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VOL. XLVI. NO. 248. ROCK ISLAND, ILL.. TUESDAY. AT Uttst isos
Expected That It Will Be Presented to the United States
Some Time Today.
THE FRENCH AMBASSADOR STUDYING IT.
Elaborate Views of the Sagasta Ministry on the Various
llASHINGTON.Atig. 9. The Simm
1 f ish answer to the American peace
condition will bo presented to the
United States some time today, proba
bly tin afternoon. It Is definitely
settled that H will not Ik- delivered
prior to today's cabinet meeting.
No time is yet fixed for its delivery
ami none will I until the French
ambassador has time to give a care
fal consideration aud study to the
reply, which has been deciphered in
full and is now receiving his close ex
amination. Shafter telegraphed that the "Ali
cante starts this afternoon or early in
the morning with 1.IMM) Spanish sick.
The cabinet adjourned this noon
without receiving word of Spanish
Spain Klauoraten on Condition..
Spain's reply is acceptance of all
conditions laid down by the I'nited
Slates, but Spain presents clalxiratc
views on each m 1 n t involved and on
the ijneslioiis which would naturallv
arise when the' American conditions
are carried into execution. Whether
this will lie considered satisfactory
remain to 1e decided.
SIXTH TO UK IN A r'MillT.
Kiperted Thnt On. Ilmirjr Would Move
on ArecllMi Today.
I'once. Porto Kino. Aug. Si. (ien.
llenrv, with the iith Illinois and ith
Massachusetts, will move, tomorrow
by way of Adjuntas on Arecibo, 'Jt)
miles north of Adjuntas, as the crow
Hie. A short stretch of road the
troops will have to follow is in very
bad condition. Practically all our
troops will then be in motion, in four
columns, toward San Juan. The Heel
is in the harbor at Ponce, and ('apt.
Hodge, of the Puritan, in com
mand, eecM order any time to
proceed to San Juan.
No Mor Troop, for Porto Klro.
Washington, Aug. !i. The secre
tary of war has stopH-d the dispatch
of further reinforcements to Porto
Two Mora l'rlree.
Key West, Aug. '.. Two Norwegian
steamer. Aladdin and Ilergen, were
captured by the Hawk and Viking.
KHUVKII HY CAM HON.
Mpaln'a K eply to the W ablngton I'eare
I'ropoeaL Kearhea the Capital.
Washington. Aug. If. The reply t,f
the Spunlsli gov. ii.tr.. nt ti. the peace
conditions laid down by the I'nited
Ktatcs was tvcelvd by th: French am
bassador. M. Ciimbon. during yerterday
afternoon. The reply came in re. Hons
until seven .-itl..ii had lieen received
at ten minutes of 4. when the lu.t part
was Mill io arrive. In the meantime the
cipher experts were at work, and by 4.30
o'clock they were abreast of all that
portion of the reply reielved up to that
time and there was a lull of some time
landing the arrival of the concluding
portions. Pending the receipt of the
compute reply no steps were taken to
fix a time f..r a conference with the
preaiuVt.t u the time f..r that depended
largely tiHin feature! of the riply, and
also upon explicit instructions.
Mprriilnllon n, Anoilirr Jon.
Neither at the White House nor at the
Mate detriment was time any official
knowledge that the reply had reached
Washington, and thr usual office hours
liosed with no appointment made for a
conference. There was felt to h? little
likelihood, ever, though the ambassador
received the con;plele reply and Instruc
floral Hkn tfa. teed para,
holaeaM and deUcle
ROCK ISLAND ARGU
lions, that there would lie a night con
ference at the White House for t,o r..r-
pese of presenting the document. Pend
ing me omciai aenvery or the answer
speculation was rife as to its contents.
There was little or no further doubt,
from length of the reply, that Spain had
not given a simple and direct affirmative
to the American conditions. It was evi
dent that If the reply was an acceptance
it was accompanied by extended discus
sion, and probably by conditions.
Official Circle. Apprehend.
This caused considerable apprehension
in official circles here, for w hile it was
felt last week that Spain would surely
yield In every particular It began to be
felt that possibly there might be anoth
er period of discussion, and possibly an
Indirect attempt to open up a diplomatic
exchange on the nature of the terms.
The prevailing view, howver, was that
the reply was on its face an acceptance,
although not such a one ae precluded
all possibility of further discussion. All
vital points were believed to be con
ceded the abandonment of Cuba, Porto
Itieo and the I-aurones. and the estab
lishment of a commission to pass upon
questions relating to the Philippines. In
the carrying out of this programme it
was believed that Spain would seek to
secure an understanding on many inci
dental pi ints involved, some of them of
CAN KX H ANGt: SYMPATHY IIKTiE.
Spain Mn.t Itefer to the Cnrte. anil I'ncle
fcam to the Senate.
For instance, some doubt was raised
a to whether Spain's aeieptame wou:j
b; operative until referred to and rati
fied by the Spanish cortes, and it was
understood that the reply might call
attention to this conuition. The same
condition, it was pointed out. exists as
to the I'nited States, for a peace treaty
requires the raiii ation of the senate
to become operative. In rase Spain's
answer discussed these incidental pjlnts
there premised to be wide latitude f.r
controversy and dc!ay unhss the prfsi
dent and cabine- declined to enter the
field of discussion.
Late in the afternoon the president
received an indirect IntlmatI, n that the
Spanish reply had come to the French
emjiassy. A rahinet officer who was
with him at this time said on leaving:
"The information that lias come froni
Madrid about the action of the Spanish
cabinet Indicates that the Spanish have
accepted our terms in a ger.eial way.
l.ut leave several questions open that
we did rot include in the terms sub
mitted. The communication offering
those terms was explicit, specifically
statin?: such points as would be left
open to further negotiations We will
stand on those terms."
The concluding portion of the Spanish
reply was received during the evening,
but it was not .until a late hour that
it was deciphered as a whole and gone
over by the ambassador. No effort was
made to communicate It to the I'nited
States governm-nt last night. It is
probable that the reply will be delivered
to the president before the cabinet
meeting today, although no hour has
been fixed. Their complete reticence
In all quarters as to the text of the re
ply. The administration hi.- not yet given
serious considerati. n V the personnel
of the peace commission, but it can be
stated that no one not in accord with
the president's present views as to the
disposition of the Philippines will be
appointed, and M Kinley favors keep
ing at least Jlanila harbor and bay and
sufficient territory around It for its sup
port and protection, if not the whole of
Luzon island. As to members of the
cabinet aa memliers of the commission
there are precedents for their appoint
ment, notably the treaty of Ghent.
riNIS TItOI IH.E AHEAD,
A Cabinet Officer SuggeM. a Few I'olntd
Plenty of Work for Soldier.
Washington. Aug. 9. A curious sit
uation may confront the president and
hlsadministration if Spain is too prompt
in accepting peace terms without de
mur. This is the way a cabinet officer
puts the matter: "Suppose Spain ac
cepts our terms and says: -Yes. we will
withdraw our troops and our Hag from
Cuba and Porto Rico at once just as
soon as we can get them away. Give
us a harbor and sufficient land upjn
wflleh to concentrate our soldiers, and
irlve us a chance to feed and take care
of them until we can move them back
to Spain. We will abandon all the rest
of the Islands to your' care instantly.
Give us the temporary use of. say.
twenty square mile, and you can shoot
any Spaniard whostrays beyond a fixed
boundary. We will begin the shipping
Of our troops within ten days, and wij
agree to have them all away by Jan. 1.
Take the rest of the islands and be
blessed to you.'
'Suppose that this is done? How d ies
It leave us the I'nited States? It
leaves us with the responsibility of at
once administering upen the affairs
Of the islands. This government will
find itself confronted with an exceed
ingly troublesome and large-sized prob
lem. If we do not put the is'and under
some form of civil and military govern
ment lorthwitti even thine w ill be
i i .
haos. Rie t and confusio'n will be the
order of the da. There will be no law
anywhere. It will be a period in which
private vengfance can glut itself with
out fear of punishment. This govern
ment will be under the necessity of
sending armed garrisons to every im
portant community and enforcing ord?r
with an Iron hand. The prospect is on?
which cannot fce contemplated with en
Peace has its problems as well aswar.
and In entering upon the reconstruction
of Cuba and Porto P.lco the American
government may encounter some rough
sailing. The president and his advisers
anticipate it. They are discussing ev
ery possibility and will be prepared, as
rar as they can. for every emergency
which may arise. It Is more than prob
able that there will be us for ;;,C00 or
60.CC0 troops in Cuba for a ye ar or two.
Practical reconstruction and the actual
work of creating a tnb!e government
In Cuba is going to be a slow process.
MEET OF THE WHEELMEN.
Attendance at Indianapolis Likely To Be
Cnt Down Owing to the War.
Indianapolis, Aug. 9. Isaac Potter,
president of the L. A. W.. and Abbott
Bassett, secretary, reached the city yes
terday and will remain throughout the
meet. Both of them express themselves
as well pleased at the arrangements
made for the entertainment of visiting
wneeimen. Racing men are all here,
and have been working out en the N'ew-
by oval track for several days to be
prepared for the races which begin to
The prominent newspapers of the
country are all represented here and the
general impression is that the '9S meet
will be a success In every respect ex
cept attendance, which may be cut down
to some extent because of the war. The
city is In gala attire to greet the visi
tors, bunting and the L. A. W. colors
being conspicuous all over town
The visiting league men will be en
tertained at the state house today by
Governor Mount and the state officers
and the newspaper men will be given a
banquet at the Grand hotel by the local
DEATH OF GES. POLAND.
Native or Indiana, He Had a Brilliant
War Record. .
Washington, Aug. 9. The war de
partment yesterday received notifica
tion of the death of Brigadier General
John S. Toland of typhoid feveratAshe
vllle, X. C, yesterday. He was born at
Princeton. Ind., Oct. 14, 1S26. and was
graduated from West Point in 1S61, and
assigned to the Second infantry. His
first active service was in the Manas
sas campaign, of July. 1S61. being in
the battle of Bull Run. He was in all
the great battles in Virginia and Penn
For gallant and meritorious services
at the battles of Antietam, Sheparcs
town and Fredricks-burg he was made
brevet major and was made brevet lieu
tenant colonel at the battle of Chancel-
lorsvllle. At the time of his death he
was brigadier general commanding the-
Second division. First army corps, at
Chickamauga Park. Ga. G. neral Po
land was a very valuable and zealous
officer and conscientious in the dis
charge of every duty.
Ulat Against Text I look Agent.
Lansing, Mich.. Aug. 9. Suptrint-n-
dent of Public Instruction Hammond
is out with a bitter attack again:-t text
bock lobbyists and ase.-.ts. H a seris
that they disfigured the ur.ifjr;u text
book bill be'ore the List leg s.a!ure,
controlled the ilcc: on at ihe Its. meet
ing of the State Teach -rs" u?s .elation,
and are in control of bi.th the state
teachers' and pupils' reading circles,
running both solely to their int rest,
that of th book publ s'.its. lT- fur
thermore i Iiai g s that th -y ! osst that
many educatc.rs if Mi.hisa:i ar- Mi
ddled to then; fo- lb r p .tit om.
That Turk Is a Cute One.
Washington, Aa;. 9 R a i .-e to the
statement from Constantm .p'e thatth-
Turkish government has d climvl to
recognize the Aimr.can demands f r in
demnity for outrages coii.mitted up ri
American mission establishments in
Turkey during the Armenian troubles
it is leatn'd that the Turk si answer
has adroitly cited the attitud of th
I'nited States in cases where claims
were preferred by foreign govsrnments
for damages susta n.d by th?ir citiziin
Ooverntnent Mnp Incorrect.
Washington. Aug. 9. The official
maps of the government Ere by the au
thority of the governn-.e:,t dec'ared to
be incorrect, and as now print-?.! p r-
petuate a mistake, which is lie n;taugiu
in many i me si noois or this coumrv
The map in question shews the L-u si
ana cession to extend beyond the Rkv
mountains and to include w hat are now-
known as Washington, Oregon n,i
parts of Montana. Idaho and Wyoming
The cession ended at the Rocky moun
(eorge Carton To Be Viceroy.
London. Aug. 9. The Evening News
says it learns positively that George N.
Curzon, the parliamentary secretary for
the foreign office, has accepted the vice
rc.yalty of India, in succession to the
Earl of Elgin. The India offlce informs
the Associated Press that it is unable
to definitely confirm the report, but the
indications point, it is added, toCurzgn'g
appointment at viceroy of India. George
Curzon married Mary Letter, daughter
of the Chicago merchant.
Boy Sam Hl Brother' Life.
Manitowoc. Wis.. Aug. 9. Bernhard
and Johnny Loef. sons c Theodor.;
Loef. of this city, were playing near th;
dotk of the Chicago and Northwestern
car ferry slip, when Johnny Loef. who
is 4 years old. fell into the water and
would have been drowned hal not hs
15-year-old brother. Bnnhard. pluckily
p!ung:d into the river af.er him and
held him above water until assistance
Men. women and children w ho are
troubled with sores, humors, pimples.
etc.. mav find permanent relief in
Subscribe for The Argus,
Capital of North Dakota Swept
by a Destructive Con
flagration. LOSSES MAT AGGREGATE IHLLIOITS.
Flam Be?ln tn the Northern Pacific Of
Oce and Spread So 1'lereely That the
Firemen re Helpless Before the Red
Detro) ;.-r HandreUa of Building, In
cluding the Bent in the City, Wiped Out
and Hundred of I'eople Houiele,
Minneapolis, Aug. 9. A special to The
Tribune from Bismarck. N. D., says:
Fire destroyed the best portion of the
city of Bismarck last e vening, licking
up hundreds of thousands perhaps
millions of dollars' worth of property.
The flames originated in the agent s
office of the Northern Pacific . depot.
Almost before they wer? discovered the
entire building and the larg.- warehouse
of the company was in flaxes. Oils and
powder contributed ful. and b.f jre the
flames could bechecked they had sprs-ad
to the block of brick buildings across
the all y. destroying The Tril un? office.
Hare's hardware store and an entire
row of buildings. The flames th;n leaped
the street to the fine First National
bank building, which melteJ away in a
Building Mrked l fcj Hnndred.
The Centra! block followed, and the
flamep spread to 1he pnstoffiie. sweep
ing over the entire block and carrying
down the postofllce. Merchants' bank
block. Griffin block and ail the inter
mediate frame and brick structures.
ine nre then spread across and de
voured Kup:tz' ston? and thh r-r rl rsn-l
of the block. The fiamcs -abo spread
norm inio me residence block and com
pletely gutted it. The rl
powerless to check the inroads of the
nre, w nn n spread to hundreds of build
ings, licked them up like waste pa
per. The origin of the fire Is unknown,
as no one was in the freleht .or.,.,. ...'
it started. It is impossible to estimate
ine loss at tms writing. All the wires
are burned out. the Western fni,,.. of
fice being one of the first to go and the
railroad ofhe destroyed. A temporary
cut-in was made to handle imperative
Building Completely Destroyed.
The followins buildinc uor.ii.,,., ...
completely: Penwarden's confectionery
store. Mortis shoe sU.m i a
ware. Tribune Publishing company,
Braithwaite's shoe store. Fiver vati.,.ai
Bank. Beardsley s drug store, Epplnger
cioining store, Kemington drug store,
Gussner grocery, J. C. Cuntz cigar fac
tory, Gorsuch bakery. Wens cigar
factory. Small's restaurant. vin rf.
goods store. Phelp s stationery store.
Sweet's grocery, postofflce, Kuntz' res
taurant, Slatterly's grocery. Mas.-en'e
paint shop. Review office. Kuptltz gro
cery, Mericles pool room. Booth's res
taurant. Morhaus' stationery store, De
Graff's clothine store. Mrs. Dunn's mil-
Old to Make
Room for the New
Not old either, all this
spring's goods, but
they must be moved
to make space for im
mense purchases re
Big Bargains in
Sight for Early Buyers.
Reductions in all
lines worthy of your
Follow This Motto:
"Never buy until you
see what the Big
Store has to offer,"
and you will be
324 326-328 Brady 8treet, DarenpoM
BISMARCK IS ill RUINS
' L'lUUJei TUHJSJS UJSATb.
nnery. t-teinmetz harness shop. Justice
Tibbal's office. Mold's clothing t-t. re.
land ofllee. surveyor general's office.
Best dry goods store. Northern Pacific
offices, baggage and express office and
freight warehouse. Will s seed store,
Mellon's Bank building, lawyers' offices
of R. H. Register. P.cucher & Philbrick.
States Attorney Allen. Countv Judge F.
Ort. C. D. Edick. Alexander Hughc3. A.
T. Peterson and several others.
Many People Are Homrlea.
Every drug store in the city f burned
and all the groceries but two or three;
also two newspaper offices and the gnat
bulk of the business portion cf the rlty,
with several blocks cf residencrs. The
Sheridan House had a narrow escape,
but was saved. All 1h posiotilee sup
plies and fixtures are lest, ar.d many
people are homeless. The line of fire ex
tended from the Northern Pacliic tracks
to Thayer street on the north and
Fourth to Third streets on the east and
west. Insurance may cover one-half
HANNA PUTS IN A PZ0TE3T.
Republican National Chairman Object to
Mate Mlver Iteaolntion.
Salt Lake City. rtah. Au- 9. A
movement having b?en recentlv in.-.u
gurated to incorporate the Democratic
financial plank in the platfo-m of th
state Republican party cf Utah Senator
llama, chairman of the national Re
publican committee, has address a let
ter to I'nited Matf Marshal Glen
Miller, of this city, in which he siy:
"I have be;n informed that It
gested that the Republican party of
nan at the r.ext state convention in
dorse in its platform the finar.cv of s i
ver. As chairman of the nntionnl com
mittee, charged with the duties of the
position. I protest against the Republi
cans of any state taking such action. It
would ne clearly In opposition to th
principles of the party as demanded in
the platform at the nat.onnl c nvention
at St. Louis."
Iea!h of 'Krlco' llenrfartor.
San Francisco, Aug. 9. Adolph Sutro,
ex-mayor of this city, and notable for
the good he did with his wealth, died
here early yesterday morning after a
long illness. His wealth is put at H.
000.000 and came from the famous Sutro
tunnel in Nevada through the heart of
the Comstock lode. Part of the money
he got out cf that tunnel went t build
splendid baths in this city, to establish
the Sutro historical library, in the gi't
of a large tract of ground for a park
and in. many minor benefactions He
was torn in Prussia in 1830.
mill Another Negro t.ynrhed.
Griffin, Ga.. Aug. 9. John Meadows,
a negro who on Sunday attempted to
assault a little girl at Carm-1. was cap
tured rear here by officers of the law
yesterday. While conveying the n:gro
to jail the officers were overpowered
by a mob of 150 citizens who took their
prisoner from them, swung him from a
limb and riddled his body witb bullwts.
To Care a Cold In One Hair.
Take I-txative riomoiiinine Tablets.
All dni-nrists refund thn iihuiov if it
fails tor-ure. 2'c. The 'enuinc ha
L. 15. Q. on each talilot.
ws soils, men's soils!
The remainder of our Spring and Summer
divided into three lots. All we have to
want a suit now is the time to save money.
LOT ISO. I. Is all of our
the price for this occasion Is
LOT ISO. 2. Is all of our
and some worth as high as $15, the price for
LOT NO. 3. Is a lot of Suits pretty well broken
sizes, not one In the
and worth as high as
We consider first loss the best loss. We never carry
goods over from one season to another. What we ad
vertise we do-YOU KNOW US-we do what we advertise.
Spanish Make Persistent Attacks on American Lines, But
OUR TROOPS HOLD
Enemy's Losses 200 Killed and 300 Wounded The Result
on Our Side.
WASHINGTON. Aug. H. Gen.Mer
ritt cables the war ilemrtinent
that a severe engagement took place
the night of Julr 31 lietwcfn the
Spanish anil American troops near
Manila. The latter were victorious,
but lost nine killed, and nine seriotislv
wouiulevl and 3 slightlv wounded.
iVwey announces the arrival of the
Moiiterer and Unit us at Manila ami
that he had roal ami irovisious to last
three months. '
What Alger Think of It.
Washington. Aug. 9. Secretary
Alger reganls the Manila light as the
lieginning of the general attack on
the Philippine capital.
MOKK DETAILS OK TIIK MC.IIT.
The I-om In Killed and Wounded on I'4irh
San Francisco. Aug. !. Cavite.
Aug. (I. via Hung Kong The three
transports which sailed from San
Francisco with Merritt. Init were de
layed at Honolulu, arrived todav.
The monitor Monterey has also ar-rive-d.
The American forces engaged
the ciiot y In-fore Malate. last Sunday
night n . i'iniiM'lled them to retreat
with heavy losses. Our troops lost
13 killed ami 47 wounded. The tight,
ing larded four hours. The American
troops engaged were part of the loth
Pennsylvania. 1st California ami M
The Spanish led in the attack, at
tempting to dislodge our troops liy a
Hanking movement from a strong iio-
sition they had Itecn holding near the
t nemy V lines. The osition is still
held by our troops.
A Manila sjMci:il. dated July :J1.
$16.50, $18 and $20
$10, $12 and $13.50
bunch worth less than $7.50,
$12, your choice for
ay Itatlery A. I't.th. was also en
gaged in the tiht. It siy the Amer
ican losses were nine kill.il aud 44
wouuded. The Spaui-.li losse-s were
upward of 2K killed and &KI wounded.
SPANISH UI'EMIU 1 Hal ATTACH.
Charred the Aaaerteaa l.lne Heerml Tlaia
Hat Wer Repeatedly KepaUed.
I-ondon. Aug. 9. A dispatch from
Hong Kong savs the German steamer
Petrarch. whi-h left Manila the 6th.
has arrived here. She reiHirt that
the Spanish soldiers at Manila attacked
the American camp the night of July
3lst. The Spanish forces were over
3.tMNj strong. They charged on the
American line scvernl times. The
American lire broke the Sjmnish eenter
ami I bey retreated. IjUer they made
a sei-ond charge but shortly after re
treated to the bushes, keeping up an
incessant lire. Klercn Americans
were killed ami 37 wounded. The
Spanish losses are reported a great.
Hiiriug the lighting the insurgents
rx-CongreMimaa Campbell Itaarf.
La Salle, 111.. Aug. ! F.x-Con-
gn-ssman Alexander ('-ninpMI. known
as the father ofthe greenback, is dead.
Mar to Command the lcVaa.
Washington. Aug. 9. It was ai-nnun.-od
Ins; evening by Secretary Long
thnt Captain Charles I). Slgsbee. who
commanded the battleship Maine wh. n
she met her fat In the harbor of Ha
vana, and hi has l o. n In command of
tin? auxiliary cruiser St. Paul s!in-e the
war tx-gan. has len oid.-red to relieve
Captain John W. Phliij. of the com
mand of the battleship Tcxaa. now un
dergoing repair In New York. It Is
tmden.t.od that Captain Philip will t
assigned to shore duty.
Suits we have
say is if you
nrrrrar n uuuouut.