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ROCK . ISLAND ARGU
VOL. XLVI. NO. 224.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL., TUESDAY, JULY 12, 1898
TRICE THREE CENTS.
STATE Cirail ASSEMBLES
Convenes at Springfield
Ex-Congressman Ben T. Cable, of This City, on the State
Central Committee Again.
RINGFIELD.Jiilv 12. The demo-
rat ie state con vent ion was railed
to order this afternoon by Chairman
Orr. of the state central committee.
There were no jiieture.- in the hall
except thoe of liryan and Dewey.
Chairman Orr introduced William
1'renlis. of Chicago, as temporary
chairman, ami he addressed the con
vention. Chairman I'rrn tits' Address.
linn William Prentiss, of ('hieajio,
in asuminr his duties as temjsirary
chairman of the convention, sjmke of
this as the lirst coming together in
convention of representative demo
crats in Illinois store the ;reat con
test in '!;. "The battle was fought
and lost." said the speaker, "and
yet, as 1 look over this assembly and
TKMI'oKAItV I1AIKMAN PtrtarX".
into the faces of 'these democrats I
s e no cloud of gloom: I behold no
douneast look: I hear no wail of dis
content. I see men with heads erect,
eyes aglow with earnest purpose,
faces radiant with hope and confi
dence. Thev seem to sm-ak in
chorus, Mhc battle of "'.Mi was lost;
but the cause lives more vigorous
than ever In-fore, and the warfare in
its Udialf is onlv just litgnn.'" He
spoke of the differences letween
the party and the president in the
last campaign and severely arraigned
the administration then in power.
The party in lM'.lti demanded the res-
HON. BKS T. f'AHI.K.
tnration of the gold and silver coinage
of the constitution, and boldly de
clared for its free and unlimited" coin
age at the ration of Ifi to 1. The
clarion voice of the heroic democracy
of Illinois resounded throughout the
land. It give now hop and courage
to our brethren of the west and south.
The money changers, 1Hind syndi
cates, protected cormoaiits. monopo
lies of every kind from everywhere,
went to St. Louis in June, "!." to cap
ture and make their own, the once
Ksral aakas ttM load par.
r' oholasoBM aat dilMM
trri ftMra. ace OO.. f OS.
great republican party. They did not
fail. They made its platform and
named its candidates, and the party
of Sumner, of Seward and of Lincoln,
became the party of Marcus A. Han
na." He vigorously arraigned the
platform and the principles of the re
publican party, and spoke at length
of the vicious and corrupt legislation
of the last republican general assem
bly. "The democracy of Illinois, proud
of its record in the past, has every
reason to be hopeful of the future.
Though our state was the center of
assault in ''.(! by the host of monop
oly, yet the vote for Bryan was nearly
40,000 greater than the vote for
Cleveland in ".(2, when the latter car
ried the state by more than 25.000.
The extraordinary vote for McKinlcv
in Illinois cannot reasonably lie ac
counted fur except on the ground of
stuitenTlous fraud. But republicanism
in Illinois is on the decline and de
mocracy advancing as never before.
The mighty contrast lietweeu the ad
ministrations of Gov. Tanner and e.
(tov. Altgeld alone is bringing thous
ands of honest, thoughtful republi
cans into the democratic fold."
I'atrlntir Ileferenre to the War.
As to the war. Chairman Prentiss
made this eloquent and patriotic ref-
rence: "rorthe lust time within
the memory of most of us our coun
try is engaged in a foreign war.
Though long ago and from the first.
emocrats took the lead in advocat
ing the cause of Cuba in the halls of
congress and elsewhere, and finally a
united democracy m congress aided
by a tuw liltert v-loving republicans.
compelled intervention by unwilling
hands in behalf of the outraged ami
ving Cubans. And although the
first American Hfw to be shed in the
glorious causa was ine moon ot a
democrat, and although the heroes of
the war on the American side thus
far on laud and sea have lieen, most
oi innii, uemocrats, still this is not a
democratic war, nor ie it a republican
war. No political party can claim
the glory of it and have the claim al
lowed. It is a war waged bv
the American people in the
noblest of all causes the
cause of humanity. Democrats
and republicans liear no party name
in me comiuci oi tins war. together
as Americans they will wage it to a
glorious end. As Americans we will
oear and follow the stars and stripes
to the islands of the sea. An Ameri
cans w e will, if need be, I e tr and
follow the flag across the Atlantic
and plant it on the soil of Spain itself.
uepuwicans oi Illinois and of the na
tion. the democrats of Illinois and of
the nation greet you and say to you
that in the conduct of this war with
cMiain imam Aicittniev is no more
your president than ours. He is the
commander in chief of the army and
uv oi me united Mates, and as
such the democrats of Illinors
and the nation will lie as loval
to linn as they would if
William Jennings " Br?an were
in his plae. For the snue rea
son mai we wage this war. the cause
of humanity, we hope and pray that
u may fcjteeunv come to an end. rsn
it must not end until Cuba is free and
the armies and navies of Spain, and
ruianisn oppression and Spanish rule
shall have departed forever from the
western hemisphere. We waga no
war for conquest. Our flag shall
mean HU'rty, independence to the op
pressed, w herever it may go. I have
not the gift of prophecy, but inethinks
I see the march of" destiny. The
time seems not far on" when the stars
and stripes shall float in pace over
both Cuba and Porto Rico, and our
flag will be their tlag. and it will 1
cherished there as here as the emblem
of liln-rty. peace justice and
progress. But while we wage a for
eign war in liehalf of human liberty
we must not forget the wronged and
oppfesed at home. We must not
forget that oppressors are not all
Spaniards, ami that men. women and
children go hungry and naked in
otner lanus man v uia. We must re
memlier. too. that chiefest among the
many crimes against Cuba have "been
and are the spoliations of the tax
gatherer and her financial bondage.
Her deliverance from the Spaniard is
certain, but when he shall lie forever
driven from the island, the hardest,
almost hopeless task, will be to keep
her people free from eternal vassalage
to foreign financiers and bond syndi
Then the committee aunotinced the
new state central committee, w hich
includes the following: Eighth dis
trict. D. I. Hogan,
Ninth, C. V. Ferguson, Winnebago;
Tenth. Ben T. Cable. Kock Island.
THE CHOICE OF SR. CABLE.
C. K. Land's Hot Retort to Baatian's Ques
tion as to His Democracy.
Springheld. July 12. there was
an interesting tight at a meeting of
the delegates from the Tenth district
this morning over the selection of a
memler of the centra! committee.
en 1-. lame, who rwo years ago was
one of the leading gold democrats of
the county, was put in nomination.
He w as bitterly opposed by A. W.
Bastian. of Whiteside, and others.
who insisted if he wished to return to
the democratic fold he should wait
two years on probation.
"St. Peter went back on Christ,"
retorted Chairman C. K. Ladd. "yet
they say he has the kev to heaven to
day." (Great laughter).
Chairman Ladd vouched for Cable
as now being in thorough accord with
the Chicago platform. Cable was fin
ally elected ovr Frank Jacks, of
Stark, county bv a vote of 33 to 11.
Springfield, July 12. The populist
party held a short session this morn
ing and apNiuted a committee to
confer with a committee from the
democratic convention, looking to
fusion in the coming campaign.
Fusion of Uemocrats and I'oaulists.
Milwaukee, July 12. The Democrats
and the Populists are trying to arrange
a fusion for the fall campaign. The
Bounty committee of the Populists,
which Is dominated by Henry Smith and
Bob" Schilling, met, and although it
took no formal action it was practically
decided to fuse with the Uemocrats.
The rrobable basis will be an unequiv
ocal indorsement of the Chicago plat
form. Many of the Democrats are op-
purcd to this-, however, und there may
be a hiUh is the arrangements. The Pop
ulists wiH probably hold the state con
vention of their party at the same time
as the Democratic state convention, so
that fusion can be easily arranged. A
committee was appointed to at once be
gin the. work for the fall campaign.
Kansas will this year raise 100.000,000
bushels of wheat.
J. R. Goddard, a member of the Illi
nois state board of live stock commis
sioners, died at his home.
Thomaa Schuster died near Merri
mack, Wis., from lockjaw. He stepped
on a piece of barbed wire.
Edwin H. Conger, minister of the
United States to China, has presented
his credentials to the eaipcror.
Fire in Pittsburg destroyed the
World's theatreand several small struc
tures. Th loss Is estimated at J175,00l.
Prince Victor Emanuel of Italy, ac
ccmpanied by Count Carpenette, have
arrived at Saratoga, N. Y., from Bar
.Nickel, whicn has or late become a
very important metal, is practically
supplied by two countries only New-
Caledonia and Canada.
J. H. Bealy, a lumber broker whocon
ducted a lumber yard at Xeenah, Wis.,
has made a voluntary assignment, nam
ing J. H. Fish as assignee.
A majority of Cork corpoiation, com
posed entirely of Itedmondites, has de
feated a resolution of condolence with
Mrs. Gladstone and family.
It is reported at Chicago that George
M. Pullman, son of the late sleeping car
magnate, will be given a commission
arid go and fight the PpaniaTds.
A deed was filed in Chicago last week
setting up a claim to a large stretch of
lake front property, including the site
of the fine house of Potter Palmer.
The dry saason has so seriously In
jured the vineyard of the Livermore
valiey, Cal.. that it is estimated the
yield will only be about one-third of last
The Indians at White Kapids, thirty
miles north of Marintette, Wis., are pre
paring for a big medicine dance. The
celebration will continue for about a
It is estimated the entire cost to Osh-
kosh. Wis., nt the woodworkers' strike
will be somewhere in the neighborhood
of $10,000. This, however, does not in
Admiral Cervera's treasure chest, re
ported to have contained $100,000 when
bis ship' was burnel. is supposed to have
been looted. The chest is located, but
the mony is missing.
NrortH nn th Ki.1l Violfl
Chicago. July .-Following are the.
records at base ball made yesterday by
league clubs: At Boston Louisville 1,
Boston 5; at New York St. Louis 4, New
York 10; at Baltimore Cincinnati 4,
Baltimore : at Washington Chicago 7,
Washington 2: at Philadelphia Cleve
land 13. Philadelphia 9: at Brooklyn
Pittsbarg 3. Brooklyn 2.
Western League: At Milwaukee St,
I'aul 6. Milwaukee 4: at Indianapolt
St. Joseph 2. Indianapolis 5: at Colum
bus Kans? City 5. Columbus 6; at De
troit Minneaprlis 3. Detroit 4.
lover, . J.. July 12. Anexplo-1
sion in ine works oi the Lartm-Kaml
Powder company at Pompton Lakes
today killed l.j men. among them
several soldiers detailed to guard the
powder works. A short time ago an
explosion there killed six men.
Coal Combine In Iowa.
Des Moines. Iowa. July 12 The
coal operators of the state met here
this afternoon to n the schedules for
both state and interstate business.
It will probably result in a combine of
all the coal mining interests of the
Men. women and children who are
troubled with sores, humors, pimples.
i etc.. mav find permanent relief in
J Hood's Sarsaparilla.
SAGASTA GIVES IT UP.
Can No Longer Hold the Spanish
Cabinet Together, So
PREMIER'S ADVICE TO THE 0UEEJJ.
Tells Her to Get Advisers from the
Claims That This Wanld Not Neressarily
Mean a War Cabinet Alapged Condi
tions of Peace We Have OflVred Spain
Iteclareti To Be Impossible Shatter Sup
posed To Be Pounding Away at San
tiago, Aided by Sampson, but Nothing
Off Santiago, Cuba, July ll.-The
squadron began filing at Santiago over
the cliffs this morning, and fired for
two hours, missiag the city except one
shot which blew up a magazine. When
the ships ceased firing a flag of truce
was seen coming from the city, but at
this writing Its object is unknown.
London, Jul- 12. The Madrid corre
spondent of The Times telegraphing
bENon SAO AST A,
Monday says: "Senor Sagasta went m
the palace today and tendered his
resignation and that of the cabinet. It
is said that he advised th? queen regent
to appoint a new cabinet largely con
sisting c.f the military element, which
would not necessarily mean the adop
tion of a warlike policy, but probably
the reverse. It is generally expected
that the resignation will be accepted."
Madrid. July 12. It Is asserted that
the I'nited States makes the following
demands as conditions of paece:
First. The possession of Cuba and
Porto Rico, with a port ia the Canaries.
Second. An indemnity of 48,000,000
Third The retention of the Philip
pines as a guarantee of the payment Of
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These terms are regarded as impos
Washington, July 12. General Shaf-
ter's report from Siboney, sent Just be
fore midnight Sunday, caused ofUcials
of the war department to wait all yes
terday with the expectation of hearing
that the bombardment of Santiago had
begun. Xo wcrd to that effect eame,
however, up to the time the depart
ment closed, and though there is little
reason to doubt that the general car
ried out the programme of which he
bad notified the di-partment. it was re
garded as possible that he had con
sented to a further extension under the
flag of truce, in view of certain signs of
weakening on the part of the Spanish
commander. If a surrender has not
been secured by this morning It is be
lieved that the assult upon the town
proper will be prosecuted at ence with
the greatest energy and determination.
Kxplainiag .flutter's Alleged Uelay.
The offlciaJs here are satisfied that
what appears to be delay on the part of
General Shatter was really caused L
his efforts to carry out strictly the
president's Injunction to prevent the
Spanish army from escaping from San
tiago He might have atta.k-d th.
town several days ago with the result
that if the Spanish were ove.cume they
would have retreated without obstruc
tion to the northwest beyond th? reach
of our soldiers to follow. His disnatch
written late Sunday night indicatfsclear-
ly that he has been tryiug to oinpltte
his line of investment so as to prt-vont
such an escape, and as he appears to
feel satisfied that he has accomplished
this the final assult will not be delayed
Wants To lie Cart-fnl of I. if.-.
General Shafter Is disposed to save
every life possible in the war. probably
having in mind the particular large
proportion of kil'ed. wounded and miss
ing compared to the total strength cf
his army in the battle of Caney. which
the official figures shows wart exe.ptbu
ai in modern warfare. It is to save our
troops that he desires to make a free
use of artillery More the assault prop
er begins, and a?o to sxure the co-operation
of the navy in the attack. The
little artillery duel of Sunday appears
to have been more serious in lis results
than was at first reported for the cas
ualties included Curing the aftt-rnonn
the death of Captain Charles W. Bow
ell, Second infantry, and Private Nel
son, of the same regiment, besides
Lieutenant Lutss and tljree privates of
ine same regiment wounuea.
Cable Is Working All ICIght Now.
The cable communication between
Washington and General Shafter'a
headquarters has now been gotten into
excellent condition, so that it has lieen
possible to receive at the department
a message within twenty minutps after
It was dispatched by General Shafter.
Colonel Allen, who is in charge at Gen
eral Shaffer's end of the line, has re
ported to the department that he is now
engaged in laying a cable frm Griiin-
tanamo to Playa del Kste. which will
still futher reduce the time r?quird f.ir
the exchange of eommunb atioi.s.
General Brooke has placed an embar
go on passes for soldiers at Chit kamau-
ga because of frequent acts of lawless
ness in Chattanooga since pay day. The
arrests have averaged 20 daily.
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the best made at a cheap price. See ou: line of men's fine all
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THE SURRENDER OF SANTIAGO
Secretary Alger Believes Flags
SHAFTER'S FORCES ARE STILL ADVANCING.
Dummy Wooden Guns Found in
AS1HXGTOX. July 12.. 3. p. m
Secretary A Igor said lie had re-
cciveci no message iroiu ruaner since
the one given out in the forenoon.
He therefore assumed the flag of truv
was still flying. The enemy is ne
gotiating for surrender.
Shafter Surrounds Santiago.
Washington. July 12. Shafter in a
dispatch probably written yesterday
afternoon says everything was juiet.
and that the flag of truce was up
while the eneiay was considering sur
render. He reported that he had the
town surrounded, but the line was
thin and would be strengthened in
FH.HTIX; IS STILL IN I'KM.KKS.
Relieve That the City Will be Taken In the
Next S4 Honrs.
Miafter's Headquarters, July 11. 4
p. m. C'-opy righted by the Asso
ciated l'ress. Fighting continued
during the day. At this hour it is lc
lievcd Santiago will lie taken within
the next 2 hours. The Americans
advanced steadily all day. In several
of the Spanish trenches our troops
found dummy guns, but no Spanish
soldirrs. Thi-re was a very, weak fire
from the Spanish troops and the
American troops received further evi
dence of great distress exisiiing in
Still no I'eaee Overtures.
Washington. July 12 Secretary of
State Hay has authorized the state
ment that no cace overtures of any
kind have tiecn mde.
All Mines In be Taken Oat.
Washington. July 12. The mines
have Ix-en ordered from all the rivers
and harlxirs in the United Stales.
They w ill be exploded where they lie.
WtseoBAtn TronM Forwarded.
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of Truce Still Flying, Pending
Many of the Spanish Trenches
ders reached fclrh.-r.t V.rooke yenterflajr
from the war department to forward
the recruits f r th!- Second and Third
Wisconsin and Sixteenth Pennsylvania
regiments hlch regiments left here
last week suposcd!y to go to Cuba).
These n..'n were left behind last week
end number about l.UuO. and together
with the wagon train for th.-e regi
ments were loaded on th ara for
Charleston at.d departed this morning.
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Off Santiago de Cuba. July 10. Tta'
Kingston. Jamaica. July li ICopy- .
rght. 1MK, l y th Aa -ciu. d Press
The board of survey aimlnt-d to ex
amine the wrecks of the Hianish ships
and to imiuirt- into the nature of their
Injuries reports thai only one ship can
possibly le saved. She Is the Infanta
Maria T rea. the former flagship af
Admiral Orwia. The hull t.f the Crla
tolial t'ob.n phuss ehe was only hit tlx
times and thn only by hcl!i of 8-inch.
5-lm h and fc-li.ih t allln r. It was found
thnt the bra plus of ih large guna
and ",e 1 k of the small arms bad
lic-en thto.vn ove-b. .ml.
The Vi-naya bad b.n riddled by the
lirooVlyn anl on-.m. Hhe had not
been rtrji l.y ioj-1tb-s larger than
S-in h. Tneie was no lgn of her ha
ing '-c n Mru k l y a shell .f twelve r
tbirt. n inclies. lrr v ; r worka Wrre
riddle! ly one and six nder abella.
Nearly ull cf there sheila exploded la
tide t'. up. r-tructure and must have
&itn the men from the guna. Tbia
contimm the siory of Captain Kulate
that the I'rook'.en's secondary liattery
fire was o terrible that the men de
serted th'-;r put;. Thi- survey hoard
arrived ft V.-.c ks f the Altnlrante
(1'iuendo an-1 ir.'art Maria Teresa lint
night at da:k a d th wo k ronfeqo fit
ly :; iMtftjo- el
A singular U I r: d on I be four ship
fs that oJI tl i fct.:.i; cv.ro trained for
ward, nn-i tin- i icey t! (tt i hey were a-J
directed to In- on t'.: Irokl'n to
then-tore ni"n to ts t;u-. The maga
zines of all Die ahips ei bub'd and the
rffe-t wiis t blow u the Jiku and not
completely pulverise the bull or turn
the keel up. as It was In the case of the
liattlexhip Maine. This Is looked upon
as leing important. .
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