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THE LOGANSPORT PHAROS. YEAR. SATURDAY EVENING, MAY J4,1898. NO 165. THAT MIGHTY MAY FUROR IN Plaid Hosiery FOR LADIES, GENTS AND CHILDREN. Like wheat, the prices on PLAID HOSE have been advancing daily, -until now the demand is twice the supply. "Your Store" having placed an importation order four months ago, has today an endless variety, marked to sell at prices that can never be duplicated. 25c 25c 5flc 25c For SOG Plaid Hose for Children, beautiful colorings, all sizes, aso Bayadere striped effects. For 4oc Ladies' dot and black Plaid Hose, full regu lar made, brown and black, double heels, toes, sole s For 750 Misses' and Ladies' Parisian Plaid Hose, the highest novelties in the market today. For 4oc Men's one-half Hose, in all the new shades, with white feet, all black with white feet, and new blues, striped effects SPECIAL FOR TODAY. Choice of any of our Pattern Hats or Bonnets at Actual Cost €se Logan ]YtilI» ing Co's Flours PATENT AND AUTOMATIC Flours are the Purest and. of Highest Grades on the Market The "Domestic" Office. Now is the time to provide yourself with a good Sewing Machine at a very low price. My stock includes all the leading makes. My terms are easy, and there is no excuse for being out of a good sewing machine n lie house. The old stand 529 Broadway, near 6th R B WHITSRTT HAT SALE. We have just opened 200 Pattern Hats, trimmed to our own order in New York and Chicago They will compare favorably with any millinery in the city and our prices are, as usual, lower than any other place in the city. Large stock of Walking Hats and Sailors, best quality, lowest prices. SPRY'S. THOMPSON'S HERB TEA . . FOR THE.. . Blood, Stomach Liver and Kidneys Composed of Roots, Heibs, Leaves and Barks. A GUARANTEED CURE .. .;FOR ... Dyspepsia, Biliousness, Liver and Kidney Complaints, .Rheumatism, Neuralgia, Catarrh, Nervous Debility, Sick Headache, Loss of Appetite, Blotches, Pimples. • Scrofula, Erysipelas. Salt Rheum, Eczema, Weak Back, Fevei and Ague and all other Diseases arising from Impurities of the Blood er Derangement of the Nervous System. Price 26 Cents, PREPARED BY THE THOMPSON HERB TEA CO. * NEW YORK. COMMODORK SCHIEY'S FLEET SAILS. Flying Squadron Js Oft'to .Toin the Fleet of Admiral Sampson. Newport News, Va., May 14.—Five vessels of the flying squadron, led by the flagship Brooklyn, steamed out of the Hampton Roads at 3:45 p. m. yesterday and after passing- the Virginia capes took a southeerly course, going, it is said, to augment Admiral Sampson's fleet now in the vicinity of Porto Rico. The ordvT directing the squadron to put to sea came at midnight Thursday. A f«?w minutes later the signal, to "Be ready to put to sea at daybreak," was flashed from the flagship. Back from the men-of-war came the answer. In a jiffy the men were summoned to the •decks and the work of making the ship ready to sail commenced. Then the men waited'for th-> signal to "weighanchor," which did not come until afternoon. Hundreds of people, mostly the guests at the hotels, including the wives and. daughters of the officers of the ships, siood on the rlock and waved godspeed to the men who were going to do battle tor their country. After passing through the capes the Scorpion took the lead, acting as a scout. The fleet will join Admiral Sampson's squadron-. This statement came from a reliable source. The ships passed" the capes at 7:15 o'clock. After reaching the open sea it is said the vessels took the middle Bourse, proceeding under full steam. is pelor » Back Number? Philadelphia, May 14,—Peter Maher wa* knocked out by Joe Goddard in tha Brat round at the Arena last night. ABBREVIATED TELEGRAMS. The cabinet meeting yesterday lasted only two minutes, the shortest of the year. Tien-Tsin and other Chinese cities have no lig,ht at night except such as comes from private houses. Genera! John C. Black, of Chicago, ivas elected department commander of the G. A. R. department of Illinois. The condition of Gladstone is comparatively painless, but there is evidence of increasing weakness and faJl- ure of the circulation. Seventy-four horses .and twenty-five carriages and wagons were consumed in a fire which destroyed the livery barn of F. G. Dahlgren, Chicago. A corps of Spanish-speaking Americans is being organized in St. Louis for government service of any sort in Cuba and in the Philippines and Porto P.ico. . The London newspapers are publishing cartoons and articles holding Jo- ?eph Leiter. the Chicago grain manipulator, responsible for the situation in Italy. A general advance in prices will l>e incorporated in the scale to be drawn up at the annual convention of the Amalgamated Association of Iron, Steel and Tin workers. The conferrees on the postoffice appropriation bill have agreed to strike out the senate provision limiting the number o£ mail deliveries in cities to four limes daily. The grand lndge of Elks ar Xew Orleans elected the following officers: Grand oxaltec! ruler, John Ga.lvin, of Cincinnati; grand secretary, George A. Reynolds. Saginaw. Mich. The jury at Waukesha, Wis.. in the case of Ernest Coris*!!, c-harged with the murder of his two children at Oconomowoc last fall, rendered a verdict of guilty of murder in the first degree. The National Association of Stove Tvlanufa'-turers r.as elected the following efliceis and adjourned: President. Charles S. Priz«r. of Reading. Pa.: secretary. Thomas J. Hogan. Chicago. The Svithiod Singing club and the Ladies' Guild have made arrangements to give an imitation of a Swedish country fair at Ferris "Wheel park. Chicago, during the eleven days commencing-May 21. Belgium, it is alleged, has been guilty of a deblierate violation of neutrality laws. She permitted the steamer Ravenna to load at Antwerp with war munitions, supposedly for the Spaniards. ! Sampson Rains Shot and Shell on the Forts That Guard the Harbor. OUE SQUADRON AT SHOET RANGE Pours a Hot Fire into the Spaniards, Who Still Hold the .«-« Fort. They Have tlie T,ast Shut, Too, Regardless, ^However, of Kan^e or Aim — Difficult to Tell How jriirli Damns* Ta* I>ou« •Ashore, but It Was Small Afloat—Two Lives I.osit on the Squadron and Sever-ill !\VouudeU, One Seriously—Sumpyou Not Hunting Furts but I'ltels, Madrid, May 14.—An unconfirmed rumor is in circulation here that "after Its defeat before Porto Rico the American squadron encountered the Spanish squadron, which inflicted considerable damage on ihe enemy." Washington, May 14.— At 7:30 yesterday morning the navy department re- ceiv-a a dispatch from Admiral Sampson. It is dated St. Thomas, May 12, tind is as follows: "A portion of the squadron under my command reached San Juan this morning- at daybreak. No armed vessels were found in the port. As soon as it was sufficiently light I commenced an attack upon the bat- es THE DECK OF THK FLAGSHIP- teries defending the city. This attack lasted about three hours and resulted in much damage to the batteries and ncider.tally to a portion of the city adjacent to the batteries. The batteries replied to our fire, but without material effect. One was killed on board the New York and seven slightly wounded in. the squadron. No serious damage to any ships resulted. SAMPSON." VIEW FROM THK XEW YORK. Only Two Lives "Lost and One of Them from the Extreme Heat. Flagship Iowa, off San Juan de Porto Rico, May 12, via St. Thomas, Danish West Indies, May 14.—[Copyrighted. 1S9S. by the Associated Press.]—The bombardment of the forts at San Juan Porto .Rico Thursday by part of Sampson's fleet resulted, it is believed. n heavy loss to the Spaniards. The American loss is two men killed anfl seven men injured. After three hours' fighting- the admiral withdrew the fleet, and heading for Key West he said: "I am satisfied with the morning's work. 'ould have taken San Juan, but I have no force to hold it. I only wanted to administer punishment. This has been done. I came for the Spanish fleet and not for San Juan." Th" men killed were: Seaman Frank Widemark. of the New Tork: gunner's mate-, of the Ampr.itrite. The latter died from the effects of the extreme heat. Of the injured men three were on board the Iowa and four on board the Ne-.v Tork. The names of those injured or. the Iowa are: Private Marine Merkle. Seaman Mitchell and Apprentice Hill—all slightly. The injured on the New York are: Seaman Samuel Feltman, seriously: Seaman Michael Murphy and two other enlisted men slightly. TEH DETROIT. THE FASTEST OF HER CLASH All those on the New York were injured by the bursting of a shell. This is a complete list of the killed and wounded. The American ships were uninjured. Thtr engagement began at 5:15 a, m. p.nd ended at S:15 a. m. The enemy's bltteries were not silenced. The town, in the rear of the fortiflcationsprobably suffered. The ships taking part in the action were ihe Iowa. Indiana. New Tork. Terror. A/nphitrite. Detroit. MODt- g-omery. Wampatuck and Porter. The enemy's firing was heavy, but wild, and the Iowa and New York were probably the only ships hit. They went right up under the guns in column, delivering broadsides, and then returned. The line passed thrice in frontof the forts, pouring :n tons Of steel. It i? impossible to judge the amount of damage done to the buildings and forts. They appeared to be riddled with shot, but the Spaniards were plucky. After the first passage before, the forts the Detroit and the Montgomery retired, their guns being too small to do much, damage. The Porter and Wamp- •ttccfc. alao stayed out of ran£% The smoxe tung over everything, spotting £h« aim of the {runners and making it impossible to tell where our shots struck. The men of the Iowa who were hurt during the action were injured by splinters thrown by an eight-inch shell •which came through a boat into the tuperstructure and scattered fragments In all directions. The shot's course was finally ended on an iron plate an inch thick. Morro battery, on the eastward arm of the harbor, was the principal point of the attack. Rear Admiral Sampson and Captain Evans were on the lower bridge of the Iowa and had a narrow escape from flying splinters, which injured three men. The Iowa was hit eight times, but the shells made no impression on her armor. HOW THE FIGHT WAS OPEXED. Iowa Ope::* with Hor Two Big Gum in the Forward Tin-ret. At 3 o'clock in the morning all hands were called on the Iowa, a few final louche* in clearing ship were made and at S "general quarters" sounded. The men were eager for the fight. The tug Wampatuck went ahead and anchored, her small boat to the westward showing- ten fathoms, but there was not a sign ot life from the fort, which stood boldly against the sky on the eastern hills hiding the town. The Detroit steamed far to the eastward, opposite Valtern. The Iowa headed straight for the shore. Suddenly her helm tlew over, bringing the starboard battery to bear on th« fortifications. At 5:16 a. m. the Iowa's forward 12-inch guns thundered out at the sleeping hills, ai-i for fourteen minutes she poured starboard broadsides on the coast. Meanwhile the Indiana, the New Tork and other slTips repeated the dose from the rear. The Iowa turned and came back to the VTampatuclc's boat and again led the column, the forts replying fiercely, concentrating on the Detroit— which was about 700 yards away—all the batteries on the eastward arm of the harbor. Thrice the column passed from the entrance of the harbor to the extreme eastward battery. Utter indifference was shown for the enemy's fire. The wounded were quickly attended, the blood was washed away and everything proceeded like target practice. At 7:-iri a. m. Admiral Samp- srn signalled "cease firing." "Retire" was souncied on the Iowa, and she headed f'-om the shore. The Terror was the last ship in the line, and failing to s^e the signal banged away alone for about half an hour, the concert of shore guns roaring at her and the water flying high around her from the exploded shells. But she possessed a charmed life and reluctantly retired at S:lo. As at Matanzas, the unsatisfactory conditions, the smoke and the distance prevented any important conclusions being drawn. The town of San Juan must have suffered, although protected by the hills, as th* high shots must have reached it. No traces of the bombardment were discernible on the forts except small fires which were apparently extinguished before the fleet left. PROSPECTS OF A SKA FIGHT. Between Admiral Sampson and the Spanish Fleet. Now- L,oose. Washington, May 14. — Considerable speculation was indulged in during yes- terda.y at the navy department as to the prospects of a sea fight between Admiral Sampson's squadron and the Spanish Cape Verde fleet. It is believed that he will be able to Intercept them shnuld they make a dash for .Cuba, but if they should get past his vessels they would make it warm for our ships on blockade duty off Cienfuegos. on the snutn coast. . They could not stand for a moment against the Spanish armored cruisers, anil yi are not. fleet enough to escape if they are sighted. Should Sampson sight the Spanish fleet it is not certain that he could engage them, provided the Spanish admiral found it to his interest to decline the engagement. The Spanish ships are faster than anything in the American squadron, with the possible exception of the flagship New York. If Sampson should fall in with them, however, and lind the Spaniards in a fighting humor he would have the best of it as far as chances can be calculated from a simple view of the respective number of armored ships and guns. The battleships Indiana and Iowa, though 25 per cent, slower than the Vizcaya class, far overmatch them in offensive and defensive power. Their armor belts and turrets could not be pierced at a fighting range of 2,000 yards by the biggest gun mounted by the Spaniards, while the twelve and thirteen inch guns of our battleships coulcl perforate the Spanish armor belts. The New York, however, is inferior in both offensive power and armor to the Spanish vessels, though she might hold her own by superior management and gunnery. If Sampson has taken his whole fleet the monitors Amphitrite and Terror would make up more than a. balance of power against the Spaniards, allowing the cruisers Montgomery, Detroit and Marbieheaci as a force sufficient to take care of the Spanish torpedo boat destroyers. The latter, however, axe almost untried elements in actual warfare, and some naval officers fear that they are much more dangerous foes than the ordinary strategists allow in •.heir calculations. One Such" Experiment Enongh. The administration of this government's affairs by Mark Hauna throcgh the medium of McKinley is the first ex- neriment of the kind ever attempted ia this country and let us hope it -will be the last. Saved the Nation'* Honor. The 6,500,000 Democrats who voted for Bryan are proud of the records of Democrats in congress on the Cuban question. The Democrats saved the national honor.—National Democrat. Frost For Olive Br»ncn«». General Grosvenor practically concedes that this has been a hard spring on doves and olive branches.—Washington Pout I FIGHT ON LAW Leaves Honors About Even a* Between Uncle Sam and .^ the Spaniards. AS ATTEMPT TO LAHD A FORCE Defeated by BlAnooV Soldier*. Who Lo«* Twelve Killed Duriii K the KaniijrriileBt ami Perhaps More—Account of the Kat~ tlr BrougrJU on by llio Gusotm'ft Mission-— Change of I'hiii the Result at th« N«w» from ^ompsou — Invasion of Cub* I* Postponed 1'or Awhile. Xe\v York. May 14. — The Evening Post prints the following;, dated "Off. Cabanas. Cuba. May 12, via. Key West, May lo."—In an effort to land com-, panics F and G of the First United Stales infantry on the shore of Pinar ileV Rio this afternoon, with 500 rifles, fi.OOO rounds of ammunition and some food supplies for the insurgents, the first land tlsht of th« war took place. Each side may claim a victory, for it the Spaniards frustrated the effort to connect with the insurgents the Americans got decidedly the better of the bactie, killing: twelve or more of the enemy, and on their owa part suffering not a wound. After dark last evening: the old-fashioned side-wheel steamer Gussie, of the Morgan line with ths troops and carg-o mentioned, started for the Cuban coast. WHS Sighted by Morro Ctwtla. All nieht she allowed the tu* on which was your correspondent to pilot her. At sunrise she fell in with tn» gunboat Vicksburg on the blockade off COMMODORE SCBLET. Havana. Other blockading' vessels came up also. T!M; converted revenue, cutter Manning, Captain William M. Hunger, was detailed to convoy the Gussie,' tad.. three abreast the steamers moved .along the coast. No doubt Morro Castle's defenders observed the strange vessel and. sent the alarm ahead. Spanish soldiers. were seen grouped on the shore near; Mariel. and the Manning's guns were trained upon them, suspecting- a masked. battery. No shots were fired, however. IVntchetl b.v a Body of Cavalry. A body of cavalry was observed on a. hill west of Mariel. For some minutes the cavalry watched us. then galloped over the hill in the direction w« were heading-. By the ruined walls of an old stone house further on Spanish troops were gathered. Several shots were fired by the gunboat Manning and presently no troops were visible. It had been. derided (o land near here, but the depth of water was not favorable. Just west of Port Cabanas harbor lite Gussie anchored, the Manning covering- tbu landing place with her guns, and the torpedo boat Wasp came up. The first American soldier to step on the Cuban shore from this expedition was Lieutenant Crofton. Captain O'Conrier, with the first boat load, having gone a longer route. Sharp Firing Is Sooo Heard. A reef near the beach threw the men out -and thi?y stumbled through tbe water up to their breasts. When they reached dry land they immediately went into the bush to form a. picket line, suddenly a rifle shot, followed by continuous sharp firing, warned the men that the enemy had been in waiting-. The Manning fired into the woods beyond our picket line. -The Wasp opened with her smaii cuns. The cannonade besran at :;:1". and lasted a quarter of an hour: then our pickets appeared, a.nd reported that none of our men was hurt, but that they had killed twelve Spaniards. It v,-as finally decided to re- embark. while the Cuban scouts made a new appointment with the insurgent body. __ CHANCK IN THK WAR PLANS. Ni:«> from Sjimpson Ueliiyh tli« Jiivusion of Cub?. Washington. May 14.— A complete change has taken place in the offensive plans of our government. The receipt of the news from Sampson of his a.ttack on the forts at Sic Juan apd. tte a*w« (Coirttaned on Fourth P«*e.) «y«I Mkc» the fowl {MTV. »*•'

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