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ROCK ISLAND, ILL., SATURDAY, AUCII LM), 1902-TWELVE PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
GABLE IS CHIEF
In Democratic Cdngres
paign. PLANS ARE ARRANGED
J. M. Griggs, of Georgia
Chairman of Com
mittee. vc i. : , , ....
.areu i m dem
ocratic cixigrcssional c-oiumi t Ice mot
t . . - . . .
i.isi nijjni ;iiMt organized by elect ing
l.cprcsentat i e .1 aim
3' t: l3
HON". HEX T. CAULK.
Georgia, chairman. Mr. Griggs' was
chosen unanimously. Tho position of
hairmnu miliar tin- plan which has
been adopted will be purely honor
ary. Judge Griggs will simply have
mpcrt ision of the Kirk of scnr-Hg
out campaign It 1 era t nre. of prepar
ing a party toxt-bbok and maintain
ing headquarters in .Washington.
Cable tbe Aetlre Mead.
Tin- important work of the cam
paign will be performed by an execu
tive cinnmittec of w hich Former Con
gressman lien T. (a hie. of Illinois.
U In- chairman. This commit lee
will hi- selected by a sooinl commit
tee tif seven which was appointed at
tho inert Mr. The scun an- Kcpre
seiilativcs .lames I,'. Williams, of II-
l.-noij; .lohii S. Williams, of Mi,
sippi; Jacob KiiMrt. .Jr.. of Newj
York; Alfred M. Jackson. .f Kansas;
.lames I. Kicha rdson. of Tennessee;
.1. M. Gri:rgs of Georgia, anil Scu.Mcir
C. A. Culberson, of Texas.
The announced purpose of thi
committee is to complete the organ
isation by the appointment of a sfe
rvtary, a , sereant-at-:irnis. a door
keeper ami an ee-iitie committee.
It- was orileretl to make a report to
the full committee, which will meet
airain in to weeks.
Meantime . the snb-committee will
hoM a ynmher of meetings with Mr.
C'alile. Lewis Nixon. I In- new leader
of Tammany; ex-Senator Faulkner, of
'est Virginia; .lames M. (Jiiffy.-of
l'ennsylvania : John II. Mclean. Ohio;
Jlenry Watterson. of Kentucky, and
other leading lemK-rats who will Im
iirs"el t accept places upon the ex
ecutive committee. This organiza
tion will in a measure le indc-iidcnt
of the freneral commit tee. If- will
have headquarters in New York and
Chicago, with Mr. ('aide in command
:it the ast named place and Mr. Nix
oji at the former. All of the actual
work of running the congressional
campaign will le performed liy Mr.
('jilh a?id his associates. They will
collect the campaign funds and sn
erintenrl tlnir distribution in iliy
trict.s where dymocrat ic catrlidati-s
it lln l.lkrly to 1; ItamiHTH' lr.
A spirit, iif coiitiilenee periaded the
meeting of the commit ice. While it
was not echoed in the sccchcs which
were made, it was evident in the per
sonal excha nycs iM-twe-eii senators
and reprcsentntitcs who' were jres
tit. I"r;wt ica liy- without c-cptioii
tin- niendwrs of the committee are
looking forward ii'f nly to a well-or-ra
ni.ed hut a successful campaign.
Tlirv lMdi'e that tlie next Itouse will
I k democratic.
The following were selected to rep
resent on the congressional commii-
1ee states which have no democratic
representatives in conirress: Con-jie-ticut.
Kolwrt K. I)e -Forrest: Iowa.
J. A. Hotrman; Maine. II. .1. Hrown;
'-w IIamishire. Henry Mollis: Okla
homa. Harry Itacon; West Virginia.
H. Osscsmnn: Wisconsin. K. ('.
AVall: WyominV. C T. Arnold: Indian
Territorr. Sam Towell.
THOUSAUTJ SAID TO HAVE
BEEN KILLED IN CHINA
I'ekin. March 20. Chinese olTicials
say a thousand people have been kill--l
in the rits nt Ta lling Fit. suth
erniost prefecture of the province of
Chi Li. This jx-rhaps is an exagger
ation, but the loss of life is un
Uoubttdlv i:rfeat. '
's M. Griggs
"dTLi i --TiZ -Er'-- f-.'vfcv
. !. BY HAMILTON MUSK V'
g 'LP- Sh" m n ' triumph hJ"nn the Eiter UraeT"'
I? Ml' 'Z Th4t twept o'er the chord at fechntf with the chagrin of it - Vl
I I tlx . v; -
I . 1 I I 7 rir 1 1 1 1 I I I
ii! r.' The theme wt of lov thM conquered, that on in the wr I
1 J ll I Of ho do in life immort&l jurvivintf the tleetirt breath. Vti l; If
V'M Mr 101,1 W Giled W'th ' ,Pt'-,rl l'0 trngo; . CJI '-'
f(P' Aji cme over my spirit. ace withoA doubt r ll
t - ------- 'J li!
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I er.-..,-, - . , . - - . . - , - I r.. rjt Jf
.rT- 5 M'TV-O 75. Jn
r Dr:A' uiatTAivAJul he for m.
lowed for i bliss which only
- . r . i I.J
As the youth wind breathed it
flowers for My-
The Jubilant chimes
felt Uiat for man.
i ' f' .
thought or th risen Saviour.
c'i- And over the craves of afes I
V biilht viu opened belora me. leiaene tnai -ne iooi " j , ;i
..... 1 ) s
' vv 1 lowed for a blus wrucn only tne oui unos in rci j 9f
I M 1 I i i III I
eiopv tons. . Q? Jj
MILES' PHILIPPINE CORRESPONDENCE
SUBMITTED TO CONGRESS.
Washington. March The presi
dent todav sent to the house fho cr-
respiiideiu-e and papers hearing up
f II t he re'jiicst of Lieut. (Jen. Mjles to
be assigned to duty in the I'hilip-
pn:cs. in ro.ponse to til
iiTt rodiiced by jmrlcsun
. resfdui in
and passed by that body. The corre
spondence is voluminous, and opens
with a letter from Miles Kcb. 17th,
addressed to the secretary of war,
with the request .that it be. laid be1
fore the president, outlining the plan.
As a means for bringing about peace
in the Philippines Mils suggests that
cont-ultations be held between the
officials of this government and
leaders of the insurrectionary move
meat with a view of explaining the
iMMiefrts to the Filipinos of friendly
relations with this country and the
He cites Cuba f.Y'' I'orto Kieo lis
examples of Ihis Method. Miles also
advocates taking iiumlwr of -tcatl-iny
Cubans and Porto Kicaii to' the
1 m&iS- vfivi-,
CO .Vi'IV ikl J y-l
dineinft thfvt 4h fool
the soul finds in rest with God.wf - )
: - ... -u , -
promise cf verdure and
rn out with a fla'd refrain.
the springtime would
I thought of Hi
saw the amaranth bloom.
Philippines and allow them to testify
as to the itoikI results to be obtained
from - friendly relations with the
1'iiifcd Slates and in addition siiij
(,'i'hts that leading Filipinos - lie
brought to this coimtrySii order that
they could see for Jln iuseives what
dispo- it ion Americans held re-rnrdinj
the Philippines. '
s-rrtiry l!oit Krply.
March ." Secretary Hoot forwarded
Miles loiter to the presidi'iit with
his disapproval, saying such a course
of action woul I be regarded as a
"most iinfort nitate interfi-rt'iice with
the 'present sat isfaotry progress" in
the islands. Tho secretary's com
munication was approwd by the
BOUND TO HAVE IT
Author of Vetoed Iowa Mt rcur lllll
lies Moines, March 1".'. Sena 1 or
Mollshcrry to-lay introduce;! another
bill for the purpose of meeting- the
objections of the itneonsMt ut iona 1 1 1 V
urjred in the jfuvcrmir's veto, and at
the. same time removinp the limita
tion of indebtedness atrain-t tl.e railways-the
same as in the so-called
KmiKtria. Kan., March Stephen
O.Conklimr. of the UTM-ery tirni of, Km
ery ami Conklitur. shot his former wife
and then shot himself. He is dead and
he is not expect m1 to live.- Last Fel
ruary Mrs. Conklinn obtained u di
vorce. Kver sitx-e he had been trying
to win hfr back.
"f F III I
of Caster rn out with a tld refrnn.? jit I
Destructive Cyclone Vis
its Partslbf Ten
nessee. NO COMMUNICATION
'Lives Reported Lost and
I hat tniioo-a. Aiarcli -Jit. Heavy
Nlainare to the town of M urf cesboro.
Tenti.. Iv a cvclone is reported, hut
telenhne ami telegraph wires arc
jdiiwn. 'i direct iletails are obtain-
llarritnu. Temi., w:is destroyed by
tlood on account of the overtlow of
the Kuierv river. TJie damage is cs-
timaieil at a iiarter of a mi
It is reported tin lives were
and many more ate supposed .t
u row 1 1 1 1 1 . , i
It is estimated Bial forty or fifty
houses at OakilaX ami llarrimau
were washed awaj.
1 .1 iinet io'.i. mi the tti
I he t u it 1 at
biciniiati !s"oiit hern
railwav. fell in.
lieaVy ItiiiiiH In South.
Atlanta, ir.i.. .March "., A ram
storm amount inir almost to a i-loud
burst rajretl last Tiiirht t hroujirhout
ItJeoriria and I emiessee, causing
heavy daniajj1' to crojis, washouts on
railroads and demoraliatioii of tel-
U-e-raph and telephone wires.
DRIVE OUT YE SING
Union in Jliimca polls
ter a Yellow
Minneapolis. March "".). T!i cooks'
I ui'ion Iims been aiued and abetted by
t!i" p-.:lic in 5;.: lijrht against Chineso
icsiam-.-M'ts. Altlionii there is a city
I oi'ti ma nee lorbiiMin-j; crowds Irom o!-
leetii!?- on the side-walks In su-h nuni-
bors as to obstruct travel, the police
looked while a bir crowd blocked
tin entrance to the Canton restau
'1 no proprietor is Ye Sin::, a nat-
ura h.eii American citizen, who has
lived in Minneapolis lor twenty vears.
lie employs a white i:.rl tjr cashier
and has white waiters. His only of
fense is that of employing n Chhieso
cook. The cooks' union asks him to
disi-haro the Chinaman and substitute
one of its members, and has undertak
en to boycott him out of business un
less he does so.
MAY AVERT TROUBLE
Conlorencc AVitli Ijowell Textile
Workers luts Oft' Strike
Lowell. Mass.. March L'.i.
conclusiou of the all nijrht
eiH-c between the fouiniit tee
tens and representlitivcs of
tile council in thi city it was an-noum-eil
early tod.y. that the threat-
died strike- of lJ.(Mn
1 cot 1 011 null oM-r-would
atives in this city
for a week at lea.-f
litiens will useltlieir goml ott ices
with the mill mjniiugcrs to bring
about the increase in wiiges demand
eil by iho opi-rat i ves.
Providence, 1J. I.. March 1". No
tices of ten H-r cent advance, in
wages of oH-ratives was posted to
day in cotton- mills in Khodc Island
and Massachusetts oicratcd by (iod
dard and Knight interests. It is ex
pected Lippitts, v ho with Knights
ami (io'hlards prnct ically. con I rol the
cotton industry of this state, 'also
vtill grant the advance.
WELL KNOWN HORSES
PERISH IN THE FLAK ES
Pet roit, .Ma rch Sevciiteeii race
horses and promising colts were"
burned to death today in a tire which
destroyed the? training stable of
Frank II. Colby, the well known driv
r and trainer, in Highland park.
Among ihe horses destroyed were
Koval. 2: ''4V',
Harry 1'.. 2:23Vi; hhe 1
Maiden Queen. 2 : 1 1 '. i : M
'IN10 l.tul Ioku Iwf IUIII
Thirtran 3len Jldtverl tbe Itody.
Stillwater. Mimfc March 20. Carl
Nelson, a 5-year:oldTboy. was struck by
a four-ton boulder Svhlcli rolled into a
stone quarry where he wan at piny,
and instantly .killed. Thirteen men
had ditheulty in removing the rock
from tlu'1ioy lioily.
Compulsory trituration im Iowa.
I)ees Moines,. Ia., March 21). The
couiimlsory ectuotion bill has passed
the senate, , having previously passed
the ltnsi, and will become a law m
on Iwias approved by Govrruor-Jum-niln?.
SIMPLY NEEDS MONEY TO WIPE OUT
New York. March !i0. It only noon's
tho numoy to ' stos jzanihlinir m
I this city, so District Attorney Jerome
announces. Ho said vestertlav that if
the city would pay the hill, he couM
! oloso -1 lie tlens of tho tijior. VI can
c-Iqso every li. K.-imhlin house in
town if the comptroller will nooept my
voufucis ior iih? e.;)eiises :n so io-
WILLIAH TRAVEJ1S JEROMB.
In?:." sahl he. "It would cost at least
Jfl.iitN) to irot into 'Hick' Cautield's to
yet cort'oborativo evidence. 1 o you
tUiaL Uio comiitrollcr wouHl pay a' bill
LOWTHER ON TRIAL
Minister Who Evolved a New In
IS CHARGED WITH HERESY
lOIeven Kansas Ire;icliers Sitlinj;
the Court ol' 11 car
Arkaiis.isCity. Ark.. March 2:. Tho
trial of the Key. Cranviilo I.owther.
the Mcl'lierson minister. 0:1 a charge
or lierosy lias liecn lieru'i tiore 111 so-
'ct before eleven Kausas preai hers
r.ppointed by (ho smith western Kan
sas Methodist -on!"erelice. C. .1.
Hawes. of Newton, is tio trial jud.
I. I Akin, of Marion, was ici-nu'iiized
as counsel for the church ami Charles
I. Wood, of the I llinnis .conference,
and William II. INiso. of Winlield,
were named as counsel for the ue-
lnr(ie Not lel.
Tho cliar.ires against tlo rtev. I.ow-
thor wc-e not reml. ISisliop MaUalieu.
who presiilcd. saying he thought every
one present laminar with them. ISish
op Mallalicu su.vryestcd tiio trial bo
l'.eld bvllind closed doors.
It took hut one day to et in t!.o
evidence and etit h sale rested it.- case
THE GRAVE OF RHODES
Last Hosting- I'lacc of South African
Developer cm Matoppo ,
1 iil Is.
London. March Ll. In a dispatch
from Capo Town tho cornvpondent of
Tho laily Mail says that Cecil Khodcs,
Vi Ii"'i ho last visited Matoppo Hills, se
lected the spot where ho desired to bo
interrtHl. and gave instructions to an
Architect concerning the memorial to
be erected. The place of interment is
beneath a natural cairn of giant 1huI
ciers. on a kopje adjoining that on
v, Inch Major ilson's little force made
its last stand.
Tlie memorial to bo erected will .be
a prominent feature of the striking
landscape. The date of intertnent is
doubtful, says 'the correspondent, ow
ing to the necessity of construction of
a ppecial carriage road from I'.uiu
wayo. At present there is nothing
more than a . bridle path. 'Work on
this road has already commenced, but
its completion will require a month.
Such Seems tlio Outlook for Ctiba
AVays and Moans
Washington. March 2'.i.
Payne, of the Ionise ways
committee., has called a
the committee for' Mon-.h
to consider his bill for reciprocity
with Cuba. The announcement is
Interpreted as an assurance on the
part of the ways and means leaders
that a victory for' recTproeity has
been won in the committee.
Ciilhert AVins a Itirct Shoot.
Kansas City, March 2!. Fred Gil
bert, of Spirit Iike, la., yesterday won
the fifty bird shooting match for the
Sportsmen's IJeview trophy, and thus
takes absolute possession of that cup.
The 001 testants were Gilbert. J. A. K.
Klliott. of - Kansas City, aui W. U.
Crosbv. cif O'Fallcn. IPs.
W - $
V K;AVi: " if
for S'Z.) lost at rouieuef ne wovnu
say that tho city isn't going to speut
Its money that way."
Sot Mu-1 for a Millionaire.
.Ilef erring to the alleged loss of ?71,-
Ooo at one sitting by a young million
aire in t'anfield's house the district at
torney said that that amount to a man
with $12.(HMMKK was not nearly as bad
in proportion as the losses of poorer
people m pool rooms and policy shops.
"Io you thiuk the police department
will be regenerated in your term of
four years in office V" was asked.
Partridge Is Goint; to Fool THein.
Yes. I do. I think, however, that It
will take at least eighteen months to
make a show in that direction. The
blacklegs of the police department
think Colonel Partridge is a niee old
gentleman who is immersed in the de
tails of his department mid don't know
what he is doing. They will find out
when the time comes. Colonel I 'art-
ridge is a line old gentleman who will
do his duty, lie's Iumui in office but
three months, and has hardly had
time to arrange the simple policing of
ltrkiillri That Were DNronraging.
Asked about the expense of getting
evidence, the district attorney said
that the committee of fifteen had
spent SO.lKM in that way. spending in
some instances $2m or .::oO to get
evidence against a single house. The
defendants would then, ho said, be
placed on trial and sent to the city
prison for a few days, or fined a small
amount. The results were discourag
ing, be said.
Wuntrd, a 'Wealthy Society.
It was sugsestiHl to Jerome that per
haps a society might be found which
would bear the heavy expense of get
ting evidence. His reply was: "I io
you know any society that will put up
Sl.tHK) to get evidence? I don't. I'm
not going to spend money out of my
own pockets when I know that the
comptroller will not make good.
Incidents of a Characteristic Bit
of Active Warfare in South
DELAREY IS OUTSIDE THE CORDON
Most of the niireliers Manage to Find
Gaps in the Line fiiebcii
rretori;!. March 2i. Tho details of
the last of Kitchener's lioer "drives"'
make very 'interesting reading as they
oine in. It seems that the total num
ber of lioers included in tho move
nient was I.oiio. under Dolaroy. I.iebcui
berg. Kemp and Wolmarans. and tTio
total of tho c-apt 111-es was ITU a little
over to per cent. The ISoers were sur
prised at tho rapid movements of the
British, but there were gaps in the
line that lot the bulk of them escape.
From the first prisoners cantured it
w:ts learned that tieneral Delarev him
self was outside the actual cordon,
having slept some distance westward,
but Liobonberg. Kemp and otln-r l.oer
commanders were inside the columns
of troops. The first body, consisting
of about " F.oers. sighted at 10
o'clock in tho morning of March 24,
retreated at full snei-d. making for a
gap between the IJritish columns.
llatl a It- for the Opening.
A race for the opening ensued. The
liritish mounted infantry, which had
already ridden upwards of fifty miles,
pressed its tired horses until :uany of
them gave out. when the men jumped
oft' and taeed forward on foot. Some
of the mounted men. however, were
able to gallop right into tly gap just
ahead of the burghers, whom they met
with a warm lire. These troops also
succeeded in driving back anoHier body
of "(HI F.oers. who were forced to de
sert tho guns they had captured from
tho Von I )uiop convoy (southwest of
Klerksdorp) in February. The lioers
tried to get through several openings,
nut 011 each occasion were forced to
double back, until they ultimately
found a gap and passed out of the Frit
ish linos, within sight of Klerksdorp.
Night fell before the pursuing columns
could overtake the F.oers.
CmiHilixn DiKtiiiKiiih Tlieiimcl vc.
Five Canadians who fell out .of their
columns and tried to work their way
hack were surrounded by a F.oor force
and made a splendid defense. Hut
tinallr. seeing their case was hopeless.
four of the Canadians surrendered. The
rt 1. 1. ; . .'I
til (li. however, indignantly refused to
throw down his arms and continued a
single handed light until he was killed.
This was regarded as one of the most
heroic ineideuts of the clay.
Lielienberg Tricks the Ilritlsh.
An illustration of the resourceful
ness of the F.oers was given by Lie
honlierg and several hundred men
when, taking advantage of the con
fusion of the drive.j they formed a
commando similar in arrangement to
that of a ISritish column. Moving close
to one of the numerous gaps in 0110 of
tho p.ritish lines they succeeded in
i aching it and in getting safely awav
before their ruse was detected.
Keraptare of the Guns.
The gnus captured from Von Po-
iop s eojivoy were tirilliaiitly recap
tured by the Scottish Horse, which
charged up to the muzzles of the artil
lery and rode the Boer gunners off
their feet before the latter had a chance 1
PASSES AWAY IN PRUSSIA
Hanover, Prussia, March Prince
Deenbu rg (better .Jviiown as the
Count Von Muenser Ledenbnrg) who
during; the course of his career had
In-eu German ambassador to France,,
Great Britain and Kussia, ii dead.
AS TO EVANS
Resignation of Pension
WRITTEN A WEEK AGO
Statement Is Now Ap
pended To the
Tvashiugfoi:. March 2'.). Tho follow
ing letter from Hon. H. Clay Evans,
resigning the oommissionorship of
pensions, together with an appended
statement. . was made public - at the
White House last night. The letter Is
tabHl "I lepartment of the Interior,
ISureau of Pensions. AYashington,
Marc h lHUL'." and addressed to tlio .
Por some time I have boon consid
ering the question of resigning. .It will
soon bo five years since 1 assumed tho
duties of this office, and I now' have
E. CLAY EVAX1
the honor of tendering you my resig
nation as commissioner of pensions.
and will thank you to accept the same
at as early a date "as may suit your
"Thanking you for your kindly con
sideration, and with assurances of my
best wishes. I am.
II. CLAY KVANS." '
51 ust Wait for a I'romotion.
The statement appendtnl to the letter
is as fo'.lovvs: "Mr. Kvans some months
ago verbally expressed his desire to
resign, and finally put it in writing on
March 1.". The president, however, has
told lwm that he will have to remain
as commissioner, in the first place,
until his successor lias boon deter
mined upon: and in the second place,
until there is some position to tender
him which the president, will regard
as a promotion and as a fitting reward
for his excellent services in the de
partment." President Criticizes the House.
Washington. March ''!. In a veto
message sent to the house yesterday in
which he refuses to sign a relief-for-dosertioii
bill, the president says this
bill, like the st-nate bill in the case of
James YV. Howell, not only authorizes
the president to act, but orders the
secretary of war to revoke and set
aside the orde.- approving the prpceed
ings, findings and sentence of a gen
eral court martial and grant an honor
able discharge. "It appears to imply."
says the president, "the itossession by
congress of the power of overruling
and revising by statute a valid judg
ment. If it diil not do that it would
be simply an exercise of the pardoning
powey. It is questionable whether
congress possesses either of these jiow
01 s. ami when the bill direct I'd the
secretary of war to revoke an order
congress ill Tact did the thing which it
ordered him to do."
Rptallalloii Acninxt Cermany.
Washington. March 2!. At the ses-
sion of the cabinet yesterday Secretary
. r ..1 A : l .. .1 4 .
ol Agriculture Wilson made a state
ment regarding tho discrimination by
Germany against United States food
products, and espcvially meats. He
lioiiited out that German analyses of
those food products undoubtedly were
severe, and indicated that if similar
analyses were resoited to by United
States officials against German food
products coining into the United
States millions of dollars' worth of
Gorman goods would be shut out of
this country every year. The position
taken by Secretary W;lson is regarded
as " '"'hi .intimation to Germany that
i'11 1'it'scnt situation cannot continue.
Items in the Snndry Civil Kill.
Washington. .March LM.. Public
building items, S.Mi.ihm) up. in the sun
dry civil bill include the following:
Chicago. $1.inhumh; Crest on. Ih.. $."i.-
mo; India 11a iiolis. SKiimkhi. Among
it number of river and harbor items are
the following: Imhith. Minn., and Su
perior. Wis.. $4.v.mnn: Illinois ami
Mississippi canal. Jf7."."5.iHNi: Calumet
Imrbor. Ills.. 21.".imm: Hot roit river.
1::;.ihk: St. Mary's river. .Mich.. Si 44.-
tstMl; iuproviug Mississippi river from
liotith of thi Ohio to MinuoaiHiIis,
fieri. Torrance Call on the President.
Washington. March 25. General Kil
Torrance, commander-in-chief of the
Grand Army. lunched with the presi