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ROCK ISLAND AROT
VOL. XLVI. NO. 183.
ROCK ISLAXD, ILL., WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 1898.
TRICE THREE CENTS.
FOR MORE TROOPS.
President. McKinley Issues a Call for 75.000 Volunteers
THE OREGON REACHES JUPITER, FLORIDA.
soon Dy the eastern route, the" two fleets
thus competing the circle of Cuba.
The battleship Iowa followed Commo
dore Schley on Friday, but was over
taken off Cape San Antonio on Satur
day by the torpedo boat -Dupont with
secret instructions. The battleship im-n-.ediately
increased her speed- to the
limit, and when last seen was guard
ing the entrance to the passage between
the Isle of Pines and Cuba. The Du
pont rushed on toward Cienfuegos. The
numerous rumors as to the sighting of
the phantom Spanish fleet in this vicin
ity are quite unsubstantiated.
DOS IS SOT ALWAYS A CHUMP.
Trick by Wklrh He Secured Coal for One
of Hi. Terrors.
St. Pierre, Martinique, May 25. Copy
right, 1898, by Associated Press. The
Spanish torpedo boat destroyer Terror
is being coaled by the Spanish steamar
Alicante. The Alicante lies at the mouth
Her Companion Vessels With Her-Cape Verde Fleet Believed ASSSSi
to be Surely Bottled up. .
I arcsidefw has issued
iiiation rall'm" for 75,000
unlecr. Thin makes the total army
strength of regulars and volunteers
The rail is divided among (he states
on the basis of .population as far as
praticablcbut not as thejtirst call for
the National Gnard, but will. lie oiien
to a term of enlistment of two years
iinl(iw sooner discharged. It is sup
jawed this Indices the determination
to press the 'ea-mpaijjn vigorously
from iioW on. '
Iowa' Uoyernaf Qalrk to Raapond.
Des Moines. May 23. Gov. Shaw
will issue a'call tomorrow for Iowa's,
o,uota (troops finder, today' call of
Washington, JUay -.Secretary
I,onjr has receivad an jicial dispatch
annount inL' the arrival of the liattle-
ship Ori'gon in Jupiter Inlet, Fla.
Hit arrival was. reported immediately
to thi president. , .
At 0:43 the secretary said no word
had U-crt receivott regarding the bot
tling ni of the Spanish fleet at San
tiai'o. The onlv information of this
kind comes from the press, and not
olllcial sources. While Secretary
I.onir has no othcial advices he says
he fully credits the press dispatches
and has reason to liclieve that Cervera
is cooied up with Schley on the out'
Meinliersof the cabinet are exultant
over the news that the Spanish fleet
is safely liottled up in Santiago har
lor. While.they discredit the report
that the Cadiz, squadron is enroiite to
Ccrvera'a assistance, such a move
would ! welcomed, as it is believed
it would certainly result in the de
M ruction of both fleets instead of one
It is exacted that the last cable
communication lietween" Cuba syrA
Madrid will lie cut today.
The senate passed the peuslon de
ficiency appropriation bill and con
sideration of the w ar revenue measure
Fleet U at Santiago All Right.
Port au Prince. Hayti, May 25.
Copyright by Associated Press.
The report of the arrival of the Span
ish Cape Verde fleet at Santiago is
correct. A correspondent of the
Associated Tress has' liecn abl to ob
tain definite continuation. Up to the
present it has lieen impossible to ob
tain details, as dispatches sent Iroin
here to Santiago asking for informa
tion on the subject remained un
New York. Mav 25. The Evening
World's siecial from Jupiter, Fla.
savs that Lieut. Davis, of the battle
ship Oregon, came ashore late last
night. "Our race, he said, "was
most exciting, especially after we left
Bahai, for wo then knew of the possl
bilitv of interruption. Cant. Clark,
however, kept our little lieet in con
slant readiness, ami had we run into
the Spanish fleet we would have lieen
heard from." The Marrictta and
Buffalo are with the Oregon.
The laltleship Oregon has slready
Key West. May 25. The Associated
Tress Isiat Wanda rejorts the situa
tion on the blocknit from Cardenas
to Mariel unchangey There has lieen
no fighting in the last five days and
no sii'ns of military activity along
the coast. The light in Morro castle
at Havana has not lieen burning since
Denial a to the German Threat.
Berlin, May 25. It is semi-oflicially
denied that the German consul at Ma
nila threatened to land provisions un
der protection of German warships
when Dewey declined to allow the
landing at his request.
Jedilah Wins the Derby.
London, Mav 25. Jeddah won the
HTKTEKIOI S SILENCE.
The DUtlactlva Feature bt the Official Cir
cle at the Spanish Cayltal. .
Madrid, May 25. Tbesame mysterious
silence reigned in official circles last night
as Monday night. The government dis
closed nothing from the seat of war.
La Correspondent Espana observes:
"An unexplained feelingof despondency
Is noticeable. As no bad news has been
received we can only suggest that this
feeling is caused by fears of a prolong
ation of tfce war."
London, May 25. A dispatch to The
Financial News from Port de Palx,
Ilaytl, says: "Admiral Cervera Is be
lieved to have divided his fleet. It is
reported that the Vizcaya and the
Alfonso XIII have been destroyed."
Rayal saaka the taoa para.
Washington, May 25. There was a
lapse Into 'sensational war rumors In
Washington yesterday after a week of
comparatively quietude. The rumors
ranged all the way from the capture of
the little Mangrove with a crew of
thirteen men to the reported de
struction of the entire Spanish
fleet by Sampson's and Schley's
combined forces. They were circulated
with persistence, notwithstanding their
denial as soon as they could be brought
to the' attention of any official capable
of pausing Judgment on their accuracy.
As the day rolled along the officials
themselves became apprehensive, as
as shown by the frequency with which
they called for the latest newspaper
bulletins. At the close of the day, how
ever. It was again announced In the
most positive manner that the navy
department had no information to war
rant the report of any sort of engage
ment In the Windward Passage.
Covers the Cane Pretty Thoroughly.
This did not specifically cover
waters of the West Indies, but in A'vl
of the fact that the department has al
most pledged Itself to let the public
know of anything in the nature of a
general engagement, possibly the bul
letin announcement Is sufficient to cov
er the case. When Secretary Long
started for home after an exceptionally
busy day he stated to a group of news
paper men that the department had re
ceived no Information of importance.
In response to an inquiry as to where
the Spanish fleet was located. Long re
plied that his belief was that it was
still at Santiago de Cuba. Concerning
the reported capture of the Mangrove
and the loss of other ships the secretary
said that word had come from the com
mander of the Mangrove since the time
of the alleged capture, showing that the
ship could not have been in the hands
of the Spanish.
Spaniard Are Very Active.
The Spaniards appear to be making
ready for something more than a de
fensive campaign at home; or at least
they are trying to create that Im
pression by other means than news bul
letins. The navy department now has
through Its own reliable sources reports
of the greatest activity In the Spanish
navy yards, and of the prepara
tion for sea and for a long voyage of
two of the torpedo boat destroyers. It
Is given out that they are to join Cer
vera immediately, when his squadron
enters Cadis harbor. Possibly this
statement Is made with a deliberate
purpose of misleading American sail
era Into the belief that Cervera has
taken his way homeward.
LOCATION OF OCR FLEETS.
Wnara They Are Supposed To Tie Making
Clrrle of Cuba.
Associated Press Dispatch Boat Dandy.
Montego Bay, Jamaica, May 23. Copy
right, 1898, by Associated Press. The
waters south of Cuba have suddenly be
come the scene of great naval activity.
Commodore Schley, who left Key West
last Thursday with the battleships
Massachusetts and Texas, the armored
cruiser Brooklyn nd the armed yacht
Scorpion. Is believed to be cruising off
Clenfuegoa and Santiagode Cuba. When
the Dandy left Key West last Friday
morning Admiral Sampeon was still
there. It was the opinion cf naval of
ficers that be would fail- tor .Cienf uegos
supposed that she was a hospital ship.
but there is now no doubt that she car
ries a cargo of coal for the Spanish
warships. Her pretentions to be a hos
pital ship were obviously put forward
as a blind.
TheLnlted States consul has cau
tlonedthe French officials of the port
not to allow the Terror to take coal in
excess of the quantity necessary to car
ry the Terror to the nearest spanisn
port. It is reported that the Terror
will leave Martinique today. She is un
derstood to be in good condition,
NEWS THAT IS HEARD AT MADRID.
Nothing Positive That Reveals the Situa
tion in the West Indies.
London, May 23. The following dis
patch has teen received from Madrid
dated 1 a, m., Wednesday: "Nothing
positive is revealed as to the situation.
Lieutenant General Corres, minister of
war, ha received a cablegram from
General Blanco saying that American
warships are in front of Santiago. Cap.
tain Aunon, minister of marine, has
received a lengthy dispatch from Ad
mlial Cervera, replying in full to in
structions. The minister of marine re
ceives nobody. He is working day and
night. Yesterday he presented to the
queen regent every detail of the plans
at Santiago de Cuba, showing the de
fences and the security of Admiral Cer
"Admiral Camara has gone back to
Cadiz with sealed orders. It is said that
on his arrival there he will arrange for
manoeuvres of his ships at sea, for
trials cf speed, gunnery and everything
necessary, to satisfy himself that the
squadron Is in efficient condition. He
will depart for a destination undivulged.
Senor Capdepon, minister of the interior,
says a telegram received ny the war
office frcm Manila reports that the na
tives are disposed to remain loyal to
Spain and will defend thev territory
against foreign Invasion."
SPANISH COXSCL IS FRESH.
Drmandi the Right to Search a British
Ship for American Secret.
Kingston, Jamaica, May 23. Copy
right. 183S, by Associated Press. The
Spanish consul here, acting under the
nuetrality proclamation, asks of the
colonial authorities the right to search
the steamer Adula when she arrives
from Cienf uegos tonight. He Is In search
of dispatches from the American block
ading fleet to the navy department, and
of communications from spies. He avers
that on her previous trip from Cienfue
gos the Adula brought mail from the
united States cruiser Marbiehead, ana
he cites the Britten neutrality laws de
daring that official dispatches are con'
The colonial authorities, after inquiry,
replied that no proof existed of the ex
istence of official dispatches from the
Marbiehead. but only of the personal
letters of officers and men, which were
accepted as an act of courtesy for mail
Ing here. The gpanlsh consul persist
ing in his demand for the privilege to
search all packages sealed or unsealed
and the persons of passengers, the co
lonial government replied that such a
thing could not be allowed without
proof of reasonable probability. The
colonial authorities are understood to
have inquired of London for advice.
LATEST NEWS FROM MANILA.
ALL Oil THE QUI IE
At the Two Outposts in
Southern End of the Uni
KEY WEST AM) TAMPA WATTIHG.
Rioting Break Out and Starvation Is Near
Insurgent to Attack.
Hong Kong, May 25. The Japanese
cruiser Akitsushltma, which arrived here
yesterday from Manila, reports that
when she left there rioting had broken
out and a number of houses had been
burned. Food was daily becoming
scarcer, and horse flesh was sold at $1.50
a pound. The Spanish volunteers were
making angry demands for pay and
food, which the Spaniards were utterly
unable to satisfy. The cruiser reports
that Admiral Montljo is awaiting trial
by court martial for alleged incom
petency during the engagement with
the United States squadron under Com
modore Dewey, while the captain of (tie
Spanish revenue cutter Callao, captured
by the American warships, is to be
shot for not making resistance.
Aguinaldo, the insurgent leader, had
a great reception on his arrival at the
Philippines from Hong Kong. Rear
Admiral Dewey supplied the insurgents
with two guns and 300 rifles, and at the
time the Japanese cruiser left Aguin
aldo was expected to make an immedi
ate attack. The archibshop cf Manila,
announcing in a pastoral that four
Spanish warships were coming, prom
Ised victory for the Spaniards.
Bout of Horn. Peter White
Marquette, Mich., May 25. A white
bust of Hon. Peter White, presented by
the citizens, was unveiled In the pres
ence of a large crowd at the Opera
House last night and presented to the
board of the Peter White library. The
bust Is by Trentanove. The sculptor
was present. -
At 1. ii. I nomas urug store, a
marvelous cure forkldnev complaints
nervous exhaustion and female weak
ness. It is Foley's Kidnev Cure.
For Sale by T. II. Thomas.
Great Events Looked for at Both Places
Alleged Spy Captured at Key Wert An
other Account of tha Cardenas Fight
Engagement at Santiago da Cuba
Tampa Believe tha Move on Cuba Tery
Near at Hand.
Key West, Fla., May 23. An Impor
tant arrest of a supposed Spanish spy
was made last evening by United States
Marshal Hoar. The prisoner is Domln
go Sapatero Jimenez, whawa9 among
these captured on the steamer Panama
and has since been held aboard ship as
a prisoner of war. Jimenez is supposed
to have obtained information concent'
lr.g New York harbor and its defenses.
with charts of the harbor, which he is
attempting to get to the Spanish author!
ties. He is about 40 years of age, I
Spaniard ar.da civil engineer, and tells
very conflicting stories. He stoutly de
nies he charge and a search has failed
to And the alleged charts. He will be
held until a thorough Investigation of
his case has been made.
More of the Cardena Fight.
A new aspect was given yesterday to
the engagement at Cardenas, where En
sign Bag ley and four men of the United
States torpedo boat Winslow were
killed, by a statement cf insurgent Col
onel John J. Jova, who has been fight
ing under General Maximo Gomez. Col
onel Jova has been in Cardenas since
the engagement and he says the mor
tality on the Spanish side was by no
means so great as reported at the time
in the United States. According to his
information, which seems to be cor
roborated by the testimony of other
Cubans taken aboard from Cardenas
by the vessels of the blockading fleet.
only nine' persons were killed on the
Spanish side. A shell from one of the
American ships fell In one of the streets
of the town, killing two women anft
three children, while three sailors and'
cne medical officer on a Spanish gunboat
fell under the Are of the United States
No Batteries Were Engaged.
The firing from the shore was not
from a masked battery, but from the
three Spanish gunboats, to attack which
the Winslow was sent In. Two of them
were disabled, but not permanently
damaged, and the third ran away. No
fewer than three Spanish flag9 were
brought down by stray shots from th
Wilmington's guns. One shell struck
the flagpole on the Casino in the heart
of the town, crashed through the roof
and exploded in a china shop below.
The place was wrecked, but no one was
hurt. The second flag to come dow
was flying from the Spanish barracks
and the third from a building formerly
used by the American consulate, flying
defiantly on the very pole where the
stars and stripes had once waved.
Sharp Fight at Santiago de Cuba.
The United States auxiliary tug
Wampatuck brought in a story of
sharp skirmish off Santiago de Cuba
last Wednesday. The tug with the
United States auxiliary cruiser St.. Louis
went Into the Santiago channel to cut
the cable. While the vessels were en
gaged in the work they were fired on
by the shore batteries. The St. Louis
returned the fire and a lively fusillade
ensued for about half an hour. The
Wampatuck eventually succeeded in
cutting the cable. None of the Span
ish shots reached either boat, while
neither of them, in turn, boasts of hav
ing inflicted, any damage upon the ene
my. From Santiago the two ships pro
ceeded to Guantanamo, the " Wampa
tuck going in about 400 yards from shore
to cut the cable there, the St. Louis
lying out of range. The shore batteries
again opened fire and the St. Louis sig
naled the tug to come out. which she
did. without having cut the cable at
.Great Naval Battle Imminent.
The presence of the Spanish squadron
in south Cuban waters is confirmed by
all Incoming bulletins, although no In
formation has nen received from our
ships. The feeling that a great naval
battle is Imminent amounts almost to
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Blanco 1. Not Vet Cat Off.
Washington, May 23. Late yesterday
afternoon it was ascertained that the
cable from Santiago that was cut by
the American warship St. Louis was
not the line controlled by the French
company running from Santiago to
Hayti through Guantanamo, but one of
the two English cables running from
Santiago south to Jamaica. General
Blanco therefore is not isolated from
the rest of the world, but can still com
municate with the home government by
either the French cable going to Hayti
or the English one running to Jamaica.
Score oa the Ball Field.
Chicago, May 25. Yesterday's League
records on the diamond were as follows:
At Cleveland Washington 0, Cleveland
4; at Sfc Louis Boston 10, St. Louis 13
at Louisville New York 6, Louisville 1
at Cincinnati Brooklyn 6, Cincinnati S
at Pittsburg Philadelphia. PittBburg4
at Chicago Baltimore 15, Chicago 13.
Western League: At Detroit St. Paul
0. Detroit 2; at Indianapolis Kansas
City 12, Indianapolis 11: at Milwaukee-
Omaha a, Milwaukee 6; at Columbus
"n iiieonvla (, A. K. In SeMlon.
Appleton. Wis.. May 23. The thirty
second annual encampment of the Wis
consin G. A. R. opened last evening with
over 1.000 in attendance and as many
more expected. The Woman's Relief
Corps, Sons of Veterans and Ladies of
the G. A. R. are also holding a state
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