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HOCK. ISLAND, Ilili-o WEDNESDAY,, FEBRUARY 1, 1899.
PJJICE THREE CENTS.
VOIj. XIVII. NO. so.
TREATED WITH DRUGS
General Miles Returns to Active
Warfare on the Big Beef
DECLARES CHEMICALS WERE USED,
isd That II. Can Pro It, in Preparing
the -Embalmed" BMf-AlM That the
Koaat Bwf Was the Fibre Left After the
Muafictnra of Beef x tract BackeU
Vp by Thirty O nicer, at the In I ted
Sew York. Feb. 1. General Nelson A.
Miles gave out a statement last night
after having denied several published
Interviews attributed to him. He pre
faced his statement by raying: "I have
been most freely quoted without au
thority from me or without any utter
ance on my part. It has been a source
if great annoyance to me." His state
ment is as follows: ' On the 2- i.h of last
September I issued an order to regi
mental commanders to report to me
concerning the beef which had been is
sued to their men. At the time that I
went before the war board investigat
ing committee I had only received re
ports frtm fourteen of the commanders.
Now I have thirty reports. They all
told the name story. The evidence
.proves rhe truth of the. statements
which I male.
II a. Much Other Evidence.
"In addition to the reports of the
regimental commanders I have a great
mass of evidence consisting of com
munications, affidavits, etc.. from offi
cers, soldiers and civilians. Every part
f the country has contributed to the
mass of correspondence which I have
received in reference to the beef served
to our officers, and the evidence is all
corroborative of what I have said. I
have overwhelming evidence that the
embalmed beef was treated with chemi
cals In order in preserve it. I have
affidavits from men who saw the beef
undergoing the treatment or embalm
Canned Roast Beef W a. a Fraud.
"Now as to the canned roast beef
that was different from embalmed beef.
The canned roast beef was the beef
lifter the extract had teen boiled out of
It. You have seen the advertisements.
'Beef extract: one pound contains the
substance of from four to five pounds
of prime beef.' Well, this is the beef
after the extract has been taken from
It. They put this beef pulp up in. cewis
nnd Libel It 'Canned roast beef.1"" The
o1d!ers report that the canned beef wae
r.auseatlng. If swallowed It could not
be kept on the stomach."
Challenge to the Ileef Parkers.
It was pointed out to General Miles
that he had been quoted as having
"said that if the men who supplied the
beef would deposit S1.000 in such a way
that it could be made to pay the cost
of I he proceedings he would furnish ab
solute proof of his assertions. He was
naked what tribunal he had In mind, or
to whom he would furnish this proof,
and in reply said: "I made that stat?
ment In response to the offer of the
beef men to pay $100,000 for evidence of
the truthof my allegations against their
product. I ookd on their offer as a
bluff and took that way of answering
It. I have no tribunal in mind. I have
the greatest abundance of evidence to
support the charges I made and do not
think that any part of the $1,000 need
be spent in more investigation."
Also Decide the Time When a BUI Be
comes a Law.
New York. Feb. 1. Lyman J. Gage,
secretary of the treasury, has notified
Collector Bidwell by letter that on the
a a vice of Attorney General Griggs he
had decided not to apply to the United
(Hates supreme court for a writ of
certiorari in the cases of the govern
ment against Stoddard, Haserlck & Co.,
of Boston, and William Iselin & Co.
and Hirsch & Co.. of this city. This
means a great victory for the Im
porters and a loss to the government of
more than $300,000 in duties that must
now be refunded.
The question at Usue was whether
the present Dingley tariff went Into
effect at the precise moment that Pres
ident McKinley affixed his signature to
the bill namely at 4:0 o'clock. July !4.
1897. or at midnight of the day previous,
the government maintaining the latter
and the Importers the former proposi
tion. It has thus been admitted that
the Dingley tariff bill went Into effect
at 4:06 o'clock. July 2i. 1897.
He Cine to the Marderer.
Pana. Ills.. Feb. 1. After three days
of taking evidence the coroner's Jury in
the Mrs. Mclntyre murder case ad
journed last evening to meet at the call
of the coroner. In all over 100 persons,
including one-third of the population of
Flatham district, where the murder
'was committed, gave evidence before
the Jury, but the testimony has not giv
er.the authorities ans positive c:t? rn
Made from pure
cream of tartar.
Safeguards the food
powders arc the greatest
i ox toe prcscat day.
wnlch they can worR. The" man held
by officers Monday night has been re
leased, there being no evidence what
ever against him.
RELICS OF THE PAUL JONES.
Book Belonging to Mies Taggart and Sev
eral Other Article.
New Orleans. Feb. 1. Captain Steve
Sanghaletti. of the lugger Maria Gar
cia, who has arrived from down the
river, brought a relic of the Paul Jones,
which is of great interest. It Is a book
belonging to Miss Florence Taggart and
has her name on the front. The book is
a small paper-covered one. containing
the constitution and by-laws of the
Epsilon Sigma fraternity of St. Mary's
cchool at Knoxville. Ills., of which Miss
Taggart and Miss Yocum were mem
bers. On the inner side of the first page Is
the inscription written in Miss Taggart'a
handwriting: "Epsilon Sigma fraterni
ty. St. Mary's school. Knoxville. Ills.,
founded Oct. 24. 189." Then follow pages
containing the pledge and list of
members. The book was picked up by
Frank Mailais on the shore near the
salt works. Searching parties also
found a dozen collars, a lady's hat.
badly torn and disfigured, and some
other articles. The book will be sent
to Mayor Taggart at Indianapolis.
Illinois Legislative Doings.
Springfield. Ills.. Feb. 1. Resolutions
and bills covering every conceivable
subject, from municipal ownership of
all public utilities to polygamy and the
government of the Philippines, were
considered In the house at yesterday's
session. A resolution thanking the
Sisters of Charity and Mercy and the
Red Cross nurses for services In the
Spanish war was adopted; also urging
national legislation for the relief of
needy Illinois soldiers of the Spanish
war. A resolution commending Senator
Mason's anti-expansion policy was
referred. A bill was introduced making
an appropriation of $230,000 per annum
for the expenses of the National Guard
and naval militia, and $175,000 for the
purchase of equipment. The contest
from the Ninth senatorial district, Ben
jamin Mitchell vs. Johnson. Meier and
Harkin. was dismissed by the housa
Proposed Laws for Wisconsin.
Madison, Feb. 1. A memorial was In
troduced in the senate yesterday, rec
ommending that congress be given con
current jurisdiction with the several
states in the suppression of trusts to
regulate prices of products and the
wages of labor. Governor ScoHeld re
ported the following appointments:
Frank A. Ross, of West Superior, and
Zadock P. Beach, of Whitewater, to be
members of the board of normal regents.
In the house bills were, - t"trMlw""?;
Abolishing civil service in Milwaukee
county: forbidding common carriers to
reship freight with common carriers nof
bound by the same laws: restoring the
struck Jury law to the standard it had
before it was j. radically abolished by
Derision In the Drey fu. Case.
Paris, Feb. 1. The Llberte, which la
usually well Informed, rays: "The de
cision of the court of cassation in the
Dreyfus affair will be that the evi
dence proves the existence of a traitor,
but that reither Comte Esterhazy. nor
Colonel Henry could answer to the
culpability revealed by the secret dos
sier." This statement Is all the more
significant in that it is made by a pro
The Foreign Relatione Committee.
Washington, Feb. 1. The senate
committee on foreign relations dis
cussed the various declaratory resolu
tions before the senate jn connection
with the peace treaty. It was de
cided to no longer oppose taking; a
vote on an j of them. The first vote
will come on the motion to refer the
Bacon resolution to the committee.
The committee is confident it will be
referred, and also confident of the
disposition of all other resolutions in
accordance with their ideas.
Vancouver, 15. C, Feb. 1. News
has been received here of a snowslide
on the Canadian Pacific at Rodger's
Pass, the Summit of the Selkirks.
The roundhouse and station were
swept away and seven lives were lost.
The dead are Agent Caton and wife
and two children. Operator Carson,
Engine Wiper Kedley and one un
known. Only two bodies have so far
Ko Choice Yet.
DoTer, DeL Feb. 1. Gray and Ad
dicks are still in the lead for senator,
but the deadlock is unbroken by to
Just a Few Shy.
Harrisbnrg. Pa.. Feb. 1 In the
ballot for senator today Quay was still
IS short of enough to elect. '
Another Powder Explosion.
Youngstown. Feb. 1. The pres
mill of the Okio powder works near
here exploded this morning destroy
ing the building and killing David
Evans and Daniel Davis, employes.
A Costly Fire.
Rochester. Feb. 1. Charles P.
Barry residence, with its costly fur
niture "and bric-a-brac, was burned
today. Loss $110.000.
Ready to Embark.
New York. Feb. 1 The 2d battal
lion of the 17th regulars arrived here
this morning. They sail for Manila
Car a Cold la Om Day.
Take .Laxative Bromo Qainine Tablets.
All druggists refund the money If it
fails to cure. 25c. The genuine has
L. B. Q. on each tablet.
Glad Tidings to Asthma Sofferers.
Foley's Honer and Tar gives quick
and positive reiiei in au cases.
To Care Caiuii Wi
Take Caacareta Candy CstbartM. I0 or Be,
I1QUU lM to cure, arofgiata rntaaa
GOES TO VISIT GOMEZ
Robert P. Porter's Mission
Cuba Is to Talk with the
- . Cuban Chief.
QUESADA HAS GONE WITH HIM.
Effort To Be Made to Settle the Question
of Paying OflT and Disbanding the Cuban
Army Report That (15,000,000 Is To
Bo Offered Three Millions Declared
Totally Inadequate by Cubans of Mote
Who Are Quoted.
Havana. Feb. 1. Robert P. Porter,
the representative of President McKln
ley, and Senor Goncales Quesada. the
Cuban commisloner who recently left
Washington on a special mission to
Cuba, started yesterday morning for
Caibarien. province of Santa Clara, in
order to see General Maximo Gomez.
Porter's mission to General Gomez Is of
a two-fold character to discuss with
him fully the position of the Cuban
army and to invite him to Havana. The
Washington administration desires an
immediate and friendly settlement of
the Cuban army question. As the mili
tary chiefs decisively refuse to accept
S3.O0O.00O in complete satisfaction of the
claims of the soldiery Washington has
determined, it Is understood, to offer a
much larger sum. even as high a sum
as S15.000.000 if less will not be ac
cepted. Whatever in agreed upon is to
be a charge upon the revenues of the
island until it is paid.
Porter Carries Letters to Gomes.
The Cubans, civilians and military,
are aware that an engagement of this
sort may prolong the American occupa
tion, but as It seems to be their earnest
wish that the army be paid a great sum
the administration at Washington will
yield, it is understood, and open nego
tiations with this ultimate object. Por
ter Is said to carry letters from Presi
dent McKinley and Governor General
Brooke. The scope of his instructions
is not disclosed, except that it is known
that he has rather full preliminary
lowers. Senor Quesada did not know
them until he and Porter were aboard
ship. The Cubans here are in a state
of expectation and excitement. The
business classes are pleased at the pros
pect of a settlement. Merchants for a
fortnight have been afraid to place large
orders, being uncertain of the future.
What Is Said at Washington.
Regarding Porter's mission a. dispatch
from Washington says: "The decision
to send Porter to Cuba was reached
after a full discussion of the situation
of the insurgent army between the pres
ident and his cabinet. Porter will con
fer first with General Brooke, and hia
mission Is not to make ror promise any
payments, but to gather information.
He will ask if the Cuban army will dis
band cn present payment of $3,000,000.
Our legal right to make this payment
'vas, referred to the attorney general,
who held that this sum might lawfully
be advanced to the insurgent troops on
condition that the treasury be subse
quently reimbursed from the revenues
of the island, and it is understood that
this course will be pursued if It Is found
that the desired results can be obtained
thereby. Porter was also instructed to
inquire Into the workings of the cus
toms regulations and local taxation
THREE MILLIONS ARE INADEQUATE.
Senor Qaesada Says, and Colonel Lanuxa
Agrees -Cost of Rnnnlng Cuba.
Senor Qesada, before starting for
Caibarien, was interviewed by a repre
sentative of I .a Discusion. He said: "A
loan of 13.000,000 to pay our army would
be entirely inadequate. All the city
councils in the island should petition
for further loans. The American evac
uation of Cuba is a question of months
only. With calmness and patience all
will end well.-' The cost of "running"
Cuba during the month of January has
been between J 800, 000 and $1,000,000.
Some Cuban critics have been asserting
that the United fctates Intends to
charge upon the Island revenues the
cost of the United States troops In
Cuba and the cost of the rations dis
tributed to the destitute, thus piling up
a huge Cuban debt. The statement is
entirely untrue, but it is believed in
many quarters and causes no little dis
content. Colonel Jose Antonio Gonzales Lanu
xa, formerly secretary of the Cuban
Junta In New Tork. and a member of
the special Cuban commission that has
recently conferred with President Mc
Kinley. said in the course of an inter
view published in La Discusion that the
result of the commission's trip to Wash
ington is not all that had been hoped
for. owing to many unfortunate circum
stances. President McKinley indicated
to the commission hia readiness to ap
propriate S3.OO0.0OO toward the payment
of the army, but this sum would be
quite Insufficient. In the opinion of
Colonel Lanuza the amount offered
would have been much greater, "but
for the uncertainty as to the Philippine
question and the possibility of heavy
Cuba's hope is. he declared, that con
gress will later on vote a credit for the
payment of the Cuban army, but owing
to the peace treaty debate, the Nicara
gua canal bill, and the question of army
increases in the United States, congress
may possibly be unable to attend to the
question of paying off the Cuban troop.i
before next December. Colonel Lanuzt
advises the Cubans to begin maklr.g
appeals to that end. Individually and
collectively. to Governor General
Brooke and to the Washington authori
ties, as has been so successful in th
case of the Banco Bspanol. This method
he regards as the best for obtaining full
"The military occupation of Cuba by
the United States." Colonel Lanuxa
asserts, "will last no longer than the
Cubans themselves make it necessary.
For the '.present the display of armed
force in Cuba must be continued be
cause the Washington administration
wants to represent that the United
States need .an augmen array."
A stubborn cold is easily taken ; it
sticks to some people all winter and
very often develops Into bronchitis or
consumption. You shonld cure a oold
gromptly by taking Dr. -Bull's Cough
yrup. This celebrated remedy is ac
knowledged to be most efficient and
reliable for all affections of the throat
and longs. It cures a cold at Once.
Promptly cures Stubborn Colds.
How are small and pleasant to take. Doctors
Xi-..wiineud it. nice J cts. At all druggists.
ABBREVIATE!) TELE3T? A IffS. '
William Taylor, switchman, was
killed by an engine at Chicago.
An order has been issued discontinu
ing the postofflce at McNaujhton, Onei
da, county Wis.
The cruiser Philadelphia has sailed
for the Samoan islands to took after
The Eighth Illinois (colored), now at
Santiago, will soon be mus.ered out of
the United States service. .
Princess Ferdinand of Bulgaria died
yesterday of pneumonia. Sh gave birth
to a daughter Monday eveaing.
Joseph M. Omo, a Chtcagi restaurant
keeper, confessed bankruptcy, with as
sets of $43,000 and liabilities of S30.000.
France is negotiating with French
and British financiers for a oan of $40.
000.000 to S50.C00.0OO for arm? and navy
A parrot that had more accomplish
ments than a vaudeville star and a
market value of $10,000 ded at New
Tork last Friday.
By unanimous vote the c-impany offi
cers of the First regiment. Illinois Na
tional Guard, chose Frank O. Lowden
a well-known attorney ard clubman of
Chicago, lieutenant colon of the regi
Alonzo C. Yates, of Syiecuse, N. T.
died at Nice, France, of heart failure.
Yates Inherited $f,000,000 by the death
of his father in 1880, and spent prac
tically all the money in less than five
years. . -
Bishop Santander at Havana ha:
served notice that no Pratsstant priest
can take active part In tie ceremonies
over , the graves of the Milne's dead
who are buried in the Cristobal Coloa
Sale ot the Alton lsiilway.
New York, Feb. 1. A Wall street
news bureau yesterday nude this state
ment regarding the Chicipjo and Alton
railroad: "We are able to state that
the Alton sale has been pratticitlly con
cluded. .. The property wil be taken by
a syndicate for the benefit of the Illinois
Central. Union Pnciflo. Missouri Pa
cific and Missouri, Kansai and Texas."
Contractors at Chicago Fail.
Chicago, Feb. 1. Mosel S. Greene
baum. president of the film of Michael
Greenebaum Sor.s' compny, contrac
tors, filed yesterday a pettion in volun
tary bankruptcy in whici lie schedules
liabilities aggregating $14, 54. and as
sets of $21,900. At the sane time a peti
tion was filed by his brinher, Henry N.
Frozen to Death In it.' Louis.
St. Louis, Feb. I. Far d oaths from
freezing occurred In this city yesterday
and one death in Kast it. Louis. The
fatalities are: George A Clark, candy
maker: Charles Farleri laborer: Mrs.
Mary P.yan; August Benon. colored. la
borer; Mrs. M. Jenkins, Hast St. Louis,
colored. j ' X
Corbett and Sliarkej Matched.
Chicago. Feb. 1. Janes J. Corbett
and Thomas Sharkey ha been matched
to box six rounds in tts city on the
night of March 7. The tontest will be
the wind-up of an esubfcion to be
given by "Parson" Dates; at .Tatter-
Quarles' Selection On firmed.
Madison. Wis.. Feb. l.r Yesterday the
legislature In joint sessln formally in
dorsed the action of He .Republican
caucus Monday and Elected J. V.
Quarles to .the United States senate.
The Democrats voted foiT. E. Ryan, of
Tackles the Alaskanfloaedary.
Washington, Feb. l.-The Canadian
Joint high commission as busied yes
terday with the considration of the
Alaskan boundary mattr. The end of
negotiations is not yet sight.
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maintenance r health; it is
an easilv assiiilable form of E
nourishment n illness, and
invaluabl in restorine
shattered neves and in con-
valescence. A doctor writes: S
'I have fand it especially S
valuable f persons conva- 5
lescing fr- fever, and for S
nursins rpthers. Iam high-
with it! and E
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Don't miss our after season Special Sales. Out of the
last week we sold 73. That means 73 different people
on their purchases. We're ripping things again.
This week we offer you
smooth effects, rough
colors, worth $10, $12,
This week we give you your choice of about
100 suits that sold
and 18.00 tor
This week we give you your choice of about
75 suits that sold for $7.50, 8.50, 10.00 and
some as high as $12.00,
Do you want to save money? You know us. We back every olaim. Drop
in and see for yourself.
1899 Eetamry. 1899
Su. Mo. Iiy We. Ik FrilSat.
12 13 14 1516 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 2728 j
Chicago Qrala and Prodnee.
Chlcaeo. Jan. 31.
Following were the quotations on the
uoard of Trade today:
Wheat Open. High. Low. Close,
May $ .764 $ .764 S .744 S .74
July 73. .74 .72?. .72
May .19 .38 .37 .27V,
July 38Vi .384 .37 .37
may its .zs .nib. .ZiH.
July 26 .26 .26V .26
January 10.20 10.10
May 10.40 10.47V4 10.35 10.35
January 5.SH 5.87H 5.80 5.80
May 5.85 6.87 5.80 5.80
July 6.00 6.9214
January 5 00
May 5.1a 5.17V4 6.12V4 6.12Vi
Produce: Butter Extra creamer.
ies, 184019c per lb: extra dairies. 1601
17c: fresh packing stock. llllV4c Eggs
Fresh stock. 17H18c per dozen.
Dressed Poultry Turkeys. 8011c per
lb; chickens. 708c; ducks. 67c;
geese. 6ff8c. Potatoes Common tn
Choice. J0S37C ner bu. Sweet Pnat
Illinois. S1.00S1.7& per bbl. Apples-
common to fancy. 11.503.50 ner bbl.
Cranberries Wisconsin bell and bugle.
Chicago Live Stock.
Hogs Estimated receiDts for the dav.
25.000; quality good; left over, about
6.000: market rather slow and feeling
weak: prices 6 10c lower; sales
ranged at $3.253.60 for pigs. S3.66&
3.85 for light, $3.604i3.65 for rough pack
ing. $3.603.92H for mixed, and $3.70
3.iH for heavy packing and shipping
lots. Cattle Estimated receipts for the
day, 3.000: quality Oairly good; market
rather active; feeling steady; quota
tions ranged $5.5C.30 choice to extra
steers. $4.756 5.40 good to choice do..
$4.505.0O for fair to good, S4.2C94.75
common to medium do., J4.O0&4.3O
butchers' steers. $4. 1095.60 fed west
ern steers, $3.2564.60 feedinr steers.
S2.00Q4.10 cows, SZ.60S4.85 heifers. $2.50
&4.2S bulls, oxen and stags. $3.305.15
Texas steers, and $4.006.90 veal calves.
Sheep and Lambs Estimated receipts
for the day. 14.000: quality fairly good;
feeling firmer and rnarket rather ac
tive; prices 510caT.igher for sheep,
while lambs ruled steady; quotations
ranged at $3.134 40 westerns. $2.8564.50
natives, and $3.8555.10 lanr.be.
Milwaukee Grain. "
Milwaukee. Jan. 21.
Wheat lc lower; No. 1 northern.
74741c; No. 2 northern. 72 V4 4 73c.
Oats Easy; SOS SOic. Rye 4c lower;
No. 1. 58c. Barley Firm: No. 2. 62
G53c; sample. 7giA..
lows State Senator Dead.
Dubuque. Ia Feb. L State Senator
Francis E. Malloy Is dead, aged 30. He
was the law partner of W. O. Lavake.
whose assassinaUon In his office a year
ago caused such a sensation.
93 overcoats and ulsters,
effects, light colors, or dark
$13.50, and $15 for .
for $13.50, 15.00, 16.50
Higher C ages for Copper Men.
Houghton. Mich.. Feb. 1. The Lake
Superior copper mines, employing 12,000
men. will raise wages voluntarily .about
10 per cent, in the immediate future.
The companies are already paying high
wages, but say they believe in giving
the men a part of the unparallel profit
now being earned.
Well-Known Illinois Hotel Man Dead.
Pana. Ills., Feb. 1. James W. Dalton,
for thitry-five years proprietor of the
St. Charles hotel, died last night of
paralysis. There was not a more ex
tensively known man among the travel
ing and railroad men in Illinois than
Dalton. He was 65 years old and very
Snow and Cold in Mississippi.
Oxford. Miss., Feb. 1. A cold wave
struck this section of the country about
daylight yesterday and it continued to
grow colder all day. Several inches of
snow covers the ground and old citizens
say it is the coldest weather known for
Shot His Wife to Death.
Albany, Mo., Feb. 1. Jethro Kemper,
a farmer living near Denver, Mo., shot
his wife to death Monday night, fired
two ineffectual shots at his stepdaugh
ter, and sent a bullet Into his own
brain. Some time ago he and his wife
- Professor's Idea of Tasation.
Ann Arbor, Mich., Feb. 1. Professor
F. W. Taussig, the political economist
of Harvard university, lectured here
on the subject of "Taxation of Securi
ties." As a substitute for a tax on
securities Professor Taussig advocated
an Income tax levied by the federal
government and an . inheritance tax
levied by states; A
seven Killed by m snow (Hide.
Vancouver. B. C. Feb. 1. A snow
slide is reported near Glacier, a station
on the Canadian Pacific, in which seven
neoDle were killed and a number of
others buried. The wires are down and
particulars cannot be learned.
It is said that the soldiers who had
taken Hood's Sarsaparilla stood th
long marches in Cuba much better
than the others., .
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