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YOL. XL VII. NO. 1"1.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.., WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10, 1S99.
PBICE THREE CENTS.
HELD BY THE NATIVES.
Fifteen of Crew of the Yorktown
Thought to Have Been
Captured at Luzon.
WENT TO ASSISTANCE OP SPAKIAEDS
ThMir la That the Filipinos Sank the
Craft With It. Cargo of American Sol
dier or That the Latter Were Rescued
by the LtoDi Jen. Lawton'l Return From
the Lake Country Insurgent Army tie
moralised. Manila, April 19. Dewey's notifi
cation of the strange disappearance of
J. C. Gilmore and 14 niemlers of the
crew of the gunloat Yorktown is that
Saturday the Yorktown anchored off
Italer, on the east coast of Luzon,
where there was a Spanish garrison
which had been defending itself
against several hundred Filipinos for
months. Lient. Gilmore, Ensign .
II. Standley and boat's crew were
sunt up the river from Baler bay to
communicate with the Spaniards, the
town being some distance inland.
Kasign Standley, who landed at the
mouth of the river, reports be heard
three volleys, a bugle call and cheers
from up the river, but that an auto
matic gun, which was part or the
equipment of the boat, was not heard
Tiring. Standley paddled later to the
Yorktown in a canoe. A search was
made for the Yorktown'j boat and
crew, but no trace of them was found,
and the Yorktown sailed for Iloilo,
from which place the commander
cabled Dewey. His theory is that the
Filipinos captured or sunk the boat or
that the Spaniards rescued the Amcri-
c in p.irty.
AM IH'SlIKlVoN LI ZON.
I'arty of Sailors From the Cruiser York
town Cultured by AgoldalUo'n Men.
"Vashlr.gton, April 19. The navy de
partment has given out the following
dispatch from Admiral Dewey dated
Manila. April 18: "Yorktown visited
Baler, Luzon, east coast of Luzon, P.
J.. April 12. for the purpose of rescuing
rind l.rlngir.g away the Spanish forces,
consisting of eighty soldiers, three offi
cers and two priests, which were sur
rounded by A'jO insurgents. So:ne of the
Insurgents armed with Mauser rifles.
by ' natives. Lieutenant J.
C. Gilmore while making
ambushed were fired upon and captured.
Fate unknown, as insurgents refused to
communicate afterward. The following
are the missing: The officer previously
referred to Lieutenant OilmoreJ. Chief
Quartermaster V. Walton, Coxswain J.
nilsworth, Gunner's Mate II. J. Hygard.
Sallrr.aker's mate Vendgit, Seamen W.
II. Ilynders and C. W. Woodbury. Ap
prentices D. W. A. Venville nnd A. J.
Peterson. Ordinary Seamen F. Brisolesa
and O. n. McDonald. Landsman L. T.
Kduards. F. Andersen. J. Dillion and C.
Cause. Ksrltement at the Capital.
The dispatch caused much excitement
In naval circles as soon as its contents
became known. It was received late
In the day and considerable delay wa3
occasioned by the blindness of some of
the cipher words. It was Impossible to
completely decipher It. and the asterisks
In.'. Irate the unintelligible words. Lieu
tenant J. C. Gilmore, the officer referred
to as captured. Is well-known in Wash
ington, having been stationed here for
some time, and his wife and family live
here. Of the others Edwards, the lands
man, was born at Peru. Ind.. and his
next kin la L. It. Kdwards, father, Mex
First Reverse of the War.
The capture of the Yorktown's men
wis discussed with much feeling in na
val circles. The misfortune was felt
with addtd keenness as the navy has
prided Itself thus far on immunity from
reverses. The admiral's dispatch was
the first knowledge the department had
that t.ie Torktown had gone on thisspe
cial mission to relieve the Spanish gar
rison at Italer. Although the dispatch
gave no Indication that Lieutenant Gil
more and his men had lost their lives,
yet great anxiety was aroused by the
niystery surrounding their fate while
In the hands of an uncivilized enemy.
This is the first capture of any Ameri
cans, military or naval, so that It is un
known how the Insurgents will treat our
men. If clvlliztd methods were, j'jirsued
Made from pure
cream of tartar.
Safeguards the food
baling powders are Xlx greatest
crs to hgafch of the present day.
I SO"0S CO.. sew wev.
an exchange couiiT'r.e quicklyeffocled.
as General Otis has a large number of
Filipino prisoners, hut the insurgents
have thus far been averse toexchanging
Spanish prisoners, and this raises a
question as to what they will do with
the Yorktown's men.
SOLDIERS FOR THE PHILIPPINES.
Administration 'Walt Development Be
fore Calling for Tolunteers.
Washington. April 19. The question
of calling forvolunteers under the army
reorganization bill for service In the
Philippines was not discussed at the
cabinet meeting yesterday. The ad
ministration seems to be waiting de
velopments before deciding this ques
tion. The administration's view of the
situation vas thus expressed by a cab
inet officer after the session:
"Certainly if the Filipinos continue to
resist as they have done more troops
will be necessary, but we anticipate a
decided change In the situation shortly.
There are two things, in my opinion,
which will bring It about First, the
Filipinos must realize oon. if they do
not already, that fighting the Ameri
cans Is a very different proposition from
fighting Spaniards: they must see that
we are aggressive and determined, and
that to stand out much longer will en
tall a useless sacrifice in the end; sec
ond, they must be already beginning to
appreciate the difference between our
met nod 3 in Intentions and those of the
Spaniards whose yoke has been thrown
"Our treatment of the prisoners can
not but have impressed them, and soon
thev will realize that we have no in
tention of crushing them and saddling
them with a Jet of bloodsucking offi
cials. Our purpose is to bring order out
of chaos, to establish good government
with the widest measure of self-government
by the natives, and when this is
more fully realized I believe the influ
ence of the leaders who are ambitious
for their aggrandizement will fall away
and that the natives will readily ac
quiesce In our control."
Report From Otis.
Washington, April 19. (Jen. Otis
cables: ' Gen. Lawton returned from
the lake country the 17th. bringing
captured vessels. The insurgents.
who are much scattered, retreat ie-
fore our forces and await an opportu
nity to attack detachments. The bet
ter class is tired of war and desire
peace. The enemy build hope on the
return of the volunteers to the United
States. Its army is much demoralized
and the loan by desertions ami death
i large. It "will probably prose
cute a cuerilla warfare, looting
and burning the country occupied.
I he health and spirits of the troops
are good. The volunteers'' return
will commence about Alav o. and win
render willing service till the return
of the transports cvailable Embarks
ation will continue through June and
.July. Reports from the Visayan isl
ands continue very encouraging, ana
the inter-island commerce is heavy.
Customs receipts are increasing."
FIRE IN ORPHANS' HOME.
Three Killed and Several Injured In Iterne,
licrnc. Ind., April l'J. The Or
phans' home burned today. Three
were killed and several injured.
The home was conducted under the
auspices of the German Mennonites,
and contained GO inmates from all
parts of the country. The linancial
loss is fo, 000.
SALARY AS BIG ANYWAY.
Keed to (let as Much Money aa the Pres
ident If He Uoea Uetlre.
New York. April li. It is an
nounced that Speaker lteed has ac
cepted a membership in the law firm
of Simpson. Thatcher & Arnum. of
this citv. It is understood he will
resign hi9 scat in congress. It is re
ported he is guaranteed f 00,000 per
WILL ENLIST NO MORE NOW.
Cubaand Porto Klco Keglmenta In for It
If Otis Needs More.
Washington, April 19. The presi
dent has decided not for the present
to enlist the volunteers authorized bv
congress. He considers that Otis has
ample troops for the summer, and the
matters of Cuba and Porto Uicoare so
shaping that additional regiments will
probably be sent him from those isl
ands if necessary.
Klver Rising Rapidly.
Sioux Citv. Iowa. April 19. The
river is the highest in 18 years. The
bottom lands are three feet under wa
ter. Bismarck, S. P.. April 19. There
is a heavv snowfall and a severe storm
is raging throughout the Missouri
No Senator Froas Pennsylvania.
Harrisburg. April 19. The last 1 al
lot to le taken this session for sena
tor failed to elect anyone. The legis
lature adjourns tomorrow.
Carried Uyaamlte In Ills Pocket.
LaCrosse. Wis.. April IS Nonr.an
Adams, a small boy employed by one
of the news companies, had his left arm
shattered and nearly blown oft by dy
namite while playing about the bluffs
on the outskirts of the city. He had the
stuff In hi coat pocket and reached his
hand in arter It when it went off.
Through some peculiar circumstance
the boy's body was not injured.
A dutiful German son advertises in
the Leipsic Taseblatt: "Marriage 1
setk for my father, a strictly respectable
man with a quiet basinets. aaHrlderly.
solitary widow or maiden with some
property ia cash. Address, with a etaWr
mcct at conditions, ."
JUDGE JACKSON'S FIAT
In the Casa of the Strike of Street
Railway Men at Wheel
ing. W. Va.
HE FINES AND JAILS FOUB MEN
ltecanse They Disobeyed His Injunction
Then lie Lectures the Strikers and the
Sympathizing Community The Judge's
Opinion as to the Equities of the Mat
ters Declares Competition In Every De
partment of Life Open to Every Citizen.
Wheeling. W. Va., April 19. Interest
In the street car strike centered yester
day In the special term of the "United.
States court. Judge Jackson on the
bench, for the consideration of cases
arising out of violation of the judge's
injunction. Four men were tried on the
charge of obstructing the operation of
the road, and each was given thirty
days in jail and a fine of $50. The men
were James Byrne, John Hixenbaugh,
JUDGE JOHN JAY JACKSOX.
Charles Belter and Waverly Pultz. Be
fore passim? sentence Judge Jackson
addressed himself to this community
generally ivron the matter of labor
strikes in part as follows: "The court
Is here for the purpose of administer
ing the law relating to this case. Is it
not here for the purpose of administer
ing sympathy to either the street rail
way company or to those who have been
employed by that company, known now
Says "Thin Is a Free Country."
"This is a free country. In a free
country like ours competition in every
department of life la open to every citi
zen. He who by diligent and continu
ous effort acquires not only a com
petency but a fortune has - perfect
right to be protected In it. On the other
band a laborer of the country who
maintains and supports himself and
family by his daily toil has an equal
right . to be protected. The trouble in
this case seems to be that thore i3 an
effort upon the part of the employes of
this street railway to force the em
ployer, the railway company, to ad
vance their wages without knowing
whether such action upon their part is
justified in any respect whatever. Ev
ery employer has a right to look into
the question as to what he can afford
to give for services rendered to him, th3
matter to b: determined and decided by
the revenues derived from the business
In which he Is engaged.
Employer Possesses the Facts.
"No employe can determine that, for
the employer alone is possessed of all
the facts upon which be must base his
decision and ac tion. In this case it must
be remembered by the employe that the
employer Is Just as much interested in
maintaining the operation of the road
and in obtaining revenues from it as
the employe la interested In obtaining
a just and fair compensation for his
JUDGE JACKSON SITPOSES A CASE.
And Makes Some Comments on Popular
Sympathy for Sti liters.
"Suppose we reverse the situation up
on this occasion, and the employer de
termines to reduce the wages of the
employes In the service of the company.
The employer cannot compel his em
ploye to serve for a reduced rate of
wages. If he cannot, is it right and
proper that the employe who seeks to
have his wages and compensation In
creased should take such steps as to
coerce the employer to comply with his
request without knowing whether or not
the employer can afford to do so? When
ever there is not a sufficient remunera
tion upon the part of the employer for
the services of the employe let the em
ploye leave the service of the employer
and seek other employment.
"I understand from the public press
that this community is In sympathy with
what are now known as the 'strikers.
Let me say now that this is a mistaken
sympathy upon their part. No com
munity can decide, as suc-h. between the
rights of the employer and the employe.
They cannot be familiar with the cir
cumstances that have influenced the
employer to refuse to accede to the de
mands of the employe on this occasion.
This misguided sympathy is often a
wrongful sympathy, and operates not
only to, the prejudice of the parties for
whom-' the sympathy Is expressed, but
to the injury and detriment of the pub
lic at large. Labor will always com
mand capital when capital can afford to
pay for it. Capital will always command
labor when it feels that it is Justified In
"The effect f this public sympathy is
unfortunate. Whenever any community
undertakes io set up for itself a stand
ard and to enforce that standard by
mob violence, by communistic orders, or
by efforts upon their part which are
conceived in a spirit of anarchy, and
which lead to and end In anarchy, then
the time has come when the laws of the
land must be enforced to control that
spirit of anarchy. Fuch is the duty of
the court here today. The court is here
to enforce Law and order. It is here to
restrain mob violence and to preyenl.lD-
terferer.ee with the movements of fhe
mats of the tnited States and to pro
tect the rights of citizens of the United
States under the interstate commerce
Missouri Ilouse Passes a Law Intended for
Jefferson City, Mo., April 19. The Mis
souri house yesterday passed the bill in
troduced by Hall .taxing all kinds of
franchises of corporations except those
exempt from taxation."" It .determines
the value of a franchise by deducting
the actual value from the market value
of the corporation. This Is the second
bill passed by the house taxing fran
chises. The other Is mere complicated
In arriving at the value and allows the
state board of equalization to determine
the assessment. .
This bill gives the local assessors au
thority to assess franchises. The house
passed a bill providing for the sale of
franchises to a corporation by cities.
This bill is intended to cover a defect In
the Julian law enacted -in 1S97 and de
clared unconstitutional by the supreme
court. The house passed a bill requiring
all foreign corporations to pay a license
fee of $10 to do business in the state.
Strike Threatened at Oshbosh.
Osrkosh. Wis.. April 19. The wood
workers of Oshkosh have sent the mill
owners a circular letter asking for an
increase in wages all around of 25 per
cent., a weekly pay day, and that no
boys under 14 years of age be employed
The mill owners wflt meet to consider
the matter. The question " now raised
by the union la practically the same
as a year ago, which preciptated the
big strike. While some Individual work
men have quit worls; there Is no or
ganized strike, of any movement in that
direction, as yet. which is authorized by
Forces a Man to Convict Himself.
Jefferson City, Mo., April 19. A bill
was passed by the sefcate yesterday
making it obligatory on the part of
trusts to furnish teetirnony for their
own prosecution. It gives the attorney
general authority to examine witnesses
on order of a judge f the supreme
court, when he believes combinations
have been formed to control the prices
of any commodity. The bill provides
punishment for persons who refuse to
testify, the same as in contempt pro
legislation for Wisconsin.
Madison, Wis.. April 1. Yesterday in
the assembly the committee on assess
ment and collection of taxes reported to
the assembly the tax commission bill
with a recommendation that it pass, and
at once. The senate parsed the resolu
tion thanking Helen Gould for her care
of Wisconsin soldiers in the New York
hospital. The bill to appropriate $r.000
to the Woman's Home at Kau Claire
was killed. A large number of bills on
various subjects payst both houses.
Discussed Monetary Legislation.
Atlantic City, N. Ji. April 19. Six
hours were devoted by the Kcpuhlican
caucus monetary comipittee yesterday
to the consideration ofjmonotary legis
lation. There will be motning and after
noon sessions and if occasion demands
night sessions will be fjeld. Yesterday's
two sessions were marked by a general
exchange of opinion ratprr than any at
tempt to discuss given propositions.
Die In a Fire of Their Own Setting.
Chicago, April 19. Three persons
Mary Twohy, aged 45; Charles Mouag
han. aged 40. nnd a man named Hamil
ton are smothered to death this morn
ing in a fire at 612 Milwaukee avenue.
The three people had been drinking to
gether and it is thought that one of
them upset the lamp.
Results at League Iiase Hall.
Chicago, April 19. League base ball
clubs yesterday recordad the following
scores: At Cincinnati rittsburg 5. Cin
cinnati 7: at Brooklyn Boston T.Brook
lyn 11; at Washington Philadelphia 4.
Washington 6; at Baltimore New York
4. Baltimore 8; at Louisville Wet
Jury Thought It Was Murder.
Chicago, April 19. A coroner's Jury
last night found a verdict of murder
by persons unknown in the case of Geo.
B. Fern, who was found dead in his
clothing store on West Madison street
April 7. The police were inclined to ac
cept the suicide theory.
Jealous Murder in Missouri.
Bonne Terri Mo., April 19. At Moon
town, near here, Frank Yeager killed
with an axe a man named Powell, shot
Mrs. Yeager three times, and then cut
his own throat. Yeager and his wife
will probably die. Yeager was Jealous
Lieutenant General Correa, chief of
the Spanish queen regent's military
household. Is dead.
A proof of merit in any article is the
iwount ot free advertising it receives.
The universal success of Pabst Malt
Extract. The "Best" Tonic is largely
due to ono person's telling another of
the benilits derived from its use. It is
sold in almost every city and town in
the United States. Its purity and eflicacy
have given it the immense popularity it
has attained. 7t is indorsed by thou
sands of physicians and patients. It
makes strength. It gives vigor and
health when every avenue of hope seems
to be closed.
When you ask for Pabst Malt Extract,
Tbe "Best" Tonic, do not be led into
buying something else. Many imita
tions have recently appeared. Kemem-
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Tonic, was the only
by the Judges at
the World's Fair,
and alone marked
with 100 points of
way to obtain tbe
creates! amount of
benefit for the least amount of money is
to have your druggist deliver you m
dozen bottles at a tune.
1 WHO KNOCKED
The people of Rock Island know who did it. They remember well what
they paid for their clothing before THE LONDON started the big
store. We not only lowered prices but have kept them down. THE
LONDON NEVER DID belong to a combination of clothing men to
KEEP UP high prices.
I We Offer This Soring tie
We put on sale 200 men's fine all wool suits worth to anybody $13.50. But
to keep prices down we offer them for $10.00 Don't buy until you see
these suits, they are not the ordinary $10.00 suits which other
YOU KNOW US.
VAN A TOR ORGANIZED LAE0B.
Town Klerts a Democratic and I'nlnn
Ticket Other Towns.
Pana, Ills., April 19. The issue in yes
terday's municipal election here was
"Phall officials favorable to union labor
rule the city or shall those opposed to
organized labor be in power." A. I!.
Rorman, Sr., a retired merchant headed
the Democratic ticket, all the nominees
of which were favorable to union labor
and oppored to the mines being oper
ated hy imported non-union negroes.
while H. N. Schuyler, hanker and the
wealthiest citizen, was the leader of the
opposition, or Citizens' ticket. Gorman
dnfeated Schuyler by 230 majority.
Democrats and union men also elected
the balance of the ticket.
Mattoon, Ills.. April 19. The Repub
lican city ticket was elected by majori
ties ranging up to 402, with the excep
tion of Frank Kern, who was defeated
for the office of mayor by Dr. C. B. Fry
by 19S votes. Council stands 8 Republi
cans to 6 Democrats.
Alton. Ills., April 19. The largest vote
ever polled in Alton was cast yesterday.
Anthony W. Young was elected mayor
by 300 plurality over Henry Bruegge
man and Robert Curdle.
Cairo. Ills.. April 19. There was no
party ticket In the Held here. N. B.
Thistlewood was elected mayor.
Bloomington. Lis., April 19. Lewis' B.
Thomas (Rep.) was elected mayor by
400 majority. Both parties claim the
majority of the seven new aldermen.
Jacksonville, Ihs., April 19. Fairbank,
republican, is elected mayor, and a. Re
publican council and alt the Republican
- Rockford, Ills.. April 19. E. W.Brown
was elected mayor for the third time.
Carmi, Ills., April 19. Harvey H.
Crozier (Dem.), defeated Orlando Burell
for mayor. The Democrats also elected
city clerk, attorney and a majority of
the aldermen. No license by 2 majority.
Danville. Ills.. April 19. The Republi
cans elected the mayor by 171 majority
and five out of peven aldermen. The
council now stands a tie.
Gardner Knocks Ont Hopkins.
Wheeling. W. Va.. April 19. Beforo
the biggest crowd ever In the Metro
politan club Oscar Gardner, of this city.
last night knocked out Joe Hopkins', of
Buffalo. N. T., In the fifteenth round
f what was to have been a twenty
round bout. The fight was easy for
Jadg-e Dellenbaagh Asked to Retire.
Cleveland, April 19. The common
r'eas judges at a special meeting held
yesterday passed by a unanimous' vote
a resolution asking Judge F. E. Dellen-
baugh to retire from the bench until
his disbarment case Is decided by tha
' Kew Havea Goes IJemoeratie.
JTew Haven, Conn., April 19. At the
city celction held here yesterday the
Democratic candidate ror mayor de
feated the present Republican Incum
bent by upwards of 2.000 plurality.
More Taxes for Saloons.
Lansing. Mich., April 19. An or
dinance of the city of Holland was de
clared valid by the supreme court yes
terday which taxes retail liquor Sealers
1200 In addition to the J300 license pro
vided by the legislature. The court
holds such additional tax to be entirely
within the provicce of cities and vii-larrev
C0URT OF INQUIRY REPORT.
Summary of What It Is Hollered Will It
the Court's Conclusions.
Washington, April 19. The army
court of inquiry has begun the framing
of its report. While a few minor mat
ters remain for examination they are
not such as to affect the main facts. It
Is regarded as certain that the court
will find that General Miles' charges
that embalmed or chemically prepared
href was sent to the army have not
been sustained. The position of the
court is believed to be that the testi
mony In conclusive that both the re
frigerated beef and the canned beef
were in good condition when delivered
to the government and continued so
until Issued to the troops, except that
portion damaged in transportation or
affected by trbpical conditions, and to
these causes of Injury and these condi
tions the chief causes of trouble will be
It will be held that the refrigerated
beef after being taken from the Ice In
the tropical climate spoils quickly un
less well cared for and that the canned
beef after being opened, because of the
great heat, becomes repulsive in ap
pearance and eoon unpalatable. But the
court will hold as the result of chemical
Investigations by experts that' the
canned beef Is wholesomeand nutritious
Attention will be called to the fact that
it was used throughout the war by our
navy and is still used by the fleet.
The testimony given at yesterday'a
session was only cumulative on botb
sides of the question.
Got. Shaw on Imported abor.
Dts Moines, la., April 19. A commit
tee called on Governor Shaw yesterday
to present the petition of 1,000 leading
citizens and labor leaders asking him to
stop the importation of negro miners to
take the places of the strikers in the
coal mines here: The governor told the
committee that he sympathized with the
opposition of importations, but there
was no lav under which he could do
anything. Any Interference by him
would be strictly In violation of the
constitution of state and nation.
Fishermen Form a Combine.
Menominee, Mich., April 19. The fish
ermen on the east and west shores of
Green Bay held a meeting yesterday in
this city and formed an association for
mutual protection in the maintenance
of prices, etc. Sa!es will be made only
through its association agency to be
established in this city. John O. Llnd
quist, of Marinette, was elected presi
dent, and K. Lundberg, of Marinette,
Children Eat Roach Poison and Die. .
Springfield, Ills., April 19. As the re
sult of eating from the contents of a
can of electric paste, a poison for
roaches, two children of the Home for
the Friendless of thi- city Logan Gray,
aged 3 years, and Earl Dickerson, aged
5 died yesterday afternoon. Two other
children were not affected, though they
also swallowed the paste.
Little, neglected scratches and
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