general air of confidence with which
the business world faces the latter half
of the year.
Bank clearings returns point to un
precedented totals and enormous gains
for tne six months period over precad
ing years, while Bradstreet's report as
to prices points to a steady strength
ening of quotations of staples and ex
ceptionally few decreases in prices
registered in June. Preliminary re
ports as to railroad gross earnings in
dicate exceptionally good showings for
the month and the half yearly period
the gains, in fact, being the heaviest
reported this year.
Business failures for the week num
ber 136, as against 158 last week. 241 in
this week a year ago, 213 in 1897, 219
in is6 and 266 in 1895.
GE0.W. JULIAN SEAS.
11 - Was Prominent In Politics In War and
Indianapolis, July 8. George W. Ju
lian died at bis home at Irvington yes.
terday. He was born in Wayne coun
ty, Ind., near Centerville, in 1817. His
early career was spent on the farm. His
political career began in 1840. Four
years later he took the stump for Clay
and Frelinghuysen. It was in this year
that his abolition belief took root and
became the mainspring of his political
career. In 1845 he was elected to the
legislature from his native county.
When Taylor was nominated Julian
boldly announced that he could not
support the ticket, and that he would
affiliate with the Free Soil party.
He was chosen a delegate to the Buf
falo convention and an elector of the
Fourth congressional disti ist of Indiana.
In 1859 he was a candidate for the vice
presidency on the Free Soil ticket, and
was a delegate to the first Republican
convention at Pittsburg in 1859. He
served in congress many years from
the "Burnt district." In May, 1885. he
was appointed surveyor general of New
WAS ENGAGED TO TWO MEN.
And tleclded That the First on Hand
Shonlrt Get the Prize.
Vanceburg, Ky., July- 8. Yesterday
James Plummer married Mrs. Lizzie
Brown. Mrs. Brown was a charming
young widow and had numerous ad
mirers, of whom. Plummer and Charles
Wilson were the most favored. It de
velops that she wa3 engaged to marry
each of them yesterday. Plummer se
cured his liceuse before Wilson, who
lives in the country, arrived in town
On making his application at the
clerk's office for a license Wilson was
undaunted at finding that Flummer.
was ahead of him. and also procured
his license and started out to claim
his bride, only to arrive at the scene
in time to find the happy couple re
ceiving the congratulations of their
STORY SECLARED ABSURD.
That the New Tork Central and "Pensj"
Had "Jlnrd Urlves."
Philadelphia, July 8. Regarding the
story published in a New York paper
that the Pennsylvania and the New
York Central roads had formed a com
pact and had practically become one
system, a prominent official of the
"The story is too absurd to receive
any consideration. There has never
been any thought of consolidating the
two systems. The statement is simply
a rehash of a story'published some
time ago." S. R. Calloway, president
of the New York Central, declines to
discuss the matter.
Two Men Fire on a Train.
Eau Claire. Wis.. July 8. The Chl-rago-Duluth
fast mail train was fired
upon by two men at a point between
Cameron Junction and Chetekwas at 9
o'clock last night. Both shots entered
the chair car, one pasing through a
window on the opposite side. The bul
let grazed the head of Mrs. J. W.
Spohn. of Cadctt. Wis., who was seated
with her husband. Broken glass en
tered her eyes and lacerated her face.
Two men were seen driving rapidly
from the scene In a buggy.
Sam Brnsh Not la the Agreement.
Springfield, Ills.. July 8. All the
operators in Williamson county with
the exception of Sam Brush, general
manager of the St. Louis and Big
Muddy Coal company, with mines at
Carterviile. have agreed to submit to
the decision of the state board of arbi
tration in the matter of the wages dis
pute in this district.
Killed by Lightnlnc; in Bed.
Calumet. Mich., July 8. Mary Kol
oski. aged 12 years, was struck by
lightning during a strom Thursday
night and 'instantly killed. She was
asleep In bed between two other chit
dren, neither of whom were injured in
the slightest degree and no damage
was done to the house.
. No News front Gen. Ot is.
Washington. July 8. Adjutant Gen
eral Corbin says that no word baa been
had from General Otis for the- past two
days, whence it is Inferred that there
has been no fighting and no change In
the Philippine situation worthy of re
port. Receiver for an lasaraaee Company.
Hartford.. Conn., July 8. Frederick
A Betts.. of New Haven, ex-insurance
commissioner, was yesterday appointed
receiver of the National Life Insurance
company of Hartford. . .
Mediation and Arbitration Pro
vided by the Peace
submitted to the committee.
Text of the Most Important of the Articles
of a Convention That Is Proposed
Mediation Takes First Place, and May
Be Offered Without Reqnest Constltn.
tion of the Arbitration Court Can Be
Varied in Many Ways,
The Hague, July 8. The third com
mittee, sitting yesterday morning at
the Huis Ten Bosch, discussed the
scheme for the mediation and arbitra
tion convention drawn up by the
comite d'examine. Many of the dele
gates have only been acquainted with
the proposals since Thursday, and
they have not had time to consult their
governments. Consequently it was de
cided that when the committee ad
journed yesterday it would be until
Friday, July 14, In order to allow the
delegates a week in which to consult
their governments and receive final
instructions. The scheme is headed
"Draft of Convention for the Pacific
Settlement of International Conflicts.
The first part deals with the main
tenance of general peace; the second
part with arbitration.
Agree Co Try to Avoid War.
The proposed convention without
some changes made yesterday, which
do not alter the convention materially.
so far as mediation is concerned is
as follows: Article 1 agrees that the
signatory powers will use all endeavors
to prevent war, and article 2 says that
"The signatory powers decide that in
cases of serious difference or conflict
they will, before appealing to arms.
have recourse so far as circumstances
permit to the good offices or mediation
of one or several friendly powers.
Article 3 continues that "Independ
ently of this the signatory powers
deem it useful that several of the
powers not committed to the arbitra
tion scheme shall, on their own initia
tive, offer as far as circumstances per
mit their good offices for mediation to
the contending states. The right of
offering their good offices belongs to
powers not connected with the con
filet even during the course of hostili
ties, which act can never be regarded
as an unfriendly act."
K fleet of Mediation on War Movements.
Articles 4, 3 and 6 deal with details
as to the proposals of mediators, and
6 says they are not obligatory. Article
7 says that "The acceptance ot medja-
-tion, unless otherwise stipulated, may
have the effect of interrupting the ob
ligation of preparing for war. If tha
acceptance supervenes after the open
ing of hostilities it shall not inter
rupt, unless by a convention of a con
trary tenor, military operations that
may be proceeding." Article 8 says that
The signatory powers agree in recom -
mending the application of special
mediation in the event of threatened
interruption of peace between mem
bers. Contending states may each
choose a power to which they will en
trust the mission of entering into a
negotiation with a power chosen by
the other side with the object of pre
venting a rupture of pacific rela
tions, or, in the event of hostilities, of
restoring peace." The other articles
down to and including 19 deal with
THESE DEAL WITH ARBITRATION.
Permanent Court To Be Organized and Be
Article 20 is the first that deals with
arbitration. It says: "With the object
of facilitating an immediate recourse
to arbitration for international differ
ences not regulated by diplomatic
means, the signatory powers undertake
to organize in the following manner a
permit nent court of arbitration accessi
ble at all times and exercising its
between the contending parties in con
formity with the rules of procedure in
serted in the present convention." The
next article provides "This court is to
have competency in all arbitration
cases, unless the contending parties
come to an understanding for the es
tablishment of special arbitration jur
Article 22 continues: "An interna
tional bureau established at The Hague
and placed under the direction of a per
manent secretary general, will serve as
the office of the court. It will be the
intermediary for communications con
cerning meetings. The court is to have
the custody of archives and the man
agement of all administrative affairs."
"Article 23. Each of the signatory
powers shall appoint within three
months of the ratification of the pres
ent article not more than four persons
of recognized competence in questions
of international law, enjoying the high
est moral consideration, and prepared
to accept the functions of arbitrator.
The persons thus nominated will be en
tered as members of the court on a list
which will be communicated by the
bureau to all the signatory powers.
Any modification of the list will be
brought by the bureau to the knowl
edge of tho signatory powers. Two or
more powers may agree together re
garding the nomination of one or more
members, and the same person may ba
chosen by the different powers. Mem
bers of the court are to be appointed
for the term of six years.
"Article 24. The signatory powers
who desire to apply to the court for a
settlement of differences shall select
from the general list a number of ar
bitrators, to be fixed by agreement.
They will notify the bureau of their in
tention of applying to the court, and
give the names of the arbitrators they
may have selected."
The other articles which are num
bered from 25 to 53 inclusive deal with
details of administration and variations
of the constitution of the arbitration
court.- which are wide, coverinx.it wool 4
seem, the desires or any" nation that
really wants to arbitrate a case.
Detroit Thinks It lss Than Promised-
Secretary Baer Says No.
Detroit, July 8. The mooted ques
tion of the number of people brought
into Detroit by the Christian En
deavor convention cropped out at the
outset of last night's meeting in Tent
Endeavor when Secretary Baer took
occasion to publicly criticise the De
troit newspapers for saying that the
influx of delegates from other states
was not nearly as great as had been
anticipated in the local committee's es
timates. Baer said he had no state
ment yet to make about the attendance
as compared with other years. He
promised to make one later, but be
called on all Endeavorers present to
A large majority of those present
stood up. which Baer assumed to be
proof of his view of the attendance
question. The newspaper estimate of
total visitors is 20,000 in round num
bers. Baer denied that anybody con
nected with Christian Endeavor com
mittees had .ever told Detroit people
that they had reason to expect 50,000
Endeavorers. The day was full of
work for the Endeavorers, one part of
which was to keep dry In the tents,
which leaked like sieves in the heavy
downpour of rain.
OAS COMPANIES MUST PAY.
Natural or Artificial Subject to the Gross
Receipt War Revenue Tax.
Washington, July 8. Acting Com
missioner Williams, of the internal
revenue bureau-, has decided that nat
ural or artificial gas companies are
subject to the gross receipt tax under
the war revenue act, and that in the
case of artificial gas the returns made
by the company should include sales
of tar, ammonia, coke, etc.
It is held, however, that the term
"pipe line" in the act does not refer
to gas mains and pipes through which
gas is distributed directly to the con
sumer, but to the system of transport
ing oil or other products from place to
place through pipes instead of in
tanks, barrels, etc., transported by
rail or other conveyance.
ONLY NEEDED' THE TOWN "
And There Would Have Been Another
New Richmond Horror.
Manawa, Wis., July 8. A tornado
passed over the township of Union, five
miles north of' this city, at 8 o'clock
Thursday evening. Only the fact that
no city or village-! lay in its track pre
vented a result equaling the New Rich
mond horror. The, storm struck the
township at the western boundary and
plowed a furrow across it six miles long
and from fifteen to iorty rods wide.
Practically everything in its path was
destroyed. Conservative estimates place
the loss at 550.0CO to $75,000. Many
farm bouses, barns and outbuildings
and miles of fencing were wrecked.
There was no loss of life, however, and
so far as can be learned no person sus
tained injury. .
Scoaes on :he Diamond.
Chicago, July S. Following are yes
terday's League scores at base ball: At
Boston New Yofk 5, Boston 8; at
Brooklyn Philadelphia 7, Brooklyn 9;
at Pittsburg Chicago 6, Pittsburg 7;
at Washington Baltimore 3, Washing
ton 4 ten innings: at Louisville
Cincinnati 3, Louisville 6; at St. Louis
Western League: At Minneapolis
Indianapolis 5, Minneapolis 4; at Mil
waukee Buffalo 0, Milwaukee 4; at St.
Paul Detroit 6, St. Paul 4 eleven In
nings; at Kansas City Columbus 13,
Kansas City 4.
Relics from New Richmond.
New Richmond. July 8. An interest
ing collection of relics of the New Rich
mond cyclone has been sent to the
State Historical society at Madison by
Dr. O. G. Libby and, placed in the so
ciety's museum. They include a pitch
fork driven into a telegraph pole with
the prongs projecting outward, a
twisted piece of iron fcedstead hurled
into a tree, a long bolt driven entirely
through a tree, a heavy bar of iron
driven into one for some distance, and
several branches totally stripped of
Two Alleged Murderers Arrested.
Chicago, July S. Two men arrested
in Buchanan, Mich., as Frank Smith
and "Coffee" Prower, alleged murder
ers of the wealthy recluse Martin
Meier, were positively identified yes
terday. The prisoners claim to know
nothing of the murder. Meier was an
old bachelor. On June 27 his body
was found lying in a little pantry in
the home. He had been securely bound
and a potato had been pushed down his
throat to gag him, death resulting from
Wants Damages, Alleging- Boycott.
Chicago, July 8. For alleged boy
cotting and blacklisting George Hlnch
liff. brick manufacturer. Instituted a suit
yesterday for $100,000 damages against
the Chicago Masons' and Builders' as
sociation and a number of the largest
brick manufacturers here. He claims
that his business was ruined because
be refused to join the brick trust.
Contract' Xcc la red En forcible.
Trenton, N. J.. July 8. A few years
ago the pottery trust purchased five
potteries in Trenton, including the Oli-
phant pottery. The sellers agreed not
to start anywhere in this country ex
cept Nevada and Arizona. The Oliphant
violated this agreement and in a case
taken l- the court of errors that court
decided the contract enforeible, re-
gardl9 4 whether it restrains trade or
Ideality of the Assassin.
Semi in, Austria, July 8. The fire
man who attempted to assassinate for
mer King Milan Is a Bosnian named
Gjura Knexevic. He had accomplices.
During hla Sight Knexevic endeavored
to shoot himself, and when he failed
he jumped into the Jtiver Save, which
joins the Danabe at Belgrade, bat be
was dragged out by the police.
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THE LONDON 1
Puts the Shekels in your pocket. We
men's fine all wool suits that have sold
$10.00, $12.00, $13.50 and $15.00
No excuse for going shabby when you can buy a first
class suit for $7.48.
YOU KNOW US.
ABBB EVIATED TEXEGRAha.
John Allen, of Warrens, Wis., died
of old age. He was said to have been
at least 107 years of age.
Major Heatwole. chief commissary.
i3 the latest army victim of the yellow
fever at Santiago de Cuba.
' Howell, the American sculler, won
the Diamond sculls at the Henley re
gatta. He won them last year.
Jacob Schiff, of New York, has in
creased his gift for Harvard Semitic
museum from $30,000 to $400,000.
A well-developed plan is on foot at
Eau Claire, Wis., to buy the water
works plant. It will cost the city $200,
000. Ambassador Choate and Lord Salis
bury are almost deadlocked over the
modus Vivendi fixing the Alaskan
The strike at Norton Bros.' tin-can
factory at Maywood (Chicago suburb)
is practically off. A few of the strikers
are still out.,
Miss Julia Christopher, 18 years old,
of Cincinnati, who was visiting at
Chicago, was instantly killed by being
crushed in an elevator.
Since the death of their son. Colo
nel and Mrs. Vilas have been in re
ceipt of messages of condolence from
all parts of the country.
A terrible wind and hail storm de
vastated the country for miles around
Kendalls, Monroe county. Wis. It
ruined large tracts of valuable timber.
Mrs. Dickens, wife of Captain Dick
ens, U. S. N.. was burned to death in
ber Washington home by an explosion
of gasoline with which she was clean
ing a rug.
An attempt to rotten-egg the cars of
Lemon Bros.' circus at Seymour, Wis.,
resulted in an exchange of stones and
Feveral volleys of bullets from the cir
cus crew, but no one was injured.
James Markham, secretary to Chief
of Police Kipley, of Chicago, shot at
a bullet-proof coat. The bullet re
bounded from a wall and struck Mark-
ham in the forehead. Inflicting a pain
Passengers fellgfitiy injured.
Kansas City, July 8. Fireman
Charles Welty, of St. Joseph, was
killed and twenty passengers were
slightly injured in a wreck on the Bur
lington road half a mile from Wal
dron. Mo., Thursday night. Most of
the injured were bound for the Omaha
exposition. . The wrecked, train was the
Omaha night express, and at the time
of the accident was running about
twenty-five miles an hour, and the
wreck was caused by a washout.
In a vain attempt to save her child
from death Mrs. Frank Lausman. of
Chicago, was struck by an Illinois
Central passenger train and may not
Necessity knows no law." It is a
'aw of nature that the blood mnst be
kept pure, and Hood's Sarsaparilla
does it. "
W. 51. Gallagher, of Bryan, Pa.,
says: "For 40 years I have tried var
ious congh medicines. One Minute
Cough Cure i the best of all." It
relieves instantly and cures all throat
and lnng troubles, cough's, colds,
croup, whooping congh, la grippe
and pneumonia. For sale by X.
II. Thomas. A- J. Betas and M. F.
Homes for SalelOf;...
Modern house on Seventh avenue 15.000
10-room bouse on Third avenue fi.600
Three 5 room houses on Forty first street 4.400
7 -room bouse on Korty-ttrst street l.WK)
14-room double bouse Twenty tlr.st street. 4,500
a-torv store room and ft-room bouse on
Third avenue 3.R0O
Modern bouse on Moline avenue 4.fii0
Two fine lits on Twenty-first street 2.100
Two tine lots on Seventeenth sireet 2.31)0
Modern bouse on Forty-third street 7.500
Modern house on Twenty-fourth street . . 3 600
7- room bouse on Twenty-second street,
early new 3,fn0
ft-room bouse, brick, on First avenue 3,600
8- room bouse on Twenty-Urst street, fur
nace, modern 3. WO
8-room house on Seventeenth street, new 3.(100
II -room house on Fifth-and-a-half avenue. 1,400
7-room bouse on Forty-first street, two
7-room house and in lots on Ninth street.. 2.H50
7-room house on Thirteenth avenue 2,)0
7-room house on Thirteenth avenue 2,500
4-room house on Ninth avenue H00
K-room house on Ninth street 00
Two 6-room bouses on Ninth street, each. 1,000
2 story business block on Second avenue,
lot running to First avenue 7.000
Two good business lots on Third avenue
Several fine lots In Black Hawk. Sturgeon,
Scbnell and South Park additions on reasona
Many tine hoes In Columbia and Sontb
Park, "Guyer's addition and Moline, for sale
cheap and on easy terms.
Real estate, tire snd life Insurance.
Much of the property that we have can be
bought on monthly installments at a low rate
of interest. Kansas. Nebraska and South Da
kota improved farms for sale cheap. Small
farms in Rock Island c aunty for sale or trade.
Call or write,
HULL & CO.,
Mitchell & Lynde Bui'ding, Room 21.
The only Cement that is not effected
by heat or moisture.
Otto Grotjan. 1501 Second Ave.
A. J. Riesa, 2229 Fourth Ave.
J. M. Keim, 7th Ave. and 38th St
Otto Rudert, 5th Ave. and Elm St
All kinds of repairing, and
plumbing, gas and steam
lilting done,quickly and in a
thorough manner. Supplies
furnished and every order
given prompt attention.
1805 First Avenue,
Subscribe for Thjc Asarjf,
put on sale 200
all season for
for the small
The greatest and the
best line in the three
cities. Snaps for those
who buy now.
Wonderful line of"
combination cases and
China closets. v.
We are money sav
ers, that is the Idea.
Davenport Furniture and
824, 828, 8?8 Brady St., Dareapo