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VOI. MI. NO. 107.
ROCK ISLAND, ILIi., MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 1903.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
TS ARE STILL AT
E W THE PHILIPPIC
Republican Factions in the Senata
Typhoid Outbeak Carries off Over
a Score of Persons So Far
Nine Being Students.
Seem To Be Flopping To
gether on Statehood.
Trouble Crops Out Occa
MIGUEL'S MEN ACTIVE
They Capture 40 of the
Manila, Feb. 23. A force of La
drones under General San Miguel re
appeared In Hizal province Saturday.
They avoided an engagement with the
main force in the south, but captured
three small detachments of consta
bulary. The enemy surrounded the
towns of Cainta and Taytay, eleven
miles east of Manila, on Saturday and
captured thirty scouts and ten men of
th constabulary, whom they disarmed
and set free. Yesterday Inspector Mc
three small detachments of constab
ulary. The enemy Rurrounded the
near Montalban, sixteen miles north
east of Manila. The Ladrones prom
ised to release them if the consta
bulary would surrender their arms.
While they were conferring on this
point Mcllwaine made a dash for . lib
erty, and he and all the constabulary
effected their escape.
Reinforcement Harried to the Front.
When the news of the reappearance
f General San Miguel's force reached
Manila reinforcements of scouts and
constabulary were hurried into the
Iti.al province. ' General Allen and
Colonel Scott went to Antinolo and as
sumed command of the forces there.
They met with small detachments of
the enemy, and a few skirmishes took
place. They were, however, unable to
locate the main body of Ladrones.
General Allen and Colonel Scott are
continuing tne pursuit and hope to
overtake the released prisoners. It Is
said that General San Miguel's force
consists of COO men, armed and uni
formed. Where the Ladrono Operate..
The zone of Ladrone activity ex
tends from Caloocan, four miles north
of Manila, eastward to the mountains
of Klzal and skirting the northern lim
its of Manila. The Manila police co
operated In Saturday's effort to- corner
the enemy. Secretary Winthrop, In
the absence of Governor Taft, request
ed General Davis to furnish addition
al seonts, and General Davis has or
dered another batallion of scouts to
report to General Allen. It is expect
ed that .additional troops will be or
dered out. - .
Claims the Insurgent Leadership.
General San Miguel's force is small,
and the government is determined to
sieedily suppress it. San Miguel claims
the insurgent leadership, and tights
under the Katipunan flag. According
to news from Albay, Luzon, a force of
Ladrones attacked a small detachment
of constabulary Friday. The consta
bulary retreatedy but killed eleven of
the enemy. Two of the constabulary
Honor to General Lawton.
Manila, Feb. 23. Two hundred
troops and hundreds of veterans par
ticipated yesterday in the unveiling of
the monument marking the spot where
General Lawton was killed at San Ma
teo. General Davis and others made
speeches eulogizing General Lawton.
MESSENGER KILLED IN
MISSOURI RAIL ACCIDENT
Dixon, Mo., Fell. 23. The St. Louis
& San Francisco fast westbound train
jumped the track last night at a
crossing near Arlington. William
Clifford, express messenger, of St.
LrmiH. was killed, ami live other
trainmen were injured. Several pas
sengers were slightly hurt.
Judge Dlodgett I. Better.
Waukegan, Ills., Feb. 23. Judge II.
W. Blodgett continues to slowly Im
prove from his seriouB attack of pneu
monia. 'The danger point is now be
lieved by his physician to have been
INSANE MAN OUTWITS
WATCH AND SUICIDES
John Albert son. Aged 72, Sends a
Bullet Into Him
self. Kalamazoo, Mich., Feb. 23. In the,
presence of a friend watching his bed
side, John Albertson, a pioneer of Kal
amazoo county, shot himself dead at
his home in Cooper. Albertson became
insane two weeks ago and threatened
to kill members of his family. His
son, Dan J., had taken all his weapons
away, but the old man got hold of his
revolver. Huyn Sevios and John Brew
er were watching at- Albertson's bed
side. The latter went down stairs to
get a cup of tea and Albertson com
mitted suicide before Sevios could stop
Albertson was 72 years old. He
came here from New York. He aiwl
his son were well-known suvrivors,
having helped sivey the C. K. and
S. and the Kalamazoo division of the
Lake Short. Albertson was a promi
nent Democrat and leader of the par
ty in this county. He had a Valuable
library, including law books, of which
he made himself master during the
civil war. Governor Blair commis
sioned him to recruit for the Fourth
district. He was a member of the Ma
sonic order, w hich will doubtless have
charge of the funeral. No inquest
is considered necessary.
House of Commons Acts on Sug
London, Feb. 23. The criticism of
the British war office culminated to
day in a vote of censure on War Sec
retary Uroderick in the house of com
mons. The censure was in the shape
of an amendment to an address in re
ply to a speech from the throne re
gretting the fact that "the organiza
tion of the armv was not suited 'to
the needs of the enipire and that no
proportionate gain in strength or
efficiency had resulted from the re
cent increase in military expendi
tures." The vote of censure caused
a considerable depression on the
TO RESTRICT EMIGRATION
OF AUSTRIAN WOMEN
Vienna. Feb. 2:5.- With the object of
stemming the wholesale emigration
of young girls to America, which is
occasioning the Hungarian , govern
ment considerable concern, Premier
De Szell has sent a circular letter to
local authorities of Hungary direct
ing them to permit only minors to
emigrate when sanctioned to do so
by parents or guardians.
THAW OUT DYNAMITE
WITH USUAL RESULTS
Ilockwood, Pa., Feb. 2.!. While a
gang of men was working on the Bal
timore & Ohio railroad thawing out
dynamite an explosion occurred.
Four men were killed and a number
injured. The victims were horribly
HOOSIERS DO HONOR TO
REAR ADMIRAL TAYLOR
Indianapolis., Ind., Feb. 23. A tes
timonial sword was presented to Bear
Admiral Henry C. Taylor, who com
manded the battleship Indiana in the
Spanish-American war today by the
people : of Indiana' through the gen
Stork Talk at Hempstead.
Hempstead. N. Y., Feb. 23. Follow
ing the announcement of the expecta
tion of an heir in the house of Clarence
Mackay some time in March comes the
news that a similar event is expected
in the home of Harry Payne Whitney,
ids nearest neighbor, and at about the
Sentenced for an Uia Crime.
Chicago, Feb. 23. After, ten years
had elapsed since the crime was com
mitted, George Stone, who was cap
tured in England, was found guilty of
manslaughter and a sentence of thirty
five years in the penitentiary recom
mended. The man was convicted ot
killing Robert Nelson.
Shoot Down an Attorney.
Lorimer, Iowa, Feb. 23. 'Ed Knight,
an attorney, was shot and killed hero
bv "Coffey Hot" Wilson, a town char
acter as a result of a quarrel of long
standing. Wilson surrendered but re
fused to talk of the shooting. Knight
was shot twice and died almost in
stantly. . -
NUB OF THE PROPOSED COMPROMISE
Democratic Position Gives Anxiety-
Condition of Public Business
Washington, Feb. 23. Some of ths
Republican leaders of the senate who
are opposed to the omnibus statehood
bill held an extended conference; yes
terday and perfected the compromise
measure with which it is proposed to
break the deadlock. Amoug those at
the conference were: Allison, Aldiich,
Cullom, Hamia, Spooner, Lodge and
riatt of Connecticut. It is stated that
Quay is anxious that the compromise
bill be adopted and that he is urging
the Democrats to accept it. The lat
ter, however, are holding out more
stiffly than ever for the omnibus
measure. It was decided at the con
ference yesterday to submit the com
promise bill to the statehood Itepuli
licans and to the Democrats at the
earliest possible moment in an en
deavor to secure their consent to it.
Subtence of the Compromise.
The compromise which is expected
to unlock the present tangle proposes
to admit two states, one to be Okla
homa,1 according to its present boun
daries, with a proviso that Indian Ter
ritory shall be added to Oklahoma in
1000, when the treaty obligations with
the Indians will not be .in the way.
The other state is to be composed of
New Mexico and Arizona under the
name of Montezuma, with a proviso
that when the present territory of Ari
zona has a population of .100.000 peo
ple it shall become a separate state,
providing that the people of the ter
ritory affected a vote in favor of being
divided from Montezuma (or New
Mustn't Stop Morgan of Alabama.
The effect of the adoption of the
compromise upon the canal treaty will
at once be felt, as Quay and other
statehood men will not try to prolong
the debate on this measure. At the
same time senators have served no
tice upon those who are pressing the
treaty that Morgan must have full op
portunity to present his views and
amendments to the treaty in an order
ly manner and without undue pres
sure. Teller, Dubois and Bawlinswcre
especially emphatic when making
These declarations, saying that even
if the treaty had to go over until after
March 4 the Alabama senator should
not be subjected to undue pressure
Critical ir It Comes OfC
The postoffice appropriation bill Is
the first supply measure to come up on
the senate, it having been reported. It
carries the statehood bill as a rider,
and unless an understanding is ar
rived at before the bill is taken up
the question of . its retenion will , im
mediately confront the senate. That
will be the critical period in the state
hood bill's career. Some of the anti
statehood senators contend that It can
be beaten as a rider, and advocate an
invitation to this test of strength. On
the other hand the statehood men
would not have put the rider on if
they had not been pretty sure of their
ground, and' as a matter of fact they
do not seem to be worrying over the
result of a vote.
SITCATIOJT AS TO LEGISLATION
Only a Few More Ilays of the Session Left
and Much to Do.
Washington, Feb. 23. The course of
proceedings in the senate during the
present week will depend very largely
upon whether there is an adjustment
of differences upon the statehood bill.
With only eight working days of the
session left all senators appreciate that
it is essential that there should be lit
tle hiore - delay in voting the neces
sary supplies for the support of the
government for the next fiscal year.
Of the thirteen appropriation bills six
have so far been considered by the
senate proper, but several of the re
maining seven have had the attention
of senate committees. Three have not,
however, been received from the house
Two of the appropriation bills the
pensions and. the diplomatic and con
sular blllSrr-have passed both houscp
Germany Insists Being
Paid $27,500 at
Kaiser Declines to Re
turn Gunboat Res
taurador. Washington, D. C, Feb. 23. Ger
many has made fresh demands on
Venezuela and apparently proposes to
retain possession of the Venezuelan
gunboat Hestaurador and other ships
in spile of the protocol signed Feb.
Baron Speck urn Stern burg, the
lierman envov, called on Minister
Bowen and demanded the immediate
payment of $27,500. Mr. JSowen re
fused the demand, pointing out that
the protocol specifically and inten
tionally deferred this payment for a
period of ISO days, and; that it was not
due until March 15. Mr. Bowen also
declared that he had no authority
whatever in the premises, because his
original powers were exhausted when
the protocol was signed, lie express
ed surprise that the representative of
the (ierma'ii government should, af
ter having signed the agreement, de
mand further concessions.
May Keep Gunboat.
There is a suspicion that the return
of the Venezuelan gunboat Uestaur
ador is in some way dependent upon
the immediate payment of this pre
liminary sum of $27,500. The JJestaur
adcr was seized by the (ierman navy,
and thus far it has not been returned,
although the protoeid specified that
ill captured ships should be returned
to Venezuela at once.
The (Scrmans evaded the spirit if
not the letter of the protocol by in
sisting that the Venezuelans should
go to the island of ' Trinidad to get
their captured ships.' This was at
first supposed only to be a bit of petty
spite work on the part of tlse (Ier
man naval commander, but it is now
supposed the emperor has instructed
hint to hold on to the Uestaurador as
security for the preliminary payment
to Germany, The German minister's
demand seems to bear out this view.
lie did not make the return of the
gVnboat conditional im the payment,
but apparently left that to be infer
red. England Dilatory. Too.
Minister IJowen has also been forc
ed to complain of the dilatory action
of Great ISritain, and Sir Michael
Herbert, the l'ritish ambassador, has
cabled to his gover intent Mr. How
en's official protest igainst the fail
ure of the British authorities at Trin
idad to turn over to Venezuela the
vessels seized at the beginning of the
blockade, as stipulated in the pro
tocol. The extraordinary delay of the two
great European powers to carry out
their own solemn agreement has been
communicated to the" state depart
ment merely as a mktter of informa
tion, as it is not likelv that this
country will take any action in the
250 FISHERMAN ARE
CARRIED OUT TO SEA
It is Feared Men On Drifting Floes
ished. llelsingfors, Feb. 23. .The ice along
the coast of Finlaivl broke yesterday.
More than 250 fishermen - m the ice
near Somero were carried seaward
on the drifting floes. Vessels sent to
their assistance returned after hours
of fruitless search. It is feared the
men have perished.
and received the signature of the pres
ident. The. legislative, executive and
judicial bills Is ready to go to the pres
ident; The army bill; is in second con-
ference the Indian
of Colnmbla- bills m
and the District
e both in confer-
ence, with many differences to adjust;
the nostoffiee bill has been reiiorted to
the senate; the agricultural bill and
the military academy bill have re
ceived financial consideratlop at the
hands of the committees having them
in charge, and are 'ready for report,
and the sundry civil bill is undergoing
the scrutiny of the committee on ap
propriations, and will be reported dur
ing the week. The naval bill, the
fortifications bill and the general de
ficiency bill are still in. the house of
representatives. " - .
TROUBLE IS LAID TO THE WATER
Measures Taken to Secure That Puri
ty of the Fluid ty Using a
Big Filter. '
Ithaca, N. Y., Feb. 23. Cornell uni
versity and tiie city of Ithaca are in
a state of terror over an epidemic of
typhoid fever and It is feared the uni
versity will have to be closed, for
nearly 1.00O students have left. With
more than 100 nurses fighting for the
lives of fever patients and doctors
working day and night, this little city
of 10,000 inhabitants. L'.SOO of whom
are students of Cornell university, is
in a state of panic. Every day brings
new victims to the fever jfnd hardly
n day passes without one or more
deaths. Students are fleeing from the
city by scores and the university
threatens to, be left without a corpor
Authorities Moved Slowly.
The scourge has already caused
more than a score of deaths and it is
estimated that more than 200 persons
have been stricken. Most of the vic
tims have been Cornell students. Dur
ing the first few weeks of the fever
little attention was paid to the epidem
ic and not until the absentees from
college classes became noticeable was
it considered seriously. Even then no
emphatic measures were taken by the
local health board.
Water Supply of the Town.
All this sickness and death Is due
to the impurity of the water supply.
Ithaca is situated upon three hills,
known as West and South Hills, the
main city being located upon what is
known as "the Flats." The university
is on the brow of East Hilf. Down
the ravines between the hills flow But
termilk. Six-Mile and Fall creeks,
which furnish the water supply to the
city. Fall creek furnishes the uni
versity with water and Is supposed
to be pure, as only those students who
live or have been living In the city
proper have contracted the disease.
Six-Mile Creek Causes the Trouble.
Six-Mile and r.uttermilk creeks are
the supplies tnat are looked upon with
suspicion, but to the impurity of the
former is charged the serious condi
tion with which Ithaca is confronted.
Six-Mile is the main feeder with But
termilk creek as an adjunct. The dis
ease -is traceable to contamination of
Six-Mile creek by laborers who about
two months ago were working upon a
new dam for the Ithaca Waterworks
company at a ioint a few miles from
the city line.
1'LANING FOB A NEW SUPPLY
Not Quite Typhoid Fever, but "Near IV
Names of tha Dead.
The university authorities agreed to
advance $15,000 to the water company
to build a big filter if the city of
Ithaca would permit the company t
raise its annual charge $4,000 to pay
half interest and maintenance. The
city council voted to accept the propo
sition, which is expected to give Ithaca
pure water by next September. Fri
day the university authorities decided
to establish pure water depots on the
campus, where students can obtain
pure water which is guaranteed to be
What they deem as a most impor
tant discovery in the fever epidemic
and which may explain the appear
ance of so many new cases during
the last few chiys has just been made
by four of the city's leading physi
cians. It Is a new ailment, quite
analogous to typhoid in the beginning,
but followed by profuse sweating and
with an alarming depression as a cli
max. The danger of mortality is less,
however, than in typhoid. The discov
ery has dissipated much of the alarm
caused by the epidemic.
The doctors say this new condition
is due to soiifj zymotic influence. With
this information at hand and with the
fact that only seven new cases were
reported Saturday the health authori
ties feci that the epidemic situation
has a brighter aspect than at any time
since tli sickness began. The num
ber of fatalities, however, was raised
to twenty-two by the death Saturday
morning of William Elliot Maher. a
member of the Cornell, lOOti, medical
class. He died In the annex of the
student hospital after an illness of
three weeks. He formerly lived in
Brewster, X. Y.
Other students who died during the
epidemic were: Miss Charlotte Spencer,
of Jasper, X. Y., sophomore In the
classical department; O. G. Sclluniard,
of Bethany, Mo., graduate student: 3.
C. Vintou. a senior: Henry A. Seboen
bern, of Hackensack. X. J., member of
the freshman law class; Otto W.
Kohls, of Rochester. X. Y.. freshman
in electrical engineering: Charles S.
Langworlhy, of Alfred, X. Y., student
in the agricultural department; Chas.
W. Schlonker, of Data via, X. Y.; Geo.
A. Wessman, of Passaic, X. J., junior
in the college of mechanical engineer
. The authorities say there seems to
he a check. In the number of-Btudents
YOUNG MEN MISSING:
They Started South in a Houseboat
. Several Weeks
Washington, Ir.d., Fob. 22. Search
is being made along the Wabash and
White rivers for four young men who
left Indianapolis several weeks ago
in a houseboat bound for Xew Or
leans. Then? were five in the party,
but one of the men was' sent ahead.
The "a ova nee man"' arrived at Mount
Carmel, Ills., several clays ago, and
after waiting for two days started in
The four men passed Toms Hill,
just west of this city, last Monday
morning. The voyagers were warned
not to attempt the journey farther un
til the ice in the river had disap
peared. It is believed they have per
ished. CHILD IS BURNED
IN A COKE OVEN
Mary Kohland Stumbles aud Itolls
Down Hill Into a
('nnelilie. Pa., Feb. 2:). Mary
Kohlandl aged 11 years, was burned
alive in a coke oven. The little girl
l running down the hill above the
oven fell aud rolled into it. Men at
work near by broke into the oven and
secured the body, but it was burned
to a crisp.
MORE PROMISES MADE
BY HIS TURKISH MAJESTY
Constantinople. Feb. 23. Tewfik
Paha, minister of foreign affairs, no
tified the Austro-H ungarian and Kus-
an ambassadors today that the sul
tan had agreed to adopt a scheme for
reforms in Macedonia.
HEAVIER BALLS MAY
BE USED BY BOWLERS
Indianapolis, Ind.. Feb. 23. At the
first session of the bowling congress
today a recommendation was adopted
permitting the use of balls weighing
DEPENDS ON A MARRIAGE
Whether a Family Shall or Shall Not He
Enriched by About a Million
Sioux City, la.. Feb. 23. With a
milion dollars hanging "in the balance,
the children of John A. Boyer. a retired
contractor, are seeking feverishly the
truth of a statement that has come
from San Francisco that their father
had married Miss Mary Hazard, his
housekeeper. Mrs. Boyer died ten years
ago, and when her mother also died her
father. Levi Leight, of Harrisburg,
Pa., made a will specifying that if
Boyer did not remarry his whole for
tune, worth $1,000,000. should revert
to Boyer and his children.
Leight made this provision because
his f ither did so when his own wife
died many years ago. Two years after
Mrs. Boyer's death Miss Mary Hazard
came from Wisconsin to act as house
keeper for Boyer and his youngest
children. Boyer and Miss Hazard left
for the west three weeks ago, ehaior
oned by Mr. and Mi's. Frank Clark.
Boyer refused to answer his son when
asked if they mere married.
DRUGGIST FRIEND WAS WILLING
Fixed Vp a Solution by Request That
Would JProduce Quick Death,
but It Failed.
Ea'st St.Louis,Ills.,Feb.23. Newsthat
his father had married again, followed
by notice that his own wife had filed
papers for divorce, decided Charles
Shanks," of 1420 Walnut avenue, to
take his life. After being restored to
consciousness Shanks says he request
ed a druggist friend to prepare him
a' quick-death solution.
Upon promise of not having his
identity revealed the druggist fixed up
a solution consisting mainly of car
bolic acid. Shanks went to his home
and .swallowed the liquid. His mouth
and iutestines are badly burned, the
physician says, and Shanks is in a se
rious condition, but may recover. He
expressed his appreciation of a pros
pect for life, and said he was angry
with his druggist friend.
leaving town. ' Fears of a further
spread of the epidemic are now be
ing allayed by the precautions that are
being taken, and it is believed that
within a short time the city will begin
to- recover from the panic.
All ho news all the time The
Peter Farrell Attempts
Boys' Lives and is
s Fatally Shot.
TRAGEDIES IN SOUTH
Oscar Brown Murdered
Xew Orleans, La., Feb. 23. Peter
Farrell, one of the leading local dem
ocratic politicians and state coal
ganger, was shot and killed yesterday
by his eldest on, Edward.
The family claims that in a fit of
ungovernable temper Farrell attempt
ed to kill Edward and deorge. the eld
est boys, for misconduct, and Edward
wrested the pistol from him and fired
three shots into his father's heart.
The boy surrendered.
Well Known Horseman Murdered.
Lexington, Ky., Feb. 23. Oscar
Brown, groom of the famous thor
oughbred stallion llano er and for 20
years the trusted foreman at Col. M.
Young's MclJrathiana stud, was shot
and fatally wounded last night while!
enroute home from the city.
The assassin made Lis escape.
Brown was shot twice, once in the
head and once in the breast. The
shots were at close range.
INDIANA YOUTH TRIES
Columbus, Ind.. Feb. 23. Meade.
Barr, aged 19, of Elizabethtown, is in
jail charged with poisoning six peo
ple, all of Elizabethtown. Barr was
employed in a warehouse and. accord
ing to the authorities, took a number
of apples, poured in a poisonous drug
and gave the apples to various people,
who afterward became seriously HI.
The motive for the deed is not known.
TWO MEN MEET DEATH
IN RAILWAY ACCIDENT
Joliet. Feb. 23. Two men were in
stantly killed, two fatally, and sev
eral seriously injured in a railroad ac
cident last night at Braeeville. a min
ing town south of Joliet. The men
had been to a funeral and were on
their way home when the carriage,
was struck by an Alton & Kansas
City limited. train.
WILLIAM R. DAY NAMED
FOR ASSOCIATE JUSTICE
Washington. Feb. 23. The senate.
committee on jmuciary xooay rcin
ecl favorably the nominations of Wil
liam U. Day to lie associate justice of
the United States supreme court; of
J. K. Kichards. to succeed Day on the
circuit bench, and also Assistant At
torney General Hoyt, to succeed
The credentials of Senator-elect
Snioot were presented in the senate
today, also a protest against his ad
mission. Washington. Feb. 23. The house
committee on merchant marine and
fisheries today voted 10 to G not to re
port the ship subsidy bill to the house.
The supreme court today decided
that the. United States has the right
to prohimit sending lottery tickets
from one state to another as part of
its power to regulate interstate com
merce. FLOODS ON OHIO RIVER
Evansville. Ind.. Feb. 23. In some
places between here and. Paducah the
Ohio river is 15 miles wide. Thous
ands of acres of wheat are under wa
ter and the crops will be destroyed.
COL. HAWKINS HEAD OF
SPANISH WAR VETERANS
Lawrence, Mass.. Feb. 2:;. Col. Paul
IL Haw kins, of Springfield. Mass., was
elected commander-in-chief of the
Legion of Spanish War Veterans.
ONE KILLED, NUMBER HURT
Ilf WRECK ON RAILROAD
Aberdeen, S. D., Feb. 23. In a wreck
near Ath'el, on the Northwestern road,
Fred A. Bopp, a banker, of Hawkey.
Iowa, was killed and several other
D. A. B. In Session.
Washington, Feb. 23. The 12tlt
continental congret-s of the Daugh
ters of the American Revolution con
vened here today for a week's ses