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Official County Paper.
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<lTertliementi nt IhjjjvJ mt**k IdvaTtli.
BHH.U inserted with ae p*olfid time wfii ha
“an wn leMd ° M ’ • h *nr d a*.
•ordlngly. All bill* pajabla quarterly.
County OfEcera.
County Judge C. W. Gaatm
Sheriff J. w. WBITI
County Clerk Wm. Bbandon
oounty Treaeurer A. T. Fobtum
Regliiter of Deed* Wm. Hutchison
Ulerk of the Court H. 0. Goslino
District Attorney Ika S. GItIFKIN
'ounty Superintendent HowaßD Milleb
Murveyor W. 11. Know kb
Coroner.. G. F. Aiken
Chairman Board of Supervisor*.... Alex Hill
Poor Commissioner K. Tilton
Superintendent Insane Asylum. . .¥. Wilkins
fiSTra..h Aug. Smith
t-H/Qerk K, Packard
treasurer A. C. Cobb
assessor Jos. omun *oi
roUce Justico. j. Henry Benin u
Justices l R. S- McMI, hae
I Soulre Tn"'
Marsha l Geo. W. Stimble
Constables !■ A- L. Kusseil
* A. S. N-|*or
I A BELLE LOD IK A. F. A A. M. NO. 84.-
J Meets the First and Third Wednesdays of
iaeh month. Hall In Williams’ block.
ery Saturday night m Williams' block.
60. Meet* every Monday even eg.
."*■ —First and third Tuesdays of each month.
" ’ second and fourth Saturday* of each mth.
American i.eoion of honor-meets
secoud and lourtn Tuesdays of each m th.
Alex lowrie post, o. a. r—meets
first Monday evening of each month. Is
W. It. C. hall.
IV In kah. No.'.is. met ts first and thlid Mon
lay of each month IrPl. O. O. F. hall.
Modern woodmen of America, no.
IVOI, meets Friday night of each week.
Second Tuesday ot each month in Masonic
T every second and fourth Wednesday of
each month.
7 7 alternate s "noons.
vv days at 3p. m.
• Wednesday evening, in Alllauee hall.
J. meets at Alliance hall every Tuesday night
7:30 O'cl ck.
Vi nogua k. o. t. m. -meets on evert !
> Monday evening lu Alliance hall, at 7:30.
ILtJL 10:80 a. ra. and 7'30 p m. each Sabbath.
Bandar school at 13 m. Prayer meetings oa
Thursday evenings.
V,' at 10 :80 a. m. and 7:30 p. m. each Sabbath.
Snnday school at 13 m.
VV sry Suudav at lO:o a. m. and In the even
ing. Sunday school at 0 -30 a. m.
Services every Sunday at 8 o’clock.
jkJ,. Cour.’elor, Vlroqua, Wis. Will praot ce
In all Courts of the state. Spools! at tact l\ a
given to OollecU ms.
, Ppetdal a tentlon given to oo!lections ON
I,’ 9 l n „f #rB ’ U 0? Block, second door, Mato
Itreet, Vlroqua, Wls.
Jackhok Sihuitoh. Jopn S Labsox.
Surgeon, Vlroqua, Wls.
Office hear residence. 1 ht’k E. Lysne’s hotel.
iY. an i Surg on. A graduate of Keokuk
IE dleal College, one of the best of Its kind in
the United States. Ail oalls promptly attend
ed, day or night. I.atest and most approved
methods of trea'ment use t.
Office In Casson's Bl'k. Viroqua, Wia.
. . and Surgeon, Vlroqua, Wf. Office over
Crulg ,t Co's drug store, on west side of hall.
All calls attended promptly day or night.
M. Sorenson. Chas. 11. Trowbridge
it I’hysiciansi an i> Surgeons, Viroqua, Wls
Culls In city or country promptly attended
Office over Craig fit Co’s drug store.
O Insurance mid Peal Estate Agency,Vlroqua.
Office In Williams block, second floor.
terms in the first Tuesday of each
month, at the i ourt house from 9 to 1? a. m,
and 1 M toll p. m. D. O. MAHONEY
County Judge.
K. J. Buttle, md. W. M. Tbowbbidob, m.d.
Dr. Trowbridge, late resident physician and
lurgeon Cook county hospital, Chicago.
Day or night, from offloe.
Crown and RrlJge Work, Metal Plates
and all other bran lies of dental work done In
the latest and most Improved manner. Satis
faction guaranteed. O.tloe In Towner’s block
J. H. Chase,
Dfflc* over Chandler’s I Vlroqua*
Store* j WlB .
U. W. Graves. D. O. Mahoney.
Attorneys & Counsellors at Law
Practice tn nil Courts. Mone*. Loaned
on Beal Lstiite. Collections Promp
tly Attended to.
Office ovor Bank of Viroqua*
anything In the line of
Islatl A Mig.
(• now looated In her new oulldlnc. second
Boor, and l* prepared to furnish board by dav
•r week. Luncbe* s reed at reaeona Me rates.
Suppers furnished tor balls and private par
ties. Accommodations for 7S couples, bakery
supplies for sale.
Ontario Steel Bridge Works. I
WIS. H. TIMMERMAN, Proprietor.
&tcel Zftridgos, S/?oof TJrusseo, Steel TJubeo for
Sub-Structures, Culverts, Arches, etc., of any diameter or length.
m write: for re:e:de:d.
VOL. XL 111.-NO. 35.
Royal makes the fowl pure,
wholesome autl delicious,
Absolutely Pure
A Pad but Glorious Day.
“Victory!” cried tlio Spanish minis
ter. “Write out a proclamation at once
authorizing our people to celebrate!”
“Why, your excellency, what has
happened? Have our forces fallen
upon tlie Yankee pigs and compelled
them to cry for quarter?”
“No, but one of our battleships has
Just been scuttled and sunk before the
cowardly swine could gain possession
of it.”
Those who complain most are most
to be complained of.—M. Henry.
♦ President. Cashier.
\ Bank of Viroqua.
♦ [Rtatb Bank—Capital $50,0u),00.]
♦ Lindcmann & Rusk, I tops.
Y United States bonds, inland and foreign
♦ exchange, gold, silver and uneurrent money
♦ bought and sold. Certificate* of deposit
limed payable on demaud, to draw Interest
It left six months.
Business Hours, 9 a. m. to 4 p. m,
Collections and banking businea* piomptly
attended to aud remit’aimes made
on day of rolleution.
fS. 13. lieque,
Crow a ami Bridge Work. Metal Mg .11
tther branches at Dental work to Ike latest
Improved manner. We guarantee werk.
Omci n rxvLiN’s Blocs.
• D. J>. H. •
jnr I|irr viroqua, wls.
*586 does fine dental work.
Enc ustiug. Bridge, Crown and 0 >ld Plate
Work. Special attention given to correcting
Irregularities and preservation of the natural
teeth. Twenty four years practical experience
and study. Dental Parlors lu Herrick Block.
attorney -I aw,
Vlroqua, Wia.
Loan*,Collection* and Pena lons,
LW“ Office in secon i story Williams' Block “%S3
IRA 8. GRIFFIN, Attorney at Law.
General Collecting Agenoy. Loans Negotiated.
aPerfeot Fit Guaranteed.*
Shirt Waists?
Do we do this class of work?
Of course we do! Do we
pull buttons off and rip them
in any way? We guess notl
Family Washings?
Why, yes! we do that kind
of work, and we do it right,
too. We never have a kick—
at us.
Just Try Us I
N. Coe & Son,
♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦
If you want r good double harness
for spring wore. now is the time to plane
your order. We know we can supply
your wants
Wisconsin Republicans Select
Their Leaders.
Present Governor Nominated for a Sec
ond Term on First Ballot.
Formal Vote Results in 620 1-2 Votes
for Scofield and 430 1-2 for Robert
M. La Follctte-Stone for Lieutenant
Governor Other Strong Men in the
Race-Platform 1 udorse * Hot h State
and National Administrations. \
Gov.-ruor Kl>\\ AHD s< OIiKLD
Lieutenant Governor JESSE STONE
Secretary of State W. 11. FROEIILIU
Attorney General K. it. Hll'KS
SuperinteeJeat ~f lustTuction... .1,.’ D. 11AKVKV
Rail run a Cuiinussiom-r GHAiIAM 1.. HICK
Insurance Commissioner EMIL GILJOII.VN
Milwaukee special:
After one of the most interesting con
tests that have ever taken place in a Re
publican convention in Wisconsin, Gov.
Scofield was chosen as a can ate for re
election, at Milwaukee Wednesday night.
He was nominated over his opponent, La
Toilette, on the first ballot by a vote of
620 to 430.
II hen the result was announced there
was a period of wild celebration. Then
the informal ballot was made formal, the
Governor was declared renominated, and
adjournment was taken until 10 o’clock
Thursday morning.
The convention was called to order
shortly after the noon hour, with every
delegate in his place. In the number of
delegates it was equal to a national con
vention, and made an imposing array of
political talent.
E. I>. Coe, chairman of the State cen
tral comniitt put his gavel arm into
action promptly on time. Secretary .1 oi.u
M. Ewing read the State ct ntral commit
tee’s report ou the contests from Dodge
and Portage counties. Then the roil was
called by counties. Out of the l.tH>7 dele
gates only nine were reported absent, and
these came on a later train. Mr. Coe then
presented for temporary chairman Gen.
Michael Griffin >f Eau Claire. After his
speech and the appointment of the usual
committees a recess until 2:30 o’clock was
The La Follctte leaders were too busy
to eat during recess. They hitched their
belts a couple of notches tighter and went
at the opposition some more. Everybody
expected a clinch and an old-fashioned
rough-and-tumble tussle during the after
noon, so the crowd was bigger than ever
on reassembling. But it was a good
natured crowd and tractable in the hands
of a numerous and industrious staff of
badge-bedecked sergeants-at-arms and
Beginning of the Fight.
Temporary organization was made per
manent. An item or two of routine was
dispatched. There was a momentary
pause, and then every neck was eri.ned to
see the first blow struck. The La Collette
men were wanting time. The Scofield
men hankered for an immediate ballot for
a candidate.
"Mr. Chairman,” said Fred Dennett of
Port Washington.,the Scofield leader on
the floor, "1 move yon that we proceed
Immediately to the nomination of a candi
date for Governor.”
“Out of order.” Mr. Leopold of Milwau
kee shrieked, above a chorus of iioes. "We
must haye a platform first.”
But the chairman killed Mr. Leopold's
point of order with his little gavel, and
the first set-to was on.
Major Smith of Viroqtia moved as an
amendment to defer nominations until af
ter adoption of a platform, Demands for
“division” followed on the heels of an in
determinate yea and nay vote. "Republi
can precedent demands that we receive
our platform before'we nominate,” said
venerable Gen. Bryant of Madison. "1.
as a delegate, helped establish that prece
dent in the Republican national conven
tion of ISKO. Ref I re I vote for a candi
date for Governor l want to know what
platform lie stands n. ’
On a rising vote it was finally agreed
unanimously to wait for the platform, and
another recess until i o’clock was declar
ed. The l.a Follelte people called it first
blood. They went hack to the Plankinton
House, held meetings in the corridors,
made enthusiastic speeches, and hip-hip
hooray ed in tiie streets. f l he Scofield
men labored with the committee i reso
The gathering in the evening was great
er than ever. Every inch of space was
filled. More than 4.000 people were pres
ent to see the 1.007 delegates mix it up.
Hip Bnihlins Crowded.
Long before 0 o'clock the main entrance
nnd the stage entrance to the big exposi
tion building were thronged with people
anxious to gain admittance to the night
session of the convention. When the doors
were opened there was a grand rush, and
the space reserved for visitors was soon
filled up. The immense gallery surround
ing the hall was packed, as were also all
the aisles and entrance ways on the main
floor leading to the railed-in space occu
pied by the delegates.
At 7:15 o’clock Chairman Griffin called
the convention to order. It was re[iorted
to the convention that the committee on
resolutions was not ready to report. A
motion to take a recess for one hour was
defeated. An announcement from the
committee on resolutions that it would lie
ready in twen.iy minutes was received
with cheers.
Former United States Marshal George
N. Wiswell was called for to sing his well
known convention song. “Old Shady.
Chairman Griffin announced that a mo
tion had been made and duly seconded re
questing -Mr. Wiswell to sing his song. It
was carried with a whoop, and Mr. W4s
weli sang tha old song in his inimitable
style, and was greeted with tremendous
applause when he concluded. As an en
core he started “The Star-Spangled Ban
ner." and the audience rose to its feet and
joined in with a vigor and enthusiasm
that shook the building.
Fully an hour was spent by the conven
tion waiting for the report of the com
mittee on resolutions. Calls wore made
for J. G. Monoghan of Darlington. Con
gressman Otjen, Congressman Cooper
and others, hut there was no response.
There was no band and the delegates join
ed in whistling “Marching Through
Georgia.” “There’ll Bea Hot Time,”
“Home, Sweet Home.” etc. Then the vis
itors on the stage shouted "America” and
the vast audience joined in with enthusi
asm. As the glorious melody rolled
through the arches of the bii bllding tb.*
w "->- WIN.
audionce rose on masse and cheer ml.
"What’s the matter with La Follotte?'’
and ditto with Scofield then called forth
cheers from the followers of each.
The Platform.
The committee oi platform finally made
its appearance an, the document was
read twice, from the stage and in the
rear of the hall, so that all the delegates
could hear and understand it. The report
was signed by eight of the eleven mem
bers of tlie committee, anti, apart from the
plank indorsing Gov. Scofield's adminis
tration, is all the most radical La Poll ute
men could ask. It is straight Republican
on the war and kindred questions. It de
clares for legislation to establish the gold
standard. There is a strong anti-corpora
tion plank. The anti-pass plank looms up
biggest of all. It forbids the granting of
railroad passes, express or telegraph
franks, or similar favors to public officials,
and makes the offenders, either giver or
receiver, guilty of felony. The “docile
book" transactions, or advancing of pub
lic funds to State officials, are denounced.
Lastly, there is a demand that the lobby
at Madison, when the Legislature moots,
be suppressed by law. The full text of
the resolutions follows:
The Itepii. lleans of Wisconsin lit conven
tion assemblml, congratulate the nation up
on its magnificent achievements under the
wise and patriotic policies of the Republi
can party. lis most signal triumphs, both
in peace and in war. since the organization
of tlml party have been won under Its rule.
We heartily approve and Indorse the ad
ministration of President McKinley. His
efforts to avert hostilities with Spain and
gain the desired end through peaceful
mentis earned for him the approval of nil
good men and were wise and right. When
war became Inevitable Ills quiet, resolute,
vigorous action demonstrated his thorough
comprehension of the nation's needs aad
wishes, and when the power of the “tiec.v
lmd been crushed nml terms of pence -..ere
asked, his magnanimity and sense of jus
tice stood forth typifying the noblest traits
of our American character and command
ing the respect and approval of the civilized
We Welcome the return of pence, and ex
press our gratitude and thanks to the brave
men of the army and navy who have main
tained the honor of our flag, and again
proved to the world the quality of American
patriotism. We extend n joyous welconn
to our returning Wisconsin boys, who have
desi rvedly gained the highest honors among
tne volunteer troops.
We express our perfect confidence In the
administration to wisely and justly con
clude terms of peace, having regard for ttic*
welfare of the inhabitants of the conquered
territory and the best interests of our own
We reaffirm the declarations of the last
Republican national convention.
We believe that the declaration in the St.
Louis notional Republican platform for tlie*
maintenance of the gold standard, and the
parity of our forms of money should lie
enacted into law, and the money of the
American people should be made and kept
like nil its institutions, the best in the
o'e •ongriitulate the nation on the return
of prosperity.
We Indorse the present State administra
tion. Wisconsin's prompt response to the
call of the President for troops, arid the
attention given by our Governor to the de
tails of the equipment nnd training and
constant solicitude for their health and
comfort In camp and field, are the source
of gratification and pride to our people.
We demand the Immediate enactment c
such laws ns may be necessary to compel
all persons and corporations engaged in bus
iness within the State, except such fraternal
and other associations as are now expressly
excepted from taxation by law, to contrib
ute ilieir just and equal share toward the
burden of taxation.
We demand the immediate enactment of a
law forbidding any railroad company, sleep
ing car company, steamboat or steamship
company,, express company, telegraph com
pany or telephone company to issue or de
liver to any public official in this State any
jiass, frank or privilege of free transporta
tion of himself or property or the free trans
mission of messages over telephone or tele
graph lines, and that the giving or receiv
ing of any such pass, frank or privileges
shall be made a penal offense, both as to
the giver anil receiver.
We believe In perfect liberty of con
science, non-sectarianism In public affairs,
separation of church and state, free com
mon schools and the utmost independence
of individual thought, speech nnd action
consistent w ith law and the rights of others.
Recognizing that the present caucus and
convention law is not free front defects, we
favor such legislation as will secure to ev
ery citizen the freest expression of his
choice in the selection of candidates.
We condemn the practice, which we are
Informed lias prevailed for many years,
both In Ilemooratic and Republican admin
istration).. of making advance payments
front the Atitte treasury on account of sal
aries of t,Seers mid employes, and we insist
that such practice shall - absolutely cease,
and that no moneys lie paid out by the
treasurer for any purpose otherwise than in
strict conformity to law.
The existence of the lobby at the scat of
government during the sessions of the Legis
lature to control legislation in the Interest
of private corporations, or special interests,
is an evil that should lie abolished by law.
Nominations Made.
It was then 11 o’clock. A La Follotte
man proposed adjournment until morning.
The Scofield men shouted "No.” The dis
trict roil was called for nominating
speeches. A. 11. Long of Prairie du Chien
came first to present the name of .\lr. Ln
Follette. Ira B. Bradford of Augusta
spoke for Gov. Scofield. Henry F. Coo
hems of Stnrg“on Bay took the floor to
second Mr. La Follettc’s nomination.
Christian Doerfler of Milwaukee got
unanimous consent to nominate C. L. Ks
tahrook of Milwaukee. He proposed his
candidate in the interest of harmony.
Seconding speeches oscillated from side
to side until midnight. Then a vote.was
ordered. The result, GAOL* for Mr. Sco-
field nml 436% for Mr. La Follotte, was
greeted with deafening cheers. Adjourn
ment was then taken until morning after
the nomination had been formally named.
Thursday’s Session.
Coming together Thursday morning
after a session lasting until after mid
night the delegates to the Republican
State convention showed little enthusi
asm, not so much owing to the fact that
they had kept late hours but because the
principal tusk had been performed. The
nomination of a gubernatorial candidate
so thoroughly overshadowed all else that
the other candidates were nearly lost
sight of and forgotten. The crowds of
Wednesday were absent. All they cared
about was the head of the ticket, and
with that settled they went home uud
about their usual affairs.
Thor ■ were in many eases pledges on
the port of Lit Follotte men to give loyal
support to Scofield, and it is believed that
much of the bitterness will disappear ere
the campaign is a week old.
It was 10:30 o’clock when Chairman
Griffin called the convention to order. The
chair declared that the first order of busi
ness was the nomination of a Lieutenant
Governor, and upon a call of districts
Nicholas Thauer of Jefferson County
stopped to the platform and nominated
Jesse Stone of Watertown.
Mr. Stone was nominated on the first
ballot, receiving 757 votes to 208 for
Tucker. The other candidates were chos
en as follows:
W illiam H. Froelich, Washington, for
Secretary of State; J. O. Davidson, Craw
ford, Treasurer; E. K. Hicks, Oshkosh,
Attorney General; L. D. Harvey, Mil
waukee. Superintendent of Public In
struction; Graham 11. Rice, Fierce, Rail
road Commissioner: Emil (Jiljohau, -Mil
waukee, Insurance Commissioner.
The nominees were brought in at this
juncture to give their thanks. Gen. Grif
fin introduced the Governor. He was ap
plauded, but the seats of at least one-half
of the third district delegates were va
cant. Gov. Scofield said:
“I have but a few words to say to you.
Two years ago you conferred a similar
honor upon me. and later your action was
ratified at the polls by a magnificent vote.
When I took the oath of office I pledged
myself before high heaven to perform my
duty. That pledge 1 have faithfully tried
to keep. If your action of to-day is again
ratified at the polls in November, as 1 feel
certain :l will be, I shall as earnestly try
to serve tl.o State as I have during the
present term. 1 have read the platform
adopted by this convention. 1 heartily in
dorse it and shall use my best endeavors
to carry out iis purposes. When I raise
my hand to high heaven in taking the
oath of office I assure you I shall not per
jure myself.”
For chairman of the State central com
mittee only one name was proposed J. B.
Treat of Monroe. He was elected by ac
clamation. The convention adjourned at
6:30 p. m.
New State Committee.
The new State central committee is
made up thus:
First District —C. C. Gettings, Racine;
Perry Wilder, Rock County.
Second District —L. M. Coapman, Geo.
E. Bryant.
Third District —D. T. Parker, Fenni
more; James A. Stone. Reedsburg.
Fourth District —Charles M. Gregg and
William Stevenson, Milwaukee.
Fift' District—J. I l '. Ilruss, Cedarburg;
L. F. ' laser, Waukesha.
Sixth District—Ltauder Ferguson,
Fond du Lac; Ira Coon, Waushara.
Seventh District—N. C. Foster, Fair
child: W. T. Searles. Monroe County.
Eighth District—F. A. Cady, Wood
County; Charles Reynolds, Door County.
Ninth District Norman B. Black, Mar
inette; James Houston, Brice.
Tenth District—lsaac H. Wing, Bay
field; Frank Ostrander. West Superior.
Odds nod Ends.
A bushel (struck) contains 2,150 solid
Cato, at SO years of age, learned the
Greek language.
Scarlet is the mourning color for un
married women in Brazil.
National banks first established in
the United States In 1816.
A map of Jerusalem In mosaic, over
1,500 years old, has been found in Pal
Don't forget that It is always better
to swallow iusult and bitter pills with
out chewing.
Over 800 criminals have been exe
cuted iu England since the accession of
Queen Victoria.
To keep a race horse in even moder
ate condition in England, with proper
attendants, costs $1,500 a year.
It is estimated that 1,000,000 acres of
forest land is used up every year in
Europe to supply the railways with
The triangular bridge at Croyland.
Lincolnshire, it the oldest bridge In
England, and one >f the greatest curi
Great stretches of the Venetian la
goons are being drained and cultivated.
The soil redeemed is extraordinarily
Last year there were about 1,100 col
lisions in Berlin between bicyclists and
other persons or vehicles; there were
two fatal accidents.
An amateur photographer at Water
ville. Me. before going to the rescue of
a friend who lmd lost his balance and
fallen into a lake took a snap shot of
The wings of birds are not only to aid
locomotion in the air, but also on the
ground and water. One bird even has
claws in the “elbows” of its wings to
aid in climbing.
It is probably not generally known to
readers of English that the word
“dad,” used by many children in place
of “father,” is the purest Welsh. The
opening words of the Lord's Prayer In
Welsh are “Eln Dad.”
Dewey Bombards the City and
Spaniards Surrend.r.
American Troops Under Merritt Now
Hold Philippine Capital.
Consul General W iUlinun at Hong Kent;
Cables the News of Manila's Fall-
Spuniurds Capitulate Unconditional
ly— bpulsh Captain General Escupes
to Hons Konsi on a German Cruiser—
Oflicers of the Kaiser's Vessel Refuse
to Expluin Their Kemarkuble Action
Hong Koug special:
Manila has fallen. The city surrender
ed unconditionally to Admiral Dewey and
Gen. Merritt Saturday. The American
fleet and land batteries opened tire on
Manila Saturday morning. The Spanish
resistance was feeble and the Americans
were soon in possession of the city. The
surrender of Manila was demanded Fri
day. Notice was given that the bombard
ment would begin the next day. Captain
General Augusti immediately tied, escap
ing on the German cruiser Ivuiserin Au
gusta, which sailed before the bombard
ment was concluded. Admiral Dewey de
manded the surrender of Manila in an
hour. The Spaniards declined to surron-
Spanish Governor of the Philippines.
dor and Dewey began the bombardment
and the Spaniards hoisted a white (lag.
The Spanish consul at Hong Kong had
not notified the Spanish authorities at
Manila of the signing of the peace pro
tocol. It is believed that the reason why
the Spanish consul did not send the news
of peace to Manila was to give the Span
ish authorities there a chance to play for
time by denying the authenticity of the
news sent from here by the American
consul by the steamer Australian.
The surrender of Manila, coming as it
does, furnishes a fitting conclusion of the
drama of war, which began witi the de
struction of the Spanish fleet it. Manila
harbor on the Ist of May last. Like the
battle of New < Orleans, fought by Andrew
Jackson on the Bth of January, 1815, it
came after the suspension of hostilities
between the contending powers, but this
does not invalidate the surrender. Dewey
and Merritt simply anticipated the pro
tocol, which provided for the occupation
of tilt 1 city by the Americans during peace
negotiations. No formal turning over of
Manila to their forces is necessary now.
Details of the taking of the city tiy
American forces, so far as received, show
that Admiral Dewey gave Gen. Augusti
an hour in which to surrender at the time
of the last demand, made on Saturday.
Gen. Augusti refused to comply. The
bombardment, which began at !):30 a. m.,
was continued for tv hours, and then the
Americans .--formed the trenches, sweep
ing all before them.
Those within the walls attempted no re
sistance. The First Colorado volunteers
stormed the outer trenches and drove the
Spaniards into tiie second line of de
fenses. Then the American troops swept
on, driving all the Spaniards into the in
ner fortifications, where the Spanish com
mander, seeing that further resistance
was useless, hoisted the white flag and
surrendered. The Spaniards in the
trenches probably numbered 3,IMH) men.
The American attacking force numbered
10,OtK), and the Americans were better
armed, better trained and in better condi
tion. The foreign fleets watched the bom
bardment with acute interest.
The American warships engaged were
the Olympia, Petrel, Raleigh, McCulloch,
Boston, Monterey, Charleston and Balti
more. The Spanish trench extended
around Manila at a distance of from two
to four miles from the walled city, form
ing a circle ten miles in circumference,
and it wn* impossible, the Spaniards sav,
to hold so long a line against the Ameri
can attack. Admiral Dewey and
Merritt, it is reported, had issued orders
to spare all except the armed defenses of
the city and consequently the town is un
derstood to have been hut little damaged.
The Stars and Stripes were raised over
the city at 5:40 o’clock in the afternoon.
In the bay Admiral Dewey’s fleet thun- 1
rlered a national salute and the formal
surre uler of the Spaniards was complet
ed. 'l h'’ surrender includes 0,500 men,
12.000 s unds of arms and an immense
amount of ammunition. The Spaniards
wore allowed the honors of war. We cap
tured 7 000 prisone -s, 12.000 rifles and
unlimited ammunition. Gen. Merritt has
assumed command. • storing the civil
laws. Eight Americans were killed and
fifty wounded. The Spanish loss was
much greater. The ships were not struck.
General Anderson Deals Severely with
Would-Pe Dictator.
Gen. Anderson uns been forced to ro
il 'nd the dictator, Emilio Aguinuldo, of
his true commission and the nature of the
rights the United States has won. Agui
naldo, once a humble ally, who begged
Admiral Dewey for postage to Luzon Isl
and, is now proud, haughty and auto
cratie, and burns with the ambition to
some day rule at Manila, either ns mili
tary president or dictator. The hope
makes him jealous of the Americans.
Twenty-four of Enemy Killed iu Por
to Rico.
Twenty-four Spaniards were killed and
fifty wounded in the engagement with the
American under Col. Burke in the valley
of the Bio Crnnde. Col. Burke's men
were descending the hills into thp valley,
when the band of 1,50(1 Spaniards, who
were in retreat, attacked them. The bat
tle raged half an hour before the enemy
fled in disorder, leaving their dead and
wounded on the field. Coi. Burke learned
of tli<f signing of the protocol after the
engagement had been fought.
Shot hy a Sentinel at Santiago When
Caught Stealing.
The first Cuban killed since the Ameri
can troops occupied Santiago was shot by
a sentinel who detected him stealing. Col.
Hood is in charge of the supplies and his
men have had much trouble in guarding
the property. Hundreds of arrests were
made, but they seemed to have no effect.
Then an order was issued to the sentinels
to shoot the thieves.
Admiral Dewey expects to be able to
save two of the best Spanish cruisers
which he surd. : n Manila harbor.
War Managers Decide to Muster Ont
Many Soldiers.
The President has decided to muster
40,000 volunteers out of service. He be
lieves he will have all the soldiers he
needs without them, and their discharge
now, instead of a few months hence, will
save several million dollars. The men
who are to he sent home are to be select
ed from those who enlisted under the sec-*
ond cull and those who have seen service.
None of the men now in the Philippines
and Porto Ilico will be released, for if
they were others would have to be sent to
take their places.
Later on a good many men will have to
be sent to Cuba. Gen. Lee thinks about
4D.INK) will be needed. Fifteen or twenty
thousand more men should la* sent to Ma
nila to provide against contingencies. But
there are many thousands of volunteers
at Jacksonville and other camps, and in
a comparatively short time the regulars
now at Montank Point will have regained
their health and will be ready to take the
field in the Philippines, if necessary, ot
do garrison duty in Cuba. The military
advisers of the President have assured
him that he will have troops enough tc
meet all contingencies even if he lets 40,-
000 go.
f cents of Horror on Fever-Freighted
The transport Sagunuu-a arrived at
quarantine off New York with 3<JO offi
cers and enlisted men of the army from
Santiago who are emaciated and broker
with fevwra. The tale of the suffering ol
these men since they left Santiago seeno
almost incredible. They were shipped in
transports from Cuba on sick leave with
out any provision having been made foi
medical attention. In that neglected con
dition they made the trip Tampa bay
and there they were detained eleven days,
during which neither doctors nor medicine
were sent to their relief. Several died
aboard ship while being detained at quar
antine off Egmont Key. When it seemed
as if death would rid the whole of the
transports of their bothersome passengers
news of the deplorable state of affairs
reached Gen, Coppinger at Tampa. He
immediately ordered that all the sick be
put abound the Seguranca and sent to .New
York. The placing of the sick aboard the
Segura pc-, which had been hastily but
fully so, _d with proper food, clear wat
er, medicines and doctors, was in the na
ture of a rescue.
Spaniards Die at Santiago Too Fast
for the Cremation E'orce.
At Santiago the bodies of the dead
Spaniards continue to he cremated. I Iver
700 have been burned so far. Monday
afternoon seventy were burned. Over
two rails a dozen bodies were stretched
and across them another dozen, and about
thirty corpses were stacked in an im
mense funeral pile ten high. The pile
was then saturated with kerosene and tlie
torch applied. Around the piie lay twen
ty-two coffins containing corpses in a state
of decomposition. Altogether about sev
enty unburied and unconsumed bodies
were there. The stench was terrible.
These seventy corpses represent two
days’ dead from the Spanish camp. The
danger to the population from the stench,
th(> presence of the buzzards, vultures und
flies is incalculable.
Americans Decide Fute of Garcia’s
Army at fantiago.
A secret meeting was held at the palace
in Santiago between the commanding offi
cers of the American army and the Cu
ban lenders. Gen. Garcia, it is said, was
present. The information obtained is to
the effect that it was resolved to disband
the Cub'm army and that the United
States should pay the men off. This in
volves ihe expenditure of $15,000,000, hut
it is most important to the prosperity of
the island, whose wealth is entirely ag
ricultural: nobody, planter or farmer,,
daring to cultivate his land while insur
gent hands are in the field raiding and
Spaniards Fall Upon Women and Chil
dren and Slay Them with Machetes. •
Six Porto Bicans, accompanied by a
priest, arrived at Coamo from Kiales. thir
ty miles northwest of that place. They
had walked all the way across the moun
tains. They reported that Spanish sol
diers. crazed by liquor, came from Maniti
to Cialos Saturday. An improvised Amer
ican flag had been raised on the plaza. The
sight of it so enraged the Spaniards that
they attacked with nmchet s all the men.
women and children they could find. They
killed or wounded about ninety persons.
Reported that Aguinnldo Turned
Against the Americans.
It was reported in Ilong Kong that the
United States troops at Manila had an en
eounte. with the rebel forces under Agui
naldo. The insurgents, upon whom re
strictions had been placed by Maj. Gen.
Merritt, are said to have mutinied at not
being permitted to have any share in the
surretidiV of Jie city. They are said to
have attacked the Americans in the
the trenches.
Lieut. Hobson is constantly iuui-.ted by
female admirers.
All submarine mines have boon removed
from New York harbor.
Francis Murphy, the well-known tem
perance advocate, has been appointed
chaplain of the Fifth Pennsylvania regi
Under the personal direction of Admiral
Dewey the navy yard, arsenal, forts and
barracks at Cavite have been re-estab
The people of the Isle of Pines art
starving, and the report that they have
been furnishing Cuba with food is thus
proven false.
The correspondence between Admiral
Sampson and Hen. Shaftei before Santi
ago has been made public.
Spanish officers surrendered at Santiago
will be allowed to take their wives and
children back to Spain at the expense of
the United States.
A telegram from Newport News says it
is rumored that the cruiser Minneapolis,
which is at the Norfolk navy yard, will
go to the Philippines.
The cruiser Montgomery, the monitors
Amphitrite and ruritau, from Key West,
and the tug Leyden, from Guantanamo,
have gone to Porto liico.
Gen. Merriam, commanding the Depart
ment of the Pacific, has been authorized
to enlist a battalion of infantry in Ha
waii to aid in garrison duty.
The marine hospital service will assist
the War Department in supervising the
transportation of troops from Santiago
and in preventing infection of vessels and
Secretary Day has been notified by
Baron Favn. the Italian ambassador at
Washington, that the next meeting of the
International Congress of < triciitalists will
Ire held in Rome in lMfit. The Italian
Government desires that the United
States shall be well represented at the
coming convention.
Capt. Alfred 8. Barker, wli > has Itoen
ordered to succeed Capt. Clark, was the
Oregon’s first commander, when she took
her rough initial sea trips.
Gen. Shafter emphatically denies that
he is responsible for the neglect of the
sick and wounded soldiers nr night fr>>rn
Santiago to the United States by the
Seneca and Confba.
The bicycle run from Pome j.> San
Juan, over eighty miles of macadam toad,
through seven towns and with superb
Green Monntainiike scenery all the way.
will doubtless tie one of the favorite '
amusements of winter tourists to J’o'io I
Rico from i * continent of the United 1
Great Crowds Greet Home-Corn*
ing War Fleet.
New York Makes It the Occasioa of a
General Holiday.
America’s Rattle-?carred Fleet that
Sunk Cervera's Ships Thunders Its
Tribute at the Tenth of Gen. Grant
One Million New Yorkers Wildly
Cheer the Fighters, While Roaring
Gnns Emphasize the Welcome -Ova
tion to Sampson and Sclilcy.
New York special:
New York and the nation on Saturday
fitly signalized the appreciation of the re
public of her victorious fleet. An impos
ing pageant of warships was received in
the harbor of the largest city of the coun
try with acclamations of delight and ad
miration, and the ovati*;’ from shore and
from the great flotillas of all sorts of
craft on the water significantly gave to
the returning heroes some idea of the es
teem and admiration in which they are
regarded by the people.
Long before sunrise gun was fired at
Castle William, Governor's Island, the
people were astir and abroad. Crowds
were hurrying to the river to he early on
the scene. The New York and New Jer
sey shores were crowded with people. The
river and hay were literally alive with
eraft and the craft alive with people, all
cheering and good-natured. An impres
sive stem* was when the flags were rais
ed on the forts and flagships. As the
starry banners were raised aloft the hands
of the forts and on the flagships played
the * Star-Spangled Banner,” and the
shores rang with patriotic cheers.
There was very little friction in carrying
out the program and no more delay than
was to he expected. There was consid
erable wigwagging on the gray • battle
ships, and the police boats formed in line.
Then came the Glen Island, and then the
battleships began to slowly move up the
bay. There was a salvo of cannons and
cheers of people, and the toots of thou
sands of whistles made an indescribable
Soon after the monster pageant was in
line. First came Admiral Sampson's flag
ship, New York, then Admiral Schley's
flagship, Brooklyn, then the Massachu
setts, Oregon, lowa, Indiana and Texas,
and after them a moving muss of all sizes
and descriptions, with flags waving and
people cheering. The great battleships
moved slowly and majestically.
As Governor's Island was passed there
was a tremendous report from the guns
that did so much execution at Guanta
namo and Santiago, i'he people on shore
and afloat went wild. They yelled and
screamed, wared flags, and jumped up
and down in patriotic fervor. And so it
was all the way up to Graft’s tomb, where
there was a final demonstration of patri
otic fervor such as New York has never
witnessed before. The pageant was view
ed and cheered by hundreds of thousands
of people. It was a magnificent and in
describable scene and one never to he
Since leaving Guantanamo no incidents
of an unusual nature except a temporary
breakdown on the part of the Indiana had
marred the homeward progress of Samp
son’s fleet. Few ships were passed.
Smooth seas and fair w aids made the pas
sage pleasant. There was occasional
change of formation. Heading out from
Culm, the armor-clad ships came in single
column, the New York leading, the lowa
next, then the Indiana, Brooklyn, Massa
chusetts and Oregon.
At night the fleet shone with side lights,
...ailing lights, portholes lit up by electric
lights from within blazed out on the wat
ers as the ships passed through the Wind
ward passage. It is months since such
on illumination has been seen in Cuban
waters, where warships, blockade run
ners. transports and all serfs and condi
tions of eraft have been threading their
way w-ith all lights screened, great shad
ows, that passed silently. On the trip
from Guantanamo, ns the air got cooler
the spirits of the 3,000 men and officers
aboard the six ships rose correspondingly.
The relief from the perpetual heat of
Cuba was indeed appri dated.
Saturday’s celebration was the first o|>-
portunity the American people have had
of demonstrating in a public way their
gratitude for the great achievements of
the Santiago squadron, and throughout a
long day of greeting there was no stint
in the welcome, no pause in the shouts
and cheers, no cessation of the spirit of
rejoicing at the sight of the vessels and
over the return of the nation’s defender*
at sea. Enthusiasm knew no limit, and
the sentiment of gratitude and rejoicing
dominated land and sea and people. The
hearts of our naval heroes were gladdened
by the royal welcome extended by n mill
ion patriotic Americans. Such an out
burst of enthusiasm was never before wit
nessed on the hanks of the Hudson or any
other river.
News of Minor Note.
A plague of roaches infests the northern
portion of West Philadelphia.
The Piccadilly Club of Cincinnati will
present a loving cup to Admiral Dewey.
It is said Spain never learns or forgets
anything. It will therefore remember the
J. N. Taylor, aged til years, committed
suicide by blowing off his head tit his
home, eight miles south of Marshall, Mo,
Divers in Lake Huron have recovered
(KM) tons of copper from a wreck 100 feet
deep, after it had In in there for thirty-two
A cylinder band of a threshing machine
burst near Solomon, Kan., and killed
George Parks, who was feeding the ma
Rome Armstead shot and almost in
stantly killed a young man named John
Cooper at a wheat thrashing at Champion.
While cutting tobacco near Lancaster,
Pa., Henry Barr stopped to pick up a
stalk and gouged one of iiis eyes out with
his cutter.
Italy is the first of the powers to learn
a lesson from the war. The Navy Depart
ment has given orders that wood shall not
he used on battleships.
The Oklahoma City iHkla.l Mercantile
Company has been chartered with a ca[e
ital stock of SIO,OOO, to deal in cotton
gins and general merchandise.
Secretary Long ridicules as absurd all
reports that some of the Euro|can pow
ers may cause trouble if Commodore Wat
son goes with his fleet to Spain.
Details of the wreck of the Klondike
steamer Jessie show that eighteen per
sons who were on the boat are missing.
*nd it is feared that all are lost.
Princess Kaiuiuna of Hawaii and Capt.
P. Bradley Strong, son of ex-Mayor
S'roiig of New York, are engaged to la
married. The announcement has been
made in Honolulu.
After covering Michigan and Ohio at
tempting to obtain a marriage license,
Harry Lewis and Dora Cross of-fldftlinta,
Ohio, were married by Squire Hague at
Napoleon. The girl’s parents objected to
the marriage.
H. Claus of Nanaimo, B. C., who was
•ouvi< ted of murdering his partners.
Burns and Henderson, while on their way
to the Klondike, cheated the gallows by
committing suicide with strychnine, fur
nished by his wife.
Official City Paper.
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la a Mast Satisfactory Manner.
DvL3ff§ft!l e
AN e must extend Anglo-Saxon eiviliza*
tion in the far East.—Evening Wisconsin.
Hoolev now says lie has not named all
the people tint bled him, Hool he accuse
next?— Boston Herald.
Admiral Sampson’s report has at least
recalled the importance of the little word
“if.” —Washington Post.
Judging by the prices Hooley paid, Eng
land may he right in holding its House
of Lords dear.—Philadelphia Times.
By pulling off a quintuple lynching Ar
kansas has made tin* Porto Itico cam
paign a very tame affair.—Washington
We wouldn’t advise Gen. Weyler to
come over here on the strength of the re
ception that lias been accorded Cervera.
Boston Globe.
As soon as the American ham sandwich
was mustard into the Santiago campaign
the Cubans were happy. -Johnson City
(Tenn.) Comet.
Destiny seems to be thrusting the Phil
ippines upon the United States as a fairly
earned trophy of the war. —St. Louis
It was expected Havana would not
tumble till the autumn, hut results show
even Spanish pride goes before a fall.—
Philadelphia Times.
The capture of Manila before it Vus
possible to stay the hands of Dewey and
Merritt was u piece of tin-.fixed good for
tune. —Philadelphia Record.
The lion is doing some heavy growling,
but the hear keeps ominously quiet. He
may intend to rush the growler when
least expected.—Cleveland Plain Dealer.
It was a war without a single repulse to
our arms, and the most serious conse
quences of which were the result of had
management in ouf camps,—Boston Her
The fall of Manila by arms, instead of
its surrender by cartel, materially im
proves the position of the United States
in the negotiation at Paris.—Philadelphia
There is one way to divide up the San
tiago sea tight, and that is to give Samp
son credit for the blockade and Schley
credit for the light.—Memphis Commer
So far as the comments of the A met lean
press on the subject, during a period
four weeks, indicate anything, the pur
chase of a patent incubator by the Hob.
Grover Cleveland is without political sig
nificance.—Milwaukee Sentinel.
Onr Pacific Possessions,
Possession is nine points of law.—Bos
ton Globe.
It is definitely settled that they must
not he returned to >pain. New York
There is every reason to demand that
the Philippines should not be given up
or divided.—Tacoma Ledger.
1 here is a constantly increasing senti
ment throughout the country in favor of
the retention of the Philippine 1 funds. —
Nebraska State Journal.
The spectacle of Dewey alone at Manila,
but in control in spite of everything. Is a
solemn protest against giving buck the
Philippines,— Concord Evening Monitor.
American blood has been spilled upon
the soil of the Philippines. It is time to
stop the talk of the surrender of the isl
and to Spain. St. Louis Globe Democrat.
There is no longer the slightest appar
ent objection among the European powers
to our assuming tin* full ownership and
responsibility for the Philippine*,—De
troit Tribune.
Give up the Philippines? Oh, no; not
this year! We want them for commerce
and civilization, and we also want them
for strategic reasons quite as much.—As
bury Park Journal.
There is no disguising the temper of the
American people. The people of the Unit
ed States want the Government at Wash
ington to secure the full control of the
Philippine Islands. Peoria Jotnirnul.
What! Give up Manila! By no means.
Let the agitators call it imperialism if
they will, hut the true American sp'rit
will demand that we shall not surrender
one inch of territory upon which we have
so gallantly fought.—Philadelphia In
There is no determination yet as to
what we shall do with those islands, but
the •oplc are just as firmly resolved that
Spam shall never have them again ns
they are that she shall relinquish all claim
to Cuba and Porto Itico. Richmond (Ya.)
We presume there were people who talk
ed about ’’imperialism” when Thomas
Jefferson bought Louisiana, and, later on,
when Secretary Seward purchased Alas
ka. There is no impe rialisin in the pres
ent policy of the Anforioan Government.
No reason obtains why a republic should
not have colonies as well as an empire or
a monarchy.—Kingston Daily Freeman.
Hobson anil His Kiss.
Now that the girls have begun kissing
Hobson, it is high tine- for him to hurry
to th<- front. —Boston Globe.
Beware, take care. Hobson! There is
more peril in promiscuous kissing than
there is in dynamite, and its victims are
'more numerous. Boston Herald.
Having shown an admiring world how
he could handle anything nautical from a
collier to a cruiser, Hobson has now dem
onstrated'how gallantly he can handle a
“smack" —whether it he nautical or mere
ly naughty.- Philadelphia Record.
As smart a man as Hobson and espe
cially a person by that name is entitled
to his own choice in such a purely person
al matter. The United Slates pays him
for his services in the navy, and gets its
money’s worth, but being a kissing block
not among the duties imposed by the
uvernment regulations.—l.'ticu Press.
Dewey First and Last,
Admiral Dewey mad- the entrance of
the war and he makes tis exit as well.
From first to last he has held the center of
the stage.—Philadelphia Press.
Admiral Dewey lias won new laurels.
His capture *>f Manila i- likely to make
him coinniamler-in-chief of the whole
American fl***t. Boston Journal.
Messrs. Dewey and Merritt have issued
a protocol of their own whose terms will
not need construction with the aid of a
dictionary and a grammar. -Louisville
Admiral Dewey opened the war amt
ended it with equal ability. II is dash and
his patient thoroughness art* alike to be
admired. —St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
The surrender of Manila was a fit clos
ing to a war that has proved to the world
the prowess of American sailors and
American soldiers, volunteers and regu
lars. —Illinois State Register.
A highwayman held up Police Judge
John \V. Barrens, nearly <lO years old, at
Seda 1 in. Mo The judg'- managed to get
out his knife, and then took charge of the
robber, but lit broke away and escaped a
short distance from the police station,
whither he was le-imr taken.
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