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ROCK ISIiA2I, 1X1.., SATTJEDAY, APRIL 2L 1899.
PKICE THREE CENTi.
LAWTON LET LOOSE,
Plucky American General Again
Starts Out From Ma
nia. HEADS NEW TLYIKG COLUMN.
Object Is to Clean Out the Jungles Has
An Early Engagement and Puts the Na
tive to Boot Emphatic IeniaU a to
l'hlllpplne Conspiracy Itefore the Cabi
net, and Also as to Vice President Bo.
Manila, April 22. Lawton took the
field at daybreak with the North Da
kotans. two battalions of the 3d in
fantry, the 22d infantry, two guns of
Scott's battery, and-three troops of
the 4th cavalry, and Gale's squadron
in Iiirht marchinir order. I he force
started at 5 over the Movaliches road
traversing the country previously
cleared of relels, but subsequently
reoccupied by them. It is presume!
that Lawton will outtlaok the
enemy before joining MArthur on
the north of Malolos. The Dakotans
lirst encountered the enemy in front
of Novaliches at 8:15. The reikis
opened lire, but were silenced in 15
minutes, retiring in bad order, the
Americans advancing. They were
considerably annoyed by the lire of
the rebel sharpshooters from the
jungle for two hoars, but at 2 o'clock
this afternoon the rebeU were in lull
llight, leaving many dead. Our troops
were compelled to take a brief ret in
the shade as the heat is overpowering
Lawton'. New Flying Column.
Washington, April 22. A cable
from Olis announces the information
of a new living column under Liwton
and the initiation of a new campaign
which in expected to result in clear
ing the jungles north of Manila up to
tlie foothills on the northeast, and
tiie limits of the railroad at Iiiilucun.
The text of the dispatch is not made
VOWED TO KILL SIX CITIZENS
Negroes Take MarderousOaths In Georgia,
One of Which Is Etecnt eil.
Atlanta. Ca.. April 22. The Jour
nal's I'almetto, (Ja.. siecial savs six
negroes registered a vow to kill six
citizens, each selecting his victim.
Sam Hose selected Alfred Cranford.
who was cliopjHid to pieces 10 days I
:io. ins w lie assaulted, his children
brutally treated ami his house roblicd.
II. T. Daniels, another prominent cit
izen, was threatened with death. He-
pcatedlv the r.errocs runir the tloor-
Ih-11 anl concealed themselves, the in-1
leiilion.H. it is asserted, being to kill
the victim when he appeared at the
door, the city has In-en under arms
ever since the big lire, which resulted
a week later in the lynching of live
A COUPLE OF DENIALS.
One as to Vice President Ilobart and One
Regarding Cabinet Discussions.
Washington, April 22. Upon the
highest authority it can Iks staled that
there is no truth in the report that
Vice l'resident Ilobart has decided not
to le a candidate for vice president.
He has reached no decision. A cabi
net olliccr is authority for the abso
lute denial of the story that the cabi
net yesterday discussed an alleged
cunspiracv in this country to weaken
the I'nitcd States in the Philippines.
Col. M. Uwll Clark Suicides.
Memphis, April 22. Col. M. Lewis
Clark, of Imisvillc, the well known
racing judge, committed suicide this
inoinini; in his room at the Gaston
Cnl. Clark had leen indisnosed sev
eral davs, and vesterdav was obliged
tu keep his room. The physiciau who
attended him last night says he was
Miflcrinir from melancholia. He rose
catlv this morning, but remained in
his room. Alxdit 'J he ordered adrink
of iiramly. ana .liorllv afterward a
shot was heard, and when his room
w:n entered he was found Ivingacross
the bed with a bullet hole in his head.
and a revolver in hand. He died
without regaining consciousness.
C.rifon Kamor Ienled.
Berlin. April 22. It is semi-oflici-
nllv denied that the cruiser Geifon has
lfii ordered to Samoa.
l ynch Trial Jury Disagrees.
Charleston. S. ('., April '.'2. The
jury in the Like City lynching case
Made from pure
cream of tartar.
Safeguards trie food
Alum baking powders ate the greatest
acts to neurit ot
the present day.
this m orainjr. reported to the court its
luauunj to agree ana was uiscnargeu.
QUIET STRENGTH THE UTILE.
In the Business World for the Week Iron
Is 6till Booming-.
New York, AdHI 22. Bradstreefs
eays: The general buMre.-s situation is
one of quiet strength, while In Indus
trial lines activity continues unabated.
The well-nigh universal testimony to
damage of the winter wheat crop has
had surprisingly little effect on prices
M yet, owing partly to improved weath
er conditions strengthening the hopes
or a larger area in spring wheat, and
also to good crop reports abroad and
increased visible supplies as compared
with a year ago encouraging foreign
buyers in their neglect of American of
ferings. An enlarged demand fur this
I country's manufacture's prospects in
some degree counterbalances the falling
oft in the value of agricultural exports,
notably cereals and cotton, as compared
with a year ago.
Quotations of pig ..Iron, steel billets
and nearly all the cruder forms are
firmly held, while for many finished
products, such as plates and bars, even
higher quotations are asked. Mills and
furnaces are reported crowded with bus
iness on earlier orders, and the disp si
tion of buyers to delay placing their
business for the latter tart of the year
Is reported as viewed with equanimity
1 he cotton goods situation is still a
strong one. though current demand
from agents Is light
Business failures show a notable fall
ing off from those of last week, aggre
gating 187, against 243 in the preceding
week. 224 in this week a year ago, 216
in 1S97. 240 In 1896 and 223 in 1895.
CANSON WANTS THE GAVEL.
Veteran Illinois Statesman Announces
Himself for the Speakership.
Chicago, April 22. Representative Jo
seph G. Car.non came to Chicago from
Danville yesterday and told a few of
his friends he was an avowed candidate
for the speakership of the house of rep
resentattves. lie then took a train for
Washington. As a result of the grow
ing rivalry between the supporters of
Hopkins and Cannon for Heed's place
there is talk of a confernece probably
In Chicago of -Illinois Republican rep
resentatives to decide which of the two
they will support
They feel that a divided delegation
from Illinois snight jeopardize the
chancts of success, and hope to focus
their energies in favor of one man. It
Is expected that James R. Mann, Henry
Sherman Boutell, George K. Foss;
Walter Reeves, and one or two others
will move for a conference perhaps
VERY HARD MAN TO KILL.
He Falls feisty Feet anil Never Stops Smok
ing Ills l'lpe.
New York. April 22 Falling sixty
feet through an air-shaft and escaping
with only a broken leg was the expe
rience of Aaron Krugson, a framer.
who was at work on the sixth floor of
an apartment house at Proadway and
Kighty-first street. Krugson had occa
sion to pass near the air-shaft. He
slipped and plunged headlong down a
sheer depth of sixty feet. He landed
on his feet. His fellow workers rushd
to the spot where Krugson landed, ex
pecting to find him terribly crushed.
Instead they saw him calmly smok
ing a pipe, which had not left his
tnouth during hisawful descent. "I guess
my leg's gone, boys." was Krugson's
only observation, as he was lifted into
the ambulance which conveyed him to
Roosevelt's hospital. He is "4 years old.
Unknown Tramp Killed.
Cincinnati. April 22. Freight train
38 of the Cincinnati Southern railroad
met with a serious wreck at bridge 61,
between Greenwood and Slnane's Val
ley, Tenn., yesterday. A car broke down
on the trestle and 3."0 feet of the trestle
and bridge were broken down. An un
known tramp was killed, and Conductor
J. K. I'epper and Rrakeman Jennings,
of Somerset, Ky., were Injured.
Admiral Schley to Visit Omaha.
Omaha. Neb.. April 22. It is an
nounced that Admiral Schley will visit
this city about May 1 as the guest of
rx-Senatir Manderson. He comes for
rest. The admiral will be accompanied
by his wife, and after a short visit it is
proposed in company with General and
Mrs. Manderson to take a trip through
Succeeded In Killing Himself.
Phillips. Wis.. April 22. Michael Rar-
temus, who lives a short distance from
this city, attempted to murder his wife
by shifting yesterday. He then turned
the weapon upon himself, inflicting in
juries which caused his death. Mrs. Har-
temus is suffering from a severe flesh
wound, but will recover. Domestic trou
League Dasa Uall Scores.
Chicago. April ZZ. Following arejhe
records made on the diamond yester
day by League clubs; At Washington
Boston 7. Washington 3: at Louisville-
Cleveland 4. Louisville 11; at New York
Baltimore 5. New York 1: at St. Louts.
Pittsburg 5. St. Louis 6: at Philadelphia
Brooklyn 6. ThKadelpnia 4.
steleareU to Ue State SoTraV
Fprlngfleld. Ills. .April 22. The mini
operate i-s of Springfield the sub-district
have acceded to the demands of the
miners and will ray the scale asked for
outside laborers, paying under protest.
pending the' decision of the state board
of arbitration. The wages of l.COO men
Mia Scale Trouble Arranged.
Nashville. Ills.. April ZZ A meeting
of southern IlIinJs mine operators and
tr.p mine workers was hld at Ashley.
The operators offered II.CO a day and
pay for overtime in proportion and this
was finally agreed upon. The scale is
effective from April 1. IS??, until April
1. 1900. Odin operator refused to agree
to the scaie
Wosne 8teasraphers Protest.
Chicago. April ZZ. Worn nstenograph-
ers of Chicago have inaugurated
movement which has for Its obleet the
abolition of shorthand as a. study ta
the pubMc schools. They say it injures
HO LACK OF INTEREST
In the Proceedings of the Mazet
Inquisitors at the Eastern
SOME DECIDEDLY WARM INCIDENTS
Croker's Partner. Freedman, Proves a Star
Witness for Making Thine Lively and
Is Bebnked for Impertinence His Final
"Defi" of the Committee Croker's Dirt
dends Abraham Hlmmelwrieht Is So
Defiant That He Is Bounced.
New York, April 22. Two sessions of
he Mazet investigating committee were
held yesterday. One feature was the
refusal of the witnesses to give test!
mony. Another feature was the defiant
attitude of Andrew Freedman on the
stand, and still another feature the
ejection from the committee room of
Abraham Himmelwright, of the Roeb-
ling company, when he insisted upon
making a statement after he had re
fused to answer a great majority of
questions put to him by Moss, counsel
for the committee. The chief Interest
centered In Andrew Freedman, who
within recent years had bfen known as
a warm personal friend of Crokc-r and
associated with him In a business way.
Freedman was more than ordinarily
forcible In his answers to some of the
questions and many of the questions
he refused to answer at all. At other
times he was rebuked by both Moss and
Chairman Mazet for what they termed
Freedman He lies the Committee.
After Freedman's examination had
progressed to a certain ioint, and the
witness had refused several times to
answer a question which he deemed "a
personal matter," Muss excused him for
the day. Freedman then got down from
the stand, and turning to the newspa
per representatives he handed them a
paper saying: "Gentlemen of the press,
here is a statement of the entire busl
ness of the Piatt companies and all of
the companies, for publication."
This was a paper relating tr the bus
iness done by the United States Fidelity
and Guarantee company, in which
Freedman and Croker are Interested,
and contained information which Moss
had desired to get at during the course
of the examination. .
Moss Iter alls Him to the Stand.
Moss therefore was very indignant at
Freedman's action and he denounced
the witness vehemently and , recalled
him to the stand. The questions which
he rut with regard to the. paper to
Freedman were not answered, the wit
ness refusing absolutely to state by
whom the paper had been prepared. At
this juncture Moss took occasion toray
that thoe witnesses who were in con
tempt would be dealt with later in a
regular and logical way. When Croker
was on the stand a few days ago he tes
tified that he had received ' dividends
from the Surety company, while yes
terday it developed that the company
had not paid dividends.
Divided Money with Croker.
Freedman explained on the stand that
Croker is a stockholder in the com
pany and is interested in the business
success of the Metropolitan district
that he. the witness, received a salary
of $15.noo a year as manager for this
territory, ard commissi. ins. and that he
divided money with Croker. Frredman,
however, refused to name the sum that
he paid to Croker. and said further that
he thought Croker might be under the
impression that the money paid him was
In the way of a dividend. Nearly the
entire examination of the witness cen
tered about his and Croker's connection
with the Surety company, which has
dealings with a large number of city
The Himmelwright Incident.
Abraham Himmelwright. of the Roeb-
llng company, refused at the very out
net of his examination to answer ques
tions, and entered Into a discussion at
the slightest opportunity. After several
long wrangles the witness insisted upon
making an explanation. He was or
dered from the witness stand by Chair
man Mazet, but he refused to leave the
stand. Then Moss called for the s-r-
geant-at-arms and mmmeiwrlgnt was
escorted from the room.
An exclusive cemetery for pet animals
and birds has been established on the
Hudson river, near Coxsackie, N. Y.
(lztteb to ass. rmtBis no. 41,307
" Dear Friexd A jear agx I was a
great sufferer from female weakness.
M v head ached all the time and I would
pet so dizzy and have that all gone
feeling In the stomach aid was so
nervous and restless that I did not
know what to do with myself.
My food did me no good and I had a
bad case of whites. I wrote to you and
after taking Lydia E. Pinkham's Vege
table Compound as directed, I can
truly say that I feel like a new woman
and canaot tell you bow grateful I am
I have recommended it to all my
friends and have given it to my
daughter who is now getting along
splendidly. May yon live many years
to help our suffering sisters." Mbs. C
Cakpectzb, 253 Ubaxd St., Eboo&lyx,
Over eighty thousand
such letters as this were re
ceived by Mrs. . Pinkham
during 1897. Surely this is
strong proof of her ability
to heip suffering women.
that money can
'com f bines econ
omy and Etrength
There is more concen
t rated merit and medicinal
power in a bottle of Hood's Sarsapa-
niia man in nan a uuu Domes oi
others, h&ch bottle of Hood
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as to rtren g t h
and ecoftomy and
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fortnight. Second, Because those
who havebought a and taken it
raise it. It cures
even x when
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.dence las if they
Dealers who try to sell something
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Ours is asVJ m f laoodas
Hood's is the standard
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many other reasons why Hood's Sarsa
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you will only buy it ahd try it yourself
you will have reasons for faith in it
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oi, us curative powers, lake it note
uet Hood's. It never dtsavvointit.
liAVITT WRITES TO A GERMAN
rays Chambers Is Nominally an American,
but in nglisranan Itcally.
Berlin, April 22. HJrr Wilhelm Lieb
!r-i;ht. the socialist llader, has received
a ietttr from Michaef Davitt, National
1st membctof the British parliament for
South Mayo, in wfciei the writer says
he is able to confirrh from his own
knowledge the charg& recently brought
in London Truth attainst the. London
Missionary society by Lloyd Osborne,
step-son of the late Hubert Louis Ste
venson, who characterized the society's
antagonism to Mataafa, a ltoman Cath
olic. as the "whole cause of the quarrel"
Davit t describes Chief Justice Cham
bers as "nominally an American, but in
reality an Englishman who is anxious
to promote an Anglo-American alli
ance. He expresses hatred of England,
and warns the Germans "against mak
ing the American nation answerable
for the blameworthy attitude of one or
two persons." Davitt says all the
trouble is due .to Knglish intrigue and
that the United States will act on the
HISSES FOR GEHT GOMEZ-
Old Chief Insnltcd oa the Wharf
vana by Spaniards. '
Havana, April 22. Several reports are
In circulation regarding the affront to
Gomez Thursday while he was return
ing in a launch after saying farewell to
his two sons and daughter who sailed
for San Domingo. The exact facts are
these: General Gony-z was hissed by
some people who were standing on the
roof of a house that overlooked the har
bor. - -
They waved Spanish flags, cried "Long
live Weyler" and "Jxng live Spain,"
and "Death to Gomoz." Death to the
Americans," .and "teath to the Cu
bans. The passengers and sailors on
loard the Alfonso XIII repeated the
cries. i.ven the papers that oppose uo-
mez denounce the proceeding as an out
rage. Flaw in the McLeod Act.
Detroit. April 22. The discovery of an
olleged flaw in theMcLeod act authoriz
ing acquirement by he city of Detroit
of the street railwjs has raised an
other point .against.' municipal owner
ship. The engrofwed bill does not con
tain a clause which was in the original
providing that nothing In the act shall
affect the granting of franchises by the
city counciL Governor Pingree says
the omission of the clause is of no con
sequence. The attorneys of the Citi
zens company assert that tne alleged
discrepancy ts a strong point in the
proceedings they are about to bring to
test the act.
Ice Gives l"p a Corpse.
West Superior, Wis.. April 22. The
breaking of Jce In the lower bay slip
yesterday resulted in the recovery of the
body of a man which has probably been
in the water since last fall. The papers
on the body identified him as Godfrey
Johnson, of Amery. Wis. No foul play
is suspected, because $76 in cash was on
the body, also $225 in certificates of
deposit on the Bank of Amery and oth
Bryan Speaks at Buffalo.
Buffalo. X. Y April 22. Fully 3.000
people crowded Music hall last night to
listen to COlonel William J. Bryan.
Among those In the tooxes were Mayor
DiehU Vicar General COnnery, of the
diocese of Buffalo, sad the chief city
officials. O. P. H. Belmont also spoe.
The best medicine
a m r
reaffirming his adherence to the will of
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.
We Offer This Spring the
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
clothiers show. gjpi
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THE LONDON 1
BEEF COURT OF INQUIRY.
Some Documents Submitted on Eoth Side
of Hie Ivsue.
Washing-ton, April 2. The Wade
court of inquiry devote! yesteray's ses
sion to reviewing testimony and last
night held another sersion for the pur
puse of reading reports, letters, deposi
tions and other papers bearing upon
the beef investigation. President Mc
Kinley's Instructions to the court of
ir.-.iuiry were read and they cover the
case completely. Their spirit is "let no
guilty man esvape." Both Major Lee
and Colonel Davis submitted a number
of reports and a mass of correrpon
dncp. Among the documents read by
Colonel Davis was a letter from the
Washington attorneys of Armour & Co.,
dated June 17,, 198, after the contract
for beef had been let, asking for a re
consideration of the subject in the in
terest of their clients and an indorse
ment by General Eagan as commis
sary general opposing the request.
In their letter the attorneys repre
sented that the Armours controlled the
Powell process for the treatment of
meal, and that thin fact gave them
such an advantage In the preservation
of fresh beef as to Justify the war de
partment in disregarding the difference
in -price and awarding them the con
tract. In his indorsement Gen. Eagan
referred to the letter of the attorneys
as a special, pleauingv and said there
was no reason in this plea why the sub-
Ji-ct should be reopened.
Major Lee submitted a deposition by
J. S. Armstrong, president of the Arm
strong Packing Company, of Dallas.
Tex., which among other things set
f irth the substance of a conversation
with General Eagan. Armstrong was
one of the bidders for beef in block and
said that he discussed with Gen. Eagan
the question of beef being kept for
seventy-two hours after being taken
from the refrigerator. Armstrong said
he exprssed the opinion that it was im
possible, to which General Eagan re
plied that Swift & Co. and Armour to:h
had knowledge of a process by which
beef could be kept for that length of
Hundred and Klxty-Flrst Indiana
Washington, April 22. The One
Hundred and Sixty-first Indiana, will
come to Washington May 1 and be re
viewed by the president and the secre
tary of war. The regiment proper is
to reach Washington In time for
breakfast May 1. The regiment will
b:ave for home the same day.
NintK Illinois at Savannah.
Savannah. Ga April 22 The Ninth
Illinois regiment arrived at quarantine
last night on the transport Dixie. It
will go into detention crmp for five days
at Daufuskie island, and on Wednes
day or Thursday will go to Augusta to
l.e mustered out. Ex-Representative
Campbell is in command.
Arm'Caaght fa a Shaft. -
Lafayette, Ind., April 22. William
Rlzer, employed in Bigg's pump factory.
caught his arm in a shaft and St was
literally torn from his body, which
made one complete revolution of the
shaft before the machinery could be
Wit bin a Foot of tne Danger I inc.
Omaha. April 22. The Missouri river
is now within less than a foot of the
danger point here and la steadily rising
at the rate of about eight - inches In
Alexander Derring, 2 years old, was
drowned in a foot and a half of water
near his home at Chicago.
The imposition by the ITnited States
of a tax on tea almost ruined the tea
trade of Formosa last year.
The output of pig iron in Germany
last year was 7,402,717 tons, as com
pared with 6.SS9.067 tons in 1S97.
Ex-Secretary Sherman was well
enough yesterday to make a call at the
White House and see the president.
.I'eanut or ground-nut butter flas
been successfully made and marketed
wholesale, at 15 and 17 cents per pound.
The Naval Reserve association, of Illi
nois, resolved to offer the government
2f0 men for service in the Philippine isl
ands. The Kentucky law under which ne
groes have been sold on the block for
vagrancy has been declared unconsti
tutional. Frederick Widduck's tailor shop at
Chicago was held up and part of the
stock of spring goods was carried away
in a wagon by robbers.
Sheriff J. S. Dawson was killed from
ambush in the mountains near the
North Carolina-Tennessee- line not far
from Walkervllle, N. C.
Ex-Governor Lord, of Oregon, has de
clined the tender of the mission to Per
sia. Governor Lord was an applicant
for the Peruvian mission.
Judge Farmer at Taylorville, Ills., de
livered an opinion in which he held that
Governor Tanner exceeded his authority
in declaring martial law in Pana.
Major C. H. Smith. Major E. E. Aus
tin and CAptain J. H. Whittle, of the
Seventy-first New York regiment, have
been found guilty of cowardice at the
battle of Santiago.
The faculty of the University of Wis
consin has sent out invitations to tha
Wisconsin Superintendents and Super
vising Pria'pals' association to meet
with them . rlday. May 26.
THEY CARRIED OPEN LAMPS.
The Result Was the Death of Fonr Me
and a Boy in a Mine.
Albuquerque, N. M., April 22. Four
men and a boy employed In Cook &
White's coal mine at Madrid lost their
lives at noon yesterday. Orders are
strict to the effect that only safety
lamps shall be used in the mine, but
two men some time after the foreman
had made his rounds carried in open
lamps. While the men were ascending
for their noon meal a terrific explosion
Four men. John Blenwesky, Adam
Jeisewiosl. John Reya and Fred AIra
and a boy, F. E. Wapps, were still in
the pit. The machinery refused to work
and it was not until 2:30 that a descent
could be made. Two dead bodies were
found at once and about 4 p. m. the re
maining three. The men evidently died
from suffocation as no bruises could be
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