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ROCK ISLAND ARGU
VOL. XLVI. NO. 235.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL., MONDAY, JULY 25, 1898.
PRICE THREE CENTS.
Spain Said to Have Drawn Up a Message to Washing
ton to That End.
, MADRID GOVERNMENT
Departure of More American Troops for the Porto Rican
LONDON, July 20. A Madrid special
say the govcrutnent Las drawn up
message, ttddresscd to Washington,
proposing an armistice for the pnr
ose of discussing terms upon which
jM-acc with the rutted States can lx
' Montlirrn Itoyn for Torto Klro.
Washington. July ''. The war do
parttnent has dreided to send the 1st
Florida, the '.'nd (Icorgia and the
Mil Maryland, now at Tampa, to
Porto Hi co.
The ."t!i Uuitcd States cavalry has
been ordered from Tampa to l'orto
Rico. I'atteries A and R now at New
Mrt News have liccn ordered to Porto
Otlicials of the war department de
cided today not to move the soldiers
from Camp Aljjer.
Newport News, July 2". The
troops which arrived here yesterday
were followed today ly the 4th Ohio
and 1th I'etiiisylvauia. There are
4.0(H) troop in camp in the suburbs
of the city. There has I urn no move
yet to ciiib.uk on the transports.
IMISI C A II I. OH N TIIK MOVK.
Hpitiilah I'reteiiilt-r Arrive at Lucerne,
Luzerne. Switzerland, July 25.
Dolt Carlos, pretender to the Spanish
throne, arrived here with his wife
and aide de camp
Mure HMiilkU Troop NurranUrr.
Santiago de Cuba. July '2b. Col.
Angel Uosill arrived here Saturday
from (Jen. Pareja, military governor
of (itiautanamo, to ascertain from
(ion. Toral if the report of capitula
tion is truw. As a result, 6.0O0 Span
ish troops at (itiautanamo will sur
Thr tr Homl Imur.
Washington. July 25. The treas
ury statement shows alsttit Si)0,l(K)
persons to whom bonds will In;
aw anted in the penditi; government
liian. All persons otTerinjj to take
f (.Ant) or less will receive lionds. The
first shipment of the new bonds was
TWO I'OINTS OF VIEW
I'rrwnt the rrni"t of Kurly I'mce In
Vll.r IlifTrrriil l.l;ht.
Londi n, July Thp Madrid corre
spondent of The Times pays: "Peace
projipirts have Kroatly Imrroved dur
InR the I ist foi ty-eiplit hours. The ebp
imatir txplointion of Iuke Almolova:
le Itio, the forvisn minister, ha? been
rmre ir.ntWul t!t:'ii was soipp wcil, and
It is now tolerably iprtain that tlf gov
verr.n:ent's rfli its are entering a new
phas which may gradually lead b
tanKilile res tits. The -recise nature of
the change Is a :-c.rot, but tl.cie Is little
doubt that it tend to ebre-ct m-guMa-
tion. betwtin Spain and the I'nitett
Stater, ther b.1113 no inclination to
ci k the med'.it on of any neu'nl rwr
er. The mom. r? has arrtve.i when
Amenra. bavins reached the raiting o(
the ways, mi-t eh"ore between war
with a spentio object and an indefinable
war of con'pte.v..
Wnulil Prrfcr Annriatimi nf Tuba.
"The present rauit. ir. hostilities is
held to prove that the Cmted States
In reluctant tn plunge into a wider
Frhere of action, and It may be confl
dently rredbted that if direct negotia
tion are opened without delay both
countries will tmJ their views on th?
main point the future of Cuba far
from Irree oncilab'.e. The growing elis
senslens hetween the c'ub.m insurgents
and the Am'l ie in autVntics Hre noted
here with creat yatl-f icti.n. and on all
Hoyal sake the food pare.
holrtumc and dallcMa.
U an utB K, M ,0K.
READY FOR PEACE
si17s f'h-ar IV sa'M: -If We Tr.tsi' Vr-c
Cuba It ir. c.Mt-r that th- is'and should
be annrxv! ly America, because the
traitors wi;u!d thereby hp punished and
the enormous- Ppnish interests In th-?
island would be pr te;t-d
I'm lire to Open the Negotiation.
"The Fmi h embassy at Washington
perms the most bk"ly channel for open
ing negotiations, and the emi-ofli:-ial
statement that America intends to re
tain Porto Kico is regarded here as a
hint to P a;n to hurry up. There is still
much talk about Carlist intrigues and
preparat.ons. but the government,
though vigilant and ready to act en
ergetically if r.eeessiry, Fems to think
that at present there is no serious dan
ger of untoward developments. The
dangerof Jiepul.liran movements is stld
less. Senot Kmilio Castelar has lust
rendered a service to the cause of order
by publishing a long letter in which he
Impresses upon all good Spaniards the
necessity M sinking party differences
and remaining firmly united at the
present critical moment."
HF.UK IS ANOTHER VIEW.
Peace Farther Away Than It Wag Lat
Week War Preparation.
London, July 25. The Gibraltar corre
8pondent of The Paily News telegraph
ing yesterday says: "According to min
isterial admissions peace Is further off
than ft was last week. The great diffl
culty is the loss of the Cuban cable.
Senor C-ur.azo, the minister of public
Instruction and public works. Is much
disappointed and threatens to resign.
The administrative haste and busWe in
Spain about port defenses are prodie
lous. but we cannot think that-all this
means business after whafljHias-hep.
pened. The heavy French mms supplfed
from the Saint Chatv.ond works have
been lying for the last Fix weeks in the
drill ground at Cnnbar.eh. They are
being tested and will be sent to replace
the brass and other old-fashioned pieces
at acllz. but the means of loading.them
are defective, and so too is the smoke
less powder. However, the military en
gineers expect that all these defec ts will
be set richt.
'Ordinary railway traffic is almost
suspended, as the trains are wanted to
take soldiers and marines with muni
tions of war hither and thither. The
field artillery which was supplied by
France before the war was declared
was originally centralized at Madrid
bnt it is now being shipped to the north
ern sierra, where Carlist uprisings ap
pear. The fire brigades at the various
s-nports are constantly drilling to pre
pare themselves to d?al with burning
houses during the bombardments. - The
engineers have created what appear to
be strong defences at Cadiz, but the
strength must depend altogether upon
the range of the guns."
The Madrid correspondent of The
Paily News telegraphing yesterday
says: "The efforts of the government
toward peace are meeting with almost
insuperabl- difficulties. Ministerialists
say that the chief obstacle is President
McKinley's 'Impressionable character.
which is more influenced, they affect to
believe, by his personal friends and the
Jingoes In congress than by diplomatic
ci uns-ls. The president sometimes
appears inclined, they say. to negotiate
for peace on reasonable terms; but at
others he seems determined upon a war
e-onquest. with 'a view of convincing
Europe that the I'nited States is a great
military power which must be reckoned
The German emperor as king of Prus
sia has the sole right to uatue streets,
aud lie bus just refused his consent to
the proposal to call two streets after the
mimes of Dr. Bertram anil Dr. Laugcr
haus, two popular members of the mu
uicipal council. His majesty disapproves
of such a course during the lifetime of
tbo godfathers. This apparently refers
to men of official standing only, whose
political opinions might change after
the streets had been naimaj for the
Mommsenstras.se iu Cbarlottcuburg was
recently passi-d with approval. Sotno
uewr (iermau streets have a tendency to
long names. Prince August von YYur
teiubergstrasso" is today a name and
nothing mora Tbo houses have still to
Arranging For a liar gain.
Juveuilo Customer (in large candy
store) You mix candies here auv wav
a feller wants 'cm, don't you?
Juvenile Customer I wantauickel'i
worth. Give me some cf every kiud
you ve got Cbicago Tribune.
Ship rot to Shore on Fire.
San Francisco. Julv 2". Private
advices says that the ship Kenilwort
from Hawaii. Nitind lor ew ior
with a cargo of sugar, put .into Val
paraiso on tire. Both captain and
mate are reported dead.
Battle Creek. Mich., Julv 2.. W.
P. Merrill, a Milwaukee millionaire,
died here of heart disease. ared 82
ONLY TWO DARED TO WOEK
Situation at the Pans Mine Shows No
Pana, Ills., July The sixth suc
cessive daily attempt to operate the
three mines of Pana with non-union
men, thereby breaking the miners' or
ganization, was attempted Saturday
rr.orr.ir.g under new tactics by the op
erator?, but it was a fiat failure. Here
tofore the endeavor to operate the mines
ith non-union miners, guarded by ex-
ra police and deputies, was made at the
Penwc-11 mine, but without success-
Saturday morning the change was
made from the Penwell to the Spring
field mine, the latter mine being out
side tht city limits. Here Sheriff Ira
oburn, of TaylorviIIe, a large force of
rmed deputies and the operators con
centrated to guard the mine and escort
the new miners to work. The old em
ployes and their wives were on the
streets leading to the mine ready for
ny non-union men who might attempt
to pass their lines. Only two non-union
miners, both residing in a house
close to the mine, under guard, entered
MAN KILLED IM A TRENCH.
Crushed by a Platform Which Pell File
Cleveland. July 23. One man was
killed and several were injured yester
day c hile at work on a sewer near Edge-
watr Park. The men were down in
the sewer trench when the trestle on
which the cart hauls away the dirt fell.
The car ws precij itated to a platform
covering the sewer. Adam Hausman
was crushed to d'ath beneath the tim
bers. The following were badly injured:
Thomas HasitJier. city inspector, thigh
roken: Frank Sprungel. nose broken
nd badly cut about the head and body;
raul Frohall. cut in the head and body
irulsed; Frank Robinski and Frank
Socyzns!:!, badly cut and bruiset about
WAR REVENUE LAW DECISION
Apptie to I'.roker bnt Not to Hen! Kstate
Washingt.on.July 25. Tn a decision made
Saturday the commissioner of internal
revenue holds that there is no provision
In the new revenue act under which spe-
ial tax can be held to be Imposed on
real estate age-nts. or any person or
firm for simply buying or selling real
state on commission, either for them
selves or for others: also that the law Is
aimed at a class of men known gener
ally in the community r.s brokers.
A man is a broker under the act,"
the decision says, "who negotiates pur
chases or sales of stocks, bonds, notes,
etc., in the course of business: and this
applies to real estate agents, insurance
agents, attorneys, or persons or firms
who in c6nnertion with their profession
or occupation make is a regular part
of their business to negotiate purchases
of- stocks, l onds. notes, etc.. either fov
themselves or others."
Score on the IHamyucl.
Chicago, July Iu. Following are Sat
urday's League scores at base ball: At
lirooklyn ISoston 4. Brooklyn 3: at
Philadelphia Washington 2, Philadel
phia 6; at Cleveland Chicago 2. Cleve
land 4; at Pittsburg Cinc1nnati3.Pitts-
burg 2; at New York F.altir.iore 0, New
York 8. (Sunday) At Cincinnati
Pittsburg 5, Cincinnati 6; at Louisville
St. Louis 1, Louisville 2; at Chicago-
Cleveland 9. Chicago 3.
Western League: At Minneapolis
Detroit 2, Minneapolis 3: at St. Paul-
Columbus 2, St. Paul 13; at Kansas City
Milwaukee 2, Kansas City 1; at St. Jo
seph Indianapolis 5, St. Joseph 4
(Sunday) At Kansas City Milwaukee
2, Kansas City 4; at St. Joseph Indian
apolis 3, St. Joseph 7; at Minneapolis
Detroit 15, Minneapolis 2; at St. Paul-
Columbus 8, St. Taul 9.
Tawas City Saving Hank Suspend.
Lansing, Mich., July 23. The state
banking department was officially noti
fied that the Tawas Savings bank, of
Tawas City, having a capital stork of
J25.G00 and a local deposit of SIj.OUO, has
suspended. The failure .is brought
about by the financial embarrassment
of M. II. French, of West Branch, pres.
ident of the bank. The deposits were
nearly all raid back before the bank
Record in the Hammer-Throw.
Boston, July 25. John Flanagan, of
the New York Athletic club, broke the
world's amateur record for throwing
the sixteen-pound hammer at the big
athletic meet of St. Augustine's parish
in South Boston Saturday, his throw
being 13S feet 44 inches.
Receiver fur the Home Kuilrirhg.
Milwaukee, July 25. Upon application
of Julius Weehselberg, president of the
Home Building and Loan association.
A. W. Hard has been appointed receiver
of the association, giving a bond of
$70,000. which is nearly double the
amount of the assets.
la 1870 Japan was visited by a terri
ble epidemic of smallpox, which almost
decimated Yokohama. Vaccination was
made compulsory in 1S9G. The Japanese
are said to bave been struck with the
fact that pockmarked foreigners were
rartiljr seen in Japan.
The Greatest Discovery Yet.
W. M. Kepine, editor TNkilwa. 111.,
Chief,'" says: "We won't keep
house without Dr. Kinji's New Dis
covery for consumption, coughs and
colds. Experimented with many
others, hut never jrot the true rem
edy until we usee! Dr. Kinpfs New
Dicoverv. No other remedy cau
take its place in our home, as in it we-
have a certain and sure cure for
coughs, colds, whooping couh. etc.'1''
It is idle to experiment with other
remedies, even if they are urjri-d on
vou as just as pood as Dr. Kind's
New Discovery. Thev are not as
jjikhI. because this remedy has a rec
ord of cures and besides is cuaran
teed. It never fails to satisfy. Trial
bottles free at Hart's Ullemeyer's
MILES' MEN ARRIVL
Were Probably at the Landing
Point in Psrto Rico Some
UAY HAVE HAD A TIGHT BY
Depend Largely on the Dons, However
Shatter It ports the Health Sanation at
Santiago The Garcia Letter and a
Memorial to President M Klnley Very
Much Alike Scuvcl' Alleged Dreak
Confirmed He and Other Kntcrprislng
Specials Get the Grand Itounee for Their
London, July 25. A rpeclal from Mad
rid says that General Augustl, captain
general of the Philippines, has tele
graped to the government as follows:
The Americans are about to attack
Manila. Grave events are impending."
Washington, July 25. It was said at
the war department late yesterday that
no news can be expected from any of
ficial source as to General Miles' move
ments until today tit the earliest. It Is
calculated that helarrivcd last evening
cr last night at tlft point on the coast
of Porto Ricoselecsed as the rendezvous
for lj the vessels of the expedition.
Whether or not fce will undertake to
make a landing in advance of the ar
rival cf the "whole expedition probably
will depend entirely upon conditions as
he finds them. Should there be no
Spanish force, or least an inconsid
erable one, on the ioast the troops w ill
be landed to relieve them from the dis
astrous e.fects of being confine J closely
on shipboard under a tropical sun. The
general has with him sufficient artillery
to hold any position be may choose to
occupy, supplemented as this artillery
will be by the guns of his naval convoy.
Meanwhile the department is making
every effort to turry along the re
mainder of the expedition.
Woo (he Garrut Letter a Fake?
General Shafter imported by cable
yesterday that th condition of the
troops at Santiago was rapidly improv
ing, and said he ioped tn the course of
a day or two to Have them all located
in comfortable camps where they may
rest and reeuperaM. and where the sick
may recover. Hel 1b feedin 11.000 of
the Spanish prison? rs of war. The gen
eral .makes no mJhtton of the e.lleged
letter from Gajciaf to himself, nor does
he speak of my friction between them,
whence the department has come to
doubt the authority of published stories
on these subjects.1 In fact it Is now re
ported that the Jetttr was written by
a newspaper correspondent, who has
been on General Castillo's staff and
that It Is doubtful if Garcia ever saw
Ncovei's rrak I a VacU
From Shatter's report it would ap
pear thut animated by an ambition to
take a prominent part In thj Important
events following each other In rapid
succession at Santiago after tha initia
tion of the negotiations for the sur
render of the city a few cf the corre
spondents were gtilty of gravebreaches
of military law. necessitating prompt
corrective action; by General Shafter.
Thus, for instance, one correspondent
In his efforts to take part in the flag
raising over theity hall resisted the
military officers 1n the execution of
their duty and afttn attempted a per
sonal assault upon the commanding
general. This made him subjdit to
summary and sewero punishment, even
death: yet General Shafter contented
himself with expielling that corrtspon
dent from Cuba.
Other Newkpaper Men in Trouble.
A more serious offense, from the fact
that it might easily have led to rioting
and loss of life, was tat of three other
correspondents who. it appears by Gen
eral Shaffer's report, by cirru'ating In
flammatory posters stirred up the town.
They were likewise teported. No men
tion is made of any other cases requir
ing attention and It is indicated that
the rcTatlons between the newspaper
men and the army 'officers at Santiago
are generally amicable end satisfactory.
in an entirely different manner Gen
eral Shafter takes notice of some of th
severely critical newspaper articles
about the condition of the troops be
fore Santiago while they lay in the
trenches. He admits that there was a
shortage of tobacco for a time, but
shows conclusively that there was no
lack of the necessaries of life and that
the troops were adequately sup-
puea wua nara bread, bacon, sugar
and coffee. Although this bill of fare
is not as extensive as that afforded
troops in garrison It embodies the main
features of the army ralion while on
field service and removed from a base
ARMS DRAFTS ANOTHER DOCIMENT
Gives MrKinlej a Hint in the Direction
of tiarria's Protest.
Santiago de Cuba, July To A docu
ment which is being circulated far sig
nature among Cuban residents in San
tlago, add ret sec to the president of the
United States, thanking him for the
co-operation of th army of the United
States, and expressing the hope that the
American government will recognize
Cuba if sovereignty In the surrendered
portipn of the province cf Santiago de
Cub, was drafted ,by Arms, the news
paper Correspondent on the staff of the
Cnban General Castillo who drafted the
alleged letter of rfcuest from General
Garcia to General Fhafter. Following
is tne text or tne dbcument:
"To President Mt Klnley: The under
signed, Cubans by t lrth, land owners and
residents of Santiagde Cuba, represent
ine with their families the non-combatant
population that suffered f.r many years
Spanish rule in this section of the isl
ana. win 10 fircti their warmest
thanks to th pnl le of the Crited States
for delivering thm -from the insuffer
able yoke of Sranish rule. They also
wisn to express their absolute ronfl
dence in the. food faith .anL.bjinianitar
nUrnoSes ct tne L lilted Mates n.l
ine pledge mat me territory or Cuba
not to be Conquered by tl;e American
troops for purposes cf annexation.
we oelieve, and wouui ure. that our
n ceoole re innablc f fultlllinir the
international obligation to establish a
government for the island. Cuba In tht
future mav Doasiblv become in tht
course cf a few years part cf the t?r
titory of the Vrtited States. tVm In
creasing the comfort and happiness f
people; cut now an uesire pov
mer.t cf our own as compensation
the suffering nr.d heroiMii of our
army, and the definite establishing ni of
Cuban rt uhlic. with Cuban authnr
?, in accordance with the :e-duti.ii:i
the t'nite.l States.
'We hope that the present state of af
rs at San.i;ieo. where Sr-nninrr.s are
rtill the adn.iriftrators f our intercuts,
property ur.d fr.te. will be brief; tl-.iu
cltv mav scilin he turned over to th"
ans. and that our army iray enter.
beside the American ling as Cuban rol
fliers fought side by side with the Amer
icans against the common t r.cmy."
GEN". HENRY rt:.li:s THE I'.OYS.
Be AIko Say That Minflrr I the Right
Man in the I'. i slit I'lnce.
Washington. July 2.. In a personal
letter to Adjutant GeiierU Curb'.n Gen
eral Henry, who is an experienced In
dian fighter, speaks as follows of Gcn-
eral Shatter's army and of the general
himself: "The work done ly thse
troops since landing, their heroism and
patience under discomfort, heat and
rain, calls for the highest i raise; an.1
the work accomplished 1 y Shafter. his
pertinacity and 'go-aheadativei.ess' un-
r adverse cirt umstann s and elisccm-
forts is a revelation to me.
'I doubt If there is another ofilrer
who would bave 'got there" as he 6 d.
Our loss was most unfortunate, but
from character of country could not
have been avoided "if we had to get
there." Lan niaht th Kighth Ohio
were almost drowned out at.d it pours
today; that's the climate. Too
much credit cp.nnot be given the hero-
sm, pertinacity, pluck, patience and en
durance of men who have borne the
brunt of this week." General Henry
ilsp speaks yi hish praise of the work
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1'LAI BREACH OF FAITH.
What General ratlllo' ttroturr Calls Oar
I'ollcjr a to Cuba.
Santiago, July 13. via Kingston. July
23. The Cubans here resect General
Shafter' attitude in ignoring General
Garcia and in refusing to allow the Cu
ban troops to enter Santiago or tn con
sult General Garcia c-n the terms of the
surrender cf the city. General Care la's
action In withdrawing his troops into
the Interior, his letter to General Shaf
ter. and his resignation cf bis com
mand forwarded to General Comet, are
approved and applauded by nil lasses
of natives. General Garcia refused to
accept a subordinate place, insisting
that he was an ally.
General Shatter's answer saying that
this was a war between the t'nited
States and Spain, and President Mc-KinU-y's
Instruetlor.s with reference to
the administration of the surrendered
district are Interpreted as a tacit avow
al of American Intention to annex the
Island and ni t to grant independents.
This Is orposed hy the Cubans. Sonon
Joaquin Castillo, president of the San
Carlos Cuban club, and a brother of
General' Chfitlllo, urges an tflirial pro
test to President McKinb-y without de
lay, saying: "Silence now wtild Indi
cate our consent to the Ami I loan atti
tude. wjile h Is a plain brem h of faith
that the Cubans cannot possibly tol
erate." N'nmlter of Troops Captnreil.
Washington. Jury ;3. The war det
partment has received a dlspateh from
General Shafter dated Santiago, July
14. In which says: Lieutenant Mili-y
has returned from San Luis an ! Palma
Soriano where he went four days aqo t-
receive surrender of Spanish troops.
They were on the verge of starvation
and I have to send them ictions to
morrow. If the. numbers keep up as
they have there will be about 2i.(xx
to ship away nearly 12.000 here, 3.000
from San Luis. C.fO-j from tJuanbinnno,
and over 2.000 at Sagua ar.d 1! iracoa.
Tampa Volunteers to Go.
Washington. July 25. The announce
ment is made at the war department
that three and possibly five of the vol
unteer army regiments now at Tampa
will be sent to Join General Miles at
Porto Rico. The volunteer organiza
tions now at Tampa include the One
Hundred ami Fifty-seventh Indiana
Got t'niter Way for Porto Hlro.
Tampa. Kla.. July 15. The transports
Decatur, Miller, Arcadia. Cherokee and
Florida get under way for Potto Kico
at various hours Saturday night be
tween 11 o clock and daylight. Thi
ttansport Morgan was loading yester
day and the men In charge hope to get
her out some time today.
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you try it. Ituv a bottle today and
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