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VOL. XL.VIII NO. 10S.
ROCK ISLAND. ILL., FRIDAY. REJ5RUAKY J3. 1900.
PRICE THREE CENTS.
BOERS AT BAT
Unmoved by Fearful Odds
Facing Them They Stand
ROBERTS POURS HOT SHOT
Cronje's Brave Army With
stands Terrific Bombard
ment. Paardeberg Drift. Feb. 20. During
the night the Users strongly in
trenched the laagers and thin morning
they still continued the work, every
opportunity having been afforded
Cronje to surrender, and when towards
afternoon he showed no disposition to
do so, Roberts determined to crush
out nil Cronje's resistance. Ou the
Mouth I) ink of the river, at a range of
about -J.()ur) yard", three lield Latteries
and two naval 12-pounders were posi
tioned. On the north bank and en
filading the whole r'ner, one howitzer
and three held batteries and three
naval 1.7 guns were pHced.
The bombardment which followed
was most terrific, but the Boers re
mained immovable, and even now and
again attempt to snipe the naval gurii
which were tiring at a imii-.v f.f l.OOO
;in!-. The long line of three buter
les belched forth death, while on everv
side lay two butalions f infantry,
whose maxims sounded pettv besiile
the roaring big guns. The loss to the
ISoers is not known.
t IION.IK'S lll.ol KST III M l l.
Iirulr.l Arini.tl.-e to Itnry III. Iirw.l s..l.
Paardeln-rg Drift, Feb - Monday
morning found the Boers intrenched,
and mounted infantry and a battery
borne artillery startel to observe the
ftifmrr but received a heavy fusillade
aud was obliged to move o'lt of raute.
Desultory lKimbHidiiient of the Boer
position was kept tip during the fore
noon. When Lord Kolieits anived on
the scene he was vigorously cheered.
F.nrly in the day Cronje aked for a
'.'1-liKiir armistice in order to bury his
deail, but Kitchener refused. He or
dered a bon: hard ment of the Boer po
sition. Three lield batteries and a
howitzer I uttery took tip po-ition di
rectly in front of the laager and liegun
a terribly accurate light, the howitzer
using lyddite shells freely The bom
bardment continued all dav.
iiuiKS itrroKT iiicu m.iiriNt;
Twit ly. of It I'ut In lit Itooahoofii
Kooshoofd Imager, Ladysmith, Feb
I'l. There was heavy tight:ng all
Monday and Tuesday, and still con
tinues since early this morning. Our
officers hope to dislodge the British
from their position. Last night a
body of British troops triel to cross
the river, bit were bjaten back with
heavy loss. Our loss was sbgat.
Our posit-onis being b im :).;d nl from
Ilrltl.li Again Ailvanrr.
Colenso. Feb. 'Jl.The British
crossed the Tugcla over a pontoon
northward of HIangwana and now
occupy Fort Wylie. The B er' gun
are still shelling the relieving foue
from the hills so-.ith of Ladj nit li.
but the impression is spreading that
1 hey are merely covering the retreat
of the entire B-ier f ree.
I I JllTINt. TO A MMSII.
Trcily Thit Uliotiicon ll.lwrvn Itriton
nrl ll.rr Mt t'ltardflirrt Drift.
'ape l'o :i. Fi ll. "J;i. III reply to
tieiii-rai fioiije's ifiitsl for an armis
ticc of ivv ciity-fftir li.-urs to a!!"n
Made from pure
cream of tartar.
Safeguards the food
Alum tokTTijT porvders are the gmirtt
mrnicin to health ot the present day.
liiui to bnry liis Tlead. Gen. Kitcliener
tIl i lie Boer eouiuiander that he must
Sight to a finish or surrender uncondi
tionally. General Cronje's position is
reported bo;eIcss. The Brit if Li Lava
ocrtipi.-d Barkly West.
London. Feb. 'S-i. TLe Daily News
has t following dispatch from Mul
:t-r river, dated Feb. 1M: -'The Boor
force tinder General Cronje are esti
mated at 8, mm uj.-n. At 1J o'clock lie
asked a:i armistice of twenty-four
hours, uiln-li was refused. Later ha
Kent a luiTi'iiLvr to say that he would
surrender. The Biiri.-h general sent
reply telling him to ciiiiic into -atn
ronjt ti-ri;"eii. .-aying mere ii:ni i.e.-ii
a misunderstanding ami t!iai he wotilj
light to the death.
T-rrill Uoiiilmnlnieiit of the Curri.
Th" lioinliarliiiei:t was then r
opened :itil our lyddite shells et tire t
the liner wagolis. Vci!oo!llillUei shell
ing tli-- laager through the night ,-iul
in the morning we resumed -Mas-
Ims niel rifles, i ti ti. -It 1:1 II v from the
north idc. On Sunday iheio was much
wat.-oi lire in attacking, and tu-same
lestllt uill lie achieved without it.
Dining Monday night seven Boer
111. o!i- an attempt ! break through our
li:ios, ;:i they were captured and their
leader v:is killed. Four were carry
iriu' l-itiis. It is believed that there
was one other who yot through.
( rnje'M (;r.-at Mar. ti in Kf-lr-it.
orher jirisotiers say that tJener
roii ; !iia;-c-!ied roia .viau'erslonleiii
tiihtiut o:itianuin. a disiaiio
of thirty-three miles. Had he succeeded
iii i-Miiiiii, it wt.tlhi have liei-n one of
the tincst 1 irl'ormanee in the annals
of war. The Canadians made a gallant
charire at the laager, out w.-re driven
h.nk with !oss. (M-ueral Ma-1 lotiald
nnd ;eiici.-:l Knox are slightly
ICeinlnreiiieiir-4 fir t'ron.ie t.ft-al't.
Londi ii. Feb. Soim-iliim; o.' v. hat
he has t k-'-h dotnz vas received from
Itobcrls yevterd.IV Jllid posted at the
war iiltic-c. Brier!., . the dispatches
said: that Koberis neli:ded not to
a.-saiilt '1011 je Lilt to li.euliaiil him.
as a course thai would result in lev
loss tit the British: that this left his
infantry free to attei d to the Boer re
enf orceiiient s which were coiuiuir up.
and which were disper-d in all direc
tions, leaving many killed, wounded
and pri-otii-rv The British loss was
only i -lightly ouiuh-d. Mi-atitime
th" British artillery tire drove the Boer-;
off a kopie they hud occupied 011 the
bank of the M odder.
l!OKi: IN A
111 vim it: r
Hi.- I".-I of ttit- Mailli-r ITivrr
I'.t.i 1 ueliei -j I ; il l. i lraii;re Free Slate,
Feb. 'jo.- -tletieral I'roll.ie's matlilicellt
tiijjlil man ii from M.r'crsf,iiiteiu 110 vv
.ipp-.irs likely to end in disaster. Tiu
111:1 in l.dv of the Boers is enclosed ill
a terrible de.-nli trap. The enemy is
l.i.l.lli: ill the bed of the .M odder, colll-
loinded by ilie Briiisli artillery, and
ele iosed oil lie- east and west by llie
British infantry. Sunday witnessed a
:;.illaul stand oil the part of the re
lii'jl::i,' Inc. Tired, harassed, they
still mainiailieil a bold Ifi-nt. It is
somen hat o lti. nl! to explain the Sun
day a. t...u in vthidi all the itriiisli
f.ti w as en.icd ;u w iiich tb neral
fioajc, mi b--,-dd!i nil coiidit ions, man
aed 1 1 ito'.d his o w ;i.
n Saiuiday ni-lit the British
mounted inf.inli y came itit.i iotieh w ith
4'iiiiije's rear uuard. drix inc them back
upon the main body. 1 'n Sunday nioru
1 1 1 r ti e a. 1 .011 was renewed, but the
F....-S. vi -ho had entrenched the river
bed during the n:-ht. prevented a fur
ther advance of the mounted infantry
in this i!:rec!io!i. Meanwhile the High
land brigade, c, insist .if the Se.l
foi;hs. the Black Waich and tiie
Aruylis. advai.ceil irom t!i-s'Hlli bank.
l!.e F.ssex. W'el-h and Yorkshire
ir. n fotti.ed a lon line oil th- left,
w hich rested on the river, tiie extreme
riiht b. ins the Welsh. The whole line
was ordered to envelop the Boers, who
lined In. tli bunks of the river.
The mimr soon became heavy. The
Boers. hohlnii: a splendid posit inn.
covered the hit of the Highland bti
adr. wl.ieh advanced partly up the riv
er bed an. I partly in the open, while
the rest of the brigade with the other
r.-uiineats swum; round the front of
the Highland briuado on tiie level, oov
. 'i. ss. irround. exposed to a terrible
hrc which obliged the men to lie upon
the ground, as they did for the re
mainder of the day. This be-all at 7 :.''
in t'r.e morni!i. i'hroiv' tne dreadful
:na: ;i'd a terrible thunder storm our
1 .en l-.'.u.i t the position, answering
ti..- F..s-r tire and shoitiax steadily.
In the rean:ime the rest of the in
fantry enr.ipleted theenvelopins move
in. nr. :he WeNh regiment having suc
ceeded in seizing the drift, thus clos
ing in the Boers, who had fouirhl
t! roiig'i.ciT with splendid courage,
to -ieral frer.je's laager, full of carts.
uiniuiiitit.n j-ad stores, could e plain
ly sern near the north batik, t.eneral
S-n t' Iiorrison collected a large lmdy
of men. iucludiug the Canadians, and
crossed the river by Faardclierg drift,
advancing toward the laager, whvh
was being vigorously shell !. This
force made a gallant attempt to harg
into tiie laager, tn-.f failed. Before
seir.'ng the western drifts the Boers
occupied a kopje on ih" snntli hank
1 iiuuing down the rivir. Therefore
their force is cut in two. The Bn-rs
hold the kooie au;l have one Vickers
CoaUntiea oa rourta pw.
"5? C5feaJ ft isElii'
ON INDEPENDENCE DA1
Democrats Will Meet This Year
in Annual Convention at
VERY TEW VOTES FOE MILWAUKEE
Oram f it v ait -Iiov but Ninr Wlini It
( m-. tu a f i iitnit-ial 'iinit.-ra'
tiiui. Oltrrrd by tiie Iti.al ilir. ..r
man 4lppnrs au Early Convention
(irrat -toy Anions Representative of the
turcrfQl ( I 'jr.
Wasliinytoii. Feb. 'Si. The next na
tiuiial Democratic oiiveiit ion w ill b
held at Kansas I'ity. Mo.. .Inly 4. Thi
was the decision of tile Iieniocratic
L1.1t ion. il committee which met at tlu
Hotel Kal. iuh y.-ster.lay to lix th.
time and place of holding the eouven
timi. .Milwaukee was tee only other
city which competed for th honor of
chiertaiuitig the convention, and th
poor shovvig she m.nb- wneii the vote
was taken ithe result ln-;ug Kansas
("itv. 4u: M il vv.-i ukee '.D caused
general surprise. The claims of lite
lival cities as to hotel accommodations,
laihoad and telegraph. c facilities.
were preseiile.l in open session by rep-
1 esentari v's of ea.-li city, au.l subse
tpieiitl.v in executive session, tlovernor
V. .1. Stoue. on behalf of Kansas I'ity
and National i '0111 nut teemaii K. '
Wall, on behalf of Milwaukee, ex
plained the tiniinial inducements
which the city he iipresent.-d was
w illing to make.
J inanf ial I nil iieemrnt. ORrrril.
Bach olfered I he committee .0.N)0,
but in addition Kansas City was will
ing to furnish hotel accommodations
for the members f th.- committee, and
the hall, with d.-corations ;.nd music,
lleeof expense to the committee. One
of Milwaukee's strongest arguments
was the political effect which the hold
ing of thecoiiventiou in that city would
have upon the iei iiian-Ainei i.an vot
ers, who were represented to the eom
tniitee as wavering in their allegiance
to the Uepubii.-an party. It seemed to
be taken for granted by al least two
speakers that Bryan would be renom
inated, ami that ihe Chicago platform
in substance would be reaffirmed.
Sentiment. Tim! 'Were A ppliiiul.-.l.
( pposii ion to irusts. expansion and
Imperialism together with every men
tion of Bryan and the Chicago plat
form aroused enthusiasm, but during
the open session of the run: m i ; I ee t here
was no allusion to the issue of fre
silver. Thre.e dates for holding the
couv i nt ion w.-re proposed .May U. by
Townseii.l of Oregon: June 1 . by Till
man of Smith Carolina, ami July 4. by
MctJravv of Vt Virginia. A speech
by ex Senator Coin, an in favoi-of hold
ing I., precedent and naming a dale
later than liiat for the convention ,.f
the party in power had considerable
influence ill causing I udepelideliee Day
to be chosen.
Kansus ( il v lextiio-r .!! 1 1 1 .
Aflertlie committee ll.ol selected the
le City of the West"- ihe Kansas
City boomers held a jollification meet
ing 111 their r s at the Kaleigh. Ka-
iveriior Stone addressed ihe gather
ing that those who ai
coliv elitioii Would deiiarf
with praises upon th.-ir liiis f.u- ihe
!isil!.-iliiy they had received and that
the nominee of liie convention would
be the victor at Ihe i.oMs in November.
Will I I I U STI'I I.' ON IIAVs TKAll.
Ucxilullon for mi ! 111 i-.l itial ion
i'l."irc.s ln.le ly Ma.-runi.
Washington. Feb. Wh.-.-l.
Kentucky yesterday introduced a reso
lution hist met ing the commiitee oa
foreign .iffairs to investigate the truth
or falsitv of the cliarges ma.ie iy 1 nas.
!. MaTum. late consul of the Fnited
latcs at Pretoria, that his official or
personal mail was opened, read, sup
pressed or detained by the cenor of
the B:i.:-ih government at Durban or
that a telegram sent by him to the
department of state was delayed by a
British censor for several weeks.
The committee is also to ascertain
whether the British authorities are ac-
il lilted with the see--t cipher of
code used by the stale department.
The resolution was referred to the
committee on rules.
Itppiitili. an t'.inferrees Axre.-iiig.
Washington. I-Vh. J:l - Wli.-n the Tto
iblican confetlees of the rwo house?
of congress on the currency bill ad-
uirtie.l last night their w or': had been
practically completed. There were still
some sp-nt iitiereii-es m phraseology,
and still some rmeertainty as to wheth
er the senate amendment in th- intet-
t of international binietaMism would
be retained, bill otic ..f the meiube: s
expresse.l ihe opinion that tiv.- min
utes would be -efficient time todav to
tOIllplete the Work.
for tli l'rci.lent.
tariff bill brought
speeches in the
in biding one by
who answered a
on the I Itican
nit several notable
iJro-venor of Ohio
number of questions a- in the attitude
of the president, declaring a: mi- tune
that "nothing would give the president
reatcr sorrow than the defeat of this
bill and the turning over of thi- Louse
to the Democratic minority."
vniM, m n is will iiki:i.i:d.
Clark' Son saj. Hi. Income I. f ijO.OOO a
War Hr. Martin". Y. lilrnre
Washington. Feb. jr. c. W. Clark.
Ken if senator t lark, of Montana, told
the -enate committee on elections ves-
terday th::? h- had au independent in
come of vg.i.ium a year, and that he
v.a- in business for him lf. With the
excepiion f a brief interval given to
the testimony of itev . A. B Martin.
lark .M-cupied the entire day before
the .ommiitee in the inquiry Iw-ing
conducteil into the methods pursued in
the election of the .voting man's father
U ilie i'riiLCilSLaies senate. JJt da-
Jllied in "detail tne :;-set7iouS of fllcn
witnesses us h:l-si.le. Hewitt. State
Senator Mey.-is and idhers. Clark
submitted what he said was a detailed
statement .if his receipts and expendi
tures for politic::! purpose, during the
Montana campaign. The aggregate
footed up SJ is. turn. His testimony was
a ioint-blank denial that a solitary
vole had Ikvii purchased.
Dr. Martin testified concerning his
interview with Justice Brantley, pro
ducing the letter writ leu him by Clark
in the Well.-ouie case. This letter was
'Dear Dr. Martin: If you evoiild see
our mutual friend. Judge B.. and state
to him what John K. T. told you. out
lining the plan of the campaign, which
practically show.il that everything
was practically prcarragned. 1 am sure
that he would have a better under
standing of the Welloome proceeding
and would tioi allow that splendid man
to be disbarred. He has a lovely wife
and children, and it is a shame that he
should suffer disgrace through two
such disreputable men as Whit. -side
and my namesake. W. A. Clark, of
W. A. CI. A UK."
Martin said that "our mutual friend.
Judge B.." was Judge Brantley, and
that John U. T. was John U. Toole. He
had hoped that he could Influence the
supreme court to s.-ml the case back
to the Silver Bow county court, but
he saw no Indelicacy In doing that.
ATler the Tin Plat- Tra.t Now.
Washington. F b. ll.'l. Ui.-hardson
of Tennessee, ihe 1 N-niocral ie lloor
leader, introduced a resolution in re
gard to tin plate trusts, similar to those
recently introduced in relation Intrusts
in sugar and paper prohibiting the
transportation of the product if the
profit ihercou is greater than 4 per
AGUINALDO IN JAPAN
Cun. ill Willi mil it lia. Information That
I.oi-ate. the I'ilipiiKi Chief.
New York. F. b. 2-1. A special from
Hong Kong. Bri'ish China, to The
Bvenin.g World says: "Fnited Slates
Consul WiMmaii has informal ion that
three members of ihe Filipino junta
l.uban. I'nucc and Agoiit illo. brother
of the envoy let i recently for Japan
to nici-l Aguiiial.lo. This gives credence
to the story that Aguinaldo escaped
from the island of Luzon to Formosa
when hunted by to-iieral Lawton's ex
pedition through the northern part of
Ja l.son villn". Hioi.lsoiii.- Invitation.
Jacksonville. Ills.. Feb. IK!. Tile oill
feiis of Jacksonville, who are prepar
ing for the slate .'. A. U. encampment
here iu May. had a very handsome in
v ilation made for theirexpecled guests.
Admiral and Mrs. Dewey. It consists
of a rectangular plaie of gold. S"h
im hes long. i',4 inches wide, and 1 V2
pounds iu weight. The various designs
ou tin- plate include the admiral's flag.
i ti. A. U. badge, and the significant
dates. 1st;i-1S!tS. Tbe invitation is
signed by S. M. Cullotii. J. B. Inman.
W .11. iiiiirichseii. M. F. Dunlap and
C. S. IJaiinels. The souvenir cost :si'..ii.
SutlocatTil hy ! .ler Smoke.
Minneapolis. Feb. I'.". A special
from Lead. S. D.. says that Henry
W.-ilds. -hmi.il and Waller Moren.ic
w.-re siilliii aied by smoke trom hiacK
powder while tunneling iu lime rock.
Contractor Kd Ilansschke was rendered
unconscious and may die.
I'riti.-es. i aiituciizeiie I. Iteltrr.
St. l'eterslni'g. Feb. mS. The colldi
ion of Princess Cantacn.ene. daugli-
ler ot l.eneral I-rederi.-k I ifiil t.rant.
of the Fnited Stales army, who has
been seriously ill with pneumonia, is
Hi. Storr "Caen" I'ntll lie Dora.
There is In Cowley county a big two
fisicd fariner who has the reputation
of being the biggest liar in the town
ship. But he will tight at the drop of
the hat. and men are very chary of ac
cusing him. The oilier day he weut
into Dexter and told that he hail a
;-month-old calf that gave three quarts
at a milking, and. after recounting this
6torr. the local paper said. "Mr. llor
rell is still in town, and we are con
vinced that that calf is a Wouder."
Kansas City Journal.
Urate Men Fall.
Victims to stomach, liver and kid
ney troubles as well as women, and all
feel the results in loss cf appetite.
ioisous in the bloul, backache, nerv
ousness, headache and tired, listless,
rundown feeling. But there's no need
to feel like that. Listeu to J. V.'.
(Jaitlner. Maville, Jud. lie savs:
Electric Bitters are just the thing
for a man when he is all run down
and don't care whether he lives or dies.
It did more to give me new strength
and good appetite than anything
I could take. I can now eat anything
and have a new lease on life." Only
cO cents, at Hart. fc Flleuieycr's drug
store. F.very bottle guaranteed.
V.urkluc Hay and Night.
The busiest and mightiest little
thing thit ever was made is Dr. Ki-.'s
New Fife Pills, Kvcry pili is asugar
coatM globule of health, that i-liangea
vrtakness into strength, l:sl.'es:iesa
into energy, brain-fag into mental
power. They're wonderful in build
ing up the health. Only :'o cet:ts per
box. odd bv Hurts & Ullemever.
To tit op a Colil.
After exHisure. or when you feel a
cold coining on. take a doe of Foley's
llonev and Tar. It never fails to 6top
a cold if taken in time. Take noth
ing eise. All diuggtts.
Fro.t lilt and Chilblain.
quickly cured by Banner Salve, the
most beal'iDg remedy iu the world.
a .a. w t o ni w
LAST WEEK OF MAY.
Time the Democrats Figure on
Holding Their State
THEEE TOWITS WOULD BE ITS HOST
Mate I un.li.il U-e Meetinc t'osl pon.-d to
March 1 l'rotres. uu the Seal 9 at the
Co il IV re lice of Coal 0rral.iis mul Mlur.
Ueteieo ISetfill. in the CuYtr ille Trial
wi.h strong T.xtinioiiv Otiv. Tanner
Saftlnew lint I llllir.ivr.l.
Chicago. F.-b. ".".-Illinois Democrat
are liguring on holding t heir convention
for the nominal ion of a caudia.ite for
governor aud their state otli.-ers durin
the last week iu May. Already a warm
contest has been started bv several
lilies seeking the honor of holding the
convention within ili.-ir limits. Peoria,
Springlield. and Bloomiiigtoii are riv
als up to date. As nearly all the Cook
county Ileum, rain- leaders wil accom
pany the Count v Demo.racv ou its
trip to ihe Mar.li ;ras festivities at
New Orleans the lasi of tihs and all of
next week, the state committee ha
I ost polled its meeting until March 7.
an.liih.tr. Uunt Mor- 'I inie.
The latter dale was also selected to
give the candidates j-,,,- places oil the
state ticket a little more lime for gath
ciiug their strength for an exhibition
When the slate committee lneels. It is
necessary that the Iiemocrals hold
their state convention b.-foie the na
tional convention and practically ev
erything depended ou the action of the
national commit lec iu session in Wash
ington vesterdav afternoon. It gen
erally was understood, however, that
the st.-iti gathering has been settled on
iu the mind of the leaders for the last
week in May. although the candidates
and the Cook county leaders desire it
postponed as long as possible.
So Do t lt- Cook 4 otilitv !'col..
The candidates see no reason for an
early opening of the campaign, accom
palli.il as ii must be by heavy ex
penses. Then Ihe Cook counly people
waut as much time as possible to get
together on legislative, congressional
and county candidates, and they must
out.' within the legal rouireuiciits for
holding their primaries and coueven
tions. at which delegates to the state
Coll vein ion must be chosen.
i-i:o;i;kss on th i: sc. i.k.
I llinoi. Coal Operator, ami Miner. Kent-h-
ing As reemeiit rii.i uully .
.springlield. UN.. I'ei.C. A! p.
in. yesterday tin- siib-coiuinitiee on
scale of the ...al operators and millers
had agreed on a scale in all Ihe .lis-
II ids but two. The prices fixed by the
Mio-couimiltee ior liauu mining was
as follows: Second district. Iiauviile
iin.l associated mines. !: cents: Third
district. Springlield and Associated
niiiies. -1: cents: Fourth district. Chica
go and Alton mines south of Spring
lield lo Carlin ville. including also Litch
field. Pana and Taylor ville. I; cents;
Fifth district. Bellev ille and associated
mines. i'. cents; Sixth district. Du
ipioiu. Odin. Sandoval. Carboiidale and
iissociau-d mines. 4."i ecu is; .Seventh
Men's Underhlrts. Boy's Undershirts.
Men's heavy lleeced undershirts Bojs ribbed undershirts worth 25c
worth 50- and 60c, for
Only 33 Cents. ti Cents.
Shirts Only. Shirts only.
Men's Colored Shirts. Men's Pants.
Mtn's laundried colored shirts worth Men's woolen pants worth up to
$1 and $1.50 now $3 50 on this sale for
75 Cents. $1.99.
Srzes mostly 15 to 17, few 14 and Earlier you come, better selection
14'A. Great values. you get.
Mother's Friend Shirt Waists. Working Shirts.
A great snap in Mother's Friend shirt Worth 40c, special,
v aists. Choice of any in the store for
50 Cents. ny 25 Ccnts'
You know us. Black and white, blue and white.
20 Per Cent Reduction
I THE LONDON
disi'rU-u Williamson and "Saline coun
ties. -I.", cents; Ninth district. Mount
Olive. CotT.i-n aud Yandalia and asso
ciated mines. 4M cents.
The end of this week will not find
the scale completed ami agreed iiou.
Yesterday the northern thin-vein dis
trict scale was almost agreed upon at
oii cents for Si rent nr. etc. ? for third
vein. SI for Wilmington nud Bloom
inglon and i:7 for Blooiiiingiou thick
vein. The chief contention was mado
over the Pontine mines. Here the miu
ers asked for M ceuis. Colonel Swct
.dVered an advance of l.'.'i it-tits, but
.le.-Iar.il that conditions would not per
mit of his granting more. The scalw
submitted by ihe operators will, it is
thonuht. ultimately lie largely ad.ipl.il.
though Iieat.il discussions have arose
over the mines at P.nria. Streator.
PoiAiac Lincoln. Kiiunuiidy and Niau
tic There was no session of the joint
seal.' snb-coinniii i.i" of the miners and
operators last night, but instead the
miners and operators of each district
held meetings with a view to arrang
ing differences iu their respective dis.
triots to making the vvn k nf tin- scale
commit lee easier.
TKsTIMONV I 'OK TIIK I)i:H-;K
In the Carter 111.-Case at Vienna leelare.
tin? NfKnir. V erf .t;Kre.s.r..
Vienna. Ills.. Feb. "'".. In the Carter
ville riot -ase Judge Yi. kars ruled thar
Ihreats made by the deceased negro
miners, or persons iu I heir company, iu
the presence of Ihe defendants, was
proper evidence, providing the threats
wore made on Ihe day of the battle.
Judge Iliiucau. for the defense, had
claimed that the defense w.Vild prove
thai Uev. Mr. Floyd and others killed
Sept. 17 had ihreatelied in burn Carter
ville the night before the bat lie. and
that three bonis before the battle three
negroes came to Carlerville and threat
ened to kill three o!" the defendants.
i-'lmer Jones, a defendant, teslified
that Sim Cummins, one of the de
ceased, on the morning of the 171 h
threatened lo kill James and outrage
bis wife before the sun went down. At
noon James had gone to the station
with a ritle. aud Cununins passing him
ne.-ir the railroad crossing shot at him,
James returning the shot.
J. T. Peoples, colored, testified that
Ilev. Mr. Floyd asked him to go to Car
terville on Sept. 17 and raise a row so
th" negroes could burn Ihe town. He
refused. Other witnesses for the de
fense gave testimony to show a eondi
tion among the negroes at the Brush
nines that was shocking..
Wednesday night yie soldiers who
are on guard al Ihe jail were tired upou
by unknown parties, and thirty shots
New Knllway 1 n. iirioratcl.
Springfield. Ills.. Fob. ".",. Articles
of incorporation were tiled wilh the
secretary of state yesterday of the St.
Louis. Low Ciaue and Southern Bail
way company from Bast St. Louis to
Ilnv. Tanner I. Iti-ll.-r.
Springlield. Ills.. Feb. 12.".. Ibivornor
Tanner's condition was reported slight
ly improved yesterday and the fever
has h-ft him.
To Care a Cold In One ItHj,
Take Laxative Kromo QuinineTablets.
All druggists refund the money if it
fails to tune. K. XV. (Jrove's signa
ture is on each box. 2o cents.
SAY SO YOU KNOW
Off of Overcoats. Plenty of Odds and Ends Cf
Worth $18, $15 and $12
Case of Pennsylvania's Re
jected Senator Taken
Favor of the
Washington. Feb. S3. In the sen
ate, the ijtiestioii of the seating of
Quav was presented by Penrose, who
requested the chair to lay before the
senate the resolution.. H.v si vote nf
31 lo 2S the senate decided to take up
the Quay case. After the (juay ease
was taken up. Daniel, of Virginia,
addressed the senate in favor of seat
At the conclusion of Daniels' speech
the Hawaiian government bill was
taken up and Morgan resumed his
At 3:S.' Aldrich presented the con
ference report in the tinaticial bill lo
In the house, the debate upon the
Porto Kican tariff bill was resumed,
.lones. of Virginia, was the first
SCHOOL FOR THE TEACHERS
Annual Kork I .Ian. I County lOBtltote In
Tha program for the annual meet
ing of the Kock Island County Teach
ers' institute, to be heli March 2-3o.
has been prepared by Supt. Ferguson.
The instructors will be Miss Flora
Cook, of Chicago; Supt. S. 1$. Hursli,
of Streator, anil Prof. M. V. O'Shea.
of Madison. Wis.
Mi's Cook was formerly of the Cook
County Normal school, but will he
transferred with Cl. F. AV. Parker to
the B'.aine Normal. She was in Furope
last slimmer studying primary work
there and preparing especially for the
instruction of teachers. Prof. O'Shea
will instru.s!. in pedagogy and child
studv. Ho is one of the leaders in this
work as well as a very pleasing talker.
Mr. Ferguson would be pleased
to see the patrons of the schools as
well as the teachers at the institute.
The institute is to be held in the
Rock Island High school.