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VOL.. XliVII. NO. 285.
ROCK ISLAND. LLIi.. FRIDAY. SEPTEMBER 22. 1899.
PRICE THREE CENTS.
REBELS DITCH T
Open Fire Upon Derailed
Cars South of An
geles. TWO AMERICANS ABE KILLED.
Ilalf a Doiea Dead Inanrcenta Are After.
ward Foood In the Thicket Wfcence At
tack Came Geo. Wneaton Goh to the
IMtene, Bat Services Are Not Necessary
Other ew. by Wire.
Manila, Sept. 22. A paity of in
Burden is aucnea a railroad tram a
mile and a half south of Angeles this
morning and then opened hre upon
the derailed cars from a bamboo
thicket, killing two Americans and
wounding five others. Lieut. Lome
and bis scents who were on the train
made a vigorous defense and caused
the enemy to flee. Six dead rebels
were afterward found in the thicket
from which the rebel tirecam. Gen.
iv aeaion, wun six companies, pro
ceeded from Camlet to the relief of
the train, but bis services were not
REIGN OF TERROR REPORTED
bortor Civilisation Fx taut in the Slate of
Little Rock. Ark.. Sept. 22. Mail ad
vice show that a reign of terror ex
ists in the coal mining districts of Se
liastian county, where strikes of the
iiiuou miners continue. At the Jenny
Lind a crowd of non-unionists armed
with Winchesters celebrated I he first
pay day by getting drunk and riddling
me steeple of a church with bullets.
ai nnouier time a non-unionist was
accidentally killed while at work in
the mines, and a crowd of unionists
celebrated the event bv firing anvils.
Since the withdrawal of the deputy
T'nlted States marshals who had liecu
guarding the mines the non-unionists
have been armed with Winchesters.
Hundreds of men have been imported
iy mining companies from Kentucky,
West Virginia and Alabama. Some of
them have been induced bv the v.n-
loulsts to quit work.
Not Helped by III. 'oyas;e.
Cellar Rapids. la.. Sept. 22. James
Morton, the well known general pas
senger and ticket agent of the Rur-
lington. IVdar Rapids and Northern,
who recently suffered n partial stroke
of paralysis, has returned from Scot-
laud, whero he was taken on the ad
vice of physicians, without securing
the expected relief. His condition is
now very alarming am grave fears
for his recovery are entertained,
hforr on the Hall Field.
Chicago. Sept. 22. Following are the
scores ma tie at base ball yesterday:
At Washlugton I,ouisville 4. Wash
ington .'; (second game! Louisville ,
Washington 4: at Philadelphia Cin
cinnati o. Philadelphia 4; at Baltimore
Cleveland 4. Baltimore T; (second
gamel Cleveland 1, Baltimore 4; at
Boston Raiu; at Brooklyn Wet
The Spanish government will pay no
A interest on Cuban bonds.
nI Almost a mousana more miners in
Ycst Virginia joined the strike.
Jlajor Harrison will, perhaps, be the
Iemcratic candidate for governor of
Peter ;ickson. the negro pugilist. is
dangerously ill with pneumonia at Vic
toria, It. C.
l lie Culpepper - fliannon college
building, at Lebanon, Mo., that cost
Disastrous curtuquaKcs. lasting a
week, are reported in the vicinity of
tirover Cleveland will leiiver lec
tures on "Some Phases of Public Life"
to students of Princeton, college.
Bell telephone uirectors declared a
quarterly dividend of ier cent., mak
ing l'H.j jxt cent, so far this year.
Minute Holmes, i years old. was
waylaid and robbed of her tresses
while oa her way to school at Chi
Charles Op1eriiiaii and Henry Klss
knlt. who had a counterfeiting outfit
at Chicago, have been captured by de
tectives. Martin Markwardt was seriously hurt
at Chicago while saving the life of his
dog. The animal was standing in
front of an approaching train.
Two highwaymen were arrested at
Chicago after a hard tight following
an attempt to hold up J. T. Muir aud
J. Y. Heard, svcial policemen.
Yellow Jack's Victims Increasing.
Key West. Fla.. Sept. 22. Twenty-
four new cases of yellow fever aud
two deaths is the record for the
twenty-four hours ended yesterday.
Prominent lowan Dead.
Muscatine. la., Sept. 22. AHtert CI.
Townslev. prominent in Muscatine
vunty for the past twenty-five years,
died vi.erd:iy at the ace of '..
Old Encampment Degree Stays.
letroit, Sept. 22. The sovereign
grand lod"e of Odd Fellows today re
futed to abolish the old encampment
branch of the roval purple degree
British Gain Delagoa Bay.
Allahabad. British India, Sept. 22.
The Pioneer today prints a dispatch
saying; negotiations have been con
cluded bv Great Britain for taking-
possession of Delagoa bay Nov. 1.
Gen. Kranlt Dead In Parts.
1 ana. Sept. 22 Gen. Brault, who
succeeded Gen. Kenouard as chief of
the general staff November, '33, is
BOE MUST CLIMB DOWTS.
Ca!eM lie Want to Resign His
New York, Sept. 22. General
chairman of the committee on
parade of the Dewey celebration, finds
himself between two fires as a result
of the CJrand Armof the Republic's
refusal to take partem the pageant un
less it can have the right f the
line. Commander Shaw says iwsitively
the Grand Army will not parade un
less its request is acceded to. General
Roe announces with equal positive
ness that if he is uot sustained by the
committee he will resign from all con
nection with the parade.
Yesterday Gov. Roosevelt, speaking
at a county fair, said: "I transacted
one piece of business today that may
be of interest to you of the Grand
Army. I telegrapheto the major gen
eral commanding the National Guard
of this state that the Grand Army Is
to have the right of position or. any
thing it wants in the J Dewey parade."
Governor Roosevelt is General Roe's
superior officer, and the Grand Army
will probaMy march In the place of
Cfr tarred on Nine Candidate.
t the Odd
Detroit. Sept. 22. Before 2.000 peo
ple in Light Guard Armory yesterday
afternoon Major General J. It. Klla-
cott, of Chicago, conferred the grand
decoration of chivalry the highest
step in Odd Fellowship uKn nine
candidates. The armory was beauti
fully decorated with palms, flags and
bunting. Two cantons of Patriarchs
Militant assisted in the ceremonies.
I'uder an arch of swords the candi
dates marched the length of the ar
mory to where General KUacott stood.
When the camliatcs had related their
obligations and knelt beside a Bible
and sworn to uphold them, a gleam
ing sword was laid on the shoulder
of each and be was presented with the
badge of chivalry.
The prize drills of the Patriarchs
Militant which were held on the De
troit Athletic club held, furnished the
other feature of the day. and some re
markably fine drilling was seen. The
captain of the Muncie. Ind.. class A
team inadvertently omitted several of
the movements in the schedule; other
wise his team would have captured the
The Sovereign Grand Lodge held its
first afternoon session yesterday and
rpent most of it discussing ritualistic
FOUR LIVES LOST IN THE FIRE.
Iteault of the nince ;: Destroyed the
Uospita! at :.ofolk.
Not folk; Va.. Sept. 22. Four lives
were lost In the tire which destroyed
St. Vincent de Paul's hospital early
yesterday morning, and tour firemen
were injured. The remains of the
lie. id were taken from the debris ves-
terUay afternoon. Their names are:
Mrs. Margaret McEweon. 7( years old.
of weak mind; Mrs. Elizabeth White.
an aged woman: Carev Boswell. a 3-
year-old ihiM from Lewistoti, N. C;
Miss Pippin, of I.araboro. N. C.
Injured Fireman Thomas A. l!ar-
rett. left leg broken, right arm frac
tured In three places aud cut on fore
head, will probably die: Fireman R.
A. Foster, driver, hurt about head:
Miss Kate Dohin. of Washlugton, a
nurse. jumied from the third floor;
Miss Teresa Glass, of Richmond. Va..
a nurse, bauly injured ou bauds, feet
Sister Bernard, who Is in charge of
the hospital, estimates the loss at
hh. on which there was an iuurauce
of only $&I.inio.
Captain Dreyfus I. Located.
Carpentras. Sept. 22. Although the
arrival, which occurred yesterdav. of
Dreyfus at the home of Paul Vala
brogue. his brother-iu-law. who has
leeu established as a cloth merchant
here for a quarter of a century, was
soon known, no demonstration oc
curred. While Iireyfus" health does
not permit of his receiving visitors it
is hoped the climate will restore his
Mrcngth during the next few months.
which he is exiocted to siend here.
Horrible Crime in Oregon.
IHlI.iinook. Ore.. Sept. 22T The body
of Helta, the 12-year-old daughter of
K. W. Scoville. was found yesterday
at low tide in the north fork of tin
Hehalem river, with a stone tied
around her neck. The girl had been
missing from her home at Hehalem
Plnce Tuesday evening. It is thought
that she was assaulted and then mur
dered. Mississippi Is Slaking a Record.
Macon. Miss.. Sent. 1T2. Cornelius
Triplet, colored, was shot ami killed
at Singleton. Winston coifntv. Miss..
Wednesday night, making four vic
tims two white aud two colonel of
the fend raging in that countv.
World. Kecord for a Sawmill.
Farniingdale. Me.. Sept. 22. A
world's record was established at the
saw mill of the Berlin Mills company
plant here yesterday when with a
single saw 1.hS.!01 feet of luni!er were
sawed out in eleven hours.
Wireless Telegraph Man Here.
New York. Sept. 22. Signor Marconi.
fhe promoter of the wireless tele
graphy, arrived here yesterdav on
board the steamer Aurania from Liver
No Message to the Ooeen.
Londou, Sept. 22. Reuter's Teleirram
company announced last evening that
no message had Im-ii received l.v
yueeu Victoria from President Kruger.
To Extract a Splinter.
The easiest way to extract a snlinter
deep In the flesh of the hand or foot Is
by means of steam. A rather wide
mouthed bottle Is filled tw-thirds full
of boiling water, and the Injured spot
is held close over the opening. The
eui-iiuu uraws rue nesn down, and a
little additional pressure is used to as
sist the exit of the intruder. In a
few moments the steam extracts the
spliuter. aud the Inflammation rapidly
subsides. . .
HOSTILETO JOHN BULL
Distinctly So, Is the Speech
Free State President Steyn
to the Volksraad.
OAITIfOT ADVISE 00M PAUb KBUGEB
To Accept the Proposition, of the British
Government Plainly Intimate. That if
There I a Fight the Free State I. Bound
to Help the Transvaal Cape Iloer. Send
a Decided Anti-Uritish Message to
Bloemfontein, Orange Free State,
Sept. 22. The volksraad met yester
day with a full attendance. President
Steyn read a carefully prepared speech.
After welcoming the burghers he ex
pressed regret that the relations be
tween Great Britain and the Trans
vaal had become strained. The mem
bers, he said, were aware of the meet
ing of Sir Alfred Milner and President
Kruger at Bloemfontein, when Presi
dent Kruger made proposals which
although refused by the British high
commissioner were unanimously con
sidered throughout the Orange Free
State to be exceedingly fair.
Charge. Hritlsh Bad Faith.
Proceeding to review the negotia
tions President Steyn said the Trans
vaal had lxen decoyed by the British
diplomatic agent at Pretoria. Couyng
haiu Greene, and he practically ac
cused ihe imperial government of a
breach of faith. lie said he was dis
inclined to advise the Irausvaal gov
ernment to accept the latest Britisli
demands. The present critical state
of affairs could not be a matter of in
difference to the Orange Free State,
which was bound by treaty to afford
assistance to the Transvaal, and he
had. therefore, convened the volksraad
to decide what attitude should be
taken. 'There is nothing." declared
Hie president, "that warrants war or
an attack upon the Transvaal. Such
differences as exist can be solved by
arbitration. War would be an iustilt
to religion au.l civilization."
Goes Into Secret Session.
In conclusion President Steyn said
he would take this opportunity of hiv
ing certain drafts of laws before the
volksraad for consideration, praying
God to give the members strength to
pass resolutions not only conducive to
peace and prosperity, but also iu the
iuterest of their beloved state. Imme
diately after the speech President
Steyn asked the volksraad to go into
secret session, which was agreed to
SITI ATION GAINS GRAVITY.
Attitude of the Free Mate Add Much L'lf
cnlty lor England.
IOndon, Sept. 22. While the precise
result of the secret session of the raad
of the Orange 1 ree State is not yet
known here. President Steyn's speech
at the opening of the session is re
garded us an almost infallible indica
tion of the attitude which the Free
State will take. Commenting from
this point of view, the London moru
ing paiKTs are all impressed with tin
added gravity of the situation, and
murmurs are beginning to be heard re
garding the dilatoriness of the gov
eminent in getting troops forward.
Military men are said to be im
patient. They assert that everything
is ready and that they are only wait
ing for orders. It Is recognized that
the attitude of the Orange Free State
makes the original estimates based up
on Dutch neutrality too small. Evi
dently a much larger force will be re-
piired. The government is faced with
sometnmk like a dilemma, i lie leader
of the opposition has publicly d
iHiunced theprecipitaneyof thecolonial
eftice in forcing ou a conflict. There
fore ministers are disinclined to con
IT. on the other Hand, so large an
expenditure as ihe apparent attitude
of the Orange Free State would in
volve should become necessary the
government would be obliged to sum
mon parliameut in order to get ade
quate supplies. It Is undersood that
the money question accounts for the
dribbling manner In which the troops
are being forwarded.
German military exjerts. realizing
the seriousness of the campaign be
fore Great Britain, are commenting
with astonishment upon the fact that
England is so lehiud-haud in her pre
parations. In Berlin it is also believed
that Ir. Ijpyds is acting as President
Kruger's evil genius and misleading
him by reports that he is likely to get
sympathy, if not assistance, from some
of the Europeau powers.
No member of the Cape cabinet was
present at the meeting of the Afri
kander members of the Cape parlia
ment yesterday. A dispatch from
Pretoria announces that arms continue
to be served to the burghers.
AFRIKANDERS OF Til E CAPE.
Adopt a Decidedly Anti-British Slesaag
Caite Town. Sept. 22. The Afrikan
der members of parliament have held
a caucus in which they formulated a
letter to President Krnger in which it
is plainly stated that Great Britain is
all wrong in the present contention.
Still the Cape Afrikanders beg Kruger
to give up anything except independ
ence rather than give England a
chance to declare. war.
Sir John Spriggs. leader of the op
position to the Afrikanders in parlia
ment, referring'to the foregoing action
of the Afrikanders, said: "In my
judgment the proceedings at today's
meeting of Afrikander memlers of the
Caie parliament were most injudi
cious. No mention was made of any
sympathy with those who would suffer
while lichting on the British side. It
is impossible that those who are doing
their lcst to uphold British authority
Kliould conceive anything in the nature
of a retirement from the osition '
adopted by the imperial government, j
Anv si'ch weakness would be fatal to
the future maintenance of British
authority in South Africa."
Sir John also said: "I have no doubt
mar a portion or the population of the
colony would be actively anti-British
in the event of a war with the Trans
vaal. I do not anticipate a rising, but
bouie oi me young ami impulsive Afri-
Kanders would probaly show their
sjmpamies oy joining the Boer
LONG CABINET COl NCIL.
English Ministers Cheered as They
the Office No News.
London, Sept. 22. The cabinet
council held here today ended at 2:40
p. m. The ministers were cheered as
they came out of the foreign oilice.
Nothing transpired regarding the
action taken, though the general im
pression is that a vigorous line has
been adopted. The secretary of state
for war, the marquis of Lanstown,
and the first lord of the admiralty,
George J. Goshen, immediately pro
ceeded to the war office.
Immediately after the cabinet coun
cil the German ambassador visited
Premier Salisbury and had a long
conference with him. The fact that
a similar visit immediately followed
the previous cabinet council leads
some persons to attach significance to
it. and infer that Emperor William is
taking an active part in the Trans
vaal affairs. It is much moreHprob
able that the Delagoa bay was dis
cussed. Many rumors are current
regarding: the result of the cabinet
council, all professing to be based on
London, Sept. 22. The Pall Mall
Gazette this afternoon publishes a dis
patch from Capetown which says it is
stated that the Boers have given-guar
antee to their sympathizers in the
Orange Free State aud Cape colony
that the Transvaal will be the first to
The Pall Mall Gazette says: "In
formation in our possession is to the
effect that it was an interim cabinet
summoned to consider an interim
dispatch. It is believed that this
paper, which met with the unanim
ous approval of Chamberlain's col
leagues, will be published as soon
as received by he Boer government,
on Monday or Tuesday." According
to the Gazette, the dispatch opens with
an expression of regret at the unfav
orable character of Secretary Reitz's
last reply, and proceeds with firm in
sistance upon repudiation of the
claim of the Transvaal to the
status of sovereign state, once n ore
pointing out British readiness to set
tie at once the nature of the proposed
arbitration tribunal, provided other
British conditions are promptlv and
unreservedly accepted, and concluding
with the intimation that the imperia
government is now engaged jn draw
ing up its own terms and that the
Transvaal may expect to hear from
them shortly. The Pall Mali Gazette
says another meeting of the cabinet
will take place next Thursday or Fri
day, when the same issue will be pre
sented in a more serious light
Pretoria, Sept. 22. The executive
council sat until 5 last evening. A
telegram containing President Steyn's
reply to Sir Alfred Milner, British
high commissioner in South Africa,
was loudly cheered. A largo order
for horses has been given in the
Orange Free state. The field cornets
sav that in the event of mobilization
4,000 men will be available at Preto
Kepublican Qnarrel in Maryland.
Baltimore. Sept. 22. Gov. Lowndes,
who is a candidate for re-election on
the Kopublican state ticket, yesterday
demanded the resignation of Senator
Wellington as chairman of the Re
publican state central committee. This
step is the outcome of the action of
the state central committee iu apiMiint
Ing committees on finance and on the
conduct of the coming campaign,
which practically deprived the chair
man of the committee of most of his
lower and usefulness. This Welling
ton resented and says he will retire
if the committee does not rescind its
ltanna and Dick Confer.
Cleveland. Sept. 22. Secretary
Charles F. Dick, of the national Re
publican committee, arrived here from
Washington yesterday and went di
rectly to the office of Senator Ilaiina.
where he held a long conference with
the latter In reference to the annroacL-
iug campaign in Ohio..
Tnrkey'a ICInhorate Armories.
Turkey prides itself on Its armories
aud claims that no other country in the
world can equal them. Constantino
ple boatds the roomiest and handsom
est of all. The armories there nre like
palaces, with all the comforts and con
veniences modern genius can supply.
These buildings are all erected on high
ground, and in many cases strike the
eye of the approaching tourist before
the gates oi Constantinopl;; are reach
ed. This Is true particularly of the
Haldan Pasha and Tcra armories,
which always arouse the admiration of
newcomers to the Turkish capital. The
armories are surrounded by huge gar
dens, with large courts and terraces.
and reflect credit upon the Turkish
In India the carpenters have an al
most universal objection to sharpening
their tools. They never set their saws.
and when they get a grindstone they
cut it into pieces and use the frag
ments for anything except to nut an
edge on chisel or ax.
A dispatch has been "eut to General
otis asking for full reports ou the al
leged desecration of Ho man Catholic
churches by the American troops in
11 II a. i
DEATH IN A COLLISION.
four Men Killed aud 1'onr Hurt on the
St. Paul, Sept. 22. A serious acci
dent occurred ou tne Omaha railroad
early yesterday tit Wiiidom. Minn.,
four men being killed ;iud four in
jured in a rear-end collision of freight
trains on a bridge just west of Wiii
dom. An engine was pushing the first
train and the second was a double
header, so that three engines were
thrown into the river in badly wrecked
condition, fine span of the bridge was
demolished and seventeen cars thrown
Into the river or along the tracks.
The killed are as follows: Engineer
Kasmussen, Fireman Roberts. Fire
man Stratton and John Roberts, a trav
eling man from St. .James. Minn. In
jured George Tew. engineer: John
Veomaus. engineer: Thomas Merrill,
fireman none fatally hurt.
Engineer Rasinussen and Firemen
Roberts and Stratton went down with
their respective engines, and were
crushed and burned to death. John
Roberts, a traveling man from St.
James, who was in the caboose of the
train on the bridge, met a like fate.
Illinois Millionaire Dead.
Pekin. Ills.. Sept. 22. John Ilerga.
the well-known distiller, business man
and philanthropist, died yesterday
morning. lie was stricken two weeks
ago with inflammation of the spinal
column and never rallied. Although
best known as a distiller, having with
bis brother George built the Star and
Ihe Crescent and later the Globe, he
was nevertheless very largely inter
ested in other enterprises.
Report or Ihe E. and T. II. Rnad.
Indianapolis. Ind.. Sept. 22. The an
nual report of the Evausville and Ter
re Haute railroad, made public yester
day, shows that .gross receipts from
operation were )?1.-V.tj.li!.l."i: less op
crating exenses. .S'.)l!.!):!S.st;: total in
come. $7.'.".:i!.".'2: total deductions
from income. $.jS4.:1S.4I: leaving to
tal net income. $21 l.:s.oi.
Was Afraid of Ihe Asylum.
Rewey, Wis., Sept. 22. Fearing the
horrors, as she imagined, of au insane
asylum. Mrs. Louis Hammil. of this
place, committed s.iicide by drinking
sulphuric acid. The day before she
bad been adjudged insane.
Coetty Fire at Chiraeo.
Chicago. Sept. 22. Yesterday after
noon tire broke out at the stock yards
and destroyed the Transit House and
i number of other buildings. The loss
is estimated at .2T.".oo.
I-eagne Goes to Charleston, S. C.
Syracuse. X. V., Sept. 22. Charles
ton, S. C. was selected by the vote of
nineteen cities, as the place of holding
the next annual convention of the
league of American Municipalities.
Henry V. Johnson, mayor of Denver,
was elected president.
Another Anti-OIeo I.aw Hit.
Minneapolis. Sept. 22. Judge Loch-
ren. in the I nited States district cJirt
yesterday. Dractically held the sttite
law prohibiting the sale of oleomargar
ine colored to Imitate butter to be un
constitutional. - .
The specific remedy for troubles of
the blood, kidnevs, stomach, liver, is
Hood's Sarsaparilla, the great blood
The Old Way,
When a man wanted a really fine suit or an
overcoat, was for him to go to a merchant tail
or of reputation, who, for about the price a
distinguished specialist charges for a delicate
operation, would furnish him with garments
irreproachable in style, quality and fit. He
was pretty sure of satisfaction, but it came
The New Way,
Is to step into a store where L. Adler, Bros. &
Co.'s clothing is sold and pay a reasonable
price for a suit or an overcoat that the swell
tailor can not duplicate for double the money.
As exclusive agents in Rock Island for L. Ad
ler, Bros. & Co., we cordially invite you to
spect their latest styles.
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of liniments and plasters for the
sufferer, besides many specialties
in medicines and blood purifiers,
that rid the system of the acids
and impurities that cause the ail
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drugs, chemicals and sundries is
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