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VOL. XLVII. ZSTO. 108.
ROCK ISLAXD, IKL., TUESDAY, 3IAY 1S99.
PRICE THREE CENTS.
ATTACKED BY REBELS
Reconnoitering Party From Law-
ton's Command Advances on
MAJ. DIGGELS IS W0U5DED,
Americans Met With m Volley From the
Force of the Insurgents Itehlnd the
Trench British Ship Loch Sloy Wrecked
oa Ksoeiroa Inland, South Australia
and 8.1 I.Ives Lott-Another Flour Com
bine Formed President In Vlrcl'iia.
Manila, May 11, 6 p. m. A recon
noitcrinjr, party from Lawton's com-
inarnl under .Mai. Uis'iles, of the Min
nesota regiment, advanced vesterdav
to a point near San Miguel, about 12
miles from the north of Hahnag
There the Americans met with a vol
lev from the forces of the rebels le-
liind their trench. Maj. Diggles was
Washington, May 9 The govern
meat is ad vised that the cruiser
Charleston left Hong Kong for the
north coast of Luzon. The object of
the trip is not explained.
FLOUR MILL TRUST NOW.
Combination of All Mills In Country Not
Yet So Incladed.
Chicago, May 0. The Post says
"A combination of all the tlouring
mills at the bead of the lakes, New
York City, IJufTalo, and Syracuse has
lcen effected, and tomorrow a score
or more of mills will be embraced in
the deal to be turned over to a new
management., i tie consolidation is
capitalized at f 10,000,000. The olli-
rers and directors are already elected.
It will enter the lists against the Pills
bury -Washburn-Crosby Consolidated
Milling company, which hitherto has
practically controlled the Hour milling
interests of the northwest. The new
corporation will be known as the
United States Flour Milling company,
with headquarters in New York.1'
as to I. I. Armour's Grave
London, May 'J. No continuation
was received here of the report that
1. 1. Armour, of Chicago, was strick
en with paralysis. Armour's repre
sentative bere says the latest advices
from him reported bis arrival at Ham
burg very ill, and that he proceeded
to the (ierman springs to take the
Iyoiulon, M:iy ' Armour's repre
sentative received a telegram this
afternoon denying that Armour bad
had a stroke of apoplexy. Armour
has been at Waupen several days tak
ing the waters. His condition is ma
Walsh Is liaik.
Ottumwa. Iowa, Mav 'J. C. A.
Walsh, secret. irv of the national dem
ocratic committee, arrived from the
Klondike. He says though he secured
valuable claims he is still a linn be
liever in 10 to 1.
Will Stand Tocether.
Washington. May 'J. The United
Stales ami Great Britain will stand
together in advocacy of the adoption
of the scheme for the settlement of in
ternational disputes by arbitration
which will !e presented to the dis
armament conference at the Hague.
ltrltlsh Ship Wrecked.
Adelaide. South Australia, May 9.
The British ship Loch Sloy was
wrecked on the Kangaroo island,
April 24. Five passengers and '25 of
the crew were drowned. Four escaped
from the wreck and three are still
wandering in the bush.
l'reslilent In Virginia.
Hot Springs. V.. May 'J. I'rcsident
ami Mrs. McKinley reached here this
morning. The president will lcgin
taking baths tod.iv.
Keller for Fire Sufferer.
CumlK-rland. Wis., May 9. County
Clerk Simrsnn has received from the
Matt treasurer the tlO.OUO appropriated
for the relief of the tire sufferers of this
county. The commission has made a
ti.'Yifion of the money.
Blast iveay iii me Mate Asylnlms.
Pes Moines, la.. May 9 The state
board of control yesterday adopted a
policy to prevent depopulation of the
rtt Inyarit. asvlums. 15nchanan roun-
Made from pure
cream of tartar.
Safeguards the food
AJom baking powders arc the greatest
mrnacrrs to health of the present day.
KrH ftMl"! Cft. . ttffw VOW.
ty demanaea me release of Krnest fer
kins. whom It was desired to keep In
the county asylum at Independence, as
It is cheaper for the board. The board
refused and announced hereafter It will
release r.o patients except on order of
the county insanity commissioners and
request cf relatives.
Nasbwille Ea Bout to SU Lonls.
St. Louie. May 9. A dispatch was re
ceived here !ast nisrht that the eunboat
Nashville, which is en route to St. Louis.
cast anchor for the night near Cape
Glradeau. Mo.. 131 miles south of this
city. Captain Maynard announced that
the Journey would be resumed at sun
rise this moraine;. According- to the
calculation of river men the gunboat
should arrive here tomorrow noon if the
river does not take a suddr-n drop.
GREAT FIBJSAT MASSILLON.
Bossell Co,'s Thresher Plant Burned-
Loss Is naif a Million.
Mansillon. O., May 9. The largest
conflagration in the history of Mas.illon
swept Russell & Co.'s mammoth
tiiresher and engine plant last night
destroying property valued at fully
$500,000. The fire started in the ware
house at I p. m., and in spite of the
efforts of the various hose companies
gained steady progress. In this struc
ture were fully 300 finished machines
and all were consumed.. Canton was
wired, for assistance, but answered too
late to be of assistance. The machine
shops were saved.
Albert Bamberger, a volunteer fire
man, was killed by a falling wall. In
the same catastropheChrist'an L. Baalz,
a workman, was probably fatally in-.
HUNT FOR FOUR CHILDREN.
Tiro of Tbein Stray In Frant of a Train
and Are Hart.
Bessemer. Mich.. May 9. Pour chil
dren, belonging to families named New
man and Thorsf and living in the Colby
mining location, strayed from their
homes on Saturday afternoon. When
the children cou'.d not be found in the
evening, the parents notified Marshal
Stiner and he, with several others.
started to look them up. The marshal
and his assistants found the little ones
nearly two miles west of the city on
the Northwestern tracks at about 10
o'clock Sunday evening.
Two of the children were lying at the
bottom cf a high dump. insenslMe, each
having a painful gasn on his heid. The
others were on the other side of the
track and uninjured. Two trains had
pased over the track during the time
and it Is supposed that the children in
jured were either struck by the 9:09
east-bound train, or. in attempting to
get out of the way, had rolled to the
bottom of the duirp. cutting their heads
on the sharp stoma. The children were
r.gtd 2 and 4 years. It is believed that
the jnjured ones will recover.
Results of the Ball Playing.
Chicago. May 9. The records made
by League clubs at base ball yesterday
were: At . New York Washington 2,
New York C; at Boston Brooklyn 0.
Boston 5; at Pittsburg Louisville 6.
I'itti-burg 8; at Chicago Cleveland 7,
Western League: At Indianapolis
Buffalo 1. Indianapolis 0; at Detroit
Columbus 5. Detroit 4: at Minneapolis
Xansas City 4. Minneapolis 13; at Pt.
I'aul Milwaukee 4, St. Paul 5 seven
Gen. Harrison at New York.
New York. May . Ex-President Har
rison arrived in this city yesterday and
Js at the Fifth Avenue hotel. Oeneral
Harrison is accompanied by his wife
and child. He will sail for Southamp
ton on the Pt. Paul on May IT. to at
tend the sessloil; of the Venezuela
boundary commission which will meet
in Paris on June 10. General Harrison
is chief counsel for Venezuela in the
Train Kills Ms Engineer.
West Superior. Wis.. May 9. An east
ern Minnesota ore train, consisting of
forty ore cars and several Ihix cars,
went crashing through the bridge of
the Belt line railway that crosses the
Nomadjl river yesterday. Engineer
Thomas Quinn was crushed to death.
Fireman Harry Miller had his leg badly
crushed. The train fell a distance of
sixty feet to the river.
Fatal Boiler Explosion.
Oshkosh. Wis.. May 9. By the explo
sion o fa boiler at the sawmill of the
Paine Lumber company shortly before
6 o'clock Sunday r.ight Eugene DuBois,
fireman, was fatajly injured, his wife in
stantly killed and an infant daughter
severely injured and will probably die.
The force of the explosion was terrific.
Chicago Antl-Expanslon Will Try Again.
Chicago. May 9. Another meeting of
citizens opposed to the continuation if
the war in the Phi'ippines is to le held
in Chicago before the end of the nvmth.
Invitations to attend a-e to be issue ! to
all the governors and senators who have
gone on record as being opposed to the
fighting in the Pacific islands.
Tkla Han la In Troable.
Some qneer letters find their way to
an editor's desk. And here is cne of
them, which is warm with life and feel
ing and means business-
To the Editor:
iu I sent you three weeks aeo come Son
day a sketch of poetry which was wrote by my
wife on her birthday. I told you to print it on
Sunday and send the. bill tome; but nary a
sketch of it or bill has I seen. You has placed
tue in dams Kin perdicamen by not printin
it Vordin to instructions, for niy wife thinks
I either didn't mail It or got "full" snd lost
it. Will you please drop me a line and set me
right about it t I know I mailed it to you in
the potrtotfioe, but I ain't got no witnesses. If
jou will set me right in the matter, I wiU
write a pieca for you myself 1
A DUssmskle Xrlskbsr. .
I notice a coolness between yon and
Mrs. Xexdore. What is the trouble t"
"She sent her little boy over yester
day for a stepladder we borrowed of
ber two years ago. The artful woman
let it stay bere all that time so she
could send for it some day and make
me f eel cheap. '-Cbicgoribune- s
CHICAGO'S BIC DITCH.
Conditions Under Which She May
Let the Water into the
' MUST TAKE ATfT. EESPONSIBIUTY
And Will Be Held Liable for All Dim
ages Also the War Office Will Shut On
the Water When It Thinks It Necessary
German Protection of Her Bleat Prod
nets Likely to Give Ts Some Trouble
Interview with Oen. Miles.
Washington, May 9. The secretary
cf war yesterday issued a formal order
permitting the opening of the drainage
canal at Chicago. Permission to open
the canal is qualified by the following
"1. That it be distinctly understood
that it is the intention of the secretary
of war to submit the questionsconnected
with the work of the sanitary district
of Chicago to congress for consideration
and final action and that this permit
shall be subjected to such action as may
be taken by congress.
Reserves Some Important Rights.
"2. That if at any time it becomes
apparent that the current created by
Euoh drainage works In the south and
main branches of Chicago river be un
reasonably obstructive to navigation
or injurious to property the secretary
of war reserves the right to close such
discharge through said channel or to
modify it to such extent as may be de
manded by navigation and porperty in
terests along said Chicago river and its
"3. That the sanitary district of Chi
cago must assume all responsibility for
damages to property and navigation In
terests for the reason of the Introduc
tion of a current in the Chicago river."
Leaves a Lot of Open Questions.
The most serious phase of the condi
tional permit is said to be the reference
of all the canal problems to congress. It
is a practical admission at the chief
of engineers is unwilling to assume the
responsibility for deciding them. It
leaves open all the questions as to the
rights of the valley people to enjoin the
canal and of the shippers at other lake
ports to object to the lowering of the
lake levels. It makes congress the Judge
of matters which have proved too puz
zling for expert engineers. The other
conditions are ones which would exist
In any case, and the mere statement of
them In the permit does not create any
new rights. It has been anticipated in
a general way that the permit would
contain conditions. As congress does
not convene until December there Is r.o
danger that the opening ceremonies will
be interfered with.
GENERAL MILES INTERVIEWED. "
He Simply Declines to Talk About the Beef
Co art Report.
Washington. May 9. The president
is commander-in-chief of the army and
my superior. He has approved the find
ings of the Wade court of inquiry.
Therefore I have no comment to make.
It would be an unsoldierly act were I to
d') so." With these words General Mi ej
replied to a Star reporter, who saw him
for a moment yesterday with regard
to the probable action he would take in
view of the adverse report of the court.
'W 111 you formulate a protest to the
president?" was the next question. "I
have nothing to say. No, sir," replied
Will you inspire a congressional in
vestigation?" "No, sir. I will not talk
upon the subject."
'Do you believe congress will rectify
the matter?" "I do not know what
congress will do. nor have I any means
of knowing in advance what verdict
the result of an investigation might
develop. I have no comment, criticism
or statement to make in this matter,
and you may take it as certain that
any alleged interviews or Intimations
to the contrary said to come from me or
near me are wholly and unqualifiedly
false. I was. and am now, actuated
solely by the consideration of the
health, lives and integrity of the army.
My duty is done.
GERMAN PROTECTIVE LEGISLATION.
That on SI eat Products Gives the Wash
ington People Concern.
Washington. May 9. The Berlin n.
LETTES TO MIS. flSXHAM SO. 0498
"lam so grateful to yon for what
Lydia K. Finkham's Vegetable Com
pound has done for me that I feel as
though I must
tell about it. A
year ago I was
taken very sick.
Doc tors could do
me no good onjy
to deaden the
pain which I
had almost con
stantly. I got
some of your
took one bottle
ly Try Mrs.
and received benefit from it at once.
I have taken it ever since and now
have no backache, no pain in my
side and my stomach and bowels are
perfectly well. I can honestly say that
there is nothing like it. If I could only
tell every woman bow much good your
medicine has done me, they would
surely try it." MabthaM. Kise, 'oi;ru
The way women trifle with health
shows a degree of indifference that is
past understanding. Ilappinessandnse-
f ulness depend on physical health ; so
docs a good disposition. Disease makes
women nervous, irritable and snap
pish. Thvs very effort of ailing women
to be gnod-natured makes them ner
vous. Write to Mrs. Pinkham, she will
help you to health and happiness. -
Iteosts nothing to get Mrs. Pink ham s
advice. Her address is Lynn, Mass.
Die indicating the failure cf the pro
posed legislation for the abatement of
the restrictions upon the importation
into Germany of American meat prod
ucts was received here with grave ap
prehension. It Is beginning to suggest
itself to the officials that however well
disposed toward fairtreatment of Amer
ican meats, the German government
may be unable to command the neces
sary strength in the reichstag to cor
rect the discrimination from which
our meats have suffered so long.
The results of the failure of the meat
bill are likely to be much broader than
are commonly supposed, for it may be
stated that our government regards the
projected relief of our meat from op
pressive discrimination as an absolute
essential to the negotiation of any sort
of reciprocal arrangement, Either un
der the terms of the Dingley act or un
der the general authorization to make
trade treaties. Therefore, it is ex
pected the negotiations which have
progressed off and on during the last
few months, looking to the making of a
reciprocity arrangement, will be prac
tically suspended pending favorable ac
tion by the German government on the
meat inspection bill.
REPLY TO GOVERNOR TIIOMAS.
Colorado Soldiers Not Held In the Army
Against Their Wishes.
Washington, May 9. It is possible,
war department officials say, that the
governor of Colorado may be able to
pettle the question of the right of the
United States to use the volunteers In
foreign service before the courts
through the medium of habeas corpus
proceedings. This might be done on the
allegation that the volunteers are held
against their wishes
War department officials say it would
be easy to prove by, the orders which
have been issued that all the volunteers
were perfectly free to ask for and ob
tain their discharge when the treaty of
peace was signed. There is no doubt,
the authorities say. that the governor
would lose his case if brought on this
point, but they regard habeas corpus
proceedings as the only course open to.
GLASS COMBINE IS A FACT.
Will Be Completed During the Next Few
Days with $30,000,000 Capital.
Mur.cie, Ind., May 9.-i-The statement
Is now positively made that the mam
moth' window glass combine will be
completed during the r.ext few days.
and details of the scheme hitherto kept
from the public have been brought to
light. Glass men now regard the thing
as settled that the American Window
Glass association, which goes out of ex
istence May 30, will be supplanted
promptly by the big concern about
which there has been so much specula
tion. It is said on authority that the
new trust will be under the same name
as its predecessor, and will be called
the American Glass- company. It will
he. tantalized at J-'iCGUGOO, and will con
trol abso utely more ttan 90 per cent, or
the country's window glass production.
Many officers of the l ew organization
will be the same as those who held the
reins in the old combine. James A.
Chambers will be the nominal head of
the concern, while Thomas F. Hart, of
this city, and K. I. Phillips, of Newcas
tle. Pa., will be the controlling spirits.
Besides those who names have been giv
en N. K. McMullen, a stock broker of
Pittsburg: Thomas Given, a Pittsburg
banker, and Arthur W. Brady, a Muncie
attorney, will hold prominent positions.
A singular thing in relation to the
formation of the combine is the persist
ence with which the independent plants
have refused to option themselves. In
Indiana there are said to be but two
that Joined one. the Union, of Ander
son, a ten-pot plant, and the other the
Hurrle factory, at Hartford City, with
a twelve-pot capacity. There are those
who contradict the trutt controllers in
their statements that they will have 90
per cent, of all window plants. These
persons say that the combine can rely
upon but 1.934 out of the 2.584 window
pots in operation. This would be a
trifle under 75 per cent..
CHICAGO'S STREET CAR DEAL.
Progress Made Toward -Its Completion
Price of Yerkes Holdings.
Chicago, May 9. Amcetingof the par
ties interested in the sale of the street
car lines of the north and west sides
was held yesterday, the Elklns-Weiden-
er syndicate being representel by its at
torney, Henry Crawford. Some prog
ress was made toward the final settle
ment, but all parties to the meeting de
clined to give particulars. It wasstrong-
ly rumored, however, that the deal will
Include only the surface roads.
The price to be paid Yerkes for his
holdings has been settled. One of the
Chicago men interested said the price
would be in excess of the sum which
has been Elated. $130 a share for West
Chicago and $260 a share for North Chi
cago. The two properties the North
Chicago and the west Chicago street
railroads will be leased to the corpora
tion to be formed by the syndicate, and
yearly dividends paid amounting, it is
said, to 6 per cent, on west and 12 on
north Chicago stock.
No Crime to Refuse to Resign,
Springfield. Ills.. May 9. A State
Register Taylorville special says that
Judge Handel yesterday discharged G.
D. Fravel, engineer at the waterworks,
on the ground that be was not a city
officer. He was arrested on complaint
of Mayor Peabody. who charged him
with impersonating a city officer be
cause he refused to resign.
Annual Encampment I. N. G.
Springfield. Ills., May 9. Adjutant
General R'eece has sent letters to the
colonels of the IUlnois National Guard
notifying them that the annual encamp
ment of the guard will be held at Camp
Lincoln immediately after July 4. this
year, and it wIU be a regimental en
His S1S.OOO la Gone.
Calumet. Mien.. May . Marcus Sterk.
a Red Jacket eajoonkeeper, is minus
$13,000 which he carried in his inside
vest Docket. It is suspected that the
money was stolenfrork kisclothing while
he was taking a bats In the public bath
house. . - - -
IAII Wool Suits 50c on
We didn't do anything but take advantage of the situation
and bump them good and hard. " In order to sell this lot
out quick we offer them at the same rate we bought them.
I Suits worth $13.50, $12 and
This lot will not last long, as the shrewd buyer will
SAYS THAT M0NETT LIES
When He Says He Was Offered a Iiribe by
Charles R. Squires.
Columbus, O., May 9. Attorney Gen
eral Monnett yesterday afternoon filed
in the supreme court his answer to the
motion of the Standard Oil c ompany re
questing that he designate the persons
alluded to in his statement that he had
teen approached with offers of bribes
to dismiss the suits against the com
pany, and named Charles B. Squires,
fromerly of Cleveland, and now of New
York, as the party through whom the
alleged proposition was made.
'"New York, May 9. The Press says:
In a statement to The Press last night
C I"!. Squires said: "If Attorney General
Monnett. in his statement to the court
cf Ohio, said that I offered' him a bribe,
as representing three men he mentions,
it is absolutely and unqualifiedly false.
I know nothing about the statement you
say the attorney general has made, but
he surely could not have said I offered
him a bribe of $4C0.0C0 or any other sum
as representing men from the Standard
Oil company, or anybody else. I never
offered a man a bribe in my life, and if
anybody says I did he tells an untruth."
A Dassllna; Array.
The bvtel clerk tcld the following
Btory: Charles L. Davis, the actor, oth
erwise known as "Alvin Joslin," was
in the lobby of the St. Charles, in New
Orleans, when a man from Chicago
stepped in front of him and looked over
his head in search of an acquaintance
that he supposed was in the hotel lobby.
Davis, mistaking the Chicago man's
purpose, remarked: "Ahl I see you ad
mire my diamonds. This one" indicat
ing the stone on his shirt bosom "cost
Die $3,000. These" showing his cuff
buttons "cost me $2,000 each, and my
wife has a trunkful up in onr room."
The Chicago man did not say much,
but that evening, by arrangement with
the bead waiter, Davis was placed at
supper alone at a table where there
were several vacant chairs. Presently
several men, all commercial travelers,
entered the dining room, and each one
had a large cat glass fruit dish fastened
on bis breast, while glass prisms hung
pendent from each coat and vest but kin.
Soberly marching to Davis' table, the
seven men took the vacant seats, and
the Chicago man entertained the actor
witb : "Ah. I see you admire our dia
monds. This one" pointing to the
fruit dish "crt me $3,000,000.
These" indicating the prisms "cost
$250,000 each, and we have three car
loads like them at the depot waiting to
be side tracked. " Davis not only chang
ed his table, but went to another hotel.
Louisville Courier -Journal.
"Men are so stupid."
"Why do yon say that?"
"We paid $300 for our parlor furni
ture, and my husband wants me to keep
the window shades pulled down at
ni,iht." Chicago Record,
. Aa Cadeslrable Distinction.
Mae r Why did you let him kiss yon f
Ethel 1 didn't want to be the only
girl be had never kissed. New York
bought of a hard -up clothing
Chicago 400 Men's Fine
Poor Fellow Needed Money.
YOU KNOW US.
GUILTY OF COWARDICE.
Otticers of the Seventy-Flrst New York
Mke a Had Showing.
Albany, N. Y., May 9. The findings
of the court of inquiry that investigated
the conduct of the Seventy-first New
York volunteer regiment in the Santia
go campaign are given the public. It
Is found thtit Colonel Wallace A. Downs
disobeyed orders by keeping the regi
ment out of action for hours, while
the soldiers to a man were anxious to
get to the front. The report of the
court also says Lieutenant Colonel
Smith failed to avail himself of the op
portunity to respond to the orders of
the division commander that the regi
ment move forward.
Major Whittle is found guilty of hav
ing been principally concerned for his
own safety a mild way of accusing a
man of cowardice. Captain Elmer Aus
tin was guilty of receiving an order
from his division commander In person
and failing to execute it. Uoth Colonel
Downs and Major Whittle have resigned
and nothing will be done to them.
Just What They Are Made For.
Chicago. May 9. Judge Baker, of the
circuit court, in sustaining a demurrer
in the case of the Chicago Office build
ing against the Lake Street "L" for al
leged damages to the building of the
plaintiff by the erection of the defend
ant's road, held in effect that street
railways, whether surface or e.rvated,
are Just what streets are made for;
that streets are to facilitate travel altout
a city and street railways are the high
est type of city transportation.
For m Culinary Ileason.
"Pa." said little Willie, "why is a
bad actor called a 'ham ?' "
"Perhaps." his-father-replied, "be
cause he's no often eerved with eggs. '
Catholic Standard and Times,
lie who would pass his declining
years with honor and comfort should,
when young, remember that he may one
day become old and remember when be
is old that be has been once young.
Hood's Sarsaparilla never disap
points. It may be taken for impure
and impoverished blood with perfect
conlidence that it will cure.
have beea ( MII'tBtTI mm a mm
a mi'd ao1 effective laxative tber are n.'uul won
derful. Mr daughter and I were hoth.-rud wltb
si'-k .toroiwh aiid our breatb naifrr Af'r
lakiiiK a few d.wes of :acsret we tate Improved
woiKlerf iiil. Tier are a irresi help iu Um family."
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