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i r VOL. VI. CALUMET, HOUGHTON COUNTY, MICH., THURSDAY, JULY 28, 1898. NO. 220. i, i qt.Mt.Mt'Mtt-MUfcvJi.0ttt.t Columbia Steam Laundry, 243 Keola Street, Lauriura. GOODS CALLED FOR AND DELIVERED, And The Best Of Satisfaction Guaranteed. Orders Jty Telephone Attended To. JOHN GILL '7t . I WONDER IF HE WANTS SMY ELEPHANT. s if - m- ft I UKS'SsJr loooooooooooooowoooooooo Johim atiely & o. 355 Fifth Street; Red Jacket. mi The Best Is The Cheapest ! Henry F. Miller THE PIANOS H. F. Miller Noted For Lasting And " Sweet Tone Imi & Mi, IrteiCrowD MANUFACTURED Hehry F. Miller PIAN03. BOSTON AT FRANK J, GOODSOLES'S NEW STORE 240 Osceola Street, Laurium. U J. B. Rasteilo, Merchant Pneu matic Res! liont ( j It lust what bicycle riders are looking Li PR AM if n s-tf r --" U I wiivii - It OPRIETOR, LAURIUM. mm ' Uncle Sam ia pondering now. No one wants an elephant on hands if they can help it, and that's just what you get when you buy poor coal that is full of Cirt and stones. 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CalUmOt, MlCh. - " JX I 1 Organs ITS FA Will De Decided Within The Next Twenty four Hours. The President Proceeds Slowly. Both President And Cabinet Realize They Have a Crafty Opponent To Deal With. ; SPECIAL TO THE EVENING NEWS. Copyrighted 1898 By American Press Association. Washington, July 28. Within will be decided. The president and proceeding with peace terms slowly they have a crafty opponent to de?il argely guide President McKinley decision. It is the opinion of army Miles is at or near the city of Ponce, ... .in llico. No word has been received culations would indicate he should time. MONEY IS SCARCE Santiago Merchants Timid About Purchases. CABLEGRAM FROM SHAFTER. Says Stories of Dishonesty in Collec tion ol Taxes at aanuago Are Untrue. More Than fS.OOO.000 Will He Sent to the Soldiers In the Captured City anl Doom Is Kxpected Immediately I'pon the Receipt of the Money Shafter Re ports Great Distress Among the Citizens of Santiago Deaths from Starvation. Washington, July 28. The war de partment has made pub ic ths following dispatch received from General Shafter In response to a query by the depart ment as to ships being turned away from Santiago: " "Santiago, via Haytl, July 25. Adju tant General United States Army, Wash ington: Press reports not true, I oniy know of three ships having ar rived, one from Kingston, the others from the United States. The Bratton has sold Its cargo; the others, a ship from New Orleans, has sold only a part of It, and the captain tells me he Is going away tonight. I think he will sell before he leaves. The trouble Is they did not expect to pay any duty,' and arrived here without money. The Spanish customs as applied to Spanish subjects has only been collected, and the 20 cents per ton as ordered by the secretary. Attempt to Collect Tax. I discovered this morning an attempt on the part of the municipal authori ties to collect a local tax of 40 cents per 100 kilos, In this Instance amounting to J2.500. I had already settled this matter by ordering Its non-collection. The fact Is there is no money here to do business, and merchants are very timid about making purchases, fearing the effect of the Red Cross supplies, who really are feeding the town. The New Orleans man, for Instance, brought twenty-nine head of cattle, which he sold at $85 per head; the person buying kills one a day, selling the meat at 70 cents' per pound. Of course only a few people buy. The first week we were here people were starving to death, and I think a few now are dying from the effects of starvation. I am positive, however, that the customs have been honestly administered. "SHAFTER, Major General." Ordered to Pay the Soldiers. T General Shafter's hint that the chief obstacle In the tray of prosperity among the people at Santiago was the lack of money to do business with has had a ready response. Paymaster General Stanton has orders to pay the soldiers. II already has four paymasters at the front and he has ordered fifteen more to proceed at once to Santiago with $2,000,000. It will be necessary to send even more than this to pay all. Sec retary Alger remarked as he checked the order: "There, I guess that will bring a lit tle prosperity to the old t6wn." The Yosemlte naval reserves were paid $30,000 In St Thomas ten days ago and they left $18,000 In two days. This shows how pay money will boom things In Shafter's bailiwick. First Estimate Correct. General Shafter cabled Jh- war de twenty-four hours Spain's fate his advisers in the cabinet tu e and deliberately, realizing that with. Public opinion will and the cabinet in reaching a and navy officials that General on the south coast of Porto i . i i r 1 1 irom nun today, out oinciai cal have reached Ponce by this partment that It would be necessary to provide transportation for between 22,000 and 24,000 prisoners. This was the estimate a few days after the sur render, but later advices indicated that the number might be much larger. The message shows the first estimate to be correct. - The Hi load will be taken on the Alicante,. which Is expected from Mar tinique. The Alicante was formerly.the hospital ship for Admiral Cervera's squadron. Her coal was taken from her to supply Cervera's ships and she was left helpless aJaj-tlnlque. . "" Two-Cent Blall Rate. Washington, July 28. Postmaster General Smith gives notice that all let ters addressed to the soldiers and sail ors cf the United States in Porto Rico, Cuba, or Manila will continue to be sent as heretofore, at the 2-cent rate. The recent order opening general pos tal communication with Santiago, and fixing the 5-cent rate for letters and the other rates of the postal union for other articles, applies only to the general service, which Is entirely distinct from. the army and navy service. navyj navfr i Postmaster at Santiago. "Washington, July 28. Louis Kemper has been designated T by Postmaster deneral Smith to act as postmaster at Santiago. This action was taken be cause Major Stewart, who had been se lected for this place, desired to re main with the army. He has a commis sion as major In the Eighth Illinois. Instructions were Issued to Mr. Kemp er to administer the postal affairs- at Santiago under the supervision of the military authorities.' ' i WIPED OUT; THE QAXQ. Cattle Thieve and Outlaws Killed by Deputy Sheriffs. Kansas" City, July 28. A special to The Star from Eufalla, I. T., says: In two distinct battles with deputy sher iffs, a gang of cattle thieves and out laws which have disturbed the Chero kee and Creek nations for a long time, were aestroyea. ine nrai ngni oc curred six miles east of Checotah, and resulted in one outlaw, a half-breed Cherokee named Petit, being mortally wounded; David Great house, an ex member of the French gang, slightly wounded and captured, and one Caw horn captured. Later the remainder of the gang were Intercepted near Braggs, Cherokee Nation, by Deputy Marshals Ledbetter and Plaz and all of the out" laws killed. These latter were Golds by, brother of Cherokee Bill, Mose Mil ler and the famous "Plckalow Bill." Receiver of m Paper Company. Denver, July 28. Judge Riner of the United States court has appointed Francis T. M. McErney receiver of the Denver Paper company. The credit ors agreed upon this action, as a means of receiving amounts due. The com pany's assets are worth more than $1, 000,000. Its liabilities are $580,000, near ly all held in New England and the middle states. Btysterlous Death In Michigan. Menominee, Mich., July 27. George 5T. Crowell was found dead alongside the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul rail road tracks with a bullethole In his neck. His revolver, a 22-callbre, was found about eighty feet away. The coroner's Jury has been In session all day, but have not yet arrived at a verdict. The question of suicide Is doubted, as several parties living In the vicinity heard loud talk and several shots about 10 o'clock at night. Crowell came from Garland, Mc, six years ago, and Is said to be of wealthy parentage. He leaves a widow and three children In poor clrcurnwtanra. HAS HAD ENOUGH Spanish Government Would Terminate the War. SENDS WORD TO M'KINLEY. The French Ambassador Presents the Message to the President at the White House. lipaln Humbly Asks Whether the Presi dent Will Discuss Terms or Peace, and End a War Which Has lleen Most Dis astrous to Her The President Is Will lug for Peace, but Porto Illco Must lie Ceded to Us Forever. Washington, July, 28. The president by Thursday will communicate our an swer to Spain's peace proposal to Am bassador Cambon. If Spain gives as surance that an armistice will be fol lowed by a treaty of peace on certain general lines it Is probable the president will agree to an armistice. Paris, July 28. The government of France has notified ail the French em bassies of the fact that Spain has made proposals through M. Cambon. the French ambassador at Washington, for peace with the United States. Taris, July 28. The following official note has been issued here: "At the request of the Spanish gov ernment the French ambassador at Washington has been authorized by the French government to present a note from the cabinet at Madrid to the president of the United States. It is in the name of Spain that M. Cambon, who is charged to watch Spanish inter ests in the United States, made this communication to President McKinley at the White House In the presence of Secretary Day." Washington, July 28. Spain is on her knees. She has sued for peace. She has had enough of war and cries quits. She has laid aside her Castlllan pride and approached the White House as a suppliant. She has lost her haughtl ness and assumed a proper spirit of hu mility. She haa not had the presump tlon to suggest terms. She has humbly asked whether the president will deign to discuss terms of peace and end war disastrous to Spain and full of glory for the United States. Through the Freuch Ambassador. - Spain's prayer for peace came to President McKinley through M. Cam bon, the French ambassador. Through her messenger Spain said she . was weary of fighting and begged the presl dent to listen to propositions for peace There was only one answer possible for the ruler of 75,000,000 lovers of peace President McKinley graciously con sented to listen to ne ple'a of the van qulshed enemy. M. Cambon did not suggest any terms and the president diu not offer any. The next m6ve must come from Spain. She must ask either for the terms of the United States or for the appointment of commissioners to discuss terms. M. Cambon doubt less notified Spain Immediately of President McKlnley's willingness to ( make peace, but It was night in Ma I drld when tlj iE?2aS reached the rpXnlsh capital u IjSs 14 lactlt lH her desire to end the disasters to her arms she will act promptly and may be heard from again soon. President Will Dictate Terms. Spain will not have much to say In fixing the terms of peace. Her role will be to say "Yes." President McKinley will dictate the terms. He will Issue an ultimatum that' the cunning dons will not be able to dodge. He will Insist on an unconditional surrender by Spain and will name the price of peace. Spain must pay that price or continue on her career of disaster, which threatens to end In revolution. The Machlavelian dons may attempt to resort to the de vious ways of European diplomacy, but they will be met with plain, blunt, out spoken American methods. President McKinley will have none of their Cas tlllan palaver. He does not take kind ly to the suggestion from the Vatican for an armistice. A truce now would be a Jug-handled affair, all on one ride. The administration means to add Porto Rico to the dominion of the stars and stripes. The army of conquest has al ready landed on Its shores and the president will not have Its victorious march halted except with the under standing that the Island is already ours. Spain Mint Cede Porto It loo. Two of the conditions to be Imposed upon Spain are fairly well settled In the policy of President McKinley. Spain must cede Porto Rico to the United $ates to have and hold forever. Spain must grant the Independence of Cuba which will be put under a protectorate of the United State3. The administration is not clear as to the disposition to be made of the Phil ippines, the Lndrones and the Carolines. The least that will be asked of Spain In that part of the world will be a coal ing station or a commercial base In the Philippines. This may be supplement ed by a coaling station in the Ladrones and possibly another In the Carolines. The utmost that can be done Is to add all these Islands to the territory of the United States. Text of Spaln'n lteqnent. M. Cambon ri fused to make known the content of the peace most-age to the president. From a member cf the cabi net it was learned that It Is as follows: "The governments of the United States and Spain are unhappily at war as a result of the demand of the Unit ed States that Spain should withdraw from Cuba, which demand she refused to comply with. In the contest of arms' wkrch followed Spain admits she has suffered greatlr. She tel,Y..es l-h t,m has now come when she can properly ask. the co-operation of the United States in terminating the war, and therefore requests that Phe be fur nished, by French ambassador, with a statement of the terms upon which the United States would b willing to make peace." - , ( . Long Thinks Peace Is Near. Secretary Long thinks peace is In lght. In discussing the subject with congressional visitor he expressed this opinion. The secretary is of the opin io r t'. it i'w yvi -.f to the teiT." e if r .:' ; r' v. prove accepta- !e to f, r i h- r t not favor de manding a i t.r.cy In itninity. He con- lders this (,.t of the question. Spain, he says, li In no position to pay cash, and If a qukk settlement Is to be made territory will have to be taken. The secretary favors the acquisition of Porto Rico and one of the Philippine islands and the freeing of Cuba from Spanish rule. He is against a protec torate or the Joint government of the 'hilippines. Cuba, he thinks, should be self-governed, the United States in a wanner becoming responsible for the avernment of the Island. GIVES UP MANILA. Captain General Augustl Reported t Have Surrendered the City. Madrid, July 28. Information has been received here to the effect that Captain General Augustl has surren dered the city of Manila to the Ameri can forces commanded by Admiral Dewey and Generals Anderson and Greene. The position at Manila has ben causing the deepest anxiety of late. The government believes that the town has been bombarded by the Amer ican warships and that it was concur rently attacked on the land s'.de by 12, 000 Americans and 20,000 rebels. Cap tain General August! has about 10,009 European soldiers, sailors and marines. He has been sorely embarrassed by the non-combatants, but he was neverthe less expected to make a prolonged re sistance, unless a lack of provisions and water compelled him to consider the sufferings of the inhabitants. In any case it nas been understood that he would only surrender to Ad miral Dewey. The Spanish garrison was short cf ammunition, and food and water were both very scarce, the insur gents having control of the pumping works, and having surrounded the city so as to prevent any surplies being sent to the enemy. It is believed that rather than yield to the insurgents the cartaln general decided to give up the city to the Americans. Several days ago a message was received by the minister of war from Augustl stating that an attack on the city by the Amer ican forces was expected at any mo ment, and that grave events were about to occur. It Is now believed that this was intended a? a warning to the mln istry that the city-would be given. up to avoid useless bloodshed. PEACE NEAR AT HAND. Lively Satisfaction Is Expressed Through out All Europe. London, July 28. The equivocal de nials from Madrid recently, when in quiries were made on the subject of re ported peace negotiations were seem ingly given out at the Spanish capita prior to" Spain's formal application at Washington for peace. Many similar communications Intended for home con eumpjloji may be expected during the negotiations, but the only purpose of such denials Is to allay Castlllan sus ceptibilities and they will not affect the real point at issue. The liveliest satisfaction is expressed inall Jters and In tlif n$wsDapers f -1 throflghout Europe at the foci that M I ( Spain has at last done the right thing fo? the nrsi lime uurms wie bi nut peace" If looked upon as being within measurableIsTam - takn for granted that the opening5 of negbtla- ' tions Implies a cessation of hostilities, and It is believed here that the United States was at first unofficially ap proached and gave a general idea of the conditions she would insist upon before M. Cambon, the French ambas sador at Washington, presented his note, and that the formal negotiations will consist chiefly of the formulation of terms already practically settled. The Irene Incident. Berlin, July 29. A dispatch from Shanghai says an official statement from Frince Henry of Prussia In re gard to the Irene Incident at Sublg bay. Philippine islands, has been published In The Ost-Aslatische Lloyd. It says the Irene went to Subig bay to take off some Spanish women and children who were In distress. At Isla Grande the German warship happened to meet a steamer belonging to the Insurgents which left without any difficulty aris ing. On returning, the Irene met out side Manila bay two United States ships which did not speak her. In con clusion the statement sets forth that the removal of women and children was "effected from motives of humanity and with a strict observance of the rules of neutrality." Alfonso Has th j Measle. . Madrid. July 28. Inquiries made at the ralace here confirm the report that the king Is suffering from the measles. The attack is following Its usual course. Lee olng to Porto Rico. Washington, July 28, Orders have been Issued for the equipment of the Seventh army corrs with arms and all necessary material for active service, and It is understood that the corrs v will be sent to Porto Rico. The Seventh corps ts commanded by Major General Fltzhugh Lee, and Is encamped at Jacksonville. It consists of about 10,- 000 men. Ordered to lorto Rleo. Washington, July 28. The first regi ment of United States volunteer en gineers, now rendezvoused at reeks kill, N. Y. has been ordered to report to General Miles for duty In Torto Rico.