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ROCK ISLAND ARGUS.
VOL. XLVI. NO. 205.
ROCK ISLAND, Ha. MONDAY, JUNE 20, 1898.
I TRICE THREE CENTS.
BLANCO BECOMES SAUCY.
Notifies American Naval Officers as to What, Under Cir
cumstances, He Will Do.
SHOOT AT EVERYTHING
Spanish Government Refuses to Exchange Hobson and His
Associates at All.
KKY WKST, June 20. Naval offi
cer here cay that Blanco has
notified the Mockadin fleet that here
after he will recognize no flajjof truce,
.nMinr that every vessel' within six
mile of ratine will lie firtd upon
whether fly in g the stars and stripes
or a white Ha;;. It is stated that
Morro Castle keeps firing heavy shells
h at the l.loekailiii fleet. Friday a 12
inch shell ploded dangerously close
to au American warhi.
Spain U Artlnjc Stubbornly.
Washington. June i'O. The follow
ing was received from Commodore
Watson, in command of the hloekad
fleet in front of Havana: The
captain general states that the Span
ish government refuses to exchange
prisoners." Holison and his men are
the prisoners referred to.
nr.I.IKVK MIAtTKK II AS AKKIVEO.
Department OnicluU CunHilent American
Troup Are Off Santiago.
Washington. June 2D. No doulit is
entertained hy either flu; war or navy
department that Shaffer's expedition
lias arrived off Santiago. In fact it
is-Mieved some of the transports
werir Kighted Saturday night. l)e
Ixirkation will take place after a con
sultation with Sampson. It is esti
mated that landing will take at least
The president litis nominated Albert
Ames, of Massachiiscts, and Joseph
W. riunie, of New Jersey, brigadier
. PROVISIONAL .0 KKSMKNT.
One Declared In Cavite. and the Election of
Chicago, Juiu' 20. A siccial calde
today to the Record from its staff cor
respondent with Dewey reads as fol
lows: "Hong Kong, June 20. (Jen.
Filipino officially proclaimed a pro
visional government in old Cavlte
June 12.- There were great ceremo
nies, and a declaration of iudcjiciid
ence read renouncing Spanish author
ity. Augtiiualdo was elected presi
dent. The insurgent government
will not opjMtse an American protec
torate or occupation."
Situation at Manila Still t'lirlntngrd.
Manila. June 17, via Hong Kong,
June 20. (Copyrighted liy the Asso
ciated Press). The situation here is
unchanged. The insurgents are un
able to take Manila owing to lack of
licld guns. They could not take it
even if Ifc-wey permitted, which he
will not. Thcreport that transports
from San Francisco have been sighted
is not correct. Theyi re expected
June 20. All foreigners are leaving
in neutral ships.
Held njr Philippine lniirgfnt.
Hong Kong. June 20. A steamer
from Manila say the insurgents now
hold 1.IH10 natives and 4.1MH) Span
iards, together with their arms.
Drill ly nf American SM Handy.
Madrid. June 2". The belief is ex
pressed ill government circles that
Capt. (Icn. Augusti will ask a foreign
warship to land detachments to oc
cupy Manila on the ground that lit
is no longer able to resist the insur
1re Iowa Men Krach 'Frisco.
San Francisco, June 20. One hun
dred and lift v men from the 51st Iowa
arrived thisnoriiing and marched to
Keyal aakct the food para,
holean anS delicto
. cf m . qv
THAT COMES IN RANGE.
Camp Merritt. The troops were
cheered by crowds enroute.
Hawaii in the Senate.
Washington, June 20. The senate
committee on the Nicaraguan canal
has agreed to report a bill for the con
struction of the Nicaraguan canal
practically by the United States, the
maratiuie canal company to be con
tinned, but all the stock to be held by
the- United States. Nicaragua and
dost a Rica. In the senate, l)avis, of
Minnesota, chairman of the comniit
mittee ontforeign relations, moved
that the senate proceed to the consid
eration of the Hawaiian annexation
resolution, and said the intention
of the committee was to press it to
the exclusion of ordinary matters. It
was taken. up.
EFFECT OF TIII'KSDAT'S FIRING
Seem to Have Itvrn the Vtter Destruction
of Snntiago'ii Offense.
Associated Press Dispatch Boat, oft
Santiago de Cuba, June 18, via Kings
ton, Jamaica, June 20. Copyright, 1S98,
by Associated Press. A careful In
spection of the fortifications along the
crest of the hiils defending Santiago
harbor sinue the hombarSment Thurs
day morning shows that the American
gunners spread wreck and ruin every
where. Some of the batteries were de
molished y-yond repair. The vultures
which circled on level wings over the
hills for hours after the firing ceased
furnished gruesome evidence of the fa
tality among the Spaninh soldiers. Hun
dred! of troops could be seen from the
V.ii s diefilng In mounds of er.rth piled
up by the explosions of the prejectiles
from the heavy guns for bodies, while
their heads were fanned by the wings of
tie black scavengers of the battlefield.
The two hilltops seem literally blown
away. These marked the places where
the 2C0-pound charges of guncotton'
blown l.y the Vesuvius landed. Put the
most ominous taken of death flew from
Morrn castle. The safSron flag of Ppain
was half-masted for several hours. The
siKnifiaanee of this is not known. It is
not customary to half-mast flags, but
possibly some Spanish leader was killed
by the heavy fire of our guns.
There was evident demoralization
among the Spanish troops during the
bombardment. Officers could be seen
with drawn swords driving the men ta
the puns, but even then they could not
be forced to stay so long as our guns
were directed at them. The fifteen min
utes' night work of the Veruviws had
shattered their nerves. It is belieVed
by some that the lH-inch rrojectile fired
from the Texas which was aerorted to
have exploded the powder magazine in
one cf the western batteries did not fall
in the battery, but went beyond and
Mew up one of the ships In the harbor.
A dramatic incident cf the bombard
ment was the act of a Spanish officer
who bravely ran along the parapet un
der a heavy fire, encouraging his men tc
stand by their guns.
Shot and shell rained about him. and
after one terrific explosion he was seen
no more and the parapet had disappear
ed. He could rot have escaped death.
From the foretop of the Brooklyn, 2.9W
yards distant, the men in the grounds
could be noticed, but a minute later
dust and flying debris would take. their
places, and when ths smoke cleared
away only a spot of rd earth could be
seen guns and gunrers had been swept
away. It was the most deadly and de
structive 1'cmbardment of the war thuf
far. Scarcely a shot from the big guns
of the squadron went astray. The aim
of our gunners was surerh and not only
were the coast forts annihilated but the
batteries on t'ayo Smith, up the harbor,
The orders of Hear Admiral Sempson
were: "First silence the batteries on the
rhore and thn continue firing until the
fortifications are reduced." This order
was strictly obeyed.
HOW HLANCO'H MEN AKE FED.
Scrim To He No Trouble at All ta Get Foot!
Associated lress Dispatch Boa!
off Santiago dc Cuba. June IS. via
Kingston, Jamaica, June 20. Copy
right. 1S9S. by the Associated Pres3.
Three large cargoes of supplies art
known to have run the blockade al
ready, and iiuantites of food are
smuggled to Havana, by. way of the
ls'.e of Pines. Cienfuegos, and other
points cn the southwest coast having
direct raiiroad communications with th
capital. It is believed, however, thai
nothir.g reaches Santiago f r m any o'
Poit Antonio. Jamaica. June 20.
Copyright. 19$. by the Associated
Press. Well.authenticated rejortshave
reached here that Havana is receiving
surplies through Batahano, on the
south side of Cuha. opposite Havanp
It Is almost Impossible to get provisions
on the island of Jamaica, all supplies
Deir.g sola to a Spanish agent.
Pond Don't Like the Frrxpeet.
Madrid. June CO. The statement that
President McKinley has sent to Admiral
Cervera and. General Pando messages
sayllig'that he would noia tnem person
ally responsible for the lives of Lieuten
ant Hobson and his men has produced
a disagreeable impression here in mili
tary circles, as showing that President
McKinley distrusts the military honor
of the Spaniards who on their part de
spise all threats. Such messages. It is
declared, render the future exchange of
the prisoners most unlikely.
Sensational News Not Expected.
"Washington. June 20. The transports
with the troops for Santiago are ex
pected to arrive not later than some
time today, but nothirg of special inter
est beyond their arrival is anticipated
for two. or three days at nhe earliest.
The landing of an army on a hestile
coaflt,.it is pointed out, is not a matter
of a few hours even under favorable
circumstances, and then fore the offi
cials will not be surprised if a forward
land movement is not begun before late
In the present week.
Charge of Mutilating Boole.
Madrid, June 20. In the chamber of
deputies Saturday Senor Salmoron, the
Kepublisan leader, asked the eovnrn-
ment to institute an inquiry in order to
rrci posltlvejy contradict the reports
that bodies of American marines killed
at Guantanamo had been mutilated b
the Spanish troops. The minister f the
interior, henor Cr.pdercn, replied that
the reports were base calumnies and
that an inquiry was unnecessary.
Spanish Flag for Hilly" HaMiii.
Washington. June 20. The first si.uve-
nir of the great r.aval battle which was
fought in Manila lay Yr.y 1 was re
ceived in this city. It was a Sp.ir.ii'i
flag fully twenty feet long nr.d in pool
condition. It came r.ct to Presidtnt Mc
Kinley or Seuretary Lenc. but to VV. V..
Mason, senatcr from Illtncls u present
from the ship's comprry cf the o:yn.
pia. Lord' Iy at Camp Atcr.
Washington. June CO. At Canin Alger
yesterday the usual camp rc.utlr.e wes
practically suspended. Rt'.igiot svervii e s
were held by all the regiments, rhiip'nii
A. U. Morgan, of the Sixth I!l.noi who
has been connected with the regimen:
since ISM. delivered his farewell se--m( r.
yesterday, die was compelled to usn
on account of bad health.
WIoi!siit Hattery "leu Happy.
Milwaukee, June 2C The battery 1-oyr
are happy. Word comes fn m Wash
ington that thev r.re included in the
oorJ call for volunteers trtl nio to o
to the front. For weeks the Firit bat
tery has beer waiting fr:r the ;irral
'Forward:" It has arrived, in u!d::ioi.
to the buttery Wisconsin If chIImI o:i
for one reImer.t of infantry. Vin'er the
promise made by Coveinr Scolii Id t"-.:s
means that the remnant of the U
Fourth regiment will b t:ie nuclei's of
a regiment that will take tl:e field vr.der
Illinois NotiQed of the Sail.
Springfield, Ills., June 20. At Govern
or Tanner's office Saturday a dispatch
from the war department was received
asking for two regiments of volunteers,
which Illinois Is to furnish under the
second call for troops. The regiments
are already organized, and are Colonel
Campbell's regiment, southern Illinois
volunte'ers. and the colored regiment or
ganized out of the Ninth battalion of
Another Regiment for Michigan.
Lansing, Mich., June 20. Governor
Pingree has received a call from the
war departmont for another regiment,
and will at c-nee set about filling it. In
fact, all preliminaries have been well
under way for some time, and the new
regiment will be ready for the field in
much less time than thos which pre
HEMP NSCKTIE GOOD FOR HIM.
Wisconsin Man Who t iiiloulitcillv Held
Life 1'ntirHly Too Cheaply.
Portage. Wis., June 20. Edward
Scherbarth, a German fanner residing
just outside the vily. shot and killed
his wife yesterday afternorn. The ball
entered the left eye aad penetrated the
brain. THie man and woman were alone.
Scherbarth was under the influence of
liquor, and said to persons who arrived
on the scene soon after the shortingthaf
he hfd been Indulging in a little target
practice with his revolver when his wife
came out of the house and bandied him
about his roor marksmanship, saying
among other things that he could not
hit the side of a barn. It enraged him,
and he pointed the revolver at the wom
an and fired.
LEE'S SECRETARY KILLED.
Struck by Lichtniac Ont of a Clear SkT a
He Wa Going But bin?.
Jacksonville. Fla.. June 20. When
about to go in bathirg at Tablo Beach
yesterday afternoon James T. Gate
wood, privat? stenographer to General
Fitzhugh lye, wa.s struck by lightning
and in:-tantly kilVed. The lightning
came from a ctear s-ky. hittin,; Gate
wood at the base of the brain and pass
ins down the spinal column.
House Dors I.lttle ItitmineA.
Washington, June 20. Saturday's ses
sion of the house was devoted chiefly to
eulogies upon the life and character of
former Senator Harris, of Tennessee
Prior to hearing eulogies some consid
eration was given to a conference re
port upon thS District of Columbia ap
Michigan War Loan.
Lansing. Mich., June 20. Subscrip
tions for 1100.000 of Michigan war bonds
were asked for week before last, and
applications aggregating 1600,000 have
been received from citizens of Michi
gan. Tlie banks closed today. Sub
scribers for small amounts will be glTen
Steel Mill to Cloe.
Pittsburg. June 20. John J. Jarrett,
secretary of the Association of Iron and
Sheet Steel Manufacturers, announces
that negotiations are on looMng to clos
ing down all of the association plants
for fiix weeks comencing July L
Sighted the Manila Kxaecution.
Hong Kong. June 2". The British
steamer Tuen Sang arrived here from
Manila on June 14. On leaving Manila
the Yuen Fang sighted a number of
vessels believed to be American transports.
CAPTURE OF MANILA
Reported in a Dispatch Received
at Paris from the Span
IMPOETAET 0SDIS FROM MADRID.
Communication with Other Points cf
the Philippines To Be Had
at Any Ccst.
Keeonnoisanrex nf the T.ittors of Santiago
de Cuba Indicate Trouble When tVe
Ljtml Troop Spaniard Swarm Along
the Shore at AH I'olnt Further Ac
count of t'.iv Iaiimi:e to the Santiago
lcfenwit Done by Wednesday Bom
bardment lo port TJuit Shaficr Has
Landed at Santiago.
Madrid, June 20. A private dispatch
received here from New York says Gen
eral Shafter's expedition has landed
near Santiago de Cuba end will attack
the tovn immediately.
Paris. June 10. The Madrid corre
spondent of The Temps says that it is
reported there that Manila has capitu
lated, though the ministers fcave not re
ceived any news to that effect. Accord-
LIEUT. COL. HfNTINGTOX.
Ing to tha came authority -hoe Spanish
consuls at Hong Kong, Shanghai and
Singapore have been ordi red to organ
ize at an- cost the nut rapid com
munication with the portions of the
archipelago still under Spanish author
ity. Off FantiRtxo de Cuba. Jnne is, via
Kingston. J.imaica.Jun I'd. Coi yright,
IMS, by the As.i.iat-d Press. Several
attempts to fiud landing places for the
United States troops within a distance
of two miles west i f Santiago have de
monstrated, ailing with previous in
quiries to tiie eastward, that the shop.!
for fifteen mik-s is lino.i with Spaniards.
While this will not prevent a landing
close to kanliago it may entail consid
erable delay aj the kui rounding country
must be thooushly rh -lied and c'.eared
befor the troops tan land in safety.
When Rear Admiral Sampson yester
day recvivuel advices that upwards of
thirty transp.-.rt.s would be hore today
he sent word that they should stand to
the south tea miles and lie there until a
landing place had been secured,
i.ot Into a Hornet'H Nrt,
Yesterday at daylight the launches
of the New York and the Massachu
setts reconnoltercd the shore between
Cabar.as, two miles west of the en
trance to Santiago harbor, and Guay
aganco, two miles further west, both of
which points lie east of the range of
mountains surrounding Santiago hay.
Tha launches pushed their noss Into a
hornet's nest. The brush was fairly
alive with Spanish troops, infttntry anl
cavalry, and the fire opened upon the
launches was so fierce that their re-
SANTIAGO DK CfEA FKOV THE IMLLS.
treat had to be covered by the Vix-n
and the Texas. When the Texas asked
permission of Commodore Schley to
take a hand the commodore seize-d th
megaphone, and shouted to Captain
Ptiillp. "Yes, go in and give 'em ,
Knpertlng Help from the Cnhans.
The Texas landed 4-inrh shells on the
battery at Cabanas, completely demol
ishing it. Lieutenant Sharpe. f the
Vixen, and I.b-uier.ant Harb.w. in com
mand e-f the launches, were both com
p!imentd l y Admiral Sami son for gal
lantry. It is lrfliivcd that the irsur-
gents who are in far'" and undr the
command "f General Garcia about fif
teen mlics we?t will r-niir effective aid
in driving the Spanish skirmishers off
SI -SHAY AT A SIP THOMAS.
Notorion R. ort 1 Cloned and the Day 1
Chickamauga Park. Ga June 20.
Yesterday was an exceptionally beauti
ful day at Camp Thomas, and a cool
breere continuously e.stir made park
life a deltght. It was significant:.? a day
of rest among the soldiers. All drtlis
were omitted anJ Sunday wa& gvn-rally
observed. . In this respect, the dar was
somewhat la ce ntrast" with many cf its
pr-dectssois. The chaplains it the
various regiments held re; vices and tUe
Y. M. C. A., and evangelistic cohorts
were aitiveiy at werk. The r?vereni"
with which tiiese services wtr? listened
to and the g.neral good crder which
prevailed a:ro: g the camps wre signifi
cant tf a h'rh moial tone whhh pcr-vad-s
the entire army.
The soldiers were f.n bidden to con
gregate at .points of amustirent ani
prae tie ally all tvmairfd in innip with
the exception f a conri lerab'e number
who had permiss:on to spend the djy
on Lcjkout mountain. The tfr.ms of
General BoynUt:. ind tV.e Ce,r.4;ri au
thorities to resicj eird. r at Lytl a:. 1
rid the outskirts of jjsjmWins hctiss hs
be.-n productive cf gcod results. Th'.J
was especially noticeable at I.yt'.o,
where all the silonrs anl gi:nleir.j
houses weie tn-rr.n t'ci'ly salfd. and nj
sol.Iiers were a'.iow. .1 t-.cr du:i..s; tin
entire day. Kec-uits for vri nr. rciri
mentr, contirued to pour in from a!l ib
ractions and by nfht The number tr
riving reached too. n-sliin ; a '.nt'i i -,
three days uf nearly 1 S- 0.
From this time cr. until th !.t 0 0 end
more have reached the pari: the daily
arrivals promise to incrare rapi.'ly ir.
point of n'i:!iur.-. At lifajiju irters
there Is ikireased cttivity tu pr.v.'.!e
fe.r and eejulp these rocruits. Anne?
the recent arrival in camp is r.ripadior
Go'iiril McJCee, of Indianapolis. As to
the expeeted move of troops from the
paik there is as yet notbinij ilefinil.'.
Colonel Kichards said that no orders
hail bi en Nsuod fi r troops to leavt
hero and that there lia l been r.o nt'.mr'.
tion cf an irr.mcdiale movement. iJ.-n-eral
Grant's swv-ond r-view and battle
exorcise v.iil take jiir.ee during this
John Smith, company E. Fifty-second
Iowa, l.'ft cam; without permission
nearly a week a;;o, cad litis not bu'tn
heaid fn m.
Kecfieit tu tlie Iiiaiiionil.
Chicago, June 10. Following are Sat
urday's I-eaeue records ut basi? ball: At
Philadelphia New York S. Phil.uli-lphia
6; at I'.rooklyn linl'imore T. Hrooklyn
5: (second tame) I'.a'timore S. I'.rooklyn
IS: at Huston Wavhitigton 3. Huston 1J;
at Pittsburg CI. v.-lnnO 4. Pittsburg 10;
at St. I.ouls Luuisv ill" 4. St. I.ouis 7: at
Chicago Cincinnati 4. Chicago 10. (Sun
iSay) At Clevelatid Pittsburg 3. Cleve
land 4; at Chicago Cincinnati 1. Chica
go 10; at St. I.ouis Louisville 6. St.
Louis 7: (second came) LouisvlUe C, St.
Wtesn League: At. St. Paul Co
lumbus 3, St. Paul I: at Minneapolis
Detroit 3. Minneapolis C; at Kans.is City
Indianapolis 2. Kansas City 3: at
Omaha Milwaukee 2. Oraaha '3. (Sun
day) At Minneapolis IWtrolt 2, Min
neapolis 8; at St. Paul Columbus 3. St.
Paul 0; at Kansav City Indianapolis 3,
Kansas City 5; at Omaha Milwaukee 1,'
New York Athletic Heat Chi
Chicago, June The JUi rcurv font"
team of the New York Athletic club
swept nearly everything before At In
dual stmes acainst the ( hl.a,-.. aii,.
letic association at l'ai ksideSaturday I j
cure vi lu 10 V
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FACTS ARE STUBBORN.
If ltork Iland People Are Not Continrril
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Our rentiers must have lioticcl in
the jast few years how cures" have
multiplied in the ncwsj:ipcrs like
niushrMms in a meadow, and follow
ing the pl,tliora of "cures"' tlie p-n-cral
puldif have turned rcmarkaMy
skeptical. Facts are dcinaiidcil. hut
it has also bvecnio essential to know
who supplies thorn, where thev arc
from, in line, whom they huxc cured.
Ihiiilitino; Thomas will not accept at
jmr inTcIiltle cures on the other side
of the continent. He wants it at
home. '-(Jive lis some nciirliUir. then
I will lKdicve."' is what he aks for.
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Mrs. Philip WcU-r. of 2722 Seventh
avenue, says: -My kidney have
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treated by a physician, who Ix'iicfitcd
me for a time, hut it was not l;itiii.
I snlTcred continuously from puins in
my hack and then- was no cessation
to it. Any cvortioii always im-rcascil
the pain, ami there were bImi other
symptoms of kidney disorder w Inch
were annoying. When I Hmk the
Ieat cold it always settled in niv
liack and then I did suffer. I saw
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