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ROCK ISLAND, ILIi., SATURDAY, MARCH 18, 1S99.
Great Battleship Reaches
Philippines in Good
IS READY TOE ANY EMERGENCY,
So Say Admiral Dewej Spain Signature
to the I'eace 1 reity F. eportecl by Ainbas
udor CimboB, of France. Who I Asked
by Secretary Hay to Continue to Act In
the final Formalities.
Washington, March 1. The navy
department is advised of the arriva
of the battleship Oregon at Manila
I ii the cablegram announcing the bat-
. . . ....
tlcship'a arrival. Dewey added: "lne
Oregon is in lit condition lor any
American Force Reorganized.
Manila. March 18. 10:30 a. in. The
entire American force has leen reorgan
i.ed. two divisions of three brigades
each formed. Lawton has as
sumed command of the 1st, and Ma.
carthur of the 2d. A separate bri
gade will le assigned to provost guard
diiiv. An attack was made bv the
rMl vpstrd:iv on the batterv at
Iima church, but were repulsed by
the Pentsvlvanians with heavy loss.
OTIS LOOKS FOK A CLIMAX.
Oat He Send for Some Light (inns An
Washington, March IS. There was
much reticence shown at the war de
partment yesterday to discuss a cable
Uispatch from Cleneral Otis which was
regarded us mot important Iy these
who rnad it. as indicating that hostili
tis might cease very suddenly in the
Philippines and a collapse of the insur
rection come at any time. Otis cabled
that a climax might come at any hour.
The reasons for this belief of CJneral
Otis was not stated. General Otis' cable.
caused a great deal of gratification. Ii
was sent to the president at Thomas
ville. !a. one thing that looked incon
sistent with a sudden close of the war.
however, was a cable from Otis asking
for light batteries to use in the moun
tains; also Hotchkiss guns.
Hong Kong. March 17. The following
general view of the situation is from a
correspondent of the Associated Press
at Manila and has evidently not been
rubjected to censorship: "The most re
markable feature of the situation is
the inability of the Americans and resi
dents to estimate the numbers, resources
und plans of the Filipinos. Prominent
generals think that two or three disas
trous battles will break their spirit and
make them sue for terms. A majority
of the English and other residents aie '
of the opinion that the extermination of
the Tagalos is the only guarantee of
peace; that they can easily be whipped
if they give battle, but that they will
clcclge a meeting with the Americans in
United States Consul Williams says:
"I don't expect to live to see the end of
the war." The rebels shift about so
much that it is impossible to estimate
their numbers. The correspondent
questioned several generals as to the
number of the rebels, and the replies
ranged from 'JO.OOO to 100.0CO. The esti
mates of the quantity ft arms possessed
by the rebels are equally uncertain. The
best authorities say CO. 000. Large sec
tions of the armed natives are ignorant
of the use of their weapons.
The country beyond the American
lines is rice fields, cane and brush. The
rebels are familiar with every Inch of
it and it affords fine hieing places. The
residents say the Tagalos are unani
mously rebels and they predict the
Americans will be resisted at Mindoro
and Mindar.ao and that they will be
c.hliged to subdue them. The extent of
the support which the other Luzon
tribe are giving Aguinaldo is a mys
tery. It 1.4 known that several regiments
were under arms before the outbreak,
but the majority of them are supposed
to be Jealous cf the Tagalos. who are
reHrted to be treating the other tribes
in the fashion of the Spaniards domi
nating the island and holding all the of
fices. The Oriental character Is so deceptive
that residents of Manila are ignorant
as to whether their own servants sym
pathize with the rebels or not. It is
known that a rc-hel organization exists
in the ."iy. and the evidence-is grow
ing that tl ere was a widespread plot to
as.jassinate the Americans, the signal
being the commencement of hostilities.
The servants were instructed to kill
their employers, but they were terror
ized by the vencear.ee dealt out to of
fenders and they weakened. Every
Tagalo would have cut his employer's
throat if he dared, or at least this is a
The faithlessness of the natives is Il
lustrated by the action of the commis
sioners who ctme hrre to offer the al
legiance of the island of Negro. It is
now known that they were in friendly
Made from pure
cream of tartar.
Safeguards the food
Alum bating powders are the greatest
mcoaccrs to health of the present day.
nvat swo rr .
nere. xne rebels have Ceen resuppliea
with ammunition and are using smoke
PREYED ON FIRE VICTIMS
' Yorker Attempts to Bob Abner He.
Klnley Leland Not Insane.
New York. March 18. A man who
;ave his name as Track Kane was ar
raigned in the police court, accused of
trying to steal jewelrv belonging to
Abner McKinlev valued at $3,000 to
$10,000 during the Windsor hotel
ew lork, March 18. The most
complete list of casualties of the
Windsor tire shows 14 killed, ami pos
sibly lo. iorty are missing and 52
injured whose whereabouts are
known. The dead include the wife of
J. S. Kirk, of Chicago; the wife and
daughter of arren L. Leland. Mrs.
Addie Gibson, of Cincinnati. Iceland's
mental condition is reported consid
erably improved this morning, lhe
ruins are still too hot to search for
the bodies. The firemen worked all
night, as the flames start up at inter.
vals in spite of their efforts. The
side and rear walls are in a dangerous
condition. The police keep citizens a
The !ooks of the hotel, including
the register, were found today. A
copy of the register was made, and
from it the police hope to make a
lairly accurate list of the missinjr.
w arren Iceland. Jr., stated emphati
cally that though his father was pros
trated with grief he was not at all in
sane, as has been reported. A dozen
or more heretofore reported missing
turned up safely today.
DEWEY MAY COME HOME.
Inn Letter to Ills Son In Vermont the Ad
miral K presses This Hope.
Hiitlnnd t March IK f ionriro
Dewey has received a letter from his
father, the admiral. He savs he is
n irooil honlth filthoiirrh ui-iitrwliat
fatigued, a d expressed the hope his
task would be finished ln-fore lonjj.
Charles Dewey expects his brother
will arrive in Washington about
EIGHTH IN CHICAGO.
Colored Keglment Kearlies Illinois From
Chicago, March 18. The 8th Illi
nois (colored) infantrv arrived home
today. The regiment brought back
all but ID of its iuemlers. It pro
ceeded to the 7th regiment ariuorv.
where dinner was served and speeches
made in Udialf of the citv and state
bv Mayor Harrison and Cov. Tanner.
SPAIN'S SIGNING OFTREATY
Ambassador lambon Notifies State De
partment of Action.
Washington, March 6. Cambou,
the French ambassador, called at the
department of state ami served
formal notice of the signature
of the peace treat at Madrid.
Secretary Hay indicated the prefer
ence that Cambou act as agent for the
Spanish government iu the final rati
fication. POLITICS IN MICHIGAN.
ringree and the State Legislature No
New Political Party.
Lansing. March 18. Governor Pingree
denies1 any Intention to take part in the
fctmatlon of a new party at Buffalo in
July. He says he consented that Mayor
Jones use his name in culling a confer
ence to discuss political conditions. with
the distinct understanding that it was
to Ite simply a conference and that no
action binding any one was to be taken.
Railroad Commissioner Wcsselius has
addressed a long reply to governor
Pingree's letter announcing his inten
tion to not reappoint him. lie states
that he wrote most of the governor's
messages, and was the author of thi
railroad tax law. just enacted, which
was generally supposed to have been
drafted by the late Colonel Atkinson.
I!y a nearly unanimous vote thf- sen
ate rejected the nominations of Kolurt
Oakman, of Detroit, and Edwin M.
Irish, of Kalamazoo, to lie members of
the board of railroad assessors. Rep
resentative Davis, of Kalamazoo, re
fused to vote on a resolution indorsing
the administration of Railroad Ounmis
sicr.er Wes?"clius. whose successor was
appointed by Oovernor I'irgree. and
the house ordered him before the bar.
where he was severely reprimanded by
Speaker Adams. The resolution of in
dorsement was adopted." although thir
ty members dodged the vote.
Miners Will io uu a Strike.
Bloomir.gton. Ills.. March IS. The
trouble Itetwien the miners and th Mc
Lean County Coal company has as
sumed a serious form and the T.ro n in rs
have removed their tools and aft. r put
ting the mine in order will rh upon a
strike with the determination to stay
out until the operators agree t.. grant
the Springfield scale. r.S and S cents
with allowance for two feet if brush
ing. Twenty-seven Italians Surrender.
Lake City. Col.. March 1. Twenty-seven
striking Italian miners at
Henson surrendered through the di
plomacy of the Italian vice consul.
Sherman Much Hetter.
Washington, March in Gen. Miles
received a dispatch dated at I'once
Porto Rico, stating that ex-Secretarv
Sherman is very much letter.
It is better to preserve health than
to cure disease. Therefore, keep your
blood pure with Hood's Sarsaparilla
and be always well.
Pneumonia is the rjuick agent of
death. Fully one-third of recent
deaths have Iwen from pneumonia fol
lowing la grippe. Pneumonia cannot
follow the use of Foley's Honev and
INSPECTED THE PLANT
Armour's at Kansas City Looked
Over by the Military Court
of Inquiry. "
WHOLE PROCESS OF CANNING MEAT
Critically Examined, Except That of Kill
ingWitness Who Tells a Story That
Directly Contradicts a Foreman's as to
Spoiled Product Rejected by the Govern
ment Soldier Who Had No Complaint
to Slake of the Food Provided.
Kansas City, March 18. The army
b?ef court of inquiry arrived here from
Omaha at 6 a. m. yesterday. During
the morning an hour and a half was
spent in inspecting the Armour Pack
Ins plant, from which more than 1.GC0,
000 pounds of canned roast beef was
eold to the government during the re
cent war. No other plant here supplied
the army. William M. Miles, general
manager, and Superintendent Tourte'.ot
piloted the party through the different
departments, each of which with the
exception of the killing room was in
spected critically. They watched the
process of canning, sterilizing and
roasting. The foreman declared that
no preservatives had ever been used in
canning the beef.
The court returned up town at noon
and began taking testimony at 2:13.
Eleven witnesses were examined.
Had Two Car Loaclji Returned.
"William D. Miles, general manager of
the Armour plant, was the first wit
ness called. He said that his company
furnished the government refrigerated
ljeef during the Spanish war. It was
preserved by cold air. No chemicals
were used. His firm had furnished the
government with 1.000.C09 pounds of
canned roast beef. It was sold to Com
missary General Eagan at Washington
and Commissary Woodruff at New
York. The meal was inspec ted at Mo
bile and other points of delivery in the
south. Two car loads of the 1.G00.000
pounds was returned from Mobile, and
three car loads from Jacksonville. On
it9 return to Kansas City the company
inspected the meat and found that less
than one-half of 1 per cent, was bad.
The returned meat was put back into
stock and "possibly some of it was re
sold to the government." One portion
of it was resold to a foreign govern
ment and accepted.
Kind of Cattle I sed for Canning.
In reply to a question Mi'.es stated
that not less than half of the cattle
killed for canning purposes were cows.
The poorest grades of meat were not
used in canning: poorer grades were
made into "barreled beef." Nearly all
fat and bone matter was removed from
canned meat. A two-pound can would
contain 6 or 7 per cent, fat and from
one and one-half to two ounces of
"stock." or water in which beef had
been boiled. No salt was used in its
preparation. There was but one grade
used and all cans were labeled.
Not Careless Daring the Knitti.
II. L. Antone. foreman at Armour's
canning department, told of his depart
ment working day and night during
May and June, 1898, to fill the govern
ment's orders. Because of the big de
mand for "canners" it was necessary to
kill fresh cattle of a higher grade than
usually used. Notwithstanding the
rush proper precaution in packing was
taken and all cans were inspected fourJ
times ueiore tney lett tne plant. The
rejections amounted to one-half of 1
RAISES AN ISSLE OF VERACITY.
Ex-Employe and Antone Differ on a Ques
tion of Fact.
L. T. Jiaribo swore that in June, 1S9S,
he was in the employ of the Armour
company anil helDed in the canning de
A CAPABLE mother must be a healthy moihfer.
The experience of maternity should not be approached
without careful physical preparation.
' Correct and practical counsel is what the expectantand would
be mother needs and this counsel she can secure without cost by
and consulted a physician, but
not become pregnant.
Seeing one of your books. I wrote to you telling you
my.troubles and askinp- for advice. You an
swered my letter promptly and
the directions faithfully, and
much benefit that I cannot praise
Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Com
pound enough. I now find myself ,
pregnant and have begun its
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Mrs. Perley Mocltox,
Thetford. Vt., writes:
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I think Lydia E. Pinkham's
Vegetable Compound is an
excellent medicine. I took
several bottles of it before
the birth of my baby and
got along nicely. I had no
after-pains and am now
strong and enjoying good
health. Baby is also fat and
Mrs. Chas. Gerbig. 304 1
South Monroe St.. Balti
more. Md.. writes: "Dear.
Mrs. Pinkham Before tak
ing Lydia E. Pinkham's
Vegetable Compound I was
unable to become pregnant;
health is much improved, aud
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partment. He frequently nailed up
cases. Cans would often swell and
burst. In reply to a question witness de
clared that some days as muelias a
third of the cans prepared were rejected
fcr this and other reasons.
Antone was recalled and denied that
rtambo had worked in the earning de
partment at the time stated, or that the
number of cans rejected reached the
amount alleged by Kambo. Antone said
that a record was kept of all cans re
jected and the court instructed him to
bring this record before it tcday.
Later Rambo was recalled at Major
Lee's request. Rambo testified that he
had been "laid off" by the Armour com
pany about the middle of January last.
He produced a letter from the superin
tendent vouching for Ms "good conduct,
honesty and general character." In an
swer to questions by Major Lee Rambo
stated that two carloads of canned beef
sold to the government by Armour were
returned some time in May.
"What was the character of the re
turned meat?" asked Major Lee. "When
the cars were opened many of the cans
were found to have been bursted. Mag
gots were crawling everywhere. The
stench was so bad that ammonia had to
be used to kill it. I was employed in un
"What was done with the cans?"
"The opened cans were taken to the
cooking room. The others to the re
torts." "And then?" "I don't know. I
suppose the good meat was put on the
'About how many cans in the two cars
were spoiled?" asked Colonel (lillespie.
"I think they would average two to
the case. With S00 cases in the car that
would make 1.000 cans
Major Lee asked the witness if he had
ever seen government inspectors ex
amine any of the cans or cases. "I
never saw any inspection made. We all
helped put en the insnes tbn labels."
Dr. S. K. Hennett. of the bureau of
animal industry in Kansas City, and
Thomas W. Carmichae', a government
meat inspector, said th-? proportion of
cattle rejected because of disease or for
other reasons was from one to nine a
day. rarely as high as eight. John
Spence. foreman of the cutting depart
ment, testified as to the good quality of
cattle used for canning. Carl Iloltz
chue. a member of troop A, First Unit
ed States volunteer cavalry, said there
was no complaint of the canned roast
beef served on the voyage from Cuba
to Tampa. In Cuba up to June 22 each
soldier received a can of roaFt beef and
one pound of bacon, with potatoes and
bread as three days' rations, and there
was no complaint.
Illinois Sofons Artjorrn for tlie AVeok.
Springfield. Ills., March IS. In the
nous yesterday the omnibus appro
priation bill, providing for the expenses
of the state government during the next
two years, wag reported from the ap
propriations committee and advanced
to second reading. The police pension
bill and it was advanced to third read
ing. Resolutions oh the ieath of Joseph
Medill were edoptcd aii'l the house ad
journed for the week. There was but
one senator present in the senate
Warder and he adjourned for the
btate llanks of rilinoi.
Springfield. Ills.. March IS. The state
auditor's eiuarterly report on the con
dition of the 112 state banks was given
out yesterday. The most striking feat
ures of the report are the increase over
last quarter of $4,1C6.S0:; in savings de
posits, the increase of $!6.7."ri,S70 in in
dividual Oeposits, and the increase in
investments in bor.d3 and stocks i f $?..
5C4.C60. which latter Item shows that
such investments are buomlng more de
sirable to the brinks.
Legislation iu Wisconsin.
Madison. Wis.. March 18. The sen
ate took no action em the anti-pass bill
yesterday. It will disagree with ths
house in the matter of the claus-a mak
ing forfeiture of office a penalty for
accepting a pass. Ten bilis were passed.
The house passed the bill to regulate
the barbers. Fifteen other bills were
writing to Mrs. Pinkham at Lynn. Mass.
Mrs. Cora Gilson, Yates, Maaistee
Co., Mich., writes:
' Dear Mrs. Pinkham Two years ago
I began having such dull, heavy, drag
ging pains in my back, menses were pro
fuse and painful and was troubled with
leucorrhcea. I took patent medicines
received no benefit and could
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but since I have used it my
I have a big baby boy. th joy
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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.
ACTIVITY IS THE FEATURE.
l;iihiiiefcs Conditions Continue To Re En-
enuraging in All Lines.
New York, March IS. Cradstrcet's
says: An activity which in some direc
tions represents the continuance of pre
existing conditions and in others rellects
a special impulse communicated by the
r. ar approach of spiing forms the lead
ing note of this week's trade advices. In
the iron and steel industries activity
rontir.ues unabated, the upward ten
dency of prices being strikingly main
tained. The more springlike weatherhas
induced a greater keenness in the de
mand for seasonable goods. Cotton fab
rics generally are in a strong position.
Wool docs not display any animation,
though prices are maintained.
The lumber trade exhibits every indi
cation of activity. The cereals wr-ak-i
ned uuring the week, probably in sym
pathy with wheat, which experienced a
marked drop on Thursday, in part as
the result of heavy liquidation in Chi
cago nnd in part owing to reports of the
break of the drought in California and
1- tter news from other wheat growing
Business failures for the week num
l r Ti, an increase of -8 as compared
with last week, but a noticeable falling
c IT as compared with the corresponding1
weeks of the four preceding yeaig.
IScing Taken to Chicago for Rnrial Funer
al of 1. P. Hutchinson.
Chicago, March IS. The two sons-in-law
of Joseph Medill, Robert S. Mc
cormick and Robert W. Patterson, left
Fan Antonio yesterday with the remains
cf the editor of The Tribune. The re
turn to Chicago will be by way of
New- Orleans, and if the prearranged
train connections are made there the
body will arrive in Chicago tomorrow at
noon. Many honors will be paid the
memory of the dead. On the day of the
'uneral the city hall will be closed.
The Press club and many other organi
zations have passed resolutions of eym-
pnthy and eulogy.
The remains of Kenjamin P. Hutchin
son, once world-famous speculator,
l ave been brought from the sanitarium
nt Lake tleneva, where he died Thurs
day, at the age of Ti). to the house of
his daughter. Mrs. K. A. Lancaster. 2703
i'rairie avenue. Funeral services will
be held tomorrow at St. Paul's Univer
salis! church. The interment w ill be at
clracel.and. 1 iutchinson's end was sud
e'en, although his health had been feeble
for five years. No one of his relatives
reached his bedside before death came.
Window eTis 't"n ion 1Von ble Settled.
Pittsburg. March 18. The trouble in
the Window Glass Workers' associa
tion caused by the refusal of a former
treasurer to j.ay tills as ordered by
I 'resident Burns and the executive
board has been settled. The injunc
tion proceedings in the United States
court have been discontinued and the
two factions have reached an agree
ment. Fire Iestroys Several Buildings.
Tower Hill. His., March IS Fire at
midnight Thursday destroyed several
buildings before it was got under con
trol. The Dean & Richardson building.
occupied by It. H. nullir.gton. dry goods,
was totaJly destroyed. Losses are:
Iran & Richardson. $3,000; R. H. Eull-
irgton. ?5.0"0: postoffice building, $1,600,
and Morrison's grocery, $2,500.
The most satisfactory piece of clothing in your
clothing 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.
A PLOW COMBINE PROPOSED.
Itut F. A. Head says Announcement Is Pre
The Chicago Times-Herald of today
states that a plow combine is forming
in that city, with a capital of Sbo.UUU.-
000, anil mentions among the pros
pective members of the trust the
Kock Island Plow company, Ieere &
Co.. and the Moline Plow conipanv.
Vice President F. A. Head, of the
Kock Island Plow company, said to
clay that there had been telk of a com
bine, but the announcement was pre
mature. He said his company had
not been consulted on the proposition
To Core a Cold in One Day.
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets.
All druggists refund the money if it
fails to cure. 25c. lhe genuine has
L. B. Q. on each tablet.
The real estate and personal taxes
are now due and payable at the town
ship collector's ollice on the lirst lloor
of the court house.
Timothv O'Neill, Collector.
Hard Coal, Coke and Wood.
Indiana block for furnaces, cannel
for grates. Cable and Athens lump
ana nut lor stoves.
K. Ii. McKow N.
M"r? Harriot Hand, who has ben
n.issing from her home at Madison,
Wis., with two small children of K. L.
Hand for more than a week, was found
at the hon-.j of G-. C. Thomas in Port
as The noble army of self-supporting
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in their hours of suffering.
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