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. —TT-. ;".t. ■" r 5...-:. a..- ■ ■ x .snaawfl— ADVERTISING RATES. *■ timC" i jb. i wr.-t iiToo *T tT*> mloo iT m3 lrki 150 B.as (.75 ITS (. a.5 IwMki 800 (.00 (.00 TANARUS. 10.01 ie.CH 1 month a.(o| 8.T5 (.as 8.80 18.0 C 19. M ( month! (.00 4.501 9.00 11.T5 IT.OC 80 S (month! 4.00 (.8011.8516.00. g'3 (month* 5.60 (.00 15.00 90.00 38 OC aS i ....... 5^ BaslnMi cards, not txooedtu Hy% mm iMgal advert!sementa at legal rates, litiarttei (mmti Inserted with no speoiflsd Urn. wfll bo published uni 11 ordered out. and ahomd tm a*, •ordinal,. AaMUipo^hioqnJu^r OFFICIAL DIRECTORY. County Officers. Count, Judge 0. W. Obatu Bhrlft....T!T J. W. Whit* County Clerk Wm. Be ahdoh County Treasurer . A. T. Fobtun Register of Deed! Wm. Hutch iso* Clerk of the Court H. 0. Goslino District Attorns, John B. LabSo* Count, Superintendent Howard Mjli.bb BfHuTJr W. H. Knowrb C0r0ner....... G. P. Aixau Chsirtisn Board of Bupervisore....AL*x. 8n.,. F or Ocunnlesloner B. Tiltoh Superintendent Insane Asylum. ..S'. Wojuki CITY OF KIC KH. SjTcimK yy yyy y yyyyyyy m e. d ? *ckars tMMurer John 8. MrtUttrlck Assessor. Jos. Omnn^son Police Justice J. Henry Bennett Justices l 8. Me Michael f Squire Toney Marshal John C Johnson Sil * SOCIETY "DIRECTORY. a. F. * a. M. NO. 84. Meets the First and Third Wednesdays of •aoh month. Hall in Williams' block. \nbQQVk LODGE, I. O- O. F.—MEETS BT- T er, Saturday night, in Williams’ block. \?tßo<ivk BNCAMPMBNI I. 0 0. F.. NO. T <O. Meets ertry Monday evening. Ancient order of united workmen —First and third Tuesdays of each month. r\RDER OF CHOSEN FRIENDS.—MEETS U second and fourth Saturdays of each mth. A ME RICAN LEGION OF HONOR.—MEETS lA. seoond and fourth Tuesdays of each no th. I A **M. LOWRIE POST. G. A. R.-MEETS Qrat Monday erenlng of each month, la W. R. 0. hall. Regina dodge, daughters of ke bekah, No. 28, meets first and third Mon day of each month In I. O. O. F. hall. Modern woodmen of America, no. 1991, meets Friday night of oach week. ■\Tl BOQUA CHAPTER, O. E S„ MEETS V second Tnesday of each month in Masonlo ball. XriV.OQVk CHAPTER, R. A. M.. MEETS V every Becond and fourth Wednesday of each month. WOMAN S RELIEF < OKI’S.—MEETS OM alternate Ks"'- ' - 'worn. \ir C. T. U.-MKETS ALTERNATE TUES- Vv . days at 3p. m. 10. O. T. LODGE.—MEETS ON EVERY * Wednesday evening, In Alliance hall. ri’BE VIROQUA COUNCIL, NO. 139, A. p. A , A meets at Alliance hall every Tuesday night 7:30 o'clock. VIROQUA K. O. T. M—MEETS ON EVERY Monday evening In Alliance ball, at 7:30. Bruß.cn dik kotory. ODIST EPISCOPAL.-SERVICES AT Wa. m. and 7:80 p m. each Sabbath, ichool at 13 in. Prayer moetlngs OB evenings i/*IONGREOATIONAL CHURCH—S3RVICBS at 10:80 a m and 7:80 p. m. each Sabbath. Sunday school at 13 m. /dHUROH OP CHRIST —PREACHING jfif* V- ; cry Sunday at 10;S0 a. m. and In toe stem teg. Sunday school at 9:80 a. m. ■■■*■' ■ ——— Norwegian Lutheran church. - Servlces every Sunday at 8 o’clock. BUSINESS CARDS. TT P. PROCTOR, ATTORNEY AND Jtl, CounKelor, Vlroqua, Wls. will uraotloe in all Courts of the atate. Special aftontlyp given to CIUBAUQH A LARSON, ATTORNEYS. O Speolal attention glvSn to dolleoMotta. Of ■ie In Ferguson Block, second lour, Mata Street, Vlroqua, Wls. Jaokbow Bilbauoh. John 8 Labs aw. wM. aTcOTT, M. D , PHYSICIAN AND fV Surgeon, Vlroqua, Wla. Sfflce near residence. 1 bl'k E. Lyme's hotel. V 7. MINSHALL, M. D„ PHYSICIAN J\ . ami Surgeon. A graduate of Keokuk Medtoal College, one of the beet of Its kind in the United Statea. All calls promptly attend ed, day or night, Latest and most approved method* of treatment use 1. Office In Casson's lll'k Viboqua, Wib. I; E. MORLCY, M. D., PHYSICIAN . and Surgeon, Vlroqua, Wli. Office over Craig A Co’s drug store, on west side of hall. All calls attended promptly day or night. M. BijitKKßoN. Chas. R. Trowbridge. CURENSON Sl TROWBRIDGE, n Physicians andßuiioicons, Viroqua, Wls. Culls in city or country promptly Httended Office over Oratg & Go's drug store. JOHN DAWSON A CO.- GEAEIIAL V Insurance and Heal Estate Agency, Vlroqua. Office In Williams block, second floor. VERNON CO. OOURT-RKOULAR terms on the first Tuesday of each month, at the court house from U to 12 a.m. andl3oto6p.nl. D. O. MAIIONLY, County Judge. B. J. Bum.*, u.d. W. M. Tbowbbidg*, md. DRS. SDTTLE & TROWBRIDGE. Dr. Trowbridge, late resident physician and surgeon Cook county hospital, Cbioago. • ALL CALLS ATTENDED PROMPTLY • Day or night, from offloe. GEO. E. CHAHBERS, Crown and Bridge Work, Metal Plate* and all other branches of dental work dc >*' in the latest and most improved manner. Batif fection guaranteed. Office in Towner's blook VIROQUA, . - WIS. J. H. Chase, m*> DENTIST. Offlo* over Ohandler’e I Vlroqua* >tor * f Wla. O. W. Gravks. D. O. Mahonhy. CRAVES A MAHONEY* Attorneys & Counsellors at Law Practice in all Courts. Money Loaned on Keal Eetate. Collections Promp tly Attended to. Office over Bank of Vlroqua* VIROQUA, WIS. WE CAN DO anything In the line of PRINTING.^ PLAIN or FANCY PRINT/N0.... EXECUTED °US" Restaurant a Boding, MRS. L. C. RICE Is now loosted in her new building, seoond Boor, and is prepared to furnish board by day nr wek. Lunches sirred Sr reasonable rates, (uppers furnished tor bal's and private par ties. Accommodations for 71 oo iples. Bakery supplies for ssie. OYSTERS larva bcl* or can. Ontario Steel Bridge Works. % WIS. H. TIMMERMAN, Proprietor. ——MANUF-\Acr-rt_Ji=eE>- Steel bridges, S?oof Tjrussea, Steel "Uubea for Sub-Structures, Culverts, Arches, etc., of any diameter or length. ITWRITE FOR INFORMATION NETEOED- THE VERNON COUNTY CENSOR. VOL. XLIII—NO. 21. Koyal makes the food pure, wholesome and delicious. tm POWDER Absolutely Pure FT.VAL BAKING POWDER CO., NEW YORK. Columbus’ Pay Uni is. The bills of payment of tbe crews who composed the caravels of Christo pher Columbus on his expedition for the discovery of America were recently discovered in the archives of the Span ish navy. Blr Money in Bull Fighting. Spain’s bull lighters made money last year. Mazzantini in CO tights killed 108 bulls, and made 396,000 pesetas; Re verte’s score was 71 lights, 1(M) bulls nnd 270,000 pesetas, w lille Gureitta, with 70 fights and 147 bulls slaught ered, earned 456,00 pesetas, of $1)1,000, ♦•.♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦a X W. F. LINDEMANN, H. LINDEMANN, ♦ President. Ceihler. | Bank of Viroqua. ♦ [State Bank—Capital |ao,oco,oo.] ♦ Lindemann & Rusk, Props. T United States bond!. Inland end foreign ♦ exchange, gold, silver and nncarrent money ♦ bought and iold. Certificates of deposit Issued payable on demand, to draw Interest if left six months. Business Honrs, 9 a. m. to 4 p. m. Collections and bsnklng business promptly attended to and remittances made on day of collection. B. Beque, Dentist j VIROQUA, • Wli. Prow* s* Bridge Work, Metal aa all t! er hranehee of Dental work In the latest Inr proved manner. We guarantee week. Omoi m Detuh’i Blocs. F\ I BARNEY. • I>. I>. H. • VIROQUA. WIB. DOES FINE DENTAL WORK. Enc listing. Bridge, Crown and Geld Plat? Work. Special attention given to correcting Irregularities and preservation of the natural twth. Twenty four years practical experience an l study. Dental Parlors In Herrick Block. O. Hr MINBHALL, f3.ttorney-at~Zauj, Vlroqua, Wls. Loans,Collections and Pensions, PATENTS. HT Office In secon 1 story Williams’ Block IRA S. GRIFFIN, Attorney at I,aw. IRA S. GRIFFIN, LIFE, FIRE, AaiiiLiU AND TORNADO INBUHANCB. General Collecting Agency. Loans Negotiated ~ - —Viroqua, Wib. N. A.SVISUM, MERCHANT TAILOR, FENS CUSTOM WORK A SPECIALTY. •Perfect Fit Guaranteed.* VIROQUA, WISCONSIN. VIROQUA STEAM LAUNDRY>- New, Complete and First-Class. The proprietors have spared nothing in work or expense to equip a plant suit able to the needs of the publio. Ev erything is under the direction of a manager with 12 years experience. Individual and Family Laun dry work Guaranteed. Itemember the Steam Laundry and give it your patronage. All packages col lected and delivered. In same block with Opera House, WIS. N. Coe & Son, —PROPRIETORS OP A A A A A A AAAA TTTTTTTTTT ! THE! ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ j NEW HARNESS •SHOP: If you want a good double hornees for spring work, now is the time to p.ooe your order. We know we can supply your wants REPAIRING fi SPECIALTY SIN JUAN IS SHELLED. Sampson’s Shots Soon Reduce Spanish Batteries. PORTO RICAN CAPITAL FALLS Antiquated M r ro Fort Quickly Leveled to a Heap of Ruins. GOOD WORK OF OCR GUNNERS Americans Force Capitulation, with the Loss of but One Sailor. Beat of Span lull Power in Porto Hico Attacked by Our lllg Warships- Huge Gnus of the lowa Fire First Shots—Terrific Cannonade Follows, In Which the Laud Defenders Suffer Great Damage and Loss of Life—ln hnbitants of the Stricken Town and Foreign Consuls Flee in Terror from the City to the Open Country. Washington special: Admiral Sampson and the fleet of Amer ican warships that followed the cruiser New York from the Havana blockade have contributed anew chapter to the gl rious naval history of the United States. San Juan do Porto Rico has gone REAR APMIUAT. *.V. T. SAMPSON. down under the destructive and deadly fire of the great guns of the battleships lowa and Indiana, monitors Amphitrite and Puritan anl the cruisers New York, Montgomery and Detroit. Admiral Snmp sou says in his official report to the Sec retary of the Navy that one man was kill ed on board the New York and seven slightly wounded in the squadron. No se rious damage to any ships resulted. The ancient walls and fortifications of the city that was founded nearly 400 years ago by Police de Leon crumbled be fore the matchless gunnery of the Ameri can bluejackets as if they had been con structed of paper, and their defenders were either killed or wounded by the 1,000-pound shells f; >m the thirteen-inch guns of the monitors and battleships. Great breaches were shot through the walls overhanging the bay, and the moni tors by working close to these were en abled to send their terrible broadsides right through the city itself. The fighting began right after suurise Thursday morn ing. When the sentries in the ornamental boxes that adorn the sea wall of the town got their first glimpse of the sea their hearts must have jumped into their mouths, for there before their eyes, steam ing defiantly and majestically past the old lighthouse toward the mouth of the harbor, were the eight floating engines of war, for whose coming they had looked through weary nnd anxious night vigils. The lowa, with her biggest guns protrud ing from her forward turret, and eager, impatient bluejackets gathered behind the breeches, waiting for the signal to shoot, led the way. The ships glided into the harbor one after another, moving as noiselessly as FORTIFICATION AT SAN JUAN, Dewey ran the batteries of Corregidor when he stole upon Montejo at Manila, Their decks were cleared' for action, every gun was shotted and every man was at Lis station. As they neared the mouth of the bay Admiral Sampson’s plan of battle began to be apparent to the dazed nnd seemingly paralyzed Spaniards. The lowa swung to port, heading directly for the old-fash ioned circular castle that has been known as the Morro of San Juan. The Indiana follower! in her wake at a distance of about 300 yards. The New York went to Starboard, fol'owed by the monitors Ara- r v -itrite nnd Puritan. The Detroit fol 1. wed the admiral, and the Montgomery vent with the battleships in the direction of the castle. Presently the flags that conveyed the words, “Remember the Maine,” the shib boleth of revenge to every man who sails under the Stars nnd Stripes, were snap ping from the masthead of the flagship New York. Scarcely had they been run up, and their import comprehended by the eager Ameri can sailors when “Fighting Rob" Evans replied to their command by banging away at the old castle with one of the lowa's twelve-inch guns. He did not wait for the specific signal to commence firing. “Remember the Maine" was devised to remind the seamen of the treacherous murder of 266 of their fellows in Havana, and it was erongh to precipitate the bom bardment of San Juan de Porto Kico. The lowa's shell struck fair and plump, and n section of the castle nearly as big as the side of a gu lboat crumbled as if the ground had sjnk under it. The In diana cut loose one if her cannon at the same mark, and before the effect of the shot could be seen the lowa had swung broadside to the fortification and emptied every gun on her starboard side. The shore guns began to reply. Half a flozen of them were fired at the same time from the turrets of the castle, but the men on the battleships were no* sure whether they were aimed at themselves or the Yale, three miles away. The Spaniards were poor marksmen, and Admiral Samp son was not long in discovering this fact. He moved the New York to closer quar ters. Her eight and six-inch guns, fired almost with the rapidity of Maxims, were soon pumping shot and shell into the for tifications with deadly accuracy and exe cution. The other cruisers followed the example of the flagship, raking the entire sea wall from end to end. The monitors began creeping closer and closer to the wall. The Puritan got within 800 yards* o t th CMtie* and at that ranf* her big VIROQUA, WISCONSIN,'WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 1898. VESSELS AND MEN WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE CARDENAS FIGHT. guns pounded one hole after another un til the ancient defense looked as if it would fall of its own weight. The Am phitrite did similar service at the other end. The lowa and Indiana concentrat ed their fire on the castle until its de fenders were forced out aud its guns si lenced. At times for a period of uve, and even ten, minutes smoke hung in such dense clouds that the Spaniards could not see the ships, nor could the Americans see the fortifications. The gunners on the ships did not need the walls before their eyes to continue the execution which was begun with the first shot. They had the range of the wall. That was enough for them, nnd their shells, shrapnel and solid shot swept one position after another, de stroyed guns, exploded ammunition, crum bled bastions nnd killed Spaniards just as if their targets were in plain sight. It is to the credit of the Spaniards who defended San Juan that they put up a gallant and even dogged resistance. They stuck to their guns until they were de stroyed or disabled, and if their aim was bad their courage was magnificent. They were frightfully handicapped by the ma sonry that was thrown up at every dis charge of an American shell. The inhab itants of San Juan fled in terror as soon ns they heard the first discharges of the guns of the lowa nud Indiana. The foreign consuls followed the refugees into the country, and the volunteers fled. Location of San Juan, San Juan is 1,000 miles due southeast from Havana, 500 miles from Cape Maisi, the eastern tip of Cuba, and only 1,000 miles from New York. The nearest port is St. Thomas, distant only sixty-nine miles. The city of Sau Juan is situated on an island in the bay and is connected with the main island by a bridge and causeway of ancient military construction. It is inclosed by a heavy wall of stone that is from fifty to one hundred feet high in places. The harbor is one of the finest in the world. It offers a safe anchorage to vessels of all sizes. Next to Cuba Porto Itico is the richest and most desirable of Spain’s possessions. It possesses an ideal climate and vast resources. Its popula tion is nearly SOO.OOO, 90 per cent of whom are negroes nnd mulattoes. The reduction and occupation of Porto Rico were dete, mined on just ns soon the news of Dewey’s victory came from Manila. The port of San Juan was the only harbor where a Spanish fleet coming to this side of the Atlantic for a fight could take refuge. Its capture leaves ■s. . o' * O Vfc/. <■*•**,. ® f ; V • * **• 7 -n _ ' V ,4* • S ** ZZ? + IT A1 T I oft ,Xa\ V/ e Si 7 V .*v “S,'coVv \ A SANTO y/V ONI N C V * /'nLID . 6 r' a a *• —— ■ ■ - ■ - MAP SHOWING PORTO RICO AND NEIGHBORING WATERS. them to the mercy of the open sea and the American squadrons. Only seven shots were fired from the guns of the American fleet before Morro fort was a crumbling ruin. Her guns were silent and her gunners killed or in flight. Then the attack on the land bat teries began and the fortifications about the Government buildings and the palace were assniled. The cruisers did effective service here and soon the postoffice and the governor’s palace were tumbled about the heads of the officials, the guns dis mounted or abandoned. The town sur rendered nt 6 o’clock in the evening. The battleship lowa fired 250 shots; the cruis er Detroit fired 180. During the last half of the bombardment the warships’ guns did terrible execution. RIOT IN MILAN. Three Hundred Persons Reported Killed and a Thousand Wounded.: Sunday was a terrible day for Milan, Italy. The bread riots are increasing in violence, and in many cases the troops are powerless to repress the uprising. About 1 o’clock Sunday afternoon a ver itable battle occurred in the Via Somtra rie. Thousands of tiles and chimneys were hurled from the roofs upon the troops, who were compelled to retire. A similar fight took place in the Via Tori no, aud it is believed that no fewer than 300 were killed and 1,000 injured. Eight thousand troops are quartered in the city. The law courts, schools and public offices arc closed and guarded by artillery. The mobs arc well organized. They marched in columns from the different city gates and converged upon the center of the town. The troops, horse, foot nnd artillery, bivouacked in the Piazzo del Duomo, and troops were pouring into the city throughout the night. Twenty-five of the sixty-nine provinces of Italy are now under martial law. SYMPATHY FOR THK SPANIARDS. Resolution Introduced In Session of Congress of MoHiers. A resolution offered by Miss M. E. Hildreth, of Plymouth, N. H., extending sympathy to Queen Christina and the sor rowing mothers of Spain caused great ex citement at Friday's session of the Na tional Congress of Mothers in Washing ton The proposition originated with Mrs. Deborah Leeds, of Philadelphia. She and Miss Hildreth consulted over it. and after much editing produced the desired paper It fell like a thunderbolt on the congress, and Miss Hildreth met with continued interruption while reading it. When she had finished, Mrs. Ivate Waller Barrett arose and offered an amendment. "I propose,” said she, “that the congress extend its sympathies first to the sorrow ing mothers whose sons perished in Ha vana then to the sorrowing mothers of Cuba, and, if we have any left over, it can go to the mothers in Spain.'” Augustin Says 18 Are Killed. \n official dispatch received at Madrid from Gen. Augustin, governor general of the Philippine, by way of Laban, Borneo, savs- “The enemy seized Cavite and the arsenal, owing to the destruction of the Spanish squadron, and established a close blockade. A thousand sailors arrived here yesterday evening from our destroy ed squadron, the losses of which number 618.” To Scrutinize All Messages. The United States Government has no tified all the cable conijMinies that they are forbidden to transmit messages to or from Spanish officials, any dale or cipher mes sages to or from the West Indies, Vene zuela and Brazil, and all open messages that may convey information inimical to the interests of the United State* during the wgy with Spain. _ ; AID FOR DEWEY. Cruiser Charleston Is Ordered to the Philippines, The Navy Department ordered the cruiser Charleston, nt Sna Francisco, to proceed at once to Manila without wait ing for the City of Pekin. The Charles ton is loaded with ammunition for Ad miral Dewey’s squadron. It was consid ered advisable to got this ammunition to Dewey as soon as possible that he may be prepared for any emergency. The cam paign in the Philippines to be carried forward at the same time with the cam paign in Cuba and Porto Itico. Troops are to be sent to Man’ia as soon as they can go on board the City of Pekin. The purpose is to send enough troops to Ma nila to take possession and hold it. This “WILL I EVER FORGET IT?” Government will be responsible for order and peace in Manila. If 12,000 are not enough another 12,000 will be sent. Or ders were issued by Major Gen. Miles, d.- recting 'hat ah of the troops from the six States west of the Mississippi river which hr.d been intended for mobilization at Ohickamanga national pprk and at Wash ington, I). C., proceed as soon as possible to San Francisco. Major Gen. Wesley Merritt, commanding the Department of the East, goes to tlie Philippine Islands in charge of the expedition sent to re-en force Admiral Dewey. He is accompan ied by Gen. Otis. In the event of suc- cessful occupation of the islands, Gen. Merritt will be made the military gov ernor. STARVATION REIGNS IN HAVANA. Prices for Food Rival Those that Ob tain in the Klondike. The city of Havana is a sad sight. There arc still a few of the reconcentra dos about the streets now, but starvation has ended the misery of most of them, and their bones have been thrown into the trenches outside of the city. Starvation now faces the Spanish citizens them selves. Havana is a graveyard. Two thirds of the inhabitants have fled. The prices rival those of Klondike. Bee steak is $1 ft pound. Chickens are $1 each. Flour is SBO a barrel. Every thing is lieing confiscated for Blanco’s nrmy. Sleek, well-fed persons are daily threatened with death to make them di vulge the whereabouts of their hidden stores of provisions. Several provision stores in the side streets have been brok en into and looted. Blanco has personally taken command of Mariena battery, and is directing the erection of new sand batteries all along the wn,°r front west of the entrance to Havana bay. Lieut. Gen. I’errndo is making Guannbacoa his headquarters, and is planting new batteries aud strengthening the fortifications ns much ns possible. Over 360 draymen are en gaged in the hauling of sand from the mouth of Almandres for use in the eon- U. S. TROOPS AT TAMPA EMBARKING FOR CUBA. struction of the earthworks along the coast. The streets are riotous with half drunken Spanish volunteers eryiug for American and Unban blood. At night the city is wrapped in darkness, all gas nnd electric lights being shut off by order of Blanco. Spanish soldiers are taking ad vantage of this to commit shocking out rages upon unprotected Cuban families. In spite of these direful circumstances Blanco ordered the decoration of the city, hoping to incite the patriotism of the pop ulace. Spanish Warship Snnk. A cablegram from Hong Kong, based on reports made by officers of a trading vessel that came from he Philippine*, tells of a fierce battle off Iloilo between a Spanish gunboat and the United States gunboat Concord. The Spanish boat was blown up and sank with colors flying. It was assisted by land batteries, but no damage was done to the Concord or her crew. It ir stated that there are only two Spanish vessels remaining in Asiatic wat ers. One is now in dry dock at Hong Kong, and, cf course, will not be permit ted to leave. The cruiser Boston is re ported to la* searching for the other with orders to capture o- destroy it Plan More Work for Dewey. The administration is considering an informal way of giving Admiral Dewey more hostile work to do la th* for East While no definite program has been ar ranged, it appears to be the intention of the Government to send the Asiatic squadron which gained such a wonderful victory at Manila to Spain’s other posses sions in the Pacific, the Caroline and the Led’one islnnds. Nothing will be done in jis direction, however, until the mili tary force of the United Stntes has occu pied Manila and left the American squad ron free to go elsewhere. ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND READY. This Number of United States Troops Available for Armir.sof Occupation. On Saturday the War Department re ported that there had been mustered into the service of the United States 75,000 volunteers. With the 25,000 regulars uow in the field, this gives an available force of 100,000 ready for service. Constant additions will be made until the entire force of 125,000 volunteers and 70,000 regulars is ready. This will enable the administration to send armies of occupa tion wherever needed and to maintain suf ficient reserves for coast defenses. Every energy has been put forth by the War De partment to get in motion the army of oc cupation for Cuba. Haste is necessary in this instance so that the department may next get in readiness the second ex pedition for the Philippines. After that will come the army of occupation for Porto Rico. Because of the large number of Spanish troops in Porto Rico it is very probable that at least 15,000 men will be sent in the first division and even a larger number may bo necessary to hold the island. M ABSACRI2S IN MANILA. Oppressed Natives Seek Revenge on Spanish Masters. According to Shanghai advices, massa cres are reported to have occurred out side of Manila, the insurgents butchering even the Spanish women and children. It is reported that Admiral Montejo, the commander of the Spanish fleet, who es caped from Cavite by running along the shore to Manila with his two sons, was killed by the populace of the latter place. It is added that the Hospital of San Roque, filled with Spanish soldiers, was accidentally set on fire by shells from the Boston, and that Sisters of Charity were killed by a native mob while removing the wounded. \ 1 Twenty Spanish farmers, direct from the interior of Spain, arrived in New York. Eight hundred Spanish soldiers died in Cuba during last week of neglect, disease aud hunger. United States revenue cutters on the Pacific coast have been equipped as part of the mosquito fleet. A decided anti-English feeling is said to be growing among the Spanish troops aud citizens in Cuba. T. Estrada Palma, head of the Cuban Junta, says the Cuban army consists of 28,0tX) well-organized aud well-dis .iplin e(T troops. Don Carlos says the power of the pres ent dynasty in Spain is crumbling to pieces, and that he will soon be seated upon the throne. England is overwhelmed by the great v’Ctory won by Dewey nt Manila. His daring, coolness nnd skill have surprised the ent::' world. At the City of Mexico the Government has stopped the contemplated meeting of Spanish clerks for the purpose of raising money and volunteers for Spain. The Scorpion, formerly the yacht Sover eign, has been ordered to join the flying squadron. The Scorpion carries four teen guns "nd is one of the fastest yachts in the world. While the Spanish Government is pre paring to send all Americans out of that country President McKinley is consider ing a proposition to deport all Spaniards, as he has a right to do. Evangelina Cisneros, the Cuban girl who was rescued from prison in Havana by Americans several months ago, and has been visiting the family of Gen. Leo in Virginia, has offered her services as nurse in the United States army. It is reported from Paris that a very bitter feeling exists throughout France against the United States, especially in Paris, where the United States embassy is under special police protection in view of possible hostile demonstrations against it by the populace. The President believes that the Cuban soldiers themselves, with the military equipment and supplies which our Gov ernment is sending them, and the co-op eration of Gen. Sliaftor’s force of regu lars and cowboy regiments, will be able to do all the land fighting necessary to capture the entire Spanish force in Cuba. "Death to the civil guards” is the cry of the mob in the streets of Madrid, says a London dispatch, and adds: "The civil guards are the very backbone of Spain, the one incorruptible body of men whose very presence has a jiowerful effect in sup pressing riot and sedition. So when to the civil guards’ is heard the prudent man will prepare for the worst.” Telegraphic Brevities. In Spain gold is at a premium of nearly 80 per cent. The black plague is spreading rapidiy in Hong Kong. China. A 9-year-old boy fired a shot into a crowd of school children in New York, seriously wounding two of them. Cincinnati brewer* have added $1 a bar rel to the price of beer, in anticipation of a Government revenue tax. ’ Viy at Eskridge, Kan., recently stole a hue of bees from a neighbor’s yard, carried it a mile into the country, and then ate the maple sugar upon which the were being fed, BATTLE AT CARDENAS FIVE MEN KILLED ON THE TOR PEDO BOAT WINSLOW. Fierce Conflict with Spanish Gunboat* and Shore Batteries—Solid Shot Dis ables Little American Vessel and a Shell Explodes in Midst of Her Crew, American Blood Spilled. Key West speclp.l: The gunboats Wilmington and Hudson and the torpedo boat Wiusiow had a light with the Spaniards in the lnrbor of Car denas, Cuba, Wednesday afternoon with the result that five Americans were killed nnd a number wounded. The firing con tinued for thirty-five minutes, aud was terrific. The Winslow was shot through and through. The little American fleet entered the harbor for the purpose of at tacking some Spanish gunboats which were known to be there. These latter, however, were not discovered by the American force until the Spaniards opened fire from a masked batter>. Look outs on board could see the main batteries some mile and a half ahead, but had no thought of a masked battery. The boat reached a point nearly 500 yards from shore when suddenly the shrubbery parted nnd heavy c 1 anon boomed out. The Spanish were too close to miss. Heavy AD MIR AT, MONTEJO. Defeated by Dewey at Manila and reported killed by Insurgents. solid shot and shells hit all about the tor pedo boat. A solid shot tore through her hull and the forward boiler blew up, but her men did not flinch. Another shot tore away her rudder aud sha drifted help lessly. The Hudson stenmed into the har bor and took the Winslow in tow. The hawsers were scarcely fast when a shell burst directly over the damaged boat. Lieut. Bagley was instantly killed, and four of his men, who were working the rapid-fire guns, fell with him. The Wil mington had reached easy range about this time and opened with its heavy guns. The Spaniards turned their fire on the Wilmington, and it was hit by a dozen shots. Until the Winslow was safely out of the harbor the Wilmington bore the brunt of the battle. The Spanish batter ies were silenced eventually and a numbei of men killed and wounded. TROOPS TO CUBA. Sixty Thousand Soldiers Under Gen eral Miles to Be Rushed Forward. Washington special: President McKinley and his advisers at the cabinet meeting Tuesday decided up on an immediate invasion of Cuba. Troops to the number of 00,000 will be landed, it is stated officially, as soon as arrange ments for transporting men, ammunition and provisions are completed. The entire army stationed at Chickamauga pnrk was ordered to the front. The First nnd TentA Cavalry to New Orleans, the Sec ond Cavalry to Mobile, the Third and Sixth to Tampa. The entire infantry goes to Tampa. President McKinley, it is said, has con stantly opposed immed'ate invasion, awaiting results of the e.' peeted engage ment between Admiral Sampson's fleet nnd the Cape Verde flotilla, but upon the receipt of official information announcing the arrival of four Spanish cruisers and two torpedo boat destroyers nt Cadiz he determined upon immediate invasion along the line suggested by Secretary Al ger and Gen. Miles. Orders were at once sent to Adjt. Gen. Corbin countermanding that portion of the general order issued for the concentration of troops, horse, GEN. NET.SON A. MILKS. foot and artillery, at Chickamauga from tne States of Illinois, Indiana, T.:,wa, Colo rado, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Mas sachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mis souri, Nebraska. New Jersey, New Y’ork, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania? South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Idaho, Wisconsin and North and South Dakota. These are or dered to proceed directly to Tampa, Fla,, Mobile and New Orleans. The transport Gussie sailed from Tam pa for Cuba amidst a din of cheers, bear ing the first regular troops of the United States to Cuban soil. The docks were thronged with enthusiastic people, who could only guess what was going to hap pen next and when it would occnr. The Gussie carried a large cargo of mis cellaneous supplies for the Cubans. There were hundreds of cases of the old Spring field rifles, forty-five caliber, with accom panying ammunition, and there were also large quantities of old army muskets, such as were used in the civil war. Powder and ball galore went with them. Hos pital supplies of every description went with the hospital attendants. Twenty two Cubans, dad in the new canvas uni- U. 8. CRUISER CHARLESTON. Will carry troops and supplies to Dewey. form of the United States soldiers, went with the two companies of the First In fantry. _____ Army Engineers Needed. The War Department will issue a call for 3,500 men to re-enforce the engineer corps of the army. The engineers will le drawn from the country at large, and no apportionment will be made among the States. Plans for New War Vessels. The naval board of construction is expe diting plans and designs for a large num ber of war vessels authorized by the last r.a'-al appropriation bill. The plans for four monitors have so far advanced that a circular will be Issued shortly asking Udder* to submit propose is. 4 ESTABLISHED 1855. WISCONSIN’S RECORD. FAITHFULLY TOLD IN READABLE SHAPE. Victimized a Flore at Grand Rapids —lndians o' the State-Illinois Man Wins Oratory Honors at Beloit- War Engle from Butternut. Girl’s Clever Ruse. By the arrest of a Grand Rapids young woman on a charge of larceny the officers discovered a very clever method of vic timizing dry goods stores. The girl is employed as a domestic and she went to the store of Johnson, Hill & Cos. and ask ed to be shown some black dress goods. After finding something to suit she ask ed the clerk’s permission to take the goods to her dressmaker and have the latter cut off the amount necessary to make a dress This the clerk consented to. The girl came back and told the clerk that the cloth did not suit and thought she would not accept it. The clerk did tot look at the bolt closely and did not discover that several yards had been cut off. Next day the girl found out that she ha 1 not cut olf finite enough for her dress aad weut to the store to buy another yard. It was then that the clerk discovered the loss. The girl was arrested and was lined SSO and costs. Wisconsin’s Indians. Wisconsin has 9,000 Indians of various trilies. One-half of these speak enough English for the purpose of ordinary con versation. and more than one-half read the English language. Aside from the Winnebagos, all practically wear the or dinary citizens’ dress. They are fast learning to recognize the legality of ma teria] relations. Eighty-five per cent of them are engaged in pursuits of civilized life; 10 i>er cent in hunting, fishing and root gathering and the like; only 5 per cent live exclusively on Government ra tions. Of the 1,800 Oneidas, the a,300 Menomonee* ai.il the 500 Stock bridges and Munsees all live on labor in civilized pursuits. Many of the Oneidas compare favorably in thrift, cleanliness and ra tional life enjoyment with the whites in their vicinity, and the time is not far dis tant. when they will be admitted to the eights of citizenship. Illinois Man Wins the Prize. In the interstate oratorical contest at Beloit honors were awarded as follows: First place, William Gorsueh of Knox College, Illinois, whose subject was “John Randolph of Roanoke.” The sec ond prize went to J. A. Barnett, Uni versity of Wooster, Ohio, who spoke on “The Second Duty of the Citizen," and the third prize to T. A. Nadal, Depauw University, Indiana, topic, “The New Patriotism.” Fight for Telephone Franchise. The Bell Telephone Company is making desperate efforts to get into New Rich mond, Hudson and River Fails. They have poles laid front Burkhardt fourteen miles south to the city limits, but cannot secure a franchise to go any further. A. T. Presson, manager of the St. Croix County telephone exchange, is to put in a local exehange in New Richmond this month. Erwin Weds Bis Stenographer. IV. W. Erwin, the noted criminal law yer of St. Paul and late mayoralty can didate, was married at Trempelenu to Miss Anne Olive of that city. The bride was formerly liis stenographer. The cer emony took place at the home of the bride’s sister, Rev. William Griffith of the Congregational Church officiating. A Second “Old Abe.” Old Fred, the famous Butternut eagle, has been shipped from there for presenta tion to Company L, Second Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry. The eagle is a sec ond Old Abe, and, like his predecessor, was caught on the headwaters of the Chippewa river. A Sawmill Burned. The large sawmill at Casco, owned by E. Decker of Algoma, was burned to the ground, together with 40,000 feet of hard wood lumber. The loss is estimated at SO,OOO, with no insurance. The fire is supposed to have originated in the boiler room. State Items of Interest. At Milwaukee, Richard Gray shot him self through the heart. At Piatteville, William Wilson of Ash ton, Neb., committed suicide by shooting. Christian Frederick Larson, a Dane, shot Bartol T. Nelson of McFarland. He will die. E. J. Scofield, a prominent fruit grow er of Plymouth and a nephew of Gov. Scofield of Wisconsin, died, aged 45. Wunderlich Bros.’ saw ill and stock of lumber burned at MayUing. The loss is $35,000, with iusurmee of $20,000. Dennis McCarthy, an old resident of the towr. of Porter, received fatal injuries by tailing down a stairway. His skull is fractured, causing a complete paralysis. Dr. Cody, an aged physician of She boygan Falls, came near being killed at Sheboygan by a trolley car crashing into Ids carriage. He was thrown half way across the street. It is believed he will recover. Ivlson S. Williams of Janesville, who is employed as doorkeeper at the House of Representatives at Washington, has been at death's door. The pi sieians gave him up and he lost all hope himself. He is now out of danger. Game Warden G. E. Miller shot Chas. Skellenger, a fisherman, in the neck near Prairie du Cbien. Skellpnger, it is al leged, threatened Miller's life with n shot gun while Miller was burning fishnets. Skellenger fired twice without effect. Perry Headstream, 4 years old, son of H. C. Headstream, was gored by a cow at Marshfield. The animal caught him under the jaw and held him suspended until his father released him. Her horn entered his mouth and badly lacerated hh jaw. A Fond du Dac gir! innocently appear ed upon the streets there wearing a shirt waist of red and yellow, the Spanish col ors, but the street gamins j'*ered her so she was obliged to go home to escape her tormentors. In reply to a request to the War De partment asking for (he use of a Govern ment dredge to dredge a boat landing in the Fox river in front of their new public park at Menasha, Mayor Schoefz has. re ceived word to forward plans and specifi cations to United States Engineer Mann at Oshkosh and the request will t>e com plied with g-atis. The jury to determine whether it was necessary to take certain lands for the improvement of Racine harlior, completed their labor and were discharged. They assessed the damages to the property of F. M. Kn>pp at $2,500. The other bene fits and damages were equal. Deputy Game Warden Stone of Barron Jaunty made another neat capture of law kgenkers near Chippewa Falls. Three Eau Claire men were captured in the act of exploding dynamite in McCann creek for front. Stone heard the report of dynamite and was on the ground a few moments later and had the men in charge. A justice of the peace fined the men $25 and costs each, which they paid. The Rev. Paul Werth, pastor of the German Lutheran Church at South Ha ven, Mich., has been extended the unani mous call of the St. John's German Lu theran C-hurch of Janesville. Marinette has a Spaniard who served under Commander ; Dewey, the hero of the Manila fight. His name is Joseph Zima. and be was a deserter from the Spanish navy, having jumped overboard from a man-of-war in the harbor of Rio Janeiro and swam a, h ire after he had refused to flog a sailor and was disci plined. He came to the United States aad eulisved m the navy and served with Dewtv oo the school ship Constitut-m In .m Official City F.per. —;==?= bteam Book aiJolPiiiig Bin SIX KUTM OF Job Printing mamPTLr bxbcuibb In a Mast Satisfactory Manner. Potatoes are selling at Stevens Point at 75 cents a bushel ana it is thought tho price will lie $1 if the war continues. Frank Woirnan, a young farmer of Jor dan. committed suicide at Monroe by hanging. He was 35 years of age and unmarried. Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Barker celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of their marriage at Piatteville. They went to Piatteville in the '4os. The twenty-seventh annual session of the grand lodge of Wisconsin, Knights of Pythias, convened in Appleton, with an unusually large attendance. The fix' machine at the Gutseh Brewing Company plant at Sheboygan blew up, do ing considerable damage. The loss in cludes ammonia valued at S3OO. Prof. G. W. Albee, president of the Osh kosh Normal School, has been obliged to go to Penoir sanitarium on account of an attack of nervous prostration. Prof. G. W. Albee, president of the Oshkosh normal school, has been obliged to go to Pender sanitarium on account of an attack of nervous prostration. John Glynn, a farmer of SL Cloud, is at the I‘a -k llot-M at Sheboygan In a pre carious condition, the result of inhaling gas which escaped from a Jet In his room. Henry S. Woodruff of Janesville, wide ly known as the patentee and maker of the Woodruff trace buckle, and the owner of Joe Bassett, the trotting horse, died, aged 70 years. The Boston store and Hunter's cycle shop were destroyed by fire at West Su perior. Adjoining build Inga were dam aged. Two horses burned. The loss Is estimated at SB,OOO. The Euu Claire Telephone Company’s system was attached by S. J. Heafleld of Menomonie and J. D. Hills of Eau Claire and turned over to Emmett Ilorau of Eau Claire as custodian. It. M. Johnson, station agent of the Chicago and Northwestern road at Mari nette, has Is’cn appointed traveling freight and passenger agent to succeed T. C. Miller, resigned. The factory building of the Iteedville Manufacturing Company at Manitowoc was destroyed by fire. Hard work of the fire department saved stock and lumber in yards, sheds and kilns. In a runaway accident at Portage Thomas Dailey, a well-known farmer of the town of Marcellon, wis quite badly, injured. He with his family were mi the way to church iu Buffalo. The Diamond Match Company, which planned to build a $35,000 addition to its works at Oshkosh, will |>ostpone the work until peace between Spain and the United States has been restored. McKernon & Fox's furniture store at Spring Valley caught tin', but was saved after much damage had licon done to stock and building. The village has just voted to put in water works this summer. The women of Eau Claire, who are carrying out the plan of Gov. Pingroc of Michigan to help the poor, have twenty six garden patches ready for plowing. The use of tho laud has been granted by the owners. Sheboygan County is out of debt. The last dollar of indebtedness was paid by County Treasurer Wnlvoord when he cancelled nine bonds of SI,OOO each. This was the last of s4tt,ot.>o of bonds issued in 1893 to build the county jail and re build the court house. A young man at Racine took more beer aboard than be could stow away, and he seized a club and smashed five large win dows in a building. The window* are worth $7 apiece and the damage was con siderable. He paid $25 to the proprietor and he was lined $3 and costs. It was reported that the J. I. Case Threshing Machine Company had receiv ed an offer to remove its plant to Wau kegan, HI., and that a site mid $200,000 had liccu offered, the latter sum to be ex pended on buildings. The officers of the company would neither credit nor deny the report. Superintendent Nevins of the State Fish Commission, assisted by fourteen men, two railway companies and the fish car Badger, is at present engaged hi smoking the lakes at Wisconsin summer resorts with white bass captured in nets below the Chicago ami Northwestern Railroad bridge at the mouth of the river at Okh kosh. The officers of the Northwest Paper Company of Cloquet, Minn., recently or ganized with N. 11. Itroknw of Knukauna vice-president, and C. 1. McNair, general manager, met at Kaukauna and consid ered propositions for the machinery,. Ar chitect C. B. Pride will make the neces sary surveys and begin work on the plana for the plant. It is the intention to have the mill completed this season. • The La Crosse isdiee rounded up two youthful desjierndoes who are wanted, it is alleged, for numerous holdups and burglaries. One is Hugh Robertson, aged 21, who was committed to the reform school at Waukesha in 1K92. He escaped the following year and the Milwaukeo police spent sonic time looking him up and failed. His partner, Frank Brown, hails from lowa. Robertson lias confessed, will plead guilty and go to Waupun. Them is a landlady in Chippewa Falls who is now mourning the loss of all her boarders. The guests one afternoon hoist ed a large American flag over the door. When the landlady saw it she immediate ly tore it down. It was again put up with tho same result. The hoarders then be came indignant and they immediately packed their trunks and moved out. The landlady would give mi reason for her dis like to tho Stars and Stripes. But she's rorry now. One hundred and eighty summonses were made out by an Oshkosh justice on complaint of J. 8. Fulton, assignee of the Wisconsin Odd Fellows’ Life Insur ance Company, against as many ex-mem bers of the company In Winnebago County, who are alleged to have been in arrears to the company for dues when the company went into the hands of tho assignee in February, 1897. The amount* of the claims range from $3 to S2B, mak ing a total of nearly $3,000. William Peasley was found on the SL Paul railway track one mile from Mart netr. He was bndly cut on the head, and will probably die. The ennse of the acci dent is unknown. Doctors think the wound was inflicted by an early train, or perhaps by a knife. Prof. M. C. Palmer, who was graduat ed from the Whitewater Normal School, was engaged by the Board of Education of Sheboygan to take the place of Prof. Fiedler, as teacher of the sciences toi the high school. Mr. Fiedler resigned to en list and is now a member of Company G, Second Regiment. The Escanaba River Company was or ganized at Marinette. 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