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VOL. XL.VII. ISO. 141.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL,., THURSDAY, APRIL. G, 1S99.
PRICE TIIREE CENTS.
TROUBLE AT NEGRQS.
Number of Bandits Attempt a Re
bellion and Kill Several
SOLDIEES TO SCE5E OP DISTUEB A5CE
Labrlrt, Headquarters of Rebels, Captured
mad Iestroyed A Week's Respite In
Hostilities. Chiefly to Allow Native
Time to Digest the Proclamation of the
In I ted States Com mlMlon-Bodies of
330 Heroes Baricd With Military Hon
ore at Washington.
Manila, April 6, 8:45 p. m. Col
Smith, governor of the island of Xe
rros, reports a number of bandits
headed by a man named Papaissio, at
tempted a rebellion March 27, and
killed several officials of Jumamaylas
lie also captured other officials, and
issued a proclamation calling UKn
the natives to rise and exterminate
the Americans and Spanish. Mai.
Si me and two companies of Califor-
uians were dispatched by water to the
scene of disturbance. Col. Duboice
and two other companies were sent
overland. April 2 the force marched
' 12 miles and captured Labnd, the
headquarters of the bandits, and tie
stroyed the town. The troops also
captured 35 prisoners, scattered Pa.-
paissio a forces, thus effectually juell-
ln? the rebellion at the outset.
There has been a week's respite in
hostilities, chiefly to allow the Filipi
nos time to digest the proclamation
of the United States commission. The
rebels remain remarkably quiet.
Sharpshooters on Lawton's line have
borrowed the Filipinos' tactics, and
are narrassing the rebels at nignt,
picking off one now and then. Mv
h;los is resuming a normal aspect and
business is going on. Preparations
are Ijeing made to establish a perma
nent camp for the troops, and the
soldiers are cleaning the city.
Advices from Samar are that the
revolutionists there are wearv. Their
leader. Gen. Lubkan, has deserted
with the funds. The inhabitants do-
sire American rule. MacArthur's
volunteers are receiving Krag-Jor-cnsen
OF LITTLK MK.MKM.
Dissolution of the Cuban Aemlly Not of
Ieai of Importance.
Manila, April 6, 10:45 a. .m The
t'nfted States cruiser Charleston, which
hu. been cruising along the west ooaft
of Luzon to the north, stnt a boat la
ehcre near Dagupan last Saturday to
make soundings. The rebels opene-i
fire, wounding a United States officer.
The cruiser thereupon bombarded ' the
town, the Insurgents evacuating it.
Havana. April C. The dissolution of
the Cuban military assembly, an
nounced In these dispatches yesterday,
does not cause any particular comment
among Cubans or Americans here, such
i step having been discounted long
ago. Th American military author
ities, while pleased that an obstacle to
the dispersal of the Cuban army has
been removed, had been preparing to
distribute th? J1.OC0.OC0 without the aid
of the assembly's rolls by causing to be
drawn up duplicate roll In this work
the provisional governors were co-op-crating
with the Cuban commanders in
their provinces. In addition, the as
sembly's rolls are being verified and
corrected by Independent Inquiries, a
task that may last another month. In
epite of this, the distribution of money
to the Cuban soldiers will possibly be
gin in the vicinity of Havana within
Urigands Are Pretty Hurt.
Plantation raids and the carrying off
of rattle and horses by outlaws are re
ported as taking place in the provinces
of Puerto Principe, Santa Clara. Ma
tanzas. and Pinar del Kio. The Cuban
troopo in the districts are chasing the
maraudcrr. no United States troops thus
far having ?en sent after them. The
military administration Intends to sup
press the so-called brigands at widely
separated points by means of the rural
guards and has no present intention of
sending American cavalry or infantry
through an unknown and tangled coun
try after theFe nimble thieve?.
Six companies of the Forty-ninth
Iowa volunteers left here yesterday for
Savannah, by the steamer San Antonio.
They will be quarantined at Pulaski.
Next week will probably see a majority
of the volunteers now remaining ia
Cuba on their way homeward.
Gat on She Havana Press.
r.umurs recently circulated to the
Made from pure
cream of tartar.
Safeguards the food
powders arc the greatest
ot the preset day.
I MMCI CO., MCW 1
effect" tfiat"?nf.nvfriii'arfrli iT?'t mi.
ernor general will soon be removed to
the city of Santa Clara are absolutely
denied by Governor General Brooke. It
Is reported that hereafter the editors of
newspapers will be responsible for ar
noes published by them. Heretofore in
dividual writers have been held legally
accountable, and the editors have hired
scapegoats to serve out the sentences
imposed for articles infringing the law.
Ernest Lee Conant and his associates
on the special commission inquiring into
Havana finances, in the course of an ex
haustive report to the local authorities
yesterday, estimate the city's income on
the new plan at J 2, 134.000 a year, or 12
per cent, more than former estimates
based upon the old regime.
MOOTED TRADE IJC SEAL ESTATE.
John Ball to Give HI West India Posses
slons for the Philippines,
New Tork. April 6. A special to The
Herald from Washington says: "Much
interest Is felt here in the proposition
originating with, the inhabitants of St.
ivltts. In the Leeward Islands, for the
exchange of the Philippines for the Brit
lsh West Indies. There are strong ar
guments In favor of such an exchange if
Great Britain can be induced to part
with her West Indian colonies, and
there is little doubt that If the people of
the United States had an opportunity to
choose between the Philippines and the
English possessions in the Caribbean
sea, they would prefer the latter. This
is particularly true of the residents in
the eastern states.
The possession of the British West
Indies would be of great importance to
tne united States from a military point
of view, as it would make the Caribbean
sea practically an American lake, and
would enable this country to dominate
completely all approaches to any future
Isthmian canal from the Atlantic side. It
would also bring the United States into
closer relations with Central and South
America, and would tend to develop
commerce with all the nations south of
Representative Myer. of Louisiana.
who as a member of the house commit
tee on naval affairs has given close at
tention to the new possessions of the
United States, said: 'As long as we are
In the business of buying and selling
and trading in sovereignty, I should pre-
ler, otner things being equal, to hold
possessions near the United States rath
er than at a distance.' "
Brings a Startling Report.
Fort Worth. Tex.. April 6. Dr. Charles
V. Harris, of the medical department of
the United States army, passed through
here en route to Washington on impor
tant business with the war department.
He comes from the Philippine islands
and pays the reports of the excellent
health of the American troops are fater.
Dr. Harris stated that many United
States aoliders. disheartened over their
physical condition, deliberately place
hemselves as a target for the enemy's
guns. It is the opinion of .Dr. Harris
that If the American troops remain in
the Philippines islands any great length
of tupie sickness and death is sure tu
THE PEACE CONFERENCE.
Ambassador White to Represent the Cnited
Berlin, April 6. United States Am
bassador White ha been appointed to
represent the United States at the
peace conference and accepted the ap
tointment todav. He informed the
Associated Press that he believes four
delegates will be sent by the United
States. The report that the dele
gates will be instructed in a certain
way was premature. Ia any case
nobody thinks of asking the United
States to reduce the size of its army,
While it is also remarked that the
United States is deeply interested in
the arbitration feature to be discussed
at the conference.
vtasmngton, April o. tne mem
bership of the delegation to the czar's
peace congress is announced as fol-
fows: White, ambassador to Ger
many; Xewell, minister to Nether
lands; President Scth Low, of Colum
bia cdllege; Capt. Crozicr, of the
ordnance department of the army;
Capt. A. 1. Manan, retired, of the
navv, and Frederick Holla, of New
York, secretary of the delegation.
BURIAL OF HEROES OF WAR.
Military Honor Iald to Remains of Sol
dier Dead at Arlington.
Washington, April e. With full
military honors in the presence of
President McKinley and cabinet and a
multitude of people, the bodies of
336 heroes of the Spanish war were
consigned this afternoon to their last
resting place in Arlington.
The relijrious services were verv
.... . . -
simple, lhere were no aauresses or
enloiries. The interment began at
the conclusion of the ceremonies, and
as the caskets were very heavy, the
work is slow and will probably oc
cupy two or three days.
ORDERED TO COSTA RICA.
Cruiser Detroit Sent to Protect American
Washington, April 6. The cruiser
Detroit has been ordered posthaste to
Costa Kica to protect American inter
ests as the result of the insurrection.
The department is also acting vigor
ously in the interest of American resi
dents at IJluefields. An energetic
protest by the diplomatic representa
tive will be followed by more sub
stantial action if necessary.
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MOVES UPON A TRUST
National Attorney General Au
thorizes a Suit Against an
0HAEGES MADE IS THE COMPLAIHT
Against a Concern That, as Alleged, Pro
poses to Dictate Output and Prices In.
dnstrial Commission Making a 8tndy of
the Commercial Combine Nicaragua
Making Trouble for Herself Again Tel
low Fever Dead to Stay in Cuba Awhile.
Washington, 'April 6. By direction of
Solicitor General Richards, with the ap
provai or Attorney ueneral Griggs, a
bill in equity has been prepared by
United States Attorney Wm. E. Bundy
bringing action in the United States cir
cuit court for the southern district of
Ohio against the Chesapeake and Ohio
Fuel Co., of Cincinnati, and fifteen
other companies or corporations, min
ers or producers and shippers of coal or
cok for violation of the anti-trust act
of July 2. 1S90. In addition to the
Chesapeake and Ohio Fuel Co. the de-
denfants in the case are given as fol
lows: Donald MacDonald, the Robin
son Coal Co.. W. R. Johnson, the
Kanawha Splint Coal Co., Carver Bros.,
Enoch Carver. Joseph Renshaw (re
ceiver for the big Black Band Coal
Co.), the 'Charlemere Coal Co.. McCal-
llster & Co., Mecca Coal and Coke Co.,
the Chesapeake Mining Co., the Coal
burg Colliery Co., the Montgomery Coal
Co.. the Belmont Coal Co.. and Harris
B. Smith (special receiver for the L:ns
Creek Coal and Coke Co.)
Allegations In the Bill.
It is alleged in the bill that the de
fendants on .December 15, 1897, entered
Into a contract and combination in the
form of a trust and conspiracy in re
straint of trade and commerce in regard
to the sale and production of coal and
coke, and in violation of law. The
agreement, it is paid, went into effect
about January 1. 1S9S. and since that
time they have monopolized and con
trolled the amount of coal and coke pro
duced in the Kanawha district, and
only permitted such amount of coal
mined and coke made by the several de
fendants as could be sold by the Chesa
peuke and Ohio Fuel Co., and that the
defendants were only permitted to ship
their proportionate amount of coal at
stipulated price and figured upon the
ratio designated in the contract, as
fixed by the executive committee.
' Anki Restraint By Injunction..
By this action, it is alleged, compe
tition in the sale of the same has been
wholly destroyed. The court is peti-
loned to enjoin the defendants from
selling 'or shipping any coal or coke
Into any state other than that In which
they reside, by virtue of their agree
ment which the court is asked to de
clare illegal and void.
Commission Is Studying the Trust.
The industrial commission yesterday
continued its conference with Prof.
Jinks, of Cornell university. In regard
to the preparation of a plan for the In
vestigation of trusts and their effect on
the Drices of labor. The commission
desires to make a very comprehensive
study of the trusts, to enable it to re
port some legislation to congress with a
view to their Judicious regulation. The
commission today resumed the taking
KICAKAGl'A GIVES MORE TROUBLE.
Intervention Aiked for to Give Protection
to American Business.
Wasington. April 6. Representative
Myer, of Louisiana, yesterday accom
panied to the state department a delega
tion of citizens of New Orleans who
seek the intervention of the United
States government to protect American
business on the Mosquito coast of Nic
aragua. They told Secretary Hay of
some of the embarrassments they were
under in conducting business in Nica
ragua, owing principally to what they
termed "the arbitrary and extortionate
actions of the Nicarauga officials." They
complained particularly against Gen
It was asserted that Torres had been
removed as governor of the Mosquito
country in 1894 upon the demand of the
American government, owing to his fail
ure to punish the murderer Aguello,
and it was maintained that his rein
statement now amounts to a breach of
the agreement on the part of Nicaragua.
The delegation also told of the oppres
sive actions of Torres in demanding
double payment of duties on imports,
and referred to other arbitrary acts on j
the part of the government.
Bead Must Stay Till Next Winter.
Washington. April 6. The result of
correspondence between Acting Secre
tary of War Meiklejohn and Surgeon
General Wyman. of the Marine hospital
service, regarding the return to this
country of the remains of the men who
died in Cuba of yellow fever, has been
the Issuance of orders by the former di
recting that none of the remains of yel
low fever victims shall be brought to j
the United States until cold weather re
Trouble at Rock Island Arsenal.
Washington. April 6. The trouble
among the Rock Island (Ills.) arsenal
employes. 159 of whom failed to report
for duty yesterday, has not been offi
cially brought to the attention of Act
ing Secretary of War Meiklejohn. Mei
klejohn learned of the renewed discon
tent through the press advices and It Is
likely the matter will be taken up for
Flagler's Successor Appointed.
Washington. April 6. The president
yesterday appointed Colonel Adelbert I.
Buffington to be brigadier general and
chief of the bureau of ordnance to suc
ceed the late General Flagler.
Inspector of Steam Vessels.
Washington, April C John D. SToane,
of St. Paul, has been appointed super
vhdng inspector of steam vessels for the
Finn district, composing "Minnesota,
Wisconsin and Iowa.
' Kew Librarian at His Post.
Washington, April . Herbert Put
nam, the new librarian of congress, took
the oath of offico yestercay and imme
diately entered upon the duties of his
LEGISLATION FOE ILLINOIS. I
Great Tulmnlt at th Passage In the Hons
of the Omnibus Appropriation.
Springfield. Ills.. April 6. The senate
yesterday sent the bill repealing the act
allowing warehouse men to deal In grain
to the warehouse committee. The bill
for a state pure food commission was
passed, and the bill providng a bounty
fni rupt Kiie-nr spnt to third renritnv
Roll-call In the house showed ninety- I
seven members present arter the rest
since last week. The bill increasing the
salaries of members to $1,500 a year was
At the night session of the house the
omnibus appropriation was up, carrying
J3.10O.0OO. The Democrats oppose the
ii em or tt.uuu ior tne ingsi services to l
the insurance department, and the Re- I
publicans lacked one of th seventy-sev
en votes necessary. Roll-call on the pas-
cage of the bill was ordered and as the
clerk began the speaker announced that
he had Just received' a telegram from
Representative Leahy. Democrat, at
Chicago, announcing his desire to vote
In the affirmative. The Democrats pro.
tested against the recording of a tele
graphic vote, but the- speaker firmly
maintained the stand he had- taken in
the face of an almost riotous tumult,
and ordered the vote recorded. Finally
Bush, Republican, whs had heretofore
rfiiMd tn vnt iirnfW, and nnnmincori
his vote in the affirmative and the Re-
publicans thus securea the ; necessary
seventy-seven and assented to the with-
drawal of the Leahy vote, and the bllljxjr
was ueciarea passed.
DEAD BY THE S0FS HAND.
Pathetic Scene at a Hospital Between
Dying Father and Mis Slayer.
Kansas City, April 6. Timothy Bros-
nahan, who lay dying at the German
hospital from a pistol shot wound in-
Hicted by his son John, called the latter
to his bedside yesterday, and between
groans and gasps advised the son how
he might best escape the trouble in
which his crime had involved him.
lirosnahon who was a gradinz contrnc
tor, was shot by the son during a fam-
Yesteriiflv n-hpn tolil he rnuld not livelw
the elder Brosnahan calleil for his son,
i , . . i i 1 1 i- i
biy: Get out of this trouble as best you
can, John. I'll do all I cati to save you
before I die. I hope you tvon't get into
much trouble about it. It was mostly
rhy fault; you had to shoe me.""
"I did not mean to kilfl you, father,
groaned the boy, and as he was placed
under arrest and led away he passed
his mothery who had r'Ctntly been di
vorced from the dying man, weeping in
.the hallway. Later the father died.
In Which the Husband Divides With
- Ills Wife and Leaves Her.
Bellevue, Ills., April 6. August Bar-
thel, a prominent attorney- of this place.
has separated from his vllfe. He has
given her all the property they had '
about $11,000 except their residence.
which he retains. Deeds of separation
and transfer of the property have been
signed and Just recorded.. One of the
witnesses to the deeds was Chris HII-
genstein. of Freeburg, Ills.
Last Saturday Barthel' went to his
law offlce, but suddenly returned home.
The kitchen door was locked. He burst
open the door and discovered Chris Hil-
genstein with Mrs. Barthel. Barthel
told his wife that all was ended be
tween them and made the settlement
then and there, compelling Hilgensteln
to witness the signing of the deeds.
Murderous Assault by a Tramp.
LaCrosse, Wis.. April 6. Late Tues
day afternoon Viuk Skorup, a Bohemian
tramp, made a murderous assault on a
woman living on the outskirts of the
city. The fellow entered the house and
made a demand for. money, and was re
fused, the woman ordering him out of
the house. He rushed at her with a
hatchet and so frightened the woman
that she gave up her watch and about
125 In currency. The police were prompt
ly notified, and the fellow was caught
after a lively chase. The valuables and
money were recovered.
Women Electod In Kansas.
Seattle. Kan.. April . In the city
election here two tickets were in th
field, one composed of women and the
other of men- Mrs. Charles Totten was
elected mayor, and Mrs. Sheldon, Mrs.
Schllght. Mrs. Smith, MM KIrlin and
Mrs. Watklns to the council, while Miss
O'Neil for clerk won easily. The women
drove their own carriages! all through a
blinding snow storm carrying voters to
the polls. The police Judge and marshal
Antl-Pingree Men Raising Money.
Detroit. April 6. No proceedings have
yet been begun by the citizens' com
mittee to test the validity of the Mc-
Leod law authorizing purchase by the
city of the Detroit street railways. A
subscription list is in circulation to
raise money to defray the expenses of
the petitioners side of the litigation.
Harrison Has 41,933 Plurality.
Chicago, April 6. Carter H. Harrison
has 41.933 "plurality for mayor, running
nearly 20,000 ahead of the highest other
Democratic candidate. He says he Is not
laying pipes for any other office. The
council will be Republican by a major
ity of one. the Democrats having 33 and
the Republicans 34.
Daughter of a Hero Elected.
Coffeyvire. Kas.. April 6. A daughter
of Captain D. S. Ellott. of the Twentieth
Kansas regiment, who was killed at
Manila recently, was yesterday elected
city clerk without opposition, her name
being on both tickets. '
The eignt Volunteer regiments now in
Cuba will, when they return to the
United States, be held in an Isolation
ramp at Savannah untif It is certain
there are no cases of infectious disease.
. THE LONDON I
EX-PBESIDEN TS ON PEACE.
Cleveland and Harrison Give Their Views
to the Emleavorltes.
Boston, April 6. Among the communi
cations received by the United Society
of Christian Endeavor recently in con
nection with its proposition for a "War
against war and peace by arbitration,"
are two from former United States Pres
idents Grover Cleveland and Benjamin
Harrison. Ex-President Cleveland
wrote: "If there Is any substance to
the claim that our institutions and the
traits that characterize us as a people
tend to national elevation and Chrls-
tianization, it is eminently proper that
our country should be in the lead in any
movement In the Interests of peace."
Kx-President Harrison's letter Eays:
"For myself, and much more for th
great body of its citizenship, I express
the desire of America for peace with the
whole world. It would have been vain
to suggest the pulling down of block
houses or family disarmament to the
settlers on a hostile Indian frontier. It
may be and is. probably, true that a full
application of the principle is not pres
ently possible, the devil still being un
chained. It is by a spirit of love and
forbearance mastering the civil insti
tutions and governments of the world
that we shall approach universal peace
and adopt arbitration methods of set
Little Interest in the Elections.'
Milwaukee, April 6. The interest in
the municipal and. Judicial elections in
Wisconsin was very tame, a light vote
being cast. ' Cassoday and Dodge were
elected to the supreme ' bench without
Man and Wife Burned to Death.
Pensacola. Fla.. April 6. A Mr. Smith
and hs wife, recent arrivals from the
north, were burned to death In their
house Tuesday night near Harps sta
tion, ten miles from this city.
Total Loss at Manila In Battle.
Washington, April 6. The casualties
in the Philippines from Feb. 4 to April
4. 1899. Inclusive, as reported to the ad
jutant general are: Killed, 181; wounded,
976; total, 1.160.
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NO TROUBLE AT TiJHPEMING.
I'nlon Labor Hot In Agreement as to the
Course to Pursne.
Ishpemintr, Mich., April 6. About 800
men resumed work at the mines yes
terday. A mass meeting of union men held
Tuesday night to determine what course
to pursue broke up in disagreement. An
other session was held, but It also failed
to agree, as some favored a continuation
of the strike, while others wanted to re
turn to work. Many union men have ap
piled for work. The men who began
work yesterday laid off in the afternoon
to attend the funeral of a solider whti
died in Cuba so that a conflict between
union and non-union men wasnot looked
Another meeting will be held today to
determine what action shall he taken
The men who resumed work yesterday
were undisturbed. The special deputies
sworn in Tuesday night spent the day
at the mines, but the unionists kept
away. It is expected that at least 1,000
men will be at work today.
Jones Boomed for Governor.
Toledo, O., April 6. The friends of
Mayor Jones in Toledo and Columbus
simultaneously started a boom for him
yesterday as a candidate for governor
of Ohio. A number of his Toledo rep
resentatives lire In Columbus and they
will announce his candidacy in that
city. Mayor Jones when eeen about the
matter stated that he had not sanc
tioned the action of his friends but did
not deny that he had asplrtiona.
ametl an Alleged Briber.
Ilarrisburg. Pa.. April 6. William D.
Wilson, representative in the legisla
ture, yesterday after some hestitation
told to the legislative committee inves
tigating the alleged bribery, the name
of a man who offered him $5,000 for his
vote for Quay. He said It was John R.
Byrne, an ex-representative in the leg
La Crosse Hirer Out of Its Banks.
La Crosse, Wis., April La Crosse
river, which empties Into the Misisslppl
at this point, is overflowing its banks,
and La Crosse valley ia flooded from
North La Crosse to Bangor, a distance
of sixteen miles. Much damage Is al
ready done to farms in the valley, and
the water Is filling the basements of
many buildings in the village of West
"A tape worm eighteen rect Ions; at
least came on the scene after rny taklDtt two
CASCAKETS. This I am sure has caosed my
bad health for the post three years. I am still
taking Ca-scaretx. the only cathartic worthy of
nonce by sensible people."
Uiu. W. Bowles, Daird, Mass.
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