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Jiiury 14, lift.)! ALT6N, IfcL., TUESDAY, DEC. 13, 1898. TEN CENTS PER WRttK Give the People a Chance to Patronize You-You Can't Exjiect them to Come to Your Store Until They're Asked. Try the Telegraph. in Carpets, just the latest thingf^ifihd th6 prettiest to be had. gs of ait kjnds, Linoleums, OihCloths and .alnas^ Sels'ojiable household goods we can i*h0w. Or'jdefs for Carpets should be sent in at once to insure p|rompt delivery. A. J. ITOWELL, 'third Street Licensed >. i iij. i i ,' , 1 . , .•:.. . O«MnU Superitttaadcnl tod Mectwilc*! Draag human. f at, I w'T]«i«emt« irawtnci tai ipMlfiatttoni «nd awk* »t>pUo»Uotu t»r patent**, w. THIRD STREET, Thint pic«r. PireHftd W^ter-Proof -sal MATERIALS JOttti M. SBLkBRS, of r i Louis, hu'UMr root* .biUMI _outt«rn Hotel, K»ir«ga«s«' Hou», I . Tbt obetpwt u< b«t Wofi .T.r pa ot DfoptpoittlteWMdlw E * i/^ • V KKAT A V* flX" . C. MACK, Coraer~Sbit>lds»atlBoxM*l5freeit» Alter T. W. BURGESS, ; Best Brands' Staple; and, Fancy Groceries, ^Fruits, Vegetables, Buckwheat, jPancake Flour, Maple Sap, Fresh Oysters, Celery, Fresh "Bread, Fancy Butter, Flour, Pure ~ pices, Fine Teas and Coffees, etc. IPireiB ^peHv0i7 to any • Part of the City. ! it is not claimed that Tar will cure STHMA in atd- vanced stages, it holds out no such Mse*h€p;s, *But iDcWs truthfully claim" ^o 1 alwiays give comfort and relief irf tfteWrftotffct cases and in the" early stages to effect a cure. Forliueliy E; ; M*rth and S. H^Wyss. &/i m Now is the time to Subscribe Year, - *4 oo l6 Cents a Copy WEEKLY during 1899 will contain complete, concise, and accurate accounts of all noteworthy and interesting occurrences a^they transpire in our own and in foreign lands. Eminent men of letters and distm- ; guished artists will contribute to its columns, and its ; readers will have the most impartial and the best , PICTORIAL HISTORY OF THE YEAR During 1899 HARPER'S WEEKLY will be especial|y rich in fiction, containing serial stories from the mm of H. O. W«1U, author of "The W»r of the Worlds"; "The Conspirators," by Robert W. Chambers; a romance of De Solo's last voyage, by B, 8. Van Zlto, and short fiction by authors of international fame. Articles by special correspondents In our new possessions — Manila, Honolulu, Cuba, and Puerto Rico, with other interesting matter, will fill the space left by contemporary events. flrial Subscription, Four Weeks 25c. HARPER * BROTHERS Hoar and Hale Present Resolu. tlons In Senate. BILL TO REDEEM THE MAINE. Wanu the itattlaihlp Hailed •nd Drought lUofc to the United Stutei— tteiolutlon br Hair Looking to the Discharge of Volunteer! In Certain Ca«ei— Oenera.1 Miles Before the Home Committee on Military Affair*, Washington, Dec, 13.—In the senate Hoar and Hale presented resolutions of citizens of their mates remonstrating against the extension of American sovereignty over the Philippine Islands and against the acquisition of foreign territory without the consent of the people of such territory. The resolutions were referred to the committee on foreign relations. Pettlgrew Introduced a bill authorizing A. A. Bartlett to raise the battleship Maine and transport It to the United States. Hoar Introduced a resolution for a committee to prepare and carry out plans for tha celebration of the centennial of the city of Washington as capital of the United States. For Relief of Volunteer*, Hoar Introduced also the following resolution: "That the committee on military be Instructed to Inquire and report a» soon as may be, whether some policy may not be established by law by which soldiers In the regular army who have families or parents depending on them for support, or whose education or opportunities for business will be eerously Interfered with by longer continuance In the military service, and who enlisted for the war, or under assurances that they would be held only while the war lasted, may be promptly discharged and: their, places, so far as necessary, be filled by new recruits." Vent then called up bin resolution offered last week declaring the constitution confers no power on the federal government to acquire territory to be held and governed permanently as colonies and addressed the senate thereon. The Nicaragua canal bill was taken up In the senate, Morgan took the floor to make a speech In support of It. House Proo-etlluffft. Frank A. McLaln, who was elected to fill the vacancy caused by the death of the late Representative Love of Mississippi, took the oath. Grout of Vermont reported the District of Columbia appropriation bill and gave notice that he would call it up next day. The house then under the rules proceeded with District of Columbia business. ARMY REORGANIZATION. General Miles Appears Before the House Military Committee. Washington, Dec. 13.—Major General lilies appeared before the house committee on military affairs for a hearing relative to the proposed reorganization and Increase of the army. Two bills for this purpose are pending, one drawn by General Miles and Introduced In the senate as the Hawley bill and another Introduced In the house by Chairman Hull of the military committee. At the outset General Miles addressed himself to the general need of Increasing the army without reference to either bill. He said he had always favored the establishment of a fixed standard for the army. The experience of the last year, he said, had demonstrated that our present military establishment'was inadequate to maintain our position as a first-class power. It was necessary now to consider both our military requirements at home and those In our new colonial dependencies abroad, and also the rapidly Increasing demands made by our seacoast fortifications. The latter, as far as completed, required some 185 batteries of artillery, and when the entire Increase In coast defenses was completed 365 batteries will be required. The war with Spain has shown pretty clearly how many men would be required, General Miles said. The war had required 62.000 men for actual field operations at various points. Of these 22,000 men *-ent to Manila. 20,000 to Cuba and 10.000 to Porto Rico. These were men actually In the presence of the hostile enemy. Since then there had been reinforcements for garrison and other purposes. At the same time the general pointed out the necessities at home must not be overlooked, the entire frontlei had been stripped of troops during the late war, and complaints were coming in that the lives, families and property of those along the frontier were Jeopardized by this condition. In particular there were fears of an outbreak In the Sioux country because of the absence of troops. It was not desirable, therefore, to so withdraw our force* from the frontier as to leave them defenseless or to Invite disorder. These considerations, said General Miles, had led him to recommend a standard of one soldier for 1,000 population at home, with native troops on a basis of two native soldiers for every 1,000 population. Ready to I'ay for the Philippines. Washington. Dec. 13.—It has been claimed that an extra session of congress would be netessary to provide an appropriation for the payment of the $20.000,000 Indemnity to Spain, as the treaty of peace probably would not be ratified by the senate In time to allow the house to act before the expiration of congress. The house controls Uncle Barn's purse, and all appropriations must originate In that branch of congress. One of the leaders said that the Republicans of the house were In thorough accord with the president on the payment of this sum. and to obviate the necessity of an extra session of congress for thai purpose alone would make the appropriation before the treaty Is ratified, but with a proviso that If by any chance the treaty falli of ratification the funds authorized would go back Into the treasury. No liriluiillMii of Wur Taxes. > Washington, Dee. 13.—Chairman Dingley of the ways and means committee In talking of the probable expenses and revenues of the government under th« new conditions since the war, said: "There will be no reduction of the war taxes before next winter at the tTOMMa • Arnica oaw«. The bert salve In dbe world lor onto, • hnUMDt tore*. ido«», salt rbenna, to- v«r wrM, tetitor o)m>P«d iuwd«, obll- bMai, oonw. Mid oil ikln ernpUoiu, „ _„ eruption!, .., OVM pilot, or no pay ,_ If.to gniinwtwHl »o give irtStt MtiWuMm, or money r*ftu:fl- •d, PrWSoiintipirbox. For wli 1. Mwrih. Alton and Upper Alton Dr. B. D*M*Pn> A«tl-Diur«lc r, bo worth to yon more than $100 iryou hftve "oilfd who oolla bedding * "-.ens* of water .durlnji young alike, n RoVAL Baking Powder Made from pure cream ol tartar. Safeguards the food against alum* Atom baking powdm arc tbegittiat of the picacist d&y« earliest. Within two years our pres-. ent revenues will meet our expenses. Our dependencies will be practically lelf-supportlng by 1900. Expansion will not materially Increase our permanent expenses. An isthmian canal will be open for commerce within ten years." Jmlge felinivultcfa SiiL'r''»«or. Washington, Dec. 13.—Chicago men In official life uoileve Judge Gn.s=cup will be transferred from the federal district bench to 1111 the vacancy on the circuit bench caused by tin; death of Judge Show-alter. Applications for the vacant district judgshlp are pouring In already upon the eenators and members. This congress, It Is believed, will create an additional district judgship and two appointments are likely to be made for the federal bench In Chicago during the next few months. Land Office Decision. Washington, Dec. 13.—Bllger Hcr- mnnn, commissioner of the general land office, In a decision rendered, holds that Mission Islands and a small Island located just southeast thereof in San Francisco bay are a part of the public domain, and in accordance therewith President McKlnley In a few days will Issue an executive order reserving both islands as a coaling station for the use of the navy. CROPS IN MICHIGAN. Fine Growing Weather Has Prevailed Throughout the Fall. Lansing, Dec. 13.—The average condition of wheat in the state Dec. 1 was 100, comparison being with average years. The percentages by sections are as follows: Southern counties 101. central 97, and northern 98. One year ago the percentage for the state was 88, southern counties 84, central 91, and northern 101. Fine growing weather prevailed nearly all the fall, and wheat has made unusual fall growth, but correspondents very generally report the plant looking yellow at the time snow came, and are not certain as to the cause. A large proportion believe It due to insects, principally Hessian fly, and others to excessively wet weather. The ground has been lightly covered with snow much of the time since about the middle of November. The total number of bushels of wheat reported marketed by farmers since the November report was published is 1,864,611, and In the four months, August, September, October and November, 7,830,566. This is 168,260 bushels more than reported marketed in the same months last year. Fall pasture was remarkably good until late In the season. In answer to the question regarding fall pasture 422 correspondents report "good," 171 "average," and only 43 "poor." The condition of live stock is practically a full average. The figures are: horses and cattle, 97; sheep, 98, and swine, 96. In answer to the question, "Are there any diseases prevalent among live stock?" sixty-two correspondents In the state answer "yes," and 533 "no." Tlie Michigan Seuutorithlp. Grand Rapids, Mich., Dec. 13.—The senatorial campaign is being vigorously pushed, but work on both sides is being quietly done, with little horn- blowing and na brass bands. The legislature on Joint ballot will stand 120 Kepubllcans and twelve Democrats, and It will require sixty-seven votes to elect. Senator Burrows claims to have eighty-nine sure votes, and his campaign managers Insist that It will be Impossible to break this line, and that his re-election Is certain. The only candidate In the field aga'.nst Burrows thus far is Albert Pack, the Alpena and Detroit millionaire. Object to Cougregtiiuan Roberta. Philadelphia, Dec. 13.—The Presbyterian Woman's Home Missionary society has appointed a delegate to go to Washington to speak for them in behalf of the rejection of Brlgham H. Roberts, congressman-elect from Utah. The Presbyterian and Methodist preachers have also appointed delegates to represent them on the same question and also argue In favor of the anti-canteen bill and against the proposed repeal o.f prohibition in Alaska. These subjects will come up for discussion at the convention In Washington. nlujrowiius Did Not Appear. Cleveland. O., Dec. 13.—Ex-Mayor Frank Magowan and his wife did not appear In the criminal court when their case was called upon the charge of child stealing. Attorney W. P. Hackney, representing the Mugowans, read a telegram from Mn. Magowan's physician In Toronto, saying she was too 111 to travel, and that Magowan was unable to come owing to his wife Illness. The hearing was then proceeded with, the plea of abatement being argued at length. <yulciU Work with Gram Itoliltam. Kansas City, Dec. 13.—Two men stole the body of a colored girl from Woodlawn cemetery, Kansas City, Kan., disposed of the remains for }-0 at the University Medical college, this city, were arrested and the corpse recovered by the police within two hours' time. One of the grave robbers was a white man of the name of Perry, the other a negro, Joe Mul.aln. T. B. Carter, janitor at the college was also arrested, charged with '^'i^^rc^Wed the body. Kl-Cu.liHir Slcel found Guilty. Philadelphia, Dec. 13.—W. A. Steele, formerly cashier of the collapsed Cheat- nut Hli'tet National bunk, wan found guilty by a jury In the United States district court. Su-ele wan charged with aiding and abetting the lute William M. gingerly, president of the bank, In misapplying the funds of the Institution and making false reports to the comptroller of the currency. ^ V».« tMiiii.i! at Wales IB sold to have approved the proposed monument to Oeorge Washington In Westminster abbey. i*wt, Alton Dr.Bull's Huuved many » mtlf***. IM .l* Hu uv«d many » Illy cw*» " aSSyrup. wayirelyonit. lib It. Pewi «• inuU, Ptlw25«oti. JlK MS F' Thousands of People Witness the General's Departure. SAILS ON TIUXSFOUT PANAMA. Oenernl Lee Will E>tut>l!nh Headquarter! an Murlnnno at Flint and E«pecl« la Enter IlnvHim About JBII, I — Death at Washington nt the C'tibnn 1'ntrlol, General Garcia -I'Hll or lite gp»nMi I'rotent Added to (lie Trrntjr of Pencfl, Washington, Dec. 13.—With countless colors flying from the mapls of every vcsFcel In port and amidst the almost continuous blasts of siren whistles, the transport Panama, captured from the Spaniards, bore General Fltzhugh Lee, his staff, and headquarters to sea on THE PANAMA. the way to Marianao, Cuba, where the entire Seventh army corps will be camped within the next three weeks. Ten thousand people lined the five miles of wharves when the Panama sailed down the river, and to General Lee and his officers, who stood above the cabin, there were many shouts of farewell and godspeed. One of the siren whistles on the tug Cynthia, which heralded the channel, was taken from the sunken (Spanish battleship Almirante Oquendo. JWIIl lintcr HnvRna Jan. 1. General Lee said before embarking that he would establish his headqvar- ters for the present at Marianao, seven miles west from Havana. "I think we will so Into the city about Jan. J." he said, "as that Is the date fixed for the raising of the American flag over Morro. The headquarters of the Seventh army corps will then be moved there. The corps will be moved to Cuba as rapidly as possible, and I expect to have all my men In camp there before Jan. I." General Lee expects to have 20,000 men under him by Jan. 1. He has recommended that in the future the transport Michigan be used only as an animal transport. GENERAL GARCIA DEAD. Noted Cuban Patriot Passes Away In Washington. Washington, Dec. 13.-£teneral Callx- to Garcia, who escaped oOTlh In many battles In Cuba, and upon whose head Spain often placed a price, died at the Raleigh hotel. He was one of the Cuban delegates who came to Washington to discuss plans for the future government of the Island. General Garcia was one of the- great leaders of the Cubans In their rebellion. In 1896 he was placed In command of the army of the east, and such was his reputation as a soldier and such his success that the province of Santiago de Cuba was regarded as the best place for the landing of American troops even before Admiral Cervera took his fleet Into the harbor of Santiago and made It necessary that the point of attack should be there. The old soldier took a severe cold when he came north, and this developed Into pneumonia. He lived to learn that the peace treaty had been signed. The Cubans In Washington regard his death as an Irreparable loss. He was most friendly to the United States, and believed that Cuba would ultimately seek annexation as the best method of securing a liberal and stable government on the basis of home rule. The passing away of the noted Cuban warrior was so sudden that his death has not yet been fully realized, even by those who were constantly In attendance. The pathos of the ending of his remarkable career has almost rendered them Incapable of appreciating the dramatic climax of his eventful life. The news spread rapidly throughout the city. President McKlnley sent a letter to General Garcla's son, conveying an expression of warmest sympathy. Secretary Hay sent a similar letter, while Senators Proctor, Chandler and many others called to pay their respects. The members of the legation and the committee, dressed In deepest mourning, gathered to receive the callers In the hall near the room In which the corpse lay. When captured once by the Span- lards and despairing of life, and fear- Ing treatment to which death would be a relief. 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You will receive a prompti^-JtJSg."^ ATErt . Lowell, Mui. his chin the muzzle of his revolve*, pointing It upward, and pulled the trigger. The heavy bullet went crashing through his head, and came out directly above the nose, and between the eyes. The fact that he could survive such a terrible wound marked him as a man reserved for great deeds. Sentry Kills a Soldier. Newport News. Va., Dec. 13.—Henry Reffett, private, company 1, First Kentucky regiment, was killed and Henry C. Brehme, private, company B, of the same regiment, was seriously wounded by a sentinel who was stationed at the gang plank of the transport Berlin, which brought the regiment from Porto Rico. The men started to board the transport, but did not have a pass. They Ignored the Injunction of the sentry to stop and when they attempted to pass him he struck each of them over the head with his bayonet. Reffett's skull was fractured and he died three hours later. Brehme was transferred to the hospital. He will recover. Colonel llrynn Rcsigna. Wellington, Dec. 13.—All doubt respecting the Intentions of Colonel •William Jennings Bryan have been removed by the receipt by the war department of a telegram received from him stating that he had mailed his resignation of his commission as a colonel of volunteers and that It was approved by the division and corps commanders. The war department, of course, cannot act upon the resignation until It comes formally to hand, but there can be no doubt of Its acceptance. It Is supposed at the war department that the llenten- nnt colonel of Colonel Bryan's regiment will succeed him In the colonelcy. Bnltcil Stilton Troop* Kilter Havana, Havana, Dec. 13.—The Two Hundred and Second New York regiment began to land at 6 o'clock In the morning and at 10 o'clock a colurim about 1,000 strong marched from the San Jose wharf to the Christina railroad station. The troops were led by Colonel Seyburn and Major Abbot, the regimental band playing simple marching nlrs. The color sergeants bore the slurs and Btrlpcs and the blue and gold banner of the stall; of New York. Oc' iii-nil Itlvtirn In New Vurk. New York, Dec. 13.—Oeneral J. Huls Rivera, the Cuban general recently liberated by the Spanish government from CYuta, was u jinssenKer by the steamer l.;i C'hfimpuene from Havre, which luis arrived hei-e. General Rivera hoard :it quarantine of the death of General Garcia, anil was deeply grieved at the news. Rlvi-ra had a strong regard for General (jarclu, but had not met him for eighteen years. Itltuutii's Siicri'tMir InjurtMl. Havana, Dec. 13.—Willie- Captain General CuHtellnnris wua In his bedroom the roof fell In anil wounded liim on both shoulders. Hie breast and face. Ills orderly was also wounded In the face. _ To Carry Spiuilhlt Tr«n|ts. Tii'rlln, Dec. 13.—The North German Lloyd steinner Stuttgart has been chartered to repatriate Spanish troops in Cuba. For Rats, Mice, Roaches, and Other Vermin. IT'S A KILLER. 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Also a handsome line of Men's Furnishings In Latest Styles. 203 West Third Street, J. Bauer & Sons b FURNITURE, Undertakers and Embalmers. Second Street. Opposite City Hall. Alton, III. Electric Power. We are prepared to contract for Electric Power 41 L^ fates. If you know of any manufactrer who s seeking lo- I ation ask him to correspond with us. Electric Motors can be used for running Elevators; jperatingall kinds of machinery; pumping water; in fact *| my mechanical application. Call on us for Electric Incandescent Lights, Telephone 93. 'BREVITY IS THE SOUL OF WIT." GOOD ^ WIFE, YOU NEED SAPOLIO.