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002 I5LAHD, UJ. TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 1838.
FBIOB TZXBE3 CZ3T3.
ABOUT READY TO STRIKE
Than any stock in the
three cities. Every de
partment is complete
with the best things
produced in their re
Vital Moment Approaches in the Cuban Situation as Far as
America is Concerned.
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CONGRESS FORMALLY COMPLETES ITS DUTY THIS MORNING
Executive Busy With the
Washington, April 19.-Congress has completed its duty as far as Cuban intervention is con
cerned. The resolutions adopted last night have been signed by the presiding officer of each branch
and are back at the "White House, to which the responsibility has been again transferred.
Waihlogton, April 19. 8pesker
Reed signed the Cuban resolutions
The resolutions were then taken to
the senate, where the signature of Vice
President Hobart was attached at
13:33. It was tent immediately to
the White House. The house ad
journed at 12:30.
The cabinet adjourned till 3:30.
The Cuban resolutions will not be
signed by the president until the
ultimatum to Spain Is prepared for
signature. The , two will be
made practically one act and signed
simultaneously. The Spanish min
ister, Polo, will bsgln his departure
from the United States as soon as
notified that the Ccban resolutions
Owing to the complex wording of
the resolutions, it is said It will
make a matter ef some difficulty to
frame the ultimatum to cover the
points satisfactorily, though It took
but a few moments for the cabinet to
decide that the ultimatum will be
sent. The president favors giving
Spain two or three days to comply.
In view of his opinion, we would be
in better shape to enforce the de
mand then than now. As the house
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ujuuruau mi luiuonuw, iuv icbuiu-
tions and ultimatum will probably
not be signed by McKinley before
late tonight or Wednesday forenoon.
In the senate Hawley introduced a
bill to Increase the military strength
of the country in accordance with the
wishes of the war department.
Will Soma Oo Gag alletf
The sundry civil bill was taken cp
alter Allen offered a resolution recog
nizing Cuban independence.
Plans are being matured between
the war department and the com
mittees of the house looking to the
plaoing of 200.000 men at the presi
dent's disposal on short notice, in
cluding the regulars, 100.000 militia
and 60,000 volunteers.
Cuba Will Really Cooperate.
New York, April 19. The Cuban
junta gave out a statement of the
attitude of the Cuban republio tow
ard the United States in view of the
resolutions passed by congress Isst
night. It says the resolutions are
tantamount to a recognition of the
republio, as the Cubans acknowledge
allegiance only to a republio. Should
foroible intervention be necessary,
there will be the most complete co
operation by the Cuban government
and army to aid in (spelling a com
Uaooa's Spaach to lb Coitaa.
Madrid, April 19. It Is claimed
the queen's speech in opening the
cortes will state that Spain prefers
war rather than to yield to American
demands. It is cflicielly announced
that negotiations . are proceeding
with the Cubans in regard to further
Troop la tha National Capital.
Washington, April 19. Foar
troops of the Sixth cuvilry from Fort
Myer passed through the city early
this morning on their way to Chicks
maoga. I bey passed in review be
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Ultimatum to Accompany
Act Until a Late Hour.
fore Gen. Miles and Secretary Alger,
and were greeted by crowds along
la Spain's Domain.
Madrid, April 19. The general be
lief is that the joint resolutions
make war inevitable. Sagasta had a
long conference with the queen this
Havana, April 19. All is quiet
Business is almost paralyzed.
Movament or Troopa.
Chicago, April 19. The regular
army began the movement toward
the mobilizing points south from all
parts of the country today. Troops
carry 33 days' rations and ammuni
tion. Qnaoaoy It Philosophical.
Berlin, April 19. Germany con
siders mediation worse than useless.
The American military and naval
attaches at Vienna and, St. Peters
burg have been called home.
Jolnad the Spanish Bqnadroa.
St. Vincent, Cape Verde Islands,
April 19. The Spanish cruisers Viz.
csya and Almirante Oqsendo arrived
at noon from Porto Rioo.
Urgant Or Jars f or tha Topaka.
Falmouth, April 19. The cruiser
Topeka received urgent orders to
sail without waiting for the torpedo
boat Sommers, which is undergoing
SIC ARD BAYS THESOONERTHE BET EB
Bttlrad Boat Admiral speak of tho Free
ont risotto Outlook.
St. Augustine, Fla., April 19.
Rear Admiral Sicard, of the United
States navy, who was recently re.
lieved from duty on acoount of ill
health, but who has been recalled to
Washington by Secretary Long, is
enroute there. To a friend on the
train he stated that war was inevila
ble now, and that the sooner it came
the better, as the navy was never in
better trim, and the men and offioers
were full of enthusiasm and burning
to avenge their dead comrades
The signal. 'Remember the Maine,'"
said the admiral with feeling, "will
go down In history as memorable as
Nelson's at Trafalgar." He thought
that Cuba would be easily captured,
and that the war would not be along
one. The delay was exasperating to
the o (Beers and men, now strung up
to a high pitch. Delay would give
Spain a chance to get in better shape.
MARES CATT. I'llILIP WEARY.
That Story of III Crew I'slng the Spanish
Flag to Tramp On.
Old Point Comfort, Va., April 19.
Captain Fhllip, of the battleship Texas,
is angry over a newspaper publication
that the men of the Texas took the
Spanish flag for use as a dressing to
one of the companlonways of the ship,
so that It would be walked over in go
ing down. The fact of the matter is
that because some distinguished guests
were c-'iui'ng aboard the men were or
dered U dress a companionway, which
they did by putting up a few signal
Tags as covers to the steps. Captain
Fhilip said: "The story is outrageous.
We ate men of a little common sense,
and are not doing ridiculous and non
sensical things. If war was declared
tomorrow we would not offer any such
InMilt to the Spanish flag."
The Minneapolis had a broken valve
in her steam steering gear but it has
been repaired. All of the ships of the
suqudYon had calls to quarters yester
day morning, and cleared their decks
for action. The heavy work of clearing
the decks and preparing for firing was
cone so quickly as to surprise even
Commodore Schley. All the ships re
ported clear and ready to fire in fifteen
minutes. Clearing includes the removal
of everything that is destructible, or in
the way of the guns, and the closing of
VIEWS OF SIR CHARLES D1LKE.
Thinks It's Vnrle Sam's Came So Matte
How It Starts.
London, April 19. Cir Charles Dllke,
member of parliament, is quoted in an
interview on the Spanish-American
crisis as expressing the opinion that
the two opposing fleets are about even
ly balanced, and that therefore the de
cisive action will be fought at sea. "If,
said Sir Charles, "the Americans win
the war will be over. If Spain wins it
wUi.ba tha besinnlax of a long struggle
the Same and May Not
wElch must" er3 13 the crushing' aereat
of Spain." Continuing, Sir Charles
ridiculed the idea of the Spaniards shell
ing cities, pointing out that it would be
no advantage to Spain for her to do so.
Sir Charles then expressed the opinion
that both sides should be allowed access
to British coaling stations, allowing
twenty-four hours to elapse between
the departure of the nations ships and
the arrival of their enemy to coal. He
also said that he anticipated considera
ble trouble from the chaotic state of in
Getting Ready on the Canarlea.
Teneriffe, Canary Islands, April 19.
Spanish authorities here have acquired
all the principal warehouses at this
place and at the Grand Canary for the
acommodation of large reinforcement
of troops expected here and to hold the
stores which are about due to arrive
here. Even the churches are to be used
for military purposes and the strength
of the fortifications Is being increased.
Work on the latter has been in progress
for some time past, and heavy guns
have Just been mounted at the Island
battery, which is situated on a prom
ontory commanding the town and har
bors. At Lea Palmas large quantities
of grain have been amassed and more
cargoes are on their way here. About
6,000 additional troops are expected
here, and it Is said that a similar num
ber of men will In all probability be sent
to the Grand Canary.
Europe Blakea Despairing Effort.
London, April 19. The Madrid corre
spondent of The Times, telegraphing
yesterday, says: "It Is known in diplo-
matlc circles here that European di
plomacy is making a despairing effort
to preserve peace, but nothing is ex
pected of it among those whose political
forecasts are worth serious considers
tlon. I cannot find any one in such
quarters sanguine enough to believe
that a pacific solution is still possible."
Grave News from Malaga.
London, April 19. A dispatch to The
Daily Telegraph from Gibraltar, dated
Monday, says a telegram received there
from Malaga reports a resumption of
the riots at Malaga on Monday, that
the American consul's negro servant
was killed and persons in the crowd
Indorsed for Congress,
Galesburg, Ills., April 19. Republicans
of Knox county in convention yester
day indorsed G. W. Prince, of Gales
burg. for renomlnation to congress in
the Tenth district, and G. L. Stephen
son, of Oneida, for state representative
in the Twenty-ninth district. Resolu
tions were passed commending McKin-
Records on the Ball Field.
Chicago, April 19. Following are the
scores made by League base ball clubs
yesterday: At New York Boston 2,
New York 8; at Philadelphia Brooklyn
3. Philadelphia 13: at St Louis Wet
grounds; at Louisville Pittsburg 7,
Louisville 2; at Washington Baltimore
9, Washington 0.
Suicide for No Known Reason.
Elkhorn, Wis., April 19. Philip H.
Labundy, a plumber and prominent
dealer in wind mills, was round in a
woodshed, shot in the head with a re
volver. It was undoubtedly a case of
suicide. No known reason exists for the
Given Leave to ngnt for Year.
Washington, ApriU9. SecretaryGage
has issued a circular in which he states
that any officer, clerk or emrloy under
the treasury department desires to
leave the service temporarily to engage
in the military service in the event of
war, he may be reinstated at any time
within one year.
The Earth Not Enough.
Old Scrooge Does a man's lawful
title to his real estate extend tip to the
sky as well as down to the center of the
Old Scrooge Then as soon as they
get these new airships in running order
I'm going to put up a tailgate on the
patch of sky over my house and collect
from every balloonatio that trespasses.
' " Woman, " the orator ehoutyd, "once
her feet are on the path of progress,
will go straight on."
And the unvocalized words of the
thought wave that ran through the vast
"Will her bat?" Cincinnati En
While I was resting today in the park
my hair was cut off by an unknown
person. All persons are warned against
buying it Bans Adolar, Poet and Com
poser. Fhegende Blatter.
DINING CHAIRS solid -ya-Oak,
long post, brace arm, I Hp
Cane Seat, only l WU
IRON BEDS brass
Ft EXTENSION TA
BLES nicely fin
ished, this week
Money saving prices
prevail. Special ad
vantages and induce
ments for complete
824 326-328 Brady Street, Davenport
As It Developed In the Life of Joaquin Crea-
po, J uxt Decerned.
New Tork, April 19. A special from
Caracas, Vcnefuela, to The Kvening
World, says that President Joaquin
Crespo, of Venezuela, was killed In bat
tle with Hernandez, the leader of the
rebel forces, last Friday.
Joaquin Crespo was a very picturesque
figure in modern history. The story of
his rise is characteristic and descrip
tive of the country he governed. He
was a half-breed Indian. He was a
division commander in the army at 30,
and during Guzman Blanco's struggle
for power was his most valuable and
valued assistant. When Blanco became
president at last Crespo was made head
of the army.
For many years Crespo remained
faithful to Blanco, but when his mas
ter put him into the president's chair
to hold office as his creature during the
alternate term when by the constitu
tion Blanco himself was compelled to
remain officially non-regnant Crcspo,
liking the office, wished to become a
candidate for a second term. Guzman
refused, and on the inauguration of Dr.
Juan Pablo Rojas Paul. Crespo issued
a pronunciamento and declared a rev
The first revolution was a failure and
Crespo fled to the little Island of Cure
coa. But he returned afterward, and
was successful after an Interval of 1m
prisonment, and since then he had oc
cupied the presidential chair. In the
autumn of 1S93 after a year of bloody
warfare he captured Caracas, pro
claimed himself dictator and was for
mally elected president for a term of
four years, beginning with February.
1894. This, in brief, is the history of
Bact Sugar Flant In TVitcomln.
Black River Falls, Wis., April 19.
The Northwestern Beet Sugar compan?
has secured another extension on its
option on the 25,000 acres of Jai kson
county lands. This extension will car
ry tr deai along until Oct. 15. when
tne company hopes to be able to begin
operation In the way of construction of
the 400-ton factory at Merrillan.
Suicided on tbo Grave of Her Son.
Grand Rapids, MUh.. April 19. Th
body of Sirs. Johanna Iiis'-how, aged u
years, was found on the grave in the
Grandviile village cemetery of her fa-
vorite eon, who died six years ago. She
had committed suicide by taking poison.
On her person was f.und $;100 in cer
tificates of deposit and cash.
Chicago Civil Service Law I, Good.
Washington. April 19. The supreme
court has dismissed the appeal In the
cata involving the validity of the Chi
cago civil service laws. The refusal of
the federal court to entertain the apnea!
means the end of the fight against the
operation of the merit law at Chicago.
Tbe first mention of the pipe organ in
history is in connection with Solomon's
temple, where there was an organ with
The languor so common at this
season is due to impoverished blood
Hooa s barssparina cures it by en
riCBing toe biooo.
Special in Men's All Wool Suits. 200 Wool Suits, well
made and trimmed, made to sell for $7J0. We were
in the eastern market when one of the largest clothing
manufacturers needed money badly we hid the money
and bought them so we can sell them for
This lot is in Brown Checks, Plaids, etc. French Faced and
Piped. Good fitters. Don't take our word for it, but come
and see for yourself.
m AT THE
lAPrice-BreaKing Special Salel
TTTE PLACE ON SALE for 10 days the greatest Dress Goods and Silk val
v ues ever offered at this time of the year. Briefly stating the situation its
this we have purchased too heavily in these departments and the immense busi
ness done in our ready-to-wear dress department makes the fact evident (only too
plainly) that we over-stocked on yard goods that's simply the size of it.
HENCE THE REMEDYTHESE rillCESs
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1H. I I rtrecc ftnnrtc I I Siltc I I Amiinrl Ha C I I lC
I I ivw wvvutf. I I " I i niVUIIU 1Mb WlUICi I I J
50 Per Cent and Less on
40plccci of Ulnclt and Colored Press
consist iniroi uu ami part wool
goods, Juniestown, Nov til im, 45
inch Henrici las, Jaequanls. Ilpx-ade
Novrliiirs, llei.e, Hluck and WliiU.
Novelties. ?mkL which werctHiled al
from 2Sc to hOc a yard, choice while
thev last, during this sale, 1C
per yard "
All wool Drexs tJoods, color Marks,
INinltm. Checks. Kave Cords. Henri
etta. Serves Novelty Suiting
tailor made trolls. We retailed these
(fxxls from 7&c to Wc a yard, choice
while they last during sale, per A On
35 pieces Press fioocs, consist intr of Silic
and Wool Novel! its. 46 Inch Cheviot
Checks in bUck, blue and brown
efT.fis, Mack, plain and njrured roods,
S4-ineh Houvette eflect. fcMnch Uiumi.
ea'ed Mosomettas.l'arislan Novell it-s,
M inch Victoria Cords, Jacuuard .Nov
elties. Goods we retailed for from l
to'l.S a yard, choice clurinr this
whihs they last, for icr
THE BOLDEST SLASH YET!
Of Dress Goods and Silks, Com
mencing Tuesday, April 18,
The best ST In wide Taffetas for, DTIm
per yard OI;l
5 pieces India Silks, 6Src wade, f Q.
aalc price per yard "r7l
$ pieces Satin I)ucbev.? I B valile OQs
pur yard ,.Oa6
i pieces fancy t and S toned fancy vtr
city Silks, the newest creation OQ.
tl values, T yard ............. ..O J ti
Bicycle Suits, Etc.
Our Ilievcle SI: Irts come in three dif
ferent at vies. The Circular, Lntbied
See our Inrire line of P.lcvcle Suits wnd
Skirt. lTiccs from HH J J J gQ
Paris Pattern Suits.
Every Pr.t'ern mitt marked at from S
per cent to VI per cent discount. Tnev
conclude the aaeUent lninr oitowa
The fact that these price are triade
while tbe season r yet younir, this sale
will lie the most appreclatca by Inter,
k HARNED 6 VON MAUR.
Around the Store.
Hemstitched Bleached Pillow 1C
casn, luc each, or I fur........ aVtib
K14fllccbd, be turned kbetrta QA.
Printed laan ej i
per yard Ct
KiFiired Silkolim-s fr - a yard, C
iu I4uc, yellow ami piuk rratle. 3C
Yi Inch d.rttcd Swissera f flf
Ist yard ...... ...... ...... ....... itw
Window sliades with tilt urea 7
Ijicc Curtains wlta overlook On.
stitch, per pair...... aVsC
ISe to ITe wool Jeans n t -
per yard IUC
Cashti ere rvnquet Soap f J .
a cake ItC
Cut Ictira Soap Q
a cake M s7C
per yanl Hv
Plaek Ilroc!e ready made 4M OQ
skirl, vcivctinc lil!liiiif ...... vl.a7
.... . ..