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VOL. XL.VII. NO. 2SS.
ROCK ISLAND. ILIi.. TUESDAY. SEPTEMBER i2G. 1S99.
PRICE THREE CENTS.
DEWEY REACHES NEW
Admiral, as Usual, is On Hand Much Ahead of the Schedule
METROPOLIS AWAKES TO
Unexpected Arrival Disarranges Official Program and Commit
tees Are Hastily Called.
CHRONOLOGY OF DEWEY
APRIL 2:, '98. War declared. Olympia, llagship of Commodore
Di'WCT, waa at anchor in the harbor of Hng Kong. Commodore
ljwey given formal notice by the governor of the colony of Hong
Kongthat as a state of warexisted, all the vessels under the command
of iKiwev would be required to quit the waters of the colony'" with
in 4H hours, or by Monday. April 25.
APUIL 21. Commanding ollicers of the Boston. Concord. Petrel.
McCnlloch, Xanshan and Zatiro. ordered by Commodore Dewey to get
under wav at noon and proceed to Mirs Bay, which is in Chinese
waters, 'J5niiles from Hong Kong. At 12 o'clock the vessels steamed
out of Lycmun Pass.
APUIL 2". Commodore l.".vey. with the Olympia, the Uilli
inore and the Rilcigh, left Hong Kong for Mirs H ly at 10 o'clock
APRIL 27. American sleet of warship.!, with the Olympia
lead i nr. left Mirs Bay and et course direct for Cape Blinao, on the
coast of Luzon.
APRIL SO. Coast of Ltizm sighted. 150 miles north of Corrcgi
dor Island, at the entr.ince to the By of Manila. During the day the
licet coasted south a'ong the western line of the island; exploring Sti
bi' B-tv. where it was thought prob ible the Spanish lleet would be
concealed, ami reaching the entrance to tlie bay at midnight. At
12:30, or one-half hour into the morning of May 1. American ship
were fired on bv the Spanish fort at Kl Kraile. in the great passage
called Hoc Orande. This lire was returned by the Raleigh, the Mc
Cnlloch and l'oston. but no damage was indicted on either side.
MAY 1. Commoiore George Dowey, in command of the United
States navai force on the Asiatic station, defeated the Spanish lleet
under the command of Rear Admiral Montejo. The Spani-h lleet of
11 vessels was annihilated, 300 Spaniards being killed and 100 wound
ed, while on the American side none was killed, six s-lightly wounded,
anil the American ships were uninjured.
MAY 10. Bv order of the secretary of the navy. Commodore
Ceorce Djwev was advanced to the rank of Rjar Admiral. Later
created admiral by act of congress.
MAY 11 T.) AUG. 13. The eominind of Admiral Dewey lay
at anchor in the harbor of Manila, enforcing the blockade that had
been inaugurated after the battle of May 1.
AUG. 13. Combined land and naval forces of the United States
captured the City of Manila.
MAY 20. 'O'J. The Olympia, with Admiral Dewey on board, saikd
from Manila by way of the Mediterranean for New York.
Sept. 26. Olympia arrived 01" port of New York.
ew York. Sept. 26 The Oiym-
pia, ltearing Dewey arrived at
C o'clock this morning. All the inoru
ing as the O'yinpia lay at anchor the
tdgnal man was kept busy dippingthe
ensign in answer to the welcome of
passing vessel. An orderly soon "came
ashore with dispatches. He said the
Olvmpia had a pleasant passage across
the Atlantic and all were well
Jcwey'a arrival two days ahead of
lime completely disarranged the de
t.vla of tuo ollicial welcome. Various
rommUteei were at once summoned
!n the city ball to consult as to future
Tot Admirals Clasp Hands.
At 1 this afternoon Admiral Samp
son arrived on bmrd tha Dolphin. The
two admiral greeted each other
warmly. In response to an inquiry
from Sampson Dewev said: -I am
well but feel a bit tired. When a man
been aboard ship nearly twoyear9
be needs something of shore. I am
:t-ully glad to le among my own
letter iu the afternoon Admiral
Phillip, in eoii'ujud of the Brooklyn
nary yard, also ptfd bis respect U
Dewev, and the recorrlcn committee
FIND OLYMPIA THERE
A.D THE OLYMPIA.
down the bav to greet the ad-
IrS MKiHTf (il)OUTO HE HOMK.'
S3 Syn the Admiral to a Reporter, Bat
-Officially" lie Has Not Arrived.
"It's mighty good to be home."
said the admiral to a reporter for the
Associated Press, who went aboard.
I know I'm a little ahead of the
schedule, but as the weather looked
a little squally I thought it better to
lie inside the hook than outside.
Officially, however, I have not yet
ATTACK ON INSURGENTS.
One American and Forty Rcb-ls Killed
Fate of Naval Cadet Wood.
Washington. Sept. 26 A Manila
dispatch says Gen. Snyder attacked
the position of the insurgents five
miles west of Cebn and destroyed
seven forts. The insurgents were
Our loss was one killed and four
wounded. The enemy's los9 is 40.
Washington. Sept. 26. Admiral
Watson cables from Manila that Naval
Cadet Wood was killed when the gun
boat Urdaneta was raptured by the
Fatal V reek ra tUm Voavtral.
Auburn, N Y., Sept. 26. The New-
York Central passenger train collided
with a freight this morning. Three
were killed and several injured.
xwXf' MEN STEAL A SHIP.
One of Them Is the Captain and the Other
Houghton. Mi-h.. Si it. The firs
time on record of a man iiurloinius;
steamer occurred yesterday. Captain
J'unly. wlio commands the Silve
Spray, and his engineer named Berry
who had l-eii off duty several days
went 0:1 board yesterday and sent the
rest of the crew ashore. 1 he engineer
went down to the engine room and the
captain took his place at the wheel.
Away they steamed, and it tool.
them lm a short time to jret out of the
1 anal and into the broad and open
Lake Superior. As soon as it wa
learned Jy the owners the Pryor
I'i.-liin company they sent a tud to
overhaul the stolen boat, hut up to
late hour last iiiv:ht no word had bei
heard from tht-111 except that they were
headed for iMlluth or Superior.
MAYORS TO HUSK CORK
Executives of Chicago and St. I-ouIs to En
gng In a Context.
Peoria. Ills., Sept. HO. Secretary
Ileairlcy. of the Com carnival, has
concluded arrangements for a im'uuc
and exeitimr contest to lie held here
1 i 1 t-i 11 -r the week of the bin exhibit
Mayor Carter Harrison, of Chicago,
and Mayor Zcienheimer. of St. Louis
have agreed to enter into a corn husk
inir match on Thursday evening, Oct
The prize is to he a ?lo jrold piece.
, Since it is known that 1 'resident M
Kiiiley cannot he here carnival week
the contest between the two mayors
looked upon as the star attraction.
Wind Havoc at 'n!cao.
Chicago. Sept. 2. The storm on tin
lake here Sunday nilit was a sever
one. but there were 110 lives lost, al
though a number were endangered.
The iu; .F. (. Dorr, with two scows in
tow. sank in the lake eight miles off
shore near South Chicago. The crew
look to the scows, which were driven
ashore and then the men had to swim
tor it. They reached land safely. The
barge Cleveland was towed into tin
harbor yesterday. She sank in the
mouth of the river. No lives lost.
Corn from f'orlri Kico.
Black River Falls. Wis.. Sept.
John D. Smith, a member of the Third
Wisconsin during the Spanish-Ameri
can war, bre-uht home some corn from
the island of l'orto Kico and planted it
Tune 17 last. It is now nearly fourteen
feet high, and still going up. L'ars have
formed and are about nine feet from
the ground, but owinn to the lateness
of planting will not ma'ure.
Kuioor of Trouble In Afghanistan.
London. Sept. !!. The Times pult
lishes the following dispati ii from
Simla: "It is persistently riiuiuretl her
that Abdurrahman Khan, ameer of
Al giianisinn, ts leal. and that a war
of succession has already begun. So
far as the Indian government is aware
the report is absolutely unfounded."
Horrible Work of an Explosion.
I'ottslioro, lex., isopt. L'l;. 1 lie boiler
at Henderson iV Mangus' gin, blew up
yesterday, demolishing the buildiu;
and killing Knginccr Grant Cordor
Pressman Nunn Steele, and a boy
named Jones. Mis Jones, sister of the
linv. had both feet blown off and a
thigh broken in two places.
Scores on the Diamond.
t liica.su. Si pt. . i- oiiowiii'r are
yesterday's League ball scores: At
New 1 ork ISoston 'J. New ttrk 1: nt
P.rooklyn Washington 1. I'.rooklyu 1.'5;
al Philadelphia Ilaliimore . I'liil.nlrl
phia : at St. Louis Louisville Id. St
Louis li; at 'hicauo Ilain.
Milp rnniulers; rive Live Lost.
Kingston. Jamai-a. Sept. in;. The
Atlas Steamship company' steamer
Adnla. Captain MeAuley, from Kings
ton for Baltimore, foundered yesterday
o!T Port Morant. on the south coast of
Jamaica. Five lives were lost, iuciud
inz Percy, the tirst otlicer.
First Snow aud Freezing Hard.
Milwaukee. Sept. Ui;. A speiia! to
The Sentinel from Calumet and Hough
ton. Mich., says the tirst snow of the
season fell at those places yesterday.
The thermometers registered below the
freezing point and farm products are
Supposed to Have Stolen a ICide.
Portage, Wis., Sept. 2ti The re
mains of an unknown man were found
beside 1 he Milwaukee road's track near
Wyocctia Sunday. The body was cut
in two He is supposed to have been
a tramp who was stealing a ride.
Frcshyterian Theological Seminaries.
Princeton, X. .1.. Sept. 2tf. The open
Inn mectinu of the aiisrual convention
of the fiencral convention of the theo
logical seminaries of the Presbyterian
church in the United States was held
in Miller chapel yesterday afternoon.
Crit.cUm for Iowa's Governor.
Austin. Tex.. Sept. '. Governor
Sayers and Attorney General Smith
have returned from the St. Louis anti
trust conference. The governor ex
pressed himself as lieinir satisfied with
the result, adding: "It was a pleasant,
harmonious meeting except as to the
part played therein by the governor of
Iowa, who was unable to pet away
from partisan bias."
Will Slake Sagar from Milk.
Whitewater. Wis.. Sept. 2. A fac
tory for th manufacture of sujrar Is to
be built at Sharon, this county, by
the Klein Creamery company, of El
pin, Ills. The suar is to le made
from milk, for use in candies and
medicines. The farmers are looking
for a rise in the price of milk in conse
quence. Pere Byacinthe's Hrother-ln-Law Dead.
Omaha. Sept. 20. Consul Wiltshire
Buttertield, a brother of the wife of
Pere Hyacinthe Layson. whose marri
fize created such a sensation in Roman
Catholic circles ome years ajro, died
at his home in south Omaha yesterday.
Ilutterfield was the author of several
widely-read historical, works. . ,
MAKES A SHARP ISSUE
Chamberlain's Last Note to the
Boers Does Not Mince
Matters at AH.
10S STSAIGHT TO THE POINT
Of Difference and Accepts the Challenge
as to Veracity by Declariuc; in KrtVet
That Krucer's mecretary of State Has
Lied Tiled of Nesotiations That Have
Accomplished otbiag, the Colonial
Secretary Says That He Will Start on a
Pretoria, Sept. 'JsJ. The imperial dis
patch was read yesterday in the volks-
raad. President Krnjier announced
that the reply of the government of
the South African Republic would be
presented to the volksraad today.
Loudon. Sent. 2t .The otticiais of
the foreign office last evening irave out
the text ol the letter of the secretary
of state for the colonies to the liritisli
hiiih commissioner in South Africa. Sir
Alfred Milner. dated Sept. The
P.ritish reply expresses ivjrrct that her
majesty's oiler. No. . of Sept. S, had
been refused, and says:
Chamberlain Tells What He Wants
" I lii' object her majesty s govern
ment had in view In the recent nego
tiations lias been stated in a manner
which cannot admit of misapprehen
sion, viz.: To obtain such substantial
and immediate representation for the
outlandors as will enable them to se
cure tor themselves mat lair ami just
treatment -vhich was tormally prom
ised them in issi, and 'which her ma
jesty intended to secure for them when
she granted privileges of self-govern
ment to the Transvaal. No conditions
less comprehensive than those con
tained in the telegram of Sept. S can
be relied on to effect this object.
Will Make Some Fresh 1'ropa.Hrils.
"The refusal of the South African
government to entertain the offer thus
made, coming as it does after four
mouths ot protracted negotiations.
themselves the climax of tive years of
extended agitation, make it useless
to further pursue the discussion on the
lines hitherto followed, and the im
perial government is now compelled to
consider the situation alresh ami
formulate their own proposals for a
final settlement of the issues which
have been created in South Africa bv
the policy constantly followed for
many years by the government of
South Africa. They will communicate
the result of their deliberations in a
CIIAKGLS BKIIZ WITH FALSEHOOD.
And with Making I'raposn! He Knew
Would lie It-tjectetl.
In a later communication, dated
Sept. the imperial government
takes up the charge of breach of faith
insinuated by Secretary of State Ki itz.
Sept. 1, "which we cannot pass over
in silence." Chamberlain then savs:
"The proposals made by the Soui.ll
African Kcpuhlic In its letter of Aug.
!! and I'd were not induced by sug
gestions given by the P.ritish agent
from the state attorney, as claimed.
tin the contrary, the state attorney
sounded the Kiitish agent, both in
writing and in conversation, as to the
conditions to a joint impiiry. and the
resuu or tiicse communications was
the proposals made bv the South
friean government in these leieirs.
"it is impossible that the South
African government could have had
any doubt as to ihe
incut's answer to
was actually the
named, and my reply
same as the Itrilish
agent had fore-
shadowed to the state atloruev. and
which, then-fore, the South African
government must have anticipated in
making the proosiils. The imperial
government also denies that its tel.
gram of Sept. S substituted an entirely
new proposal tor the invitation to the
joint commission of inquiry."
Chamberlain then quotes the dis
patch from South Africa of Aug. l'J
ontainiug an alternative proposal
identical with that which the imperial
government is said to have substi
tuted, and the communication then
proceeds as follows: "The Imperial
joverjiiiH-nt. sees, no irround for m;
Ileite to is. riKKRAii no. 78,463
1 1 was a sufferer from female weak
ness. Lver3 month regularly as the
menses came, 1 suffered dreadful pains
in uterus, ovaries
were affected and
I had my children
very fast and it
left me ver- weak.
A year ago I was
taken with flooding-
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wonders how I ever lived.
I wrote for Mrs. I'inkham's advice
at Lynn, Mass., and took her medicine
and beg-an to gret well. I took several
bottles of the Compound and used the
Sanative Wash, and can truly say that
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mc, I am fcelinp and looking- so well.
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Casides, X. J.
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Uks. Magoik A. Beows, West IX.
Pleasant. N. J. i
n'f'Pi-Miehston oil the part of the South
Atrlcan Republic as to its answer re
garding non-interference and suzer
ainty, as the imperial government had
already stated that it would not press
for the appointment of a Joint coin
mission of inquiry, in view of the fact
that such an inquiry would, in the
opinion of tin-government of the South
Alrican Republic, prejudice the riu'ht
of full independence repeatedly recog
nized by the imperial government.
'As to the use of the Knglish lan
guage in the volksraad. the imperial
government regards this as reasonable
and is astonished that the government
of the South African Republic should
deem it unnecessary and make a point
f! denying ti:.-il the government of the
South African Republic ever proposed
the same to the British agent."
ISoer Thinking of an l ltimnt inn.
London. Sept. '';. A special dispatch
from Pretoria says that the members
of the volksraad. bepeving that the
Pritish notes are intended to gain time
for the concentration of troops, urge
tiie government to adjourn the raad
immediately and to send Creat P.ritain
a note declaring that further mobiliza
tion will be regarded as an unfriendly
act. Trenches, earthworks and sand
bag defenses are being erected in all
the available approaches to the capi
tal. Stole a March on the liners.
i-ieierniariizinirg. Aaiai. Nept.
The troops that have been moved from
Ladysmith to Iumdee wi'f form a new
camp at ;lellcoe. their ,ilaces being
tilled by others from India, 'llie move
ment was executed so smartly and 1111-
c.vpectod!'- that the Roer spies were tin
aware of it until it was actually ac
complished. Troop .JouhfTt Kec-knn t'pon.
t'apo Town, Sept. ::;. It is reported
from Pretoria that Commandant !en-
eral Joubcrt reckons on ls.noq Trans
vaal troops, Id.iMMi from the Orange
1'ree State, S.Ihki from Cape Colony,
2,hxj from Natal and o.inio Holland
ers, Geiuian aud other volunteers.
DREYFUS CHAMPION BUSIED.
Sclienrr-Kestner, Who Was Use of tli
tint to Ucuiand Iteviion.
Taris. Sept. :.'. I'pon the occasion
yesterday of the funeral of M. Seheur-
er-Kestner, former vice president of
the Trench senate, who died Sept. 'JO.
the day pardon was granted to Cain
tain Dreyfus, whose steadfast cham
pion he had la-en from the outset of
the revision movement. several
speeches were delivered. Among the
sieaker.s was Henri Rrisson. former
premier. All the speeches were eu
logistic of the dead statesman.
On the- termination of the ceremony
the spectators cheered M. Brissou and
surrounded his carriage, crying "Vive
La Ilcpublicque." Colonel Picquart,
who was among the spectators, was
leccived with loud cries of "Vive 1'ic-
fiiiart and "Vive la Republique.
I he Figaro ays that among the na-
nierous wreaths upon the coifin was
one learing the inscription: "To
Scheurer-Kcstner Infinite gratitude,"
and signed in small letters "Alfred
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