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VOL. XLVI. ISO. 177.
BOCK ISLAXD, ILL., WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 1S9S.
rmcE TIIIIEE CENTS.
THE OREGON IS SAFE.
Great Battleship Officially Announced as Out of Danger After
Her Long Cruise.
BUT EXACT WHEREABOUTS IS NOT DISCLOSED
One Report That She Has Joined Sampson's Fleet, But This is
i Not Authentic.
tnry Long said this afternoon :
"It can he said positively and oflici
allly that the Oregon in .safe, liut it
cannot Iks properly made known
where she in." There may lie a great
surprise in store when the actual
whereabouts of the great battleship
Washington May 18. The Oregon
Is believed to lie safe and probably now
part of Sampson's srpiadron.
'Vallejo, May 18. The cruiser
Charleston sailed for Manila this
morning. She earned a large sup-
the blowing up of an American vessel
off Cardenas end the killing of eighteen
Xote. The above Is believed to refer
to the blowing up of a derelict the
Spaniards had set as a trap for some of
our boats to collide with.
Washington, Way 18. The official
bulk-tin board3 yesterday failed to yield
any news of the movements of either of
the three fleets Sampson's, Schley's and
the Spanish flying squadron and there
Is reason to believe that the department
itself has received no Information on
that point. The department officials are
beginning to show a little sensitiveness
to criticism in the matter of delav In
THE BATTLESHIP OREGON.
The Oregon ia 348 feet long and has a displacement of 10,'388 tons. She cost
13, 180,000 and steams IS knots an hour. Her crew consists of 434 men. Font
13 inch, eight 6 inch, fonr 6 inch and 30 smaller gnns compose her armament.
ply of ammunition for her own guns
and Dewey's fleet, but no troops.
Hrcak water. Del., May 18. The
cruiser Columbia arrived at 12:10 .to
day. A not lirr tighter I.anm fieri.
Philadelphia, May 18. The battle,
ship Alaliama was successfully
luunehed at ('ramp's shipyard at 12:"iU
Magniita' New t'tthlnrt.
Madrid, May 1. Sngasta iias
ormed his cabinet. It includes
Lmiiiv Castillo, foreign affairs; (leu.
Cnrrea, war; tiiron, colonies; Aunona,
Movrmmt off llllnnlH Troop.
Spiinglicld. III., May IK. The
7th regiment was mustered into the
service today. The 4th will Ih iiius.
tered in tomorrow. The work of ex
aming the 1st cavalry will ! com
pleted tomorrow. The 2d infantry
ami battery A, of Danville, leave for
KKYKK VM JWjr ADKON.
ftnptmnml to l Off the t'owtt of Venezuela
or Columbia, bat Not I.ocmtnl.
Curst on, Dutch West Indies, XJay IS.
Copyright. Vs, by the Associated
Tress. The Hpar.is.Si fleet is now sup
posed to bs oil the coast of Veneruela,
or ofT the cocrt t.f Columbia. Only a
rei"tlnn ef the llert was allowed to en
ter this harbor to .obtain provisions.
csttle and coal, which were purchased
here. On firm at 'on was obtained of the
report that the Spaniards left one of
their tnrpdj gunboats at Fort ' de
Trance, IsI.inJ of Martinique.
London. May IS. A special Hong
Kong dlr-rati-h says it is expected that
owing to the bloikaie and the resulting
famine Manila will soon capitulate to
Madrid,. May IS. An official dispatch
from Havana confirms the report of
Rayal mmkt tha Im4 para.
bringing the Spai'isTi' lleot "into action
conscious as they are that they have
made all dispatch comjatible with due
regard for the safety of our own ports,
as well as of the lives of the crews of
our warships. Kvery day there is talk
f a chance In the naval t.lars brnup-M
about by some mnvi mem of the Ppan-
lsn Fouaarun. tut what the latest nhaw
of rampaiKn Is nobody outside i f the
members of the war besrd is competent
Supposed American Naval Finn.
The general lmmnrpsKlnn in thrt nn
rnnicuiar nirt Is to be made just now
to rursile the Sl.inhirda.-n Irmir na lln.t
keep within the confines of the Gulf of
.Mexico and the Caribbean gt.a. but that
Sampson and Scbley. Incoodination. will
encircle the island of Cula, maintain
the blockade, and convoy troops across
the Florida Ftralts if
while rlmply keeping a watch on the
fpanisn liyir.g Fiua;rn tn see that It
noes not uo mt:i hU f i thor to t1 Amnr.
lean fleet, or by escaping into the At
lanuc to the 5nbonrd rifles. nv thi.
plan the military um! nnval nfTininii
might hope f silence the rather severe
criticisms tnat are being expressed be
cause of delays In r.noninsr th miti:arv
campaign in Cuba itself.
-On to III. liiiioml" fry Ac.tin .
Considerable pressure has nm nmn
the administration from congressional
quarters to have the campaign hastened
and there are thnueht tn h. f
tesurrption of the plans of the military
icauers ror the invasion of Cuba at the
poim where they were suddenly sus
rcniled by the announcement nf tho ar,
rival of the Spanish flvint an,,.
Martinique. At army headquarters there
was no sign of Immediate departure.
uu in oi uif iaci mat tnree times,
at least, everything has been nmnnrert
for a movement to Tampa It may be
tresttmed that everything is !n train for
cepanure at snort notice without open
majuicsiauon or preparations.
Fined it ion to the
As to the Philippine expedition the
department has known for some time
that its military advisers opposed the
sending of less than 15.000 men to Ma
nila, and that at least a third of them
should be seasoned troops from tho oc
ular army, capable of
terms the veteran Spanish soldiers who
garrison Manna. To endeavor to over
come the Spanish force with less than
half their number of troops would seem
to tx a senseless proceeding, in view of
me raci tnai there Is no necessity for
such a course. General Merritt took oc
casion to oeny very emphatically the
accuracy of certain newspaper inter
views published yesterday which placed
him in the position of refusing to obey
an order to proceed to th Tt,uinr.io.
because his force was insufficient. The
officials at the department upon seeing
tnese puoiicattons did not hesitate to
express at once their belief that General
Merritt was too sood a soiiii
a lawful order.
BLANCO SAYS THEY AKE SPIES.
Vntprt Look Iark for th TwoCaptarad
Madrid. May 18. It is announced her
In a dispatch from Havana that after
the arrival of-the Uncas oft that port
the two captured American newspaper
men were examinee, and it us ajJej
that the inquiry revealed the fact that
they could not be considered as prison
ers of war. but must be looked up as
apies, one being, it is claimed, a Cuban
employed In Havana. It is further al
leged that upon the prisoners were
found revolvers, cartridges, interesting
documents and a camera. Advices re
ceived here confirm the report- that
Freeman Halstead, the American news
paper correspondent arrested at San
Juan de Porto Rico, was taken Into
custody while in the act of taking
photographs of the fortifications. A
report is current here that the Spanish
flotilla at Havana is about to make an
Havana, May 18. Copyright, 1893, by
the Associated Press. Inquiries made
at the palace here show that Captain
General Blanco was unwilling to receive
Lieutenat Erainard, V. S. N., the spe
cial agent of the government of the
Vnited States in the matter of the pro
posal to exchange Spanish prisoners for
the two newspaper men. Thrall and
Jones, because the general considered
the lieutenant was not empowered with
sufficient authority. Therefore, he simply
accepted the documents presented by
the lieutenant and consulted with the
Spanish government on the subject The
answer from Madrid has not yet been
News Just received here from Porto
Itico confirms the report that Freeman
Halstead, an American correspondent,
has been sentenced by a military court
martial at San Juan de Porto Rico to
nine years' imprisonment, after having
been convicted cf taking pictures of the
forts with use of a camera.
Boats Placed ia Commission.
Washington, May 18. The torpedo-
boat McKee and the auxiliary torpedo
boat destroyer Yankton were placed In
commission at the Norfolk navy yard.
Lieutenant C. M. Knepper is in com
mand of the McKee and Lieutenant J.
V. Adams is In command of the Tank-
ton. The cruiser Newark will go into
commission at the Norfolk navy yard
Saturday, but may rot be entirely
ready for sea for two weeks yet. Cap
tain Albert S. Barker, now a member
of-the naval strategic board, has been
assigned to the command of the New
ark, and will Join that vessel on the
Than any stock In the
three cities. Every de
partment is complete
with the best things
produced Id their re
DINING CHAIRS solid
Ofitr, long post, brace arm, I Kp
Cano Seat, only I U U
IROtf BEDS brass
Ft EXTENSION TA
BLES nicely fin
ished, this week
Spanlli Spy at St. Louin.
St. Louis, May 18. An unidentified
man, suspected of being a Spanish spy,
Is under arrest at Jefferson barracks.
He was found in the mule corral, and
being unable to give an account of him
self was turned over to the command
ant. Captain Knight. When searched
a lot of Spanish correspondence was
found ou the fellow. He spoke the Span
ish language fluently.
Visit of the t'nra.
Madrid, May 18. Dispatches from
Havana indicate that it Is the opinion
there mong the Spaniards that the
real object of the TTncas' visit there was
to ascertain whether the Cape Verde
fleet had urrlved since -the care, taken
by the Spanish officials to keep the-Un
cas at a safe distance.
324 326-828 Brady Street, Davenport
Scorn on the Ball Fields.
Chicago, May 18. Following are the
base ball records made yesterday by
the League clubs: At New York Wash
ington 3, New York 9; (second game)
Washington 10. New York 11; at Chi
cagoCleveland 6. Chicago 13; at Pitts
burg St. Louis 0. Pittsburg 6; at Bos
tonBrooklyn 0. Boston 12; at Phila
delphiaBaltimore 9, Philadelphia 5;
(second game) Baltimore 17, Philadel
Western League: At Detroit Min
neapolis 2, Detroit 12; at Columbus
Kansas City S, Columbus 4; at Indian
apolis Omaha 4, Indianapolis 8; at
Milwaukee St. Paul 4, Milwaukee 14.
ilaltone Slowly Sinking.
Hawanlen. May 18. At 5:30 n. in.
Gladstone's strength was still grad
At 10 o'clock this morning Glad
stone was still in a comatose condi
tion, and apparently hovering on the
brink of death. Onlv by a feeble
U-ating of the pulse could it lie told
that he was still living.
A Cabinet Wedding.
Washington. Mav 18. Francos
Aura Alger, youngest daughter of the
secretary of war. was married at
noon to (Tiarles Bunall Tike, of Chi
cago. 1'resnleiit ami Mrs. JIcKinlev
and manv prominent officials aud
Tornado In Kansas.
Kansas City, May 18. A Qignian
Kas.. special savs C'unningham, this
conntv, was wrecked bv a tornado
last evening. There were no fatali
ties as the citizens were warned in
time to reach their cellars.
The (ierman liet Clowe.
lSerlin. May 1. The Prussian diet
1 , .1
was rioseii rmiav nv tne emperor in
person. His majesty read a sjteech
which was devoted wholly U internal
The Blodern Agnostic
We look at our churches with their
congregations, growing ia numbers aud
dwindling m faith, says IL U. Chap
man in The Atlantic, and we ask our
selves: In all thete buildings, cheap or
costly, what real prayers rise, and of
those that rise do any get above the
roof? What God bears them and bas
there ever been an answered prayer? We
look at the face of the dead and repeat
a burial service. If after the maimer of
men I have fought with hearts at Ephe
sus, what advautagetu it me if the dead
rise not? And as we say tho -words wo
Bk ourselves, "Do the dead rise?" And
if any one is fonnd who believes these
tbings be knows that there is another
at his elbow who believes them not a
whit or an atom, and these two can hit
ou no universe that shall satisfy both,
nor can one be poet to the other.
Be snre . you are right, then go
ahead. Be sure von get Hood's Sarsa-
parilla. and not some cheap, worth
' less substituted?" - f - -
Money saving prices
prevail. Special ad
vantages and induce
ments for complete
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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 tailor made suit. Our $10.00 suits are fully
as good as those thav are sold for $11.50 to $U.OO in other cloth
ing stores. Call and see this line. It will surprise you.
We give a Scientific Box Kite free with every boy's suit. Your boy
-can have great sport with this kite.
jjj Ji!feZ- Muslin Underwear Conversation s77ir S
S Boston 'Store , M
S1.25. ?1 and iKc Irawcrs. some
whin mu:v-Hl, for..; ,
ItOYAL . .
I.SO. tl!aml. ST, iroa.i. -,.,.-
xlial MMitfl. elc-jiinUv liimnnii f I C
5 AID THE $1.98 SKIRT TO THE $2.25 GOWN I'll be hanged if I can see how they car, part with us for 97c, when
every other store in the Tii-Cities are 'ettini; more than our regular rice for ones not mar as handsome a p." The :! i
-Ilariied & Von Maiir don't care what anyone else is selling slirr for. they just seem !,, ,1. Von ami the n si. of m to advertise t'l.U di.Trl
mcnt, but there's such a lot of us here and we've gotten slightly soiled, t.x.. beside I think wo might ai well moVe out simx- the ,W ,,,-w ..' , ,s
arrived." The 1.'J8 Skirt : -Yap. that's so, that's what we iret for ..r s many, hut there's cue satisfaction and thnt is. ,.'l7 i the most
popular underganmMits in town."
5rik "-.4 3
It's Muslin Underwear Sale-Time at the Boston Store.
And although prices aro so -low," yd every on will hoar of t
close out various lots reduce the ipiautity of other numliers.
goods for less money than elsewhere, liiit place on sale live of
bargains ever offered in the Tri-t'ities. as special leaders.
Ih-iii or aliotit I hem. want to
We not only offer you the miih
tlio greatest JMiisi'iu I'lidenvear
Choice for 59c.
(iowns. .skirts, drawers. , cor
set covers, children's dresses,
etc., made of very fine material
U-autifully trimmed. These
garments, some sold for f l.&.
some at. $1. others at 11.19 and
'Jhc. Choice to close,
as some are odd pieces, CQ,
others are soiled U!JL
Choice for 25c.
Corset Covers, (some colors) consist of a lot of odd
numliers and hrokeu assortment of bizes,
some sold as high as 0c, to close for.
ft i t.f;
Choice for 97c.
(iowns. drawers, skirts, chil
dren's Jong and short slips,
children's skirls. claNuaieK
trimmed with lace, tucks, rill
Imhis, cmhroiderics or incomliin.
ation with all. Tin; very ln-st
inalerialsin any garment.
Various ganm-nts s.l, Qfn
from l.li t,i f2.i'.", for wIC
Choice for 33c.
Cor.-1-t Covers and llianers, sold for 42c. .Vic. and r,;
mostly Cr-wt C4,,.s tliat are large, hizes J.
from 3ti to 42. The. , taii.lv arc. Iiargain JJC
I (I ijtj
Ladies" Corset Covers, rticely
triiumetl, V nock, for each. J5c
Ladies' Drawers, tucked.
trimmed, open and closed.
for each --15C
Ladies Snnlion nets, fur each JQc
S-ersucker Skirts, with wide
umlirclla 11. hum k for each
7:'e -"' 50c
Lidie I'mhreHa II.-m-stitchetl
Children's Umhrclla Skirts,
for each 4gc
Children's Stiultonncts, for
Children's Drawers, for each JQq
See the large Teck Ties in
solid colors, white pKjue
and chocks, for each 25c
We received this week another
U-mlifiil line of Ladies" Kancr
A vast assortment of S7A, Sitcot, Sateen, Moreen,
Fancy Linen and Plaid Skirts.
HA RNED & VON MA UR.