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ROCK ISLAND, ILL., FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 1S99.
PEACE NEAR AT HAND.
War in the Philippines Reported to J
DECISIVE ACTION HOUELYEXPECTED
yoera Regent of Ppmln Hgns the Treaty
With That Country Which Will ISe Ki
rhaoced With Thla Country Through
franca Mosquito fleet for the Far Away
Colonies I.'rlnx Organized.
ashinirton. March 17. Adviees
from Manila indicate that the climax
may occur atanvho-ir. ODicials here
are well pleased with the condition of
affairs, but will not at present ducus-i
the detail of the dispatches, inai
cations are that hostilities may end
within a very .short time. President
McKinlev ba's ben advised.
Manila. March 17. 4 p. in. Com
pany (. of th- Washington legtment
raptured 150 additional prisoners near
tagtiig ami Sic ami seized some am
munition. Most of the rebels arms
were hidden or thrown into the river.
The "engineers threw a temporary
bridge across the Pasig river for the
artillery and commissary trains. The
20th regiment will return from the
LATEST FIGHT AT MANILA.
Brief IleUils of the Captnre of Calnte
Ttro American. Killed.
.Manila. March IT. The First battalion
of the Twentieth infantry regiment ad
vanced from I'a.slir yesle-rday. clearing
the country to I'alnte. a we-ll-eb-f-r.ded
village of 7"0 ir.hal Hants, five miles
northwest of the fool hill. The troop
first n nunt'-re-d the rebel outposts in
the el-nse jungle on the hanks of the
river. The enemy was eilKlodKe-d after
half an hour's fiKhting. The Americans
advanced in Fplendid manner under a
heavy fire until ready tit volley
toe rebels fr m the trench?. The latter
had a Kreat advantage and dropped a
number of our men.
The Americans charged acrojs the
rice fields. mnkir.R four advances on
the enemy, who numbered l.Oun men,
TOO of whom were intrenched, and in the
face of a cross-Are. Our troops tar
ried the town after four hours' fichtintr
nnd burned the outskirts, the rebels flr
infr from the windows and kecpinp up a
runninir fire in the Ftree-ts. The Ameri
cans then withdrew in order to obtain
The rebels lost about 100 men, and the
American loss in kilbd was as follows:
Corporal Johnson, company C, and Pri
vate McAvoy. company L..
In addition the following Americans
were wounded: Sergeant Check, com
pany L; Corporal Households, company
M: Frivp.?- Kelly. Private Kinney and
l'rlvntc Tinkler, company C: Private
Varley and Private Clllicy. company G:
Private Caley. company K: Private
Mahan. Private Critliths. Private La
feyth and Private McFarland. company
I.. Artie Cliiokn-.an. the resiinental
"mascot." carried a parrot Into action
and was wound-i! in the knee.
YVafhinftf on. March IT. A cable was
rcciveil yesterday from Cttneral Otis, at
Ztlnntla. which is very encouraging as to
the situation outside of Luzon. It fays
that at Iloilo the Insurants are less ac
tive niid that fit Xejtros cuiet prevails
throughout the island and the inhabi
tants ar- enthusiastic over t'nited
States control. Cebu is quiet nrd busi
ness propre-.-iiri? under I'nited States
protection. I:, ports from Samar and
I. yte indie ate the desire of the inhahi-t.-u.ts
f.r I'nited States tro ps. In fact
i hi re is no insurrection outside of the
i; land of Luzon
Moiuiulto Kleet for l'hilltlncft.
Washington, March 17. The navy
department is preparing to form :i
i!iiuitc licet for the Philippines, in
the belief that strict MiIi.-e f the
coast and inland waters will lie neces
sary for a long time.
t'ultiin Money Kmi-hea Havana.
Havana. March 17. The transport
Meade, carrying $:.ton.Mi to pav tl:e
Cuban troops, arrived this morning.
-?c-orted by the cruiser I 'hie-ago.
TRAIN JUMPS THE TRACK.
fatal Accident on the Koe-k Ilane! rar
Yolhtnd. Kas.. March 17. An cast
Niunil Koi-k I-land passenger train
jtimpeil the track near he-re. Three
e-ars were biirneel. anl Haggagemas
tcr Ficcman killed. Twcntv-si pas
sengers were injured, two seriotislv.
All Ouiet at Hot Spring.
Hot Spring. March 17. Kvcrv
ihing is ijuiei. after last night's
blo,..!y street light, and no fiittiicr
lliMll.ie- is epe !! .
Pa! nit lle. March 17.- The militii
Made from pure
cream of tartar.
Safeguards the food
Alum baking powders are the greatest
inducers to faeahh of the present day.
ml -' ro . irm.
left for home at noon. No action has
been taken looking to an investiga
tion of the shooting of the negroes.
The prisoners were taken by the
FIGHT FOREIGN MINERS.
Americana In Deadly Conflict With Cana
dians JCear Ialton Trail.
New York. March 17. The World's
Vancouver, I!. C. special says that
Carl Slummerfelt, a German, arrived
from Lynn Canal and brought news
of a battle between American and Ca
nadian miners, a few miles off the
laIton trail. Four are reported killed
and a number seriously wounded.
The trouble was caused by the Cana
dians attempting to stake claims cn
American territory and changing the
TREATY OF PEACE SIGNED.
Oneen Regent o fepaln Appends Name to
Madrid. March 17. The cjueen re
gent has signed the treaty of peace
between Spain and the United States.
The signed treaty will be se-nt to
the French ambassador at Washington
for exchange with the one signed by
the president. The decree on the
subject will be published in the ollieial
FIRE IN A NEW YORK HOTEL.
Windsor Collapses and Four Are Deal and
New York, Match 17. Fire started
in the Windsor hotel this afternoon
A number of guests iuruiied from
At 4 o'clock tho hotel collapsed
Four are dead ami ruanv injured
Among the latter is Mrs. J. S. Kirk,
of Chicago, who is fatally hurt.
Princess Kalnlanl's Death.
San Francisco, March 17. The
steamer from Honolulu brings the
news of the death of Princess Kaiula
ni. the morning of the 6th, of inllam-
matorv rheumatism. She was born
Oct. Hi, 1875.
Chief .Sargent Olves the Congressional In
f-ulrer Some Information
New York, March 17 Frank P. Sar
per.t. grand master of the Locomotive
Firemen Urotherhood. was before the
Industrial corr.mi.-sion yesterday. He
pre sented a report prepared by himself
end other chiefs of rai Iroad brotherhoods
rtplyinp to the printed questfot s of the
commission. The statement paid that
I lackliFtln.sc wa. not practiced, but the
companies have a system of questions
that has the rame effect. Sunday trains
U4 oppoet-. As to the couru forcing
men to work the statement says that
only one such case was known and this
was the one In which Judge Jerkins, of
AVisconsin. issued an injunction with
that effect. It wns recommended that
Fome law be cnacttd to restrict such
powers of the courts.
Speak. r.R of Juelse Jenkins action in
Issuing an injunction Sargent said it
fcnd called out a spirit of rehelion on
the part of the employes which threat
ened serious consequene'es. Sargent
raid he was served with this injunction
end was restrained from cour.sding the
ir.cn. Had that injunction r.ot been is
sued there never would have been the
nrent strike on the Northern Pacific In
The stateme-nt antagonized the so
called "voluntary Insurance" features
of some railroads beeaue t tils insurance
was in fact not voluntary, as the rr.fn
could not get employment en the reads
conducting them unless the-y allowed
the amount ef the insurance to be de
ducted from the ir wages This insurance
also relieved the employer from liabil
ity, and the money paid in as insurance
was lost In case ef lofs of employment.
lutelie Kan fry CrU the i?r-iion.
Sprin?fie-ld. Ills.. March IT. KdcMc
Santry. of fhicago. was giver, th- de
cision over Ioudon Campbell, of l'itts
1 urg. in a fix-reund contest tefure th
Sprir.gfieM Athletic club last right. San-
tr- was given the decis'on
strength of his superior boxing.
Cot f the Mine Itiot.
Sringlield. Ills.. March IT. Adjutant
rieneral lle.ee has prepare. 1 a state
ment showing that JlO.nfiS was expended
en the military forces doing riot eluty at
irden ana rana. oi wnicn j.'.i.Oji) was
paid the National Guard.
ChrrtinaSlgn Katification Today.
Madrid. March IT. 1 a. m. The quen
regent will sign th ratification e f the
peace treaty today
Leo XIII Convalescing.
Home. March 17. The peep'st enn
valesscer.ee is following its normal
We, the unclersineel, do hcrehv
a"ree to refuinl the uionev on a 5u-
! cent luit tie of Jreene'a 'urrnnt...l
Svrup cf Tar if it fails to cure your
ce'iuph or colel. We also guarantee a
23-cent lottle to prove satisfactory or
Horst von Kokceuitz.
Olivpr l'rorewit llancrel.
I'ort Arthur, Ont.. March 17. --Oliver
Provost was hanjreei this morning
for the murder of two French swine
herders named Carrie and Delvin,
with the object of rob!ery.
Sweet. refre9hin; sleep is j;iven lv
Hood's Sarsa pari 11a. which feeds the
nerves, tones the stomach and cures,
all dyspeptic symptoas.
Pneumonia is the quick agent of
death. Fully one-thirl of rejeent
deaths have b-ea from pneumonia fol
lowing la grippe. Pneumonia cannot
follow the use .f Kvlcy 's Iynev and
As to Its Beef Packing Industries
by the Men Inquiring into
Army Meat Rations.
THEY ABE TOLD HOW IT 13 DONE
Xly Ibe Men Who Pot I'p the -Koted
and Then Told How the Latter Tate
and Looks by the Men Who Tried to Eat
. It Two Storien That Do Not Appear to
Agree Off to Kana City to Take) Some
.Mb re Teatiiuuny.
Omaha, Neb., March IT. The Ljard of
inquiry appeilnted by the president to
look into the charges) of General Mils
that the beef issued during the late
wur was of an inferior quality, un
healthy and at tirm-s "embalmed." ar
rived yesterduy from Chic arro and spent
the day in the city. l"avinff for Kansas
i- ity last even'r.;j. The morning was
spent in South Omaha, where the
plants of Cudahy and Swift were in
spected ar.d testimony taken, after
which the investigation was cor.dui tf 0,
in the court martial rooms at tho head
quarters of the department of the Mis-
souri. At both Swift'9 and Cudahy
the visitors were given every oppor
tunity to make a thorough inspection
of the plants. hen Cudahy s was
reached the board was met by Dani'il
Cameron, general superintendent of th
plant, and shown through th canning
Cameron 1 1 ail II in Figures Ready.
Cameron was prepared for their com
ing and had a mass of figures on th
rubject of the beef furnished the army
during the war. He showed that Cudahy
had furnished but very little of the
canned beef, in a'l only U.r.ul cases, of
th"Se e)ii lot of l.'-io cas-'.s went to
Jacksonville, Fla., whiie the rest was
tent to San Francisco ar.d Manila. A
the house the party was Joined by As
sistant Superintendent Scott, of the
canning; department, and shown the en
tire operation of canning. Special at
tention was given to the roast beef. Dr.
Uigelow took samples of average beef
and followed them from the time they
were cut up until they were placed in
the cans. In this department it was
found that two ounces of a liejuid con
risting e f water, salt and a syrup based
iin sugar, was placed in each can. The
intention is not to preserve the be-ef by
this, t ut to give it an additional flavor.
After the inspection the board opened
a can of roast beef and all ate some of
It. It was found to be sweet and tooth
sjme. Testimony of Two AViNiessen.
Keturninfj t the office the board tooU
testimony for cn hour. The tirst wit
net's called was Albert Christian, as
sistant superintendent in the- beef de
partment. He testified as to the quality
of refrigerated beef sent to the army in
the somh last summer. It was all beef
of the best quality and was chilled an I
refrigerated in the usual way with
nothing hut colel air. Dr. D. C. Ayer.
superintenelent of the bureau of animal
industry at South Omaha, was called
t testify to the inspe-ction of animals,
lie stated that there two inspectiems,
the- ante-mortem and the post-mortem.
Af;er the p ist-mortem examination the
inspector had nothing more to do with
the meat. He did not think It would
be peissib!e for any conde mned meat to
pa.-s into the house, and if it did It
would be too filthy to be us?d.
THAT INJKCTION I'liOCKSS SUOItN.
JPIilladelphla Detctor's Sensation as Given
at Swiff Plant.
Superintendent Cameron wn r.cxt
caJlnil He stated that the meat ust-
Tired Teachers i
v-y.&. - te
BREW 0- ) I 1L
At all (free
principally fir canning was the "chucks
and plates, and that the beef was not of
an inferior grade. Ke testified that the
canner was usually a fair animal, and
that the portions not used for canning
purposes were rent out to the trade, es
pecially the ril s ar.d loins. The com
pany furnished this same quality of
roast beef to the Eng'.ish army last year
end had no complaints nor was there
ever any of the cases returned. Moiled
beef in six-pound cans had been fur
nished the tngnsn army and r.avy in
India. This boilec beef, he said, was
the same thing as the roast beef. The
only difference is in the label.
After leaving u.iany s the party
drove to the Swift piant. where the de
partment where nams are cured was
thoroughly inspected. Dr. Christine, of
Philadelphia, had testified that while
here he had been shown through the
Swift plant and saw wme sort of a
liquid being injected into the meat.
Thomas Adams, foreman of the de
partment, was calltfd and testified that
the operation was one having reference
to the curing of hair.s and was not used
in beef at any time. The liquid injected
was saltpetre ar.d water and its only
purpose was to cure cne cam more
quickly. The man who showed the visi
tors through the houe was next called
and statc-eS that he had shown Dr. Chris
tine through, e n his visit here and that
the operation as witnessed by the board
was the same as that witnessed by the
After hearing this testimony the board
adjourned ami reconvened at the army
headquarters and henrd the testimony
of soldiers who had been through the
campaign at Santiago. Captain S. AV.
Dunn!ng. of the Sixteenth infantry, said
that on the transport from Tampa to
Santiago canned roa.jt beef was issued
as part cf the rations. He heard no
complaints, but heard the troops when
the- transpeirts were near each other
joking abeiut the meat. Making inqui
rie-s he learned that the men did not lik
the beef. After arrival at Santiago the
men complained that they could not eat
the meat and did not like it. They said
the meat spoiled as soon as opened. The
cans of beef he saw in Cuba had no
labels on. The-y e-an.e from the box in
Cartain V. II. I!e-ek. acting inspector
general eif the department of the Mis
touri. said the canned beef used on the
voyage to Cuba was a new ration to
him. The men said the beef nauseateil
them. They used other things with it
in an attempt to impfove it. Some of
the mtat was soft an 1 presented an un
sightly appearance. With Captain Dun
ning he said the failure of the beef ra
tion put the men on "short commons"
First lieutenant Isac Erwin, of th-
Sixteenth infantry, said that on the
latter rart of the voyage to Santiago
some of his men complained that tney
could not eat the canned beef because
they were tired of it. After the landing
in Cuba whenever they could del s. the
men traded their canivd beef for bacon
A part of the time tee meat appearee
good when taken fr..;n the can, but
lacked seasoning. Iaier it did not pre
sent as good sin appearance, but lie
thought the troops used it all.
Sergeant Aibert T. K'as. of the S:x-
teerth infantry. testinVd that the men
aba.-donee! the canned meat as a rati in
on the vcxige to Cuba. Many of tin
men attributed thvir sickness to the-
use eif this beef. From the time of
laneling until the refrigerator beef w.n
issued the complaints eeentinued and
the beef was not use.l if there wan any
thing else te take its place. Returning
from Cuba the m-'-n refused to eat th--
canned be-ef at all. He was of the opin
ion that canned beef was unsuitable a.-t
a ration at any time. Quartermaster
Sergeant John A. McGiffin. eif the Six
teenth infantry, said thes-ildiers seern.-il
to grow tireel of the cannpel beef aft'r
leavinjr Tampa. The complaints after
reaching Cuba were very numerous.
The objection was t9 its quality, ap
pearance and odor.
Worn out with arduous
routine of the school,
will find strength and
The powerful strength
giving elements of the
malt and hops will build
up the nerves and add
strength to the system.
THE LONDON 1
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In the lot are silk lined overcoats, fancy back overcoats with silk shoulders,
in fact all the latest style clothes and made by the best tailors. Don't buy
until you have seen our line.
We Carry Overcoats from $4.39 up.
Ha Pobably Reached Port at
Havana for the Cubans
by This Time.
EHE HAS THEEE MILLIONS ABOARD.
Cen. nrooke Still Waiting for the Cluster
IEuIN Attitude of Several Cuban Chief
:t flatter ef Jmpeertauce Trouble IfTliey
Ileciele Against (ionicz Hrlef Uetoll of
the l atest Kngagemrnt at Manila En
euuraiusr Iteport fruiai Otite.
Havana, March 17. The United States
transport Meade, which left Newport
News on Monday with the $3.C00,tO0 al-
tted to the Cuban troops by the
Vnitei States government, is expected
to arrae today. As yet arrangements
have not been made for storinir the
money, and until that matter is settle 1
the allotment will be left on board un
cAr Kuard. (Icneral Brooke i-- still
waitinsr trr the muster rolls, which
will probably nc-ed much handling be
fore they can be got into shape tej pro
crtd properly with the distribution. To
this end a corps -f clerks will probably
1 installed at El Vt-vado, near head
eiuaiters. General Pedro Betanceeurt
has arriveel from Matanzas and con-fi-rred
with Generals IVciro Diaz. Jesus
J.ionteasudo, Iuis Kobau. Alberto No
el. irse and Francisco Peraza. who
Yedne slay nittht decided to act in con
janction with him in condemning the
action of the military a-sembly.
Their Attitude or fire-at Interest.
Considerable interest attachi-s t the
attitude they will adopt with respect
t General Gomez, leeause thpy com
mand over 20.000 Cuban soldiers. If
they adhere to eJomez it is asserted
thai their action will probably be the
assembly's death blow. The general
f--elir.i? is that they will support him,
but they would like to s'cure the co
operation of General Mayai Kodriguez,
commanding general in the provinces
of Pinar del Kio, Matanzas. Havana
iii.d i-'anta Clara: but this may prove
e3:tTieu;t. as he has already publicly ex
pressed his adherence to the assembly.
Can lie the Cause of Trouble.
Should Rodriguez continue to defend
the assembly's course, and should thegj
generals declare in faveer of Gomez,
trouble might follow. Tney are corps
commanders under hfm, but their unit
ed Influence Is considered stronger than
his. The talk of Gomez for president
of the Cuban republic is increasing, as
a very natural reaction against the
censures passed upon him by the mili
vihojri do loto Politic.
Two hundred newsboys, members of
the Newsboys' Protective association,
eemj."!ed largely cf adults, called at
tho ofTlce of Kl Piario de la Marina
yesterday and informcrd the business
manager, through a committee, that
ti.ey would not sell the paper. He asked
them why. 'Because." said the spokeg-
n of the esosciation, "of the editorial
this morning favoring a. lit? American
occupation." He added, however, that
they might sl! today's issue if no more
"displeasing" editorials appeared. The
tewtbovs determined yeetersiay to ej-
The most satisfactory
clothing belongings is
is the time to purchase
the best made and
Best Fitting Spring Overcoats
Offered in the Three Cities for
The overcoats are all new this season and made
to sell for $13.50 to $16.50. In order to make
this the banner spring overcoat season, we make
the price $10.00.
THE LONDON !
papers not eipetiTy "avorawe to
Gomez and the cause of free
BL00DY FRAY IN ARKANSAS.
Five Men Killed, Inrlueling the Chief of
1'olie-e anel Other OIHccrs.
Hot Fprings. Ark., March 17. A shoot
ing occurred here at 5:."0 p. m. yester
day which resulted in the eleath of fivj
men and the serious wounding e.f two
others, one of whom is not expec teel to
live. The killed are: Thomas Tole-r.
chief of police: J. 10. Hart, city detec
tive; Thomas 1". Gosler. police strgeant:
John Williams, sein of Sheriff Williams:
I-ouis Hir.kle, elriver e f a brewery
wagon. Kd Spears was shot in the neck
and may die.
Th" siiooting was the result of fee-llrST
growing out of the mayoralty contest
which is under way here. The sheriff
is a warm supporter of the regular
Democ ratic nominee, while? Tole r. Hart
anl e :.,!. we re supporting an opposi
HOB LAW IN COLORADO.
Arineil Italian Miners Hold Three Mines
Troops Kn ICoutp.
De nver. March 17. So far as has been
learneei here the situation is not mue-h
chang-el at Henson. The armeel meb
of Italian miners still holds possessiin
of the 1'te, 1'Iay and Hidden Treasure
mints, though no violence has been at
tempts! upon either person or porperty.
The troops which left Denver yesterday
passe d tl.rouqh Pallela last evening. Col
e.nel Maeai.y lias been wai neil by In
spector jeti-ral (larelncr, now at Take
City, against attempting te enter Lake
City or He nsoii at night, for fear of at
tempts todynamite the train.
To Cure a Culd In One Uay.
Take Laxative Iiromo Quinine Tablets.
AH druggists refund the money if it
fail to cure. 25c. The genuine has
L. IJ. Q. on each tablet.
Not one child elies where ten
formerly elied from crov. p. People
have learned the value of One Minute
Cough Cure and use it for severe lung
ami throat troubles. It immediately
stons couirhin-r. It never fails. For
sale bv T. II. Thomas, A. J. Ileisaand
M. F. Uahnsen, druggists.
"CA8CARETS io I1 claimed Tor them
and arc truly aronderol medicine. I hare often
Wibhefl for a medicine pleasant to takr and at Ia.t
have foanfl it in Cavraret. binre takina Them, mf
bluod fa&s been pnriaed and mj cmileiion baa Irxi
pro red wonderfully and I feel tnucb heter in every
way.'' Miu. tiALXix K. biLA ho. LuttretL, Teun.
Plee:3nt. PiitatAMe. Peent. Tte CVrfyl. hn
Gejcjet Nef See fceo. WeAJieen. or Grife. lfc. 2c. ttle.
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