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VOL. XLVI. NO. 163.
BOCK ISLAND, ILL., SATURDAY, APRIL 30, 1898.
PRICE THREE CENTS.
Spaniards Plan Butchery, Carnage and Atrocity in Santiago
de Cuba Fiends to Cut Loose.
HAVANA BOMBARDMENT THE SIGNAL.
Auxiliary Cruiser Paris Arrives
at Last Remainder of
SANTIAGO I)E CUBA, April 80.
(Associated Press Copywright.)
A proclamation has lwen issued or
dering the enrollment of every man
lietween l' and SO years of age with
the volunteers nniler the penalty of
(tenth for refusal. The Spanish sol
diers threaten to kill every Cuban and
' outrage every Cukm woman in the
city when the liloekade logins. The
government has seized all the food in
private hands, ami Spanish hospital
patients are foil on Wan soup with an
ounce of meat daily. Conditions are
so had that the Spaniards will almost
rejoice to surrender after one good
British Consul Becks Protection.
Kingston. Jamacia, April 30. The
ftritish eonsul at Santiago de Culm
i-ahled for a British warship to protect
Mora Firing on Cabanas.
Atlanta, April 30. The Journal's
rirrespomlt-nt with Sampson's fleet
ililes that Fort Calmnas, a suburb of
Havana, was liomlHirdcd last night by
the flagship New York, and the Span-1.-th
guns were completely silenced.
Key West, April 30. It is said the
I'.ring by the New York last night was
on Cabanas, a small )Mrt alwut ten
Miles west of Muriel. The lotteries
Made no response and the firing was
by no means a bombardmcut.
Ild Not High! Our float.
Hong Kong, April 30. A steamer
just from Manila did not sight the
Amerlcrn fleet which was supposed to
be in shore trying to communicate
with the insurgents. It is said to Ih
impossible for the American fleet to
enter Manila without battleships or a
Mrong land force.
PARIS IH BATE IN PORT.
lMmjw4 Am.rtraa Liner Arrive! With Her
New York, April 30. The Paris
has arrived. The government will
probably take possession of the Amer
ican liner tomorrow and rename her
the Yale. The trip was overpro
longud by fog and rough seas. The
Paris saw no Spanish warships.
Rockland, Me.. April 30. The
cruiser Minneapolis anchored here
early this morning.
Aailllarjr Cruiser Pat to Sea.
New York. April 30. The United
States steamers St. Louis nnd Harvard,
both now auxiliary cruisers, sailed
this morning, .with destination un
known. Remainder of ftpanLh Fleet Halls.
St. Vincent. April 30. The trans
ients and torpedo lioats sailed this
rragoay to All Right.
Montevideo, Uruguay, April 30 The
government has forlidden the public
raising money for Spain.
Last for the Present.
Chattanooga, April 30. The 9th
cavalrv and 21th infantry left for
Tampa this morning. As nearly as
can be learned no more troops will ln
sent form here for several days.
Col. Grant In the Hervtce.
Allianv, April 30. Gov. Black has
commissioned Col. Fred D. Grant
colonel of the 14th regiment.
NAVAL BILL COMES CP TODAT.
Taa Oaa Point of Issue Is as to the
Washington. April 30. An agreej
inent has been reached by w hich a
conference report on the naval bill
will I voted upon by the house at 4
Reyal isnts the 14 aors,
tilmaiM Hillrt ,
asva sm man sow are teas.
Safely in New York Harbor
Spain's Fleet Sails.
this afternoon. An addition to 1,500
men for the marine corps is the prin
cipal point at issue.
The house took up the conference
report on the naval appropriation bill
and proceeded under the agreement
for a 3-hours delate.
Senators Allison and Gear and Con
gressmen Dolliver and Hager, of
Iowa, called on the president to urge
him to make an additional allotment
of voluntesr troops for the state.
They insisted that already nearly four
regiments wanted the numlier raised
to fill the four. The president re
ferred them to Secretary Alger. Dol
liver left with the president a petition
for the appointment of Gen. T. R.
Lincoln inspector general of the
Iowa State Guard as .brigadier gen
eral. REVENCB I1ILI THHCi GH TUE HOUSE
Parliamentary Mwr - Norossary tc
Pass It with Ameurim.nts.
Washington. April 30. The housa
yesterday parsed the war revenue bill
with only the amendments agreed upon
by the Republican members of the ways
and means committee added. In order
to accomplish this a parliamentary
manoeuvre was necessary, as the whole
time for amendments was exhausted by
the minority Ir. trying tc amend the
bond feature of the bill. Dingley of
fered as a substitute an entirely new
bill, containing these amendments, aft
er the bill had been reported to the
house. Many amendments were offered
to the bond feature of the bill, ranging
from a proposition for the substitution
of an Income tax provision to an au
thorization fur an issue of I15C.OCO.000
In greenbacks. Uut all were yuleddown.
At the last minute the Democrats de
cided to offer the motion to recommit
with instructions to report back the In
come tax proposition as an amendment
to the bill. Instead of as a substitute
for the bond provision. This was due to
the fact that a number of Democrats
had declined to vote to strike out the
bond provision. The motion was de
feated 1S4 to 173. Four Republicans
voted with the Democrats and Populists
on this vote.
But on the final passage of the bill
the Democrats and Populists, with six
exceptions, voted solidly against the bill.
The Democrats who voted for the bill
were Cummlngs. McClellan and Griggs
of New York: Fitzgerald of Massachu
setts, MeAler of Pennsylvania, and
Wheeler t.t Alabama. Two Republicans.
I.lnney of North Carolina and Thorp of
Virginia, voted with the opposition
Quite a number of Democrats declined
Washington, April 30. The senate
yesterday after a brief statement by
Hale, adopted the conference report on
the naval appropriation till. It then
passed a few bills to which there was
no objection and adjourned until Mon
TWO SENSATIONS COLLAPSED.
Na tlombirdinsnt f Csrdenas and No
Traitor on the Puritan.
Key West. Fla.. April 30. Captain B.
F. Harrington, commander of the Unit
ed States monitor Puritan, and the com
manding officer of the Cardenas fleet.
who has Just come from there, specific
ally and err pha tii ally denies the story
of the alleged bombardment of that
port by the monitor Terror and gunboat
Machias. He says there are no Spanish
batteries there and that the entire story-
There it absolutely no foundation for
the sensational reports telegraphed
from here to the effect that a case of
treason has been discovered on board
the t'nltd States monitor Puritan. The
rumors' arose from the strange actions
of a fireman with a Spanish-sounding
name, now under restraint on the war
ship because of his eccentricities.. The
officers of the Puritan declare there Is
no thought of trying the man by court
martial, and that all the talk about
treason Is absurd.
It appears that a few days ago the
man In question was seen In one of the
monitor's turrets, and the man who saw
htm reported that he had his hand on
the lock of the magazine, whereupon
the first man was placed under re
straint. The crew of the monitor be
came excited and declared there was a
Spanish spy on board. Through this the
extravagant stories were concocted. The
officers of the Puritan believe the man
Is a Cuban In sympathy with the Cu
Another Man with Ambition.
Raleigh, N. C, April 30. The chal
lenge to General Lee apd Captain Slgs
be by Lieutenant Carranza, or the
Spanish navy, has aroused s North
Carolinian. William N. Ballard, of
Ashevllle, formerly on the police force
there, who has written General Lee re
questing that. In case the general does
not desire to meet the Spanish officer
oa the field of honor, he b allowed to
take the general's place.
Makes It Haider to Set Sews.
Washington. Anrll in Th
uarlmrnt U very Sfirioui'or. concerned
over thTpubncatlon in' Borne of yester
day's papers of its Intention to select
General Shatter to command the first
detachment of troops to be sent to Cuba.
To prevent any further disclosures of
the plans of the campaign of the de
partment Secretary Alger has Issued a
most sweeping; order, directed to all bu
reau chiefs of the war department and
all officers on special duty, from the
highest to the lowest, instructing then!
under no circumstances to give infor
mation to the press on any subject con
nected with the war.
AS IT LOOKS TtnfRADSTREET.
War Seams to Maka No Impression the
Business of ths Country.
New York, April 30. Bradstreet's
says: The lack of excitement, nervous
ness, or interruption to the ordinary or
derly conduct of public affairs, and par
ticularly business operations, with
which this country has passed from
peace to war seems likely to become his
torical. The temper with which the
country has recognized the outbreak of
hostilities with a foreign power is not
only proof that the dullness and de
pression of the past six weeks have
largely discounted the effect usually
witnessed, but furnishes a valuable in
dex to the general point of view taken
by the business community as to the
outcome of the pending war. Little or
no effect upon general trade distribu
tion of an unfavorable character is
perceptible In the reports of the past
Perhaps the most notable, because
most uniform, feature has been the
unanimity with which the quotations of
leading stapler have been marked up.
These advances, too. have not been con
fined to food products, but include many
widely differing articles, alike of home
and foreign growth. Wheat, corn, oats
and flour have advanced, while pork and
ether animal products, notably lard.
bacon and hams, have also been marked
up. The demand for steel plates for
vessels is also a feature of interest, and
the outlook is for activity in the ship
building industry for some time to
come. The crop situation generally is
af a most gratifying kind, but par
ticularly so in that of wheat and other
Business failures in the United States
this week number 245. a gain of twenty-
one over last week's total, and compar
ing with 244 In the corresponding week
of 1S97. 254 in 1S9S and 206 in 1S95
ROBBERS MAKE A BIO HAUL
Gel 920.000 from the Express Car of a
Southern PacIHe Train.
El Paso, Tex., April 30. The west
bound Southern Pacific passenger train
No. 20 was taken in charge by four
masked men at Comstock, Tex., at mid
night Thursday night and two miles
west of the station the express car and
engines were detached and run a short
distance.. The robbers wrecked the
through safe and took the entire money
contents, amounting to $20,000. No one
wa' injured and none of the passen
gers was disturbed. The robbers took
s trail southward toward the Mexican
Score, on the Ball Field.
Chicago, April 30. Yesterday's scores
on League diamonds were: At Wash
ingtonBoston 11, Washington 4: at
Pittsburg Cincinnati 5, Pittsburg 2; at
Cleveland St. Louis 2, Cleveland 6; at
Chicago Louisville 3, Chicago 16.
Western League: At Milwaukee Co
lumbus 8, Milwaukee 7; at St. Paul
Kansas City 4, St. Paul 7; at Minneap
olisOmaha 3, Minneapolis 8; at Detroit
Indianapolis 7, Detroit 6.
Qonuan Succeeded by Turpie.
Washington, April 80. At the caucus
of Democratic senators yesterday after
noon SenatorGorman resigned aschalr
manr of the Democratic caucus and was
succeeded by Senator Turpie.
A Marinette, Wis., lumber dealer says
his sales have fallen off a third in con
sequence of the war.
The New Athene. Ills., brewery plant
has been entirely burned, causing a loss
estimated at 3100,000. fully insured.
Walter Estel. a young man of Deaa
tur, Ind., was found in the woods south
of there with his head torn off.
juage i nomas a. uyson died very
suddenly In his home at LaCrosse, Wis.,
as a result of a fall downstairs.
Chalres B. Dustin, a farmer living
near Summer Hill, Ills., sold thirty
seven head of fine blooded cows for 313,-
George Wears, aged 25, was killed by
the cars at Wilson, Wis. The remains
were taken to New Richmond, Wis., for
Secretary Alger has asked congress
for 334,000.000 in adltion to the 350,000,
000 recently appropriated by congress
as a war fund.
Owing to the war between Spain and
the United States Derbyvllle lead ad
vanced 10 points and sugar rose 31.25
a ton at Glasgow.
Several inmates of the Marquette,
Mich., prison who are serving short sen
fences have asked for pardons that they
may enlist in the army.
The Correspondent, published in
Madrid, expresses confidence in the
"eventual triumph of Justice." And that
Is what Uncle Sam pins his faith upon.
A recommendation for the appoint
ment of Alexander Meggett as receiver
of the United States land office at Eau
Claire, Wis., has been filed at Wash
August Schmidt, a farmer of the town
of Bennett, Wis., dropped dead of heart
disease at the house of Fred Lueck,
where he was preparing to attend
To sing the saloons out of America
and the Woman's Temple out of debt
are the objects of the Home Protection
Chorus, organized by the Toung Wom-
en's Christian Temperance Union.
At TCokomo.'Tnd., Daniel Catt, a la
borer, was killed by the cars, he having
stepped In front of a train with suicidal
intent. Recently his only brother was
killed In a boiler explosion. Four of ths
Catt family have met violent deaths.
The evidence in the case proves
' Hood's Sarsaparilla - cures scrofula,
'salt rheum, boils, humors and all
Drill All Morning and Marches in
ths Afternoon at Camp
GETTHG TEE BOYS IS "Fir' SHAPE
For tho "Marching Through Cuba" That
Will Come lata the Prograsnaso Sons
Day Soon Minnesota MlliUa BaUlas to
tho Colors on the Anniversary of ths)
Bally In 1861 Iowa Begimenta That
Are to Go Selected Examining Surgeons
Chattanooga, April 30. Yesterday
was the liveliest day seen on Chicka-
mauga field since it was the scene of
ths great battle thirty odd years ago.
Troops were packing up and embarking
for Tampa. Fla., all day and there was
every evidence of a concentration of
troops at Tampa for the invasion of
Springfield, Ills., April 30. The easy
life that the soldiers at Camp Tanner
have been enjoying since their arrival
here ended yesterday.
The reason for
CRUISEE KEW YORK.
this abrupt ending will be found In a
general order that all drills will take
place In the morning of each day. The
amount of time given to squad and
company drills will be at least two
hours. At 1 p. m. of each day the
troops will be taken out of camp and
practiced in marching by separate regi
ments. A portion of the march will be
in the cadenred step, and the entire
conduct of the march will be strictly
In accordance with the drill regula
tions. The first march will be five miles
at least, in light marching order. The
amount of work will be increased pro
gressively until twelve miles In an aft
ernoon can be covered at an average
rate of three miles an hour with full
Barkley for a Brigade Coin maud.
The regimental surgeons, with two
assistants with each, began the work
of physical examinations Thursday.
This will facilitate things for the arrival
of the medical examiners from Wash
ington, as every man has to be thor
oughly examined before being accepted
by the government. General James H.
Barkley, who has been the commanding
officer of the Second brigade for nearly
nine years, and now post commander
at Camp Tanner, is being backed
strongly for appointment by the pres
ident as brigadier general. The officers
appointed by General Charles Fltz Sim
ons, commanding the First brigade of
Chicago, have been confirmed by Gov
ernor Tanner and commissioned.
RALLYING TO THE COLORS.
Minnesota Men Celebrate an Anniversary
Thirty-Seven Tears Old.
St Paul, April 30. On the 29th of
April, 1861, the volunteers under ths
first call of President Lincoln for volun
teers assembled In this city to be mus
tered in, and yesterday, on the thirty
seventh anniversary of that event, as
the sons and grandsons of the boys of
'61 assembled here under the call of
President McKlnleymany an old veteran
who greeted them recalled the old days
and longed to be able to Join with the
volunteers going to this war for free
dom for Cuba.
Indeed, there were veterans of those
days in line yesterday, and they
marched with as brisk a step as the
younger fellows of the three regiments.
The quota for all Minnesota was given
as three regiments of Infantry, end
when they arrived In this city yesterdiy
every man In every one of the thirty
six companies was present for duty and
many companies had additional mem
bers who hoped to be able to go through
vacancies caused by the rigid medical
examination that Is yet to be undergone
by the volunteers.
Des molnes, la., April 30. Adjutant
General Byers yesterday received con
sent from Governor Shaw and the offl
cers of the four regiments of the Na
tlonal Guard who have been stirred up
over the proposed reorganization into
three to select the three which will be
sent on the first call. He chose on mill
tary standing the Second, Third and
Fourth. W. G. Dows Is colonel of the
First which contains companies from
the northeast quarter of the state.
Pittsburg. April 30. The Michigan
state naval brigade, 235 strong, under
the supervision of Commander Gilbert
Wilkes, passed through the city last
night at 8 o'clock, en route to the Nor'
folk navy yard, where they are to man
the auxiliary cruiser Tosemlte.
Island Lake, Camp Eaton. Mich., April
30. Michigan troops are stirred np over
the report that they are not to retain
their own office If called to the front.
many cf them saying they win only
enlist under their present officers. The
sentiment seems general that Inasmuch
as the officers were efficient enough to
' lead the men against mobs in Michigan
; they are efficient enough to perform
- thJtvie duty againstjthe, Soaniah. The
state military oar3 will endeavor o
straighten matters out at the next meet
Burgeons to Examine Toluateers.
Washington. April 30. Secretary Al
ger has designated the following medi
cal officers to examine volunteer troops
called out by the president's proclama
tion as to their physical qualifications
for the service: Captain H. P. Birm
ingham, assistant surgeon, Illinois;
Captain William J. Wakeman. assistant
surgeon, Indiana; Captain C J. New
garden, assistant surgeon. Iowa; Cap
tain Benjamin Munday, assistant sur
geon, Michigan; Lieutenant Henry R.
Tilton, deputy surgeon general, Wisconsin.
Gen. Brooke's Opinion of Prospeeta.
Chattanooga, Tenn., April 30. Major
General Brooke in his address to the
Toung Men's Business League here last
night, said regarding the coming fight
ing in Cuba: "Let me venture a
prophecy as a result of the war. Many
wives will become widows, mothers will
lose sons, and sweethearts their lovers
before this business Is over."
Frlaa for the League Prnnaat.
Philadelphia, April 30. Messrs. Reach
and Rogers, owners of the Philadelphia
National League Base Ball club, an
nounce to their players that 310,000 will
be divided among them if the club wins
the championship pennant this season
and that for second place 33,000 will be
Man and Wire Killed at a Croatia.
Appleton, Wis., April 30. Thomas
Walsh and his wife were killed last
night by a south-bound freight train on
the Chicago and Northwestern rail
way. Walsh was Instantly killed, but
his wife lived about half an hour.
Analysis of a Frenchman. '
A Frenchman sleeps in italics, snores
in small capitals, talks in thunder, ges
ticulates in cyclone and acts ia tornado.
He feels it all and means less than one
tenth of it. Not that tbe nine-tenths
are' hypocrisy, but that they are dra
matic froth, discounted in final solution
at the bank of effervescence. 'Brooklyn
His Favorite Author.'
.'Noozel Ah, yon 're a literary man,
ehr-XVbo's your favorite author?
" Witchell? Witchell? Don't think I
"Apparently not My card, sir."
Garlic Is Ancient.
Garlic came from Asia and has been
nsed since the earliest times. It formed
pari of the diet of the Israelites in
Egypt and was nsed by Greek and Ro
man soldiers and African peasants.
The Honeymoon's Origin.
The raodern honeymoon trip origi
nated in tbe days of George II and speed
ily oame into general nse. .
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