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I ROCK ISLAND ARGU VOL. XLVI. NO. 175. ROCK ISLAND, ILL., MONDAY, MAY 1G, 1898. P1UCE THREE CENTS. WORD FROM SAMPSON. The Navy Department Hears From Him This Afternoon at Cape Haytlen. SPANISH WAR SHIPS HEADING FOR CUBA. Powerful Vessels to be Sent to the Assistance of the Southern Coast Squadron. WASHINGTON. May 16. This has In a day of anxiety in Wash ington. From early morning the de partments have lcn annoyed ly hundreds of inquiries for news of the fleets. So little of interest was heard yesterday that the strain has leen growing, ami today the public is eager for the most minute hit of news. The iiewsjK'r olllces have had little to offer, ami in consequence the departments have been beselged. The strictest observance of the regu lations in regard to giving out infor mation is making it anything but easy to get news of the movements of the fleets. Admiral Sampson has just rejiorted to the navy department from Cape Haytien. The department says he will go to Cienfuegos. Tost Key West. May 16. The block aders of southern Cuba have been warned that the Spanish squadron is heading northwest from the Venezue lan coast. Powerful vessels will lie sent to their assi.-.tanre. Wllliamstad, Cnracoa. May 1C. The Vizi ay a and Maria Teresa left last evening at the request of the govern. . . . . m .1 . . .1 . luein on account oi mt; iii'iiirumy in rree. The other Spanish warships disappeared alxmt noon, but later a toqedo lioat was sighted off the har bor again. Yale Oolnc Westward. St. Thomas. May 16. The Yale sailed Sunday afternoon westward. Hereafter the governor will sujiervise the delivery f coal to iM'lligerent war ships. St. Thomas. Mav 16. The Yale has returned here to await orders. Mural Itollrienry Kttlniate. Washington. May 16. The secre tary of the navy has prepared the de ficiency estimate of over f20.000.000 for ordnance equipment, cpnst ruction, etc., of the navy. It may lie submit ted to the house today. The war revenue bill is up in the senate. It is estimated the bill of amendments will produce fl50, 000.000 annual revenue, and that the democratic amendments, if adopted, will add f 75.000.000 more. The house adopted the conference report on bill authorizing the army to furnish food and firearms to the Cu bans. (ten. Graham will command the troops at Falls Church. Va.. Gen. Lee the 7th. and (Jen. Wilson the 6th army corps, both at Chickamauga. It is stated at the quartermaster's department that the City of Tekin with over 1.000 troops leaves San Francisco for the Philippines Thurs day. The New Rpanlnh Cabinet. Madrid. May 16. The cortes ad journed pending the formation of the new ministry, which Sagasta expects to announce by Wednesday. The minister of the colonies confirmed the statement that any changes in the cabinet would lie directed to a more active war policy. has charged Sagasta to form the new- cabinet. The premier will confer with Gamazo. New York. May 16. A special to the New York World savs lllanco has agreed to exchange Jones and Throll American correspondents, for Spanish oflicers. The Hnpplle for Dewey. San Francisco. Mav 16. The Charleston expects to sail tomorrow. Delay at Den Moinen. lies Moines. May 16. The United States mustering oflicers are awaiting action of the governor in commission- inr officers of the 2d regiment. The work is at a standstill because the sec retary of state is not in the city, and commissions cannot be issued without his signature. There is not enough equipment here to fit out the regi ment. It is not expected to move in side of 10 days. Arrived at Chickamauga. Chattanooga. May 16. Chicka mauga is rapidly refilling with volun teers. Among today's arrivals were the 3d and 6th Illinois. Naval Kenerve Going. Cleveland. May 16. Two hundred Ohio naval reserves will be mustered in for service with Sampson's fleet. Our Koy go to Washington. Washington. May 16. The 6th Illi nois has lieen ordered to Washington. DEWEY KKNUS A '.'ttlKf TKLKf.KAM. Rayal BMkM V SSI HP daw FfiwEin AkMujtetyPur Capturoa Another Gunboat Troop To lie Ittiithed to Hid A III. Washington. May 16. The dispatches from Hong Kong brought welcome news yesterday from Admiral Dewey to the president and particularly to Secre tary Long and the naval officials who are watching the admiral's movements with so much Interest. While no apprehen sion existed as to his security neverthe less reassurance of safety is always pleasant The telegram from' Dewey is as follows: "Cavite, May 13. Maintaining strict blockade. Reason to believe that the rebels are hemming In the city by land, but have made no demonstration. Scarcity of provisions Jn Manila. Prob- able that the Spanish governor will be obliged to surrender soon. Can take Manila at any moment Climate hot and moist. On May 12 captured gun boat Callao attempting to run blockade. Have plenty of coal. One BritlBh, one French, two German and one Japanese vessel here observing. The officials are making all possible haste to rush troops to supplement Ad' mtral Dewey's forces so that If the Spanish governor does surrender the former will not lie dependent upon the small number of marines which he can Illy spare from his shirs, but will have the assistance of soldiers in holding his position and maintaining order. Secretary 1-onc also made public a message which had been received from Key West telling of the departure of the United States vessel I'ncas in comm.n'l of Captain Tlrainard. She is bound for some point in Cul;a with a view to se curing the release of two American pris oners under a (lag of truce. In exchange for Spanish prisoners held by this gov ernment. The statement given out by the secretary on the subject was as fol lows: "The I'. S. R. I'ncas left (Key West) shortly before midnight last night with Instructions to send flag of truce with regard to exchange of prisoners.' In Adjutant General Corbln's office, war department, important action in the assignment of volunteer troops to the various mobilizing' points was taken during yesterday. Trie order of as signment shows that there has been some change regarding the potats tJ which volunteers shall be sent, as a great portion of them go to Chicka mauga, while i nose wno win come to Washington are less by 10,000 than were criminally assigned to this city Several cablegrams were received at the navy department yesterday morn ing from commander of fleets, and oth ers were sent In reply. It lsstated that the government Is now communicating with the several squadron, and develop ments of more or less importance are looked for tn the neur future. In conse quence of the publ: cation of Important naval movements an order has been is sued by Secretary Long directing that all matters concerr.lng naval movements anTCamerbn WInslow, slight wound in hand. " JJiese casualties occurred in cutting the cable at Cienfuegos. Commander McCaIla'8 report is summarized as fol lows: Lieutenant WInslow placed in command of steam and sailing launches of Nashville; Lieutenant Anderson sec- I ond in command. Boats were to drag for and cut cables under the protection of- the guns of the Marblehead and Nashville. Succeeded in cutting cables leading south and west, but not third cable inshore, under the fire of infan try on shore with Maxim guns. Light house destroyed when enemy took shel ter there. The officers and men per formed their work with the utmost cool ness and intrepidity under trying circumstances." Since the above was received Ernest Suntzenech has died. FLTING SQFADROX LOCATED. Four of the Vessel Anchor Off the Bar at Charleston, & C. Charleston, S. C, May 16. The four vessels of war comprising the major portion of the flying squadron. Commo dore Schley, anchored off Charleston bar, nine miles from Charleston city, at 4:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon, after having been at sea for three days and seen no sign of Spanish cruisers or tor pedo boats. At sunset on the day the squadron left Cape Henry active battle, preparations were made. Ports were closed with steel covers, battle hatches covered, the main batteries of the ships loaded and men sent to the guns with instructions for a night watch to b kept. With all lights extinguished the squadron proceeded in a southeast erly direction. Towards morning sev eral heavy fog banks were run into and during one of these intervals the collier .rung became detached. When the collier arrives all the ships will take coal and proceed to sea again. There were several ludicrous Inc dents, mostly enacted at night, and evi dently arising from lack of knowledge of the nationality of cur ships. Or. Sat urday night a swift merchantman crossed the bows of the Brooklyn. Sud denly the big warship turned on her side lights. Instantly every light on the merchantman went out and she made a run, evidently expecting that she had encountered the Snanish. No attempt was made to undeceive her. and it is expected that she will report having seen a hostile fleet. Yesterday morning a schooner on the horizon bearing north towards the ships suddenly caught sight of the squadron, and reversing her pos ition disappeared from view. Ell THERE BEFORE. Blanco Tries an Old Trick on Six Vessels of Our Fleet Be fore Havana, BUT LILLY COULD SOT BE FOOLED. Alfonso XII and a Gunboat Leave the Harbor on a Wily Ruse Intent, EXCHANGE OF ritlNONEKS OFFERED Flmt Incident of the Kind That Has Taken I'lare (So Far. Havana, May 16. The Spaniards re cently captured two Americans, both of whom claim to be newspaper corre spondents, ond one of whom says he Is an electrical engineer. They were taken at Salado. One carried a camera, wore a smaii nve-poinieo star, and had a quantity of mail matter on his person. When captured they threw themselves upon Spanish generosity and shouted Viva Espana." It Is reported that a third member of the party made his es cape by swimming. The two who were captured arrived here yesterday and were taken to Caballeria wharf and from there were carried to Cabanas fortress At z o clock yesterday afternoon a newspaper cispatrn boat was seen ap proaching the entrance of the harbor bearing a flag of truce. Marengo, the chief of stafT on the naval station, went to meet the boat In a launch. The Amer ican vessel lowered a email boat with two American officers, who Informed Marengo that their object was to effect an exchange of Spanish prisoners for the American correspond nts captured at Salado. Marengo then returned to lay the matter before Governor General Blanco, after which the launch went out again, this time carrying alro Colonel Gelpl, of the general staff, and Gollan the British consul general. A confer ence was then held on board the f ran ish launch. Gnie' Expedition a Failure. Key West, Fla., May 16. The steamer Gussie returned here yesterday morn ing after an unsuccessful attempt to land a consignment of rifles in Cuba intended for the use of the insurgents. Her commander, who appeared to be much crestfallen at his failure to ac complish the mission entrusted to him, refused to discuss the matter beyond admitting his failure and saying the Gussie will return to Tampa, Fla. Lateftt Nrwn of Sampfton. Puerto Platte. San Domingo. May It. All the wounded of the United States fleet are doing well. There has been no firing by our warships since the bom bardment of the forts at San Juan de Porto Rico. The cable connecting San Juan de Porto Rico with the outside world has been cut at St. Louis. Deadly Ammunition. A late report from Consul General Brown at Barcelona announces that Spain daring 1S96 imported 24,402,183 eggs. As the country's consumption is not referred to we would rise to ask whether any of these millions of eggs have been preserved in anticold storage But None of Onr Ship Goes Nearer Than Fire Mile of the Batteries tha Dons Wanted to Try on I Some Very Wild Shooting Done Once More Washington Hears from Dewey, Who In Still Block ading Manila and Has Captured Another Gunboat Span Uh Cabinet Crisis. Madrid, May 16. All the members of the Spanish cabinet have resigned. Senor Sagasta last night communicated the situation to the queen regent, who will entrust him with the task of form Ing a new ministry. It is officially de clared that the new ministry, when formed, will continue to prosecute the war to the utmost London, May 16. A special from Mad rid, via Paris, says that a report is cur rent that the American cruiser Tale, loaded with munitions, has been cap tured by a Spanish cruiser. The Tale cleared from St. Thomas at 5 p. m. yes terday and sailed west. Curacoa, May 16. The Spanish cruls era Maria Teresa, Vizcatya, Almirante Oquendo and Cristobal Colon, and the torpedo boat destroyers Plutonand Ter ror, which arrived off the bar Saturday morning, are still here. Only the Maria Teresa and Yizcaya were admitted to the port. They have bought coal, pro- visions and medicines, and will remain in port. The other warships are out Elde waiting. Later. The Spanish fleert left here last night. Cape Haytien, Republic, of Hayti, May 1. Copyright, 1838, Associated Press. The United States torpedo boat and the storeship Supply, which have been here awaiting orders, have sailed to join Admiral Sampson's squadron The squadron passed Cape Haytlem yes terday. It is uncertain whether it will turn southward to meet the Spanish fleet or go first to Key West. Sampson's fleet was at PuTteo Plata Saturday. tNote. Curacoa is oCO mlies from Puerto Plata as the bee files; as the distance must be navigated it is about 600 miles. Tuerto Plata to Havana ISO miles; Curacoa to Havana more than 1,200 miles. boats ' diT hot follow them In. Com mander Lilly saw that the Spanish ruse was. to draw them In under the guns of the heavy batteries, where the Spanish artillery officers could plot out the ex act range with their telametres and pot them. Commander Lilly had not been irtstaken. As bis chips came abreast of the Santa Clara battery tha big guns opened and fired thirteen shells at a distance of about Ave miles. The range was badly judged as more than half the shelss overshot the mark and others fell short, some as much aa a telle. Lilly Signals to Stand Off. As soon as the battery opened Com mander IJU7 signalled and his fleet stood off shore. Captain McKenzle, on the bridge cf the Vkksburg, watched the fall cf the shells, but he considered it useless to waste ammunition at that distance. He appeased the desire of the men, however. byMtinggoa final broad side at the Spanish ships, in chance hope of making them pay for their dar ing before they gained the harbor, Lut they steamed In under Morro's guns untouched, ard as they disappeared fired several shots. Several shots were stnt after them at that moment which dropped inside the harbor, probably creating consternation among scores of bum boats on the water front. Associated Press Dispatch Eoat Kate Spencer, off Havana, May 14, via Key West. Copyright, 1S98, Associated Press. Captain General Blanco two hours before sundown last night at tempted to execute a ruse, which iC 6U0- TnKliE LL fcF.LF.NTT OF KOOH. For Those Who Desire a Chance in the War with Spain. Chicago, May 16. Major John A, Logan returned to Chicago for a brief stay preparatory to reporting for duty In Washington Tuesday. He told in quirers that he had been promised a place as assistant adjutant general with one of the invading armies, either in the Philippines or Cuba. Major Logan rays that a bill for 200,000 volunteers is imminent and that even a greater num ber may be asked for. The cavalrymen Logan has recruited here feel that they will without ques tion be called Into the field if more troops are asked. The army is now deficient in cavalry and the Logan regi ment is the only organization of tWat arm in Illinois. Has a Regiment of Indians. St. Taul. May 10. A Sioux Falls, S. D., special to The Tloneer Press says: Douglas Garland, of the Cheyenne agency, a nephew of ex-Governor Gar land, of Illinois, has 500 Indians listed which he has offered to the war depart ment. The Indians are anxious to fight against Spain, and will furnish their own horses. First Troops at Chickamauga. Chickamauga National Park, Ca. May 16. The First Ohio cavalry, the advance guard of the volunteer army ordered by the war department to ren dezvous at Camp Thomas, arrived yes terday over the Cincinnati Southern railroad. Work for a Car Ferry I.lne. Milwaukee, May 16. The Wisconsin and Michigan Car Ferry company, which operates a line between l'eshtlgo, Wis., and South Chicago, has entered into a traffic agreement with the Illinois Steel company whereby the bulk of the steel company's enormous quantity of Milwaukee freight will b transferred between Milwaukee and Chicago on the car ferry line. DEATH IB A BOILER EXPL0SI05. Two Men Killed. Another Fatally Injarcd and a Fourth Wounded. retosky. Mich.. May 11 The boiler of McFarlin Hros. mill at Conway, five miles east of Petosky, exploded Satur day afternoon, instantly killing two men and fatally Injuring another. The mill was about tn start up. and it in sup posed that the engineer started the pump with water too low. The mill was demolished. .Engineer Louis Robinson's body was picked up horribly mangled 100 feet away, and the remains cf John Hetch were buried under a mass of wreckage. George Rallou was struck by flying debris and so tadly mangled that be cannot live. Arthur McFarlin, one of the proprietors, was seriously bruised and was picked up unconscious, but will recover. PALSIES HALF THE INDUSTRY. Effect of a Strike Declared by the Oshkosh Woodworkers. Milwaukee, May 16. A special from Oshkosh, Wis., to Per Herold says the employes of the sash and door factories. at a meeting yesterday, decided not to go to work this morning or in other words, to strike. The state board of arbitration is here, but the woodwork ers are not inclined to recognize them formally. It looks like a long fight. The manu facturers say It will be impossible to accede to the demands of the men. which are for a 25 per cent. Increase In wages. Seven factories whose output is probably as large as that of the rest tf the country are involved. Scores on the Ball Field. Chicago. May 16. Following are Sat urday's base ball scores recorded by the League: At Cincinnati Louisville 1, Cincinnati 7; at Pittsburg St. Louis 5, Pittsburg 4; at Philadelphia Baltimore 11. Philadelphia 12: at New Tork Washington 2, New Tork 6; at Doston Brooklyn 5. noston8;at Chlcagi Cleve land 0, Chicago 1 four innings, no game. (Sunday) At Cincinnati Louisville 3, Cincinnati 4; at Chicago Cleveland 5, Chicago 2. Western League: At Milwaukee De troit 4, Milwaukee C; at Minneapolis St. Paul 3, Minneapolis 9; at Columbus Indianapolis 4. Columbus 2; at Kan sas City Omaha 0, Kansas City 4. (Sunday) At Milwaukee Ietroit 1, Milwaukee 9; at St. Paul Minneapolis S, St Paul S; at Columbus Indianapolis 1, Columbus 2; at Kansas City Three innings and rain. Great Damage by High Water. Pine Eluff, Ark., May 16. Reports Still come of immeasureable damage by the high water. Saturday morning the Auburn levee at Varner, the largest of its kind in this section, broke and the water rushed madly all over the lowlands, carrying destruction to cattle, crops and property In Its way. In sev eral places the Iron mountain track Is fifteen feet under water. Gum swamp was flooded and many crops heretofore thought sa'o are ruined. In Favor of the Vnlted States. New Tork. May 16. A special from Wo Janeiro savs that the Radicals In the chamber of deputies are about to de clare in favor of the United States. TBe prfce of bread 'win De raised .0 cents a lorf at Chicago this, week. LARGER ! GRANDER ! BETTER! Than aoy stock In the three cities. Every de partment is complete with the best things produced In their re spective lines. DINING CUAIBS-solid Oak, long; post, brace arm Cane Seat, only WHITE ENAMELED I BON 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 (or complete household outfits, DAyEllPORT FUll TUBE CARPET CO 324 326-328 Brady Street, Davenport - -IS H l (fllllDW I J' for two Tears as an- imnortant feature of be withheld from the press except such the Spanish vrar nflerial? If so, they aa he Mmsclf may see ni to announce. I are more to be feared than the more costly projectiles in the event of hostil ities. New York Mail and Express. crrriNO cables at ciefi kgos. Dead and I Onr Ganboate Lao Two Mra Srvaral Woaaded. Washington. May 11 The following I St Fatal Fire In Canada. Hvacinthe, Queliec, Mav 16. MORRO CASTLE, HAVANA. cessful would have cleared the front of Havana of six ships on that blockading station. Unable to come out to do bat tle he adopted the tactics of the spider and cunningly planned to draw the prey Into his net, but though a clever and pretty scheme as an original prop osition it was practically a repetition of the trick by which the gunboat Vlckg burg and the little converted revenue cutter Morrill were decoyed by a fish ing smack under the big Krupp guns of Santa Clara batteries. Thanks to bad gunnery bothshlpsonthatoccaslonman eged to get out of the range without be ing sur.k, though some cf the shells burst close aboard and the Vicksburg's Jacob's ladder" was cut adrift. The wary are never caught twice In the same trap. Crnier Alfonso XII Out for a Spin. Late Saturday afternoon the ships on the Havana station were dumfounded to see two ships steam out of Havana harbor and head east. Dense smoke was streaming like black ribbons from their stacks, and a glance showed that they were under a full head cf steam. By aid of glasses Commander Lilly, of the Maynower, wnich was flying the pennant, made out the larger vessel of the two, which was about 200 feet long and about 4.500 tons displacement, to be telegram came to the navy department I Malorie St. Josephs was burned this I the crutser Alfonso XIII, and the small- frora Commodore Kemey, at Key West "The Wlndom arrived Saturday morn ing with the following men dead or wounded: Patrick Regan, private ma rine, dead: Herman; W. Kuchnelster. private marine, shot' through the Jaw, probably fatal; Hary Henrickson, sea man. shot through the liver, probably fatal: Ernest Sunftenech, apprentice, first-class, fracture lot right leg; John J. Do ran. boatswain's mate, second class, gunshot wourd tn right buttock; morning. Seven are known to lie dead of 2tK) inmates, five are missing and a 11 11 iu I x-r were injured by jumping from windows. Brrad (iota I p. New York, Mav 16. The price of bread advanced a cent a loaf as a re sult of the rise in wheat. Spring humors, lioils. pimples, eruptions, sores, mav lie completely "Ur r. by purine the Mood with Hood s - ,i,-w. wmiam Tvprv t- I arsaiarilla. wound in rtFbt let William Levery, ap prentice, first -dam wound la left leg. very slight;' Kobe t Vols, seaman on Nashville, severelv . woungetu ueuten tpanl Edarats Toar Bowels With Casearets. C&ndT Cathartic, emtt Mnstinatlra. fnrfror 10c,Sc It C.C.C. faU, druggists refund mooey. er one to be the gunboat Legazpi, both of which were known to be bottled up In Havana harbor. At first he supposed that they were taking advantage of the absence of the heavy fighting ships and were making a bona fide run for the open sea. As superior officer he imaae diately signalled the other five ships on the station to form a column with gun boats on the right flank. Bnt the Fly Was Not Delnded. The litle squadron moved in ob liquely toward the fleeing Spanirds, keeping up a running fire aa they went. 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