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VOL. XLYI. MO. 176. BOCK ISLA3?D, ILL., TUESDAY, MAY 17, 1893. PRICE THREE CEXTS.
CALM BEFORE STORM.
Anxious Suspense Preceding
NO NEWS OF ANY
A Big Fight Anticipated by Manila Land Forces in a Few Days
WASHINGTON. May 17. There Is
no news today from any of the
fighting squadrons in the West In
dies waters, ami naval officials be
lieve this to lie the calm liefore the
Btorm. Rumors of the sinking of an
American vessel have reached here,
but in the minds of the authorities
they are unfounded. If any boat has
gone down it bore the Spanish colors.
Key West, May 17. Xo word has
reached here of a disaster loan Amer
ican vessel off Cardenas. The Wil
mington arrived this morning and
reports that it sunk a Spanish dere
lict yesterday. Her officers lielieve
the story about the blowing up of an
American ship grew out of this inci
dent. Probably Frw I.rtw Hpanlarda,
Madrid. May 17 A dispatch from
Havana says a small naval boat was
blown up off Cardenas, resulting in
the loss of 17 lives. The nationality
is not stated.
I.AM l(illT AT MANILA.
Inanrgenta I'lan to Attack the riilllpplne
New York. May 17 A cablegram
to the Journal from Hong Kong savs:
Consul Wildman has just returned
from Kowlccn liav, where he took Agu
inalde, the Philippine insurgent chief
and his cabinet on board the dispatch
boat McCulloch and arranged for the
insurgent forces to storm Manila. A
big light is exiccted.
Inimunm for Cuba.
Washington. May 15. Of .10 regi
ments of yellow fever illumines to be
enlisted the war department has de
cided to accept several regiments of
negroes, who, in addition to liejng
immune, are thought to be better
fitted to stand the climate in Cuba
than white men.
This Will Not Last-Long.
Cape Haytii n, May 17. Copyright
by the. Associated Tress Two Span
ish war vessels are making a base of
ojierations at liailiijniri or Cuanta
natno bay and cruising nightly the
waters Mwccn Cuba and Hayti.
Proper taper Kxaetly.
London, May 17. Agents of the
American Cable company here have
lieen ordered to refuse to transmit
Spanish government business.
Mnvrnirnl of Illinois Troopa.
Springlield. III.. May 17. The 1st
regiment left this morning for Chick
amauga on three specials trains, and
will lie followed by the 6th this after
noon. IIukjt Day at ChlckamaaRa.
Chattanooga. May 17. Today is
the busiest in the history of Chicka
inauga. There will lie 7.000 troops
encaniN'd in the park by night.
' l'ajr for the Volunteer.
Washington. May 17. The senate
jessed the bill for soldiers' pay, and
allowance for volunteers la-gin thedav
tf enrollment at state camps, those
going to the Philippines to lie allowed
to draw a month's jwy in advance.
Consideration of the war revenue
measure was resumed.
The house passed a bill to make
eight hours a day's work for laborers
and mechanics on government work,
whether contract or otherwise. The
lull to reeal the law providing that
the electoral vote lie brought to Wali
ington by state messengers was de
feated. The president nominated Capt.
Rayal Mkn tk ts4 para.
0TM 9C HtW TOJU
ROCK ISLAND ARGU
the Battle of the Antilles
Silas Casey, of the navy, to be com
modore. Orders to volunteers to move are as
follows: Second "Illinois to Tarnj?
Light Battery A. of Illinois, to' Chick
amauga. 8HIT8 OFF THE NEWS.
War Department Tots a Wag" on Every Han
Madrid, May 17. A dispatch from
Cadiz to El Heraldo de Madrid says the
port authorities at Cadiz announce that
the reserve fleet, composed of the first
class battleship Pelayo, the armored
cruisers Emperador Carlos V, and Al
fonse XIII, the newly equipped cruis
ers Rapldo and Patria, with the tor
pedo boat destroyers Audaz and Pro
cerplna, will be ready for sea this week.
Curacoa, Stay 17. Copyright, 1S98,
Associated Press. The Spanish squad
ron under Admiral Cervera, which left
Sunday after the cruisers Vizcaya
and Infanta Maria Teresa has taken on
about 700 tons of coal and a great quan
tity of provisions, was not sighted yester
day. When the squadron disappeared
It was going westward.
London, May 17. The Daily Mall says
this morning: "According to the most
trustworthy Information the Spanish
cruisers Cardenal Cisnerus, Princess de
Asturlas and Cataluna are not yet
ready for sea and therefore cannot have
arrived at Martinique."
London, May 17. The Paris corre
spondent of The Ually Mail says: "A
number of Spanish war vessels which
were recently destitute of armament
have been supplied with Krupp guns.
They have also been supplied with all
the necessaries, including German ar
tillerists." Washington. May 17. An order posted
yesterday morning ar.d signed by Sec
retary Long relative to the publication
of news emanating from the navy de
partment had the effect yesterday of
considerable curtailing the supply of
information that hereto'ore has been
rather freely given out. The secretary's
order was directed to Captain Crown
inshie'.d, chief of the navigation bureau,
and he in turn gave it effect by making
an order in his own name that no per
son connected with his bureau in any
capacity should have any conversation
whatever upon subjects in any way per
taining to the navy with representa
tives of the press. As an offset it was
ordered that bulletins of such facts as
have actually occurred and are proper
for publication, and are not connected
with existing or projected movements,
shall be prepared and posted on the bul
And This I the First Day Budget.
The sum total of the information pub
lished by the bulletin board yesterday
under this rule was a notice of the In
tention to start the Philippine relief
expedition, and of the permission given
to some foreign neutral vessels to pass
the blockade at Havana. In explana
tion of the Issue of this order the naval
authorities say that some of the leading
American newspapers have been so far
lacking In patriotism as to print plans
of campaign and projected movements
of naval ships, with the result that the
war bonrd has been obliged to com
pletely revise its plans in the knowledge
that the Spaniards bad promptly taken
notice of the rubllcations and were
prepared to prollt by them. Complaint
was made to Secretary Long that the
newspapers were wcrking injury to the
government In such cases.
Cargo or the Spanish Armada,
Intimations have been received here
that Captain General Blanco at Havana
Is very short of ammunition, in whicn
case the powerful batteries at the en
trance of Havana harbor of cours?
would be deprived of a large part of
their defensive strength. This state of
affairs may lead to some desperate at
tempts at blockade running on the part
of the Spaniards in the hopes of getting
more ammunition into Havana. It is
believed that the supplies so frequently
referred to as being on the Spanish fly
ing squadron are of this character
rather than food supplies, which makes.
!t all the more Important that Sampson
and Schley should succeed in keeping
Admiral Cervera from reaching Havana
or Cienfuegos. or any port In Cuba con
nected with Havana by rail. Commo
dore Schley probably is well down on
the Florida coast nowj His appearance
on that side of Cuba would enable
Sampson to bring his Ironclads with
perfect safety into Cienfuegos on the
RAISED IT FIFTY MILLIONS.
What the Senate Committee Ha Done to
the War Reveane BUL.
Washington, May 17. Vhe debate up
on the war revenue measir-e was begun
In the senate yesterday. The opening
statement for the committee on finance
was made by Allison, the ranking mem
ber tn the 'absence of Morrill of Ver
mont It was estimated that the bill, as
It came from the house of representa
tives, would raise about 100,0OO,0OO a
year. As reported from the senate com
mittee Allison estimated that it will
Appended is a recapitulation of the
amount of revenue to be derived by the
government under the present law and
under the bill as it was reported from
the senate committee on finance:
Fermented liquors, $38,906,120; tobacco
and snuff, 43,840,560; cigars and cigar
ettes, J16.202,463; tobacco manufacturers
and dealers, $307,102; bankers, J2.394,
600; exchange brokers and pawnbrokers,
11,500,100; commercial brokers, $213,094;
theatres, circuses and other exhibitions,
$1,820,447; bowling alleys and billiard
tables, $166,967; stocks, bonds, merchan
dise, etc., $10,000,000; bank checks, $5,
000,000; inland bills of exchange. $1,500.
00; foreign bills of exchange, $300,000;
express and freight, including all bills
of lading, $10,000,000; life insurance, $1,-277,000;-
mortgages, $2,041,599; all other
articles in schedule A, including tax on
receipts, $28,000,000; proprietary prepara
tions and perfumeries, $20,000,000; chew
ing gum, $1,000,000; legacies and suc
cessions. $9,275,475; total, $214,043,829.
Add the revenue to be derived from
articles not included In the pending bill
on the basis of receipts of 1897 to this
$214,043,829: Spirits. $S2,008.542; brewers
(special tax), $160,927; retail dealers in
malt liquors. $191,071; wholesale dealers
In malt liquors, $278,S01; oleomargarine,
$1,034,029; filled cheese, $18,992; miscel
laneous receipts. $373,468; total estimated
revenues, $298,113,659. Less revenues for
1S97, $146,619,393. Revenue provided by
senate bin $131,494,066.
At the ocnclusion of Allison's state
ment the bill was made the unfinished
business and it will be pressed to pas
sage as soon as possible.
The house received its first veto from
President McKinley and voted unani
mously to sustain the executive. The
veto was of a Ml) conferring upon the
court of claims jurisdiction in a private
claims case of long standing. The day
was given to the consideration of bills
under suspension of the rules, none of
which was of general interest.
EXCHAXGE OF MtlSONEKS.
lteport of the Tarty That Went to Havana
1'iifler a Flag of Trnce. .
Key West. Fla.. May 17. The TJncas
after leaving here at 1 o'clock on Sun
day morning headed for Havana and
spoke the Mayflower, which was acting
as flagship of the blockade fleet. Lieu
tenant Brainard. U. S. N., special agent
of the United States government,
boarded her and handed sealed orders to
the captain, who thereupon instructed
the I'ncas to hoist a white flag and
proceed into Havana harbor. The Un
cas then steamed towards Havana, and
when within signalling distance of
Morro Castle she signaled, asking for
an anchorage. The castle signaled back
that its commander was waiting for
instructions and that the Vncas must
certainly not anchor.
After an interval a launch with the
harbor authorities on board put out
from the shore and took on board Lieu
tenant Brainard and Mr. Knight, the
correspondent of the London Times, who
had been chosen to negotiate the ex
change of prisoners. As the launch was
returning to the shore she was met by
Captain General Vtlanco's launch com
ing out with the captain general's aide-de-camp
and Mr. Oollan, the Kritish
consul general. The boats drew to
gether and a conference was had. Lieu
tenant Brainard and Sir. Knight were
assured that Messrs. Thrall and Jone3
were absolutely safe and were being
threated with every consideration.
It was added that Captain General
Blanco was willing to release them the
moment the United States authorities
send him two paniph prisoners in ex
change. Mr. Knight was told he could
not land at Havana from an American
beat, in spite of the iig of truce, and
It was explained to him that if he de
sired to reaeh Havana he mu.n go there
on a ship belonging to som? neutral
power. The t'neas then returned to
Key West and delivered this informa
tion to the department. It is under
stood that two of the Spanish captives
now In Fort McPh?rscn. Atlanta, will
be promptly sent down, and the ex
change of prisoners will Vie consum
mated without further trouble.
Ru!an ICditorinl Opinion.
St Petersburg. May 17. The Xbvoe
Vremva. commenting upon the recent
speech at Birmingham of Chamberlain,
the British s"cr-tary of state for the
colonies says: "We doubt if the T'nited
State" desires an alliance, and question
whether it would be agreeble to the oth
er powers that the I'nited States, after
wrestinir the Philippines islands from
Spain, should afterwards ptll thpm to
Oreat Britain." TheNovoe Vren-.ya says
that display of such an intention would
be "sufficient to irduce the powers to
reconsider their neutrality during the
Spain Seizes a Cabin.
. Liverpool. May 17. The telegraph of
fice at the island of Grand Canary, near
the center of the Canary islands the
chief city of which is Las Pa'.mas, has
been seized by the Spanish authorities.
All telegrams except the barest com
mercial messages have beeen stopped.
Crawled la a Bombproof.
What has become of the drove of in
ventors who have devised bullet proof
coats? Somehow these gentry seem nev
er to be in evidence when there is a
prospect that they may be called upou
to demonstrate the value of their inven
tion by standing up to be shot at
Nell So you're really engaged In
Belle Yes, and to think that I
should do it, after rejecting almost a
Nell Indeed. What a very persist
ent young man he must have been.
The lanor so common at this sea-;
Sn is due to iruiiuverished ldo.nl. J
IT 1 c- ni 1 ... I
rteTnb; E ' M
nchmg the blood.
Than any stock In the
three cities. Every de
partment is complete
with the best things
produced in their re
DINING CHAIRS solid
Oak, lone post, brace arm. K rt
Cane Seat, only I UU
IKON BEDS brass
6 Ft EXTENSION TA
BLES nicelv fin
ished, this week
Money saving prices
prevail. Special ad
vantages and induce
ments for complete
324 826-828 Brady Street, Davenpoit
K02E GOOD GALL07S' FBUIT.
Incident In the Criminal Annal. of the
l'rairle Slate Capital.
Springfield, Ills.. May 17. Joe Morris
has been landed in the county jail and
a charge of murder will probably be
placed againFt him. Morris went to the
residence of Jane Murray and demanded
to see Lucy Murray, her daughter. He
was refused admittance, whereupon he
broke in the door and grabbing a lighted
lamp threw it at the girl. The lamp ex
ploded, but Mrs. Murray managed to
throw it into the hall. Her screams at
tracted the attention of Henry Cleve
land. The latter rushed upstairs and extin
guished the blaze. Hearing the com
motion Inside the room, where Morris
was beating Lucy Murray, Cleveland
rushed in. Morris attacked him with a
large knife and camene disembowling
him. Cleveland was taken to St. John's
hospital and the physicians say .there
is no hope for his recovery.
Not ilied to Look Out.
Springfield, Ills.,, May 17. Dr. Egan,
secretary of the state board of health,
was notifiedyesterdaymorning byhealth
commissioner of Xew York that one
case of small pox had been discovered
among passengers of the steamer Vic
toria. The passengers are destined for
half a dozen points in Illinois, Chicago,
Elgin, liloomington and other places.
Authorities at all these places have been
Watihburn'n C hinese Contract--Washington,
May 17. Minister Den
by, at Peking, says In a communication
to the department of state that it is re
ported in Peking that a eontraet to
build a railroad from Hankow to Can
ton was recently awarded to ex-Sena-tor
Washburn, of Minnesota.
Scores on the Hall Fields.
Chicago, May 17. Following are the
base ball records made by League clubs
yesterday: At Chicago Cleveland 4,
Chicago 12; at all other pnlntsrain.
Western League: At Columbus In
dianapolis 4, Columbus 6; at Milwaukee
Detroit 6, Milwaukee 0. i
Strike at Heuotha.
Kenosha. Wis., May 17. About S00
wheelers of Alien Tiros.' tannery struck
for higher wages yesterday and upon
being refused their demand walked out
and refused to work. The strike is
among the unskilled workmen receiving
from $7 to $9 per week. There is no
probability that Allen Bros, will accede
to the demands of the workmen for in
Indian Are Getting Besttem.
Denver. May 17. From the tenor of
communications received by Colonel
Sumner during the past few days it ap
pears that the Indians in the depart
ments of the Colorado and the Missouri,
which are under his command, are dis
playing an unusual restlessness, which
bodes no good for the settlers in the
vicinity of the various reservations.
Price of Bread Rained,
New York, May 17. The price of
bread has been raised 1 cent a loaf by
nearly all the bakers in the city as a
result of the great rise In the price of
The Tiaeyard. ot Italy cover aearly
8.000 acreT ,
HI u ? Mil 0PJIJ
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We are building business on the great and strong power of
"Good Goods" at Low Prices, Our line of Men's
Fine all wool Suits at
Are made by the best tailors, trimmed in the best manner, and
fits as good as any failor made suit. Our $ 1 0.C0 suits are fully
as good as those that are sold for $1 hSO to Slf.OO in other cloth
(t ing stores. Call and see this line.-. It will surprise you.
We give a Scientific Box Kite free with every boy's suit. Your bSy
can have great sport with this kite.
20 Pieces of $1
ga Silk Velvets to
H5 Close for 37 lea Yd
One lot of $1.25
We wish to state that this is positively a Glove that .in the regular
way is sold for $1.25. A comparison with $1.25 values sold elsewhere "
will convince you.. This week they go for 77 cents.
mm . W m a
g ao uioves in
We have several lots of Kid Gloves In broken assortment of sizes
which you can buy for one-fourth, one-third and one-half of cost
price or for 25c, 33c and 49c a pair.
HARNED & VON MA UR.
FOR CIRCUS WEEK, p
French Mack, Five-hook Glace
sisting of all the new shades
Tans, Modes, Etc.l
We Place on Sale at
Broken Assortment of Sizes, p
10 Pieces of Silk
Face Velvets 132
for 15c a Yd 3
Pair, fill i
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