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ROCK rLIi., 3IOXDAY,, JAXUAEY 30, 1899.
PORTO RICO AND CUBA
Kow the People There Look on
the Policy Uncle Sam Has
So Far Adopted.
MIUTAEY RULE 13 NOT UKED
Ttu Porto Kko, Where They Say Spain
Cava Them More Liberty Than They
Hare Sow Santiago Editor Object to
Americana Exploiting Cuba' Kesoarcra
Payment of the Cuban Insurgent Sol
diers a Burning Question.
Chicago, Jan. 20. News from the
West India Islands now occupied 0y,
bur troops Interesting as thawing th
state of feeling there, has been ie
ctived here. A dispatch from Sar.tiag
de Cuba says: "The Cubar.o Llbr? pub.
Usbes a Ions article tef.irg fcrth its ob
Jections to the projects of foreign capi-
talists for working 'Cuba's virgin trill.'
constructing railroads, establishing
electric Iiitht plants and carrying on
similar enterurises. 'We do not want
any one to invest catital in Cuba ex
cept the natives.' fctys the paper.
'America is proof of what monopolists
can do in ruining a country." A letter
from Porto Rico says that while the
Porto Ricans do not offer the l-ast re
Eistance to the military administration
they make no secret of tne fact that
they do not desire its c:.ntlnuir.cs. It Is
not that they object to the American
Ization of the iilar.d. but they earnestly
wish for a civil government in some
reasonable and practicable t -r.n.
More 1'rMdaui I'ntler Spanish Kale.
Under the old r-panlsh rcgimv say3
the letter, "they will tell you they en
joyed a higher degree of freedom than
now-. They sometimes complain
that the military authorities interfere
with the civil authorities without ade
quate reason. Quite frequently of late
protests have been lodged at headquar
ters against what the Porto Ricans
have described as intrusions by United
States officers In municipal affairs not
falling within the fope of their duties.
The mayor and city council of E-au
Juan remonstrated recently In fact, al
most rebelled at what they cons.dered
and called 'unwarranted military dicta
tion.' Aesthetic Americans Complain
"An enterprising Porto Rican, Jurt
returned from the United States, ob
tained permission from the council to
place small business signs upon th?
lamp posts around the pldzi. The signs
were neat enough, but they offendel the
sight of many of the Americans, wh)
complained to General Fred Orant. mil
itary commander of the district of San
Juan. Ueneral Grant sent a peremptory
summons to the council to cancel the
contract and to remove the Slgng.
Porto Rioan pride could not endure It.
The councillors regarded the order as a
last straw und tendered their resigna
tions to Uovcmnr Henry, the governor
of Porto Rico. The councillors merely
said that as they enjoyed so little real
authority they preferred to give up
their positions. General Henry, how
ever, took their view of the matter and
assured them that there would be no
further cause for complain.
Protest Agalnt Military Rule.
"An article rocently appeared In Kl
Liberal, the organ of the Liberal party,
under the caption 'Halt.' It Is known to
have l'fn writn by Senor Munoz
Rivera, president of the insular cab
inet. It called the attention of the
military government In eloquent terms
to the 'incompatibility of military rule
with the development of the best inter
ests of the country.' The writer ap
pealed to the wisdom und fairness of
the United States government to 'treat
Porto Ricans as docile citizens and not
as prisoners.' "
PAYMENT OF CI BAN SOLDIEHS.
Governor Mora Says It Is a Subject of
I orli Importance
Plspatches from Havana cay: "Pcnor
Kederlco Mora, the civil governor of
Havana, in an interview declares that
the question of the payment of the Cu
ban army is of much greater importance
than the Washington governmer.l
seems to realize. He said that if the
Cubans were to collect the customs of
the island, 'which are their property.'
their first action would be to meet
Cuba's sacred obligation to the army
by the payment in full of the soldiers.
Hut the customs administration being
In the hands of the Americans the Cu
bans make a simple business proposi
tion to the United States government
that it shall advance money to ray the
troops, holding the customs as security.
"If the Americans were not present.
Senor Mora further said. Cuba coulJ
easily obtain the necessary loan. The
distribution of this money to the army
is essential to permit the country to
proceed with the work of agriculture. I
which must form the foundation of its
reconstruction. The army contains
many men who consider that Cuba is in
a position to demand full ra.vmer.t of
tne army ty the T "hi ted States. an n
sert that other act'n o the nart rt ts
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tyranny than was exercised under Span-
ish sovereignty. Senor Mora considers
the uncer-festimatlorl of the importance
of this matter unfortunate, and his I
views are held by a majority of the!
Cubans. The heat of the discussion is
daily increasing, and the newspapers of
the island are foil of arguments in fa
vor of the payment of the army.
"A prominent Spaniard, long a resi
dent of Cuba and all of whose Interests
are here, declares that if the Americans
tomorrow demanded the disarmament
3f the Cuban army without pay a storm
of passionate protests would follow, but
the army would oIey, possibly a few of
them becoming bandits and taking to
the hills. He also says that the most
salutary steps taken by the Americans
since their arrival In the island have
been those enforcing obedience to and
respect for their authority. A policy of
too great consideration in the American
relations with the Cubans produces tha
impression that the Americans fear
"The marquis of Pinar del Rio has
caused some apprehension among the
Spaniards by the assertion that 'during
his recent visit to the United States he
became convinced that the American
government did not Intend to hold
Cuba permanently. Spanish bankers
and merchants decline to lend money
or to eive liberal credits because they
fear that the American occupation will
be brief and that the reconstruction of
the insular system of government will
be retarded in consequence."
Ct'BAN PATRIOTIC lEMOTKATION.
Eulogies on Jose Marti Speeches Advo
cate dtimat Independence.
Havana, Jan. SO. Pour thousand per
sons, men in their best clothing and
women gaily dressed, stocd amid a
pouring rain in Paula square yesterday
listening to six Intensely patriotic eulo
gies upon Jose Martf. the Cuban patriot
and first president of the Cuban revolu
tionary government. A tablet to his
memory was unveiled at the house
where he was born. The procession,
whose distinguishing feature wag 500
girls wearing white dresses and red
liberty caps, started at 1 o'clock, reach
ing the square two hours later. Marti's
widow, mother and son led the parade
with the first Cuban flag used by the
patriot, which was loudly cheered.
The tendency of all the speeches was
toward the ultimate Independence of
Cuba, which the orators recognized as
a fact not yet accomplished. They .de
clared that all Cubans should unite to
reach that great end. to make their
desires known to the world and to claim
Independence as a right when the prop
er time arrived. Juan Gomez, a mulatto,
made the best speech of the day. "The
power which has intervened between
the old regime and the one we are
striving for," he said. "Is unfamiliar
with the ways And "f -
and naturally it will sometimes blunder
in its efforts to fulfill its obligations to
Cuba. The Cubans must realize this
and keep It In mind. They must calmly
Indicate a mistake when it is made and
have faith that the error will be cor
All the references to Cuba lilire were
applauded and Marti was held up as an
example for all Cubans. A telegram of
salutation w;s sent. to General Gomez.
DIVISION FOR ROCK ISLAND.
Naval Militia to Have a Station Estab
It was reported late this afternoon
that Gov. Tanner had ordered one of
the two divisions of the Illinois naval
miiitia located at Moline, transferred
to Bock Island. Many of the reserves
reside in this city, and they, as will
all the people here, welcome the rec
ognition accorded to Rock Island as
one well deserved. The removal of a
division to Rock Island is a matter
that has received considerable atten
tion from lion. William McEniry.
who has been working for it several
months, having made personal visits
to Springlield and Chicago.
Lieut G. K Tubbs this afternoon
received notification establishing a
division at Rock Island. The removal
means that $10,000 worth of equip
ments will come here.
Attention, Court of Honor.
The r.ext regular meeting of Rock
Island District Court of Honor, No.
81. will le held in the Knights of Py
thias hall in Carso block next Mon
day evening, Jan. 30. A full attend
ance is requested, as this will be a
house warming. By order of the
court. David Thompson.
J. F. Ckamek,
No Change la the Wisconsin Fight.
Madison. Wis.. Jan. CO. There Is no
loosening of the senatorial deadlock yet.
The ballot in joint convention Saturday
sto-d practically tne same as rriday.
At the conclusion It was announced that
there was an agreement between the
leaders that there would be r.o ballot j
Monday, as several of the members will'
not be back.
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Ill A FERMENT AGAIN.
One More Crisis Threatens Our
Sister Republic Over the
CHAMEEE OF DEPUTIES IS TO ACT
In the Line of the Suggestions of Beaure
paire and Take tha Case Out of tha
Court at Present Trying tha Same I ra
perlulista Add to tha Strain British
statesman Refers in s Speech to
Paris, Jan. 30. The government's
decision to submit to the chamber of
deputies today a bill providing that
cases of trial revision shall be brought
before the united sections of the court
of cassation has reopened the flood
gates of the Dreyfus agitation. The
situation appears more confusing and
menacing than ever. For days the
anti-Dreyfusites have been clamoring
to have the case referred to the united
sections, because they have considered
(t certain that among more than thirty
Judges they could rely upon an anti-
Dreyfusite majority. In yesterday's
Echo de Paris M. Quesnay de Beau
repaire, who on Jan. 9 resigned the
presidency of the civil section of the
:ourt of cassation as a protest against
the way in which the criminal section
under the presidency of M. Loew was
conducting the Dreyfus proceedings,
again justifies his action in a screaming
screed and asserts that the ministers
hold a decisive document.-
Lofw Glad of the Proposed Relief.
M. Coppee and Jules Lemaitre have
signed a manifesto on behalf of the or
ganization known as La Patrie Fran
caise, claiming credit for urging the
government to take its present course.
and declaring that if the Dreyfus affair
be once submitted to this truly supreme
tribunal it will receive such a solution
as will ensure the country's repose. M.
Loew. president of the criminal cham
ber, who was asked his opinion regard
ing the government's proposal, said:
"I am glad to be relieved of the re
sponsibility, but the government's ac
tion is revolutionary." The anti-revisionist
papers are jubilant, but the
most serious and Impartial Journals
derrecate the government's weakness.
In all political centers there was un
usual excitement and activity yester
day. It Is thought in some quarters
that the senate will refuse to accept the
bill, thus producing a constitutional
Significant Theatre Demonstration-
The disturbance at the N'ouveau the
atre last Friday evening, when at the
conclusion of the performance of the
play "The King of Rome" the Bona-
partists in the house hoisted a tri-color
flag surmounted by an imperial eagle
and shouted "Viva l'Empereur." wa3
very significant of the attitude the Im
perialists take in the circumstances.
From stalls to gallery 1.510 Bonapartists
crowded the theatre. Prince Murat and
all the titled and prominent repre-
spr.tatlves of the party were present.
Various pertinent allusions in the
drama, which is a glorification of the
Napoleonic legend, were greeted with
thunders of applause.
HE SPOKE OF AN "ALLIANCE."
British Statesman Who Will Have Fault
Found with Him.
London. Jan. 30. Right Hon. Walter
Hume Long, president of the board of
Agriculture, addressing the Farmers'
club at Newcastle Saturday used the
word "alliance" in referring to the fut
ure relations between Great Britain and
the United States. The frank employ
ment of this term by a member of th
government is likely to evoke much
discussion, not all of which will be of
the friendliest character, inasmuch as
seeking an alliance to fight England's
battles is not regarded as the best pol
icy to promote an Anglo-American en
tente. Long, who had been discussing
the proposals to establish national
granaries, and said that "after ail. and
as a last resort, England's safety de
pended upon having a navy strong
enough to meet any possible combina
tion the nations could bring against
her." proceded as follows:
"I am glad of our Improved rela
tions with our American cousins,
because I believe . the true mean
ing of that increased friendliness is
that the Americans have real
ized our blood relationship, and have
firmly resolved that if Great Britain is
called upon to face difficulties she shall
not face them alone, but in alliance with
her wealthy and vastly populous sister
country, the republic of the United
States. I am confident, seeing that the j
two countries are pursuing the same
policy and have the same ends In view,
that they must be friends, firm and true ,
to one unother." I
Apropos of this subject, in a speech 1
Saturday night at
berlain said: "We
Birmingham. Cham- j
now see our cousins j
across the Atlantic entering the lists !
and sharing in a task which might have
proved too heavy for us alone. Under
the circumstances, the first business of
this 'worst government of modern times
is to draw closer the bonds which unite
us to the other members of the English
speaking race and to promote their co
operation In the great work of civiliza
tion, which appears to be the mission
of the Anglo-Saxon race.
Providence shapes our Britain's ends
and Intends us to be a great governing
power: conquering. In order to civilize,
adminster and develop, vast areas of
the world's surface, primarily to our
advantage, but to their own advantage
as well. As to the result of this mission
hitherto, an impartial witness. Rear Ad
miral George Dewey, has said that one
of the mightiest factors in the civiliza
tion of the world is the imperial policy
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Apex. Colo.. Jan. 30. A snow slide oc
curred here yesterday In which three
lives were lost. They are Mrs. W. H.
1 Rudolph and ber two children, aged 2
and 4. . .
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HOSE BEEF TESTIMONY.
Doctor Who Saw Reef Injected with Liquid
at Swift Co.'s.
Philadelphia, Jan. 30. Dr. C. Maxwell
Christine, of Philadelphia, visiting sur
geon to St. Luke's Homeopathic hos
pital, has sent to Major General Miles
an affidavit in which he declares that
while in South Omaha last June he saw
a. liquid Injected into beef by employes
of the packing firm of. Swift & Co.,
which had at that time a contract with
the government to, supply the army
with meat. He also says that a number
nf physicians attending the Homeopath
ic convention at Omaha also saw a man
in Swift & Co.'s packing house "inject
a fluid.. by means of a canula attached
to a flexible tube. Into every piece of
beef that passed through his hands
and that it was stated that the beef
was f.ir a government contract.
Chicago, Jan. 30. Albert H. Veeder
cmiled as he read the statement of Dr.
C. Maxwell Christine, cf Philadelphia.
Said he: "The only answer I can make
Is to say such stories are not true. It
would be hardly reasonable to suppose
that we would permit the general pub
lic to look on if we were doing anything
LOST ON THE PAUL JONES.
Body of the Pilot Found on the Route of
That Ill-Fated Yacht.
New Orleans, Jan. 30. The body found
near Fort St. Philip Saturday has been
identified as that of Captain Sturte-
vant, the pilot of the launch Paul
Jones. From the position and clothing
of the body it is almost certain that he
was off duty and aslesp at the time
death came, and that the boat w;
wrecked by an explosion during the
Indianapolis. Jan. 30.4-Mayor Taggart
has arrived home, and 'reports that the
only hope of finding alive the victims of
he launch Paul Jones,' lost in the gulf.
is that the passengers were rescued on
come passing vessel bound for a foreign
ort. lie derives little eclace, however.
from this faint hope.
American Crooks Are FnternrKing.
Santiago de Cuba. Jan. 30. A number
of burglaries have occurred recently in
Santiago province that seem to indicate
the operations of a regular band of
American "crooks." Pefore the war
thousands, sometimes millions, of dol-
ars were frequently stored h re in San
tiago in dilapidated old safes that could
have been broken into with an ax and
no attempt at burglary vas ever made.
Deal for a Billion Feet of Timber.
Rhlnelander. Wis.. Jaji. SC. S. A. D.
Pewter, of Portland, pre., the weli-
fcnown Pacific coast operator, has closed
a sale of more than 1,000,000.000 feet of
timber, mostly fir, and all of it in Ore
gon, to a company of lumbermen from
this city, who have , organized them
selves into a stock company which is
called the ABiqua Lumber company, of
Wisconsin. J 1
Forty Below Zero.
Milwaukee. Jan. 30. Specials to The
Sentinel from points in i the interior of
Wisconsin report very low tempera
ture. At Arpleton the thermometer
recorded 35 degrees, below zero, the
oldest in recent years Black River
Falls reports a temperature of 40, Med-
ford 40. and Whitehall 28, below zero.
Chicago Man Drowns In Alaska.
Seattle, Wash., Jan. 20. John G.
Tait, of Chicago, was drowned Sept.
28, W38, eight miles north of Peavey.
Alaska. His body floated under the ice
and was not recovered. ,Tait carried a
life Insurance of $100.o4o and was a
large dealer in building etons at Jol
let and Chicago.
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President's Original Demand Through the
Washington, Jan. oO. The presi
dent sent the senate the correspond
ence bearing upon the peace treaty.
and it was read in executiue session.
It wait sent in response to the resolu
tion introduced lv Hoar, and includes
most of the letters and cablegrams
which passed between the president
and the commissioners. One of the
first cablegrams from the president
instructed them to demand the ces
sion of Luzon island only of the Phil-
ppines, and he told them full sover
eignty should come with it.
WEATHER IN OTHER PARTS.
Blizzard; and Cold In the West and
Chicago. Jan. 30. Saturday's cold
wave was followed by another equally
severe. Ihe temperature was much
low er in the central ami western states
in the past 24 hours than any pre
vious experience this winter. it is
30 below at Dulutb, 26 at Bismarck
and St. Paul. The zero line extends
nto central Kansas.
Cleveland, Jan. SO. The worst bliz
zard of the winter is raging in North
ern utiio. ine mercury nas been
hovering around zero for 48 hours. A
line, penetrating snow is falling and
high winds prevail.
Denver, Jan. J0. snow began fall-
ng on the mountains at midnight.
ibe storm wmcn nas'0 been raging a
week, with occasional let-up, is again
n lull blast, mere are numerous
Wichita. Kas., Jan. 30. Snow began
falling this morning and a severe bliz
zard extends over Southern Kansas
Rawlins, Wyo., Jan. 30. A terrible
blizzard is raging. The wind is blow
ing 60 miles an hour and the snow
Kansas City, Jan. 30. A severe
blizzard is raging over the southwest.
It is two to four below zero.
Bis Fire In Chicago.
Chicago, Jan. 30 Fire early this
morning in the lumber district on the
west side was extinguished after a loss
of $200,000, principally by J. C. Ray
ner, dealer in mahogany and other
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EXPOSE OF iCEL'LY S MOTOR.
Phenomena Said to liave Fieen Produced
by Deception and Trickery.
Eoston. Jan. 30. The Hc-rald says: T.
Hurton Kir.raide, who is supposed to be
the sole possessor of the Keely motor
secret, ir, ar. interview about the alleged
expose of the Keely motor by Attorney
Charles S. Hill and Ransom S. liridge,
said that he was indignant at the treat
ment of himself and the apparent
breach of faith with him ty Hill. He
"I cannot comprehend the action of
these two men. My letter to the stock
holders of the Keely Motor company had
been carefully prepared and was mere
ly waiting for the return of a document
from them to Mr. Hill. I did rot give
my consent to any of the pretended
disclosures made by Mr. Hill or Mr.
Bridge, nor did they Inform me regard
ing the course which they have pursued,
despite the fact that I have been in
daily communication "with Mr. Hill."
The statement of Hill to which Kin
raide refers was an elaborate expose
that puts the dead Keely in the light of
a rascal. It says his phenomena were
all produced with the aid of a concealed
water motor, secret wires, tubes, etc.
Senate and Honse In Brief.
Washington, Jan. 30. A spirited de
bate was precipitated in the senate
Saturday while the diplomatic and con
sular appropriation bill was under con
sideration, the result of the debate be
ing an increase in the salaries of a
number of consuls and legation secre
taries. The bill was passed. A recess
was taken to enable senators to attend
Oarland's funeral. The bill permitting
the use of voting machines at congress
ional elections was passed. In executive
session the Paris treaty was discussed,
Frye explaining the treaty and negotia
tions. The house Saturday continued the
consideration of the army organization
bill until 2 o'clock when the members
paid their tributes to the memory of
the late Representative Simpkins, of
Massachusetts. Very little prcgess was
made with the army bill.
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