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THE LOGANSPORT PHAROS. 231) YEAR WEDNESDAY EVENING, MAY 25,1898. NO 174. Wash Goods. GREAT ANNUAL OCCASION. "When we get our beaming for the ensuing three months—enlarge the department—mark down the lower sellers—re-order the popular— and turn prices topsy-turvy generally. P T/ 5 Imported fancy aad plain • l\ § P figures, now so much in demand by correct dressers for SHIRT WAISTS and SUMMER GOWNS. PARIS ORGANDIES. 1000 pieces, real Paris Organdies—choicest Organdie Raye and Organdie Lisse, in buds, twigs, flowers, stripes, checks and plaids. ANDERSON SCOTCH CHEVIOTS, Real Glasgow, Scotland Cheviots and Madrases in scores of pretty patterns for Shirt Waists and dress patterns in novelty checks and plaids. SAILOR HATS-Reduced. 49o 83c for 85c double brim Sailors/ latest style, white, black, red and blue bands, actually worth and sold for 85c. for $1 25 Pearl White Sailors, rough and ready braid, correct epring shapes, special at 83c. $1.00 MIOUS SILENCE The Distinctive Feature of the Official Circle at the Spanish Capital, ALSO A FEELBTG OF DESPONDENCE, Which Will P.-obably Be Deepened When They Hear What Samp- con Has Dene. for $1.75 Sailors in all navy and blaek,fine quality split straw; correct "Knox Styles," sold by us all season at $1.50. Flours-^" 'Flours are the Purest and iMijhcat grade on the Mkt PATENT AND 'UTOMATIC Nobody Kno-njt What That I» 8t Thli "Writing, for There IR Abi-xjlutely >'o 2s'ew* from the Squadron* That Are Somewhere In the Werst Indian Sen.>— SpanUh N«ws Bureau Is Very Active, "Which IH SuHpicious —aruiijjrovc Is Probably All Right.—Spanish Trifle to G»t a Supply of Coal. Madrid, May 25.—The same mysterious »]lence reigned in official circieslast night as Monday night. The government disclosed nothing from the seat of war. La Correspondencia Espana observe*: "An unexplained feelingof despondency is noticeable. As no bad news has been received we can only suggest that this feeling is caused by fears of a prolongation of the war." London, May 25.—A dispatch to The Financial News from Port de Paix, Hayti, says: "Admiral Cervera is believed to have divided his fleet. It is reported that the Vizcaya and th» Alfonso XIII have been destroyed." Bupposea mat sue was a KoepTtai but there is now BO doubt that she carries a cargo of coal for the Spanish warships. Her pretentions to be a hospital ship were obviously put forward as a blind. The United States consul has cautioned the French officials of the port not to allow the Terror to take coal in (access of the quantity necessary to carry the Terror to the nearest Spanish port. It !s reported that the Terror will leave Martinique today. She is un- Isrstood to be in good condition. NEWS THAT IS HEARD AT MADRID. The "Domestic" Office. Now is the time to provide your self with a good Sewing Machine a a very low price. My stock includes all the leading makes. My terms are easy, and there is no ticuse for being out of a good sewing machine n the house. The old stand 529 Broadway, near 6th R B WHITSETT THOMPSON'S HERB TEA .. FOR THE.. , Blood, Stomach Liver and Kidneys Composed of Roots, Herbs, Leaves and Barks, A GUARANTEED CURE .. .;FOR ... Dyspepsia, Biliousness, Liver and Kidney Complaints, iKheumatiain, Neuralgia, Catarrh, Nervous Debility, Sick Headache, Loss of Appetite, Blotches, Pimples. ^Scrofula, Eryeipelas. Salt Rkenm, Eczema, Weak Back, Fevei and Ague and all other Diseases arising from Impurities oi the Blood or Derangement of the Nervous System, Price 25 Cents, PREPARED BY THE THOMPSON HERB TEA CO. NEW YORK. EVERY WOMAN «BMdi * r*li*kl«, •wmUdr, n(«latim( m«diti*!. Only h*ml«B a tt»pamtdn!f«ik»»W *••»•*, If y«n »»»t th* tot, (M Dr. Peal's Pennyroyal Pills For Sale at Ben Fisher's Drug- Store. Washington, May 25.—There was a lapse into sensational war rumors in Washington yesterday after a week of comparatively quietude. The rumors rang-ed all the way from the capture of the little Mangrove with' a crew o£ thirteen men to the reported de- .struction of the entire Spanish fleet by Sampson's and Schley's combined forces. They were circulated wUh persistence, notwithstanding their denial as soon as they could be brought to the attention of any official capable of passing: judgment on their accuracy. As the day rolled along- the officials themselves became apprehensive, as was shown by the frequency with which they called for the latest newspaper bulletins. At the close of the day, however, it was again announced in the most positive manner that the navy department had no information to warrant the report of any sort of engagement in the Windward Passage. Covers the Case Pretty Thoroughly. This did not specifically cover the waters of the West Indies, but in view of the fact that the department has almost pledged itself to let the public know of anything- in the nature of'a general engag-einent, possibly the bulletin announcement is sufficient to cover the case. When Secretary- Long started for home after an exceptionally busy day he stated to a group of newspaper men that the department had received no inform'ation of importance. In response to an inquiry as to where the Spanish fleet was located. Tidng replied that his belief was that it was still at Santiago de Cuba. Concerning the .reported rapture of the Mangrove and the loss of other ships the secretary said that word had come from the commander of the Mangrove since the time of the alleged capture, showing that the ship could not have been in the hands of the Spanish. Spaniards Are Very Active, The Spaniards appear to be making ready for something more than a defensive campaign at home: or at least they are trying to create chat impression by other means than news bulletins: The navy department now has through its own reliable sources reports of the greatest activity in the Spanish navy yards, and of the preparation for sea and for a long voyage of two of ths torpedo boat destroyers. It s given out that they are to join Cervera immediately, when his squadron enters Cadiz harbor. Possibly this statement is made with a deliberate purpose of misleading American sail- ers into the belief that Ce-rvera has- taken his way homeward. LOCATION OF OCK FLEETS. Nothing Positive That Reveals th« Situation in the West Indies. London, May 25.—The following dispatch has been received from Madrid 3at«i 1 a. m., Wednesday: "Nothing positive is revealed as to the situation. Uieutenant Genera! Corres, minister of \var, has received a cablegram from General Blanco saying that American warships are in front of Santiago, Captain Aunon, minister of marine, has received a lengthy dispatclj from Admiral Cervera. replying in full to instructions. The minister of marine receives nobody. He ia working day and right. Yesterday he presented to the queen resent every detail of the plans at Santiago de Cuba, showing- the de- fences and the security of Admiral Cervera's squadron. "Admiral Camara has gone back to Cadiz with sealed orders. It is said that on his arrival there he will arrange for manoeuvres of his ships at sea, for trials of speed, gunnery and everything necessary to satisfy himself that the squadron is in efficient condition. He will depart for a destination undiyulyed. Senor Capdepon, minister of the interior, says a telegram received by the war office from Manila reports that the natives are disposed to remain loyal to Spain and . will defend the territory •gainst forei»m invasion." SPANISH COXStTE. IS FRESH. Volunteers at Chickamauga Being Taught the Art of Modern War. ~ DIVISION nr BATTLE DEILL Demands tin- RIpM to Search a British Ship for American SecretK. Kingrston, Jamaica, May 25. —[Copyright, 189S, by Associated Press.]—The Spanish consul here, acting- under ths nuetraJity proclamation, asks of the colonial authorities the right to search the steamer Adula when she arrives from Cienfuegos tonigtit. He is in search of dispatches from the American blockading- fleet to the navy department, and of communications from spies. He avers that on her previous trip from Cienfue- gros the A-dula brought mail from th United States cruiser Marblehead, am he cites the British neutrality laws clarinjj that official dispatches are con traband. The colonial authorities, after inquiry replied that no proof existed of the ex istence of official dispatches from th • Mayblehead. but only of the personal letters of officers and men, which-•wen accepted as an act of courtesy for mailing here. The Spanish consul persist ing in his demand for the privilege t< si-arch all packages sealed or unsealed and the persons of passengers, the co Ionia! government replied that auch a thins? could not be allowed withou proof of reasonable probability. The colonial authorities are understood to have inquired of London for advice. LATEST NEWS FROM MACTI.A. Where They Arp Supposed To "B«—" a Circle of Cuba. Associated Press Dispatch Boat Dandy, \Tonteg-o Bay. Jamaica, May 25.—[Copyright, 1S9S. by Associated Press.]—The vaters south of Cuba have suddenly become the scene of great naval activity. Commodore Schley, who left Key West ast Thursday .with the battleships ilassachusetts and Texas, the armored •ruiser Brooklyn and the armed yacht Scorpion, is believed to be cruising off Cienfueeos and Santiagode Cuba, When the Da.r,dy loft Key West last Friday norning Admiral Sampson was still here. It \va.< the opinion of. naval officers that he would sail for Cienfueeos ,oon by the eastern route, the two fleets hus competing the circle of Cuba. The battleship Iowa followed Comroo- lore Schley on Friday, but was over- aken off Cape San Antonio on Saturday by the torpedo boat Dupont with ecret instructions. The battleship immediately increased her speed to the mit. and when last seen was guard- ng the entrance to the passag-ebetween the Isle of Pines and Cuba. Ths Du- »ont rushed on toward Cienfueg»s. The lumerous rumors as to the sigktinE of he phantom Spanish fleet in this vici»- • are quite unsubstantiated. BOX IS 3.OT AfWAYS A CHUJCF, Trick by TViicli H^ Secured Coal for O»e of JHi^ Terrors. St Pierre. ilarticique,Siay25.—[O»y- rigrht, 1SSS. by Associated Press.]—Tk« panish torpedo boat destroyer Terr»r B bslns coaled by the Spanish ateuur Alicante. The Alicante lies at the mootb t Ft.de Francejiarbor, It w»a. ISioting Breaks Out and Starvation Is Near — Insurgents to Attack. Hong Kong-, May 25.—The Japanese cruiser Akitsushitma. which arrived here yesterday from Manila, reports that when she left there rioting had broken out and a number of houses had been burned. Food was daily becoming: scarcer, and horse flesh was sold at Jl.50 a pound. The Spanish volunteers were making angry demands for pay and food, which the Spaniards were utterly unable to satisfy. The cruiser reports that Admiral Montijo is awaiting- trial by court martial for alleged incom- petency during the engagement with the United States squadron under Commodore Dewey, while the captain of the Spanish revenue cutter Callao, captured by the American warships, is to be shot for not making- resistance. Aguinaldo, the insurgent leader, had a great reception on his arrival at the Philippines from Hong Kong. Rear Admiral Dewey supplied the insurgents with two guns.and 300 rifles, and at the time the Japanese cruiser left Aguinaldo was expected to make an immediate attack. The archibstiop of Manila, announcing in a pastoral thai four Spanish warships -were coming, promised victory for the Spaniards. Philippine Expedition and Hawaii. Washington. May 25.—The Philippines expedition is now off ia dead earnest. The sending of these ships will affect the Hawaiian question vitally. Like the Charleston the transports must stop at Hawaii to replenish their coal bunkers from the great hea.ps of coal that Consul General Howard has been piling up for months past. If the Ha- v.-aiiars let us take this coal without the pretext rhat we are using- it to make our way to our nearest home port—as required by international law in such case?—they will stand convicted of a gross breach of neutrality that in the eyes of the law of nations allies them with the United States in hostility t-i Spain. The taking of coal by the American ships at Hawaii to make an extensive campaign against the Spanish possessions it is believed here will result in compeHins the United States either to a^ume a protectorate over tile islands or to annex them. Blanco Is Not Tet Cat Of. "Washington. May 25.—Late yesterday afternoon it was ascertained that the cable from Santiago that was cut by the American warship St. Louis was not the line controlled by the French company running from Santiago to Hayti through Guantanamo, but »ne of the two English cables running- £rom Santiago south to Jamaica- General Blar.co therefore is not isolated from the rest of the world, but can still com- mum'cate with the home Ro-vernment br either th<? ; French cable groins to Hayti •9T th* Epelisb, one nmatce to Jamaica. Ihmm Battle Take* Place Today on Hi»- torfc Fighting Ground—Troop* iu Camp Number 36,000—Fr«>d Grant's Brigade— Information for Those Who Would Writ* U> Soldi?! 1 * or Sailors—Another Illinois Regiment Gets Orders — Ju'eWi from th« State Camp». Chickamauga National Park, May 25. —There are now 36,000 men of tb.e volunteer army under tents at this point, and the officers of the army expect that, by Saturday night there will be 41,000. The Third Tennessee regiment—the first distinctly southern troops to reach the park — arrived yesterday under command of Colonel J. P. Duffe. 1.000 officers and men. The First Vermont regiment arrived about S o'clock, twelve companies, 1,207 officers and men, uuder command of O. D. Clark. These regiments were assigned to the first brigade for the first division of the corps. The division will be completed by the Eighth New York, which will arrive today. The division as far as perfected is as follows* 'First brigade, commanded by- Colonel Fred D. Grant, provisional brlgadier;-Fourteenth _New York, Fifth Maryland and First Missouri. "Second brigade—Colonel K. C. Hardin, Second New York, in command—Second New York, • Second Nebraska and First District of Columbia. Third brigade. Commanding officer to be assigned—Third Tennessee, First Vermont and Eighth New York. first Division in Battle Drill. The day at the park was unmarked by any incident except the battle drill of the first division of the first corps. The movements were under command of General Wilson, and the men-were put through the exercises in a very thorough manner. The regiments of the division have been in camp long enough to have become somewhat inured to the ciimate. as well as the work, and the manoeuvres were characterized by great energy, accuracy and remarkable precision. General Ureckinridge and staff continued the inspection of the divisions of the first corps in detail. He found the hospital facilities still inadequate, but fortunately there are very few sick and they are being; cared for at St. Vincent's hospital of the Sisters of Charity. He states that in a very short time the hospital department will be In good condition. Guve Orders for a Sham Battle. General Breckinridge yesterday gave orders for a sham battle for inspection this morning. The two first brigade ot the first division of the first corps will attack the third brigade entrenched on Snodgrass Hill, the attacking brigades to be in command of General Wilson and the defenders under command of their brigade commander. General Breckinridge stau-d last night that he would be unable to complete his inspection at as early a date as he ex- pectec!: that only a small percentage of the men had been equipped and prepared Cor war. but that this work was prngTfssinq- as rapidly as possible. General Bin kinridse thinks that in view of the fact that a'most every regiment in camp hud to be equipped almost com- pU't^ly. the progress made was remark- alilf. Pohiml SnrorciK Arnold in Command. General John S. Poland yesterdaysuc- ceeueii Colonel A. K. Arnold as commands" of the wound division of the First army corps, the division to which the One Hundred and Fifty-eighth and One Hundred and Sixtieth Indiana regiments are attached. The Hooslers were happy when they learned that they were to be under the command of a. native Indianian. The commissioned officers of the second brigade of the division, led by acting Brigadier General Harry B. Smith, of the One Jrlundred and Fifty-eighth Indiana, called on the new division commander in a body, Colonel' Smith, as the brigade commander, presented the regimental and bat talion officers of the One Hundred and Fifty-eighth, and the line officers were presented by the battaMon commanders, MAIL TO SOLDIERS AND SALLOBS. officer in command or tne vessel, or surgeon on boanJ. or officer commanding naval hospital or detachment on shore. Letter so certified will .be forwarded charged with postaife du« at single rates only, to be collected On delivery." Washington. May 25.— It is important that letters to soldiers should be addressed correctly. Any one writing to a soldier at Camp Alt«r thould the letter to, for instance. ".Tohn Smith. company A, Twenty-second Illinois infantry, Falls Church. Va.." which place is t»-. postoffice for Camp Aiger. Nothing in the above address should b# omitted. ILLINOIS FOURTH GETS OKDEBS. Goes to Tampa, Fla., Iji a Few Day* — 3>few» <if Otht-r Volxiut^eii*. Springfield, Ills.. May 2;. — ColonelCas- Imar Andsl, commanding the Fourth resriment. '1st nigrht received orders to report with his regiment at Tampa, Fla. The Fourth is not well equipped, and it will probably be t\vc or three days before the regiment leaves Camp Tanner. Colonel Nicholas Senn leaves at 4 p. m. today for Chickamauya, where he will join the Sixth army corps as assistant surgeon general. Last night Colonel Senn was tendered a banquet by the other surgeons at Camp Tanner. Governor Tanner made a spe-ech, and other officers, including Colonel Senn, made addresses. First Lieutenant Geor^t R. Unn, adjutant of the first squadron. First cavalry, was yesterday appointed ordnance officer of the regiment- Jacksonville, Fla., May 25. — No order* have been issued for the brigading of the Wisconsin regiment, and Colonel Schadel is still at sea as to "what W» regiment wiTT do. The MllwaukJ* breweries have representatives her* and when the Badgers grot Into town they -were treated royally. The First has no men in the hospital. The boy* complain of sore throat, but beyond that there is no trouble. Camp Eaton, Island Lake. Mich., May 25. — Orders from the war department to Colonel Boynton direct the Thirty-third regiment to go to Washington. The teglment will be ready as soon as tran*- poratlon is furnished. The last company. G, of Michigan's quota, under the call of the president, was mustered In Monday. The recruiting- office in Detroit \ViIl be closed in a day or two, and the records, with those of Camp Eaton, -will be sent to Lansing. NOTKS FROM CAMP ALGER, Soni* Information for Those Who Havt Friends in the Army or >'avy. Washington, May 25.—Two oi-ders in regard to mail for and from soldiers and sailors have been issued by Postmaster General Emory Smith. One order takes the Philippine islands out of the category of places where mail communication with the United States is suspended, and the other revives a regulation permitting soldiers, sailors and marines to aend letters, postage upon which is to be collected on delivery. The order referring to the Philippines «=ays that "articles of mail matter for JT from persons connected with said nited States forces [in the Philippines] shall be subject to the postage rates and conditions applicable to similar ar- icles in the domestic mails of the Jnited Slates. « « • The articles should be forwarded promptly to San •'rancisco in order that they may be dispatched thence to destination at the Irst opportunity." The regulation in regard to the mail rom forces in the field is authorized by an act of congress passed in 1S79 and is as foilows: "Letters written by officers, ommissioned or non-commissioned, anS privates in the military, naval or marine service of the United States to >e transmitted unpaid must be plainly marked 'soldier's letter,' 'sailor's letter.' r 'marine's letter.' as the case may be, and signed thereunder with his name and official desirnation by a field or taff officer, post or detachment commander to whose command the soldier jeiongs. or by a, surgeon or chajiain at a hospital where he may be; and ia the navy and .marine geryjce »jr th* Talk of Spies and Poisoned Water — Sick Mr» Doing Very Well. Washington, May 25.— The principal subject of conversation at Camp Alger yesterday was Spanish spies and poisoned springs. Three arrests were made by a member of the Ninth Ohio battalion. The men considered by him BUB- picious persons were Mariano Soto, mayor of Puerto Principe, a Cuban Insurgent; W. H. Streeks and H. E. Me- Devitt, American citizens. TlifJr appearance and the fact that thty spoke Spanish aroused the suspicions of the guard. Many charg-es of pollution of water have been made, but »o far no foundation has been found for them. The Thirty-third Michigan volunteer* have been ordered to Camp AJgrer im- slead of Camp George H. Thomas. The 12,000 troops now at Camp Alger were yesterady organized by General Graham into brigades, so far as that was possible, the ranking colonels being named as acting brigadier generals. The lieutenant colonels -will be in commsjnd of those regiments whose colonels are promoted to be brigade commanders. The One Hundred and Fifty-ninth Indiana, Sixth Pennsylvania, -and Ninth Ohio will until further orders remain unattached and report direct to corps headquarters. Surgeon General Girard issued an order reorganlzingthehospital corps, and one .of the acting brigade surgeons is Major F. C. Stunkard; One HurxJred and Fifty-ninth Indiana, It •was announced yesterday that all of the sick men of the Sixth Illinois were out of danger except the thre« who were sent to Fort Myer for treatment. ** In the Kannaft Quota, Topeka, Kan,, May 25.— John McDonald, of the Kansas State Teacher*' association, stated yesterday that of the 3,000 Kansas volunteers mustered into Service fully 600 are school teachers. "Almost all of the country schools were out about the lime President. McKlnle-y issTje<i his call for troops," «aid he, "and hundreds of teachers saw an ajK portunity to drop into service and they did so." Illinois >~Hval Rcxvrve at Ix>«l«Tj]Ie. Louisville. May 25.— The Chicago naval volunteer* en route to Tampa. Fla.. arrived here last night and stopped fo* supper. Thsy were met at the station by prominent citizens and escorted to » well known hostelry and entertained ta the true old Kentucky style. Liqtier Uren»* I» Xot Property. * Madison, Wis., May 25. — In the case tft the state of Wisconsin against Harry H. Bayne,' on appeal from Marathon c»unty circuit court, the supreme court decided in effect that a liquor kioerae i« a»t transferable.

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