Alton Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on January 4, 1900 · Page 3
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Alton, Illinois
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Thursday, January 4, 1900
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ALTOK WEEKLY TELE0BAPH, TMTJBBDAY, tTAK, 4, 1900*: Halo •ri:;s C. D. Hiil, of Marshall, Mich., a living: proof of the efficacy of Mih'b' Heart Cure. I havesuf- jefed 20 years from heart trouble, |nd became so bad I could not lie town to sleep. Physicians failed to ielp me, and I was advised to try iDr.Miles' Heart Cure, which benefited me from the first. I continued using it and now am in perfect health." 017. MILES' Heart Cure Is solfl by all druggists on guarantee first bottle benefits or money back. Book on heart and nerves sent free. lor. Miles Medical Company, Elkhart. Ind. IJYSTERS, CELERY, CRANBERRIES sweet Pickles, Sour P ckles. Qill Pickles. llUince Meat. Sauer Kraut, Hcminy Hake Fresh Country Egjrs and Batter, [parsnips Sweet Potatoes. I Oranges and Lemons, Kennedys •Oakes and Crackers, Strawberry and •Cherry Preserves. I Complete assortment of Candies land Nats for the holidays. . f. COISLEY 6th and Alby sts. Telephone HE DOT HIS INFORMATION ON THE SPOf, Lieut, Peter W. Betkman Tells What He Knowi of Church Looting by Soldleis, and Re • tutcs Bishop Ryan's Charges. Lieut. Peter W. Beckman, who returned recently from the Philippine Islands, where he tins boon stationed atlmne as Biirgoon of Mm Kourth U. 8. Infantry, was interviewed tmdfty with reference to Bishop Ryan'j printed charges nguinet our Boldlore. Lieut. Beckman expressed the deepest indignation at thu chargps of the Bishop and made the statement appended. The lieutenant will leave for Baltimore Sunday evening to enter Johns-Hopkins University fora post-graduate course, having re^igc- ed his commission as surgeon in the army. Lieut. Beckman says: "Our boye slept in tue open air many a night when cuureboa were in the Immediate vicinity, and the soldiers could have iftkeii refuge in them from the pour- ng rain. Tne churches were always shown the greatest respect, and,while ncidente are many when, during the civil war, churches were used as hospitals and barracks for the soldiers, ibere are no instances of where the sanctity of the Filipino churches was violated by our soldiers. The troops endured all the hardships of tropical rainy seasons, often sleeping on the ground in pouring rains, but never did they use a church for barracks. Often our soldiers attended services in the Roman Catholic churches and they were always most respectful in their conduct. "As to the looting which Bishop Ryan charges, there was none. At first the volunteers were somewhat unruly, but for only a few weeks, and they were soon controlled by orders from headquarters, commanding that all church property must be respected. "The Filipinos are a treacherous lot and without principle. They troubled our officers by claiming the horses the officers rode, and in most oases investigation showed they bad never owned the property they claimed. The mayor of Imns, where I was stationed, made the most strenuous pro* tedtation of friendship for the Americans and named us 'Amigo' and 'nice Americano.' One day he started, ostensibly, on a business trip to the country. A few days later word was received that the mayor bad been taken by the insurgents. We were informed, however, he had received a commission as Brigadier General in the insurgent army. "Ic is very discouraging to our boys in the far east to have such scandalous rnisstatements made of them ai have been made by Bishop Ryan and his ilk.V We have fresh, one, two and five pound Fruit cakes. Cape Cod cranberries. Apples—Bellefleuer.Rhode island Greenings.Wme Saps, Jona'hans. Sawyer & Reiser, Madison Ride.. Phone IKS. A GENUINE DRIVE -IN-- Our entire stock of KNEE PANTS will be sold at °'lLet Go Prices, Nothing Reserved. All $$ Suits $3.50. [Ml 84.90 and $4 Suits at %, " " " $2. (jo 5j and $2.50 " $2,$ %2, 1.7^, I 50 "$l.2tj, f " #'-25 " 7!^»9< 9.o> Cottonade Suits Cool durable, 60?. The Reason for this, Too Many ot them. I Will be Sold Exactly as Advertised ;un- eon .en- .west id st. - Alton, 111 IFF CITY DAIRY co. "f Second and Henry sts. fe Vr "ln Milk, iJuttor and EJHJB. Orsci •'-"Unite promptly attended to. Telephone No. 3683. & HASTINGS, Hot Chase After Getrge f (setter. Chief of Police Volbracbt had close but fruitless chase Friday afternoon after George Fischer, the waiter who stole a carpet sack fall of clothing from boarders at the hotel a 1 Third and Market streets. The Ohie of Police started to East Alton and while he was on the way one of the police officer s called up the Big Four office at East Alton to warn them o Fischer's theft. Mike Flynn answered the telephone and the policeman asked if a man answering Fischer 1 description bad appeared there. Flyon answered yes, that the man bad ja« set a carpet sack in the station. "Die he have on a blue overcoat?'' asked the policeman. "Yes," said Flynn "A black derby bat?" "Yes" said Flynn. "A new pair of oboes with rubber solee?" persisted the officer Now Mike was looking squarely at man who answered all this description perfectly and iu bia excitement he lost bis presence of mind and excitingly shouted, " Why of coarse; ain't looking at him right now, before me?' Fischer, for it was be, took the cu and broke for the door of the station He make off down the track leaving the carpet sack with most of the stolen property in the depot. Cbie of Police Volbracht was an angry man when he arrived at East Alton and was told of bow Mike Flynn had innocently given Fischer the cue to escape by bis answer through the telephone The clothes in the valise were recovered and restored to the owners last night. The Banker Hill police arrested a man answering Fischer's description last night and he was held until this morning. He had arrived there from East Alton and was strongly suspected with being the guilty man. Died In Its Mother's Arms. Coroner H. J. Bailey was called to Bethalto Saturdayboldan inquest over the infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Thoa. Kelly. Wbon Mrs. Kelly awoke Sat- morniug she noticed that tue infant she held folded in her arms was very cold and still. She was shocked to llud it was tloud and had been dead some time, evidently from suffocation by croup. The infant had been II" with croup and was aleeplng with its mother next to the outside of the bed. Its mouth and throat was illlec a oroupy allmo when the child was found doad. The coroner's jury found a verdict of death from asphyxiation ADMITS HIS OtIILT. hartet Oreen, of West Alton, Stole $80 from Win. Snyder, of the Altonlan. Oherlas Green, ot West Alton, was crested Saturday morning by Chief of 'olice Volbrnoht lor stealing $83 be- onglng to Wm. Bnyder of the terry- boat Altonian. Green admitted his ;uilt and told Chief Volbracht how be ommitted the theft. He was a private In the Tenth infantry at the bat- le at Santiago but was discharged. Seven days ago he re-enlisted for ervlee iu the name regiment, and he wanted to have a good time before envlng home. While the ferryboat ,vas at its dock here December 23, Green saw a roll of money in a locked glass case on the boat. He smashed be glass with bia fist, took the money and left the boat. Chief Volbracht has worked on the case since, and has uepected Green several days. He arrested him and surprised the young man into admitting his guilt. The Green family will probably make up he amount stolen and prosecution will be dropped. The prisoner says le spent the money having a good ime. The Pro Boer Meeting. The meeting called for Friday eve. in the council chamber to make preliminary arrangements for holding a pro-Boer mass meeting fully demonstrated that the movement is Almost entirely a political one. There were present about 32 people, and about one-third of the andience arose and left in a body when a prominent pro- Boer started to make his speech. The withdrawing portion of the andience consisted of ten boys, headed by Gas Orivello, who evidently do not admire oratory of the higher kind. Of the thirty-two present, six were Republicans, by actual count, and four of them had signed the call Not above ten of those who had signed the call for the meeting attended the meeting they had called. Mr. L. Pfeiffenherger was chosen president and made a speech in which be deprecated the so-called "imperialistic" spirit prevailing in the country and advocated the abolishment of a standing army of any kind whatsoever. Mr. W. F. Hoppe was selected as secretary. A committee to draft resolutions was appointed, Dr. T. P. Yerkee, Wm. Armstrong, J. F. McGinnis and L. Pfeiffenberger. A committee to make arrangements for the "big mass meeting" was appointed, Emil Haagen, W. F. Hoppe, J. H. Raible, A. L. Floss, Wm. Bonntag, R. Goss- ran and A. F. Rodgers. A letter was read from Dr. Emil Pretoriue, of St. Louis, expressing sympathy for the Boers, but declining to come to Alton to make an address. WATER WORKS COMPANY ACCtPTS. Will Appoint Commissioners to Meet the City's Commissioners to Fix the Price cf the Water Works System, A letter was received today by Mayor A. W. Young from President C. II. Venuor, of the boston Watei- & Light Co., In which the water com pany acicpts the city's notice of its option to buy the water works system of Alton. The letter was dated at Boston Decenber 28 and was in reply to a letter from the mayor written December 8. In this letter the mayor stated that by a resolution of the City Council dated September 25, 1899, he was authorized to solicit from the Boston Water & Ligbt Co. the price at which the plant was held by the owners, as the city desired to become the Jowoer of it. In his reply Mr. Venner says that the time has passed at which the clr.y, under the original ordinance of November 1876, could buy the plant at its option but that the water works company will waive that point and treat ihe matter as though the city In legally entitled to demand tbe right, under two conditions. Mr. Venner agrees if, within thirty days, tbe city notifies him of tbe appointment ot two apraisers to fix tne value of tbe machinery, pipes, buildings, franchises and materials belonging to the water works company, the Boston Water & Ligbt Company will appoint two appraisers and tbe four will select a fifth appraiser. The conditions imposed are that tbe city will give a statement of its financial condition showing the last equalized assessed valuation of property and the bonded and floating indebtedness of the city to inform the Boston Water & Light Co. whether or not the city has sufficient funds to satisfy the award of tbe appraisers. He aleo asks that the city infom him as to what provisions have been make to pay the appraisement award thirty days after the price is fixed. The second condition is that the city shall pay all the costs of tbe appraisement in case the city shall fail to purchase the plant after the appraisement is made. Mr. venner says be has his doubts as to tbe ability of tbe city to provide funds for purchasing the water works plant and that the bonded indebtedness would be increased above the statutory limit should the city issue bonds to pay for the plant. Mayor Young has tbe matter under advisement and will probably announce hip two appraisers within the next thirty days. Child Found Dead In Bed. The four months' old child of Mrs. Mary Hughes,colored, of North Alton, was found dead in bed Saturday where it had been sleeping with its mother. Deputy Coroner Will Bauer was summoned, v in the absence ol Coroner Bailey, and held his first in quest. He impanelled a jury and took the evidence of the mother. The child bad been HI with a bad cold and death was found to be due to inward spasms, caused by tbe cold. Jofcn Hauler Elected President. John Kunzler has been elected Free ijentof tbe A. F. G. W. U. at Pittsburg, to succeed Wm. Smith. Mr. Kunzler baa been Secretary of tbe union three terms and is said to be the most eeitable man for the bead of the union. Personal. Mr. A. B. Kern plan d has returned from a week's trip to Kansas City. Mies Annie Haycraft, of Plainview is visiting Miss Alice Hurry, in this city. Mr. Otto Krlege, of Warrenton Mo., has been visiting Mr. A. Jacoby, in this city. Mr. Geo. Arkebauer, of Mt. Olive, ia spending a few days with tbe fami ly of John Postlewaite of East Fifth street. Mr. and Thos. Wall work, of Litoh- field, are spending tbe holidays with their daughter, Mrs. John Postlewaite, of East Fifth street. Will Schaef er has received a letter from bis brother, Paul, who is at San Fabian, in the Philippines. Paul has been having an exciting time between the mosquitoes and Filipinos. He had lost track of tbe date but guessed it to he November 12. The letter was sent in an Improvised envelope made from brown paper and was tied with i string. The fixtures for the new office of the American Express Co. arrived Saturday but no one knows when new office will be opened or where. Route Agent Bartol will be here Monday and will then install a new agent in a new office but whom and where no one knows. It is reported Joseph Eartman will be brought here from Muncie, Ind., to be agent. Tbe Woman's Council held its regu- laij meeting Fridayl afternoon with Mrs. Geo. R. Hewitt. After responses to roll call from R. W. Emerson, a symposium on current events was given, each member reading an interesting article, afterward discussing the same. Tbe program was one of the most interesting of tbe season. The next meeting will be January 19 with Mrs. L. M. Laird. Roland Reed, tbe comedian, is ill at a New York hospital with cancer of the stomach. Physicians say he cannot recover. Mr. Reed opened Temple theatre, in this city, ten years ago. J. N. Wilkinson and daughter, Misa Editb, of Emporia, Kansas, and J. J. Wilkinson, of Normal, are visiting Dr. Geo.E. Wilkinson. The Republican "Love Feast." ' The gathering of Republicans at Springfield, on Friday, was probably the largest, and in some respects tbe most remarkable, that baa ever taken place there. There wore many features to make the meeting of this character. In the fir«t place it was not known whether Governor Tanner would be a candidate for re-election, This element ot uncertainty held some candidates in tbe back ground, and made those already announced somewhat indefinite in their piano. Tbe Governor's unqualified refusal to again become a candidate cleared the atmosphere and candidates appeared everywhere for all offices. Tbe speeches were of a nature to inspire harmony and confidence. Of course, under tbe circumstances, Gov. Tinner's address was most interesting. Be unhesitatingly declined to be a candidate for re-election; he did not, and would not be a source of emb-r asemeot to hie party, as he had been told bis nomination would be in Cook county. He believed that the Republican party would win no matter who headed tbe ticket, but he accepted the statements of bis friends and declined further political honors. He paid his respects to the bosses, mugwumps, political leaders, whom, be said constituted a small fraction of the party, and who were in politics for selfish purposes. Many speeches were made, among them Messry Reeves, Yates and Hanecy, all for governor; Lieut, Gov. Nortbcott, who is a candidate for reelection, H. J. Hamlin, who aspires to be Attorney General, and many others. Judge Hanecy'a candidacy for Governor was endorsed unanimously by the Cook county delegation, who say that Cook county will be solid for Judge Hanecy. Cook county's delegation will be 660 members,or about one- third of the entire convention. 8e ator Cullom delivered an address eulogizing President McKinley's administration and the Republican party. Tbe Senator was at his best, and bis words found an enthusiastic response in tbe hearts of tbe great throng. Comptroller Daws delivered an address, chiefly on national topics, finance, expansion, etc., which was looked upon as an outline of tbe administration's policy. Senator Mason was not at the love feast. He probably did the very best thing to remain away, as be is not in sympathy with his party, and it would not have bsen pleasant for him to be there. There are deep regrets that Senator Mason has taken the conroe ne has, and fallen from the high estate in which be was at the time of bis election. There was a bright future tor tbe Senator, but be has oast all to the winds. He is a Republican to the core, but has erred in bis political course to the deep regrets of the entire party. Mrs. Bradish, of Detroit, Wrote Mrs. Pinkham and Tells the Result. [LETTER TO MRS. PINKHAM NO. 82,310] " About two years ago I began to run down and soon became almost a wreck. I lost my appetite and began to lose flesh; my blood was impoverished anc I had to leave our store. " The doctors gave me a little tonic but I steadily grew worse and another doctor. He helped me in some ways, but my headaches continued, anc I began to have night sweats and my rest was so disturbed that I would have hysteria and would cry and worry over business matters and my poor health. "Finally,husband took me South,but with no benefit. This was a year ago no one can ever know what a winter ol misery I spent. Would bloat after eattng and was troubled with pnlpita. tion of heart and whites. Having reuc by happy chance of your medicine, J bought it and wrote for your advice and before having finished the first bottle of LydiaE. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound, the hysterics nearly stoppec and I slept soundly. "I used seven or eight bottles with such benefit that 1 am as healthy as '. can ever remember of being. 1 shnl never cease to sound your praises."— MBS. E. M. liRADisu, 170 Dix AVB. DETROIT, Micii. Mrs. Pinkham's advice is at the free disposal of every idling woman who wishes help. Her address is, Lynn. Mass, Every case is sacredly confidential. Bruno Morgenroth had a close call or Horloua injury Saturday by exp'o- lon of a gasoline lamp he was uamg o thaw out a frozen water pipe in his meat market. The burning fluid >oured over his right hand bttrnlng it everely. Mr. Morgenroth retained bis presence of mind and held on to be lamp. It was taktn from him and )innged into a barrel of water to ex- inguish tbe fianies. The gasoline lotted to the surface of the water and burned, almost firing the build* ng. A fierce fight with the fife for a halt hour finally saved the Masonic Lodge* Ustal Officers. Plusa Lodge and Erwln Lodge A, P, ] and A. M. Friday eve. held their annual installation nf officers, elected aj ew weeks ago. Tbern WBB a full at- ;endance of the members of tbe lodges. Grand Examiner H. T, Eurtrnp officiated an installing officer. At the close of the Installation services the dftsona partook of a banquet at Aiibe's restaurant and bad a very pleasant time. The marriage of Mr. George J. Tan- eny aud Miss Grace MB her, of tit. ,ou B, is announced to take place in ?ebraary. The groom iff the son ot the late Robert P. Tansey, andii President of the St. Louis Transfer Co. Vincent Wardeln DMU uuun awarded the contract for rerrodelmg the Haagen building at Second and Market streets. Work will be started as soon as B. Schieas & Son vacate. CLAX-XA-UAEL HEADY. No Trouble IN Kxperlvd in Maktng an Attack on C'umutu. , New York, Dee. 20.—Relative to the attitude of tlie Irish revolutionary societies toward the gbvumuient of (Si-eat Uritaiu at the present juncture of iifi'.iirs au evening paper quotes an officer of the Clnn-na-Gael as saying: "England t-au only be made to feel liy physical force, and we are now going to give her some Boer treatment. We did intend going out and sinking that first expedition from Canada to south Africa, but thought it better to wait a little. We can mobilize our men without much difficulty for an attack on Canada, aud we are fairly well armed—as well as the United States troops in the Spanish war. Wo have lots of Springfield rifles aud are handy with tlie bayonet. "If it is decided to attack Canada we shall do all iu our power to keep matters so secret as not to embarrass the government uutil we are actually on the border. The French population in Canada would be with us and there are numbers of our own countrymen ready to welcome us. Canada would be an easy mark. We would have tlie Canadian loyalists on the run in a week." • ,. DISBELIEVED IX PARIS. ^' Officials Doubt Anjtlo-Uermuil Treaty Be- Kuriling Portuguese Colonies. Paris, Dec. 'JO.—The publication by the Lokal Anzelger of Berlin of the alleged secret treaty between Germany. Portugal aud Great Britain, providing for the partition of the Portuguese colonies, meets with no cretlenee in official circles here. A foreign ofllce official suid to a representative of the Associated Press that their' advices from Portugal aud Germany left no doubt the publication was hirge- ly Invention. They could, not believe Portugal would sijrn a treaty "strip- plug herself of her colonies iiud so far- reaching and harmful to Portugal." Notwithstanding the denial of tlie French foreign office, it. is believed in other quarters that an agreement between Great Britain and Germany may exist outside of the understanding arrived tit between them this year its an outcome of the negotiations to build a telegraph line connecting Cape Town with Cairo. -_ TRUST COMPANY WILL RESUME. Kd» in (itiiilil anil <• -ill-nil ThoiiiiiK In linrk thf I'rmlucf. Kxrlituiifr. New York. Dec. 20.—The Produce Kxeh.-tnge Trust company, which suspended payments Dec. IS, will open Its doors and resume business Wednesday morning .Ian. 10. IIKKJ. Thi^s was made possible by Hdwlu Gould aud General Samuel Thomas- advancing ff-i.ritin.otHi. each subscribing half, to enable ihe company to pay its depositors. JOdwin Gould was elected president of the company and General Thomas first vice president. Thomas A. Mclu- tyre withdrew from all management of the company by resigning as a vice president. A meeting of the special committee, of which Ktlwlii Gould is president, wns held early In the afternoon. At this messages passed between him and General Thomas, which established a policy of mutual aid and confidence, and upset rumors of strife between them. A Happy and Prosperous New Year To all our Friends and Patrons. Don't forget that we wiil be better prepared ,n ,900 than ever before to meetyou.-wants. Our stock will comprise the products of only the very best manufacturers and our prices and treatment will be the best. For immediate wear we still show a good assortment of Overcoats, Gloves and Underwear. H (el. 166. The Clothier, 117 w - Third^st

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