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THE LOGANSPORT PHAROS. PE1DAY EVENING, MAY 27,1898. NO 176. 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. Imported fancy and plain . figures, now so much in demand by correct dreslers tor SHiRT AVAISTS and SUMMER GOWNS. P IT 3 . JV" PARIS ORGANDIES. 1(00 pieces, real Paris Organdies-choicest Organdie Raye and &Jandie Lisse, in buds, twigs, flowers, stripes, checks and plaids. ANDERSON SCOTCH CHEVIOTS, Keal Glasgow, Scotland Cheviots and Madrases in scores of pretty patterns for Shirt Waists and dress patterns m nom- ty checks and plaids. < I .-a Ready=to=wear Summer Goods. Lawn Wrappers at 750, 980 to. $ 2 Linen Crash separate Skirts.cut full sweep new styles 580, 980, $1.50 to 3- White P. K. Skirts 980 to -~ 2 NOVEL SHOWING OF LxINEJSt SUITS Just what you want for hot weather, price $2.48 to... 6. FARASOKS-White China Silk plain and ruffled, many handsome nov- < cities, shown by us only 980 to 6 FANS—Empire styles, hand decorated. 50 oo 50 w 00 00 PATENT AND 1 » T T T-» ,r-v •» IT A '"r* T ijlours are the Purest and •:liighest grade on the Mkt AUTOMATIC 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 terme are easy, and there is no excuse for being out of a good sewing machine n uie house. The old stand 529 Broadway, near 6th R. B WHFrSETT THOMPSON'S HERB TEA . . FOR THE.. . Blood, Stomach Liver and Kidneys Composed of Roots, Herbs, Leaves and Barks, A GUARANTEED CURE . . . t rUK . . . 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 oi the Btood or Derangement of the Nervous System. Price 25 Cents, PREPARED BY THE THOMPSON HERB TEA CO. NEW YORK. By Which the Reader May Be Able to Bottle Up Admiral Cervera, EEY WEST BULLETIN TELLS IT ALL Definite News" That "Believes" an Important Fact Exists. Something Really "Uclinite," However, Promix-d for Some Other Time—location of Srhley, Siiiup*oii and Cervera Is Still » Problem at Washiugtoix. but the Officials Believe They Know—Two Cuban Keb»l Officers Confer with Alger itnd Mile*. Washington, May 27.—Two telegrams were received in Washington late last night from Key West intimating: that the bombardment of Havana is imminent. Key West, Fia., May 27.-—Definite news of the American squadrons in'Cu- ban waters reached here yesterday afternoon. Commodore Schley is believed to be off Santiago de Cuba today, and definite information as to the exact situation in so far as it affects Admiral Cervera's squadron may be expected today. Rear Admiral Sampson is in a position to proceed quickly to the assistance o£ Commodore Schley with any or all of his ships on receipt of definite word- from Commodore Schley, and at th'e same time he remains within striking distance or Havana. If, however. Commodore Schley reports Admiral Cervera bottled up «.t Santiago de Cuba the naval view is that he will be permitted to finish the business at that point with the ships nov* under his direct command. Madrid, May 27.—It is currently reported here that the Spanish government has ordered all th'e Spanish steamers from 1,000 tons up, capable of steaming a minimum of twelve knots, to b» impressed as auxiliary cruisers. The Spanish commanders at. the various ports, it is added, have been instructed to take charge of such steamers, whether mail boats or otherwise. ^.. — - «- HT^ ^ - - . Washington, May 27.—Secretary Long Bald at the close of office hours yestet day that no word had come from any of tjie scouting vessgls so numerous in West Indian waters COn<5eTnTng the Spanish flyin? squadron, wherefore hft - ' •'f- -*^>* •-***• -ew concluded that Cervera was still in Santiago harbor. Supposedly Schley is lying outside watching the entrance to prevent the egress of the Spanish vessels; but while there is evidence of a certain kind on that fact there has been no official confirmation of it. This is a little remarkable, in view of the fact that it is only a day's run for one of Schley's swift torpedo boats from Santiago to a cable port in Hayti. There is also a curious lack of information from newspaper dispatch boats on this point. It was supposed that the censors might have cut out any information as to the whereabouts of the fleeets; but why it should be done if Cervera is "bottled up" is a mystery to the civilian. OtHci»l!* Hunger for Contii luution. Notwithstanding the officials profess unshaken confidence in their original belief that the Spanish squadron is securely "bottled up" in Santiago harbor there is no concealment by them of an intense desire to secure some absolutely trustworthy information on that point. It is not to be doubted that with the question still open the beginning of the military operations is retarded, for as long as there exists a possibility of the Spanish naval force being 1 at large there is an indisposition to start the troop transports for Cuba. Probably it was this uncertain state of affairs that induced the president to call a consultation at the White House yesterday between Secretaries Alger and Long, General Miles, and the members of the naval war board—Admiral Sicard, Captain Crowainshield and Captain Mahan. As stated by one of the members of the conference the purpose was to so over the whole situation, but what they said or did was not for publication. .... About the Xew Call for Troops. *"* In th? rush of military preparations the war department officials have nor. been able to give much attention to the regulations for the procurement of the Tfi.OOO additional volunteers called for by the president- It is still uncertain just how far the national authorities will go towards recruiting these forces themselves, nor is it positively known that independent srganizations. companies, battalions and regiments raised by individuals will be accepted en bloo. if by so deing the department Is required to accept the officers with the men. Indeed, it is now questioned whether under the law the department could, if it would, accept services of officers under such conditions, as the gov- erniws of the states appear to be the only persons authorized to issue commissions helow the regimental grade. TWO OF GARCIA'S OFFICERS Have a Conference with Secretary Alerer and Gen. Miles. Washington. May 27.—Secretary Alger and Genera! Miles conferred yesterday u-ith two officers from the staff of General Garcia—General Enrique Collazo and Lieutenant Colonel Charles Hernandez—who come direct from Garcla's headquarters bearing credentials frora him to effect a plan of co-operation with the American fortes. They accompanied Lieutenant Rowar.. of toe United Siaif* urny. on BIS return from Garcia'l camp, and shared with him the danger of a two days' voyage In an open boat from the north coast of Cuba until picked up by a small sloop which carried them to Nassau. Colonel Hernandez says Garcia has his headquarters at Bayamo. one of the large towns in the central part of the island, -with about 3,000 men. They are well armed with RemlnsrtoBS and M«.uaer« captured rrom the Spaniards. Most of them have machetes, but only the officers carry other small arms. The Cuban g-enerals say the arrival of \r.ut. Rowan aroused the greatest enthusiasm throughout the Cuban camp. There was no notice of his coming, and the first seen of Lieut. Rowan was as he galloped into Bayamo followed by the Cuban guides who accompanied him from Florida. He was warmly greeted by General Garcia, and the two held a three hours' conference. It was decided that Lieutenant Rowan should return that afternoon, and General Garcia as- ;ned General Collazo and Colonel Hernandez, with three guides, to ac- ccmpar.y him. Colonel Hernandez =a.ys communication is maintained with General Gomez and with points along the cf.ast. From these he has a general idea of the Cuban forces, outside of those with General Garcia at Bayamo. He estimates that there are 12.000 men, all of them veil armed, east of La Trocha. and constituting the forces in the eastern division of the island, under Garcia. He estimates General Gomez' immediate command at about 3.000. -with 6.000 men scattered at various points. In all there are, according to the estimates of General Collazo and Colonel Hernandez, about 20.000 to 25,000 troops actually in the field. It is understood that the purpose of the present visit ot Garcia's officers is to give that general's assurance to the authorities here of his desife to give every possible co-operation to the American movements. Similar assurances have come from General Gomez and have been presented by Secretary Quesada. TROOPS AT TAMPA ORGANIZED. Fir*t to Laud on Cuban Soil Will Probably Be the Regulam. Tampa, Fla., May 27.—The formation of ail the regular and volunteer troops massed in Florida into corps, divisions and brigades was completed yesterday in a general order Issued by Major General Shatter, commanding the Fifth army corps. The Fifth corps, which will probably be the first to land on Cuban soil, is made up entirely of regular troops with the exception of two regiments of volunteers at Lakeland— Seventy-first New York and Second Massachusetts. This corps also embraces iJje cavalry division composed of. the First and Tenth regiments at Lakeland, and the Third, Sixth and Ninth at Tampji, .under command of Maj. Gen. Joseph Wheeler; the artillery .brigade tinder command of .Lje_utejiant W." F. Randolph^ and the signal coFps, in all rtearir J|^°£0. ^l e .5i- ,S>* Seventh corps. uh9er command of Major General Fitzhugh -Lee. embraces all the volunteer troops at Tampa, five regiments, and the troops at Jacksonville, or between g.,000 and 9.000 men. ' M.....^— General .L^e'? djvjsion is made up as follows: Firet division. Brigadier General H. H. Hawkins, United States volunteers, commanding—First brigade. Colonel Charles Aht'hony. Third Ohio volunteer infantry, commanding—Third Ohio volunteer infantry, Fifth Ohio volunteer infantry. Second Georgia infantry. Second brigade, Colonel William McGuerry, Thirty-second Michigan volunteer infantry, commanding—Thirty-second Michigan volunteer infantry, First Florida volunteer infantry. Second division. Brigadier General A. S. Eurt, I'nited States volunteers, commanding—The First brigade, to be com- ma.ndpd by the senior colonel—Second Illinois volunteer infantry. First North Carolina volunteer infantry. Second brigade, Colonel D. V. Jackson, Fiftieth Inwa volunteer infantry, commanding— Fiftieth Iowa volunteer infantry. First Wi^onsin volunteer infantry. NKARLY HAD TO FIGHT FOR COAL. Wai-ship Alt»rt Took Vigorous Measures to Obtain Fuel. San Francisco, May 27.—A story has just been told by officers of the United States ship Alert, of the vigorous measures taken by the old cruiser to securs coal on her recent trip up from South America. At Acapulco. a Mexican townof which half the inhabitants are Spanish. the captain applied to a steamship company for coal. He was told that he could have coal at the rate of WO p«r ton in gold, provided he took_ it bim- seif. as The" company could not delivar it. The captain accordingly took possession of a lighter and sent the ship's marine guard to protect" the coal passers. When they arrived at the wharf it was crowded with natives who attempted to prevent the coal leaving the ,',e£. • The marines' cleared the wharf with a bayonet charge and then stretched a rope acros,?. loaded their rifles and instructed the natives that the first one to cross the rope would be shot. After that 150 tons were loaded on the ship without further molestation. Previous efforts had been made through the oon- sul to secure coal from the government, but without success. The Philippine Kxpedltion. San Francisco. May 27:—The transporting of troops to the Philippines has se' the government agents to work scouring the Pacific ocean for transport vessels. So far only 2.500 troops have been sent to Admiral Dewey's assistance. There are 7.000 more in 'amp here and more to come. About fifteen more transports are required, together with a ha:f dozen colliers. The second expedition will not leave San Francisco for full}' three weeks unless the transports are sent out by twos and threes. Chased by a Spanish Torpedo Boat. Portland, Me.. May 27. — Captain Martyn. of the British steamer Europa, who arrived here yesterday from Licata, Sicily, reports that as he was leaving the Mediterranean he was chased by a Spanish torpedo boat, but as there -was a heavy sea on in which the Spaniard hard, the Eurooa, escaped. OF THE CAMPS. Nothing Very Sensational Happening at the National Muster Grounds^ FOETY-TWO THOUSAND SOLDIEES Now -Wrastle for Hash" at —Bad Water C»u»«» Disaffection, but IraproTement Is Close at Hand — Sanitation. Uk» Hurry Work at Ciuup Alger— Another Illinois Regiment Is Off for th« Froot— Second Call Preparation*. Chickamauga Park. Ga., May 27.— Including yesterday's arrivals there are now 42.000 men encamped at the park. The Ninth New York, Colonel G. James Greene commanding, arrived early yesterday morning. Where are 1,010 men in the command. This regiment was organized in 1300 and has preserved its organization Intact. The Second Kentucky regiment reached the park at 7:20. This command numbers 1.0:10 men and is commanded by Colonel E. H. Gaither. The Eighth New York, which arrived Wednesday, was assigned to the Third brigade of the First division of General Wade's Third army corps, completing the complement of the first division. The' Second Kentucky and Ninth New York were assigned to the First brigade of the Second division of the Third corps. Last night troops A, C and D, of the Third volunteer cavalry, Colonel Grisgsby, arrived from the Black Hills region of South Dakota under command of Major R. S. French. The three troops number 225 men. Complaints of th« SoldUrn. The various commands are beginning military lifein earnest. All thereglments that are permanently encamped were Siven regimental drill yesterday and this will be continued from day to day. Reports of disaffection among th« Missouri troops arise from dissatisfaction growing out of an Inadequate water supply, but this will be remedied, as the completion of pipe lines will afford abundance of water to the commands. The troops also complain of insufficient equipment, having received no uniforms or arms from the government since being mustered into the federal service. The various commands were served •fffth supplies of fresh meat yesterday for the first time since the arrival o£ the volunteers at the park, and arrangements have been made by the commissionary department to supply fresh meats regularly. Indulced in Cold Water Baths. Yesterday two miles of pipe was laid in the park ana several of the commands were last night enjoying the lUjHiElajL-ol. cnld \vatef b»tb~s. By tonight the two pipe lines will be completed to the extreme limits of. the par k and the proble'iri oYaTt' adequate water supply for the big volunteer army will have -been solved, Th> government has authorized General Boynton, j>regid£nt of the" ChickamauffiJ park cornrrussion, to expend $10,000 If necessary in the erection of a. permanent .water work! system at the park. The §ixty-Nmth New York. First Arkansas arid Fifth Missouri regiments arrived last night. Sanitary Condition of Camp Aig@n Washington, May 27. — Camp Alger is rapidly being: put in excellent sanitary condition. Colonel Girard, chief surgeon. has been unremitting in his attention to the health of the men since he assumed control, and his work has pivnluceti good results. Colonel Girard held a conference at headquarters yes- tenbiy with the several brigade surgeons. Since Wednesday each one had gone over cart-fully the ground under his direction. The opinion was unanimous that the hospital corps was as well organized as any other department of the camp, and that the sanitary condition of Camp Alger was as good as that of any regular army -field camp in the country. Colonel Girard was particularly emphatic in his injunctions upon - the surgeons to prevent the spread of contagious diseases, such as measles. Promises FirntCliun Equipment. * Commenting upon the work already accomplished Col. Girard said yesterday afternoon: "Within a few days we will have our corps as well equipped as any in the service. We will have accurate records of all the men in Lhe camp; we will have every man at all ill under the care of capable, competent hospital authorities. We have not yet as many ambulances as we ought to have, perhaps, but we have as m*ny as are absolutely necessary. Within a day or two our division hospitals will be set up and then we can care easily for every, body." COLORED REGIMENT OFFERED. Chicago Man Propose!' to Head a Force of l.OOO-State War »ws. Chicago. May 27.—John C. Buckner. the former commander of the Ninth battalion, colored infantry, I. N. G., has through SenatorCuIlom and Chester M. Dawes. comptroller of the currency, it is said, offered his services to President McKinley. at the head of a regiment of 1.000 men, of which number nearly half are thoroughly drilled and equipped for immediate marching orders. Since the resignation at Major Buck/ier. it is said, the work of organizing a new regiment of colored sol- ciers has been quietly progressing and the recruiting station has been at his lesidenee, 3t>42 Dearborn street, where meetings in the interest of the mov- ment have been held almost nightly. Springfield. Ills., May 27.—At 8:30 a. m. yesterday the First battalion of the Fourth regiment marched to the depot at Camp Tanner and soon after boarded the cars that are to bear them on their way to Tampa. The work of loading the ten days' field and five days' travel rations began at 5 o'clock in the morning. The horses and baggage of the entire regiment were nearly loaded at S:30. The whole regiment had departed at- 1 p. m. ..nile en rout« to Tampa, Fla~. the regiment stopped at the tome of Colonel eommanamtc. ana for two hours the streets of the town. Company D. ot Belleville, is the crack company of th« regiment. Des Moir.es. la,. May 27. — Last evening Colonel James Rush Lincoln, commander of Camp McKinley. was commissioned by Governor Shaw as colonel of Iowa volunteers, and will be assigned as commander of the new regiment which it is expected will be formed under the new call. Colonel Lincc'.n i» thus made the ranking commissioned Iowa colonel, havir.gr been colonel since I.S90. It has been expected by Senator Gear and other Iowa congressmen i:;at Lincoln would be made brigadier general. He is inspector general of Iowa. and an ex-Confederate well known in military circles. Des M'^nes. la.. May 27.— The Fifty- second regiment. Colonel William B. Humphre-y, of Sioux City, commanding. was mustered into the United States service Wednesday and Colonel Humphrey reported to Adjutant General Corbin for orders. The regiment will be ready to move tomorrow. Already a. larqe number of companies have been organized in anticipation of a second call. The new recruits will be mobilized at the state fair grounds in this city and will go through much the san:« course as the first four regiments- Madison. Mich.. May 27.— Governor Scolield says that Wisconsin has exhausted all available funds In its possession at present for the equipment of troops, and unless th« federal government does something in the way of furnishing equipment additional Wisconsin volunteers will not be ready to go to the front for some time. T*ie new state volunteers will b* concentrated at the military reservation at Camp Douglas. Instead of the state fair »Tounde In Milwaukee. Reports from various sections of the state indicate that the volunteers who have already offered their services to the government considerably exceed the number asked for. Lansing. Mich., May 27.— MajorGeorge H. Hopkins, of Detroit, it Is said, ha» been proffered the appointment of chief of staff with General Shatter, but is undecided about accepting. Governor Pingree said that while all of Michigan's quota under the first call haa been mustered in and business at Camp Eaton was about to be closed, steps will at once be taken to raise the additional quota of 2,500 assigned to Michigan under the last call. Recruits will be rendezvoused at the present camp. The Thirty- fourth regiment was mustered In Wednesday, making 4,062 men from this state und'er the first call, which was for 4,104. Fargo. N*. D.. May 27.— Fargo shed more tears yesterday than ever in the history of the city. It was all over the departure of the North Dakota volunteers for San Francisco, en route to th« Philippines. There was an enormous crowd on the streets and all business houses were closed for three hours. Reports' from all along The line shovf that the, Ws were royally received. • Regiments Assigned to Camp*. Washington'.' May 27.— General Corbin issued orders last night assigning four of the new volunteer regiments to the permanent camps as follows: The Fifty-second Iowa, Colonel, W, B. Humphrey, to Chickamauga: the S«C2S,ii Arkansas, ColoTTeT""VIrgIT *7» Qiok. to Chiokamauga; the Second Tennessee. Colonel Keller Anderson, to Camp Alger: and the Second Louisiana* Colonel Elmer" E-JjVood^ to Mobile. Pcrthe Benefit of the BoTK. ""f Washington, May 2'.— Officials of the war department yesterday conferred with First Assistant Postmaster General Heath with a view to having soldiers paid a portion of their salaries by check instead of money orders when they wish to send money home. Thlg would save the cost of the money order fee and facilitate the business of th-; postofrlce department. Growling About the Food. Cleveland, May 27. — Private letters have been received here from two members of the First regiment of Ohio artillery. now stationed at. Camp Thomas, Chickamauga. in which serious com-r plaint is made of the fare of _the soldiers. Both men say they do not (jet enough to eat and they complain; especially of the lack of fresh meat. Gen. Merritt at San Francisco, San Francisco, May 27.— Major General Merritt, recently appointed governor general of the Philippines, arrived in this city last night. All futur« movements of the Manila expeditions will be subject to his orders. He wilt act only under Instructions from Washington. ,. - • .- -. • , v ._ . ^J • Omaha Show To B« Open Sunday*. Omaha, May 27.— By a vote of 24 to 12 the directors of the Trans-MlaglwIppC exposition have decided to ke»p op*n t?>£ gates _ot ^he exposition on Sunday frorS" t pTm. to 10 p. m. In deference to fhe wishes of some of the religious people in Omaha and elsewhere it wa» decided aftsTa long-" debate to close during t5e forenoon. It was su««irted that the midway should be closed, s-ut th«,t'was ooE*idered impracticable. Ex-Senator John Sherinan and kis wife have arrived at Mansfield, O. They will leave for Seattle tomorrow, em route to Sitka. Roya! make* the !•** pan, wb . i

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