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VOL. XL VII. NO. 5(1.
ROCK ISIjAXD, ILiLt., THURSDAY, DECEMBER H2, 1S9S.
PRICE THREE CENTS.
WAR BOARD AT WORK
Its Seivic Develops a Couple o
Heroes Who Took Hang
EIGHT UNDEB THE SPANISH HOSE
'n!?n Varl Perform III. Taty of "Spe
cial Corretpoadeat for the War Board
In Spain" (iocs to Cadiz and Later to
I'orto Klco Ensign Hack's Services
Cen. Miles Tells the Investigators What
lie Knows About the War.
Washington. Doc. 22. The official re
ports of ail the commanding; officers of
the navy during: the war have been
compiled and published by the i.avy
department. While treating of events
that have already figured in official re
ports that have reached the public the
documents etill contain many minor re
ports that throw side-lights on Interest
ing phases of the war. Almost in theb;;
ginning, in the brief record of the pro
ceedings of the naval war board, a
heretofore unknown here is brought to
liqht In the person of Knsign H. H.
Ward, who at the beginning of the war
was on duty in the navigation bureau,
alternating with Lieutenant Whittlesey
ln the heavy duties of assistant to the
chief of the bureau. He volunteered for
eecret BTVire duty, and his exploits
about which nothing has been said In
the past may well be placed on record
beside those of Lieutenant Rowan In
Cuba and Lieutenant Whitney in I'orto
Went into the Enemy's Coautry.
Within a week after the declaration
of war Knsign Ward disguised himself
and went straight Into the heart of the
enemy's country, making his headquar
ters at Cadiz, the principal Spanish na
val station, and Informing the navy de
partment here of the actual Ftrength of
the Spanish naval vessels and their
movements. Then he went to the West
Indies and reported everything that was
going i,n there of importance to the
Americnnnavy. Next, he went a gain Into
the enemy's country in disguise, thi.s
time to I'orto I;lro. where he was ar
re?te.l as a suspicious character and a
fpy. y,y adroitness he managed to se
cure his release, and escaping from San
Juan cabled the navy department a fuli
recount of the- state of the deft-npes
there and the preparations making fcr
The reception of the Spanish squadron
Ffx.leri the Navy lcpartiiirnt
All this time even the officials of the
navy department were under the l;n
1 rcsfclon that Ward was engaged In ln
t tailing a rystem f coast signals or.
the New England coast. Whiie Ward
was in i'orto Kiro Knsign llm k. anoth
er attache of the navigation bureau.
vbs or. the shores of the Mediterranean
la disguise watching every movement
of the squadron of Admiral Camera
which started for the Philippines but
turned back. Of the strategy board It-f-clt
It is .ald that It was part of its
duty to keep informed of all the move
ments, resources and plans of the Span
ish naval forces through secret agents,
and it is now known that the navy was
thus Informed of all Important move
GENERAL MILES ON THE STAND.
Does Not Cave Sensational Testimony Uls
Own War 1'lans.
Washington, Pec. 22. General Nelson
A Miles, commanding the United States
army, and General Wesley Merritt,
commander of the American forces at
the capture of Manila, were the prin
cipal figures before the war investiga
tion commission yesterday. General
Miles responded to the summons of
the committee on'.y after several days'
consideration. He was accompanied by
hls own stenographer. His examination
was comparatively brief and not sensa
tional. He spoke with some bitterness
as to the '"embalmed beef." and the
canned beef furnished the army in the'
field. This he characterized as an ex
periment for which "some one In Wash
ington" was responsible. He said that
the landing facilities of the Santiago
expedition were inadequate and that
the men were short cf rations and
medicines and might have been better
protected from exposure to fevew con
tagion. Gen. Milea stated that the first plans
for sending troops to Cuba were not
his. as he was opposed to sending troops
there until Cervera's fleet was located.
The question at the outset was a naval
problem, and the dispatch of troops, in
his Judgment, then hinged on which
fleet should destroy the other. If the
Spanish had destroyed the Unit
ed States fieet the United States
would have been blocked for a number
of years. "If we had had a force in
Cuba then we would have lost It. as it
would have been impossible to get it
back here." He was opposed, also, to
sendlnff a Icre- fcrce.i n'ac-J
Made from pare
cream of tartar
Safeguards the food
Alum baking powders are th greatest
menaces to health of the presect day.
vara or Malcuzz.?. I c--"-iu.-.- cf the lar
H-icenicsc of ye'.'.v:: fever d?al
Me saia tr.e ueilrui l.on of Orvera s
fleet settled thac r,r,l.!e;i.. H? suid he
against the span s:i i r -os by hrrass -
in, i;ur.r,s ti.Kiy seio.-i. aid
ing the Cubans and not er.dar.ge.-ins
the lives cf his own for c Regarding
camp sites he had recjimr. -nded mobil
izing the regjUrs at Cnickamauga end
a portion of the volunteers after som;
of the regulars left, bu: he nver
anticipated 75.CM) men would be sent
there. Regarding the beef question in
I'orto Rico he said good fresh beef
could be bought In Porto Rico for
cents a pound and Intimated that the
price was much ltss than that of Amer
ican refig'.-rated beef in Potto Rico. He
said he did not know, but what the
chemicals used In treating the beef
were responsible for the great sickness
in the American army. Reports which
he had received concerning it were to
the effect that this beef had an odor
like an embalmed dead body. He had
requested that no more of it be sent
but the commissary general seemed to
insist that it should be used.
rieneral Merritt told the commission
that he regarded the Philippine ex
pedition as a decided success and would
conduct it on the same lines if he had It
to do over. He spoke in high terms of
the tiTKT'S m:der him and said his army
was well supplied with medicines and
CI BANS fiKOW HAI'i'IEU 1 AILT.
Weyler Hanged In Effigy and No Haziness
Oolnt Spaniards Threatened.
Havana, Dec. 22. Efnt;ie3 of General
Weyler were hanging yesterday after
noon in Cerro. the suburb, surrtur.dtd
by Jeering crowds, while small proces
sions marched and countermarched
alor? the streets, shouting constantly.
Business is virtually suspended in con
sequence of the rejoicing over the evac
uation. In some instances bands of
Cubans have visited Spanish shopkeepr
ers and compelled them to f:hc ut "Viva
Cuba Libre" and to wave Culan flags.
Printer! papers Insulting to the Span-
lards end threatening to kill them after
Jan. 1 continue to be circulated in va
rious parts of the island. The alcalde
of Santiago de las Vegas has seized
arge quantities of such clandestine
prints and t urner! them The Cuban
patiiotir- committees are planning for a
five days' feasi. after Jan 1. during
which all business Is to be suspended.
It now appears that the raising ef the
stars and stripes over Fort Atares
Tuesday by Major Russell R. Harrison
was a surprise to both the United
States and the Spanish military com
missioners. The American commission
ers had agreed that no American flags
should be raised until Jan. 1. Major
Harrison did rot know this and when
told to occupy the fort with a detach
ment of the First North Carolina reg
iment ho promptly raised the flag. This
morning Major Harrison breakfasted
with the Spanish colonel who Is in
command, of .that portion of the city.
He gave orders late last evening that
the effigy of General Weyler should bo
A Spanish paper manufacturer com
plained to General Lee last evening that
the Cuban General Julio Sanguily had
called upon him and ordered him to
display Cuban and American flags from
his factory on penalty of death for re
fusal. General Lee immediately had
guards stationed at the factory.
A LONG TIME FUGITIVE.
John L. Itates Arrested In Chicago and
Taken Kark to Io Time.
Chicago, Dec. 22. John L. Hates
who l'J years ago escaped from Ana
inosa. Iowa, penitentiary, was ar
rested here today. He will be
taken back to serve out his
three vears in Chester, 111., peniten-
Ltiarv and two in Joliet. He is said to
le heir to $30,000 left by his father in
1892,but fear of arrest prevented him
from claiming the ruonev.
Corbln Hefore the Com nil hh ion.
Washington. Dec. 22. Adjutant
General t'orbin testified before the
war investigating commission that
the removal of Camp Alger was dic
tated by the secretary of war himself,
and that the original establishment
was recommended by Capt. Seaburn.
of Gen. Miles' staff. He understood
from the secretary of war that Miles
had something to do with the selec
tion. Asked when he tirst seriously
apprehended that there would be hos
tilities. Corbin said he might say he
elid not seriously contemplate war
until it was a fact, for he hoped to
the last moment it would be averted.
April 10 the army, for one of its size,
was well equipped anel thoroughly
supplied. There never was an army,
be saiel, letter equipped. letter
clotheei. letter fed. or with better
morals, than our regular army at that
Cncle Sana Protests, Too.
Pekin. Iec. 22 United States Minis
ter Conder has entered a protest against
the proposed extension of French ju
risdiction at Shanghai. This, added
to the vigorous British protest on the
same subject, will undoubtedly stiffen
the Chinese resistance to the French
demand, but unless the Chinese are
sustained they will be compelled
eventnallr to yield.
agaata Seriously IU.
Madrid. Dec. 22. Sagasta is worse
todar. He is verv feverish. His con
dition caused the Spanish interior
securities to fall from 65 to 55.
Farmer Want War Money.
Wichita. Kas.. Dec. 22. Farmers
alcng the Arkansas valley in Kansas
will ask the legislature to aliow coun
ties to vote money to fight Irrlgltation
companies in Colorado.
The lest way to avoiel sickness is
to keep yourself healthy by taking
Hood's Sarsaparilla, the great blood
BRYAN'S POLICY GOES
5 Kcwe!l Says the Democracy Is in
Line on the PhiUppina
WILL VOTE TO RATIFY THE TEE ATT.
Then Eegtn a Fight That May Slake New
Issues for the Presidential Ilaee In 1900
Same Policy Toward the Filipinos as
Is Pledged to the Cubans In the War
Resolutions New Lining t'p of Parties
New Tork. Dec. 22. Clark Howell
member of the Democratic national
committee from Georgia, and editor of
the Atlanta Constitution, after consult
ing with the leaders of both the political
parties at Washington, telegraphed as
follows to his paper, last night: "With
the adjournment of congress for : the
holidays the final decision on the peace
treaty is as clear as it will be after a
vote has been taken in the senate.
Two weeks ago the matter was in
doubt; today it is certain that the
treaty will be ratified as it will be that
it has after the vote has been taken.
Mr. Bryan has been in Washington for
several days, and has conferred fre
quently and freely with the Democratic
Laders in both senate and the house.
He has advised ratification of the
treaty, and he la outspoken in the opin
ion that aside from the question of na
tional obligation It is a matter of party
policy for the Democrats to throw no
obstacle In the way of ratification.
uetion of Expansion Hot Involved.
"It must not be understood that the
ratification of the treaty will carry with
it the assumption that all those who
vote affirmatively are in favor of na
tional expansion across the Pacific. Of
the senators who will vote in fa
vor of the treaty there will
be Republicans as well as Demo
crats who are opposed in principle as
well as in theory to the trans-oceanic
expansion of our national domain. They
take, however, and very properly, the
view that the question of expansion, per
se Is not involved In the considera
tion of the peace treaty, and ttict after
the treaty has ben ratified and Spain
has been eliminated r.s a factor in the
Philippine problem itwill be time enough
to consider the policy to be pursued in
dealing with the Philirpin-s. and just
here will eume the real contest of the
question of expansion."
After the Kutifirat ton the Filit.
Howell then says that after the treaty
has be e-n finally disposed of a resolution
will bo introduced making declaratlen
of the proposed policy of this govern
ment in dealing with the Philippines.
and that this resolution will be
very much on tbe basis of tbe
resolution nclorted co-lnc rT3Tft w
declaration ef war, in whieh it was de
clared that the policy of this govern
ment would be to give the people of
Cuba a free and independent govern
ment of their own. Howell says: "A
large majority of the Democrats will
vote In favor of it and a largs majority
of the Republicans will vote against, it,
but the size of either minority is suffi
ciently Involved in doubt as to reneler
exceedingly questionable the final ac
tion that will be taken on the resolu
tion. Prospect for New Party Issues.
"As the result of the final encounter
over the resolution it may be that the
country will witness the spectacle of
badly severed party lines, and that out
of it may be furnished the battle cries
around which will be formed the lines
of the next presidential fight."
Mine Employed Non-I'nlon Men.
St. Louis. Dec. 22. Aa attempt was
made yesterday to blow up the Terre
coal mine at Lentzberg, Ills., a small
town In Pt. Clair county. The attempt
was not successful, the derrick only be
ing damaged to the extent of $300. Sher
iff I'arr.eckal is tracking the perpetra
tors with bloodhounds. William H.
Perry & Sor.s own the mines, which are
being run with non-union men.
Kk-Ctov. Altgeld for Mayor.
Chicago. Dec. 22. For niayr John
P. Altgeld. Party Municipal Owner
ship and Chicago Platform. Such is the
caption of hundreds of copies of a peti
tion which hfcs teen put In circulation
in every part of the city. It gives the
formal announcement of John I1. Alt
geld's candidacy for mayor, and the
platform on which he rroposes to make
Governor Tanner Has the Grip.
Springfield. Ills.. Dec. 22. Governor
and Mrs. Tanner arrived home Tuesday
from their trip east to Washington and
New York. The governor Is quite ill
and upon arrival at the executive man
sion went to bed He has since been
unable to see any one but his attend
ing physician and has given instruc
tions that no one be admitted to his
One of the mopt distressing- eights, is
to see a child almost choking with
ths dreadful whooping-cough. Give
the child Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup, the
greatest pulmonary remedy, and re
lief will come nt once, the coughing
spells will re-occur less frequently,
and, in a few days, the sufferer will be
entirely cured. No other remedy can
boast of so manv cures.
Cures Whooping-Cough quickly.
U2JI0IT LABO-i CONTRACT VOID.
Public Work Cannot I"e Eesorved for the
Chicago. Dec. 22. The case cf Adams
vs. Brennan has been reversed ar.d re
manded by ths supren-.e court. The
board of education fcsd a contract with
the Pudding Traces council to require
in all contracts let for public v.-crk that
none but union labor should be em
ployed. John A. Knisely. a contractor,
was invited to bid for repairs on a cer
tain school iicuso. He rulmitted two
bids, one of which stipulated that if a
provision In regard to the employment
of union labor was not enforced - he
would do it for a sum less than that
submitted with the provision In regard
to the employment of union labor en
forced. The higher bid was accepted.
The superior court dismissed the bill
to have the contract annulled, and this
decree the supreme court reverses, hold
ing that a stipulation requiring the em
ployment of none but union labor is an
unwarranted discrimination between
different classes of citizens-, restricts
competition and tends to increase the
cost of work to be paid for by tax
Congress Quits for the Holidays.
Washington. Dee. 22. The absence of
a quorum of the senate yesterday saved
Proctor's resolution providing for the
appointment of a committee of sena
torr to Investigate the conditions in
Cuta and Porto Rico during- the ap
proaching leng recess of congress from
decisive defeat, as was" made evident
by a test vote. No buriness of im
portance was disposed ef at the session.
The last session of the house before
the holiday recess lasted but an hour.
The Bailey resolution directing an In
vestigation of the right of the mem
bers who volunteered in the Spanish
American war to seats in the house was
adopted and several billfe of minor im
portance were passed.
Sin) lues -Was Not Lynched.
Decatur. Ala., Dec. 22. William
Simmes, a former private in company
E, First Alabama regiment, who shot
and killed Bud Norton, of Town Creek,
on the 19th Inst., at a country dance, is
safely lodged in Jail at Moulton, the
ceunty seat, and has not been lynched
as reported. An attempt at lynching
was made, bv def.ea.ted by .the sheriff.
Two Men Burned to Death.
Deadwood, S. D., Dec. 22. Mike Hen-
nessy, a mine-owner who lives with his
family at Lead, and John O'Connell,
employed by Hennessy, were burned to
death in their cabin at Crown Hill early
yesterday. There are hints of foul play.
To Cure m Cold In One Day.
Take Laxative Brouio Quinine Tablets.
All druggists refund the money if it
fails to cure. 25c. The genuine has
B. Q. on each tablet.
The finest line of Novel
ties and Staples in the
Furniture Line , that is
possible to projure, are
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beauties prices that are
Make yonr selections
now. We hold them for
Christmas delivery if re
Fancy Rockers, Odd
Pieces and Parlor Goods
in hundreds ofililTerent
styles, the best designs,
Dressing Tables, Music
Cabinets Parlor Tables,
Ladies' Desks,: Chiffo
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A beautiful assortment
direct from Vantine's
New York. Nothing bet
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Davenport Furniture and
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Just received a new lot of. fine Over
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the new shades of Coverts, Kerseys and
Friezes in all styles and shapes. See
our line of Light Colored Coverts from
lO.OO to $15.00.
We have a large stock of Suitable
Presents for men and boys
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Ed Kautz, Richelieu Saloon.
William Catton, White Seal Saloon.
Gus Stengel, Bismarck Saloon.
William J. Dressen, 2d avenue be
tween 1 8th and 19th streets.
Lother Harms, 18th street and 1st
Ed Murrin, 21st street and 4th ave
nue. Herman Schwecke, 20th street be
tween 3d and 4th avenues.
Gus Sehnert, 5th street and 3d ave
nue. H. Kirdorf, 10th street and 3d avenue.
James Given, Market square.
George Schafer, 2d avenue between
16th and 17th streets.
Ferd Gross, 20th street between 1st
and 2d avenues.
Fred Musfeldt, 24th street and 5th
Otto Patting, Casino saloon.
M. McKinney, 500 46th street.
S. Pearson, Club saloon.
Emil Thonn, 26th street and 5th avenue.
p ALSO :: AT
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John Joers, opposite C, R. I. & P.
A. C. Hanson, 5th avenue and 46th
Joseph Dietz, iSth street and 4th
Ernst Leffler. 4th street and 4th ave
nue. Louis Laeske, Opera House saloon.
Joseph Huber, Moline avenue.
Thomas Greehey, Moline avenue.
Peter Auers, 24th street and 4th ave
nue. Claus Franck, 17th street and 4th
H. Van Hecke, 17th street and 4th
Nelson & Session, 16th street and 4th
P. Phaff, 17th street and 7th avenue.
H. Holdorf, 12th street and 7th ave
nue. E. Thierman, 2524 Fifth avenue.
A. Wehling, 12th street and 8th ave
nue. C. C. Kroeger, 4th street and 4th
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