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Official County Paper.
ADVERTISING RATES.
Tmm. ~ l" la. It tit <ls? SSfijSSTTsSC
1 week |1 00 fl 60(1.00 M.OO'ft.MOMt
• week! 1.80 < 96 8.75 B.TS (.00 ]( 5
(week! < 00| 8.00 • od T.wjlO.OO 16.0(
1 month I.WI S.TSf 6 25 # 25 11 00 I(.M
(months 1.00 4.(0 (.00 11. TWIT. 00 U.QI
• month* 4.00 6 (5 11.85 16.00 22.00 IB M
(months 6.60 8.00 16.00 20 00131.00 I a*
1 year |lo.oU|lS.Ot> 18,00 80 Qoj-UEOB H.’m
Business cards, not exceeding five m ea,
Legal advertisements at legal rate*. Advertise,
mmits inserted with no speolfled Urn. wtß ba
published until ordered out. and eharaed to
eordlngly. All blUs payable quarts*!^
OFFICIAL DIRECTORY.
County Officers.
County Judge 0. W Outii
Sheriff j. w Whit*
County Clerk Wm. Bbandor
County Treasurer A. T. Fobtuk
Register of Deeds Wm. Hutchisos
Clerk of the Court H. 0. Qohi.ino
District Attorney Iha 9. Griffin
bounty Superintendent Howaud Millbi
Surveyor W. H. Know kb
Coroner G. F. AIKBN
Chairmen Board of Supervisors....ALEX. Hill
Poor Commissioner E. Tilton
luperlntendent Insane Asylum. ..7. Wilkins
CITY OFFICERS.
WClerk .....H. K. K'XarC
Treasuror A. C. Cobt
Assessor Jos. On.on so
Police Justloe J. Henr, Henn-r
fustlces 1 K. S. rIeMU har
f
kfarha’l Gc„. W. StimbJ*
flonstables t \ B“*'*"'
1 A. 8. Nl§->i
SOCIETY DIRECTORY.
I A BELLE LOD E A F. A A. M. -
4 Meets the First and Third Wednesdays of
lach month. Hall In Williams' block.
VIROQUA LODGE. I. O O F.-MEETH ET
ery Saturday night In Williams’ block.
IyiROQCA ENCAMPMENT, I. O. O. 7.. NO.
V 60. Meets every Monday even ng.
Ancient order of united workmen
—First and third Tuesdays of aaoh month.
ORDE'ft of chosen friends.-meets
second and fourth Saturdays of each mth.
American legion of honor.-mekts
second and fourth Tuesdays of each m'th-
ALEX. LOWRIE POST. O. A. R— MEETS
first Monday evening of each month. In
W. It. C. hall.
Regina lodge, daughters of kk
bekah. No. as, meet- first and tlilid Mon
day of each month In 1. O. O. F. ball.
Modern woodmen of America, no.
ltml. meets Friday night of each week.
\fIBOQUA CHAPTER, O. E. 8., MEETS
second Tuesday ot each month In Masoulo
ball.
VIROQUA CHAPTER, R A M.. MEETS
every second and fourth Wednesday of
each month.
W* OMAN'S RELIEF Cos RMS.—MEETS 03
Tv alternate Hr. rnoons.
\\J C. T. U.-MKETS ALTERNATE TL'ES
v v • days at 3p. in.
10. o.~t! lodge.-meets on evert
• Wednesday evening, in Alliance hall.
tI'HE VIROQUA COUNCIL, NO. 129; A. P. A.,
JL meets at Alllauce hall every Tuesday night
7:30 O'clock.
VJ IROQUA K. O. T. M.-MEETS ON EVERT
Monday evening In Alliance ball, at 7 :0.
CHTJRCH DIItKCTOUY.
E7ETHODIBT EPISCOPAL.-SERVICEBAT
JLVA 10:80 a. m. and 7:30 p. m. each Sabbath,
Sunday school at 12 in. Prayer meetings oa
Thursday evenings.
JNONOREOATIONAI. CnURCH-SF.RVICES
J at lu :8o a. m and 7:30 p. m. each Sabbath,
unday tchool at 12 m.
/IHURCH OF CHRIST.—PREACHING EV
XJ ery Sunday at H':sn a. m. ami In the even
ing. iunday school si *. m.
.111
Norwegian Lutheran churcil- I
Services every Suuday at 8 o'clock.
T.T P. PROCTOR, ATTORNEY AND
<ll. Counselor, Viroqua, Wls. Will practice
In all Courts of the state. touting
given to Collections. * _
WIUBMJCH A LARBON, ATTORNEYS.
17 BpvcUl a tour.lon given to oolleotlons. Of
|. ,e * E# r jfua°n Block, second floor, Uni*
Street, Vlroqns, Wle.
Jackson Kiuuuqh. John S I.abhon.
WM. A. COTT, M D , PHYBICIANARD
Surgeon, Viroqua, Wls.
Office near residence. 1 bl'k B. I.rane’s hotel
A P. MIN SHALL, M. D„ PHYSICIAN
an i Burg on. A graduate of Keokuk
M) dloal College, one of the best of Us kind in
the United States. All oalls promptly attend
gd. day or night. Latest anil moat approved
teethoos of treatment usel.
Ofßoe In Caason's Bl’k. Viboqua, Wl_B,
V E. MORLEY. M. D., PHYSICIAN
JC . and Burgeon. Viroqua, Wi*. Offloo over
Craig A Co’s drug store, on west side of hall.
All calls attended promptly day or night.
M. Kurknson. Chas. 11. TnownaiiKiE
CURENSON At TROWBRIOCE,
Physicians AndSuuijkons, Vlrot|ua, Wls
Calls 111 city or country promptly utlunded
Oltice over Craig St Co's drug store.
JOHN DAWSON A CO.- OEAERAI
Insur.vx. and Ileal Kstalo Agency,Viroqua.
Oltice In Williams block, second floor.
VERNON CO. COURT -REGULAB
v terms in the first Tuesday of each
month, at the tout t house 1 ruin 9 to 12 u. m.
and 130 to 6p. m. U. O. MAHONE Y,
County J uuge.
K. J. Buttle, md. W. M Tbowbbidoh, mb.
DRS. SUTTLE A TROWBRIDGE.
Dr. Trowbridge, late resident physician and
•nrgeon Cook county hospital, Chicago.
• ALL GALLS ATTENDED PROMPTLY •
Day or night, from office.
GKO. E. CHAHBERS,
DENTIST.
Crown nnd Bridge Work, Metal Plates
and all other hran lies of dental work done la
the latest and must Improve,i manner. Satis
faction guaranteed. Oltice In Towner’s block
VIROQUA, • - WIS.
J. H. Chase,
DENTIST.
Offlca ovar Chandler's [ Viroqua.
C. W. Gi<AVER, D. O. Mahoney.
CRAVES A MAHONEY.
Attorneys & Counsellors at Law
Practice 'n all Courts. Money Loaned
on Kcal Estate. Collections Promp
tly Attended to.
Office over Bank of Viroqua.
VIROQUA, WIS.
WE CAN DO
anything in the line of
PRINTING.^
PLAIN or FANCY
PRINTING....
EXECUTED
Restaurant p Boarding,
MRS. L. C. RICE
Is now located la her new building, second
floor, and is prepared to furnish board by dav
•r week. Lunches • rved at reasonable rates,
flappers furnished tor balls and private par
ties. Accommodations fur 78 couples. Bakery
•applies for sale.
ovs~te:
ariN BULK OR OAR.
Ontario Steel Bridge Works. %
ONTARIO, WIS. H. TIMMERMAN, Proprietor.
-—MANUFACTURE-
Steel S&r/Wyes, &toof Urussee, Steel TJubee for
Sub-Structures, Culverts, Arches, etc., of any diameter or length.
ITWRITE JF~CDF? INFORMATION NEEDED.
THE VERNON COUNTY CENSOR.
VOL. XLlll. —NO. 3(>.
Royal iiiakt*B the footl pure ,
wholesome aud delicious .
urn
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nsieifl
&AkiHo
POWDER
Absolutely Pure
Rt VAL BAKING POWDER CO., NfW YORK.
Well Provided with Fiction.
It happened in a bookstore.
“Wlmt can I show you, madam?” he
asked. “Something in the line of fic
tion ?”
“No,” she answered slowly. “I think
I'll try history for a change. I get
enough fiction when my husband gets
home late from the club.”—Chicago
Post.
Defined.
Bobby—Pop, who are the “women of
the hour?"
Papa—Those who say they'll be ready
in a second, my son.—New York Jour
nal.
♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦*♦♦•
T W. F. LINDLMAN.V H. LINDEMANN,
♦ President. Cashier.
| Bank of Viroqua.
X [State Bane—Capital (50.0c0.u0.)
♦ Lindemann & Rusk, Props.
Y United State* bond*. Inland and foreign
’ exchange, gold, idtverand unonrrent money
♦ bought amt Fold. Certificate* of deposit
tuned payable on demand, to draw interest
If led six months.
Business Hours, 9 a. m. to 4 p. m.
ColleotJon* and banking business promptly
attended to and remit anoea made
on day ot collection.
15. Ueque,
Dentist,
VIROQUA, • WM.
Grown and Bridge TfWk. Matal sad an
tthw branches ot Dental work in th* latest
Improved manner. W guarantee worJv
Onrei nr Dxtlin's Block.
F\ I_. RARNEY,
• I>. I). H. •
VIROQUA. WIS.
SM&DOES FIHE DESTAL WORK.
Enc listing. Bridge, Grown and Odd Tint?
Work. Special attention given to correcting
Irregularities and preservation of the natural
teeth. Twenty-four years practical exneitenco
and study. Dental Parlors In Herrick Block.
C. Hr MINBHALL,
fitiorney-ai-Lauj,
Viroqua, Wls.
Loans,Collection* and Pensions,
PATENTS.
tr Office In second story Williams' Block
IRA B. GRIFFIN, Attorney at Law.
IRA S. GRIFFIN,
LIFE, FIRE, ACClDtfll' AND TORNADO
INSUHANCE.
Seneral Oollec.ing Agenoy. Loan* Negotiated
—ViaapuA, Wia
f*l. A-SVieUM,
MERCHANT TAILOR,
FINH CUSTOM WORK A SPECIALTY.
•Perfect Fit Guaranteed.!
VIROQUA. WISCONSIN.
Shirt Waists?
Do we do this class of work?
Of course ivc do! Do we
pull buttons off and rip them
in any way? We guess not!
Family Washings?
Why, yes! we do that kind
of work, and we do it right,
tco. We never have a kick—
at us.
Just Try Us!
VIROQUA STEAM
LAUNDRY
N. Coe & Son,
—PROPRIETORS OF —
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I the!
i NEW HARNESS ii
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SHOP
If yon want a good donbl® harness
for spring work, now is the time to plaee
your order. We know we oan supply
yonr wants
REPAIRING?. SPECIALTY
DEWEY WOULD EIGHT
H£ SO TOLD THE GERMANS AT
MANILA BAY.
Plucky American Admiral Advised
Meddlesome Germans thut If They
Wanted to Try Conclusion* They
Would Be Accommodated.
Shameful Proceedings.
Few ret*.!::;' the difficulties with which
Admiral Dewey had to contend in the
Philippines since the sinking of the Span
ish licet. Indeed, that feat was the least
diilieult of his many labors, says a corre
spondent of the New York Sun, writing
prior to the capture of Manila. His chief
trouble was occasioned by the Germans.
1 he latter seemed *o take special delight
in violating moral proprieties and disre
garding Admiral Dewey’s regulations.
Admiral Dewey had ordered that there
should lie no movement of ships or boats
about the b at night without his know!
edge and p. uiasion. That was neces
sary to an effective blockade, and in order
to be legal, a blockade must be effective.
The Germans began at once to disregard
the regulation. They sent launches about
after sundown as if there had been no
such regulations. The launches were
stopped by our patrol boats and some of
them were turned back. The result was
friction between the two admirals. Von
Diedrichs protested. Dewey replied that
his ugulation must l.e observed.
The Germans kept up their work and
Dewey's ships have watched the Ger
mans at night with their searchlights.
It is particularly offensive to one wur
ship to be the target for another's search
light, but that has happened to the Ger
mans several times as the wheeling Amer
ican lights examined the bay to see what
VICE-ADMIItAI. VON DIEDRICUB.
was going on. Yon Diedriehs did not like
it. Dewey sent word that he regretted
the necessity of such work, but he was
compelled to keep informed of what went
on in the bay at night, lie intimated that
the Germans " were acting ns if they
thought that they wer. blockading Manila
instead of the Americans.
It is quite within his right as the block
ader to do this, but Von Diedriehs pro
tested. The German admiral twisted
Dewey’s contention and construed it as a
claiiii of the right of search. The Ameri
can admiral had never set up claim to
such a right, but he insisted that lie had
the right to know the character of every
ship that came into the buy and its busi
ness, and that file mere fact that a ship
flew the German flag did not prove that
she was German, because it is recognized
in international law as a right of any war
ship to fly any colors desired.
Dewey Willing to Tight.
Matters kept getting worse. German
launches were slopped and sent to their
ships. Permission to move in the nighi
time was refused on some occasions, and
finally Admiral Dewey took occasion to
say to the German flag lieutenant* that
certain things meant war and the Ger
mans were approaching dangerously near
them. Then he added in substance that
if the Germans wanted war they could
have it now or at any other time, here or
at any other place.
In reply to this Yon Diedriehs took a
pacificatory tone and disavowed any in
tention of violating proper usages or the
American admiral’s blockade regulations.
Then came the Subig bay incident. The
insurgents were attacking Islu do Grande.
They had captured n steamer from the
Spanish and they sent her down to Subig
with men. She cuu e hack one afternoon
and reported to Dewey that the cruiser
Irene had prevented her from attacking
Grande Island and had forced her to haul
down her insurgent Hag and raise a white
one.
Dewey sent the Raleigh and Concord
there at once. They went in and cleared
for action at H:ls the next morning, ready
for what might come, German or other
wise. As they went in on one side of
the island, the Irene came out on the
other at full steam. The two American
ships took the island with 1>23 prisoners,
nearly all Spanish soldiers, and HOO rilles,
with an immense quantity of ammunition.
When the Irene came back the McCul
loch spoke, but did not stop her. This
brought a protest from both sides. Yon
Diedriehs objected to the hunting up of
his ships. Dewey declared that the Ger
mans were lending aid and comfort to our
enemies, thereby making themselves open
ly Spain’s allies. He sent a message to
the German admiral, the substance of
which was:
“Is there peace or war between our
countries? If there is war I want to know
it. If there is peace I want you to change
your course. The way to make war is to
clear up ship and go at it.”
Yon Diedriehs replied withjm apology
and then as if repenting he wrote to Ad
miral Dewey a note in which he miscon
strued Dewey’s contention about right to
speak incoming ships, and said he would
lay the mntter before commanders-in
chief now in the harb- r. Since then
Dewey has heard nothing from him, but
he has heard what happened when Yon
Diedriehs called on Capt. Chichester of
the Immortalite, the senior officer of the
English squadron. The Englishman
showed the German his instructions, by
which he was ordered to do what Dewey
had been contending that the Germans
should do. There was not much ground
left for Yon Diedriehs after that.
AWFUL BUFFETING IN HAVANA.
Condition of Thing* There Reported
ns Horrible.
Reports from Havana picture the con
dition of things there as horrible. I‘revis
ions and other necessaries of life are very
scarce, and prices continue high. The co
lonial government imposed the highest
customs duties, v hVi continue in force,
making prices high and rendering the sit
uation of the poor very painful. The free
kitchens which have been established in
Havana daily furnish about 30,000 per
sons with food, but owing to the great
number of poor in the city who are with
out food of any sort, the amount of sup
plies handled by these kitchens is quite
insufficient to relieve the distress to any
great extent. Women nnd children lie
.about the streets, pale and emaciated, and
looking more like corpses than living be
ings.
JAUDENKS FORGOT TO SIGN.
Spanish Commander at Manila Was
Probably Excited.
The Spanish cabinet examined the terms
of the capitulation of Manila ns cabled
by Gen. Tejeiro. They appear to apply
to Manila only. The question of the re
patriation of the Spanish troops is left to
the decision of the American Government.
Gen. Jaudenes. who succeeded Gen. Au
gusti in the military command at Manila,
it was stated, had not sent a dispatch to
the Government. The latest explanation
of this is that the dispatch of Tejeiro real
ly was sent by .Taudenes. hut that the lat
ter forgot to affix his signature.
VIItOGUA, WISCONSIN, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31, 188.
UNCLE RAM WILL BE READY.
In Cose of Hitch in Peace Negotia
tions with Spain.
Washington special:
The order of the Navy Department for
the drydoeking and repairs of the big
".hips Admiral Sampson's fleet Indicates
that this Government will not be caught
napping either by Spain or by any other
nation which may seek to interfere with
the accomplishment of its aims.
It is the intention of the department to
put all the lighting vessels of the navy in
the very best possible shape during the
existence of the armistice. In the event
that Great Britain should remain firm in
her refusal to allow the ships of Admiral
Dewey's fleet to dock at Ilong Kong, ar
rangements will very likely he made to
send a floating dock to the Philippines.
This will certainly he done if Admiral
Dewey recommends it.
The Navy Department will also see to
it that all the ships of the navy are pro
vided with smokeless powder during the
armistice. While the ships are at the
navy yards undergoing needed repairs the
sailors who served their guns so gallant
ly at Ranti-igo are to he given liberal shore
leaves i:> compel.rate them for the hard
service they have rendered. Some <j?
them have not had any shore leave fo
seven months.
The War Department will take equal
care to do <•.erything possible to increase
the efficiency of the land forces during
the armistice. The troops in the field wi".
be reduced, probably to 100,(XX). Wit a
only this number of soldiers to look nfte
the War Department will be able to take
care of all their wants promptly. They
will all be armed with the Krug-Jorgensen
rifles, and target practice will he taken up
in ell the camps. If Spain should con
clude to continue the war after the peace
commission has finished its work, or if
any of the powers of Europe should at
tempt to interfere with the administra
tion's policy in the Philippines, the United
States will be found in splendid shape to
cope with the emergency. It is not ex
pected. however, that there will be any
more fighting and the measures to be tak
en by th<‘ War and Navy Departments
are purely precautionary.
The administration is pleased with the
condition of affairs in Porto Itico, where
the Spanish commander, Gen. Macias, is
showing a friendly spirit in co-operating
with the Americans in making ready for
the evacuation.
BLOODSHED AT CAVITE.
Ferious Clash Between the American
Troops anil Nutives.
There was a serious clash nt Cavite be
tween United States soldiers and the in
surgents, the riot resulting in the killing
of one soldier and the serious wounding
of another. George Hudson, a member
of the Utah battery, got into a dispute
with a native shopkeeper. Fearing trou
ble, he tired his revolver in the air to at
tract the attention of some of his fellow
soldiers. A great crowd of natives ran
to the scene of the disturbance, and at
once began firing their revolvers, killing
Hudson and seriously wounding Corporal
William Anderson of the same battery,
who had hurried to the "ssistanee of Ilud-
A detachment of the Fourth cavalry
was < lied out and dispersed at Filip
pinos.
On the same night some of the soldiers
doing guard duty saw a large party of
natives stripping the wreck of a gunboat
which was lying in Cavite bay. A boat
with an armed force was put off from
the shore. The sailors hailed the natives,
who faileil to answer. Then the soldiers
fired a volley, killing one and wounding
another.
FAVOUR CESSION OF JAMAICA.
Neville Luhhnck Thinks Island Should
llelimv to America.
Neville Lubbock, who was the expert
adviser of the British delegates upon the
occasion of the Brussels conference upon
the question of sugar bounties, was inter
viewed in reference to tin* proposed action
by the Jamaicans to petition the Queen
for the cession of the island of Jamaica
to the United States. Mr. Lubbock said
that in his opinion the cession of the isl
and to America would 1m- of immense ad
vantage to the people of the island. Al
most all the products of the island, with
the exception of rum. went to the United
Statr-s, and there was a feeling that the
British West Indies colonies had been
shamefully treated by the mother coun
try.
WANTS CREDIT FOR INDIANA.
Captain Tnylor Com plains that He Was
Slighted.
Captain 11. C. Taylor of the battleship
Indiana has taken exception to Rear Ad
miral Sampson's report of the sea battle
in Santiago bay, declaring that the In
diana was not given the credit it justly de
served. He declares that the Indiana (lur
ing: the first hour contributed more to the
destruction of the Oquendo and Marie
Teresa than any other vessel of the squad
ron, except one, and equaled it. Rear
Admiral Sampson, upon receiving the
Complaint of the Indiana’s captain, an
swered tin- letter of objection, giving the
Indiana nil the credit it deserved and apol
ogizing for what seemed to have been nn
oversight.
SAMP.-ON CORRECTS GARCIA.
Denies that Cervera Surrendered to
the Cubans.
Admiral Sampson said concerning the
report that Garda claims that Cervera
surrendered to the Cubans and was turn
ed over to the nnry, that it could not be
true. There were no Cubans about, ex
cept a few on shore. These few employ
ed themselves by shooting at the defense
less Spaniards. It is questionable if the
Spaniards would have escaped alive, the
admiral said, if it had not been for the
American suitors. The admiral snys Cer
vera was taken off his flagship by the
Gloucester, and was afterward taken
aboard the lowa.
WAR COST SPAIN $;i.)0,00 ),000.
Mnat Pay $10,000,000 More to Bring
Her Troop* Pome.
A dispatch from Madrid says that the
repatriation of nil the Spanish troops in
the Antilles will cost 50,(XX),000 pesetas
($10,000,000). The total cost of the war
has been 3,000,000,000 pesetas ($G00,000,-
000). The collection of $10,000,000 in
Cuba, Porto Rico and the Philippines to
ward the support of the army will short
ly be attempted.
JAPAN AFTER THE LADRONE9.
Hope* to Purchase the Islands When
Pence la Restored.
Steamer advices state that Japanese
diploma* are watching with great inter
est the development of peace between the
United States and Spain. Late Japanese
newspapers agree that that country
should buy the Ladrone Islands, either
from the United States or Spain. Japan
is reaching out in every way to develop
her fisheries, and it is with this idea in
view that the lauirones are being consid
ered.
First Volunteer of the War,
Prescott, Ariz.. claims that it furnfched
the first volunteer in the present war, and
that from that place the first company
started to the front. The volunteer was
Capt. O’Neill of the rough riders, and a
u wument to his memory is to be erected
on the court house plaza of Prescott.
Gen. Ph .fter's P Lsoners,
According to advices from Gen. Shnfter
the number of Spaniards who surrendered
when Santiago came into American hands
was 23.72(5. Of these near,? 3JXX) were
volunteers, thus leaving the number to he
deported to Spain a little under 21,(XH).
Between 10,0(X1 and 12JXXI stands of
Mauser rifles were taken and several mill
ion rounds of ammunition.
Montoro 1* Dismiseed.
Gen. Montoro, captain general of the
Canary Islands, has been dismissed by
the Government on the ground that he
erndemned the conclusion of peace and in
cited his own t roups to rebel.
THE BADGER STATE.
NEWS OF THE WEEK CONCISELY
CONDENSED.
Big Deal* in Pine Lands—Bad Wash
outs Neur Victory-Hatpin Extract
ed from a Child’s Leg-Kidd Is Held
—Match Packers on Strike.
Two Big Deals Made at Rhinelnndcr.
At Rhinelander, the sale of 400 acres
of pine land, owned by Dr. A. D. Daniels,
was made to Tim O’Connor of Vernik
The logs from this tract will he cut this
winter aud will he hanked into the Wis
consin river and run to Merrill to be turn
ed into lumber. Mr. Shepard also pur
chased the Anderson one-third interest in
1,000 acres of • - pine near Star
lake, for C. A. Uoouyea , the big Tom ah
lumberman. The consideration of sale is
not known. Mr. Shepard, in company with
Ed Gabe, Mr. Goodyear’s superintendent,
has just returned rum a tour of inspec
tion among the big pines of Vilas County,
where they located anew line of railroad
and anew loggia,- camp on the large tract
purchased for Air. Goodyear last winter.
Logging operati'-ii', will commence as soon
ns the rails are laid on the new spur being
built from the Chicago, Milwaukee and
St. Paul road near the foot of Plum lake.
Heavy Rain Causes Washouts.
Reports from Vernon and Crawford
counties show damage from the recent
storm widespread. Crops as a rule are
nicely harvested and out of the way, but
tobacco and corn “got it in the neck” and
stacked grain was badly damaged. For
a number of hours trallic on the C., B. &
N. road was practically suspended on ac
count of the disastrous washouts near
Victory. The bridge was carried away
find in another place a section four feet
deep and sixty feet long was washed out.
The damage to the roadbed was general
along the line for a distance of six miles.
The St. Paul road on the west side of the
Mississippi did not suffer so much. A con
siderable rise in the Mississippi is re
ported.
Strike Leader Bound Over.
At Oshkosh, Thomas I. Kidd wus bound
over for trial. Bail of SI,OOO was given
by Joseph Thalhofer, a local merchant.
The examination of Mr. Kidd, secretary
of the Amalgamated Wood Workers’
Union, and George Zentner and Michael
Troiber, on the charge of conspiring to
injure the business of the Paine Lumber
Company during the wood workers’ strike
was resumed in municipal court. All the
factories were running with as many men
as they could use, all the crews having
proffered themselves, and matters are as
suming a normal condition.
Affects Paper Makers,
A. L. Smith of Appleton, president of
the Green Bay and Mississippi Can and
Company, Ims returned from an extended
summer trip in the East, and says that
the Eastern merchants expect that the
close of the Spanish war will bring a re
markable revival of business in this coun
try, placing the nation on a plane commer
cially which it has never hitherto been
able to attain. In the paper business, es
pecially along the lines of newspaper man
ufacture, there has hcn an unprecedent
ed boom.
Extracted a Hatpin.
Little Esther Ilarlnnd of Marshall, nged
3, had the misfortune to break one of her
legs about two weeks ago. The leg got
along nicely until the little girl complain
ed about pits e,K the bone protruding.
A doctor was summoned and succeeded in
removing a portion of a hat pin, one and
one-half inches long, from a point about
two inches below the fracture. It is not
known when or how the pin got there and
it seemed to be newly broken. The little
one has not suffered from the effects.
Girls on a Strike.
Eighty girls walked out of the Diamond
Match factory at Oshkosh. They were
employed in the packing department and
were paid 2% cents n ease. They demand
ed 3 cents a case and cln' .i that they will
not go back until tiny get that price. This
is the second strike at this factory in four
months. In the former one the girls got
an advance of V/i cents, but since then
the cases have been changed.
State Items of Interest.
Brillion has anew tire engine at a cost
of $2,4(X).
Miss Anna Loohn was married to Philip
Ivireher nt Appleton.
Richard Nelson of Racine is in a critical
condition at Jacksonville.
Gustav Ploff was seriously injured in
a runaway at Weyauwega,
Anew school house is to be erected at
Osceola at a cosLof S4,(XX).
Joseph Gebhardt of Richfield was
caught in an engine and crushed to death.
Rain and hail damaged Wisconsin to
bacco crop. Crop is best growth in years.
A 3-year-old child living at Newburg
died from the effect of eating wild cher
ries.
The Mcmtshn baseball club is to take
the place of the Stevens Point club in the
new league.
Prominent Racine society ladies have
started a chain letter to raise funds for
Company F.
Oscar Merrill, a prominent young farm
er of Beloit, died from the effects of a
kick by n horse.
Three hoys who escaped from the Min
nesota reform school at Red Wing, were
captured at Trempealeau.
The Brown brothers of Racine are on
their return from Klondike very much
disgusted with the gold regions.
William Do Steese of Fond du Lae has
been appointed aide-de-camp on the de
partment staff of the G. A. It.
George Westmou. a well-known resi
dent of Marinette, has returned from Se
attle, where he has been fitting out a
Klondike expedition for the last three
months.
The log trains of the Diamond Match
Company are bringing in about ninety
ears of logs daily. The total amount of
timber received for this season will be
about 30,000,000 feet.
H. E. Wetherby of the United States
infantry, who was wounded at Santiago
in the battle under Gen. Shafter, has re
turned to his home at New London on a
furlough of thirty days.
William Lund, a 7-year-old Marinette
boy, was instantly killed by falling from
the rear of a wagon and another heavy
vehicle passing over him, crushing his
skull and mangling his body.
Ex-Policeman William Brown of Ra
cine, a member of the Horn expedition
for Alaska, has returned on aceount of
not being able to stand the rigorous cli
mate.
Andrew Holden, an employe of the
Marinette Planing Mill Company, was se
riously injured and had a narrow escape
from being killed. While putting some
short boards through a planer his clothes
caught in the shaft and in an instant he
was drawn into iuc "'hiding iron and his
clothes ripped off his body. This was
the only thing that saved his life. He sus
tained a compound fracture of his left
kneecap and a similar fracture of the right
leg.
Gov. Scofield pardoned Patrick McDon
ald. aged 80, an inmate of the State pris
on.
One of the biggest pulp-wood contracts
ever let in the Fox river valley has re
cently been awarded to J. H. Green & Son
of Appleton. It calls for 10,(XX) cords and
more, if it can be gotten out before the
season is over.
Eastern lumber buyers have thronged
the Marinette yards for the first time
since hostilities* opened. Over 20.000,000
feet of lumber, valued at S3SO,(XX), have
been sold to Eastern parties and lumber
men are inclined to hold their stock anti
cipating mu h better prices as a result of
the war.
The M. E. parsonage at Lone Hock was
burglarized by tramps.
At Brandon, the wife of Willinm Tur
ner gave birth to triplets, three boys.
Edmund Jewett Smalley, a pioneer resi
dent ef Manitowoc, died at the age of 81.
Joseph Ilintz of Stevens Point, 11 years
old, fell off a pier into the river and was
drowned.
Mike Schultz fell from a scaffold at Ma
rinette and was badly cut about the head
and hands.
Alfred Cushman of Brodhead fell from
the top of n telephone pole and broke his
leg and wrist.
All Janesville did honor to the remains
of Private Harry Gifford, who died at
Jacksonville.
Joseph Maloney’s barn .it Bloomer, fill
ed with hay, burned. Loss. $2,500; par
tial insurance.
Hans P. Larson of Neenah, who was
twice shot at Santiago, has arrived home
on a furlough.
The dam at the combined locks near
Appleton broke away and left the pond
bed almost dry.
Fire destroyed the public school build
ing at Boyd. The loss on school property
is about $5,000.
The yacht Periti which it was feared
had been lost in the recep' >rm, hns
put in at Racine.
Ernest Wierski, an old resident of Glen
wood. has begun the erection of a large
flour and feed mill.
The contract has been let for an addi
tion to the Kiel high school, which will
cost about SS,IK Ml.
A house at Sparta owned by Mrs. E.
Mitting, occupied by F. E. Palmer, wns
destroyed by fire.
Corporal Roy Muyhard died at Jackson
ville while his mother was on the way
there to nurse him.
Ex-members of Company E of Beloit,
First regiment, W. X. CL, have organized
a Veterans’ association.
Frank Vieth of Marinette fell with a
tray of lemonade, on an excursion steam
er, and injured his spine.
The potato crops near Stevens Point
and Stockton are reported as excellent
this year, farmers receiving 20 to 25 cents
per busuel.
Forrest De Lap and George Davis of
Mauston, who have returned from the
Santiago fight, complained bitterly of the
ungrateful Cubans.
The end of the war was celebrated at
Fox Lake by the booming of annou, a
display of fireworks and bonfires. Patri
otic addresses were made.
George Johnson of Marinette, while
fishing with a Milwaukee friend, cast his
line at a golden eagle, which was sitting
on a stump, and lassoed it.
At Kaukanna, Philemon Xugan’s two
story building, occupied by his dry goods
and clothing store, was entirely destroyed
by fire. Loss about $35,000.
News was received of the death of Otto
Merkel of Appleton. Private Merkel was
a member of Company G for some time
and has relatives in Appleton.
W. A. Ellis, who has been treasurer of
the Peshtigo School Board for forty years,
resigned. He became treasurer of the
board when it was organized.
The funeral of Private Evenson of Ra
cine was the largest attended and the
most elaborate eve* known in that city.
The procession was nearly two miles long.
A building of James Ballentine & Sons
at Mauston was burned with its contents,
consisting of several buggies, cutters and
some stored lumber. Other losses are
reported.
At Kiel, while blasting stone Joseph
Schieker, Jr., had his left hand torn away
while trying to remove a charge from a
gun which failed to go off. Amputation
was necessary above the wrist.
Racine bricklayers went on a strike, re
fusing to work with non-union hodear
riers. Contractor Edwards says that he
will not discharge the non-union men and
has sent to Milwaukee and Chicago for
bricklayers.
Matthew Keenan, a pioneer of Milwau
kee. and until a few years ago vice-presi
dent of the Northwestern Mutual Life
Insurance Company, died of apoplexy.
He went there when 12 years of age, with
his parents, in 1837.
An attempt was made to hold up a Belle
City Street Railway electric car on tl.
Wisconsin street route, after 11 o’clock
the other night at Racine Junction, by
two men who wore masks, but the rob
bery was not accomplished.
A lumber deal involving something like
SIOO,OOO has just been closed up in La
Crosse. The Sawyer A: Austin Lumber
Company hns purchased the entire sea
son’s run of Ray & Pettibone’s lumber cut
in the McDonald Bros.’ mill.
The will of Eleanor Ren wick of Brod
head, which has been contested, has been
settled in favor of two sisters living in
New York. The will bequeathed her prop
erty to her relatives without mentioning
names and without reference to thos
dead or living.
Gov. Scofield has pardoned Patrick Ale*
Donald, an inmate of the State prison
who is over 80 years old and has been foi
thirty years a "trusty” under the various
wardens of the prison, and was allowed
liberty about the city of Waupun in pur
suing his duties.
About midway between Ripon uuf
Green Lake lives a farmer who has a
“tough luck story” to tell. Several days
ago his 10-year-old daughter, his 18 and
21 >-y ear-old sons left home and the thro*
of them were married. The girl wa*
married in Ripon and the boys in Berlin,
the Ripon justice refusing to “Hunsber
ger” the whole three of them its succes
sion. On the way back from Berlin the
wedding party had the misfortune to col
lide with another rig and the newly mar
ried couples were arrested for being dis
orderly. Since the weddings the children
have not been home and the father is in
a peck of trouble. He is trying to have
the nuptial knots untied. He has a large
farm, upon which the children did a great
deal of work.
C. D. Church, the well-known reul es
tate and insurance man of Oshkosh, was
the victim of a lmd accident which occur
red on Main street. The old gentleman
was struck by an electric car and burled
into the air, striking the ground with fear
ful force. He was seriously injured.
The much-talked-of Bain drive at Ke
nosha is at last to be a reality and tne
contract for the work has been let to A. E.
Rutledge & Cos. The drive will be named
after the public donor, Mr. Rain, and
when it is completed Kenosha will lihy
a drive such as no Wisconsin city of bet
size can boast of.
W. D. Jones, a well-known horscinrg
in Racine, was kicked in the face by a
vicious stallion and had all the bones in
the left side of his face broken. His
brain is seriously affected and the attend
ing physician thinks that he will not re
cover. t
Between the hours of 4:30 and 0:30
o'clock the other evening a hold daylight
robbery took place at the Fond du Lac
Northwestern depot. An Indiana s[mrts
nian. who was on his way north to indulge
in a couple of weeks of hunting, had his
hunting outfit stolen. Besides an extra
suit of clothes, fishing rods and guns, sev
eral other articles belonging to the gen
tleman were taken.
Gov. Scofield appointed as delegates to
the national irrigation congress at Chey
enne, Wyo., G. B. Rhymer of Madison,
Prof. F. King of the University of W is
consin. A. C. Powers of Beyoit and H. L.
Austin of Evansville.
At Marinette, lightning struck the
house of Charles Peterson while he was
sitting within three feet of where the bolt
passed down a waterpipe to the cellar.
He received a severe shock, knocking him
insensible, tnd he was out of his head all
day. numbed and stiffened. Heavy plas
tering fell firm the ceiling near a child
on the floor. It was a narrow escape for
the rest of the family. Mr. Peterson ia
improving. - *
TO LEAVE PORTO RICO.
Gen. Miles to Fend Home All Troops
Not Needed.
Orders have been issued directing Gen.
Miles to send home from Porto Rico all
troops not actually needed for service
there. No point has been designated as
yet for their disembarkation in the United
States, hut an examination of several
sites is in progress. It is desired to secure
a healthful camp and at the same time
one where disembarkation can take pitice
ot once without any delay such as occur
red at Montuuk. The United States trans
port City of Macon arrived from Montauk
Point. She left Santiago Aug. 15 with
the Seventeenth infantry for Montauk
Point. The transport Seneca, Captain
Decker, also arrived from Montauk. The
Seneca left Santiago Aug. 13, with the
Fourth infautry, and arrived ot Montauk
the 18th.
BARKED BY HAITL
Permission to Kstnblish American
Weather Station There Is Refused.
Early in the summer stops were takeu
by the administration to establish a chain
of weather bureau stations in the West
Indian islands and Central America, so
that the approach of hurricanes originat
ing in those waters might be announced
to shipping on the Southern coasts. This
was the weakest point in the weather bu
reau service, as sufficient warning of the
approach of these tropical storms could
not be given, owing to lack of informa
tion. The various Governments within
whose territory it was proposed to es
tablish stations readily gave consent, with
the single exception of Ilayti. While the
specific reason for her refusal is not given
in the correspondence between Minister
Powell aud the Haytian foreign office, it
is undoubtedly due to a fear on the part
of Haytians that tl.e establishment of the
(station at Mole St. Nicholas might he the
beginning of territorial acquisition the r c
by the United States.
HE BLAMES SHAFTER.
Castillo Gives Cuban Version of Dis
pute with Garcia.
Brig. Gen. Jonqnin I). Castillo, who ac
companied Gen. Shafter to Cuba as the
representative of the Cuban army, return
ed a few days ago on one of the Govern
ment transiKirts to Montauk Point, and
has submitted his report to the Cuban
juntn in New Y’ork. Gen. Castillo made
a statement concerning the disagreement
at Santiago between Gen. Shafter and
Gen. Cnlixto Garcia, in which he alleges
that the American commander volun
tarily promised to turn over the city to
the Cubans when it was captured, and
then broke that promise. He says that
all the trouble could have been avoided if
Gen. Shnfter h. and been less brusque in his
manner. Gen. Castillo makes a denial
of all the charges that have been made
against the Cubans.
MORE SHIPS FOR DEWEY.
Asiatic Fqnadron to Be Made Strong
Enough for Emergency.
Admiral Dewey’s squadron at Manilu
is to be re-enforced. At least three or
four of the crack vessels of the North At
lantic fleet are to be sent to Manila in
the near future. They will go by way
of the Suez canal and will reach Asiatic
waters in the early fall. The details of
the eastern squadron have not yet been
completed, but it is known that the bat
tleship Oregon, the fast cruisers New
York and Brooklyn, and, possibly, the
battleship Indiana, are to be overhauled
and put in shape for the trip. The osten
sible reason for sending four big fighting
vessels to the far east is that Admiral
Dewey’s ships, having been in commis
sion so long, cannot be properly docked
and cleaned for months.
LAY DOWN AHMS.
Followers of Ag uinaldo Have Been Or
dered to Itck in Planting Rice.
Aguinaldo’s adjutant, Infante, says that
the insurgent loadot has ordered his men
to lay aside their arms and to plant rice
for future war necessities. The situation
growing out of the half hostile attitude of
the insurgents to the Americans is im
proving. Aguinaldo, who had control of
the city’s water works, has permitted the
use of the water without it being neces
sary to compel him to do so. Get.. Mer
ritt has relinquished the military com
mand at Manila to Gen. Otis and has as
sumed his duties as military governor.
SAN JL'AN II AH lit >H OPEN.
Trade with the Cupltnl City of Porto
Rico Resumed.
The harbor of San .Tuan is now open,
and foreign vessels may enter at any time.
T’.„ ship sunk in the entrance of the chan
nel to keep the Americans out has !>oen
partially removed, and a passageway 2(55
feet in width is left open. Preparations
for the evacuation of the city are progress
ing rapidly, and the Spanish soldiers are
anxious to return home. Merchants and
manufacturers are anxious for the Ameri
cans to take possession of the city.
ARMY WILL AID CUBANS.
Mies Burton’s Offer to Distribute Sup
plies Declined.
The Red Cross Society will not have
charge of th distribution of relief sup
plies to the destitute Cubans, owing to
the opposition of the subsistence depart
ment. The subsistence officers say that
the law authorizing the distribution of
food does not permit the work to he done
by any person or organization outside of
the army. The offer of Miss Clara Bar
ton, therefore, has been declined.
Reducing Our Auxiliary Flee t.
Our auxiliary fleet is to be immediately
reduced to actual requirements. Some
transports are to be sold, and others kept.
The American liners St. Louis, St. Paul,
Y'ale and Harvard are to be returned to
the company owning them. The finest
colliers will become a part of the navy.
The revenue eutiers will be returned to
the Treasury Department.
Sleep in the Churches.
Gen. Jaudenes cables from Manila com
plaining that the Americans hare monop
olized every available housing place, and
the Spanish soldiers nre obliged to sleep
in the churches. Gen. Jaudenes describes
the men as literally lying in heaps.
Garcia Is Out of Army.
Calixto Garcia, the insurgent leader
who had trouble with (Jen. Shafter at
Santiago and tendered his resignation to
the Cuban Government, has handed in
his resignation for the second time, and it
has been accepted.
Rainy Season Now On.
The rainy season in Cuba bus now set in
with a steady downpour. Our troops
therefore are moved from Santiago none
too soon, as physicians are ail agreed that
the condition of the men, already deplora
ble, ”ould have been greatly aggravated
by the rain aud consequent increase of
malarial fevers.
Blanco Ordered to Fight.
Blanco informs the Madrid Government
that the Cuban insurgents continue at
tacking the Sfianish everywhere. In con
sequence of this report the council in
structed Gen. Blanco to resume an offen
sive attitude toward the insurgents only.
Santiago Schools to Open.
Gen. Wood had a conference with the
Santiago commissioners of schools in re
gard to the opening of public schools to
the 4,000 children of the city of school
tge. The result of the conference is that
:he schools will he opened early iu Sep
tember.
Dewey Tan Dock His Ships.
Ambassador Hay has informed the
State Department that the British Gov
ernment has directed the authorities at
Hong Kong to grant the reque.:* of Ad
niral Dewey for permL;ion to dock his
tease is there.
ESTABLISHED 1855.
TERMS OF SURRENDER.
Coalitions Upon Which the Capitula
tion of Munila Was Agreed On.
The terms of the capitulation of Manila
as agreed upon by commissioners repre
senting the two forces on the field, as
cabled to the War Department by Maj.
Gen. Merritt, are in harmony with the
plan of the peace protocol signed in Wash
ington the day before the surrender took
place. The Spaniards give up control of
Manila and its suburbs, which the Ameri
can army is to control until the conclusion
of a treaty of peace between the two na
tions. All public property and funds are
to be turned over to officers of the United
States. On its part the American army is
obligated to protect the inhabitants, their
private property, their churches, their re
ligious worship and their educational es
tablishments. The American authorities
will proceed to exercise control in Manila,
therefore, until provision shall have Is-en
made by treaty for the final disposition
and government of the islands. The terms
of capitulation facilitate the carrying out
of the provisions of the peace protocol.
As the capitulation was for “the city and
defenses of Manila and its suburbs” it is
to be presumed that the Spanish will con
tinue to exercise such authority in other
portions of the islands as the insurgents
will permit. The term “suburbs” is in
definite, and in case of need for activity
for the sake of preserving order might
warrant the United States in exercising
authority over a considerable portion of
the island of Luzon, on which Manila is
situated.
WILL EXPLODE ALL THE MINES.
First Duty of Adiuirul r ani>son on
Reaching Havana Harbor.
The President has instructed Admiral
Sampson that bis first duty after proceed
ing to Havana will bo to demand the sur
render of Morro Castle and the keys to
the mines in the harbor. Sampson is in
str acted to explode all the mines, leaving
the harbor safe for the entrance of Ameri
can warships, which arc to keep iieace
during the sessions of the commission to
Havana.
The commisson will probably meet on
the New York. The board will not dis
cuss the Cuban debt nor the question of
public improvements. All improvements
of every nature, according to the Presi
dent, go with the surrendered territory.
Siege guns and heavy armament in the
fortifications must remain as at present.
Only field artillery and Mausers may be
taken from the island, and then only at
the discretion of the commissioners.
About the only question to be settled by
the commissoners is the removal of the
portable Government property, and send
ing home of the Spanish soldiers. The lat
ter undertaking is by far the greater of
the two, and a large fleet of transports
will be required to land all the soldiers
on Spain’s shores.
WANT TO GO HOME.
Now that War Has Ceased Our Volun
teers Desire to Quit Camps.
Now that the war with Spain is at an
end the v lunteer soldiers |or at least a
majority of them) want to go ho ne. Life
in the various military camps, now that
the possibility of fighting Spaniards hus
disappeared, has become more irksome
than ever. The only chance for diversion
that is left for the troops is to be sent to
Cuba or Porto Rico to do garrison duty.
This would soon become as monotonous
ns camp life in this country, and a man
who is not constitutionally lazy has no
desire for a three or six months’ loaf in
some West India town where lassitude is
one of man’s characteristics. Sickness in
camp, too, has lmd a tendency to create a
finding of homesickness among the men.
Then there are thousands who feel that
they should be at home attending to busi
ness. ’They enlisted in the service of the
United States to fight the enemy, and
now that the enemy has been subdued,
they would like to go home.
DIE FROM HOMESICKNESS.
Fatal Effects of Nostalgia Among
Troops in Cnba and I’orto Rico.
Homesickness nnd fevers nre shown to
have a worse effect than bullets among
the troops invading Cuba and Porto Rico.
The lack of mail facilities, for which the
Washington author ies nre blamed, has
caused anxiett and distress in the army.
Sickness hns been bred in nil the princi
pal camps in this country and on some
of the transports. The neglect to pro
vide suitable hospital facilities at the
front has caused many deaths, and for
this there is strong criticism of the mili
tary authorities.
SAFE IN MANILA.
Transports Peru nnd Piichta Reach
the Captured City.
The American transports Peru and Pu
ebla. having on board Gen. Otis and Gen.
Hughes, arrived in Manila Sunday morn
ing. There was no serious illness on board
cither of the vessels. This addition to the
military forces under command of (Jen.
Merritt raises the total garrison in the
Philippines to about 14,000 men. It is
expected at the War Department that
more regiments will be sent from San
Francisco as soon as the transports can
provided.
SPAIN’S MILITARY BOARD.
Names of Commissioners Arc- Sent to
the State Department.
M. Thiel taut, secretary of the French
embassy, hns notified the State Depart
ment of Spain’s selection of the following
commissioners for Cuba and Porto Rico:
For Cuba Maj. (Jen. Gonzales Parado,
Rear Admiral Pastor y Landero, Mar
quis Montore. For I’ortw Itico-—Maj.
Gen. Ortega ,v Diaz, Commodore of First
Rank Vullarino y Carrasco, Judge Advo
cate Sanchez del Aguila ,v Leon.
ECrfLEY AND EVANS ILL.
Admiral and Cuptaln Are Both Bnf
f ring with Fever.
Admiral Schley is suffering won fever.
His attendants nre the only ones who are
permitted to see him. Captain Evans has
|i!so joined rtie ranks of the sick. He is
•offering with fever and is unable to leave
bis bed on the lowa.-
PRISONERS THANK SHAFTFK.
Spanish Privates at Santiago Con
gratulate American Army.
The War Department is in receipt of a
congratulatory farewell address to (Jen.
ShaftPr and his army, which is signed by
Pedro Lopez de Castillo, a private of
Spanish infantry, on behalf of ll.tKiO pris
oners embarked from Santiago for Spain.
After congratulating Shafter nnd the ar
my on their magnificent victory, the sol
diers extend their “everlasting gratitude"
for their humane treatment.
Will Keep Ships.
The War Deportment has decided to re
tain in the service all the vessels it bought
on the Atlantic coast for service as trans
ports. These vessels, ns soon as they can
be spared from the service, will tie refitted
into model troopships. There are fifteen
of these vessels.
Will Give Sword to Dewey.
Rear Admiral Dewey’s memorial sword
to lx- presented by the Government ac
cording to an act of Congress will bear
this inscription: “The gift of the nation
to Rear Admiral George Dewey, U. S. .V,
in memory of the victory at Munila Bay,
May 1, 181)8.”
Deserter Escapes.
R. O. Fisher, a private in Company L,
Twenty-first Kansas, deserted his com
pany at Chickuniauga and was apprehend
ed in Chattanooga. While the guards had
gone for the chains in camp Fisher made
a break through the lines. The guards
were ordered to shoot at the deserter,
whereupon fifteen shots were fired, but
Fit her made good his escape.
Capt. Si gsbee Is Advanced.
The President ha> promoted Captain
Churlcs D. Sigsbee, U S. N., now com
manding the St. Paul, by advancing him
three numbers on the list of captains ia
the navy for extraordinary heroism.
Official City Paper.
SESSfs STEAM ===
Boot and Joh PriitiSK House
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Job Printing
ntamriLT kx Barren
la a Mast Sadilactary Manner.
The scandal growing out of the ship
ment of sick so’ Mers on the transports
Seneca and Concho without adequate sup
plies will undoubtedly result in a general
inquiry ’ y Congress into the inefficiency
of the staff corps of the army, and proba
bly in the reorganization of a very awk
ward and complicated combination that
has served us very w ell in time of peace,
but always causes trouble and confusion
in emergencies, and would be tolerated by
no other Government. The medical de
partment ia responsible for the health of
the army, for healing the wounded and
curing the sick; the commissary depart
ment feeds the nrtny, and yet both are
utterly helpless without the aid of the
quartermaster’s depart inert, which fur
nishes transportation f r their supp Hes.
The commissaries provide plenty of food
and deliver it at the source of supply to
the quartermaster, who carries it to the
place where it is wanted and hands it over
to the commissary again, who deals it out
in rations for the soldiers on requisitions
from the proper regimental officers. If
the supply docs not come in time, or if it
is not delivered at the right place, the
commissary blames the quartermaster,
and the quartermaster blames the com
missary.
• •
Ex-Secretary Tracy and ex-Seoretnry
Herbert were the two proudest men in the
audience of millions that witnessed the
naval parade at New York, because they
built the ships that did the business at
Manila and Santiago. Secretary Trn.-y
declared that every one of the men-of
war.engaged in active service in this war
except the Baltimore was designed under
his direction and had her keel laid while
he was Secretary of the Navy. Secre
tary Herbert, on the other hand, declared
that every battleship and cruiser that took
part in the Santiago fight wns launched
and christened under his auspices. It was
quite appropriate, therefore, that both of
these gentlemen should be named on the
committee to welcome Admiral Sampson.
• •
Lieut. Little of the navy writes: “1 do
not belie e that history records any war
Into which a people has gone so much for
principle and so little for resentment. 1
fancy the American character has been
as much of a revelation to the Spaniards
as the accuracy of our gun fire, and 1 can
not help feeling that we are gaining a
greater viet ry in that direction than with
our arms. Lome think wo are showing an
unnecessary amount of hectic gusli, but it
conics too spontaneously and in too many
places at once not to be genuine. ‘Don’t
cheer, men; the poor devils are dying,’ is
a sentiment not limited to Jack Philip.
He expressed the feeling of• nation.”
• * •
The Navy Department will ask Con
gress to authorize the construction of the
largest and most formidable battleships
nnd cruisers afloat, vessels without equals
in any foreign fleets nnd incomparably
superior in offensive power, speed and en
durance to any of the magnificent ships
which a few weeks ago destroyed Cer
vern’s squadron. This decision, reached
at a meeting of the nnvnl hoard on con
struction will lie urged upon Congress ior
prompt action, supported by arguments
of the most convincing character.
* • •
The strength of th(f army will be main
tained above 150,000 until Congress
meets, but in the meantime, unless unex
pected international complications occur,
about 100,000 volunteers will be mustered
out of service, the reduction process com
mencing at once and progressing ns rapid
ly as possible with a view to its comple
tion before Oct. 1.
* • •
In reply to an Inquirer, I would say that
S3OO or s4<¥) would be of no consequence
in Porto Rico. No one should emigrate
there unless he makes arrangements in
ndvunoe for employment or has a suffi
cient amount of capital to buy a planta
tion or establish himself in business.
• * •
The commissioner of internal revenue
has held that certificates of membership
In wheelmen's protective associations are
required to have affixed to them revenue
stamps at the rate of *4 cent on each dol
lar or fraction thereof of premium paid.
* * •
President McKinley will be (he guest of
the Omaha exposition during the peace
jubilee, which will la* a feature early in
October.
TRAIN CLASH DEALS DEATH.
Express Train Dashes Into a local
Near Sharon, Mass.
In a rear-end collision at Sharon sta
tion, a summer resort, twenty miles out
of Boston, on the Providence division of
the New York, New Haven and Hartford
Railroad, four persons were killed out
right and thirty-eight seriously injured,
and besides there were several score bruis
ed nnd shaken up. The New Bedford ex
press, going at thirty-nve miles an hour,
overtook the Boston and New London lo
cal express while it was stopping at the
Sharon station, arid the locomotive crash
ed into the rear passenger coach, smash
ing it to kindling and causing the tele
scoping of several other cars on the train.
Failure of the signal system, which
should have shown the engineer of the
second train a danger signal, is supposed
to have caused the collision. Sharon is
located just around a curve, and the crush
came without a moment's warning. The
rear car of the New London train was
completely wrecked, and several of the
dead were frightfully mutilated. Several
of the wounded are so seriously injured
that their lives are despaired of.
WAR NEWS IN BRlSF?~
Typhoid fever at Camp Alger is under
control.
Gen. Wood has regulated the price of
provisions at Santiago.
Our war with Spain lasted three months
and twenty-two days.
Admiral Sampson reports that the
health of his men is remarkably good.
Roth Spanish and American troops are
now . n guard at Manila, and armed na
tives nre not allowed to enter the city.
President McKinley says of the 40,000
men at Chiokamauga Park, that they are
“all alike entitled to the nation’s grati
tude.”
Gen. Joe Wheeler has given an interest
ing review of his part in the fighting be
fore Santiugo, and spoke highly of the
Cubans.
The President, it is believed, will recom
mend a revival of the grade of viee-ad
mirnl, which will be conferred upon Ad
miral Dewey.
The last battle of Manila was fought
during a fierce thunder storm, the rain at
times obscuring the view of the ship#
from the shore.
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