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VOL. XI VII. XO. 122.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL., SATURDAY, MARCH 11, 1S99.
PRICE THREE CENTS.
Preparations for a Forward Move
in the Philip
pines. TAKE PLACE VEBY SOON.
Last of Spanish Soltliera Depart From
the Archipelago Ship I.oudinr Willi
Money to 1'ay Colnn Army S-lf-Sac-rllicioc
Heroes In the Navy Mile Ileef
Hutrtra Iinntry Ilearln Tmtlmonl in
Manila, March 11, :$ p. m. Exten
sive preparations are lx;in made for
a ireiieral advance of the American
forces. The movement will probably
take place soon. All is ijuiet, how.
ever, alonir the line. 1 be last oaten
of Spanish soldiers numlrtiriiijr SS.",
excepting the few in the hospitals
PAY FOR CUBAN ARMY.
A Ship Kali of .Money ISelnir Loaded in
New Vork. March 11. The trans
fcrrinj of funds to pay the Cuban
army to the transport Meade hean
thi.s mornini'. I he sunt roasurv money
was guarded bv a souad of picked
men of the loth infant rv and the
private armed guards and police. Ten
trucks were used. Half the money, or
a million and a half, was removed this
MILES' BEEF INQUIRY.
luininrnri'iiiriit of Testimony lEcfore the
i'onrt In Chit-ago.
Chicago, March 11. The military
court of inquiry into the Miles beef
charges began taking testimony here
today. llielirst witness was Maj.
Smith. Shatter's adjutant-general dur
ing the Santiago campaign, being
made major ot commissary in the lat
ter part of .In! v. He never heard any
ollii ial or unidii:ia! complaints as to
rations. lie ate canned beef himself
and freijiieiitly refrigerated lieef.
f which lie issued thousands of
pounds daily. It was of excellent
quality, in lirst-class condition. If any
was spoiled, it must have been due to
I he delay of delivery to the troops.
He always tried to have it delivered in
the cool of the morning. He had no
reason to believe the beef was treated
HERE ARE TWO BRAVE MEN.
Natal enlrrrn Who Decline I'romot ton In
a Seir S:n riiiclut; Spirit.
Washington. March 11. liear Ad
miral Higginson has declined the pro
motion olTered him by the depart
ment on the ground that his services
have not l.ccn of such conspicuous
merit to warrant it.
Lieut. Aaron Wan I has also declined
promotion because by accepting it he
would prevent his classmate from
reaching the llag rank.
THIS MAY BE OUR BLIZZARD.
Trrrllic Storm of Kaln and Wind in Okla
homa. WhU li May Freeze a. It Comes.
Oklahoma City. Okla.. March 11.
A terrific wind storm visited this
place early this morning, coining
iroui the southwest. For half an
hour it blew a gale and rain fell in
sheets. Nearly a hundred houses
were blown down. No lives were
lost. The damage is $."0,ti(Hi.
Ilig Klre in Mountain lirnvr.
Mountain (imvc, Mo.. March 11.
The most disastrous lire in the his
tory of the city occurred today.
Kiht brick business buildings with
contents were entire dest roved. Only
by the most heroic efforts was the re
mainder id the business portion of the
city saved. The loss is Ioii.oho.
Anirir:tm Ahead in Che Tournament.
New Vork. Marc h 11. l'lay was re
sumed in the international chess
match for the Xewnes championship.
Showalter won over Atkins in o'.i
moves. Voight ami Jacobs drew af
ter II moves. The score then stood
two games to one iu favor of the
Chief of Court of l and Claim.
Washington. March 11. The presi-I'l-nt
appointed" Joseph John K. Keid.
of Iowa, chief justice of the court of
private land claims.
A rare combination of homeo
pathy and allopathy is found in
I irangc inc." "
Made from pure
cream of tartar.
Safeguards the food
Alum tvikirtj powders are fix ceatest
mtnaccrs to btolth of the present day.
t sn -NTe e-j . sr
SAW THE BEEF CANNED.
Court of Inquiry Put, In Another Day at
Chicago. Stock Yard.
CSilrago. March 11 The court of in
quiry rffumed its Investigation of beef
yfrtrtZay ty examining the processes of
preparation at the stock yards Sever
al packing houses were inspected, most
cf the time being spent in examining
the methods of one of the companies
which deals exclusively in canned goods
The various stai?-9 from killing the beef
to labeling the can. were witnessed. Di.
l;icrIov. who is with the court as ex-
jcrt. sot narr.plea of the tluid which r
mained in the vats after the meat had
I en boiled for canning, and will exam
ir.e it to determine the quantity of nu
trim'-nt it contains.
The court was at Armour's whn
lunch hour arrived and the center of
the board set by Manager Meeker was
a stew made from a can of beef that
had been to Porto Rico and back. It
was eaten and relished ty the guests to
SHAWNEETOWN DAMP AGAIN.
Ohio Slowly Spreading Over lha Toiro
Through the Hroken Levee.
Phawneetown, Ills., March 11 The
Ohio river has been running into Pr.aw
neetown through the break in the n nh
ltvee for a couple of days. It is com
ing slowly and only with the natural
rise cf the river. Knowing that the
flooding of the town was inevitable, the
break made in the levee last April not
having been repaired, the citizens pre
pared for its coming.
There will be no wrecking of property.
as was the case in the rush of water last
spring, and probably no loss of life. The
gauge marked 42 feet last evening and
will probably reach 43 feet. This will
barely go over Main street, and will not
reach any of the business houses, though
business Is practically at a standstill
on account of the flood.
(Germany Ituying Spanish Island.
New York. March II. A dispatch to
The Herald from Manila says: "Ocn
cral Hios. commander of the Spanish
forces, resigned, owing to the fact that
the government at Madrid consulted
with the archbishop of Manila as to the
best mean of liberating the Spanish
prisoners. On receiving satisfaction h"
resumed his office. Spain now requires
hirn to occupy the Caroline. Marianne
and l'elc-w islands, before handing them
over to Germany, which is apparently
Ciot m llullet from "lliz Mary."
Portland. Ind.. March 11. Shortly be
fore midnight Frank Whitesell went to
the Ktloon in Dunkirk kept by "Uig
Mary" O'Donnell and demanded ad
mittance. Heing refused he commenced
kicking the dunr. Tht- woman at last
opened the door and lirej at Whitesei;
with a revolver, the ball striking him
just above the right temple, penetrat
ing the skull. The wound will un
doubtedly prove fatal. Mrs. O'D nnell
is in custody.
Seuator Saw yer Not Very III.
Oshkosh. Wi. March 11. The report
in Milwaukee to the effect that former
Senator Sawyer is in a serious condi
tion ar.d in dang-ron account of threat
ened blood poisoning is vigorously
denied by his relatives and friends her
Th;! fumirr s. nator had a cold and an
attack of quinsy, but is practically ov.-r
it and is about town almost daily In
Appointed hy Ciiv-riuir Tanner.
Springfield. Ills., March 11. Governor
Tanner lias appointed Emory IJirks. of
Chicago, a state fish warden for Cook
county, and Manitl MeMunn. of Fox
lake, to a similar position. The gov
ernor removed I'hilip G. n the. of Chi
cago, anil I.,. I.. Mo-schkr. of Lyon,
from the offices of state ti-h wardens
for those localities.
Striker I'rerent Men Irnin Working.
Ier.ison. Tex.. March 11 A s-ri.u3
aspect of the strike situation was mani
fested yesterday when the striking min
ers int-rfered to prevent twenty-five
miner.-" from returning to work at mine
No. fi at 1-rf'high. The mines at I.ehih
and Coalgate are consequently idle.
Mrs. Fatpnrse You paint r-ictures
to order, don't your
fjreat Artist Yes, madam.
Mrs. Fatpnrse Well, I want a land
scape, with lots of deer and ducks and
quail and partridges and pheasants and
cattle and hlietp uud pigs, and so ou,
you ktiftw, and put a lake and an ocean
iu fresh aud salt water, you know
and be sure to have plenty of fith swim
ming around, because it's for the din
ing room. Boston Globe.
While Frederic Remington was in the
west he observed a well executed por
trait in a dark room on tho wall of a
cabin and asked whoso picture it was.
"That's my husband," said the wo
man cf the liousa carelessly.
"But it is hung with fatal effect, "
urged the artist.
"So was my husband, " snapped the
The ;rl Cure That Ioeti Care
Laxative Hromo luinine Tablets re
moves the cause that produces la
grippe. The genuine has I,. B. on
each tablet. 'Jo cents.
Oueen Start for Continent.
iAMidon. March 11. The .jucen
started for the continent today.
So much dejMMids upon the purity
of the blood that by taking llooda
Sarsajvirilla many different diseases
Not one child dies where ten
formerly died from croup. People
have learned the value of One Minute
Cough Cure and. use it for severe lung
anil throat troubles. I: immediately
stops coughing. It never fails. For
sale bv T- 1L Thomas. A. J. Rcissand
M. F. Bahnsen. druggists. j
Arnold's Bromo Celery cures head,
aches; 10, 25 and 50 cent. Keiss'
iCUBAN ARMY ROSTER
It Will Have To Be Created in the
Cases of a Good Many
EOLOIF EXPLAINS HOW IT WAS,
While Comes Show Why There Are So
Many Officers in the Insurgent Force
and Gives the Native Military Assembly
a Very Decided Snub Porto Ricans Hear
Irom the Cabac Military Chief Iiaudit
Captured Near Santiago.
Havana. March 11. The cr.ly ob?tac!
fvjw in the way of faying off the Cuban
tiocps is the completion of the rolls, a
work which Is teir.g hastened by In
spector General Roloff. He says that in
Forr.e casts the rosters of the com
mands must be created, as the old
rosters are either missing or too da
fective to be useful. He points out
that the insurgents often had no paper,
pens or ink. General Gomez explains
tha: C.COC ccrr.rr.issined and 10.000 non
commi.'slonci officers are relatively
largf numbers in an army of
privates, but that thtse officers In many
cafes leceived their appointments be
cause the Cubans have had other
way of recopnizing Lravery and stimu
"It may seem." he says, "a cheap
sort of promotion, but it meant a ?ood
deal to the Cubans." General Gomez
continues to produce an excellent im
pression upon the American military
Gomez Snnbs the Cuban Assembly.
The stories printed here and elsewhere
to the effect that Governor General
IJrooke intends to require the Cu'oan
military assemMy to discontinue its
meetings ar-? officially denied. Another
secret session, though it is said there
was no quorum, was held yesterday.
Yesterday morning tha committee ap
pointed Thursday by the assembly
called upon General Gomez to ask an
explanation of his conduct and a defini
tion of the understanding readied be
tween him and General Urooke, which
the committee declared had prevented
a successful issue of the assembly's
financial project. General Gomez de
clined to comply with the request.
Signs of Trouble in Porto Kiro.
Fan Juan de Porto Rico. March 11.
The letter said to have been written
early last mor.th by General Maximo
Gomez to Pcnor Etigenio Hestes. of this
island, and published in La Disousion
at Havana, as- well as many American
papers, in which the writer said he
would aid the Porto Iticans 1n every
way possible, and if necessary even by
the sword. Ins been republished here,
and is havirrg a had effect on certain
classes of Porto Ricans.
' Itaudits Are Growing Numerous.
Santiago da Cuba. March 11. The re
sults of the policy inaugurated at Ha
vana of discontinuing public works in
this province and throwing men out of
c-mploment are beginning to show.
Thursday six bandits were captured in
the neighborhood of Concercion. all of
whom were- formerly workers in the
road gangs They say they have r.o
mon and must either rol or starve.
They have 1 ",-n lodged in the city Jail,
but considerable sympathy is displayed
in th ir be half by the populace. Much
the same sort of thing is happening in
the district of Hotguin. where a brush
between bandits- and gen d'armes re
sulted in the killing of one of thi
BANK HAD BEEN ROBBED.
Concern at Amherst, Wis., Is Looted for a
Amherst. Wis . March 11. When the
officials of the liank of Amherst opened
the office yesterday it was f und that
it had been broken into and robbed. The
particulars could not be ascertained,
but the theft is believed to have been
a large one. There is no clue to the
robbers. Iloth the safe and the vault
had been cracked open with explosives
and entrance to the bank was probably
made by the use of skeleton keys.
The bank is capitalized at t-.".000 and
there was a large quantity of catih on
har.d at the time of the theft. L. A.
pomroy. cashier of the bank, could not
make any statement as to how much
the bank had lost. C. M. Nelson is
trsid.r.t of the institution.
I.. A. Pomeroy. cashier of the bank,
estimates the cash taken at about $5,270.
N'otvs and othr-r commercial paper were
scattered about the floor of the vault
ar.d the bank wiil probably not luse
anything except the rash. A reward
cf t:0i) is offered for the capture of the
Poor Little .lor" Poor Kipling!
New York. March 11. T'r.atle to keep
Kipling in ignorance of his favorite Jo
sephine's death the news was broken to
him last r.ight by Pr. Dunham. The
blow was a h-. avy one. but the father
bore up bravely. "How lor.g was she
ill?" he asked. He was then told as
much as the attendants thought wise.
Tears stood in the poet's eyes ar.d he
murmured half to himself, half aloud,
poor little Joe." It was thus he al
ways called the little one.
Gives Much Money Away.
Chicago. March 11. In the will of John
Quinty Adams, which was filed for pro
bate yesterday, the sum of $1jO,iXO is
bequeathed for public purposes. Of this
amount the American Sunday School
l.'nion gets $.0,000: Kockford college,
llockford. Ills . $50,000. and the Ameri
can I!ible society $10,000. About $:o.OOO
is divided among local seminaries and
societies. Adams was a prominent mem
ber of the board of trade.
Fatal firotnotlve Ktploilnn.
Denver. March 11. A Denver and Rio
Grand-? en?ine blow up at the crossing
of the Rio Grande and Santa Fe tracks
south of town, injuring one fatally ar.d
two seriously. Particulars are lakin
at thij timp. '
In the Hamtsof the Orator Now.
Chicago. March 11. The taking of evi- J
dnce inthe trial cf Barcn Cuit ven
ureuenreia' ror the Killing or Charles
Mcrtonald was completed yesterday and
Irosf cutor James Toed began his argu
ment. President Harper and Yale.
Chicago. March 11 President Harp:r,
of the Chicago university, said last night
that the report that he had been of
fered the presidency of. Yale college
was without any foundation. It had not
been offered him, he said, and if it had,
the chances were he would not leave
combine In Bricks in 'Wisconsin.
Appletcn. Wis.. March 11. All the
brick yards- at Neenih. Menasha. Kau
kauna. Green Ray. Depere, Duck Creek
and this city, fifteen in a'l. have formad
a combination to be known as the Fox
River Brick and Tile company. The
principal office will be located here. Tile
combine is capitalized at$00.O00.
IJolk Island Increae iu TVng?s.
Chicaeo, March 11. More than 3,000
employes of the roadway department
of the Chicago. Rock Island and Pacific
are to be made happy by an increase
in pay. Commencing at once every
section hand and employe of the road
way department on the whole system
will have his wages advanced from 5 to
10 per cer.t
Adjourned to Next Tueday.
Springfield. Ills.. March 11. The sen
ate met yesterday wi'.h only three
members present. An adjournment was
taken ur.til 5:."0 o'clock Monday after
noon. The house advanced a lare num
ber of important bills and also ad
journed to Monday at 5 p. in.
Beards are taxed 10 yen a year in a
Japaueso village in Awa county, Chiba
After I waa Indneed 4o try CASCA-
KF.TH, I will never bo without ttaem in the house.
Mr liver was la a very bail shape, and my lieact
acbed aud I bad stomaca trouble- Now. since lak
Iuk Cascorets. 1 feel fine.. My wife basal-.') used
Ibetn with beneficial results for sour siouiaeb."
Jos. KHfcUia.NU, l.'.'l Congress ,t , ft. Louis, Mo.
Plnnnr P.il.-itnhle. IV.tiTit. TaMC flood. Do
Good, Never Sicken. Weaken, or (ini e. 10c. Za.-.Wc.
... cuaE constipation. ...
Btrrlla BM4y Ctr. 4'hlcapo. Mnlral. New Yrl. 18
un Tfl JHf fold onil jinrnnirccl hy all ilnm
HU I U'UAll Kisl!i l t l 2il: Tubacco liubiU
ff yjJ'JJ CATHARTIC
; The Equitable
Life Assurance Society
Of the United Stales.
AsSUranCC applied for in
Examined and dcclincd -
New assurance sswcJ::--:;::--::-- - -
Assets December 31, :::
Assurance fund, $198,898,259.00, and all other
SurplUS-:::::::::::::::::::::::::::: :::::::::: :::: :::::::: :::::::::
Paid Policyholders in l898-:::::r-::-:::
Henry II. Hyde.
Chaiinecy M. I)cjew,
Win. A. Whcclock,
H. M. Alexander."
Cornelius X. llliss,
' Henry ('. Manjuand,
James II. Hyde,
(ieo. H. Squire.
Tlios. I. Jordan,
C. I?. Alexander.
Charles .S. Smith,
Henry 15. Hyde
James W. Al-andcr. Viec-IYuVidont.
iae K. Tarliell. Third Vice-I'resident.
Thomas D. Jordan. Comptroller.
Sidney D. Ripley, Treasurer.
H. B. SIMMON, Agent,
Rock Island. Illinois.
In the lot are silk lined overcoats, fancy back overcoats with silk shoulders,
in fact all the latest style clothes and made by the best tailors. Don't buy
until you have seen our line.
We Carry Overcoats from $4.39 up.
I THE LONDON. I
DECEMBER 31, 1S98.
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.lames '. Alexander,
'J'. Jefferson t'oolidjxc,
Jacob JI. ISchiir.
Wm. A. Tower,
John J.u-ob Astor,
(iae V.. Tarliell.
(ieore J. (iotild,
A. Van Santvoord.
Kdward W. I.amlert.
Sir W. C. Van Home,
II. M. Alexander, jr.,
Thomas S. Youn,
T. De. Witt Cuyler,
John A. Stewart,
I'cilit. T. Lincoln,
I). O. Mills.
II. J. Faircrhild.
M. K. Infills.
David II. Mollat.
A. Van Uercu,
James II. Hyde, Second Vice-IVesidi-nt.
(Icfirjc T. VVilsou, Fourth Vioe-l'resideiit.
William Alexander. .Secretary.
James v.. lxnn. Keistrar.
Imbert, Kdward Curtis, Melical
COUNTRYMAN & ERICSON, Managers,
The most satisfactory piect! of clothing in your
clothing1 belongings is a spring overcoat. Now
is the time to purchase one. We have by far
the best made and
Best Fitting Spring Overcoats
Offered in the Three Cities for
The overcoats are all new this season and made
to sell for $13.50 to $16.50. In order to make
this the banner spring overcoat season, we make
the price $10 00.
Levi I'. Morton,
Thomas T. Kckhart,
James II. Dunham,
Sidney 1 . Uijiley,
John J. McCook,
John K. Searles.
Samuel M. Inman,
lico. W. Carletoii,
K. lloiidinot Colt,
Joseph T. lyow,
J. F. Do Navorra.
Mclntyre, A-:stant Secretary.
the largest and
liest stock ever
It will be a
to make room
lor big bhip
are j noting
exlra bi; value
new line of
Come aud ncc
Davenport Furniture and
324, 326, 3?8 Brady St., Daveriport,
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