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ROCK ISLAND ARGU
YOL. XLVI. SO. 237. ROCK ISLAND, ILL., WEDNESDAY, JULY .7, 1893. PRICE THREE CENTS
THE REPLY TO
President McKinley and Secretary Day Confer With Ref
WILL BE MADE AFTER FRIDAY'S CABINET.
Sagasta Continues to Deny Overtures While France Officially
Stamps His Falsehoods.
WASHINGTON. July 27. fs.-cre-l;iy
Day N in conference
with the president, and it is said the
reply to Spain will 1 delivered in a
lay or two.
It may I' safely s:iid that the gov
ernment's answer to Spain will not
I delivered till after the cal.inet
I'KKMIDKNT TO ANMWKK tKlllYV.
Hill (.rul Armistice nn Certain SperiHr
I'omlltlons Froiu Mpaln.
Waxhiii'toii, July 27. Tlu presi
dent by Friday will communicate
our answer to Spain peace proposal
through Amliassailor ('million. If
Spain givcx assurance that an nrmis
t'n'i will 1n followed liy a treaty of
jieace on certain general linei. it is
prohaltle the president will agree to
SIM IN IIKMKS NKI.OTIATIOVS.
lint Foreign Office Psplnln They An Kio
to I'rlvate Initiative.
Madrid. July 27. The government
denies that it has lieen occupied with
the ipicstimi of jH'ace. Sagasta con
tradicts the statement that ollicial ne
gotiations are in progress, lint the
foreign ulliee announces that negotia
tions are due to private initiative and
tipmln reels lli-ttrr Already.
Madrid. July 27. A liig rise on the
Isiurse today is looked on as denoting
great eoiitidenec that pence will lie
IKAM K MAKK.HHKK roMTION 1LAIN
Tells Just What Was Nought In Ho Itone
ml What W Hone Vcstenlay.
Tal is. July 27. The following tilli
eial note lias la-en issued: "At the
reijuest of the Spanish government,
the French ambassador at Washing
tun has Iteen authorized liy the French
government to present a note from
the cabinet at Madrid to the presi
dent of the I 'ti it til States. In the
name of Spain. Camlxui. who is
charged to watch Spanish interests in
the I'nited States, m.ule this column
uication to rrcsidcut McKinley at the
White I Inn st- yesterday afternoon in
the presence of S'cretary Day."
( I HAS W V.KK NOT Tllr.KK.
Wanderer Kepulsed Owing to Failure lo
Key West. July 27. News has
reached here of an unsuccessful at
tempt lo land a .large eedition of
men and arms at Italics, west of Ha
vana, bv the steamer Wanderer.
Wsyal mket tht toad para.
I aaa a.llctM.
c. omott CO..
w liicli left here a week ago. The e
Kdition exported to meet a party of
Cubans, but they were evidently
driven off by the Spaniards, as the
expedition was attacked by 1.000
Spanish cavalry after landing a por
tion of its supplies. The Wanderer's
men escaped with the loss of live
TIIK KKI'OKTS Or' THE CAPTAINS.
ship ('oiiiinaiiilers In the Santiago En
gagement Heard From.
Washington, July 27. The reports
of Capts. Chadwick, of the cruiser
New York. Taylor, of the Indiana.
Philip, of the Texas, and Lieut. Com
mander Wainwright. of the Glouces
ter, on the destruction ofCervera's
Ileet. which accompanied Admiral
Sampson's report, were made public
todav. Thev do not differ materially
from the report of Sampson and
Schley already published as to the
general facts of the engagement.
Movement of Troop.
Chattanooga. July 27. The order
sending the .1th Illinois to Newport
News was revoked today after the
regiment had marched to Kossville
and half entered the cars. They un
loaded and the men. highly disap
pointed, inarched back to camp. The
3d Kentucky wan then sent forward
and loaded on the empty cars. The
lb6th Indiana, which has been ordered
to take the place of the 6th Illinois in
(len. Grant's brigade, will leave to
morrow. The 1st South Carolina was
ordered to proceed at once to Jack
sonville, Fla.. to join Gen. Lee. The
6th Tennessee was ordered from
Knoxville to Chattanooga.
Comfort for Our Boy at Huntiago.
New York, July 27. The transport
Olivette sailed for Santiago today with
$7."0,000 to pay the troops there, a
cargo of delicacies for the sick and
wounded, ami a corps of doctors and
nurses, mostly inutilities: also an out
lit for a 1.000-ted hospital.
Mrhratler Mail a Captain.
Springfield. July 27. The governor
has apjioiuted Ferdinand J. Schrader
captain of Company 1). 4th Illinois
infantry, vice. Rogers, resigned.
Mttle Airno Ha Troaltles of HI Own
London. July 27. A Madrid spec
ial says the king of Spain is suffering
from an attack of the measles.
SPAIN WANTS rKACE.
Thl I Official Fart and No Figment of
Washington. July ti The Spanish
government hap sued for -eace, tu t in
directly tbtough the great powers
Europe, tut by a direct appeal to Pres
ident McKinley. The j. reposition was
formally submitted to the president at
1 o'clock yesterday afternoon by the
French an hsiywidnr, M. Jules t':i.lMiu,
who bud received Ir.structii lis i: m the
foreign office at Paris to deliver to the
tovti nment the tender of iici.ee; formu
lated hy the Spanish ministiy. At the
conclusion of the conference between
the president and the French ambassa
dor the follow ing ofliiial statement v.as
issued from the White House:
"The French ambussudor on behalf of
the government of Spain, and by direc
tion of the Spanish minister of foreign
affairs, i.r.nnted to the president this
afternoon at the White House a mes
sage from the Spanish government look
ing to the termination of the war, and
the settlement of terms of peace."
1'ornirr Praee Kumnrs Hueles.
This wan the only official statement
made public, tut it sufficed to rut at
rest all eonjettuie and to make clear
and definite that at lost Spain had tak
en the initiative toward peace. Althoujth
peace rumors have been current almost
dally heretofore since the war began
not one cf them had the shadow of
foundation, and until the French am
bassador received instructions from
Paris late Monday night no overture?
of any kind had been received. Shortly
before midnight Monday a dispatch to
the French embassy made it known to
the embassy that the ambassador would
be charged with the important mission
of opening peace negotiations in behalf
of Spain. The complete instructions, in
culdlng an official letter from Duke Al
madover Klo, Spanish minister of for
eign affairs, were received yesterday
mormnfc. Arrangements were 1
ately made for an interview between
Cambcn and the president and it took
place at 3 p. m.
l'roposition I a General One.
The call lasted about half an hour,
and after the first formalities had been
txocutcd by 31. Pambon the talk be
came general and quite formal, the
president. amLafsador and the secre
tary cf rtate discussing the outlook for
a conclusion cf hostilities. The proposi
tion submitted by the ambassador act
ing for the Spanish government was
quite general in terms, and wa3 con
fined to the one essential point of an
earnest plea that negotiations be opened
for the purpose of terminating the war
and arriving at terms of peace. The
communication of the Spanish govern
ment did not suggest any specific terms
of peaee, nor was any reference made
to Cuba, the Philippines, Porto Rico or
other Spanish possessions. The evident
purpose of the Madrid authorities was
to first ! arn whether the United States
would treat on the subject of peace,
and after that to take up such terms as
the two parties might suggest.
NO PROPOSITION FOK ARMISTICE.
Blatter Wll ISe Presented to and Discussed
by the Cabinet.
Neither was there any suggestion
from the Spanish government that an
armistice 1 c established lending the
peare r.eqctietlors. In the conversation
wl.k'h!;i!li.vd thereadlr.g.i.f the propo
sition neither the president nr the am
bassador entered upon the question of
the tern s of peace. It was finally de
termined that tl.e president would con
sult the members of his cabinet con
cerning the proposition, and after a
decision had ne-.n arrived at M. Cambcn
would then be Invited to the White
House for a fuither conference and for
a final answer from the I'nited States
government. When the president will
submit the Spanish proposition to the
cabinet has not yet been announced.
The call of the ambassador was two
hours after the cab'net meeting of yes
terday had closed and thre will not be
another regular cabinet meeting until
Friday. A special cabinet meeting will
probably be held in order to make
prompt reply to the pronositlon.
Naturally the piea of Spain to open
peace negotiating o; ers up a wide field
of conjecture as to what the terms cf
i.c t j wi'l ". e. Thus far there is no of
II. lal wan ant for saying what termn
Spain wiil pr..pose. or what terms the
t'ni'.ed States will offer or accept. So
far as this ountry is com erned it is th?
general impression that the complete
Spanish evacuation of Cuba and Porto
Itico will be insisted upon as a sine qua
con. There is not the same certainty
is to the Philippines, Ladrones and
fan lines, although the belief is grow
.T.K that the terms of tlra Falted States
will include coaitug atattone in the"
group. On the trt f ?rn u Is be
lieved that she now has reached such
a realization of her misfortune that she
will rpafllly consent to terms for the
evacuation of Cuba and probably Porto
The Spanish desire is apparently very
strong for the retention of the Philip
pines, although there is little doubt
that coaling stations there and at other
points wlil be conceded. Tb matter of
war indmnity is for future considera
te n. although there does not.apieav ti
be a disposition amutig the offltiais here
to pile up n heavy war indemnity
against Spain ki her present helpless
A conference of Secretaries Alger,
r.llss. Wiison and Postmaster General
Smith with President McKinley lasted
until nearly rr.ic'night. At its conclu
sion Secretary Alger said that no spe
cial cabinet meeting had h?en called for
tomorrow, and he saw no prospect of
one. From what was said bv members
of the cabinet who have consulted with
the president it seems practb aily de
termined to accept the offer to' open
negotiations. It was stated that in
effecting a settlement some besinr.Ing
had to be made. The offer made yes
terday was such a b ginn r.g. Nothing
could be known about the terms upon
whWh the negotiations wiil be conduct
ed or proposals to be made until there
had been a further conference by those
having the matter in chaFge. Secretary
Alger stated when hp left the White
House that there w ould be no hang? in
the plans of the campaign and the war
Would go forward with vigor.
Com' ol iiIIiioU Chanties.
Springfield. His.. July 27. The finan
cial record of the state charitable in
stitutions for the three months ended
June 30. 1SHS. has been prepared. The
total ordinary expense was J36"i.9S2.11;
total net expense. $::2i.U9.ir,: total num
ber of inmates present at beginning of
the quarter. S.liW: since admitted, new,
1.531: former inmates readmitted 259:
absentees returned. 360 makinir a total
of 11.2S0. The average cost per capita
lor an institutions was $41 04.
Ilaildlng and Loan League.
Omaha. July -.'7. The United States
Ix-ague of Building & Loan associa
tions met here today in annual con
vention. After an' address of wel
come and responses. President San
born delivered his annual address.
The credential committee was ap
pointed and liegan work.
I'aper Company Amlgn.
Denver. July 27. A receiver has
lieen appointed for the Denver Paper
company, with assets of ?1.(MM).ihk:
Ilismarrk Is Not Dying.
Berlin. July 27 Bismarck's phy
sician telegraphed the Taeglische
Kundschan that there is no truth in
the reports that the prince is dying.
He sleeps well and his condition Ts
Win your battles against disease by
acting promptly. One Minute Cough
Cure produces immediate results.
When taken early it prevents con
sumption. And in later stages it
furnishes prompt relief. T. H.
Thomss, A. J. Riess and M. F. Babn
Subscribe for The Abgcs.
MILES SENDS WORD.
Jrief Dispatch Informing the De
partment That He Is on
Poro Rican Soil.
BiEBOE IS ALL EE COULD WAJTT,
Gloucester and Her Gallant Crew Clian
Out the Dons, Who Lose
Ko T.nses ononr Side, Although the
Mauser 4ra Topping Away Very
Lively Tor Aaliile Wainwrlglil' Little
Cu n bout rwioek a IUorkliuune to 1'lecei
Sixth Ililnol Volunteers Among the
First to Go Ashore The Landing I'lace
'A'STton. Ju!y IT. The war de
parim u ll 0 last night posted th
following, dated St. Thomas. July Zi,
1S9S. 9:35 p. m.j 'Circumstances were
such that I dee&ed it advisable to take
the harbor of Canlra first, fifteen miles
west of Ponce which was successfully
accomplished hxtween daylight and 11
o'clock. Spaniards surprised. The
filouthester, Commander Wainwright.
first entered the harbor; met with
slight resistance; fired a few shots. All
the transports are now in the harbor
and infantry aad artillery rapidly go
ing ashore. This is a well-protected
harbor. Water sufficiently deep for all
transports and heavy vessels to anchor
within KO yards of shore. The Spanish
flag was lowered and the American flag
raised at 11 o'clock today. Captain
Higginson. with his fleet has rendered
able and earnest assistance. Troops in
good health Snd best of spirits. No
casualties. Signed. MILES."
(ilouister Does It Again.
a, Porto Rieo, July f.'.
S98, by the Associated
Press. Tlfc town on the coast of
as taken by the United
yesterday after a brief
but lively engagement, in which the
ain distinguished herself.
ay morning the Glouces
ter, in chargclof Lieutenant Commander
Wainwright.lstcained into the harbor
In order to rtconnoiter the place. The
Spaniards wre completely taken by
surprise. Almost the first they knew
of the approach f the army was in the
announcement contained in the firing
of a gun froin the Gloucester, demand
ing Umt tht Spaniards haul down their
fla-. which was floating fron a ffaysiaff
in front of a binckhouM Handing to tfcP
eaat of the Vlliags. Th first couple of
three-poundera were fired into ttvj hills,
right and left of the bay, purposely
avoiding the town, lest the projectiles
hurt women or children.
Old Olory Coes to the Masthead.
The Gloucester then hove to within
about 600 yards cf the shore and low. Ted
a la u nek. -hating on board a Colt rapid
fire gun ar.fi thirty men. under com
mand of Lieutenant Husee. which was
eent ashore without encountering oppo
sition. Quartermaster Heck thereupon
told Yeoman Lacy to haul down the
Sianlth fi3g.i which was done, and they
then raised on the flagstaff the first
United States flag to float over Porto
Rican soil. Suddenly about thirty Span
iards opened fire with Mauser rifles on
the American party. Lieutenant Husee
and his men respodned witfh great gal
lantry, the Colt gun doing effective
work. Normon, who received Admiral
Cervera's surrender, and "Wood, a vol
unteer lieutenant, shared the honors
with Lieutenant Husee.
CLOtCESTFB RETl BX THE FIRE.
Spanish Cavalry Hastens to Take a Hand
lu the Fight Also.
Almost immediately after the Span
lards fired on the Americans the Glou
cester opened lire on the enemy, with
all her three and six pounders which
could be brought to bear, shelling the
town, and also dropping shells into the
hills to the west of Guanica. where a
number of Spanish cavalry was to be
seen hastening toward the spot where
the Americans had landed. Lieu
tenant Husee then threw up a little fort
which he named Fort Wainwright.
The lieutenant also mounted the Colt
gun and signaled for reinforcements,
which were sent from the Gloucester.
The Associated Press dispatch boat
Cynthia II was the only boat in the
harbor except the Gloucester.
Presently a few Spanish cavalry
joined those who were fighting in the
street of Guanica, but the Colt was let
loose, killing four of them. By that
time the Gloucester had the range of
the town and of the blockhouse, and
all her guns were spitting fire, the doc
tor and the paymaster helping to serve
the guns. Soon afterwards white coated
galloping cavalrymen were seen climb
ing the hills to the westward and the
foot soldiers were scurrying along the
fences from the town. By 9:45 with the
exception of a few guerrilla shots the
town was won and the enemy was
driven out of its neighborhood. The
Red Cross nurses on the Lampasas and
a detac hment of rfgulars wtre the first
to land from the trar.sp rts. After Lieu
tenant Huse had captured the place he
deployed his small force into the sub
urbs. But he was s ion reinforced by the
regulars, who were followed by com
pany G, of the Sixth LKnois. and then
by other trnciLs in qui k sue.essi. n. All
the boats of the men-of-war and trans
ports w ere used in the work of landing
the troops, each steam launch towing
four or five Loats loaded- to the rails
with soldiers. But everything progress
ed in an orderly manner, and according
to the plans of Gi neral Miles. The
latter went ah, re at b..ut r.ovn. after
stopping to. board the Gloucester and
thank Lieutenant Commander Wain
wright r.r his gallant action.
General Jllies said to the correspon
dent of the Affo;iated Press: G janlca
and Cir.ga are in the disaffected portion
Of the island. Matteo, the Insurgent
leader, lives at Tauco, a few miles in
land. Had we landed at Cape San Juan
a line of rifle pits might have stopped
Spaniard Kerp a Ciimd Wit ten.
Key West, Fla.. July 27. A squed of
Spanish soldiers three miles west of
Lahla Honda, province of Finar del Rio,
Monday afternoon tired half a dozen
gnnts at the Associated Tress dispatch
boat Dandy which was passing that
point, two miles out. Flash and smoke
signals also marked the progress of the
Liandy along the shore, whih seemed
to be excellently watched. The country
from a point west of Bahia Honda to
Havana is In a high state of cultiva
tion. WASHINGTON- IS AGAIN UnrnKFI).
Miles Doesn't Land Where Ir Hail H.-.-n
Ftanneil He Mn.nl,!.
Washington. July :7. The news .f the
landing of General m;s at Guanica. on
the southwest shor of Porto Ki-o. um
as a genuine surprise to the wr.r d-; t:t
ment. It had W n all carefully p:.inr-.l
that he was to make bis lar.dinjr a; r.r.
o!h"r point as remote as possible from
the place where he actually landed, sj
there was little wonder that the ofT.cial?
received the firrt new? . f the landir.s
with Incredulity, anil even went to the
length of supposing that the story had
been put utloat in orde r to distract at
tention from the point which had bcrp
stieoieci. just why General Sllles nine!"
this wide departure from the plars of
the denartment is nnt u-
supposed that he gathered some infor
mation since he left Sihnn'-y that in
duced nun to make the change.
The result, however hn i.u..n .
plex the department otlUials deeply and
to considerably derange thrlr can fully
prepared programme for the remainder
ef the expedition. It will i ....-
essary to intercept the sections c f the
expeuiuon already at sea heading for
certain selected points on the coast of
Porto Rico and to advise them cf the
chance In the nlnnn nonp.l w;i....-
. -'.. (Ml -I IIWH ?
brigade is now approaching the Island
end reinforcements will follow at inter
vals of one or two days until the whole
force of 20.000 men is landed, unless
events connected with the peace negotia
tions make it expedient to stop further
movements. However, it is a matter
for congratulation to the war depart
ment that General Miles has managed
to set foot on Porto Rico before the first
overtures for peace, and thus to place
the island in the same position as Cuba
and the Philippines, namely, as terri
tory at least nartiallv In the nimudin
of the United States.
Guanica s a small rntvn n I nnn c
- --- - - .. v i.wu iii
liabitants on the southern
. . -u.-i ' lU
island. On a rough calculation It is less
man twenty mili-s air'line distant from
Ponce and sixty-five miles from San
Juan, asrsknst vKiw ua ,i i
be directed. Goanlea is about lx miles
south of Tauco. of which city it forms
the port, and with which It Is" connec ted
hy a good road. Th town is situated
on a bay of the same nam, whb hforms
or.e of the best ports In the whole sl
and. The banks to the right are steep
and form a good mitnra! whaif. Tiree
vessels tan lie alongside ar:o unload l.y
means of gans plunk:-. Vc-s. , thir
tT feet draft can cnP-r the bay nv.ily
K7T IT If JI
$1 and $1.25
Look In the Window.
You know us
t always picking up
snaps and giving
them to the pub
Look In the Window.
SI and $1.25
and proceed close Inshore. The cotispir
uous advantage of this port, aside frmn
its excellent harbor facilities for the
transports is the utter absence of forti
fications or mines.
DON RFPOIIT A TICTORT.
Ssy They Repulsed an Attack on Hah la
Honda Sat nrday.
Havana. July 17. Copyright, lsjis. hy
Associated Press. The follow ing Is the
official report cf the engagement be
tween the Spanish force and the Amer
ican marines on Saturday, July TJ. near
Bahia Honda, sixty-five miles west uf
Havana, on the north coast of the prov
ince of Pinar del Rio: "On July 13 Senor
Manzanal, mayor of Bahia Honda, left
the town about sunrise with forces of
all arms, proceeding In a northerly di
rection toward Manimanl Creek and
Gobernadora Beach, to the west of the
entrance or the bay on which the twon
of Palila Hor.da Is situated. It had been
reported that American ships had been
seen there the day before.
"On ariving the Spanish forces
opened w ith artillery and musketry fire,
compelling the American ship In the
offing to withdraw with several losses
on board. Of the landing party four
were killed, among them a lieutenant,
as was ascertained from documents on
his person. Our troops also sank the
boat used in the landing, with eight
men. and captured one new Remington
rifle, a Bordan rifle and 100 cartridges.
The Spanish losses were three slightly
GRANT'S BRIGADE LEAVES CAMP.
Paeks l p and Starts for Newport News Ea
Route to I'orto Itlro.
Chlckamauga Tark. Ga., July 27. The
Third brigade of the First division.
First corps. General Fred Grant com
manding, received orders early yester
day morning to strike tents and pack
up for immediate departure. This bri
gade consists of the First Kentucky,
Fifth Illinois and Third K'cntn.k.- .,
Third battalion of the Sixteenth Penn
sylvania being attarhed. The First Ken-
tut Ky was to have loaded its effects for
Newport News, the destination of the
brigade, at noon vestenlav. hut tool.
ef loading the wagon train taking sev
eral nours more than was calculated
the regiment did not cet ntvav fi-.n
Rossville until last night.
The Fifth Illinois had order In
camp at 5 o'clock this morning, accom
panied by the Third battalion of the
Mxternin l' t.nsylvanla. The Third
Kentuc ky left amn at 6 o'. i.w k thi.
They Hear of It In Kpaln.
Sladrid. July !7. An official disnatch
from San Juan do Rnrto Rico confirms
the report of an American landing at
Puerto de Guanica. The Knanlar.!
one oflleer killel and three soldiers
Help is Wanted when the nvrrm
liecoine weak ami apiietite fails.
Mood's SarsuparilUt fives lielp bv
making the blood rich and pure.
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