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VOL. XL VII. NO. 132.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.., MONDAY, MARCH 27, 1S99.
PRICE THREE CENTS.
MALILOA IS TAKEN,
Mc Arthur Meets Insurgent Forces
Commanded by Agui
naldo. ONE HTJUDKED DEAD HLIPEJOS.
Forty Casualties on the American Side
- All Towns Abandoned by Natirea Or
dered Horned and Mplea and Looter
Shot Without Trial Ilaaty Evacuation
of Malabon Rebel Cry U '-Friends
When Forced to Surrender.
Washington, March 27. The follow
inr from Otis was received at 9 this
morning: "McArthur holds Maliloa
where there was severe fighting to
dav. Oar casualties are about 40
The insurgents destroyed the bridges
which impeded the progress of the
train and artillery. Our troops met
the concentrated insunrent forces on
the northern line, commanded by
Aguinaldo in erson. and drove them
with considerable slaughter. They
left nearly 100 dead on the lield
Many prisoners ami small anus were
captured. The column will press on
in the morning."
It is supposed this dispatch wa:
sent in the evening of today.
Concentrated at Mavloloa.
Manila, March 27, '.1:'.10 p. m. Mc
Arthur's division spent the night and
morning at Maykawayan. the next
station ueyond I'alo. Alter rccon-
noitering his front, he pushed alon
the railroad this afternoon toward
Malolos. If the statement of 3. pri
oners captured today is true, the main
budv of the encmv has retreated to
All the towns abandoned bv the
Filipinos have been ordered burned by
Commander Antonio Luua. in a cir
cular fouud posted in all the railroad
.stations. It also orders all spies.
looters and ravi.shers shot without
trill. Malalx)ii was bombarded by
the Helena and the gunboats. This
with two hours of shelling of Faran
jue by the Monadnock, caused a
hasty evacuation of Milabon. The
inhabitants, men, women and chil
dren, are streamingacross the swamps
by thousands. The Americans did
not occupy the place, concentrating
their strength to strike Malola. ......
A Dramatic KlnUh.
Col. Funston, with -JO of the Kan
sas regiment, swam the river and
captured 0 prisoners with all their
arms. The Feunsylvanians captured
40 prisoners. By this time the right
of the Filipinos was demoralized
The American artillery put a dra
matic end to the battle by securing
iMisition commanding the town, and
then giving a shout charged. Many
insurgents fled panic-stricken, and
others in the trenches raised the white
flag shouting. 'Aniigos,' (friends)
The Americans refrained from burn
ing the town, and are resting there
tonight. The United States Philip
pine commissioners propose to issue
proclamation immediately after the
reliel government at Malolos is dis-
jH-rsed, believing that the most eflec
tive moment to secure allegiance cf
tin- natives to be after tliey have re
reived an object lesson of American
Americans Suffer I.oimh.
Manila. March 27. 7:."!i p. m.
thousands of tihpuios composing the
rear giiaru oi ice reoct army which is
retreating on Malolos. Aguinaldo's
headquarters, made a stand today in
some strong entrenchments about
Marilao, across the Mariloa river. In
the engagement six Americans were
killed, including three ollieers, and 10
War Department SatUlled.
Washington. March 27. Satifac
lion is expressed at the war depart
ment with the situation in the Philip
pines. It is said the dispatches from
Otis ami the press reports show the
column is pressing forward steadilv
and the troops are vigorously in ear
nest and in good condition. Belief is
expressed the insurgents will soon get
tired of being constantly fought, de
Made from pure
cream of tartar.
Safeguards the food
Alum biking powders are the greatest
mraiccrs to hcjhh of the present day.
rnmetw m . arw mi.
feated and driven back with loss.
Great confidence is expressed in the
ability of Otis to finish the war be-1
cause of his determination to give the!
forces of Aguinaldo no rest.
aq vices to the war department snow
the number of casualties in yester
day's and today's lighting: Killed,
three ollieers, 25 men; wounded, nine
ollieers, 203 men.
For Three Day and Still Going on la the
New Cabled from Manila.
Manila. March 27, 9:13 a. m. The
l.lipir.os are burning their stronghold
at Malabon and their forces are fleeing
trom the city In the direction of Malolos.
General McArthur's division is pushin
toward Malabon. The insurgents wiil
make their last stand probably at Malo
Washington. March 7. The war de
lartment last night received the follow
ing from General Otis dated Manila.
March 2G: McArthur's advance is te
yond Newcanayan. two miles beyond
Polo, nine miles from Manila and fifteen
miles from Malolos. The railroad will
be repaired to advance point tomorrow
McArthur will press on tomorrow; is
now in open country. Insurgents stout
ly resisting behind succeeding lines of
intrenchments. Captain' Krayenbuhl,
commissary lieutenant. Third artillery.
Is mortally wounded.
Manila. Marc h "!6, 7:30 p. m. The lnit
ed States troops under Brigadier Gen
eral Lloyd Wheaton captured the town
( f MaMnta beyond the Tuliahan river to
day after a sharp fight. Colonel Harry
C. Egbert, of the Twentv-second regu
lar Infantry, was fiilled. Prince Loew
ensttin. formerly aide de camp on the
staff of Brigadier General Miller .t
Uoilo. somehow got in front of the tir
ing line and was shot in the Fide, dying
instantly. A German who accompanied
him was wounded. The American cas
ualties today were much lighter th;ri
lho? of yesterday, the total losses thus
far reported sir.ee the engagement com
menced being forty-five killed and 14j
wounded. General Wheaton entered
Malinta, which i a ma!l viliage cf
huts, at 1 o'ciot k this afternoon.
Left Men to Iturn Malabon.
The insurgents made a fierce resist
ance to the American advance up the
raiiroad at Malinta. In addition to the
fatal wounding of Colonel Egbert sev
eral men of the Twenty-second infan
try and several of the Oregon and Kan
sas regiments were killed. Evidently
anticipating a bombardment by the
fleet 1,000 rebels vacated Malabon last
night, leaving a few to burn the town.
General Wheaton's brigade stretched
out along the railroad from Caloocun
to the Tuliahan river, was powerless to
prevent the withdrawal, owing to the
natural obstacles and to the strong op
eration. A column of smoke at day
break" was the first Intimation of ""the
enemy s Intention, nut others followed
at various points, all soon blending in
dense balloon-shaped cloud. The
flames of the burning rice mills and
large buildings could be plainly seen
from Calnocan despite the strong sun
light. Wnnn Fighting for Half an Ifonr.
The capture or Malinta this morning
was a hot fight. Iu front of the village
were strong Filipino intrenchments, but
no Filipinos were to lie seen. Apparent
ly they had fled. The Twenty-second
regiment approached diagonally, with
General Wheaton and his staff close be
hind and scouts closely observing the
ground. When the Americans were
within about 300 yards of the intrench
ments the Filipinos suddenly volleyed
heavily. The Twenty-second, which
was holding the center, suffered consid
erably, but with the Oregon on the left
and the Kansas on the right in the
woods the fighting was kept up for half
an hour. General Whaton and his
staff were all the time under a rain of
bullets. Colonel Egbert, who was in the
thickest of the fighting, was shot in the
abdomen. He was placed on a stretch
er and an attempt was made to carry
him to the cars, but he died on the way.
It was a most affecting scene. General
Wheaton. baring his head, said "You
have done nobly." Colonel Egbert
gasped in reply "I must die: I am too
old." No Filipinos were found in the
trenches. Their force was much smaller
Soldier Exhanatert by the Heat.
General McArthur's advance -uard
joined General Wheaton's brigade
shortly after Malinta was taken. The
soldiers were much exhausted, and there
were several prostrations from the heat,
which was Intense. After lunch General
McArthur's division advanced toward
Polo. The Second Oregon regiment en
countered 1.000 Filipinos west of Ma
linta. who were retreating from Mala
bon1. The enemy had taken up a posi
tion behind four rows of Intrenchments.
but was driven out after an hour's
heavy firing. One Oregontan was killed
and five were wounded. The surgeons
from the fleet and the British cruiser
Powerful volunteered their assistance,
and were Indefatigable In their services
at the front.
Experienced a -BaptUm of Fire."
Manila. March 2. 7:30 p. m. Presi
dent Schurman. of the Philippine com
mission, and Mr. McArthur. its secre
tary, were under, nre toaay wun Gen
nsradM Himn Mr. Baker.
Ixs Angeles. CaL. March 27. Robert
J. Burdette. the humorist, and Mri.
Clara B. Baker were married Saturday
at Pasadena- Mr. and Mrs. Burdette
will make their future home in Pasa
dena, where the humorist will fill the
pulpit of the First Presbyterian hurch.
Inanranee Cauir Get Orders.
Lansing. Mich.. March it. Commis
sioner Campoeu nas cirecieg nre insur
ance companies operating in Michigan
to ahur.don the plan of making special
txuird agency contracts, declaring them
t be a violation of the interstate law.
I'ope la Steadily Gaialaa;.
Rome. March 27. The Pope is eteadilr
gaining strength. He eats well and his
mentality is as bright a ever. He
celebrated mass1 Saturday without re
quiring aid oi any kind.
OFF IN HIS RECKONING
Navigator of Secretary Alger's
Ship Did Not Know "Where
He Was At."
HE GOT LOST OH THE WAY TO CUBA,
Headed East When He Wanted to Head
West and Sighted M stanzas First Mili
tary Officers at Havana Wait Hours for
the Lost Vessel, Which Finally Arrives
Situation la Kelatlon to the Rolls of the
Havana. March 27. Secretary of War
A'.ger and his party arrived here yes
ierday afternoon on the United States
transport Ingalls, after having lost their
way at sea for Eeveral hours. It seems
that the Ingalls was making very good
time Saturday and was likely to make
Havana that right if she kept on a
6'raight course. General Alger sug
gested waiting awhile at Key West and
leaving there in time to reach Havana
at 9 o'clock yesterday morning. The In
galls put into Key West and General
Alger wired General Brooke to expect
him about 9 yesterday. The Ingalls left
Key West at 11 o'clock Saturday night
and the whole party was up for an early
breakfast yesterday morning, afte
which all went on deck to wait for El
Morro to loom up. Nine o'clock came
but there was no sign of thecastle. Gen
eral Alger getting a little impatient sen
to the pilot house to inquire when Ha
vana would be reached. The reply wa
"In about an hour." An hour and a half
passed, with" the Cuban coast cn th
right and Havana still unsighted.
Xavisratlna; Officer Was On.
Toward the noon the roofs of a cifv
could be made out. and General .Alger,
calling for a glass, took a look. "Why
that is Matanzas." he-said, and ju?
then the Ingalls began to turn around
The navigating olficer was all out In hi
calculations. He thought he was wes
of Havana instead of east. Meanwhil
Generals Brooke. Ludlow, Lee, Bates,
Wilson and Hasbrouck, with thei
staffs, hud risen early, boarded a tug
and had been c ruising outside the har
bor waiting for the Ingalls. AH the offl
cers were in full uniform in honor of tne
secretary of war. having laid aside their
lihaki. cluck and llannel. The generals
kept going !n and out until noon, then
lunched at a cheap waterside restaurant
end returned to their cruise, going out
side the harbor for another look.
Ingalls Finally Makes Port.
About 3 p. m. they saw the smoke or :
pteamer s'ing down the coast, but as it
was In the direction opposite from that
from which they expected the Ingalls
they had no suspicion that it was the
transport and therefore returned to La
Machina wharf. But the Ingalls it was,
and in due time she entered the harbor.
but without the arranged receptio
Shortly after, however, the grnetals
went on board and had a brief confer
ence with the secretary, who arranged
to meet them again at 10 o'clock this
morning at the Hotel Trocha. Governor
General Brooke's headquarters at El
Vedado. General Alger did not land,
saying that he preferred to remain on
board the transport.
t"ESTION OF THE ARM V ROLLS.
It Is Connected With Another Question,
That of "Recognition.
The muster rolls of the Cuban army
are still locked up in the desk of Senor
Rafael Portuondo, chairman of the
executive committee of the military as
sembly, and the J3.0CO.00O sent by the
United States to pay the Cuban troops
remains in unbroken packages on board
the transport Burnside. the military
administration b?ing unable to partition
the cash among the ragg?d battalions
until they can obtain the muster rolls,
The thirty generals composing the as
sembly crack jokes at the expense of
General Gomez and the American au
thorities, thinking for the moment that
they have the better of the game. Gov
ernor General Brooke only defers
adopting forcible measures to gain
possession of the rolls because he
wiphes to consult regarding the matter
with Secretary Alger. The assemhly
wants to use these rolls as a lever to
obtain some kind of oflicial recognition
from the military authorities, which
recognition, however, the authorities
will not give.
The military authorities will not ask
the assembly to deliver these ' rolls.
They have dealt in the past, in the mat
ter of the rolls, with General Corner,
and subsequent to his deposition with
Inspector General Roloff. who had the
rolls in his possession and was on the
point C'Sr'lelivering. tljem. to the .Ameri-
The Gold That Glitters.
DO RICHES MAKE HAPPINESS, OR
DOES HEALTH MAKE
The richest man cannot always be
said to be the most successful, for true
success is not possible without happi
ness. Many a wealthy man would ftive
all he now possesses to have the health
and happiness of a young athlete.
Health is not hard to get and keep if
good judgment is nsed in caring for and
supplying the needs of the system.
Nature often needs assistance; you
sometimes abuse nature by overtaxing
your nerves, your brain, or your body.
ana you naven c time to reiax, anu
take tie rest that you need.. You must
have outside help. Pabst Malt Extract,
The "Best" Tonic, will supply the ex
tra fuel, food, and strength; it is abso
lutely pure an unequalled assistant to
nature in giving health, ntality ana i
strength. It will make you eat and H
sleep well, and cause you to feel like
yourself again, or perhaps, better man
von ever felt in your life. The " Best
Tonic was awarded the 10O points of
perfection at the World's Fair, and was
the only Malt Extract which received
that honor. Yonr nearest druggists car
ry Pabst Malt Extract, The "Best"
Tonic in stock.
car.s wnen tTie assemCT?'. . through ita
executive committee, ordered him to
turn them over to that bedy. which was
done. The rolls are considered public
documents, and the authorities riU
not request an individual or a body of
individuals to surrender them, as theiP
retention by such a tody is irregular',
Since January 1 the only army iri
Cuba has been that of the United States,
the Cubans in arms not constituting an
army. The Americans consider them
simply as a body ot armed men, and
hold that neither tney memseivea nor
their elective head car be recognized.
Upon this point the assembly and the
military authorities split, the" former
posing as the head of the Cuban army
and the authorities declaring that the
Cuban army ceased to exist on Jan
Suggestion to Denioeratie Clubs.
Washington. March 2- Chauncey F.
Black, president of the National As
sociation of Democratic clubs, has
issued an address mating that the Na
tional Association of Democratic clubs
renews its annual suggestion that the
birthday of Thomas Jefferson. April l:
be duly observed by the Democratic
clubs throughout the union, as hereto
fore and that all ciuos celebrating as
suggested forward minutes of the pro
ceedings to the national headquarters.
"Corner" I'nder Boss Is Sore.
It has come out after all that the
political hanger-on, Steve O'Connor,
is the whole Teamsters' union, and
judging from the storv which he tells
the Lnion, one would lmasiue that
there was uoone else in town, teamster
or otherwise, to be considered in the
government of all " questions. The
trouble with hteve is that he is a po
litical han-rer-on, anil consequently a
political sorehead most of the time,
Sinc e the davs of the "corner ' as
cendency in the postofiice, Steve has
Icen one of those entrusted by that
political concern to deliter a certain
number of votes, whether in caucus
or at the polls, and although he ac
cuses Mavor Medill of having been
prejudiced against him liecause of his
lieing a republican, ana thus lays all
his troubles to the score of
politics, yet he tvouiu line up
the teamsters oi the citv
whose votes and opinions he
represents to his "corner1" boss
he carries in his waistcoat pocket, on
the theory that what are his trriev-
ances, political and otherwise, should
be the concern of everv man in town
who owns a team. But Mr. O'Connor
is loosing ground in delivering the
roods he bargained for. Tho3e over
whom he pretends to exercise the po
sition of under boss to the greater
boss on the "corner" have about as
much respect for the politician who
would go back to the control ot the ma
chine that at one time disciplined him
evea.io.the extent of tcrbidding him
to consult the outside thermometer,
as the maionty nave lor the trickv
politician who tied himself to the
same political influence alter it had
cut him, merely because he thought it
again in the saddle in local politics.
However, it cannot be denied that
for a man who may tind it convenient
to duck at anv tune, the "corner s
under boss has exhibited considerable
Morris KonenHeld's Will.
The will of the late Morris Rosen
lield was admitted to probate in the
county court today. The will was
drawn Mav 19, 1S94, and was wit
nessed by Charles Dunham and Dr
G. G. Craig. In it the testator be-
ueaths the homestead on Nineteenth
street to the widow, Mrs. Julia Kosen
lield. who also receives a third of de
ceased's estate, the remaining two
thirds to be divided enuallv between
the three children, Ireae, Walter and
Charles liosenlield. In a codicil to
the will, bearing date of Dec. lt,
1U5, and which was witnessed bv Dr.
(J. (i. Craig, Morris (Jeismar and Col
Henry Curtis, Mrs. Julia liosenlield.
the widow, is appointed executrix of
the estate, and it is ordered that Ma
tilda Oltcnheimer le rivcn a home
with the family during her life.
John F. Swantosh died at St. An.
thonv's hospital at 11 p. m. Sunday
of liver complications." He had lxfen
at the hospital two weeks. Mr.
Swantoh was o.J years of aire and re
sided in South Heiirhts with his wife
and son, John, and two daughters.
Mary And Christine. The funeral will
be held Wednesday from the honie.
Kmmett LUmonu, the sweet little
son or air. ana airs. Arthur a- aie-
Cartnev, 1414 Ihird avenue, suc-
umbed to infantile infirmities Satur
day eveninir at 7:30. aired 3 months
and 1 da vs. The funeral occurred
his morning from the home to St.
Marv's church. Davenport, where
services were conducted. Interment
was made iu the Holv Family ceme
tery. Emil UtholT, former manager of the
I lock Island Turner hall, died at Man
ning, Iowa, Saturday. He had been
running a hotel at Manning. J he
body was brought to Davenport for
oing awav this spring or summer:
If so, where and when? The great
llock Island route will have low rate
ickets on sale, both one way and
round trip, to a number of points in
almost any direction at different
imes dming the next six months.
you are ngunng on a trip of any
kind, either bv rail or water, now is a
good time to comment looking up
your route, me c, is. l. i. rail
way is the initial line ont of here, and
f you desire any information, call on
or write S. r. Itovd. reneral "a-'eiit.
Davenport, or F. H. I'hiuiuier. ticket
rent, llock Island.
THE LONDON . I
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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 trom $4.39 up.
A. P. McGuirk has commenced suit
in the circuit court at uavenport to
recover ffUU for prolessionai ser
vices from Hans and Marv Osbar.
James Leonard, who lost a foot
while working in the Rock Island
yards at Davenport, has brought suit
lor $10,000 against the company.
There are other soaps besides Anti-
Washboard soan made here at home
The wrappers of anv of our brands
are valuable for premiums.
II. B. Schuler, president of the
Terminal company, spent Sunday in
the three cities. He expressed hiin-
s If as greatly pleased with the pro
gross of the worK ueing aone lor ins
com niu v.
James Lambert, serving a sentence
for vagrancy at the county jail, was
sent to- Clinton Saturday, a brother
there having agreed to care for him
during his illness. Lambert is suf
fering with lung fever.
P. I-'. Cox, county treasurer and su
pervisor of assessments, is to prepare
a list oi instructions lor the giiHlatice
of the township assessors this vear.
their duties having been considerably
altered oy tue provisions oi the new
oiarence riiv, me lamous organ
ist, will jrive a concert atCalvarv Ban-
list church. DaveniKirt, Monday even
ing, April 3, under the auspices of
St. Paul's Kvansrclical Knirlish Luth
eran church. It will be a rare inn
All the school 'buildings except
asnmgion, urant ana the llifh
school have been closed for two weeks
for the Easter vacation. The scholars
from Hawthorue are using Grant and
Washington uurinr the vacation, in
ocaer that they will not lose any time
during the erection of the new Haw
Dewev, the Hero of Manila,
failed to reach the Rock Island theat
rical port Sunday night. The com
pany showed in Moline Saturday
night, and. it is understood, from
there went to Chicago. Manager
Steve Miller, of Harper's theatre, savs
he is at a loss for an explanation of
tich action on the part of the com
Two young men mutually agreed
on the center of bpencer square as a
battle ground on which to settle an
old score yesterday afternoon. Sev
eral hot exchanges had occurred, and
both were on the walk punching away
at one another when Oflicer William
Ryan interfered. He piloted the com
batants to police headquarters.
When they had cooled down and
promised to behave themselves in the
future, they were allowed to go their
Hood's Sarsaparilla never disap
points. It mav be taken for impure
and impoverished blood with perfect
confidence that it will cure.
fio-'tvltee tor If t7 Cent.
taraateed tobacco habit crtro, roakra w
CB3troae, bioo4 puts 60s, U. All Uruggiai
The most satisfactory piece of clothing in your
clothing- belongings is a spring overcoat. Now
is the time to purchase one. We have by far
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.
COL. FLAGLER VERY ILL.
Former Arsenal Commandant at the I'olnt
Washington, March 7. Word has
been received at the war department
that Gen. l-iagler, chief of ordnance
is lying at the point of death at Fort
Monroe and not exinjcted to survive
the day. lie is suliering from a com
plication of diseases, the result of the
lue aoove advices, which were
brought bv the Associated Press this
afternoon, will occasion general sor
row in the three cities, where Gen
Flagler was for so many vears well
. ... - - . .
anu popularly Known as the com
mandant at Rock Island arsenal. Maj
Stanhope L. Hiunt, the present com
mandant at the arsenal, when told of
the news from Washington this after
noon, said that grievous as it was to
him, he was not surprised, as he real
ized the last time he saw Gen. Flagler
in Washington that he was breaking
down. Iiut it was not so much the
grip, Maj. Blunt thought, as the re
sult of close conlinement and hard
work during last summer while the
war was in progress. Gen. Flagler
did not give himself anv rest until
peace was assured, when he came to
Rock Island arsenal on his first vaca
Uran Murnty Ieal.
Princeton, N. J.. March 27 Dr
.James if. ;wurrav, dean oi the univer
sity, died this morning.;
To Core s Cold In One lay.
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets.
All druggists refund the money if it
fails to cure. 2oc. The genuine has
L. B. Q. on each tablet. .
For frost bites, burns, indolent
sores, ec.cma, skin disease, and
especially piles, De Witt's Witch Hazel
Salve stands lirst and liest. Look out
for dishonest people who try to imi
tate and counterfeit it. It's their
en lcrsement of a good article
Worthless goods are not imitated
Get DeWitt's Witch Hazel Salve
For sale by T. H. Thomas, A. J. Reiss
and M. F. Bahnsen, druggists.
"After was ladneed to try CI SCA
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Mr liTer vm io a verr bad bbaije. and my bead
acbed and I bad stomach trouble. fow. kinoc tak
ing Cascarets. I feel Hoe. My wife baaalno ued
tbem aritb iteneflcial results for Lour ptorcacb."
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