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TOIi. Ij. NO. ICG.
KOCK ISlliAND. ELXi., THUBSDAT, FBRXJABY 21. 1901.
PEICE THREE CENTS.
ROCK ISLAND CELEBRATES
Officials of the Company Banqueted by Citizens at the Har
per House Last Night.
LOVING CUP FOR GENERAL MANAGER , BROWN
Division Agent Mack Also Remembered-Brilliant Gathering and
I ba. always felt a mt Inter
as t la Rock Island. I h.r meat
profound con&denc. In It. fatare,
and I blI.T. be for. th. .an of tb.
twentieth century reaches It. rs
olth. wlthlo a radio, of 10 miles of
th. flag; at.1T on Rock Island arsenal
there wilt b. leathered on. of th.
greatest manufacturing; centers to
be found within th. limit, of tb.
nation. I know of few communities
so favored by providence. Ia the
Mississippi water power and rich
coal beds hereabout th. Almighty
ordained Rock Island sbonld some
time be one of the greatest jmann
facturlDg center, of th. United
States. W. C. Brown, conttdtnee
In Rotk Irland and prophecy. for It.
future, expressed at last n'ght's
That Rock Island appreciates the
value and importance of railroads and
is grateful for improvements that
these lines centering here have seen
W. C. BROWN.
(Genersl Mau.gcrof the Burlict'toa Roid )
lit to make was last night for the sec
ond time within a wek manifested at
a banquet tendered General Manager
W. C. Brown and . other official of
the Barlingtoh system In celebration
of the completion and formal opening
of their magnificent new passenger
station and freight depot at the corner
of Second avenue and Twentieth
' Daring the afternoon and -1 ill 10
o'clock in the evening the building
was thronged with visitors, who in
spected it from basement to attic and
"were enthusiastic in their admiration
PHIL MtTCHELL. ,
of the pretty" and roomy accommoda
tions afforded by the company.
Citizens Gather Early. ' ':'
The banqtet occurred at the Har-
wMf fmm ...
PROPOSED SENATORIAL APPORTIONMENT
: v GIVES ROCK ISLAND NEW NEIGHBORS
With the completion of the congres
sional aportlontment of the state giv
en yesterday in the dispatches from
Springfield, comes the announcement
that the senatorial gerrymander is aUo
about ready. By it Eock Island is to
have new neighbors! . ,
Bock Island is taken from Henry
and thrown in with Mercer and lien
derson, ; Henry goes, in with Bureau
I per houie, where the guests began to
'assemble as early as 8 o'clock, loung
ing and chatting ia the lobby and
parlors listening to thesplendid music
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COL. C. L. WALKER.
(Whose toait'w.s, S'lbe Comlnj of the Q ')
furnished by Bleuer's orchestra, which
was stationed in the balcony overlook
ing the office, until the opening of
the briiuanUy lighted dining hall was
announced at 10 o'clock, just prior to
which time the guests of honor gath
e red in the ordinary, marching to
the banquet room in the .following
order: Mayor nilliam McUonoehie aud
General Manager VY. C. Brown Toast
master Phil' Mitchell and General
Passergar Agent P. S Easlis, ex
Major 1. J. MediJl and Superintend
ent oi Illinois Lines t. C. Kice,
Hon'-E - W. Harst and Anditor
Porter. Mai. C. McD Town-
tend and W. B Throop, superintend
ent oi tne Illinois division. Uivislon
Agent . H. D. Mark and CL C. L
Walker, .W. B. Mclntyre and L. W
Berrv, superintendent of the Bock I
land & St. Louis division; A C. Dart
and General Manager E E Hughe, of
the Iri-Uity route; t W. Bacn en and
L.;fc. McCabe, John Crubangh and
James McKinney, E. D. Sweeney and
Dr C. C. Carter, L. F. Berry, general
passenger agent of the Tri-City route
and II- S. Cab e, general manager of
the U 1 & f ; . A. Head and Dr. v
Li. Eyster. and Postmasters T. II
- HON. R W. HURST. '
(Who responded td the toast.' "All Good Roads
Lead to Kock Ulaad ' .
Thomas and G. H. McKinley, of Bock
Island and Moline.
Klectrle Flash on Brown. ' 1
. The guests of honor on taking their
places remained standings until the
others of the party . were assign d
to the . table, and just as the
order was given, to. be seated, an
American Uag, draped on (he south
wall of the room, was drawn, and an
electric , sign was turned on, v re-
veaiing-in large letters l he . name
Brown." This -afforded a beautiful
picture I and moved the audience to
cheers. The tables were arranged in
the form of a horse shoe, . the apex of
which was at the north of the room,
where the honored guests were seated.
The 11 oral favors and general, decora
tions were beautiful and appropriate,
the banquet as a whole being prob
ably the most elaborate of a public
nature ever given in Bock Island. . The
and. Stark, Whiteside with Lee and
De Kilb, and Knox with Fnlton.
.Of the 32 districts outside of Cook
county, 23. are democratic. The only
contention is In Albertson's Tazewell
county district, where the present
senator from Pekin is placed in an
overwhelmingly "democratic ' districts
There are no complaints of any par
ticular too tne nt in the bouse over the
plan proposed. . - ;
service was excellent and reflected
much credit on the. managerial capa
city of Mine Host Charles McUugh.
The menu speaks for itself:.
C'omie&fce, Supreme - '
Radishes Stuffed Ollrca Salted Almonds
Fillet of Sole, a LaCboUy ; -
Ang'.alse Potatoes , -'-
Sweetbreads Braized, Pe'Wtirord ',
Sweet Potatoes Green Pea.
.', " Pontet Caoet
Koatt Plover, Bard. ; ' :' -
Pomm.ry A Greno
Chicken Salad , . ; .
C eme Yvette
EXKDS CI TVS QBEETINO.
Mayor SlcOonochl.CoDgratalatfS Official.
On Completion of Depot.
When the cigars had boen passed,
Mayor McConocnie rapped for ordtr
and opened the flow of oratory. He
said: .- '
"Mr. Brown, Gentlemen of the C, H. &
Q. Kailway system, and Fellow Citizens:
In behalf of the citizens of Kot-k island,
it gives me pleasure ad the representu
tive of the municipality to extend to
you and vour associates the city's greet-
ing on me completion ana occupation oi
your new aud magnificent paseng?r sta
tion on econd avenue and Twentieth
street, also the new freight house and
yards in the same vicinity 'in our city.
This marks a new epoch in the history of
Kock Inland and one which we hope will
give us another new and direct line to
Chicago and all Eastern points, also St.
Paul. Onioha, Kansas City and fit. Louis,
North,' -West' and South Although 'you
have tried to give us all these advantages
in.j-ears past, they never seemed natur
al; too many changes of cars and too far
around to reach tne destination to satisfy
the traveling public of the1 nineteenth
and twentieth centuries. The average
liusinesM man today expects to step on a
train, with all the comforts and conven
iences that modern improvements can
- EX-MA.YOR T. J.MEDILt. .
(Who Made Presentation to Mr. Brown )
give him, and be whi&kcd away at the
rate of sixty ' miles an ; hour withou,t
change, of cars to his destination, whether
Uiat destination be New York, Boston.
Montreal, San Francisco or the City of
Mexico, and he expects to eat, sleep'and
enjoy himself 'while it transit. Our peo
ple are well pleased, highly gratified and
fully appreciate what the company has
done in the -way of improvements in
tliis 'city. If is true we have waited
long and patiently for these improve
ments Wuich were promised "years ago,
but I have no doubt we would have had
t hem sooner had not . the wave of de
pression struck . us all some years ago,
paralyzing business and commercial en
terprisefljcausing "the" throbbing' hum of
industry to cease vibrating, and on some
of the great railway systems there were
not enough wheels turnin-r to keen the
grass 'from growing oyer, the rails, 'but
tnank uod all this is changed, and we
are now expanding in giant' strides in' all
commercial and-industrial line's,' even our
national - government- is doing
a little .. expanding . , to keep
ui . with' r - the'- ' march of pro
gress, although a great, many good people
with old fashioned notions are protesting
H. D. MACK. "
(DiylIon Passenger and Freight Agent of the
tsuriuigton ttoaaj . .
niul saying it is unconstitutional,, but- I
sometimes thinK the constitution itself
has been stretched and expanded a great
deal during the past forty - yoars. and
from all appearances it will have to be
stretched ami expanded: a great deal
more uuring tne present cen
tury if ' .we are to .'meet, the
new requirements and keep step
with the march of progress . which is
.pushing, us forward almost in spite of
ourselves. Hut. gentlemen. I will ttop or
von may think I am trying to make a no-
litical gppech, something 1 have no inten-
ConUnne. on Seventh Page.
''.MOTV!'-i "-N ,
Indications at Wichita and Win
field of Weariness of the
CBU8ADEESMAY MEET KESISTAUOE
Court Kale Against the Nation, "Who
at Topek Insults' the Judge
. Wichita, Kan., Feb. 21. A definite
plan has been formed here in case of
a raid on the saloons in the night time,
which Is expected to lake place at any
moment, to call out the fire, department
to reinforce the inadequate night po
lice service. For the Bprpose of quell
ing a riot the firemen will. It is said,
be permanently olotned with the au
thority of iiolkemen, with power to
deputize citizens. This action is to
be taken at Monday's council meeting,
aud until then it is Understood that
they have been given, temporary au
thority to make arrests. There are
twenty-nix men in the fire department,
so located that some of them can reach
any saloon in town within three min
utes. Judge Dale, of te district court,
before whom the ofusaders 'have been
tried in the past, is quoted as saying
that he would arret ministers who in
cite the people to riot against the sa
loous. ... '.
Court Is Against th. Smasher.
Mrs. Nation's attorneys presented a
motion in the district court to quash
the indictment against his client on the
ground that the building injured har
bored a nuisance and that bis client
bad a right to abate it. In denying
the motion Judge 1. M. Dale ruled
yesterday that It makes no difference
whether the property destroyed is -used
for a saloon, a bank or a grocery store.
Under this ruling the only point at is
sue is whether the accused broke the
glass windows as alleged in the com
plaint. The complaint in one case is
made by the owner of the building
who was uot the proprietor of the sa
loon. All I. Quiet at Wlntield.
Winheld. Kan., Feb., 21. Noou yes
terday was the time iset by the cru
saders for saloovikeejxts to close their
t;lates on pain or having t lie in demol
ished. The temperance people, how
ever, accepted a report of Mayor Al
bright and a committee of business
men, that all had quit business, and
issued a statement that hostilities
would cease uutil It could le seen
whether the mayor would keep the
Joints closed. liy Ibis act It is be
lieved that serious trouble has been
avoided, at least for the time being.
Large crowds gathered on the streets
yesterday, waiting fdf ""something to
happen." and the. marshal deputized
several dozen men to keep order and
prevent any attempt at saloon-smashing.
The people were dispersed with
out trouble, aud the day passed off
quietly. - -' i
HER CONTEMPT! OF COIRT.
Mrs. Nation Openly fellows It -Calls the
Judge "Your IMataonor.
Toieka. Kan., Feb. 21. Judge
llazen. or the district court, yester
day continued the case of Mrs. Carrie
Nation, charged with smashing Mur
phy's "joint," until the April term of
court. The cases against Eva Hardin,
Mrs. Iiose Crist, Miss Madeline South
ard. Mrs. C. C. Chadwick. and C. It.
McDowell were also continued. Mrs.
Nation arose several times to address
the court, each time calling the judge
"Your Dishonor." When asked if she
were ready for trial she said: "Your
Dishonor, i am Incapable of trying my
case this afternoon, a I have been
poisoned by cigarettej smoke in the
county jail. I want to see how the
other cases are tried any way."
!Judge Hazen looked at the joint
smasher in a helpless sort of way and
then recognized Captain J. G. Waters,
one of the attorneys for the defense.
Captain Waters said: "I rind that
fTone' of these cases have been placed
upon , the trial docket;. There is no
necessity' for this awlft veugeauce.
This is a fair demand that the case be
"It is the province of the court to
see that all have" a fair trial," aaid
Judge Hazen. "It Is not proper to
railroad cases through. I see that if
the cases go over until the April term
of court it will be difficult to get a
Jury. It will be well to settle the
oint of law now. I shall call the case
against Stark on Monday morning."
. Balf. Stark is a young clerk who
accompanied the crusaders, and as
Fisted in the raid Sunday. Stark's law
yer requested that his client's case also
go over for this term. ."'J would prefer
to try a roan on this charge rather
than a woman," said Judge Hazen.
"You may call a special venire if you
wish, and I think it will be necessary.
I expect to try only this one case."
Then Mrs. Nation again insulted the
judge. "Your Dishonor, please, I think
it would be better to defer the decision
s long as possible."
"No, I think it will be better to set
tle it at once and let the people know
what the law is," said Judge Hazen.
"We know the law." said Mrs. Na
tion. :; , -
"It seems that some do not." replied
"Some: some judges do not know the
law." retorted Mrs. Nation.
Mrs. Nation was returned , to jail.
The Indications are that there will he
n bitter legal battle over the trials.
The attorneys for the defendants will
insist that they be granted a change
f . venue, on account f the alleged
prejudice of Judge Hazen.
Wichita. Kan Feb. 21. Sheriff
Gano, of Mdiclne Lodge, has fled to
Anthony with. Professor Hamlin to
prevent him from being lynched. Ham
lin, who is country school teacher
22- years of is charged with crim
inally assaulting a O-aear-old girL It
is thought that t,be ijiob giay follow
Triimiin tnthnnv.' iii -which event
they will snrely get "him, as the Harper
county jail Is a weaK concern.
Mrs. Nation Discharged.
Topeka, Feb. 21. Judge Cftbe,
of the city court, handed down a de
cision today in the case of Mrs. Carrie
Nation for smashing tne en8te ea
loon, discharging: her. 'lhe case was
submitted on an agreed statement of
facts. The judge. held that since Mrs
Nation had no malice towards, the
proprietors of the place and destroyed
the place in abating a pu buc nuisance,
she was not guilty of malicious destruc
tion of property. This does not af
fect the cases pending against Mrs.
Nation for her Sunday raid, for which
she is now in the county jail.
TOO TERRIBLE DISEASE
Attl let a Woman "Who Is Slowly Turning
Frankfort, ,.' Iud., Feb. 21. Mrs.
Mary Black, wife of Josiah Black, a
leading real estate and insurance man.
Is suffering from a complication of aa
illness termed Addison's disease and
ossification. While she has been af
flicted two years the details were not
made public until now. Physicians
admit that the affliction is beyond the
power of any -known remedy and that
the patient must die. At the begin
ning of Mrs. Black's affliction she
weighed fully 200 ounds, but now she
weighs less than ninety pounds.
Her flesh has' gradually hardened,
the joints stiffened aud the functions
of the internal organs weakened so
that she is entirely helpless. The face.
except as to color. Is no more ex
pressive than though chiseled put of
stone and the flesh of the entire body
Is rapidly taking on the same texture.
The color of the skin has changed to
that of copperas. Medical men ay
history records few similar cases.
STABVIHri IN QUARANTINE.
So They Marched Past the Guards and
Went to the Mayor. .
' Neeuah, Wis., Feb. 21. The nine
teen men w;ho were held in smallpox
quarantine in the hotel of Butler &
McCarthy marched out past their
guards at 8:30 p. m. and went to the
mayor's office where they stated that
they were starving and demanded food.
The trouble arises over the proprietors
of the hotel making formal request for
a guarantee of expenses in maintain
ing the nineteen people who are beins;
held In their hotel against their will,
and who refuse to pay their board
w hile kept in quarantine.
Mayor Ka If a lis refused this guaran
tee, claiming that the city is in no way
responsible for the debts of the quar
antined persons. When the mayor re
fused to guarantee the payment of the
board hill of the persons quarantined
in the hotel the proprietors locked ur
their dining room and all their supplies
and - stood guard over them with
revolvers. The men refused to
pay board while detained against their
wills and the proprietors refused to
DEATH OF DR. HAMILTON.
Jealous Man Is on Trial Accused of the
Knoxville, Ia., Feb. 21. The taking
of testimony in the trial of Alfred Ahn,
charged with murdering Dr. Hamilton
at Marysville Nov. 20, has began here.
Drs. Hughes and Cornell testified that
Hamilton died as the result of bullet
wounds and cuts inflicted by a knife.
diaries Frosher and Kd Mahoney testi
fied that Ahn was jealous of Dr. Ham
ilton because of the latter's alleged
attentions to Mrs. Ahn, and threatened
to shoot him. Dr. Hamilton was way
laid and shot while on his way to his
stables. No one saw the shooting and
Hamilton died without making a state
WaWeIl Known at JoIIet.
Joliet, Ills., Feb. 21. Mortimer I.
Stevens, the newspaper man In Hono
lulu shot by Editor McGill, U a well
known Joliet boy, son ofMr.and Mrs. I.
D. Stevens, of this city. He has a wife
now with her parents in Colorado. He
has been In the Klondike for several
seasons and went to Honolulu about
two months ago. The Miss Briggs
mentioned in the dispatches Is Miss
Briggs, of Joliet. a young society wom
an, -who Is visiting in - Honolulu. She
was crowned queen of the day at the
trolley day festival here last year.
Will Bon a Wisconsin Hospital.
Madison, Wis., Feb. 21. The state
board of control, sitting at Waukesha,
elected Dr. E. L. Bullard, of Wauke
sha, to succed Dr. W. B. Lyman, of
Kau Claire, as superintendent of the
Mendota hospital for the insane, which
position Dr. Lyman resigned some time
ago. The transfer will be made as
soon aa convenient to the two physi
cians. Singer Is Achieving Fame.
West Superior. Wis.. Feb. 21. Miss
La Stella Solon, of this city, is achiev
ing fame In Chicago as a soprano solo
ist of Isaiah temple, and will soon
make her appearance in the operatic
field as Agnes in "Der Frieschuts."
Miss Solon has studied in Europe and
for the past two seasons has been iu
the conservatory at Chicago. ,
Des Moines Wants a Special Kate.
Des Moines, Ia., Feb. 21. At a se
cret meeting, attended" by representa
tives of, all the jobbers of Des Moines,
a proposition was mada to Tom Hoon-
er, assistant general agent of the Chi
cago and Great Western railroad, by
which those present agreed to route ail
their through business via the Chicago
aud Great Western If a special sea
board rate was made to them. Hooper
came here -for the purpose of talking
the matter over. He did not give ft
final answer. . .
jnlre Company Takes a New Start.
' Trenton. N. J., Feb. 21. John I
Squire & Co., capital stock $7,rO0.00O,
was incorporated here yesterday to do
a pork packing business in Boston and
other eastern points, absorbing about
a dozen -concerns, including the busi
ness of John P:Sjiujre1.atJ3oston. .J
GH hA ACCEPTS ALTERflATVE:
Minister Conger Cables Slate Department That Foreign Minis
ters are Advised v
WHICH ENDS WALDERSEE'S CAMPAIGN.
Boxers Agiin Become Restless in Southern Manchuria and
Hostilities are Cropping Out.
Washington, Feb. 21. A cablegram
bias been received at the state depart
ment from Conger, Btating that the
Chinese - plenipotentiaries have in-
EDWIN H. COSGEB-
formed the foreign ministers that the
emperor has agreed to all the punish
ments named in Conger s telegram of
the 6th. This will probably end the
contemplated Waldersee campaign.
Th. Imperial Instructions.
Pekin, Feb. 21. Princes Ching and
Li Hung Chang have received, tele
graphic instructions from the court to
notify the ministers of the powers that
edicts issued regnrding the pun
ishment of the' Chinese officials, are
LI HUNG CHANG.
confirmatory of the demands made by
the ministers. ' - :
Boxer. Restless Again.
St. Petersburg,' Feb. 21'. Vladivos
tok dispatches report : that trouble is
again rising in southern Manchuria.
Boxer emissaries have already, arrived,
and the Chinese forces are joining the
boxer movements. .-; ;
. AND FRIEND KILLED.
Lake Charles, Lv, Feb. 21 Thom
as Vital, a negro, who criminally
assaulted Nora Miller, aged 18, was
taken from his house near Fenton,
last night by a mob and lynched.
BROWN AND EUSTIS MAY BE
Following the announcement in last
night's Aug us of the resignation of
C. E. Perkins from the presidency of
the Burlington road and the election
of Vice President George B. Harris
to the executive position, comes today
the 'report cf the promotion of two of
the company's officers, who were
guests at the banquet in Bock Island
last sight, to advanced - positions. A
Chicago dispatch says of the changes
made yesterday: ''The vaoancy in
the vice presidency will pave the way
for a large number of ; promotions.
The following changes are likely, soon
to be made: - . ,
"William C. Brown, general nan-
SHUTS AGREED TO
Samuel Maddox, who attempted to
defend Vital, was shot to death.
HALF MILLION DOLLARS
IN A8HES AT ATLANTA.
Atlanta. Ga., Feb. 21. Fire this
morning in the business portion de
stroyed property aggregating half a
million. The fire started from the ex
plosion of an oil tank in the wholesale
grocery house of O. J. and J. E. Mad
dox, .and soon spread to adjoining
i Sioux City, Ia., Feb. 21. Fire in
the storage rooms of the American
Linseed company today caused a loss
of a quarter of a million. The plant
is still in operation.
FORMER SENATOR WHITE
DIES IN CALIFORNIA.
Los Angeles, Cal., Feb. 21. Ex
United States Senator Stephen M,
White died at his residence here at 4
o'clock this morning after a short ill
ness, lie was suffering from ulcera
tion of the stomach, but his condition
was not thought to be dangerous.
After midnight he began he show
alarming symptoms and sank rapidly.
Washington, Feb. 21. Immediate-""
ly after reading the journal '.wJay the
house resumed consideration of the
general deficiency appropriation bill.
Daring the discussion of the question
of hazing Hepburn, of Iowa, created
a sensation by declaring that a large
number of desertions from the army
and lack of men in the navy was due
to the fact that American citizen re
fuse to serve under men "schooled
in tyranny and oppression." Hep
burn said he bad a list of 25
vessels of the United States wrecked
by incompetent officers since the close
of the civil war. He declared that the
officers stood by each other, and with
but one exception the commanders of
those vessels were let off with slight
punishment. He denounced hazing
in unmeasured terms, and he wanted
to see fixed a certain punishment for
IN CUDAHY CASE.
St. Paul, Minn.,' Feb. 21. Patrick
Hussr and John Lane, alias s Tory,
were arrested today on : a warrant
sworn out by -Detective -Baum, ; of
Omaha, charged with being concerned
in the plot to kidnap .young Cudahy.
Manila, Feb. 21. The police of Ma
nila claim to have obtained documen
tary evidence which they allege tends
to incriminate Francisco Reyes, the
Italian consul at Manila, and Manuel
Poypoch, consul, for Uruguay, ia aid
ing the Filipino insurgents. The evi
dence has been' submitted to MacAr
ON THE BURLINGTON SYSTEM
ager, to be second vice president.
""Howard Elliott, general manager
of the Missouri lines, to be general
manager of the Burlington, to sue.
ceed Mr. Brown.
F. -A. Delano, superintendent of
motive power, to be general&ianager
of the Missouri lines, to succeed Mr.
. P. S. Eustis, general passenger
aent, to be passenger traffic manager
oi the entire system.
"John Francis, general passenger
agent of the Burlington and Missour
river, or W. A. Lalor, assistant gen
eral passenger sent of the Burling
ton, to be general . passenger agent cf
the Burlington, to succeed P. S.