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ROCK ISLAND ARGUS
VOL. XLVI. NO. 198.
American Flag Said to Be Floating Over the Besieged Town
of Santiago de Cuba.
UNITED STATES MARINES REPORTED LANDING
Fierce Battle Between Spaniards and Insurgents Believed
to Be in Progress at Manila.
IN;sTON, Jamaica, June IL
IA News has Ix-mi received to the
effect that tin? American marines have
' lauded on the shores of f.iiantanamo
Ikiv, anil t hat the stars ami stripes
an; now floating from the Spanish
Cajm Havtien, Hayti, June 11. Xo
direct news from Culia this moriiin;,
hut the rumor is aain eiirrent that
Santiago has fallen.
The Mpanlnh View Attain.
Madrid, June 11. An official dis
patch from Havana, ilatwl yesterday,
nays the American fleet Iminliariled
Santiago de Culia three hours yester
day inornin. l'he Spaniards claim
to have repulsed an attempt to effect
Several Spanish generals are iploted
as saying that Spain can continue the
war in Cuba two years: that it is use
less to talk of jM'are unless on the
basis of status ipio auti belliim. To
lit ieal circles declare that no sues
tions for peace have beeii received;
that Spain has decided to pursue the
war to the bitter end.
Kt. Louis lias a I'rlzn.
New York June II. A dispatch
from Port Antonio, Jamaica, says the
United States auxiliary cruiser St.
Loui was off Morv.nt Point yesterday
and she reported she liad captured a
Spanish merchant man just out of
Newport News, June II. It is re
Jiorted that the presence of the Span
ish warships ouiside of Virina (aw
is discredited. The cause of the scare
last ni;ht i not deliuitely known.
In Hie Intrrmt nt I'rnrr.
Itei-lin. June 11. The Kreuz Zie
tiinjj coiitirins the report that several
of the powers are consulting on the
sulijcct of mediation between Spain
ami the Initcd States.
Onlrrril to Leave
Huciios Avres. Paraguay. June II.
The commaiiiler of the Teinerano.
now at Asuncion, has been ordered
by Paraguay to either disarm his ves
sel nr depart as sunn as repairs of
the machinery are completed, which
must be done ipiickly.
IKHISOM AMI M t'.S WM Lt .tUKI) FOR.
Ilrltl.li omul oitli'lHllv Iti-port on Tlirlr
New York, June 1 1. -The Kritish
consul at Santiago sent the following
to the World via Halifax; Keplyinjr
to your cablegram. Lieut. Ilobson and
his men are well. They aiv also well
cared for by the authorities. 1 have
myself just seen them.
Signed. It madkn.
Kampaon'a I'ralsr of llnlison.
Washington. June 11. The navy
ilepnrtmetit posted a bulletin "riving
the details of the official report from
Sampson Uoii Ilobson sinking the
Mci rinia.'. The rcjHirt ives the de
tails as puMishod and recommends
'suitable professional reward to Hob
son and companions." Sampson
.say.-: "I cannot myself too earnestly
express my apprcciat ion of the con
diiel of Hob -on and hs gallant ri'iw.
I venture to say a no more brave or
daring tiling lias lieen done since
Ciishin blew up the AHermarlc.."
He (.tales there were hundreds of vol.
nntcers from ail the ships, officers
Itaval Bake fb food para,
whoktaoaM ma4 alk:lo.
and men. He .relieved Commander
Miller, who relinquished the com
mand of the Merriinae with the very
greatest reluctance. As liually con
ceived the attempt of another to carry
out the multitude of details which
had been prepared by Ilobson might
endanger its proper execution.
IIATTI.K KAOINU AT MANILA.
Spaniard ami Insurgenta Fighting for the
New York, June 11. A Hon" Kon'
.... o o
special Bays the battle for the posses
sion of Manila is in progress today
between the Spanish forces and those
of Aguinaldo. Admiral Dewey has
promised to prevent a massacre,
should the insurgents capture the
city. The Spanish governor has been
not ill 'd that unless he withdraws the
price put on the head of Aguinaldo he
will lie given no quarter. Otherwise
the rules of civilized warfare will 1
strictly adhered to. As a result of
the price on Aguinaldo's head three
attempts have been made on his lifa.
ALARM AT THE FORT.
Spanish Squadron Said to be Lurking in
I In- Vicinity of the Delaware Cape.
Havana. June 11. Copyright. 1S3S. by
the Associated Press. Several Ameri
can warships yestenfay bombanied
Haiiiuiri, some distance east of Aua
dores. and near the railway line to
Santiago de Cuba. Official advices from
Santiago say that the bombardment
caused no dami-ge. Halcjuirl ia u mining
locality, and so.T.e cf the mlr.es are un
ihr American control. At the palace
Vt Is denied that there was any bom
bardment of tfi Santiago fortifications
yesterday. f.. to. The foregoing Is
from a Spanish turrespondent.
NewrM rt News, Va., June 11. 2 a. m.
A dlppatrh Just received from Fort
Monroe says: "Intense excitement was
caused at Fort Monroe last nisht short
ly after i o'clock by a dispatch received
from the if;n;il station at Cape Henry.
itntlnK that Spanish warships were
lurking In that vicinity. A short while
later a mes.'age waa received from
Washington. Instructing the command
ant i f the fort to be on the alert. Re
ports n. to the number of (.hips seem
to rcinflllct. A lieutentant who was seen
after midnight said he had been In
formed that a Spanish battleship, two
cruisers and a torpedo boat had been
caught under the r:arcl.light of Cape
Henry, steaming from a northerly di
rection. F.irrylNMly rrrpnrcd for Action.
"As soon ns it was reported that the
enemy's warslilpshad been righted there
was great arvtivlty at the fort. The
big searchlight t-egan to sweep the bay
and signals were (lashed to the cruiser
Minneapolis, auxiliary cruiser Pixie,
and dynamite cruiser F.ufTalo, which are
anchiTcd off old Point. Quarters were
sounded, and the crews hastily prepared
the ships for nctkr.. The gunners took
positions at their jxrts. where they were
ordered to remain during the night. The
ships' scare Mights weic kept playing on
the waters. In the fort ammunition was
hurried to the big gur.s and the trops
ord. rod to their p.-sts. Some of the offi
cers wer,- with their families at the ho
tels, r.nd buglers were dispatched for
thrn. The men scurried out of the
hotels half dresred and hastened to the
fort. In the camp of the Maryland
trreps orders vrcre given for the men
to r.l.'ep in their rlethea wiUi their arms
il.-re I y."
One VmI a l.cnrmn freighter.
A dispatch that cam from Washington
stating that one of the vessels seen was
probably a Herman freighter had a ten
deniy to allay the excitement among
the guests of the hotels, but the officers
did not relax their vigilance.
CI HAN hiPLKITION POSTPONED.
So Chsiires To He Taken or Meeting
iSqi-adrou or Spaniard.
Washington. June 11. Out of the
maze of doubt and contradiction as to
the dispatch of the army of invasion ti
Cuba one thing stands out clearly,
namely, that the government, feeling
s:rong In Its present position and plan.
Is moving cautiously and with the de-
liberation which It believes will secure
j shocks unattended with disasters.
With this main purpose in view the
army and navy are co-oirating toward
the dispatch of the troops, some 25,001
in number, under escort of a strong
fleet of naval convoys, made up of six
teen warships headed by the battleship
Indiana. Undoubtedly hy this strong
fleet the trcops might have left
yesterday week, when one strong
naval cenvoy was ready for this ser
vice Flr:ce then, however, reports have
corr.e as to the presence of Spanish
ships In the North Atlantic.
Reelizlng that nothing was to be
EO.CK ISLAND, ILL., SAT UK DAY, JUNE 11, 1898.
ga'.ried hy haste it was Ceterrronfd ret
to take the one small chance of having
our trecp transports ir.er.accd by some
scouting ship cr the enemy. As a re
sult the tro.p transports have not pro- j
ceeded to Ctibd. either yesterday or any
other day. Thf y are in reading? to go.
but will ret bdv ir.til the ravel con
voy is ready to art rrrrany them, assur
ing safe conduct fr;m FlcriCa to the
point of destination. V.'hether that will
be today r tomorrow the war depert-'
ir.-nt decline? positively to say. and
there is authority f. r the statement that j
any reports purponlrg to give the hoer
or clay are unwarranted. .
The first official confirmatlcn of the
engagement at Ou-rtanamo last Tues- '
day came to the r.avy department yes-'
terday and was made the subject of a J
bulletin. The terms in which Admiral!
Sampson described the affair tended
strongly to take away the large Impor- (
tance that had ben given it in the un-'
official dispatches. There was a notable
failure on the pert of the admiral to
mention anything like a landing, al-'
though the statement that the Marble
head now hclds the lower bay. by impli
cation may carry withittheldeatnather
marines are ashore. Kldcrly naval offi
cers who have been in Ouantar.amo
bay describe it as admirably suited to
the reception of transports, with plenty
of water for the biggest of the trans
ports and enough for he smaller clasa
of warships that might be used to con
voy Jhem. The locality is one that
wounfl make a good base of operations
against Santiago itself. i
SPAIN IS ACTIVE AT SANTIAGO.
Twenty Thousand Troops There A Vklt
to the Insurgents Narrated. I
Associate! Press Dispatch Boat '
Wanda, off Santiago de Cuba, June 9, 1
via Kingston, Jamaica, June 11. Copy- I
ri?ht. 1S8, by the Associated Press.
ia nanuago ae tuDa mere are now
about 20,000 Spanish soldiers, chiefly In
fantry, but with a fair contingent of
cavalry an 1 J:eid artillery drawn from
the surrour.uing country. During the
daytime the cavalry skirmishes In the
Vicinity of the ly. returning at night
Bninisn Co .irnander at isiutiagn de Cuba,
to barracks. During the last few days
the activity of 'the Spaniards has been
particularly noticeable. Oxen trains
have been making their way to the
batteries, detachments have been work
ing on emplacernvnts. and there have
been other signs showing that the Span
iards are preparing a desperate resist
ance. Some guns from Admiral Cervera'a
ships may be removed to the forts. The
Insurgents, about 0,000 strong., have
taken a position on a mountain to the
westward. Two thousand insurgents of
this gathering are unarmed. General
Maximo Gomez, now about ir0 miles
inland, is making his way toward the
coast. Admiral r'ampson Is activity co
operating with the insurgents.- Lieu
tenant Sharp, of the Vixen, and Lieu
tenant Commander Deleharty. of the
Suwanee have been daily entrusted with
important missions and have carried
them out successfully. The Suwanee
has landed 300.000 rounds of small arms
airirtunition. ZOO Springfield rifles. 100
carbines. 3. (X0 machetes, with equip
ments and provis.ons. . N
To a corresiiondtnt of the Asso
ciated Tress Knsign Gilpin, describing
his experience at the rebel camp, which
is about ten miles inland, said: "I
found the insurgents a rough looking
and mixed lot of boys and old men.
ringed out anyway, carrying arms of
all sons jind a'l anxious to borrow ev
erything I bad. from my !. u?e tr-ny
revolver. Four ttranifh so di -rs in uni
form, carrying rities. mar.h 'J irt the
camp while I was there and said they
wanted to join the lnsv.'rg?nts. They
were enrolled, but a close watch was
kept on ti-m. a? thev belonged to the
c'A-it guard. A Cuban officer 'told me
such additions were not infrequent. The
Sptniards had Mauser rifles, which
were in fairly good condition." Con
servative authorities believe the United
States troops will have to carry out
their plan of campaign without placing
much reliance upon the insurgents
North Wisconsin Saengerfest.
Stevens Point, Wis.. June 11. Singers
are here from all parts of the state to
attend the North Wisconsin Saenserfest
which began last night with a grand
reception. Th local sinking society ami
their ladies took part. This morning th
dress rehearsal of the mass choruses
took place and this afternoon two grand
concerts will tie given.
Itisastrous lire in Detroit.
lVtroil. June 11. Fire early this
morniiio; ilcstroveit the Case powder
lniltlinr with all the contents, am!
ilamarei some of the linest business
structures in the city. The total
ilaiiiaj'e is upward of 'f 'JiHI.tMNI. Six
tirelllcll were severely lilirnisl ami cut
foelal nrainrnr; and Itclta.
Chicago, June 11. The Social Ie
inocraoy in convention ileciiktl ly a
vote of :rl to : in favor of the colon
isation scheme, for which tnrpxe it
was organized, ami aaint tiie ji'an
of jHilitical action rnoseiI by Debs.
Alwm Take Charge.
New York. June 11. A. '. Anson
took charge of the "ew York baselraU
club as ruana'srer todav.
III NEED j AN ALLY.
Chamberlain Tells the House of
Commons That John Bull
OLD ENGLAND CAN STAITD ALOUE.
But Alone She Cannot Preserve the Inde
pendence of China t'hderstandlng; with
America of Importance, He Says, and
Believes the "Irish Vote" Cannot Pre
vent the Same Hissed by Homo Ruler
and Cheered by Conervatlve.
London. June 11. Sir Charles Diike
in ths house cf ccrr.mcxs yesterday,
moving a reduction in the foreign office
vote, attacked the Marquis of Salis
bury's foreign policy cf cortcession. Re
ferring to the Fnited States, he said:
"Our better relations with the United
States are mainly due to the good In
fluence cf her majesty's ambassador at
Washington iSir Julian Faur.refote)tfor
the govern T.-nt policy hai' been rash
and feeble. Every one will welcome an
alliance of hearts with America, but no
alliance could be a war alliance." He
did n't believr in the po:biiity,mooted
by the secretary oi tate for the colonies
iChanibirr.a.r., of an alliance with Ger
Curzon Has Faith ia Arbitration.
The parliamentary secretary for the
foreign office, .Iaorge K. Curzon. gave
credit to the good Infaence of the Prit
Ish ambassador at Washington. Hut he
asserted that credit was due not merely
to the ambassador or to the exigencies
of the moment, but tn "IxH'd rWlisb:irys
friendly, calm and dlsiz?slont atti
tude during the dlA-ui-sUm cf eMCVult
matters with -America two ypara ego."
Curzon added: "An arbitration treaty
will some day be accepted." ..This state
ment was greeted with cheering.
Answering a question Curzon said the
subjects to be referred to the arbitra
tion commission all relate to questions
between Canada and the United States,
but some of them were of imperial in
terest. llarronrl Tackles Chanitierlnin.
Eir William Vernon Irarrourt.the Lib
eral leader in the hous. askirg Infor
mation as to the foreign policy of the
government, proceeded to criticise at
Iengththerrcrr.tspeech of Chamberlain
at Birmingham. He referred ironically
to the "pitiful spectacle cf the secretary
if state for the colonies standing, eap in
hand, before the powers and seeking an
alliance." remarking: TheChineseque
tlon must be settled. in friendship and
concert with Russia." He asked wheth
er it' would rot have been better for
fhamberlain to "postpone bis insults to
nussia" until the talk. d-cf alliance had
COLONIAL SKCHKTARV KKPLIES.
Explain III Birmingham Xpecch and Ad
mits That England VI nnts Allies.
Chamberlain, wbo on rising to reply,
was received with government cheers
and Irish-Nationalist hisses. denied that
there was any discrepancy between
himself and other members of the cab
inet. "I believe," he aid. "that our in
terests aremuch more closely allied to
the interest of Germany than to those
of Russia. The cabinet is not responsi
ble for every sinirle word nttorel by Its
membeis. but it is responsible fur every
declaration of policy and every impor
tant statement of fact. If there had
Veen a difference of opinion between
Lord Salisbury and myself, it would
have been my duly to resign. That is
my answer to ali these charges. I have
not resigned and I have not been re
jected by the prime minister."
Chamberlain declared that the object
of hia Birmingham speech was "not to
lay down a policy, but to stat? faeis ta
the country as to what I cor eel va to be
the conditions and great problems we
are called to face." The speec h. he con
tinued, had been made, and there was
not one word cf it that he intended to
withdraw. Great Britain could stand
alone, but in that case she could not ex
ercise the controlling Influence she had
hitherto exercised In China. "So long
as we are without alliances." he said
emphatically, "it will be impossible to
preserve the Independence of China
Chamberlain declared that "if It be
comes fcsvv.n fhat we are willing to
consid-r alliances It Is not unlikely that
advances would be made to us. A
mutual understanding with one of the
great powers would save a very large
addition to the navy." in concluding
he referred to the' importance of a elose
understanding with America." adding:
"In my opinion cn such a matter th"
United States would not listen to th?
Irish vote." But whether England or
America were menaced, he said, h?
hoped it wnOM be found that blood Is
thicker than watr, and. without desir
irg to force cither nation to enter into
an alliance with which a majority of
both peoples did not thoroughly symra
thixe. ha would resat h:s conviction
that the closer, the more defined, and
the cl?3rcr tj-.e alliance between, th?
United States snd nnf.sna. the better
it would be for both n.ui.ms and for
civilization. Chamrerla n's s.jce h end
ed arrld loud cheers from the govern
John Dill r. the Tr s"i Na'Kna 1st lead
er, protested a?tfrst C tunb; rlain's "in
sults to lh tr:h in .-'.meri.-a." Dilke's
motion for a reducWen in the f-'regin
ofilce vote cs a lebuVe Xo t.: gnveru
mcnt's foreigr policy was tljcn r?
Jjcted by the hcus? by a vet? of i,4
SOHT Oj? KKt iii ITS WANTED.
I'nmnrried Men PriT.-rred In-trnrtlons
to the lierrnitiiig Officer.
Washington. Jur.e fi. The war de
partment h. s Issued ins rations f rt':i
guidance of tha officers c f the volunteer
army detailed to reruit f. r their cwn
organizations tj fill it; m to the maxi
mum, under the seco:.d call of the- pres
ident for 75,d i. rr.tn. plksr.ls f. r en
listment must be tHf.ve-cn IS and
years old. or gooj c hr.tr. :trr ar. 1 ha'.::s
aLle-bodied. frrr- from C'.'tttt. ':r.J tr.i st
be able to sp tk the Un?.! si. larguspc.
Married mm will K crystal -:!
up-.n the srroval tf the rfri.n.n;: .1
foir.m3rder. Miners rrurt r. t t c
listed wither; the written rc:-.st..t .f
a parert or ez?rC:zn. Tbi- t.rm f
n-rvice U two yoe.rs. Fcr irf.intrv n-1
triiilcry tl-.e weight i.:k1 r t be
than 120 ai;d not rrore tlias,,:" pi um't.
tr.d fcr cavalry the wc'.eht is r, t t.. x
rctd 111 -oi-f.ds. though itiru-tir.g c ffl
ccrs are au hi i.t d in their iisi u-ti n
to :.oc' pt dt siiab'.e jpj iicct.t.' u n
pounds cr les: overweight i r ur.dr
For a regiment the maximum of all
grader, commissi, n. d am" cr.ii':t-d r.-.en.
must not cyc-; 1..1.S l.ifantiy cr I.:.'."
cavalry. For a coir.;.ui.y the mc.xlmu:n
cf all grades is le6 in Infantry. l(fi .n
eavalry. IT"! in IMd artillery and :() in
heavy artillery. Wherever practicable
the clioue by an accept-'d applicant of
a particular company of the regiment
or other organization for which the re-,
cruiting officer l. making er:listn:eSi
should be respected.
Commissions for llliiiol Olflceisi.
Piringfield, Ills.. June 11. Secretary
of 5!ite Hose Is engaged in rilling out
and forwarding commissions to the
regimental and company officers of Il
linois v. luntecrs. Thi're are nb.-ut .""
of them all told, and th-.-y ar beautiful
ly done on sheepskin in India ink, rhus
There are perhaps 12r. or more men In
the lty. who have drlftM from outsi.1
points for the purpose of enlisting. Th"
work of recruiting the regiments In th.'
field up to the m'.-ti'num ounht to btf
speedily acconpli.-h 'd.
Sent No InsirnctloB to AngnstL
Madrid, June 11. In the chamber of
deputies yesterday Snor Itomi-ioiiiroii,
nMnister Tor the colonies, in reply to a
question as to whether Captain Heneial
August! had been given intru.fcions In
the evtnt of being oMUe! H surrender,
and as to whether tli-s instrtn ti ms di
rected him to treat with Admiial De
ey, the American ronimander, or
Aguinaldo. the insurgent chief, said tha
government had given no instructions
on this subject.
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She is a seamstress. We nowak you
to listen to a ciiiiiiion-s.'iie talk for
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I have used two boxes of Kidneoids
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I hate a back that is free from pain as
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