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fCLmV.COl EOCg ISLAflD. PI. FRIDAY, HA1.CII 13, v: ; ' . FSIC3 iyTT n "
sHITfi a vtiimn rrv-t-i I
On Mors) Day Devoted to Ora
tory by tht Striata.
BILL BTRHE3 OUT A JEW LUE,
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WasmxoTo, Marsh 13. Tb Cuban
q art Hub mim to hart gotten a grip on
th senate aiMl will not down .In a bony.
Just when Sherman iu hoping (ret a
vote on the brlliffcrencr resolutions Bill
of New York ooncl tided to say a few word,
and he ilnad th minority which hat beta
tor urn daa pounding away at th pro-
pwsad resolution. II Mid ill at what th
resolutions SOUghl lO OODTfJ Wa threat
to toaV. Tb phrase the "United
Hate atioultl ba prepared to protect the
luiiitltnate Interests of our eltlsens by In-
trrntloa" aounded Ilk a threat, or It
waa buncombe. "If tht resolution means
that w should Increa oar army, let ua
tajr so frankly." said Hill. "If it mean
w should ineiwase onr nary lei ua state
it frankly and fsarlosdy and frane a btU
to that and. Lot ns not indulge In Idle
boasts and threat and doubtful phra
a to our being prepared to protect lejlti
Butt Interests by Intervention.'
What Ar LsalUasat latstsaUT
Hill akd what th "legitimate" ln
turrst referred to. Were there any
"illegitimate InthTMta." Thl was not a
proposition to Intervene In th cause of
humanity, or to at 1 In the came of freo
dom, or to (top bloodshed, but to "pro
tort onr legitimate Interests." Hill
Uttered the word with great scorn.
"Thl Is plaelng oar Intervention on very
low ground, said be. "If w ar to In
ti rven at all, then at least let us put it
on sottM higher ground than the urgency
of protecting our business Interests. Do
not put It on ths low ground that w are
loalng a few dollar by this contest be
tween Hpala and Cuba."
Waala Aettea mm High Onni
Hill hold up a bunch of telegrams
which, ho said, h had received from New
York. On of the telegrams read substan
tially a follows: "Present attitude of
I'nlted States toward Cuba seriously af
fecting commerce on that Island. Mer
chant there are preparing to boycott
American merchant and to cancel their
enter here." Hill paused for a moment
after reading the dispatch and then, shak
ing It In hU hand, he added with dis
dain: "Aad they eapact me to have my
course her planed on the ground that
Ppanlsh merchant threaten to boycott
some uf our nwrchanta. With all do re
spect to then gentlemen, I think our ac
tion should be on higher grounds."
He then said h favored recognising the
belligerency of the ratals, because ha be
lieved there was a stats of war In Cuba,
but euuld not vote fur the resolutions, be
eaus they, being a frmfarenue report,
oul'l not be amended. He did not believe
th administration would be embarrassed
by the resolutions, because If It would
somebody on the Democratic aide of the
chamber Would know It. A eollnquy
with Morgan and Hoar bringing out the
fiwt that the resolution would not give
the rebels a legal right they have not now.
Hill proceeded to argue In favor of their
piMsage, because they would have no legal
fleeetatlna Ar reetsetly Safe.
rI should have hesitated, Mr. Presl
dont," said Hill, "to have voted for a
Joint resolution which would have re
quired the president's action within ten
days Hut the resolutions are snfe, be
cause they merely express our opinion
and bind no one but ourselves, although
they will be receleeil with respect by the
csecutlve and will have their moral effect
through the country and tb world. They
ar In accordance with precedent and In
my opinion congress should go thus far
but no farther."
KtRorK CORRECT IX THE SIXTIES.
Aetea! rraaerly la Reeegalslng the Cea.
(eoeraey Rays the Raw Vark Maa.
Hill expressed the opinion that Euro
pean countries had very properly recog
nised the Confederacy as a belligerent.
Tb Cubans now held three-fourths of tb
Island. Prisoners of war ahould be ex
changed. Were we to stand by and see
them guillotined, girrotcd, shot or exe
cuted In any other wayf The resolutions
euuld glvs no offense to Spain. It could
do no harm In this instance and might
tend to stay this cruel warfam. That to
all these rrsolutlous proposed to do, ex
cept the last, "to the pusillanimous term
of which I can nover give tnv eonsent."
"It Is th lory." he continue, "of the
American revolution over again. There
were Tories then a now, whose sympv
thle were with aristocracy and monarchy,
ml now as then they will be crushed by
th force of an enlightened people deter
mined to tat free. Tb conflict between
republicanism and monorchism Is Irre
pressible and will gn on. God grant thst
1'ub.i suit succeed." He concltKled by
Cj'iotlng the memorable wot. Is of Dnnlel
Webster delivered In 1M In furor of th
recognition of Grecian Independence
whrnh'M: "Our place is always on
the side of free Institutions."
fh. rnmn said he was reluctant to speak
fur her on this subjett, and wonld not
hare dona so bad It not been for recent
cluing!- and I ho "TXpioit" of tb senator
from MatsachnsetU (HoarX Sherman
sol'i he had a great respect fur bis friend,
lut tli resolution to postpone lb subject
until April a waa a most remarkable
"x've. Mtrrman then detallaxl th progress
of the various resolutions. If senators ob
Jted tu the third clause then a further
runfervnc could bring about a change.
11 controverted th position of Hoar that
these resolutions had no force or effect,
being concurrent. A long controversy oo
rurre-1 ns to whether the rrsolntlcn in
their prearnt furra had been even agreed
to by the senate committee on foreign re
lations. Turpi asserts! that thee resolution
were the same as those iffrrsd by lodge,
Which had been drfaneu In tha annate
petaauUs. rsociTing ealy os vote. ad j
yet they were brougnt before the senate
after rejection by the committee.
rbermaa sold there were differences of
political opinion between btm and Cleve
land. "BnW" b added, "no one doubt
bis courage; no one doubt his fidelity to
th flag of our country; no one doubt
that." Th senator referred to his charac
terisation at Ueaeral Weyler a "tha
batcher." The Spanish minister had.
with Justification, sought to ezplnin tha
the book from which he (Sherman) had
quoted did not contain Weyler' name,
but It appeared with details In the paper
from which the statement had been taton.
Weyler himself did not deny or object
His explanation, sent from Havana, was
that be had obeyed orders, being only a
subordinate officer and thit the cruelties
Were necessary to subdue the uprising of
'ten years ago. Taking up tha coniitions
of war existing Sherman said they wore
flagrant. With much forue ths senator
said: "If war does not exist in Cuba,
where outside of hell docs it exist?" He
said In reply to senators who called for
"facts' that Iodge, oue of the mem
bers of the committee on foreign rela
tions, had seciirod ample f.tctstrom Secre
tary Olney, but these could not, for obvi
ous reasons, be made public. The senator
said It was the right and duty of a for
eign minister to represent and uphold his
country In and out of the state depart
ment, eherman declared It was iiuDosii-
bin that the present terrible condition of
affairs should continue much longer.
Morgan got the lloor to speak when
Fhcrmin concluded, but yielded for oth
WA. A "SPECIAL" ROMANCE.
That Mary A boat the President aad ftalav
bary Agreelag About Veaesnela.
Washington. March 13. It can be
stated positively, notwithstanding the
publications to the contrary, that no set
tlement has yet been reached on the Ven
ezuelan boundary question, but accord
ing to the best authority matters are pro
ceeding In such fashion as to warrant the
belief that there mill be a satisfactory
outcome. At present it can not be told
whether the ultimate settlement of this
question will bo effected as the result of
direct negotiations between Great Britain
and Vencsuelo, initiated through tho
medium of some mutually friendly power,
or as the conclusion of tho work of our
own Venesuclan boundary commission.
Hut In one way or another a peaceful
and honarablo settlement of the dispute
Is believed to be entirely prob.tblo In the
end, though this end still miy be far re
moved. If negotiations directly b:twoon
Venezuela and Great Britain have been
renewed at Car.tcas the fact la nos known
to tho officials nere, who would surely bo
advised fit their own guldanoi, and as
too Venesuclan commission Is proceeding
dllllgently to the dlschtrgi of its duty of
weighing all of the evidenoo obtainable
respecting tho, actual location of th
boundary line, and in this has been as
sured of the co-operation (informally,
It Is true, ns to Great Britain,
bat nevertheless effectually) of both par
tic to the dispute, the public expectation
appears to turn In that direction.
HALF A MILLION DOLLAR FIRE. .
Pep Maaafactnrlag Campaay Unlldiag at
Boston CatapUtaljr flatted.
Bostox, March 11 The Pope Manufac
turing company's building on Columbus
avenue waa completely gutted by lire
shortly before 4 p. ni. yesterday. The Are
c tused a loss of between fcttO.OOOand 1400,
001 The Work was a magnificent fl re
story structure of brick, profusely orna
mented with terra cot La trimmings. The
blaze started In th boiler room In the
basement of the building and spread so
rapidly that four ladles and two gentle
men who were taking riding lessons on
the fifth floor had barely time to escape.
It. W. Hinckley, private secretary of Mr.
Albert Pope, and the Janitor, W. P. Pres
ton, were hemmed In by smoke and Are
on the second floor and mode their escape
by ladders placed thre by the firemen.
In the building were thirty-five or forty
people, but they all gut out without in
jury. The Youth's Companion building,
one of the most imposing structures in
the city, which is separated from tho
burned building by a fifteen-foot alley,
and the Hoffman House, a seven-story
apartment bouse across the street, were
thoroughly drenched. The loss is fully
recovered by insurance. While there
wore many minor accident only one
proved serious that of Mat hew Burns, of
engine 12, leg broken during a collision of
fire apparatus at the fire.
Csagtsssliiaal Dotage aasaasarlsed.
Washington, March 13. Hill addressed
the sonate against the Cuban resolutions,
favoring recognition of belligerency, but
opposing the Intervention clause. Sher
man replied to Hoar's speech on the same
subject. The balance of the day was de
voted to the Dupont case, without action.
Some unimportant measures were passed,
and one to permit owners of claims to
iron and coal mine on forest reservations
to perfect their titles thereto and to pro
cure a patent therefor.
The house decided the contested elec
tion case from Louisiana In favor of Buck,
Democrat, the sitting member. The bal
ance of the day was consumed In debate
on the contest of Aldrlch ts. Bobbins,
Fourth Alabama district.
Kiswet ef BnadstaOk.
Washisgtox. March 11 Th state
ment of domestic export Issued yesterday
by the bureau of statistics shows that tb
amount of bresdstuffs exported during
last February was M,01?,U8. an Increase
over Febuary. of nearly 130 per cent.
For the eight month ended Feb. 89, the
exports of bread stuns amounted to fUi
fctxtlU as compared with 71,27V,fc3 forth
sum period last year.
lr la a Datrett Bail a1 lag.
DETROIT, March IS. Knight Templars
and arveral subordinate lodge of the Ma
sonic order suffered s.-vere damage last
Right by a stubborn firs la the anner
storiee of th Wayn County Savings
bank building; a five-story structure on
West Congress street. The loss to the
knight and other loige amount to no-
wards of tfcXuOx .The building Is dam
aged about f.u.OJU.
Impoverished blood causes that
tired fealiRff. . Hood's SarsaparllU
parifiat, mrickaa aad vitalizes tha
Mooa aaa givaa rigor ua vitality
TALK OF A CUBAN.
How the Fight Looka from an
Inaurgent Standpoint. -
8FAB1BH TS00FS ABE DEAD EAST
Waylar Rat Haagariae; far a Ckaae at the
Rabals aad HI SoMlers Laeklag la Tlgor
Rnrly 100,000 Caaaa la taa Flald aad
la Fosssssloa ssTKaarlj tb Whole Island
Raw Praetaasatloa by taa Captala sa
oral War Rates.
Xgw York. March 13 Colonel Fred-
rico O. Peres, chief of staff of General
Maceo, of Cuba, Is in this city on a secret
mission. He will return to Cuba in a few
lay a In an Interview h said: ."When
1 left Cuba General Gomes and General
Maceo were very well satisfied with the
Bondlikins existing; and hoped to be able
to do something more decisive in the near
future. The raid through the central
provinces has brought good results. The
Cubans gained arms, ammunition and
men. . Many Spanish volunteers hare
taken the field with them. In the eastern
part of the island over 1,000 Spanish regu
lars nave deserted to the Cubans.
Ram bar mt Cabaa la th Field. .
"Since I left the army there has been a
reorganization and some changes. Maceo
and Gomez were about to unite their
forces again. They now have an army of
about 25,000 men In the central provinces.
The Cubans have throughout the island
about 50,000 armed men and about 40,000
partially armed. Of the armed men about
one-third are cavalrymen, who have plenty
of good horses. The Spanish mounted in
fantrymen are no match for them. Many
of the Spaniards are not able to ride, and
when they charge they cling with both
hands to the pommels of their saddles and
do not control their horses.
Weyler right Shy of th Rebels.
"Since General Weyler took control the
Spaniards have done nothing. They have
a great many flying columns in the field.
but they are always with tho rear guard
following along, and never br any chance
coming In contact with the vanguard.
That I the reason General Maceo was
able to pass from the province of Pinar del
Rio to the provinos of Havana without
firing a shot, though the Spanish army
waa massed in the region.
Spaniards Appear MaeR Demoralised. '
"I was in the ten-years war and saw
the Spaniards fight like demons. Now
there is a change. They seem to have no
heart for their work. They fight weakly
and do not seem to care how the - battle
may go. The Spaniards appear to be very
much demoralized both on account of tho
movement of the Cubans and the action
of the American congress. The resolu
tions passed by the house and senate have
given much joy to the Cuban leaders. . .
Inaargaate Possess th bland,
"I had no trouble in getting awav from
Cuba. In fact, there were many facilities.
i ten tne isiana at a point not for from
Havana. The whole interior of the island
and the coast, with the exception of the
few harbors held by the Spaniards are
practically under the control of the Insur
WETLER'S LATEST PROCLAMATION.
Liberal Tanas to Babel Suspects Progress
of tb Campaign.
HAVANA, March li Captain General
Weyler ha issued another proclamation.
This latest official edict provides that all
persons captured up to date In the pro
vinces of Havana and Pinar del Rio who
are suspected of having been members of
a rebel band, should they of their own
free will deny that they belonged to such
band, will be liberated in every case, pro
vided they give their promise before two
witnesses to be loyal to the Spanish cause,
and provided also that no one appears
against them to offer charges of any other
To this end Instructions are given to
judges that they shall record in the Qlca a
personal description of those against
whom proceedings shall hare been taken,
and shall then ask for the release of those
coming within the a bore mentioned pro
vision as being discharged of the crime
of rebellion, but they shall remain sub
ject to the vigilant surveillance of the
It is now officially announced that Go
mes will not seek to penetrate into the
province of Santa Clara, but it is said that
Maceo, Gomez, Lacret and other insur
gent leaders will concentrate their forces
In the immediate vicinity of Manjuari,
province of Matanxas. The columns of
troops under Colonels Vicuna, BernaJ,
Suarcx andlnclan have started reconuoiter
Ing In thst direction and General Prats is
pursuing Gomes. The columns of troops
under Colonels Tort and Molina and the
Alamanca battalion faave taken up posi
tions so as to prevent the insurgents from
entering the swamps south of the province
of Matansas and adjoining the province of
General Arola, Colonel Frances and Col
onels Galbls and Figueroa, all at the head
of columns of troops, are taking part In
tha pursuit of Gomez's and Macro's main
forces. In the Pallmias district of the
province of Santa Clara the Insurgents
have burned the plantations of Mercedes,
Vega la Cans, Santa Rosa, lorn Calabra
sis. La Faja and the houses of the work
men, as well as the refinery. They also
destroyed by fire the stock of molasses
contained In two large warehouses and
-slued at about S3J,000.
Chicago, March U The members of
the Illinois Press association yesterday
dlsmssed a number of subjects, among
the speakers being H. IV Taylor, of the
Winona Index; Charles . Davidson, of
the Greenville Sun; George tsrCrooe, of
the Effingham Democrat; R. W. Coon, of
the Waukegan Gazette; A. U Hereford,
of the Mattooa Star; John M. Rap p. of
the Fairfield Record, and Thomas Bees, of
th Springfield Register. Secretary Page
read a memorial of James W. Scott, pre
pared by H. H. Kohliast, who was un
able to be present.
CHICAGO, March IS. To help the grf-
it cutters, who strike was nos show
ing success, all the garsasat workers' un
ions In th city have mlani a yaspa
thetic strike. It affcte direoUy a,0W p I
and Indirectly tan sans of others. - I
THIRTEEN IN A RUSH TO DEATH.
These Killed, Tare Fatally
Wsesats ms Iks otasnlajsns.
CnrciSXATI, March 13. A special to
The Commercial Gazette from Charles
ton, W. Vs., says: A report reached hen
last night that at the Central Coal works
on the Chesapeake and Ohio railway In
New River valley last evening; thirteen
miners boarded a cor at the pit month to
ride down the incline to tha tipple. The
rope broke and the car rushed down to
wreck at the bottom. Seven men were
killed, three fatally injured aad three bad
Deaths ou board the Italian cruiser
Lombard! a from yellow fever at Rio
Janeiro, Brazil, number 104. Seventy-six
oi tne crew are sun sice.
John Charles Clark, a Yale graduate
from Chicago, and Miss Jean Pardee, the
society - writer, playwright and actress.
eloped from New Haven on Jan. 8 ' and
were married in Aew York.
Rev. J. A. Rondthaler, of Indianapolis.
has declined to accept the call to the Ful
lerton Avenue Presbyterian- church of
The extradition of John L.'0'Brlcn,who
is wanted at Newport, 14. Iu, on the charge
of stealing rubber goods from Goodrich's
factory, and who says be Jumped his bail
on the advioe of counsel, was granted at
The senate of Cambridge university, bv
a vote of 188 to 171, bos rejected the propo
sition to appoint a committee to noaslrt
the question of conferring degrees upon
A strange phenomenon has been noticed
in various parts of Nebraska, Water
stands higher in wells and is found In
larger volume In streams than for several
years at this season. There Jias been very
little rain in Nebraska during the past
tan ana winter.
The railroad trains crossing into Franca
from Italy are crowded with Italians who
are leaving that country to escape military
service in Ainca.
The senate commerce committee has fa
vorably reported a bill appropriating tUO,
Ouo for reconstructing the Rock Island
Dr. Arthur Duestrow, the wealthy brute
Who killed his Wife and b:ibe at St Louts
over a year ago, bos at last been sentenced
to be hanged, and if nothing happens will
swing AprU 2
John P. St. John, the great apostle of
prohibition, has become a candidate for
the People s party nomination for con
gress in the Second Kansas district.
XA. IL Mailer & Sons, New York, at
their regular weekly auction sale sold 150.
000 worth of the republic of Cuba bonds
lor sou, interest to be paid when the rights
of belligerency are granted by the United
The driver of a beer wagon died of heart
disease at Jersey City while driving his
team in the streets. He continued to sit
upright and hold the lines, until his death
was discovered by a policeman. '
It Is probable that Miss Frances Willard
Will go to England soon to assist Lady
Somerset In tho approaching convention
of the British W. C. T. U.
Wooden-War Failure at Chicago.
Chicago, March 13 Tho factory ol
Burgland St Shcad, makers of wooden
ware, was closed by the sheriff yesterday
on confession of Judgment In $25,003 in
favor of the First National bank of De
fiance, O. The total liabilities of the con
cern are placed at (40,030 and tho assets at
W. C. T. V. Invite Balllngtoa.
CniCAOO, March 13. The W. C. T. U.
has Invited Ballington and Maud Booth
t hold a meeting In Wllllard hall dur
ing their contemplated visit to Chicago.
Another Point Gained.
The Russian woman doctors have
gained another noint. the medical lmnrH
which U a department of the ministry
oi me interior, Having decreed that toe
emblem which doctors wear ou the breast
may also be worn by ladies who have
passed an examination giving tbem the
right to practice.
Highest of all in Leavening Power
Latest U. S. Gov't Report.
fcra xVar Bam md Ah If I,
Insurance and Loans.
1 4 aOHfMlI 4b Lynda Vmg.
Ready Cash Talks Again.
Just received a letter from Mr. Rice, who is now in New York city, stating that
besides the immense lot of suits bought about three weeks ago from Kahn,
. Schoenbrun & Co. at 33KC on the dollar, he has closed a deal with a high class
clothing manufacturer of New York (who was about to fail for the want of ready
cash) for over three thousand Men's Suits at one-third their actual value, which
will be shipped at once and put on sale. To make room for this tremendous lot of
clothing we will give the people of Rock Island and vicinity an opportunity of a
life-time. To close out all small lots of winter clothing we will make a grand
clearing sale of Men's Suits and Overcoats at $5. Suits worth double and triple;
Overcoats worth twice and three times as much all go at $5. It will positively
pay you to buy for next winter.
Men's Suits and Overcoats
Don't buy Spring Clothing until you see
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We are telling
At Prices that mean
Money-saving prices all
thrqpgh. No closing out.
No old stock. No accu
mulations. Bat the
newest and best things
on the market for the
least possible money.
Making it Pay.
Why dont yon?
We make Bock Island
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if you do.
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