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VOL. XL. VI I. NO. 31,
ROCK ISLAND, ILL., FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1898.
PRICE THREE CENTS.
FEDERATION SAYS 110
To the Propositions Involved In
the Accomplishment of
ASSEMBLY IS NEARLY Uff A2TIMOUS,
Hat One Delegate liaising Hli Voiee for
the WaMhlnjrton Policy Special Oppo
sition to m Standing Arm; But Throe
or Four Vote, Against the AnM-Kxpan-lon
Resolution Expansionist Declare
Against Alliance with John Ilall.
Kansas City, Mo.. Dec. 16 At Its
annual convention ytsterday the Amer
ican Federation of Labor declared, by
almost a unanimous vote, aeainst a
standing army in the United States,
whit h is in reality recognized as a pro
test against expansion; or the spirit of
imperialism as it was termed by the dele
gates. This action was taken after five
hours of debate on every phase of the
question. At times many of the speak
ers became eloquent In their utterances
and received unstinted applause from
the delegates. The issue came to the
hands of the convention through a reso
lution which grew out of suggestions in
President Oompera' annual report.
The debate opened when the commit
tee of which Henry Lloyd, of Boston, is
chairman, offered this resolution:
"Whereas. As a result of the recent
war with Sjain a new and far-reach-ing
policy known as imperialism or ex
pansion is about to thrust upon us a
large and standing army, an autocratic
navy, this convention offers Its protest
and calls upon its officers to use all pow
er to defeat it."
One Speaker for the Policy.
Samuel 15. Donnelly, of New York,
president of the International Typo
graphical Union, was the first speaker
and practically the only delegate who in
any way defended the cause of expan
sion. "Expansionists have always won."
said he in the course of his remarks,
"because it is In the interest i f a highei
civilization. Don't believe that the 63,
000.000 people who do rot belong to
trades unions in this country are gclng
to bow down to a systtm of imperialism
or pay homage to a crown. I know 1
am in the minority here, but If we a lop:
this policy against expansion I want to
go farther and declare against this
peace alliance with Great Britain." Don
nelly was frequently interrupted by ap
plause, but the delegates were not in
sympathy with his argument.
Many .Speak iu Opposition.
Delegate Lloyd, of Boston, was
against expansion and said he woultl
have the Federation of Labiir serv?
notice upon every politician in the coun
try that any man voting for expansion
would place himself in deadly enmity to
organized labor, and that organized la
bor would work for his defeat at th
pol!s. S. J. Kent, labor commissioner, of Ne
braska, spoke along the same lines as
did Lloyd, arraying himself d r ctly
against expansion. Oor.ipers made i;
remark that embodied t'.ie same I leas
against expansion that he set frith in
his annua! address. ThtT? wrr.? sp-t-che
figair.st expansion by a large uav.lier of
Wants S!iip Ituilt 1V I ul.in I.ulxir.
Stewart Ke.d. of the Machinists of
Chicago, ilec'nrrd that his union was
op; usd to VA inert-ape of the army or
of the navy. He sid the m-ich'nist
wr.nrrd the t'n t"l Stat. 3 to hivj Unit
ed Statos w.uships bjit by un'on labor,
but tiny did nt wnnt an increased
navy. When a vcte was finally taken
the resolution was adopted with but
three or f .ur dissenting votes.
lllli.' iH Alleu I.-tw Coudemried.
A t-?o!iiti-.ii condemning the Aller.
law of Illinois nnd complimenting the
pirple of Chicago on their fight against
the street railway companies was
adopted. Before adjournment President
lompers read a telegram from Atlanta.
Oa.. stating that the trade unionists
there had refused to take part in a
peace Jubilee from which colored trade
unionists had ben excluded and con
cluding with these words: "The color
line is not drawn in labor unions in the
EACH HOUSE PASSES A BILL.
Representatives Break the Record on the
Washington. Dec. 16. The urgent de
ficiency appropriation bill making pro
vision for the army and navy for the
next six months displaced the Nica
ragua canal bill in the senate yester
day. The deflcency bill was passed aft
er a spirited discussion turning prin
cipally on the point of keeping the vol
unteer soldiers in the service. There
was a debate on the canal, however.
Adjourned to Monday.
The house surpassed all previous rec
ords in the expedition with which it
passed the pension appropriation bill.
The bill, carrying $4,000,000 more than
the act for the current year, was passed
5n twenty minutes without a word of
criticisnj. .The house then considered
Made from pure
cream of tartar.
Safeguards the food
Alum fiaklng powders arc the greata
mmaccrs to health of tb present day.
tn! cm to incorporate "the Internation
al bank, and it was agreed to vote upon
its passag' at 3 p. in. today.
The ways and means committee yes
terday agreed to a holiday recess reso
lution, the recess to last from Dec. 21 to
ADMIRAL DEWEY'S VIEWS.
OUTWITTZD A s-cGU-VDfcEL.
Be Steals $42,000 and Offers to refund oa
Kansas City. Dec. lo. Otto Heintz.
lately employtd as janitor in the Equit
able building at i-'t. Louis, was ar
rested here yerterdey charged with the
larceny of J12.C0O of negotiable bonds
from a vault in the office of L. C. Nel
son, a tenant of the Equitable building.
When Janitor Heintz disappeared sev
eral weeks ago he left a letter to his
wife stating that he was tired of life's
struggle and it was supposed that he
had committed ruicide.
The thief wrote an anncyinous letter
to W. F Carter statiug that the writer
held over $40,003 of regotiabie paper for
the recovery of which Nelson pay a big
price. The writer offered to deliver the
bonds for $18,000. of which sum he prom
ises Carter Jo.ltO if he would carry
through the negotiations. Carter at
orce informed Nelson through a per
sonal notice. Carter made an appoint
ment to meet the thief in Kansas City.
He took detectives with him and they
met Heintz, the supposed suicide. On
the culprit's person were $11,000 of the
stolen bonds. Heintz boasts that he
cannot be made to give up the balance
of the bonds and that they cannot be
National Guard Convention.
Chicago. Dec. 16. At the scssicn cf
the National Guard convention yester
day a resolution was unanimously
adopted declaring that ir the opin'on
of the convention the national gov
ernment should maka an annual appro-
I riation of $5,000,000 for the maintenance
of the National Guard of th? several
states. The following officers were
chosen for the ensuing year: General
J. N. Iteece. of Illino.s, president; Col.
C. E. Bleyer, of Illirois, secretary and
treasurer. The next rr.ejt'ng of the as
sociation will be held at Indianapolis
on Nov. 20. 189'J.
Composition of the Tin Trust.
Cleveland. O.. Dec. 16. The Ircn
Trade Review yesterday printed a com
plete list of all the tin plate mills in the
country which have joined the rtcer tly
formed tin plate trust, and adds: "This
makes a total of thirty-nine plants,
owned by thirty-eight separate con
cerns, and contains 268 mills. Several of
the plants have not been in operation
for some time, and others have only
been run spasmodically."
Most of the Assets Worth leu.
Springfield, Ills., Dec. 16. Wltten Mc
Donald, manager of the Old Fruit farm
in Howell county. an1 formerly a bank
er in Kansas City, has filed a petition
of bankruptcy. The petition alleges
that most cf his assets are worfil ts
and places McDonald's liabilities p.l
$168,158. His creditors are scatte:cd in
all parts of the east.
Ceorge Ouuld Want (be 4! ton.
New York. Dec. 16. The Press says:
George J. Gou'd has made a bid to buy
the Chicago and Alton railroad. The
bid is made in competition with the
Vanderbilts. who had offered ,to buy
the property, which has been In the
market fur sixty days.
Our l orrljn Trnrin Grows.
Washington. Dec. 16. In a repcrt to
the state department Coir mere laf Agent
Stern, at Hamburg, predicts that the
United States will soon furfr.fi E-jr-land
in the value of exports of machin
ery to Germany.
ltOAtn Ont or the lee Pari:.
Detroit, Dec. 16. Tests r.:ay fcrt.-.eEr.t
time sum? encour ig m?r.t was h;.ll out
to the owr.ers of the vc?s!a Imprison? !
in the lake ice fU"ds. All tl.e si ;ar.i?ri
north of Detroit, bound both ways, went
Sibyl Sanderson a Klelt Woman.
London. Dec. 16. Acc-cruing to the
Taris correationdi-nt o" Tho Daily News
the late Antonio Terry, husband" cf tho
former opera singer Sibyl Sanderson.
left his entire fortune to his widow.
Drey fax ou His Way to France.
London. Dec. 1C The Paris corre
spondent of The Daily News. Mrs.
Emily Crawford, says it is believed
there that Dreyfus Is now cn his wav
The Weather We May Expect.
Washington. D v. IH "nliorinr are the
weatber ln'tu-a.' ion. f..r twuty-fnnr hours
from 8 p. in. yttr.ia;-: For Indiana aud
I'iinois -Generally lair wmt'ier: f-oat'ierly
winds. For Mioh gau Fair wcathsr: 1 git t
fr xhsout erly in !s. For Wise-nam F.-ii?,
warm-r w-ather. lirht 10 frt-rth souther
winds. For Iowa Fa r wotaer; Variable
Lea cue or WlHcnnxin Towns.
Madison. Wis.. Dec. 16. The League
of Wisconsin Municipalities was organ
ized at the capitol hire Wednesday by
the mayors of a number of tlie leading
cities of the state. The following of
ficers were elected: President. C. K.
Whela-. Madiron: secretary. Professor
S. S. Spaulding. Madiscn.
Indiana Men Arritc at Havana.
Havana. Dec. 16. The United States
transport Mobile arrived here yester
day with Brigadier General Wl.liston
and staff, the One Hundred ar.d Sixty
first Indiara regiment, and the Third
battalion of the Second Illinois.
1 President In a Colored School.
Tuskegee, Ala.. Dec. .16. The pres
idential party arrived at 8 this ruoru-
lng. entered carriages ana were driven
to Booker T. Washington's school,
j where President McKinley was wel
comed by Washington and Gov. John
son. The president pmised Tuskegee
institute, its work and its founder in
warmest terms as doing a great work
for the colored race. He closed by
urging on the students to cultivate
integrity and industry as the quali
ties which would best serve them in
their life work.
So much depends upon the purity
of the blood that by taking Hood's
Sarsaparilla many different diseases
Theories as to the Insurgents Not Afraid
of the World.
I Manila. Dec. 16. Admiral Dewey
; lielievc-a the insurgents to le friendly,
especially since our warships visited
the different ports in the islands and
1 some of our soldiers made tours in
land, preaching the gospel of peace.
Some of the leaders are putting up a
great show of resistance, merely for
the purpose of getting the best terms
possible in the final settlement. Thev
r 1.. ... i.i 1 1 1 . -
aumu iney woum imj un?uie 10 sianu
without American protection. The
admiral thinks if the United States
would expend a small amount of
money in settling the back pay of
Aguinaldo'' s soldiers it would greatly
simplify things and he considers they
are worthy of this recognition. The
admiral is pleased at the movement
among the American volunteers to set
tle with her after discharge. He believes
there is a practically unlimited Held
here for planters, farmers and miners.
Regarding the possibility of interna
tional complications, he thinks Ger
inanv has abandoned her designs in
the Philippines, but admits that for
merly me uerman ettituue caused
him indescribable anxiety, and said
in conclusion: '-Prior to'the arrival
of the monitors I felt uneasv. but now
I am ready to hold this position
against the whole earth."
START HOME TOMORROW.
A meriean Peace Commissioners to Sail on
the St. Louis A Philippine Claim.
Paris, Dec. 16. The American
peace commissioners leave here to
night and sail for home from Havre
tomorrow on the steamer St. Louis.
It is learned that Agoncillo, repre
senting Aguinaldo. "the Philippine
leader, has tiled a strong protest with
the commission, which becomes a
part of the records. He terms Agui
naldo a "very noble and gallant gen
eral, president of the Philippine re
public," and reviews the case at
length, and saj-s that Cant. Wood,
commander of the Petrel, and the
American consuls at Singapore, Hong
A.ong anu i,avite before the declara
tion of war, emploring the armed co
operation of Aguinaldo and other
Philippine chiefs, "offered to recog
nize the independence of the Philip
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