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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, August 10, 1898
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THE UPPEK DlH MOlNttK; ALOONA IOWA. WfchNBHIMY . AUGUST 10, 1898, HISTORY OP THE WAR. Important Events iReviewed and Condensed Into Reliable Form for Our Readers. Saturday, .fnly 30. President McKinley delivered to the yrchch Ambassador the reply of the Unlt- *d States to Spain's peace inquiry. It is understood that the answer Insists that Spain Khali withdraw from the Western Hemisphere before an armistice will be agreed to. the other points of dispute to be settled later.—Gen. Shafter cabled the war department a statement of his difficulty with Gen. Garcia. He declares that he Invited Garcia to enter Santiago at the evacuation and that the Insurgent leader declined because Spanish officials •were still In power. Garcia and Gomez are Bald to be preparing a" appeal to the American people.—Spanish business men CRN. OARRETSON. (Porto Rlnan Expedition.1 fn Santiago state that they fear the results of a Cuban admlnlstrntlon. They would prefer to be under tho American government.—It was explained that Gen. Miles' success at I'onco practically gives him possession of tho entire siouthorn half Of Porto Rico. Spanish soldiers In relreiu- Ins to Ban .Tuan are burning bridges on the way.—Gov. Tanner has joined In a movement to Investigate the service rendered by the surgeons of the regular army in connection with the yellow fcvnr. It l« claimed that they aro not (•o-oppnitlng properly in fighting the disease in the ranks of the volunteers. President McKlnlcy'H answer to Spain declares that Spain must concede the loss of Cuba and Porto Rico and prepare to evacuate. If that is done the United States will agree to an armistice and lh« appointment of commissioners to negotiate IKTICC. Tn the meanwhile the United States v,111 Insist upon the complete military occupation of the City of Manila and all the strategic points upon Its bay. The peace commissioners will have authority to negotiate on all subjocts with the exception of the former Spanisl. possessions in the West Indies. This will include the subject of a general war indemnity and Indemnity for the destruction of the Maine, the possession of th*p Philippine. Caroline and Lad rone groups of Islands, nnd the possible i-.stab- llshment of United Stales naval or coaling stations either in these Islands or In th« Canary group off the coast of Africa, or the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean. The United States Insists on the surrender of the Spanish territory in Cuba and Porto Rico as an absolute condition precedent to the cessation of 'lostlllties. Spam will be given a reasonable time to accept or reject the offer. If Spain meets the conditions as to tho West Indies commissioners will then be appointed and general peace negotiation* opened. Sunday, Jnly 31. It was stated in Washington that the demands of tho United States in answer CITY, HALL. SA'N JUAN. to Spain's peace Inquiries were not modi- fled In tho slightest degree at the conference between President MciKlnley pnd Ambassador Carnbon.—Gen. Mllus cabled the war department that the Porto Rico volunteers werp surrendering In largo numbers and that the natives generally •were In sympathy with the Americans. The army will bo ready to advance on Pan Juan as soon as all tho troops that have arrived at the Island have landed.—Tho American troops-In Porto Rico have taken possession of the Ponce railroad and are operating the trains for the movement of supplies.— A dispatch from Havana scys lhat Santiago advices declare Gen. Garcia Is disgusted with the Americans and Is willing to disband his separatists.—The war department ordered Maj. Gen. Wade to select lifteen regiments to comprise a provisional division for the reinforcement of Gens. Miles and Brooke In Porto Rico. —Col. John Jacob Astor was released from quarantine at Tampa and at once started for Washington with dispatches for the war departm'-nt.—Capt. Gen. August! cabled Madrid that unless promptly relieved he will be forcsil to surrender.—The Spanish garrison at Neuvilas, in the Province cf Porto Principe. Cuba, has evacuated the town, setting It on lire after It had been shelled by American ships.—The battleship Texas reached New York from Santiago. It will be dry docked for repairs. Monday, August 1. Latest advices from Manila say that Admiral Uewey haa received word from the city that ttie Spaniards arc ready to surrender whenever culled upon to do so. Gen. Merrill may nwall the arrival of the monitor .Monterey before ukitig action, BO as to be sure of an adequate force to preserve order.—A direct cable ilizputch Iron; I'once. Porlo Rico, fays Gen. Miles' troopa arc gradually and cautiously making their way northward on the uiillt.iry road that extends from Ponce to Sin Juan. Gen. Urooke has arrived al Ponce.—Spaniards al San Juan nave sunk a steamer to block the entrance to the harbor, —it is announced at Chlckamauga that Col. Culver is again In full control of the Fifth lUlnolii regiment and Intends to reduce to the ranks all non-commissioned ofilccrs cn- of both houses of congress as soon as Ihero gaged In the recent "revolt."—President Mc- Klnley, It In said, will call an extra session be peace terms for ratification by the senate. —Another fleet of transports will nail from San TranciBco next Thursday, carrying troops lo Hawaii and tho Philippine.!.—Lieut. Richmond Pearson llolmon was given a welcome at Allanta, Oa., and then went to Llthla Springs, where ho mcl his mother and was given a reception.—Sngasta and his cabinet held a four-hour session discussing the terms ef tt>» TTtSiptfftft !«Hnd*.—ThA local tuayof i and Judges and police will remain In author!- ' ty, subject to th« order* of Gen. Wilton. The custom-house offices *rill also be conducted aj formerly for the present, their receipts amount to a considerable ram of money. Tha question of the proper discount on Porto Rlto •silver give* some trouble to Gen. Miles, but be rays this will settle Itself In due time.— Chaplain Chadwlck of the Cincinnati, formerly of the Maine, introduced to Gen. Wilson this morning two of the leading Jesuits of Ponce, representing A thousand churches and their dependents In this province. The priests wanted Information regarding their support, and Gen. Wilson said that under tho constitution of the United States It was not pojsl- ble to apply any governmental money for church purposes. Father Chadwlck said It would be all the better for the church If Its own people learned to contribute to its support.—Spanish volunteers continue to com-3 in and give themselves up.—The health of tho troops so far is good, though the weathtr is hot. Tuesday, August 2. Reports come from Madrid and other European capitals that Spain has accepted the American terms and peace preliminaries are to be signed without delay.— Americans in Puerto Rico advance to Coamo, twenty miles from Ponce on tbe San Juan road, and are received everywhere with joy.—One of the transports of the third Manila expedition Is reported to have fired two shots at a Japanese steamer July 29, and when the vessel stopped she was searched and allowed to proceed.—Gen. Merrill has sent a message to Washington asking that his command be increased from 20,000 to 60,000 men.—Washington officials have given orders for the abandonment of Cajnp Al- gcr. The troops will be moved soon to Manassas, Va.—Sick soldk-rs are removed from the transport Concha to Swinburne Island, New York. The vessel's condition will be Investigated. The Madrid correspondent of the New York Journal says: "The government's reply to the American peace terms left here Monday evening. The government believes that the nature oC the negotiations requires the greatest secrecy and thai their success will depend upon the observance of the most absolute reserve here. Ollicial silence therefore Is complete." The Gibraltar correspondent of tho same paper, telegraphing Monday night, says: "Tho censorship is dally becoming more severe, and liltle Is known beyond Ihe fact that peace Is assured. It Is understood that thn nole from America asks only part of the Philippines, and that, Senor Sapasta hnvlns replied that the terms will be accepted, hostilities are consequently suspended. A commission will LANDING U. 3. TROOPf AT GT;*./»ICO. PORTO RICO. scrvlnp for this campaign only, at the lamination of which they will be returned to Ihelr respective corps. They will bo accounted for on all returns as on detached service. On completion of this service Gen. Wade will resume command of the Third army corps. By order of the secretary of war. H. C. Corbln. Adjutant-General." The time oC Gen. CoppSngor's departure from Tampa for Puerto Rico, according to the present plan of the war department, will be some day during the present week. Tampa has been decided on as the place of embarkation for the expedition, and a suflicient number of iransports to carry the troops who will go with him are expected hourly at the port. Four of the regiments that have been ordered to go with him are there. They are the Fifth cavalry, Fifth infantry, Fifth Mainland arid Second Georgia. Gen. Roy Stone, who went to Adjuntas, where many outrages had been reported, reached there safely and is now returning. The location of tho troops remains un- of peace. A telegram was sent to Washington asking for an explanation ot some point In dispute, and pending the receipt of an answer an adjournment wau taken. Proclamations have been Issued by the authorities of Yauco, Porto Rico, ao a United States city, expressing delight at annexation and the administration of Gen. Miles and welcoming our troops.—The mayor of Ponce has called upon all tho residents of that place to exercise calmness and circumspection under the new and desirable conditions. He also urges forbearance toward the conquered enemies.—The following is the text of tho mayor's proclamation, Issued at Yauco as a United States city: "Citizens: To-day the citizens of Porto Rico assist In one of her most beautiful feasts. Tho sun of America shines upon or<- mountains and valley this day of July, 18W. It Is a dny of glorious remembrance for each son of this beloved isle, because for tho first time Iheri! waves over her Iho flag of the stars, planted In the name of Ihe government of Ihe United States of America, by the major-gun- eral of tho American army. Gen. Mlloa.— Porlo Rlcans, we ore by the miraculous in- lervcnllon of the God of the just given back to the bo»om of our mother America, in ".'hose waters nature has placed us an a peopm of America. To her we aro given back in the name of her government by Gen. M.lles, and wo must Bend our most expressive salutation of generous affection through our conduct loward Ihe vallanl troops represented by distinguished officers and commanded by tho Illustrious Gen. M.llcs. Citizens: Long live tho government of the United States of America! Hail to their valiant troops! Hail Porto Hlco, always American! Francisco Mlaga, El Al- cadr. Yauco, Porto Rico, United States of America." Much enthusiasm Is everywhere manifested at 'he sight of the stars and stripes.—Gen, MlliS has Issued a lengthy order of Instruction to Gen. Wilson, who will be military go<ernor of Ponce province and city until Qe'l. lirook'u arrival, It la of the same tenor flH tho Instructions which Gen. Miles gave to Gtn, Shafter at Santiago. Both orders are balled on tho administration instructions given to Gen. Morrltt regarding the government be appointed to determine tho basis of peace. The chief difficulty It is asserted in ollicial circles, Is as to the date und mnnner of the evacuation of tho Spanish possessions.— There is also the question of the disposal of the war material in Cuba. Serior Sagasta, if he has a chance, will probably represent a restitution of the material as a diplomatic victory.— It has just been asserted here that the premier has tnir.cooded In obtaining slightly Improved terms. Tho treaty will not bo signed before September." The Rome correspondent of the Journal says: "Spain, It Is asserted here, has accepted tho American terms, with unimportant reservations, and the peace preliminaries will be signed before Saturday." Wednesday, Aug. :t. Admiral Dewcy and Gen. Merritt are said to have reported to President McKln- ley a doubt of their ability lo control the BLOCKHOUSE DEMOLISHED BY OUR ARTILLERY. Insurgents at Manila and a massacre In that city is feared.—M. Cambon, the French ambassador, has had another conference with the president. While It Is represented that Spain is willing to accept the general terms of peace, it is believed it has pleaded for modifications of more or less importance.—Gen. Miles now has 9,000 troops in Puerto Rico.—Ex-Spanish minister declares the coming of peace will be but the beginning of insurrections at Madrid.—Capt. Goodrich of the St. Louis takes Guayama and Arroyo, due soulh of Sari Juan, Puerto Rico.—Adjt.- Gen. Corbin selects tho regiments for Gen. Wades division to go to Puerto Rico. —All the cavalry in Shutter's army at Santiago and detachments a.t Tampa are ordered to proceed at once to Long Island for recuperation.—Secretary Alger admits after an Investigation the uniltness of the Conclio for transportation of sick soldiers and tells why. The present stations and routes to be taken by Gen. Wade's command are as follows: • First Alabama, First North Carolina and Second Texas at Jacksonville; will sail directly or rrom Fernan- dlna. First Arkansas, First Maine, First New Hampshire, Third Tennessee, First Vermont, First West Virginia and Fifty- second Iowa at Chickainauga; will sail from Newport News. First Connecticut, Fourth Missouri, First New Jersey, First Rhode Island and Third Virginia, at Camp Alger, Va.; will so from Newport News. First Delaware, in Delaware; probably will sail from New York. First Maryland, at Fortress Monroe; will sail direct. Twenty-second New York, at Fort Slocum; will sail from New York. The Fifth Illinois is not in tho list, but will sail with Wade's expedition, orders having been sent It last night. The general order dated Aug. 2, which designates the troops for Gen. Wade says "these regiments will be or- ganised Into brigades as follows," and then continues: "First Brigade—First Rhode Island, Fourth Missouri, Twenty- second New York. Second Brigade—First North Carolina, First Alabama, First Arkansas. Third Brigade—First New Hampshire, First Vermont, Fifty-second Iowa. Fourth Brlgado-r-Flrst New Jersey, First West Virginia, Third Virginia. Fifth Brigade—Second Texas, First Connecticut, First Delaware. Sixth Brigade—First Maine, Third Tennessee, First Maryland. Maj.rQen. Wade, U. S. V., Is, by direction of tho secretary of war, assigned to command °f those brigades and will conduct them to Puerto Rico. On his arrival there ho will report to Maj.-Qen. Job" K. ttroplje. United States avmy, tov duty WltU tl^e forces under U\e Immediate direction of, $Ue »n,a;|or-gon,era,l commanding the army. These regiments are detached frpm, the 9WJP9 With, w^kjjj «jey are nc-\y -l^d&i^;:/' changed, awaiting news of the landing of Maj.-Gen. Brooke at Arroyo, near Guayana, which Is slow work. Thus far the efforts to float the transports Massachusetts and Roumanian havo been unavailing. Thursday, August 4. President McKinley still awaiting Spain's reply to the peace proposals, con- Ildent of iheir acceptance.—Sagasta has summoned political leaders to a conference In Madrid, presumably to discuss the peace terms. All information as to the progress of the negotiations is withheld from the people of Spain.—In consequence of an appeal by tho commanding officers in our army at Santiago the President has ordered General Shatter's troops brought home as soon as possible.—General Miles has formed practically a new plan of campaign in Porto Rico, his object being to hem in the Spanish troops at Albonito, as well as to avoid mined roads.—Third Illinois regiment landed with General Brooke; at Arroyo and engaged In skirmishing with the Spaniards. President McKinley issued a peremptory order for the removal of General Shatter's troops from the disease-infected camps about Santiago to Montauk Point, on the breezy tip of Long Island. The effect of this decision was to countermand an order given by Secretary Alger to move the infantry inland among the Cuban hills, and Incidental to the sudden change in plans is a rupture between the Secretary and Colonel Theodore Roosevelt of the rough riders. Dispatches now given to the public indicate that half the army at Santiago is sick and all of it in a debilitated condition. When Secretary Alger's order to move back into the hills was received General Shafter called a council of his officers, and they decided to remonstrate against the order, explaining that many more lives would be lost by. disease unless the troops were moved promptly to a northern climate. Colonel Roosevelt was a leader in the movement, and lie drew up an earnest statement of the desperate conditions prevailing among tho American soldiers, with urgent insistence that the yellow fever scare was bogus and should not be permitted to delay tho withdrawal of the troops from the frightful conditions pro- vailing in the camps about Santiago. This statement purported to be a letter to General Shafter, and he promptly gave it to tho press to be forwarded to the United States for publication. The general offl- )f an appeal by the commanding officers robin almost demanding the withdrawal GEN. UOY STONE. (Torto Rlcan Invasion.) of their men from Cuba on account of the prevalence of diseases among them. It Is a remarkable procedure for American officers to join In a round-robin, but the situation at £anthjao Is exceptional, and the officers have been moved by pity for the sick and dying In their commands. For many days past tlie slclt reports from the front have shown an average of more than 4,000 men in hospital out of a total force of 20,000 to 22.000. Now cases each day number from 600 to 800. The mortality Is small compared with the total number of patients, but lu the aggregate tho deaths are alartniugr and The sickness is mostly in the form of malarial fever, but the belief has gone out that it is yellow fever, and the officers apparently feel the troops are being subjected to the horrors of their camps because the President or authorities in the United States fear yellow fever infection if they come north.. Their statements were intended In part to remove that misapprehension. General Shafter reported the unusual proceedings at the fron,t, and President McKinley took prompt action to give relief. He sent for Secretary Alger, Colonel P. J. Hecker, Adjutant General Corbln and Assistant Secretary Allen of tlie navy department this morning, and set the machinery in motion to havo the suffering soldiers north as quickly as possible. Secretary Alger when called on for an explanation said the cavalry at Santiago had already been ordered north and that one transport had In fact already sailed. He said it was planned to bring the other troops north as soon as pos.'iihlc, but he pointed to the necessity of keeping a large force at Santiago until after the deportation of the 23,000 Spanish prisoners. He also referred to the difficulty of getting enough transports to carry the soldiers, and said that in ordering the troops to tlie hills he hart acted on the recommendation of Surgeon General Sternberg. Friday, August 5. It is announced in Washington that Spain's answer accepting the terms of peace will bo delivered to the president this morning. — American officers who made public the terrible condition oC the siokilers at Santiago are threatened with court-martial. It is shown that had the Spaniards'secured tho information they might easily have recaptured the territory and massacred our troops.—Tho Eighth Illinois regiment at Camp Tanner receives orders to go to Santiago to relieve the First regiment. The men will sail from New York on the Yale August 9.—The war department is exerting itself to accomplish the removal of Gen. Shatter's army from Cuba at the earliest date possible, and it is believed that the threatened disaster from a scourge of yellow lever will be averted. A Camp Ditty. Camp life at Cnickamauga has Its bright and its dark sides. There are a good many hardships to be encountered, but the soldier lad who can't bear a little discomfort and extract a certain amount of fun out of it is a pretty poor sort of an animal. Now, the food, for instance, is often not quite as fine nor as plentiful as the average millionaire stay-at-home is accustomed to sit down to every day. So tnere is GEN, WILSON. (Porto Itlean Invasion.) considerable kickjng,more or less earu- est, as the circumstances seem to ae- mand. A West Philadelphia musician has just received from a trumpeter of the First Pennsylvania volunteers a little camp song written by a trumpeter of the Fourteenth Minnesota, and set to music by a trumpeter of the Second Ohio regiment. It goes: Feed me on grub again, just for a night, I am so weary of sole-leather steak, Petrified hardtack a sledge could not break; Tomatoes and beans in a watery ban, Sow-belly as strong as Goliath of Gath. Weary of starving on what I can't eat, Chewing up rubber and calling it meat. Backward, turn ..backward, for weary I am, Give me a whack at grandmamma's jam. Let me drink milk that has never been skimmed, Let me eat butter whose hair has been trimmed, Let me have once more an old-fashioned pie, Then Fin be ready to go south and die. —Philadelphia Record. Obedience. Our safely is in our obedience to God, in consfcftat watchfulness and fidelity. I do not toelieve that there are forcoa of evil trw near us and possibilities of woe. 7. believe that there is a force r.earer and mightier than the devil and e-11 the forces of hell. If wo trust and tftaey God (the Father, we shall be safe Irom all tfre possibilities of woe. — Rev. W. T. A glass firm lately received an order for 600 glass fence posts, to be of the usual gise, and grooved for tbe reception of wire, Warm Weathar Weakness to quickly overcome by the toning and blood enriching qualities of Hood's Barsaparilla. This great medicine cares that tired feeling almost tat quickly as the sun dispels the morning mist. It also cures pimples, boils, gait rheum, scrofula and all other troubles originating in bad, impure blood. p'aHila America's Greatest Medicine. $1; six for £5. Hood's PIII9 cure biliousness, indigestion. CURRENT EVENTS* There are no typewriters employed in the state department of the United States (Tovernment. Mrs. Edward Harris, of Richmond, Mo.. 53 years old, has given birth to twins for the seventh time. They are all living. Scotchmen object to the adjective "Scotch," especially in official documents, and demand that "Scots" or "Scottish" be used instead. George A. Fowler, of Kansas City, has given §21,000 to rebuild the agricultural department of the University of Kansas, recently destroyed by fire. The reason absence makes the heart grow fonder is, presumably, because tlie parties concerned do not have a chance to pet tired of each other. Tours in the Rocky mountains. The "Scenic Line of the World," the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad, offers to tourists in Colorado, Utah and Ne\v Mexico the choicest resorts, and to the trans-continental traveler the grandest scenery. Two separate and distinct routes through the Rocky Mountains, all through tickets available via either. The direct line to Cripple Creek, the greatest gold ca,mp on earth. Double daily train service with through Pullman sleepers and tourists'cnra between Denver and San Francisco. The best line to Utah, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington via the "Ogden Gateway." Write S. K. Hooper, G. P. & T. A., Denver, Colorado, for illustrated descriptive pamphlets. The receivers of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad have turned their attention to the improvement of the grades on the third division, from Cumberland to Grafton, or rather that portion •which lies between' Altamont, the top of the seventeen-mile grade, and Terra Alta, where the Cranberry grade begins to descend. The line passes through Deer Park and Oakland and crosses what is known as the "Glades" of the Allegheny Mountains. The grades are short and choppy, some of them being 80 to 85 feet to the mile. One of the first pieces of work to be done is now in progress at No. 58 Cut, where the grade is being reduced from 81 feet to 42% feet per mile, with equations for curvature. It is expected that the cutting down of this grade will enable the receivers to increase the train load from 1,000 tons to 1,300 tons on east-bound trains. One mile of the roadway will be lowered and it is expected that the work will be completed bv "•" —''i' 1 '" of npinbnr. The gross earnings of the Chicago Great Western Railway Company for the'fiscal year ending June 30th, 1898, were $5,386,043.79; the operating expenses were $3,777,372.70; net, $1,603,671.09. The amount required to pay taxes, fixed charge and full dividends on the 4 per cent, debenture stock is $1,366,236.42; excess, $242,434.67. This excess is equal to a little more than 2 per cent, on the preferred A stock. The operating expenses include, besides other extraordinary expenses, the entire cost of 226 freight cars, which were- purchased during the year to make good all the cars which have been destroyed and gone out of service from any cause since the organization of the company. The largest local crop iu the history of the company is about ready for the harvest. It is estimated that there are 430,000 women domestic servants in London, and that 10,000'of 1hes3 are always out of situations or changing their places. Remember the name when you buy again tr Go to Colorado if you would escape midsummer's heat, enjoy life, regain lost health and see a livnd of marvelous beauty. Our summer tourist rate ($35 for the rotind trip) is now in effect, and our 4,35 p. m. and 11.55 p. in. trains bring Denver, Colorado Springs and Manitou within a night's ride of the JVJissouri River. Berths, tickets and full information tit all ticket offices or by addressing J. Francis, General Passenger Agt., Omaha, Nob. V. 8.—If you go west via Omalm <ina ttyo Byrllnfe'toa Houto, yw o»B s Wp off «,nd see tbe',' -

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