Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on May 28, 1898 · Page 17
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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 17

Logansport, Indiana
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Saturday, May 28, 1898
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THE LOGANSPORT PHAROS. 23D YEAR SATURDAY EVENING, MAY 28,1898. NO 177. 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 -lf 5 Imported fancy and plain • Jv* r figures, now so much in demand by correct dressers for SHlftT 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, Heal Glasgow, Scotland Cheviots and Madrases in scores of pretty patterns for Shirt Waists and dress patterns in novelty checks and plaids. Ready-to-wear Summer floods. 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 g8c to • - 2 NOV2L SHOWING OF LJNRN SUITS Just what you want for hot weather, price $2.48 to... 6. PARASOLxS-White China Silk plain and ruffled, many handsome novelties, shown by us only 980 to 6. j—Empire styles, hand decorated. 50 oo 50 00 I 00 1 MS PATENT AND F ,o^i AUTO MATIC Flours .'Flours are the Purest and (highest grade on the Mkt 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 ticuse for being out of a good sewing machine n the house. The old stand 529 Broadway, near 6th R. B WHITSRTT 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, iSheTiinatiam, Neuralgia, Catarrh, Nervous Debility, Sick Headache, Loss of Appetite, Blotches, Pimples. tScrofula, Erysipelas. Salt Ehenm, Eczema, "Weak Back, Fevei and Ague and all other Diseases arising from Impurities of the Blood or Derangement of the Nervous System. Price 25 Cents, PREPARED BY THE THOMPSON HEKB TEA CO. NEW YORK. Chicago Man Gets a Telegram from a Port au Prince Friend That Says So. ITEWS FEOM SAMPSON'S PLEET Dated Yesterday Does Not State Any thing New or Certain. Spanish Admiral ulay Be Bottled Up o May Not, but .Somebody Seems to Hay Information "Corked" Up Somewhere— Hawaiian Government Makes U* an Of fcr of the Islands—Will Give Oar Philip pine Expedition a Great Kecept.ion— General W»r >'ews. Chicago. May 28.—A private cable to the Associated Press fromareliableper son in Port au Prince. Hayti, dated May 25, asserts that he had positive Information that at that time Admira Cervera's fleet was in the harbor ai Santiago de Cuba, Madrid, May 2S.—Blanco cables tha' Cervera's squadron is still at Santiago and that the bulk of Sampson'3 squadron is blockading that port. Schley'i spuadron is watching 1 the Yucatan passage. Off the Northern Coast of Cuba, May 27, via Key West, Fla., May 28.—[Copyright, 1898, by the Associated Press.] — At 10 o'clock last night the Dolphin ran alongside the flagship New York. Her lights showed that she bore dispatches for Rear Admiral Sampson. The commander of the Dolphin shouted through, the megaphone: "I have dispatches from Commodore Schley to the commander-in-chief." A cheer went up from the crowded decks of the New York. Commodore Schley's dispatches were dated off Cienfuegos. "Absolutely nothing- definite can be said," was the reply which Captain Chadwick, of the New York, made to a question as to what had transpired. Since he heard of Admiral Cervera's arrival at Curacao Rear Admiral Sampson has repeatedly said he Relieved the Spaniards would go to Cienfuegos or Santiago de Cuba- Hut Have They Been Caught? To prove that the American admiral was almost sure the Spaniards would be caught the following may bedivulged without a breach o; confidence. When the ships of Commodore Schley's division were sailing out of Key West under Rear Admiral Sampson's orders the admiral set this signal to Captain Philip, of the Texas. "You are going to nab the Spaniards, and good luck to you." Since then Rear Admiral Sampson has been cruising around as a purely precautionary measure. He thoroughly believed Commodore Schley would bottle up the Spaniards sither in Cienfuegos or at Santiago de Cuba, but he took a!l measures to guard against a possible evasion of Commodore Schley by the enemy, and any attempt to make Havana through the eastern or western passage. Good Time to Invade Cuba. If Commodore Schley has successfully accomplished his object there now seems nothing to prevent active operations upon the part of the army. That is the Idea, of the best naval authorities. The climate in Cuba is not what it was a month ago. but it is much better than it will be a month hence, and before another Spanish fleet can reach these waters the naval authorities hope to see our troops in possession of a base of operations in Cuba. The navy would be able to cover the landing of the troops and enable the military forces to get ashore without hindrance. FORWARD MOVEMENT POSTPONED. Waiting to Ascertain the Exact Situation as to Cervera's Fleet, Washington, May 28.—The military situation as at present determined upon by those in authority is to make no forward movement of troops, either upon Porto Rico or Cuba, until full and definite Information is received as to the location of the Spanish squadron, and Its possibilities as a factor in the aggressive movements of Spain. That being the positive determination there is no present purpose to hurry forward the troops now at the several points of concentration, but the interval prior to an aggressive forward movement will be employed in seasoning the men. Steps have been taken to secure early information as to whether Admiral Cervera's spuadron is inside Santiago harbcr, and whether the American squadron under Schley has such advantage of position outside the harbor as to make the escape of the Spaniards practically impossible. 'The presence of thirty or more transports in Florida has given rise to the conviction that a movement on a large scale was about to occur. All this has been going on with the understanding that Admiral Cervera's career as a possible menace in the rear of our troops had been cut off by his being securely held within Santiago harbor, but in the absence of positive information on this point, together with the certainty that he can be held inside- the harbor, there Is no purpose whatever on the part of the war department to make an aggressive forward movement on Cuba or Porto Rice. This was stated last night in the most positive manner, and from ar. authoritative source. Unless the navy department succeeds in securing some direct and official information respecting the Spanish and hte American fleets within the next twenty-four hours through the aid of the West Indian cables it will resort to the use of dispatch boats. It can be again affirmed on the highest authority —and notwithstanding all rumors to the contrary—that at the close of yesterday the department had nothing more than a belief, founded on unofficial advices, thgt the Ssaciafc. MS acton lying In Santiago harbor, and no news as to Commodore Schley's whereabouts. The reports from the newspaper dispatch boats as to the movements of Sampson's and Schley's squadrons during the past week are very mystifying. One Fight That Did Jfot Come Off. Key West. Fla., May 2S.—The cruiser Marblehead left Key West last Saturday night with the transport Florida, t» carry General Jose Lacret'9 force ol *0* men to some port in Cuba not then divulged. She lay in Key West harbor on Thursday last and, therefore, could have scarcely bombarded a Cuban town or landed ammunition for the Cubans on that day as reported in some dispatches. FEACE tTNION IX BAD ODOR. Letter It Wrote to Christina Gots It into Much Trouble. Philadelphia. May 28.—At the next meeting of the city council of Philadelphia a resolution will be introduced in both branches demanding that the Philadelphia branch of the Universal Peace Union vacate the quarters now occupied by it in Independence hall. This action is the outcome of a letter recently written by President Love, of the Peace Union, to Senor Sagasta and the queen regent of Spain, asking that the Spanish government make further concessions to the United States in order that the present war might be brought to a speedy termination, and also expressing the opinion that the sentiment of the people in the United States was againat war. The resolution which will be introduced by George W. Edwards' demands that the Peace Union vacate Independence hall forthwith for the "unpatriotic, un-American and disgraceful expressions of opinion, especially emanating from and under the heading 'Independence hall,' the 'Cradle of American liberty.' " The union was grtven permission to use a room In Independence hall by the ordinance passed by councils and approved by Mayor Warwick in 1895. DOLE OFFERS US THE ISLANDS. l>istlnct Written Tender Has Been Mad* —Big Reception Planning. San Francisco, May 28.—The Hawaiian Star publishes the following, May 19: There is no doubt whatever that the Hawaiian government has made a. distinct tendor of the islands to the executive of th« United States. The news has been published in many of the coast and eastern papers and has been denied. The Star is in a position to state that such a letter has been written and that a reply to it is being awaited here. This reply will probably reach Honolulu by the- next mail. Sa,n Francisco. May 28.—The steamer China, which stopped at Honolulu on her'way from the Orient, reports that the*peop!e of that city were making great preparations to receive the transport fleet which left this city for Manila and which will stop at Honolulu en route. The town \vas being decorated with flags and bunting and the freedom of the city will be offered to the men on the steamships. The China passed the transports City of Peking. City of Sydney and Australia Thursday night and reports the three vessels as proceeding westerly at great speed with all well on board. Latest New* from Manila. HongKong.May 28.—TheUnitedStates auxiliary gunboat Zaflre. mounting 'our guns and in charge of a lieutenant commander of the United States navy, has just arrived here from Manila, hav- ng on board the captain of the first- class cruiser Olympia. the flagship of Hear Admiral Dewey. and two officers, i-ho have been invalided. The situation at Manila is unchanged. The insurgents are quiet. Beef costs $2.50 per pound at Manila. The report that the commander f the Spanish boat Callao was tried by court martial and shot for not firing on he American ships which captured the Callao is untrue. Exchange of Prisoners Effected. Washington. May 2S.—Late yesterday afternoon the state department received a telegram from Mr. Gollan. the British consul at Havana, stating that he exchange of the American newspa- •er correspondents. Thrall and Jones, 'or four of the Spanish prisoners cap- :ured on the Argonauta had been elected. The prisoners exchanged for the Americans are Colonel Vincente de, Cortijo. former commander at Cabanas 'ortress: Surgeon Major Sincon Garcia 'ulian. and two private soldiers. DESERYElTwELL TO BE SHOT .Uchigan Rid of ii Thus; by the Proper Act of an Officer. Marcellus, Mich., May 28.—Sdward lelmer and a man named Hogan were -aught in the act of robbing Moore & iussell's hardware store. When Jarshall Scott and Officer Gard- discovered them, Hogan was nside and Helmer was standing guard n the alley. As the officers appeared Helmer ordered them to throw up their lands. Scott fired a gun loaded with iiH-kshot. The charge struck Helmer square in he chest, and he fell over dead. Hogan urnped through the glass front door 'nd escaped, leaving behind a valise "lied wkh stolen goocis. Helmer is the an of well-to-do parents at Flint. Hogan was arrested late in the day at ;assopolis. and identified as the partner if the dead mar.. S<-ore> on the Diamond. Chicago. May 2S.—Following is the '..easrue record at base ball yesterday: U Pittsburg—Washington 3, Piusburg : at Cincinnati—New York 4, Cincm- ati 13: at Louisville—Boston 3. Louis- •ille 14; at Cleveland—Baltimore 1, Cleveland 4; at Chicago—Philadelphia ; Chicago S; at St. Louis—Rain. Western League: AtMilxvaukee—Kan- as City 3. Milwaukee 12: at Detroit- Omaha 3. Detroit 10: at Columbus—St. 'aul 0, Columbus 7: at Indianapolis— Minneapolis 9. -Indianapolis 18. wimam F. Bechel, ex-auditor of the 'acifie Express company at Omaha, and homas F. Sudborough. his chief deric. have been arrested, on, charges of em- jezzlemect of. perhaps $15»,000. . ; LIFE II THE Routine Work of Inspection, Etc., Goes on at Chickamau- S=. ga Park. —* DELAY DT EECEIVIMG EQUIPMEJTTS. lupplles on the Way, However, and Will Soon B« in the Hand* of the Men—Celebrated His Wedding in Camp with a Streak of Lack—Illinois Towns Kidding for Military Camps—Another Regiment Off for the Front. Chickamauga Park, Ga., May 28.—The most noteworthy event of yesterdaywas the Inspection of the second division of the First corps by General Breckinridge and staff. The general was satisfied with the result of his inspection and states that the men acpuitted themselves remarkably well for the length of time they have had for preparation. Colonel Van Horn, of the medical department, arrived yesterday and states that the war department has investigated the question as to the legality of recognizing the hospital department of the volunteer army by detaching men for service in that department. Colonel Van Horn says that the department will issue an order at once authorizing the formation of division hospital and ambulance corps by detaching: a certain number'of men from each regiment of the division for that purpose. Three corps are to be provided with all the necessary hospital paraphernalia and ambulance equipments as soon a« possible and drilled in their work so as to be ready for an emergency in case of the immediate invasion of Cuba.. Few Commands Are Equipped. There has been considerable delay In receiving supplies at the park ordnance department. Pew commands have been thoroughly equipped with the arms and ammunition they will need, but Colonel Rockwell states that large supplies are now on the way and that in a cotnpara- BRIG. GEN. CHARLES KING. lively short time every regiment will be provided for. Adjutant General M. V. Richards, of General Brooke's staff, was yesterday celebrating at headquarters the twenty-fourth anniversary .of his wedding, with his wife and a number of friends, when the announcement of his appointment as brigadier general reached.him. The appointment created considerable enthusiasm among the regular army officers now here. Dr. W. Seward Webb, of New York, sent his check tn the colonel commanding the First Vermert regiment now in camp here for $5.0CO, to be used for the benefit of the sick and needy of the regiment. KEST ON THK SECOND CALL. Organization of the New Volunteers Postponed for a Week or More. Washington^. May 28.—An important phase of the military programme is a decision not to take up the details of organizing the new force of 73,000 volunteers for at least a week or tea days. At the cabinet meeting- yesterday inquiry was made of Secretary Alger as to what steps he^roposed taking on the organization of this large additional force of volunteers. His reply was that he had not even considered the details of this question, and that his plan was not to take up the matter for a week or ten days. In the meantime no conclusion has been reached as to whether a portion of the 75,000 volunteers will be used to recruit the regiments still remaining unfilled under the first call for 125,000 volunteers. If the regiments under the first call are to be brought up to their maximum strength it will take about 40,000 men from the second call to complete the 125 regiments under the first call. This will leave 35,000 men to be organized in distinctly new regiments. It would have the advantage of filling every regiment in the service^ instead of leaving most of them with a depleted organization. On the other hand it wpjald destroy theintegrity of th^^T^r" jf 75,000 volunteers as a second reserve. One of the main purposes of issuing the second call was to establish a second reserve, made up of men who could be drilled and equipped at leisure and called upon some months hence, if circumstances required. But if 40.000 of them 1 are put at once into the regiments of the first Call they wu! go to the front with these early regiments, and the second reserve will be reduced to about 35,000 men or little more than one army corps. The -war department is anxious to obtain the views of the governors of the states and territories in regard to the filling to their maximum strength of the regiments already furnished by them under the first call, and with this object in view Adjutant Genera! Corbin, at the direction of Secretary Alger. yesterday sent telegrams asking the several governors to make recommendations to the department on this subject The question arose yesterday as to whether colored officers as well as colored troops would be taken as a part of the orKa3Jz»ticms offered. C-en.w»l Ai- per at once creciaea that ft a coloreff company had efficient soldierly colored officers they were as much entitled to recognition and acceptance in the military service as were the troops themselves. He made this known in a. dispatch to the governor of Indiana, who had asked for information. In this connection it developed that colored men are being considered for some of the stair appointments, and '.tie »urgwon. genara.1 of the army ha* accepted a colored man as surgeon, with the rank of captain. TOWNS WANT THK CA5IP3. Two Bidder* Against Springfield, His., for the Honor—State War >'* l ws. Springfield. Ills.. May 2S.—Bellevllla has offered Governor Tanner the St. Clair county fair ground? free, if the new regiments are mobilized there. Mount Carmel has tendered the use of the city park, and of the Opera House for officers' quarters, if Colonel James R. Campbell's regiment is mobilized there. Springfield wants the mobiliita.- tion, but there is doubt if the state lx>ard of agriculture will give the use of the fair grounds any longer. As the state troops took all the tents. Camp Lincoln is also impracticable. Captain Ebert Swift, of the Seventh United States cavalry, now major of the Seventh Illinois infantry, will be lieutenant colonel of the Tenth Illinois infantry, Colone! Campbell^,", regiment. The Seventh regiment left Camp Tanner this morning via the Baltimore and Ohio and Southwestern for Dunn Loring, Va. Colonel Young, of the First P«valry, has not Deeii advised when hia transportation will arrive. The cavalry •will probably not leave before tomorrow. Eight hundred rldine trousers and as many flannel shirts arrived yeater^ day and -were distributed to the men. Camp Eaton, Mich., May 28.—Lieutenant Governor Dunston arrived In camp yesterday morning- from Detroit. General Irish came later In the day from Kalamazoo. It Is pretty well decided that Irish is to be the first colonel under the new call for volunteers. President McKinley's second call necessitated the reopening of the war headquarters at Detroit. Governor Plngreo and his aids have returned here to remain until the second'Michigan, quota has gone. Milwaukee, May 28.—Governor Scofield has stated that when he receives orders to call out volunteers he will first call on the remaining companies of the- Fourth regiment, with their officers, to volunteer, and with this trained material as a nucleus will call for raw- material. The troops will be mobilize* at Camp Douglas. The governor takes this action because these companies were left out of the first call and also because.it will be necessary when there are trained troops in the state to call on them first. TJ\e field and staff officers of tiv»^Boaitli';>vill remain as they are now and wiil see service as a united body. ' - BRIGADIER GENERALS NAMCKD. Long-Expecfced Nominations Sent in to the United States Senate. Washington, May 28.—For a long time, a number of western citizens with military aspirations have 1 been looking eastward for the word that would make them brigadier generais of volunteers, their eyes of hope being fixed on the White House. Their long vigil has its reward, for yesterday the president sent thc-se names to the senate, among others, to be brigadier generals: Charles Fitz Simons, of Illinois; Frederick D. Grant, of New York: Henry M. Duffield; of Michigan; Charles King, of Wisconsin; Lucius F. Hubbard, of Minnesota; George A. Garretson. of Ohio; Joseph K. Hudson, of Kansas; Joseph -Rush Lincoln, of Iowa. Adjutant General Corbin announced last night that three o' the brigadier generals appointed by the presidentyes- terday would be officially designated, as soon as the senate had confirmed their nominations, to command troops in the Philippines. The generals selected for the Philippines expedition areCteorge A, ' Garretson. of Cleveland, Ov; Francis V." Greene, of New York, and Charles King, of Wisconsin. Late last evening General Merritt, who Is to be military gov- 1 ernor of the Philippines, wired Adjutant General Corbin requesting that General King be se» with him to the Philippines. The request was approved and forwarded to Genreal King, and becomes to all intents and purposes a command. General King is the well- known novelist and an ex-officer of the United States army. It is understood officially that Harrison Gray Otis, editor of the Los Angeles Times, who served with the president in the Twenty-third Ohio during the civil war, and who was nominated yesterday to be ft brigadier general, will also go to the Philippines. Illinois Naval Reserve at Key We»fc Key West, Fla.. May 28.—The Chicago naval reserves, consisting of 203 men. and three officers, under command of Lieutenant S. W. Stratton, arrived here yesterday afternoon of the steamer Mascotte, from Tampa, They left Chicago on Tuesday and made the journey without Incident. All the men are •well.

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