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ROCK ISLAND ARGU
VOL. XL VI. NO. 197.
BOCK ISLAND, ILL., FRIDAY, JUNE 10, 1S9S.
PRICE THREE CENTS.
TIE NAVY AWAITS TIE ARMY.
Sea Fighters Have Done Their Part in Battering Away
' Cubas Southern Defenses.
ALL IS READY FOR THE
Big Fleet to Convoy Transports England's Significant Ut
terances as to the Present Situation.
OX I'-OAKD tin; Associated Tress
Dispatch Boat Wanda olT Santi
ago ile Cuba. Juno 'J, 4 p. in., via
Kingston. Jamaica. Copyrighted ly
A-t-tociated Fress. The navy awaits
the army. The lilitinj; -drip of
Sampson ami Schley have battered
down the coast defense-- of southern
Cuba ami Mealed up (Vrvera's fled in
the harlnir of Santiago by ninkin the
collier Merrimac in the channel at the
flit ranee, which the rn lis of the fleet
cover unceasingly. Scout boats, run
ning umlcr t he shadow of Kl Morro, cut
the Hayticn cable and now hold 3. miles
wc.it of Santiago, including (iuanta
naino harbor. Umlcr cover of the
guns of the licet. eastern Cuba may
lie safely invested by land and
sea. Cervera's fleet annihilated and
the entire province and its towns and
harbors seized and held after a short
campaign, (luautanaino is an im
portant place. It has six miles of
harbor, which will be of great value
to the United States as an army and
navy supply station, coalingdepot and
Washington, June Hi. A powerful
fleet of 1H ships has assembled in
Florida waters to convoy troop trans
ports to Cuba at once.
Mantla-to lloiiilmnlment Again On.
New York. June 10. The Ticker
service semis out the following:
'Havana The American fleet bom
barded Santiago again today, the en
gagement lasting from 8 till 11. No
details are received."
Killed liy a Trcilc Kx-ilimimi.
Chicago. June in. The News
Jacksonville. Fla.. special says: "While
a party was at work wiring torpedoes
in the St. Johns river H miles Mow
here today, a torpedo exploded, kill
ing three men. and badly wounding
Lieut. Hart, of the United States en
gineer corps. How the accident oc
curred is not known.'"
('will (oiiiiiitintottloii Mill Interrupted.
Tort All Prince. Hayti, Juno 10.
Cable communication with Santiago
do Cuba is still interrupted and no
war news is obtainable.
KNCil.ANlr SHiMMCANT roslTION.
Irmly o Interfere for 1'raee or I left-nil tlir
I lliteil Slalrn.
London. June 10. In the house of
commons the government leader, Hal
four, in reply to the -picstion. said
the government would gladly take a
favorable opportunity for promoting
a cessation of hostilities between the
United States and Spain if there was
a reasonable prospect that the offer
would be well received and likclv to
lead to an agreement. Hut there was
not sutlicieut ground for lielieviujr
such a condition exists.
London, June in. The St. James
(iacttc this afternoon in a long edi
tiirial Hiiuts out the hopelessness tt
furthur Spanish resitence. and sug
gests that the American seek a set
tlement of the Cuban question by a
naval demonstration in Span'bb.
waters. It intimates that F.ngland
will prevent interference of other
Honor, to low Hoy.
San Francisco. June 10. The 51st
Iowa volunteers arrived here this
morning. They are the lcst
equipped of any that have come. The
Ked Cross society gave them a hearty
breakfast and loaded them with fruits
R.yal atakr. the foot para,
boleMB. aa4 .Hcla-aa,
ft, imju p&oa c., mew r&uu
LANDING OF TROOPS.
and flowers. They were given an en
thusiastic reception by the crowds
along the line of march to Camp Mer
ritt and cheered by the troops on
The War Revenue Measure.
Washington, June 10. The senate
took up the conference report on the
war revenue measure. Jones, of
Arkansas, said as one of the conferees,
that he had not signed the report and
would vote against it.
HANTIAIJO HAS FALLEN.
Arronllnjr to a Keport Current on Turku
Island, One of the Itahamas.
Cape Haytien", Ilayti, June 10. Copy
right, ISM, by the Associated Press.
A man who arrived here yesterday In
a schooner from Turk's Island, one of
the Hihamas, and about 110 miles north
of llaytl, said U was reported there on
Tuesday that Santiago de Cuba had
been taken by the Americans. Cable
communication between Cape Haytien
and Cuba is still interrupted.
Washington. June 10. It became ap
parent yesterday afternoon that the war
department, through the energetic of
fices of Its censors, has succeeded en
tirely In its purpose to kep the move
ments of the United States troops a
secret; for, beyond question, at the
cl:ise of the day It was Impossible to
lean, here where are the United States
troops which had been for weeks
gathering under command of Ocneral
Shafter in Florida. Stories of the ap
pearance of a myst rious warship in
Cuban waters llo.it. d through the navy
department during the day. The officers
quick'.y condemned them, daclarins that
If the boats were Spanish they were
nothlns- more than small armed
launches, ar.d not to be feared by any
number of transports convoyed by such
fine gunboats a the Helena and Ban
croft. But wh-n these stories reached
the war department they were received
with a different spirit.
Tninorlt Arc I'eiTeelly Helpless.
Nothing Is more helpless in warfare
than an unarmed troop transport full
of soldiers. She would fall an easy vic
tim to the Smallest gunboat, and the
soldiers knowing their weakness in this
respect are loath to undertake
to cioys the Florida straits un
til these disagreeable visitors have
been removed from the pathway. With
out respeet to the character of the
strange craft that are said to be dodg
ing the blockaders at Havana they will
bo removed from the scene of ac tion in
rbort notice, us it is understood that
Sampson has been made acquainted
with the situation and will be expeetel
t,. redeem his promise to provide safe
conduct tn the army when called upun.
Sampson Mif-ht Take Santiago.
It was pointed out yesterday by a
r.aval cfileer that the admiral since the
arrival of the marine battalion on the
Panther has at his disposal what he
may regard as a sufficient forre of men
b) capture Santiago even before the
trcops arrive. The SCO marines on the
Tanther added to the marines already
with the fleet would make a total of
about l.rixi men. Without impairing the
efficiency of his shirs. Admiral Sampson
could spare l.nou bluejackets for a land
ing party, and with this total force of
1.500 men if the insurgents who have
been armed by the United States gov
ernment do their share tt seems pos
sible for Sampson to capture Santiago
at short notice. Tie-re seenieJ to be a
very decided air of expectation yester
day afternoon among the officials who
are acquainted with the government's
plans in the campaign that almost
warranted n conclusion an engagement
of some k'nd was expected today.
1II THEY HIT THK CRAFT?
tVanhlp. Fire on One of the Spanish Tor
peln floats at NiehU
Chicago, June 10. The Associated
Press has a copyrighted dispatch from
Its press boat off Santiago de Cuba de
scribing the firing by United States war
ships on a supposed Spanish torpedo
boat Friday night last. It is absolutely
not known according to this report
whether the torpedo loat was hit. The
stcry says the boat was first seen by
the New Orleans and later Captain Tal-
gtr "reported that he had sighted a
fit ali steamer, perhaps a gunboat; that
she. bad failed to answer the private
signal, and that he had fired on her. He
believed she had escaped along the
beach, or had been destroyed, he could
not tell which. That ended the first
e-trcrience here with torpedo boats In
n-ival warfare. It was not until the
Torter found the torpedoes that ih
danger oi me anair was fully realised.
The Porter was steaming two miles
from shore and well to the eastward cf
Itorro castle when two torpedoes were
sea floating on the water.
Ensign Gillis Jumped overboard and
sra.n around them. He tried to tin
screw the war nose, but the torpedo it
self turned too easily in the water. He
returred to the, Porter and Commarjer
rremont finally' got onebT IBS torpedoes
safely on board. The other sunk as he
was getting it in. Commander Fremont
men nrougiit the torpedo alongside the
New York. It was n 14-tnrh Whit nhn.1
of modern make, and worth about J3,-
500. It was in perfect condition and had
any cf our shins struck it n-hiio it
floated it would have exploded and per
haps sunk the ship. Therefore the find
was not cr.ly valuable but most fort-
A curious fact is that the tornon
which sunk had an exercise head on and
had no war nose, and would not have
txploaed. This either means that the
Enaiiiards sre tprrilttv l?nnratit .Q
less about torpedoes. Precautions
against a night torpedo attack have
been a dlstineuishlne feature of Ad
miral Sampson's policy ever since the
commencement of the war, and Friday
night proved the efficacy of the ar
raiigements. Everything moved as
SMrothly as if in the case of a day en
gagement. In spite of the difficulty ex
perienced in seeing, the enemy, had a
corpeuo Doai ventured anywhere near
the effppMva rancre of fir if
tJeubtedly have been shot to pieces. It
Is Possible that there were tw-A tnrnertA
boats out, although only one is believed
to nave approacnea anywhere near our
ILLINOIS ENGINEER CORPS
to Be Organized at Once ray or the Prai
rie State Itoys Iowans March.
Springfield, Ills., June 10. Captain
Frank M. Hamilton, commandlngtheen-
gineers corps of the Illinois National
Guard, yesterday afternoon received a
dispatch from Washington ordering him
to proceed to Chicago and organize the
engineer corps of the state. A telegram
was received at the governor's office from
Adjutant General Corbin, U. S. A., who
says: "We expect to pay Illinois troops
at Camp Alger this week, but owing to
the lack of force we shall be unable to
pay those at Chickamauga before the
muster of June 30." Captain John It.
Inman. commanding the signal corps
of the Illinois National Guard, received
a telegram saying he had been assigned
as re:rultlr.g officer for the signal corps
Des Moines, la., June 10. The war de
partment has ordered the Forty-ninth
regiment to report to General Iee at
Jacksonville immediately. ,
Chickamauga Park, Ga., June 10.
Yesterday morning orders came to Col
onel Young, of the First Illinois cav
alry, to send men to the stations where
his stroops were originally recruited to
enlist men sufficient to fill the regiments
to the maximum limit of 10H and three
commissioned officers. They left before
Owing to the extreme heat that pre
vailed yesterday there were no heavy
movements cr prolonged drills, the day's
work being confined ..Imost exclusively
to battalion and regimentHl ma nocuvers.
This weather is regarded by the au
thorities as altogether the best thing for
seasoning the troops and acclimating
them to the more extreme heat to be
encountered further south. There are
probably twenty regiments out of the
fcrty-three here ready for active ser
vice, and it is confidently asserted by
the officers who were seen yesterday
that an order for these to move will be
forthcoming within a fortnight.
General Grant, who has been indis
posed for several days, has entirely re
covered and announced yesterday that
his battle problem would be worked to
morrow by the nine regiments of the
First division of the Third corps. The
general has devoted a great deal of time
and thought to the details of the battle,
and it is arousing much interest among
the vclunteer ar.d regular officers.
CHART OF SANTIAGO HAKUOrt
Obtained by Schley Minnlno; the Spanish
Chi.-3go, June 10. The Associated
Press has a copyrighted dispatch dated
c ft" Santiago June 4 stating that "After
driving the Spanish fleet into a more
protected prsition in the harbor by the
bombardment of May 31 Commc.dore
Schley opened communication with the
insurgents. They were urged to ob
tain, if possible, the names and number
of the vessels of the fleet Inside the har
bor. On Friday afternoon I.leutentant
Sharp, of the Vixen, went to the place
of rendezvous and received from the In
surgents a map of the harbor showing
the entire Cape Verde fleet with the ex
ception of the destroyer Terror insido
and close up to the city under the pro
tection of the gur.s mounted on Blancc
battery at the northern extremity of
"The ships there, according to this
chart, are the Cristobal Colon, the Viz
caya, the Almirante Oquendo, the Maria
Teresa and the Kelna Mercedes de
stroyed by the American warships since
this dispatch was writtenl, all cruisers
of the first class and heavily armed, to
gether with three torpedo boats. The
definitencss of this information natural
ly gave Commodore Schley great satis
faction. Although he had known that
several ships of the enemy were there
he was not certain that some others
had not succeeded In gettirg away or
tad been sent in another direction."
Fresno, Cul.. June 10. The state Pro
hibition convention yesterday nomi
nated j. r.. aiccomas, of Pomona, for
governor, and Robert Somers, of San
Jose, for lieut-naftt eovernor.
Keifer Nominated for Major General.
Washington, June 10. Among the nom
inations sent to the senate yesterday
was ttiat or warren J. Keifer. cf Ohio,
to be a major general of volunteers.
Tha Ie Mninen Klver Rising.
lVs Moines. .Iowa. June 10. The
IVs Moines river has risen four feet
in the p.it 24 hours, and this after
noon is riing four inches an hour.
It has reached a stage but a few feet
In-low the gnage of the flood of the
spring of a vear ago. The raTn last
night was -renerel over the north ami
west jmrtions of the state, and pros
pects are tor a continued rise of the
S. K. Fuller Ieat.
nicago. .June iu. . u. fuller.
identified for H years With the lumlier
trade of Chicago. Iowa. Minnesota and
Missouri, died todav.
Dominican President Charges Us
with the Responsibility for
HAS HO CLAIM FOE DAMAGES
Because Be Thinks the Anthorltles Were
Misled, and lie Is Not Rig Knongh, Any
how IIU Cool Talk About Shooting His
I'riKoners Thinks Jimines Out of Ills
Element When He fets into Polities,
Whicli Is Heureaux' Trade.
Cape Haytien, Hayti, June 10. Copy
right, 1S?S, by the Associated Press.
President Ulysses Heureaux, of the re
public of Dominica, believes he has dis
covered proof that the steamer Fanita,
formerly of the Clyde line, which was
used by Senors Jimines and Morales
In their unsuccessful attempt to over
throw the Dominican government, left
the United, States with the countenance
of th American government under a
mere pretense of takine munitions of
war to Cuba. President Heureaux ar
rived here yesterday on thje Dominican
gunboat Itestauracion, about midday,
from Great Iragua. While there he per
sonally made a charge of piracy against
Jimines, who had previously been re-'
leased on bail under a charge of having
violated the navigation laws. A Domin
ican agent was left at Matthewtown to
lock after the case until an advocate
can be sent there from San Domingo
to push the rrosecution.
Jimines a Novice In Politics.
The correspondent of the Associated
Press paid his respects to President
Heureaux on board the gunboat yester
day afternoon and had a long and im
portant interview with him. General
Heureaujc talked with the greatest ap
parent freedom as to the recent revolu
tionary attempt, ridiculing Jimines and
the preparations the latter had made.
"Jimines," General Heureaux said, "is
an able merchant and financier, but a
poor politician. Now, politics la my
trade. His plans were puerile, and such
ramifications of the plot as existed In
the provinces were not fit all serioufl."
General Heureaux said he had been
warned that Jimines wa9 conspiring
against him by an official to whom
Jimines offered a post.
Charge Aguliiot tho I'nlted States.
The ofilclnl carried the letter from
Jimines to the president. The latter
showed the correspondent notes he had
made of the results of his Investiga
tions, and also a bundle of incriminat
ing rapcra taken from prisoners and
from the bodies of the slain at Monte
Cristi. It was in this connection that
he developed the striking fact of his
belief that he has discovered tRat the
Fanlia left the United States with the
cot ntenance of the American govern
ment, under a mere pretense of palling
for Cuba. He has obtained a partial
list of her cargo, -rhlch includes! sev
eral cannon, many rifles, many thou
sands of cartridges, military accoutre
ments, saddles and unl'crms. The ves
sel was loaded at Mobile. All who went
on the expedition from the United
States went under assumed names.Jim
Ines calling himself General Rafael
HAS KO CI.AIVI AGAINST TS.
Thinks We Have TVen Misled, and We Are
Too Ilig, Anyhow.
President Heureaux coolly, but as if
enjoying a capital story, told how the
revolution was nipped In the bul, and
how he had summarily executed nearly
all the prisoners, reserving only those
who he tht,ght might be used In ob
taining further information about the
conspiracy. He describes the flight of
Jimencs as "cowardly." but he said dis
tinctly that he could make no claim
against the United States government,
believing that the government had been
misled through r.o fault of its retro.
Moreover, he said he recognized the
futility of a feeble country like his
making a demand which he could not
enforce against so powerful a neighbor.
,The papers seized, however, seemed to
show, he declared, that the leader of the
expedition had arranged to notify the
American government by a secret code
immediately if the movement was suc
cessful. They also showed, he continued, that
Jimenes visited offirials in Washington
frequently during the six weeks that
elapsed after he left Hayti. General
Heureaux expects that the English au
thorities will punish Jimcjies. His own
general policy he discussed frankly, de
claring that further negotiations with
the United States regarding reciprocity
depended now on the definition the state
department at Washington would give
cf the "moral support" it had promised
in the event of European powers de
manding the same privileges under the
most favored nation clause, and of San
Domingo refusing compliance.
President Heureaux denied the report
ed wholesale shooting of the employes
of Jimenes. asserting that the only two
shot were those found with arms in
their hands. Chucbu Mercado. a pris
oner on the gunboat, was spared as an
informer. The younger Villeneuva was
spared because of the friendship cf Gov
ernor Galite for his father. The papers
upon the persons seized showed also,
according to President Heureav's
statement, that the Fanita's cargo in
cluded dynamite, and that she had been
chartered from the Clyde line people for
lb) a day.
Strike Situation at Oshkoth.
Oshkosh. Wis., June 10 The wood
workers who have now been nearly four
weeks on a strike are showing signs of
weakening end it Is sail they will not
hold out as a body much lorgT. The
idea of the leaders of making recogni
tion cf the union and not wages the par
amount issue does not meet with the
approval of all.
Now He Tan Be Ily Hanged.
Berlin. Wis., June 10. August Ximrke,
a Polish laborer, shot and fatally
wou.nlep his w ife, as a rc;s.ult of a Quar
rel, .vimpke attempted to commit sui
cide when placed under arrest, but the
gun missed fire.
ATTACK OX A MAGAZINE.
Two Men Try to Knter That at Fort. St.
Philip Sentinel Hurt.;
Atlanta, Ga.. June 10. An attempf
was made on the night of May 19 to en
ter the magazine at Fort St. Philip on
the Mississippi river, sixty-five miles
below Xew Orleans. In endeavoring to
aprrehend the two miscreants the sen
tinel who challenged them was struck
on the head by a bar of Iron in the
bands of a hidden ally ar.d seriously
injured. The news of the affair did not
become known until yesterday. About
half-past 2 on the s-ornlng of May rJ
the sentinel on the parapet of th
Tenth battery heard a suspicious noise
In the direction of the magazine and on
creeping up to the house saw two men
tryirg to force the locks.
He challenged them, but they ran and
although fired at managed to scrape,
one of the men sending a shot through
the sentry's sleeve as he left. The sen
tinel pursued the two men ar.d as he
reared the rteps leading to the landing
a third man stepped cut and struck
him with a bar of iron, felling him to
the ground. The guards aroused by the
shooting came on the scene hastily, but
the three men escaped in a boat down
The Fight at Caintanera.
Kingston. Jamaica. June 10. The
fight at Caimanera Wednesday was a
cable cutting expedition. The Marble
head. Yankee, St. I.ouis and a couple of
gunboats went into the bay of Guan
tanamo and while the three first named
drove the Spaniards from their butter
ies into th" town of Caimanera the
two gunboats fished up tho Haytien
cable and cut it. The Cuban rebels
were co-operating with our ships at the
time ar.d the fitht was pretty warm.
Uoks Gloomy for Carter.
Washington, June 10. Little doubt is
expressed in army circles here that
Capt, Oberlln M. Carter, of the engin
eer corps, has been convicted by the
court-martial which recently tried him
for conspiracy and fraud upon the gov
ernment, and sentenced to a very
heavy penalty, probably includajg a
considerable term in tha penitentiary.
Postal Hank Rill Reported.
Washington, June 10. Senator Butler
from the committee on postofllces and
postroads, reported favorably ami had
placed on the calendar the postal sav
ings bank bill. The bill reported con
tains the leading features of the bill a
on this subject Introduced by Senators
Mason and Butler.
IV wry Made a Doctor of Lams.
Pittsburg, June 10. At tho annual
commencement exercises of the West
ern university last evening the degree
of doctor of laws was conforred on Ad
miral Dewey. The announcement was
received by the audience with great
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