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ROCK INLAND ARGU
VOL. XLVI. !NO. 234.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL., SATURDAY, JULY 23, 1898.
PRICE THREE CENTS.
EXPECTS TO LAND TOMORROW.
Gen. Miles' Expedition to Cast Anchor in Porto Rican
AND SPAIN IS GETTING
Rushing Reinforcements to the About to be Invaded
WASHINGTON, July 23. The war
department expects Miles will
east anchor tomorrow in Porto Kieau
waters at u jk5 nt where he expects to
mate a htnilin. It looks now as if
he wouM imitate the example set by
the navy and military commanders
so far in this war in !rin;ing about,
important developments on Sunday.
r IKT KXI'r IMTION TO I.KAV E TAMPA.
in. port. .mdrl I'rrparatory to ttet-
ttn. .twav Tnnlvhl.
.K 'i.7 luiiiKlll.
ainpii, July 23. The I'orto IJiean
edition from Tampa will get away
tonight. It consists of six transports.
They carry the 1 1th and l'.Uh infan
try, the 1st and 10th cavalry and
cijrht batteries. In addition to these
the 1st Ohio, loTth Indiana jind 3d
Pennsylvania and 2d Ohio cavalrv are
piing on board.
MURK NOI.MKKM t'KOM C AMI AI.tiK.K,
Kli TriMiM of Cavalry Orrirrrd to N'rw
Mirt Xrm for I'urlo Klro.
Washington. July 23. Five troops
of cavalry at ( amp Alfjer. Va. has
lieen ordered to proceed to Newport
News for embarkation for Porto Kieo.
'hattanoo-ja. July 23. Ocn. ISrooke
and staff left this afternoon for New
Hirt News whence they ro to Porto
Kico. Tomorrow four liht batteries
including A of Illinois, and the 2(th
Indiana, start from the same point.
The whole 1st corps with regiments
from 10 states including the Alii Illi
nois, will lie enroiite to Porto Kieo
;kttim; i:kaiv to isksist.
Sanlh KcirrM xl Sun .limn Anxious to
Miikr a Showing.
St. Thomas. I). V. I.. July 2:1
The Spanish forces at San Juan. Porto
Kieo, are making extensive prepara
tions for resisting the American armv
JtllllK AID r OK MKKKITT AMI DKWEY
Mramrr Kin Janrlru Sulla t rum hn Krmi-rlM-o
San Franci-co, July 23. The
steamer Kio Janeiro, liearinjj two
battalions of Smith Il.ikot.t volun
teers and recruits for the I'lah li;;ht
artillery and a detachmenl of signal
corps, sailed today for Manila.
Thr Hawk Saw Thin.
Key West. July 23. The British
steamer Kegulas, 1.3(h) tons, cap
tured by the puiiUiat Hawk near Sa
gua l.i drain!, province of Santa
l laia. last nijiht. was biouirht here.
Oral aiakct th food para,
ucwd ut 4llcta
READY TO RESIST.
She had landed a cargo at Sagua La
WHOLK CORPS GOES.
Forty Thousand Men to Leave Chlcka
maaga for the War in Porto Kico.
Oh't karr.a'uga Paik, Ga.. July 23 Tlie
actual movement of troops from Cami'
Thomas for the Porto Rican expedition
began yestenlay morning whin General
Haines" Lrigade, the Second, of the First
division. First ci.rrs. broke camp and
rr.arr hed to Hi-sfville. The regiments in
cluded were the Fourth Ohio, Fourth
Pennsylvania and the Third Illinois.
The Fourth Pennsylvania, the last to
load, did not lave Rorsville until last
nirht. Their route is to Cincinnati, over
the Cincinnati Southern, and thence to
Newport News, via the Chesapeake and
Ohio railway. These troops will be fol
lowed today by General Brooke and
staff, the reserve ambluanve company,
the reserve hospital corps, the signal
corps and General Brooke's guard, con
sisting of troop H, of the Sixth United
States cavalry and Company F of the
Eighth I'nited States infantry.
Whole of Mi First Corps Goes.
A special train will carry General
r.rooke and staff from Battle Field sta
tion at 2:30 this afternooiv. They will
ffo to Newport News to embark. The
following four light batteries of artil
lery will follow, breaking camp early
tomorrow morning: battery A. Illinois:
battery B, Pennsylvania; battery A,
Missouri, .and the Twenty-Seventh In
diana battery. It was tomecJed at head
quarters yesterday to be the plan to
take the whole of the First corps to
Porto Klro, and it is the understand no;
that other regiments are to leave as
rapidly as transportation can l.e pro
vided, the brigades leaving fie park in
regular turn until the Us,t brigade of
the Third dlvis'on has been ordered out.
Will lte Nearly 40,0(10 Men.
Counting the recruits a'.d takii g tnti
consideration the hospital c .rps and
other rpan!zations t i be Int-;u '.ei the
force will fall but litt'e short of iO 009
officers and men. It will require from
twelve to fifteen days to move the
corrs. General J. F. Wade w II assume
command at Camp Tln-mas today.
Geo. Grant t'oinmnmls u ltiit,-ai''.
General Fred IX Grant yeerdiy to k
formal command f the Third brigade
o? the Second div!si n. Fi:st cots, to
which he was assigned by the war de
partment. An examining board Is to be ap
pointed at once to l,ok Into the physical
condition of a large number of men in
various regiments who havelw en shirk
ing drill on the plea of sii kneo?, the
purpose being that if they are hot able
to undergo the hardships of the lield
they are to be discharged from the ser
vice. Thtw board will be appointed to
day and the wo-k of epling cut the
regiments will be pushid forward vigor
ously so that none but thes physi.ally
able may leave the present expedition.
ILLINOIS NINTH IS TO MOVC
Exports To lte Ordered South Shortly
Frartlrn March Is Dl.astronx.
Springfield. Ills.. July IS. Colonel Jas.
R. Campbell, commanding the Ninth
Illinois infantry, yesterday afternoon
received a telegram from Adjutant
General Corbin asking what equipments
were still needed and how far the
wort of distributing . the equipments
already received had progressed.
He replied that all equipments
had arrived and were distributed, ex
cept bavonet scabbards, canteens and
haversacks. Colonel Campbell takes
this to indicate that the regiment will
be ordered south in a few days, perhaps
by Tuesday next. He believes it will
be assigned to the Seventh corps. Gen
eral Fltzhugh Lee.commander. at Jack
sonville. Fla. All furloughs have been
restricted to tomorrow morning.
The Ninth regiment marched five
miles yesterday afternoon for practice.
The heat was very oppressive and fifty
men dropped out of the ranks. One
man. Private Frank Bradshaw. was se
riously prostrated and is in the hos
pital. A number of the members of the
Klghth regiment have been engaged
in selling blankets to a negro sutler
for food. His place will be raided.
Seventh Illinois Ila a Promts.
Washington. July 23. Comptroller
Dawes, of the currency, said yesterday
that he had been assured by Secretary
Alger that the Seventh Illinois, now en
camped at Falls Church, would be used
in the Porto Hican campaign if it was a
possible thing, with the chances largely
In favor of the regiment's utilization.
Pawes went to considerable pains to
impress upon the war department of
ficials the character of the Seventh and
the efficiency of the men in that organ
WHAT SEN Oft GAXAZO SAID.
Nothing at All Like What He Waa Re
ported a Saying.
Madrid. July 23. The story was tele
graphed from here yesterday that Senor
Gamazo, mlnrster of public Instruction
had said in an interview that peace,
honorable to the Spanish army, will
shortly be concluded. What he really
did say. in n Jalerview InThe Gprre
spdhfienza MilitaV, was this: "I can
give you news which will please the
press. The suspension of the conjrti
tution will not last long, for several
reasons. One of them Is the calmness
displayed by the people and th army.
It is not for me to conceal the inten
tions of the government, which are to
conclude an honorable peace which will.
In the first place, satisfy the aspirations
of the army. After that, if Senor Sa
gasta should think fit, he will ask the
queen regent If she still has confidence
in her present advisers."
Hryani Kegiment at Jacksonville.
Jacksonville, Fla., July 23. The Third
regiment of Nebraska volunteers, in
command of William Jennings Bryan,
arrived yesterday. Bryan's regiment
will be encamped at Panama pack, five
biles from the city.
MIDDLE OF THE ROADS OFF.
Cincinnati Convention of ropnllsts Has
Cincinnati, July 23. The Times-
Star says the national convention of
the middle of the road populists,
called to assemble in Cincinnati Sept.
5, is off. Several states had held
conventions and selected delegates,
but Texas would not, and this broke
the back of the straight populist
Beaeh Hotel Burned.
Galveston, Tex., July 23. The
Beach hotel, on the nf, a leading
winter resort, was burned. The loss
is a quarter of a million. The hotel
bix Deaa Ihfanu touna.
Boston, July 23. The dead bodies of
six infants, each wrapped in paper,
were found in a vacant lot in the Rex-
bury district yesterday. Medical Ex
aminer Draper after an autopsy, said
the youngest child was one month old
and the eldest three months. Some
were strangled while others had been
allowed to die of neglect.
His Body Fotind in the Woods.
Ashland, Wis., July 23. The body of
Helge Hanson, an elderly resident of
this city who was lost while berrying
south of Ashland last Tuesday, was
found Thursday afternoon. He died
from hunger and exposure. A search
ing party has been hunting for him
since Tuesday. He was the father of a
prominent groceryman here.
Star Pointer Short of II in Record.
Detroit, July 23. Star Pointer paced
a mile yesterday afternoon at the
Grosse Pointe track in 2:01',, faiiing to
equal his record of 1:50
Mr 'k nomas mpioti nottaatry.
London, July 23. The engagement is
arnourced of Sir Thomas Lipton, the
well known provision merchant, to the
daughter of ex-Lord Mayor Sir George
There will be 50.000 fewer lambs in
New Mexico this year than last. The
shortage in lambs is due to drouth.
I.rann's Iconoclast, of Waco, Tex.,
has been sold by the widow of the late
editor to F. T. Marple, of Fort Worth,
Tex., for U.0C0.
Captain Otto Lehfeldt, well known by
all marine men along the chain of
lakes, is dead, at Milwaukee, after an
illness of three weeks.
The health of the men of the Fifth
army corps is reported to be such that
they will be sent home from Cuba for a
few wetks to recuperate.
The comptroller of the currency has
called on national banks for a state
ment of their condition at the close of
business Thursday, July 14.
Chairman Robert Schilling, of the
Wisconsin People's party, has issued
the call for the state convention, to be
held in Milwaukee, Aug. SI.
While bathing in the Minnesota river
at Morton. Minn., Barl aia anl Kachaei
Galle, Martha Lorenz and Alvina Reis
all under 20 were drowned.
While engaged at Watertown, Wrs.,
in a frolic with her father Cordelia
Huber, fell dead. Valvular heart dis
ease is ass'gned as the cause.
An engine blew up at Dutch Flat,
Cal.. killing Engineer Tom Kelly, Fire
man Terry, of Sacramento, and a coal
passer whose name is unknown.
William Thornton, a young man of
!0. whose parents live at WaukeMia,
Wis., had both legs cut off below the
knees by the cars at Mazomanie, Wis.
Ferdinand W. Peck, of Chicago, has
been appointed commissioner general to
superintend the exhibits to be made by
our country at the Paris exhibition in
Governor Tanner has been asked by
commanders of provisional regiments
to prohibit wholesale enlistments of
Illinois men to fill quotas of southern
During the recent storm the Roman
Catholic church at Elroy, Wis., was
sUuck by lightning and a larje hole
torn in the rear steeple. The church
was struck in nearly the same place
two years ago.
Judge M. M. Phelps, of the Rock
county (Wis.) municipal court, was
struck by a Chicago and Northwestern
rassenger engine at Janesville. Wis.,
and seriously if not fatally injured
while riding a bicycle.
The Wisconsin state board of control
has sent a request to about 2W of the
leading millers In Minnesota and Wis
consin to submit bids for furnishing
00 to 600 barrels of flour of the first and
second grades for use at the state in
stitutions. Gold was known much earlier than
silver, and was at first the cheaper of
the two metals. Lot the price of silver
was lowerwd by the discovery of silver
mines in Ctlicia, Spain, and Lanrium.
If you suffer from sores. Uiils, pirn
pies, or if your nerves are weak and
your system run down, you should
take Hood's Sarsaparilla. "
a rjf fp
T! Kind Yra Haw km Bagt
About All the War News That Is
Coming to Washington
Just at This Time.
MILES AND SAMPSON EEAED FEOM.
Kenerai Is Getting Along- Finely and Calls
for Tags and Lighters That Are En
Ronte Agnioahlo Inclined to Give I's
Trouble Sow-Derlares Himself Dicta
tor, bat He Voesnt Count Cabinet Con
siders Care la's Letter Oar Policy la
Manila, July 19, via Hong Kong, July
23. The disembarkation of thfc Ameri
can troops composing the second ex
pedition is being pushed with the ut
most energy. The Colorado regiment is
already in field near Paranajo, and
other regiments will be transferred
without any loss of time from the
transports, to the camp in native boats.
The United States cruiser Boston has
been detailed to cover the landing par
ties. She now occupies a position almost
within range of the guns of Fort
Malate, which is only a short distanee
frcm Manila proper.
Washington, July 23. There were sev
eral events of interest, if not of impor
tance, at the war and navy departments
yesterday. General Anderson at Cavite
LIEUT-E5AXT MCOMOKW P. IIOB30&
eent a message saying that Aguinaldo
had declared a dictatorship and mar
tial law over the Philippines, something
that gave the cabinet food for consid
eration. There was no disposition to
force any issue w ith the Insurgent chief
at this time, but it is pretty well under
stood that he will not be allowed to
commit the United States government
in the future treatment of the Philip
pine question. It would not be surpris
ing if it should develop that strong Eu
ropean influences are being brought to
bear to dissuade the navy department
from dispatching Watson's fleet to Eu
rope. Cut so far they appear to have
been lneffetual, for it Is officially stated
that the departure of the squadron is
only delayed net abandoned.
IteportK from Miles and Sampson.
Although General Miles reported by
cable from Mole . St. Nicholas, Hayti,
that he was "moving along well" with
the first detachment of the military ex
pedition against Porto Kico, and asked
for lighters and tugs. It was said at
the war department that some of these
lighters were already on their way
from New Orleans and New York, and
that no sensible diJay would arise on
that score. The brief report from Ad
miral Sampson declaring the success of
the expedition to Nipe is really more
Important than appears on the surface.
The bay of Nipe lies on the north coast
of Cuba almost directly across the isl
and from Santiago. It Is purposed to
establish a base there which will save
at least two days' time in getting sup
plies into Cuba as compared with the
May Be Csrful in Curbing the Cnbnnfc.
It will also form a good point of op
erations against Holguin, not far dis
tant, and if should develop unfortunate
ly that a restraining hand must be laid
upon the Cubans themselves Nipe, In
connection with Santiago, would be an
effective means of doing this. The war
department ha3 not yet been informed
that General Shaftor's Cuban allies
have quit the American lines for the
reasons sent out in a printed letter by
General Garcia, but it is scarcely doubt
ed that such Is the case, for the friction
has been growing more pronounced ev
ery day since the fall of Santiago, and it
Is feared that a severance of relations
cannot be longer avoided. That the Cu
ban junta is still hopeful of avoiding
such a measure is evidenced by the con
fidence shown by Senor Quesada, one of
the Cuban legatiohere, in an amicable
HOBSOX AKRIVES AT WASHINGTON.
Recognised at the fetation and Has To Be
Rescued by the I'olice.
Washington,July23. The most agree
able event of yesterday at the national
capital was the arrival at the navy de
partment of Lleuunant Hofeson, the
hero of the Merrimac. He succeeded
in escaping observation as he passed
through the train shed, coat and um
brella in hand and followed by a porter
proudly tarrying his bag. but before he
emerged from the station someone spied
him, a hurrah went up from one throat
and in a moment the station rjundeJ
with Vociferous shouting. The cry of
"Hobson. Hobson," rang out and the
crowd closed about him, shaking his
hand and pusking him about until he
was rescued by the police and escorted
to his carriage. He stopped long enough
to announce that all of the men who
formed the crw of the Merrimac were
safe and in the lst of health.
The officer was driven at once to the
Army and Navy cTub and after brush
ing himself up he drove over to the)
navy department As he approached the
at: rv..wiif.v.- s
omc or the secretary of the navy there
ensuca anotner cemonstration. a larg
crowd had gathered about the doorwey
and the hearty welcome it gave th
young officer brought blushes to his
checks. Secretary Long came out of his
private office andgrjspir.g Hoi son with
both hands said with sinrerity, "Lieuten
ant I am glad very glad to see you."
jhen he drew him Into his cfil e, where
the lieutenant was introduced to As
sistant Secretary Allen and was greeie 1
by. Captain Crowninshleld, . Captain
Bradford and Pension Commissioner
Evans, who happened to drop in. He
spent half an hour in conference with
the secretary awl then returned ta the
club to rest
Secretary Long stated that Hobson
did not bring the long-expected icport
from Admiral Sampson and his brother
officers on the destruction of the Cer
vera fleet The exact purpose of bis
visit was explained by the order under
which Lieutenant Hobson had come to
the United States, which Is to urge
quick action toward the salvation of
the Cristobal Colon, row on the rocks
west of Santiago, and says: "Explain
to him fully the position and condition
of that ship and receive bis Instruc
tions regarding it. 15? as expeditious
as possible in bringing the matter to a
termination, in order that. If it Is prac
ticable to do so. this fine ship may bs
saved to the United States navy." This
is signed by Admiral Sampson.
CABINET DIStTSSKM THE CIBANS.
Policy as to the Ii.lnnd That Will Be Car
ried Out in Full.
Washington, July 23. The letter writ
ten by General Garcia to General Shat
ter was read and discussed at sozr.e
length in the cabinet meeting yester
day, and the opinion was expressed that
it evidently was based upon a wrons
conception of the purposes and motives
of our peojjle. These, it was said, should
long ago have been fully explained to
him and to all of the Cuban leaders. If
it was true as had been reported, a
member of the cabinet said, that Gar
cia was not invited to participate in the
ceremonies attending the raising of the
American flag over Santiago it was a
mistake. Even thing reasonable, he
said, should be done to win and keen
the friendship of the insurgent Cubans.
They should be made te know that the
only rurpose of the United States in
waging war against Spain was to se
cure for all tha people of Cuba relief
from the oppression of Spanish rule and
stable government established by the
people themselves. Of course, it was
added. It is not the Intention of this
Government to drive the Spaniards out
and then formally turn the island over
to the insurgents or to any other par
ticular class or faction. This govern
ment had never intimated such a pur
pose, but on the contrary It was well
understood that a Ftuble government
for and by all of the people of Cuba had
been the only purpose and end Fwuhtto
The detail incident to the stal.llsh-
ment of such a government, it wns said,
have never been discussed by the cabi
net at any great length, but there couW
be no difference of opinion as to the
general plan. All of the people of the
island. It was declared, must be given
an opDortnnjty to express their v'.ewsa
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to the character of the constitution n
ier which they were to live, and also
as to the man who should make and
execute the laws. The insurgent Cu
bans certainly could not consistently ask
for more than (his.
The letter reported to have been writ
ten by Garcia to Shaftercomplalnsthat:
"The city of Santiago surrendered to
the American army, and news of that
important event was given to me by
persons entirely foreign to your staff. I
have not beets hsnored with a single
word from yourself informing me about
the negotiations for peace or the terms
of the capitulation by the Spaniards.
The fmportant ceremony of the surren
der of the Spanish army and the taking
possession of the city by yourself took
place later on. and I only knew of both
events by public reports. n
rally, I know that you have left In
power at Santiago the same Spanish
authorities that for three years I have
fought as the enemies of the independ
ence of Cuba. In view of all
these reasons I have tendered
today to the commander-in-chief of the
Cuban arrr.y. Major General Maximo
Gomez, my resignation as commander
of this section of our army."
A dispatch from New York gives a
statement issued by Domingo Mendes
Capote, vice president of the Cuban re
public, after consultation with the Cu
ban Junta in that city which fully and
Unreservedly Indorses the president's
proclamation Issued immediately after
the capture of Santiago as to the gov
ernment of the captured territory.
CEN. WOOD IS GOVERNOR.
Rough Rider Takes Charge of the rear
and Order at Santiago.
Santiago de Cuba, July 23. General
Wood, of the Hough Riders, was ap
pointed military governor of Santiago
de Cuba Wednesday, succeeding Gen
eral McKibbln, who returns to his old
duty, and who Is on the sick list The
city is quiet and ordinary business i3
being resumed. Krom various joints in
tli- province Spanish troops continue to
arrive daily and nre sent to camp to
await embarkation, the date of whUb
has not yet. been decided. G. neral
Wood, the military governor, has or
dered all the shops to open, and reaft
er there will be music in the plaza -v-ery
Sunday and Thursday. Th're will
be rej.ikiiii;s when the pay must, r ar
rives. Havana Statement of the Lnna.
Washington. July 23. A dispatch
from Havana gives the Spanish ac
count of the Manzanillo affair. It says
the Spaniards lost but three d-ad and
fifteen wounded and only three trans
ports. It also says that with the at
tacking force were two monitors.
Had a Tamily Disturbance.
Casey. Ills., July 23. City Marshal
Smith probably fatally shot Dr. A. J.
Torter, of this city. They were having
a family disturbance at the home of Dr.
rorter and the doctors wife called In
City Marshal Smith to quell the diffi
culty. Lr. Porter used some abusive
language to Marshal Smith and finally
assaulted him with a knife, whereupon
Smith drew his revolver and shot Por
ter through the rlcht breast
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