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VOL. XLYI. MO. 176. BOCK ISLA3?D, ILL., TUESDAY, MAY 17, 1893. PRICE THREE CEXTS. CALM BEFORE STORM. Anxious Suspense Preceding which May NO NEWS OF ANY A Big Fight Anticipated by Manila Land Forces in a Few Days Now, However. WASHINGTON. May 17. There Is no news today from any of the fighting squadrons in the West In dies waters, ami naval officials be lieve this to lie the calm liefore the Btorm. Rumors of the sinking of an American vessel have reached here, but in the minds of the authorities they are unfounded. If any boat has gone down it bore the Spanish colors. Key West, May 17. Xo word has reached here of a disaster loan Amer ican vessel off Cardenas. The Wil mington arrived this morning and reports that it sunk a Spanish dere lict yesterday. Her officers lielieve the story about the blowing up of an American ship grew out of this inci dent. Probably Frw I.rtw Hpanlarda, Madrid. May 17 A dispatch from Havana says a small naval boat was blown up off Cardenas, resulting in the loss of 17 lives. The nationality is not stated. I.AM l(illT AT MANILA. Inanrgenta I'lan to Attack the riilllpplne Capital. New York. May 17 A cablegram to the Journal from Hong Kong savs: Consul Wildman has just returned from Kowlccn liav, where he took Agu inalde, the Philippine insurgent chief and his cabinet on board the dispatch boat McCulloch and arranged for the insurgent forces to storm Manila. A big light is exiccted. Inimunm for Cuba. Washington. May 15. Of .10 regi ments of yellow fever illumines to be enlisted the war department has de cided to accept several regiments of negroes, who, in addition to liejng immune, are thought to be better fitted to stand the climate in Cuba than white men. This Will Not Last-Long. Cape Haytii n, May 17. Copyright by the. Associated Tress Two Span ish war vessels are making a base of ojierations at liailiijniri or Cuanta natno bay and cruising nightly the waters Mwccn Cuba and Hayti. Proper taper Kxaetly. London, May 17. Agents of the American Cable company here have lieen ordered to refuse to transmit Spanish government business. Mnvrnirnl of Illinois Troopa. Springlield. III.. May 17. The 1st regiment left this morning for Chick amauga on three specials trains, and will lie followed by the 6th this after noon. IIukjt Day at ChlckamaaRa. Chattanooga. May 17. Today is the busiest in the history of Chicka inauga. There will lie 7.000 troops encaniN'd in the park by night. ' l'ajr for the Volunteer. Washington. May 17. The senate jessed the bill for soldiers' pay, and allowance for volunteers la-gin thedav tf enrollment at state camps, those going to the Philippines to lie allowed to draw a month's jwy in advance. Consideration of the war revenue measure was resumed. The house passed a bill to make eight hours a day's work for laborers and mechanics on government work, whether contract or otherwise. The lull to reeal the law providing that the electoral vote lie brought to Wali ington by state messengers was de feated. The president nominated Capt. Rayal Mkn tk ts4 para. AhtftlutetylMr 0TM 9C HtW TOJU ROCK ISLAND ARGU the Battle of the Antilles Occur. IMPORTANCE TODAY. Silas Casey, of the navy, to be com modore. Orders to volunteers to move are as follows: Second "Illinois to Tarnj? Light Battery A. of Illinois, to' Chick amauga. 8HIT8 OFF THE NEWS. War Department Tots a Wag" on Every Han Employed There. Madrid, May 17. A dispatch from Cadiz to El Heraldo de Madrid says the port authorities at Cadiz announce that the reserve fleet, composed of the first class battleship Pelayo, the armored cruisers Emperador Carlos V, and Al fonse XIII, the newly equipped cruis ers Rapldo and Patria, with the tor pedo boat destroyers Audaz and Pro cerplna, will be ready for sea this week. Curacoa, Stay 17. Copyright, 1S98, Associated Press. The Spanish squad ron under Admiral Cervera, which left Sunday after the cruisers Vizcaya and Infanta Maria Teresa has taken on about 700 tons of coal and a great quan tity of provisions, was not sighted yester day. When the squadron disappeared It was going westward. London, May 17. The Daily Mall says this morning: "According to the most trustworthy Information the Spanish cruisers Cardenal Cisnerus, Princess de Asturlas and Cataluna are not yet ready for sea and therefore cannot have arrived at Martinique." London, May 17. The Paris corre spondent of The Ually Mail says: "A number of Spanish war vessels which were recently destitute of armament have been supplied with Krupp guns. They have also been supplied with all the necessaries, including German ar tillerists." Washington. May 17. An order posted yesterday morning ar.d signed by Sec retary Long relative to the publication of news emanating from the navy de partment had the effect yesterday of considerable curtailing the supply of information that hereto'ore has been rather freely given out. The secretary's order was directed to Captain Crown inshie'.d, chief of the navigation bureau, and he in turn gave it effect by making an order in his own name that no per son connected with his bureau in any capacity should have any conversation whatever upon subjects in any way per taining to the navy with representa tives of the press. As an offset it was ordered that bulletins of such facts as have actually occurred and are proper for publication, and are not connected with existing or projected movements, shall be prepared and posted on the bul letin board. And This I the First Day Budget. The sum total of the information pub lished by the bulletin board yesterday under this rule was a notice of the In tention to start the Philippine relief expedition, and of the permission given to some foreign neutral vessels to pass the blockade at Havana. In explana tion of the Issue of this order the naval authorities say that some of the leading American newspapers have been so far lacking In patriotism as to print plans of campaign and projected movements of naval ships, with the result that the war bonrd has been obliged to com pletely revise its plans in the knowledge that the Spaniards bad promptly taken notice of the rubllcations and were prepared to prollt by them. Complaint was made to Secretary Long that the newspapers were wcrking injury to the government In such cases. Cargo or the Spanish Armada, Intimations have been received here that Captain General Blanco at Havana Is very short of ammunition, in whicn case the powerful batteries at the en trance of Havana harbor of cours? would be deprived of a large part of their defensive strength. This state of affairs may lead to some desperate at tempts at blockade running on the part of the Spaniards in the hopes of getting more ammunition into Havana. It is believed that the supplies so frequently referred to as being on the Spanish fly ing squadron are of this character rather than food supplies, which makes. !t all the more Important that Sampson and Schley should succeed in keeping Admiral Cervera from reaching Havana or Cienfuegos. or any port In Cuba con nected with Havana by rail. Commo dore Schley probably is well down on the Florida coast nowj His appearance on that side of Cuba would enable Sampson to bring his Ironclads with perfect safety into Cienfuegos on the south side. RAISED IT FIFTY MILLIONS. What the Senate Committee Ha Done to the War Reveane BUL. Washington, May 17. Vhe debate up on the war revenue measir-e was begun In the senate yesterday. The opening statement for the committee on finance was made by Allison, the ranking mem ber tn the 'absence of Morrill of Ver mont It was estimated that the bill, as It came from the house of representa tives, would raise about 100,0OO,0OO a year. As reported from the senate com mittee Allison estimated that it will raise $151,497,066. Appended is a recapitulation of the amount of revenue to be derived by the government under the present law and under the bill as it was reported from the senate committee on finance: Fermented liquors, $38,906,120; tobacco and snuff, 43,840,560; cigars and cigar ettes, J16.202,463; tobacco manufacturers and dealers, $307,102; bankers, J2.394, 600; exchange brokers and pawnbrokers, 11,500,100; commercial brokers, $213,094; theatres, circuses and other exhibitions, $1,820,447; bowling alleys and billiard tables, $166,967; stocks, bonds, merchan dise, etc., $10,000,000; bank checks, $5, 000,000; inland bills of exchange. $1,500. 00; foreign bills of exchange, $300,000; express and freight, including all bills of lading, $10,000,000; life insurance, $1,-277,000;- mortgages, $2,041,599; all other articles in schedule A, including tax on receipts, $28,000,000; proprietary prepara tions and perfumeries, $20,000,000; chew ing gum, $1,000,000; legacies and suc cessions. $9,275,475; total, $214,043,829. Add the revenue to be derived from articles not included In the pending bill on the basis of receipts of 1897 to this $214,043,829: Spirits. $S2,008.542; brewers (special tax), $160,927; retail dealers in malt liquors. $191,071; wholesale dealers In malt liquors, $278,S01; oleomargarine, $1,034,029; filled cheese, $18,992; miscel laneous receipts. $373,468; total estimated revenues, $298,113,659. Less revenues for 1S97, $146,619,393. Revenue provided by senate bin $131,494,066. At the ocnclusion of Allison's state ment the bill was made the unfinished business and it will be pressed to pas sage as soon as possible. The house received its first veto from President McKinley and voted unani mously to sustain the executive. The veto was of a Ml) conferring upon the court of claims jurisdiction in a private claims case of long standing. The day was given to the consideration of bills under suspension of the rules, none of which was of general interest. EXCHAXGE OF MtlSONEKS. lteport of the Tarty That Went to Havana 1'iifler a Flag of Trnce. . Key West. Fla.. May 17. The TJncas after leaving here at 1 o'clock on Sun day morning headed for Havana and spoke the Mayflower, which was acting as flagship of the blockade fleet. Lieu tenant Brainard. U. S. N., special agent of the United States government, boarded her and handed sealed orders to the captain, who thereupon instructed the I'ncas to hoist a white flag and proceed into Havana harbor. The Un cas then steamed towards Havana, and when within signalling distance of Morro Castle she signaled, asking for an anchorage. The castle signaled back that its commander was waiting for instructions and that the Vncas must certainly not anchor. After an interval a launch with the harbor authorities on board put out from the shore and took on board Lieu tenant Brainard and Mr. Knight, the correspondent of the London Times, who had been chosen to negotiate the ex change of prisoners. As the launch was returning to the shore she was met by Captain General Vtlanco's launch com ing out with the captain general's aide-de-camp and Mr. Oollan, the Kritish consul general. The boats drew to gether and a conference was had. Lieu tenant Brainard and Sir. Knight were assured that Messrs. Thrall and Jone3 were absolutely safe and were being threated with every consideration. It was added that Captain General Blanco was willing to release them the moment the United States authorities send him two paniph prisoners in ex change. Mr. Knight was told he could not land at Havana from an American beat, in spite of the iig of truce, and It was explained to him that if he de sired to reaeh Havana he mu.n go there on a ship belonging to som? neutral power. The t'neas then returned to Key West and delivered this informa tion to the department. It is under stood that two of the Spanish captives now In Fort McPh?rscn. Atlanta, will be promptly sent down, and the ex change of prisoners will Vie consum mated without further trouble. Ru!an ICditorinl Opinion. St Petersburg. May 17. The Xbvoe Vremva. commenting upon the recent speech at Birmingham of Chamberlain, the British s"cr-tary of state for the colonies says: "We doubt if the T'nited State" desires an alliance, and question whether it would be agreeble to the oth er powers that the I'nited States, after wrestinir the Philippines islands from Spain, should afterwards ptll thpm to Oreat Britain." TheNovoe Vren-.ya says that display of such an intention would be "sufficient to irduce the powers to reconsider their neutrality during the present war." Spain Seizes a Cabin. . Liverpool. May 17. The telegraph of fice at the island of Grand Canary, near the center of the Canary islands the chief city of which is Las Pa'.mas, has been seized by the Spanish authorities. All telegrams except the barest com mercial messages have beeen stopped. Crawled la a Bombproof. What has become of the drove of in ventors who have devised bullet proof coats? Somehow these gentry seem nev er to be in evidence when there is a prospect that they may be called upou to demonstrate the value of their inven tion by standing up to be shot at Philadelphia Bulletin. Crashed. Nell So you're really engaged In earnest? Belle Yes, and to think that I should do it, after rejecting almost a hundred proposals! Nell Indeed. What a very persist ent young man he must have been. Philadelphia Record. The lanor so common at this sea-; Sn is due to iruiiuverished ldo.nl. J IT 1 c- ni 1 ... I rteTnb; E ' M nchmg the blood. 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 CHAIRS solid Oak, lone post, brace arm. K rt Cane Seat, only I UU WHITE ENAMELED $2.49 $2.98 IKON BEDS brass trimmed, only 6 Ft EXTENSION TA BLES nicelv fin ished, this week Money saving prices prevail. Special ad vantages and induce ments for complete household outfits HEwnea 324 826-828 Brady Street, Davenpoit K02E GOOD GALL07S' FBUIT. Incident In the Criminal Annal. of the l'rairle Slate Capital. Springfield, Ills.. May 17. Joe Morris has been landed in the county jail and a charge of murder will probably be placed againFt him. Morris went to the residence of Jane Murray and demanded to see Lucy Murray, her daughter. He was refused admittance, whereupon he broke in the door and grabbing a lighted lamp threw it at the girl. The lamp ex ploded, but Mrs. Murray managed to throw it into the hall. Her screams at tracted the attention of Henry Cleve land. The latter rushed upstairs and extin guished the blaze. Hearing the com motion Inside the room, where Morris was beating Lucy Murray, Cleveland rushed in. Morris attacked him with a large knife and camene disembowling him. Cleveland was taken to St. John's hospital and the physicians say .there is no hope for his recovery. Not ilied to Look Out. Springfield, Ills.,, May 17. Dr. Egan, secretary of the state board of health, was notifiedyesterdaymorning byhealth commissioner of Xew York that one case of small pox had been discovered among passengers of the steamer Vic toria. The passengers are destined for half a dozen points in Illinois, Chicago, Elgin, liloomington and other places. Authorities at all these places have been notified. Watihburn'n C hinese Contract--Washington, May 17. Minister Den by, at Peking, says In a communication to the department of state that it is re ported in Peking that a eontraet to build a railroad from Hankow to Can ton was recently awarded to ex-Sena-tor Washburn, of Minnesota. Scores on the Hall Fields. Chicago, May 17. Following are the base ball records made by League clubs yesterday: At Chicago Cleveland 4, Chicago 12; at all other pnlntsrain. Western League: At Columbus In dianapolis 4, Columbus 6; at Milwaukee Detroit 6, Milwaukee 0. i Strike at Heuotha. Kenosha. Wis., May 17. About S00 wheelers of Alien Tiros.' tannery struck for higher wages yesterday and upon being refused their demand walked out and refused to work. The strike is among the unskilled workmen receiving from $7 to $9 per week. There is no probability that Allen Bros, will accede to the demands of the workmen for in creased wages. Indian Are Getting Besttem. Denver. May 17. From the tenor of communications received by Colonel Sumner during the past few days it ap pears that the Indians in the depart ments of the Colorado and the Missouri, which are under his command, are dis playing an unusual restlessness, which bodes no good for the settlers in the vicinity of the various reservations. Price of Bread Rained, New York, May 17. The price of bread has been raised 1 cent a loaf by nearly all the bakers in the city as a result of the great rise In the price of wneac The Tiaeyard. ot Italy cover aearly 8.000 acreT , JAVENPORT F01 HI u ? Mil 0PJIJ : U 3- -MfiBI ll We are building business on the great and strong power of "Good Goods" at Low Prices, Our line of Men's Fine all wool Suits at Are made by the best tailors, trimmed in the best manner, and fits as good as any failor made suit. Our $ 1 0.C0 suits are fully as good as those that are sold for $1 hSO to Slf.OO in other cloth (t ing stores. Call and see this line.-. It will surprise you. THE LONDON, We give a Scientific Box Kite free with every boy's suit. Your bSy can have great sport with this kite. 52 20 Pieces of $1 ga Silk Velvets to H5 Close for 37 lea Yd SPECIAL if One lot of $1.25 ii Slates, 77 We wish to state that this is positively a Glove that .in the regular way is sold for $1.25. A comparison with $1.25 values sold elsewhere " will convince you.. This week they go for 77 cents. mm . W m a g ao uioves in We have several lots of Kid Gloves In broken assortment of sizes which you can buy for one-fourth, one-third and one-half of cost price or for 25c, 33c and 49c a pair. HARNED & VON MA UR. 10.00 mm mn. DAVENPORT. GLOVE SELLING FOR CIRCUS WEEK, p French Mack, Five-hook Glace sisting of all the new shades Tans, Modes, Etc.l All Sizes We Place on Sale at Cents a - Broken Assortment of Sizes, p DAVENPORT. t..i('..4t" it 10 Pieces of Silk Face Velvets 132 for 15c a Yd 3 & Kid Gloves, con- Pair, fill i m 43i S3 - - - --- ---- - ---- - - ... - - - . .... . . Il I l.'.l I k J I 1 .". l ' V w ..nnnnnl,MmnnNMHMHMHM