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VOL,. XL.VII. NO. 100.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.., SATURDAY, APKIL 29, 1S99.
PRICE THREE CENTS.
THEY ADMIT DEFEAT
FiliDinos Still Refuse to
Accept Terms of the
FRUITLESS CONFERENCE WITH OTIS
Insurgent .Representative Expected to K
tarn With l'reiih Proposals From Lena
I.onilon .font Claims Latter" totl
atinns for 1'eace are I'aaatborlzecl and
That lie Don Dot Represent Airnlnaldo.
Manila. April 29, 3 p. m. The con
f?rcnce todav between Otis and the
insurgent representatives was fruit
less. It is understood that the Fili-
nino commissioners were iriven terms
upon which the Americans will con
sent to negotiate. The Filipinos ad
mit that they are de feated, and it is
exnected that thev will return with
fresh proposals from Luna.
I.ona's Negotiations I'naathorlzed.
London. April 29. The Filipino
junta claims that Gen. Luna's nejjo
tiations for peace are unauthorized.
lhat he does not represent Ajjuinaldo.
They declare that Ajjuinaldo has been
negotiating tvitb the Lmted Mates
1'hilippine commission since before
Malolos was attacked: that the
terras proposed are that the Ameri
cans irrant the Filipinos self-govern
ment similar to that of Canada, Ma
nila to remain in nossesson of the
United States until congress decides
otherwise, and that over the capitals
of all the other islands and shipping
the American and Filipino flags shall
Cable from Otis.
Washington. April 29. Gen. Otis
cables as follows: "The conference
with the insurgent representatives
terminated this morning. Their re-
jucst was for a cessation of hostilities
for three weeks, to enable them to ca'.l
I heir congress -to decide whether to
continue the war or propose terms of
j&cc. The proposition was declined,
but full amnesty promised on sur
render. I believe, the insurgents are
tired of the war but seek to secure
terms of peace through what they
denominate their representative con
grens." I'KACE OW IN SIGHT.
I nleo Agulnalilo la Flaying a Game to OI
taln Time and Keat.
Washington. April 29. It wa good
'news that went to the departments as
soon as they were opened here yester
day, ami earlier to the fecretartes of
state, war and the navy. The first was
a press dispatch from Manila dated at
4:20 a. ni. yesterday, announcing the ar
rival of Filipino . Hirers In our lines
looking for peace. Then came a dispatc h
from OtiH to the war department as fol
lows: "This morning hicf of staff from
commanding general of Insurgent forces
enured our lines to express admiration
of the wonderful feat of the American
army In forcing passage of the riwr,
whlrhv was thought Impossible. Staff
officer reorts that Insurgent command
ing general has received from Insurgent
government directions to suspend hos
tilities pending negotiations for the ter
mlnatlon of the war. Staff officer with
tiartv is now en rjute to Manila, and
will arrive soon."
I.ater News Not So Good.
Later in the day a press dispatch was
received stating that the negotiations
for peace had not been successful yes
terday, but that another conference
would occur today. It was stated that
the Filipino officers had been In confer
ence with OeneraJ Otia and t-e civil
commissioners to the Philippines and
that O.neral Otis had refused in any
way to recognize the Philippine gov
ernment. This was stated In the fol
lowing dispatch, dated Manila. April 28.
6:2j p. m.: "The Filipino advances for
peace have been fruitless. Colonel
Argudcse and Lieutenant Bernal. who
came into Oeneral MacArthur's lines
under a flag of truce, told General Otis
that they were representatives of Oen
eral Luna, who had ben requested by
Acuinaldo to ask Oer.eral Otis for a
cssatlon of hostilities in order to allAw
time for the summoning of the Filipino
congress, which body would decide
whether the people wanted peace. Gen
eral Otis replied that he did not recog
nise the existence of a Filipino govern
ment. There will be another conference
Kad of the Trouble In Sight.
Still the end of the Filipino insurrec
tion is in sight in the opinion of army
Made from pure
cream of tartar.
Safeguards the food
Alton fcafcto? powdVn are the greatest
n unarm to health of the proms' day.
end na-y Glacials: Secretary Alger said
as the department closed that while it
could not be said that peace was as
sured he regarded the prospects as of
the brightest, and felt confident that
'tie end of the insurrection was near.
JO his mind there would be a repeti
tion of the negotiations which were had
before Santiago. The secretary left
Washington last night for a ten days'
trip in the west, and it gave him great
satisfaction to leave affairs in such
Otis Must VfaU h the Tagals.
It is expected that today there will
be further negotiations with the in
surgent representatives. While the
hope is expressed that our commission
will not ho'.d out terms so severe as to
lead to a renewal of the fighting, or
the withdrawal of the insurgents to an
other stronghold farther north. It is
iea!ized that Otis must exercise care to
make sure that they do not In bad faith
take advantage of the opportunity af
forded by a suspension of hostilities to
secure whatever Jf benefit to them
selves may come from the rapidly ap
proachlng rainy season. Campaigning
on the part of the Americans will be
almost impossible at that time. How
ever, it is believed that Aguinaldo is
now really in earnest and that his sole
effort is to shift responsibility for the
surrender to the Filipino congress.
Ol'B OTHER ISLAND DirFICttTV.
Lively Controversy at Havana Over the
Position of Cen. Conies.
Havana. April 29. The attitude of
General Maximo Gomez toward the "in
tervening power" as he calls the United
States, causes a lively controversy
among politicians here and even among
his friends. La Discuciou and El Re
concentrado treat him as an ally cf the
United States and refer to him as a
"traitor to the cause of Cuban inde
pendence." La Lucha and La. Patrla
view him as a consistent leader of the
Cuban people. From time to time copies
of his private correspondence embody
ing allusions to public business are sup
plied to the press and afford material
for speculation and argument regard
ir.g his real position and purpose.
For instance, one of the papers yes
terday published extracts from a letter
Gomez recently wrote to Rednlfo Men-
endez, of Merida, Yucatan, in the course
of which he said: "My energy, my
strength and all my prestige I am giv
ing here in my devotion to the cause of
independence for this heroic country;
and I devote myself especially to the
labor in concert with the provisional
government which attends and serves
A member of his household has given
the following explanation of the posi
tion of Gomez: "Of course. General
Gomez continues to favor, as he always
has favored, ultimate Independence; but
he considers a period of American con
trol as a logical preparation for that
independence. Therefore, he wishes to
x-o-rrpcra te with the Americans without
reservation in disbanding the troops
and in quieting and reconstructing thd
country. He cannot tell hewTbng this
period should be. but he would probably
have Issued a statement, declaring his
formal support of the American pro
visional control, if the recent severe at
tacks upon his views had ' not been
General Gomez and the consulting
committee, or Junta, of Cuban generals,
are pushing their inquiries in the work
of verifying the Cuban army rolls, and
11 is now believe.! that the final list will
not include more than 28 0C0 names. The
r.sts will probably be ready before the
arrival of Major Francis S. Dodge, of
the pay department, who will distribute
the 1.000.000. Lu Lucha publishes a
teleirram from Sanctl Spiritus describ
ing the conditions there as most de
plorable. The correspondent says the
citizens can get neither food nor work,
and that thousands are applying dai)y
for assistance to tha municipal authori
ties. La Lucha suggests cleaning and
paving the streets of Sanctl Spiritus as
one way of providing employment.
La Lucha publishes a dispatch from
Holguin. province of Santiago de Cuba,
reporting that bandits Thursday sacked
the villages of Saro. Huti. Peregrina,
Canelon and Sama. all in the northern
part of the province, and that another
party of fifteen attacked San Andres,
about twenty miles northwest of Hol
guin. The outlaws robbed the hoiwes
at each place, securing principally gro
ceries and clothing. The dispatch says
the Cuban general. Salazar. with seven
men. pursued the bandits and overtook
them In the Vijulu mountains where a
hot fight ensued. The robbers were
eventually driven from behind the rocks
and retreated, leaving one dead a ne
gro four horses and several bundles of
plunder. The dead man was identified
as Domingo Martinez, a Jamaican who
had long resided near Holguin.
DEATH ROLL CROWS.
r Innings of Additional Rodles In the Kirks
St. Louis. April 29. The roll of
killed and injured at Kirksville con
tinues to grow by the finding and
identification of additional bodies, and
the death of injured. A revised li. t
shows 52 dead and 126 injured. Mr.
Hennon died at midnight. The liv s
of a dozen injured are dispaired of.
The financial loss is J3W.UOU. It is
believed that all the dead and injured
at Newton are accounted for. lb
dead numbered 11. and the injured
82 two fatally.
WAR INQUIRY COMPLETED.
Coat tats 'o leMVM Public I ntll Sob-
Bitted to the President.
Washington. April 29. The war
court of inquiry has completed its re
port. It was delivered to t be war de
partment this afternoon. It will pot
be made public until it Las been
transmitted to the president.
Fr sldent Resting In New York.
New -York, April 29. President
McKinley expects to remain here un
til Mondar. lie is Here lor rest, and
declines to receive callers.
A boot noon the president and Mrs.
McKinley embarked on a nary tag for
a pleasure trip on the North river. .
His Reply to Admiral Dewey as
Stated by German Naval
Officers at Kiel.
OOITSUL WHO TALKED TOO FREELY,
According to the View of a German Edl
tor More Newspaper Talk on the Rela
tions Between the United States, England
and Germany London Editor Happy
Over the Developments at Manila Rus
sia and England "Coming Together.
Berlin, April 29. Some of the Berlin
t.jwspapers condemn a speech made re
cently by the United States consul at
Amsterdam. George C. Corey,- in which
it was said that from the year 1SCS
Prince Bismarck had been constantly
scheming to seize Holland. " The North
German Gazette, commenting on this
assertion, nays that the United States
seems to pick out singular specimens of
mankind for diplomatic posts.
IMederlch's "Reply to Dewey."
A dispatrh from Kiel to The Vossiche
Zeitung says that naval officers there
are smiling at the statements made by-
Captain Joseph B. Coghlan in thecourse
of his pnpprh nt the Union T.ea Erne elub
banquet In New York last week. These
officers claim that Admiral von Dieder
ich's answer to Admiral Dewey's threat
TICS APMIKAL DIEDIUCU3.
was simoly: "Clear rot- action ana
quietly steam through the American
lines into the harbor." The Neusten
Xachric-hten notes "with 1'vely satis
faction the loyal attitude of the Wash
ington government in admmi-hing Ad
miral Kautz relative to his letter" to
his cousin in the United States.
Takes a Whack at John Hull.
London. April 29. TheBerlin corror
spendent f The Times remaiKtog' upon
the puerile manoeuvres of the Ger
man papers In trying to read into the
reports of the Porpoise bombarding
Samoan villages in the absence of the
Philadelphia a proof of the -break-down
of the Anglo-American fntente," quotes
The Neusten Nachrichten as saying;
The Americans, in accordance with
Washington's instructions lefrain from
intervention in the internecine coi-
llicts of th; natives, while the English
men-of-war continue to perform 'deeds
of heroism' against the defenseless vil
lages." View Taken by K. P. Porter.
Robert P. Porter, who was the prin
cipal guest of the White Friars club
last night, responding to the toast. "The
Anglo-Haxon Brotherhood." dwelt upjn
the ever-Increasing commercial ties
binding the United States to Great
Britain, and in the rouise of bis re
marks raid that during his recent visit
to Germany he had tried to make it
understood that Germany could profit.
as well as England, by manufacturing;
American raw material. In this con
nection he observed that despite recent
events, the United States was "In close
s;mpathy" with Germany.
LONDON EDITORS ARE PLEASED.
They Congratulate L'ncle Sam on the Ont-
look in the Philippines.
London. April 29. All the . morning
papers contain editorials congratulating
the United States upon the prospect of
peace in the Philippines and compli
menting the bravery and endurance of
the' Ami rlcan troops, which have pro
duced the much-desired result. AH in
sist that the United States cannot treat
with the rebel government. All approve
the demand of General Otis for an un
conditional surrender, and urge that he
fchould be given full powers and not be
hampered by instructions from YVash-
ngton. The Daily Mail says: "General
Otis has to deal with Orientals, and his
policy must he directed accordingly."
The Morning Post, which emphasizes
the danger of treating with the rebels.
Eays: "The way may be long, but the
adoption of a conciliatory policy Is not
the method best suited to get to the end
of it." The Standard says: "The rebels
are proper objects for clemency, but
they cannot be dealt with as a political
entity. No real friend of the islanders
would wish to see them all at once
charged with the task cf working out
their own destiny on lines' of pure au
tonomy." The Daily News thir.ks a na
tive adminstration. under supreme
American control, and even a native
army "fortified" by a compact Ameri
can garrison, would be the best solu
tion." Russia and England Agree.
London. April 29. The Berlin corre
spondent of The Morning Post says:
"The Anglo-Russian negotiations have
practically concluded in an agreement
aiming to put an end to the battles for
railway and other concessions in China.
The agreement recognizes Rusia's
sphere as the North and Great Brit
ain's as the Yangtce valley."
Vtattr of Casnaltles la the War.
Washington. April 29. A statement j
prepared at the war department shows t
that I9S were killed In the Philippines
from Feb. to April 28. and LU1
wounded; total. 1.2C9.
CONDITION Of TSEMAKK.ETS.
As Observed by the Experts' or the Brad
street Coniuiercial Agency.
New York, April 29. Bradstreet's
ays: Demand from first hands for gen
eral merchandise' if", if an y thing, quieter,
in keeping with the "between season"
period now at hand. Industrial activity
continues specially marked, a pleasing
feature this week being the practical
absence of the unrest, particularly in
the building trades, noted for many
years past about May 1. The spring
like weather conditions, however, have
been the reverse of stimulating as re
gards quotations of two of the coun
try's1 greatest staples wheat and cot
ton. In these and in hog products the
tendency of values has been toward a
Winter wheat crop advices have con
tinued irregularly unfavorable, but
good weather enabling a large area to
be planted in spring wheat, coupled
with rather less active export demand
and denials of damage to Kuropean
crops, has weakened ' quotations of
wheat and flour at leafllng eastern and
Interior markets. - The strength of the
lumber markets shows little impair
ment. Wool as a whole is quiet and
steady, but a relativefV higher range of
values abroad is intubated. Partially
compensating for thetfalling off in ex-
norts of natura.1 nrodacts. Dartlriilnrlv
cereals, is the immtjse expansion in
exports of manufactured goods. Ship
ment of Kiieh B-oorls in M : rr-Vi no-crre
gated over $36,000,000, rr 35 per cent, of
all our exports, a proportion rarely, if
ever, before approached.
Business failures for the week num
ber 184. as compared with 187 last week,
245 in this week a. year ago, 214 in 1S9G
and 206 in 1S95.
Gov. Soofield So and a Warning.
Madison, wis., April 29. Governor
Scofleld yesterday sent to both houses
of the legislature a message calling at
tention to the necessity for makingsome
provision for meeting the extraordinary
appropriations made and informing
them that unless it is done the money
will not be spent without the governor's
approval. The senate' passed the Orton
life insurance taxation bill in the form
that it came from the Assembly. The bill
increases the taxes of jthe Northwestern
Mutual Life Insurance company, of
Milwaukee, to $220.000 js year. The house
passed a few bills and adjourned to
Rain and Hail I is Miciiigan.
Iron wood, Mich., April 29. A rain and
hail storm has caused serious damage
in this section. Manjr rivers which are
low In the summer have risen from "our
to six feet, and the spring thaws will
make the rivers even higher than at
present. Nearly all trains are delayed
on account of swamped tracks, while
the country adjacent, to the rivers are
Ordered To Be Ready for Labor Riots.
Buffalo, N. Y., April 29. The Sixty-
fiftr regiment- has Men ordered to as
semble at the Broadwayaryenal at noon
today and to be prepared for field serv
ice Immediately. The order is the result
of the recent disturbance caused by the
split In the ranks of the grain shovelers
union and of the anticipation of riots
along the docks In the near future.
Killed by Lightning in a storm.
Omro, Wis., April 29. Lawrence Gog-
eins. age about SO years, was killed by
lightning" during a severe storm on the
Stead farm;, southeast of this village.
Thursday afternoon.: He was at work
in the field-and had sought shelter un
der a tree, where the lightning struck.
I'anatlas bome More Troubles.
Pana. Ills., April 29. Firebugs have
evidently invaded Tana. Tuesday night
the dwelling of R. Chatham, in the
Flatham mining district, was burned,
and early yesterday morning the resi
dence of Jeff Stanton, In the Penwell
mining section, was also destroyed.
Both fires were of incendiary origin.
Kansas Town Swept by Fire.
Atwood. Kan., April 29. The business
portion of St. Francis, county seat of
Cheyenne county, . was destroyed by a
fire which broke. ont shortly after 1
o'clock this mornings. Fifteen buildings
were destroyed, leaving only one busi
ness house standing.
Burglars Get Away with Sl.OOO.
Rloomington, Ills., April 29. The
banking house of C A. Shitkle. at Ells
worth, fifteen miles east cf Bloomlng-
ton. was robbed during the night. The
robbers got away with something over
A Story of Sterility,
SUFFERINQ AND RELIEF.
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' I had been sick ever since my mar
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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.
1 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
YOU KNOW US.
CIRCUIT COURT MATTERS.
Final Adjournment of the January Term
Judjje F. D. Kanisay announced
linal adjournment of , the January
term of the Kock Island county cir
cuit court at noon today, after the ar
rangement of a list of common law
cases for trial the lirst week of the
May term, which commences next
The second hearing of Mrs. Belle
Starkey's f 25,000 damage suit against
the city of Rock Island was set for
Tuesday morning. It is understood
the defense will ask a continuance, in
order that J. K. Scott, the new city
attornev-elect, niavhave time to make
preparation of his case.
1 here are bOO cases on the docket.
which is said to be the greatest num
ber in the history of the court here.
J-lie volume of business in Kock Isl
and is increasing at a marvelous rate,
and in the opinion of members of the
ar it will be an impossibility to ever
reach the bottom of the list unless an
arrangement is effected for the hold
ing of court here the vear around.
The grand jury will be impanelled
at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon. Judge
Gest will convene the term, which
will continue for about nine weeks.
As brieily stated in last night's
Auurs, a verdict of acquittal was re
turned by the jurv late yesterday
afternoon in the case of Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Harroun, thereby vindicatinc
he .couple of the charge of burglar-
.in-g the home of Charles Irvin,of
The Lizzie Gardner passed up.
The Verne Swain and Winona were
in port as usual.
i be rebuilt packet olunteer will
replace the W. J. Young in the Bur-
inrton trade Monday.
The stage of water at the Rock Isl
and bridge at 6 a. m. was J.o5; at
noon at was 9.60. I he temperature
at noon was H.
The nacket Winona has formally
entered the Clinton short line trade
for the season, running opposite to
the Verne Swain and leaving here in
Eulelde at Cobden 111.
Cobden. 111.. April 2K-A. X. Mill
er, vice president ana moneyet part-
r of a bank that recently failed here.
suicided today by shooting. Finan
cial troublt s caused the tragedy.
Labor Strike In Indiana.
Indianapolis, April 29. Half of the
miners in tne state itj expect ja to
eo out Monday or Tuesday in the big-
irest strike since 1&37.
Ninth Illinois Beaches Augusta.
Lugusta. Ga., April 29. 9th Illi-
nois .arrived touay ami went into
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MKS. TAJMWtli HAS VIEWS.
She Thinks of Lynch Lav Tersely
and I'lainly Stated
Rprinjrflr-ld, 111., April 29. Mrs. John
R. Tanner, wife of the governor, has
given for publication the following
tigned statement of her views regarding
lynching, in response to much solicita
tion of newspaper reporters:
"There is no fit time to ignore the law,
Protection is the religion of our nation.
and the law protects, defends, and pre
scribes fur -all emergencies, not in tho
heat of passion, with inflamed, hysteri
cal brain and barbarous thirst for blood
but scruple fur Et-ruple and dram for
dram, carefully weighing our offenses,
no matter how hideous the crime or
how petty the sin.
"We cannot live in this world without
justice, nor in the world to come with
out mercy. The mob law is a brutal
shame, a disgrace to our people, and th
guilty soul, hunted down like a mad
beast. Is marked only so many degrees
better or worse, according to the crime,
than the demons who rejoice in tortur
ing him and setting the most cruel and
base example of anarchy possible to
conceive of, in the midst of civilization
Scores on the Hall Field.
Chicago, April 29. Following were the
League base ball scores on the diamond
yesterday: At Washington New York
8. Washington '12; at Philadelphia Bos
ton 0. Philadelphia 6; at Brooklyn
Baltimore 12, Brooklyn 11, at Pittsburg
Pittsburg 1, St. Louis 5.
Western Association: At Detroit Co
lumbus 3. Hetroit d: at Milwaukee
Minneapolis 1, Milwaukee 4: at Indianap.
olis Buffalo 4, Indianapolis 3; at Kan
sas City St. Paul 5, Kansas City 14.
Novelty in Death Coincidences.
Pana, Ills.. April 29. Mrs. John Bugs,
one of the wealthiest residents In Chris
tian county, died at her home near As
sumption yesterday morning. Thirty
minutes later her son-in-law, Arthur
Perry, of Decatur, who had been at
tending her bedside, was suddenly
stricken and died within an hour, in the
same room where his mother-in-law
ad died. .
"New Work Legislature Adjourns.
Albany, N. Y., April 29. The legisla
ture of the state of New Tork adjourned
sine die yesterday afternoon.
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