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VOL. XL, VII. NO. 44.
EOCK ISLAND, ILL.., THURSDAY, DECEMBER Ss 189S.
PRICE THREE CENTS.
TASK IS F
Terms of Peace Agreement Are
Fully Settled at
NO HOLD ON THE CAROLINES.
Spain Kefui.es Coaling; Station mad All
Other t oncessioiis Declined at the Oat-
net of the Negotiations Final Doromnt
to Be Signed In a Day or Two. Jadga
Paris, Dec. 8. The treaty is tin
ihel. The .Spaniards today refused
to cede to the United States a coaling
station in the Carolines.
The Spaniards declined to jrrant
most of the requests of the Americans
which remained unsettled, at the be-
n iii n of the session. Judge Dav
said: "W have settled all the points
on which we can agree. It only re
mains to engross and sign the treat r.
That wiil Ikj done in two or three
Spain Cabinet Meet..
Madrid. Dec. . The cabinet at its
meeting today discussed the letters
and telegrams received from the Span
ish xace commission. The memlrs
suhserjiiently declined to give any tie
tails rewarding matters discussed or
decisions arrived at.
MEDICAL TREATMENT IN WAR
Surgeon (jeuerul Sternberg Iiefore the
Washington. Dec. X. The conduct
of the medical service of the army
was taken up by the war investigat
ing commission. Surgeon (ieneral
Stern berg was rigidly questioned
about his administration. The medi
cal department he ttaid was equipped
for an army of 2.1,000 when the
war broke out, and from year to
year the estimates he .submitted had
ircn materially reduced by congress
in the policy of economy. As soon as
there was a prospect of war he began
preparations, though not making any
expense, lie had models of chests
made and equipment developed, but
when he suggested to Secretary Alger
the propriety of making purchases for
his service, the policy was wait. The
dc-iartment now, he said, has ample
evidence that the typhoid cases dur
ing the war were largely mistaken for
malarial fever, until the cases reached
the division hospitals, and that the
malaria had also been diagnosed as
KILLED BY BANK CASHIER.
Solomon Wlnr, an Ohio Merchant. Meet
Ueatb In a I'ecullar Manner.
Ottawa. Ohio. Dec. . Solomon
Wise, a prominent merchant, was
found dead in his store with a bullet
hole through his breast. A. W. Wel
ler, cashier of the A. Bruon & Co.
bank, was arrested on suspicion, ami
made it confession, saying he shot
Wife accidentally while showing him
how he could shoot a man without tak
ing his revolver from his pocket.
Washington. Dec. H. The president
nominated Assistant Naval Construc
tor Hobson. the hero of the Merrimac.
to Ik; naval constructor.
A Clever Trick.
It certainly looks like it, but there
is really no trick about it. Anyliody
ran try it who has lame back and
weak "kidneys, malaria or nervous
troubles. We mean he tan cure him
self right away by taking Electric
Hitters. This medicine tones up the
whole svstem. acts as a stimulant to
the liver and kidneys, is a blood puri
fier and nerve tonic. It cures consti
pation, headache, fainting spells,
sleeplessness and melancholy. It is
purely vegetable, a mild laxative, and
restores the system to its natural
vigor. Trv Electric Hitters and Ik?
coTivinced that they are a miracle
worker. Every little guaranteed.
Only .10 cents a" little at Hartz & Ul
lemeyer's drug store.
Iu one of Carlyle's private letters
sr.ld in London recently he says: 'Oli
ver Cromwell had no eqnint. stare or
deficiency cf any kind in the eyes ct
him. One eye. probably the left bnt I
am not sure was considerably LiRger
than the other."
A snake does 'not climb a tree or
brush by coiling around it, bnt by hold
ing on with its ecales. A Aake on a
pane of glase is almost helpless.
Made from pure
cream of tartar
Safeguards the food
against alum .
AJxim baking? powders arc die greatest
rnnacrj to Liallh oi the present day.
suwhjss CO.. w i
TKEEE WEST SOWN TO DEATH.
Hurled fader Thousands of Tons o Illum
Wf st Superior. Wis., Dec. 8. The dock
of the I-high Coal and Coke company,
of this city, is burning, and while fight
ing the fire a crw of men were caught
by a bad cave-in. Two miraculously
escaped and four were buried under
thousin?s of tons of burning coal. One,
John Melinowcky, has been rescued
alive, but i in a precarious condition.
The others have probably perished. The
accident occurred shortly after noon.
Th fire had burned underneath the
dock and weakened the pile foundation
e.nd flooring. Foreman Love and six
men were on top of a pile forty feet
high directing water on the blaze, when
the dock ga e way and several thou
sand tons of coal went into the bay
brn?ath. carrying four men with it.
Foreman Love and another man es
caped by har.girg to the fire hose. The
others were seen to go down and for
some time they could be heard calling
rrom below. Their identity cannot be
learned, as they were new men. and
Foreman Love did not know who was
working with him. The fire will cost
$DO.(KiO on the coal alone.
CORRECTIONS DID NOT COUNT.
IVhleh Is Why Michigan Is Minos Her
Lansing, Mich.. Dec. 8. The Michigan
oleomargarine anti-coloring law has
been rendered null and void by a. de
ctslon of the supreme court declaring
the law unconstitutional. The law was
passed in Frank J. Dittenthaler,
of Jackson, was convicted under its
provisions, and an appeal taken to the
supreme court, the defendant's conten
tlon leing that the law was improperly
The record showed that the bill was
ntrcdu-ed in the senate and passed by
that body without an enacting clause.
In th houe th? defect was discovered
end the t-li-ik made the necessary cor
rection. The senate concurred In the
amendment and the bill was signed by
the governor, it was contended that
the law was all right if the defect was
corrected before the governor signed
the measure, but the court does not
concur in this view.
BOOK AGENTS ARE TO HELP.
Finns for Uoycntt lug Publishers Who Km-
ploy Nnn-l'niou Labor.
Chicago. Dec. 8. The International
TyiKgraph!cal Union has adopted a pe
culiar plan In order to make more ef
fective the boycotts tTedared ngairst
bonk publishers who tni;loy non-union
lalior. Klve thousand dollars has been
appropriated by the executive board, on
the recommendation of the oillccrs of
the Chicago Typographical Union, to be
used in organizing unions of book
agents to afllliate with the American
President Sidener. of the hook agents
union, has issued an order that no unloi
book agent should handle books printei
by loycotted publishers. The American
Agents' association nas 10.000 members,
all expert in the business.
Illinois Militia Captain Disciplined,
('ana, Ills.. Dec. 8. Captain M. P.
O'Brien, of company K, Fifth regi
ment. Springfield, who has l een or. uty
here for some weeks, ws yastertl?.y
removed by order of Colonel J. S. Cul
ver, who has been here looking into
reports sent to Adjutant Oeneral R-:e-e
regarding alleged unmilitary acts cf
men In his command.
Result of the tiillctt ICaocality.
St. Joseph. Mo.. Ut-c. 8. A run was
made on the Central Savirgs bunk, of
St. Joseph. Tuesday. Deprs:U I S drew
out S.'.O.ei'O in two hours. The run was
the result of the failure of Orant Cl'.lett.
the Kansas cattie p'unger. The bank
held about SlO.euO of Uillett paper. It
has demanded written notice of with
drawals. "Kid" McCoy and Sharkey .Matched.
New York. Dee. S. The Press says:
Tom Sharkey and "Kid" McCoy have
been mat he.l to tiiht twenty rounds
before the Lenox Athiet c club in this
city for a purse of $ JO 000. The batt'.e
will be foucht ar;- next month and the
winner will go aftir Fob Kitzslmmons.
'atrt I'.uat in Our Nary.
Pan Frar.-Isco. D. .-. S. The offic ial
tin.e of the torpe !n destroyer Farrasut
has teen computed. s;r.l her record is
COS knot? an h-ur. The Farragut is
the fastest vessel living the American
Kucuador Is havir g its semf-occarioca!
Insurrectionary cntc rta inrrent.
Thf r.aval court cf inquiry finds that
the al and r.ment of the Maria Teresa
A fire at Ludinglon. Mich., destroyed
300.000 feet of lurclier owned by T. R.
Lyon, of Chicago.
While trying to chloroform Dr. W. It.
Irons at Philadelphia, a burglar inhaled
so much of it that he himself was over
come. Brigadier Oeneral Ouy V. Henry and
Brigadier General Leonard Wood have
been nominated major generals in the
The amount realized from the sale of
the cartured vessels and cargoes con
demned as prizes during the Spanish
war is JT01.0-4.
The reported destructive fire at
Weyauwecu.. Wis., turns out to have
been the burning of an old three-story
wooden hotel, with small loss.
The mystery surrounding the gift of
Ijro.OOO to the University of New York
has been cleared up by the discovery
that Helen Could 'mm Jh.e donor.
To Car a Cold la Oaa Day.
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets.
All druggists refund the money if it
fails to cure. 25c. The genuine has
L. B. Q. on each tablet.
j When you ask for De Witt's Witch
Hazel Salve don't accept a counter
feit or imitation. There are more
cases of piles being cured by tkis
than all others combined. T. H
Thomas. A. J. Biess and M. F. Bahn-
' sen, druggists.
JOHN BOLL WORRIED
Over a Couple of Questions That
Are Developing at the
OUE IS THE NICARAGUA CANAL,
Tbe Other What Our Trad Policy Will
IS. Regarding Oar Conquered Territory,
Especially as to tbe Marine Porter for
the Open Door New Gibraltar To lie
liailt in Jamaica Admiral Bares ford to
Pay Vm a Visit.
London. Dec . E. The Washington
correspondent of The Dally Chronicle
says: "I have ascertained from the
highest source that President McKin
ley has no thought of isnoring or vio
lating British rights under the Clayton
Ilulwer treaty. On the contrary, when
the proper time arrives England will be
invited to co-operate regarding theNic
araguan canal." The Washington cor
respondent of The Times makes a sim
ilar statement. The Daily Chronicle says
editorially: "The assurance given by
our Washington correspondent cannot
but cause great satisfaction here. Yet
there probably will be some division of
opinion in England on the question of
making the canal with public money.
There is no reason why the work should
not be done by private enterprise under
a govermental guarantee by both na
tions. Our interest in the matter is only
that the canal should be free, neutral
and open to all the world on eu.ua!
Criticism of Secretary Cage.
The Times this morning, protesting
editorially against Secretary Gage's
"exclusive marine policy." and express
ing a hope that congress will not in
dorse it. Rays: "We regard with heart
iest feelings of sympathy and with but
a tinge of Jealousy the development of
the imperial spirit in the United States,
but It must not be supposed that we
are prepared to approve the adoption of
an exclusive policy in regions in whose
destinies we might have claimed a
The Daily News, which takes it for
granted that Secretary Gage's "protec
tionist marine policy" wiil be adopted
and applied also to Cuba and the Philip
pines, says: "His arguments are fallac- 1
ious. since the era of Ilritish suprerr.acy
In the world's carry trade commenced
with the abolition of the navigation
laws of 1849. We have no right to com
plain, no ground for alarm: hut the
idea that the removal of Spanish rule
from Cuba and the Philippines is to
open fresh and unrestricted channels
to British commerce will not survive a
perusal of Mr. Gage's report. Political
ly, as Lord Salisbury says, we may
gain by America's influence In China
seas. Commercially, we shall be much
where we were and must take care of
ourselves as we did before."
K fleet of tbe Message sn Spain.
London, Dec. 8. The Madrid corre
spondent of The Standard, who con
trasts the indifference of the majority
of Spaniards to the president's message
with the anxiety regarding his declara
tions foreshadowing war, says: "Only
in political and official circles is any in
terest in the message displayed and
there It takes the form of bitterness
and indignation at Mr. McKinley's allu
sion to the destruction of the Maine.
The press does not. hide its satisfaction
at the indications in the message and
elsewhere that American colonizing Is
fraught with difficulties and expendi
ture." Porter to Propose the Open Door.
Kingston, Jamaica. Dec. 8. United
States Customs Commissioner Robert
P. Porter arrived here from Cuba
Tuesday and sailed for home yester
day. He said his investigations indi
cate the desirability of reciprocity be
tween Cuba and the United States in
spite of Louisiana sugar and the Florida
tobacco trade. The commissioner has
framed a Cuban tariff which will be
promulgated on his arrival home. It
opens the Cuban market to all nations
on equal terms. Commissioner Porter
considers the Cubans perfectly fit for
JfEW GIBRALTAR IX JAMAICA.
Great Britain Preparing for the "Building
of the Isthmus Canal.
Kingston, Jamaica, Dec. 8. As part of
the scheme of converting Kingston har
bor into a great naval depot and ex
tensive docks yard. In view of the con
struction of the Nicaragua canal in the
near future, the admiralty authorities
have Just completed regotiations for the
purchase of Greek Pond, at the western
extremity of the city, where the pro
posed dock yard will be constructed. It
is said that the work will be commenced
Immediately. The dock yard. It is said.
Is to be the largest and best equipped
n the British dominions. A naval au
thority who has been interviewed on
the subject says the Intention is to
make Jamaica another "Gibraltar to
command the canal ard be a rallying
point for the naval and military forces
of the Anglo-American alliance, when,
by dominating both oceans, it holds th j
political and commercial balances of
power In the hollow of Its hand."
lender. Dec. 8. The Berlin correspon
ded of The Times, who denies that
Germany is negotiating for the acquisi
tion of the Carolines, says: "A certain
sentimental desire exists in the public
mind on the subject, but the govern
ment has not yet ascertained the views
of the I'rited States regarding It and
ill Co nothirg until it knows the final
form of the peace treaty between the
United States and Spain."
Shanghai. Dec. 8. Rear Admiral
Lord Charles Beresford. m?mber of par
liament In tlie Conservative interest for
York city, who has been in China
for some time on behalf of the British
Associated Chambers of Commerce, will
start or. his home voyage ear.y next
month, going by way of Japan and the
United States. He has received many
invitations from Americans to make-the
rttura t--.'j bv that route. -
THE WOODS ARE
They are after your
& more Clothing than
Boys' Reefers, age 4 to 15 years,
worth $ 4, for
Child's Reefers, age 4 to 8 years,
worth; f 3.50,
Choice of any Child's Cape Over
coats, worth up to $5.00, for
Light Colored Box Overcoats,
worth $18.50, for
Men's Duck Coats, worth $1.35,
Men's Fancy Stripe Wool Sweaters,
worth $2.00, for
f""s: wo?h $.'2'
f WE UNDERSELL
& THEM ALL.
The iinest line of Novel
ties and Staples in the
Furniture Line that is
possible to procure, are
here, at Davenport's Big
Store. Designs that are
beauties prices that are
Make your selections
now. We hold them for
Christmas delivery if re
quested. Fancy Rockers, Odd
Pieces and Parlor Ooods
in hundreds ofttifferent
styles, the best;designs,
Dressing Tables, Music
Cabinets, Parlor ""Tables,
Ladies' Desks, Chiffo
niers, Book Cases, etc.
A beautiful assortment
direct from .Vantine's,
New York. Nothing bet
ter for Holiday Gifts
Davenport Furniture and
34. 326. 323 Brady St.. DaveDport.
he Bamboozled With Rank
FULL OF THEM. Be
money. ISO FAKE SALES AT THE LONDON.
any TWO clothing houses
Men's Ulsters, -worth fS.00,
Men?s Casimere Lined Uls
ters, worth $15.00. for
Jersey Knit Shirts, worth
75c All-Wool Knee Pants,
Men's Plush Caps, worth
Men's and Hoy's Winter
Caps, worth 25c, for
$7.5 O You Know Us.
u Us M-jsri v
1 HI-HI BITTERS, I
careful. Watch these "Honest John Clothiers." ?
In Rock Island.
Child's Vestee Suits, wcrth
if3 50, for
Men's Suspenders, worth
Boys' Black Cheviot Suits,
apje 14 to 19, worth $5, for
Men's Fine Kersey Over
coats, worth $13.50, for
Boys' Underwear, worth 35c
Men's Fleece Lined Under
wear, worth 40c, for
Men's Suits, worth $7.50,
lJiP THE SPOT.
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laaaaarr-saar-'ssr r .-issasassssssssS
For Sale Everywhere.
We show and sell
Child's Knee Pants, worth 40c. J
Flannelette Night Shirts, worth 60e
Men's Blue Denim Overalls, worth
50c, for 4&
Men's Beaver Overcoats, worth
Men's Finest . Kersey Overcoats,
worth $15.00, for
Men's and Boy's Jean Pants
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