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VOIj. XX, VII. NO. 1 G. ROCK ISL.AXD, Hit.., rEIDAYf XOVEMBEE 4, 1898. PRICE THREE CENTS. ROCK SPAIN HAS REFUSED First Answer to the Philippine Proposition Is a Neg ative One. AN ADJOUEIfMENT U2TITL TUESDAY. Commiuloom liar m Little Discussion of the far iwiy Archipelago 'eerthe 1m France Ilaa Receded From ZMa. pa ted Territory Miscellaneous News of the Afternoon. Paris. Nor. 4. The peace com mis skins met in joint session a. 2 this af ternoon. The Americans were aware before the session opened that the Spaniards would decline their propos al made Monaavai to the l'niiippines The joint session of the peace com missions lasteu two hours. J bedpan iards refused the propositions made bv the Americans Monday last, but negotiations -are not broken off, While it is believed no counter prouo- Hition was made, there was a discus sion of the Philippine question out bide the lines of the American propo sitions. 1 he commissions then au journod until Tuesday next. CUBAN SOLDIERS STARVING. Famine In the Innnrgent Army In Might of Forbidden Food. Washington. Nov. 4. The Cuban junta laid before Secretary Alger a letter from Col. Charbone. of the Cu ban arm v now at Havana, in which he fays he Las just visited the camp of lien, .lien oral, chiel oi tne Cuban army in Havana provinces. He de clares the army is actually dying of hunger. The men are weak, tottering and pallid for lack of food. He says there is plenty of food, but the Cuban soldiers are forbidden to touch it by reason of the peace orders. They rely implicitly upon tie government of the United States, but it cannot be expected that they will remain idle . till all starve to death. An appeal is to be made for help from Col. Char bone. Secretary Alger said he would look into the matter ami telegraph in structions to the .American commis sion at Havana. Kltchner's Triumph In I-ondon. London, Nov. 4. The streets were crowded all the morning, an immense number of people witnessing (Jen. Kitchner's triumphal progress to guild ball to receive the freedom of the city and the sword of honor pre sented him in recognition of his de feat of the Dervishes at Omdurman. The general received a great ovation as e drove through the streets. More Iot for Uewey. Washington, Nov. 4. The navy de partment has received word from New York that the cruiser Uutialo sailed at noon for the Philippines via the Sue canal. The gunloat Helena sailed for the same destination yes terday. France A Irlda. Paris, Nov. 4. A semi-oflicial note this evening says the government has resolved not to retain the Marchand mission at Fashoda. adding that the decision was arrived at after an ex haustive examination of the question. International Troops InCanea. Canea. Crete. Nov. 4. International troops occupied the fortress this morning. MlionMry Mrellnjr AIJui n. Irdianapolis. Nov. 4. The general executive committee of the Woman's Foreign Missionary society tf theMeth odist Kpisccpul churi h closed Its annua! M'Ksipn ytsterday. after having elected Mrs. Harriett llund Skidmore. of New York, treasur. r of the general society. The tola! appropriation of the society fur foreign missions f.ir the ensuing yenr was announced to he J357.2il. an increase over that of the past year of $j:.i;-6. Trne to Principles. A New Sonth Wales country school teacher roce.n."y pave a boy a question in compound proportion for home work which happened to include the cirenm Ft:uice of "men working ten hours a day in order to complete a certain work. " Next ruorninj; the unsuspecting teacher in looking over the little pack of exercises found Jim's sum unat tempted and tho following letter in closed in the page: Sur I refuse to let Jim do his sum yon give give him la. nite ha it looks to me to be a lur at 8 hotir ustura eimy sum not more than r hours he la ' leuro to do hut no more. Yours truelr. Abham Husi, Scnr. Keral makes the feed para. wholesome and delltliss. POWDER Absolutely Pur WEff OF A CHINESE DIPLOMAT. Minister to the Cnited States on Late Xewi from the Far but. "Washington. Nov. 4. The Chinese minister, Mr. Wu, is following with much interest the developments in the east, where the conflicting interests of Russia and England seem to be on the verge of open hostilities. Concerning the report that Russia had taken the treaty port of New Chwang. thus giving her control of a!l Manchuria and shut ting out the British from trade In that great section. Wu says it is hard!y credible that Russia has taken such a step, as New Chwang being a treaty port is of almost as much interest to the outside world as It is to China. The treaty ports are freely open to foreign trade, and as a result large foreign colonies have been built up in them. It is at the treaty ports that the United States has established her commerce with China. For this reason Wu feels satisfied that any such important move oy Kussia as the taking of a treaty port would be speedily reported by the United States minister at Pekin. and all ether ror:gn representatives in China. u has a personal familiarity with all the country around New Chwang, as he projected the railway running from Tier-tsin to Kin Chow, which was designed to he extended to New Chwang and thence northward, tappir.g the rich est sections of Manchuria. It is at the head of the Gulf of Pe-Chi-Li. and is so Situated as to be of great strategic value in connection with Port Arthur, now occupivd by Kussia under a lease from China. Port Arthur Is at the extreme end of the I.iao Tung peninsula, while New Chwang is at the threshold of the peninf-uia. so that together they com mand a'.l of that territory which seems shaped by nature for military and nival purposes. It is this which has led to such ac tivity in the Hritish naval stations, par ticularly at Wei-Hal-Wei. across the gu:f from Port Arthur. While Wu does not lelieve Russia has occupied New Chwang or given opportunity for a clash, yet he pays Russia may have given color for such reports by pushing forward pome of her troops to New Chwang. It Is in the natural line of development if Russia diverts the tran Slherian railway so as to make a ter minus at Port Arthur, and for that rea son is doubtless much coveted by the foreign commercial interests. Illne Itiiln for Mnokrlru Powder. Chicago. Nov. 4. The Hritish govern ment has closed a contract here for the Immediate delivery of 125,(KK gallons of distilled spirits at Montreal. An intima tion was given that about 49.0VU more gallons would in ail likelihood be or-d-rcd within ten clavs. The distilled spirits thus ordered will be used in the manufacture of smokeless powder. Fugland Watrhlitg a French Colony. Quebec. Nov. 4. Kngland Is interested In Jler.Ier'a French colony at Antlcostl. The provincial attorney general has received orders from the governor gen eral to investigate the altuatian. Tne order to the governor .general came di rectly from Hon. Joseph Chamlerlain, Btcrttary of state for the colonies. THAT RASCAL MARSH. 31 an Who Kobbed a Philadelphia liauk Years Ago (.Ives II I line If I" p. Philadelphia. Nov. 4. Gideon W. Marsh, the fugitive president of the now defunct Keystone National bank, returned to the city yesterday after an abcrce of seven years and a half, an.l surrendered himself to his bondsman. William M. Wanamaker. Late in the afternoi n Wanamaker accompanied Marsh to the office of United States District Attorney Beck, and the latter at once turned the fugitive bank pres ident over to the custody of the United States marshal to await a hearing. Marsh admitted his identity, but mad-? no statement to the district attorney and was asked no questions. The chief interest In the return of this bank wrecker lies In its relation to the present political campaign. Wana maker paid Marsh's forfeited bail. $20. 000. ard since then, it is said, has spent another J20.mio trying to catch him. Wanamaker has leen vigorously oppos ing the Republican state ticket in the present campaign and especially aiming to defeat the r.--e!ectlon of Senator Quay to the United States senate. In a speech a few weeks ago Senator Pen rose Intimated that John Wanamaker, prior to the failure of the Keystone bank, had knowledge of an over issue of the bank's stock and knowledge of a demand made by President Marsh tux City Treasurer ftardslty for an addi tional d posit of city funds. Penre.se said it w;i.s to the interest of Wana maker that Marsh should not come back to Philadelphia. The senator said he hail beer, in communication with Marsh and that the la:t-r jvculd proba bly soon corr.e lack and tell all h knew about the Km. ting of the liank. A few n'ghls after the sp et h of Pen rose Wanamaker latter deli vert d a speech at the Academy i.f Music. He denied the truth of Per rose 's state rr.er.tr and tailed up.-n him to hasten th return of Marfh. He said he would ray a'.l the ex -rerses. and if recessary o to work and accompany him hum-: that further he would help to re-establish Marsh in business and to secure the utmost leniency in his sentence. Marsh, who was at w ork at an thing he could get to do in Washington, read the speech and says it brousht him back. Seme 1.1a Farlorle. Have Keume. Pittsburg. Nov. 4. While the resorp tion of .ndo v glass factories scheduled for Wednesitay midnight was cot r.s general as expected, a go.5 start was made, and the manufacturers expect the split In th ranks of the blower. er.J gatherers to result in a resurr i tK-.i in lull l-ef re tt-e end rf the week. Tiie Chambers r -imp any nt New Kensmsir ;i is in full itiatton. and four factor. .-s in this city --r working with a !im;d cum'.KT f n.cn. Other factories .'. ill start rooa. When vou are nervous and le-ci- less. take IIchnI's Sarsaparii'a. It make the nervous strong and gives refreshing sleep. PROBE HARD AT WORK War Conduct Investigators Do Business at Three Dif- fernt Points. CHKJKAKA.UGA CAMP THE SUBJECT. Witnesses Severe In Their Criticisms of the Management of the Great Military Rendezvous Causes Alleged of the Sick ness In the Camp Fault Was In the System, Says One Witness Colonel Con tradicts Ills Second f n Command. Cincinnati, Nov. 4. The sub-committee of the war investigators arrived here yesterday and inspected Fort Thomas, finding everything all right out there. Then the committee, which is headed by the chairman of the commission. General Dodge, proceeded to take testimony about Chickamauga. The first witness was Major K. F. Helburn, Second Ken tucky, mustered out. The witness had been on a commission to investigate a division hospital at Chickamauga. The commission concluded that at first the hospital was in a bad condition, but it got better and during Major Smith's control it was in good condition: 'that the cause for its bad condition arose from the fact that it was not intended to be more than a temporary hospital, but the sick increased so rapidly that it was over-crowded. Nurses Who Were Incompetent. Another cause was the incompetency of men detailed from regiments for nurses. In many regiments the most worthless men were detailed for that duty. The detail was made according to regulation. The fault was not of the medical department, but of the system. The commission found unnecessary suf fering because of luck of tents and of cots, so that the patients were exposed to the rain and compelled to lie on the ground. This was the fault of the quar termaster's department. Requisitions were not filled for from two to ten days, and in some instances were not tilled at all. Fatal Mistake In an Order. When asked if there were many deaths resulting from these neglects he said there was an order from Dr. Hof to Major Smith to send fifty of the worst patients to Sternberg hospital. Of these two died in a short time after the removal. It was claimed by Dr. Hof that the order was to send sixty patients, and not fifty of the "worst" patients. The original order was not produced. The witness admitted that he would not charge th-s deaths to neglect. but to want of Judgment in sending men out not fit to bear the fatigue. The only complaint against the medical corps was In the case of Major Hubbard, who required the sick to stand at attention while attending sick calls. The medical corps was rot neglectful, but was dis heartened because of inability to get supplies, medicine and proper nursing. As instances of neglect the witness said his commission had much testi mony that patients were allowed to remain filthy in their beds, and were actually lly-blown. The witness read the statements of Major Smith and Colonel Hof, made to his commission. The former was a scathing arraign ment of the inefficiency of the supply department. Sickness Came on with a Itush. Colonel llofs statement was read to the committee. It dealt with a defense of the field hospital, which he said was originally Intended to accommodate 200 sick, but the sickness increased so rap- luly and unexpectedly that the supply- department was not prepared to meet the demand. The witness being asked his own opinion about the great amount of sickness at Chickamauga said he thought that two-thirds of it was due to negligence of the men themselves. In his own command men who were tem perate and reasonably careful of their health kept healthy. Many of them drank stale beer after hot drills, and would lie about cooling off suddenly. There was a vast amount of unwhole some food and drink sold by hucksters until they were prohibited. The witness cited the Kighth and Ninth New York regiments, which had canteens, and he said almost the entire regiments were stricken by disease. Says Major Hubbard Was Rrutal. The reading was interrupted by the appearance of Captain Price, of the Second Kentucky, and he was examined. The witness in describing action of Ma jor Hubbard one day said that he choked a patient and forcibly pressed him down on the cot. He then caught the patient's hands and then wrenched them until the poor man shrieked with pain. At this point the witness said to Hubbard: "I do not know your name or your rank, but this brutality must stop." Hubbard did not stop, but said some thing about showing a patient how to refuse taking medicine. IB. HABTSl Ff ON CIIICKAMAIGA. Finds That the Camp Lacked Many Things It Should Have Had. Washington. Nov. 4. Dr. A. Hart suff. who was chief surgeon of thearmy at Camp Thomas. Chickamauga, from the Jlst of April until the 2Tth of July last, was examined yesterday by Col onel Den by, of the war investigating commission, concerning the conduct of the camp. from a medical point of view. He criticised various features in the management i-f the camp, beginning with the location of some of the regi ments. He said that the park was upon general principles a good camp ground, tut that some of the regiments were lo cated in swampy sections and others on rocky ground where -It was impossible t. get the sinks of sufficient depth. In e ther caes the camp was poerly drained sr.a in mcst instances the tents were too close together. He said the sites were selected by General Brooke, and that notwithstanding his own position as chief medical officer he had not been consulted in regard to the location. He had made a formal protest at the time but the protefet su nt heeded. Dr. Hai-tsuff tooiT positive ground against the establishment of division hospitals at the expense of regimental hospitals. He said that the law for the organization of volunteer forces did not provide for the enlistment of a hospital cerps and that as a consequence there was no force for the hospital work, and the enly way to get one was to transfer men from the volunter force, and often times these men were not the most efficient. He thought a division or field hospital was a. necessity, but he did not think it should be built up as at present by taking surgeons, stewards and ambulances from the regiments. but rather as an independent institu tion. "Do you." asked Colonel Denby, "think the establishment of division hospitals a bad policy?" "Very bad, as done," responded the witness. "Couldn't you as chief medical officer have controlled the matter?" he was next asked. "No, sir; it was an order of the sec retary of war, and under this order no regimental hospital could be main tained." He thought this order un fortunate; that in carrying it into effect the work of caring for the sick was greatly interfered with, and that no one was benefited by it Summing up. Dr. Hartsuff said: "la my opinion the sickness at Camp Thomas was due largely to the inex perience, and in many cases the ineffi ciency, of the medical officers, and also to the inefficiency a,nd inexperience of line officers who did toot furnish thesup pf rt they should have furnished to the medical department The execution of any plan of operation rests largely with the line officers, and the duties of the surgeons being limited to recommenda tions They are therefore unable to correct abuses themselves, and must depend upon others to do that. This ap plies to the tfficers f regiments as well as to general officers." Dr. Hartsuff holds the rank of colemel in the regular army and is now chief surgeon of the department of the bikes with headquar ters at Chicago. CRITICISMS KY CAPTAIN MOOlill. Much to Condemn. In the Management of Camp Thomas. Camp Meade. Mlddletown, Pa., Nov. 4. A section of the war investigating commission begari business at the Lochiel hotel last evening with three members present Generals Reaver and Wilson and Captain Howell. The only witness was Captain Frank T. Moore, of the Ninth Pennsylvania, who gave testimony concerning the condition of things at the Chickamauga camp. Kighty-two mtn of Moure's company were sick at one time and three of his men died from typhoid fever, one of whom was his brother. He criticised the food supply aad complained of the lack of medical supplies. He thought the water supply and iilthy cess poo's were responsible for the epidemic of typhoid. Many days his company only had a barrel and a half of water, and this had to be hauled over four miles. Potatoes and silt pork were often bad. and the latter was frequently filled with maggots. Moore said that much of the sickness in his company was due to the long march at the review by General Sanger. Sometimes when sinks would overtlow after a rain the ground would be covered with maggots. Moore had a poor opinion of the competency of the surerior olllcers. and said the Sanger review included an eight-mile march with the thermometer at 115 de grees in the sun and the men In heavy marching order. He thought the Ninth Pennsylvania was practically drilled and worked into the epidemic of sick ness they contracted. Colonel vs. Lieutenant Colonel. Washington. NoV. 4. Colonel L. M. II. McCord. of the First Territorial in fantry, yesterday. 'went before the in vestigating commission and made the following statement: "I see by news paper reports that Lieutenant Colonel D. D. Mitchell, of my regiment, the First Territorial, United States volun teer infantry, gave some testimony for the investigation commission yes terday at Lexington, Ky., to the effect that requisitions made by the com manding officer oi that regiment (my self) had not bee a promptly responded to. I wish to contradict that statement, if It was made. Every requisition that I have made in behalf of the regiment, of whatever nature, has been pr unptly complied with. The medical of ficers of the regiment have never com plained of a lack' of medical supplies, nor have the quartermaster cr the com missary ever made complaints that they could not get their requisition prompUy filled. The regiment is well equipped in every way. The regiment contained 1.308 officers and men. Up to the present date it has lost ' but three men by death." Mortgage for Over Million. Chicago. Nov. 4. A mortgage has been recorded on the Columbus Memorial huildrbg. State and Washington streets, to secure a loan of Jl.150.000 made by the Northwestern Mutual Life Insur ance company to run for ten years at 4 per cent. I.urv? -troubles, 'such as pleurisy or sM-ut'j inflammation of the lungs, should be carefully treati to avoid serious consequences. These affec tions are quickly overcome by the prompt use of Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup, a wonderful remedy, which always give relief, eases coughing, allays all inflammation, and by its healing inn nence soon etiects a thoroug n cure. raiHffis C-rcs all Lung and Throat Trouble. ),, ;.r- all an.l pinunl to take. IKx-tor SvruD m iyiiiTiii;ilD)iojw 1 1 iiiy ACE NIGH. PRICE LOW. :Fit to a Queen's Taster We have struck a snapa large clothing manufacturer who was very much In need of money f so much so that he was forced to sacrifice his entire stock. We bought a large amount of it and put It on sale. You know the rest. Men's fine all wool Suits in Cheviots, Plaids, Worsteds, etc.; this for $10 per suit and worth price: Suits worth $12 to $15 this for::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Men's heavy knit Overshirts . Men's heavy fleece Underwear worth 50c for 25c. Child's knee Pants worth 20c for 9c. Heavy Black Duck Coats worth $1.50 for 90c. THE UNIVERSAL DEFIANCE Seems To Be tho Little Came with Which John Bull Is Amusins: Himself. JUST AS S001I FIGHT TS0V7 AS NOT. Doosn't liar Hither IVanoe or Kussla, or Iloth at One e "IVrliiliou Albion NevT More "nf'-Tluw Are "15. N." Y;.'w. at Port K.y:il, Jamaica Jo-iM-Tr.c'i'g gi.ifi:iiit liliuence Mur-liunl V:iitH at Cui.o for ISnralier C'liiiu-M" Diplomat Wu Ta!k. Kingstor-, Jarr.aiia. Nov. 4. Tho Hrit ish naval uuthi,ntb:s ;it i'i.i t Iioyal. tho naval headquarters here, express the onij.ion that the crdt r fur tile mobiliza tion of the Uritish Xorlh American and Vcit Indian squadrons forms part of a grand, comprehensive rcht inc for a na val demonstration on the Pacific, ar.d Atlantic, intended to indicate Great Uritain's readiness to face any and all Possible hostile developments. Great Britain, it is added, fully realizes the menaces cf the future, end would as soon accept war now with Frante or Itussia, or both, and the present deter mined demonstration indicates that the issue rests with these powers. It is be lieved that neither of them will accept the challenge. But should they do so Great Britain cj.n never be more pre pared than now, especially in view of the fact that th- Marquis of Salisbury's government has the support of all "the political parties in Great Britain. Hat to I.lvf at the Admiralty. Sheffield. Kn;jlar.d.Nov. 4. At the an nual fenrt of master cutlers here last evening it was expected that lit. Hon. George J. Cose hen. first lord of the ad miralty, would be present as the prin cipal puest. G hen, however, was un a: Ie to attend the banquet, and the chairman read the following letter of apology from him: "It is absolutely im possible for me to leave the admiralty. My continuous presence there is essen tial. Sheffield will appreciate this in the present state of affairs. I am truly dis appointed, but duty comes before pleas ure." 'Will Vah Hi Hand Of FuUoda. London, Nov. 4. The most reliable information from Paris confirms the earlier -reports that --Durux. the premier, has decided to wash his hands of Fathoda and to recall Major Matxh and, for whose mission .be' Is rot re-, sponsible. This decisioriila U some ex tent, due to a desire to Jlqw',mthir.g to interfere with the success of the ex position in 7S0. Today will be impor tant in the history of the crisis. It i expected tht Earon de Courcel. the French ambassador, will impart the Trench decision to Lord Salisbury, who will speak this evening at the ban quet to be given the sirdar. General "Kitchener. Probably the premier's text will be the official cote issued last even lrg announcing that there is now good reason to hope the political situation is ameliorating. Chronicle's Ma riling htory. '9twItbsta.iidiEff lh pcaetfulsccts $10; not a shoddy suit In the is a great line of suits worth 60c for 39c. Big of the situation. (icSn's letter to the master cutlers' feast at Pin IMeld has ma le a very profound impression. The Daily Chronicle. tind.T reserve, pub lishes a remarkable story suggesting that the .sirdar captured documents provirg tint Major Marchand. before the battle of Omdurman, sent to th khalifa a French Hag. invltlrr him to hoist It, and by becoming a K . li nlly to deter the Anglo-Kgyp; ian forces from attacking him. Wei-Hal-Wel. Nov. 4. All the British warships here are now fully coaled. Their woodwork has been removed and thiy are completely p:e;aied for emer gencies. Major Marcliarnl at Cairo. Cairo. Nov. 4. Only two St nepr-.l .. soldiers accompanied Major Man hund from Fashoda. His future niovemirits depend upon the instructions whi.ti Captain Unratier brings him. At the French agency it was formally an nounced that no ore would hop rmitted to Interview tr? French officer as M. Delcasse. tl-'e French minister of foreign affairs, and the Marquis of Salisbury must be the first "to receive nil news which may contribute to the hnrrr.ony of the two countries." The major re ports that he left all his companions in good health, and he adds that they had abundant provisions and a plentiful snip ply of ammunition. The French com mander also expressed himself as being much gratified nt the kindness shown him by the British office::: Z-.:'.:-.fz his Journey to this place. Fifty-Flrnt Iowa OfT tor Mar.ila. San Francisco. Nov. 4. The Fifty first Io.va volunteers boarded the trans port steamer Pennsylvania yesterday, and the vessel departed for Manila. The Incidents of the departure was likethosy of previous embarkations. (irn. I.-e' Mother Head. Kichmond, Va., Nov. 4. Mrs. Ann Marie Lee, mother of General Fitzhugh Lee, died yesterday at the home of her sor.. Captain Daniel Lee, in Stafford county, from the result of a fall re ceived several days ago. Third Illinois Coming Home. New York, Nov. 4. Word was re ceived at the army building yesterday that the transport lloumanlan had le:t Ponce' for New York with the Third Illinois regiment on board. The regi ment is en route home. Sarmoantliig the Obatftele. Her Papa I'm afraid, young man, that you and my daughter would not be happy together. You might get along all right for a long time and agree on important matters, but what would hap pen when the little thing came toworr ry? Her LoYtr Well-er-we could hire a nurse.- New York Journal. , To Care m Cold in (hie Day. Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. All druggists refund the money if it fails to cure. 25c. The genuine has L. B. Q. on each tablet. Beauty- la Blood Deep. Clean blood means a cleat) akin. No beauty without it. Caacarcta, Candy Cathar tic clean your blood aqd keep it clean, by stirring up the lazy liver and driving ail ira- E untie from the body, liegin to-day to anish pimple, boil, Llotel.e, black ticada. and that sickly bilioaa complexion by taking Cascarets, beauty for ten cents. All drug gists, satisfaction guaranteed, 10c, 25c, 50c LONDON line of suits was made to sell lot; special sale (jj $7.50 Store with Little Price. Davenport Furniture And Ojpet Co. Have a line of Furniture, and Carpets that you will appreciate. The ' Low Prices will please you and make the handsome de signs doubly attrn ive. If you want to save u ney on House Furnishings you must come here to do it. Special bargains in Bed Room Suits, Iron Beds, Brass Beds, Chiffoniers, Dressers, etc. The most beautiful line of Parlor Rockers and Couches, Leather Goods, etc., shown in the three cities. They are all at the Big Store, I TUBE - CARPET GO. 321- 326-328 Brady Street, Daren pur DAVENPORT FDflK v .