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VOL. XLVI. NO. 232. ROCK ISLAND, ILL., THURSDAY, JULY 21, 189S. TRICE THREE CENTS. A CALL DOWN Looks Very Much As if the Acting Rear Admiral Had Re ceived a Reprimand. SQUADRON COMMANDER No More Delay Will be Permitted and it May be That Watson Will Take His Place. WASHINGTON. July 21. There is every indication that Acting Rear Admiral Sampson halt been re liukPil by tin- commander-in-chief of I In? navy. William McKinley, fur delaying in. providing the essential ronvoys to escort (leu. Miles expe dition to I'orto Kico. Sampson, from the best that ran lie learned, has dis pleased the navy department in his disposition to net to suit himself in muie lliings. ami today the president cabled him thai no more delay would lie permitted in providing the convoys. The ship" were ecilily provided and II. Miles ill get away this after noon. There is also talk of a shifting of naval commaudcrs invoIvingSamp min ami Watson and possibly Schley. T Spnln Ijiter. The statements having leen pub lished that Watson's expedition to the chores of Spain had Iwen abandoned. Secretary Long this afternoon author ized the iccilii- denial of their aeeur ncv. "The eMilition.' said the sec letarv. "has not been abandoned, but merely deferred until the I'orto Kican it nation is clearer, so that we may know better what .ships will lie npecs s iry to retain in American waters." The only iiiestion was whether the es'ditioii should sail now or a week or so hence. Ii will be sent to Spain liter, when the I'orto Uiean cam paign permits. nil' at a Tills AKTKIOOON. I.cu. Mile lid Hi NhmiI l.ort llil Starts for Porto Kli n. Wasb.ington. July 21. At 2:4. Sec retary Alger received a dispatch from Hen. Miles saying that he would sail f r I'orto l'icn at .1 p. in. The war ships accompanying him are the Massachusetts. I )iey. (iloucesler. Cin cinnati. Annapolis. I.imlcii and Wasp. Alger says the troops that fought at Santiago will not be sent to I'orto Kico. They will remain in Cuba till the yellow fever is entirely stamped out. Troops I rior Charleston. Charleston. S. C. July 21. Trans ports with tietis. Wilson and Ernst, and t he 2d and M Wisconsin left for I'orto Kico todav. The Kith l'ennsvl vania and two companies of the (it Ii Illinois are licing embarked. OKOKK TO SAMPSON t'OK CONVOY llrpartuieiit SemU speciHr tntrnrtlmi an to Mile at Thin Morning. Washington. July 21. At 2 this morning orders were sent to Sampson to furnish a convoy for Miles" expe dition, consisting of a battleship and n rruisrr. It is eccted this will be done immcdiateljr. and that Miles and his forces will get away some time today. There seems to have arisen a juestion of convoy or no convoy, which in part at least was responsible for the delay. The orders issued under the personal direction of the president are of such a nature as will brook no further de lav. Htl'IIKT or A I II IM.rill AIMIKAI. Sampson Mat Take the Kaatern spnailron ml Watson Remain. New York. Jnlv 21. It is report!, savs a Washington correspondent of the Times, that Admiral Sampson will Ik-detatcheil from the command at karat BMkat ta food para. bolctoaM aaa ctallcl FOVDZR Aawolately Pur m " co.. sow. mi bAiatll FOR SAMPSON. GIVEN ATTENTION. Santiago and put in charge of the eastern squadron. leaving Watson to take his place. liaising Sunken Ships. Washington. Jnlv 21. A telegram has lieen received from Sampson say ing that progress in wrecking the Marie Teresa is very satisfactory. She will probably be raised by Sun day. The Heina Mercedes will prob ably also lie raised. III WKV MAY -NOT WAIT OX MKKKITT. I'onsililllt T of Seizure of Manila Being Ad visable Soon Troop Arrive. Manila. July 21. Dewey may de cide to rapture Manila liefore Merritt arrives iu view of the possibility of early peace and the news from Cuba. The insurgents are renewing activity. The Spaniards say they do not now believe reinforcements promised will ever come and despair of success. The navy depart ment has posted the following: "Cavite. July 17. via Hong Kong. The situation is un changed. The second army detach ment arrived today. All are well. The health of the squadron continues good. There is no sickness whatever. (Signed) Dkwey." Agtilunlclo Wants Annexation. New York, Jnlv 21. The World's Hong Kong special savs Aguinaldo, the insurgent leader. i lighting for annexation to the United States. SKl'OMI KLKKT KI.AlUfN MANILA. .Mure American Reinforcement Are at the Philippine. Washington. Jnlv 21. A Hong Kong cable nays the 'sWnnrl fleet of American transports has reached Ma nila. The China arrived the after noon of the 16th. the Zealandia, Colon and Senator the morning of the 17th D10POSITION OF SI'ANISII TKKKITORY I'orto Rico to he llebl as the I'rlce of War -Other (lain. Washington. Jnlv 21. The author itative declaration is made today that I'orto Kico will lie held as a perma nent possession of this country as the price of war. It is intimated, though not definitely asserted, that the I ax drones might also lie retained. U-ing valuable coaling and supply stations The future of the Philippines is not settled, but is considered a matter of development in the Paeitic war situa tion. I'mtage In the New Territory. Washington. July 21. President McKinley has issued a proclamation extending the postal service to Santi ago and other Spanish possessions which may mine under our jurisdic tion. It provides for the use of I uited States postage stamps even in domestic postol traffic. Saganta Want totiet Out. Iondon. July 21 A Madrid spe rial savs Sag.ista has again offered to resign anil has lieen counselled lev the ipieen to advise with other politi cal leaders relative to his future course. Summoned to Madrid. llarcelona. July 21. (ten. Polavij:i starts for Madrid this evening in re- sxmse to a sudden summons from the government. Krlllsh Steamer Captured Key West. July 21 The British steamer. New FoundianJ. loaded with food supplies was captured attempt ing to run the blockade of Cienfucgos OFF FOR I'ORTO RICO. Wisconsin and Prairie state Troop Start for the Front from Charleston. Char st.-:i. SCiuiv II. With band lying and 30.000 peop'e cheering the fir.t vessels of the first expedition to follow General Mi Us to rVrto Kico got la from here at 7 o'c'.o k last even Ii g. The expedition is under command i of Major General J. H. Wilson and I a ill. w hen complete, consist of the Sec ond and Third Wisconsin, the Sixteenth Pennsylvania regiments and two com par.k-s of the Sixth Illinois. The first two regiments are on the transports Grand Duchess and No. 30 respectively and they are at sea: No. 21. carrying the Sixteenth Pennsylvania and the Illinois men, sailed early this mornin Each of the ships carries a large quan tity of supplies, and on No. 21 there are LOCO head of mules and the wagon train of General Wilson's division. These men. 'together Tvith those of the Sixth Illinois and Sixth Massachusetts v.hich sailed from here last week for Santiago, constitute the First brigade of the First division of the Fir.-t array ccri s. All the City Saw Them Off. For two d3ys and nights the work of loading baggage and provisions on the tranprts had been going forward un der ruth crders. All the stevedores iu the city were emrjlwyed at it. They were assisted by details of men from the various regixents and the 5J0 negro laborers employed hc:e by the govern ment and lestin;d for work on the ..ads and bridges in Cuba. The scene which accompanied the departure of the vessels from their dooks was one of indescribable enthusiasm. Practically the entire population of the city was in evidence. As the vessels made the stream the bands on shipboard and ashore played national airs and th thousand? 't peoM cheered like mad. The expedition will sail directly for Pr.rto Riro. BKOOKK W ANTS A WHOLE CORPIS. Would Take the Flrajt from CTiirkainnuga 1'ark to 1'orto Rico. Cfclcknmanga Park. Oa.. July 21. r.ti:ernl r.roi.k and Color.el William R. ik-hards. adjutant generp of the First culpa, who went to Washington to con- ft-r with Fecretary Alger upon the pro posed Porto Kican expedition, returned to Camp Thomas at 10 o'clock yesterdav '. nrv j h. V.-II.PON. morning. c; ru-ral UnTor.p denim d to be interviewed. preC t rine that nothing official shall he said until i.ul. is are is sued. The plans fer an in-.pi.t -taut move ment of troops from I'nn.p Thomas are. however, progressing, t'.tlor.el l.ee. chkf quartet toaster, was in consultntiea with a number of railroad men yeslerdtivaft- I noon, hurrying a. rapidly as possible the arrangement of transportation. It Is learned from excellent authority that it Is the earnest desire of General I'.rooke that the r ntite Finn corps form the expeditionary force going from lure. This would mean a cepattuie from Chickan-.auga of about 20.U-0 volunteers. The inference is that the war depart ment is considering whether or not it will bo necessary to didtt- so heavily upon the forces at Can.p Thomas, it be ing a question as to whether so many men would be needed in addition to the reginrnts now under otdew to go from other points. The minute this point is settled it v. Ill be definitely known just what regiments are to he included In the fcroe. Advices are expected from Washington at once and upon their re ceipt it is prchable that immediate or ders will be Issued t begin the move ment. There Is still some question as to whether the corps will go as organized. There are some fine regiments in th Third corps th:it are thoroughly drilled and equipped and it is not improbable that some of these v.ill be included In the force, being substituted for regi ments that have all along been blentiih d with the First corps. Mrs. Fdwin Young. president : Mrs. Bristol, vice president; Mrs. M. L. II. Chamberlain, corresponding secretary, and Miss Frar.trs Harper, of the First Illinois t'nited States Volurte .-i -Cavalry Auxiliary of t'hie:igo. arrived at thn camp yesterday to investigate the san itary conditions of the camp- W. H. Harper, chairman of the Illinois Army and Navy League, also arrived yester day. Illinois Colored Kegiuirut Mustered. Springfield. Ills.. July 21. The work of mustering in the Eighth IKinois in fantry volunteers, calored, excepting the field and staff officers, who have not yet been appointed by Governor Tanner, w as completed yesterday. Frank Clay, of company I. Ninth regime! t, Clay county, who was In the regi mental hospital, was severely injured In Tuesday night's storm by being struck by a tent pole. Private Walter Cwin, of company B. Eighth regiment. Chicago, was atar.ding beneath a large tree, the top of which was blown off, one of the large limbs falling across his back, injuring him severely. Others were injured slightly. Flag Presented to Illlnol Sobliem. Bloomington, Ills., July 21. A beauti ful flag was presented by the pe .p'.e cf Bloon-.ington to tnop G. First Illinois cavalry. The rrcsentatie.n was made ty Captain Jonathan II. Howell, of this city, the (lHg being received by Captain Ed C. Butler, of troop G. who. with h.s brother. Major Butler, also of th First cavalry, chanced to be here on a short furlough. The prestation took place at the north side of the court house. In the presence of an immer.s-- thror.3 of people. Captain Butler departed last night for Chickamauea, takirg the flag with him. Hallway Agents in s.ion. Buffalo. N. Y., July 21. The second annual convention of the Xationa', As sociation cf Railway Agents opened n(.r. yesterday. The delegates were welcomed by MayorPUhl. The future is uncertain, but if vou keep your bloexl pure with Hood's Sarsaparilla vou may Ik? sure of good health. OABTOni.. Btantb Ti Hind Ysa Ha HlwaB Boiigbt Bipstsn MILES AND WATSON Now Occupy the Attention of the Officials at the National Capital. GENERAL 0EDEEED TO GO SL0WIT, Consequently It Seem That tie I Still at Santiago Itelay Caused ly the Deter mination to Have the Poio Rleo Force Completely Equipped In? All That the Phrase Implies, and Xot Half or I.ec Supplied Mile Ha Hi Soldiers Cm barked and Ready to Start. U'ashlngton, July 21. The war and navy departments are now making all the arrangements for the Cispatch f the Porto r.ican experiition and Wat sen's eastern squadron. There has oc curred one of those natural pausias in the progress of the campaign Incident to the completion of one set of oper;t4iens and the initiation of another. There be ing no possibility of the receipt of news ofagreatbattleorof asurronder thereis less excitement and less evidence ofner vcus strain than for weeks past. Gen eral Miles' expected departure was again deferred. The explanation given was that there was difficulty expe rienced at Santiago in securing th na val convoy for the expedition. It Is known, however, in addition that the president himself has restrained Gen eral Miles to the extent of adjuring him In earnest terms not b commit the folly of starting for Porto Rico without the most complete preparation. Will He Nothing Lucking This Time. The government has pre flted by the les-sor.s taught by the Santiago expedi tion. Aside from the a tual loss of life that mif?ht be expected to result from a badly calculated start It is realized that our reflations with some of the European powers would le In a small measure, at 'least, impaired by the ad verse moral effect created by anything approaching a de-feat for the American arms at this stage of the war. There fore it Is certain that, rn far as the department can prevent, Ceneral Miles' soldiers will not run short- of food, nor of tents to protect them from the trop ical rains, nor of the means eif transpor tation, that were so deficient at the be ginning of the Santiago movement, llelayed for Wnnt of Convoy. General Miles reported yesterday aft ernoon t'wit he had with hm ten trans ports, whiih it is presumed have aboard several thousand soldieMT, Rlthough at least two of them are filled with equip ment. Inquiry made at ttwe navy de partment to ascertain where the 41elay had arisen in securing convoys was met with the statement that the orders to Admiral Fampson in tills matter were very lie was simply directed by the ciepartment to furnish a convoy, and it was assumed that he would con fer with Genera! Miles as to the num ber and character of vessels required for that purpose. As the campaign is to be principally a land movement the naval ofliceis do not believe a very ex tensive convoy Is nccrssary. MontrrcT I'roluiltly at -Manila. According to the calculations at the navy department Admiral Dewey's fleet at Ccvite should now be rein forced by the coast defense vessel Mon te rey, which with her tender and collier the Brutus has now been about twenty days out from Honolulu. "Wrth the addi tion of this monitor Dewey will be am ply able to take care of fcimse If so long as the naval forces in thePhilippinesare maintaining the relative proportion they now occupy. The disclosure by the state department of the lack of founda tion for the sensatioiml stories of strained relations with : Germany has largely abated the anxiety entertained at the navy department as to Dewey's position at Manila. SITI ATION AT SANTIAGO IK ti l! A. Soldier of the Two Armies Fraternise Hounding I'p the Spun lards. Santiago de Cuba, July 19, via Kings ton, Jamaica. Jaly 21. Hundreds of American and Spanish soldiers who but a few days ago were shooting at each other crowd the streets of Santi ago, meeting and mixinc on the most friendly terms. A general fee-ling of good fellowship is evinced everywhere, victors and vanepuished apparently be ing equally rejoiced that the strife? and bloodshed are over, and that the hor rors of the siege are ended. Along the water front, under ev.ry awning. dozens of women and children may be seen munching American hard tack, and food is being distributed very rapidly about the plaza faring the palace and In the numerous airy cafes, where the officers of the opposing armies lounge throughout the day. Lieutenant Milcy. of General Shafter'a staff, left here this morning with a troop of the Second cavalry to make the rounds of the entire military dis trii t of Santiago de Cuba, f.r the purpose of receiving the formal sur render of the Spanish forces. A total of 20.000 Spaniards are exicted to yield their arms t' this one tre,op of cavalry. To reach Para oa L euterant Miley w.ll comp'-iled to ride straight across the island to the northern coast. He will ride under a white Pag, for protection. but General Toral has sTiTt members of his st j IT ahead to notify the post com manders cf ttve terms of the surrender. Th pawn shops are doing a rushing business, their counters being crowded by people of all sort of color ar.d condi tion pawning hirlo'ms. clothes, dresses and furniture. Officers tender their medals, spurs and swords, and civil employes offer their tortoise-shell gold-headed eanes of office for a mere song, which are in turn bought at fancy prices by American soldiers, officers or newspaper correspondents as relics of the war. Tnfre have beer, more machetes sold to our men as souvenirs than were laid down cn the morning of the surren der. The useable ammnniticn of the Span ish trocDS here was exhausted befcr: the surrender, as tr.e r.iH-o.f ! cortrhTg. s found in the magazines of Santiago do not fit the Maus.-r rifles. The Spaniard say our tro ps fought like tigers and that tlvlr ci'S' ip ir. was rx:e len but they insist that tiiore lives were lost on cither s than wa warranted by the conditions of July 1. They assert that our U-ifps could have walked into the city without having a shot bred at them, as ther.- were no s. Idb rs left within the walls at the time. It appeals that they had orly'a few thousand nn-n. nd they all w.-nt to Kl Caney at the time Ua battle- was fout.M. bar.g Fantiago imptotect d Re-lnfoicerui i.ts, however, arrived h.teV and br. ui;ht t! . number of T ai:i:-h :nps -- t V.i men. At the battle of El C.sr.ey , :.r casual tit s exceeded those cf the SpaniutV.s. P.'Mie they h-d 4C9 rre n kii'.e.l t. . ur 200 tl.ey had only 5wu rn-n wcinde 0 to Our l.i:'-0. CVHAX .11 NT I I DPI I: 1 1 LAlNs. Declare There I No IHssatikfurtlon with I lie -lr Sam's loiiit. Washington. July 21. St nor Qu-se5.i and other r -pr senta' v. s cf Mie Cui-tn junta were in consultition with o:i'c ui. of the war depurtra.nt yest-r li. Tic Vnipd Slates cfiM-hsN .r.. .i.,s-n--l that there was r.u liis at'sfai ti .,i with tire inanuire tin nt of aiTairs In 'uba f.ir as the Cuban representae'v s w.-ie cincerned. and that if Gern-i.;! G.uia end ether Cubans operating ub.u; t.tn tiiigo were not l:i Harmony tilt t. T'niied suites authorities there it ttri;s fom a misunderstanding of th" pusi dent's prcclamatiun, and of the int -n-tions of the fnited Slates gov -i luu-' it in the premises. TneCiibans at Santiago. it was rtated. prol al.ly thought that the a.ii ei .if General Shatter meant the eonti;iM tion oi Spanish rule ar.d Span s"i m thorlty It being well undeT.oo,; i,..r, Cut su'.f. was mt the ease It was fh teii-ef cf the Cuban reprei-entat.v -y tnat w hen tho matt, r was n-n.le pi. no t.i ih.. Cuban ofl.c ers ia the IbilJ th y w.uld e.ciij'.iesce in the :etion of the t'nited States and render the t'nited States army We.it ry support. The Cubans as sured the w ar ofli. ials that n-thin.was further from thur dciires than a "rup ture with the Cniteil States forces and authority. It also became known that the junta had sent dlspat- lies to General Garcia and other Cuban dicers tliut their course at Santiago was not approved by the junta, and If persisted in woul 1 result in serious injury to the Cubans. It is believed that the reprt-s. utatfone made will bring ahiut a better under standing between theCuhjin i.lllreis and the Americans. The opinion was ox pressed at the war department th.U the better c lass of Cubans in the Nland will have no sympathy with these who would brhrtf aUiut trouble, but that it Is the lower ami vie ious hisses who desire U loot and plunder the city. SI'AMARl.X i.KT TIIK CONTRACT. Shipping Firm of Don W III Take Toi al's Army to Spain. "Washington. July 21. Arrangements practically were con. luib-d by the gov ernment last nlcht f..r the tra'ispcrtai tion of the Spanish prisoners at San J Bike Suits, worth $6.50, J J $7.50 and $9.00, J J Sow $3.79. I ..Si J Great Bike Suit Sale. We respect ft lly call your at-ention to our Great Special Clearance Sale of nobby up to date Bicycle Suits. We will venture to say that this sae never has, cr never will be qualed in Rock Island. Evening in the way of Bike Suits ranging in pric from $5 to $9, is included. Not one 10 b carried over. Our price is your choice for $3.79 - We also offer the $1.49 You can't afford when you can buy THE LONDON - BIG BLUE FRONT tiago fresn Cuba to Spain. The con tract waa awarded to the Spanish TransatlaatlQtie company, r. pres.-nt.-d by J. M. Cellabo t o, ,f New York. The company agrees .to carry the pris oners from Cuban ports to Spain at the rate of l.'O for eae h enlisted man and f.w for each commissioned offin-r. sub sistence ta be furnished Vy the com pany on the army ration basis, as pro vide J for in the government's adver tisement for Mils. The bid as consid ered the l est one, and on a basis .f CJ.Ot persons It will cost the t'nited States li..r.,CC0. The award provides also that the company shall have five ships at Fan tiaco in nine days from today. to in seventeen days and enough to complete the transportation of the piis.mers In twenty-one days. The ships will fy the color cf Spain and will be manned, probably entirely, by Spanish crews. It was remarked as one of the curious developments of the -war that the fnit ed States government should enter into a fi-W-ndly contract with a company, many of whose vesse-ls are auxiliaries to the SpaniVh navy. ru scorn, stiukk sh aiti h? Or Was It the Irate Omrral lilt Fir Alleged Santiago Incident. Xew York, July 21. According to ad vices received here from Santiago Syl vester Scovel, the newspaper corre spondent. Is under arrest for striking Major General Sltaftcr. Accounts dis agree regarding the incident, tine says Pcnvel returned a blow struck by Gen eral Shafter, and another that, angered by an order of General Shafter. Scovel sought the general and sluptied him. "fiio latter version says Scovel had ask. d permission of General Sh.iftT to ascend the roof eif the governor s p ila with the American officers wh hoist, d the first American flag In Santiago. General Shafter refused the request. Hcovd tin reupe.n renewed th" r.-qn -st and v... nram peremptorily refused. Net satiilb-.l. Scovel. so the refieirt rn?t. attcnipt'Hl to gi up on the build in;, but was promptly seiz.d by or-d.-rlie Riifl elrarg?l down. Tli-n came the assault, and his jii.m was .r tlercd by General Shatter. He was placed in ecmel R.al and later removed in Mo- tug Colon under c Iom t-uard to Siboney. It Is not kiionn how his cas will bo ilix-'..-sed of. ns It Is pos sible to try him t the front or bring him to the t'nited States, lie can also be shot for his diversion according to military law If this smry Is true. en. ItuAteld Is Improving. Washington, Ja y 21. Dr. Greetileaf's last reij.rt to Secretary Alger from the American camp at Santiago came yesterday afternoon and was to th ef fec t that while the yellow fever was widely spread among the troops it was very mild in type. General Duffteld, who has been suffering from the dis ease, was reported to be improving. Pay master Kid Not 1 depart. Washington, July 21. 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