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ROCK ISLAND. HiliM TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1899.
PRICE THREE CENTS.
VOL. XL.VII. NO. 94.
AMERICANS ARE IN CONTROL
Encouraeins Report From Gen.
FUNERAL OF FIVE
A Like Number Are Captured
Killed, Wounded or Scattered.
Washington, Feb. 7. The war de
partment has icccived the following
from Gen. Otis at Manila: "The in
surgent army i concentrated around
Manila from "Luzon province, numler
inj; over 2O.000. posses-in;; several
quick firing and Krnpp Held guns.
A good portion of the enemy is armed
with Mausers of the latest pattern.
Two Krupp guns and a great many
riiles have leen captured. The in
surgents tired a great quantity of am
munition. Quite a number of Span
ish soldiers are in the insurgent
service who served the artillery.
The insurgents have construct
ed strong intrenchiucnts near
a. - i ikCi
MAJOR OENKHAL OTIS,
our lines, mostly of liumboo thickets.
These our men charged, killing and
capturing many of the enemy. Our
casualties will probably aggregate
'2M. Full reports today! Casualties
of the insurgents very heavy. We
have buried some 500 of their dead
and hold 500 prisoners. Their loss in
killed, wounded and prisoners is prob
ably 4.000. We took the waterworks
pumping station yesterday six miles
out. Considerable skirmishing, but
men: v made no stand. Pumps dam-
nged. will le working in a week. Have
a numler of condensers set in the
city which furnish good water. Troops
in 'excellent spirits. Quiet prevails.
Mure of t lie Detail.
Manila. Feb. 7, 10::$0 a. ni.
I.ate yesterday afternoon Hales' bri
gade advanced and took earthworks
at Singalon. Four companies of a
Nebraska regiment and part of the
I'tah battery with two tield guns and
two Hotchkiss guns met the enemy
on a hill a half mile out. A sharp
engagement took place, in which the
Nebraskaus lost one dead and three
wounded. The Filipinos were driven
back, retiring in had order, cirrying
away the valves and heads of" the
(-learn chest and cylinder of the pump
Control the Situation.
Manila. Feb. 7. ::4o p. m. The
Americans as this dispatch is leing
ent are in complete control of the
situation within a radius of nine
miles around Manila, their line ex
tending to Malalion on the north and
laranajue on the south am' arc fully
J.'t miles long. While a few detached
bodies of the enemy otTer desultory
opposition, the main body of rebels is
in full rrtreat. utterly " routed. Of
the hordes of troops originally drawn
up in lattle array against the Ameri
cans, limy one-unrti are already m-
capsciated and the others are scattered
in every direction.
Manila. Feb. 7. .1:10 p. ra. Agui
naldo has issued two proclamations.
The tirst declares that the Americans
opened tlie tight and calls upon the
Made from pure
cream of tartar.
Safeguards the food
Ainu bitine powders are tie greatest
tarmcrn to health of the present day.
aot mum nnci to. , m mm.
w w- rj i im ' f ' 'r
Otis of the Situation in the Far
and Three Thousand More Are Either
Filipino congress to suspend the con
stitution. The second sava: --We
fought ancient oppressors without
camps, we now trust to God to de
fend u.i against a foreign foe.' The
Nebraskans have recovered t he lost
parts of the pumping machinery of
the water works, wnicn assures the
speedy resumption of the water sup
ply ot tne city.
An Aggressive C ampaign.
Washington. Feb. 7. It is under
stood the campaign against the 1'bil
ippine insurgents will be prosecuted
with vigor. The question was fully
discussed at today's cabinet meeting
and the conclusion reached that before
iermanent peace or security could be
secured, Aguinaldo's forces must be
made to lay down their arms. It is
cxpecteu mat ten. utis in coopera
tion with Dewey will push forward at
once giving the insurgents no chance
to recover from Sunday's defeat.
Kebel Force Driven Hack.
Hong Kong, Feb. 7. The latest ad
viced from Manila cay that the rebel
forces have been driven back ten miles,
and their losses are estimated at. 1,'jOQ
killed and wounded.
The Filipino Junta here has issued a
statement declaring: that the fighting
was only an outpoFt brush, due to
American aggression. It adds: "Gen
eral Aguinaldo had given Fpeclal orders
to the commanders to prevent hostilities
unless the Americans violated their
agreement by forcing the Filipino lints."
Only One Story of the Origin..
Manila, Feb. T. There Is Imt one story
here of the origin of the fight of Satur
day night and Sunday. It originated
with the firing of a Xe!raS:r'S.T.rry
at Santa Mesa upon Filipinos who were
deliberately crossing the line; aft:-r re
peated warnings, with the evident pur
pose of 'drawing our f.re. . The first shot
from-the-American sentry was evident
ly accept d as a pre-arranged flg.ial. lor
it was followed almost immediately by
a terrific fusillade ah ng the entire Fili
pino line on the north side ot the Pasig
river. The American outposts returned
the fire with such vigor that the Fili
pino fire was checked until the arrival
of re-enforcementp. The American fir
ing line consisted of the Third artillery,
the Kansas and Mcntar.a reg:m?nts. the
Minnesota regiment, the Ienn5ylvan
ians, the Xebraskans. the I'tah bittery,
the Iuahos. the Va5hingtns. the Call
fornlans. the Fourth cavalry. North Da
kota volunteers. Sixth artillery, and
Filipino Artillery Xot Kflrirtlve.
The Filipinos brought artillery into
action at Oalingatan at 1C:C0. but it
was not effective. During the night the
lTnited States warship poured a hot fire
Into the Filipino trenches at Caluaean,
and by 1 a .m. the Americans had ap
parently completely routed the eremy
and had taken the villages of Falaw
pnng. Santa Mera. Paco. Sananta. San
Pedro. Macorte. Fandoncan and Papai.
had destroyed hundreds of native hut.T
and had secured position of the wattr
train and reservoirs, a distance of over
Fix miles. The Tennessees Joined the
firing line at 10 o'clock cn Sunday
morning and assisted In capturing San
Notable Event of the Fight.
One of the most notable events of
Sundays work was driving the Fil
ipinos out of their stronghold at Faco
by the reserve of a few companies of
Califcrniars commanded by Colonel
Dii!).cc. The main road to the village
was lined try native huts full of Fil
fr.ino Fharpphooters. After they had
been firing upon General King and hi?
staff, killing a driver, and firing on an
ambulance of the Ked Cross society.
Colonel Dubcve ordered the huts to le
ileared and burr.ed. The Filipinos con
centrated in Paco church and convent,
nhere they made a determined stand in
the upper stories. A platoon cf Cali
fcrniars stationed on a neighboring
bridge maintained a hot fire on the Fil
ipinos, but was unable to dislodge them.
Set the KLonghold on Fire.
In tha frao -f a terrific fusillade Cf,.
onel Duboee and a few volunteers I
dashed Into the church, scattered ccil
oil inside of it. set fire to the oil and
r tired. In the meantime Captair.lyer-s
b-t'ery of the Sixth artillery bombard- d
t he church, dropping a dozen Fhells Into
the tower and roof. Company L. and
lart of company O. of the Cahfornians.
charged Into the church, but were un
able to ascend the single flight of steps
leading to the story above. After the
incendiaries had retired a company of
the Idaho and the Washington guards.
j stationed on either side of the building.
picked off the Filipinos as they were
tmoked ont. Many of the rebels, how
ever, escaped Into the brush in the rear
of the church. The Americans captured
fifty-three of the rebels, and during the
fighting about the church twenty of the
rebels were killed.
OFFICIAL LIST OF CASUALTIES
Thirty-Six of Onr Men Killed and Forty
One Wo an (led Few Ci Serions.
.Wath.ip.st9n. Feb. VT. Prcxted by
General Otis' promise of Sunday alht
to send along the list of casualties at
the earliest possible moment, the friends
or the toldlers at Manila besieged the
war department yesterday by telegram
and word of mouth for Information from
the scene of the battle In the Philipines.
The list was long in coming, a fact ex
plained by the cutting of the telegraph
wires along the American front, which
prevented early reports from the di
vision commanders. When General Otis'
casualty lists begzyi to come over the
cables they were somewhat confusing,
probably due to the fast that there are
nineteen different lines between Manila
and Washington. The immediate effect
was to cause some errors to be made
in the reported list of killed. After
great difficulty the officials of the war
department arranged the previous cas
ualty lists into the following single list.
which is believed to be substantially ac
curate and was made up as an official
substitute list for the prior lists
First brigade. First division: Tenth
Pennsylvania Major E. Brierer. flesh
wound on arm, slight; Lieutenant Al
bert J. Buttermore. flesh wound, slight
Sergearft Joseph Sheldon, company H
slight flesh- wound: Private Hiram
Conger, company D. abdomen, serious
Private Kdward Caldwell. n pany C,
lung, serious; Private Debault, flesh
First Montana Private Reynolds,
company II. slight wound; Privata
Charles Rummels. flesh wound, slight;
Corporal Hayes, company H, missing,
probably killed: Private Jhn Sorcnsen,
company L. head wounded, probably
dead: Private Mayersick. lungs, serl
ous; corporal s-Kinner, company i.sugnt
First Colorado Private Ort on Twever,
company U, wounded: Private Charlea
F. Morrison, company B, wounded; Fri
vate Maurice Parkhurst. wounded;
Private C. D. White, company D. miss
ing. supposed to be drowned: Private
Elmer F. Doran, company I. killed:
Corporal William II. Erie, comrany I
wounded; Private Charles U. Hoycc
company I... ilesh wound; Private
Charlis Carlson, company I., killed:
First Laentenant Charles Haughwount.
First South Dakota Private Horace
J. McOrackon. company H. killed: Pri
vate Fred K. Gren. company I, Killed:
Private William J. Lewis, company I
killed: Private Benjamin Phepps, com
pany K. wounded in right thigh; Cor
poral Eugene E. Stevens, company K
wounded in right thigh: Private Frank
G. McLain, wounded in right hip: Hiram
Fay, wounded in right knee; Corporal
Carl H. Osgood, company F, sprained
knee: Private A. Haskell, company I
slight wound in neck.
Third artillery Sergeant Bernard
Sharp, flesh wound leg. slight: Private
Orian Ryan, company L. shot in head,
Eerious: Trivate Edward Lundstrom,
company I shot through hand, slight;
Private James Gleason, company L,
lesh wound, slight.
Fourteenth infantry Killed. Cor
poral Guy B. Soden. company E; Cor
poral Henry F. Thompson, company M
Private- Jesse A. Hale, company A:
Maurice Seaman, company A; Louis V
Dietz, company D: James Harvey
Knight, company M; Charles W. Doug
las, company M: Frank H. Issing-
hausen, company M: Charles A. Seitz
company M; Alphone Bonner, company
M: Peter M. Storment. company I.
Sixth artillery Killed, Private W. A.
Goodman, company D.
First Idaho Killed. Major Ed Mc-
Conviile: Corporal Frank R. Calwerl.
company B; Private James Frazer,
First California Killed. Private J. J
Dewar. company K; Tom Bryan, com
pany H: Joseph Maher, company M.
First Washington Killed. Corporal
George W. McGowan, company A; Pri
vate Ralph . Simonas. company A;
George B. Reichart. Frank Smith. Mat
thias H. Cherry, Sherman Harding. Ed
ward H. Perry, company I; Walter X.
Hanson, company L; Arno. H. Meickel,
First Washington Wounded. Ser
geant Samuel E. Itoakler. company I
Corporal James Neary, company M;
Musician Joseph W. Osberger, company
M: Private Dixon A. Everett, company
A: Michael Kennedy. Augustin Berry,
company F: Benjamin A. Harbour,
Hugh P. McClellan. Herman Stein
ha gen: O. B. Wright, company I: Wm.
Sloat. company K: Arthur L. Osleurn.
company M: Richard Hughes, company
M: Albert E. Barth. company M.
Lieutenant James Mitchell. Four
teenth infantry, died of wounds at 2:03
P .TV- Feb..: Private G...W.. ItalL com-
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The way women trifle with health
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does a good disposition. Disease makes
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I e?? "V'-lm. c. Smith. First Ten!
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AGONCILLO AT lit),.
lie Bears or the Ilatificatfan. bat -0 ot
Vet Lase If ope.
Montreal. Feb. 7. Agcnc Uci bad
extremely busy day of it yesterday.
Newspaper men and people drawn In
curiosity thronged his room all day
and the Filipino envoy was k?pt busy
answering question after he had fin
ished his breakfast. The mterv.ews in
the evening rapers amused bim greatly.
"They have come here and askei me all
sorts of questions." he said, "and then
they have gone away and printed what
they liked or what they thought X
should have said." Agor.clllo was shown
the Associated Press dispatches con
cerning the ratification or the peace
treaty. He read them with interest.
The final vote interested him in par
When pressed to express an opinion
on the senate's action he declined. "I
cannot say anything Just no'. I am
not yet aware of the circumstances. I
really cannot say anything about the
matter until I have had an opportunity
to fully consider the situation. Neither
can I sav an v thins: about my future
movements. They are entirely de
pendent upon circunr.stanc-s." The Fili
pino envoy apparently does not recog
nize the action of the renats yesterday
as a negative reply to his mission. He
has not yet the news he professed to
have come to Canada to get, but he
hopes to soon.
Washington. Feb. 7. Tlie Filipino
Junta here is in a state of bewilderment
Senor Agoncillo. its head, fled so hur
riedly that he failed to leave instruc
tions for the balance of the Junta, and
they accordingly are dependent upon
word from him as well as hampered by
the serious) illness of one of them. Their
counsel. Ralston & Siddons. withdrew
from any relations with them, because
the counsel considered their duty to the
government paramount to their duty to
their clients, now that war has begun.
Lopez was asked: "How long will
you remain in this country?
'So long as the American people, the
American senate, have Justice for us."
Probably an Iowa Alan.
Denver. Feb. 7. The published list
of the soldiers killed in the battle with
the insurgents at Manila contains the
name of Private E'mer I. Doran. of
company I. First Colorado regiment.
The name Doran does not appear on the
muster rolls, it is presumed that the
man killed is Elmer F. Dean, who
hailed from Martinsburg, la., and whose
nearest relative is Henry Bartlett, of
New Whisky Combination.
Chicago. Feb. 7. The attorneys of the
whisky trust announced yesterday that
the new combination will be launched
bvfore the close of February wl!.h a cap
ital approximating $60.C00.C0O. TheAmer-i-an
Spirits Manufacturing company is
thus assured almost absolute control of
the entire whisky trade of the country.
.Candy Trust Is the Latest.
Chicago. Feb. 7. Xegotiations are In
progress in this city for the formation
of a candy trust, composed of about
forty of the leading manufacturers of
staple confections in the ITnlted Statea.
QUARANTINE ' EXTRAORDINARY
Sufferer Thereby Tnnnel and Threaten to
Appeal to the Law.
Omaha, Neb., Feb. 7. The Vendome
hotel prisoners, quarantined because
there are several cases of smallpox In
the hotel, continue to be the source of
great trouble to the city officials. A
number of traveling men who are in
carcerated there have arranged to be
gin habeas corpus proceedings to secure
their release, claiming that they r.re
deprived of their liberty without process
Many of the men Imprisoned there
have escaped, in spite of the vigilance cf
the police. Saturday night several of
the prisoners were found tunneling
through to the cellar of the adjoining
bouse. Had they been left alone an
hour longer all would have escaped. It
is costing the city $."00 a day, as it Is
forced to pay the total cost of con
ducting the hotel while in official chargi
of the hostelry.
Woman Itody Found on a Bridge.
Nashville. Feb. 7. Karly yesterday
morning the half-clad body of a white
woman was found on a bridge across
the Cumberland In the outskirts of the
city. Evidences pointed to a prepara
tions for throwing the body to the
river. Brought to the city Identification
was established and J. D. Clark, a lum
ber drummer, was arrested on a charge
or murder. I ne woman was known a?
the wife cf Clark, but whether she was
his wife or paramour has not been fully
Antl-Ureyfus Dill I Urfeatrd.
Paris, Feb. 7. The bill proposing to
send all casvS of trial revision to the
whole court of cassation.drafted. as It is
claimed, to defeat the Dreyfus trial
revision, was rejected yesterday by the
committee of the deputies to which It
was referred. The committee's decision
was reached after the premier, M.
Dupuy. had presented the government s
views and had strongly urged the adop
tion of the bill.
WeleomlaK Krean lam.
"As far as fresh cares art concerned, "
6aiil a man cf mature years, "as 1 Krow
older I rather welcome them. They blot
out tho old cares completely aud so
show bow unsubstantial they were, and
I kuo-.v that in due course these new
cares will be supplanted by others and
will as .completely give way to them.
Thus I am coustautly reminded that
our cares really don't amount to tnucb,
except as wo imagine them great, aud
I expect to eee the day wheu I shall
give but scanty room to them aud not
be disturbed by them at all." Z'tw
The Grip Care That Doe Care.'
Laxative llromo Quinine Tablets re
moves the cause that produces. la
rripne. Ihejrenuine has L. 13. Q. on
leach tablet. 2o teuU.
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.
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smooth effects, rough effects, light colors, or dark
colors, worth $10, $12, $13. 50, and $15 for - .
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some as high as $12.00, for
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REPORT ABOUT READY
War investigators Have Nearly
Completed the Work They
Were Given to Do.
WILL EXAMINE CHEMICAL EXPEETS
Who Iiave Been Analyzing Samples of
Canned MraU-Ilcef Inquiry at Havana
Finds Nearly ll.OOO Cans Spoiled by Air
Getting Inside-Iiaron Pat I'p In 1891
Found Fresh Soldiers Prefer Kefrig
crated to Iloof Beef.
Washington. Feb. T. The war inves
tigation commission held an all day
session yesterday, censiderirg its report.
which it is now said will be ready for
transmission to the president by tomor
row. The reports of the chemical ex
perts have been received on the analyses
of the beef samples submitted, but it is
intended tocall the chemists themselves
to identify their reports, and If nee?
sary amplify them by verbal testimony.
This will necessitate another day of
open session at least bsfore the work of
the commission is completed- The com
mission adopted apircpriate resolutions
on the death of Colonel E-extcn.
Reef Investigation at Havana.
Havana, Feb. 7. Th? board of meat
survey, of which Captain William L.
Pitcher, of the Kighth Infantry, is pres
ident, found as the result of an inquiry
yesterday that the contents of 10.848
cans are unfit for human food, ana have
recommended that the inspector. Goi.
Reade. condemn the meat. Col. Reade
has confirmed the b:ard's finding. Oth
er lots will be examined today. Among
the rations drawn for distribution to
the destitute at Ia Punta relief station
are several undred cans of spoiled
meat, though among them there was
no car. of Lil.by. McNeill & I.ibljy, as
was erroneously rumored at first. In
quiry with resp?ct to them sir.s to
show that since the meat was bought'
by the government most of it has been
stored In damp warehouses or carried
in the holds of vessels.
Air iot Into the Cans.
The cans have rusted, the airwas thus
admitted, and consequently the contents
decomposed. The meat has probe bly
been packed for a long time. On the
other hand a quantity f lpacn earned
in 1SSI was found to be fresh. At sever
al other re'ief stations tainted salmon
and spoiled tomatoes were discovered
by the board of meat survey, and It ap
pears that from 1 to 2 per cent, of the
meat Ifsued in Havana is bad. It is of
ficially reported that all the beef
brought by the United States transport
Michigan has been issued and consumed
with the exception of about sixty
pounds that had to be left outside the
Refrigerated Beef Liked Best.
The Seventh corps is now eating hoof
beef bought In the local market, but
Oeneral Arnold says the men are com
plaining of its toughness and prefer re
Glad Tidings to Asthma BafTerera. '
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AbLUS V 1AT.LU TELEGRAMS.
At Medfurd. Wis.. Charles Murray,
aged 60. a tanner, committed suicide.
The Y. C. A., of Janesville, Wia. is
now out f deljt, having paid up a $9.-
t-nen ! . Kur.yan. one or Chicago s
leading lawyers:, died at his home there
yesterday, aged CS.
Kmraett Haywood, who, at Chicago
shot and killed his wife Clara and then
shot himself in the head, died later.
Fire destroyed the village of Nagy
probroes, Hungary. Twenty men and
600 head of cattle perished in the flames.
Sir Henry Campbell-Itannerman, for
merly chief secretary for Ireland, has
been elected leader of the British
Arrangements are being mad at Chi
cago for the erection of the County
Democracy bi'ildirg. which is to be ten
Harry Hjward and Frank Flynn res
cued four young children of Mr. and
Mrs. Philip Casner from a burning
house at Chicago.
Mrs. Gertrude Teller, of Bowling
Green. O., was seriously burned, the
heat from a fire iginiting a celluloid
comb in her hair.
General Count von Caprivi.the former
chancellor of the German empire, is
dead, aged 6S. He was the man who
succeeded. Bismaj-ck. . , ....
KfTolt in Ctngusj IJutcled.
Montevideo, Feb. 7. The government
forces have defeated and captured the
Coloradoswho rect-ntiy revolted against
Senor Cuestos, the provisional president
of Uruguay. Tranquillity is now re
stored. Aceord.ng to Promise.
"Now that you've got ' your dog
again," 6aid tne roun looKiug man,
pocketing the reward, "you might ask
me if I wouldn't like something to
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years. I ran across your CAM.AKe.in in me
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