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ROCK ISLAND ARGU,
VOL.XLV. HO. 49
COC3 ISLAUD, ILL TUESDAY, 15. US3.
PCXC2 TZXCZ3 GZ2T3.
SPAIN'S HAKDS FULL.
' Another Philliplne Island
INSURGENTS SHOT LIKE DOGS.
A General Massacre Follows
Inquiry Into the Source of
Madrid, Deo. 15. It is reported
that the natives of the Mandano isl
and, one of the Fhillipine group,
have revolted. Many native troops
are deserting to the insurgents. The
situation at Manilla is fell of anxiety.
Bands of insurgents frequently ap
proach the town at night, and fire
volleys into the place. It is ad
mitted that there has been a general
massscre at Cavite, Island of Luzon.
One hundred and fifty prisoners re
volted and killed six soldiers, seized
the arms and tried to raise the na
tives against the garrison, but failed
and the revolters were shot down in
the streets. A general massacie
followed during the night. Scores
of corpses were picked up. Many of
the prisoners were recaptured and
shot the following morning.
MONEY IN THE ELECTION.
Ssnsta BMolntlon to Kako Searching
Washington, Deo. 15. In the sen
ate the house concurrent resolution
for adjournment from Dec. 22 to
Jan. 5 was agreed to. Allen, of Ne
braska, offered a resolution for a
committee of nine on the use of
money in elections. It directs the
committee to "thoroughly investi
gate the extent to .which money,
if any, was used in connection
with the recent presidential elec
tion, either in promoting the
nomination or influencing in
any manner the choice of presi
dential electors, and inquire whether
any such expenditure was excessive,
illegitimate, corrupt or unlawful; es
pecially to ascertain to what extent
for such purposes the owners of sil
ver mines, gold mines, bankers,
manufacturers, railroad or other cor
porations, and millionaires of all
classes made contributions; and what
wdre the contributions, if an any,
made by the persons and corpora
tions residing abroad.
The resolution was referred to the
committee on contingent expenses.
Whereupon Morgan, democrat, o!
Alabama, was recognized for a speech
on the Cuban question.
Woodman, of Illinois, introduced
in the honse a joint resolution di
recting the president to intervene in
Tha Lumbar Interests.
Cincinnati, Dec. 15 The national
convention of the lumber interests
met here this morning to arrange
the plans to secure adequate protec
tion for iumber in the next tariff
Silas W. Gardner, of Iowa, then
addressed the convention in favor of
a petition to congress for duty on
Tha sllver'a Caaas.
Washington, Dec. 15. The meet
of the officers and executive commit
tee of the American Bimetallic union
began here today to arrange the de
tails for a convention of the silver
leaders of the country, with a view
to the inauguration of a comprehen
sive organization in behalf of silver.
Another Doabta Traaady.
Wilkesbarre. Pa.. Dec. 15. Dur
ing a family quarrel Morris Pope
iaisiiy snot John neitnune ana then
blew out his own brains.
Tha A mar learn Federation.
Cincianatti, Dec. 15. The second
day of the convention of the Ameii-
oan Federation of Labor at its open
ing session devoted itself to reports
WOrLX FIUHT BV PKACEFTI. BIE iXS.
Also Help Cuban by Law Announced
Purpose or a Gotham Society.
New Tork. Dec. 13. There are many
distinguished names In the list of sub
scribers to the roll of membership of
the Cuban League of the United States,
Just organised In this city. Following
Is the declaration of the purpose of the
league: "The object of this league is
to secure for Cuba by all lawful, peace
ful and honorable means, the imlitical
Independence which her patriots are
now endeavoring by tremendous sacri
fice of their treasure and life to gain:
encourage them with our sympathy
and moral support, and to arouse the
.whole, nation to .demand the end of the
campaign oi murder and destruction In
"Mindful of the bela irhich our
fathers received in a similar struggle,
we are constrained by a sense of grati
tude to return to Cuba the kindness
which was so effectively given us. It la
apparent to all observers that Spain
has not the power to crush the Cu
ban patriots and therefore the continu
ance of the cruel struggle in Cuba can
only serve to prolong a sense of abase
ment and humiliation in the minds of
all men who are confident that this re
public has the power to end it and is
in honor called upon to do so for the
highest good of all the parties directly
WILL DEFT rOl'B VTSCUt SAX.
MoTement to Send Troopa from Colorado)
Openly to Fight for Cuba.
Denver, Dec. 15. It is claimed by the
lenders in the movement to send troops
from Cqlorado to fight for Cuban inde
pendence that more than 1,000 names have
already been enrolled. John McAndrews,
in dille-of-the-road" Populist candidate
for attorney -general at the recent election.
has been chosen commander, with the
title of colonel. In reference to their
plans McAndrews says:
'The volunteers will not leave Denver
in small bodies and by stealth, as was
originally proposed. Neither are they
likely to go to the gulf coast on railroad
trains. Instead they will move overland,
cither on foot or on horseback;, picking
up tributary armies along the line of
march until upon reaching Florida they
will have swelled to such a mighty host
that the United States authorities will not
care or dare to Interfere with their em
barkation for Cuba."
McAndrews further asserted that inter
ference with their plans would, he be
lieved, precipitate a revolution in this
Banning Fighting Near Havana.
Cincinatl, Dec. 15. A special to The
Commercial-Tribune from Key West,
says: Firing was heard all day long
yesterday west of Havana, so last
nipht's reports stated not steady, but
desultory, as if a running fight were
being had. Several companies of Span
ish troops were sent out during the
day in that direction, but no tidings
had been received up to 7 p. m. of the
results. On account of articles In the
American press displeasing to General
Weyler the censor's rules have become
more rigid and arbitrary, and Ameri
can correspondents have trouble in get
ting at news matters on the Island.
Energetic endeavors are being made to
hunt out the correspondents of the
New York junta In Havana. Weyler
threatens to dispose of them summari
ly If caught.
Cnbans Capture a City.
Denver, Dec. 15. A special to The
News from Key West, says: The in
surgent forces operating east of Ha
vana appear to be repidly advancing
westward and winning victories as they
Mwsjittj'. According to advices received
here 600 insurgents commanded by Chico
Montlngudo, have performed the brilli
ant feat of taking Placitas, which is
the most important town In Santa Clara
province. The Spanish authorities ad
mit the capture and charge the officer
in command with treason. The Cubans
didn't stay; after plundering the town
JULIAN GOES ON THE STAND.
Teatlflps to the Alleged Plot to Rob Fits
slmniona Ir. Lostlg'a Statement.
San Francisco, Dec. 15. Tom Shar
key, looking little the worse for his
drubbing, was in court yesterday when
the controversy for the possession of
the $10,000 purse was renewed. Fitz
simmons and Julian attempted to ex
pose the alleged conspiracy against
Fitzsimmons, but when Julian was
asked for positive personal knowledge
he could not give it. He was not a
party to the alleged plot Julian related
his efforts to have Lynch Join him in
selecting a referee, stating that Lynch
purposly placed thechoiceof areferee in
the hands of the National club, which
named Earp. Julian said Police Com
missioner Gunst and Riley Grannan
had come to him before the fight to tell
him "Earp had been fixed." He quoted
Riley Grannan as having overheard a
conversation between Earp and Joe
Harvey, a bookmaker. In the course of
which Harvey said: "Then its all right.
Is it?" to which Earp had replied: "You
can depend on me."
Dr. D. D. Lustig's testimony was not
much relished by Sharkey. He said
he was the medical examiner of the
National club, and had examined Shar
key before the fight After Sharkey had
been taken to his room Lustig, with
four other doctors, hearing Sharkey
had been hurt, offered their services,
but they were refused admittance to
Sharkey's dressing room. On the fol
lowing afternoon Dr. Lustig and five
other physicians examined Sharkey's
Injuries In the groin, and witness pro
nounced the injury superficial. He said
It was Insignificant not disabling or
producing much pain. The Injuries to
the groin might have been caused by
artificial means, such as the Injection
of acidulated water.
Dan Hickey. one of Fitzsimmons
seconds; W. W. Naughton, a sporting
reporter, and others present at the
fight all testified that they had seen no
foul blow struck by Fitzsimmons.
Regulating Street Car Fares.
Chicago, Dec. 15. The city council
last night adopted an ordinance to com
pel street car companies to accept 4
cents for a ride. It is likely that the
matter will be taken Into the courts.
Gives South Dakota to Bryaa.
Ptaren. S TV. TW IS Tn .-
i , - - . " uni,
damus case to compel the issuance of cer
tificate to Republican electors on a par
tial canvass the court holds the board has
the right to adjourn and secure complete
IB.ft.l- I Tl . .
rciuruat iius uijiui iav slate.
Great Dock era' Mrika Ended.
Hamburg, Dec.15. The great dockers
strike is practically ended and numbers
of the strikers are returning to work.
The railway announces that in future
there will be prompt delivery of freight.
Whv not profit by the experience
joi outers w no nave iouna a. perm
i neni cure lor catarra tn uooa a Bar
LABOR IX COUNCIL'
National Federation It Holding Its
TEHEE HEX FROM ACROSS THE SEA
Given Seata with All tha Rights aad Priv
ilegea of Delegates Folate from the
Welcoming Address aad the Response
Subjects Discussed la Goanpers Aanaat
Beport Contests of Delegates Goanpers
to Speak from a Pulpit.
Cincinnati, Dec 15. The sixteenth
annual convention of the American
Federation of Labor was called to or
der here at 10 a. m. yesterday by Pres
ident Samuel Gompers. About 150 del
egates were present and many visitors.
In the welcoming address 'more effect
ive action for the eight-hour law and
other reforms was recommended. Spe
cial greetings were extended Delegates
Samuel Woods and John Mallinson, of
England, and Louis Vlgouroux, of
France, who were seated with Secre
tary McGralth and Asistant Secretary
Martin Walters on the stage. Presi
dent Gompers. in responding to the ad
dress of welcome, referred to 'attacks
on the organization because It was
merely a federation and not a compact
Wool Cultivate Public Opinion.
Re claimed that the fullest scope
was given to individual opinions and
rights in the American Federation of
Labor, and thus the affiliations of dif
ferent labor organizations was possible
In one general federation. He appealed
for continued efforts for the cultivation
of public opinion, as well as for favor
vorabe legislation, and for the most
earnest co-operation of all labor organ
izations. After the appointment of tha
committees on credentials and officers
of the convention a recess was taken
till 2:30 p. m., awaiting the report on
Non-t'nion Xewapapers Ruled Ont.
Owing to the contests heard 'In the
committee on credentials the conven
tion did not resume business until 4
p. m. instead of 2:30 p. m. The earlier
part of the afternoon was devoted to
the informal consideration of a reso
lution to exclude from the convention
all representatives of non-union news
papers. When the convention was per
manently organized after the partial
report of the committee on credentials
was adopted the resolution boycotting
non-union newspapers and refusing
them representation In the convention
was adopted without reference. J. F.
O'Sullivan. of Boston, was the only one
asking to be recorded in the negative.
Foreign Delegates Given Seata.
The committee on credentials made a
partial report seating 118 delegates out
of 123. Most of the others had failed
to present their credentials to the com
mittee, but there were some bitter con
tests. Woods and Mallison, of Enfrkxnd,
and Vigourouz, of France, were seated
with all the privileges cf the American
delegates. The seat of William C.
Pomeroy, of Chicago, president of the
National Hotel Waiters association, was
contested by E. O. Woodbury, of Chi
cago, on the charge that Pomeroy owed
the Illinois State Federation of Labor
$388. Pomeroy claimed that he would
pay as soon as pending litigation Is
settled. Pomeroy in turn bnteted
Woodbury's seat Woodbury also con
tested the seat of A. E. Vorkeller. of
Chicago, delegate of the bricklayers.
STANDING COMMITTEES APPOINTED.
Points on Which Gompers Treated In His
The committee reported only on un
contested seats, and has not yet re
ported on the contests. The partial re
port on credentials was unanimously
adopted. James H. Payne, represent
ing the box makers, is attempting to
secure a charter, and Thomas J. Kidd.
of the Amalgamated Wood Workers, is
protesting. President Gompers ap
pointed the usual twelve standing com
mittees, the most important being con
stitution as follows: Rules and order of
business C. K. Lowe. J. W. Quail,
Samuel Yarnell. J. L. McFadden. James
Marr; resolutions James O'Connell,
John C. Dernell, Roliert Askew, David
F.lack, Frank Morrison; law P. J. Mc
Guire, James Duncan. M. M. Garland,
John McBride. John Lennon.
President Gompers then presented
his annual report, which was a full
statement of the condition of the fed
eration; labor legislation; eight-hour
movement; strikes, which he declared
were not Ineffective, as argued by
some: higher dues; trades unionism
and politics, the speaker holding that
trades unions should eschew party pol
itics, and generally all matters of in
terest to the order. The different rec
ommendations in the annual report of
President Gompers were referred to the
Rev. J. W. Magruder. pastor of Wes
ley chapel, was present, and invited
President Gompers to occupy his pulpit
next Sunday afternoon. President
Gompers accepted the invitation and j
announced tnat ne wouia sneak on A
Rough Sketch of a Rugged Struggle."
Secretary McGraith reported that
the receipts for the year showed an
Increase of 15 per cent over last year
while the balance on band is 25 per
The membership was Increased 68.292
during the year and heavy appropria
tions were met for strikes and other
purposes in the interest of the federa
tion. Treasurer Lennon reported re
ceipts 119.621. expenses J13.452, balance
on hand $4,169. The executive council
submitted an elaborate report on its
work during the year. In which it
referred to the detailed statement of
strikes and other efforts of whicu Secre
tary McCraith gave an elaborate his
tory in his annual report All the re
ports were referred to the appropri
ate committees. Adjourned till 10
o'clock today. All the delegate were
the guests of the Grand Opera iouse
last night ,
At their hotel Sunday night Presi
dent Gompers and John Phillips were
robbed of W each. Woods and Mallin
son, the English delegates, were robbed
of cash and jewelry, and several dele
gates of other articles.
INALIENABLE RIGHT IDENTIFIED.
It la "Tree Laad," la the Opiate of the)
Next Wash lag-to Governor.
Tacoma, Wash-. Dec IS. Governor
elect Rogers has Issued a copyrighted
pamphlet containing about 2.200 words
and entitled "Free Land." A copy baa
been sent to the members of the legis
lature which meets next month. He
takes the position that free land is an
"inalienable, imprescriptable, and Inde
structible" risht of man. and draws
lessons from the freedom and enjoy
ment of the Puyallup reservation In
dians, which he - thinks result from
their free, inalienable, and untaxable
homesteads. His position is supported
by quotations from Emerson, Ingersoll
In conclusion he proposes an amend
ment to the state legislature providing
that real estate and all usual Improve
ments, to a value of not'to exceed $i
500. occupied as a homestead by any
private family, the head of which la
a citizen of the United States and thla
state, shall be forever exempted from
all taxation of every kind. The ex
emption is limited to homesteads. The
pamphlet states that the amount ex
cepted by this scheme would not ex
ceed 10 per cent of the entire valuation.
He said such a plan enacted Into law
"will prevent that fatal clash of the
classes otherwise Inevitable.- The
pamphlet concludes: "County govern
ment should be abolished or reduced
to the merest skeleton of what it now
is. Townships and municipal govern
ments can attend to local affairs; let
the state be called In where necessary."
Obituary: At Dayton. O., Ex-County
Recorder James H. Hall. At St. Louis.
Martin Kaiser. At Nashville, Ills, Mrs.
Sallie H. Adams. 54.
A case of a man's failing in love with
and marrying his mother-in-law is re
ported from Troy township, six miles
south of Eagle. Wis. Elder BeatchteL
the divorced husband of Hattie Bab
cock Beatchtcl, by whom he has one
living child, and Mrs. Sarah Babcock
are the contracting parties.
The vote of California for presidential
electors' has been tabulated and shows
the following totals: Republicans. 140,
6SS; fusion. 144.766; Prohibition, 2.573.
A bog weighing 1.000 pounds was
slaughtered near Cambridge, MJ-.
William E. Seeley. president of the
First National bank of Bridgeport
Conn., has been offered the position of
United States treasurer under President
Auditor General-Elect DIx. of Lan
sing, Mich., has served notice of dis
missal to thirty of the present office
The port of London Is on the wane,
end Is losing prestige as the dis
tributing center of Europe, according
to the report of Sir Thomas Suther
land. Tho Filip & P.alchart Manufacturing
company, at S10 West Nineteenth
street, Chicago, has made an assign
ment. Assets, $30,000; liabilities about
$28,000. The company baa a planing
A bill will be presented to the Penn
sylvania legislature abolishing the scaf
fold In the execution of condenmed
criminals and substituting gas. It Is
propose to turn the gas Into an air
tight cell while the condenmed man is
A confession Is said to have been
made by C. W. Manley, of Jacksonville,
Ills., of an attempt to rob the Massa
chusetts Benefit association of $10,003
lrrsldent at the Dork Preaervea.
Georgetown. S. C, Dec. 13. President
Cleveland, accompanied by his physi
cian. Dr. O'Reilly: Captain Robley
Evans, of the battleship Indiana, and
Captain Lamberton, of the Fifth light
house district arrived at Georgetown
at :15 yesterday morning. They were
immediately transferred to the U.S. light
house boat Wisteria, and were con
veyed to the hunting grounds of Gen
eral E. P. Alexander. The shooting
was unsatisfactory, the weather being
entirely too mild to bring the ducks
within range. The docks are numerous
In the bay and Mr. Cleveland has every
hope for rare sport before he leaves.
His Was a Double Crime.
To1cdd, O., l-c. 15. It transpires that
the cause of young Wrisrhfs sfnaational
suicide in Calvary cemetery here Hnndny
wns that he feared the disgrace which
would result from his connection with
the Miss Osborne, over whose grave ho
shot himself. Ho was married, but loft
his wife about three months ago. Miss
Osborne was his mistress, it Is alleged.
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