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VOL. VI
CALUMET, HOUGHTON COUNTY, MICH., WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 1898.
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III ' I IS SPENT ll
OR WAR
Dewey Asks an Explanation
of the Germans.
COMES RIGHT TO THE POINT.
German Admiral In Manila Bay
Aiked Whether It It
Peace or War.
Friction Caused by Disregard of Hernia
tjom Established bjr the Americans
During the Ulockade Oerinans Make a
I'rotest Against the Boarding of Their
Vessels by Admiral Dewey's Men Dewey
Expounds Some International Law.
Washington, July 20. The navy de
partment has received no dispatches
from Dewey relating to press reports
concerning our relations with Germany,
but officials feel much less concern over
Germany's attitude and there Is good
reason to believe direct assuranceshave
been received from Germany that she
would offer no obstacles to the execu
tion of our plans.
Hong Kong. July 20. Admiral Dewey
has requested from Admiral Dledrlchs
an explanation of Germany's position
In the Philippines. He has also pro
tested against the German admiral s
disregard of the American blockade of
Manila. For several week Germany
has been constantly enlarging its lleet
In these waters, until now all German
ships on ihe Asiatic station, with the
exception of the Deutschland. the Ar
cona and the Geflon, are either In
Manila bay or in Its vicinity. Th
German naval officers have taken pains
to show particular friendliness toward
the Spaniards, as for example In sa
luting the Spanish flag at Manila on
the arrival of every additional German
ship. The German officers have visited
the Spanish fortifications and trenches
and the Manila newspapers have as
serted that the presence before the city
of so many German ships enabled the
Spanish authorltes and the people of
Manila to regard the American fleet
with complacency.
The Irene Makes Trouble.
Three weeks ago the German admiral
told Admiral Dewey that three of his
ships were to depart, but they went
only as far as Marlveles, Subig bay and
Cebu. On June 27 the McCulloch met
the Irene, one of the German fleet, at
Corregldcr Island, preparing to enter
the bayr and signaled to her: "We
wish to communicate with you." The
Irene paid no attention to the signal,
and proceeded on her way until a small
boat was sent out to her from the Mc
Culloch. The captain of the Irene ex
plained the matter by saying that he
had misunderstood the signal.
The action of the Irene in Interfering
with the attack by the Insurgent ves
sel. Flllplnas. on the Spanish garrison
at Isla Grande. In Sublg bay, was In
line with the attitude adopted by the
German naval officers here. As soon as
the Insurgents reported the matter to
Admiral Dewey he dispatched the
Raleigh and Concord to Sublg bay and
captured the .Spanish garrison, the
Irene departing hastily on the arrival
of the American warships.
Dewey's Protest to German Admiral.
Four days ago Admiral Dewey sent
an offlcer to the German flagship with
n request that Admiral Dledrlchs make
a statement of the German attitude In
the matter of the blockade t Manila.
At the same time h? deliver d a prrtest
against various actions by German offi
cers, such as have been ment'o-e 1 hrre.
The German admiral sent an tnim-rMite
explanation. Two days la er. however,
he sent a protest to Admiral Dewey'
against the action of American . Ulcers
in boarding German h.;? coming to
Manila from Mariv'.;- He cited the
Incident of the McCullovlr a: d the Irene
at Corregldcr
Admiral Dewey replied to this very
courteously, but very firmly. Hp polr.t
pd out to thp German admin! that in
ternational law gave to trie commander
of a blockading fie t Tntror.ty to com
municate with all hl'.s entering a
blockaded port. As international law
permitted warships to f.y any fl is they
chose In order to deceive thf n?!ny,
the nationality of vessel? entering the
bay could not be determined absolute
ly without communicating with them.
He announced his Intention to com
municate with nil ships entering the
bay. For the German admiral's fur
ther Information Admiral Dewey told
him that If Germany was at peace with
the United States the German naval
officers here would have to change their
methods, and that If Germany was at
war with his nation he desired to know
It at once In order that he might act
accordingly. Presumably the German
admiral Is still meditating on this mes
sage. German Warships at Manila.
The German warships now here are:
The Kaiser, flagship, a first-class ar
mored cruiser of 7,500 tons, mounting
eight 10-lnch guns and a formidable
secondary battery. The Kalserln Au
gusta, a first-class steel cruiser of 8,000
tons, with twelve 5-lnch guns and a
qulck-flrlng battery. The Irene, a second-class
cruiser of 4.500 tons, mount
ing 5-Inch and qulck-flrlng guns. The
Cormoran, a third-class cruiser, about
the size of the Concord, but scarcely so
well armed. The Primes Wllhelm, a
second-class cruiser, as large as the
Baltimore, but outclassed by her In
armament and speed.
The Boston has gone to meet the
transports conveying to Manila the sec
ond detachment of troops. General
Agulnaldo has removed the headquar
ters of the Insurgent army from Cavlte
to Bakor. ;
OA for the Philippines.
San Francisco, July 20.The trans
port steamer Pennsylvania with the
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first Montana Vregiment and SCO re- I
crults for the First California volun
teers, has sailed for the Philippines.
STRIKK Siri'ATlON AT I'AXA.
Mines Iteiiialned Cloned and No Serious
Trouble Ocriirred.
Pana, Ills.; July 20. Considering the
Intense excitement and turmoil attend
ing the unsuccessful cttemi t to resume
operations In the coal mine Monday,
Tuesday's sc enes and occurrences seem
mild. An attempt to resume work at
Penwell mine was renewed Tuesday.
There wp equally as large a throng of
union miners with their wives and
sympathizers on the scene, and the
armed deputies and police were there
again to protect the miners and to dis
perse tho crowds.
All the union miners arrested Mon
day vj'ere present again and were not
molested. The plan of conveying the
miners In carriages was abandoned by
the operators because' no miner could
be induced to return to work, almost
all non-union miners haying been In
duced to Join the union since Monday's
trouble. There was no serious trouble,
and r.o arrests were made. It Is now
affirmed that the next move of the op
erators will be to Import colored men
to operate the mines. In which case all
of the,iltizens would Join the miners in
opposition against the negroes.
DKAVI'.Y IS CAtTIOl'S.
He atefralns' Trom Committing This Gov
ernment in Any Way.
Washington. July 20. The reported
regotUtlone between the Insurgent
leader' Agulnaldo and the Spanish cap
tain general August!, have net yet been
reported officially to our government.
It Is. however, a matter of congratu
lation to the offl ials lier9 that in all
the relations we have had so far with
the insurgents Admiral Dewey has care
fully refralnel from committing the
United States in any way and has never
in the slightest degree relaxed the ex
treme caution he adopted originally as
his guiding principle In dealing with
the Insurgents.
Unsavory etorles of previous exhibi
tions of lack of integrity on the part
of the Insurgent leaders had led th?
government here to adopt a very wary
attitude In all communications witn
this people, and the same rule of ac
tion now eoverns its ccndu:t
It does not follow from this that the
eovernment Is convinced Agulnaldo Is
playing false.
There Is no doubt that the pro-Span
Ish element In the Philippines and In
Asia would lose r.o opportunity to ere
ate that impression, with a view to
causing a breach between the United
States military and raval commanders
and the insur-cent?, but the very sug
gestion of the adoption by the Insur
genta tf. the. eoun-e attributed ta them
tends very strongly to retard the prep
aratlon of plans by the administration
to govern the future of the Philip
pines" -
PELAYO I? DAMAOED.
Spain's Mont Powerfnt Warship Pelng
Towed by a Crnlner
Marseilles. July CO. A steamer which
has. Just arrived here reports having
sighted cn July 16, off the coast of Tun
is. the Spanish fleet commanded by
Admiral Camara. As the steamer
TDK BATTLESniP FILATOV
passed the battleship Pelayo a column
of smoke suddenly Issued from her,
and from the fact that a cruiser had
to take the Pelayo in tow, it Is evident
that the most powerful warship of
Spain has been damaged.
Fears for an American Hark.
San Francisco. July 20. Grave fears
are entertained for the safety of the
American bark Kennebec, which Is out
J83 days from Baltimore with a cargo of
coal for this port. The ship Aryan
which left Baltimore about the same
time as the Kennebec, made the trip
In 121 days. The Kennebec Is an old
craft and well known on this coast
She was wrecked at San Pedro In 1887
and was bought by W. Boole from the
underwriters. She laid up in the bay
for about six years and put In commls
slon again In 1S93.
Michigan Farmers Jubilant.
Nlles. Mich.. July 20. Farmers are
jubilant over the fine condition of the
wheat croD. It averages from tnirty
five to thirty-eight bushels per acre
and in some Instances yields as high
as forty-two bushels. A mammoth fruit
rron has also been secured in the finest
condition and the peach crop will be
the largest In years.
Presidential Appointment.
Washington, July 20. The president
has made the rouowing appointments:
Robert A. Frledrlch of California, to be
TTnlted States marshal for the district
of Alaska; Charles Newell, receiver of
public moneys at Burns. Ore.; Tsln
Chlng Chung. Interpreter to the United
States consulate at Canton, China.
HAUL DOWN FLAG
Spanish Troops at Caiman-
era Surrender.
5,000 ARE MADE PRISONERS.
Of This Number 2,000 Are Unfit for
Service Owing to Wounds
and Sickness.
American Troops to Guard Santiago from
the Mills Hack of the City Ten Thou
sand Spanslh Within Striking Distance
of the Place llombaadment of Man
sanlllo by Seven American Warships
Three Steamers Set on Fire.
Washington, July 20. The war de
partment at 3 o'clock posted the fol
lowing bulletin:
"Headquarters Near Santiago, July
July 18. Adjutant General. Washing
ton: My ordnance officer rerorts over
ten thousand rifles sent In and about
ten million rounds of ammunition. Send
officers and troops tomorrow to receive
surrender 'of Interior garrisons. About
two thousand at these places. Will
send officers to receive surrender of
coast garrisons, Guantanamo, Uoicbon
and Sagua, Panclnla.
W. II. SHAFTKR, Major General."
Playa del Este, July 20. A launch
from the Marblehead went up the bay
to Vertcaya del Toro, opposite Caiman-
era, and gave formal notice to the.
Spanish commander of the surrender
of General Toral's troops, together
with the conditions of capitulation. A
limited time was fixed for hauling down
the Spanish flag over Calmanera. The
UANTAHi.MO HARBOR.
American officer declared that If the
Spanish gunboat Sandoval was disabled
In any way, or If any arms, ammunl
tlon, public buildings or barracks at
Calmanera or Guantanamo were de
stroyed the Spaniards would not be
treated as prisoners of war. The flag
was hauled down In the afternoon.
Yellow Fever Among Prisoners.
From Spanish sources It Is learned
that the total force In Guantanamo and
Calmanera Is about 5,000. of which
number, however, only about 3,000 are
fit for service, the others being disabled
by sickness and wounds. Steps have
been taken for a formal surrender.
What disposition will be made of the
prisoners has not yet been determined
because of the presence of yellow fever
among them. A rigid quarantine will
be maintained and It Is probable that
transports for the removal of the prls
oners will be sent up the bay and loaded
there. Instead of having the prisoners
marched down here. . --
HISTORICAL PROCLAMATION.
Preiddeut lnes Iimrurtlon Tor Military
Government I hi:M:i?.
Washington, July CO President Mc
Klnlcy's proclamnMrn. declaring a mil
itary government in 'antirpo de Cuba,
will be historical U rrovidts In gen
eral terms for the government of the
province, and Is the Mrrt document of
the kind ever l??ued by a president of
the United States. Adjutant General
Corbln has cabled the document to Gen
eral Shafter, In command of the mili
tary forces at Santiago. The paper Is
an authorization and Instruction to
General Shafter for the government of
the captured territory and a proclama
tion to the people of the Intentions of
the United States regarding them and
their Interests.
Protection Is offered to all but If the
civil authorities maladrr.lnlster their of
fices the military governor has the pow
er to expel them and Install new offi
cials, even to the extent of reorganizing
the courts. Revenues which belonged to
the old government now go to the con
queror, as also all government proper
ty, and the customary taxes will be
used by the military government to
meet the expenses of the civic authori
ties and the army. Former laws and
former civil officials will be continued
In force as far as possible.
SANTIAGO AFTKK SURRENDER.
No Evidences of Gloom on the Faces of
Spanish Men an Women.
Santiago Harbor, July 20. Copy
righted, 1S98, by the Associated Press.
Santiago Is now a city of silence. The
American flag waves over the military
headquarters on Morro's flagstaff and
Red Cross emblems are as plentiful as
the church tplres. Almost the entire
population gathers about the wharves,
where the Spanish shipping, now prises
of the United States, will soon I e aug
mented by a large fleet of transports
flying the American colors. So ne s.ores.
mostly for the sale of liquor or drugs,
are open but their patrons are few.
Beggars are In evidence. f the same
Importunate sort' which makes Havana
unpleasant for foreigners. Now and
then a man or' woman of the better
class begs the correspondents for "milk
for my little one. In the name of Ood."
At the dock where the Red Crosssteam
er State of Texas Is unloading and pre
paring for a long stay a guard from
the Ninth Infantry has been mounted,
but the soldiers have had little trouble,
except from the inroads of bad boys,
Indigenous In seaport cities.
Thsra i no evldonce of glooia ).ritn
k y. SfceJT
faces of the Spanish men and women.
These mercurial people are already
laughing and are pleased at the military
and naval show, and at the prospect of
getting food other than rice and salt
meats. Nearly all the better class of
houses are closed. The residents evi
dently have not yet returned from El
Caney and other suburban places to
which they fled on the threat of bom
bardment by the land and sea forces of
the United States. Filth Is noticeable
everywhere, and. strange to say. the
city is healthy in spite of It, but If
Santiago is to continue healthy, much
sanitary work is necessary. Arrange
ments, therefore, are now under way
to remove the most dangerous features
and to improve those which tend to
purify the city. The harbor of Santiago
de Cub is a very beautiful place, witn
Its high ramparts of mountains, groves
of cocoa, palms, banana trees and flow
ering shrubs pushing down to the very
brink of the bay.
The channel is tortuous and marked
by bright blue and white buoys, or
more clearly defined in places by long
booms of logs marking the entrance of
shallow bays and inlets. Old church
es, forts and bastions share the pro
montories with light, wooden houses
for the summer uses of the upper class
es. The harbor was the scene of a
beautiful marine pageant In the after
noon. A score or more cf American
transports, the way being pointed out
by the Suwanee. glided majestically to
the quiet anchorage, something they
had not enjoyed for weeks, being com
pelled Instead to stand out to sea at
night, to be tossed about by the waves,
or to use the precarious holdlrggrounds
off Daiquiri. They were fine boats.
many of them being among the largest
specimens of the American merchant
marine.
TO GUARD SANTIAGO.
Troops Will De Placed on the nigh Hills
Hack of the City.
Washington, July 20. There are 10.-
000 Spanish troops at lioiguin. wan
zanlllo and other points within striking
distance of Santiago, and they might
not lose an opportunity to recover the
ground lost at Santiago If the place was
left insufficiently protected. Thererore.
the main part of Shafter's troops are to
be kept on the high hills In the rear or
the town until yellow fever Is stamped
out. Then they will attack the Span
iards If the latter can be found.
It may be that Shafter's march will
end at Havana. He will work as far
from his base as possible after his army
Is thoroughly refreshed, hunting the
enemy wherever they are liable to be
found. The reported bombardment of
Manzanlllo is In line with the under
stood purpose of the administration to
secure all the principal ports of the
eastern part of Santiago province ai
speedily as possible and weaken the
Spanish so that they cannot undertake
to recover Santiago.
SLAPPED SlIAFTFR'S FACE.
An Incident or the Flag Raising at Santi
ago de Cuba.
New York, July 20. A special cable
dispatch to The Herald, in describing
the thrilling scenes that attended the
formal surrender of the Spanish army
at Santiago, relates an Incident that
has caused a stir In army circles. Syl
vester Scovel, a newspaper correspon
dent, deliberately slapped General Shaf
ter In the face because he was not al
lowed to participate in the ceremony
of surrender. - -- - i
While the formal capitulation was be
ing made, and when the time came for
raising the stars and stripes, Scovel
pushed his way to the roof of the pal
ace. He was promptly ordered down
and no further attention was paid to
him. or his conduct. When the cere
mony was ended, Scovel hurried to
General Shafter and struck him on the
cheek. He was at once arrested.
Shafter Auks for Immune.
Washington. July 20. General Shatt
er has asked the war department to
hurry forward the regiments of Im
munes for service at Santiago city and
vicinity In order that there may be a
minimum danger of further Infection of
our troops from the fever which pre
vails at Santiago. Secretary Alger said
that It Is probable that the total num
ber of Spanish soldiers who will have
to be transported to Spain will reach
25,000, estimated by General Shafter, as
Toral's reports did not cover all the
soldiers who would be turned over.
Soldiers at Camp Alger Poisoned.
Washington, July 20. Fifty-five men,
belonging to company A, Twenty-second
volunteers at Camp Alger, were
poisoned by eating hash which had been
cooked In a tln-llned vessel that had
become corroded. Fifteen of the men
are seriously 111 and are not expected
to recover. The hash was eaten at
breakfast and those who partook of It
became 111 shortly afterward. Tha
hospital doctors pronounce It to be
ptomaine poisoning. The names of the
men have not been ascertained.
Roster of SpanUh Prisoners.
Washington, July 20. The war de
partment has received a dispatch from
General Shafter saying that the roster
of the prisoners has been handed In by
General Toral. and that the total Is 22.
789 men.
General Shafter's dispatch added that
the prisoners turned over to him far
exceeded in numbers the strength of
his own army.
Rombardmens of Manranillo.
London, July 20. A special dispatch
from Havana, dated Monday, saya:
Seven American warships heavily
bombarded Manianlllo. Three steamers
of the Menendez line were set on fire.
Several gunboafs that were In the har
bor Issued for the defense of the town,
but were stranded. The result of the
bombardment Is not yet known here.
Malaria at Tampa.
Washington, July 20. The troops un
der General Copplnger which do not
go to Porto Rico wlU bo transferred to
Femaxullna. on account of the malaria
at Tampa, where they are now quartered.
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