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VOL. XL VI. NO. 174. SAN JUAN REDUCED. BOCK ISLAND, ILL., FRIDAY, MAY 13, 1S98. Admiral Sampson Bombards Porto Rican Successful Effect. Capital With SPLENDID WORK OF THE BATTLESHIPS. One Man Killed and Several New York. Wounded However. on the Flagship UfASHINGTON, May 13 The government has at last " heard from Sampson officially and satisfactorily. . Fail ing to meet the Cape Verde fleet he attacked San Juan and 1 J TL . . rr . . . - reuucea me iortmcations eitectually, the Iowa firing the first shot. The forts resisted, but the fleet was too powerful ana eventually the land batteries succumbed to the terrific Washington. May 13. At 7:30 this niorninj; the navy department re ceived the following from Sampson: St. Thomas, May -. portion of the squadron under my command reached San Juan tliis morning at layhrcak. No armed vessels were found in the port. As soon as suln riently lijjht I commenced an attack Upon the latteries ilefetulin the fit v. This attaok lasted alM.nt three hours, and resulted in much damage to the lotteries and ineide ntally to a Nrliou pres- I'ress di.-pat-li announcing the fllee of the Vale at St. Thoni.is The dispatch savs immense damage was done the city ly American shells. Sampson made no attempt to capture or destroy the' town lieyuml razing till' fori ilic.it ions. The Americans soon silenced Morro cattle, and set lire to the town, driv ing the Spaniards from their guns repeatedly. The shore guns tired 1 lledsof shots. The New York was hit once. Sea man Frank Wide- strictly maintained. It savs the cable is now alx.ard of an American vessel Winslow Not o ltaclly Ihtniaged. Key West, May 13. The W'inslow arrived under her own steam. She is not lcully damaged. The crew under stood that the Wilmington would lMiinliard Cardenas today. Sa?sta' Won Inrrease Mailrid, Mav 13.-Saasta is havino- ditlicnlty in forming a new cabinet .Much uneasiness is felt on account of the minor that ly tonight the hread ADMIRAL, SAMrSON. supply of all hakcries here will be ex hausted. TO ASSEMISI.K VT C lilt KAMAI GA. TORPEDO BOAT WINSLOW. in me engagement nt Carrie tins this vcs.-.il wa? had'.y dimiirpii e of th. Spanish KunKat, and the .an,, latteries was eJi S t EnsS Bmrley and fur of the crew were kill, d In th cnRaBennnt. ensign of the city adjacent to the batteries. The batteries replied to our fleet, but without material effect. Due man was killed on lM.ard the New York, and seven slightly wounded in the .squadron. No serious damage to any of our ships resulted. (Signed) Sampson. Sampson's statement of th attack with only a portion of the fleet is ta ken to indicate that he didn't find it expedient to take the entire sft.ii into the harbor, though it is not be lieved he had separated the fleet. The navy department was at a loss to know how his dispatch reached St. Thomas until reading the Associated Kejral aUn tk fo4 par. wbalMMBt aa4 eaUcteu. HJWDZR Absolutely Pur rant exv, m m. mark was killed and four were wounded: the Iowa was hit once, and two were slightly bounded. The Iowa and Detroit tired 430 shots with terrible effect. Loudon. May 13. The Evening New St. Thomas special savs San Juan. Porto Kit . surrendered yester day evening. Havana. May 13 (via Kingston) The captain general of Porto Kico has cabled Blanco thatiSan Juan was 1kiu barded without warning. The dam age is considerable. Kvlclrntl; a Spanish View. St. Thomas. May 13 Sampson's fleet attacked, but failed to silence, the San Juau forts yesterday. Noon The official Version here of the lombardinciit of San Juan is that the American fleet was "gloriously beaten back." l-aiiillng of More Troop. Key West. May 13. The transport steamer Cussie landed an American expedition at St. t'anianas yesterday, after a lively engagement " w ith the Spaniards. She carried rities and a large quantity of ammunition. The land ing was effected under cover of the guns of the Wasp and Manning. Spanish I'hllippine I: I petition. Cibraltar. May 13. A Spanish fleet is still at Cadi. It is rejHirted it will escort a strong military expedition to the Philippines. Dewej In Doing Doty. London. May 12 The Llov.r M. Thirty Thousand Troop, of Which i til rieds U to Furnish Part, Ordered. Washington. Mav 13. The war do Jart incut has issued orders for the as sembling ot ;.t.(H)0 volunteers at L hickamaui'a. 1 his embraces L'O regiments and live batteries from the f(dlowing states: Wiscousin. Michi gan. Minnesota. Indiana. Illinois. Maine. Misou. New llamnshii-o New York, Ohio. Pennsylvania. Mas sachusetts. Rhode Island and Ver mont. Washington. Mav 13. The war de partment plans for the immediate in vasion ot tuba have -materially enangeii iy uie new s ot the iresence ot the Spanish fleet in West Indian waters. It will delay the movement for a time. SAMPSON HAS sroRKN. Telling the Porto I: Irons the Tale Dewey Told the Kneniy atManilitt Pi-rt au Prince. ITayti.MaylJ. Copy right. 1S?S. by tiie A?r iiaw-d l'r.ss. Sampson with nine warships trrived before San Jucn yesterday morning be fore sunris--. The ba'tle-ship Iowa fired the fiivt shot. which t m k eff.-ct. The battleship Indiana fiiP.w.d. Morro fort responded feebly, and was silenced almost immediat' !y ur.d l educed to a heap of ruir.F. The Spanish steamer IMta was captured l.y the Yale. Thous Fands cf the i opulaticn ai d !l;e foreign censu's rouht nfiK-o in th int rior. New F.nclttiul ia-.t Tint alt mi!. Portsmouth, X. )., Jiay Hear Ad miral arper.ter. the rr.rm-.ndant at the nr.vy yard here, receivtl a dit-patc-h from Keur A-lmiral Krben. at New Yolk yesterday, infrpiins idm that the rrar admiral ha-1 i!ir.;rrr.atii,n whi h ho con Flderrd aecuicte that Spanish rhjps were hradini; toward the New England coast. Spanish Act-omit of tlie 1 i-,-IO. Havana, May lo. :.ivemor General Blanco lectived a cable message yes terday from the captain general of Porto Kico, whkh says that yesterday morning an American Meet of eleven vessels opened fire upon the forts, which answered vigorously. The dispatch says that at the time it was sent, 9 a. m., no personal losses had been sustained and little mate-rial damage done. SPANISH C.lniXET IS TKOTBI.E. Four of the Most Prominent of Sag-Asta's Advisers step Out. Madrid. May 13. Senor Horet, sec retary for the colonic?, sr.d Senor Gul lon, foreign minister, resigned. Admiral Bermejo. minister of the marine, and Count Xirpicna, minister tt the public works, have also rtslpned. Admiral Bermajo on learning of the Cavite dis aster told t-'agasta that he must resign owing to the delicacy of his position, though he felt that he was not re?p;n rible for the state of the defenses cf Manila. JIi ret pleadtd weariness, and Count Xiquena illness. According to the last forecast the r.e-x ministry will consist of Srnor Sagasta as president: Sen, r C. 'Troissard. minis ter of justke of the disscivlr.g cabinet, minister of foreign aTairs; Se-nr.r Au non. tvinist. r of marine; Strt r Romero fliron. minister r.f justi.-e. and the Duke of Veragua, the descendant of Colura bua. minister of public works, agricxil ture and commerce. The new cabinet will probably he constituted tomorrow. The general opinion is that it will en dure until the budget Is passed and col lapse at the first or portunity afterwards. Circuit Court. The arguments to the jury in the Robinson divorce case are in progress this afternoon. Judge (lest last evening granted a divorce to t'hristiane Sulser from Jacob Sulser. Mrs. Sulser alleged cruelty, infidelity, drunkenness and non-supjHirt. HEWS FROM MANILA. Spaniards Charge a British Ship with Piloting Dewey into the Harbor. PKICJ3 THREE CENTS. T7ILL HOLD OUT TO TEE LAGT. They Have 25,000 Spanish lgula.- and 100,000 Volunteers Rebel Keportetl Going Dark on l)ey Angasti Threaten to Shoot Turbulent Soldiers Our Admiral roinuiiineuta the Spanish Naval Comiuuuilt-r. ixndon. May ' 11 The Iloi.g Kong correspondent. cf The Dallv Mail savs "The Spaniards at Manila are incensed against the T?r!t!sh ' becr.use it ia be lieved that the Esmeralda piloted the Americans into the. bay. The British gunboat Linnet Pro'isht from Manila both the Spanish and American mails. The Spanish authorities end Admiral Dewey have been equally courteous in permitting communication with the'and and sanctioning; the iforwaicing of let ters and documents by any and all means which offered themselves. Hut the Spaniards have ma Jo up their minds to hold out to the last. They arc in a position to give the Americans a deal Of trouoie. Thnrf ara ?r. Pfirt Cr--,:.), soimers in the garrison at Manila and lUt'.WO volunteers enrolled. Scores of coasting steamers are imnrisnnoii on the River Pasig, which Is blocked at the mouth by a sunken pcliooner." Insurgent Not Helping Dewey. The Hong Koncr cori-nr.m'..iir of Tii Standard says: -Comnl 'dnrf Dfvvi.v- at the time the British gvmboat Linnet left JUanilu was not recelvinir anvthlnv as much assistance from 'the insnre-onta as he had expected. Indeed, the insur gents were understood to be negotiating with Governor General August! for the execution of a pacific settlement as ar ranged by thfm some months ago. The greatest peril to the Inhabitants of Manila would arise from Mie soldier of the garrison in the event f a famine setting In as a result of the blockade." It is said heTe that a f!aT of tnm u flying over Manila and the people are anowea to proceed freelv to on from the ships In the harbor. The Amrirun are on duty day and night, cn the look out lor DoatS which end.n-nr to eon the blockade with food supplies'. Itntons and Spaniards Have Tronble. There was a storm v mectinir at Ta. ni!a between the British rrsidpnt nn.1 the British consul over the delay in ob taining protection for thr?- British vessels, allowing others to load hence. For a few days pcrular animosity to ward Englishmen was intense. Tho Spanish soldiers sriat nt n V.nrlichvnnn and used foul lang-uag.0. Whe-u the inci dent came to the kn-nl dg ,f c.-yrn- or General August! he vrot an ample apology to the Secretory of thr TnsrHsh club, threatening to shoot any officer or soldier who repeated the efferse. uktaii.s oi- ni;u:vs iauackjikm. He Cnuiilinients .Monlijoon His C.allantry in the l ight. London, May 13. The Hong Kong LARGER ! GRANDER ! BETTER! Than any stock in the three cities. Every de partment is complete with the best things produced In their re spective lines. DINING CIIAIRSsolid Oak, long post, bract; arm. . .-. . , iaie ofctu, odij WHITE ENAMELKI) IKON BEDS brass trimmed, only 6 Ft EXTENSION TA BLES nicely fin ished, this week 75c $2.49 $2.98 Money saving prices prevail. Special ad vantages and induce ments for complete household outfits DAVENPORT Fdil- CARPET CO For that timl feeling you mut en vt,.K -ml .,i..;r i .t i ti i- nila agent cables that the blockade is ! Sarsaparilla is the medicine you need. 32i 326-528 Brady Street, DaTenport ecrrespenaont cr me Times who ar rived there on board the British run boat Linnet from Manila says: "1 had a conversation with Admiral Mont'lo who, recognizing the superiority of th American squadron, admitted that his chief object was to seek the protection of the Cavite forts. He fought ia the Iieina Maria Christina till she was on nre and had fifty-two killed. On the auvae of his tlag lieutenant he trans ferred his flag to the Isle d tnhn Eventually, after two and a half hours fighting, he gave the signal to scuttle and abandon her. Commodore Dewey ceased fire and asked permission of the ioi is to jestroy the burning ships. Ad miral Montijo replied: 'The ships are at your mercy; Co as you like.' The American tire was resumed till the Sj anish squadron was completely an nihilated. The captain of the Boston who car ried the flag cf truce said: "You com- oatted us with four very tad ships; not warships. We have never seen be fore braver fighting under such unequal condhions. It is a gTeat pity you ex posed your lives on vessels sot fit for ht-'luiiig.' Commodore Dewey sent a message to Admiral Montiio a follows- "I shall have pleasure ia clasping your nanu and ottering my congratulations on the callant manner in which you fought.' Admiral Montijo attributed the responsibility of his defeat to the government in !nlri,i .,-.. obsolete vessels, though Te had requisi- uoni-u tne government for rhips. He had no torpedoes exeent s.ime he himself constructed out of Ineffective material. Jlia original intention was to remain at ulic and offer hnttinr but ti returned to Cavite because the Subic toils weie inadequate. "During the bombardment of the Ca vite arsenal Commodore Dewey sus pcndi d tire at the request of the Span lard to allow the Women and children to he ivnu ved t.j a ula.-e nf ur,.i witnessed the secor.3 bo mbardment. The American vessels wore admirably handled. The rt-heis looted Cavite im mediately, the Spaniards Mvinir t -Ma nna, and encounters with the rebels Were frequent in the suburbs. Wh, n landed on May 2, I found the city panic- suc. Ken am tie shot s remained cicsed for three days. Finding thaian armistice lied l,Pn agreed uion, many civilians returned. The position of the llritish section of the community was rr, -lju-Iihis. nww to the scattered position yfThelr houses. scarce anu at ramine prices; the soldiers had remaincl mitmi.i r.,i several weeks and lootintr The .Spaniards are not expected to capi tulate. Commodor- lew-y Ims Manila at his rnrcy. but tt would be use-less to bombard the city without a sufficient force to hold it." Relnforci-iut-nt for I be Philippine. London, May 13.-A dispatch to The Daily Chronicle from Madrid nuva it la announced there that reinforcements for the I'hilippines will start on Monday or luesuay next. ItUtorit- Court fiotiw Noltl for $:t0. Niles, Mich.. May 13 The old eourt hcuse at Cassoptli.", which wa3 historic from the fact that within Its walls was held the trial of seven Kentucky raiders who raided the Colon (Junker settle ment in 1S4 in ineffectual attempts to capture fugitive slaves, was sold under the auctioneer's hammer for $35. BIG SEA FIGHT NEAR. North Atlantic Squadron Soon to Measure Strength With the Cape Verde Fleet. SPANISH VESSELS SUDDENLY TURN UP. Sampsons Fighters Put to Sea From San Juan to Meet the Hostile Ships. QT. THOMAS, May 13. The lon looked for sea fight. which gives promise of being the-most desperate in his tory, is at hand. It will, from present anticipations, be fought in West Indies waters in the next day or two. It is no longer disputed that the Spanish Cape Verde licet is mak ing for the Spanish orovinc.es at a ran?.! nin. A.lrr.;-,! Sampson has been acquainted with this fact, and this morn ing left San Juan, which he reduced vesterd.iv. nnrl tvent t - 4 J w vv sea to meet the hostile licet. 'N'a'-liintoii. Mar 1.5. 1in.ii r. ri lot of the information that the Snani-di licet wa at Martiu'miic. S-crclarv I.oii nrilcreil the !l vimr Miipolrott to ail imincclialclv. While tin- tli-aina- iion is unknown, it 1h-1m c-,1 S-lilt-v wilt in pursuit of the Spani-h ll-c-1. Loinloii. M;iv 1:5. Tlie IJnvl' aciit at M.irtiniiiti cotilirm the a.U vices lo the i lTic t that Hie Siani-li tltft is at Fort lc Kianco. Lon.loii. May l;J.Tlie Aim-fit an llect. acconlin to a St. Tliomas dis- Iauh. is now oiitsicli' of San Juau awaiting tiicr arrival of the Sj.anisli ll.'fl. H.VINCi AIMtCIN .t.MI ItllVltV. ( oiuiiioclore S lil. y Will I'rttlmMy Sail Itr- fi.rr Mqlit. Tori Monroe. May 13. The flviti" scjtiailroti is still alK-horeil this iiiorn illlT. 1ml Witli everv iuilication of in-,,. a riii"; to sail at a moment 'k notice. Hampton Ko:e!s. May 1:5. -J ji. hi. ll tsci'ctci Hi,, soiiadroii will sail u it bin an hour. XcMitt Ne ws. Mav 1:5. TIm llv- in siiailroii wcio-lieii anchor at :',:!(!. ami arc tiinvino- nut lo woa. t.HKAT ANXIKTV I M'.IN. I'oiy ItoiiK Now YCorrtlcg AImhiI 1 i-r M yt itious I ln-t. Maclriil. Mav 1:5. (ircal aiivic-tv rcails in llicial circles ti'mce the re ceipt of the news of the lH.iiiliar.lmcnt of San Juau. It is r, x,r1csl that tlio Spanish f,H't wen t ti M:irtiiiijii t coiiniiitnicate with tit o eminent ami r.'tc ic -o:il from lh. transport at l ent IK- Kr.tiicc. lmclon. May 1:1. A M.t.lri.l tcpocial says iiniiie'eliate-lv iin.ii information of tin- iMiiiiliai-.liiii nt f San Juan ur-ri-nl in -11 not ions were cal.lcd Ihej coiiiitiaii.le-r of the t'ajw Vcnle fli-e-t, anl it is saiel the-y .aVf Martini,UO at e.ttc e for an tiiikiiown elet-t ination. 'nM -rel- I lift lAt-atrel. Madrid. May 13.-A dispatch front Martinique to i;i Ileraldo tonflrms tho report r the arrival of the Cape Verds S'juadron uml, r Admiral Cervers, at Kort de Krar.ce. London. May 13. 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