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THE ARGUS, MONDAY, JUNE 27, 1898.
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curthsr Details of the First Se.
nous Engagement with
OTJB LOSS IN DEAD 13 SIXTEEN.
With Nire Other. Who Are Missing
atd Over Fi:t7 Wcunded.
Complrle I.M of T1ioe Known To Ite
ttcn.1 or lltirt-f arly lorty n4!. of
Bpnoiurtl. I'miml ki thn Itn.h, and Manj
Otlirn Wrr. t KlnnMurtly K Iliad
KonBh KUrn Their ro.lll.m la
tlie Koc f a Lratlra Storm tvmara'i
tlrvt at fort faJil.
Hr!fjiartrs General Cr.affe?, June
M, vl.t Tort Antonio, Jamaica, June 27.
rCr,!,yr!sht. br -Assorialrfl Fretis.)
The .nrrlrun tresis are new within
four ri.Ilrs f FantKso e'e Cuba. Two
brlgad'-n of Hrlca-liir Oneral Lawton'a
division lart r.IcM and today rr.ovrd
forward tost the village of F villa,
whi-r? the Spaniards were pxrevtcd to
tnakc a stand, and uroupicd the hills to
the right aid left. Two miles
beyond, far out In front of the American
forces end nrrupying the marts leadins
to FaRtic;o, Is a force f f l.CCO f'pan
Inrds. The entire Cul-aa army Is mass
ing for a co-i pcrotlve ati.k on San
tiago. Tort Fnl.1, Ji:o 27. Admiral Carrcra'a
rqua.rin is In tho harbor awaiting or
ders. It r a.'.ts f tha battleship I'e
layo. Admiral C'anmra's flnns-hip; te
Ironclad Krrprrcdo Carlo Quinton, two
armored cruiser, three torpedo hoate
and five tranrjorts carrying 4,00
JuraRim, Cnha. June 23, via KingriGn,
Jamaica, June 27. (''"lyrist. ISPS, by
Aasodatid I'lrfs. The inlll.il fi;ht of
Coloi.tl Wood's I:oiis;h Kl-'crs and the
troop r.i of the I1r?t and Tenth regular
cavalry will be known In history na the
bottle of La Qiinwlra. That It did not
end In tha complete slaughter of the
Americans was not due to any mlscal-
cot. wood.oftiik r.occ.ii r.iPEns
eulatlon In the it;m of the Fianlnrds,
for as perfect an ambuscade as was
ever formal In the lira I a of nn Apaie
kidlnn wa.i prcrnrrd. and Lieutenant
Colonel Hmsevelt and his irvn walked
pquarely Into It. For an hour and a
half they held their pround undent per
fect storm of bullets from the front and
aides, nrd then Colonel Word at the
rlsht and Lieutenant Colonel Jtncsevelt
t the Ivft led a' claims which turned
the tide cf battle aad sent the tnemy
living over the hil's toward SantiuRo.
It Is now ti.-iltiitny Know , uniit sixtean
Mien on th American side wera killed,
whib.' fixty were nnunilnl. or ar re
ported to be Piiasinp. It Is IsipoSFible
to laLtil-jt the S-'panish Unix's, but H is
known that they were fr benviar tti3n
these wf the Americans at ! as aa re
gards aetvnl loss of life. Already thlr-ty-sevon
dfinl Spaii'sh soldiers have
to en fi'ind and buried. wlUle many uth
w mr.!nultdl- are lyiiiB In the'thutk
indrrlriish cn the side cf the sully ami
on U:e sl -j ef the hnl, where the main
body of tre enemy v. ar- Iwated. The
tt'uundtd m nil removed.
I l-t of (Inr Known lel.
A cori;ile'. llct of the kilied, wounded
and tnlsitiR cn the American aid, re
Med to 4 o'docV Pnturd.iy, is ns fol
b v.s: Kill.-d --Crptsln A'lyn K. Cap
ron; Fcrgeant llan-.ilicr. Flrli. Jr.. Troop
L: FcrirrHnt Ioherty. Ttoop A: Ser
geant M j reus l lUis?'.!. Troep G:
I'rivate Lcgfett. Troop A; I'rtvate Har
ry llfffner. Troop tl; I'riate Mll
tlen W. Panron, Troi.p L: I'rivate
XV. T. Irwin. Tnmp H all of th First
volunteer rivalry: I'rivate Slen-
r.oe. Troop K I'rivate it. Work, Troop
E: Private Krupf. Trrwjp It; Private
Star:. Treof A: I'rivate . Troop
K: Private lielbe. Troop K: Trivate
Parlin, Troop K a'.l of tfc First regu
lar ratnlry: Crrronal Whit?, Troop K.
Te;Uh regular cavalry.
'mr of the Wounded Men.
"CVounded Majer James Rell. thct 1
the lr: Cnrt.iln Thomas T. Knox, fhot
In the stomach, serious: Lieutenant
Bryan all of Ftrt regular ravalry.
rrlvat-.s Fnmk H- eth. First volunteer
cavalrj" Ocorse Prlxton. Tnth ravab
ry: S. F. lahler. Jseih P-!e. John R.
Keene and M. L. Newcnmb all of thn
First volunteer cavalry; Mastin
Prell and Famuel Itedd. First
cavalry: Arthur Wheeler. Theo
dore Oryee, Kelly Mayberry and
James R:sell. Tenth r(tular cavalry:
Edward Marshall, "orrespondent New
Terk Journal and Advertiser, serious;
Privates SihuMer Whitney and Nathan
iel M. Poe. Corporal J. M. Fenn. Pri
vates J. . Peal and C. I- Ree4 and
Corporal J. H. Rhodes-all of First vol
unteer cavalry: Ferar.t Thomas
Ilyan. Tenth cavalrj;: Private F. J. Al
birtson. Trumpeter I. F. Mealrber and
Prlvatt George Roland. First volunteer
. cavalry; Privates F. A. Mi'Jer, Tenth
cavalry, anc D. V. Watson. First cav
alry: Private John Pamatt. Captain
James II. MeCllntock, Lieutenant J. .R.
Triomas. Jr., Privates T. W. Wiggins.
Robert Z. Bailey, and R. W. Reld, First
sroluateet carUrXL Pliviles. .Galas,
Tcnta cavalry, .Ar.d I'.elily, I lu't caT
Nine JI: Cutm'it Be Fcr.n J.
H.'sslr.fr Piivete M-r!ani Can p. Si r
Bsnt D. AY. V1, Trur-ecter T. li.
McDt n?.! i, Prhvtrs f . i. Cotn n'
Fred Chllw.t. J. g. ;rn. r. W. P. tb-rp.
J. K. Ftadmen and P. C. Den:?- First
volunteer cavalry. Ci-ptin MirCornirk
and Captain Lura, cf the Fi:st volun
teer cavclry, v,:-.o v.cre reported as
amens the c.-sd or v.xurijTf d. were un
harmed, as v r.a ftlro CoI,-.nd AYcod,
whom Adjutsrtt I!:i; rr ported cs mor
doxs tn:n:; ti ;.j.y rnKr.n::r.
notrlliey r.V-r Tj i-1 - . ?ner-
lenil A-!v: l!' .
Tret tha r;rr.-.-.r;. ;.cre i.u-rr.c:-h!y
pet?J as to i- i!e to Ve tetcn by
tha Atrerlc-srs !r. thrlr rr.i.vimeT.t to
wards f-fvKia v,-.s vtbtcrt. as srown by
the carefi.1 r-rerfcra:!f-r: th?y ha4 mr.fS.
Th? ir.i;n bcr"- cf the &i ar.lars wils
liosted on a hi:i cn t' heavily weeded
slopes of uhih b'.fn rrtctd two
Mcrbhci'Fcs. f.::r.y:.i by irr-RU'ar ;n-tren'-hrr.er.ts
of Li:r.-: ard t'lbn trees.
At the Vttcm f tl.: c- hills rt:n two
ropfls alonx v. Sfi'.h urt r..-.:;t Co!..r."I
itoosevelt's n on pt.S eij ht troops of thu
Fl?t and T..r.iU .-avalry. wit:, a htiv
V ty t f:,ur l'.:;iz.rs, tlv:4t:c 1. There
rAi'3r r.re I i:t !itll n.ore rhan nulli'.."!,
ronh and r:ii row. and f t r-!:iers a!r.:r
lmj.csal.1.'. In these trails the f;-;ht
( lined. Nearly l;;.if a n.ile r-:tratfd
I.csVeU's ire:i fi-..i:: the re?ulais. and
between th'iii wr.v! on both rides of the
riad in the tl:b-k ur.uci-i usU was con
(taird a Iur.it furc rf ?raninHs.
The 1jht was op'-nert by Hie First end
Teritii cavp.!:y u;:d r Cenrral Your-;. A
force of Fpi;n!brds v.as kr.r.m to be in
the vicinity of Ls Qurvina. and 6ily In
the murnln? I if i;tir.cf.t Cobm.-i r.oos
velt's men st.trtd o!T w the i r?-)itoi'
l.lKff bak .f KiVoney to att3ok the
Fpaniards on th-ir rijrV.t rr.lc, ftrneral
A'oun? at th- tkr.e :,V.nz the wad
f.t the font of Jl-.e hill. Ahout two sr.d
p. half mibT o-jf frrm Sibeney some Cu
bans, breathless and excited, rushed fr.lo
amp with tre anr.oueeemeiit that the
fiaaniards wcri but a little wey in front.
s;n'd ere ?ronglr entrenchsd. Quickly
fie llotiAVlvs mrt in the front
r.-rrs trrvrht ta lie rear, while a strcrg
F.-rct'nT r.n w?3 thrown oat.
Then certfeur-!? crd in si'rrre the
trcof, movrd fi i v.-.cl until a bend In
the road di.-'o-;oj a hill where the
Fpar.l5:'' w re-iccate-l. The gur.s v.ere
apain brought tu the front and placed
in rocltlon. while the rren couched down
In the rotd v.a'.tinj; to give Roosevelt's
men, who v.cre toiling oer the little
trail along the rrrst of the ridge, time
to get up. At 7:"0 a.m. General Yourjg
gave the ccrrmand to the men at the
Kotchkiss guns to open fire. The In
ciant the Hotchl-.irs guns were fired th,e
hillpiden commanding the read gave
fyth volley after voiley frcwi the llau-r-rs
of the f j anisrds. "Don't shoot un
til yen Feorme thing to rhoot at."
yelled Ge'r.eral Tcung, and the men
o'"ynd the order.
In the meantime, aw.-.y orf to the left,
crvld be heard the eracV of the rifles of
CoJonel Wood's men, and the regular,
dper-tontd volley firing of the Spao
i; h. Over there the American losses
were the greatest. Colonel Wood's men,
with an a-hrce guard well out in
front end two Cuban guides befrre
them, but nprarf ntly with ro flankers,
went squarely into the trap set for
them by the Spaniard's. Troop L. the
advance guard under the unforturaite
Captain Capron. was almost surrounded,
rnd but for the reinforcements hurried
ly rent forward every man would prob
ably have been killed or wounded.
"There must have been nearly l.ufio
Fj aniards in front and to the sides of
ur," said Lieiittr.ant Colonel Roosevelt
when discttrsing the fisht. "They held
the ridges tcltn rifle j it and machine
guns, and hsd a body of men in am
bi;r,h in the thick junsie at the sides of
the road over which we were advanc
ing. Our advance guard struck the men
in ambush and drove them cut. Put
they lost Captain Captvn, Lieutenant
Thomns and crbmut fifteen men killed or
wounded. The Spanish firing was r.e
c4 ate--so acrurnte. Indeed, that It sur
prixJ me: and their Erlr.s v.as fearful
"I want tp rny a word f.-.f our mn."
ccjtinued Lieutenant i'nel Koose
vrlt, "Every nRn-r and man did l is
dmy up to the handle. Not a iv.an
10 TIME FOR PEACE.
:gasta Declares the Hour for
Speaking of Peace Has
EUZIOES OP SUCH TALK GEOUSDEEK
Madrid Editors However, Arc Despon
dent, and Prefer Direct Xegotiution
with Vncle Stnito Iluropraa If4-rven-tlaa
Barcelona Mrrctiaiit Want the
V.'isr to Vud Squadron Preparing for
the iirfonsc of Spain's Seaioast.
Lcnim, Jue2 27. Tbe Slaclrid corre
spondent of The Daily Telegraph says:
"SK&r Cr.CiiEt-a yeytsriay said: Tha
rumors about peacs negotiations ail
the conditions for rnd'.ng hostilities are
utterly t-rcundkr'?. The time has not
arrived for speakinar of peae?.' "
llacrid. Jure 27. T:-e cabinet held a
long session yesurdiy f.r the parptre
of ilevi'ing national defences, h:;gasta
enclecvoiing to percade his cclleaiues
to defer the considcratiei of domestic
questions.. Changes in the ministry
were discussed. The tone of tl.? news
paper press Is dispond-r.t, and many
journals b. rr.onn the faet that the pow
ers have abandoned Fpain while she is
cV'frndins their eausv. They cay that
France huving received cenimercial
caictssions from AVasbington remains
irdiiVerent. while Germany keeps in the
baeifgeound and Russia uses Spain as a
ra:s; aw in her dip'o.-nary. Fp;in must,
in no -ase, the papers declare, Tooept
the interventi n of Eurore. It would be
better to treat directly witlt the enemy.
Risrclona 3IerrhantH for IVr.ee.
Eareelir.a. June 27. The Society of
th Frl?n:!s of tVace. cansistincrof mm
bers cf the leading commercial and
ee-r.otrde Iniiistriea. hava unanimousiy
adii.tcd recolutici:8 urging upon the
government tei; ncgotiate for pace.
DuririT a warin diseussb'n which pre
ceded the adoption of the resolution
several of those present advocated
peace at any price, but the majority
thought thewar should be prosecuted
until the Spaniards gained a victory,
"which would lessen the severity cf the
terms." It was obs?rved that since the
war there bad been a great decrease of
trade, and many factoriejp had stopped
working, thaj he workmen were suffer
ing, and that there vmld be distress In
several provinces If the haarest was
bad. The; Eiarlo. a mejcantlle and com
mercial organ, opposes the society, and
urges that peace should never be con
cluded cn terms which "shadow the
Cabinet Member Talks nig.
Madrid, June 27. The arrival cf tfce
Franish fleet at Port Said causes o
surprise here. Admiral Camara having
announced that he was going te the
Philippines. The threat of the American
government to attack thj Spanish
coast has had no effect. A third squad
ron is preparing for def?nseef the ccast.
A member of the cabinet In an inter
view yesterday tafd: "Let them come.
AVe will receive claem p.sthey deserve."
V.'lll Now Analyse the Meal.
Areola, Ills.. June 27. AnotheV case
of corn meal poisoning has developed
in this city. Mrs. Carlyle, who had
rartahen of a hearty meal of corn
bread, was seriously attacked with
vcmitintr. similar t that of the Von
L.anken family early Ust week. Her
throat swelled z.rA her fl -sh assumed a
red end purplish color. The symptoms
are peculiar, and the physicians are at
sea as to what particular poison the
meal contains. A quantity of the meal
ha3 been sent to Chicago fur analys's.
Senate Proceeding Suinmarlaed.
Washington,, June 27. Tbe senate Sat
urday adopt f.d the conference report
upon the sundry civil appropriation bill.
Turley eonthiuc-d his pocch agsinrt
Hawaiian annexation. During theses
sion the anti-annfxationists mademo
tiens to adjourn, and othr-rs such as
"Czar" Iteed would call "dilatory." but
were indignant at being called filibus
ters and generally lec tured by Morgan,
who was reiair.eled of his own tilibuster
in;r tactics at the last session of con-rrrss.
airxs auc m of s stt asj ike J T
Si Ul IIMB MAita. iff
FREE for a few montls to all users of the
celebrated ELASTIC STARCH, (Flat Iron
Brand). To induce yan to try this brand of
starch, so that yon may find out for yourself
that all claims for its superiority and econ
omy are true, the mckers have had prepared,
at great expense, a series of
exact reproductions of the $10,000 originals by MLrille, which will be given
you ABSOLUTELY FREE by your grocer ou conditions named below.
These Plaques are 40 inches in circumference, art free of any suggestion of
advertising whatever, and will ornament the rest elegant apartment. No
manufacturing concern ever before gave away ch valuable presents to its
customers. They are not for sale at any price, aad can be obtained only in
the manner specified. The subjects are:
American Wild Ducks, American Pheasant,
English Quail, English Snipe.
The birds are handsomely embossed and stand out natural as life. Each
Plaque is bordered with a band of gold.
has been the standard for 25 yonrs.
packages of this brand were sold
last year. That's how good it is.
ASK YOUR DEALER
to show you the plaques and tell
you about Elastic Starch. Accept
fcuv To Get Then:
All purchasers of three 10 cent or
lix 5rnt packages of Elastic 8 lurch
ll'iat Inin Brsndl. areculitlrd tore
reivefinHii tlieir grocer on of these
tv-mitifu Ciame Plaqaes free. The
J!:iiie will not be sent br mail.
1 liej rjn be obtained only from your
Every Grocer Keeps Elastic Starch.
Po not delay. This offer
U for a sbort taoe ouljr.
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tyt. Tx m. ICWk t. trTI pk. B. aaat aw . K Mk BBaaaan aaaak bwm awiw a 1 afe aaai aaaBBBH fl
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1723, 1725, 1727 SECOND AVENUE, ROCK ISLAND.
le Sale Another Great Bargain
Sheet and one that will be welcomed by thousands of our patrons, coming as it does just be
fore the Grand and Glorious Fourth of July. Many items which are mentioned below, will strike your pocket
book right. We mention-particularly our Millinery, Wash Goods, Ribbons and other goods suitable for picnic
wear, etc. Visiters and 'Purchasers sire Equally Welcome.
Ice Cream Freezers.
Is the cheapest, Quick
est and easiest dainty
dessert that caa be
Oenuiao Wbite Mountain lrcc3er,
one ol tlio best known, 3 quart
Peerless, jr., Iceland freezer, triple
motion, guaranteed to freeze
quicker and easier than any
other freezer in the market.
Special ealo price, 3-quart size,
The zero, 3-quart size, special price,
NOTE Tae Peerless freezer will
freeze in 3.1 j minutes.
Ice tongs worth 15c, salo price Sc.
Ice cream dishes, Cladd's new im
proved, worth 25c, sale price 13c
Ice picks or shave mad a cf solid
steel, hardwood handle, the lCc
kind, sale price 5c.
A full line of hard-made ham
mocks with pillow, fancy color,
ed warp and Irings, worth $1 CO
sale prica $1.
Mason Fruit Jars. .
Wo have just received a carload of
the well-known Llasoa fruit
cans and as we purchased our
cans before the advance in price
we are in position to furnish
these goods at our usual low
As in the pa9t we shall continue
to be the headquarters for ail
lines of fruit packages, and with
our increased capacity will te
able to carry a large amount ol
these goods in stcck to furnish
at a moments notice
For this week we v.ill sell all RratJes of t!u
top jelly glasses at lc each, None to dealers.
Notic We rent crockery and glassware at
verv Xr.'v rates.
FA1. mcluwCD A JUNE 6
Spe.-ial discount to c'..?e lin--fur Fana f
taper cent. Sva Ti.i B',t permit of a
fell tie ar!i.:2on. Bnvven. Mi-:birran aud
Cbullcagi. lirary one wxrrantei
i-ball 12 cer.U.
OtHci-s highly po".:-l;rd. fiore t?'.l br-xd. 53-,
T3i. Sc Zl to, 1 25, l.iS. 1 and cp to 4 10
Plain white lawn, per
All styles of stripe and check
white goods, always C1-.
12 Jc Choice
Frinted canvas and figured duck
for wuistsand suits worth
15 cents 51 1r
A complete lino of ScoLch ging
hams in checks, all new pat
ter iis.f or shirt waists mexn
Extra fine dimities, email figures
pinks, blues, black and white,
fine checks, cheap -wf,
at 20c, for
Decorating bunting, ational
colors, for this 'Vn
New decorating bunting, crepe
effects, plain colors and stars,
cheap at 10c,
Never bofcre shown.
Flag.-, Flags, Flags All sizes
13c a dozen and up. Special
prices on quantities.
Srand clearing sals of sailors
. and trimmed hats. Just at
this time wiil bo a big boom
for this department.
Knox sailors, 25c, 43c, 69c, 98c
black or whitj.
Trimmed hate, 49c, 69c, S3c, 1.25,
1.75, 2.S5. Every hat worth
Pur 2 white wings, others ask
American beauty roses
worth 15c, sale price ....
Ana many other bargains.
Ladies' Bicycle Suits.
One-iifth less than former price on
all woolen bicycle suits.
20 Discount Clearing Sale
Colored and black elaborate display. A puie black eattewi skirt,
wide ruffle bottom, admired by all who see it c
This sale ()OC
The popular Silver Sher skirt, good width and perfection in style.
This sale I.lO
Large size, good selec
tion of desirable pat
terns, hanf tied and
filled with white S. S.
MAYAN S , .. XJ" - ' ' '! ' vi-
K MOTH. f'iJhSJk TV-toS&S
Dress Slcirts and Skirt Waists. !
Prepare early for the Great and Glorious Fourth of July. We can sup
ply ycir wants witn fchirt Waistf. in silk or wash goods end Dress
SkirU in silk,woolen or wash goods.
SILK DRESS SXIIRTS We believe equally great values scarcely pos
$3.S3fcr black brocaded silk drees skirt perfectly lined and correct in
style snct locks like $S value
fliis week .
J 1.75 for changeable Bayadcro effect dress skirts in green, blue and
urown. tsamme the nice finish
This week 5
Children's Jackets. P?.4
All go this week at one-fourth less
than former marked price.
25 Discount Clearing Sale
If there is a housekeeper within reach of us who :. in need of curtains
this is nor money-saving chance.
A new lir a ol Grenadine curtain goods in delirrste strips, dots and
gu?33, at per yard
This week 2 C
Esautifu! patterns in plain and figured fish net curtain good3 jt;t re
ceived at bottom prices.
Our special summer corset, 5-hook est??, t v.y Kitting, guaranteed not
UUki 2i V XLi.S llu, auu 0 a
Cur summer cooler 5-hook clasp side steels heavy e teel back wire
Icicle summer corset 5-hcDks back et?l full belt
best quaUty of netting -xtr good always
To "clean tap the entire line of
silk plaids in taffetas for shirt
waists we will offer the fol
lowing: Plaids and satin stripes, $1.75,
$1.50. $1.42- .
Choice, per yard I 1 1
All remnants of fancy taffeta
silks, consisting of plaids,
stripes and velours, etc., In
one lot ,
Natural Pongee silks for dresses
This sale, per yard 5
24-inch Habuti silk in turquoise,
ceresa, cadet, navy and black,
cheap at 69c .
For this sale
Cheney Bros, china cilks wo
have put them in one .Q.
lot, per yard 50
28-inch imported black water
proof silk, warranted
not to spot, per yard . .
20-inch black Duchess sold the
world over for $1 per my( ,
yard Thi3 week j MS
24 -inch black double warp
Surahs, cheap $1.25 O
For tni3 sale, per yard Oy
for . . . .
We also carry a complete line of
KabOS Thompson's Glove Tittim
t--JV Flexibone Ar. l I erris Waists
Ftfxaa at popular prices.
Horse Collar Pads, fss
Same es you usually pay 40c lor we seU them at 2&c eaah.
40-inch light shades of figured
Mohairs, ianported to retail
at 50c, slaughter at
par yard M
40-i nch Broadhead (Jamestown)
dress goods, a lucky purchase
cheap at 58c, for this
sale Choice per yard 5
All new geods.
3-inch checks and stripes, wool
and silk mixtures, cheap at
at 50c a yard- rn
The correct fabrics for outing
suits, skirts and blazers.
33 -i nch plaid suitingssmooth fin
ish, worth 5dc, for
this sale 35
Imported French serges, blacks.
browns, greens, Davys, cadet
and sedge, cheap at
40c, for OaV
40-incn colored Mohairs, brown,
gr-en. navy and grey,
cheap at 75c for
Biy.r3 of drees goods on sale
will be entitled to the follow-
ir.g prices on linings:
Best cambric lining, 21 c a yard.
A good selioia for 5c a yard.
All linen canvas for 9c a yard.
Corduroy binding for 4c a yard.
yOUNG & McCOMBS', 1723, J725, 1727 SECOND AVENUE, ROCK ISLAND