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KOGK ISLAND ARGU
VOL. XL VI. NO. 222.
BOCK ISLAND, ILL., SATURDAY, JULY 9, 1898.
PRICE THREE CENTS.
STILL IN ASTUTE OF SUSPENSE.
Secretary Alger Says no Battle Has Yet Been Fought
DELAY IS DUE TO ADVICES FROM SHAFTER.
Yale and Columbia Sail and
WASHINGTON. July !)., 3. p. m.
Secretary Alger says Santiago
has not surrendered nor has a battle
taken place there as yet. and indicated
that negotiations for .surrender were
still progressing. Asa resultof advices
from Shatter he expressed the opinion
that no battle would take place today.
NO 1 II l.NCK IX TIIK SITUATION.
Bat Belief I Today Will Mark Beginning
of Trace Negotiations.
In Front Santiago de Cuba. July 8.
'J a. m. Copyrighted by Associated
frees. There has Imen absolutely
no change in the situation in the past
21 hours. The Spanish authorities
have taken time to consider the proj
osition to surrender, and no answer
can be made liefon; noon tomorrow.
The general feeling among the Ameri
can officer is that surrender will be
made, not necessarily tomorrow (Sat
urday), but that date will le the lie
ginning of final negotiations.
SPAIN MIST EVACI'ATE (Jl K KLY.
Madrid Notllled or a Business Like Order
Madrid, July !. It is rumored here
that the Spanish government has re
ceived a dispatch from lilutieo an
nouncing that Sampson has sent him
a telegraphic dispatch summoning the
Spanish commander to order the evac
uation of Cuba within IH liours, and
unnounciiig that otherwise the Amer
icans will bombard all ports in Cuba.
IIUI'IM Ttl SAVK THKKK OF Til KM.
Manipsnn Believes tlie Colon, Teresa and
Vlxraya Can V t Be I'sed.
Washington, July 'J. Sampson
cabled the navy department that in
his opinion three of the Spanish ves
sels may I saved. The Colon is cer
tainly in good condition, he rejmrts.
and there are reasonable hoiea for
saving the Marie Teresa and Vicaya.
It is exiectcd at the navy depart
ment that the onslaught on the forts at
the entrance to the harbor of Santiago
will lien'in todav.
(icn. Shafter telegraphed the war
department a revised list of the losses
July 1 and '. It shows killed, oili
ccrs, 22; enlisted men, 208; wounded.
tI officers; 1.2U men; missiii". 79 en
Help For Shafter Near at Hand.
Washington. July 9 The war de
partment is ;td vised that Randolph's
nix batteries of artillery, the District
jf Columbia regiment and the 1st
Illinois infantry, which left Tampa
several days ago, have reached San
tiago. .!.!: AND COM MIMA SAIL.
Ship With Rork Inland Hot Leave for
Charleston. S. C, July 9. The
transports Vale and Columbia, 'carrv
lng (Icn. Miles and staff, and 1,700
trHp made up of the lith Massachu
setts and one battalion of the 6th Illi
nois, sailed at 2 this afternoon for
TWO SIDKS IN MAIIKIII.
Report of Trare I'rellmlnarlea Affirmed
Madrid. July 9. The Lilwral says
the cabinet is considering the signing
of a 1 (Mays' armistice to facilitate
Ireyel awkea the tomd par.
baleMOM as4 asMtl a
o-tt. mum icmo go., v oa.
Other Reinforcements Close to
Sagasta says the armistice rumors
are without foundation.
Caraara Ketrares Ills Steps.
Suez, July 9. The Spanish fleet
under command of Camara has reen
tered the Suez canal.
Messina, Sicily, July 9 The tor
pedo boats of Camara's squadron ar
rived from Tort Said on their way
back to Spain.
No Overtures In London.
London. July 9. Officials of the
foreign office say there is absolutely
no truth in the report to the effect
that Spain has made informal over
tures for peace through the British
The Hawaiian Commission.
Washington, July 9. The presi
dent has appointed Senators Morgan of
Alabama; Cullom, of Illinois, and Rep
resentative Hitt. of Illinois; President
Dole, of Hawaii, and Chief Justice
Judd,. of the Hawaiian supreme court,
Hawaiian commissioners under the
CAMARA'S LATEST MOVE.
He Is Bringing HlsSqoadron Back Through
the Sues Canal to Cadiz, Spain.
Rome, July 9. Italie says that nego
tiations have been opened among the
European powers with a view of ar
ranging peace. The best intentions, the
paper asserts, are manifested at Wash
ington, but the Madrid cabinet strongly
opposes any idea of peace.
Cairo, Kgypt, July 9. Admiral Ca
mara, the commander of the Spanish
lleet, which was bound for the Philip
pines, and which recently passed through
the Suez canal, has informed the Egyp
tian government that he has been or
dored to return to Spain. Therefore the
ships will go through the canal immedi
ately and will proceed westward. The
Spanish warships will now be allowed
to coal, as they are returning home.
Washington, July 9. Therewas a con
tinuation of peace talk yesterday, and
ether evidences in this line than those
of Thursday are coming to th surface.
Such, for instance, was the confirma
tion by the state department of the
report that the Cadiz fleet was return
ing to Spain, since it is scarcely con
ceivable that the Spanish government
would doom this last remnant of its
fleet to destruction at the hands of
Watson's squadron, which in all prob
ability could head it off before it
reached Cadiz, Us home port. Therefore
the assumption is that the Spanish gov
ernment calculates that at least an
armistice precedent to peace will be ob
talneH before the ships reach Spain.
Conditions at Samiago also are regard
ed as favorable Just now, according to
General Shatter's dispatches.
l'eace Talk, bat War I'reparatloua.
The impression prevails that the
Spanish are in a desperate plight within
the lines of the tity, aad General Shat
ter's action in allowing Linares to com
municate freely with Madrid by cable
li an implication that these is at least
reasonable hope that the Spanish gen
eral contemplates a surrender. How
ever, that may be, every preparation
la making fcr a great engagement the
final one at Santiago, it is hoped which
may begin even as early at today if
Shafter's reinforcements are on . hand.
The department has not heard so far of
the arrival of these soldiers, but be
lieves they have reached Shafter. The
greatest difficulty that has been en
countered is in the landing of troops
and supplies. This reing the hurricane
season, and the mind setting straight
on the southern coast, the masters cf
the transports have taken their ships
many miles cut to sea. making the trips
of the smalt boats very long.
Aathorized to Seize the Ships.
So slow and tedious has been the ser
vice under these conditions that Secretary
Alger has ordered General Shatter to
seise the transports one and all and
place them as near the coast as he
chooses without regard to the fears of
their masters. Ten days ago lighters
were, started down from Seoblle and
Tampa, but so far General Shafter has
received or.ly one. These lighters have
been a nightmare to the department
ever since they were chartered. The
csptalns tie up In creeks at the slightest
Iru of bad weather, while the cluui
lite of MOO a day runs on. viTo,ju
have been sent forward to terminate
this state of things, even if It is neces
sary to lose ft few lighters In the effort
to reach Shafter.
Professor If you are at all interest
ed in geological specimens, madam, will
you not accept some of these beautiful
specimens of quartz?
Mrs. Mushroom They are almost too
large for me to carry. Have you eny
pint? Pearson's Weekly. .
HOBSON DESCRIBES HIS FEAT.
Tjllsof His Adventures After Going In to
Sink the Merrimac
Off Santiago de Cuba, July 7, Dispatch
Boat Dauntless, via Kingston, July 9.
Copyright, 1898, by Associated Press.
The return of Lieutenant Hdbson to
his ship, the New York, was marked by
wild enthusiasm. It was dark when
a shout was passed along the 6hip that
Hobson was coming. On the superstruc
ture clambored the crew, ten deep, and
on the quarterdeck the officers clustered
around the sea ladder and a hundred
hands were stretched out to grasp Hob
son's. It was not until he was safe once
more on deck that the crew of the New
York cheered, and then they broke out
Into a yild yell which went up over and
over ajtein until the men were hoarse.
Hobson sat once more among his
messmates and told the story of his ex
perience, his marvellous escape and his
Imprisonment in Morro castle watching
the ehells explode outside his cell under
a murderous fire. "I did not miss the
entrance to the harbor." ha said, "as
Ensign Powell, in the launch, supposed.
1 headed east until I got my bearings,
and then made for it, straight in. Then
came the firing. It was grand, flashing
out first from one side of the harbor and
then the other from those big guns on
the hills, the Vircaya, lying inside the
harbor, joining in. The Merriaiac's
steering gear broke as she got to Es
Only three of the torpedoes on her
side exploded when I touched the but
ton. A huge submarine mine caught
her full amidships, hurling the water
high in the air and tearing a great rent
In the Merrimac's side. Her stern ran
upon Estrelia Point. Chiefly owing to
the work doneby the mine she was
across the channel, but before she set
tled the tide drifted her around. We
were all aft, lying on the deck. Shells
acd bullets' whistled around. Six-Inch
shells from the Vizcaya came tearing
Into the Merrirr.ae, crashing into wood
and iron'and passing clear through,
while the plunging shots from the fort
broke through her decks.
" "Not a man must move,' I said, and
it was only owing to the splendid dis
cipline of the men that all of us were
not killed, as the shells rained over us
and minutes became hours of suspense.
It would have been impossible to get
the catamaran anywhere but to the
shore, where the seldiers stood shoot
ing, and I hoped that by daylight wa
Slight be recognized and saved. When
the water came upon the Merrimac'3
decks the catamaran floated amid the
wreckage, but was still made fast to the
boom, aad we caught hold of the edge
and clung on, our heads being above
water. A Spanish launch came toward
the Merrimac. We agreed to capture
her and run. Just as she came close the
Spaniards saw us, and half a dozen
marines jumped up and pointed their
rifles at our heads.
" 'Is there any officer in that boat to
receive a surrender of prisoners of
war?' I shouted. An old man leaned out
under the awning and waved his hand.
It was Admiral Cervera, the marines
lowered their rifles and we were helped
Into the launch. Then we were put in
cells in Morro castle. It was a grand
Bight a few days later to see the bom
bardment, the shells striking and
bursting around El Morro. Then we
were taken into Santiago. I had the
court martial room in the barracks. My
men were kept prisoners in the hospital.
From my window I could see the army
moving, aad it was terrlb:e to see those
poor lads, moving across the open and
being shot down by the Spaniards in
the rifle pits in front of me. Yesterday
the Spaniards became as polite as could
be. I knew something was coming and
then I was exchanged."
Hobson was overjoyed at getting
back. He locked well, though somewhat
worn. On the whole the Spaniards
treated him belter than might have
been expected. Mr. Ramsden, the Brit
ish consul pt Santiago, was tireless in
his efforts toj secure comforts for Hob
son and his men.
CI BANS NOT TO BE TBI STED.
Too Savage To Be Trusted to Treat Span
Before Santiago, July 7, via Kingston.
Jamaica, July 9. Copyright, 1S98, by
the Associated Press. One secret of
the determination of the Spanish sol
diery in Santiago to fight ta death was
the belief which prevailed generally
among them that prisoners taken by
the Americans would be put to the
sword. It is now known that after the
fall of El Caney on July 1 the Spanish
soldiers who escaped along the foot
hills marched directly into General
Gareia's men, posted to the north of
Santiago. They fought desperately, but
were shown no mercy by Cubans, and
mere macheted to the last man. General
Delryne, who was in command, was
brutally muti'.ated. The knowledge of
this massacre found its way Into San
tiago and prompted the Spanish resolu
tion to die rather than surrender.
After the fall of El Caney the Cubans
sacked, the town. Information of the
two outrages was promptly sent to
General Shafter, who issued orders that
any Cuban found rifling the bodies of
dead or wounded Spaniards would be
promptiy dealth with. To prevent the
possibility of Cubans plundering Santi
ego when it capitulates, it has been
decided to forbid the Cubans entering
Wolverines Le ve for Cuba.
Iron Mountain, Mich., July 9. Twen-
ty-ive recruits left this city Thursday
night to join Company E, Thirty-fourth
Michigan volunteers, now in Cuba, in
order to increase the company to Its
full quota of ICO men. The men were
in charge of Private Henry Schwellen
bach, who will take them direct to
Camp Alger to be equipped, and then to
Santiago de Cuba.
Losses Before Santiago.
Washington. July 9. General Shat
ter's official report of the losses before
Santiago, General Wheeler's report yet
to come, says that the loss. In killed
was 182; wounded. 1,252; missing, 6;
If you suffer from sores, boils, pim
pics, or if your nerves are weak and
your system run down, . you should
take Hood's SarsaparilU.
PEACE AT MADRID
Rumors as to Negotiations to
That End Are Semiof
CABINET HEAE3 PEOM SAHTLA.G0-
Dispatch Says That Shafter Has An
nounced His Intention to Bom
bard the City.
Time of Commencement Is Supposed To
Be Today Ilcnssioa of Peace Without
Result Loadoa Times Advises the Dons
to Sncenmli Press at Madrid Takes a
Gloomy View of the Situation Spaniards
Hard at Work Preparing for Watson.
Madrid, July 9. The cabinet council
last evening considered the question of
new cables and military measures nec
essary in view of an American attack
upen Spanish pcrts. All rumors as to
peace, negotiations declared unfounded.
A dispatch from Santiago says that
after the Merrimac prisoners were ex
changed General Shafter again de
manded tbat the town should surrender,
declaring that otherwise theattack would
recommence at neon. The dispatch gives
no date for the time of resumption,
which is believed to be noon today. It
concludes by saying that although San
tiago lacks provisions it will defend it
self until the end.
Discussions of Peace Without Result.
London, July 9. The Madrid corre
spondent of The Times says: "The fre
quent cabinet discussions of the peace
question have been without result, ex
cept that the ministers who had most
strongly advocated war have assumed
a slightly more conciliatory attitude,
and rtie field f discussion is somewhat
narrowed. The idea is that owing to the
immense difficulties of the campaign in
Cuba the United Elates will probably
abandon the system of storming forti
fied places ana wiH adopt the plan of
starving garrisons out by blockading
the whole island. The government
would rrebably prefer suing for peace
to suffering an indefinite blockade, but
It fears the large body of patriotic
opinion in favor of resisting to the bit
ter end if Cuba is blockaded."
Advises Spain to Make Peace.
London, July 9. The Times says ed
itorially this morning: "Spain should
make peace before America has hard
ened her hearj. Referring to the annex
ation of Hawaii, The Times says: "The
annexation starts the republic upon a
new course of action; yet the American
people are not so enamored of the Phil
ippines as to refuse to ccarecfer the
question of leaving them In Spanish
hands. Later on they may be less com
plaisant, and what is even more serious,
they may find it impossible, even if they
wished it, to leave the is'.and to Spain.
If peace were concluded now Spain
could transport the Cuban anmy to the
Philippines. If she elects to stand a re
duction of Cuha by blockade she will
lose. thai armr: and It. would. then be
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IIADBID PRESS IS DISCOVRAGED.
El Kacional, Talks for Peace Fortifying
the Sea Coast.
London, July 9. A special dispatch
from Madrid says: There are numerous
evidences that the peace party is great
ly strengthened. Madrid is tranquil,
and the expected disturbances have not
occurred. This probably will embolden
the government to yield to the strong
diplomatic pressure which is being ex
erted to bring the war to a termination.
El Nacional says that Spanish minis
ters who expect prodigies of valor from
the army in Cuba cannot compel the
Americans to ficht there. The Ameri
cans may prefer to attack the Canaries.
Porto Rico and the peninsula, and as El
.Nacional says, having succeeded, they
might impose still more distasteful
Then, discussing Captain Aunon's re
liance upon the third souidron. Kl Na
cional criticises the vessels composing
the squadron, showing that nothing can
be hoped from that quarter. The in
creasing difficulty of telegraphic com
munication with the colonies is addinsr.
to the government's embarrassment,
since it cannot ascertain what is rie-divi
for defense. The march of events and
the fate of vessels sent out with pro
visions, with much else that it is ab
solutely indisoi,r.saMe should h k
if the conflict Is to be continued, is with
difficulty ascertained. All this makes
In the meantime there is no relaxa
tion in the work of strengthening th
coast defenses. Even the heavy artil
lery at the formidable French frontier
forts has been withdrawn and sent to
the seaports. The papers report that a
long artillery train left Jaca a few days
ago for Barcelona, where four addition
al thirty centimeter guns-had already
been placed. Twenty long-range mod
ern guns will be sent to Bilbao. Tn
fact all the ports are being very strong
ly defended and mined. The war office
Gazette announces a roval decree in.
propriating lO.COO.COO pesetas for the
The government has received a dis
patch, it is reported, announcing that
the Spanish troops have made a sortie
from Manila and inflicted a severe de
feat on the insurgents.
.Negroes Making a Bad Record.
Springfield, Ills., July 9. Enough re
cruits arrived yesterday for the Xinth
Illinois infantry to fill up the ranks and
enable it to be mustered Into service
today. Companies G, cf Mount Carmel,
and I, of Louisville the latter Gover
nor Tanner's homecompany were mus
tered in yesterday. About eighty re
cruits arrived for the Eighth, colored.
The regimen is still 100 short, as men
are deserting as- fast as they receive
recruits. Lieutenant Charles C. Baliou,
Twejfth United States infantry, y-rstor-day
received his commission as major
of the Seventh Illinois infantry, and
was at once mustered in. Adjutant Gen
eral Corbin telegraphed from Wash
ington that this would not interfere
with his duties here as United States
UodilMril IWa'trrt ly Matter.
New York Maher wins from Goddard
in tht eighth round.
rHERE Is no doubt that every Clothing House has the
cheapest goods. Cheap clothing usually Is the poorest
bargain you can make. The kind we sell Is the first-class kind;
the best made at a cheap price. Sec o u line of men's fine all
wool best tailored suits for
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The "Hobson" Suits for Boys This Is a Suit made for the
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ance, made of Blue Denim, will stand almost anything cx
cept a grind stone, made prettily and carefully with white
tape trimming. The coat Is cut like a naval officer's mess
Jacket, or undress uniform coat, with standing collar, but
toned to neck, brass buttons, long trousers. Price, Includ
ing cap to match, $1.
THE LONDON - BIG BLUE FRONT
SHOCKING CRIME AT CLINTON.
Mrs. Paul Dengler Drowns Her Children and Herself
in a Barrel.
RAILROAD BAGGAGEMAN'S AWFUL DISCOVERY.
Returns Home to Find a
GL1XTOX, Iowa, July 3. Taul
Dengler, a railroad hajraeinan,
on roturnir.jr to liis home last night
found a not from his wife saying she
was join-j to die and take their two
daurht4'rs, Lucy and Ajrgie, nrd 5
and 2 years, respectively, with her.
A search resulted in the tindinr. of
the three liodies in a harrel partly full
of water. The heads of the victims
were completely submerged.
In the note Mrs. Dengler said that
she wa losing her mind, and was not
lit to live in that condition,
and expressed the hope that her hus
hand would live happy without her.
H-mrvhei All Night.
The husband with the assistance of
neighbors searched for the woman
and children all night, and was hor
rified this morning lv the terrible
discovery. Mrs. Dengler was 3S years
lirownrlVs Wile Also IHck.
Dubuque, la.. July 9. Mrs. Bert
Brownell, shot by her husband June 12
at Oelv.ein, died at the borne of her
parents here yesterday. After shooting
his wife Brownell killed himself. Her
wound was not considered fatal at the
Rapid I'romotion for lloowvrlU "
Washington, July 9. The president
yesterday sent these nominations to tli"
senate: Brigadier gewralsof volunteers
to lie major rrr.erals: Hamilton S.li.iW
tins. Henry W. Lawton, Adna K. ChAf
fee, John C. LMes. Brigadier generals:
Colonel Leonard Wood, First regiment
United States volunteer cavalry; Lieu
tenant C:IcseT Chambers JHKibbin,
Twcnty-lirst infantry. Color.el: Lieu
tenant Colonel Theodore Koosveit,
First regiment United States volunteer
cavalry. A large number of minor
promotions were gazetted. The senate
In executive session confirmed all these
Iowa's Ouota Is Fall.
Des Moines. Ia., July 9. Iowa's quota
under the last apportionment of the
second call was filled yesterday evening
when the light batteries of ar.tillry, the
the kind you arc looking for.
Any child's Hlouse Waisi i
house worth 50c, only
Nctc Informing Him of What
Firth from Cedar Rapids and the SllTn
from Burlington, were mustered In by
Captain Olmsted. The batteries have
not yet been equipped, and as Captain
Olmsted has been informed by the de
partment that it will take considerable
time to equip them it is not expected
that the batteries will get away from
Camp HIcKinlry for a month.
. Miles Sails for Cuba.
Charlettcwn, S. C. July . The
cruisers Yale and Columbia with the
Sixth Massachusetts and one battalion
of the Sixth Illinois aboard sailed be
fore daybreak this morning for Cuha.
General Miles and staff are also on
APPE0PEIATI0NS OF CONGRESS
They Foot Ip $02,5t739l. of WtiW-lt
(301.T8R.OA3 Is for War.
Washington. July 9 Chairman Can
non, of the houre committee on appro
priations, yesterday gave out an official
statement of the appropriations made
during this session of congress. It fol
lows: The sum of t!:.r:7.99I has been
appro riatej ct this t ssion of con
gress. This Includes J117"6 0 of pcr
manrrt appropriations to meet sinking
fund requirements and interest on the
public debt and for other objects and
$:'.n.7fS.o:'i to met csp r.ditures of the
r - with Spain.
1 ducting the laf : two from the sum
fir.-; Tv.entl:i:ed thert- u mains $412,903,
670 representing the appropriations
rr.: " j at thf pnsent session to meet all
ordinary txperses of the government.
ftrorps on the Diamond.
Cliirasi-. July 9. Following are
League "lairds at base ball yesterday:
At Bu'.tim. re Washington J. Baltimore
2: at Blii: 1 1 :phia llwton 0. Philadel
phia S: at t'.. vi land St. Louis 0. Cleve
land 5; at .Sew York Brooklyn I. New
York G: t:t l'iu.shurg Louisville X.
Tittsburg 1; ai C.ilrago Cincinnati 11,
Western League: At Indianapolis.
St. Joseph 4. In llan.r' l's 0.
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or one to every 2,80.300. Russia has a
vuiversiry ior every 10.000,000 only.
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